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Monkey Man steps up, wins PA Stallion Stake

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Monkey Man, who couldn't get out of his own way while preparing for the races, had it all together Tuesday at The Meadows when he captured his division of a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake.   The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over five divisions, with Doncango, Fly Past Hanover, Uriel and Dominum Deo also taking $20,000 splits. Dave Palone ...
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Divination captures Fox Valley Evita at Balmoral

on 07/29/2013 2:00 AM
Picking up right where he left off after posting seven wins, including four stake victories, on Saturday night's card, driver Mike Oosting continued to dominate the Southland Festival of Racing action. guiding Derek Jacobus and Kevin Kline's Divination to a three-quarter length score in Sunday's $45,000 Fox Valley Evita Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old trotting fillies at Balmora...
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Jacks To Open tops Tattersalls sale at $122,000

on 07/29/2013 2:00 AM
Jacks To Open, a 3-year-old gelded son of Conway Hall, topped the 2012 Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale held Sunday, July 28, at the Meadowlands. Nick Surick bought the sophomore on behalf of Howard Schneidler, bidding $122,000.   Jacks To Open had raced at the Meadowlands the previous night in an open for Hambletonian-eligible colts and geldings. Although he broke stride and finished ...
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NY owner-breeder Pat Tarsio dies at 96

on 07/29/2013 2:00 AM
Patrick "Pat" Anthony Tarsio, 96, of Newburgh, N.Y., a longtime Standardbred owner/breeder, died July 28, at home with his family by his side. Mr. Tarsio was a son of the late Antonio and Filomena (Troncilito) Tarsio andwas born Aug. 28, 1916, in Newburgh. He married the late Alice F. (Ferreri)on Aug. 27, 1939 in Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. Hewas a member of St. Francis Church, Newburg...
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Trainer says Mistery Woman ready for Oaks

on 07/29/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Jonas Czernyson thinks Mistery Woman is getting better with every start. The question is whether her "better” is going to be enough to beat the best in Saturday's $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Mistery Woman won one of last weekend's two $35,000 Hambletonian Oaks eliminations, beating Classic Martine by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:53. The other elim went...
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Ali Blue fastest in NYSS 2FP divisions at Tioga

on 07/29/2013 2:00 AM
Ali Blue (Yannick Gingras) posted the fastest of three divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing fillies on Monday night at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position number one in a field scratched down to seven, Gingras moved Ali Blue back to the front after an opening quarter of :29 set by Suplemental Income (Matt Kakaley). From there the duo posted fracti...
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Veteran racing writer Jack Ireland dies

on 07/29/2013 2:00 AM
Longtime racing writer Jack Ireland, 66, died on Thursday, July 25, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.   Born in Wilmington, Del., Mr. Ireland graduated from St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas in 1969. He began a career in sports journalism career working six years at the Seaford Leader, in lower Delaware. He then moved t...
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Dewycolorintheline wins Yonkers Trot

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
"If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son." Rudyard Kipling, as performed by Ray Schnittker. Schnittker and Dewycolorintheline prevailed Saturday night. winning the Yonkers Trot, edition 59. Yonkers Raceway's first leg of the Trotting Triple Crown--worth ...
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Oosting posts 4 stakes wins at Balmoral

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
State bred pacers and trotters were front and center on Saturday, July 27th as Balmoral Park presented its Southland Festival of Racing. A total of five championship titles were contested with more than $290,000 in purse money up for grabs as the Prairie States top two and three-year-old pacers slugged it out in one of 2013’s biggest nights. Trotters kicked off the r...
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Invictus Hanover fastest in Arden Downs

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
How sweet is it when a colt purchased as a yearling a few hundred yards from the finish line wins a division of an Arden Downs stake the very next year? According to Dave Palone, it was sweet, indeed, when he piloted Invictus Hanover to victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gov. David Lawrence at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit event for freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested Adios Day ...
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Sweet Lou, Warrawee Needy win elims

