Southwind Amazon is sport's newest millionaire

on 01/21/2020 8:34 AM
Storied pacer Southwind Amazon became a millionaire winning the $15,000 Open Pace on Monday in MGM Northfield Park’s ninth race.  Southwind Amazon went to the gate with 88 career wins and $998,216 in earnings. Monday’s victory yielded $7,500, bringing his career tally to $1,005,716. The 10 year old was assigned the outside post six in the evening’s featur...
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Lindy The Great tops Tattersalls at $450,000

on 01/20/2020 8:14 PM
Six-year-old trotter Lindy The Great, who won last year’s Caesars Trotting Classic and was second in the Allerage Farms Open Trot, brought the top price at Monday’s (Jan. 20) Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands, selling for $450,000, while 4-year-old pacer Escapetothebeach was No. 2 on the list, purchased for $250,000.   Lindy The Great was acquired by an owners...
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Away My Baby, Entranced advance to final

on 01/20/2020 7:25 PM
Away My Baby and Entranced punched tickets to the ‘Big Dance’ by winning $17,500 splits of the final preliminary leg of the Claim To Fame Series for $15,000 trotters at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday afternoon (Jan. 20).  The championship leg next Monday, Jan. 27, features a $27,500 purse.   Away My Baby (Tyler Smith) pulled a major upset in the first division, edging r...
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3 wins, 2 seconds for Key at Meadows

on 01/20/2020 7:20 PM
Tricky Nick roared from the pocket at the top of the lane, surged past the leader, IC Caviar, and went on to capture Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 Conditioned Trot.   Although IC Caviar enjoyed a fairly comfortable 57.4 on the point, he was no match for the late power of Tricky Nick, who defeated him by 3/4 lengths in 1:56 for Dan Rawlings. Favorite Mac Deeno experien...
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Winbak of Ontario stallion showcase Feb. 9

on 01/20/2020 2:17 PM
Winbak Farm of Ontario will be hosting a stallion showcase and open house on Feb. 9. The event will be from 12-3 p.m. and the stallion showcase will be from 2-2:30 p.m.   Potential breeders are encouraged to come to the farm and meet the 11 stallions that Winbak Farm will be standing in 2020.   Winbak Farm is introducing 4 new stallions, Jimmy Freight, McWicked, Stag P...
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No elims for Maple Leaf, Pacing Derby

on 01/20/2020 1:14 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced the 2020 schedule for its industry-leading Standardbred stakes program at Woodbine Mohawk Park. More than $20 million in stakes races will be contested over the Mohawk Park racing surface in 2020, including $12 million-plus in Woodbine administrated events. The 2020 stakes season is headlined by a pair of $1 million events (Pepsi North America Cup and M...
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Elver Hanover named Ohio’s Horse of the Year

on 01/19/2020 8:57 PM
Elver Hanover, the 2019 Ohio 2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year has been named the 2019 Ohio Horse of the Year. Elver Hanover, the son of Yankee Cruiser-Edra Hanover by The Panderosa won all nine of his starts for trainer Ron Burke, his stable and ownership group of Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Jason Melillo, J&T Silva -Purnel & Libby earn...
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Field set for Miami Valley’s Claim To Fame final

on 01/19/2020 8:54 PM
The field is set for the richest race of the Miami Valley season, the $37,500 final of the Claim To Fame series for $30,000 horses and geldings on Sunday, Jan. 26. A trio of $27,500 divisions of second round action were contested Sunday (Jan. 19) to determine the nine finalists.   Winners were Lincolnjames (Brett Miller, 1:53.1, $3.00), Normandy Beach (Trace Tetrick, 1:53.3, $4.6...
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Swansea wins Yonkers 40G open handicap trot

on 01/19/2020 8:29 AM
Saturday, January 18, 2020—Favored Swansea (Austin Siegelman, $4.30) was left to his own devices Saturday night (Jan 18th), easily winning Yonkers Raceway's 'sloppy' $40,000 Open Handicap Trot.   From assigned post position No. 5, Swansea found himself as the only leaver. With no issues, he worked around pole-sitting Mostinterestingman (George Brennan) before a :28.4 o...
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Franco Totem N scores in Big M Preferred

