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Jamieson charges dominate in Upper Canada Cup elims

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson departed Georgian Downs on Saturday evening a wanted man.  No fewer than three of the favourites in next week’s $472,500(C) Upper Canada Cup will be seeking his driving services.   “Everybody’s got problems,” smiled Jamieson, driving bag in hand, “but these are the kind you want to have.”   Each of Jamieson’s charges in the three Upper Canada Cup elim...
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Sand Windsor wins Courageous Lady

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Bill Sanders' Sand Windsor ($11.40) held off fast-closing longshot Allswelthatendswel to win the $109,000 Miller Lite Courageous Lady at Northfield Park by a head Saturday in 1:54.3. It was the second consecutive win in the race for Sanders, of McDonald, Tenn. His Sand E Fiftyfive won last year’s edition of the Courageous Lady. Miss Sand Creek finished third.   Favored Cowboys Dreame...
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Real Joke in 1:47.3; Auckland Reactor 6th in debut

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Real Joke meant serious business as he unleashed a 1:47.3 mile to win the $32,000 Invitational Pace on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Finishing sixth in the mile was Auckland Reactor, who was making his North American debut after a standout career racing Down Under.   Real Joke and driver George Brennan made the lead in a lukewarm :27.1 opening quarter, then picked up the te...
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Trio of sub-1:50 wins in NJSS action

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers were contested Saturday evening at the Meadowlands Racetrack. In pursuit of a training triple, Noel Daley found success only with Ideal Matters, who under the guidance of Brian Sears won the $25,500 first division in 1:49.4.   The son of Western Ideal commanded the lead past the half-mile marker and accelerated aw...
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Meadowlands qualifier, baby race & schooling schedule

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Morning qualifiers will move to Fridays beginning May 28 at Meadowlands Racetrack. For the Friday, May 28 program, enter by 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27.  Beginning in June, the entry deadline for qualifiers will be 4 p.m. Thursday.Baby races will be held Thursdays and Saturdays beginning June 10.  Enter by 9 a.m. Wednesday for Thursdays and 4 p.m. Friday for Saturdays.Schooling will be offe...
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Cycle Power tough to beat

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
In a very rare appearance on the front, Cycle Power showed his versatility.Conditioned-claiming pacers were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (May 20), on which Cycle Power repeated.Prior to starting from post-position one in the field of seven, driver Steve Wiseman knew that a closer from post-one wasn't necessarily a plus."I figured from the one-hole that I'd change tactics a little bit and...
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Page wins four at Scioto

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Chris Page showed why he was the leading driver at Scioto Downs last year as he took four trips to the winner’s circle on Thursday night.The native of Mt. Vernon, Ohio won with Forever A Cowgirl for trainer Steve Carter and owner Dorothy Miller by swinging her three wide on the final turn to overtake the leaders in the stretch. At the wire, she had a 1-1/2 length lead on her rivals in the...
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Rembrandt Spur sets Meadows trot record

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Perfectly exploiting the raging speed duel in front of him, Rembrandt Spur pounced on the tiring leaders and captured Thursday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot in a remarkable 1:52.2, fastest mile ever trotted at The Meadows. Winning Mister set the stage for the historic mile when he parked even-money favorite Triumphant Caviar well past the half. Triumphant Caviar eventually cleared to th...
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Boinga wins Windylane Hanover final

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Boinga popped out of the pocket and surged past the tired leader to win the $54,000 Windylane Hanover final on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.Boinga took the early lead before yielding to Special Appeal before the half-mile marker in :56. She angled out past the three-quarter marker,easily past the favorite Special Appeal and held off the late-rallying Jettalady for a 2-length victory. Boinga t...
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Marks equals Vernon mark

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Josh Marks tied a record for most wins on a single Vernon Downs program with seven scores on Thursday night, including a 1:53.3 victory with Arbeedo in the $8,100 featured sixth race. Driver Jim Morrill Jr. established Vernon’s all-time single program record in 2008. Starting out fifth in her Downs debut, Arbeedo was given an overland journey by the 27-year-old reinsman. She closed from ...
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Arch Madness: from "go" to "no go"

