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Callahan wins six/$30k pick 5 carryover at M1

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
It was a Callahan kind of night at The Meadowlands on Friday, as "The Captain” notched six wins on the card.  The six victories moved Callahan into sole possession of third place in the driver standings behind Yannick Gingras and Dave Miller.  In addition to book-ending the night with wins in the first and last race, Callahan will have a decision to make in the "Dash For The C-Note...
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Hackett Filly final set at Miami Valley

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
The stage is set for the James K. Hackett Memorial filly division showdown next Saturday night (April 26). A pair of $7,500 eliminations were contested Friday night (April 18) at Miami Valley Raceway to determine the nine Ohio-sired 3-year-old finalists that will chase the $25,000 championship purse next week. In the first division, Crown Time Keeper sped to a 1:56.1 triumph for driver Ch...
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No Respect wins F&M feature at Hoosier Park

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 8-1, No Respect turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honors in the $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (April 18). Guided by Sam Widger, No Respect left early for position and was game in the stretch to score her fourth win of the season in 1:52.2. Leaving from post three, No Respect was sent from the gate as ...
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Arch Madness star of stars in Big M qualifiers

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday morning at the Meadowlands felt like spring with sunny skies, mild temperatures and many trainers bringing their stakes hopefuls in for some speed work on the big track. Tony Alagna, Jimmy Takter and Linda Toscano were among those present and Linda had her stable star Market Share on the track for a successfulworkout minus the trotting hopples in anticipation of a trip to Sweden for t...
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A Stitch In Time dominates in Weiss final

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
A Stitch In Time, unbothered by an outside post, put together a dominant performance to win the $30,000 final of the Bobby Weiss late closer series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts, stallions, and geldings on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Despite drawing the outside post in a field of nine, A Stitch In Time (Kent's On Nuke-Sheza Gimmie Girl), a 4-year-old geldin...
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Good Sound Advice wins Hoosier Invitational

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
In near gate-to-wire fashion, Good Sound Advice and driver Peter Wrenn captured the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. Slightly dismissed at the windows at 4-1, Good Sound Advice was able to hold off his rivals late in the lane to score in 1:55, just a tick off his career best.   Leaving from post five in ...
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Mego Moss captures lone Don Mills split

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Mego Moss, driven by James MacDonald, enjoyed a beautiful trip en route to a career-best clocking of 1:52.4 in Saturday's lone $18,000 division of the Don Mills Series at Woodbine.   Mego Moss quickly made his way to the front from post three well before the opening quarter in :27.3 with Its Payday Friday (Mario Baillargeon) and even-money favorite Hldontghttoyurdrms (Jonathan Drury...
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Captive Audience, JK Letitgo win Big M finals

on 04/19/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands was pleasant weather-wise with temperatures in the 50s and little to no wind while the action on the racetrack was hot right from the start.   The sixth race was the $63,000 Whata Baron final, remembering one of the great pacers of the early years at the Meadowlands and it turned out to be a slugfest.   Captive Audience and Wake Up Peter...
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3YO trotting fillies compete in WEG series

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
More stakes action took place Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack as sophomore trotting fillies were showcased in a pair of Celias Counsel Trotting Series divisions. Tosca and Just Call Me Lady kicked off the series opener with victories in their respective $15,000 divisions. With heavily-favored Flexible Woman (Steve Byron) making a miscue in the first division, Tosca and driver/trainer...
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Ray Hall looks to bring broom out in Weiss

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Ray Hall aims to complete a sweep in the five-week Bobby Weiss Series for 3- and 4-year-old male trotters when he faces eight rivals in Tuesday's $30,000 final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   A 4-year-old gelding, Ray Hall has won six of 11 races this year, with four of the victories coming in the Weiss. He starts the final from post four with driver Tim Tetrick at the lines for t...
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Momentum is on Vernon Downs' side

