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2YO trotting filly in 1:58.2 at Pocono

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Qualifying races for 2 year olds were held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday morning and among the winners was Reflection Of Blue, a colt by Bettor's Delight out of 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue.   Jason Bartlett drove Reflection Of Blue for trainer George Teague, and he put the colt on the front past the first quarter and then cruised home in 1:59.2, winning by 3 1/2 lengths. ...
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Lucky Chucky, Holiday Road win qualifiers

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of 2010 Hambletonian contenders were in action Friday morning at the Meadowlands as Lucky Chucky, the reigning divisional champion among 3-year-old colt trotters, and Peter Haughton Memorial winner Holiday Road won their respective qualifiers.   Lucky Chucky made his first appearance of 2010 in the Friday qualifier, with John Campbell in the sulky for trainer Chuck Sylvester. The son...
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RMTC says there is support for lowering bute threshold

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has issued a press release regarding an upcoming panel session at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) Summer Convention. The RMTC release reads, "a report previewing the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Summer Convention in Minneapolis in late July seemed to indicate that there...
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Merriman hurt in Meadows spill

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman, the leading dash-winning driver in North America, suffered what is believed to be a broken wrist in a multi-horse accident Friday afternoon at The Meadows. Merriman was driving Sound Dragin in the 11th race and was first-over with the horse when he made a break and fell, with several other horses then getting involved.   Reports indicate Merriman and Ray Paver were the ...
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Fillies fly in Casual Breeze splits

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting fillies put on a speed show Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a trio of Casual Breeze Stakes divisions, one of which produced a new Canadian record.   Although world champion Poof She's Gone captured her split, she was the slowest of the three winners.  After stealing away with a pedestrian first half of just :59, Poof Shes Gone was able to hold on for a narr...
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Wins for the 'little' guys and gals at Yonkers

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Friday night found Yonkers Raceway hosting its usual pair of $37,000 Open Handicaps, for trotters and distaff pacers. The week's featured trot had 3-2 favorite YF Little Guy (Jim Pantaleano) go from first-up to first home.   After Stonebridge Diablo (Cat Manzi) led through early intervals of :28 and :58, YF Little Guy moved from fifth. He dueled with "Diablo" through a  :28.4 thir...
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Panesthetic rewards owners with PA Stallion win

on 06/11/2010 2:00 AM
Panesthetic, a horse so disappointing at two he was sold, gave his new owners a breakthrough win Friday at The Meadows by capturing the fastest division of a $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   The event was conducted over seven divisions, with Lap Hanover, Headbutt Harley, Show Me Up, Eagle Jolt, Earlymorninarrival and Fisher’s Characte...
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Brennan gets win 6,000

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan reached his latest milestone at his second home Wednesday night.Brennan won his 6,000th career race, leading at every waterlogged Yonkers Raceway pylon with Rydeabout ($6.80) in the $12,000, second-race trot.Say this much for Brennan...he did away with the suspense early. Needing two victories to the reach the magic number, Brennan won both halves of the $27.40 early daily do...
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Mac Martini wins Pocono feature

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Mac Martini won the featured Wednesday (June 9) $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap pace for fillies and mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Howard Parker was in the sulky.The win was the second in the last three starts for the four-year-old mare trained by Clarence Martin Jr. A 30-1 longshot in the race, Mac Martini held off a hard-charging Ashtoreth Hanover (Matt Kakaley) at the wire.Parker also...
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Jojo Goliath a repeat winner at The Meadows

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Jojo N Goliath effectively used cover to set up a spirited stretch drive that carried him to victory in Wednesday’s $25,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap at The Meadows, his second straight win in the track’s top pace. Leaving from post 7, Jojo N Goliath got away fifth before Eric Ledford tipped him off the pylons behind the first-over War Boots, who cleared to the lead in ...
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Phil Terry named to Delaware Wall of Fame

