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Dorsoduro Hanover wins Preferred in BC prep

on 10/19/2019 10:34 PM
Dorsoduro Hanover, with Matt Kakaley in the bike, won the $34,000 Preferred for trainer Ron Burke at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday in 1:49.4, topping four others eligible to next week’s Breeders Crown Open Pace. Youaremycandygirl and Courtly Choice left alertly, with the mare taking a short lead until Courtly Choice got the lead, followed by favorite Geez Joe and Dorsoduro Hanover in a...
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Monti wins 5, including Batavia feature

on 10/19/2019 10:30 PM
  Drew Monti was on top of his game Saturday night at Batavia Downs, winning five races on the card including the weekly pacing feature with Down On My Luck who moved up to the top class $12,500 Open I Handicap after taming the Open II pacers in handy fashion last week. Down On My Luck took back to fifth while Tullow N (John Cummings Jr.) and Mr. Euroman (Billy Davis Jr.) fough...
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Carolina Beach snaps bridesmaid streak with win

on 10/19/2019 10:00 PM
Carolina Beach snapped his “bridesmaid” streak when he inherited the lead down the backside and made it stand up in Saturday’s $18,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Carolina Beach had five consecutive place finishes and appeared destined for another as he stalked the formidable Windsong Leo from the pocket. But when Windsong Leo made an uncharacteristic and po...
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Granite is rock solid in Dayton victory

on 10/19/2019 9:57 PM
The aptly named Granite returned to the winner’s circle Saturday night, winning the featured $16,000 Open Handicap Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway in 1:50.4.  The rock solid 6-year-old son of Real Desire, who has bounced back and forth between Miami Valley, Scioto Downs, Hoosier Park, Hawthorne and Hollywood Dayton all year, captured his seventh seasonal victory and raised his 2...
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Patton drives first winner at Oak Grove

on 10/19/2019 7:54 AM
Oak Grove Racing & Gaming kicked off its inaugural meet Friday (October 18). The first horse to cross the finish line was Dee Rocks, a 4-year-old mare trained and driven by Jamaica Patton for owners Ronald Phillips and John Carver of Illinois. The mare went to the front from post 6 and lead the majority of the race in fractions of 27.2, 56.4, and 1:25.1 before hitting the wire in 1:54.1. ...
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Tyler Miller wins Big M GSY leg

on 10/19/2019 6:55 AM
The amateur drivers took center stage for two races on the Big M card Friday night. The GSY club along with the Billings Amateur Club was carded for the first and fifth races of the evening.  Ten pacers went to the gate in race one and as the gate swung open, Bettor Spirits N (Tony Ciuffetelli) left hard and took control of the lead past the quarter and half-mile stanzas. He put ...
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Pegasus divisions featured at Hoosier Park

on 10/19/2019 6:47 AM
Coming off the heels of the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals night, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted another round of Grand Circuit action on Friday. The Pegasus Stakes for 3 year-m olds were the featured events of the evening, with two divisions for each sex and gait. With the exception of an upset by Yes, favorites prevailed with wins from Rockin Nola, Pure Cha...
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Kindergarten divisions raced at Meadowlands

on 10/19/2019 6:42 AM
Creature Of Habit got into the win column for the first time in her career a week ago, and Friday night at the Meadowlands, the daughter of Donato Hanover-Habit’s Best came right back and won again, taking one of five divisions of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-olds.   The Nifty Norman trainee scored in the dash for filly trotters by brushing to command down the backst...
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Papi Rob Hanover bests Tall Dark Stranger in 2CP elim

on 10/19/2019 6:37 AM
Earlier in the evening driver Yannick Gingras upended two unbeaten juveniles in capturing Breeders Crown eliminations. Gingras was on the other side of the fence in the lone $32,500 (CAD) Crown elimination for juvenile pacing colts and this time his unbeaten Tall Dark Stranger tasted defeat for the first time as Papi Rob Hanover and driver Dave Miller turned the tables in capturing the event in ...
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Priceless, Lyons Sentinel, New Year win 2FP elims

