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Guardian Angel As, Shartin N star at Plainridge

on 07/28/2019 7:19 PM
Guardian Angel As lived up to his billing in the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot as he led every step of the way en route to an impressive victory, setting a new track record in the process. Also, in the   Tim Tetrick wasted no time putting Guardian Angel As on the point, seating everyone else in the process before he hit the quarter in :26.4. Tetrick then slowed down the ...
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Rebellious one of 5 wins for Merton

on 07/28/2019 6:27 PM
Mike Merton won five races, including the feature, at Tioga Downs Sunday. Merton won the $11,000 featured pace with Rebellious and drove four more winners. Rebellious ($5.30) went straight to the lead and led to the first quarter in :26.1.  Americanprimetime (Wally Hennessey) took over as they went by the stands for the first time.  He controlled the pa...
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Just Enuf Sass Maine Sire Stakes winner

on 07/28/2019 6:24 PM
The three-year-old trotting divisions of the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes made their first appearance at Scarborough Downs on Sunday after four consecutive weeks spent on the northern circuit at Bangor Raceway.   The filly division split evenly into twin five-horse fields, each racing for identical $9709 purses, and the streaking sensation Just Enuf Sass wasted pr...
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Arden Downs divisions contested at The Meadows

on 07/28/2019 8:22 AM
Saturday’s card at The Meadows, which featured the $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids and the $120,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo, was rich with Grand Circuit stakes — six in all. Here are highlights from the other four Arden Downs stakes.               $40,000 James Manderino — 3-Year-Old C...
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Boadiciea continues to rule in Ontario SS 3FP

on 07/28/2019 8:02 AM
Boadicea continued her domination of the 3-year-old pacing filly division with a third Gold Series win at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. Starting from post six with regular driver Jonathan Drury in the race bike, Boadicea had control of the race before the :27.1 quarter and never let her peers get close enough to challenge. After a :54.4 half and a 1:21.3 three-quarters Boadicea...
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Atta Boy Dan wins 5th straight at Pocono

on 07/28/2019 7:54 AM
The $20,000 claiming handicap pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono saw an early candidate for “Pocono Pacer of the Year,” Atta Boy Dan, post his fifth straight triumph, this one on the engine in 1:49.3, a seasonal best for the Western Terror 10-year-old gelding. George Napolitano Jr. refused a hole “offered” by his brother Anthony behind Rock The Town and ...
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Northfield Park’s Single Six pays more than $42K

on 07/28/2019 7:50 AM
The 20-cent Northfield Single Six was taken down by a lone combination for a whopping $42,522.68 return on Saturday. The massive payoff was hit by a patron wagering through the Portland, Oregon hub and watching the action on the Flying Turns via simulcast. The Single Six wager premiered on October 13, 2018 and has become popular with punters chasing colossal returns.  The uniqu...
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Bllack Hole, Yankee Boots surprise in Ohio SS

on 07/28/2019 7:47 AM
A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers proved fortuitous for two mild longshots on a steamy and humid Saturday night before a cheerful and hefty Scioto Downs crowd.   Bllack Hole, an altered son of Mr Apples, found his way through a wall of horses in the final yards of the first OSS division, blasting through to a 1:50.4 clocking with Tyler Smith at t...
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Winnerup, Livinonthedash capture NYSS 3CT splits

on 07/28/2019 7:43 AM
Winnerup (Trond Smedshammer, $5.80) and Livinonthedash (Marcus Miller, $2.20) proved best Saturday night, dividing Yonkers Raceway $170,500 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A pair of $85,250 races comprised the event. Winnerup, who has been his own worst enemy more than once this season, was a good boy here. From post position No. 5, he wor...
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Millies Possesion, When Dovescry win Oaks elims

on 07/28/2019 7:37 AM
On the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands were two eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters, with the first five finishers from each dash returning for the $500,000 final, which takes place on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 3. The first elim saw the Jim Campbell-trained Millies Possesion stay unbeaten in eight lifetime starts. The daughter...
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Indiana SS 3FP divisions raced at Hoosier

