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Toscano gets another Hambo chance with Market Share

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Last year a colt named Chapter Seven earned a fourth-place check in the Hambletonian in trainer Linda Toscano's first bid for the sport's premier event for 3-year-old trotters. This Saturday afternoon (Aug. 4) 2012, Toscano will be back in the Hambletonian with Market Share, who won the fastest of the three elimination races last week and is rated 4-1 in the morning line, leaving from post two...
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Kadabra's success no sleight of hand

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
The appearance of two sons of Kadabra in Saturday's $1.5 million Hambletonian is anything but magic. Knows Nothing and Prestidigitator earned a berth in the final with solid efforts and represented their home Ontario in a way that may not have been possible pre-1998. That was the year that an agreement was reached and slot machines were installed at harness tracks throughout the province. W...
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Warrawee Needy set for Saturday Sires Stakes

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing colts, the heavyweights of the Ontario Sires Stakes program, return to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday for their second $130,000 Gold Final bout and trainer Carl Jamieson says while Warrawee Needy may have taken a few hits, last year's division champion is ready for round two.   "I think he should be back on his game this week,” said Jamieson. "I mean last ...
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Southwind Jazmin ties world record at Pocono

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Southwind Jazmin set a track record and matched a world record for 4-year-old pacing mares on a five-eighths mile oval with her victory in 1:49:2 in the featured pace on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, a condition pace for mares who were non-winners of $30,000 in their last five starts, carried the night's top purse of $21,000.   Leaving from post position ...
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Freshman filly pacers in NYSS at Yonkers

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Statebred 2 year olds were on display Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $288,360 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace. Five divisions went postward, and the outcomes were not to the liking of the chalk players.   The opening ($56,792) division found pole-sitting Freetime (Andy Miller, $24.20) going by 1-4 fave Summertime Lea (Jim Morrill Jr.), by three-quarters of a le...
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Sir Caviar ends slump at The Meadows

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Sir Caviar ended an uncharacteristically long draught with a front-end victory in 1:53.2--a tick off his own track record for older geldings--in Tuesday's Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   A 17-time winner in 2011-2012 entering the race, Sir Caviar was trying to snap a four-race slump in which he never once achieved the lead. In Tuesday's feature, Brian Zendt sent the son of SJ's Cav...
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Watch the Hambletonian on CBS Sports Network

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
CBS Sports Network will present a 90-minute, high-definition live broadcast of the $1.5 million Hambletonian, $714,050 Hambletonian Oaks and $250,000 Nat Ray on Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at 3:30 p.m. (EDT).   The award-winning team will be led by executive producer Joel Feld and director Bruce Treut. The coverage of racing's biggest day will be hosted by Gary Seibel with anal...
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Heston Blue Chip back on track in NYSS

on 07/30/2012 2:00 AM
Dynamic Youth and Mark MacDonald established a new track record for 3-year-old gelding pacers on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in a division of the New York Sire Stakes.   Settling in next to last in a field of six, Dynamic Youth and MacDonald watched as an early battle for control produced quick fractions of :26.2 and :54.1. The race favorite, Coral Snake (George Brennan), ...
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Speed prevails at Running Aces

on 07/30/2012 2:00 AM
It was a good night to be on or near the front Sunday night at Running Aces as eight of the 10 winning horses were first or second at the half-mile pole and the other two were both fourth and already in the outer flow.   In the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace, At Last (Lemoyne Svendsen) captured his second straight weekly feature with an impressive 1:52.2 score. The 6-year-old Mark ...
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New Album brings $97,000 at Tattersalls Sale

on 07/30/2012 2:00 AM
New Album, a 4-year-old pacing mare with more than $450,000 in earnings, multiple New York Sire Stakes victories, and whose most recent win was a 1:51.4 effort June 29 at Harrah's Philadelphia, was the sale topper at Sunday's Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale held at the Meadowlands. While New Album was consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing on behalf of owners Bamond Racing and Baron Racing S...
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Powerful Star upsets in Fox Evita

