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Beatgoeson Hanover to take on Lady Rainbow

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Beatgoeson Hanover will make her Canadian debut on Friday, June 3, at Mohawk Racetrack in one of two Casual Breeze divisions for 3-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 a...
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Rampage Jackson's 1:52.1 fastest in Stallion Series

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Rampage Jackson saved all the ground, then blew past the field late to score in a stakes-fastest 1:52.1 in Thursday’s $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over seven divisions, with Voice Of Truth, McRusty, Jolly Jubiter, Sharp West Hanover, McMarvel and Hacienda also capturing splits. Dave Palone fashione...
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Horseplayers, Tioga hosting "Pool Party"

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) Harness Racing Division “HANA Harness” are holding a "Pool Party" on Sunday, June 12, when some of America’s best free-for-all pacing horses and mares will be competing in the $200,000 (estimated) Bettor’s Delight and $200,000 (estimated) Artiscape, respectively. The featured wager of the Pool Party will b...
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3YO Whiskey Tax starts in NJSS Friday

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Whiskey Tax is one of nine Hambletonian eligibles who will step out in the first round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday, June 3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The Revenue gelding, trained and co-owned by Tom Durand, will make his Meadowlands debut in the fifth race, the second of two $22,000 NJSS divisons on the card.  Rated at 4-1, he w...
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Green 3YO trotting fillies get seasoning in NJSS

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Lost Symbol (above) was a 1:56.1 winner in New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Thursday night.  All three NJSS winners were lightly raced as 2 year olds. The other winners were Hey Mister (1:56) and Tawesome More (1:56.4).   The first split went to Hey Mister, a daughter of Muscles Yankee and the stakes-winning Pick Me Up. Brian Sears sent the filly first-ov...
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Blue Porsche wins sophomore debut

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Blue Porsche, with regular pilot Trevor Ritchie, scored a comfortable 1:54 victory tonight in an overnight event at Mohawk.The O’Brien Award winner captured the $539,000 Valley Victory final last year for trainer Blair Burgess and owners Karin Olsson Burgess, Bob Burgess and Blue Porsche Stables.Ritchie headed for the pylons in the early going, as Classic Alana (Rick Zeron) cleared to the lead p...
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Glam Cam conquers Florida's top class

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Her ascent began with the move into the care of Pompano's perennial top conditioner Dan Hennessey back on March 29 and on the May 31 program pacing mare Glam Cam emphatically announced her arrival as the new queen of the South Florida pacing mares.In the $14,000 purse weekly top class event for her kind at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Glam Cam sat last in the field of seven as Bryan's Idea...
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Brett Miller looks for NA Cup glory

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
With the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup less than three weeks away, driver Brett Miller doesn’t want to be a bridesmaid like last year.The Ohio native piloted We Will See to a second-place finish last year for trainer Sam DePinto, paying $21.40.Now, one year later, Miller believes Big Bad John has enough talent and speed to be a top threat for this year’s edition.The 3-year-old son of We...
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WEG announces new pacing series

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced a new pacing series for 4-year-olds and older, non-winners of $25,000 in 2011 (Winners over $100,000 in 2010 ineligible). The Beat The Heat Pacing Series will begin on Saturday, June 25.   The series will consist of two legs for a purse of $20,000 each with the first leg on June 25 and the second on July 2. Twelve horses with the highest money ea...
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See You At Peelers on Tioga TV show

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old filly pacer See You At Peelers is the talk of harness racing these days. After she won the Empire Breeders Classic last weekend at Tioga Downs, the filly's trainer, Jimmy Takter proclaimed, "She’s the Zenyatta of the pacing world.”   See You at Peelers and the rest of the Empire Breeders’ Classic races at Tioga and Vernon Downs highlight the ne...
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Tattersalls entry deadline Friday, June 10

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Tattersalls is accepting entries for its July 17 Mixed Sale, which will be held at the Meadowlands on Meadowlands Pace weekend. With the track’s signature race the night before, the sale is a popular shopping destination. Entries close on Friday, June 10. Horses may be entered online at www.tattersallsredmile.com, faxed to 914-773-1633, or by calling 914-773-7777. (Tattersalls) 
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Meadowlands lease deal is nearly complete

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
New Jersey Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento told John Brennan of northjersey.com Wednesday afternoon that a deal finalizing the lease agreement of the Meadowlands Racetrack by the state to Jeff Gural is on its way to completion. It had been hoped that the deal would be finalized by June 1.   Luchent said his understanding was that Gural and h...
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PASS record for Cashmere N Caviar

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Cashmere N Caviar, who strenuously objected to her lessons last year, showed how much she has matured Wednesday at The Meadows when she captured a division of the $202,935 Stenographer in a stakes-record 1:55.3.   The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies was contested over three divisions, with Celebrity Katie and Hot Off The Press taking the other $67,645 splits. Cashme...
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Erv Miller 'In The Sulky' on Friday night

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Erv Miller will join Meadowlands Racetrack’s Friday pre-card broadcast to discuss Manofmanymissions’ 2011 debut in the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Fans can e-mail questions for Miller to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast can be watched live from the Paddock Level television set or online at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com beginning at 6:...
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Meadowlands to host Big M/Mohawk NHHC qualifier

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will team with Mohawk Racetrack to host its final National Harness Handicapping Championship qualifier of the season on Saturday, June 18.   An estimated $12,000* in prize money and seats in the NHHC will be up for grabs at the Meadowlands-Mohawk Challenge. The tournament is $200 to enter and requires players to bet 10 races from the Meadowlands and Mohawk, including ...
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Keystone Thomas goes gate to wire at Pompano

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
A heads-up, well-rated steer by veteran reinsman Walter Ross Jr. told the tale in the mid-week trotting feature for a $10,000 purse highlighting the Wednesday program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Subbing for the injured Bruce Ranger in the bike, Ross guided Keystone Thomas through fractions of :28, :57.4, 1:27.3 and 1:56.2. After disposing of the mild first-over bid of Basebal...
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Maravich sets Harrington track record

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Michael Casalino and Dylan Davis’ Maravich ($2.80, Jon Roberts) set a new 4-year-old track record for trotting geldings Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:56.2 triumph.   The 4-year-old Lockkeeper gelding settled off the pace early as Safari Heat set a hot pace. Maravich hit his best gear approaching three-quarters and surged by the leader and opened up three lengths at the wire ove...
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John Campbell breaks shoulder, knee

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Paula Campbell, the wife of Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that her husband suffered a broken shoulder and broken knee as a result of an accident in the ninth race, a division of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old colt trotters, Monday afternoon at Harrah’s Chester. The spill occurred when the David Miller-driven Somedancer Hanover, who wa...
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Podcasts available at Brittany website

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Did you miss last weekend's "Saturday Night at the Races" broadcast on SiriusXM? Or would you like to listen to the show to find out more about it? Brittany Farms has last week's show, and will soon have an archive of all future shows, available for download on its website, www.britfarms.com.Brittany Farms is one of the radio show's sponsors, and farm owner George Segal and manager Art Zubrod beli...
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49 eligible to North America Cup

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
An elite group of 49 horses remain eligible to the 28th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events. Headlining this year's talented group is Big Jim, who captured the $400,000 New Jersey Classic this past Saturday at the Meadowlands.   The son of Western Ideal-Bold Pink has lifetime earnings of $1,046,580 for owner James Carr. &nb...
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