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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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Backseat Terror wins 6th straight in Philly feature

on 07/05/2019 6:08 PM
The Western Terror mare Backseat Terror paced to her sixth consecutive victory in winning the $17,000 distaff pacing feature on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, stopping the timer in 1:51.3.  Lyons Hedgeabet had the top at the :27.1 quarter; Hurrikane Shorty then moved to control the racetrack before the :55.2 half, with Backseat Terror moving uncovered at that point...
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Big Friday at Goshen for Schnittker, Johnson

on 07/05/2019 6:03 PM
Trainer Ray Schnittker sent out three winners, including track-record-setting Captain Malicious, and Jan Johnson notched his first winning drive since 2016 as Historic Track hosted six Landmark Stakes on Friday afternoon as part of its annual Hall of Fame weekend Grand Circuit meet. Captain Malicious and driver Mark MacDonald won the $15,700 Landmark Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers by ...
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Track photographer John Pantalone dies

on 07/05/2019 5:05 PM
John Pantalone, founder of World Wide Racing Photos, the track photographer presently at Harrah’s Philadelphia and Freehold and previously for most of the Delaware Valley racetracks, passed away on Friday morning at age 76 after a gradually-debilitating illness. Pantalone graduated South Philadelphia High School, and received further training in electrical engineering through ROTC. He w...
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Hambo Maturity supplements due Tuesday

on 07/05/2019 5:03 PM
The $400,000E Hambletonian Maturity trotting race is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 (post time 7:15 p.m.) at The Meadowlands. It is the sixth edition of the race created by the Hambletonian Society and The Meadowlands to provide a racing opportunity for four-year-old trotters.   The Hambletonian Maturity allows for supplemental entries under the following conditions:    ...
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Shane Angle awarded HHI scholarship

on 07/05/2019 9:28 AM
Shane Angle has been awarded the 2018 Harness Horsemen International annual $4,000 Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship.   Angle, 18, hails from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania and is currently attending Stevenson University and pursuing a degree in Business Administration.  He is the son of Ernest “Bucky” Angle, Jr., and Laura Angle who work as a husband and wife training team not...
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Burke takes four Ohio Sires Stakes splits

on 07/04/2019 11:45 PM
Temperatures weren’t the only thing sizzling on July 4th, as the harness racing public got a look at some of the Buckeye State’s finest 2-year-olds for the first time.   Eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts went postward on a blistering hot afternoon at Scioto Downs in a special matinee program, beginning at 2 pm, ET.   Traine...
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Threefiftytwo, Port Perry win Ont. Gold

on 07/04/2019 11:43 PM
The Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old season got under way on Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a pair of $108,000 Gold Series divisions for the freshman trotting colts, and driver Bob McClure was in the race bike of both winners. “Those are two nice colts right there,” said McClure of young trotters Threefiftytwo and Port Perry. Making his first appearance at the h...
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Trotter Refi scores third straight win

on 07/04/2019 11:41 PM
A $10,000 conditioned race for the 5-year-old and under group on each gait topped the Thursday (July 4) holiday card at Plainridge Park and the respective winners registered career-best efforts in victory.    In the $10,000 trot, Refi (Drew Monti) remained undefeated this year after getting his third straight win in gate to wire fashion. Refi opened up a two-length advantage on t...
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Rosiemunn leads mares at Vernon

on 07/04/2019 11:39 PM
Rosiemunn (Howard Parker) captured the $6,000 featured fillies and mares pace on Thursday (July 4) at Vernon Downs. Beyonce Rockn (Jennifer Lappie) led to a first quarter in :26.4.  Rosiemunn ($6.20) took over the top spot just after the quarter.  She would then control the pace the rest of the way.  She hit the halfway point in :56.3 and the three-quarter mark in 1:2...
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Love A Good Story 1:55.1 NYSS winner

on 07/04/2019 11:36 PM
The Fourth of July special matinee at Tioga Downs featured four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Hypnotic Am (Brian Sears) captured the $26,500 first division. Destiny Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) charged out to the lead and led to first quarter in :28.4.  Hypnotic Am ($2.70) takes over the lead as they went by the stands for the fir...
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Scirocco Rob sets 1:52 Philly trot mark

on 07/04/2019 11:34 PM
Trottin' Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia was highlighted by a pair of $18,000 events for faster-class horses, with the four-year-old trotting gelding Scirocco Rob setting a 1:52 divisional track record in taking the faster section. Favored Pappy Go Go was parked to a :27.1 quarter for command, went on to a :55.3 half, and continued in gear as Cash For Gold, second in his la...
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