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Burke sweeps Molson elims thanks to placing

on 05/20/2011 2:00 AM
Having captured the top two spots in the 2010 Molson Pace with Won The West and Foiled Again, trainer Ron Burke will look to dominate the 2011 edition as well after sweeping both eliminations on Friday night at Western Fair Raceway.   Atochia fought gamely to finish second in the first of two $20,000 eliminations, but inherited the victory due to a judges’ placing of winner Art Professor....
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Krispy Apple sharp in Miss NJ Prep

on 05/20/2011 2:00 AM
Krispy Apple dug in under heavy pressure to capture the prep race for the $150,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Krispy Apple cleared the lead just before the half and repelled the persistent challenge of Pretty Katherine to post a half-length victory in 1:52.2. Rocklamation scooted up the pylons to finish second, while ...
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Sir Caviar gets 3rd straight at The Meadows

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Sir Caviar extended his domination of The Meadows’ elite trotters Wednesday when he easily captured the $22,500 Preferred Handicap for his third consecutive victory in as many 2011 starts. Assigned post 9, Sir Caviar quickly overcame that disadvantage when he surged to the lead for Brian Zendt and was unthreatened thereafter. He scored in 1:53.4, a length better than the pocket-sitting Remb...
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Feel L A on a Pompano streak

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Trotting mare Feel L A stepped up in class and she soundly defeated her male rivals and all comers again on the Wednesday, May 18 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.The eight year old daughter of Feel Like A Winner-Keystone Nocture left no doubt about her status as the ruling current queen of the South Florida trotting ranks. With Tom Sells in the bike for owner and trainer Gaston Glau...
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Allthatgltrsisgold shines in Dan Patch prep

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Allthatgltrsisgold needed one more prep race before he heads to the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational set for Saturday, May 28. He got the opportunity to shine one last time Wednesday, May 18, winning the $24,000 Invitational Pace and putting one more win on his card for the 2011 season.Guided by regular driver Dave Magee, Allthatgltrsisgold did not get the first call out of the gate as Robin I Scoo...
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Photo Maxx wins at Harrington

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Lauren Allen’s Photo Maxx ($16, Jon Roberts) charged home through the stretch to pull off an upset in the $18,600 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. Roberts outfought a game Go Nano to the finish for a narrow win. It was the fourth win of the year for the 7-year-old Sj’s Photo gelding and 17th in his career. He is trained by his owner. Dilly Dally Delia gained ground late to finis...
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Prana is slight Hempt favorite

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Prana, a 3-year-old colt from the barn of Jimmy Takter, was made the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Max C. Hempt Memorial Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, Pocono’s premiere event for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, will carry a purse of $300,000.Prana was made the favorite despite finishing fifth in last Saturday’s Hempt elimination, which was marred by t...
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Empire Breeders’ Classic elims Saturday at Vernon

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the $500,000 Empire Breeders’ Classics will headline a twelve race card on Saturday night at Vernon Downs. Leading the way for sixteen trotting fillies in the first division is Jezzy from the always powerful Ray Schnittker stable. The 3-year old daughter of Credit Winner – Ladylind began her sophomore campaign last weekend at Vernon with a victory in a division of the John F S...
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WEG drivers gearing up for Mohawk

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Drivers Scott Zeron and Phil Hudon are pumped and ready for the return of Standardbred racing to Mohawk this Thursday evening.The upcoming 98-day meet is the highlight of the Standardbred racing calendar.Zeron, one of racing’s up-and-coming stars, finished sixth on the 2011 Woodbine driver leaderdboard with a record of 45-43-44 in 356 starts with $805,545 in purses.When Zeron returns to the Camp...
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Pretty Katherine has the Miss New Jersey look

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Pretty Katherine has the looks of a winner, whether or not she captures Friday night’s prep race for the $150,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey.   The 3-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover will make her 2011 debut in the $20,000 prep race on Friday, the 10th race at the Meadowlands Racetrack. All eight fillies will advance to the final along with two others, Honky Tonk Woman a...
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Defending Elitlopp champ Iceland races well

