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Meadows gearing up for Adios Week

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
With table games now open, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is gearing up for one of its busiest and most exciting events of the year, Adios Week. The annual extravaganza of top harness racing and entertainment will kick off Saturday, July 24, with eliminations for the $700,000 Delvin Miller Adios and conclude the following Saturday with the 44th Pace for the Orchids.   During the festive...
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Big 10 Hanover action Saturday at Balmoral

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Hanover Stakes action was in full swing on Saturday at Balmoral Park as 10 of the 14 races on the program featured Hanover action for 2- and 3-year-old pacers of both sexes. Freshman pacing fillies kicked off the busy Saturday night card with a total of 22 youngsters battling in a trio of $19,100 splits on a very warm and muggy evening.    In the first division Joe and Tina S...
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Big night of racing boosts Meadowlands handle

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
With a strong crowd on hand at the Meadowlands, total handle for the 14-race Meadowlands Pace night card on Saturday night was $4,431,546, an increase of 5.2 percent over last year's figure of $4,212,998. Betting on the Meadowlands Pace alone was $624,347.   This year's card had one more race. The last race on the card was one of the best bet of the night with handle of $261,482, which gave...
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Wind Me Up's 1:52 win a stakes record

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Records were  broken at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon as three stakes records for the Tompkins Geers gave way to new heirs.   In the 2-year old colt and gelding pacer division, Wind Me Up was in the last race of the day but didn’t disappoint fans or bettors as the 2-year old son of Bettor’s Delight-Breathe captured the final division in a new stakes record of 1:52.   ...
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Vintage Master bests Shark Gesture in Ben Franklin

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Vintage Master (Tim Tetrick) took the longest possible way around the track, racing in behind the favorite Shark Gesture, before popping out at the top of the stretch to win the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace for older pacers by a length in 1:49 on Sunday (July 18) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. Shark Gesture (George Brennan) was second and Atochia (Ron Pierce) was third.   ...
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It's draft time for the Jug Fantasy game

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
For the next five days you may replace two horses Itin your Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable plus one driver and one trainer.  The first supplementary draft period begins today, Monday, July 19 and continues through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 23.    The next scheduled race in the Jug Fantasy competition is the Adios eliminations on Saturday, July 24 at The Meadows.   For comple...
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Sybil Patterson, widow of John Patterson Sr., dies

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Sybil Treadwell Patterson, 90, of Dalton, Ga., died Thursday, July 15, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.   She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband John Frank Patterson Sr., a harness racing Hall of Famer, in 2004. Their sons Sonny and Tony are also horsemen.   Mrs. Patterson is survived by her daughter and so...
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PASS 3YO pacing colt splits in 1:50.1

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
On a sweltering Saturday at The Meadows made for records, Panesthetic and Aracache Hanover each got one--each of the 3-year-olds captured a division of a $266,032 Pennsylvania Sires Stake in 1:50.1, a stake record they now share. They shaved a tick from the previous mark established by Lonestar Legend in 2008.   The event, known as the Tarport Effrat, was conducted over four divisions, with...
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San Pail wins Maple Leaf elim

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
San Pail served notice that he is not about to give up his Maple Leaf Trot crown without a fight by turning in a sparkling 1:52.3 victory in Saturday night’s single $50,000 elimination at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 6-year-old San Pellegrino gelding had some questions surrounding him entering Saturday’s contest after making a rare break in stride in an Open event at Mohawk on June 29. He th...
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One More Laugh takes Meadowlands Pace

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh rallied from off the pace to wear down the pacesetting Rock N Roll Heaven and win the $1 million Meadowlands Pace by a head in 1:47.4 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Valentino finished third while Rockin Image held on for fourth.   As expected, several horses were fired off the gate, with the rail-leaving 53-1 shot Kyle Major, driven by Jody Jamieson, holding his position ...
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He's A Demon fastest of 3 Dancer winners

