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Youaremycandygirl earns favorable post; "Sand" draws 9

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl ($4.20), a noted frontstepper, moved to the lead in front of the stands and went on to a hard-fought head victory over Alexa’s Power in the sole $25,000 three-year-old pacing filly Breeders Crown elimination Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The sophomore fillies saw 11 horses declare for the Breeders Crown, with Kissin In The Sand and Baron Remy taking ...
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Arch Hanover picks up fifth straight victory

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Golden Gun (Josh Kinney) captured the featured pace ($6,500) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 20). Golden Gun ($3.50) charged to the lead and led the pack to a first quarter of :26.1. All About Rusty (John MacDonald) went first-over and put on the pressure all the way through the backstretch. Golden Gun, who is owned by the Wiz Kids Stable and trained by Jeff Sorenson, led to the ...
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Stratocaster takes Dash For G Notes final

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Mike Merton may not know how to play the guitar, but he knows how to drive a Stratacaster. Stratocaster, a 7-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-C D’s Girl, proved his 10-hole win in last week’s elimination was no 13-1 fluke as he scored as the slight 3-1 favorite in Saturday night’s feature at the Meadowlands, the $17,500 Dash for the "G" Notes Pace final. The Allen Sisco trainee got away...
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Phoenix Warrior N captures Meadows Preferred

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Phoenix Warrior N dueled with Windsong Leo through a :26.4 third quarter before edging away late to capture Saturday’s (Oct. 20) $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Phoenix Warrior N and Jim Pantaleano were stalking Windsong Leo and Dave Palone from the pocket when, after a sluggish :29.3 second panel, they decided to duke it out right there. The rivals raced as a team until t...
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Illinois invaders take Dayton features

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Travis Seekman guided a pair of Illinois invaders to the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway winner’s circle on Saturday night (Oct. 20), capturing both the $17,500 Open I and the $15,000 Open II paces. Hot Rod Dylan, trained by Nelson Willis, triumphed for just the third time in 2018 in the Open I, beating Snowball’s Romeo (Josh Sutton) and Winwood Mac (Chris Page) in 1:52.3 on a nig...
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Harvest Series prelims wrap up at Mohawk

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Preliminary round action of the Harvest Series wrapped up Thursday with 2-year-old colts and geldings in action at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 15 pacers and 12 trotters went to battle Thursday evening over four $17,000 second-leg divisions for the Harvest.   Shadow Play gelding Shadow Of A Daut launched the evening's festivities with a 12-1 upset in the opening split for pacers. &nb...
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"Yankee" Joe Lee hits a double in amateur trots

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
"Now that the baseball season is over I can concentrate a little more on my love of amateur racing," "Yankee" Joe Lee, the locker room manager for the New York Yankees said after he won a NAADA Trot Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway.   Well, maybe it was that concentration Lee was referring to that enabled him to earn another driving victory when he won the Billings trot Thurs...
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NY Sires Stakes announces Breeders Awards

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes has announced annual Breeders Awards for the 2018 racing season, totaling $1,000,000. Payment packages will be mailed to the recipients over the coming days. The full list of awards can be found at the New York Sire Stakes website. The Breeders Awards program provides rewards for each level of New York Sire Stakes racing: Sire Stakes, Excelsior Series and County Fairs. ...
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Yearlings online for Blooded Horse Fall Sale

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Black-type yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale to be held Nov 13-14 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Oh. The 117 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects will round out Tuesday’s session and all day Wednesday. Entries for racehorses and breeding stock will remain open through Monday Oct. 22. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to view...
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Macombers hope Carol's Z Tam makes big show

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
If Carol's Z Tam's performance at Dayton three weeks ago was something of an audition, her appearance in Saturday's Breeders Crown eliminations for older female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono could be considered her callback. Now she will look to land a spot in the big show.   Carol's Z Tam, trained by Jamie Macomber for owner Bill Matz's Z Tam Stables, competes in the firs...
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Ohio's Frederick Polk dies at 88

