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Frost Free Hanover takes Meadows series final

on 04/21/2014 2:00 AM
Lightly-raced Frost Free Hanover stalked from the pocket, then fired through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday's $33,750 championship of the TSM Photo Bugger Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows.   Although he won last week on the engine, Frost Free Hanover rated kindly for Tony Hall before his decisive move that put away the leader, Andover The Gold. The Cantab ...
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Tour Hall rolls in Balmoral victory

on 04/20/2014 2:00 AM
After closing out his freshman campaign with a stakes victory at Balmoral Park back in November, Tour Hall picked up right where he left off on Saturday night as the talented youngster cruised to an easy 1 1/2-length triumph over three other sophomore trotting colts in the $10,000 Speedy Rodney Stake. The final time was 1:59.3.   Given a confident steer by co-owner and tr...
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Panocchio still perfect at Pompano Park

on 04/20/2014 2:00 AM
Panocchio kept his seasonal record perfect by scoring his third straight win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night.   The 4-year-old son of No Pan Intended, owned by trainer Jim Mattison along with Emile Johnson, was driven by Bruce Ranger and stopped the timer in 1:53, scoring by a head over the late charging Freeneasy Hanover (Wally Hennessey). Cartoonist...
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Foiled Again sixth in final Levy preliminary

on 04/20/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again lost Saturday night. Not exactly the stuff that breaks into regularly-scheduled programming, but rare enough. Harness racing's richest-ever performance added nothing to his $6.1 million bankroll, winding up a non-factor sixth in the third and final $50,000 division of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   Starting outside his six rivals as the ...
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USTA's Langley responds to TV criticism

on 04/20/2014 2:00 AM
The following is a statement from U.S. Trotting Association president Phil Langley regarding the decision by the USTA Executive Committee to table a television sponsorship proposal put forth by the Meadowlands.   Over the past day or so, there has been some criticism of the United States Trotting Association and its Executive Committee's vote to table until next year a funding ...
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Weiss series set to wrap up at Pocono

on 04/20/2014 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosts the three remaining $30,000 championship races in the Bobby Weiss Series this Tuesday and Wednesday, with the late-developing 3 and 4 year olds racing for the glory in the male trot and female pace divisions the first day and the lady trotters then closing out the quartet of series finals.   It's hard to make a case against a horse who has won all f...
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Frisky Magic headed to France after Lifetime Dream

on 04/20/2014 2:00 AM
After finishing second in both preliminary legs, Frisky Magic will look for her best stride when she faces the gate in Monday's $43,200 final of the Lifetime Dream Series at Woodbine.   Trained throughout her career by Per Henriksen, Frisky Magic will look for the upset in race nine when she begins from post seven for driver Chris Christoforou.   The speedy trotter will l...
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Matchmaker prelims wrap up with a duet

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceways Good Friday festivities featured the fifth and final round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open Mare pacers. Two $40,000 divisions went postward. Series points leader Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube, $3.20) did nothing to diminish her reputation, winning the opening event with solid, two-move effort. Leaving outside her six rivals, the people’s choice settled in fourth ...
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Callahan wins six/$30k pick 5 carryover at M1

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
It was a Callahan kind of night at The Meadowlands on Friday, as "The Captain” notched six wins on the card.  The six victories moved Callahan into sole possession of third place in the driver standings behind Yannick Gingras and Dave Miller.  In addition to book-ending the night with wins in the first and last race, Callahan will have a decision to make in the "Dash For The C-Note...
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Hackett Filly final set at Miami Valley

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
The stage is set for the James K. Hackett Memorial filly division showdown next Saturday night (April 26). A pair of $7,500 eliminations were contested Friday night (April 18) at Miami Valley Raceway to determine the nine Ohio-sired 3-year-old finalists that will chase the $25,000 championship purse next week. In the first division, Crown Time Keeper sped to a 1:56.1 triumph for driver Ch...
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No Respect wins F&M feature at Hoosier Park

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 8-1, No Respect turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honors in the $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (April 18). Guided by Sam Widger, No Respect left early for position and was game in the stretch to score her fourth win of the season in 1:52.2. Leaving from post three, No Respect was sent from the gate as ...
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Arch Madness star of stars in Big M qualifiers

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday morning at the Meadowlands felt like spring with sunny skies, mild temperatures and many trainers bringing their stakes hopefuls in for some speed work on the big track. Tony Alagna, Jimmy Takter and Linda Toscano were among those present and Linda had her stable star Market Share on the track for a successfulworkout minus the trotting hopples in anticipation of a trip to Sweden for t...
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A Stitch In Time dominates in Weiss final

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
A Stitch In Time, unbothered by an outside post, put together a dominant performance to win the $30,000 final of the Bobby Weiss late closer series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts, stallions, and geldings on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Despite drawing the outside post in a field of nine, A Stitch In Time (Kent's On Nuke-Sheza Gimmie Girl), a 4-year-old geldin...
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Good Sound Advice wins Hoosier Invitational

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
In near gate-to-wire fashion, Good Sound Advice and driver Peter Wrenn captured the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. Slightly dismissed at the windows at 4-1, Good Sound Advice was able to hold off his rivals late in the lane to score in 1:55, just a tick off his career best.   Leaving from post five in ...
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Mego Moss captures lone Don Mills split

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Mego Moss, driven by James MacDonald, enjoyed a beautiful trip en route to a career-best clocking of 1:52.4 in Saturday's lone $18,000 division of the Don Mills Series at Woodbine.   Mego Moss quickly made his way to the front from post three well before the opening quarter in :27.3 with Its Payday Friday (Mario Baillargeon) and even-money favorite Hldontghttoyurdrms (Jonathan Drury...
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Captive Audience, JK Letitgo win Big M finals

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands was pleasant weather-wise with temperatures in the 50s and little to no wind while the action on the racetrack was hot right from the start.   The sixth race was the $63,000 Whata Baron final, remembering one of the great pacers of the early years at the Meadowlands and it turned out to be a slugfest.   Captive Audience and Wake Up Peter...
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3YO trotting fillies compete in WEG series

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
More stakes action took place Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack as sophomore trotting fillies were showcased in a pair of Celias Counsel Trotting Series divisions. Tosca and Just Call Me Lady kicked off the series opener with victories in their respective $15,000 divisions. With heavily-favored Flexible Woman (Steve Byron) making a miscue in the first division, Tosca and driver/trainer...
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Ray Hall looks to bring broom out in Weiss

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Ray Hall aims to complete a sweep in the five-week Bobby Weiss Series for 3- and 4-year-old male trotters when he faces eight rivals in Tuesday's $30,000 final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   A 4-year-old gelding, Ray Hall has won six of 11 races this year, with four of the victories coming in the Weiss. He starts the final from post four with driver Tim Tetrick at the lines for t...
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Momentum is on Vernon Downs' side

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Strong attendance and handle numbers marked the return of racing to Vernon Downs last weekend, doing well to set the stage for the 2014 meet.   On-track attendance was up both nights from opening weekend 2013, while live handle was up nearly five percent per race from last year's figures. Additionally, the simulcast market showed up in earnest, with export handle figures showing a 2...
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Merriman continues roll at Northfield Park

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman drove six winners on Thursday at Northfield Park. Merriman's winners included Common Creed ($14.40) in race two, Hula Lu ($6) in race four, Addys Secret ($10) in race six, Cams Van Go ($3.40) in race eight, Ride A Cowboy ($4.40) in race 10 and Mount Joy ($3.20) in race 12.   Merriman, 35, began driving in 1998 and has since garnered 6,328 career victories and is...
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