OHHA charity night a big success

on 06/26/2019 12:57 PM
It was an exciting Saturday evening on June 22 when 20 charities participated in the seventh annual Charity Night at the Races, held at Eldorado Gaming at Scioto Downs hosted by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA). The participants of each charity were invited to join OHHA trackside for a meal and enjoy an evening of racing. Ohio horsemen and many OHHA Board members host...
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2YO Keystone Dash 1:54.2 PcD winner

on 06/26/2019 12:55 PM
The Sweet Lou–Keystone Dawn two-year-old pacing colt Keystone Dash set a North American season’s record for his division as he dashed to a 1:54.2 victory in a morning baby qualifying race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Keystone Dash went right to the lead and posted equal halves of :57.1 while in control to the wire. Keystone Dash’s trainer and driver may surprise some ...
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Lynch finalist Stonebridge Soul surprises

on 06/26/2019 9:46 AM
There was a time last year when it looked as though Stonebridge Soul would not make it to the races until, perhaps, late in the season. But the then 2-year-old filly pacer turned the corner in late spring and by the end of her campaign was a Grand Circuit stakes winner. “A very pleasant surprise,” co-owner Bob Mondillo said about Stonebridge Soul, who competes in Saturday’s (Jun...
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Gimpanzee cruises in NYSS at Yonkers

on 06/26/2019 8:39 AM
His disciples couldn’t touch him at the windows and his rivals couldn’t touch him on the track.   To the surprise of no one, Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) strolled around Yonkers Raceway early Tuesday evening (June 25th), winning the non-betting division of the $165,499 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Gimpanzee’s publi...
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Call For Justice edges Chef Lee at Meadows

on 06/25/2019 8:29 PM
Call For Justice launched a relentless uncovered bid down the backside and wore down Chef Lee in deep stretch to capture Tuesday’s (June 25) co-feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 conditioned trot. Call For Justice was fourth when Dave Palone sent him after Chef Lee. The 7-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika’s Mazurka gradually eroded the lead and downed Chef Lee by a half-length in ...
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3YO filly Golden Tricks trots to 1:54 score

on 06/25/2019 8:25 PM
The Trixton sophomore filly Golden Tricks, developing rapidly for the Åke Svanstedt stable, won her second straight race and lowered her lifetime speed mark to 1:54 in winning the $15,000 featured trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono during the Tuesday twilight card. Eric Carlson got the catch-driving assignment from Svanstedt and kept the winner in the second half of the field to th...
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Delishka N snags third Harrington win

on 06/25/2019 8:22 PM
Delishka N (Allan Davis, $4.80) notched a 1:52.3 win in the featured $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington. The Wayne Givens-trainee picked up her third win of the meet and sixth win of the season for owners Legacy Racing, Nanticoke Racing, Reggie Hazzard and Gary Calloway. Delishka followed pacesetter Artrageous until the home stretch and would surge by Artrageous for her 21st career...
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Can-Am Pick 4 takes week off

on 06/25/2019 8:20 PM
Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all horseplayers that the ‘Can-Am Pick 4’ wager between Woodbine Mohawk Park and The Meadowlands has been suspended for this Friday (June 28).   The one-week suspension of the wager is due to a change to this Friday’s post time at Woodbine Mohawk Park and a 14-race card at The Meadowlands.   The wager is scheduled to resum...
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Marion Marauder defending Cleveland title

on 06/25/2019 5:26 PM
Northeast Ohio’s premier trotting race, the Cleveland Trotting Classic, will go to post Saturday (June 29) at MGM Northfield Park.  This will be the fifth edition of the Classic and it carries a purse of $175,000.   The Grand Circuit event has again attracted the best veteran trotters in North America. It has been slated as the 12th event on a 16-race program. First race pos...
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McWicked tries for third Franklin title

on 06/25/2019 3:24 PM
No horse has ever captured multiple Ben Franklin Pace trophies, and elimination winners Western Fame and Lather Up are among the group of eight older male pacers that will try to keep returning champion McWicked from becoming the first. Western Fame is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s (June 29) $500,000 Ben Franklin final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono while Lather Up is the...
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Ont. horseman Callie Rankin dies at 69

