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Bartlett to be out of action a while longer

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett, recovering from an Independence Day auto accident while Yonkers Raceway-bound, has provided another status update. The Yonkers Raceway's three-time defending driving champion--who suffered head and (left) eye injuries--has been through an array of tests from any number of specialists.   According to Bartlett, he continues to suffer from headaches, but his vision is...
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Autumn Escapade favored in Armbro Flight elim

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
When Autumn Escapade lines up behind the gate for her $50,000 Armbro Flight elimination on Friday evening at Mohawk, David Miller, her driver and owner, will be in the unfamiliar position of observer, watching from the drivers' room at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.   A 6-year-old daughter of Victory Sam-Winning Colors K, Autumn Escapade, who'll have Mark MacDonald in the sulky, has retur...
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Kentucky Downs approved to add Instant Racing

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Thursday unanimously gave approval to the Kentucky Downs Thoroughbred racetrack to install 200 Instant Racing Machines. The KHRC last fall approved regulations under its pari-mutuel rules to allow the slot machine-like machines that allow players to make wagers on previously-run races without knowing the outcome, with those rules going into effect Jul...
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Donato's trainer has a fast Donato colt

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
One of the fastest 2-year-old trotters this season is named Power Play, and he used a move indicative of his name to take control of a qualifying race at the Meadowlands this morning and then sprint home his last quarter in :27.2 to win by 12 ½ lengths in 1:56.3 with Andy Miller in the sulky.   Julie Miller trains the royally-bred Donato Hanover-Mystical Sunshine colt for an ownership grou...
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Hoosier Park closes out 2011 meet Saturday

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will close out its 2011 Standardbred meet Saturday, July 16 with athletic stars of all kinds. Tagged as Hoosier Champions, the evening will include purse money in excess of $1.2 million and offer numerous giveaways and appearances, including a meet and greet session with Matt Howard from Butler University’s record-making NCAA basketball team.   Howard, a n...
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Carr using Big Jim to create new fans

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
When Tim Nagle and his wife, Dolores, brought their grandson Kyle to Meadowlands Racetrack on May 28, they hoped to pick a few winners. They never thought they would end up in the winner's circle. Yet that is where the Nagles found themselves after Big Jim won the $400,000 New Jersey Classic. Big Jim's owner, Jim Carr, brought the family into the winner's circle and put Kyle front and center for t...
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Tetrick sets 'world record' at Meadowlands

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick set a "world record" for one-mile racetracks Thursday night at the Meadowlands as the winner of more than 9,300 races became the first person to announce a race and then 20 minutes later drive the winner of the next race.   Tetrick drove Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Chester but left the Pennsylvania track following the seventh race at approximately 2:30 to ensur...
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Freshman trot records fall at Tioga

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman trotters rolled into Tioga Downs for a special Thursday night race card in the Tompkins-Geers stakes. When the dust settled multiple track records had fallen victim to some impressive 2-year-old trotters.   Leading the way for the freshman trotting fillies was Check Me Out from the always powerful Ray Schnittker stable who brought 15 freshman to Tioga Downs for the Geers. Check Me...
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Colt hoping to be bestofbest in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/14/2011 2:00 AM
Bestofbest Hanover may be small in stature, but he has big talent. The Quebec-owned and trained colt will try to use his strong late brush to catch a piece of the $1 million jackpot in the Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night.   Bestofbest Hanover will start from post nine with driver Mike Lachance in the sulky. He is rated at 15-1 on the morning line for the connections of trainer Danie...
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Pink Magic wins 4th straight at the Meadows

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Pink Magic assumed the lead with a quarter-pole move and paced easily away to her fourth straight victory in a division of Tuesday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old fillies was conducted over three divisions, with Macapelo Rose and Hot List taking the other $20,000 splits. In a statistical oddity, all three divisions went in 1:53. Ham...
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Swinging Beauty captures Town Pro Final

