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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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Moveoutofmywayk, Lake Charles fastest in Simpson

on 10/17/2019 8:44 AM
On Wednesday afternoon Harrah’s Philadelphia started its serving of Liberty Bell Series stakes action with $180,800 on the line in three divisions of freshman male action for each of the both gaits. Despite a rainy day during which the track was rerated from “good” to “sloppy,” four of the six winners took lifetime marks, and the other two winners, both pacers, came...
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Southwind Farms Harrisburg videos online

on 10/16/2019 4:33 PM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Standardbred Horse Sales in Harrisburg (November  4-6) are now available on the Southwind Farms website (www.southwindfarms.net).   The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature colts and fillies by  first crop sire Betting Line, leading Ontario stallion Sport...
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NJ SDF finals set for Saturday at Freehold

on 10/16/2019 3:59 PM
Ponder the Odds and Prince of Tides will look to cap off their respective dominant runs at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, when they compete in the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) Finals for 3-year-old pacing fillies and colts and geldings, respectively.   Ponder the Odds, sired by Ponder and trained by Kathleen La Montagne, has reeled off four consecutiv...
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Royal Lady scores third straight win

on 10/16/2019 3:16 PM
Royal Lady (Credit Winner) was the runner-up in back-to-back tries in the winners of two but not more than five race lifetime condition at Saratoga Casino Hotel to wrap up the month of September. Since the calendar turned to October the story has been much different for the Melissa Beckwith-trained trotter.   Royal Lady parlayed pocket trips to wins in successive starts in Octobe...
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A Priceless trip to Breeders Crown

on 10/16/2019 3:15 PM
Brandon Bates has a horse in the Breeders Crown for the first time, and it’s Priceless. Priceless, who last week won an Indiana Sire Stakes championship for her sixth victory of the season, was among the 21 horses entered in Friday’s (Oct. 18) Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old filly pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 44-year-old Bates trains and drives Priceless for owne...
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Rookies set to clash in Crown 2YO eliminations

on 10/16/2019 8:39 AM
Filly pacer Lyons Sentinel, this season’s richest 2 year old, as well as undefeated divisional money-leaders Tall Dark Stranger, Real Cool Sam, and Hypnotic AM were among 63 freshmen entered Tuesday for the $6 million Breeders Crown at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Eliminations for the 2 year olds, which are necessary in all four divisions and go for a purse of $25,000 each, are Friday at Mohaw...
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Nerida Franco N takes Harrington feature

on 10/15/2019 9:55 PM
Frank Chick and David Hamm's Nerida Franco N ($23.60, Mike Cole) was a 1:53 winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Firing from her rail post position, Nerida Franco N was the pacesetter and authored fractions of 27 seconds and 55.4 to the half-mile. Artrageous mounted a first-over attack with Jamie's Renegade perched second over to three-quarter...
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Touchmatic uses Lightning Lane to win at Meadows

on 10/15/2019 9:53 PM
Touchamatic collected her 16th win this year when she barreled through the Lightning Lane and captured Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Sea Shadows, seeking her sixth straight victory, looped the field from last and grabbed the lead near the three-eighths but tired in the stretch. That enabled Touchamatic and Aaron Merriman to shoot the ...
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Clarebear captures third straight

on 10/15/2019 7:48 PM
Clarebear took another successful step up the class ladder at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning her third straight with a 1:52.1 victory in the $17,500 mares pacing feature on the Tuesday twilight card. Driver Eric Carlson was insistent on the lead going out of the gate, then after getting early pressers to take back, in a :27 opener she yielded to the brushing Baron Remy in front of t...
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Fields set for Crown eliminations

on 10/15/2019 7:44 PM
Divisional supremacy and international glory will be on the line in the eight Breeders Crown events for three-year-olds and up at Woodbine Mohawk Park. All four sophomore divisions will require eliminations this Saturday (October 19), while only the Mare Trot from the older ranks will need eliminations. The three-year-old colt pace (15 entrants) and three-year-old filly trot (16 entrants) ...
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Ill. board withdraws dates for new track

on 10/15/2019 2:54 PM
A proposed harness racetrack in Illinois appears dead following an investigation that revealed that a partner in the venture, Gold Rush Gaming owner Rick Heidner, has been involved in numerous real estate transactions with Rocco Suspenzi, chairman of the board at Parkway Bank and Trust.   The Illinois Racing Board met on Tuesday morning and Heidner was in attendance, but dec...
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Breeders Crown championships attract 161

on 10/15/2019 1:22 PM
Entries for the $6 million Breeders Crown events saw 161 elite trotters and pacers fill the entry box to qualify for the rich finals on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26.  All purses are U.S. dollars.    There were 63 two year olds entered, forcing $25,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday, Oct. 18. Those freshmen who chose to take byes and elimination fields...
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New Vocations soliciting Crown pledges

on 10/15/2019 10:29 AM
“Harness racing champions racing for yesterday’s stars is what the Breeders Crown pledge is all about," stated Winnie Morgan Nemeth, the Standardbred Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.   Trainers and owners have the opportunity to give back to Standardbreds retiring from the track by joining the Breeders Crown pledge. In 2018 this pledge ra...
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VA Breeders championships at Shenandoah

on 10/15/2019 10:12 AM
A pair of 1:57.1 winning miles were authored in both the Two-Year-Old Filly and Two-Year-Old Colt Pace Sunday at Shenandoah Downs as the $382,125  Virginia Breeder's Championships closed out the 2019 fall season. A total of 11 Breeder's races were on the docket including a trio in the aged divisions which were added to the traditional eight for freshmen and sophomore pacers and trot...
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Harvest Series gets underway at Mohawk Park

on 10/15/2019 9:40 AM
The first round of the Harvest Series got underway Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with two divisions for 2-year-old trotting fillies and three divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Saulsbrook Raven took the first pacing division in 1:54.1 for the tandem of driver James MacDonald and trainer Bill Budd. MacDonald got away third with the daughter of Big Jim-Atlanta Girl while Myst...
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Slick Tony makes it a dozen in 2019

on 10/14/2019 10:14 PM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.20, Russell Foster) notched his 12th seasonal win Monday in the featured $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.  Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, Slick Tony not disappoint his backers. After taking the lead from Allwillworkout near the opening quarter mile in 27.2 seconds, "Tony" marched to the half-mile in 56 seconds and three-quart...
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