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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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Dewey offspring take 4 KYSS at Red Mile

on 08/19/2012 2:00 AM
Two year olds were showcased in Kentucky Sires Stakes on Sunday evening at The Red Mile, and the first crop by Deweycheatumnhowe made their presence known by taking four of the seven divisions for colts and fillies.   Dewey's daughter Simone Hall kicked off the card with a powerful 7 3/4-length score in 1:57.1 for driver Ray Schnittker. Schnittker was in the sulky for trai...
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Golden Receiver wires Haughton field

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
With two scratches shortening the field for the $431,400 William R. Haughton Memorial to just six horses, the race turned into a wire-to-wire, 1:48.2 journey for Golden Receiver.   "He is an iron-tough horse,” said winning driver Andy Miller. "He's so good off the gate. As soon as I put everybody in a hole I showed him the whip a little bit and he responded, but he was able to...
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Gingras, Burke take Big M meet titles

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke were presented with their first Meadowlands meet titles on Friday night (Aug. 17) as the track concluded its 2012 racing season. Burke Racing also won the owner's race. Dave Palone earned a $10,000 check as the points leader in the first round of the Vernon Downs/Meadowlands Drivers' Championship. He holds the advantage heading into round two at ...
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All About Kisses captures Tioga feature

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
All About Kisses (Mike Simons) captured Saturday night's $18,000 fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs. Despite having post position number nine, Simons quickly fired All About Kisses towards the front out of the gate and took control of the field past an opening quarter in :26.3. From there the duo put up honest fractions of :55.1 and 1:23.3 before easing away from eig...
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No Monkeys Allowed rallies for 1:53 Vernon win

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
No Monkeys Allowed disposed of six swift-striding rivals to prevail in Saturday night's featured eighth event at Vernon Downs.   After getting shuffled back to fifth in the early going, No Monkeys Allowed ($8.10) began an overland journey that enabled him to pass Checkinthebox in the final stride and eke out a head victory in 1:53.   Brian Connor did the teaming for train...
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Noble Trick's 1:54.2 leads Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
On Saturday (Aug. 18) Northfield Park hosted four divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes racing action as part of the 13-race program, with 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters and pacers each competing in two divisions.   The night's first race was the $16,500 first pacing division. Mr I Am (WesternSpirit-Swift Passion-Towner's Big Guy) used the inside post draw to secure the early lead an...
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2011 Ohio Horse of Year JJ Hall scores

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
In Theory upset the best open pacers at Scioto Downs for driver Randy Tharps on Saturday night with a 1:52.1 mile, triggering an $18.20 win payoff. He defeated Carol's Comet and Mcstraight for trainer Lynda Brewer.   Mcstraight was fastest away from the gate, but past the quarater-mile mile he yielded to heavily-favored Trick Man. Meanwhile Tharps had In Theory well off the pace in ...
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Rockin' Glass picks up 13th win of season

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
Rockin' Glass (Dan Dube) negated his ordered impost and his seven rivals Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Starting from the eight hole, Rockin' Glass made the lead around 17-10 favorite McClelland (Mark MacDonald) after a :26.4 opening quarter-mile. Then there was a :55 second intermission and 1:23.2 three-quarters, with Blatantly Good (Er...
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Captaintreacherous 1:51.3 winner at Mohawk

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
Heavily favored Captaintreacherous held off an upset-minded Vegas Vacation to capture one of three Nassagaweya divisions for two-year-old pacers on Saturday night at Mohawk.   In the second $108,125 dash, Captaintreacherous, a son of Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure, who won the Woodrow Wilson in an impressive 1:49.3 at the Meadowlands on August 4, notched his third win in f...
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Upset winners in Eternal Camnation splits

on 08/18/2012 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife and L Dees Lioness upset in their respective $129,748 Eternal Camnation divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening at Mohawk.   I Luv The Nitelife broke her maiden while pulling off an 8-1 upset for trainer Chris Ryder and driver Jack Moiseyev. Marcharoundtheclock (Brian Sears) clocked the opening panel of :27.3 before I Luv The Nitelife was on ...
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Murmur Hanover bounces back in Ontario

on 08/17/2012 2:00 AM
Murmur Hanover bounced back from a disappointing performance in the last Gold Series event with an impressive win in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. Starting from post 2 with regular reinsman Mario Baillargeon in the race bike, Murmur Hanover powered out to a :13.4 opening eighth and was two lengths ahead of the field by the :28.4 quarter. Baillargeon opted to l...
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