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Sand shooter debuts with PASS victory in 1:51.1 at The Meadows

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Sand Shooter, runner-up in last year\'s Breeders Crown for pacing freshmen, launched his 3-year-old campaign impressively Friday at The Meadows by effortlessly taking a division of a $202,360 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, scoring in 1:51.1 over a sloppy track.The stake, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested over five divisions, with Upfront Hannahsboy, Mystery Chase, Sheer Brilliance and Truponder ...
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Freddy Scooter, Robin I Scoot capture Sire Stakes leg splits

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
FreddyScooter, driven by Brad Hanners, raced down the stretch to win the second leg of the Indiana Sires Stakes Friday, May 9, at Hoosier Park. The lightly raced sophomore gave sire I Scoot Hanover a sweep in the three-year-old colt and gelding pacing division as Robin I Scoot won the other division of the event. Racing out of the gate, Rocknroll Band, guided by Don Irvine Jr., dashed out to take...
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Velvet Eileen gets the best of Hypnotize at Pompano Park

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Velvet Eileen ($4.00) just held on at the wire to win the $10,000 Winners-Over Pace for Mares Friday by a head at the isle pompano park in 1:54. She was able to “return the favor” after losing last week’s top pace by a head to Hypnotize.   Leading from start to finish for driver Wally Hennessey, it was just as tough a battle this week as it was last week.   Starting from post ...
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Smooth Jazz remains undefeated with CASS score

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies, on both gaits, were featured at Cal-Expo in $15,000 Sire Stakes  Friday night, with Smooth Jazz remaining undefeated while My Fanny showed her durability.   On the trotting side, the 1-9 heavily favored Smooth Jazz and trainer Tim Maier would half float out at the back from post six in the field of a half-dozen.  With Maier keeping his talented filly off the pyl...
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Whittemore drive four winners, leads colony at Vernon Downs

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Jimmy Whittemore drove four winners during Friday night\'s nine-race card at Vernon Downs, including My Girl Lora in the weekly feature for female pacers.   Facing seven speedy distaffers in Friday\'s eighth event, My Girl Lora advanced from fourth at the quarter into the lead before the half, reached in :57.3.  Whittemore kept the 5-year-old mare on the bit throughout the remaind...
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Marohn wins three at Monticello, reaches 5,000 plateau

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
At Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, May 8, “the Mighty Mite,” Jimmy Marohn, notched his 5,000th career victory when he reined Ettore Annunziata’s Vince The Prince to a 2:00, wire-to-wire victory in the fifth race on the card. It was one of three winners on the card for Marohn, who also guided Four Starzzz Stables\' Four Starz Breeze to a 2:04.4 trotting victory in the second race ...
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Tremendous Hit, JK Pure Pearl win Yonkers features

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
An invincible invader and a Westchester workhorse won Friday night\'s soggy, $30,000 co-features at Yonkers Raceway. Tremendous Hit, out every step, grinded by in the Open Handicap Trot. With trainer/driver Joe Anderson accompanying from the Land of Lincoln, Tremendous Hit--in his first start at a track not named Balmoral since last October--floated out from post positiion six. Armbro Barrister...
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Maeve Hanover rebounds from last week\'s break to win in 1:52.1

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Maeve Hanover rebounded from a break in stride at the start last week to post a dominant 1:52.1 victory in Thursday night’s $76,500 Princess Pacing Series final for 3-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack.   The clocking equaled her lifetime mark which was taken in round one of the series on April 24 at Woodbine.   Leaving from post six in the final, driver Mario Baillargeon opted ...
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Mother\'s Day card at Big M features Southwind Tempo

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo headlines the $90,000 Matriarch Stakes for free for all  for mares on a special matinee card at the Meadowlands on Mother\'s Day this Sunday. Post time is 1:10 p.m.  Rated at 3-5 on the morning line, the millionairess counts the Overbid Final among her six wins this season at the Meadowlands. Lifetime, she has won 24 of 30 starts for trainer Kevin Lare. Later on...
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Mucho Sleazy: Serious on the track, goofy off the track

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Though he may be a goof around the barn, Berry’s Creek favorite Mucho Sleazy is all business when he hits the track. \"Mucho Sleazy was very good at two,\" said trainer Ken Rucker. \"We raced him in series early on and he carried it all the way to November. That\'s not easy for a 2 year old to do. He just kept getting better and better, but he was a bit of a \'hammerhead.’ He\'d do goofy t...
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Four Starz Moxie is a work in progress

