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Rocknroll Hanover colts fastest in baby races

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
What does it cost to have an early bloomer? Two year olds were in action in baby races at the Meadowland Saturday morning--19 small fields. Two colts by Rocknroll Hanover were the fastest of the juvenile parade.   Mybrothergeorge, a Rocknroll Hanover colt out of the Cam Fella mare Armbro Ophelia, won by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:56.3 with a :27.1 last panel. Bruce Saunders trains the colt for owne...
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First crops yield winners at Mohawk

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Lis Mara, Stonebridge Regal and Armbro Deuce all had members of their first crops win in qualifying action at Mohawk Racetrack on a cool Saturday morning.   Leading by speed was the appropriately named Thunder Steeler, who won by one length in 1:57.3 (:27.1 last quarter). Luc Ouellette was in the sulky for the Uncirculated Stable. The colt is out of hte Falcon's Future mare Avacal Future. ...
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Saunders still "Lookin" for NA Cup victory

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
As many racing fans remember, last year's top sophomore pacer was the Bruce Saunders-trainee, Rock N Roll Heaven. The son of Rocknroll Hanover ended his career with $2,774,478 and victories in the $500,000 Breeders Crown, $604,000 Tattersalls Pace, $437,100 Messenger and $181,913 Matron Stakes, just to name a few.   However, one major race that Saunders failed to capture was the $1.5 millio...
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Pat Quaglietta dies at age 80

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Pat Quaglietta, 80,  died Thursday, June 9, while struggling to overcome serious medical conditions and complications.  Pat was hospitalized for nearly one month in Astoria Hospital in his native Queens, NY. Quaglietta first came to national attention in the 1970s as a fierce and determined representative of the Pennsylvania horsemen in their struggle for fairness and decency in co...
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Clown's Smile takes Yonkers' pace feature

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Clown's Smile (Eric Goodell) went from understudy to name-above-the-marquee Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving to immediate command from behind the eight-ball, Clown's Smile then gave it up to 4-5 favorite Urgent Action (Jason Bartlett). That one made the lead after a :26.4  opening quarter-mile. Urgent Action then set sail through...
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Silent Swing holds off Ideal Matters in 1:48.4

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Silent Swing and driver Andy Miller used a slingshot move off a perfect trip to capture the $32,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Silent Swing drafted behind the pacesetter Panesthetic before popping out on the final turn and holding off a late charge by Ideal Matters for a neck victory in 1:48.4.   Iam Bonasera snuck up the pylons to finish a neck behind them in thir...
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Big Bad John 4 for 4 after NA Cup elim win

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Powerful Mist, Up The Credit and Big Bad John (above) each scored impressive wins in their $50,000 eliminations Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in preparation for next week's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest race on the continent for 3-year-old pacers.   The Cup elim wins also provided their connections with the all-important right to select a post position for the final, befo...
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All Spirit cruises to Tioga victory in 1:52.2

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
The hometown favorite All Spirit repeated in Saturday night’s $16,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs. Jimmy Marohn Jr. steered All Spirit away from post position number six in a field of six and pressured to the front over a sloppy track in :27.3. As the duo grabbed control of the racetrack, Harper Lee (Howard Parker) applied immediate pressure trying to re-take, but Marohn ...
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Mata Harry finds gap up inside for late rally

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
Mata Harry turned an unintended gift from the favorite Highbeta Blue Chip into a 1:51.4 triumph in Saturday night’s $10,000 Open-1 pace at Vernon Downs. Boxed in fourth, three lengths behind the leader Highbeta Blue Chip entering the stretch drive, Mata Harry ($28.40) took advantage of a sudden opening in the inside pylon patch, accelerated through it (final quarter in :27.2 on a “sloppy” tr...
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See You At Peelers wins again--now 17 straight

on 06/11/2011 2:00 AM
How good is See You At Peelers? Well, her winning time of 1:50.3 on Saturday night at Mohawk in Fan Hanover elimination action would have been good enough to win a North America Cup elim.   See You At Peelers, a 3-year-old filly by Bettor's Delight, made winning look easy once again as she streaked to her 17th straight win on Saturday night.   Just a week off her victo...
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Little Maeve, Grannie Nannie win at Maywood

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
After three days of stifling heat and humidity conditions were much different on Thursday night at Maywood Park with winds howling out of the north and temperatures in the low 50’s after heavy rains early in the day. That did not slow down the action though as the “ladies” of the sport were featured in a $10,000 Filly Maywood Pace elimination with the top seven finishers returning on Friday,...
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Brennan wins 8 at Yonkers

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's soggy 10-race Thursday night card saw driver George Brennan win eight races, while trainer Lou Pena win seven.After neither had a player in the opener, they combined to win the next four races. Ringside Lauryn ($2.60), despite an early break, won the $14,000, second-race trot (2:06.2 for the mile-and-one-sixteenth), then BC's Jesse ($3.80) won the $10,000, third-race pace (added-...
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Rock'em rolls in Summer Survivor series

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
The second bracket of the Summer Survivor Series for 3-year-old conditioned pacers was contested amid fierce thundershowers on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Rock'em rolled to his third straight win with a bold first over attack in the seventh race division.  Driven by David Miller, Rock'em got into gear at the half and motored to a 1:52.3 clocking over a sloppy track.  Morality...
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Allard assesses weekend starters

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Rene Allard has a busy weekend on tap with his burgeoning stable at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  The 24-year-old from Saint-Esprit, Quebec rates his roster of Friday and Saturday night contenders:FridayRace 6 - Fillies And Mares Conditioned Pace8 - McFlirty"Back in March, I started watching her and she could pace around 1:51.  Then, she dropped from the Preferred to race for a $30...
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Hidden Touch scores in Vernon debut

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Hidden Touch earned her initial Vernon Downs victory, and the lion’s share of a $10,000 purse, in Thursday night’s main event at the central New York harness track.John Cummings, Jr. did the steering for trainer Megan Wilson in the week’s Open feature for female pacers as Hidden Touch ($19.80) drafted along behind the pace-setting She’s Everything until the stretch drive, and then got up i...
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Flipper J's 1:53.2 fastest in NYSS at Monticello

on 06/10/2011 2:00 AM
Flipper J was a good 2-year-old pacer and in just his third start this year  when Jason Bartlett guided him to a 1:53.2 victory in their division of the $180,000 NY Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on June 9 one can easily assume that the son of Art Major  in for an even better year in 2011.   With owner Kenny Jacobs joining in the winner's circle, ceremony Bartlett could be...
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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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