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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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Date changes to Mohawk stakes schedule

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to inform horsepeople and racing fans of amendments to Mohawk's stakes schedule.   Any stakes that were originally slated for Tuesdays, before WEG shifted to a four-day-a-week schedule, will now be contested on Thursdays of the same week.   The following stakes affected are: Summertime Series (first leg) moves from July 10 to July...
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Sunday guaranteed Pick 4s at Tioga

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association's strategic wagering program will offer a $5,000 guaranteed Pick 4 each Sunday in July (July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29). The Pick 4 will be offered on the last four races of the day on each Sunday afternoon racing program (Post time 1:30 p.m.).   "We worked with the USTA for the Bettor's Delight and Artiscape events t...
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T.C. Lane named interim Registrar for USTA

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
T.C. Lane has been appointed Interim Registrar for the United States Trotting Association, replacing Janet Terhune, who recently resigned to take the position of director of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. The Registrar oversees applications for registration of new foals, as well as transfers, name changes, export documents and a variety of direct services to members. Lane mo...
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NY stops drug testing of claimed horses

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners of New York (SOA) has issued a press release to advise that New York will no longer be conducting post-race drug testing of claimed horses because of the expense. The SOA statement said through June 28, 273 claims had been entered, an average of 2.5 a card, for a total of $6.3 million. The SOA press release follows:   When bread and butter horsemen ...
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Meadowlands Pick 4 provides value to bettors

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
The best bet in harness racing has been even better for Meadowlands bettors in the month of June. The Meadowlands Pick 4 on Saturdays normally comes with a $75,000 guaranteed pool total. But for the last two Saturdays in June, wagering in the Pick 4 has fallen short of the $75,000 guaranteed amount, resulting in extra money being added to the Pick 4 pools.   On Saturday, June 16, $6...
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A sweet win for Don't Sugar Me at Hoosier

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
Don't Sugar Me recorded her first open-level win in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday with trainer-driver Terry Cullipher at the lines. In gate-to-wire fashion, the 4-year-old mare equaled her lifetime best with a 1:53.1 performance.   Leaving from post five, Cullipher sent Don't Sugar Me to the front as the gate fold...
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Higher And Higher scores at Tioga

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
Higher And Higher made her first appearance back at Tioga Downs on Friday night since her sixth-place finish in this year's Artiscape Pace on June 10.   Trainer, driver, and co-owner Daryl Bier got Higher And Higher away fifth from post position number seven as the field passed the quarter in :27. All Spirit (Jim Marohn Jr.) quickly shuffled from fourth as the fielded headed by...
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Lems holds onto slight lead in Vernon standings

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
Leading drivers Chris Lems, Rick Plano and Jimmy Whittemore all benefited from successful showings during Friday night's 10-race program at Vernon Downs.   Lems led the way with the trotters Royalty For Life (1:58.4) and Danijill (1:57) in events one and three, respectively, while posting his sixth two-win outing at the 27-program meeting. Defending champ Whittemore and Plano, last ...
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A landmark day for Schnittker at Goshen

on 06/29/2012 2:00 AM
It was only the first start of Thirty Two Red's career, but trainer-driver Ray Schnittker liked what he saw.   Thirty Two Red won a $7,235 division of the Landmark Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at Historic Track by 5 1/2 lengths over Story Book in a track-record 1:56.3 on Friday afternoon. The time shaved a full second off the previous record for a 2-year-old male pacer, wh...
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