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Bettor’s Wish, Workin Ona Mystery win NA Cup elims

on 06/08/2019 11:19 PM
The field is set for the 36th Pepsi North America Cup following a pair of $50,000 eliminations on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Bettor’s Wish and Workin Ona Mystery captured the elimination contests to earn the right to select their post-position in the $1 million final. The top-five finishers from each split advanced to Canada’s richest Standard...
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Philly Hanover’s 1:49.2 in PASS 3FP sets Meadows TR

on 06/08/2019 8:08 PM
Philly Hanover barreled to the lead at the quarter and didn’t stop pouring it on until she set a track record 1:49.2 in Saturday’s $168,074 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Sylph Hanover and Odds On St Lucie taking the other splits. Dexter Dunn enjoyed a PASS double b...
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Drew Campbell wins 5,000th career race

on 06/08/2019 4:04 PM
When last seen at Scarborough Downs, Drew Campbell was busy piecing together a dominant six-win performance last Sunday, an effort that left the man in orange and black six wins shy of registering the 5,000th victory lap of his prodigious career. After a week spent campaigning at Bangor Raceway and Plainridge Park, Campbell fittingly reappeared at the Downs, the venue where he has enjoyed the ma...
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Engblom has 6 winners at Breakfast with the Babies

on 06/08/2019 1:47 PM
Per Engblom’s stable got off to a strong start at Saturday’s second edition of Breakfast with the Babies at The Meadowlands, and kept the good times rolling through the morning. Engblom won six times, dominating the eight-race trotting portion of the card for 2-year-olds.   “It was a very good day,” Engblom said. “I thought we had prepared them good enoug...
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Fox Valley Hermia gives Tetrick win 10,999

on 06/08/2019 7:08 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick upped his lifetime win total to 10,999, a 50-Cent Pick-5 that wasn't hit will guarantee a huge next pool and the first sub-1:50 trotter in Meadowlands history hit the winner’s circle for the first time in 2019 on an eventful Friday night at the Big M.   After guiding Fox Valley Hermia to victory in the sixth race for pacing fillies and mares with...
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Shezza GNP N a head winner in Yonkers feature

on 06/07/2019 11:18 PM
With no distaff derby on the social schedule, other high-condition contests for the ladies led Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night festivities.             A $23,000 event saw a pocketed—from post position No. 2—Shezza GNP N (Jordan Stratton, $5.90) just prevail over a hard-charging, 71-1 I Wish You Well (Pat Lachance) i...
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Forbidden Trade, Pilot Discretion win Goodtimes elims

on 06/07/2019 11:10 PM
Sophomore trotters were in action Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the eliminations of the Goodtimes. A group of 18 were split into a pair of $30,000 divisions.   Forbidden Trade angled out of the two hole late for a 1:53.1 victory in the first elimination.   Driven by Bob McClure, Forbidden Trade showed early speed to grab the lead and post a :27.2 opening-quarte...
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Hannelore Hanover, Atlanta star in Armbro Flight elims

on 06/07/2019 11:06 PM
Records were matched and broken in Friday night’s Armbro Flight eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A group of 16 star trotting mares clashed in a pair of $35,000 Armbro Flight eliminations with Ron Burke trainees Atlanta and Hannelore Hanover (pictured) putting on a show.   Superstar Atlanta delivered possibly the easiest-looking Canadian record-equaling per...
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Mark Harder notches 2,000th training win

on 06/07/2019 9:19 PM
Trainer Mark Harder recorded the 2,000th victory of his career during the Friday card at Harrah’s Philadelphia when his pupil Ataboy Hanover drew off to an easy victory in an $11,000 trot, in the process taking a new mark of 1:54.3. The 58-year-old native of Wellington, New Zealand enjoyed his best season in 2004, when Holborn Hanover, former co-holder of the all-time fastest rac...
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Make It A Double rallies for Plainridge win

on 06/07/2019 9:14 PM
Bouncing back from a break and an outside post in recent starts, Make It A Double surprised the betting faithful and took the top prize in the $16,000 Open Handicap trot at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon at odds of 12-1.   Make It A Double (Mark Athearn) got away fourth as even-money favorite Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) marched at the head of the group to the quarter in :27.4 a...
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Aflame Hanover sparks hopes for Cup glory

