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Restless Yankee sets new Running Aces record

on 07/01/2012 2:00 AM
Restless Yankee, a five-year-old Minnesota-sired gelding owned by Ron Emerson and Mark Holtan, sat a pocket trip behind favored Chewy Baca in the $8000 Open Handicap Pace at Running Aces last night before exploding through the stretch to establish a new all-time overall 1:51.2 track record. The old record of 1:52 flat was set by ML Jackhammer in 2010. "That is an awfully nice horse,” exclaim...
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Commander Crowe wins Forus Open

on 07/01/2012 2:00 AM
Commander Crowe entered the Forus Open Sunday at the Forus track in Stavanger, Norway, with five straight wins in Nordic majors. The 9-year old gelded chestnut is still unbeaten in Nordic top races after another victory!   "His most easy win, since I started to drive him," said driver Christophe Martens. Trainer Fabrice Souloy then added, "This is the currently best t...
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Kendall Blue sets Tioga mark in late-closer final

on 07/01/2012 2:00 AM
Kendall Blue and Jason Bartlett captured the $39,200 William Auto late-closer final on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in track record time for 4-year old trotting mares in 1:53.2.   Leaving from post position number three, Bartlett hustled Kendall Blue to the front and was persistent on controlling the fractions seating All Munky Business (Mark MacDonald) in the two hole. Kendall B...
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Pierce wins Goshen's Hall of Fame race

on 07/01/2012 2:00 AM
In the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot for Hall of Fame drivers Sunday at Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., Ron Pierce was best of a bunch that started the day with a collective $1.1 billion in earnings.   The newest Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter led with Gotta Luv It through fractions of :29.4, 1:00.2 and 1:29.3 before being overtaken by Pierce driving Justa...
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Takter inducted, others honored in Goshen

on 07/01/2012 2:00 AM
Three-time Trainer of the Year Jimmy Takter was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame on Sunday night (July 1), on the lawn adjacent to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY.   The 51-year-old Takter, a native of Sweden, came to the United States to work as a caretaker in 1978 and 14 years later won the Hambletonian as the trainer of Malabar Man.  "...
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Frenchfrysnvinegar, Cedar Dove score

on 07/01/2012 2:00 AM
Frenchfrysnvinegar and Cedar Dove, who both captured divisions in the first leg of the Miss Versatility Series at Mohawk on May 20, returned to victory lane on Sunday evening at the Campbellville oval in the second round of the series.   Frenchfrysnvinegar, driven by Jody Jamieson, went gate-to-wire in the opening $30,000 division, stopping the timer in 1:53.4. Last year's O'Brien A...
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Scioto to race Saturday despite storm

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs will race its Saturday program despite a storm that swept through central Ohio on Friday evening. "We’re racing at 6:30 p.m., as scheduled,” says Stacy Cahill, track general manager. "We lost power and had almost all our barn roofs ripped off. I want to thank the entire team here at Scioto who persevered and overcame this storm, which was truly of epic proportions.” ...
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Ron Burke: "Lou trained well" at Meadowlands

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke had the 3-year-old colt pacer Sweet Lou out on the track at the Meadowlands Saturday morning and afterward he tweeted: "Lou trained well still tinkering with equipment." Railbirds at the Big M for the training mile told harnessracing.com that stopwatches clocked Sweet Lou's mile unofficially at 1:49.3.   With the $800,000 Meadowlands Pace eliminations one week away...
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Sir Melo’s Z Tam wins again in the Excelsior

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt pacer earned his third victory in four Excelsior starts this season by winning his $12,600 division by a quarter-length over Ideal Griff in 1:54.3 Saturday afternoon at Historic Track. Driven, trained and co-owned by Patrick Lachance, Sir Melo’s Z Tam has won four of 15 career races and earned $82,196. "I was shooting for a (New York) sire stakes horse, not an E...
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3-year-old Reynolds divisions raced at Big M

