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Valentowner is best in Meadows Preferred

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Valentowner waited patiently behind a suicidal duel for the lead, then attacked the tiring leaders to capture Saturday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   While Mypanmar and Upfront Hoosierboy battled through withering fractions of :25.4 and :54.2, driver Dan Noble kept Valentowner along the pylons, in fourth. Noble adroitly slipped Valentowner outside before Upfront Hoos...
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Drive All Night rallies to win Pocono feature

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Drive All Night, a 19-1 long shot, rallied from last to first in the final quarter mile to win the featured Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $24,000.   George Napolitano Jr. guided Drive All Night, trained by Carmine Fusco, to the outside around the final turn to get by the horses in the back. In the stretch, he...
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Part Shark is all bite in Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
The 51st edition of the Gold Cup & Saucer at the Charlottetown Driving Park lived up to the hype as Scott Zeron became the youngest driver to ever win the event and Part Shark paced the fastest mile in the history of the half-mile oval on Saturday.   Part Shark roared to immediate command for his 21-year-old teamster and they led the multi-talented field through fractions of :26.4,...
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Sons of Art Major sweep Saratoga NYSS

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. won three of four New York Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at Saratoga Harness--all of which went to sons of Art Major--while Arts Ragin Heart came up a winner in the $124,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. final and Armbro Scorpion scored in the $66,000 August Fun final.   Morrill directed Major Work Of Art to a three-quart...
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OSS Gold elims at Mohawk

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
On Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack four Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations took place for two-year-old trotting fillies. The top two finishers from each elimination advance to the $130,000 final plus two third place finishers.A mild upset occurred in the first elimination at Beach Party As stopped the timer in 1:59.3.The Kadabra filly left the gate from post six for driver Peter Wallinder a...
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Chris Page scores 1,000th driving victory at Scioto

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Chris Page, driving champ last season at Scioto and leading driver this year, passed the 1,000-win milestone on Thursday night when he won the fourth race with Launch Angle.Page, 26, a native of nearby Mt. Vernon, Ohio, didn’t hit the board in his first three drives of the evening, but then sent Launch Angle to the front at the start from post one and led all the way to win by three-quarters of ...
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New Jersey voters disagree with Hanson report

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
New Jersey media outlets are reporting that voters in the Garden State want state government to stay involved in the horse racing industry and to keep out of Atlantic City. A poll by Quinnipiac University revealed voter sentiment on the two subjects addressed lasts month by the Hanson Commission, which called for the state to close the Meadowlands Racetrack.   A majority of the voters--69 p...
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New Canadian Hall of Famers inducted

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Ten inductees joined the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as part of the induction ceremony that took place Thursday night at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The Standardbred class of 2010 is headlined by racehorse Mister Big, the second richest pacer of all time. He is joined by the outstanding broodmare Classic Wish along with trainer Robert McIntosh, builder R. Peter H...
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Another twist in the Brooks trial

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Newsday.com is reporting that the newest twist in the ongoing saga that is the trial of Bulletproof Enterprises David Brooks is that Brooks was transferred Thursday from a Jamaica jail cell to an isolation cell in the Nassau County jail for security reasons, according to several sources. Newsday's Robert Kessler writes that the move to the high security isolation cell comes as a result of Federal...
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2011 World Driving Championship dates announced

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
The best harness drivers in the world will be coming to America in 2011 to compete in the 25th World Driving Championship. The U.S. Trotting Association, which will host the event, has announced the dates and tracks at which the historic, prestigious and rich competition will be conducted.   The 20-heat tournament, featuring a driver from the U.S.A. and one each from nine other countries, w...
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Con Game hustles to Fox victory

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Con Game won the $47,685 Fox Stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers Friday afternoon at the Indianapolis, Ind. fairgrounds, crossing the wire in 1:54.2 for driver Todd Warren and trainer Perry Smith. Four Starzzz Z, driven by Travis Seekman and trained by his father, Joe Seekman, finished second, 1 1/4 lengths behind the winner who led gate to wire. First raced in 1927, the Fox Stakes highlighted the ...
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Don Codey pleads guilty in Jersey court

