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Yellow Diamond in 1:49.4

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
After winning an elimination for the James M. Lynch memorial stakes last week aboard Yellow Diamond in 1:51, driver Jim Morrill Jr. claimed he thought the horse could go the mile in the vicinity of 1:49 if he really let her go.Morrill turned out to be prophetic when Yellow Diamond rolled to a win in the Lynch final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 1:49.4 on Saturday afternoon, capturing the winne...
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NJ Classic Final field set

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial and Passmaster Hanover scored decisive victories in a pair of elimination races for the $500,000 SBOA/Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic Saturday night at the Meadowlands.Dial Or Nodial held off Sombrero Blue Chip to win the first of the splits in 1:50.2.The top five colts from each of the two $25,000 eliminations qualified for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, ...
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Rocking at the Rock

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
The live harness racing season got underway at Rockingham Park on Saturday as the track welcomed back full fields of quality horses as well as enthusiastic fans and horsemen happy to be participating in the Salem landmark\'s 103rd season.It\'s great to be back at The Rock and great to be back with my family and friends, said owner-trainer Arthur Brewer, who grew up only 10 miles from the track and...
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Freshmen hit the track at Rosecroft

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
In times of ups and downs for the “Raceway By The Beltway” one think is certain, horsemen still love bringing their 2-year olds to Rosecroft. Four of the ten qualifiers Saturday went forth as 2-year-old qualifying events.On the trotting side, Cassini Hall (2:06.1 - Tom Ridge-Centerfold Hall-Garland Lobell) and Classic Viking (2:05 - Classic Photo-Lulabula-Valley Victory) emerged victorious.On ...
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Chick N Tell scores upset in Classic

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Chick N Tell prevailed as the longest shot on the board in the single $92,030 division in the third leg of the Trotting Classic on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.Chick N Tell got up late for the 1:53.2 tally over Corleone Kosmos and Arch Madness.Mike Saftic was reunited with the 7-year-old son of Glory B River - Power Chickette who stalked from last position in the short field of five.That pai...
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Tug River Princess wins Classic

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess made her 2009 debut a winning one with an impressive 1:52.2 victory in the $92,030 single division in the third leg of the Classic Distaff at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night.Tug River Princess made her 2009 debut a winning one with a 1:52.2 victory in the Classic Distaff.John Campbell was in the driver’s seat behind the 4-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover - Aucryifiwant...
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Classic Lane in Classic win

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
The aptly named Classic Lane turned in a gritty first-over victory in Saturday’s single $92,030 division in the third leg of the Classic Oaks at Mohawk Racetrack.Classic Lane edged past Spice Queen for the hard-earned 1:54.2 victory.Steve Condren picked up the catch-drive behind the 4-year-old daughter of Lindy Lane - Heartland Classic and had her sitting in fourth spot through a first quarter i...
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Winbak Speed wins again

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
The small, but speedy Winbak Speed took on all comers and emerged victorious in Saturday’s single $92,030 division in the third leg of the Pacing Classic at Mohawk Racetrack.The top three finished across the track at the wire with Winbak Speed prevailing by a head in 1:49.2.Ron Pierce sent the 6-year-old gelded son of Village Jove - Purrfect Kitty straight to the front from post two and had the ...
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NJ SBOA President speaks at Freehold

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, stood before about 70 horsemen on Saturday morning, prior to the final card of the Freehold 2009 winter-spring meet.The first thing he did was dispel rumors that this might be the last closing day at Freehold.\"Freehold is coming back,\" he said, standing in the crowded Paddock Lounge. \"But we\'ve agreed ...
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Lismore elims at Yonkers

