Dijon surprises in Elitlopp; Propulsion finishes 4th

on 05/26/2019 12:12 PM
Despite starting from post position 8 in the second elimination, the French entry Dijon advanced to the final of the Elitlopp and then surprisingly wired the field to capture the famous one-mile sprint held at the Solvalla track in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon. The victory was the 13th of Dijon's career.   Raced under gray skies after rain turned the track sloppy but firm, the...
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Bettor's Wish cruises by six in Rooney

on 05/26/2019 8:11 AM
As a yearling, Bettor’s Wish sold for all of $20,000. "But he’s not a $20,000 horse anymore.”   So said co-owner and trainer Chris Ryder Saturday night (May 25th) after his charge—and driver Deter Dunn—made short work of Yonkers Raceway’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace. It was Kiwis on Parade during a cool and windy Westchester evening.   ...
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Bestseller Hanover upsets in Lismore

on 05/26/2019 8:08 AM
Bestseller Hanover (Jason Bartlett, $14.20) finished what she started Saturday night (May 25th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $109,234 Lismore for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   From position No. 5, she led through intervals of :28.2, :58, 1:25.3 and 1:54.4, choosing a correct evening for first seasonal victory. En route, she hooked 1-10 favorite Queen of the Pride (Jordan Strat...
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Callahan wins four at Meadowlands

on 05/26/2019 8:06 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands belonged to Corey Callahan – aka ‘The Captain’ – as he drove four winners on the 13-race card. Callahan’s big night began in Race 5 with his most impressive performer, as None Bettor A – from the hot Jennifer Bongiorno barn – scored in a high-class conditioned pace in a sizzling 1:48.4. None Bettor A has now won four ...
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Best Of Show, Century Farroh win OSS

on 05/26/2019 8:03 AM
There are developmental milestones in every young horse’s career and Saturday night’s (May 25) Gold Series season opener at Woodbine Mohawk Park was a significant one for the province’s best three-year-old pacing colts. Over the next three weeks, the top colts in North America will gather at the Campbellville, ON oval for the Somebeachsomewhere stake and the Pepsi North Amer...
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Wally Hennessey drives 5 winners at Tioga

on 05/25/2019 11:11 PM
Wally Hennessey drove five winners at Tioga Downs on Saturday (May 25). Hennessey got his wins with Groovey Kid ($4.90), Crazy Every Time ($2.60), Itsnoproblemman ($2.10), Soho Hanover ($3.90), and Music Is Art ($2.30). Freddie Mac (Mike Merton) won the featured trot ($12,000). Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron) carved out all the early fractions (:27.1, :56.3, 1:24.4). Fre...
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Hitman Hill edges Rockin Ron at Pocono

on 05/25/2019 11:09 PM
On a night not kind to favorites most of the way, 7-1 shot Hitman Hill caught 6-5 favorite Rockin Ron in the final strides for a neck win in 1:50.1 in the $21,500 featured pace Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Hitman Hill did some of the work to undo the favorite, forcing him to remain two-wide for 3/16 before clearing to the lead before a brutal :25.3 opener. Rockin Ron got...
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Rose Run Ranger scores at Buffalo

on 05/25/2019 10:45 PM
Rose Run Ranger ($10.60) usually finds success on the front end but he had no trouble in reversing his role to the closer on Saturday night (May 25) and it paid off with a win in the $12,000 Class AA pace at Buffalo Raceway. The front-stepping Fireyourguns (Mike Caprio) returned to action after a year layoff and immediately went to his typical spot, setting the pace. While Rose Run Ranger set...
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Lather Up big 1:49 winner at Mohawk

on 05/25/2019 10:39 PM
Lather Up returned to the scene of his biggest victory to win Saturday’s $34,000 Preferred in 1:49 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The 2018 Pepsi North America Cup champion headlined a field of seven for the top-class event and was sent off as the 2/5 favourite with Jody Jamieson steering for the first-time.   Physicallyinclined took the early-battle to seize the lead and post solid...
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Poisonous, Western Toro score at Vernon

on 05/25/2019 10:36 PM
Poisonous (Jimmy Whittemore) and Western Toro (John MacDonald) each scored victories in the pacing co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 25).  Both raced for a purse of $5,000. In the first feature, Golden Brit (Leon Bailey) controlled the early fractions (:28.1, :58.0, 1:26.1). Poisonous ($5.70), who is owned by Whittemore and trained by Marissa Chadborne, was...
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Hudson Phil wins Saratoga Open again

