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Tall Drink Hanover sets track record in Shady Daisy

on 08/03/2019 2:40 PM
Andrew McCarthy sent Tall Drink Hanover to the front early in the $100,362 Shady Daisy for three-year-old pacing fillies, sponsored by Deo Volente Farms, and the Captaintreacherous-Take Into Account filly responded with a Meadowlands track record. The sophomore stormed to a 1:48 effort for trainer Tony Alagna, erasing JK Shesalady’s 2014 mark of 1:50.2.   Drawing post four in th...
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Real Cool Sam equals world record in Haughton

on 08/03/2019 2:08 PM
The late Sam McKee was known as one of the sport’s best race callers. It was appropriate that McKee’s namesake, Real Cool Sam, turned in a world record-equaling performance in the $324,550 Peter Haughton Memorial for two-year-old colt trotters, sponsored by the Walner Syndicate. The Muscle Hill-Cooler Schooner gelding raised his record to five wins in as many starts Saturday, August ...
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Hypnotic AM still undefeated after Doherty score

on 08/03/2019 1:40 PM
Hypnotic AM is now four-for-four in her career after a strong effort in the $310,700 James Doherty Memorial for two-year-old filly trotters, sponsored by SRF Stables. Driven by Brian Sears for Marcus Melander, the Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S lass established a new lifetime best Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands, trotting the mile in 1:53.   Drawing post five in the field of 10, Se...
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Mission Accepted takes Vincennes in 1:50.2

on 08/03/2019 1:18 PM
Yannick Gingras and Mission Accepted took advantage of a pocket trip before sprinting home to a 1:50.2 victory in the $60,000 Vincennes Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands. The four-year-old stallion, trained by Ron Burke, established a new lifetime best with the victory, his fourth of the season. Former Hambletonian champion Pinkman raced second with a late-closing Homicide Hunter third. &...
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Century Farroh edges Best In Show in OSS

on 08/03/2019 7:48 AM
Century Farroh reaffirmed his position as king of the three-year-old pacing colt class with his third Gold Series victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening. With regular reinsman Sylvain Filion of Milton in the race bike, Century Farroh left well from Post 3, landing in second and tipping out to take aim on early leader Sportsline before the :26.1 quarter. Once he reached the front Ce...
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Former SBOANJ president Anthony Parenti dies

on 08/03/2019 6:37 AM
Anthony J. Parenti, a long-time former police chief of Fanwood, N.J., and former president of the Standardbred Breeders Association of New Jersey, died on Aug. 1 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. surrounded by family. He was 87.   A career police official for 60 years, Mr. Parenti also became involved in harness racing as a horse owner. He was elected to s...
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First Call first to wire in Vernon feature

on 08/03/2019 6:34 AM
First Call (Homer Hochstetler) won the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday. Alex The Great (John MacDonald) went to the lead and controlled all the early fractions (:26.4, :57, 1:26.3). First Call ($7.10), who is trained by Homer Hochstetler for owners Robert Buddig, Connie Hochstetler, and Allen Schwartz, went first over just before the three-quarter mark.  Only ...
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Odds On Lauderdale wins G Notes final

on 08/03/2019 6:29 AM
Odds On Lauderdale continued his resurgence from an early-season slump by taking the Dash For The G Notes final at the Meadowlands Friday night.   The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Worldly Deo, who started the year just two for his first 11, was third at the rail to the half before moving first-over after leader Dragonology with an authoritative brush, grabbed the lead on the far...
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Merga Hanover makes NYSS her third win

on 08/02/2019 10:37 PM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night (Aug. 2nd) hosted the $153,900 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies. A trio of $51,300 races comprised the event.   The first division saw Racine Bell (Jason Bartlett, $5.80), as the lone leaver make her five rivals pay (:29, :59.2, 1:28.1, career-best 1:56.1). From post position No. 5, Racine Bell opened three lengths in ...
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RFL's Lord Command Plainridge winner

on 08/02/2019 10:08 PM
The Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) are still about two months away, but horses eligible to the $1.8 million (est.) series are already preparing to compete in that stake in competition at many tracks. At Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon a pair of 3-year-olds, one on each gait,  moved one step closer to being ready after adding solid wins in their respective races.    RFL&rsq...
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Baron Remy rallies for Philly score

