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Macaria wins in Reynolds

on 07/11/2006 2:00 AM
Macaria Hanover looks like she’s back to her winning ways. The Lindy Lane filly captured the $17,808 first division of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, winning in 1:56.3. There were three divisions held for both 3-year-old trotting fillies and 3-year-old pacing fillies. The Reynolds action is part of Grand Circu...
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Top fields set in Europe

on 07/10/2006 2:00 AM
The St. Michel track in Finland is is regarded as the fastest oval in Europe, and may in fact be the fastest five-eighths mile in the world. A field led by Passionate Kemp, Mara Bourbon and Norvelous Hanover will take to the racing strip Sunday, July 16, for a $78,000 race at a distance of one mile. Post--Horse--Driver 1. Passionate Kemp--Markku Nieminen 2. Kool du Caux--Joseph Verbeeck 3. N...
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Am Nat elims at Balmoral

on 07/09/2006 2:00 AM
Caviart Sydney and Bolero Toki upset favorites in the closing strides of their respective divisions and won eliminations Saturday night at Balmoral Park for next week’s $200,000 American National for 3-year-old filly pacers. In the first elim Bolero Toki and Brent Holland overcame the favored Kissmekissmekissme and Ryan Anderson in deep stretch for a one-length victory in a career-best 1:51....
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10 Sire Stakes at Scioto

on 07/09/2006 2:00 AM
Freshman colt and gelding trotters and pacers were featured at Scioto Downs Saturday night in five divisions of each of the Ohio Sire Stakes. The top performance by the trotters was turned in by Trottin Troy, with Del S. Miller in the bike. The gelded son of Chip Chip Hooray went wire to wire, winning by 8 3/4 lengths in 2:00. It was the second win of the season in three starts for the homebred...
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Freshmen pacers at RcR

on 07/09/2006 2:00 AM
Freshman pacers of both sexes raced in two divisions each of the Maryland Sire Stakes at Rosecroft Raceway Saturday night with two sons of Allie’s Western proving to be the quickest. In the first colt and gelding split General Nelson was a neck winner for driver John Wagner over Western Sizzler and Brad Hanners in 1:57.2. The colt earned his second victory of the year for trainer Manley Brown...
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NJ Gov signs order

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Racing resumes at both the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park today. With the passage of a 2007 fiscal year budget, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine signed Executive Order 19 at approximately 6 a.m., ending the shutdown of state government that resulted in the furloughing of thousands of state employees, including those essential for the operation of horse racing. With the resumption of live and ...
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Nine OHSS at Northfield

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Funtime Filly made a break while taking the lead at the half, but recovered quickly, took the lead and went on to post a 3 3/4-length victory in 1:57.3 in one of five Ohio Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park Friday night. The evening’s 15-race card also included four divisions of the Sire Stakes for freshman filly trotters. Funtime Filly, a homebred daughter o...
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Favs win Dancer elims

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Harness racing returned to the Meadowlands early Saturday evening with three eliminations for next week’s $375,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial 3-year-old colt and gelding trot. There were no surprises as Here Comes Herbie, Mr. Pine Chip and Chocolatier scored convincing victories. The elims were originally scheduled for Friday, but because of the New Jersey budget impasse which closed the Meadowl...
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Passionate Glide scores

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Two divisions of 3-year-old filly trotters met in $25,000 non-wagering eliminations Friday night for next week’s $375,000 Delvin Miller Memorial. Last year’s Dan Patch winner, Passionate Glide, stretched her winning streak to five with a commanding 1:54.2 victory and Queen Serene also drew off for a 1:54 triumph. Ron Pierce tipped Passionate Glide out from the two hole after an opening quar...
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Grand Circuit at Pocono

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies and three-year-old pacing colts and geldings took center stage at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday afternoon, as they competed in the W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes to kick off Grand Circuit week at the track. Pocono-based driver Mike Simons managed a win in both classes. He drove 2-year-old Shroom, trained by Fred Grant, to a front-stepping trot victory in ...
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Haughton final set

