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Southwind Tempo in 1:49.3

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo, driven by Tim Tetrick, established a world record of 1:49.3 for a three-year-old pacing filly on a five-eighths mile track in winning the $250,632 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The mile also equaled the track\'s all-time pacing mark that had been established three races earlier on the card by Quality Western (Jim Taggart Jr.)...
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Distaff to Moving Pictures

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Moving Pictures, locked in along the pylons half way down the stretch, found room late to the outside and overtook Vysoke Tatry just before the wire and captured the $265,350 ( C ) Classic Distaff in 2:37 over 1 3/8 miles at Mohawk Raceway Saturday night. To Helen Back was third.   Moving Pictures and Mark MacDonald led the field past the opening quarter in :28.3 and the half in :58.3 bef...
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Quite Easy Goodtimes

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Quite Easy made it look quite easy in the $334,600 ( C ) Goodtimes final Saturday night at Mohawk, brushing to the lead before the half and going on to a 1:56 victory over Monkey Bones and Xactly Hanover.   Monkey Bones and David Miller flashed into the lead from post 10 and took the field to the opening quarter in :28. Xactly Hanover and Andy Miller took over briefly before John Campbell h...
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Tell All romps in 1:50.3

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Tell all that Tell All is the Pepsi North America Cup winner. The Real Desire 3-year-old colt swept past Yankee Skyscaper rounding the final turn and drew off to a convincing 1:50.3 victory in the $1,500,000 Pepsi North America Cup Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Sutter Hanover was second and Watta Hotshot finished third.   It was Domitian Hanover who sprinted from post five to the lead...
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Pampered Princess scores

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Pampered Princess romped to a 1:55 victory in the $531,800 ( C ) Elegantimage final for 3-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Raceway Saturday night, giving driver John Campbell a sweep of the two 3-year-old stakes for trotters. Godiva Hall won a stretch battle with Vulcanize to be a distant second.   JM Aggie, Keystone Shana and Sing Me To Sleep took themselves out of contention with breaks ...
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Favorites win MDSS

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Betting favorites lived up to their promise in several $3,000 preliminary divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacers on Saturday evening at Rosecroft Raceway. In the first race, Southern Myles [$2.10, $2.10, $2.10] stole the show with an easy win in 1:53.2. The three-year-old Nuclear High colt took to the lead immediately off of the gate with driver Brandon Givens along for ...
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3CT\'s in Big M action

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
Operation Lindy rebounded from a miscue last week to win the first of two $34,050 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting colts on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Andy Miller, Operation Lindy catapulted off the cover of the leader, Biz Hub, and drew off to a 1 1/4-length victory in 1:53.3, equaling the stakes record set by New York Yank in 2005. Operation Lindy paid $...
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Top mares meet at Ppk

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
Divisional supremacy will be on the line at Pompano Park on Friday, as seven female pacers will line up for the featured $15,500 Winners Over Handicap Pace, highlighted by a meeting between rivals Tintabella N and My Metallica.   Glenn Del Russo and Daryl Bier’s Tintabella N returns for the Friday feature after checking in fifth while competing with male rivals last weekend. Prior to tha...
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ORC ruling for Friedman

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
Horses owned by Aubrey Friedman that are entered in Ontario-sired events and meet the qualifying standards and conditions have been ordered to be accepted by all Ontario racetracks by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC).   In a June 6 ruling, the ORC ruled the tracks must accept Friedman\'s horses Yorky\'s Girl and Hare In Motion, as well as any of his 2 year olds. Previously, Friedm...
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Fahy takes two 3FT Classics

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
Despite being parked out the first quarter mile, Gia found enough trot for a stretch drive that carried her to victory in a division of the $68,998 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at The Meadows. The stake was contested over three divisions, with Decanter and Bluer Than Blue taking the other splits. Bill Fahy earned a driving double in the stake, piloting Decan...
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Moon marks the spot

