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Rollwithitharry, Best Man Hanover win NJSS

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Rollwithitharry captured the first of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack, with Best Man Hanover taking the second split.   Rollwithitharry and winning driver Dan Dube pulled away in the stretch, pacing to a 1:50.4 victory for a purse of $26,000 in the first leg of the NJSS. The son of Rocknroll Hanover-Queen Otra was a Gra...
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New Zealand's Dunn does it at Big M

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Dexter Dunn is now a winning driver in both hemispheres. In his first U.S. appearance, New Zealand's 21-year-old leader guided McClelland to victory in the 11th race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Dunn and the Aaron Lambert trainee pounced off a perfect second-over trip to score by two lengths in 1:50.1. The young reinsman also steered Rock To Glory to a third-p...
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Bluebird Elian, Dollys Joy top ISS winners

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Bluebird Elian was back to his old form Saturday, taking the fourth and final leg of the $40,000 Indiana Sire Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 3-year-old reigning freshman trotting champ turned in a powerful performance to win his division by 10 1/2 lengths in 1:57.4 for trainer driver Dan Shetler.   Shetler recognized that Bluebird Elian had been experiencing issue...
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Dreamfair Eternal wins Ellamony final

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Teaming up with driver Jody Jamieson, Dreamfair Eternal tracked down her fellow aged pacing mares to claim her first $121,000 Ellamony Classic title on Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.   Leaving from the inside post position, Call Me Yours (Stuart Sowerby) took control of the field, but her lead was short-lived as Tomorrowpan (Trevor Henry) rolled up from the pocket to take over at th...
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Aracache, Won The West win Franklin elims

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of hotly contested $50,000 eliminations for the fifth edition of the Ben Franklin free for all pace headlined the Sunday action at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, with Aracache Hanover and Won The West prevailing in their respective splits.   William Switala and James Martin's Aracache Hanover ($20.80) scored a mild upset in the first elimination, tracking a late battle betwe...
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Stark, Mattison share NYSS wins at Buffalo

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
There were four $37,043 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon, but only two drivers took home the blankets. John Stark Jr. and Brian Mattison each won two races over a glib track that had some moisture in it due to early morning rains. Brandnewgirlfriend’s 1:59.1 clocking in 2009 is safe for another year.   In the first division, trai...
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Razzle Dazzle dazzles at Tioga

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Sunday marked the first time Razzle Dazzle had made an appearance at Tioga Downs, and the third time that Simon Allard had made the trip to Nichols, N.Y. The duo teamed to take home the $16,500 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position number six, Allard left aggressively and yielded to River Shark (Ed Hensley) as the field reached the quarter in :26.3. Passing the fans and the stand...
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Roadside Delight fastest in NYSS action

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action continued downstate Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $237,990 Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and gelding in five, $47,598 consecutive divisions.   Roadside Delight (George Brennan, $6.40) turned in the fastest effort, convincingly winning the third grouping. The Bettor's Delight colt--leaving from post position seven after an inside defection-...
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Freshmen debut at Hoosier Park

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
The first 2-year-old races were held at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Friday, giving fans a glimpse at some of the future stars in the state of Indiana. Heading the list of impressive performers was Next Flight In, a first time starter from the Erv Miller Stable, who knocked out his debut in a time of 1:58.   Next Flight In obeyed early orders from Leading Driver Peter Wrenn and eas...
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Coco was crisp in Tioga feature

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Leanback Coco and Phil Fluet captured the $16,500 fillies and mares open handicap pace on Friday night at Tioga Downs, just as they did last week for trainer Ken Andersen.   Assigned with post position number six in a field of six, Fluet floated off the gate and used their usual first-over grind as Hello Great Mate (Lewayne Miller) cut through fractions of :27, :56.4, and 1:24.3 As the fiel...
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Filly Bay sharp in Pa. Stallion Series win

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Filly Bay took a contested lead early in the mile and never relinquished it as she captured a division of Friday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series in 1:57.2 over a "good" Meadows track, equaling the stakes record.   The event for 3-year-old filly trotters was conducted over three divisions, with Lady’s Night and Linnea P taking the other $20,000 splits. Randy Tharps and trainer Bi...
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Shell I Attack strong in Scioto victory

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Shell I Attack launched her attack out of the starting gate and defended her lead all the way to the wire to win Scioto Downs' Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday night.   J.D. Wengerd piloted he 6-year-old bay mare to victory for owner and trainer Jim Kiesel of Litchfield, Ohio. It was her third win in nine starts this season and she matched her lifetime mark by clocking a 1:54.2 mile. ...
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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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