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Strangles confirmed at Saratoga

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
A case of strangles was confirmed in Drew Bromac N, a horse stabled at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, on Saturday (May 9). According to a report provided by Saratoga director of racing operations John Matarazzo, Drew Bromac N was being treated for an unrelated condition by Dr. Kurt Lutchens when he noticed that the horse had a swollen lymph node. A sample of fluid taken from the node tested positi...
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Hall of Famer reaches milestone at Harrah\'s Chester

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Mike Lachance became the eighth driver in North America to reach the 10,000 win plateau on Sunday afternoon, guiding Cool Clyde to a 1:55 victory in the second race at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack. The Hall of Famer angled Cool Clyde first-over up the backstretch, steadily gaining upon and then wearing down Overwhelming Share (Yannick Gingras) for one-half length victory. Rich Ringle...
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Shadow Play shines in 2009 debut

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
The superstar pacer Shadow Play made his highly anticipated return to racing on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack, and successfully scored in a 4-year-old Open Pace for driver Paul MacDonell in 1:51.1. Developed in Prince Edward Island by his co-owner Dr. Ian Moore, Shadow Play is coming off an incredible 3-year-old season in which he won 14 of 25 races and $1,173,446. It was a campaign made mo...
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Buck I St. Pat breezes in Miss Versatility opener

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Buck I St. Pat made it three in a row as she breezed to a 1:52.4 victory in the $25,000 first leg of the Miss Versatility Trotting Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The 2008 Older Trotting Mare of the Year brushed to the lead at the half and responded when asked by driver Tim Tetrick in the stretch to hold off Falls For You by 2 1/4 lengths. Stage Show held third. Sent off as the 3-...
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McCarthy brings out his magnum at Tioga

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
In the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace Sunday at Tioga Downs, Andrew McCarthy and Magnum benefited from a two-hole trip through a blistering opening half to score a victory in 1:53.2. It was the initial win of the season at Tioga Downs for McCarthy, who has confirmed he will be a regular pilot here on Saturdays and Sundays. Whatanartist and Jordan Stratton cut torrid fractions of :27, :...
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OSS 3FT Gold elims contested at Mohawk

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Cumin First, Mets Inn, and Butana were all victorious in their respective $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack. It was the first OSS event of the season in this division. In the opening split, Cumin First got away second early, made a quarter-pole move to the front and then cruised to a decisive 1:56.3 victory for driv...
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Ohio horse industry planning Statehouse rally

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Ohio\'s legislature will be voting on a budget next month--a budget which could include a provision allowing expanded gaming at the state\'s horse racing tracks--and horse industry groups, including those involved with harness racing, are encouraging people to attend a rally on the South Plaza of the Statehouse lawn in Columbus on Tuesday, May 19.   The rally i...
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Lucky Jim wins ninth straight in Cutler elimination

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim showed his success was more than just a fluke as he toppled the titans of trotting in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial elimination Friday night at the Meadowlands.
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Gabbys Dream fastest in trio of Suffolk 3FT splits

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
A pair of New Jersey-sired fillies, Gabbys Dream and Rapsong, along with Regina Hall, turned in winning efforts in the split divisions of the Lady Suffolk for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Gabbys Dream, a daughter of Dream Vacation, evaded a three-horse spill in the stretch to capture her $34,975 division, carded as the sixth race, in the fastest of the t...
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Power Off has the power in Mohawk series final

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
It certainly came as no surprise that conditioner trainer Tracy Brainard captured Friday’s $54,700(C) Ontario-Sired Spring Series final at Mohawk, however it was surprising that it was Power Off who garnered the win for her stable and driver Rick Zeron.   Brainard sent out three horses in the final as part of a larger four-horse entry in the field of six. It was the undefeated Oscar Oscar...
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A sweet win in Thompson Series final at Hoosier

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Sweetsgetintheway and driver Peter Wrenn lived up to their favorite status to win the $20,000 Bill Thompson final at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Friday. The duo held off attacks from both sides in the stretch to take home the win and a new lifetime mark of 1:54.3. Starting from the second tier post 10, Sweetsgetintheway had to wait for her opponents to get settled before taking control of th...
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Galleon\'s Assassin strikes at Yonkers

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Galleon\' s Assassin (Jeff Gregory) went up and over Stunt Man Hall (Pat Lachance) down the backside Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s featured $40,000 Open Handicap Trot. Leaving from post position five, \"Galleon\"--as the 9-5 favorite--watched early while Stunt Man Hall left around pole-sitter Spur-Ann-E (Billy Dobson) before a :28.2 opening quarter-mile. After a 58-second intermi...
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Bankers Dream, Bologna score in Nevele Pride splits at Buffalo

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the Nevele Pride were contested at Buffalo Raceway Friday night, for trotting horses that are non-winners of six races (mares eight) with a purse of $8,000.   In the first division, Bankers Dream ($4.30) with reinsman Kevin Cummings in the sulky, made it five wins in a row for owner Melinda Kash. The 5-year-old Dream Vacation gelding covered the mile in 2:01.4, a...
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Trace Tetrick announces Cadillac winner at Hoosier

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Trace Tetrick, one of the members of the Fab Five at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, announced the winner in the TGI Caddy promotion Friday. The special promotion will offer eight Cadillacs in eight weeks during the Friday night promotion. Tetrick announced the first winner on the casino floor shortly after the contest ended at 10 p.m. Friday. The first winner was Stephen Billingsley of Sheridan...
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Annieswesterncard surprises in Berry\'s Creek

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Annieswesterncard ($21.40) capitalized on miscues by the favorites and a perfect second-over trip to win the $230,000 Berry’s Creek Saturday night at the Meadowlands. 
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Bettor Sweet sets world mark, Winbak Speed in Graduate elims

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Bettor Sweet paced to a 1:47.2 world record in the first of two $50,000 Graduate eliminations Saturday night at the Meadowlands.
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Got \'Er Done wins Trimble Series final at Hoosier

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Got ‘Er Done and Rick Macomber battled to the end to win the $20,000 final of the Tubby Trimble Series at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Saturday. The duo made a bold half-mile move to secure the top spot and the victory in a time of 1:54.4. Starting from post three, Got ‘Er Done got away in mid pack as Master Punch and Don Eash rallied out for the lead, posting the quarter-mile time in ...
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Big surprise for Classic Line N at Yonkers

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Going into Yonkers Raceway\'s $40,000 Open Handicap Pace, Jordan Stratton wasn\'t supposed to drive and Classic Line N didn\'t figure to win. That\'s why we race \'em.   Classic Line N, dismiised as Saturday night\'s 27-1 rank outsider, saved all the ground and--for this Mother\'s Day Eve--authored a mother of an upset. Leaving from post position two, Classic Line N watched the early ...
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Santeramo goes head over heels at Tioga

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Andy Santeramo posted four wins on Saturday night’s card at Tioga Downs. In the co-featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace he steered Head Over Heels to victory in 1:55.1. Santeramo also trains the 5-year old Mach Three-Love N Touch mare for J L Benson Stables Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It was the fifth win in 17 starts for Head Over Heels who with the victory has banked more th...
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95-1 Stinger Blue Chip rallies for Diplomat shocker

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Stinger Blue Chip rallied from well off the pace to post a shocking upset in the $73,500(C) Diplomat Pacing Series final Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The win ticket return of $193.40 was a record for the Diplomat, bettering the previous win high of $181.30 recorded by Whole Lotta Class who won the event in 2001 when it was known as the Mohawk Pacing Series. The 3-year-old gelded son...
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