Pegasus divisions featured at Hoosier Park

on 10/19/2019 6:47 AM
Coming off the heels of the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals night, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted another round of Grand Circuit action on Friday. The Pegasus Stakes for 3 year-m olds were the featured events of the evening, with two divisions for each sex and gait. With the exception of an upset by Yes, favorites prevailed with wins from Rockin Nola, Pure Cha...
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Kindergarten divisions raced at Meadowlands

on 10/19/2019 6:42 AM
Creature Of Habit got into the win column for the first time in her career a week ago, and Friday night at the Meadowlands, the daughter of Donato Hanover-Habit’s Best came right back and won again, taking one of five divisions of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-olds.   The Nifty Norman trainee scored in the dash for filly trotters by brushing to command down the backst...
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Papi Rob Hanover bests Tall Dark Stranger in 2CP elim

on 10/19/2019 6:37 AM
Earlier in the evening driver Yannick Gingras upended two unbeaten juveniles in capturing Breeders Crown eliminations. Gingras was on the other side of the fence in the lone $32,500 (CAD) Crown elimination for juvenile pacing colts and this time his unbeaten Tall Dark Stranger tasted defeat for the first time as Papi Rob Hanover and driver Dave Miller turned the tables in capturing the event in ...
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Priceless, Lyons Sentinel, New Year win 2FP elims

on 10/19/2019 6:32 AM
Trainer-driver Brandon Bates will make his Breeders Crown debut following a 1:50.2 blowout victory on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the opening elimination for 2-year-old pacing fillies with his Rockin Image filly Priceless. A group of 21 rookie pacing fillies were split into three $32,500 (CAD) eliminations to determine the field for next Friday!s (Oct. 25) $600,000 final...
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Madhatter Bluechip wins 5th straight in Plainridge open

on 10/18/2019 10:54 PM
It doesn’t matter what track he races at, Madhatter Bluechip just continues to win. On Friday his multi-state roadshow continued as he ventured into Massachusetts to visit Plainridge Park and came away with his fifth straight victory after winning the $16,000 Open trotting feature. Madhatter Bluechip (Kevin Switzer Jr.) left and took a quick lead before the heavily favored Nows The Mome...
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Favorite Tequila Monday scores at Yonkers

on 10/18/2019 10:51 PM
Favorite—and lone leaver—Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell, $3.90) finished it off Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. From post position No. 6, Tequila Monday worked around pole-sitting Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr.) before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. From there, the Raceway’s fastest-ever femme (a 1:50 flat effort in late Ju...
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Joey Pro wins 12th of year at Batavia

on 10/18/2019 10:47 PM
After stringing three straight wins at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono prior to finishing sixth chasing a 1:52.3 mile last week, Joey Pro ventured north to Batavia Downs and ran away with the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot on Friday night. BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) rushed off the gate for the lead and looked like he would go unchallenged for a while. But Joey Pro (John Cummings Jr.) who was now th...
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Spoiler Alert wins Vernon feature

on 10/18/2019 10:43 PM
  Spoiler Alert (Leon Bailey) took the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday. Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) took early control hitting the quarter in :27.4.  He would use a :29.1 second quarter to hit the half in :57. Majestic Fire (Dan Daley) went first-over just before Only Passing threw hit three-quarters in 1:25.2. Spoiler Alert ($8.50), who is ...
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Gingras sweeps Crown 2YO trot eliminations

on 10/18/2019 10:38 PM
 Driver Yannick Gingras set up shop in the winner’s circle to launch the Breeders Crown elimination weekend festivities on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A pair of eliminations for the 2-Year-Old Filly Trot and a single elimination for the 2-Year-Old Colt Trot were contested.  Gingras drove Synergy (Father Patrick-Southwind Sauna) to a 1:55 win in the $32,500 Breed...
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French Cafe wins NJ Dev. Fund at Freehold

on 10/18/2019 6:28 PM
Going into the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) for 3-year-old filly trotters, French Cafe and Sexy Wow traded wins in the first two legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old filly trotters. French Cafe was the 1/2 choice to win the final on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway and lived up to the hype, w...
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Jive Dancing A bests St Somewhere

