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Three drivers go down in Big M accident

on 08/02/2007 2:00 AM
Three drivers were thrown from their race bikes, but no serious injuries were reported after an accident in the sixth race at the Meadowlands Friday night. The horses involved also were reported to have suffered only minor injuries.   Thrown from thier bikes were Yannick Gingras, Andy Miller and Tim Tetrick. Miller returned to drive in the last three races of the evening. Tetrick&...
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Batavia records in jeopardy in NYSS races

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
The stakes season kicks into high gear Wednesday night at Batavia Downs Gaming, with five divisions of New York Sire Stakes 3 year-old colts and gelding pacers set to do battle for total purses of more than $160,000. First race post time is 7:35 p.m.   Six track records have been set since racing resumed in 2002 at America’s oldest lightest Standardbred track. One that sti...
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Paula\'s Best sets Vernon track record

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacer Paula\'s Best broke the Vernon Downs track record Tuesday night when she captured the opening division of the $156,556 New York Sire Stakes in 1:51.2.   Competing in the second race, Paulas Best idled in sixth off the starting gate, advanced to fourth at the half, reached in :54.3, then turned on the afterburners. The bay daughter of Pro Bono Best flashed int...
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Invitro sets all-time Canadian record

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
Not only did Invitro set a new Georgian Downs track record for older pacing mares Tuesday night in the $113,000(C) Masters Pacing Series final, she also established a new Canadian record for her division with her 1:50.4 effort.   Invitro led at every quarter station for driver Paul MacDonell, crossing the wire 2 1/4 lengths ahead of runner-up To Helen Back, who had made a first-o...
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Athena Hanover remains unbeaten in PASS

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
Unbeaten Athena Hanover continued her march to what her connections hope will be a Pennsylvania championship, capturing a division of the $120,115 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday night at The Meadows. The stake, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over seven divisions. Tarport Majorette and Excellent Caviar dead heated for win, with the other sp...
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Badlands Nitro explodes off gate to win MSRF split

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
Badlands Nitro showed tremendous gate speed to secure a seat near the front of the field from post eight, winning a $29,100 division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday.   The Badlands Hanover colt, co-owned by John Celii and Teague Inc., gained the lead with a :28.2 opening quarter. Driver Wayne Long eased back ...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. buys into Deweycheatumnhowe

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
Walnut Hall Ltd. has purchased a 50 percent interest in the undefeated 2-year-old trotting colt Deweycheatumnhowe. The purchase was announced by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd., which is owned by his wife, Meg Jewett.   Ray Schnittker, who selected and developed Deweycheatumnhowe, will remain the trainer and driver, and Schnittker and his three partners, Frank Baldassare, Ted...
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Campbell to take his shot with Flirtin Man

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
With an unequaled six Hambletonians to his credit, John Campbell has many favorite moments in the trotting classic--his first win with the great Mack Lobell [1987]; the one trained by his brother, Tagliabue [1995], and the icing on his comeback from injury, the triumph with Glidemaster [2006].   For the first time in his illustrious career, Campbell will drive in the $1.5 million Hambletoni...
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Too Salty would be a sweet winner

on 08/01/2007 2:00 AM
This Saturday, Donald Bartling hopes to enjoy a sweet victory at the Meadowlands with a colt named Too Salty. Bartling, an engineer for Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, is the sole owner of Hambletonian finalist Too Salty. His colt is rated at 15-1 from post five in the Hambletonian Final on Saturday.   Trained by Doug Miller, Too Salty finished second to Adrian Chip in his elimination r...
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A raging win in Dream Maker Series

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
Roberts Rage prevailed in an action-packed single $15,000(C) division in Monday night\'s second round of the Dream Maker Pacing Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. With Rick Zeron at the controls, the Carl Jamieson-trained son of Artsplace-Michelles Revenge sat well off a hot first half of :55.1, supplied by battling leaders Shadow Play and Lyons Geoff, and swept ...
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Andover America fastest in PASS splits

