Marvalous Jet scores in Tioga mare feature

on 06/15/2019 8:25 AM
Marvalous Jet (Mike Merton) captured the featured fillies and mares pace ($10,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 14).     Gigi From Figi (Wally Hennessey) put up all the early fractions (:27.0, 55.4, 1;23.3).  Gold Star Mysti (Corey Braden) went first-over and battled Gigi From Figi all the way around the final turn. Marvalous Jet ($14.20), who is owned by trainer...
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Only Passing Thru edges Taco Tuesday at Vernon

on 06/15/2019 8:22 AM
Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) captured the featured trot ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 14).   Taco Tuesday (John MacDonald) put up all the early fractions (:27.3, :57.1, 1:25.3). Only Passing Thru ($7.20), who is owned by Diane Whittemore and trained by Marissa Chadbourne, was four lengths back in third after three-quarters. Only Passing Thru and Taco Tuesd...
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OSS 3FP to Rose Run Uptowngal, Rylee Roo

on 06/15/2019 8:19 AM
A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes tests for 3-year-old pacing fillies brought forth impressive performances despite unseasonably cool weather under clear skies at Scioto Downs on Friday, June 14.   In the first OSS division 3-1 Rose Run Uptowngal and driver Chris Page took advantage of a costly break made by 1-2 favorite Queen Of The Pride (Tony Hall) in the early going.  The daugh...
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Highalator, Guardian Angel As win at Meadowlands

on 06/15/2019 8:17 AM
Highalator and Guardian Angel As extended their respective winning streaks in style Friday night in the co-features at the Meadowlands.   Highalator won for fifth time in six Meadowlands starts this year, displaying some versatility in coming from off the pace to win Leg 3 of the Golden Receiver series for pacers for driver Ricky Still and trainer Jenny Bier.   The 5-year-o...
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Sortie Hanover scores at Plainridge

on 06/14/2019 9:09 PM
The feature race at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (June 14) was the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot and Sortie Hanover made a bold move to capture the winner’s share.   Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) left from post seven and took an early lead. But he soon surrendered that spot to Lindy The Great (Drew Monti) who recovered from an early break to rally to the front by the ha...
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Osterc's 1:52.2 leads PASS 3CT

on 06/14/2019 9:04 PM
A preview of next week’s Beal Trot eliminations at Pocono and the big jewel, the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands on August 3, was certainly on display during competition among Pennsylvania-sired three-year-old trotting colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Three divisions of the third preliminary round for the Sire Stakes and four sections of Stallion Series action prod...
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Can Caviart Ally challenge Shartin N?

on 06/14/2019 4:23 PM
Caviart Ally will take aim at ending Shartin N’s rule over the older pacing mare division when the two again spar in the $330,000 Roses Are Red final on Saturday's Pepsi North America Cup night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   “We’re going to take her on,” said Brett Pelling, who started training Caviart Ally after her original trainer Noel Daley returned ho...
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Stars out in force Saturday at Mohawk Park

on 06/14/2019 12:24 PM
The 3-year-old pacers in Saturday’s $1 million North America Cup will enjoy center stage at Woodbine Mohawk Park but the card’s supporting cast includes its share of star power too, such as No. 1-ranked Shartin N, returning Horse of the Year McWicked, and additional award winners Atlanta, Emoticon Hanover, Forbidden Trade, Hannelore Hanover, Jimmy Freight, Kissin In The Sand, Tall Dr...
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Horseman Jim Beanblossom dies

on 06/14/2019 12:20 PM
Horseman James “Jim” Beanblossom, 86, passed away peacefully at Norton Hospital, in Louisville, Ky., surrounded by his family on June 12.   He was born February 28, 1933, in Laconia, Indiana, to Kenneth and Daisy Timberlake Beanblossom, at the same home that he would later share with his wife and raise his family in.   Jim retired from Motor Convoy in 1991,...
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Al-Mar-Got A Fever brings 4-race streak into open

on 06/14/2019 10:36 AM
When Al-Mar-Got A Fever came to Scott Di Domenico’s barn, the trainer was skeptical. Although the 5-year-old mare built an impressive resume in the Midwest, winning 12 of 48 starts and earning $226,231 while racing primarily in the barn of Steven Carter, Di Domenico knows doing it against top competition in New York is a tougher task.   Despite his early reservations, Al-Mar-Got A F...
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Plunge Blue Chip scratched from Armbro Flight

