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Sunshine Beach favored in Meadowlands Pace elim

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Almost on cue, Sunshine Beach comes barreling south of the border as the 5-2 morning line choice in Saturday’s $50,000 Meadowlands Pace elimination. Eastern Ontario-based trainer Mark Steacy, assisted by his son Shawn, trains the son of Somebeachsomewhere, who has post five [program number four] with George Brennan to drive in race ten on the 13-race card. Sunshine Beach has four wins, a s...
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Another round of baby races at the Big M

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday morning at The Meadowlands was hot...real hot...and another round of baby races began at 10 a.m. The card began as it has for the past several weeks, with Jimmy Takter winning with a couple of impressive trotting fillies. He is absolutely loaded in that division and a few of the fillies we have been watching in the mornings translated into stakes winners at Pocono last night. ...
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Tui rebounds in Tioga Saturday night feature

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Tui returned to the winner’s circle on Saturday night in the $16,000 open trot at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number five in a field of nine, Greg Merton settled Tui in early as Macs Bad Boy (Brandon Simpson) took the field by the quarter in 27.3. As the field passed the fans and the stands for the first time, Merton moved Tui to the front and controlled the fractions of the r...
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12 PA All Stars races at Pocono on Saturday

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit Week at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs wrapped up with 12 Pennsylvania All Stars races on a steamy Saturday night. The 3-year-olds took center stage, with four $30,000 divisions of colts and geldings on the pace, three $35,000 divisions of pacing fillies, and five $30,000 divisions of trotting colts and geldings. 3-YEAR-OLD TROTTING COLTS AND GELDINGS Brew Master (Glidemaster...
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Frankies Dragon smashes Beat The Heat record

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Frankies Dragon, driven by Sylvain Filion, took no prisoners in the $43,500 Beat The Heat Pacing Series final as the swift pacer got under the wire first in a stakes record time of 1:48.4. In a field of 12, Frankies Dragon was parked to the outside past the opening station in a sizzling :25.4 by College Major (Randy Waples). Heading towards the half, College Major allowed The Ladies Man (Mik...
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Live On sets World Record at Pocono

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Live On set the world record for 4-year-old pacing geldings on a 5/8 oval with a sizzling mile of 1:48:1 in a condition pacing victory on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race was for non-winners of $22,000 in the last five starts and carries a purse of $21,000. Live On (Four Starzzz Shark-Reflect Upon Life), a 4-year-old gelding from the barn of Tom Fanning, l...
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Sunshine Beach wins elim; draw held for final

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Sunshine Beach and Odds On Equuleus stamped themselves as major Meadowlands Pace contenders when they finished on the wire together in the single elimination for the race Saturday night.   Sunshine Beach, driven by George Brennan, set most of the pace and held on for a neck victory in 1:48. Trainer Mark Steacy picked post 2 for Sunshine Beach for the final, and the open dra...
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Western Dame upsets Maywood 2FPs at 9-1

on 07/05/2013 2:00 AM
Showing that a little experience can go a long way, Bruce and Mary Alexander's Western Dame rebounded from a break in her career debut to post a resounding 5 1/4-length romp over seven other Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old pacing fillies in Thursday's $12,000 My Metallica Stake at Maywood Park. The final time was 1:57.1.   Storming up from first-over from fourth as 1-...
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Ontario Commission rules in favor of trainers

on 07/05/2013 2:00 AM
On Thursday, three Ontario-based trainers whose horses had tested positive for a Class 2 drug were found not at fault by the Ontario Racing Commission's appeal panel. In a five-day span in mid-June, Rob Fellows, Brad Maxwell and Bjorn 'Bernie' Noren all had horses placed on the 90-day ineligible to race list for positive tests. Those trainers were cleared at hearings and were not assessed penal...
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Flyhawk Falina leads 2YOFT winners at Buffalo

