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Simpson Memorial action at the Meadowlands

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
Googoo Gaagaa rolled to a decisive five-length victory in the $54,866 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  With Corey Callahan at the lines, Googoo Gaagaa [$3] made the lead just before the before the half and opened up in the lane to take the first of two Simpson divisions on the card in 1:54.1.  Royal Shyster and Gym Tan...
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Clear Character upsets at The Meadows in 1:52.3

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
Clear Character pounced on the leaders in the Lightning Lane and pulled off a 28-1 shocker in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Up in class to take on the track’s distaff elite, Clear Character got an aggressive steer from Eric Ledford, who rushed her to the pocket from post 6. While the first-over Winning It tried to wrest th...
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American Jewel, Uncle Peter win Big M qualifiers

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
Several of harness racing’s brightest stars participated in qualifiers Saturday morning, May 12 at the Meadowlands. Sophomore filly American Jewel turned in the fastest time of the morning for trainer Jimmy Takter, winning by nearly two lengths in a time of 1:50.3. Other winners included Takter trainees Uncle Peter and See You At Peelers. With Tim Tetrick in the bike, American Jewel sat s...
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Miss Versatility Series to kick off at Mohawk

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
The first leg of the popular Miss Versatility series for trotting mares is scheduled for Sunday, May 20. The series will make its first appearance north of the border, one of several adjustments inthe format for the upcoming season.   The number of preliminary legs has been increased from three to four, with Mohawk Racetrack hostingthe first two with the second leg on Sunday, July 1...
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River Shark wins Yonkers feature in 1:51.4

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
River Shark (Mark MacDonald) was second-over into sizzling Saturday night fractions, winning Yonkers Raceway $36,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position No. 3, he watched the early floor show. Last week's winner--and this week's eight-hole assignee—Sea Venture (George Brennan) was back-fence wide working to the lead. He made it around Wayne the Lefty (Larry Stalbaum) after ...
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Rosie Huff on a roll at Pompano

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
The many trainers with considerable length of tenure in South Florida will tell you it isn't very hard to send out three straight horses that don't win, and they'll tell you it's exponentially more difficult to win three in row. Rosie Huff has accomplished the rare feat of winning three in a row from her barn on the backstretch at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Huff, best known locall...
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Another record effort for Fox Valley Iliad

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
A week after setting a track record at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Fox Valley Iliad improved his time in winning the $25,000 featured trot at Pocono on Saturday night, setting a world record in the process. Last Friday, Fox Valley Iliad, a Vaporize stallion hailing from the Kimberly Asher barn, set a Pocono track record for 4-year-old stallions on the trot by winning a condition in 1:52:3....
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The Evictor trots to feature win at Tioga

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
The Evictor, (Lewayne Miller) despite making his initial start in 2012 following two qualifiers used a first over grind to score in the $16,500 Open Trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number two, Miller drifted out of the gate and settled in fourth as Diamond Hunter (Jimmy Marohn Jr.) cut through fractions of 28, 58.1, and 1:27. As the field reached the top of th...
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Zeron guides series winners at Woodbine

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of rich $75,000 series finals highlighted Saturday evening’s programme at Woodbine and young driver Scott Zeron found the winner's circle in both events. Zeron guided both Im The Pied Piper and Stage It Right to victory lane in their respective finals. Im The Pied Piper, who boasted four consecutive second-place efforts coming into Saturday night, got the monkey off his back as...
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Allamerican Union a 1:54.4 winner at Scioto

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
Allamerican Union proved that he’s certainly not over the hill when he easily beat nine rivals in the featured Over The Hill Gang Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night. The race was limited to pacers age seven and older. The 3-2 favorite was Dave Panlone, a winner of over $700,000 and has returned to the races as a gelding after standing at stud for several seasons. When the seasoned ...
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Cutler to Mister Herbie, 'Receiver' wins Graduate

on 05/12/2012 2:00 AM
Mister Herbie overtook Winning Mister with a ruthless first over rally in the $210,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Jody Jamieson made the trip down from Woodbine to drive the red-hot trotter to a career-best equaling 1:51.3 score.  Sent off the slight favorite over runner-up Winning Mister, Mister Herbie paid $5 to win the sixt...
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This Kid Cant Wait fastest in ISS action

