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Penn takes second straight Hoosier feature

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Penn used a decisive front, running effort to find the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in front of a packed house at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the $21,000 Invitational Trot on Saturday, May 2. Once again dismissed at the betting windows, Penn pulled a mild upset to score at odds of 10-1 in 1:53.4 with Darrell Wright in the sulky.   The Bobby Brower trainee ...
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NA Cup eligible The Wayfaring Man scores

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Wayfaring Man and Star Cover scored round two victories in The Diplomat series Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 12 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two $20,000 divisions for the second leg of the three-week Diplomat series.   JJs Delivery, the winner of leg one, did not enter round two leaving the door open for some fresh blood to get on the...
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Canadian Touch upsets Panocchio at Pompano

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Canadian Touch, off at 10 to 1with Kevin Wallis handling the lines, upset the 1 to 5 favorite, Panocchio, driven by Bruce Ranger, in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (May 2), stopping the timer in 1:51.1. EZ Noah and Matt Romano teamed up to be third while No Bad Dreams rallied for fourth. Smile A Little picked up the minor award in the sextet. The six year-old gel...
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Classic Martine, "Yagonnakissme" set Miami marks

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit action produced two new track records on closing day of the 2015 meet at Miami Valley Raceway.   Reigning Mare Trotter of the Year Classic Martine powered to the fastest trotting mile in the two-year history of Miami Valley, lowering the previous 1:53.3 record established by Maven in the same race—The Miami Valley Distaff--exactly a year ago to 1:52.2, a full se...
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Road Untraveled takes Tioga pace feature

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Fresh off a pair of second-place finishes at Pocono, Road Untraveled ($3.20) made a strong early push to the fore and never looked back en route to a 1:50.1 victory in one of two co-featured $8,800 upper-level conditioned pacing events on Sunday (May 3) afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Driver Mike Simons pushed to the lead with seven-year-old Grinfromeartoear of in the initial stages, bu...
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Totally Rusty sharp in Simpson win at Big M

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
Delaware Sires Stakes champ Totally Rusty brought her act to New Jersey and the Queen of the First State made quite an impression on the locals with a career-best 1:50.3 win in the $39,416 Hardie Hanover, a division of the John Simpson Memorial Grand Circuit stakes.   A recent private purchase by Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham in partnership with her breeder and prior owner Car...
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Ohio Sires Stakes kicks off at Miami Valley

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Ohio Sires Stakes season kicked off on a warm 71-degree night at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday with three $40,000 divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies and two $40,000 divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Little Casino (Hugh Beatty Jr.) got things off to a rousing start with a divisional track record 1:58.3 win in the first trotting split. As the betting favo...
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Can't keep up with Jonsie Jones at Yonkers

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
Jonsie Jones, (Tyler Buter, $5.70), the horse of a different color, finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play at the outset from post position No. 2, "Jonsie” worked around the 7-5 favorite, the pole-sitting Scootin' for Joy (Brian Sears). She then threw down the gauntlet through intervals of :28.4, :5...
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Maplelea takes round two of Princess Series

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
Maplelea got back to her winning ways with an impressive 1:51.4 victory in round two of the Princess Series Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A competitive field of six contested the $20,000 second leg.   The oddsboard told the story of round two, as the top three choices, Maplelea at 8-5 and Cast No Shadow and Moonlit Dance at 9-5 odds, would all finish within less than a length of each ...
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Purity, A Penny Earned win Vernon features

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs hosted a pair of $10,000 Open events on the Friday night 13-race card, with distaff pacer Purity ($6) and trotter A Penny Earned ($3.60) taking top honors for the night.   Five pacing mares contested the $10,000 Mares Open Pace in Race 2, with two of the five entering off wins in their most recent outings. Those two--Purity (Claude Huckabone, III) and Seascape Hanover (J...
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Habitat easy 1:56.4 winner of Dexter Cup

