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Hurricane Beach wins after record :51.3f half

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
According to a detailed check of available records, the Somebeachsomewhere–Blazing Yankee 4-year-old pacing gelding Hurricane Beach cut the fastest half-mile ever in a Standardbred race on a five-eighths-mile track (:51.3), in winning the last race on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The final time for the mile was 1:49.4, over a sloppy track, in the $17,000 conditioned pa...
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Maine SS for 3YOCTs continue at Scarborough

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes action made its third consecutive appearance at Scarborough Downs on Sunday as the 3-year-old colt pacing division took center stage. In stunning deja vu fashion, everything old was reminiscently new once again on Sunday with two stakes divisions generating the exact same winners from just the week prior. It seems that Pembroke Pharoah has found winning races to his liking. It...
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Dewycolorintheline tops $1 million in earnings

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
On Sunday afternoon at Yonkers, Dewycolorintheline became harness racing's newest millionaire with an overnight win, giving him a career total of $1,000,481 from 31 wins in 147 career starts. Now 8 years of age, Dewycolorintheline was bred by Jeff Gural as Little E LLC, came from the first crop of Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe out of the stakes winning mare Magenta Hall 2,1:55.2 and was...
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Jimmy Freight sets Rideau Carleton record

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
After two weeks spent south of the border taking on the best 3-year-old pacing colts in North America, Jimmy Freight returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Sunday and delivered his third straight commanding Gold Series victory, circling the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in 1:50.3. Driver Louis Philippe Roy sent Jimmy Freight directly to the front from post two and the heavy favorite cru...
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William Wall, raced horses as Wall Bros., dies

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
William K. Wall, 97, died June 29, surrounded by his loving family. He  was born June 7, 1921, to Hester (Kuntz) and Lester Wall in Richwood, Ohio. He enjoyed idyllic childhood summers in Dayton, Ohio, in the loving care of his grandparents, Dooney (Nicholas J. Kuntz) and grandma Kuntz (Anna Browne). His lifelong passion for horses was fostered in this environment, wh...
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Winning Mister dies of colic at age 12

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
Trotting sire and million-dollar winner Winning Mister 6, 1:51.3, has died of colic. The 12-year-old stallion resided at the farm of his breeder-owner, Robert Key. Trained at age two by Rich Gillock, Winning Mister showed talent and finished second in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final. At age three he competed in major events and finished second in the Old Oaken Bucket. At age five he wo...
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Six Pack, Atlanta favored in Hambo Future 2

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
The second Hambletonian Future Wager is now closed and the results indicate increased interest. The handle of $13,342 nearly doubled the $6,991 bet on Future Wager No. 1.   Six Pack, off his world record effort in the Stanley Dancer Memorial, was made the favorite at odds of 9-5 when wagering closed at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. The recently announced filly entran...
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Entries closing soon for Blooded Horse sale

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
The 62nd annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale is close to capacity and will close Friday, July 27. Held Tuesday and Wednesday August 28-29 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, the sale will feature 128 black type yearlings on Tuesday (that session is closed) along with a couple hundred mixed horses. The balance of the sale is composed 2 & 3-year olds, seasoned racehorses and breedi...
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NY-sired 2YO filly pacers at Yonkers Tuesday

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
A sort of quirk in the schedule finds New York frosh fillies back for the second time in 18 evenings, with Yonkers Raceway hosting Tuesday night’s (July 24) $159,000 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace. Post time for the dozen-race card is 6:50 p.m., with the sire stakes events going as races seven (purse $78,800) and eight (purse $80,200), respectively. The opening event finds So Awesom...
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Windsong Leo wins 5th straight at Meadows

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
Windsong Leo rolled to his fifth straight victory in a career-best 1:49.4 in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Windsong Leo was posted farthest outside in the field of five, but when he reeled off the first quarter in a snappy :26.4 before getting a :29.1 breather from Ronnie Wrenn Jr., he was racing only the clock. Major Nemesis raced capably first-over to finish s...
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Evenin Of Pleasure captures Gerrity Memorial