on 06/07/2019 3:44 PM
Making most of their living racing in Pennsylvania on the fair circuit and at its three tracks, Tony and Linda Schadel will now take their first steps onto the world’s stage as their glamour-boy colt Aflame Hanover takes aim at a million-dollar prize in this Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup eliminations.   “This is the first time I’ve ever entered a horse in ...
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Racing at Paulding fair begins June 10

on 06/07/2019 1:56 PM
The 159th annual Paulding County Fair will soon begin and the grand old Grandstand will be reverberating with the excitement and the thrills of harness racing for three nights beginning Monday, June 10, at 5 p.m. with full racing programs the same time on Tuesday (June 11) and Wednesday (June 12) as well. It is the official start of the 2019 Ohio Fair Racing Conference season and, after a long w...
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Fan Hanover 3YO pacing filly preview

on 06/07/2019 12:41 PM
Tom Fanning might not have a shoo-in to reach the Fan Hanover Stakes final, but he likes Trillions Hanover’s chances with shoes on. Fanning watched his 3-year-old female pacer qualify last weekend at the Meadowlands in 1:50.2 with a shoe missing, after which he was quick to quip with a grin, “She probably goes 1:49 with four shoes.” She can try Saturday (June 8), when she...
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Kawartha Downs sold; racing to remain

on 06/07/2019 9:58 AM
Toronto-based Romspen Investments Corp. has purchased Kawartha Downs in Ontario and is expecting to keep live horse racing at the Peterborough-area facility, according to the track’s new president, Richard Weldon. An article by the Peterborough Examiner explains that Romspen Investments Corp. had been the mortgage lender to the track’s previous owner, ‘Skip’ Ambrose. K...
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3PC Magic Joe Lindy wins '19 debut

on 06/07/2019 8:41 AM
After cruising to easy wins in two of her last three outings at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Write Me A Song shipped into Massachusetts and put on quite a show while winning the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pacing feature for fillies and mares on Thursday afternoon (June 6) at Plainridge Park.   Leaving from post seven, Write Me A Song (Mitchell Cushing) was a blur off the gate a...
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Dexter Dunn wins 5 in Philly Thursday

on 06/06/2019 7:45 PM
New Zealand native Dexter Dunn, who has ascended to third in the Harrah’s Philadelphia driving standings behind perennial leaders Tim Tetrick and George Napolitano Jr., took five victories during the Thursday afternoon card at the riverside oval, including wins in the feature and one co-feature – neither of them predictable. In the $18,000 headlining trot, Dunn rallied the Ca...
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NA Cup elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/06/2019 4:20 PM
The continent’s leading 3-year-old male pacers converge on Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend for the Pepsi North America Cup eliminations, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. Six—that’s right, six—unbeaten horses in 2019 are in the NA Cup elims, including five in a powerhouse first split. Read what trainers John McDermott Jr. and Nancy ...
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Brown talks about his 2 NA Cup starters

on 06/06/2019 4:15 PM
Trainer Brian Brown finished second in last year’s Pepsi North America Cup with now four-year-old star Done Well and the Ohio-based conditioner is back to take another stab his second victory in Canada’s signature race with Air Force Hanover and Workin Ona Mystery in this Saturday’s eliminations.   “I guess you’d say I’m kind of excited about coming...
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Burke update about NA Cup starters

on 06/06/2019 10:18 AM
Ron Burke leads all trainers in starters for Saturday’s (June 8) Pepsi North America Cup eliminations at Ontario’s Woodbine Mohawk Park, and although his three 3-year-old pacers are winless this season, the sport’s leading conditioner is anticipating improved performances from his group. Burke, the 2018 Trainer of the Year in the U.S., sends out De Los Cielos Deo in the firs...
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PASS 3FP hopefuls to battle at The Meadows

on 06/06/2019 8:44 AM
With world champion Warrawee Ubeaut elsewhere, a number of talented 3-year-old filly pacers will be looking to earn their spurs in Saturday’s $168,074 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) at The Meadows. Two who appear especially promising are Odds On St Lucie from the Tony Alagna stable and Philly Hanover, sent out by Ron Coyne Jr..   The Belmont Day card kicks off at the special p...
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