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Classic Distaff won by Southwind Tempo

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
World champion Southwind Tempo used a stirring stretch kick to capture the $353,710(C) Classic Distaff for older pacing mares on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The 5-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Tsunami Hanover got away second to last in the seven-horse field for driver Jody Jamieson and watched as A And G’s Confusion and driver David Miller carved out fractions of :26.2, :55.2 a...
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Art Official wins 4-year-old debut

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
Last year’s Meadowlands Pace and Hoosier Cup champion Art Official, who posted 13 wins and more than $1.5 million in earnings for owner Jim Jesk’s Sawgrass Farms during his great sophomore season, made his 4-year-old debut a winning one on Saturday night at Balmoral Park in taking the $18,000 Free For All in 1:51.   Coming off winning qualifiers at Balmoral (1:55.4) and Hoosier Par...
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Malabar Man has surgery for scrotal hernia

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
The 15-year-old trotting stallion Malabar Man, who stands at stud at Winbak Farm in New York, underwent emergency surgery for a scrotal hernia at New England Equine Practice in Patterson, NY, Saturday morning. At this time Winbak Farm of New York can report that Malabar Man is in stable condition and is doing well.   Due to the severity of the operation and time needed for his full rec...
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Caviar Crown in 1:53.1; Explosive Matter strong in 1:54.2

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Two world records were established in two of the seven divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, and top Hambletonian contender Explosive Matter turned in an impressive performance in winning his season debut.   Caviar Crown, trained by Kris Rickert and driven by Dave Palone, won the opening PASS division in a world-record time of 1:53.1 for ...
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Hay Goodlooking wins NYSS, NA Cup bound

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Last season, Hey Goodlooking threw down the gauntlet as the state\'s best freshman pacing colt, and this season he hasn\'t lost a step, and appears poised for a start in the North America Cup after a 1:54.1 win in New York Sire Stakes action Friday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Hay Goodlooking iwas the fastest--and gutsiest--of the six divisions which comprised the $220,052  New York Si...
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Crybabycry upsets in Indiana Sire Stakes

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Crybabycry and driver-trainer Rick Schaut picked up an upset win in the third round of the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Friday at Hoosier Park. The sophomore trotting daughter of Butler Hall edged out the competition for her first career win in only her fourth career start, scoring in 2:00.2.   Beginning from post four in the eight-filly lineup, Crybabycry grabbed the top spot early, passin...
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Raising Rachel, Windsong Soprano, Yursa Hanover win

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
All three favorites emerged victorious in a trio of $75,000 divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, with Raising Rachel\'s 1:55 score the fastest. Raising Rachel got some help in winning the first division for driver Jack Moiseyev in 1:55. The daughter of Yankee Glide - Raise The Bar sat fifth for much of the mile before makin...
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Teague sends out 5 baby race winners at Big M

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Two year olds were in action in baby races at the Meadowlands Saturday morning and trainer George Teague dominated the pacing action, sending out seven starters in the 11 baby races for pacers and seeing five of them post wins.   Teague\'s winners were two daughters of Western Hanover, Fancy Filly (1:58) and Tee Time (1;59); Wide Screen and Pandapocket, both sons of The Panderosa, in 1...
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Speed N The Tunnel equals Hoosier track record

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Speed N The Tunnel and driver Sam Widger didn’t take any chances on Saturday in the $24,000 Invitational Trot at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The duo breezed out of the gate for the early lead and never relinquished control, winning in a quick 1:54.1 to equal the track record for older trotting mares. Starting from post four in the eight-horse field, Speed N The Tunnel was able to defe...
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Handsome Prince scores in Scioto feature

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Handsome Prince took the featured Open II Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night with a 1:54.4 victory for trainer-driver Kenny Kidd and owner Buckeye Racing LLC of Newark, Ohio. The 4-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear rallied in the stretch to draw clear of Caramel Dumpling, who finished second, and Attack On Magic, who got the show dough. Kidd kept his pacer well off the fast early f...
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My True Delight equals Tioga mark for older pacing mares

