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Archangel set for Hambo after T-G victory

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Archangel prepped for the Hambletonian on Saturday night at Tioga Downs with a stakes record performance of 1:54.3 in the Tompkins-Geers.   Starting from post number three in a field of six, driver Fern Paquet Jr. wasted no time getting Archangel to the front through an opening quarter in :28.2. The duo then strolled through a leisurely :58.1 half before getting down to business...
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Major Look sets Tompkins-Geers record

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Major Look, fresh off of her Mistletoe Shalee win over world champion American Jewel, returned to action on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in the Tompkins-Geers. The overwhelming favorite did not disappoint her supporters as she carved the mile out for herself, putting up fractions of :27, :54.3 and 1:21.4 before drawing away from the field with ease in a new stakes record of 1:49.3.  ...
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ACL-bred mare wins Swedish championship

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
The most important race for the 4-year-old mares in Sweden is the Mare Championship at the Axevalla-track, which arranges an extraordinary three-day meeting with the Mare Championship as the feature. Sunday's race was perhaps not the best ever contested in the classic, but it had an interesting outcome for the sire and also for the catch-driver. The race was won by Drillbit As (Chocolatier-Per...
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Summertime Lea fastest in NYSS for filly pacers

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Summertime Lea, a 2-year-old Lislea filly out of the Life Sign mare Donna Summer, won the $42,111 first division of the New York Sire Stakes pacing fillies in 1:56.3 Sunday at Buffalo Raceway. The time equals the track record, set last year by Silk Purse.   "She had plenty left, that's for sure”, said winning driver Jim Morrill Jr., who had the natural hat trick, winning...
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Royal Knockout fastest in stakes at Scarborough

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes action anchored an extremely strong card on Sunday at Scarborough Downs. Royal Knockout continued in her quest to add the sophomore pacing title to the freshman honors she earned last season, posting a convincing gate-to-wire victory dance in the first of three Maine Sire Stakes splits.   Steered by conditioner Mike Graffam, the daughter of Ashlee's Big Guy&nb...
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Summertime Series continues at Mohawk

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Favourite State Treasurer and longshot Fantastic Rock took top honours in their respective $30,000 second-leg divisions of the Summertime Pacing Series on Friday night at Mohawk.With driver Jody Jamieson at the helm, State Treasurer front-stepped his way to the winner’s circle in the first dash for trainer Dr. Ian Moore.Goban (Anthony MacDonald) powered off the gate to take the early lead, but t...
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Stakes record effort for Sock It To 'Em

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Shock It To ‘Em electrified the field Friday at The Meadows, overwhelming his Pennsylvania Stallion Series foes by 12 lengths in a stake-record 1:53.2.The $160,000 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over eight divisions, with McAlvin, UF Dragons Cruiser, Some Heart Throb, Momma’s Jolt, Hefty Lefty, Jins Dragon and Storm The Beach also taking $20,000 splits. Three driver...
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NYSS freshman colt trotters at Yonkers

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted its first seasonal get-together for the state's rookie colts and geldings with Friday night's $288,096 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot.Six, $48,016 divisions went at it, with Royalty for Life (Jason Bartlett, $5.10) making a mockery of the final division. The son of RC Royalty two-moved to the lead, then threw down fractions of :29.2, :59.2, 1:29.2 and 2:00.1. The seco...
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Royal Friscassee, Look At Count win at Scioto

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
The female stars of the future in the Buckeye State did battle in four splits of Ohio Sires Stakes for freshmen at Scioto Downs on a cool and breezy Friday night.Royal Friscassee won her second Ohio Sires Stakes in two career starts for driver Robin Miller  as she darted to the lead from post eight and never looked back, winning in 2:02.1 over Diplomats Mistress and Contessa Leigh.Ray Crawfor...
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Sweet Lou, Bettor's Edge win Adios elims

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou, the 2011 Dan Patch Award winner and hometown hero whose sophomore campaign has been marked by recent disappointments, took a major step toward redemption Saturday when he captured an elimination of the $600,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, scoring a front-end victory in 1:49.1. In the other $50,000 elim, Bettor’s Edge overcame post 9 to work out a comf...
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Keemosabe lowers Pompano track record

