Ohio’s Swapportunity wins Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge

on 11/17/2019 2:25 AM
LaSalle Investments LLC's Swapportunity ($5.40) gave Ohio top honors in Saturday's $25,000 Wolverine-Buckeye Invitational Pace on Saturday evening at Northville Downs, just holding the Michigan-based Top Notch at bay.   Swapportunity left strongly from post two to establish close inside position, but yielded to Still Friskie (David Lake) and OGradys First Man (Don Harmon)...
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Angers Bayama, Lifetime Royalty win Harvest finals

on 11/17/2019 2:21 AM
 Series finals, a milestone and Jackpot score headlined an eventful Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. An 11-race card featured a trio of main events with a pair of Harvest Series finals for Ontario-sired 3-year-old colts and geldings and a $34,000 Preferred Pace. Easy Lover Hanover became harness racing’s newest millionaire with 1:51.4 victory in the $34,000 Preferr...
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Swansea, Jack’s Legend N win Yonkers opens

on 11/17/2019 2:18 AM
Swansea (Austin Siegelman, $19.20) and Jack’s Legend N (Jason Bartlett, $3.90) proved best Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $42,000 Open Handicaps.   Swansea rolled from second-over in the week’s marquee trot, picking off a stubborn Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton). From post position No.  5, he prevailed by a length in 1:55.1.  Will Take...
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Atlanta cruises in TVG prep at Big M

on 11/17/2019 2:14 AM
Atlanta tuned up for next week’s TVG Mares Trot by winning the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands in dominant fashion. The fastest trotter in Big M history by virtue of her 1:49.1 clocking On July 6 of this year, Atlanta toyed with a talented field in the mile oval's featured $30,000 Preferred for trotters. Sent to the gate as the 3-5 public choice, driver Yannic...
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Highlights galore as Pocono closes 2019 season

on 11/16/2019 11:25 PM
n the closing night of the 2019 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, there were many highlights, with champions both human and equine honored. But stealing the show was 23-year-old provisional driver Sofia Zingale, who picked a dramatic circumstance in which to record her first-ever sulky victory – in the final $15,000 Billings Amateur Driving Series Eastern Championship. Zinga...
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Missile J prevails in Dayton feature

on 11/16/2019 10:55 PM
This hasn’t been a year to brag about for the classy veteran pacer Missile J, but on Saturday his back class prevailed in Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s $16,500 Open Pace.  The 6-year-old son of American Ideal won for just the third time in 18 seasonal starts—earning $48,955—but the 1:51.2 score was his 26th in his career and boosted his lifetime bounty...
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Tullow N powers to Batavia Downs Open victory

on 11/16/2019 9:28 PM
Starting slow and finishing fast was a winning strategy for Tullow N, who posted a convincing victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on a very cold Saturday night (Nov. 16).  I'm So Handsome (Billy Davis Jr.) took command early and led the single-file field to the half in :58.2. It was there that Tullow N (John Cummings Jr.) pulled first-over and motored up the ...
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Lather Up to stand at Ohio’s Sugar Valley

on 11/16/2019 11:32 AM
Lather Up’s ownership announced on Friday the decision to stand their world champion at Sugar Valley Farm in Ohio rather than at the new Diamond Creek farm in New York. “When we saw the overwhelming reception on the part of Ohio breeders coupled with that of top breeders from other states who appreciate the convenience of shipped semen, Adam (Bowden) and I thought it best to stand...
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Misslarose best in Meadowlands feature

on 11/16/2019 4:51 AM
Misslarose is a veteran who knows what the winner’s circle at the Meadowlands looks like, and the 5-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-Marion Chocolata found her way there again Friday night after winning the Big M’s featured event, a high-level $20,000 conditioned trot. Gemologist, the longest shot in the field at odds of 79-1, was on the go early and led the field past the q...
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Icanflylikeanangel wins Yonkers trot feature

on 11/16/2019 4:48 AM
With nary a distaff derby in sight Friday night, Yonkers Raceway offered $22,000 tri-features.  In the trot, odds-on favorite Icanflylikeanangel (Jason Bartlett, $3.30) has no issues whatsoever. From post position No. 5, he worked around Majestic Brayden (Joe Bongiorno), making the lead before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile. From, there, it was a  :58.2 intermission and 1:27 thr...
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Wheels A Turning repeats at Batavia

