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Sloppy track no obstacle for Mambo Italiano

on 05/07/2010 2:00 AM
Mambo Italiano splashed his way to victory in Friday night’s $60,000(C) Ontario Spring Series final for 3-year-old colts and geldings with a 1:54.1 tally over a sloppy Woodbine racing oval.   Paul MacDonell engineered the winning effort with the son of Modern Art - Killer Queen who sprinted from fourth to first in the second quarter of the race after a half in :56.3. Once on top, he was ...
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Celebrity Playboy scores Harrah's Chester upset

on 05/07/2010 2:00 AM
Dispatched as the longest shot on the board, Celebrity Playboy ($77.20) showed a late turn of foot to take the $32,000 Open Trot on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Chester.   The 6-year-old gelded son of Yankee Glide showed breaks after the start in recent efforts, so driver Corey Callahan was determined to keep him on gait early, even if it meant sacrificing early position.   Call...
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Giveittoemstraight weathers Hoosier storm

on 05/07/2010 2:00 AM
Giveittoemstaight and Lemoyne “Mooney” Svendsen endured extreme weather conditions to take top honors in the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace Friday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo slid up the inside over the rain-soaked track to win the mile in a time of 1:53.4.    Starting from the center of the pack, Svendsen was able to slide Giveittoemstaight into the g...
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No respect for P C Moonshine

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Even though he'd been beaten by less than a combined two lengths as the runner-up in his last pair of starts, five year old Malabar Maple-JM Gerula gelding PC Moonshine was overlooked to the tune of a whopping 30-1 in the $15,000 Open Handicap Trot at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on the final Wednesday night program of the 2009-2010 meet.With 1-2 favorite Baseball Express in rein to Tom Sel...
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Claudius Augustus leads royal field

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Claudius Augustus is one of those horses all owners and trainers strive to have in their stable. Not only does he bring home the money, he has quite the personality to compliment his success. He loves visitors and comes right up to the gate when someone walks by. This usually brings out his goofy side, as he will stick his tongue out and expect you to pull it. This horse likes getting his picture ...
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Zeke Parker at 9,995

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. drove three more winners on the Wednesday, May 5th afternoon 10-race card at Monticello Raceway and raised his career victory total to 9,995 and now needs just five more to reach  the  10,000-win plateau.When Zeke wins his 10,000th he’ll join just eight others in North America who have also reach that coveted milestone.Parker’s first Wednesday win came in...
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Painted Speed is April's Ohio Horse of the Month

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Painted Speed was brilliant in winning two Open Handicap Paces in April at Northfield Park, and that’s why members of the Ohio chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Assn. voted him as Ohio Horse of the Month.The 6-year-old gelded son of Real Artist won the Open Handicap Pace at Northfield on April 3 in a dazzling 1:53 with driver Aaron Merriman steering him to a pacesetting victory by three-quarte...
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Best in western PA honored

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Keystone Chapter teamed with The Meadows before Wednesday’s card to honor the western Pennsylvania-based stars of harness racing who won USHWA awards as the state’s best in 2009. The distinguished group includes Dave Palone, who will be inducted into the Harness Racing Living Hall of Fame later this year, and Ron Burke, who topped Nort...
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Feeling You impressive in Wilkes-Barre win

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Feeling You, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., was impressive Wednesday (May 5) in winning the $41,000 Wilkes-Barre Pace for three-year-old fillies.The three-year-old Cambest filly was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the race and didn’t disappoint. Morrill Jr. was first up before the three-eighths pole in the race after David Miller and Holiday Shopper led the opening split timed in 27 seconds.Feeling ...
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Cole Muffler dies

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Cottonwood Farm is extremely saddened to report that  Cole Muffler was humanely euthanized on May 5 and laid to rest just outside the stallion barn that had been his home since 1993.  The 21 year old stallion suffered a debilitating incident in his paddock on Saturday, and although he had overcome a variety of lameness issues over the past several years, this latest event proved to be un...
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Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale dates changed

