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Ziegfeld takes Buffalo trot feature

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
Ziegfeld, a five-year-old Broadway Hall gelding, won the $11,000 featured trot in 1:58.3, for owners J M L Stables Inc, of Heathrow, Florida, here at Buffalo Raceway Friday night(April 5), over a fast track. It was the third win in five attempts this season for Ziegfeld.   Ziegfeld ($5.60), the 9/5 favorite in the race, settled in fourth from post four with driver Jim Morrill, ...
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ABC Mercedes, I Trust You win at Hoosier

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
The opening week of live harness racing action at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the track's 20th season, saw measurable success on all fronts.   Through the first five nights of racing, Hoosier Park has seen an overall increase of 33 percent in all sources wagering over the corresponding week in 2012. The wagering front also offered remarkable value to the horseplayer ...
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New series for claimers at Meadowlands

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Race Secretary Pete Koch has added another innovative short series to the track's condition sheet for the coming week.   Named for one of those great old campaigners that called The Big M home for years, The Gina Giant, the class requires a start for a claiming tag of $12,500 or less in their last three starts. There will be no claiming of horses in the series. Divi...
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Gary Mosher wins 5 of 10 Scarborough races

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
Gary Mosher continued his firm stranglehold on the top spot of the leaderboard by casting a spell over the Scarborough Downs oval on Saturday. Mosher won five of the ten races on the program, posting a total of 9 wins over the first four performances of the 2013 harness racing meet.   Included in the tally were River Waltz N (1:58), Henry's Choice (2:01), Escape Attack (1:...
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Chilitodayhotatamale wins; Action-Broadway hits million mark

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
Action-Broadway, the 2011 Mare Trotter of the Year, added another laurel to her crown Saturday at The Meadows when she passed $1 million in career earnings. With a fourth-place finish in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot, Action-Broadway now boasts a lifetime bank account of $1,000,587. Eric Ledford drove for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. and owner Ken Sommer.   The 6-year-ol...
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Cruizin KC edges Atta Boy Dan at Pompano

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
Cruizin KC, with lessee and trainer Mark O'Mara in the bike, paced his final half-mile in a shade under :54 to eke out a narrow victory in Pompano Park's featured Open Pace on Saturday night (April 6) in 1:52.   The gelded 5-year-old son of Mach Three edged out Atta Boy Dan, handled by Walter Ross Jr., and Kommander Hawk, with Kevin Wallis in the bike, by a half length, coming from ...
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Andy Miller wins 4; Big M handle tops $3 million

on 04/06/2013 2:00 AM
Andy Miller stole the night early on at the Meadowlands on Saturday, winning four races on the card, included the "Dash For The Notes Final” for C-2 Pacers with Arezzo Hanover and giving trainer Nancy Takter Johansson her first training victory.   As for Arezzo Hanover, after making the lead in :27.2, he rebuffed an early challenge from long-shot Line Officer blazing through ...
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Rockincam ready for his second Levy round

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
Rockincam made his 2013 debut a winning one – and in a historic way. A 6-year-old male pacer, Rockincam won his second-round division of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series in a dead-heat with Classic Rock Nroll at Yonkers Raceway on March 30. The time for the mile was 1:51.4, making it the fastest dead-heat for win on a half-mile track in harness racing history. "I think he raced g...
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Delaware-bred pacers in action at Dover

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
Artistic Director, Hot Roddy and Golden Gun closed out Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries with impressive victories in $20,000 second leg colt paces at Dover Downs on Thursday. Meanwhile, Main A Dieu Too, a horse that was claimed only a few months ago, stepped up to win the $36,000 Preferred Pace for trianer Gary Ewing.   With Brad Hanners driving, Artistic Direct...
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Report says Flamboro dates cut from 188 to 100

