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Ackerman says Creme De Cocoa is ready

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
When 15 sophomore fillies go postward Friday evening for the Elegantimage elims at Mohawk, trainer-driver D.R. Ackerman hopes this is the beginning of another lucrative campaign for Creme De Cocoa. Named by Ackerman’s mother after the chocolate liqueur, the daughter of Chocolatier is living up to her pedigree. As a 2 year old, she made $328,180 with a record of 3-2-2 in 12 starts.   Th...
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SBOANJ scholarship deadline is June 15

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
The deadline is this coming Wednesday, June 15, for applicants wishing to be considered for the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey 2011 college scholarships.   Scholarships, which can range from $2,500 to $5,000, are for qualified students who plan to attend a two or four-year college or university, who are the son or daughter of a full-time participant in New Jers...
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New Meadowlands features on YouTube

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Tarport Hap and Moni Maker are two of the great mares who regularly won against male competition at the Meadowlands Racetrack. In light of See You At Peelers’ victory against the boys in the Rooney last week at Yonkers, Bob Heyden asks the Meadowlands horsemen to weigh in on racing females against males.   Click here to watch on Meadowlands Racetrack’s YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube...
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NYSS 3FP division highlight Mighty M on Monday

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
More great racing is in store for the local fans on Monday afternoon when Monticello Raceway presents eight divisions of  sophomore pacing fillies racing for over $180,000 in New York Sire Stakes action. The fillies will strut their stuff in races one, two, four, five, six, eight, 10 and 12. In all 15 races are carded that afternoon with first post at the usual 12:50 ...
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Dreamfair Eternal ready for Artiscape at Tioga

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
It was just over a year ago that Dreamfair Eternal came into the 2010 Artiscape Pace with almost the identical road mapped out as this year. Last year she had four Open starts under her belt and this year the Artiscape will mark the fourth start of the year for the defending Dan Patch champion.   Anthony Kerwood teamed up with the Patrick Fletcher trainee to become the first horse in the hi...
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Elegant elims to Crys Dream, Beatgoeson Hanover

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Crys Dream (above) continued to show her fabulous form by winning one of two $35,000 Elegantimage eliminations Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. She won in 1:55.1 and Beatgoeson Hanover(1:54.4) took the other elim.   With a scratch of Fitness Girl, a field of six contested the first elimination. Eagle Canada (Doug McNair) wasted little time off the gate as she sed o...
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Dejarmbro 1:54.3 winner at Meadowlands

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt Dejarmbro, who is not eligible to the Hambletonian, stepped up against several Hambletonian eligibles in the Open Trot for 3-year-olds for a purse of $25,000 on Friday night at the Meadowlands.. After slow fractions through the half, driver-trainer Trond Smedshammer accelerated last year's New York Sire Stakes champion to the front, cruising to victory in 1:54.3.   ...
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Winning Mister sets 1:52 Pocono record

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
For Winning Mister, it seemed like he’d never get a win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2011. For George Napolitano Jr., it seemed like he couldn’t lose on Friday night. The pair joined forces to win a $60,000 Open Trot in track-record time at Pocono on Friday. It also turned out to be a record night for Napolitano, who broke the all-time Pocono mark for wins on a single card by a driver wi...
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What's The Hurry takes Scioto F-M feature

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Favored What’s The Hurry gave her backers some anxious moments on Friday night at Scioto Downs but driver Jeremy Smith got her up in the final strides to win the Fillies & Mares Open Pace in 1:53.3. She scored by a head over Shell I Attack with TT’s Little Lass getting third.   Driver J.D. Wengerd sent Shell I Attack to the lead at the start and TT’s Little Lass was following her ...
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Whata Winner, Tomorrowpan win at Yonkers

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Whata Winner (Jim Doherty) rudely gave nothing else a chance Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $43,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from post position five, Whata Winner went right to the big chair, stepping lively through intervals of :27.3, 57.3 and 1:26.4. All the while, Pembroke Prayer (Jason Bartlett) was chasing from the pocket and eight-hole assignee KLM Express (J...
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Vernon's Open trot to Vacation Day