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
The road to the Hambletonian is underway in earnest now that the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot is in the books. Three divisions of the Dancer were held Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with the winners He’s A Demon (1:53.1), Muscle Massive (1:53.4) and Holiday Road (1:54).  He’s A Demon shipped in from Mohawk Racetrack and used a big stretch rally—he was fifth, 3 ½ lengths back ...
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Roses Are Red elim to Dreamfair Eternal

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal turned in another "tour de force" in winnng Saturday's lone $50,000© elimination for the Roses Are Red Stakes for older pacing mares at Mohawk Racetrack.   The daughter of Camluck–JCs Nathalie quickly overcame the obstacle of post nine with a sharp leaving move for driver Randy Waples and tucked in fourth through an opening panel of :27.1, which was put up by Tug River ...
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Text Me, Hidden Message win CBC elims

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in action in the Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations on Satureday night at Mohawk. In the opening split, heavily favored Text Me, who is Hambletonian eligible, got plenty of respect on the front end and, after waltzing through three panels in 1:26, the son of Kadabra Dial Nile was able to hold on for a solid 1:54.3 tally, which equale...
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NJSS 2YO champions crowned at Meadowlands

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Bruce Saunders and owner Frank Bellino got a little bit of a consolation prize at the Meadowlands when their colt Lookinforadventure won the $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final just two races after they watched their horse Rock N Roll Heaven narrowly beaten in the Meadowlands Pace.   Lookinforadventure, ddriven by John Campbell, was way off the pace at the top of the homestretch a...
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Trotting filly Jezzy still undefeated with Tioga win

on 07/16/2010 2:00 AM
The “Roarin Grand” rolled into Tioga Downs on Thursday night featuring seven divisons of the Tompkins-Geers for freshman trotters.   Ray Schnittker, as always, brought his young horses ready to race, and captured one of the divisions for 2-year old trotting fillies in track record time of 1:57.4 with Jezzy, a 2-year-old daughter of Credit Winner-Ladylind. Schnittker surprised the field ...
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Latest Weekend Preview now available--FREE!

on 07/16/2010 2:00 AM
Extra, extra, read all about it! In the latest FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, read about the top Meadowlands Pace contenders, and see who the sidelined drivers Daniel Dube, Aaron Merriman, Richie Silverman and Marcus Johansson pick to win the race. There are also plenty of stats to review about the Meadowlands Classic, and a special "Flashback" of the late George Steinbrenner at the Big M for...
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Meadowlands adds Hambo day invitational trot

on 07/16/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is adding an additional trotting race on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 7. The $75,000 Vincennes Invitational Trot will be held in addition to the $300,000 Nat Ray Invitational Trot. A few spaces still remain open in the Nat Ray.   Any trainer who has a top class trotter that fits these races is asked to contact the Meadowlands Race Office, toll free, at (877) 782-2537. (M...
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Looking for help betting the Big M Pace card?

on 07/16/2010 2:00 AM
If you are looking for help betting the Meadowlands Pace card on Saturday, click on the Harness Eye logo on this homepage for an in-depth analysis provided by Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner. Giwner has been busy using his handicapping skills as he has made selections of the Big M’s Friday night card and Saturday program that also features three divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot and...
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Summations next week in Brooks trial

on 07/16/2010 2:00 AM
Testimony in the trial of David Brooks, which started with opening statements on Jan. 25, 2010, in federal district court in Central Islip, Long Island, ended this past Tuesday, July 13.  After the defense rested its case, the prosecution recalled one defense witness and rested its case as well.  Assistant United States Attorney Richard Lunger of the United States Attorney’s Office fo...
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MSRF races still on at Ocean Downs

on 07/16/2010 2:00 AM
The Maryland Standardbred Fund and Sire Stakes have NOT been cancelled! There have been several articles in the last few days regarding Ocean Downs cancelling their pari-mutuel meet for 2010. This does not affect the Stake races.   1.  All horses entering the Ocean Downs facility must have a current coggins (within 12 months) and Equine Herpes Vaccination (within 6 months). They must b...
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