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
As of 9 am Friday morning, Arch Madness was not scheduled to make the trip to Sweden to compete in the Elitlopp on Sunday, May 30. Owner Barry Goldstein told harnessracing.com that the plan for the horse to compete in the race fell through.   "I feel like the girl shopping for the dress for the prom, and then I get a call and suddenly I don't need to buy a dress," said Goldstein.   A...
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Clint Galbraith injured by horse

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
According to reports, Hall of Famer Clint Galbraith suffered a head injury on Sunday night, May 16, when he was unloading a horse at Rodney Farms.   Galbraith's wife, Barbara, told ustrotting.com that her husband was unloading the homebred pacer Kashability when the horse became startled and turned quickly into the 72-year-old horseman, bumping him and knocking him backward. ...
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Stars in action in EBC elims Sunday at Tioga

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Thirteen 3-year-old pacing colts and eleven 3-year-old pacing fillies will go postward for the eliminations of the Empire Breeder’s Classic on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Woodrow Wilson champ Windfall Blue Chip (Brian Sears) will face off against New York Sire Stakes champion He’s Gorgeous (George Brennan), Malicious (David Miller), and American National champion OK Commander (Do...
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Triple NJSS threat for Daley

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley unveiled the first bullet in his powerful 3-year-old arsenal when Ideal Matters stormed home in an eye-catching :25.4 to win his career debut Feb. 21 at Meadowlands Racetrack. The Meadowlands Pace eligible looks to rebound from a fourth-place finish as the heavy favorite last week in the second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Saturday night.   Ideal Matters will ...
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Looking for more than a ham sandwich

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
An early season standout, Mr. Hallowell returns to the Meadowlands in the $20,000 seventh race on Saturday night. He will start from post five with Ron Pierce at the lines in the conditioned event for pacers. A sharp claim, the 6-year-old gelding has hit the board in 15 of 18 starts for trainer Chris Carruba and owners Cookie N Mo Stables (Irwin and Ellen Kaplan) and Jonathan Klee this season. ...
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Molson Pace by the numbers

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
The following are some interesting facts and figures surrounding the Molson Pace, Western Fair Raceway’s signature event which kicks off with three $20,000 eliminations tonight with a record 22 starters. 1972 ~ The first year of the race, sponsored at that time by Labatt’s, switched to Molson in 1991. $16,440,397 ~ Combined earnings of tonight’s 22 starters for an average of $747,290 earni...
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Big M, Yonkers launch Metro 6 Shooter

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Horseplayers will have a lot of free cash to aim at with the introduction of a new harness wager. On Saturday, June 5, Meadowlands Racetrack and Yonkers Raceway will launch the Metro 6 Shooter, a pick six wager with $30,000 added to the net pool.   Offered every Saturday, the Metro 6 Shooter will feature races from both the Meadowlands and Yonkers as part of the sequence. It ...
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Ultimate Velocity wins Hoosier feature

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
The weekly $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Friday night at Hoosier Park once again featured some outstanding horses. It was Ultimate Velocity, driven by Fab Five driver Jason “Bad Boy” Dillander that took everyone by surprise and found the will to win by two lengths at the finish.   Ultimate Velocity, the 2006 foal by Western Ideal out of local standout race mare Extreme Velocity...
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Gregory, Harder bring out brooms at Yonkers

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory as driver and Mark Harder as trainer completed a sweep of Yonkers Raceway's pair of  $37,000 Open Handicaps Friday night.   The week's marquee trot found Shoeless White Sox--already owner of the fastest local mile of the season--in the mix early. Assigned post position three, he worked his way over pole-sitting Armbro Barrister (Steve Smith) before a :28.2 openin...
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All Spirit breezes to Tioga track record

on 05/21/2010 2:00 AM
All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. equaled the Tioga Downs track record for 4-year old pacing mares on Friday night in 1:52.1, equaling the mark set by Tug River Princess in the Artiscape final in 2009.   Marohn backed All Spirit off the gate to settle in sixth as Bet The Ranch cut out fractions of :26.4 and :55.2 before Ubetterthink Think (Mike Micallef) tried a first-over chal...
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