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Bye Bye Felicia captures Saratoga Open

on 10/11/2019 5:40 PM
Bye Bye Felicia (Woodstock) sprung the mild upset in Thursday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Melissa Beckwith-trained distaffer was assigned post three and went off at odds of 9-2 in the six-horse Fillies and Mares Open.   With fractions of 27 and 55.4 in lap one, the race’s leader tired when confronted by a first-over Bye Bye Felicia. The five year old took over co...
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Closer look at Courageous Lady starters

on 10/11/2019 3:33 PM
The $120,500 Courageous Lady goes postward this Saturday at Northfield Park. The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America’s top 3-year-old filly pacers and has attracted a very competitive slate of foes vying to become this year’s champion.   Here is a closer look at Saturday’s field: #1 She’s Allright drew the rail in this year’s ...
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NJ Development Fund races at Freehold

on 10/11/2019 3:04 PM
Cotton To You stayed on stride and sat a great trip, and that proved to be a winning combination in Friday's New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) Final for 3-year-old colt & gelding trotters at Freehold Raceway. Earlier, before the racing program, Little Brown Jug winner Southwind Ozzi turned in a 1:56.2 workout (:28.3, :57.2, 1:26.3) with Steve Smith aboard. ...
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Tyler Miller wins with Inukchuk Chuck

on 10/11/2019 8:47 AM
Harness racing's greatest traveling roadshow, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, made a stop at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night (Oct. 10) for two short-field trotting divisions. When the judges hung the official signs, two youthful newcomers each emerged victorious in their respective splits. “Terrific Tyler” Miller scored an impressive 1:56.4 triumph with Inukchu...
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Voyage To Paris reverses OSS final finish

on 10/11/2019 8:36 AM
Voyage To Paris (Dan Noble) turned the tables on Lane Of Stone (Jeff Nisonger) in the Thursday featured trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Six weeks ago the pair of 3-year-old colts finished one-two in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship tilt at Northfield Park with Lane Of Stone getting a three-quarter-length nod at the wire.   Voyage To Paris extracted revenge in the rem...
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Cullipher poised for big night in Indiana

on 10/11/2019 7:50 AM
With earnings of over eight million dollars and 601 lifetime training wins, the name Jeff Cullipher is synonymous with success at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Whether it’s holding leading training titles or sending his horses into Grand Circuit action, Cullipher is in the midst of his best season to date as a trainer, on track to nearly double his 2018 earnings. As Indi...
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Simply Volo edges Amador in Philly

on 10/10/2019 6:21 PM
The Muscle Mass gelding Armageddon Seelster went right to the lead and took the shortest way home in the $18,000 featured trot on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but he had to be good late to hold off two threatening foes for the 1:55.1 triumph. Pat Berry sent the winner to the front before the :27.4 quarter, and didn’t receive great pressure through middle split...
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Color Envy takes Plainridge mare feature

on 10/10/2019 6:18 PM
After two sharp, close finishes at Yonkers Raceway in her most recent starts, Color Envy returned to Plainridge Park and captured the $12,000 feature pace for fillies and mares on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 10).   Color Envy (Mitchell Cushing) got away sixth in the pack of nine off the gate but was out and rolling before the half. That’s where she picked up cover from Y C Easy (Kevin Sw...
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International Trot in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/10/2019 4:15 PM
With The Red Mile Grand Circuit meet and yearling sale in the rear-view mirror, racing action shifts east this weekend, including a Saturday afternoon card at Yonkers Raceway that features the $1 million International Trot. Yannick Gingras spoke to Gordon Waterstone about his chances with Atlanta in his third attempt to win the rich race. We also have insights on all the starters, including five...
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Southwind Ozzi to qualify Friday

on 10/10/2019 1:10 PM
Little Brown Jug winner Southwind Ozzi will prepare for a trip to the Breeders' Crown by qualifying at Freehold Raceway on Friday morning (Oct. 11). Trained by Freehold-based Bill MacKenzie and owned by Vincent Ali and Alma Iafelice, Southwind Ozzi is coming off a second-place finish in the Tattersalls at the Red Mile on Oct. 6. In addition to his Jug victory, he won the Pennsylvania...
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Meadowlands fall meet kicks off Friday

