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Artful Way scores at Plainridge for 10th win of year

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Saratoga regular Artful Way left the friendly confines of the Spa this week in lieu of a New England road trip to race the best resident pacers in Massachusetts. And as he heads back to New York, he’ll be taking with him a souvenir photo of his win in the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Aug. 6). Riding a a two-race win streak, Thisjetsabookin (Shawn G...
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Bronx Seelster holds on to win Battle of Waterloo

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Grand River Raceway marked its 28th annual Industry Day Horse Racing Celebration on August 6. The event featured 11 races totaling $565,855 in purses, including the track’s biggest races, the Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles. Nine of the best freshman two-year-old colts headed to battle this afternoon at Grand River Raceway. Amidst rain showers and overcast weather, Bronx ...
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3PF Neon Moon sets Grand River track mark

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies were part of Grand River Raceway’s annual Industry Day celebrations on Monday and Neon Moon set the tone for the afternoon’s festivities with a track record effort in the first $18,800 Grassroots division. From Post 5 driver Jody Jamieson sent Neon Moon straight to the lead and the fan favourite reeled off fractions of :26.4, 55.4 and 1...
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Lather Up sets Scioto track record

on 08/05/2018 2:00 AM
In what could only be described as a heavyweight fight, Lather Up out dueled and out lasted a feisty Bounding Dragon and drew away to an impressive 1:49.4, track record victory in a $59,400 division of the Director of Agriculture pace for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Saturday night. Bounding Dragon (Dan Noble) took the early lead while Lather Up (Montrell...
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Love Me Some Lou 1:50.4 winner in PASS

on 08/05/2018 2:00 AM
De Los Cielos Deo ($2.20) remained undefeated with a 1:51.3 victory on Sunday (Aug. 5) at Harrah's Philadelphia, but in the third of four Pennsylvania Sires Stakes divisions on the card, the Sweet Lou colt Love Me Some Lou put his nose on the wire first in 1:50.4. After yielding to Captain Victorious (Marcus Miller) and Odds On Boca Raton (Scott Zeron) on the first turn, Yannick Gingras bru...
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Longshots rule Friday night at the Meadowlands

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
The night before the 93rd Hambletonian it was bombs away at the Meadowlands Friday, as a track that had seen 29 favorites score in its previous 60 races (48 percent) became the land of long shots. Five times on the 12-race card the winner's odds were 16-1 or higher, and even though the 50-Cent Pick-5 saw a 2-5 shot win leg four, the payout was still a hefty $12,016.25. The non-chalk parad...
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Trainers talk Hambletonian contenders

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Crystal Fashion has played a big role in what has already been a memorable year for Jules Siegel and Jim Campbell. He could add to those memories in a big way Saturday. The stakes-winning colt is one of three horses for owner Siegel and trainer Campbell in Saturday’s $1.2 million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands Racetrack. Siegel, the owner of Fashion Farms in New Hope, Pa., was inducted into th...
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Youaremycandygirl sets mark in Shady Daisy

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl established a new track and stakes record Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands with a thrilling victory in the $96,600 Shady Daisy for sophomore pacing fillies. Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Ron Burke, the American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane filly held off favored Kissin In The Sand in a lightning-fast 1:48.2. Alexa’s Power and Tim Tetrick were a close third in the day’...
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Muscle Diamond barefoot winner in Vincennes

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Racing at the Meadowlands got off to a fast start Saturday, August 4 when Muscle Diamond opened the Hambletonian Day card with a 1:51 victory in the $30,000 Vincennes for open trotters. The six-year-old son of Muscle Hill, racing without shoes, moved three-wide in the stretch for driver Andrew McCarthy and reached the wire first over a quickly-improving track rated sloppy to begin the day. Satin...
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Don't Let'Em takes Haughton in record time

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Don’t Let’Em and Yannick Gingras set a new track and stakes record on their way to handily winning the $422,350 Peter Haughton Memorial for freshman colt and gelding trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday, August 4. Trained by Jimmy Takter, the Muscle Hill-Passageway colt took control early and stopped the clock in the day’s fourth race in a time of 1:51.4. Green Manalishi S trotted second w...
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The Ice Dutchess crowned in James Doherty

