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State Treasurer takes Mohawk Gold Cup

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
State Treasurer added a victory in the $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational Pace to his expanding list of accomplishments amongst the tough older male pacing division. Blasting across the track, Doctor Butch (Tim Tetrick) overcame his outside post position to take the lead before the first turn. He landed in front of the 2014 Mohawk Gold Cup upsetter Evenin Of Pleasure (Sy...
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Lady Shadow zips to Roses Are Red win

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Lady Shadow put an end to three-time defending champion Androvette's Roses Are Red Stakes streak as she swept to command down the backstretch in this year's $350,000 final and paced away to a three length victory. Anndrovette (Tim Tetrick) fired off the gate from post eight and crossed over to command ahead of Weeper (Yannick Gingras), who left just to her inside. After a scorch...
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Wakizashi Hanover wins North America Cup

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Wakizashi Hanover, driven by Tim Tetrick, sat a perfect two-hole trip behind the pacesetting heavy favorite and previously unbeaten Wiggle It Jiggleit, before charging by the leader in deep stretch to win  capture the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest pacing event in the world, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:48. The final time was just a fifth of a second off the sta...
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Muscle Baby Doll 1:53.3 winner in Ontario

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Ranked the number three filly on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit last season, Muscle Baby Doll has her connections hoping for an even higher finish in 2015 after she kicked off her sophomore campaign with an impressive Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.   Starting from post 3 in the second of two $105,000 Gold Legs, driver Doug McNair settled favorite Muscle B...
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Hannah Miller wins again with Rev It Now

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
After winning a trotting race under saddle at Goshen Historic Track last Sunday Rev It Now, hooked to a sulky once again, won the NAADA Trot at Monticello Raceway on the misty and cool Thursday afternoon of June 18. Hannah Miller drove the veteran trotter to a come-from-behind one length victory over Typical New Yorker (Alan Schwartz) in a time of 2:00.3. Notoriously a slow starter, Rev It ...
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Rare meeting of two TOYs in Armbro Flight

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
For the first time in 43 years, two horses with Trotter of the Year honors to their credit will meet when Bee A Magician and Shake It Cerry clash in Saturday's $272,000 Armbro Flight for older mare trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   Both mares were elimination winners last week; 5-year-old Bee A Magician in a Canadian-record 1:51.1 and 4-year-old Shake It Cerry in 1:52.4.  ...
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Interesting Caramore final at the Meadowlands

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's live racing card at the Meadowlands may be absent star power but one would be hard-pressed to find a more daunting pari-mutuel puzzle than the $24,300 Caramore final, going as the featured seventh race.   The 10 strongest survivors from two previous legs will do battle with Account Rollover leaving from the pole as the only repeat winner in the series. Vinnie Ginsbe...
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Rare Greyhound print offered for auction

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
An iconic print of Greyhound setting his historic time trial mark of 1:59 3/4 on July 16, 1937, reproduced from an oil by Richard Stone Reeves, will be offered in a live auction on July 5 at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.   The print, numbered 34 of the original 1955 issue of 260, comes from the private collection of a Museum member, who has owned it...
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Tipitina wins Yonkers distaff feature

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Pocket-sitting Tipitina (Jason Bartlett, $10.40) beat pace-setting Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter) in a two-speed number Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Jonsie Jones made the lead, working around Tipitina before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. The latter, assigned post position No. 2,  has moved past pole-sitting Magic Starlight...
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Flanigen wins three on Friday at Buffalo

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Jack Flanigen continued his Friday night dominance at Buffalo Raceway as he registered a triple to highlight the 10-race program. Flanigen, who now has 16 victories in the past four Friday cards, scored aboard Secluded Island ($26.20), Major Reform ($3.40) and Classic Camelot ($2,60). Buffalo Raceway's leading driver, Kevin Cummings, added two victories as he took Above Th...
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Sand Tilly Lace upsets in Meadows F&MP