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Berry’s Creek finalist Four Starz Moxie is a work-in-progress for trainer Carmine Fusco. \"I have been fooling around with his bridle,\" Fusco said. \"He has worn three different bridles in his last three starts. I have not been happy, but we have to find the balance where he is not too hot, but it keeps his attention. He has been very accepting of the changes. I just want to get the best pe...
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After win at Harrah\'s Chester, Enough Talk shipping to Sweden

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
With a disappointing performance in the Su Mac Lad at the Meadowlands well behind him, Enough Talk was quick to return to his winning ways, turning in a 1:53.2 mile against open trotters at Harrah\'s Chester Thursday afternoon and is now headed to Sweden to race in the famed Elitlopp at Solvalla on May 25.   In a race devoid of early speed, the versatile Enough Talk ($3.40) went to the fron...
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Freshmen qualify at Harrington

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
In its fourth week of qualifying races this year, Harrington Raceway had it\'s first 2-year-olds qualify Thursday.  A pair of freshman colts owned by Russ Mackinnon and David Banks toured the half-mile oval. Complete Desire (Life Sign-Armbro Desire-Cam Fella) finished second in 2:02 with Jim Morand aboard, while Red River B (Red River Hanover-Betsy Ross-Nihilator) qualified in 2:04.3 wi...
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Daley Deposit Only sets Pompano qualifying mark of 1:51.2

on 05/09/2008 2:00 AM
Dan Daley’s three-year-old colt, Daley Deposit Only, scored the fastest qualifying race victory in the 44-year history of the isle pompano park Friday morning, stopping the teletimer in a blazing 1:51.2.   The sophomore son of Artiscape from the Niatross mare, Sassy Cessiann, trained and driven by Dan Daley, followed stablemate Life Sizzles (Bruce Ranger) out of the gate in the 4th race ...
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Kevlar Hanover wins third straight

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
The well-bred Kevlar Hanover ($3.40), a 3-year-old gelding by Allamerican Native out of the Niatross mare Krafty Kim (the dam of Klingon Hanover), posted his third straight victory with a lifetime best 1:53.4 victory at the isle pompano park Wednesday for driver Bruce Ranger.   Kevlar Hanover has improved with every start the last month at Pompano for trainer Peter Blood. Th...
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No elims for Graduate, Cutler

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
The $284,000 Graduate and $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial did not require elimination races, so all horses entered will advance to the finals on Saturday, May 17, at the Meadowlands.  Eleven of the sport’s top free-fo- all pacers will go postward in the Graduate final. The field is headed by Mr Feelgood, whose six wins this season include the finals of the Presidential at the Meadowland...
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New GM at Winbak Farm

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Garrett Bell has been named general manager at Winbak Farm, Chesapeake City, Md. With six years experience working at Winbak Farm and associated with former GM Joe McLead, Bell will handle the day-in day-out operations at Winbak Farm, one of the sport\'s major harness breeding operations.   A 1992 graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., the Mystic, Conn. born Bell spent a deca...
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Blue York Yankee, Share The Delight victorious

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Peter Haughton Memorial winner Blue York Yankee made his 3-year-old debut in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, and came away with a 1:55.4 victory, which is 2 and 2/5 seconds faster than his freshman record set in the Haughton final last August, the last time he raced.   Trainer Trond Smedshammer was in the bike as the Muscles Yankee colt took the lead after an opening quarte...
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Varenne mare wins Sweden\'s Queen\'s Trophy race

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Lie Detector, a granddaughter of the 1991 Hambletonian Oaks elim winner Good Lookin Mouse, won Sweden’s prestigious Queen’s Trophy at the Aby track in Gothenburg on Friday night, defeating Flea Southwind in the 2,140-meter race.   Orjan Kihlstrom drove Lie Detector to the victory for trainer Stefan Hultman and The Trotting Company ownership group, which has about 3,000 members. Margaret...
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Crevani taking a shot with Bullville Powerful in Berry\'s Creek

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
For decades, Stephen Crevani balanced a demanding career as a high-rise builder with his interest in breeding and racing harness horses, and he\'ll be taking a shot at his biggest win ever in harness racing when his 3-year-old Bullville Powerful competes in the $215,000 Berry\'s Creek at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Now that he is retired, the 66-year-old has been able to focus all of his atte...
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