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returned after a brief, early-June hiatus Saturday night, with a baker\'s-dozen bonanza highlighted by a $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.Classic Line N (Cat Manzi), who was 21-1 when he won this race four weeks, ago had a few more friends at the windows this evening.Sent off as the 13-10 choice from the pole, Classic Line N was alert from the outset, as was B B Torio (Ryan Anderson). Ps...
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Showherthemoney, Dawn\'s Legacy win elims

on 06/06/2009 2:00 AM
The field for the $200,000 SBOA/Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey was set by a pair of $20,000 elimination races Friday night at the Meadowlands.The first five finishers in each elimination advanced to the final for 3-year-old filly pacers on Saturday, June 13, an evening featuring $1.1 million in stakes races for state bred horses. The Miss New Jersey shares the spotlight with the $500,000 SBOA/A...
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Yankee Nola beats the boys at Tioga

on 06/06/2009 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. and Yankee Nola captured the featured $14,000 Open Handicap trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs. Yankee Nola was the lone mare in the field of eight, was assigned post position number eight, and the boys could still not beat the talented trotting mare.The duo floated from behind the gate and captured the lead of the race just past the opening quarter timed in 28. The field raced i...
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Chantall Hall wins at Vernon

on 06/06/2009 2:00 AM
Pacer Chantal Hall turned a textbook trip into a 1:54.1 triumph in Friday night’s $9,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs. Leaving from post one in the week’s Open test for female practitioners of the lateral gait, Chantal Hall drafted along in second place behind the pacesetting Bet The Ranch until the top of the stretch before taking charge and posting a three-length score, her secon...
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Three in a row for Southwestern Dream

on 06/06/2009 2:00 AM
Coming off back-to-back wins at the Meadowlands, Southwestern Dream took the open stretch to a third straight victory, capturing the $30,000 Nero for 4-year-olds on Friday (June 5) evening at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack.The 4-year-old Cambest gelding cleared the lead on the first turn before yielding to One False Move (George Napolitano, Jr.) with a circuit to go, tracking his every ste...
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Windsong Soprano sings at Mohawk

on 06/06/2009 2:00 AM
Windsong Soprano made her 2009 debut a successful one with a solid 1:55.2 victory in a conditioned trot for 3-year-old fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.With regular pilot Steve Condren at the controls, the daughter of Windsongs Legacy - Muscling In sat patiently in third spot for much of the mile before moving first-over as the field approached the three-quarter marker.She worked her wa...
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Campbell on fire in Maine

on 06/06/2009 2:00 AM
Not even a three win performance from driver Kevin Switzer could wrestle the headlines away from Drew Campbell on Friday (June 5) as the man in the orange and black colors continued to ride roughshod over the state of Maine driving colony en route to scoring an impressive five win spectacular at Scarborough Downs.Campbell finished in the runner-up position three additional times on the 10-race pro...
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Muscle Hill trots to new mark in 2009 debut

on 06/05/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill, the early favorite for the $1.5 million Hambletonian, won his 2009 debut under wraps Thursday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in a career best 1:53.1 in the first of two $54,900 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colts.   Driven by Brian Sears, Muscle Hill [$2.40, $2.20, $2.10] tucked in fourth around the first turn and strode up to take command from The Cha...
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Lisagain wins PASS in 1:52.1; headed to NA Cup

on 06/05/2009 2:00 AM
Without a victory at age two, Dan Carter made it six wins in seven starts this year by capturing the fastest split of a $253,338 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for sophomore pacing colts and geldings Thursday at The Meadows, winning in 1:51.1. The stake, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested in six divisions with Lisagain, Hurrikane Jon Paul, Spring Again, Upfront Hoosierboy and El Cucuy taking the...
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Turf harness race at the Meadowlands June 19

on 06/05/2009 2:00 AM
For the first time in 30 years, harness horses will race on the turf at the Meadowlands Friday, June 19.  A field of eight, $15,000 claiming pacers will line up behind the mobile starting gate for a one-mile event on the grass.  The race will be part of the betting program; post positions will be drawn Tuesday, June 16.   There have been turf harness races in this country before. ...
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Meadows names race in honor of late lieutenant governor

on 06/05/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced that it is naming a race in honor of the late Catherine Baker Knoll, former Pennsylvania lieutenant governor.   To be known as the Catherine Baker Knoll, the race for 2-year-old filly pacers will contested each year during Grand Circuit week. The track will stage the inaugural Catherine Baker Knoll on Saturday, Aug. 1. For...
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