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Doug McNair gave Swinging Beauty a new lifetime best of 1:52 as she captured the $60,000 Town Pro final Tuesday evening at Mohawk.From The Start (Rick Zeron) established early command as she took her nine rivals past the opening quarter in :27.3. Swinging Beauty was enjoying the pocket trip with longshot Done Fooln Witcha (Mario Baillargeon) sitting third.Heading towards the half, driver Jo...
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Mc Attaboy excels in Reynolds

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Mc Attaboy burned his way to his third straight win to start his career and posted the night’s fastest time among the 2-year-old colts and gelding pacers in the W.N. Reynolds Memorial stakes races on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Tuesday night’s Reynolds races were the culmination of Grand Circuit Week at the track.There were seven “The Solicitor” Reynolds divisions held on...
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A six pack for Jamieson at Mohawk

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
The two-time O’Brien Award winning driver, Jody Jamieson, had a productive Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as he found the winner’s circle six times on the 11-race program.Woodbine Entertainment Group’s (WEG) leading driver had back-to-back victories with Dry Gulch (1:53.1) for trainer Tracy Brainard in the second race followed by the Pat Hunt-trained Mystic Allure (1:55.3) in the third ...
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SOA of NY presents $8,000 in scholarships

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
 In the days surrounding Yonkers Raceway's signature event, The Yonkers Trot, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York proudly presented two superior college students with the Association's 2011-2012 Scholarship Awards.   The $5,000 scholarship winner, Christine Miecuna, has just completed her third year of study at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Ms. M...
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Crys Dream's positive for antidepressant

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
The connections of Crys Dream have had their request for a stay on the 90-day suspension the filly trotter received from the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) as a result of a positive test denied by ORC executive director John L. Blakney. Although Crys Dream was not eligible for this Friday's Delvin Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands, she was entered by trainer Henrik Hollsten into a...
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Il Villaggio dazzles in Canadian record 1:51.4

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Il Villaggio is one of 10 older trotters entered in the $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot July 23 at Mohawk Racetrack, and the 4-year-old son of Yankee Glide showed he might be an unexpected force to be reckoned with after posting a Canadian and Mohawk record-equaling 1:51.4 victory Tuesday night. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Il Villaggio moved to the lead before the half and drew clear to win by 7 ½ lengths ...
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Running Aces to pay for horses entered

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Two full weeks of racing programs at Running Aces Harness Park have now been cancelled due to the current Minnesota state government shutdown (including the layoff of the Minnesota Racing Commission employees required to conduct racing), caused by a state budget impasse between the governor and the legislature.   In response to the prolonged crisis, Running Aces Harness Park and Minnesota H...
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Sears on Up The Credit; Brett Miller on Westwardho

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
With several drives Saturday night at Mohawk in Breeders Championship eliminations and behind Laughandbehappy in the Roses Are Red elimination and Lucky Jim in the Maple Leaf Trot prep, Jody Jamieson will remain in Canada and not drive either Meadowlands Pace starter Westwardho Hanover or Pace consolation starter Up The Credit at the Meadowlands. While Brett Miller will now drive the Tim Pinske-t...
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Pace would be father-son moment for Teagues

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
When trainer George Teague Jr. hands Custard The Dragon's lines to the youngest driver to ever compete in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace final on Saturday, he will have nothing but confidence in the 20 year old. The fact that the 20 year old is his son, Montrell, makes it all the more special.   "I think I'd be in trouble if he didn't have the talent, but I feel very confident having him d...
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Big M Club will try to "Beat The Boss (Gural)"

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Members of the Big M Club at the Meadowlands will have a chance Friday, July 22, to win a $1,000 betting voucher if they can do one simple thing: Out-handicap Jeff Gural in the “Beat The Boss” Handicapping Challenge. Eligible to Big M Club members only, persons who out-handicap Gural will be eligible for a drawing held the following day to win the $1,000 voucher. Ties will not be entered into...
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