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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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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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