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Donttellmeagain wins Philly qualifier

on 04/02/2019 2:43 PM
Donttellmeagain, the last horse to have won a race against the 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked (at Hollywood Dayton in late September), came out sharp in his 2019 bow at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a Tuesday morning qualifier, coming his own back half in :53.4 to trip the timer in 1:52.2.   Tim Tetrick was behind the Jim King Jr. trainee, and the pair got away fifth from the outsid...
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Seventy-eight still eligible to Pepsi NA Cup

on 04/02/2019 1:36 PM
Woodbine Entertainment Tuesday released an updated list of eligible sophomore pacers for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The number of Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-old pacers fell slightly from 82 to 78 following the first sustaining payment. Metro Pace winner Stag Party and Breeders Crown champion Captain Crunch continue to headline the group of eligible...
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Deadline approaching for HHYF scholarship apps

on 04/02/2019 1:09 PM
The deadline for Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) scholarship applications is approaching fast--completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Log on to https://www.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships.html to access the applications and each scholarship’s eligibility requirements and general information. The scholarships, for studen...
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Roddys At It Again looks again at DSBF title

on 04/02/2019 1:07 PM
Tim Torbert got to race New Zealand-bred mare Terro Franco only a handful of times, but he has enjoyed a good deal of success with her offspring. The most recent of the group, filly pacer Roddys At It Again, was a Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion last year at age 2 and will try to add another title Wednesday at Dover Downs. Roddys At It Again, co-bred by Torbert and owned by ...
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530 nominated for Indiana 3YO, aged events

on 04/02/2019 12:36 PM
After processing more than 530 nominations for 3 year old and aged horses for the 2019 Indiana Sire Stakes season, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program looks forward to a yet another exciting year. Past Breeders Crown champions and Dan Patch award winners will return to battle it out at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson for more than $8.5 million in purses.   ...
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Sunshine Meadows qualifiers on April 5

on 04/02/2019 8:39 AM
Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center in Delray Beach, Fla. will hold qualifying races on Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m.   Horses may be entered via online entry until 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. The condition sheet is available here. To use online entry, trainers will need to add Sunshine Meadows to their list of tracks. The track abbreviation is SSM and they can be searched in the ...
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Del. Gov. Carney greets new DSBF winners

on 04/02/2019 8:29 AM
Both $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old trotting finals resulted in lifetime marks on a chilly but still Monday night (April 1) at Dover Downs. There was no surprise in the colt division as odds-on favorite Embrace The Grind (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) went wire-to-wire and pulled away by four lengths in a new lifetime record of 1:57.4 for driver Jonathan Roberts. Embrace...
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Jim Devaux wins 5 at Monticello Monday

on 04/02/2019 8:25 AM
On any given day, there are a handful of drivers at Monticello Raceway who can win races in a day. On Monday (April 1), it was Jim Devaux’s  day.   Four of Devaux’s win's came in the wire-to-wire fashion. He won the first race with Let Me Explain (2:00.1 - $9.40). The Murray Bassen trained Bestgirlfriendever took race 3 (2:00.4 - $2.70) for her seco...
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3YO Ashlee Sparkles winner in Weiss

on 04/01/2019 7:59 PM
The Bobby Weiss Series, a traditional launching pad for young talent named after the man who developed the racetrack at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono into one of the most popular surfaces in the world, opened its 2019 campaign during the Monday twilight card, with all three winners of their $15,000 first preliminaries posting lifetime bests. Fastest was the Sportswriter mare Cardiff, who ra...
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Voyage To Paris makes voyage to winner’s circle

on 04/01/2019 7:09 PM
 Driver Kayne Kauffman returned to the sulky on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, one week after a most unfortunate racing accident in which he injured his back and knee.    “My leg feels OK, but my back is tightening up a little,” he said after his second drive of the day—a win behind A Sham Of Amber, a pacing mare from his own barn.  &ld...
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Jenny Melander ready for Altercation

