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Burlington draws 31 in 3 divisions

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
With 31 sophomore colt pacers entered for Saturday night’s Burlington at Mohawk Racetrack, three $100,000(C) divisions will go postward with Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winner Sportswriter drawing post four in the first split. The son of Artsplace will have his work cut out for him as drawing the trio of posts inside are Malicious, Dr. Dreamy and Kyle Major.  Trainer Casie Coleman has na...
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Mr Thinker wins 8th straight Monticello race

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Mr Thinker just keeps rolling along. On Tuesday afternoon the veteran sidewheeler rambled to yet another victory when Zeke Parker guided the pacer to an easy 1:57.3 victory, which was Mr Thinker’s  eighth consecutive triumph.   With this latest victory, Mr Thinker now needs just two more to equal the track record of 10-wins-in-a-row, set by Hogies Cam and driver Jordan Stratton ...
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Red Star Hottie sizzles at The Meadows

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Red Star Hottie continued her dominance of elite distaff pacers at The Meadows as she easily captured Tuesday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap. Away third, Red Star Hottie made the decisive quarter-pole move to the lead for Dave Palone and was not seriously challenged thereafter. The 2-5 favorite prevailed in 1:51.4 for her fourth victory in the last five starts — all since a...
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Posts drawn for Rooney, Lismore at Yonkers

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night pacing stakes for 3-year-olds, the $250,000 Art Rooney (colts/geldings) and $150,000 Lismore (fillies). The field for the Rooney, with declared drivers is as follows--1-He's Gorgeous (Jason Bartlett); 2-Tobago Cays (Cat Manzi); 3-We Will See (Jim Morrill Jr.);  4-One More Laugh (Tim Tetrick).   The field for th...
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Court Jester wins in 1:51.4 at Pocono

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Court Jester, with George Napolitano Jr. in the sulky, established a new life mark of 1:51.4 in winning the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap pace Monday (June 7) at  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs added Monday nights to its racing card for the months of June, July and August and dropped the Friday evening cards.Napolitano Jr. gave Court Jester a pocket trip in winnin...
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American Pride wins at The Meadows

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
American Pride sat snugly behind the dueling leaders, then blew by them in the stretch to capture Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.After Brett Miller guided American Pride to the front from post 8, she settled in the pocket behind Caviar Forthe Lady. When 7-10 favorite Rose Run Keepsake engaged Caviar Forthe Lady for the lead down the backside, American Pr...
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White Plains Trot at Yonkers

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes caravan grabbed their E-ZPass toll tags and went downstate for the first time this season, with Yonkers Raceway hosting Monday night's $281,844 White Plains Trot.Six divisions of 3-year-old colts and gelding went at it, and Jeff Gregory threw down the evening's two fastest gauntlets with A Megabuck (1:58)  and Blacktuxwhitesocks (1:58.1).A Megabuck--who raced in the c...
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National season's mark for Windsong Soprano

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Windsong Soprano charged to a 1:53.3 national seasons record in an overnight event Monday at Mohawk Racetrack. The millionaire daughter of Windsongs Legacy took command past the quarter pole and never looked back setting fractions of :55.3 and 1:24.3 before defeating her rivals by five lengths.   Steve Condren did the driving for trainer Bob McIntosh and owner Lothlorien. The Armbro Fligh...
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NYSS gets underway at Buffalo

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes season got underway at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday. Three divisions of 3-year-old filly pacers competed over the half-mile oval, with each division racing for more than $53,000.   In the first division Androvette, owned by John DiSomma and Taylor Gower, set a lifetime best of 1:59.2. Driver Pat Berry was happy sitting in the middle of the pack until the...
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Chester world record for Vintage Master

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Of the 14 races contested on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Chester, four of them eclipsed the 1:50 mark. Additionally, two were track record performances, with one of them a world record as well.   Vintage Master ($4.40) turned in a dazzling 1:48.4 mile in the sub-featured $28,000 Four-Year-Old Open Pace, taking the lead en route to a sensible :55.4 half mile before facing a heavy threa...
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Artiscape returning to Winbak Farms

