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Jersey-based drivers in G20 security snafu

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
"Is John Campbell in there?" That's what a law enforcement officer asked a group of 12 that traveled via a private plane from New Jersey to Toronto on Saturday for the North America Cup, and unwittingly created a G20 Summit security issue. The G20 Summit is being held in downtown Toronto and security was understandably extremely tight.   The group, which included the Jersey-based ...
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Panesthetic takes PA Stallion Stakes

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Panesthetic, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., captured a division of The Stallion Series in 1:51.1 Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from the three post, Morrill Jr. put the winner on top from the start of the race, taking the seven horse field to the opening quarter in :27, half in : 55.3 and three-quarters in 1:23.2.   This was the third straight victory for t...
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Sportswriter authors 1:48.3 NA Cup victory

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Sportswriter used front-end authority to capture the $1.5 million North America Cup Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, holding off the late inside rally of We Will See to win in 1:48.3. He paid $8.50 to win.   Sportswriter was hailed as the winter book favorite to win the Cup, especially since he had won the Metro in commanding fashion last summer at Mohawk, and then finished up his campai...
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Coleman, MacDonald win Fan Hanover Stakes

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
The team of trainer Casie Coleman and driver Mark MacDonald started North America Cup night at Mohawk in the right fashion as they captured the $666,000 Fan Hanover Stakes with Western Silk, who scored in 1:50.1, just one-fifth of a second off the stakes record. Betting favorite Put On A Show tried to make up ground in the stretch, but ran out of racetrack and finished second, just a neck back, wh...
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PASS to Cassis, Pilgrim's Taj, Red Light

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Cassis, used to having his way on top, stalked beautifully from the pocket Saturday and avenged his recent defeat by World Champion Pilgrims Chuckie in stake-record time in a $257,132 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Smoke, was contested over three divisions, with Pilgrims Taj and Red Light taking the other s...
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Ultimate Cameron's 1:53.3 ties Elegantimage mark

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Ultimate Cameron followed her mom to the Elegantimage winner's circle. Back in 2002, Cameron Hall won the Elegantimage Stakes. On Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Ultimate Cameron, her 3-year-old daughter sired by Yankee Glide, captured the $557,000 with a 1:53.3 victory.   Trotting specialist Trevor Ritchie drove Ultimate Cameron to the victory for trainer Bob Stewart and owner Diamond ...
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Shark Gesture wins Dan Patch by 10 1/2!!!

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture made his third trip in the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace a memorable one, setting a new track record of 1:48.1. Accompanied by driver George Brennan, the seven-year-old veteran rallied gate to wire, winning by 10 1/2 lengths, the biggest margin in the 17-year history of the race.   Starting from post five, Shark Gesture made his presence known early. Several horses had ...
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Sing Jesse Sing takes Goodtimes Trot

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Sing Jesse Sing wore down the pacesetting Text Me and then held off Priority Photo to win the $387,000 Goodtimes Trot final Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Sing Jesse Sing's time of 1:53.3 was a new lifetime best.   Rock Hollywood, who started from post nine, was the early leader, but then Randy Waples sent the 8-5 betting favorite Text Me to the front. Text Me ...
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Meadowlands moves qualifiers to Saturday

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Meadowlands morning qualifiers will be moved to Saturday this week due to lack of entries.  They will be combined with baby races, with a post time of 10 a.m.
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Mariah Wright Wins HHI scholarship

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Mariah N. Wright, 17, of Stockbridge, Michigan, has been awarded the 2010 Harness Horsemen International Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship, worth $4,000. Miss Wright, a 2010 graduate of Stockbridge’s Leslie High School, carried a GPA of 3.75 and was a Congressional Medal of Merit winner during her senior year. She was active both scholastically and in extra-curricular sports, receiving the Coache...
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Page sweeps finals of Scioto series

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Chris Page won the final of the Floating Dream Series and Steamin Demon Series for pacers at Scioto Downs in consecutive races on Thursday.He guided CB Sammie Suit to a front-running triumph in the Floating Dream final as she took advantage of post 1 to control the race from the start. After a front half in 58.1 seconds, Page and his filly shook off a challenge from Southwind Rah Rah and th...
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$100,000 Maywood Pace Friday night

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Jesse De Long’s highly regarded Delco Willobee will look to get back on the winning track when he leads a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts postward for Friday’s featured 11th race, the $100,000 Maywood Pace.  After tasting defeat for the first time in his sophomore campaign in the Cardinal Stake at Balmoral Park last time out the son of Ft. Apache H...
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Lucky Jim returns to Big M Friday night

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim will return on Friday night at the Meadowlands in a prep for next week's Titan Cup. It will be his first start since returning from Sweden in late May.   The 2009 Older Trotter of the Year is rated as the 5-2 morning line favorite in a strong field that includes five millionaires. Lucky Jim will make his first start since finishing seventh in his Elitlopp elimination on May 3...
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Hall of Famer Stan Bergstein at Hoosier Park

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Dan Patch Invitational is rich in tradition at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The track’s first major event of any breed kicked off the inaugural racing season in 1994 with a purse of $40,000. Ready to Rumble with driver Trevor Ritchie bested a field of six to win the event in a time of 1:53.1.   Now sporting a purse of $200,000, the 17th edition of the Dan Patch Invitational is kn...
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Fever, stomach problem lead to Lucky Chucky scratched

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Reigning Dan Patch Award winner Lucky Chucky, the pre-season 2010 Hambletonian favorite, was scheduled to make his first appearance of the year Friday night at the Meadowlands, but trainer Chuck Sylvester has scratched the colt due to illness. Sylvester told harnessracing.com Friday morning that although Lucky Chucky spiked a fever on Thursday, the temperature came down, but the son of Windsong’...
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Handicapping Mohawk, Meadowlands and Yonkers

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner has used his handicapping skills this weekend to post a Mohawk Analysis of Saturday night’s North America Cup card, a Metro 6 Shooter analysis of Saturday’s Yonkers Raceway/Meadowlands six-race wager, and a Yonkers Analysis (with an assist from associate editor Matt Rose) of the Saturday card, in addition to his regular Meadowlands Analysis. Giwner’s picks a...
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What do you think of this 9-race win streak?

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
With his 1:57.2 victory at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Thinker now has nine consecutive victories and is just one shy of the track record of 10 set in 2008 by Hogies Cam and Jordan Stratton.   Zeke Parker again drove Mr. Thinker to another wire-to-wire triumph for owner-trainer Brian O’Neill. The veteran 10-year-old stallion hasn’t tasted defea...
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Get your HarnessRacing Weekend Preview now!

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
The inaugural edition of the HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is hot off the presses and available today, so 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 now. Just click on the box on the top of this homepage of www.harnessracing.com, and after complet...
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TrackMaster announces software challenge finalists

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
TrackMaster, an Equibase Company, has identified three software programs as finalists in its Software Development Challenge and, based on the enthusiasm surrounding this inaugural contest, has announced plans for a second challenge beginning in August specifically focused on the development of “apps” for mobile devices such as iPhones and smart phones with the Android operating system.  ...
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Horsemen weigh in on who will win NA Cup

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
With the Pepsi North America Cup fast approaching it has provided plenty of talk at Mohawk Racetrack. Several local trainers, drivers and Woodbine Entertainment Group employees weighed in with their thoughts last night and again this morning at Mohawk Racetrack on who will win North America’s richest harness race.   To watch the complete video on the North America Cup website pleas...
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