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$23.80 for a NYSS cocktail

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
The locally-trained Amazing Grace scored in the $56,653 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday night at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. A total of more than $340,000 was distributed in six divisions to New York-breds during the evening.  Owned by Michael Polansky of Loudonville, N.Y., and trained by Saratoga horseman Dave Spagnola, the filly earned her second straight win a...
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Sporty fastest at Balmoral

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Racing fans got their first look at this year’s Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old filly pacing crop as a total of 13 youngsters met in a pair of $5,000 Egyptian Grande Stake divisions, with Dingy\'s Model and I\'m All Sport came up victorious.   In the opener, James and Terri Blackman’s homebred Dingy’s Model came flying down the lane to win her debut by three-quarters of...
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Morgan wins 5 at Harrington

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
M&M Harness Racing and Pat LaChance\'s Winbak Red ($4, Tony Morgan) broke his own track record for 4-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday with a 1:56.3 triumph at Harrington Raceway. The Muscles Yankee gelding grinded into the race first-over and cleared leader Go Nano Go late for his fifth win of the year for trainer Richard Ringler. It was one of five wins on the card for Morgan, who also...
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Buffalo hosts NYSS

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes will make its first stop at Buffalo Raceway this Friday and Saturday evenings and feature $260,025 in total purses for the 3-year-old pacing colts and fillies. On Saturday night patrons who attend the racing will also receive a free New York Sire Stakes T-shirt while supplies last.   The Saturday program is highlighted by five divisions of the sophomore pacing colt...
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Ciccone wins Big M amateur

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Carmen Ciccone and Chips Treasure captured the $5,000 American Harness Drivers Club Spring Pacing Series final on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.  The duo held off Neil Goldstein and Sand D’laney for the victory in 1:59.1. John Regina and Brookletshappyhour were a neck behind in third. The race was a non-wagering event held prior to the start of the racing card.Ciccone, who ow...
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NA Cup history for Teague?

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
The brother-sister combination of George and Brenda Teague will attempt to do something in this year’s Pepsi North America Cup that has only been done once before as they send out three starters in this Saturday night’s eliminations in hopes of defending the title they won last year with Total Truth.   The only conditioner to win back-to-back titles in the 23-year history of the ra...
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First a bye, now the pole

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Dave McCaffrey entered Home Bed Advantage into the Maywood Pace hoping to earn a bye, and his gamble has been further rewarded when the 3-year-old colt drew the rail in Friday’s $100,000 contest at Maywood Park. Instead of competing in the Maywood Pace elim (won by Brother Vinny, who drew post five in the final) last weekend, Home Bed Advantage started in the $1 million Rooney final at Y...
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Shamardal the pacer

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
When Shamardal, a contender for the Pepsi North America Cup, goes behind the gate at Mohawk Saturday night, he’ll be attempting to live up to the accomplishments of his famous namesake, the Thoroughbred European juvenile champion Shamardal, who in this case carries the same name because they were both bred by Fred Hertrich III.   “At the time I named him, it was very late one night and ...
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It\'s Jug Fantasy time!

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Attention Little Brown Jug Fantasy players! Check out Saturday’s three eliminations of the North America Cup. You have until 10 am Saturday morning, June 9th, to make changes in your stable.You may make up to five changes in your active roster of horses for the North America Cup eliminations.  The list of horses who will race in the three NA Cup eliminations and who are eligi...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
What\'s hot, what\'s not. What\'s hot, what\'s not. In the newest Wire To Wire Andrew Cohen talks about some of the hottest topics in the sport, and also reveals what isn\'t so hot and needs to be addressed. One of the \"hot\" tickets Cohen talks about is the attention given to the $1 million Rooney at Yonkers, while one example of what\'s \"not\" is how Yonkers presents its racing experience. To ...
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Jamieson picks off Dad\'s colt

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Tuesday\'s post position draw for the Pepsi North America Cup eliminations was bittersweet for WEG\'s leading driver Jody Jamieson, who had to pick between a horse trained by his father and another in the second elimination. When the sheet came out Jody was listed on a pair of talented colts who unfortunately both drew into the same split.   Reserve Forces, trained by his father...
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Flamewalker a hot horse

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Hot off a world record mile, Flamewalker headlines the $46,500 Open Trot on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The Michigan-bred son of Ciro Ambrosio has won six of his eight starts this spring at the Meadowlands for the Julie Miller Stable. In his last race, on May 25, he set a 1:51.3 world record for a 4-year-old gelding on a mile track.   Flamewalker was a private purchase by his owner, Jo...
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Free Hall of Fame admission

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Since the introduction of free admission to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame on May 1, attendance has increased 277 percent compared to May 2006.   Within those improved figures, the number of children visiting the museum was particularly strong–-up 295 percent. The attendance figures exclude special programs and parties.   Museum Director Gail Cunard is op...
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Mighty M nears Nevele Pride

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
As part of Monticello Raceway’s 50th Anniversary Season the Catskill Mountains oval initiated seven new world-class stakes events which are referred to as the “Magnificent Seven,” and on Monday, June 25, the first of those events, the $378,000 Nevele Pride Stakes, will be contested and if warranted, eliminations will go a week earlier on June 18. There are 40 three-year-old tro...
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JC Josie is the diva

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
The Illinois-bred sophomore trotting set were back in action on Tuesday night as a field of nine fillies lined up behind the gate for the $12,000 Fox Valley Diva Stake. Named in honor of one of the top trotting fillies ever bred here in the Prairie State this test featured a quartet of 2007 stakes winning fillies in JC Josie, Mogo On The Gogogo, Victor’s Phantom and Scarlet Valley.  ...
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It\'s heaven at Harrington

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
Enviro Stable\'s Let\'s Thank Heaven ($2.80, Tim Tetrick) won the co-featured $14,700 Filly and Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4, improving to four for four at Delaware\'s half-mile racetrack. The 6-year-old Presidential Ball mare was sent to the front where she set fractions of :27.1, :55.3 and 1:24. She blitzed home in :28.4 and held off Hopeful N and Ultimate Bet, who ...
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TCS Leg 3 on Saturday

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
Leg number three of The Classic Series (TCS) will be raced this Saturday over the seven-eighths mile strip at Mohawk Racetrack. Each of the four divisions will showcase the finest older horses currently in action. The Classic Oaks (Race 5) fields 11 terrific trotting mares in one of the deepest events of this or any season. Division stalwarts Mystical Sunshine, last year’s Oaks final and Breede...
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Heavyweights in NA Cup

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
Twenty-three of the finest 3-year-old pacers on the continent are set to contest three eliminations Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, to determine the field for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup on June 16. The top three finishers in each $50,000(C) elimination, plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot, will qualify for the 24th edition of the \"Cup,\" Canada\'s richest harness race. Since ...
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Tioga adds July 4th

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
In a letter dated April 26, 2007, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved Tioga Downs\' request to add live racing on Wednesday, July 4, to its racing schedule. Post time for the special July 4 card will be at 6:50 p.m. (EDT) with a fireworks show after the races. Vernon Downs will also race on Wednesday, July 4, with a post time of 1:15 p.m. (EDT). (Tioga Downs)
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Meadows casino set to open

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
Meadows Racetrack & Casino have announced that the grand opening for the facility has tentatively been set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 11. The Meadows is owned by Las Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts.   Test dates, which will benefit local charities, will take place this week on Friday and Sunday for invited guests only.  A one-hour media tour of the finished complex wil...
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