Hallie’s Comet springs 44-1 surprise at Big M

on 10/27/2019 10:14 AM
Hallie’s Comet used some racing luck and a great steer from driver Eric Abbatiello to pull off a major surprise in the featured $22,500 conditioned pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The tote board spoke volumes about how evenly-matched the field was, as the post-time favorite was 3-1 while the fifth choice was 4-1. Americanprimetime moved past early leader Sicily to lead whil...
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Melady’s Monet, Mickey Gee win Yonkers features

on 10/27/2019 10:10 AM
A second-over Melady’s Monet (Eric Goodell, $10.40) and a grinding favorite Micky Gee N (Jordan Stratton, $4.50) delivered the goods Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $42,000 Open Handicaps. It was a 61st career victory for Melady’s Monet in the week’s marquee trot. From post position No. 6, he stalked 19-10 choice Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory) as tha...
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Bold Eagle soars in Crown Open Trot

on 10/27/2019 12:04 AM
France’s Bold Eagle made the trip to Canada for the $500,000 (US) Breeders Crown Open Trot a winning one as driver Brian Sears guided the 8-year-old son of Ready Cash to a command performance victory in 1:52 over an off surface at Woodbine Mohawk Park In Saturday night. Bold Eagle got away fourth as Lindy The Great jetted to the front in the early stages cutting a :26.2 openin...
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Dancin Lou wins Breeders Crown 3YOCP by a head

on 10/26/2019 11:40 PM
Dancin Lou displayed tremendous determination to track down and nail Bettors Wish at the finish line to win the $786,000 (CAD) Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Driver Andrew McCarthy angled out uncovered from fourth with Dancin Lou entering the far turn, while Bettors Wish rolled the field to three-quarters in 1:23. The stretch drive saw Bettors Wish ah...
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Gimpanzee grabs second Crown trophy with 3YOCT win

on 10/26/2019 10:37 PM
Trainer Marcus Melander brought three high profile colts into the $500,000 (US) Breeders Crown for sophomores on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Gimpanzee emerged as the best of the lot capturing his second consecutive Crown title at the expense of heavy favorite Greenshoe who suffered from a difficult overland journey in a 1:52 3/5 mile. The race contested during a driving rain an...
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American History takes victory in Breeders Crown Open Pace

on 10/26/2019 10:32 PM
Joe Bongiorno took a route up the rail late to win the $655,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace Final with American History on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The time for the win was 1:48.3. This Is The Plan stormed to the top from post 10 off the gate, passing American History, who also showed some early foot, and taking the top. Dorsoduro Hanover took a spot on the rail third in front of McWi...
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Warrawee Ubeaut takes second consecutive Crown title

on 10/26/2019 9:57 PM
Warrawee Ubeaut had to work a bit hard to gain the front but the Sweet Lou-sired filly was again much the best in the $550,000 (US) Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace for her second consecutive Crown title. Yannick Gingras let others do the work early as he left with purpose with Warrawee Ubeaut and watched as Stonebridge Soul first sprinted to the lead and then released Treacherous Rei...
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Winndevie much the best in 3YOFT Crown win

on 10/26/2019 9:34 PM
Brian Sears guided race-favorite Winndevie to a late-charging win in the $655,000 (CAD) Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday. The winning mile went in 1:53. Bet down early, Sears was in no hurry to leave quickly with Winndevie as Only Take Cash and When Dovescry sped to line up first and second with The Ice Dutchess following. Only Take Cash cut...
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Manchego dominant in Breeders Crown Mare Trot

on 10/26/2019 8:39 PM
Manchego and driver Dexter Dunn put on a show in capturing the $325,000 (US) Breeders Crown for Open Mares on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park in a scintillating 1:51 mile. The 4-year-old mare by Muscle Hill won for the fifth straight time in the process as the 1-2 betting choice. Plunge Blue Chip and Ice Attraction left inside Manchego and the early skirmish saw Plunge Blue Chip take...
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Caviart Ally powers to Crown victory over Shartin N

on 10/26/2019 8:36 PM
Caviart Farms' Caviart Ally ($7.00) sustained a first-over push out of midfield to duel down divisional standout Shartin N en route to a going-away 1:49.3 score in the $300,000 (U.S.) Breeders Crown Mare Pace on Saturday night (Oct. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Caviart Ally stalked patiently in fourth while Kissin In The Sand (Yannick Gingras) and Shartin N (Tim Tetrick) dueled through ...
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Rocknificent, Hen Party score in Kindergarten at Big M

