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Handsoffmycookie fastest in NYSS

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
It was as advertised Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway offering the $338,304 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace. Standout 3-year-old fillies Handsoffsmycookie (Tim Tetrick) and Romantic Moment stood out, each finding minimal resistance in their respective $84,951 divisions.   Handsoffmycookie, right up there with death and taxes, made it six-for-six lifetime locally. Leavin...
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Meadows begins Adios week on Saturday

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
Adios Week, the annual festival of exciting Grand Circuit racing and fun-filled entertainment highlighted by the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios for harness racing's finest 3-year-old pacers, kicks off Saturday, July 21, at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Eliminations for The Adios, the 46th edition of the "Pace for the Orchids,” are set for Saturday evening (first post 6:55 PM), wit...
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Chapter Seven ready for Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
North America's finest older trotters are set to clash in the 60th edition of the Maple Leaf Trot, Saturday evening at Mohawk. The finest of them all, right now, is Chapter Seven.   Fresh off his recent 1:50.4 world record-equaling performance in the Titan Cup at The Meadowlands, Chapter Seven, the likely post time favorite, couldn't be coming into the $750,000 event any better for...
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2YO trotting filly Royal Assets 1:57.3 winner

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
Royal Assets powered to the front and brooked no serious challengers en route to victory in a stake-record 1:57.3 in a division of Tuesday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 2-year-old filly trotters was conducted over five divisions, with Nicoe Ridge, Changed It All, Tattoo You and Won Ton Hanover taking the other $20,000 splits.   Royal Ass...
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Major Look's win the best medicine for trainer

on 07/17/2012 2:00 AM
If laughter isthe best medicine, Bob Riddle has the sense of humor to get well quickly.Seeing his 3-year-old filly pacer Major Look reel off some stakes victories might help as well. Major Look put Riddle out of commission on July 8 when she accidentally stepped on the trainer at his stable in New Jersey and ended up fracturing his left knee. Six days later, as if to atone for her misstep, ...
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Betterthancheddar wins Des Smith by a nose

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
The 31st edition of the Des Smith Classic featuring seven of racing's ultimate warriors was contested at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and it turned out to be a real knock ‘em down and drag ‘em out thriller from start to finish.   All eyes were on Betterthancheddar, who was sent off as the odds-on favorite, and he didn't disappoint an army of backers despite a ...
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Plainridge cancels Tuesday due to heat

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse has canceled its live racing card for Tuesday, July 17, due to the extreme heat forecasted for southeastern Massachusetts. The qualifying races scheduled for Tuesday have been rescheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. The track will race its scheduled nine-race card on Monday with a first post of 4 p.m. (with files from Plainridge)
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Thirty Two Red fastest in NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Two divisions of New York Sire Stakes races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers highlighted the Sunday afternoon card at Buffalo Raceway (July 15).   The first division, worth $61,996, was won by Deny Deny Deny (Art Major-Fool For You) in 1:58.2 over a good track for owner Ken Jacobs of Baldwinsville, NY. It was the first lifetime win for this Linda Toscano trained colt, wh...
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French driver Bazire suffers stroke

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Jean-Michel Bazire, who drove Moni Maker to victory in the 1991 Prix d'Amerique and annually ranks as one of the top drivers in France, is in stable condition after suffering a stroke on Sunday af the Enghien track in Paris. Paris Turf reported that Bazire, 41, is under observation in the neurology department of the hospital of Pontoise, where he has had a battery of t...
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Hanover's Adios Sale yearling videos now online

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
Videos of the 30 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings scheduled to sell at The Meadows, the day before The Adios, can now be accessed at the Hanover Shoe Farms website hanoverpa.com. Online bidding will again be available for the 2012 Hanover Adios Sale.   The sale includes 27 Pennsylvania eligible yearlings plus three by Always A Virgin which are eligible to the Indiana Sires Stakes p...
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Repeat winners in Town Pro Series

