Dr Judge rules in Meadows Monday feature

on 09/30/2019 6:40 PM
The verdict is in: Dr Judge was much the best in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,200 conditioned trot, as he triumphed in 1:53 and knocked 1.4 seconds from his lifetime mark.   Aaron Merriman and Dr Judge served early notice that they would take no prisoners, blistering the first quarter in :26.3. Although the 6-year-old Dr McDreamy-Carolling gelding was geared down ...
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USTA partners with DRF for betting harness

on 09/30/2019 4:08 PM
With the upcoming Breeders Crown at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday (Oct. 25) and Saturday (Oct. 26), the U.S. Trotting Association is partnering with Daily Racing Form to present a wagering educational program called “Learn to Bet Harness.” “We are pleased to expand our partnership with Daily Racing Form with this program that will promote our championshi...
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Beaver has favorites in Wednesday's Simpsons

on 09/30/2019 4:06 PM
Chris Beaver will send out the morning-line favorite in each of Wednesday’s three John Simpson Memorial Stakes for 3-year-old female trotters at Harrah’s Philadelphia as he looks to push his training stable to a career high in earnings for the sixth consecutive season. Beaver’s Simpson favorites are among a group of 3-year-old filly trotters, including Kentucky Filly Futurit...
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Grand River handle up 10% for 2019 meet

on 09/30/2019 4:05 PM
Grand River Raceway closed the book on its 2019 season on Sept.r 27, celebrating a 10 percent bump in handle.   All source wagering on Grand River Raceway’s live racing for the 2019 meet was $10,382,493 for a daily average of $216,302, an increase of 10.8 per cent over last season. In 2018, 47 race dates were conducted and $9,366,979 was wagered. A total of 490 races were conduc...
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Big See's 1:51.1 leads Buckeye finals

on 09/30/2019 4:02 PM
It was an afternoon of fun and racing when Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway hosted the Buckeye Stallion Series Final on Sunday, Sept. 29. These horses have been competing over the summer and earned a spot in the final by point accumulation. The purse for these races was $60,000.   Dream Change (Winning Fireworks - Economic Change) was the 2-year-old filly trot winner in Race 2. Br...
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PA fair finals Saturday at The Meadows

on 09/30/2019 11:25 AM
On Saturday, Oct. 5, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will take on the festive atmosphere of a county fair as the track and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) host the $200,000 Pennsylvania Fairs championships as well as the annual Pink Out to benefit the American Cancer Society. The races begin at 1:05 p.m.   Each of the eight championships for 2 and 3 year olds car...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Is it hot up there Sam?

on 09/30/2019 11:01 AM
So I get to The Red Mile for yesterday afternoon’s races with my lunch, and basketball great Sam Bowie was just getting out of his car. Sam and I walked up toward the grandstand together, as you can see in this photo sent to me by Chris Tully. Sam brought up the weather and how hot it’s been in Lexington, and I told him that while it’s hot for me, since he’s about a foot ...
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Googoo Gaagaa colt wins big in Sweden

on 09/30/2019 10:44 AM
Power, a colt sired by Googoo Gaagaa, captured the Swedish Kriterium, the top race for 3 year olds, on Sunday at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm. Power, with trainer Robert Bergh in the bike, won easily, trotting to a mile rate victory in 1:57.3 (1 5/8 miles distance). Brother Bill, a son of From Above (by Zoot Suit), finished second with Jorma Kontio driving. Aetos Kronos, one of th...
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Trotting mare Pat Matters wins third straight

on 09/30/2019 8:00 AM
The Explosive Matter mare Pat Matters has now won three straight and has taken five out of six since joining the Nifty Norman stable after she won the $21,500 featured trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday evening. Pat Matters, owned by the Patricia Stable, was sent right to the top by driver Eric Goodell, and then the second choice yielded to favored Scirocco Rob near the :27.4 q...
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Simple Kaos back winning in Massachusetts SS

on 09/29/2019 9:02 PM
The 3-year-old trotters and pacers hit the track for the first leg of the $1.8 million (est.) Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 29) at Plainridge Park and the record books were rewritten in two of the four events.    In the $39,900 3-year-old colt and gelding trot, Simple Kaos (Jimmy Whittemore) took a quick lead in the race, followed by Jake G’s Champio...
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Big day of Simpson Stakes at Harrah’s Philly

