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Enough Talk beats Lucky Jim in Titan prep

on 06/25/2010 2:00 AM
Enough Talk bounced back from his tough overseas campaign, where he finished seventh in an elimination for the Elitlopp, and beat rival Lucky Jim by two lengths in 1:51 in a prep for the Titan Cup on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Enough Talk pounced off a pocket trip to take the $40,000 prep . Driver Ron Pierce sent Enough Talk straight to the lead before taking a backseat to Arch...
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NYSS popular destination at Yonkers

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continue to prove quite popular downstate. Obviously, it's either of the charm of the venue, the money or both.Yonkers Raceway hosts of pair of NYSS divisions in the next few racing nights, with the $280,752 Mike Cipriani Trot (3-year-old fillies) going Saturday night and the $278,200 Hugh Grant Pace (3-year-old colts/gelding) scheduled for Monday night.Saturday night's sire s...
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Higher And Higher takes off at Pocono

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
Higher And Higher established a new life mark of 1:50.3 in winning the $24,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.With Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky, Higher And Higher held off Omen Hanover (Matt Kakaley) in a furious stretch drive coming down the lane with the winner getting to the wire by a nose. Third in the race some four lengths back was Sha...
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Real Desire frosh filly in 1:56.3 at Scioto

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
Nutmegs Yankee, a 2-year-old daughter of Real Desire, scorched the Scioto Downs oval in 1:56.3 in a Wednesday qualifier. Chris Page drove the filly to victory by a length over Cruise On Ashley.Cruise On Ashley set the fractions while Page and Nutmegs Yankee got the pocket trip. The opening half was in 57.4 seconds, but Page waited until they led the field into the stretch to make his move. Nutmegs...
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Youngsters splash to victory at Balmoral

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
On a night that may have been better suited for ducks than horses a pair of Illinois conceived and foaled stake events were contested on Wednesday night at a rain soaked Balmoral Park. Fans of the Prairie-State trotters got their first look at some of this year’s two-year-old crop as Fox Valley Standardbreds and Jim Edgar’s Fox Valley Iliad made his debut a winning one in 2:04 while capturing ...
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Iron Claw poised to strike

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
As the end of the harness meet nears at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, so does the final event for the Indiana Sire Stakes on Hoosier Champions Night Saturday, July 10th. Many horses and drivers alike hope to be racing in the Sire Stakes finals for a purse of $200,000. One horse and driver combo you can count on being in the finale is Iron Claw and driver/trainer Charlie Conrad. Iron Claw and C...
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Valentowner bounces back at The Meadows

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
Valentowner, who ripped off five straight wins at The Meadows before a recent slump, rebounded with authority Wednesday by taking the track’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace with a powerful first-over move in the slop. Third at the half, Valentowner responded to Brett Miller’s urging by overtaking the leader, Armbro Billow, and blazing home in 27.4 to score in 1:51.1 at a healthy 11-1. Pe...
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Upsets in DSBF races at Harrington

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts were contested Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Stephanie and Brian D Cassell’s McMurray Hanover (Eddie Dennis, $19.80) was the fastest elimination winner after a 1:53.2 triumph for trainer/driver Dennis. Superbad Hanover was second while Twincreeks Indy was third.   Kenneth Conover and...
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Crown Laurel sets 1:54.3 Chester mark in PASS

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
With morning-line favorite Bone A Fide slated to race in the Elegantimage Stakes final later in the week and thus scratched, Crown Laurel prevailed in 1:54.3 in a $64,059 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. The time set a track record.   In the race's early stages, Matt Kakaley ...
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Miracle horse wins at Monticello

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
Back in December of 2006 a miracle of sorts occurred at Monticello Raceway. It involved an 82-year-old gentleman by the name of  Don Karkos who worked as a security guard in the race paddock and also co-owned the trotter My Buddy Chimo with John Gilmour.   One morning  at Gilmour’s barn while  putting a piece of harness on My Buddy Chimo, the h...
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On eve of NBA draft, yahoo remembers Bowie

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
The home page of yahoo.com on Thursday morning showcased a story on former college and professional basketball star and current Standardbred owner Sam Bowie as part of its “Where are they now?” series. With this year’s NBA draft taking place Thursday night in New York, the story focused on Bowie’s infamous selection in the 1984 draft coming out of the University of Kentucky, when he was th...
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Meadows moves Arden Downs 2FP to July 30

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows announced today that it has moved the 2010 Arden Downs Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers to Friday, July 30. First post that day is 6:55 p.m. The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has approved the change.   The event, known as the Catherine Baker Knoll, originally was scheduled for Saturday, July 31, as part of the Delvin Miller Adios final card, which includes multiple div...
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Tioga has new TV show

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs are proud to announce the debut of “Inside Harness Racing.”  This 30-minute weekly television show will be available on Time Warner Cable Sports On Demand throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier.  It can also be seen online at the Tioga Downs YouTube site. (www.youtube.com/tiogadowns).   The show is hosted and produced by Justin Horowitz ...
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Ohio commission OKs sale of tracks

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission on Wednesday approved the pending sale of Beaulah Park, the Thoroughbred track in Columbus, to Penn National Gaming Inc. The sale will give Penn National a second gambling facility in Ohio since it already owns Raceway Park.   The Ohio Commission also approved the sale of Thistletown, the Thoroughbred track in Cleveland, to Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Harrah...
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Metro 6 Shooter set again for Saturday

on 06/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Metro 6 Shooter returns Saturday night with $30,000 added to the net pool for the Meadowlands/Yonkers pick six wager.   The Metro 6 Shooter pool surpassed $70,000 on June 19.  With plenty of winning favorites at both tracks, 48 tickets contained the winning combination (2, 1, 2, 5, 6, 9) worth $1,027.  A straight $1 parlay on the combination would have returned $279, but with ...
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Scorpion Moon shines bright at Pocono

on 06/23/2010 2:00 AM
Scorpion Moon, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., captured the $24,000 Open I Handicap Trot Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. This marked the second straight victory at the Northeastern Pennsylvania track in this condition, trotting the mile 1:54.1 over a sloppy surface.Grain Of Truth (Tom Jackson), who has finished no less than third in the last 10 starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, was s...
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Defending NYSS champ Hula's Z Tam wins

on 06/23/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action continued downstate Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $282,812 Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies. Four divisions--at $70,703 a pop--went postward through the sporadic spritzing.   Defending NYSS champ Hula's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) elected to sit pocketed to Crown Lady (George Brennan) in the third event...and that nearly cost her. Crown...
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Repeat winners in DSBF splits

on 06/23/2010 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3 year olds took center stage Tuesday on Miss Delaware night at Harrington Raceway.   Bryan O. Truitt and Bryan J. Truitt’s Iosmio (Bryan Truitt, $7) won the first division, one of three fillies on the night to sweep both elimination legs. The Badlands Hanover filly overcame post eight for a 1:56.1 triump...
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Mohawk adds live video streaming of races

on 06/23/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that free live video streaming of its Standardbred simulcast is now available on the Mohawk website.   The move comes just in time for this Saturday night’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk, which features the best 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the world. To watch, fans simply visit the races Mohawk website (www. Moh...
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NJ-sired 2 years olds debut

on 06/23/2010 2:00 AM
A group of 58 New Jersey-bred two-year-olds, 34 trotters and 24 pacers, make their pari-mutuel debut this week to become New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Champions for 2010 at The Meadowlands. There will be two divisions each of the trotting fillies and trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (June 24) and two divisions of pacing colts and one division of pacing fillies on Friday (Jun...
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