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Jay Hochstetler, Nicole Agosti get first winners

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) wins the featured fillies and mares pace ($4,500) at Vernon Downs on Thursday (Aug. 2). Dangerousprecedent (Claude Huckabone III) put up all the early fractions (:27.4, :56.3, 1:25).. Love Live Laugh ($11..20) was fourth just before three-quarters.  Owned by Diane Whittemore and trained by Jimmy Whittemore, she went three wide in the stretch and wrestled...
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Takter with 4 hopes for Hambletonian win No. 5

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter has an idea of what to expect in Saturday’s 93rd Hambletonian at The Meadowlands. The unexpected. Takter, who will send four horses into the sport’s grand event for 3-year-old trotters as he tries for a record-tying fifth win, said the Hambletonian is a race that rarely follows conventional wisdom. Only five favorites have won the Hambletonian in the 21st century, and three c...
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Frankie White, well known in racing, dies

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Frankie White, well know throughout harness racing for her work at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale office and before that, for many years at the Tattersalls office in Lexington, has passed away. Mrs. White was also the wife of Tom White, a Hall of Fame Communicator member for his work as publicist for The Red Mile, Scioto Downs and the Little Brown Jug. The couple was married 60 years. Franc...
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Prop bets available at Big M on Hambo day

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
With sports wagering now well underway in the FanDuel Sports Book at the Meadowlands Racetrack, FanDuel is rolling out some interesting and entertaining Hambletonian-related prop bets for the Hambletonian card on Saturday. One of the wagers will tie the horses in with a sporting event. It is a parlay requiring selection of the winners of the two Hambletonian elimination heats, the Hambletonian ...
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Ohio Sires Stakes 2YO trotters set for Monday

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Seven $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old diagonally-gaited specialists will be contested Monday night at Northfield Park. The seven OSS divisions in leg three of this four-round series include four races for colts and three for fillies, with a first race post time of 6 p.m.  Youngsters eligible to the OSS program must be sired by a stallion registered with the Ohio Stat...
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Freshman pacers race in PA Stallion splits

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings took to the track in seven divisions of their third preliminary in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Friday afternoon over a Harrah’s Philadelphia oval that was listed "sloppy" for the first five divisions, upgraded to "good" after some dry weather for the sixth, and then taken back to "sloppy" after a sudden downpour (races listed in order of their happen...
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Newborn Sassy wins 44G distaff at Yonkers

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $4) rated her rivals into submission Friday night (Aug. 3rd), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away alertly from assigned post position No. 5, Newborn Sassy worked around Caviart Cherie, making the lead before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. She then pilfered a :29.2 second quarter (:57.1 intermission), effectively endi...
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Winndevie still unbeaten with NYSS win at Tioga

on 08/03/2018 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies took center stage at a soggy Tioga Downs on Friday (August 3). In the first division of the NYSS ($35,866,Winndevie (Jim Meittinis) nips Amal Hall (Marcus Miller) in an exciting stretch drive. Qiss Me Blue Chip (Rick Zeron) led them to a first quarter of :30.1, Amal Hall then took control leading them to a hal...
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Indiana SS action heats up at Hoosier Park

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
  The Hoosier State’s top trotters and pacers were on display at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 1 as the Anderson, Indiana oval played host to a stakes filled 14-race card. Six $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals were featured on the program and each division delivered some outstanding harness racing battles. It was a night ruled by favorites and Hoosier Park...
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Plainridge forced to cancel Thursday's card

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
The live racing card and all simulcast scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Plainridge Park has been postponed as a result of the Massachusetts Legislature adjourning without taking action on a replacement or extension of the live racing and simulcast bill before the end of formal business for the year on Wednesday.   The Senate will be holding an informal session on Thursday and...
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Electric Lad wins 50th race at Northfield

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
Electric Lad paced home for his 50th career victory, winning the sixth race at Northfield Park on Wednesday. The 13-year-old veteran, with 346 career starts, also has 51 seconds and 44 third-place finishes.   Electric Lad (Electric Yankee-Figmental-Precious Bunny) has career earnings of $436,459 with a lifetime mark of 1:51.2 at Hoosier Park at age nine. The pacer's richest win was ...
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Barn Girl wins 11th race of 2018

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
It was another day at the office for Barn Girl, as she rolled to her 11th victory in 15 starts this season in Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Barn Girl has finished first or second in each of those 15 outings.   Assigned the outside post position as usual, Barn Girl had little trouble grabbing the point for Aaron Merriman, thwarting the f...
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Hambletonian live on CBS Sports Network

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
CBS Sports Network will present a 90-minute telecast of the $1 million Hambletonian, live from the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 4-5:30 p.m. (EDT). The Hambletonian is the first and most prestigious leg of the Trotting Triple Crown.   CBS Sports Network, which has been the broadcast home of the Hambletonian since 2012, also will air the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, a...
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Lincolnjames working way to Meadows Preferred

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
When the Four Seasons released their hit Working My Way Back To You, they probably didn't have Lincolnjames in mind--that was 1966, after all. Yet the 7-year-old Northwest-Winbak Lucy gelding might be using that song for inspiration as he tries to work his way back to the Preferred Pace at The Meadows, a class he once dominated.   Lincolnjames has put together a modest two-race winn...
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Special label Hambletonian wine available

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
In celebration of the 93rd edition of America's greatest harness race, the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack and Tomasello Winery have teamed up to provide fans and guests with three special limited edition wine selections.   The $1 million Hambletonian is raced Saturday afternoon, Aug. 4 as the finale to the championship meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Post time is 12 n...
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Kentucky Fair finals Saturday at Red Mile

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
Fair action will take center stage Saturday, Aug 4, at The Red Mile in the Kentucky Fair finals each racing for a purse of $15,000. A total of 48 starters will go to the gate in the eight races. Two races are scheduled pre-program with post time for the first race at 5:45 p.m. The pre-program races includes the 3-year-old filly trot and the 2-year-old colt and gelding trot.   The 3-y...
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Akhenaton favored in French-American split

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
Paul Kelley will send out the favorite Akhenaton in the second division of the French American Trotting Club first leg Sunday afternoon at Yonkers. The 8-year-old drew post three off a convincing win at Saratoga July 25, making him the 5-2 choice in the $35,000 split.   Kelley's stable was well prepared to accept Akhenaton in June. Several of Kelley's staff and assistants previously ...
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Connections talk about Hambo contenders

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
Southwind Chrome is still finding his way as a racehorse, but trainer Paula Wellwood likes the direction he is heading. Unraced at age 2 because of an injury, Wellwood has tried to expose the colt to a variety of racing styles in preparation for Saturday's appearance in the 93rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Southwind Chrome has won once in seven races and finished second on four o...
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Rodeo Romeo draws the rail in Great Northeast

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
It's safe to predict that Rodeo Romeo, the leading point-winner in the Great Northeast Open Series in the open pace division, will not get as rough a trip as he did in his last start when he begins from the rail in a $30,000 divisional event Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Rodeo Romeo, had no chance to show that form in the Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga last time,...
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Hambletonian day in new Weekend Preview

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s 93rd renewal of the Hambletonian looks to be a dandy and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news you need to know. Find out what driver Scott Zeron says about his chances with the filly trotter Atlanta and also what trainer (and driver) Jimmy Takter’s thoughts are about his four starters, including Wolfgang. Takter also sends out the $800,000 yearling Tac...
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