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Easy effort by Coulantine

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
Coulantine, the Lindy Lane filly who won six of seven starts last season including the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) championship, wired the field in a PASS at Pocono Downs Friday night, scoring by five lengths in 1:58.2. With Dave Palone driving for trainer Doug Miller, Coulatine picked up her second win in four starts this season and second straight in PASS action. She's now set up to defe...
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Saratoga NYSS action

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters were held at Saratoga Friday night with seven divisions required. The fastest winner was Cromwell, a son of Credit Winner, in 1:58.4. Other winners were Farmer Jones (2:00.2), Carie's Credit (2:00.2), Cold Granite (2:02), The Big Cat (2:01.2), Give Me Credit (2:00.4), and Hewitt Blue Chip (2:01.4).
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2YO night at Northfield

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
Ohio Sire Stakes for 2 year olds filled much of Northfield Park's Friday night card with seven events on the card. The stars of the show were Ruthie Cando, who won by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:57, and Judge Sadie, who scored by two lengths in 1:57.1. Ruthie Cando is a daughter of Mattcando who won her second straight Ohio stakes. Brett Miller drove her to the latest victory for trainer Brandon Piguet....
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Dawn Ofa New Day in 1:50.3

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
David Miller sent Dawn Ofa New Day to the lead past the quarter and never looked back en route to a dominating 1:50.3 victory in the $500,000 Hoosier Cup for 3-year-old pacers at Hoosier Park Saturday night. Sent off the even-money favorite in the bulky field of 12, Dawn Of A New Day drew clear from his rivals down the stretch to win by open lengths over runner-up Odds On Duane (Tim Tetrick) wi...
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Ponder wins Pacing Derby

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
Ponder rallied from a third-over trip for driver Jack Moiseyev to win the $831,000(C) Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk Raceway Satrurday night in 1:49.2. After some early give and take for the lead, it was Maltese Artist and driver Ron Pierce who led around the final turn. Mark Evers had Art's Chip on the move first-over and that one put away the leader and took control turning for home. Midway ...
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Armbro Flight elims held

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way and Mystical Sunshine captured their respective eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older mare trotters at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. Peaceful Way closed from the back of the pack down the Mohawk stretch to win the first elim in 1:52.4 for driver Trevor Ritchie. Bramasole (George Brennan) stayed game for second with Abbey Craig (Mario Baillargeon) third. David Ti...
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New York Yank in 1:53.3

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin suffered his first defeat in nearly a year Thursday night, finishing third behind the winning New York Yank in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt trotters at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce was in the sulky behind 2004 Peter Haughton Memorial winner New York Yank, who had the lead along the inside but had to battle a stubborn Self Professed (Eric Ledford) th...
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Bluestone surprises in NJSS

on 06/24/2005 2:00 AM
Flawless Bluestone and driver David Miller rallied late to defeat Just Like A Dream by a half length in 1:55.4 in Thursday night's $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands. Odds-on favorite Motivational and driver George Brennan led through opening fractions of :28, :57.2 and 1:26.4, but tired down the stretch and finished ninth. Miller was sitting ...
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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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