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Duneside Perch wins NJSS final in 1:50.2

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
Duneside Perch coasted to a stakes record 1:50.2 win in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for two-year-old pacing colts on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driver Ron Pierce hustled Duneside Perch to the lead before the half and the colt pulled away to a two and a quarter-length win in the evening\'s fifth race. Cold Cape Cod drafted behind Duneside Perch the whole way and held...
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8 straight wins for Southwind Tempo

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo posted her eighth straight victory of the season in winning a Valley Forge early-closer division winners at Harrah’s Chester Thursday, pacing to a 2 3/4-length score in 1:50.3 despite starting from post eight. The other winners were Art’s Fantasy (1:51.2), Captiva Island (1:52.1) and Artcotic (1:51).   Southwind Tempo was making her first start since racing to a victory ...
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Real Desire to shuttle to NZ

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
The pacing stallion Real Desire, the sire of Meadowlands Pace contenders Tell All and Running Book, will be shuttling to New Zealand soon to stand at stud at Alabar Farm for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. He will return next February to continue standing at stud in the U.S. under the management of Brittany Stallion Management.   \"He needs to be in New Zealand by Se...
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Okuskos Win 5 Thursday at Vernon

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Howard Okusko, Jr. and his father, trainer Howard, Sr., enjoyed a successful evening at Vernon Downs on Thursday.   Okusko, Jr., a third-generation horseman at the Downs, posted four victories during Thursday’s 10-race program, including one in the featured pace with Wanda’s Choice, while his dad’s charge, The Big Cat, captured the night’s top trotting test.   Okusko, ...
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Filly beats Hambo eligibles

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
One of only three fillies in the $30,000 3-year-old Open Trot on Friday the 13th at the Meadowlands, Maryanne K won in 1:53.4. Racing against five Hambletonian eligibles the Mike Lachance driven filly trotted home in :27.4 to win her third of the year in a new lifetime best. Taking cover after the :55.3 half Maryanne K picked up the speed halfway down the stretch after a 1:25.2 third quarter. H...
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Pampered Princess takes Del Miller Memorial Final

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell and Pampered Princess led virtually gate to wire to win the Del Miller Memorial Final at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:53.2.  The win, the fourth in a row for the Andover Hall three-year-old filly, makes her harness racing\'s newest millionaire.   Charging to the front from the gate, Pampered Princess relinquished the lead to Possess the Magic ...
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Did you race at Northfield in 1957?

on 07/12/2007 2:56 PM
Northfield Park is looking for anyone who participated in the track\'s opening night card on Friday, Aug. 23, 1957, so they can help celebrate the track\'s 50th anniversary. Back on Aug. 23, 1957, the track offered nine races with the first race a class D trot won by Bunter’s Boy in 2:12, driven by Bill Popfinger.   The feature race, an invitational handicap pace for a purse of ...
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Jeannot back at The Meadows

on 07/12/2007 12:17 PM
Mike Jeannot, formerly a legislative lobbyist and racing executive for Ladbrokes and then Magna Entertainment at The Meadows, has joined Millenium Gaming, the Las Vegas-based gaming company which now owns The Meadows.   Magna Entertainment presently operates the harness racing operations at The Meadows for Millenium Gaming. Jeannot will serve as Director of Administration for Raci...
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Miss Scarlett a NJSS champion

on 07/12/2007 10:30 AM
Miss Scarlett, a $32,000 yearling purchase for owners Charles, Julie and Francene Nash, got up in the final strides to win the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for 2-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.  Driven by Andy Miller and trained by his wife, Julie, Miss Scarlett bested JK Getupngo by a neck in 1:54.1 over the sloppy track. \"I just floated out of the...
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Muscles Yankee sons sweep NJSS

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
Sons of Muscles Yankee swept two divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, with the winners Blue York Yankee (1:58.2) and Deweycheatumnhowe (1:57.4).   Blue York Yankee, a son of Muscles Yankee and the $500,000-plus winner Vernon Blue Chip, won by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:58.2. Blue York Yankee is a brother to such notables as Self Obses...
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Record Pick 4 pool at Big M

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
An all-time high carry-over fueled a record $268,176 Pick 4 pool on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Upset winners on the Saturday card produced a $47,935 carryover heading into Wednesday night\'s Pick 4.   However, the carry-over stopped there as the first or second choices in the betting prevailed in all four legs, races six through nine.  Deweycheatumnhowe [$3.80], Miss Scar...
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No violations in Chester sweep

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
The Investigation and Enforcement division of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission yesterday conducted an Integrity Search at Harrah’s Chester racino, but no violations were found. The searches, overseen by Commission Director of Investigation and Enforcement Walt Remmert, were performed by members of the Commission’s Integrity team from the Harrisburg Executive Office, Harrah’s Chest...
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Tetrick taking shot with Lynx

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
As far as victories go, driver Tim Tetrick is piling them up faster than anyone who came before him, but the 25-year-old dynamo will be going after his biggest signature victory with Southwind Lynx Saturday night in the Meadowlands Pace.   In June, Tetrick drove to a record 120 victories for the month, which puts his season total at 633 through July 11. The sport\'s rising star is taking de...
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Frank Kukurin dies in Florida

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
Frank Kukurin, 57, whose family campaigned the 1970s pacing star Whata Baron, died July 3 at the home of his sister Judy in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 57.   Mr. Kurkurin and his family, including his father, Peter and mother Margaret, traveled from track to track from their home in the Pittsburg area to follow Whata Baron’s racing career. Although they sold the pacer Jeanette and Edward ...
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Photo Maxx, Prayer I Am win trot Qs at Big M

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
Photo Maxx, a Hambletonian-eligible colt by SJ’s Photo, won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in 1:55.2, defeating another Hambo eligible, Flirtin Man, by a neck.   Photo Maxx was making his first start of the year for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson after a 4—1-1-0 freshman season in 2006. A $50,000 yearling purchase at Lexington, he is owned by Photo Max...
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Reynolds action at Pocono

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell left his imprint on Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon, picking up three wins to highlight W.N. Reynolds Stakes action. The Reynolds races are the feature of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono. On Tuesday, there were six divisions held for 2-year-old fillies on the trot and two more held for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace. Campbell piloted a pair of fil...
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Last year\'s NYSS champ sets mark

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
Last year\'s 2006 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) trotting colt champion Hitwiththeladies started things off with a 1:54.4 track record performance while capturing the first of six NYSS divisions at Vernon Downs on Tuesday night.   Competing in the second of 12 Tuesday events, a $25,769 division of the $154,614 NYSS test for 3-year-old male trotters, Hitwiththeladies sparred with Jack’s ...
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New medication rules in KY

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has issued a notice to remind horsemen that it has promulgated new medication rules and penalties governing Standardbred racing in Kentucky that became effective as of June 1, 2007.   811 Kentucky Administrative Regulation (KAR) 1:090 provides for the new medication rules under which racing will be conducted.   811 KAR 1:095 provides for the ...
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Big races will influence driver tourney

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
The road to the Tioga Downs first annual driver’s championship will have its last key stop with the $1 million Meadowlands Pace final on Saturday. The top seven money-winning drivers will be invited to participate at Tioga on Sunday, July 29, for prize money of $32,000.   With the post position draw for the Meadowlands Pace and driver changes on a few key horses, it is goin...
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