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Defending William R. Haughton Memorial champion Dr. No and Ponder captured their respective $50,000 Haughton eliminations Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:48.4 and 1:48.2, respectively. In the first elim Dr. No and Cat Manzi took the early lead with a :26.4 opening quarter, then relinquished the lead to race favorite Mypanmar and John Campbell, who took the field past the half in :54.3 an...
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Sand Vic sets record

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Sand Vic continued his hot streak with a stakes record 1:51.2 victory in the $200,000 Titan Cup at the Meadowlands Saturday night over Elegant Man with Corleone Kosmos third. The time for the mile was a lifetime mark for the winner and was just one-fifth of a second off Varenne’s world mark. He’s Striking took the field of nine (Mohammed Mali was scratched sick) to the quarter in :27.1 then...
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Artistic Fella in 1:48.4

on 07/08/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella found the competition a little tougher in the second $50,000 Meadowlands Pace elimination Saturday night, but the son of Pacific Fella responded brilliantly with a career-best 1:48.4 victory, which equals the fastest Pace elimination record. In the first elim Perfect Union went wire to wire, scoring a major upset at odds of 50-1 in 1:49. Artistic Fella and Cat Manzi got away four...
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Mighty M sets $$ record

on 07/07/2006 2:00 AM
New Jersey\'s loss is apparently Monticello Raceway\'s gain as the upstate New York racetrack set an all-time handle high on Thursday afternoon. Wagering on the 13-race progam was $1,229,807, breaking the old mark of $1,192,895 set on Dec. 12, 2001. Both the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park Thoroughbred racetrack were forced to close due to the budget impasse in New Jersey. With those two racetrac...
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Muscles Yankee sis qualifies

on 07/07/2006 2:00 AM
Down Goes Debbie, a 2-year-old filly by Andover Hall and half sister to Muscles Yankee, highlighted a group of qualifiers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a 2:02.2 effort. Driven by Ray Schnittker for trainer Paul Doherty, Down Goes Debbie took command by the half and drew off by 13 1/2 lengths in the baby race. She came home in :29.4. The $170,000 yearling purchse is owned by Blue Chip Partner...
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Will Jet fly in Big M Pace?

on 07/07/2006 2:00 AM
Although he is still looking for her first win of 2006, it would be hard not to have high expectations for Jereme’s Jet in the first of two $50,000 Meadowlands Pace elimination races Saturday night at the Meadowlands. At two the son of Western Hanover-Ohyouprettything had six wins in seven starts and earned divisional honors as the 2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. With victories in the Go...
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Richard Bolte Sr. dies

on 07/07/2006 2:00 AM
Richard J. Bolte Sr., a former Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commissioner, died earlier this week due to a lingering illness. He was 72. Mr. Bolte joined the Commission in December of 2004 and served with distinction until his resignation in early 2006. He always asked thoughtful, probing questions to racetrack applicants, racetrack managers, and anyone else who came before the Commission, and a...
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Tioga bars Engler

on 07/07/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced that Ellen Engler of Middletown, N.Y. who has been listed as the trainer of record for horses owned by Sidney Korn, Alvin Jacobs, David Schneider and the VIP Internet Stable, has been informed that her racing privileges have been rescinded. Tim Case who previously has been the trainer of record for these owners was denied racing privileges before the Tioga meet started. ...
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Allstar Hall romps in quali

on 07/07/2006 2:00 AM
Allstar Hall, a 2-year-old colt from the first crop by Like A Prayer and out of the top producing mare Amour Angus, made his first qualifying start at Scioto Downs Friday morning and won wire to wire by 10 lengths in 2:02.1 with a last quarter in :29.3. Allstar Hall was a $270,000 yearling purchase from the Walnut Hall Ltd. consignment last fall by Jon Erik Magnusson, who turned the training du...
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2YO trotter in 1:58.2 mark

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadows held its third straight day of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Wednesday night. Five divisions of 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in the spotlight. Mythical Lindy, owned by Thomas York and Joe Sbrocco, set a stakes record of 1:58.2 in the fourth division. Trained by Jim Arledge Jr., Mythical Lindy looked superb in his initial start. He led the way at first-quarter in :28.4, but...
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