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All Spirit wins Tioga feature

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
All Spirit returned to her winning ways Friday night at Tioga Downs in the $16,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace.   The 5-year old daughter of Bettor’s Delight–Spirit Of Ivy used her usual tactics to come from off the pace and catch a second-over trip through a half in :56.2. As the field reached three quarters Pure Desire and Greg Merton were still in command in 1:24.3 but Maroh...
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Gem of a race for Ocean Pearl at Scioto

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
Ohio Hall of Fame Chip Noble knows that the front end is the place to be if you have the best horse, and that’s exactly where he put Ocean Pearl at the start of the Buckeye Lake Pacing Series at Scioto Downs on Friday night.   The 3-year-old pacing filly did the rest as she backed down the middle half-mile, then sprinted away in the homestretch to win by seven lengths in 1:55, a new life...
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Pastor Stephen wins in 1:53.3 at Pocono

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
The 2010 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year Pastor Stephen scored a 1:53.3 victory in a $20,000 conditioned trot Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With Ron Pierce driving for trainer Jimmy Takter, Pastor Stephen rallied from sixth at the half to edge past Big Boy Lloyd in the final strides for the half-length victory.   Now two for two in 2011, Pastor Stephen won Dan Patch Awa...
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Crys Dream, Lukes Sophie win Casual Breeze splits

on 06/03/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of divisions of the Casual Breeze squared off Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with Crys Dream and Lukes Sophie taking top honors.   In the first elimination, after a recall, Lukes Sophie cleared past an :28.3 opening panel for driver Jody Jamieson and never looked back to stop the timer in 1:54.   At the halfway point in :57.4, Lukes Sophie was in a comfortable lead with Su...
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Armed N Hammered beats the Hoosier odds

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
The past three races for Armed N Hammered have been successful for both horse and driver, Sam Widger, as they finished in first. What most don’t realize is that as a five-year-old horse, this is the first year of racing for Armed N Hammered.Trainer David Little has been working with Armed N Hammered for some time to see results out on the race track. Starting out each year working hard with the ...
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Anthonyskywalker wins Cardinal final

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
State-bred trotters took center stage on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a full field of 10 diagonally gaited sophomores slugged it out in the $42,600 Cardinal Stake. After having a three race winning streak snapped while facing older conditioned rivals in the slop last week, South Of The Tracks Racing’s Anthonyskywalker returned to his winning ways with a wire to wire win by three-quarters ...
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SBSW's full sis SHSW wins in debut

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Someheartsomewhere, a 3-year-old full sister to world champion and 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere, made her pari-mutuel debut Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the effort was a winning one.   With Matt Kakaley driving for trainer Erv Miller and owners Ron Michelon and John Carver, who paid $210,000 for the daughter of Mach Three as a yearling, Someheartsomewhere ...
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Gural hopes to take over Meadowlands Sept. 1

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
The deal finalizing the lease agreement of the Meadowlands Racetrack by the state of New Jersey to Jeff Gural continues to proceed. Late Wednesday night Jeff Gural told harnessracing.com via email that he expects "that we will operate in a transitional manner with NJSEA for next 90 days and hopefully take over Sept 1."   The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) continues ...
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Campbell awaiting word on recovery time

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that he is back at his New Jersey home after spending three days at a Philadelphia-area hospital as a result of suffering a broken right shoulder and right knee in a Memorial Day race accident at Harrah’s Chester.   As for his future treatment in his recovery, Campbell said he will wait on word from his local do...
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RJ Williams III dies in Michigan car accident

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Robert "RJ' Williams III, the son of Bobby Williams Jr, reportedly died in a single car accident Wednesday afternoon in Michigan. He was 26.   The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) reported that RJ Williams was on his way to pick up grain near Leslie when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree. According to the Ingham County Sheriff's Department, the accident occurred at a...
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Beatgoeson Hanover to take on Lady Rainbow

