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Russ N Us takes Vernon feature

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
The Saratoga ship-in Russ N Us finished like a whirlwind to capture Friday night’s $10,000 featured 10th race at Vernon Downs.Saving ground along the inside in fourth while How’d That Feel and, later the favorite, Scorpion Moon, took turns cutting out the mile, Russ N Us ($16.60) exploited a gap in the pylon path entering the homestretch and closed like a gate in the wind to defeat the on-comi...
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Go On BB goes on at Hoosier

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
Anyone that thought Go On BB was headed to the brood mare ranks following last season is quickly being silenced. The seven-year-old daughter of Dontgetinmyway is now three for three at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011 and continuing to dominate the top class of female pacers on the property.After winning last week’s $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace by five lengths, Go On BB was handic...
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Big Bad John big in Meadows PASS

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
When Big Bad John and Custard The Dragon drew in the same division of Friday’s $210,234 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, it was eagerly anticipated as an early-season battle of outstanding 3-year-old pacers who aspire to divisional honors. At the top of the heap now lies a big, big man, and that’s John, who passed Custard The Dragon on the lead with a quarter-pole move for Brett M...
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First crop of Donato Hanover do well in big M baby races

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
At the Meadowlands on Saturday, June 4, Real Babe, a Donato Hanover Ray Schnittker-trained and driven daughter of Breeders Crown winner Housethatruthbuilt, won her baby race debut by a nose in 1:59.3. Schnittker followed that win with a crushing 8 1/2 length win with another Donato debutante, Check Me Out, who rolled to a 2:01 win in her baby race Meadowlands event.A Yankee Glide winner, Guccio, t...
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Owhatanite for Toscano Stable in Lismore

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
JK Owhatanite went from pocket to paydirt on Saturday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway's $197,634 Lismore Pace for 3-year-old fillies.   Leaving from post position five, she was stuffed into an early seat by pole-sitting Honky Tonk Woman (George Brennan). The even-money favorite put down a pedestrian pedal, to the tune of a :28.3 opening quarter-mile and :57.3 intermission. &nbs...
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Fresh Idea surprises in Lynch Memorial

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
 Fresh Idea saved her first win of 2011 for a good time, as the filly surprised a field of 3-year-old filly stars in the $250,000 James Lynch Memorial Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The daughter of Western Hanover is a full sister to the 2006 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace champion Charley Barley.   Leaving from post position three as a 9-2 shot in a f...
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Storm forcel Scioto to cancel Sat. after four

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
An electrical storm with torrential rains and high winds swept over Scioto Downs on Saturday night, knocking out a nearby power grid. That forced Scioto to cancel its 10-race card after just four events.   In the evening’s third race, Stubbysleisureguy came from far back to win by a length in 1:54.3. Starting from post 10 in the second tier, the pacer tipped three wide in the final turn t...
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Tioga broom out for Raymer/Marohn

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Tyler Raymer and driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. made a clean sweep of the opening legs of the William Auto Trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.    In the first division, Hoboken Sonny went right down the road through fractions of :29, :57.4, and 1:26.4 before opening up on the field and drawing clear to win by opening lengths in 1:55.4. Westside Lindy (Howard Parker) got up for seco...
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See You At Peelers Makes Rooney History

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted a Sweet 16 celebration Saturday night...and the guest of honor did nit disappoint. The undefeated filly See You At Peelers beat the boys and made 'em cry, winning the $307,734 Art Rooney Pace for 3 year olds in convincing fashion.   With Marcus Johansson driving for his father-in-law, trainer Jimmy Takter, "Peelers" made short work of the 21st edition of the Rooney wh...
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Big Jim upset in Somebeachsomewhere split

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
Upsets dominated the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk. All three divisions offered legitimate, high-profile favorites that were defeated by up-and-coming stars.   In the first division, Up The Credit beat heavy favorite Big Jim in a 10-1 shocker. The Western Terror colt got under the wire in 1:49, a career best and stakes-record clocking, 1 ¼ lengths in front of his riva...
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Sugar's Pride scores 13-1 upset at Pompano

on 06/04/2011 2:00 AM
The trend of double digit longshot winners in the Saturday evening pacing feature continued on the June 4 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   A ground-saving trip from third on the inside proved to be the winning tactic for Sugar's Pride as he collared the favored pacesetter Four Starz Bling in rein to Wally Hennessey. Chuck Connor Jr. waited until midstretch to fan out widest...
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Tetrick scores a Hoosier quintet

