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Sunshine Beach ready to shine in Pace

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
The awkward kid has grown up and is ready to go with the big boys.   Sunshine Beach, who showed flashes of potential last year but struggled with consistency, won the $50,000 Meadowlands Pace elimination on July 6 and is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line to capture Saturday's $635,750 final. Trained by Mark Steacy and driven by George Brennan, Sunshine Beach won the elim ...
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Maple Leaf Trot draws 8, no elims needed

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
With eight horses entering for the $543,000 Maple Leaf Trot, set for July 20 at Mohawk Racetrack, no eliminations will be required for the 2013 edition of the classic race for open trotters.   Mister Herbie, last year's defending champion, will look for back-to-back wins in the rich event for trainer and co-owner Jeff Gillis. The son of Here Comes Herbie has banked $1,312,...
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Ontario positives dropped, horses reinstated

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is reporting Tuesday that all trainers and horses affected by the positive tests due to tainted feed have been cleared to race as of Monday, July 8.   Within one week in mid-June, five horses--Adaymer Seelster, Creampuff Macdaddy, Lucky Journal, Northern Spark and Posey Tina--tested positive for ractopamine, a Class 2 drug.   On June 26, the Onta...
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Big Meadowlands Pace card on Saturday

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, the brightest star in harness racing, makes his eagerly anticipated return to The Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday night.   "The Captain” is eyeing his next pot of gold, the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace, the richest stakes in the U.S. for 3-year-old pacers.   The Pace is the main event on the biggest night in the sport. The spectacular 14-race program ...
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Seventh Secret, Limelight Beach set PASS mark

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Although they've just begun their racing careers, Seventh Secret (Allamerican Native) and Limelight Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) have been traveling parallel paths.As they approached Tuesday's $269,805 Pennsylvania Sires Stake known as the Albatross at The Meadows, each was making his second career start. Each was sent off a considerable longshot, and each fell well off the pace early....
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Thunder Rises shatters record for 7/8 mile dash

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Thunder Rises, with Dan Shetler at the lines, shattered a 16-year-old record for the seventh-eighths mile dash on the pace when he powered home a winner in 1:39.2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 9.   As part of a four-horse blanket finish, Thunder Rises got up in the final strides to notch his fourth win of the season for trainer Andy Shetler. The previous recor...
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Reminder: Adios entries due July 16

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino management reminds owners and trainers that entries for the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios are due by Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. (For all other races drawn that day, the box closes at 9 a.m.).   Eliminations for the Adios are set for Saturday, July 20, when the card kicks off at 6:55 p.m.   The final, with an estimated purse of $500,00...
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Stillings, Quigley inducted into Hall of Fame

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
In ceremonies Sunday night on the lawn at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., horseman Richard Stillings and former racetrack executive Bob Quigley were formally inducted into the sport's Living Hall of Fame.   Also honored Sunday night were Communicators Corner inductees Bob Heyden and Sam McKee. While Heyden was introduced by former New York Yankees ma...
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Want to jump on the Sunshine Beach Bus?

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Organizers with Sunshine Beach Bus have released the details regarding a bus trip which will be leaving to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, July 13.   The bus trip to the Meadowlands will leave Saturday from Napanee and will make stops in Kingston, Gananoque and Lansdowne.   Riders on the bus will stay in New Jersey overnight and will then head to Blue Chip Farms for a tour ...
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David Miller, Bill Weaver named to HOF ballot

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller and breeder William Weaver will be on this summer's ballot for election to the Living Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Monday.   Veteran writers on a screening committee, after discussion with an advisory committee of Hall of Famers, take nominations sent in by USHWA chapters and select nominees to go before the voters. Nominees must r...
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Meadowlands to install HDTV in new grandstand

