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16 entered in Somebeachsomewhere Stakes

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Harness racing's glamour boys will be in action this Saturday at Mohawk to contest in a pair of Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions, the key prep race for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, slated for June 16.   Casie Coleman, who captured the 2010 edition of the Cup with Sportswriter, will send out a trio of three-year-old pacing colts in the $100,000 divisions. Headlining t...
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Teague has 3YO pacing colts ready for weekend

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr. is sending two Pepsi North America Cup hopefuls, Easy Again and Allstar Legend, to Mohawk Racetrack for Saturday's Somebeachsomewhere Stakes, while a third will get something of a tryout in Friday's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. The Somebeachsomewhere, named in honor of harness racing's 2008 Horse of the Year, drew 16 horses and was divided into two eight-horse...
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Posts drawn for Rooney, Lismore

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night stakes, the $306,204 Art Rooney Pace (3-year-old colts and geldings) and its companion event, the $176,484 Lismore Pace (3-year-old old fillies).   The 22nd edition of the Rooney goes as the sixth race (approximate post 8:50 p.m.) lines up this way...1-Bolt the Duer (Mark MacDonald, 7-5), 2-Domethatagain (J...
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NJSS finals on tap Saturday at Meadowlands

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
A quartet of $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3 year olds will be in the spotlight on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Talbotcreek Jewely by Muscles Yankee has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice from post nine in the New Jersey Sire Stakes for trotting fillies, the third race; Market Share by Revenue is the 3-1 pick from post three in the trotting colt ...
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Wing Tips in style in PA Stallion 3CT action

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Regrouping from a last-place effort marred by a break, Wing Tips soared to the front Tuesday at The Meadows to capture a division of a $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event and establish stakes and national season's records in the process. The stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Bob And Bobby, Fogelberg, Avenue Of Dreams, Trustw...
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Divas Photo wins Violet in 1:58.1 at Balmoral

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
Continuing an impressive start to her second season of racing action David Hermann's Divas Photo posted her biggest win to date on Sunday night as she knocked off nine other Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old trotting fillies in the $50,000 Violet Stake. The final time of 1:58.1 was a career best for the daughter of Photo Color-Mystical Cameo.   Given a great steer by driv...
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Ideal Griff's 1:51 leads speed parade at Tioga

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
Thirteen divisions of the New York State Fair Stakes highlighted a Monday afternoon racing program at Tioga Downs on Memorial Day. Posting the fastest mile of the day was Ideal Griff (Jim Morrill Jr.), who with the help of the extreme heat blasted to a new lifetime best in the first race of the afternoon.   Morrill put Ideal Griff on the front end early and cut fractions o...
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42 still eligible to North America Cup

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
An elite group of 42 horses remain eligible to the 29th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events.   Sweet Lou, the fastest 2-year-old in history with his 1:49 world record performance in last year's Breeders Crown at Woodbine, remains a top contender for this year's classic. The son of Yankee Cruiser recently captured ...
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Merriman wins 2 Ohio Sire Stakes at Scioto

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman steered two Ohio Sires Stakes winners on a scorching Memorial Day at Scioto Downs on Monday. He won first with the trotter Its Jesse Time, then came back to win with the pacer Noble Trick. Merriman currently ranks tenth among all drivers in North America in wins.   Merriman shot Noble Trick, the 3-5 favorite, to the front at the start of his Ohio Sires Stakes for soph...
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Mystical Valentine's 1:51.3 takes Vernon feature

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
The veteran Mystical Valentine displayed the most foot when it counted and came through with a 1:51.3 victory in Monday afternoon's $9,500 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.   Competing in the Memorial Day Open Pace, the favorite Mystical Valentine ($3.90) dropped in behind the hard-charging Pacinello shortly after the start, and then sat in the cat-bird's seat until the stretch d...
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Gold Star Glitter doesn't mind sloppy track

