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Forever Ivy wins at The Meadows

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Forever Ivy worked out a cozy pocket trip, then blazed home in a swift 27.1 to capture Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Leaving from the rail, Ray Paver guided Forever Ivy to the 2 hole behind Red Star Hottie, who had won three straight but was hampered by the 9 post and a three-week layoff. Forever Ivy exploited that vulnerability, pouncing on Re...
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Hoosier champions to be crowned

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Indiana’s finest trotters and pacers will be in the spotlight Saturday, July 10 for Hoosier Champions Night, bringing purse totals to more than $1.1 million. A total of 14 races have been established featuring six Indiana Sires Stakes finals. The first race will go behind the Todd Nixon starting gate at 5:30 p.m.Leading driver Peter Wrenn will send two Indiana standouts into the finals Saturday ...
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Schnittker dominates in Buffalo NYSS action

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
There were five New York Sire Stakes races for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night and trainer-driver Ray Schnittker won four of them. Three races were valued at $27,442, while the other two were worth $26,942.   Schnittker started the night off by guiding Allister Stables' Sweet Possession, a Conway Hall-Northernpossession offspring, to her firs...
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Batavia Downs hosts $7,500 scholarship race

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs has announced a brand new scholarship race to give away $7,500 for college-bound students. The event will feature students from area schools accompanied by professional drivers in a dash for the cash on Saturday, Sept. 11. “We are really pleased to be able to help support the education of students in our community in such a unique way,” said Batavia Downs General Manager Mic...
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Buter was a sure thing at Mighty M

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Add the name of Tyler Buter to those who have defied Horace Greely’s suggestion and went east  instead of west. Buter, another new name at Monticello Raceway this year scored a driving double on Wednesday when he won with Benns Sure Thing in the $7,400 trotting feature and then came back two races later to win with Invincible Hall.   For Benns Sure Thing, it ...
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New episode of Eye on Harness Racing

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
A look at the upcoming Meadowlands Pace and Yonkers trot will include interviews with Sam DePinto and Jimmy Takter; Hal Jones and Dave Palone will talk about their inductions into harness racing’s Living Hall of Fame; and the three winningest drivers in North America meet in a driving battle on the sport’s oldest and most revered racetrack.   It’s all part of this Thursday’s ep...
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1:10 p.m. post Friday at the Meadowlands

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Because of a Bon Jovi concert at the new Meadowlands Stadium Friday night, July 9, the Meadowlands Racetrack will have an afternoon post time of 1:10 p.m. for an 11-race card. The heat wave on the East Coast has relented a bit and the weather forecast for Friday afternoon calls for it to be 84 degrees and sunny at post time with an afternoon high of 89 degrees.   Guests at the Meadowlands w...
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Brooks' horses removed from Pace elims draw

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that two horses owned by stables associated with Jeffrey and David Brooks were removed from the Meadowlands Pace eliminations entry box on Wednesday, July 7. Lord Terror and Western Thorn, owned by Bulletproof Enterprises, were entered in the eliminations, but because the licenses of all ownership groups affiliated with the Brooks brothers are suspended in New Jersey ...
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Rose Run Keepsake blossoms

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Rose Run Keepsake put her name in the Canadian record books on Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack when she equaled the nation’s fastest trotting mile ever for a female trotter with a sparkling 1:52.1 victory.The 4-year-old daughter of Armbro Laser - Suchanicegirl, who was making her first start locally for trainer Ben Wallace, sat in fifth spot for much of the mile and watched All Cantab lay down...
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Reynolds mark Pocono's Grand Circuit debut

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Ruffle’s Kiss and Triomphe De Vie turned in the fastest times of their W.N. Reynolds Memorial divisions Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as Grand Circuit Week opened.In the first Judge Moore W.N. Reynolds Memorial race for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters, it was Triomphe De Vie winning in 1:57.3 with Matt Kakaley in the sulky.Triomphe De Vie, coming off three qualifying wins f...
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Chips And Wings is hot at The Meadows

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Chips And Wings, whose recent pocket trips resulted in minor awards only, took matters into his own hooves in Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot, winning on the front end in 1:53.2, a track record at The Meadows for 4-year-old stallions. In four consecutive races in June, Chips And Wings sat second at the half but came away with two place finishes and a pair of fourths. On Tuesday, T...
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Brethour doubles up in Town Pro splits

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Rebeka Bayama was a repeat winner while Rockn Highland and Mid Town gave Murray Brethour a training double in a trio of $20,000(C) splits in the second leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies on Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Rebeka Bayama took charge approaching the half and then led the rest of the way in the third division for driver Sylvain Filion. The homebred ...
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Takter-trained trio favored in Yonkers Trot

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
The Jimmy Takter-trained entry of Senor Glide, Hard Livin and On The Tab has been installed the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday night's $573,770 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. The Ray Schnittker-trained entry of Big Stick Lindy and Shaq Is Back is the 3-1 second choice.   Senor Glide and Hard Livin won their respective Yonkers Trot eliminations last Saturday, while On The Tab finis...
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Baximum wires field in Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Baximum, with Corey Callahan in the sulky, scored a wire-to-wire victory in the opening division of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old trotting colts on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The 3-year-old Cantab Hall trotter, trained by Jonas Czernyson, was almost seven lengths ahead of the second-place finisher, Nightime Flash (Mike Simons) with a new life mark of ...
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23 entered in Meadowlands Pace; 3 elims

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
A total of 23  horses were entered in the Meadowlands Pace, and three eliminations have been drawn. Two eight-horse fields and one seven-horse field have been carded for Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Each elimination carries a purse of $50,000, with $1 million up for grabs in the final.   Sportswriter, the North America Cup and defending divisional champion, tops the lis...
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Sheer Brilliance takes Monday's Tioga feature

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Sheer Brilliance and Corey Braden took home the lion’s share of the $15,000 Open Handicap pace on Monday afternoon at Tioga Downs, even though they were not the first pair across the wire. Phil Fluet and That’s Justice crossed the wire a neck in front of Sheer Brilliance, but were disqualified for a lapped on break at the wire.Braden sent Sheer Brilliance to the front from post position six an...
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Palone reaches No. 2 on all-time win list

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, inducted Sunday into harness racing’s Living Hall of Fame, added another jewel to his crown Monday at The Meadows when he became the second leading driver, by wins, in North American harness racing history. The victory with Rummy in the fourth race, number 13,795 in Palone’s career, moved him past Catello Manzi on the all-time win list. Both men are chasing Herve Filion, the ...
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Simpson, Russell on Hall of Fame Ballot

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Jim Simpson, chief executive officer of the world-famous Hanover Shoe Farms and a player in many of harness racing’s major current projects, and Walter Russell, son of Hall of Fame horseman Sanders Russell who earned respect throughout the racing industry for the professional standards he set as a judge, have been selected to appear on the final voting ballot for entrance into the Living Hall of...
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Hockey star, horse owner Bob Probert dies

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Former professional hockey star Bob Probert, who previously owned a few Standardbreds including Mr. G, a star on the Ontario Sire Stakes circuit in 1994, died Monday afternoon after suffering chest pains and collapsing while boating on Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws. He was 45. A native of Windsor and a son of a police officer, Mr. Probert played in the NHL for 15 years, the f...
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No Meadowlands Pace for BG’s Folly

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Despite a pair of gutsy wins in his last two starts, New Jersey Classic winner BG’s Folly will not be supplemented to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. With eliminations looming on Saturday, July 10, trainer George Berkner and the pacer’s connections, which include his wife Ginny, have decided not to reach for the $100,000 supplemental fee. Berkner said that BGs Folly, whose last win was a thr...
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