Pollack looking forward to Wisdom Tree's '19 debut

on 05/21/2019 10:09 AM
When it comes to reasons for admiring a horse, Wisdom Tree checks all the boxes for Tom Pollack. “She is one of my favorites,” said Pollack, who owns the 4-year-old mare pacer with trainer Jeff Cullipher. “She can race on any sized track, she is handy, she is tough, and she is fast. She is one of those horses that does everything right. It’s hard to not love her.” ...
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Ohio horseman David Ritter, 73, dies

on 05/21/2019 10:08 AM
Ohio horseman David K. Ritter, 73, died on May 18 in Palmetto, Fla.   Mr. Ritter was a second generation horseman born in Piqua, Ohio. He was the son of Admiral and Gladys Ritter, He raced horses for more than 25 years at Ohio racetracks and fair circuits. Some of his most notable horses were Rusty Knight, Lusty Time, Super Crab and Fleet Countess. He trained his stable at t...
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Mach Doro A captures Plainridge open

on 05/21/2019 8:32 AM
On Monday afternoon Mach Doro A asserted his dominance for the second week in a row and overpowered a full field of nine top pacers as he took the $16,000 Open Handicap pace at Plainridge Park.   Avatartist (Mark Eaton) left from post nine and seated the whole field as he sped to the quarter in :25.4 over the sloppy track. As the race passed in front of the stands, J JS Delivery...
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Miss Versatility leg to Emoticon Hanover

on 05/20/2019 9:10 PM
Emoticon Hanover scored a comfortable 1:54 victory in Monday evening’s $52,800 opening leg of the Miss Versatility Series for trotting mares at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The two-time Breeders Crown champion and driver Daniel Dube got away second in a compact field of five and made a second-quarter circle to the lead from the two-hole. The Luc Blais trainee proceeded to post a :28....
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Slick Tony repeats in Harrington Open

on 05/20/2019 8:07 PM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($6.80, Russell Foster) was a repeat winner Monday in the featured $16,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.4. The win looked like an instant replay from his win on May 13 as he once again battled first-over against leader Blazing Bobby Sox and used a steady and sustained charge to clear the lead and draw away from his rivals late for owner/trainer L...
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Tony Hall wins six of 13 at Meadows

on 05/20/2019 7:59 PM
Tony Hall collected six wins on the 13-race card while Party At The Banks captured the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot against the boys in Monday’s (May 20) action at The Meadows. Hall’s victories came for six different trainers: Randy Bendis, William Daugherty Jr., Rich Gillock, Cory Kreiser, Marcus Marashian and Dirk Simpson. Party At The Banks endured a rough start, as she was ...
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Draw set for $300,000 Rooney final

on 05/20/2019 7:44 PM
Air Force Hanover, who won the faster of last weekend’s two elimination races, finds himself stuck behind the eight-ball for Yonkers Raceway’s 29th Art Rooney Pace. The $300,000 event, for 3-year-old colts and geldings, goes as Saturday night’s (May 25) 10th race, with the dozen-race card offering its usual first post of 6:50 p.m. Air Force Hanover, despite going the dist...
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American breds in Elitlopp field

on 05/20/2019 9:12 AM
The field is set for Sweden's famed Elitlopp, set for Sunday, May 26, at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm. There are 16 trotters from six different countries drawn into two eliminations; the first four finishers will advance to the final. The distance for the race is one mile, and the winner of final heat is the Elitlopp champion. Last year's Elitlopp champion, the Jerry Rio...
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3CT Southwind Avenger fastest in Ont. SS

on 05/20/2019 8:41 AM
A few raindrops did not put a damper on the 2019 Ontario Sires Stakes season opener Sunday, as the province’s top three-year-old colts impressed fans gathered at Flamboro Downs for the Confederation Cup program. Both the trotting and pacing colts opened their sophomore season Sunday, with the trotters competing in a trio of Gold Series divisions and the pacers dueling in five Grassroots...
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Done Well wins 41st Confederation Cup

on 05/19/2019 11:42 PM
Elimination winner Done Well topped his performance a week ago with a 1:50.2 gate-to-wire score in the $188,500 41st edition of the Confederation Cup on Sunday at Flamboro Downs. A four-horse charge led the field into the first turn, with Dorsoduro Hanover yielding position from post one to Jimmy Freight while Done Well hustled towards the lead and Rockin Speed took back for a pocket. Ji...
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Captain Crunch returns with 1:49.1 PASS win