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
A sudden tropical downpour just before post time delayed by a few minutes the start of the Monday evening (May 28) program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The field for the $8,500 purse Isle Mile Mares Open Pace had to be fitted with mud fenders and it all turned out to be bad news for 1-9 favorite Bombilla Hanover, who made a very uncharacteristic break in stride at the gate.  ...
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Electric Oui matches Yonkers all-age track record

on 05/27/2012 2:00 AM
Electric Oui (Eric Goodell) matched Yonkers Raceway's 19-year-old, all-age track record Saturday night, winning the $22,000, fourth-race pace in 1:50.4 He now shares a place with Silver Almahurst (Jim Morilll Jr.), whose number--taken in the (Apr. 24) final of the 1993 George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series--had stood since the first Clinton administration. Electric Oui, the 1-2 favorite,...
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Cardinal Stake elims highlight Balmoral card

on 05/27/2012 2:00 AM
A busy Memorial Day weekend of fun and excitement kicked off on Saturday night at Balmoral Park with a pair of $10,000 Cardinal Stake elimination’s for Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts. The top five in each elimination will return next Saturday to slug it out for an estimated purse of $50,800. In the opening battle James Behrendt’s Ice Scraper skated by seven r...
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Commander Crowe tops Arch Madness

on 05/27/2012 2:00 AM
Under picture-perfect conditions and in front of a crowd of more than 29,000 fans, Commander Crowe won Sunday afternoon's famed Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in 1:53.1 for the 1,609 meters. Commander Crowe bested American entry Arch Madness by a nose in Swedish record time in the second of two elims and then came back to win the final a bit easier with Arch Madness again one length behind in ...
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Royal Cee Cee N edges Put On A Show

on 05/27/2012 2:00 AM
Royal Cee Cee N raced seventh for most of the Betsy Ross at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, but with a hot early pace she was fresh for the stretch drive and swept past the pacesetting Put On A Show to win in 1:49.3.   Trained and owned by Mark Harder and driven by Ron Pierce, the $100,000 Betsy Ross was the first stakes victory of Royal Cee Cee N's career. Last year she ...
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Tremor Hanover an easy winner at The Meadows

on 05/26/2012 2:00 AM
Tremor Hanover retook the lead past the quarter and never was threatened thereafter as she captured Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace — her second straight victory — at The Meadows. Tremor Hanover dropped into a conditioned event to get her most recent win, but she was much the best facing the track’s distaff elite, overtaking early leader Cams...
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Changes in Mohawk qualifying schedule

on 05/26/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to inform all horsepeople and fans of the following changes to Mohawk’s qualifying schedule.   Effective May 28, qualifiers will be conducted on Mondays and Fridays until the end of June.   Two-year-old qualifiers will be held on Saturday mornings starting June 2.   The week of the Pepsi North America Cup (June 10-16) will be...
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Arch Madness still getting looks at Elitlopp

on 05/26/2012 2:00 AM
Prior to the draw for Sunday’s Elitlopp, trainer Trond Smedshammer said his trotter, Arch Madness, would be among the race’s favorites if he drew well. The draw was not favorable, with Arch Madness getting post No. 7 in his eight-horse elimination division. The top four finishers from each of two elims advance to the same-day final. Still, Arch Madness is getting a good look from fans overs...
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Empire Breeders Classic elimination information

on 05/26/2012 2:00 AM
Elimination races for the 2012 Empire Breeders Classic for 3YO colt and filly trotters will be raced at Vernon Downs on Friday, June 1 at Vernon Downs, with the $250,000E finals on June 8. The June 1 card will be drawn on Tuesday morning, the box closes at 9:00AM. Follow this link to the Vernon website to access the condition sheet, list of eligibles and race conditions. Call Race Secretary...
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Abbatiello, Dunning claim Freehold titles

on 05/26/2012 2:00 AM
Eric Abbatiello claimed his first Freehold Raceway driving title, adding three wins on closing day, Saturday, May 26, 2012, to lift his total to 73. Jody Dunning topped the trainers’ race with 16 wins, 18 seconds and 10 thirds from 69 starters, two more trips to the winner’s circle than Michael Posner. The driving title was not in doubt for Abbatiello, 43, who was well ahead of runner up S...
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