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15 entered in Yonkers Trot; elims Saturday

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
A total of fifteen 3-year-olds--13 colts and two geldings--were entered for the 56th Yonkers Trot. The first jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown offers a total purse of $653,770. The number of entrants requires a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night, with the first four finishers in each  returning to the $573,770 final a week week from Saturday night (July 10)....
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The Meadows adds cards for Adios Week

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has added two live cards Thursday, July 29, which will extend Adios Week to six consecutive days. It is also adding Saturday, Oct. 16, when the track will again host the Pennsylvania Fair Finals.   With the addition of the July 29 program, Adios Week now will begin Monday, July 26, with Grand Circuit racing each day through Saturday, July 31, whe...
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Daley says All Speed is 'fine' after 10th in NA Cup

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daly told harnessracing.com Monday morning that despite All Speed Hanover’s last-place finish in last Saturday’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk, the colt came out of the race fine and will now be aimed for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace next month. “He’s fine, he’s fine,” said Daley of All Speed Hanover. “I’m not making excuses, but the way the race t...
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Lipinski Wins Meadowlands/Mohawk Challenge

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Greg Lipinski of Bloomfield, NJ, captured the top cash prize, plus and a seat in the 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship, in the second annual Meadowlands/Mohawk Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 26.   Lipinski turned his $100 bankroll into $620.50, netting him the $2,700 grand prize in a tightly run race with William Meisel, who finished just $3 behind him. The tournamen...
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Monticello adds card for Saturday, July 3

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Besides its usual Monday through Thursday 4-day-aweek schedule,  during the month of July Monticello Raceway will add live racing cards on Saturday, July 3, and the Sundays of July 18 and July 25.   Post times will continue at 12:50 pm with just one exception. On Saturday, July 3, the track will stage its 41th annual fireworks extravaganza after the races. That evening post time will b...
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Last chance to attend Hall of Fame induction

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
The box closes on Wednesday, June 30, for reservations to the annual Harness Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Dinner. Sponsored by Cameo Hills Farm, the Brown Family & Kindergarten Stud and the Meadowlands Racetrack, this is harness racing’s most important event of the year so don’t get shut out!   You can phone Kim Green at 845.294.6330 and make your reservation to...
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Ohio group drops ballot challenge to track slots

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Monday’s Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a ballot challenge to a plan that would allow slot machines at racetracks in Ohio that was previously proposed by Gov. Ted Strickland is being dropped by the group that organized the petition drive.   Although LetOhioVote.org had gathered more than 320,000 valid signatures on a petition to put the issue on the ballot and let the voters decide, ...
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Rose Run Keepsake takes Meadows trot

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
When she launched her quest for the lead, she was 10 lengths behind. By the time Rose Run Keepsake finished her improbable journey on the outside, she was 1-1/2 lengths ahead in capturing Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Leaving from post four, Rose Run Keepsake ducked from the gate and found herself eighth at the quarter thanks to a cavalry char...
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Handle increases for NA Cup, entire card

on 06/27/2010 2:00 AM
Wagering handle for Saturday's Pepsi North America Cup card at Mohawk Racetrack totaled $3,250,945, a slight increase from last year's handle of $3,200,178. Both cards featured 13 races. Also, wagering on this year's NA Cup increased as well, from $602,865 to about $640,000.   Both the 2009 and 2010 handles were up significantly from 2008, when $3,081,823 was wagered on the card that featur...
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A Crown For Lindy sets Tioga track mark

on 06/27/2010 2:00 AM
A Crown For Lindy and Howard Parker captured Sunday afternoon’s $39,000 Williams Auto late-closer final and lowered the track record for 4-year-old trotting stallions for the third consecutive week.   Parker and A Crown For Lindy were sent off as the 1-5 betting favorite from post position one, and as the field passed the quarter pole in :27.4, Parker moved toward the front. With Aviewto...
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Not To Be Denied in Dream Of Glory

