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The Real One captures Yonkers Open

on 11/10/2019 8:18 AM
Former all-age track record-holder The Real One (Pat Lachance, $13.40) stuck his tongue out at the wire Saturday night (Nov. 9), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Third-over from assigned post position No. 4,  The Real One was sixth—then fifth—when he bid in earnest. He snapped a first-over Dancin’ Dragon (George Brennan) in 1:53, wit...
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Hallie’s Comet scores at Meadowlands

on 11/10/2019 8:17 AM
The original Halley’s Comet is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75-76 years. Good thing for fans of Hallie’s Comet the horse, that he wins with a lot more regularity than that.   The Ron Burke-trained Hallie’s Comet, a 5-year-old gelded son of Roddy’s Bags Again-Joyanna, won his third straight start (the first came at Pocono Downs), scoring Saturda...
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Atta Boy Dan scores 70th career victory

on 11/09/2019 11:10 PM
The Keystone Endeavor gelding Endeavors Pride, under constant reminders from driver Matt Kakaley to keep to business during the mile, showed gameness in taking the featured $16,000 claiming handicap pace Saturday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Endeavors Pride was looped early, and was outside well past the :26.4 opening quarter. The winner did gain command before the :55.4 half, ...
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Dancin Yankee wins in Dayton, tops $2 million in earnings

on 11/09/2019 10:58 PM
Dancin Yankee, arguably the best Ohio-sired horse of all time, burst through the $2 million earnings plateau when winning the $17,000 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday (Nov. 9) in 1:51.    The 11-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser was the oldest horse in the stellar field of eight and was saddled with the outside post, yet raced gamely as ever to score his 11th victor...
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Bettor Notbitter A takes Saratoga Open

on 11/09/2019 10:11 PM
Bettor Notbitter A (Bettor’s Delight) recorded his first Open Pace victory at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night.   The Patti Harmon-trained pacer drew post position two for his third try in the local Open and driver Jay Randall didn’t waste any time showing speed with a horse who has thrived as a closer in his local starts. Bettor Notbitter A was the public’s 3...
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Burke's Howmac Dancer wins Batavia Open

on 11/09/2019 10:09 PM
After winning his way up through the non-winner ranks, Howmac Dancer scored a major upset in his first top class $12,500 Open Handicap Pace victory at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (11-9). There was a mad rush off the gate with Major Authority (Wade Tomaszewski) parking out Mr. Euroman (Billy Davis Jr.) and Tullow N (John Cummings Jr.) two and three deep to the quarter in :27.3. With everyo...
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Ohio battle: Dayton vs. Northfield drivers

on 11/09/2019 7:50 PM
Ten of Ohio's best reinsmen will compete head-to-head on Friday night, Dec.13, in a team contest to determine- -for one night at least- -whether Northfield Park or Hollywood Dayton Raceway has the strongest drivers colony.   The real winner, however, will be the Dayton Disaster Relief Fund, which was created by the Dayton Foundation to aid in rebuilding infrastructure an...
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Vinny Ginsburg wins 4 at Freehold

on 11/09/2019 7:49 PM
Vinny Ginsburg had a big day at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (November 9), as he piloted home four winners on the 12-race card.   Ginsburg swept the early double, winning with Tim Lancaster's Rap it Up in race 1 and Davids Coming Home, trained by Brandon Mongiello, in race 2. He completed the hat trick with Sutton Seelster, for Allie Reynolds, in race 4, and got the grand slam whi...
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Potomac Pace Race 9 Sunday at Rosecroft

on 11/09/2019 1:27 PM
One hundred grand has never been spent as well at a racetrack as it will Sunday night when the $100,000 Potomac Pace goes to the post at Rosecroft Raceway.   Not only is 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked among the eight pacers entered, but so are American History and Dorsoduro Hanover, the one-two finishers in the last weekend’s $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Woodbine Mohawk...
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Wheels A Turning scores at Batavia

on 11/09/2019 8:44 AM
A class drop spelled victory for Wheels A Turning who moved down from Open I company on Friday night (Nov. 8) to win the $11,000 Open II trotting feature at Batavia Downs.   Getting away fourth, Wheels A Turning (Denny Bucceri) watched in wait while the only other mare in the race, CR Blazin Beauty (John Cummings Jr.), grabbed the lead and set the tone. They went to the half in :58 flat bef...
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Manchego wins; headed for TVG Open?

