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Wake Up Peter, Captive Audience score in series

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Whata Baron Series for pacing horses and geldings opened with a pair of $22,500 divisions of the first leg on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The track was fast and temperature seasonal when the first split went away as race six with Wake Up Peter redeeming himself and his backers after a pair of losses as the 3-5 favorite. Starting from the rail with driver Scott Zero...
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Foiled Again, Apprentice Hanover top Levy action

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke Stable ATM, officially named Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, continued with Round 3 Saturday night.  Burke trained the winners in all but one of the evening's four, $50,000 divisions.   Since the last (grouping) shall be first, let us begin where we usually do, with Foiled Again. He and driver Yannick Gingras went the distance, th...
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Dovuto Hanover takes Pocono feature

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover rallied in the final strides to score a tight victory in Saturday night's featured Preferred Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Dovuto Hanover (Dragon Again-Daughteroffortune), the 4-5 favorite in a field of six following wins in two of his last three races at the Meadowlands, left from post position 5 in a field of six and sat...
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Royal Outlook wins Duncan Memorial at Hoosier

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Royal Outlook, guided by Peter Wrenn, turned in a sharp, gate-to-wire performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, The $22,000 Jarrod Duncan Memorial Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 5. With a final time of 1:52.3, Royal Outlook was able to control the tempo throughout the race to score his fifth win of the season.   Leaving f...
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Panocchio wires field in 2014 debut at Pompano

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Panocchio, making his 2014 debut here at Pompano Park on Saturday night, scored a gate-to-wire victory in 1:52 for Bruce Ranger.   The 4-year-old son of No Pan Intended, trained by Jim Mattison, who co-owns with Emile Johnson, put up panels of :27, :56.3 and 1:23.4 en route to the win, which measured a half length over Freeneasy Hanover (Wally Hennessey) with Yankees In Six (Ma...
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Susan Sarandune stakes winner at Balmoral

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
State-bred pacing fillies took center stage on Saturday, April 5, at Balmoral Park as a field of seven 3-year-olds squared off in the $10,000 Direct Balance Stake. After an adventuresome mile, it was the Perry Smith owned and trained Susan Sarandune who wound up prevailing by three-lengths in a career best of 1:57.   Hustled to the front by driver Kyle Wilfong, the daughter of Dunes...
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Auditorial captures Buffalo claiming series

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Auditorial had a second and a pair of third place finishes in the qualifying legs of the Michael Scores Knockout Claiming Series at Buffalo Raceway but he saved his best for the $22,750 finals Saturday night (April 5) and registered the mild upset in 1:57.4.   The surprises then continued in the co-featured $10,500 Open Pace as Sand Savage ($16.00) posted a head win over the heavily...
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Dunroven Stud's Steve Brown, 81, dies

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
  Steve Brown, who operated Dunroven Stud on historic Walnut Hall Farm in Lexington, KY, with his wife, Martha, and previously managed Walnut Hall Farm, died Sunday evening after battling cancer. He was 81.   Mr. Brown and his wife bred 2012 Kentucky Futurity winner My MVP, Hambletonian Oaks champion Must Be Victory, and many other stakes winners over the years. He also race...
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Meadowlands opening rooftop terrace April 25

on 04/05/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is racing into spring with the opening of Victory Terrace, the sprawling outdoor rooftop lounge on top of the $100 million dollar race track and entertainment complex. Opening on April 25, Victory Terrace will offer table service, happy hour specials, and amazing city views. Designed with quality in mind, customers can enjoy the finest in dining with tabl...
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Stars in qualifiers include Maven, Uncle Peter

on 04/05/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday morning qualifiers at the Meadowlands were held under sunny skies with a stiff wind from the west (into their faces in the homestretch) and featured the return to the races of several stakes types.    Archangel, winner of the 2012 Yonkers Trot in world record time, returned to the track after spending last season in the stud barn at Blue Chip Farms. He now resides ...
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Multi-year suspensions handed down in PA

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission (PHRC) has reached an agreement with two trainers whose horses tested positive for the blood-boosting drug darbepoetin (Aranesp) last May after racing at Harrah's Philadelphia. Trainers Chastity L. Dege of Seaford, Del., and John Wagner of Centerville, Md., were originally fined $5,000, suspended for five years, and the purse money earned by the ho...
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USTA's online entry program live on Monday

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
The USTA's online entry program, which has been in the beta testing phase during the past month, is scheduled to go live on Monday (April 7). When the platform kicks off officially on Monday, nine racetracks are signed up and ready to start taking online entries. The nine tracks are Balmoral Park, Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway, Maywood Park, The Meadows, Plainridge Racecourse, Mohegan Sun at Po...
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PA HarnessWeek kicks off 7th season

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
"PA HarnessWeek,” harness racing's fastest-paced half-hour, kicks off its seventh season on Saturday.   The show covers the best of harness racing from Pennsylvania and across the globe. Hosts Heather Vitale and Steve Ross have been a team since the second season. Sportscaster Sharla McBride continues as reporter and guest host. Two-time Emmy® award winner Bruce Casella, who has bee...
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Anndrovette's Matchmaker win her first in 2014

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker, its premier proving ground for Open Mare pacers, on Friday night. Three soggy $40,000 divisions went postward.   The first event saw former New York Sire Stakes standout Summertime Lea (George Brennan, $2.40, part of odds-on entry) take it to the house (:29.2, :58.4, 1:26.4, 1:55.1). Leaving from post posit...
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Rock N Roll Xample wins again in Blossom

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
After an impressive victory in the opening leg of the Blossom Series last week at Woodbine, Rock N Roll Xample repeated her effort with a convincing score in the lone, second-leg division Friday at Woodbine. The pacing miss will look for the $36,000 series sweep on Friday, April 11, at Woodbine.   Outtathewheelhouse (Jonathan Drury) gunned their way to the front to lead past the opening s...
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2 in a row at Hoosier for American Girl

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
American Girl and driver Peter Wrenn found the winner's circle for the second consecutive time after turning in a sharp, front-stepping effort to capture the featured event, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 4. In just her second start of the season, American Girl switched up her tactics from the previous week and was a decisive w...
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Southwind Pepino, Lutetium, Southern Allie win

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
Despite the fact he was making his first money start in over four months, Southwind Pepino was impressive Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway, fighting fierce wind gusts and six creditable rivals to capture the $9,000 Open Trot.   A winner of eight races and $165,000 last year, Southwind Pepino, a handsome six-year-old son of Chocolatier, had just a mediocre qualifier under his...
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Last chance for first year studs for Crown

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
April represents the last chance for stallions standing their first commercial season in 2014 to be nominated to Breeders Crown No. 31. This is the program for foals of 2015 to be made eligible to the $5 million championship series. The conditions allow for first-year stallions to be made eligible to the program as long as the advertised stud fee and any surcharges are paid within 60 days after ...
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American In Paris top JK Letitgo in series leg

on 04/04/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands unveiled a brand new series for female pacers on Friday night, named for the talented race mare and Hall of Fame broodmare Artistic Vision.   The first of two scheduled $22,500 legs required the entrants be split into a pair of sevens with the first division going postward as just a five-horse field after two scratches in race two. The two hottest mares nominated to t...
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I Like My Boss remains perfect in DSBF

on 04/03/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss made it six wins in six career starts, all in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events, while Toolbox and Streets Of Gold also won $20,000 second leg colt trot preliminaries on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Unlike last week's prelim, I Like My Boss came from behind to keep his record perfect, scoring a 1:56 triumph in his $20,000 division. Jonathan Roberts was co...
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