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Get Out Of Dodge turns tables in Diplomat Series final

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
After finishing second in both initial rounds of The Diplomat Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings, Get Out Of Dodge turned the tables on rivals in Saturday night\'s $78,000 final at Mohawk Racetrack. With Phil Hudon at the controls, the son of Artiscape - Dodge Kitty got away in mid pack from post six and watched as Shadow Play and driver Rick Zeron left hard from the outside post ...
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Road Hazard one of three winners for Wallis at Pompano

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Harness driver Kevin Wallis enjoyed a three-bagger at the isle casino & racing at pompano park Saturday and two of his winner’s were his own horses, Road Hazard and Chicane.   Wallis, 51, from Maidstone, Ontario, started off the evening winning the featured fifth race $8,800 pace with Road Hazard ($4.20) in 1:53.3.   Leaving from post three, Wallis sent Road Hazard right to ...
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Oosting ties Balmoral record with seven driving wins Saturday

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran reinsman Mike Oosting, who currently enjoys a commanding lead in the driver standings at Balmoral Park, put his name into the track’s record books on Satuday night by guiding home seven winners on the card. That mark tied the previous record which had been set back on Sept. 26, 1998 by Tony Morgan.   The Beecher, Ill., resident kicked off his parade of winners in the second ...
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My Boy David rallies up inside to win Rambling Willie Stakes

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Just as he’s done in so many other stakes events, Shirley LeVin’s My Boy David came up big once again as he stormed through the passing lane to win the $20,000 Rambling Willie Stakes by a length in 1:51.2 at Balmoral Park Saturday night.   Patiently handled by driver Ryan Anderson, this millionaire pacer was content to ride along in the pocket as Booze Cruzin (Sam Widger) led the field...
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Holiday Credit wires field in $185,000 Dexter Cup final

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Holiday Credit kept his record this year unblemished as he captured the $185,000 Dexter Cup final in 1:56.3 Saturday at Freehold.   With Ron Pierce in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter, Holiday Credit lead from start to finish, cutting fractions of :28.3, :58.3 and 1:27.2. At the wire he was 4 ¾ lengths ahead of First Pleasurelane and David Miller, with Oh So White and Andy Miller third. ...
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Rain Train storms late to win Open Pace at Yonkers

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, it rained rain. Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, it rained  Rain Train. Rain Train survived a tough, first-over effort to win the featured $30,000 Open Handicap Pace, going over the $200,000 career earnings  plateau in the process. With Jason Bartlett driving for trainer Robert Sumner, Rain Train--handed post position No. 3--watched from an early...
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Savanna\'s Love, EJ\'s Copperstone score in INSS at Hoosier

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Another seasoned drive was turned in by Trace Tetrick in the second leg of Indiana Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly pace Saturday at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who leads the standings in 2008, guided Savanna’s Love to victory in the $12,000 event, keeping her career undefeated to date. The second split went to EJ\'s Copperstone.  Starting from post three, Savanna’s Love was quickl...
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Four Starzzz Shark filly undefeated after Dancer win

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Four Starz Horndog, a 3-year-old filly by Four Starzzz Shark, won a Helen Dancer Memorial division at Freehold Raceway Saturday in 1:55.2 and in the process stayed undefeaed in three career starts. The filly is from a test breeding, with Four Starzzz Shark\'s first commercial crop now 2 year olds.   Four Starz Horndog, owned by breeder Four StarzzzzStable, won by a head for driver George Br...
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Sopmomore colts battle in CASS second round

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
With the three-year-old girls having been in the California Sire Stakes spotlight on Friday night, the boys took their turn as the headliners in the Saturday night $15,000 co-features at Cal-Expo, with Stars And Sites and Star Time Kid getting back on the winning track.   With the diagonally gaited specialists up first, driver Bruce Clarke took the lead with Stars And Sites f...
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Longshot Cuzzin Sid scores in 1:52.3 at Mohawk

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Cuzzin Sid, at odds of 25-1, came on with a late stretch surge to pass a tiring Carter In Motion and seize the $56,800 final of the Ontario Sired Spring Series for three-year-old pacers at Mohawk Friday night. Auctioneer and Mark MacDonald broke sharply off the gate and crossed the field from post position nine for the early lead, only to be overtaken by Carter In Motion and Mario Baillargeon at t...
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Sand shooter debuts with PASS victory in 1:51.1 at The Meadows

