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Tetrick wins record 120 times in June

on 07/02/2007 2:00 AM
 Tim Tetrick continued to win races at a rate unlike any harness racing driver in history in June, picking up a record 120 victories for the month and increasing his season total to 601. Tetrick broke his own record for triumphs in a single calendar month, which he established in April with 110 trips to the winner’s circle.   Walter Case Jr. holds the record for wins in a single yea...
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Filion, Dalious hurt in Pocono accident

on 07/02/2007 2:00 AM
An accident in race six at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday afternoon injured drivers Bart Dalious and Herve Filion, who taken by ambulance to a local hospital for observation. Shortly after the outset of the race, Richard’s Thunder, driven by Filion, appeared to take a bad step and went down. Dynamic Rayzer, driven by Dalious, could not avoid the fallen horse a...
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PASS for 2YOs at The Meadows

on 07/01/2007 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes filled The Meadows card Saturday night and driver Dave Palone won seven of them on the 17-race program. Trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and Ray Schnittker scored training doubles.   The six divisions of the $97,495 Meadow Gladys for 2-year-old trotting fillies were captured by Athena Hanover, Marion Michelle, Diamondsonbroadway, Olivia\'s Jewel, Are You Ready and Flow...
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Hall of Fame drivers compete at Goshen

on 07/01/2007 2:00 AM
Clint Galbraith, driving Elite Crown, was the winner in 2:01.1 by a length in the ninth annual Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot for Hall of Fame drivers on Sunday at Goshen Historic Track.   The field of eight horses were all driven by members of the Hall of Fame, though Mike Lachance was a late scratch, with Ray Schnittker substituting for him.    Ron P...
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Hennessey wins NYSS on his Hall of Fame day

on 07/01/2007 2:00 AM
Wally Hennessey was back at Historic Track on Sunday and back to winning in the New York Sire Stakes. Hennessey, one of the winningest drivers in the history of the Sire Stakes, was inducted after the races into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. But during the day, however, the Prince Edward Island native picked up several catch drives and a victory on the 17-race card that featured New York Sire...
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The Duke did it in Tioga\'s Kindergarten

on 07/01/2007 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi and Duke Did It posted the fastest mile in the opening leg of the Kindergarten Classic Series on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Duke Did It posted the front-end victory in 1:57 for the Duke Did It Stable and Susan Oakes, while Chris Oakes does the conditioning. The freshman son of Bettor’s Delight was an $80,000 yearling purchase at the Lexington Selected Sale in Kentu...
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Majestic Son returns with Canada Day victory

on 07/01/2007 2:00 AM
The 2006 Canadian Harness Horse of the Year Majestic Son returned to the races Sunday afternoon at Hippodrome de Montreal and Trevor Ritchie directed the 4-year-old son of Angus Hall to a 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000(C) Invitational Trot.   Ritchie sent Majestic Son to the front and after being parked early secured the top at the opening quarter pole. They never looked back as he drew clea...
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Hennessey adds to Hall of Fame resume

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Making her first pari-mutuel start since a third-place performance at Pompano Park on May 11, and driven by the to-be-inducted-Sunday-into-the-Hall of Fame Wally Hennessey, Velvet Eileen returned from the sidelines to capture Friday’s featured $18,000 Fillies and Mares winners over handicap pace at the South Florida oval in 1:53.3.   Starting from post six, Velvet Eileen ...
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Take the wild ride to seven straight

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Wild Ride Hanover improved to a perfect seven-for-seven on the season with an impressive 1:52.4 win in the third leg of the McNamara’s Pacing Series on Friday night at Tioga Downs.   The sophomore Western Ideal filly powered by pacesetter Parlay Hanover down the stretch with Josh Marks in the sulky to keep her record unblemished in 2007. Wild Ride Hanover was a ...
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Giant Diablo wins in North American debut

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Somewhat overshadowed in the “Donato debut domination” Friday at the Meadowlands was an excellent effort by Swedish superstar Giant Diablo who won her North American debut by a nose in 1:53.2 for David Miller with a last ditch, never-day-die rally in a $42,000 winners over trot.   The 7-year-old Supergill mare banked more than $1.5 million overseas facing male rivals for the most p...
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Yankee Skyscaper wins Jersey Cup