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Flyhawk Falina, a 2-year-old filly by Cash Hall out of the El Paso Kash mare Nowerland Nanette, won her $37,862 division of the New York Sire Stakes in 2:03 at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 3). It was the first lifetime start for Flyhawk Falina, who was a $9,500 Morrisville purchase last year, and is owned by Ann-Marie Daley of Lake Worth, Fla.   Dismissed by the bettor...
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Little Ms Chrissty takes Sorce Ann at Balmoral

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Flashing the form that made her one of the best two-year-old filly trotters in the Prairie State last season, Robert and Donnie Taylor's Little Ms Chrissy notched her second straight stakes score in 2013 as she parlayed a perfect pocket-sitting trip into a 1 ½ length victory in Wednesday's $12,000 Sorce Ann Stake at Balmoral Park. The final time of 1:54.4 was a new life mark for the daughter ...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Let's get the Fourth of July party started with the new Weekend Preview. There looks to be plenty of fireworks on the track at the Meadowlands as a single Meadowlands Pace elimination and a pair of eliminations for the William Haughton Memorial highlight Saturday's card, and the Weekend Preview takes you inside both stakes.   The connections of three horses—including the top-ranke...
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Page drives three OSS winners at Scioto

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
The rain came halfway through the race card but it didn't dampen the spirits of the fans that came to watch and bet on the races, nor the horsemen that were racing Ohio Sire Stakes 2-year-old fillies at Scioto Downs Racino on the 4th of July.   Chris Page was smoking right off the bat, winning the first four races on the day, the first three of which were Sire Stakes events. In the first ...
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Artic Byrd rallies for 1:52.1 Vernon victory

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Artic Byrd continued her high-flying ways with a 1:52.1 come-from-behind victory in the featured event during Thursday's special July 4th -matinee program at Vernon Downs.   Competing in the 10th race, the week's $8,000 Open-2 contest for female pacers, the energetic Artic Byrd idled in fourth place as Abbey Road Hanover hustled to a :56-second half. The 5-year-old roan mare rallied...
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Plenty of stakes action at Yonkers

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's upcoming calendar offers stakes from both the open and statebred sides of the menu.   Friday night. the $291,475 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings has three divisions--worth $96,025, $97,725 and $97,725, respectively--carded as races 1,10 and 11.   The opening event asks the musical question, "Is Bettor Than You...
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USTA introduces legislative tool kit

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
As America heads for our annual celebration of independence, the U.S. Trotting Association has introduced a Legislative Tool Kit, designed to help industry participants exercise their democratic rights as they pertain to equine industry concerns.   The Tool Kit, based in the horsemen's section of the USTA's website at http://www.ustrotting.com/, = is designed to help those...
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Zucccarello hopes to slash his Z at Goshen

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
The literary character Zorro punctuated his successes by slicing the air with three quick slashes of his rapier, marking the letter Z.   Amateur driver Matt Zuccarello, who has a big Z across the back of his black, blue and white colors, hopes his fellow drivers see his Z cross the finish line ahead of them at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday. Zuccarello, 38, lives in New Hyde P...
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Gallie Bythe Beach's 1:52 fastest in All Stars

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan and trainer Michael Hall hooked up for a pair of wins in Pennsylvania All Stars action for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were five divisions of the races held, with each carrying a purse of $30,000.   Stepping past Callahan and Hall for the spotlight was the Somebeachsomewhere-Galleria daughter Gallie Bythe Beach, wh...
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Social Scene sets 1:52 track mark in NYSS

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
On Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway, $353,256 in purses for New York Sire Stakes were up for grabs for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Each division carried a purse of $88,314.   The first division was wagered as a two-horse race and indeed, it was. Cheyenne Miriam (Simon Allard), from post position 5, held a chasing Park N Orchard (Brian Sears) at bay through fractions of ...
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Six-horse Connors Memorial prep at Hazel Park

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
A compact field of six will line up behind the gate Friday night, July 5, at Hazel Park Raceway in the William Connors Memorial prep race. The race highlights a holiday card that will be capped off by the track's annual fireworks display following the races.   With just a half-dozen 3-year-old trotters entered for the 14th renewal of the race named for the late Hall of Fame race secretary...
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