15 entered in Meadowlands Pace elims

on 07/02/2019 1:32 PM
The Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace has drawn 15 entries that will result in a pair of $50,000 elimination races on Saturday, July 6.   NA Cup winner Captain Crunch leads the talented group of sophomore pacing colts. The 2018 Dan Patch award winning freshman went over $1,000,000 in his career when he won the Cup for trainer Nancy Johansson and owners 3 Brothers, Christina Takter, Roja...
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2CP score in 1:55.3 in Philly baby races

on 07/02/2019 1:31 PM
Driver Andrew McCarthy was the prime producer of two-year-old speed during baby morning qualifiers at Harrah’s Philadelphia Tuesday, directing two pacing colts to 1:55.3 clockings and a first-time trotting colt starter to a 2:01.2 win, fastest for the day on their respective gaits. Goldin Kid was put on the lead by McCarthy and went on to a 1:55.3 clocking, punctuated by a :56.4 back ha...
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Dr. Mary Scollay new head of RMTC

on 07/02/2019 1:29 PM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has hired Dr. Mary Scollay as its next executive director and chief operating officer.   In her new role, which she assumes Aug. 5, Dr. Scollay will be charged with the advancement of world-class laboratory drug testing standards, promotion of RMTC-recommended rules and penalties for prohibited substances and therapeutic medications,...
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Royal Witch scores in career best 1:51

on 07/02/2019 8:43 AM
Trotters provided fireworks of a different kind on Monday’s Canada Day card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A trio of sub-1:52 trotting miles stole the show on the 10-race card, including a pair from trainer Ben Baillargeon.   Four-year-old Run Director returned to Mohawk Park to capture the $34,000 Preferred Trot in a career-best 1:51.2. The Baillargeon trainee was one for three on th...
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Shawn Gray drives 5 winner's at Plainridge

on 07/01/2019 9:53 PM
Top driver Shawn Gray has been on a roll of late after Mitchell Cushing tied him for the Plainridge dash-driving lead over a week ago. Since then he's opened up a six-win gap and on Monday afternoon (July 1) he put an exclamation mark on it with five more wins, including victories in the day’s top two classes at Plainridge Park.   In the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace, G...
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2YO pacing filly American Dreamgirl wins

on 07/01/2019 9:50 PM
The Majestic Son gelding High Blue took a new mark of 1:54.2 at age nine as he was a winner in the $14,000 claiming handicap trotting feature on the Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Simon Allard, driving for trainer/brother Rene and owners Allard Racing Inc., was away swiftly with High Blue, putting fellow leavers in behind him before a :27.1 quarter. After a :56.2 hal...
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Caviart Guilia, Path Of Totality win Stallion Series

on 07/01/2019 7:52 PM
Unperturbed when her cover broke stride down the backside, first-time starter Caviart Guilia calmly continued her pursuit and captured a division of Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters was contested over three divisions, with Path Of Totality and Friday Night Storm taking the other splits.   Caviart Guilia was following...
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OSS Grassroots for 3YOFT held at Dresden

on 07/01/2019 7:50 PM
Dresden Raceway fans were treated to a beautiful afternoon of racing on Canada Day, highlighted by four divisions of 3-year-old trotting fillies battling for a total of $89,100 in Grassroots purse money. Kicking off the event in the first Grassroots division was fan favorite Splurge On Me, who powered straight to the front from post 2 and never looked back. In rein to Trevor Henry, the filly rang...
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Sandy's Bolt one of NYSS pacesetting winners

on 07/01/2019 7:44 PM
The New York Sire Stakes concluded  its fourth leg at Monticello Raceway on Monday, July 1.   Sandy’s Bolt scored a wire-to-wire win in his division of the Sire Stakes. The son of Bolt the Duer–White Sand cut fractions of :28.1, :59 and 1:27.3 to score iby six lengths in 1:56.2 and in the process earned a new life time mark.  It was the s...
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Dramatra, Ready For Moni lead MASS stars

on 07/01/2019 2:36 PM
Massachusetts Standardbred breeding and the accompanying $1.8 million (est.) Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) are programs that have become very desirable to breeders from many racing jurisdictions across the U. S. and Canada.   With the Commonwealth’s resident mare program that provides for yearlings to be eligible to multiple sire stake programs in the same year and a burgeoni...
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Illinois governor signs gaming bill