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Not To Be Denied lived up to his name in winning the $15,000 final of the Dream Of Glory Series on Friday night at Scioto Downs. He led all the way for driver J.D. Wengerd to notch a 1:56.4 upset victory.Not To Be Denied’s bid for the lead was made easier when even-money favorite Too Good Too Pass broke stride at the start. Wengerd put Not To Be Denied in control of the race and rebuffed a mid-r...
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Young Looking Forward To Put On A Show vs Fancy Filly

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
With the Fan Hanover Stakes final fast approaching co-owner Richard Young is looking forward to the battle between his charge Put On A Show and Fancy Filly. Both fillies won their respected elimination's and are undefeated in four starts this year.   The Rocknroll Hanover miss has already earned $223,400 so far this season with victories in the $175,000 Miss New Jersey final and the $200,00...
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Hurrikanebiggeorge makes landfall at Yonkers

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Hurrikanebiggeorge (Stephane Bouchard) turned in the fastest mile of his trotting life--and the fastest of  Yonkers Raceway's trotting season--winning Friday night's co-featured $42,500 Open Handicap in 1:55.1.Leaving from post position No. 6 (in one place after an inside defection), "Biggeorge" watched early as Batalj Launcher (Cat Manzi) stuffed Pembroke Prayer (Brandon Simpson) into an e...
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Southern Sport wins $100,000 Maywood Pace

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Adhering to the old adage “catch me if you can,” Jim Reynolds, Orange Crush Racing and Terry Rathgeber’s Southern Sport sped right to the front and then took advantage of miscues by several of the top contenders, including 1-5 favorite Delco Willobee, en route to a 2 ¾ length triumph in Friday’s $100,000 Maywood Pace. The final time of 1:52.2 was a career best for the sophomore.   ...
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Doherty colt's 1:55.2 fastest in NYSS

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs track record-holder Whata Winner turned in the fastest divisional tally in Friday night's $156,410 New York Sires Stake feature for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs, scoring in 1:55.2.   Whata Winner, who established a 1:55 standard for sophomore geldings on the diagonal gait here with a win in the John Simpson, Sr. Memorial Stakes on May 15, came within two-f...
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Trainers give their take on speed in NA Cup

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
With the Pepsi North America Cup tomorrow night at Mohawk Racetrack it certainly is the talk of the town. Several local trainers, drivers and Woodbine Entertainment Group employees offer their thoughts on how fast they think the $1.5 million event will go.   Despite getting ready for one of the biggest races of his career, driver Mark MacDonald remains loose as you will notice with his tong...
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Jersey-based drivers in G20 security snafu

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
"Is John Campbell in there?" That's what a law enforcement officer asked a group of 12 that traveled via a private plane from New Jersey to Toronto on Saturday for the North America Cup, and unwittingly created a G20 Summit security issue. The G20 Summit is being held in downtown Toronto and security was understandably extremely tight.   The group, which included the Jersey-based ...
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Panesthetic takes PA Stallion Stakes

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Panesthetic, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., captured a division of The Stallion Series in 1:51.1 Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from the three post, Morrill Jr. put the winner on top from the start of the race, taking the seven horse field to the opening quarter in :27, half in : 55.3 and three-quarters in 1:23.2.   This was the third straight victory for t...
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Sportswriter authors 1:48.3 NA Cup victory

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
Sportswriter used front-end authority to capture the $1.5 million North America Cup Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, holding off the late inside rally of We Will See to win in 1:48.3. He paid $8.50 to win.   Sportswriter was hailed as the winter book favorite to win the Cup, especially since he had won the Metro in commanding fashion last summer at Mohawk, and then finished up his campai...
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Coleman, MacDonald win Fan Hanover Stakes

on 06/26/2010 2:00 AM
The team of trainer Casie Coleman and driver Mark MacDonald started North America Cup night at Mohawk in the right fashion as they captured the $666,000 Fan Hanover Stakes with Western Silk, who scored in 1:50.1, just one-fifth of a second off the stakes record. Betting favorite Put On A Show tried to make up ground in the stretch, but ran out of racetrack and finished second, just a neck back, wh...
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