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Reynolds action gets underway Tuesday at Pocono

on 07/01/2010 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit Week, which will feature top young horses from throughout North America, will open Tuesday, July 6, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and continue through Monday, July 12. There will be four divisions of the Judge Moore-W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings to get Grand Circuit Week started with three Leta Long-W.N. Reynolds Memorial divisions for 3-year-ol...
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Get your HarnessRacing Weekend Preview now!

on 07/01/2010 2:00 AM
“Wow!” “Love the weekend preview!” Those were just two of many compliments paid to last week’s inaugural edition of the HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, and now it’s time to receive issue two. If you haven’t had the chance to sign up to receive this free e-newsletter produced by the staff of The Horseman And Fair World magazine and harnessracing.com, don’t wait any longer and do so n...
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Takter sweeps Historic Harriman Cup splits

on 07/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Jimmy Takter-trained Zooming and Leader Of The Gang swept the two $44,100 divisions of the E.H. Harriman Cup of the Historic Series for 2-year-old colt trotters raced Thursday night at the Meadowlands. With Takter in the sulky, The 7-1 Zooming posted a 1:58.1 victory, while Ron Pierce directed the odds-on 2-5 favorite Leader Of The Gang to the 1:56.2 score.   Zooming won for the first t...
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The story behind Pilgrims Chuckie

on 07/01/2010 2:00 AM
Divisional champion Lucky Chucky will make his 3-year-old debut Friday night for trainer Chuck Sylvester in the $80,900 Dickerson Cup at Meadowlands Racetrack. But another colt will also represent Sylvester in the Meadowlands’ featured event: Pilgrims Chuckie. Sylvester co-owns the Hambletonian hopeful trotter trained by his friend, Scott Andrews.   “I train at the South Florida Trainin...
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Ruffle’s Kiss beats 1-5 Dancinwiththestarz

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Ruffle’s Kiss, Odds On Moinet and Aspectofmusic captured the three $87,000-plus Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.It was a thrilling stretch duel between Ruffle’s Kiss (Joe Pavia Jr.) and 1-5 favorite Dancinwiththestarz (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the opening division before the former won by a neck with a 1:52 time for the mile.The two favorites in the race ...
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Southbound Trucker is back in Monticello winner's circle

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Last year Southbound Trucker was the Horse of the Year here at Monticello Raceway. This season his prowess and lack of competition has kept him away for the most part. However, on Tuesday afternoon, June 29  Director of Racing Eric Warner  finally filled a winners/over pace  and Southbound Trucker didn’t have to ship out of town for a race.The Trucker’s return to Mighty M was we...
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Town Pro series begins at Mohawk

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series kicked off Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack with three divisions taking place.Sweet T An Bobbers upset heavily favored Mcgain N Mcgain in the first $20,000 division with a 1:54.1 final score.Driver Jody Jamieson positioned the daughter of Another Mile - Ladysalwaysthinkin fifth at the quarter pole from post two before taking command of her rivals at the...
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Photo Charm smiles in Meadows series win

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Used three times in the race, Photo Charm showed heart and speed in taking the fastest division of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake Tuesday at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters was conducted over four divisions, with Perfect Photo, Pearly Princess and Flawless Lindy capturing the other splits. Dave Palone sent Photo Charm toward the front, where she briefl...
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Yonkers promotes talking horse contest in NYC

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, at Sixth and 49th Street in New York City, Yonkers Raceway was promoting its new contest to name the talking horse used in the commercials for Empire City at Yonkers Raceway.   Two young faces of harness racing, drivers Jordan Stratton and Jason Bartlett, handed out entry blanks along with Yonkers Raceway general manager Bob Galterio and his daughter Claire, and Eileen Ro...
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Sportswriter to arrive in NJ on Monday

