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Jet wins Am-Nat elim

on 07/23/2006 2:00 AM
Jereme\'s Jet won his elimination for the $250,000 American National final at Balmoral Park Saturday night, scoring in 1:49.4 in a field that included Meadowlands Pace runner-up My Boy David. Thisbigdogwillfight won the other elim with a 1:50.2 effort, beating Devilfish, who broke stride. The top five finishers from each elim advanced to the final. The opener proved to be a showcase for the Il...
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NYSS action at Buffalo

on 07/23/2006 2:00 AM
Hitwiththeladies, a 2-year-old Giant Hit colt, won for the fourth time in a row on Saturday night at Buffalo Raceway, and for the second-straight time in the New York Sire Stakes, and has established himself as the horse to beat in his division of the rich state-bred series. “He’s awesome,” said driver Jack Flanigen said of the colt owned bytrainer Allan P. McCarty . “This is one of the...
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Track mark at Saratoga

on 07/23/2006 2:00 AM
Quandary Hanover, who was just purchased by his woners, extended his career winning streak to three and set a new track record for 2-year-old pacing geldings when he paced home in 1:55.3 in his New York Sire Stakes division at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Saturday night. Purchased this past week by Mike Bucaria and the father and son team of Arthur and Howard Berke, the chestnut gelding pulled o...
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2YO stakes action at Tioga

on 07/23/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted the Tompkins-Geers for 2-year-old colt & gelding pacers and 2-year-old trotting fillies Sunday afternoon. The single pacing colt division went to On Your Mach in 1:56.4. Hall of fame driver John Campbell won three divisions of the Tompkins-Geers, two divisions for trotting fillies and one division for colt & gelding pacers. On Your Mach was Campbell’s first trip to the winn...
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Field set for Crown Pace

on 07/22/2006 2:00 AM
The field for the Breeders Crown Pace is set after two eliminations were held at the Meadowlands Saturday night, with Holborn Hanover (1:48) and Lis Mara (1:48.1) leading the way into the July 29 championship. Holborn Hanover, the 2004 Meadowlands Pace winner, pulled off an upset in the first elim, paying $25.40. Driver George Brennan, however, didn’t lack confidence in Holborn Hanover as he ...
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Favorites beaten in preps

on 07/22/2006 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown preps for older male trotters and older female pacers were held at the Meadowlands Saturday night and the winners were Corleone Kosmos in 1:51.3 and the supplemental entry Easton Alliance N in 1:50.4. Corleone Kosmos, a 4-year-old gelding by SJ’s Photo, followed cover during most of his rally and pulled away near to the wire to earn the victory. Smooth Muscles, who gave him coe...
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Stakes action at Scioto

on 07/22/2006 2:00 AM
Tompkins-Geers action for 3 year olds took place at Scioto Downs Saturday night and the filly pace produced the closest of finishes as Heavenly Beauty won by a neck in 1:54.4 over Fionavar Hanover and Don’t Blame Her, who finished in a dead heat on the wire. Heavenly Beauty, a daughter of Blissfull Hall, posted her ninth win in 15 starts th is season for owners Donald Glenny and William Ruggi...
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3YO colt pacers at Pocono

on 07/22/2006 2:00 AM
Tyrant Hanover pulled off an upset win in 1:51.1 to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions of the stakes races for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Tyrant Hanover went off at 13-1, and watched from the middle of the pack as Eckstrom set the pace. Things opened up when Eckstrom made a break on the final turn,...
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More Magic in NJSS final

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Possess the Magic [$2.80, $2.40, $2.10] cruised to a 7 1/4-length victory in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Possess the Magic, driven by Mike Lachance, was caught in traffic in the first turn and then took the lead on the backstretch. She trotted home to her fourth victory in as many starts for trainer Ron G...
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Almost a Teague sweep

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague almost swept the three divisions of the Niatross at the Meadowlands Thursday night with Mattultery (1:53.1), Mr. Apples (1:51.4) and Whats Up Now. Only a miscue by the Western Hanover colt What’s Up Now kept him from the feat. Mattdultery, a 2-year-old colt by Real Desire driven by Ron Pierce, started from post one in his division and was never threatened. Bill Camp Jr....
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Katriona aims for Crown

