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Atochia repeats at Yonkers

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Atochia (Yannick Gingras) was a repeat winner Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,500 Open Handicap Pace.   As was the case a week ago, Atochia worked out a perfect second-over trip. Leaving from post position No. 7, he fell into line fifth early as Legal Litigator (Stephane Bouchard) cleared the field like a hurdler.   That one led the way through intervals of :27.1, 56.1 ...
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Cross Of Lorraine scores OSS Gold final

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Cross Of Lorraine defeated her rivals in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final Saturday night equaling the Mohawk Racetrack track record for three-year-old trotting fillies in 1:52.4.   The mile equaled Action Broadway’s time as she lowered the record earlier this year winning in her division of the Casual Breeze Stakes. The time is also a new Ontario Sires Stakes record.   ...
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Pembroke Prayer wins Ricci Memorial in record time

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Pembroke Prayer posted an upset of Biblical proportions on Saturday at Scarborough Downs, defeating World Champion, Enough Talk in the $50,000 Joseph Ricci Memorial Invitational.   In a race filled with incredible early speed, the outcome figured to be determined by the horse best able to position himself in the opening moments. Under the urging of driver Heath Campbell, Pembroke Prayer le...
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Back To The Track festivities at Northfield

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Kurt Sugg and Dan Charlino, along with the injured Aaron Merriman, were featured in Northfield Park’s driver meet and greet Saturday night, as part of the nationwide Back To The Track promotion, and then Sugg and Charlino split the local feature races, combining for exactas in both.   Sugg took the $5,500 Open Trot with Muscle Sprouts ($8.00), a ten-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding who has...
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The Red Mile kicks off 136th season Sunday

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
The second oldest harness racetrack in the world, The Red Mile, will kick-off it's 136th season of racing this Sunday night, August 15th with a 16-race program. Racing will be Sundays, Mondays (No racing Monday Aug 16, Aug 30, or Sept 20), and Thursdays throughout the first eight weeks with a post of 6:30 pm each evening.   Thursday nights will offer great value for racing fans with a "Dol...
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Big M Pick 6 carryover surpasses $100,000

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Double-digit winners dominated the Saturday card, producing a hefty $109,462 Pick Six carryover heading into the final night of Meadowlands Racetrack's January-August harness meet.   The entire Pick Six pool must be paid out on the Friday, August 20 program, which will feature the William R. Haughton Memorial, Golden Girls, Sweetheart and Woodrow Wilson finals. A $1 base wager, the Pick Six...
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Heavenly Ash crushes Woodstock track record

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Putnam Mackenzie maintained her flawless Grassroots record and extended her win streak to six in a nail biter at Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon.   Starting from the trailing Post 8, driver Robert Shepherd had Putnam Mackenzie positioned fourth as Chablis Nourrir led the field of three-year-old pacing fillies to a :28 opening quarter. As the pacesetter carried on to a :57.1 half, Sh...
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Tioga hosts New York Fair Stakes action

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair Stakes rolled into town at Tioga Downs on Saturday night, and a few of the shining stars from the New York Sire Stakes program shined brightest.   Hometown favorite Aruba Vacation extended his winning streak to five in one of four divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters with usual pilot Fern Paquet Jr. returning to the sulky after a week hiatus. Paquet pu...
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Favorites deliver in Bridger series

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
Both favorites delivered in the second leg of the Bridger Trotting Series at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday night.Master Builder delivered in the first division for driver Jody Jamieson. Leaving from post eight, the son of Glidemaster was positioned fifth past the opening quarter of :29.1 set by Galileo Dream and driver Luc Ouellette.As the field headed towards the half mile, Ouellette was attacked ...
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Cruzin Angel flies at Scioto

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
The freshman pacing filly Cruzin Angel broke her maiden impressively by zooming past Pink Magic in deep stretch to win for driver Sandy Beatty in 1:58.4.The Yankee Cruiser lass is trained by Ron Steck owned by Rhonda Heady of Arizona and George Green of New Jersey. She was making her fourth lifetime start. Her first trio of starts had come at fairs in Xenia, Mt. Vernon, and Hilliard.Washed Ashore ...
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Meadowlands Pick 6 carryover nearly $30,000