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Strong attendance and handle numbers marked the return of racing to Vernon Downs last weekend, doing well to set the stage for the 2014 meet.   On-track attendance was up both nights from opening weekend 2013, while live handle was up nearly five percent per race from last year's figures. Additionally, the simulcast market showed up in earnest, with export handle figures showing a 2...
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Merriman continues roll at Northfield Park

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman drove six winners on Thursday at Northfield Park. Merriman's winners included Common Creed ($14.40) in race two, Hula Lu ($6) in race four, Addys Secret ($10) in race six, Cams Van Go ($3.40) in race eight, Ride A Cowboy ($4.40) in race 10 and Mount Joy ($3.20) in race 12.   Merriman, 35, began driving in 1998 and has since garnered 6,328 career victories and is...
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Mamas Fallen Angel, Seashell Hanover score

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Mamas Fallen Angel and Seashell Hanover each captured their second straight splits in Friday's Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows, setting up a showdown in next week's championship leg of the series for 3-year-old fillies. Americangirlfriend took the other $17,500 series division, giving Tony Hall a series double behind Americangirlfriend and Mamas Fallen Angel.   Looped from the gate,...
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8-1 No Respect edges Blissful Romance

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 8-1, No Respect 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 18. Guided by Sam Widger, No Respect left early for position and was game in the stretch to score her fourth win of the season in 1:52.2.   Leaving from post three, No Respect was...
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Rocks N Bagels at Vernon; "Armed" at Buffalo

on 04/18/2014 2:00 AM
Tracking from the pocket before unleashing a lethal stretch kick, Kelly Hope's Rocks N Bagels ($5.10) proved a dominant 1:50.4 winner in Friday (April 18) night's $8,000 Miracle Mile 2 event for distaff pacers at Vernon Downs.   The six-year-old Rocknroll Hanover mare drafted behind the pacesetting Asset Management (Fern Paquet, Jr.) before angling out in upper stretch, drawing clea...
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Steppin Out repeats in Meadows series

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Sitting fifth at the half, Steppin Out launched a relentless uncovered move that carried her to her second straight series victory in Wednesday’s Unefoisdansmavie Trot at The Meadows. Call Me A Winner and Glide By Shooting also took $17,500, second-leg divisions in the event for 3-year-old filly trotters. The series championship is set for Wednesday, April 23. Steppin Out trailed b...
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Miller’s horses continue to dominate Weiss

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Even with a substitute driver, Take The Money and Perfect Alliance continued to dominate Bobby Weiss series action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with easy wins on Wednesday night. Two $15,000 divisions of the Weiss were held for three and four-year-old trotting fillies and mares. With regular driver Andy Miller injured, trainer Julie Miller turned to Yannick Gingras to pilot the two four...
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Delightful Syd takes Buffalo feature

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
It's been close but no cigar for Delightful Syd in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway the past two weeks. She's been knocking on the door with a pair of narrow losses by less than two combined lengths. But this week, Delightful Syd ($3.70) got the services of driver Jim Morrill Jr. and it resulted in a hard-fought head victory over a game Heavenly Place in a seasonal bes...
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Lugar takes open trot at Pompano

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Lugar, the ultra-consistent Florida bred son of Famously, scored a brave win at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, stopping the timer in a lifetime best 1:54.3 for Bruce Ranger in the $10,000 Open Trot. Trained by Mark Friedman for the Polo Stables, Lugar was a gate-to-wire winner, pinning a defeat measuring 1 1/2 lengths on My Revenuer (Bryce Fenn) with Blushing Hanover (Mickey McNichol)...
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Old Friends with award-winning photographer

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Award winning equine photographer Barbara Livingston, whose popular books Old Friends and More Old Friends, painted a sentimental portrait of champion racehorses long gone from the spotlight, has completed a third edition of that series. While her first two books focused on Thoroughbred racehorses, the latest, Standardbred Old Friends, focuses on the distinctly American breed that evolved f...
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