on 07/30/2012 2:00 AM
Just as they did the night before at Balmoral Park with Fox Valley Steffen, trainer Joel Smith and driver Dale Hiteman teamed up to pull off another upset, this time getting Powerful Star home with a half-length triumph in the $51,000 Fox Evita Stake final for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday. The final time of 1:56.3 was a career best for the daughter of Pow...
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Archangel bringing a busload of fans to Hambo

on 07/30/2012 2:00 AM
For the last 20 years or so, trainer Peter Arrigenna had the same response whenever someone asked when he would attend the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack rather than watch the race on television.   "I'll go down when a horse takes me down there,” he said.   On Saturday, Arrigenna will attend the Hambletonian in person. Archangel is bringing him there. And the...
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Yonkers hosting NYSS on Tuesday

on 07/30/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offers its own version of freshman orientation this week, as New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old young ladies make a pair of appearances. Tuesday night, it's the $288,360 Clyde Hirt Pace for first-season fillies, divided five ways (races 1,3,4,5 and 6). The opening ($56,792) division finds Summertime Lea (Jim Morrill Jr., post 6) going after a fourth win in a as many tries, The ...
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NJ Classic, Miss New Jersey fields set

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
Time To Roll and Hurrikane Kingcole turned in winning performances and will advance to the $275,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and while Rockaround Sue will headline the filly companion race, the $125,000 Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey, both of which will be contested on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Meadowlands.   Both the New Jersey Classic and the Miss New Jersey are...
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Whogoesfirst wins Yonkers Open

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
Whogoesfirst (Cat Manzi), racing under the radar for much of the season, was seen on the screen Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position four, he sat pocketed to 11-10 choice Sapphire City (Brent Holland) as that one threw down intervals of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24.4. Four Starz Trace (Jason Bartlett) tried his luck first-up, but wa...
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Allthatgltrsisgold dazzles at Scioto

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
Allthatgltrsisgold dazzled racing fans at Scioto Downs on Saturday by crushing his foes in the $15,000 Open Pace with a 6 3/4-length victory in 1:51.4.   Chip Noble was in the bike behind the 5-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark, who is owned by breeder Victory Hill Farm of Indiana. Bobby Brower trains the winner.   Noble sent the 2-5 favorite to the front immediately from...
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Neptune Blue Chip wins Pompano match race

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
The 2011-2012 South Florida live harness racing campaign which began last Sept. 21 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is now complete. The meet's final program on Saturday, July 28, delivered a full measure of excitement with the spectacle of a rare match race and a very significant driver milestone going into the record books.   In the $7,500 match race offering 70 percent...
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DePinto scores Grand Circuit triple

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
Saturday's Delvin Miller Adios card at The Meadows also featured promising candidates for next year's "Pace for the Orchids” in the $88,076 Gov. David L. Lawrence, a Grand Circuit stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers.   If those hopefuls progress, expect trainer Sam DePinto to be all over the 2013 Adios, as he captured three of the four Gov. Lawrence divisions with Double Th...
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Cowgirl Hall sets Batavia record in NYSS

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall set a new 3-year-old filly trotting track record at Batavia Downs Saturday night by winning a $43,980 division of the New York Sire Stakes. Driven and trained by Gates Brunet, Cowgirl Hall ($8.40) went the mile in 1:57.2, eclipsing the mark of 1:57.3 set in 2010 by Tuesdays With Mom and Munis Blue Chip. Cowgirl Hall settled into fourth as the field hit the quarter pole,...
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Big Balmoral night of Southland Festival of Racing

on 07/29/2012 2:00 AM
The action on and off the track was fast and furious on Saturday as a big crowd flocked to Balmoral Park for the Chicago Southland Festival of Racing. Along with a taco eating contest, salsa tasting contest, live music and plenty of other giveaways and food & drink specials there was also plenty of action on the track as some of Illinois best pacers and trotters battled for more than ...
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