Western Stepp upsets in Plainridge mare feature

on 08/29/2019 9:32 PM
Although she has won at Yonkers Raceway, Bangor Raceway and Scarborough Downs in recent weeks, you’d have to go back to May 16 for Western Stepp’s last win at Plainridge Park. But that all changed on Thursday (Aug. 29) when the fast pacing mare scored an upset win in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap distaff feature at The Ridge.   Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) flew off the wi...
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OSS finalist bought for $95,000 at Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/29/2019 9:30 PM
The Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, was abuzz with talk of Uncle Peters Love on Aug. 27 for the opening of the two-day summer sale. The two-year-old trotting filly was coming off her third win in the Ohio Sires Stakes, and the new owners could enter her the next morning in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship.   Consigned by Spring Haven Farm for Erv Miller Stable, ...
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2PC Papi Rob Hanover's 1:50.4 fastest in PASS

on 08/29/2019 9:26 PM
Driver David Miller swept the three divisions of the $180,855 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes fourth and final preliminary round for 2-year-old pacing colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. Now he will have to make a choice about whom to drive in the division’s Championship here at Philly on Sunday, Sept. 8 – especially since one of his winners is not assured of a spot in...
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Hammer's R N Nate sets Shenandoah County Fair mark

on 08/29/2019 9:22 PM
Roger Hammer's R N Nate established a new Shenandoah County Fair track record of 1:55.3 Thursday in the second division of the $3,000 Aldine Jenkins Memorial Open Pace. The previous mark of 1:57 was established in 2017 by Chuck Perry's PL Dragon. The purse amount was the highest in fair history.   R N Nate is a 7-year-old Nuclear Breeze gelding that came into the race wi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/29/2019 4:11 PM
Bettor’s Wish needs to win Saturday’s Messenger at Yonkers so his connections can supplement him to the Little Brown Jug. Captain Crunch, who races in Saturday’s Simcoe at Mohawk, is Jug eligible but as of now it doesn’t appear he’s headed for the pacing classic. We’ve got an update on the leaders in the 3-year-old pacing colt division in the new and free Harn...
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Coleman "sick" McWicked drew post 9

on 08/29/2019 2:57 PM
McWicked, the richest pacing stallion in harness racing history with $4.39 million earned, returns to Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday (Aug. 31) to defend his title in the C$525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   Owned by Ed James’ S S G Stables, McWicked sat atop the free-for-all pacing ranks last season with a campaign consisting of 12 wins from 19 starts and earnings of $1.57 mil...
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Crystal Fashion aims for rare feat in Maple Leaf

on 08/29/2019 1:34 PM
Two horses in history have won the Canadian Trotting Classic at age 3 and Maple Leaf Trot at age 4. Crystal Fashion will try to add his name to the list this weekend. Crystal Fashion brings a three-race win streak to Saturday’s $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Jim Campbell-trained 4-year-old gelding won his Maple Leaf Trot elimination last week, following victories ...
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It's Rigged to win in a Yonkers walkover Thursday

on 08/29/2019 12:49 PM
Here’s one that can’t lose...guaranteed or your non-wagering money cheerfully refunded. Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosts a good, old-fashioned walkover. The 3-year-old pacing gelding It’s Rigged (punchline optional) has the honors at about 5:30 p.m. in a $6,100 New York Sire Stakes Excelsior ‘B’ event. Tyler Buter, who began the day at 3,209 career wins, i...
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Yall Beneath Me, Maizee Blue win MDSS finals

on 08/29/2019 9:10 AM
The summer Maryland Sires Stakes series for freshmen trotting colts and gelding and pacing fillies finished up on Wednesday at Ocean Downs.   The $70,000 W. W. “Pete” Shaw Memorial for trotting colts and geldings went to post as Race 5 and Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) once again went gate to wire in 1:58.4 with Russell Foster in the bike, winning his fourth st...
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Alagna brings three into Saturday's Messenger

on 08/29/2019 8:34 AM
Of the dozen 3-year-old pacers who entered this season’s Messenger Stakes, four were trained by Tony Alagna.   Students of history should not have been surprised, as Alagna has come within a dirty nose of winning Yonkers Raceway’s second jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown four years in a row.   In 2015, Revenge Shark (Yannick Gingras) won a three-horse photo, up...
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Measuredperfection goes back-to-back in INSS

