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First Adios elim includes big race winners

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
Eighteen of harness racing's top 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers—including North America Cup winner Thinking Out Loud, Meadowlands Pace champion A Rocknroll Dance, and 2011 Dan Patch winner Sweet Lou--will compete in Saturday's eliminations for the $600,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   The first division offers the potential for an amazing, actio...
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Foiled Again favored in Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
Foiled Again drew post five and has been named the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday's $111,500 Battle of Lake Erie by Northfield Park executive VP/director of racing Dave Bianconi. Saturday's 11th race will reveal if Foiled Again is successful in becoming the first horse in Northfield Park history to win the Battle of Lake Erie three times.   The 8-year-old son of Dr...
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Lots of promotions on Maple Leaf Trot night

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
Watching and wagering on first-class harness racing, meeting a hockey icon, and having the chance to ‘Feel it Live' is what fans can look forward to this Saturday evening at Mohawk.   Racing enthusiasts will find a heavily staked 13-race programme, featuring the 61st edition of the $750,000 Maple Leaf Trot, the $391,000 Roses Are Red Stakes and four Canadian Breeders Championship ...
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Arch Madness trying for second Maple Leaf

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
Arch Madness, the richest Canadian-sired trotter in history, will return to Canada this weekend to contest in the $750,000 Maple Leaf Trot this Saturday at Mohawk. Owned by Marc Goldberg and Barry Goldstein's Willow Pond LLC, the 8-year-old has had nothing short of a spectacular career, which includes 30 victories from 82 lifetime starts. This Saturday he will attempt to capture...
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Rocnrolwilneverdie favored in Sheppard

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Saturday card is highlighted by the $119,000 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Post time for the baker's dozen bonanza is 7:10 p.m., with the feature going as the sixth race (approximate post 9 p.m.).   The Sheppard--a Raceway stakes staple for decades which was named for the man who helped make Hanover Shoe Farms a giant in ...
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Gold Star Gidget wins FSBOA photo finish

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
After the two preliminary July legs of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Stakes, there was very little separating the 3-year-old filly pace division's arch rivals Quail and Gold Star Gidget. They were true to form again as a scant nose decision was earned by Gold Star Gidgetin the $10,300 FSBOA final highlighting the Wednesday program at The Isle Casino Raci...
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3-year-old trotting fillies smash Pocono mark

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
All three winners of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs went faster than the existing track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies, with Holier Than Thou matching a world record in her division win as a 27-1 longshot. There were three divisions of the Sire Stakes held at Pocono for the sophomore distaff trotters with purses ranging from $99,503 to $9...
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Star Recruit aims for Adios trophy

on 07/18/2012 2:00 AM
The connections of Star Recruit believe they have a nice horse for the Delvin Miller Adios. On Saturday, when two eliminations are held at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, they will begin to see if they are correct.   Star Recruit, trained by Bruce Riegle with Mike Wilder listed to drive, drew post two in the second of two elims for the Adios, which is one of harness racing's to...
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Handsoffmycookie fastest in NYSS

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
It was as advertised Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway offering the $338,304 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace. Standout 3-year-old fillies Handsoffsmycookie (Tim Tetrick) and Romantic Moment stood out, each finding minimal resistance in their respective $84,951 divisions.   Handsoffmycookie, right up there with death and taxes, made it six-for-six lifetime locally. Leavin...
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Meadows begins Adios week on Saturday

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
Adios Week, the annual festival of exciting Grand Circuit racing and fun-filled entertainment highlighted by the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios for harness racing's finest 3-year-old pacers, kicks off Saturday, July 21, at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Eliminations for The Adios, the 46th edition of the "Pace for the Orchids,” are set for Saturday evening (first post 6:55 PM), wit...
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Chapter Seven ready for Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
North America's finest older trotters are set to clash in the 60th edition of the Maple Leaf Trot, Saturday evening at Mohawk. The finest of them all, right now, is Chapter Seven.   Fresh off his recent 1:50.4 world record-equaling performance in the Titan Cup at The Meadowlands, Chapter Seven, the likely post time favorite, couldn't be coming into the $750,000 event any better for...
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2YO trotting filly Royal Assets 1:57.3 winner

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
Royal Assets powered to the front and brooked no serious challengers en route to victory in a stake-record 1:57.3 in a division of Tuesday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 2-year-old filly trotters was conducted over five divisions, with Nicoe Ridge, Changed It All, Tattoo You and Won Ton Hanover taking the other $20,000 splits.   Royal Ass...
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Major Look's win the best medicine for trainer

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
If laughter isthe best medicine, Bob Riddle has the sense of humor to get well quickly.Seeing his 3-year-old filly pacer Major Look reel off some stakes victories might help as well. Major Look put Riddle out of commission on July 8 when she accidentally stepped on the trainer at his stable in New Jersey and ended up fracturing his left knee. Six days later, as if to atone for her misstep, ...
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Betterthancheddar wins Des Smith by a nose

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
The 31st edition of the Des Smith Classic featuring seven of racing's ultimate warriors was contested at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and it turned out to be a real knock ‘em down and drag ‘em out thriller from start to finish.   All eyes were on Betterthancheddar, who was sent off as the odds-on favorite, and he didn't disappoint an army of backers despite a ...
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Plainridge cancels Tuesday due to heat

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse has canceled its live racing card for Tuesday, July 17, due to the extreme heat forecasted for southeastern Massachusetts. The qualifying races scheduled for Tuesday have been rescheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. The track will race its scheduled nine-race card on Monday with a first post of 4 p.m. (with files from Plainridge)
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Thirty Two Red fastest in NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Two divisions of New York Sire Stakes races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers highlighted the Sunday afternoon card at Buffalo Raceway (July 15).   The first division, worth $61,996, was won by Deny Deny Deny (Art Major-Fool For You) in 1:58.2 over a good track for owner Ken Jacobs of Baldwinsville, NY. It was the first lifetime win for this Linda Toscano trained colt, wh...
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French driver Bazire suffers stroke

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Jean-Michel Bazire, who drove Moni Maker to victory in the 1991 Prix d'Amerique and annually ranks as one of the top drivers in France, is in stable condition after suffering a stroke on Sunday af the Enghien track in Paris. Paris Turf reported that Bazire, 41, is under observation in the neurology department of the hospital of Pontoise, where he has had a battery of t...
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Hanover's Adios Sale yearling videos now online

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Videos of the 30 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings scheduled to sell at The Meadows, the day before The Adios, can now be accessed at the Hanover Shoe Farms website hanoverpa.com. Online bidding will again be available for the 2012 Hanover Adios Sale.   The sale includes 27 Pennsylvania eligible yearlings plus three by Always A Virgin which are eligible to the Indiana Sires Stakes p...
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Repeat winners in Town Pro Series

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
The second round of the Town Pro Pacing Series continued on Monday evening at Mohawk with first leg winners Mileys Big World and Unred Hanover once again taking home top honors.   Mileys Big World, driven by Hall of Famer Steve Condren, lit up the toteboard at odds of 13-1 as she captured the first $30,000 division in 1:52.3, a new lifetime best.   The 3-year-old daughter...
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Better late than never for Vernon track record

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
John W. O'Connor's 3-year-old trotter Brookroad Knight is the latest track record-holder at Vernon Downs. Listed as a colt in the Vernon program for last Wednesday $132,236 New York Sire Stakes contest at the central New York seven-eighths mile track, Brookroad Knight turned in a fast-closing 1:53.4 performance in the ninth race that, at the time, was thought to be three-fifths-of-a-second ...
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