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Just A Jolt equals Harrington track record

on 05/05/2014 2:00 AM
John Dayton's Just a Jolt ($3.60, Victor Kirby) notched his third straight win and equaled the 4-year-old gelding track record in the process of his 1:51.1 win in the $17,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding sat fractions of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.1 before a sizzling 27-second last quarter for an open-length win over Lollipop Kid and Rock On Mo...
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Friskie Adam impressive in Ohio SS win

on 05/04/2014 2:00 AM
Friskie Adam raced like a 2-5 favorite should in winning his $40,000 division of Ohio Sires Stakes action at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, winning comfortably by two lengths in 1:53.2. The odds-on favorites in the other two OSS races last night did not fare so well. Both Dibs and Hooray For Willie failed to reach the winner’s circle. Friskie Adam left fast in his divi...
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Buoncammino rallies for Betzotic win

on 05/04/2014 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled pacing fillies stepped into the spotlight on Saturday night as a field of nine sophomores were sent to battle in a $10,000 Betzotic Stake. While she may be lightly raced, Pm Investment’s Buoncammino looked like a seasoned veteran in this event as she stormed home from the back of the pack to record a three-quarter-length victory in 1:55.0 for driver John De Long...
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Shebestingin, Maven set Miami Valley records

on 05/04/2014 2:00 AM
A double shot of Grand Circuit action was on display Sunday evening at Miami Valley Raceway, as the Ohio oval hosted the $50,300 Sam ‘Chip’ Noble Memorial and the $60,000 Miami Valley Distaff. Shebestingin became the fastest performer in the history of the track when she toured the strip in 1:50.4 for driver David Miller. The Joe Holloway trainee survived a first-over trip en route to...
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Ohio Sire Stakes contested at Miami Valley

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
In The Grippers started her 2014 season just  as she finished her 2013 season by dominating her Ohio Sires Stakes rivals. Friday at Miami Valley driver Chris Page sent the big trotting filly to the front at the start of her $40,000 OSS split and she led at every post. The 2-5 favorite won by 5-1/4 lengths in 1:58.4 over Anniesbluejeanbaby and Mclean. Herres Stable LCC owns ...
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Fox Valley Deuce wins stake at Maywood

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
After being relegated to the runner-up role in his last two starts Paula Smith & James Runyan’s Fox Valley Deuce gained a measure of revenge on his three-year-old pacing colt rivals on Friday, May 2nd as driver Casey Leonard guided him to a 1 ¼ length victory in the $10,000 Taser Gun Stake. The final time was 1:55.2 over a fast track. After getting away fourth in the field of s...
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Derby Day qualifiers at the Meadowlands

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
Derby Day qualifiers were contested under ideal conditions with sunny skies, warm temperatures and little wind. The first race was a 3YO filly trot and Lifetime Pursuit led all the way after leaving from post ten to win in 1:54.2 finishing the mile with a pair of 28 second quarters. She was in hand for Yannick Gingras throughout, looking sharp. She is trained by Jimmy Takter (as is second...
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Sumatra scores in $115,370 Dexter Cup

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
Sumatra, the public’s choice, did not disappoint, winning the $115,370 Dexter Cup for three-year-old trotters in wire-to-wire fashion on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. Brian Sears guided Sumatra [$2.60, $2.20, $2.10] to a two and quarter length victory over Derby [$12.60, $7.40] with Donato’s Wish [$4.00] in third.  The mile was timed in 1:57.4. "We’re very hap...
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Weeper fastest winner in PASS at Meadows

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
Weeper blazed the first quarter in 26:4 and kept right on rolling, collecting the fastest victory in Saturday’s $210,746 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows. The event, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Also Encouraging and Cinamony — each piloted by Corey Callahan — taking the other splits. Weeper entered the Adios Be...
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Longshot wins Diplomat at Woodbine

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
National Debt, who has captured all seven of his career starts, tasted defeat Saturday evening at Woodbine in the lone $20,000 division of The Diplomat Series. The defeat came courtesy of 30-1 shot Somewhere In L A and Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren. The Pepsi North America Cup eligible National Debt (Sylvain Filion) attempted to lead gate-to-wire as the son of Allamerican ...
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JK Endofanera wins Simpson; Miller wins 11,000

