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Jon Win wins on special Monday Tioga card

on 06/13/2011 2:00 AM
Jon Win captured his third win of the year on the special Monday afternoon race program at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position five in a mid-condition level for trotters, Corey Braden sent Jon Win right to the front end through fractions of :27.2 and :58 before opening up on the field down the backside through a third quarter in :28.4 to reach three quarters in 1:26.4. From there it w...
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Number seven of 2011 for Jeremy's Successor

on 06/13/2011 2:00 AM
Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor ($3.60, Sean Bier) picked up his seventh win of the year Monday with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $18,600 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   The 7-year-old Mach Three gelding assumed command early from Fields of Honour A and never looked back as he held off a fast charging Diggers Rest N, who finished second and Chilli NZ, who rounded out the trifect...
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Andover Hall 6YO wins Copenhagen Cup

on 06/12/2011 2:00 AM
The Copenhagen Cup assembled a classy field at the Charlottenlund oval in the Danish capital city, but no one expected the two Italian entries to finish first and second.   Libiccio Grif (Andover Hall-Southwind Val) and Linda di Casei (Uronometro-Comtesse Ferm) ended first and second. They came from second last and last on the backstretch. The speed had been very fast in fron...
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Bettor Sweet sets 1:48.1 world mark at Tioga

on 06/12/2011 2:00 AM
Bettor Sweet came into Sunday’s $208,000 Bettor’s Delight already a world champion, and when the dust settled at Tioga Downs, he left with his second world record performance.   Leaving from the rail in a field of ten, Daniel Dube wasted no time hustling Bettor Sweet off the gate and putting him into contention early turning loose We Will See and Ron Pierce past the quarter in :26.1. As...
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Caris True leads Ohio Sire Stakes action at Scioto

on 06/12/2011 2:00 AM
The father-and-son team of Chip Noble and son Dan won three of the four Ohio Sire Stakes legs for sophomore fillies at Scioto Downs on Sunday afternoon. Ohio Hall of Famer Chip started the afternoon by winning with ML Cupcake and Dan, the third leading race-winner in North America, polished off the final two sires stakes with Caris True and Rose Run Marci. The other leg was taken by driver Kayne K...
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Anders Bluestone takes Maxie Lee Memorial

on 06/12/2011 2:00 AM
Anders Bluestone and driver George Napolitano Jr. surged through the stretch from mid-pack and held off favorite Buck I St Pat by a neck to win Sunday’s $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial in 1:53.1 at Harrah’s Chester.   Neighsay Hanover got the early lead after battling Looking Hanover through an opening quarter-mile of :27.4. Neighsay Hanover remained on top up the backstretch, trotting to t...
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Obey The Command fastest in DSBF elims

on 06/12/2011 2:00 AM
Lawrence and Barbara Mayer’s Mob Boss ($2.80, Bred Brittingham) was one of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old elimination winners Sunday with a 2:02.4 triumph.   Mob Boss, an altered son of Don Boss Vita-Hornby Belle, sat in the pocket most of the mile before surging by pacesetter Big Award in the stretch. All Shoes on Deck closed for second, while Big...
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Shetler wins four in ISS action at Hoosier

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Shetler turned in an outstanding showing in the third leg of Indiana Sire Stakes action Friday night at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Shetler brought home four winners in the $40,000 events, two of which came from his own barn.   Shetler’s final win of the night came behind Lakeview Fest, a 3-year-old trotting filly that is now two for three in 2011. Owned by Lester Ra...
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Sugar Nips nips 13-year-old Hoosier Park mark

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Sugar Nips and driver Mark Evers established a new track record for older pacing mares Friday in the $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo stopped the timer at 1:50.4, eclipsing the old mark established by Shania and driver Tim Curtin in 1998.   Starting from post seven in the 10-horse lineup, Sugar Nips used early speed to get away third as Aqua A...
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General Mack in control of Newcomer Series

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Fresh off a commanding wire-to-wire victory in last week’s second leg of the Newcomers Series for Illinois conceived-and-foaled pacers Cathy Finn-Kanitz’s good looking 3-year-old General Mack made it two in a row as he led from start to finish while winning Friday’s $15,000 Newcomers Series Final by a 6 3/4 lengths in a career best of 1:55.4 at Maywood Park.   Driven as though defeat ...
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Rocknroll Hanover colts fastest in baby races