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a trio of Indiana Silver Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday. Offering purses of $10,000 each, they were the featured event on the 14-race card.   My Sweet Shiela and driver Robert Taylor made quick work of the nine-horse field as they made the front just past the half and never looked back. Dictating fractions of...
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Perfect Rendition equals Yonkers track mark

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Perfect Rendition (Larry Stalbaum) blew away the competition and onto Yonkers Raceway's record books Thursday night. His 1:54.3 effort matched the fastest-ever local trot mile.   Leaving from post position two in the $15,500 eighth race, Perfect Rendition took no prisoners. He threw down fractions of :28, :56.1 and 1:25, opening seven lengths turning for home. The final margin--over For You...
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NYSS kicks off with 3YO pacing colts at Buffalo

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Aspirations are high as the New York Sire Stakes start its 2012 campaign at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday (May 12) with a first post of 6:40 pm. Three divisions of sophomore colt pacers will take to the Hamburg oval in NYSS action going for purses over $48,000. Another five divisions of colt pacers will be competing in the Excelsior Series.   The first division starts the Pick 4 in race five ...
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Positive step in Ohio, but court decision looms

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
The Ohio Senate passed legislation on Thursday (May 10) that calls for the horse industry to receive between 9 and 11 percent of the net win from video lottery terminals (VLTs). Based on industry estimates, that could mean $3 million in purses annually for each of Ohio's seven racetracks, which in the case of Scioto Downs, Lebanon Raceway and Raceway Park, would result in at least a doubl...
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Teague talks about Yagonnakissmeornot

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
"It has been a pretty good season to start off with her,” said trainer George Teague Jr., of Yagonnakissmeornot, who goes postward in the $75,000 Princess Series final on Saturday night at Woodbine.The pacing miss has yet to finish worse than second in her 3-year-old campaign, with five wins, including the Blossom Series final, and three second-place finishes in eight seasonal starts. &nb...
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Mohawk starts double draws on Tuesdays

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
With Mohawk's Summer Meet fast approaching, Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all horsepeople of the changes to the draw schedule starting May 15. When Standardbred racing returns to Mohawk on May 17, there will be a double draw held on Tuesdays for the Friday and Saturday cards. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. on draw days.   The draw for Sunday, May 20, Fam...
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Winbak Farm Announces Passing of Art Colony

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Art Colony, p, 2, 1:51s ($762,840), owned by Tom Hill of Great Britain. With his first crop on the ground, the six-year-old stallion was in the middle of his second breeding season. He had both the pedigree and race record, to make him a success in the breeding shed. He was a half-brother to Triple Bars, p, 2, 1:59.4f; 3, 1:54.2s; 4, 1:50...
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Southwind Pepino a 1:57.1 winner at Scioto

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Southwind Pepino dominated his six foes in the featured Friday night trot at Scioto Downs on the second night of the track’s 2012 season. Trainer-driver Hugh "Sandy” Beatty kept his trotter back in fifth place while Hardwood Chips blazed the opening panel in :28.1 as the even-money favorite Lord Of Andover went offstride. Driver Ryan Holton then slowed the tempo of the trotting as Hard...
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Go On BB returns to Hoosier Park winner's circle

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Indiana’s richest female pacer of all time made her return to the winner’s circle on Friday (May 11) in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Accompanied by Ricky Macomber Jr., the eight-year-old mare found racing room late in the stretch to score in 1:54.0 to win by a head. Go On BB and stable mate Red S driven by Pete Wrenn were sent postwar...
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