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Buried behind a wall of horses, Sand Tilly Lace found room deep in the Lightning Lane to score a 10-1 upset victory in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Sand Tilly Lace got away second for Dan Charlino but was shuffled to fourth at the top of the stretch. Charlino guided the 4-year-old daughter of Sand Shooter-Sara Toots to the Lightning Lane, whe...
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Godiva Seelster wins featured Vernon distaff

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Paul and Patricia O'Neil's Godiva Seelster ($2.10) made good on a 1-20 promise, holding off steady pressure from The Filly Princess to prevail in Friday (June 19) evening's $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs. The 5-year-old Camluck mare worked clear of Purity (Greg Merton) after dueling through a :26.2 first quarter, continuing up the backstretch to a :54.4 ha...
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Smokinmombo spoils Takter sweep in PaSS

on 06/18/2015 2:00 AM
Smokinmombo -- especially her nose -- foiled a Team Takter sweep of the three divisions of the $222,867 second leg Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event held Wednesday (June 17) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. When the early smoke cleared, Smokinmombo found herself sitting second behind Wild Honey, the 1-10 Takter trainee who had won a division of the Sires' first leg. Wild Honey maintained ...
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Takter compares Canepa Hanover to Trixton

on 06/18/2015 2:00 AM
During the winter, trainer Jimmy Takter said 3-year-old trotter Canepa Hanover could be "a Trixton kind of horse." As summer approaches, Canepa Hanover is doing his best to prove Takter correct.   Canepa Hanover is the 2-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $233,000 Goodtimes Stakes for 3-year-old trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. Last week, the colt won his Goodtimes elimination by 1...
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Nova Scotia group on cloud 9 with Wakizashi

on 06/18/2015 2:00 AM
For Tri County Stable of Truro, Nova Scotia, their direct flight to cloud nine was a $23,000 ticket purchased at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg in 2013. The six-partner syndicate will touch down at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, in the hopes of watching Wakizashi Hanover trip the timer first in the Pepsi North America Cup final. Comprised of Percy Bonnell, Scott Bowen, ...
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Coleman has update on McWicked, Reverend

on 06/18/2015 2:00 AM
Although Casie Coleman has a strong Pepsi North America Cup contender in Arque Hanover, the trainer had thought Reverend Hanover might be in the race.   Reverend Hanover, who was four-for-four in Ontario Sires Stakes competition as a 2 year old, has suffered a setback. "He has a bone bruise on his right hind canon bone," Coleman revealed. "We're hoping he'll be back for the last hal...
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Maywood Pace set for Friday night

on 06/18/2015 2:00 AM
Last week we saw the "ladies” meet in one of Maywood Park's signature events, the Filly Maywood Pace, and Friday night their male counterparts will step into the spotlight as a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts will slug it out in the $36,000 Maywood Pace, which goes as race eight on the 12-race program. Earndawg has been the "top dog” in this...
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Inside look at NA Cup in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/18/2015 2:00 AM
Can anyone beat Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Pepsi North America Cup? Will Artspeak be able to overcome post 10? Is post 5 the best for In The Arsenal and Brian Sears? As the first major open stakes of the season for the 3-year-old male pacers, the NA Cup has plenty of intrigue, and those associated with the contenders talk about their chances in the latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Tim T...
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Brennan heading home to Ireland to drive

on 06/17/2015 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan has announced that he will be heading over to Ireland the first week of August to compete in the Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial weekend at Portmarnock Raceway.   The 48-year-old reinsman will be missing Hambletonian day, but that is OK with him.   "I really did not have a top 3 year old that I was committed to for the Hambo this year.” Brennan ...
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Downstate Classic set for June 23 in Illinois

on 06/17/2015 2:00 AM
For the second year the Greene County Agricultural Fair will host the Downstate Classic for 3 year olds. The 3-year-old trotters and pacers will go to post on Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the Greene County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Carrollton, Ill.   Each division (colt pace, colt trot, filly pace, filly trot) will race for an estimated $16,000. There wi...
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