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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Prominent owners move horses from Dowse

on 07/13/2019 12:54 PM has learned two prominent Standardbred owners have taken horses from trainer Gareth Dowse following an incident at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday night.   Ray Schnittker won a PA All Stars on Monday night with Can’t Say No and when he went into the winner’s circle he was bombarded by obscenities by horseman Josh Marks. Marks followed it up...
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Horseman Claude Richards, 60, dies

on 07/13/2019 12:52 PM
Claude Richards, 60, died on July 9. Richards began his career as a horseman at 15. He won his first drive on this 21st birthday on the roan horse, Bold Emperor, Goshen, NY. That experience hooked him on the sport. Mr. Richards learned from some of the best in harness racing such as: George Sholty, Eldon Harner, Archie Niles, Marcel Dostie, Gary Lewis, and other great trainers. His favorite ho...
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Florida mainstay Ron Jellis, 78, dies

on 07/13/2019 12:48 PM
Ron Jellis passed away on July 6, while vacationing with his family in Sanibel Island, Fla. He was 78. He suffered a massive heart attack while he accompanied his wife Donna for a walk in the calm and peaceful waters of Sanibel. Mr. Jellis was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and little did the world know what kind of an impact he would end up leaving on everybody who was luck...
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More baby race winners at Meadowlands

on 07/13/2019 12:45 PM
Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace day edition began at 10am on a prefect morning with a fast track, minimal wind and the temperature at 75f.  Crucial opened the day with another win, her second in as many attempts in 1:57.3 / 28.2 in hand to Yannick Gingras. The Father Patrick filly took over as the approached the half in a minute, rated the turn then sprin...
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Villiam, Fortune Starlet score in NJSS Finals

on 07/13/2019 8:23 AM
It was a case of long and short at the Meadowlands in a pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals Friday night, as Villiam scored at 85-1 in the 2-year-old colt and gelding pace while 3-5 shot Fortune Starlet dominated in the 2-year-old filly trot.   Villiam, a gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven-Village Mirage, had plenty of action unfold in front of him as the top three horses in the wagerin...
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2YO trotters compete in Ohio Sire Stakes at Northfield

on 07/12/2019 11:52 PM
A quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting youngsters fired up the Northfield Park crowd on a lovely cool and mildly breezy Friday evening, July 12.   Expect The Sweep, the 5-2 choice, took the first OSS division with a 1:57.2 front-stepping performance with Aaron Merriman steering the brown gelding.  Owned by Beaver, Fleming, Yoder and Zeehandelar, the son of...
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Gold Star Mysti wins Tioga Downs feature

on 07/12/2019 10:35 PM
Gold Star Mysti (Corey Braden) takes the $11,000 featured fillies and mares pace at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 12). The big favorite Shebang N (Wally Hennessey) laid down all the early fractions (:26.0, :57.0, 1:24.3). Gold Star Mysti, who is owned by Gold Star Farm and trained by John Hallett, followed in the pocket for the whole trip.  As they reached the stretch she slipped t...
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