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Southwind Frank dominates in Peter Haughton

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Southwind Frank and Yannick Gingras dominated the $349,850 Peter Haughton Memorial for freshman colt trotters Saturday, August 8 at the Meadowlands. Taking control before the half, the son of Muscle Hill was unchallenged in the stretch on his way to a 1:53.1 score for trainer Ron Burke. Brooklyn Hill trotted second with Earn And Burn finishing third.   The New Jersey Sire St...
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Pinkman equals world record in Hambo elim

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Pinkman captured the first $100,000 elimination of the Hambletonian with a world record-equaling 1:51.2 effort Saturday at the Meadowlands. Guided by Yannick Gingras, the Explosive Matter gelding sat behind stablemate The Bank after taking an early lead, then angled away from the pylons in the stretch to overtake and win in a track record time. The Bank finished second, with Donatomite...
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Mission Brief wins Hambo elim in 1:51.3

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Filly Mission Brief easily secured a spot behind the gate in the 90th Hambletonian Saturday with a 1:51.3 victory in the second $100,000 elimination. Steered by Yannick Gingras, the Muscle Hill filly won by open lengths for trainer Ron Burke. Aldebaran Eagle was second, followed by French Laundry, Uncle Lasse and Wings Of Royalty, who also qualified for the final.   The Dan Patch Aw...
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Gingras picks Mission Brief in Hambo final

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Post positions for the 90th edition of the Hambletonian were drawn following the two $100,000 eliminations. Pinkman, winner of the first elim, drew post two, while second elim winner Mission Brief will start from post four. Yannick Gingras, driver of both winners, selected the filly over Pinkman in the $1 million final. That selection set of a chain reaction of changes, with Brian Sears picking up...
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Dealt A Winner upsets Cane Pace in 1:47.3

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
A speed duel between favored Wiggle It Jiggleit and In The Arsenal opened the door to the field in the $319,400 Can Pace for sophomore pacing colts. David Miller and Dealt A Winner seized the opportunity, and at 26-1, upset the field with a stakes and world record 1:47.3 performance Saturday at the Meadowlands. Artspeak paced second and Dude’s The Man outfinished Wiggle It Jiggleit for third...
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Wild Honey gives Takter his fifth Oaks win

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Wild Honey was the class of the field in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Saturday at the Meadowlands. In what has turned out to be a big day for Yannick Gingras, the driver steered his fifth winner on the card, this time guiding the Jimmy Takter-trainee to a 1:52.2 score in the 44th edition of the Oaks. Rules Of The Road and Corey Callahan finished second with Bright Baby Blues and David Miller...
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Pinkman holds off Mission Brief for Hambo win

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Pinkman and Brian Sears pulled away at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge from filly Mission Brief to win the 90th edition of the Hambletonian in 1:51 Saturday at the Meadowlands. After setting a world record in his Hambo elimination, the son of Explosive Matter lowered the mark for sophomore gelding trotters on a mile track. Uncle Lasse raced third, followed by The Bank, giving Jim...
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Rock In Heaven 1:53.2 NYSS winner at Yonkers

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $166,874 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The event went in two divisions, worth $84,187 of $82,687, respectively.   The first division saw Rock in Heaven (Dave Miller, $5.30) last on the lead and win a three-horse photo. Leaving from post position No. 2, Rock in Heaven worked around 7-5 favorite ...
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2YO filly LA Delight takes series at Mohawk

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
All eyes were on the heavy 1/9 favorite LA Delight in Thursday night's final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series and she did not disappoint. The Bob McIntosh trainee cruised to victory over five other rookie pacing fillies in 1:53.4 to take the $36,800 series finale.   Driven by Randy Waples, LA Delight, who won the second leg of the series, made a second-quarter move to the lead to gr...
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Freshman colts shine in Ohio State Fair Stakes

