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Peaceful Way to Nat Ray?

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Undefeated in four starts this year, Peaceful Way is conspicuous by her absence in Friday night's $100,000 Perretti Farms Matchmaker for older trotting mares at the Meadowlands, but trainer Dave Tingley said it was by design. Tingley told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that he is hoping to receive an invitation for Peaceful Way to the Nat Ray Invitational Aug. 6 at the Big M where she would ta...
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Trotter looks Hambo choice

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Classic Photo stamped himself as one to beat in the upcoming Hambletonian with an impressive 1:53.4 victory in Friday night's $350,000 Stanley Dancer Trot at the Meadowlands. With Ron Pierce driving, Classic Photo was parked the entire mile, working his way into a third-over trip behind the tempo-setting Self Professed, who was moved to the lead at the opening :27.4 quarter by driver Eric Ledfo...
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Margaritaville in Miller

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Travel problems delayed driver Jack Moiseyev's arrival at the Meadowlands Friday night until midway through the card, but he quickly made up for lost time when he directed Margarita Nights to a $350,000 Delvin Miller Memorial victory. Moiseyev rallied Margarita Nights in deep stretch and was able to edge past the leading Pink Ribbons (David Miller) in the final stride to win in 1:54.2. Favored ...
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Bramasole in Perretti Farms

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Bramasole won the inaugural $100,000 Perretti Farms Matchmaker Stake at the Meadowlands Friday night, overcoming a tough first-over trip to score in 1:53.1. Driven by Eric Ledford, the 4-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee raced head to head with the leading Silver Springs (David Miller) for nearly the final half, and had enough left in the final strides to edge her rival. Mystical Sunshine fin...
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Filly scores in 1:54.3

on 07/14/2005 2:00 AM
Mattios was moved to the lead down the Meadowlands' backstretch and the daughter of Matt's Scooter went on to post a 1:54.3 victory in Wednesday night's $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies. George Brennan was in the sulky behind the James Tolson trainee as she held off a challenge by heavily-favored Mythical to win by three lengths. Catch An Angel was another 2 ¾ l...
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Harrington may add slots

on 07/14/2005 2:00 AM
Published reports state Harrington Raceway is considering adding as many as 400 slot machines; it currently has 1,581 machines and state law allows it to have 2,500. Harrington added 144 machines about six months ago and if it adds any more, the current area may not be big enough so the slots operation could be moved to another site on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Officials are reportedly...
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Reynolds winners at PcD

on 07/14/2005 2:00 AM
Supertank and Rollover Beethovan trotted to 1:57.1 victories and Quiet Tech posted a 1:57.3 clocking in a trio of $16,891 Reynolds divisions for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Pocono Downs Wednesday night. Supertank won the first of the three Reynolds splits by 1 ¼ lengths over Sharp Photo, with 3-5 favorite Lindy Five Hundred third. Jack Baggitt Jr. trains and drives the winning son of Li...
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Pujols sets Hawthorne mark

on 07/14/2005 2:00 AM
Making his first start for new owner Michael Polansky, the 2-year-old pacing colt Pujols set a Hawthorne Racecourse track record Wednesday night with a 1:53.3 effort. Harmer moved Pujols past early leader Nik The Nuke (Tim Tetrick) at the opening quarter and held off that one by 3 ½ lengths. Now trained and driven by Tom Harmer, Pujols was purchased following a second-place finish at Balmora...
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2-year-old fillies at Indy

on 07/14/2005 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies were the centerpiece of racing at Indiana Downs Wednesday, July 13. Freshman trotters participated in the first leg of Indiana Sire Stakes competition, while the pacers faced off in Genesis Series action. Deputy DJ wired the field in the first $8,000 division for trotters, winning in 2:03.1 for driver Mike Hollenback. The Ripken's Victory filly finished nearly six lengths i...
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No Monmouth luck for Pierce

on 07/14/2005 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce didn't make the trip to the Monmouth Park winner's circle Thursday afternoon after his Thoroughbred Blackout O Three came up short in his career debut. If there was a limit to winner's circle trips per week, Pierce perhaps is waiting for either Village Jolt to win the Meadowlands Pace or Classic Photo to capture the Dancer at the Meadowlands. Pierce's first Thorou...
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Mick Jag gets what he wants

