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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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Doping guru Catlin speaks at WTC

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Delegates to the 22nd World Trotting Conference, which convened in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, turned their attention to integrity and regulation.   International cooperation was discussed by Dr. Don Catlin, founder and chief executive of Advanced Doping Research, one of the world’s leading authorities on blood doping, who serves both the Olympic and racing communities. Catl...
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Jones hoping it's "Martini" time in Oaks

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Dustin Jones is hoping he can shake things up when Martiniontherocks lines up behind the gate for the 85th edition of the Hambletonian Oaks this Saturday at The Meadowlands.   The trotting miss has always impressed her conditioner, right from day one. When Jones traveled to a handful of farms looking at yearlings in the fall of 2009, the daughter of Conway Hall-Inspired Society caug...
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All NY harness races to be simulcast at NYRA

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John D. Sabini announced Friday that the Board approved simulcasting of New York-based harness races at the three Thoroughbred tracks operated by The New York Racing Association.   Beginning Friday, fans who wish to watch and wager on races at Batavia Downs, Monticello Raceway, Saratoga Harness, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Yonke...
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Countess Adios in the books at big M

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
In the first of two divisions of the $58,705 Countess Adios for 2-year-old pacing fillies at the Meadowlands on Friday, August 5, American Jewel sparkled with a virtual wire-to-wire in a career-best 1:51 win with Tim Tetrick in the bike for owners Brittany Farms and trainer Jimmy Takter. The American Ideal filly is now a perfect three-for-three in her career. There was a dead heat for place betwee...
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Beatgoesonhanover, Pantholops win Duennas

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Beatgoesonhanover, an Andover Hall sophomore daughter of world record-holder Beat The Wheel was an easy winner in the first of two $30,000 Duenna divisions at the Meadowlands on n Friday night. Dave Miller was in the bike for owner Nevan Botica and trainer Nifty Norman. The Andover filly  had things all her way as she brushed to the lead past the half and drew off to a 1:54.4 win.In the secon...
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Jamieson wins 2nd World Championship

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson won two of the four races in the final round of the World Driving Championship, and thus put an exclamation point on the 25th edition of the tournament at Yonkers Raceway on Friday evening.   For Jamieson, it was the Canadian star’s second world title, having won his first in 2001 in Finland.   “That’s why we’re here -- for the love of harness racing,” Jamieso...
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Stakes records in PASS 2YO filly trot

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
On The Bright Side, a daughter of Cantab Hall-Passionate Glide,  set a 1:56 track record and Maven, by Glidemaster,  matched that record mark just a few races later on a scorching Friday night of racing action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The records came during Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Pocono, as four divisions, each carrying a purse of $56,134, were held for 2-year-ol...
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Guaranteed pools at tracks this weekend

on 08/05/2011 2:00 AM
It is a big weekend for the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering program, with multiple guarantees at Meadowlands Racetrack on Hambletonian Day and new opportunities at Batavia Downs and Lexington’s Red Mile.Free program pages, courtesy of TrackMaster, are available on the USTA’s handicapping page.   On Saturday (August 6) at the Meadowlands, a $150,000 Pick-4 will be offere...
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Pekoe Fashion in dramatic PASS win

on 08/04/2011 2:00 AM
Seemingly racing for a minor check when his first-over bid failed, Pekoe Fashion found himself the improbable winner of a Pennsylvania Sires Stake division Wednesday at The Meadows when all three of the horses in front of him got in late trouble. The $224,634 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Florida Pro, was conducted over three divisions, with Go Tapaigh and Storm...
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Trotting fillies in Stallion Series at Pocono

on 08/04/2011 2:00 AM
Can’t Be Seduced and Keystone Tempo shared honors as the fastest winners among seven divisions of Stallion Series action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the seven races for 2-year-old trotting fillies carried a purse of $20,000.Can’t Be Seduced, trained and driven by Trond Smedshammer, and Keystone Tempo, driven by Tony Schadel for trainer Linda Schadel, each won a S...
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Trotting freshmen shine at Balmoral

on 08/04/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters took center stage on Wednesday night as a pair of stakes events for diagonally gaited two-year-olds shared top billing on the Wednesday night program. Colts and geldings were featured in the first event of the night as a field of nine met in the $53,500 Plesac Stake. As is usually the case with these lightly raced young trotters it’s survival of the fi...
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Lakomy hoping third time a Hambo charm

on 08/04/2011 2:00 AM
Although Manofmanymissions has won seven of 11 starts and $567,400 in purse earnings, Kevin Lakomy, one of the colt trotter’s owners, has yet to see him race in person. That will all change on Saturday afternoon as the 42-year-old Lakomy and seven other members of his family, including his 92-year-old grandfather, his mother-in-law (who is driving north from Florida), and his father, Dennis, al...
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Tetrick 4, Art Major 4 in NYSS 2FP action

on 08/04/2011 2:00 AM
Five divisions of 2-year-old New York Sire Stakes pacing fillies, worth over $24,000 each, and the first-ever appearance by "The Bionic Man," Tim Tetrick, highlighted a soggy night at Batavia Downs Casino.   Tetrick, currently North America's leading reinsman, notched six wins in the afternoon at Harrah's Chester and then flew into Batavia where he won five times, including four New York Si...
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Next Flight In soars to Indy Downs mark

on 08/04/2011 2:00 AM
Getting his first taste of Indiana Sires Stakes competition, Next Flight In equaled the Indiana Downs track record for two-year-old pacing colts Wednesday, August 3, winning his $40,000 division with a 1:52.1 performance. He was one of four Panspacificflight freshmen to win opening round ISS legs, with a total of seven splits carded.   Entering the event a perfect four-for-four this season,...
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