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
State-breds took the stage once again at Scioto Downs on Thursday (Aug. 6) when 66 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts raced for more than $277,000 in purses for their respective divisions of the Ohio State Fair races. Nothin Fancy stayed perfect, winning the fastest and last division of pacers in 1:53.3 for driver Kyle Ater and trainer Fred Huff Jr. Now four-for-four, the son of Metropo...
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Gural hosts event attended by President Obama

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Meadowlands President Jeff Gural recently hosted a dinner party where the guest of honor was the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Those involved in harness racing know Mr. Gural via his long-term passion for the sport. He maintains a racing stable, standardbred breeding farms in New York and Pennsylvania as well as operating three racetracks. His current...
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Freaky Feet Pete dominates again in INSS

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete turned in another dominating performance to find the winner’s circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday in his split of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, extending his win streak to six in the process. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete reached the wire five lengths in front of his clos...
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Whom Shall I Fear wins Townsend Ackerman split

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter kicked off his Hambletonian weekend with a victory as Whom Shall I Fear produced a dominant win Friday night in the $50,000 Townsend Ackerman Stakes at the Meadowlands.   Takter has five entrants in the Hambletonian in the bid for a fourth training victory in the classic for 3-year-old trotters. The win by Whom Shall I Fear, a full brother to Takter star Father Patrick,...
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Sam Hill game in Meadows victory

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Sam Hill had to work hard for the early lead, but he was much the best once he got there, capturing his third straight victory in Friday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. Carol's Comet seized the lead and forced Sam Hill to a :27.1 opening quarter. But the 9-year-old Artsplace-Apple Of My Eye gelding suffered no anxious moments thereafter, easily thwarting the first-over...
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Lima Playtime fastest in NYSS 2FT divisions

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the $151,625 New York Sires Stakes Mike Cohen Trot for 2-year-old fillies.   The event went in five, same-worth $30,325 divisions. The quintet of races honored the memory of the former Yonkers and NBC Sports publicity director, with his family and friends making winner's circle presentations.   Lima Playtime (Mark MacDonald, $7.50) did ...
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Yagonnakissmeornot rallies for Pocono win

on 08/07/2015 2:00 AM
Yagonnakissmeornot, winless since May 13 and having raced only once since July 4, was still assigned the outside post eight in Friday's $30,000 mares open handicap pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and the daughter of The Panderosa bore out the local racing office's judgment by rallying from fifth at midstretch to win in 1:50.1. Driver Simon Allard got away fourth, just behind Oo...
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Yankeeland legacy imprinted on Hambletonian history

on 08/06/2015 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian, to be raced for the 90th time on Saturday, has a rich family heritage. Page through the pedigrees of today’s finest horses and you can take a trip back in time and find the greatest trotters of the last century. Family means everything when it comes to equine pedigree and it means even more to those heavily invested in the sport. Charlie Keller III, the recent Hal...
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Hambletonian & more in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/06/2015 2:00 AM
Everything you want to know about the 90th Hambletonian—and more—can be found in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview! Jimmy Takter talks about his chances for a Hambo repeat with his five contenders, and Ron Burke—who has two starters—gives the inside scoop on Mission Brief’s preparation as she attempts to become the 14th filly to ever win the trotting classic. We also hav...
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Big M freshmen stakes winners return for Hambletonian

on 08/05/2015 8:00 PM
Two horses enter Saturday’s $1.2 million Hambletonian Stakes at Meadowlands Racetrack having already posted victories at the Big M on Hambletonian Day – colt Centurion ATM and filly Mission Brief. Centurion ATM won last year’s Peter Haughton Memorial while Mission Brief captured the Merrie Annabelle, both in world-record-equaling times. On Saturday the two will compete in the Hamble...
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Kadabra fillies dominate in Ontario Sires Stakes

on 08/05/2015 2:00 AM
Ontario's elite trotting fillies continued to impress fans as they battled in their third Gold Series event at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. More than half of the fillies entered in the trio of $70,000 Gold divisions were sired by Kadabra and when the evening was over, all three trophies had been awarded to daughters of Kadabra.   Starting the sweep was Ready Any Time, who sp...
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