on 06/14/2019 10:21 AM
The complexion of Saturday’s (June 15) C$256,000 Armbro Flight final changed with the scratch of one mare that will open the door for Ontario-based Dream Together to compete. Trot Insider has learned that Dream Together will line up from post position nine after the scratch of Plunge Blue Chip. Randy Waples has been listed to drive Dream Together, who finished sixth in her elimination....
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Last call for Summer Mixed Sale entries

on 06/14/2019 9:18 AM
Tattersalls Sales Co. reminds horsemen and women that the catalog for the Summer Mixed Sale is ready to close, so entries should be submitted to the sales company or with one’s agent as soon as possible.   The sale will be conducted at the Meadowlands on July 14, the Sunday following the track’s premier night of racing that includes the Meadowlands Pace and seven other maj...
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Con Air Hall cruises in Plainridge feature

on 06/14/2019 12:24 AM
After matching his lifetime mark in an April win at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Con Air Hall had not been able to come close to that performance in the months since. But that all changed on Thursday when the 6 year old got his game back on track and romped in the $10,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park.     Con Air Hall (Mitchell Cushing) dropp...
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NYSS 3CPs in action Sunday at Tioga

on 06/13/2019 7:55 PM
Tioga Downs will host three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Father’s Day Sunday. Hickfromfrenchlick (Mark MacDonald) is the 5-2 morning line favorite In the first division ($38,900).  The 3-year-old colt by So Surreal is owned by trainer Ray Schnittker along with Nolamaura Racing, and Thomas Spatorico.  He has two ...
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PA fair circuit gets underway Saturday

on 06/13/2019 7:51 PM
The 2019 Pennsylvania fair circuit starts up this Saturday and Sunday in this northwest Pennsylvania town, outside of Erie, with 2 and 3 year olds competing in Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes action, both days starting at noon – the freshmen on Saturday, and the sophomores on Sunday. Enough 2 year olds have entered to allow for nine races on Saturday. Four of t...
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Scirocco Rob holds on in Philly feature

on 06/13/2019 7:48 PM
The Explosive Matter gelding Scirocco Rob was pointed to the front of the pack by David Miller in the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, and the winner of $324,173 never looked back in a 1:53.1 victory. Showing a recent win in this class and sent off as the 4-5 favorite, Scirocco Rob was parked most of the :27.3 first quarter to get the lead, then got ...
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Osprey Blue Chip springs 21-1 Saratoga shocker

on 06/13/2019 4:27 PM
Osprey Blue Chip (American Ideal) is in the midst of her best stretch since coming to Saratoga Casino Hotel a couple seasons ago. A winner of four of her last seven starts leading up to Thursday afternoon’s feature at the Spa, Osprey Blue Chip was assigned the rail for her second try in the local Open for fillies and mares. Brett Crawford picked up the catch-drive for trainer Lisa Zabielsk...
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NA Cup Night in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/13/2019 4:08 PM
All eyes on Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend as Saturday night’s blockbuster card includes the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Nancy Johansson explained to Gordon Waterstone about Captain Crunch’s break in the elimination—he was still game enough to finish fifth—and what she expects in the final. Also, Yannic...
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Ohio horseman Tony Raber dies at 89

on 06/13/2019 3:43 PM
Tony L. Raber, 89, of Strasburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 11, in the New Dawn Retirement Center. Born March 10, 1930 in Stone Creek, he was a son of the late Jesse and Pearl Mizer Raber. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gene, Cy and Dennis; and three sisters, Helen Stephen, Okie and Sally Hiles. Mr. Raber was a retired Brick Mason, having worked for many different contractors t...
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Great Northeast Series Sunday at Pocono, Philly

on 06/13/2019 3:21 PM
The Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) continues this Sunday with a pair of $30,000 events, an open pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia in the afternoon and an open trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono at night. In the pacing event, Rockin Ron is listed as the 5-2 favorite to get his first win of 2019 after several good tries against high-class company. The career earner of $1,618,365 was ...
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