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Artiscape was released from the New England Equine Practice (NEEP) Monday morning and will return to Winbak Farms of  New York. He has been clinically normal for seven days in a row and is in excellent shape.   “I have been very impressed and appreciative of the work done by the veterinarians and staff at NEEP," said Art Zubrod, manager of the Artiscape Syndicate. "We ...
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Back To The Track Day adds $50,000 Pick-4

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
If you want fans to return to the sport of harness racing, dangling a five- or perhaps six-figure, must-win wagering jackpot in front of them should be a good way to start.   The U.S. Trotting Association, in concert with the 20 racetracks participating in the USTA’s “Back to the Track” promotion, has announced that a $50,000 guaranteed Pick-4 wager based on races at four different h...
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Michigan owner-breeder Marshall Field dies

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based Standardbred owner-breeder Marshall Field, whose top horses included Royal Strength, Band’s Gold Chip, Speedy Shopper, Precious Shopper and Fifty Percent, died Sunday morning, June 6 after a five-year battle with myasthenia gravis. He had just turned 78 on May 23.   Mr. Field was the owner of M & M Industries Inc., a Standish, Mich.-based company that specializ...
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Norm Barron dies in Ohio

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Norman Barron, 74, the former chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission, died Saturday June 5.   Mr. Barron served on the Ohio State Racing Commission for more than 20 years. In 1983, he was appointed to the Ohio State Racing Commission and never missed a meeting. For six of those years, he served as the chairman of the Commission. He also attended races at all of the tracks in Ohio for ...
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New York-sired 3YO filly trotters at Monticello

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
For the first time in the 52-year history of Monticello Raceway, 15 races are carded on a single afternoon race program. The barn-burning action will get underway on Wednesday, June 9, bolstered by seven divisions of the $188,000 NY Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies. The fillies will strut their stuff in races 2,3,4,6,8,9 and 11.   The Monticello contests are the first fo...
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Hockey star Subban named NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Two-time World Junior Hockey gold medalist P.K. Subban will be the drawmaster for this year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup which takes place on Saturday, June 26. Subban will be on hand to assist with the post position draw on Tuesday, June 22, at Mohawk Racetrack.   The native of Rexdale, Ont. began his junior hockey career with the Belleville Bulls in the 2005-2006 season and...
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Psiluvuheartbreaker wins Yonkers open

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) put forth a season's-best effort Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $37,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:51.4.Assigned post position No. 7, "Heartbreaker" worked around longshot  pole-sitter The Awful Truth (Jordan Stratton) before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. He then found a :55.3 intermission before Art's Ragin' Jet (Jim Pantaleano) paid a visi...
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Power Of A Moment splashes to win

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
Although a heavy downpour turned the track into a sea of mud, the rain could not dampen the spirits of conditioner Ervin Miller as his trainee’s, Power Of A Moment and Iam Bonasera, finished first and second with Power Of  A Moment capturing the $56,700 Cardinal Stake Final by a half-length in 1:51.1 over a sloppy track. Zipped right to the front from post position seven by driver Marcus Mi...
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Valentino, All Speed Hanover take NJ Classic elims

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
The field for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the richest race for New Jersey-sired horses, was decided by a pair of elimination races held Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Valentino burst through on the pylons to best Allthatgltrsisgold by a nose in the first of the $25,000 splits for 3-year-old colt pacers.  It was a length behind to Shoobee's Place, who finished...
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It's as easy as ABC Mercedes

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
ABC Mercedes and Joe Putnam were untouchable in the week’s top trot. The duo rallied down the stretch to take advantage of a recent purse increase and claim the lion’s share of the $25,000 purse in the Invitational Trot.Starting from post six, Putnam looked over to see what others in the race had planned at the starting gate before selecting a spot for ABC Mercedes. Once NF Soaring and Rick Fa...
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