Velocity Rukkus, Tattoo Artist win Gold

on 07/16/2019 8:25 AM
Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing colts stepped up their game at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening as both Gold Series divisions were clocked in 1:52.1, a full second faster than the quickest split in the Gold Series opener nine days ago. Velocity Rukkus captured the first $108,000 division with an impressive late rush that saw him reel in pacesetter Denali Seelster in the stretch ...
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Rock Diamonds N takes Plainridge feature

on 07/15/2019 9:29 PM
Yonkers Raceway regular Rock Diamonds N brought his “A” game to Plainridge Park on Monday (July 15) and dominated the field in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap en route to scoring the fastest win of his short North American career.   Driver Ron Cushing floated Rock Diamonds N on the outside during a brisk :26.1 first quarter cut by Class Six (Drew Campbell) before motoring up t...
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Savini 1:56.4 winner in PA Stallion Series

on 07/15/2019 8:54 PM
Savini grabbed the lead before the quarter and kept right on rolling, scoring his maiden victory in a stake-record 1:56.4 in Monday’s $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over four divisions, with Town Victor, Bargain Bob and Libero Hanover taking the other splits.   Once Savini hit the poi...
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Noble Prize overcomes first-over trip to win

on 07/15/2019 8:50 PM
The Kadabra gelding Noble Prize overcame the tough first-over journey for the second straight week, winning the $14,000 claiming handicap trotting feature on the Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. After a forward tuck early, Noble Prize started his uncovered move for driver George Napolitano Jr. on favored High Blue at the half, battling that one down the backstretch, th...
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Meghan Lynn, Sulky Queen win NYSS

on 07/15/2019 5:17 PM
Meghan Lynn and Sulky Queen took home their respective divisions of New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on Monday, July 15.  Meghan Lynn was content to sit in fourth for the entire mile, as DD Delicious cut the mile, 27.1,57,1:26.1 just before the ¾ pole Meghan Lynn moved off the rail to swoop the field in a flash, in the paddock turn she made...
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Last NA foal of Somebeach born at Hanover

on 07/15/2019 3:16 PM
On Friday night, July 12, the last North American foal by the immortal Somebeachsomewhere was born at Hanover Shoe Farms. The bay filly with no white markings is the first foal out of the Shadow Play mare Tessa Seelster p, 1:50 ($521,648) and was conceived via frozen semen after her sire's death.   Both mare and foal are doing well. The filly will appropriately be named &ldq...
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Quincy Blue Chip sells for $335,000

on 07/15/2019 12:59 PM
New York’s leading 3-year-old trotting filly of 2019, Quincy Blue Chip 3,1:53.2f, sold for $335,000 on Monday afternoon (July 15) at Richard Banca of New York will now campaign the daughter of Chapter Seven, after spirited bidding near the close of the auction. Consigned by Tom Grossman's Blue Chip Bloodstock, Inc., Quincy Blue Chip record her fifth victory of the year on...
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Celebrity Eventsy tops Tattersalls at $95,000

on 07/15/2019 9:33 AM
The Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale was held Sunday, July 14, the day after the Meadowlands Pace, the Meadowlands paddock. Two trotting mares campaigned by Sam Stathis’ Celebrity Farms topped the sale.   A total of 82 horses were sold—48 fewer than last year—for an average price of $25,414. The average was up 4.4 percent from last year’s sale.   Celebr...
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Illinois 2YOs battle in elims for rich finals

on 07/15/2019 8:34 AM
While the older horses were on the track at Hawthorne for the leg two Night of Champions events last weekend, the babies were featured this week.  On Friday night, two-year-old male pacers were the focus in a pair of divisions of the Incredible Finale. The first division had a field of six and was led by RJ Wulfy as he looked for his fourth straight win to open his career.  At ...
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Highland Foxytrotr fastest in Grassroots

