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Sharp Edge three-peats at The Meadows

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Sharp Edge extended his domination of The Meadows' trotting elite Tuesday with a front-end score--his third straight victory--in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Assigned the outside post, Sharp Edge wrested the early lead from Sir Caviar and held off that rival late, prevailing by a neck in 1:54 over a sloppy surface. Wind Surfer was third. Tony Hall drove for trainer Br...
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Ontario-sired 2YO pacers win Gold finals

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
Ontario's two-year-old pacers were sizzling in Ontario SiresStakes Gold Final action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. The winners were Right On Molly (Stonebridge Regal) in 1:53.2 and Mach Pride (Mach Three) in 1:52.3.   Right from the earliest moments of the pacing filly Gold Final Ottawa area fans knew they were going to witness a speed show. Both Miss Coco Luck ...
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2YO trotting filly Charmed Life wins Ont. Gold

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
At the start of the Ontario Gold Series season, trainer John Bax knew Charmed Life had the size and strength to be a contender on the two-year-old trotting filly circuit, what he did not know was whether she had enough speed.The daughter of Majestic Son and Christina M put that question to rest on Sunday night when she rocketed around the Flamboro Downs oval — leading from start to finish ...
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Wednesday night: Adios draw, Palone video

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
The draw for post positions for Saturday's final of the $650,000 Delvin Miller Adios is set for Wednesday at 6:30 pm and will be aired on Meadows Live. The draw will take place on the track apron at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino but will be moved indoors to the race book in the case of inclement weather.   The draw is open; that is, no post positions are reserved for Adios...
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L Dees Lioness fastest in Mohawk series leg

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
Favorites Love Canal and L Dees Lioness emerged victorious in a pair of $30,000 second-round divisions of the Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series for 2-year-old fillies on Monday night at Mohawk.   In the first dash, Love Canal, who was fresh off an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Final victory, found the winner's circle once again for trainer Tony O'Sullivan and driver Jody Jami...
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Spice It Up Lindy's 1:53.1 sets Tioga record

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
Spice It Up Lindy and Jim Meittinis established a new track record for older gelding trotters on Monday evening at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position two in a scratched down field of five in the $16,500 Open Trot, Meittinis wasted no time getting Spice It Up Lindy to the front. The duo trotted by an opening quarter in :27.1 with Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) sitting in second.  ...
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Murmur Hanover wins Ontario Gold in 1:57.1

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack fans may have given the edge to his fellow Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination winner Kinetic King, but Monday's Gold Final story was written by Murmur Hanover.   Starting from post 2, driver Mario Baillargeon sent Murmur Hanover after the early lead and the 2-year-old trotting colt out-muscled Toocool Forschool to the :13.3 opening eighth. At the :28.2 quarter Mu...
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Hail The Taxi, 35-1, triumphs in Sheppard Pace

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Hail the Taxi (Jordan Stratton) upset the apple cart--provided an apple cart can actually be upset about anything--Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $119,000 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings in a stakes-record performance. The Sheppard, a Yonkers staple for decades, returned to the stakes schedule for the first time in nine seasons. Leaving fro...
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Chris Page bags seven on Scioto program

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Chris Page showed why he’s the leading driver at Scioto Downs this season as he swept both the trotting and pacing features on Saturday night’s card. Page won a total of seven races, half the program, at Scioto. Page scored in the feature pace with Mcstraight, a son of Mcardle, in 1:52.1. He left quickly, then yielded to Cmon Blaze and driver Kyle Bolon. Page fired up his pacer in the final...
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Classic Rock Nroll wins Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Dan Noble piloted Classic Rock Nroll ($25.40) to victory in the 27th annual $111,500 Battle of Lake Erie on Saturday night (July 21) at Northfield Park, upsetting two-time champion Foiled Again. Classic Rock Nroll pushed Foiled Again before releasing him to a quarter of :26.4. After taking the lead, Foiled Again was challenged by Aracache Hanover to a half in :55 and three-quarters in 1:22.3. N...
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Archangel set for Hambo after T-G victory

