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Pocono's Weiss Series heats up as finals near

on 04/14/2014 2:00 AM
Fillies and mares will have the spotlight shine on them during the early-week cards at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as pacing distaffs will contest the fourth and final preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series on Tuesday, and their trotting counterparts going on Wednesday. The Weiss Series, honoring the recently-retired trackman who honed the Pocono five-eighths oval into a top surfac...
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Axios captures 2nd series final

on 04/14/2014 2:00 AM
 Axios captured his second straight series win, and fourth consecutive victory overall, in Monday’s TSM Photo Bugger Trot at The Meadows. Frost Free Hanover and Jett Star also took $17,500 divisions in the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The series championship is set for Monday, April 21.   Axios quarter-poled to the lead for Wilbur Yoder and held off the lat...
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Reasonable Force upsets in Youthful final

on 04/14/2014 2:00 AM
After failing to find the winner's circle in both preliminary legs, Reasonable Force found his best stride when it counted the most as he captured this year's edition of the$36,200Youthful Series final Monday at Woodbine. In doing so, the Doug McNair-driven sophomore returned $33 to his backers.   McNair and Reasonable Force were in no hurry off the gate as Account Rollover (Randy W...
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Foiled Again wins his 80th career race in Levy

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again won  his 80th career race Saturday night. That’s just wrong. Foiled Again, as in 10-year-old Foiled Again, sauntered around Yonkers Raceway in 1:51 Saturday night. That, too, is just wrong. Maybe, but try convincing him, or his date, of that. "That’s what he’s supposed to do,” driver Yannick Gingras after "Foiled’s” fourth win in as many Geor...
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West Side Story upsets in Don Mills opener

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
West Side Story, driven by Chris Christoforou, provided the 6-1 upset in the lone $18,000 division in the opening round of the Don Mills Series, Saturday at Woodbine.‬ ‪The talented son of Conway Hall got under the wire in 1:54, one length ahead of 1/9 favorite Hldontghttoyurdrms (Jonathan Drury).‬ ‪Christoforou elected to use off-the-pace tactics with West Side Story...
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Stonebridge Master scores in Vernon feature

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
With Restless Yankee and MacKenzie's Bliss tussling early, Kelly Hope's Stonebridge Master ($5.10) had a fast pace to close into, looping the field in the final quarter mile for a 1:51.2 triumph in the featured $8,000 Miracle Mile 2 Pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (April 12) evening. The eight-year-old Artsplace gelding was in no hurry early on, sitting well off a pressured :26.4 first q...
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Fireyourguns blasts way to win at Buffalo

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
Fireyourguns made his seasonal debut in the $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (April 12) and he looked in mid-season form as he scored an impressive neck victory over a late-closing Salazar in a sparkling time of 1:54.1 over the fast track. The last time Fireyourguns was seen was back on October 19 when he registered a length victory in the Batavia Downs Open Pace. The 2013 'P...
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Our Lucky Chip romps in seasonal debut

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
Veteran pacer Our Lucky Chip made his seasonal debut a winning one after he scored in 1:50.3 in the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 12. Guided by regular driver Trace Tetrick, Our Lucky Chip’s 1:50.3 performance marks the fastest mile of the season over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval thus far. ...
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All-age record equaled twice at Miami Valley

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
The all-age track record was equaled not once, but twice, on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway--and neither record-setting performance came in the featured $10,000 Open I Pace, although the standard for four-year-olds did also get shattered in that race. Spill The Beans was the first to tie Lookinforadventure's 1:51.4 record clocking when he bested a field of conditioned pacers chasing...
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Dragon Seelster poised for Youthful upset

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
Dragon Seelster, a three-year-old son of Dragon Again, will seek his second career tally in Monday’s $36,200 Youthful Series final at Woodbine. Trained and driven by Paul MacDonell, Dragon Seelster has had a credible to season to date in six appearances. The bay has crafted a 1-2-3 record this year along with $21,750 in earnings. "He’s certainly been racing very well and most imp...
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Panocchio in repeat win at Pompano

