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NY action at Vernon, Saratoga, Buffalo

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
After repelling a challenge from odds-on favorite Hot List through the far turn, Let's Go Higher ($5.80) dug in to stave off pocket rival The Filly Princess in Friday (July 17) evening's $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs.   The 7-year-old Cole Muffler mare sprinted out to the lead through a :26.4 first quarter, rating a :30.1 breather on the backstretch before facing stern pre...
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Talk Show's 1:52.3 fastest in NYSS 2CP at Tioga

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Sons of Art Major prevailed in two of three $37,267 New York Sire Stakes events for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday (July 17) evening at Tioga Downs.   Talk Show ($2.70) set the speed standard for the evening in the first split, carded as race 5 on the 12-dash card. Scott Zeron brushed out of third with the son of Art Major and Lush Limbaugh, pushing clear after a :26.4 ini...
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Request For Parole new star for Burke

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
You'd be hard-pressed to find a sharper pacing mare right now than Request For Parole, who won the $24,000 distaff feature Friday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, tallying in 1:49.2 to reduce her lifetime mark of 1:50, which she had achieved at The Meadowlands just seven days prior.   Driver Anthony Napolitano drew the assignment behind the 5YO daughter of Badlands Hanover ...
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Bee A Magician jogs in 1:52.4 at Meadowlands

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
The result was never in doubt. That was the consensus of the $26,000 Open Trot on Friday night at The Meadowlands. Released as the odds-on favorite at twenty-cents on the dollar, Bee A Magician went straight to the lead off the wings of the gate and that was all she needed to do.   While the 2013 Horse of the Year had to sprint to the opening quarter in 27-seconds, that wasn't the c...
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Gallinger leaving Standardbred Canada

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
John Gallinger, President and CEO of Standardbred Canada, announced on Friday that he has resigned from his position to pursue other interests, effective immediately. "On behalf of the Board of Standardbred Canada I would like to thank John for his contribution to our organization and Canadian harness racing over the past five years,” said Kent Oakes, Chair of the Board. "We wish hi...
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Call Me Queen Be sets 1:52.1 PASS mark

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Call Me Queen Be stalked the leader from the pocket, then poured through the Lightning Lane to score in 1:52.1, matching the stake record in Friday's $214,776 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows. The event, known as the Sand Tart, was contested over four divisions, with Ivy League, Pure Country and Shezarealdeal also taking splits. Brett Miller and Jimmy Takter teame...
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Graceful Vision impresses in baby race

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Pace Day edition of Breakfast With The Babies got underway on a sloppy track for the first time all summer. A light breeze from the east dried the track as the day wore on and temperatures held in the 70s.   The day began with the Bee A Magician team, driver Dave Miller and trainer Nifty Norman, sending out first-timer Loveable Grace and having her return with a 1:59.3 mar...
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Freaky Feet Pete scores 13th win in 15 starts

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete turned in another dominating performance to find the winner's circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 18 in his split of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes elimination for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, extending his win streak to three in the process. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete reached the wire eleven lengths in front...
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Takter sweeps Dancer with Pinkman, The Bank

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Pinkman (Yannick Gingras) became harness racing's newest millionaire when he won the $157,250 first division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old trotting colts at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 18) in 1:52.2. Habitat (Brian Sears) was second and Canepa Hanover (Jimmy Takter) was third in the prep for the Aug. 8 Hambletonian.   Pinkman is owned by Christina Takter, John ...
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Spirit To Win upsets Mission Brief in Miller

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Spirit To Win (Brett Miller) upset the field at 48-1 odds to win the $187,000 Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters on Saturday (July 18) at The Meadowlands in a career mark of 1:52 by a nose over Mission Brief. Spirit To Win is trained by Dustin Jones and owned by Frederick Hertrich III and Noblock Racing Stable.   Livininthefastlane (Andy Miller) was first to the le...
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Anndrovette still tough, wins Golden Girls

