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Meadowlands Pace featured on Tioga TV show

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga's “Inside Harness Racing” hit the road and travelled to the Meadowlands over the weekend to bring viewers extensive coverage of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace and the 20th straight win by super filly See You at Peelers.   Fans can see all the action on the newest episode of “Inside Harness Racing” that debuts tonight (Wednesday) at 6 pm on Time Warner Cable S...
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"Martini" time in Hambletonian Oaks?

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Martiniontherocks, last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot champion, is back racing and appears to be on track to start in the Hambletonian Oaks. Last Friday at Mohawk the Conway Hall filly finished second in a 1:54.4 mile after taking the lead at the half. That was her first start of the season.   "She raced good and she came out of the race good," tr...
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Meadowlands commentary returns to TVG

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will once again be represented by live, on-track commentary on TVG's Drive Time beginning Thursday, July 21. Racing analyst Darin Zoccali will provide comments and selections beginning at 8 p.m. (EDT) every racing night for the balance of the meet. (Meadowlands)
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Foiled Again favored in Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
The 2009 Battle of Lake Erie winner Foiled Again has been installed as the favorite in Saturday's $100,000 renewal at Northfield Park. Defending champ Hypnotic Blue Chip is the second choice. The 26th edition of the Battle is the 11th race on the 13-race card that starts at 7 p.m. eastern. Battle of Lake Erie post time is 11 p.m.   Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi ...
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For A Dancer fastest in NYSS 2FT splits

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Eight divisions of 2-year-old trotting fillies went to post  in the $152,000 New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on a hot and humid Wednesday afternoon. And when they were completed the peoples' choices fared well in all the splits.   The fastest  mile of the afternoon was turned in by Bluestone Farms' For A Dancer, when Jeff Gregory guided the Conway Hall filly t...
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Seeking Jeanie now 10 for 10 at Pompano

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
They were under pressure late in the stretch like never before in their 2011 starts and the top divisional trotters all came through with flying colors in the second leg of the Sunshine State Stakes on Wednesday evening at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. All events turned to the gate for purses in excess of $5,300 in the 2011 five event series staged by the Florida Standardbred Bree...
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Batavia joins USTA Strategic Wagering

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Add Batavia Downs Casino to the list of racetracks that are participating in the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Strategic Wagering program. Beginning Saturday Aug. 6, the Pick-4 pool will be guaranteed at $5,000. The Pick-4 pool will also be guaranteed at $5,000 on Aug. 13 and 20. The 2011 racing season will get underway on Monday, July 25.    The Pick 4 is conducted on races tw...
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Bold And Fresh hits PASS three-track trifecta

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Even an early break of stride couldn’t stop Bold And Fresh from her third consecutive Pennsylvania Sire Stakes win on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions of the stakes races held at Pocono for 3-year-old trotting fillies, and each division carried a purse of $66,846.   Bold And Fresh had racked up Sire Stakes wins at The Meadows and Chester in her pr...
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Running Aces set to re-open

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Running Aces has announced it will be opening its doors on Thursday, July 2,1 at 10 a.m. after having been closed as part of the state shutdown for the past 20 days. Live racing will resume this Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. The track will host a “Back to Live Racing” party.   “Our horsemen are extremely grateful that they can begin racing again Saturday night and look forward to a st...
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Senena Esty named Lady Pace honoree

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Senena Esty, one of the Standardbred sport’s leading breeders,  is the 2011 Lady Pace honoree. The Utica, Ohio native will be honored in winner’s circle ceremonies following a 3-year-old filly pacing division of the Ohio Breeders Championship to be raced Jug Day afternoon (Thursday, Sept. 22) at the Delaware County Fair. “As a little girl my dream was to own a horse farm.  I grew u...
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McErlean appointed to Horse Council board

