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Meadowlands fall meet kicks off Friday

on 10/10/2019 11:08 AM
After a nine-week hiatus that began at the conclusion of a highly successful Hambletonian Day, live harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday night.   During October and November, live action will be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays. December will see Thursdays added to the schedule. All live harness programs will have a post time of 7:15 p.m.   There will be sp...
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Ultimate Beachboy aims for ultimate comeback

on 10/10/2019 9:17 AM
At three, Ultimate Beachboy was such a talent that he finished second in a Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids elimination and captured the second level of the Battle of the Brandywine at Pocono. He earned $216,060 that year before falling off the charts and passing through a number of hands. He hasn’t won a race in nearly three years.   Yet thanks to the indulgence of his ...
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Media Queen N upsets in Batavia mares Open

on 10/09/2019 10:02 PM
Despite two consecutive impressive starts yielding a win and a second, the betting public opted to overlook Media Queen N as she made a step up in class on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 9). But the lass from down-under made the doubters eat their tickets as she rallied from off the pace at 33-1 to capture the $11,000 fillies and mares Open II pace at Batavia Downs.   Rock N Roll Rosie (Ho...
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Lyons Sentinel leads Simpson filly winners

on 10/09/2019 4:31 PM
Lyons Sentinel got a good workout in her final start en route to the Breeders Crown eliminations next week, turning in a 1:52.2 victory with the temperature in the 50s in winning her division of the $114,800 Simpson Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Captaintreacherous filly, a winner in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship o...
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Risi named regional operations manager at Tioga, Vernon

on 10/09/2019 12:32 PM
Brett Risi has been named regional operations manager at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Jason Settlemoir, the regional vice president for racing at Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and the Meadowlands.   Risi, 26, originally from Ilion, N.Y., has been the track handicapper at Tioga and Vernon since 2017.   “You could se...
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Essig sends 1-2 punch into INSS 3CP final

on 10/09/2019 8:31 AM
While she’s sending three horses into a $2 million card on Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, two breakout pacers have been stealing the headlines from the Missy Essig barn. Both unraced as 2 year olds, Little Rocket Man and Shamwow have made names for themselves throughout the 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes season. The rookie 3-year-old pacers have combined seasonal earnings of $...
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Artrageous captures Harrington Mares Open

on 10/08/2019 9:24 PM
Artrageous ($14.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:53.1 winner Tuesday in the featured $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.  The 5-year-old Art Major mare had little trouble making the lead from post position seven where she would stay for the mile’s duration in achieving her sixth win of the season over Cruzinforavictory and Shesarocker. Trained by Andrew Stafford, it was her sixt...
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Photo finishes in Pocono features

on 10/08/2019 9:20 PM
A pair of $15,000 co-featured trots on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono were won in photo finishes by the pocket sitter who used the Pocono Pike as the path to victory. The faster of the two winners was the Crazed gelding Krentler Hanover, who lowered his lifetime best to 1:55 for trainer Bruce Clarke and owner Anthony Cangialosi. Marcus Miller used ...
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Sea Shadows cruises late to Meadows victory

on 10/08/2019 6:37 PM
Trailing by nine lengths after a quarter, Ohio invader Sea Shadows launched a relentless uncovered move that carried her to her fifth straight victory in Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Her previous wins in the streak came at Scioto Downs and Northfield Park, but Sea Shadows had no trouble with her new environment. Once Kurt Sugg got ...
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Armbro Monarch, dam of Duke Of York, dies

on 10/08/2019 4:29 PM
 Armbro Monarch, the Dan Patch, Nova, and O’Brien Award 2-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year in 1993, died of old age in Colorado on Oct. 8, according to Al Libfeld, the owner of the 28-year-old mare. The daughter of Valley Victory-Armbro Flori was bred by Armstrong Brothers. She was purchased as a yearling for $25,000 at the 1992 Kentucky Standardbred Sale by Isabelle ...
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Breeders Crown supplements, entry box approaching

