Filion sweeps "The Beach"; Atlanta, Lather Up prevail in Graduate

on 06/01/2019 10:31 PM
The stars were out Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the Somebeachsomewhere and Graduate Series.   A group of 16 three-year-old pacers, 13 of them eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup, were split into two $80,000 Somebeachsomewhere divisions. The Graduate Series for four-year-olds saw a pair of $99,000 dashes contested with an overflow field of 12 in the pacing division an...
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JD Perrin gets 1,000th training victory

on 06/01/2019 10:28 PM
Trainer JD Perrin reached the 1,000 career win mark when Cheyenne Louie posted a $15.20 victory in the 10th race at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 1).   Since 2014, Perrin has had three training titles at Buffalo Raceway and four at Batavia Downs along with several second place finishes on the Western New York circuit.   Things started out slowly for the 34-year-ol...
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Pick-5 returns 32K at Big M

on 06/01/2019 10:02 PM
One lucky player betting on the Meadowlands at the Western New York OTB hub cashed in for $32,091.10 after hitting the 50-Cent Pick-5 at the conclusion of the fifth race Saturday night. The winning numbers were 6-2-3-9-2.   After the first four races were won by horses with odds of 15-1, 11-1, 58-1 and 6-1, Smileandsaycheese scored as the 1-5 favorite to complete the Pick-5.   ...
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Brent Davis razor sharp in Billings win at The Meadows

on 06/01/2019 10:00 PM
Brent "Clipper" Davis was razor sharp at The Meadows Saturday, keeping Beatrice alive outside as the duo captured a $10,000 leg of the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Trot.   Davis and Beatrice were out before the half to start their sustained drive . . .  and even wider in the stretch.   "At the three-eighths, a guy behind me came early, and I just wanted to ma...
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Keystone Abbey wins Currier & Ives at The Meadows

on 06/01/2019 9:53 PM
Pouncing on a late miscue by the leader, Keystone Abbey avoided the breaker and poured through the lane to capture Saturday's $70,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows. It was the fourth straight victory for the daughter of Cantab Hall-Miss Aultsville, who previously swept three divisions in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series.   Keystone Abbey inherited...
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Meadowlands babies: more Melander talent

on 06/01/2019 3:23 PM
The season opener of the popular Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) sponsored by Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms kicked off the 2-year-old season at The Meadowlands this morning under perfect conditions. The track was fast, the temperature in the 70s and no discernible wind when they began at 10:00 A.M. Trainer Marcus Melander and crew were back at it early after a big night with Greenshoe win...
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The Wall upsets in Camluck Classic

on 06/01/2019 8:12 AM
The Wall pulled off a 12-1 upset in rein to Joe Bongiorno in the $157,000 Camluck Classic Invitational, presented by Seelster Farms, which closed out the meet at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday night (May 31). Trained by Nick Surick for owner J L Benson Stables, the five-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere made his move in the backstretch after avoiding trouble in the first turn...
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Greenshoe wins NJSS 3YOCT final in 1:50.2

on 06/01/2019 8:06 AM
One week after an incredible start to his 3-year-old campaign, Greenshoe was even more remarkable Friday night, trotting the fastest mile of the year in the sport of 1:50.2 in taking the $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for colts and geldings at the Meadowlands, and in the process, stamped himself as one of the primary contenders for the Aug. 3 Hambletonian.   The son of Father Pat...
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Taco Tuesday wins Vernon Downs feature

on 05/31/2019 11:50 PM
Taco Tuesday (Leon Bailey) takes the Vernon Downs featured trot ($7,000) on Friday (May 31). Taco Tuesday ($6.40) battled Shivered (John MacDonald) for the lead.  He would take over as he hit the first quarter in (:29.4).  He continued to lead hitting the half in 1:00 and controlling to three-quarters in 1:28.3. Taco Tuesday, who is owned by Vincent Laurenzo and trained...
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Truth And Liberty wins Tioga Downs feature

on 05/31/2019 11:48 PM
Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) charges late to capture the featured Fillies & Mares Open 1 ($10,000) on Friday (May 31). Well Said Maria (Aaron Byron) carved out all the early fractions (:27.2, :56.2, 1:25.0). Truth And Liberty ($7.30), who is owned by Fairy Horsemother Stables and trained by Simons, was eighth after the first quarter and nine lengths back.  She still found ...
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Nows The Moment dominant in Plainridge open trot

