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Put On A Show fine after break, set to race

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Ryder said on Tuesday morning that the world champion pacing mare Put On A Show jogged "100 percent fine" on Monday morning, a few days after she broke stride at the start of the Golden Girls at the Meadowlands. "I took her out and sprinted her a bit and she seemed 100 percent fine," he said. "I entered her in an overnight at Mohawk for this weekend."   Ryder attributed...
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Promise of Vegas vacation if horse wins Metro

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
If Adriano Sorella wins"The Big One,” the $1-million Metro Pace, with Vegas Vacation, plenty of other people, 40, to be exact, will be flying high courtesy of the 2-year-old pacer's owner.   Eight months ago Sorella vowed that if the son of Bettors Delight-Dont You Smile wins the richest race on the continent for 2-year-old pacers, set for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk, he would treat tr...
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South Pacific fastest in PASS 2FP divisions

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) for 2-year-old filly pacers were contested Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows, with heavy favorites Champagne Tonight and South Pacific taking the first two $105,921 divisions and longshot Novascotia Hanover capturing the third $106,321 division.   Champagne Tonight, a daughter of Western Terror driven by Tony Hall for trainer Clair Umholtz...
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Meadowlands finishes with handle up 2.5%

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack capped its 2012 harness meet with a spectacular display of stakes races and events that drew increases in attendance and handle over the previous year. Night-time attendance on Friday (August 17) was 4,014 vs. 3,941 for the 2011 finale, which was raced on a Saturday. Live wagering was $424,227 vs. $396,719 in 2011, while the Meadowlands total handle was $2,479,596 for the...
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Meadows to card $50,000 invitationals Sept. 7

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
The live card at The Meadows on Friday, Sept. 7, figured to be plenty exciting, as it features all four Pennsylvania Sires Stake championships — each worth $200,000 — for 2-year-olds.   Now, The Meadows, in association with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), is enhancing the excitement by adding four $50,000 Invitational events to the card. The Invitationals wi...
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Bergman nominated for Bergstein Award

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Team Valor International has issued an automatic nomination to Jay Bergman of Daily Racing Form for the inaugural Stanley Bergstein Writing Award, recognizing an August 13 column in which he examined the perilous relationship between lax drug testing and rising purses at racetracks with slot machines. Bergman focused on harness racing, writing that "the combination of slot-infused purses an...
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Thinking Out Loud, Bolt The Duer in KYSS splits

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud, winner of the $1.5 million North America Cup, and Bolt The Duer, winner of the $500,000 Adios, have drawn into separate $15,000 divisions of the first leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old colt pacers on Thursday night, Aug. 23, at The Red Mile. Also on the card are pairs of $15,000 KYSS divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers, 3-year-old colt trotters and 3-y...
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Wishing Stone back in U.S. with Minor

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
If trainer Dewayne Minor seems more cheerful than usual during the early morning hours around his stable, there is a reason. Wishing Stone is back in town. A multiple stakes winner whose victories include the 2010 Kentucky Futurity, Wishing Stone has been racing in Europe since the end of his 3-year-old season. Minor, who owns the horse with TLP Stable, Jerry Silva and Deo Volente Farms, said ...
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Vernon gearing up for State Fair weekend

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is gearing up for the State Fair weekend (August 24 – 26) featuring the 2-year old New York bred races, the $ 700,000 (e) Zweig Memorial Trot, and the Sixth Annual $ 50,000 Drivers' Championship. Vernon will be putting on a carnival like atmosphere at the track all weekend long, holding owner barbeques, a Sunday morning brunch, and a free horsemen's golf outing. The State Fai...
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Wheeling N Dealin sweeps Bridger Series

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin remains undefeated in his rookie campaign after delivering as the 1-5 favorite in the $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series final on Monday night at Mohawk.   The son of Cantab Hall-Quick Credit front-stepped his way to score the series sweep and his fourth lifetime victory for trainer Dustin Jones and driver Sylvain Filion.   As Hobsons Choice (Ron Waples) le...
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Wind Me Up clocks Bad As Thunder's streak

