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Hoosier set for Saturday's Champion Driver Series

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
The top 10 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take center stage on Saturday as they compete in a five-race challenge for their share of a $5,000 prize in the inaugural 2014 Champion Driver Series. The first of its kind, the 2014 Champion Driver Series will pit the top 10 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge not once, b...
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Wheelilng N Dealin scratches into Maple Leaf

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
On the eve of the $603,000 Maple Leaf Trot, one door has been shut for a "Trot" hopeful, while a door has opened for a new challenger. Undercover Strike, trained by Tony O'Sullivan, was to start from post position eight in Saturday night's Maple Leaf Trot, but has been scratched.   The scratch to Undercover Strike has given a second opportunity to the Luc Blais trainee Wheeling...
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Creatine set to contend in Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K's dominance may be overshadowing his competition, but Creatine is taking steps early in his 4-year-old season to be a contender with the older trotters.   Creatine and driver Mike Lachance will start from post seven in Saturday night's $603,000 Maple Leaf Trot final. A son of Andover Hall-Berry Nice Muscles, Creatine banked over $800,000 last year as a 3 year old, with h...
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Monticello simulcast signal back on Monday

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
It will be business as usual on Monday, July 21, when Monticello Raceway's simulcast signals will again be available to all outlets.   The Monday race card will feature the outstanding 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in the New York Sires Stakes who will compete in five divisions for over $110,000 in purse money.   The strong undercard will offer over $50,0...
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Take My Picture, Flowing James win RUS splits

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
Take My Picture, with Therese Lindgren in the irons for trainer Nik Drennan, captured the second division of the first leg of the Hambletonian Monte Series at the new Meadowlands Friday night in a hotly contested affair.   Bred by Status Stables and owned by Joseph and Laurie Davino, the winner scored in a sharp 1:58.1 (last quarter :27.4) to defeat Vernon Downs open trotter A ...
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Pop Writer, Sports Chic repeat in ONSS 2FP

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
Pop Writer and Sports Chic, who were winners in the first round of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series competition for 2-year-old pacing fillies on July 11 at Mohawk Racetrack, backed up those efforts by winning again at the same level on Friday night at Grand River Raceway.   Four $70,000 Gold Series tilts went postward in all, with Northern Starlet and Code One Hanover taking th...
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Royalty reigns in NYSS 2CT at Tioga

on 07/18/2014 2:00 AM
Of four New York Sires Stakes events held at Tioga Downs on Friday evening, 2-year-old sons of top trotting sire RC Royalty proved victorious in three of them.   The first division, carded as the $28,250 third race, saw Royal Lad (RC Royalty-Hostesswithmostess) kick cover off the far turn, rallying for a half-length win in 1:59.4 over Drinksforthehouse and Crazy Levi. Mike Simo...
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Wakizashi Hanover sets Track Record in PASS

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Wakizashi Hanover picked up a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes victory in track-record fashion on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four Sire Stakes divisions held for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, with purses ranging from $59,566 to $59,966.   Wakizashi Hanover (Dragon Again-Western Gesture), made a late first-over move with Corey Callahan in the bike...
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Wrenn wins nine at Northfield Wednesday

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Northfield Park's leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., drove nine winners on Wednesday at Northfield Park, dominating the 15-race program.   Wrenn's nine scores included Hit By Lightning ($2.40) in race two, Lock Three ($3) in race four, Artistic Dreamer ($5) in race six, Singin Blues ($6.40) in race eight, Victory Candy Man ($4) in race nine, Royal Cam-Hall ($4.60) in race 10, No...
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Previewing the Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
The $150,000 Battle of Lake Erie has drawn an impressive field of eight horses and goes postward this Saturday evening as Northfield Park's twelfth race. Approximate post time for this event is 11 p.m. The Battle is a contest for North America's top open pacers. Superfecta wagering has been added to Saturday's twelfth race, the Battle feature. Saturday's first race post time is 6 p.m...
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Cammikey gives local owners shot at Adios

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
When Cammikey won a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division at The Meadows on June 7, he showed both the promise and the peril associated with this 3-year-old colt.   When he tried to jump over the starting gate, Brian Zendt had to snatch him up and take him far back. Then, with amazing speed and determination, he charged through the Lightning Lane to win in a career-best 1:49.4. Th...
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Coleman, Christoforou, Sportswriter sweep OSS

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
It was a banner night for trainer Casie Coleman and driver Chris Christoforou as they teamed up to sweep the trio of $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Wednesday at Grand River Raceway.   All three winning colts--Bob Ben And John, Southwind Indy and Rollwiththepunches--are from the first crop of Sportswriter, who Coleman...
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Sebastian K's first yearling selling Sept. 5

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
World record holder Sebastian K will have his first yearling available for purchase on Sept. 5 at the sale of horseman Lutfi Kolgjini in Sweden. Sebastian K's first small crop was foaled in 2013 and his first offspring up for bid will be a filly by the name of Danske Schön (German for "thank's a lot"), who was bred by Knutsson Trotting, also the owner of Sebastian K. ...
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Arch Madness cruises in Philly feature

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
A winners-over $25,000 lifetime trot was the featured event on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   The heavy favorite was the classy Arch Madness, who has won over $4 million in his career. As the gate swung open, it was Money On My Mind leaving quickly for the lead, but was collared by Arch Madness just shy of the quarter. The 10-year-old by Balanced Image f...
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Mister Herbie looks for Maple Leaf deja vu

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Mister Herbie, a two-time O'Brien Award winner, will make his third appearance in the Maple Leaf Trot this Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Owned and trained by Jeff Gillis, the 6-year-old millionaire son of Here Comes Herbie is overlooked on the morning line at odds of 15-1 with Sebastian K, a decisive 2-5 mutuel favorite, capturing most of the attention.   How...
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Perfect Alliance looks to rebound in Ima Lula

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Former world champion Perfect Alliance, who was victorious in her first 11 races this year before suffering back-to-back setbacks, will try to get another win streak started when she faces five foes in Friday's $20,000 first round of the Ima Lula Series for 4-year-old female trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Perfect Alliance finished seventh in the third round of the Miss Ve...
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Recipe for Maple Leaf upset in Weekend Preview

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K may look unbeatable on paper but one driver who has chased the world's fastest trotter a couple of times this year says not so fast! Yannick Gingras gives his thoughts on Saturday night's Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack and why he believes Sebastian K could be in for a surprise in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Gingras also talks about his two drives in Satu...
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Neutralize-sired Analyze wins Maine stakes

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old filly pacing division of the Maine Sire Stakes Program came to Scarborough Downs for the first time this season on Thursday (July 17) following three consecutive starts at Bangor Raceway. While the location was different, the results remained the same with the top three finishers this week, precisely mirroring their placings in the last edition.   Analyze made it look...
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Coors Light now sponsor of Adios Pace

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced Wednesday that Coors Light has signed on as title sponsor for the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios, the track's signature race. The event now will be known as the "Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light.”   Kevin Decker, director of racing for The Meadows, thanked Coors Light for its support and noted ...
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Gural Hanover trots to all-age Monticello mark

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
Gural Hanover's victory (pictured) in his $59,100 division of the New York Sires Stakes for sophomore colts and geldings on Tuesday afternoon was an eye-opening one when Jimmy Morrill Jr. guided the big altered son of Crazed-Givemearing to a new over-all trotting track record of 1:55.2.   It was the fastest trotting mile in the 58-year history of the Mighty M and it erased...
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