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
The Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator has reported that Flamboro Downs will not race during the months of June through September this year and will cut back from 188 dates in 2012 to just 100 in 2013.   The story in the Spectator said the Ontario Racing Commission had not officially released the dates, but they were confirmed by a local legislator and the track.   "We'll go from a...
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Sports figures to make Big M appearances

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
Peter Grandich, managing member of Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Co., LLC, has announced that the company has committed major marketing support to the New Jersey harness racing industry. As part of his support, members of the Trinity Financial Corporate Advisory Board will soon begin making appearances at the Meadowlands Racetrack in an effort to provide added value to ...
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Grand River races reformatted, but still alive

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
A sponsorship of C$75,000 from the Grand River Agricultural Society has ensured the continuation of the Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of the Belles during the 2013 edition of the annual Industry Day Celebration at Grand River Raceway.   GRAS is the parent company of the Elora, Ont., track. The Board of Directors voted to extend the cash as a base for the races, which are the highlight...
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Vernon hosts first qualifiers of 2013

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
A total of 78 Standardbreds were declared to start in Friday morning's initial qualifying session of the 60th harness racing season at Vernon Downs.   A total of 41 pacers and 34 trotters actually participated in the 14 races in preparation for Vernon's opening on Friday, April 12. Three other harness horses were scratched.   The Turn N Burn Stable's veteran pacer Bullish Blue...
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Trainer hopes to hear "rohr" of the Big M crowd

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Heidi Rohr has come a long way in a relatively short time, following a steady path of success from Maine to the Meadowlands Racetrack with an exemplary work ethic and a passion for horses.   On Saturday night, Rohr will send out Recent News, one of the major contenders in the $20,000 Dash for the "C” Notes Final (for C-1 class pacers), carded as race three on the 13-race program...
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Betterluvnexttime takes Hoosier feature

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
Betterluvnexttime made her Hoosier Park debut a winning one as she captured the featured $24,000 fillies and mares Invitational Pace on Friday (April 5) with driver Pete Wrenn at the lines.   Leaving from post seven, Wrenn sent Betterluvnexttime to the front but Trace Tetrick and Aqua Artist had the same idea. Aqua Artist made the front and remained uncontested through first half fract...
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Defending Matchmaker champ Rocklamation wins

on 04/05/2013 2:00 AM
On a cold and windy night, Yonkers Raceway played host to the Blue Chip Matchmaker for pacing mares on Friday night. Four, $40,000 divisions--leg three of five--went postward, summarized as such.   In the first division, a pair of odds-on lasses went at it, and it was their race from the outset. Royal Cee Cee N (George Brennan) led through intervals of :28, :58 and 1:26.2,...
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Morrill wins seven at Pocono Wednesday

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. put on a driving clinic at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night, driving five straight winners and then picking up another two victories to take seven of the 14 races. Morrill started his streak off with Libra Vita in race 3, winning by a nose. After picking up wins in races 4 through 6, he steered the 3-year-old Somebeachsomewhere filly Exotic Beach to a 1:55.1 sc...
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6 straight for Waiting On A Woman, Visible Gold

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman extended his winning streak to six at Pompano Park on Wednesday night with a handy win for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.3. Meanwhile, at The Meadows, Visible Gold captured his sixth straight in a conditioned pace, scoring in 1:52  for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables.   Waiting On A Woman was handic...
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59 nominated to $1 million Pepsi NA Cup

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group Thursday announced 59 horses have been nominated to the 30th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest harness racing event. That number is down from 64 for the 2012 edition of the race.   The one-mile pace for 3 year olds, set for Mohawk Racetrack, is scheduled for Saturday, June 15.   Headlining the 2013 c...
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East vs. West battle on April 12-13 at Cal Expo

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
A Floridian and a New Yorker will be looking to avenge previous defeats in the upcoming East vs. West Challenge at Cal Expo in Sacramento.   Dein Spiggs is no stranger to the winner's circle, but he has not been up close and personal to a California winner's circle since 2006. Dein appeared in five races in the inaugural version of the Challenge finishing with a win, a second a...
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