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Silver Reign Series for 3YOs underway

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Warrawee Koine survived a close finish to prevail as the favorite in Monday night’s single division in the opening leg of the Silver Reign Pacing Series for 3-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack. Mike Saftic guided the daughter of Astreos - My Gal Hunter, who was making her second career start, from post two in the bulky 12-horse field. She was able to leave effectively and grab early control of ...
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Blessed Victory wins at Pompano

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
It was a “blessed victory” to those patrons who played him at the windows as Blessed Victory, a 23-1 long shot, upset the field in winning the $16,000 Open Trot Monday at the Isle Pompano Park. He paid $48.80 to win.   It was the 3/5 favorite, No Pain No Gain, the lone mare in the field against seven male rivals, who shot right to the early lead for trainer/driver Joe Pavia Jr. in the ...
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Monticello cancels Tuesday card

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has canceled its Tuesday racing program due to thawing conditions which have made the racing surface unsafe for racing. The track is scheduled to race a live program at Wednesday afternoon.
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Jordan\'s Jewell draws post 3 for Hopeful filly final

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Jordan\'s Jewell, 9-for-9 in her young career, is the 9-5 early choice for Yonkers Raceway $47,700 final of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies, set for Friday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Jordan\'s Jewell, a daughter of Mantese, won both of her Hopeful legs right after a six-month hiatus. She drew post position three for the final and retains the services of driv...
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Four Starz Speed 1:54.4 winner at The Meadows

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Four Starz Speed reeled off a back half in :56.4 but still had to fend off two late challengers to capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot with a 1:54.4 performance Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows. The clocking was the fastest this year by a 4-year-old gelding on a five-eighths mile track.   Dave Palone sent the 4-year-old son of Conway Hall-Lotstoliveupto to the front with a quar...
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Racsan John wins Dover feature in 1:53.3

on 03/09/2009 2:00 AM
While NASCAR was stopped in Atlanta for another big race, Racsan John won the $14,000 feature at Dover Downs Sunday. Don Hawk and trainer Dan Warrington bred and own the veteran gelding and gave him the first name of Racsan, NASCAR spelled backwards. Hawk worked for legendary driver Dale Earnhardt for many years.   Vic Kirby made good use of starting from post one with Racsan John...
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Monticello cancels Monday card

on 03/09/2009 2:00 AM
Due to thawing track conditions, Monticello Raceway has canceled its Monday, March 9, racing program. Weather and track conditions permitting, the track will race on Tuesday, March 10, with post time at 1:10 pm.
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Four Leaf Clover series underway at Big M

on 03/08/2009 1:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Rocknroll Band regained his winning ways by capturing the first division of the first leg of the $25,000 Four Leaf Clover Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and Southwestern Dream followedu p his score in the Aquarius with a win in the second division. Despite just a scratched-reduced field of five due to scratches, Rocknroll Band and driver Dave Miller found themselves in a speed...
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Lucky Jim trots 1:51.3 in Horse & Groom Series

on 03/08/2009 1:00 AM
Lucky Jim equaled the world record for a 4-year-old trotting gelding on a mile track with a dazzling 1:51.3 mile in the $20,000 second leg of the Horse & Groom Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.
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Chasin Racin, Hypnotic Bue Chip win in Matt\'s Scooter action

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
After taking the first leg of the Overbid with Sportsfancy on Friday night, driver Brian Sears also steered Chasin Racin to a 1:52.1 victory in the first of two $16,000 Matt’s Scooter Series divisions for 3-year-old pacers on the card, with the other split going to Hypnotic Blue Chip in 1:51.3.   Chasin Racin brushed to the lead on the backstretch and drew off to a four-length margin over...
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Friday recap from Yonkers includes Hopefuls

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Pancleefandarpels and Beach Nut Brand took the plaudits Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, winning a pair of $31,000 Open Handicaps.   Pancleefandarpels (Jordan Stratton), last week\'s champ and this week\'s eight-hole assignee, was prudently patient early. Nip N Attack (Cat Manzi)--the  2-1 choice--and Leanback Coco (Jim Pantaleano) mixed it up through early interva...
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The Three Of U takes lifetime mark with Woodbine series win

