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Illinois 2YOs battle in elims for rich finals

on 07/15/2019 8:34 AM
While the older horses were on the track at Hawthorne for the leg two Night of Champions events last weekend, the babies were featured this week.  On Friday night, two-year-old male pacers were the focus in a pair of divisions of the Incredible Finale. The first division had a field of six and was led by RJ Wulfy as he looked for his fourth straight win to open his career.  At ...
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Highland Foxytrotr fastest in Grassroots

on 07/15/2019 8:32 AM
Georgian Downs fans were treated to five divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies competing for a total of $115,400 in their Ontario Sires Stakes debut on Sunday evening. The fastest mile of the five Grassroots divisions was delivered by Highland Foxytrotr, who left smartly from post 1 and never relinquished control. The E L Titan daughter and driver Sylvain Filion fended off Barnum heading...
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Mac's Big Boy's 1:53 leads PA All Stars

on 07/15/2019 8:30 AM
Trainer Ron Burke, who won three of four $30,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars contests for two-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, came back to add two more when four divisions of All-Star freshman male pacers went postward Sunday. Tying for Sunday’s fastest All-Star performer was the Somebeachsomewhere – Michelle’s Jackpot colt Mac’s B...
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Quincy Blue Chip, Stella Jane win NYSS splits

on 07/14/2019 7:18 PM
 Quncy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Stella Jane (Jason Bartlett) each won their division of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday. The two divisions each raced for a purse of $57.600. In the first division Amal Hall (Andy Miller) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :28. Quincy Blue Chip ($4.40) then took over the lead with a ...
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You can call None Better A “Nine Bettor A”

on 07/14/2019 7:14 PM
There were none better than None Bettor A ($2.20), who posted a gritty 1:49.4 victory — his ninth straight — in Sunday afternoon’s $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding and driver Joe Bongiorno had no trouble achieving the lead in the field of five, clearing inside rival The Wall (George ...
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Columbo captures Sheppard 2CP final

on 07/14/2019 12:58 AM
Columbo (Eric Goodell, $6.70), sans the rumpled raincoat, was the fastest frosh Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $120,250 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The race again honored the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms.     From post position No. 4, Columbo had designs on leaving, but was caught wide early as the ...
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Millies Possesion, Evident Beauty win Miller splits

on 07/14/2019 12:53 AM
Heavy public choice Evident Beauty marched to the front for driver David Miller and never looked back, scoring in the $124,000 first division of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.   The New Jersey-bred daughter of Trixton stopped the timer in 1:52.3, equaling her lifetime best.   Evident Beauty, trained by Richard &...
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Stonebridge Soul wire to wire in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2019 12:49 AM
Stonebridge Soul led from start to finish to capture Saturday’s $207,700 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old female pacers by a neck over Tall Drink Hanover in 2:04.2 for 1-1/8 miles at the Meadowlands. Warrawee Ubeaut, the 4-5 favorite, finished third.   Tim Tetrick drove Stonebridge Soul, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of Rock N Soul, for trainer Chris Ryder and owners Hende...
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Lather Up repeats, wins Haughton Memorial

on 07/14/2019 12:45 AM
Lather Up, the fastest horse in the 43-year history of The Meadowlands, captured the $423,000 William R. Haughton Memorial by one length on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   The 4-year-old stallion, trained by Clyde Francis of the George Teague Jr. stable and driven by Montrell Teague, never missed a beat after taking the lead prior to the half mile in :53.1, and stormed home to com...
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Best In Show upsets in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/14/2019 12:40 AM
 What a week for Linda Toscano.   On Sunday evening, the trainer gave a gracious acceptance speech at her induction to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., and on Saturday night, she stood in the winner’s circle after Best In Show pulled a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.   It was the perfect bookend to a seven-day span...
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TJ's Top Pick sets national season's mark at Hoosier Park

