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Raider takes Hamilton Mem.

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week Vivacious Raider defeated the best pacing mares on the grounds at Monticello Raceway when she won the weekly $14,300 Preferred in a time of 1:57. The featured Mares Preferred Pace was named in honor of the late Bruce Hamilton, the dedicated and well-liked Executive Secretary of the New York Sire States who passed away four years ago-nearly to the day--afte...
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Lis Mara helps retired horses

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Pacing champ Lis Mara and owners MJG Racing (Mike Gulotta) and Andy Willinger have teamed up to help horses in need through the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). Lisa Mara, the incredibly fast, award-winning pacer and his very generous owners are helping the SRF introduce its new Owner’s Percentage Program.   The program encourages owners with horses racing in New Jersey to d...
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Elsu\'s dam dies in NZ

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Interchange, the dam of New Zealand’s champion pacer Elsu--and whose last foal is an Artsplace filly--has reportedly suddenly died at the age of 20. The cause of death was reported as a result of a twisted bowel caused by colic. Elsu is New Zealand’s all-time richest pacer. Among his greatest accomplishments was a six-week period in 2005 when he won the Hunter Cup and swept the Inter Dom...
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Cadillac wins in style

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
Hoosier Cadillac came from behind to win the $16,000 final of the Ralph and Dorothy Rose Series Sunday, with the 5-year-old Indiana-sired gelding sweeping the series. Hammering down the stretch after a huge opening, Hoosier Cadillac trotted to the wire in a time of 1:57 for a new career best. “I was just along for the ride tonight,” said driver Jay Cross. “We got away right where I tho...
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Tetrick scores six

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick won six races Sunday at Harrington Raceway, giving him 393 victories for the year and 2,922 lifetime. Tetrick currently leads Tony Morgan as the nation\'s leading dash winner. Morgan has 294 victories. Coincidentally, the two are also atop Harrington\'s driving standings. Tetrick won the daily double with Sam\'s Clever Boy ($4.40) and Walks on Water N ($3.20), as well as the fi...
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Eight Levy finalists

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
The $475,000 final of the George Morton Levy Pacing Series will take place at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, and it will feature the top eight point earners: Special Report, Pacific Renegade, Maltese Artist, Cheyenne Hollywood, Keystone Rodeo, Eyes On Kassa, Tarver Hanover and Mister Big.   At this point, given the speed and times to date, it would be a surprise if Silver Almahurst’s tra...
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Doonbeg 2nd in qualifier

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
The diminutive Doonbeg made his first Canadian qualifying appearance Monday morning at Mohawk Racetrack, finishing second in a 1:55 clocking. Doonbeg came into the event off just a single workout mile at the Southern Oaks Training Center in South Florida. With Jody Jamieson driving, Doonbeg set all the fractions and was beaten just a quarter of a length in a 56-second final half. Zooka bou...
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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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