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Mister Big, Mr. Feelgood take Haughton elims

on 07/05/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big and Mr. Feelgood each coasted to victory in their respective $50,000 elimination of the William R. Haughton Memorial for free-for-all pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   In the first elimination, defending divisional champion Mister Big moved to the lead off the gate and rebuffed a first-over challenge from Artistic Fella to win by three-quarters of a length...
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A thief and a dragon win Summertime divisions

on 07/05/2008 2:00 AM
Little Thief and Sams Dragon both emerged victorious in Saturday\'s second leg of the Summertime Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. Little Thief, who was a runner-up in leg one of the series, was the faster of the two winners by virtue of his 1:51.2 clocking for driver Mark MacDonald in the opening $18,000(C) division. The son of McArdle-Arts Golden Lady sat in...
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O\'Mara drives a winning Cadillac to Hoosier victory

on 07/05/2008 2:00 AM
The duo of Hoosier Cadillac and Mark O’Mara pulled away from the competition down the stretch to win the $23,000 Invitational Trot Saturday at Hoosier Park. Hoosier Cadillac has earned three wins in six races this season. Hoosier Cadillac raced quickly out of the gate to take the lead over the field of seven. Heading toward the quarter-mile mark in :29, Hoosier Cadillac maintained the lead over...
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A dynamic win at Pompano before races canceled

on 07/05/2008 2:00 AM
Armbro Dynamic lived up to his name on Saturday at Pompano Park, with a dynamic performance in the Open Pace, leading from start to finish in a lifetime-best clocking of 1:51.4. The third-race feature saw Armbro Dynamic and driver Wally Hennessey move right to the lead from the rail and never look back. With race favorite Paper Luck (Bruce Ranger) sitting right on their ...
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Grand Circuit action in full swing at Pocono

on 07/05/2008 2:00 AM
Native Bride continued her winning ways with a victory in a W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes race on Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The Reynolds races are the featured part of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono, which runs through next Friday. Native Bride (Allamerican Native-Nova), trained and driven by Joe Pavia Jr., rolled to a win against other 3-year-old filly pacers in...
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Five-bagger for Parker at Tioga

on 07/05/2008 2:00 AM
Howard Parker put on a driving performance for the fans on Saturday night at Tioga Downs, making his way to the winner’s circle five times on the night’s 10-race card. The checks are all so important as the cutoff date for the leading money-winning driver at Tioga Downs for the second annual Drivers Championship is Sunday, July 13. Jim Morrill Jr. is currently in second, but w...
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Dial Or Nodial rallies in NJSS split

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Allamerican Improv was able to edge out the competition with a late rally in the stretch in the first division of the $30,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings Thursday night at the Meadowlands. With John Campbell in the bike, Allamerican Improv won the first race of the night in 1:51.1. Vintage Master was a neck behind in second. All American Improv paid $5.40. “We g...
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Bunkmeister sets PASS record

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
In a scintillating career debut, Bunkmeister paced to a stake record 1:52.3 in a division of the $256,685 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman colts and geldings on Thursday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Albatross, attracted 71 entrants over nine divisions, a record number of splits for the stake and evidence of the impact of slots revenue on the PASS program. The 2007 edition of...
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Ohio Sire Stakes action opens up for 2 year olds

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Northfield Park’s special Thursday live card featured seven $20,000 Ohio Sire Stake splits as 2-year-old colts and geldings contested their first legs. Three trotting splits saw sire Master Lavec defeat Chip Chip Hooray 2-1. The opener was taken by trainer-driver Jim Dailey and Deep Chip ($7.20), who moved three wide at the five-eighths pole to post a 2:03 win over a track listed \"fast\"...
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Viol Hornline wins Sweden\'s Sprinter Mastaren

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old mares met Friday night, one day after the Sprinter Mästaren at Halmstad, for the classic stake StoSprintern at the Halmstad-track and the mile challenge became an expected \"schoolbook\" race.  The favorite, Nursery Rhyme (Credit Winner) is the fastest and took command. High Hope Face (Pine Chip-Hannah Newmen) is the strongest and challenged on the outside of the leader....
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Credit Winner Trot Final to American Lane