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Four-time Dan Patch Award winner Anndrovette, sent off at odds of 36-1 from post 10, rallied in the stretch to overcome Sandbetweenurtoes and then held off Table Talk by one length to win Saturday's (July 18) $213,450 Golden Girls for older female pacers at Meadowlands Racetrack in 2:02.4 at 1-1/8 miles.   Anndrovette went to the lead in the opening quarter-mile, reached in :26. She...
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Moonlit Dance takes Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Moonlit Dance sustained a first-over charge for the final half-mile, passing Divine Caroline in the stretch to win Saturday's (July 18) $207,350 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old female pacers by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:49 at the Meadowlands.   Divine Caroline finished second and Band Of Angels, who won last week's lone elimination by a nose over Moonlit Dance, was third. The time was one-...
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Caution Signs 1:49.2 winner at Pocono

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
The rise and rise of Caution Signs continued at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday, as he won his fourth straight race, and second straight Open, at the mountain oval, tonight in 1:49.2 over a less-than-prime track on a cooling and wet evening.   The son of Dream Maker was sent right to the front by Joe Pavia Jr., putting up a split of 26.1 to open, and he then came home in 55...
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Wiggle It can't be beat in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
They all had a clear shot at him, but none of the nine other pacers in the $706,000 Meadowlands Pace could get past Wiggle It Jiggleit, as his 24 year old driver Montrell Teague gave a fist pump and won by 1 ¾ lengths in 1:47.4 on Saturday night at The Meadowlands.   Wiggle It Jiggleit is trained by Montrell's father, George and trained by Clyde Francis. Montrell is the youngest dr...
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Bettor hits Meadowlands Pick 4 for $56,333

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
The early 50-cent Pick 4 at the Meadowlands Saturday night (July 18) was a jackpot bonanza for one lucky bettor who took home $56,333.55. The wager was made through the Twin Spires betting network.   The sequence started with Stimulus Plan paying $39.40 to win the fourth race. Next up, The Bank ($22.80) won the $159,750 Stanley Dancer Memorial followed by Dragon Eddy ($5.40) before ...
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Saturday night action at Buffalo, Saratoga

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
Owner Leonard Segall and trainer James Clouser Jr. must have told drivers Kevin Cummings and Jack Flanigen to put the pedal to the metal off the gate in the $10,500 Open and $9,500 Open II paces. Their charges, Youwillwishyouhad and Big Bossman, each used quick starts to waltz to gate-to-wire victories in sweeping the early daily double at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (July 18).   ...
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Elims held for big Southland Festival at Balmoral

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
The countdown to the Southland Festival of Racing, one of the biggest weekends of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers and trotters, began in earnest on Saturday, July 18th with a bevy of elimination action highlighting a big 12-race program.    Freshmen pacing colts kicked off the non-stop action with a trio of Mini Me Stake elimination's attracting a total of 2...
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Sebastian K retired, will stand in North America

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
Knutsson Trotting has issued a press release announcing that its world champion Sebastian K has been retired from racing due to a suspensory injury. "Two independent ultrasounds unfortunately confirm the damage high on the left back, just below the hock.Typically, recovery time is six to nine months, but given that Sebastian K. is now 9 years old, the owners have decided to end his racing caree...
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Maryland Stdb. Fund races at Ocean Downs

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
The enthusiastic crowd was treated to a great night of races Thursday at Ocean Downs featuring eight Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes.   The first division of the 3-year-old filly trot saw Silence Is Bliss (CR Commando) with Allan Davis in the bike stop the timer in 1:58.4 for owners Charles Wimbrow and James Lunn. Robert White trains and Winbak Farm is the breeder.  ...
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Fun, fun, fun on Meadowlands Pace night

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
The "Greatest Party in Harness Racing" is at the Meadowlands on Saturday night as the continent's best sophomore pacing colts contest The $706,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.   The track's signature race will be supported by an All-Star card worth over $2.5 million in purses. The races include; the $443,300 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters, the $430,600 William R. Haught...
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