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PASS Fillies at Pocono

on 05/27/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotters took to the track at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the second round of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes with each winner scoring in a career-best effort. Gyration Hanover picked up her second win in the Sire Stakes with a 1:56.3 triumph, while Caviar Cram Puff (1:57.3) and Freeze Frame (1:58) each scored their first Sire Stakes victories this year. Gyration Hanover, with...
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Fillies, mares at Hawthorne

on 05/27/2006 2:00 AM
Bow Wow Wine and Street Dancer picked up wins in the second round of the Plum Peachy Series and Loyal Opposition scored in the series named for her in racing action at Hawthorne Friday night. In the first division of the Plum Peachy for 3-year-old filly pacers, Bow Wow Wine raced first-over from the half then overtook the pace-setting Free in the lane and posted a 1 1/4-length victory in 1:54 f...
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Sire Stakes at Hoosier

on 05/27/2006 2:00 AM
Ho Lotta Speed (1:54), Bluebird Ferrari (1:55) and Sensuous Girl (1:55.2) scored victories in their respective $12,000 divisions of the third leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes for three-year-old filly pacers at Hoosier Park Friday. In the fastest split, Ho Lotta Speed and Joe Essig Jr.cruised to a 2-length victory over Peachy Yankee and Joshua Sutton, with Velvet Eileen and Willie Schwartz third. ...
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Sweden Cup to Digger Crown

on 05/27/2006 2:00 AM
Digger Crown captured the $70,000 final of the Sweden Cup at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, defeating Passionate Kemp in a photo finish in 1:55.2. Bellman Toll was third while first-elimination winner Straightup was fourth. U.S. representatives Muscle Bound and Justice Hall did not qualify for the final after finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, in the first elimination. ...
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Bouchard steers six winners

on 05/26/2006 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s leading driver, Stephane Bouchard of Goshen, NY, put on a driving clinic Thursday when he reined six winners on the 13-race card. Bouchard, who currently leads the local driving colony with 138 victories, began the day with a 1:58:2 victory behind Five Card Charlie ($4.20) in the first race. He then won the fourth with Midnite Credit ($8.50) in 2:05:3; the fifth with Fran...
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USTA grants funds to fairs

on 05/26/2006 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association today announced the names of 20 county fairs that will receive $500 matching grants to promote their races this summer. Grant proposals included using funds for a live radio broadcast of races, restaurant placemats to promote an entire circuit, flyers in local newspapers, a traveling exhibit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of harness racing in multiple counties...
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Mares square off at Ppk

on 05/26/2006 2:00 AM
Chip And Gale A, the top mare at Pompano Park Harness Track this season, goes for her fourth straight win Friday in the 2nd race $10,000 Mares Preferred Handicap Pace. The Australian-bred 9 year old has won six of her last seven starts since coming to Pompano Park for trainer-driver Daryl Bier. She starts from post 6 in the 2nd race and is the 7/5 favorite. Owned by Vincent Ali of Manalapan, N...
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Go Go Gabby stays unbeaten

on 05/26/2006 2:00 AM
Go Go Gabby extended her win streak to a perfect three-for-three in 2006, trotting the mile in a lifetime best 1:58.4 in the first division of the Silhouette Star Series second leg at Hawthorne Thursday. She took the lead quickly, built up a two-length lead in the stretch, then had to withstand the late move of Miss Imperial. Along the way, she set fractions of :29.3, 1:00.1, and 1:30.4. Odds-...
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Chocolatier qualifies 1:59.1

on 05/26/2006 2:00 AM
Chocolatier, 2-year-old colt trotting champion, world record holder and Dan Patch award winner, finished first in a qualifier at Hazel Park Raceway, timed in 1:59.1. The 3-year-old son of Credit Winner made a break in a qualifier at Hazel Park last week.
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Tweedle Dum wins ninth

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Tweedle Dum ($2.10) became the winningest horse at Pompano Park Harness Track this year, posting his ninth victory of the 2006 season with a one-length victory in the $10,000 Preferred Handicap Trot Wednesday. Driven by Walter Ross, Jr., Tweedle Dum was sent off as the overwhelming 1-9 betting favorite and overtook rival Ultimate Sundance before the opening quarter mile in :27.4. He then held t...
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Pellini took a shot and won

