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Former claimer wins Yonkers Open Pace

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Reformed claimer Digital Z Tam (Dan Dube) was well-placed off a wicked Saturday night speed duel and won Yonkers Raceway $38,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned inside his five (after one defection) rivals, Digital Z Tam watched a spirited early floor show. Sapphire City (Eric Carlson), Heston Blue Chip (Larry Stalbaum) and Statesman N (Brent Holland) were all in the game. What resulted was a...
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Kristin Shetler injured in accident at Ind. State Fairgrounds

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Horsewoman Kristin Shetler and the horse she was training were broadsided by a car on the half-mile training track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday morning. Shetler, 37, underwent surgery for a broken ankle and crushed heel later that day at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.   "She's doing ok now," said Shetler's father, Dan, on Sunday morning. "She had a great su...
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Maven draws 8, Uncle Peter 3 in Elitlopp

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for the two elimination heats for the Eltilopp, which will be held Sunday, May 25, at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden. The US will be represented by Maven and Uncle Peter, who are in separate eliminations and have drawn posts 6 and 3, respectively. The defending champion, Nahar, will start from post 8 in the first elimination. The top four finishers advan...
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Ron Burke tops $100 million in money-winnings

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Ron Burke became the first trainer in North American harness racing history to pass the $100 million mark in career earnings on Saturday (May 17). The milestone was achieved when Somestarsomewhere won a $66,763 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   "I'm thrilled," said Burke. "It's nice when it's your first time to do anything so I'm very happy. I'm just go...
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$656,386 "Jackpot" carryover at Woodbine

on 05/17/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine's Jackpot Hi 5 wager has been the talk of the Ontario handicapping scene as of late and many horseplayers have been looking forward to the Saturday, May 17, card of racing.   The Jackpot Hi-5, which became a part of Woodbine's Standardbred nightly betting menu in October, currently offers a carryover pool of $656,386.93. A mandatory payout of the carryover will take place on...
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Shake It Cerry wins debut in PASS

on 05/17/2014 2:00 AM
Shake it Cerry, the Dan Patch Award-winning freshman filly trotter of 2013, kicked off her 3-year-old campaign successfully Saturday at The Meadows by winning a division of a $199,400 Pennsylvania Sires Stake. Nitro Nittany captured the other split in the stake known as the Stenographer.   There were reasons to be concerned about the season’s debut of Shake It Cerry. She closed la...
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Camille wins Laverne Hille Pace at Scioto

on 05/17/2014 2:00 AM
Camille won the Laverne Hill Memorial Pace, the first of three Grand Circuit Races to be held at Scioto Downs Racino at the 2014 meet. Driven by Chris Page, Camille was sent to the front just after the :27.2 opening quarter and then was strong on the front end, winning in 1:52.1. She held off the late rallies of She's Shocking and Igottafeelinfran.   A 6-year old mare...
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Western Vintage snags NJSS in 2014 debut

on 05/17/2014 2:00 AM
Western Vintage opened his 2014 campaign on a winning note, capturing the $50,500 first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday night (May 17) 2014 at the Meadowlands.   The son of Western Ideal was sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the 12th race and provided driver Yannick Gingras with his sixth win of the night.   We...
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Good Sound Advice, Splitsville take top trots

on 05/17/2014 2:00 AM
Good Sound Advice and driver Peter Wrenn used a perfect pocket trip to capture the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (May 17). Slightly dismissed at the windows, Good Sound Advice was able to surge late in the lane to score in 1:53.4, a lifetime best performance.   Leaving from post six, Wrenn sent Good Sound Adv...
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Sebastian K wins as Market Share breaks

on 05/17/2014 2:00 AM
Swedish champion Sebastian K added to his lore with another convincing win, this one the $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Final at The Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:50.2. The Cutler was the first major test of the season for the free-for-all trotters, promising a battle royale between last week's elimination winners Sebastian K and Market Share and record speed possibilities that went...
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Undefeated He's Watching to debut in Rooney

