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Wiggle It draws post 4; Wakizashi post 8

on 08/11/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit has been named the overwhelming 3-5 morning-line favorite in Friday's $405,000 Carl Milstein Memorial after drawing post 4.    Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 15 of 17 lifetime starts and has already captured the $500,000 Hempt Stakes at Pocono Downs and the $706,000 Meadowlands Pace this year. The Carl Milstein Memorial's $405,000 purse is the largest ever offere...
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Pure Country remains undefeated in PASS

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
Pure Country put an exclamation point on trainer Jimmy Takter's Hambletonian/Oaks-winning weekend as she remained undefeated with the easiest of 1:53.2 victories in one of four divisions of the $253,980 third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The fabulous filly by Somebeachsomewhere out of W...
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Alagna trainees one-two in Geers 3CP

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon's program at Tioga Downs was headlined by a sextet of Geers Stakes for 2- and 3-year-old pacers, with six different drivers and five different trainers prevailing in the races worth a combined $246,930 in purses.   Five 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings contested a single $56,664 split, and Tony Alagna trainees Revenge Shark ($3.50, part of entry, Brett Mill...
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Top pacing sire Camluck dies at age 28

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
It is with great sadness that Seelster Farms, along with owners, Bob McIntosh, Al McIntosh and New Destiny Stables, announce the passing of Camluck (Cam Fella – Lucky Lady) p, 3, 1:52.4f; T1:48.4($1,003,260). The 28-year-old stallion stood at Seelster Farms for 23 years before being retired from active duty in October 2014. He died on Sunday, Aug. 9.   Camluck left an indelib...
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Horseman James Rathbone, 65, dies

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
Horseman James R. Rathbone, 65, of Woodstown, N.J., died Saturday, Aug. 8, at his home after a short battle with cancer.   He was born to Wilbert "Mick" Rathbone and Helen (nee Ware) Rathbone,in Salem, N.J., and was an owner, trainer and driver of Standardbreds. In the 1970s and 1980s he campaigned The Dozer, Wee Janel, Sarah BG and Alan Quinton, among others. In his later year...
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Joe Larry N Curly wins easy in NYSS

on 08/09/2015 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs hosted two divisions of the $108,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday and the star of the show was Joe Larry N Curly (Roll With Joe-Lovely Lady) with his overpowering win.   With morning line co-favorite Travel Playlist scratched sick, the field was cut down to five pacers. But there was no "stoogery” in Joe Larry N Cur...
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Broadway Donna remains perfect in Doherty

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Royally-bred Broadway Donna kept her perfect streak intact Saturday, August 8 at the Meadowlands, holding off a late-closing Kathy Parker to win the $389,450 Jim Doherty Memorial for two-year-old filly trotters in 1:54.2. The victory was the sixth in as many starts for the Donato Hanover lass trained by Jim Campbell for breeder and owner Fashion Farms.   Lining up third in the field...
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Anndrovette powers home in Lady Liberty

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Four-time Dan Patch Award winner Anndrovette seized control after a :26 first panel and went on to win the $251,250 Lady Liberty final Saturday at the Meadowlands. Handily holding off challenges by runner-up Table Talk and late closers Venus Delight and Color’s A Virgin, the eight year old covered the mile and one-eighth distance in 2:04.1. The victory was the third of the season and 44th of...
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World record 1:47 for State Treasurer

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
State Treasurer put away the field in the stretch to win the $215,400 US Pacing Championship in a world and track record 1:47 performance for driver David Miller Saturday at the Meadowlands. The time eclipsed Sweet Lou’s 1:47.1 record for older male pacers and fell one-fifth of a second shy of Holborn Hanover’s stakes record of 1:46.4. Doo Wop Hanover closed late to claim second while Foil...
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Cashman Memorial to 9-1 Flanagan Memory

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Flanagan Memory won his last start at the Meadowlands by a nose. Saturday the Kadabra five year old, sent off at 9-1 odds, captured the $301,500 John Cashman Memorial by open lengths for Brian Sears, covering the one and one-eighths miles event in 2:05.4. Gural Hanover trotted second, followed by Obrigado and Natural Herbie.   Drawing post two, Flanagan Memory got away sixth as Mela...
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D'One upsets Bee A Magician in Fresh Yankee

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Swedish import D’One and Orjan Kihlstrom halted favorite Bee A Magician’s five race winning streak to claim the $181,450 Fresh Yankee for free-for-all mares in her American debut. The five year old mare, trained by Roger Walmann, covered the mile and one-eighth distance in 2:05. Bee A Magician raced second, closely followed by Shake It Cerry and Allie Labrook.   D’One drew the...
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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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