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Ideal Weather rallies at Meadowlands for 1:50.4 victory

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Ideal Weather rallied off a pocket trip to win the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial, a race marred by a minor accident, on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Driver Yannick Gingras made an early bid with Ideal Weather before yielding to Stylish Solution in a brisk :54.1 half.  Ideal Weather easily brushed past the tiring leader in the stretch and held off Enhance The Night for a 1 1/4...
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Shadow Play, Stonebridge Magnum score in Diplomat Series

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Shadow Play took the lead heading into the first turn, lost the advantage on the backstretch, but was much the best in the lane to take first division in the opening round of The Diplomat Pacing Series, Saturday night at Woodbine. Unbeaten Stonebridge Magnum displayed strong speed early and carried it the entire trip with Randy Waples to take the second division in 1:52.4. Shadow Play, a...
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Miracle Believer captures feature at Isle Pompano Park

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
It did not take a miracle to make believers out of racing fans as Miracle Believer was sent off as the 3/5 betting favorite and raced just like it in winning the $10,000 featured pace at the Isle Pompano Park Saturday.   The third race started off with Murcielago and driver Wally Hennessey shooting to the early lead from post three in a blistering :26.3 opening quarter mile with ...
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Hubert Riedel, owner of Final Score, dies at 74

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Hubert Horst Riedel, a long time harness horse owner and breeder, passed away Saturday at age 74. A member of the USTA since 1966, Riedel owned more than 120 horses and bred 70 horses during his career. His top horse was $625,000 winner Final Score, who went on to become a successful trotting stallion in Ohio. Riedel was also the owner of the popular Gold Coast Car Rental Agency in Ft. Lauderdale....
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My Boy David scores in 1:49.4 at Balmoral

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Shirley LeVin’s Illinois-bred pacing sensation My Boy David returned to his winning ways in grand fashion on Saturday night, knocking off a field of Free For All pacers in a blistering 1:49.4 at Balmoral Park.   The 5-year-old son of Cole Muffler was positioned perfectly in the pocket by driver Ryan Anderson as Booze Cruzin (Sam Widger) carved out splits of :27.2, :54.4 and 1:22.3 ...
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Unrecognized Saint prevails in Sire Stakes at Hoosier Park

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Unrecognized Saint and driver Trace Tetrick prevailed in the first leg of the 3-year-old colt and gelding Indiana Sire Stakes at Hoosier Park Saturday with a mile in 1:55.1. It was a snappy start to the first quarter with Unrecognized Saint sitting perfect on the inside behind the leader, Don’ttrytostopme and Jason Dillander. The single-file field reached the quarter pole in :27. Blue...
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Sire Stakes highlight Saturday card at Cal-Expo

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore boys on both gaits were spotlighted at Cal-Expo in $15,000 California Sires Stakes action on Saturday night (April 26), on which Star Time Kid and Stars And Sites prevailed.   In the action for the pacers, Star Time Kid and trainer Rick Plano had to work harder than expected to obtain the lead from post two in the field of six as driver Rich Wojcio, behind Nightscreamer, pushed th...
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Southwind Tempo now five for six this year

on 04/27/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo proved Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester that when she has the advantage, she won\'t be denied as she captured the $250,000 Betsy Ross Final for pacing mares with a 2 1/4-length score over My Little Dragon in 1:50.2.   With John Campbell driving, as usual, Southwind Tempo started from post one and controlled the race with fractions of :26.2, :55.4 and 1:23.2 before throwing a clos...
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Victor\'s Vicky sets 1:55.2 track mark in Open Handicap

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Victor\'s Vicky not only beat the boys into submission Friday night, she beat \'em into the record book, trotting the fastest mile in Yonkers Raceway history. The 5-year-old mare won the $30,000 Open Handicap in 1:55.2, knocking one-fifth of a second off Stacelita\'s (another lass) previous standard, which had stood since last Sept. 7.  It was also a lifetime-best effort for Miss Vicky. Wit...
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San Remo Kosmos wires Su Mac Lad leg in 1:53.1

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
San Remo Kosmos and Andy Miller went wire to wire Firday night and captured the $50,000 second leg of the Su Mac Lad Series for free-for-all trotters in 1:53.1 at the Meadowlands, defeating Before He Cheats by two lengths.   Leaving from the outside post in the six-horse field, San Remo Kosmos was rushed right to the lead and was never headed as he trotted fractions of :27.4, :56.2 and...
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Golden Falcon N holds on to win at Pompano in 1:53

