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Baby races and big Q for Master Of Law

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace day provided another perfect morning for Breakfast With The Babies with comfortable temperatures and little to no wind.   Qualifiers closed out the day with the speedy but erratic Master Of Law making his debut for the Takter barn. He wowed the crowd of veteran onlookers with a wicked close from well back into a :55.3 on the board final half of a 1:52.3 mile to get by Spi...
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Sportswriter's daughters sweep in Ontario

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
The spectacular run of the first crop of Sportswriter continued on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack as his daughters won all three $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies.   Southwind Mischief kicked things off in race two, rallying off a third-over trip to prevail by half a length in 1:54, which was the fastest time any of the OSS Gold Series wi...
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NJSS finals part of Meadowlands Pace card

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
Guess Whos Back fired off cover while Mission Brief exploded with a gate-to-wire stakes record performance in $100,000 finals of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotters on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Meadowlands.   Mission Brief [$2.60, $2.40, $2.10] broke her own stakes record of 1:55.1, with a 1:53.3 mile in the second race, besting a field of six other trotting fi...
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Father Patrick coasts to Dancer victory

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
In what some observers predict could be a dress rehearsal for the August 2 Hambletonian, the Takter Stable starters finished in a fanned-out constellation of three horses across the track, with 2-5 favorite Father Patrick first to the wire in 1:51.3 in the $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old trotting colts Saturday night (July 13) at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The field wa...
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Sweet Lou, Rocklamation win for Burke

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou sailed down the homestretch for his sixth straight win to take the $463,300 William Haughton Memorial for open pacers in 1:47.1 Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Sweet Lou and driver Ron Pierce got away in fifth, content to let others slug it out on the front end, as first Bettor's Edge got the lead at the :25.3 quarter. Tim Tetrick rushed to the lead wit...
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"Cerry," Sandbetweenurtoes tops in filly stakes

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
The two big stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the big Meadowlands Pace card, the Del Miller Memorial for trotters and the Mistletoe Shalee for pacers, were captured by Shake It Cerry and Sandbetweenurtoes, who both turned in victories which convinced they are the best in their division at this point in the season.   Shake It Cerry and driver Ron Pierce won the $213,500 Del Mille...
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Hensley takes last spot in HoP Driver Series

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
The drivers for the 2014 Champion Driver Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have been solidified with Ed Hensley securing the last spot in the competition after a victory on the 14-race card on Saturday, July 12. The first of two rounds in the 2014 Champion Driver Series will kick off on Saturday, July 19th and will pit the top-ten drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against on...
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Western Alumni, I Do Hanover NY winners

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
Western Alumni had a pair of second place finishes the past two weeks in the $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway but Saturday night (July 12) he got a chance to pose in the winner's circle once again after holding off Rock N Roll Legend by a half length in 1:55.1 over the fast track.   Driver Jim McNeight and Western Alumni played give-and-go with Big Unit to the opening quarter ma...
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He's Watching captures Meadowlands Pace

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
He's Watching watched and waited for a straight shot to the finish line as he won the $776,000 Meadowlands Pace on Saturday (July 12) at Meadowlands Racetrack in an all-age world record-equaling 1:46.4. Somebeachsomewhere, Holborn Hanover and Warrawee Needy had previously won in 1:46.4.   Total handle for the 13-race program was $4,288,237, compared to the $4,311,546 wagered on the ...
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Lady Shadows sizzles in 1:49.2 at Mohawk

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
A quintet of Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations for the three-year-old pacers were contested Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Lady Shadow turned in the performance of the evening with a sizzling 1:49.2 victory in the third and final $17,477 elimination for the pacing fillies. The Gregg McNair trainee was sent hard to the front by driver Rick Zeron and never looked back. Off a three...
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Hanover Stakes for 3YOs held at Balmoral

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
A pair of Hanover Stakes for three-year-olds shared top billing on the Saturday program at Balmoral Park. A total of 14 sophomore pacing fillies were dropped into the box necessitating a split into a pair of $22,750 divisions while a total of eight pacing colts were sent postward for a purse of $37,600.   The fillies kicked things off with Burke Racing Stables, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank B...
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Well Hello There fastest in PASS 2FP splits

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, each going for a purse of just over $60,000.   In the first division, it was Well Hello There (Well Said-Helen Of Leda) leaving fast off the wings and making every call a winning one.   After fighting off a first-over bid from Deli Beach, Well Hell...
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Bob Key homebreds win 2 Grassroots splits

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacing fillies strutted their stuff in five Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions at Mohawk Racetrack, and it turned out to be a banner night for trainer Ron Parsons, driver Trevor Henry and owner/breeder Bob Key.   Palette Tina thundered home in :25.4 to win the first division for that duo in 1:55.1. The Allamerican Native-Art Tina filly, who was last in the ni...
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Scioto introduces Finish Line 5 Tuesdays

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
For the remainder of the Tuesdays in the 2014 season, the Scioto Downs race program will feature $5,000 claimers.   The races will be straight $5,000 claimers for fillies and mares and horses and geldings on the trot and pace. The card will also feature a conditioned/claiming event with a $5,000 claiming tag.   Along with the racing part of this promotion, the Grandstand and the Pa...
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Equestrian Vanessa Karlewicz wins first race

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
Newcomer and talented horse woman, Vanessa ”Tall In The Saddle” Karlewicz an expert equestrian, traded her saddle for a ride behind a spirited trotter and won her maiden voyage as driver in the harness racing game when she guided Conway Cruiser to a 2:07.4 victory in a leg of the C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Series at the Afton (NY) Fair. In that race Vanessa went to the lead from the th...
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Foiled Again to try for 3rd Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again is expected to enter the July 19 Battle of Lake Erie and try to become the first horse in Northfield Park history to win the event three times. The 10-year-old son of Dragon Again (2000 Battle Champion) won in 2009 and 2011, joining Jaguar Spur (winner in 1988-89), Peruvian Hanover (winner in 2002-03) and Maltese Artist (winner in 2005 and 2007) as the only four horses to ...
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Stars, stars & more stars on Meadowlands Pace card

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
No fewer than seven major Grand Circuit stakes will populate the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands, led by the track's signature race, the Meadowlands Pace.   The all-star lineup begins with a pair of high-stakes preps for trotting's top prizes, the Aug. 2 Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks.   Race 4 is the $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial 3-year-old colt trot which will be t...
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Sebastian K, Market Share win Maple Leaf elims

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K did exactly what he's been doing all year long Friday night at Mohawk…dominated. "The Scandinavian Powerhouse" and trainer/driver Ake Svandstedt put on a trotting clinic in the first of two $40,000 eliminations for the Maple Leaf Trot, winning in 1:52.4. With his win, Svandstedt selected post 1 for the final (the complete draw appears below.)   Svandstedt blasted his prized ...
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Monkey On My Wheel takes Yonkers Open

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps—for distaff pacers and all-allowed trotters--were won by millionairess Monkey On My Wheel (Jason Bartlett, $3.10) and Fort Valley As (Bartlett again, $13.40).   Odds-on choice Monkey On My Wheel, working from a rather-generous post position 5 starting venue, gave nothing else a chance. She strolled around pole-assign...
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Honey Money, Lutetium score at Vernon, Buffalo

on 07/11/2014 2:00 AM
House Money (Angus Hall-Emmamzaing) received an excellent drive from trainer-driver Roman Lopez to score a victory in the $9,000 feature race at Vernon Downs on Friday night.   House Money actually sat the pocket trip behind early leader War Hero (Frank Davis), who set fractions of :28 for the quarter, :57.3 for the half, and 1:25.4 for three-quarters. House Money then commenced a rally a...
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