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Simpson Stakes for 3YO trotters held at Vernon

on 05/16/2010 2:00 AM
Whata Winner tied the season's trotting standard, while Jesse's Messenger remained undefeated after nine career starts in separate divisions of the $104,763 John F. Simpson Memorial Stakes for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs on Saturday night.   Leaving from the second tier in the only colt division, Whata Winner waltzed home from third in the final furlong to capture the $53,575 fourth...
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Guida, Riordan win Oslo Grand Prix

on 05/16/2010 2:00 AM
Lisa America will be getting another chance to compete in the Elitlopp. The Varenne-sired mare pulled off a big upset in the Oslo Grand Prix Sunday at the Bjerke track and earned an invitation to the Elitlopp, scheduled for the last Sunday of the month in Stockholm. America's hope, Enough Talk, was forced three wide in the last turn and tired and finished last. ...
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Dancinwiththestarz scores in 1:51.4 at Tioga

on 05/16/2010 2:00 AM
Dancinwiththestarz continued her dominance in the first $30,143 division of the John Simpson Memorial Pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The second division for fillies went to Feeling You, and the single colt event was captured by Eagle Jolt.   As for Dancinwiththestarz, Jim Morrill Jr. did the steering for trainer John Stark Jr. and sent the 3-year-old filly pacer to the front ...
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Ky. denies Waxman appeal on Loyal Opposition

on 05/15/2010 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday dismissed an appeal by owner Daniel Waxman regarding a positive test on his horse Loyal Opposition in 2005 at The Red Mile. The decision upheld a ruling issued in April 2009 by a Franklin County Circuit Court judge that affirmed the ruling by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) following the positive test for flunixin on Loyal Opposition after s...
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Hempt elims held at Pocono

on 05/15/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh and Fred And Ginger appear headed for a showdown in next weekend’s Max C. Hempt Stakes for 3-year-old pacers after the two heavy favorites picked up elimination wins on Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The eliminations each carried a purse of $37,500.   In the first elimination, One More Laugh, leaving from post position five in a field of seven as the 1-9 fav...
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Shark Gesture wins Graduate final again

on 05/15/2010 2:00 AM
If the $200,000 Graduate final was any indication, the free-for-all pacing class might be dominated by Shark Gesture, Won The West and Lisagain this year. Shark Gesture fought off pressure from both sides to earn his second straight victory in the $200,000 Graduate Final, winning with a 1:48.4 mile Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by George Brennan, Shark Gesture pressed the leader W...
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Arch Madness romps in Cutler final

on 05/15/2010 2:00 AM
Arch Madness moved to the lead past the opening quarter and cruised home to a stakes record 1:51 victory in the $220,00 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for trotters Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. He also upset Lucky Jim, who finished second but was 4 1/2 lengths back at the wire.   Arch Madness and driver Brian Sears blasted out from post six and got the jump on Lucky Jim as t...
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Rock N Roll Heaven wins by 5 in 1:49.4

on 05/15/2010 2:00 AM
The undercard at the Meadowlands on Saturday night featured the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers. Rock N Roll Heaven, the Berry’s Creek champion, cruised to a career best 1:49.4 with Daniel Dube at the lines in the second of the three NJSS divisions.   Rock N Roll Heaven, a son of Rocknroll Hanover-Artistic Vision, posted his third win in four s...
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Yanzhou sizzles Scioto in 1:55

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old gelding Yanzhou  won only the second race of his life in an impressive 1:55 at Scioto Downs on Thursday evening. Driver J.D. Wengerd sent him right to the front  from post eight and he drew off to win by 5-1/4 lengths over favored Stucker Bunny.Yanzhou is a son of Dragon Again trained by Jim Larrabee for owner Donald Brooks of Bucyrus, Ohio. He had recently been racing at ...
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Parker one short of 10,000

