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Sebastian K 2-5 favorite in Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
A stellar 13-race card featuring the $603,000 Maple Leaf Trot has been assembled for Saturday night (July 19) at Mohawk Racetrack. Sebastian K, the world's fastest trotter (1:49f), highlights the field of 10 for the 63rd edition of Canada's most storied trotting event, the Maple Leaf Trot (Race 9).   The eight-year-old "Scandinavian Powerhouse" won his elimination last Friday (July ...
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Billy Flynn leads PASS 2YO trotters in 1:56.4

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
Billy Flynn powered through the Lightning Lane to remain undefeated and score in 1:56.4, fastest winner in Tuesday’s $236,210 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over five divisions, with Special Action, Honor And Serve, Lima Pride and Piercewave Hanover taking the other splits. Dave Palone ...
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Michigan's Wolverine Futurity set for July 22

on 07/14/2014 2:00 AM
The Wolverine Futurity, featuring Michigan's premier 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers, began in 1942 and has been a mainstay in Holland at the Ottawa County Fair since 1980. Though racing has fallen on hard times in Michigan, the tradition and spirit of this proud sport with fast horses, close-up competition and colorful drivers will continue as long as its feasible, according t...
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Reserved seats on sale for Hambo Day

on 07/14/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has been a proud host to The Hambletonian for the past 34 years as America's Trotting Classic has been calling East Rutherford, New Jersey home since 1981. This year delivers a new and exciting aspect to The Hambletonian as it will be the first to be raced out of the brand new $100 Million facility which opened November 2013. Hambletonian week begins on Saturday, July 26, wi...
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Batavia condition sheets now available

on 07/14/2014 2:00 AM
Condition sheets for the first week of racing at Batavia Downs Gaming, America's oldest lighted harness track, located in Western New York, are now available online at http://www.bataviadownsgaming.com/live-racing/racinginfo/condition/. Simply click on "Live Racing” and then the "Horsemen" tab.   Batavia Downs is the latest racetrack to participate in the United States Trotting As...
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Carter Duer injured in auto accident in Va.

on 07/13/2014 2:00 AM
Legendary horseman Carter Duer, whose family operates Peninsula Farm in Kentucky and is especially known for prepping yearlings, was seriously injured in a car accident on Friday in Virginia, the home state of his family.   Duer and his daughter, Donna, attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Sunday night in Goshen to celebrate with client William Weaver and then drov...
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2YO Freedomformysoul equals Saratoga mark

on 07/13/2014 2:00 AM
New York's top 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were in town on Saturday night on Back to the Track night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The fifth annual Back to the Track night brought fans out in full force to enjoy a race card that featured New York Sire Stakes action throughout the night.   As is usually the case when he comes to town, driver Jim Morrill Jr. dominated ...
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Its Complicated equals Scioto track mark

on 07/12/2014 2:00 AM
Its Complicated and Igottafeelinfran share the spotlight at Scioto Downs in Friday night features, which honored Carol Cramer and John Pawlak for their recent inductions into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame's Communicators' Corner.   Its Complicated and Josh Sutton equal the track record for 4-year-old trotting geldings of 1:53 in the $25,000 Open Trot. Its Complicated started from p...
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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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