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George Brennan drives 10,000th winner

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan won the 10,000th race of his career Friday night (Oct. 19), doing so at his second home, Yonkers Raceway.  Brennan, who entered the night with 9,998 wins, immediately knocked off the ‘to do’ list when he took down the chalky daily double in the down-the-road fashion. Top Of The Mark ($6) won in the $17,000 pacing opener in 1:54.3, his second consecutive win after...
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Safe From Terror, Another Breath win in Dayton

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Safe From Terror and Another Breath shared the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway spotlight on Friday (Oct. 19) by copping the co-featured open events. Heavily-favored Safe From Terror (Aaron Merriman, $3.20), a 6-year-old daughter of Western Terror who became a millionaire in July, outdueled a stubborn pacesetting American Girl (Dan Noble) by a nose in a 1:53.2 mile over a damp ...
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NY news from Friday at Vernon, Batavia

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Jaclyn Hanover (John MacDonald) captured the Vernon Downs $6,500 featured fillies and mares pace on Friday. Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) took the lead before hitting the first quarter in :26.2. Jaclyn Hanover ($6.20) followed in the pocket as Love Live Laugh continued to control the pace hitting the half in :55.3 and three-quarters in 1:24.1. Jaclyn Hanover, who is owned and trai...
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Draws held for Breeders Crown finals for 2YOs

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Draws for post positions for the Breeders Crown 2-year-old events were held Friday night, following the eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. All finals will be contested Saturday night, Oct. 27, at Pocono. Eliminations for 3 year olds and older horses will be contested Saturday night, Oct. 20. $600,000 2YO Colt Pace 1 – *Proof – Brian Brown – David Miller 2 -- *No Mas A...
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Trotting filly tops Hoosier Classic at $125,000

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, with two horses selling for six-figure prices in the second session. Hip 302, Bluebird Keepsake, a filly by Swan For All, was purchased by horseman Dan Shetler, acting as agent, with a bid of $125,000. Consigned by Bluebird Meadows, the filly is the first foal of the Yankee Glide mare Changed It All 3, 1:56, whos...
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Atlanta, Plunge Blue Chip win 3FT elims easily

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
From start to finish, Atlanta and driver Scott Zeron led the six-horse field and won the second $25,000 Breeders Crown elim for three-year-old trotting fillies on the "sloppy" track at Pocono Downs on Oct. 20, skillfully holding off a late-closing Lily Stride to win in 1:53. The first of the two elims for 3-year-old trotting fillies went to Plunge Blue Chip.   In the second elim, th...
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Tactical Landing, Six Pack take Crown elims

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Tactical Landing with Brian Sears in the sulky kicked off Saturday night Breeders Crown elimination action from Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning the first $25,000 Crown elimination for three-year-old trotting colts in 1:52. Kentucky Futurity champion Six Pack won the second elim by open lengths. Sears moved a Tactical Landing from well back at the three-eighths, battling leader Met’s H...
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Mare Pace elims to Shartin N, Call Me Queen Be

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
The ironsided New Zealand pacing mare Shartin N ($4.40) was hustled to the lead over a "sloppy" track Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then went on to a one-length victory in her $25,000 elimination of the Open Mare Pace. Call Me Queen Be captured the first elim for pacing mares earlier in the evening. As for Shartin N, the daughter of Tintin In America, who is now tied for seco...
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Emoticon Hanover, NF Happenstance lead mares

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
The field for Saturday’s $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot is set after Emoticon Hanover and NF Happenstance won their respective eliminations Saturday night at Pocono. The next three finishers -- Ariana G, Ice Attraction and Celebrity Ruth from the first split and Barn Bella, Pink Pistol and Caprice Hill from the second elimination -- will join the winners, in the final, along with&...
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Dorsoduro Hanover only 3CP fav to win BC elim

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
This Is The Plan powered to the front early and wired his competition with a 1:51 performance to take the second of three $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Oct. 20. The other elimination winners were Dorsoduro Hanover and Shnitzledosomethin, who upset a Field that included supplement Lather Up....
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Youaremycandygirl earns favorable post; "Sand" draws 9

