John DeSimone Jr.wins 2,000th career race

on 07/08/2019 8:01 PM
Longtime Monticello Raceway horseman John DeSimone Jr. notched his 2,000th career driving win in the second race at the Catskill oval on Monday afternoon. The milestone win came aboard Get The Look, who scored in 1:59.3. The 9-year-old Cam’s Card Shark mare, also trained by DeSimone, picked up her first win of the season for owner Dr. Joshua Tanis of Tallahassee, Fla. DeSimone, who h...
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Dayson captures Open Trot at The Meadows

on 07/08/2019 7:59 PM
Millionaire Dayson pulled the pocket into the final turn, outkicked Classicality in the lane and captured Monday’s $20,000 Open 1 Trot at The Meadows.   Dayson and Dave Palone were content to release Classicality and Brian Zendt before the quarter, but they were the stronger pair late, clicking off a :27.3 final panel en route to a 2 1/4-length victory over Classicality in ...
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Goshen welcomes new Hall of Famers

on 07/07/2019 10:17 PM
On Sunday, 12 individuals and six equines were inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Six new members — Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Jerry Silverman, Linda Toscano and Ted Wing — entered the Living Hall of Fame, while Mark Hall and Dave Little were enshrined in the Communicators Hall of Fame. Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charles Hinkle, and Allen and Con...
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Sunday stroll for Shartin N

on 07/07/2019 8:38 PM
Shartin N ($2.20) continued her dominance among distaff pacers on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, winning the $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series feature in an under-wraps 1:49. After nearly a month on the sidelines following her win in the Roses Are Red at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the 6-year-old daughter of Tintin In America left mildly from the pole to land in third behind Re...
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David Miller wins Gerry Hall of Fame Trot

on 07/07/2019 8:30 PM
Getting to compete in the annual Mr. & Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry Sr. Memorial Hall of Fame Trot is an honor. Winning the race makes it even better.   “Even better? That makes it the best,” said grinning driver David Miller, who won Sunday’s $10,000 event, which pitted five Hall of Famers against three of the evening’s inductees at Historic Track. “I...
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Atlanta trots to 1:49.1 world record win in Graduate

on 07/07/2019 11:49 AM
Atlanta (Yannick Gingras) took the overland route to claim a world record triumph in 1:49.1 in the $250,000 Graduate final for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. The daughter of Chapter Seven-Hemi Blue Chip exploded in the lane to defeat world champion Six Pack (Åke Svenstadt) and Indiana champion Custom Cantab (David Miller) at the wire. The time of 1:4...
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Lather Up dazzles in 1:46 Graduate victory

on 07/07/2019 11:46 AM
It appeared Lather Up barely broke a sweat as he paced his way into the history books with a 1:46 mile on Saturday night at the Meadowlands en route to his 20th career victory in the $250,000 Graduate final for 4-year-old pacers. Only Always B Miki, at age five in 2016 at Red Mile, has ever stopped the clock as swiftly. The mile also broke the previous mark of 1:46.4 for a...
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Bettor’s Wish, Captain Crunch win Meadowlands Pace elims

on 07/07/2019 11:43 AM
The stage is set for a glamour division grudge match. Captain Crunch and Bettor’s Wish – the 1-2 finishers three weeks ago in the North America Cup – will go at it again next week in the $682,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Final for 3-year-olds after both emerged victorious in eliminations for the Big M’s signature event Saturday night. The Nancy Johansson-trai...
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Sheppard 2CP elims contested at Yonkers

on 07/07/2019 11:39 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night offered a look into the future.   A trio of $25,000 eliminations for the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace saw 18 (after one defection) 2-year-olds (17 colts and one gelding) vie for an invite to next Saturday night’s $120,250 finale.    Columbo (Eric Goodell, $26.60), from post position No. 3, won the fastest of the elims...
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3CTs vie in PA All-Stars divisions at Pocono

on 07/06/2019 11:46 PM
Three divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts took to a “sloppy” track at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night to contest $30,000 sections of a Pennsylvania All-Stars contest. Goes Down Smooth, winner of the Walner final and a Pennsylvania Sires Stake before being plagued by some bad luck in June, returned to top form in an impressive way, winning his All-Sta...
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Sgt Papa Daddy best in Vernon feature

