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Victor\'s Vicky sets 1:55.2 track mark in Open Handicap

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Victor\'s Vicky not only beat the boys into submission Friday night, she beat \'em into the record book, trotting the fastest mile in Yonkers Raceway history. The 5-year-old mare won the $30,000 Open Handicap in 1:55.2, knocking one-fifth of a second off Stacelita\'s (another lass) previous standard, which had stood since last Sept. 7.  It was also a lifetime-best effort for Miss Vicky. Wit...
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San Remo Kosmos wires Su Mac Lad leg in 1:53.1

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
San Remo Kosmos and Andy Miller went wire to wire Firday night and captured the $50,000 second leg of the Su Mac Lad Series for free-for-all trotters in 1:53.1 at the Meadowlands, defeating Before He Cheats by two lengths.   Leaving from the outside post in the six-horse field, San Remo Kosmos was rushed right to the lead and was never headed as he trotted fractions of :27.4, :56.2 and...
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Golden Falcon N holds on to win at Pompano in 1:53

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
After three early lead changes, Golden Falcon N and driver David Ingraham took command of the lead for good and just held on at the wire Friday at the Isle Pompano Park in winning the $11,000 mares winners-over pace by a long nose in 1:53.   The fourth race featured pace started out with Cape Cove Daisy (Gaston Lareau) the first to show on the lead from the starting gate as Catalina M...
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Get A Cab wins third straight in 1:53.3 at Vernon

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
The fleet-footed pacer Get A Cab and the industrious trotter Double D Fine became the initial two-time winners of the season at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Get A Cab captured the $8,500 eighth event, the week\'s Open test for female pacers, with a career-fastest 1:53.3 mile, while Double D Fine remained unbeaten in two season\'s starts after a life\'s best 1:57.2 performance in the evening\'s $4...
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Carter In Motion, Amillionpennies win sereis splits at Woodbine

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Carter in Motion kicked off the Ontario Sired Spring Pacing Series with a 2 1/2-length win over Lucky Feather in 1:53 Friday night at Woodbine.Paul MacDonell guided the Camotion gelding from up close to his third career win for trainer Scott Barr and owner-breeder Tony Aarts of Putnam.Castlecary Wildcat was third.Carter in Motion, who closed with a :27.2 final quarter, was a $4.20 winner.Amillionp...
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Muscles To Spare romps to 1:53.2 win at Pocono in series final

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Muscles To Spare romped to a 6 3/4-length win in the final of the Wyoming Valley Trot late closer series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday afternoon, pocketing the winner’s share of the $28,500 purse with a 1:53.2 mile. Muscles To Spare, a 5-year-old stallion sired by Muscles Yankee, left from the post two in a field of nine as the 6-5 favorite.  He settled in&nb...
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EJ\'s Copperstone captures Sire Stakes in 1:55.3 at Hoosier

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
EJ’s Copperstone and Don Irvine Jr. had a blowout victory in the first leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers at Hoosier Park Friday. The Indiana-bred pacer crossed the line in 1:55.3 to earn the $12,000 purse. Electric’s Winner and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. had an early 2 1/2-length lead at the quarter-mile marker in :28.1. Heading toward the half-way point, EJ...
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Smooth Jazz, My fanny take Sire Stakes at Cal-Expo

on 04/26/2008 2:00 AM
Two California Sires Stakes, each for a purse of $15,000, on both the trot and the pace, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (April 25), on which the freshmen champs Smooth Jazz and My Fanny strutted their stuff.   On the trotting side, Smooth Jazz and trainer Tim Maier would float out for a seat from post-position eight in the field of the same number.    Tucking in sixt...
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Sophomore filly lowers career mark in series final

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
The duo of Bogo\'s Dream and driver Brad Hanners finished strong down the stretch to win the $14,000 final of the Miss Windfall Thursday at Hoosier Park in 1:54.2. Right out of the gate, Gorgeous Forever and Don Eash took control of the lead with Dark Traveler, driven by Jason Dillander, and Skyway Happy, controlled by Brandon Bates right behind. Reaching the quarter-mile mark in a time...
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Bouchard wins half of Yonkers card

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offered 10 full races Thursday night, and Stephane Bouchard won half. Bouchard, in a ding-dong battle with Jason Bartlett for \'08 local driving honors, wasted no time getting his picture taken. He won the $5,000 pacing opener with odds-on Electric Blanket ($3.20) in a season\'s-best 1:56.4. He then swept the $13.80 early daily double, taking the $9,500, second-race trot wit...
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Don Giovanni wins Tie Silk final

