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Hypnotic Blue Chip, Indulge Me win Empire Breeder\'s Classics

on 05/24/2009 2:00 AM
Hypnotic Blue Chip and driver Tim Tetrick posted a stakes and track record of 1:50.3 in the final of the Empire Breeder’s Classic on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Hypnotic Blue Chip settled in fourth going to the quarter as Hay Goodlooking and Stephane Bouchard led the field to the quarter in :27.1. Even before reaching the quarter pole Tetrick and Hypnotic Blue Chip were out looking...
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Scarlet Mczara, Special Sweetheart score in Big M divisions

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
In an impressive upset, 68-1 shot Scarlet Mczara angled between horses to take the first of two $61,400 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands. With driver Andy Miller in tow, Scarlet Mczara ($139) split dueling leaders Jkmusicofthenight and Amora Hanover to win the night’s fifth race in a lifetime best of 1:51.4. The daughter of We...
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Maltese Artist injured in Molson Pace elims

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
Lucky Man and Foiled Again took their respective $25,000(C) Molson Pace eliminations, which were marred with an injury sustained by Maltese Artist on Friday at Western Fair Raceway. Driver Brad Forward, who returned home from the World Driving Championship in Norway, and Lucky Man, the 7-1 third choice, prevailed in the first elimination after the heavy favorite and pacesetter Maltese A...
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Mark O\'Mara wins 2,00th race at Hoosier Park

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Mark O’Mara hit another impressive milestone in his career on Friday, guiding Midnightsuperstar to victory in the fifth race of the evening at Hoosier Park to earn career win number 2,000. Gregg Keidel, Hoosier Park’s Standardbred racing secretary, was present in the winner’s circle to help congratulate O’Mara on his accomplishment. O’Mara rallied in gate-to-wire fashion wi...
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Chick N Tell, Happy Dreamer win Yonkers features

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
Chick N Tell (Stephane Bouchard) turned in the fastest local trotting mile of the season Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap in a zippy 1:55.3. Armbro Barrister (Ray Schnittker), bumping back up to the big boys in search of a third consecutive win, rolled though fractions of :28, :57.3 and 1:26.1. Rushmore Hanover (Brent Holland) tired in the pocket, w...
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Baseball Express homers at Tioga

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
Corey Braden and Baseball Express scored a front-end victory in the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs. The duo left from post position eight and were persistent in gaining the lead. Baseball Express and Braden cut fractions of :28, :56.4 and 1:25.4 before trotting home and equaling his lifetime mark of 1:55.3. Diva Diva and Andy Santeramo used a two-hole tri...
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Morgan, Page double up at Scioto

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and driver Chris Page teamed to sweep both the trotting and pacing features on Friday night at Scioto Downs. The trot went to Sunland Dakota N, a 4-year-old gelding by Corleone who won his third start in seven tries this year with a 1:56 victory over Foggy Lane K and Hello Carlo. To win he had to overcome a break at the start and come from seventh to first in the final ...
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Garland on the road to recovery

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Karen Garland, who suffered multiple broken bones in a two-vehicle crash on April 3 in Freehold Township, N.J., reports that her post-accident rehabilitation is going smoothly.  Garland, who races horses with her partner Steve Smith, is undergoing treatment at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Tinton Falls, N.J.  \"I\'m getting there,” Garland said, “but I\'ve been in he...
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Maltese Artist euthanized

on 05/23/2009 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old pacer Maltese Artist suffered a catastrophic leg injury and was euthanized Friday night at Western Fair Raceway. The son of Artiscape broke a pastern and ankle, and the attending veterinarian determined that he needed to be euthanized. He was owned by the Burke Stable LLC and James Koran.   Trained by the Burke Stable, Maltese Artist stumbled at the three-quarter ...
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Trotter overcomes 10 hole to win Hiram Woodruff final

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
Slave Dream got up in the final strides to take the $46,500 Hiram Woodruff final Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driver John Campbell and Slave Dream ($4.20) got away fourth out of the gate, followed John Paul’s Legacy up the backstretch and were parked without cover around the far turn. The two began dueling stride for stride down the stretch with Slave Dream prevailing just a nose ahea...
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Hoosier Cup field starting to take shape

