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Todd J H Hanover collects Summertime final in record time

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Todd J H Hanover turned in a stakes record performance in scoring an upset victory in Saturday night’s $58,100 final of the Summertime Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. Randy Waples engineered the 1:50.3 victory which lowered the former mark of 1:51.1 held jointly by Swingin Away and Dr No. Racing as part of a two-horse entry for trainer Tim Pinske, the so...
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King Cat Anvil N scratches out win in Yonkers feature

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
A case could have been made for most of octet in Yonkers Raceway\'s Saturday night $30,000 Open Handicap Pace. Close on paper...closer at the wire. A stretch scrum saw King Cat Anvil N (Jordan Stratton) prevail from the pocket, getting the nod over the horse directly behind him, Magum (Stephane Bouchard, four winners Saturday). Rare Jewel (Pat Lachance), leaving from post position No. 5 as the 4-...
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Armbro Wave dashes to victory at Tioga Downs

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Armbro Wave and Phil Fluet scored in the five-eighth’s mile dash on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. The duo used an off the pace tactic to nail down the victory in 1:12.2. Howard Parker and CC’S Solo Mon left from the rail and led early throughout the opening quarter in 26.4 and hit the half mile mark in 55. Corey Braden and Jingling took control at the top of the stretch but could not hold off...
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Mister Big repeats in thrilling Haughton final

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
It was a battle to the wire in a contest of titans with Mister Big edging out Artistic Fella in the $600,000 William R. Haughton Final, the eighth race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Mister Big [$3.60, $2.20, $2.10] was first up and at the neck of the pacesetting Artistic Fella [3.20, $2.40] as the field hit the top of the stretch. The pair dueled down the stretch with Mister Big, driven by...
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Tough Cassidy hands Time To Scoot first loss

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Tough Cassidy ($5.20) looked unbeaten race favorite Time To Scoot in the eye and blew on by to win the $17,400 final of the 16th annual Gator Pacing Series for Florida-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday at Pompano Park Harness Track. Driven by Jay Sears, Tough Cassidy won by two and one-half lengths in a lifetime best 1:57.4 for the one mile race. He (Tough Cassidy) is as game ...
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Yankee Cruiser offspring dominate OSS action at Scioto

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Sons of Yankee Cruiser won three of the four pacing divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes contested at Scioto Downs on Saturday night. A total of $140,000 was split over seven divisions for trotting and pacing juveniles. Many of these same youngsters competed in Ohio Sires Stakes action last week at Northfield. The fastest at Scioto was J Cruise who led all the way for father-son and trainer-driver com...
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Dial Or Nodial finds winning case; Muscles flexed in 2CT

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial stamped himself as one to watch with a scorching 1:51.4 victory in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for 2-year-old pacing colts on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.Driver Brian Sears, who swept both NJSS finals on the card, made a backside brush to the lead with Dial Or Nodial and eased him to the three-quarter marker in 1:25. Sears let the colt loose at the to...
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NYSS double for the Ackermans

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
It was a night of firsts Thursday with Yonkers Raceway hosting its first New York Sire Stakes event of the season with five divisions of the $192,712 Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the card, with Hall of Fame trainer Doug Ackerman recording a double. Team Ackerman, always well-represented in statebred events, overcame the high price of gas to and from Michigan. W...
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Can\'t forget about this Saratoga track record

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Whycantiforgetyou equaled the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway track record for a 4-year-old pacing mares on Thursday when stopping the timer in 1:53.1 to take the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace for the second straight time. Driven from post four by Frank Coppola Jr., Whycantiforgetyou was not content to settle through the early stages of the Thursday feature, battling with Maranello N...
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Valley View Downs denied temporary license

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
With a financing deadline looming just days away, officials of the proposed Valley View Downs racetrack in Pennsylvania had their request for a temporary license rejected Thursday by a 7-0 vote by the state’s Gaming Control Board. The Board ruled it has not completed its investigation of the application, although Valley View could still later receive approval.   Indiana-based Centaur Gami...
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Eye infection slows down Tetrick, but he\'ll drive Friday

