Fields set for Hambletonian eliminations

on 07/30/2019 3:43 PM
Sixteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday’s 94th Hambletonian Stakes at The Meadowlands, requiring two eight-horse eliminations to reduce the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that afternoon. Gimpanzee is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the first elimination and Greenshoe is the 4-5 favorite in the second. The draws for the Hambletonian and companion Hambletonian Oaks, whic...
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Fields set for Grand River's Industry Day Battles

on 07/30/2019 9:55 AM
Despite uncertain weather looming over the Elora, Ont. oval, the talent was certain and impressive from freshman colts and fillies aiming for a spot in the $239,000 Battle of Waterloo and the $157,500 Battle of the Belles finals to be contested next Monday, Aug. 5, during Grand River Raceway’s 29th Industry Day event. Thirteen of the nation’s finest 2-year-old colts battled for a ...
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Special "Atlanta" label Hambletonian wine available

on 07/30/2019 9:31 AM
In celebration of the 94th edition of America's greatest harness race, the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack and Tomasello Winery have again teamed up to provide fans and guests with two special limited edition wine selections. The $1 million Hambletonian will be raced Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3 as the finale to the championship meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Post time...
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Yonkers racing secretary Steve Starr retires

on 07/30/2019 8:52 AM
Longtime Yonkers Raceway racing secretary Steve Starr is retiring, effective Wednesday, July 31. Starr has been putting together Yonkers' races since early 1976 after serving an apprenticeship under both Ed Parker and Richard O’Donnell. Of course, at that time, New York-area racing alternated, with three-month stays at Roosevelt Raceway and Yonkers.   Before leaving and turn...
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Mach Doro A scores again at Plainridge

on 07/30/2019 7:51 AM
Coming off a lifetime mark last week, Mach Doro A (Ron Cushing) bounced right back in seven days to win again in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (July 29). Having been assigned post nine, Cushing floated Mach Doro A off the gate and unhurriedly made his way to the front past the quarter in :26.2. The son of Mach Three then snapped off the next two quar...
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Capt Midnight, Allywag Hanover win Dream Maker leg

on 07/30/2019 7:44 AM
Capt Midnight and Allywag Hanover made it a first-round sweep of the Dream Maker Series for sire Captaintreacherous on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A group of 16 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into a pair of $15,000 divisions.   Capt Midnight delivered a :26.2 final-quarter to reach up just in time to defeat stablemate Captain Nemo by a head in the ope...
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Quincy Blue Chip takes NYSS

on 07/29/2019 7:07 PM
Racing for the largest single purse since 20017, Monticello Raceway had one division of NY Sire Stakes racing for a purse of $118,800, and seven divisions of Excelsior races.   Jim Morrill Jr. had just driven Market Bre to victory in the second race, and after the winner circle presentation Morrill said, “I’ll be back in an hour for the that Sire Stake blank...
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Hambletonian post draw live Tuesday on social media

on 07/29/2019 11:39 AM
The entries, post positions and harness racing morning line odds will be revealed for the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands during a live post position draw on Tuesday, July 30 beginning at 2 p.m.    The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page and YouTube channel. Fans should be sure to "Like"...
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Say You Do wins sixth straight at Pocono

on 07/29/2019 8:40 AM
Using a tactic proven successful earlier over a surface turned sloppy midcard, Say You Do was sent to the lead early in the race by driver Tyler Buter and went on to notch sixth consecutive victory, winning the $21,500 featured trot Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:54.3. Say You Do settled for the pocket early as Winning Shadow pressed on to command, then was underway nea...
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Groovy Joe remains undefeated in NYSS

on 07/29/2019 8:38 AM
As three $34,866 divisions of 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Sunday with Groovy Joe putting in the fastest performance of the day allowing him to remain undefeated.   Sandy’s Bolt (Jim Morrill Jr.) started from post one and led the majority of the race with Groovy Joe (Matt Kakaley) sitting in the g...
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Guardian Angel As, Shartin N star at Plainridge