on 08/29/2019 8:31 AM
A competitive field of sophomore trotting fillies provided for an impressive stakes performance on Wednesday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening’s program was highlighted by one $91,000 division for the 3-year-old trotting fillies in round six of Indiana Sires Stakes Action. While the fight to the wire was a gritty one, it was Measuredperfection, driven by Tra...
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Sister Sledge completes PASS sweep, sets stake mark

on 08/28/2019 9:10 PM
Sister Sledge did it all in Wednesday's $180.502 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly trotters at The Meadows. She extended her career unbeaten streak to six, completed a sweep of PASS preliminary legs and triumphed in a stake-record 1:54.1. In the other division of the Delmonica Hanover, as the stake is known, 11-1 Shishito rallied from well back to spring the upset.   Thr...
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Zero Tolerance, So Awesome win NYSS at Batavia

on 08/28/2019 9:08 PM
Zero Tolerance (Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar) and So Awesome (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl), who are the top two 3-year-old pacing fillies in the Empire State, came to compete in the $111,900 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 28) and both added wins to their resumes. Zero Tolerance (David Miller) got away third while Hurrikane Norakane (Carl Garofalo)...
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Keystone Dash a $256 PA Stallion Series shocker

on 08/28/2019 7:11 PM
The two-year-old pacing colt Captain Groovy saw his bid to win all four of his Pennsylvania Stallion Series preliminaries look good for much of the stretch at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday – until he got a bit tired late and was caught by $256.00 shock winner Keystone Dash in 1:53.4. The Sweet Lou – Keystone Dawn colt Keystone Dash did dash away quickly at the start from ...
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Hollywood Dayton nears Sept. 9 opening

on 08/28/2019 12:49 PM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is busily preparing for its sixth season of live harness racing action.  The 78-day schedule is set to commence on Monday, Sept. 9 with a 2:15 matinee program and end Saturday night, Dec. 28.    The normal five-days-a-week schedule will be Monday and Tuesday matinees at 2:15 p.m. coupled with Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening racing be...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit third in Pocono qualifier

on 08/28/2019 11:50 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2015 Horse of the Year, finished third in his second qualifier Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono after almost three years away from the races. He was timed in 1:54.2 after winning his first qualifier back in 1:53.4 at Philly eight days ago. With regular driver Montrell Teague racing at Harrah's Philadelphia, Charlie Norris drove Wiggle It Ji...
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DuQuoin races set for Friday at Hawthorne

on 08/28/2019 11:06 AM
After an extremely successful week of racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Mother Nature was not as kind when racing shifted to the DuQuoin State Fair last weekend.  Rain fell for four consecutive days leading to the start of the fair, leaving the track in no condition to contest races. “We weren’t expecting the weather conditions to be as poor as they were in Du...
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Breeders Crown dining passes on sale

on 08/28/2019 10:02 AM
Dining passes are now on sale for this October’s Breeders Crown, presented by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Fans can purchase tickets for the COSA Premium Lounge, make reservations for the Terrace Trackside Buffet, Mohawk Harvest Kitchen and Trackside Bar.   The COSA Premium Lounge will host an exciting party and dining atmosphere durin...
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Eclipse Me N captures Pocono feature

on 08/28/2019 8:41 AM
The Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N won for the fifth time in her last eight starts on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, defeating a strong group of mares in the $21,500 distaff pacing feature in 1:50.2. After Bettorhaveanother passed the quarter in front in :27.2, Eclipse Me N and driver Simon Allard were up and clambering for command, reaching that spot and getting...
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Hobbs, Chaptiama win NYSS splits

on 08/28/2019 8:37 AM
Two-year-old colt and gelding trotters were featured at Saratoga Casino Hotel as part of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) on Tuesday night. The track record for freshman geldings fell when the longshot in a four-horse race lit up the board in historic fashion. Trainer Jim Campbell brought driver Greg Merton to town to pilot Hobbs (Credit Winner-Cruella De Ville-Yankee Glide) who had finished ...
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