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
He's Watching, he of the perfect, world-record freshman season and subsequent divisional honors, shall make his 3-year-old pari-mutuel debut in Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.   Co-owner and trainer Dave Menary confirmed the son of American Ideal is returning to Westchester, where he ended 2013 with a victory in September's final of the New York Sires Stakes. The win in the $225,000 ev...
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Ants Iner Pants upsets at Hoosier Park

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Ants Iner Pants, driven by Sam Widger, provided the 6-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, a $17,500 fillies and mares preferred trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. Ants Iner Pants scored her third win of the season, one length ahead of her rivals in 1:55.2, equaling her career best time.   Widger elected to use off-the-pace tactics with Ants Iner Pans a...
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Despite one eye Cyclops scores at Scioto

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
A well-earned named for this different horse. Cyclops, a 3-year-old pacing colt by Dontgetinmyway out of Nuke Warm, earned his name honestly. He only has one eye, but that hasn't stopped this colt from doing his job.   Cyclops came to Scioto Downs on Thursday off a seventh-place finish at Hoosier Park. He had the nine hole last week and trainer Jim Dailey said beforehand, "He do...
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Talldarknhandsome strikes again at Mighty M

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
If you can't be the best be as good as you can be with what you have, could certainly pertain to the "gentle (equine) giant” Talldarknhandsome, who on Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway extended his winning streak to four with a 1:58.1 wire-to-wire triumph.   No, Talldarknhandsome is not a world-class pacer nor is he a champion of sorts. He is however a decent sort of a ...
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The Captain qualifies in 1:51.3

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous made his first appearance on the racetrack in more than five months on Friday morning, scoring a 1:51.3 qualifying victory at the Meadowlands. Tim Tetrick drove the 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere for trainer Tony Alagna. (A link to the video of the race can be found below)   Taking on five rivals, Captaintreacherous left from post 5 and ...
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Qualifier report from the Meadowlands

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Qualifiers on Friday morning at the Meadowlands featured the return of 2013 Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. Overcast skies threatened rain with temperatures around 70 and the races began with a stiff east wind (at their back for the final quarter) blowing. Cooler Schooner started the day with another impressive mile, pretty kind through the early going for John Campbell with moderate frac...
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He's Watching romps in 1:52.1 qualifier

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
He's Watching, last year's Dan Patch Award winner as the sport's top 2-year-old pacing male, qualified for the second time in 2014 on Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack.   The talented sophomore was a wrapped-up winner by more than 14 lengths in 1:52.1 in the hands of driver Jody Jamieson.   As previously reported, He's Watching will make his first pari-mutuel start in th...
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Broadway Socks wins stakes by 8 in 1:55.2

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Broadway Socks not only routed the field by eight lengths in her division of Friday's $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series event at The Meadows, but she also established a stake record of 1:55.2 in the process.   The stake for 3-year-old filly trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Explosive Attitude, Passing Jetta, Czech It Out, Indoor Voices and Glisten Hanover also taking $2...
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A Penny Earned takes $10,000 Open Trot

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
A Penny Earned certainly earned a hard-fought victory in the $10,000 Open Trot feature on a cold and rainy Friday night at Vernon Downs.   A Penny Earned sat the pocket trip for the majority of the mile right behind the betting favorite, Tirade Hanover. Tirade Hanover assumed the lead following an opening quarter-mile of 27 seconds. He then showed the way through a half-mile of 58.2 and t...
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Sons of Muscle Hill sweep NJ Sires Stakes

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Trixton and Well Built, both sons of Muscle Hill, won the colts and geldings divisions of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotters under wet and sloppy conditions on Friday night at the Meadowlands. In the filly division, winning efforts were turned in by Moonlight In Miami by Muscles Yankee and My Inspiration by Chocolatier. Trixton, trained and driven by Jimmy T...
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