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Artful Dancer leads Ohio SS 2FP In 1:52.2

on 07/20/2019 7:15 AM
Five Ohio Sires Stakes proved as hot as the weather on Friday night, July 19 with impressive performances and a new track record in the books at Scioto Downs.   A trio of $40,000 contests for 2-year-old pacing fillies and two $50,000 trials for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings were held as temperatures continued to stagger in the low 90’s.   The Steve Carter-tra...
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Gimpanzee 1:52.4 winner in NYSS

on 07/20/2019 7:13 AM
Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) captured the $59,800 first division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting colts & geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 19). Gimapanzee ($2.10) hit the first quarter in :28.1.  Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter) followed in the pocket the whole trip.  Gimapanzee hit the half in :56.2.  Cruised to three-quarters in 1:24.3 and th...
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Baron Remy's 1:50.3 at Nfld equals world mark

on 07/20/2019 7:12 AM
Baron Remy excelled in Friday’s (July 19) sweltering heat to score in 1:50.3, equaling the track and world record for 4-year-old pacing mares in Northfield Park’s ninth race. The Ron Burke trainee bested six rivals in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open to match the record set by both Lakeisha Hall (Matt Kakaley, 2017) and Bye Bye Felicia (Aaron Merriman, 2018). Baron Remy and d...
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Sylph Hanover captures Nadia Lobell

on 07/20/2019 7:10 AM
Sylph Hanover and driver Sam Widger saved their best for last as they stormed home a winner in the featured event of the evening, the $150,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 19.   Scoring in 1:50.2, Sylph Hanover rallied from well off the pace to make her Hoosier Park debut a winning and establi...
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Alagna 2YOs star in Kindergarten

on 07/20/2019 7:08 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna was on target at the Meadowlands Friday night, scoring three times in the second leg of the Kindergarten Classic series for 2-year-olds.   Ramona Hill got things going for Alagna in the second race filly trot. The daughter of Muscle Hill-Lock Down Lindy led at every call on the way to an easy 4¾-length score over Jula Beauty Am in 1:54.1, giving her two wins...
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Feelin' Red Hot scores for Burke at YR

on 07/19/2019 9:56 PM
Favored Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan $5.80) gave nothing else a shot Friday night (July 19th), easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.     As she did a week ago, Feelin’ Red Hot went up and over her inside foes. In this case, that was all six of ‘em, as assigned eight-holer Betterb Chevron N came up ill.  ...
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First races in the books at Silver Springs Ranch

on 07/19/2019 9:54 PM
The first new home to harness racing in Pennsylvania in thirteen years, and the first new fair harness venue in seventeen years, came to life in spectacular fashion on Thursday and Friday, as Silver Springs Ranch, a training facility located approximately a half-hour northwest of The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, applied for a 2-day Fair Sire Stakes meet this year, was granted it, and then conduc...
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Lougazi takes Buffalo Open Trot

on 07/19/2019 9:14 PM
"He may not win every time but I know he's going to empty his tank and give it his all," driver Ray Fisher Jr. said after Lougazi went from last to first again to capture the $13,000 Class A-Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (July 19).   Lougazi had plenty of fire power as he covered the mile in a seasonal best 1:57.4 over the good track, beating Majestic Kat ...
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Mambo Lindy posts second straight win

on 07/19/2019 9:09 PM
Mambo Lindy braved a tough first-over trip to win the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot in workmanlike fashion at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (July 19).   Driver Drew Monti left with Mambo Lindy from post six and dropped in third behind Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) and Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray), who led the group to the quarter in :27. As the race progressed...
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Sister Sledge wins again in PASS action

on 07/19/2019 7:11 PM
Trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras each had three wins in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes second preliminary round action for two-year-old trotting fillies Friday afternoon on a hot day at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with the pair combining twice, including with the fastest divisional winner, Sister Sledge. The Father Patrick – Behindclosedoors miss Sister Sledge won a Sire Stakes i...
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Saturday first posts moved one hour later

