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Dillander's Indy-Florida commute still paying off

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
He was less than 48 hours removed from winning the $24,000 Mares Open at Indiana's Hoosier Park on Thursday evening with Ultimate Velocity, but it was business as usual for the long-distance road warrior catch-driver Jason Dillander on Saturday night at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Building on his first campaign at The Winter Capital Of Harness Racing, Dillander continue...
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Reynolds stakes for 3YOs held at Pocono

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
Dana’s Sharp Smart and Magnum Kosmos produced the fastest times in their respective classes in Saturday night’s W.N. Reynolds Memorial stakes action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   On Saturday night, there were three Tar Heel divisions of the Reynolds held for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, with purses ranging from $25,967 to $26,367. There were also two Scott Frost divisi...
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Red Hot Scandal's 1:50.4 new lifetime mark

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
Red Hot Scandal saved all the ground, then fired through the Lightning Lane to capture Saturday’s $22,500 Preferred Pace (winners over $10,000 life) The Meadows in a sharp 1:50.4, lowering his lifetime mark a full second.   Red Hot Scandal and trainer-driver Brian Zendt were content to sit third behind Biletnikoff and Here We Go Again, who were strong enough to repel the outside chal...
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19 straight wins for filly See You At Peelers

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers made winning look easy once again as she cruised to her 19th straight triumph in New York Sire Stakes action at Vernon Downs Saturday. This time the 3-year-old pacing filly by Bettor's Delight got the job done with a 1:51.1 effort, which set a new Vernon track mark.   Driver Marcus Johansson floated through the first turn at Vernon with See You At Peelers, but was in cont...
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Dreamfair Eternal sets 1:50.3 stakes record

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
Reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Dreamfair Eternal blazed around the Georgian Downs five-eighths mile  oval to claim full rights to the track record with her 1:50.3 mile in the $111,000 Masters Stakes for aged pacing mares on Saturday night.   Dreamfair Eternal was reunited with Randy Waples in the Masters Stakes. "I wanted to win. That’s all I was thinking [turning for ...
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Time To Roll's 1:51.2 leads NJSS for pacing colts

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
Time To Roll comes by his speed naturally as the 2-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Kikikatie led the speed parade in the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday night, winning in 1:51.2. The first split went to Pet Rock (1:52.3, with a :26 last quarter) while I Fought Dalaw (1:52.1) eked out a nose victory over Ideal Champ.   With Brian Seares driving, Time To Roll got the perf...
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Fantaddy takes Mohawk's Summertime final

on 07/09/2011 2:00 AM
Aged and sophomore pacers stole the show at Mohawk on Saturday night in the $60,000 Beat The Heat Series and Summertime finals.   Junior K scored his second victory of the season and defeated 11 rivals in the inaugural Beat The Heat Pacing Series. The Robin Davies-trained Junior K (Roger Mayotte) was first off the gate and led the field to a :26.3 opening quarter. As the pacers moved into t...
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Fox Valley Sage wins again at Vernon

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Sage turned a textbook trip into a 1:52.2 victory during Thursday night’s $10,000 featured sixth race at Vernon Downs.Starting from the outside in the week’s Open contest for female pacers, Fox Valley Sage ($6.40) stayed in the runner-up position behind the pace-setting newcomer Golden Ace until the final turn, then swooped to the lead and drew off for a 3/4-length triumph.Trainer R...
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Frosh fillies in 257G NYSS Clyde Hirt Pace

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes returned to Westchester Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $257,608 Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies.Six divisions of (primarily) parimutuelly debuting damsels went postward, with Tim Tetrick crossing the river and doubling his pleasure.    Tetrick drove JK Fine Art (1:56.2), who overcame the eight-hole in the $43,068 final event. Two-moving ...
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Steacy believes Foreclosure N ready for big race

