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Favorites reign in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Favorites carried the day in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old colt trotters Friday, August 5 at Indiana Downs. Led by Trottin Tiger, a 1:58.2 winner, favorites claimed three of four $40,000 divisions.   One week after setting a national season’s mark, Trottin Tiger and Sam Widger returned to the winner’s circle Friday for their second seasonal win. Start...
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Shadyshark Hanover shatters Holmes record

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
With driver Jim Morill Jr. at the helm, Shadyshark Hanover demolished both the Oliver Wendell Holmes ($102,750) record in pacing the fastest mile ever and  the fastest mile by a 3-year-old pacer at the Meadowlands as he ricocheted off cover to win in 1:47.4. Hugadragon was second and Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe was third."They were mixing it up in 1:19 and I got picked up enough liv...
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Check Me Out cruises in Merrie Annabelle

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
With a powerful first over brush, the undefeated in six starts Check me Out, driven by Tim Tetrick and owned by Ray Schnittker and Charles Iannazzo, set a new stakes record in the $333,200 Merrie Annabelle for 2-year-old trotting fillies, winning by open lengths in 1:54.2 at the Meadowlands on Saturday. Love Walked in was second and Miss Paris was third."She's a very special filly. She's very smar...
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Weingartner wins Haughton

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Weingartner, named for Harness Racing's Communications Ace Ken Weingartner, was the upset winner in 1:55.2 in the $400,000 Peter Haughton Memorial at the Meadownds on Saturday. Johnny Takter was in the bike for brother Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical and Louie Camara as the son of Donato Hanover, who was originally an also eligible to the race with just one...
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We Will See captures US Pacing Championship

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
We Will See (and driver Ron Pierce) easily strode to victory in the $174,250 first division of the US Pacing Championship in 1:47.2 on Saturday (August 6) at Meadowlands Racetrack. Aracache Hanover (Doug McNair) set the early fractions of :26.4 and :54 to the half, with We Will See pacing along behind him to the 1:20.2 three-quarters.At the top of the stretch, Pierce tipped out of the pocket behin...
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Bold And Fresh shocks field in Oaks upset

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
In a surprising rout, Bold and Fresh and driver George Brennan pulled off a longshot at odds of 24-1 win in 1:53.1 in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks for sophomore trotting fillies on Saturday Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands.It was the second Hambletonian Oaks win for driver George Brennan and the first for trainer Doug Miller and owner Donald Bartling of Timonium, Md.Bold And Fresh sat well off the earl...
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Bold And Fresh shocks field in Oaks upset

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
In a surprising rout, Bold and Fresh and driver George Brennan pulled off a longshot at odds of 24-1 win in 1:53.1 in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks for sophomore trotting fillies on Saturday Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands.It was the second Hambletonian Oaks win for driver George Brennan and the first for trainer Doug Miller and owner Donald Bartling of Timonium, Md.Bold And Fresh sat well off the earl...
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Broad Bahn and Brennan win Hambo

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
As they predicted they would be, driver George Brennan and Broad Bahn were agressive from the word go, leaving strongly from the rail and never looking back, winning ths 86th $1.5 million Hambo, by open lengths in 1:53. fot the Noel Daley-trained, Leif Alber owned  colt.Broad Bahn is a three-year-old son of Broadway Hall from the Donerail mare Madonerail. Bred by Fair Winds Farm of New Jersey...
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San Pail rallies fast to win Nat Ray

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
San Pail charged through the lane to collar Arch Madness several strides before the wire and win the $300,000 Nat Ray Invitational in 1:50.4 on Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack. Lucky Jim was third. Driven by Randy Waples, San Pail was sent off at 2-1. Arch Madness was the even-money choice. Winning Mister went to the front from post nine and led to the quarter, reached in :27. He remaine...
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Yonkers hosts five NYSS divisions

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Another round of New York Sire Stakes took over Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, this one the $233,775 Armand Palatucci Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Five divisions did their thing over a "good" surface.   The evening's first wagering division went to a wrapped-up, odds-on Keenan (Jeff Gregory..$2.30). The Credit Winner gelding, from the pole, put up uncontested intervals of :28.4,...
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Vernon records for Lightning Prince, Ivanhoe Diamant