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Moonlit Dragon got up in the final strides to win the $50,552 W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Driven by Eric Carlson, Moonlit Dragon sat well off the pace and rallied stoutly in the stretch to collar Gottaseeaboutagirl by three-quarters of a length in 1:51.2. Blackjack Princess finished third after a duel with Notreadytoben...
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The Ladies Man repeats in Beat The Heat

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
The $30,000 second round of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series took place on Saturday evening at Mohawk. After finding the winner's circle in the $20,000 opening leg, The Ladies Man continued his best stride as he capitalized off a perfect pocket trip by driver Aaron Byron to score in 1:51.   All Tiger N (Luc Ouellette) left aggressively from post nine to lead his ten rivals past ...
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Revenue Agent stretches win streak to five

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Revenue Agent extended his win streak to five after a gate to wire effort in the co-featured $24,000 Open Trot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday over a very fast track. The evening played host to three sub-1:51 miles on the 13 race card.   Sparks were flying early as Joe Putnam sent the public's second choice out of the gate alertly but quickly yielded the lead to...
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Do It All Man upsets in FSBOA division

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt and gelding trot division of the 2012 Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) continued to produce upsets as a highlight of the Saturday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   In the $6,017 second leg of the FSBOA Sunshine State Stakes, favorites Trents Ringer and It's Very Possible made early miscues to eliminate them...
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Don't Know Chip scores in Tioga Open

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Don't Know Chip and Corey Braden captured Tioga Downs' $16,500 Open Trot on Saturday night.   The duo got away fourth as Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) hustled the field to the quarter in :27.3. As the field raced past the half-mile mark in :58.1, Braden moved Don't Know Chip first-up to contend head to head with Aruba Vacation by three quarters in 1:26.1. Around the fin...
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Another record-setting night at Pocono

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs's inaugural Sun Stakes Saturday had a bit of everything for harness racing fans. The favorites delivering world records were American Jewel in the $250,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old pacing fillies and Betterthancheddar in the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace, which was held at Pocono for the first time. A Rocknroll Dance filled the longshot's role, winning th...
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Deja vu for Sapphire City at Yonkers

on 06/30/2012 2:00 AM
Sapphire City (Brent Holland) duplicated last week's down-the-road effort Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position two--again--Sapphire City stepped around Hypnotist (Cat Manzi), then pocketed Jerry's Brown Gold (Pat Lachance). There was no room at the inn early for 3-10 choice for Real Nice (Jason Bartlett), who found himsel...
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To Dream On romps by 11 in Simpson 2FT

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
To Dream On was ultra-impressive in her career debut, romping to a 1:55.3 score in the first of three $10,588 John Simpson Memorial divisions for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven and trained by Jimmy Takter, the daughter of Credit Winner-Satin Pillows overshadowed her competitors by 11 lengths. Her clocking was just three-fifths&nb...
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The Bruzilian Blur upsets at Maywood

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
The first stake of the 2012 Maywood Park stakes season for Illinois conceived and foaled 2 year olds was contested on Thursday night as a field of seven state-bred pacing fillies squared off in the $12,000 Juxtaposition Stake. After finishing in the bridesmaid role in her last start at Balmoral Park, David Ginter's The Bruzilian Blur turned the tables on the previously undefeated Dune In R...
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Scioto cancels Friday due to heat

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs has canceled its Friday racing program because of the extreme heat and humidity that continues to envelope central Ohio. Scioto also canceled Thursday's program due to similar circumstances.   The health and safety of the horses and people are of paramount importance.   Racing is slated to resume on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. (with files from Scioto D...
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Thinking Out Loud wins Mohawk qualifier

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Thinking Out Loud made his first appearance Friday morning since winning the $1.5 million race June 16, scoring a 1:52.2 victory in a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack. Stablemate Dapper Dude, third in the NA Cup, finished fourth in also his first start since the rich race.   Trained by Bob McIntosh, Thinking Out Loud was driven by regular pilot Randy ...
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