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Anndrovette takes $150,000 Betsy Ross

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Sitting off a fast, yet uncontested early pace before making her move, Jeffrey Bamond, Joseph Davino, and Mark Kesmodel's Anndrovette ($5.60) parried a furious stretch charge from Higher And Higher to prevail in the fourth edition of the $150,000 Betsy Ross, held Sunday (May 29) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. The time for the mile was 1:49.4.   The 4-year-old Riverboat ...
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"Peelers" equals 1:49.2 record; Delight also wins

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers came into Sunday night’s Empire Breeders’ Classic a perfect 14 for 14 in her racing career, and she pulled out of Tioga Sunday night 15 for 15 and with the title of world champion. The 3-year old Bettor’s Delight filly took home the $279,175 final in a world record equaling 1:49.2 with Marcus Johansson aboard for trainer Jimmy Takter.   The connections of ...
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Native Hotspur sets Maywood track record

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled distaffers took center stage on Friday night at Maywood Park as a full field of nine pacers lined up for the inaugural edition of the $40,000 BetZotic Stake. Carded as a way to help bring attention to the upcoming launch of Maywood & Balmoral’s new ADW platform form, BetZotic.com, this test produced one of the most impressive performances in recent history at Ma...
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Blueridge Betty is best at Vernon

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
It took Blueridge Betty a while to get geared up, but she eventually was able to rally for a 1:54.2 victory in Friday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.Facing five female foes on a deteriorating track due to a heavy thunder shower, Blueridge Betty ($17.00) laid back in last place for three-quarters of the week’s distaff Open, then powered up around the final bend and streaked...
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MacDonald recovering after accident at Mohawk

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
On Thursday, May 26, an accident occurred during Mohawk’s 10th race, unseating a pair of drivers, Mark MacDonald and Jody Jamieson.The spill happened when If I Didnt Care, driven by Jamieson, was coming on for second. The 3-year-old filly made a break and stumbled in deep stretch, causing interference to the rest of the field. Most of the group was able to avoid Jamieson, but Dancers Cam could n...
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Schnittker sweeps Big M baby races

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Ray Schnittker trained youngsters, whose training methods were touched on in a recent Horseman And Fair World feature, dominated the Meadowlands baby races on Saturday, May 28.Deweyneedmorewine, a son of Donato Hanvoer and Drinks Like A Fish, kicked off the 2011 Big M baby race season with a neck win in 2:02.4.A son of Muscles Yankee, Megamuscle, took the second juvenile event winning by a head in...
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Swedish sale topper related to Flex The Muscle

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
A colt by Deweycheatumnhowe topped the Swedish breeders' Elite sale on Friday night of Elitlopp weekend, bringing a final bid of 780,000 kroner (about $125,000) from Swedish horseman Stefan Hultman. The colt is out of Richly Possessed, a Self Possessed daughter of Alix Hall (by Conway Hall), the dam of Flex The Muscle 4, 1:52.4f ($542,926).   Many of the yearlings offered are American-...
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Brittany-bred third in 1:52.2 Sweden Cup

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Local Conch, a son of King Conch, turned in the fastest mile in Europe this year when he won the Sweden Cup in 1:52.2 on Saturday at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. Melton Kronos finished second while I Won't Dance, a Brittany Farms-bred North American stakes winner, was third.   Flemming Jensen drove Local Conch, an 8-year-old gelding.   I Won't Dance, who was exported in early 201...
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Big Jim huge in New Jersey Classic; Krispy Apple romps

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Big Jim became harness racing's newest millionaire as he coasted to victory in the $400,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Big Jim and driver Phil Hudon took command before the half and breezed home to a 1:51 score.  The hefty 1-2 favorite, Big Jim paid $3 to win the sixth race feature.  It was two lengths back to 99-1 shot High Noon, whi...
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Giddy Up Lucky splashes to Dan Patch win

