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Meadowlands offers Molson Pace on Friday's card

on 05/23/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will simulcast the $300,000 Molson Pace from Western Fair Raceway in Ontario as part of its Friday, May 27 card.  The Molson Pace will be carded as the tenth race (post time 10:15 pm) and will be offered through a separate pool as part of the Meadowlands card.  Meadowlands Racetrack will also offer the full Western Fair card as part of its simulcast menu, so guests ...
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Garland Lobell dies at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 05/23/2011 2:00 AM
Garland Lobell, one of the most influential sires in the history of the Standardbred breed, died of an apparent heart attack on Monday at Walnut Hall Ltd., Lexington Ky.  He was 30 years old.   Garland Lobell sired the winners of $50,729,523, which places him fourth on the all-time list of money-winning trotting sires. His offspring include the full brothers Andover Hall, Ang...
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Jezzy, Dejarmbro star in EBC elims at Vernon

on 05/22/2011 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting standouts Jezzy and Dejarmbro lived up to their advanced billing, while I’m The Answer and Master’s Cook turned in track record performances during Saturday night’s 12-race program at Vernon Downs. Jezzy captured the first of two elimination divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies in the Empire Breeders Classic with a career best 1:56.1 mile, while last season’s New Y...
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Trotslikethewind takes Saturday Tioga feature

on 05/22/2011 2:00 AM
Trotslikethewind shipped in to Tioga Downs on Saturday night and left with the lion’s share of the $16,500 purse in the Open Handicap trot. Greg Grismore got away fifth with Trotslikethewind as heavy favorite Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) cut through fractions of :27.3 and :58.   Trotslikethewind moved to the outer flow and caught cover behind Get Chipped (Michael Merton), but was unab...
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Dean Magee gets 4,000th career win

on 05/22/2011 2:00 AM
It took until the 14th and final race of the night but veteran reinsman Dean Magee, who has always had a flair for the dramatic, finally notched his 4,000th career driving victory on Friday night at Maywood Park as he guided Clever Sadie to a neck victory to reach the coveted career milestone.The 46-year-old Magee who was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin grew up on a farm in Green Bay and developed hi...
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Post positions drawn for Elitlopp

on 05/22/2011 2:00 AM
The draw for Sweden's prestigious Elitlopp, set for next Sunday, was held on live television in Stockholm on Sunday. Three American-owned horses will compete in this year's race: Arch Madness, Lisa America and Wishing Stone. Arch Madness drew best of the three, in the second heat (away from the strong favorite Rapide lebel), starting from post two. Wishing Stone drew post 6 in the f...
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See You At Peelers wins 14th straight race

on 05/22/2011 2:00 AM
Last year’s 2-year old champion See You At Peelers started off the year with her  14th consecutive victory in the first division of the Empire Breeders’ Classic on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The 3-year-old filly scored in 1:50.4.   Settling in third through the early parts of the race, Marcus Johansson tipped the 3-year old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-West Side Glory to th...
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Frosty Flirt wins at Vernon

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
Tracy Brainard’s fast-striding trotter Frosty Flirt didn’t disappoint in Friday night’s $10,000 featured Open-1 contest at Vernon Downs.Assigned the outside seven post in Friday’s ninth event, Frosty Flirt ($4.50) got away fourth as Vacation Day cut a quarter in :27.2, a half in :57.3 and three-quarters in 1:26.1 over a track labeled good.Moving into contention on the backstretch, the feis...
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Lorrie Please sharp in Meadows victory

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
Lorrie Please, who hadn’t raced in nearly a month, surged to an early lead and easily deflected every challenge as she captured Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Although she was a fading seventh in her April 22 outing and scratched sick two weeks later, Lorrie Please returned to the racing wars with the addition of Lasix. The 4...
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Montrell Teague wins Hempt with CTD

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon parlayed a pocket trip into a rallying victory in the 2011 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, Pocono’s premiere event for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, carried a purse of $300,000.   Racing from an outside post in a field of nine as a 10-1 shot, Custard The Dragon was sent toward the front by driver Montre...
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Karpathos wins for Marra at Pompano

