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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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Pampered Princess cruises

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell had a big night on Friday at Mohawk, as he captured two of the three $35,000(C) Elegantimage eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters. Campbell won with Pampered Princess and Vulcanize, while the other elimination went to Godiva Hall for driver Trevor Ritchie. Godiva Hall rebounded from a disappointing effort in last week\'s Casual Breeze Stakes to score in the o...
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Sneaky upset at Maywood

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
It’s not often you\'ll see a overwhelming 1-9 favorite get beat in a $100,000 stakes, especially leaving from the rail on a half-mile track, but that\'s exactly what happened to Home Bed Advantage in Friday night\'s $100,000 Maywood Pace Final for state-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings as Sneaky B Skipalong sprung the upset.   Pushed from start to finish, Home Bed Advantage--the fa...
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Dog fights to Maywood mark

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
With Hall of Fame driver Dave Magee at his lines, Thisbigdogwilfight became the second-fastest horse in Maywood Park\'s long, 61-year history when he sped to a 1:50.3 clocking in the $40,000 Cook County Stakes for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers, age three and up, on Friday night. The winning time was a new track record for a 4-year-old pacing gelding. Thisbigdogwilfight, sent off at comp...
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Go On BB Cruises at HoP

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Go On BB won in her return from New York, taking the last leg of the Genesis Series Friday, June 8. With Hoosier Park’s leading driver Ricky Macomber Jr. in the sulky, the duo went on their merry way en route to a two and three-quarter length victory. The time of the mile was 1:53.0, courtesy of a grand final panel by the three-year-old in :26.4. “She (Go On BB) is really on top of her game r...
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Goodtimes final is set

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Chelemark Porter, Standpoint, Xactly Hanover and Quite Easy won their respective $30,000(C) eliminations for the Goodtimes Saturday night at Mohawk.   Steve Condren drove the Balanced Image gelding Chelemark Porter to the three-quarters of length score over Cayenne Turbo in 1:55.2. Smarty Jims was third, beaten a length.Ronald O’Neill trains the now four-time winner, who got up in the las...
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Alilability wins at Rock

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Alilability proved he\'s got a lot of ability, not to mention quite a closing kick, when he bested eight other 3-year-old colts and geldings to take home the trophy in the $20,000 Mountain Skipper Series final at Rockingham Park on Saturday. The son of Noble Ability, driven by Kyle DiBenedetto for the first time, looked well beaten in the stretch when the 5-2 second choice Herzon opened up almos...
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Tetrick sweeps Lynch elims

on 06/09/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo and Wild West Gal, both driven by North America’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick, won James M. Lynch Memorial Pace eliminations on Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Tetrick, who had four wins through the first seven races, came second-over down the backside with Southwind Tempo to take control and then stop the timer in 1:50.4, just three ticks off the track mark of 1:50.1 ...
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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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