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2YO trotter Mercer County wins with :29.4 quarter

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadows hosted its first qualifying races for two-year-olds on Friday (May 30), with five events, part of a 16-race qualifying card. Fiesta Lauxmont, trained by Ted Williams and driven by Aaron Johnston, became the first freshman to take a mark at the track this season, winning in 2:03.4. Fiesta Lauxmont is an Art's Card Trick filly out of the Rustler Hanover mare Party N Canada.  ...
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Doo Wop Hanover, Trixton lead in NJSS

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Trotters Trixton and Heaven's Door, and pacers Doo Wop Hanover and Act Now, captured the quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for three-year-olds, the featured events on Jerseyfest night, (Saturday, May 31), which brought a big crowd out to the Meadowlands. This year's Jerseyfest included a competition between 17 food trucks competing for prizes and recognition, ...
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Long Island Tea, Antigua Hanover win in NY

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Long Island Tea picked up a victory in the $8,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. While the favorite may have made it to the winner's circle, she did not have an easy time of it at all.   Naughty Not Nice led through the bulk of the mile for driver-trainer Rick Plano and set fairly comfortable fractions of :27.1 for the quarter, :56.2 for the half, and 1:24.2 for th...
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Lady Shadow, Muscle Babe take Ont. stakes

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Heavily favored Lady Shadow, driven by Doug McNair, captured this year's 159,287 SBOA (Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association) final for three-year-old pacing fillies as the speedy lass got under the wire in 1:51.4 on Saturday night at Mohawk.   McNair and Lady Shadow were quickest to the front in the early stages, but allowed Lady Jake (Jody Jamieson) to take command before t...
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Peter Wrenn wins 7 of 14 at Hoosier

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
On an action-packed stakes night, Peter Wrenn was the driving star of the night, winning a total of seven of the 14 races contested, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 31. Driving in each and every race, the veteran reinsman found the winner's circle in three of the first four races and two of the four divisions of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing co...
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3YO pacer Uncle Ugly jogs in stakes at Balmoral

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Living up to his status as the even-money favorite, Paymaq Racing's Uncle Ugly made it look easy in Saturday's $48,100 Cardinal Stake Final for ICF three-year-old pacing colts as he cruised to a 2 ¾ length victory in 1:51.2 for driver John De Long.   Zipped away from post position seven by De Long, the gelded son of Yankee Skyscaper—Yankee Blue was under wraps as he led the field...
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He's Watching, JK Endofanera, "Miki" win SBSW

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Early season Pepsi North America Cup favorite Hes Watching (pictured) rebounded with a sub-1:50 victory in the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes while JK Endofanera and Always B Miki captured the other two divisions during a stakes-packed card of harness racing Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Mohawk hosted three $75,000 divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes, which serve as final ...
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Kayla Grace wins Northfield's Wallflower final

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Kayla Grace was most impressive, winning the $15,000 final of the Wallflower Series on Thursday at Northfield Park. The sophomore filly is owned by the Michigan-based partnership of ECS Racing and Kevin St Charles. Her trainer, Steve Novak, called upon Skip DeMull for the winning drive.   Kayla Grace (He's All That-A Maze Of Grace-Cole Muffler) drew post three in a field of ni...
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Frost Free Hanover stays hot in PA Stallion Series

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Frost Free Hanover rolled to a front-end victory in Thursday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at The Meadows, his fifth consecutive win and his second in the stallions series. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over three divisions, with Explosive Cash and Kapow Hanover taking the other splits.   Frost Free Hanover compiled his streak by ta...
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Smith set to drive Let's Drink On It in SBSW

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Tyler Smith imagined a day when he would get the chance to be the regular driver of a Grand Circuit horse. In his mind, he thought the opportunity might come a decade from now. In reality, it is now.   The 21-year-old Smith, who last season was the leading driver at Hoosier Park and became the youngest driver to reach 1,000 career wins, will be the regular driver of 3-year-old male ...
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Sweet Lou streaking into Roll With Joe

