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Uncle Peter fifth in Copenhagen Cup

on 05/11/2014 2:00 AM
Although Uncle Peter had the lead heading into the stretch, the 5-year-old trotter faded and finished fifth in Sunday afternoon's Copenhagen Cup at Charlottenlound Racetrack in Denmark.   With Johnny Takter subbing in the sulky for an injured David Miller, Uncle Peter moved to the front of the 1 1/4-mile race shortly past the opening half-mile. The Bjorn Goop-driven Caballian moved ...
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Rock N Load scores in mare pace at Tioga

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Under pressure from McTaylor on the far turn, Edward and James Hall's Rock N Load ($3.40) dug in at head-stretch, prevailing against five rivals in the $14,000 Miracle Mile 1 event for distaff pacers on Friday evening at Tioga Downs.   Aaron Byron floated clear on the first turn with the 6-year-old Rocknroll Hanover mare, yielding the lead to Southwind Trini (Jim Marohn Jr.) af...
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Ritascape posts 24-1 upset at Hoosier Park

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Ritascape and LeWayne Miller pulled off a stunning upset in the featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Dismissed at 24-1, Ritascape used a perfect pocket trip to score her fourth win of the season and second consecutive at Hoosier Park in 1:52. establishing a new lifetime best.   Leaving from post...
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$25,000 guaranteed Pick 5 Saturday at Yonkers

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Free Money Alert…a $10,518.87 double-carryover in the Pick 5 wager means a $25,000 guaranteed pool for Saturday night (50-cent base wager on races 5 thru 9, so go study).   To more mundane matters, Rank outsider Virgin Mary (Matt Kakaley) and favored Melady's Monet (Jason Bartlett) were the toasts of the town Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,...
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Yannick Gingras joins 5,000 win club

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras posted his 5,000th career driving victory when he piloted Dry Gulch to the winner's circle in the fourth race on Friday afternoon (May 9) at Harrah's Philadelphia. It was the first of five wins on the matinee card for Gingras. He was congratulated at the Meadowlands later before the beginning of that track's Friday night card.    Gingras is a third-generation ...
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Score by Scootie Best Lou pays big at ScD

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Five Towns, a 5-year old gelding by Andover Hall, captured the feature race at Scioto Downs on Friday night. The gelding is partially owned and trained by Kelly Goodwin of Fowlerville, Mich.   Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had the assignment, starting from post four. Wrenn and Five Towns took control early and set the fractions, to make it his race to win or lose. After an easy half of :58.2, it...
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Order By Don wins Saratoga series final

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Order By Don (Andover Hall) won a thriller on Friday night in the final of the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   Installed at the race's 8-5 favorite in the morning line, Order By Don had won three consecutive races before making an untimely break in leg two of the series.   Drawing the rail for the $18,200 final, Order ...
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Bee A Magician, Father Patrick win qualifiers

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands qualifiers on Saturday got underway on a fast track at 60 degrees under skies clearing from an overnight fog with minimal wind.   Trotting fillies started the day and the fastest freshman trotter ever, Cooler Schooner, made her seasonal debut for John Campbell. She appeared composed as she set easy fractions then tacked a :27.2 quarter on the end of a mile ...
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Michigan Hall of Famer Ron Wrenn dies

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
Michigan Hall of Fame horseman Ron Wrenn died Saturday afternoon, May 10, after a battle with cancer. He was 62.   Mr. Wrenn was a member of one of Michigan's founding families of harness racing. Among others, he is the brother of Peter Wrenn, one of the sport's leading drivers and also a member of Michigan's Hall of Fame, and the father of Ronnie Wrenn Jr., who ...
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Levy winner PH Supercam wins Yonkers Open

