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Halls Of Gold cruises in sloppy Speedy Rodney

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Tina and Patrick Graham’s Halls Of Gold may have made a break in his last start but the son of Band’s Gold Chip had no trouble getting over a sloppy surface on Tuesday night as he trotted to an impressive seven-length victory in the $15,000 Speedy Rodney Stake at Balmoral Park.   With a spring downpour turning the track into a sea of mud and reducing visibility, driver Brandon Sim...
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Pacific Philly wins Dover feature

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Tight finishes marked the Tuesday distaff features at Dover Downs where Pacific Philly won the feature, Bikini Bottom the $24,000 mares winners-over pace, and Fritzie Bunny the $22,000 mares winners-over pace. In the $25,000 feature, Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Bob Messick\'s Pacific Philly out of fifth after the half and followed Dream-A-While with Tim Tetrick battling race favorite Ball Gown...
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Barlett still two shy of two grand; Levy splits drawn

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett pitched a shutout--and not the good one--Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway, leaving him two wins away from 2,000 in his career, as Yonkers\' leading driver, who sniffed the milestone after a five-win night Monday, was blanked in eight drives during the 12-race program. After a day of R&R, Bartlett, his friends and family as well as Yonkers are back at it Thursday, wit...
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Casper makes friends with bettors at Meadows

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Casperdfrendlyhors was frighteningly good on Tuesday at The Meadows, using a pocket trip to take the $13,000 opening leg of the South Strabane Trot, a series for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Unraced at two, Casperdfrendlyhors broke stride in his career debut but now has ripped off three consecutive wins for trainer-owner Bill Bercury. On Tuesday, the gelded son of SJ\'s Photo settled in b...
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Court held in Pocono winner\'s circle

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Conway Court, a 17-1 longshot, survived a tough outside trip to get up and win the featured $22,000 Open Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon. Conway Court left from the far outside post in a field of eight and sat back while Rose Run Flash set early fractions of :27.1 and :57. Driver Dan Dube sent Conway Court to the outside at the three-eighths mark and finally wre...
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Hazel Park: Las Vegas here we come!

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
For the first time ever, Hazel Park Harness Raceway\'s signal will be accepted in Nevada racebooks starting Monday, April 21, with bettors in Nevada able to wager on the Monday and Tuesday night programs. The 2008 meet begins Friday, April 18, with racing Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:25 p.m.   \"Our signal will be accepted by at least 60 locations and it could be ...
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Meadowlands raises Pick 4 guarantees

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
The best bet at the Meadowlands will get even better on April 19 when the track will raise the guaranteed pools for its popular Pick 4 wager to $75,000 on Saturdays and $35,000 on weeknights. The Pick 4 pool has averaged $71,698 nightly since the start of the 2008 meet.Offered on races six through nine, the Pick 4 features a 15-percent takeout, one of the lowest in the racing industry. T...
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Tattoo Hall tattoos Monticello feature

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
With a burst of speed Tattoo Hall circled the pacesetter Great Baldini as the field headed up the backstretch and gained command at the three-quarter pole before going on to score a victory in Monticello Raceway\'s pacing feature on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-year-old Jordan Stratton handled the driving chores for co-owner and trainer Luanne Kroninger and guided the 6-year-old Ca...
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1:52.2 world record by Enough Talk in Classic Trot

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella won his first start of the season, My Little Dragon handed Southwind Tempo her first setback of the season, Enough Talk pulled off an upset, and Buck I St Pat rolled on in $85,000 Classic Series openers on a chilly Monday, April 7, at Dover Downs.   Tim Tetrick won four races and one of his victories featured a track record-setting performance by Buck I St Pat, who scored in ...
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55 wins for Abbey Road C

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
The ageless Abbey Road C turned in another flawless effort for driver Keith Jones in winning Monday night\'s $45,000(C) Open Trot at Woodbine Racetrack and, in the process, equaled his lifetime record of 1:52.4. The 9-year-old gelding followed the pacesetting Starsel through fractions of :26.2, :56.1 and 1:25.1, before sailing past that rival in the stretch and widening out to a three-length vi...
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Celias Counsel gets underway at Woodbine

