Cross Country, Rock Candy win OSS

on 06/29/2019 10:58 PM
A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes began the Cleveland Trotting Classic evening at Northfield Park on Saturday night, June 29, with sizzling performances put forth by a pair of notable Buckeye-bred sophomore side-wheelers. This was the second round of the four-leg series.   In the first OSS division, 9-2 Cross Country and driver Luke Ebersole stole the show with a 1:50.4 li...
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2 straight Saratoga wins for Hudson Phil

on 06/29/2019 10:55 PM
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) continued his winning ways in Saturday night’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   The Jackie Greene-trained star went coast-to-coast in the $15,000 Open Pace for the second consecutive week. Jay Randall piloted Hudson Phil to his fifth victory of the year in the local Open, a win that came with the four year old as the public’s 1-9 betting favori...
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Shake That House uses pocket trip to win

on 06/29/2019 10:52 PM
Shake That House and driver Brian Sears found a good spot early and an even better spot at the end of Saturday’s (June 29) $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Benefiting from a pocket trip behind pacesetting Captain Victorious, Shake That House moved off the pylons heading into the stretch and marched to a two-length win over Bra...
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Stonebridge Soul takes Lynch in 1:49.3

on 06/29/2019 10:45 PM
On an atypical night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono where the speed wasn’t holding well, the Somebeachsomewhere filly Stonebridge Soul sat behind a wicked backstretch duel between pacesetting second choice Treacherous Reign and favored first-over Warrawee Ubeaut, then used the Pocono Pike to earn a three-quarter length victory in the $300,000 James Lynch final for 3-year-old pacing fil...
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Capt Midnight big 1:53 Meadowlands baby race winner

on 06/29/2019 12:48 PM
Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) took place on a muggy Saturday morning at The Meadowlands. The track was fast, flags limp and temperature in the 80s when the trotting fillies stepped onto the track to contest the first race at 10 am. Pacing colt Capt Midnight (Andy McCarthy) was an impressive 1:53 winner in the last baby race of the morning, leading all the way then sprinting home in 27 flat to ...
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First Call scores in 1:54.1 at Vernon

on 06/29/2019 8:34 AM
First Call (Homer Hochstetler) captured the featured trot ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 28). First Call ($34.40) led to the first quarter in :27.1 and was first at the halfway point in :57.4.  Spoiler Alert then took control just before hitting three-quarters in 1:25.3. First Call, who is owned by Connie Hochstetler, Robert Buddig, and Allen Schwartz while tr...
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Warrawee Unique captures Geers 3CP

on 06/29/2019 8:32 AM
Warawee Unique (Mike Merton won the Tompkins-Geers Stakes ($73,000) for 3-year-old pacing colts & geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 28). Live Lucky (Wally Hennessey) went to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.4.  Cloudbreak (Mark MacDonald) took over the lead as they went by the stands for the first time and hit the half first in :56.1.  It was Seafarer (Ma...
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Always A Prince wins Graduate in 1:47.3

on 06/29/2019 8:29 AM
Caviart Ally, Always A Prince and The Downtown Bus all established lifetime bests while Always A Prince went one step further, going a Meadowlands’ season’s-fastest 1:47.3 Friday night at the Big M.   One week ago, Caviart Ally equaled her lifetime-best of 1:48.3 in the final leg of the Rainbow Blue Series for mare pacers and was even faster Friday, stopping the clock in 1...
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Noble Legend takes Buffalo Open Trot

on 06/28/2019 10:51 PM
Noble Legend ($3.90) returned back to Buffalo Raceway after an extended stay at Northfield Park and wasted no time to start enjoying the spoils of home by capturing the $12,000 Class A-Open Trot on Friday night (June 28).   Going the mile in 1:57.1 over the fast track, Noble Legend (Billy Davis Jr.) held off the late charge of Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) and scored the half length victor...
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Carolina Beach downs Windsong Leo

on 06/28/2019 10:48 PM
Last week, Carolina Beach poured through the Lightning Lane to defeat the front-ending Windsong Leo. On Friday at The Meadows, it was déjà vu all over again, as Carolina Beach used the same scenario to down Windsong Leo in the $18,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Windsong Leo clicked off three-quarters in 1:22.3 and was unchallenged until Carolina Beach knifed inside from the p...
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Brooklyn Lilacs, Chase You win NYSS

