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Trotting Grace seeks three straight at Yonkers

on 06/22/2019 5:19 PM
Since Trotting Grace arrived on the east coast this spring, she’s quickly made a name for herself racing in the top conditions at Yonkers Raceway. The 4-year-old is 2-for-5 at the Hilltop and has a pair of runner-up finishes. Her last outing resulted in a victory in her Open Handicap debut, but trainer Travis Alexander thinks the mare is still improving. “I think her best races ar...
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Perfect day for Breakfast With The Babies

on 06/22/2019 5:16 PM
Breakfast With The Babies took place on a perfect Saturday morning at The Meadowlands. The sky was clear, breeze light, track fast and temperature in the 70's when the trotting fillies stepped onto the track to contest the first race at 10:00am. Panem (Andy Mc Carthy) took the opener in 158.2 / 29.1 after taking control from eventual third place finisher Winnerano (Trond Smedshammer) on t...
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Alex The Great captures Vernon Downs feature

on 06/22/2019 7:27 AM
Alex The Great (John MacDonald) takes the featured trot ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 21). Alex The Great ($5.40) jumped out of the gate and went to the lead with American JJ (Michael Miller) following in the pocket, as they hit the first quarter in :28.0.   Alex The Great controlled the race to the half in :58.0 and three-quarters in 1:26.0. Alex The Great, who is own...
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Atlanta, Fiftydallarbill "Graduate" at Big M

on 06/22/2019 7:24 AM
Atlanta and Fiftydallarbill were the impressive winners of the fourth and final leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night. The finals for both pacers and trotters take place on July 6 at the Big M.   Atlanta, the 2018 Hambletonian winner who trotted the fastest mile in Canadian harness racing history a week ago with a 1:50.2 clocking in the Arm...
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Sophomore pacers shine in stakes action at Hoosier

on 06/22/2019 7:19 AM
Indiana's top three-year-old pacing colts and fillies were in the spotlight at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 21 to square off in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action and did so in impressive fashion. The evening's 14-race card featured three $34,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and two $49,500 divisions for the three-year-old pa...
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Gigi From Figi wins Tioga Downs feature

on 06/21/2019 11:02 PM
Gigi From Figi wins the filies & mares featured pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 21). Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) put up all the early fractions (:27.0, :55.1, 1:23.2). Gigi From Figi ($4.60), who is owned by trainer Mike Deters with L. Barnett and J Spindler, followed in second the whole trip.  As they reached the stretch she came flying out of the pocket.&n...
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Glenferrie Blade A wins distaff at Yonkers

on 06/21/2019 10:31 PM
Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton, $17.20) picked off odds-on Twinkle (Brent Holland) nearing the line Friday night (June 21st), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.    Glenferrie Blade A, from post position No. 4, was away fourth as Twinkle was the lone leaver. The people’s preference, who went down the road a week ago, led her throu...
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Pat Matters trots in 1:53 Friday at Philly

on 06/21/2019 9:42 PM
A trio of $16,000 races for classclimbing younger horses served as the tri-features on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia – two for trotters, and one for pacing females. The faster trot saw a runaway winner in the Explosive Matter mare Pat Matters, who took a new lifetime mark of 1:53. A fast distaff (she got a check in the Kentucky Filly Futurity final last year) but one who...
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Make It A Double overpowers foes in Plainridge feature

on 06/21/2019 9:41 PM
Coming off a career year for wins and earnings in 2018, Make It A Double has already surpassed the victory total of last year and is well on his way towards the bank after winning the $12,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (June 21).   Leaving from post five, Make It A Double (Mark Athearn) rolled to the front, opened up a two-length advantage and di...
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Quincy Blue Chip, Winndevie to clash at Buffalo

on 06/21/2019 9:39 PM
The 3-year-old filly trotters will gather for two $57,600 events in the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 23) and there will be some interesting battles on the horizon.   The first division, set as the fifth race on the 15-race program that is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. is absolutely loaded with the six participants combining to win over $1 millio...
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Todd Schadel hot in PASS at Butler Fair

