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Warrawee Koine in mild upset in Ontario-sired final

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
Warrawee Koine converted off a perfect pocket trip to score a mild upset in Monday’s $54,400(C) Ontario-Sired Spring Series final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Racetrack. With Mike Saftic at the controls, the daughter of Astreos-My Gal Hall left sharply to grab the early lead and took the field through a first panel of :28 before yielding in the second quarter to the heavily fa...
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Zeke Parker packs six-pack at Monticello

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
Zeke is up to his old tricks…tricks that earned him 13 driving titles here at Monticello Raceway. Two weeks ago Billy Parker, Jr. won five races on the Monday card and on Monday again he not only showed shades of his old self but proved that age is no deterrent after he drove six winners on the 13-race card. Skunked in the first few races, Parker began his assault in the  third when...
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Incredible Art scores eighth of year in Harrington feature

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
Niel Gargiulo\'s Incredible Art ($3.40, Brandon Givens) was a decisive winner Monday in the featured $18,700 Junior Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1. Driven by Givens for trainer Wayne Givens, the 7-year-old Incredible Finale mare was a two-length winner over Art Director and Fields of Honour A. \"Art\" won his eighth race of the year and second straight as his seasonal earning...
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Fourth time still a charm at The Meadows

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
Martys Charm reluctantly yielded to the pocket early, a move that proved wise late as he roared through the stretch to capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap on Monday at The Meadows, his fourth consecutive victory in the track’s top pace. When Aaron Merriman sent Biletnikoff to the front, Martys Charm was keen to wrest that early lead from him. But the determined Biletnikoff blazed the first ...
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\'Crazy Good\' to be released in paperback

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
Simon and Schuster book publishers will release a paperback edition of Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America, by Charles Leerhsen, on June 2. The book, released in 2008 in hardback, was a strong seller, prompting the decision to release a paperback edition, to sell for $16. “Crazy Good” was positively reviewed in USA Today, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly,...
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Michigan Standardbred Horse Sale cancels yearling and mixed sale

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
The Michigan Standardbred Horse Sale Co. regrets to announce that it is cancelling the Classic Yearling and Fall Mixed Sales for this year.  The economic climate in Michigan will no longer support these events. We feel that it is in the best interest of our industry for both the seller and buyer that all Michigan yearlings be sold in one event. We thank our clients for their loyalty and suppo...
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Santeramo returns home to New York

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
New York native Andy Santeramo has found himself back in the state he was born in after 10 years of racing at Pompano Park in Florida. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Santeramo began his driving career at Roosevelt and Yonkers back in the mid \'70s and has been driving horses ever since. Santeramo classifies himself as an aggressive driver, and that seems to have worked well for the winner of more than 1,...
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Strangles confirmed at Saratoga

on 05/12/2009 2:00 AM
A case of strangles was confirmed in Drew Bromac N, a horse stabled at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, on Saturday (May 9). According to a report provided by Saratoga director of racing operations John Matarazzo, Drew Bromac N was being treated for an unrelated condition by Dr. Kurt Lutchens when he noticed that the horse had a swollen lymph node. A sample of fluid taken from the node tested positi...
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Hall of Famer reaches milestone at Harrah\'s Chester

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Mike Lachance became the eighth driver in North America to reach the 10,000 win plateau on Sunday afternoon, guiding Cool Clyde to a 1:55 victory in the second race at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack. The Hall of Famer angled Cool Clyde first-over up the backstretch, steadily gaining upon and then wearing down Overwhelming Share (Yannick Gingras) for one-half length victory. Rich Ringle...
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Shadow Play shines in 2009 debut

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
The superstar pacer Shadow Play made his highly anticipated return to racing on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack, and successfully scored in a 4-year-old Open Pace for driver Paul MacDonell in 1:51.1. Developed in Prince Edward Island by his co-owner Dr. Ian Moore, Shadow Play is coming off an incredible 3-year-old season in which he won 14 of 25 races and $1,173,446. It was a campaign made mo...
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Buck I St. Pat breezes in Miss Versatility opener