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Sand Shooter, runner-up in last year\'s Breeders Crown for pacing freshmen, launched his 3-year-old campaign impressively Friday at The Meadows by effortlessly taking a division of a $202,360 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, scoring in 1:51.1 over a sloppy track.The stake, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested over five divisions, with Upfront Hannahsboy, Mystery Chase, Sheer Brilliance and Truponder ...
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Freddy Scooter, Robin I Scoot capture Sire Stakes leg splits

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
FreddyScooter, driven by Brad Hanners, raced down the stretch to win the second leg of the Indiana Sires Stakes Friday, May 9, at Hoosier Park. The lightly raced sophomore gave sire I Scoot Hanover a sweep in the three-year-old colt and gelding pacing division as Robin I Scoot won the other division of the event. Racing out of the gate, Rocknroll Band, guided by Don Irvine Jr., dashed out to take...
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Velvet Eileen gets the best of Hypnotize at Pompano Park

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Velvet Eileen ($4.00) just held on at the wire to win the $10,000 Winners-Over Pace for Mares Friday by a head at the isle pompano park in 1:54. She was able to “return the favor” after losing last week’s top pace by a head to Hypnotize.   Leading from start to finish for driver Wally Hennessey, it was just as tough a battle this week as it was last week.   Starting from post ...
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Smooth Jazz remains undefeated with CASS score

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies, on both gaits, were featured at Cal-Expo in $15,000 Sire Stakes  Friday night, with Smooth Jazz remaining undefeated while My Fanny showed her durability.   On the trotting side, the 1-9 heavily favored Smooth Jazz and trainer Tim Maier would half float out at the back from post six in the field of a half-dozen.  With Maier keeping his talented filly off the pyl...
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Whittemore drive four winners, leads colony at Vernon Downs

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Jimmy Whittemore drove four winners during Friday night\'s nine-race card at Vernon Downs, including My Girl Lora in the weekly feature for female pacers.   Facing seven speedy distaffers in Friday\'s eighth event, My Girl Lora advanced from fourth at the quarter into the lead before the half, reached in :57.3.  Whittemore kept the 5-year-old mare on the bit throughout the remaind...
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Marohn wins three at Monticello, reaches 5,000 plateau

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
At Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, May 8, “the Mighty Mite,” Jimmy Marohn, notched his 5,000th career victory when he reined Ettore Annunziata’s Vince The Prince to a 2:00, wire-to-wire victory in the fifth race on the card. It was one of three winners on the card for Marohn, who also guided Four Starzzz Stables\' Four Starz Breeze to a 2:04.4 trotting victory in the second race ...
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Tremendous Hit, JK Pure Pearl win Yonkers features

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
An invincible invader and a Westchester workhorse won Friday night\'s soggy, $30,000 co-features at Yonkers Raceway. Tremendous Hit, out every step, grinded by in the Open Handicap Trot. With trainer/driver Joe Anderson accompanying from the Land of Lincoln, Tremendous Hit--in his first start at a track not named Balmoral since last October--floated out from post positiion six. Armbro Barrister...
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Maeve Hanover rebounds from last week\'s break to win in 1:52.1

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Maeve Hanover rebounded from a break in stride at the start last week to post a dominant 1:52.1 victory in Thursday night’s $76,500 Princess Pacing Series final for 3-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack.   The clocking equaled her lifetime mark which was taken in round one of the series on April 24 at Woodbine.   Leaving from post six in the final, driver Mario Baillargeon opted ...
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Mother\'s Day card at Big M features Southwind Tempo

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo headlines the $90,000 Matriarch Stakes for free for all  for mares on a special matinee card at the Meadowlands on Mother\'s Day this Sunday. Post time is 1:10 p.m.  Rated at 3-5 on the morning line, the millionairess counts the Overbid Final among her six wins this season at the Meadowlands. Lifetime, she has won 24 of 30 starts for trainer Kevin Lare. Later on...
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Mucho Sleazy: Serious on the track, goofy off the track

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Though he may be a goof around the barn, Berry’s Creek favorite Mucho Sleazy is all business when he hits the track. \"Mucho Sleazy was very good at two,\" said trainer Ken Rucker. \"We raced him in series early on and he carried it all the way to November. That\'s not easy for a 2 year old to do. He just kept getting better and better, but he was a bit of a \'hammerhead.’ He\'d do goofy t...
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