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Ted Gewertz, Elmer Fannin, Robert Feldman and George Teague's Wind Me Up ($5, Montrell Teague) was a wire-to-wire winner in Monday's $18,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.   Sent off as the second choice behind heavily favored As Bad As Thunder who was bidding for his sixth straight win, Wind Me Up left alertly from the rail and assumed command which forced his rival to si...
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Vlos scores in Tioga feature

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Vlos, driven by Fern Paquet Jr., captured Monday evening's featured $16,500 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Starting from post position number six, Paquet made and uncharacteristic move with Vlos and took him off the gate to settle in last as the field went by the opening quarter in :27.1. As the field headed towards the half, Vlos inherited the fifth-place position as Pacinello (Luke P...
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Lloyd's Lady rallies to score in PA Stallion split

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
An impossible 8 1/2 lengths behind at the three-quarters, Lloyd's Lady launched a powerful move that carried her to an exciting victory in Monday's Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.   The $140,000 event for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over seven divisions, with Binding Desire, Want Answers, Iwannabejustlikeu, Real Mozartist, Spirit Of Desire and Glowing Fa...
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Gerrity Memorial, NYSS featured at Saratoga

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
Classic Rock Nroll got up in time to prevail in the $122,500 Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Pacing Series final at Saratoga on Saturday night. Dan Noble piloted the 5 year old for trainer Tony O'Sullivan and wound up getting a pocket trip in the championship race.   There were only about four lengths separating the top six horses turning for home, but Classic Rock Nroll (Rocknroll Han...
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Knows Nothing bests Prestidigitator in Ontario

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
Kadabra sons Knows Nothing and Prestidigitator returned to Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday night following their sojourn south of the border for the Hambletonian and the duo simply outclassed their sophomore trotting colt peers in the single Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack. Prestidigitator and driver Sylvain Filion left sharply from Post 4 and led the field of 12 to a :13.3 openin...
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A Rocknroll Dance wins Battle in 1:48.1

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance, Googoo Gaagaa and Romantic Moment were the biggest of the big 3-year-old winners on the Super Sunday Stakes day at Harrah's Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. Also, free-for-aller Chapter Seven won the $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational Trot in 1:52.1 by open lengths over Anders Bluestone.   A Rocknroll Dance, with regular driver Yannick Gingras i...
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Googoo Gaagaa beats Market Share in 1:52.1

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
Googoo Gaagaa showed he can beat any 3-year-old trotting colt when he won the $500,000 Colonial at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, edging Hambletonian champ Market Share in 1:52.1. The time is a stakes and track record.   "My plan was just to let Goo do what he wanted,” winning driver Corey Callahan told Harness Racing Communications. "He was just kind of taking hi...
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Romantic Moment edges American Jewel

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
The $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers became a brief battle between the Brittany Farms-owned American Jewel and Romantic Moment, with Romantic Moment prevailing in 1:50.1 after enjoying a trip in the pocket.   The race got underway with Major Look stepping out in front of the field from post 4, but then Romantic Moment, driven by Yannick Gingras, paced past her and s...
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Aruba Vacation wins Tioga Open Trot

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. captured Sunday afternoon's $16,500 featured Open Handicap Trot at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number three, Aruba Vacation controlled the field through fractions of 27.3, 57.1, and 1:25.1. Around the final turn Paquet asked Aruba to repel the first-over challenge of All About Justice (Mike Simons), and he responded to hang on and win by a le...
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Shelliscape a NYSS winner at Batavia

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action continued at Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 19) with 3-year-old pacing fillies in town to compete in three divisions worth $128,725 in total purse money. The Sunday program also featured three divisions of the Excelsior series, worth more than $12,000 each. There was a bit of history in the Sunday opener a $42,225 New York Sire Stakes event. The winner w...
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