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Feeling the hot breath of several Open-1 challengers at the head of the stretch, Vacation Day slipped into a faster gear and drew off to a 1:55.4 trotting triumph in Friday night’s $10,000 featured 10th event at Vernon Downs. After carving out fractions of :26.4, :56.4 and 1:27.1, Vacation Day ($12.80) was pressured by as many as four contending rivals entering the final furlong. With Fern ...
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Cashmere N Caviar fastest in Currier & Ives

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Cashmere N Caviar brushed to the lead past the quarter and held on late, remaining undefeated in her four-race career as she captured the fastest division of Wednesday’s $120,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows. Celebrity Katie and Im A Centerfold, both piloted by Brett Miller, captured the other $40,000 splits. Cashmere N Caviar moved to the front after ge...
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Bull Durham wins at Pompano

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
As they came down the stretch in the $10,000 purse trotting handicap feature on Wednesday, June 8 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park the only question was which of the two battling 13-1 longshots would win.In the end it was the Tom Sells driven Bull Durham edging by to score in 1:57.4. The 7 year old Wewering-Money Ahead gelding benefited from a following trip until mid-stretch when enough day...
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Proud Yankee glides to Hoosier victory

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Patience has proven to be the best friend for Proud Yankee. The five-year-old trotter is currently in his second year of action and is already back in the winner’s circle, taking home the top prize in the $20,000 Open Trot at Hoosier Park Wednesday, June 8.Guided by Hugh “Sandy” Beatty from post five, Proud Yankee got away mid pack as Sundowner Bob and Ricky Macomber scooted to the front, le...
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Higher And Higher flies at Pocono

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Higher And Higher rebounded from a heartbreaking loss in her previous start for a rallying win in the featured Open pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $60,000.In her previous race, Higher And Higher came up just short for 2nd in the $150,000 final of the Betsy Ross at Chester. Leaving from post #3 in a field of ...
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Hare Craft is Ohio's best in May

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Hare Craft was dominant in a pair of Ohio Sire Stakes legs and those performances earned the gelding the title of "Ohio Horse of the Month."The sophomore son of Yankee Cruiser won the opening OSS leg at Lebanon Raceway in 1:56 and scored a 1:52.3 victory in the Memorial Day leg at Scioto Downs. Hare Craft's only blemish was a neck defeat in the $20,000 James Hackett Memorial Pace at Lebanon.Hare C...
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Winbak Select Sale is Sept. 16

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
The seventh annual Winbak Select Sale will be held on September 16th, 2011. The sale will consist of around 50 of Winbak Farm’s finest pacing and trotting yearlings that will be heading to auction in 2011. Stallions represented in the sale lineup include: Rustler Hanover, Quik Pulse Mindale, CR Commando, Political Briefing, Roddy’s Bags Again, Shotgun Scott, and Three Wizzards. All but the ind...
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John Campbell update

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Even though his injuries turned out to be more severe than originally thought, harness racing’s all-time leading driver John Campbell is on the mend at his New Jersey home. It was reported that Campbell suffered a broken right shoulder and right knee in the Memorial Day accident at Harrah’s Chester.“I’ve got cracked ribs and a broken collarbone,” said Campbell, “But they are underneath...
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Desperate Horsewives filly wins debut

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Beautiful In Blue, a 3-year-old American Ideal filly, won her debut qualifier at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on June 9, by 1 length in 1:56.4. Matt Kakaley handled the driving for trainer Tony Alagna.A $24,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, Beautiful In Blue was purchased by Alagna who then put together a 10-person syndicate made up of women in harness racing and their friends. The syndicate inc...
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Back to the Track features $150,000 Big M Pick 4

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Racing fans will be able to participate in two guaranteed Pick-4 wagers as part of the U.S. Trotting Association’s second annual Back to the Track weekend, July 15-17.   On July 16, Meadowlands Racetrack, through a partnership with the USTA and its Strategic Wagering initiative, will offer a $150,000 guaranteed Pick-4 as part of Meadowland Pace Night. The $1 million featured event will be...
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