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Favorites defeated in Ontario Spring Series

on 05/03/2010 2:00 AM
It was a tough night for the favorites in Monday’s second leg of the Ontario Spring Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack as the top choice in both $20,000 splits went down to defeat.   The first victim was Manvers Short Cut, who rallied from seventh in the early stages to finish third behind longshot On The Cusp who clicked in a sparkling 1:53. That daughter of Camluck - H...
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One More Yankee in 1:49.4 at Pocono

on 05/02/2010 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver made it three straight in the $28,000 open handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday (May 1) but it was One More Yankee “hitting” the home run in Race 3 of the 16-race card.Driven by Tony Morgan, One More Yankee turned in the fastest mile of the meet thus far, stopping the timer in 1:49.4 in a race for non-winners of $13,850 in last five starts or 11 extended pari-m...
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Thisbigdogwilfight just keeps winning

on 05/02/2010 2:00 AM
Coming into Saturday’s $14,000 Rambling Willie stake with three straight Free For All victories under his belt Redbud Stable and Michael Mcneely’s Thisbigdogwilfight figured to be an overwhelming choice with the move back into the state-bred ranks. The seven-year-old gelding proved to be just that as he was hammered down to 2-5 at the betting windows and the gelded son of The Big Dog did not d...
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French-bred wins Finlandia Ajo

on 05/02/2010 2:00 AM
Quarcio de Chene, a French-bred horse trained by Olle Goop and driven by Bjorn Goop, won the Finlandia Ajo at the Vermo track in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday afternoon. He won the race with a second-over trip in a new race and track mark record of 1:53.3.   Enough Talk, who is owned and trained by American Peter Kleinhans, finished fifth.   Quarcio de Chene is by the French sire Capricc...
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Lotteria held in Naples, Italy

on 05/02/2010 2:00 AM
There were three eliminations, all three with Italian-breds in top, but a little bit of American blood was needed to win the 498,000 (euro) Lotteria on Sunday in Naples. The winner was Italiano.   Pietro Gubellini sent Irving Rivarco to the front in the final, when most of the other serious challengers got traffic problems during the way. Italiano had the best of trips in the pocket an...
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Cactus Creek equals all-age Tioga mark

on 05/02/2010 2:00 AM
Cactus Creek and Jordan Stratton equaled the all-age track record, and broke the track record for aged gelding pacers, on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. With the help of the warm muggy weather, the duo flew through torrid fractions of :25.1, :52.3 and 1:20 before waltzing home in :30 to stop the teletimer in 1:50.   The win was the third of the year for the 7-year old son of Art...
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Lubbock wins Hiram Woodruff final

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Lubbock extended his winning streak to five races with a 1:53.1 score in the $46,000 Hiram Woodruff Final Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Lubbock pressed Rompaway Alvin through an opening quarter in :28 before taking the backseat through brisk middle fractions of :55.3 and 1:24.3.  Driver Ron Pierce angled Lubbock out of the pocket in the stretch and he rolled past the tired leader for...
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Hokie Spirit wins Meadows series final

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
In the wake of the horrific 2007 mass shootings at Virginia Tech, breeder Ron Mersky, who earned his doctorate at the university, wanted to express his solidarity in a special way. So he named two babies he intended to campaign Hokie Spirit and Hokie Heart to embody the nickname of the school’s sports teams, Hokies. On Friday at The Meadows, Hokie Spirit symbolically carried the Maroon and ...
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$4,000 claimer In 1:52.3 at Pompano

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Horsepeople and track officials are still buzzing about what is believed to have been a precedent setting performance this week at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "Certainly for my eleven years here and probably in the track's entire 46 year history there has never been a $4,000 claimer win in a time of 1:52.3 like Rare Bunny did on April 28", says the track's Director Of Racing Op...
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Terror Time scares up a win

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Terror Time positioned himself for a sweep of this year’s Ontario Spring Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers with an authoritative victory in Friday night’s second leg at Woodbine Racetrack.   The other split went to High Net Worth who finished second in leg one of the series. That speedy colt turned in an eye-catching rally to capture the first $20,000 division for driver Pau...
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GreatHallofChina goes two for two in Scranton Trot

