Bettor's Wish draws post 1; Aflame Hanover 8

on 08/26/2019 9:00 PM
The fields are set for the $500,000 Messenger and $500,000 Yonkers Trot, to be contested Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   The 65th Yonkers Trot required no eliminations as just eight 3-year-olds entered. Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade drew post six in what was carded as the sixth race.   “It wasn’t in our original plan, but plans change,” trainer ...
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Sweet Lucy Lou surprises, but not Ubeaut, Tall Drink

on 08/26/2019 8:57 PM
Three divisional leaders — Tall Drink Hanover, Warrawee Ubeaut, Stonebridge Soul — each looked to burnish her credentials in Monday’s Romola Hanover, a $167,677 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for sophomore filly pacers at The Meadows. Tall Drink Hanover and Warrawee Ubeaut did just that, but Stonebridge Soul fell to 15-1 outsider Sweet Lucy Lou.   Tall Drink Hanover has an imp...
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Teagues score with Daiymir at Harrington

on 08/26/2019 8:55 PM
George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership;s Daiymir ($4.20, Montrell Teague) was a 1:53.2 winner in the $12,500 featured conditioned pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.  The 5-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion never looked back in his front end score where he would lead throughout over Q's Cruise and Late Mail N. It was the 7th win of the year for the Clyde Francis-trainee.  Lat...
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Betterlatethannever 1:50.3 Plainridge winner

on 08/26/2019 8:52 PM
Betterlatethannever put in a strong front-end effort to capture his second straight win after taking the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Aug. 26).   It was a four-horse, four-wide dash off the gate for the lead with Major Leaguer (Jimmy Whittemore), Betterlatethannever (Jay Randall), Tisadream N (Drew Monti) and Mach Doro A (Ron Cushing) all argu...
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ARCI approves Standardbred racing amendments

on 08/26/2019 4:24 PM
At its most recent meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., earlier this month the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI), approved 12 amendments to the Model Rules pertaining to Standardbred racing and set aside final action on other pending items for further review. The ARCI Board of Directors approved the following amendments. The proposals were submitted by the United States Trott...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. videos available

on 08/26/2019 2:37 PM
Videos of the four trotting yearlings from Walnut Hall Ltd. that will sell at Fasig-Tipton the first week of October are now posted on both the Lexington sale and the Walnut Hall Ltd. websites.   These yearlings are now available for your inspection, both in hand and in the paddock, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A call ahead would be appreciated, but it is not required...
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Millionaire Hellava Hush dies at 19

on 08/26/2019 12:39 PM
According to Don Carroll of Whiting, N.J., Hellava Hush’s former caretaker, the 19-year-old gelding has died from natural causes at the private farm of Darin Lane of Massachusetts.   in his racing career, the son of Lindy Lane posted 30 victories, 20 seconds and 13 third-place finishes in 88 starts. Kelly O’Donnell trained him at two and three and he was also drivi...
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Powerful Chris prevails in Ontario Gold

on 08/26/2019 8:49 AM
Rideau Carleton Raceway hosted a battle of the 3-year-old pacing filly heavyweights on Sunday evening and fans were treated to a championship display in the $158,000 Gold Series division. Division leaders Boadicea, Powerful Chris and Sunny Dee were sent off as the top choices in the 10-filly field, with Powerful Chris getting the slight edge over her rivals. Starting from post 5 with regular ...
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Buckeye Classic catalogs now available

on 08/26/2019 8:47 AM
Sale catalogs are now available for the fifth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield, Ohio. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Champions Expo Center located at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Start time is 10 a.m. A total of 207 yearlings have been cataloged by many of the major Ohio farms with yearlings by l...
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Real Cool Sam, Capricornus win PASS splits

on 08/26/2019 8:41 AM
Although a half length winning margin might not suggest so, the Muscle Hill-Cooler Schooner freshman trotting gelding Real Cool Sam was absolutely in control in his division of the $184,018 final preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for his group Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Real Cool Sam and driver David Miller were looped out of the gate as Big Oil was ...
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Another win for Backstreet Shadow

