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My Drag Queen stars at The Meadows

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
My Drag Queen blistered the opening quarter in :26.4 but still had enough pop late to score a front-end victory in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   My Drag Queen charged to the lead from post seven for Aaron Merriman, pocketing the 2-1 favorite, Tremor Hanover. They raced that way the balance of the mile, with My D...
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Dream Maker Series gets underway at Mohawk

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Promising youngstersTalbotcreek Armani and UpUp And Out showcased their talent in a pair of $20,000 opening-round divisions of the Dream Maker Pacing Series on Monday evening at Mohawk.   The John Pentland-trained Talbotcreek Armani delivered as the 8-5 favorite in the first dash for driver Jack Moiseyev.   The homebred son of Dragon Again-Luck Of Michelle was fifth past...
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Daytona Blue Chip leads NYSS filly trotters

on 07/08/2012 2:00 AM
Two-year-old New York-sired filly trotters had their turn at the big money at Buffalo Raceway Sunday afternoon with four races worth more than $30,000 each and two Excelsior races worth over $12,000.   The fastest mile of the day was turned in by Daytona Blue Chip (Credit Winner-Down Goes Debbie), who went wire-to-wire in a lifetime best 2:01.1 with trainer-drive...
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Eastend Eddie's 1:50 just misses Tioga mark

on 07/08/2012 2:00 AM
Eastend Eddie and Jason Bartlett captured the featured $16,500 Open Pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, turning in a 1:50 performance.   Drawing post position four in a field of eight, Bartlett left for early position and was able to tuck in behind Vlos (Fern Paquet Jr.) halfway through the first turn through an opening quarter in :26.3. The field then raced in straight alignme...
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Firstclassprincess sets Meadows track mark

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Firstclassprincess outdueled Trotslikethewind for the early lead, then held her off late to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows in a track-record 1:53.2.   When Dave Palone gunned Firstclassprincess toward the front, Tony Hall and Trotslikethewind would not release them before stinging them in 27.3. They raced that way for the balance of the mile, w...
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Opening round of Town Pro Pacing Series

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Three-year-old pacing fillies Unred Hanover and Mileys Big World each put forth a career-best performance to win their respective opening-round divisions of the Town Pro Pacing Series on Friday night at Mohawk.   Unred Hanover took a new lifetime mark when she crossed the finish line first in her $20,000 dash. With driver Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the Travis Umphrey trainee stopped the t...
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Southwind Pepino dominates, Scioto cancels Saturday

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Southwind Pepino, a 4-year-old son of Chocolatier, demolished his rivals in winning the $12,000 Open Trot at Scioto Downs on Friday in an impressive 1:55.2.   He scored by four lengths for trainer-driver Sandy Beatty, who co-owns the horse with Robert Sharrits.   Not To Be Denied and driver J.D. Wengerd grabbed the early lead from post one and showed the way past the quarter in :2...
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Freshmen featured in NYSS action at Vernon

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Tirade Hanover and Creditora became the fastest 2-year-old trotting gelding and colt, respectively, during Friday night’s $183,044 New York Sires Stakes-sponsored program at Vernon Downs.   Tirade Hanover ($6.30) remained undefeated after two freshman outings and lowered his speed badge to 1:57 with a bold going effort in the quickest of four NYSS divisions, which totaled $118,544, whil...
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Love Canal, Tarpon Hanover strike OSS Gold

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack fans got an eyeful of this season’s talented freshman crop on Friday night as the pacing fillies and colts battled in $130,000 Gold Finals.   The ladies led off, and came within three-fifths of a second of matching the Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing filly speed record. Based on her impressive 1:53.3 clocking in the elimination round, Mohawk fans sent Love Can...
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Well To Do Guru a wire-to-wire winner

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of state-bred stake events were contested on Friday’s (July 6th) Maywood Park program but the "King” of the state-bred pacing set stole all the headlines as James Gorman’s Well To Do Guru continued his dominance with an easy 1:51.4 wire to wire victory over seven rivals in the $30,000 Cook County Stake. On the undercard John Carver & Ron Phillips JPS Mini Me also scored in front...
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Prayer Session, Awsome Valley win Connors elims

