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Steacy believes Foreclosure N ready for big race

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Foreclosure N could provide trainer Mark Steacy with the birthday present of a lifetime if he wins the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Steacy will turn 50 on July 15, the eve before the track's signature event for 3-year-old pacers. His top trainee begins his Pace quest from post two in the first of two $50,000 eliminations on Saturday, July 9. The top five finishers in each of the elims advance to t...
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Jamiesons welcome a Jett to the family

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Ontario-based driver Jody Jamieson and his wife Stephanie are new parents as son Jett was born Thursday night at 9:57 p.m.  Despite a long couple of days waiting for the baby to be born, Jody is scheduled to drive in three New York Sire Stakes contests and an overnight Friday night at Yonkers, and also on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the Meadowlands Pace elims, including behind N...
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Tioga driver tourney to have Meadowlands leg

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
It’s a saying at Tioga that with each year the mission is to do things “bigger and better,”and the fifth annual Drivers’ Championship is no exception. If you think last year’s prize of $25,000 was a nice incentive, listen to this year’s package. The winner at the end of the event will receive $25,000; a commemorative ring from Bow River Jewelry; a trophy from L.V. Harkness, a...
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A legal win for Illinois harness racing

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
The Illinois horse racing industry won a tremendous victory on Friday when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in racing's favor on the three percent funding from the riverboats to horse racing. The vote was 5-3 to release the $20 million currently in escrow to the racing industry.   The Seventh Circuit Court has given the riverboat industry 30 days to a...
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Tioga announces purse increase

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has raised purses beginning with next week’s condition sheet.  Almost all classes received a boost with more attention paid to the upper level conditions.“Entries have thinned out a little since the stakes season has begun, especially in the upper levels,” said director of racing Jason Bluhm. “We hope this purse increase helps attract more horses to help our conditions fil...
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PASS 3FP worth over $200k at The Meadows

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
At The Meadows next Wednesday three-year-old pacing fillies will vie for an impressive $206,710 in total purse money in two divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) – the Romola Hanover. Each division goes for $103,355.In the first division, Fresh Idea, who won the $250,000 Lynch at Pocono on June 4, has the most money earned this season with $176,238 banked thus far and a mark of 1:51.3...
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Injured Moiseyev hopes to return in 3 weeks

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
After suffering a broken fibula in a race accident on July 2 at Mohawk Racetrack, driver Jack Moiseyev is hoping to return to the sulky in three weeks. The Moffat, Ont., resident also stretched three ligaments in his knee, but won’t require surgery or a cast.   "It was a clean break," explained the driver from his home. "I went for an x-ray and an MRI and I’m very fortunate not t...
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Rockratese to get solid test in Town Pro final

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
"She’s not very big, but she sure is a gritty filly." That was the comment veteran trainer/owner Tim Pinske made about Rockratese as she prepares for the $60,000 Town Pro final on July 12 at Mohawk.   The 3-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Merculese captured her $20,000 elimination last week in a lifetime best of 1:52.1. Driven by Jody Jamieson, the three-time winner will begin fr...
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Palone dominates in Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone turned the W.N. Reynolds Memorial races into his own personal playground, winning four of the five divisions held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday night. The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at the track.On Friday night, there were five “Lorraine” divisions of the Reynolds held for two-year-old fillies on the pace. The purses for the races range...
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Cheery Hello daughter wins Tioga feature

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Hello Great Mate and Lewayne Miller used a front-end tactic to take home Friday night’s $16,500 featured fillies  and mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position number three, Miller cut fractions of :27.3 and :58.1 before Mike Micallef moved Billie Bluechip first-over. The field turned down the backside and Miller accelerated through a third quarter in...
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Trotting colt Broad Bahn coasts at Meadowlands

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Broad Bahn, a 3-year-old colt who is eligible to the Hambletonian, won an Open Trot for 3 year olds at the Meadowlands Friday night, racing virtually wire-to-wire in 1:54.3 over a firm sloppy track. George Brennan drove the colt to the win for trainer Noel Daley, with Pastor Stephen finishing second.   Broad Bahn, a son of Broadway Hall, started from post two and took a ...
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NJSS hat trick for Andy Miller

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller swept both $21,000 divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings and An $18,700 division for pacing fillies Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Easy As You Go and Andy Miller edged out after a perfect pocket trip, gliding past Guccio to win the first New Jersey Sire Stakes division for trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night. ...
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PJ's Photo uses 3-wide brush to win

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Forced three wide down the backstretch, PJ’s Photo shrugged off the inconvenience and charged home to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot in 1:54.2, a tick off The Meadows' record for 4-year-old mares.   When Dick Stillings sent PJ’s Photo after the lead from sixth, she moved crisply around tiring cover and reeled off the back half in 57.4 en route to a 2-1/4-leng...
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Another Scioto score for CR Hope

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Kyle Ater drove CR Hope to victory in the Fillies and Mares Open at Scioto Downs on Friday, repeating her triumph of a week ago. Both victories were scored with strong homestretch brushes. This time C R Hope was clocked in 1:54.4 after moderate fractions. It was the fifth win in 23 starts for the daughter of Full Of Fun, who is trained by Harley Jolliff, who owns her partnership with Willie A. Hal...
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Pacing colt Steelhead Hanover fastest in NYSS

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
One night after the freshman pacing fillies took their state-bred bow, the first-season lads hit the tarmac, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $257,257 New York Sire Stakes.Friday night's event was contested in seven, sloppy divisions.   Steelhead Hanover (Joe Pavia Jr., $2.60) was the easiest of winners, taking the final ($36,951) foray in a debuting 1:56. Eschewing an early three-hole, "St...
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My Miss Caroline wins Sorce Ann

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Proving once again that she is practically an invincible force among the Illinois bred three-year-old filly trotting set La Bella Vita Stable, Robert Taylor and Kevin Dixon’s My Miss Caroline remained undefeated among the state-bred set as she trotted to a half-length victory in the $9,000 Sorce Ann Stake. The final time was 1:58.0. After getting away fifth in the field of eight driver-trai...
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For A Dancer Stars in Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
For A Dancer posted the fastest winning time of eight divisions of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial stakes held on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono.There were eight “Meda” divisions of the Reynolds held on Wednesday for 2-year-old fillies on the trot. Purses for those races ranged from $20,019 to $20,419.For A Dancer...
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Radar Contact preps for rich Indiana finals

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Radar Contact and driver Dan Shetler will use one final race in preparation for next week’s $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final Saturday, July 16. The three-year-old filly is four for four in 2011 and is favored to move that streak to five in the ninth race Saturday, July 9.Trained by Chuck Stillings, Radar Contact first came into the picture as a two-year-old last season at Hoosier Park, winnin...
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Dejarmbro's sister wins NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Ray Schnittker brought some high priced trotting fillies to Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night to compete for $25,439 in three legs of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies and two of the horses went home winners, Borrow And Spend and Lima Playmate, both daughters of Credit Winner.   Borrow And Spend, who sold for $100,000 as a yearling, shot right to the lead from p...
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Draw schedule for Tompkins-Geers at Tioga

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced the draw schedule for the upcoming Tompkins-Geers Stakes at the track. Below are the details:   Two-Year-Old Colt Trot & 2-Year-Old Filly Trot events: Box closes at 9 am this Saturday (July 9) for the Thursday, July 14, races. Two-Year-Old Filly Pace & 3-Year-Old Filly Pace events: Box closes at 10 am this Sunday for the Friday, July 15, races.   The...
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