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After rain, "Rainbow" in Yonkers winner's circle

on 04/27/2014 2:00 AM
It did rain Saturday night, but whether there was a rainbow afterward was uncertain. What was not up for debate was Somwherovrarainbow (Brian Sears), who parlayed a pocket trip, winning Yonkers Raceway's $371,400 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker.   The Raceway's marquee event for Open Mares saw the open draw shake out well for series points leader Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube). Lea...
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Hackett elims at Miami Valley, plus other news

on 04/27/2014 2:00 AM
A pair of $25,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship races were contested on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway, followed by an $8,500 Open Handicap pace that resulted in an all-age track record clocking. Ohio-sired three-year-old fillies battled in the first Hackett final with favored Crown Time Keeper (Chris Page), one of the elimination heat victors last week, winning the war in ...
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Callahan tops drivers to grab $15k prize

on 04/27/2014 2:00 AM
The $30,000 final for the Legends vs Phenoms driving competition threaded through the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands with ten drivers competing over five races for the $15,000 first prize. Each driver was entitled to choose his mount in one of the five races and through the first three they proved to be prophetic with a chosen horse winning each of those races.   In Reynolds...
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Jerseylicious, Modern Family big Friday winners

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Friday nights at the Meadowlands customarily feature the top class mare pacers and the cream of the trotting crop. This was the course of events for the April 25 card with the mares up first in the second half of the Daily Double.   The Sweetheart stakes winner from 2012, Jerseylicious opened her 4 year old season in style with a 1:51.2 win in a $22,500 B-1/A-2. A nine-time winner w...
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Mamas Fallen Angel takes Meadows final

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Passed by Seashell Hanover down the backside, Mamas Fallen Angel gamely persevered, overcame her rival in deep stretch and captured Friday's $34,250 championship leg of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows, completing her series sweep.   Unraced at 2, Mamas Fallen Angel was acquired by Megan Rogers Racing Stables via an Internet transaction. A half sister to Odds On ...
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Super Manning edges DW's NY Yank

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Super Manning (Matt Kakaley) took advantage of a late-race rest stop Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $38,000 Open Handicap Trot.   In no particular hurry from post position 5, Super Manning's job became easier when 8-5 choice Coraggioso (Brian Sears) jumped it off leaving and went off the course. That allowed eight-hole assignee DW's NY Yank (George Brennan) to work around 60...
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Jaipur, Absolutely Certain win at VD, Buffalo

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Fern Paquet Jr. swept the evening's pair of $8,000 Miracle Mile feature events at Vernon Downs on Friday (April 25) evening, rallying to circle the field with Asset Management ($19.60) in the Fillies and Mares Miracle Mile 2-3 Pace, and prevailing in the nick of time aboard Jaipur ($8.20) in the Miracle Mile 2 Trot.   In a change of tactics from the last two weeks, Asset Management...
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No Respect wins second in a row at Hoosier

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, No Respect earned her respect after she turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honors in the featured event, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 25. Guided by Sam Widger, No Respect scored in 1:53.3 and extended her win streak to three.   Using the same off the pace tactics as the prev...
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Rock N Roll Xample a Princess at Woodbine

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Fresh off her sweep of the Blossom Series, Rock N Roll Xample extended his win streak as she took the lone $20,000 division in the opening round of the Princess Series on Friday evening at Woodbine. With the win, the talented daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has crafted four straight tallies along with an impressive 8-2-1 record from 13 starts this season.   Driver James MacDonald was i...
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Fiyonce captures Northfield's Courageous Lady

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
The festive and well-attended evening was made even better for the Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, when their horse, Fiyonce, won the $110,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park.   Trained by Ron Burke and driven by Josh Sutton, Fiyonce bested her competition by a head at the wire and was an upset winner, returning $48.60. Fiyonce started from post five and let her competit...
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Big Q efforts by Maven, Father Patrick & other 3YOs

