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Morrill also wins four NYSS at Monticello

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
In a day where nearly $240,000 was offered in New York Sire Stakes events for sophomore pacing colts at Monticello Raceway, Jim Morrill Jr. put on a driving show Monday as he won four of the six divisions.   \"I had a pretty good day,” Morrill said modestly when the racing had finished. Bulletproof Enterprises\' Final Curtain won the first $39,864 division in a romp for Morri...
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Field assembled for $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, trainer Linda Toscano won the draw to pick a post position first for Saturday\'s Meadowlands Pace and she chose post one for Share The Delight, while trainer Brent MacGrath choosing next took post two for the overwhelming morning-line choice Somebeachsomewhere. Sand Shooter, who captured the third Meadowlands Pace elim last Saturday at the Meadowl...
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Jamieson gets sponsor\'s exemption to Tioga\'s Drivers\' Champio

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson will be the sponsor’s exemption for the second annual Drivers’ Championship at Tioga Downs, to be held Sunday afternoon, July 27. Jamieson currently has 165 wins this year and has earned more than $3,263,000 in purse earnings. He is one of the leading drivers in Canada, and also participated in the first Drivers’ Championship at Tioga in 2007.   “I am really honored t...
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Harrisburg yearling preview online

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
The yearling preview for the 1,139 yearlings entered in the 2008 edition of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company sale at Harrisburg are now online. All of harness racing\'s premier sires are represented. The preview may be found online at www.theblackbook.com.   The yearling portion of the sale will take place at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, from Monday, Nov. ...
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Penn National announces equine health and safety initiatives

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc., the second largest owner of pari-mutuel racing facilities in North America, Tuesday announced the implementation of several initiatives intended to ensure the continued health and safety of equine participants at its racetracks. These initiatives include limiting the height of toe grabs on front shoes worn by race horses, endorsing rules for new riding crops fo...
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Buck I St. Pat wins Perretti Matchmaker

on 07/14/2008 2:00 AM
Buck I St. Pat, driven by Tim Tetrick, rallied off a second-over trip to win the $100,000 Perretti Matchmaker for trotting mares on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. In addition to the $50,000 winner’s share of the purse, Buck I St. Pat earned a free breeding to Muscles Yankee, valued at $20,000, courtesy of Perretti Farms of Cream Ridge, NJ. Trained by Mickey Burke, Buck I St. Pat nipped t...
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No Pan Intended sweep in Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elims

on 07/14/2008 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack played host to its first set of Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers on Sunday night and sons of No Pan Intended swept all three $40,000(C) splits. In the opening contest, OK Boromir shipped in from Sarnia and captured his second straight victory with a front-end 1:55.3 tally for driver Gene Piroski. The son of No Pan Intended-Double Creme was coming...
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Talk All Day paces to Gratz track record

on 07/14/2008 2:00 AM
Talk All Day looked like she could pace all day as the sophomore daughter of Western Hanover recorded the fastest mile in the history of racing at the Gratz (Pennsylvania) fair, 1:56.1, during Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Sunday. Trainer-driver Dave Wade (yes, he of trotting fame a la SJ’s Photo, etc.) moved his sidewheeling filly right out to the lead and posted splits of :28.1, :58.2...
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First Jug future available next week

on 07/14/2008 2:00 AM
Future wagering on the Little Brown Jug will be offered three times leading up to the 63rd renewal of the 3-year-old pacing classic on Sept. 18 at the Delaware, Ohio Fair. Wagers will be accepted at racetracks and on internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   The future wager allows fans to bet early on all 3 year olds who are eligible to the Jug. The minimum bet is $2 and a...
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Dink Adoo edges Before He Cheats in Dygert Memorial

on 07/13/2008 2:00 AM
Sometimes the fourth time’s the charm. The Panhellenic Stable Corporation’s Dink Adoo showed that perseverance and talent will eventually win the day when in his fourth attempt at the $90,000 Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot, the nine-year-old gelding took top prize. He rallied from last to first to put a head in front of favored Before He Cheats and win Hawthorne’s most prestigious trotting ev...
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Tivoli Hanover sets track record in Pocono feature

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Tivoli Hanover won his third straight Open Handicap pace and set a new track record in the process on Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Leaving from an outside post in a field of seven for the $22,000 feature, Tivoli Hanover, with Anthony Morgan in the bike for Chris Oakes, took over the lead at the 3/8-mile marker.  From there, the 4-year-old gelding hung on to the lead desp...
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Suprizemeagain lowers freshman track record at Hoosier Park

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Suprizemeagain became the fastest two-year-old ever at Hoosier Park Saturday, July 12 during the final night of harness racing for 2008. Guided by the track’s leading driver, Trace Tetrick, Suprizemeagain cruised home to victory in the first race of the evening in a time of 1:52.1, beating the old mark of 1:52.4 set in 2002 by Fast Freddie Mojo. Starting from post six in the 10-horse field, Sup...
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Somebeachsomewhere sizzles; Campbell reaches milestone

on 07/12/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere [$2.40, $2.10, $2.10] made a tsunami-size splash in his U.S. debut as he won his elimination for the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace in 1:48.3 on Saturday night. The undefeated Canadian colt picked up his tenth career win in the first of three $50,000 eliminations for the track\'s signature event for 3-year-old colt pacers.  The top three finishers in each event, plus the fas...
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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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