Jimmy's Little Girl takes series leg

on 12/16/2019 7:54 PM
Jimmy's Little Girl found herself in unfamiliar territory when forced to move three wide near the three-quarters. But she was up to the task as she captured her second straight leg — and third consecutive win overall — in Tuesday's Holiday Series for $10,000 claiming filly and mare pacers Monday at The Meadows.   The series concludes Friday, Dec. 30, with a champio...
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Hat tricks for Millers, Trevor Smith

on 12/16/2019 7:21 PM
Both LeWayne Miller and Trevor Smith scored 'hat tricks' at Hollywood Dayton on Monday afternoon during the 14-race matinee, as did leading driver Brett Miller.    LeWayne Miller started the program off on the right foot sweeping both halves of the early daily double.  In the first race, he guided Imacowboy Casanova to a startling upset, paying $60.20 for a $2 win ti...
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More than 300 attend open house at

on 12/16/2019 7:15 PM
A record crowd of more than 300 people from eight states and provinces attended the Christmas Open House on December 15 hosted by, horse racing’s fastest growing fractional ownership operation and the largest harness racing stable in Canada. Sixty-three yearlings driven by some of the country’s best reinsmen were showcased in ten sets during a four-hour live...
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Can Bartlett hold off Brennan at Yonkers?

on 12/16/2019 2:25 PM
By the time December comes around, the driving and training titles at Yonkers Raceway are usually sewn up. After nearly 11 months of racing and over 2,000 starts by the track’s leading drivers, there is typically little left to be settled in the meet’s final weeks. By December 1, 2018, Jason Bartlett had a 104-win edge on Jordan Stratton. In 2017, Bartlett came into the stretch of th...
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All shares in Greenshoe now sold

on 12/16/2019 9:26 AM
All available shares in trotting sensation Greenshoe have now been sold. Hanover Shoe Farms , Courant Inc, Morten Langli, Hans Backe and Lars Granqvist would like to sincerely thank everybody who purchased a share in Greenshoe.   “The Greenshoe Syndicate is represented by the most accomplished breeders with the best broodmares in North America and Europe. We couldn’t be ha...
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Cash Me Out closes Saratoga meet with win

on 12/16/2019 8:41 AM
Cash Me Out finished up what will likely be an award-winning season in style on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The 8 year old went coast to coast to win his ninth local Open Trot of the campaign as driver Brett Crawford powered the classy Kyle Spagnola trainee out to the early lead, a lead the millionaire trotter would never give up. Despite posting a sizzling first quarter of :...
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Morgan, DiDomenico team up for 5 in Philly

on 12/16/2019 8:39 AM
Driver Tony Morgan and trainer Scott DiDomenico teamed up for five wins on the 12-race Sunday program at Harrah's Philadelphia, which closed the riverside oval's 14th racing season. Morgan and DiDomenico's five-bagger was highlighted by Jack's Shadow N's 1:52 victory in a $14,500 conditioned pace. The 5-year-old Shadow Play gelding rallied from the pocket to upend 6-5...
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Changes made to Illinois out-of-state breeding rules

on 12/16/2019 8:37 AM
The opportunity to breed out-of-state mares to Illinois registered stallions and have resulting foals that are eligible to register as Illinois conceived and foaled horses went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2022. Since the new rule has been put in place those that fall under this rule change will be available for all the eligibility benefits, this includes foals b...
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Bit Of A Legend N retired at Yonkers

on 12/15/2019 7:14 AM
Yonkers Raceway bid adieu to one of its favorites, Bit Of ALegend N. The 10-year-old dual hemisphere double-millionaire, who was profiled earlier this week, was retired Saturday night in an appropriate place, the Raceway winner’s circle. Before going to his next job—stallion duty at Midland Acres in Bloomingburg, Ohio—Bit Of A Legend N was honored by his human posse....
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Trump Nation wins, Berry scores 4,000th at Big M

on 12/15/2019 7:08 AM
Trump Nation may have looked a bit class-challenged in the past performance lines, but driver Yannick Gingras and the betting public showed confidence and they were rewarded with an impressive victory in the Saturday night featured Preferred for pacers at the Meadowlands. The Ron Burke trainee was facing a strong field – including Geez Joe, who won the Preferred last week in 1:50&n...
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Reckless Rebel takes Holiday Pace final