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday morning qualifiers at the Meadowlands were conducted over a track that was dry but dulled by overnight rain with spring-like temperatures and a steady 10-15 mph breeze from the west (against the wind in the homestretch).   In the first race for 3-year-old filly trotters, Lifetime Pursuit led virtually all the way to win in 1:58.4/:28.4 for Yannick Gingras. She was one ...
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Brother to Shake It Cerry wins big Swedish race

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Solvato, a 5-year-old son of Donato Hanover and the prolific broodmare Solveig, who is the dam of top 2013 2-year-old Shake It Cerry (also by Donato Hanover), won the prestigious Olympic Trot at the Aby track in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday afternoon. The Olympic Trot, with a purse of about $225,000 to the winner, is often a preview of the upcoming Elitlopp.   With Veijo Heiskanen d...
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Sarcastic Man wins Dexter Cup elim

on 04/26/2014 2:00 AM
Sarcastic Man had the last laugh, winning the $38,460 elimination race for the Dexter Cup for three-year-olds  trotters, the ninth race on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.   Even-money favorite Well Built, driven by John Campbell, was the only one of  the nine starters to fail to advance to the $115,370 Dexter Cup Final on May  3. The Muscle Hill col...
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50-1 stunner in Celias Counsel division

on 04/25/2014 2:00 AM
After making a miscue as the heavy favorite in last week's opening round of the Celias Counsel Series, Flexible Woman regained her form as she took the faster of two divisions Thursday evening at Woodbine. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite, Flexible Woman and driver Steve Byron stopped the clock in 1:56.4, a new career best.   Byron and Flexible Woman led gate to wire through panels of :27...
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Up All Night wins Hoosier's Landess final

on 04/25/2014 2:00 AM
Up All Night made his second consecutive trip to Hoosier Park's winner circle as he scored in the $15,000 Jerry Landess final, a late closing event open to three and four-year-old Indiana sired colts and geldings that are non-winners of $7,500 lifetime, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday.   After winning the second leg of the series last time out, the 4-year-old horse notched...
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Top trotters in action at Meadowlands

on 04/25/2014 2:00 AM
Even now as trainer Linda Toscano thinks about 5-year-old trotter Market Share's path to stardom, she shakes her head in disbelief. "Timmy and I were talking about it the other day,” Toscano said, referring to Market Share's regular driver, Tim Tetrick. "Never, never in a million years did we dream that this horse could be this kind of horse. He's just one of those horses that enjoys his work...
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USTA to assist with funding for Jug telecast

on 04/25/2014 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced Friday that they have reached agreement with the Little Brown Jug to assist financially in funding the broadcast of the race on Sept. 18. The USTA has agreed to contribute substantial funding to help offset the costs of production and air time. "Since the initial proposal made by the Meadowlands and Little Brown Jug, the Little Brown Jug came back with some...
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San Pail wins Woodbine qualifier

on 04/25/2014 2:00 AM
After having broken stride in his 2014 pari-mutuel debut, San Pail looked to correct himself on Friday during a blustery qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 10-year-old San Pellegrino gelding had his regular driver, Randy Waples, in tow when he lined up in Post 6 for the first dash on the nine-race qualifying docket. Over a ‘fast' track rated one second slow, Waples and S...
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National Debt back in action Saturday night

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
The undefeated National Debt will no doubt get the bulk of attention from the betting public on Saturday evening when he contests the lone division of the Diplomat Series at Woodbine. The son of Allamerican Native-Our Inheritance remains a perfect six-for-six in his career, but comes into the Diplomat after a break since March 8, when he won the $60,500 Buddy Gilmour Memorial at the Meadowland...
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Military vets honored Saturday at Yonkers

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's million-dollar, stakes-laden Saturday night program shall also include military veterans demonstrating some newly-acquired horsemanship skills.   The veterans, accompanied by trainer Robbie Siegelman, are going to lead the post parades for the first few races on the 12-race card, which features the $567,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and...
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