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Hennessey closes Pompano with 3 FSBOA wins

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park rounded out the 2010-11 racing season Saturday night with the care featuring four pacing finals of the July segment of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Sunshine State Stakes, all for $10,000 purses.   In the 2-year-old colt and gelding pace division, Diamond Cowboy earned a life's mark of 1:54.3 with Wally Hennesse...
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Aruba Vacation just misses Tioga record

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Aruba Vacation has been stabled at Tioga Downs since he began training for Guy Howard in his 2-year-old season and has been a force to reckon with on his home turf. On Saturday night, the 4-year old son of Dream Vacation-Dixie Hit notched his first win of the 2011 season at Tioga Downs in the $18,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving aggressively from post position number two, driver Fern ...
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Flight Elal leads trio of ISS winners

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Flight Elal extended his record to six wins in seven seasonal starts Saturday, July 30 in the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition for sophomore pacing colts held at Indiana Downs. The Panspacificflight homebred, driven by Peter Wrenn, won his $40,000 division in 1:53. Straight Dancer and Demanding Force picked up victories in the other two splits.   Selected as the heavy favorit...
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Southland Festival highlights Balmoral Saturday card

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled pacers were the focus of attention on Saturday night as six big stake races with almost $350,000 in purses headlined the Southland Festival of Racing at Balmoral Park. Kicking off the action were 2-year-old pacing fillies as a full field of 10 squared off in the $57,500 Loyal Opposition Stake.    Fresh off a win over conditioned rivals here at Balmora...
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Lou Pena barred at Yonkers Raceway

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Lou Pena has told harnesslink.com that as of Aug. 4 he will be no longer permitted to race his horses at Yonkers Raceway, a track where he dominates the standings. Second in the North America standings in wins (435) and earnings ($5.8 million), Pena said he was told by Yonkers Raceway Steve Starr that the decision to bar him "was in the best interest of harness racing."   “I ...
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Jamieson leads in World Driving tourney

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson of Canada won the second of four races on his way to the lead after the opening leg of the $55,000 World Driving Championship on Sunday (July 31) at Harrah’s Chester, but he has only a scant 20 point lead on the lowest-placed driver.   The United States representative, Corey Callahan, brought the locals to their feet in the opening division by scoring a 1:52.1 victory with S...
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Campbell turns to Campbell in Hambo final

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
The stage is set for Opening Night and its original lead is back at the helm for a possible encore. John Campbell, who was unsuccessful in his bid to reach the Hambletonian with Live Jazz, will drive Opening Night in Saturday's $1.5 million final.    Opening Night finished fourth in Saturday's second Hambletonian elimination, flying down the stretch with a :28.2 final quarter to advanc...
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Heston Blue Chip impressive in NYSS

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted five divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Sunday afternoon. Two of the most impressive colts up until this point drew in against one another in the fifth and final division with Lawgiver Hanover (George Brennan) drawing the rail, and Heston Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick) post position six.   In the showdown everyone was waiting for both col...
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Crossthreaded's big effort takes Ohio Breeders

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Kayne Kauffman swung Crossthreaded three wide with a quarter mile remaining in the $16,500 Ohio Breeders Stakes and the filly paced on to a hard-won 1:53.4 victory at Scioto Downs on Sunday afternoon.   It was her second win in eight starts this season and the time was a new lifetime mark for the daughter of Towner’s Big Guy.   “We’ve kind of been waiting on her this yea...
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Pa-sired Malinka sets Arden Downs record

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Malinka, who started her career in the lower level of Pennsylvania’s Sire Stakes program, earned herself an upgrade Friday at The Meadows by pacing to a stake record 1:52.3 in a $120,000 Grand Circuit event.   The Arden Downs stake for 2-year-old fillies, named for Pennsylvania’s former lieutenant governor, the late Catherine Baker Knoll, was contested over six divisions, with Darena Ha...
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Roydon, Bluebird Elian take ISS legs at Indy Downs