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
The team of Jimmy and Johnny Takter connected for their second win on the Hambletonian Day card, capturing the $357,450 James Doherty Memorial for freshman trotting fillies with The Ice Dutchess Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands. The Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen filly trotted to a 1:53.4 victory. Favored Beautiful Sin raced second and Hanna Dreamgirl was third. Lining up fifth in the field of ...
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Marion Marauder closes late for Cashman win

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Hambletonian champ Marion Marauder swung from the pylons and overtook Will Take Charge and favorite Hannelore Hanover late in the lane to capture the $286,650 John Cashman Memorial for free-for-all trotters Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands. The five-year-old son of Muscle Hill used a late burst of speed to hit the wire first in the 1 1/8 miles contest, tripping the timer in 2:06. Will Take ...
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Stay Hungry equals record in Cane Pace

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry used an explosive last quarter to catapult to victory Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands, capturing the $281,000 Cane Pace for sophomore colt and gelding pacers in a time of 1:47.3. The time equaled the stakes record, set by Dealt A Winner in the first jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown in 2015. The O’Brien Award winner was followed across the wire by Grant Teton and Babes Dig M...
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Crystal Fashion, Tactical Landing win Hambo elims

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Filly Atlanta set the fractions, but it was Crystal Fashion and Tim Tetrick that reached the wire first in the initial $100,000 Hambletonian elimination Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands. The Cantab Hall-Window Willow gelding stopped the timer in a world record 1:50.1, getting up in the final strides over the tiring filly. Met’s Hall rounded out the trifecta, and Evaluate and Hat Trick Hab...
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Western Joe scores in Sam McKee Memorial

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Western Joe and Scott Zeron were the fastest to the wire Saturday, August 4 in the $260,100 Sam McKee Memorial for free-for-all pacers, covering the 1 1/8 miles in a time of 2:02. The four-year-old son of Western Ideal-Ante Fay has become comfortable at the Meadowlands, picking up eight of his nine seasonal wins at the New Jersey oval. He finished ahead of McWicked while early leader Filibuste...
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Manchego wins Hambo Oaks in 1:50!

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Dan Patch Award winner Manchego took command early in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Saturday, August 4 and held off a challenge in the lane by slight favorite Phaetosive to win in a stakes record 1:50. It was yet another record performance for the team of Yannick Gingras and Jimmy Takter, who have won the last five Hambletonian Oaks. Plunge Blue Chip trotted third. Starting from post four,...
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Atlanta beats the boys in 93rd Hambletonian

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Scott Zeron, as he did in his elimination, sent filly Atlanta to the front and cut the mile in the 93rd edition of the $1 million Hambletonian. This time though, he made it stick late in the mile, keeping the Chapter Seven-Hemi Blue Chip lass in front of the boys to win in 1:50.4. The victory is the 14th by a filly in the sport’s most prestigious event, and the first since Continentalvictory i...
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50-1 Dream Together upsets in Steele Memorial

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Dream Together provided the biggest upset of Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. Driven by Bob McClure, the Muscle Hill mare, sent off at 50-1, came flying late to pass Broadway Donna in the $154,800 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial for free-for-all mare trotters, stopping the clock in 1:51.3. She paid $105.60, $49.60 and $25.20. Drawing outside in the field of nine, Yannick Gingras left with Arian...
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Shartin N scores Lady Liberty triumph

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Favorite Shartin N made a move after the quarter and went on to score her 13th win of the season in the $197,400 Lady Liberty for free-for-all pacing mares Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands. Driven by Tim Tetrick, the five-year-old mare covered the 1 1/8 miles distance in 2:04.1. Pure Country, winner of the 2017 edition, paced second and Blue Moon Stride was third. Shartin N took her ti...
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Ohio horseman Leo Gorfido dies at 83

on 08/04/2018 2:00 AM
Leo Gorfido, 83, of Medina, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, at Brookdale Medina South. He was born December 27, 1934 in Strongsville, Ohio. Mr. Gorfido was a home builder by trade and after retirement his passion became his horses, raising, training and racing at Northfield Park and Pompano Park. Mr. Gorfido was a lifetime resident of Medina, Ohio, and a proud 1952 Medina High School gradu...
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