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Victory Is Coming scores 68th lifetime win

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
Victory Is Coming extended her winning streak to seven with a hard-earned, front-end victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare winners over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Victory Is Coming raced outside for most of the opening quarter and was under siege by a handful of challengers late. But the 9-year-old daughter of Victory Sam-Norse Comer dug in for Aa...
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Nike Franco N, Lightning Mach N win at Dover

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
Nike Franco N and Lightning Mach N, a pair of New Zealand ex-patriots, turned in impressive victories in feature paces while driver Yannick Gingras, trainer Josh Green teamed for four victories with owner Rich Lombardo joining them in the winner's circle three times each to highlight Tuesday, Nov. 1 racing at Dover Downs.   Tim Tetrick bidded his time driving Nike Franco N in the $2...
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Photobombr Hanover wins Simpson 2CP

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
Photobombr Hanover never looked back from his outside post six in taking the final event in the John Simpson Sr. stakes series, the $74,000 two-year-old colt pace, on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, winning in a lifetime best 1:52.4.   Hall of Fame driver David Miller hustled the freshman to the top in :27, then took a 30-second breather in the second quarter. Photobombr ...
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Uncle Hanover rallies to score at Pocono

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
Uncle Hanover had a big closing kick to get past a gallant pacesetting Watkins by a half-length to win the $20,000 featured trot Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:56.2 in "good going" on a cool night.   Watkins was hung out three wide early and did not make the lead until continuing two-wide well past a :27.4 quarter, then got a relative breather to the :57.1 half...
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Tweet Me captures Yonkers Open

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
Tweet Me (Pat Lachance, $17.20) was given a perfect trip Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $56,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from the pole in a field of 10 going the mile-and-a-quarter, Tweet Me was pocketed to the quick start of Cash Me Out (Tyler Buter). That one led through early intervals of :28 and :57.1), with Lily's Swan Pond (Joe Bongiorno) managing to get parked out...
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Meadows Chinese Auction set for Dec. 4

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
The 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, is very pleased to announce that the upcoming 28th annual Chinese Auction for Charity will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.   This event has raised more than $280,000 over the past 27 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as the Standardbred Retirement...
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Panocchio repeats in Pompano feature

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
Panocchio, handled by Wally Hennessey, repelled the onslaught of No Bad Dreams (Dave Ingraham) and Sing For Me George (Kevin Wallis) to score a repeat win in Pompano Park's top pace on Sunday night, stopping the teletimer in 1:51.3.   The splendid 6-year-old son of No Pan Intended, owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, won by a neck with a repelling :27.3 ...
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Marcus Miller celebrates 1st Crown trophy

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
Marcus Miller vividly remembers his first visit to a Breeders Crown winner's circle a dozen years ago. There is no doubt he will never forget his most recent trip, either.   The 27-year-old Miller on Saturday night teamed with his father, trainer Erv Miller, to win the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old female pacers at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Someomensomewhere won by a flare...
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White Rolls wins Pocono's Grey Ghost Pace

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
The annual Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace, consisting entirely of grey or roan horses with the exception of the famous all-white horse White Bliss, was the feature of the Monday night card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and everybody went all-out for the $10,000 event in the holiday spirit.   Pocono marketing manager Jennifer "Elvira" Starr was in charge of the festivities, wh...
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Insomniac scores second straight in Dayton

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
For the second straight week, Insomniac was wide awake when starter Mike Woebkenberg called the "Trick or Treat" Open trotters to the gate at Hollywood Dayton Raceway during a Halloween matinee.   Insomniac, a 4-year-old son of Crazed-Catch Some Zs, was looking through his bridle and ready to go when trainer-driver Brady Galliers sent him quickly on his way from the word g...
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Mel Mara kicks off Dover meet with 1:49.1 tally

