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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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Hanover's Adios sale yearling videos available

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
The Hanover Shoe Farms videos for the farm's yearlings selling at The Meadows on Friday, July 29, are now available at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com.  To access the videos, please select the year of foaling (2010) and the sale location (2011 Hanover Adios) and they will be available. (Hanover Shoe Farms)  
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Hanovers in the books at Balmoral Park

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Eight divisions of Hanover Stakes were contested on Saturday night at Balmoral Park. With 27 two-year-old colt pacers dropped in the box for their respective Hanover a total of three divisions, each with a purse of $25,800, were contested.    In the opening split trainer Steve Carter and driver Tyler Smith teamed up for the first of two victories in this division as Cavi...
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See You At Peelers: "She wasn't herself"

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Monday morning that while See You At Peelers was able to emerge from Saturday night’s $127,000 Tarport Hap at the Meadowlands with her 20-race win streak intact, the filly came up sick the following morning. “All day Sunday she was colicky and didn’t feel good,” said Takter of the 3-year-old filly pacer whose earnings are approaching $1.3 milli...
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Running Aces hopes to resume racing Saturday

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Running Aces Harness Park hopes to resume the 2011 season this Saturday (July 23) as the state of Minnesota budget impasse, which has idled the Minnesota Racing Commission and a host of other state agencies since July 1, appears to be nearing a resolution. An “agreement in principle” between the Governor and legislative leaders, reached this past Thursday night, has been debated and con...
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2YO trotting colt Pekoe Fashion 1:57.2 winner

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Pekoe Fashion enjoyed a splendid career debut in a division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows, making a quarter-pole move like a veteran and destroying the field by 16 lengths in a stakes-record time of .1:57.2.   The stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Hall Harbour, Hawaiiancaviar, Fashion Astral,...
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Up The Credit atones in Pace consolation

on 07/17/2011 2:00 AM
In midstretch it appeared Up The Credit may not quite get there, but driver Brian Sears was able to rally the 3-year-old son of Western Terror deep in the lane to win the $100,000 Meadowlands Pace consolation in 1:50 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The winner of last month's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, Up The Credit finished eighth in his Meadowlands Pace elim a...
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Manofmanymissions, Chapter Seven win Dancers

on 07/17/2011 2:00 AM
Manofmanymissions, 13-1 in his upset world-record victory in last October's Breeders Crown final, scored a 13-1 upset Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the first of two $166,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial 3-Year-Old Colt Trot divisions. The second split went to Chapter Seven, making his first start of the 2011 season.   Manofmanymissions was driven by Andy Miller, who rallied the son of Yan...
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Rapide Lebel, Beanie MM win in Scandinavia

on 07/17/2011 2:00 AM
Although the French speedster Rapide Lebel was racing at the fast Mikkeli track in Finland on Sunday, he couldn't manage to lower the world record for a five-eighths mile track. But he still won handily in 1:51.3 with Eric Raffin in the sulky.   Amour Ami, a son of Tagliabue-Amour Angus, set the early pace, but once Rapide Lebel and Raffin took the lead, they couldn't be caught. R...
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Flipper J sets Tioga record in Tompkins-Geers

on 07/17/2011 2:00 AM
Fresh off of his track record at Goshen, Flipper J proved that his mile was no fluke on Sunday afternoon in the Tompkins-Geers for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, posting another track record in back-to-back starts.   Tim Tetrick was in controls behind Flipper J who left from post position number five and quickly put the colt on the front end through fractions of :26.1 and :54.2. Down t...
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Field set for Armbro Flight final at Mohawk

on 07/16/2011 2:00 AM
Fourteen trotting mares battled in a pair of Armbro Flight eliminations Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Two aged beauties stole the spotlight and earned the right to select their post position for next week’s $349,000 final, Buck I St. Pat and Miss Dangles.   In an off-the-pace performance, Buck I St Pat (Sylvain Filion) captured the first elimination, as well as her first victory of th...
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Rampage Jackson leads PA 3YO pacing colts

on 07/16/2011 2:00 AM
Rampage Jackson pulled the pocket around the final turn and roared home to score in a stake-fastest 1:52 in a division of Friday’s $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old pacing colts at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over four divisions, with McRusty, Jolly Jubiter and Smile A Little taking the other $20,000 splits. Brett Miller enjo...
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See You At Peelers streak at 20--Whew!

on 07/16/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers stretched her career unbeaten streak to 20 in the $127,000 Tarport Hap on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, but it wasn't a walk in the park. In fact, the journey for See You At Peelers was adventurous as they come, which included getting caught three wide early, passed by a horse in the final turn who suddenly tried to pull herself up, and a late break by another horse in deep...
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Big Bad John rebounds with 1:49.2 PASS win

on 07/16/2011 2:00 AM
Fresh from eight days of focused R&R following two major disappointments, Big Bad John returned to the racing wars with renewed vigor Saturday at The Meadows when he captured a division of a $210,234 Pennsylvania Sire Stake in a stake-record 1:49.2.   The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tarport Effrat, was conducted over three divisions, with Real Special and ...
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