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58YO Randall wins 4 at Saratoga

on 08/15/2019 8:58 AM
Driver Jay Randall had a renaissance year of sorts last year at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the veteran reinsman has picked up right where he left off this season. On Wednesday’s card, the 58 year old Randall piloted back-to-back winners and four on the night. Randall drove winners in two of the three $9,000 co-features for New York sired trotters and both for trainer Bob Gale. Randall...
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Measuredperfection gate-to-wire ISS winner

on 08/15/2019 8:56 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 14, with the fifth round for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Both $47,500 divisions brought the betting public’s choice to the winner’s circle with wins by Kota’s Swan and Measuredperfection.   Measuredperfection, who had been sidelined for a few weeks, delivered a...
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2YO trotting fillies on fire in Ohio SS

on 08/14/2019 10:36 PM
Twenty-one freshmen trotting fillies went postward on a slightly humid, yet pleasant Wednesday evening, Aug. 14 at Northfield Park in a trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests. The first division saw 25-1 Lima Gold bust loose in late stretch to prevail by a length for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.  The Chris Beaver trainee, a daughter by Coraggioso, tripped the timer in 1:57 f...
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Merga Hanover, Movie Town impressive in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/14/2019 9:16 PM
$107,000 was up for grabs when the New York Sire Stake (NYSS) 2-year-old pacing fillies visited Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 14) and the winners of both divisions put in stellar performances. The first $53,000 split  was won by Merga Hanover (American Ideal-Magic Starlight) who took no prisoners in a gate to wire victory.  Merga Hanover was floated off the gate by d...
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Future Spin pulls off 29-1 shocker in Meadows feature

on 08/14/2019 7:07 PM
Shuffled to seventh at the half, Future Spin threaded her way through horses in the lane to pull off the 25-1 shocker in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Future Spin had plenty of late pace, but Jason Merriman had to find a seam for the 4-year-old daughter of Artiscape-Buy In Hanover. When he did, Future Spin burst through to scor...
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Jimmy Freight, This Is The Plan top Prix d'Ete field

on 08/14/2019 11:54 AM
Million-dollar winners Jimmy Freight and This Is The Plan headline a field of eight 4-year-old pacers who will do battle in the $200,000(C) Prix d’Ete Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R. The post position draw for the Grand Circuit race will take place Thursday at 12 noon at a special press conference at the racetrack. One of the richest races in North America restricted to j...
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Hanna Dreamgirl ready for Zweig Filly

on 08/14/2019 10:28 AM
After giving Hanna Dreamgirl the opportunity to boost her confidence, owner Ken Jacobs and trainer George Ducharme will give the filly the chance to reestablish herself on the Grand Circuit.   Hanna Dreamgirl will bring a three-race win streak to Saturday’s $135,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters at Vernon Downs. All three of the filly’s recent v...
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Cartier Volo wins second Saratoga Open

on 08/14/2019 8:37 AM
Last week the trotting mare Cartier Volo (Cash Hall) won her first career Open Trot. The Margaret Spagnola trainee has finished in the top three pretty much every week but it wasn’t until she was dq’d into a win last Tuesday night that the 5 year old scored her first Open victory. This week, Cartier Volo drew post two in the six-horse installment of the $15,000 Open for trotters. ...
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Teddys Littleangel wins third straight Gold

on 08/14/2019 8:34 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Teddys Littleangel made the second trip of her career to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening and delivered the same result as she did in last summer’s debut, an open length victory in Ontario Sires Stakes action. “She likes this track. She’s always raced good up here,” said trainer Ted MacDonnell. “She won her first lifetime start up h...
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Hambletonian elim winners headline Zweig

on 08/14/2019 8:32 AM
Vernon Downs will host the $330,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial trot for 3-year-old colts and its $135,000 filly companion Grand Circuit stakes on Saturday.   The Zweig (Race 9) has drawn the two Hambletonian elimination winners in Greenshoe and Green Manalishi S, both of whom reside in the Marcus Melander stable.    Green Manalishi S (PP#2 Tim Tetrick) has won half of...
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Reflect With Me dominates in Mohawk series final

