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Cuz She Can takes Betsy Ross in 1:49.4

on 07/04/2010 2:00 AM
Cuz She Can, who has raced almost exclusively at Harrah's Chester since the meet began, was a winner in four of her last six against distaff company and second in her other two efforts.   But on Sunday, July 4, she saw noticeably tougher company with millionaires Tug River Princess and Chancey Lady in town and stil captured the $100,000 Betsy Ross in 1:49.4.   Noting her willing...
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Frosh series action at Hoosier Park

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Freshman pacers took center stage Friday evening, July 2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the second leg of the Sandra Lil series for fillies and Abercrombie series for colts. Third Straight gelding Straight Dancer registered the fastest mile of the night, racking up another victory with a 1:56 performance.   Three divisions of the Abercrombie were carded Friday, with Straight Dancer ...
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Landmark Stakes headline Goshen card

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
It was the first day at Kindergarten at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday (July 3) as seven divisions of Landmark Stakes for 2-year-olds were contested. Many of the contenders earned their first paychecks, including two from the Linda Toscano stable.   In a $6,236 Landmark division for 2-year-old pacing colts, Major Way (Art Major-Feminine Ways) made quick work of the field. Leading wire-to...
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Shady Sabrina sets new Scarborough mark

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
The summer of speed continued at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (July 3) with equines of the fairer sex creating all the headlines and Shady Sabrina laying claim to the fastest mile ever paced by a mare at the Downs.   Shady Sabrina, racing in the $10,000 second leg of the Mid-Summer Classic Pacing Series, eclipsed any previous effort ever mustered by a distaff pacer in all of Maine, touring...
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Near record for Custard The Dragon in PASS

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon was breathing fire in his career debut on Saturday (July 3) at The Meadows, scoring in a 1:52.4 mile that missed the Pennsylvania Sires Stake record by a tick.   The $335,756 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Albatross, was conducted over six divisions, with Mystic Desire, Something For Doc, Wink N Atcha, Ghost Written and Pangali taking the other...
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Enough Talk edges Lucky Jim in Titan Cup

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Enough Talk wore down Lucky Jim in the stretch to win the $235,750 Titan Cup on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Enough Talk tracked Lucky Jim down the backstretch and was left right at his wheel as the latter took command from Likeabatoutahell in a :54.4 half-mile split. The two horses raced in tandem until Enough Talk drew clear in the final strides, edging his rival by a half-...
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Jersey Cup splits to BG's Folly, Rockin Image

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
BG's Folly tipped to the outside at the half and steamrolled past the leaders to win the first of two $38,100 Jersey Cup divisions in 1:50.3 on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   BG's Folly, driven by Brian Sears, scored his second straight stakes trophy after a similar first up stunner in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on June 12. Trained by George Berkner, BG'...
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Hypnotic Blue Chip wins Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Francis Azur’s Hypnotic Blue Chip ($8.60) won Saturday’s $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie with a track-record equaling 1:49.4 effort. He defeated Won The West by five lengths, with favored Foiled Again, who set the fractions, finishing third.   Foiled Again and Dave Palone battled Pilgrims Toner for the early lead and took the field to the quarter in 26 seconds. Pilgrims Toner backed off an...
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Takter pupils sweep Yonkers Trot elims

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Math problem, Yonkers Raceway/Yonkers Trot version ...If Jimmy Takter entered four of the 15 3-year-olds in Saturday night's two, $40,000 elimination races and Takter won both of the races and finished second with yet another one, do we grade this on a curve?   Hard Livin' (Takter himself) and Senor Glide (Cat Manzi) lead an octet into the final of the 56th Yonkers Trot, first jewel of the ...
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Ohio Sires Stakes kick off at Northfield

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
The $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie may have been the headliner at Northfield, but the Battle undercard featured six $15,000 Ohio Sires Stakes heats for three-year-old fillies, with an even split between trotters and pacers.   The Stakes action opened with Daryl Sherman’s Jesse’s Messenger ($2.10) cruising to a 1:56.3 win, the 2nd fastest trotting mile every by a three-year-old filly at No...
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Indiana Sires Stakes preps held at Hoosier

