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Tug River Princess remains perfect in Fan Hanover elims

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
The undefeated Tug River Princess turned in another flawless effort Saturday night in the fastest of four $35,000 Fan Hanover Stakes eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies when she stopped the clock in 1:51.1. The other winners included O’Brien Award winner A And Gs Confusion (1:51.2), Artimittateslife (1:52) and Has An Attitude (1:52). Tug River Princess, who had not raced since captu...
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Record night for Oosting at Balmoral Park

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
Mike Oosting had a track record eight driving wins Saturday night, the most ever on a Balmoral Park program. The record performance came exactly four weeks after Oosting bagged seven winners on May 10 which equaled the Crete, IL track record set earlier by Tony Morgan in 1998. Oosting won Saturday’s opener with Monte Walsh ($7.80), the third with Highland Pride ($4.20), and the fifth with Offic...
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Enough Talk second in Copenhagen Cup

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
Ghibellini, a 5-year-old son of Pine Chip, captured the Copenhagen Cup Sunday afternoon in Denmark, holding off the US representative Enough Talk in a spirited stretch drive. The US-bred Citation, now racing for Scandinavian owners, finished third.   The 10-year-old Steinlager took the early lead in hte race, but then French driving ace Jean Michel Bazire put Oiseau de Feux in striking posi...
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Mister Big, Artistic Fella sizzle in Franklin elims

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester, Mister Big and Artistic Fella captured their respective $50,000 divisions of eliminations for the $500,000 Ben Franklin final, which will be contested Sunday, June 15. The first four finishers in each elimination earned spots in the rich finale.   In the first division, Joseph Muscara’s Mister Big lived up to his role as the...
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Mister Big sets 1:48.1 all-age world mark

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big and Artistic Fella captured their respective $50,000 divisions of eliminations for the $500,000 Ben Franklin final, turning in 1:48.1 and 1::48.2 miles, repectively, to advance to the June 15 final at Harrah\'s Chester Racetrack and Casino.The first four finishers in each elimination earned spots in next week’s rich finale.   In the first division, Mister Big lived up to h...
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Epangeline wins fastest of eight NYSS filly trotting divisions

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
Epangeline emphatically staked her claim as the leader of the New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly trotting division on Sunday when taking her $32,278 Sire Stakes split at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 1:57.3. The final clocking was the fastest of eight NYSS events contested on the day. Driven from post four by conditioner Ray Schnittker, Epangeline ($2.80) was content to trot in fourth place ...
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Rags to Riches pacing series underway at Tioga

on 06/08/2008 2:00 AM
Northern Raucous posted the fasted of five divisions in the opening leg of the Rags to Riches pacing Series on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The mile of 1:53 established a new lifetime mark for the 7-year old gelded son of Northern Luck. Northern Raucous was driven by Aaron Merriman, trained by Jodi Schillaci, and is owned by Jodi Schillaci and Samuel Bova. Devonshire Hanover and Howard Parker ...
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Maryland Standardbred Race Fund action at Rosecroft

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Jon Win [$2.10, $2.10, $2.10] trotted wire to wire in 1:57.1, winning a $10,200 division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for three-year-old colts and geldings at Rosecroft Raceway on Friday. Driven by Victor Kirby, the Chip Chip Hooray gelding sped off of the gate to take the field through quarters of 30.0, 59.2 and 1:28.2, winning by over two lengths with a last quarter of 28.4. Jeff Long...
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Maywood Pace elminations to Determine This, Froggy Turner

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Determine This and Froggy Turner won the respective elimination races Friday night and established themselves as the likely favorites for next Friday (June 13) night’s $100,000 Maywood Pace for Illinois bred three-year-old colts and geldings Determine This (Brent Holland) got the job done in front-end fashion in 1:54.4 while Froggy Turner (Ryan Anderson), making his season debut, came from out ...
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Lynch Memorial eliminations contested at Pocono Downs

