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Malicious, Whackamole win Dream Maker splits

on 07/21/2009 2:00 AM
The highly-touted Malicious remained perfect in three career starts with a dominant 1:54.2 tally in one of two $20,000(C) divisions in the opening leg of the Dream Maker Pacing Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other split went to Whackamole Hanover who stopped the clock in 1:55.4. In the opening contest, Malicious used tactical speed to land in t...
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Where's Waldo finds Tompkins-Geers winner's circle

on 07/21/2009 2:00 AM
Where’s Waldo and Josh Marks captured the lone Tompkins-Geers division for 3-year-old colt pacers on Monday night at Tioga Downs.   The duo rolled out of post position four to trip the teletimer in :26.4 before relinquishing the lead to favorite Hay Goodlooking (Gates Brunet). Hay Goodlooking paced through fractions of :55 and 1:23.1 as Marks and Where’s Waldo loomed in the pocket anxio...
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PASS grand slam for Takter-Dube combo at Chester

on 07/21/2009 2:00 AM
On the Tab ($3), Hard Livin ($3), Chimon ($3.40) and Federalreservenote ($2.60) gave trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Daniel Dube a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes grand slam on Monday evening at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, as five divisions of 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings faced the starting gate. Hard Livin (SJ's Caviar-Affinity) was the fastest of the Takter-Dube quartet, tu...
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Youth camp underway at Pocono

on 07/21/2009 2:00 AM
The eighth Harness Racing Youth League (HRYL) summer camp opened Tuesday morning at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with 11 participants, ages 11 through 13.   Unique camp provides youngsters the opportunity to learn to drive racehorses. From grooming and care to harnessing, hitching and driving, the participants are exposed to hands-on aspects of the racing business. The camp culminates with ...
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Well Said named favorite in first Little Brown Jug future pool

on 07/21/2009 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of three Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will get underway at noon on Thursday at racetracks throughout North America and on internet sites. Future wagering will be offered through 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26.    North America Cup and Meadowlands Pace winner Well Said (2-1) is the morning line favorite in the future Jug pool. Co-owner Je...
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Well Said one of 26 entered in Adios at The Meadows

on 07/21/2009 2:00 AM
Well Said won’t be having much time resting on his laurels of winning last Saturday’s $1 million Meadowlands Pace as the 3-year-old colt pacer is one of 26 entered in the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows, which will have three $50,000 eliminations this Friday. The top three in each elim will advance to the $677,665 final scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1.  Well Said, who last mo...
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Art Official, Mister Big win Ben Franklin elims

on 07/20/2009 2:00 AM
Art Official (1:49.2) and 2008 Ben Franklin runner-up Mister Big (1:49.1) turned in impressive performances to clinch their respective eliminations for the third edition of the Ben Franklin on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.   Sawgrass Farms' Art Official wasted no time finding the front, crossing and clearing Won the West (David Miller) and Winbak ...
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Darlin's Delight, Tug River Princess win Roses Are Red elims

on 07/19/2009 2:00 AM
Coming off a month’s break, Darlins Delight was fresh and eager tonight as she captured the first of two $50,000 eliminations for the July 25 Roses Are Red Stakes for mature pacing mares, and later on the Mohawk card Tug River Princess won the second elim.   Four Starzz Meliss and Luc Ouellette led the charge off the gate, but quickly lost that advantage to Btwnyurheartnmine (Andy Miller)...
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2YO gelding pacer scores in 1:52.1 at Balmoral

on 07/19/2009 2:00 AM
The opening Hanover Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at Balmoral Park produced the fastest mile of the year by any 2-year-old pacer in North America as Voomerang, a $32,000 yearling, won by a neck in 1:52.1.   William C. & William P. DeLong’s colt stormed into the lead while three-wide at the half-mile mark and then held off the late charge of Morgan...
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French mare sets 1:52 record

on 07/19/2009 2:00 AM
The 6-year-old Workaholic-sired mare Premiere Steed trotted to a 1:52 record for a mile over the fast five-eighths mile Mikkeli track in Finland, on Sunday. With French driving ace Jean-Michel Bazire in the sulky, the mare was tucked in the pocket until 300 meters were left to race and then rallied to defeat Paradis Cordiere in the St. Michel feature. Fama Currit set a blazing early pace but ...
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Shibboleth Hanover noses out Judge Joe