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
A change is proving to be better than a rest for 10-year-old trotting gelding Karpathos at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Since a private purchase last month by prominent amateur driver Jamie Marra of Delray Beach, FL, the veteran gelding has posted a runner-up finish and a pair of wins racing from the care of trainer Edgar Clarke. On the Saturday, May 21, p...
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Gordie How takes Scioto Saturday feature

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
It was a start-and-stop race, but Gordie How had enough pace in the stretch to win Scioto’s featured Open Pace on Saturday evening in 1:54.1 for trainer-driver Kurt Sugg.   The7-year-old gelding was assigned the outside post position in the field, which was reduced to five by two scratches. The  pacers sprinted away from the gate to get position, resulting in a :27.4 opening panel&nb...
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Giddy Up Lucky hits Yonkers mile in 1:50.4

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
Giddy Up Lucky (Dan Dube) rewrote the Yonker Raceway record book Saturday night, winning the $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from penultimate post position five, the 3-4 favorite Giddy Up Lucky watched as George Morton Levy winner Real Nice (Jim Pantaleano) worked around pole-sitter Forensic Z Tam (Pat Lachance). It was Real Nice getting the lead before a  :26.2 opening...
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Big Jim coasts to 1:51.4 score in 2011 debut

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
The first one is in the books for Big Jim as the 2010 divisional champion kicked off his 3-year-old campaign with an easy victory in the prep for the $400,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   After floating in the flow in the first turn and then settling fourth at the pylons, Big Jim and driver Phil Hudon brushed to the lead at the half and...
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Pantaleano, Pinkney snag Freehold titles

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
Jim Pantaleano won Freehold Raceway’s 2010-2011 driving title on Saturday, completing the meet with 232 wins. The Cleveland, Ohio, native had a career best 437 wins in 2010, surpassing identical 436 win marks in 2002 and 2003.     Dave Pinkney Jr. captured the training crown with 56 wins. He left Nova Scotia when he was 22 years old to campaign in New England. He won his first ...
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Shadyshark Hanover wins first start of year

on 05/21/2011 2:00 AM
Shadyshark Hanover prepped for the $400,000 New Jersey Classic by winning an overnight at Harrah's Chester on Saturday afternoon in 1:51.1. Driver Tim Tetrick put Shadyshark Hanover on the lead and the Cam's Card Shark colt cruised to a 3 1/2-length score with his final quarter in :27.1.   Erv Miller trains Shadyshark Hanover, who now sports career earnings of $526,826. The Chester triumph ...
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Empire Breeders’ Classic elims Sunday at Tioga

on 05/20/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will host some of the best sophomore pacers the country will likely see in 2011 on Sunday afternoon in Nichols, New York. Headlining the names for the 3-year old colt and gelding pacers are freshman standouts Feel Like A Fool, Fashion Delight, Roadside Delight, and Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam, all of which drew in the first of two divisions. Feel Like A Fool prepared for the eliminations last ...
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Mohawk’s 2011 opener in the books

on 05/20/2011 2:00 AM
Racing fans returned to Mohawk Thursday night, under partly cloudy skies, for its opening 10-race program.With a substantial audience on site, the Campbellville oval saw an increase in its opening day handle. Thursday’s handle was $972,076, which is greater than last year’s opening handle of $874,341.Woodbine Entertainment Group’s feature wager of the night, the $50,000 guaranteed pool early...
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Blueridge Betty wins at Vernon

on 05/20/2011 2:00 AM
Blueridge Betty closed with a rush to win Thursday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.With trainer Joe Nassimos at the controls for the Big Sky Ranch, Blueridge Betty ($28.00) idled in or near last place through approximately three quarters of Thursday’s Open contest for female pacers.  Hemmed in fourth entering the stretch drive, the slick-striding 5-year-old mare exploi...
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Escape The Wind honored Saturday at Mohawk

on 05/20/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran trainer-driver Roger Mayotte will harness his star pupil, Escape The Wind, one final time to celebrate the 11-year-old gelding's retirement at Mohawk Racetrack, Saturday evening. The Woodbine Entertainment Group will host the retirement ceremony for the Mayotte trainee during Mohawk’s opening weekend.   The veteran pacer will retire with a record of 62-25-27 in 224 starts and $2...
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