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Show stolen from Lynch elims at Pocono

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Fancy Filly, Feeling You and Ruffle’s Kiss won James M. Lynch Memorial Stake elimination races on Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but Pilgrims Toner and Brighten Up stole the show.   Pilgrims Toner, trained by Frank Catalfamo and driven by Brian Sears, equaled the world record of 1:48.2 in winning the $24,000 Open Handicap Pace.   The 1:48.2 clocking also equale...
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Tough trip dooms Lucky Jim in Elitlopp elim

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim's first bit of bad luck came when he drew post seven in his Elitlopp elimination. Then came the trip. Driver Andy Miller chose to float away from the gate with Lucky Jim and was caught on the outside at the back of the field. In front of the homestretch he made a bold three-wide move that turned out to be impossible. By the five-eighths point of the mile, Lucky Jim wa...
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Torvald Palema wins; North Americans fail to advance

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Paul MacDonell aggressively drove Canadian representative Define The World, but he still failed to advance to the Elitlopp final, along with American contenders Enough Talk and Lisa America as the second elimination was won by Sweden's Torvald Palema.   The second elim got underway with MacDonell sending Define The World, a 5-year-old son of Duke Of York, away from the gate...
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Draw for Elitlopp final

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
The final of the Elitlopp will be contested at approximately 11 am Sunday morning and can be viewed on RTN channel 12, and here is the post position order, from the rail out: (1) Brioni, (2) Ilaria Jet, (3) Torvald Palema, (4), Triton Sund, (5), Iceland, (6) Nu Pagadi, (7) Quarcio du Chene, (8) Beanie MM.   The Elitlopp is being contested over the five-eighths mile Solvalla track in Stockho...
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Iceland, son of Scarlet Knight, wins Elitlopp

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Iceland, a son of Hambletonian champion Scarlet Knight, won the Elitlopp final Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, scoring in 1:53.2 with a savvy drive by Johnny Takter. Torvald Palema, the defending champ, finished second and Brioni was third.   Iceland finished second in the elim won by Torvald Palema and when driver Orjan Kihlstrom elected to stick with Triton Sund in th...
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Blatantly Good tops Auckland Reactor at Chester

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Going the tough first-over route, Jeffrey Bamond's Blatantly Good ($14.60) scored the minor upset over Auckland Reactor in Sunday's $32,000 Open Pace at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. The time of the mile was 1:49.4.  Blatantly Good, a 6-year-old son of Albert Albert, sat third off Auckland Reactor (Yannick Gingras), who was sent to the front to post early fractions of :26.3 and :54....
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Dr Dreamy, Galimony big Empire winners

on 05/30/2010 2:00 AM
Dr Dreamy and Brian Sears captured the $217,250 final of the Empire Breeder’s Classic on Sunday night at Tioga Downs while Galimony took the filly split of the race.   Sears got away third as the field past the opening quarter in :27.4 with David Miller and Malicious moving to the front. However, Sears let no dust settle and moved Dr Dreamy to the front with a second panel of :27.1, reach...
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Mr Feelgood smashes track record

on 05/29/2010 2:00 AM
Former Little Brown Jug winner Mr Feelgood (Grinfromeartoear-Best Of Memories) might be nearing retirement, but he looked awesome smashing a long-standing track record at Brisbane’s Albion Park tonight (Saturday).The pacer, who was transferred from Tim Butt’s stable to Queensland’s Luke McCarthy in March, sat parked outside the leader to win eased-down in a sizzling 1:53.1 mile rate for 1,66...
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Empire Breeders Trot finals on Memorial Day

on 05/29/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host the rich finals of the 2010 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) with a Memorial Day matinee card with a post time of 1:15PM.The $235,900 EBC Final for sophomore trotting colts is led by Ray Schnittker’s entry of Big Stick Lindy and Shaq Is Back. Those two were last week’s elimination winners, with Big Stick Lindy scoring the faster 1:55.4 victory and Shaq benefitting from the ...
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Doug Harkness dies

