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Sevruga romps by 17 in PA Stallion split

on 05/16/2011 2:00 AM
Sevruga, who was named for a type of caviar, showed that he may indeed be an exquisite delicacy Monday at The Meadows when he blew away a division of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event, scoring by 17 1/4 lengths in a stake-record shattering 1:55.1. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over four divisions, with High Pan Tolerance, SJ Better Days and Walltocous...
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Ranger's return to Pompano put on hold

on 05/16/2011 2:00 AM
Shortly after the accident on April 12 which left Bruce Ranger with a separated shoulder he thought he'd be back in action in four to six weeks. After his latest doctor's visit on Monday, May 16, that will not be the case for the top driver of the current meet and in the 47-year history of harness racing at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "I have to be patient now because this i...
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Jeremy's Successor takes his fifth at Harrington

on 05/16/2011 2:00 AM
Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor ($4.20, Sean Bier) notched his fifth win of the 2011 season Monday with a 1:52.4 win in the $18,600 featured Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by Crissy Crissman, it was his 25th career victory as his seasonal earnings ballooned to just under $100,000. The 7-year-old Mach Three gelding assumed command from Real Magician approaching the quar...
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Jezzy, Ice Machine win Simpsons

on 05/15/2011 2:00 AM
The talented trotters Jezzy and Ice Machine lived up to their top billing in Saturday night’s $143,432 John Simpson Memorial Stakes action at Vernon Downs.The highly-regarded Jezzy, who never finished worse than second in 11 freshman starts, delivered a career best 1:57.2 victory in Saturday’s $24,670 ninth race of The Elma for 3-year-old trotting fillies, while Ice Machine, fresh off a 1:57.3...
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Barker earns first training win

on 05/15/2011 2:00 AM
Robert Barker of Ft. Lauderdale, FL had been an avid owner and breeder of harness horses for several decades and now he can add the first training win of his career to his list of fine memories in the game.Barker, 61, originally hailing from Hudson, NY, is the breeder and owner of four year old pacer Stiletto Jake, the 2009 two year old colt pace champion of the $40,000 Florida Breeders Stakes Fal...
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Arch Madness easily wins Oslo Grand Prix

on 05/15/2011 2:00 AM
The American free-for-all trotter Arch Madness (5) captured the Oslo Grand Prix on Sunday in Norway, equaling the 1:55 record for the race. Barry Goldstein, whose Willow Pond LLC owns Arch Madness in partnership with Marc Goldberg, was in Oslo for the race and stood in the winner's circle as the Star Spangled Banner was sung and the American flag waved in the breeze. Ameri...
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Smedshammer: My horse deserves respect

on 05/15/2011 2:00 AM
Norwegian-born Trond Smedshammer finally got a win in his country's biggest race, but he had to enjoy it while standing on American soil. Because of paperwork delays for his visa, he stayed at home in New Jersey and watched his pupil Arch Madness easily capture the Oslo Grand Prix on Sunday in the capital city.   Back in 2002 Trond Smedshammer took HP Paque to Scandinavia and finished secon...
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Lucky bettor wins $147,507.20 at Scioto Downs

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
A very lucky simulcast bettor won a $147,507.20 payoff at Scioto Downs after hitting a carryover jackpot on a Pick 6 race at Churchill Downs.Federal regulations require tracks to withhold taxes on gambling winnings, so the Scioto patron walked away from the track with $113,847.20.Dan Noble, Kayne Kauffman win 9 of 10 on Scioto openerDriver Dan Noble won the first four races of Friday night’s ope...
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Delightful Diva, KLM Express win at Yonkers

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
Slight wagering favorite Delightful Diva (George Brennan) was first-up and first home Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $43,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Assigned post position No. 7, "Diva" left for a seat fourth. In the meantime, a three-wide Symphony in Motion (Dan Dube) made the lead after a snappy :26.3 opening quarter-mile. The one found a :55.2 half, with Shanghai ...
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My True Delight takes Tioga feature

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
The gritty, classy mare My True Delight shined back in the spotlight at Tioga Downs on Friday night in the featured $16,500 fillies and mares open handicap pace. Leaving from post position number four, Howard Parker and My True Delight watched as race favorite Semjac Legacy eagerly paced through fractions of 26.4 and 56 before making their move down the backside. Parker sent the 8-year old daughte...
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Francie’s Dream on top at Hoosier

