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Raising Rachel, Windsong Soprano, Yursa Hanover win

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
All three favorites emerged victorious in a trio of $75,000 divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, with Raising Rachel\'s 1:55 score the fastest. Raising Rachel got some help in winning the first division for driver Jack Moiseyev in 1:55. The daughter of Yankee Glide - Raise The Bar sat fifth for much of the mile before makin...
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Teague sends out 5 baby race winners at Big M

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Two year olds were in action in baby races at the Meadowlands Saturday morning and trainer George Teague dominated the pacing action, sending out seven starters in the 11 baby races for pacers and seeing five of them post wins.   Teague\'s winners were two daughters of Western Hanover, Fancy Filly (1:58) and Tee Time (1;59); Wide Screen and Pandapocket, both sons of The Panderosa, in 1...
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Speed N The Tunnel equals Hoosier track record

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Speed N The Tunnel and driver Sam Widger didn’t take any chances on Saturday in the $24,000 Invitational Trot at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The duo breezed out of the gate for the early lead and never relinquished control, winning in a quick 1:54.1 to equal the track record for older trotting mares. Starting from post four in the eight-horse field, Speed N The Tunnel was able to defe...
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Handsome Prince scores in Scioto feature

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Handsome Prince took the featured Open II Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night with a 1:54.4 victory for trainer-driver Kenny Kidd and owner Buckeye Racing LLC of Newark, Ohio. The 4-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear rallied in the stretch to draw clear of Caramel Dumpling, who finished second, and Attack On Magic, who got the show dough. Kidd kept his pacer well off the fast early f...
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My True Delight equals Tioga mark for older pacing mares

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
My True Delight and Phil Fluet equaled the track mark of 1:52.1 for older pacing mares on Saturday night at Tioga Downs in the $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace. The duo found a spot in the middle of the pack as Nip N Attack and Howard Parker cut through fractions of :27.3, :55.1, and 1:23. Corey Braden edged out of the pocket with Golden Falcon N to challenge around the last turn, bu...
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Passmaster Hanover wins Abbatiello New Jersey Classic

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Passmaster Hanover ($6.00) shook loose late to win the $500,000 SBOA/Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic for 3-year-old colt pacers, the headliner on a million-dollar night for state-bred horses, Saturday at the Meadowlands.
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Muscle Hill wins 10th straight in NJSS final

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Despite missing the biggest check of the night with Dial Or Nodial in the New Jersey Classic, driver Brian Sears reined in a pair of stakes winners for a total of six on the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands.   Sears rallied Showherthemoney ($6.40) off a second-tier trip to take the $175,000 SBOA/Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey for fillies in 1:50.4. McGibson benefited...
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Corleone Kosmos strong in Trotting Classic win

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Corleone Kosmos made short work of a quality field of mature trotters Saturday night at Mohawk to capture the $353,710(C) Trotting Classic in 1:53.1.   Misterizi and Rick Zeron made the early lead in this, the first of four Classic finals, with Dave Miller and Arch Madness following. But Miller had trouble holding an aggressive Arch Madness and soon elected to clear, in a f...
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Classic Lane wins Classic Oaks in tight finish

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Much the way Mine That Bird scooted up the rail to capture the Kentucky Derby this May, 4-year-old Classic Lane hugged the pylons Saturday night at Mohawk for driver Steve Condren, to overtake Falls For You and triumph in the $353,710(C) Classic Oaks final by a whisker. Paul MacDonell sent Spice Queen, who was second in last week’s divisional edition of this series, to the front off...
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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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