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Frederick Charles Polk, 88, of Zanesville, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 12, at The James Cancer Center, Columbus.   He was born July 15, 1930, in Zanesville, a son of the late Charles and Helen Olenchuk Polk. He was the owner and operator of Polk Scrap Iron, was a United States Marine serving in the Korean Conflict and was one of the first marines that landed in Korea and was awarded two ...
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Gimpanzee remains undefeated with elim win

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes champion Gimpanzee ($4.00) remained undefeated in eight career starts, overcoming a four-week absence and the tough tuck-then-first-over trip to post a 1:54.4 victory in one of two $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for two-year-old trotting males Friday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The son of Chapter Seven, who also sired the earlier filly winner Woodside Char...
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St Somewhere, Tall Drink Hanover take 2FP elims

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras drove St Somewhere to a 1:52.2 win in the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations for two-year-old filly pacers at Pocono Downs on Oct. 19. St Somewhere watched Queen Of The Pride and Annie Hill leave quickly but Queen Of The Pride took a few bad steps and could not get the lead. Annie Hill couldn’t hold on too long racing smoothly as St Somewhere brushed first-over and took ov...
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Woodside Charm wins by 12 1/2 lengths in 1:53

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Woodside Charm further established her credentials as a superstar in the making when she won her $20,000 elimination of the Breeders Crown for two-year-old trotting fillies Friday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a startling 1:53 – almost a second faster than any divisional Crown final has gone on a five-eighths mile track. The second elim went to When Dovescry in 1:54.  Owner/train...
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Champagne Jane breaks maiden for Crown win

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Bob McClure, a top Canadian driver who has shown an ability to coax the most out of trotting females (Dream Together), worked his magic again in the first of Friday’s three $20,000 eliminations of the Breeders Crown for two-year-old trotting fillies, guiding Champagne Jane to her maiden victory in 1:55.4 with a strong stretch burst at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  Special Honor and A...
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No Mas Amour, Proof, Captain Trevor win elims

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
No Mas Amor, with Matt Kakaley in the bike, rolled swiftly on the inside through the stretch to win the first elimination of the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Pace in 1:50.3. No Mas Amor,  a son of Sweet Lou, stayed in the back early as Air Force Hanover passed De Los Celos Deo when the gate launched the small field of five (American Mercury was a scratch) into action.  Air Force ...
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Ginsburg, Alagna each score 3 at Meadowlands

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Vinny Ginsburg and trainer Tony Alagna were the big stars at the Meadowlands Friday night, as each scored three times on the 10-race program. The potent pair teamed up to win twice on the card, first with Odds On Stephanie in a conditioned event for filly and mare pacers. The 3-year-old by Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure scored as the 1-5 favorite in 1:53.4 in the second race to win ...
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Sally Fletcher A takes Saratoga mare feature

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Sally Fletcher A (American Ideal) scored in the Fillies and Mares Open for the second consecutive Friday night at Saratoga as the Jose Godinez trainee rolled to a front-running victory in 1:53.3. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted Sally Fletcher A and wasted no time retaking the lead after briefly giving way to invader Culinary Delight N (Larry Stalbaum). Happy Heart (Mark Beckwith), who was the run...
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Carlson drives Harrah's Philly feature winners

on 10/19/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Eric Carlson had the hot hands at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, sweeping the featured paces for distaffs for trainers with whom he had combined for a victory earlier on the card. In a $16,000 conditioned pace, Carlson and the Bettor’s Delight sophomore filly Dark Force worked out a two-hole trip, rallied up the inside to a midstretch lead, and then held off a late charge...
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Bettor Trix N wins fourth straight in U.S.

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
At Harrah's Philadelphia, "Trix" isn't for kids--but she might be for the Open mares class soon, as the Bettor's Delight mare Bettor Trix N remained undefeated in four North American starts after a 1:53.2 triumph in the $17,000 distaff featured pace Wednesday.   Driver Tim Tetrick, a three-time winner on the day, sent Bettor Trix N to the lead just past the :27.4 quarter, then got a...
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