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Beatgoeson Hanover will make her Canadian debut on Friday, June 3, at Mohawk Racetrack in one of two Casual Breeze divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Beatgoeson Hanover will be looking to make it two-for-two in her sophomore season.   Off of a win on May 26 in her 2011 debut, trainer Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman thinks his filly is ready for the Campbellville oval. "She raced good a...
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Rampage Jackson's 1:52.1 fastest in Stallion Series

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Rampage Jackson saved all the ground, then blew past the field late to score in a stakes-fastest 1:52.1 in Thursday’s $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over seven divisions, with Voice Of Truth, McRusty, Jolly Jubiter, Sharp West Hanover, McMarvel and Hacienda also capturing splits. Dave Palone fashione...
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Horseplayers, Tioga hosting "Pool Party"

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) Harness Racing Division “HANA Harness” are holding a "Pool Party" on Sunday, June 12, when some of America’s best free-for-all pacing horses and mares will be competing in the $200,000 (estimated) Bettor’s Delight and $200,000 (estimated) Artiscape, respectively. The featured wager of the Pool Party will b...
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3YO Whiskey Tax starts in NJSS Friday

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Whiskey Tax is one of nine Hambletonian eligibles who will step out in the first round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday, June 3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The Revenue gelding, trained and co-owned by Tom Durand, will make his Meadowlands debut in the fifth race, the second of two $22,000 NJSS divisons on the card.  Rated at 4-1, he w...
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Green 3YO trotting fillies get seasoning in NJSS

on 06/02/2011 2:00 AM
Lost Symbol (above) was a 1:56.1 winner in New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Thursday night.  All three NJSS winners were lightly raced as 2 year olds. The other winners were Hey Mister (1:56) and Tawesome More (1:56.4).   The first split went to Hey Mister, a daughter of Muscles Yankee and the stakes-winning Pick Me Up. Brian Sears sent the filly first-ov...
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Blue Porsche wins sophomore debut

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Blue Porsche, with regular pilot Trevor Ritchie, scored a comfortable 1:54 victory tonight in an overnight event at Mohawk.The O’Brien Award winner captured the $539,000 Valley Victory final last year for trainer Blair Burgess and owners Karin Olsson Burgess, Bob Burgess and Blue Porsche Stables.Ritchie headed for the pylons in the early going, as Classic Alana (Rick Zeron) cleared to the lead p...
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Glam Cam conquers Florida's top class

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Her ascent began with the move into the care of Pompano's perennial top conditioner Dan Hennessey back on March 29 and on the May 31 program pacing mare Glam Cam emphatically announced her arrival as the new queen of the South Florida pacing mares.In the $14,000 purse weekly top class event for her kind at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Glam Cam sat last in the field of seven as Bryan's Idea...
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Brett Miller looks for NA Cup glory

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
With the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup less than three weeks away, driver Brett Miller doesn’t want to be a bridesmaid like last year.The Ohio native piloted We Will See to a second-place finish last year for trainer Sam DePinto, paying $21.40.Now, one year later, Miller believes Big Bad John has enough talent and speed to be a top threat for this year’s edition.The 3-year-old son of We...
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WEG announces new pacing series

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced a new pacing series for 4-year-olds and older, non-winners of $25,000 in 2011 (Winners over $100,000 in 2010 ineligible). The Beat The Heat Pacing Series will begin on Saturday, June 25.   The series will consist of two legs for a purse of $20,000 each with the first leg on June 25 and the second on July 2. Twelve horses with the highest money ea...
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See You At Peelers on Tioga TV show

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old filly pacer See You At Peelers is the talk of harness racing these days. After she won the Empire Breeders Classic last weekend at Tioga Downs, the filly's trainer, Jimmy Takter proclaimed, "She’s the Zenyatta of the pacing world.”   See You at Peelers and the rest of the Empire Breeders’ Classic races at Tioga and Vernon Downs highlight the ne...
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