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Fashion Delight MIA in NA Cup

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
When the entries became available for this year's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one horse who was expected to be entered was Fashion Delight. However, according to trainer Jim Campbell, he decided not to enter the six-time winner due to a minor injury.   "He suffered an abscess in his front-right foot after his victory in the Empire Breeders at Tioga Downs," the veteran trainer sa...
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Three elims each for Fan Hanover, Goodtimes

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
In addition to the trio of eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, this Saturday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack will also feature three eliminations for the Goodtimes 3-Year-Old Colt Trot and three eliminations for the Fan Hanover 3-Year-Old Filly Pace.   Reigning O'Brien Award winner Blue Porsche drew post five in the first of the three Goodtimes elims for trainer Blair ...
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Lisagain one ups brother Lis Mara in Des Smith

on 06/06/2011 2:00 AM
Lisagain survived an early speed battle en route to capturing the 30th edition of the Des Smith Classic Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and in doing so he erased the Canadian record for older pacing horses set at Rideau by his older brother Lis Mara in the 2006 edition of the Des Smith.   Driven by Sylvain Filion and trained by Erv Miller, Lisagain, a 5-year-old son of D...
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Dewey Degree scholarship to Shawn Harvey

on 06/06/2011 2:00 AM
The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced that Shawn Harvey is the recipient of the 2011 edition of the Dewey Degree College Scholarship.   Shawn Harvey is from Imperial, Pa., and is currently attending the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, majoring in Sports Marketing. He is a frequent member of the Deanâ...
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Fawkes springs 48-1 Currier & Ives upset

on 06/06/2011 2:00 AM
The equine Fawkes (pictured) won the Currier & Ives at The Meadows in 1:55.3 Monday afternoon, pulling off a 48-1 explosion.   In 1605, Guy Fawkes gained fame of sorts in a failed effort to blow up the British House of Lords. Monday at The Meadows, the equine Fawkes gained his own measure of fame when he blew up the toteboard in the $125,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old colt and ge...
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Dutch Richman strong in Cardinal final

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Last season’s Orange & Blue champion Dutch Richman continued to draw the attention of Illinois racing fans as he rolled to a two-length decision in a blistering 1:51.3 in Saturday’s $54,500 Cardinal Stake final for 3-year-old state-bred pacing colts at Balmoral Park.   Hustled away from post position six by driver Marcus Miller the son of Richess Hanover-Fox Valley Estella wound up ...
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Nine NYSS 3CT divisions on tap Tuesday at Monticello

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
In what can be billed as a day for the sport's purists, Monticello Raceway will present nine divisions of sophomore trotting colts and geldings in the rich New York Sire Stakes program on Tuesday afternoon. That day the 3-year-old trotters will race for a total purse of nearly $180,000.   "When you are the first leg of a new Sire Stakes season the horses come from near and far to test the w...
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Storyeum tells winning tale in Tioga Open

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon’s $16,500 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs saw Storyeum and Ed Hensley leave from post position four in a field of seven and settle in the pocket behind 2-5 favorite He’s Gorgeous (Greg Merton).   However, Hensley was not happy with the pocket trip and moved Storyeum right back to the front through fractions of :56 and 1:24.3. Heavy favorite He’s Gorgeous sat the two...
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Muscles Yankee 3 year old wins by 11 in Scioto debut

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Filly Power unleashed a strong closing kick to pass three horses in the final hundred yards to win the Ohio Lottery Race of the Day at Scioto Downs on Sunday. Jonas Hershberger drove her to victory in 1:59.3 for owner-trainer Kenneth Berger.   Jack Dailey left fastest of all with the 7-2 shot Whatsupwiththat and the SJ's Caviar gelding looked like a winner as they turned for home. As he beg...
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Neighsay Hanover captures Maxie Lee leg

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Neighsay Hanover scored a 1:54 victory in Sunday afternoon's $40,000 single division of the second leg of the Maxie Lee Memorial Series for open trotters at Harrah's Chester. Driven by Jeff Gregory, Neighsay Hanover crossed the wire less than a half length better than Buck I St. Pat as a mild 5-1 longshot on the toteboard.   Gregory had Neighsay Hanover on top by the :57.4 ha...
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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 ÂĽ lengths in front of his riva...
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