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Silver Eage wins Beat The Heat round 2

on 06/30/2013 2:00 AM
The second $18,000 round of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series continued on Saturday evening at Mohawk with a familiar face once again in the winner's circle.   After finding the wire first in the opening leg last week, Randy Waples guided Silver Eagle to victory in 1:51.1. The son of Brandons Cowboy remains a top threat for the $43,500 final next week. The speedy five-year-old wa...
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Foiled Again now richest pacer in world

on 06/30/2013 2:00 AM
Having surpassed the $5 million mark in career earnings thanks to his win in Saturday's $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Foiled Again has only two horses ahead of him on the all-time money list: trotters Varenne and Moni Maker.   Does the 9-year-old pacer have another half-million in him to get past those two? "I think he's gota lot more than that in him,...
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Lady Broadway wins Hudson Trot elim in 1:55.3

on 06/30/2013 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won six of Yonkers Raceway's 13 races Saturday night, including pole-sitting Sapphire City ($6.70) in the featured $46,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Pocketed to 3-2 choice Malak Uswaad N (Eric Goodell) through fractions of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:22.3, Sapphire City angled out in the lane. He was able to grind by a stubborn foe by a head in 1:50.4. Pan from Nantucket (Jordan S...
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Marcus Miller wins 5 at Meadowlands

on 06/30/2013 2:00 AM
Marcus Miller made the most of his trip to the Meadowlands on Saturday night, scoring wins in 5 of the 14 races on the card. Two of his victories came in New Jersey Sire Stakes. The 14-race betting card included two divisions each for the two year old colt and filly pacers.   The first Sire Stakes leg was held as a non-betting event for the 2-year-old pacing colts and was won by Bea...
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Northern Companion, Gale star at Vernon

on 06/30/2013 2:00 AM
The pacer Northern Companion and driver Truman Gale were each prominent performers during Saturday night's 60th Anniversary celebration program at Vernon Downs.   Northern Companion charged home from third in a :27.3 final quarter to defeat track record-holder JK Panache in Saturday's $10,000 featured Open pace, while Gale, a former provisional driving champion at the track, capture...
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Captain turns in courageous effort in Hempt

on 06/30/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous might be known as Captain Courageous after the way he won Saturday's (June 29)$500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Starting from the outermost spot on the gate, Captaintreacherous and driver Tim Tetrick were on the outside for the entire mile -- three wide at points -- but managed to win by a neck over Vegas Vacation in 1:...
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Muscle Hill, Muscles Yankee 2YOs take NJSS

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Hill I Am (pictured) was one of the Muscle Hill-sired New Jersey Sires Stakes winners at the Meadowlands Friday night. The rookie sire had a second winner and his sire, Muscles Yankee, also took NJSS divisions. The first crop of 2009 Hambletonian winner and Horse of the Year Muscle Hill were making their pari-mutuel debuts on this evening and he was well represented with winners i...
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139 claims entered on 25 horses in YR series

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night debuted its "Jackpot Next Door" Claiming Series, an event for pacers of both genders with $20,000 base price tags on their backs. The seven races (five for lads, two for lasses) not only offered overstuffed fields--trailers in all but one of the groupings--but an SRO crowd of folks with checks genuflecting at the feet of official "claims meister” Bob (OUTP) Miecuna...
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Cowgirl Hall scores 12th lifetime victory

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall and driver Rick Plano shared top billing during Friday night's 12-race program at Vernon Downs.   Former New York Sires Stakes standout Cowgirl Hall collected her first win of the season with a fast-closing 1:55 effort in Friday's $6,200 feature, while Plano, the track's leading reinsman and trainer again this season, posted five first-place finishes to tie Roman Lopez for mo...
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Harmony Oaks Quike gives Micallef 2,000th win

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Mike Micallef notched the 2,000th win of his career as he piloted Harmony Oaks Quike to victory in the opening division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 27. The 1:54.2 victory marked a career milestone for the veteran driver and the second win of season for the three-year-old daughter of Make It Brief. ...
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Shadow Play colts winners in Ontario SS

