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Lightning lane win for Do Me Honor

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Do Me Honor stalked the leader from the pocket, then poured through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Certified Ideal, the 1-2 favorite, clocked a reasonable :56.3 half on the front. But when Aaron Merriman knifed inside with Do Me Honor, she was the fresher mare, defeating Certified Ideal...
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Jonigold, I'm Won Rum Wise sweep DSBF prelims

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Delaware-sired 3-year-old fillies took center stage on the Monday Harrington Raceway program with three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes.   Owner The Wiz Kids Stable had a double in the stakes as Jonigold ($2.10, Corey Callahan) and I'm Won Rum Wiser ($2.60, George Dennis) each prevailed in their respective divisions, both completing a sweep...
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Ont. horsemen issue Gural/Sears statement

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
In all jurisdictions, harness racing is governed, policed and controlled by a political body – normally a Racing Commission or Gaming Commission. These regulatory organizations are charged with licensing individuals – and tracks – to participate in racing. They are also responsible for policing the game. They hand out penalties when rules are broken and suspend or expel individuals if th...
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Pocono sets all-time speed record

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
 The great card of racing this past Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, primarily populated by elimination races for this Saturday’s $2.2M Sun Stakes Saturday, flirted with the divisional world record table on more than one occasion without any new names being set down, but the card as a whole did produce one record – according to the USTA’s Trotting and Pacing Guide, it was th...
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Series finals, Cameltonian III at Big M

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
The first official night of summer brought a huge crowd out for Cameltonian III and the feeling at the Meadowlands was electric. The Saturday night card produced a handle of $2,573,155 which was an increase of $496,320 from the same night last year, which also featured the camel and ostrich races. That represents a 24-percent increase over last year. On-track handle was also up slightly. &n...
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Digital Z Tam upsets inYonkers Open Pace

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
Longshot Digital Z Tam (Brent Holland) vaulted from second-over Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Sitting chilly from post position No. 5, "Digital" saw Sapphire City (Pat Lachance) uncork early intervals of :27.4 and :56.3. Meanwhile, 3-5 choice Heston Blue Chip (Dan Dube), who did not leave, was forced to try it first-up. He moved from third, ...
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Casino Bags Carlo scores in DSBF event

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for pacing colts were contested on the Sunday(June 22) Harrington Raceway program.   Defending Dover Downs champ, Cavalli Pazzi Stable's Casino Bags Carlo ($2.10, Vince Copeland) returned to winning form with an easy victory over Lewiebyalength and Motorino. Leaving from his rail post position for trainer/driver...
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You Rock My World picks up 9th win of year

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
You Rock My World (Muscle Mass-Disco Inferno) has apparently found the right form in 2014. After winning just one of 19 starts in 2013, You Rock My World (Jim Morrill Jr.) not only picked up win number nine in 18 starts this year, he set a track record at Tioga Downs in winning the $43,200 Final of the Morrisville College Trotting Series for 3-5 Year Old Colts on Sunday, June 22. The final tim...
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Double D Deluxe upsets in Maine Sires Stakes

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
Sunday (June 22) marked the 2014 debut of Maine Sire Stakes racing at Scarborough Downs and upsets were the order of the day.   Double D Deluxe got things off to a rollicking start, winning at 10-1 and keying a $582.20 exacta, as the Donald Dickison trainee rallied to secure his maiden win over the heavily favored AC's Meadow Star, who failed to hit the board. Gettin Outta Line (Eddie ...
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Gural Hanover's 1:55.4 fastest in NYSS

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) secured his first New York Sire Stakes win of the season on Friday night (June 20) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. It was the beginning of the stakes season at the Spa and Cash Me Out was the star of the show.   Cash Me Out, locally based with trainer Cheryl McGivern and driver Mickey McGivern, went off as the public's 1-9 favorite in the wageri...
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Uncle Ugly dominates in $92,000 Maywood Pace

