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Tompkins-Geers action featured at Tioga Downs

on 07/19/2008 2:00 AM
Shanghai Lil and Dave Palone tipped four wide off the final turn and stormed home to score in the $39,678 second division of the Tompkins-Geers for 2-year old pacing fillies Saturday night at Tioga Downs. It was the first win of the career for the freshmen daughter of Jenna’s Beach Boy out of the Artsplace mare Wonderbolt.   The mile of 1:55.2 established the lifetime benchmark for the $...
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Meadowlands Pace undercard features Classic Series events

on 07/19/2008 2:00 AM
A quartet of $85,000 Classic Series events for older horses were featured on the rich Pace Night undercard. My Little Dragon, fastest female racehorse of all time, edged out Ideal Weather at the wire by a head to capture the $85,000 Classic Distaff in 1:50. It was a neck back to Darlin’s Delight in third. My Little Dragon was driven by Brian Sears and trained by Noel Daley for the Adam Victor &a...
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Date changes for Maryland events

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Due to the change in the live racing at Rosecroft, all Maryland Sire Stakes and Maryland Standardbred Fund races that were scheduled for Fridays in November and December will be raced one day later, on Saturday. These races will be in addition to the races already scheduled for Saturdays. All races will be run as matinees with post time to be announced.   The dates affected are Nov. 14 &...
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Armbro Feather\'s son Get Jazzed wins Niatross split

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Favorites Get Jazzed and Vertigo Hanover breezed to victories in the $60,000 Niatross for 2-year-old pacers on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with Get Jazzed scoring in 1:53.3 and Vertigo Hanover hitting the wire in 1:54.2. John Campbell steered Get Jazzed to victory in the second race, giving the youngster his first win in two career starts. Art’s Super Star finished 1 ½-lengths behin...
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Crazed wins in 1:52.4, headed for Hambletonian

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Crazed added his name to the list of colts who will be dropped into the entry box for the Hambletonian elims next week after crushing a field of 3 year olds at the Meadowlands Thursday night  by 9 1/2 lengths in a career-best 1:52.4. Tim Tetrick was in the bike as the son of Credit Winner scored his third victory in four starts this year.   Trained by Frank M. Antonacci for the Lindy R...
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Vivid Photo cuts 1:55.2 mile in qualifier

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo answered all the questions for the critics on Friday morning at Tioga Downs in his first qualifier since cracking a cannon bone on April 24, with the now 6-year-old gelding put on the front end by trainer-driver Roger Hammer and eventually winning in 1:55.2.   Vivid Photo cut fractions of :28.3, :57.1 and 1:25.4 before easing home in :29.3.   “He seemed as goo...
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Pennsylvania scholarship award applications now available

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association is now accepting applications for the 2008 James Manderino Scholarship, which is open to children of owners, trainers or drivers who have participated in harness racing within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on a regular basis for at least the previous two years. Children of deceased members are also eligible. The deadline fo...
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U All BB shatters Pocono track record with 1:49.3 score

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
U All BB shattered one of the oldest track records in the books in winning a $22,000 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares on Friday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. U All BB, the 3-5 favorite with an outside post in a field of 6, left for the early lead with Tim Tetrick in the bike.  Despite setting imposing early fractions of 26:2 and 54:3, U All BB was passed on the back stret...
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Dontloseyourdayjob scratched from Meadowlands Pace

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
The Monte Gelrod-trained Dontloseyourdayjob has been scratched sick from the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night, leaving a field of nine to battle for the rich jackpot.    Dontloseyourdayjob is a 3-year-old colt by Life Sign owned and bred by Fred Monteleone. The colt finished third in the Meadowlands Pace elimination won the Share The Delight and had drawn post eight for ...
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Ater, Page win four apiece at Scioto Downs

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Kyle Ater and Chris Page showed why they\'re the leading drivers at Scioto Downs on Friday night as they posed for a total of eight winner\'s circle photos on the 10-race program. Ater started the evening with a second-place finish, then won the third, fourth, and fifth races. He then was shut out while Page went on a winning streak, but came back to win his fourth race in the final event of the...
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Happy Dreamer equals world record in Tarport Hap victory

