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Credit Winner tri in NYSS

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Daughters of Credit Winner captured three of four divisions of the $146,300 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Thursday night. Odds-on choice Twin B Senorita had no problems capturing her NYSS split with a 1:59 effort for trainer-driver Ray Schnittker. The wire-to-wire win was the first of the year for the filly leased to race by Blue Chip Partners...
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Perdition wins Maywood Pace

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Perdition, half of a 1-2 entry with Mandala Quest, captured Thursday night's $100,000 Maywood Pace final for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Maywood Park with a 1:53.2 effort for driver Ryan Anderson. Despite racing first-over from the quarter pole, Perdition was able to rally past the pacesetting Ithinki'msomebody (Tony Morgan) in the final strides to win by a neck. Mandala Quest closed for B...
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Keystone Classic winners

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Chattanooga showed she has fully recovered from a broken sesamoid bone suffered at two with a 1:54.1 victory in one of three divisions of the $73,499 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday night at The Meadows. A daughter of Real Artist, Chattanooga was driven by Dave Palone for trainer Bill Andrews and owner Alan LaValley. Cool Character captured her Keystone Classic split with...
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Yonkers Trot to Freehold

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced for the second straight year the Yonkers Trot will be raced at another site. Last year the Triple Crown contest was hosted by Hawthorne Racecourse and this year the event will be raced at Freehold Raceway on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 20. The companion Hudson Filly Trot will also be raced that day at Freehold. Eliminations, if necessary, for the $390,000 (est.) Yonke...
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Mrs. Grant Four second

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Mrs. Grant Four, whose story was told on harnessracing.com the past few days, finished second in her Thursday night race at the Meadowlands, snapping her win streak at three. In the $19,000 contest for fillies and mares, the 2-5 favorite Armbro Bianca won her fifth straight race as driver David Miller moved his charge to the lead past Mrs. Grant Four and driver George Brennan at the three-quarters...
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Woodbine expansion

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Toronto Sun sports reporter Rob Longley is reporting in Thursday's edition that a multi-million expansion project at Woodbine Racetrack will soon be announced. According to the report, Woodbine CEO and chairman of the board David Willmot has acknowleged the impending announcement of the project that will include the building of a hotel and conference center and a theater that will seat several ...
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Big M VLTs dead

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
A plan to add video lottery terminals at the Meadowlands appears to be a dead issue following the announcement Thursday that the idea was being abandoned by state Senate Democrats who previously backed the idea. Published reports state that the Democrats acknowledged that the plan had no chance to make it through the Assembly so they were scrapping the idea. "That's part of the give-and-take of...
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Belovedangel a winner

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old Artsplace-sired pacing filly Belovedangel bounced back from a bout with tying up and won the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final in a stakes record 1:50.3 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce drove Belovedangel for trainer Bob McIntosh, who owns the filly in partnership with John Fielding and Irving Liverman. Belovedangel missed last week's third leg of the New Jersey...
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Another win for Muscleman

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman picked up his seventh victory in eight starts this season Friday night at the Meadowlands, but this one was by only a neck over Hellava Hush in 1:51.3. The race was a prep for next week's $200,000 (estimated) Titan Cup. In other trotting action on Friday night at the Big M, Enflammatory lowered his lifetime mark to 1:52.1 and set a world mark for his age group with a handy 2 1/2-l...
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Freshman scores in 1:54.4

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
Western Ace paced to a 1:54.4 victory in the second of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for freshman colts at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, equaling the fastest time clocked by a division member in 2005. In an earlier Sire Stakes split, Artistic Fella scored in 1:55. Western Ace, driven by Ron Pierce, got up late for a three-quarter-length victory over longshot Actionuke with Livestrong ...
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Miller still 2nd in WDC

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
After the third of five rounds of the World Driving Championship currently being held in Italy, United States representative Andy Miller sits second to Italian Roberto Andreghetti by only 1 ½ points, 134 to 132 ½. The two drivers held those spots heading into the round and even though neither posted a victory in the four contests held in Rome, they were able to maintain their positions. G...
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Magic in Hunt M Down

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
Magic Lane sprung a 30-1 upset in the $26,500 final of the Hunt M Down Series at Hawthorne Racecourse Wednesday night, trotting the mile in 1:57.4 to defeat another longshot, 10-1 Curly Whirly by a half length. Search Mission finished third, just ahead of slight favorite Trendy Girl. Driven by Mike Oosting, Magic Lane is a 6-year-old son of Lindy Lane owned by Jerry and Helen Logan. Jerry Logan...
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Tough 12 in Hoosier Cup

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
A well-balanced field of 12 sophomore male pacers has been entered for Saturday's $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park. New Jersey Sire Stakes winner Dawn Of A New Day, who finished his freshman campaign with a third-place finish in the Governor's Cup at the Meadowlands, has drawn post one and will be one of nine 3 year olds on the gate with three leaving from the trailing second tier. David Mi...
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7 in Roses Are Red prep

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
With the season-ending injury to Rainbow Blue one might have thought that of the other 24 older pacing mares nominated to the Roses Are Red Stakes at Mohawk all 24 would be entered, but only 11 names were dropped into the box, and only seven of those have been entered in this Saturday's $45,000 prep race. "I was surprised too that only 11 were entered," Mohawk race secretary Scott McKelvie told...
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Can you beat the host?

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV (HRTV) and XpressBet have teamed up with a "Beat The Host" online harness racing handicapping contest that begins July 2 and continues every Saturday through July 30, with $40,000 in prizes for the weekly contests and the championship round. The contest is open to all XPressBet account holders and the host that they need to beat is HRTV on-air personality Peter Lurie. Also available...
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AdvantEdge Pro 2 approved

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association has announced it has approved the new AdvantEdge Pro 2 sulky produced by Evolution Racing. The sulky is a new version of the AdvantEdge Model 6.8, which recently had its approval withdrawn by the USTA after several broke. The USTA release also stated that Evolution Racing's AdvantEdge Model 6.3 sulky continues to be approved for use, but the company's Tom Harmer re...
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10-cent bet = $8,605

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
No, you're eyes weren't deceiving you if you were at Hawthorne Racecourse or watching via simulcast Sunday night, June 19, and saw the 7th race superfecta returning $172,116.80. The $2 price was posted on the tote board but the lure of the 10-cent ticket struck as there was only a single winner of the entire pool, which returned $8,605.84 for that lucky dime. It was apropos that a horse named A...
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Belcher horse dies on track

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
While Harness Racing Youth League campers were reporting to the paddock at The Meadows Tuesday night, a horse trained by Jenny Belcher fell to the track right in front of the paddock and died. The 9-year-old gelding Cody Stallone was on the track for a warm-up trip when he collapsed on the track. The horse struggled for several minutes to breath before he died. Also owned by Belcher, he was sch...
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Big Al's: big attraction

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
When their racehorses aren't making headlines, Al Saul and Dana Parham have another venture that's generating news. On Wednesday they opened Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in Tamarac, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale. The feature attraction at the 18,000-square foot store is a 5,000-gallon predator tank called "The Deep." Among the fish in the tank are sharks. Saul recently campaigned the $1.2 mill...
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Mare seeks 3 in a row

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
Actress Mary Tyler Moore used to shrill "Oh, Mr. Grant!" on her television show, and Illinois-based owners Orville Rursch and Brad and Gary Williams are now yelling "Oh, Mrs. Grant!" The trio own Mrs. Grant Four, a 4-year-old pacing mare who is aiming for her third straight victory Thursday night at the Meadowlands. So exactly who is Mrs. Grant Four named for? "It's a long story, but simply,...
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