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Coraggioso easy winner of Yonkers Open

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 Open Handicap Trot was won by the greatest of ease by odds-on favorite Coraggioso (Brian Sears, $3.10).   In one notch after what figured to be his toughest challenger came up ill, Coraggioso—from post position seven—settled in fourth as invading Rossini (Jordan Stratton) slogged through flat sub-sections of :28 and :58. Coraggioso eased out...
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A Penny Earned takes Vernon trot in 1:54.1

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
On a rainy night at Vernon Downs Friday, A Penny Earned (Conway Hall-Penny Dream) shone bright through the storm in the $10,000 featured seventh race.   A Penny Earned (Chris Lems) sat the pocket trip for a good chunk of the mile as the favorite, Lutetium (John MacDonald), set the early pace of :27 for the quarter and :56 for the half. My Revenuer (Truman Gale) actually made the firs...
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Ritascape upsets in Hoosier invitational

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Ritascape and LeWayne Miller pulled off a stunning upset in the featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (June 13). As the longest shot on the board, Ritascape used a perfect pocket trip to score her sixth win of the season and established a new lifetime best of 1:51.3 in the process.   Leaving from post tw...
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Callahan helps NJ lawmaker beat colleagues

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande [R-11th District] from Colts Neck, defeated three other New Jersey lawmakers in the 2014 Legislators Race, an exhibition event between the first and second races on Friday night (June 13) at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   While Casagrande was the first across the wire, Senator Dick Codey [D-27th District] was the first to make the appeal for...
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Winkys Pride, Rock N Load score in NY

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Winkys Pride made the trip across the border from Canada to the United States a successful one and took the featured $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (June 13).   Competing previously at Flamboro Downs and Woodbine, Winkys Pride ($7.30) and Buffalo Raceway leading driver Kevin Cummings used a strong stretch drive to snatch the victory away from the pace-setting Fiorentina...
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Foiled Again takes on foes in Mohawk Gold Cup

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
All eyes may be on the glamour boys in the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday night, but an all-star field of veteran pacers will look to steal the spotlight in the Mohawk Gold Cup.   The annual $100,000 invitational pace will see 10 ofthe sport's best aged pacers line up, with a ton of attention on a battle between the all-time richest pacer in harness racing history, Foiled Again, and the...
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Captaintreacherous sails to 1:49.2 victory

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
The $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity Pace was the feature of Friday night's card at the Meadowlands and served as the stage for the successful return to the races of two-time defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous.   Saddled with post ten for his seasonal debut, The Captain was sent away from the gate by Tim Tetrick improving to a mid-field tuck in fifth as first Word Power and ...
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Jamieson apologizes in statement in Weekend Preview!

on 06/12/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday night is the big North America Cup card at Mohawk, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news, including Corey Callahan's take on his chances with Lyonssomewhere in the NA Cup. One prominent driver who won't be in action on Saturday is the suspended Jody Jamieson, and he apologized for his actions that led to his suspension in a statement he sent us Thursday aft...
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Sandbetweenurtoes fastest in PASS splits

on 06/12/2014 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action for 3-year-old filly pacers were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, each going for a purse of approximately $75,000.   In the first division, it was Luxuriant Hanover pulling off the mild upset. The daughter of Well Said drafted second-over, and was able to out sprint the heavy favorite (Weeper) home, pacing the l...
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Bier hurt, trotter killed in Pocono qualifier spill

on 06/12/2014 2:00 AM
Horseman Daryl Bier broke his pelvis in a four-horse accident during Thursday morning qualifiers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The spill also killed Bier's horse, the 4-year-old trotter Punxsutawney, a winner of more than $300,000.   In a posting on his Facebook page, Bier wrote: "I am doing well. Broke my pelvis in a couple places. Should heal on its own. I am sorry Punxsutawney. Thank...
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Precocious Beauty tied up in Fan Hanover elim

