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Greenshoe qualifying Wednesday

on 06/11/2019 7:22 PM
Greenshoe, who has returned in 2019 with two sensational victories and is the current Hambletonian favorite, will be in a qualifier Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, perhaps preparing for the Earl Beal Trot eliminations at the mountain oval on June 22. A sophomore son of Father Patrick trained by Marcus Melander for Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist, and Morten Lang...
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Touchamatic parlays pocket trip into Meadows win

on 06/11/2019 6:26 PM
Touchamatic, who saw her six-race winning streak snapped last week, took the first step to stringing together a new one when she exploded from the pocket lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Pace at The Meadows.   Touchamatic was content to stalk from the pocket for Aaron Merriman and let the front-ending Medusa do the heavy lifting. As they straightened out o...
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Plenty of babies in action in Philly

on 06/11/2019 4:32 PM
Fifteen sets of two-year-olds went behind the starting gate at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Tuesday morning in the second session of baby qualifying races. Quickest freshman of all was the Sweet Lou – Show And Tell gelding Tell Them Lou, who followed up on a 1:58 victory in his debut with a 1:55.3 triumph, motoring his back fractions in :56.4 - :28.1. The 1:55.3 is the fastest reporte...
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New Owner Seminar June 16 at Tioga

on 06/11/2019 1:02 PM
The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund is hosting a seminar for new and prospective Standardbred horse owners at the Tioga Downs on Sunday, June 16. Participants are invited to gather at 9 a.m. for a backstretch tour and informational panel discussions, followed by lunch and live racing. There is no cost to this program, but reservations are requested by close of busi...
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Post positions drawn for Pepsi North America Cup

on 06/11/2019 12:53 PM
Workin Ona Mystery, installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite, headlines a field of 10 for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The 36th edition of Canada’s richest harness race, showcasing the finest three-year-old pacers on the continent, will go postward at 10:14 p.m. (EDT) and will be broadcast live on TSN5 from 10-10:30 p.m. The ...
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Mach Doro A wins Plainridge feature in lifetime best

on 06/11/2019 8:37 AM
As had been the case in his last two wins at Plainridge Park, Mach Doro A once again performed like a man against boys in winning the $14,000 winners-over handicap feature pace on Monday afternoon.   Leaving from post seven, Mach Doro A (Ron Cushing) flew to the front to set up shop and once there unchallenged, backed off the fractions to :27 and :56.2. By the time Bet You (Mitchell ...
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Teague, Mr Wiggles have big night at Harrington

on 06/11/2019 8:16 AM
Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 3-year-old male pacers highlighted the Monday program at Harrington Raceway, with two $20,000 divisions in the first of two legs.  Both races were won by driver Montrell Teague with Mr. Wiggles-sired colts. Teague had four wins on the card.  George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($4, Montrell Teague) was a 1:54.2 w...
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Star Studded Cast wins at Pocono

on 06/11/2019 8:14 AM
Star Studded Cast recorded his second straight victory in taking the $14,000 featured claiming handicap trot on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono over a “sloppy” track. The altered son of Current Cast parlayed a pocket trip to paydirt last time out; coming back on six days rest here, he made every pole a winning one for driver Anthony Napolitano in 1:57. A...
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DD Delicious, Zero Tolerance win NYSS

on 06/10/2019 7:57 PM
Tioga Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Monday (June 10). DD Delicious (Jim Morrill Jr.) came flying late to capture the $57,600 first division while Zero Tolerance (David Miller) cruised to an easy win in the $56,500 second division.   In the opener, So Awesome (Tim Tetrick) was the big favorite and went to the fro...
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Cue Hall takes Meadows Open Trot

on 06/10/2019 7:53 PM
Parked through a grueling :26.4 opening panel, Cue Hall found more in the lane and captured Monday’s (June 10) $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   As if that demanding start weren’t enough, Cue Hall had to withstand an extended uncovered challenge from heavy favorite Bluebird Jesse, who had won four of his last five.   Nevertheless, the 7-year-old son of ...
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Gaitway 2YOs: Burke wins 5, DiDomenico 3, Miller 3