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
With over 12,000 people attending the Kentucky Derby festivities throughout the day, the Meadowlands inherited a huge crowd remaining from the Derby day afternoon's business and they were witness to two milestones on the program.   It's not every day that a world record mile occurs in a C-1 Pace, but that happened Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the 11th race as Mighty You...
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Dancin Yankee takes Van Rose Mem. at Pocono

on 05/03/2014 2:00 AM
Dancin Yankee built up a huge lead and coasted home to victory in the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race is held each year in honor of Van Rose, a longtime Northeastern Pennsylvania sportswriter and chronicler of the Pocono racing wars. Dancin Yankee (Yankee Cruiser-Dancewiththebest), last seen finishing 5th in the Levy final at ...
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Magic Feeling wins Celias Counsel final

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
Magic Feeling, driven by Mike Saftic, parlayed a two-hole trip into a winning effort in this year's edition of the $34,400 Celias Counsel final at Woodbine Racetrack.   After capturing last week's second leg at odds of 50-1, the daughter of Kadabra remains unbeaten in two starts this season for trainer and co-owner Frank O'Reilly.   Flexible Woman (Steve Byron) was quickl...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday is Derby day in Kentucky and it could be Derby day in the Dexter Cup at Freehold. In the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Ray Schnittker talks about his chances with Derby in Saturday's Dexter Cup for 3-year-old male trotters. Schnittker has two other Dexter Cup starters and he reveals which of the three gives him his best chance at taking home the trophy....
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He's Watching wins Mohawk qualifier in 1:53.2

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
He's Watching, a top contender for this year's $1 million North America Cup on June 14 at Mohawk, made his seasonal debut Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack in a qualifying session. With regular pilot Jim Morrill Jr. in the bike, He's Watching was a wrapped-up winner in 1:53.2.   Morrill and the speedy pacer laid parked on the outside at the opening quarter in 1:29.1,before rea...
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Two-time Horse of Year Moni Maker dies

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
Two-time Horse of the Year Moni Maker, certainly one of the greatest trotters of all-time, has died as a result of colic, according to Jimmy Takter, her former trainer. Bred by David Caldwell and Fredericka Caldwell of Georgetown, Ky., and residing at Lindy Farms of Connecticut in recent years, Moni Maker was 21.   Voted Horse of the Year in 1998 and 1999, Moni Maker was the Ol...
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Cee Bee Yes, Fastdownthehill win Suffolk divs.

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
A pair of New Jersey-sired fillies, a $200,000-earner and a first time starter, took the $33,075 divisions of the Lady Suffolk on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. Cee Bee Yes [$2.20, $2.20, $2.10], a daughter of Muscles Yankee, coasted to a seven and a half length victory in the second division, the ninth race, in 2:00.3. At two, Cee Bee Yes collected four wins, three seconds...
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Wilder sweeps PA Stallion splits at Meadows

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania probably won't rename the PA Stallion Series to honor Mike Wilder, but the state might want to consider it after the driver’s performance Friday at The Meadows. Wilder swept all four divisions of an $80,000 stallion series stake for 3-year-old filly pacers, winning behind Eiffel Tower, Marathon Day, Eloquent Velocity and McVita Bella. "I’ve never swept...
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Bahama Blue, Take That Hanover win Princess

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
The Princess Series continued on Friday evening at Woodbine as 15 sophomore pacing fillies showcased their talent in a pair of $20,000 second round divisions. Bahama Blue, driven by Jody Jamieson, captured the first split in 1:53.1 at odds of 9-1. Jamieson and Bahama Blue were first to the front to lead at the quarter in :27.3, but then found themselves in the pocket heading towards the half...
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Rockingcam Park wins Simpson at Meadowlands

on 05/02/2014 2:00 AM
Live racing on Derby weekend at the Meadowlands began with the $36,016 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers. The Grand Circuit stakes drew just four entrants and launched the Friday card as a non-betting affair at 6:50 p.m. Despite the poor turnout, the four fillies were well-matched and each had a significant role to play in the contesting of the race itself. The early pace ...
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