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Metro 6 Shooter starts on Saturday

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Metro 6 Shooter, a cooperative effort of Yonkers Raceway, the Meadowlands and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, is set to begin on Saturday, June 5. The SOA of New York has begun publicizing the new wager and has assembled some quick facts about it.   Of particular note, two of the races will have "overflow" fields--12 horses at the Meadowlands, and 10 at Yonkers. Below a...
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Only 4 entered in Rooney Pace at Yonkers

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
Only four 3-year-old were entered for Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace, and only four fillies were entered in its companion event, the Lismore. Both races shall be contested a week from Saturday night, June 12. The purse of the Rooney is $250,000, while the Lismore goes for $150,000. Post positions will be drawn Tuesday, June 8.   The entrants for the Rooney are He’s Gorge...
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I’m Justa Lady makes career start 200 a winner

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
In the 200th start of her distinguished career, I’m Justa Lady showed that she still can trot with The Meadows’ elite, as she captured Tuesday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap with a Lighting Lane charge.Tony Hall hustled I’m Justa Lady to the lead, where the 9-year-old daughter of Inquirer-Quite Becoming yielded to the quarter-pole move of Southwind Wasabi. As Southwind Wasab...
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63 remain eligible to North America Cup

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
The connections of 63 colts made the final May 15th sustaining payment to this year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup and remain eligible to North America’s richest race for pacers.Headlining the group is Metro Pace champion Sportswriter and Rock N Roll Heaven, who recently won a NJSS final at the Meadowlands in 1:48.3.Breeders Crown champion All Speed Hanover also made the final payment ...
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Richie Ingrassia memorial breakfast at the Harness Racing Museum

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
Richie Ingrassia was taken away suddenly on March 30 and left a loving wife and two adorable children who will need help. They will face a future of some uncertainty.Alan Schwartz, President of the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association, organized a Breakfast fund-raiser at the suggestion and, with the support of, many of its Board members and other horsemen moved by Richie’s sudden passing.T...
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15 percent purse increase at Hoosier Park

on 05/31/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced a purse increase effective Sunday, May 30, for the remainder of the 2010 Standardbred racing season, which continues through Sunday, July 11. An average of 15 percent will now be added on all overnight purses.   “As we head into the final 30 race days of Standardbred racing for 2010, we are pleased to announce a purse increase on all of our overn...
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Text Me takes OSS Gold at Mohawk

on 05/31/2010 2:00 AM
Text Me rebounded from a sub-par fourth-place effort in last week’s elimination to capture the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack - the first OSS event of the season in this division.   With Randy Waples in the bike, the son of Kadabra - Dial Nile shot straight to the front from post nine and laid down spli...
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Southwind Samurai, Strong Hope win EBC trots

on 05/31/2010 2:00 AM
Southwind Samurai recorded the fastest trotting mile of this 57th season at Vernon Downs while capturing the $234,900 filly flight of the Empire Breeders Classic for 3-year-olds in 1:54.4 on Memorial Day afternoon. Strong Hope was a 1:55.2 upset winner in the earlier $235,900 colt/gelding clash.   Pat Berry did the steering for trainer Bjorn Noren as Southwind Samurai went right to the fron...
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A lot of Rocknroll in Hoosier Cup

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
World Of Rocknroll and Hall of Fame Driver Ron Pierce turned in a dominant performance to win the 14th edition of the $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo covered the one-mile event in a time of 1:50.3, winning by three lengths in front of a packed house.   Starting from the second tier in post 12, World Of Rocknroll floated out at the start surrounded by horses...
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Free-legged world mark for Major Hottie

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Major Hottie shocked fans at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night with a world-record performance for free-legged pacers which came in the $42,000(C) Open.   The five-year-old son of Art Major came first over on race favorite Bigtime Ball as the field passed the third marker in 1:21.1 and then wore down that rival in the late stages to post an electrifying 1:48.3 victory. Dali was flying lat...
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Sportswriter second in 2010 debut

