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D\'Artagnian to the rescue at Pompano

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
It was D’Artagnian to the rescue Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park as the aptly named horse rewarded those who backed him at the betting windows paying $18 to win after going off at odds of 8-1 in the $22,000 Open Pace.   The fifth race feature saw the betting favorite, Sugar’s Pride and driver Bruce Ranger go right to the front from the rail and cut the opening quarter mile in a speed...
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Anders Bluestone wins Dexter Cup

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Anders Bluestone remained undefeated in his fledgling harness racing career by winning Saturday’s $181,369 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old trotters in a track-record-equaling 1:55.3 at Freehold Raceway. The son of Yankee Glide is now three-for-three for trainer Jimmy Takter, who won the Dexter Cup for the second consecutive year, and owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Jim Fielding, and Gor...
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Slave Dream, Pine After Pine take first splits

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
With a big stretch rally Slave Dream captured the first of two $18,000 Hiram Woodruff Trot divisions Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driver John Campbell and Slave Dream left the pylons at the top of the stretch and flew past tiring leaders John Paul’s Legacy and Rompaway Alvin to win the night’s third race in a lifetime best of 1:53 ($12.60). It was a photo for place, with John Paul...
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Bath Beach cruises to Princess Series final win

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Bath Beach lived up to her even-money status this evening at Mohawk, blasting to a three-length victory in the $67,000(C) final of the Princess Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies. Paul MacDonell positioned the strapping daughter of Life Sign comfortably in third through the early fractions, while Blogette Hanover and Randy Waples did the heavy lifting up front. Topaz Seelster (Jack Moiseyev) ...
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George Teague a happy dad as Montrell wins first

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Montrell Teague earned his first driving win Thursday at Harrington Raceway, piloting Jason Johnson and Stanley Johnson\'s Mememe ($4) to a one-length win in the seventh race in 1:57.2. Teague had five previous starts but made his sixth career start a winning one aboard the 4-year-old Dragon Again mare for trainer Jason Johnson. Teague and Mememe seized the front approaching the quarter mile in :...
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Angus Hall\'s 2009 book full and closed

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Canada has announced Angus Hall, the number-one sire in the Ontario Sire Stakes program in 2008, is booked full and closed for the 2009 breeding season. Angus Hall, out of the Hall of Fame mare Amour Angus, as well as the full brother to both Andover Hall and Conway Hall, was the second leading trotting sire in North America for 2008.   In 2008, Peaceful Way, the tr...
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Saratoga hat trick for Clement

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Ed Clement recorded a hat trick on Thursday night at Saratoga as he climbed into a third place tie in the trainer standings. It was favorite night as nine of the evening\'s 13 races were won by the public\'s choice and there was a pick three that returned a record low $2.80. Clement teamed up with driver Dan Cappello Jr. for two of his three wins on the night as Jim Jam Gigolett and Doub...
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Meadows mark for Jans Luck as Palone starts fast to 14,000

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Absent from The Meadows\' winners’ circle for an uncharacteristically long spell, Jans Luck made amends Thursday when she captured the $25,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace in 1:51.3, equaling the track record for older mares. Jans Luck had won 21 races—most of them at The Meadows—over the past two seasons but hadn’t triumphed since March 19, an unusual drought for her. Tha...
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Trotter takes top prize at Vernon Downs

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Sir Prize Hall earned top money after a 1:58.2 victory in the $5,500 featured sixth race at Vernon Downs on Thursday night. Leaving from post three, Sir Prize Hall raced as if he was the best and then proved it with a strong gate-to-wire victory during the initial Thursday program of the track’s 56th season. Owned by the Purple Haze Stables, the 4-year-old son of Conway Hall-Prize Chip scored ...
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Little Bit Country rocks at Cal Expo

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Conditioned ladies, racing for a $4,200 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night, in which Little Bit Country showed her class. Prior to starting from post position seven in the field of the same number, trainer Steve Hyman had good reason to be upbeat. \"I liked the whole situation this week because she finished third last week to two good horses that weren\'t in the field tonight,\" ...
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Beegle hoping to be a warrior in Berry\'s Creek