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
On the lead at every call in his previous victories, Andover America unveiled a new wrinkle Monday night at The Meadows, rating in the pocket and firing late to remain undefeated and capture the fastest split of a $118,540 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman trotting colts.   The stake, known as the Florida Pro, was contested over six divisions, with Production, Lancer Springs, Pembroke L...
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The Meadows shows rise in handle, attendance

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced wagering and attendance has increased at its harness racing track from a year ago. Beginning with the opening of its new temporary casino on June 11, The Meadows examined a six-week period ending on July 22.   Wagering on races at The Meadows increased from $840,626 last year to $907,884 in 2007. Simulcast wagers experienced a modest bum...
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Reminder: Adios box closes Monday morning

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
Owners and trainers of horses pointing for the $450,000 Adios Pace on Saturday, Aug. 11, are hereby reminded that the box for the Adios closes on Monday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. If there any are questions about the Adios, please contact The Meadows’ director of racing Tom Leasure at (724) 225-9300.   The post position draw for the Pace for the Orchids is scheduled for Monday evening, prior to ...
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Posts picked for $1.5 million trotting classic

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover has been installed the even-money morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands, leaving from post two after trainer Steve Elliott chose that starting slot at the press conference/draw held Tuesday afternoon.   Elliott had third pick for Donato Hanover in the draw among Hambletonian elimination winners. Trainer Robert Bergh had first pick...
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Possess The Magic favored in Oaks

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
Possess The Magic is the 9-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands, with trainer Ron Gurfein choosing post two at the press conference/draw Tuesday afternoon. Gurfein, who has won three Hambletonians, is aiming for his first-ever Oaks title with the world-champion filly.   Gurfein earned the right to pick the post aft...
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Can Adrian Chip duplicate Scarlet Knight?

on 07/31/2007 2:00 AM
Six years after Scarlet Knight and Stefan Melander took the Hambletonian trophy back to Sweden, Adrian Chip and Robert Bergh could do the same. After winning their elimination last Saturday at the Meadowlands, Bergh chose post position three at Tuesday’s press conference/draw for this Saturday’s $1.5 million Hambletonian.   It was an amazing thing that happened in the 2001 Hambo when Me...
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Drivers\' Championship ends in a dead heat

on 07/30/2007 2:00 AM
The First Annual $32,000 Drivers\' Championship Sunday at Tioga Downs was a huge success that wound up in a first-place tie between Yannick Gingras and Brian Sears. With first-place money of $18,000 and second-place money of $5,000, each of the two \"dead-heat\" drivers will receive $11,500   Jody Jamieson came in third ($3,000) with the other drivers finishing in the following or...
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Spare Time Rozie equals Canadian record

on 07/30/2007 2:00 AM
Spare Time Rozie equaled the Canadian record for older trotting mares Sunday night at Mohawk Raceway, winning in 1:52.1 for trainer-driver Rick Zeron.   Zeron moved Spare Time Rozie to the lead at the half and then cruised home to win by 6 1/ 4 lengths over Railroad Ron. The win was her third straight and the time equaled Peaceful Way\'s Mohawk and Canadian record set in 2005 i...
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Majestic Son wins Frank Ryan Memorial

on 07/30/2007 2:00 AM
The reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son won Sunday\'s $15,250(C) Frank Ryan Memorial Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway with a track-record 1:53 victory for driver Trevor Ritchie.   Ritchie moved Majestic Son to the lead shortly before the half and then coasted home with a four-length margin over the field. Armbro Chronicle finished second with JM Vangogh third. The time set a new...
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Bingham dies at age 12

on 07/30/2007 2:00 AM
The 12-year-old gelding Bingham, a winner of 113 races and $328,688, died Friday, July 29, at Michigan State University\'s veterinary school. According to trainer Gene Miller, Bingham suffered a severe bout of colic early in the day and Miller and his wife, Linda, had transported him to Michigan State for surgery, but he died soon after arriving.   Bingham\'s passin...
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