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Earndawg leads Welch sweep of Maywood Pace

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts were front and center on Friday night at Maywood Park but in reality it was trainer Roger Welch who stole the show as his trainees finished 1-2-3 in the track’s signature event with division leader Earndawg capturing top honors in the $36,000 Maywood Pace as he reported home with a three-quarter-length victory in 1:54.2 for driver Todd Warren. Confident...
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JL Cruze stakes his claim as top trotter

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
The third leg of the Graduate Series for trotters pitted a rematch of JL Cruze vs. Father Patrick, this time for $100,000. Fresh off the upset two weeks ago that sent shockwaves throughout the sport, JL Cruze was given more respect at the windows Friday night, sent off as the 9/5 second choice. Father Patrick was given the nod as the favorite, despite the narrow loss last-out and post 10 tonig...
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Sebastian K and breakfast with the babies

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
World champion Sebastian K, the fastest trotter in harness racing history, made his 2015 debut in Saturday’s qualifiers at the Meadowlands Racetrack and trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt said the 9-year-old trotter felt good after having the start of his campaign delayed because of ulcers. In fact, the returning Dan Patch Award-winning divisional champion might have felt a little too good. ...
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Hemi Seelster shocks in Goodtimes

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Hemi Seelster lit up the toteboard, upsetting at 76-1 odds after the heavily favored Canepa Hanover and French Laundry broke stride during this year’s edition of the C$233,000 Goodtimes final on Saturday evening (June 20) at Mohawk, part of the Pepsi North America Cup undercard. With the victory, it was an extra special night for the winning trainer John Bax. He not only conditions Hemi...
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Bee A Magician dominates in Armbro Flight

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, made her rivals disappear down the stretch, scoring an effortless 4-3/4 length victory over longshot Charmed Life in the C$272,000 Armbro Flight final for filly and mare trotters, part of a star-studded stakes undercard on Pepsi North America Cup night. Named for Canada’s Horse of the Year in 1964, 1965 and 1966, the Armbro Flight showcased no...
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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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