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
PH Supercam (Jason Bartlett), in his first start since winning the final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, was at it again Saturday night. He prevailed in Yonkers Raceway's $38,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned outside in what became a five-horse field, the 2-5 choice led every sub-section (:27, :57, 1:25.1, 1:52.1). The final margin a length-and-a-quarter over a so...
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Splitsville captures Tioga feature trot

on 05/10/2014 2:00 AM
After making a strong push to the fore on the backstretch, the Harmon Racing Stable's Splitsville ($8.20) held clear in the final quarter mile, prevailing in the $14,000 Open I Trot on Saturday evening at Tioga Downs after last week's triumph.   The 5-year-old Hard Rock N Roll gelding sat well off pacesetter Lutetium (Greg Merton) through initial splits of :27.2 and :56.2 befor...
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Scioto kicks off 2014 meet with big opener

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
A great crowd, a beautiful evening and a card of exciting races, made for a nice way to start the 2014 season at Scioto Downs.   With opening night being a Thursday, Scioto Downs kicked off "Starting Gate Thursday.” This is where patrons can fill out a coupon that is in the live racing program and enter it in a drawing to win a ride in the starting car. Three lucky patrons and the...
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Looking for Talldarknhandsome? Try Mighty M

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Talldarknhandsome, the undisputed tallest horse on the grounds, scored his third consecutive victory for the trainer-driver combination of Danny Gill and Jimmy Marohn Jr. at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon.   Young Marohn guided the altered pacing son of Life Sign to 1:57.3 nose victory over Wizard Of Art and Jimmy Devaux.   "Hey, a win by a nose is still a win,...
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NJ groups band together to enhance racing

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack, the New Jersey Sire Stakes program and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) are in negotiations to provide New Jersey-sired horses with more racing opportunities, featuring enhanced purse money.   "We are committed to supporting New Jersey's breeding program and reward those who race New Jersey-sired horses,” said SBO...
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Meadowlands May 15 payments due

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Several stakes and early closers hosted by the Meadowlands require a May 15 payment. Those include the final in a series of payments for the Meadowlands Pace and other marquee summer races.   The Ima Lula series for 4-year-old mare trotters calls for a nomination fee of $1,000 to be made eligible for the two legs and final of that event.   Of special note to bre...
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Miller to miss Copenhagen Cup after Philly mishap

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter has announced via Twitter Friday afternoon that David Miller will not be making the trip to Denmark to drive Uncle Peter in Sunday's Copenhagen Cup. The announcement comes in the aftermath of Miller being dumped to the track in a pre-race incident Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Miller told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon while a...
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Sam Hill best in featured pace at The Meadows

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Sam Hill sat comfortably in the pocket, then roared by the leader in the lane to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Windsong Jack, the 2-5 favorite, took the field through three-quarters in a demanding 1:23.3, making him vulnerable to the stalking Sam Hill. The 8-year-old Artsplace-Apple Of My Eye gelding took advantage of th...
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Trixton wins Simpson in sensational 1:51.2

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Memorial trotting stakes were raced at the Meadowlands on Friday evening and no one in the house was prepared for the exhibition put on by Trixton in winning the $51,543 "Ayres” for sophomore colts. The beautiful dark son of Muscle Hill from Emilie Cas El was absolutely devastating, leading virtually all the way in a stunning 1:51.2 while driver Jimmy Takter sat motionless. ...
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Ryder sends two in Simpson 3CT

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Well Built looks to bounce back from going off stride in the Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold on April 26 when he faces 10 rivals in Friday's $51,543 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Part of a Chris Ryder-trained entry with Walk The Walk, Well Built is 7-2 on the morning line and will start from post 1 with driver John Campbell. ...
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Rockingcam Park favored in Reynolds 3FP

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Rockingcam Park is the 5-2 morning line favorite in Friday's Reynolds Stakes for 3-year-old female pacers at the Meadowlands. She starts from post 6 for trainer Ron Coyne Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick.   Starting inside of Rockingcam Park will be, from post one, McVita Bella, Blixtra, A La Notte Hanover, Gettingreadytoroll, and Fanticipation. To her outside are I Need Hotstuff, JK...
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