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Pook K facing post 9 in Spring final at Woodbine

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Poof K, a 5-year-old son of Kadabra, will look to capture his biggest win of his career when he begins in the $50,000 Swing Into Spring Series final on Monday at Woodbine.Trained by Richard Moreau, the six-time winner will begin from post nine for driver Sylvain Filion.   Although winless from 14 starts this season, Filion hopes that will change on Monday. "He raced really...
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American Jewel returns with qualifying win

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
If you gauge a performance more by who you beat than time, 4-year-old mare Jezzy turned in a huge qualifying effort at the Meadowlands Saturday morning, winning by one length in 1:56 over the 4-year-old stallion Dejarmbro, the runner-up in last year's Kentucky Futurity, with the 4-year-old mare Cedar Dove and the veteran free-for-allers Autumn Escapade and Lanson also in the beaten f...
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Not Afraid takes Dexter, just misses stakes mark

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Not Afraid showed his courage, holding off Frost Bites K at the wire for a head victory in the $138,300 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. His winning time of 1:55.4 was just a tick off the stakes record of 1:55.3, set in 2009 by Anders Bluestone.   Market Share, the 2-5 favorite, had his unbeaten streak snapped at six when he made a fir...
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Rockincam takes Graduate elim in 1:48.1

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Rockincam crushed his foes with a sharp first over effort in the $50,000 elimination for the Graduate on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Rockincam sat fifth while Alexie Mattosie and Golden Receiver traded leads through a :54 half. Driver David Miller then sent Rockincam up to tackle Golden Receiver and he gamely wore the leader down for a 1 1-4-length victory in 1:48...
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Bolt The Duer wins battle with Mel Mara

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace eligible Bolt The Duer (outside) wore down Mel Mara to win his sophomore debut, the $49,584 John Simpson Memorial, in 1:51.3. Also, in an overnight race that kicked off the card, Long Live Rock, a 3-year-old gelding by Rocknroll Hanover, romped to a 4 3/4-length score in 1:51.1.   Mark MacDonald steered the colt to his seventh win in nine career starts. Bolt Th...
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Feelin Cornered makes OSS his first win of year

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Sons of the young sire Feelin Friskie swept the two divisions of the Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at Lebanon Raceway. Feelin Cornered won the first split in 1:56 while Jetstream Friskie took the second in 1:57.2.   Feelin Cornered, trained and driven by Chip Noble and owned by breeder Stephen Sexton, won his first start of the season. Last year at a...
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Special T Rocks sets world record at Pocono

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Special T Rocks equaled a world record in winning the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational in 1:48.3 on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The 4-year-old gelding equaled the world mark on a five-eighths mile track, set in 2005 at Dover Downs by Maltese Artist. After the initial quarter of :26.3, Big Bay Point took the lead, but was soon overtaken by Dial Or Nodial....
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Almost 12,000 at Tioga opener on Saturday

on 05/05/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs kicked off its inaugural race card for the 2012 race season on Saturday evening in front of more than 11,700 patrons in the Southern Tier. Live racing began at 5 pm this year to capture more fans for live racing by drawing off of the early Derby crowd during the day, and the results were a huge success.   "Today at Tioga was probably the largest crowd in years at a harne...
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NA Cup hopeful State Treasurer wins in 1:52

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Pepsi North America Cup hopeful State Treasurer was able to overcome a first-turn miscue to capture his $35,000 second round division of The Diplomat Pacing Series in 1:52 on Thursday evening at Woodbine.   The Dr. Ian Moore student, who won his first leg division on April 23, is two-for-two in his three-year-old campaign.   One Through Ten (Luc Ouellette) parked out State Treasure...
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Glam Cam wins Vernon feature in 1:52

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
The pacer Glam Cam equaled the fastest mile of the fledgling season, while the trotter Ziegler Hanover became the meet's initial two-time equine winner during Thursday night's 10-race program at Vernon Downs.   Competing in the sixth race, the week's $9,500 Open for females on the lateral gait, Glam Cam ($8.10) raced along in fifth while Harlem Rockturne took the select field to the...
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Boxwood Farm's June Palmer dies

