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Horseman Walter Gower, 87, dies

on 07/01/2019 9:55 AM
Walter G. Gower Sr., 87, passed away Friday, June 28, at his home with his family by his side. Born and raised in Columbus, NJ, he owned and operated Hillsdale Farm in Allentown, NJ.   He was a farmer and owned, trained and drove harness horses. Mr. Gower was well known in the harness Industry.   “He wasn’t big on talking,” Taylor Gower told Ken Wei...
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Two AM, Satin Dancer win PcD trots

on 07/01/2019 8:51 AM
The Muscle Massive gelding Two AM won his fourth straight trip over the red oval at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showing a powerful last sixteenth to catch pacesetting The Veteran by a neck in 1:53.1 in Sunday night’s $21,500 feature. Driver Tyler Buter pushed the favored The Veteran with his second choice to a :27.2 quarter; the chalk got moderate middle fractions of :56.1 and 1:25...
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Im The Muscle takes Saratoga feature

on 07/01/2019 8:50 AM
Im The Muscle (Muscle Mass) was a decisive winner in the Open Trot on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard trainee drew the rail for his first try in the $15,000 local feature and leading driver Billy Dobson sat behind the four year old trotter. Patient in the early going, Im The Muscle made his move past the half with the track’s defending Trotter of the Year Ulst...
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Sky Castles, Take The Credit win NYSS

on 07/01/2019 8:47 AM
Tioga Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (June 30).  Both Divisions raced for a purse of $55,000.  In the first division it was Praying Ruby (Wally Hennesey) who charged out to the front.  He led to a first quarter in :29.2 and the half in 1:00.  R Herbie Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) ...
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Keep On Rocking A takes Great Northeast at Philly

on 06/30/2019 5:28 PM
Eighth on approach to the final turn, Keep On Rocking A ($19.40) passed every horse but one to narrowly reach the winning post first in Sunday afternoon's (June 30) Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia. Pat Berry was patient early with the 7-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding, and the pair sat well off early fractions of :26.2 and :54.2 controlled first by s...
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Yonkers trot feature to Melany's Monet

on 06/30/2019 8:55 AM
Proven Desire (Jim Marohn Jr., $24.60) and Melady’s Monet (Eric Goodell, $16.40) prevailed Saturday night (June 29th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $46,000 Open Handicaps.   Proven Desire, from post position No. 2 in the week’s adult-table pace went up and over a stopping Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) down the backside. He then opened to 2¼ lengths off th...
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Marcus Miller wins 5 at Meadowlands

on 06/30/2019 8:52 AM
Marcus Miller was on fire at the Meadowlands Saturday night, driving five winners on the 14-race card.   Miller began his big night in the second race by guiding 4-5 favorite All It Takes to a 1:52 score in a non-winners of $3,500 for pacers.   He then reeled off three straight wins, beginning in race seven. First was Rocks Noble Artist as the 5-2 second choice in 1:52.1 in...
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Century Farroh overcomes post 12 in OntSS

on 06/30/2019 12:01 AM
Century Farroh delivered his second Gold Series victory of the season with an impressive effort at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. In spite of starting from Post 12 in the second tier, driver Sylvain Filion was able to map out a clear path to the winner’s circle for the three-year-old pacing colt. With Stag Party ahead of them at Post 2, Filion and Century Farroh were able to ...
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Marseille controls, beats Greenshoe in Beal

on 06/29/2019 11:59 PM
Ake Svanstedt expected his colt Marseille to follow heavy favorite Greenshoe in Saturday’s (June 29) $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial, but his plan never came to fruition. Instead, Marseille led from start to finish in the event for 3-year-old trotters to spring a 55-1 upset at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Marseille won the Beal by a head over Greenshoe, the 1-9 favorite whose furiou...
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This Is The Plan rockets to Franklin win

on 06/29/2019 11:58 PM
The pocket rocket This Is The Plan prevailed on Sun Stakes Saturday night (June 29) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. He ducked inside pacesetting favorite Western Fame, went to the lead, then held off defending Ben Franklin champion McWicked to take this year’s $500,000 Franklin final in 1:48.2, with the 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding setting a new mark.   Yannick Ging...
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Guardian Angel As sets WR in Cleveland