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
For 81 year-old Fred Pelini, a night out with his buddies, and a twist of fate, led to a handicapping championship at Hawthorne, and an experience he’ll cherish forever. “I had a hip replacement last August, and just when I was ready to go home, they told me I needed surgery on my colon,” Pelini explained. “After the surgeries and all the rehab, I was in the hospital for five months. I...
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Leg Two at Hawthorne

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Two divisions of leg two of the Brandenburg Series for Illinois-bred 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters are on tap for tonight at Hawthorne. Litigator, who posted a win by more than five lengths in last week’s opening leg of the series as the 3-5 chalk, should be the overwhelming favorite in the tonight’s first division, which is the first race on the card. The Roger Welch-trainee is p...
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Joe To Go qualifies

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Joe To Go, son of Jenna’s Beach Boy and winner of $149,972 last year at 2, qualified Wednesday morning at Hawthorne in 1:55.2. According to trainer Joe Seekman, Joe To Go will make his next start in the Burlington at Woodbine on June 3. He is eligible to and is aiming for the North America Cup slated for June 17. In the qualifier Joe To Go led every step of the way for driver Tim Tetrick, tea...
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Trotters win at Harrington

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Toby Lynch Jr\'s Put Them On Hold (1:57.3) and Tyler Stillings and James Chambers Five Carat Diamond (1:57.4) each won their $13,500 winners-over trot divisions Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Both horses launched late rallies pushing them to the winner\'s circle. It was Put Them On Hold\'s fourth win of the year and second of the meet, while Five Carat Diamond picked up his third win and a pe...
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Strong Yankee qualifies

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Strong Yankee 3,1:50.3 ($1,406,851) finished second in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in 1:55 with Andy Miller aboard. Winner of the Breeders Crown last year at 3, Strong Yankee was a $52,000 yearling purchase and is owned by Strong Yankee Stable. Eilean Donon, winner of a 2004 Hambletonian elimination, finished third in 1:57.3 out of the ten hole for Trond Smedshammer. The 5-y...
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3YO filly trotters qualify

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide, winner of the 2005 Dan Patch Award for 2-year-old fillies, won a qualifier at the Meadowlands by 3 ½ lengths in 1:58 with trainer Jimmy Takter driving. The filly by Yankee Glide registered five wins and five seconds from 11 starts last year, banking $638,947 from wins in the Breeders Crown and Goldsmith Maid, among others. Brittany Farms owns the filly. Merrie Annabelle winne...
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My Little Dragon returns

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Undefeated 2-year-old champ and Dan Patch Award winner My Little Dragon paced in 1:54.3 in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning. Driven by Brian Sears, the 3-year-old Dragon Again filly won by three lengths. Adam Victor and Son Stable LLC owns and Brendan Johnson trains the $60,000 yearling purchase, who paced in 1:52 and earned $486,583 last year. Three Diamonds and New York Sire St...
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Classic contender ready

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Artstanding\'s calm disposition was what made him stand out to trainer Tom Fanning at the yearling sales, but the 3-year-old pacing colt\'s self-assuredness is what has turned him into a stakes contender. He is one of seven horses who will bid for the winner\'s share of the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the sixth race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Artstanding is owned ...
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3YO pacing stars qualify

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colts tested their mettle in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, highlighted by Fox Valley Appeal (1st, 1:51.1), Total Truth (2nd, 1:51.2), Alastor Hanover (3rd, 1:53), and Bartolomeo N (4th, 1:56). All of the above colts are eligible to the Burlington on June 3 and the North America Cup on June 17, both at Woodbine, as well as the Meadowlands Pace, set for July 15....
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Bleeding sidelines horse

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacer Michelle’s Gemstone was not entered in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic because he bled in the prep for the race, said the horse’s owner, Jeffrey Snyder. Michelle’s Gemstone, a gelded son of Western Ideal, was bred by Snyder. He was unraced as a 2 year old but had won in 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands this year. He finished 20 ½ lengths behind the winner...
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