on 07/28/2019 7:19 PM
Guardian Angel As lived up to his billing in the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot as he led every step of the way en route to an impressive victory, setting a new track record in the process. Also, in the   Tim Tetrick wasted no time putting Guardian Angel As on the point, seating everyone else in the process before he hit the quarter in :26.4. Tetrick then slowed down the ...
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Rebellious one of 5 wins for Merton

on 07/28/2019 6:27 PM
Mike Merton won five races, including the feature, at Tioga Downs Sunday. Merton won the $11,000 featured pace with Rebellious and drove four more winners. Rebellious ($5.30) went straight to the lead and led to the first quarter in :26.1.  Americanprimetime (Wally Hennessey) took over as they went by the stands for the first time.  He controlled the pa...
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Just Enuf Sass Maine Sire Stakes winner

on 07/28/2019 6:24 PM
The three-year-old trotting divisions of the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes made their first appearance at Scarborough Downs on Sunday after four consecutive weeks spent on the northern circuit at Bangor Raceway.   The filly division split evenly into twin five-horse fields, each racing for identical $9709 purses, and the streaking sensation Just Enuf Sass wasted pr...
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Arden Downs divisions contested at The Meadows

on 07/28/2019 8:22 AM
Saturday’s card at The Meadows, which featured the $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids and the $120,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo, was rich with Grand Circuit stakes — six in all. Here are highlights from the other four Arden Downs stakes.               $40,000 James Manderino — 3-Year-Old C...
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Boadiciea continues to rule in Ontario SS 3FP

on 07/28/2019 8:02 AM
Boadicea continued her domination of the 3-year-old pacing filly division with a third Gold Series win at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. Starting from post six with regular driver Jonathan Drury in the race bike, Boadicea had control of the race before the :27.1 quarter and never let her peers get close enough to challenge. After a :54.4 half and a 1:21.3 three-quarters Boadicea...
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Atta Boy Dan wins 5th straight at Pocono

on 07/28/2019 7:54 AM
The $20,000 claiming handicap pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono saw an early candidate for “Pocono Pacer of the Year,” Atta Boy Dan, post his fifth straight triumph, this one on the engine in 1:49.3, a seasonal best for the Western Terror 10-year-old gelding. George Napolitano Jr. refused a hole “offered” by his brother Anthony behind Rock The Town and ...
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Northfield Park’s Single Six pays more than $42K

on 07/28/2019 7:50 AM
The 20-cent Northfield Single Six was taken down by a lone combination for a whopping $42,522.68 return on Saturday. The massive payoff was hit by a patron wagering through the Portland, Oregon hub and watching the action on the Flying Turns via simulcast. The Single Six wager premiered on October 13, 2018 and has become popular with punters chasing colossal returns.  The uniqu...
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Bllack Hole, Yankee Boots surprise in Ohio SS

on 07/28/2019 7:47 AM
A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers proved fortuitous for two mild longshots on a steamy and humid Saturday night before a cheerful and hefty Scioto Downs crowd.   Bllack Hole, an altered son of Mr Apples, found his way through a wall of horses in the final yards of the first OSS division, blasting through to a 1:50.4 clocking with Tyler Smith at t...
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Winnerup, Livinonthedash capture NYSS 3CT splits

on 07/28/2019 7:43 AM
Winnerup (Trond Smedshammer, $5.80) and Livinonthedash (Marcus Miller, $2.20) proved best Saturday night, dividing Yonkers Raceway $170,500 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A pair of $85,250 races comprised the event. Winnerup, who has been his own worst enemy more than once this season, was a good boy here. From post position No. 5, he wor...
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Millies Possesion, When Dovescry win Oaks elims

on 07/28/2019 7:37 AM
On the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands were two eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters, with the first five finishers from each dash returning for the $500,000 final, which takes place on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 3. The first elim saw the Jim Campbell-trained Millies Possesion stay unbeaten in eight lifetime starts. The daughter...
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