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 " 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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Chapter Seven colt sold for European record price

on 09/01/2019 2:29 PM
The most expensive yearling was sold in Europe at the Kolgjini Sale on Friday. Aristoteles Face, a colt by Chapter Seven out of Just Not Into You-Donato Hanover), was sold for 4.7 million Swedish krona (SEK), or approximately $478,000. Previously, Green Manalishi had the Swedish record, selling for 3 million SEK.  The most expensive yearling before in Europe was the fill...
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American JJ, Crocketts Cullen win in NY

on 09/01/2019 8:59 AM
American JJ (Michael D. Miller) won the $6,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday (August 31).   Sweet Royalty (Claude Huckabone III) went to the lead hitting the first quarter in :27.2.  American JJ ($14.20) followed behind in the pocket and watched as Sweet Royalty hit the half in :57.1 and three-quarters in 1:26.1. American JJ, who is owned by Lewis and Terry Mille...
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Yonkers Filly stakes to Tricks, Trillions

on 09/01/2019 8:54 AM
Golden Tricks (Andy Miller, $17.20) inherited the pocket, then snapped 9-10 favorite Quincy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) at the wire Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $124,334 Hudson Filly Trot for 3-year-olds.   A  race later, odds-on Trillions Hanover (George Brennan, $2.80) whipped four rivals first-up from last in the $122,224 Lady Maud for 3-year-old pacing fillies. ...
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Tall Dark Stranger 1:51.1 Gold winner

on 09/01/2019 8:51 AM
On a big Saturday night of stakes racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing colts delivered a trio of impressive performances in Gold Series action. The quickest mile of the three $73,000 divisions was clocked by Tall Dark Stranger, who matched his personal best with a 1:51.1 effort. Starting from Post 7 with regular reinsman Yannick Gingras in the race bike, Tall...
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American Mercury, Gimpanzee star at Yonkers

on 09/01/2019 8:49 AM
If there was a better advertisement for New York-breds than the one Yonkers Raceway displayed Saturday night (Aug. 31st), one would be hard-pressed to find it.   Odds-on favorite Gimpanzee (Brian Sears, $2.60) gave nothing else a chance in the 65th Yonkers Trot, dusting his seven foes in a track-record performance.   From post position No. 4 in the $500,000 foray, Gimp...
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Century Farroh finds room inside to win Simcoe

on 09/01/2019 12:01 AM
The return of Pepsi North America Cup champion Captain Crunch to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening saw the North America Cup consolation winner spoil the party.   Century Farroh and driver Sylvain Filion shot up the rail late to win the $171,503 Simcoe Stakes in 1:49.3. The Dr. Ian Moore trainee went off as the third-choice at 7-1.   Captain Crunch got away four...
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Courtly Choice rallies late to win Canadian Pacing Derby

on 08/31/2019 11:58 PM
Courtly Choice and driver James MacDonald stormed by rivals in the stretch for a 30-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Blake MacIntosh trained 4-year-old rallied from sixth with a :25.3 final quarter to nail heavy-favourite Lather Up at the wire for a 1:48.4 victory.   “It was amazing, I can’t e...
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