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Bartlett update: injured, but no broken bones

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Bartleet, who was injured in a second-race accident at Yonkers Raceway Friday night, was released (with crutches) from Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY, early Saturday morning, and was en route back home to Maine early Saturday afternoon. Bartlett, driving Hurricane Mike, was racing second just past the the quarter pole. He was unseated when the sulky broke--like someone pulled...
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Ideal Newton captures James Lynch Memorial in 1:50.3 at Pocono

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Ideal Newton, getting a perfect trip by Ron Pierce, never left the rail in winning the $250,792 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Getting away from the No. 2 post, Ideal Newton took the nine-horse field to the first split in :26.4 before giving way to favorite Native Bride (Joe Pavia Jr.) near the three-eighths pole. Native Bride then stayed on t...
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Coldheartedrevenge wins New Hampshire Sweepstakes in 1:50

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
While dismissed by the crowd at 15-1, Coldheartedrevenge exacted retribution in winning the $50,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes at Rockingham Park on Saturday while equaling the track and New England records for aged pacing geldings.   The seven-year-old son of Art\'s Conquest, trained and driven patiently by Brewer Adams, bided his time at the back of the pack of seven as the leaders, ...
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Clerk Magistrate draws off to 1:54 win in Goodtimes

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Clerk Magistrate endured a long overland trip to the head of the stretch, then drew off  and handily captured the $279,786 Goodtimes final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters  in 1:54 Saturday night at Mohawk   B Strike Three and Rick Zeron took the field through a pedestrian opening quarter of :29 before Trevor Ritchie tipped Clerk Magistrate from fourth along the pylons to ...
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Chancey Lady takes Fan Hanover final in 1:51.1

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Chancey Lady sat a pocket trip behind the pace setting A And G’sconfusion into the lane then swept past the leader and held off a late rally by Artimittateslife to win the $773,031 ( C ) Fan Hanover final in a casreer-best 1:51.1 Saturday night at Mohawk. Tug River Princess finished third, suffering her first defeat in 14 career starts.   Chancey Lady and Mark MacDonald sprinted to the le...
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Sophomore superstar captures $1.5 million NA Cup

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
In yet another dazzling performance Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Somebeachsomewhere won his ninth straight race--and his biggest--with a 1:49 effort in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup. Winning driver Paul MacDonell said afterward he had chills hearing the ovation given by the overflow crowd as he and the odds-on favorite Somebeachsomewhere cruised to the finish line 2 3/4...
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Godiva Hall sets world record in Miss Versatility leg

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Godiva Hall and Jimmy Marohn Jr. established a new world record on Saturday night at Tioga Downs in the second leg of the Miss Versatility trotting series. The mile of 1:53.3 erased the previous world record held by Windylane Hanover (Ron Pierce) of 1:53.4 for a 4-year old trotting mare on a five-eights mile track.    The duo left from post position six and cut through fractions of :2...
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Sweden\'s Lantern Kronos captures Elegantimage final in 1:54.3

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Paul MacDonell picked up his second big win of the evening at Mohawk Saturday, driving Lantern Kronos to an impressive 1:54.3 victory in the $588,706 ( C ) Elegantimage final. Warrawee June was second for Rick Zeron while John Campbell brought Sarose home third.   Warrawee June took the field past the quarter in :28.1, then Trevor Ritchie hustled Prada Hall to the lead before the :57...
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Get Out Of Dodge, Scape Ghost win NJSS at Big M

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Get Out Of Dodge drew off to a 3-length victory in the first of two $38,900 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   With Yannick Gingras in the sulky, the son of Artiscape coasted wire to wire in 1:51.2 and paid $3.40 to win the night\'s second race.  The pocketsitter Dear Mac held second, while Meant To Be Me rallied in :25.4...
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Celebrity Secret, Azur take 3-year-old colt trots

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
Celebrity Secret edged away to a 1:54.3 victory in the first of two $30,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with Azur winning the second split. Driver Tim Tetrick sent Celebrity Secret first-up to challenge the pacesetter Atomic Hall, towing the 1-2 favorite Muscle Mass with him. Muscle Mass went offstride at the three-quarter marker, allowing Celebrity Secre...
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Kentucky legislator to file racetrack slots bill

