Saratoga Horse of Year Cash Me Out returns and wins

on 11/09/2020 10:09 PM
Saratoga's defending Horse of the Year made his return on Monday afternoon. The Kyle Spagnola-trained Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) was named the top horse of 2019 at the Spa but has spent much of his ’20 campaign traveling to other tracks to compete. The winner of a local Open back in March and another in June, Cash Me Out had post eight in the $10,000 co-feature on Monday. Phil Fluet pi...
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Nows The Moment takes Plainridge trot feature

on 11/09/2020 10:07 PM
After a successful stint at Yonkers Raceway,  Nows The Moment returned to Plainridge Park and reclaimed top honors after dominating in the $17,500 Winners-Over trot on Monday afternoon (Nov. 9). Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) left three-deep into the first turn and took the lead before the quarter in a blistering :26.2. Mister Muscle (Bruce Ranger), who was tracking right behind h...
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Full Surge trots to 1:52.4 lifetime mark

on 11/09/2020 6:38 PM
Full Surge surged to the top from post 6 and never let a rival get close, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4 in Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Conditioned Trot.   Sent off as the 1-1 favorite, Full Surge threw down a 56.1 back half for Tony Hall, enabling him to defeat the pocket-sitting Joey by 1-1/4 lengths. Vegas Ticket was a ground-saving third.   Miles Wol...
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2YO filly trotter Aela Jamieson named USTA District 8 HOY

on 11/09/2020 3:59 PM
The 2-year-old trotting filly, Aela Jamieson, by Chapter Seven of Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, N.Y., has been named the United States Trotting Association District 8 Horse of the Year. The award was presented to trainer Julie Miller at Sunday’s New York Sires Stakes and USTA District 8 virtual awards banquet. “We loved her at Lexington at the sale, she was a smaller filly, but ...
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Hanover announces 2021 stud fees

on 11/09/2020 1:03 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced their 2021 service fees.  All stallions except Nuncio stand in Pennsylvania. Stallion books will open this week.   Andover Hall - $6,000;  Bar Hopping - $8,500 (shipped semen not available); Betting Line - $ 7,500; Cantab Hall - $15,000; Captaintreacherous - $30,000; Greenshoe - $25,000; International Moni -...
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HHYF Holiday Box now available

on 11/09/2020 11:32 AM
Have horse-loving kids on your holiday gift giving list? Then we hope you consider supporting the Harness Horse Youth Foundation by ordering our Holiday Activity Boxes! Designed with the intent of combining fun and light learning, the box contents are suitable for ages 10 and up.     Activities included are how to decorate a Ginger’bred’ Standard’bred' ...
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Pompano to race Monday after Sunday's washed-out opener

on 11/09/2020 10:27 AM
After Pompano Park's scheduled season kickoff was canceled on Sunday due to Tropical Storm Eta, Pompano Park's director of racing, Gabe Prewitt, has announced that Monday is a "go" as the track begins its 57th season. Highlighting the 11-race pari-mutuel program is the Open Handicap Trot featuring a full field of 10, including Sooo Handsome, The Lionking AS, Explosivebr...
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Meadows pauses Super Hi-5; mandatory on Nov. 24

on 11/09/2020 9:04 AM
Thanksgiving week could bring extra reasons to give thanks for players of the Super Hi-5 at The Meadows. The track has announced that on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Super Hi-5 will carry a mandatory payout. With the Super Hi-5 jackpot already at $111,462.16, the final pool could be huge, indeed.   Ordinarily, The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race...
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NJ residents can now bet when they are out of state

on 11/09/2020 8:11 AM
New Jersey residents can now place bets on horse races even when they are out of state.   Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer (A2355) that allows residents to place wagers using New Jersey’s account wagering system while in another state.   “All New Jersey residents should be allowed to place wagers on horse racing no matter w...
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Southwind Ozzi finds winner’s circle at Harrah’s Philly

on 11/08/2020 5:56 PM
Aided by a drop in class to the easiest field he has faced since his 2-year-old campaign, 2019 Little Brown Jug winner Southwind Ozzi ($3.60) broke a five-race losing skid with a scintillating 1:48.4 mile on Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Southwind Ozzi wasted no time establishing command of the terms in the $10,000 fourth-level conditioned pace and was guided by Daniel Dub&...
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Pompano Park cancels Sunday opener due to Eta