on 11/16/2019 4:44 AM
Wheels A Turning scored a narrow come-from-behind win in the feature trot at Batavia Downs last week. This week she took control off the gate and provided the same outcome in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot over a sloppy track at the Downs on Friday night.  The feature field was scratched down to five and the lone mare, Wheels A Turning (Shawn McDonough) was the best off the gate, hitti...
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Crystalline back to winning ways at Plainridge Park

on 11/15/2019 8:19 PM
3-year-old Massachusetts Sire Stake Champion Crystalline looked in top form two-weeks removed from her $100,000 final victory after cruising to an easy win in the $12,000 trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (Nov. 15). Driver Kevin Switzer Jr. took Crystalline to the wood fourth and waited for everyone to seat behind Hs Marcia (Drew Campbell) moving to the quarter. When the...
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When You Dance springs 11-1 upset in Meadows pace

on 11/15/2019 7:43 PM
  When You Dance relentlessly wore down the leader, Bettor Than Spring, and edged him at the wire to pull off an 11-1 upset in Friday's $18,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   When You Dance was fourth down the backside when Jim Pantaleano sent him first over. When You Dance and Bettor Than Spring dueled through the stretch before When You Dance surged late to score t...
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Tetrick wins six more at Philly on Friday afternoon

on 11/15/2019 5:01 PM
Drivers Dexter Dunn and George Napolitano Jr. won the feature races at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon – and red-hot Tim Tetrick won about everything else. Dunn guided the Captaintreacherous sophomore filly Philly Hanover to her second straight victory while winning the $18,000 top-billed distaff pace in 1:51.4. The "hometown horse" had to go the first-over route...
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Lasky named winner of HHYF Service to Youth Award

on 11/15/2019 12:35 PM
Robert (Bob) Lasky has been selected as the recipient of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s (HHYF) 2019 Service To Youth Award. He will accept his plaque at the Dan Patch Awards on Feb. 23, 2020 in Orlando.   “Without Bob’s willingness to assist with the trucking, this past summer’s programs would likely have been very limited. Bob stepped up to get the ...
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Wolverines vs. Buckeyes Saturday at Northville

on 11/15/2019 10:25 AM
A longtime mainstay at the former Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio, will be resurrected on Saturday night when the $25,000 Wolverine-Buckeye Invitational Pace heads a 12-race card at Northville Downs.   Four pacers with Michigan connections will square off against a quartet of their Ohio-based rivals in the featured event, carded as Race 10 on the program. First post time is 7:30 p.m. Eas...
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Entries now accepted for Winter Mixed Sale

on 11/15/2019 8:33 AM
Tattersalls Sales Co. has announced that entries are now being accepted for the company’s annual Winter Mixed Sale, to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 at the Meadowlands.   The sale, formerly called the January Select Mixed Sale, was renamed in keeping with the format of the company’s other Meadowlands mixed auctions held in the spring and summer. ...
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Indiana shippers spring Dayton surprises

on 11/15/2019 8:31 AM
A pair of longshots, both invading from Indiana following the completion of the Harrah’s Hoosier Park meet, flashed the most final quarter mile trot in Hollywood Dayton’s weekly $17,500 Open Trot, lighting up the toteboard with boxcar payoffs.   Sweet Mr Pinetucky (Chris Page) swept three wide around the final turn after getting away near the rear of the full field and kep...
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Thru The Wickets, Lady Driver win Harvest finals

on 11/15/2019 8:29 AM
Thru The Wickets and Lady Driver took home the gold in Thursday evening’s Harvest Series finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park.  The $47,500 final for trotting fillies and $50,200 final for pacing fillies wrapped up the three-week event for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies. Thru The Wickets tipped three wide from fifth shortly before three-quarters and powered down the center of the tr...
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Bettors Fire N captures another Plainridge Open

on 11/14/2019 9:22 PM
The classic line, “Thank you sir, may I have another?” from the movie Animal House seems more than fitting to describe the effort put in by top-class pacer Bettors Fire N on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 14) after taking his second straight win in identical fashion in the $15,000 Open Handicap pace at Plainridge Park.   Opus Blue Chip (Bruce Ranger) took the initial lead in the...
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