on 07/19/2019 4:27 PM
Given the forecast for excessive heat, Saratoga Raceway track officials and representatives of the New York State Gaming Commission have moved post time from 7:05pm to 8:05pm for the Saturday, July 20, card that features the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Memorial Pace. Yonkers Raceway has also moved its post time to 7:50 pm, one hour later than usual and the Meadowlands moved its post time t...
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Deadlines for SBOANJ rebates

on 07/19/2019 2:41 PM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) would like to remind everyone that a W9 must be on file in order to receive rebates administered by the SBOANJ. These include breeders awards, stallion rebates and mare resident rebates.   If you submitted an application last year for the stallion rebate, you must supply proof of stud fee payment to the SBOANJ offic...
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Tips for cooling your horse in hot weather

on 07/19/2019 2:27 PM
To some it may seem basic education, but with this week's heat wave throughout much of the country, it's important to remember the keys to keeping your horse safe when exercising or competing during hot weather.   Professor Michael Lindinger, animal and exercise physiologist with the University of Guelph in Ontario, has the following recommendations:   “You...
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Meadows takes measures for heatwave

on 07/19/2019 1:52 PM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) has announced that additional measures are being taken to deal with the expected heat index in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, the day eliminations will be held for the Adios.   "We're bringing in additional fans, including two large circulatory fans, and we'll have extra hoses for more access to water throughout the pado...
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More heat cancellations announced

on 07/19/2019 1:20 PM
As a result of extreme heat forecasted for the Philadelphia area this weekend, the races carded for Sunday, July 21, at Harrah's Philadelphia have been rescheduled for Monday (July 22). Scarborough Downs and Ocean Downs have also announced cancellations due to heat. Post time for the rescheduled Harrah's Philadelphia program will be 12:25 p.m. Eastern. Horsemen are advised t...
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Cantab Fashion trying to get back to top form

on 07/19/2019 11:31 AM
No 2-year-old trotter was faster than Cantab Fashion last season, but it’s been a slow trek back to action for trainer Jim Campbell’s colt. Cantab Fashion will make his 2019 debut Saturday (July 20) in the first of two $50,450 divisions of the Tompkins-Geers Stakes at The Meadowlands, where his performance will help determine whether he can be ready for the sport’s premier ...
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Former MLBer Napoli looking for first harness win

on 07/19/2019 10:13 AM
Mike Napoli hit 267 home runs during his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, has 28 victories as a Thoroughbred racehorse owner, and now the 37-year-old is chasing his first win as a Standardbred owner in the claiming ranks at Yonkers Raceway.   A first baseman and catcher during a 12-year MLB run that included stints playing for the Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, ...
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Local trainer Parker has 2 shots in Adios

on 07/19/2019 9:36 AM
With its rich purse and tradition, the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows usually attracts a mix of top national performers and emerging local hopefuls. Such is the case with the 53rd edition of the Adios this year. The 26-horse field loaded with prominent talent includes two locally connected contenders, Wild Wild Western and Volley Ball Beach, each trained by The Meadows-b...
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Bright Eyes M stars in Ontario Gold

on 07/19/2019 7:54 AM
Fillies of both the pacing and trotting persuasion invaded Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday night for six Grassroots and two Gold Series divisions and sophomore trotting filly Bright Eyes M delivered a standout performance in the first $105,600 Gold contest, romping to a four length victory in 1:53. Sent off as the heavy favourites, regular reinsman Stephen Byron and Bright Eyes M went straig...
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Kikimora's 1:58.1 fastest in Ohio SS 2FT

on 07/19/2019 7:51 AM
Ohio Sires Stakes 2-year-old trotting fillies took center stage on a balmy and humid Thursday event at Scioto Downs, with a quartet of $40,000 divisions featured in round two action.   Kikimora—whose name means “a witch who leaves wet footprints in the kitchen—scored the first OSS division triumph in 1:58.1 as the 8-5 choice with Aaron Merriman at the lines.  Tr...
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