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Zeke Parker didn’t drive on the muddy Wednesday card of May 12 but when Thursday dawned at Monticello Raceway many felt that day would be the one in which he scored his 10,000th driving victory.Needing two more wins, he had the morning favorites in the early double but still a victory eluded  him though in the second race his trotter  Don’t Call Us  fell short by just a head.&nb...
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Annieswesterncard becomes a Graduate

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Annieswesterncard earned a hefty bankroll while racing in the shadows of the sophomore class last year, but on Saturday night he steps into the spotlight as a top free for all candidate in the $200,000 Graduate Final at Meadowlands Racetrack.In his first Meadowlands appearance against older horses, Annieswesterncard flew home to finish a nose behind 2009 Older Pacer of the Year Won The West in the...
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Simpson splits Sunday at Tioga

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the 3-year old pacing fillies and one division for 3-year old pacing colts have drawn out to take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday, May 16th with a post time of 1:30 pm.     Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Champion, Dancinwiththestarz leads the first field of six pacing fillies in her second start of her sophomore campaign. Her first start came last week in a division...
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Billings makes stop at Hoosier

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host one division of the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series Sunday, May 16. A field of seven trotters will line up behind the starting gate for the one-mile contest and a purse of $2,500.S A Eldorado comes into the race with the quickest win time of 2010. The six-year-old son of Striking Sahbra earned his career best earlier this year at Windsor Raceway. Dale...
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Mohawk qualifying, baby race schedule

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Mohawk's Summer Meet begins next Thursday, May 20, and the track has announced its schedule for qualifying races and baby races.   Qualifying days will continue to be Monday and Thursday for the balance of May and will then revert to a Tuesday and Friday schedule beginning in June. The only exception will be the week of the Pepsi North America Cup, when qualifiers will be held on Monday a...
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Vernon cancels Friday due to power outage

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
 Due to a transformer failure which has resulted in a power outage, Vernon Downs has canceled both its live racing program and all simulcasting for Friday, May 14. (Vernon Downs)
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Giwner's picks for big weekend at Big M

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Admittedly in a handicapping slump at the Meadowlands over the past few weeks, Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner appears poised for a big handicapping weekend at the Big M after a six-winner night on Thursday, a card that saw his top two selections win nine of the 10 races. Giwner’s picks are available by clicking the Harness Eye icon located midway down the home page of harnessracing.com. ...
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Chips And Wings equals track record

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Chips And Wings equaled The Meadows track record he shares when he used a perfect pocket trip to capture Friday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot in 1:54.1.   Tony Hall hustled Chips And Wings to the two hole from post seven, where he stalked Winning Mister before blazing by that rival in the stretch to prevail by a nose. Tom’s OK Lady was a neck back in third.   Chips And Wings,...
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Cheyenne Trish edges Western Graduate

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Friday night's co-featured $37,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway was won by Cheyenne Trish, who used a second-up trip to win over Western Graduate (Jim Pantaleano) in 1:53.2.   Starting from post three, Cheyenne Trish advanced behind the second move of Western Graduate as that one attacked the pacesetting Chris Cross (Lachance). Chris Cross had a...
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Put On A Show wins season debut in 1:51.2

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
There were some big miles by the gals on a 74-degree night at the Meadowlands on Friday, with Put On A Show (1:51.2), On The Glass (1:49) and Seaside (1:53.2) taking new lifetime marks.   Put On A Show, a winner of seven of nine starts and $732,308 last year, was making her first start of the season in a New Jersey Sire Stakes. The filly by Rocknroll Hanover started...
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Lolique wins Chester Open Trot

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
In his customary come-from-behind fashion, Pamela Wagner and Scott Woogen's Lolique ($8.60) prevailed in Friday afternoon's $32,000 Open Trot at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, closing three-wide into tiring pacesetters for a 1:54.1 score.   When the gate folded, 7-5 favorite Big Boy Lloyd (George Napolitano) and Speed Bomb (Yannick Gingras) were fastest away, lining up o...
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