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Southwind Ozzi repeats in Philly

on 11/15/2020 9:54 PM
After his 1:48.4 statement a week ago, Southwind Ozzi ($3.20) delivered a similarly decisive score in Sunday's feature at Harrah's Philadelphia, an $11,600 high-level conditioned pace. Southwind Ozzi and regular driver Daniel Dubé worked to clear Da Delightful (Tim Tetrick) through a :27.2 first quarter, and after rating a :56.2 half, the 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere thre...
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Ohio's Jim Snyder, 74, dies

on 11/15/2020 8:22 PM
James "Jim" Snyder, a well known Ohio horse owner for many years, died Saturday morning, Nov 14, at Brookdale Memory Care Center. Mr. Snyder, 74, died of Alzheimer's disease, surrounded by his family.   Mr. Snyder owned such notable racehorses as Camsurge, Real Hanover, Durgin Hanover, and Casino Miss, winners in winter series action at the Meadowlands for Mr. Snyde...
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Always A Miki, Notorious Pink win Final Four preps

on 11/15/2020 6:05 AM
A couple of 2-year-old prep races for the Nov. 21 Fall Final Four were contested Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Always A Miki (Always B Miki-Beach Gal) readied himself for next week’s Governor’s Cup by taking a 2-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:52.3 for driver Dexter Dunn and trainer Nancy Takter as the 6-5 favorite, ending a ...
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Karma Seelster, Lmc Bumble Bee take SBOA Finals 

on 11/14/2020 11:48 PM
Karma Seelster and Lmc Bumble Bee captured SBOA Stakes glory to wrap up the 2020 stakes season on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    With the temperature sitting at the freezing mark, the SBOA's saw full fields of ten Ontario sired fillies clash in the $138,518 pacing final and $141,518 trotting final.    Karma Seelster finally got her big win, shootin...
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Million dollar field highlights Pompano opener

on 11/14/2020 11:46 PM
With Tropical Storm Eta finally out of the way, Pompano Park opens its 2020-2021 season on Sunday, November 15 with a million dollar field featured in the Open Handicap Pace. The stellar field of nine features three sub-1:50 performers, including Ideal Feeling, who took his 1:48.4 mark at The Meadowlands this season, Maxdaddy Blue Chip, the author of a 1:49.1 lifetime mark and Bass Player, wh...
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Percy's Z Tam takes Open pace at Batavia Downs

on 11/14/2020 8:59 PM
Percy's Z Tam fought off a pair of challenges in the mile en route to winning the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 14). When the gate released race, no one left and they headed around the first turn in post position order. Seeing the opportunity, Jim Morrill Jr. tipped Percy's Z Tam from third and took the front by the quarter in :28 and from there,...
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Harvest Series continues at Mohawk

on 11/14/2020 8:18 AM
The second round of the Harvest Series headlined Friday night harness action at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The series, which is for Ontario-sired three-year-old colts and geldings that are non-winners of $30,000 during the 2020 season as of September 30, included three $17,000 second leg divisions for trotters and pair for the pacers. Delightful Terror ($19.30) and driver Jonathan Drury pull...
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Lindy The Great wins 1st of 2020 to become millionaire

on 11/14/2020 6:37 AM
Even though he’d earned more than $339,000 from just 14 starts this year, Lindy The Great was winless heading into Friday night's high-end conditioned trotting feature at the Meadowlands.   “I was petting him this morning,” said trainer Julie Miller, “and I said to him ‘all the talk is about you being an oh-fer. Let’s change that.'"...
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The Fun Marshall wins fifth straight at Plainridge

on 11/13/2020 8:40 PM
The Fun Marshall has certainly had a good time since coming to Plainridge Park. After getting her first win of the year at the Meadowlands on October 2nd, she is now four-for-four at The Ridge after taking the $12,000 fillies and mares feature pace on a very inclement Friday afternoon (Nov. 13).   Best Honey Hanover (Kevin Switzer Jr.) took the lead with The Fun Marshall right behind,...
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Perlucky cruises in Meadows trot; Pantaleano wins 5

on 11/13/2020 8:38 PM
Perlucky exploded to the front from post 5 and never had an anxious moment as he captured Friday's $16,200 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   The 5-year-old Lucky Chucky-Paper Girl gelding already was comfortable on the front when he threw down a 28 third panel, effectively sealing the deal. He scored in 1:53.1 for Dave Palone, 3 lengths better than Wind Of The North while White...
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Hollywood Dayton suspends racing as covid precaution

