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Omen Hanover top gal at Pocono

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover came from last to first to win the $24,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares Wednesday (June 16) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Down the backstretch, Omen Hanover (Matt Kakaley) was shuffled back to last with Makerbark (Roger Hammer) taking the seven-horse field of fillies and mares to the three-quarter pole in 1:22.1 followed by Lightning Treasure (Anthony Napolitano).Ea...
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Showmeyourstuff solves Mikes A Mystery

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Taking full advantage of miscues by several of the top contenders in Wednesday’s featured $9,000 Mikes A Mystery Stake, Sue Phillips and Jerald & Donna Viviani’s Showmeyourstuff trotted to his third victory of the year as he reported home with a half-length triumph in 1:57.1. Sent right to the front by driver Marcus Miller the gelded son of Armbro American-Pine Bough led the field through ...
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Charity chariots return to Hoosier

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Following a successful kickoff with the Fab Five drivers in 2009, Charity Chariots is back at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The event will get underway Saturday, June 19, allowing racing fans to experience a seat behind a real racehorse. Fans will take a spin around the seven-eighths mile oval at the Anderson, Ind. track prior to the first race post time of 5:30 p.m.Charity Chariots will be co...
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War Boots marches on at The Meadows

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trailing by 6-1/2 lengths at the half, War Boots worked out a textbook second-over trip that carried him to victory in Wednesday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. War Boots picked up the live cover of Armbro Billow before trainer/driver Ray Paver sent him wide for the stretch drive. The 6-year-old Memphis Flash-Fancy Boots gelding responded with a characteristic late brush t...
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21 Jug eligibles in NA Cup

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable Contest players have until 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, to activate five horses from their 10-horse stables to be eligible to earn points in Saturday’s three $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup eliminatons at Mohawk Raceway. Twenty-one of the 30 three-year-old colt and gelding pacers who will race in the eliminations are eligible to the Jug, scheduled for Thursday, Sept...
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A superbad effort at Harrington

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Kostas Tsanakos’ Superbad Hanover ($3.20, Ross Wolfenden) equaled the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts Wednesday with a blistering 1:52.2 triumph in his $20,000 divisional elimination of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes.   The Badlands Hanover colt assumed command almost immediately and never looked back in his two length win over Amazing Quest and Brisk Clipp...
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The road traveled in the Burlington divisions

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
If you think Ideal Matters and Kyle Major paced their miles in 1:50.1 to win their respective Burlington divisions last Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, think again. If you think Keystone Raptor paced his mile in 1:50.3 to spring his 39-1 upset, think again.   All three Burlington winners actually traveled a bit farther than one mile in posting their victories. Kyle Major, who won the fi...
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Brennan, Campbell left out of 2010 NA Cup

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
With six of the top-10 dash leaders competing on the North America Cup elimination card at Mohawk Saturday night, the drivers’ colony at the Meadowlands has been left a bit sparse. Interestingly, two of those drivers still at the Big M on Saturday and without an NA Cup mount this year are the track’s leading dash driver, George Brennan, and John Campbell, who has won a record six NA Cups. &nb...
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Metro 6 Shooter rolls into week 3

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Metro 6 Shooter, the pick six wager teaming races from Yonkers Raceway and the Meadowlands on Saturday nights, is gaining popularity and momentum among horseplayers. In its first two weeks, the $1 wager has returned $43,000 and $50,000, each to one lucky winner in the first two weeks. The wager rolls into week three this Saturday.   Last week, a Saturday night dominated by lon...
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Cotton Candy favored in Filly Maywood Pace

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
One of Maywood Park’s signature events, the $100,000 Filly Maywood Pace, highlight’s Friday’s 14-race program. Also on tap is a $10,000 Maywood Pace elimination. The $100,000 final of that stake will be contested on Friday, June 25th. Friday’s Filly Maywood Pace has been carded as the 11th race on the card and it figures to be a hotly contested affair from start to finish. Leading the w...
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8 repeat in Big M baby races; 11 sires score

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
It was a big Thursday morning for trainer George Teague Jr. has his stable sent out seven winners among the 16 baby races held at the Meadowlands. Eleven different sires were represented among the winners, with eight making repeat trips to the winner’s circle.  Speed-badge honors on the day went to first-time starter So Over, who posted a 1:55.3 victory for Teague and driver Yannick Gingra...
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Action-Broadway Meets Poof She’s Gone

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
On Friday night, June 18, at Mohawk, 3-year-old trotting fillies step out in a pair of $35,000 (C) eliminations for the Elegantimage Stakes. The center of attention could well be 2009 divisional champ Poof She’s Gone, who won her June 11 Casual Breeze split at Mohawk by a mere head in 1:54.4,--the slowest of the three divisions--after finishing an uncharacteristic third the week before. Poof She...
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NA Cup handicapping, TV news

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
In addition to a trio of Pepsi North America Cup eliminations this Saturday night, Mohawk Racetrack will play host to the first of four Extreme Handicapping Challenges with advance registration still available up until 11:00 p.m. Friday night.   Also, there will be full television coverage of the NA Cup final, set for June 26. This year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup will air nati...
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Scorpion Moon rallies for win at Pocono

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Scorpion Moon rallied from out of the pocket to get up in time and win the featured Open trot on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried the night’s top purse of $24,000.Starting from post position #5 in a field of nine trotters at odds of 5-1, Scorpion Moon was hustled to the early lead by driver Jim Morrill Jr., a lead he then relinquished to Grain Of Truth in the ...
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Mohawk changes qualifying schedule

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment reminds horsemen that the qualifying schedule for next week at Mohawk has been changed due to the Pepsi North America Cup post draw on Tuesday and the Pepsi North America Cup race program on Saturday.For next week only, normal qualifying races will be held on Monday morning, June 21 and the two-year-old qualifying races will be held onFriday, June 25 - both beginning at 10:0...
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Red Star Hottie is red hot

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Forced to tuck by a blistering early pace, Red Star Hottie raced powerfully first over to capture Tuesday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap in 1:50.3, shaving a tick from her own Meadows track record for older pacing mares. With McGibson taking the field through a demanding first half in 26.1/54.3, Red Star Hottie settled in fourth. When Dave Palone moved her uncovered down the ...
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Rosecroft to close on July 1

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Officials at Rosecroft Raceway have told its horsemen that the track will close on July 1. In a memo sent by Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc. president Kelley Rogers, it was noted that “our long struggle is finally over and we have come to an end. Unfortunately, despite all of our best efforts we could not escape the unreasonable demands of the Thoroughbred industry and they have succeeded in putting...
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Changes for Maryland stakes races

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
The Maryland Racing Commission has approved the following changes to the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund stakes program for 2010.   The following races will be conducted at Ocean Downs on Saturday afternoons. Detailed race info will be available soon.   The new dates are as follows: Saturday, Aug. 7--Standardbred Fund 2 & 3 yr olds – ALL DIVISIONS   Saturday, ...
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Teague optimistic with NA Cup chances

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague has a pair of entries in Saturday night's North America Cup eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack—Dr. Dreamy and Delmarvalous—but he admits he needs a little bit of luck for either to advance to the $1.5 million final on June 26. Teague has named Brian Sears to drive both colts, which appears to be a good move as the driver has had success in the past with the pair. ...
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Almost An Angel euthanized at age 21

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Almost An Angel 2,1:57.1; 3,1:56, a winner of ($498,577 at ages two and three and $959,695 internationally, was euthanized at Hanover Shoe Farms on Monday, June 14. The 21-year-old mare had been suffering from several assorted ailments relating to old age.   Almost An Angel was voted the 2-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year for the 1991 racing season. She was trained and successf...
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