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Muscle Network now with Svandstedt Stable

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
Swedish trainer Ake Svandstedt, who is based in New Jersey this summer, has reported via his website that he is now training the 3-year-old trotter Muscle Network. Last fall Muscle Network, a colt by Muscle Hill, set a 1:53.2 world record at The Red Mile.   "Of course it is very fun and inspiring to have such a top horse in our stable. I've seen him compete and he has...
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Broadway Socks taking shot in Currier & Ives

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
When trainer David Wade saw Broadway Socks, well, she knocked his socks off. "I fell in love the moment I saw her,” said Wade, who sends the 3-year-old filly trotter into Wednesday's second of three divisions of the Currier & Ives Stakes at The Meadows. "What a conformation, and I liked her video. I told my wife (Ann) that I was going to buy this filly or go home empty. I was only going ...
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All Bets Off rallies for victory in Rooney

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
All Bets Off, a son of Bettor's Delight, won the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, scoring in 1:52.2 over Some Playa, with Maxi Bon third an Unlocked fourth.   Odds-on favorite All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley, $2.60) was both anxious and effective in winning. In play from post position No. 3 as the 3-10 favorite, All Bets Off made the first lead in the 2...
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Bob McIntosh gets 4,000th training victory

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
Canadian Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh celebrated his 4,000th training win on an Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack as his millionaire homebred pacer Thinking Out Loud slipped up the pylons to take the $30,000 Free-For-All Handicap Pace in the final strides.   Driven by another Hall of Famer, John Campbell, even-money favorite Thinking Out Loud left from the outside post ...
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Sweet Lou scores in 1:48.3 in Roll With Joe Pace

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
Utilizing a powerful push clear in the far turn, Sweet Lou ($2.60) could not be caught in the $160,000 Roll With Joe Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 1) afternoon, turning in an impressive 1:48.3 victory.   The five-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser floated forward to track Bolt the Duer (Mark MacDonald) in the early stages, brushing to the fore after a :26.2 first quarter and ...
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20 horses die in British Columbia barn fire

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
The Langley Times newspaper of Langley, British Columbia, reported at 4 pm on Sunday that 20 Standardbred horses died in a barn fire in Langley Township. The barn was located next to a mushroom farm.   Standardbred Canada reported that the majority of the horses in the barn were trained by Bill Davis and owned by Rick Mowles of the JJJ Stables. An investigation into t...
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Father Patrick wins 11th straight in PASS romp

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Juvenile champion Father Patrick polished his credentials as the leading Hambletonian hopeful Friday at The Meadows when he romped to an amazing 19-3/4-length victory — his 11th consecutive win — in a $211,700 Pennsylvania Sires Stake known as the Super Bowl. Nuncio, Father Patrick’s stablemate, also captured a PASS division, giving trainer Jimmy Takter a powerful duo on the ro...
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Macomber is Hoosier Park's all-time leader

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Ricky Macomber Jr. made Hoosier Park history on Friday, May 30 as he became the all-time leading driver, by wins, with 1,240 career victories at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was a driving triple on the evening for the 43-year-old reinsman and a night to remember as he surpassed Don Irvine Jr. on Hoosier Park’s all-time leading driver list in their 21-year history of harness racing. ...
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State Treasurer defends Molson Pace title

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
In one of the most exciting editions of The Raceway at Western Fair District's signature race, the $150,000 Molson Pace, last year's winner State Treasurer defended his title despite a terrible start and an inquiry on a beautiful evening in front of a great crowd Friday night at the London half-mile track. Fan favorite Foiled Again, harness racing's richest performer with more than $6.2 millio...
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Silver Devil upsets in Cardinal

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of mid-race speed duel, driver John De Long slid 24-1 longshot Silver Devil to the outside of horses on the backstretch the final time then rallied sharply in the lane to post a half-length upset in Friday's $34,380 Cardinal Stake for older state-bred pacers at Maywood Park. The final time was 1:53.3.   Using post position two to perfection De Long positioned the handsome...
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Svanstedt drives Quick Deal to 1:51.4 Big M win