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Goodtimes winner Flanagan Memory made his sophomore Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series debut at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday, June 28, and turned in his second straight victory over the Campbellville oval. The Kadabra son and driver Chris Christoforou stopped the clock at 1:55, reeling in dueling leaders Gotta Secret and Buddy Hally in the final quarter and trotting off to the two and three-quar...
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2YO colt breaks, spots field 15, wins NYSS

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr stole the show as the veteran reinsman was in town to drive in the New York Sire Stakes on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The 2-year-old pacing colts took center stage and comprised seven of the evening's 15 races.   Morrill piloted five winners on the card including one of the most dynamic victories a freshman pacer has ever registered at the Spa. He's...
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Rolling Stones takes top 3YOCT in Sweden

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
The show in the Swedish 3-year-old stakes goes on with the exceptional colt Rolling Stones the headliner. The son of Viking Kronos out of Hot Pants (by Pine Chip-Red Hot Mama) is now seven for seven since he started to race April 1.Stefan Hultman trains the winner while Orjan Kihlstrom handled the driving.   In the E3 finals for colts and fillies were held on Saturday,...
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2YOs in action; Check Me Out qualifies too

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday morning's baby races at the Meadowlands were conducted under ideal conditions with the temperature in the 80s and just a light breeze. A few impressions were left by trotting colts Flacco and Trixton, both trained by Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter and driver by Yannick Gingras. Flacco is a Muscles Yankee $62,000 Harrisburg yearling who took over past the opening quarter and co...
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Girls' Night Out series to return to Mohawk

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
The Girls' Night Out Pacing Series returns to Mohawk's summer stakes schedule for its second season. Girls' Night Out, which consists of two preliminary legs and a final, is for older pacing mares, who are non-winners of $30,000 in 2013 as of midnight June 30, with a minimum of five starts this year. Winners of over $100,000 in 2012 are ineligible. The $18,000 first leg will be contested on Fri...
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Sweet Talkin Satin equals Hoosier mark

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
A full field of 11 lined up behind the starting gate for the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (June 29) and it was Sweet Talkin Satin who romped home a winner in 1:50.3. With Trace Tetrick at the lines, Sweet Talkin Satin used a perfect pocket trip to establish a lifetime best mark in the third round of th...
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King Mufasa wins Hanover Stakes

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
With the sounds of summer serenading fans on the apron as Balmoral Park enjoyed its yearly "Beach Party,” the 2013 Hanover Stakes season kicked off on Saturday night with a $37,100 event for 3-year-old trotting colts.   After dominating the ICF ranks through his first five starts of the year, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms King Mufasa continued his early season march to ...
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Fool Me Once sets Vernon record in NYSS

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
The favorite Fool Me Once lived up to his top billing with a 1:50 track record performance in the fastest of three divisions of Thursday's $132,975 New York Sires Stakes feature for 3-year-old male pacers at Vernon Downs.   Rated perfectly throughout the ninth race in a persistent rain and over a sloppy track, Fool Me Once was sent to the front at the start by driver Scott Zeron and led t...
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Top Swedish sire Super Arnie euthanized

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
The Swedish stallion Super Arnie has been euthanized at the age of 26 at the Norrby farm. He has been a top sire in Sweden since 2000, and led all sires for four consecutive years (2006-2009). His most successful offspring are the top international performer Gigant Neo, the winner of the Prix d'Amerique, and Camilla Highness, a Swedish Breeders Crown champion.   Super Arnie...
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Blanchard promoted at Western Fair

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
Western Fair District has announced that Greg Blanchard has been promoted to raceway manager effective June 30. He has been with Western Fair District for the last three years as assistant raceway manager and announcer.   Blanchard will take over management of the Raceway operations and will also take on additional assignments and duties throughout the year in other areas of the Dist...
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