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Johansson aims for first Breeders Crown victory

on 10/09/2013 2:00 AM
Nancy Johansson is hoping she and the "Gator” can do something she never accomplished while working for her father, trainer Jimmy Takter. Win a Breeders Crown.   Johansson took care of a number of top horses while working for her dad, including 2010 Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive and world champion Tom Ridge, but never one that won a Crown. It seems difficult to beli...
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Meadows, MSOA honor Merriman's 6,000 wins

on 10/09/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) on Wednesday honored driver Aaron Merriman for achieving 6,000 career victories. Merriman, who splits his time between The Meadows and Northfield Park, notched the milestone win Tuesday at Northfield. Following Wednesday’s first race, the MSOA congratulated Merriman with a winners’ circle present...
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Win Missy B equals Meadows track record

on 10/09/2013 2:00 AM
In a sharp tune-up for Saturday’s Breeders Crown Mare Trot, Win Missy B matched The Meadows track record of 1:53.2 in capturing Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred, but she had to work hard late to do it. Following a sizzling 26.4 first quarter, Win Missy B opened a daylight lead before the pocket-sitting Victory Is Coming rallied in the lane. Win Missy B responded to Dick ...
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Brittany/Monieson mares to sell at Harrisburg

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
The dispersal of broodmares owned by Brittany Farms and the late Brian Monieson, along with the annual reduction of mares from Brittany Farms, will be offered for sale at the upcoming Harrisburg Mixed Sale on Friday, Nov. 8. The mares will be consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing, Agent.    Known for producing many great horses, including the legendary Art...
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Second start back a charm for San Pail

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
The 2011 Horse of the Year in the U.S. and Canada San Pail, a three-time Maple Leaf Trot winner, returned to victory lane at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening following an extensive layoff.   The 9-year-old trotting son of San Pellegrino, who was sidelined for over a year with a right-hind ankle injury, captured the $34,000 Preferred Trot in his second start off the shelf in 1:53.4...
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NY Supreme Court orders Pena charges dropped

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
The State of New York Supreme Court has rendered its decision in the case of trainer Lou Pena against theNew York State Gaming Commission.   The decision was to direct the State of New York to dismiss all charges against Pena.   The letter of decision by Supreme Court Justice, Honorable Vincent J. Reilly Jr., may be read by clicking on this link. (USTA)
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NY Harness Horse Breeders to honor Polisseni

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State are proud to announce that Wanda Polisseni has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal. For the seventh consecutive year, this award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding integrity in the sport and also has taken the time to give back to both harness racing and their community in the State of New York. W...
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156 Crown entries; no elims for 3FP, OHT

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
The cream of the 2013 crop jammed the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs entry box Tuesday morning with 156 trotters and pacers creating eliminations on Fri., Oct. 11, and Sat. Oct. 12, for all but two divisions.   The $5.6 million Breeders Crown finals will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., five-eighths mile oval with a special 5 p.m. (EDT) post time....
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Hanover yearling videos being posted daily

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms are in the process of filming the videos of their yearlings selling at Harrisburg. Most of the videos of the trotting colts are up now. All of the others will be posted on a daily basis until the process is completed. The videos can be found at the Hanover Shoe Farms website hanoverpa.com. Its anticipated that they should all be up by the end of this week. Visitors will b...
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Breeders Crown eliminations set

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician, Captaintreacherous and I Luv The Nitelife, who have combined to win 35 of 37 races and $3.67 million this year, lead the list of 156 horses entered Tuesday for the 12 Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Eliminations are unnecessary for the 3-year-old filly pacers and Open Trot, which both received nine entries. Eliminations for 2-year-old male and...
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No Breeders Crown start for Your So Vain

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
While 14 three-year-old male trotters will race in two Breeders Crown eliminations on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the list does not include Your So Vain, who won his elimination of the $527,000 Kentucky Futurity last Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile as the betting favorite and then was fourth as second choice in the final. "He's good, but we just decided to race in one or...
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Somwherovrarainbow qualifies in 1:53.1

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, the defending Breeders Crown champion for her division, will be back to defend her title on Oct. 19, Breeders Crown championship night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   With just nine 3-year-old filly pacers entered in the Crown, eliminations are not required. That means Somwherovrarainbow will go into the Crown off a one-month layoff since her last race was Sept...
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Sam Hill equals his own Meadows track mark

on 10/08/2013 2:00 AM
Sam Hill matched the track record for older geldings — a mark he already shared — when he captured Tuesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace in 1:49.3. Also, driver Aaron Merriman edged closer to 6,000 career wins.    Southern Allie and I Found My Beach dueled for the lead well past the half. That was the signal for Greg Wright Jr. to move Sam Hill from fifth. The 7-year-...
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Waterstone takes Red Mile leg of HANA contest

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
The mantle for the weekly leader in HANA Harness' 2013 Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge sponsored by Chicago Harness, IHHA, Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs was turned over to The Horseman And Fair World's Gordon Waterstone who topped all handicappers this past week with a net gain of $295 for the four-day Red Mile stand which allowed him to move up two positions i...
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Photo Suprirse no surprise in Lincoln Land

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
The richest trotting event of the season for 2-year-old state-bred trotting colts received top billing on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 diagonally gaited youngsters squared off in the $105,000 Lincoln Land Stake.   Despite taking the overland route from post 10, Jerry Graham's Photo Surprise struck a winning pose as he rallied gamely in the final strides to win by ...
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No Breeders Crown supplements

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
The deadline for ineligible horses to supplement to the Breeders Crown was noon on Monday. There were no supplemental entries.   The box closes on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. (EDT) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for all 12 divisions of eligible horses. Three year olds also have the option of entering the sophomore event to which they were nominated or an Open event. F...
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New Meadowlands grandstand nears opening

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
On Saturday night, Nov. 23, the newly constructed Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will open its doors, adding a new dimension to Meadowlands racing. This state of the art complex is a collaborative production by managing partner Jeffrey Gural, Ark Restaurants, Funbars Inc. and The Hard Rock that will span over 180,000 square feet across three floors plus an outdoor space that holds up ...
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I'm Won Rum Wiser fastest in DSBF 2FPs

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested on the Harrington Raceway program on Monday.   George and Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable's I'm Won Rum Wiser ($4.20, George Dennis) was the fastest winner with a 1:58.4 triumph from post seven in the third division. Trained by co-owner Dennis, the Headma...
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Summer Indian the chief of Meadows feature

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
Summer Indian quarter-poled to the lead for Eric Ledford and made the rest look easy in capturing Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a sharp 1:53.3 over a "good” surface.”   Summer Indian allowed his stablemate, Run And Tell Pap, to grab the early lead before unleashing the decisive move. He downed Run And Tell Pap by 1 1/4 lengths, with Count Me In third. &nb...
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Hello Carlo greets winner's circle for 50th time

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
Hello Carlo trotted home for his 50th career victory on Monday, winning Northfield Park's third race of the evening. The classy veteran trotter has 223 career starts, winning 50 times, and finishing second and third 31 and 28 times, respectively.   Hello Carlo (Carry The Message-Last Turn-Supergill) has career earnings of $248,678 and a lifetime mark of 1:55.4 taken at Scioto Downs ...
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