on 07/27/2019 11:11 PM
 Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino capped off a week of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday with the highly competitive group of 3-year-old pacing fillies who took to the track in two $48,000 divisions. It was a nice night for driver Mike Oosting as he steered both divisional winners.   While the betting public was backing Lady Capulet in the first div...
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Black Is Back wires field in Batavia feature

on 07/27/2019 10:41 PM
A craftily rated second quarter provided success at the end of the mile for Black Is Back who went gate to wire in the $12,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night. Dave McNeight III sent Black Is Back to the point off the gate and took the six-horse field to the quarter in :28. He then grabbed leather and backed the second panel off to :29.3 and essentially won the race as a...
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Tall Drink Hanover, Stonebridge Soul win Adioo Volos

on 07/27/2019 10:38 PM
Tall Drink Hanover exploited her post position advantage to world champion Warrawee Ubeaut in Saturday’s $120,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo at The Meadows. Stonebridge Soul captured her third straight stake in the other division of the event for 3-year-old filly pacers   Warrawee Ubeaut won her divisional Dan Patch Award last year, but in the Adioo Volo, she was stuck with post...
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Southwind Ozzi wins Adios by 7 lengths in 1:48

on 07/27/2019 6:34 PM
Five weeks after undergoing emergency surgery for hernia repair, Southwind Ozzi blazed to victory for Brian Sears in 1:48 in Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. It was the second-fastest mile in the 53-year history of the Adios, missing Bolt The Duer's 1:47.4 record (2012) by a tick.   It was the third Adios title for ...
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Freshman pacers in NYSS action Sunday at Batavia

on 07/27/2019 11:33 AM
A total of $104,598 in purses will be up for grabs at Batavia Downs on Sunday when the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) rolls into town for the second of nine 2019 stops at the oldest lighted race track in America.    This leg will feature the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers who will vie in three $34,866 divisions carded as race three, five and seven.    ...
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Top handicappers handicap Plainridge stakes

on 07/27/2019 10:22 AM
Some of the top harness racing handicappers in North American give their selections for the $100,000 Clara Barton Distaff Pace and the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot that will be contested when the Grand Circuit rolls into Plainridge Park on Sunday afternoon. Post time for the first race is 2 p.m.   Gordon Waterstone - Associate Editor, The Horseman And Fair World  ...
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Haughton, Doherty elims held at Meadowlands

on 07/27/2019 5:44 AM
Crucial ($6) prevailed Friday night’s third $20,000 elimination of the James Doherty Memorial for 2-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands, giving trainer Ron Burke his 10,000th career victory. The Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene filly swept from third to first after the :27.3 opening quarter and was rated through middle splits of :57.4 and 1:27.4 by Yannick Gingras...
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Trainer Ron Burke wins 10,000th career race

on 07/27/2019 5:37 AM
The incomparable Ron Burke raised the training dash-win bar to new heights Friday night at the Meadowlands, as the 49-year-old Washington, Pa. native became the first conditioner in harness racing history to record 10,000 career victories. “It’s cool,” said Burke. “The next guy is probably 10 years away from doing it. It’s never been done before and I&r...
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Sophomores shine in Ohio SS at Scioto

on 07/27/2019 5:29 AM
A quarter of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) were contested on a pleasant Friday evening at Scioto Downs, with temperatures in the low 70s, as 3-year-old trotting and pacing fillies vied in Leg 3 of the OSS series.    Snobbytown (Chris Page), who was making her sophomore debut for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Jason Melillo, didn’t disappoint as the ...
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Timestorm sets 1:56.4 Northfield mark for 2YO trotters

on 07/27/2019 5:25 AM
On Friday Northfield Park hosted the Summit County Fair Stakes.  Ohio-bred youngsters competed throughout the evening, but freshman trotter Timestorm stole the show.   In the evening’s 15th race, a 2-year-old colt and gelding trot for a purse of $6,900, Timestorm fired off the gate and went straight to the lead.  Driver John Moody sat chilly in the bike for both laps...
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