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Somebeachsomewhere sizzles in 1:49

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
While thoroughbred Big Brown failed to a deliver a Triple Crown in New York, his standardbred counterpart Somebeachsomewhere remained unbeaten with another scintillating performance...this time in one of Saturday\'s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. With Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the three-year-old pacing machine cruised to his eighth career win, easil...
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Get Out of Dodge upsets in NJSS action

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Get Out of Dodge was impressive in his Meadowlands debut, edging out the competition to win the $40,100 New Jersey Sire Stakes for three-year-old colts & geldings on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Get Out of Dodge yielded the lead to Proper Respect on the backside and shook loose late in the stretch to upset the field and win by a length in a personal best of 1...
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Ranger and Deters team to win three Saturday at Pompano

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Harness driver Bruce Ranger and trainer Mike Deters teamed up to score three winners Saturday night at the Isle Pompano Park including a victory in the $12,000 feature pace with I’m In Luck in 1:53.1. The Ranger-Deters show began in the very first race with Fox Valley Michael ($2.80) posting his third straight win in a $7,000 pace in 1:55. Owned by the Fishman Stables of Tavernier, it was the f...
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Green River Gorge rockets to 1:49 Hoosier Park triumph

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
The duo of Green River Gorge and Rick Schaut fired down the stretch to win the $23,000 Invitational Pace Saturday, June 7 at Hoosier Park. The timer stopped at 1:49.0, marking the second fastest mile ever paced over the seven-eighths mile oval. Charging out of the gate, Green River Gorge took the early lead over the seven horse field like a bullet. Racing past the quarter-mile mark in :25.2, Gree...
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New lifetime mark for Maxine\'s Menace, Marohn bags four

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. was on a hot streak on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Marohn made the trip to the winner’s circle four times on the eleven race card. His fourth came in the second division, first leg of the Tioga State Bank pacing series with heavy favorite Maxine’s Menace. It was the fourth win of the year for the 5-year old Cambest son and the mile of 1:53 established a new lifetime mark. ...
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Another record performance for Sheer Brilliance

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
After pacing in 1:50.4 last week to set a new seasonal national record for three-year-old geldings on a 5/8 mile track, Sheer Brilliance [$4.40, $2.80, $2.10] outdid himself with a mile in 1:50.3 this week, winning a $22,700 division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday. Driven by Victor Kirby from post three, the Blissfull Hall gelding sped off of the gate to l...
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American Lane establishes new Yonkers track record

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Returning from a late-spring break, Yonkers Raceway offered up Saturday night\'s trio of $30,000 Open Handicaps, with a new track record to show for it. American Lane (Jeff Gregory, four winners on the 11-race card), the odds-on favorite, held off No More Gold N (Greg Grimosre) in the weekly featured trot, prevailing in 1:55.1. That effort was a tick faster than the mare Victor\'s Vicky\'s perform...
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Illinois court rules Chicago casinos must pay surchage to tracks

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the four casino riverboats in the Chicago area must pay a surcharge to the racetracks, reversing an earlier decision that said the casinos were unconstitutionally targeted by a 2006 law that required they pay three percent of their receipts to the tracks.   The four casino boats had previously alleged the bill—that applied only to casinos ...
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Self Possessed sweep at the Meadowlands

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Nautical Notion stole the lead at the quarter and held on to win the second leg of the $30,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at the Meadowlands Thursday night, with Azur capturing the second division. Trained and driven by Jan Johnson, Nautical Notion raced to victory in 1:54.4. Atomic Hall made a late rally down the stretch to finish second by a nose.  Nautica...
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Saratoga feature won with power

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
After crossing the wire second in each of her last three starts, including consecutive defeats by a neck, J Power rewarded her loyal backers with a half-length victory on Thursday when taking the $5,500 featured non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in a lifetime-best 2:01.2. Driven from post four by Jay Randall, J Power dropped back to fifth place through the early stages of the Thur...
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New web site design for NYSS

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes has a newly-designed web site, which is the second phase in a strategic branding initiative, which began earlier this year with a new logo and graphic identity for the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. “We are proud to unveil the new look of our website,” said Peter Goold, executive director of ...
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Pennsylvania horsemen launching website

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Earl Beal Jr., resident of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, Friday announced the launch of www.paharnessweek.com. Visitors to the new web site can watch archived episodes of the PA HarnessWeek TV show, which airs first on Comcast SportsNet (Philadelphia region) on Saturdays at 1 p.m. through Aug. 23. The site also includes more information on the show and its on-air hosts an...
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Matinees scheduled for Goshen\'s Historic Track

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
The 171st season of harness racing in the Cradle of The Trotter begins on Saturday at Goshen Historic Track. The racing card will be the first of three Saturday matinees which will be followed in early July by the 98th year of Grand Circuit racing.   On June 7, eight races are scheduled featuring mostly 2 and 3 year olds, many of whom will not only be making their first competiti...
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\'Tempo\' takes feature, two NJSS divisions contested

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
While the top colts in both sports get ready to do battle Saturday, the pacing mares took center stage Friday night at the Meadowlands. Southwind Tempo, driven by John Campbell, notched her sixth victory in nine starts this year in the $40,000 featured fifth race for older mares. Campbell drafted behind David Miller and Guestimate as they strolled through fractions of :27.2, :57 and 1:24. When roo...
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Lantern Kronos, Warrawee June win Elegantimage elims

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Lantern Kronos kept her season’s undefeated streak in tact while Prada Hall scored a huge upset in Friday night’s $35,000 eliminations of the Elegantimage Stakes for three-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. The other elimination fell to Warrawee June and driver Rick Zeron at odds of 4-1. In the opening split, Lantern Kronos floated off the gate from the outside post 10 and didn’t...
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Lifetime mark for Golden Falcon N in Tioga score

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Golden Falcon N and Corey Braden high stepped their way to victory on Friday night at Tioga Downs in the featured $13,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace. The mile of 1:52.3 established a new lifetime mark for the 9-year old daughter of Falcon Seelster. Golden Falcon N is trained by Paul Bernardo for the Berry Stables of Staten Island, New York and with the win increased her seasonal bankroll to more ...
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Pompano horses barred from Hoosier Park

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Due to the recent case of Streptococcus Equine (Strangles) at Pompano Park Harness Track, no horses from that facility will be allowed to enter the backstretch at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. One case of the very contagious disease was confirmed Wednesday, June 4 in the stable area at the Pompano Park, Fla. facility. Management officials at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino determined that effect...
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Real Velocity triumphs in the slop at Hoosier Park

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Real Velocity, guided by Jason Dillander, raced down the stretch to win the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Friday, June 6. The win was Real Velocity’s eighth trip to the winner’s circle this season, and 11th in her lifetime. Me and My Baby, controlled by Joe Essig Jr., fired out of the sixth post to take an early lead over the field. Charging past the quarter-mile mark in :28.0, Me an...
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Silver Cedar N offspring score unique triple at Pompano

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
A unique world record was set at the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park Friday as three foals, all mares and all from the same broodmare, Silver Cedar N, were winners on the same race program. The first winner was Silvers Luck ($3.80), a six-year-old mare by Falcon Seelster, who captured the 1st race pace in 1:54.4 for driver Andy Santaramo. She is trained and owned by Danny Rosario of Cora...
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NJSS for 3YO filly trotters underway

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Lunar Dream OM and Fancy Vacation posted victories in the second round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with Lunar Dream OM scoring by 1:55.3 and Fancy Vacation using a stretch rally to tally in 1:55.4. The colts were set to square off on Thursday night.   The New Jersey Sire Stakes program will crown all of its 3-year-old pa...
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