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Lind looks to Beat The Drum in NA Cup

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Until recently, Staffan Lind figured if he was ever going to win a million-dollar race, it would be with a trotter. But that could change Saturday.   Lind, a native of Sweden known for his work with stakes-winning trotters such as Celebrity Secret, Celebrity Deville, and Celebrity Bombay, sends Beat The Drum into Saturday's $1 million North America Cup for 3-year-old pacers at Mohaw...
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Marohn Jr. taking shot with Table Talk

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. has been making a name for himself in the state of New York, but Saturday night he'll be looking to establish himself on the sport's biggest stage at Mohawk. Marohn Jr., 32, has been driving race horses for over 12 years, but in the $457,500 Fan Hanover Stakes, on the Pepsi North America Cup undercard, he will have the biggest drive of his career, leaving from post three with ...
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Widger takes 5,000th career win at Hoosier

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
Sam Widger notched the 5,000th win of his career after he piloted Brooklyn’s Z Tam to victory in a condition pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 11. The 1:56.2 victory marked a lifetime best performance for the four-year-old daughter of Electric Yankee-Slick Fit and a career milestone for the 50-year-old reinsman. Trained by Mike Murphy, Brooklyn’s Z Tam w...
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Sneakin Caviar upsets in Stallion Series at Pocono

on 06/11/2014 2:00 AM
A victory by 42-1 long shot Sneakin Caviar highlighted Stallion Series action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were five $20,000 divisions held for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Sneakin Caviar (SJ’s Caviar-Kamtastic Score), driven by Jim Morrill Jr. for trainer John Ryan Melsheimer, rallied from the pocket to win in 1:56:3, upending 1-9 favorite Frost...
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New England's Kenneth Martin dies

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
Horseman Kenneth Martin, 71, of Fair Haven, Vermont, died Thursday evening, June 5, at his residence, following a long illness, surrounded by his family.   He was born on June 24, 1942, in Benson, the son of Raymond and Glenna Martin. At an early age, he went to live with Hazel and Julius Mestyan. Mr. Martin married Gale Gilmore on August 31, 1963. He was employed as a carpenter for...
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Post positions set for $1 million NA Cup

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
Last weekend's elimination winners Tellitlikeitis, Mcwicked and Lyonssomewhere head an extremely competitive field of 10 for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The 31st edition of the world's richest pacing event, showcasing the finest three-year-olds on the continent, will go postward at 10:14 p.m. and will be shown live on TSN. A half-hour preview of the...
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Perfect Alliance still perfect for Armbro Flight

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
The story of 4-year-old mare trotter Perfect Alliance, who enters Saturday's $266,000 Armbro Flight final with 11 wins in 11 starts this season after winning a total of just two of 18 races at ages two and three, would seem farfetched if it didn't sound so familiar.   Perfect Alliance races out of the stable of Julie and Andy Miller, who five years ago took an unheralded 4...
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I Like My Boss still perfect in nine starts

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) remained unbeaten in nine starts Tuesday with a 1:58.2 triumph Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   The Don Boss Vita 3 year old made his final prep before the upcoming Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes on June 18 as the overwhelming favorite at 1-to-9 odds from post seven. The Bob Shahan-trainee mounted his attack first over on pacesetter Ca...
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Tamarind trots to career-best win at Meadows

on 06/10/2014 2:00 AM
Looped from the gate, Tamarind persevered, made the lead at the quarter and collected an in-hand victory in a career-best 1:53.2 in Tuesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Tamarind tried for the front from post 6 but was denied the lead by Count Me In, who burst quickly from post 8. Under Aaron Merriman's urging, the 6-year-old son of An...
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Empire Breeders' Classic night at Vernon

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Crediama and Expressive Action were the big winners in the Finals of the Empire Breeders' Classic at Vernon Downs on Sunday night. The $217,725 Final for 3-year-old Fillies boiled down to a battle between the winners of the two Eliminations on May 30. Crediama (Tim Tetrick) actually sat in mid-pack behind the pacesetting Avalicious (Yannick Gingras) through the early fractions of :27.2 fo...
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NA Cup draw streamed live on Tuesday