on 10/18/2019 6:25 PM
Jive Dancing A showed herself to be the real thing as she shipped into Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, winning the $17,000 featured pace for distaffs in 1:52.1, her fastest clocking in a win on North American shores. George Napolitano Jr., whose four wins on the day topped the driving colony, scooted right to the lead with the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven, then yielded afte...
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New races for NJ 3YO trotters

on 10/18/2019 10:49 AM
As previously announced, the SBOANJ will be sponsoring a series for 3-year-old New Jersey Sired Trotters at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands beginning in November without starting fees.   Freehold will have two legs for $15,000 and a $50,000 final. The first leg will be held on Nov. 1 with the second leg on Nov. 8 and the final on Nov. 15.   Due...
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Custom Cantab has earned her supplement

on 10/18/2019 10:35 AM
It is costing Custom Cantab’s connections $31,250 to supplement her to the Breeders Crown Mare Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. But the way trainer and part-owner Chris Beaver looks at things, it’s almost like spending found money.   “She was a $6,000 yearling, so with (paying) the supplement we’re still way ahead,” Beaver said with a laugh.   The...
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Pine Dream takes Dayton Open Trot

on 10/18/2019 9:31 AM
   A perfect drive by Josh Sutton and a tiring leader, who opened a lane up the inside in the stretch, allowed Pine Dream to win the Thursday $17,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  It was the 7-year-olds ninth 2019 score and increased his seasonal earnings to $140,000.   Sutton urged Pine Dream to leave the gate alertly from his outermost post position. Elmo...
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Next Level Stuff rebounds from break, wins Simpson

on 10/17/2019 9:02 PM
Two-year-old fillies of both gaits contested $178,600 in Liberty Bell series stakes action during a cool and blustery Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Picking the winners of the two pacing sections was easy as selecting the 2-3 finishers behind the North American powerhouse Lyons Sentinel in recent Simpson Stakes competition. The faster winner was the Well Said – Loung...
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Breeders Crown elims in Weekend Preview!

on 10/17/2019 4:14 PM
A much-anticipated showdown between 3-year-old colt pacers Bettor’s Wish, Captain Crunch and Southwind Ozzi could be looming in the Breeders Crown final, but first they need to make it through their respective eliminations this weekend and advance. Trainers Chris Ryder, Nancy Johansson and Bill MacKenzie talked about their sophomore stars in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. ...
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Clear Idea a clear winner at Saratoga

on 10/17/2019 3:04 PM
Clear Idea (American Ideal) returned to Saratoga Casino Hotel on Thursday afternoon to compete in the local Fillies and Mares Open. The Blake Macintosh-trained mare has been a winning machine throughout her career and prevailed in her lone try in the local Open back in August. On Thursday, Clear Idea had Phil Fluet piloting and was the public’s odds-on choice in the wagering despite bei...
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Svanstedt has sires stakes champs in Crown

on 10/17/2019 1:33 PM
Third Shift and Moon Bridge got a little unscheduled time off recently because of sickness, but the two Ake Svanstedt trainees are ready to go Friday (Oct. 18) in the single Breeders Crown elimination for 2-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Thirteen horses were entered for the event, with the connections of Real Cool Sam, Port Perry, and Capricornus accepting byes to advance dir...
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Giant Pick 5 pool expected Friday at Big M

on 10/17/2019 11:12 AM
When the second week of racing at the Meadowlands’ Fall Meeting begins Friday there will be plenty of big-green buzz as a giant pool figures to be up for grabs in the track’s 50-cent Pick-5 that kicks off with the first race at 7:15 p.m. Last Saturday (Oct. 12), longshots ruled at the mile oval, as six times on the 13-race program, winner’s odds were at least 13-1. Duri...
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Tony Hall wins 7 at Meadows Wednesday

on 10/17/2019 8:50 AM
Tony Hall enjoyed a splendid Wednesday at The Meadows, collecting seven victories that included a four-race, mid-card winning streak as well as a triumph in the feature with Trixie Dust. Hall's haul included a pair of wins each for trainers Scott Betts and Spencer Kahrig.   In that feature, a $13,500 Conditioned Trot, Hall moved Trixie Dust third over down the backside. The 5-year...
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