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Favorites prevail in Indiana Gold Sire Stakes

on 07/31/2013 2:00 AM
Indiana Gold Sire Stakes action returned to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with a pair of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes divisions for three-year-old trotting colts highlighting the 14-race card on Wednesday, July 31. Favorites delivered in both divisions that were contested over a track rated sloppy after heavy rainfall in the area. Former Indiana Sire Stakes champion Natural Herbie ...
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Lucan Hanover takes Summertime Series final

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Casie Coleman's Lucan Hanover completed the Summertime Pacing Series sweep as the swift pacer scored at ease in the $47,000 final, Monday at Mohawk. Sent off as the 1-9 heavy favorite, Lucan Hanover also captured both preliminary legs for owners West Wins Stable and Christine Calhoun. Driven by Scott Zeron, Lucan Hanover settled away in fifth as Ahdoughnolum (Luc Ouellette) blasted to command ...
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McNairs put 5 in "Battle" finals at Grand River

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Elimination races for Grand River Raceway's 23rd annual Industry Day event were contested Monday evening, July 29. A total of seven elimination dashes were featured for two stake events: the $144,500 Battle Of Waterloo (ON-sired 2-year-old pacing colts) and the $75,400 Battle Of The Belles (ON-sired two-year-old pacing fillies).  Both stake finals will be featured during the 11-race ...
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2YO trotting fillies in Grassroots at Mohawk

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
The second showdown between 2-year-old trotting fillies Chelseas Chance and Diamonds For Life resulted in the fastest of five Grassroots divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 29. After finishing one-two in the July 6 season opener at Kawartha Downs, the fillies squared up for their second battle in Race 9 and engaged in an early tussle for the lead with Diamonds For Life reaching the q...
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Rockin Amadus draws post 1 in NJ Classic

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Rockin Amadeus, the Breeders Crown winner at two and the New Jersey Sires Stakes final champion at three, drew the rail in the $250,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic final on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Meadowlands.   The New Jersey Classic, which has a field of 11 three-year-old New Jersey-sired pacing colts and geldings, will be carded as race 13.   In the fil...
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Bee A Magician draws post 2 in Oaks final

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks elimination winner Mistery Woman drew post four for Saturday afternoon's $500,000 final at the Meadowlands, and then Bee A Magician, who won the other elim, drew post two, at the post-position draw held Tuesday afternoon at Il Villagio restaurant, near the racetrack.   Bee A Magician is listed as the 2-5 morning-line favorite in the final, with Miste...
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Post positions drawn for 88th Hambletonian

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Twenty-three 3-year-old male trotters were divided into three $70,000 eliminations for Saturday afternoon's Hambletonian at the Meadowlands, with the top three finishers in each, plus the fourth-place horse with the highest lifetime earnings, advancing to the same-day $1 million final.    Stanley Dancer Memorial winner Royalty For Life drew post 8 in the first Hambletonian...
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Jones is talking some Wheeling N Dealin

on 07/30/2013 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin, who went undefeated last season in nine starts, will start in the $1.2 million Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands, drawing post one in the second of three eliminations.    Trained by Dustin Jones and owned by Ecurie Synergie, Wheeling N Dealin remains winless from three starts this season.   The son of Cantab Hall will begin from post...
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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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