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2YO trotters turn in victories in 2:01.3, 2:03.3 at The Meadows

on 06/26/2009 2:00 AM
Denied a hole going to the quarter, the 2-year-old trtter Federalreservenote kept right on going and didn’t stop until he hit the wire in 2:01.3 to capture a division of a $53,200 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Thursday at The Meadows.   Aaron Andover took the other division in 2:03.3.   Driver Dave Palone said he had every intenti...
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Jersey tracks can reduce dates next year

on 06/26/2009 2:00 AM
Standardbred permit holders at both the Meadowlands and Freehold will be able to decrease the annual number of racing dates with the bill approved unanimously by both houses of the New Jersey state legislature on Thursday. The law permits the Meadowlands to reduce the number of racing dates from 151 to no less than 141 and Freehold from 192 to no less than 168, \"upon agreement with [the] represen...
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Southwind Tempo wins Lady Liberty

on 06/26/2009 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo, driven by Tim Tetrick, assumed command from Tug River Princess before the half and rebuffed a bid by A and G’s Confusion on the far turn, then edged away from her stablemate Tug River at the head of the lane and dug in for a length victory in 1:50.1 in the Lady Liberty Friday night at the Meadowlands.  Hana Hanover [$3.20] stepped home in a swift :26.1 to finish third....
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3YO colt Hot Shot Blue Chip trots in 1:53.3

on 06/26/2009 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old Revenue colt Hot Shot Blue Chip trotted to a 1:53.3 victory at the Meadowlands Friday night, becoming one of his generation to show speed about six weeks before the Hambletonian. He is Hambletonian eligible.    Trained by Jonas Czernyson and owned by Thomas Dillon, Hot Shot Blue Chip broke his maiden with the win. He made just one start as a 2 year old and...
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Lucky Jim still undefeated this year

on 06/26/2009 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim\'s 2009 record is still unblemished as he won his 13th race of the season Friday night at the Meadowlands, trotting in 1:52.2. He had broken stride in a qualifier the previous week, but bounced back when the money was on the line, in this case the $31,500 purse for the Invitational Trot.   Andy Miller drove Lucky Jim to the victory, hitting the wire 3 1/4 lengths in...
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Hochstetler unveils impressive 2-year-old filly trotter

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Fans of Balmoral Park received their first look at some of this year’s 2-year-old trotting filly crop here in the Prairie State on Wednesday night as a field of five youngsters met in the $5,000 Star Slinger Stakes.    As always, driver-trainer Homer Hochstetler appears to have a wealth of talented young trotters in his barn this year and that certainly appears to be the case w...
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Perry scores double at Ocean Downs

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
\"It\'s about to really heat up over here,\" were the words of driver Chuck Perry Jr. Perry would know about being hot, as he has been burning up the Ocean Downs track with eight wins already this season.   Wednesday, the racing fans at the Ocean oval witnessed Perry lay down a driving double as he won both the first and fourth races. Onedayatatime ($2.10), a 3-year-old filly, with only on...
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DSBF showdown looming for 3 year olds

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
A showdown between two Delaware-bred pacing colts is being staged for July 30 as both Gary and Barbara Iles Zee Barber ($2.40, Jim Morand) and Richards Stable, Donna Sullivan and Judy Leonard\'s Ray\'s Big Bubba ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) won their Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Wednesday at Harrington Racew...
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Top 3-year-old pacer Captain Sir euthanized

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Horseman Carl Jamieson has told Standardbred Canada that the 2008 Breeders Crown elimination winner Captain Sir has been euthanized. \"I trained him Thursday (June 18) and left him in the paddock that night,\" Jamieson explained. \"On Friday morning the horse couldn\'t walk.\" Jamieson explained that the bay Art Major colt was foundering in all four feet. \"He was sent to (the University of...
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Six divisions for 3FT\'s held at The Meadows

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Broadway Schooner had trouble harnessing her talent at age two, but she put it all together on Wednesday at The Meadows, scoring in a stakes record 1:54.3 in a division of a $248,110 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies. The event, also known as the Meadow Bright Stakes, was contested over six divisions, with Whispering Wind, Musical Mystery, Pleasing Lady, SJ’s Minolta, and ...
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Former Scioto GM honored for work as sheriff

