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Personal Ad long shot winner at Pocono Downs

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
Personal Ad, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., was a 30-1 long shot winner in the $28,000 open handicap pace Wednesday (April 28) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Leaving from the four post, Personal Ad was first over on the outside of the front running No. 9 Flirtiscape (Anthony Napolitano) with the quarter clicked off in 26.2, half in 56.1 and three-quarters in 1:24.2.Coming down the stretch, Personal Ad...
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Konchie cops Monti top trot

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
After  a couple of fruitless  races at Yonkers Raceway  Konchie returned home to the Mighty M on Wednesday afternoon, April 28  and scored a come-from-behind 2:01:3 victory against the best  trotters on the grounds.After Bum Soliel and Rick Harp cut the early fractions a host of trotters took aim on the leader as he headed for the three quarter pole. From there, the challe...
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Clements wrapping up Pompano campaign

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
After he completes scheduled drives in at least 16 of 20 races this Friday and Saturday at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park 46 year old reinsman Dan Clements is headed home to his native Ontario. "My wife Mary actually went back to our farm (Prince Lee Acres) at Uxbridge, Ontario over a month ago but I hadn't had enough of Florida yet so I stayed on longer this year," Clements says. "Overa...
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Cycle Power wins at Cal Expo

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
A class rise didn't prevent Cycle Power from a repeat win. Conditioned-Claiming pacers, racing for a purse of $3,300, were featured at Cal-Expo on Wednesday night (April 28) over a sloppy track, on which Cycle Power was fastest of all.Before starting from post-position three in a field reduced to six as a result of two scratches, was driver Steve Wiseman concerned that his charge was going from No...
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6 horses invited to Elitlopp thus far

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
Six horses have so far been invited to the Sweden’s famed Elitlopp, scheduled to be held Sunday, May 30, in Stockholm. The early invitations have gone to Lucky Jim, Enough Talk, Define The World, the Elitlopp defending champion Torvald Palema, Beanie MM, who finished second in the Olympic Trot, and now the latest is Nu Pagadi.   Nu Pagadi is a German-bred but French-sired chestnut crowd p...
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Largest overnight purses Saturday at Pocono Downs

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be conducting a 16-race harness program Saturday (May 1) that will feature the largest overnight purses in the history of the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack. There will be a special post time of 5 p.m. for the card that will have total purses of $233,900. Saul Needle, director of racing and longtime employee at the racetrack, says Saturday’s purses are defi...
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Auckland Reactor qualifies in 1:53

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
With Brian Sears in the bike for trainer Kelvin Harrison, New Zealand’s Horse of the Year in 2009 and the winner of nearly NZ$1.5 million, Auckland Reactor won the first of two planned qualifiers on Thursday morning at the Meadowlands. Stepping quickly away from the gate in post eight, Sears tucked Auckland Reactor in the pocket and patiently drafted behind pacesetter Bullville Powerful through ...
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Mypanmar stars in one of 17 Scioto qualifiers

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs will kick off its 2010 season on Friday morning, April 30, with 17 qualifying races. Virgil Morgan, Jr., perennial leading trainer at the Columbus track, will send out a host of his stable’s stars, headed by Mypanmar p,5,1:48.3s, a 9-year-old stallion with earnings of almost $1.4 million. Dan Noble will drive him in race 12. The 1:55 trotting mare B V’s Sister, a career winner o...
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Wall closing in on 7,000

on 04/29/2010 2:00 AM
Dave Wall (with trophy), one of the most successful and popular horsemen in Ontario, is closing in on a significant career milestone, win number 7,000. The Komoka, Ontario based Wall currently sits with 6,991 victories lifetime. He’ll become just the 31st driver to reach 7,000 wins. One of the most consistent drivers in Canada for many years, Wall’s purse earnings have surpassed $1 million ev...
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Syrinx Hanover dies

