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Here's My Ticket leads DSBF filly winners

on 06/05/2012 2:00 AM
For the third straight night at Harrington Raceway, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) horses headlined the program, as this time the 3-year-old pacing fillies were in action in three $20,000 eliminations. However, driver Ross Wolfenden stole the sophomore pacers thunder by winning eight races on the Harrington program, a track record for a 13-race card. One of Wolfenden’s wins ca...
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Radar Contact Wins Feature Pace at Pocono

on 06/05/2012 2:00 AM
Radar Contact rallied in the final strides for a thrilling victory in Tuesday night’s featured pace for mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, which was a condition for mares who are non-winners of $25,000 lifetime, carried the night’s top purse of $25,000. Radar Contact, a 4-year-old mare from the Noel Daley barn, left from the #5 post in a field of seven at odds of 6-1 and sa...
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Delaware Breeders Fund action at Harrington

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions of 3-year-old trotters went postward in $20,000 elimination legs Sunday at Harrington Raceway.   Nanticoke Racing and Ross Wolfenden's Windshield (Wolfenden, 2:00.4) was the fastest of the colt divisions, which were held as non-wagering events. The 3-year-old Political Briefing was two length winner over I'm So Striking and Drew's ...
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Big Rigs 1:52.4 winner at Pocono

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Big Rigs powered home for a come-from-behind victory in the stretch in the featured trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, highlighting the season's first Sunday night card at the track. The feature, a condition trot for non-winners of $25,000 lifetime, carried the night's top purse of $25,000. Leaving from post position three in a field of nine as the 2-5 favorite, Big Rigs, a four-year-old s...
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Eighthundrdolarbill fastest in NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon racing kicked off at Buffalo Raceway with three divisions of New York Sire Stakes sophomore filly pacers on Sunday. Eighthundrdolarbill, Major Look, and Another Hanover each took their respective divisions. With her victory, Eighthundrdolarbill remained undefeated in six starts at six different tracks. In the closest race of the day, the Art Major filly Another Hanover won by a ...
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Gural bans Brennan after driver's comments

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has confirmed that he has banned driver George Brennan from competing at his tracks following Brennan's comments to The New York Times about the suspension of trainer Lou Pena.   Gural told Derek Giwner of the Daily Racing Form that he took the action because "Perception is important. I took it as George was saying that winning was the only thing that ma...
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Monticello looking for "Jr." drivers for Father's Day tribute

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Fern Paquet Jr. is the latest addition to Monticello Raceway's "Junior Free For All," a tribute to fathers one day after the National Holiday.   Slated for Monday, June 18, Monticello will have the special race to honor fathers, especially the ones whose sons have become harness drivers and who carry their dad's name with a Jr. (junior) added at the end.   Paquet Jr. joins a s...
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NY Rangers star Del Zotto to draw NA Cup posts

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Michael Del Zotto, star defenseman for the New York Rangers, will be the special celebrity drawmaster for this year's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup. Del Zotto will be on hand to assist with the noon draw, set for Tuesday, June 12, at Mohawk, with the race set for Saturday, June 16.   A native of Stouffville, Ont., Del Zotto began his junior hockey career with the Oshawa Genera...
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Statement from Gural on Meadowlands

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
The following is a statement from New Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural. It includes information regarding business and also addresses the Lou Pena case.   "I thought I would update everyone on the status of the Meadowlands and our efforts to build a new grandstand on the opposite side of the track. Fortunately, most of the news is positive. On Saturday our on-track attendance exceeded 4,00...
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Break The Bank K 1:54.2 winner at Meadows

