Michigan war horse T-Red wins 100th race

on 08/06/2019 9:36 AM
The crowd at the Western Michigan Fair in Ludington, Mich. witnessed history in the fourth race on Monday as the 14-year-old gelding T-Red paced his way into the history books, notching his 100th career win by open lengths.   T-Red, a son of Cams Eclipse bred by Mark Matthews of Jerome, Mich., and owned and trained by Henry Gulley of Cement City, Mich., has been chasing his 100th care...
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Rock Diamonds N posts second straight win

on 08/06/2019 8:23 AM
For the second straight start, Rock Diamonds N dominated the best of the bunch at Plainridge Park by winning the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap on Monday afternoon (Aug. 5).   Despite being handicapped with the outside post seven, driver Ron Cushing left and put Rock Diamonds N on the lead and did not look back from there. After sprinting quarters of :26.2, :54.4 and 1:22.1 with little...
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2YO Tall Dark Stranger wins at Mohawk

on 08/06/2019 8:21 AM
Tall Dark Stranger stormed into Mohawk Park to deliver an impressive 1:51.1 victory in Monday’s second leg of the Dream Maker Series.   An overflow field of 11 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings clashed in the second-leg of the three-week event. Round one winners Allywag Hanover and Captain Midnight sat out this week.   Trainer Nancy Johansson rolled into town wit...
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Sports Obsession wins Battle of Waterloo

on 08/05/2019 8:53 PM
Grand River Raceway marked its 29th annual Industry Day celebration on August 5. The afternoon featured 11 races totaling $540,850 in purses, including the track’s feature dashes, the Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles.   It was a homecoming of sorts for two families who have previously dominated these jewel races in the Elora, ON track’s marquee event. &nbs...
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Forbidden Trade pays well in Hambo futures

on 08/05/2019 7:19 PM
The Hambletonian Future wager proved to be an extreme value play for those following and cashing in on the race winner Forbidden Trade. The son of Kadabra captured the $1 million event at The Meadowlands in dramatic style returning $33.80 to win for those placing wagers close to post time.   In the four separate Future wagers heading into the first jewel in Trotting’s Triple C...
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Tequila Talkin springs 22-1 upset in Meadows open

on 08/05/2019 7:17 PM
The longest shot in the field at 22-1, Tequila Talkin sustained a first-over bid that carried him to the upset in Monday’s $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Tony Hall collected six wins on the 13-race card.   When Tequila Talkin moved from fourth after the leader Barn Girl, it seemed only a matter of time before the venerable mare put him away. But the 4-year-old...
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Entries due for Michiana Classic

on 08/05/2019 5:00 PM
The Hoosier Classic Sale Company has issued a reminder to all yearling consignors concerning the deadline for the Michiana Classic Yearling Sale. Entries for the third annual Michiana Classic Yearling Sale are due. “The box” will remain open as long as possible and entries will still be accepted. The Michiana Classic, scheduled for Nov. 30 is held at the Michiana Event Center (MEC...
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Hickfromfrenchlick ties Batavia mark in NYSS

on 08/05/2019 8:40 AM
Hickfromfrenchlick came to play on Sunday in his $58,700 division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Batavia Downs and he went gate to wire in impressive fashion and equaled the track record time.   Leaving from post one driver Matt Kakaley was rolling immediately with Hickfromfrenchlick (So Surreal-My Girl’s A Star) and had pro...
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Photo finishes in trio of PASS 2FP splits

on 08/05/2019 8:37 AM
It required a photo to decide all three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes second preliminary round Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and the closest finish was in the third section, as JK First Lady rebuffed Sweet Ace by a head in 1:54.1. The Western Ideal filly JK First Lady came into the race with obvious credentials – her dam is 2014 Horse of the Year JK She&r...
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Hambo Day handle up 14.6 percent

on 08/03/2019 9:42 PM
Wagering on the Hambletonian Day card at the Meadowlands was up 14.6 percent over the 2018 program. Both cards saw 16 races, but this year’s total of $6,501,778 was approximately $800,000 more than the year before.   The $6.5 million in action was by far an industry 2019 best. Woodbine at Mohawk Park saw $4.4 million in wagers on March 30 when the track had a huge Super High-Fiv...
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'Captain' crunches Cane Pace field

on 08/03/2019 7:06 PM
There was little movement throughout the course of the $285,362 Cane Pace for three-year-old pacers, sponsored by Fair Winds Farm/Cameo Hills Farm, but that set up for a thrilling stretch duel. Meadowlands Pace champion Captain Crunch and Scott Zeron used a pocket trip to perfection, pacing by runner-up Bettor’s Wish Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands with a 1:48 performance. Semi Tough...
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Shartin N wins Lady Liberty in 1:46.4!