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
What does it cost to have an early bloomer? Two year olds were in action in baby races at the Meadowland Saturday morning--19 small fields. Two colts by Rocknroll Hanover were the fastest of the juvenile parade.   Mybrothergeorge, a Rocknroll Hanover colt out of the Cam Fella mare Armbro Ophelia, won by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:56.3 with a :27.1 last panel. Bruce Saunders trains the colt for owne...
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First crops yield winners at Mohawk

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Lis Mara, Stonebridge Regal and Armbro Deuce all had members of their first crops win in qualifying action at Mohawk Racetrack on a cool Saturday morning.   Leading by speed was the appropriately named Thunder Steeler, who won by one length in 1:57.3 (:27.1 last quarter). Luc Ouellette was in the sulky for the Uncirculated Stable. The colt is out of hte Falcon's Future mare Avacal Future. ...
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Saunders still "Lookin" for NA Cup victory

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
As many racing fans remember, last year's top sophomore pacer was the Bruce Saunders-trainee, Rock N Roll Heaven. The son of Rocknroll Hanover ended his career with $2,774,478 and victories in the $500,000 Breeders Crown, $604,000 Tattersalls Pace, $437,100 Messenger and $181,913 Matron Stakes, just to name a few.   However, one major race that Saunders failed to capture was the $1.5 millio...
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Pat Quaglietta dies at age 80

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Pat Quaglietta, 80,  died Thursday, June 9, while struggling to overcome serious medical conditions and complications.  Pat was hospitalized for nearly one month in Astoria Hospital in his native Queens, NY. Quaglietta first came to national attention in the 1970s as a fierce and determined representative of the Pennsylvania horsemen in their struggle for fairness and decency in co...
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Clown's Smile takes Yonkers' pace feature

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Clown's Smile (Eric Goodell) went from understudy to name-above-the-marquee Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving to immediate command from behind the eight-ball, Clown's Smile then gave it up to 4-5 favorite Urgent Action (Jason Bartlett). That one made the lead after a :26.4  opening quarter-mile. Urgent Action then set sail through...
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Silent Swing holds off Ideal Matters in 1:48.4

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Silent Swing and driver Andy Miller used a slingshot move off a perfect trip to capture the $32,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Silent Swing drafted behind the pacesetter Panesthetic before popping out on the final turn and holding off a late charge by Ideal Matters for a neck victory in 1:48.4.   Iam Bonasera snuck up the pylons to finish a neck behind them in thir...
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Big Bad John 4 for 4 after NA Cup elim win

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Powerful Mist, Up The Credit and Big Bad John (above) each scored impressive wins in their $50,000 eliminations Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in preparation for next week's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest race on the continent for 3-year-old pacers.   The Cup elim wins also provided their connections with the all-important right to select a post position for the final, befo...
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All Spirit cruises to Tioga victory in 1:52.2

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
The hometown favorite All Spirit repeated in Saturday night’s $16,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs. Jimmy Marohn Jr. steered All Spirit away from post position number six in a field of six and pressured to the front over a sloppy track in :27.3. As the duo grabbed control of the racetrack, Harper Lee (Howard Parker) applied immediate pressure trying to re-take, but Marohn ...
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Mata Harry finds gap up inside for late rally

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Mata Harry turned an unintended gift from the favorite Highbeta Blue Chip into a 1:51.4 triumph in Saturday night’s $10,000 Open-1 pace at Vernon Downs. Boxed in fourth, three lengths behind the leader Highbeta Blue Chip entering the stretch drive, Mata Harry ($28.40) took advantage of a sudden opening in the inside pylon patch, accelerated through it (final quarter in :27.2 on a “sloppy” tr...
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See You At Peelers wins again--now 17 straight

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
How good is See You At Peelers? Well, her winning time of 1:50.3 on Saturday night at Mohawk in Fan Hanover elimination action would have been good enough to win a North America Cup elim.   See You At Peelers, a 3-year-old filly by Bettor's Delight, made winning look easy once again as she streaked to her 17th straight win on Saturday night.   Just a week off her victo...
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