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Josh Marks and the high-class trotter Scorpion Moon shared the limelight during Thursday night’s nine-race harness program at Vernon Downs.   Marks, the second leading race-winning teamster at Vernon’s 54th meeting, posted four wins for the second time at the Downs this season, including a 1:56.4 score with Scorpion Moon in the $10,000 featured eighth event, the week’s...
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Barzgar qualifies in 1:56.2

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
The 2006 Woodrow Wilson winner Fox Valley Barzgar won a qualifier at Maywood Park Thursday, drawing clear to a 6 3/4-length victory for trainer-driver Tom Harmer in 1:56.2. It was the first appearance for the 3-year-old son of Incredible Finale since a pair of qualifying efforts at Pompano Park in April.   Fox Valley Barzgar has been out of action due to a bacterial infection in his intes...
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Turning Point ruled legal

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
The federal Department of the Interior has ruled that the 1993 gaming compact between the Oneida Indian Nation and then New York Governor Mario Cuomo is valid, thus allowing Turning Stone Resort Casino, located near Vernon Downs, to remain open.   A letter from associate deputy secretary of the Interior James Cason to the Oneida Nation stated, “After a proposed compact is subm...
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Ouellette ready for Cup

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
It has been a slow start to this season for driver Luc Ouellette--at least by his standards--as with 94 wins and $1.7 million(C) earned to date, he finds himself sitting fifth in the WEG driver standings and well off his pace of a year ago. However, a trip back to the Pepsi North America Cup final this Saturday night at Mohawk has reinvigorated the 42-year-old reinsman who has 7,718 wins to his...
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Bangor sets speed mark

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
Bangor Raceway officials reportedly believe last Sunday’s nine-race card set an all-time speed record at that track as every race was clocked in 2:00 or better. All nine races were paces, with the fastest being a 1:56 effort by Rupert Rupert and the slowest being a 1:59.4 score by Birdton Bernie.   \"When the slots referendum passed, it was hoped it would upgrade the quality and quantity ...
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Fever to debut in Hanover

on 06/15/2007 2:00 AM
 The stakes action will be fast and furious at Balmoral Park on the final weekend before the Crete plant takes a six-week hiatus from live racing as five Hanover Stakes will be contested on Saturday’s 14-race program with three of those events being split into two divisions.   Freshman pacing fillies get the action underway in a pair of $25,000 splits that go as races two and th...
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Sing sparrow, sing

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
The 7-year-old gelding S Sparrow Express continued his winning ways at Pompano Park on Wednesday, teaming up with Wally Hennessey to capture the featured $8,000 eighth-race trot to give the gelding his second consecutive victory and Hennessey his fifth winner of the night.   Starting from post three, S Sparrow Express settled along the pylons in third-place during the early stage...
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Harrington open sees red

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
M & M Harness Racing and Pat LaChance\'s Winbak Red ($10, Eddie Davis Jr.) became the first trotter at the 2007 Harrington meet to win six races, capturing the $20,300 Open Trot Wednesday in 1:58. The 4-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding assumed command near the quarter-mile from Racsan Jenny and set fractions of :29.4, :59.1 and 1:28. He held off a hard-charging Racsan Jenny to the wire ...
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Two Nevele Pride elims

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Two $25,000 elimination divisions for Monticello Raceway\'s Nevele Pride Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts will go to post on Monday to determine the eight horses that will come back the following Monday to compete in the $338,000 final. Headlining the first $25,000 division is the Dexter Cup winner Manfinity, owned by M And L Of Delaware Inc. and trained by Larry Rathbone. On May ...
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NA Cup: read all about it

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
There were plenty of things said at Tuesday\'s draw for the Pepsi North America Cup, and here are what a few of the connections had to say as they made their observations:   Co-owner Myron Bell, about favored Yankee Skyscaper (PP2, 2-1):“I wouldn’t say he’s (Yankee Skyscaper) a stone-cold closer--he’s not one-dimensional. The number two post position is next best to numbers thr...
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