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Trotters step out to NJSS victories

on 06/12/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championships for 3-year-old trotters also shared the marquee at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Trainer Jan Johnson netted the lion's share of the jackpot in the fillies division as Glide Power held off her stablemate Springtime Volo by a neck in 1:54.2. Costa Rica was third.   Glide Power has now won four of 11 starts for Johnson and own...
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Burlington upsets throw NA Cup into a fog

on 06/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Pepsi North America picture became more murky after all three favorites faltered in Saturday’s trio of Burlington Stakes divisions on a foggy night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Kyle Major left sharply in the opening $100,000(C) split from post three and landed in third position through a first quarter in :27.1. Driver Jody Jamieson wasted no time in sending him to command in the second qua...
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Cotton Candy in sweet Maywood win

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies were the center of attention on Thursday night at Maywood Park as Peggy Hood & Mystical Marker Farms Cotton Candy knocked off seven other Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-olds by a half-length in 1:55.1 to take the $10,000 Filly Maywood Pace elimination.  The top six finishers will now move on to next Friday’s (June 18) $100,000 final where they will be ...
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Peeeeyouuuuuuuu impressive at Scioto

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
The sophomore pacing lass Peeeeyouuuuuuuu broke her maiden impressively in taking a leg of the Floating Dream Series at Scioto Downs on Thursday. She was clocked in 1:57.4 and won by 3-1/4 lengths.Trainer-driver Billy Walters sent his Yankee Cruiser filly to the lead at the start and never looked back. He stole a soft second quarter and had more than enough left to rebuff any challengers. Favored ...
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Plano wins seven on the card

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
The ageless veteran put on a show on Thursday night (June 10) when he won the last seven races on the card.Featured on the program were claiming distaffers, on which Stick Up repeated for the star of the night.Leaving from post six in the field of the same number and racing three-wide for the first eighth of a mile into a :28 opening quarter, the eight year-old didn't clear the lead until the 5-16...
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Trotter hoping to break the bank in NJSS final

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-old trotters will be contested on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Break The Bank K was installed the 5-2 favorite in the final for trotting colts and geldings. The colt by Revenue won his 2010 debut in 1:56.3 on May 28, but came up short in the second leg of the series, finishing third to Muscle Massive. He looks to rebound Saturd...
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Meadows qualifier video now online

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), which represents horsemen and owners at The Meadows, has announced that effective immediately, video of all qualifying races held at The Meadows will now be available on its website, www.themsoa.com.  Videos will generally be available within 72 hours of the completion of the races.   Qualifiers from Wednesday, June 9, are now po...
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SBOANJ scholarship deadline is Tuesday

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
The deadline is this Tuesday, June 15 for applicants wishing to be considered for the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey 2010 college scholarships.   Scholarships, which are valued at up to $5,000, are for qualified students who plan to attend a two or four-year college or university, who are the son or daughter of a full-time participant in New Jersey harness raci...
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2YO trotting filly in 1:58.2 at Pocono

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Qualifying races for 2 year olds were held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday morning and among the winners was Reflection Of Blue, a colt by Bettor's Delight out of 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue.   Jason Bartlett drove Reflection Of Blue for trainer George Teague, and he put the colt on the front past the first quarter and then cruised home in 1:59.2, winning by 3 1/2 lengths. ...
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Lucky Chucky, Holiday Road win qualifiers

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of 2010 Hambletonian contenders were in action Friday morning at the Meadowlands as Lucky Chucky, the reigning divisional champion among 3-year-old colt trotters, and Peter Haughton Memorial winner Holiday Road won their respective qualifiers.   Lucky Chucky made his first appearance of 2010 in the Friday qualifier, with John Campbell in the sulky for trainer Chuck Sylvester. The son...
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RMTC says there is support for lowering bute threshold

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has issued a press release regarding an upcoming panel session at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) Summer Convention. The RMTC release reads, "a report previewing the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Summer Convention in Minneapolis in late July seemed to indicate that there...
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Merriman hurt in Meadows spill

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman, the leading dash-winning driver in North America, suffered what is believed to be a broken wrist in a multi-horse accident Friday afternoon at The Meadows. Merriman was driving Sound Dragin in the 11th race and was first-over with the horse when he made a break and fell, with several other horses then getting involved.   Reports indicate Merriman and Ray Paver were the ...
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Fillies fly in Casual Breeze splits

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting fillies put on a speed show Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a trio of Casual Breeze Stakes divisions, one of which produced a new Canadian record.   Although world champion Poof She's Gone captured her split, she was the slowest of the three winners.  After stealing away with a pedestrian first half of just :59, Poof Shes Gone was able to hold on for a narr...
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Wins for the 'little' guys and gals at Yonkers

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Friday night found Yonkers Raceway hosting its usual pair of $37,000 Open Handicaps, for trotters and distaff pacers. The week's featured trot had 3-2 favorite YF Little Guy (Jim Pantaleano) go from first-up to first home.   After Stonebridge Diablo (Cat Manzi) led through early intervals of :28 and :58, YF Little Guy moved from fifth. He dueled with "Diablo" through a  :28.4 thir...
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Panesthetic rewards owners with PA Stallion win

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Panesthetic, a horse so disappointing at two he was sold, gave his new owners a breakthrough win Friday at The Meadows by capturing the fastest division of a $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   The event was conducted over seven divisions, with Lap Hanover, Headbutt Harley, Show Me Up, Eagle Jolt, Earlymorninarrival and Fisher’s Characte...
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Brennan gets win 6,000

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan reached his latest milestone at his second home Wednesday night.Brennan won his 6,000th career race, leading at every waterlogged Yonkers Raceway pylon with Rydeabout ($6.80) in the $12,000, second-race trot.Say this much for Brennan...he did away with the suspense early. Needing two victories to the reach the magic number, Brennan won both halves of the $27.40 early daily do...
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Mac Martini wins Pocono feature

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Mac Martini won the featured Wednesday (June 9) $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap pace for fillies and mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Howard Parker was in the sulky.The win was the second in the last three starts for the four-year-old mare trained by Clarence Martin Jr. A 30-1 longshot in the race, Mac Martini held off a hard-charging Ashtoreth Hanover (Matt Kakaley) at the wire.Parker also...
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Jojo Goliath a repeat winner at The Meadows

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Jojo N Goliath effectively used cover to set up a spirited stretch drive that carried him to victory in Wednesday’s $25,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap at The Meadows, his second straight win in the track’s top pace. Leaving from post 7, Jojo N Goliath got away fifth before Eric Ledford tipped him off the pylons behind the first-over War Boots, who cleared to the lead in ...
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Phil Terry named to Delaware Wall of Fame

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware, OH County Fair, has been elected as the 26th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree.   In 1968, as a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, Phil helped direct traffic at the Delaware Fairgrounds.  Now, 42 years later, he was selected as the 2010 Wall of Fame honoree by a panel of national and international harness rac...
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Reminder about upcoming PASS races

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes horsemen are again being alerted of unavoidable Sire Stakes date switches that came after the USTA Stakes Guide was printed.   The 3-year-old trotting filly class will be affected twice before the end of June: the next Sire Stakes race date is June 23 at Chester, while the following leg is June 30 at The Meadows. There are also Stallion Series events in conjunction ...
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