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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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Corleone Kosmos takes aim at Classic final

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Mature trotting power will step into the spotlight at Mohawk racetrack on Saturday night, June 13, when the $353,710 finals of the Trotting Classic and Classic Oaks go postward, on a stakes-laden card which also features four divisions of the Burlington Stakes for 3-year-old pacers. Darren McCall trainee, Corleone Kosmos, may have lost by a head last week to longshot Chick N Tell, in the third ...
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Hidden Viggorish overcomes tough conditions to win at Meadows

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
World champion Hidden Viggorish appeared in top form Thursday at The Meadows as she knifed through the slop and serious squalls to capture the $27,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot. Conditions were so forbidding that four of the nine Preferred mares broke stride. Not so Hidden Viggorish, who went right to the top for Brian Zendt and opened her lead thereafter. She scored in 1:55.3, 5 3/4 lengt...
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Special D, Aloha Hooray win Scioto finals

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Special D took control from Crime Scene Cruzer in the third quarter and went on to win the $9,000 Steamin Demon Series final at Scioto Downs on Thursday night. The sophomore pacer was sent off as the odds-on favorite and driver Chris Page raced him with confidence. They hit the finish wire 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Crime Scene Cruzer and Romeo’s Touch. Brian Brown trains the pacer for owners Jame...
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Baileysirishdream scores in Vernon feature

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Baileysirishdream wore down the early leader in the third quarter before trotting on to a 1:57.3 victory in Thursday night’s fourth race at Vernon Downs. Jimmy Whittemore, the meet’s second-leading dash-winner, did the teaming for trainer Ray Van Dreason as Baileysirishdream advanced from sixth at the quarter to fourth at the half, timed in :58 over a “sloppy” track. The brown daugh...
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Coppola, Hennessey score Saratoga hat tricks

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Frank Coppola Jr. and Wally Hennessey each tallied hat tricks on the Thursday night card as two of Saratoga\'s best reinsmen enjoyed a big night. Coppola, the meet\'s leading driver, started out the evening with a win in the opener while piloting invader Fast Vacation to the trotting win. Coppola later guided Cataroesa and Jackpot Riz to victories with Jackpot Riz\'s win coming in lifetime ...
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14 baby races on tap at Mohawk Saturday

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack will play host to its first set of 2-year-old qualifying races this Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m., with a whopping total of 14 races scheduled. Familiar faces like Carl Jamieson, John Kopas and Bob McIntosh will be represented as they send out 34 rookies between them. Jamieson will send out a brigade of 15, while Kopas sends out 10 and McIntosh ships in with nine st...
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A Sintillating win at Cal Expo

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
A class drop from the Filly & Mare Open, combined with a perfect trip, was too much for the competition of Sintillating.   A field of mostly conditioned ladies, and one in for a tag, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night for a purse of $5,300, on which Sintillating took full advantage of her trip.   Leaving three wide from post-position four in the field o...
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Lorentzon dreaming of making Hambletonian history

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Anette Lorentzon’s bid to become the first female trainer to harness a Hambletonian winner begins Saturday night as she sends out her top contenders in the $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for 3-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands.   Lorentzon’s entry of Vesuvio AS and Howthehaloareyou is rated at 7-2 in the third race, one of four stakes worth a combined $1.1 million for J...
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29 Jugbarn.com eligibles racing in Burlington, Rooney

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
You’ve still got time to play in the 2009 Jug Fantasy Stable contest. Round one is complete with Mr. Wiggles’ victory in the $500,000 Hoosier Cup. Next up are four $100,000 divisions of the Burlington at Mohawk and the $421,950 Art Rooney Final at Yonkers Raceway. Both will be raced Saturday, June 13.Even if you missed the opening round, you can still sign up at  www.jugbar...
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My Heart Was True remains unbeaten in Filly Maywood Pace elim

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
With six starting spots for next week’s $100,000 Filly Maywood Pace up for grabs a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled 3 year olds went postward in a $10,000 elimination battle on Thursday night. The top six finishers will be joined by Native Hotspur and Honey B Skipalong, who received byes, in the final which will be held on Friday, June 19. Coming into this battle sporting a pe...
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My my, Mylyn Myers wins debut at The Meadows

on 06/12/2009 2:00 AM
Mylyn Myers, a 2-year-old daughter of Revenue named for harnessracing.com/The Horseman And Fair World’s advertising manager Lynne Myers, won her first career start in a baby race Thursday morning at The Meadows, trotting the mile in 2:05. Driven by Wilbur Yoder for trainer Greg Wright, Mylyn Myers moved from fourth at the half and took the lead at the stretch call before going on to win by 1 ½ ...
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Tidewaterdragonfly now a millionaire

on 06/11/2009 2:00 AM
A change of tactics proved most beneficial for Tidewaterdragonfly ($9.20), who held off all comers in near pillar-to-post fashion, recording a 1:50.3 victory in Wednesday evening\'s $35,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack. The $17,500 winner\'s share pushed Tidewaterdragonfly just over the $1-million mark in career earnings. Off the board in her fi...
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Wind Surfer breezes to Preferred win at Meadows

on 06/11/2009 2:00 AM
Wind Surfer used a mid-race breather to fashion a handy victory in the $27,500 Preferred Trot Wednesday at The Meadows. Although Wind Surfer endured a demanding first quarter over the sloppy track to secure the lead, driver Eric Ledford was able to back down the second panel to :30.2. With that, Wind Surfer easily repelled the uncovered bid of Near The Limit and the late thrust of Tom’...
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Three straight for Ball Gown A

on 06/11/2009 2:00 AM
Peter Tritton\'s Ball Gown A ($4, Ross Wolfenden) won her third straight race Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in the $17,500 featured event for mare pacers. The 8-year-old Presidential Ball mare was sent immediately to the lead and led wire to wire for a 1:55.1 triumph over Sixteen Candles and Boots Place. Tritton also trains Ball Gown A, who is approaching $450,000 in career earnings. Driv...
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Freshmen set marks at Scioto Downs

on 06/11/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Jim Dailey took the wraps off a pair of fast freshman pacers and trotters on Wednesday  at Scioto Downs. The winners in the non-wagering events scored the fastest miles by freshmen of both gaits on a five-eighths-mile track this season. Dailey scored an impressive 1:56.2 win with McMantle, a gelded son of McArdle from the Dragon’s Lair broodmare Fortheloveofthegame. Dailey ...
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