on 10/19/2019 6:32 AM
Trainer-driver Brandon Bates will make his Breeders Crown debut following a 1:50.2 blowout victory on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the opening elimination for 2-year-old pacing fillies with his Rockin Image filly Priceless. A group of 21 rookie pacing fillies were split into three $32,500 (CAD) eliminations to determine the field for next Friday!s (Oct. 25) $600,000 final...
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Madhatter Bluechip wins 5th straight in Plainridge open

on 10/18/2019 10:54 PM
It doesn’t matter what track he races at, Madhatter Bluechip just continues to win. On Friday his multi-state roadshow continued as he ventured into Massachusetts to visit Plainridge Park and came away with his fifth straight victory after winning the $16,000 Open trotting feature. Madhatter Bluechip (Kevin Switzer Jr.) left and took a quick lead before the heavily favored Nows The Mome...
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Favorite Tequila Monday scores at Yonkers

on 10/18/2019 10:51 PM
Favorite—and lone leaver—Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell, $3.90) finished it off Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. From post position No. 6, Tequila Monday worked around pole-sitting Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr.) before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. From there, the Raceway’s fastest-ever femme (a 1:50 flat effort in late Ju...
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Joey Pro wins 12th of year at Batavia

on 10/18/2019 10:47 PM
After stringing three straight wins at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono prior to finishing sixth chasing a 1:52.3 mile last week, Joey Pro ventured north to Batavia Downs and ran away with the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot on Friday night. BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) rushed off the gate for the lead and looked like he would go unchallenged for a while. But Joey Pro (John Cummings Jr.) who was now th...
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Spoiler Alert wins Vernon feature

on 10/18/2019 10:43 PM
  Spoiler Alert (Leon Bailey) took the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday. Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) took early control hitting the quarter in :27.4.  He would use a :29.1 second quarter to hit the half in :57. Majestic Fire (Dan Daley) went first-over just before Only Passing threw hit three-quarters in 1:25.2. Spoiler Alert ($8.50), who is ...
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Gingras sweeps Crown 2YO trot eliminations

on 10/18/2019 10:38 PM
 Driver Yannick Gingras set up shop in the winner’s circle to launch the Breeders Crown elimination weekend festivities on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A pair of eliminations for the 2-Year-Old Filly Trot and a single elimination for the 2-Year-Old Colt Trot were contested.  Gingras drove Synergy (Father Patrick-Southwind Sauna) to a 1:55 win in the $32,500 Breed...
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French Cafe wins NJ Dev. Fund at Freehold

on 10/18/2019 6:28 PM
Going into the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) for 3-year-old filly trotters, French Cafe and Sexy Wow traded wins in the first two legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old filly trotters. French Cafe was the 1/2 choice to win the final on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway and lived up to the hype, w...
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Jive Dancing A bests St Somewhere

on 10/18/2019 6:25 PM
Jive Dancing A showed herself to be the real thing as she shipped into Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, winning the $17,000 featured pace for distaffs in 1:52.1, her fastest clocking in a win on North American shores. George Napolitano Jr., whose four wins on the day topped the driving colony, scooted right to the lead with the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven, then yielded afte...
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New races for NJ 3YO trotters

on 10/18/2019 10:49 AM
As previously announced, the SBOANJ will be sponsoring a series for 3-year-old New Jersey Sired Trotters 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.   Due...
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Custom Cantab has earned her supplement

on 10/18/2019 10:35 AM
It is costing Custom Cantab’s connections $31,250 to supplement her to the Breeders Crown Mare Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. But the way trainer and part-owner Chris Beaver looks at things, it’s almost like spending found money.   “She was a $6,000 yearling, so with (paying) the supplement we’re still way ahead,” Beaver said with a laugh.   The...
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Pine Dream takes Dayton Open Trot

on 10/18/2019 9:31 AM
   A perfect drive by Josh Sutton and a tiring leader, who opened a lane up the inside in the stretch, allowed Pine Dream to win the Thursday $17,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  It was the 7-year-olds ninth 2019 score and increased his seasonal earnings to $140,000.   Sutton urged Pine Dream to leave the gate alertly from his outermost post position. Elmo...
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