on 07/06/2019 9:46 PM
Sgt Papa Daddy (John MacDonald) won the $7,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday. Sgt Papa Daddy ($4.50) went to the front and led to a first quarter of :27.2.  Cindy's Party Boy (Howard Parker) came first over from third to take over just before the top of the back stretch.  He continued to lead to the half in :55 and still controlled the pace to three-qu...
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Oldford wins Billings trot at Goshen

on 07/06/2019 9:42 PM
Harness racing's greatest traveling roadshow, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, moved to the Cradle of the Trotter on Saturday afternoon and despite the pouring rain the series vice president, Steve “You're Never Too” Oldford, took advantage of a two-hole trip and rallied Santini to a head victory while holding off a hard-charging Tropical Trice (“Mighty Mat...
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Brother to “The Captain” wins career debut in PASS

on 07/06/2019 9:40 PM
Father Nuno, a full brother to two-time Pacer of The Year and top stallion Captaintreacherous, began to pay dividends on his hefty yearling price Saturday at The Meadows when he captured his career debut in a $183,242 Pennsylvania Sires Stake. The event for freshman colt and gelding pacers, known as the Albatross, was contested over three divisions, with Adriano Hanover and Cattlewash also takin...
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Tall Dark Stranger impresses at Breakfast With Babies

on 07/06/2019 11:46 AM
Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace elimination day Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) sponsored by Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farm took place on another muggy Saturday morning at the Meadowlands. The track was fast, temperature in the 80’s with a slight crosswind when the trotting fillies stepped onto the track to contest the first race at 9 a.m. Colt pacer Tall Dark Stra...
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Miracle horse Han Solo ready for Sheppard

on 07/06/2019 6:54 AM
Monique Cohen will start two horses in the eliminations of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway in homebred Han Solo and the purchased Level Up. While the latter’s journey to the races was smooth sailing, Han Solo narrowly survived a brush with death to become the 8-5 morning line favorite in an elimination of the first Open 2-year-old stake of the season. By ...
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Darling Mearas S trots in 1:49.4 at Meadowlands

on 07/06/2019 6:38 AM
Darling Mearas S joined an extremely exclusive club after taking the overnight feature high-class conditioned trot at the Meadowlands Friday night’s , as she joined J L Cruze (2015) and Plunge Blue Chip (2018) as the only 1:49.4 performers in the history of the Big M. Although she had lifetime earnings of just over $750,000, Darling Mearas S, who is Swedish owned and bred, had no N...
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Ohio Sires for 2YOFP led by Ellagator

on 07/06/2019 5:28 AM
Four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes featuring 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested on a pleasant Friday evening, July 5 at Northfield Park.  This was the first of four legs in the rich series for state-bred distaff side-wheelers.   Artful Dancer took the first division handily in a wire-to-wire 1:55.2 clocking for owners Jay Mossbarger and Steve Carter.  It was the secon...
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Sophomore pacing colts impress in Indiana SS

on 07/05/2019 11:39 PM
The Hoosier state’s top 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings were on display at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday as two $51,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes were featured on the evening’s 14-race card. As predicted, the sophomore pacing colts were impressive in their round of the Indiana Sires Stakes action.  Rockie Got Framed and Ricky Macomber...
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Mambo Lindy returns to form at Plainridge

on 07/05/2019 11:34 PM
With having only four starts over the last 18 months coming into Friday’s race at Plainridge Park, Mambo Lindy looked like he did during his career best 2017 season after he won the $12,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot in convincing fashion.    Mambo Lindy (Drew Monti) left from post seven and tucked in third while Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) shot to the lead. ...
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Tequila Monday wins Friday Yonkers open

on 07/05/2019 10:20 PM
She’s slowing down.   A week after matching Yonkers Raceway’s all-age track record—1:50 flat—, Tequila Monday (Matt Kakaley, $2.50) ‘crawled’ in 1:50.1.   The odds-on lass toyed with her five inside rivals Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.     Tequila Monday ...
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