on 11/09/2019 8:41 AM
Racing fans got a real treat Friday night, getting to see the best horse in training right now – the great mare Manchego – tune up for the Nov. 23 TVG Final by easily defeating four overmatched foes in the featured Preferred Handicap for trotters at the Meadowlands.   The 4-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill-Secret Magic encountered nothing in the way of trouble, grabbing th...
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Two in a row for Allbeastnobeauty

on 11/08/2019 10:17 PM
 Allbeastnobeauty, the 2018 Illinois sophomore pacing filly of the year, continued her winning ways at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday (Nov. 8), scoring her second straight victory in the featured weekly $17,000 Mares Open.   The four-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster won a dozen races and $101,047 racing primarily in Illinois last season and now has added a half dozen races a...
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Kaitlyn N captures Yonkers Open

on 11/08/2019 10:14 PM
A pocketed Kaitlyn N (Jason Bartlett, $10.60) picked off Write Me a Song (George Brennan) nearing the wire Friday night (Nov. 8th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play from assigned post position No. 4, Kaitlyn N stung Write Me a Song, releasing that one before a chilly, 26-second opening quarter-mile. Odds-on pole-sitter Lady Dela R...
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Windsong Leo scores again at Meadows

on 11/08/2019 9:22 PM
Windsong Leo continued his domination of The Meadows elite pacers with a front-end victory — his second in a row and 12th this year — in Friday's $18,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Windsong Leo sprang to the lead from post 6 for Dave Palone. Despite a demanding 26.3 opening quarter, the 7-year-old Jereme's Jet-Windsong Goldie gelding had little trouble scoring...
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Gold Orchid N takes Philly feature

on 11/08/2019 7:12 PM
The Bettor’s Delight mare Gold Orchid N had to work until the three-eighths before getting the lead from the outside post eight, but she stayed strong on the lead and posted a 1:53 victory in the $18,000 featured pace on a chilly Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The winner of $226,285, including six figures both last year and this, had a host of leavers inside her but re...
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Donttellmeagain brings $400,000 at Harrisburg

on 11/08/2019 7:08 PM
Harrisburg, PA -- Donttellmeagain, a 5-year-old male pacer with $779,011 in lifetime earnings, was the top seller at Friday’s final session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, purchased for $400,000 by Jon Paton. The gelding was one of six horses to sell for at least $250,000 during the second day of the auction’s mixed sale.   Donttellmeagain, by Dragon Again out of...
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Lucius Vorenus wins NJ SBOA series leg

on 11/08/2019 4:43 PM
Lucius Vorenus picked up another win at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Nov. 8) as he took the second leg of the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) trotting series by three-quarters of a length.   The race began with three of the six horses in the field, Warrior One, Sovereign Deo, and Princess Deo, all breaking stride. Lucius...
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McWicked favored in Sunday's Potomac Pace

on 11/08/2019 1:25 PM
He’s soon to be nine, but acts like a young colt anxious to get behind the starting gate. His owner is 88 and savors every trip to the winner’s circle, disinterested in the riches that could be gained by retiring the old boy and turning him into a stallion for hire. And his trainer is not only counting his successful miles, but the number of phone calls from farms eager to make him t...
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Michigan Colt Stakes champions announced

on 11/08/2019 1:12 PM
All eight Michigan Sires Stakes winners swept as champions of their respective divisions for the 2019 Michigan stakes season, as announced on Friday by the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association.   Breeder Libby Myers accounted for four of the divisional champions: 2-year-old pacing filly Vicious Circle, 2-year-old trotting gelding Suzygottanewheart, 3-year-old trotting fi...
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Bettors Fire N takes Plainridge Open

on 11/07/2019 8:03 PM
After shipping back from a two-week stint at Yonkers Raceway, Bettors Fire N turned up the heat on his competition at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 7) as he took no prisoners en route to winning the $20,000 Open Handicap featured pace. Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) and Bettors Fire N (Mitchell Cushing) flew off the wings and went right to the front, with Bettors Fire N grabbing ...
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