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Tetrick bobble head giveaway at Tioga

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will continue its tradition with its annual bobble head giveaway on Drivers’ Championship day which takes place on Sunday, August 28. In 2011 Tioga Downs and its bobblehead sponsor, Winbak Farms, will unveil the re-production of the “Bionic Man” Tim Tetrick in coordination with the fifth edition of the Drivers’ Championship.   “We are honored to re-introduce the Tim Te...
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Takter sends out trio of baby race winners at Meadowlands

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Twelve of the 17 qualifiers Thursday morning at the Meadowlands were for 2 year olds, with the marathon session getting off to a rousing start when Barry Goldstein’s Willow Pond LLC’s Bluff, a daughter of Donato Hanover out of the Breeders Crown champion mare Blur, coasting to a 4 ½-length victory in 1:59.4 for trainer Trond Smedshammer. Trainer Jimmy Takter had three winners among the fres...
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Slave Dream prepping for Titan Cup

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Slave Dream begins his bid for his fourth straight Meadowlands stakes title in the $40,000 prep for the Titan Cup on Friday night.   He will be joined in the third race feature by Arch Madness, Buck I St Pat, Enough Talk, Four Starz Speed and Pilgrims Chuckie.  The six prep race entrants will meet four others - Corleone Kosmos, Lucky Jim and Neighsay Hanover - in the $220,750 Titan Cup...
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NZ's Dunn has 7 drives at Big M Saturday

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Learn more about New Zealand's 21-year-old driving phenom Dexter Dunn as he prepares to make his Meadowlands debut on Saturday, June 25. Dunn is preparing to represent New Zealand in the World Driving Championship, which begins July 31.  He is also about to win his nation's fourth driving championship with a single-season record of 218 (and counting) wins.  Dunn is the youngest comp...
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Freddy is steady in Hoosier open

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Freddyscooter and driver Trace Tetrick held steady in the final strides to take home the top prize in the $24,000 Open Pace Wednesday, June 22 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo covered the one-mile distance in a time of 1:51.3.Starting from post eight, Freddyscooter was ushered out quickly at the start, using a different strategy early on. The six-year-old I Scoot Hanover was still on t...
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14 month drought over for Tom Cango

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Less than two years ago he was the third place finisher in the Kentucky Futurity to Muscle Hill and it's been a bumpy and challenging road back to prosperity for trotter Tom Cango.In the $10,000 purse weekly top trot handicap on Wednesday, June 22 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Richie Simard wheeled the five year old Tom Ridge-B Cor Tamgo son to the lead just past the quarter over Bull Du...
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Octet of divisions in 238G NYSS Art Watson pace

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes stopped by Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night, with the $238,032 Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies.Since See You at Peelers has taken to beating up on a new set of defenseless lasses, tonight offered the chance for other talented members of the statebred sewing circle to grab some glory.Eight divisions--including two early non-bettors--comprised the cotillion.Some Girls Do (Br...
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Kakaley and Burke double up in Pocono Stallion Series

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke joined forces to win a pair of Stallion Series races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday night. There were five divisions held for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, each of which carried a purse of $20,000.Kakaley, Pocono’s leading driver in 2011, and Burke, the nation’s leading trainer, won with Scenic Art in 1:51:4 in the third divisio...
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Deaton scores win 2,000 at Hoosier Park

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Elliott Deaton earned his 2,000th career win at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Tuesday, June 21. Deaton brought home Bigboppr Bluegrass in the second race of the night to reach the milestone.A native of Middletown, Ohio, Deaton first got involved with racing through trips with his parents to nearby Lebanon Raceway. In 1985, he began working around the barns at the age of 20 and started driving i...
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Pena's Yonkers dominance leads to dash lead

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
For the first time in recent memory a name other than Ron Burke appears at the top of the North American trainers’ dash standings. That name is Lou Pena, who currently leads the trainers’ dash standings at Yonkers Raceway, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah’s Chester. One year ago (through June 28, 2010), Burke led the dash standings with 365 victories, well on his way to a record-setti...
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Fleming added to OSAS board of directors

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) is pleased to announce the addition of Ian Fleming to its board of directors. One of the most respected administrators in racing, Ian is currently racing and gaming manager at Western Fair Raceway as well as general manager for Clinton Raceway.   Over the years Ian has worked as race secretary at five of Ontario’s tracks, has been inst...
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Gural signs documents to lease Meadowlands

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
After marathon meetings last Friday and again on Tuesday, Jeff Gural and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey signed Memorandums of Understanding with each other and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). The documents signed late Tuesday pave the way for a formal lease for Gural to lease the Meadowlands. In addition, Morris Bailey and the Thoroughbred ho...
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Sears to drive Roll With Joe in Meadowlands Pace

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
After finishing second in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup last Saturday at Mohawk, Roll With Joe’s next test will be in the Meadowlands Pace eliminations at the Meadowlands. Trainer Ed Hart has confirmed that Brian Sears will be the pilot in the Meadowlands Pace.   "Brian confirmed with me today, that he will drive him in the ‘Pace’ elimination," said Hart. &nbs...
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Yonkers increasing purses across the board

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced across-the-board purse increases as well as condition changes, both taking effect the week of Monday, June 27. Beginning next week, the purse scale ranges from $12,000 for the bottom condition and bottom claimers to $52,000 for the three weekly Open Handicaps (Trot, Pace, Filly and Mare Pace). The current purse range is $10,000 to $43,000.   Also next week, the...
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Has Enough Talk had enough?

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Two-time Dan Patch champion Enough Talk is a career winner of $1.8 million and has a mark of 1:49.3 and has overcome a variety of health and soundness issues in his long career. But now at the age of eight and with a slow start on the season – just one second in five starts – trainer and co-owner Peter Kleinhans is perplexed and frustrated.“Well, I am running out of excuses,” Kleinhans tol...
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Tough starting spot for Pastor Stephen in Beal

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Reigning divisional champion Pastor Stephen, undefeated in three starts this year as a sophomore, drew post eight in Saturday’s inaugural $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Also in the nine-horse field are I’m The Answer and Dejarmbro, like Pastor Stephen winners of their Beal elims last Saturday, who drew posts one and two, respectively. While the Jimmy Takt...
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Big Bad John, four Teague trainees in Hoosier Cup

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
If Big Bad John wants to quickly make amends for his fifth-place finish as the beaten favorite in last Saturday's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, he'll have to do so by contending with post six and four horses out of trainer George Teague Jr.'s barn in this Saturday night's $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park.   Trainer Ron Potter told harnessracing.com earlier th...
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Mystic Desire fastest in PASS 3CP splits

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Mystic Desire, making his first start of the season, posted the fastest winning time of the night in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions raced for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, each of which carried a purse of $70,079.   Mystic Desire hadn’t raced since November, when he romped to a 14-length win in a ...
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Tornado strikes Churchill Downs

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
A tornado touched down in the infield at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., shortly after 8 o'clock Wednesday night, causing damage to buildings and taking down wires before moving through the track's backstretch area. One barn reportedly sustained significant damage while at least five other barns sustained damage.   The Churchill grandstand and famed Twin Spires were not touched by the t...
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Three Martini's, Lucky Land win DSBF elims

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Badlands Racing, George Teague and GP Patel’s Three Martini’s ($3.20, Montrell Teague) and Ben Stafford’s Lucky Land ($2.10, Ben Stafford Jr.) each won $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by George Teague, it was the third straight win for Three Martini’s, this in 1:53.2, who prevailed by two lengths over Dyslexic an...
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