First-over doesn't bother PA 2YO winners

on 08/08/2019 9:35 PM
There were six $20,000 divisions of the second preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday, and in defiance of the usual concept of “avoid first-over,” five of the winners went the uncovered route en route to victory. Red-hot driver Tim Tetrick won three of the six Stallion Series divisions en rou...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/08/2019 4:01 PM
The 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and current star Lather Up both hail from the Delaware-based farm of George Teague Jr., and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, find out which pacer Teague gives his nod to.   Lather Up heads to Harrah’s Hoosier Park for Friday’s Dan Patch, where he’ll take on the likes of 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked. T...
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Blooded Horse Sale yearlings listed online

on 08/08/2019 2:53 PM
The 63rd Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale will offer 131 yearlings on Tuesday, Aug. 27, the first day of its two-day venue at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.   The catalog includes 117 Ohio-breds, 38 Indiana-breds, seven NY-breds and 10 from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky and Ontario. Four of the yearlings have dual eligibility. In addition, over 450 race...
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Big Hambo day caps off big Big M meet

on 08/08/2019 11:05 AM
The curtain came down on the Meadowlands’ 2019 Championship Meeting on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 3, ending a seven-month run that would be the envy of any track operator. Total handle on Hambo Day was up nearly 15 percent over the year before as $6.5 million was pushed through the windows, approximately $800,000 more than the year before. The $6.5 million was by far the best single-day han...
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Takter, Ritchie inducted into Canadian Hall of Fame

on 08/08/2019 10:45 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame welcomed its Class of 2019 at the Induction Gala on Wednesday at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Standardbred inductees include builder Ian Fleming, driver Trevor Ritchie and trainer Jimmy Takter, along with horses Tricky Tooshie and Angus Hall.   Fleming’s career in the horse racing industry began as race secretary at his home track in ...
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2CP Adriano Hanover set for PASS

on 08/08/2019 9:18 AM
When Hanover Shoe Farms bred Western Ideal to A And G’sconfusion, it named the ensuing foal Adriano Hanover to honor Adriano Sorella. And why not? Sorella is one of harness racing’s most prominent owners with such stars as millionaire pacer Jimmy Freight in his portfolio.   Yet when Adriano Hanover walked through the sales ring at Harrisburg, Sorella passed up the opportun...
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Odds On Osiris captures Fox Stake

on 08/08/2019 8:34 AM
In what was his third career start, Odds On Osiris triumphed in 1:51.3 in the 93rd edition of the $55,150 Fox Stake for 2-year-old pacers in Grand Circuit action at the Indiana State Fair on Wednesday. The event was the sixth race on a 12-race card which also featured the $33,383 Ralph Wilfong Memorial for 2-year-old trotters, which was captured by Just Like Fire (Trace Tetrick) in 1:58. Odds On ...
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The Cuse Is Loose scores at Saratoga

on 08/08/2019 8:24 AM
A pair of $9,000 co-features highlighted the ten-race card on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. On an evening in which there were a handful of big longshots that prevailed, one of the features saw a 9-1 upset. The Cuse Is Loose (Deweycheatumnhowe) pulled first-over on the two favorites in his division of the features for New York-sired trotters and the five year old Andy Byler trainee...
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NYSS trotters break Batavia track record twice

on 08/07/2019 9:19 PM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters invaded Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Aug. 7) and they did some damage to the record book by breaking the local mark for their age, gender and gait in two successive series races.   In the first $52,000 division, Bourbon Express (RC Royalty-Kasha) was sent down the road by driver Jason Bartlett and once gone, the pair ...
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Stinglike A B K wins Meadows co-feature

on 08/07/2019 8:18 PM
There was no floating like a butterfly for Stinglike A B K; he powered right to the top and widened his lead late to capture Wednesday's co-feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 Conditioned Trot.   Hydration took Wednesday's companion feature, an $11,800 Conditioned Pace, in similar front-end fashion, scoring in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone, trainer Brian Brown and owners Country Club ...
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Big longshots win in Philly Wednesday

