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Rock N Roll Heaven ready for Burlington

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
Many of the top 3-year-old colt pacers in North America will clash this Saturday night at Mohawk in a trio of divisions of the Burlington Stakes--the final local prep for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 26.   One of the headliners is Rock N Roll Heaven who has drawn post two in the second $100,000(C) split in race eight.   The speedy son of Rocknroll Hano...
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Art Colony to stand at Winbak Farm

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Canada has announced that Art Colony will be standing at the Ontario based farm in 2011. The son of Artsplace has a mark of 1:51, has earned $863,750 and was trained by O’Brien Award winning trainer Casie Coleman.   In April of this year Art Colony was officially retired by owner Tom Hill and trainer Casie Coleman after the colt reinjured his suspensory that he had ori...
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Post time change for Springfield Summer Preview

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
There has been a post time change for the Summer Preview at Springfield, Ill., on Saturday, June 12.  The new post time is 3 pm to accomodate horsemen who are also racing at the Decatur-Macon County Fair in Decatur. on Saturday.  Decatur hosts the Downstate Classic for 3-year-old Illinois bred trotters and pacers that day with a 12 noon post time.   The post times for th...
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Rekali comments on chances in Casual Breeze

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
Sending out two charges in three divisions of the Casual Breeze this Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer/driver Riina Rekila remains optimistic about her contenders.   Random Destiny, who upset Poof Shes Gone in her most recent outing in an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Final, drew post five in her division. Sired by Ken Warkentin, the filly made $200,000 very quietly last...
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Teague sends out four in Burlington

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
George and Brenda Teague will be busy Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack sending out four entries in three divisions of the Burlington Stakes. The $217,250 Empire Breeders stakes winner Dr. Dreamy will headline the quartet.   The 3-year-old son of Art Major has been given post two in the first division. He will be facing last year’s Metro winner Sportswriter and Malicious, who finished ...
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All Speed Hanover headlines NJ Classic

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
All Speed Hanover, one of the top 2-year-old colts of 2009, was installed the 2-1 favorite in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on Saturday, June 12 at Meadowlands Racetrack. The New Jersey Classic for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers tops $1.1 million in stakes for New Jersey-sired horses Saturday evening.  Carded as race six (post time: 8:40 p.m.), the New Jersey Cla...
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WEG tracks now available for wagering in Vegas

on 06/09/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that wagering on its tracks, Woodbine and Mohawk, is now available in racebooks throughout the state of Nevada.   Five Thoroughbred cards and five Standardbred cards per week are being beamed into most of the state's 83 racebooks, including high-profile destinations Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace and Mirage on the Las Vegas stri...
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Chocolatier has first winner for Ackerman

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
The 2005 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year Chocolatier had his first winning progeny Monday night, June 7, at Hazel Park Raceway as Creme De Cocoa won a non-wagering baby race. With Hall of Fame horseman Doug Ackerman driving, the freshman filly Creme De Cocoa led start to finish to win in 2:04.4, trotting a back half in 1:00.3 and final quarter in :29.3 to draw clear of her two rivals by 5 3/...
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June Bergstein dies at 84

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
June Carol Bergstein, wife of HTA Executive Vice President Stan Bergstein, died early this morning at Hospice Family Care in Tucson, four days after the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. A regal and elegant popular model in her youth, June had worked at Mme. Marguerite Pick’s Michigan Ave. salon in Chicago, for General Motors and J. L. Hudson in Detroit, and for the famed Ford Agency in New ...
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NA Cup website up and running

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
he $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup is now less than three weeks away with the event slated for Saturday, June 26 at Mohawk Racetrack. The Pepsi NA Cup website is now in full swing, featuring everything you need to know about North America’s richest race for pacers.   All the latest news and videos are available as well as event details, weekly power rankings and a weekly poll quest...
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Burlington draws 31 in 3 divisions

