Big Friday at Goshen for Schnittker, Johnson

on 07/05/2019 6:03 PM
Trainer Ray Schnittker sent out three winners, including track-record-setting Captain Malicious, and Jan Johnson notched his first winning drive since 2016 as Historic Track hosted six Landmark Stakes on Friday afternoon as part of its annual Hall of Fame weekend Grand Circuit meet. Captain Malicious and driver Mark MacDonald won the $15,700 Landmark Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers by ...
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Track photographer John Pantalone dies

on 07/05/2019 5:05 PM
John Pantalone, founder of World Wide Racing Photos, the track photographer presently at Harrah’s Philadelphia and Freehold and previously for most of the Delaware Valley racetracks, passed away on Friday morning at age 76 after a gradually-debilitating illness. Pantalone graduated South Philadelphia High School, and received further training in electrical engineering through ROTC. He w...
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Hambo Maturity supplements due Tuesday

on 07/05/2019 5:03 PM
The $400,000E Hambletonian Maturity trotting race is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 (post time 7:15 p.m.) at The Meadowlands. It is the sixth edition of the race created by the Hambletonian Society and The Meadowlands to provide a racing opportunity for four-year-old trotters.   The Hambletonian Maturity allows for supplemental entries under the following conditions:    ...
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Shane Angle awarded HHI scholarship

on 07/05/2019 9:28 AM
Shane Angle has been awarded the 2018 Harness Horsemen International annual $4,000 Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship.   Angle, 18, hails from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania and is currently attending Stevenson University and pursuing a degree in Business Administration.  He is the son of Ernest “Bucky” Angle, Jr., and Laura Angle who work as a husband and wife training team not...
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Burke takes four Ohio Sires Stakes splits

on 07/04/2019 11:45 PM
Temperatures weren’t the only thing sizzling on July 4th, as the harness racing public got a look at some of the Buckeye State’s finest 2-year-olds for the first time.   Eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts went postward on a blistering hot afternoon at Scioto Downs in a special matinee program, beginning at 2 pm, ET.   Traine...
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Threefiftytwo, Port Perry win Ont. Gold

on 07/04/2019 11:43 PM
The Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old season got under way on Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a pair of $108,000 Gold Series divisions for the freshman trotting colts, and driver Bob McClure was in the race bike of both winners. “Those are two nice colts right there,” said McClure of young trotters Threefiftytwo and Port Perry. Making his first appearance at the h...
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Trotter Refi scores third straight win

on 07/04/2019 11:41 PM
A $10,000 conditioned race for the 5-year-old and under group on each gait topped the Thursday (July 4) holiday card at Plainridge Park and the respective winners registered career-best efforts in victory.    In the $10,000 trot, Refi (Drew Monti) remained undefeated this year after getting his third straight win in gate to wire fashion. Refi opened up a two-length advantage on t...
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Rosiemunn leads mares at Vernon

on 07/04/2019 11:39 PM
Rosiemunn (Howard Parker) captured the $6,000 featured fillies and mares pace on Thursday (July 4) at Vernon Downs. Beyonce Rockn (Jennifer Lappie) led to a first quarter in :26.4.  Rosiemunn ($6.20) took over the top spot just after the quarter.  She would then control the pace the rest of the way.  She hit the halfway point in :56.3 and the three-quarter mark in 1:2...
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Love A Good Story 1:55.1 NYSS winner

on 07/04/2019 11:36 PM
The Fourth of July special matinee at Tioga Downs featured four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Hypnotic Am (Brian Sears) captured the $26,500 first division. Destiny Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) charged out to the lead and led to first quarter in :28.4.  Hypnotic Am ($2.70) takes over the lead as they went by the stands for the fir...
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Scirocco Rob sets 1:52 Philly trot mark

on 07/04/2019 11:34 PM
Trottin' Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia was highlighted by a pair of $18,000 events for faster-class horses, with the four-year-old trotting gelding Scirocco Rob setting a 1:52 divisional track record in taking the faster section. Favored Pappy Go Go was parked to a :27.1 quarter for command, went on to a :55.3 half, and continued in gear as Cash For Gold, second in his la...
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David Ingraham drives 7,500th winner