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Break The Bank K needed a pair of moves to make the front, but he had enough in his account to capture Monday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Break The Bank K won the 2010 Breeders Crown at age three but missed all of last year with injuries. He's rounding into top form now with three wins in his last five starts, including the Earl Rowe Silver Division at Georgian Dow...
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Flying Instructor leads Delaware Breeders winners

on 06/04/2012 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward Monday as part of a 13-race program at Harrington Raceway. Legacy Racing of Delaware, Nanticoke Racing, Niel Gargiulo and Louie Paglieriani's Flying Instructor ($2.10, Corey Callahan) was the fastest winner with a 1:53.2 dominating win. The popular 1-to-9 favorit...
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2 divisions for Tuesday's Currier & Ives

on 06/03/2012 2:00 AM
Since 1975, the Currier & Ives at The Meadows has been an important early-season test for aspiring 3-year-old trotters. Six of those young trotters realized their dreams big time, winning both the Currier & Ives and the Hambletonian: Steve Lobell (1976), Green Speed (1977), Burgomeister (1980), Giant Victory (1991), American Winner (1993), Vivid Photo (2005). On Tuesday (June 5), 18 colt...
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Bettor's Reward wins Tioga Open Pace

on 06/03/2012 2:00 AM
Bettor's Reward did just what his name indicates and sent his backers home happy in today's featured Open Pace.   Sent off as the $1.80 second choice, Mike Simons allowed the early action to unfold in front of him while taking a seat fourth along the rail with Bettor's Reward. Fox Valley Tribal and driver Fern Paquet, Jr. cut the early fractions of :26.4 and :55.3. Along the way to ...
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Archangel erases Dewey's Vernon mark

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
Archangel stole the show in Friday night's Empire Breeders Classic elimination races at Vernon Downs, establishing a 1:53.4 track record for 3-year-old colt trotters.   Jim Morrill Jr. drove in the $12,500 event, the second elimination for New York-bred male members of the diagonal gait, as Archangel ($5.30) closed from fourth in the final quarter (personally timed in :27) to defeat ...
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Dewey, SBSW have winners at Meadowlands

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old racing season is now underway with the first baby races of the season at the Meadowlands Saturday morning. Members of the first crops of Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere had winners on the program, as did sires Crazed, Muscles Yankee, and American Ideal, whose three winners included a full brother to American Jewel.   The filly Caneel Hall (Deweycheatumnh...
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Time To Roll edges A Rocknroll Dance by a nose

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
Colts trained by Jimmy Takter won two of the four New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-olds contested on Saturday night (June 2) at the Meadowlands. Takter's winners were the trotter Little Brown Fox and the pacer Time To Roll. The other NJSS finals went to Sarandon Blue Chip (3-year-old filly pace) and Personal Style (3-year-old filly trot).   Personal Style, a daughter of Ya...
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Pet Rock rallies for 1:51 Rooney victory

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
Pet Rock used a pocket trip and the Yonkers passing lane to rally for a victory in the $306,204 Art Rooney Pace Saturday night (June 2). Driven by Brian Sears, Pet Rock defeated Bolt The Duer in 1:51, a stakes record time. Virgil Morgan Jr. trains the colt sired by Rocknroll Hanover for owner Frank Bellino of Rock N Roll Heaven fame.   "Warming him up tonight I was a little con...
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Rockincam upsets Golden Receiver in Dan Patch

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
Rockincam and driver Pete Wrenn used a valiant stretch drive to overtake a field of nine opponents in the 19th installment of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace on Saturday (June 2) at Hoosier Park. Steve Farrell's 5-year-old horse stopped the timer in 1:51.1 for his fourth win in six starts in 2012.   Starting from post nine in the nine horse lineup, Rockincam was u...
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Michaels Power now 4 for 4, headed to NA Cup

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
With his win in a Somebeachsomewhere division, Michaels Power (pictured) is now four-for-four this year. Two $100,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions were held Saturday night at Mohawk. The Ontario-sired Secretsoftheknight (1:52) and Michaels Power (1:51.1) won their respective divisions of the key prep race for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, which is slated ...
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Diamond Stick Pin beats Melvyn at Vernon

on 06/02/2012 2:00 AM
Diamond Stick Pin re-established himself as pacing King-of-the-Hill following his narrow victory over newcomer Melvyn in Saturday night's $9,500 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.   Two-time defending Downs driving champ Jimmy Whittemore did the teaming for trainer Jessica Okusko in the week's Open contest as Diamond Stick Pin ($5.70) drafted immediately behind the pace-setting Po...
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