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Wiggle It Jiggleit brings streak to Harrington

on 05/11/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred racing fans that haven't yet perused the Harrington Raceway entries for Monday may want to take a look.   Among the 101 horses racing on the 13-race program, are undefeated sophomore pacer, Wiggle It Jiggleit, and North America's fastest horse in 2015, Bandolito.   George Teague Jr.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit (3-2, Montrell Teague) will look to go eight-for-ei...
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May payments due in Maryland

on 05/11/2015 2:00 AM
Two-year-old payments (foals of 2013) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on May 15, 2015. This payment is for 2 year olds that will be racing in 2015.   Yearling nominations (foals of 2014) to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes are also due on May 15, 2015.   We recommend that all payments be sent by certif...
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Habitat earns NYSS speed honors at Monticello

on 05/11/2015 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow, the winner of last year's New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 2-Year-Old Colt Trot final, kicked off his 2015 NYSS campaign with a bang on Monday afternoon at Monticello, drawing clear to a five-length win in the first of three divisions for sophomore male trotters. The second division went to the 2014 William Wellwood Memorial and Matron final winner Habitat, who is now two-for-two this y...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit sets 1:49h world record

on 05/11/2015 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.10, Montrell Teague) put forth a dazzling world record performance Monday (May 11) with a 1:49 win at Harrington Raceway as he remained unbeaten in eight career starts. The Mr Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover gelding left the gate from post position five as the 1-9 favorite in an $11,000 conditioned pace and effortlessly set fractions of :26.4, :54.1 and 1:22...
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Trustworthy Kid 1:53.1 winner in Meadows trot

on 05/11/2015 2:00 AM
In his second start of the year, Trustworthy Kid exploded to the lead and rolled home in a sharp 1:53.1 to capture Monday's (May 11) $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Trustworthy Kid earned more than $100,000 last year, and his performance Monday for Brian Zendt suggests he'll continue to pad his career bank account of $262,666.He defeated TSM Photo B...
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Bee A Magician crushes foes in Cutler prep

on 05/10/2015 2:00 AM
If the first two starts of her 2015 campaign are any indication, Bee A Magician will be a force to be reckoned with once again.  On Saturday night at The Meadowlands, she not only defeated the boys in the $50,000 prep for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial, she destroyed them. Escaping at 12-1, despite coming off a track record performance at Yonkers, Bee A Magician was dismissed by the p...
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Allie Labrook sets track mark at Hoosier

on 05/10/2015 2:00 AM
Allie Labrook, with trainer, driver Dan Shetler at the lines, re-established the track record for older trotting mares at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 9 when she powered home a winner in 1:52 in the featured event of the evening. Notching her first win of the season, Allie Labrook broke her previous record of 1:53.1, a mark she established on October 18, 2014. The 1:52 vic...
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American-blooded Robert Bi beats Maven

on 05/10/2015 2:00 AM
Robert Bi, a 5-year-old son of Toss Out out of the Self Possessed mare Up Front JM, set a new mile rate record of 1:52.3f in winning the Copenhagen Cup on Sunday afternoon at the Charlottenlund track in the Danish capital city.   Maven led the latter part of the 1 1/4-mile race and her driver, Johnny Takter, even opened up a three-length lead in the last turn, but Robert Bi, dr...
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Two sure pools Monday at The Meadows

on 05/10/2015 2:00 AM
On Monday, May 11, the live card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will feature two total-pool guarantees — a $25,000 guarantee for the Pick 5 and a $5,000 guarantee for the Pick 4. Both are offered as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. The Meadows added the "instant” Pick 5 guarantee after Friday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in ...
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Four PA All-Stars divisions raced at Pocono

on 05/10/2015 2:00 AM
Delaware, Ohio resident Brian Brown is the defending training titleholder in the Jugette, having won last year with divisional champion Color’s A Virgin--and he’s giving every sign that he’s looking to take his second straight come Sept. 23.   In a 3-year-old filly pace Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows last week, Brown sent out winner Serious Filly along with seco...
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Mission Brief wins Big M qualifier

