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Pierce can drive NJ stakes

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce’s nine-day, Sweden-imposed suspension that currently runs through June 18 is reciprocal in New Jersey, although he will be able to drive in stakes events in that state during that period. New Jersey Racing Commission executive director Frank Zanzuccki told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that unlike Ontario, which is adding a day to Pierce’s suspension in that province as a cond...
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Big numbers at Meadows

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
On the heels of two successful \"charity nights\" at the new slots area at The Meadows, the Pennsylvania racetrack opened to the public Monday morning and, according to track officials, approximately 1,000 persons were on hand for the opening and the daily expected average of 10,000 was reached in about 11 hours.   The 1,738 slot machines in the temporary facility are expected to average mo...
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Toscano explains decision

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Although Ron Pierce has been cleared to drive in stakes events at Mohawk Saturday night, a decision had been made by the connections of leading contender Kenneth J to switch to Brian Sears, and trainer Linda Toscano has revealed the process behind that decision. Pierce had been approved by the Ontario Racing Commission to drive as the conditions imposed by Swedish authorities allo...
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Seven-bagger for Tetrick

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick won seven races on the Harrington Raceway program Sunday. The 25-year-old Tetrick, who sits atop the North American driver standings with 528 wins this year, enjoyed his most successful night yet in terms of most winners at Harrington, in his first year driving at the historic half-mile racetrack. Tetrick started the card with a win aboard Iza Miraculous Guy ($5.40), but d...
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Artist wins in Edmonton

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Trust The Artist won the $175,000 Western Canada Pacing Derby Saturday at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta, by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:52.4. The 3-year-old son of Real Artist had finished second in his elim a week prior.   Trust The Artist led at every call for trainer-driver Kelly Hoerdt, who shares ownership of the $33,000 yearling buy with Mike McAllister and Blair Corbeil. It w...
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New horse sale announced

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
The Garden State Horse Sales Company, a sister company of Hanover Shoe Farms and the Standardbred Horse Sales Company, has announced that it has secured the rights to conduct a mixed sale--to be known as the Harrisburg Super Sale--at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.   Ralph Lemmon and Dale Welk, respectively the president and general mana...
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Two Tioga track records

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Two more track records fell Sunday at Tioga Downs and it was as early as the first race of the card when My True Delight and Howard Parker won in 1:53.1 to establish a new mark for 4-year-old pacing mares.   Parker sent the daughter of Bettor’s Delight first-over to attack through a :27.3 third quarter before clearing at the three-quarter pole in 1:24.2. The Judith Lanpher-...
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Casino opens at Meadows

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Fresh off two highly successful charity nights that attracted 10,000 visitors, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino became the first casino to open in the Greater Pittsburgh area on Monday morning, June 11, and it comes after two highly successful test nights that generated $2.9 million in wagers and more than $100,000 in charitable contributions for the Greater Washington County Food Bank...
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Make It Brief upsets

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
The top class of male and female pacers was on display Saturday night at Balmoral Park. A field of nine was sent postward in the weekly $21,500 Free For All while 10 of their female counterparts slugged it out in a $15,500 Open-Handicap.   The Free For All provided an upset as Odds On Breeding\'s old class horse Make It Brief found the fountain of youth rallying in the passing lane to win ...
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NYSS hat trick for Morrill

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. scored a driving triple in the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts Saturday night at Buffalo Raceway. Five divisions carried total purses of $129,225.   Morrill was on board Lucky Bettor when the Bettor’s Delight gelding scored a lifetime mark and the fastest division of the evening in 1:55.1 as the 6-5 betting favorite. The pair took control of the field the...
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Dreaming of 3 wins

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
Dream Rocket, who operated under the radar during the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, hasn\'t been hard to find since. Just check the winner\'s circle. The 7-year-old Pacific Rocket gelding, beginning the season 0-for-16, won his third race in the past four tries Saturday night, taking advatnage of a generous pylion assignment and soft enought fractions in Yonkers Raceway\'s $35,...
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A hearty winner at Pompano

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
The venerable Florida-bred gelding Hearty Fellow continued a career renaissance on Saturday when prevailing for the third time in his last four starts, taking the featured $15,500 Winners Over Handicap Pace at Pompano Park in 1:53.   Starting from post seven with Mickey McNichol at the lines, Hearty Fellow was driven aggressively off the gate and outfought Doctor Viagra (Anthony Napolitan...
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Three elims set the field

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
Yankee Skyscaper scored a convincing victory in the first of three eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup after an impressive last-to-first move down the stretch in the first elimination Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, while Tell All and Sutter Hanover emerged victorious in the other two elims. The $1.5 million final will be held Saturday night, June 16. Driven by George...
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Lis Mara upset in Classic

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
Lis Mara suffered a stunning defeat in the third leg of the Classic Series Saturday night at Mohawk as he had to settle for a fourth-place finish behind Artistic Fella, who rallied to a 1:48.4 victory in the $89,930(C) event.   Driver Brian Sears attempted to move Lis Mara to the lead approaching the final turn but was unable to clear the pacesetting Shark Gesture and driver George Brennan....
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Season best for Myth Lindy

on 06/10/2007 2:00 AM
Mythical Lindy, who hopes to challenge the best in his division this summer, took a step in that direction on Saturday night at The Meadows by capturing a division of the $118,320 Currier and Ives. The mile in 1:56.3 was the fastest this season by a 3-year-old colt trotter on a five-eighths mile track. Mythical Lindy\'s stablemate, Flying Scotsman, won the other Currier and Ives split, giving tr...
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Miller sweeps Big M opens

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Free flew home to a personal best 1:49.2 in the $46,500 Mares Open on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driver David Miller tipped Free to the outside at the half and let her steadily work her way up to the wheels of the pacesetter Kellytuck Sophie.  Free forged to the lead with an eighth of a mile to go and pulled away to a 2 1/4-length win over Ideal Weather. My Little Dragon flew ...
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A picture for Percee

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Percee Angus has to be a bit vain, because she just loves to get  her picture taken, and not even the eight hole could stop her from saying \"cheese\" Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, where she  two-moved her way to victory in the co-featured $35,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. With Greg Grismore again driving for trainer Julius Czermann Jr.,  15-1 \"Percee\" settled i...
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A symphony in NYSS 3FP

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Just before Buffalo Raceway’s 13-race program on Friday night, which featured $130,800 in New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies, brief but intense thunderstorms passed through the area causing torrential rain and funnel cloud sightings. But neither the weather nor the resulting sloppy racetrack prevented Symphony In Motion from posting the fastest clocking of her peers in 1:57 in th...
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Moonlite shines at PPk

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old mare Montana Moonlite A returned to the winner’s circle on Friday after prevailing in the featured $14,500 Fillies and Mares non-winners pace at Pompano Park, scoring in 1:53.3 over a track listed as \"sloppy.\"   Montana Moonlite A, who was driven from post five by John Kakaley, found a spot on the pylons in sixth through the early stages of the Friday feature, as Hyde P...
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Carlspur wins qualifier

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
It took over eight months but Carlspur has “made it through the rain.” He’s back and on Friday, trainer Tony Salerno vanned Carlspur to Freehold Raceway to attempt to qualify the $882,000 career earner and handed the lines to Steve Smith, and it paid off with a victory. The veteran pacer started from post five and Smith had him on the lead almost immediately and he was little mor...
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