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Sears to drive Roll With Joe in Meadowlands Pace

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
After finishing second in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup last Saturday at Mohawk, Roll With Joe’s next test will be in the Meadowlands Pace eliminations at the Meadowlands. Trainer Ed Hart has confirmed that Brian Sears will be the pilot in the Meadowlands Pace.   "Brian confirmed with me today, that he will drive him in the ‘Pace’ elimination," said Hart. &nbs...
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Yonkers increasing purses across the board

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced across-the-board purse increases as well as condition changes, both taking effect the week of Monday, June 27. Beginning next week, the purse scale ranges from $12,000 for the bottom condition and bottom claimers to $52,000 for the three weekly Open Handicaps (Trot, Pace, Filly and Mare Pace). The current purse range is $10,000 to $43,000.   Also next week, the...
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Has Enough Talk had enough?

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Two-time Dan Patch champion Enough Talk is a career winner of $1.8 million and has a mark of 1:49.3 and has overcome a variety of health and soundness issues in his long career. But now at the age of eight and with a slow start on the season – just one second in five starts – trainer and co-owner Peter Kleinhans is perplexed and frustrated.“Well, I am running out of excuses,” Kleinhans tol...
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Tough starting spot for Pastor Stephen in Beal

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Reigning divisional champion Pastor Stephen, undefeated in three starts this year as a sophomore, drew post eight in Saturday’s inaugural $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Also in the nine-horse field are I’m The Answer and Dejarmbro, like Pastor Stephen winners of their Beal elims last Saturday, who drew posts one and two, respectively. While the Jimmy Takt...
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Big Bad John, four Teague trainees in Hoosier Cup

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
If Big Bad John wants to quickly make amends for his fifth-place finish as the beaten favorite in last Saturday's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, he'll have to do so by contending with post six and four horses out of trainer George Teague Jr.'s barn in this Saturday night's $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park.   Trainer Ron Potter told harnessracing.com earlier th...
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Mystic Desire fastest in PASS 3CP splits

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Mystic Desire, making his first start of the season, posted the fastest winning time of the night in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions raced for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, each of which carried a purse of $70,079.   Mystic Desire hadn’t raced since November, when he romped to a 14-length win in a ...
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Tornado strikes Churchill Downs

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
A tornado touched down in the infield at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., shortly after 8 o'clock Wednesday night, causing damage to buildings and taking down wires before moving through the track's backstretch area. One barn reportedly sustained significant damage while at least five other barns sustained damage.   The Churchill grandstand and famed Twin Spires were not touched by the t...
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Three Martini's, Lucky Land win DSBF elims

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Badlands Racing, George Teague and GP Patel’s Three Martini’s ($3.20, Montrell Teague) and Ben Stafford’s Lucky Land ($2.10, Ben Stafford Jr.) each won $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by George Teague, it was the third straight win for Three Martini’s, this in 1:53.2, who prevailed by two lengths over Dyslexic an...
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Tom Cango wins first in 15 months at Pompano

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Less than two years ago he was the third place finisher in the Kentucky Futurity to Muscle Hill and it's been a bumpy and challenging road back to prosperity for the trotter Tom Cango. In the $10,000 purse weekly top trot handicap, on Wednesday at The The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Richie Simard wheeled the 5-year-old Tom Ridge-B Cor Tamgo son to the lead just past the quarter, over Bul...
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Harlingen Hanover hot at Harrington

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
James Behrendt’s Harlingen Hanover ($4.80, Roger Plante Jr.) earned his 4th win of the season with a 1:53.1 win in the $18,600 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.Trained by Plante, the 5-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding assumed the lead early from JK Lullabye and never looked back in his two length win. JK Lullabye held second while Chilli NZ was third. ‘Harlingen’ came very close to se...
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Pompano pays tribute to 'RJ' Williams

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
The praise and memories flowed freely in a trackside memorial tribute for Robert (RJ) Williams III during the Monday evening, June 20 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.The promising 25 year old driver and horseman was tragically taken from his Pompano and Michigan harness racing contemporaries three weeks ago. 'RJ' Williams lost his life when his truck crashed into a tree near Leslie,...
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Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale now Aug. 7

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale has been moved, with a new sale date of Sunday, Aug. 7, the day after the $1.5-million Hambletonian. The sale, presented by Tattersalls Sales Co., had originally been scheduled for July 17. Entries for the sale will be taken until July 8.   In making the announcement, sale manager Geoffrey Stein said that company officials and consignors felt conditi...
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Kelly Walker wins Billings leg at Hazel Park

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
Kelly “Sky” Walker has got a hot hand. After winning two races at Monticello Raceway on that track’s "All Amateur Day," Kelly “Sky” Walker kept the ball rolling at Hazel Park Raceway in a C.K.G. Billings Trot on Monday, June 20. He was was able to overcome  adversity and rein his trotter Intell On Broadway to a 2:02.2 victory.   According to Denny Walton, Hazel...
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Meadowlands offers Beal on Saturday card

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will simulcast the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as part of its Saturday, June 25 card.  The Beal will be carded as the tenth race (post time 10:15 p.m.) and will be offered through a separate pool as part of the Meadowlands card.  Meadowlands Racetrack will also offer the full Mohegan Sun at Pocono card as part of its simulcast me...
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Smedshammer duo ready for Beal final

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
For most of the horses in Saturday’s $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the race is hoped to be a stepping stone to August’s Hambletonian. The exceptions are Dejarmbro and I’m The Answer, both from the Purple Haze Stables and barn of trainer/driver Trond Smedshammer. Neither 3-year-old trotter is eligible to the Hambletonian, so the Beal is a chance to show ...
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NZ's Dunn to drive Saturday at Meadowlands

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
Dexter Dunn, New Zealand's 21-year-old leading driver, will make his debut at Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday night.    He will be the In The Sulky guest on the Saturday television broadcast, which begins live at 6:30 p.m. on the Paddock Level and online at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com.  Fans can e-mail questions for Dunn to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com.    Dunn a...
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Bettor Sweet's 2YO brother wins in 1:54.4

on 06/21/2011 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou, a half brother to Bettor Sweet, became the season’s fastest 2-year-old colt pacer on a five-eighths-mile track when he won a maiden event in 1:54.4 Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows. Dave Palone piloted the son of Yankee Cruiser-Sweet Future for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Larry Karr and Phillip Collura.   Burke Racing bought Sweet Lou as a yearling last ...
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May wins Meadowlands-Mohawk challenge

on 06/20/2011 2:00 AM
Bill May of Mercerville, NJ captured the top prize and a seat in the 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship at the Meadowlands-Mohawk Challenge on Saturday, June 18. May’s final $600 bankroll netted him an additional $2,800 in cash, plus an $800 entry into the NHHC on July 9 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Runner-up Joe Barre (Branchburg, NJ) and third-place finisher Troy Stewart (Parlin, NJ)...
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Big Bad John headed to Hoosier Cup

on 06/20/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Potter told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that although the beaten North America Cup favorite Big Bad John came out of the race last Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack slightly sick after experiencing some paddock jitters, he expects the 3-year-old colt to be completely healthy for this Saturday night’s $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park in Indiana. “He jogged great this mo...
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Y-Dat's 1:54.4 best in Meadows trot feature

on 06/20/2011 2:00 AM
Y-Dat spotted the field 6 lengths at the half, then roared home with a wide move to pull off a 12-1 upset in Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Trot at The Meadows. As is his custom, Y-Dat got away slowly for Tony Hall, idling in seventh before launching his decisive three-wide bid. He collared Rembrandt Spur in mid-stretch and defeated that rival by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:54.4. Eagle Dream completed t...
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