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl ($4.20), a noted frontstepper, moved to the lead in front of the stands and went on to a hard-fought head victory over Alexa’s Power in the sole $25,000 three-year-old pacing filly Breeders Crown elimination Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The sophomore fillies saw 11 horses declare for the Breeders Crown, with Kissin In The Sand and Baron Remy taking ...
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Arch Hanover picks up fifth straight victory

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Golden Gun (Josh Kinney) captured the featured pace ($6,500) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 20). Golden Gun ($3.50) charged to the lead and led the pack to a first quarter of :26.1. All About Rusty (John MacDonald) went first-over and put on the pressure all the way through the backstretch. Golden Gun, who is owned by the Wiz Kids Stable and trained by Jeff Sorenson, led to the ...
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Stratocaster takes Dash For G Notes final

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Mike Merton may not know how to play the guitar, but he knows how to drive a Stratacaster. Stratocaster, a 7-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-C D’s Girl, proved his 10-hole win in last week’s elimination was no 13-1 fluke as he scored as the slight 3-1 favorite in Saturday night’s feature at the Meadowlands, the $17,500 Dash for the "G" Notes Pace final. The Allen Sisco trainee got away...
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Phoenix Warrior N captures Meadows Preferred

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Phoenix Warrior N dueled with Windsong Leo through a :26.4 third quarter before edging away late to capture Saturday’s (Oct. 20) $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Phoenix Warrior N and Jim Pantaleano were stalking Windsong Leo and Dave Palone from the pocket when, after a sluggish :29.3 second panel, they decided to duke it out right there. The rivals raced as a team until t...
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Illinois invaders take Dayton features

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Travis Seekman guided a pair of Illinois invaders to the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway winner’s circle on Saturday night (Oct. 20), capturing both the $17,500 Open I and the $15,000 Open II paces. Hot Rod Dylan, trained by Nelson Willis, triumphed for just the third time in 2018 in the Open I, beating Snowball’s Romeo (Josh Sutton) and Winwood Mac (Chris Page) in 1:52.3 on a nig...
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Harvest Series prelims wrap up at Mohawk

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Preliminary round action of the Harvest Series wrapped up Thursday with 2-year-old colts and geldings in action at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 15 pacers and 12 trotters went to battle Thursday evening over four $17,000 second-leg divisions for the Harvest.   Shadow Play gelding Shadow Of A Daut launched the evening's festivities with a 12-1 upset in the opening split for pacers. &nb...
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"Yankee" Joe Lee hits a double in amateur trots

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
"Now that the baseball season is over I can concentrate a little more on my love of amateur racing," "Yankee" Joe Lee, the locker room manager for the New York Yankees said after he won a NAADA Trot Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway.   Well, maybe it was that concentration Lee was referring to that enabled him to earn another driving victory when he won the Billings trot Thurs...
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NY Sires Stakes announces Breeders Awards

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes has announced annual Breeders Awards for the 2018 racing season, totaling $1,000,000. Payment packages will be mailed to the recipients over the coming days. The full list of awards can be found at the New York Sire Stakes website. The Breeders Awards program provides rewards for each level of New York Sire Stakes racing: Sire Stakes, Excelsior Series and County Fairs. ...
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Yearlings online for Blooded Horse Fall Sale

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Black-type yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale to be held Nov 13-14 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Oh. The 117 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects will round out Tuesday’s session and all day Wednesday. Entries for racehorses and breeding stock will remain open through Monday Oct. 22. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to view...
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Macombers hope Carol's Z Tam makes big show

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
If Carol's Z Tam's performance at Dayton three weeks ago was something of an audition, her appearance in Saturday's Breeders Crown eliminations for older female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono could be considered her callback. Now she will look to land a spot in the big show.   Carol's Z Tam, trained by Jamie Macomber for owner Bill Matz's Z Tam Stables, competes in the firs...
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