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Although it took a lot of hard work over the winter, trainer Sam Beegle has Arctic Warrior relaxed and ready to do battle in the $230,000 Berry’s Creek Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  Arctic Warrior is rated at 8-1 on the morning line from post six in the Berry’s Creek, the first major test for 3 year olds and a stepping stone to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 18.  ...
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Strong 1-9 entry in Friday\'s Ontario-sired spring series final

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Tracy Brainard has a trailer-ful of pacing colts to bring to the $54,700(C) final of the Ontario-Sired Spring Series Friday at Mohawk–and all three have produced impressive results so far. The star of the show is Oscar Oscar, a son of Western Terror who relocated to Brainard’s barn in late March and immediately turned heads with a crushing six-and-a-half length victory in the...
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Little Brown Jug, Adios winner Shadow Play returns to races

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Ian Moore told harnessracing.com that he believes the 2008 Little Brown Jug and Adios winner Shadow Play is ready for his 4-year-old debut following an impressive workout mile and that the pacer will make his debut Sunday at Mohawk. Sunday\'s race comes eight days after the pacer put in a spectacular official workout in 1:53.4 at Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward I...
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NJSS finals boosted to $200,000

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes will begin 2009 with its Premier Division on May 15 at the Meadowlands with increased purses, including a boost in the eight NJSS Championship Divisional finals from $175,000 to $200,000 each. And there is a slight change from 2008, when the NJSS hosted a “Night of Champions” for 3 year olds, worth a total of $700,000 on one night. This year, the two NJSS trotting ...
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Delaware says ‘no’ then ‘yes’ to sports betting

on 05/08/2009 2:00 AM
Just a few days after a bill that would have allowed sports betting failed to pass the Delaware House by just two votes; an amended version of the  bill was presented and passed. Under the new bill, which passed with a vote of 30-4, Delaware would become the only state east of the Mississippi to allow legal betting on sports events. In addition, the bill which still needs to be passed by the ...
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River Shark ready to bite in Berry\'s Creek

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
The stakes season for harness racing\'s top 3-year-old colts gets underway with the $230,000 Berry\'s Creek Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  The Berry\'s Creek is the first major test for the sport\'s glamour boys and a stepping-stone to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 18.  River Shark looms the one to beat with a 4-race streak entering Saturday\'s final, the featured seventh ...
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Amora Hanover sweeps Wilkes-Barre Pace at Pocono

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Amora Hanover completed a sweep of the Wilkes-Barre Pace Late Closer series for 3-year-old fillies by winning the final on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried a purse of $18,000.The 3-year-old filly from the Mark Harder barn came into the race on a 4-race winning streak, which included the first two legs of the series.  Leaving from post position # 8 in a fi...
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Bath Beach could be crowned Princess

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
She has yet to score a victory in this series.  Yet a lass named Bath Beach has shown such final-quarter speed that she’s rated the 6-5 morning line favourite going into the $67,000 final of the Princess Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies,  this Thursday night at Mohawk racetrack.In the first leg of the Princess series, Bath Beach, who captured the Miss Vera Bars final at Woodbin...
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Fillies star in ISOBA stake splits

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
The state-bred stakes action continued on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a total of 16 three-year-old filly pacers met in two divisions of a $12,430 Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association Stake.In the opener Robert McCormick’s Aristocracy used her potent closing kick to sweep by her rivals in the late going in route to a 1 ½ length victory in a career best of 1:54.1. Reser...
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Fivedollarsforsox upsets at Harrington

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
George and Tina Dennis and Ask W Stables\' Fivedollarsforsox ($18.40) was an upset winner in Wednesday\'s $17,000 Junior Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:57.1. The 6-year-old Sj\'s Caviar gelding and driver George Dennis pulled first over on pacesetting Go Nano Go and wore him down at the top of the stretch and drew clear by a length for the win. Go Nano Go held second with Cast a Beam third....
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