on 10/26/2019 8:54 AM
Rocknificent and Hen Party won their respective divisions of the sixth and final leg of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-olds Friday night at the Meadowlands, setting up what should be an interesting final for pacing fillies next week.   Rocknificent sat in the three-hole from the start, and when driver Scott Zeron asked for speed nearing the top of the stretch, the daughter of Capta...
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Papi Rob disqualified, Tall Dark Stranger claims 2YOCP Crown

on 10/25/2019 11:52 PM
The $600,000 (US) Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace was expected to be a battle between elimination winner Papi Rob Hanover and Metro winner Tall Dark Stranger. That the two crossed the wire that way was just the beginning of a story that changed radically after the finish. Driver Yannick Gingras placed an objection on behalf of Tall Dark Stranger against David Miller on Papi Rob Hanover ...
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Amigo Volo takes off in Breeders Crown 2YOCT

on 10/25/2019 11:13 PM
Amigo Volo set a torrid tempo in the two-year-old trotting colt division and held his ground for a Breeders Crown victory on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   With Dexter Dunn in the sulky for trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman, Amigo Volo established the lead from post four, out-trotting a trio of outside leavers, and sprinting record first-half fractions of :2...
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Record performances in Circle City at Hoosier Park

on 10/25/2019 11:10 PM
  The track was lightning fast on Friday, October 25 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, while the track hosted divisions of The Circle City Stakes for three-year-old fillies and colts of both gaits. The night provided several impressive performances, including a track record-setting performance and two track recording-equaling performances. Pure Chance set the new track ...
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Reflect With Me upsets in Breeders Crown 2YOFP

on 10/25/2019 10:49 PM
There were three fillies getting a lot of attention heading into the 2019 $786,000 ($600,000 USD) Breeders Crown Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, but Reflect With Me was not one of them. She has placed herself back into the conversation of the division's best with a come-from-behind Breeders Crown victory.   Leaving from post position eight, Andrew McCarthy settled Ref...
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Ramona Hill wins Breeders Crown 2YOFT

on 10/25/2019 10:44 PM
Ramona Hill flashed impressive gate speed to open the 2019 Breeders Crown, presented by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, and overcome her outside post position to win the $786,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Trained by Tony Alagna and driven by Andrew McCarthy, Ramona Hill overcame post 10 for a bounce-back score in 1:53.2. After win...
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Up Front Flor Ida scores at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/25/2019 10:06 PM
Up Front Flor Ida, the current Ohio Sires Stakes older pacing mares champion, turned in another gritty performance at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday (Oct. 25) winning the featured $17,500 Open Mares Pace. Driver Kayne Kauffman, who has guided the 4-year-old daughter of Woodstock to a majority of her ten seasonal victories, took no prisoners on this occasion.  Despite firing to the fron...
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Rockin Philly, Skater Chick Liberty Bell winners

on 10/25/2019 5:33 PM
 Rockn Philly, a pacing daughter of A Rocknroll Dance, became the only three-year-old filly to complete a “sweep” of the Simpson and Liberty Bell fall stakes series at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as both gaits raced two $30,000 divisions of their Liberty Bell events Friday. Victor Kirby sent Rockn Philly right to the lead, and after reaching the quarter in :27, the pair got ...
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Golden Tricks wins stakes at Freehold

on 10/25/2019 3:28 PM
The Ake Svanstedt-trained filly Golden Tricks dominated the Garden State Trot for 3-year-old fillies on Friday, winning by 6 3/4 lengths in 1:56.2. Leaving from post position four in the field of six, driver Andy Miller tucked her in the three-hole early, rating behind Starita and Sexy Wow. At the five-eighths point, Miller pulled with Golden Tricks, and she boldly accelerated to the lead. ...
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Ducharme brings 8 to MASS finals

on 10/25/2019 8:51 AM
The finals of the $1.8 million Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) will be held at Plainridge Park on Monday where 2 -and 3-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders will compete in eight $100,000 divisions to claim state champion status.    Trainer George Ducharme, who hails from Walpole, Massachusetts located just a few miles from Plainridge, holds the distinctio...
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