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Sister Sledge equals Arden Downs stake record

on 07/27/2019 5:20 AM
Sister Sledge and Caviart Guilia each extended her career unbeaten streak to four with Dave Palone piloting — and Sister Sledge matched the stake record to boot — in Friday’s $60,000 Arden Downs Grand Circuit event for freshman filly trotters at The Meadows. Sorella took the third division of the stake known as the Judge Joe McGraw.   Sister Sledge, who went ...
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First place for First Call at Vernon Downs

on 07/26/2019 11:12 PM
First Call (Homer Hochstetler) won the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday. First Call ($6.80) took over the lead just before hitting the first quarter :27.1 as If Not Why Not (Howard Parker) settled for the pocket trip and would watch First Call hit the half in :56.2.  Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) would make the first move going first-over from third.  First...
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Lindy’s Crazy Hall cruises in Plainridge feature

on 07/26/2019 11:07 PM
It’s been 20 days since Lindy’s Crazy Hall scored a convincing gate-to-wire victory at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a $30,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stake event. But the time off did nothing but make him sharper as he ran away with the $10,000 featured trot for 5-year-olds and under at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon.  Lindy’s Crazy Hall (Drew Monti) blast...
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Feelin’ Red Hot captures Yonkers F&M Open

on 07/26/2019 11:05 PM
Favored Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan, $4.10) gave nothing else a shot—again—Friday night, easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.     It was not much more than a summer rerun, with Feelin’ Red Hot hurdling over her half-dozen inside foes to make the lead in the first turn. From there, it was stealing m...
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Sophomore pacers do battle in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 07/26/2019 11:00 PM
Continuing a week of Indiana Sires Stakes action, it was the 3-year-old pacing colts & geldings turn in the spotlight and they took center stage at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Two $50,500 divisions were the featured attraction on the evening’s 12-race card and both divisions provided for exciting performances with victories from Rockie Got Framed and S...
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A “sweet” one-two finish in Philly pace feature

on 07/26/2019 10:56 PM
A trio of $16,000 races for up-and-coming younger stock took the Friday afternoon spotlight at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with one division for pacing distaffs and the other two open events for trotters. On the pace, sire Sweet Lou posted a 1-2 finish as Sweet Cherry outpaced Sweet Chrome through the lane by 1¼ lengths while taking a lifetime mark of 1:52.2. Tim Tetrick, who con...
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Winndevie, Quincy Blue Chip set for NYSS showdown

on 07/26/2019 3:34 PM
The top two point earners for 3-year-old trotting fillies will square off in a New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) event at Monticello Raceway on Monday, July 29.  Winndevie and Quincy Blue Chip will compete in the solo split of Sires Stakes racing for a purse of $118,800. Quincy Blue Chip (PP2) will have her regular driver Jim Morrill Jr. she recently changed barns and is now trained...
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Hoosier's Empire of Hope event raises $32,000

on 07/26/2019 3:32 PM
On Saturday, July 20, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted its very first Empire of Hope event, a fundraising and awareness campaign in support of the aftercare of retired race horses. With more than $32,000 raised, Harrah’s Hoosier Park exceeded its property goal and the funds will directly benefit the Standardbred Transition Alliance. Developed with support from acc...
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Southwind Ozzi favored in Saturday's Adios Pace

on 07/26/2019 11:10 AM
Southwind Ozzi is the 2-1 morning line favorite to win Saturday’s $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Saturday at The Meadows, but both he and his trainer, Bill MacKenzie, have endured stormy weather—literally and figuratively--to get there.   For McKenzie, the storms were real and dangerous. As they ripped through MacKenzie’s Cranbury...
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Massachusetts owners start in Spirit of Mass. Trot

on 07/26/2019 11:07 AM
As post time for the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot at Plainridge Park on Sunday draws near, the excitement of everyone involved in the race continues to grow. But for two Massachusetts owners who have horses entered and have seen the many ups and downs of the sport in New England, the race itself is proof there is a harness racing renaissance in the Commonwealth.   Frank...
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Action-packed night of Indiana Sires Stakes

