Crockets Cullen N bounces back after illness

on 12/01/2018 10:41 PM
Larry Stalbaum’s Crockets Cullen N (Christian Cullen) won his first local Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel in mid-October.   Following a third-place finish the week after, the seven year old New Zealand invader fell sick and wound up taking a month off to recover. Stalbaum qualified Crockets Cullen N at Monticello in anticipation of his return to the Saratoga Open on Saturday ni...
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Golden Gun rallies for Batavia victory

on 12/01/2018 10:02 PM
As the rain came down, In Runaway Bay N splashed through it in a convincing gate to wire triumph in the $11,500 Open Handicap pace on Saturday night (Dec. 1) at Batavia Downs. In Runaway Bay N (Kevin Cummings) took early command from post two and set down even early fractions; reaching the half in :58.3. As they rounded the second turn and headed up the backstretch Upfront Countryboy (Billy D...
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Winwood Mac takes Dayton feature for Burke

on 12/01/2018 9:59 PM
Winwood Mac (Chris Page) flew through the stretch to capture the Saturday (Dec. 1) Open I Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, passing pacesetter and place finisher Night Pro (Dale Decker) and show finisher My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith) in the final strides.  It was the sixth triumph in 2018 for the 6-year-old son of Canyon Wind, raising his seasonal earnings to $92,543 earning half of the $18,000 p...
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Windsong Leo snags 19th win of season

on 12/01/2018 7:59 PM
Windsong Leo knifed through the slop to collect his 19th win this season, and third straight, in Saturday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Southwind Amazon is the "winningest" horse in harness racing this year with 20 victories while Windsong Leo is part of a four-way tie for second.   Dave Palone gave Windsong Leo a 29.4 second-quarter br...
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Marv Bachrad, renowned publicist, dies

on 12/01/2018 7:50 PM
Marvin Bachrad, a member of harness racing’s Communicators Hall of Fame, a former president of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) with 35 years as a director of the association, and such an influence on generations of harness journalists that he won the Harness Horse Youth Foundation Service To Youth Award, passed away on Friday evening, Nov. 30, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was ...
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SBOANJ, Big M reach sports betting agreement

on 12/01/2018 8:50 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners of New Jersey are extremely pleased to announce that they have reached a revenue sharing agreement for the next 10 years that will annually add a minimum of $1 million from the sports betting monies to the purse account. “With a bill for a five-year $100 million purse appropriation scheduled to be introduced in the le...
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Casa Miasa pulls off another Saratoga win

on 12/01/2018 8:04 AM
Casa Miasa (Driven To Win) was named this week as one of the nominees for Filly and Mare Claiming Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Evan Hoagland trainee spent a chunk of her season competing in claimers but in recent weeks has gone on a tear while racing in the conditional ranks. Casa Miasa had pulled off upsets in two of the three starts heading into Friday night’s tr...
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Trolley scores again at Meadowlands

on 12/01/2018 8:01 AM
One week ago, the Erv Miller-trained Trolley worked out a perfect pocket trip on the way to gunning down a heavy favorite in the Friday night conditioned trotting feature at the Meadowlands. Trolley left nothing to chance this time around, blasting to the lead just after the quarter and taking the Big M Friday night feature for a second straight week. The 5-year-old son of Donato Hanover-L...
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Made Of Jewels AS rallies for Yonkers win

on 11/30/2018 10:38 PM
Made of Jewels AS (Jordan Stratton, $21.60) picked off a take-no-prisoners Angel’s Pride (Brent Holland) late in the lane Friday night (Nov. 30th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s ‘sloppy’ $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Away third from assigned post position No. 3, Made of Jewels AS watched as the polester Angel’s Pride parked a wide-early Lispatt...
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Earl Empire N takes Batavia Open

on 11/30/2018 10:09 PM
Another sloppy track greeted participants for Friday night's (Nov. 30) card but it was no impediment for Empire Earl N who double-moved to victory in the $11,500 Open handicap trot at Batavia Downs. Leaving from post four, Empire Earl N (Drew Monti) tucked second behind Crystal Sphere (Billy Davis Jr.), who led the field to the half in :59.1. At that station the outside train came wi...
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Darlinonthebeach 1:52 winner at Mohawk

