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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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Stratton back in action at Yonkers

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Jordan Stratton, who along with Jason Bartlett was injured in a car accident en route to Yonkers on Monday, July 4, will be back in the bike Thursday night.“I still have staples in my head and I think my car (a Lexus) might be totaled – the insurance adjuster is coming today - but I’m OK to drive,” Stratton told harnessracing.com.Stratton was listed to drive in six races on the Thur...
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Maryland ruling delays Rosecroft reopening

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Ocean Downs is presently in the midst of a summer harness meet, and the state could still see racing resume at Rosecroft Raceway this year. However, any specific reopening date for Rosecroft is now on hold after the Maryland Racing Commission issued only a “conditional” license to Penn National Gaming on Wednesday. The conditional license means that Penn National must agree to cover any operat...
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Running Acres joins Canterbury lawsuit

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
After Running Aces Harness Park has now been completely shutdown for one full week due to a state of Minnesota budget impasse between the Governor and the legislature, the track has joined Thoroughbred counterpart Canterbury Park in a ‘motion for reconsideration’ court filing in hopes that the 2011 racing season can still be saved.   Horsemen at both tracks have held mass meetings ...
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Orecchietti defeats Wishing Stone in Sweden

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Orecchietti, a product of American trotting blood who was bred and races for Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg’s Menhammer Stud of Sweden, won one of Sweden’s greatest races, the Sprinter Championship, on Thursday at the Halmsted track. Orecchietti defeated 2010 Kentucky Futurity champion Wishing Stone in the final heat of the Sprinter Championship, which featured eliminations and a final on the sam...
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Chapter Seven, Pardon win Big M qualifiers

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Two of last year’s standout freshmen, trotting colt Chapter Seven and pacing filly Pardon, each won their qualifiers at the Meadowlands on Thursday.Chapter Seven, who closed a seven wins in eight starts freshman season by winning the Matron final at Dover Downs last November, has been delayed in returning to the track because he was stricken with pneumonia. But he turned in a strong effort in th...
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Muscles Yankee freshman fillies sweep NJSS

on 07/07/2011 2:00 AM
Vanity Treasure and Southbeachprincess, both $35,000 yearling purchases by their connections, won their respective divisions of the $45,500 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at the Meadowlands.   Vanity Treasure, sent off the 8-5 favorite in the first $22,500 NJSS split, got away second for trainer-driver Chris Ryder behind longshot She's All In and Andy Mi...
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