on 07/15/2019 8:32 AM
Georgian Downs fans were treated to five divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies competing for a total of $115,400 in their Ontario Sires Stakes debut on Sunday evening. The fastest mile of the five Grassroots divisions was delivered by Highland Foxytrotr, who left smartly from post 1 and never relinquished control. The E L Titan daughter and driver Sylvain Filion fended off Barnum heading...
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Mac's Big Boy's 1:53 leads PA All Stars

on 07/15/2019 8:30 AM
Trainer Ron Burke, who won three of four $30,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars contests for two-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, came back to add two more when four divisions of All-Star freshman male pacers went postward Sunday. Tying for Sunday’s fastest All-Star performer was the Somebeachsomewhere – Michelle’s Jackpot colt Mac’s B...
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Quincy Blue Chip, Stella Jane win NYSS splits

on 07/14/2019 7:18 PM
 Quncy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Stella Jane (Jason Bartlett) each won their division of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday. The two divisions each raced for a purse of $57.600. In the first division Amal Hall (Andy Miller) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :28. Quincy Blue Chip ($4.40) then took over the lead with a ...
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You can call None Better A “Nine Bettor A”

on 07/14/2019 7:14 PM
There were none better than None Bettor A ($2.20), who posted a gritty 1:49.4 victory — his ninth straight — in Sunday afternoon’s $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding and driver Joe Bongiorno had no trouble achieving the lead in the field of five, clearing inside rival The Wall (George ...
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Columbo captures Sheppard 2CP final

on 07/14/2019 12:58 AM
Columbo (Eric Goodell, $6.70), sans the rumpled raincoat, was the fastest frosh Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $120,250 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The race again honored the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms.     From post position No. 4, Columbo had designs on leaving, but was caught wide early as the ...
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Millies Possesion, Evident Beauty win Miller splits

on 07/14/2019 12:53 AM
Heavy public choice Evident Beauty marched to the front for driver David Miller and never looked back, scoring in the $124,000 first division of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.   The New Jersey-bred daughter of Trixton stopped the timer in 1:52.3, equaling her lifetime best.   Evident Beauty, trained by Richard &...
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Stonebridge Soul wire to wire in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2019 12:49 AM
Stonebridge Soul led from start to finish to capture Saturday’s $207,700 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old female pacers by a neck over Tall Drink Hanover in 2:04.2 for 1-1/8 miles at the Meadowlands. Warrawee Ubeaut, the 4-5 favorite, finished third.   Tim Tetrick drove Stonebridge Soul, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of Rock N Soul, for trainer Chris Ryder and owners Hende...
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Lather Up repeats, wins Haughton Memorial

on 07/14/2019 12:45 AM
Lather Up, the fastest horse in the 43-year history of The Meadowlands, captured the $423,000 William R. Haughton Memorial by one length on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   The 4-year-old stallion, trained by Clyde Francis of the George Teague Jr. stable and driven by Montrell Teague, never missed a beat after taking the lead prior to the half mile in :53.1, and stormed home to com...
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Best In Show upsets in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/14/2019 12:40 AM
 What a week for Linda Toscano.   On Sunday evening, the trainer gave a gracious acceptance speech at her induction to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., and on Saturday night, she stood in the winner’s circle after Best In Show pulled a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.   It was the perfect bookend to a seven-day span...
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TJ's Top Pick sets national season's mark at Hoosier Park

on 07/13/2019 11:21 PM
Indiana-sired two-year-old trotters were the featured attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 13 as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by a pair of $65,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the freshmen trotting colts. TJ's Top Pick and Trace Tetrick stole the show after they recorded a national season's record for two-year-old trotting col...
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PA All-Stars contested Saturday at Pocono

on 07/13/2019 11:10 PM
Trainer Ron Burke sent out winners in three of the four $30,000 divisions of Pennsylvania All-Stars competition at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night. Simon Allard drove two of the successful freshman fillies for Burke, including the fastest winner, Shouldabeenatd, whose 1:52.3 winning time was a North American season's record. Allard left with the Sweet Lou – Breakheart...
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