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Tioga Downs adding 'Pick 6 Sundays'

on 06/18/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association (STHHA) and Peter Kleinhans to offer its bettors a $6,000 Guaranteed Pick 6 on Sunday afternoons being tagged “Pick 6 Sundays” at Tioga Downs.   Beginning Sunday, June 20, Tioga Downs will offer a Pick Six that begins on race four and runs through race nine with a takeout ...
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Vernon Downs increases purses

on 06/18/2010 2:00 AM
The overnight purses at Vernon have been increased by approximately 15 percent effective with the Thursday, June 24, race card. The top horses, Miracle Mile Class "A", will now race for $11,000 if seven or more start, $10,000 if fewer than seven and the NW 1 PM and $4,000 claimers have been raised to $2,900 and $3,400, respectively.   Entries for the June 24 races close on Saturday, J...
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Poof Shes Gone, Ultimate Cameron win at Mohawk

on 06/18/2010 2:00 AM
Poof Shes Gone and Ultimate Cameron both scored decisive victories in their respective eliminations for thisyear’s Elegantimage Stakes on what was a beautiful Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.Poof Shes Gone looked much more like herself in Friday’s opening $35,000 division as she won handily for driver David Miller in 1:54.2.The daughter of Kadabra – Travelin Superlite, who had looked a litt...
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Rembrandt Spur wins again

on 06/18/2010 2:00 AM
World Champion Rembrandt Spur called on every bit of his talent and moxie Friday to thwart two serious challenges and capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Rembrandt Spur shares (with Shermans Mountain) the world record of 1:53.3 for 3-year-old geldings on a 5/8-mile track, and he holds or shares four Meadows’ track records. But when trainer/driver Dick Stillings sent ...
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Big M drivers Dube, Silverman involved in accident

on 06/18/2010 2:00 AM
Drivers Richard Silverman, Daniel Dube and Ron Pierce were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center following an accident that unseated six drivers in the second race Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The accident occurred early in the race when Four Starzz Lefty stumbled to the ground, tossing George Brennan out of the sulky.  Dube (Native Run), Brian Sears (Art's Shadow), Er...
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Ubetteruthink captures Tioga feature

on 06/18/2010 2:00 AM
Bruce Ranger and Ubetterthink Think took home the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace at Tioga Downs on Friday night. Ranger sent the mare to the front from post position number five through fractions of 26.4, 56.4, and 1:25 before Allamerican Celeb (Fern Paquet Jr.) took a shot first over from fourth. Ranger and Ubetterthink Think repelled the first over challenge and as the duo...
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Omen Hanover top gal at Pocono

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover came from last to first to win the $24,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares Wednesday (June 16) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Down the backstretch, Omen Hanover (Matt Kakaley) was shuffled back to last with Makerbark (Roger Hammer) taking the seven-horse field of fillies and mares to the three-quarter pole in 1:22.1 followed by Lightning Treasure (Anthony Napolitano).Ea...
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Showmeyourstuff solves Mikes A Mystery

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Taking full advantage of miscues by several of the top contenders in Wednesday’s featured $9,000 Mikes A Mystery Stake, Sue Phillips and Jerald & Donna Viviani’s Showmeyourstuff trotted to his third victory of the year as he reported home with a half-length triumph in 1:57.1. Sent right to the front by driver Marcus Miller the gelded son of Armbro American-Pine Bough led the field through ...
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Charity chariots return to Hoosier

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Following a successful kickoff with the Fab Five drivers in 2009, Charity Chariots is back at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The event will get underway Saturday, June 19, allowing racing fans to experience a seat behind a real racehorse. Fans will take a spin around the seven-eighths mile oval at the Anderson, Ind. track prior to the first race post time of 5:30 p.m.Charity Chariots will be co...
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War Boots marches on at The Meadows

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trailing by 6-1/2 lengths at the half, War Boots worked out a textbook second-over trip that carried him to victory in Wednesday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. War Boots picked up the live cover of Armbro Billow before trainer/driver Ray Paver sent him wide for the stretch drive. The 6-year-old Memphis Flash-Fancy Boots gelding responded with a characteristic late brush t...
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21 Jug eligibles in NA Cup