on 11/13/2020 4:13 PM
As the result of a positive COVID-19 test on an employee in its racetrack operations department, and acting out of an abundance of caution, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway announced Friday it will suspend live harness racing, effective immediately. All other operations at Hollywood Gaming remain open, including gaming and dining options as ...
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Ryder on Party Girl Hill: "She's not retired"

on 11/13/2020 2:07 PM
Trainer Chris Ryder told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that contrary to a quote attributed to him in a Dover Downs’ press release following Party Girl Hill’s 1:49 track-record victory in Thursday night’s $154,250 Matron, the 3-year-old filly pacer is not being retired and will return to race as a 4 year old in 2021.   Ryder said he declined an invitation to race...
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Seeking breeding donations for CHHA 2021 Stallion Auction

on 11/13/2020 12:58 PM
The CHHA is requesting breeding donations  for the CHHA January 2021 Stallion Auction. Covid-19 made 2020 a very difficult year for fundraising. Yet, our ministry and our expenses continued. The good news is, God is alive and well in our industry. Our 2021 Stallion Auction will run on www.ongait.com from Thursday, January 28 – Saturday, January 30, 2021. We plan to advertise t...
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Royal Mattjesty moves to Winbak Farm of Delaware

on 11/13/2020 10:56 AM
World Champion, Royal Mattjesty, p, 2, 1:50.3; 3, 1:50.2s; 1:48.4 ($1,653,367), will be moving to Winbak Farm of Delaware for the 2021 Breeding Season. “As a yearling, Royal Mattjesty sold for $210,000,” said Garrett Bell, General Manager. “He is a great-looking individual with an outstanding pedigree.” Royal Mattjesty is the richest living son of Matt’s Scoot...
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Swan Legacy impressive in Philly debut

on 11/12/2020 11:00 PM
The Indiana invader Swan Legacy made an impressive local debut in the faster of the $12,800 featured trots on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, using the cover of favored Rosalie Swan as a springboard to a 1:55.4 victory over a "good" track.   Tim Tetrick got the Swan For All sophomore gelding out behind Rosalie Swan as that one went uncovered down...
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Amigo Volo, Party Girl Hill set Dover records in Matrons

on 11/12/2020 10:54 PM
Dexter Dunn rewrote a sizeable chunk of the Dover Downs record book on Thursday night, piloting both Amigo Volo ($3.20) and Party Girl Hill ($2.60) to track record performances in their respective Matron Stakes splits in the First State. Amigo Volo’s 1:50.2 effort in the $162,350 Matron for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings earned him a place in the track and world record books, kn...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/12/2020 5:07 PM
Tis the week before the Fall Final Four and TVG finals and some of those headed to the Nov. 21 events are in action this weekend in conditioned races at the Meadowlands. in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, driver Yannick Gingras gives his take on starting from post 10 with JK Alwaysbalady and David Miller talks about Blue Diamond Eyes, both 2-year-old filly pacers headed to the Thre...
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K Ryan Bluechip follows cover to Meadows victory

on 11/12/2020 4:55 PM
K Ryan Bluechip followed live cover into the final turn, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Thursday’s $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   K Ryan Bluechip was sixth down the backside when Dave Palone tipped him off the cones to follow the first-over Carolina Beach. The 8-year-old Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding had enough late to down the ground-saving Wild ...
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Hoosier invader Whata Swan wins Dayton trot

on 11/12/2020 4:51 PM
Owner John Barnhard asked trainer Luis Quevedo to ship Whata Swan across the Indiana-Ohio border on Thursday, and the result was a 1:53.4 score in the $15,000 Open Trot.   When odds-on favorite Refined made a break in stride shortly after the starting car's wings folded, it was anyone's race. Whata Swan (Tyler Smith) elected to allow Pass The Vape (Trevor Smith) and Wesly...
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Manchego to retire after Nov. 21 TVG start

on 11/12/2020 2:47 PM
The record-setting career of Manchego will come to an end Nov. 21 at the Meadowlands. Barry Guariglia, who owns the 5-year-old trotting mare, said her final start will be in the TVG Series championship, either in the Mare Trot or Open Trot. Manchego has won 32 of 55 lifetime races and earned $2.56 million. Her victories include the 2018 Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown titles at ages 2, 4...
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