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
While 10 three-year-old filly pacers will line up behind the gate in Saturday night's $457,500 Fan Hanover final at Mohawk Racetrack, reigning divisional champion Precocious Beauty won't be one of them. Sent off the 4-5 favorite in her elimination last weekend, Precocious Beauty faded from first to last in the stretch and failed to advance. "She tied up bad,” trainer Gregg McNair explaine...
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Kakaley driving Father Patrick Saturday

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Father Patrick takes his personal Pennsylvania barnstorming tour to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday night to contest the fifth race, one of three divisions of a $216,900 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event. The son of Cantab Hall, owned by the Father Patrick Stable of New Jersey (and named for a local Catholic priest), won his first two starts of this campaign in Sire Stakes action at ...
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Lind looks to Beat The Drum in NA Cup

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Until recently, Staffan Lind figured if he was ever going to win a million-dollar race, it would be with a trotter. But that could change Saturday.   Lind, a native of Sweden known for his work with stakes-winning trotters such as Celebrity Secret, Celebrity Deville, and Celebrity Bombay, sends Beat The Drum into Saturday's $1 million North America Cup for 3-year-old pacers at Mohaw...
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Marohn Jr. taking shot with Table Talk

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. has been making a name for himself in the state of New York, but Saturday night he'll be looking to establish himself on the sport's biggest stage at Mohawk. Marohn Jr., 32, has been driving race horses for over 12 years, but in the $457,500 Fan Hanover Stakes, on the Pepsi North America Cup undercard, he will have the biggest drive of his career, leaving from post three with ...
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Widger takes 5,000th career win at Hoosier

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Sam Widger notched the 5,000th win of his career after he piloted Brooklyn’s Z Tam to victory in a condition pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 11. The 1:56.2 victory marked a lifetime best performance for the four-year-old daughter of Electric Yankee-Slick Fit and a career milestone for the 50-year-old reinsman. Trained by Mike Murphy, Brooklyn’s Z Tam w...
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Sneakin Caviar upsets in Stallion Series at Pocono

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
A victory by 42-1 long shot Sneakin Caviar highlighted Stallion Series action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were five $20,000 divisions held for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Sneakin Caviar (SJ’s Caviar-Kamtastic Score), driven by Jim Morrill Jr. for trainer John Ryan Melsheimer, rallied from the pocket to win in 1:56:3, upending 1-9 favorite Frost...
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New England's Kenneth Martin dies

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
Horseman Kenneth Martin, 71, of Fair Haven, Vermont, died Thursday evening, June 5, at his residence, following a long illness, surrounded by his family.   He was born on June 24, 1942, in Benson, the son of Raymond and Glenna Martin. At an early age, he went to live with Hazel and Julius Mestyan. Mr. Martin married Gale Gilmore on August 31, 1963. He was employed as a carpenter for...
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Post positions set for $1 million NA Cup

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
Last weekend's elimination winners Tellitlikeitis, Mcwicked and Lyonssomewhere head an extremely competitive field of 10 for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The 31st edition of the world's richest pacing event, showcasing the finest three-year-olds on the continent, will go postward at 10:14 p.m. and will be shown live on TSN. A half-hour preview of the...
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Perfect Alliance still perfect for Armbro Flight

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
The story of 4-year-old mare trotter Perfect Alliance, who enters Saturday's $266,000 Armbro Flight final with 11 wins in 11 starts this season after winning a total of just two of 18 races at ages two and three, would seem farfetched if it didn't sound so familiar.   Perfect Alliance races out of the stable of Julie and Andy Miller, who five years ago took an unheralded 4...
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I Like My Boss still perfect in nine starts

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) remained unbeaten in nine starts Tuesday with a 1:58.2 triumph Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   The Don Boss Vita 3 year old made his final prep before the upcoming Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes on June 18 as the overwhelming favorite at 1-to-9 odds from post seven. The Bob Shahan-trainee mounted his attack first over on pacesetter Ca...
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