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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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Ryder may have Hambo horse in Charlie De Vie

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
Chris Ryder has never started a horse in the Hambletonian, but that could change this year with Charlie De Vie. Still, the longtime trainer is not focusing on trotting’s $1.5 million prestigious event, which is approaching quickly.   “It kind of crept up on me a bit,” Ryder said. “As a trainer, I just try to focus on the horse and leave it at that. If I’m going into the Hambo, I...
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USTA guaranteed Pick 4s have raised handle

on 07/13/2011 2:00 AM
The $25,000 guaranteed Pick-4 on Friday, July 15, that’s a centerpiece of this weekend’s Back To The Track promotion is the latest installment in a U.S. Trotting Association (USTA)-sponsored initiative that has been successful in raising handle on Pick-4 wagers at selected tracks by a collective 103 percent. Since April of this year, the USTA has covered any possible losses to 13 different t...
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A Trio Of OSS Gold elims contested

on 07/12/2011 2:00 AM
Twenty-five freshmen pacing fillies converged on Mohawk Racetrack, Monday evening, for a trio of Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations.Class Of O Nine remains undefeated in three lifetime starts after capturing her $40,000 elimination for Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh. Last Luck (Rick Zeron) took the field to the first turn, but it was Breezin On Bye (Luc Ouellette) who pulled the pocket and ...
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That's Justice repeats in Tioga Open

on 07/12/2011 2:00 AM
Phil Fluet and That’s Justice took home the featured $16,500 Open Handicap pace on Monday evening, for the second straight week. Leaving from post position number five, Fluet settled That’s Justice in fourth along the pylons as Lahaye (Brandon Simpson) stepped out to an early lead with favorite Winbak Dimensions (Jimmy Marohn Jr.) settling in second through an opening panel of 27. Lahaye conti...
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Warrawee Needy breaks, still wins OSS elim

on 07/12/2011 2:00 AM
Handicappers at Rideau Carleton Raceway were spot on with their selections in Monday’s $40,000 OSS Gold Series eliminations for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, as Best Ears and Warrawee Needy got the job done in their respective assignments.   Warrawee Needy, who was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the second elim, nearly gave his backers--and his connections--cardiac arr...
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Shoeing change for "Cheddar" for Pace final

on 07/12/2011 2:00 AM
Having enjoyed successes over the years, horse owner Steve Calhoun and trainer Casie Coleman will try and take it a step further and make history on Saturday.   Coleman, Canada's four-time Trainer of the Year, including the last two seasons, will attempt to become the first female trainer to win the $1 million Meadowlands Pace when Betterthancheddar goes to the gate Saturday night at Meadow...
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