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
The Asbury (NJ) Park Press has reported that Donald R. Codey, former president and general manager of Freehold Raceway and brother of New Jersey Senator and former Gov. Richard Codey, has pleaded guilty to stealing $3,045 in racetrack promotional vouchers and helping two patrons cash more than $1.3 million in bad checks at the track.   About $900,000 of the $1.3 million in bad checks has no...
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Costa Rica wins Helen Smith in 1:57.1

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Millionairess Costa Rica drew off to a four-length victory on Friday at Freehold Raceway, adding the $70,000 Helen Smith Trot to her list of stakes credits.   The daughter of Muscles Yankee, driven by Ron Pierce, took the lead early and retained it at every call to finish four lengths ahead of Kitefin Hanover (Muscles Yankee) in 1:57.1. Raysofgrace De Vie (WIndsong’s Legacy) took&nbs...
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It's (David) Miller time at Meadowlands

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
David Miller was in the second-over zone and it worked perfectly as his mounts got up in the nick of time to capture the $402,400 Sweetheart and $473,00 Woodrow Wilson on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Miller won the Sweetheart with Honky Tonk Woman, a 60-1 shot who eked out a nose win over Ms. Malicious and betting favorite Ace Of Pace in 1:52.3. Two races later Miller put Fashion Delight in t...
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Shark Gesture snags second Haughton

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture won his second straight William Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands, taking the 2010 edition, worth $702,500, Friday night with an off-the-pace rally that put him at the wire first in 1:48.2.   George Brennan was in his usual spot in the sulky behind Shark Gesture and tucked him fourth at the pylons as Real Joke (Tim Tetrick) and Mr. Wiggles (Andy Miller) battled to to t...
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Tug River Princess gives connections big night

on 08/20/2010 2:00 AM
Eric Cherry's Let It Ride Stable and Robert Cooper had a big Friday night at the Meadowlands, and all it took was a nose. Their filly Honky Tonk Woman won the Sweetheart Pace for 2-year-old fillies by a nose, and their older pacing mare Tug River Princess, who they own with Jerry Silva, won the $257,000 Golden Girls by a nose over Ginger And Fred in 1:49.3.   Jeff Webster also trains b...
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Idol wins in 1:50 at The Meadows

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Idol, a 4-year-old Sharky Spur-Beam of Joy mare, rocketed to victory in a conditioned pace Wednesday in 1:50, equaling the fastest mile ever by a filly or mare at The Meadows. Brett Miller sent Idol toward the front from post 9 for early position but had her out and moving again at the quarter pole. Once on the point, Idol sped through fractions of 26.3/54.2/1:21.2 before the electrifying fin...
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Omen Hanover tough again at Pocono Downs

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover showed her toughness Wednesday night in winning the $24,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.After sitting on the outside for more than a quarter of the race, Omen Hanover (Matt Kakaley) grabbed the lead from Four Starz Horndog (Anthony Napolitano) just before the three-eighths pole.Opening quarter was clicked off in 26.3 with Four Starz Horndog ...
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Gotapikapoketortwo captures Tioga co-feature

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Tyler Freese and Gotapikapoketortwo used an off the pace journey to capture the $5,200 condition pace on Wednesday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The win was part of a driving double on the afternoon card for Freese as he guided the 11-year old son of In The Pocket-Belligerent to his forty eighth career win. Toby Carver trains Gotapikapoketortwo for the partnership of Erick Earl Jaeck Jr and Timothy Mo...
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Rock Hollywood, Power Of A Moment repeat

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Illinois Colt Stakes champions Rock Hollywood and Power Of A Moment successfully defended their titles at the Illinois State Fair at Springfield on Wednesday, capturing their respective $35,000 divisions. Dave Magee directed Rock Hollywood from post eight to a 1:54 victory in the event for sophomore colt and gelding trotters. The career-best win was the second of the year in six starts for the so...
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