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
The Three Of Us, a daughter of Mach Three, rebounded from defeat last week in the second leg of the Ontario Girls Pacing series to take the $54,500 final Friday night at Woodbine with a 1:51.4 effort.   Sent off as the betting third choice, The Three Of Us, with Mike Saftic in the bike, tucked into the pocket spot behind a rocketing April Three (Luc Ouellette) as the field got underway...
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Cole Muffler battling lameness, can\'t service mares

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Cottonwood Farm owner Terry Hunt has announced that his prolific stallion Cole Muffler, who has sired such top performers as Loyal Opposition and Big Tom while standing at stud at the Illinois farm, will not be able to service mares for at least the next 30 day period because of lameness issues.   \"As our friends and customers already know, Cole Muffler has been bravely batt...
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Camluck son Card Dealer takes Cam Fella split

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Card Dealer dealt a winning hand Saturdany night at Woodbine, going wire-to-wire in the rain to capture the first of two $35,000 splits of the Cam Fella Pacing Series opening leg, for 3- and 4-year-olds. The winning time was 1:53.1.   Jody Jamieson sent Card Dealer out to take command off the gate, with favorite My Masterpiece and Mike Saftic tucking into the pocket spot. Through fract...
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Vapor In The Wind wins eighth race in last nine starts

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Vapor In The Wind is the fastest horse this season at the Isle Pompano Park, he is also the fastest horse on a five-eighths mile track in North America this year, and he has now won eight of his last nine starts, with the latest coming Saturday night at Pompano when he scored in 1:51.3.   Vapor In The Wind ($3.00) made it four out of five in 2009 with a victory in the $16,00...
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Perfect Sport, Teenage Paige capture divisions at Big M

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Perfect Sport set soft fractions and coasted wire to wire to take the first division of the $16,000 Night Styles Pace at the Meadowlands Thursday night, with Teenage Paige capturing the second split. With driver Brian Sears in tow, Perfect Sport ($7.80) dug in gamely down the stretch, keeping the lead from the late rallies of Get That Cheese and Mystra in 1:53.4. Get That Cheese finished 1 1/4 len...
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A squeaky win by Minor Supernover in General Brock

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Minor Supernover, one of a three-horse entry from trainer Ira Fisher, captured the $56,000(C) final of the General Brock Trotting Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Thursday night by the squeakiest of margins. The lone mare in the field, Frenchfrysnvinegar, took command of the field early under the urging of Luc Ouellette, and led the boys through fractions of :27 and :57.2 with Mr Go...
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Castin springs another surprise in Ideal Society final

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Despite pulling off an impressive 18-1 shocker in round two of the Ideal Society Series last week at Balmoral Park, Castin was once again overlooked in the wagering in Thursday’s $9,000 finale of this non-winners of four series at Maywood Park. Once again the altered 4 year old made his doubters pay as he rallied in the final strides to post a neck decision in 1:56.4. Leaving from post positio...
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Whythehellnot N wins at Dover

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Whythehellnot N and driver Tim Curtin won the stretch battle in one of two features at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 5. Longshot Halima took the other and Tony Morgan had a driving triple.   Tim Curtin drove Whythehellnot N to a second straight victory in the $14,500 Open Pace for Neil Chesen, Wayne Hurtubise and Wahoo Stables. Wynnfield Scamp (Corey Callahan) was right at his shoulder du...
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Auckland Reactor wins Auckland Cup in New Zealand

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Auckland Reactor, purchased last year by a North American-based partnership for $3.5 million, won the $385,000 Auckland Cup at Alexandra Park in New Zealand Friday, overcoming an early 15-length deficit to win the 2,700-meter (approximately 1 2/3 miles) race in a mile rate of 1:58.4.   Traveling to New Zealand to watch the race was co-owner Jerry Silva, along with his girlfriend, Theresa G...
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