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Weeper's 1:51.4 fastest in Keystone Classic

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
Weeper had the field in tears once again Tuesday at The Meadows as she jogged off to the fastest win in a $121,200 Keystone Classic for 2-year-old pacing fillies. The event was contested over four divisions, with That Woman Hanover, Lucy's Pearl and McVita Bella taking the other splits.   Mike Wilder (That Woman Hanover, McVita Bella) and Dave Palone (Weeper, Lucy's Pearl) each enjo...
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Former Maywood executive Pat Flavin dies

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
Chicago native Patrick J. Flavin, 74, former chairman and president of Maywood Park, died Thursday, Sept. 19, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he had resided since 1993. Born and raised on Chicago's West Side, Mr. Flavin attended Loyola University, worked for IBM, then, in the mid 1960s, started an innovative computer software design firm, American Data Centre. Through the years, ADC expande...
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3rd time a charm for Chantal and DW's NY Yank

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
It could have been "three strikes and you're out!" but instead it was "the third time is a charm" for DW's NY Yank and Chantal Sutherland-Kruse at The Meadows on Monday afternoon. With Thoroughbred jockey Sutherland-Kruse aboard, DW's NY Yank bested the North American record for one mile under saddle on a five-eighths mile track with a 1:59 effort. The record came after DW's NY Yank made ...
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Freshman filly trotters kick off Red Mile Grand Circuit

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
The fortnight of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile gets underway with the Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night. This group has had a remarkable season to this point with a bounty of talented debutantes re-writing the record books throughout the summer.   Three divisions of freshman fillies will race over the clay with the first split carded a...
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Ewald Hanover fastest in Keystone Classic

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
Used multiple times during the mile, Ewald Hanover responded like a polished veteran, roaring through the stretch to capture the fastest division of Monday's $121,400 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old cold and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Kingofthejungle and Seventh Secret taking the other splits.   Dave Palone's four wins on the 15...
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Uncle Peter shatters track record at Hoosier

on 09/22/2013 2:00 AM
The sport’s top trotters were showcased in the $230,000 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during an action-packed 14-race card on Saturday, September 21. Uncle Peter, with David Miller at the lines, became the sport’s newest millionaire and shattered the track record for older horses on the trot when powered home a winner in 1:52.3. The previous track record of 1...
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“The Captain” conquers Hoosier Park

on 09/22/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous continued his winning ways in stunning fashion while taking the $50,000 Jenna’s Beach Boy Invitational for 3-year-old male pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. The 2012 Pacer of the Year embraced his title as he made every call a winning one in his Hoosier Park debut and coasted across the wire four lengths in front in 1:49.4. Leaving ...
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Sapphire City wins open handicap at Yonkers

on 09/22/2013 2:00 AM
Sapphire City (Jason Bartlett) parlayed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned the pole, Sapphire City found the only leaver in Michael's Power (Eric Goodell). That one made the lead before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile, then rated a 56.4 intermission. At that point, last week's winner, Great Vintage (Larry Stalbaum), tried it fi...
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Gold colts sizzle at Mohawk before lights go out

on 09/21/2013 2:00 AM
Weather brought Mohawk Racetrack’s Friday (Sept. 20) program to an early halt, but not before fans got a taste of what they can expect when the top Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series horses return to the Campbellville oval for Super Final Night. Two Gold divisions for the 3-year-old trotting colts, two for the 2-year-old trotting colts and one freshman pacing colt division were completed b...
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Palone, Burke to drive prompters in under-saddle record attempt

on 09/21/2013 2:00 AM
When Chantal Sutherland-Kruse tries for the North American trotting-under-saddle record Monday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, two of harness racing’s most accomplished horsemen will be part of the effort. The Meadows and The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) announced today that Dave Palone, the "winningest” driver in North American harness history, and Ron Burke,...
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Illinois-breds shine on Saturday at Balmoral

on 09/21/2013 2:00 AM
State-bred pacers were front and center on Saturday, Sept. 21st at Balmoral Park  as a pair of two-year-old events shared top billing on the 13-race program. An overflow field of 12 freshman pacing fillies was sent postward in the $14,200 Thrifty Way Stake to kick off the Saturday action. When the dust settled it was Sawgrass Farms Molly Go Lightly who emerged with a 2...
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Rocklamation upsets in Milton Stakes Final

on 09/21/2013 2:00 AM
The defending champion, Rocklamation, did it again once again as she posted the 12-1 upset in this year’s $284,000 Milton Stakes Final on Saturday evening at Mohawk. The pacing miss equaled her own stakes record of 1:49.4 taken last year at odds of 23-1. The race changed drastically from the start as even-money favourite Drop The Ball (Doug McNair) made a break behind the starting ...
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Northern Companion wins Open pace at Vernon

on 09/21/2013 2:00 AM
Northern Companion rallied in the homestretch to catch and defeat the pace-setting favorite Sheer Brilliance in Saturday night’s $10,000 Open pace at Vernon Downs. With trainer Robert Hoffman at the controls in Saturday’s featured second race, Northern Companion advanced from fifth in the early going to second entering the final furlong, and then kept digging until he had completed hi...
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Final leg of NYSS 2FT held at Yonkers

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $235,887 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Three divisions, at $78,629 each, made up the event.   Division leader Maud Blue Chip (Tyler Buter) did nothing to hurt her resume, airing at 2-5 in the first grouping. In play from post position No. 4, she never had any angst through fractions of :30.2, 1:00.4, 1:31.2...
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Another strong round of Kindergartners at Red Mile

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
The Red Mile played host to the fourth and penultimate leg of the Kindergarten Trotting Classic Series on Thursday evening. Conditions were ideal, as they often are in Lexington, Ky., and seven divisions of the freshman trotters were performing before a crowd of their human counterparts for a purse of $10,000 per split on "College Night” at the track.   Noel Daley has made a tidy ...
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Googoo Gaagaa upset at Maryland fair

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
With regular driver Corey Callahan at the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio, and Googoo Gaagaa needing a race, owner-trainer Richard Hans got to do his favorite thing--drive "Goo" in a race. It wasn't the Open at a big track or a 4-year-old stake, it was in the FFA race at the local Frederick County, Md. fair.   Hans has always supported the fair races, bringing two or th...
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RMTC to review clenbuterol rules for harness

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) held a regular meeting Sept.17 in Denver, Colo. Phil Langley, president of the US Trotting Association (USTA), and Mike Tanner, USTA CEO, attended the meeting representing harness racing.   The RMTC board voted to authorize the RMTC's Scientific Advisory Committee to explore whether the scientific research...
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Super Classic wins Charles I. Smith Trot

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
Choco Sun led a Chocolatier sweep of the top three spots of the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres and Super Classic won the $38,500 Charles I. Smith Trot on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   Choco Sun, driven by Jim Meittinis and trained by Oriano Torstensson, captured the Green Acres final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:59.3, finishing a nose ahead of Choc...
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Facing Captaintreacherous a thrill for trainer

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
When trainer Lyle Scurlock was thinking about this season’s schedule for 3-year-old pacer LB’s Alamericanjoy, he never imagined he would send the homebred gelding into a race against Captaintreacherous. On Saturday night, he will do just that. LB’s Alamericanjoy is among the seven horses competing in Saturday’s $50,000 Jenna’s Beach Boy Invitational for 3-year-old male pace...
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Mohawk forced to cancel Friday evening card

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
Due to a power outage, Mohawk Racetrack was forced to cancel the remainder of its Friday night program following race six. A pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions were scheduled to take place in races nine and 10, but have been postponed until Saturday evening with a 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. post time. Simulcast wagering is still available throughout the evening. Saturday n...
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