on 11/08/2020 10:58 AM
Due to Tropical Storm Eta, Pompano Park has been forced to cancel its opening night program on Sunday, Nov. 8. As the track of the storm progresses, a determination about the racing program scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9 will be made when appropriate. South Florida is in the cone of the storm, which is expected to bring as much as 10 inches of rain with winds approaching hurricane for...
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Summa Cum Laude, Fire Start Hanover win Kindergarten paces

on 11/08/2020 12:23 AM
 On Saturday night, a week after he and Perfect Sting recorded the first dead-heat Breeders Crown win, Yannick Gingras steered Summa Cum Laude to a 1:50.2 win in the $204,050 Kindergarten Series final for freshman pacing colts and geldings at thr Meadowlands.  Soaring to first off the gate was Shakespeare, followed by Captain Sleeze, with the Ron Burke-train...
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SBOA elims in the books at Mohawk Park

on 11/07/2020 11:55 PM
 Ontario-sired fillies were in the spotlight Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the eliminations of the SBOA Stakes.    A total of four $25,000 elimination races, two for pacers and two for trotters, were part of Saturday’s 12-race card. The top-five finishers in each elimination advanced to next week’s finals.    P L Notsonice had an...
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Dee’s Red Delicous, Anoka Hanover take Kindergarten trots

on 11/07/2020 11:48 PM
Leading a tightening bunch after leader Jack Fire, Dee’s Red Delicous emerged victorious in the $207,570 Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.    Driver Corey Callahan floated Dee’s Red Delicous into fourth to a :28 first quarter as 3-5 favorite Lindsymusclemania broke into a gallop entering the ...
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GD Western Joe rallies to win Dayton Open

on 11/07/2020 10:42 PM
GD Western Joe (Chris Page) used come-from-behind tactics on Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway to capture the $14,000 Open Pace in a snappy 1:49.4 clocking.    Odds-on favorite Our Majordan A (Brett Miller) couldn't clear to the lead until well past the :26.4 opening panel, then faced a stern challenge from Grantmeawish (Josh Sutton) from the :54 halfway juncture to pa...
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Mr. Euroman N repeats in Batavia feature

on 11/07/2020 5:58 PM
 Fresh off a late-closing victory in the top pace at Batavia Downs last week, Mr. Euroman N found himself right back in the winner’s circle once again after capturing the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace on Saturday afternoon.    Mr. Euroman N (Billy Davis Jr.) got away fourth as Tullow N (Ray Fisher Jr.) took the lead by the quarter and then paced smartly to the half ...
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Hot pace sets up Pocono win for Burning Midnight

on 11/07/2020 5:55 PM
A hot battle on the front end tired out the favorites and set the $16,000 claiming handicap pacing feature up for a closer, with the Mach Three gelding Burning Midnight filling that role nicely as he won the Saturday afternoon feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:51.1.   Mark With A K, the second choice, was insistent on controlling the pace from the pole, putting...
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Meadowlands purses to increase 25%

on 11/07/2020 9:39 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that purses will be increased by 25 percent across the board starting with the upcoming condition sheet for Nov. 13-14.   "The bump keeps our purses in line with the highest offered among tracks currently racing,"said Racing Secretary Scott Warren. "We're heading into the time of year when full fields and competi...
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Wild Wild Western uses 3-wide move to win Preferred

on 11/07/2020 7:59 AM
Forced to go three wide near the three-quarters, Wild Wild Western still had plenty of lick in the lane as he captured Friday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a career-best 1:50.1.   Wild Wild Western was third over when his cover began to falter, the signal for Tony Hall to send him three wide. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Caila Fra zipped the final panel in ...
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Gai Waterhouse best in Plainridge feature

on 11/07/2020 12:34 AM
Coming off a heavy slate of stake action in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana, Gai Waterhouse drew into a $12,000 overnight conditioned event at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon and paced away with her first win of 2020. Watchful Eye (Shawn Gray) took the early lead before Gai Waterhouse (Drew Monti) grabbed the top spot in front of the stands. Positions changed again when Watchful E...
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