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Jersey Boys look for sweet Pace win

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Larry Karr and Phil Collura know the thrill of winning a big race. Now the New Jersey residents are looking for a thrill with an added dimension. They want to win a big race at their home track of the Meadowlands.   Karr, a Randolph resident, and Collura, from Carteret, are part of the group that owns Sweet Lou, one of the top contenders to win Saturday's $600,000 Meadowlands Pace. ...
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Sailer Eddie fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Sailer Eddie sailed right to the front and cruised home to win the fastest division of Tuesday's $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over five divisions, with Me And Cinderella, Boffin, Smoother Ride, Shockoe Hanover and Vitamin Hanover also capturing $20,000 splits. Dave Palone won five divisions, scoring...
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All Maevey Gravy in Hanover

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies headlined the Sunday program at Balmoral Park as a field of nine diagonally gaited ladies were sent postward in the $34,700 Hanover Stake. Using the inside starting spot to their advantage, driver Marcus Miller put Maevey Gravy right on the front from the word go and the daughter of Northern Kid-Grace Elizabeth never looked back, scoring by 1 3/4 lengths in ...
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PA All Stars wrap up at Pocono

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Sunday night's racing at Pocono featured the conclusion of Grand Circuit Week and the Pennsylvania All-Stars races.   There were five $32,000 PA All-Stars divisions of 3-year-old trotting fillies and the winners were Can't Have My Moni (Cantab Hall-Moni Maker), owned by Moni Maker Stable, trained by Frank Antonacci and driven by Tim Tetrick in 1:54.2; Lady Andi (Andover Ha...
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$50,000 Open Pace on Meadowlands Pace card

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will host a $50,000 Open Pace for older horses on Meadowlands Pace Night, Saturday, July 14. Entries are due at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10.   The event is part of a rotating schedule of $50,000 Opens created under a multi-track partnership that includes the Meadowlands, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah's Philadelphia.   Last week's $50,000 Open Pace ...
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Burke to take post 4 for Sweet Lou in M Pace

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
The number four hasn't been particularly lucky for Sweet Lou. The 2011 Dan Patch Award winner left from post four as the favorite in the final of the Pepsi North America Cup and finished-- you guessed it-- fourth.   But he'll likely try post four again in Saturday's $600,000 final of the Meadowlands Pace as trainer Ron Burke says that's the slot he'll pick. Under the rules of t...
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Sportech to develop products for Pocono

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Sportech Racing LLC, a division of Sportech PLC (LSE: SPO), announced on Monday (July 9) that it had signed an agreement to provide a suite of Interactive Products and Services to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Sportech will develop a customized, fully featured website and a mobile wagering application to support pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. In addition to the Interact...
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Running Aces increases purses

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
With just one-third of the summer meet at Running Aces completed, the track has announced an across-the-board ten percent increase in purses. The increase will boost purses, effective July 14, to an average of over $46,000 per night and an average of over $5,000 per race.   "We've been blessed with brisk business in our card room during the first half of the calendar year,” explained...
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Pace win would be epic for "Heston" group

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip could deliver a historic win in Saturday's $600,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   A victory by the horse known around the barn as "Moses” would make Linda Toscano the first female trainer to win the prestigious event for 3-year-old pacers, give driver Tim Tetrick his third Pace triumph at the age of 30, and also provide owner Ken Jacobs his firs...
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Toscano: "I'm taking 3" with Heston Blue Chip

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Linda Toscano told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that she doesn't mind that trainer Ron Burke announced earlier in the day that he planned on choosing post four for Sweet Lou in Saturday's $600,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands as she has targeted the three hole for Heston Blue Chip. Both Sweet Lou and Heston Blue Chip won their respective Meadowlands Pace eliminations la...
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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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