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
International Sound Corporation (ISC) was chosen to install a new High Definition broadcast control room at the New Meadowlands Racetrack.   The new broadcast system will provide high definition coverage for racing at the New Meadowlands marking a new era at one of the premier racetracks in the country. The Meadowlands is in the process of building a brand new, state-of-the-art rac...
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Bouchard moves base to Saratoga Harness

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard hopes to feel at home in Saratoga Springs.   The 46-year-old Bouchard spent time last weekend moving his family from Goshen, N.Y., to Saratoga, where he has been driving regularly this season. Bouchard lived eight years in the Goshen area while winning driving titles at Monticello and Yonkers raceways. Bouchard is fourth in the driver standings at Saratoga...
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Jack Attack's 1:53 sets PA Stallion Stakes mark

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Hammered down to 1-9, Jack Attack made it look like smart money when he captured a division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows in a stake-record 1:53. The stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over six divisions, with Dontmeswiththebest, Jackson Brady, Heart Felt, Leyden and Jolted By Wine also taking $20,000 splits. Dave Palone e...
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Warrawee Needy 1:46.4, Sweet Lou win Haughton elims

on 07/07/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands staged two $50,000 eliminations for the $471,800 William Haughton Memorial for free-for-all pacers on Saturday night.   Warrawee Needy and Sweet Lou took the eliminations, and the right to select their posts. Warrawee Needy will have post 2 as the 5-2 favorite following a world-record equaling win. Sweet Lou has post 3 as the 3-1 second choice.   War...
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Andie Sophia captures Hudson Filly Trot

on 07/07/2013 2:00 AM
Andie Sophia (Larry Stalbaum) lasted on the lead Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $155,624 final of the Hudson Filly Trot for 3 year olds. Normally a Yonkers Trot companion event, the Hudson was all by itself this time around.   The race took on a different script even before it started when 2-5 favorite Lady Broadway (Eric Goodell) jumped it off. With last week's eliminat...
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Twilight Bonfire wins Scioto invite as M Pace prep

on 07/07/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Danny Collins and owner Robert Key's decision to take a bye with Twilight Bonfire and advance directly to the $635,000 Meadowlands Pace on July 13 at the Meadowlands paid off when the 3-year-old pacer scored a 1:50.4 victory in Saturday night's $30,000 Invitational Pace at Scioto Downs.   While Sunshine Beach was capturing the Meadowlands Pace elim, Twilight Bonfire was...
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Sevruga trots world record 1:50.3f

on 07/07/2013 2:00 AM
Sevruga matched the fastest time ever trotted on a five-eighth-mile oval with a romping win in a Preferred Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Sunday night. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Sevruga (SJ's Caviar-Stunning Lindsey), a 5-year-old gelding from the Julie Miller barn, left from post position No. 6 in a field of seven as the 1-5 favorite. Driver Andy Miller sent him to t...
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O'Donnell wins Gerry Trot for Hall of Famers at Goshen

on 07/07/2013 2:00 AM
"You still got it, kid,” said John Campbell to Bill O'Donnell as the latter walked in to the winners circle after taking top spot (2:00.3) in the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot for Hall of Fame drivers on Sunday at Goshen Historic Track.   The field of nine drivers, including the newest member of the Hall of Fame, Dick Stillings, competed, with O'Donne...
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New York Sire Stakes at Yonkers

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night fare featured the $291,475 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions--worth $96,025, $97,725 and $97,725, respectively—went at it. The opening group saw Bet the Moon (Jim Morrill Jr.) last on the lead in a life-best effort. In play from post position No. 4, Bet the Moon led the lads through fractions...
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Favorites kick off Town Pro pacing series

on 07/06/2013 2:00 AM
The opening round of the Town Pro Pacing Series began on Friday evening at Mohawk featuring a pair of $20,000 divisions for sophomore pacing fillies. Both Seaside Rory and Leaveumlady found the winner’s circle as favorites for their respective connections. In the first split, Jody Jamieson and Seaside Rory got under the wire first. Rachel Welch (Mike Saftic) was the first leader as she ...
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