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CBC colt finals to Hidden Message, Big Bay Point

on 07/24/2010 2:00 AM
Hidden Message, driven by Phil Hudon, rallied from well back to take the $165,550 Canadian Breeders Championship Final for three-year-old colt trotters, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   In posting the 8-1 upset, Hidden Message, trained by Emma Frieze for owner Fintec Stables of Hamilton, powered his way down the middle of the track to best Arriba Amigo by a going away three-quarters of a len...
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Sears sweeps Tarport Hap divisions

on 07/24/2010 2:00 AM
Two $88,000 divisions of the Tarport Hap for 3-year-old filly pacers were contested Saturday evening at Meadowlands Racetrack.   In the first division, Put On A Show delivered another impressive performance, pacing to victory in 1:50. Driver Brian Sears guided her three-wide to take over the lead, and she drew off to a four-length win. Dancin Barefoot was second, while Seriously finished th...
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San Pail sets record in Maple Leaf Trot repeat

on 07/24/2010 2:00 AM
San Pail, driven by Randy Waples, took no prisoners Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, wiring a star-studded cast in the $772,000 Maple Leaf Trot.   Not only did San Pail become the first horse since the incomparable Mr Muscleman in 2004-05 to win-back-to-back editions of the Maple Leaf Trot, but he also set a stakes record of 1:51.3, eclipsing Arch Madness’s mark of 1:52 in 2008.   At ...
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Buck I St Pat lights out in Armbro Flight

on 07/24/2010 2:00 AM
Buck I St Pat delivered as expected to take the $376,000 Armbro Flight Stakes final at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night.   The race was contested despite a lengthy power outage which occurred just prior to the race.   The daughter of Jailhouse Jesse left from post one for driver Tim Tetrick and was positioned fourth through the opening quarter of :26.3 produced by Autumn Escapade and ...
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Roses for Tug River Princess at Mohawk

on 07/24/2010 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess uncorked a furious final-quarter rally to post a mild upset in the $376,000 Roses Are Red Stakes final for older pacing mares on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The five-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover – Aucryifiwanto, with Jody Jamieson in the driver’s seat, sat off the pace early and watched favourite Dreamfair Eternal work her way to command throug...
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Cat Manzi bombs out

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
To infer Yonkers Raceway called out the bomb squad Thursday night would be a cheap, attention-grabbing ploy...until you looked at Cat Manzi and the tote board.Manzi, securely sequestered in second place in local driver standings, threw down the gauntlet with four winners (from 11 drives) on the 12-race card.Two of Manzi's wins--back-to-back, no less--lit up the landscape to the tune of 69-1 and 13...
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Driving title up for grabs at Tioga

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
The Driver Standings at Tioga Downs show a close race between three drivers on the money list, and with this being the final weekend to make a surge for the lead, it’s anyone’s to win. Corey Braden, Bruce Ranger, and Jim Morrill Jr. are all within $26,000 of each other with just this final weekend to go, and it’s anybody’s race. Jim Morrill Jr. currently leads with $296,085 after last week...
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Lauren repeats at Mohawk

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Lauren was a repeat winner while Artic Byrd also emerged victorious in Thursday night’s second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series for two-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack.Artic Byrd sat well off the pace in the first split for driver Chris Christoforou and was situated in fifth position, more than five lengths off the lead, as the field turned for home. Despite the deficit, the daug...
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Finley's take: racing told to "drop dead"

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Writer Bill Finley, in a column published Thursday (July 22) on espn.com, sums up the report of New Jersey's special advisory committee on entertainment, sports and gaming, and he sums up the committee's treatment of horse racing with this observation: "A portion of the press release on the commission's report carries the headline `Creation of a Sustainable Industry Structure to Pre...
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Latest Weekend Preview Available--FREE!