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
After missing the last two days of racing due to an eye infection, Tim Tetrick has told harnessracing.com he plans on driving at the Meadowlands Friday night, with his 12 mounts including Celebrity Secret in the $350,000 Stanley Dancer final and One Tough Lass in the $300,000 Delvin Miller final.   “It started hurting a little bit (Tuesday) and that night it really started hurting,” sai...
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MacGrath says Somebeachsomewhere is \'ready\' for U.S. debut

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old colt pacer Somebeachsomewhere is just one day away from making his United States debut Saturday in the eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace, and co-owner and trainer Brent MacGrath says his charge is “ready” and that he is “very happy with how he’s coming into the race. He’s better than he’s been, that’s for sure. His foot is better, he’s feelin...
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Stately Art paces to Provost victory

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Stately Art worked out a winning second-over trip to capture a division of the Watson Provost Pace for freshman colts and geldings on Thursday at The Meadows. The series was named for the late Watson Provost, longtime Meadows trainer and one of the pioneering group that helped found the track in 1963. Stately Art, who sharpened up for the series with three starts in Pennsylvania Fair stakes, mov...
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Track record for Lantern Kronos in Reynolds Stakes split

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Lantern Kronos set a new track record in winning a W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday afternoon.  The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono, which concluded with Friday’s action. Lantern Kronos crushed a group of 3-year-old filly trotters for a Reynolds win in 1:54:4, breaking the Pocono mark of 1:55:2 in that age group th...
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Hambletonian favorite cruises; Snow White wins Miller Memorial

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
In his final Hambletonian prep, Deweycheatumnhowe cruised to his 13th straight win in the $350,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The undefeated colt is the overwhelming favorite heading into the July 26 eliminations for the $1.5 million Hambletonian, harness racing\'s most prestigious event, for 3-year-old trotters. The Hambletonian and its companion filly event, the ...
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Three in a row for Biggest Big Bertha

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Biggest Big Bertha scored her third straight victory in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace on Friday night at Tioga Downs. The mile of 1:53.2 was the fastest time posted in her three race winning streak for trainer Patty Harris. Bruce Clarke took over the driving on the 7-year old Little Steven mare for Todd Ratchford as he had one of his trainees in the event. Clarke sent Biggest ...
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Goldstar Rosie captures Orange Blossom final in 1:59.1

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated Goldstar Rosie ($2.20) made a clean sweep of the 16th annual Orange Blossom Pacing Series Friday at Pompano Park Harness Track, capturing the $21,300 final with a three and one-quarter length victory for driver Dan Clements. The series was for two-year-old Florida bred pacing fillies. The feature race saw Howards Twister (Wally Hennessey) shoot to the early lead from post six only to ...
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New lifetime mark for DW\'s Judy at Saratoga

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old trotting mare DW’s Judy visited the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway winner’s circle for the second consecutive time on Friday, scoring an upset victory in the featured $15,000 Open Trot in a lifetime-best clocking of 1:56.4. Guided from post three by Jay Randall, DW’s Judy battled on the lead through a brisk opening quarter mile in :28.1, but was content to yield the top spot to...
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Yonkers features to Veterans Binions, Grain of Truth

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Veterans Binions (Greg Grsmore) and Grain of Truth (Jeff Gregory) shared Yonkers Raceway glory Friday night, winning the $30,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. Binions went to the house in the Filly and Mare Open \'Cap Pace, leading at every pylon en route to a 1:54 effort.        Leaving from post position No. 4, Binions found the big chair in a hurry, with Miss Ga...
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Scioto Downs hosts seven Ohio Sires Stakes divisions

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Ohio’s best sophomore fillies blew into Scioto Downs on Friday night and put on a great show for the racing fans in seven divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes. Seven different drivers posed for photos in the winner’s circle after the $20,000 events. The fastest 3-year-old trotting filly of the evening was She’s Not Red, driven to victory by Sam “Chip” Noble in 1:55.4. The daughter of Emile An...
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