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My Red High Heels wins Town Pro final at Mohawk

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
Just as she did a week ago in the second leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series, My Red High Heels went to the front and stole her way to victory in Monday’s $55,700(C) final for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. Randy Waples picked up the catch-driving assignment and sent the daughter of Modern Art-My Basha straight to command from the outside post in the field of eight. She had th...
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European quartet arriving in Canada for upcoming stakes

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group is pleased to announce that the connections of three of Scandinavia's most powerful mature trotters have accepted an invitation to cross the ocean and contest the $730,000(C) Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack on July 25. Shipping into quarantine facilities at Mohawk on Tuesday afternoon will be recent Copenhagen Cup winner Triton Sund, million-dollar earner...
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Freshman pacing fillies in Pennsylvania spotlight at Chester

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacing fillies were in the spotlight on Monday evening at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, which hosted seven $20,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series as a lead-in to Sire Stakes action this upcoming Wednesday. Caviart Kiss ($10, The Panderosa-Before Sunrise) led a stakes double for driver Tim Tetrick, brushing to the front and scoring a two length victory in ...
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It\'s Spring Break time at The Meadows

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
Spring Break and Brett Miller grabbed the early lead and went on to a comfortable victory in the $27,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace on Monday at The Meadows. Spring Break pocketed Natalie before the quarter pole; the duo raced that way throughout, with Spring Break prevailing by a half-length in 1:52.1. Kay’s Yankee Lou was third. Randy Bendis trains the 5-year-old daughter of Dream Away...
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DiBenedetto just seven from 5,000

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
Kyle DiBenedetto won two more races at Monticello Raceway on Monday as he continues to close in on the milestone of 5,000 career victories, now sitting just seven away at 4,993. He reined Sitting Bull Stables' Blue Creek Angie ($4) to a 1:59.1 victory in the seventh race and then came back to win the 13th and final race on the card with Vincent Grippa’s Button Road ($11.20) in a time of 1:...
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Empire State's finishes sophomore colt pacers in Yonkers action

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
The state's glamour division made its second downstate appearance Monday night with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $217,252 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Four divisions--at $54,313 each--went postward, with those established commodities doing nothing to ruin their standings in the community. After Hay Goodllooking (Gates Brunet) and Handsome Harry (...
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The Meadows adds four $50,000 invitationals Adios weekend

on 07/14/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows will stage four $50,000 Invitational races on Friday, July 31, as part of its Adios Week festival of Grand Circuit action. Pennsylvania -sired or -owned horses are preferred for the Invitational races--one each for pacing horses, trotting horses, pacing mares and trotting mares. The Invitational events are a special feature of Adios Week, which is highlighted by the Delvin Miller Adio...
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Two upsets, one favorite in OSS Gold elims

on 07/13/2009 2:00 AM
Lyons Danny fulfilled his promise as the 3-5 favorite Sunday night in his $40,000(C) division of the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old pacing colts, but longshots Mach Dreamer and Grinformoney surprised in the other two divisions at Mohawk. In the first of the three OSS contests, Dan Daley sent his homebred Daleys Interest to the early lead with Tigers Mattjesty fol...
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2009 Molson Pace winner Stormaway dies after race accident

on 07/13/2009 2:00 AM
Stormaway, who won the $283,000(C) Molson Pace final at Western Fair in May at odds of 19-1, was euthanized after being hurt in a race accident in the final turn during Saturday night's $115,000(C) Masters Pacing Series final at Georgian Downs.   Stormaway, with trainer, driver and co-owner Dan Megens, were last in the field and then hooked the sulky of Along Came Polly, who was racing in f...
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Pennsylvania horsemen on high alert over discussions

on 07/13/2009 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has issued an alert urging its members to contact their state representatives immediately due to reported Republican caucus discussions about cutting or eliminating the state’s racing fund.   The discussions stem from Pennsylvania’s lengthening state budget impasse. Approximately two weeks into the new fiscal year, the state is still w...
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Pace post positions

