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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Jailhouse Sam rocks in Dayton Open Trot

on 10/24/2019 10:49 PM
Jailhouse Sam (Sandy Beatty) scored a mild upset in the Thursday $17,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  Content to get away seventh in the full field of nine, Beatty moved into sixth as the third horse in the outer flow as the featured squaregaiters approached the halfway juncture in :57. With the tempo ramping up Jailhouse Sam managed to improve his position to second-ove...
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Opus Blue Chip continues winning ways at Plainridge

on 10/24/2019 9:16 PM
After getting scorched in a :25.4 opening panel last week, Opus Blue Chip bounced back nicely with a gate-to-wire win in the $15,000 Open Handicap Pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.    Opus Blue Chip (Bruce Ranger) left sharply once again from post five this week in :26.3 and opened up a three-length advantage. But Ranger was able to wrangle him in for the second...
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A Sweet Lou sweep at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 10/24/2019 9:12 PM
Trotter Summit In Sight and pacer Love Me Some Lou completed a Simpson – Liberty Bell “stakes sweep” at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon as 3-year-old males of both gaits each raced in three $30,000 divisions. Also completing a “sweep” was sidewheeling sire Sweet Lou, whose progeny captured all three of the pacing contests. Love Me Some Lou ...
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For Standardbred stars, age is just a number

on 10/24/2019 4:21 PM
In August there were five active Hambletonian winners in training and racing throughout North America and in Europe, probably the first time that has occurred in the 94-history of the race. It’s an astounding number when you consider the factors involved in just reaching the Hambletonian.   As the stage turns to Saturday’s Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park, th...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/24/2019 4:04 PM
Twelve Breeders Crown championships are set for Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. The 2-Year-Old Colt Pace is a highly-anticipated match-up and the connections of favorites Tall Dark Stranger, Papi Rob Hanover and Capt Midnight give their take on a race that sets up like a chess match.   Drivers Yannick Gingras an...
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Lady Dela Renta A wins in Saratoga debut

on 10/24/2019 3:54 PM
Lady Dela Renta A (Well Said) made her local debut a winning one in the Thursday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Jose Godinez has often brought New Zealand and Australian invaders to town to compete in Opens over the last handful of years and his newest revelation Lady Dela Renta A impressed in Thursday’s $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open. The field was reduced to five after a...
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Clarification of SBOANJ 3YO trotting series

on 10/24/2019 1:50 PM
The series for 3-year-old New Jersey Sired Trotters sponsored by the SBOANJ will be held at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands beginning in November without starting fees. Freehold will have two legs for $15,000 and a $50,000 final. The first leg will be held on Nov.  1 with the second leg on Nov. 8 and the final on Nov. 15. The Meadowlands series will have one leg for $15,000 and f...
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