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Jamieson takes early lead in Drivers' Championship

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Canada's Jody Jamieson captured the $10,000 prize in the first leg of the Tioga/Meadowlands Drivers' Championship on Saturday night at the Meadowlands with 23 points earned over four competition races.   Hot off his win in the World Driving Championship, Jamieson is now in the best position to land the $25,000 grand prize in the final round of the contest on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Tioga D...
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Brittany Farms sweep in Eternal Camnation

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing fillies American Jewel and Romantic Moment reigned supreme in their Eternal Camnation divisions for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first $132,033 division, American Jewel remained undefeated with a perfect four-for-four record in her debut season.   As the starting gate pulled away, the 4-5 favorite...
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Hurrikane Kingcole fastest in Nassagaweya

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
A trio of Nassagaweya divisions featuring the continent's top freshman pacing colts marched into Mohawk on Saturday evening. Speed Again, Special Blend and Hurrikane Kingcole all found the winner’s circle in their respective divisions.   I Fought Dalaw (Jack Moiseyev) tasted defeat for the first time in his career as Speed Again and driver Rick Zeron scored the 9-2 upset victory in the f...
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KYSS opening round Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sire Stakes for 2- and 3-year old trotters and pacers kicks off at The Red Mile on Sunday night, with 16 divisions going to post with over a quarter of a million dollars on the line in the opening leg. First post is 7 p.m.    There were three $15,000 divisions necessary for freshman trotting fillies, making it the largest division, with 29 fillies dropped in the box.&...
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Soph colt pacers in NYSS action at Yonkers

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Empire's glamour division was once again on display Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $229,492 Jim Crawford Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Four divisions went postward, with Overnight  Delight (Cat Manzi) wiring the lone ($58,198) on-the-card event.   Leaving from the pole, Overnight Delight stuffed China King (Stephane Bouchard) in behind, then put up fract...
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Beat The Boss challenge benefits SRF

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
In addition to $5,000 in prize money for horseplayers, the Big M Club's inaugural Beat The Boss handicapping challenge also produced a $1,000 donation to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).     For five weeks this summer, new Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural challenged the track's rewards club members to out-handicap him for the chance to win a $1,000 betting vo...
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Paquet posts six-bagger at Tioga

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Fern Paquet Jr. celebrated his wife’s birthday on Saturday night by posting six wins on the night’s 12-race card at Tioga Downs. Paquet started off the night in the first race, winning with long shot Shady Chip returning $47 to win. Paquet then went on to win races three, six, seven, eight, and 12, and just missed in the $18,000 feature with favorite Aruba Vacation in race number nine. I...
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Lis Deo hits the lottery at Scioto

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Kayne Kauffman’s patience paid off in Saturday’s featured Ohio Lottery Pace at Scioto Downs. His horse, Lis Deo, was the beneficiary of a duel that left him the freshest horse in the homestretch. Lis Deo paced past the leaders to win in 1:55.3, by 2 1/4 lengths.   Kauffman was driving for trainer Chris McGuire, who owns the 6 year old in partnership with Huggybear Racing. It was ...
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Blissfull Breeze wins Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Mark MacDonald's trip home to the East Coast provided him with his third Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer trophy as he guided Blissfull Breeze to victory in the $60,000 event on Saturday night at Charlottetown Driving Park.   Last year’s champion, Part Shark (Gilles Barrieau), blasted off the gate from post four but was parked during the first quarter in a sizzling :26.2 before d...
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New York Prime captures Batavia feature

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
It was no contest in the $10,000 Preferred pace at Batavia Downs Casino Saturday night (8-20) as Chris Page and New York Prime (4.20) took the front as soon as the gate opened and put a sleeper hold on the field as they backed off the half to a leisurely :58.4. With nothing more than a mild bid by Cam Patch (John Cummings Jr.) to contend with going to the three quarters, Page hit the jets and smok...
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Pacinello wins Vernon feature

