Slick Tony triumphs in Harrington Opeb

on 08/24/2020 9:08 PM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($4, Tony Morgan) notched his 39th career win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 win in the featured $18,000 Open Pace.  Slick Tony, the even-money favorite, assumed control early from post two and marched through fractions of 27.2, 57 and 1:24.3 while Jacks Legend N mounted a first-over attack. The latter drew within a length at the top of the...
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Hillexotic wins third straight in PASS

on 08/24/2020 9:04 PM
Hillexotic continued to make up for his lost freshman campaign, capturing his third straight race — all stakes — in Monday’s $187,932 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. Gangster Hanover took the other division of the event, known as the Hickory Smoke, for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Winning driver Trond Smedshammer, who trains Hillexotic for Purple...
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Major Leaguer upsets in Plainridge feature

on 08/24/2020 9:00 PM
You might say Major Leaguer “rounded the bases” as he led at every station of the mile en route to scoring an upset victory in the $15,000 Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.    Shawn Gray rousted Major Leaguer off the gate and flew to the front, posting fractions of :26.1, :55.1 and 1:22.3 at the three-quarters. Bet You (Kevin Switzer Jr.) was o...
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Videos of Hanover Jug Sale yearlings now online

on 08/24/2020 3:28 PM
Paddock videos for the 12 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the 2020 Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now available for viewing both on the farm website and  the sale website   The Hanover yearlings, exclusively pacers , will sell in the Midland Acres consignment. Six of the twelve are by first crop sensations Downbytheseaside and Fe...
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Red Mile disqualification “was an easy call”

on 08/24/2020 1:04 PM
Red Mile presiding judge Tim Schmitz told harness Monday morning that "it was an easy call" disqualifying the winning Lindy's Stardust in Race 11 on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. The dq came after Lindy's Stardust made a break on the lead approaching the three-quarters and after regaining her gait roared back in the stretch to cross the finish line first in 1:59.2....
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Mister Rebilly fulfilling potential at Yonkers

on 08/24/2020 8:55 AM
Mister Rebbily looked every bit a professional racehorse when cruised to a 5 3/4-length victory in a $12,000 conditioned pace at Yonkers Raceway Aug. 10. He relaxed in fourth and watched a speed duel play out in front of him before launching a bid three-wide entering the backstretch the final time, clearing the lead around the final turn, and imposing his will in the stretch under a Jordan Strat...
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Captain Corey cruises by 7 in 1:55 PASS victory

on 08/24/2020 8:48 AM
Both Captain Corey and In Range added a third Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) victory to their credits in the $206,722 fourth and final preliminary leg of their 2-year-old division on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, leaving fans with anticipation about the group’s Championship event, which will be held here on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5.   Cap...
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Hen Party, Splash Brother take EBCs

on 08/23/2020 7:28 PM
Tioga Downs played host to the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) for 3-year-old pacing colts & geldings as well as 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday (August 23).  Also, on the card were three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshmen trotting fillies.   Hen Party (Andrew McCarthy) breezed to a win in the $223,500 EBC filly pace final.   Galleri...
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Caliber, Baby Your The Best win KYSS

on 08/23/2020 7:24 PM
Three-year-old pacers were in action for Sunday's Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile.   Caliber, with driver David Miller, left quickly out of the gate to take control and drew off to win by 2 lengths in a lifetime best 1:48.4, last quarter 26. The 3 year old gelding by Sweet Lou - Allstar Rating is owned by Diamond Creek Racing and is trained by Ron Burke.   ...
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Dragon Striker's 1:48.4 fastest ever at Nfld

on 08/23/2020 3:19 AM
Dragon Striker became the fasted horse in the history of MGM Northfield Park when he won a $8,400 conditioned pace in 1:48.4 on Saturday (Aug. 23).   The previous all-age track record of 1:49 had been attained three times: Scott Rocks (Aaron Merriman) in 2016, Cams Valentino (Aaron Merriman) in 2018 and None Bettor A (Joe Bongiorno) in 2019.  The 1:48.4 clocking also ties the world...
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Somebodyslilly, Grace Rocks win ISS