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Sportswriter is expected to arrive in New Jersey on Monday, July 5, in preparation for next weekend’s Meadowlands Pace eliminations. The 2-year-old divisional champion struggled with quarter cracks and bruised heels in his first few starts of the season, but trainer Casie Coleman reports the colt is in peak condition after his 1:48.3 victory in the North America Cup...
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Takter on pre-card broadcast on Thursday

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter will sit In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Thursday pre-card broadcast to discuss his Hambletonian hopeful Muscle Massive and his entrants in the Harriman Cup that evening.   Greg Peck, who captured the 2009 Hambletonian with Horse of the Year Muscle Hill, is the featured guest on Friday. Peck will start Holiday Road on the path to the sport’s richest event in the His...
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Silverman making progress in rehab

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Richie Silverman is undergoing physical rehabilitation at Care One in Wall Township, NJ following a June 18 racing accident in which he fractured both ankles.   The most seriously hurt of the six drivers involved in the crash, Silverman expects to be released from Care One next week and will finish recuperating at his home in Wellington, FL.   "I'm getting used to using the wh...
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Foiled Again favored in Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Defending Battle of Lake Erie champ Foiled Again drew the rail for Saturday’s 25th edition of the race and has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite by director of racing Dave Bianconi. Foiled Again will be driven by Dave Palone, who will be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Ron Burke trains the millionaire pacer for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and J...
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Kindergarten nominations show increase

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic series,offered for freshman trotters only in 2010, has matured into an intriguing option for those seeking opportunities to prepare their precocious harness racing juveniles for the fall stakes.   The number of nominees increased dramatically this year which, in addition to in increase in money added to the finals from $25,000 to $40,000, will see the purses for eac...
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2YO trotting filly Jezzy 1:57.3 Acorn winner

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Jezzy shook loose in the stretch and rallied past the pacesetter Global Desire to win the $83,800 Historic Acorn Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Jezzy trotted to a 1:57.3 victory in her career debut. Global Desire was 1 1-2 lengths behind her, while Oakiedokie Hanover was third.   Part of a four-horse entry in...
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Trainer-driver Ray Small retiring at Pocono Downs

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
Raymond (Ray) Small of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will retire from the sport of harness racing Wednesday (June 30).On Wednesday night, he’ll also be celebrating his 79th birthday ry and retirement in the clubhouse at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The veteran horseman has been a fixture at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack for many years. He was born in McSherrystown, near Hanover, Pa., June 30, 193...
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He's Gorgeous looks the part in NYSS

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continued at Yonkers Raceway Monday night, with the $278,200 Hugh Grant Pace (3-year-old colts and geldings) in five divisions.It was a 4-H sort of evening...Hazy, Hot, Humid and He's Gorgeous.The defending NYSS champ--and frosh track record-holder--made a mockery of the third ($56,440) statebred division at a nickel on a dollar. He's  Gorgeous ($2.10) won by 5 1/2 of the...
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Merton gives thanks as winner of Mayflower Mile

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
In what turned out to be a great horse race, Greg Merton drove Tradin Paint to a come-from-behind  1:59.3 victory in Monticello Raceway’s Mayflower Mile on Monday afternoon. The event, for drivers of British extraction, was the sixth preliminary leg in the tracks year-long Heritage Drivers Series.   When the wings of the mobile starting gate folded five pacers went ou...
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Yonkers looking for a name for talking horse

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
Have you ever met a talking horse?...He’ll make a New York City public appearance Wednesday, June 30, from 9 am-1 pm.   Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is looking for a name for the talking horse that is featured in television commercials, and a contest is now underway to name the horse, with a grand prize of $1,500 on the line.   The promotion runs through ...
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15-race all stakes card at Meadows Friday

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
In what may be a first for a non-Adios Day card, The Meadows on Friday, July 2, will offer a 15-race program consisting exclusively of stakes. The card features nine divisions of a Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers and six splits of a Stallion Series event for freshman filly trotters. With each division going for $20,000, 111 youngsters will vie for $300,00...
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