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Burke 2YOs win NJ Futurity divisions

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Avenue Hanover captured the $45,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old pacers and a Ron Burke-trained duo swept a pair of 2-year-old divisions on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Freehold Raceway.   Yannick Gingras handled the driving assignments for both Burke trainees as 21-1 Mortal Zin, by Rocknroll Hanover, won the $28,000 New Jersey Futurity in the first race and his stablemate, betting ...
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MOMM trying for 2 Breeders Crown titles

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
After capturing the Kentucky Futurity in two heats at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky on Oct. 2, Manofmanymissions appears to be in top form heading into the Breeders Crown on October 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.   The son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Vanquish will look to capture his second $600,000 Breeders Crown after stopping the clock in 1:53.2 as a freshman last season. The bay has made 8 ...
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Stonebridge Tonic scores in Yonkers feature

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Tonic (Dan Dube)--a horse who doesn't need a course--maintained the form spree Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position No. 6, Stonebridge Tonic worked around Power of a Moment (Brent Holland) before a ::26.3 opening quarter-mile. He then rated a 29-second half (:55.3) before reformed claimer—and tepid 2-1 choice--Jacked Up...
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Miller wins Pennsylvania Driving Challenge

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Brett Miller outperformed eight other outstanding drivers in the East Meets West Pennsylvania Driving Challenge on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The challenge pitted the finest drivers from Pocono against the best from The Meadows, with $50,000 in bonuses on the line for the participants.   Miller, who won three of the nine races included in the challenge, took the points l...
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Stallion Stakes, awards highlight Pompano card

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
The Saturday, October 15 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park was the first night of major league speed in the new meet and it was accompanied by winner's circle ceremonies to honor the top trainer and driver from last season in South Florida.   Director Of Racing Operations John Yinger made the commemorative trophy presentations to Peter Pellegrino and Wally Hennessey.   "...
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Camaes Fellow shocks in Gold Final in 1:53

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Camaes Fellow pulled off a 14-1 shocker in the $170,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for sophomore pacing colts and geldings Saturday night, October 15 at Woodbine Racetrack. The Tony O’Sullivan trained-Camaes Fellow (Doug McNair) was the quickest off the gate, but the heavy favourite, Prodigal Seelster (Scott Zeron), and Mystician (Jody Jamieson), who was second choice, were on the long...
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Daylon Magician defeated at Woodbine

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Delcrest Julian was the one pulling a rabbit out of the hat Saturday night, October 15 when he defeated divisional leader Daylon Magician in the $170,000 Ontario Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack.   With Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the Rick Zeron pupil prevented Daylon Magician from extending his win streak to eight.   Canadian Trotti...
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Zeron scores with OSS fillies

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Scott Zeron made the most of his journey to Woodbine Racetrack Thursday evening as he captured a pair of OSS Gold finals. Zeron guided Modern Connection and Miss Paris to victory in their respective divisions.The David Menary-trained Modern Connection converted off a pocket trip to track down heavily-favored Monkey On My Wheel in the final strides to capture the $170,000 OSS Gold final for ...
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Brennan wins eight Thursday

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
George Brennan, whose miles (or miles-and-one-sixteenth) frequently conclude in Yonkers Raceway's winner's circle, found that venue eight times during Thursday night's windy, rainy, foggy 13-race program.The Raceway's leading driver wasted no time, winning the first four races. First up was Braeside Derby N ($4.60), who took the $10,000, pacing opener in 2:02.4 for the mile-and-one-sixteenth. Bren...
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Ocean's Motion surges to Vernon win

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Ocean’s Motion went from last to first before recording a 1:51.3 victory in Thursday night’s $10,000 featured first race at Vernon Downs.Competing against five quick-footed foes in the week’s Open contest for female pacers, Ocean’s Motion ($4.10) was last at the quarter, fifth at the half and fourth entering the final two furlongs.  The 4-year-old daughter of Camotion-CR Charisma powe...
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Perretti Farms property does not sell

