What A Swan, Martini Show "Star" at HoP

on 06/28/2019 8:14 AM
Two divisions of the $25,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings headlined the 14-race card at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, June 27. While they used opposite strategies to find the winner’s circle, both winners turned in career-best efforts.   In the first division of the stakes action, What A Swan and driver Mike ...
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Ontario SS Gold purses boosted

on 06/27/2019 9:34 PM
The Standardbred Horse Improvement Payment (HIP) Administration Committee announced that the 2019 HIP contribution to Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series events with a single division will be $150,000, plus starting fees. The Standardbred HIP Committee’s decision goes into effect immediately and the single three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park o...
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3CT Lindy's Crazy Hall 1:54.3 winner

on 06/27/2019 9:30 PM
A pair $10,000 non-winner events for the 5-year-old and under set -- one on the trot and one on the pace -- headlined the 10-race card at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon and the respective winners of each race put in career best efforts in victory.   In the $10,000 trotting division, Lindy’s Crazy Hall (Drew Monti) went off the definitive favorite and he never gave his backers a...
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Ohio 3YO colt pacers compete Saturday

on 06/27/2019 7:40 PM
Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts are set to be contested Saturday night, June 29 at Northfield Park, carded as the first and second events on the 16-race program.  First race post time is 6 pm, ET.   Participating progeny by Ohio-registered stallions include McArdle with three, while Dragon Again, Pet Rock and Western Vintage each have two youngst...
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2YO Real Cool Sam trots to 1:56 win

on 06/27/2019 7:35 PM
The Muscle Hill-Cooler Schooner two-year-old trotting gelding Real Cool Sam gave an amazing performance in his pari-mutuel debut at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, winning effortlessly in 1:56. David Miller kept Real Cool Sam in third for much of the mile as Libero Hanover went away from the rail to post early numbers of :29.3 and :59, then pulled “Sam” out to c...
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Buckeye Stallion Series underway

on 06/27/2019 4:12 PM
Thirteen freshmen filly trotters will begin their legs of the Buckeye Stallion Series on July 1. The 3-year-old filly trotters will race their first leg at MGM Northfield Park in races 3 and 4.   Christopher Beavers trains two in race 3, Delaware Ave (Triumphant Caviar-A Moment Too Soon) and Bella Lugosi (Full Count-Action on George). He also trains Cs Sugar Babe (Southwind Spirit-MI ...
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Sun Saturday insights in WeekendPreview

on 06/27/2019 4:01 PM
Last week our big news was Greenshoe's career-enhancing piece of equipment.   This week, with the big Sun Stakes Saturday card set for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, we've got insights about the big races from drivers of the contenders. Just scroll down below to click on the link to the latest edition of the FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   Also in Preview, tra...
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Great racing & food on Meadowlands Pace night

on 06/27/2019 3:48 PM
On Saturday, July 13, the 4th Annual BBQ Battle returns to the track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night. A total of $2,000 is up for grabs in the Battle with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. Plus on the track, the top 3 year old pacers compete for the $700,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace title.   From 6-11 p.m. in the Backyard, f...
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Spreester back in Saratoga winner's circle

on 06/27/2019 2:57 PM
The track’s defending co-Horse of the Year Spreester (American Ideal) made it back to the top of the mountain on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. A wnner of eight Opens for fillies and mares in 2018, the Paul Zabielski trainee had gone through a drought in the feature that dated back to last August. On Thursday afternoon, Spreester drew the rail for her most recent try in th...
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Musical Rhythm keeps the beat

on 06/27/2019 2:07 PM
When trainer Ben Baillargeon discusses his trotter Musical Rhythm, it is easier for him to list the things the horse cannot do rather than all he can.   “He doesn’t talk,” Baillargeon says with a laugh, “and that’s about it.” A playful 7-year-old stallion (“You give him a ball, he plays soccer with it; you put him in the field, he throws it...
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Hanover horses relax while employees play

on 06/27/2019 11:19 AM
While the horses were enjoying a beautiful summer day in the fields of Hanover Shoe Farms, farm employees got together for a picnic and a little bit of fun. To see the folks at Hanover away from their beloved horses, click on the video link below.
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Meadowlands talks up TrackMaster

on 06/27/2019 11:12 AM
Last week’s editions of “DRF Harness” and “Harness Racing Update” both included well-executed stories about the use of TrackMaster ratings by racing secretaries to create competitive, evenly-matched fields at an increasing number of harness tracks, and while the way the ratings are arrived at might not be clear – or even matter – to most handicappers, th...
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Melander hopes "it's easy being Green"

on 06/27/2019 11:11 AM
After watching Gimpanzee take care of business and remain undefeated earlier this week, trainer Marcus Melander turns his attention to two more of the sport’s top Hambletonian Stakes contenders, Greenshoe and Swedish-bred Green Manalishi, in Saturday’s $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Greenshoe, a perfect 3-for-3...
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First round of Maryland stakes held at Rosecroft

on 06/27/2019 9:43 AM
The first round of 3-year-old Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries wrapped up on Wednesday (June 26) at Ocean Downs with two splits each for pacing fillies and trotting colts and geldings. The trotting colts and geldings opened the card with Gaareat Gaazoo (Googoo Gaagaa) coming from the pocket to catch I Deliver at the wire in 2:02. Frank Milby was in the bike for owner Arlene Cameron. Richard Han...
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Almighty Johnson N takes Harrington feature

on 06/27/2019 9:42 AM
Nanticoke Racing Inc., Barry Spedden and Joshua Parker’s Almighty Johnson N ($16, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:56.1 winner in the $17,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   The New Zealand-import had a slow start to his domestic career, after finishing off the board in his first three starts. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding has quickly turned it around however, with t...
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Tattersalls catalog available for download

on 06/27/2019 8:43 AM
The catalog and past performances booklet for the Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale are now available and may be downloaded from the Tattersalls website,, or by using the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   The sale will be the final attraction of Meadowlands Pace weekend, as it will get underway in the track’s race paddock at 12 noon on Sunday, July 14.  ...
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Grand Swan edges Woodside Charm

on 06/27/2019 8:25 AM
With all eyes on harness racing’s 2018 two-year-old trotting filly of the year Woodside Charm making her seasonal debut, it was the Indiana-sired trotting filly Grand Swan who stole the show at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 26. Grand Swan, with driver, trainer LeWayne Miller in the bike, sat the pocket and trotted strong to the wire to nose out Woods...
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Love A Good Story quickest in NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/26/2019 9:44 PM
With most of the entrants in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old trotting fillies making their first career starts, there were a lot of questions to be asked about the ladies when they hit the starting gate at Buffalo Raceway. But when the dust had settled, four of them came up with the right answers on Wednesday night (June 26).   Love A Good Story was the quickest in the fou...
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He's Packin lowers mark to 1:50.4 at Philly

on 06/26/2019 6:51 PM
Unraced at two and slow to get going at three, He's Packin is beginning to show that Team Cancelliere's waiting on him may be worthwhile, as the sophomore posted his second straight win on Wednesday in Harrah's $14,000 featured pace, lowering his mark to 1:50.4. Andrew McCarthy sat fourth with the Western Ideal gelding out of Power Pack Hanover, whose own dam has produced six $200...
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Camera Lady pulls off shocker at Meadows

on 06/26/2019 6:49 PM
Dismissed at 15-1, Camera Lady blew by the 3-5 favorite, Touchamatic, down the backside and held on late to pull off the upset in Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Camera Lady was fifth down the backside when Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent her after Touchamatic, who had won eight of her last nine starts. The 5-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann V...
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