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Maywood Pace winner was in the cards

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Coming into Friday’s $130,000 Maywood Pace with six wins in his first seven career starts, Mystical Marker Farms, Shim Racing, Mike Anderson and Kenneth Duffy’s A Cool Card figured to be an overwhelming choice after drawing the inside post position.    Things worked out exactly as expected as the Erv Miller-trained son of Sportsmaster-Annie Your A Card sped right to the front ...
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Babies in action Saturday at Meadowlands

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Two year olds were out in full force Saturday morning at the Meadowlands as 13 races for first-year pacers and trotters were contested. The session got off to a rousing start when Pirate Smile, a daughter of Windsong's Legacy out of the Andove Hall mare Bluejean Baby romped to an 8 3/4-length score in 2:02.1 for trainer-driver Ray Schnittker and owners Guida Racing Stable and Greg Peck.   ...
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Custard The Dragon fires in final Hoosier Cup

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon and driver Montrell Teague blew by the competition in the stretch to win the final edition of the $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Saturday. Teague became the youngest driver to ever win a major stakes race at Hoosier Park and earned his biggest win to date.   Starting from post three, Teague got the first call for the lead with Custard The Dr...
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7,000 wins for 'Super Mario'

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Mario Baillargeon hit the 7,000-win milestone in the seventh race at Mohawk Racetrack, Saturday night. The Milton, Ont. resident steered Major Stone to victory in 1:51.1 for trainer Tony O’Sullivan and owner Joseph Martinelli.   “I feel very relieved right now, it’s been about a week I’ve been missing one win,” Baillargeon said. “Seven-thousand is quite an accomplishment...
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No rules--just right in Yonkers opens

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway broke all the rules Saturday night, offering not one, not two, but three--count 'em, three--$43,000 Open Handicaps.    Delightful Diva (Cat Manzi) did the hard way--eight-hole, wide early, then first-up--in the distaff derby. She settled in sixth as 7-5 favorite Shacked Up (Eric Goodell) lead through intervals of :26.2 and :56.3. Delightful Diva then took up the chase f...
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Sundowner Bob takes down half-mile dash record

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Sundowner Bob and driver Ricky Macomber added their names to the record books Saturday at Hoosier Park, setting a new North American race record and world record for trotters. The duo stopped the timer in :55.2 for the half-mile dash, the fastest time for a trotter at that distance on any size track   The previous record of :58 and ¼ was set in 1925 at Aurora Downs by Temple Harvester...
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Dejarmbro bests Pastor Stephen in Beal

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
About eight months ago, Dejarmbro suffered the ignominy of going off-stride as the favorite at the Breeders Crown at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. On Saturday night, he exorcised those demons--and then some.   In the first $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial final for 3-year-old trotters, Dejarmbo absolutely dominated in front-running style to win in a time that matched the world record for 3-y...
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Bold And Fresh surprises in PASS

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Trailing by 10 lengths at the half, the 17-1 outsider Bold And Fresh set sail on an improbable move that carried her to victory in a stakes-fastest 1:55.4 in Saturday’s $202,135 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters, also known as the Meadow Bright, was contested over three divisions, with Love U Overandover and Action On George taking the other splits...
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Week off pays dividends for Four Starz Bling

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Four Starz Bling was ordered to stay on the sidelines, from the June 18 edition of the $14,000 Open Handicap Pace by trainer Tom Harmer. The rest was the right tonic as the veteran returned to top form in the June 25 weekly edition of the top-class event at Pompano Park. Wally Hennessey worked out a pocket trip as Sugar's Pride, in rein to Walter Ross, Jr., laid down the front-end speed in ...
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Pacers beat the heat at Mohawk

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series was contested in four $20,000 divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening.   In the first division, it was the Isaac Waxman-trained and Luc Ouellette-driven All Tiger N who crossed the finish line first in a career-best clocking of 1:49.1. The 7-year-old gelding won in gate-to-wire fashion through fractions of :27.2, :55.1 and 1:22.3. ...
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Fox Valley Sage goes from last to first at Vernon