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Giddy Up Lucky made a three-wide move around the final turn to roar home as the winner in the 18th edition of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Driven by Eric Goodell, the six-year-old Camluck gelding stopped the timer in 1:50.1 over a sloppy track surface for his fourth win in nine starts in 2011.   Starting from post seven in the eight-horse lin...
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Flex The Muscle takes top trot at Yonkers

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
The co-featured $43,000 Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Friday night was won by invading Flex The Muscle (Gregory) in track-record time (for 1 1/16th miles).   Assigned the pylons as the 3-2 favorite, Flex The Muscle elected to sit behind TJ's Mr. Lavec (Jason Bartlett) as the latter set sail through fractions of :27.4, :57.2 and 1:25.2. A match race ensued for the l...
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Foiled Again takes $300,000 Molson final

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Foiled Again finally got his Molson Pace victory in his third attempt, capturing the $300,000 race on Friday night at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont. With Yannick Gingras driving, Foiled Again pulled away in the homestretch to score by three lengths in 1:51.3.   The trip to the winner's circle was a lot easier for Gingras than his landing in Ontario. He traveled via plane with Dav...
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Maine tracks offer chance at $100,000 prize

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs and Bangor Raceway are launching its newest and most exciting promotion for harness racing fans this season: the Lucky 7 Challenge, where one contestant will be chosen at random each week during the race meets to try to correctly pick the top 7 finishers of the challenge race, in exact order, giving them a chance at a whopping $100,000 grand prize.   “We wanted a promoti...
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Saunders lookin’ for smooth journey in NJ Classic

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Lookinforadventure has already proven he has talent.Now he is just looking for luck to go his way in the $400,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The 3-year-old colt, trained by Bruce Saunders, will start from post seven in the New Jersey Classic. He is rated at 12-1 on the morning line with Brett Miller listed to dr...
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Live, online bidding at Adios yearling sale

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that for the first time in the Standardbred industry, live, online bidding will be offered for horses selling at public auction--at the time the horse is actually in the sales ring. At the upcoming Hanover Adios Yearling Sale at The Meadows on July 29, buyers will have the opportunity to register on Hanover's website, log in during the sale, and bid on yearlings di...
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Still hope for slots at Illinois tracks

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
On Thursday in the Illinois Senate, Senate Bill 744, which provides for slots at the state's racetracks, failed to pass out of executive committee. But in the topsy-turvy world of politics and lawmaking, it could still be called back for a second review by the committee.   “We have been through this before and we are anticipating a rocky road of highs and lows in the final days ...
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SRF golf outing auction open to all

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 19th annual charity golf outing is a sell-out once again. The popular event slated for Tuesday, May 31 at Knob Hill in Manalapan, NJ has its auction of fabulous items open to all, even those who can’t get to the event.  With  twenty-six sponsors for the event, and forty-two donated items to bid on, SRF has bidding available on a few of its...
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Hoof trouble keeps "Elmo" from Dan Patch

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
St. Elmo Hero, whose foot troubles began with a lost shoe and a bruised hoof back on April 16 which ended his 25 race win streak, has suffered another hoof-related setback.  This one kept him out of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park on Saturday, May 28.“This time it’s an abscess in right front heel,” said owner John Barnard. “We trained him on Tuesday and he seemed f...
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$20,000 guaranteed superfecta for Dan Patch

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Saturday night’s Dan Patch Invitational for older pacers at Hoosier Park features a $20,000 guaranteed superfecta as part of the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering program. Free past performances for the race, courtesy of TrackMaster, are available on the USTA’s handicapping page, or by following this link. The Dan Patch Invitational guaranteed superfecta, which has a minimum ...
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Brett Miller bids for NJ Classic upset

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Lately, another driver with the Miller surname has been lighting up the toteboard at Meadowlands Racetrack. Brett Miller was named the Meadowlands Driver of the Week for guiding two longshots to victory last Saturday, May 21.   Miller's longshot winners were Lettherockbegin at 22-1 and I Wanna Go Fast at 12-1. This Saturday he will bid for his biggest Meadowlands win with Loo...
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