Micallef scores Pompano Park hat trick

on 04/30/2019 10:00 AM
On the heels of Wally Hennessey's touchdown and extra point on Pompano Park's Sunday night program, driver Mike Micallef turned the page to the hockey mode as the talented driver score a hat trick--three wins--on the Monday night card. To kick things off, Micallef guided I'm Very Special to a maiden win for the John Mungillo-trained daughter of American Ideal. Melvyn Colby owns th...
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Pocono has doubleheader for Derby Day

on 04/29/2019 8:44 PM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be hosting a doubleheader of live racing this Saturday, the “brunch” card starting at 11 a.m. and the evening card, which will begin after the Kentucky Derby aftermath has settled down in the vicinity of 7:30 p.m., will be headlined by the traditional Pocono Derby Day feature, the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace. Rose, a modest fell...
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Slick Tony picks up 22nd win in 48 starts

on 04/29/2019 8:42 PM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($5.80, Russell Foster) was a 1:52.4 winner in the $18,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway.  The 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion surged to the lead in the stretch, passing pacesetter Blazing Bobby Sox for his fourth win of the year. Sicily was third. Slick Tony settled in fourth position early before a game first over bid under confident handling by Fost...
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Dover Dony wins Weiss final in 1:54

on 04/29/2019 8:36 PM
Simon Allard won his third of the four $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series Championships conducted this spring at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking Monday’s rich finale for trotting males with the 1:54 winner Dover Dony. The 70-1 shot Chapter And Ruth (trained by Rene Allard, who had combined with his brother Simon on their two earlier Weiss wins) shot out from post 9 right to the top...
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Jeremy Smith returns from surgery, wins 3

on 04/29/2019 8:33 PM
It has been over three months since driver Jeremy Smith underwent surgery to repair a bothersome shoulder, but he roared back in style on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway by winning three of his first four drives following his rehabilitation layoff.   In just his second of nine assignments on the day, the 39-year-old red and white clad reinsman guided Doc’s Bonanza to a ...
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Warrawee Ubeaut makes 2019 debut Friday

on 04/29/2019 8:31 PM
Warrawee Ubeaut, the filly who became the fastest two-year-old of all time when she won in 1:48.3 en route to her 2018 divisional championship, makes her seasonal debut Friday at Harrah’s Philadelphia in what will also be the first 2019 racing in the rich Pennsylvania Sire Stakes program. There will be two $83,240 divisions of Sire Stakes three-year-old pacing fillies, while their Stallion...
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Schedule changes at upcoming Scioto Downs meet

on 04/29/2019 3:50 PM
The 2019 racing season is fast approaching at Eldorado Scioto Downs. The 2019 racing schedule will have a change in schedule compared to prior years. Scioto Downs will host matinee races on Tuesday with a post time of 2 p.m. and continue with the traditional 6:30 p.m. post time on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.   The first qualifier is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at...
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Hennessey talks about historic 7-win night at Pompano

on 04/29/2019 10:35 AM
It was definitely “Wally’s World” Sunday night at Pompano Park as driver Wally Hennessey won seven times on the eight-race card. And the 62-year old Hall of Famer came close to a complete sweep as his other drive finished second by a neck after a tough trip.   “As far as me winning the races, all you have to do is look at the charts that the ones I dr...
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Dr. Bernard Brennan, top vet in NY, dies

on 04/29/2019 10:00 AM
Bernard Francis Brennan, VMD, a well-known and highly respected veterinarian in the Standardbred community, especially during his years of practicing on the backstretch of Roosevelt Raceway, died peacefully at age 97 on Sunday, April 26. Dr. Brennan had lived in Hobe Sound, Fla., for many years. He suffered a stroke on April 16. Born in Plainfield, NJ, the youngest of three sons of Irish immi...
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Lockkeepr progeny win 3 of 4 MDSS trot prelims

on 04/29/2019 8:40 AM
The four trotting Maryland Sires Stakes preliminaries for 3 year olds at Rosecroft Raceway went as afternoon non-wagering events.   In the first division for trotting colts and geldings, reinsman Roger Plant Jr. sent Fire’n Woodshed (Lockkeeper) wire to wire in his sires stakes debut, stopping the clock in 1:55.4. Unraced at two, Fire’n Woodshed is now undefeated in three ...
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Tag Up And Go controls Pocono trot feature