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
Stephen Farrell, Jr.’s Fox Valley Sage went from last to first during Thursday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.Trainer Ralph Andersen did the driving in the week’s Open for female pacers as Fox Valley Sage ($20.80) started out in eighth place, advanced to sixth at the half, third entering the final furlong, and then powered through the stretch (a :27.2 final panel over a ...
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Eaves notes areas of success for WEG

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
Nick Eaves, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), answers questions about his company's racing business in an interview on The Paulick Report. The interview link is provided below. Among the topics Eaves comments on, he addresses WEG's strategy on takeout: "Our current strategy is to guarantee win Pick 4 pools. This year we have seen a 28 percent increase in our Standardbred Pick 4 ...
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NYSS for 3YO filly trotters Sunday at Buffalo

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
This Sunday the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters will be held at Buffalo Raceway, on The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, with a first post time of 1:05.  These 32 fillies will be competing in four divisions, each carrying a purse of $37,043.   Some Girls, the 2010 New York Night of Champions winner as a 2 year old, drew into the second race and will start f...
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Outrageous Art: 4YO with more to prove

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
There was a time last year when trainer Mark Steacy thought he might have a top 3-year-old colt. Outrageous Art began his sophomore campaign with an impressive 5-2-0 from 7 starts, including a pair of victories in the Summertime Series before finishing second in the $60,000 final.   However, like most horses, Outrageous Art has had to contend with both good times and bad. "There was ...
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Krispy Apple, Pretty Katherine dominate NJSS

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
There were no surprises in both $25,000 divisions of the opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night as odds-on choices Krispy Apple and Pretty Katherine easily lived up to their billing with convincing victories.   Krispy Apple was sent off the overwhelming 1-9 favorite in the first split with driver Tim Tetrick and the daugh...
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Arch Madness wins Titan Cup prep in 1:51.3

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
Arch Madness, making his first start since returning from Sweden where he competed in the famed Elitlopp at Solvalla, posted a 1:51.3 victory Friday night at the Meadowlands in a $40,000 prep race for next weekend's Titan Cup. The time was the fastest mile trotted thus far in 2011.   Just six horses lined up behind the gate in the prep, with the entire compact field joined by Neighsay Hanov...
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Lindy Farms/HHYF Family Day attracts 120

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Lindy Farms, in conjunction with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, sponsored a Family Day for members of the Bourbon Slush Stable Sunday, June 19. There were 120 attendees, ranging from a few weeks old to 91 years old, who met stable member Lil Miss Bourbon, a 2-year-old American Ideal filly owned by the group, who jogged for the group.   They also had a chance to experience a jog cart ri...
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Ohio bill calls for commission to vote on relocation

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill by a 76-16 vote that would allow the Ohio State Racing Commission to handle and approve any relocations of racetracks in the state.   Lebanon Raceway must move because it is presently located at the Warren County Fairgrounds about 30 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. Penn National Gaming, which operates Beulah Park and Raceway Park,...
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Tell All daughter wins in 1:57.4 at Harrington

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Steven Head’s 2-year-old pacing filly Denyittothend baby raced at Harrington Raceway Wednesday morning in 1:57.4.   The daughter of Tell All was driven by Jim Morand and is trained by Les Givens. The filly assumed command shortly after the quarter-mile mark in :30 and proceeded to the half mile in :58.2 and three-quarters in 1:28.2. She then paced a confident last quarter of 29.2 to...
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Tetrick bobble head giveaway at Tioga

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will continue its tradition with its annual bobble head giveaway on Drivers’ Championship day which takes place on Sunday, August 28. In 2011 Tioga Downs and its bobblehead sponsor, Winbak Farms, will unveil the re-production of the “Bionic Man” Tim Tetrick in coordination with the fifth edition of the Drivers’ Championship.   “We are honored to re-introduce the Tim Te...
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