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Rocklamation a head the best in Ladyship

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
Rocklamation and Corey Braden took home the $76,200 Ladyship Stakes on Saturday night at Tioga Downs in 1:52.2. Leaving from post position number seven, Braden hustled Rocklamation off the gate and to the lead through the first quarter in :26.4. As the field straightened up by the three -eighths mile mark, Andrew McCarthy moved heavy favorite Honky Tonk Woman to the front and through a half in :55...
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Star Recruit's 1:53.1 fastest in PASS 2YOCP

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
Star Recruit worked out a cozy pocket trip, then roared by in the lane to capture a division of Saturday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows in 1:53.1, fastest this year by a 2-year-old gelding pacer on a five-eighths-mile track. The $245,336 event known as the Albatross was conducted over four divisions, with Sweet Lou, Station Threeohsix and Cold Hearted Shark taking the other splits. &...
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Giddy Up Lucky has 5 wins in 8 starts this year

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
Odds-on choice Giddy Up Lucky (Eric Goodell) sat well behind a Saturday night speed show, then worked from to second-over, winning Yonkers Raceway's $52,000 Open Handicap Pace.    Assigned outside his six rivals, Giddy Up Lucky was sequestered at the back of the bus early as Silent Swing (Dan Dube), Real Nice (Jason Bartlett) and Clown's Smile (George Brennan) all had designs on the bi...
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Ranger returns to sulky at Pompano

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
The leading driver in the 47 year history of harness racing in South Florida has made his first appearance in a charted race following a racing accident which sidelined him almost three months ago. In a qualifying race on Saturday morning at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Bruce Ranger was in the bike for a winning spin in 1:59.1 with Keystone Thomas, a top class trotter from his stable that ...
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Schnitker wins half the card at Goshen

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
The second day of Grand Circuit racing at Goshen Historic Track featured the Landmark Stake divisions for all ages, genders, and, it seemed, most of the Ray Schnittker Stable. Schnittker-trained horses won the first four races on the card and added one more to take fully half of the day’s 10 races.   The first race of the day featured the shortest field, but possibly the fastest final six...
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1:50.2 world record by Arch Madness

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
Arch Madness (above) set a track and world record for an older trotting gelding with a 1:50.2 clocking in the $220,750 Titan Cup on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Arch Madness cleared the lead from Lucky Jim after a :55.1 half and drew off to an eight-length victory. He supplanted Victory Tilly's 2002 record in the Nat Ray by two-fifths of a second.  Lucky Jim was far behin...
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Gun Show leads Feelin Friskie sweep in Ohio

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
Gun Show took advantage of a late break by Jetstream Friskie to win the $35,300 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacers at Scioto Downs on Saturday evening. Dan Noble piloted the colt to a half-length win over favored Feelin Perfect and Kyle Ater in 1:57.   American Friskie and driver David Myers set the fractions for the first three-quarters, then Feelin Perfect came to call on the outside. ...
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2YO colt trotters in NYSS at Monticello

on 07/02/2011 2:00 AM
Southwind Austin and Steve Smith toured the Monticello oval in 2:02.2, which turned out to be the fastest of seven divisions of freshman trotting colts and geldings in the $150,000 New York Sire Stakes Saturday night. Other winners included; Delano; Cash Value; Macksmith; Barnegat Lane; My Man Dudley; and A Penny Earned.   In  their $21,309 division, Southwind Austin and...
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Frosh trotters step out at Hoosier

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotters hit the track Thursday, June 30 to kick off the first round of series action for Indiana Sired colts and fillies. Two divisions of the $15,000 Fred Terry for colts and geldings were held along with two divisions of the $15,000 George Sholty for fillies. The series will conclude the final weekend of racing, offering two $30,000 finals on Friday, July 15.Headlining the first di...
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Historic Track unveils new barn

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
New York State Senator Bill Larkin and Chairman John Sabini of the N.Y.S. Racing & Wagering Board cut the ribbon on the newly completed “shed row” barn Thursday (June 30) at Goshen Historic Track.  Following the annual Amy Bull Crist Post Position Luncheon, racing officials, local and state politicians, GHT board members, and friends of Harness Racing gathered around the new barn for ...
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MN state shutdown closes Running Aces