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
The Friday night feature at The Meadowlands was a $20,000 B2/B1 handicap trot won by Quick Deal in 1:51.4.   Now 6 years old, Quick Deal still struggles with clean starts but when he gets away on the trot he is deadly. Driven for the first time by Ake Svanstedt for Meadowlands leading trainer Ron Burke, the win was the back end of Svanstedt's catch-driving double for Burke.   Qui...
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Precocious Beauty wins season debut in NYSS

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
The 2013 Dan Patch Award winner in the 2-year-old pacing filly division, Precocious Beauty, made her 2014 debut a winning one on Friday (May 30) in a $41,300 division of the New York Sires Stakes at Vernon Downs. Precocious Beauty raced in the first of three divisions and scored in 1:52.4 with Doug McNair in the bike for trainer Gregg McNair and breeder/owner Jim Avritt Sr.   The favored Pr...
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First baby races at Meadowlands held

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
The first Meadowlands baby races of the 2014 season were conducted on Saturday morning under sunny skies with temperatures in the 60s and a considerable breeze in their faces finishing. Trotting fillies opened the card and Bluestone Farms' Muscle Hill filly from Malabar Memories led from start to finish to win in 2:01 flat with a :28.3 close. Joe Holloway trains and Dave Miller drove the hands...
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2YO trotter Mercer County wins with :29.4 quarter

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadows hosted its first qualifying races for two-year-olds on Friday (May 30), with five events, part of a 16-race qualifying card. Fiesta Lauxmont, trained by Ted Williams and driven by Aaron Johnston, became the first freshman to take a mark at the track this season, winning in 2:03.4. Fiesta Lauxmont is an Art's Card Trick filly out of the Rustler Hanover mare Party N Canada.  ...
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Doo Wop Hanover, Trixton lead in NJSS

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Trotters Trixton and Heaven's Door, and pacers Doo Wop Hanover and Act Now, captured the quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for three-year-olds, the featured events on Jerseyfest night, (Saturday, May 31), which brought a big crowd out to the Meadowlands. This year's Jerseyfest included a competition between 17 food trucks competing for prizes and recognition, ...
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Long Island Tea, Antigua Hanover win in NY

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Long Island Tea picked up a victory in the $8,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. While the favorite may have made it to the winner's circle, she did not have an easy time of it at all.   Naughty Not Nice led through the bulk of the mile for driver-trainer Rick Plano and set fairly comfortable fractions of :27.1 for the quarter, :56.2 for the half, and 1:24.2 for th...
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Lady Shadow, Muscle Babe take Ont. stakes

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Heavily favored Lady Shadow, driven by Doug McNair, captured this year's 159,287 SBOA (Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association) final for three-year-old pacing fillies as the speedy lass got under the wire in 1:51.4 on Saturday night at Mohawk.   McNair and Lady Shadow were quickest to the front in the early stages, but allowed Lady Jake (Jody Jamieson) to take command before t...
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Peter Wrenn wins 7 of 14 at Hoosier

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
On an action-packed stakes night, Peter Wrenn was the driving star of the night, winning a total of seven of the 14 races contested, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 31. Driving in each and every race, the veteran reinsman found the winner's circle in three of the first four races and two of the four divisions of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing co...
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3YO pacer Uncle Ugly jogs in stakes at Balmoral

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Living up to his status as the even-money favorite, Paymaq Racing's Uncle Ugly made it look easy in Saturday's $48,100 Cardinal Stake Final for ICF three-year-old pacing colts as he cruised to a 2 ¾ length victory in 1:51.2 for driver John De Long.   Zipped away from post position seven by De Long, the gelded son of Yankee Skyscaper—Yankee Blue was under wraps as he led the field...
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He's Watching, JK Endofanera, "Miki" win SBSW

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Early season Pepsi North America Cup favorite Hes Watching (pictured) rebounded with a sub-1:50 victory in the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes while JK Endofanera and Always B Miki captured the other two divisions during a stakes-packed card of harness racing Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Mohawk hosted three $75,000 divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes, which serve as final ...
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