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Extra, extra, read all about it! In the latest FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, read about the trio of stakes events for older horses at Mohawk, including the Maple Leaf Trot and Armbro Flight. There is also an inside look at the eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios for 3-year-old colt pacers at The Meadows.   Just click on the box on the top of this homepage and after completin...
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Buckeye Nation scores in Sydney

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Ohio-bred and appropriately named Buckeye Nation won the $20,000(Aus.) Stallion Station Chariots of Fire preliminary over the seven-eighths mile Tabcorp Park Menangle oval north of Sydney on Friday night. He then drew post 10 for the $200,000 championship, set for next Friday night, July 30.  Buckeye Nation, who was bred in Ohio by Kathleen Borchers, is trained and driven by Luke McCarthy, w...
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Could Boztheman be Boz the Hambo starter?

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
The entry box for this year’s Hambletonian closes Tuesday morning, July 27, but the number of possible starters grew unexpectedly by one Thursday night when the Trond Smedshammer-trained Boztheman scored an impressive 1:53.4 win in an overnight at the Meadowlands. Smedshammer told harnessracing.com Friday morning that “it’s possible” Boztheman will be entered in the Hambletonian as a resu...
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We Will See surprises his trainer; ready for Adios

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
If the old adage about horses for courses is true, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino might as well place the Delvin Miller Adios celebratory blanket of orchids right now on We Will See. That's because the son of Western Hanover-Aberdakara, owned by Shannon DePinto and Earl Smith, is undefeated in three Meadows starts, including victories last year in a Keystone Classic division and the Pennsylvan...
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NY-sired 2YO trotting colts at Buffalo

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes circuit makes one last stop at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night, first post time 6:40 pm.  Seven divisions of freshman colt trotters will take to the Hamburg Oval going for close to $20,000 in purse money.   In the first division, race 4, trainer and driver John Hallett will have to use his driving skills to get Typical NewYorker from post eight to the winners...
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Put On A Show headlines Tarport Hap field

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacers will step out in the $176,000 Tarport Hap on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack, and the one to watch is Put On A Show.   Put On A Show looks to deliver another winning performance as the 7-5 favorite in the first of the two $88,000 splits (race three on the card). Brian Sears will sub for her regular partner, Tim Tetrick, in the sulky.   Trained by C...
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Have you entered at the Meadowlands?

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Some harness racing advocates in New Jersey are calling for horsemen to do everything they can to support the Meadowlands entry box, which in turn will spur handle and show that the state's harness racing industry is not expendable, as this week's recommendations by the Hanson commission suggests.   In case you need a reminder, the Meadowlands entry box has the following deadlines for next ...
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Hannah Isabel, Y F Little Guy score at Yonkers

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Hannah Isabel (Cat Manzi), Y F Little Guy (Jim Pantaleano) and Mother Nature (no help needed) led Yonkers Raceway's Friday night festivities.   After a weather delay, "Hannah" put on her best rain garb and went the distance in the co-featured $42,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 5, she worked around Cheyenne Trish (Brent Holland) and led though...
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Gran Cameo a wire-to-wire winner at Scioto

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
When driver Jack Dailey got Gran Cameo to the front in the featured pace for females on Friday night at Scioto, he backed down the tempo and the six-year-old mare had more than enough left to sprint home ahead of her pursuers.   Gran Cameo won her third race in her last six starts for owner Jerry Grant and trainer Charles Ross. She went off as a slight favorite and paid $6.60 to win.  ...
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Western Graduate sets Yonkers mark in victory

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Western Graduate (Jim Pantaleano, four winners on the 13-race card) became Yonkers Raceway's fastest female ever Friday night, blowing away her final-race rivals in 1:51.3.   The track, after a mid-card rainstorm, was downgraded to "sloppy" for the final eight races.   Leaving from the pylons in the $31,000, 13th-race pace, Western Graduate gave nothing else a chance. She zipped thr...
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Airzoom Lindy lowers Vernon trotting standard

on 07/23/2010 2:00 AM
Airzoom Lindy posted the fastest trotting mile of the 40-program meeting and a track record for 4-year-old diagonally gaited horses with his 1:54.1 triumph in Friday night’s $11,000 featured sixth race at Vernon Downs.   Trainer Frank Antonacci was on hand to drive Airzoom Lindy in his first official start of 2010. Leaving from post six, the well-bred son of Cantab Hall-True Diva followed...
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