on 08/25/2019 9:57 PM
Since arriving in the Ron Burke stable in early July, Backstreet Shadow has been on an absolute tear. The 4-year-old Shadow Play gelding ran his winning streak to five with a measured 1:49.1 victory in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 25) $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, which was also his first appearance at the riverside track. Tim Tetrick was back in...
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Groovy Joe leads Reynolds winners at Tioga

on 08/25/2019 9:51 PM
Tioga Downs played host to five W.N. Reynolds Memorial races on Sunday (August 25). Groovy Joe (Matt Kakaley) captured the $38,650 first division of "The Solicitor" for 2-year-old pacing colts & geldings.   Groovy Joe ($2.80) went right to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.1.  He used a :30.4 second quarter to lead to the half in :58.0.  Columb...
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Dancin Lou’s 1:48.3 fastest in KYSS

on 08/25/2019 9:16 PM
Driver Andrew McCarthy pushed Dancin Lou to the lead through a quick tempo and widened his advantage through the stretch to win the fastest of two $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) second preliminary divisions on Sunday at The Red Mile.   Western Exposure left for the front from post 8 while Pyro tucked into the pocket. Even-money favorite Native’s Sweetlou raced third b...
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Tall Drink Hanover looks to extend streak in PASS

on 08/25/2019 9:13 PM
Monday’s $167,277 Pennsylvania Sires Stake has drawn many of the division’s top 3-year-old filly pacers, none of them hotter than Tall Drink Hanover. The daughter of Captaintreacherous-Take Into Account has won three straight — all stakes — defeating most of those rivals in the process, and her 1:48 mile in the Shady Daisy was a thing of beauty.   She’...
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Mark MacDonald to miss rest of 2019

on 08/25/2019 5:59 PM
Standardbred Canada has reported driver Mark MacDonald will likely miss the remainder of 2019 after undergoing surgery following an accident at Saratoga Casino Hotel in July.   MacDonald, a winner of 6,220 career races, was on the track with 2-year-old So Surreal colt Splash Brother prior to a New York Sire Stakes race at the half-mile oval. MacDonald was unseated and sustained a frac...
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Springsteen is boss again in Pocono feature

on 08/25/2019 2:55 AM
Springsteen had his third straight “#1” at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night, grinding his way past Western Joe to take the $21,500 featured pace in 1:49 and add to a great evening for the brothers Allard. Springsteen, a four-year-old son of Rock N Roll Hanover, was away fourth as Rebellious cut a :27 quarter and the favored (even money vs. Springste...
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Ocean Rock sets new world record in Ohio SS

on 08/25/2019 2:50 AM
Ocean Rock paced to a new world record clocking of 1:51.1 in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests Saturday night at Northfield Park. The son of Rockin Amadeus established the new mark for 2-year-old gelding pacers on a half-mile track.   Driven smartly by trainer Danny Noble, Ocean Rock grabbed the lead at the start of the one mile test and never looked back...
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Gimpanzee wins impressively in NYSS

on 08/24/2019 11:10 PM
Gimpanzee (Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows) was everything the large live crowd that gathered on the Batavia Downs apron came out to see as he cruised to an easy win in his division of the $118,500 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at the Downs on Saturday night.   Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) got away third initially while Whimzical Chapter (Dan Daley) hust...
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Crystal Fashion, Guardian Angel As win Maple Leaf elims

on 08/24/2019 11:07 PM
The field is set for next Saturday’s $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot after a pair of eliminations were contested Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A group of 13 older trotters, including five mares, competed in a pair of $40,000 eliminations. The top-five finishers from each punched their ticket to next Saturday’s (Aug. 31) rich final.   Guarad...
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Alagna trainees 1-2-3 in Nassagaweya

on 08/24/2019 11:05 PM
Rookie pacers got their first taste of Grand Circuit action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday night for the Nassagaweya and Eternal Camnation.   A field of 11 colts and geldings clashed in the $228,100 Nassagaweya, while a pair of $112,239 Eternal Camnation divisions for fillies also took place.   The Nassagaweya Stakes saw trainer Tony Alagna sweep the trifecta with his ...
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