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Ater, Page win four apiece at Scioto Downs

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Kyle Ater and Chris Page showed why they\'re the leading drivers at Scioto Downs on Friday night as they posed for a total of eight winner\'s circle photos on the 10-race program. Ater started the evening with a second-place finish, then won the third, fourth, and fifth races. He then was shut out while Page went on a winning streak, but came back to win his fourth race in the final event of the...
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Happy Dreamer equals world record in Tarport Hap victory

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Happy Dreamer tied the world record for 3-year-old pacing fillies in the first of three Tarport Hap divisions Friday at the Meadowlands. Andy Miller guided the daughter of Mcardle-I\'m Not Dreamin to a 1:49.2 clocking, putting her in the speedy company of Incredible Tilly (2000, Springfield), Rainbow Blue (2004, Woodbine) and Hana Hanover (2007, The Red Mile).  She surpassed Armbro Romance\'s...
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Alice Springs takes new mark in sophomore debut

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated Alice Springs won her 2008 debut Friday at Pompano Park Harness Track, winning an opening round division of the Florida Sunshine State Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies in a lifetime best record of 1:55.1 for a purse of $7,520. Alice Springs settled in fourth after the start as Allee T (Bruce Ranger) went to the early lead.  Hennessey then quarter moved in .29.2 and took th...
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Saratoga hosts six divisions of NYSS action

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Juvenile colt and gelding pacers embarked on their New York Sire Stakes journey Friday as six divisions of the opening leg were contested at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, with Hay Goodlooking putting forth the top performance of the night, winning his $36,367 division in 1:56.2.  Starting from post six with conditioner Gates Brunet at the lines, Hay Goodlooking ($3.20) showed little interest d...
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It was a girl\'s nite out at Chester

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
World champion McArdle once held a record for pacing a last quarter of :25.4 and the 2-year-old filly Girls Nite Out performed the same astonishing feat in a June 11 qualifier at the Meadowlands--surprisingly, her first ever charted line. In Wednedsay afternoon\'s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, Girls Nite Out ($3) was much the best, r...
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Pompano dead-heat finish sets record

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
Not even the photo finish camera could separate You’re Next ($6.60) and Gale Warning ($2.40) as the two horses finished in a track record fastest dead-heat win finish Wednesday at the isle pompano park.   After a dramatic stretch duel, You’re Next and Gale Warning crossed the finish wire together in 1:55.1, surpassing the prior dead heat win record for trotters of 1:57.1 set on April 1...
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The heat is on at Saratoga

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
After visiting the winner’s circle just three times in the first 65 starts of his career, the 5-year-old pacer Mesquite Heat has now strung together consecutive victories after taking the featured $5,500 non-winners pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday in 1:56.4. Starting from post five with Dan Cappello Jr. at the lines, Mesquite Heat made his intentions clear the moment the gate...
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Pedigree Snob sets Countess Adios record

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
Pedigree Snob made a late swoop down the stretch to capture the $114,000 Countess Adios Pace for 2-year-old fillies Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.Tim Tetrick drove Pedigree Snob in a stakes record performance of 1:52.2. The previous stakes record was 1:52.4, set by Ladys Special Girl in 2002. Racing Star finished second, 1 1/2-lengths behind the winner with Right Right another quarter length ...
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Spots still open for Hambletonian charity Golf tournament

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
The 16th Annual Hambletonian Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Monday, July 28, will return to Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J. It’s a rare opportunity to play one of the most elite private clubs in New Jersey as well as mingle with Hambletonian trainers, drivers, owners and breeders.   Montclair, founded in 1892, is rated one of the top 20 private courses in the s...
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Meadowlands/Hambletonian Society team up for food drive

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society have once again joined with Kings Super Markets to collect food items for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. The promotion will run during the Hambletonian Festival, from Saturday, July 26 through Hambletonian day, Saturday, Aug. 2.   Any guest bringing a non-perishable food item for live or simulcast racing during festival week will receive f...
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World champion Giant Diablo is retired