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
American Lane turned an ideal journey into a 1:54 triumph in the $137,000 Credit Winner Trot final on a picture-perfect July 4th afternoon at Vernon Downs. With crowd wagering choice San Remo Kosmos cutting the mile in the featured eighth event, American Lane and driver Cat Manzi slipped into second and remained covered up through splits of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:26.1. The 6-year-old bay sat th...
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\'Dewey\' dominates Dancer elim, Celebrity Secret takes 2nd

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe has proved once again how well he handles The Meadowlands mile track when he won the first $35,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot Elimination Friday in 1:52.2.  Celebrity Secret and Tim Tetrick took the second elimination in 1:54.   Taking the lead before the quarter, Deweycheatumnhowe set soft fractions of :28, :56.1 and 1:25 before sprinting away down the stretch to r...
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Smoking Gun takes $100k race at Hazel

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Hazel Park hosted the $100,000 William C. Connors Memorial Trot Friday evening and in a very tight finish, Smoking Gun came on late to just nip Shaman Hall at the wire in 1:56.4.   Shaman Hall (Billy Dobson) made it to the front at the :28 quarter on the half-mile track.  Keykeeper (Mike Micallef) moved first from third to take the lead but Production (Peter Wrenn) came from fourth to ...
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Snow White & One Tough Lass in front in Miller elims

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Snow White proved she is back on her game with a dominating win in her $25,000 Delvin Miller Memorial Trot Elimination Friday at the Meadowlands in 1:54.   Parked around the first turn, Snow White set leisurely fractions of :28.4 and :57.1 before Saorse and Louis Baudron pulled from the pocket to challenge at the three-quarter pole.  While not making much headway in the challenge, Saor...
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Wine is just fine again at Pompano

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
For the second straight week, Table Wine ($12.80) was the right vintage for betting fans at the isle pompano park Wednesday as the 7-year-old gelding won the $12,000 Open Trot once again. Not only did Table Wine go off at the same odds he did last week at 5-1, he also covered the one-mile race in the identical time as last week, 1:56, for driver Dan Clements. The race started off with Gu...
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La Rock rolls again in Saratoga feature

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
After prevailing just twice in the first 54 starts of his career, the 5-year-old pacer La Rock has now visited the winner’s circle in each of his last two outings following a 1:57.2 victory in the featured $5,500 non-winners pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday. Driven from post three by Jim Devaux, La Rock was parked on the lead through an opening quarter mile in :28.2 but was co...
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Broke As Usual gets all the money at Harrington

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing\'s Broke As Usual A ($24.20, Ross Wolfenden) earned his first win of the year in upset fashion Wednesday in Harrington Raceway\'s featured $21,000 Junior Open Trot.   The 8-year-old Malhana Gindin gelding took advantage of an early speed duel between Vicki Gram and Jake\'s Nordic, who trotted to the half-mile in :56.3. Wolfenden and \"Broke\" circled ...
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Bartlett, Sumner take Yonkers spring titles

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of New Englanders took over New York this spring as Jason Bartlett and Robert Sumner were the leading driver and trainer, respectively, in the Yonkers Raceway meet which began April 1 and concluded this past Monday night. Bartlett, 27, won 114 races from 512 drives (22.2 percent), two dozen more victories than five-time defending local champ Stephane Bouchard. Jordan Stratton (7...
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Redzilla wins like Godzilla in Scioto shocker

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Redzilla was the longest shot on the board in Wednesday\'s seventh race at Scioto Downs, but someone apparently forgot to tell him. The 5-year-old gelding was parked the mile from post nine and still got up to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 2:01. He was sent off at odds of 41-1 while the runner-up, TK\'s Lizziebeth, went to post at 25-1 odds. Autumn\'s Punkin set all the pace and led into the fina...
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Twist N Clout fastest in first-year filly pacer splits

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Twist N Clout won her second straight race Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, capturing the fastest of two $46,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers with a 1:54 effort for driver John Campbell. Campbell moved Twist N Clout from third to first approaching the half and from there she was on cruise control as she defeated runner-up Fancy Pants Sandy and driver David Mille...
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