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Metro Pace champion Sportswriter made his 2010 debut on Saturday night at Mohawk and finished second for driver Mark MacDonald behind Kid Carson by a quarter length in 1:50.2. Sportswriter rallied from sixth at the top of the stretch with a strong :26.3 final quarter to just miss in the last strides.   Afterwards, co-owner/trainer Casie Coleman confirmed that the horse will stay in Ontario...
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Show stolen from Lynch elims at Pocono

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Fancy Filly, Feeling You and Ruffle’s Kiss won James M. Lynch Memorial Stake elimination races on Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but Pilgrims Toner and Brighten Up stole the show.   Pilgrims Toner, trained by Frank Catalfamo and driven by Brian Sears, equaled the world record of 1:48.2 in winning the $24,000 Open Handicap Pace.   The 1:48.2 clocking also equale...
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Tough trip dooms Lucky Jim in Elitlopp elim

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim's first bit of bad luck came when he drew post seven in his Elitlopp elimination. Then came the trip. Driver Andy Miller chose to float away from the gate with Lucky Jim and was caught on the outside at the back of the field. In front of the homestretch he made a bold three-wide move that turned out to be impossible. By the five-eighths point of the mile, Lucky Jim wa...
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Torvald Palema wins; North Americans fail to advance

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Paul MacDonell aggressively drove Canadian representative Define The World, but he still failed to advance to the Elitlopp final, along with American contenders Enough Talk and Lisa America as the second elimination was won by Sweden's Torvald Palema.   The second elim got underway with MacDonell sending Define The World, a 5-year-old son of Duke Of York, away from the gate...
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Draw for Elitlopp final

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
The final of the Elitlopp will be contested at approximately 11 am Sunday morning and can be viewed on RTN channel 12, and here is the post position order, from the rail out: (1) Brioni, (2) Ilaria Jet, (3) Torvald Palema, (4), Triton Sund, (5), Iceland, (6) Nu Pagadi, (7) Quarcio du Chene, (8) Beanie MM.   The Elitlopp is being contested over the five-eighths mile Solvalla track in Stockho...
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Iceland, son of Scarlet Knight, wins Elitlopp

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Iceland, a son of Hambletonian champion Scarlet Knight, won the Elitlopp final Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, scoring in 1:53.2 with a savvy drive by Johnny Takter. Torvald Palema, the defending champ, finished second and Brioni was third.   Iceland finished second in the elim won by Torvald Palema and when driver Orjan Kihlstrom elected to stick with Triton Sund in th...
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Blatantly Good tops Auckland Reactor at Chester

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Going the tough first-over route, Jeffrey Bamond's Blatantly Good ($14.60) scored the minor upset over Auckland Reactor in Sunday's $32,000 Open Pace at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. The time of the mile was 1:49.4.  Blatantly Good, a 6-year-old son of Albert Albert, sat third off Auckland Reactor (Yannick Gingras), who was sent to the front to post early fractions of :26.3 and :54....
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Dr Dreamy, Galimony big Empire winners

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Dr Dreamy and Brian Sears captured the $217,250 final of the Empire Breeder’s Classic on Sunday night at Tioga Downs while Galimony took the filly split of the race.   Sears got away third as the field past the opening quarter in :27.4 with David Miller and Malicious moving to the front. However, Sears let no dust settle and moved Dr Dreamy to the front with a second panel of :27.1, reach...
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Mr Feelgood smashes track record

on 05/29/2010 2:00 AM
Former Little Brown Jug winner Mr Feelgood (Grinfromeartoear-Best Of Memories) might be nearing retirement, but he looked awesome smashing a long-standing track record at Brisbane’s Albion Park tonight (Saturday).The pacer, who was transferred from Tim Butt’s stable to Queensland’s Luke McCarthy in March, sat parked outside the leader to win eased-down in a sizzling 1:53.1 mile rate for 1,66...
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Empire Breeders Trot finals on Memorial Day

on 05/29/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host the rich finals of the 2010 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) with a Memorial Day matinee card with a post time of 1:15PM.The $235,900 EBC Final for sophomore trotting colts is led by Ray Schnittker’s entry of Big Stick Lindy and Shaq Is Back. Those two were last week’s elimination winners, with Big Stick Lindy scoring the faster 1:55.4 victory and Shaq benefitting from the ...
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