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DD Delicious, Zero Tolerance win NYSS

on 06/10/2019 7:57 PM
Tioga Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Monday (June 10). DD Delicious (Jim Morrill Jr.) came flying late to capture the $57,600 first division while Zero Tolerance (David Miller) cruised to an easy win in the $56,500 second division.   In the opener, So Awesome (Tim Tetrick) was the big favorite and went to the fro...
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Cue Hall takes Meadows Open Trot

on 06/10/2019 7:53 PM
Parked through a grueling :26.4 opening panel, Cue Hall found more in the lane and captured Monday’s (June 10) $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   As if that demanding start weren’t enough, Cue Hall had to withstand an extended uncovered challenge from heavy favorite Bluebird Jesse, who had won four of his last five.   Nevertheless, the 7-year-old son of ...
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Gaitway 2YOs: Burke wins 5, DiDomenico 3, Miller 3

on 06/10/2019 3:29 PM
The last time trainer Scott DiDomenico qualified 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm, it seemed dark clouds followed him at every turn. Of the eight horses he sent into action that morning last June, one posted a win and only one other finished better than fifth.   “It was kind of a beatdown day,” DiDomeninco said.   On Monday, there were dark clouds — literally, ...
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New England amateur drivers donate to STA

on 06/10/2019 1:18 PM
The New England Amateur Drivers Club (NEAHDC), based at Plainridge Racecourse, is donating $2,000 to the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) to help in accreditation and granting to programs caring for off the track Standardbreds.  The club, which has several dozen members, competes in one to two races each week at Plainridge; drivers donate their five percent commissions to cha...
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Maple Leafs' Connor Brown NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/10/2019 10:17 AM
Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce Connor Brown, Toronto Maple Leafs forward, as this year’s drawmaster for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The post-position draw and media conference for the Pepsi North America Cup will take place Tuesday, beginning at noon, at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Born in Etobicoke, Brown has played in all 82 regular season g...
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Millies Possesion 5-for-5 after PA All Stars win

on 06/10/2019 8:37 AM
Millies Possesion remained undefeated in five career starts, while The Ice Dutchess set a North American season’s record as the two most impressive winners in four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old trotting fillies Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Possess The Will–Fashion Athena filly Millies Possesion led the field settle past ...
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Quincy Blue Chip sets Saratoga record in NYSS

on 06/09/2019 9:33 PM
New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) action took center stage on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel as 3-year-old trotting fillies were featured. There were two divisions for sophomore fillies that went for purses of $90,050 and $88,450 and driver Jim Morrill Jr. swept the co-features. Quincy Blue Chip (Chapter Seven-Sirenuse-Cantab Hall) was fresh off a win in the Empire Breeders Classic f...
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Decoy three-peats at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 06/09/2019 9:29 PM
Fresh off back-to-back wins, Decoy ($4.20) proved much the best in Sunday afternoon’s $18,000 featured top-level pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia, sprinting off late in a dominant pillar-to-post 1:49.4 win. Daniel Dubé put the 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere son in play from the outset, and the pair seated Machiavelli (George Napolitano Jr.) in the pocket through a :26.4...
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The Downtown Bus upsets in Graduate

on 06/09/2019 9:23 PM
The Downtown Bus (Tim Tetrick) charged late to win a leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers at Tioga Downs on Sunday. The five-eighths oval hosted two divisions of the Graduate Series for pacers and trotters. All divisions raced for a purse of $50,000. In the first division for pacers all eyes were on the two favorites, Courtly Choice (David Miller) and Lather Up (Montrell T...
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Only Take Cash, Pure Chance score in OSS 3FTs

on 06/09/2019 7:49 AM
Only Take Cash and Pure Chance both captured their respective $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions on a tepid Saturday night at Northfield Park. Set early in the 16-race card, the two OSS contests for 3-year-old trotting distaffs were the preamble events to the $200,000 Battle Of Lake Erie. Only Take Cash, last year’s 2-year-old Ohio Sires Stake champion, took her division handi...
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Caviart Luca, Will Take Charge win Yonkers opens

