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Uffizi Hanover captures Fan Hanover final

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Ontario-owned Uffizi Hanover provided trainer Jimmy Takter with his second stakes victory on North America Cup Night as she captured the $457,500 Fan Hanover Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk.   Driven by David Miller, Uffizi Hanover swept her elimination and the final as the 8-5 favorite for Al Libfeld of Pickering and Toronto partners Marvin Katz and Sam Gold...
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Classic Martine ends Perfect Alliance's streak

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine put an end to Perfect Alliance's double-digit win streak as she swept by the popular trotting mare in deep stretch to capture the $266,000 Armbro Flight Stakes on Saturday night (June 14) at Mohawk. Reigning Horse of the Year Bee A Magician finished ninth.   Classic Martine and Tim Tetrick were fastest off the gate, but Bee A Magician, last year's Horse of the Year o...
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Trixton dominates in Goodtimes Trot

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Trixton kicked off North America Cup night stakes action with a Canadian record performance in the $272,100 Goodtimes Trot.   Sent postward as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite after his 1:53.3 elimination win last weekend, Trixton delivered a 1:51.3 triumph for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter. He shaved one-fifth of a second off the Canadian record established in 2012 by another Takter tra...
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I Doo Hanover captures Vernon feature

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
I Do Hanover (Shark Gesture-I'm Married) romped to a three-length victory in the $8,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (June 14).   Driven by Chris Lems, I Do Hanover sat third in the early stages of the 9th race before tipping out and charging up to take the lead just before the half mile mark. From there, the issue was effectively settled as I Do Hanover built a large l...
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What The Sheik upsets for big prices

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
The explosion heard at Buffalo Raceway was the toteboard in Saturday night's (June 14) featured $10,500 Open Pace as What The Sheik pulled the $51.50 upset over long shots Salazar (13-1) and Western Alumni (23-1). The 7-8 exacta paid $592.00 and the 7-8-all trifecta $909.50.   A big reason for the huge prices was the fact that the rail-sitting and heavily-favored Best Ears (4-5) broke str...
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JK Endofanera wins Pepsi NA Cup at 12-1

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera, with Brian Sears, roared down the stretch to take the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest harness race, Saturday at Mohawk, in 1:48.4.It was the second Cup win for Sears, who took the 2005 edition with Rocknroll Hanover, but the first for trainer Ron Burke and owner 3 Brothers Stables (Alan, Steven and Ronnie Katz) of New York City.   What a differenc...
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Unefoisdansmavie sets Hoosier track mark

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, the track record for older trotting mares has been re-established at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the $17,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Trot. Prior to last week's 1:54 performance, the track record for older trotting mares was a record that stood at 1:54.3 for 13 years.   Unefoisdansmavie, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, re-established the ...
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Anndrovette looks for 3rd Roses Are Red title

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Anndrovette is among a group of five female pacers to win the Roses Are Red Stakes in back-to-back years. With a third victory in the race on Saturday, she would stand alone.   A 7-year-old mare, Anndrovette is the 5-2 morning line favorite in Saturday's $330,000 Roses Are Red Stakes for older female pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. She starts from post four with regular driver Tim Tetrick at...
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Stakes date changes at the Meadowlands

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has several important stakes schedule changes to announce for the near term. The first leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacers has been moved up one day from Saturday, June 28, to Friday, June 27,and will be raced the same night as the NJSS trots. This move is for the first leg of the stakes only.   As a result of that move, The Meadowlands will offer baby...
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Coraggioso easy winner of Yonkers Open

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 Open Handicap Trot was won by the greatest of ease by odds-on favorite Coraggioso (Brian Sears, $3.10).   In one notch after what figured to be his toughest challenger came up ill, Coraggioso—from post position seven—settled in fourth as invading Rossini (Jordan Stratton) slogged through flat sub-sections of :28 and :58. Coraggioso eased out...
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A Penny Earned takes Vernon trot in 1:54.1

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
On a rainy night at Vernon Downs Friday, A Penny Earned (Conway Hall-Penny Dream) shone bright through the storm in the $10,000 featured seventh race.   A Penny Earned (Chris Lems) sat the pocket trip for a good chunk of the mile as the favorite, Lutetium (John MacDonald), set the early pace of :27 for the quarter and :56 for the half. My Revenuer (Truman Gale) actually made the firs...
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Ritascape upsets in Hoosier invitational

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Ritascape and LeWayne Miller pulled off a stunning upset in the featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (June 13). As the longest shot on the board, Ritascape used a perfect pocket trip to score her sixth win of the season and established a new lifetime best of 1:51.3 in the process.   Leaving from post tw...
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Callahan helps NJ lawmaker beat colleagues

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande [R-11th District] from Colts Neck, defeated three other New Jersey lawmakers in the 2014 Legislators Race, an exhibition event between the first and second races on Friday night (June 13) at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   While Casagrande was the first across the wire, Senator Dick Codey [D-27th District] was the first to make the appeal for...
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Winkys Pride, Rock N Load score in NY

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Winkys Pride made the trip across the border from Canada to the United States a successful one and took the featured $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (June 13).   Competing previously at Flamboro Downs and Woodbine, Winkys Pride ($7.30) and Buffalo Raceway leading driver Kevin Cummings used a strong stretch drive to snatch the victory away from the pace-setting Fiorentina...
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Foiled Again takes on foes in Mohawk Gold Cup

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
All eyes may be on the glamour boys in the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday night, but an all-star field of veteran pacers will look to steal the spotlight in the Mohawk Gold Cup.   The annual $100,000 invitational pace will see 10 ofthe sport's best aged pacers line up, with a ton of attention on a battle between the all-time richest pacer in harness racing history, Foiled Again, and the...
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Captaintreacherous sails to 1:49.2 victory

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
The $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity Pace was the feature of Friday night's card at the Meadowlands and served as the stage for the successful return to the races of two-time defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous.   Saddled with post ten for his seasonal debut, The Captain was sent away from the gate by Tim Tetrick improving to a mid-field tuck in fifth as first Word Power and ...
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Jamieson apologizes in statement in Weekend Preview!

on 06/12/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday night is the big North America Cup card at Mohawk, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news, including Corey Callahan's take on his chances with Lyonssomewhere in the NA Cup. One prominent driver who won't be in action on Saturday is the suspended Jody Jamieson, and he apologized for his actions that led to his suspension in a statement he sent us Thursday aft...
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Sandbetweenurtoes fastest in PASS splits

on 06/12/2014 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action for 3-year-old filly pacers were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, each going for a purse of approximately $75,000.   In the first division, it was Luxuriant Hanover pulling off the mild upset. The daughter of Well Said drafted second-over, and was able to out sprint the heavy favorite (Weeper) home, pacing the l...
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Bier hurt, trotter killed in Pocono qualifier spill

on 06/12/2014 2:00 AM
Horseman Daryl Bier broke his pelvis in a four-horse accident during Thursday morning qualifiers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The spill also killed Bier's horse, the 4-year-old trotter Punxsutawney, a winner of more than $300,000.   In a posting on his Facebook page, Bier wrote: "I am doing well. Broke my pelvis in a couple places. Should heal on its own. I am sorry Punxsutawney. Thank...
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Precocious Beauty tied up in Fan Hanover elim

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
While 10 three-year-old filly pacers will line up behind the gate in Saturday night's $457,500 Fan Hanover final at Mohawk Racetrack, reigning divisional champion Precocious Beauty won't be one of them. Sent off the 4-5 favorite in her elimination last weekend, Precocious Beauty faded from first to last in the stretch and failed to advance. "She tied up bad,” trainer Gregg McNair explaine...
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