Maewegonow takes Meadows feature

on 11/30/2020 8:07 PM
Dismissed at 7-1, Maewegonow stalked the leader from the pocket, then knifed through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Trot.   Maewegonow sat patiently for Dan Rawlings while Town Victor took the field through the early fractions. But the 6-year-old daughter of Deweycheatemnhowe-Mauresmo was stronger through the stretch, do...
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Hollywood Dayton unveils Jackpot Pick-5 on Dec. 1

on 11/30/2020 3:19 PM
To kick off its final month of racing for the 2020 season Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway will introduce a new wager with a fan friendly takeout and high payout potential. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Dayton Jackpot Pick-5 with a low 12 percent takeout will be offered on the final five races of each program (normally races 10-14). Base price for the Jackpot Pick-5 will be 20 cents a...
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Millionaire racemare Custom Cantab retired

on 11/30/2020 2:48 PM
The owners of the millionaire racemare Custom Cantab 2,1:55.3; 3, 1:53; 4,1:52f ($1,031,193) have announced her retirement from racing. A Mr Cantab mare out of stakes winner Custom Model 3,1:56.2f ($67,186), Custom Cantab was a multiple stakes winner at 2, 3, and 4 and defeated the best female trotters of her generation, including Atlanta, Manchego, Dream Together, Plunge Blue Chip and Emoticon ...
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Eight track records in 2020 Plainridge meet

on 11/30/2020 9:14 AM
The 2020 Plainridge Park meet concluded on Friday, Nov. 27, and despite starting over two months late due to the global pandemic, the track enjoyed a successful and productive year.   With stringent safety protocols in place and the strict adherence to them by all racing personnel from day one of live racing, the meet was run in its entirety without any covid-related inciden...
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Thatswhatisaid N upsets in Philly Sunday feature

on 11/29/2020 9:45 PM
Arrhythmic LLC's Thatswhatisaid N ($55.80) rode the pocket to a 26-1 upset in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace. Thatswhatisaid N and driver Todd McCarthy floated forward from post three to secure the pocket behind 5-2 second choice Rockapelo (Yannick Gingras), who controlled fractions of :26.2, :55.2 and 1:22.1. When even-money f...
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Black Is Back, McSpidey win Batavia features

on 11/29/2020 8:00 AM
After two consecutive third-place finishes, Black Is Back returned to the winner’s circle after taking the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.   Tullow N (Ray Fisher Jr.) took command of the field and led them to the half in a pedestrian :58.1. Black Is Back (Dave McNeight III) came rolling up first-over from third in front of the stands and started a s...
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Class relief gets Franco Totem N into Big M winner’s circle

on 11/29/2020 7:56 AM
All it took for Franco Totem N to get back to the winner’s circle was a little class relief, and on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, he showed his class in taking the $21,000 featured pace for non-winners of $14,000 in their last five starts. The gelded son of Changeover-Treaty Franco last won when in at this level on Oct. 24. Three solid outings (two fourths and a second)...
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Caviart Ally, This Is The Plan win Yonkers invitationals

on 11/28/2020 11:24 PM
Caviart Ally took full advantage of her inside starting position and worked out a perfect pocket-sitting trip to surge past the pace-setting Shartin N in midstretch to prevail by a neck in 1:52.1 in the $100,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker Invitational Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Shartin N, the 2019 Horse of the Year and defending Blue Chip Matchmaker Champion left quickly from post...
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Kiss Of Terror takes Dayton open for 7th straight win

on 11/28/2020 9:03 PM
Kiss Of Terror (Trace Tetrick) extended his win streak to seven by winning the $16,700 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday.  The streak started with three wins versus $30,000 claiming company at Scioto Downs and has been followed up with twin triumphs at both Oak Grove and Dayton.  Owner-trainer Adam Short's prize possession is nearing $100,000 in seasonal earnings an...
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Mohawk Race Office to work at home

on 11/28/2020 11:17 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to urge all horsepeople to use Standardbred Canada’s online self-serve entry system, as the Mohawk Race Office staff will now be working from home.    Effective Monday, Nov. 30, the Mohawk Race Office will be working from home and it is extremely important that all horsepeople enter through the online self-serve entry system.    ...
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Team Tritton sends two to Yonkers invitationals