on 07/01/2019 10:12 AM
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 690, the gaming legislation recently approved by legislators, into law on Friday, June 28. The state's tracks are now authorized to host slot machines and other casino-style games for the purpose of generating additional revenue to boost purses. On its website, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association (IHHA) stated it ...
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PASS for 2YOFT Tuesday at Meadows

on 07/01/2019 9:59 AM
Forty-two of the sport’s best-bred, most promising 2-year-old filly trotters — many making their pari-mutuel debuts — will get their first major test in Tuesday’s $190,900 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   Father Patrick is the best-represented stallion in the stake with 10 fillies — his sire, Cantab Hall, contributes another six — with tra...
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Horseman Walter Gower, 87, dies

on 07/01/2019 9:55 AM
Walter G. Gower Sr., 87, passed away Friday, June 28, at his home with his family by his side. Born and raised in Columbus, NJ, he owned and operated Hillsdale Farm in Allentown, NJ.   He was a farmer and owned, trained and drove harness horses. Mr. Gower was well known in the harness Industry.   “He wasn’t big on talking,” Taylor Gower told Ken Wei...
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Two AM, Satin Dancer win PcD trots

on 07/01/2019 8:51 AM
The Muscle Massive gelding Two AM won his fourth straight trip over the red oval at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showing a powerful last sixteenth to catch pacesetting The Veteran by a neck in 1:53.1 in Sunday night’s $21,500 feature. Driver Tyler Buter pushed the favored The Veteran with his second choice to a :27.2 quarter; the chalk got moderate middle fractions of :56.1 and 1:25...
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Im The Muscle takes Saratoga feature

on 07/01/2019 8:50 AM
Im The Muscle (Muscle Mass) was a decisive winner in the Open Trot on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard trainee drew the rail for his first try in the $15,000 local feature and leading driver Billy Dobson sat behind the four year old trotter. Patient in the early going, Im The Muscle made his move past the half with the track’s defending Trotter of the Year Ulst...
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Sky Castles, Take The Credit win NYSS

on 07/01/2019 8:47 AM
Tioga Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (June 30).  Both Divisions raced for a purse of $55,000.  In the first division it was Praying Ruby (Wally Hennesey) who charged out to the front.  He led to a first quarter in :29.2 and the half in 1:00.  R Herbie Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) ...
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Keep On Rocking A takes Great Northeast at Philly

on 06/30/2019 5:28 PM
Eighth on approach to the final turn, Keep On Rocking A ($19.40) passed every horse but one to narrowly reach the winning post first in Sunday afternoon's (June 30) Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia. Pat Berry was patient early with the 7-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding, and the pair sat well off early fractions of :26.2 and :54.2 controlled first by s...
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Yonkers trot feature to Melany's Monet

on 06/30/2019 8:55 AM
Proven Desire (Jim Marohn Jr., $24.60) and Melady’s Monet (Eric Goodell, $16.40) prevailed Saturday night (June 29th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $46,000 Open Handicaps.   Proven Desire, from post position No. 2 in the week’s adult-table pace went up and over a stopping Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) down the backside. He then opened to 2¼ lengths off th...
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Marcus Miller wins 5 at Meadowlands

on 06/30/2019 8:52 AM
Marcus Miller was on fire at the Meadowlands Saturday night, driving five winners on the 14-race card.   Miller began his big night in the second race by guiding 4-5 favorite All It Takes to a 1:52 score in a non-winners of $3,500 for pacers.   He then reeled off three straight wins, beginning in race seven. First was Rocks Noble Artist as the 5-2 second choice in 1:52.1 in...
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Century Farroh overcomes post 12 in OntSS

on 06/30/2019 12:01 AM
Century Farroh delivered his second Gold Series victory of the season with an impressive effort at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. In spite of starting from Post 12 in the second tier, driver Sylvain Filion was able to map out a clear path to the winner’s circle for the three-year-old pacing colt. With Stag Party ahead of them at Post 2, Filion and Century Farroh were able to ...
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