on 07/13/2019 11:21 PM
Indiana-sired two-year-old trotters were the featured attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 13 as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by a pair of $65,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the freshmen trotting colts. TJ's Top Pick and Trace Tetrick stole the show after they recorded a national season's record for two-year-old trotting col...
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PA All-Stars contested Saturday at Pocono

on 07/13/2019 11:10 PM
Trainer Ron Burke sent out winners in three of the four $30,000 divisions of Pennsylvania All-Stars competition at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night. Simon Allard drove two of the successful freshman fillies for Burke, including the fastest winner, Shouldabeenatd, whose 1:52.3 winning time was a North American season's record. Allard left with the Sweet Lou – Breakheart...
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Ohio Sires Stakes spotlight freshmen pacing colts

on 07/13/2019 11:03 PM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing colts highlighted the 16-race card at Northfield Park on a comfortable Saturday evening, July 13.   Big Bretta, who finished third but was disqualified and placed fifth in OSS leg one at Scioto Downs on July 4, redeemed himself with a 1:54 victorious clocking in this second leg.  Steered by Chris Lems for trainer Bret S...
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Prairie Fortune wins Tioga Downs feature

on 07/13/2019 10:35 PM
Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) was once again victorious in the $12,000 featured open trot at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 13). The Last Chapter (Wally Hennessey) led the group to a first quarter in :27.1.  Prairie Fortune ($3.50) gained control as they went by the stands for the first time.  He reached the half first in :56.3.  The Last Chapter had to settle f...
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Crystal Fashion upsets Atlanta in Maturity

on 07/13/2019 10:22 PM
An extra eighth of a mile can make the difference, and that seemed to be the case when 23-1 shot Crystal Fashion drove by heavy favorite Atlanta nearing the wire to capture the $450,000 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-olds at The Meadowlands on Saturday night (July 13) for driver Tim Tetrick.   The outcome of the race appeared to go through the 1-5 favorite Atlanta, as Yannick Ging...
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Hannelore Hanover, Shartin N take Miss Versatility, Golden Girls

on 07/13/2019 10:15 PM
Hannelore Hanover, the 2017 Horse of the Year, proved to be too much in the second leg of the $40,000 Miss Versatility on Saturday (June 13) at The Meadowlands.   A surprising 9-5 second choice, Hannelore Hanover held off a late charge by even-money favorite Darling Mearas S to capture her second straight victory by three-quarters of a length in 1:50.2.   Both mares went he...
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Adonis Bay rebounds to take Buffalo open pace

on 07/13/2019 9:51 PM
After a pair of disappointing setbacks, Adonis Bay returned to his winning ways by capturing the $13,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (July 13).   Reverting back to his successful style of racing, that being on the front end, Adonis Bay posted fractions of :28.1, :57.2 and 1:26.2 in covering the mile in 1:55. He beat Black Is Back (David McNeight III) by 3/4 lengths whil...
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Greenshoe rebounds, Swandre The Giant upsets in Dancer

on 07/13/2019 9:49 PM
Greenshoe rebounded from his first loss of the season with a commanding 1:50.1 win in the second of Saturday's (July 13) two $153,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial divisions for 3-year-old male trotters at The Meadowlands, defeating Pilot Discretion by 3-3/4 lengths to stamp himself as the favorite for the Aug. 3 Hambletonian. Super Schissel was third, another eight lengths back.   Th...
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Meadows' Saturday card featured unofficial Adios auditions

on 07/13/2019 9:18 PM
Saturday's card at The Meadows featured unofficial auditions for three hopefuls for the $400,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, and the results were mixed. Two likely are in, but the third definitely will miss the prestigious event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   When the entry box is opened Tuesday morning for the July 20 Adios eliminations, one name that...
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Evident Beauty strong in Del Miller Memorial

on 07/13/2019 9:10 PM
Heavy public choice Evident Beauty marched to the front for driver David Miller and never looked back, scoring in the first of two $124,000 divisions of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands on Saturday night (July 13). The New Jersey-bred daughter of Trixton stopped the timer in 1:52.3, equaling her lifetime best. Evident Beauty, trained by Richard &qu...
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