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
Mick Jag N was like a rolling stone over the Monticello racetrack Tuesday afternoon, setting a new local standard for older pacing geldings with a 1:53 victory in the $12,000 Open Pace. With Greg Merton driving, Mick Jag N lowered the previous standard set two years ago by Franco Saga N by one full second. Merton moved Mick Jag N three wide around the final turn and the burst propelled him to a...
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Frosh fillies shine at PcD

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
Pocono Downs was the site Tuesday evening for six Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers, with driver Brett Miller and trainer Brian Brown teaming up to win a pair of the splits. Total purses offered topped $93,000. Miller directed Pest From The West, a daughter of Western Hanover, to a 1:56 victory, and he also guided Rosa Villa, a daughter of The Panderosa to a 1:56.3 ...
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Gray Gladiator to return

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
Forced to miss the last month of racing because there just wasn't any place to race, Admiral's Express has drawn post five in a $50,000(C) Open Pace at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. The 9-year-old gelding has not started in a pari-mutuel race since June 18, when he won his third straight start and eighth of the year in 19 attempts. Admiral's Express won his second straight qualifier at Mohawk J...
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Colt trotters at Indy

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
Two divisions of Indiana Sire Stakes competition were held for freshman colt and gelding trotters Tuesday, July 12 at Indiana Downs. In the first $8,000 division Blowlowsanta won in 2:03.3 and Hoosier Gazette captured the second contest in 2:01.2. Blowlowsanta, a gelded son of Saint Nick Hanover, held off Vaundman Bluegrass (Elliotts Express) and Ricky Macomber by half a length at the wire. Ge...
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Big M guarantees 100G's

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced it will once again be offering a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Meadowlands Pace night, Saturday, July 16. Last year's guarantee was easily surpassed when the pool hit a record $210,797, with a winning $1 ticket worth $59,725.50 The pick 4 Saturday night spans races six through nine, and includes the eighth race $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Last year's bonanza payof...
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Purse increase at Pocono

on 07/12/2005 2:00 AM
Pocono Downs will increase purses an average of 10 percent starting this Friday (July 15). "The increases are being made to improve the quality of harness racing here at Pocono Downs and to show our support to our horsemen," said Bobby Soper, president and chief executive officer of Downs Racing LP. The Open Handicap Pace will go from $9,000 to $10,000 while the Open Trot and Open Handicap Pace...
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Contenders land good posts

on 07/12/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover has drawn post five for Saturday's $1 million Meadowlands Pace as he attempts to solidify his status as the leading 3-year-old colt in North America. Hoping to put a chink in his chances are nine other colts, including Meadowlands Pace elimination winners Leading X Ample and Stonebridge Regal, the latter of which edged Rocknroll Hanover. As winners of the elims, the connection...
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Drivers refuse to race

on 07/11/2005 2:00 AM
A group of catch-drivers contacted the Hawthorne Race Course stewards Sunday night and demanded that trainer-driver Tom Harmer not be allowed to use his bike on his own horse (Armbro Dollar), in the third race, since no other drivers had the newly-approved AdvantEdge 6.3 sulky. Harmer refused to take his approved sulky off his horse, and as a result, the stewards scratched Harmer's horse. The r...
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World mark at Pocono

on 07/11/2005 2:00 AM
Here Comes Herbie, driven by Ray Schnittker and trained by Paul Doherty, established a new world record of 1:56 for a 2-year-old trotting colt on on a five-eighths mile track Sunday night at Pocono Downs. Here Comes Herbie on the front end the entire way from the one post. The t2-year-old Credit Winner colt was a 15 3/4-length winner in one of the five divisions of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial St...
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Pocono sees 1:49.4 mile

on 07/11/2005 2:00 AM
Yankee Finale became the first horse to ever pace a sub-1:50 mile at Pocono Downs Sunday night, capturing the $9,000 Open Pace in 1:49.4 for driver Cat Manzi. After leaving with Yankee Finale, Manzi yielded the front and was content to sit the pocket trip behind Hop Sing (George Napolitano Jr.). Yankee Finale came back out in the stretch and was able to wear down his rival to win by three-quart...
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