on 06/21/2019 9:37 PM
Todd Schadel, the defending North American UDR champion in the 300-499 starts category, came out roaring in his first Pennsylvania fair appearance of 2019, winning eight races during a two-day PA Fair Sire Stakes event at the Butler County Fairgrounds in this western Pennsylvania town on Thursday and Friday. Seven of those victories came during the three-year-old racing on Friday, with several f...
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Highalator tackles Grand Circuit foes in Ben Franklin elims

on 06/21/2019 12:40 PM
Silence is golden. At least it can be for Charlie Dombeck when it comes to Highalator.   “He leaves me speechless,” Dombeck said when discussing the 5-year-old stallion, who brings a five-race win streak to his Ben Franklin Pace elimination Saturday (June 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. “I don’t mind being speechless for another few weeks.”   ...
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NYSS freshman pacing fillies visit Monticello

on 06/21/2019 12:35 PM
On Monday June 24, 2 year old pacing fillies will visit Monticello Raceway, for the majority of the entries this will mark their first pari-mutuel start.  4 divisions of Sire Stakes will be contested, each with a purse of $26,500, 2 heats of the Excelsior A ($15,000) and a lone heat of the Excelsior B ($6,800)    Hidden Cove, will start from...
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Lewayne Miller drives 1,000th winner

on 06/21/2019 8:51 AM
Driver LeWayne Miller has had his share of big nights in his young driving career at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino but on Wednesday, June 20, Miller had one of his biggest.   Not only did Miller score five driving wins on the evening’s 14-race card, he also recorded his 1,000 career driving win. In addition, three of the five victories were recorded with horses...
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Con Air Hall takes Plainridge feature

on 06/20/2019 9:41 PM
It was deja vu all over again for Con Air Hall who, for the second week in a row, came from off the pace over a sloppy track to score another win in the $10,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (June 20).   Con Air Hall (Mitchell Cushing) got away third while Count On Rosey (Mike Stevenson) and Hs Marcia (Drew Campbell) settled in first and second on the...
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Plesac's 2YO Cake Daddy wins NYSS

on 06/20/2019 9:30 PM
New York Sire Stakes returned downstate Thursday night (June 20), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the moist $155,300 Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Three divisions—at $38,650 each—and a finale—at $39,350—comprised the event, which once again honored the memory of the Raceway’s long-tome corporate controller and which saw all frosh...
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Jim Taggart Jr. wins 5 at Monticello

on 06/20/2019 7:01 PM
On Thursday afternoon June 20, Jim Taggart Jr. put on a driving clinic and won 5 races on the Monticello Raceway card, Taggart didn’t get hot until race 5 where he drove TKR’S Metro Specs to victory in 1:58.2 and returned a $8.70-win pari mutuel.  Next up was College Hanover ($2.40) who scored a 5-length wire to wire win in 1:57 for trainer Richard Dunn....
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Gold Medal Swan wins third in a row

on 06/20/2019 6:58 PM
On “Trottin’ Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia, the Swan For All gelding Gold Medal Swan extended his winning streak to three races, closing for a 1:54.1 victory before a storm hit the area. Driver David Miller got the winner of $180,446 fourth as 72-1 shot Tough Mac bolted from post eight to the quarter in :26.3; by the time that one had moderated the half to :56.2, Ca...
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Read about Greenshoe in new Preview!

on 06/20/2019 4:01 PM
We’ve moved from one big stakes night to the preview for another! On Saturday The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will play host to a flurry of eliminations for its June 29 Sun Stakes Saturday program. Among those starting in eliminations for the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial is the sensational 3-year-old trotting colt Greenshoe. In the latest edition of the FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, traine...
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Maryland horseman Carl Thompson dies

on 06/20/2019 3:50 PM
Maryland horseman Carl E. Thompson passed away Wednesday, June 19, after a lengthy battle with dementia.   Mr. Thompson lived his whole life on the farm where he was born and raised. His two passions were his family and his horses. He was known by family and friends as a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle.   His life was racing horses, and until he...
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