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Impressive winners in PASS 3FP splits

on 08/12/2019 8:31 AM
On Sunday night, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosted three divisions of the $168,480 third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Trainer Tony Alagna accounted for two divisions with Treacherous Reign (1:49.4) and Tall Drink Hanover (1:50.2), while last year’s divisional champion Warrawee Ubeaut posted her second Sire Stakes win while posting a 1...
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Our Max Phactor Great Northeast winner

on 08/11/2019 9:48 PM
Our Max Phactor N ($6.40) and George Napolitano Jr. sustained a first-over push into stout fractions on their way to victory in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 11) $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, while Tim Tetrick picked up five driving wins on the 14-race card. Our Max Phactor N was unhurried from post two in the early stages, content to let Mac...
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Joey Pro takes Batavia trot feature

on 08/11/2019 9:45 PM
Trainer John Hallett left the friendly confines of Tioga Downs with Joey Pro this week in lieu of a visit to Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 11) but despite the change in venue, they came away with the same result. Joey Pro scored another win, but this time in the top-class $12,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at the oldest lighted harness track in North America. Joey Pro (Jim Morri...
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Halo Its Me wins another Ont. Grassroots

on 08/11/2019 6:07 PM
The trip to Clinton proved worthwhile for reinsman James MacDonald on Sunday as he notched a driving hat trick, with two of the wins coming in Grassroots divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies. MacDonald kicked off the afternoon’s Ontario Sires Stakes action with fan favorite Halo Its Me, taking the lead early and hanging on for a one-half length victory in 2:00. Blue Magic closed we...
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Upsets by Custom Cantab, Speeding Spur N

on 08/11/2019 5:55 PM
The 33-1 longshot Custom Cantab (David Miller) stole the show in the $132,000 Joie De Vie open mare trot at Tioga Downs on Sunday (Aug. 11). The favored Atlanta set the tempo for the race but faded to sixth.  At the start of the race Darling Mearas S (Brian Sears) went on a break early in the first turn and caused Manchego (Dexter Dunn) to go on a break as well.  Atlanta t...
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Joe Kroll dies at age 61

on 08/11/2019 10:39 AM
Joe Kroll, one of the highly respected and likable horseman in harness racing, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8. He was 61. Born in Pittsburgh, PA., on Nov. 17, 1957, Mr. Kroll had a long and storied career in harness racing since moving to Florida with his wife, Shawna, in 1983. While he did have success with Florida Stakes winners, including Indigo Swirl, J S Vi...
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Freshman pacers shine in KYSS Saturday at Red Mile

on 08/11/2019 8:31 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes season opened up last Thursday at The Red Mile for 2-year-old trotters and on Saturday the 2-year-old pacers were on the track with a pair of $30,000 divisions for colts and geldings and one $30,000 contest for the fillies. Roll With Jr and driver Doug McNair won the first division for the males by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:51.1. Sea Of Li...
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Six Pack intoxicating in Yonkers open trot

on 08/11/2019 7:08 AM
Funny thing about Six Pack (Ake Svanstedt, $2.70).   Whenever he's invaded Yonkers Raceway, the end result is not a fair fight. Such was the case again Saturday night (Aug. 10th), when Six Pack drilled seven outclassed foes in the co-featured $46,000 Open Handicap Trot.     Making short work an assigned eight-hole, Six Pack left around Eye ofa Tiger AS (Jason Bartl...
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Bettor’s Wish wins the $400,000 Milstein Memorial

on 08/11/2019 7:04 AM
Dexter Dunn hails from Down Under in New Zealand and traveled to the United States less than a year ago.  He had never been to MGM Northfield Park, but arrived on Saturday (Aug. 10) full of confidence to drive race favorite Bettor’s Wish in the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial.  He went to the gate on the heels of losing two straight photos in the $682,650 Meadowlands Pace and $285,...
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Track records set, tied in Ohio SS at Northfield

on 08/11/2019 7:02 AM
Five Ohio Sires Stakes featured several track records set and tied on a cool Saturday evening, August 10 at Northfield Park.   In the first of a trio of $40,000 OSS events, 1-9 favorite Lane Of Stone cruised easily to a 1:54 new track record triumph in front-stepping fashion for driver Jeff Nisonger and trainer Mark Winters, Sr., who conditions the son of Wishing Stone for own...
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New York Sire Stakes 3YOCT featured at Saratoga