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that Chris McErlean, president of the Thoroughbred Racing Association (TRA), has been appointed to the AHC Board of Trustees. McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNG), was elected president of the TRA in February 2011.   “We are very fortunate that Chris has joined the AHC’s Board of Trustees,” said AHC...
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"Cake Boss" bakery to make Hambo cake

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Carlo's Bakery of Hoboken, NJ, the setting for the hit TLC reality show "Cake Boss," will unveil a cake commemorating 30 years of Hambletonian champions at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Hambetonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 6.   The cake will be on display throughout Hambletonian Day on the Paddock Level at the Meadowlands and some lucky fans will receive the chance to taste the bakery's creation!...
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Denver Cyclone sets 1:57.3 Maine 2YO mark

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Denver Cyclone lowered the Maine record for 2-year-old pacing colts as he glided to victory in 1:57.3 in Maine Sire Stakes action at Bangor Raceway. Reined and trained by Wallace Watson, the son of Western Cyclone remained undefeated for owner Alfred Ross of South Dartmouth, MA.  The race was a duel of two unbeaten colts–Jimmy Whizbang from the Florence O’Keefe Stable and Denver Cyclone ...
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Callahan replaces Bartlett in World Driving Championship

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan has accepted an invitation from Phil Langley, president of the U.S. Trotting Association, to represent the United States in the upcoming 2011 World Driving Championship, which will open on July 31 at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack. The invitation was necessitated when Jason Bartlett was injured in an automobile accident earlier this month and had to withdraw due t...
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Wishing Stone finishes second in Sweden

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Wishing Stone, the 2010 Kentucky Futurity champion, finished second in a top event for 4 year olds on Tuesday at the Eskilstuna track outside of Stockholm. With new trainer Ake Svanstedt driving, he was raced in the pocket behind Raja Mirchi, but lost ground when Raja Mirchi (Viking Kronos) broke stride while leading. Eventually he finished second.   The winner of the race was Amo...
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San Pail gives horseman journey of a lifetime

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
With over $1.9 million in earnings, two Maple Leaf Trot victories and a pair of O’Brien Awards to his name, San Pail has given trainer/co-owner Rod Hughes the journey of a lifetime. He was a horse nobody wanted in the early stages of his career, but he could enter the history books becoming just the second horse to win three straight editions of Maple Leaf Trot.   The 59th edition of th...
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18 entered in Adios; 3 elims set for Saturday

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon will be taking a shot at the special $250,000 bonus to be paid if a horse can win the Hempt Memorial, Adios and Battle of the Brandywine when he steps on the track in one of three Adios eliminations Saturday night at The Meadows.   Custard The Dragon won the Hempt in May and will start from post two in the second of three Adios elims. George Teague Jr. trains Custard...
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2YO filly Apogee Hanover takes Ontario Gold

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
With Rick Zeron picking up the catch-drive, Apogee Hanover scored her first career victory in the $130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final Monday night at Mohawk in 1:52.3.   Making just her second-career start, the daughter of Jeremes Jet was in no hurry in the early going as Legal Entity (Luc Ouellette) led past the opening panel in :27.2. Katys Jet (Phil Hudon) sat in the pocket with Saub...
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Go Go Dancer wins Tompkins-Geers at Tioga

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
The Tompkins–Geers Grand Circuit rounded out its four-day race weekend on Monday evening at Tioga Downs. One lone $65,910 division for 3-year old filly trotters brought the curtain down on Grand Circuit action.   Go Go Dancer and Brian Mattison weres sent off as the prohibitive race favorite and wasted no time getting control of the race past the quarter in :28.1. From there Mattison rati...
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Burgess adds riding to Il Villagio's routine

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Il Villaggio may not be the most experienced trotter in this Saturday’s Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack, but one thing is certain, he has speed. The Blair Burgess pupil is the youngest trotter in field at four, but he has equaled the nation’s fastest trotting mile of the season with a 1:51.4 performance last Tuesday. It’s a record Il Villaggio shares with fellow Maple Leaf Trot starter S...
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