Caviart Ally edges Shartin; Emoticon Hanover repeats

on 11/24/2019 12:10 AM
 It took a while for the Bettor’s Delight mare Caviart Ally ($8.80) to find a way to defeat the season-long pacing mare divisional leader Shartin N, but “Ally” was able to exploit the late-found knowledge for the third time in recent weeks, just nosing out her ultimate rival in taking the $175,000 TVG Mare Pace final Saturday night at the Meadowlands in a stakes-recor...
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Six Pack caps career with TVG win; Manchego 2nd

on 11/24/2019 12:06 AM
 Six Pack went out a winner, capping his career by capturing Saturday’s $350,000 TVG Open Trot championship by three-quarters of a length with a track-record 1:50 performance over a surface labeled “good” because of rain at the Meadowlands. Manchego, the lone mare in the race, finished second and Guardian Angel AS was third. Gimpanzee, the 3-year-old taking on olde...
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Papi Rob Hanover, JK First Lady come up big in Final Four

on 11/23/2019 11:20 PM
Papi Rob Hanover dominated the freshman-pacer field to win the Governor’s Cup and JK First Lady won the Three Diamonds freshman-filly pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday.  Papi Rob Hanover, the 1-9 favorite, was never challenged winning the $401,850 Governor’s Cup for two-year-old pacing colts in a 1:51.1 mile. Driver David Miller was in no hurry to get to the lead with Pa...
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Trainer Buck Hollar sends out 1,000th winner

on 11/23/2019 11:07 PM
Longtime Ohio horseman Calvin “Buck” Hollar reached a career milestone on Saturday, harnessing his 1,000th training victory.  The achievement was realized when Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove Pinkpolosocks to a 1:54 victory to win the evening’s fifth race.  Hollar’s father, Billy, sold cars for a living and happen to sell a truck to Michigan horseman Ron Bat...
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I’m A Big Deal splashes to Dayton victory

on 11/23/2019 11:04 PM
I’m A Big Deal (Brett Miller) lived up to his name on Saturday at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere, a recent $155,000 purchase at the Harrisburg sale, captured the $17,500 Open Pace in 1:50.2 over a sloppy track.  The even-money favorite cut all the early fractions (:26.4, :55.3, and 1:22.3) before tacking on a :28 final panel to top Fourbol...
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TVG Open Pace crown goes to Always A Prince

on 11/23/2019 11:00 PM
Always A Prince and driver Yannick Gingras went to the front from post eight and never looked back, rolling to a 1:48.2 win in Saturday’s $350,000 TVG Open Pace championship at The Meadowlands. The margin of victory was 4 3/4 lengths. Bettor’s Wish, the lone 3-year-old in the field of older male pacers, finished second and American History was third. Always A Prince, train...
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EL Ideal, Senorita Rita win Final Four trots

on 11/23/2019 10:10 PM
The trotting side of the Fall Final Four for 2 year olds Saturday night at the Meadowlands saw a favorite foiled and a favorite deliver. Misfortune for 1-2 favorite Amigo Volo paid fortune for 3-1 second choice EL Ideal in the $505,050 Valley Victory Final—sponsored by Kentuckiana Farms. At the gate’s acceleration Amigo Volo lost stride, racing distanced from the field whi...
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Morales III wins 4 at Batavia

on 11/23/2019 9:23 PM
A late-comer to the party, Renaldo Morales III headed to Genesee County upon the completion of the Tioga Downs meet and since arriving has become one of the hotter drivers in the area. On Saturday he continued to streak as he won four races, including both pacing features at Batavia Downs.  In the $12,500 Open I Handicap Morales put Howmac Dancer right on the point and led the entire rac...
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Splurge On Me tops Blooded Horse at $82,000

on 11/23/2019 1:29 PM
The 72nd Annual Fall Blooded Horse Sale, held Nov. 19-21 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, witnessed its highest average in the history of its fall edition. The sale was topped by leading Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots filly Splurge On Me at $82,000.    Consigned by Robert McIntosh, the 3-year-old daughter of Kadabra had 12 wins and $102,000 earned.&nb...
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Limited North American shares in Greenshoe available

on 11/23/2019 1:26 PM
A very limited number of  North American shares in trotting superstar Greenshoe are still available. Greenshoe is standing at Hanover Shoe Farms in 2020 for a fee of $25,000.   Greenshoe is one of the most electrifying horses to ever don a harness. Greenshoe was the  New Jersey Sire Stakes champion at 2 and 3 as well as winner of the Stanley Dancer, Zweig Memorial, Kentucky ...
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Shellie De Vie cruises in Meadowlands feature

