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Greenshoe to start Thursday in KYSS at Red Mile

on 09/03/2019 9:58 AM
The final preliminary Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) leg for 3-year-old trotters will be raced Thursday night, Sept. 5, at The Red Mile, and headlining one of two $30,000 divisions for colts and geldings is Greenshoe, who won his Hambletonian elimination and then was second in the same-day final in early August at the Meadowland.   Greenshoe, who needs to finish first or second to ensur...
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Slick Tony tops $500k in career earnings

on 09/03/2019 8:51 AM
George Leager’s Slick Tony ($2.40, Russell Foster) notched a 1:52.1 win in the $20,000 Open Pace feature Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion continued his accomplished career that saw him surpass $505,000 in career earnings with his 27th career win.   “Tony” was driven confidently in customary first-over fashion by Russell ...
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3CP Sugartown wins Grassroots in 1:50.4

on 09/03/2019 8:41 AM
Ontario’s talented 3-year-old pacing colts wrapped up their Grassroots regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night and Sugartown picked up his fourth win in the provincial program to finish atop the division standings. Starting from Post 3 with Louis-Philippe Roy in the race bike, Sugartown got away sixth as Silver Beast sprinted out to a :26.4 opening quarter. Through the :5...
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Team Orange Crush wins 4 at Pocono

on 09/02/2019 7:46 PM
There was one sure way – and it was the only way – to cash a ticket on a favorite during the Labor Day Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. You bet on a Julie Miller-trained horse. Julie combined with driver/husband Andy to send out four horses on the twelve-race Pocono card. All were favorites; all won and took lifetime marks; and none of the other eight fa...
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Courant's Magnus Rundgren moving to SRF in 2020

on 09/02/2019 7:20 PM
Magnus Rundgren will be resigning as CEO of Am Bloodstock and will take the same position for Lennart Agren’s SRF Stable beginning January 2020.   For the last 11 years Rundgren has been employed by the Courant-Group, owned by Anders Ström, of which Am Bloodstock is a subsidiary.   “I have had many happy and fruitful years with Anders and our partners,&rdqu...
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2YO Groovy Joe wins NYSS for 7th win in 9 starts

on 09/02/2019 7:14 PM
Tioga Downs welcomed two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing colts and geldings on Monday. Both divisions raced for a purse of $52,000.   Groovy Joe  (Matt Kakaley) captured the first division for his seventh victory in nine career starts.   Cigars And Port (Ray Schnittker) lead to the first quarter in :26.3.  He continued to cont...
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2YO Rockin The Gates takes NJ stakes at Freehold

on 09/02/2019 7:09 PM
The Labor Day holiday weekend included the $10,000 first legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund (SDF) for 2 year olds at Freehold Raceway.  On Friday (Aug 30), the Julie Miller trainee Contepartiro Deo lunged past the odds on favorite Heart N Soul Deo to win the first leg of the SDF for 2-year-old filly trotters. Andy Miller settled Contepartiro Deo in the two hol...
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Nextroundsonme 1:56.3 winner in Philly feature

on 09/02/2019 7:07 PM
The Cantab Hall sophomore gelding Nextroundsonme was well-prepared off a 33-day layoff by trainer Jenny Melander, moving well through the last quarter to take a 1:56.1 victory in the $16,000 trotting feature on a special Labor Day Monday afternoon of racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia. George Napolitano Jr. reserved the five-time winner in third as Our White Knight put up fractions of :28,...
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Dylan Huckabone-Miller drives 2 winners at Vernon

on 09/02/2019 7:03 PM
Brookdale Bruiser hung on to capture the $6,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Monday (Sept. 2).   Brookdale Bruiser ($3.40) stepped out of the gate and hit the first quarter in :27.1.  He controlled the pace to the half in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:25. Brookdale Bruiser, who is owned by the J P Stables and trained by MacDonald, turned for home in front.  He looked lik...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit in to qualify Tuesday in Philly

on 09/02/2019 3:43 PM
Another qualifier is on tap  for 2015 Harness Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit as he continues his comeback after being away from the races for almost three years. He is scheduled to compete in a Tuesday morning qualifying session at Harrah’s Philadelphia. So far in 2019, Wiggle It Jiggleit posted a 1:53.4 qualifying victory, rushing home in :27, at Philly two weeks ago, and th...
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New book about Greyhound now available at Museum

