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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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Hambo-eve fundraiser helps Museum, SRF

on 08/09/2019 3:05 PM
The harness racing community once again showed robust support for two of the sport’s most important charities – The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) – at a casino-themed fundraiser held Hambletonian eve at The New Meadowlands in East Rutherford.   The Aug. 2 event, with dinner sponsorship from the connecti...
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Speeding Spur looks for 1st US win in Crawford Farms

on 08/09/2019 3:03 PM
New Zealand-bred trotter Speeding Spur arrived in trainer Linda Toscano’s barn this summer and quickly made a favorable impression. He hopes to leave a winning one, as well. Speeding Spur, who was last season’s Trotter of the Year in New Zealand, has raced twice in the U.S. and trotted 1:51.1 both times. The 8-year-old stallion was fourth behind Manchego, Marion Marauder, and Lind...
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Taylor Made purchases 50% interest in Lather Up

on 08/09/2019 2:54 PM
This week's Harnessracing.com’s Weekend Preview noted rumors were circulating regarding the possible sale of world champion pacer Lather Up, and on Friday afternoon the purchase was confirmed.   In a deal reported by Ernie Martinez of Martinez Equine, 50 percent of Lather Up has been sold to a group headed by Taylor Made Sales and Stallions by owners Gary and Barbara Is...
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Jackpot Hi-5 hit for $77,000 at Philly

on 08/09/2019 2:12 PM
The Jackpot Hi-5 at Harrah's Philadelphia was hit on Friday (Aug. 9) when one player successfully chose the winning 2-3-1-6-9 combination in the afternoon's fifth race for a dividend of $77,690.36.   Chillin It De Vie and Pat Berry recorded a 14-1 upset in the fifth race, a second-level conditioned pace for fillies and mares, narrowly defeating 1-5 favorite Sheewarsthepants wh...
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Michigan Sires Stakes set for Tuesday at Northville

on 08/09/2019 10:26 AM
Over $230,000 in purses will be on the line in an eight-race Michigan Sires Stakes program to be held Tuesday afternoon at Northville Downs, and all four 2018 freshman champions will look to defend their crowns as sophomores.   After posting an impressive 1:58.2 win in last year's Sires Stakes final and accumulating nine other victories as a freshman, Matty's Legacy remai...
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Determination's Port Perry wins Ontario SS

on 08/09/2019 8:31 AM
Port Perry took sole control of top spot in the two-year-old trotting colt standings with his second Gold Series victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening. The long-legged Port Perry moved sharply away from post 6 and once he took control the outcome was never in doubt. Rolling through fractions of :29.1, :59.3 and 1:28.4, Port Perry and driver Bob McClure were never threatened and ...
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Jimmy Takter named to Jug Wall of Fame

on 08/09/2019 7:11 AM
Triple Hall of Fame trainer, Jimmy Takter has been selected as the 35th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair. Takter, 58, won the 2006 Little Brown Jug with Mr Feelgood and the 2008 Jugette with Good News Lady. On the trotting side, he won six Buckette titles, three Standardbred’s and two Old Oaken Buckets. He trained four USHWA ‘Horses of the Year&...
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Winndevie wins, Woodside Charm 7th, in NYSS

on 08/09/2019 7:07 AM
Winndevie (Jason Bartlett) captured the $118,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday. Sensibility (Tyler Buter) led to the first quarter in :26.2.  Quincy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) was second best but went on a break right near the first quarter mark. Woodside Charm (Verlin Yoder), who was the 2018 Two-Year-Old Trotter...
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