on 11/23/2019 6:40 AM
Shellie De Vie was the recipient of a superb drive by Vinny Ginsburg, and the result was an easy 3¼-length score in the $25,000 featured conditioned pace for fillies and mares at the Meadowlands Friday night. The 4-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Beach Girl De Vie was put on the point around the first turn and made the quarter in :27.3. Oceania, the 4-5 favorite, was sittin...
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Lougazi back on top in Batavia Open

on 11/22/2019 10:16 PM
 After making back-to-back breaks earlier this month forcing him to qualify, Lougazi rebounded from an off-track last week to score an easy 1-¼ length victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday evening. Rockefeller Lindy (Dave McNeight III) inherited the lead off the pylons as no one else left in the abbreviated field of five. He took advantage of ...
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Robyn Camden captures Yonkers Preferred

on 11/22/2019 10:14 PM
Yonkers Raceway graded the distaff derby on a curve Friday night, going with a brisk $35,000 Preferred Handicap Pace for the ladies. It was Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr., $16.20) getting the better of Lady Dela Renta A (Jordan Stratton) and 25-1 Cabowabocuttie (Eric Goodell) in a cavalcade of closers, the teletimer doing its thing in 1:55.4   At the outset, 4-5 fave Write Me a Son...
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Lindy Pearl, Crystalline win Plainridge features

on 11/22/2019 10:10 PM
A pair of $12,000 conditioned events for trotters under 6-years of age were contested at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon and it was girl power all around as 3-year-old fillies Lindy Pearl and Crystalline were much the best in their respective divisions despite weather that continued to decline as the day went on.  Lindy Pearl (Drew Monti) got away sixth; seven lengths behind the l...
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Walker drives Keystone Blade to upset in Billings

on 11/22/2019 7:06 PM
Parked the opening five-eighths following an unruly pre-race performance, Keystone Blade nevertheless found more for Kelly “Sky” Walker and sprang an 18-1 upset in Friday’s $25,000 Midwestern Championship of the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Trot at The Meadows. The event, styled as the Delvin Miller Memorial Gold Cup, was contested at 1 1/4 miles over a “good” surfa...
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Tim Tetrick celebrates 38th with Philly six-bagger

on 11/22/2019 7:01 PM
The only thing hotter than the 38 candles on Tim Tetrick’s birthday cake on Friday was his continued scorching form in the sulky at Harrah’s Philadelphia, where he guided six more winners, including She’s Allright in 1:52.4 while taking the $17,000 distaff pacing feature. Tetrick got away second with the sophomore daughter of Sweet Lou, who was a Jugette finalist, then brush...
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Shartin N "back in order" heading into TVG final

on 11/22/2019 3:59 PM
Prior to second-place finishes in October’s Allerage and Breeders Crown events for mare pacers, Shartin N had never lost consecutive starts during her North American racing career, a span of 39 races.   So, trainer Jim King Jr. breathed a little easier when Shartin N snapped that skid with a win in last week’s invitational for fillies and mares at Dover Downs. The 6-year-o...
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Arch Madness dies at age 15

on 11/22/2019 3:15 PM
Arch Madness, a winner of more than $4.2 million who competed in seven Breeders Crown finals and three Elitlopps in Sweden, recently died at the age of 15. Trainer Trond Smeshammer said Arch Madness was discovered dead in his stall at the Maine farm of Michael Andrews, where the trotter had resided since his retirement after his 10-year-old campaign in 2014.   “He meant everythi...
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Horseman Bryce Truitt dies at 87

on 11/22/2019 12:24 PM
Horseman Bryce Norwood  "Woody" Truitt, 87, of Whaleyville, Md., died Nov. 18 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury, Md. Mr. Truitt was born in Whaleyville and was the son of the late Joseph Truitt and Achsah (Holloway) King. He was a retired Standardbred trainer and a member of the United States Trotting Association. He is survived by a son, Randy N. (Dawn); his compa...
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Beautiful Sin, "Ubeaut" look to topple mares in TVGs

on 11/22/2019 11:36 AM
Warrawee Ubeaut and Beautiful Sin will make history Saturday when they become the first 3-year-old fillies to compete against mares in the TVG championships at the Meadowlands. Their connections hope they can add to their stories with victories in their respective races.   Neither horse faces an easy assignment. Warrawee Ubeaut meets a field in the $175,000 Mare Pace that includes the...
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