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Larry Karr hopes the "sweet” is back in Sweet Lou. Karr, who is among the owners of the 5-year-old male pacer, has watched Sweet Lou win back-to-back starts for the first time since June 2012, a span of 44 races.   Sweet Lou heads to Sunday's $160,000 Roll With Joe for older male pacers off consecutive victories in the TVG Free For All Series at the Meadowlands, with his most recen...
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Common bet platform improves Ont. experience

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Friday announced another advancement in enhancing the fan and horseplayer experience at racetracks across Ontario.   AmTote, the betting tote machines already prevalent at Woodbine and Mohawk, will be deployed at all racetracks in the Standardbred Alliance across the province.   The AmTote devices, which offer cutting edge bet ta...
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Lutetium ties trot mark at Buffalo

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Lutetium is on a run at Buffalo Raceway. Already dominating the Open Trot competition at Buffalo Raceway, he stepped it up even more Friday night (May 30) when he tied the all-aged track record for trotters on the half-mile oval with a 1-3/4 length victory over BZ Glide in a sizzling 1:56.3 over the fast track in the featured $10,500 event. The time tied the record set by Scorpion Moon (2007)...
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Track record for O Narutac Perfetto in OSS

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colts kicked off their 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes season in four $52,500 Gold divisions Friday night at The Raceway at Western Fair District, part of the undercard of the London, Ontario, track’s richest night of the season featuring their signature race, The Molson Pace. All four OSS winners have pedigrees deep in OSS talent. The fourth and final split sa...
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Father Patrick brings streak to PASS Friday

on 05/29/2014 2:00 AM
Juvenile champion Father Patrick brings a 10-race winning streak to the Meadows for Friday's $211,700 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for sophomore colt and gelding trotters, but Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter said the streak is the farthest thing from his mind.   "I don't think like that,” Takter said. "They're horses. They win, they get beat. I don't worry about things like that....
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Doug Ackerman funeral on June 3 in Pinehurst

on 05/29/2014 2:00 AM
Arrangements have been set for Hall of Fame horseman Doug Ackerman, who died early Wednesday morning, May 28, at the age of 86.   The Ackerman family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst on Tuesday, June 3, prior to a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the Holly Inn in Pinehurst.   Memorial contributions may be dir...
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49 still eligible for Pepsi North America Cup

on 05/29/2014 2:00 AM
The connections of 49 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have kept their charges eligible to the 31st edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup by making the final May 15 sustaining payment.   Eliminations for the North America Cup are scheduled for Saturday, June 7, at Mohawk Racetrack, while the rich final is scheduled to be raced Saturday, June 14, at the Campbellvi...
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Meadowlands Pace has 47 eligibles

on 05/29/2014 2:00 AM
After the final sustaining payment, 47 three-year-old pacers remain eligible for the 35th edition of the Meadowlands Pace.   Last year, The Meadowlands Pace was won by Captaintreacherous who went on to become the Dan Patch Award Winner as champion 3-year-old pacer as well as Pacer of the Year for the second consecutive season. While Captaintreacherous was a dominant force in the 3-...
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Precocious Beauty to make debut in NYSS

on 05/29/2014 2:00 AM
The 2013 Dan Patch Award winner in the 2-year-old pacing filly division, Precocious Beauty, makes her 2014 debut on Friday in a $41,300 division of the New York Sire Stakes at Vernon Downs. Precocious Beauty races in the first of three divisions and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line. "I've already got the butterflies, that's for sure,” said breeder-owner Jim Avritt Sr. "She c...
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Bandolito is the Molson "Mystery Horse"

on 05/29/2014 2:00 AM
A familiar face, and former leading driver at The Raceway at Western Fair District, is coming back to London for the Molson Pace. Mark MacDonald has been one of North America's top pilots for many years, but this is one race he has yet to win.   "I've been in ‘The Pace' with some very nice horses,” he said. "Tigerama set the track record there (1:50.4 in 2008) in his elimination...
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