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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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Mister Herbie wins record qualifier in 1:52.3

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Mister Herbie, who earlier this year won the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands and the Glory's Comet final at Woodbine Racetrack—defeating the 2011 Horse of the Year San Pail by a nose—romped to a 1:52.3 qualifying victory Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack. The race was the first appearance for Mister Herbie since a sixth-place finish in the Honorouble Earl Rowe Memorial Cup May 2...
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Balmoral increases Saturday Pick 4 guarantee

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Starting Saturday, July 7, Balmoral Park and the USTA Strategic Wagering Program will increase the guaranteed Pick-4 pools from $20,000 to $25,000 on Saturday nights. The Wednesday and Sunday guarantees remain $20,000 and $30,000, respectively.   Free program pages are available each racing night courtesy of Track Master at ustrotting.com. The Pick-4 wager has a low 15 percent takeout every...
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Gary Gregory to join Upstate NY Hall of Fame

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Each year, the members of the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association looks to recognize and honor people that have both excelled and represented racing in the upstate region in a manner that keeps the sport significant both locally and nationally. On Sunday, July 15, during Back to the Track weekend, lifetime western New York horseman Gary Gregory will be i...
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Meadowlands Pace draw at new Bayonne OTB

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
All Meadowlands Racetrack horsemen and owners are invited to watch the post position draw for the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace and get a sneak preview of the new Winners Bayonne wagering facility on Tuesday, July 10. The proceedings will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jennifer Bongiorno at jbongiorno@newmracing.com or 201-460-4166. Winners Bayonne is located at 400 Route 440 South, at th...
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Down Under farms change stud fee policy

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Hot on the heels of the Somebeachsomewhere announcement of June 29 that the stallion would stand in the Southern Hemisphere on a pay on a live foal basis, Empire Stallions of Australia wishes to confirm that all 10 Empire stallions, including Somebeachsomewhere and Rocknroll Hanover, will be available to breeders with a pay on a live foal option for the 2012/13 season. Other Empire Stallions inc...
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Don't Flash Me, Robert's Ideal ISS Gold winners

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
A duo of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies highlighted the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Friday night 12-race card with Don’t Flash Me posting the fastest time of the night with a 1:53.0 performance.   Soaring Honey was head strong from the start and powered out to reach the first mark in :26.2. Molly Brown and Jay Cross maintained their rail position to ...
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All Spirit scores Tioga feature in 1:52.1

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. captured the featured $16,500 fillies and mares open pace on Friday night at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number one in a six horse field, Marohn settled in third as Queen Of Royalty (Corey Braden) led the field by an opening quarter in 26.   All Spirit quickly pulled from the three hold at the three eight’s pole and controlled the pace by a hal...
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Fashion Athena stars at Pocono in 1:55.1

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Fashion Athena posted the fastest winning time among four divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the four races carried a purse of $35,000.   Fashion Athena, who was making her debut on Friday night, made a furious rally with Andrew McCarthy in the bike for trainer Jim Campbell to win her split in 1:5...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks a winner at Yonkers

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $44,000 Open Handicaps--for trotters and distaff pacers, respectively--were won by favored Blacktuxwhitesocks (George Brennan, $4.10) in 1:54.3 and Feeling You (Eric Goodell, $11.40) in 1:52.4.   The trotting feature saw "Blacktux," leaving from post position No. 6, prevail in a solid, two-move effort. He edged away from leader (:28.2, :57.4, 1:26) Wut...
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Win Missy B, Maven take Reynolds splits

on 07/06/2012 2:00 AM
Win Missy B made every call a winning one en route to victory in the first of two $28,426 Reynolds Memorial divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Brian Sears reined the Conway Hall lass to a 3 ½-length tally over D’Orsay in a career best 1:52.4. It was five lengths back to Riverfest in third. The overwhelming favorite, Win Missy ...
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NYSS 2CT action kicks off at Vernon

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old stakes season officially begins at Vernon Downs on Friday night, when the freshman New York-bred trotting colts travel to Vernon, N.Y. Four divisions of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) and five divisions of the Excelsior Series will highlight a 12-race program that kicks off at 6:55 p.m.   While hope and promise is still at an all time high for the youngsters with most ma...
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Schnittker high on NYSS winner Thirty Two Red

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
In the past Monticello Raceway has had full wagering cards featuring only trotters, full cards of only pacers, and a full program amateur races, but not until July 4 did the Mighty M have a complete race card featuring just 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, and most of which were making their pari-mutuel debuts.   Sandwiched in an unusual time slot- between 5:30 pm and 9:15 p...
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Hiawatha cancels Thursday due to heat

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Officials with Sarnia, Ont.'s Hiawatha Horse Park have announced that the schooling and qualifying sessions, and the track's pari-mutuel card of live racing scheduled for Thursday, July 5, have been cancelled. The cancellations have come due to high temperatures in Sarnia.   The temperatures with humidity are expected to be around 108 Fahrenheit during the time of the races. &n...
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European group wants Cal Expo harness meet

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
At its June 29 meeting, the Board of Directors of the California Exposition & State Fair unanimously approved a term sheet outlining the major components of a proposed agreement for the operation of a harness racing meet between the parties. European Wagering Services had earlier proposed that it operate a harness meet at the state fairgrounds.   European Wagering Services is a ...
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Palone breaks Filion's win record

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Twenty-nine years after he drove his first career winner, Dave Palone became the winningest driver in North American racing history when he directed the 2-year-old filly trotter Herculotte Hanover to a 2:00.1 score in the eighth race Thursday afternoon, July 5, at The Meadows. The win was the 15,181st of Palone's career, surpassing the record 15,180 wins posted by Hall of Famer Herve Filion. &nb...
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