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The favorite Pacinello won out in a head-to-head stretch duel with third wagering choice, Mata Harry, before posting a neck victory in Saturday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.Luke Plano, who completed a driving double with the 1:52.1 triumph, sat in for his father, trainer Rick Plano, as Pacinello ($5.60) raced overland from fifth in the early going, and closed from third in...
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Veteran horseman Jay Picciano dies

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Jay Picciano, who has been working for trainer Chuck Sylvester this year, has died as a result of a heart attack. Picciano, 56, had been listed in critical condition at Hamilton Woods Hospital in New Jersey because of a variety of issues, including a failing pancreas.   According to Sylvester's daughter, Amy Stoltzfus, Picciano suffered the heart attack Saturday night and ...
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Zoomin Jesse trots to Scioto win

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Zooming Jesse lived up to his name as he zoomed past pacesetting Cantabourway  in the stretch to win the featured trot at Scioto Downs on Sunday afternoon.  The mile was covered in 2:02 over a sloppy surface. The afternoon program was delayed by 30 minutes of heavy rains. David Myers trains and drives the 3-year-old gelding for owner Edward Patterson of Galloway, Ohio. It was Zoomin Jes...
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Two-year old filly pacers shine at Tioga

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Five divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year old filly pacers highlighted the Sunday afternoon card at Tioga Downs.   In the third division of the day, Jason Bartlett steered JK Fine Art to her fourth victory of the year for trainer Linda Toscano. Bartlett grabbed control of the mile through an opening quarter in a speed 26.2. JK Fine Art continued to lead the field of eight fillies th...
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Roll With Joe wins "Battle," headed to Cane

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe picked up another big win on Sunday afternoon when he held off the persistent bid of Adios winner Alsace Hanover in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at Harrah’s Chester Racetrack & Casino. The time for the mile was 1:49.2, and Roll With Joe is now headed to the Cane Pace and the Little Brown Jug. Roll With Joe and driver Ron Pierce started from ...
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See You At Peelers keeps streak alive at 22!

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers made the $350,000 Valley Forge Pace her 22nd straight victory, and in the process made Krispy Apple and Idyllic a trifecta just like the one in this year’s Fan Hanover Stakes final. See You At Peelers is also undefeated in her 22 career starts. Although the rail-starting Krispy Apple took the initial lead in the race, driver Marcus Johansson sent See You At Peelers to the fro...
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Manofmanymissions wins; Broad Bahn 4th

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Manofmanymissions redeemed himself for his break in stride in the Hambletonian when he trotted by Hambo champion Broad Bahn on Sunday at Harrah's Chester to win the $500,000 Colonial Trot. With David Miller driving, the Yankee Glide-sired colt won in 1:53, with Broad Bahn tiring after setting the tempo, fading to fourth. Manofmanymission started from post 1 and Miller was driving the co...
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Sir Caviar wins Meadows Preferred

on 08/20/2011 2:00 AM
Despite fronting a brutal opening quarter in 26.3, Sir Caviar had just enough left to capture Friday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, his seventh win in 11 starts this year. Sir Caviar dueled for the early lead with Our Rail Fantasy before pocketing that rival. When Our Rail Fantasy broke stride around the final turn, it gave Sir Caviar and Brian Zendt additional separation...
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The Game Plan & Il Mago take Gold elims

on 08/20/2011 2:00 AM
Twenty one of Ontario’s finest freshmen trotting colts made their way to Mohawk this evening to compete in apair of $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations. The Game Plan and Il Mago were victorious in their eliminations to advance to next weeks $130,000 final.The Game Plan, driven by Jack Moiseyev, cleared to the lead past the half and that proved to be the winning move as the son of Kad...
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Panagler, Pilgrim's Chuckie win Yonkers features

on 08/20/2011 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Panagler (George Brennan) toughed it out on a soggy lead Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Assigned post position No. 4,  Panagler stepped around longshot Feeling You (Jordan Stratton) before getting hounded by I'm Just Special (Dan Dube). Panagler then put up waterlogged weigh stations of :27.1, :55.2 and 1:23.4. I'm ...
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