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Freaky Feet Pete wins qualifier at Hoosier Park

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
On an otherwise quiet morning, the backside at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino was buzzing on Saturday (June 3) as Breeders Crown champion Freaky Feet Pete was in the spotlight to make his qualifying debut. The world champion won the first qualifier of his 2017 campaign in wire-to-wire fashion. With his regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Freaky Feet Pete cruised through fractions of :28...
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Brother to Huntsville wins baby race debut

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The first 2-year-old races of 2017 at The Meadowlands began at 10 a.m. on Saturday (June 3) morning on a fast track under overcast skies, with a slight stretch headwind and a temperature just below 60 degrees. The day’s marquee match-up was the sixth race featuring Wild Bill (Somebeachsomewhere-Wild West Show), the full brother to last year’s top freshman pacing colt Huntsville, versus the $...
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Sortie's 1:54 fastest in Currier & Ives splits

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Sortie, reunited with his recently legalized Cornell Collar, made short work of his Currier & Ives division Saturday (June 3) at The Meadows, winning easily in a stake-fastest 1:54. The $118,424 event for sophomore colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Moonshiner Hanover and Fraser Ridge taking the other splits — both for trainer Chris Beaver. One of the m...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A takes Buffalo Open Pace

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
To put it mildly, it was just a solid effort from start to finish for Itsonlyrocknroll A ($5.70) in the featured $9,000 Open II Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 3) Lulling the field to sleep with a soft opening panel of just :29, Itsonlyrocknroll A only got better the rest of the way and posted a convincing two-length decision over China Dream in a seasonal best of 1:53.3 over th...
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3FP Rockin BB wins $75,000 Indiana SS final

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Staging a big rally late in the lane, Rockin BB and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled the slight upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (June 3). On a beautiful Saturday evening, Rockin BB used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:52.2 and establis...
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Banker Volvo sets 1:54.3 Running Aces trot mark

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Banker Volo went to the gate for just the third time in 2017 on the Saturday (June 3) night harness racing program at Running Aces. Headlining the $10,000 Open Handicap, he put together a dazzling performance to lower both his own previous track mark for older trotting stallions (1:55.2 last July) and the overall track standard of 1:54.4 (by Celebrity Hercules in 2013) as he stopped the clock in...
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Dr J Hanover paces 1:46.4--new Canadian mark

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Fans that came to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening witnessed history, as four-year-old pacer Dr J Hanover paced the fastest mile in Canadian harness racing history. The Tony Alagna trained son of Somebeachsomewhere and driver Doug McNair took full advantage of wild fractions to come away with a 1:46.4 victory. The clocking not only set a new Canadian record, but also established a new W...
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SBSW splits to Hurricane Beach, Macs Jackpot

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Mohawk card featured a pair of 11-horse $70,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions, as many Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-old pacers were putting in their final preparations ahead of next week’s eliminations. Hurricane Beach and driver Louis Philippe Roy captured the first division in 1:50.3. The Luc Blais trainee went gate-to-wire to score his second win of th...
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Clear Vision captures Meadowlands Preferred

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
A beautiful Saturday evening provided a perfect setting for the 2017 edition of JerseyFest at The Meadowlands, with a packed house taking in the finest food trucks in the area and a fantastic twelve-race card. The featured $20,000 Preferred Pace lived up to top billing, with the classy eleven-year old veteran, Clear Vision, escaping with a nose victory after an epic four-way slugfest throug...
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Huntsville, Fear The Dragon,Summer Side win PASS

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
With respective wins in 1:49 and 1:49.1 in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) action for 3-year-old male pacers Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, Huntsville and Fear The Dragon earned divisional speed-badge honors in 2017. A third PASS split was won by Summer Side in 1:50.2, which tied as the third fastest mile by a sophomore pacer this year.   Fear The Dragon kicked off the PASS...
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Soiree Seelster, Blameitonthenight score in OSS

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
With two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for sophomore pacers in the books, trainer Tony O'Sullivan is batting .500, taking home two of four trophies awarded.   The Cambridge, Ont., resident earned his second piece of Gold Series hardware at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening when 3-year-old pacing filly Soiree Seelster slipped up the inside to an impressive two...
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Fast horses, fast-food trucks at the Big M

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
A very accomplished field of seven fast-class pacers will face the starting gate in Saturday night's featured seventh race at the Meadowlands, a $20,000 Preferred pace.   Despite a career that has seen him earn over $700,000 and share a world record with his 1:47 mark taken last year, morning line favorite Mel Mara remains an enigma. He flaunted remarkable speed early on as a 2 year...
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Hanover Shoe Farm's Eddie Miller retires

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
Eddie Miller, the second longest Hanover Shoe Farms employee in its glorious history, will be retiring on Friday June 2.   Miller now 69, first came to work at Hanover in June of 1967. He started as a groom with a string of six yearlings. One of those yearlings was a Caleb colt by the name of Clu Hanover, who very well might have been the toughest and most difficult to handle Hanover yea...
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Maple Leafs' Matt Martin NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that Matt Martin, left-winger for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the guest drawmaster for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The Pepsi North America Cup draw will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at Mohawk Racetrack and Martin, 28, will be on hand to assist with the festivities. The draw and press conference will begin at noon. A native of ...
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Driving School: Gustafson loves the horses

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
After moving to Kentucky from Texas, April Gustafson saw her Amish neighbors driving around with horses she didn't recognize. The horses were Standardbreds and Gustafson, who showed horses 20 years ago, was intrigued. After convincing her neighbors to give her a ride, and later to let her jog some of the horses, she was hooked.   Gustafson, who is a logistics officer fulltime in the U.S. ...
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Marion Marauder wins 2nd straight qualifier

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
The stars of today and the stars of tomorrow converged on Mohawk Racetrack for qualifying action Friday morning. A total of nine qualifiers were held under ideal conditions, with the final three being the Campbellville oval's first 2-year-old qualifiers of the season.   Marion Marauder, the 2016 Trotting Triple Crown champion, turned in his second qualifying effort of the season and stopp...
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Beaver banking on Moonshiner Hanover

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
Moonshiner Hanover did not win many races last year, but his ability to make money won over trainer Chris Beaver.   Beaver, who owns Moonshiner Hanover with Synerco Ventures and Bill Manes, saw the colt win one of 12 races last year yet bank $263,101. He ranked sixth in earnings among all 2-year-old male trotters and was the only 2-year-old trotter in the top 25 with fewer than three vict...
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Caprice Hill wins 4 year old debut in 1:53.3

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
Caprice Hill, a two-time O'Brien Award winner, won her 4-year-old debut Friday night at Mohawk. Leaving from post nine, driver Doug McNair pointed Caprice Hill to the front and she worked to command through a :27.1 first quarter. From there, the Kadabra-Bramasole filly led the rest of the way while rebuffing first-over challenger Batoutahill (Mike Vanderkemp) through middle splits of :56.3...
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Bluebird Jesse springs 47-1 upset in ISS

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
Bluebird Jesse and LeWayne Miller pulled a stunning 47-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 31. Stopping the timer in 1:54.4., Bluebird Jesse used a well-timed rally late in the lane to hold off his rivals and in the process, lowered his lifetime...
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Groovey Kid scores on closing night at PPk

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
Groovey Kid and Goldstar Rockettetook their respective co-featured races as Pompano Park closed out their 2016-2017 126 night stand in grand fashion. Groovey Kid, again handled by driver Wally Hennessey for trainer Dan Hennessey and owner John Campagnuolo, scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $9,500 Open Handicap Trot, again using a devastating backside brush to sweep into the lead on the ...
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