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Casie Coleman had expected to race in next week\'s Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands with American Ideal until an injury forced him into an early retirement last month. Ironically, just as the decision to retire her marquee pacer was announced, Coleman got the call to train another Breeders Crown eligible, KG Katriona. She will send out the four-year-old daughter of three-time Crown champion Jenn...
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Charlie moved to first

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Although he crossed the wire in second, Charlie Lavec was elevated to first by the stewards at Mohawk Racetrack Thursday night in the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old colt trotters. Winner Good Knight and driver Keith Oliver was initially first, but their number was taken down after it was ruled they had gone inside a pair of pylons in the stretch and gained an unfair adva...
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No Hambo for Sylvester

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Four-time Hambletonian winning trainer Chuck Sylvester told harnessracing.com Friday morning that he will be watching this year’s trotting classic from the sidelines and that his Hambo-eligible colt Muscles To Spare is not ready enough to tackle the division heavyweights. Muscles To Spare finished second Thursday night at the Meadowlands, losing to Hambletonian-eligible Man About Town by 1 ¼...
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PA licenses set for Sept. 27

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania state regulators have set Thursday, Sept. 27, as a near certain date for six state racetracks to be awarded licenses to open slots parlors, according to a story today in the Uniontown Herald-Standard. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Chairman Tad Decker said at a bimonthly board meeting that with the dispute over slots suppliers resolved in late June, the board is now on track to aw...
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My Little Dragon wins in Hap

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon returned to the Meadowlands in familiar fashion, winning the featured $57,000 Tarport Hap division for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night. Making her first start at the Meadowlands since winning the 2005 Breeders Crown, My Little Dragon was stride-for-stride with leader Armbro Dancer around the final turn before drawing off in the stretch to a half-length victory in a li...
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1:53.1 prep for Glidemaster

on 07/21/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster geared up for the Hambletonian eliminations next week with a lifetime-best 1:53.1 victory in a $15,000 Hambo prep Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by John Campbell for trainer Blair Burgess, Glidemaster drew off in the stretch to win by 5 1/2 lengths. Berto Primo (Ron Pierce) was second with Likeabatoutahell (Brian Sears) third. The Yankee Glide colt is owned by Robert Bur...
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Tweedle Dum wins 14th

on 07/20/2006 2:00 AM
Tweedle Dum is now tied as the winningest horse in North America this year, scoring his 14th win of the season with a two-length triumph in the Preferred-Handicap Trot at Pompano Park Wednesday. Walter Ross Jr. drove him to victory. A 6-year-old gelded son of Star Challenge, owned by Diane Norris and Alfred Brotter of Pompano Beach and trained by Gordon Norris, Tweedle Dum is now tied with Elm ...
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ISS at Indiana Downs

on 07/20/2006 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters and pacers took center stage at Indiana Downs Wednesday, July 19. Two divisions of trotters and five pacing splits competed in the second round of Indiana Sire Stakes competition at the Shelbyville oval, with each race carrying an $8,000 purse. Several first leg winners duplicated their efforts Wednesday evening. The pacing splits kicked off with plenty of excitement as ...
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Vandervort in 1:52.1

on 07/20/2006 2:00 AM
Leah Vandervort, 27, who was the fourth fastest female driver in history by virtue of a 1:53.4 win at Harrington Raceway in 2004, moved up to second place on the all-woman list Wednesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a 1:52.4 victory with her 3-year-old filly pacer Miss Tally Ho. Brooke Nickells stand atop the female driving list with a 1:52.1 win with True Charmer at Springfiel...
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Tioga Downs maze

on 07/20/2006 2:00 AM
Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley, N.Y., which is located about 10 minutes from Tioga Downs, has an annual corn maze, and this year the farm\'s maze has been done in conjunction with a promotion for Tioga Downs. As can be seen in the photo, the maze includes a harness horse and driver and the spelling out of Tioga Downs.
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