on 08/10/2019 10:54 PM
New York Sire Stakes were featured on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel as three year old colt and gelding trotters took center stage. There were two divisions for sophomore trotters that each went for a purse of $90,050. Drawing the outside post is usually a big time hazard but on Saturday night, both Sire Stakes winners drew post eight for their tries going for the big bucks. Erv M...
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Bridge To Jesse's records fastest trotting mile ever at Hoosier

on 08/10/2019 10:21 PM
After a track record equaling mile in the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes by Lather Up on Friday, Harrah's Hoosier Park's track surface continued to sizzle on Saturday, August 10 as the evening's 10-race card was highlighted by a track record performance in the featured event of the evening. Bridge To Jesse's, with driver John DeLong in the sulky, became Harrah's Hoosier Park's...
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Adriano Hanover stays unbeaten with Meadows PASS win

on 08/10/2019 9:01 PM
Adriano Hanover stretched his career unbeaten streak to four with a hard-earned victory in Saturday's $180,082 Tyler B, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers, at The Meadows. Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke teamed to win the other divisions with Cattlewash and Caliber.   Adriano Hanover and Tim Tetrick made a delayed bid for the lead, reaching the p...
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Champion Six Pack returns to Yonkers Saturday night

on 08/10/2019 10:49 AM
Tristan Sjoberg distinctly recalls a trip to Ake Svanstedt’s stable in March 2018 when he visited his 2- and 3-year-olds in training. Before he left the barn, Svanstedt pulled out Six Pack. The freshman New York Sire Stakes Champion the previous fall hadn’t embarked on his sophomore season yet, but Sjoberg loved what he saw. “He brought Six Pack out and said, ‘take one...
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Freshmen shine in Tompkins-Geers stakes at Tioga

on 08/10/2019 7:04 AM
Tioga Downs hosted six Tompkins-Geers stakes races for freshmen trotters and pacers on Friday (August 9). Major Betts (Dexter Dunn) took the first division of the $29,350 Geers Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts & geldings.  Major Betts ($8.60), who is owned by trainer Mark Harder, J V Jannuzzelli, and Rachel Frost, went to to the front and never looked back putti...
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Alexa's Power wins 46G distaff derby at Yonkers

on 08/10/2019 7:01 AM
Pocketed favorite Alexa’s Power (Jason Bartlett, $4.50) gave the public what it wanted Friday night (Aug. 9th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.    The board spoke her name and Alexa’s Power raced as if she knew it. Making the first lead from post position No. 4, she then deferred to raging, eight-hole-assigned Feelin’ R...
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Looksgoodinaromper sets world record in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/10/2019 7:00 AM
Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi's Looksgoodinaromper established a new world record of 1:52.3 for 2-year-old pacing fillies on a half-mile track via her victory in one of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes at Northfield Park on Friday night, Aug. 9.   Piloted by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke, the freshman daughter of Pet Rock simply cruised in wire-to-wire fashi...
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Lather Up takes Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park

on 08/10/2019 6:56 AM
Just when one thought they had seen it all, a first quarter in :24.4, a favorite who looked hopelessly beaten in the stretch came a Phoenix out of the ashes as Lather Up showed what the heart of a champion can do even when a victory seemed out of the question. With a final time of 1:47.2, Lather Up turned in a stunning performance to capture the 26th edition of the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes...
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Quicksilver Kemp in lifetime best at Plainridge

on 08/09/2019 9:57 PM
Coming off a 3-year-old year that saw him earn in excess of $65,000 without any stake events, Quicksilver Kemp has come back strong at four and has now taken a new lifetime mark after winning the $12,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (Aug. 9).   Quicksilver Kemp (Wally Watson) got away third and watched Simple Kaos (Shawn Gray) run away with the f...
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Amigo Volo sets world record in PASS at Philly

on 08/09/2019 8:59 PM
Amigo Volo broke the world record for two-year-old trotting geldings on a 5/8-mile track with a 1:54.4 victory, winning in one of four divisions of the $188,420 second preliminary round event in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman males at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Hall Of Famer driver David S. Miller, who won the last four races before taking off midcard for night ...
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