on 09/02/2019 3:41 PM
From the time of the world champion trotter’s retirement in 1940 until the time of his death in 1965, Dooley Putnam was Greyhound’s companion and friend. Urged by fans, family and friends to share the story of their association with the great horse, Dooley’s wife Leone began drafting the story she would title, Dooley And the Gray Ghost. While never completed, the manuscript is ...
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No surprises in Ohio Sires Stakes championships

on 09/02/2019 10:47 AM
Sporadic rainfall throughout the evening didn’t put a damper on $2.4 million worth of Ohio Sires Stakes contests at Northfield Park on Sunday night.   The highlight of the eight, $300,000 Championships for 2- and 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies came in the final OSS event, the 3-year-old colt pace, as 6-5 favorite Bllack Hole endured an excruciating fi...
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Leonard has back-to-back 8-win nights

on 09/02/2019 8:20 AM
Records are made to be broken.  When it’s your own record, it makes things a little bittersweet.  When you do it on back to back nights, that makes it a whole lot of fun.  That was the story for driver Casey Leonard this past weekend at Hawthorne as he put together consecutive nights winning eight races at Hawthorne.   On Friday evening the eight wins came in a mi...
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Satin Dancer scores in 1:53 at Pocono

on 09/02/2019 8:17 AM
Satin Dancer took her field coast-to-coast in winning the $17,500 featured trot Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, equaling her lifetime mark of 1:53 under the guidance of Dexter Dunn. The Big Stick Lindy five-year-old mare had favored Two AM stalking her through fractions of :27.2, :56.2, and 1:24.3, but Satin Dancer sailed on smoothly on the front end, withstanding Two AM by a l...
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Grassroots, Charity Driver Tourney at Clinton

on 09/01/2019 10:56 PM
Clinton Raceway wrapped up its 2019 season on a high note Sunday afternoon with the 39th annual Charity Driver’s Challenge and four $22,800 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts. The first seven races were dedicated to the driver’s challenge, which benefitted the Royal Canadian Legion branches in Clinton, Seaforth, Wingham and Brussels. The top four drivers f...
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Freshmen Fortify, Moneyman Hill fast in KYSS

on 09/01/2019 10:52 PM
Driver Scott Zeron kept Brian Brown trainee Fortify towards the front and fired past the late-race leader to take the quickest of two $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) divisions for two-year-old pacing colts on Sunday, Sept. 1 at The Red Mile.   Zeron placed the Sweet Lou colt in the pocket to Golden Sand heading to a :27 first quarter before circling to the front approaching a :54...
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Tetrick: Shartin could have paced "1:47.2...no problem"

on 09/01/2019 7:47 PM
Not only did Shartin N ($2.10) and Hannelore Hanover ($3.00) emerge as the final preliminary winners in their respective $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series events on Sunday (Sept. 1) at Harrah's Philadelphia, but they erased a pair of decade-long track records in the process. Shartin N erased Southwind Tempo's 1:48.3 record for older pacing mares with a 1:48 performance in the Great No...
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Yonkers handles $1,037,833 on Triple Crown card

on 09/01/2019 7:46 PM
Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night (Aug. 31) four-stakes program, which offered nearly $1.25 million in stakes purses alone and featured the $500,000 Yonkers Trot and $500,000 Messenger Pace, legs of the sport's Triple Crowns, was well-received at the windows…real or electronic.   The dozen-race Yonkers Trot/Messenger Stakes/Hudson Filly Trot/Lady Maud card had a total ...
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Hennessey drives three winners at Tioga on Sunday

on 09/01/2019 7:43 PM
Miss Flora (Corey Braden) came flying late to steal the $9,000 featured trot at Tioga Downs on Sunday (Sept. 1).   Campbellini (Wally Hennessey) took control right out of the gate. He put in a first quarter of :27.2 with the half in :56.4. Jack Rules (Andy Santeramo) came first-over on the backstretch and pressured Campbellini to the three-quarter mark in 1:24.3. Rose Run Rudi (Aaron ...
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McJagersOnTheMove sets 1:52.3 Scarborough record

on 09/01/2019 7:42 PM
Just two days after Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones wrapped up their latest American tour in Miami, a horse named McJagersOnTheMove made a sparkling debut at Scarborough Downs on Sunday while equaling the all-age track record in a brilliant 1:52.3 performance.   Fresh off an eye-popping 1:52.3 score at the Windsor (Maine) Fair, the 7-year-old son of McArdle-Grand Fancy appeared des...
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