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Tattersalls will be holding its Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Aug. 1, the day after eliminations for the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. In the past the sale had been held on Meadowlands Pace weekend. With the change to the Sunday sandwiched between the Hambo elims and Aug. 7 final, Tattersalls expects a large international crowd of buyers. Tattersalls is now taking entries fo...
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Filly superstars help Meadows launch PASS

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows’ component of the 2010 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes program, a series that will offer approximately $12 million in purses statewide, kicks off Thursday and Friday, with two of the biggest stars of the 3-year-old filly pacer division on hand to help launch the festivities. Thursday’s opening leg of the PASS Stallion Series for sophomore pacing fillies includes six $20,000 divisions. L...
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Greg Merton wins four; Trainer Jennifer Lappe having a big year

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Greg Merton usurped attention from Zeke Parker, when he reined four winners on the Tuesday afternoon , May 4th card at Monticello Raceway. With his four driving victories, Merton is now in third place on the local leaderboard with 85 wins, four behind Billy Dobson’s 89  but both reinsmen trail hot-handed Bruce Aldrich, Jr. who leads the colony with  144 victories. Merton began the day...
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More large payouts at Woodbine

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Windsun Countess lit up the tote board in Friday night’s final race at odds of 77-1 and generated the highest win ticket return of the week at Woodbine, worth $157.20. The pacing mare also triggered an exactor worth $1,550.50 , a triactor worth $7,656.70 and a superfecta payoff of $10,123.60. The Monday night early pick-4 pool - which features a guarantee of $40,000 -  reached another sea...
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Jason Bartlett bobble head day

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will continue its tradition of honoring the defending Drivers’ Champion with a bobble head on Drivers’ Championship of the following year. In 2010 Tioga Downs will unveil the Jason Bartlett Bobble Head Giveaway on Sunday, August 1st sponsored by Winbak Farm and Tioga Downs, which also marks the fourth edition of the Drivers’ Championship.     Bartlett took home bra...
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Lady Suffolk draws five NJ-Sired fillies

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Five of the 10 fillies in two divisions of the Lady Suffolk Trot on May 7, 2010 at Freehold Raceway are New Jersey-sired. The Lady Suffolk is being presented as a pair of $40,000 divisions, carded as the third and fifth races on Friday’s card.  The Lady Suffolk for three-year-old trotting fillies is the companion event for Saturday’s Dexter Cup. In the first split, Religulous by New Jer...
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Sportswriter wins qualifier in 2010 debut

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded Sportswriter--the 2009 O'Brien and Dan Patch award winner--made his return to the racetrack during Thursday morning’s qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack and captured his contest for driver Mark MacDonald in 1:54.3. The strapping son of Artsplace-Precious Beauty, who is one of the pre-season favorites for this year’s $1.5 million(C) Pepsi North...
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Hambo winner Shiaway St Pat dies

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The 1981 Hambletonian winner Shiaway St. Pat, died on May 2, 2010 in his paddock at the farm of the veterinarian who foaled him 32 years ago, Dr. Clete Vonderwell in Delphos, OH.  The Tarport Devlin gelding enjoyed a long and interesting career which included winning the prestigious Hambletonian with driver Ray Remmen, who was making his Hambo debut. Over a rain-soaked track, Shiaway St. Pat ...
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New format for Goshen matinee races

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
In an effort to support harness racing enthusiasts, and to allow for greater participation in 2-year-old events, the Board of Directors of Goshen Historic Track has shifted the 49th Annual Matinee Races to the first three Sundays in June (6, 13 & 20).“The decision was made to help accommodate trainers who traditionally go to The Meadowlands baby races on Saturdays” noted GHT Vice-President...
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Cassis wins Wyoming Valley Trot at Pocono

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, one of the premier catch drivers in North America, has stamped Cassis as the one to beat in the 2010 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes following the thee-year-old Cantab Hall colt’s victory Tuesday in the $35,000 Wyoming Valley Trot final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.“He’s very easy to drive,” said Tetrick in the winner’s circle following his victory with Cassis. “I never re...
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