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
The draw for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace Final on July 18 was held live on the Clubhouse Level television set after the field was decided by a pair of $50,000 elimination races.  Well Said was installed the 6-5 morning line favorite after a decisive 1:49.2 score in his elimination.  Driver Ron Pierce and trainer Steve Elliott won the coin toss to select their post position first and ...
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Shark's Legacy, Valeris win Reynolds

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
Valeris, trained by Frank Ingrassia and driven by wife Jacqueline, was the fastest 3-year-old filly trot W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stake winner Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as Grand Circuit Week came to a close.In the first race of the afternoon on the 16-race card, Valeris  (Sj`s Caviar - Tasha Yar)  was a 12-1 long shot victor with a time of 1:55.3.Other divisional Re...
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Psilvuheartbreaker wins at Yonkers

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
Millionaire Psilvuheartbreaker ended a seasonal schneid Saturday night, lasting on the lead to win Yonkers Raceway’s $48,000 Open Handicap Pace.After disposing of a stubborn, first-up Wholly Louy (Stephane Bouchard), "Heartbreaker" needed the wire. He was able to get it at a very convenient time, holding off Forensic Z Tam by a head in 1:52.2. Eagle Real One (Cat Manzi), Jeremy's Successor (Ryan...
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On A Tear in track record win

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
Speed came to the forefront on Saturday (July 11) as On A Tear delivered a track record performance in the $25,000 Mid Summer Classic at Scarborough Downs. The pacer toured the oval timed in a blistering 1:54 with driver Shawn Gray calling all the shots to equal one of the oldest standards still on the books at the southern Maine harness venue as the 6-year-old son of Bettor’s Delight joins the ...
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Three in a row for Stringtowner

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
The red hot gelding Stringtowner made it three wins in a row by taking the Open Handicap Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday in 1:52.4, fastest mile of the 2009 season. The mile came on a track rated “sloppy” after a several hours of steady rains.Despite starting from the outside post in the eight-horse field, the 8-year-old overtook pacesetting Lis Deo in the stretch and paced easily away to a 1...
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Waltrip Hanover wins again

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
Waltrip Hanover continued his winning ways for Wanda Polisseni’s Purple Haze Stables with a 1:52.1 pacing performance in the $9,000 featured eighth event at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (July 11). Chris Lems did the catch-driving for Jessica Okusko, the meet’s leading trainer with 32 first-place finishes, as Waltrip Hanover ($5.00) dueled for the early lead with Triple Bars before takin...
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Photoforwin wins Connors Memorial final at Hazel Park

on 07/12/2009 2:00 AM
Overcoming a slow start, odds-on choice Photoforwin won the $100,000 William Connors Memorial 3-Year-Old Colt Trot final Saturday night at Hazel Park, reaching the wire in 1:57.4 for trainer, driver and owner Rick Beinhauer.   Leaving from the outside post position in the field of eight, Photoforwin spotted the field a couple of lengths at the start, but Beinhauer quickly sent the son of SJ...
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Judge Joe, Copy Catch capture Zweig colt splits

on 07/11/2009 2:00 AM
Judge Joe and D.R. Ackerman captured the $151,670 first division of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial on Friday night at Tioga Downs, with Copy Catch and John Campbell scoring in the second split. Judge Joe got away in the pocket spot as Ray Schnittker and Citation Lindy cut through a torrid opening quarter in :26.4. The field passed the half-mile mark of the race in :56.2 as Russell Hill (Ca...
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Nicole just misses Vernon mark in NYSS

on 07/11/2009 2:00 AM
Nicole came within one-fifth of a second of the Vernon Downs record for 2-year-old trotting fillies during a division of Friday night’s $178,605 New York Sire Stakes.   With the track’s defending driving champion Josh Marks teaming for trainer-owner George Teague Jr. and his partner, Elmer Fannin, Nicole took control of the fourth race after a :59.4 half and continued on to a ...
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Reynolds four-bagger for Morrill

on 07/11/2009 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr., won four W.N. RReynolds Memorial Stake races Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, including all three for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Morrill won his first Reynolds win in the first race with 3-year-old Prescious Medal with a first-up trip, stopping the timer in 1:51.1 and nipping by three-quarters of a length Lightning Elvis (Dave Palone). In the s...
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