7 entered in Yonkers Trot, elims needed for Messenger

on 08/19/2019 7:56 PM
Seven 3 year olds have been entered for the 65th Yonkers Trot, second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown.  The entrants are led by statebred standout Gimpanzee, whose Yonkers Raceway resume reads four (New York Sires Stakes) wins in as many career tries. The son of Chapter Seven began his career with a dozen consecutive wins before finishing fourth and third, respe...
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Berkery J sets Monticello record in NYSS

on 08/19/2019 7:52 PM
The New York Sires Stakes concluded its 2019 schedule at Monticello Raceway on Monday as 2-year-old trotting colts pulled down the curtain. Jason Bartlett swept both Sires Stakes splits and won four of the eight races on the afternoon, including a track record-equaling effort from Berkery J. In the $52,000 second division of Sires Stakes action, 1-5 favorite Barn Holden, who star...
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Six Pack to 2020 Prix d'Amerique?

on 08/19/2019 1:15 PM
According to Sweden’s Trav Ronden publication, Åke Svanstedt's Six Pack may start in the Prix d'Amérique this winter. Svanstedt also said that he will ask Jean-Michel Bazire if he can prepare the horse. “I have a dream to start him in the Prix d'Amérique,” said Svanstedt, who added that Six Pack “has become stronger during the summer&rdq...
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Tell Them Lou upsets Cattlewash in PASS

on 08/19/2019 8:44 AM
All three divisions of the $180,855 third preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono saw their winners take lifetime bests of 1:52 over off going, with Adriano Hanover perfect after three PaSS events and driver Matt Kakaley engineering upsets in the other two divisions. The Western Ideal – A and G’sconfusion c...
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P L Jill, Century Farroh win Georgian features

on 08/18/2019 10:07 PM
Driver Mario Baillargeon sent P L Jill first over past the half and dug into tempo-setter Dream Together through the mile, edging to a neck victory in the final strides of the $75,000 Earl Rowe Memorial Trot at Georgian Downs on Sunday, Aug. 18. Muscles For Life left for the top but yielded to sit on a helmet as Dream Together overtook command past a :27.2 first quarter. Baillargeon then pull...
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Ready For Moni scores in 1:54.3 in KYSS

on 08/18/2019 10:00 PM
The Ready Cash colt Ready For Moni stalked the speed for the first half of the mile and then pounced on the final turn, surging to a four-length victory to trot the fastest mile of the three $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) divisions for two-year-old trotting colts on Sunday, Aug. 18 at The Red Mile.   The Per Engblom trainee sat in the pocket to a :27.4 first quarter while Father...
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This Is The Plan sets track record in Prix d’Ete

on 08/18/2019 8:20 PM
Driver Daniel Dube and assistant trainer Mickey Burke had but one plan going into the $200,000 Prix d’Ete Grand Circuit Stake at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday, go to the front no matter what.   And that is exactly what Dube did and This Is The Plan was up to the task as the 4-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere wired the field and rewrote the all-age track record with an amaz...
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Maine Sires Stakes held at Scarborough

on 08/18/2019 6:19 PM
The freshman trotters of the Maine Sire Stakes program reached the mid-way point of their eight race season on Sunday (8/18) and as both the fillies and colts duked it out on the half-mile oval at Scarborough Downs, driver Heath Campbell, with two stakes win on the program, was proven the most prodigious pugilist of them all.   A scant field of four Maine-breds answered the call for t...
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Shartin N, McWicked take Tioga stakes

on 08/18/2019 6:15 PM
Big favorites Shartin N (Tim Tetrick) and McWicked (Brian Sears) each captured stakes victories to highlight the fabulous card at Tioga Downs on Sunday (August 18). In the $137,000 Artiscape open mare pace, Shartin N ($2.10) went to the front just before hitting the first quarter in :25.3.  She would slow the pace down using a :29.0 second quarter to hit the half in :54.3.  Seaswift...
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Happy That gives Art Stafford Jr. #2,000