on 09/29/2019 8:58 PM
The fall stakes season at Harrah’s Philadelphia began on Sunday with four $30,000 divisions of the John Simpson Memorial Stake for three-year-old colts on both gaits. Longtime Yonkers stalwart Jason Bartlett came to Philly on Sunday and won four races, three of them in stakes company. Two of the stakes triumphs came on the trot, including the fastest winner of the quartet, the Trixton c...
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Workin Ona Mystery rallies for victory

on 09/29/2019 6:05 PM
Entering from several off-the-board finishes, Brian Brown trainee Workin Ona Mystery catapulted off cover to pace the quickest mile of the three divisions of the $267,400 Captaintreacherous Bluegrass Stakes—sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms—on Sunday, Sept. 29 at The Red Mile. Semi Tough took command from Dancin Lou entering the first turn and le...
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When Dovescry, Beautiful Sin take Bluegrass

on 09/29/2019 6:02 PM
Hambletonian Oaks winner When Dovescry took control early and turned away all challengers with a swift final quarter to win the first of two divisions of the $218,000 Bar Hopping Bluegrass Stakes—sponsored by the Bar Hopping Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms—on the Sunday, Sept. 29 program at The Red Mile. Driver Simon Allard sent the Muscle Hill filly to the point from post 6 whil...
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Mister Muscle takes Saratoga Open Trot

on 09/29/2019 5:07 PM
Mister Muscle (Muscle Mass) wrapped up a big day for his connections as the five year old trotter won the Sunday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Melissa Beckwith and owner Patricia Schneeberger recorded three winners on the matinee card as a trio of Beckwith trainees recorded Sunday scores.   Mister Muscle’s victory in the $15,000 Open Trot was his second straight with Mark Beck...
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Greenshoe: "I think he can go in 1:48"

on 09/29/2019 5:04 PM
Surpassing $1 million in earnings, Greenshoe coasted to a 1:49.4 victory in the first of two divisions of the $192,200 International Moni Bluegrass Stakes—sponsored by the International Moni Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farm—as trainer Marcus Melander swept the pair of sophomore trotting events Sunday, Sept. 29 at The Red Mile. Greenshoe raced third to a :26.3 first quarter set by C...
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Backstretch With Gordon: The heat goes on

on 09/29/2019 10:59 AM
It’s Day 5 of this year’s Backstretch With Gordon, which is sometimes imitated but never duplicated. Thanks again greatly to Steve and Cindy Stewart and Hunterton Farm and Hunterton Sales Agency for the kind sponsorship.    I know I’m sounding like a broken record, but records are being broken in Lexington—and not just on the track. Yes, I’m still ta...
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Henry leads big Grassroots night at Mohawk

on 09/29/2019 8:19 AM
Trevor Henry arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park for Saturday’s three-year-old Grassroots Semi-Finals with an almost insurmountable lead in the Ontario Sires Stakes driver’s standings and the Arthur resident boosted his point tally with three victories. Henry’s first two wins came with Bob McIntosh trainees Judge Ken and Splurge On Me in the three-year-old trotting colt and fill...
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Big efforts win Vernon, Saratoga features

on 09/29/2019 6:55 AM
Sweet Deisel (Dan Daley) and Brookdale Bruiser (John MacDonald) captures the $6,000 co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday. Sweet Deisel ($12.40) came flying late to grab the first $6,000 featured pace. Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :26.1.  He maintained the lead at the halfway mark in :55. Sometimes Said (John...
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Tullow N wins rainy Batavia open

on 09/29/2019 6:51 AM
  A torrential rainstorm rolled into Genesee County just prior to post time and downgraded conditions to sloppy before the first race ever hit the track. But the inclement weather and less than desirable track conditions did not prevent Tullow N from imposing his will on his foes in winning the $12,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night. Tullow N (John Cummings Jr...
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Scott Rocks rocks in Pocono feature

on 09/29/2019 6:48 AM
The 9-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding Scott Rocks returned to his “hometown” track of The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night and won the $21,500 featured pace in 1:49.3 – the 58th win of his career, and his 30th victory at Pocono over the years. George Napolitano Jr. left sharply with Scott Rocks, let Anythingforlove A get to the lead by the :26....
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