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GreatHallofChina goes two for two in Scranton Trot

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
GreatHallofChina, a three-year-old filly trained by veteran Donald Wiest, remained unbeaten in 2010, winning the second leg of the Scranton Trot for three-year-old trotting fillies Friday (April 30) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Anthony Napolitano once again was in the sulky with the three-year-old Cantab Hall filly. He has won all four of those starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for trainer W...
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Western Graduate, Master Pine win at Yonkers

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Newly-minted millionairess Western Graduate (Filly and Mare Pace) Master Pine (Trot) led the limelight  Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's pair of $32,000 Open Handicaps.Western Graduate (Jim Pantaleano), leaving from outside her five rivals, methodically moved first-up from fifth. She went after Headpoles R Us (Greg  Grismore) as that one led through intervals of :28.1, 57.3 and 1:...
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Easter Call shows his mettle at Cal-Expo

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
He was upset in his last, but with the return of his regular pilot, Easter Call got back on the winning track.Open 1 Handicap trotters, racing for a $6,100 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (April 30), on which Easter Call was too tough.Starting from post-position five in the field of six, Easter Call's luck was already on his side before the starter yelled 'go.'"I saw that Putoneon...
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Burke pupils sweep Levy, Matchmaker finals

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Millionaire Foiled Again captured Saturday night's $460,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, successfully defending his title in a season's-best 1:52.1 effort. Jason Bartlett, the Raceway's leading driver, won his first Levy, an event for older pacers. The series is named for the Hall of Fame founder of Roosevelt Raceway, where the series started in 1978. It is...
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Kyle Major, Foreign Officer win in Berry's Creek

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Shortly after the dust settled in the Kentucky Derby, the star 3-year-old colts of harness racing took center stage in the eliminations for the Berry's Creek at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Kyle Major brushed to the lead at the half and withstood all challengers to win the first of the $25,000 splits in 1:50. Driver Jody Jamieson settled Kyle Major into fourth off the gate and sent him first u...
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Shaq Is Back with Dexter Cup elim score

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Givemethecredit Stable’s Shaq Is Back coming off an almost 7 months hiatus, won the $51,900 Dexter Cup elimination by 3 ½ impressive lengths at Freehold on Saturday. Senor Glide with Dan Dube up and part of the 3-5 Jimmy Takter trained entry, closed for 2nd while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Mamas Boo Bear with Steve Smith in the bike.   The winner, well prepared by trainer Ray Sch...
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Jackets Required victorious in Diplomat Series

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Jackets Required got redemption for his first-round disqualification in the Diplomat Pacing Series by winning the lone $25,000 division in the second leg on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   The compact son of Allamerican Ingot - Eve Of The Ball took control of the race, which is open to three-year-old colts and geldings, from the outset and jetted to command for driver Randy Waples f...
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Bay Of Sharks equals record in Vernon feature

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Bay Of Sharks equaled the Vernon Downs record for 4-year-old pacing horses with his 1:50.2 clocking after winning Saturday night’s $9,000 featured sixth race.   With dash-driving leader Josh Marks at the controls, Bay Of Sharks went right to the front from the outside five post and cut fractions of :27.2, :55.3 and 1:23.1 en route to a two-length triumph over last week’s winner in the C...
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Southern Rocketop wins season's debut in 1:55

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a returning champion Saturday, May 1. Southern Rocketop, driven by Hall of Famer Dave Magee, rallied home in his first start of the year to win the $23,000 Invitational Trot in a time of 1:55.0, proving he is back to tackle another year of competition.   Starting from post seven in the 10-horse lineup, Southern Rocketop moved away from the Tod...
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Aussie Hancock earns first win in America

on 05/01/2010 2:00 AM
Two veterans in the sport earned a first Saturday, May 1 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Windsurfer A, accompanied by Australian driver Darren Hancock, earned their first win on American soil, taking home the top prize in the $10,000 conditioned trot, scoring by open lengths in a time of 1:56.4. Hancock relocated to the United States in late February, choosing Indiana as his temporary hom...
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Agenda Tom Ridge wins Meadows series final