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
Habitat made life easy for driver Yannick Gingras in Saturday's $133,170 Dexter Cup, taking the lead after the first turn and cruising to a 3-3/4 length win over Divisionist in 1:56.4 at Freehold Raceway.   "I like it that way; perfect for me,” Gingras said about the uncontested trip. "I just had to worry about the first turn, but once he was through there I know there would be no...
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Melady's Monet wins Meadows Maturity in 1:53

on 05/02/2015 2:00 AM
Melady's Monet bounced back from a 55-length loss to capture the inaugural $62,100 The Meadows Maturity for stallions and geldings 4 and up Saturday at The Meadows and reclaim his spot as one of the sport's top older trotters.   Melady's Monet was rolling along on a three-race winning streak — all in the Open Handicap at The Meadowlands — when things went awry on April 10 and Jo...
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Pierce home in NJ after back surgery in Texas

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Ron Pierce underwent back surgery in Dallas, Texas, early this week and then flew back home to New Jersey on Thursday to recuperate before undergoing more surgery for neck issues on May 7 at a New Jersey hospital. Pierce hasn't driven in a race since March 7. Pierce, 58, posted on his Facebook page: "Thanks for the best wishes everyone my lower back is done 2 days with nerve b...
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Burke duo leads field in Meadows Maturity

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
Though stablemates and 4 year olds, Gural Hanover and Rose Run Parker have taken different geographic paths to stardom. Gural Hanover captured the New York Sires Stakes championship last year; Rose Run Parker achieved the same feat--in Indiana.   Together, they've earned just over $1 million for trainer Ron Burke, and they'll lead the field in Saturday's inaugural edition of th...
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56 still eligible to North America Cup

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
The Pepsi North America Cup is less than two months away and the connections of 56 sophomore pacing colts and geldings have made the latest sustaining payment to keep their 3 year old on the "Cup" trail.   The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest harness race, will be contested on Saturday, June 20, at Mohawk Racetrack. The group of 56 remaining eligibles to the Nort...
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Mohawk qualifiers front and center Friday

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
All eyes were on Mohawk Racetrack's 14-dash qualifying session on Friday as a variety of equine stars took turns tuning up over the seven-eighths-mile oval in Campbellville, Ont.   Race 1 saw 3-year-old Muscle Mass colt Rubber Duck trot to an open-length, gate-to-wire mile in 1:58.4 for driver J.B. Renaud and trainer Julie Walker.   Four-year-old O'Brien Award-w...
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JK She'salady wins Big M qualifier in debut

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
JK She'salady (pictured) put her best foot forward while Mission Brief put in a misstep.   JK She'salady, the 2014 Horse of the Year, made her seasonal qualifying debut Friday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, winning by a head over A Plus in 1:53.3 with a 26-second final quarter-mile. The 3-year-old filly pacer, driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Nancy Johansson, was in third place for m...
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Angel Plus fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
Angel Plus, a standout at Pennsylvania Fairs last year, showed that she’s elevated her game Friday at The Meadows by capturing the fastest division of a $60,000 PA Stallion Series stake for 3-year-old filly pacers.   The event was contested over three divisions, with Mezzanine Fashion and Dobre Povedane also taking $20,000 splits. Aaron Merriman enjoyed a stakes double behind Angel Plus...
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Royal Heart takes Meadows preferred pace

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Royal Heart gobbled up the leader with a first-over burst and rolled on to victory in Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Royal Heart was third down the backside when Eric Goodell tipped him off the cones. He swept by the leader, Atta Boy Dan, in a heartbeat and scored easily in a career-best 1:51.1. Atta Boy Dan regained his momentum an...
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Ooh Bad Shark takes powerful 1:49.2 win at Pocono

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Ooh Bad Shark has been nothing but Ooh Good Shark since starting her 2015 campaign earlier this month, and Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono she went a stunning mile in 1:49.2 to win the $25,000 handicap mares pace. The seven-year-old daughter of Cam’s Card Shark opened her season with a win at Harrah’s Philly, then in her last two races had been third and second to t...
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