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Bob Steele, former general manager at Scioto Downs and presiding judge at the Delaware County Fair, was honored this week by the National Sheriffs Association at their annual convention in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Steele received an award as the longest serving deputy sheriff and police officer in the United States.   Steele, who served 55 years as a deputy sheriff in Franklin County O...
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3-year-old filly trotters vie in NYSS action

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Held over by popular downstate demand, Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night hosted the $218,200 New  York Sire Stakes New Rochelle Trot for 3-year-old fillies and Brandnewgirlfriend won the evening\'s third ($43,960) division--first wagering group--with her fourth consecutive victory, third in a row in NYSS  competition and second successive win here. The daughter of Conway Hall drew the...
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Tom\'s Toy fastest in DSBF elims at Harrington

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Thomas Cooke\'s Tom\'s Toy ($3, Corey Callahan) earned her seventh win in 15 career starts and secured her spot in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final Tuesday by winning a $20,000 division of the 3-year-old eliminations for pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.2.   The Powerful Toy filly set all the fractions in her win for trainer Roger Hans. Meanwhile,...
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Freshman trotter Shore Road wins by 31 in 1:57.1

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters and pacers shared the spotlight on a very busy Tuesday night at Balmoral Park. Twelve diagonally-gaited colt and gelding trotters squared off in a pair of $5,000 Million Dollar Bye Stake divisions (non-wagering) while 18 two-year-old filly pacers squared off in a pair of $10,000 Incredible Tillie Stake splits.   The proceedings started with a ban...
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Idol, Smooth Silver fastest in PASS divisions

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Idol and Smooth Silver were the fastest 3-year-old pacing fillies in the five divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. In the opening division, carrying a purse of $49,878, Greg Grismore came from off the pace to win with Idol in 1:51.4 for trainer Jim Pollock Jr. This was the second straight win for Idol, a Sharky Spur filly who was coming o...
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All Heart Gal, Mollinski win inaugural Pa. Stallion divisions

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
All Heart Gal carved out a place in Pennsylvania history on Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the inaugural division in the Pennsylvania Sires Stake Stallion Series. Mollinski took the other $26,600 Stallion Series split for 2-year-old filly pacers. The Stallion Series is designed to provide enhanced earnings opportunities for Pennsylvania-bred freshman pacers and trotters who may no...
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Foiled Again named favorite in Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, a winner of seven of his last 10 starts and $331,344 in purses in 2009, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the 24th annual $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park Saturday night. Owned by the Pennsylvania partnership of Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Burke Racing and JJK Stables,  Foiled Again drew the rail in the powerful field of eight veteran pacers. &...
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Bullseye for Sniper Hall again at Harrington

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Foulk Stables and Lauren Allen\'s Sniper Hall ($6.80, Mike Cole) earned his second straight victory Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 wire-to-wire score in the $19,800 featured Junior Open.   The 6-year-old Blissfull Hall ridgling earned his sixth win of the year for trainer Allen. Fields Of Honour rallied well for second, while Kentucky Rebel closed for third. \"Sniper\" surpassed...
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Lolique wins featured trot at Harrah\'s Chester

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Rated first-over up the backstretch, Lolique ($14.80) prevailed in the $35,000 Briscoe Hanover for Open Handicap trotters on Monday at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, just holding off a late charge from Beach Nut Brand for a 1:53.4 victory. The 6-year-old Tagliabue gelding sat well off a speed duel between Lets Get Serious N (Andy Miller) and Mireille AS (Andy McCarthy), moving to ...
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Major In Art retired

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Last season’s Dan Patch Award-winning 2-year-old male pacing champion, Major In Art, has been retired, co-owner Chester Lebo said Monday. Major In Art’s ownership group is working on a deal that could send the colt to Australia to begin his stallion career, although an agreement has not been finalized. Major In Art, who was yet to race in 2009, was sidelined with a suspensory injury to his l...
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