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Empire Breeders' Classic night at Vernon

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Crediama and Expressive Action were the big winners in the Finals of the Empire Breeders' Classic at Vernon Downs on Sunday night. The $217,725 Final for 3-year-old Fillies boiled down to a battle between the winners of the two Eliminations on May 30. Crediama (Tim Tetrick) actually sat in mid-pack behind the pacesetting Avalicious (Yannick Gingras) through the early fractions of :27.2 fo...
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NA Cup draw streamed live on Tuesday

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group will live stream the draw for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Tuesday.   The draw, which will be taking place at Mohawk Racetrack, will be live streamed on the official Pepsi North America Cup website beginning at 12:20 p.m.   Dave Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion and current Toronto Maple Leaf, will be the guest drawmast...
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Yonkers set to return Friday night

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
After its regularly-scheduled intermission, Yonkers Raceway is back on Friday night with a dozen races and the usual 7:10 p.m. first post.   The highlight of the program is the $44,000 Open Handicap Trot, carded as the sixth race and featuring the standout statebred Coraggioso. The 5-year-old homebred (Tom Durkin and Joe Spadaro) son of Conway Hall was sent behind the eight-bal...
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Top horseman Warren Cameron dies at 74

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Warren Cameron, a third generation horseman who developed and campaigned the top pacers Brand New Fella and Direct Scooter, died Thursday, May 29, in Astor, Fla., where he resided. He was 74.   Mr. Cameron was the son of Hall of Fame horseman Del Cameron. Del Cameron trained a top Grand Circuit stable and in 1944 moved his family, which included Warren and his brother Gary, to Pineh...
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Captaintreacherous makes 2014 debut Friday

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Captain is ready. Two-time defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous makes his seasonal debut Friday night in the $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for 4-year-old pacers at Meadowlands Racetrack. He starts from post 10 in the field of 10, with regular driver Tim Tetrick at the lines for trainer Tony Alagna.   To his inside, from the rail, are Tarpon Hanover, Dovuto Hanover, App...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Brandt, 93, dies

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Elizabeth Holl "Betty” Brandt, 93, of Logan, Ohio, died June 8, at her residence. She was able to spend her final years at home due to the care of her granddaughter, Tina.   Mrs. Brandt was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Logan, daughter of the late Barton A. and Grace Sparnon Holl. She was the widow of the late Richard Shaw Brandt.   Mrs. Brandt and her husband were partne...
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Dancin Yankee sets 1:50.3 Harrington record

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Baron Racing Stable and Richard Lombardo's Dancin Yankee ($3, Ross Wolfenden) broke the track record for aged pacing stallions Monday with a 1:50.3 win in the $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   The 6-year-old Yankee Cruiser stallion left alertly from post six and found an early seat in third behind pacesetter Rock On Moe and pocket sitter Teresa's Beach. Rock On Moe marched ...
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Spreester’s 1:54.1 fastest of 4 NYSS at Monticello

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
New York-bred filly pacers were on display on Friday afternoon, June 6 at Monticello Raceway with four New York Stakes and four Excelsior Series events all for sophomore pacing fillies. The queen of the card turned out to be Spreester when the daughter of American Ideal toured the double oval in a  half-mile lifetime best of 1:54.1 to win her $29,850 split. "She was just great today,...
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Perfect Alliance smashes another record

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
For the second start in a row, four-year-old trotting mare Perfect Alliance established a new track record on the WEG circuit. In the first elimination of the Armbro Flight Stakes at Mohawk, Perfect Alliance scored a 6 ½-length win in a track record clocking of 1:51.4 for driver Yannick Gingras, trainer Julie Miller and the ownership group of Little E LLC, Jason Settlemoir and Arthur Gei...
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Flyhawk El Durado, Trixton in Goodtimes elims

