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David Ingraham drives 7,500th winner

on 07/04/2019 11:32 PM
While the rest of the nation prepared to enjoy patriotic pyrotechnic displays on the Fourth of July holiday, the fans at Scarborough Downs were treated to fireworks of a totally different nature as driver David Ingraham sizzled through a three win performance en route to scoring the 7500th driving win of an amazing career.   Ever the family man, Ingraham secured the milestone win...
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Strong June numbers at Meadowlands

on 07/04/2019 12:39 PM
Expectations are normally low at the Meadowlands during the month of June with other tracks’ major events historically drawing some interest – and handle – away from the mile oval, but this year was different, as June saw a huge increase in play over the previous year. With a nightly average all-source handle of $2,623,848, June of 2019 saw an increase of more than $750,000 ...
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2YOFP Fashion Hill sets mark in NYSS

on 07/04/2019 8:54 AM
Fashion Hill took advantage of an unusual circumstance and it ended up helping her shatter the Buffalo Raceway 2-year-old filly pacing track record with a 1:55.3 victory in the first $54,000 division of the New York Sire Stakes on Wednesday night (July 3).   She crushed the old standard of 1:56.2 established in 2016 by She's A Billionair.   Winning driver Tyler Buter sa...
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Bright Eyes M captures Ontario Gold

on 07/04/2019 8:46 AM
Grand River Raceway fans were treated to a trio of impressive performances by Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night, starting with a commanding track record effort by Bright Eyes M in the first $73,066 Gold Series division. Driver Stephen Byron pointed Bright Eyes M at the front from Post 3 and, after hopping over a few shadows on the ground, the pair took com...
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Grand Swan wins ISS, stays undefeated

on 07/04/2019 8:43 AM
Grand Swan continued her winning ways at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after she captured the featured event of the evening, the first division of the $46,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday, July 3. Stopping the timer in 1:54.4, Grand Swan claimed her fourth straight stakes win and remains undefeated this season for driver, trainer LeWayn...
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Big night for thestable in Ohio SS

on 07/04/2019 8:40 AM
The Canadian-based partnership of trainer Jason McGinnis and drivers James and Anthony MacDonald teamed up to capture three of five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests for 2-year-old freshman trotting fillies on a hot and steamy Wednesday evening at Northfield Park.   Thirty-nine diagonally-gaited distaffs battled over the half-mile “Home of the Flying Turns,”  as temp...
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2YO pacer Captain Groovy in 1:52

on 07/03/2019 8:31 PM
First-time starter Captain Groovy quarter-poled to the front and was unstoppable from there, pacing to victory in a stake-record 1:52 in Wednesday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for freshman colts and geldings was contested over three divisions, with Ill Play It Alone and Lyons Music taking the other splits.   Winning trainer Ray Schnittke...
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Fatherr Patrick colt Penance sets PA fair mark

on 07/03/2019 8:26 PM
The 2019 Pennsylvania fair circuit’s speed records on both the trot and the pace were rewritten during two days of racing at the York fairgrounds on Tuesday (two-year-olds) and Wednesday (three-year-olds). The 2:02.4 seasonal trotting mark was first set by a two-year-old, and then tied by a three-year-old. Tuesday, the Father Patrick – Yankee Etta gelding Penance, despite being park...
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2YO pacing filly Winning Words 1:54.3 winner

on 07/03/2019 8:23 PM
Two-year-old pacers were in the spotlight as the racing week opened at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with four $13,000 events highlighting the sidewheeling freshmen, three for fillies and one for colts and geldings. Trainer Chris Ryder, who won the $300,000 Lynch Championship for sophomore fillies with Stonebridge Soul this past Saturday at Pocono, may have a follow-up good one in the Artspeak...
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Hambletonian Future Wager Pool #3 opens July 5

on 07/03/2019 3:54 PM
The Future Wager on the 94th edition of the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands will open its third pool Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m.   This is the third of four pools opened in advance of the Hambletonian, held Saturday, August 3, at The Meadowlands. There are 199 trotting colts and fillies eligible for the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and with just a month left t...
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Eclipse Me N sets 1:48.2 world record

on 07/02/2019 9:02 PM
Eclipse Me N equaled the world record for older pacing mares on a 5/8-mile track when she won the $17,500 featured distaff pace in 1:48.2 during the Tuesday twilight card at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Eclipse Me N, a seven-year-old daughter of Real Desire coming off a 1:50.4 win at Yonkers, went right to the front for driver Simon Allard and stayed in firm control of the race, g...
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2YOFT Sherrys Lyn Lady 1:56 PASS winner

on 07/02/2019 8:58 PM
Sherry Lyns Lady quarter-poled to the front and triumphed easily in 1:56, fastest this year by a freshman filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track, in Tuesday’s $190,900 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The event, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over five divisions, with Sister Sledge, Aldabra Hanover, Shishito and Queen Of The Hill also taking splits. Tim ...
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Ohio Sires Stakes fill holiday programs

on 07/02/2019 3:18 PM
A total of 17 Ohio Sires Stakes will be contested during the July 4th holiday week, in round one action for 2-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters. Each event carries a purse of $40,000.   On Wednesday, July 3, five OSS fields of neophyte filly trotters will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate. A full 39 of these diagonally-gaited distaffs will wage war in races on...
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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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