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Buck I St. Pat made it three in a row as she breezed to a 1:52.4 victory in the $25,000 first leg of the Miss Versatility Trotting Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The 2008 Older Trotting Mare of the Year brushed to the lead at the half and responded when asked by driver Tim Tetrick in the stretch to hold off Falls For You by 2 1/4 lengths. Stage Show held third. Sent off as the 3-...
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McCarthy brings out his magnum at Tioga

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
In the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace Sunday at Tioga Downs, Andrew McCarthy and Magnum benefited from a two-hole trip through a blistering opening half to score a victory in 1:53.2. It was the initial win of the season at Tioga Downs for McCarthy, who has confirmed he will be a regular pilot here on Saturdays and Sundays. Whatanartist and Jordan Stratton cut torrid fractions of :27, :...
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OSS 3FT Gold elims contested at Mohawk

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Cumin First, Mets Inn, and Butana were all victorious in their respective $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack. It was the first OSS event of the season in this division. In the opening split, Cumin First got away second early, made a quarter-pole move to the front and then cruised to a decisive 1:56.3 victory for driv...
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Ohio horse industry planning Statehouse rally

on 05/11/2009 2:00 AM
Ohio\'s legislature will be voting on a budget next month--a budget which could include a provision allowing expanded gaming at the state\'s horse racing tracks--and horse industry groups, including those involved with harness racing, are encouraging people to attend a rally on the South Plaza of the Statehouse lawn in Columbus on Tuesday, May 19.   The rally i...
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Lucky Jim wins ninth straight in Cutler elimination

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim showed his success was more than just a fluke as he toppled the titans of trotting in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial elimination Friday night at the Meadowlands.
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Gabbys Dream fastest in trio of Suffolk 3FT splits

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
A pair of New Jersey-sired fillies, Gabbys Dream and Rapsong, along with Regina Hall, turned in winning efforts in the split divisions of the Lady Suffolk for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Gabbys Dream, a daughter of Dream Vacation, evaded a three-horse spill in the stretch to capture her $34,975 division, carded as the sixth race, in the fastest of the t...
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Power Off has the power in Mohawk series final

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
It certainly came as no surprise that conditioner trainer Tracy Brainard captured Friday’s $54,700(C) Ontario-Sired Spring Series final at Mohawk, however it was surprising that it was Power Off who garnered the win for her stable and driver Rick Zeron.   Brainard sent out three horses in the final as part of a larger four-horse entry in the field of six. It was the undefeated Oscar Oscar...
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A sweet win in Thompson Series final at Hoosier

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Sweetsgetintheway and driver Peter Wrenn lived up to their favorite status to win the $20,000 Bill Thompson final at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Friday. The duo held off attacks from both sides in the stretch to take home the win and a new lifetime mark of 1:54.3. Starting from the second tier post 10, Sweetsgetintheway had to wait for her opponents to get settled before taking control of th...
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Galleon\'s Assassin strikes at Yonkers

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Galleon\' s Assassin (Jeff Gregory) went up and over Stunt Man Hall (Pat Lachance) down the backside Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s featured $40,000 Open Handicap Trot. Leaving from post position five, \"Galleon\"--as the 9-5 favorite--watched early while Stunt Man Hall left around pole-sitter Spur-Ann-E (Billy Dobson) before a :28.2 opening quarter-mile. After a 58-second intermi...
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Bankers Dream, Bologna score in Nevele Pride splits at Buffalo

on 05/09/2009 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the Nevele Pride were contested at Buffalo Raceway Friday night, for trotting horses that are non-winners of six races (mares eight) with a purse of $8,000.   In the first division, Bankers Dream ($4.30) with reinsman Kevin Cummings in the sulky, made it five wins in a row for owner Melinda Kash. The 5-year-old Dream Vacation gelding covered the mile in 2:01.4, a...
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