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Abscess won't keep OK Commander out of Pace

on 07/12/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Gregg McNair told harnessracing.com Monday morning that despite an abscess in one of OK Commander’s feet discovered about 90 minutes after he won his Meadowlands Pace elimination last Saturday night, the colt will be entered for this Saturday’s $1 million final. Post positions—with the connections of the three elim winners choosing their spots—will be drawn Wednesday afternoon. ...
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N.J. gaming summit to be held in August

on 07/12/2010 2:00 AM
Coinciding with the expected Aug. 1 public release of recommendations made by New Jersey’s Advisory Commission on Gaming, Sports and Entertainment, a gaming summit will be held next month. An exact date or site has not yet been announced. Industry leaders, legislators and policy experts are expected to participate in the gaming summit, which will be overseen by former Atlantic City mayor Sen. J...
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Wrenn dominates at Hoosier's Night of Champions

on 07/11/2010 2:00 AM
Peter Wrenn was the star of the show Saturday, July 10 during Hoosier Champions Night at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The track’s leading driver brought home six wins on the 14-race program, including three Indiana Sires Stakes finals, two of which came from his stable.Msnaughtybynature and Earl’s Glider, both trained by Wrenn, kept their records perfect for the year, each earning their f...
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Jate’s Boy repeats in Scioto’s fastest

on 07/11/2010 2:00 AM
It was déjà vu for Jate’s Boy on Saturday night at Scioto Downs as he repeated his 1:53.3 victory of last week. It was his second straight win after being shut out in his first nine starts this season.This week Dan Noble was in the bike while Kayne Kauffman drove Jate’s Boy last week. This week he led all the way to win while last week he came from off the pace.The 6-year-old son of Arturo i...
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That’s Justice prevails at Tioga

on 07/11/2010 2:00 AM
That’s Justice and Phil Fluet got their redemption in the $15,000 Open Handicap pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Just a week ago the duo came across the wire first in the Open, but were disqualified and placed second due to a lapped on break at the wire. This week Fluet backed That’s Justice off the gate from post four and avoided the early battle to the quarter in 26.3. Heavy 2-5 favo...
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Shark Gesture, Vintage Master get the Benjamins

on 07/11/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture and Vintage Master prevailed in their respective $50,000 Ben Franklin eliminations on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.   Shark Gesture, dispatched as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite, had no issue clearing the front and making the pace in the first elimination, floating from midfield and clearing Mr. Wiggles (Corey Callahan) just past a :27 first ...
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Wrenn, Burke win Hoosier titles

on 07/11/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Peter Wrenn set the tone early at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to earn his second straight Gregg Haston Leading Driver Award Sunday, July 11. Wrenn scored 184 wins during the 80-day race meet. The reinsman with more than 8,300 career wins polished off the meet 100 wins ahead of second place finisher Ricky Macomber, who earned 82.“I know everyone says this but you really have to than...
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Dalhousie Dave sweeps Summertime Series

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
Dalhousie Dave competed a sweep of the Summertime Pacing Series on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack and did it in style with a stakes record 1:49.4 effort for driver Jody Jamieson.   Leaving from post two in the field of 10, the son of Astreos-My Precious Katie got away fourth in the early stages and watched Outrageous Art and Dreamlands Art exchange leads through a quarter in :26.4 and a ...
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Back-to-back winners at Maywood

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
As was the case in Thursday night’s Mi Metallica Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies, a pair of stakes winners from last week were right back in the charmed circle on Friday night at Maywood Park as TJ’s Rocky and Fox Valley Libero made it back-to-back scores with each taking a $7,000 division of the Fox Valley Barzgar Stake.  The opening leg was contested as a non-wagering event and it ...
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Hannah Isabel, Master Pine win Yonkers features

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
For Yonkers Trot Eve--soon to be a recognized holiday--Yonkers Raceway offered a pair of $42,500 co-features.    Hannah Isabel (Cat Manzi) went up and over longshot leader Little Mermaid N (Pat Berry) in the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. She then held off her one serious threat to prevail in a season's-best 1:53.4. Leaving from post position three, "Hannah" moved from fifth after ...
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Veteran Mypanmar wins Meadows feature

