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Napolitano wins 5,000th race at Pocono

on 10/28/2019 7:25 PM
George Napolitano Jr., not long removed from achieving his 10,000th career driving victory, posted another milestone at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Monday twilight card, guiding Follow Your Heart to a 1:53.3 initial pari-mutuel victory to notch his 5,000th lifetime driving success over the red five-eighths mile oval in northeast Pennsylvania. Just as he did with Moto...
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When You Dance moves first-over to Meadows win

on 10/28/2019 7:23 PM
When You Dance moved relentlessly first-over, wore down the leader late and captured Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 conditioned pace.   When You Dance was third down the backside when Jim Pantaleano sent him after Go West Go Fast, who was racing off a layoff but dueled evenly with the challenger until-mid stretch. When You Dance edged away and held off the Lightning ...
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Massachusetts Sires Stakes finals held

on 10/28/2019 7:20 PM
Eight divisions of Massachusetts Sire Stake (MASS) finalists went postward to compete for the $800,000 up for grabs at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon in what turned out to be some of the best championship races the state series has ever seen.   Trainer George Ducharme had an outstanding day winning four MASS stakes with two seconds and one third out of the eight starters he sen...
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Confidence key to Alagna's 3 Crown victories

on 10/28/2019 2:57 PM
Tony Alagna entered this past weekend’s Breeders Crown finals without an elimination winner, without a favorite, and, in some cases, without a favorable post position. He did, though, enter with confidence. The result was a memorable couple of nights at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Alagna became the fourth trainer in the 36-year history of the Breeders Crown to win three or more trophies in...
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Mohawk trying added distance, trailers

on 10/28/2019 1:46 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced plans for added distance races and a change to the post-ten starting spot as part of pilot projects beginning Nov. 1 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Beginning Friday (Nov. 1), all races at Woodbine Mohawk Park will now score nine across the gate with post-ten starting in the second-tier. The start of November will also launch a project to contest a race nigh...
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Dayson captures Pocono feature trot

on 10/28/2019 8:43 AM
The veteran Conway Hall gelding Dayson was able to overcome a first-over journey, defeating Joey Bats by a half length in 1:54.3 to take the $17,500 featured trot Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Matt Kakaley kept the career winner of $1,118,127 midpack as first Sylvesteramerica IT and then Hill Of A Horse took command from the breaking leader The Lionking As near the quarter,...
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Pair of record $175,000 yearlings at Hoosier Classic

on 10/27/2019 10:18 PM
Two Indiana-sired trotters set a new record for the highest price yearlings sold at auction during the second session of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale Sat. Oct. 26. Bluebird Spirit, Hip No. 251, and Meadowbrook Jane, Hip No. 278, both brought $175,000 through the sale ring. Both are products of Swan For All. Bluebird Spirit, a first foal from the tough race mare Goosebump Hanover, was the f...
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Hallie’s Comet springs 44-1 surprise at Big M

on 10/27/2019 10:14 AM
Hallie’s Comet used some racing luck and a great steer from driver Eric Abbatiello to pull off a major surprise in the featured $22,500 conditioned pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The tote board spoke volumes about how evenly-matched the field was, as the post-time favorite was 3-1 while the fifth choice was 4-1. Americanprimetime moved past early leader Sicily to lead whil...
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Melady’s Monet, Mickey Gee win Yonkers features

on 10/27/2019 10:10 AM
A second-over Melady’s Monet (Eric Goodell, $10.40) and a grinding favorite Micky Gee N (Jordan Stratton, $4.50) delivered the goods Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $42,000 Open Handicaps. It was a 61st career victory for Melady’s Monet in the week’s marquee trot. From post position No. 6, he stalked 19-10 choice Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory) as tha...
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Bold Eagle soars in Crown Open Trot

on 10/27/2019 12:04 AM
France’s Bold Eagle made the trip to Canada for the $500,000 (US) Breeders Crown Open Trot a winning one as driver Brian Sears guided the 8-year-old son of Ready Cash to a command performance victory in 1:52 over an off surface at Woodbine Mohawk Park In Saturday night. Bold Eagle got away fourth as Lindy The Great jetted to the front in the early stages cutting a :26.2 openin...
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Dancin Lou wins Breeders Crown 3YOCP by a head