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Archangel prepped for the Hambletonian on Saturday night at Tioga Downs with a stakes record performance of 1:54.3 in the Tompkins-Geers.   Starting from post number three in a field of six, driver Fern Paquet Jr. wasted no time getting Archangel to the front through an opening quarter in :28.2. The duo then strolled through a leisurely :58.1 half before getting down to business...
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Major Look sets Tompkins-Geers record

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Major Look, fresh off of her Mistletoe Shalee win over world champion American Jewel, returned to action on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in the Tompkins-Geers. The overwhelming favorite did not disappoint her supporters as she carved the mile out for herself, putting up fractions of :27, :54.3 and 1:21.4 before drawing away from the field with ease in a new stakes record of 1:49.3.  ...
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ACL-bred mare wins Swedish championship

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
The most important race for the 4-year-old mares in Sweden is the Mare Championship at the Axevalla-track, which arranges an extraordinary three-day meeting with the Mare Championship as the feature. Sunday's race was perhaps not the best ever contested in the classic, but it had an interesting outcome for the sire and also for the catch-driver. The race was won by Drillbit As (Chocolatier-Per...
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Summertime Lea fastest in NYSS for filly pacers

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Summertime Lea, a 2-year-old Lislea filly out of the Life Sign mare Donna Summer, won the $42,111 first division of the New York Sire Stakes pacing fillies in 1:56.3 Sunday at Buffalo Raceway. The time equals the track record, set last year by Silk Purse.   "She had plenty left, that's for sure”, said winning driver Jim Morrill Jr., who had the natural hat trick, winning...
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Royal Knockout fastest in stakes at Scarborough

on 07/22/2012 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes action anchored an extremely strong card on Sunday at Scarborough Downs. Royal Knockout continued in her quest to add the sophomore pacing title to the freshman honors she earned last season, posting a convincing gate-to-wire victory dance in the first of three Maine Sire Stakes splits.   Steered by conditioner Mike Graffam, the daughter of Ashlee's Big Guy&nb...
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Summertime Series continues at Mohawk

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Favourite State Treasurer and longshot Fantastic Rock took top honours in their respective $30,000 second-leg divisions of the Summertime Pacing Series on Friday night at Mohawk.With driver Jody Jamieson at the helm, State Treasurer front-stepped his way to the winner’s circle in the first dash for trainer Dr. Ian Moore.Goban (Anthony MacDonald) powered off the gate to take the early lead, but t...
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Stakes record effort for Sock It To 'Em

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Shock It To ‘Em electrified the field Friday at The Meadows, overwhelming his Pennsylvania Stallion Series foes by 12 lengths in a stake-record 1:53.2.The $160,000 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over eight divisions, with McAlvin, UF Dragons Cruiser, Some Heart Throb, Momma’s Jolt, Hefty Lefty, Jins Dragon and Storm The Beach also taking $20,000 splits. Three driver...
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NYSS freshman colt trotters at Yonkers

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted its first seasonal get-together for the state's rookie colts and geldings with Friday night's $288,096 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot.Six, $48,016 divisions went at it, with Royalty for Life (Jason Bartlett, $5.10) making a mockery of the final division. The son of RC Royalty two-moved to the lead, then threw down fractions of :29.2, :59.2, 1:29.2 and 2:00.1. The seco...
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Royal Friscassee, Look At Count win at Scioto

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
The female stars of the future in the Buckeye State did battle in four splits of Ohio Sires Stakes for freshmen at Scioto Downs on a cool and breezy Friday night.Royal Friscassee won her second Ohio Sires Stakes in two career starts for driver Robin Miller  as she darted to the lead from post eight and never looked back, winning in 2:02.1 over Diplomats Mistress and Contessa Leigh.Ray Crawfor...
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Sweet Lou, Bettor's Edge win Adios elims

on 07/21/2012 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou, the 2011 Dan Patch Award winner and hometown hero whose sophomore campaign has been marked by recent disappointments, took a major step toward redemption Saturday when he captured an elimination of the $600,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, scoring a front-end victory in 1:49.1. In the other $50,000 elim, Bettor’s Edge overcame post 9 to work out a comf...
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