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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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Odds On Amethyst sets NJSS record

on 05/23/2014 2:00 AM
The truth is the weather was frightful, causing a 90-minute delay prior to the second race, but heavy showers did not deter 8-5 favorite Speak The Truth, who won the first of three second-round divisions of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old trotters on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Tim Tetrick, who piloted Speak The Truth, also won the third division, the 1...
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Charity golf outing on June 3 for SRF

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's 22ndAnnual Charity Golf Outing on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the beautiful and private Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, NJ, is fast approaching.   Green fees, cart, lunch, hors d'oeuvre and cocktail hour, dinner, charity auction, trivia, and all the fun is only $215 per player if paid before May 27, 2014 with an increase after that ...
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Check out new promo video on Fan Zone

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
Converseon and the US Trotting Association have launched a new promo video. The video was shot at the Meadowlands, Yonkers and uses some other footage. There was extensive use of "go pro" cameras with Tim Tetrick, Yannick Gingras and others to try to help potential fans get a more visceral sense of what it's like to be in a race. There are multiple versions being cut (30 seconds, 1 minute...
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New "Sunshine" Sale to feature 2YOs in Jan.

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
There will be another place to shop for horses next winter. The newly created Sunshine Select Sale will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, which is the Sunday before the 2015 Super Bowl. As its name suggests, the sale will be held in Florida, at the South Florida Trotting Center near Delray Beach.   The principals in the sale are Blue Chip Farms, Hanover Shoe Farms, and Eric Cherry, who opera...
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Fearless Man ties 1:52.1 Philly track mark

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
Donald Emond's Fearless Man tied the track record for 4-year-old trotters with an impressive win in Wednesday's featured race at Harrah's Philadelphia. The son of Elegant Man quickly grabbed control off the wings and made every call a winning one. Opening Night closed well for second while Drift Away, who battled first-over, finished third. Fearless Man tied Sevruga's mark of 1:52.1 se...
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