on 11/30/2018 10:06 PM
Grand Circuit star Darlinonthebeach shipped north and took the top spot in Friday's $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The top-class for pacing fillies and mares had seen three different winners (Request For Parole, Exhilarated, Kendall Seelster) in the last three weeks and all three were back to battle in Friday's feature contest. Richard 'Ni...
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Pandora's Box takes 1:56.3 lifetime mark

on 11/30/2018 5:26 PM
Pandora’s Box set a new lifetime mark of 1:56.3, while Northern Major’s 1:56.1 tied his personal best, as the pair won the $16,000 featured trots Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The sophomore Cantab Hall filly Pandora’s Box slipped out behind first-over American Steele in the third quarter, tracked that rival as he trotted to the lead headstretch, then overpow...
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Stud fee for Lazarus N set at $10,000

on 11/30/2018 4:13 PM
Lazarus N, the Wonder from Down Under retires from racing and begins his dual hemisphere stud career.   Taylor Made Stallions announced Friday (Nov. 30) that international superstar Lazarus N, Q 1:48.3 - BT 1:46.3, New Zealand's greatest and most accomplished racehorse of all time, has been retired from racing and will start his North American stud career at Deo Volente Farms in N...
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Ohio vets talk out-of-competition testing

on 11/30/2018 9:22 AM
A quintet of Ohio-based, practicing racetrack veterinarians provided the Ohio State Racing Commission members with their thoughts on out of competition testing at the OSRC’s monthly meeting on Thursday in Columbus. The veterinarians—who between them have over 150 years of experience—included: Dr. John Piehowicz, Cincinnati (Thoroughbreds/Standardbreds); Dr. John Reicher...
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DSBF 2YO finals held at Dover Downs

on 11/29/2018 10:42 PM
 Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old finals were held on Thursday at Dover Downs. Clear and chilly conditions greeted the participants for the last DSBF races for 2018. The night started out with a repeat winner from Harrington even though the driver was a bit late getting in from Florida. The freshman filly trotter Disco Soliel (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane) pulled f...
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This Is The Plan wins Progress Pace

on 11/29/2018 10:38 PM
Dover, DE —– This Is The Plan, steered by Tim Tetrick, snuck up the inside several hundred yards from the finish line to best Jimmy Freight (Scott Zeron) by a head in 1:50.2 in the $260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace final on Thursday (Nov. 29) at Dover Downs. This Is The Plan, who dead-heated with The Downtown Bus to capture the $193,750 Matron Stakes final over this very same o...
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Retiring Takter wins with Pinkman’s sister

on 11/29/2018 7:24 PM
 The full sister to Pinkman, the Explosive Matter-Margie Seelster freshman filly Im All Pink, made her career debut a winning one on Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, rallying from the pocket to catch pacesetter Bag O Chips by a neck in 1:57.4 in a $12,000 conditioned trot. The $210,000 yearling, owned by Christina Takter, John Fielding, Joyce McClelland, and Herb Liverman, was ha...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/29/2018 4:27 PM
After being parked for more than a year the 5-year-old trotter Trolley has returned to the races. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Erv Miller fills in the details on what Trolley was up during his time off.   Will recent Breeders Crown and TVG champ Tactical Landing race in 2019, or will he be retired to stud? Co-owner Kevin Greenfield gives an update on what...
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Cherry Peep sweet in Saratoga win

on 11/29/2018 3:27 PM
Cherry Peep (Conway Hall) continued her winning ways on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Amy Dowd-trained filly prevailed for the third time in her last four starts while competing in one of the $11,000 co-features for New York sired trotters. Driver Jay Randall was aggressive in the early going with Cherry Peep as he moved her out to the lead heading to the opening quarter, b...
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Hanover-breds top $30 million again

on 11/29/2018 1:32 PM
For the second consecutive year and third time in its history, horses bred by Hanover Shoe Farms have earned over $30 million. Last year Hanover Shoe Farms set an all-equine breed record with earnings of $31,451,117.   With more than one month remaining on the calendar, it is possible that last year's record will be eclipsed.   Jim Simpson, Hanover's president ...
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