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Yankee fastest in NJSS

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Kinetic Yankee was the fastest of three New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) winners in second-leg action for 3-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Driven by Mike Lachance, Kinetic Yankee led wire to wire to win in 1:51.1, besting runner-up Art At Heart by 7 1/2 lengths, with Mr. Market third. TJ\'s Ideal had finished 5 1/2 lengths back in second but was disqualified to sixth for caus...
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Green Day fastest in NJSS

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
Green Day, the trotter not the band, stole the show in the first of three $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting colts on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, posting a 1 3/4-length victory in 1:54.1.   Driven by Cat Manzi, Green Day surged past the tiring leader Altered States in the stretch. Green Day paid $21.00, $6.60 and $3.00, while Altered States returned...
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Palone rolls a 7

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
Just nine days after his return to driving following a serious leg injury, Dave Palone drove seven winners on Thursday\'s 13-race card at The Meadows. In 10 assignments on the card, Palone also had one place finish along with two out-of-the-money efforts. Five of the victories were for trainer Mickey Burke, the other two for trainer Kelly O\'Donnell. Each of the O\'Donnell fillies, Tidewate...
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Line breaks for Moiseyev

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell had it happen to him a couple of weeks ago at the Meadowlands and now Jack Moiseyev went through the same experience at Mohawk: a broken line that resulted in a runaway horse and the declaration by the stewards for the race to be “no contest.” The incident occurred in Thursday night’s first race at Mohawk when the line on the 3-year-old filly trotter Loch Katrine broke behind ...
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Ginger is hot at Vernon

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
Ginger Girl made the most of an ideal journey to capture the $8,500 first race on Thursday night at Vernon Downs. With Claude Huckabone III doing the teaming in the week’s Open Handicap Trot, Ginger Girl followed the pacesetting favorite Splendid Les until the stretch drive and then accelerated to a five-length triumph in a career-best 1:55.2 mile.   The textbook trip earned the 5-ye...
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Sweet honey in MSRF

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
Four exhilarating divisions of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for 3-year-old pacers were held during a special Thursday night card at Rosecroft Raceway, and both the weather and the pace were blazing. In race four, Honeyland ($22, $6.80, $4.20) set a sharp lifetime mark, winning a $16,100 division for 3-year-old filly pacers in 1:53.1. Taking the lead after a swift opening quarter...
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Masters nominees revealed

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs has announced the list of nominees for the first leg of the Master Series, which begins Tuesday, June 26. The Masters Series is open to Ontario-sired trotters and pacers, 4 years old and upward.   The horse and gelding pacing division will be the first to hit the track with legs on June 26 and July 3, with the $130,000(C) (est.) final going postward on July 10.  For...
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NJ slots case stated

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
A majority of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) board have reportedly stated their cases for the addition of slot machines at the Meadowlands before what one supportive state senator said would put the track “out of the racing business very shortly.” Acording to published reports, NJSEA president George Zoffinger said at a board meeting on Thursday, “The honest answer i...
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Northfield vs. Cal Expo

on 06/08/2007 2:00 AM
Northfield Park and Cal-Expo are proud to announce the inaugural Northfield vs. Cal-Expo Pro-Am Driver’s Challenge, a first-of-its-kind team competition featuring top professional and amateur drivers in the same races at both venues.Northfield will host the first leg of the series on Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, when a team of two California professionals joins with two West Coas...
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Filly trotters in NJSS action

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Flash Lightning was the fastest of the three New Jersey Sire Stakes winners in the 3-year-old filly trot division Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, closing from eighth at the top of the stretch to win in 1:55 for driver Dan Dube and trainer Tony Mannino, while in another division Possess The Magic made her first start of the year and finished fourth.   Wishful Me was a well-rate...
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Goodell owned YR Wed.

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Eric Goodell owned the oval Wednesday night at Yonkers Raceway, winning with six of his eight drives--four at double-digit prices--on the 10-race program. After sitting out the daily double, Goodell wasted no time getting his picture taken, winning the $4,000, third-race pace with 20-1 upsetter Illinois Belle ($43). Goodell made it consecutive victories, guiding the veteran Respectmyautho...
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Sparrow sings again

on 06/07/2007 2:00 AM
The 7-year-old gelded trotter S Sparrow Express visited the winner’s circle for the second time in his last three starts when taking Wednesday’s featured $8,000 Trot at Pompano Park, covering the mile in 2:00.1 over a track listed as \"good.\"   Starting from post five with Wally Hennessey at the controls, S Sparrow Express settled along the pylons in sixth place as Rt Um Jim (And...
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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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