on 08/07/2019 4:45 PM
Longshots ruled the roost at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, as three horses paid over $50 on one card for the first time locally in just short of two years. Buy In (Art Stafford Jr.) got the bomber brigade going by winning the seventh race and paying $77.80; second in the race was 70-1 proposition Surf The Web, who returned $146.60 for a $2 place ticket. In the very next ...
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Century Farroh looks to continue ride in Milstein

on 08/07/2019 1:26 PM
Dave Ratchford was 16 when he bought his first horse. “And I’ve never been without a horse since then,” the 75-year-old Nova Scotia resident said. Good thing. Otherwise he would have missed the opportunity to own a horse like Century Farroh. Century Farroh has won eight of nine races this year and competes in Saturday’s $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial Invita...
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Atlanta to take on Manchego in Joie De Vie

on 08/07/2019 12:59 PM
Tioga Downs will host the Grand Circuit Crawford Farms FFA Trot and Joie De Vie FFA Mare Trot stakes this Sunday with a matinee post time of 1 p.m.   The $148,000 Crawford Farms drew a field of six that includes the venerable 2015 Hambletonian champ Pinkman as well as the winner of last week's Vincennes trot on Hambo Day, Mission Accepted.   Eight top trotting mares wil...
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2FP Somebeachsometime impressive in Mohawk win

on 08/07/2019 8:36 AM
Somebeachsometime stormed by rivals in the stretch to win Tuesday’s second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The 2-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere paced home in :26.3, part of a :53.3 back half, to come from sixth for the stunning victory in the second leg of the three-week event.   Driven by Jody Jamieson, Somebeachsometime got a...
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Lather Up heads Dan Patch field

on 08/07/2019 8:29 AM
A field of nine will be sent postward in the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. The 26th installment of Hoosier Park’s premier event will highlight the 14-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action. The purse money to be distributed throughout the evening will be over the $500,000 mark...
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2CP American Rebel leads NYSS in 1:54

on 08/06/2019 8:57 PM
Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night (Aug. 6th) hosted the $153,200 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   A $75,900 non-bettor and a wagering-carded $77,300 division comprised the event.   The before-the-program bandwagon was led by American Rebel (Tyler Buter). Making the first lead from post position No. 2, American Rebel then deferred ...
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You're Majestic takes Meadows feature

on 08/06/2019 8:55 PM
You're Majestic quarter-poled to the front for trainer/driver Doug Snyder, then held off a pair of challengers late to capture Tuesday's co-feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot.   In the companion feature, a $12,700 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace, McDazzle prevailed in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable and ...
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Spectre, Mass Fortune K score at Pocono

on 08/06/2019 8:51 PM
Favorites Spectre and Mass Fortune K both parlayed front-end trips into a victory in a $15,000 featured trot during the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Holiday Road gelding Spectre went to the lead before the :27.3 quarter for driver Anthony Napolitano, could back off the half to :57, picked up the pace to the 1:25.2 three-quarters, then held off a threat from po...
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Bettor's Wish favored in Milstein Memorial

on 08/06/2019 3:25 PM
Bettor’s Wish has been named the 5-2 morning line favorite by Northfield Park’s executive vice president of racing and simulcasting Dave Bianconi in Saturday’s $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial. The top money-earner headlines an accomplished field of eight in Northfield Park’s premier event. The Milstein is a 3-year-old Open by invitation only. The featured eve...
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Woodside Charm returns Thursday in NYSS

on 08/06/2019 1:10 PM
Vernon Downs will host a $118,800 leg of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday.   There is only one division racing on Thursday but the field is loaded. It features last year’s 2-year-old trotting filly of the year Woodside Charm (Verlin Yoder). The Chapter Seven filly is owned and trained by Yoder and listed as the 5-2 morning line favorit...
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