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Creatine dominates in Sweden; Maven off the board

on 07/28/2015 2:00 AM
Creatine, the winner of the 2013 Kentucky Futurity and 2014 Allerage Trot, both at The Red Mile, earned his first major victory in Sweden late Tuesday night at the Jaegersro track in Malmo. With Johnny Takter in the sulky for trainer Jimmy Takter, Creatine won the Hugo Aberg Memorial over BBS Sugarlight and Oasis Bi. Maven, who was driven by Yannick Gingras, got away near the back of the field...
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Cowgirl Hall wins from post 9 at Meadows

on 07/28/2015 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall overcame post 9 by rolling to the front and thwarting her only serious challenger as she captured Tuesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Wide throughout a swift 27.1 opening panel, Cowgirl Hall then had to deal with the menacing first-over bid of Kandian Klub. But the 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall was...
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Chuck Coon to be honored with Neville Award

on 07/28/2015 2:00 AM
Charles E. "Chuck” Coon, regarded by many as the greatest trackman and member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, will be honored as the 2015 Joseph Neville Memorial Award winner by the Delaware County Fair.   Coon became harness racing's premier innovator in racetrack design, construction and maintenance to address equine and human safety as well as competitive racing. He also pi...
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Trotters close out Southland Festival of Racing

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Southland Festival of Racing came to a close on Sunday night at Balmoral Park with a trio of state-bred events for diagonally gaited 2- and 3-year-olds sharing top billing on the 10-race program.   The boys kicked off the action in race two with a compact field of six state-bred colts and geldings battling in the $36,500 Plesac Stake.   After back-to-back sc...
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MDSS 2YO finals contested at Ocean Downs

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
With the Maryland Sires Stakes still suffering from a horse shortage due to the instability in our industry a few years ago, the July series of 2-year-old finals were conducted as early non-wagering events on Sunday evening at Ocean Downs. The explosion of 75 yearlings nominated to the Sires Stakes in 2015 and well over that number in the near future should put Maryland back on track. ...
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Meadows adds Roy Davis Invite on Adios Day

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
The Aug. 1 Adios Day card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will feature a special race to honor the memory of Roy D. Davis, longtime Meadows-based horse owner and founder of "Team Spur,” who died June 16. The Roy D. Davis Invitational for 4-year-old pacers will offer a $50,000 purse.   Davis and Hall of Fame trainer/driver Dick Stillings were the principals of Team Spur, whic...
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Sixteen fillies entered in Hambletonian Oaks

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
Sixteen fillies entered Monday for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian. Hambletonian week kicks off on Aug. 1 with two $35,000 eliminations to narrow the field to 10 for the $500,000 Oaks final on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Meadowlands.   The connections of Mission Brief, defending Dan Patch champion and Zweig Filly winner...
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Tioga, Vernon increase purses for young horses

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
In conjunction with a U. S. Trotting Association initiative to boost purses for horses just beginning their racing careers, Tioga and Vernon Downs have elevated purses for select races, effective Friday, July 31.   Tioga Downs will increase purses for maiden, non-winners of two, and non-winners of five events by approximately 15 percent. Those races will now be contested for $4...
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Overnight series final on Dan Patch night

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park has announced it will card four overnight series races in conjuction with Dan Patch weekend. Eliminations are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, with the finals taking place on Friday, Aug. 14, which is Dan Patch night. Information can be found on the Hoosier Park website by clicking on the link below or calling the Hoosier Park racing office at 765-609-4869. htt...
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Fair Winds celebrates big Jersey wins

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
Mark Mullen of Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ, had two reasons to celebrate on Saturday night – the winners of both the $200,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic for three-year-old New Jersey-sired pacing colts and geldings and the $100,000 Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey, the companion event for fillies were born at his farm.   "For a breeder, there is nothing more satis...
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No elims for Cashman, Lady Liberty, Pacing Champ.

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
When the entry box closed at 9:00 am today for the bevy of stakes this coming weekend as the 2015 Meadowlands Championship Meet concludes, some required elimination raceswhile others did not. All of these stakes have their finals scheduled for Hambletonian Day, Aug. 8. The $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks drew sixteen three-year-old filly trotters which split precisely into a pair of eightfilly $35,...
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Trustworthy Kid takes Meadows feature

on 07/27/2015 2:00 AM
Trustworthy Kid followed the cover of Lady’s Dude, then blew by in the lane to capture Monday’s $16,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Trainer Walter "Boots” Dunn equipped Trustworthy Kid with blinkers for the race, and Dunn Stable’s homebred had little trouble with focus. He scored in 1:53.3 for Brian Zendt, 2-1/4 lengths better than 37-1 long shot Cantab L...
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Split The House wins New Jersey Classic

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
Split The House gave trainer James "Friday” Dean his third Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic victory and Wicked Little Minx overcame post 10 and a first-over trip to win the Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey as the spotlight was on New Jersey-sired 3-year-old pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   In the hands of Randy Waples, Split The House ($8.60), a son of Rockn...
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Freaky Feet Pete ties Hoosier mark in ISS final

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
After winning the opening round of the 2015 Champion Drivers Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, Trace Tetrick would find the winner's circle once more on the evening as he guided Freaky Feet Pete to a stunning 1:48.4 score in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   With the win, Freaky Feet Pete extended his win st...
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Freshman fillies wage war in OSS at Scioto

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
Seven $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) were contested Saturday night, July 25 at Scioto Downs. This was the second in a four-leg series for Ohio-bred 2-year-old trotting and pacing distaffs.   In the first (Race 1) of four OSS pacing divisions, Montrell Teague steered Miss Me Yet to a lifetime-best 1:53.3 clocking for his aunt, trainer Brenda Teague and his father, ...
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Crombie A sets all-age Yonkers track record

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway had no stakes races Saturday night, but that in no way meant the card was ordinary.   Not with an all-age track record in the $48,000 Open Handicap Pace and a 49-1 bombardier in the equally-valued Open Handicap Trot.   Up first was Crombie A (Brian Sears, $5.60), who earned his place in the record book with the fastest mile ever in Westchester not involvi...
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White Bliss breaks maiden a Vernon Downs

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
White Bliss ($2.60), the rare white Standardbred which drew $240,000 from in Knutsson Trotting Inc. at the 2013 Harrisburg sale, broke his maiden on Saturday evening at Vernon Downs.   The 3-year-old Art Major colt left strongly from post 8, settled into the pocket behind DW's Bullet through a :28.3, and subsequently brushed to the fore upon reaching the backstretch. After rati...
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Sparky Mark avoids trouble to win at Pocono

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
After adroitly avoiding an offstride Ontario Success early in the backstretch, Sparky Mark, driven by Simon Allard, went on to his second straight victory at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the $24,000 featured pace at the mountain oval on Saturday in 1:50.   Ontario Success had put up early numbers of :26.2 and :55.3, with Sparky Mark on his back. Driver Anthony Napolitano ...
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Field set for Aug. 1 Adios at The Meadows

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 35-1, Cooperstown rallied wide and strong in the lane and became the most improbable of the trio of winners in Saturday's eliminations in the $525,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Lite at The Meadows. National Seelster and My Hero Ron, both favorites, captured the other eliminations.   They'll be joined in next Saturday's final b...
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Southland Festival of racing at Balmoral Park

on 07/26/2015 2:00 AM
A mix of the state's top youngsters shared Saturday night's spotlight at Balmoral Park as the Crete oval presented five big money finals as part of the Southland Festival of Racing.     Freshman pacing fillies kicked off the fast paced action in race four as a field of 10 gathered behind the gate for the $50,000 Loyal Opposition Stake.   It was "bombs away” in thi...
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