on 07/26/2019 5:23 AM
The 14-race card provided an action-packed evening of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, Both the three-year-old trotting colts & geldings and the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings took to the track, with the three-year-old competitors in their fourth round of stakes action and the two-year-olds in their second round. With a va...
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Sicily wins Governor’s Cup at Harrington

on 07/26/2019 5:19 AM
Harrington Raceway hosted its annual Governor’s Day program Thursday during the Delaware State Fair, featuring the richest program of the season locally. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final races for 3-year-olds comprised the majority of the $540,000 in total purses on the program. Popular events for older horses like the $40,000 Governor’s Cup also c...
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“Tim Tetrick Express” keeps rolling in Chester

on 07/25/2019 10:10 PM
The “Tim Tetrick Express” continues to motor along at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the ballot candidate for the Hall of Fame, coming off 16 wins at the southeast Pennsylvania oval last week and five victories here yesterday, added five more today before leaving for the State Fair card at Harrington. Tetrick won one of the two $14,500 featured trots and both divisions of a $14...
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Adios, Oaks elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/25/2019 4:04 PM
Driver Dave Palone and trainer Ross Croghan have each won the Delvin Miller Adios Pace once in their careers, and the two horsemen are looking to end their respective 20-plus year droughts with Prince Of Tides in this year’s renewal on Saturday at The Meadows. Read what Palone and Croghan have to say about their chances in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   It&rsq...
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From head-scratcher to Haughton hopeful

on 07/25/2019 3:11 PM
After talking up 2-year-old colt trotter Stay Close during the spring, trainer Joe Holloway had to endure some questioning from owners Ted Gewertz and Marty Granoff when the colt qualified in 2:03.3 and 2:02 in June at the Meadowlands. “They both were, this is one you like?” Holloway said. “They were right. I watched him and he wasn’t close to what I thought he should ...
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3 year olds set to battle in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/25/2019 1:31 PM
This weekend’s Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) at Scioto Downs features round three action of the four-leg series, with a first race post time both nights of 6:30 p.m.   On Friday, two $50,000 divisions of 3-year-old filly pacers and a pair of $50,000 contests for 3-year-old trotting fillies will line up behind the Scioto starting gate. Saturday night will feature two $50...
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Aug. yearling supplement for Hambletonian Society races

on 07/25/2019 12:57 PM
In 2019, the Hambletonian Society is accepting Supplemental Yearling Nominations for the stakes and events they service that required a May 15 yearling nominating payment for foals of 2018.   “It was brought to our attention by the staking services that there are always a handful of yearlings missed in the process in May,” said John Campbell, president of the Hambletonian ...
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Fields set for Grand River's Battle elims

on 07/25/2019 11:47 AM
A total of five elimination dashes contested on Monday, July 29, will determine the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s two feature races during its 29th Industry Day event.   Thirteen rookie pacing colts and geldings will compete in two $15,000 elimination divisions to earn a berth in the 22nd annual Battle Of Waterloo. The top four finishers and one of the fifth-place finisher...
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Low takeouts pad Big M players' pockets

on 07/25/2019 11:09 AM
Takeouts on exotic wagers have long been a concern for serious players, and management at the Meadowlands has been proactive on this hot-button issue for an extended period of time, leading to players walking away with far bigger payouts on some of the track’s most popular wagers. One of the most impressive examples of lower takeout benefiting the player occurred on June 8, when a carry...
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Cronos, Midnight Shark win Osborne splits

on 07/25/2019 10:18 AM
Racing action wrapped up Wednesday for the 2019 Lake County Fair and the highlight was two divisions of the Jerome T. Osborne Memorial Signature Series pace. With the split, each heat carried a $2,000 purse.   In the first division, Steve Schoeffel steered Cronos to victory for trainer Dan Walski and Walski Stables Llc. The 6-year-old Art Colony stallion moved second-over at the five-ei...
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