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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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Kayla Grace wins Northfield's Wallflower final

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Kayla Grace was most impressive, winning the $15,000 final of the Wallflower Series on Thursday at Northfield Park. The sophomore filly is owned by the Michigan-based partnership of ECS Racing and Kevin St Charles. Her trainer, Steve Novak, called upon Skip DeMull for the winning drive.   Kayla Grace (He's All That-A Maze Of Grace-Cole Muffler) drew post three in a field of ni...
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Frost Free Hanover stays hot in PA Stallion Series

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Frost Free Hanover rolled to a front-end victory in Thursday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at The Meadows, his fifth consecutive win and his second in the stallions series. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over three divisions, with Explosive Cash and Kapow Hanover taking the other splits.   Frost Free Hanover compiled his streak by ta...
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Smith set to drive Let's Drink On It in SBSW

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Tyler Smith imagined a day when he would get the chance to be the regular driver of a Grand Circuit horse. In his mind, he thought the opportunity might come a decade from now. In reality, it is now.   The 21-year-old Smith, who last season was the leading driver at Hoosier Park and became the youngest driver to reach 1,000 career wins, will be the regular driver of 3-year-old male ...
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Sweet Lou streaking into Roll With Joe

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Larry Karr hopes the "sweet” is back in Sweet Lou. Karr, who is among the owners of the 5-year-old male pacer, has watched Sweet Lou win back-to-back starts for the first time since June 2012, a span of 44 races.   Sweet Lou heads to Sunday's $160,000 Roll With Joe for older male pacers off consecutive victories in the TVG Free For All Series at the Meadowlands, with his most recen...
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Common bet platform improves Ont. experience

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Friday announced another advancement in enhancing the fan and horseplayer experience at racetracks across Ontario.   AmTote, the betting tote machines already prevalent at Woodbine and Mohawk, will be deployed at all racetracks in the Standardbred Alliance across the province.   The AmTote devices, which offer cutting edge bet ta...
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Lutetium ties trot mark at Buffalo

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
Lutetium is on a run at Buffalo Raceway. Already dominating the Open Trot competition at Buffalo Raceway, he stepped it up even more Friday night (May 30) when he tied the all-aged track record for trotters on the half-mile oval with a 1-3/4 length victory over BZ Glide in a sizzling 1:56.3 over the fast track in the featured $10,500 event. The time tied the record set by Scorpion Moon (2007)...
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Track record for O Narutac Perfetto in OSS

on 05/30/2014 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colts kicked off their 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes season in four $52,500 Gold divisions Friday night at The Raceway at Western Fair District, part of the undercard of the London, Ontario, track’s richest night of the season featuring their signature race, The Molson Pace. All four OSS winners have pedigrees deep in OSS talent. The fourth and final split sa...
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