on 06/25/2019 2:42 PM
The southern Ontario harness racing community lost one of its longstanding members this past weekend as horseman William ‘Callie’ Rankin passed away on Monday (June 24) at the age of 69.   Rankin drove more than 3,700 winners over the course of his career. Horses that he drove earned over $9 million in career purses. Rankin, of Dundas, Ont., also carved out a...
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Sebastian K filly fastest in Philly qualifiers

on 06/25/2019 2:30 PM
Most of the better two-year-olds at this time are beginning their pari-mutuel careers, but a Tuesday morning freshman qualifying session at Harrah’s Philadelphia still unveiled a few winners, mostly first-time, worth looking for in the near future. There were two divisions of males and two of females on the trotting side, and the fastest winner, the Sebastian K S – Carla filly Kno...
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Entries closing soon for Buckeye Classic

on 06/25/2019 9:49 AM
The Hoosier Classic Sale Company has issued a “final call” for yearling entries at the fifth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale. The Buckeye Classic, scheduled for Sept. 24, is held at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield OH and is open to ALL foals of 2018. Contracts are available upon request by calling the Hoosier Classic Sale Company at 574-825-4610.
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Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs?

on 06/25/2019 8:33 AM
According to news reports, Woodstock 50, a celebration of the legendary Woodstock music festival held on farm fields near Monticello Raceway, will be held at Vernon Downs.   Jeff Gural, the managing member of American Racing and Entertainment, which owns Vernon Downs, said “The ball is in their court,” referring to the Woodstock 50 organizer. "We’d like to see it ...
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Forbidden Trade, Southwind Avenger win OSS

on 06/25/2019 8:29 AM
There were no surprises at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night as favorites Forbidden Trade and Southwind Avenger delivered impressive victories in the second Gold Series event of the three-year-old trotting colt season. In the first $107,200 division driver Bob McClure eased Forbidden Trade away from Post 1 and was content to watch from seventh as Cool Clifford and Dream Nation battled to a...
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2YOFP Cash Roll fastest NYSS winner

on 06/24/2019 8:30 PM
Cash Roll’s young resume has been impressive. Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway she extended her streak of perfection in her $26,500 Sire Stakes division. The 7-5 favorite started from post 6 with Scott Zeron aboard and cut the mile through splits of 29.2. 59.2 1:28.4. She paced her last quarter in 27.4 to trip the timer in 1:56.3 ($4.30) in the fast mile of t...
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2YOFP Rockmatic 1:54.2 PcD winner

on 06/24/2019 8:27 PM
Rockmatic, after a 1:59 qualifying win at Philly, made a more-than-successful purse debut at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Monday twilight card, as her victory in 1:54.2 in a $13,000 contest not only obviously lowered own her own mark, but also beat the North American season’s record for two-year-old pacing fillies on 5/8-mile tracks by a full second. Simon Allard got the daugh...
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Bo Mach takes Plainridge feature

on 06/24/2019 8:24 PM
The strip at the 'Ridge was in fine form on Monday afternoon (June 24) and the feature race was evidence of that as Bo Mach went the best mile of his life in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park to register his third consecutive win.   Bo Mach (Mitchell Cushing) led the field to the quarter in a brisk :26.4 before giving up the front to Sir Pugsley (Shawn Gray) who ...
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Wichita Lineman wins third straight

on 06/24/2019 8:22 PM
Gary Simpson's Wichita Lineman ($25, Art Stafford Jr.) won his third straight race Monday, this time in the featured $20,000 Open at Harrington Raceway. Just like he did in his previous two wins, the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding received a two-hole trip, stalking pacesetter Late Main N throughout before surging to the lead in the stretch. Sicily was second, while Q's C...
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Classicality captures Meadows trot feature

on 06/24/2019 7:06 PM
Despite fronting the first quarter in a contested :26.3, Classicality retook past the quarter and won comfortably in Monday’s (June 24) $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Brian Zendt handled Classicality confidently, and the 9-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding rewarded him by scoring powerfully in 1:53.3, two lengths better than Dayson, who rallied from...
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