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Two divisions of sophomore colt trotters went to post Friday evening, July 6 at Hazel Park vying for spots in next Friday’s $100,000 William C. Connors Memorial. Favorite Prayer Session captured the first $10,000 split with a 1:53.4 effort while Awsome Valley upset the field in the second division.   Drawing post three in the night’s fifth race, Prayer Session took control early for d...
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Archangel sets track record in Yonkers Trot

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Archangel stamped himself as a serious contender for the Hambletonian when he won the Yonkers Trot Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. World champion Googoo Gaagaa broke stride in virtually the same spot both times he went through the second turn at Yonkers and the miscue ruined his chance of winning the $445,594 Yonkers Trot. Instead, Archangel, a son of Credit Winner, stole the show with...
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Sweet Lou, Heston Blue Chip win Pace elims

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou (pictured) and Heston Blue Chip won the two eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace on a hot (90 degree) Saturday night, and eight other colts advanced to the final. Sweet Lou's victory in 1:49.1 was expected by the bettors, who bet him down to odds of 1-2; despite taking an undefeated record in four sophomore starts into the Pace elim, Heston Blue Chip paid $1...
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Aruba Vacation sets 1:53.3 Tioga record

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. equaled the track record for aged gelding trotters on Saturday night at Tioga Downs with a 1:53.3 effort in the $11,500 winners-over trot.   Leaving from post position five in a field of eight, Paquet hustled Aruba Vacation past the quarter in :27.4 before yielding to Macs Bad Boy (Sean Bier). Bier took the field by the half mile mark of the r...
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Trents Ringer, Keemosabe win in Florida

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
After gaining a reputation as Florida's most promising but enigmatic trotter of 2012, Trents Ringer finally found his confidence and fulfilled his potential in the Saturday evening, July 7, start of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Stakes for a $7,000 purse at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   With the sure hands of veteran Tom Sells at the lines...
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Uncle Peter among 3YO trotting colt winners

on 07/07/2012 2:00 AM
While Archangel was winning the Yonkers Trot, other Hambletonian eligibles were in action, perhaps on the road to the big trotting classic on Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands.   In race 2 at the Meadowlands Saturday night, Money On My Mind won the $46,452 Reynolds Memorial over Possess The Will in 1:53.3.In Ontario, Prestidigitator captured an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event in 1...
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Thank You Doc scores in 2FP stake at Maywood

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Sawgrass Farms' Thank You Doc looked like a seasoned veteran on Thursday night as he rallied in the passing lane to win the $12,000 My Metallica Stake at Maywood Park by a head in 1:59.1 for driver Dean Magee.   Eased away from the inside starting spot in the field of seven 2-year-old pacing fillies the home-bred daughter of Lexington Legend-Fox Valley Joyful got away in fifth as Th...
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Amigo Hall filly Legzy leads Ontario winners

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
A winner by a neck in last week's Gold Elimination, Legzy's margin of victory shrank further on Thursday night at Kawartha Downs, but the tough minded freshman trotting filly still got the job done.   Starting from post 2 in the $130,000 Gold Final, driver Sylvain Filion floated Legzy off the starting gate into third, sitting behind early combatants Tymal Tessa and Her Name Is Lola....
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Your 2012 2YO season's leaders--so far

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Who are the 2-year-old national season's leaders? Well, new ones are stepping out every day, with the latest coming Thursday night at the Meadowlands when the Deweycheatumnhowe colt Sinatra Hall won in 1:56.2 to set the standard on a mile track and To Dream On won in 1:55.3 to put her name—albeit in pencil—in the column for trotting fillies. Sinatra Hall, trained by Ray Schnittker, driven i...
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SBSW owner back with SBSW colt at Mohawk

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Reg Petitpas, of Somebeachsomewhere fame, is no stranger to finding himself part of picture-perfect moments.The resident of Shediac Bridge, New Brunswick, who has made countless trips to the winner's circle across North America, could be in store for more of the same courtesy of Veradero Hanover. Petitpas, best known as co-owner of perhaps the greatest pacer of all-time, Somebeachsomewhere,now h...
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