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Star Ledger is reporting that the 310-acre farm of preserved land in the heart of New Jersey’s horse country did not sell at auction on Wednesday, Oct 12 because the highest bid — $1.5 million — was not as much as the owners had anticipated.Eight bidders showed up to the site in North Hanover, which is owned by the state’s largest and most prestigious standardbred breeder and racing st...
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Justice Hall colt tops Hoosier Classic first day

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Caper Hall, a Justice Hall brother to Canadian Trotting Classic runner-up Whatever It Takes, topped the first session of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale Thursday afternoon, October 13. Serving as agent, Pond-A-Acres consigned the colt, purchased for $57,000 by The Kales Company LLC. A total of 197 yearlings were sold Thursday, averaging $7,199.   Sand Burner, a brother to Indiana Sires St...
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75 years ago, Greyhound equaled own mark

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Keeneland racetrack by publishing pages that originally appeared on Keeneland's opening day, Oct. 14, 1936. The front page of the paper that day also included the headline "Equals Own Record Against Time" over a photo of the champion gray trotter Greyhound.   Greyhound trotted in 1:57 1/4 on the morning of Oct. 14,...
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See You At Peelers wins qualifier in 1:54.1

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers returned to the racetrack Friday (Oct. 14), winning a qualifier in 1:54.1 at Freehold Raceway, and trainer Jimmy Takter is optimistic the star 3-year-old filly pacer could race again soon.See You At Peelers, who won the first 22 races of her career, was scratched from a New York Sire Stakes race on Sept. 19 at Yonkers Raceway because of a virus that causes heart and lung issues....
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Second leg of Delaware Fund events Oct. 16

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The second leg of the DSBF (Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund) stakes for trotters will get underway Sunday, Oct.16, at Harrington Raceway. Two divisions of fillies and two for colt and gelding trotters, all going for a purse of $20,000, will help determine who makes their respective $100,000 finals on Oct. 24, when all DE-sired 2-year-olds, pacers and trotters will compete.   The fi...
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Quick Deal takes another Green Acres final

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Quick Deal, in a repeat performance from his 2-year-old season last year, won the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings today at Freehold Raceway.   With Jim Meittinis driving, the gelded son of Revenue led from start to finish, hitting the wire in 1:57.4.  Quick Deal had won the NJSS Green Acres final for freshman trotter...
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Market Share; All In The Muscles win Futurity finals

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Market Share extended his unbeaten streak to five and the filly All In The Muscles beat the boys in their respective $25,000 division of the New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old trotters on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Freehold Raceway.Market Share, a son of Revenue, coasted to a seven and a half length victory, wire-to-wire, in the second division, the sixth race, with Jeff Gregory at the lines of...
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$55,000 top price 2nd day at Hoosier Classic

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The second day of the Hoosier Classic yearling auction Friday featured the sale of a filly  by trotting sire Here Comes Herbie for $55,000. Sawgrass Farms of Illinois bought the filly consigned by Luckiana Farm of Goshen, Ind.   The filly's dams is the Schimitar-sired Allie Jean 4, 1:57.3, whose first and only other foal is the Indiana winner Hardrock Kid 3, 1:58.3.   Several ot...
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SBOANJ re-elects Luchento president

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey’s Board of Directors re-elected Tom Luchento as president and reorganized after its annual membership meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Freehold Raceway.   The meeting was held in conjunction with the USTA’s District 12 meeting.   Luchento’s slate of officers remained unchanged with Ed Razzetti as first vice ...
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Billmar Scooter, Grain Of Truth win at Yonkers

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Billmar Scooter (Yannick Gingras) finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 6, Billmar Scooter stepped around 1-2 choice On the Glass (George Brennan) before a 27-second opening quarter mile. After a :56.3 half, 80-1 rank outsider Witch is Bettor (Jordan Stratton) came to visit fi...
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