on 06/10/2019 3:29 PM
The last time trainer Scott DiDomenico qualified 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm, it seemed dark clouds followed him at every turn. Of the eight horses he sent into action that morning last June, one posted a win and only one other finished better than fifth.   “It was kind of a beatdown day,” DiDomeninco said.   On Monday, there were dark clouds — literally, ...
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New England amateur drivers donate to STA

on 06/10/2019 1:18 PM
The New England Amateur Drivers Club (NEAHDC), based at Plainridge Racecourse, is donating $2,000 to the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) to help in accreditation and granting to programs caring for off the track Standardbreds.  The club, which has several dozen members, competes in one to two races each week at Plainridge; drivers donate their five percent commissions to cha...
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Maple Leafs' Connor Brown NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/10/2019 10:17 AM
Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce Connor Brown, Toronto Maple Leafs forward, as this year’s drawmaster for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The post-position draw and media conference for the Pepsi North America Cup will take place Tuesday, beginning at noon, at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Born in Etobicoke, Brown has played in all 82 regular season g...
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Millies Possesion 5-for-5 after PA All Stars win

on 06/10/2019 8:37 AM
Millies Possesion remained undefeated in five career starts, while The Ice Dutchess set a North American season’s record as the two most impressive winners in four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old trotting fillies Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Possess The Will–Fashion Athena filly Millies Possesion led the field settle past ...
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Quincy Blue Chip sets Saratoga record in NYSS

on 06/09/2019 9:33 PM
New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) action took center stage on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel as 3-year-old trotting fillies were featured. There were two divisions for sophomore fillies that went for purses of $90,050 and $88,450 and driver Jim Morrill Jr. swept the co-features. Quincy Blue Chip (Chapter Seven-Sirenuse-Cantab Hall) was fresh off a win in the Empire Breeders Classic f...
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Decoy three-peats at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 06/09/2019 9:29 PM
Fresh off back-to-back wins, Decoy ($4.20) proved much the best in Sunday afternoon’s $18,000 featured top-level pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia, sprinting off late in a dominant pillar-to-post 1:49.4 win. Daniel Dubé put the 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere son in play from the outset, and the pair seated Machiavelli (George Napolitano Jr.) in the pocket through a :26.4...
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The Downtown Bus upsets in Graduate

on 06/09/2019 9:23 PM
The Downtown Bus (Tim Tetrick) charged late to win a leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers at Tioga Downs on Sunday. The five-eighths oval hosted two divisions of the Graduate Series for pacers and trotters. All divisions raced for a purse of $50,000. In the first division for pacers all eyes were on the two favorites, Courtly Choice (David Miller) and Lather Up (Montrell T...
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Only Take Cash, Pure Chance score in OSS 3FTs

on 06/09/2019 7:49 AM
Only Take Cash and Pure Chance both captured their respective $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions on a tepid Saturday night at Northfield Park. Set early in the 16-race card, the two OSS contests for 3-year-old trotting distaffs were the preamble events to the $200,000 Battle Of Lake Erie. Only Take Cash, last year’s 2-year-old Ohio Sires Stake champion, took her division handi...
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Caviart Luca, Will Take Charge win Yonkers opens

on 06/09/2019 7:40 AM
A pocketed Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $7.50) and an off-the-pace Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton, $12.80) were the Saturday night standouts, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $44,000 Open Handicaps.   It was a night where only eight drivers were programmed, so everyone was put to work in all 10 races.   From post position No. 4 in the weekly pacing feature, ...
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Callahan wins 6 at Big M; Pick 5 pays $72,000

on 06/09/2019 7:33 AM
Favorites failed in every leg of the 50-Cent Pick-5 at the Meadowlands Saturday night and that suited two shrewd handicappers – one wagering into the Elite Turf Club hub and the other in the Catskills – just fine. With a carryover of $30,928 serving as the catalyst for $177,835 in new money wagered, there was quite a bit of buzz for Pick-5 players, who, as it turned out,...
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