on 04/01/2019 11:56 AM
Jenny Melander knows Altercation likes to put up a fight when training. On Tuesday she will see for the first time how her 3-year-old filly trotter battles in a real race. Altercation is one of three Melander horses that will compete in Tuesday’s opening round of the Bobby Weiss Series for 3- and 4-year-old female trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Altercation is in the f...
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Weiss series get underway Monday at Pocono

on 04/01/2019 11:04 AM
The $700,000 Bobby Weiss Series, the traditional early-season contests at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono that often bring a focus to developing stars, begins its annual competition on Monday and Tuesday with fillies and mares – pacers in three divisions on Monday, and trotters in four sections the next day. George Napolitano Jr., who has been burning up the racetrack both at Pocono and...
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Meadowlands announces open races

on 04/01/2019 8:56 AM
The Meadowlands is announcing a series of races for Open pacers and trotters, designed to provide races on those weeks where there are no stakes for the older horses. There is no advance nomination payment required but there will be a one time entry fee of $500 that is payable only in the first leg in which the horse competes with no fee for subsequent starts. The series will cover each gait a...
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Winning Shadow tops Trolley at Pocono

on 04/01/2019 8:49 AM
The 4-year-old Credit Winner gelding Winning Shadow worked out a sweet pocket trip, then rallied up the famed Pocono Pike to win in 1:55.1 in the $21,500 featured trot Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Matt Kakaley, guiding his fourth winner of the night, blasted away at the start with Winning Shadow, making the lead then letting 2-5 favorite Trolley work his way to the top past ...
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Services announced for Dorothy Haughton

on 04/01/2019 8:37 AM
Dorothy "Dottie" Haughton, the widow of the late Hall of Famer Billy Haughton, died Sunday, March 31, at age 87. She had been in failing health this winter.   Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Hampton Rd., Hampton, N.H. 03842, is handling arrangements. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. and again on Monday, April 8, from 3-5 p.m. A memorial serv...
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Wings Of Royalty takes Saratoga feature

on 03/31/2019 8:17 PM
Wings Of Royalty (RC Royalty) had a pair of third-place finishes to begin his season at Saratoga Casino Hotel heading into his try in Sunday’s Open Trot.   The Joe DiStefano trainee is stabled in Massachusetts but has been a fairly regular participant in the local Open in seasons past. On Sunday, Wings Of Royalty, who was the 8-5 second choice in the wagering in the five-horse fea...
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Georgie Nap wins 6 in Philly.Sunday

on 03/31/2019 8:15 PM
Following a driving grand slam on Friday's (March 29) opening card at Harrah's Philadelphia, defending driving champion George Napolitano Jr. again asserted his dominance by posting six wins on Sunday afternoon's (March 31) 12-race card.   Cruise Patrol's ($3.00) 1:50.4 win in the eighth race, a $14,500 upper-level conditioned pace, was the cornerstone of Napolitano...
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Burke and Page red hot at Miami Valley

on 03/31/2019 7:27 PM
Heavily favored Avaline Hanover, a Dragon Again filly making just her eighth lifetime start, won the $20,000 championship leg of the George ‘Red’ Owens Memorial Series in convincing fashion at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon (March 31). Driver Chris Page used the rail post position to maximum advantage,  parking longshot Dojea Rita to the quarter mile marker in :27.3, then c...
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Stratton orchestrates unpredictable in Levy Series

on 03/31/2019 8:43 AM
Seriously, who saw this coming? Jordan Stratton’s Saturday night (March 30th) began with a bummer, as former George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series winner Bit of a Legend N was scratched with what trainer Peter Tritton described as “a serious quarter crack. It’s going to take some time.” Undaunted, Stratton won two of the evening’s five, $50,000 third-round...
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Stars Align A takes Open Pace at Saratoga

on 03/31/2019 8:41 AM
Stars Align A (Art Major) recorded his first local Open Pace victory on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard trainee got a tough trip a few weeks back in his debut in the local feature but on Saturday night, a first over journey worked out very well for the Yonkers invader. Steve Genois got the driving assignment behind Stars Align N who overpowered one of the race...
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