on 10/31/2016 2:00 AM
Mel Mara led off the 2016-17 meet at Dover Downs, recording a 1:49.1 triumph in the $30,000 Preferred Open Handicap. Drivers Art Stafford Jr., Bret Brittingham, trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta made the winner’s circle three times each to highlight the opener of its 48th season on Monday, Oct. 31.  Corey Callahan and Dylan Davis, the meet’s defendi...
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Racing Hill wins Crown 3CP in record 1:48

on 10/30/2016 2:00 AM
In impressive and record fashion, the last Breeders Crown winner of the season is Racing Hill. Racing Hill took the lead with an eighth of a mile to go and held off 60-1 Manhattan Beach to capture the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings in a stakes record of 1:48 on at the Meadowlands.   The previous record of 1:48.3 was held by Somebeachsomewhere, ...
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Bit Of A Legend N holds on in Yonkers open

on 10/30/2016 2:00 AM
Despite nearly falling asleep at the wheel, favored Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $3.70) prevailed Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway $45,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from a generous post position No. 5 (posts 2 through 6 were drawn), the Levy Series champ worked around Keystone Velocity (Dan Dube) before a pokey 28-second opening quarter-mile. There were no goose bumps at th...
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Meadows-based Tyler Stillings hurt in training accident

on 10/30/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer/driver Tyler Stillings suffered transverse process fractures of the lumbar spine in a training mishap Friday at The Meadows. His fiancé, Greta Slater, said the injury occurred when the bit Stillings was using for a training trip broke, causing his horse to dump him from the cart. Slater said Stillings was treated at a local emergency room and now is recuperating at home. S...
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Former owner, breeder David Brooks dies in prison

on 10/29/2016 2:00 AM
New York's Newsday reported on Friday (Oct. 28) that former leading owner/breeder David Brooks died in federal prison on Thursday (Oct. 27) in Danbury, Conn. of undisclosed causes. Brooks, 61, was the former executive of DHB Industries Inc. and was in the midst of serving a 17-year sentence after he was convicted in 2010 on a 17-count indictment that included conspiracy; securities, wire and m...
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Walner, Ariana G win Crown freshman trots

on 10/29/2016 2:00 AM
Walner (pictured, Tim Tetrick) was the easiest kind of winner in the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in a track and stakes record 1:53 by 4 1/2 lengths on Saturday at the Meadowlands. The record had been 1:53.2, shared by Pinkman (2014) and Manofmanymissions (2010).   Also, Ariana G (Yannick Gingras) came out of the clouds to win the $600,000 ...
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Someomensomewhere upsets in Crown 2FP

on 10/29/2016 2:00 AM
Someomensomewhere (6), by Somebeachsomewhere from the Western Hanover mare Omen Hanover, angled towards the center of the track into the stretch and rallied by pacesetter and 1-2 favorite Roaring To Go to win the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51.2 at odds of 17-1.   Taking command into the first turn, Someomensomewh...
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Here Comes Herbie colt brings $75K at Hoosier

on 10/29/2016 2:00 AM
Sales manager Steve Cross certainly knew what he spoke of when he intimated the second day of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale might pack a bit more punch than the first. While the first day of the annual event held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds yielded two colts that sold for $60,000, Saturday's edition yielded a top bid of $75,000 for a black son of Here Comes Herbie-Ljanearl named ...
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Huntsville game in Breeders Crown 2CP

on 10/29/2016 2:00 AM
Huntsville ($3.60) used a bold middle move to secure command in a fast pace before heading off two challengers—including rival Downbytheseaside—to capture the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:49.1, missing the stakes record by a fifth of a second.   Tim Tetrick settled the son of Somebeachsomewhere and Wild West Show into midfield early ...
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Bar Hopping, Broadway Donna win BC 3YO trots

on 10/29/2016 2:00 AM
The duo of Tim Tetrick and Jimmy Takter has done it again. Bar Hopping (pictured) the 4-5 favorite, kicked off cover and won by 1 1/2 lengths to capture the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Split times were :28.3, :56.2 and 1:24.1, with the mile time of 1:51.4 equaling the stakes record of Father Patrick, ...
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