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Bunkmeister sets PASS record

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
In a scintillating career debut, Bunkmeister paced to a stake record 1:52.3 in a division of the $256,685 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman colts and geldings on Thursday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Albatross, attracted 71 entrants over nine divisions, a record number of splits for the stake and evidence of the impact of slots revenue on the PASS program. The 2007 edition of...
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Ohio Sire Stakes action opens up for 2 year olds

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Northfield Park’s special Thursday live card featured seven $20,000 Ohio Sire Stake splits as 2-year-old colts and geldings contested their first legs. Three trotting splits saw sire Master Lavec defeat Chip Chip Hooray 2-1. The opener was taken by trainer-driver Jim Dailey and Deep Chip ($7.20), who moved three wide at the five-eighths pole to post a 2:03 win over a track listed \"fast\"...
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Viol Hornline wins Sweden\'s Sprinter Mastaren

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old mares met Friday night, one day after the Sprinter Mästaren at Halmstad, for the classic stake StoSprintern at the Halmstad-track and the mile challenge became an expected \"schoolbook\" race.  The favorite, Nursery Rhyme (Credit Winner) is the fastest and took command. High Hope Face (Pine Chip-Hannah Newmen) is the strongest and challenged on the outside of the leader....
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Credit Winner Trot Final to American Lane

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
American Lane turned an ideal journey into a 1:54 triumph in the $137,000 Credit Winner Trot final on a picture-perfect July 4th afternoon at Vernon Downs. With crowd wagering choice San Remo Kosmos cutting the mile in the featured eighth event, American Lane and driver Cat Manzi slipped into second and remained covered up through splits of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:26.1. The 6-year-old bay sat th...
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\'Dewey\' dominates Dancer elim, Celebrity Secret takes 2nd

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe has proved once again how well he handles The Meadowlands mile track when he won the first $35,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot Elimination Friday in 1:52.2.  Celebrity Secret and Tim Tetrick took the second elimination in 1:54.   Taking the lead before the quarter, Deweycheatumnhowe set soft fractions of :28, :56.1 and 1:25 before sprinting away down the stretch to r...
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Smoking Gun takes $100k race at Hazel

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Hazel Park hosted the $100,000 William C. Connors Memorial Trot Friday evening and in a very tight finish, Smoking Gun came on late to just nip Shaman Hall at the wire in 1:56.4.   Shaman Hall (Billy Dobson) made it to the front at the :28 quarter on the half-mile track.  Keykeeper (Mike Micallef) moved first from third to take the lead but Production (Peter Wrenn) came from fourth to ...
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Snow White & One Tough Lass in front in Miller elims

on 07/04/2008 2:00 AM
Snow White proved she is back on her game with a dominating win in her $25,000 Delvin Miller Memorial Trot Elimination Friday at the Meadowlands in 1:54.   Parked around the first turn, Snow White set leisurely fractions of :28.4 and :57.1 before Saorse and Louis Baudron pulled from the pocket to challenge at the three-quarter pole.  While not making much headway in the challenge, Saor...
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Wine is just fine again at Pompano

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
For the second straight week, Table Wine ($12.80) was the right vintage for betting fans at the isle pompano park Wednesday as the 7-year-old gelding won the $12,000 Open Trot once again. Not only did Table Wine go off at the same odds he did last week at 5-1, he also covered the one-mile race in the identical time as last week, 1:56, for driver Dan Clements. The race started off with Gu...
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La Rock rolls again in Saratoga feature

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
After prevailing just twice in the first 54 starts of his career, the 5-year-old pacer La Rock has now visited the winner’s circle in each of his last two outings following a 1:57.2 victory in the featured $5,500 non-winners pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday. Driven from post three by Jim Devaux, La Rock was parked on the lead through an opening quarter mile in :28.2 but was co...
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Broke As Usual gets all the money at Harrington

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing\'s Broke As Usual A ($24.20, Ross Wolfenden) earned his first win of the year in upset fashion Wednesday in Harrington Raceway\'s featured $21,000 Junior Open Trot.   The 8-year-old Malhana Gindin gelding took advantage of an early speed duel between Vicki Gram and Jake\'s Nordic, who trotted to the half-mile in :56.3. Wolfenden and \"Broke\" circled ...
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Bartlett, Sumner take Yonkers spring titles