on 05/19/2019 11:32 PM
Captain Crunch, last year’s 2-year-old champion, had people asking “What’s he going to do when he gets tighter?” after taking his 2019 debut by an effortless 1¾ lengths in a division of the second preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts Sunday at Mohegan Sun Pocono, negotiating a sloppy track in an amazing 1:49.1, last quarter ...
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Bobs Hope wins fifth Saratoga Open

on 05/19/2019 8:45 PM
Driver Jay Randall is having another terrific year at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The veteran reinsman sits third in the local driver standings at the conclusion of this week’s action.   Heading into Sunday’s card, Randall had a difficult choice to make. He was listed as the driver for both Ulster (Glidemaster) and Bobs Hope (Donato Hanover) in the afternoon’s $15,000 Open ...
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Deetzy takes Tioga Open Pace

on 05/19/2019 8:43 PM
Deetzy (Shawn Gray) glided to an easy win in the Tioga Downs Open Handicap Pace ($12,000) on Sunday (May 19). Americanprimetime (Mike Merton) grabbed the lead just before hitting the first quarter mark in :26.2.  The lead was short lived as Deetzy ($4.10) took over as the lead as they went by the stands for the first time.  Deetzy led to the half in :54.1.&n...
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Homicide Hunter scores in Philly

on 05/19/2019 8:41 PM
Despite being strung out early by rival Top Flight Angel, Crawford Farms Racing's Homicide Hunter ($4.40) had enough energy to fend off a late charge from All Champy in Great Northeast Open Series action on Sunday afternoon (May 19) at Harrah's Philadelphia, taking the day's featured $30,000 trot in 1:52.4. In their first meeting since the 2018 Breeders Crown, Homicide Hunter (Yanni...
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Birthday boy Dobson wins Saratoga feature

on 05/19/2019 7:57 AM
In A Single Bound (Roll With Joe) won his first local Open Pace last month at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Monica Krist trainee has become a staple in the feature ever since. On Saturday night, the 5-year-old started from post position one and wound up getting a pocket trip behind Mar Nien A (Greg Merton), the race’s other 8-5 co-favorite.   After checking in at three-quar...
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Svanstedt sweeps Graduate splits; Atlanta scratched

on 05/19/2019 7:10 AM
 If excelling with trotters was a course one could take in school, there’s little doubt Ake Svanstedt would get straight A’s.  Saturday night at the Meadowlands, Svanstedt – serving as both trainer and driver – won both divisions of the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-olds on the trot with Six Pack and Muscle M Up.   In the first d...
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Air Force Hanover, Bettor’s Wish win Rooney elims

on 05/19/2019 7:05 AM
There were lacking in quantity, but there was some quality to be found Saturday night during the eliminations for winning Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney and Lismore Paces. The 29th Rooney began with two, six-horse $40,000 elims for the 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Odds-on Air Force Hanover (Dave  Miller, $2.20) won the first elimination, though with few style...
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Rodeo Rock’s 1:49 win fastest at Pocono in ‘19

on 05/19/2019 7:00 AM
Rodeo Rock posted the fastest clocking of the year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1:49, in winning a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series for open pacers on Saturday night. The altered son of Rock N Roll Heaven got away midpack in a field of seven as Tiger Thompson N, winning of the GNOS divisional leg at Philly last week, took the early lead via a :26.2 opener. With the leader applying t...
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HOY McWicked returns in style with Mohawk win

on 05/18/2019 11:14 PM
The SBOA Stakes finals and a season debut victory by McWicked highlighted a busy Fireworks and Family Fun Night on Saturday  at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Reigning Horse of the Year McWicked made a statement in his season debut by winning the $34,000 Preferred in 1:49.4. The Casie Coleman trainee came first-up for driver Louis Philippe Roy on the far turn from mid-pack and used...
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Millies Possesion keeps on rolling in PASS

on 05/18/2019 6:30 PM
Four divisions of the Meadow Bright for 3-year-old PASS trotting fillies were the feature races on the 14-race Meadows Saturday afternoon card. Each division carried a purse of $42,600 with three prohibitive favorites going down to defeat. The winners were Firedbylindie, Jazzy Fashion, Millies Possession and Antonia. Firedbylindie started off the upsets winning the first division in 1:54 for Ma...
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