on 11/28/2020 11:08 AM
Since arriving in the United States this March, the training duo of Lauren and Shane Tritton have quickly made a name for themselves in their new home. Their stable has swelled from the 12 horses the Trittons flew over from their native Australia as American owners have flocked to their barn. Since their pari-mutuel debut June 12, the Trittons have amassed 55 wins fro...
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Deltasun A upsets in Meadowlands feature

on 11/28/2020 8:02 AM
Heading into the Friday night featured $25,000 high-end conditioned trot at The Meadowlands, Deltasun A had won two of his last four starts, and while he was facing better foes than he had in recent outings, he was dismissed at odds of 16-1, and that created a big payday for his fans. Driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Andrew Harris, Deltasun A was racing in sixth as t...
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Miss You N wins sixth straight at Hollywood Dayton

on 11/27/2020 10:32 PM
 Racing a twilight card (4 pm post) for the first time in Hollywood Dayton Raceway's seven-year history, due to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's recently implemented 10 pm statewide curfew, Miss You N (Jeremy Smith) swept to her sixth consecutive triumph in the featured $17,250 Mares Open.  More surprising was a 30 percent increase in handle over the average...
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3FT Context overcomes post 8 at Philly

on 11/27/2020 6:45 PM
 A trio of $11,200 features for horses on the way up the class ladder was the post-Thanksgiving headliners at Harrah’s Philadelphia Friday afternoon.   Two of the three top races were for trotters, and most eye-catching was the Father Patrick sophomore filly Context, who ran her record to two for three under the tutelage of Anette Lorentzon with a 1:54.4 victory while ...
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Wild Wild Western best in Meadows open

on 11/27/2020 6:31 PM
In Friday’s $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows, the first-over Wild Wild Western threw down a :55.2 back half to earn a narrow victory in 1:51.2 for Tony Hall, trainer Norm Parker and owners Jacobs Creek Racing, Andrew Altobelli and John Deters. It was the second straight victory for the 4-year-old Western Ideal-Caila Fra gelding, who now boasts lifetime earni...
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Rock Diamonds N cruises in Plainridge feature

on 11/27/2020 6:27 PM
A pair of District 9 events named "The Glenn" for resident pacers of Plainridge Park were held on closing day Friday with big performances put in by both winners.    In the $25,000 main event, Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) turned a second-over trip into a five-length victory at the wire.    Quick Shot (Bruce Ranger) out-left Avatartist (Nick Graffam) and...
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More than $126,000 raised in Breeders Crown Charity Challenge

on 11/27/2020 5:56 PM
In conjunction with the initiative created by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino raised $126,189 as part of the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. The challenge culminated on Friday, Oct. 30, the first night of the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Through different fundraising outlets, four Indiana charities...
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Hoosier average handle increased 28% in 2020

on 11/27/2020 5:51 PM
The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which concluded on Saturday, Nov. 21, produced encouraging gains on many fronts as well as sizable gains in all-sources handle during the shortened 111-day harness racing season.  At a time when tracks are struggling with the status quo of maintaining handle from year to year, Harrah&rsquo...
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Stormy Kromer favored in Yonkers Friday feature

on 11/27/2020 11:32 AM
After taking Thursday off for the Thanksgiving holiday, live harness racing resumes at Yonkers Raceway Friday night with a 7:12 p.m. first post time. The 10-race card features the $30,000 Open Trot and leads a big weekend at the Hilltop that culminates with a pair of six-figure invitational paces on Saturday night. Carded as Race 7 on the Friday program, the trotting feature is led ...
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Al McKee, father of Sam McKee, dies

on 11/26/2020 8:54 PM
Alton Edward McKee, age 88, of Linden, Mich., passed away Sunday, November 22, surrounded by his loving wife, Theresa, who was his caretaker for the last few years. Mr. McKee was the father of the late race announcer Sam McKee.   Al was born March 9, 1932, on the farm of his parents, C. Omer McKee and Geraldine L. McKee (nee: Howell), in Turner, MI. After graduating from high schoo...
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