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Millionaire trotter Syrinx Hanover died this past week at Rhineback Equine Clinic on Friday night, April 23, after she had suffered a serious case of dystocia on Thursday night. She was 12 years old.The star studded daughter of Lindy Lane-Minx Hanover had a spectacular career on the racetrack winning nineteen of her twenty one starts and never being worse than second for the Need To Know Stables L...
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Goshen scholarships available online

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Applications are available on-line for the Second Annual Goshen Historic Track High School Scholarship Races on Sunday, June 6, 2010.  Through the foresight and hard work of local horseman Ray Schnittker, the inaugural event helped raise over $ 40,000 for local students and school districts last year.  This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than our hugely successful...
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Scorpion Moon wins open trot at Pocono

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. worked out a pocket trip with Scorpion Moon to win the $28,000 open handicap trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday (April 27) night.Trained and owned by Tracy Brainard, the nine-year-old Armbro Scorpion gelding followed No. 4 Grain Of Truth (Ray Schnittker) from the three post in the eight horse field.Grain Of Truth, who was looking for his third win in four open handicap tro...
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Go Get Em sweeps in Lookout Hanover

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Go Get Em made a decisive quarter-pole move and went on to capture Tuesday’s $26,800 final of the Lookout Hanover at The Meadows, completing his 3-race sweep of the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. The gelded son of Four Starzzz Shark-She’s The One so dominated the series that he won his trio of races by a combined 16-3/4 lengths and was ahead at every call save the quarter ...
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Foiled Again draws the rail in Levy

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Defending champion Foiled Again drew post position No. 5 for Saturday night's $460,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.The Levy, harness racing's richest race to date this season, goes as the eighth race on the 12-race card. First post is 7:10 PM, with the feature going at  approximately 9:50 PM.Foiled Again, this season's series points leader on the stren...
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First round of PASS starts in May

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
The first round of Pennsylvania Sire Stake racing for 2010 is approaching quickly, with action slated for early May. Four sophomores preparing for those events are already champions, having been crowned the best in their class by the members of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association after their 2-year-old campaigns in 2009. Here is an update on last year's top freshmen, as voted by the memb...
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Yonkers announces purse increases

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced an across-the-board purse increase, taking effect this coming  Monday, May 3.        The increase, which amounts to about 15 percent for all classes, brings the purse structure from $7,000 (up from $6,000) to $37,000 (up from $32,000)  for the weekly Open Handicap events.        "We're ver...
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Ouellette to drive Enough Talk in Finland

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
Veteran WEG reinsman Luc Ouellette will be off to Finland this weekend where he will be reunited with top older trotter Enough Talk who is scheduled to compete in the $250,000 Finlandia Ajo at Vermo Racetrack in Helsinki. The race will serve as a stepping stone for the prestigious Elitlopp in Sweden which is coming up at the end of May at Solvalla Racecourse. Ouellette and Enough Talk competed in...
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Horseplayers create Tioga challenge

on 04/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) is promoting the decrease in takeout at Tioga Downs on its web site and also encouraging play by announcing the "Pen and Micro-Chip Challenge."   In March, it was announced that Tioga Downs would be offering decreased takeout on all bets for their meet, which opens May 1.   As for the Pen and Micro-Chip Challenge, each ra...
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Favorites win in Ontario Spring series

on 04/27/2010 2:00 AM
Favorites Theta Blue Chip and Pebble Creek both turned in impressive victories their respective divisions in the opening leg of the Ontario Spring Series for three-year-old fillies on Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack.Theta Blue Chip, making her first start of the season, rallied from off-the-pace to capture the first $20,000 split for driver Paul MacDonell in 1:55.4. The daughter of Western Te...
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Real 'McCoy' in Pompano top trot

on 04/27/2010 2:00 AM
With every possible variable going his way six year old trotter McCoy made the most of the situation to capture the $15,000 Open Handicap Trot at the Isle Casino Racing on the Monday evening April 26 program. Before the start, the notoriously high anxiety and heavily favored Baseball Express went off stride and that public choice was out of contention early as his search for a fourth straight...
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