on 08/13/2019 10:10 PM
Captaintreacherous filly Reflect With Me established a new series record of 1:50.3 with a dominating victory in Tuesday’s final of the Whenuwishuponastar.   A field of seven 2-year-old pacing fillies clashed in the $50,000 series final. Round one winners Reflect With Me and Alexa Skye returned to action after a week off, while Somebeachsometime entered with plenty of momentum after a ...
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Divine Spirit wins Pocono feature

on 08/13/2019 10:09 PM
The Father Patrick sophomore gelding Divine Spirit was reserved off a very fast pace by driver Eric Carlson, with the pair rallying in the last three-eighths to just get up in the $15,000 featured trot on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Divine Spirit was away sixth as P L Ketchup had to go a burning :26.4 quarter to get by fellow speedster Papi Hanover....
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Tetrick sweeps PASS 2FP divisions

on 08/13/2019 10:07 PM
Lyons Sentinel blasted through the soggy Lightning Lane to score for Tim Tetrick in 1:51, matching the stake record for the Meadow Cheer, a $183,040 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers, Tuesday at The Meadows. Rocknificent worked hard to capture the other division, giving Tetrick a stake sweep.   Trainer Jim King Jr. received Lyons Sentinel in mid-July when ow...
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Matty’s Legacy, Gemini Eddie defend Michigan SS titles

on 08/13/2019 6:33 PM
After taking top honors in Michigan Sire Stakes as freshmen in 2018, Matty's Legacy and Gemini Eddie successfully defended their titles as 3 year olds in Tuesday afternoon’s $230,000 Michigan Sires Stakes at Northville Downs.   Matty's Legacy recorded a pillar-to-post 1:58.4 win over four rivals in the 3-year-old colt and gelding pace, which carried a purs...
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Hambletonian champ Forbidden Trade wins OSS Gold

on 08/13/2019 9:00 AM
Hambletonian champion Forbidden Trade returned to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening and posted his second Gold Series win of the season. In their first start since the two-heat Hambletonian on Aug. 3, Forbidden Trade and driver Bob McClure lined up at post one in Monday’s $80,256 Gold Series division and got away third as All Wrapped Up and Cool Clifford ...
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NYSS 2FPs roll into Batavia Wednesday

on 08/13/2019 8:31 AM
Batavia Downs will host the 2-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday afternoon when the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) return for their fifth of nine 2019 stops and the two divisions that will compete for a combined $107,000 in purses look to be very competitive races.    The first leg (carded as race four) goes for $53,000 and has Cash Roll (Roll With Joe-Rockonomics) installed...
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2YO Capt Midnight wins Dream Maker in 1:49.4

on 08/13/2019 8:28 AM
Capt Midnight became harness racing’s first sub-1:50 two year old of 2019 with a thrilling 1:49.4 victory in Monday’s Dream Maker Series final at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Dream Maker final featured a field of six rookie pacing colts, all sons of Captaintreacherous, and four competitors from the barn of trainer Tony Alagna. Round one winners Allywag Hanover, trained by C...
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Bet You holds on to win Plainridge feature

on 08/13/2019 8:26 AM
Lightly regarded at the windows, Bet You made the faithful take notice after putting in a career-best performance winning the $14,000 New England-owned winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.   Bet You (Kevin Switzer Jr.) pulled from third past the :26.4 quarter and took the lead from Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) before the :55.1 half and proceeded to open u...
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2FP The Party's Rockin's 1:52.4 fastest in Stallion Series

on 08/12/2019 9:15 PM
The Party’s Rockin powered to the lead at the quarter and scored geared down in a career-best 1:52.4, fastest in Monday’s $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows. Real Long Hanover, Sweet Camille and Arden Hanover captured the other divisions. Tyler Buter and trainer Mark Harder teamed for a stake double with The Party’s Rockin and Ar...
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Team Svanstedt sweeps NYSS 2FT splits

on 08/12/2019 4:23 PM
On Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway the program featured New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies. The seven-race card featured two divisions of Sires Stakes each racing for a purse of $51,000, three splits of the Excelsior A group ($15,000) and two Excelsior B ($6,500).   The first heat of Sires Stakes was a short five-horse field, ...
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