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Trixton continued his string of dominating performances Friday night in capturing an elimination of the Goodtimes Stakes at Mohawk. Driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, Trixton was parked out for the first three-eighths of the mile before clearing to the front. Once on the lead, Trixton and Takter were untouchable winning by 4 ½ lengths in 1:53.3 with an easy-looking :27.2 last quarter. ...
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Verbal Assault wins PA Stallions at Meadows

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
A loser in all seven of his previous starts, Verbal Assault broke his maiden in style Friday at The Meadows, pulling off a 16-1 upset in a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. The event was contested over five divisions, with Brioni, Avalanche Hanover, Invictus Hanover and Status Quo taking the other splits. Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke...
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Not Afraid wins Meadowlands feature

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The feature race on the Friday program at The Meadowlands was the 11th race, B1/A2 Handicap Trot.  Scratched down to a select field of the six, the field was led by a pair of classy trotters in Not Afraid and Opening Night. It was Bambino Glide however who made it clear from the start that he was intent on the lead, seating Not Afraid in the pocket through a 26.3 opening quarter.&nbs...
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Upsets abound in Violet splits at Maywood

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
With a total of 14 filly and mare pacers dropped into the box Friday’s Violet Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled distaffers, three-year-olds and up, was split into a pair of $21,390 divisions. Both splits provided eye-catching payouts as Fox Valley Touche, a 25-1 outsider came flying through the lane to score by a neck in 1:53.2 for driver Dale Hiteman to open the action. Just four race...
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The Captain qualifies in 1:50.1 at Meadowlands

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Breakfast with the babies at The Meadowlands took place on a perfect Saturday morning under cloudless skies with temperatures in the low 70’s and little to no wind. A nice gathering that grew with Belmont Stakes early customers anticipating the Triple Crown attempt by California Chrome enjoyed the races. Along with the youngsters poised to embark on their racing careers, two time defend...
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Cammikey overcomes early bobble, wins PASS

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Overcoming a misstep at the gate that cost him key early position, Cammikey made up 5-1/2 lengths with a Lightning Lane charge that carried him to victory in Saturday’s $199,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows in a career-best 1:49.4. Seventh Secret rallied wide to take the other division of the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers known as the Bye Bye Byrd. Cammikey, or...
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Uffizi Hanover, Table Talk win Fan Hanover elims

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Uffizi Hanover and Table Talk each made their Canadian debut a winning one, upsetting in their respective C$35,000 Fan Hanover eliminations at Mohawk on Saturday night (June 7). The Jimmy Takter-trained Uffizi Hanover captured the first dash for 3-year-old pacing fillies by a head at 6-1. While Uffizi Hanover and driver David Miller got away sixth, Nat A Virgin set the...
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Lyonssomewhere takes first Cup elim

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Lyonssomewhere and driver Corey Callahan shot through an opening in deep stretch to take the first of three eliminations Saturday at Mohawk in preparation for next Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup, the richest harness race on the continent. Trained by Jimmy Takter, the son of champion Somebeachsomewhere thus kept his racing record perfect, now five-for-five, as he scored by one a...
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Mcwicked sizzles to a fast Cup elim win

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Mcwicked and driver Dave Miller rallied from third in mid-stretch to haul down Sometimes Said and take the second $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup elimination by two lengths Saturday at Mohawk. After briefly taking the field to the half in :54.3, Mcwicked relinquished the lead to Lets Drink On It, then was also passed by Sometimes Said in early stretch, before rallying down the middle of the...
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2014 Hanover Stakes underway at Balmoral

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Hanover Stakes season kicked off on Saturday, June 7th at Balmoral Park as a pair of events for diagonally gaited sophomores shared top billing on the 13-race program. A full field of 10 three-year-old trotting colts started the action in race four as they battled for a purse of $25,900. Fresh off back to back stakes scores over state-bred competition here at ...
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Favorites prevail on INSS Champions night

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the 21st season of live harness racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, June 7. Four Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on the 14-race card. It was a night ruled by favorites as the publics’ choice...
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