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Field set for $50,000 Dan Patch at Running Aces

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
The post positions have been drawn and the field of ten is set for battle in the 2018 Dan Patch FFA Pace final this Sunday (July 22) at Running Aces. The $50,000 race will be the richest Standardbred event to date in Minnesota, with the total purse for the series hitting $95,000 this year. This season’s Dan Patch FFA has drawn horses from as far away as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, and the...
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Hitman Hill, American History win Adios elims

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Hitman Hill and American History each scored in Saturday’s (June 21) eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows and will lead the field into next Saturday’s $400,000 final. Also making the nine-horse final field are Done Well, Wes Delight, Summer Travel, Dorsoduro Hanover, Thinkgbig Dreambig, and Babes Dig Me as well as GD Western Joe, who earned a berth as ...
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Filly Atlanta taking on colts in Hambletonian

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Superstar trotting filly Atlanta will attempt to make history by tackling the boys and competing in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday, August 4 at The Meadowlands. Trainer Rick Zeron made the official announcement on Saturday evening (July 21) regarding his decision to race three-year-old filly Atlanta against the boys rather than against fillies in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. A daug...
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Semi Tough's 1:51.1 fastest in PASS 2YOCP

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Adios eliminations card at The Meadows also featured 66 freshman colt and gelding pacers vying for total purses of $312,112 — and to demonstrate they have what it takes to be champions. Indeed, several of them showed just that. Here are the highlights of the two stakes for 2-year-olds. In the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, De Los Cielos Deo extended his career unbeaten streak to...
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Maine Sires Stakes held for 2-year-old pacing colts

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Two-year-old stakes racing made its seasonal debut at Scarborough Downs on Saturday as a group of seven Maine-bred pacing colts, freshmen all, gathered to contest a $10,635 premier of this Maine Sire Stakes division.  In imposing fashion, LucksRealDeal gave notice to the competition that he might well be the "real deal" of this class this season as he threw in an uber impressive pari-mutue...
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Oh My Joepa scores in Vernon pace feature

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) hung on to capture the Vernon Downs featured pace ($6,000) on Saturday (July 21). Oh My Joepa ($8.20) laid down all the fractions going gate-to-wire (:26.3, :56.4, 1:24.4, 1:52.2).  Howeve, it was not easy.  Skip Jive (Jimmy Whittemore) was third after three quarters and gave everything he had battling all the way down the stretch, losing by a nose at the ...
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Hambo hopeful Tactical Landing 1:52.3 winner

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Trainers Jimmy Takter and Tony Alagna had the hot horses Friday night (July 20) at The Meadowlands, as each conditioner sent three pupils apiece to the winner’s circle. Takter swept the Early Daily Double not only as a trainer, but as a driver as well. Susy took a division of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:55.1. The 2-5 favorite is a daughter of Father Patrick-...
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Gympanzee cruises in 1:56.1 in NYSS 2YOCT

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday (July 20). Each division raced for a purse of $37,966. Cavill Hanover (Ake Svanstedt) won the first division of the NYSS. JNR Express (Jim Marohn Jr.) jumped out to the lead, hitting the first quarter in :28 and the half in :59.3. Cavill Hanover ($8.20) took control on the...
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Safe From Terror becomes millionaire; Lispatty wins

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Pocket-sitting favorite Lispatty (Joe Bongiorno, $5.50) picked off pacesetting Caviart Cherie (Jason Bartlett) Friday night (July 20), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Alertly away from post position No. 2, Lispatty took that early seat behind her rival as that one threw down early intervals of :27.3 and :56. Down the backside the second time, Medusa (Dan D...
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9 Ohio Sires Stakes battle weather at Scioto

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Nine $40,000 divisions of 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies provided plenty of thrills to Scioto Downs fans on Friday night, July 20, despite hissing rains and ever-threatening thunderheads. Trainer Chris Beaver had three OSS winners while Kimberly Dailey harnessed two winners in the second-round action of OSS competition for state-bred diagonally-gaited youngsters. Aunt Rose, a 9-5 shot wi...
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Agent Q set for distaff feature at Yonkers