on 05/31/2019 9:27 PM
After finishing second twice in five previous top-class trot attempts at Plainridge Park this year, Nows The Moment got the job done on Friday (May 31) as he won the $16,000 Open Handicap at The Ridge on a beautiful spring afternoon.   Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) left the best of the three who opted to and took the lead position before the quarter that went in :27.1. Soon after, an...
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Castle Flight records fastest mile of 2019 season at Hoosier

on 05/31/2019 9:24 PM
Setting a new standard for horses of all gait at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Castle Flight recorded not only the fastest mile in the country thus far this season, but also tied the overall track record of 1:47:2 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday, May 31. The 1:47:2 was originally established by Sweet Lou in 2014.   Driven by LeWayne Miller, Castle Flight upset the competitive ...
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Majestic Kat claws the field at Buffalo

on 05/31/2019 9:21 PM
"She's really sharp right now," said driver Jim Morrill Jr. after he guided Majestic Kat ($2.70) to an easy two length victory over Lougazi in Buffalo Raceway's featured $13,000 Open Trot on Friday night (May 31).   It was the second straight win for Majestic Kat who arrived back in Western New York after just registering a 2-1/4 length score at Flamboro Downs on May...
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Youth Foundation ready for summer tour

on 05/31/2019 1:53 PM
It’s June which means time for fun with Harness Horse Youth Foundation's (HHYF) stable of Trottingbreds! The new truck is “decaled up,” the trailer is packed, the horses are gathered from their spring training, and the assistants are ready!   “From the volunteers who condition the horses to the host location preparation and generous sponsors, HHYF is very l...
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Former harness trainer Roger Stein dies

on 05/31/2019 12:32 PM
The Los Angeles Times has reported that Roger Stein, a harness and thoroughbred trainer who became a Southern California institution through his radio show, died Friday morning after a long illness. He was 65. Stein quit training 10 years ago because of complications from diabetes, neuropathy and other medical issues but continued to do his radio show, which lasted 29 ½ years. His ...
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Sintra, Trump Nation scratched from Camluck

on 05/31/2019 10:59 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson has posted to social media that Sintra, who was set to compete in tonight's Camluck Classic at Western Fair in London, Ont., has been scratched. Jamieson's wife, Stephanie, trains Sintra. Jamieson posted: "To everyone hoping to see #Sintra win the #CamluckClassic , you will have to wait one more year! He has developed a wall separation, and won’t be abl...
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World tourney complete; Gingras second

on 05/31/2019 10:25 AM
On the strength of two wins on the final day of competition, Rick Ebbinge of The Netherlands captured the 2019 World Driving Championship held in racetracks across Sweden.   Ebbinge, 35, has been a professional driver in The Netherlands for 15 years. This is his first World Driving Championship title and he's the first driver from The Netherlands to win the WDC. The win of the Wor...
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Swandre The Giant cruises in '19 debut

on 05/31/2019 10:13 AM
Swandre The Giant won his 2019 debut on Thursday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park, capturing a $48,000 Indiana Sires Stakes division by 5 lengths in 1:54 over a track rated sloppy.   Ricky Macomber Jr. handled the driving assignment on Swandre The Giant and put him on the lead just past the opening quarter. The son of Swan For All had no challengers, trotting his final quarter in :28....
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Big barbeque Saturday am in Grabill, Ind.

on 05/31/2019 9:01 AM
The Amish community in Indiana is rallying around one of its own and selling 7,000 pounds of barbeque chicken on Saturday morning.   If you are anywhere near the Grabill area, beginning around 5-5:30 a.m. on Saturday, barbeque chicken will be available for purchase at the Miller's Country Store on Roth Rd. A fleet of vans will also be delivering the chicken to other nearby area...
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Aces And Eighths overcomes 13-length deficit

on 05/31/2019 8:47 AM
A trio of $12,000 condition races that included one pace and two trots, headlined the card at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (May 30) and when the dust had settled, two of them provided some handsome returns.     In the pacing edition, Legal Power (Shawn Gray) took an early lead and dictated the entire mile. After going :27, :55.4 and 1:23.4 without anyone getting closer t...
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