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Sweet Lou best in 1:48 in TVG FFA

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou overpowered a stellar field of fast class pacers to win the $50,000 second leg of the TVG Free For All Championship Series in 1:48 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Ron Pierce was in the driver's seat again and used Sweet Lou's speed to get into the race early from post 10, tucking third as first Golden Receiver then Bolt The Duer took turns on the lead through the ...
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JK Endofanera fastest in Pocono Cup splits

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera and Seventh Secret impressively captured divisions of the Pocono Cup in the Historic Series on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The Grand Circuit races were for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace.   In the $36,162 first division, JK Endofanera (Art Major-Presidential Lady), moved to two-for-two on the season with a victory on the front end by 1 3/4...
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Fusion Man captures Hoosier Invitational

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Overcoming a tough, first-over trip, Fusion Man pulled the slight upset in the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. Guided by regular driver Tyler Smith, Fusion Man proved game in the stretch as he was able to get up in the final strides in 1:53.   Leaving from post four, Fusion Man left just enough to secur...
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War Hero takes honors at Vernon Downs

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Memorial Day weekend is a time when most Americans reflect on the sacrifices made by those who protect the rights and freedoms so very important to the United States. So, it might have been the proper result when War Hero rallied to win the Saturday night $9,500 featured race at Vernon Downs. War Hero is owned by Howard "Doc" Gill, a respected horsemen and a veteran, who had gained a larg...
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First loss for He's Watching, no Rooney final

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
The storyline entering Saturday night's eliminations for Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace for 3-year-old colts/gelding was the undefeated He's Watching.   The storyline leaving those races was He's Watching (Jim Morrill Jr.) having to wait for another night.   Take nothing away from down-the-road, $40,000 elim winners Stevensville (Tim Tetrick, $21.60) and All Bets Off ...
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Maven 6th in Elitlopp; Corky wins on undercard

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Maven, after finishing third in her elimination in Sunday's double-heat Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden,  could not overcome a rough trip in the final and settled for sixth. The final was won by Timoko, who finished third in last year's Elitlopp, and driver Bjorn Goop in the mile-rate time of 1:51.4 for the 1,609-meter race.   In the final, elim winners Pann...
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Shebestingin scratched from Betsy Ross

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway posted on Twitter Sunday morning that world champion Shebestingin will be scratched from Sunday afternoonn's $250,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for older pacing mares at Harrah's Philadelphia due to a slight fever.   Shebestingin was the morning-line favorite in the race despite drawing the outside post eight. Holloway had made comments earlier about his displeasu...
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Market Share wins Maxie Lee in WR 1:50.2

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Linda Toscano thought nothing was wrong with Market Share despite the trotter making an uncharacteristic break in his start prior to Sunday's Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational. After watching Market Share trot the fastest mile ever on a five-eighths-mile track to win the Maxie Lee at Harrah's Philadelphia, Toscano breathed a sigh of relief and felt she was correct.  ...
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Shake It Cerry dominates; "Rainbow" sets world record

on 05/25/2014 2:00 AM
Shake It Cerry returned to the scene of her Breeders Crown win a year ago with a dominating victory in the Historic Series Coaching Club Oaks on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, part of the Grand Circuit series, was one of two divisions held on the night for 3-year-old trotting fillies, each of which carried a purse of $33,212.   Driven by Ron Pierce for traine...
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Elitlopp to be simulcast on HPI

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Racing fans will want to be up bright and early Sunday morning to watch the prestigious Elitlopp from Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden, which will be available via simulcast on HPI.   The Elitlopp final is scheduled to go postward at approximately 11:30 a.m. (EDT). HPI will also carry the eliminations, which will be contested earlier in the morning.   Common ...
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NYSS 3CT action kicks off at Tioga Friday

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 stakes season at Tioga Downs kicks off Friday night as a pair of $62,400 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) races showcase top 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in the state.   The first division is carded as Race 3 on the nine-race card, with Martin Scharf's Flyhawk El Durado installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite. Mark MacDonald drives the son of Conway Hall,...
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Miller, Gingras make 1st Solvalla starts

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Drivers Yannick Gingras and David Miller got their feet wet Friday afternoon at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, in preparation for Sunday's famed Elitlopp. Both drivers had never raced at Solvalla but were able to pick up mounts on Friday and Saturday.   Miller had two drives and both finished off the board. Gingras had two scheduled drives but one was scratched. Gingras po...
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Foiled Again edges The Captain in qualifier

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous versus Foiled Again led the Friday qualifying parade at the Meadowlands.   They left the gate with Matt Kakaley insisting on the lead with Foiled from post one and "The Captain” taking a tuck around the first turn. That order continued through fractions of :28, :56.4 and 1:25.1 when Foiled drifted into the two or three path as they turned home.   ...
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Precocious Beauty romps in Mohawk qualifier

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
A slate of eight qualifying races went forward Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack, and O'Brien Award winner Precocious Beauty was front and center early on.   The multiple stakes-winning daughter of Art Major continued to prep for her 3-year-old campaign in Race 3 for trainer Gregg McNair and his son, driver Doug McNair.   Precocious Beauty lined up in post 7 and was...
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World champ Cooler Schooner returns Sunday

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Cooler Schooner, who last year trotted the fastest mile ever by a 2 year old on any size track, returns to the races Sunday in the second division of the Historic-Coaching Club Oaks for 3-year-old female trotters at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Although she faces only four rivals, it will not be an easy test. The race also includes Jimmy Takter's Shake It Cerry, who was...
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Foiled Again heads strong Molson Pace field

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
The field for this year's $150,000 Molson Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District is shaping up as one of the strongest ever.   Two-time winner Foiled Again will lead the way as the 10 year old gets ready for his sixth appearance in London. He is the richest pacer in history with more than $6.2 million earned and is coming off a dazzling qualifying win over Captaintreacherous. ...
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Little Santamonica, Coraggioso score at Yonkers

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Yonker Raceway's pair of Friday night $38,000 Open Handicaps—for distaff pacers and either-gender trotters--were won by Little Santamonica (Jason Bartlett) and Coraggioso (Brian Sears).   "Santamonica,” the upstate scourge making her first local try since late March, floated out from post position 6 (in one notch after an inside defection) before taking back. She saw the t...
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NYSS kicks off at Tioga Downs

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
FlyHawk El Durado picked up right where he left off in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) in taking the first leg at Tioga Downs on Friday night.   Mark MacDonald sent the 2013 NYSS 2-year-old champion straight to the front for soft fractions of :29 and :58.1. The 3-year-old son of Conway Hall-El Paso Gal then picked up the pace by trotting a back half in :57 with a las...
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Don't Spank Me hurts Hoosier rivals at 18-1

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Don't Spank Me made her first appearance in the top class a winning one as she pulled the 18-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Guided by Andy Shetler, Don't Spank Me came charging late in the lane to score in 1:51.4, establishing a new lifetime mark by nearly two seconds.   Unin...
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California Chrome jock Espinoza at the Big M

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 31, Victor Espinoza, jockey of California Chrome will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands.   California Chrome will attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since 1978 on Saturday, June 7, in the Belmont Stakes.   Espinoza will be at the Meadowlands beginnin...
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