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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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Bartlett drives 6 winners at Yonkers Thursday

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
When the track's leading driver wins many races, it's not exactly a case of man bites dog. That said, when the track's leading driver wins half the races on the card, we are lawfully obligated to acknowledge the feat. Jason Bartlett did just that Thursday night, winning six of Yonkers Raceway's dozen dashes.   Bartlett's first win came—fittingly—in the first race, taking the $11,000, ...
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CHHA scholarship deadline April 30

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
The scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2015 for the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association scholarships. For more information go to www.chha.net. CHHA is awarding three scholarships for the 2015/16 school year.
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Doris Niccum dies at 86

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
Doris Niccum, mother of trainers Don and Stan Niccum and longtime U.S. Trotting Association tattoo technician Richard Niccum, died Wednesday afternoon, April 15, after a brief illness following hip surgery. She was 86.   From Fowlerville, Mich., Mrs. Niccum was born and raised in Illinois, always proud of her Midwest roots. She worked as a secretary at the University of Illinois and in th...
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Sophomores spice Saturday Big M card

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
Spring has finally arrived in the Northeast and brought with it the highly anticipated influx of sophomores preparing for stakes season. The Meadowlands' Saturday night card reflects both the seasonal and content evolution with temperatures forecast to be in the 70's and four of the 13 races restricted to 3 year olds.   A brand new offering is the "Spring Preview," a two-week series...
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French amateurs set to invade Yonkers Tuesday

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
A "belle dame” and a racing journalist are among the five amateur drivers from France vying against a quintet of USA counterparts in the "French-American Friendship Competition,” with Yonkers Raceway hosting the opening event Tuesday afternoon, April 21.   First post for the matinee card is 1 p.m., with the 11/4-mile, 10-horse wagering event going as the 11th of 12 races.  ...
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Standout broodmare Graceful Motion dies at 21

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
Graceful Motion, the dam of million-dollar winners Ginger And Fred and Fred And Ginger, died early Friday morning at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Owned by Ron Mersky, Graceful Motion was 21. "She had never been sick,” said Mersky, who owns Green Creek Farm in Paris, Ky. "We have only 18 mares here so we were able to pay close attention and her behavior just didn't s...
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Cutler eligibles in action Friday at Meadowlands

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
With just three weeks remaining until the eliminations for the Arthur Cutler Memorial, the top trotters begin to gear themselves up for the first major test on the Free For All trotting calendar. Of the eight trotters entered in the $30,000 Open Handicap Friday night at the Meadowlands, five are eligible to the Cutler Memorial. The top trotter thus far in 2015, Melady's Monet will be qualif...
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"Excellent" fertility prompts Chapter Seven changes

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to report that, effective Monday April 20, same day semen pick up and trailer breeds will be allowed for 2012 Horse of the Year Chapter Seven.   Excellent fertility rates have been received on Chapter Seven in the past two seasons with on farm management of his mares. A qualitative analysis of his semen since the beginning of the 2015, combined with h...
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Dress For Success, Classic Belisima win in Weiss

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Dress For Success and Classic Belisima finished preparations for their head-to-head clash in the $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series Championship for trotting females in a week, winning the two $15,000 divisions of the fourth and final preliminary leg Wednesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Dress For Success ran her record to 4-for-4 in the prelims with a three-quarter length victory over Fash...
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