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Sportsfancy cruises

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
Once again it was state-bred pacers who were back in the spotlight on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as an overflow field of 11 sophomore fillies squared off in a $21,460 ISOBA Stake. After a tune-up effort on April 28 it was all systems go for HBH Standardbreds\' Sportsfancy, who once again proved that she’ll be the one to beat in this division as she cruised to a 1 ¼-length triumph in a c...
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Daley aiming for Solvalla

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
Inquiring minds want to know, and trainer Noel Daley said Monday there have been plenty of those asking if Mr. Muscleman, who is heading to Sweden for the May 27 Elitlopp, is healthy after missing the Father Foley final at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon, May 6.   “I never intended to race him in the final. I’m racing him this week and then it’s two weeks until the Elitlopp,” Daley...
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NJSS set to begin

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes will launch its 2007 pari-mutuel racing season at the Meadowlands on May 18 and 19 with the first of three preliminary rounds of competition for 3-year-old pacers concluding with $175,000 championship finals in June.             Sire Stakes competition for 3-year-old pacing fillies is slated to begin May 18, ...
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PASS winner a Lover

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
Undercover Lover, Pennsylvania\'s 2006 freshman filly trotting champion, took the first step in her quest for consecutive titles Saturday night at The Meadows by handily capturing a division of a $95,880 PA Sires Stake.The event for 3-year-old trotting fillies, known as the Stenographer, was contested over five divisions, with Ipanema Oaks--1:57.2, Upmarket Hanover--1:58.1, KC Cool Caviar--1:58 an...
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Special Report sets record

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
The sixth and final preliminary round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series saw Special Report adorn the record book once more...same name, speedier time--1:51.   With Larry Stalbaum doing his usual honors for owner Hugo Iodice and trainer Kim Asher, Special Report won the evening\'s first of three, $50,000 Levy divisions. The mile was two-fifths faster than his own previous stan...
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Saratoga John at Balmoral

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
After knocking at the door in his last two starts Joseph Costa and Joseph Desapio’s Saratoga John finally took on the starring role as he rallied in the passing lane for a half-length victory in a career best 1:51.3 in Saturday\'s ISOBA Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gleding pacers at Balmoral Park.   The race proved to be a hotly contested battle right from the start as Fox Valley Cub Fa...
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Close Dexter elims

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
In a pair of tight finishes, Budget Gap (1:58.3) and Manfinity (1:59.1) won their respective Dexter Cup elimination for 3-year-old trotting colts at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon.   Rod Allen was in the bike as Budget Gap was parked the last half mile, but got up for a neck win over Bamboo Yankee and Ray Schnittker in 1:58.3. Rovaniemi was third and Sullivan’s Travels was fourth. &...
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KF St Patrick romps

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
KF St Patrick, whose only loss in 10 starts last year was by a head in the Ohio Sire Stakes final, opened his 2007 season with a 5 1/2-length victory in the first leg of this year’s Ohio Sire Stakes at Lebanon Raceway Saturday night in 1:56.1.   Russell Swartz drove the Nobleland Sam colt for owner-breeders Henry Kauffman and Michael Medors. Medors also trains the colt.   In other ...
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Search Engine wins third

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
Catmando  and Search Engine captured divisions of the Indiana Sire Stakes 3-year-old colt and gelding pace at Hoosier Park Saturday night.   In the first split, Catmando (Lease On Life) and Joe Essig Jr. came from the back of the field to defeat the pace-setting Apache’s Gold by a neck in 1:54.   In the second division, Search Engine (Electric Yankee) and Mark O’Mara drew aw...
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San Remo Kosmos scores

on 05/06/2007 2:00 AM
San Remo Kosmos ($2.60, $2.40, $2.10) trotted to a well rated 1:53.4 victory in the $43,000 Father Foley Memorial on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.    Driver Andy Miler floated San Remo Kosmos to the top in a tepid :28 opening quarter and led the field through a single-file crawl in :57.2 and 1:26.2.  San Remo Kosmos easily repelled the challenge of Calchips Muscle on the f...
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Vernon cancels race card

