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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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High School Scholarship Race set for Goshen

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track kicks off its 50th anniversary of Matinee Racing on Sunday, June 5th with two divisions of the popular High School Scholarship Race.  Founded and supported by leading trainer Ray Schnittker, the race has provided local school districts and college-bound seniors over $75,000 over the last two years.   The Hambletonian winning trainer was optimistic about this year...
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Yonkers mutuel clerks suspended for betting

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has suspended 11 mutuel clerks at Yonkers Raceway for betting on races while they were working. A New York newspaper reported that the clerks were suspended for 30 days.   Three former pari-mutuel clerks also had their licenses suspended for 60 days and were fined. The clerks were found to have violated a rule that took effect in 2...
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Neighsay Hanover wins Pocono's Open Trot

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Neighsay Hanover capitalized on a bit or racing luck to rally and win the featured Open Trot in 1:52.2 on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $60,000.   Neighsay Hanover, a 5-year-old stallion trained and driven by Ray Schnittker, sat in the middle of the pack for much of the race while Corleone Kosmos was doing the damage up front. The latter seeme...
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Hoosier's Stewart gives back

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park’s leading trainer Charlie Stewart is increasing the incentive for the Celebrity Standardbred Drivers in the Thrillyard 200. Stewart will donate his entire training percentage for the entire week leading up to Dan Patch Night Saturday, May 28 to the winning driver’s charity of the race.Stewart has been averaging more than three wins per week and has 26 wins in the first 40 nights o...
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Forever Ivy scores huge upset at Pocono

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Forever Ivy, the longest shot on the board, stunned a group of top-notch distaff pacers to win the featured Open pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the evening’s top purse of $60,000.Leaving from post position #8 in a field of nine as a 43-1 shot, Forever Ivy hustled to grab the early lead. He then allowed Red Star Hottie to take the le...
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I’m Justa Lady wins #72 at The Meadows

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
The venerable I’m Justa Lady, at 10 the oldest in the field, poured through the Lightning Lane to score a 7-1upset in Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows, the 72nd victory in her distinguished career.I’m Justa Lady was shuffled after leaving alertly and appeared hopelessly boxed in around the final turn. But when the Lightning Lane magically opened, the daughte...
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Feel L A wins again at Pompano

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Trotting mare Feel L A left her owner and trainer in a slight state of disbelief on the Wednesday, May 25 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Lately though that's been a regular weekly occurrence every time she races."Really, I thought going in tonight it's been a great ride but I was pretty sure that class would be just too tough" owner and trainer Gaston Glaude said. "A lot of things...
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