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
GreatHallofChina, a three-year-old filly trained by veteran Donald Wiest, remained unbeaten in 2010, winning the second leg of the Scranton Trot for three-year-old trotting fillies Friday (April 30) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Anthony Napolitano once again was in the sulky with the three-year-old Cantab Hall filly. He has won all four of those starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for trainer W...
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Western Graduate, Master Pine win at Yonkers

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Newly-minted millionairess Western Graduate (Filly and Mare Pace) Master Pine (Trot) led the limelight  Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's pair of $32,000 Open Handicaps.Western Graduate (Jim Pantaleano), leaving from outside her five rivals, methodically moved first-up from fifth. She went after Headpoles R Us (Greg  Grismore) as that one led through intervals of :28.1, 57.3 and 1:...
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Easter Call shows his mettle at Cal-Expo

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
He was upset in his last, but with the return of his regular pilot, Easter Call got back on the winning track.Open 1 Handicap trotters, racing for a $6,100 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (April 30), on which Easter Call was too tough.Starting from post-position five in the field of six, Easter Call's luck was already on his side before the starter yelled 'go.'"I saw that Putoneon...
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Burke pupils sweep Levy, Matchmaker finals

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Millionaire Foiled Again captured Saturday night's $460,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, successfully defending his title in a season's-best 1:52.1 effort. Jason Bartlett, the Raceway's leading driver, won his first Levy, an event for older pacers. The series is named for the Hall of Fame founder of Roosevelt Raceway, where the series started in 1978. It is...
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Kyle Major, Foreign Officer win in Berry's Creek

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Shortly after the dust settled in the Kentucky Derby, the star 3-year-old colts of harness racing took center stage in the eliminations for the Berry's Creek at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Kyle Major brushed to the lead at the half and withstood all challengers to win the first of the $25,000 splits in 1:50. Driver Jody Jamieson settled Kyle Major into fourth off the gate and sent him first u...
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Shaq Is Back with Dexter Cup elim score

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Givemethecredit Stable’s Shaq Is Back coming off an almost 7 months hiatus, won the $51,900 Dexter Cup elimination by 3 ½ impressive lengths at Freehold on Saturday. Senor Glide with Dan Dube up and part of the 3-5 Jimmy Takter trained entry, closed for 2nd while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Mamas Boo Bear with Steve Smith in the bike.   The winner, well prepared by trainer Ray Sch...
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Jackets Required victorious in Diplomat Series

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Jackets Required got redemption for his first-round disqualification in the Diplomat Pacing Series by winning the lone $25,000 division in the second leg on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   The compact son of Allamerican Ingot - Eve Of The Ball took control of the race, which is open to three-year-old colts and geldings, from the outset and jetted to command for driver Randy Waples f...
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Bay Of Sharks equals record in Vernon feature

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Bay Of Sharks equaled the Vernon Downs record for 4-year-old pacing horses with his 1:50.2 clocking after winning Saturday night’s $9,000 featured sixth race.   With dash-driving leader Josh Marks at the controls, Bay Of Sharks went right to the front from the outside five post and cut fractions of :27.2, :55.3 and 1:23.1 en route to a two-length triumph over last week’s winner in the C...
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Southern Rocketop wins season's debut in 1:55

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a returning champion Saturday, May 1. Southern Rocketop, driven by Hall of Famer Dave Magee, rallied home in his first start of the year to win the $23,000 Invitational Trot in a time of 1:55.0, proving he is back to tackle another year of competition.   Starting from post seven in the 10-horse lineup, Southern Rocketop moved away from the Tod...
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Aussie Hancock earns first win in America

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Two veterans in the sport earned a first Saturday, May 1 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Windsurfer A, accompanied by Australian driver Darren Hancock, earned their first win on American soil, taking home the top prize in the $10,000 conditioned trot, scoring by open lengths in a time of 1:56.4. Hancock relocated to the United States in late February, choosing Indiana as his temporary hom...
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