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was forced to cancel the race card scheduled for Tuesday, May 8,  due to a shortage or entries. Vernon Downs opened the box and had only 53 entries in for Tuesday’s card. Vernon hopes that Tuesday, May 15,  will be able to fill as there are eight qualifying races on Saturday morning.    “This is a tough time right now at Vernon Downs with trying to get enough...
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Ohio Sire Stakes begin

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Ohio Triple Crown winner Osborne’s Gypsy won her 2007 debut with a 1:57.1 mile in the opening round of Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year-ol filly pacers at Lebanon Raceway Friday night. Brett Miller picked up the winning drive, one of three he had in six races for 3-year-old fillies.   Osborne’s Gypsy won seven of eight races last year and was second in her only defeat, collecting $125,282 fo...
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Bier, Scarpias win three

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
The 6-year-old New Zealand-bred pacing mare Tintabella N visited the winner’s circle for the fourth time in her last five starts after taking the featured $10,000 Fillies and Mare Isle Mile I Pace at Pompano Park on Friday. It was one of three victories on the night for co-owner and driver Daryl Bier and trainer Gus Scarpias.   Guided from post two by driver Daryl Bier, Tintabella ...
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Sha Daisy Sunset scores

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Sha Daisy Sunset was victorious in the featured $22,000 Mares Invitational Friday night at Hoosier Park. Controlling the pace with driver Don Irvine Jr. in the sulky, the duo fought back in the stretch to win, pacing the mile in 1:53.1, a new lifetime mark.   “I was glad we were able to get to the front before going into the first turn,” said Irvine Jr. “I didn’t wan...
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Wearable Art wins duel

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Wearable Art out-dueled The Quiet Mon down the stretch and captured the $225,000 Berry’s Creek final in a stakes and season\'s record 1:50 at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Fresh Deck was third.   In the first big test for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers this year, driver Ron Pierce and Wearable Art swooped to the lead from the three hole after an opening quarter in :27 by Fresh Deck....
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Diplomat second leg

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All notched his second straight and third overall victory of the season with another dominant score in Saturday night\'s second round of the Diplomat Pacing Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine Racetrack. The son of Real Desire - Have No Secrets flashed early speed in the first $25,000 division in race one and set all the fractions for the first time in his brie...
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Upset in Classic Distaff

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
To Helen Back and Yannick Gingras pulled a stunning upset, capturing the second leg of the Classic Distaff at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:50 and paying her backers $47.80.   Gingras hustled the 4-year-oldAstreos mare from the outside post eight and had the lead at the opening quarter in :27, before yielding to Miss Galvinator A and Andy Miller, who took the field past the half in :5...
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NA Cup web site ready

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Pepsi North America Cup website is now up and running. This year’s event, which is being held at Mohawk Racetrack for the first time ever, takes place on Saturday, June 16. The official Pepsi North America Cup website, www.NorthAmericaCup.com, has been revamped with all the information surrounding the 24th edition of the $1.5-million classic for the continent\'...
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Party Time at Balmoral

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
With a big Saturday program featuring a $22,130 ISOBA Stake, a $21,500 Free For All, a $15,500 Filly & Mare Open and a festive Cinco De Mayo bash it figures to be a fun-filled weekend of racing and partying at Balmoral Park.   On the racing side of the docket Saturday’s fourth race, a $22,130 ISOBA Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, gets top billing. Headlining the competi...
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Luck Of Michelle qualifies

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
It was a good start to the season for Luck Of Michelle as the 3-year-old pacing filly captured her first qualifying race of the season earlier this morning at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:57. \"I was really happy with her today,\" said trainer John Pentland afterwards. \"We had schooled her last week, so she had a decent mile under her already. She was nice and calm and easy to drive. She had...
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