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World records galore on Sun Stakes Saturday

on 06/29/2014 2:00 AM
McWicked (pictured) captured the $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old pacers in 1:47.3, Sweet Lou won the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace for older pacers in 1:47 and Father Patrick closed the stakes portion of the card with a 1:50.2 triumph in the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old trotters, which came after Sebastian K won the Sun Invitational for older trotters in 1:49, sett...
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Odds On Equuleus rallies to 1:48.2 Big M win

on 06/29/2014 2:00 AM
It's safe to say that Odds On Equuleus has left his 0-for-15 three-year-old campaign behind him. On Saturday night at the Meadowlands, he flashed the turn of foot that caught everyone's attention as a 2 year old, winning the $30,000 Free-For-All Hanidcap in a lifetime-best 1:48.2.   Leaving from post position three and sent off as the 2-1 second choice, Marcus Miller ...
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Unlocked finds key to big Balmoral victory

on 06/29/2014 2:00 AM
What a difference a week makes!  After struggling with the turns and the footing on the half-mile oval in the Maywood Pace last week, Megan Rogers Racing Stables' Unlocked looked like his old self again on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as he completely dismantled eight other ICF 3-year-old colt pacers while taking the $10,000 Betzotic Stake by 12 ½ lengths in a career best of 1:50 ...
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Table Talk tops in NYSS at Tioga

on 06/29/2014 2:00 AM
After not getting involved in the Fan Hanover until far too late, the Wiz Kids Stable's Table Talk ($4.60) returned to her winning ways in a $39,900 New York Sires Stakes event for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening at Tioga Downs.   The Bart Dalious-trained daughter of Bettor's Delight was the fastest winner in three Sires Stakes divisions on the evening, yielding t...
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Favorites rule in Indiana Sires Stakes action

on 06/29/2014 2:00 AM
Four divisions of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted the 14-race card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. It was a night for favorites, as all four of the divisions were won by the odds-on favorite.   Slingshot Shooter and Mike Peterson set the tone for the evening as they delivered as the heavy favorite in the op...
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Sears takes charge in Yonkers features

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps—for distaff pacers and all-welcome trotters--were won by millionairess Monkey On My Wheel (Brian Sears, $3.40) and Lorenzo Dream (Sears again, $12.80).   Odds-on choice Monkey on My Wheel, whose assigned eight hole became post position seven after Krispy Apple came up ill, was immediately put in play. She worke...
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Freshmen impressive in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to eight divisions of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on Friday and the 2014 crop of freshman colts opened their series in impressive fashion.   Kelly D and Trace Tetrick kicked off the evening as they scored their second consecutive victory this year in 1:53.2 in the opening round of the stakes action. The 1...
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Upsets in NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
Murder He Wrote registered a giant shocker at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night as he rallied in deep stretch to pull off the $92.50 upset in the $60,200 first division of the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Murder He Wrote went the mile in 1:53.4, the fastest time of the season at the Hamburg half-mile oval.   In the second $60,200 division, thing...
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Marcus Miller wins 2,000th career race

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
Marcus Miller got career win No. 2,000 on Friday when he drove Badiou Hanover to victory in the fifth race at Harrah's Philadelphia. Julie Miller trains Badiou Hanover for owners Pinske Stables and Jim Simpson.   Miller, who turned 25 on May 6, got his first win in 2004. The son of trainer Erv Miller and nephew of driver Andy Miller, he has won $14.92 million in ...
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Big efforts capture NJSS freshman splits

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
French Laundry took the rest of the field to the cleaners, coasting to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $39,000 opening round of the New Jersey Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, the first race on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   The Muscles Yankee colt, out of the Hambletonian Oaks winner Creamy Mimi, trotted the mile in 1:56 flat, equaling the stakes reco...
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Babies shine Saturday at Meadowlands

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
The popular Saturday Breakfast With The Babies event at the Meadowlands again enjoyed a perfect morning weather-wise for the races. They got underway at 9:30 a.m. with the Cantab Hall-Musical Victory colt Musical Rhythm reversing his previous form, heading right to the front for a gate-to-wire 1:59.1/:28.2 win for Scott Zeron. P Mac Attack was second and Wicker Hanover third. He's trained in t...
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World record set early on Sun Stakes undercard

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
Sun Stakes Saturday got off to an early fast start at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as 4-year-old trotting gelding Wind Of The North stormed to a 1:51 victory in the second half of the Daily Double, a $21,000 trot.   Driver David Miller, to be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame next weekend, left swiftly with the altered son of Cantab Hall to hit the quarter in :26.2, then...
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Sebastian K trots world record 1:49!

on 06/28/2014 2:00 AM
All age, all gender, all size track--it was an "all everything” 1:49 world record for Sebastian K in the $100,000 Sun Invitational for open class trotters on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The prior all age, all everything record was 1:49.3 by Enough Talk in 2008 and the five-eighths-mile record was 1:50.2 by Market Share at Harrah's Philadelphia in May...
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Frou Frou earns speed-badge honors in NYSS

on 06/27/2014 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies highlighted a 13-race program on Thursday at Vernon Downs with four separate divisions being the focus of the night.   The $27,750 first division (Race 5) went to Frou Frou (Conway Hall-Nowerland Hana) in 1:58.1. Frou Frou (Brett Miller) followed live cover from Northern Obsession (Ray Schnittker) and just blasted on by...
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Sires Stakes action heats up at Hoosier Park

on 06/27/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park played host to a stakes filled card on Thursday with five divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts and six divisions of 2-year-old pacing fillies battling in Indiana Sires Stakes action. It was the second round of stakes action for the 3-year-old trotting colts and the opening round for the freshman fillies. After the dust settled on the evening's 14-race card, the track record...
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Donald "Thunder" Valentine dies

on 06/27/2014 2:00 AM
California-based horseman Donald "Thunder" Valentine has died at the age of 61, and on Friday morning he will be laid to rest at the Lind Brothers Funeral Home in Carmichael, Cal.    Thunder lived life on his own terms. Never more than a few strides away from a track or training center, he enjoyed training in California during the 2000s and most recently worked for longtim...
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Stars, 2YOs shine in Meadowlands qualifiers

on 06/27/2014 2:00 AM
It was another beautiful morning on Friday for babies and qualifiers at the Meadowlands with the 2-year-old trotters opening the card.   Jimmy Takter won the first two, opening with the Muscle Hill-Unbelievable colt Falk On Hill S winning in 2:01 last quarter in :29 with Jimmy driving. The colt was bred in Sweden by Goran Falk who has retained ownership and imported to the...
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Miller time with Uffizi Hanover in Lynch?

on 06/27/2014 2:00 AM
Uffizi Hanover won the biggest race of her career so far at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the 2013 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old female pacers, after losing the previous week. David Miller is hoping for a repeat storyline this weekend.   Last weekend, Uffizi Hanover finished second to Cinamony in her elimination for Saturday's $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pa...
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Sunshine Meadows to host Sunshine Stakes

on 06/27/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing "county fair style” is coming to Palm Beach County in Florida this September as the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Delray Beach will host two days of Sunshine Stakes racing on their one mile racetrack.   The elite equine training facility has reached an agreement with the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) to hold races for 2- and 3...
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Ohio breeder-owner Jerome Osborne Sr. dies

on 06/26/2014 2:00 AM
Jerome T. Osborne Sr., the founder of Osborne Companies Inc. and self-made entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, of Mentor, died peacefully on Saturday, June 21, surrounded by family and his beloved dog Drummond. He was 92.   Mr. Osborne was a prominent owner at Northfield Park and in Ohio. He is a member of the honorary Distinguished Owners that is awarded to one individual...
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