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Foreclosure N could provide trainer Mark Steacy with the birthday present of a lifetime if he wins the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Steacy will turn 50 on July 15, the eve before the track's signature event for 3-year-old pacers. His top trainee begins his Pace quest from post two in the first of two $50,000 eliminations on Saturday, July 9. The top five finishers in each of the elims advance to t...
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Jamiesons welcome a Jett to the family

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Ontario-based driver Jody Jamieson and his wife Stephanie are new parents as son Jett was born Thursday night at 9:57 p.m.  Despite a long couple of days waiting for the baby to be born, Jody is scheduled to drive in three New York Sire Stakes contests and an overnight Friday night at Yonkers, and also on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the Meadowlands Pace elims, including behind N...
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Tioga driver tourney to have Meadowlands leg

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
It’s a saying at Tioga that with each year the mission is to do things “bigger and better,”and the fifth annual Drivers’ Championship is no exception. If you think last year’s prize of $25,000 was a nice incentive, listen to this year’s package. The winner at the end of the event will receive $25,000; a commemorative ring from Bow River Jewelry; a trophy from L.V. Harkness, a...
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A legal win for Illinois harness racing

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
The Illinois horse racing industry won a tremendous victory on Friday when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in racing's favor on the three percent funding from the riverboats to horse racing. The vote was 5-3 to release the $20 million currently in escrow to the racing industry.   The Seventh Circuit Court has given the riverboat industry 30 days to a...
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Tioga announces purse increase

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has raised purses beginning with next week’s condition sheet.  Almost all classes received a boost with more attention paid to the upper level conditions.“Entries have thinned out a little since the stakes season has begun, especially in the upper levels,” said director of racing Jason Bluhm. “We hope this purse increase helps attract more horses to help our conditions fil...
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PASS 3FP worth over $200k at The Meadows

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
At The Meadows next Wednesday three-year-old pacing fillies will vie for an impressive $206,710 in total purse money in two divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) – the Romola Hanover. Each division goes for $103,355.In the first division, Fresh Idea, who won the $250,000 Lynch at Pocono on June 4, has the most money earned this season with $176,238 banked thus far and a mark of 1:51.3...
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Injured Moiseyev hopes to return in 3 weeks

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
After suffering a broken fibula in a race accident on July 2 at Mohawk Racetrack, driver Jack Moiseyev is hoping to return to the sulky in three weeks. The Moffat, Ont., resident also stretched three ligaments in his knee, but won’t require surgery or a cast.   "It was a clean break," explained the driver from his home. "I went for an x-ray and an MRI and I’m very fortunate not t...
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Rockratese to get solid test in Town Pro final

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
"She’s not very big, but she sure is a gritty filly." That was the comment veteran trainer/owner Tim Pinske made about Rockratese as she prepares for the $60,000 Town Pro final on July 12 at Mohawk.   The 3-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Merculese captured her $20,000 elimination last week in a lifetime best of 1:52.1. Driven by Jody Jamieson, the three-time winner will begin fr...
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Palone dominates in Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone turned the W.N. Reynolds Memorial races into his own personal playground, winning four of the five divisions held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday night. The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at the track.On Friday night, there were five “Lorraine” divisions of the Reynolds held for two-year-old fillies on the pace. The purses for the races range...
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Cheery Hello daughter wins Tioga feature

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Hello Great Mate and Lewayne Miller used a front-end tactic to take home Friday night’s $16,500 featured fillies  and mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position number three, Miller cut fractions of :27.3 and :58.1 before Mike Micallef moved Billie Bluechip first-over. The field turned down the backside and Miller accelerated through a third quarter in...
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Trotting colt Broad Bahn coasts at Meadowlands

on 07/08/2011 2:00 AM
Broad Bahn, a 3-year-old colt who is eligible to the Hambletonian, won an Open Trot for 3 year olds at the Meadowlands Friday night, racing virtually wire-to-wire in 1:54.3 over a firm sloppy track. George Brennan drove the colt to the win for trainer Noel Daley, with Pastor Stephen finishing second.   Broad Bahn, a son of Broadway Hall, started from post two and took a ...
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