on 10/08/2019 4:15 PM
A little less than a week remains to the deadline for potential supplements to the 3-year-old and older Crown races and for world champion Bold Eagle, the sole invitee to the Breeders Crown Trot, to declare.   Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12:00 noon (EDT), Monday, Oct. 14, in the race office of Woodbine Mohawk Park, Campbellville, Ont., Ca...
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Atlanta draws post 3 in International

on 10/08/2019 2:11 PM
Atlanta was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s (Oct. 12) $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino’s Yonkers Raceway after drawing post three for the 41st edition of the invitational for older trotters. A 4-year-old mare, Atlanta will represent the United States in the 10-horse, nine-nation field. The draw for the race, which will be contested at t...
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Hurrikane Kingcole dies unexpectedly

on 10/08/2019 11:08 AM
Hurrikane Kingcole p,3, 1:47.3 ($582,807), a son of Cam’s Card Shark known for his blazing speed, has died unexpectedly in Australia at age 10. According to Australia’s National Trotguide website, Hurricane Kingcole was found dead in his paddock at Egmont Park Stud, the farm of Kevin and Kay Seymour. In announcing the stallion’s death, Kevin Seymour noted that Hurricane King...
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World champion Lather Up retired

on 10/08/2019 8:58 AM
World champion pacer Lather Up has been retired. Co-owner George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com that the 4-year-old son of I’m Gorgeous is being retired as a result of an injury.   Lather Up retires with 23 wins in 37 career starts, with his victories including a 1:46 effort in the $250,000 Graduate Series final in July at the Meadowlands. The time was the fastest ever by a 4...
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Gals compete in Pace for the Cure at Nfld

on 10/07/2019 9:16 PM
MGM Northfield Park is hosting “Pace for the Cure” on Saturday (Oct. 12).  The event is for female drivers and is an effort to offer a novel event for horse racing spectators, as well as use harness racing’s platform to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer. The event has been well received by horsemen and has grown to two divisions on the evening’s progr...
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Mass. SS finals held at Plainridge

on 10/07/2019 7:01 PM
The records continued to fall at Plainridge Park after five divisions of 2-year-olds competed in the $1.8 million Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) on Monday afternoon (Oct. 7). Five more track and/or stake standards were either matched or reset when the action concluded in the second leg of the series. In the first $22,450 division for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, R Maddy Blue Chip (...
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JK American Beauty leads Courageous Lady

on 10/07/2019 6:01 PM
The $120,500 Courageous Lady goes postward this Saturday (October 12) at Northfield Park.  The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America’s top 3-year-old filly pacers and has attracted a very competitive slate of foes vying to become this year’s champion. JK American Beauty will start from post five and has been installed the 5-2 lukewarm  favorite by Northfi...
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New Columbus Day series at Plainridge

on 10/07/2019 8:20 AM
The Harness Horseman’s Association of New England (HHANE) and Plainridge Park have announced there will be three special $40,000 (total) series that will be held at The Ridge for trotters, pacing fillies and mares and pacing colts and geldings that will start on Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 14). These races will be on the regular condition sheet and there is no fee for entry.   &l...
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Longshots rule in Simpson divisions

on 10/07/2019 6:33 AM
 Favorites tasted defeat in all four divisions of the John Simpson Memorial for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, and all four winners took new lifetime marks. Blank Stare ($19.00) took top honors among 14 freshman male pacers, dueling down prohibitive favorite Lake Charles for a 1:52.4 victory in the first of two $49,700 divisions of the ...
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Greenshoe reigns in 127th Kentucky Futurity

on 10/06/2019 4:12 PM
Division leader Greenshoe kept his crown intact as he patiently pushed for the front and faced little challenge when cruising to a 1:51.1 mile in the 127th Kentucky Futurity—going as a $450,000 single heat sponsored by Hunterton Farms, Stoner Manor Inc. and Menhammer Stuteri Ab—over a "good" track at The Red Mile on Sunday, Oct. 6. Stablemate Green Manalishi S swept...
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