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Unhurried early, Agenda Tom Ridge launched a powerful first-over bid from fourth, avoided the breaking leader and went on to a comfortable victory in Thursday’s $26,400 final of the Hidden Viggorish Trot, a series for 3-year-old fillies, at The Meadows. Winning driver Dave Palone said his strategy was to find a seat out of the gate for Agenda Tom Ridge, who endured a parked-out first quarte...
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Cowboys Dreamer, Tien Tien win Princess splits

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Cowboys Dreamer scored as a heavy favorite while Tien Tien posted a huge upset in Thursday’s second leg of the Princess Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.Cowboys Dreamer had an easy time of it in the opening $25,000 split, winning by 2-1/2 lengths for driver Luc Ouellette in 1:53.1. The strapping chestnut daughter of Hawaiian Cowboy - Mothersday Dream made a quarter-...
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Mr. Troy makes it 3 in a row in NAADA

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Mr. Troy made it three consecutive victories in the North American Amateur Driver’s Trotting Series  when Bob Krivelin  guided the 8-year-old Lindy Lane stallion to an easy 2:04:2 victory  at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, April 29.Sent off as second choice in the eight-horse field Krivelin sent Mr. Troy for the lead and took command before the quarter pole. When favore...
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Eight sophs square off in Taser Gun stake

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts will take center stage on Friday night as a field of eight sophomores head to the gate for the $14,000 Taser Gun Stake. This state-bred test has been carded as race nine on Friday’s  14-race program.     Coming off an impressive win in the Sportsmaster Stake in his 2010 debut Jesse De Long’s Delco Willobee has been a...
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Vet to testify in Brooks trial

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Dr. Seth Fishman will be allowed to testify for the prosecution in David Brooks’s federal criminal trial, according to Newsday.com. Dr. Seth Fishman is expected to testify that defendant David Brooks asked him if there was a pill he (Brooks) could give to Dawn Schlegel (the government’s key witness) to erase her memory.   Defense lawyers have argued, in the last few days, that Dr. ...
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Dexter Cup kicks off Grand Circuit

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
When the trotters are released from the starting gate in the fourth race at Freehold Raceway on Saturday May 1 it will mark the beginning of the stakes season at the historic track.In addition, it will kick off the Grand Circuit season in harness racing.Eight 3-year-old trotters will be cut loose in the $51,900 elimination of the 51st edition of the Dexter Cup. The first 3 finishers will return fo...
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NJSS opens 2010 season on May 14-15

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division will open the racing season at The Meadowlands on May 14 and 15 with the first of two preliminary rounds of competition for three-year-old pacers that will conclude with $200,000 championship finals on May 29. Sire Stakes competition for three-year-old pacing fillies is slated to begin May 14, with the colts and geldings on the following night on M...
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Tioga Downs opens Saturday

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs opens its live racing season on Saturday, May 1, and has planned a launch to rival the Derby festivities in Kentucky on that same afternoon. Derby post-time is around 6:30 and 10 live harness races follow at 6:50 pm.   Christened “Derby Fest III”, the day long activities include, but are not limited to, authentic Mint juleps, a Derby hat contest on the track apron with ...
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Mypanmar jogs in 1:56 Scioto qualifier

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble put Mypanmar behind pacesetting Wind O Laag for the first 5/8-mile in a Friday qualifier at Scioto Downs, then tipped the chestnut fireball out. Mypanmar zoomed past the leader and went on to win by 21-1/2 lengths in 1:56 with Noble keeping a tight hold on the pacer through the stretch.Mypanmar is a 9-year-old son of The Panderosa and he’s earned almost $1.4 million in his caree...
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WEG shows on hiatus

on 04/30/2010 2:00 AM
Viewers of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) programming on The Score are reminded that both the Monday Standardbred shows and Wednesday Thoroughbred shows are on hiatus until Monday, May31.A new look show called Bet Night Live is scheduled to debut that night from Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville.Bet Night Live will center around a four-race wagering contest through WEG’s online platform Hors...
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