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
With 31 sophomore colt pacers entered for Saturday night’s Burlington at Mohawk Racetrack, three $100,000(C) divisions will go postward with Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winner Sportswriter drawing post four in the first split. The son of Artsplace will have his work cut out for him as drawing the trio of posts inside are Malicious, Dr. Dreamy and Kyle Major.  Trainer Casie Coleman has na...
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Mr Thinker wins 8th straight Monticello race

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Mr Thinker just keeps rolling along. On Tuesday afternoon the veteran sidewheeler rambled to yet another victory when Zeke Parker guided the pacer to an easy 1:57.3 victory, which was Mr Thinker’s  eighth consecutive triumph.   With this latest victory, Mr Thinker now needs just two more to equal the track record of 10-wins-in-a-row, set by Hogies Cam and driver Jordan Stratton ...
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Red Star Hottie sizzles at The Meadows

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Red Star Hottie continued her dominance of elite distaff pacers at The Meadows as she easily captured Tuesday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap. Away third, Red Star Hottie made the decisive quarter-pole move to the lead for Dave Palone and was not seriously challenged thereafter. The 2-5 favorite prevailed in 1:51.4 for her fourth victory in the last five starts — all since a...
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Posts drawn for Rooney, Lismore at Yonkers

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night pacing stakes for 3-year-olds, the $250,000 Art Rooney (colts/geldings) and $150,000 Lismore (fillies). The field for the Rooney, with declared drivers is as follows--1-He's Gorgeous (Jason Bartlett); 2-Tobago Cays (Cat Manzi); 3-We Will See (Jim Morrill Jr.);  4-One More Laugh (Tim Tetrick).   The field for th...
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Court Jester wins in 1:51.4 at Pocono

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Court Jester, with George Napolitano Jr. in the sulky, established a new life mark of 1:51.4 in winning the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap pace Monday (June 7) at  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs added Monday nights to its racing card for the months of June, July and August and dropped the Friday evening cards.Napolitano Jr. gave Court Jester a pocket trip in winnin...
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American Pride wins at The Meadows

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
American Pride sat snugly behind the dueling leaders, then blew by them in the stretch to capture Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.After Brett Miller guided American Pride to the front from post 8, she settled in the pocket behind Caviar Forthe Lady. When 7-10 favorite Rose Run Keepsake engaged Caviar Forthe Lady for the lead down the backside, American Pr...
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White Plains Trot at Yonkers

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes caravan grabbed their E-ZPass toll tags and went downstate for the first time this season, with Yonkers Raceway hosting Monday night's $281,844 White Plains Trot.Six divisions of 3-year-old colts and gelding went at it, and Jeff Gregory threw down the evening's two fastest gauntlets with A Megabuck (1:58)  and Blacktuxwhitesocks (1:58.1).A Megabuck--who raced in the c...
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National season's mark for Windsong Soprano

on 06/08/2010 2:00 AM
Windsong Soprano charged to a 1:53.3 national seasons record in an overnight event Monday at Mohawk Racetrack. The millionaire daughter of Windsongs Legacy took command past the quarter pole and never looked back setting fractions of :55.3 and 1:24.3 before defeating her rivals by five lengths.   Steve Condren did the driving for trainer Bob McIntosh and owner Lothlorien. The Armbro Fligh...
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NYSS gets underway at Buffalo

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes season got underway at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday. Three divisions of 3-year-old filly pacers competed over the half-mile oval, with each division racing for more than $53,000.   In the first division Androvette, owned by John DiSomma and Taylor Gower, set a lifetime best of 1:59.2. Driver Pat Berry was happy sitting in the middle of the pack until the...
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Chester world record for Vintage Master

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Of the 14 races contested on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Chester, four of them eclipsed the 1:50 mark. Additionally, two were track record performances, with one of them a world record as well.   Vintage Master ($4.40) turned in a dazzling 1:48.4 mile in the sub-featured $28,000 Four-Year-Old Open Pace, taking the lead en route to a sensible :55.4 half mile before facing a heavy threa...
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