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
Panocchio, confidently handled by Bruce Ranger, took top honors in Pompano Park's "Saturday Night Special," scoring a handy win in 1:51.4. The four year-old son of No Pan Intended, pinned a defeat measuring 1 1/2 lengths over Premier (Rick Plano) with Freeneasy Hanover (Wally Hennessey) third. Rick's Sign crossed the wire fourth but was placed sixth and last after an incident halfway th...
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Ray Hall, You Rock My World win Weiss at Pocono

on 04/13/2014 2:00 AM
Ray Hall and You Rock My World picked up victories Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Bobby Weiss late closer series. There were two divisions of the Weiss held for three and four-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the trot, each carrying a purse of $15,000. Ray Hall (Justice Hall-Comebyrail), driven by Tim Tetrick and trained by Mark Harder, made it a perfect four...
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Yonkers hosts 4th round Blue Chip Matchmaker

on 04/12/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open Mare pacers. Three $40,000 divisions went postward. The first event saw Breeders Crown champ Shelliscape (Tim Tetrick, $7.20) get off the series schneid a handy, down-the-road effort (:27.3, :57,  1:24, 1:52). Winning the draw, she played "Catch Me If You Can,” and they could not. Ramalama (Ma...
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Lutetium wins Vernon opening night feature

on 04/12/2014 2:00 AM
Coming off three consecutive wins in the Open ranks at Buffalo, Lutetium ($5.30) proved a gutsy 1:52.4 winner, taking a lifetime mark in the featured $10,000 Miracle Mile 1 Trot at Vernon Downs on Opening Night, April 11. The seven-year-old Credit Winner gelding stayed true to his past strategy, clearing and setting a strong tempo, posting a :26.4 first quarter before facing pressure on t...
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Allstar Legend romps at The Meadowlands

on 04/12/2014 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. made a decision early in the Free For All Saturday night at the Meadowlands and that was to beat Golden Receiver at his own game.  Reaching the opening quarter in :26.1, Allstar Legend forced Golden Receiver into the pocket while clicking off a :54.4 half-mile and hitting three-quarters in 1:22.3.  On the far turn, Corey Callahan seemed to be asking Golden Receiver to...
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Hldontghttoyurdrms headlines Don Mills

on 04/12/2014 2:00 AM
Hldontghttoyurdrms, who recently captured the Horse And Groom final at The Meadowlands late last month, will headline the opening round of the Don Mills Series Saturday evening (April 12) at Woodbine Racetrack. The talented son of Muscles Yankee will begin from post 6 in the lone division in race nine for driver Jonathan Drury and trainer Corey Johnson. A 15-time winner in his care...
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Abelard Hanover wins thrilling feature at Pocono

on 04/12/2014 2:00 AM
Abelard Hanover made a second move late to rally for a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s featured Preferred pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000. Leaving from post position #6 in a field of eight at 7-1, Abelard Hanover (Rocknroll Hanover-Allamerican Coed), a 6-year-old gelding trained by Donald Billings, gunned to the early lead and set a screami...
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Casino Bags Carlo cashes in DSBF final

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Casino Bags Carlo swept to victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old male pace, the last of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the closing day of the 45th season at Dover Downs on Thursday.   When front-pacing favorite Elite Awards suddenly broke stride on the final turn, Vince Copeland, sitting second with Casino Bags Carlo, shot into th...
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Four straight for Up Front Kellie Jo

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
For the fourth consecutive week, Up Front Kellie Jo was up to the task in the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday in Northfield Park's 10th race. She is trained by Rob Harmon for owners Ed Mullinax and Mark Ford. Josh Sutton has been in the bike for all four of her consecutive victories.   Despite being assigned the outside, Up Front Kellie Jo (Bettor's Deligh...
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Kauffman leading Miami Valley dash race

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Kayne Kauffman extended his lead in the dash standings at the inaugural meet at Miami Valley Raceway by notching four wins on the Thursday night (April 10) program.   The 35-year-old Kauffman, determined to defend the dash title he earned at the final meet at nearby Lebanon Raceway in 2013, has 64 victories through the first 45 nights of racing. Runner-up Tyler Smith has 49 win...
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