Hudson Phil wins Saratoga open pace for the fourth time

on 06/23/2019 12:03 AM
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) became the first horse at Saratoga Casino Hotel to win the Open Pace four times in 2019 when he went coast-to-coast on Saturday night with Jay Randall in the sulky. Trainer Jackie Greene has taken home three consecutive Pacer of the Year awards with her Artful Way who is again enjoying a strong '19 campaign, but on Saturday evening, it was Artful Way's stab...
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Adonis Bay, Wheels A Turning take Buffalo features

on 06/23/2019 12:02 AM
Adonis Bay ($4.60) flexed his muscles in Buffalo Raceway's $12,500 Class AA-Open Pace on Saturday night (June 22) with a length decision over Manceiver in 1:54 over the fast track. It was the second consecutive pace-setting victory for Adonis Bay (Jim Morrill Jr.).   In the co-featured $12,000 Class A-Open Trot, Wheels A Turning (David McNeight III) went three-wide in the final qu...
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Sun Stakes eliminations card held at Pocono

on 06/22/2019 11:53 PM
 The power-packed Sun Stakes Saturday eliminations card was held Saturday night (June 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the top finishers in their elims advancing to next Saturday (June 29) and the $2,000,000+ Sun Stakes Saturday Championship card. A $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) event for fast-class pacers was also on the Saturday Pocono card. BEN FRANKLIN FREE-FOR...
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Saturday night speed show at Mohawk Park

on 06/22/2019 11:51 PM
Easy Lover Hanover 1:48.3 performance in the $34,000 Preferred headlined a sizzling Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A total of 10 races were contested on Saturday evening at the Milton oval and six of them saw final times of sub-1:50.   Ben Wallace trainee Easy Lover Hanover rallied from sixth and last to win the $34,000 feature in a season's best 1:48.3. Doug McNai...
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Meadows newcomer Carolina Beach equals track record

on 06/22/2019 9:00 PM
Waiting patiently behind the leaders as they engaged in a suicidal dual, The Meadows newcomer Carolina Beach blazed through the Lightning Lane to score in 1:49.1 — matching the track record — in Saturday's $20,000 Open Handicap Pace.   When Southwind Amazon engaged the leader, Windsong Leo, the pair battled throughout a blistering 26 third quarter. Carolina Beach, mean...
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Trotting Grace seeks three straight at Yonkers

on 06/22/2019 5:19 PM
Since Trotting Grace arrived on the east coast this spring, she’s quickly made a name for herself racing in the top conditions at Yonkers Raceway. The 4-year-old is 2-for-5 at the Hilltop and has a pair of runner-up finishes. Her last outing resulted in a victory in her Open Handicap debut, but trainer Travis Alexander thinks the mare is still improving. “I think her best races ar...
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Perfect day for Breakfast With The Babies

on 06/22/2019 5:16 PM
Breakfast With The Babies took place on a perfect Saturday morning at The Meadowlands. The sky was clear, breeze light, track fast and temperature in the 70's when the trotting fillies stepped onto the track to contest the first race at 10:00am. Panem (Andy Mc Carthy) took the opener in 158.2 / 29.1 after taking control from eventual third place finisher Winnerano (Trond Smedshammer) on t...
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Alex The Great captures Vernon Downs feature

on 06/22/2019 7:27 AM
Alex The Great (John MacDonald) takes the featured trot ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 21). Alex The Great ($5.40) jumped out of the gate and went to the lead with American JJ (Michael Miller) following in the pocket, as they hit the first quarter in :28.0.   Alex The Great controlled the race to the half in :58.0 and three-quarters in 1:26.0. Alex The Great, who is own...
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Atlanta, Fiftydallarbill "Graduate" at Big M

on 06/22/2019 7:24 AM
Atlanta and Fiftydallarbill were the impressive winners of the fourth and final leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night. The finals for both pacers and trotters take place on July 6 at the Big M.   Atlanta, the 2018 Hambletonian winner who trotted the fastest mile in Canadian harness racing history a week ago with a 1:50.2 clocking in the Arm...
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Sophomore pacers shine in stakes action at Hoosier