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Loving Caroline, Respectable, and Native Bride all won eliminations for next week’s James M. Lynch Memorial stakes race for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  In the first elimination, Loving Caroline made a first over move past tiring favorite Woman Rebels and paced away to win in 1:52:4 with Yannick Gingras in the bike.  Gentle Artist f...
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Somebeachsomewhere sizzles in 1:49

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
While thoroughbred Big Brown failed to a deliver a Triple Crown in New York, his standardbred counterpart Somebeachsomewhere remained unbeaten with another scintillating performance...this time in one of Saturday\'s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. With Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the three-year-old pacing machine cruised to his eighth career win, easil...
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Get Out of Dodge upsets in NJSS action

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Get Out of Dodge was impressive in his Meadowlands debut, edging out the competition to win the $40,100 New Jersey Sire Stakes for three-year-old colts & geldings on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Get Out of Dodge yielded the lead to Proper Respect on the backside and shook loose late in the stretch to upset the field and win by a length in a personal best of 1...
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Ranger and Deters team to win three Saturday at Pompano

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Harness driver Bruce Ranger and trainer Mike Deters teamed up to score three winners Saturday night at the Isle Pompano Park including a victory in the $12,000 feature pace with I’m In Luck in 1:53.1. The Ranger-Deters show began in the very first race with Fox Valley Michael ($2.80) posting his third straight win in a $7,000 pace in 1:55. Owned by the Fishman Stables of Tavernier, it was the f...
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Green River Gorge rockets to 1:49 Hoosier Park triumph

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
The duo of Green River Gorge and Rick Schaut fired down the stretch to win the $23,000 Invitational Pace Saturday, June 7 at Hoosier Park. The timer stopped at 1:49.0, marking the second fastest mile ever paced over the seven-eighths mile oval. Charging out of the gate, Green River Gorge took the early lead over the seven horse field like a bullet. Racing past the quarter-mile mark in :25.2, Gree...
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New lifetime mark for Maxine\'s Menace, Marohn bags four

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. was on a hot streak on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Marohn made the trip to the winner’s circle four times on the eleven race card. His fourth came in the second division, first leg of the Tioga State Bank pacing series with heavy favorite Maxine’s Menace. It was the fourth win of the year for the 5-year old Cambest son and the mile of 1:53 established a new lifetime mark. ...
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Another record performance for Sheer Brilliance

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
After pacing in 1:50.4 last week to set a new seasonal national record for three-year-old geldings on a 5/8 mile track, Sheer Brilliance [$4.40, $2.80, $2.10] outdid himself with a mile in 1:50.3 this week, winning a $22,700 division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday. Driven by Victor Kirby from post three, the Blissfull Hall gelding sped off of the gate to l...
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American Lane establishes new Yonkers track record

on 06/07/2008 2:00 AM
Returning from a late-spring break, Yonkers Raceway offered up Saturday night\'s trio of $30,000 Open Handicaps, with a new track record to show for it. American Lane (Jeff Gregory, four winners on the 11-race card), the odds-on favorite, held off No More Gold N (Greg Grimosre) in the weekly featured trot, prevailing in 1:55.1. That effort was a tick faster than the mare Victor\'s Vicky\'s perform...
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Illinois court rules Chicago casinos must pay surchage to tracks

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the four casino riverboats in the Chicago area must pay a surcharge to the racetracks, reversing an earlier decision that said the casinos were unconstitutionally targeted by a 2006 law that required they pay three percent of their receipts to the tracks.   The four casino boats had previously alleged the bill—that applied only to casinos ...
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Self Possessed sweep at the Meadowlands

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Nautical Notion stole the lead at the quarter and held on to win the second leg of the $30,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at the Meadowlands Thursday night, with Azur capturing the second division. Trained and driven by Jan Johnson, Nautical Notion raced to victory in 1:54.4. Atomic Hall made a late rally down the stretch to finish second by a nose.  Nautica...
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Saratoga feature won with power

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
After crossing the wire second in each of her last three starts, including consecutive defeats by a neck, J Power rewarded her loyal backers with a half-length victory on Thursday when taking the $5,500 featured non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in a lifetime-best 2:01.2. Driven from post four by Jay Randall, J Power dropped back to fifth place through the early stages of the Thur...
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