on 08/18/2019 5:08 PM
Driver Art Stafford Jr. notched the 2,000th win of his career when he piloted Happy That ($7.20) to a 1:56.3 victory in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 18) ninth race at Harrah's Philadelphia. Happy That, a 4-year-old son of Muscle Hill trained by Martin Davis for owner Jeffrey Startt, made a first-over push from third up the backstretch to reel in and overpower early pacesetter Sleek N Majest...
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Rock Diamonds N wins Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/18/2019 8:44 AM
Swift early fractions poised Rock Diamonds N and 21-year-old New England native Mitchell Cushing to rip through the field and claim victory in the 60th renewal of the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday, Aug. 17.   The inside three starters shot for the front with Bet On Brett brushing quickest to the top. Trial-winner Sir Pugsley sat second while ...
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Backstreet Shadow takes Great Northeast leg

on 08/18/2019 7:57 AM
Overcoming a sloppy track, a first-over move, and very tough opposition, the Shadow Play four-year-old gelding Backstreet Shadow showed speed and gameness in taking a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) event for fast-class pacing horses in 1:49.2. On paper, three horses seemed to have the best credentials – None Bettor A was sent off as the 8-5 favorite, with Backstreet Shadow 9...
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2PC Fast N First 1:51.2 Ont. winner

on 08/18/2019 7:54 AM
Drivers Doug McNair and Bob McClure split the three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions down the middle on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, McNair taking the first two and McClure the second pair. McNair kicked things off in the first $23,500 split with Fast N First and had the heavy favourite on top before the halfway marker. Fast N First never saw another challenger as he cruis...
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Greenshoe, The Ice Dutchess star in Zweigs

on 08/18/2019 7:50 AM
Greenshoe (Brian Sears) captured the $330,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old open trotters at Vernon Downs on Saturday (August 17). The Filly Zweig went to The Ice Dutchess. Front runner Marseille (Ake Svanstedt) jumped out to the lead and led to the first quarter in :27.1.  Don't Let'em (Yannick Gingras) followed in second with Brian Sears content to put Greensh...
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Can B Perfect sets 1:52.1 ScD mark in OSS

on 08/18/2019 7:47 AM
Can B Perfect was just that—cruising to a new Scioto Downs track records clocking of 1:51.2 in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on a balmy Aug. 17 evening.   The son of big Bad John stormed home free and clear of his rivals, finishing nearly six lengths ahead of 7-2 Opportune Hanover (Chris Page) while 6-5 Stanford Cour...
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Fully A Virgin, Pansys Image win ISS

on 08/17/2019 10:57 PM
It was a winning night for trainer Shane Bowermaster on Saturday, August 17, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as fillies from his stable swept both $49,000 divisions of the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies. With wins from Fully A Virgin and Pansy’s Image, both fillies provided upsets over the heavy favorites in their respecti...
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Real Cool Sam equals world mark in PASS

on 08/17/2019 10:32 PM
Real Cool Cam had what you might call a fair-to-middlin’ day in Saturday’s $186,016 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Not only did he equal the world record 1:54.4 for freshman gelding trotters on a five-eighths-mile track, but he also extended his career unbeaten streak to six.   The time matched that of Amigo Volo, who logged his record just one week ago at Harrah...
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Black Is Back scores in Batavia Open

on 08/17/2019 10:27 PM
Black Is Back took full advantage of post one in Saturday night’s (Aug.17) $12,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs, going gate to wire in impressive fashion. Driver Dave McNeight III flew off the wings to claim the point with Black Is Back in the first turn and then kept his foot on the gas to the quarter in :27 flat. The race was basically over at that point as the pair would just ...
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Little Rockey Man, Rockin Got Framed win ISS

on 08/17/2019 8:52 PM
Sophomore pacing colts & geldings were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday, August 16 as they squared off in round five of Indiana Sires Stakes action. Two $50,000 divisions were sent postward on the evening’s 13-race card and delivered strong performances from each field. Little Rocket Man and Rockie Got Framed rebounded gamely in their respective division...
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Sorella plans to cheer for Jimmy Freight live

on 08/17/2019 6:06 PM
Harness racing Standardbred owner Adriano Sorella of Guelph, Ontario is one of the industry's most prominent and outgoing Standardbred owners in the sport.   His top racehorse, Jimmy Freight, races this Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R in the $200,000C Prix d'Ete race for four-year-olds and Sorella will be there to watch his son of Sportswriter do his thing, and Sorella is bringing...
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