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Two of Indiana’s finest trotters battled it out to the finish in the $20,000 prep race of the Indiana Sires Stakes Saturday, July 3. Hoosier Cadillac and Mark O’Mara chased down ABC Mercedes and Joe Putnam in the final strides to take home the top prize in a time of 1:55.1. Both horses will return for the $100,000 final next Saturday, July 10 during Hoosier Champions Night, which features more...
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Uncle Freddie sets national season's mark

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
There seems to be plenty of competition amongst the babies thus far, as was evident Thursday, July 1. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted the second leg of The George Sholty Series, designated for two-year-old colts and geldings. The one-mile trot holds a purse of $15,000.   After winning the first leg of the series last week, Dream Kid and Ricky Macomber were the favorites at the gate....
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Cassis rocks Goshen in 1:55.4

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
Cassis rocked the “Cradle of the Trotter.” Trainer Ray Schnittker's Cassis, a 3-year-old Hambletonian eligible son of Cantab Hall-Dirty Martini, on Friday trotted the fastest mile in the 172-year history of Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y. Cassis won the $25,443 Landmark Stakes for 3-year-old male trotters by 23 1/2 lengths in 1:55.4.   The previous Historic Track record was 1:5...
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Devilish Emerald makes winning debut in PASS

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
Devilish Emerald was positively angelic in her career debut, moving crisply to the front and holding on late in the fastest division of Friday's (July 2) $284,932 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows.   The event, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over six divisions, with Norma Jean Hall, Tango Dancer, Celebrity Katie, Pacific Splash and Alzata Han...
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Holiday Road narrowly takes Dickerson Cup

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
Holiday Road sparkled in his 3-year-old debut with a hard-fought victory over Muscle Massive in the $80,900 Dickerson Cup Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Holiday Road sat third in the early part of the mile as Muscle Massive and Pilgrims Chuckie each took turns at the controls. Holiday Road came first up to seize command mid-way down the backstretch and was quickly met with the cha...
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Ginger And Fred, Lady In The Wind win at Yonkers

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
Ginger and Fred (catch-driver Larry Stalbaum), given a perfect Friday night second-over trip from an imperfect eight-hole assignment, grabbed Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   The millionairess, last seen in these environs winning the $237,000 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker in early May, grabbed a seat fifth as the slight 2-1 favorite. She then s...
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Bertha comes up big at Vernon

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
Biggest Big Bertha, a recent ship-in from California, collected her 55th career victory after a 1:52.3 performance in Friday night’s $11,000 featured sixth race at Vernon Downs.   Trainer Rick Plano was in the racing bike as Biggest Big Bertha rallied three wide from fourth in the final turn and then closed from third in the final furlong to earn a two-length tally in the weekend’s top ...
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Favorites score Summertime splits at Mohawk

on 07/02/2010 2:00 AM
Dalhousie Dave held off a late challenge from Classic Rock Nroll to capture the first division in the second leg of the Summertime Pacing Series on Friday (July 2) at Mohawk.   60-1 longshot Lord Of Art and driver Luc Ouellette controlled the pace with fractions of :27.3 and :56.3 before surrendering the lead to Dalhousie Dave at the three-quarter pole in 1:25. Dalhousie Dave and driver Jod...
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Ally Gal Ridge in 1:54.3 at The Meadows

on 07/01/2010 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 24-1, Ally-Gal Ridge powered through the lane to equal the stake record of 1:54.3 in a $254,232 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Meadow Bright, was conducted over three divisions, with Bone A Fide and Merger Blue Chip capturing the other splits. Ron Burke enjoyed a stake training double with Ally-Gal Ridge an...
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Tug River Princess, Chancey Lady head Betsy Ross

on 07/01/2010 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo's reign in the Betsy Ross at Harrah's Chester will come to an end on July 4.  But despite her absence from the field, there's no shortage of talent among the eight distaff pacers assembled by racing secretary Rick Kane for Sunday's $100,000 event.   A pair of millionaires in Tug River Princess and Chancey Lady headline the entries for this year's renewal of the Betsy Ro...
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