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group will live stream the draw for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Tuesday.   The draw, which will be taking place at Mohawk Racetrack, will be live streamed on the official Pepsi North America Cup website beginning at 12:20 p.m.   Dave Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion and current Toronto Maple Leaf, will be the guest drawmast...
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Yonkers set to return Friday night

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
After its regularly-scheduled intermission, Yonkers Raceway is back on Friday night with a dozen races and the usual 7:10 p.m. first post.   The highlight of the program is the $44,000 Open Handicap Trot, carded as the sixth race and featuring the standout statebred Coraggioso. The 5-year-old homebred (Tom Durkin and Joe Spadaro) son of Conway Hall was sent behind the eight-bal...
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Top horseman Warren Cameron dies at 74

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Warren Cameron, a third generation horseman who developed and campaigned the top pacers Brand New Fella and Direct Scooter, died Thursday, May 29, in Astor, Fla., where he resided. He was 74.   Mr. Cameron was the son of Hall of Fame horseman Del Cameron. Del Cameron trained a top Grand Circuit stable and in 1944 moved his family, which included Warren and his brother Gary, to Pineh...
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Captaintreacherous makes 2014 debut Friday

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Captain is ready. Two-time defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous makes his seasonal debut Friday night in the $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for 4-year-old pacers at Meadowlands Racetrack. He starts from post 10 in the field of 10, with regular driver Tim Tetrick at the lines for trainer Tony Alagna.   To his inside, from the rail, are Tarpon Hanover, Dovuto Hanover, App...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Brandt, 93, dies

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Elizabeth Holl "Betty” Brandt, 93, of Logan, Ohio, died June 8, at her residence. She was able to spend her final years at home due to the care of her granddaughter, Tina.   Mrs. Brandt was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Logan, daughter of the late Barton A. and Grace Sparnon Holl. She was the widow of the late Richard Shaw Brandt.   Mrs. Brandt and her husband were partne...
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Dancin Yankee sets 1:50.3 Harrington record

on 06/09/2014 2:00 AM
Baron Racing Stable and Richard Lombardo's Dancin Yankee ($3, Ross Wolfenden) broke the track record for aged pacing stallions Monday with a 1:50.3 win in the $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   The 6-year-old Yankee Cruiser stallion left alertly from post six and found an early seat in third behind pacesetter Rock On Moe and pocket sitter Teresa's Beach. Rock On Moe marched ...
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Spreester’s 1:54.1 fastest of 4 NYSS at Monticello

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
New York-bred filly pacers were on display on Friday afternoon, June 6 at Monticello Raceway with four New York Stakes and four Excelsior Series events all for sophomore pacing fillies. The queen of the card turned out to be Spreester when the daughter of American Ideal toured the double oval in a  half-mile lifetime best of 1:54.1 to win her $29,850 split. "She was just great today,...
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Perfect Alliance smashes another record

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
For the second start in a row, four-year-old trotting mare Perfect Alliance established a new track record on the WEG circuit. In the first elimination of the Armbro Flight Stakes at Mohawk, Perfect Alliance scored a 6 ½-length win in a track record clocking of 1:51.4 for driver Yannick Gingras, trainer Julie Miller and the ownership group of Little E LLC, Jason Settlemoir and Arthur Gei...
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Flyhawk El Durado, Trixton in Goodtimes elims

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Trixton continued his string of dominating performances Friday night in capturing an elimination of the Goodtimes Stakes at Mohawk. Driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, Trixton was parked out for the first three-eighths of the mile before clearing to the front. Once on the lead, Trixton and Takter were untouchable winning by 4 ½ lengths in 1:53.3 with an easy-looking :27.2 last quarter. ...
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Verbal Assault wins PA Stallions at Meadows

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
A loser in all seven of his previous starts, Verbal Assault broke his maiden in style Friday at The Meadows, pulling off a 16-1 upset in a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. The event was contested over five divisions, with Brioni, Avalanche Hanover, Invictus Hanover and Status Quo taking the other splits. Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke...
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