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
At nine, the oldest pacer in the field, the venerable Mypanmar showed that he still has plenty of spring in his step as he captured Friday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, in front-end fashion.   Entering the race off two victories in his last three starts, Mypanmar rolled to the lead for Dave Palone and held off the late charge of Valentowner to down that rival by a...
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Tioga record for Drop The Ball in NYSS

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted nine division of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night.    Ray Schnittker and My Girl’s A Star captured one of the first divisions of the night, as the daughter of Art Major-Ifuwantitcumngetit made it look easy. Schnittker sent the pacing filly to the front as the field passed the quarter-mile mark in :28.3, and from there the duo ...
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Spicy Wings hot in 299G Hudson Filly Trot

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
Spicy Wings rolled from pocket to passing lane to pay dirt Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $299,050 final of the Hudson Filly Trot and leading a sweep of the medal stand for the three-horse, odds-on coupled entry.With Cat Manzi driving for trainer Jeff Webster, Spicy Wings stalked Costa Rica (Ron Pierce) to the lane, then easily went by. she won by a couple of lengths in a tepid 2:00.1.C...
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Lachance wins four Reynolds splits

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
Mike Lachance won four of the seven W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stake races Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. On day three of Grand Circuit Week, Lachance got things start in the opening division of the Meda for three-year-old trotting fillies. He was in the sulky with the heavily favored Devilish Emerald, who trotted the mile in 1:59.3.Bill Zendt trains Devilish Emerald, now two for two l...
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Rock N Roll Heaven sizzles in fastest elim

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven blazed a path to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace with a stunning 1:47.3 clocking in the first of three $50,000 elimination races on Saturday night.Driven by John Campbell, Rock N Roll Heaven took command in a :26 opening quarter and spiraled through middle fractions of :53.4 and 1:21 en route to the fastest elimination win in Meadowlands Pace history.  One More Laugh finish...
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On The Tab wins 56th Yonkers Trot

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
On the Tab won Saturday night's 56th Yonkers Trot, first jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown.Dave Miller, with his first Trot victory, did the honors for trainer Jimmy Takter, who won this race for a second consecutive season.Yonkers Raceway's premier trotting event, worth $573,770, saw pole-sitting Senor Glide (Cat Manzi) led the octet through a :29.2 opening quarter-mile.Shaq Is Back (Steve Smith...
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Andover America captures feature at Tioga Downs

on 07/10/2010 2:00 AM
Andover America captures feature at Tioga DownsBruce Ranger and Andover America captured the $15,000 Open trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Ranger left from post position six and was not releasing anyone as he seated Howard Parker and the favorite Baseball Express through an opening quarter of 27.4. Parker edged to the outside as the field straightened out, but Ranger drew the sword in a sign...
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Pace future bright for De Pinto and We Will See

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
When Sam De Pinto stumbled upon We Will See at the yearling sale in Harrisburg, PA nearly three years ago, he had no idea he had just found the horse of a lifetime. On Saturday night, the star of the trainer's three-horse stable bids for a starting spot in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, and the chance to give De Pinto his biggest career win.  We Will See will start from post four in the six...
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Pacer breaks 76-race losing streak at Scioto Downs

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
Triggerhappyfellow hadn’t won a race since late 2007, but he hit a bulls-eye on Thursday night at Scioto Downs, winning for only the third time in 101 career starts.The 6-year-old pacer was steered to victory by Kayne Kauffman and paid $39.20 to win. He reduced his lifetime mark from 2:05 to 1:57.4 in his winning effort.Cruisers Bruiser took the early lead for driver Jack Dailey, then surrendere...
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Standout grooms from Hoosier Park recognized

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms host an annual award to showcase some of the men and women that dedicate their lives to racehorses in the harness industry. Two nominees in 2009 were from the racing circuit at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Lindsey Clark and Judy Clickner are two individuals that excel at their profession. Earlier this spring, they both received recognition for ...
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