on 07/19/2009 2:00 AM
Shibboleth Hanover pulled off a major upset in Tompkins-Geers action for 3-year-old trotting colts on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs as the colt put his nose on the wire first in 1:56.3, edging Judge Joe’s 2009 undefeated status.   Jeff Gregory got a two-hole trip behind Judge Joe and driver D.R. Ackerman and Judge Joe. The duo rolled through fractions of :28.3,: 59 and 1:28.2 before the...
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Muscle Hill, Federal Flex win Dancer divisions

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
In his final prep for the Hambletonian, Muscle Hill became the sport’s newest millionaire with a career best 1:52.1victory in the first of two $185,250 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Muscle Hill scooted to the lead in a :27.2 opening quarter and strolled through middle fractions of :55.3 and 1:24.3 before firing off a :27.3 final panel to sh...
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Miller splits won by Windsong Soprano, Yursa Hanover

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
A pair of $165,500 Del Miller Memorial divisions for fillies were contested Friday night at the Meadowlands and the first featured a blanket finish, with Windsong Soprano edging Margarita Momma and Raising Rachel in 1:55.2, while the second went to Yursa Hanover in 1:53.2.   Driven by David Miller, Windsong Soprano improved her record to four wins in five starts this season. Bob M...
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Not Enough undefeated in 8 starts

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
Not Enough kept her season’s undefeated streak intact while Windsong Filou won her second straight in Friday’s two $38,974 Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Racetrack.   Not Enough, who was making her first start since setting a stakes record in the $680,000 Fan Hanover Final on June 27th, grabbed early control in the first split for dri...
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Armbro Flight elims at Mohawk

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
World champion Buck I St Pat turned in a 1:53.3 clocking to take the fastest of two $50,000 eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other split went to Autumn Escapade, who notched her first win of the 2009 season with a solid 1:54.1 victory.   In the opening contest, Rick Zeron hustled Buck I St Pat off the wings from post...
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Simons drives all 3 Tompkins-Geers winners at Tioga

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
It was the Simons sweep in the three divisions of Tompkins-Geers stake races for 2-year old trotting fillies on Friday night at Tioga Downs as the winners were Mike Simons and Sabana Hanover, Madam Hooch and Felicity Hall.   Simons captured the $30,352 first division of the Tompkins-Geers by sending Sabana Hanover, a daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Sos Fire Fly, first-over to clear past...
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Minor hoping for major things from freshman trotters

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
Dewayne Minor told harnessracing.com Saturday morning at the Meadowlands shortly after his filly trotter Levi's Lady and colt trotter Wishing Stone both came up winners in baby races, that the two were the first he had ever paid into either the Merrie Annabelle or the Peter Haughton Memorial. If Minor's faith is rewarded in a few weeks at the Big M, he might look to Saturday when both Levi's Lady ...
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Maple Leaf Trot elims at Mohawk

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
The buzz was all about Lucky Jim, the Pennsylvania-bred who is currently riding a phenomenal 14-race winning streak, and the gelding did not disappoint Saturday night at Mohawk in the first of three $50,000 eliminations for the July 25 Maple Leaf Trot.   Though local hero San Pail (Randy Waples) battled tenaciously with him from the three-quarter pole on, it was Lucky Jim, with An...
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Well Said easy winner in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/18/2009 2:00 AM
Well Said made a bold statement as he left a trail of dust in his wake in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace Saturday night, winning by six lengths in 1:47.3.   Well Said and driver Ron Pierce followed Art Colony to the lead in a :53.4 half and accelerated away to a four-length lead on the far turn, reaching the three-quarter marker in 1:20.2.  He extended that lead with an eighth of a mi...
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Series action for 2YO pacing fillies at Mohawk

on 07/17/2009 2:00 AM
Cool Jazz and Gussies Girl emerged victorious in both $20,000 divisions of the Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series for 2-year-old fillies on Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the opening split, it was Cool Jazz scoring a gate-to-wire win for driver Randy Waples in 1:56.1. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Cool Yankee shot straight to the front from the outside post in the six-horse fi...
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