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Burke Brigade take home three Crown trophies

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
Racing his most impressive mile of the season, Dorsoduro Hanover (pictured) stormed to the lead and continued to draw off to a 4 ¼-length win in 1:49.4 on the "sloppy" surface of The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday in the $530,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace final. Including wins by Warrawee Ubeaut and Percy Blue Chip, trainer Ron Burke captured three Crown trophies. ...
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Tactical Landing impressive in Crown 3CT win

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
The track at Mohegan Sun Pocono may have been sloppy Saturday night but the effort from Tactical Landing was pretty neat as he took the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Trot in a speedy 1:52.1.   Brian Sears got Tactical Landing away second as Met's Hall took the field to the quarter in 27.1, but he cruised to the front en route to the :55.4 half-mile marker. Tactical Landing hit three-...
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Captain Crunch crunches in BC 2CP

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
Scott Zeron drove Captain Crunch to a definitive three-length win in the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace Final at The Downs at Mohegan Pocono on Saturday. The time for the mile on the track rated "sloppy" was 1:51.3.   From the far outside, Blood Money left with Captain Crunch, followed by Captain Trevor and flushing to the outside, Proof took an early shot at chal...
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McWicked, Homicide Hunter win BC Opens

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
The 4-5 favorite McWicked (pictured) moved to the lead at the five-eighths pole, easily putting away Lazarus N and then opening to win by four comfortable lengths in 1:49.3. Brian Sears drove McWicked for trainer Casie Coleman, as he won his second Breeders Crown trophy. Early leader Filibuster Hanover rallied for second, while Donttellmeagain finished third. McWicked has now earned over $3.7...
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Shartin N, Emoticon Hanover win Mares Opens

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
Shartin N (pictured), aggressively driven by Tim Tetrick, won the $270,000 Breeders Crown Mares Pace final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun on Saturday. The time for the mile was 1:52 over the "sloppy" track.   Supplemented to the race, the New Zealand-bred 5-year-old mare Shartin N, by Tintin In America-Bagdarin, flew from the wings of the gate and denied the lead from a quick-leaving Tw...
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Lily Stride upsets "Big Four" in Crown 3FT

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
The $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot figured to be a battle among Atlanta, currently top-ranked in the sport's top 10 poll, Manchego (seventh), and Phaetosive. However, longshot Lily Stride (#4), at 31-1, had other ideas and pulled the upset in the $500,000 event, winning in 1:53.2. Lily Stride paid $65.40 to her backers.   Plunge Blue Chip pressured favored Atlant...
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Great Vintage scores in Yonkers Open Pace

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
It was an old-fashioned heater Saturday night, with Great Vintage (Mark MacDonald, $5.60) and I'm Some Graduate (Pat Berry, $12.20) dividing Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   The tandem swallowed up Mach it So (Joe Bongiorno) late in the lane, Great Vintage easing out from the pocket and I'm Some Graduate altering course and closing inside to match strides ...
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Favorites fall in Harvest Series finals

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario-sired rookies were on display Thursday at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the finals of the Harvest Series. A quartet of series finals put on a bow on the three-week event and featured a few upsets.   Angus Hall filly Dance Hall Babe muscled by race favorite P L Molly in the final eighth of a mile to win the $43,300 two-year-old trotting filly final.   Driven by Anthony MacDonald,...
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New York horseman Joseph Carrubba dies

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
Joseph R. Carrubba, 60, of Oakfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Rochester General Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born June 11, 1958, in Batavia, the son of the late Samuel and Patricia (Geitner) Carrubba.   Mr. Carrubba was born into a harness racing family as his father Sam raced a stable at Batavia Downs. He got his first driver's license at age seventeen and made hi...
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Selections made for Breeders Crown contest

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
Twelve of harness racing's top handicappers will be playing for charity on Saturday (Oct. 27) in a unique contest on the 12 Breeders Crown championships at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Breeders Crown Handicapping Contest is sponsored by the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown with total money of $1,750 to be awarded to three designated charities. The 12 players have been divided int...
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Woodbine Mohawk Park announces new series

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Friday announced details for a quartet of Winter Series to be raced at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Niagara Series and Valedictory Series will take place during the month of December and conclude on Boxing Day (Dec. 26). The Blizzard Series and Snowshoe Series begin in mid-January and will wrap up on Feb. 1.   Each series consists of two $17,000 prelimina...
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Svanstedt has high hopes for Crown victories

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
After driving Plunge Blue Chip to victory in her Breeders Crown elimination last weekend, and then watching rival Atlanta win hers, Ake Svanstedt seemed as intrigued as anyone by the possibilities in Saturday's $500,000 championship for 3-year-old female trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   "She won easy," Svanstedt said about Plunge Blue Chip, then added with a smile, "but Atla...
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NF Happenstance has changed Parker's life

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
If Jack Parker Jr. was ever getting back to the Breeders Crown finals, it was going to be with the best horse he ever had. And that's exactly how it has played out, as Parker's NF Happenstance has brought him to Saturday's $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot championship at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   "She's really changed my life for the better, in all kinds of ways," said Parker, w...
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Otten to join Meadowlands broadcast team

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
A new face will be seen on the award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast on Friday, Nov. 2. Michigan native Jessica Otten will join the Meadowlands as promotions/contest host and paddock interviewer.  Otten was born into the harness business and has assisted her father, Peter Otten, run his stable. In 2016 she joined Post Time with Mike and Mike for their first live remote ...
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Alagna looks for BC wins with Captain’s offspring

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
When it comes to Saturday’s Breeders Crown finals for 2-year-old pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, trainer Tony Alagna might not have any favorites in the program, but his horses represent a favorite in his heart. Captain Trevor, a colt, and fillies Tall Drink Hanover and Treacherous Reign are by two-time Pacer of the Year and 2013 Breeders Crown champion Captaintreacherous ...
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Six Pack sick, scratched from Breeders Crown

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
The Svanstedt Stable has tweeted that Kentucky Futurity winner Six Pack has been scratched from Saturday night's Breeders Crown 3Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot. Here is the tweet: "Unfortunately Six Pack has been sick and will not be racing in the Breeders Crown tomorrow night. Next start will be at Dover Downs in the Matron."
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Rockstar Angel A stars at Yonkers

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell, $5.90) went from first-up to first home Friday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried from post position No. 5, the lass watched Sell a Bit N (Jordan Stratton) make the first lead, doing so before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. Artrageous (Mark MacDonald) was not happy with that arrangement, havin...
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Rockstar Angel A stars at Yonkers

on 10/26/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell, $5.90) went from first-up to first home Friday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried from post position No. 5, the lass watched Sell a Bit N (Jordan Stratton) make the first lead, doing so before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. Artrageous (Mark MacDonald) was not happy with that arrangement, h...
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Cole, Columbo take Harrington titles

on 10/25/2018 2:00 AM
Closing night of the 72nd anniversary season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway was completed Wednesday, with end-of-season awards highlighting the program.   The driver's race was deadlocked going into the night as reigning champ Victor Kirby and Mike Cole were tied with 99 wins. When the dust settled Cole had four wins on the card to Kirby's one to clinch Cole's first driving ...
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Foiled Again tour heads to Plainridge Oct. 30

on 10/25/2018 2:00 AM
The richest Standardbred in the history of the sport, the $7.59 million winner Foiled Again will make a farewell tour stop at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30, as part of the biggest day of racing in Massachusetts this year.   Foiled Again's lifetime win count now stands at 105 as he comes to Plainridge off a victory in a $10,000 condition race at Harrington Raceway where he ...
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