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Trace Tetrick earned five wins on the program Thursday, June 2. The 24-year-old reinsman has been consistently climbing the charts and his recent success has placed him in second on the list of leading drivers for 2011.A native of Geff, Ill., Tetrick began driving full time following his high school graduation in 2005. He spent his first full season at Hoosier Park in 2006 and grabbed the leading ...
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New track, driver for Beatgoeson Hanover in Casual Breeze

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Beatgoeson Hanover will make her Canadian debut on Friday, June 3 at Mohawk Racetrack in one of two Casual Breezedivisions for three-year-old trotting fillies.Beatgoeson Hanover will be looking to make it two-for-two in her sophomore season. Off of a win on May 26 in her 2011 debut, trainer Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman thinks his filly is ready for the Campbellville oval.“She raced good at The Mea...
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Lost Symbol finds Big M winner's circle

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Lost Symbol stood out among the group of fillies after capturing her third straight win of the season with ease in the second division. Under the guidance of driver-trainer Trond Smedshammer, Lost Symbol rushed to the lead at the half and pulled away in the stretch to a 3 1/2-length victory in 1:56, ahead of runner-up Wincinnatti. James G. Wilhite Jr. of Lexington, KY owns the daughter of Yankee G...
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Fox Valley Sage a Vernon winner

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Sage surged to a second straight score in Thursday night’s $10,000 featured 10th race at Vernon Downs.Fresh off a 2:01 tally at Yonkers Raceway on May 27, Fox Valley Sage ($11.60) rallied from second in the final strides to nip the oncoming Blueridge Betty (last week’s winner in this fillies and mares Open pace) by a head in a 1:54.4 effort.  Hidden Touch, who led for most of t...
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Conditions right for Pastor Stephen at Pocono

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
It’s not often a Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year can be found in an overnight as a sophomore, but that’s the case on Friday as Pastor Stephen, the 2010 divisional champion, has drawn post five in a $20,000 conditioned trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Although the primary condition of the race is non-winners of $17,000 in the last five starts, the seven-time winner Pastor Stephen fit...
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First Donato Hanover filly qualifies at Meadows

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Art Song Hanover earned the distinction Friday morning in a 2-year-old qualifier at The Meadows of being the first offspring of 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover to make an appearance on the racetrack. On Saturday morning another seven foals of Donato Hanover are scheduled to start in baby races at the Meadowlands. With Mike Wilder driving for trainer and co-owner Dan Altmeyer, Art Song Hanov...
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Chocolatier 2 year old wins Mohawk qualifier

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Twenty-one 2 year olds made their first qualifying appearances, Friday morning at Mohawk. It was the Blair Burgess-trained Southwind Warsaw who took the first qualifier. Burgess drove the bay trotter, a son of Chocolatier-Win B, in gate-to-wire fashion through fractions of :33.2, 1:04.2, 1:33.4, stopping the clock in 2:02.4.   The second qualifier was won by the Mario Macri-trained Boysgo...
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Merriman 'In The Sulky' on Saturday

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Top Ohio reinsman Aaron Merriman will be the In The Sulky guest on Meadowlands Racetrack's Saturday pre-card broadcast.   Merriman, 32, has five drives on the Saturday card.  The young reinsman is a four-time leading driver at Northfield Park and has career totals of 4,689 wins and $20.5 million in earnings.  Merriman broke both of his wrists and left elbow in a racing accident la...
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Manofmanymissions wins 1st of year in NJSS

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Manofmanymissions may not be trotting on all four cylinders yet, but he certainly got the job done in his 2011 debut.   The son of Yankee Glide was under wraps in winning the first of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. With driver Andy Miller at the lines, Manofmanymissions got into gear ...
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