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Nicole keeps her promise in Pocono feature

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
Nicole’s Promise, close in her last two starts in the Open Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, beat the boys Tuesday night in a thriller. The 6-year-old Dream Vacation mare, driven by Tom Jackson and trained by John Marshall, won by a nose over a fast closing Chosen Voyageur (Andrew McCarthy) with the timer reading 1:54.   In her two previous starts against the boys, N...
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National Pastime scores at Saratoga

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
As the baseball season goes through the heart of its season, it was a different "National Pastime" that took center stage at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Tuesday night. The claiming pacer was down in company seeking his first win of the season, despite having hit the board in four of his previous six starts. Brian Cross moved the favorite to the lead approaching the quarter pole and withstood ...
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Crazed breeds full book of mares in first year at stud

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
The Crazed Syndicate has announced that Crazed, a son of Credit Winner, has finished his debut season at stud by breeding a full book of 140 broodmares, with 89 percent of those mares pronounced in foal at this time.   Among the mares now carrying foals by Crazed are Armbro Domino (Self Possessed), a winner of $246,004; Maple Frosting, the dam of Breeders ...
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Malicious Is Magnificent

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Malicious remained undefeated in five starts with a powerhouse performance in Monday night’s $56,900(C) Dream Maker Pacing Series final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Mohawk Racetrack.   Paul MacDonell put the strapping son of Bettor's Delight-Silky into action early from post seven in the eight-horse field and put up the first fraction in :27.1. He faced his first challenge ...
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Impressive victories in OSS Gold 2FT elims

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Ruling Class, Warrawee Lassie and Wilsonator all turned in impressive victories in Monday’s trio of $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   It was Ruling Class marching straight to the front from post eight in the first elimination for driver Paul MacDonell and the daughter of Angus Hall - Rare Elegance wired the field in 1:5...
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Trace Tetrick collects 1,000th career win

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Trace Tetrick reached a milestone Monday, August 3 at Indiana Downs when he steered his 1,000th career winner. He achieved the mark in the third race on the program, winning with the Tyler George-trained Tu Fancy For You. Tetrick went on to win four races on the program.   “I knew I was getting close, but I didn’t know how close I was,” said the 22-year-old driver. “I didn’...
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Sophomore filly trotters in action at Batavia

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Three divisions of 3-year-old filly trotters were contested Monday night at Batavia Downs, with each carrying a purse of more than $12,000. Reaching the winner’s circle in the trio of events were Someway, Princess Robyn and Anikawiesahalee.  Someway and driver-trainer Brian Cross took the first $12,600 late-closer contest—a non-wagering race held prior to the start of the pari-mutuel car...
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Battle of Waterloo won by Wellthereyougo

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Wellthereyougo equaled the Battle of Waterloo stakes record with a 1:55 victory in Monday’s $300,000(C) renewal at Grand River Raceway. The race, for Ontario-sired 2-year-old pacers, was inaugurated at Elmira Raceway in 1998 as the highlight of its Industry Day card, but when that closed at the end of 2003 it was moved to Grand River the following year.  Wellthereyougo was driven by Randy ...
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Super Sunday at Harrah's Chester fast approaching

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
The highlight of the 2009 racing season at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack--Super Stakes Sunday--scheduled for Aug. 16 is fast approaching. Featured during the day will be the Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old pacers, the Colonial for 3-year-old trotters and the Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers. For many years the “Battle” and the Colonial were flagship events at Brandy...
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Draw complete for Hambletonian

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
The field is set for the $1,520,333 Hambletonian, which will be contested at the Meadowlands Saturday afternoon and carried live on NBC. The three elimination winners selected their post positions, but interestingly trainer Jonas Czernyson, who had the first choice with Symphonic Hanover, deferred to the other two elim winners. Explosive Matter was up next, and trainer Noel Daley chose post t...
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Elusive Desire made Oaks favorite

