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Bettors Up wins debut for Surick

on 05/08/2019 7:33 AM
The Bettor’s Delight mare Bettor’s Up made her debut for Nick Surick a successful one, sweeping wide off cover and taking the $17,500 distaff pacing feature in the Tuesday twilight at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:51.4. Matt Kakaley guided the winner of $772,254, one of the best of her division in her filly stakes days, into second-over position, then tipped her three-wide ...
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PA 3CP set for All Stars action Saturday

on 05/07/2019 7:49 PM
The best of the Pennsylvania-sired Standardbreds in the sport’s glamour division – the three-year-old pacing colts – spend their second of four consecutive weekends within the confines of the Keystone State this Saturday, inaugurating the 2019 Pennsylvania All-Star Series at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with three $30,000 divisions. In the eighth race first division, the ...
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Empress Deo captures Harrington Open

on 05/07/2019 7:46 PM
Legacy Racing of Delaware's Empress Deo ($6.20, Allan Davis) was a 1:55.1 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. It was one of four wins on the card for Davis, who guided the 8-year-old Rocknroll Hanover mare to her 34th career win in front stepping style over Nerida Franco N and Shesarocker. Trained by Wayne Givens, "Deo" has banked nearly $70,000 ...
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Johansson believes Blood Money poised to make noise

on 05/07/2019 3:42 PM
Nancy Johansson was a fan of Blood Money before she ever got to train the horse. Now that the 3-year-old male pacer is in her stable, she is an even more ardent admirer. Blood Money, who in 2018 was in the stable of Johansson’s father, the now-retired Jimmy Takter, won last year’s Matron Stakes on his way to $347,744 in purses for owner Diamond Creek Racing. His earnings ranked fo...
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Burke discusses possible Elitlopp start for Atlanta

on 05/07/2019 11:57 AM
Trainer Ron Burke told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that while he has yet to receive an official invitation from Solvalla Racetrack officials to bring Atlanta to Sweden for the May 26 Elitlopp, unless he can find suitable travel arrangements he would not go.   On Monday, Atlanta was ultra-impressive in her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Miami Valley Distaff for older trotting m...
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Indiana Horse Racing Commission director to retire

on 05/07/2019 11:07 AM
Although an official date has not been set, Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Mike Smith recently announced plans to retire. Smith will assist Commission members with their search for his replacement and ensure a smooth transition occurs once a replacement is named. Since joining the ranks of the Commission as its executive director in 2016, Smith has continued the Commission&...
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Bully Pulpit scores in 1:49.4 at Northfield

on 05/07/2019 8:51 AM
Bully Pulpit captured the $16,000 Open Pace on Monday in Northfield Park’s 13th race.  The 1:49.4 victory marks the first sub-1:50 race on a half-mile track this year.   Brian Loney conditions the pacer for Bradley Schwartz of Chicago. Aaron Merriman was in the bike for the winning drive.   Bully Pulpit (Well Said-Cupcakesnwhipcream-Camluck) started fro...
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Some Attitude, Avatartist win Plainridge features

on 05/07/2019 8:47 AM
A beautiful spring day and a perfect racing surface produced some sizzling miles at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon as only fifths of a second separated the top three pacing races of the week.   The main event was the $16,000 Open Handicap and Some Attitude out-dueled Rock Diamonds N at the wire to capture the winner’s share.   It was Dapper Dude (Bruce Ald...
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Bettor Joy N scratched; USTA issues statement

on 05/06/2019 9:09 PM
The following is a statement from the United States Trotting Association regarding the scratch of Bettor Joy N at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday (May 6) from the $100,000 Chip Noble Memorial Pace. The U.S. Trotting Association is aware of and disappointed by the Ohio State Racing Commission’s eleventh-hour scratch of Bettor Joy N from the Sam “Chip” Noble III Memorial this...
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Daiymir decisive in Harrington victory

on 05/06/2019 8:11 PM
George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership's Daiymir ($3, Montrell Teague) was a 1:51.3 winner in the $17,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway.  The 5-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion utilized his rail post position to control the tempo throughout as he won by a length over Blazing Bobby Sox, who rallied for second, and third place finisher Little Ben. It was his fifth win of the ...
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Atlanta, Shartin N win Miami Valley stakes

