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Two NYSS 3CT divisions Wednesday at Batavia

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
The sixth of eight stops by the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs this year occurs on Wednesday afternoon when 10 top Empire State-bred 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings will compete in two divisions for the $116,000 of prize money available for distribution.   The NYSS events go as race one and seven. There are also two Excelsior "A" contests that go in race two and...
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HOF-bound Toscano hopes to win Yonkers Trot

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
Linda Toscano felt as though she had her wings clipped when at the age of 13 her family moved from Brooklyn to Long Island. But the teenager soon fell in love with horses, which led her soaring to historic heights in harness racing, topped most recently by her election to the sport's Hall of Fame.   Toscano, though, is not finished flying. The trainer will be looking to add to her r...
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Delcrest Magicstar drops & pops at Meadows

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
Delcrest Magicstar, who had been competitive but winless in recent starts against The Meadows distaff elite, took advantage of a drop into a $12,700 condition trot Tuesday with a five-length romp. Delcrest Magicstar got away second for Brian Zendt and quarter-poled to the point. The 4-year-old daughter of Majestic Son and Star’s Balance thwarted the first-over bid of Fireball’s ...
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Leonard pads Hawthorne lead with 6 wins

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
In a Hawthorne meet that he has dominated since the start of the summer, leading driver Casey Leonard had a big night on Sunday night.   Entering the evening with a lead in the driver standings of nearly 100 victories, Leonard opened the night winning with Shooting Cool (1:54.4) for trainer William Crone in race one. He capped off the double as he guided home Girls Girls Girls (1:54.) in ...
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Freshman pacers to battle in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Thirty-six freshman pacers will wage war in Ohio Sires Stakes contests on Monday evening at Northfield Park. A total of 14 fillies will battle in two $50,000 divisions, while 22 colts spar in three $40,000 divisions. First race post time is 6 p.m.   Ohio-registered stallions represented in these five events include the ill-fated Dragon Again, with eight youngsters (two fil...
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Homicide Hunter best in Great Northeast

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Homicide Hunter, already No. 1 in the point standings in the Great Northeast Open Series division for trotters, marked himself as the horse to beat in his $100,000 final next Sunday with an authoritative 1:51.4 triumph in the $30,000 final preliminary on Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The altered son of Cantab Hall has achieved much success racing on the lead, but o...
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WHHC pot increased to $150,000 in 2019

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by DerbyWars.com—offering a record $150,000 prize pool—is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019.   On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool, the largest in the history of the WHHC. ...
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Courtly Choice returns Tuesday in NYSS

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Courtly Choice is invading Yonkers Raceway for the first time Tuesday night  coinciding with the $173,500 New York Sires Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Post time for the 10-race card is 6:50 p.m., with the pair of $86,750 statebred events going as races 7 and 8.   Courtly Choice drew post position No. 6 in the opening div...
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Fiftydallarbill eyes Grand Circuit return

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Fiftydallarbill has spent nearly two months at home in Indiana, but the 2017 Breeders Crown champion is preparing for a return to the Grand Circuit following Thursday's $85,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old male trotters at Hoosier Park. The colt, unbeaten in his past four races, is being pointed toward next month's Canadian Trotting Classic at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   "H...
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Draws set for Yonkers Trot, Messenger finals

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s two $500,000 Triple Crown events, Saturday night’s (Sept. 1) 64th Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes No. 63. The Trot, which required no elimination races, goes as the sixth of a dozen races (first post 6:50 p.m.) The draw yielded a nearly-complete alphabetical order: 1-Helpisontheway (s, Jim Morrill Jr.), 2-Lindsey’s Pride (g, Marc...
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Pantaleano drives six winners at Meadows

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Jim Pantaleano collected six wins for as many trainers Monday (Aug. 27) at The Meadows. He scored for conditioners Scott Betts, Paul Kennedy, Christen Pantaleano, Richard Perfido, Justin Pirillo and Todd Rooney. Also enjoying a big day was Dan Rawlings, who piloted three winners on the 13-race card. In Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice was refreshed by a :...
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Calvin B 1:50.4 winner at Plainridge

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Mitchell Cushing has been on a tear of late and his driving success continued on Monday afternoon (Aug. 27) at Plainridge Park when he added five more wins to his total, moving him into fourth place in the local driving colony. He finished first with Betterlatethnnever (1:53.3, $2.80), Lucky Sport (1:52.4, $2.40), Star Of Terror (1:53.2, $22.60) and Calvin B (1:50.4, $4.40), all of which we...
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Robbie Burns N takes Harrington Open Pace

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker, Barry Spedden and Prestige Stables’ Robbie Burns N ($3.40, Montrell Teague) made his Delaware debut a winning one Monday with a 1:51.2 win in the $15,000 Open pace at Harrington Raceway. It was one of four wins on the card for driver Teague, who joined Victor Kirby with a grand slam. Trained by co-owner Parker, Robbie Burns was the beneficiary of a pocket...
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Jimmy Freight sets record in Messenger elim

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Owner Adriano Sorella paid $30,000 for the privilege of Jimmy Freight entering the 63rd Messenger Stakes. We’re surmising the other connections would glad pay at least twice that much the privilege of Jimmy Freight exiting the 63rd Messenger Stakes. That’s because Jimmy Freight (Louis-Phillipe Roy, $3.30) made Yonkers Raceway his very own veranda Saturday night, rolling in an elimination r...
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Alagna fillies dominate Eternal Camnation

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna and his Captaintreacherous fillies led the way with two wins in Saturday’s Eternal Camnation Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 23 pacing fillies were split into three divisions of the Grand Circuit event. Key West, sent to post as the overwhelming 1-5 mutuel favorite, held on for a narrow score in the first C$84,116 Eternal Camnation Stakes division. Trai...
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Impressive efforts in Nassagaweya splits

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Captain Crunch, Captain Ahab and Stag Party all turned in statement performances in Saturday’s Nassagaweya Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 24 rookie pacing colts and geldings were entered in the Nassagaweya and split into three divisions. While Key West, Quebec Blue Chip and Tall Drink Hanover captured their respective divisions of the Eternal Camnation.  Captain Crunch stayed...
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Top Flight Angel wins Yonkers feature

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
A from last favored Top Flight Angel (Brian Sears, $5.40) did it with gusto Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot. The weekly trotting feature went as the flat-mile opener, right before the four added-distance ‘French’ races. Top Flight Angel, the 2017 Yonkers Trot winner, sat last early here from outside post position six. It was Rose Run Syd...
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Sunfire Blue Chip wins Great Northeast

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Not only did Sunfire Blue Chip ($14.20) duel down double millionaire Mach It So, but he also parried a ferocious late rally from the white-hot Donttellmeagain in Sunday afternoon's featured $30,000 Great Northeast event for open pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 8-year-old American Ideal entire got away cleanly in third behind early pacesetter Check Six (Tony Morgan) and stalked a :26.1 ...
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