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Happy Dreamer tied the world record for 3-year-old pacing fillies in the first of three Tarport Hap divisions Friday at the Meadowlands. Andy Miller guided the daughter of Mcardle-I\'m Not Dreamin to a 1:49.2 clocking, putting her in the speedy company of Incredible Tilly (2000, Springfield), Rainbow Blue (2004, Woodbine) and Hana Hanover (2007, The Red Mile).  She surpassed Armbro Romance\'s...
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Alice Springs takes new mark in sophomore debut

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated Alice Springs won her 2008 debut Friday at Pompano Park Harness Track, winning an opening round division of the Florida Sunshine State Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies in a lifetime best record of 1:55.1 for a purse of $7,520. Alice Springs settled in fourth after the start as Allee T (Bruce Ranger) went to the early lead.  Hennessey then quarter moved in .29.2 and took th...
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Saratoga hosts six divisions of NYSS action

on 07/18/2008 2:00 AM
Juvenile colt and gelding pacers embarked on their New York Sire Stakes journey Friday as six divisions of the opening leg were contested at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, with Hay Goodlooking putting forth the top performance of the night, winning his $36,367 division in 1:56.2.  Starting from post six with conditioner Gates Brunet at the lines, Hay Goodlooking ($3.20) showed little interest d...
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It was a girl\'s nite out at Chester

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
World champion McArdle once held a record for pacing a last quarter of :25.4 and the 2-year-old filly Girls Nite Out performed the same astonishing feat in a June 11 qualifier at the Meadowlands--surprisingly, her first ever charted line. In Wednedsay afternoon\'s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, Girls Nite Out ($3) was much the best, r...
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Pompano dead-heat finish sets record

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
Not even the photo finish camera could separate You’re Next ($6.60) and Gale Warning ($2.40) as the two horses finished in a track record fastest dead-heat win finish Wednesday at the isle pompano park.   After a dramatic stretch duel, You’re Next and Gale Warning crossed the finish wire together in 1:55.1, surpassing the prior dead heat win record for trotters of 1:57.1 set on April 1...
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The heat is on at Saratoga

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
After visiting the winner’s circle just three times in the first 65 starts of his career, the 5-year-old pacer Mesquite Heat has now strung together consecutive victories after taking the featured $5,500 non-winners pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday in 1:56.4. Starting from post five with Dan Cappello Jr. at the lines, Mesquite Heat made his intentions clear the moment the gate...
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Pedigree Snob sets Countess Adios record

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
Pedigree Snob made a late swoop down the stretch to capture the $114,000 Countess Adios Pace for 2-year-old fillies Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.Tim Tetrick drove Pedigree Snob in a stakes record performance of 1:52.2. The previous stakes record was 1:52.4, set by Ladys Special Girl in 2002. Racing Star finished second, 1 1/2-lengths behind the winner with Right Right another quarter length ...
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Spots still open for Hambletonian charity Golf tournament

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
The 16th Annual Hambletonian Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Monday, July 28, will return to Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J. It’s a rare opportunity to play one of the most elite private clubs in New Jersey as well as mingle with Hambletonian trainers, drivers, owners and breeders.   Montclair, founded in 1892, is rated one of the top 20 private courses in the s...
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Meadowlands/Hambletonian Society team up for food drive

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society have once again joined with Kings Super Markets to collect food items for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. The promotion will run during the Hambletonian Festival, from Saturday, July 26 through Hambletonian day, Saturday, Aug. 2.   Any guest bringing a non-perishable food item for live or simulcast racing during festival week will receive f...
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World champion Giant Diablo is retired

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
World champion trotting mare Giant Diablo was retired Friday, three days after a sub-par training mile at a New Jersey farm for trainer Roger Walmann. The 8-year-old mare, who set a world record last fall at The Red Mile with a 1:50.1 victory, last raced in the Elitlopp in late May in Sweden and was in the U.S. preparing to return to compete in stakes races on this continent. The Swedis...
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