on 05/06/2019 8:02 PM
The two headliners, Atlanta and Shartin N, put on quite a show on closing day at Miami Valley Raceway, dominating their respective $100,000 Grand Circuit tests.   Atlanta was first up in the Miami Valley Distaff for older trotting mares.  Last year’s Hambletonian winner, making her first start for new trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras, showed her heels to a compact...
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Winndevie ready to defend New York crown

on 05/06/2019 2:50 PM
If not for the whirlwind known as Woodside Charm and a world-record-shattering mile, filly trotter Winndevie could have completed her 2-year-old season with an undefeated record. But there was no shame in finishing with a 6-for-7 slate, capped by a victory in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) championship.   On Tuesday, May 7, the filly returns to the site of last year’s final tri...
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Pompano Park closes meet on strong note

on 05/06/2019 11:33 AM
Buoyed by mandatory payouts on several events, Pompano Park closed out its 2018-2019 season with a strong Saturday finale with wagering topping $1.3 million.   The wagering highlight of the program came in the final race as the Super Hi-5, with its carryover of over $127,000, attracted over $256,000 in new wagers, vaulting that total pool to over $383,000.   While the prog...
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Racing Commissioners worry about formaldehyde

on 05/06/2019 9:38 AM
All racing regulatory commissions have been put on notice that the banning of voluntary race day furosemide administrations by some US racetracks or lawmakers is expected to encourage a return to practices deemed cruel, inhumane, or potentially dangerous to the health and welfare of a horse.  Regulatory policy permitting race day furosemide was developed decades ago to end such practices...
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Win with Two AM part of big night for Buter

on 05/06/2019 8:31 AM
It was the Tyler Buter Show on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as the driver who recently passed the 3,000 career sulky win milestone hit a grand slam in winning the top four races, two on both gaits. In the $17,500 featured trot, Buter got away fifth with the favored Muscle Massive gelding Two AM, but the overland journey posed little problem for the career winner of $377,21...
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3CP Rock Candy's 1:50.3 leads OSS

on 05/05/2019 10:01 PM
Ohio Sires Stakes action sizzled on Sunday afternoon (May 5) at Miami Valley Gaming & Racing with five divisions of state-bred action for 3-year-old male trotters and pacers contested under sunny Buckeye skies. Three $40,000 contests for trotters saw 2-5 Lane Of Stone notch the first division victory in a new life mark of 1:53.1 with Jeff Nisonger driving for trainer Mark Winters Sr. The brow...
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Prairie Panther picks up 25th career victory

on 05/05/2019 5:21 PM
Prairie Panther (Tyler Buter) captured the featured Open Handicap Pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Sunday (May 5).   Americanprimetime (Greg Merton) went to the lead from his outside post and put up all the early fractions (:27.1, :56.3, 1:24.). Prairie Panther ($5.70), who is owned bu Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters) road in the pocket seat the whole way.  He went first-ov...
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Dayson earns 30th career victory in 61st start

on 05/05/2019 5:18 PM
Dayson (Chris Page) captured the final Open Trot of the Miami Valley season on a sunny Sunday afternoon (May 5), scorching the lightning fast five-eighths mile oval in 1:53.3.   Page pressed the million-dollar winning favorite confidently and unhurriedly towards the front, gaining the point well after the original pacesetter Moonshiner Hanover (Brett Miller) reached the :27.4 first qu...
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Rollinlikethunder takes Philly Sunday feature

on 05/05/2019 5:16 PM
A week after being narrowly defeated by Cruise Patrol in the final yards, Daniel Warrington and Donald Hawk's Rollinlikethunder ($3.80) braved an uncovered journey and sloppy going en route to a 1:52 win in Sunday's (May 5) featured $18,000 top-level conditioned pace at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Unable to find a seat on the first turn, Art Stafford Jr. eased the 4-year-old Roll...
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Mandeville trots to 1:54.2 Saratoga victory

on 05/05/2019 5:13 PM
With no Open Trot on the card, the $12,500 winners-over served as the feature on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   Veteran Open trotter Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) was assigned the outside post for the feature and was the public’s 1-5 betting favorite as he sought his fourth win of the season. The veteran trotter didn’t come into the race in his best form but on paper...
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