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
The draws for the Hambletonian and companion filly Oaks were held during a press conference held at the Pegasus dining room at the Meadowlands Tuesday afternoon, with the filly contest drawn first. The four elimination winners will all line up behind the gate from the rail out, with Elusive Desire, who will start from post one, the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2. The purse for the Oaks will...
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Hambletonian Day nine-race simulcast package to Scandinavia

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks are part of a nine-race package Meadowlands Racetrack will simulcast to Scandinavian countries on Saturday.   The simulcast begins with the $525,800 Merrie Annabelle (race two) and includes the $523,600 Peter Haughton (race three), $300,000 Nat Ray Invitational (race seven), $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks (race nine) and $1,520,333 Hambletonian (race ...
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Condition sheet for Xtreme Horsepower at Georgian Downs

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs, in partnership with Standardbred Canada, has unveiled the condition sheet for the third edition of Xtreme Horsepower, set for Aug. 29.   “Xtreme is the biggest party of the year at Georgian Downs. For racing fans, it offers something that can’t be seen anywhere in the world,” said Chris Roberts, Director of Racing Operations. “Of course, we’ve g...
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Bartlett wins Tioga Drivers' Championship

on 08/03/2009 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett captured the 2009 edition of the Drivers’ Championship at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon. Winning two of the seven divisions, Bartlett also steered Cinderella Guy to a track record for older gelding pacers in 1:50.3. It was the fastest mile that Bartlett had ever won in his racing career and came in the fifth division of the Drivers’ Championship in the...
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Muscle Hill solidifies role of Hambo favorite with elim victory

on 08/02/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill breezed to his 12th straight victory in the last of three $70,000 eliminations for the Hambletonian on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with Explosive Matter and Symphonic Hanover winner the other two elims. With his victory, Muscle Hill is the overwhelming favorite heading into the $1.5 million Hambletonian, harness racing’s most prestigious event, on Saturday, Aug. 8. ...
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Dance With Dan sets 2009 mark at Scioto

on 08/02/2009 2:00 AM
Dance With Dan paced the fastest mile of the 2009 season at Scioto Downs on Saturday night as he won a division of the Director of Agriculture Pace in 1:51.2 for driver Rod Bolon. The son of Precious Bunny hit the wire 3 1/4 lengths ahead of his rivals. The Saturday night program wrapped up three power-packed evenings of Ohio State Fair stakes at the Columbus oval   Dan With Danc...
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Southwind Tempo wins Golden Girls

on 08/02/2009 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo won the $200,000 Golden Girls for older pacing mares Saturday night at the Meadowlands, crossing the wire in 1:50.1. Driven by Tim Tetrick, Southwind Tempo led at every call, setting fractions of :28, :55.2 and 1:23.2 before closing out her mile with a final quarter of :26.4.   A 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight, Southwind Tempo is owned by Let It Ride Stables an...
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Peter Haughton Memorial elims held

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
It seems driver Brian Sears and trainer Greg Peck, the team behind the Hambletonian favorite Muscle Hill, already have a top prospect for next year's race in their arsenal. Holiday Road drew off to a convincing 1:56.3 victory for the duo in the second of three eliminations for the $523,600 Peter Haughton Memorial, the Meadowlands' premier event for 2-year-old colt trotters, on Friday night. ...
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Four $50,000 invitationals contested at The Meadows

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Already a track record holder, Go On BB gunned down another Meadows mark Friday as she captured a $50,000 Filly & Mare Invitational Pace in 1:51.2, fastest ever at The Meadows by an older mare. The race was one of four $50,000 invitational events staged by The Meadows and funded by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association as a special feature of Grand Circuit Week. Highlight of the wee...
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Favorites prevail in OSS Gold elims

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Favorites Friendly Amigo and I'll Wait For You emerged victorious in their respective Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. In the first $40,000(C) split, it was Friendly Amigo and driver Blair Burgess seizing control at the outset and garnering all of the front-end respect. Once on top, the pair controlled the easy f...
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