on 07/04/2019 11:32 PM
While the rest of the nation prepared to enjoy patriotic pyrotechnic displays on the Fourth of July holiday, the fans at Scarborough Downs were treated to fireworks of a totally different nature as driver David Ingraham sizzled through a three win performance en route to scoring the 7500th driving win of an amazing career.   Ever the family man, Ingraham secured the milestone win...
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Strong June numbers at Meadowlands

on 07/04/2019 12:39 PM
Expectations are normally low at the Meadowlands during the month of June with other tracks’ major events historically drawing some interest – and handle – away from the mile oval, but this year was different, as June saw a huge increase in play over the previous year. With a nightly average all-source handle of $2,623,848, June of 2019 saw an increase of more than $750,000 ...
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2YOFP Fashion Hill sets mark in NYSS

on 07/04/2019 8:54 AM
Fashion Hill took advantage of an unusual circumstance and it ended up helping her shatter the Buffalo Raceway 2-year-old filly pacing track record with a 1:55.3 victory in the first $54,000 division of the New York Sire Stakes on Wednesday night (July 3).   She crushed the old standard of 1:56.2 established in 2016 by She's A Billionair.   Winning driver Tyler Buter sa...
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Bright Eyes M captures Ontario Gold

on 07/04/2019 8:46 AM
Grand River Raceway fans were treated to a trio of impressive performances by Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night, starting with a commanding track record effort by Bright Eyes M in the first $73,066 Gold Series division. Driver Stephen Byron pointed Bright Eyes M at the front from Post 3 and, after hopping over a few shadows on the ground, the pair took com...
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Grand Swan wins ISS, stays undefeated

on 07/04/2019 8:43 AM
Grand Swan continued her winning ways at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after she captured the featured event of the evening, the first division of the $46,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday, July 3. Stopping the timer in 1:54.4, Grand Swan claimed her fourth straight stakes win and remains undefeated this season for driver, trainer LeWayn...
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Big night for thestable in Ohio SS

on 07/04/2019 8:40 AM
The Canadian-based partnership of trainer Jason McGinnis and drivers James and Anthony MacDonald teamed up to capture three of five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests for 2-year-old freshman trotting fillies on a hot and steamy Wednesday evening at Northfield Park.   Thirty-nine diagonally-gaited distaffs battled over the half-mile “Home of the Flying Turns,”  as temp...
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2YO pacer Captain Groovy in 1:52

on 07/03/2019 8:31 PM
First-time starter Captain Groovy quarter-poled to the front and was unstoppable from there, pacing to victory in a stake-record 1:52 in Wednesday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for freshman colts and geldings was contested over three divisions, with Ill Play It Alone and Lyons Music taking the other splits.   Winning trainer Ray Schnittke...
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Fatherr Patrick colt Penance sets PA fair mark

on 07/03/2019 8:26 PM
The 2019 Pennsylvania fair circuit’s speed records on both the trot and the pace were rewritten during two days of racing at the York fairgrounds on Tuesday (two-year-olds) and Wednesday (three-year-olds). The 2:02.4 seasonal trotting mark was first set by a two-year-old, and then tied by a three-year-old. Tuesday, the Father Patrick – Yankee Etta gelding Penance, despite being park...
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2YO pacing filly Winning Words 1:54.3 winner

on 07/03/2019 8:23 PM
Two-year-old pacers were in the spotlight as the racing week opened at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with four $13,000 events highlighting the sidewheeling freshmen, three for fillies and one for colts and geldings. Trainer Chris Ryder, who won the $300,000 Lynch Championship for sophomore fillies with Stonebridge Soul this past Saturday at Pocono, may have a follow-up good one in the Artspeak...
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Hambletonian Future Wager Pool #3 opens July 5

on 07/03/2019 3:54 PM
The Future Wager on the 94th edition of the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands will open its third pool Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m.   This is the third of four pools opened in advance of the Hambletonian, held Saturday, August 3, at The Meadowlands. There are 199 trotting colts and fillies eligible for the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and with just a month left t...
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