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Some Renditions dominates in PA Stallion division

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
Some Renditions dominated the field on the front end, scoring in a stake-fastest 1:54.1 over a "good" surface in Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Cult Icon and Round The Beach taking the other splits. Trainer Michael Hall and the ownership team of CTC Stable, Howard Taylor and...
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Callahan, Simple Kinda Man win Battle of Waterloo

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day got off to a thrilling start for owner-breeder Michael Kwietniowski when three-year-old pacing gelding Kazimoto captured his first-ever Ontario Sires Stakes victory on Monday. Starting from post 2, Kazimoto and driver Alfie Carroll were fourth through the early going and then tipped into the outside lane heading for the half. Steadily advancing on pacesetter...
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Biggie best in Plainridge feature

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
Biggie lived up to his name, charging late from off the pace to capture the $14,000 conditioned pacing feature in impressive style at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon. Biggie (Greg Merton) left from post six and dropped in third while American Rock (Jim Hardy) went up front to cut the mile. The leader dictated early fractions of :27 and :57 when Lew’s Maverick (Mike Eaton) and Warrawee...
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Sir John F wins Townsend Ackerman; Evelyn wins Duenna

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter and Yannick Gingras will team up to go for their unprecedented fourth straight Hambletonian Oaks on Saturday with morning line favorite Ariana G. The duo tuned up Friday night by partnering to win the $50,000 Townsend Ackerman with 7/5 wagering choice Sir John F in a lifetime-best 1:53.4. Gingras, who won four races on the card, steered the Donato Hanover colt to a textbook second-...
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Freaky Feet Pete returns to Hoosier winner's circle

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
World Champion and fan favorite Freaky Feet Pete returned to the winner's circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the first time this season in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, on Friday, August 4. With regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Freaky Feet Pete turned a pocket trip into a 1:50.2 score to notch his first win of the season from four outings....
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Blazin Britches equals record in Shady Daisy

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands got off to a fast start as Brian Brown trainee Blazin Britches scorched the mile en route to a track-record equaling 1:48.4 performance in the $113,950 Shady Daisy for sophomore filly pacers. The homebred, owned by Emerald Highlands Farm, was driven to an open-lengths victory by David Miller. Blazin Britches was one of two supplemental entries in the race.&n...
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Pasithea Face S upsets in Steele Memorial

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Swedish import Pasithea Face S triggered the first upset of the day in the $176,250 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial for free-for-all trotting mares Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands. Sporting the colors of owner Courant Inc., Tim Tetrick steered the Muscle Hill five year old to a 1:51.2 win on the third race of the Hambletonian program. It was the first win in two starts on American soil for t...
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Favored You Know You Do takes Haughton

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Elimination winner and favored You Know You Do pulled away late in the lane to capture the $360,650 Peter Haughton Memorial for freshman trotting colts Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands. With Yannick Gingras in the sulky, the Jimmy Takter-trained son of Muscle Hill tripped the timer in 1:54.2. Takter steered Samo Different Day to a runner-up finish.   Starting fifth in the fie...
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Manchego remains perfect in Doherty win

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Undefeated Manchego made it look easy in the $330,800 Jim Doherty Memorial for two-year-old filly trotters Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands. Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Jimmy Takter, the Muscle Hill freshman raised her record to five-for-five with a dominant 1:52.4 effort, easily winning over a late-closing Phaetosive.   An elimination winner one week earlier, Manc...
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Resolve dominates Cashman Memorial

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Bouncing back from a fourth-place finish in the Spirit of Massachusetts Trot, Resolve and trainer Ake Svanstedt captured the $303,050 John Cashman Memorial with authority Saturday, August 5. The Muscle Hill six year old covered the 1 1/8 miles in 2:04.2 at the Meadowlands, with Marion Marauder a distant second and Lookslikeachpndale third.   When the gate folded several free-for-a...
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Huntsville scores Cane Pace in 2:03