on 06/09/2019 7:40 AM
A pocketed Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $7.50) and an off-the-pace Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton, $12.80) were the Saturday night standouts, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $44,000 Open Handicaps.   It was a night where only eight drivers were programmed, so everyone was put to work in all 10 races.   From post position No. 4 in the weekly pacing feature, ...
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Callahan wins 6 at Big M; Pick 5 pays $72,000

on 06/09/2019 7:33 AM
Favorites failed in every leg of the 50-Cent Pick-5 at the Meadowlands Saturday night and that suited two shrewd handicappers – one wagering into the Elite Turf Club hub and the other in the Catskills – just fine. With a carryover of $30,928 serving as the catalyst for $177,835 in new money wagered, there was quite a bit of buzz for Pick-5 players, who, as it turned out,...
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None Bettor A best in Battle Of Lake Erie

on 06/09/2019 7:27 AM
None Bettor A ($6.60), a newcomer from Down Under continues to take the U.S. by storm, winning the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie in 1:49. The 1:49 clocking tied the all-age track record at Northfield Park.    Saturday’s victory marks the sixth straight sub-1:50 victory for the 6-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding.  Bettor’s Delight had a great ...
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Highalator holds on in Great Northeast

on 06/08/2019 11:34 PM
Highalator, a horse who loves to win, especially at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, was pushed to the hilt by a game Hitman Hill, but persevered to equal Rodeo Rock’s fastest mile of the local scene, 1:49, in taking a $30,000 division of the Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) for fast-class pacers on Saturday night. Rick Still had the son of Somebeachsomewhere away in good order, ...
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Treacherous Reign, Warrawee Ubeaut take Fan Hanover elims

on 06/08/2019 11:30 PM
 Sophomore pacing fillies battled on Saturday night’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the eliminations of the Fan Hanover.   A group of 19 three-year-old pacing fillies were split into a pair of $35,000 eliminations. The top-five finishers from each advanced to next week’s $454,000 final.   Treacherous Reign overcame a post-10 start to win the fir...
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Bay Rum wins 6th straight at Vernon

on 06/08/2019 11:27 PM
Bay Rum (Howard Parker) captured the feature pace ($6,000) at Vernon Downs on Saturday. Bay Rum ($3.30) took over the lead from Brookdale Bruiser before hitting the first quarter in :28.2.  Bay Rum continued the lead into a half of :57.2 and three-quarters in 1:23.4. Bay Rum, who is owned by Glasser Racing LLC and trained by Homer Hochstetler, got stronger in the s...
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Bettor’s Wish, Workin Ona Mystery win NA Cup elims

on 06/08/2019 11:19 PM
The field is set for the 36th Pepsi North America Cup following a pair of $50,000 eliminations on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Bettor’s Wish and Workin Ona Mystery captured the elimination contests to earn the right to select their post-position in the $1 million final. The top-five finishers from each split advanced to Canada’s richest Standard...
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Philly Hanover’s 1:49.2 in PASS 3FP sets Meadows TR

on 06/08/2019 8:08 PM
Philly Hanover barreled to the lead at the quarter and didn’t stop pouring it on until she set a track record 1:49.2 in Saturday’s $168,074 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Sylph Hanover and Odds On St Lucie taking the other splits. Dexter Dunn enjoyed a PASS double b...
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Drew Campbell wins 5,000th career race

on 06/08/2019 4:04 PM
When last seen at Scarborough Downs, Drew Campbell was busy piecing together a dominant six-win performance last Sunday, an effort that left the man in orange and black six wins shy of registering the 5,000th victory lap of his prodigious career. After a week spent campaigning at Bangor Raceway and Plainridge Park, Campbell fittingly reappeared at the Downs, the venue where he has enjoyed the ma...
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Engblom has 6 winners at Breakfast with the Babies

on 06/08/2019 1:47 PM
Per Engblom’s stable got off to a strong start at Saturday’s second edition of Breakfast with the Babies at The Meadowlands, and kept the good times rolling through the morning. Engblom won six times, dominating the eight-race trotting portion of the card for 2-year-olds.   “It was a very good day,” Engblom said. “I thought we had prepared them good enoug...
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