Adonis Bay rebounds to take Buffalo open pace

on 07/13/2019 9:51 PM
After a pair of disappointing setbacks, Adonis Bay returned to his winning ways by capturing the $13,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (July 13).   Reverting back to his successful style of racing, that being on the front end, Adonis Bay posted fractions of :28.1, :57.2 and 1:26.2 in covering the mile in 1:55. He beat Black Is Back (David McNeight III) by 3/4 lengths whil...
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Greenshoe rebounds, Swandre The Giant upsets in Dancer

on 07/13/2019 9:49 PM
Greenshoe rebounded from his first loss of the season with a commanding 1:50.1 win in the second of Saturday's (July 13) two $153,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial divisions for 3-year-old male trotters at The Meadowlands, defeating Pilot Discretion by 3-3/4 lengths to stamp himself as the favorite for the Aug. 3 Hambletonian. Super Schissel was third, another eight lengths back.   Th...
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Meadows' Saturday card featured unofficial Adios auditions

on 07/13/2019 9:18 PM
Saturday's card at The Meadows featured unofficial auditions for three hopefuls for the $400,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, and the results were mixed. Two likely are in, but the third definitely will miss the prestigious event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   When the entry box is opened Tuesday morning for the July 20 Adios eliminations, one name that...
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Evident Beauty strong in Del Miller Memorial

on 07/13/2019 9:10 PM
Heavy public choice Evident Beauty marched to the front for driver David Miller and never looked back, scoring in the first of two $124,000 divisions of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands on Saturday night (July 13). The New Jersey-bred daughter of Trixton stopped the timer in 1:52.3, equaling her lifetime best. Evident Beauty, trained by Richard &qu...
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Prominent owners move horses from Dowse

on 07/13/2019 12:54 PM has learned two prominent Standardbred owners have taken horses from trainer Gareth Dowse following an incident at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday night.   Ray Schnittker won a PA All Stars on Monday night with Can’t Say No and when he went into the winner’s circle he was bombarded by obscenities by horseman Josh Marks. Marks followed it up...
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Horseman Claude Richards, 60, dies

on 07/13/2019 12:52 PM
Claude Richards, 60, died on July 9. Richards began his career as a horseman at 15. He won his first drive on this 21st birthday on the roan horse, Bold Emperor, Goshen, NY. That experience hooked him on the sport. Mr. Richards learned from some of the best in harness racing such as: George Sholty, Eldon Harner, Archie Niles, Marcel Dostie, Gary Lewis, and other great trainers. His favorite ho...
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Florida mainstay Ron Jellis, 78, dies

on 07/13/2019 12:48 PM
Ron Jellis passed away on July 6, while vacationing with his family in Sanibel Island, Fla. He was 78. He suffered a massive heart attack while he accompanied his wife Donna for a walk in the calm and peaceful waters of Sanibel. Mr. Jellis was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and little did the world know what kind of an impact he would end up leaving on everybody who was luck...
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More baby race winners at Meadowlands

on 07/13/2019 12:45 PM
Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace day edition began at 10am on a prefect morning with a fast track, minimal wind and the temperature at 75f.  Crucial opened the day with another win, her second in as many attempts in 1:57.3 / 28.2 in hand to Yannick Gingras. The Father Patrick filly took over as the approached the half in a minute, rated the turn then sprin...
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Villiam, Fortune Starlet score in NJSS Finals

on 07/13/2019 8:23 AM
It was a case of long and short at the Meadowlands in a pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals Friday night, as Villiam scored at 85-1 in the 2-year-old colt and gelding pace while 3-5 shot Fortune Starlet dominated in the 2-year-old filly trot.   Villiam, a gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven-Village Mirage, had plenty of action unfold in front of him as the top three horses in the wagerin...
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2YO trotters compete in Ohio Sire Stakes at Northfield

on 07/12/2019 11:52 PM
A quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting youngsters fired up the Northfield Park crowd on a lovely cool and mildly breezy Friday evening, July 12.   Expect The Sweep, the 5-2 choice, took the first OSS division with a 1:57.2 front-stepping performance with Aaron Merriman steering the brown gelding.  Owned by Beaver, Fleming, Yoder and Zeehandelar, the son of...
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Gold Star Mysti wins Tioga Downs feature