on 10/26/2019 11:40 PM
Dancin Lou displayed tremendous determination to track down and nail Bettors Wish at the finish line to win the $786,000 (CAD) Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Driver Andrew McCarthy angled out uncovered from fourth with Dancin Lou entering the far turn, while Bettors Wish rolled the field to three-quarters in 1:23. The stretch drive saw Bettors Wish ah...
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Gimpanzee grabs second Crown trophy with 3YOCT win

on 10/26/2019 10:37 PM
Trainer Marcus Melander brought three high profile colts into the $500,000 (US) Breeders Crown for sophomores on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Gimpanzee emerged as the best of the lot capturing his second consecutive Crown title at the expense of heavy favorite Greenshoe who suffered from a difficult overland journey in a 1:52 3/5 mile. The race contested during a driving rain an...
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American History takes victory in Breeders Crown Open Pace

on 10/26/2019 10:32 PM
Joe Bongiorno took a route up the rail late to win the $655,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace Final with American History on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The time for the win was 1:48.3. This Is The Plan stormed to the top from post 10 off the gate, passing American History, who also showed some early foot, and taking the top. Dorsoduro Hanover took a spot on the rail third in front of McWi...
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Warrawee Ubeaut takes second consecutive Crown title

on 10/26/2019 9:57 PM
Warrawee Ubeaut had to work a bit hard to gain the front but the Sweet Lou-sired filly was again much the best in the $550,000 (US) Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace for her second consecutive Crown title. Yannick Gingras let others do the work early as he left with purpose with Warrawee Ubeaut and watched as Stonebridge Soul first sprinted to the lead and then released Treacherous Rei...
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Winndevie much the best in 3YOFT Crown win

on 10/26/2019 9:34 PM
Brian Sears guided race-favorite Winndevie to a late-charging win in the $655,000 (CAD) Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday. The winning mile went in 1:53. Bet down early, Sears was in no hurry to leave quickly with Winndevie as Only Take Cash and When Dovescry sped to line up first and second with The Ice Dutchess following. Only Take Cash cut...
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Manchego dominant in Breeders Crown Mare Trot

on 10/26/2019 8:39 PM
Manchego and driver Dexter Dunn put on a show in capturing the $325,000 (US) Breeders Crown for Open Mares on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park in a scintillating 1:51 mile. The 4-year-old mare by Muscle Hill won for the fifth straight time in the process as the 1-2 betting choice. Plunge Blue Chip and Ice Attraction left inside Manchego and the early skirmish saw Plunge Blue Chip take...
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Caviart Ally powers to Crown victory over Shartin N

on 10/26/2019 8:36 PM
Caviart Farms' Caviart Ally ($7.00) sustained a first-over push out of midfield to duel down divisional standout Shartin N en route to a going-away 1:49.3 score in the $300,000 (U.S.) Breeders Crown Mare Pace on Saturday night (Oct. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Caviart Ally stalked patiently in fourth while Kissin In The Sand (Yannick Gingras) and Shartin N (Tim Tetrick) dueled through ...
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Rocknificent, Hen Party score in Kindergarten at Big M

on 10/26/2019 8:54 AM
Rocknificent and Hen Party won their respective divisions of the sixth and final leg of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-olds Friday night at the Meadowlands, setting up what should be an interesting final for pacing fillies next week.   Rocknificent sat in the three-hole from the start, and when driver Scott Zeron asked for speed nearing the top of the stretch, the daughter of Capta...
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Papi Rob disqualified, Tall Dark Stranger claims 2YOCP Crown

on 10/25/2019 11:52 PM
The $600,000 (US) Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace was expected to be a battle between elimination winner Papi Rob Hanover and Metro winner Tall Dark Stranger. That the two crossed the wire that way was just the beginning of a story that changed radically after the finish. Driver Yannick Gingras placed an objection on behalf of Tall Dark Stranger against David Miller on Papi Rob Hanover ...
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Amigo Volo takes off in Breeders Crown 2YOCT

on 10/25/2019 11:13 PM
Amigo Volo set a torrid tempo in the two-year-old trotting colt division and held his ground for a Breeders Crown victory on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   With Dexter Dunn in the sulky for trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman, Amigo Volo established the lead from post four, out-trotting a trio of outside leavers, and sprinting record first-half fractions of :2...
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