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace champion Huntsville turned in a gutsy effort Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands, claiming victory in the $334,325 Cane Pace for three-year-old pacing colts. The son of Somebeachsomewhere captured the 1 1/8 miles contest, the first leg of the Triple Crown, in a time of 2:03. R J P and Yannick Gingras paced second followed by Downbytheseaside, driven by Brian Sears.  ...
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International Moni, Enterprise win Hambo elims

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Favored International Moni prevailed in a photo over Bill’s Man to win the first $100,000 Hambletonian elimination Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands. Driven by Scott Zeron for trainer Frank Antonacci, the Love You-Moni Maker colt stopped the clock in 1:52.3. The trotter is bred and owned by the Moni Maker Stable.   Giveitgasandgo pushed to the lead at the start of the day’s...
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Check Six an upset winner in McKee Memorial

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Check Six and Yannick Gingras, sent off at 38-1, pulled the big upset in the $224,400 Sam McKee Memorial for free-for-all pacers Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands. Trained by Ron Burke, the Somebeachsomewhere four year old charged down the lane to pick up his second seasonal win, covering 1 1/8 miles in 2:02.1.   As the race unfolded All Bets Off and Matt Kakaley set the tempo early b...
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Ariana G romps in Hambletonian Oaks

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Heavily-favored Ariana G sprinted away from the field and won the 92nd renewal of the Hambletonian Oaks Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands. Trained by Jimmy Takter, the Muscle Hill filly captured the $500,000 event with a 1:51.2 performance with Yannick Gingras. She was followed across the wire by Magic Presto and Dream Together.   Fine Tuned Lady and Corey Callahan received the early ...
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Perfect Spirit wins Hambletonian on DQ

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Perfect Spirit wasn’t the first across the line in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Hambletonian final for sophomore trotting colts, but he inherited the victory due to disqualification. The 92nd running of harness racing’s pinnacle event saw What The Hill and David Miller win in 1:52.3, but judges deemed the duo had interfered with Guardian Angel As in the stretch, causing the colt to go off stride ...
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Pure Country game in Lady Liberty win

on 08/05/2017 2:00 AM
Two-time Dan Patch Award winner Pure Country turned in a gritty effort Saturday, August 5 at the Meadowlands, winning the $200,400 Lady Liberty for free-for-all pacing mares. Driven by Mark MacDonald for trainer Jimmy Takter, the four-year-old crossed under the wire in 1:50. Nike Franco N and Penpal rounded out the trifecta.   When the gate folded, Shesjustadelight N and Ron Cushing fired...
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Top Flight Angel's 1:55 leads NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/04/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $169,499 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. With state standout Devious Man having contracted a case of Hambletonian tunnel vision, these divisions—worth $55,833, $56,833 and $56,833, respectively—offered a showcase for others among the Empire’s best in show. The evening’s first event was play...
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Jan wins series leg at Mohawk in 1:53.3

on 08/04/2017 2:00 AM
Jan and driver Trevor Henry made a :26 final-quarter look as easy as possible en route to winning Thursday’s (Aug. 3) second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of six rookie pacing fillies met up for the C$14,000 second round of the three-week series. Rock N Roll Heaven filly Jan was made the 1-5 favorite on the heels of a 1:53.3 victory a week prior.  ...
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BZ Glide, Striker Ace take top trots at Batavia

on 08/04/2017 2:00 AM
  Heavy storms blew through western New York and provided less than desirable conditions, but an off-track and six foes couldn't keep BZ Glide from getting to the winner's circle in the $10,500 Open handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Aug. 4). Noble Legend (Ray Fisher Jr.) left with the gate and dropped in second behind Lutetium (Ron Beback Jr.) who was not about ...
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Lispatty wins Friday night distaff at Yonkers

on 08/04/2017 2:00 AM
Lispatty (George Brennan, $6.20) bottomed ‘em out Friday night (Aug. 4th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Going right down the road (:27.1, :55.3, 1:23.2, season’s-best 1:52.2) from assigned post position No.4, Lispatty showed no love to 11-10 favorite Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett). The former hung the latter, who eventually threw it in reverse...
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