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Favorite Roydon and second choice Bluebird Elian won their respective Indiana Sires Stakes divisions Friday, July 29 at Indiana Downs. The two $40,000 divisions were the first of four preliminary rounds for sophomore colt trotters. The contests highlighted a program that featured several events for Indiana-sired horses.   Roydon and driver Rick Farrington used a pocket trip to their advanta...
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Alsace Hanover wins Adios in 1:48.3

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Alsace Hanover scored a 1:48.3 victory in the $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios for 3-year-old male pacers Saturday afternoon at The Meadows, giving driver Ron Pierce his third win in the famed Pace for the Orchids at the Pennsylvania racetrack. Pierce won his first Adios in 2004 with Timesareachanging and then came right back in 2005 to win with Village Jolt.   Sent off the 6-5 favorite in the ...
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I Fought Dalaw, Sweet Lou fastest in Arden Downs

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Nobody has yet been able to successfully fight I Fought Dalaw, as the son of Western Ideal equaled the track and season’s record of 1:52 in one of six $20,000 divisions of the Arden Downs Pace for baby colts and geldings to remain undefeated in four lifetime starts. Already the fastest 2 year old overall in 2011 after his 1:50.4 win in the NJSS, I Fought Dalaw was moved to command near the half ...
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Foxy Lady takes Adioo Volo speed-badge honors

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Foxy Lady put away the field with a swift third quarter and went on to capture a division of Saturday’s $181,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo at The Meadows. Whats New Pussycat rallied late to take the other division of the Grand Circuit pace for 3-year-old fillies.   The race, sub-feature of the Delvin Miller Adios final card, is named for the late Quinton Patterson, longtime grandstand ...
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Ouellette sweeps Oaks eliminations

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Four-time Meadowlands driving champ Luc Ouellette returned to the New Jersey track on Saturday night and swept the two eliminations for the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks. Ouellette drove Crys Dream to a victory in the first elim and took the second with Iron Lady. Both fillies are partly owned by French horseman Jean-Pierre Dubois (Reve Avec Moi Dreamwithme).   Crys Dream was raced off the pac...
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Broad Bahn, Manofmanymissions win elims

on 07/30/2011 2:00 AM
Broad Bahn used an early-to-the-lead strategy to win his Hambletonian elimination while Manofmanymissions captured the second elim with a steady grind from off-the-pace down the homestretch in action on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Broad Bahn's winning time was 1:53 while Manofmanymissions scored in 1:52.4.   After a recall caused by driver Mike Lachance coming to ...
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See You At Peelers turns 21 in NYSS

on 07/29/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers stretched her career unbeaten streak to 21 with a 1:52.2 victory in a $46,826 New York Sire Stakes division for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday night at Yonkers Raceway. Driven by Marcus Johansson, the daughter of Bettor's Delight led through fractions of :28.2, :57.1 and 1:25.1 before crossing the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of runner-up Tea Party Princess and driver Brian Sears....
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MM's Lioness sets stake mark at The Meadows

on 07/29/2011 2:00 AM
MM's Lioness, who missed her freshman season due to an infection, began to make up for lost time Thursday at The Meadows when she captured a division of an $89,034 Arden Downs event for sophomore trotting fillies in a stake-record 1:55.4.The Grand Circuit stake, known as the Ned McCarr, was contested over three divisions, with Backstreet Hanover and Sephora De Vie taking the other splits. Grand Ci...
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More Maryland Sire Stakes summer finals at Ocean Downs

on 07/29/2011 2:00 AM
On Thursday, July 28, Ocean Downs hosted four Maryland Sire Stake Summer Finals for 3year olds, each with a purse of $25,000 on Thursday July 28.The 3-year old filly pacers started the evening off with a non-wagering event. O’What A Stunner repeated last week’s preliminary performance, coming from third at the half and stopping the timer at 1:56.3 for driver Corey Callahan and owner  and ...
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Bar Nancy, Jazzi Jo score upsets at Indy Downs

on 07/29/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs hosted the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition for sophomore filly trotters Thursday, July 28. Two $40,000 preliminary legs were offered, with the favorite in each contest suffering defeat. Bar Nancy earned a 1:56.4 victory in the first division, while Jazzi Jo claimed a 1:57.1 score.   Finishing fifth in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final at Hoosier Park, B...
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