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"Captain," Miller, Alagna sweep at Mohawk

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna and driver Brett Miller teamed up to sweep Tuesday's opening round of the Whenuwishuponastar Series with a pair of Captaintreacherous fillies. A group of 17 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $14,000 divisions.   Tall Drink Hanover converted off a two-hole trip to break her maiden and win the first division in 1:53.2. The daughter of Captaintreachero...
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Hambletonian Future Wager 3 begins Wednesday

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
The third Hambletonian Future Wager will commence on Wednesday at noon and close on Friday, Aug.3 at 10 p.m.   Entries have been taken and drawn for the Saturday, Aug. 4 Hambletonian so this future wager offers the opportunity to place a win wager on the actual participants. The $1 million Hambletonian may be seen live on the CBS Sports Network from 4-5:30 pm,   ...
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Gimpanzee sets Saratoga 2CT record in NYSS

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Tuesday evening. Each division for the freshman high-steppers went for a purse of $54,500 and in the first division of the night, a new track record for 2-year-olds was set. Marcus Melander's Gimpanzee (Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows) was the public's 2-5 betting favorite ...
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Watts Was I Drinkin tastes victory at Plainridge

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Spending more time parked out than drafting, Watts Was I Drinkin came up big winning the $14,000 fillies and mares winners-over handicap pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon. Empty Gesture (Chris Long) got away strong and did the heavy lifting on the front end for the bulk of the mile. Watts Was I Drinkin (Mike Stevenson) tucked in third from post five off the gate but di...
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Three HHYF participants to race on Hambo day

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
The field has been set for Harness Horse Youth Foundation's "invitational" exhibition to be held Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack. One representative from each of the three introductory level programs were selected to participate.   "Each of these young people demonstrated keen interest in harness racing as well as possessing great work ethics and sportsmanship. It is alwa...
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Yonkers set for all-trot Sunday

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's all-trot Sunday, Aug. 5, matinee features a $54,800 Open Handicap Trot and the beginning of the French-American Trotting Club Series.   Post time for the 10-race card is 12:30 p.m. with all races—save for the seventh—of the ‘French' theme, as in overflow fields at the mile-and-a-quarter distance.   The weekly trotting feature begins the progra...
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Trainer Cecere takes three PA Stallion races

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
A big week for Pennsylvania-sired 2-year-old colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia started on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 1) with six divisions of the second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for trotters. Trainer Domenico Cecere, head trainer for the powerful Lindy Farms and profiled in the just-delivered edition ofHoof Beatsmagazine, conditioned the first two winners. The first...
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So Awesome, Hurrikane Norakane best in NYSS

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
With $105,000 up for grabs in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night, 10 of the best state-bred 2-year-old pacing fillies were on hand to compete in two divisions for the spoils and both winners put in career best efforts to get the job done.  So Awesome (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl) lived up to her name in the first $52,500 division as she led the race at e...
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Thisjetsabookin 1:52 winner at Plainridge

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
After winning handily last week in 1:52 off a :54.4 back half, Thisjetsabookin stepped up to the top class and had no problem repeating, as he won the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap Pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (July 30). Deetzy (Greg Merton) took an early lead and scooted to the quarter in :26.2. Thisjetsabookin (Shawn Gray) sat behind him second while BJ’s Guy (Jim Hardy) ...
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Springsteen, Heavenly Sound take NYSS splits

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
One odds-on choice sizzled and one odds-on choice fizzled Monday night during Yonkers Raceway's $172,000 New York Sires Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   The event once again honored the memory one of the state's true get-it-done gentlemen, whose contributions to the industry were way too numerous to mention here.   The Monday sizzling w...
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Captain Ahab, Best In Show best in Dream Maker

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Captain Ahab and Best In Show were victorious in round one of the Dream Maker Series on Monday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A group of 12 two-year-old pacers were split into a pair of $14,000 opening leg divisions of the Dream Maker. The annual series has been used as a launching pad to stardom over the years. Captain Ahab appeared to never break a sweat in cruising to a 1:52.4 victo...
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Bye Bye Felicia ties 4YO mare pacer world record

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Sass trotted home for his sixth straight win Monday in Northfield Park's 10th race, the $19,000 Open Trot. The 5-year-old stallion is owned by Paul and Patricia O'Neil of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. and trained by Jessica Roegner. Aaron Merriman was aboard for the winning drive.   Sass was assigned post eight and was parked through fractional times of :28 and :56.1. He made th...
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Battle of Waterloo elims held at Grand River

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
A total of seven elimination dashes on Monday decided the finalists for Grand River Raceway's feature races on its 28th Industry Day event. Grand River's Monday card featured three eliminations for the Battle of Waterloo, with the top three from each division advancing to next Monday's $262,000 final on Monday, Aug. 6, and four elims for Battle of the Belles where fillies had to finish no w...
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Ten vie in two NYSS 2FP splits at Batavia

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
There is $105,000 up for grabs with only 10 entrants on hand to compete for it in two divisions as the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing fillies rolls into Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon.   The NYSS events are carded as race one and seven with post time for the first race at 5 p.m.   So Awesome (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl) will lead the way in the first $...
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Roar Of Approval roars by 7 in MSRF

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
On a damp Monday night, Ocean Downs hosted two Maryland Standardbred Race Fund splits each for freshman colt and gelding pacers and filly trotters.   The first race was the first division for filly trotters. Gittin All Sexy (Googoo Gaagaa) with Russell Foster in the bike controlled every quarter in the 2:03.4 mile finishing 2 ¾ lengths ahead of Tiny Tiara (Lockkeeper). Richard Hans owns,...
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Eighteen trotters entered in Hambletonian

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Eighteen 3-year-old trotters have been entered for this year's Hambletonian, which will be raced Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The trotters will be split into two, nine-horse eliminations, with the top five finishers in each returning for the same-day $1 million final.   Trainer Jimmy Takter has entered four into this year's 93rd renewal of the trotting classic: Tactic...
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First glimpse at Hambletonian day stakes

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has taken the entries for Hambletonian Day Saturday, Aug. 4, Tuesday morning and the draw for post positions for the 93rd Hambletonian may be viewed on Facebook live at 2 p.m.   The Hambletonian box held 18 entrants which will result in two fields of nine to race in $100,000 first heat elimination races with the top five from each returning later that afternoon t...
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Lazarus N confirmed as Dan Patch supplement

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce Lazarus N, who is hailed as the greatest racehorse to ever emerge from New Zealand, will be making his North American racing debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the 25th edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 10.   Lazarus N will be supplemented to the Dan Patch Stakes for a fee of $25,000 by Hall of F...
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Wolfgang, Six Pack favored in Hambo elims

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Eighteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday's 93rd Hambletonian Stakes at the Meadowlands Racetrack, requiring two eliminations to trim the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that afternoon. Wolfgang is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the first elimination and Six Pack is the 2-1 favorite in the second. Atlanta, the lone filly taking on the boys, is the 3-1 second choice in the firs...
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PA issues detailed statement on allegations

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
The following statement was issued by the Standardbred Bureau of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission at its regular monthly meeting July 31: As the result of significant misstatements of fact appearing on the Paulick Report from various sources, the State Horse Racing Commission wishes to make the following statement of facts to dispel the misinformation.   Regarding the ...
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