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Only Lonely and Sophisticat both used similar front-end tactics to deliver victories in Monday\'s opening leg of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. In the opening $18,000(C) split, Luc Ouellette fired Only Lonely straight to the top from post five in the shortened field and never looked back through splits of :28.3, 1:00.2 and 1:30.2. The daughter o...
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Barlett just a pair away from 2,000 wins

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett, Yonkers Raceway\'s leading driver, won five races Monday night and now stands just two victories away from 2,000 in his career. Bartlett, particiapting in all but one of the dozen races, swept the  $54.50 \"deuces wild\" early daily double with the pacer Build a Fire ($7.80) and the trotter Kay\'s Hall ($7.20). He handily won the third with the pacer Let\'s Roll Joe ($4.20),...
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A grande victory at The Meadows

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Sent on a seemingly hopeless first-over mission, Vesuvio Grande paced a remarkable back half in :55.2 and captured the $20,000 Open Preferred Handicap Pace on Monday at The Meadows. Fox Valley Armor, the 3-5 favorite, got to the half in a comfortable :57.1, leaving Vesuvio Grande with little choice but to attack from third without cover. The son of Arturo, with Mike Wilder at the helm, did ...
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Gingrich suffers minor injuries in Pocono spill

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Mark Gingrich was injured in a fall during the third race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Monday afternoon. Gingrich was helped into an ambulance after the accident and taken for further observation. The accident occurred when Hipo Final Combat, the horse Gingrich was driving, tripped over another falling horse at the top of the stretch. Gingrich was thrown from the sulky to the ground....
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Fifth filly for Moni Maker

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
The great international trotter Moni Maker 1:52.1 ($5.5 million) has given birth to another filly, delivering a bay daughter by Chocolatier on Monday night at Lindy Farms in Connecticut, and will next be bred to 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover.   The filly is Moni Maker\'s fifth in a row. The Speedy Crown mare\'s first foal, Touch Of Moni 2, 1:57.1, is by Valley Vi...
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Harrah\'s Chester hosts first qualifiers of 2008

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Four qualifying races were contested on Tuesday morning at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack as the track prepares for its third season of live racing. Tim Tetrick, Tony Morgan, and Cat Manzi—three of the sport\'s top drivers—were all on hand for the first of three pre-meet qualifying cards. Bret\'s New Journey (Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:55.3, holding off stablem...
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Hogies Cam wins sixth straight; Parker involved in spill

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Hogies Cam won his sixth consecutive race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon in a time of 1:56.1. A recent $5,000 claim by trainer Bob Beauregard’s patron Charles Strukel, the pacer scored his third victory in a row for his new owner, all in the $10,000 claiming ranks. Jordan “The Kid” Stratton guided the 10-year-old Camluck gelding to a wire-to-wire victory in the first rac...
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With six in the winner\'s circle you get Tetrick

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick won the last five races on a six-win night while a pair of fast finishes paved the way for Menno Boy and Fine-Tune to post impressive wins over a track labeled as \"good\" at Dover Downs on Sunday.   In the feature, Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Menno Boy off the rail turning for home and chopped down the leader, 38-1 Mountain Air and Corey Callahan, in the stretch for a 1:53.2 victo...
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Kinsel, Westside Gritty take weekend stakes at Balmoral

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
It was a chalk player’s delight as the 2008 stakes season got underway on Saturday at Balmoral Park with Gordon and Claudia Wright’s Kinsel starting the proceedings with an easy wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s $15,000 Taurus Bomber for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts. Hustled right to the front from post position two by driver Brent Holland, the son of...
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Meadowlands to host Kindergarten legs

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
The 2008 edition of the Kindergarten Classic for 2 year olds will see two of the six series legs raced at the Meadowlands during the month of July. Launched in 2006, the Kindergarten series is designed to provide experience gathering races for freshman trotters and pacers while offering generous purses of $10,000 for each leg and an estimated $85,000 for the finals. It has proven a valuable t...
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