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
As of Thursday night, May 19, 13 horses had been invited to the Elitlopp, Europe’s premier one-mile “sprinter” race, which will be held Sunday, May 29. The field includes the American-owned Arch Madness, Wishing Stone and Lisa America, and the Canadian owned Define The World.   The other horses comprising the two 8-horse fields for the eliminations will be Brioni, Commander Crowe, Lib...
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Familiarity could be a benefit in Molson Pace elims

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
They say familiarity breeds contempt, but for five starters and the same number of trainers in Friday night’s Molson Pace eliminations, it might very well mean an advantage.   Several of the starters have already made appearances in Western Fair’s signature event which started in 1972 and have demonstrated they are comfortable with the half-mile track.   This will mark Foiled A...
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Blue Porsche, Strike An Attitude win qualifers; Idyllic second

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Blue Porsche, Idyllic and Strike An Attitude recorded their first charted lines of 2011 Thursday morning at Mohawk.   Blue Porsche and regular pilot Trevor Ritchie took over command past a :58.3 half and never looked back to coast to a 1:56.1 clocking.   Last year, the son of Glidemaster captured the $539,000 Valley Victory final before becoming Canada’s 2-year-old trotting ...
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Pace, Hambo Eligibles Step Out At Big M Qualifiers

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Roll With Joe, a full brother to Bettor’s Delight and a half-brother to No Pan Intended topped the Meadowlands qualifiers on Thursday, May 19, with a sparkling 1:51.1 win. With Brian Sears in the bike for trainer Ed Hart, the Cam’s Card Shark 3 year old, was ahead at every pole and rolled on to win by 10-3/4 lengths. Roll With Joe is eligible to the Meadowlands Pace and the North America Cup.L...
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Andray Farm hosting June 5 open house

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
The Dayton (PA) Fair and Andray Farm are hosting the second annual open house at Andray Farm in Hillsdale, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 5.  The event will run from 1 pm to 4 pm.   The Open House gives visitors an opportunity to learn about a commercial Standardbred breeding farm and the industry in general.  Mares and foals can be viewed "up close and personal", hay rides will be ...
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Eric Abbatiello wins 1,000th race

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Eric Abbatiello captured lifetime win number 1,000 at Freehold Raceway on Thursday afternoon.   In the third race on the card, he pulled away from the field by guiding Talented Jon to reach the milestone.   Abbatiello, who began his career in 1997, enjoyed his best years in 2007 with 167 wins and 2008 for money won with $1,673,451.   Abbatiello's father, Carmine, was indu...
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Riordan talks about Lisa America, Elitlopp

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
The Lou Guida-owned Lisa America turned in a huge effort to finish second in last Sunday’s Oslo Grand Prix, a race she won last year. Trained by American horseman Jerry Riordan, the 6-year-old Varenne mare is now headed for her third Elitlopp appearance. So what will it take for her to win in Stockholm and give Guida, who won the Elitlopp with Mack Lobell in 1990, his second Elitlopp triumph? ...
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Expanded gaming talks in Illinois, Maine

on 05/19/2011 2:00 AM
Horse racing is in the mix again in the Illinois state legislature in Springfield. “There’s a lot of chatter going on in Springfield right now,” said Tony Somone, executive director of the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association. “Now that Rahm Emanuel is mayor (of Chicago), it’s been very clear since day one that he’d love to have a Chicago casino, and if the Illinois legislature f...
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Rooney Pace eligible tunes up

on 05/18/2011 2:00 AM
Line Officer, one of the octet eligible for the 2011 Art Rooney Pace, invaded Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night. He came away with some road work and a $6,000 payday.Line Officer ($4.40) won the $12,000, "non-winners of 2" fourth race, which usually doesn't attract those with more than $200,000 on account. He wired the field from the eight-hole, negotiating the mile-and-one-sixteenth in 2:04.1.Since t...
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Pompano winner making owner happy

on 05/18/2011 2:00 AM
John Campagnuolo of Loxahatchee, FL was both happy and surprised with the winning effort of his stable member Ultimate Control in the $16,000 championship of the inaugural Appraisal Trotting Series which highlighted the Tuesday, May 17 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park."Really, we bought him very reasonably just over a year ago at a sale in Ohio for me to drive in the Florida Amateur ...
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