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Foiled Again greets fans, then wins from post 9

on 11/10/2018 12:00 AM
Foiled Again did not disappoint at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Nov. 10), persevering despite his age, freezing temperatures and an outside post position to win his 106th career victory. Driver Chris Page fired the 14-year-old champion off the wings when the Mike Woebkenberg gate folded and picked up adversaries one at a time until finally clearing to the front...
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Music Is Art wins at Pocono with wide rally

on 11/10/2018 12:00 AM
The Onlyest One, a Bettor’s Delight gelding racing for the first time for the meet’s leading trainer Rene Allard after a claim, overcame a first-over journey to post a 1:52.3 victory in the $18,000 claiming handicap pacing  feature Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where the mercury was one degree above freezing for the evening’s headliners. Now a 13-time wi...
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JK Panache scores again at Saratoga

on 11/10/2018 12:00 AM
With no Open Pace being contested this week, the $15,000 winners-over was the Saturday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The race kind of had the look of an Open in that the runner-up in the last two installments of the local Open, JK Panache, was a member of the field. The Dave Dewhurst trainee was assigned the outside post in the featured field of six but was still backed by the betting p...
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I'll Yqr steps up in class and wins Batavia Open

on 11/10/2018 12:00 AM
Despite a substantial step up in class, Iyq Yqr held to script and went gate to wire to win the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (Nov. 10) at Batavia Downs. Iyq Yqr (Denny Bucceri) got away sharply off the gate, took the lead and rolled through the first two turns with no pressure at all. That came when Cool Like Fire (Billy Davis Jr.), who pulled at the three-eighths, drew al...
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9YO Atta Boy Dan posts 49th career victory

on 11/10/2018 12:00 AM
Atta Boy Dan moved relentlessly first-over to capture his second straight victory in Saturday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned pace. Atta Boy Dan was fourth down the backside when Dave Palone sent him after the leader, Nitro Seelster. The two dueled for nearly one-quarter mile before Atta Boy Dan edged away and downed his rival by 3/4 lengths in 1:52, with Gallant Seelster th...
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Hoosier meet complete; titles to Tetrick, Cullipher

on 11/10/2018 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park concluded the 25th silver anniversary season of live harness racing with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, Nov. 10. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his fifth consecutive and seventh leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who led the stand...
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Hamb. Society's Mary Lou Dondarski dies at 74

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Mary Lou Dondarski, the longtime office manager at The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 8. She was 74. In 2006, Ms. Dondarski received the Unsung Hero Award from the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) for her behind-the-scenes role at the Hambletonian Society. She was also recognized by USHWA in 2013 with a President's Award from then-USHWA president ...
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Norman hopes for Garden State success

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman will send the two morning-line favorites to Saturday's inaugural Garden State Trot events for 2 year olds at the Meadowlands Racetrack, with Evident Beauty the 2-1 choice in the $55,000 race for fillies and Reign Of Honor getting the 2-1 nod in the $50,000 race for colts and geldings. David Miller will drive both. Evident Beauty, a daughter of Trixton out of Struc...
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Gold Orchid N stays perfect in 5 NA starts

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Gold Orchid N handled a step up in class to keep her North American record perfect after five starts, winning a $14,500 high-level conditioned distaff pace at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday in 1:52.   Fellow New Zealander Dexter Dunn was in the sulky behind the victorious daughter of Bettor's Delight, and they couldn't have enjoyed a better journey. Delightful Dragon grabbed the lead ear...
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Come See The Show sells for $425,000

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
The mixed portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale auction in Harrisburg, Pa., concluded early Friday evening with 619 horses and/or stallion shares sold for $18,259,000, generating an average price of $29,498. The sale topper was sold in the supplement portion of Friday's session when Hip 1945, the 3-year-old pacing filly Come See The Show, was bought for $425,000 by breeder Steve Jones of C...
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Blake MacIntosh wins two at Saratoga

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Canadian invader Blake MacIntosh brought two of his trainees south to Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete on Friday night. The veteran conditioner came to the Spa with the 4-year-old pacer Clear Idea (American Ideal) and 4-year-old trotter Just For You (Yankee Glide). Clear Idea has been one of the top stars out of the MacIntosh stable, particularly in her 2017 campaign when she finished second in t...
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Party At The Banks takes top trot at Dayton

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
There were new subjects in the winner’s circle photos following the co-featured $18,000 Open Trot and the $17,500 Open Mares Pace on Friday (Nov. 9) at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Winning is nothing new for Party At The Banks, the top trot winner, as she has steadily worked her way up the condition ranks in Ohio over the last three months.  Since mid-August the 4-year-old Ohio-si...
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Rockstar Angel A captures mare open at Yonkers

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Favored Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell, $4.60) continued her form spree Friday night (Nov. 9), winning Yonkers Raceway’s wet and windy $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. From assigned outside post position six, Rockstar Angel A left into a three-hole behind Call Me Queen Be (Joe Bongiorno) and Mac it A Par (Jason Bartlett). The former made the lead before a 28-second opening quarter-mil...
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Kendall Seelster beats older mares at Mohawk

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Kendall Seelster delivered another stunning performance to defeat older rivals for the second consecutive week in Friday's $30,000 Mares Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The three-year-old daughter of Shadow Play and driver Sylvain Filion shot off cover in the lane and stormed home to a 1:52.4 victory over five older mares. Trained by Rod Boyd, Kendall Seelster rallied last week from se...
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French-bred Bioness scores at Batavia

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
When French-bred trotter Bioness last competed at Batavia Downs he won the $15,000 Schroeder Invitational trot in October. On Friday (Nov. 9) he stayed undefeated at the Genesee County oval by taking the $11,500 Open Handicap trotting feature under a slick drive by his young reinsman Hunter Oakes, over a very sloppy track.  When the wings folded Bioness started the long trek from post seve...
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Caviart Ally coasts to 1:50.2 Meadowlands win

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
The heavy rain and sloppy conditions didn’t figure to deter Caviart Ally in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacing fillies and mares, as the 4-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Allamerican Cool stomped on an abbreviated field, besting four foes in 1:50.2. The Noel Daley trainee was sent to the gate as the 1-9 choice and deservedly so. ...
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Meadows makes changes to Pick 4/5 guarantees

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Thursday announced changes involving guarantees for its daily Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers.   Beginning Saturday, Nov. 10, The Meadows no longer will offer pool guarantees for each Pick 4 and Pick 5 wager. Instead, the track, in association with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Initiative, will offer a $5,000 total-pool Pick 4 g...
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Well-traveled Mainland Key N keeps winning

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
At 13, Mainland Key N probably has reached an age where he'd rather kick back, nosh carrots and binge-watch Season 3 of Mr. Ed. But trainers keep claiming him—he's performed for eight of them this season alone—so the old boy keeps working...and keeps producing.   In fact, when he goes forward in Saturday's third race at The Meadows, he'll be looking to edge closer to $900,0...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Two-year-old trotters are in action in a pair of Garden State races Saturday at the Meadowlands, and driver Andy Miller discusses Team Miller's hopes in each contest in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. A harness guy had a big Thoroughbred weekend at Churchill Downs. Chuck Grubbs, a professional gambler and part-time Standardbred trainer based in Kentucky, reveals his strategy on ...
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Ameliosi edges Tymal Reign at Philadelphia

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Tymal Reign set most of the pace in the $14,500 trotting feature Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but pocket-sitting Ameliosi had inside room and from midstretch inched up with every stride and finally nipped her rival in the final few feet, stopping the timer in 1:55.3.   Ameliosi, a daughter of Explosive Matter trained by Jenny Melander for owner Jo...
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