on 08/03/2019 6:33 PM
The Hambletonian may be the sport’s pinnacle, but on Hambo Day, Shartin N stole the show. The dominating pacer established a new standard Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands in winning the $183,500 Lady Liberty TVG free-for-all for older pacing mares, sponsored by SBOANJ/TrotPac. Steered by Tim Tetrick, the six-year-old Tintin In America-Bagdarin mare set a track, stakes and world record...
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Manchego sets stakes record in Steele

on 08/03/2019 6:07 PM
Dexter Dunn sent Manchego to the lead and didn’t look back, winning the $186,000 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial TVG free-for-all for trotting mares, sponsored by Steele and Associates, in a stakes record 1:50. The former Hambletonian Oaks champion was followed under the wire by Hannelore Hanover with Darlin Mearas S trotting third.   Drawing the rail, Dunn pushed Manchego to the le...
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Forbidden Trade scores Hambo upset in 1:51

on 08/03/2019 5:17 PM
Greenshoe and Brian Sears entered the 94th edition of the $1 million Hambletonian as the prohibitive favorites. However, it was Forbidden Trade and Bob McClure that got the jump in the stretch Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands. Sent off at 15-1 odds, the duo turned on the trot and then held off a hard-charging Greenshoe to win the pinnacle of harness racing in upset fashion. The Kadabra colt, ...
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When Dovescry wins Oaks for Allard brothers

on 08/03/2019 5:01 PM
When Dovescry and Simon Allard took control after the quarter and went on to win decisively in the 94th edition of the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks final for three-year-old trotting fillies Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands. The Muscle Hill filly, out of Breeders Crown champion Cedar Dove, trotted a lifetime best 1:50.2 on the way to her seventh victory in 13 career starts for trainer Rene All...
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Crystal Fashion scores Cashman in 1:50

on 08/03/2019 4:31 PM
Crystal Fashion and David Miller angled from the pylons and sprinted down the center of the track to capture the $280,000 John Cashman Memorial TVG free-for-all trot, sponsored by the Southwind Farms/Muscle Hill Syndicate and Jerry Silva, Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands. The four-year-old Cantab Hall-Window Willow gelding stopped the timer in 1:50, equaling the stakes record set by Sebasti...
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Greenshoe draws post two in Hambo final

on 08/03/2019 3:56 PM
Post positions for the 94th edition of the Hambletonian have been drawn. Greenshoe, winner of the second elimination, has drawn post two, while first elimination winner Green Manalishi S will start in the $1 million final from post four.   Marcus Melander will send out three starters, and Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter has picked up a drive behind Osterc, who was steered by Yannick Gingras ...
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Greenshoe takes second Hambo elim

on 08/03/2019 3:53 PM
Favored Greenshoe and Brian Sears handily won the second $70,000 elimination for the 94th edition of the Hambletonian Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands. The two-time New Jersey Sires Stakes champion, trained by Marcus Melander, tripped the timer in 1:50.2. He was followed across the wire by Don’t Let’em, Forbidden Trade, Marseille and Pilot Discretion, who also advance to the fin...
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Green Manalishi S wins first Hambo elim

on 08/03/2019 3:20 PM
Green Manalishi S, sent off at odds of 9-1, captured the first $70,000 elimination for the 94th edition of the Hambletonian Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands. Driven by Tim Tetrick, the Marcus Melander trainee stopped the clock in 1:50.3, leading Osterc, Soul Strong, favored Gimpanzee and Cantab Fashion across the wire. Each of the five advance to the final.   When the gate folded...
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Lather Up dominates in McKee Memorial

on 08/03/2019 2:54 PM
Lather Up, the co-fastest Standardbred of all time, continued his streak of dominating performances in the $230,200 Sam McKee Memorial TVG free-for-all pace, sponsored by Purple Haze Stables. The I’m Gorgeous-Pocket Comb stallion took control early and went on to cut the mile on the way to a world record 1:59.2 for one and one-eighths miles. The victory was the third straight for the four ...
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