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Tactical Landing wins debut in baby race

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies, Pace Day edition, began at 9:30 a.m. on a windless, muggy morning with the temperature at 72 degrees.  Making his first public appearance a winning one this morning was Tactical Landing, the trotting colt who gained notice with a bid of $800,000 at the 2016 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by his eponymous ownership group. Trainer Bob Stewart has brought...
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Walner sets 1:50.2 stakes mark in Dancer split

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Wallner did not disappoint. The 1-9 favorite and defending Dan Patch Award and Breeders Crown winner cruised to a 3-1/4 length victory over Devious Man in a stakes-record 1:50.2 in the $159,000 first division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night (July 15). Bill’s Man finished third and Common Parlance finished fourth. Walner&nb...
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Ariana G, Overdraft Volvo take Miller divisions

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G rebounded from her only loss of the season – a tough-trip third against colts in the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial – with a typically powerful performance in winning the first of two $125,250 divisions of the Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands Saturday night (July 15). The daughter of Muscle Hill brushed to command at the three-eighths and appear...
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$18,000 yearling What's The Word sets PASS mark

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Whats The Word blew away the field by 7-1/4 lengths en route to a stake-record 1:55.2 in Saturday’s (July 15) $169,952 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with Lawmaker, Crystal Fashion and Muscle M Up taking the other splits. Trainer Jim Campbell and owner Fashion Farms te...
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Agent Q sets 1:48.4 stakes mark in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q moved alongside leader Brazuca on the final turn and pulled away from the field to win Saturday’s $165,700 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old filly pacers by two lengths in a stakes- and track-record equaling 1:48.4 at the Meadowlands. Idyllic Beach finished second and Awash was third. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Agent Q and driver David Miller were fourth in the race...
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Emoticon, Hannelore score in Miss Versatility

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
In a 1:51 world-record performance for a 4-year-old mare, Emoticon Hanover and Daniel Dube made light work of the field to win their division of the $30,000 Miss Vesatility for open trotting mares by a length and a half on Saturday at the Meadowlands.  Dube got the daughter of Kadabra off the gate and to the lead first before the :28.3 first quarter and held Broadwa...
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Marion Marauder captures Hambo Maturity

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
It was a big-time performance by the defending Trotter of the Year. Driven by Scott Zeron, 1-5 favorite Marion Marauder chased down Cufflink Hanover by a head in 2:05.2 for the mile-and-an-eighth distance to capture the $458,750 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and in doing so, became the first horse in the fourth edition of the series to comple...
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NY round up: Oh My Joepa one of 4 wins for MacDonald

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Leading Vernon driver John MacDonald won four races on the Saturday night card at Vernon Downs, and Oh My Joepa (MacDonald) went gate-to-wire and barely held on to take Vernon Downs' feature. Owned, trained, and driven by John MacDonald, Oh My Joepa (Rock N Roll Hanover) would put up the fractions  :26,  :55, 1:23.1, and the Mike's in 1:52. Oh My Joepa ($3.40) won for the third st...
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Meadowlands Pace won by Huntsville in 1:47.4

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
The heated rivalry between Huntsville (4) and Downbytheseaside reached a fever pitch late in the $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night (July 15) at the Meadowlands. Huntsville held on by a head, gaining a 4-3 advantage in their eight showdowns. The only time neither got the victory was last month in the North America Cup -- won by Fear The Dragon -- where Hunt...
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Mach It So wins Haughton by a neck

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mach It So, with David Miller driving, held off a persistent Boston Red Rocks and Brett Miller in the final eighth of a mile to win the $427,400 William Haughton Memorial for open pacers by a neck at the Meadowlands on Saturday night in a time of 2:00.4 for the mile and an eighth distance. Mach It So was off the early pace, set by Bettor’s Edge and Scott Zeron through a snappy :...
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River Otter upsets at 11-1 in $75k Indiana final

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
River Otter used a strong stretch rally to pull the 11-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 15. Skillfully driven by Robert Taylor, who also does the training duties, River Otter avoided early traffic issues to stop the timer in 1:58.1 and record a...
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The Dark Shadow emerges from fog to win

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Heading into Thursday's three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack, The Dark Shadow had delivered nine top five finishes in Ontario Sires Stakes action without ever visiting the winner's circle. That dubious streak came to an end in the third $18,800 Grassroots division Thursday as The Dark Shadow paced out of the fog in front of the pack and sailed home to a 1:53.1 victory...
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Live Love Laugh takes Vernon mare feature

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) captured the Thursday night fillies and mares feature ($7,500) at Vernon Downs.   Girlofyourdreams (W Bart Dalious) would take command early and hit the first quarter in :26. Wanna Rock N Roll (Shawn McDonough) would take a short lead, but Girlofyourdreams would re-take the lead all and lead all the way to the top of the stretch. Love Live Laugh (H...
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Kwik Talkin has chance to shine Saturday

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Ottawa, Ont.-based horseman Robert Robinson is no stranger to working with talented horses. Every year, he breaks and trains quality 2-year-olds before shipping them out to trainers who will campaign and race them. Among his former pupils are Gerries Sport, a multiple Ontario Sire Stakes winner. "I do train some horses for people that are pretty well respected, but once I get them ready, they g...
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Dream Baby Dream keeps dreams alive

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
If there is anyone on the planet who intends to ask Rod Allen if he plans on procuring the services of another reinsman to steer his Delvin Miller Memorial contestant Dream Baby Dream in this event, or any other, be forewarned he will not even acknowledge the question. After all it is a silly question, as anyone familiar with Allen knows the only individual that will be holding the lines behin...
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Champion mare Delicious has surgery, retired

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
The trotting mare Delicious, who was bred by Lindy Farms and trained by Ron Gurfein in the US before she was purchased by Bengt Agerup's Stall Zet and exported to Sweden, has been retired from racing.   The 8-year-old mare holds two world records. She has suffered from stomach problems and had to undergo abdominal surgery earlier this week.   Writing on Stall Zet's w...
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SBOANJ's Renaissance rebate reminder

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey have implemented many new incentive programs for New Jersey breeders in 2017.   Part one of the Renaissance Incentive program offers those resident mare applicants a $400 rebate. Your foal must be registered and proof of registration is due to the SBOANJ office by Oct. 15, 2017. Renaissance Program part two will refund 25 per...
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Osprey Vision, Lucky Pablo score at Buffalo

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Osprey Vision was in focus during Buffalo Raceway's $8,200 co-featured trot on Friday night (July 14) as he went a lifetime best 1:57.1 over the fast track to produce a surprising $23.60 victory over Serious George. Lucky Pablo ($18.00) kept the upsets going in the co-main event by breaking an 0-for-20 streak in 2017 with a head victory over Shawnee Magic in 1:59.3. It was all Osprey V...
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With Lasix, Tequila Monday bounces back

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
On Friday night Yonkers Raceway hosted the $170,499 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for the 3-year-old fillies. The lasses were condensed into a trio of moist $56,833 divisions.   Fresh-Lasix fooled-very-few and Tequila Monday (Brian Sears, $2.50) handily won the first get-together. In play from post position 6, last season’s state frosh champ and this season’s Lismore cham...
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Northern Soirée charges to Tioga victory

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Northern Soiree (Mike Merton) would charge late to steal the Fillies And Mares Open Pace II ($9,000) on Friday night at Tioga Downs. KJ's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) would charge out to the early lead but Shutthefrontdoor (Scott Coulter) would take over after the first quarter.  Shutthefrontdoor (Well Said) was pressured at the three-quarter mark by Iaquinta (Mike SImons).  Nothern...
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