on 08/23/2020 3:16 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies rounded out a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with two $32,000 divisions highlighting the evening’s 14-race card on Saturday, August 22. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly visited the winner’s circle for the fourth consecutive time this season while Grace Rocks found the winner’s circle...
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Cup elims to Tall Dark Stranger, Captain Kirk

on 08/23/2020 3:13 AM
Tall Dark Stranger will have an opportunity to make history following a game performance to win one of two eliminations for the 37th Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A pair of $50,000 eliminations were contested to determine the field for next Saturday’s $1-million final.   Top-ranked Tall Dark Stranger fought off rivals from a...
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Mike Merton wins 4 at Tioga Saturday

on 08/22/2020 9:03 PM
Mike Merton drove four winners, including the $6,500 featured trot with Clarion Hall, at Tioga Downs on Saturday (August 22). In the feature, Prairie Fortune (Mike Simons) passed Groovey Kid (Wally Hennessey) just before hitting the first quarter in:28.2.  Prairie Fortune used a :28.3 second quarter to hit the half in :57.0.  He would open at four lengths as they...
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Noah's Mill rallies for Vernon victory

on 08/22/2020 9:01 PM
Noahs Mill (Mitchell Cushing) charged late to capture the $3,600 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (August 22). Noahs Mill ($6.40) got the first call but Seel The Deal N (Jennifer Lappe) came flying from his outside post and took control hitting the first quarter first in :26.4.  He controlled the pace hitting the half first in :55.2.  The first to make a move...
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Filibuster Hanover 1:48.1 Pocono winner

on 08/22/2020 8:58 PM
The Somebeachsomewhere gelding Filibuster Hanover showed there was still plenty of life in his six-year-old legs, as the winner of $1,770,006 produced a 1:48.1 lifetime best in winning an excellent $20,000 feature Saturday afternoon at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   There was a mad scramble for the lead in a :25.3 opening quarter, with Jesse Duke N finally reaching the top in front of t...
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Barry Hewson, Ontario race secretary, dies

on 08/22/2020 8:53 PM
Retired Woodbine/Ontario Jockey Club race secretary H. Barry Hewson, aged 76, died Friday, August 21, at home.  Barry was born into the industry, as his father was a horseman who raced the Buffalo-Batavia circuit in the summer then stayed home on their Ontario farm over the winter.   After following in his father's footsteps and getting his trainer's and...
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Field set for Fan Hanover final

on 08/22/2020 8:51 PM
Party Girl Hill kept her perfect record alive winning one of two $35,000 eliminations for the Fan Hanover on Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The three-year-old daughter of Captaintreacherous fought off Lady Lou to win by half a length in 1:50 for driver Doug McNair, trainer Chantal Mitchell and owner Tom Hill.   “She’s got a real big engine on her,&r...
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PASS to Sandbetweenmytoes,, No Lou Zing

on 08/22/2020 8:47 PM
WASHINGTON, PA — Sandbetweenmytoes rolled to an easy victory in Saturday’s $188,756 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, clinching a spot in the $260,000 PASS championship set for Sept. 6 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. No Lou Zing captured the other division in the event for 3-year-od colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tarport Effrat, giving driver Dexter Dunn a stake sw...
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Bulldog Hanover, Desperate Man score

on 08/22/2020 8:54 AM
When Trevor Henry arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Aug. 21, he was expecting to drive division leading Desperate Man in the second of two $107,200 Gold Series divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts. He did not have a drive in the first Gold division. Fortunately for Henry, Jack Darling had just learned that Randy Waples was unable to drive Friday and the trainer was in nee...
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Family Recipe upsets in 1:49.4 in ISS

on 08/22/2020 8:51 AM
Lifetime marks were lowered in two $34,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action featured on the evening’s 13-race card on Friday, August 21 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings’ turn to tussle, and the fourth round of action brought victories from both a favorite and a price, Crook Boyzz and Family Recipe respecti...
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