on 06/22/2019 7:19 AM
Indiana's top three-year-old pacing colts and fillies were in the spotlight at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 21 to square off in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action and did so in impressive fashion. The evening's 14-race card featured three $34,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and two $49,500 divisions for the three-year-old pa...
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Gigi From Figi wins Tioga Downs feature

on 06/21/2019 11:02 PM
Gigi From Figi wins the filies & mares featured pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 21). Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) put up all the early fractions (:27.0, :55.1, 1:23.2). Gigi From Figi ($4.60), who is owned by trainer Mike Deters with L. Barnett and J Spindler, followed in second the whole trip.  As they reached the stretch she came flying out of the pocket.&n...
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Glenferrie Blade A wins distaff at Yonkers

on 06/21/2019 10:31 PM
Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton, $17.20) picked off odds-on Twinkle (Brent Holland) nearing the line Friday night (June 21st), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.    Glenferrie Blade A, from post position No. 4, was away fourth as Twinkle was the lone leaver. The people’s preference, who went down the road a week ago, led her throu...
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Pat Matters trots in 1:53 Friday at Philly

on 06/21/2019 9:42 PM
A trio of $16,000 races for classclimbing younger horses served as the tri-features on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia – two for trotters, and one for pacing females. The faster trot saw a runaway winner in the Explosive Matter mare Pat Matters, who took a new lifetime mark of 1:53. A fast distaff (she got a check in the Kentucky Filly Futurity final last year) but one who...
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Make It A Double overpowers foes in Plainridge feature

on 06/21/2019 9:41 PM
Coming off a career year for wins and earnings in 2018, Make It A Double has already surpassed the victory total of last year and is well on his way towards the bank after winning the $12,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (June 21).   Leaving from post five, Make It A Double (Mark Athearn) rolled to the front, opened up a two-length advantage and di...
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Quincy Blue Chip, Winndevie to clash at Buffalo

on 06/21/2019 9:39 PM
The 3-year-old filly trotters will gather for two $57,600 events in the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 23) and there will be some interesting battles on the horizon.   The first division, set as the fifth race on the 15-race program that is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. is absolutely loaded with the six participants combining to win over $1 millio...
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Todd Schadel hot in PASS at Butler Fair

on 06/21/2019 9:37 PM
Todd Schadel, the defending North American UDR champion in the 300-499 starts category, came out roaring in his first Pennsylvania fair appearance of 2019, winning eight races during a two-day PA Fair Sire Stakes event at the Butler County Fairgrounds in this western Pennsylvania town on Thursday and Friday. Seven of those victories came during the three-year-old racing on Friday, with several f...
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Highalator tackles Grand Circuit foes in Ben Franklin elims

on 06/21/2019 12:40 PM
Silence is golden. At least it can be for Charlie Dombeck when it comes to Highalator.   “He leaves me speechless,” Dombeck said when discussing the 5-year-old stallion, who brings a five-race win streak to his Ben Franklin Pace elimination Saturday (June 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. “I don’t mind being speechless for another few weeks.”   ...
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NYSS freshman pacing fillies visit Monticello

on 06/21/2019 12:35 PM
On Monday June 24, 2 year old pacing fillies will visit Monticello Raceway, for the majority of the entries this will mark their first pari-mutuel start.  4 divisions of Sire Stakes will be contested, each with a purse of $26,500, 2 heats of the Excelsior A ($15,000) and a lone heat of the Excelsior B ($6,800)    Hidden Cove, will start from...
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Lewayne Miller drives 1,000th winner

on 06/21/2019 8:51 AM
Driver LeWayne Miller has had his share of big nights in his young driving career at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino but on Wednesday, June 20, Miller had one of his biggest.   Not only did Miller score five driving wins on the evening’s 14-race card, he also recorded his 1,000 career driving win. In addition, three of the five victories were recorded with horses...
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Con Air Hall takes Plainridge feature

on 06/20/2019 9:41 PM
It was deja vu all over again for Con Air Hall who, for the second week in a row, came from off the pace over a sloppy track to score another win in the $10,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (June 20).   Con Air Hall (Mitchell Cushing) got away third while Count On Rosey (Mike Stevenson) and Hs Marcia (Drew Campbell) settled in first and second on the...
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