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
When the 2011 Little Brown Jug winner Big Bad John came to Florida last December and broke the three year old colt pace track record set at 1:51.2 by Beach Towel more than 21 years earlier, it was widely thought that the category record of 1:51.1 would stand for a long time to come. It would actually last a little less than seven months. In the $10,200 purse non-wagering final of the Florid...
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Romano scores milestone win at Pocono

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Romano won a condition pace aboard Amillionpennies in the eighth race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday night, giving him 2,500 driving wins in his racing career.Amillionpennies, who is also trained by Romano, sat on the inside behind pacesetting Andy Roo for much of the mile. In the stretch, the inside lane opened up, and Romano urged Amillionpennies home for the milestone vi...
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Freshman colts square off in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
On Saturday (July 21) Northfield Park hosted four divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes racing action. Two-year-old colt trotters and pacers each competed in two divisions. On the trotting side, Neely Spring went gate-to-wire to win the $16,300 first division. The race was Neely Spring’s second victory in three lifetime starts. The colt was also victorious at the Hilliard fair on July 14. Dan Nob...
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Anndrovette sets world record in Roses Are Red

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Anndrovette set a new world record as she captured the $391,000 Roses Are Red Stakes final, Saturday night’s Maple Leaf Trot undercard feature, in 1:48.1, at Mohawk. Tim Tetrick sent the five-year-old daughter of Riverboat King immediately to the lead from post six as she reached the opening panel in a quick :25.4. Rocklamation (Brian Sears) was in the pocket with Western Silk (Scott Zeron) s...
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Mister Herbie scores Maple Leaf Trot in 1:50.4

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Mister Herbie and Jody Jamieson pulled an 8-1 upset in the 61st edition of $750,000 Maple Leaf Trot, Saturday evening at Mohawk. Chapter Seven was the odds-on post-time favourite and was strong throughout the race, but Mister Herbie was better, getting up in the final strides to edge his rival in 1:50.4.  Hot Shot Blue Chip, at 71-1, was third. Mister Herbie, an Ontario-bred son of Here...
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World Record effort for Big McDeal in PASS win

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Big McDeal, who has flown a bit under the radar in her division, will be a bigger deal now; she's a two-time world champion, thanks to her 1:49.1 victory Saturday in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake division at The Meadows. It's the fastest ever by a sophomore filly pacer on a five-eighths-mile track as well as the fastest distaff mile ever at the Meadows. The $299,558 event for 3-year-old filly pac...
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Three chances for Daley to repeat in Hambo

on 07/20/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley heads into the final weeks before the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Saturday, Aug. 4, with three chances to repeat in harness racing's ultimate classic at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Daley has his 3-year-old trotters Gym Tan Laundry, Magic Tonight and Beer Summit all pointing in the right direction on the road to the Hambletonian eliminations July 28.   The 50-year-...
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Palone: "We're going to go down swinging"

on 07/20/2012 2:00 AM
Despite finishing fifth with Sweet Lou in the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace last Saturday night, driver Dave Palone said his expectations have never been higher for the colt who will start in the first of two eliminations of the $600,000 Del Miller Adios Pace Saturday at his home track of The Meadows. "I'm going into the Adios with a good spot (post four),” Palone told harnessracing.com Friday ...
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McIntosh: "Having John is like having Allstate"

on 07/20/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of 8s is a great way to begin a poker hand, but it's not such an auspicious draw when you're trying to win the $600,000 Delvin Miller Adios. Yet trainer Bob McIntosh must deal with that hand as his two Adios hopefuls, Thinking Out Loud and Dapper Dude, have drawn post 8 in Saturday's nine-horse eliminations.   McIntosh never has taken home the Adios orchids, a resume gap h...
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Retirement Foundation still needs farm

on 07/20/2012 2:00 AM
When the Standardbred Retirement Foundation was faced with time constraints to vacate the farm it made its headquarters for the past five years, the news made for a very busy few weeks.   While the organization is looking at prospective new homes, it is welcoming the increase in adoption inquiries. Of the 42 Standardbreds at the Hamilton, N.J., farm, 14 found loving adopted homes in P...
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