on 05/09/2015 2:00 AM
"Saturday mornings with Myron," known to most as Meadowlands qualifiers, took place this morning under overcast skies with temperatures in the 60s.   Opulent Yankee opened the day a winner in 1:54.2/27.2 as his owner (and track owner) Jeff Gural and wife Paula in attendance, joining with the usual collection of observers and horseplayers watching from the VIP suites. He tracked Hand...
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3YO colt pacers in PA All-Stars action at Pocono

on 05/09/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. took the first two divisions of the $96,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars event for three-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, putting new marks on Wakizashi Hanover (1:50.2) and Blood Brother (1:51), before missing the "sweep” by a nose when Rise Up Now (1:50.2, driver Simon Allard) edged Allbeef N Nobull. Wakizashi Hanover, an altered...
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J Js Delivery sizzles to victory in Diplomat final

on 05/09/2015 2:00 AM
 J Js Delivery brought his ‘A’ game Saturday night to Mohawk Racetrack to win an action-packed final of The Diplomat. A field of nine three-year-old pacing colts and geldings clashed Saturday evening for the $60,000 final of The Diplomat series. Fresh off a victory in leg two, The Wayfaring Man was sent off as the 4/5 favourite, while leg one winner J Js Delivery was the sec...
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Bourbon Bay goes back-to-back at Tioga

on 05/09/2015 2:00 AM
Just a week off his 1:52.1 track record outing, Bourbon Bay ($3.10) delivered yet another scintillating performance, bottoming out his six rivals with a 1:52.2 triumph in Saturday (May 9) evening's featured $14,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs. The four-year-old Sand Vic gelding wasted no time, establishing the early lead sharply and setting a torrid pace--one he would sustain for much...
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Cast No Shadow comes up big in Princess final

on 05/09/2015 2:00 AM
Cast No Shadow turned in a stakes record performance to win the $59,600 Princess Series final Saturday night at Mohawk. A field of six three-year-old pacing fillies lined up to contest the Princess final and on paper it appeared to be a three-horse race between leg one winner Moonlit Dance, leg two winner Maplelea and Cast No Shadow. The top three fillies on paper were the top three filli...
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Lease Ness Monster sets Northfield record

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
Lease Ness Monster crossed the finish line faster than any 4-year-old mare in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $13,000 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:52.1 on Thursday night. The clocking breaks the 1:52.2 former record by Don't Blame Her (Greg Grismore) in 2007.   David Waltz of Clayton, Mich., owns Lease Ness Monster. Scott Bateson is her trainer and Ronnie Wr...
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Cutler prep kicks off TVG FFA Series

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing at the Meadowlands continues to build momentum with the first race of the season for older horses, the $50,000 Arthur J Cutler Memorial Prep highlighting the Saturday program. The race also signals the start of the 2015 TVG FFA Championship Series which conclude with $400,000 Open and $200,000 mare finals in November.   The field of 10 (Race 6) is an interesting ...
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Jim Lawson named WEG CEO

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
The board of directors of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Friday announced the appointment of Jim Lawson as chief executive officer, effective immediately.   Lawson held the position of WEG's chairman of the board of the directors from 2012 to 2015.   Clay Horner has also been appointed WEG's chairman of the board following his previous role as vice-chairman of th...
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Breeders Crown champ Martiniontherocks dies

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
Martiniontherocks, the 2010 Breeders Crown champion for 2-year-old filly trotters, died Monday, May 4, according to her owner, Thomas Cooke.   Cooke told harnessracing.com Martiniontherocks died while foaling. The attending veterinarian called him and told him the foal was dead, and upside down, in the mare and he had to perform surgery immediately to try to save her, but was u...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip out of retirement

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
Hot Shot Blue Chip has returned. Where he goes from here remains to be seen, but trainer Jonas Czernyson is happy to have the mercurial trotter back in his barn.   It is a much better place for the 9-year-old gelding than out in his fields. Hot Shot Blue Chip, a multiple-stakes-winner with $1.20 million in career purse earnings, last raced in August 2013 and was retired in early 201...
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