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou and Warrawee Needy won their respective $50,000 U.S. Pacing Championship eliminations on Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack. Sweet Lou was the winner of the first elimination for the $213,650 U.S. Pacing Championship final on Saturday, Aug. 3. With Yannick Gingras driving, Sweet Lou was back in fourth at the first split, as Bolt The Duer (Mark MacDonald) was first to...
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Corky, High Bridge score in Hambo preps

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Corky (David Miller) had it all his way in the first of two $25,000 prep races for Hambletonian eligibles on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   He was first off the gate and first to the lead by the :28.3 opening quarter. Corky led the field to the :57.3 half with Muscle Mountain (Jimmy Takter Jr.) and Banco Solo (Ron Pierce) trailing him. Caveat Emptor (Steve Smit...
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Royalty For Life wins Hambo tune-up at Vernon

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Chris Lems enjoyed a stupendous Saturday night at Vernon Downs, logging five first-place finishes, including feature race wins with the highly-regarded sophomore trotter Royalty For Life in the $13,200 third contest and the fleet-footed pacer JK Panache in the week's $10,000 Open event.   The five victories tied Lems with Rick Plano and Roman Lopez for most driving victories on a single V...
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Fool Me Once, Bet The Moon take NYSS

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Some of the best 3-year-old pacers in New York took center stage at Tioga Downs on a beautiful Sunday afternoon (July 28). Two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes and five divisions of the Excelsior were on display.   The first division of the NYSS featured Fool Me Once as the bettors' 1-5 choice and he did not disappoint. Sent to the front by regular pilot Scott Zeron,...
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2YO trotters on display at the Meadowlands

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the important two year old trotting stakes, the Merrie Annabelle and Peter Haughton Memorial, were contested at the Meadowlands on Friday night and the meet's leading driver and defending champ Yannick Gingras swept all three races. With a dozen fillies entered in the Merrie Annabelle, byes were offered to and accepted by top money winners Cee Bee Yes and Shake It Cerry....
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Sunfire Blue Chip takes 47th Adios in 1:48.3!

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
With one quick, decisive burst to the front, Sunfire Blue Chip had a talented field at his mercy and went on to win Saturday’s $450,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows by 3/4 lengths in 1:48.3. Vegas Vacation and Word Power, who both ducked, rallied from well back to finish second and third, respectively. The winner was sent off the co-second wagering choice at 5-2. Leaving...
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Somwherovrarainbow sharp in Adioo Volo win

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, last year’s divisional champion who has struggled through sickness at times in 2013, appeared back on track Saturday at The Meadows when she captured a division of the $136,920 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo. Nikki Beach took the other split in the event for 3-year-old filly pacers, which was part of the Delvin Miller Adios card. Montrell Teague piloted Somwherovrarain...
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Bee A Magician, Mistery Woman win Oaks elims

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician and Mistery Woman won the eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks next Saturday at The Meadowlands Racetrack.   The top five finishers in each elimination for 3-year-old trotting fillies advanced to the $500,000 final, the companion event to the $1.2 million Hambletonian that same afternoon.   The connections of the elimination winners will draw for pos...
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Johny Rock, I Luv The Nitelife take NJ preps

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Johny Rock and I Luv the Nitelife, both offspring of Rocknroll Hanover, turned in winning performances in stakes preps on Saturday night, July 27, 2013 at the Meadowlands. Both will be back on Hambletonian Day, August 3, for the finals of the most prestigious events for New Jersey-sired pacers, the $250,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic for three-year-old colts and the $125,000 Th...
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DSBF finals highlight Governor's Day card

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's richest program of its 67th year of live horse racing brought cooler than normal temperatures for the annual Governor's Day of racing during the Delaware State Fair. With temperatures hovering in the upper 60's most of the day, it was a welcome change from previous years when 90-plus degree temperatures were the norm.   Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breede...
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