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
A Pick 6 carryover of $29,568 tops the Friday night card at Meadowlands Racetrack. A $1 base wager, the Pick Six begins in race four and includes the $32,000 mares invitational and $20,000 elimination for the Woodrow Wilson in its sequence.  First race post time is 7 p.m.  Check out Ken Warkentin's blog for his Friday selections: http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/blogs.aspx. (Meadowl...
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Final driver changes made for Confederation Cup

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
Final driver changes have been made for Sunday’s Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. Two nine-horse eliminations (races eight and nine) will lead to the top four in each—and a fifth-place finisher drawn by lot—advancing to the same day final, worth $547,000. Here are the Confederation Cup eliminations: Race 8—Post Time 3:25 p.m. 1 Four Starz Trace (Luc Ouellette) 8-1 2 Stonebridge T...
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Celebrity Faith takes Helen Smith elim

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
Celebrity Faith coasted to victory on Friday and was one of five fillies to advance to the $70,000 Helen Smith Trot Final on August 20 at Freehold Raceway.   Celebrity Faith, a daughter of Yankee Glide driven by David Miller and trained by Staffan Lind, was on top at every call and won the $10,000 elimination, the seventh race, by two lengths over Keystone Tabby [by Classic Photo] in&n...
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Tu Tu Twain rolls at Scioto Downs

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
Tu Tu Twain rolled down the track to a 1:54 score in the fastest mile of the evening on Friday at Scioto Downs. The 7-year-old pacing mare shot out of the pocket entering the stretch and posted a 1-1/2 length victory over Big City Hanover while pacesetting Noble Zena faded to third.   Tu Tu Twain was driven by Kayne Kauffman for trainer Chris McGuire and owner Huggybear Racing LLC of Ohio. ...
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Fleur de Lil A, Master Pine win Yonkers features

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
Fleur de Lil A (catch-driver Eric Goodell) closed from third-over Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 5, "Lil" was content to watch as LR Dancing Dream (Jim Pantaleano) led through fractions of :27.2, :56.2 and 1:24.3. Little Mermaid N (Stephane Bouchard), the very slight 2-1 choice, was pocketed whi...
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Meadowlands Pick Six carryover nearly $60,000

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
A Pick Six carryover and two guaranteed Pick Four pools give bettors big wagering opportunities to aim at Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   A series of long shots has produced a Pick Six carryover of $58,185 heading into the Saturday night card. A $1 base wager, the Pick Six begins in race four. A nine-day Pick Six carryover produced a $131,599 payout on Saturday, February 6, 2010...
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Shark Gesture holds on in Haughton prep

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture held on to win the $50,000 William R. Haughton Memorial Prep for free for all pacers Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   George Brennan guided Shark Gesture to victory in 1:49, holding off a late rally from Won The West. The four-year-old son of Cam’s Card Shark-Simple Gesture has earned nearly $2.5 million lifetime for trainer Larry Remmen and owners Norman Smiley of B...
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Records fall in New York State Fair action

on 08/13/2010 2:00 AM
The pacer My Girl’s A Star and trotter Some Girls turned in track record performances during Friday night’s New York State Fair program for 2-year-old distaffers at Vernon Downs.   My Girl’s A Star recorded a 1:52.2 triumph in Friday’s opening division of a $125,650 New York State Fair contest that sliced 1/5th-of-a-second off the previous Vernon standard for 2-year-old filly pacers...
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Triomphe De Vie triumphs in PASS

on 08/12/2010 2:00 AM
Triomphe De Vie, piloted by Dave Palone and trained by Ron Burke, turned in the fastest time of the three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In the final division, carrying a purse of $91,132, Triomphe De Vie stopped the timer in 1:57.4. Second was longshot KT tag I’m It (Ed McNeight) with third-pl...
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Elimination fields set for Confederation Cup

on 08/12/2010 2:00 AM
The draw for Sunday's Confederation Cup, which features eliminations and a final on the same day, was conducted Thursday morning on a live local television morning show, and the fields for the two $50,000 eliminations follow. The George Berkner-trained BG's Folly was a $25,000 supplemental entry to the Confederation Cup, which will carry a purse of $547,000 (Canadian) for final. The top four ...
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