on 05/29/2010 2:00 AM
It is with great sadness that we report Doug Harkness, the Dean of Maritime harness racing, died Friday, May 28. He was 71.   Mr. Harkness was born and raised in Amherst, Nova Scotia and always remembered having a passion for journalism. As a teenager, he served as the night editor for the Amherst Daily News and at the age of 18 relocated to Moncton to join the staff at the M...
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Rock N Roll Heaven, Put On A Show NJSS champs

on 05/29/2010 2:00 AM
Berry’s Creek champion Rock N Roll Heaven added another trophy to his coffers in the $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday afternoon at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Parked out on the opening turn, Rock N Roll Heaven and driver Daniel Dube pressed on to take the lead from Ideal Matters past an opening quarter in :26.3. They raced to the half i...
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Persuade Me convincing at Cal-Expo

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
A much happier lead than the week before equaled happy results for Persuade Me.Filly & Mare claiming pacers were in the Cal-Expo spotlight on Thursday night (May 27) over a track listed as 'good,' on which Persuade me got back on the winning track to record her fifth win in her last six outings.Leaving from post-two in the field of seven and getting into the pocket before the field had travele...
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Shackleton Hanover dazzles in Scioto win

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Shackleton Hanover, a 4-year-old son of Real Artist, ignored post 10 in the second tier to overwhelm in his rivals on Thursday night at Scioto Downs. He won by 8-1/2 lengths in 1:57 over the rain-soaked surface.The gelded pacer was still eighth after the first half-mile, but driver Jack Dailey had him out and moving with determination.He seized control in the third quarter and simply drew away f...
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Local star hopes to shine in Hoosier Cup

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
The 14th  annual Hoosier Cup is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 29. The host track, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, looks forward to yet another exciting, competitive, and let us not forget lucrative racing day in Anderson, Ind. Racing Secretary Kevin Mack compiled the final lineup Wednesday, May 26 for the $500,000 event for three-year-old colts and geldings.One hopeful horse on the li...
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Molson Pace quick stats

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Some quick stats about the 2010 Molson Pace: -no favorite has won since Ponder in 2005; -this year's favorite, Won The West, has the highest life's earnings in the field at over $2.2 million -the driver of Won The West, David Miller, is the WORLD's top earning driver since the turn of millienium with over $103 million in driving purses since new year's day of 2000 The roster of...
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Artiscape making progress following surgery

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Brittany Stallion Management has announced that its stallion Artiscape, who stands stud at Winbak Farm of New York, has made steady progress following his colic surgery to remove 10 feet of his small intestine on Monday, May 24. On Thursday Artiscape had normal gastrointestinal responses and appeared bright and alert.   While it appears that the 15-year-old stallion has passed the...
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Shoeing change pays off for Pilgrims Taj

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Wrapping up 2009 with a one-length victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown at Woodbine, Pilgrims Taj ($3.20) picked up right where he left off, taking a 1:55.4 victory in a $52,387 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.   The 3-year-old son of Broadway Hall saw a change of tactics from driver Mike Lachance, leaving for the lead ...
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Watch the Elitlopp on RTN! Final heat at 11 am

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has reached an exclusive agreement with AB Trav och Galopp to provide video coverage of the Elitlopp Sunday morning, May 30, from Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, giving fans the chance to see the U.S. hopefuls Lucky Jim and Enough Talk compete in the famed trotting race. The two Elitlopp eliminations and the final will be available for viewing within 15 minutes of the race due t...
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Kelly Spencer Golden Pen Award winner

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Media and Marketing Association (SMMA) on Friday announced Kelly Spencer was its Golden Pen Award recipient, given annually to a member of the organization who makes outstanding contributions to harness racing publicity and marketing.   Spencer is the manager of marketing and communications at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ontario. Her initiatives to create a fun, lively, f...
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Malicious to start from post one in EBC

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Malicious and David Miller have been given the nod as the 2-1 morning line favorites for the $217,250 Empire Breeder’s Classic Final for 3-year old colt pacers on Sunday night at Tioga Downs (Post Time 6:30 pm).   Malicious, a 3-year old son of Bettor’s Delight-Silky, won his initial sophomore start last Sunday in the EBC elimination in 1:51.3 for trainer Dr. Ian Moore. The connect...
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