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Don Giovanni trotted a stakes record 1:54.3 to take Thursday\'s $49,200(C) Tie Silk final for 3 year olds at Woodbine. Jack Moiseyev drove the bay son of Yankee Glide to the five-length victory for trainer Anders Wolden and owner Ely Iversen of Moffat. Don Giovanni sat second through an opening split of :28.1, set by Moon Dreamer, but took the lead around the first turn and was never headed (:5...
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Filly trotter charges to victory in Chartiers Township

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Charged Freight pulled the pocket early but had plenty of trot left for the lane as she captured the $31,000 final of the Chartiers Township Trot for 3-year-old fillies on Thursday at The Meadows. The daughter of SJ\'s Photo scored in a career-best 1:57.4, a head better than her entrymate, AJ\'s Baby. Elizabeth Lane, who cut the mile, finished third by 2 1/4 lengths. Ray Paver drove Charged...
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Coleman contingent now in New Jersey

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Already a top trainer in her native Canada, Casie Coleman is expanding her stable with a string of horses racing at the Meadowlands. The 27 year old has a list of credits that few conditioners could match at her young age, including two world champions, American Ideal (1:47.4, $786,055) and Moving Pictures (1:49.3, $1,138,147), and a pair of O’Brien Awards as Canada’s Trainer of the Year....
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Tioga\'s calling all $10,000 claimers

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
How’d you like to race your $10,000 claimer against other $10,000 claimers for a purse of around $100,000? Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not.   Tioga Downs will offer horsemen this opportunity with the second edition of the Rags to Riches late-closer. The conditions of the race call for nominees to have started for a base claiming price of $10,000 or less between April 1 and Ma...
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Harness racing\'s new act of Durkin and Spadaro

on 04/25/2008 2:00 AM
Durkin and Spadaro. A new vaudeville team? A fledgling law firm? A poor imitation of Bonnie and Clyde? None of the above. Tom Durkin--the renown, 57-year-old announcer of Thoroughbred racing at Belmont Park, Saratoga and Aqueduct, voice of the Triple Crown and voice of the Breeders’ Cup for its first 22 years--has joined forces with his buddy Joe Spadaro--a 65-year-old former harness t...
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A knockout punch delivered in Hoosier final

on 04/24/2008 2:00 AM
Racing down the stretch, Blue Punch, driven by Shawn Christner, was able to pull away from his competitors to win the $14,000 final of the Jerry Landess Series Wednesday at Hoosier Park.   Out of the gate, Blue Punch took the early lead with This Guy Can Fly, controlled by Don Eash, and Love The Band, managed by Jay Cross, right behind. Nearing the quarter-mile marker in a time of :27.1, th...
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Vicki Gram wins Harrington mares open trot

on 04/24/2008 2:00 AM
Art Stafford\'s Vicki Gram ($7.80, Art Stafford Jr.) set all the fractions and captured the $20,500 Mares Open Trot in 1:57.1 Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Valley Victor mare earned her first win in four starts this year and 16th in her career. Go Sassy Go battled first-over and held second and Nikki\'s Game was third. Bob Stevenson and Eric Davis\' 14-year-old Stormont Norths...
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Gale warning posted in Pompano winner\'s circle

on 04/24/2008 2:00 AM
Gale Warning ($2.60) gave notice that he has returned to his winning ways with a three-quarter length triumph Wednesday at the isle pompano park in the $10,000 featured trot. Driven by Wally Hennessey, Gale Warning covered the one-mile race in 1:56.3 for his second win this year for the Lorenzo, Gentile and Pomtambo Stables of Boca Raton. Classical Man (Daryl Bier) was second with last week...
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Celii busts out in 27th in $13 million WPT championship

on 04/24/2008 2:00 AM
Prominent owner John Celii busted out Wednesday on Day 4 of the World Poker Tour No-Limit Hold\'em Championship at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, finishing 27th in the field of 545 and earning a prize of $79,145. Celii, of Chadds Ford, Pa., campaigned among others 1998 Breeders Crown winner Badlands Hanover.   The tournament, which concludes Saturday has a total prize pool of $13...
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Horse owner, community leader Dr. Tom King Jr. dies at 83

on 04/24/2008 2:00 AM
Dr. Thomas William King Jr., a former director of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and a longtime Standardbred owner who campaigned the Ohio Hall of Famer Berlin Flyer, died Sunday, April 20, at his home in Butler, Pa., at the age of 83. Dr. King’s son, Tom III, is also a Standardbred owner and won the 2005 Peter Haughton Memorial with Keystone Savage.   Born in Grove City, Pa....
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