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware, OH County Fair, has been elected as the 26th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree.   In 1968, as a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, Phil helped direct traffic at the Delaware Fairgrounds.  Now, 42 years later, he was selected as the 2010 Wall of Fame honoree by a panel of national and international harness rac...
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Reminder about upcoming PASS races

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes horsemen are again being alerted of unavoidable Sire Stakes date switches that came after the USTA Stakes Guide was printed.   The 3-year-old trotting filly class will be affected twice before the end of June: the next Sire Stakes race date is June 23 at Chester, while the following leg is June 30 at The Meadows. There are also Stallion Series events in conjunction ...
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Secret Credit upsets Southwind Samurai

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Wednesday afternoon started out cold and windy at Monticello Raceway and by the third race rain began falling. By the sixth race the track was muddy, which hampered some of the sophomore trotting fillies who were racing in the seven divisions of the $188,000 New York Sire Stakes.   Divisional winners included Secret Credit, Impressive Kemp, Don’twanttobeblue, Tuesdays With Mom, Sweetspell...
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15 sires represented in Big M baby races

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Fifteen different sires were represented in the winner’s circle over the course of 18 baby races Thursday at the Meadowlands, with trainers Ray Schnittker and Jimmy Takter each sending out four winners, and the stables of Jim Campbell and George Teague Jr. having three winners each. Speed-badge honors on the day went to pacers See You At Peelers (Bettor’s Delight) and Its Rock N Roll (Roc...
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Joey The Czar's 1:55.1 fastest NYSS split

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
The rain was again part of the Thursday, June 10, afternoon race card at Monticello Raceway, but the five divisions of the  3-year-old  pacing colts and geldings in the $185,000 New York Sire Stakes got along well before any deluge came.   Art For Art’s Sake won in 1:56.1; Screenplay was victorious in 1:55.3; Art Two D Two rambled to victory in 1:56.1; Jo Pa’s Fod cruised home...
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Piece Of The Rock bids for NJ Classic

on 06/10/2010 2:00 AM
Frustration prompted trainer Bob Young to send Piece Of The Rock to the Meadowlands Racetrack earlier than he expected this season, but the 3-year-old gelding has made steady progress since his arrival.   On Saturday night, the son of Rocknroll Hanover bids for his biggest career win in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic. Rated at 10-1 on the morning line, Piece Of The Rock ...
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San Pail is Canada's fastest

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
San Pail turned in the fastest trotting mile in Canada this season and equaled his career best clocking with a dominant 1:52.1 victory in Tuesday’s $42,000 Open Trot at Mohawk Racetrack.Randy Waples eased the six-year-old San Pellegrino gelding off the gate from post four and when things settled in the backstretch, he brushed his charge to command past an opening half in :56.1.Once on top, San P...
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Sand Windsor named Ohio's best in May

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
Sand Windsor, the winner of the $109,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park, was selected by members of the Ohio chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association as Ohio Horse of the Month in May.The sophomore daughter of Real Desire made her seasonal debut by winning a conditioned event at Northfield Park on May 14 in 1:55 with driver Aaron Merriman.The following week Sand Windsor was saddled with...
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Arch Madness fastest ever at Pocono

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
Arch Madness, driven by Brian Sears, made harness racing history Tuesday (June 8) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when the aged trotter stopped the timer in 1:51. The 1:51 mile is the fastest ever produced on a five-eighths mile oval in the history of harness racing.Assigned the nine hole in a deep $24,000 open handicap trot field, Sears left quickly and followed Corleone Kosmos (Eric Goodell...
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Wisconsin's LaVern Wesley Adams dies

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
LaVern Wesley Adams died Friday, June 4. He was 89.   He was born April 14, 1921 in Waukesha, Wis., to Wesley Chapman Adams and Agnes Morris Adams. He spent his early years on his parent’s farm developing his agricultural skills, but his boyhood avocation was baseball and he developed a lifelong love for the game. “Ace” Adams was a standout player in Legion and Land O’Lakes tea...
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