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Late sub Banca scores in French-American race

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
She was a late replacement, but Monica Banca was more than on time when it counted.   Filling in for originally-scheduled participant Robert Krivelin, Ms. Banca handily defended the honor of both country and gender, guiding Meadowview Arny ($7.40) to a decisive Tuesday afternoon win in Yonkers Raceway's French-American Friendship Competition.   Leading at every pylon in ...
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"40-minute Pick 4" on May 2 at Big M

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will begin it's live racing program on Saturday, May 2, with a special post time of 5:30 p.m.   In addition to the 12 live races contested at the Meadowlands on May 2, the Meadowlands will simulcast two races from Tioga Downs that will be offered as part of the Meadowlands live card through separate pool wagering, producing a 14-race program. The two races simulcast ...
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Camluck named to Western Fair Hall of Fame

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The Raceway at Western Fair District will have its 2015 Wall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, May 15, and for the first time the prestigious honor will go to a horse rather than a human recipient.   The incomparable Camluck, who has long resided at Seelster Farms in nearby Lucan, will be honored during a ceremony that night in recognition of his remarkable contributions both on...
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Harrah's Philly sees first sub-2:00 mile of '15

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Wood, Dittmar, and Iaquinta's Adventure Bound (Corey Callahan) took the first of two events for upper-conditioned level pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.   A 7-year-old son of Camluck, Adventure Bound was sent off the race favorite and did not disappoint, making every call a winning one, stopping the clock in a meet's fastest 1:49.4. It was the 27th vict...
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SBOANJ to hold annual golf outing July 13

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The annual golf outing to benefit New Jersey horsemen will take place this year on Monday, July 13, 2015. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey's fundraiser will once again take place at Gambler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, NJ, featuring a round of golf, a prime rib dinner and chances for door prizes, silent auction items and a 50-50.   The fee is $18...
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Round 1 of Tie Silk Series contested at Mohawk

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Tarot (pictured) was one of the three sophomore trotters to win in the opening round of the Tie Silk Series on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 23 sophomore trotting colts and geldings were split into three $15,000 divisions for the first round of the Tie Silk. The trotters not only had to battle with each other Monday evening, but also heavy winds blowing in their face down ...
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HANA handicapping tourney starts Friday

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The sponsors have stepped up and the handicappers selected for the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge presented by the Bellino Stables, DRF Harness, Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs. With the handicappers chomping on the bit, the contest finally gets underway with The Meadows Maturity on Friday aftern...
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Chef Lee completes sweep of Meadows series

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Chef Lee completed his sweep of the Tamarind Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings when he dug in late to capture Monday's $35,800 championship at The Meadows.   Chef Lee moved to the lead before the quarter and took the field through what appeared to be a comfortable 1:28.4 three-quarters. But when Simeon angled off the pylons from third for the stretch drive, the battle was on. C...
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Bandolito scores in 1:51 at Harrington

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier's Bandolito ($3, Bier) won the opening day feature at Harrington Raceway on Monday (April 20) with a national season's mark on a half-mile track of 1:51.   The fastest horse so far in North America in 2015, Bandolito notched his fifth win of the year. Bier, who owns, trains and drives Bandolito, left alertly from his rail post position and they were decisive win...
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P H Supercam sport's newest millionaire

on 04/19/2015 2:00 AM
No one knows if P H Supercam actually bowls, but he did complete a perfect game Saturday night. Last season’s defending series champ was this season’s only perfect preliminary-round participant in Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Thus, his score is 300, as in 50 points for each of his four series wins and 25 points for each of his four series appearan...
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Fifth & final Matchmaker prelim to Camille

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. One lonesome, $40,000 division attracted six lasses, with odds-on Camille (George Brennan, $3) barely holding sway over Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick) in 1:53. The former, starting inside her five foes, saw both Palm Patrol (Mark MacDonald) and Krispy Apple in pl...
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PC's Vixen victorious in Meadows series

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
PC’s Vixen followed live cover and used it effectively to capture Friday’s $17,500 second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. The second leg was contested in a single division, with all eight participants eligible for the championship on Friday, April 24. First post that day is 6:55 PM. PC’s Vixen endured a nightmarish trip in the opening leg, when she...
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2 mares, 1 driver tie Miami Valley record

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
The Miami Valley Raceway track record for older pacing mares was tied twice on Friday (April 17) and the two shared another common denominator, driver Dan Noble.  The first to equal the best-ever 1:52.1 clocking was Native Dream, a five-year-old daughter of Allamerican Native, in a $10,450 condition race.  The Bill Dailey trainee, owned by Pacey Mindlin and Kenneth Cohen, bested Bett...
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War Hero scores in Vernon opening night feature

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Howard Gill’s homebred War Hero ($11.40) took advantage of a pocket trip, pouncing late and drawing clear to a 1:55.2 victory in the featured $10,000 Open Trot on Friday (April 17) evening’s Vernon Downs program. The seven-year-old Ken Warkentin gelding secured the pocket behind pacesetter Grey Ice (Jimmy Whittemore) through a :28.2 opening quarter, drafting patiently through the race...
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Whom Shall I Fear stamps himself one to watch

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Whom Shall I Fear, the full-brother to Father Patrick and $475,000 yearling, served notice that he is a three year old trotter to watch in 2015 with a compelling performance in his 2015 debut at the Meadowlands on Friday, April 17. Released from the gate as the 1/5 prohibitive favorite, Yannick Gingras guided Whom Shall I Fear towards the rear of the field while following what would turn ...
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Top horses qualify at The Meadowlands

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Spring arrived at The Meadowlands Saturday morning, April 18 and with it came a fair number of stakes types shipping up from the farms to be put through some fast miles and several of past year’s stars getting some work in the qualifying races on a perfect day. Sarcy was second beaten just a head in last year’s $251,100 Kindergarten final and made her sophomore debut a winning one in ...
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Rediscovery, Bettorever winners in Whata Baron

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
The Whata Baron series got underway Saturday night at The Meadowlands which featured a collection of thirteen talented pacers, split into two divisions.  The first division for $22,500 was led by Rediscovery, the overwhelming 1/5 favorite in the field of six.  As a three year old, Rediscovery contested the Little Brown Jug and his four year old season began with a solid effort in the...
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Upset in Hackett elimination at Miami Valley

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Indian Spirit used a second-over journey to get in position to sprint past the pacesetters in the lane and garner an upset victory in the $8000 elimination heat leading up to the $30,000 final of the James K. Hackett Memorial next Saturday night at Miami Valley.  Seven of the nine colts from last year’s $200,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship race for two-year-olds dropped into the Hack...
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Exemplar by a nose in Don Mills second leg

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
The photo finish camera got put to work to decide a highly entertaining second leg of the Don Mills Trotting Series Saturday night at Mohawk. A field of 11 four and five-year-old trotters battled it out in the lone $20,000 division and all eyes were on the 2/5 favorite Bourbon Bay. The heavy-favorite came into Saturday’s Don Mills second leg off a victory in round one and was undefea...
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YS Lotus wins Weiss Final at Pocono

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
To modify the old adage, call him whatever you want, as long as you call him to the winners circle. YS Lotus, without a space between the first two letters of his name but whom The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono broadcaster George Anthony insists should be called as if there were a space – after all, his owner is Yves Sarrazin – was brilliant Saturday night (April 18) in taking...
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