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Services for June R. Palmer, 74, who died Wednesday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold, NJ. Visiting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the funeral home.   June and her husband, Taylor Palmer Jr., resided in Manalapan, NJ, where they owned...
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NA Cup Twitter hashtag announced

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group Friday announced the official Twitter hashtag for the 2012 edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup.   Fans ofStandardbred Racing's richest race for sophomore pacers, set for June 16 at Mohawk, can follow news and updates on Twitter using…#NACup2012.   Twitter users can join in on the discussion leading up to the ‘Cup' by u...
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Sweet Lou sizzles in 1:50.4 qualifier

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
The 2011 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Sweet Lou posted an impressive 1:50.4 qualifying victory Friday morning at The Meadows. The effort followed up a 1:54.1 win in a Meadows qualifier April 20. Driven by Dave Palone, Sweet Lou reached the half in :57 and then blistered a back half in :53.4, the last quarter in :26.4. "I told Dave to go between 1:51 and 1:52,” trainer Ron Burke told h...
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New whipping rules in effect at Meadowlands

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
A change in rules governing the use of the whip in harness races at the Meadowlands Racetrack will take effect this weekend. A directive issued by the New Jersey Racing Commission reads, in part, as follows: "The use of the whip shall be confined to the areas above and between the sulky shafts. The one handed use of the whip shall be limited to the striking of the shafts of the sulky or the sad...
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Windsor planning to close Sept. 1, 2012

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Windsor Raceway has issued a statement that it plans to cease "all operations," including harness racing, at the track by Sept, 1, 2012. The statement said the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation was in the process of  "decommissioning" slots at Windsor Raceway, and without a plan to sustain the track without slots, the closure is imminent.   "April 30th was a sad day at...
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Son of Yankee Glide wins feature in Paris

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Main Wise As, a 6-year-old stallion by Yankee Glide-Desert Flower K (by Sierra Kosmos), won the 120,000 euro Prix Kerjacques at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris on Friday night (May 4).   With Sebastien Ernault driving because of the suspension of Pierre Levesque, Main Wise As took command after the halfway mark in the 2,700-meter race and then battled with Royal Dream. Roxane Griff, alwa...
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For A Dancer, Cocktail Attire win Lady Suffolks

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
For A Dancer, the New York Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot champion in 2011, showed maturity and speed at Freehold Raceway on Friday afternoon when she won the first of two $38,850 divisions of the Lady Suffolk in 1:58.3. The second Lady Suffolk split went to Cocktail Attire, who scored in 1:57.4 for her fourth win in a row this year.   In the first Lady Suffolk division, Ray Schn...
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Illinois vote on expanded gaming expected soon

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Jack Kelly, lobbyist for Maywood and Balmoral Park in Illinois, has been spending a lot of time at the state capital of Springfield as voting nears on a bill that would allow the expansion of gaming, including the introduction of slot machines at racetracks, and in turn create jobs and protect existing ones. Maywood and Balmoral, as well as the Thoroughbred tracks Hawthorne Racecourse and A...
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The Rainmaker takes HoP mare pace in 1:52.3

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
The Rainmaker and driver Trace Tetrick surprised a field of 10 in the featured $24,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 4). Just as the duo crossed the wire, bad weather set in and a heavy rain shower commenced across the track. Despite the weather conditions, The Rainmaker was able to split rivals late in the stretch to win by a head in 1:52.3, a ...
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Annie's Master upsets in Ohio Sire Stakes

on 05/04/2012 2:00 AM
Annie's Master had the best numbers in a couple of categories when she won a $15,000 Ohio Sire Stakes division for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Lebanon Raceway Friday night: she was the fastest of the three division winners (2:01.2) and also produced the highest payoff, a whopping $72.80.   Trained and driven by Don Pfister, Annie's Master drew post one and used it to score her first vi...
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