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace-eligible Yankee Skyscaper used a final quarter of :26 flat to secure a three-quarter length decision in 1:52.2 over TJ\'s Ideal in the $62,800 Jersey Cup for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands. With just four horses entered the race went off shortly before 7 p.m. as a non-wagering contest.   Driven by George Brennan for trainer Chris Ryder and owner Ya...
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Armbro Flight win a dream for Lavec Dream

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way appeared headed for her third straight Armbro Flight triumph but with about 50 yards to the finish line her two-length lead suddenly evaporated when she made a break, providing the opening for Lavec Dream to rush past and to the 1:52.3 victory in the $354,000(C) contest Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   After getting away fifth with Peaceful Way, driver Paul MacDonell sent&...
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Lis Mara impressive in Haughton elim

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Lis Mara was an impressive 1:47.4 winner in the first of two $50,000 William Haughton Memorial Pace eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday night, while Artistic Fella scored a 1:49.2 decision in the second.   Brian Sears worked Lis Mara into second-over position around the final turn and the 5-year-old son of Cambest responded with a flourish, rushing past his peers with an individual las...
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Winner survives inquiry, Mr Muscleman scratched

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer, driver and co-owner Roger Hammer likely breathed a sigh of relief with the late scratch of Mr Muscleman in the $240,000 Titan Cup at the Meadowlands Saturday, and then he had to hold his breath after he and Vivid Photo had to withstand an inquiry before being declared the official winner.   Hammer admitted in the winner\'s circle his pre-race strategy went out the wi...
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Moving Pictures gets picture taken in Roses Are Red

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald was parked to the quarter with Moving Pictures, yielded the lead to Darlin\'s Delight, and then rallied his charge in the stretch to win the $379,000 Roses Are Red final at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night in 1:50.1.   Although it took MacDonald to nearly the first-quarter timer to make the lead with Moving Pictures, it took Yannick Gingras even longer with Darlin\'s Delight a...
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Artriverderci says \'arrivederci\' in Hoosier Cup

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Closing in on 7,000 career wins and having a standout year with more than 300 victories already to rank him fourth in North America, Peter Wrenn picked up another major stakes victory when he directed Artriverderci to a $500,000 Hoosier Cup score at Hoosier Park Saturday night.   Wrenn got away fourth early with Artriverderci and was able to find an opportunity to move his charge to th...
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Tetrick reaches 600 by July 1

on 06/30/2007 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick became the first driver in history to win 600 races in a single year before the first of July when he directed Dealing Magic to a victory in the 10th race at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The win was the third of the card for the 25-year-old Tetrick.   Tetrick is coming off a career-best year of 677 wins and he is currently on a pace that would surpass Walter Case Jr.\'s recor...
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Enough Talk sets Vernon trot mark

on 06/29/2007 2:00 AM
Enough Talk let his actions tell the story en route to a 1:53.3 all-time, all-age track record trotting performance, set by Personal Banner in the 1996 Breeders Crown, in the $10,000 eighth event on Thursday night (June 28) at Vernon Downs.   Brian Mattison did the teaming for trainer Paul Kelley as Enough Talk turned a two-hole trip into a 3-1/2 length triumph over Right Mind in the w...
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Freshman pair win Historics at Meadowlands

on 06/29/2007 2:00 AM
Ray Schnittker scored a driving and training double with a pair of talented 2 year olds on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, capturing a division of the Goshen Cup with Riggins in 1:54.3 and a split of the E.H. Harriman Cup with Deweycheatumnhow in 1:59.   Schnittker fired Riggins to a five-length romp in the Meadowlands opener, the first of two $50,000 Goshen Cup divisions for pacing col...
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Wild Wind fastest in PASS

on 06/29/2007 2:00 AM
Wild Wind breezed through the Lightning Lane to capture the fastest division of a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters on Thursday night at The Meadows, posting a 1:55.4 clocking, and Monkey Bones (1:56.3) and Fraternity Party (1:58.1) took other splits.   The $89,081 stakes, also known as the Hickory Smoke, was contested over three divisions. All three divisions were raced...
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