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 Hoosier Cup is beginning to take shape for the 13th edition of the race set for Saturday, May 30, at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The stake race closed at the final nomination deadline in February with 86 three-year-old colts and geldings eligible for the $500,000 (est.) purse. Racing for the first time during the afternoon this season, the Hoosier Cup has added a few names to the pro...
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Four for Forte at Mighty M

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
Quietly, but consistently, Mike Forte continues to win races at Monticello Raceway as on Thursday he reined four winners on the 10-race card. Forte\'s first triumph came in race number two when he guided Barbara Merton’s trotter Mistress Oftheball to a 2:04.3 victory. Forte then won the fourth race trot with Lori Ann Ramsay’s good-looking 3-year-old daughter of Malabar Man Alli...
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Oatmeister rallies to capture Meadows feature

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
After falling 5 1/2 lengths behind, Oatmeister unleashed his patented late charge that carried him to a narrow victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot on Thursday at The Meadows. Prism K was strong on the lead but under constant pressure, giving Oatmeister the opening he needed. Trainer-driver Ed Hensley tipped him off the pylons at the half for a sustained bid that was just good enough. ...
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Special D steams to Steamin Demon victory

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
Special D finished like a whirlwind to take the fastest division of the Steamin Demon Series on Thursday night at Scioto Downs. He scored in 1:55 with a 4 3/4-length triumph for trainer Brian Brown and driver Chris Page. The other divisions of the second leg of the Steamin Demon series went to El Puncho and Great Scot. El Puncho took the lead before the half-mile marker and held on to win by a ...
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Beckwith wins 4,000th at Saratoga

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Mark Beckwith joined elite company on Thursday night as he recorded his 4,000th driving win on the evening program at Saratoga. Beckwith registered the win with claiming pacer Windy City Paige who sat the pocket before pouncing on the leader in the stretch. The 43-year-old Beckwith came to Saratoga full time in 2008 and is currently fifth in the driver standings this season. Beckwith...
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Entries close June 5 for Tattersalls July sale

on 05/22/2009 2:00 AM
Entries close on Friday, June 5, for the July 19 Tattersalls July Mixed Sale, to be held on Meadowlands Pace weekend at the Meadowlands.   With a $250,000 sale-topper, 17 horses selling for $100,000 and higher, and a rock-solid average of $24,539, the 2009 Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale was a huge success at the “World’s Greatest Marketplace.”    To consign a horse...
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Hawaiianphotograph decisive at The Meadows

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Hawaiianphotograph shrugged off a demanding first quarter and scored a decisive victory in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot on Wednesday at The Meadows. Saddled with post position eight, Hawaiianphotograph found herself battling for the early lead with I\'m Justa Lady. While the first panel in :27.3 left I\'m Justa Lady without late trot, Hawaiianphotograph grew stronger on the lead, ...
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Any Place\'s Dream wins Floating Dream division

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Any Place’s Dream scored an impressive 1:54.2 victory in the second division of the Floating Dream Series at Scioto Downs on Wednesday evening. The 2-5 favorite scooted to a two-length victory for driver Trent Tharps. The other division of the Floating Dream second leg went to Shes A Yankee Baby and driver Chris Page in 1:57. The daughter of Yankee Cruiser cruised to a 3 3/4-length w...
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Denmark\'s Jorgensen wins WDC; USA\'s Bartlett finishes 6th

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Denmark’s Birger Jørgensen had won 21 driving titles in his native country, but not until Wednesday night had he won a World Driving Championship. Two victories--in the first two races on the final night’s card at Oslo’s Bjerke Travbane--put Jørgensen into the lead ahead of New Zealand’s Peter Ferguson, a lead the Dane would not relinquish. “I would rank this as one of the ...
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Go Nano Go goes to the Harrington winner\'s circle

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
J & E Stable Inc.\'s Go Nano Go (Eddie Davis Jr.) ended his string of second-place finishes with a 1:56.3 triumph Wednesday in the $18,700 Junior Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Janet Davis trainee was sent for the lead early from post three where he would set all the fractions, holding off a charge from favorite Fivedollarsforsox, to prevail by two lengths. The 8-year-old Balanced Imag...
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