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Continuing to show that he is going to be a force to be reckoned with among this season's Illinois Conceived and Foaled 3-year-old colt pacing set, Paymaq Racing's Uncle Ugly turned Friday's $92,000 Maywood Pace into nothing more than a stroll in the park as he cruised to a beautiful five-length victory in 1:53.3 for driver John De Long.   Gunned away from post position five by De Lo...
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Full sister to Captaintreacherous among 2YO winners

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday morning's Breakfast with the Babies at The Meadowlands was offered up on a perfect morning with mild temperatures and little wind. Quick impressions were that Takter has another powerful group of freshman trotters, his fellow Swede Ake Svanstedt is a quick study with pacers, and Tony Alagna chose well last fall.   Takter opened with a trotting filly triple, winning t...
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Balmoral cancels Saturday card after storms

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
After heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Crete, Ill., area shortly before post time, Saturday's 13-race card at Balmoral Park was forced to be cancelled after the nasty storms caused unsafe racing conditions.   "Despite the fact that the storms eased up around 8 pm, the resulting "washouts” from the torrential rains and continued lightning strikes made the surface unsafe for rac...
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Father Patrick, Nuncio take Beal elims

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Father Patrick, dubbed early in the campaign by trainer Jimmy Takter as "possibly one of the greatest trotters of all time,” did nothing to diminish those expectations Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, winning his $25,000 elimination for next week's $500,000 Earl Beal Trot for three-year-old colts in 1:52.4.   The son of Cantab Hall, owned by the Father Patrick Stable...
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Lynch elims to Weeper, Fancy Desire, Cinamony

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Weeper and Fancy Desire came within one-fifth of a second of the divisional world record of I Luv The Nitelife in winning their respective $20,000 eliminations for the $300,000 James Lynch Pace for sophomore fillies Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 1:49, while Cinamony went the mile of her life to upset last year's Breeders Crown champion Uffizi Hanover in 1:50.3 in the th...
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Domethatagain upsets The Captain, Foiled Again

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
The first of two $25,000 eliminations for the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace was billed as "Captaintreacherous vs. Foiled Again” as the richest horse of 2013 squared off against the richest horse of all time for the first time in 2014. But nobody told Domethatagain and driver Simon Allard and trainer Rene Allard.   Driven perfectly by Simon Allard, Domethatagain, a son of Bettor'...
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Tharps drives Ardyne Ace to ScD Open win

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Ardyne Ace and Randy Tharps took the $19,000 Open II Pace on Saturday night at Scioto Downs in a seasons best of 1.50.2.   Ardyne Ace is an 8-year old gelded son of Aces N' Sevens out of the Big Towner mare, Hertown Hanover.  He's trained by Ohio native, Jim Pollock for David Ehrenberg II and Daniel Fawcett of Ohio.   Ardyne Ace started from post six in the...
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Hempt elims to All Bets Off, At Press Time, McWicked

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and driver Matt Kakaley combined to win the first two $25,000 eliminations for the $500,000 Max Hempt Pace for sophomore colts with All Bets Off and At Press Time on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   All Bets Off secured the pocket while Doo Wop Hanover set wild fractions of :25.2, :53.1, and 1:20.3, then used the passing lane to notch the three-quar...
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Natural Herbie's 1:52.4 sets Hoosier mark

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Natural Herbie, with Verlin Yoder at the lines, shattered a nine-year-old track record for older trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:52.4 in the $22,000 Invitational Trot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (June 21). The previous record of 1:53 was established by Hesza Laser and David Miller in 2005 and equaled last week in the very same event by Penn and Bra...
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Buffalo feature won by Western Alumni

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
After being hampered by outside post positions the past four weeks in the $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway, Western Alumni finally got the rail. While it may have been foreign territory, he took advantage of it and posted a nose win over a fast-charging Best Ears and What The Sheik in 1:55.1 Saturday night (June 21).   In the co-featured $24,750 Spring Break Claiming Pacing Series, Th...
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