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Oakes will start Agent Q in Friday night’s (July 20) $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway, but in the daughter of Western Terror’s previous local start, the pair were on less friendly grounds. Agent Q’s only other races at the Hilltop came in the elimination and final of the Lismore Pace in May 2017. Agent Q captured her elimination and started as the...
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Roy, filly escape serious injury at Grand River

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Louis Philippe Roy was involved in an accident on Wednesday night at Grand River Raceway. Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider posted the following report on its website: Roy was driving Chocolatemilktoast in the evening's fifth race when the filly made a misstep, broke stride and fell. The fall launched Roy forward over the horse and onto the track. A conscious Roy was taken to local hos...
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Zendts excited to see Joey race at Meadowlands

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
The name may just be Joey, but Joey isn’t just some horse. In discussing the purchase at auction of Joey, her now-3-year-old trotting colt, trainer and co-owner Leslie Zendt exclaimed, "I just loved the name! You get all these long, 18-letter names and he comes along and his name is Joey. I fell in love with his name before I fell in love with him. "At one track they were filling out paper...
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Horseman Del Cote, 81, dies in New Jersey

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
Deleston "Del" Cote, 81, of Cream Ridge, NJ, died Thursday, July 19, at his home with family close by. Born in Limestone, Maine, he was a lifelong horseman who dedicated his life to harness racing. He was introduced to the sport by his father, Louis Cote, who was involved with Presque Isle racetrack. Mr. Cote began his career in the Maine fair racing circuit at age 16. He graduate...
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McStunning's 1:55.2 fastest in Buckeye Series

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
On Thursday evening (July 19) the 2-year-old filly pacers raced in the second leg of Buckeye Stallion Series at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Ambitious Lillian (Big Bad John-Life’s Highway) was the first Buckeye Stallion Series winner of the evening in race one, finishing in 1:56.4 with Aaron Merriman in the sulky. Ambitious Lillian is trained by Bruce Farquhar. Michael Farquhar and Robert We...
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Scirocco Rob's 1:53.1 fastest in PASS 3YOCT

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Campbell showed he has two honed Hambletonian-caliber horses for new Hall of Famer Jules Siegel and his Fashion Farms LLC in Patent Leather and Crystal Fashion, as they posted identical 1:53.3 clockings in winning divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes third preliminary for three-year-old colt trotters Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Campbell duo also defied a tr...
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Hambletonian future wager open until Sunday

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
Round two for wagering on the 93rd Hambletonian winner opens at 12 noon (EDT) Friday (July 20) and closes at 10 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday (July 22). Bettors will get two more chances to pick the Hambletonian winner before the race is actually held Saturday (Aug. 4) at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Beginning at 12 noon Friday wagering will open on the second of three pools. The ...
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Own A Horse--Hambo Edition--now underway

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
Thirteen contestants remain eligible for the "Own A Horse – Hambletonian Edition" presented by Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and the Hambletonian Society. The contestant paired with the colt that wins the $1 Million Hambletonian takes home $5,000. The lucky thirteen all came out to the track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night.  They each received racing programs, $20 food ...
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Perch, Brienne The Beauty take stakes legs

on 07/20/2018 2:00 AM
The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the fans at Hawthorne on Friday night (July 20) as a combination of stakes action and exotic animal races filled the evening. The stakes focus of the evening was a pair of divisions for leg two of the Incredible Tillie Stakes. The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred, 2-year-old pacing fillies as each division had a field of seven. Race one was the f...
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Larry Karr set to watch Larry Karr in Adios

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
When Larry Karr met Larry Karr, the earth moved. Reunited now after several years apart, the pair will try to recapture the magic when Larry Karr, the human, sends Larry Karr, the 3-year-old colt he co-owns, after Adios orchids. The 52nd edition of the $450,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids kicks off Saturday at The Meadows with a pair of eliminations that go as races 12 a...
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