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
World champion trotting mare Giant Diablo was retired Friday, three days after a sub-par training mile at a New Jersey farm for trainer Roger Walmann. The 8-year-old mare, who set a world record last fall at The Red Mile with a 1:50.1 victory, last raced in the Elitlopp in late May in Sweden and was in the U.S. preparing to return to compete in stakes races on this continent. The Swedis...
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Stars are out for third leg of Classic Series

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
The third preliminary leg of The Classic Series (TCS) will go post ward on Saturday as a part of the Meadowlands Pace card. The stars are surely out in force for the last leg as the 39 horses entered in Classic events have compiled nearly $30 million in career earnings, including 11 with over a million dollars on their individual card. The Classic Distaff (race two) pits familiar rivals Southwind...
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Vivid Photo to qualify Friday at Tioga

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
One of harness racing\'s favorite free-for-all trotters, the 2007 Older Trotter of the Year Vivid Photo, has been entered to qualify at Tioga Downs on Friday morning. Co-owner, trainer, and driver Roger Hammer will be making the ship up from Pennsylvania to compete in the Tompkins-Geers stake races on Friday night. Vivid Photo has been off for nearly three months after cracking a coffin bon...
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Five divisions for Empire State\'s best 3-year-old fillies

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive evening, Yonkers Raceway hosted the Empire\'s leading 3-year-old fillies, and on this night it was the pacers in the $244,035 Art Watson divided into $48,807 quintuplets. Diva Delight (Keith Kash Jr.) stung, then stalked, odds-on choice Hannah Isabel (Yannick Gingras) in the first division before going by the favorite midstretch. She won by a half-length in 1...
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Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Thompson is Hambo ambassador

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Jenny Thompson, an American sports hero and one of the most decorated Olympians in history, will serve as the honorary ambassador for one of the greatest sports traditions in the United States and the world, the $1.5 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Aug. 2. The most prestigious trotting race in the world, the Hambletonian has been hosted by the Meadowlands since 1981. The race ...
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Flamboro \'no contest\' overturned

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Standardbred Licensees John Kopas, Dave Poley, John Pentland, Jim Wellwood, Jamie Bardoel and Scott McNiven appealed Ruling SB 37355 wherein the Judges ruled that the 4th race on July 11, 2008, at Flamboro Downs was a \"No Contest\" in accordance with Rule 22.33 of the Rules of Standardbred Racing. On July 15, 2008, a Panel of the Commission consisting of Chair Rod Seiling convened to hear the A...
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Favorites score in Vernon NYSS divisions

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Crowd wagering favorites Napoleon, Big Apple Deli, Make It Happen, General Royal and Hall of Fame driver John Campbell didn’t disappoint in Tuesday night’s $233,930 New York Sires Stakes feature for male 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   Napoleon nailed down his flight with a bold-going 1:55 performance for driver Stephane Bouchard; Big Apple Deli delivered a gate-to-wire&...
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Swoosh Hanover equals Pocono mark

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Swoosh Hanover romped to a condition trotting win and matched a track record in the process on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Trained by Richard Johnson and driven by Tim Tetrick, Swoosh Hanover, a 3-year-old filly sired by Lindy Lane out of Swift Kathy, rolled to a win in a $7,500 non-winners of two trot in 1:54:4. The time matched the track record for 3-year-...
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MacGrath talks some SBSW as colt aims for 11th straight

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere will bid for his 11th straight win as the overwhelming 2-5 morning line favorite in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Meadowlands Pace night, with a T-shirt giveaway to paid admissions while supply lasts.  First race post time is 7:30 p.m. (30 minutes later due to the Red Bulls vs. L.A. Galaxy game ...
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Leader Of The Bax leads way to Meadows\' winner\'s circle

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Leader Of The Bax converted a perfect pocket trip to victory on Tuesday at The Meadows, taking a division of the Mary Wohlmuth Trot for freshman fillies. Doug Snyder guided the daughter of Broadway Hall-Bax Machine to the pocket behind leader Allamerican Phoebe. Leader Of The Bax made her winning move around the far turn, drawing off to triumph by three lengths in 2:01.4 over Nordic Nymph. ...
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