on 06/29/2019 11:39 PM
Guardian Angel AS went to post as the public choice in Saturday’s $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic at Northfield Park and did not disappoint.  He delivered a spectacular 1:52 world record victory.   Guardian Angel AS ($3.80) started from the rail. He floated off the gate and two rivals were ahead of him at the 1/8-pole. Once the field was set, driver Jason Bartlett attempted a...
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Black Is Back edges Lucan Hanover

on 06/29/2019 11:13 PM
Black Is Back ($4.10) left the field feeling blue in Buffalo Raceway's $13,000 Class AA-Open Pace on Saturday night (June 29) with a neck win over Lucan Hanover in 1:54.3 over the fast track.   It was fourth straight victory for Black Is Back with the previous three decisions coming at Saratoga Raceway.   With his first start behind Black Is Back, David McNeight III got...
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Dylan Huckabone-Miller gets first PM win

on 06/29/2019 11:08 PM
Cindy's Party Boy (Howard Parker) captured the featured pace ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (June 29). The big favorite Sgt Papa Daddy (John MacDonald) went to the front and went to the first quarter in :27.1.  Cindy's Party Boy ($9.10) went first-over and took the lead before hitting the half in :55.2.  As they went around the final turn he would still control th...
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Hannelore Hanover picks up 44th win

on 06/29/2019 11:05 PM
Hannelore Hanover, the 2017 Horse of the Year, got career victory No. 44 on Saturday (June 29) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono when she powered to a 1:52.2 win over a track labeled “good” in a $75,000 leg of the Great Northeast Open Series for trotters. Rich And Miserable was second and Tight Lines was third. Rich And Miserable, who entered Saturday’s contest with a si...
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2CP Rockin The Ace 1:54.2 NJSS winner

on 06/29/2019 11:02 PM
The Meadowlands hosted the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds on Friday (June 28) night. All five of the divisions raced for a purse of $25,000. The 2-year-old filly pacers started the night off in a non-betting race before the regularly scheduled card. David Miller teamed up with the Ross Croghan trainee Odds On Sarasota to claim the first NJSS division of the night. Mil...
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Cross Country, Rock Candy win OSS

on 06/29/2019 10:58 PM
A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes began the Cleveland Trotting Classic evening at Northfield Park on Saturday night, June 29, with sizzling performances put forth by a pair of notable Buckeye-bred sophomore side-wheelers. This was the second round of the four-leg series.   In the first OSS division, 9-2 Cross Country and driver Luke Ebersole stole the show with a 1:50.4 li...
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2 straight Saratoga wins for Hudson Phil

on 06/29/2019 10:55 PM
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) continued his winning ways in Saturday night’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   The Jackie Greene-trained star went coast-to-coast in the $15,000 Open Pace for the second consecutive week. Jay Randall piloted Hudson Phil to his fifth victory of the year in the local Open, a win that came with the four year old as the public’s 1-9 betting favori...
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Shake That House uses pocket trip to win

on 06/29/2019 10:52 PM
Shake That House and driver Brian Sears found a good spot early and an even better spot at the end of Saturday’s (June 29) $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Benefiting from a pocket trip behind pacesetting Captain Victorious, Shake That House moved off the pylons heading into the stretch and marched to a two-length win over Bra...
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Stonebridge Soul takes Lynch in 1:49.3

on 06/29/2019 10:45 PM
On an atypical night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono where the speed wasn’t holding well, the Somebeachsomewhere filly Stonebridge Soul sat behind a wicked backstretch duel between pacesetting second choice Treacherous Reign and favored first-over Warrawee Ubeaut, then used the Pocono Pike to earn a three-quarter length victory in the $300,000 James Lynch final for 3-year-old pacing fil...
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Capt Midnight big 1:53 Meadowlands baby race winner

on 06/29/2019 12:48 PM
Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) took place on a muggy Saturday morning at The Meadowlands. The track was fast, flags limp and temperature in the 80s when the trotting fillies stepped onto the track to contest the first race at 10 am. Pacing colt Capt Midnight (Andy McCarthy) was an impressive 1:53 winner in the last baby race of the morning, leading all the way then sprinting home in 27 flat to ...
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