on 05/25/2019 10:34 PM
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) became the second horse to win the Open Pace as many as three times this season at Saratoga Casino Hotel when the youngster went coast-to-coast on Saturday night.   Hudson Phil joined his stablemate Artful Way as the only three-time Open Pace winners this year and did so in career-best fashion. Jay Randall piloted the Jackie Greene trainee and moved him out t...
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Finland leads driving tourney; Gingras 6th

on 05/25/2019 5:44 PM
Two legs of the 2019 World Driving Championship are now in the books and the drivers will take a break on Sunday before resuming competition on Monday. Canada's James MacDonald is joined by a special guest in the second WDC Report. The third-place finish for Finland's Mika Forss in the single WDC dash on Saturday sets him atop the WDC leaderboard with 42 points after two legs. Sw...
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Truth And Liberty wins Tioga mare feature

on 05/25/2019 8:00 AM
Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) captured the filly and mares featured pace ($12,000) on Friday (May 24) at Tioga Downs.   Velocity McSweets (Mike Merton) led to a first quarter of :27.1.  HP Sissy (Wally Hennessey) took over as they went by the stands for the first time before hitting the half in :56.2.   Truth And Liberty ($5.10), who is owned by Fairy Horse...
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Phaetosive beats boys, Hannelore in 1:52.2

on 05/25/2019 7:57 AM
Bettor Joy N and Phaetosive emerged victorious in the co-features at the Meadowlands Friday night.   In the Preferred for fillies and mares on the pace, Bettor Joy N raced in third past the half as Kissin In The Sand was rolling along on the lead in a rated :55.4. Bettor Joy N came after the leader from first-over after popping out of the three-hole but was still a length behind at th...
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Kate's Massive wins Currier & Ives in 1:54.1

on 05/25/2019 7:56 AM
Kate’s Massive powered to the lead past the quarter and made the rest of it look easy, scoring a convincing victory in Friday’s $99,430 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old trotters at The Meadows.   Last year’s Pennsylvania Stallion Series champion, Kate’s Massive opened his sophomore campaign with a stallion series victory, so the Currier & Ives represented a st...
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Kahoku, Monti team up at Buffalo

on 05/24/2019 10:16 PM
Kahoku ($7.60) and driver Drew Monti teamed up for the first time in their respectively careers and after watching the results of the $10,000 Class A trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (May 24), it might be a combination that stays together for awhile.   Blasting off the gate from the inside, Kahoku led all the way and beat the favored Empire Earl N by 3-1/4 lengths in a seasonal...
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Vernon Open Trot to Only Passing Thru

on 05/24/2019 10:07 PM
Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) captured the featured Vernon Downs trot ($7,000) on Friday (May 24). Only Passing Thru ($2.90) took the early lead and led them to a first quarter of :27.4.  Taco Tuesday (Leon Bailey) took over the lead and was in front at the half (:57.2) and three-quarters in 1:27.1. Only Passing Thru, who is owned by Diane Whittemore and trained by Marissa...
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Glenferrie Blade A takes Yonkers Open

on 05/24/2019 10:04 PM
An off-the-pace Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton, $14.60) prevailed in a blanket photo Friday night (May 24th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Away fifth from assigned post position No. 2, Glenferrie Blade A watched as Angel’s Pride (Joe Bongiorno), Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell) and 7-5 choice Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brenn...
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Namesmuscle 1:55.2 Plainridge winner

on 05/24/2019 10:01 PM
After five non-winning starts in the Open trot, Namesmuscle did the drop and pop on Friday (May 24) to win the $12,000 conditioned feature for the diagonally gaited at Plainridge Park. Namesmuscle (Matt Athearn) took early command and rebuffed a quick bid from Fluff Me Up (Jay Randall), seating that one by the quarter. With the field in single file, the group marched to the half in :57.3 wher...
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Rockin Ron back to defend in Camluck Classic

on 05/24/2019 7:49 PM
The field for this year’s C$157,000 Camluck Classic has now been finalized. Back to defend his Camluck Classic title is the Ron Burke trainee Rockin Ron. The $1.59 million winner put together a sizzling performance last year when he set a new track record of 1:50.1. The 7-year-old gelding will have Louis Roy aboard. Rockin Speed, trained by Jared and Joe Seekman, is the final starter...
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