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Hugadragon notches 4th straight at Meadows

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
Undeterred by post nine, Hugadragon rushed to the lead for Dave Palone, got it just before the quarter and went on to an easy victory—his fourth straight—in Tuesday's $22,500 winners-over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although Hugadragon had to work hard to wrest the early lead from Huxley, he reached the half in :56.3 and had plenty left to thwart the f...
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A pair of EBC Final winners at Vernon

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Lola De Vie and Jurgen Hanover earned champion status, while JK Panache capped off Sunday night’s 12-race card at Vernon Downs with the fastest pacing mile of the 21-program campaign, and a track record for 4-year-old geldings. With Jim Morrill, Jr. doing the teaming for trainer Chris Ryder in Sunday’s sixth session, Lola De Vie used a fast closing spurt in the final furlong to out-st...
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Romantic Moment 1:50.2 winner at Pocono

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Romantic Moment picked up her first victory of 2013 in impressive fashion, hanging tough on the front end to win the featured Preferred pace for mares on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000. Coming off a 3-year-old season in which she won 10 of 16 races, Romantic Moment (American Ideal-Time N Again) had come up winless in her first ...
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New app allows smartphone wagering on ScD

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
MTR Gaming Group Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced on June 10 the recent implementation of a mobile wagering application that will allow its customers to place bets using their smartphones and iPads. Now that smartphones and smart devices are prevalent in society many businesses and companies are looking for ways to accommodate and benefit from this hi tech advancement. The horse racing ...
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Doctor Butch leads in NYSS Friday at Yonkers

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returns from hiatus Friday night, with New York Sires Stakes. The $351,656 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace brings together the Empire's glamour division, with 3-year-old colts and geldings having their first rendezvous. A barbershop quartet of events, going as races 2,4,6 and 7, comprise the event. Doctor Butch, last seen in these environs winning the $275,000 final o...
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Harrington cancels due to weather concerns

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Due to concerns of inclement weather in the Mid-Atlantic region, Harrington Raceway canceled its Monday June 10 program. The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund races that were scheduled for 3-year-old colt gelding pacers, will be rescheduled as drawn for Monday, June 17.   Tuesday’s live program will feature three divisions of DSBF pacing fillies competing in their $20,000 d...
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Big And Little's 1:52.4 sets Meadows trot mark

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Big And Little rebounded big time from last week’s miscue when he captured Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows in a track-record 1:52.4 — on a surface rated "good.”   In his most recent start, Big And Little broke after a first-over move gained him the lead. On Monday, Brian Zendt didn’t wait for any backside mischief, sending the 5-year-old SJ’s Caviar-Penn P...
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Meadowlands handles $3 million, up 53%

on 06/09/2013 2:00 AM
With the majority of the Meadowlands mainstay drivers at Mohawk for the North America Cup Eliminations, full-fields and competitive racing led to one of the largest handle increases of the year. At the end of the program, the $3,039,441 wagered was an increase of $1,052,585 from the $1,986,856 bet on the same Saturday card in 2012. That marked an increase of 53-percent. The Saturday program ra...
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Ohio Sire Stakes highlight Scioto Saturday card

on 06/09/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino was host to 3-year-old filly Ohio Sires Stakes races on Saturday (June 8).  Mitey Pretty Win picked a good time to break her maiden when she took the first $30,000 division for trotters in 1:59.2. "Jim (trainer Jim Arledge, Jr.) told me that she’s a little funny in the first turn and once you get her through there she ought to be okay,” said driver Kayne Kau...
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Pet Rock, Camille big winners at Tioga

on 06/09/2013 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs featured the best free-for-all pacers in the country in the $184,000 Roll With Joe and $156,000 Artiscape Pace. In the $184,000 Roll With Joe pace, Golden Receiver got his typical jump off the wings and was in front by the quarter mile mark in :26. However, Sweet Lou and Yannick Gingras were parked and pressed on to the front, clearing Golden Receiver by the thr...
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Takter takes 2 of 3 Currier & Ives divisions

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Dontyouforgetit and Bluto gave the team of Jimmy Takter and Dave Palone a pair of victories in Friday's $134,426 Currier & Ives at The Meadows. Longshot Its Complicated took the other division of the stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Dontyouforgetit banked $378,590 at 2 but was winless in his first two outings this year and sent off at 7-1 as a result. But he was...
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Raven Victory scores in Summer Survivor

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
With the majority of the Meadowlands mainstays traveling to Canada for the weekend, Tim Tetrick took full advantage of his Friday night in East Rutherford, scoring four victories on the card. Two of those four wins came in Late Closer action. Three series got underway tonight at the Meadowlands. The Summer Survivor Series for trotters saw Raven Victory score a decisive victory in 1:55 over ...
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Maven's 1:52.4 leads in Armbro Flight elims

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Maven turned in a 1:52.4 clocking to take the faster of two $35,000 eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Driven by Yannick Gingras, the daughter of Glidemaster captured the Breeders Crown last year at Woodbine before equaling the Canadian record in her first start as an aged mare earlier this season. Intense Americ...
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Indiana star Alwalys About Katie returns with win

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Always About Katey returned to her winning ways and captured the featured event, the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 7. After a second place finish in the opening round of the sire stakes action, Always About Katey notched her first win of the season in a lifetime best performance of 1:52.3....
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All Spirit captures Tioga Open for mares

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. got back to business on Friday night, capturing the $16,000 fillies and mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Marohn left alertly from post position number three in a field of six getting away second behind Odds On Aventure at the quarter pole in :26.4. By the fans and stands for the first time, Marohn moved All Spirit to the front and controlled the half mile ...
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Muscle Hill filly Pacific Winds K a 1:59.2 winner

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands hosted 15 baby races for 2-year-old trotters and pacers on Saturday morning (June 8). After Friday night's deluge, the sun appeared early this morning and track superintendant Gary Wolff had the strip in A-1 condition.   Trotters opened the day and a sharp Bob Key homebred colt named Jetta Liner, from the first crop of PA sire Lear Jetta, led all the way to win in 2:...
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Perretti Racing has big win at Belmont Park

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Perretti group had a big day on Belmont day at Belmont Park in New York when their horse Forty Tales closed from well back in the field to win the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes. Perretti Racing Stable owns Forty Tales, who now has four wins in six career starts.   Swift fractions for the early part of the race set up the win with the big rally by Forty Tales over his 10 fo...
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Hoosier Park hikes purses 10% across the board

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park’s 20th season of live Standardbred racing continues to produce encouraging gains on all fronts. With the continuing success of the first-ever, all harness racing meet, Hoosier Park has announced purses will reflect a 10 percent increase, effective June 18. This 10 percent increase will be felt throughout the entire purse structure. With a renewed focus on fresh marketi...
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Uncle Peter shatters World Record in win at Pocono

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Another Saturday night, another world comes under assault at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. This time around, it was the mark for 4-year-old trotting stallions on a 5/8-mile oval that was obliterated by star trotter Uncle Peter in the Preferred trot on Saturday night. The race carried a purse of $25,000. Uncle Peter (Cantab Hall-Victory Treasure), who was fresh off a second-place finis...
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Aruba Vacation shines at Tioga on Saturday

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. were all business on Saturday night in the $16,000 open trot at Tioga Downs. For the past two starts Paquet had sat the two hole with Aruba Vacation and could do no better than fifth and seventh. On Saturday night Paquet was in no mood to take the two hole trip and fired Aruba Vacation off of the gate from post three to trip the quarter mark in 27.1. Arub...
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