Hambletonian broadcast live on CBS Sports Network

on 08/01/2019 2:37 PM
CBS Sports Network will present a 90-minute telecast of the $1 million Hambletonian, live from the Meadowlands Racetrack, on Sat., Aug. 3, from 4-5:30 p.m. (EDT). The Hambletonian is the first and most prestigious leg of the Trotting Triple Crown.   The broadcast will re-air Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8:30 a.m.   CBS Sports Network has been the broadcast home of the Hamble...
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Wager now in last Hambletonian Future pool

on 08/01/2019 1:25 PM
The final Future Wager on the 94th edition of the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands opened its fourth and final pool Thursday at 11 a.m. The pool will remain open until Saturday, Aug. 3 at post time of the first elimination and/or heat of the Hambletonian scheduled for Race 8 with a post-time of 2:55 p.m. (EDT).   A winning ticket pays the closing odds in the pool before the f...
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Hambletonian day card offers betting opportunities

on 08/01/2019 11:17 AM
Harness racing’s greatest day will offer some of its best wagering opportunities on Saturday when the $1 million, 94th edition of the Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters serves as the marquee event on a 16-race star-studded, stakes-laden extravaganza that gets underway at a special early post time of noon. “If you are hosting the greatest program in harness racing, it h...
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Haughton starter named for “Real Cool” Sam McKee

on 08/01/2019 11:13 AM
When owner Jules Siegel gets ready to watch his horses race at The Meadowlands, he often can be found pacing the track’s apron, isolated from friends and fans, walking off his nerves. One day as Siegel went through this routine, a man approached him and asked what he was doing.   “I said I’m pacing, hoping that the horse is going to win today,” Siegel recalled....
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Bates doubles up in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/01/2019 8:30 AM
Freshman pacing fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday in four $36,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action. Heavy favorites Foxy Rigger and Grace Rocks played their part in delivering in their divisions, but it was driver Brandon Bates who came home with the most stakes wins of the night with winning...
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Clouser, Morrill sweep distaff features at Batavia

on 07/31/2019 8:39 PM
It was a total team effort in the top tier races at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (July 31) as horses trained by Jim Clouser Jr., driven by Jim Morrill Jr. and owned by Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi won both fillies and mares Opens in coast to coast fashion.     It's been nine weeks since Miss Mary Mach cut the mile in a race, but it finally happened again and produced the sa...
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Favorites prevail in NYSS 3FP splits

on 07/31/2019 8:40 AM
Three-year-old pacing fillies were featured as part of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) action on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. There were two divisions for the state’s top sophomore fillies that went for purses of $90,050 and $88,450 on the 14-race card and the favorites thrived. Zero Tolerance (Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar-Artiscape) continued her dominance in the Sires...
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Freshman trotters vie in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 07/31/2019 8:36 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, featuring the freshman trotters with two $65,000 divisions for the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings and three $44,500 divisions for the 2-year-old trotting fillies. While favorites primarily delivered in performances from Tj’s Top Pick, Givemeonemoretry and May Baby, the night al...
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Captain Morgan navigates sloppy track for win

on 07/30/2019 8:45 PM
 A passing storm cell which twice delayed the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono resulted in a sloppy track by the time the card’s features, a pair of $15,000 trots, went to post. In one trot headliner, the Cantab Hall four-year-old stallion Captain Morgan fulfilled the intermittent promise he had shown in just 11 starts at two and three combined, winning wire-to-...
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Millies Possesion 9-5 Oaks favorite

on 07/30/2019 4:29 PM
Millies Possesion looks to stay perfect in what will be her ninth lifetime start Saturday afternoon after being installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands. The daughter of Possess The Will-Fashion Athena drew post position 2 for the $500,000 event at Tuesday afternoon’s post draw at the Big M. “I think ...
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Fields set for Hambletonian eliminations

on 07/30/2019 3:43 PM
Sixteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday’s 94th Hambletonian Stakes at The Meadowlands, requiring two eight-horse eliminations to reduce the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that afternoon. Gimpanzee is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the first elimination and Greenshoe is the 4-5 favorite in the second. The draws for the Hambletonian and companion Hambletonian Oaks, whic...
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Fields set for Grand River's Industry Day Battles

on 07/30/2019 9:55 AM
Despite uncertain weather looming over the Elora, Ont. oval, the talent was certain and impressive from freshman colts and fillies aiming for a spot in the $239,000 Battle of Waterloo and the $157,500 Battle of the Belles finals to be contested next Monday, Aug. 5, during Grand River Raceway’s 29th Industry Day event. Thirteen of the nation’s finest 2-year-old colts battled for a ...
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Special "Atlanta" label Hambletonian wine available

on 07/30/2019 9:31 AM
In celebration of the 94th edition of America's greatest harness race, the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack and Tomasello Winery have again teamed up to provide fans and guests with two special limited edition wine selections. The $1 million Hambletonian will be raced Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3 as the finale to the championship meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Post time...
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Yonkers racing secretary Steve Starr retires

on 07/30/2019 8:52 AM
Longtime Yonkers Raceway racing secretary Steve Starr is retiring, effective Wednesday, July 31. Starr has been putting together Yonkers' races since early 1976 after serving an apprenticeship under both Ed Parker and Richard O’Donnell. Of course, at that time, New York-area racing alternated, with three-month stays at Roosevelt Raceway and Yonkers.   Before leaving and turn...
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Mach Doro A scores again at Plainridge

on 07/30/2019 7:51 AM
Coming off a lifetime mark last week, Mach Doro A (Ron Cushing) bounced right back in seven days to win again in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (July 29). Having been assigned post nine, Cushing floated Mach Doro A off the gate and unhurriedly made his way to the front past the quarter in :26.2. The son of Mach Three then snapped off the next two quar...
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Capt Midnight, Allywag Hanover win Dream Maker leg

on 07/30/2019 7:44 AM
Capt Midnight and Allywag Hanover made it a first-round sweep of the Dream Maker Series for sire Captaintreacherous on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A group of 16 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into a pair of $15,000 divisions.   Capt Midnight delivered a :26.2 final-quarter to reach up just in time to defeat stablemate Captain Nemo by a head in the ope...
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Quincy Blue Chip takes NYSS

on 07/29/2019 7:07 PM
Racing for the largest single purse since 20017, Monticello Raceway had one division of NY Sire Stakes racing for a purse of $118,800, and seven divisions of Excelsior races.   Jim Morrill Jr. had just driven Market Bre to victory in the second race, and after the winner circle presentation Morrill said, “I’ll be back in an hour for the that Sire Stake blank...
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Hambletonian post draw live Tuesday on social media

on 07/29/2019 11:39 AM
The entries, post positions and harness racing morning line odds will be revealed for the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands during a live post position draw on Tuesday, July 30 beginning at 2 p.m.    The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page and YouTube channel. Fans should be sure to "Like"...
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Say You Do wins sixth straight at Pocono

on 07/29/2019 8:40 AM
Using a tactic proven successful earlier over a surface turned sloppy midcard, Say You Do was sent to the lead early in the race by driver Tyler Buter and went on to notch sixth consecutive victory, winning the $21,500 featured trot Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:54.3. Say You Do settled for the pocket early as Winning Shadow pressed on to command, then was underway nea...
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Groovy Joe remains undefeated in NYSS

on 07/29/2019 8:38 AM
As three $34,866 divisions of 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Sunday with Groovy Joe putting in the fastest performance of the day allowing him to remain undefeated.   Sandy’s Bolt (Jim Morrill Jr.) started from post one and led the majority of the race with Groovy Joe (Matt Kakaley) sitting in the g...
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