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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Atlanta posts 1:52.3 win in 2019 qualifier debut

on 04/27/2019 12:43 PM
The stars were certainly out on Saturday morning at the Meadowlands for the day’s qualifying races contested on a very windy morning over a track that was dry but dulled a bit by overnight rains. A steady, strong wind was blowing hard across the track, helping most around the final turn and somewhat against them in the stretch with the temperature at 54 degrees when they began at 10 a.m...
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Reclamation three-peats at Meadowlands

on 04/27/2019 8:16 AM
 Reclamation has been nothing short of dominant of late at the Meadowlands and the Ron Burke trainee ran her win streak to three with another easy victory Friday night at the Big M in a conditioned event for pacing fillies and mares.   Around the first turn, it appeared that Reclamation and longshot Truth And Liberty were in close quarters and possibly locked wheels as Recla...
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Napolitano Jr., Dunn dominate at Pocono

on 04/27/2019 12:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the winningest driver at Harrah’s Philadelphia five years running, and New Zealand star Dexter Dunn dominated the competition over a “sloppy” surface during a special Friday evening card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, each winning five races. For Dunn, it was his first five-bagger on one card in North America; Napolitano is the Philly track recordho...
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Reigning Ohio SS champs win Scarlet & Grays

on 04/26/2019 11:55 PM
Two exceptional fillies scored impressive victories in a pair of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals for Ohio-sired 3 year olds at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night.    Queen Of The Pride copped the distaff pacing division in 1:51.2 to run her young career scorecard to 7-4-3 in 17 starts, with her earnings growing to $396,454 early in her sophomore season. ...
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Another Tequila Monday win at Yonkers

on 04/26/2019 9:35 PM
Tequila Friday?   Odds-on favorite Tequila Monday (Matt Kakaley, $3.70) returned to the adult table and made it look facile Friday night, easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s soggy $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Eschewing an early three-hole from post position No. 6, Tequila Monday went around Alexa’s Power (Jason Bartlett) before a moist :27.1 op...
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Wings Of Royalty two-moves to Plainridge win

on 04/26/2019 9:32 PM
Once again dealt a hand of wind, rain and sloppy goings, a trot-heavy card of horses went postward at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon. And despite the rough going, Wings Of Royalty came to work and scored an impressive two-move victory in the $16,000 Open Handicap trotting feature.   Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) departed post seven and made a beeline for the front, gett...
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Weather cuts short Vernon race card

on 04/26/2019 9:27 PM
Tataria (Claude Huckabone III) won the featured fillies and mares pace ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday. The race card was cancelled after four races due to inclement weather.   Tataria ($11.60) was fast out of the gate and went right to the lead.  She took them to a first quarter in :27.1 and to the half in :58.1.  Rock My World (Leon Bailey) brus...
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Hippodrome 3R delays opening until May 5

on 04/26/2019 1:37 PM
Due to severe weather throughout the month of April, management at the Quebec Jockey Club has postponed opening day at the Hippodrome 3R from Sunday, April 28 to Sunday, May 5. “This is the second straight year that Mother Nature has forced us to postpone opening day at H3R,” Said Murielle Thomasson, director of racing at the Hippodrome 3R. “It seems she does not want us to ...
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Verrette named racing secretary at Hollywood Bangor

on 04/26/2019 10:32 AM
Current Plainridge racing secretary Paul Verrette was named Friday to that same position for the upcoming harness race meet at Hollywood Gaming Bangor. The 45-date race meet kicks off Tuesday, May 14.   A native, and current resident of Lee, N.H., Verrette has served as racing secretary at Plainridge Park Casino since 2000. Verrette has prior experience working in the P...
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HHYF secures sponsorship for new truck

on 04/26/2019 10:09 AM
Due to the generosity of forward-thinking supporters, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is pleased to announce its goal of raising funds to purchase a new truck needed for the upcoming season has been reached. As of April 15, the following farms and organizations stepped up to the “Win” and “Place Levels” of sponsorship and are responsible for this important compo...
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Hennessey-Ingraham Challenge Sunday at Pompano

on 04/26/2019 10:07 AM
Wally Hennessey and Dave Ingraham, two of harness racing's superstars with over 17,500 wins between them, will team up with many of the best amateur drivers in the sport as Pompano Park presents the 2019 edition of the Hennessey-Ingraham Challenge benefiting a trio of worthy causes.   The four-race competition, to be held Sunday, will benefit the Christian Harness Horsemen's A...
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Our Max Phactor ready to step up to Yonkers Open

on 04/26/2019 9:29 AM
Bettors were optimistic about Our Max Phactor’s chances when he debuted for trainer Andrew Harris on the Levy undercard recently at Yonkers. Despite starting from post 7 in a $29,000 overnight, the New Zealand-bred gelding started at odds of just 4.60-1.   Despite the strong backing, Our Max Phactor was out of contention in the early stages of the race, 10 ¼ lengths behind pa...
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