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of New Englanders took over New York this spring as Jason Bartlett and Robert Sumner were the leading driver and trainer, respectively, in the Yonkers Raceway meet which began April 1 and concluded this past Monday night. Bartlett, 27, won 114 races from 512 drives (22.2 percent), two dozen more victories than five-time defending local champ Stephane Bouchard. Jordan Stratton (7...
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Redzilla wins like Godzilla in Scioto shocker

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Redzilla was the longest shot on the board in Wednesday\'s seventh race at Scioto Downs, but someone apparently forgot to tell him. The 5-year-old gelding was parked the mile from post nine and still got up to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 2:01. He was sent off at odds of 41-1 while the runner-up, TK\'s Lizziebeth, went to post at 25-1 odds. Autumn\'s Punkin set all the pace and led into the fina...
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Twist N Clout fastest in first-year filly pacer splits

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Twist N Clout won her second straight race Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, capturing the fastest of two $46,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers with a 1:54 effort for driver John Campbell. Campbell moved Twist N Clout from third to first approaching the half and from there she was on cruise control as she defeated runner-up Fancy Pants Sandy and driver David Mille...
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Florida court says no to state\'s deal with Seminoles

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that the Florida Supreme Court is overturning the agreement Governor Charlie Crist signed with the Seminole Tribe to expand gambling at its casinos, which include two less than a 45-minute drive from Pompano Park.   The Sun-Sentinel reported that the court ruled Thursday that Crist doesn\'t have the constitutional authority to enter into...
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Hambo hopeful returns from Sweden

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian hopeful Surtees Hanover made his first appearance of 2008 in the United States in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, finishing second with Swedish driver Johan Untersteiner in the sulky. The son of Andover Hall was purchased last fall by Swedish owner Tommy Jacobsson, and has finished second and third in two starts overseas this year for trainer Roger Walmann before ship...
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Dust All Over wins Sweden\'s Hambletonian for 4 year olds

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Dust All OVer, a son of Super Arnie, won Sweden\'s SprinterMästaren (Mästaren=Champion), a race also popularly called Sweden’s Hambletonian, on Thursday night, trotting to a 1;54.4 victory for trainer Roger Walmann, also known as the trainer of Giant Diablo and Surtees Hanover.   Orjan Kihlsstrom drove Dust All Over to the victory, striking from third on the outside while Arti...
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KY Horse Racing Authority now Commission

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Kentucky\'s racing commission has been reorganized once again, this time through an executive order signed by Governor Steve Beshear on Thursday that also changed the name of the office from the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).   Several of the “new” members already had been appointed to fill expired terms. Among them ar...
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Tetrick wins 9, including track record with Upfront Hannahsboy

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick had already put together an amazing Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but Upfront Hannahsboy provided him with the perfect closing act. On a day in which Tetrick drove nine winners, including four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, he guided Upfront Hannahsboy to a win in the final stakes division of the day in 1:49.2, a new track record at Pocono for 3-year-old pacing...
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Santanna, Nitro draw posts three and six in Rooney final

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Santanna Blue Chip and Badlands Nitro, who won last week\'s $40,000 eliminations for Yonkers Raceway\'s Art Rooney Pace, landed post positions three and six, respectively, for this Saturday night\'s $538,270 final. Santanna Blue Chip, a millionaire son of Art Major, wired his trial field in 1:54.2. It was the first-ever Empire start for the statebred, who enters the final with carerr e...
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Ireneonthemove once again into winner\'s circle

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Rodney Wyatt\'s Ireneonthemove ($7.80, Corey Callahan) put forth a rousing rally approaching three-quarters to win her second straight race in the $21,000 Mares Open feature Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jason Skinner, the 5-year-old Powerful Toy mare earned her fifth win of the year as her career earnings ballooned to more than $510,000. Cruzin Foralivin N was second with Hopefull ...
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