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Post positions set for Hambo Oaks

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
The draw for the $714,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies was held Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at the Meadowlands. Elimination winners Maven and Check Me Out earned the right to pick their post positions, and in a draw Maven's connections selected their post first, with driver Yannick Gingras advising trainer Jonas Czernyson via text that he wanted post 3. Tim Tet...
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Post one for Hambletonian favorite Uncle Peter

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Broad Bahn won last year's Hambletonian after starting from post one and this year it will be Uncle Peter trying to duplicate that effort as he will start from the inside spot in Saturday's $1.5 million renewal of the trotting classic at the Meadowlands. Post positions were drawn Tuesday afternoon in the Pegasus dining room at the Big M. Installed the 5-2 morning-line choice, Uncle Peter wo...
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McIntosh looks for 6th Whenuwishuponastar trophy

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
The Whenuwishuponastar Series, which features rookie filly pacers, can also be referred to as the "Robert McIntosh Series.”   Since it was renamed the Whenuwishuponastar series in 2002 (previously named Maiden Series), the Windsor conditioner has captured the event five times with Remember When (2002), Arts Risk (2004) and the past three consecutive years with You See L A (2009), Strike...
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Tioga to host Empire Breeders Classic elims

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will host the elimination races for the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) 3YO colt and filly pacing events on Sunday, Aug. 5. Both $250,000 EBC finals are set for the following Sunday, Aug. 12. Entries will be taken by the Tioga Downs racing office at (607) 699-7688 until the box closes at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. You may access the condition sheet, list of eligibles and ra...
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Googoo Gaagaa wins qualifier in 1:53.4

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Googoo Gaagaa was back in action on Tuesday morning (July 31), winning a qualifier at Harrah's Philadelphia in 1:53.4. With regular driver Corey Callahan in the sulky, Googoo Gaagaa controlled the race with splits of :29.2, :58 and 1:26.1 before sprinting home in :27.3 to win by 17 1/4 lengths. Callahan told harnessracing.com afterward that Googoo Gaagaa will make ...
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Commander Crowe's 1:50.4 equals world mark

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Commander Crowe, who was nosed out in last year's Breeders Crown Open Trot at Woodbine, scored a big victory on Tuesday night at the Jaegersro track in Sweden. He won the Hugo Abergs Memorial in world record-equaling time--1:50.4. His time for the one-mile race contested over the five-eighths mile oval equaled Googoo Gaagaa's clocking at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs earlier this year.  ...
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Nevada race books get extension for simulcasting

on 07/31/2012 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park general manager and simulcast director Jim Hannon told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that a threatened looming shutoff of racetrack simulcast signals to race books in Nevada has been temporarily averted. With a contract between Las Vegas Dissemination Co., which provides the simulcast signals to the race books, and the Nevada Off-Track Pari-Mutuel Wagering Committee set ...
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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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