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McWicked supplemented, draws post 1, in Milstein

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Adios champ McWicked, most recently a winner in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division Aug. 7 at Harrah's Philadelphia, has been supplemented at a cost of $34,000 to Friday night's inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorlal Pace at Northfield Park. The Milstein is scheduled as Race 11 on Friday night with an approximate post time of 10:15 p.m.   McWicked then drew post 1 in the race, wi...
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Can Foiled Again snap skid in Gerrity?

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
For Foiled Again, it's summertime and nothing is easy. But trainer Ron Burke is confident the 10-year-old pacer will return to prominence again.   The three-time defending Dan Patch Award winner for best older male pacer, Foiled Again has won four of 14 starts this year and earned $300,100, but last visited the winner's circle in mid-April. He will try to snap a 10-race skid when he...
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Freshman trotting colts shine at Monticello

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Although Crazshana's 2:00 victory was topped by two others on the afternoon card, that clocking still established a new Monticello Raceway track record for freshman trotting geldings at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon when Trond Smedshammer drove him to a 2:00 victory in a division of the Excelsior "B” Series of the New York Sires Stakes.   The altered son of Crazed-...
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Market Rally takes aim at Batavia mark in NYSS

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
The $118,200 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies invades Batavia Downs on Wednesday and features the top series performer of the year so far for her sex and gait.   Market Rally (Cash Hall-Supreme Dish) enters the night riding a five-race winning streak, all in NYSS competition. Her dominance of this group is reflected in the combined 21 length total m...
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Tuesday's Spartan Futurities moved to Aug. 17

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
As a result of the flooding rains Monday in Michigan, the eight-race Spartan Futurity race card scheduled for Tuesday night at the Midland County Fair has been postponed. The races will now be contested on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17, with a first-race post time of 3 p.m.
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Siblings to Amigo Hall, Guccio in Ontario stakes

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting fillies of the Ontario Sires Stakes are back in action in both Gold and Grassroots action on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 13. Six $18,000 Grassroots divisions highlight Tuesday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack. The following evening two $105,000 Gold divisions will be part of Grand River's Wednesday night program. Making her OSS debut tonight at ...
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Plainridge cancels Wednesday due to weather

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse, with the approval of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, has canceled its card for Wednesday Aug. 13. The weather forecast calls for heavy thunderstorms with up to two inches of rain in the area. Virtually the entire state is under a flood watch for Wednesday. Plainridge management made the decision after consultation with its horsemen.   The card has not bee...
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McWicked takes 5-race win streak to Milstein

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
McWicked is not the most energetic horse when enjoying an uncontested lead, but his lackadaisical manner can change in a hurry when necessary. The colt's determination is one of the attributes that impresses trainer Casie Coleman as she prepares McWicked for Friday's inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at Northfield Park. McWicked was not eligible to the Milste...
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Lifetime Pursuit equals 1:51.3 world mark

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
So impressive in capturing the Hambletonian Oaks, Lifetime Pursuit was just as dazzling Tuesday at The Meadows when she matched the world record of 1:51.3 in a division of a $199,994 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly trotters. Her stablemate, Shake It Cerry, may not have been as flashy, but she took the other division of the event known as the Meadow Bright while under wraps. &n...
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Lifetime Pursuit, Shake It Cerry set for PASS

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks winner Lifetime Pursuit and millionaire Shake It Cerry, the glamour girls of the Jimmy Takter stable, lead a group of 14 sophomore filly trotters into Tuesday's Meadow Bright, a $199,994 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, at The Meadows.   The event will go as two divisions, with Yannick Gingras guiding Lifetime Pursuit for Brittany Farms from post 2 in the first division ...
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Maryland-preference at fall Rosecroft meet

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Fall meet at Rosecroft scheduled to begin on Sept. 13. Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred industry in Maryland by continuing to offer a 100 percent preference to Maryland connected horses in all races. "We are committed to Maryland racing and helping to rebuild this industry,” ...
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Vivid Photo half-brother wins in MSRF split

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
The 2 year olds were back at Ocean Downs for the Maryland Standardbred Fund races on a beautiful Sunday night with the super moon coming up over the backstreatch.   The first of seven stakes races on the card produced a new stakes and track record for 2-year-old trotting fillies when Stories To Tell (RC Royalty) charged out of the gate and never looked back stopping the ti...
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Springfield card postponed until Wednesday

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Monday's races at the Illinois State fairgrounds in Springfield have been cancelled due to continuing rain in the area. The card included the Reviews for 2 year olds.   The Monday card has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13, with post time 12 noon (CDT). Tuesday's races, which include the Reviews for 3 year olds, will also begin at 12 noon (CDT).
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Lind: "I wouldn't trade" 2CT Billy Flynn

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Staffan Lind might have felt a little sick when he saw the result of the Peter Haughton Memorial earlier this month, but the trainer is hoping Billy Flynn's future is the remedy.   Billy Flynn, a 2-year-old male trotter who is undefeated in four races, was not staked to the Haughton because of an injury he suffered soon after being purchased as a yearling for $120,000 at the 2013 Le...
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Mack named new Harrington race secretary

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 2014 race meet will resume on a Monday through Thursday schedule beginning Monday, Aug. 18. Entries for the opening night program will be taken Tuesday, Aug. 12, with the entry box closing at 10 a.m. Online entries are currently open.   Horsemen phoning in their entries may be greeted by a new voice as Kevin Mack was recently hired as the new racing secreta...
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Ballare Hanover fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Ballare Hanover garnered her first career stake victory by following cover and brushing through the slop late to score in 1:58.1, fastest division in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.   The event for 3-year-old filly trotters was contested over three divisions, with Mariah De Vie and Silent Opera K taking the other splits. Tony Hall enjoyed a stake ...
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Spirit To Win wins leg two of Pure Ivory

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Spirit To Win turned the tables on Southwind Champane in leg two of the Pure Ivory Series Monday night at Mohawk.   A field of five lined up to contest the $12,000 second leg of the trotting series for 2-year-old fillies.   Southwind Champane, the leg one winner, trotted out to the early lead, with Spirit To Win, the runner-up in leg one, following close behind in second....
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Always B Miki 1:48.4 winner in Indiana final

on 08/10/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace runner-up Always B Miki  stepped to the head of the class of 3-year-old male pacers in the Hoosier State on Saturday night as he won a $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:48.4. Always B Miki is a son of Always A Virgin, whose daughter Colors A Virgin won the 3-year-old filly pace final in 1:51.2.   Driven by Peter Wrenn, Always B Miki turne...
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He's Watching, Precocious Beauty win EBCs

on 08/10/2014 2:00 AM
After his convincing Meadowlands Pace victory, Menary Racing, Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero, and the Muscara Racing Trust's He's Watching ($2.50) scored an equally remarkable 1:49.1 victory in the $255,525 Empire Breeders Classic for 3-year-old colt pacers at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon.   The son of American Ideal found himself in an early tussle with Twin B Speedo (Mark Ma...
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Second Hand News makes Batavia headlines

on 08/10/2014 2:00 AM
In a Cinderella story of sorts, 12-year-old Second Hand News who last raced for the bottom claiming tag at Yonkers Raceway, comes back to the races after a month layoff for a new barn and wins the Open Trot Sunday afternoon in a seasonal mark of 1:56 at Batavia Downs.   Vogel and Wags Nags Stable and Kent Conshafter claimed Second Hand News for $12,500 on July 7 at Yonkers Raceway a...
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