on 07/12/2019 10:35 PM
Gold Star Mysti (Corey Braden) takes the $11,000 featured fillies and mares pace at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 12). The big favorite Shebang N (Wally Hennessey) laid down all the early fractions (:26.0, :57.0, 1:24.3). Gold Star Mysti, who is owned by Gold Star Farm and trained by John Hallett, followed in the pocket for the whole trip.  As they reached the stretch she slipped t...
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Majestic Fire captures Vernon Downs feature

on 07/12/2019 10:33 PM
Majestic Fire (Dan Daley) wins the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (July 12). Waiting On A Woman (John MacDonald) led to the first quarter in :27.4.  First Call (Homer Hochstetler) controlled the way going to the half in :57.2.  Waiting ON A Woman came flying by and took a four and a half lengths lead and hit the three-quarter mark first in 1:25.0.  He ...
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Betterb Chevron N wins Yonkers 46G distaff

on 07/12/2019 10:31 PM
Odds-on favorite Betterb Chevron N (Jordan Stratton, $3.50) set well off some scorched-earth fractions of Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan) Friday night (July 12th), then rolled by that rival in winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.    Feelin’ Red Hot vaulted up and over her seven inside rivals, making an immediate lead while hangin...
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Lougazi likes results of Buffalo open trot

on 07/12/2019 9:30 PM
The 'fickle' Lougazi ($6.30) found things to his liking at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (July 12) and took the $12,500 Class A-Open Trot by topping Southern Palms by a length in a seasonal best in 1:58.1 over the fast track.   "He's a temperamental horse," winning driver Ray Fisher Jr. said of Lougazi. "If things aren't perfect and to his liking, he&#...
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Rockn Philly wins Friday’s feature at Philly

on 07/12/2019 5:45 PM
Rockn Philly, straight off a victory in the Lynch Consolation at Pocono, won as the heavy favorite in the $17,000 featured distaff pace on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but she had to be sharp in the stretch to wear down pacesetting Lyons Hedgeabet in 1:51.2. The victorious sophomore daughter of A Rocknroll Dance was away second for the meet's leading driver, Tim Tetrick,...
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Barbera trio seeks Meadowlands Pace crown

on 07/12/2019 2:04 PM
When Joe Barbera’s father saw a friend that knew nothing about horses end up as a partner on 1974 Cane Pace winner Boyden Hanover, he told his sons, “If he could do good, we could do good with a horse.”   The comment launched Barbera’s career as an owner himself.   “That’s when I claimed my first horse,” the 75-year-old Barbera said...
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All Champy picks up seventh victory of '19

on 07/12/2019 8:43 AM
Over a track that has not been kind to closers lately, the $14,500 featured trot on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia narrowed down to a pair of stretch chargers, Rock Of Cashel and All Champy, with the latter getting up in the final strides by a neck in 1:53.3. Rock Of Cashel (driver David Miller) was second-over and All Champy (Dexter Dunn) third-over behind first-up Casa Pa...
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Rosiemunn wins again at Vernon

on 07/12/2019 8:35 AM
Rosiemunn (Howard Parker) captured the $6,000 featured fillies and mares pace at Vernon Downs on Thursday (July 11). Rosiemunn ($6.10) took the lead to a first quarter of :27.2.  Beyonces Rockn (Jennifer Lappe) followed in the pocket second with Unusual Clarity (Joe Nassimos) was next in third.  Rosiemunn continued to carve out the fractions as she was first to the half in :58.1 and...
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2TF Warrawee Vicky fast Ontario winner

on 07/12/2019 8:32 AM
Rounding out the string of two-year-old season openers at Woodbine Mohawk Park in recent weeks, the trotting fillies kicked off their Gold Series campaign on Thursday evening in a trio of divisions. After two victories in overnight action at the Campbellville oval, Warrawee Vicky was the heavy favorite in the first $73,867 division and the youngster did not disappoint, cruising to a three and...
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Burke doubles up in Indiana SS 2CP

on 07/12/2019 8:31 AM
It was a good night of racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for trainer Ron Burke on Thursday, July 11, as he picked up half of the Indiana Sires Stakes wins for two-year-old pacing colts & geldings.   Four $36,500 divisions for freshmen pacing colts & geldings highlighted the evening’s 14-race card as they opened up their first round of stakes actio...
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