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable Contest players have until 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, to activate five horses from their 10-horse stables to be eligible to earn points in Saturday’s three $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup eliminatons at Mohawk Raceway. Twenty-one of the 30 three-year-old colt and gelding pacers who will race in the eliminations are eligible to the Jug, scheduled for Thursday, Sept...
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A superbad effort at Harrington

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
Kostas Tsanakos’ Superbad Hanover ($3.20, Ross Wolfenden) equaled the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts Wednesday with a blistering 1:52.2 triumph in his $20,000 divisional elimination of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes.   The Badlands Hanover colt assumed command almost immediately and never looked back in his two length win over Amazing Quest and Brisk Clipp...
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The road traveled in the Burlington divisions

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
If you think Ideal Matters and Kyle Major paced their miles in 1:50.1 to win their respective Burlington divisions last Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, think again. If you think Keystone Raptor paced his mile in 1:50.3 to spring his 39-1 upset, think again.   All three Burlington winners actually traveled a bit farther than one mile in posting their victories. Kyle Major, who won the fi...
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Brennan, Campbell left out of 2010 NA Cup

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
With six of the top-10 dash leaders competing on the North America Cup elimination card at Mohawk Saturday night, the drivers’ colony at the Meadowlands has been left a bit sparse. Interestingly, two of those drivers still at the Big M on Saturday and without an NA Cup mount this year are the track’s leading dash driver, George Brennan, and John Campbell, who has won a record six NA Cups. &nb...
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Metro 6 Shooter rolls into week 3

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Metro 6 Shooter, the pick six wager teaming races from Yonkers Raceway and the Meadowlands on Saturday nights, is gaining popularity and momentum among horseplayers. In its first two weeks, the $1 wager has returned $43,000 and $50,000, each to one lucky winner in the first two weeks. The wager rolls into week three this Saturday.   Last week, a Saturday night dominated by lon...
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Cotton Candy favored in Filly Maywood Pace

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
One of Maywood Park’s signature events, the $100,000 Filly Maywood Pace, highlight’s Friday’s 14-race program. Also on tap is a $10,000 Maywood Pace elimination. The $100,000 final of that stake will be contested on Friday, June 25th. Friday’s Filly Maywood Pace has been carded as the 11th race on the card and it figures to be a hotly contested affair from start to finish. Leading the w...
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8 repeat in Big M baby races; 11 sires score

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
It was a big Thursday morning for trainer George Teague Jr. has his stable sent out seven winners among the 16 baby races held at the Meadowlands. Eleven different sires were represented among the winners, with eight making repeat trips to the winner’s circle.  Speed-badge honors on the day went to first-time starter So Over, who posted a 1:55.3 victory for Teague and driver Yannick Gingra...
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Action-Broadway Meets Poof She’s Gone

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
On Friday night, June 18, at Mohawk, 3-year-old trotting fillies step out in a pair of $35,000 (C) eliminations for the Elegantimage Stakes. The center of attention could well be 2009 divisional champ Poof She’s Gone, who won her June 11 Casual Breeze split at Mohawk by a mere head in 1:54.4,--the slowest of the three divisions--after finishing an uncharacteristic third the week before. Poof She...
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NA Cup handicapping, TV news

on 06/17/2010 2:00 AM
In addition to a trio of Pepsi North America Cup eliminations this Saturday night, Mohawk Racetrack will play host to the first of four Extreme Handicapping Challenges with advance registration still available up until 11:00 p.m. Friday night.   Also, there will be full television coverage of the NA Cup final, set for June 26. This year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup will air nati...
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Scorpion Moon rallies for win at Pocono

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Scorpion Moon rallied from out of the pocket to get up in time and win the featured Open trot on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried the night’s top purse of $24,000.Starting from post position #5 in a field of nine trotters at odds of 5-1, Scorpion Moon was hustled to the early lead by driver Jim Morrill Jr., a lead he then relinquished to Grain Of Truth in the ...
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