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Paulette Revere wins again at The Meadows

on 04/28/2013 2:00 AM
On April 20 at The Meadows, Paulette Revere stalked Unefoisdansmavie from the pocket, then brushed by her in the lane to capture the Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. On Saturday, it was déjà vu all over again, as Paulette Revere once more used a pocket trip and the Lightning Lane to defeat Unefoisdansmavie by a neck in 1:55.2 and take the $22,500 top distaff trot. RT Sun Poco f...
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Forty Tales wins Derby Trial for Perretti Farms

on 04/28/2013 2:00 AM
Branching out to the Thoroughbred side of horse racing, Perretti Farms had a big winner on Saturday night at Churchill Downs when Forty Tales won the $201,425 Derby Trial. Racing under the banner of Perretti Racing Stable, Forty Tales won the one-turn mile race in 1:35.77 with Joel Rosario riding for trainer Todd Pletcher.   Purchased for $80,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sal...
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Charisma Hanover wins Courageous Lady

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
The first Grand Circuit event of the season for three-year-old filly pacers was a wire to wire victory for the Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC when their filly, Charisma Hanover, won the $84,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park. Trained by Ron Burke and driven by Dave Palone, Charisma Hanover was 1 1/4-lengths in front at the finish and returned $3.40 to win.  Despite bei...
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The Evictor takes top trot in 1:54.3 at Vernon

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
The Evictor made fast work of seven high-stepping Open rivals, while Hold On Tightly became the first three-time winner of the season at Vernon Downs on Friday night (April 26). With Marcus Miller doing the teaming for trainer John Butenschoen in race 10, The Evictor took over from Yankee Manny in the stretch drive and powered to an impressive 1:54.3 victory, fastest trotting mile of the fi...
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Stars compete in busy Meadowlands qualifiers

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
The qualifying slate at the Meadowlands Saturday morning featured many of harness racing’s best and brightest. Over the course of 17 races, some of the sport’s biggest names competed at the Big M, led by the debut of 2012 Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. Drawing in with six other pacers in the morning’s 14th event, the Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure colt led gate-to-wire in a 1:52 ...
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Feeling You wins Bluechip Matchmaker in 1:52.4

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
Second choice Feeling You and driver Tyler Buter patiently sat in the pocket and slipped up the inside in the stretch to win the $285,000 Bluechip Matchmaker Final Saturday night, April 27 at Yonkers. The duo finished half a length in front of Anndrovette in a time of 1:52.4. Starting from the rail, Buter and Feeling You were forward placed early, getting the pocket seat behind Camille and Yann...
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'Razzle' dazzles with 1:51.3 Levy Final score

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
Razzle Dazzle and driver Brian Sears led gate-to-wire to capture the $450,000 George Morton Levy Series Final Saturday, April 27 at Yonkers. Drawing the rail for the final, the Real Desire six year old set every fraction and held off a hard charging Foiled Again to claim his fourth seasonal win in 1:51.3. Versado and Andy Miller finished third. When the gate folded, Foiled Again and Yannick Gin...
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Thunder Steeler takes Hoosier invite in 1:50.1

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
Thunder Steeler made his presence felt in the late stages of the $24,000 Invitational pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as he rallied sharply to take home top honors in the featured event on Saturday (Apr 27). Shipping in from Balmoral Park, the four-year-old gelding’s 1:50.1 victory marks the fastest mile over Hoosier Park’s oval thus far into the 2013 meet. As the gate closed, Rick...
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Burnin Money sweeps Don Mills Series

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
After finding the winner’s circle in both preliminary rounds of the Don Mills Series, Burnin Money completed the series sweep in a stakes record time of 1:52.4 Saturday night, April 27. Driven by Jonathan Drury, the 15-time winner also set a new lifetime best in the process for trainer Carmen Auciello and owners Wheelhouse Racing Stable. Guiltywithanexcuse (Paul MacDonell) fired to the fro...
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Mystic Karissa rebounds in Thompson Series

