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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Greenshoe, Green Manalish entered in Zweig

on 08/12/2019 10:10 AM
The 2019 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial colt trot has drawn 10 horses (nine to race with the 10th horse to have his 3-year-old payments refunded) that include several of the sophomore trotting division headliners. Among those entered are the potent Melander pair of Hambletonian first heat winners Greenshoe and and Green Manalishi S along with Beal Memorial winner Marseille. They will compete in a s...
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New England horseman Daniel Tuccillo dies

on 08/12/2019 9:30 AM
Daniel Tuccillo, 78, of Prospect, Connecticut passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Vitas unit of St. Mary’s Hospital.     Mr. Tuccillo was born April 20, 1941, in Waterbury, Connecticut, a son of the late Ralph R. and Aurelie (Hamel) Tuccillo. He graduated from high school and went on to establish General Borings, Inc. of Prospect, Connecticut,...
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Burke quartet lead Tuesdays PASS 2FPs

on 08/12/2019 9:16 AM
Trainer Ron Burke will send four freshman filly pacers into Tuesday’s $183,040 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) at The Meadows, but the two most promising of the quartet, Sweet Ace and Shouldabeenatd — are behind the eight ball, so to speak, stuck with extreme outside post positions.   Known as The Meadow Cheer, the stake goes as races 7 and 8, with first post at 1:05...
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Meadowlands to increase banking in turns

on 08/12/2019 8:34 AM
Although live racing at the Meadowlands is currently on hiatus, the quest to continue to improve the best product harness racing has to offer never sleeps.   Playing a large role in that pursuit of excellence is the competitiveness of the races, which is a compilation of many and various elements. It is obvious that Standardbred racing has evolved into a speed favoring style of racing...
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Impressive winners in PASS 3FP splits

on 08/12/2019 8:31 AM
On Sunday night, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosted three divisions of the $168,480 third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Trainer Tony Alagna accounted for two divisions with Treacherous Reign (1:49.4) and Tall Drink Hanover (1:50.2), while last year’s divisional champion Warrawee Ubeaut posted her second Sire Stakes win while posting a 1...
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Our Max Phactor Great Northeast winner

on 08/11/2019 9:48 PM
Our Max Phactor N ($6.40) and George Napolitano Jr. sustained a first-over push into stout fractions on their way to victory in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 11) $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, while Tim Tetrick picked up five driving wins on the 14-race card. Our Max Phactor N was unhurried from post two in the early stages, content to let Mac...
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Joey Pro takes Batavia trot feature

on 08/11/2019 9:45 PM
Trainer John Hallett left the friendly confines of Tioga Downs with Joey Pro this week in lieu of a visit to Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 11) but despite the change in venue, they came away with the same result. Joey Pro scored another win, but this time in the top-class $12,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at the oldest lighted harness track in North America. Joey Pro (Jim Morri...
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Halo Its Me wins another Ont. Grassroots

on 08/11/2019 6:07 PM
The trip to Clinton proved worthwhile for reinsman James MacDonald on Sunday as he notched a driving hat trick, with two of the wins coming in Grassroots divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies. MacDonald kicked off the afternoon’s Ontario Sires Stakes action with fan favorite Halo Its Me, taking the lead early and hanging on for a one-half length victory in 2:00. Blue Magic closed we...
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Upsets by Custom Cantab, Speeding Spur N

on 08/11/2019 5:55 PM
The 33-1 longshot Custom Cantab (David Miller) stole the show in the $132,000 Joie De Vie open mare trot at Tioga Downs on Sunday (Aug. 11). The favored Atlanta set the tempo for the race but faded to sixth.  At the start of the race Darling Mearas S (Brian Sears) went on a break early in the first turn and caused Manchego (Dexter Dunn) to go on a break as well.  Atlanta t...
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Joe Kroll dies at age 61

on 08/11/2019 10:39 AM
Joe Kroll, one of the highly respected and likable horseman in harness racing, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8. He was 61. Born in Pittsburgh, PA., on Nov. 17, 1957, Mr. Kroll had a long and storied career in harness racing since moving to Florida with his wife, Shawna, in 1983. While he did have success with Florida Stakes winners, including Indigo Swirl, J S Vi...
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Freshman pacers shine in KYSS Saturday at Red Mile

on 08/11/2019 8:31 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes season opened up last Thursday at The Red Mile for 2-year-old trotters and on Saturday the 2-year-old pacers were on the track with a pair of $30,000 divisions for colts and geldings and one $30,000 contest for the fillies. Roll With Jr and driver Doug McNair won the first division for the males by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:51.1. Sea Of Li...
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Six Pack intoxicating in Yonkers open trot

on 08/11/2019 7:08 AM
Funny thing about Six Pack (Ake Svanstedt, $2.70).   Whenever he's invaded Yonkers Raceway, the end result is not a fair fight. Such was the case again Saturday night (Aug. 10th), when Six Pack drilled seven outclassed foes in the co-featured $46,000 Open Handicap Trot.     Making short work an assigned eight-hole, Six Pack left around Eye ofa Tiger AS (Jason Bartl...
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