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Heading into Saturday night (July 21), in two of the previous five installments of the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel, the track record has been set. A standard was not established in this edition, but Evenin Of Pleasure did pace the third fastest time (1:49.2) in track history. In 2013, Bolt The Duer lowered the all-age track record to 1:49 before having his ma...
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Helpisontheway, Hey Blondie win Tompkins

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Helpisontheway looked like a seat-filler in the Saturday night (July 21) feature at the Meadowlands, the $61,900 Arthur Tompkins Memorial for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot. The Linda Toscano trainee was sent to the gate at odds of 9-1 and was one of only two horses in the field of eight who are not eligible to the Hambletonian. He may not have looked like much on paper, but he sure ...
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Great Vintage paces to victory in Yonkers feature

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Veteran Great Vintage (Mark MacDonald, $6.60) had to work for the lead and that worked for him Saturday night (July 21), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Using his usual gate speed, Great Vintage—from post position No. 5—had an early impediment in Barimah A (Brent Holland). Forced wide around that one, Great Vintage then continued to the lead, taking over from Robbie ...
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McWicked paces :25 final quarter for another win

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked unleashed an incredible :25 final-quarter to capture Saturday’s (July 21) C$34,000 Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Casie Coleman trained 7-year-old was returning to the Campbellville oval fresh off a victory in last Saturday’s $471,100 Haughton Memorial at The Meadowlands and riding a three-race win streak, which included a score in the $500,000 Ben Franklin final at Pocono....
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The Bucket, Maximus score in Illinois stakes

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday evening (July 21) at Hawthorne saw a pair of divisions in leg two of the Incredible Finale. The Incredible Finale is for Illinois-bred 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers as the pair of races were contested over a fast track. Race three was the first division of the Incredible Finale as Meyer On Fire and The Bucket battled for off-time favoritism. Sent away as the favorite was The Bucke...
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Obrigado 1:53 winner at Tioga

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Obrigado (Rene Sejthen) looked in prime form beating the best trotters at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 21). Obrigado ($5.20) was bet as the second choice to Barn Bella (Claude Huckabone). Obrigado controlled all the fractions (:27.3, :56.3, 1:25, 1:53.3). He went to the lead and never gave it up even as he was pressured all the way down the backstretch and to the final turn by the betting favo...
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Illusioneesta, Collateral Beauty capture Gold

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs hosted both the Gold and Grassroots legs for the thee-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening and Illusioneesta took sole control of top spot in the Gold Series standings with her second straight victory in the provincial program. Starting from post 3 in the second $95,600 Gold division, Illusioneesta and driver Chris Christoforou, Jr. employed their usual come-from-behind ...
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Sunfire Blue Chip upsets in Great Northeast

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
A veteran pacer with career earnings of $1.3 M and a record of ability over off going at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono teamed with a driver making his first career start on a sloppy track to pull off a 12-1 upset, as Sunfire Blue Chip and driver Josert Fonseca skimmed the inside to take a 1:50.4 victory in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series for fast-class pacers on Saturday night. Sunfire ...
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Meadows honors Pastor Joe for his service

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) honored Pastor Joe DiDonato on Saturday for his 25 years’ service as track chaplain, presenting him with a plaque and a donation for his chapel. But an even bigger honor occurred when fans were invited to join Pastor Joe and his family in the winners’ circle. An estimated 100 people congregated to than...
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Southern Allie hits $1 million in earnings

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
In a scenario altogether typical of his distinguished but peripatetic career, Southern Allie soared over $1 million in career earnings Saturday at The Meadows — and was claimed from the race. The hard-knocking, 11-year-old Allie’s Western-Pershing Angele gelding finished second for Jim Pantaleano in an Optional $20,000 Claiming Pace to send his lifetime bankroll to $1,000,929. At 2 and 3, ...
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