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Odd-distance track record performances by Lightning Prince and Ivanhoe Diamant, plus an Open pace victory by Forty Carrots were highlights of Saturday night’s 10-race card at Vernon Downs.   Competing on a “good” track in the first half-mile dash (The Dashtonian) in the track’s 58-year history, Lightning Prince ($17.00) paced to the front at the start and never looked back en route ...
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Rookie Mistake takes Tioga feature in 1:56.4

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Rookie Mistake and Ed Hensley took home Saturday night’s featured event in the $18,000 Open Handicap Trot. Starting from post position number four, Hensley backed Rookie Mistake off the gate and ducked in fifth as Howd That Feel and Aruba Vacation battled through an opening panel of 27.3. As the field passed the half mile mark of the race in 57.4, Hensley swung Rookie Mistake off the pylons to f...
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Bullseye for Gun Show in Buckeye State Pace

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Gun Show remained unbeaten in four lifetime starts by rocketing past his rivals in the final quarter to win the $53,300 Buckeye State Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday in 1:56.2.   Dan Noble drove for trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and owners Milton Leeman and Dustin Arledge.   Kyle Ater and Feelin Perfect left fastest and took the field to the quarter in :28.1 with American Friskie and Nob...
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Mystician beats ‘Prodigal’ by nose for Gold

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Mystician edged out Prodigal Seelster in a photo finish Saturday night in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for three-year-old pacers at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Jeff Gillis pupil captured his third victory in 10 starts this year while lowering his lifetime mark to 1:49.2.   Mystician (Jody Jamieson) took the sophomores to the opening quarter in :27. Sent off at 3-5, Twin...
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Seven Divisions of Joe Goldstein Trot at Yonkers

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
It was another round for the statebred 3-year-old fillies Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $255,913 Joe Goldstein Trot. A total of seven divisions--included three off the card--went at it.Julia's Way (Jeff Gregory, $9.60) was a perfect-trip, maiden-breaking winner ($36,759) in the evening first wagering NYSS event, Leaving from post position No. 2, she sat behind duelers Borrow and...
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Caviar For The Lady wins at The Meadows

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Stuck with post 9 in a tough field, Caviar Forthe Lady took matters into her own hands by bursting to the lead and permitting no serious challenges en route to a dominating victory in Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows. Caviar Forthe lady, a 5-year-old daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Croupier Lady, easily shrugged off the first-over bid by Victory Is Coming and sco...
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Jamieson takes the lead in WDC

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Canada's Jody Jamieson took the lead in the World Driving Championship with a hat trick of wins on Thursday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Jamieson steered Lady Andover ($4.60) to victory in the opener, the first of the night's four WDC races.  He also reined in Military Stratcom ($3.00) and Albion ($5.00) in legs three and four to pull ahead in the standings.  Jamieson now leads th...
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Eagle Hilarious wins at Vernon

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
The favorite Eagle Hilarious went from last to first before winning Thursday night’s $10,000 featured first race at Vernon Downs in 1:53.Leaving from the outside sixth spot against five quick-footed rivals in the week’s feature for female pacers, Eagle Hilarious ($5.20) advanced patiently from last at the quarter.  The 7-year-old mare was fifth entering the stretch and then closed rapidly...
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Cincinnati Kid fillies dominate ISS at Indy Downs

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs hosted the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies Thursday, August 4 with a quartet of $40,000 divisions. Cincinnati Kid freshmen dominated the events, winning three of the four contests. Cincinnati Star turned in the fastest split of the night, winning for driver Trace Tetrick in 2:00.   Starting from post three, Cincinnati Star and Tetrick ra...
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RMTC approves new Lasix policy recommendations

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors voted on Thursday, August 4, to support a requirement that furosemide (Lasix) only be administered on race day by regulatory veterinarians. Currently, rules regarding the administration of furesomide vary from state to state. The board also voted its support for the elimination of adjunct bleeder medications as well as enhanced...
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