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
My True Delight and Phil Fluet equaled the track mark of 1:52.1 for older pacing mares on Saturday night at Tioga Downs in the $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace. The duo found a spot in the middle of the pack as Nip N Attack and Howard Parker cut through fractions of :27.3, :55.1, and 1:23. Corey Braden edged out of the pocket with Golden Falcon N to challenge around the last turn, bu...
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Passmaster Hanover wins Abbatiello New Jersey Classic

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Passmaster Hanover ($6.00) shook loose late to win the $500,000 SBOA/Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic for 3-year-old colt pacers, the headliner on a million-dollar night for state-bred horses, Saturday at the Meadowlands.
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Muscle Hill wins 10th straight in NJSS final

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Despite missing the biggest check of the night with Dial Or Nodial in the New Jersey Classic, driver Brian Sears reined in a pair of stakes winners for a total of six on the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands.   Sears rallied Showherthemoney ($6.40) off a second-tier trip to take the $175,000 SBOA/Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey for fillies in 1:50.4. McGibson benefited...
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Corleone Kosmos strong in Trotting Classic win

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Corleone Kosmos made short work of a quality field of mature trotters Saturday night at Mohawk to capture the $353,710(C) Trotting Classic in 1:53.1.   Misterizi and Rick Zeron made the early lead in this, the first of four Classic finals, with Dave Miller and Arch Madness following. But Miller had trouble holding an aggressive Arch Madness and soon elected to clear, in a f...
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Classic Lane wins Classic Oaks in tight finish

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Much the way Mine That Bird scooted up the rail to capture the Kentucky Derby this May, 4-year-old Classic Lane hugged the pylons Saturday night at Mohawk for driver Steve Condren, to overtake Falls For You and triumph in the $353,710(C) Classic Oaks final by a whisker. Paul MacDonell sent Spice Queen, who was second in last week’s divisional edition of this series, to the front off...
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A Bettor Sweet win in Pacing Classic final

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Even-money favorite Bettor Sweet didn’t disappoint Saturday night as he delivered a 1:48.2 victory in the $353,710(C) Pacing Classic final at Mohawk. Won The West and Greg Grigmore were quickest off the wings as the field of nine mature pacers got underway, with longshot Allamerican Idol (Luc Ouellette) on Grismore’s helmet, and second choice Winbak Speed (Ron Pierce) tucking comfortab...
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Soph pacers tangle in four Burlington divisions

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
The countdown to the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, slated for June 27, got underway in earnest Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, with four $100,000(C) divisions of the Burlington Stakes, featuring some of the most promising 3-year-old pacers on the continent.However, unlike last year, when Cup winner Somebeachsomewhere made his seasonal debut in the Burlington, en route to a record-set...
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If I Can Dream captures Art Rooney at Yonkers

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
If I Can I Dream received Yonkers Raceway help he probably didn\'t even need Saturday night, then rolled in the $421,850 Art Rooney Pace as the son of Western Hanover, driven by George Brennan, was the handiest of winners in the 19th edition of the Rooney, one of Yonkers\' premier events for 3-year-old colts. If I Can Dream defeated Fireintheshark (Jason Bartlett) by three lengths, negotiating t...
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Bartlett wins two 3FP New York Sire Stakes

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Thursday night offered the first Westchester watching of the statebreds, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the  $218,620 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies. Five forays went postward through light rain and fog, with leading driver Jason Bartlett bookending the board. Bartlett won the first $44,044 division, going the distance with the favored Bet On Luck ($5.20). The Bet...
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Mister Big\'s debut spoiled by Montecito N

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
With the first two choices in the wagering at odds of less than even money, a thrilling stretch duel was inevitable. It was, however, Montecito N ($3.80) reeling off a third straight win in the $35,000 Nansemond for Open Handicap pacers on Thursday evening at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, holding off world champion and triple-millionaire Mister Big in the final strides of a 1:50.1...
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