on 10/10/2019 11:08 AM
After a nine-week hiatus that began at the conclusion of a highly successful Hambletonian Day, live harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday night.   During October and November, live action will be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays. December will see Thursdays added to the schedule. All live harness programs will have a post time of 7:15 p.m.   There will be sp...
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Ultimate Beachboy aims for ultimate comeback

on 10/10/2019 9:17 AM
At three, Ultimate Beachboy was such a talent that he finished second in a Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids elimination and captured the second level of the Battle of the Brandywine at Pocono. He earned $216,060 that year before falling off the charts and passing through a number of hands. He hasn’t won a race in nearly three years.   Yet thanks to the indulgence of his ...
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Media Queen N upsets in Batavia mares Open

on 10/09/2019 10:02 PM
Despite two consecutive impressive starts yielding a win and a second, the betting public opted to overlook Media Queen N as she made a step up in class on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 9). But the lass from down-under made the doubters eat their tickets as she rallied from off the pace at 33-1 to capture the $11,000 fillies and mares Open II pace at Batavia Downs.   Rock N Roll Rosie (Ho...
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Lyons Sentinel leads Simpson filly winners

on 10/09/2019 4:31 PM
Lyons Sentinel got a good workout in her final start en route to the Breeders Crown eliminations next week, turning in a 1:52.2 victory with the temperature in the 50s in winning her division of the $114,800 Simpson Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Captaintreacherous filly, a winner in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship o...
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Risi named regional operations manager at Tioga, Vernon

on 10/09/2019 12:32 PM
Brett Risi has been named regional operations manager at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Jason Settlemoir, the regional vice president for racing at Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and the Meadowlands.   Risi, 26, originally from Ilion, N.Y., has been the track handicapper at Tioga and Vernon since 2017.   “You could se...
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Essig sends 1-2 punch into INSS 3CP final

on 10/09/2019 8:31 AM
While she’s sending three horses into a $2 million card on Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, two breakout pacers have been stealing the headlines from the Missy Essig barn. Both unraced as 2 year olds, Little Rocket Man and Shamwow have made names for themselves throughout the 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes season. The rookie 3-year-old pacers have combined seasonal earnings of $...
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Artrageous captures Harrington Mares Open

on 10/08/2019 9:24 PM
Artrageous ($14.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:53.1 winner Tuesday in the featured $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.  The 5-year-old Art Major mare had little trouble making the lead from post position seven where she would stay for the mile’s duration in achieving her sixth win of the season over Cruzinforavictory and Shesarocker. Trained by Andrew Stafford, it was her sixt...
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Photo finishes in Pocono features

on 10/08/2019 9:20 PM
A pair of $15,000 co-featured trots on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono were won in photo finishes by the pocket sitter who used the Pocono Pike as the path to victory. The faster of the two winners was the Crazed gelding Krentler Hanover, who lowered his lifetime best to 1:55 for trainer Bruce Clarke and owner Anthony Cangialosi. Marcus Miller used ...
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Sea Shadows cruises late to Meadows victory

on 10/08/2019 6:37 PM
Trailing by nine lengths after a quarter, Ohio invader Sea Shadows launched a relentless uncovered move that carried her to her fifth straight victory in Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Her previous wins in the streak came at Scioto Downs and Northfield Park, but Sea Shadows had no trouble with her new environment. Once Kurt Sugg got ...
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Armbro Monarch, dam of Duke Of York, dies

on 10/08/2019 4:29 PM
 Armbro Monarch, the Dan Patch, Nova, and O’Brien Award 2-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year in 1993, died of old age in Colorado on Oct. 8, according to Al Libfeld, the owner of the 28-year-old mare. The daughter of Valley Victory-Armbro Flori was bred by Armstrong Brothers. She was purchased as a yearling for $25,000 at the 1992 Kentucky Standardbred Sale by Isabelle ...
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