on 06/28/2019 10:41 PM
Yonkers Raceway Friday evening (June 28) hosted the $167,500 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Pace for 3-year-old fillies.   As was the case the previous night, a pair of $83,750 races comprised the event, this one honoring the memory of the former publicity director at the Raceway as well as NBC Sports.   The opening division saw Prescient Beauty (George Brennan) lay down t...
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Tequila Monday equals 1:50 Yonkers mark

on 06/28/2019 10:37 PM
Favored Tequila Monday (Matt Kakaley, $4.30) sat well off insane (:26.1, 53.4, 1:21.2) fractions by Write Me a Song (Jordan Stratton) Friday evening (June 28th), then blew by everyone to match Yonkers Raceway’s all-age track record of 1:50 flat.   She also became the Raceway’s fastest-ever femme fatale.   The lass, from post position No. 7, won the $46,000 ...
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Tony Hall wins $3,000 for Wounded Warriors

on 06/28/2019 10:35 PM
Tony Hall romped in Friday’s Driver Charity Challenge at The Meadows, winning three of the five designated races and earning $3,000 for his charity partner, Western PA Wounded Warriors.   The event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association (PHRA) and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), paired 10 drivers with as many local charities. Hall rolled up 1...
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Crew Sock Hanover fastest at Butler fair

on 06/28/2019 8:16 PM
The three-year-old Well Said pacing filly Crew Sock Hanover, who had won fourteen races in her career, teamed with driver Mitchell York, who had won four, and produced the fastest mile ever at the Butler County Fairgrounds, 2:00.1, in winning a Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes event during Friday racing action at the Big Butler Fair in this northwest Pennsylvania town. The speedy clocking reduced ...
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Backseat Terror posts fifth straight win

on 06/28/2019 8:13 PM
Backseat Terror was a front-end winner for her fifth consecutive victory in the $17,000 featured pace for distaffs on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but she was all-out to hold off Rob Them Blind by a head in 1:51.4. Hurrikane Shorty took the field to the first station in :26.4, with driver Corey Callahan on the move with Backseat Terror, the daughter of Western Terror estab...
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Mayfair Johnny B takes Plainville trot

on 06/28/2019 8:10 PM
In a race that saw four horses make lead changes during the mile, Mayfair Johnny B made the one that counted the most as he won the $14,000 Winners-Over featured trot at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (June 28).   Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) got the best start and the front and took the group to the quarter in :27. But three horses were already rolling up the outside and Make...
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Live racing July 4 at Tioga, Vernon

on 06/28/2019 2:29 PM
Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs will both celebrate America's Independence with live racing on Thursday, July 4.   Tioga will race a matinee card beginning at 1 pm. A New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters is the day's highlight along with Filly & Mare pacing races. The condition sheet is posted on the internet and the box closes at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 30. Th...
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Entries for Blooded Horse yearlings close July 1

on 06/28/2019 2:28 PM
Entries close Monday July 1, for the Black Type Yearling session to be held Tuesday Aug 27, during the 63rd Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale at Springfield, Ohio.   Entries for all other horses will be taken through July or when full.  Buyers from throughout the United States and Canada flock to this late summer shopping opportunity. Don’t be shut out. Online entries can be...
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American Mercury 1:50.3 NYSS winner

on 06/28/2019 8:23 AM
The Empire’s glamour gentlemen sauntered into Yonkers Raceway Thursday evening (June 27), doing so for the $167,500 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   A pair of equally-parsed $83,750 portions went postward, starting with a track record.   Polester American Mercury (Tyler Buter, $5) stuffed 4-5 favorite Hickfromfrenchlick (...
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James MacDonald, Steacy have big OSS night

on 06/28/2019 8:18 AM
Driver James MacDonald and trainer Shawn Steacy teamed up for two wins and two seconds in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday night. The duo kicked off the Grassroots program in the fourth race with fan favourite Moonshine Kisses, who took command of the race before the halfway marker and powered home a five length winner in 1:50. Balder Son closed well ...
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