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
A Kentucky legislator announced Thursday he is preparing to propose legislation that will temporarily legalize slot machines at racetracks in the Bluegrass, stating he doesn’t believe the state’s constitution had to be changed in order to enact the bill.   “Maybe one of the things the legislature should consider is a trial—authorizing a limited number of slots just at tracks and let...
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Mya Tri now perfect in 15 career starts

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
The duo of Mya Tri and Walter Haynes Jr. fired down the stretch to win the fourth leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes Thursday at Hoosier Park, and the 3-year-old trotting filly by Pining Fora Tri has now won all 15 career starts she has competed in, and is a perfect four-for-four in 2008.   Charging out of the gate was Yourcomindown, driven by Neil Coleman, to take the early lead. Racing t...
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Morgan wins seven on birthday; King hurt in spill

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Tony Morgan won seven races on the card, while celebrating his 50th birthday Thursday at Harrington Raceway. Also on the program, driver Jim King Jr. suffered a back injury in a stretch mishap.   Only Morgan, Brad Hanners and Brandon Givens have won seven races on a card at Harrington. Morgan is the only driver to achieve the feat twice on Delaware\'s half mile racetrack. Morga...
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Alpine Dauntless extends winning streak at Saratoga

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
Alpine Dauntless extended his winning streak to three on Thursday when capturing the $5,500 featured non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 2:00. Starting from post one with conditioner Brian Allen at the lines, Alpine Dauntless seized control of the race the moment the gate swung open, marching aggressively to the front through fractions of :29.2, 1:00.2, and 1:30.2. After facing ...
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Ms. Pollyanna sets career mark with fifth win

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
The sophomore trotting starlet Ms. Pollyanna made it five in a row this season as she won the $10,200 Killbuck Mary Series final on Thursday night at Scioto Downs. The daughter of Chip Chip Hooray picked up a new 1:57.3f mark in the process. Kyle Ater sent the chestnut filly to the front at the start of the race, never relinquished the lead, and won as a 3-5 favorite. Her final quarter in :...
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Boo Coo Blush won\'t be denied at Cal-Expo

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
Some issues came up in the final quarter mile, but that wouldn\'t prevent Boo Coo Blush from earning a nice victory.   Conditioned trotters, racing for a $4,000 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (June 12), on which Boo Coo Blush showed courage.   Coming away in last from post five in the field of eight for driver Lemoyne Svendsen, the pair would find themselves down ...
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Badpans prevails at Vernon Downs

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
The productive pacer Badpans displayed patience and closing ability in capturing Thursday night’s (June 12) main trotting event at Vernon Downs.   With Claude Huckabone, III driving for trainer Dave Spagnola, Badpans tucked in second behind Incredible Anthony early in the $6,300 eighth event and followed the energetic pacesetter through splits of :28.3, 1:00 and 1:30 before shaking loose ...
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Hawkinsville training center damaged by storm

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
A severe thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon caused heavy damage to the Lawrence Bennett Harness Horse Racing facility near Hawkinsville, Ga. Nine of the 10 barns at the site were damaged, including three that had its roofs totally ripped away, three with about half its roofs torn away, and three that sustained lesser damage.   There was no horses or humans at the training center when the stor...
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Rev. O\'Connor, owner of top pacer Caramore dies

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
Rev. Thomas J. O’Connor, who bred and raised many Standardbreds, including stakes winner Caramore, died Wednesday at home in Freehold Township, NJ. He was 78.Among the more than 80 horses he owned and bred was Caramore–Irish for big friend–who raced from 1980 to 1988, earning $1,129,411 with 55 wins, 34 seconds and 21 thirds from 199 starts. The son of Jolly Roger–JM Dorothy capt...
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2-year-old Mysticism sizzles in 1:53.4

on 06/13/2008 2:00 AM
Mysticism once again established himself as the fastest 2-year-old winner in North America this season, sizzling to 1:53.4 victory in a qualifying race Friday morning at Pompano Park. Trained and driven by Walter Ross, Mysticism, sired by Dragon Again from the top raceway mare, Imawesternlady, is a homebred colt bred by Patricia Ross and co-owned by Ross and Mary Elizabeth Ca...
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