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Eighteen, Fantaddy win Diplomat elims

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Sixteen sophomore pacing colts and geldings, including seven North America Cup eligibles, converged at Woodbine Saturday night to represent their connections in The Diplomat Stakes elims.   In the first elim, the Dr. Ian Moore-trained Eighteen (Sylvain Filion) left the gate with some early speed and held the lead through the turn, clocking a :27.1 opening quarter. Big Time Rocks (Scot...
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Winbak Dimensions posts 32nd career win

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Winbak Dimensions, the 2008 Tioga Downs Horse of the Year Winbak Dimensions, started off the 2011 race season in mid-season form on Sunday afternoon. He won in 1:51.4 to pick up his 32nd career victory.   Matt Kakaley hustled Winbak Dimensions to the front from post position number three through an opening panel of :27.4 before releasing the favorite, JK Kinahurra, and Jason Bartlett. Kak...
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Box closes Monday morning for Scioto opener

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs opens its 53rd season of racing on Friday night and will feature weekend racing only this summer. “We’re going with Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon,” said Stacy Cahill, track general manager. “We think that customers like coming to the races at night when they don’t have to get up the next morning for work. And Sunday afternoon racing should be really special...
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Whiskey Pete beats Foiled Again at Chester

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Whiskey Pete rallied from off the pace to overtake Foiled Again and win a $70,000 Open Pace on Sunday at Harrah's Chester.   Foiled Again started from post three but Drop Red had the quickest foot and broke the beam at the first quarter in :27.1. But then Yannick Gingras shot Foiled Again to the front and they passed the half in :55.2 and the three quarters in 1:23.1. Brian Sears put Whiske...
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Colitis sidelines Idyllic for Coleman

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Idyllic, who was voted Canada’s 2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year at the 2010 O’Brien Awards, has experienced a setback according to trainer Casie Coleman.   Things were setting up nicely for the 3-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Magical Dreamer, who had trained in 1:59 just over a week ago and was entered to qualify this past Thursday morning at Mohawk Racetrack. Needless to say...
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Arch Madness draws post 5 in Oslo

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
The field is set for the Oslo Grand Prix, to be raced May 15 at the Bjerke track. The race is contested at 2,100 meters, about 1.3 miles. Eight horses start on the gate for the race. The field includes the American-owned Arch Madness (Willow Pond LLC and Marc Goldberg) and Lisa America (Lou Guida) and the Canadian-owned Define The World (Al Libfeld).   The field, from the rail out...
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Young stable sweeps Princess elims

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Young made the most of his trip to Woodbine Racetrack Friday night as the veteran trainer captured both $25,000 Princess Stakes eliminations.   Young and driver Roger Mayotte teamed together with Dreaming in the first elimination and his son, Scott, in the second elimination with O K Dynasty. In doing so, Scott Young earned his first driving victory at Woodbine.   ...
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Flight Elal impressive in 2011 ISS debut

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Flight Elal proved that he was ready to fire on all cylinders Friday, making his 2011 debut an impressive victory in the first round of the $40,000 Indiana Sire Stakes. Last year’s 2-year-old colt of the year showed grit, winning in a time of 1:53.1 as the heavy favorite in the second of three divisions for sophomore pacing colts. A total of $504,000 was offered on the 13-race card that fea...
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Wuthering Hanover upsets at Yonkers

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Wuthering Hanover (Jordan Stratton), as the 14-1 rank outsider, was up in time Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $43,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from post position five, "Wuthering" watched as 9-5 choice Grain of Truth (Jeff Gregory) made the lead after being sent three wide early. That one led through intervals of ::28 and :58.1 before Hurrikanebiggeorge (Dan D...
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It's All About Justice at Pocono

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
All About Justice blew by his cover late to win the featured condition trot on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, for winners of over $25,000 lifetime, carried the night’s top purse of $29,000.   Leaving from post position six in a field of nine at odds of 9-2, All About Justice, who won in this same class a week ago for trainer Gail Wrubel, settled sixth in the early ...
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Jans Luck wins Meadows Preferred

