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Ben Wallace talks about Apprentice Hanover

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
Apprentice Hanover, a top Pepsi North America Cup contender, is ready to begin his sophomore campaign for trainer Ben Wallace. The highly-regarded son of Somebeachsomewhere posted a pair of qualifier efforts to start his 2013 season. His most recent qualifier occurred this past Wednesday at Mohawk as he stopped the timer first in an impressive 1:51.2. The five-time winner has banked $265...
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Yankee Glide at New Bolton after bout of colic

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
The top trotting sire Yankee Glide, who stands at stud at Walnridge of Pennsylvania under the management of Kentuckiana Farms, was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Monday morning after suffering a bout of colic.   As of Monday afternoon, the 19-year-old son of Valley Victory was "resting comfortably," said Kentuckiana's Bob Brady, and being evaluated. ...
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TVG FFA, Cutler elims highlight Big M card

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver and Fred And Ginger captured the $50,000 TVG Free-For-All Open Pace divisons while Wishing Stone and Modern Family won the eliminations for next week's $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Trot to highlight an action-packed Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The TVG Opens and the $40,000 Cutler eliminations kicked off the road to the $500,000 TVG Championsh...
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Sebastian K wins Oslo Grand Prix

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
There is always a great crowd, nice weather and great racing at the Bjerke racetrack in Oslo, Norway, but on Sunday it was just great racing in the country capitol. The field was this year reduced before the start as the 2011 winner Arch Madness had to be scratched after tying up after a training mile earlier in the week. The American guest will not have made the trip in vain, as he'...
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Opening week success at Scioto

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino is on the fast track for the 2013 racing season which will see 75 total racing days, up from 57 in 2012. Even with the sloppy track on Friday and the cooler nights, people flocked to Columbus to see the opening week of harness racing. Average daily total handle for the track was up 33% compared to last year; total handle this week was $675,379. In 2012, Scioto raced th...
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Money Twitch A in Tioga's Sunday feature

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Money Twitch A and Simon Allard captured Sunday afternoon’s $16,000 open pace at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number five in a field of six, Allard settled in fifth as Eastend Eddie (Keith Kamann) led the field through an opening panel of 27.1. By the three eighths pole Greg Merton moved heavily favored River Shark first over from sixth with Money Twitch A moving to the outside...
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Spring Goal sets 1:53.1 track record at Vernon

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Spring Goal not only upset the strong favorite Coraggioso, but he also secured a fresh 1:53.1 track record for aged trotting horses while winning Friday night’s $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs. Taking over the top spot from Spring Goal following a :26.4 opening quarter, Coraggioso, who established a Vernon record for 4-year-old trotting horses after a 1:53.4 triumph in last week’s O...
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All Spirit takes Tioga Friday night feature

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
The 7-year old pacing mare All Spirit felt right back at home on Friday night at Tioga Downs when she visited one of her favorite spots, the winner’s circle. All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. were hampered with post position number eight in last week’s FM Open pace, and could do no better than sixth after getting away last. This week the pair enjoyed post position number one, and settled in ...
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Monsignor Flan, Royal Cee Cee N win Yonkers co-features

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 Open Handicaps--for everyone's-welcome trotters and distaff pacers--were won by Monsignor Flan (Brent Holland, $4.20) and Royal Cee Cee N (Eric Goodell, $7.30). It was Lorenzo Dream (Jim Pantaleano) cutting the mile in the featured trot, finding a 28-second opening quarter-mile and :57.3 half. Gurf  (Brian Sears) loosely protected the po...
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Domethatagain up in time in Hudson River

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Second-choice Domethatagain outdueled Visible Gold, half a 1-5 Ron Burke-trained entry, down the stretch to win Saturday night's $58,000 Hudson River Series final at the Meadowlands. Domethatagain's game effort to score in a career-best 1:49.2 ended Visible Gold's nine-race win streak since entering the Burke barn.   Parked briefly into the first turn with Visible Gold, driver Yanni...
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Aruba Vacation captures Saturday night Open trot

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs’ hometown horse, Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. captured Saturday night’s $16,000 Open trot. Leaving from post position number three in a field of seven, Paquet put Aruba Vacation on the engine through early fractions of 27.2 and 57.1. Down the backside, Aaron Byron sent Sand Wyndham first up from third to challenge the leader through a third quarter of 28.2 reaching three ...
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Varadero Hanover upsets in the Diplomat

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Varadero Hanover, driven by Scott Zeron, provided the 6-1 upset in The Diplomat Series final, Saturday at Woodbine. The son of Somebeachsomehwere enjoyed his largest payday of his young career as he took the lion’s share of $55,800 for owners by Reg and Louise Petitpas, Geoffrey Lauzon and Dr Ruth Irving. Zeron and Varadero Hanover were in no hurry in the early stages as Rockin Wiz...
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Mickey Hanover rallies for victory at Pocono

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Mickey Hanover came from behind late to score a victory Saturday night in the featured Preferred pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000. Leaving from post position #5 in a field of six as the 5-2 second choice on the board, Mickey Hanover was wisely held off a scorching early pace by driver Joe Pavia Jr., sitting fifth until the back stret...
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HHBNYS: No New York Sires Stakes in May

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNYS) has sent a letter to horsemen regarding the status of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) events in the month of May. As a result of the current issue of the equine herpes virus at Vernon Downs which resulted in the cancellation of two race programs and the restriction of race cards to only horses stabled on the grounds of the racetrack, ther...
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"Captain Canada" heads to the Big M

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
The last time Jody Jamieson drove at the Meadowlands Racetrack he deftly stick-handled his way through stretch traffic with Put On A Show, who became the fastest female in the sport with a 1:47.3 upset in the Lady Liberty on Hambletonian Day 2012.   The busy two-time World Driving Champion and O'Brien Award winner returns to the Big M on Saturday night, principally to compete in the...
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A lot of buzz about Shebestingin

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
Joe Holloway had high hopes for Shebestingin prior to the filly pacer suffering an injury that cut short her 2-year-old season. Since her return, she has done nothing to change his opinion.   Shebestingin (pronounced She-be-stingin) went three-for-three last year, winning divisions of the Simpson, Reynolds and Tompkins-Geers stakes before being sidelined in August by a stress f...
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Career marks set in Simpson 3FT divisions

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
Miss Steele and True Day Dream each trotted career bests in capturing their respective divisions of the $49,016 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Miss Steele won speed-badge honors with a 1:53.4 effort in the second $24,758. Driver Andy Miller was content to sit a pocket trip with the 3-5 favorite Miss Steele as Tim Tetrick directed...
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Dan Patch Invite May 25 highlights Hoosier meet

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
Once again, the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational will be the highlight of the 2013 harness racing season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 25. Now in its 20th edition, the Dan Patch Invitational pace is the one time of the year that the top rated horses in North America convene on Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval seeking a lucrative $200,000 purse and a spot in Hoosier ...
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Hugadragon repeats in Meadows $18,000 pace

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
Hugadragon vaulted to the lead for Dave Palone, then sailed through the slop for his second straight win in Friday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A top national campaigner at 3 when he took his mark of 1:49.3 at Dover Downs, Hugadragon was limited to four starts last year. But he looked like the Hugadragon of old Friday, repelling the first-o...
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Mystic Karissa best in Thompson Series final

on 05/10/2013 2:00 AM
Mystic Karissa with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, swept the Bill Thompson series, a late-closing event open to Indiana-sired fillies and mares that are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime, after a sharp front running effort at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. With a final time of 1:56.1, Mystic Karissa extended her win streak to three from just eight lifetime starts after winn...
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