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Cullipher sweeps INSS freshman colt paces

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing colts were in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action but the night belonged to trainer Jeff Cullipher and driver Sam Widger.   The Cullipher-Widger duo teamed up to score in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts with Toni's Affection in 1:51.4 and then just a f...
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Betting on Bet Ya in Ontario

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Joanne Colville of Moffat, Ont., wears several hats in the Ontario harness racing industry. She's the program coordinator for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, the agency charged with finding new homes for retired Standardbreds.   Joanne also operates a breeding farm and is an accomplished rider serving as outrider at racetracks. Saturday night at Mohawk she'll have he...
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$42,500 guaranteed pools Saturday at Meadows

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Just as the winner of Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids presented by Coors Light will cash big time, bettors playing the Adios Day card at The Meadows will enjoy opportunities for a lucrative payday.   For the Saturday card, The Meadows is offering four pool guarantees totaling $42,500 in association with the United States Trotting Association...
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Raymer brings two to Hambletonian Oaks

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Raymer hasn't gotten where he is today in the Standardbred sport by not understanding the competition. For Raymer, who entered two in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks on Aug. 2 at the Meadowlands, it's been a long and well thought out process.   Raymer's Harley Momma and Nitro Nittany are not exactly household names in a field that includes world champions Designed To Be, ...
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Darke County Fair introduces Noble Award

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The Darke County Agricultural Society will be presenting a Tapestry by renowned equine artist Ann Lufkin at the upcoming meet to the week's leading driver. The Tapestry features Sam "Chip" Noble III driving at Greenville where he dominated for so many years.   ‘‘Chip was such a big part of our racing for so long, we just came to take his greatness for granted. It will be a...
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Can Intimidate continue momentum in Cashman?

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Intimidate followed his most lackluster performance of the year with a stunning victory in the Maple Leaf Trot last weekend and trainer Luc Blais is hopeful the 5-year-old trotter can keep the momentum going in Saturday's first of two eliminations for the John Cashman Jr. Memorial at the Meadowlands.   The Cashman, formerly known as the Nat Ray, attracted 15 horses, including world ...
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Takter given 3-day suspension for Miller drive

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission judges at the Meadowlands have ruled that Jimmy Takter caused interference to Designed To Be while driving Scream And Shout in the Del Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands July 12. Takter was suspended for three days for the violation.   Takter's drive was scrutinized by the judges  in a hearing last week. Following the race on July 12, there was ...
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Meadowlands draw information

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The draw for the last weekend of racing for the 2014 Championship Meet at the Meadowlands will be the standard procedure of entering by 9 a.m. on Monday (July 28) for the Friday (Aug. 1) card and by 9 a.m. on Tuesday for (July 29) Saturday's Hambletonian card.   In the interest of having the strongest possible line-up of races for Saturday, a few of the races may be used...
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Im The Real Lady wins ISS 2YOFP Final

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
While she may have played the bridesmaid in her first start against stakes company, Im The Real Lady found the winner’s circle when it mattered most as she shined in the featured event, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 25. With driver Peter Wrenn at the lines, Im The Real Lady was able to overcome a to...
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Gabe The Bear Dean takes fastest NYSS split

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the $197,500 Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings, drawn and quartered. Odds-on Gabe the Bear Dean (Jordan Stratton, $2.90), leaving from post position No. 4, sat the loosest of pockets in the first ($49,150) division. He then held off Insomniac (Jason Bartlett) by a length in a snappy 1:58.3. They were both watching  Commentary (Jim...
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Computer-generated morning line at Yonkers

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Handicappers that closely follow the racing at Yonkers Raceway may have noticed a subtle change in the program information the last month. The morning line odds are now being prepared by a computerized program. For the last three years, TrackMaster has been developing software to generate automated morning lines. In statistics compiled by TrackMaster, these automated lines have proven to be...
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Takter trying for third Adios with Somewhere In LA

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
When trainer Jimmy Takter sends out Somewhere In LA in Saturday's final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light at The Meadows, he'll be gunning for the winner's share of the $400,000 purse, of course. But there's something more at stake for the Hall of Famer.   It would be the third Adios final victory in the last six years for Takter, who won with ...
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Market Rally breaks 3YOFT mark at Saratoga

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Market Rally broke the track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Wednesday night. Having emerged as the top sophomore trotter among the New York-sired fillies in the past month, Market Rally (Cash Hall) came into Wednesday's $91,500 Sire Stake on a three-race win streak since the addition of Lasix.   The Ron Burke-trained fill...
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Wrenn, Noble honored at Wall of Fame dinner

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Dan Noble will be recognized for their National Dash Driving Championships as part of the Wall of Fame ceremonies at Northfield Park on Sunday, Aug. 10. The banquet will begin at 5 p.m.   Wrenn topped the North American driving ranks in 2013 with 714 victories. Despite being a regular at Northfield Park, where he picked up 55 percent of his 2013 total ...
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I Luv The Nitelife returns Saturday

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife, who was named the best 3-year-old female pacer of 2013 in both the U.S. and Canada, is ready to return to action after being sidelined last November because of a fractured knee. She will compete in a qualifier Saturday morning at the Meadowlands, with the hopes of returning to stakes action in September. "Swim and train, that's been her program,” said trainer Chris Ryd...
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It's Adios time in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
It's Adios weekend at The Meadows and driver David Miller talked to HarnessRacing Weekend Preview about his chances with the morning-line favorite McWicked in Saturday's $400,000 race. Also, trainer Jimmy Takter went one by one with his starters in the Peter Haughton Memorial elimination and the Merrie Annabelle elims Saturday night at the Meadowlands as he sets himself up for one humungous Ha...
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Its Complicated leads ScD Open Trot field

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Its Complicated and Josh Sutton will look to extend their winning streak to three when they take on a field of eight in the $25,000 Open Trot on Friday at Scioto Downs.   Its Complicated, a 4-year old gelded son of SJ's Caviar out of Before The Rain, is trained by Brent Davis of Zanesville, Ohio for Hatfield Stables of Columbus, Ohio. The winning combination of Its Complicated ...
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Full sister to Put On A Show wins at Mohawk

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
The Show Returns, a full sister to world champion Put On A Show, captured the first leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Only one $12,000 division was needed for leg one of the three-week series for two-year-old pacing fillies.   The Show Returns and driver Jack Moiseyev got away fourth and make a second-quarter brush to the lead through a sensibl...
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NY champ Flyhawk El Durado takes NYSS

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
On Thursday night (July 23) Yonkers Raceway hosted the $217,000 New York Sire Stakes $217,000 Michael Sorentino Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A total of 11 entered a pair of six-figure divisions.   The first ($107,500) grouping saw last season's frosh state-bred champion Flyhawk El Durado (Mark MacDonald, $6.30) finish what he started (:28.1, :57.4, 1:26.3, 1:55.3). What...
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Riegle Memorial set for Aug. 22 in Greenville

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio, on Friday night, Aug. 15, for the Great Darke County Fair's annual week long race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday, Aug. 16, afternoon and night, and on Thursday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 22 in the afternoons and nights. Afternoon post times are 1 pm except for Friday, Aug. 22, it will be at noon. Evening post times at 7 pm. On opening weekend, F...
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