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Blocked twice in the stretch, Jans Luck finally found a seam and charged through to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A winner of 38 previous races, Jans Luck called on her experience and professionalism when she moved off the pylons for Dave Palone, only to find a tiring horse before her in the two path and still another rival to her outside....
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Penn National applies for Rosecroft license

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
The Standardbred industry received great news on Friday when Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced that it had submitted an application to the Maryland Racing Commission for a license to operate Rosecroft Raceway.Penn National’s application proposes to resume operations at Rosecroft on July 1, 2011 with standardbred and quarter horse simulcasting.  Penn National will offer 20 days of live ra...
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Frosty Flirt, The Kentuckian win at Vernon

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Frosty Flirt and The Kentuckian captured Friday night’s top trotting tests at Vernon Downs.Making her season’s debut, Frosty Flirt ($4.20) won Friday’s $10,000 featured ninth race, the week’s Open contest, while The Kentuckian ($4.00) notched his second win in succession with a 1:55.1decision in the $6,000 seventh session.Frank Milby drove both first-place finishers for trainer Tracy Brain...
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Ice Machine cool in Dexter Cup

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Robert Key’s Ice Machine with David Miller won the featured $160,850 Dexter Cup final on Saturday. Going in 1:57.3, Ice Machine’s win marked the first Dexter win for trainer Charlie Norris and second Dexter in a row for David Miller. Miller won last year’s event with Flex the Muscle.   Ice Machine got away fifth but cleared at the three-quarter pole and never looked back to take the 5...
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Surgery puts Put On A Show out til September

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Put On A Show, a winner of $1,947,726 lifetime, won't debut until at least September according to trainer Chris Ryder.   The 4-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Stienams Place underwent surgery on March 12 to remove a chip out of her right knee and the veteran conditioner isn’t taking any chances bringing his star pacer back.   “She’s coming back just fine,” Ryder said...
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Canada HOY Dreamfair Eternal to qualify Monday

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Canada's Horse of the Year in 2010, Dreamfair Eternal is scheduled to qualify Monday at Mohawk Racetrack.   Owner John Lamers confirmed that the daughter of Camluck-J Cs Natalie has come back in fine form in hopes of having another spectacular season.   "Everything is on schedule," Lamers said. "Since her last race, Pat (trainer Pat Fletcher) never completely shut her down. He kept...
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Western Outfitter sets Scarborough mark

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs played host to the largest crowd of the 2011 racing season on Saturday as an enthusiastic throng flocked to the seaside oval on Kentucky Derby Day. They were also treated to an historic performance as Western Outfitter sped to a brand new track record for aged geldings, stopping the teletimer in a sizzling 1:53.2.  That clocking surpassed the former standard of 1:5...
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Jamieson wins Canada's National Championship

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
With four wins and a pair of runner-up performances, driver Jody Jamieson topped the point standings to win the 2011 National Driving Championship on Saturday, May 7 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park in P.E.I., and will represent Canada in the World Driving Championship this summer.   Jamieson, the 2001 World Driving Champion, took the lead in the point s...
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MacRaider N takes Yonkers Open Pace

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Reformed claimer MacRaider N (George Brennan) showed he belonged at the adult table Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving outside his five rivals, MacRaider N fell into an immediate pocket. He stalked 3-5 choice Clown's Smile (Eric Goodell), as that one--going after a fifth consecutive victory and sixth win in the last seven tries--zipped through in...
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Frecorned N wins at Yonkers

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Reformed claimer MacRaider N (George Brennan) showed he belonged at the adult table Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.  Leaving outside his five rivals, MacRaider N fell into an immediate pocket. He stalked 3-5 choice Clown's Smile (Eric Goodell), as that one--going after a fifth consecutive victory and sixth win in the last seven tries--zipped through int...
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