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
The second round of the Town Pro Pacing Series continued on Monday evening at Mohawk with first leg winners Mileys Big World and Unred Hanover once again taking home top honors.   Mileys Big World, driven by Hall of Famer Steve Condren, lit up the toteboard at odds of 13-1 as she captured the first $30,000 division in 1:52.3, a new lifetime best.   The 3-year-old daughter...
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Better late than never for Vernon track record

on 07/16/2012 2:00 AM
John W. O'Connor's 3-year-old trotter Brookroad Knight is the latest track record-holder at Vernon Downs. Listed as a colt in the Vernon program for last Wednesday $132,236 New York Sire Stakes contest at the central New York seven-eighths mile track, Brookroad Knight turned in a fast-closing 1:53.4 performance in the ninth race that, at the time, was thought to be three-fifths-of-a-second ...
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Check Me Out trots 1:51.3; Hambo possible

on 07/15/2012 2:00 AM
Will she or won't she? Even after Check Me Out set a 1:51.3 world record in winning the Del Miller Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, trainer-owner Ray Schnittker said he doesn't yet know if he will enter the filly against the colts or keep her in the filly division, the Oaks.   "Right now I'm probably leaning towards the Hambo, but I've got to do a little more thin...
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Upsets & more upsets in Indiana Sire Stakes finals

on 07/15/2012 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino closed out its 19th season of Standardbred racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday. Six new Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured a 14-race card with purses in excess of $1.2 million. The Anderson track played host to four $200,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes finals 3-year-old trotters...
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Always A Virgin 2YO stakes winner at Balmoral

on 07/15/2012 2:00 AM
The action was fast and furious on Saturday, July 14, as Balmoral Park played host to eight divisions of Hanover Stake action for two and three-year-old pacers. There was plenty of action off the track as well with giveaways, food and drink specials and hay rides among the many things Balmoral Park patrons were treated to as the USTA and Balmoral celebrated Back To The Track 2012.   ...
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Named Desire rallies in 2FP PA Stallion split

on 07/14/2012 2:00 AM
Trailing by five lengths at the three-quarters, Named Desire found her desire late and rallied strongly to capture a division of Friday's $160,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over eight divisions, with Want Answers, Maddy's Dolly, Glowing Fashion (Village Jolt-Western Glow), Jesse's Diamond (Yankee Cruiser--Bunny Ruff...
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Major Look upsets American Jewel in 1:49.3

on 07/14/2012 2:00 AM
The Mistletoe Shalee once again proved to be a stage for upsets as Major Look got up in the final stride to beat 1-9 favorite American Jewel in 1:49.3 in the $190,850 race at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The top filly Rainbow Blue is just one of the other favorites who was upset in the race.   But outside of the upset factor, the victory by Major Look was especially poi...
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Donna Lee's 1:52.4 leads PASS 2YO fillies

on 07/14/2012 2:00 AM
Donna Lee allowed the field to settle, then brushed to the front with an impressive quarter-pole move and went on to score in 1:52.4 in a division of Saturday's $323,760 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows.   The stake, known as the Sand Tart, was conducted over five divisions, with Somstreetsomwhere, Handsoffmycupcake, Sunshine Patriot and Mistressto...
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Takter's Uncle Peter, Little Brown Fox win

on 07/14/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter swept the two divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot with the betting favorite Uncle Peter (1:53.1) and the longshot Little Brown Fox. (1:51.2). Little Brown Fox was an upset winner after Googoo Gaagaa couldn't trot the turns at the Meadowlands any better than he did in the Yonkers Trot, breaking stride going to the first quarter and again in the second turn. &nb...
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Top Billing, My MVP, Stormin Normand win in PA

on 07/14/2012 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot took center stage on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the three divisions carried a purse of $99,438.   Despite being off since late May, Top Billing (Andover Hall-NY Starlet) survived a long first-over journey to score as the even-money favorite in the night's...
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