on 12/14/2019 11:18 PM
The final of the fourth annual Holiday Pace Series took place on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The series had two legs which each went for a purse of $7,500 leading up to Saturday’s $20,000 final. Reckless Rebel won the $20,000 Holiday Pace final with Jim Devaux in the sulky. Melissa Simser-Iovino Photo. The fastest winner of any division leading up to the Final wa...
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Fan Of Terror wins 17th of year at Dayton

on 12/14/2019 11:15 PM
Fan Of Terror has been on a tear throughout the 2019 season.  The 7-year-old son of Western Terror won the $17,500 Billy Hamm Memorial Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday for his 17th triumph of the year and 27th on-the-board finish in 37 trips to post.    Driver John DeLong, leaving from the rail, chose to let even money favorite I'm A Big Deal...
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Mach It A Par goes out a winner at Yonkers

on 12/14/2019 11:11 PM
Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $2.80) went out a winner Friday night. The millionairess, profiled earlier this week, handily notched career win No. 53 at her second home, Yonkers Raceway. Undeterred by pouring rain and a pared-down field of five rivals in the $22,000, second-race pace, odds-on Mach It A Par—from post position No. 2—retook early from Bellatricks (Brent...
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Southwind Chrome shines again in Big M Preferred

on 12/14/2019 6:51 AM
Southwind Chrome shrugged off a late challenger once again on the way to winning a second straight Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, the Preferred for trotters. Last week, the Jeff Cullipher trainee had to deal with Muscle M Up from the far turn to the finish but dug in determinedly to win in a snappy 1:51.4. On Friday night, the 4-year-old son of Chapter Seven-Counter Pointe had ...
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Fox Valley Veto surprises in Batavia Open

on 12/13/2019 11:06 PM
Two top class races highlighted the second last race card at Batavia Downs on Friday night and both winners rewarded their backers with premium mutuels.  In the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot, Fox Valley Veto was overlooked at 11-1 and pulled the upset with a strong closing effort.  Saratoga invader Golden Kronos (John Cummings Jr.) flew to the lead and rattled off frac...
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Sugg, Grismore lead Team Northfield to victory

on 12/13/2019 11:03 PM
Team Northfield Park members Kurt Sugg and Greg Grismore both scored driving doubles to lead their squad to a convincing 507-445 triumph in the initial "Buckeye Battle" at Hollywood Dayton--benefiting the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund.    Sugg captured the sixth and seventh legs of the eight-race contest, while Grismore won leg two and the eighth and final leg to sec...
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Jamieson wins 8,000th career race

on 12/13/2019 10:59 PM
Driver Jody Jamieson became the newest member of the 8,000 win club on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The two-time World Driving Champion entered the weekend opener just a win shy of 8,000 for his career and found the winner’s circle in the evening’s fourth race with sophomore pacing filly Highmoon Sunshine ($11.20) for trainer Isabelle Darveau. Jamieson, 43, has ...
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Rising MVP upsets at 7-1 at The Meadows

on 12/13/2019 6:25 PM
Rising MVP pounced on the tiring leaders in the Lightning Lane to pull off a 7-1 upset in Friday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 conditioned trot.   As Bluebird Jesse and White Tiger swapped the lead, Rising MVP found himself pinned inside and shuffled to fifth. But when the Lightning Lane beckoned, the 4-year-old My MVP-Nutmegs Winner gelding poured through for Wilbur Yo...
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Freshette Hanover, Tango Dancer win at Philly

on 12/13/2019 4:15 PM
The trotter Freshette Hanover and the pacer Tango Dancer N were victorious in the $16,000 feature races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday, the next-to-last day of the 2019 meeting.  First up was the Andover Hall sophomore trotting filly Freshette Hanover, who overcame some recent camera shyness (three straight seconds) with an authoritative 3¾ lengths victory, reducing her ma...
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Bo Mach upsets as WIJI finishes seventh

on 12/13/2019 4:12 PM
 Bo Mach scored a 38-1 upset in Thursday’s $25,000 open pace at Dover Downs while Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2-1 favorite who was continuing his comeback from a nearly three-year lay-off finished seventh. Bo Mach, driven by Corey Callahan and trained by Dylan Davis, won by a neck over Larry Karr in a career-best 1:51.1. Billy Badger N finished third. It was the eighth win in 33 start...
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