on 01/19/2020 8:26 AM
It figures the way things are going lately for Dexter Dunn that if he had a decision to make, it would be the right one.   And in Saturday night's feature at the Meadowlands – the $37,500 Preferred for pacers – the red-hot driver naturally chose correctly.   The 30-year-old native of New Zealand had choice of three in the race: Effronte A, who became harness rac...
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Northfield Park cancels Saturday’s card

on 01/18/2020 10:52 AM
Due to winter weather conditions in Northeast Ohio, MGM Northfield Park has canceled live racing for Saturday. Live racing is set to resume on Sunday at 6 p.m. Sunday's card features a trio of guaranteed pools in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program.  Wagering opportunities include a $10,000 guaranteed total pool Pick-4 in race...
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Major Occasion A best in Meadowlands feature

on 01/18/2020 7:23 AM
Last Friday, Major Occasion A flew home in :25.3, but because she was eighth at three-quarters while three wide, had to settle for second at the hands of rival Sandy Win, who would win a third straight start. Driver Dexter Dunn made sure that wasn’t going to happen again. Major Occasion A, instead of racing from well off the pace as she had in her first two North American outing...
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Itty Bitty comes up big at Yonkers

on 01/18/2020 7:21 AM
Itty Bitty (Dan Dube., $8.10) was the best after two moves Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   Away third from assigned post position No. 5, Itty Bitty watched as 3-5 favorite Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan) leapfrogged her quintet of inside rivals.   After early intervals of :27 and :57, Itty Bitty was out a...
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Golden Paradise wins Miami Valley Mares Open

on 01/18/2020 7:18 AM
Golden Paradise (Trace Tetrick) became the third mare in three weeks to win the Open Mares Pace at Miami Valley Raceway, topping Up Front Flor Ida (Kayne Kauffman) and Allbeastnobeauty (Aaron Merriman) in the $24,000 event on Friday night.    The winner, a 6-year-old daughter of Allthatgltrsisgold who won 10 races and $133,175 in 2019, was forced to come first-up into pede...
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Snowshoe Series underway at Mohawk Park

on 01/17/2020 10:52 PM
Round one of the Snowshoe Series went postward Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with three divisions on tap for three- and four-year-old male pacers. The betting public hammered away at Bettor B Going, and the 1-9 favorite came through for his army of pari-mutuel supporters. The four-year-old son of Bettors Delight-JK Letitgo got away third for driver Chris Christoforou while Side H...
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Carolina Beach in Meadows $20K pace; Palone wins 6

on 01/17/2020 7:30 PM
Carolina Beach worked hard for the early lead, then held off the Lightning Lane charge of K Ryan Bluechip to capture his second straight victory in Friday's $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   K Ryan Bluechip stretched out Carolina Beach to a 27 opening panel before settling into the pocket. In the stretch, however, Carolina Beach had just enough of his diminishing lead t...
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Stricter guidelines for Buffalo's whipping rule

on 01/17/2020 2:27 PM
When the Buffalo Raceway 66-day live season begins on Wednesday, Jan. 29, there will be changes both on and off the track.   One of the most important changes will be the stricter guidelines for the whipping rule at Buffalo Raceway that was instituted last season.   Along with previous regulations, the track has modified the rule which states “drivers shall keep a lin...
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Atta Boy Dan nearing millionaire status

on 01/17/2020 12:44 PM
Stephen Larkin owns only one racehorse, but when the horse is Atta Boy Dan, one is not such a lonely number. In fact, the number is quite common when looking at Atta Boy Dan’s past performances, as in first-place finishes. Atta Boy Dan led all harness racing horses in the U.S. in wins last year with 19. He was named both the Claimer of the Year and Pacer of the Year at The Downs at Mohe...
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Merton drives 4 winners at Monticello

on 01/16/2020 9:44 PM
The weather may have been cold and windy, but Greg Merton was not deterred, driving four winners on Thursday (Jan. 16) at Monticello Raceway.   Fly’n With Royalty ($3.70) was Merton’s first winner of the card, coming in the third race. The Thomas Milici-trained son of Panspacificflight scored a wire-to-wire 3-1/2 length win in 1:59.2 for his second win of the young season. ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/16/2020 3:59 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a 10-horse race with all African-American drivers. Sending out Big CC’s Rock in the King Remembrance race is trainer Mike Watson, and he talks to Gordon Waterstone about having the pacer in his barn for only a few weeks. Gordon also addresses allegations of "corruption" in voting for year-en...
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