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Pacer does Trigger impersonation at Monticello

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
One of Zeke Parker’s six wins on Wednesday at Monticello Raceway was with Cynthia Lynn Massari’s 3-year-old Artiscape gelding Takemewithyou. Parker guided the pacer to a 1:58.2 wire–to-wire triumph over Texas Treasure much to the pleasure of Cynthia and her husband Peter who went to the winner's circle for a photo after their colt’s victory.   But the lightly-rac...
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Rock N Roll Heaven, Put On A Show favored in NJSS

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven and Put On A Show, both by Rocknroll Hanover, have been installed as the morning line favorites in their respective $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old pacers on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Rock N Roll Heaven, the winner of the $220,000 Berry’s Creek final on May 8, is the 2-1 pick in the division for colts and geldings, card...
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Tioga to hold scholarship race

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association (STHHA), and the Harness Horse Breeders’ of New Yord State are joining together to host a scholarship race for high school seniors.   Tioga Downs, the STHHA, and the Harness Horse Breeders are working with five local area high schools and students will be teamed up with local horsemen. Students will be required...
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Sportswriter to make 2010 debut at Mohawk

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
Although trainer Casie Coleman told harnessracing.com a few weeks ago that she was contemplating entering the reigning Dan Patch and O’Brien award winner Sportswriter in this Saturday night’s $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park, the two-time O’Brien Award-winning trainer has instead opted to enter the colt in an overnight that same night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Sportswriter, who has t...
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'This kind of behavior won't be tolerated' in Michigan

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
Michigan Gaming Control board executive director Rick Kalm told harnessracing.com in an exclusive interview Tuesday afternoon he is hopeful the ongoing investigation into alleged race fixing in the state can come to a quick closure. Last Friday, five horsemen were excluded from competing at Hazel Park and suspended from racing through the remainder of the year, bringing to eight the number of thos...
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Mr. Thinker wins sixth straight at Mighty M

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
Mr. Thinker just keeps rolling on. The 10-year-old stallion has had a distinguished career where he has earned in excess of $270,000 and won 42 races. On Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Mr. Thinker recorded his sixth consecutive victory--even with a new plot aboard.   For the second time in over the pacer's recent win skein, Brandon Simpson got the call from trainer Brian O’...
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Auckland Reactor to race Sunday at Chester

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
Auckland Reactor, sixth in his North American debut last Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the Invitational Pace won by Real Joke in 1:47.3, will make his second start of the year this Saturday in an Open Pace at Harrah's Chester.   Last week driver Brian Sears moved Auckland Reactor up first-over against the leading Real Joke, but the stellar New Zealand-bred pacer tired in his fir...
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Full field for $500,000 Hoosier Cup

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
A full field of 12 sophomore pacing colts will line up behind the gate Saturday evening, May 29 in the $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Hoosier Cup is the featured event on a 14-race card that will offer Indiana Sires Stakes action and total purses of just over $1 million. This year’s contest features a trio of two-horse entries.   George Teague, who sent out ...
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Solano wins 7th of year at Harrington

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
Johnny Waite and Wade and Kathleen Wyatt's Solano ($3.80, Corey Callahan) timed his charge perfectly to win Monday's $20,000 Open at Harrington Raceway.   The 5-year-old No Pan Intended stallion settled last early in the short field of five, before pulling second-over and grinding his way to the top in the final strides over pacesetting Art Gram. Print It finished third. It was the sev...
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Illinois horsemen told to wait until November

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association has reported that horse racing industry leaders met with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton for 90 minutes on Monday, May 24, and Cullerton announced that he would not be calling the “slots at the tracks bill” this week. But according to an IHHA notice, Cullterton "he was quick to tell us that help was right around the corner." The IHHA's upda...
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It's time to play Jug Fantasy Contest!

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
The first race in this year’s Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest is Saturday’s Hoosier Cup Final at Hoosier Park. If you want to start earning points from the start, your deadline is 10 am Saturday, May 29.   Just go to www.jugbarn.com to create your own stable of 10 horses and to select your five starters for Saturday’s Hoosier Cup Final.   You must activate five horse...
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NFL's Super Bowl to Meadowlands in 2014

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will be the stage for one of the greatest spectacles in sports in 2014. Late Tuesday the NFL announced that the 2014 Super Bowl will be held at the New Meadowlands Stadium even though the game will be played outdoors in the winter.   The New York-New Jersey bid beat out proposals from Tampa, Fla., and South Florida. According to reports, the decision to h...
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More on the Elitlopp, from Meadowlands

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
Meadowlands-based trotters Lucky Jim and Enough Talk will take on the world’s top trotters in Sweden’s famed Elitlopp this weekend. In this video feature, North America’s top drivers and trainers discuss how racing styles differ overseas.   You can watch the latest Meadowlands video on Meadowlands Racetrack’s YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3wMiOco1WI   ...
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War Boots scores in 1:50.3 at The Meadows

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
War Boots, the venerable Meadows star who had been unable to win in the top class this year, showed the upstarts that these boots are made for pacin’ still as he captured Tuesday’s $25,000 Preferred in 1:50.3. It was his fastest winning mile since 2008.   Owned by Shirley Mitchell of Indiana, War Boots gained prominence at The Meadows over the last several years with a characteristic la...
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Artiscape undergoes surgery for colic

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Artiscape, a Breeder’s Crown champion and sire of seven millionaires, underwent surgery for colic early Monday morning at the New England Equine Practice in Patterson, NY. According to Brittany Stallion Management, it is currently too early for a long-term prognosis. Artiscape, who is 15, will not be available for service for the rest of the season.   Artiscape stands at Wi...
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Five horsemen excluded at Hazel Park

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that the ongoing investigation into race fixing at the Michigan racetracks that was first announced in early March has resulted in the expulsion of five horsemen at Hazel Park Friday night, May 21, and their indefinite suspension. The five horsemen had been subpoenaed by the state's Gaming Control Board to produce financial records for the past two years, but at ...
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Top Meadows mare Hidden Viggorish retires

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Hidden Viggorish, arguably one of the top trotters ever to race at The Meadows, has been retired from racing at the age of seven.   Owned by the Miller family’s Harmony Spring Stable, and trained throughout her career by Bill Zendt, Hidden Viggorish retires as a triple track record holder.  Unraced at two except for winning a qualifier in 2:05.3, she set a world record with a 1:53.1 ...
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Forever Ivy takes 1:51 lifetime mark

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Forever Ivy used her tactical speed to gain a good early seat, then overwhelmed the field with a powerful first-over bid to pull off a 20-1 shocker in Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Trainer-driver Charlie Norris hustled Forever Ivy to the three hole in a demanding :26.1 opening quarter. Despite her early labors, the 4-year-old daughter of Stand...
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LBJ Society member Robert Davenport dies

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
Former trainer-driver Robert A. Davenport died Wednesday, May 19, at The Arbors of Delaware. He was 85.   Mr. Davenport was born Nov. 20, 1924, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon retiring as a model designer from Ranco Inc., he started training and driving Standardbreds. He conditioned May Bloom p, 3, 1:57.2f ($70,584), Mickey Bloom ($...
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Field set for Elitlopp; post 7 for Lucky Jim

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
The field has been finalized for the 2010 Elitlopp, which will be contested Sunday, May 30, at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm. Lucky Jim and Enough Talk will represent the U.S., while Define The World will carry the Canadian Maple Leaf. In addition, Americans Lou Guida and Jerry Riordan will send out Lisa America, a daughter of Varenne who was foaled and is trained in Italy.   Her...
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