on 08/02/2019 10:04 PM
The Yankee Cruiser mare Baron Remy, who had equaled a world record at Northfield Park two starts ago, came to Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon and promptly took the $18,000 featured pace in 1:51. Come-from-behind horses had not been fairing well at Philly this week, but driver Brian Sears, seeing many horses out for early spots, had Baron Remy, who drew the outside of the eight...
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Proposition bets for Hambletonian

on 08/02/2019 4:27 PM
East Rutherford, NJ -  FanDuel Sportsbook, sports wagering provider at The Meadowlands Racetrack, has fashioned a list of proposition bets for your wagering pleasure on tomorrow's Hambletonian.   They range from the likelihood of trainer Marcus Melander converting one of his four entrants into his first Hambo win to the possibility of Meadowlands' leading dri...
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Buter has Hambo drive with Mr. VIcktor

on 08/02/2019 4:25 PM
Tyler Buter doesn’t know if his horse can win the Hambletonian, but he knows darn well that he deserves the opportunity to try. Buter will be driving Mr Vicktor out of the five hole in the first elimination Saturday, and he is certain the horse belongs in the field of outstanding competitors. “I thought so early on in the year,” Buter said. “They sold him to (traine...
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Real Housewife Dalton has Hambo horse

on 08/02/2019 4:21 PM
David Miller may not be driving one of the more well-known horses in Saturday’s (Aug. 3) Hambletonian at The Meadowlands, but he will be driving for one of the more high-profile owners in the race. Miller will be in the sulky behind Reign Of Honor, who has two wins in 21 lifetime races along with four seconds and three thirds. He has won a total of $294,550. This year, Reign Of Honor ha...
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Live Hambo Day streaming free

on 08/02/2019 8:35 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will provide free live high-definition streaming of the entire Hambletonian Day card on Saturday, August 3 courtesy of Roberts Television Network (rtn.tv).   Post time for the 16-race card headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks is 12:00 p.m.    The live stream will be available at http://www.thebigm.c...
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2FT Love A Good Story still perfect in NYSS

on 08/02/2019 7:11 AM
Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) remained unbeaten after winning the $53,000 first division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday. Charlotte Chaplin (Howard Parker) led to a first quarter of :29.1.  Love A Good Story ($5.20) took the lead at the top of the back stretch and led to the half in :59.4.  Reba Blue Chip (Ver...
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Sweet win at Plainridge for Little Honeybadger

on 08/01/2019 10:32 PM
 Last week Little Honeybadger wired the field and won in a lifetime mark. This week, it was Deja Vu all over again as the mare went gate to wire in her fastest lifetime clocking in the $10,000 feature conditioned pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Little Honeybadger (Nick Graffam) left from post six and went right to the front. She proceeded to cut comfortable fract...
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All Champy scores in Philly trot feature

on 08/01/2019 8:21 PM
All Champy and driver Dexter Dunn adjusted to a speed-favoring bias on Thursday (Aug. 1) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, ranging up to the lead off the first turn and going on to a 1:54.1 triumph in the $18,000 featured trot. All Champy was in top racing shape for trainer William Wyatt and owners Howard and Joshua Kaufman, fending off a long uncovered bid up the backstretch from Majestic ...
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Little Honeybadger wins again at Plainridge

on 08/01/2019 8:18 PM
Last week Little Honeybadger wired the field and won in a lifetime mark. This week, it was Deja Vu all over again as the mare went gate to wire in her fastest lifetime clocking in the $10,000 feature conditioned pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 1).   Little Honeybadger (Nick Graffam) left from post six and went right to the front. She proceeded to cut comfortable fraction...
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Big Hambletonian Preview now available

on 08/01/2019 4:02 PM
It’s Hambletonian time and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the information you need about the world’s most famous race for trotters and the entire Saturday, Aug. 3 race card at the Meadowlands.   Trainer Marcus Melander brings four into the Hambletonian, including pre-race favorite Greenshoe and undefeated Gimpanzee. Melander and owner Anders Strom b...
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