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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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Not Afraid wins Meadowlands feature

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The feature race on the Friday program at The Meadowlands was the 11th race, B1/A2 Handicap Trot.  Scratched down to a select field of the six, the field was led by a pair of classy trotters in Not Afraid and Opening Night. It was Bambino Glide however who made it clear from the start that he was intent on the lead, seating Not Afraid in the pocket through a 26.3 opening quarter.&nbs...
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Upsets abound in Violet splits at Maywood

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
With a total of 14 filly and mare pacers dropped into the box Friday’s Violet Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled distaffers, three-year-olds and up, was split into a pair of $21,390 divisions. Both splits provided eye-catching payouts as Fox Valley Touche, a 25-1 outsider came flying through the lane to score by a neck in 1:53.2 for driver Dale Hiteman to open the action. Just four race...
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The Captain qualifies in 1:50.1 at Meadowlands

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Breakfast with the babies at The Meadowlands took place on a perfect Saturday morning under cloudless skies with temperatures in the low 70’s and little to no wind. A nice gathering that grew with Belmont Stakes early customers anticipating the Triple Crown attempt by California Chrome enjoyed the races. Along with the youngsters poised to embark on their racing careers, two time defend...
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Cammikey overcomes early bobble, wins PASS

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Overcoming a misstep at the gate that cost him key early position, Cammikey made up 5-1/2 lengths with a Lightning Lane charge that carried him to victory in Saturday’s $199,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows in a career-best 1:49.4. Seventh Secret rallied wide to take the other division of the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers known as the Bye Bye Byrd. Cammikey, or...
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Uffizi Hanover, Table Talk win Fan Hanover elims

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Uffizi Hanover and Table Talk each made their Canadian debut a winning one, upsetting in their respective C$35,000 Fan Hanover eliminations at Mohawk on Saturday night (June 7). The Jimmy Takter-trained Uffizi Hanover captured the first dash for 3-year-old pacing fillies by a head at 6-1. While Uffizi Hanover and driver David Miller got away sixth, Nat A Virgin set the...
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Lyonssomewhere takes first Cup elim

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Lyonssomewhere and driver Corey Callahan shot through an opening in deep stretch to take the first of three eliminations Saturday at Mohawk in preparation for next Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup, the richest harness race on the continent. Trained by Jimmy Takter, the son of champion Somebeachsomewhere thus kept his racing record perfect, now five-for-five, as he scored by one a...
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Mcwicked sizzles to a fast Cup elim win

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Mcwicked and driver Dave Miller rallied from third in mid-stretch to haul down Sometimes Said and take the second $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup elimination by two lengths Saturday at Mohawk. After briefly taking the field to the half in :54.3, Mcwicked relinquished the lead to Lets Drink On It, then was also passed by Sometimes Said in early stretch, before rallying down the middle of the...
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2014 Hanover Stakes underway at Balmoral

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Hanover Stakes season kicked off on Saturday, June 7th at Balmoral Park as a pair of events for diagonally gaited sophomores shared top billing on the 13-race program. A full field of 10 three-year-old trotting colts started the action in race four as they battled for a purse of $25,900. Fresh off back to back stakes scores over state-bred competition here at ...
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Favorites prevail on INSS Champions night

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the 21st season of live harness racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, June 7. Four Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on the 14-race card. It was a night ruled by favorites as the publics’ choice...
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Modern Family wins inaugural Hill Mem. at Scioto

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The inaugural $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial at Scioto Downs was stacked with top older trotters, but the end result was a runaway victory by second choice Modern Family in an all age-equaling track record clocking. Modern Family was fast off the gate and took charge from Creatine at the opening quarter in 27 seconds. The order remained intact by a very soft half time in 56 4/5. At that p...
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Tellitlikeitis does so in third Cup elim

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The third and final Pepsi North America Cup elimination Saturday at Mohawk looked to be the toughest on paper, with Hes Watching, Luck Be Withyou, Tellitlikeitis and Doo Wop Hanover all highly-regarded contenders. But at the finish, it was the Jimmy Takter-trained, Brett Miller-driven Tellitlikeitis who rolled by the odds-on choice, Hes Watching, to win by a comfortable two and one-quarter le...
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"Revenge" means a lot to Van Camp family

on 06/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Van Camp family of Port Perry, Ontario, is well known both in Hollywood and in harness racing and the two shall meet on Monday night (June 9) at Mohawk Racetrack when the 3-year-old trotting colts contest their first Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event of the season. Robert Van Camp is the co-owner and breeder of Windsun Revenge. He shares ownership of the horse's dam, Oaklea Polly, with...
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New owner hopes for stakes success at Mohawk

on 06/06/2014 2:00 AM
Megan Rogers has good reason for exuding nervous energy, after all she’s getting married in two weeks, but the feeling of anticipation goes beyond tying the knot. Rogers, a relative newcomer to owning harness racing horses, has a chance to win two of the sport’s premier stakes – the North America Cup for 3-year-old male pacers and Fan Hanover for 3-year-old female pacers – on June...
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Equine vets seminar scheduled for Hambo week

on 06/06/2014 2:00 AM
First Choice Marketing announced today plans to host the 15th annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 89th annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Over the past 14 years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary CE meeting in the coun...
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Suzanne D'Ambrose honored with Dancer award

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
Suzanne D'Ambrose, of Neptune, N.J, is the winner of the 2014 Stanley Dancer Award from the N.J. Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. The award honors an individual whose efforts on behalf of racing and cooperation with the media are in keeping with the example set by the late Hall of Fame driver and trainer Stanley Dancer, a native of New Egypt, N.J. D'Ambrose, a retired high s...
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Ron Dancer introduces bill for slots at tracks

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation that will help bolster the state's horse racing and casino industries while creating a new and sustainable source of funding for open space preservation without raising taxes or diverting existing revenues. Dancer's bill, A-3194, authorizes slot machine gambling to be conducted at horse racetracks in a mutually beneficial agreemen...
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Fundraising underway after barn fire in BC

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
Bill Davis was one of the first responders when Casie Coleman sustained serious burns in a barn fire in 2000. Now, with Davis' stable having been decimated after a barn fire in Langley, British Columbia, killed 17 horses, Coleman and others are doing what they can to help get the Davis Stable back on its feet. Coleman has announced that the ownership groups behind top stallio...
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NY Lottery, VLTs post increases for fiscal year

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission announced on June 5 that Traditional Lottery sales and video lottery net win for fiscal year 2013-2014 totaled $9.23 billion, producing a profit of $3.17 billion for education, a 4.2 percent increase over fiscal year 2012-2013. This marks the 14th consecutive year of growth in revenue for the most profitable Lottery in North America. "We are proud o...
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