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Mystic Karissa made amends for her first loss of the season last week as she captured the fastest division of the Bill Thompson series, a late-closing event open to Indiana-sired 3 year old and older fillies and mares that are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. The 3-year-old filly notched her fifth win in six lifetime performances in career-best ...
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Intimidate wins Rideau Carleton qualifier

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion Intimidate, who went on to win the 2012 O'Brien Award as Canada's 3-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, picked up his first charted line of the season during Thursday morning's qualifying session at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and it was a winning effort.   The 4-year-old son of Justice Hall-Fabulous Tag, who was last spotted at Woodbine Racetrack winning la...
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Marohn brings home five winners at Mighty M

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. put on a driving clinic at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon when he reined five winners on the 10-race card.   Marohn, the defending driving champion at the Mighty M, started his day winning both ends of the early double. He scored with Allan Cisco Stable's trotter La Hollywood ($3.40) in 2:03.3 in the first race, and then came back to cop the seco...
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New racing under saddle series at Meadowlands

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
A late-closing series for trotters racing under saddle will feature a $25,000 final on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 3, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Monte racing, a hybrid of harness and Thoroughbred racing is a popular pari-mutuel sport in Europe, especially in France where many top trotters and drivers compete in both sulky and saddle races.   The fledgling organizat...
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The "Captain" set to qualify Saturday at Big M

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Stars, stars and more stars. Seventeen qualifiers have been scheduled for Saturday morning at the Meadowlands and several of the sports biggest names will be on the racetrack, including the 2012 Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous and divisional rivals Odds On Equuleus and Rockin Amadeus, who drew into separate contests. Saturday marks the first appearance of the year for both Captaintreac...
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3YO pacing fillies in Meadows series action

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Forced to come first-over into pedestrian fractions, Mattwestern turned on the after-burners to capture a division of Friday’s My Drag Queen Pace at The Meadows. Doubelieveinmagic took the other $12,500 third-leg split in the series for 3-year-old fillies. The $20,000 (est.) series final is set for Friday, May 3. Things looked bleak for Mattwestern when she got away fifth and saw the fron...
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2013 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule now available

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
The 2013 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) schedule is now available and is posted on the  OSS website at www.ontariosiresstakes.com. The schedule was drafted with the racing information known at this time and participants are advised that the dates and locations are subject to change.To view the full release and schedule, please use the following link:http://www.ontarioracingcommissio...
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Promisemethis wins Meadows series split

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Rebounding from an uncharacteristic break last week, Promisemethis sailed to a front-end victory in Wednesday’s Trotslikethewind Trot at The Meadows. Gliding To Glory took the other $12,500 third-leg split in the series for 3-year-old fillies. The $20,000 (est.) series final is set for Wednesday, May 1. After winning her division in the series’ opening leg, Promisemethis made an inexp...
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Konkle named Hoosier Park's racing scholar

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Tim Konkle, 53, has a professional goal to promote and help grow the Indiana harness racing industry; plain and simple. With more than 50 years of horse racing experience, 15 years at Hoosier Park alone, Konkle brings a level of professionalism and expertise that is unparalleled in the greater Indiana region.   For this reason, Hoosier Park has transitioned Konkle from backside main...
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40-year-old trifecta cashes in at Buffalo

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Although Standardbreds are eligible to compete through age 14, a very rare few remain competitive enough to maintain a racing career anywhere near the mandatory retirement age.   However, the first race on Wednesday, April 24, at Buffalo Raceway produced a feat that will be hard to duplicate.   In what seemed like an ordinary $4,000 claiming race, Fleeing the ...
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Bolt The Duer wins second qualifier of 2013

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Some well-known harness names--and a few that may establish themselves at the highest levels in the near future--were out for qualifying action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Thursday morning.   Bolt The Duer, the fastest horse ever on a five-eighths mile track by virtue of his 1:47.4 triumph in the Adios last year, went behind the gate for the second time as a 4 year old....
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