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
After three early lead changes, Golden Falcon N and driver David Ingraham took command of the lead for good and just held on at the wire Friday at the Isle Pompano Park in winning the $11,000 mares winners-over pace by a long nose in 1:53.   The fourth race featured pace started out with Cape Cove Daisy (Gaston Lareau) the first to show on the lead from the starting gate as Catalina M...
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Get A Cab wins third straight in 1:53.3 at Vernon

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
The fleet-footed pacer Get A Cab and the industrious trotter Double D Fine became the initial two-time winners of the season at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Get A Cab captured the $8,500 eighth event, the week\'s Open test for female pacers, with a career-fastest 1:53.3 mile, while Double D Fine remained unbeaten in two season\'s starts after a life\'s best 1:57.2 performance in the evening\'s $4...
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Carter In Motion, Amillionpennies win sereis splits at Woodbine

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Carter in Motion kicked off the Ontario Sired Spring Pacing Series with a 2 1/2-length win over Lucky Feather in 1:53 Friday night at Woodbine.Paul MacDonell guided the Camotion gelding from up close to his third career win for trainer Scott Barr and owner-breeder Tony Aarts of Putnam.Castlecary Wildcat was third.Carter in Motion, who closed with a :27.2 final quarter, was a $4.20 winner.Amillionp...
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Muscles To Spare romps to 1:53.2 win at Pocono in series final

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Muscles To Spare romped to a 6 3/4-length win in the final of the Wyoming Valley Trot late closer series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday afternoon, pocketing the winner’s share of the $28,500 purse with a 1:53.2 mile. Muscles To Spare, a 5-year-old stallion sired by Muscles Yankee, left from the post two in a field of nine as the 6-5 favorite.  He settled in&nb...
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EJ\'s Copperstone captures Sire Stakes in 1:55.3 at Hoosier

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
EJ’s Copperstone and Don Irvine Jr. had a blowout victory in the first leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers at Hoosier Park Friday. The Indiana-bred pacer crossed the line in 1:55.3 to earn the $12,000 purse. Electric’s Winner and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. had an early 2 1/2-length lead at the quarter-mile marker in :28.1. Heading toward the half-way point, EJ...
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Smooth Jazz, My fanny take Sire Stakes at Cal-Expo

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Two California Sires Stakes, each for a purse of $15,000, on both the trot and the pace, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (April 25), on which the freshmen champs Smooth Jazz and My Fanny strutted their stuff.   On the trotting side, Smooth Jazz and trainer Tim Maier would float out for a seat from post-position eight in the field of the same number.    Tucking in sixt...
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Sophomore filly lowers career mark in series final

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
The duo of Bogo\'s Dream and driver Brad Hanners finished strong down the stretch to win the $14,000 final of the Miss Windfall Thursday at Hoosier Park in 1:54.2. Right out of the gate, Gorgeous Forever and Don Eash took control of the lead with Dark Traveler, driven by Jason Dillander, and Skyway Happy, controlled by Brandon Bates right behind. Reaching the quarter-mile mark in a time...
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Bouchard wins half of Yonkers card

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offered 10 full races Thursday night, and Stephane Bouchard won half. Bouchard, in a ding-dong battle with Jason Bartlett for \'08 local driving honors, wasted no time getting his picture taken. He won the $5,000 pacing opener with odds-on Electric Blanket ($3.20) in a season\'s-best 1:56.4. He then swept the $13.80 early daily double, taking the $9,500, second-race trot wit...
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Don Giovanni wins Tie Silk final

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Don Giovanni trotted a stakes record 1:54.3 to take Thursday\'s $49,200(C) Tie Silk final for 3 year olds at Woodbine. Jack Moiseyev drove the bay son of Yankee Glide to the five-length victory for trainer Anders Wolden and owner Ely Iversen of Moffat. Don Giovanni sat second through an opening split of :28.1, set by Moon Dreamer, but took the lead around the first turn and was never headed (:5...
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Filly trotter charges to victory in Chartiers Township

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Charged Freight pulled the pocket early but had plenty of trot left for the lane as she captured the $31,000 final of the Chartiers Township Trot for 3-year-old fillies on Thursday at The Meadows. The daughter of SJ\'s Photo scored in a career-best 1:57.4, a head better than her entrymate, AJ\'s Baby. Elizabeth Lane, who cut the mile, finished third by 2 1/4 lengths. Ray Paver drove Charged...
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