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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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Lyon's Elite a Canadian season's leader

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
Lyons Elite set a Canadian season’s record while Mach It Big and Bullet Speed also emerged victorious in a trio of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for two-year-old colt pacers on Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.Mach It Big took advantage of a pocket-trip to win the first $40,000 elimination for driver Rick Zeron in 1:53. The son of Mach Three – Belinda Hanover left sharply for c...
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Rich NYSS Milt Taylor Trot at Yonkers

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes freshmen converged upon Westchester Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway  graciously hosting the $238,137 Milt Taylor Trot for colts and geldings. Seven consecutive divisions went postward.Favored Petruchino (Mike Lachance) began his parimutuel career with a track photographer meet-and-greet in the first ($33.591) division.The son of Plesac, who inherited the lead when Lu...
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HarnessRacing Weekend Preview Now Available!

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
Extra, extra, read all about it! In Friday's HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, read about Jimmy Takter's three chances to win the Yonkers Trot, the emergence of Rockin Image as a major contender for the Meadowlands Pace, and how Bruce Saunders hopes Pace hopeful Rock N Roll Heaven can rebound off a disappointing loss in the NA Cup. It's now time for issue three of the weekly e-newsletter produced by ...
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Sweden's top sprint to son of San Pellegrino

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
The most important stakes in Sweden at the one-mile sprinter distance, the Sprintermästaren, was raced Thursday night at the Halmstad track on the sunny Swedish west coast. It had three eliminations  which were won by Sebastian K, You Bet Hornline and Select Yankee. Select Yankee was the fastest winner in 1:53.4.   The final turned out to be a  thrillin...
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NYSS for 2YOs underway; pacing colts at Buffalo

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
The popularity of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) program was never more apparent as this week, when a total of 58 two-year-old trotting males were entered in the first NYSS leg of the season, and 38 two-year-old trotting fillies lined up behind the starting gate at Buffalo Raceway.  Those numbers required seven divisions for colts, with purses in the $34,000 range, and five divisions for ...
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Hanover-breds sweep NJSS 2FP splits

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
The Hanover Shoe Farms-bred Ace Of Pace and Lionness Hanover each won their respective $29,000 divisions of the second leg of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) action for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:53 on Friday afternoon's racing program at the Meadowlands. The efforts were a stakes record, lowering by one-fifth of a second the previous mark of 1:53.1 set in 1991 by Emory Girl and equaled in1999 by ...
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Mystery Photo wins chaotic 3YO Trot at Big M

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
Mystery Photo was in the right place at the right time in the $25,000 Three-Year-Old Open Trot Friday afternoon at the Meadowlands as he emerged unscatched through a wall of breaking horses late in the mile. Favored Pilgrims Taj had led the entire mile until midway through the stretch when he shortened stride and went on a break for driver Mike Lachance, and in turn veered to his right and knocked...
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Hard Livin's sister wins big in Sweden

on 07/09/2010 2:00 AM
Spirit  Of The Day, a 4-year-old half sister to Yonkers Trot favorite Hard Livin, won Sweden's prestigious Sprinter Championship for mares on Friday night at the Halmstad track, capturing the one-mile race with a 1:55.4 effort.   Spirit Of The Day is owned, trained and driven by Tom Horpestad, who bought the mare as a yearling from breeder Brittany Farms at the Lexington Selected ...
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Southern Maebelle wins again

on 07/08/2010 2:00 AM
Exhibiting the form that has kept her atop the Illinois conceived and foaled trotting ranks in each of her first two seasons on the track, Powers Farms Southern Maebelle trotted to a three-quarter-length victory in Wednesday’s $9,000 Sorce Ann Stake at Balmoral Park. The final time was 1:59.0 over a “sloppy” track. After getting away in second driver Brian Carpenter pulled from the pocket wi...
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