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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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Registration Open For Meadowlands/Mohawk Handicapping Challenge

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Prize money and a seat in the 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship are up for grabs in the second annual Meadowlands/Mohawk Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 26.   The tournament, which showcases the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup simulcast from Mohawk Racetrack, will be held in Raceworld Teletheater at the Meadowlands. The cost to enter is $150 ($50 entry fee, plus...
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Ultimate Cameron wants to be like her mom

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
The best three-year-old trotting fillies in North America will be showcased Saturday night in the Elegantimage Stakes and trainer Bob Stewart is looking for a large payday.  After winning the 2002 event with double-millionaire Cameron Hall, Stewart is back with her daughter, Ultimate Cameron. The Yankee Glide miss was victorious in her division of the Casual Breeze last Friday at Mohawk Race...
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Larry Stalbaum gets win 4,000

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Larry Stalbaum won the 4,000th win of his harness racing career Monday (June 14) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It came in Race 4 with Mountain Air, a horse trained by his partner Kimberly Asher.   The 46-year-old Stalbaum left quickly and got the 11-1 longshot to the front right from the start of the race and wired the field in 1:53 in a $10,000 claiming pace.   “I’m happ...
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Pilgrims Chuckie equals world record

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Chuckie equaled the world record of 1:53 for a three-year-old trotting colt on a five-eighths mile oval in winning an $86,245 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Monday (June 14) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Trained by Scott Andrews and driven by Mike LaChance, Pilgrims Chuckie finished five and one-quarter lengths over Cassis (Tim Tetrick) with third going to Freedom Ridge (...
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Hamilton is crunching the NA Cup

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group harness racing analyst Mike Hamilton has been busy over the last few days crunching the numbers for this year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, with eliminations slated for this Saturday night.   The statistical guru has compiled a comprehensive look back at all of the previous editions of North America’s richest race for pacers and breaks down how pas...
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Tell All latest stud to shuttle to Australia

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Tell All p,3, 1:48.3; 150.3h, the 2007 Pacer of the Year, will be stamping his passport this year. Brittany Stallion Management has announced that he will travel to David James’ Empire Stallions in Arcadia, Victoria, Australia, for the Down Under breeding season.   Tell All earned more than $1.5 million at the age of three and was the North America Cup and Little Brown Jug ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven wins qualifier

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven rebounded from an unfortunate break in his division of the Burlington on Saturday, June 12 with a winning qualifier on Tuesday, June 15 at Mohawk. The talented sophomore was placed on the judge’s list after his Burlington break and was forced to qualify in order to be able to drop in the box for the North America Cup elims on Saturday, June 19. In the first qualifier, regula...
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2010 Scholarship race a success at Tioga Downs

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon held a few firsts for Tioga Downs in Nichols, New York. It had its first sub 1:49 mile in history, and also held its first High School Scholarship race for five high school seniors from the local area.  The students worked on three separate occasions with trainers from the Tioga Downs backstretch, and then teamed up with drivers on Sunday afternoon between races two and three...
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Blagojevich trial focuses on Johnston contribution

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
The Chicago Tribune reported today that in testimony given Monday in the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on alleged corruption charges, a lobbyist told how he and Blagojevich rehearsed how they were going to get a $100,000 contribution from Maywood and Balmoral Park owner John Johnston. “He’s gonna sign the bill, and all of a sudden you’re gonna give a contribution,” lobbyi...
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SOA of NY announces scholarship winners

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Bob MacDougall, Chairman of the SOA of New York Scholarship Committee, has announced that Christine Miecuna is the winner of the Association’s 2010-2011 Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,500 and Carrie Silver is the winner of the Association’s $1,500 award. Christine Miecuna has just completed her second year of study at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., majoring in Management and C...
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