on 04/29/2019 8:35 AM
Tag Up And Go was in control throughout the $17,500 trotting feature on a less-than-optimum Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning by himself in 1:56.4 over a "sloppy" track. Marcus Miller left in controlling fashion with the Angus Hall gelding, set a very moderate pace even in the bad conditions, and still had plenty late to raise his earnings to $569,216. Rob Har...
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Canadian Hall of Famer Dr. Ted Clarke dies

on 04/28/2019 8:18 PM
Dr. C. E. ‘Ted’ Clarke, 71, passed away on Saturday, April 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ont. A graduate of Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Clarke lived in Elmira, Ont. with his family for the past 47 years.  He co-owned Eldale Veterinary Clinic and was a practicing veterinarian while being heavily involved with the management of Elmira Raceway starting in t...
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Cruise Patrol repeats at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 04/28/2019 6:08 PM
 Coleen Dowdall's Cruise Patrol ($4.80) earned his third win in four starts at the current Harrah's Philadlphia meet, cascading down the center of the track to prevail in the last yards of a 1:51.2 mile in Sunday afternoon’s featured $18,000 top-level pace.   The 6-year-old Bettor's Delight entire gave way to standouts Blood Line (Andy McCarthy) and Mach It...
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Dayson wins Stovall Memorial in Miami Valley debut

on 04/28/2019 6:03 PM
Million dollar winner Dayson (Chris Page) made his inaugural appearance at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon and promptly notched his first win in the $25,000 Doug Stovall Memorial Open Trot.  Following three straight Preferred class victories at The Meadows to start his 2019 campaign the 6-year-old son of Conway Hall was shipped by trainer Ron Burke to his Ohio contingent for h...
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Turbo Hill captures Weiss Series final

on 04/28/2019 8:12 AM
Throughout the preliminary events of Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the motto has been “The post means the most.” And so it continued in the $30,000 series championship  event on Saturday night as Turbo Hill drew inside his archrival Sports Legend and went on to defeat him by ¾ of a length in a lifetime best 1:51. The ...
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Goes Down Smooth, Prince Of Tide win Big M series finals

on 04/28/2019 7:55 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands served as the perfect prelude to the start of next week’s “Championship Meet” as two series finals and two series opening legs were contested on the 13-race program.   In the $54,500 Walner Series final for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot, Goes Down Smooth was an opportunistic winner in 1:54 for driver Tim Tetrick and ...
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Major Crocker A, Eye Ofa Tiger AS win Yonkers features

on 04/28/2019 12:55 AM
Major Crocker A (Dan Dube, $8.80) and favored Eye Ofa Tiger AS (Jason Bartlett, $4.60) proved best Saturday night winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicaps. Major Crocker A, from post position four, was handy from first-up in the weekly adult pace. He engaged Caviart Luca (George Brennan) after that one’s seemingly-cheap early intervals of :27.3 and :5...
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Dobson/Krist sweep Morel Memorial Series divisions

on 04/27/2019 10:31 PM
Saturday night featured two divisions of the second leg of the JP Morel Memorial Pacing Series at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Each division for 5 year olds and younger went for a purse of $10,000. Leading driver Billy Dobson and trainer Monica Krist teamed up with winners of both divisions, scoring open-length romps with their 3-year-old geldings.   Mantario (Sportswriter) became t...
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Rock Candy sets 1:50.2 season’s mark at Miami Valley

on 04/27/2019 10:24 PM
Despite over four hours of steady drizzle, Miami Valley Raceway produced another national season’s mark on Saturday when Rock Candy sped to a 1:50.2 score in the $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitational for Ohio-sired pacing colts.   The son of Pet Rock, sent off at 1-9 odds, quarter-moved to the front for driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and then advanced comfortably all the wa...
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Burke Brigade wins 3 Meadows late-closer finals

on 04/27/2019 10:20 PM
The Ron Burke Stable won five races on Saturday’s 14-race card including three of the four Late Closer finals, and Dave Palone steered home six winners on a busy day at The Meadows. Firedbylindie moved to the front for driver Palone going to the half mile point and never looked back winning the $28,700 Margaret Provost Memorial by 2 ¼ lengt...
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