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
Francie’s Dream and Leading Driver Peter Wrenn made it a gate to wire effort to win the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Friday, May 13 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo turned in a time of 1:52.3 for the win.Two late scratches reduced the field to eight starters behind the Todd Nixon starting gate, giving Francie’s Dream a starting spot from post six. The seven-year-...
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The Kentuckian is on a Vernon tear

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentuckian extended his winning streak to three with a breezy 1:56.2 victory in Friday night’s $8,000 featured 10th race at Vernon Downs.After dueling with newcomer Fash Bash Girl early in Friday’s Open-2 contest, The Kentuckian ($2.50) took charge and was never headed en route to a 2-1/4 length triumph over Mystic Splendor.While tying the pacer P L Comestowin for meet’s longest winning ...
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Camille is Princess at Woodbine

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Rodney Duford-trained Camille beat out nine other sophomore fillies in the $80,000 Princess Stakes final at Woodbine Friday night.   Itstimeformetofly (Jack Moiseyev) was first from the gate, but as the field entered the first turn, the bettor’s choice, Mater Deo (Mark MacDonald) claimed the lead through fractions of :26.3 and :55.2. At the half, Camille (Jason Brewer) came first up ...
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Camille wins Princess final at Woodbine

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Rodney Duford-trained Camille beat nine other sophomore fillies in the C$80,000 Princess Stakes Final at Woodbine on FrAt the half, Camille (Jason Brewer) came first-up and applied pressure to Mater Deo into the final turn. The duo battled for the lead as they hit the three-quarters pole in 1:24.3.Mater Deo rolled off stride into the stretch, handing over the lead to Camille who won by 2-3/4 l...
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Watch Jeff Gural's interview

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural's May 14 interview at Meadowlands Racetrack is now posted online at meadowlandsracetrack.com and youtube.com/meadowlandsracetrack.Gural spoke about the negotiation process to lease the Meadowlands and shared his immediate plans for the track with interviewer Sam McKee. Gural told McKee that even though he has "no way of knowing if the stars are going to align" for slots in the futu...
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Foiled Again tops Bettor Sweet in Graduate; Slave Dream cruises

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
Foiled Again gunned down Bettor Sweet in the final strides to win the $246,000 Graduate, one of two rich stakes for older horses featured on the Saturday night card at Meadowlands Racetrack. Bettor Sweet brushed to the lead in a blistering :53.3 half, leaving Foiled Again to attack first up as they spiraled through three-quarters in 1:21.1.  Driver Yannick Gingras and Foiled Again needed ever...
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Hempt elim to Idol; Vintage Master tops St. Elmo

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
At 26-1, Movie Idol made a late rally on the outside to win Saturday night’s $50,000 Max Hempt Memorial Elimination at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race set the field of nine for the Hempt, Pocono’s traditional showcase for 3-year-old colts and geldings, which will be held on Saturday, May 21. Leaving from post position seven in a field of 10, Movie Idol, driven by Corey Callahan fo...
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Up The Credit takes Diplomat final in 1:52.1

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Diplomat Stakes Final was the stage for several North America Cup eligibles tonight but it was Up the Credit and driver Jody Jamieson who stole the show, as they stormed to the wire in 1:52.1 in the $80,000 final.   The Carl Jamieson trainee was taken off the gate getting away sixth, as Eighteen (Sylvain Filion), Rockabillie (Phil Hudon) and Mach It Big (Doug McNair) all made bids ...
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Jamieson drives 4 winners at Woodbine

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
Two-time O’Brien Award winning driver Jody Jamieson enjoyed a productive Saturday night at Woodbine as he captured four of eleven races on the card. Jamieson started out with back-to-back wins with Dalhousie Dave ($18.50) in the second race for trainer Tony O’Sullivan, followed by Rate Exchange ($5.60) in the third race for Rob Fellows. Jamieson found the winners circle again in The Diplomat S...
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Temple Of Doom wins season's debut

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Temple Of Doom, a 2010 Hambletonian finalist, rolled to victory in his 4-year-old debut Thursday night at MeadowlandsRacetrack.Temple of Doom seized the lead after the first quarter and trotted home to victory in 1:57.1 in the fourth race, featuring 3-and 4-year-olds.David Miller on of last year's top sophomore trotters to his 15th win in 29 starts. The son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Temple is owned b...
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