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
A budget impasse in Minnesota has led to a shutdown of the government and thus a shutdown of Running Aces Harness Park. Here is a statement issued by Running Aces:   Due to the Minnesota State Government shutdown, Running Aces must temporarily close our business to the public.   We are saddened that 600 of our employees are now unnecessarily without work along with thousands of other...
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Fox Valley Hermia wins Juxtaposition

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
A bargain basement buy for $2,300 as a yearling, Ronald Phillips and Jesse Ferge’s Fox Valley Hermia looked like a million bucks on Thursday night at Maywood Park as she ran her record to a perfect three for three,  crushing eight other Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old pacing fillies by 13 ¾ lengths in 1:58 in the $9,000 Juxtaposition Stake.    Confidently handled by dr...
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St. Elmo Hero qualifies at Mohawk

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
St. Elmo Hero, who has been missing in action in recent weeks, qualified at Mohawk Racetrack this morning, finishing third to Nebupanezzar, who won in 1:51.1 Jody Jamieson was in the bike for owner John Barnard. Jamieson sent St. Elmo quickly away from the gate in post five, and was fifth in the outer tier by the opening quarter of :26.4. They then tucked into fifth and skimmed the pylons through ...
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HHYF to hold teen/family tours at Red Mile

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is offering a unique behind the scenes look at harness racing to teens and their families during the weekend of September 30-October 2.The event kicks off with a registration reception and night at the Red Mile races on Friday (September 30). On Saturday (October 1), a bus tour of a number of equine facilities including the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute...
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NJ Governor vetoes racing commission minutes

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed minutes of the New Jersey Racing Commission over approval of a $15 million supplement for purses from casino taxes. Christie has stated his opposition to such purse supplements time and time again. The racing commissioners specified that if the $15 million was distributed, $5 million of the amount would go toward harness racing purses at the Meadowlands.  ...
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Flipper J's 1:52.4 all-time fastest at Goshen

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt pacer Flipper J, driven by Jason Bartlett, won Friday afternoon at Goshen’s Historic Track with the fastest mile in the history of the famed harness racing oval. His time of 1:52.4 in a $15,000 division of the New York Sire Stakes demolished the previous track record of 1:55, which was first set in 1992 and equaled in 2008. Two horses Friday also equaled the record befor...
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The Chancellor takes Yonkers Open Trot

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
The Chancellor (Jason Bartlett) needed every bit of a perfect second-over trip Friday night to win Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from post position three, The Chancellor was away fifth as 2-1 choice Whata Winner (Jim Doherty), Cold Winner (Dan Dube), invading Lorenzo Dream (Cat Manzi) and Grain of Truth (Jeff Gregory) all left the gate. A three-wide "Lo...
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Winning Mister picks up 11th win of season

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
Winning Mister led every step of the way for a comfortable victory in Friday night’s featured Open Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $60,000 and the victory increased Winning Mister's 2011 bankroll to $295,300 in 20 starts.   Leaving from post position three in a field of nine as the 1-5 favorite, Winning Mister, who was coming off an Open wi...
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Scioto mare pace feature won by CR Hope

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Kyle Ater sent favored CR Hope three wide around the final turn, then steered her to the inside passing lane in her 1:53.1 victory in the Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Scioto Downs on Friday night. It was the fourth win in 22 starts for the 6-year-old mare who is trained by Harley Jolliff, who owns CR Hope in partnership with Willie Hale. She defeated No Sugar Needed by 2-3/4 lengths ...
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Big M features: 3YO Open Trot, NJSS for 2YOs

on 07/01/2011 2:00 AM
Hambletonian prospect Charlie De Vie (above) delivered an impressive performance on a card that showcased young trotting and pacing talent Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Charlie De Vie defeated a field that included Manofmanymissions.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Charlie De Vie [$6.80] crushed the field in the $25,000 Open Trot for 3-year-olds.  He took command before the ...
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