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Arden Downs stakes record is Delicious

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Delicious bided her time off fast fractions, then brushed late to capture a division of Friday's $82,471 Arden Downs stake at The Meadows in a stake-record 1:55.2.   The Grand Circuit event for 3-year-old filly trotters, known as the Ned McCarr, was contested over three divisions, with Miss Chip K and Ciao Dough taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman enjoyed a stake double with Del...
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Friday was Girls' Night Out at Mohawk

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Ferrari Sena overcame post 10, went coast to coast and pulled off a 30-1 shocker in her $20,000 opening-round division of the Girls' Night Out Pacing Series on Friday evening at Mohawk.   The Marie Claude Auger-trained Ferrari Sena was one of three Canadian-sired aged pacing mares who took home top honors in the first leg.   With driver Luc Ouellette in the bike, Ferrari ...
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McNair's 2,000th win comes with Swinging Beauty

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Gregg McNair, a regular trainer on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, scored his 2,000th career training victory on Friday night at Mohawk.   With his son, Doug, in the sulky, Swinging Beauty won from off the pace in her conditioned event to notch the special career milestone. The 4-year-old mare, who is owned by William Switala and James Martin, captured her seventh li...
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Bolt The Duer wins Adios in record 1:47.4

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Mark MacDonald parlayed a two-hole trip into a world-record 1:47.4 victory in Saturday afternoon's $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios final at The Meadows. The mile was the fastest ever on a five-eighths mile track, besting the previous mark of 1:48.1 shared by Custard The Dragon and Hurrikane Kingcole.   Meadowlands Pace winner A Rocknroll Dance was sent fast out of the gate by dr...
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Can lightning strike twice in Hambo elims?

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Can lightning strike twice? In harness racing, the answer is a profound yes.   When 2007 Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover retired to stud there were countless breeders with mares hoping to connect to the outstanding colt and create the next Hambletonian winner. Lightning Storm is among five Donato Hanover colts with an opportunity to win the sport's most coveted prize. The quest b...
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Major Look sets new Adioo Volo mark

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Major Look polished her credentials as a top candidate for divisional honors Saturday at The Meadows when she scored in 1:49.3, shattering the stake record in her split of the $141,170 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers. Destiny's Chance took the other Adioo Volo division with an impressive first-over move.   Major Look previously served notice that she's a maj...
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Check Me Out, Maven capture Oaks elims

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Check Me Out, driven by Tim Tetrick, won the first of two elimination races to decide the field for the $714,050 Hambletonian Oaks on Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands in 1:53.4. Tetrick took the 1-9 favorite off the leaders in the opening phase of the race, sitting in third throughout the early fractions, set by Holier Than Thou and trainer-driver Jimmy Takter, at the quarter in :28.1 ...
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Mel Mara, Michaels Power take OSS Gold elims

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Favorites Mel Mara and Michaels Power turned in a pair of winning performances in their $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings early Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Making his first start in the OSS program after racing in Meadowlands Pace company, Mel Mara delivered on his pari-mutuel promise in the first elimination with ...
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Field set for $1.5 million Hambletonian final

on 07/28/2012 2:00 AM
Uncle Peter won an action-packed first of three $70,000 eliminations for the $1.5 million Hambletonian Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with Knows Nothing taking the second elim and Market Share the third. The racetrack was listed as "good" after rains earlier in the day.   Sent off the 3-5 favorite, Uncle Peter was able to score in 1:53.3 in a race that had movement from start to...
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Unred Hanover sweeps Town Pro Pacing Series

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
Unred Hanover, driven by Paul MacDonell, pulled off the series sweep of the $60,000 Town Pro Pacing Series on Thursday evening at Mohawk. Unred Hanover sat in the pocket before the opening panel controlled by Persistent (Scott Zeron) as the three-year-old fillies reached that station in :26.4. As the sophomore pacers marched to the half, MacDonell angled Unred Hanover out of the pock...
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Isabella Gal fastest in NYSS at Vernon

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
Isabella Gal displayed her speed and superiority with a 1:56.2 triumph in the fastest of eight divisions during Thursday night’s $182,186 program for New York-bred 2-year-old trotting fillies at Vernon Downs. Competing in the second division of Thursday’s $118,286 regular New York Sires Stake, Isabella Gal earned her second straight score with a career-best performance in the ninth ra...
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Mac's Journey upsets at 44-1 in DSBF final

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
A capacity crowd filled the M&T Bank Grandstand at Harrington Raceway on a warm summer night Thursday evening to watch the first-ever nighttime Governor's Day racing program at the Delaware State Fair. For decades the annual day of racing began at 11 a.m., but was moved to the evening for this year's event. A showcase of Delaware's top owned and/or bred horses were on display over the span...
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Mach Pride favored in Waterloo elims

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
The stage is set for the July 30 elimination rounds for three big-money stake races which will be contested at Grand River Raceway's marquee event, Industry Day, on Monday, Aug. 6.   This Monday night, hopefuls will compete for a berth in the finals of the15th annual $300,000 Battle of Waterloo; its companion race, the fourth annual $150,000 Battle of the Belles; and an Ontario Sire...
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Kindergarten Trot gets underway at Big M

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Kindergarten Trotting Classic for 2 year olds got underway Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The colts were divided into a trio of $10,000 divisions, while the fillies were also split into three $10,000 divisions. The race card was interrupted by a thunderstorm following the second race which delayed the races for slightly more than an hour. Raced on a "fast” track i...
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Great offerings in Rood And Riddle auction

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day and The Rood and Riddle $50,000 Kentucky Grand Prix that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Kentucky Horse Park. This event includes both live and silent auctions and donates 100 percent of its proceeds to two very worthwhile charities, The Kentucky Equine Humane Center and The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.   This ...
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Application filed to move Lebanon Raceway

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
Delaware North Companies and Churchill Downs Inc. reportedly filed an application Thursday to move Lebanon Raceway, which they purchased earlier this year, to a site near I-75 southeast of Lebanon and near Dayton.   The application filed by Miami Valley Gaming and Racing stated plans include the building of a $175 million facility. Penn National Gaming Inc. has already filed paperw...
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Will it be an 'Evenin of Pleasure' at Mohawk?

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
When Evenin Of Pleasure begins in the $50,000 Dream Maker Pacing Series final on Monday evening at Mohawk, the rookie will look to continue his winning ways for his connections. Trained by Richard Moreau and driven by Sylvain Filion, the son of Dragon Again posted an impressive 1:53.4 victory in the second leg of the series with a final quarter of :26.4.   "The one thing that really...
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Allstar Legend scratched from Adios

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com that he has scratched Allstar Legend from Saturday afternoon's $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios final at The Meadows due to a minor foot injury. The defection of Allstar Legend, who finished fourth in his elimination last Saturday, leaves just six starters lining up behind the gate, with Sweet Lou the morning-line favorite. "After the last race h...
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Can Bolt The Duer nail down Adios from the one?

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
If Bolt The Duer is to nail down the $500,000 final of Saturday's Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, he'll have to do it from the rail, a post position trainer Peter Foley didn't want.   "I don't like it at all,” Foley said. "It's tough to get away, especially on a five-eighths mile track. I expect to get away fourth. I don't know what we'll do after that....
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Corrected GC dates for Indiana State Fair

on 07/27/2012 2:00 AM
Please be advised that the Fox Stake No. 86, The Horseman No. 103, The Hoosier No. 76, and The Ralph Wilfong No. 75 are to be raced on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN and not August 17 as originally printed on the Hambletonian list of eligibles and the USTA 2012 Stakes Calendar.   Post time is 6 p.m.   If you have questions regarding t...
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