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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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Last Saturday big $4 mil night at Big M

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
It was a big night on many fronts last Saturday (July 14) at The Meadowlands, as the $4 million plateau was reached in total handle, the track’s sparkling new Fanduel Sports Book @ Victory Sports Bar was opened for wagering on professional sports and Hall of Fame driver David Miller won the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace for the first time in his 19th try. Total handle on the program was a m...
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Best beaten time added to USTA Pathway

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
After adding Best Beaten Times to all U.S. Trotting Association pedigrees for horse sales, the USTA has announced that Best Beaten Times also will now be included in multiple Pathway reports. "We are continuing the USTA’s commitment to provide more expansive, online harness racing data by adding horses’ Best Beaten Times to multiple Pathway reports, including times on different size tracks ...
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Funeral arrangements announced for Tim Pinske

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Tim Pinske, well known at racetracks throughout North America and along with his family owner of Southern Oaks Training Center in Florida, has died. He was 71. Visitation will take place Monday, July 23, from 4-7 pm at Hanover-McBride-Hughes Funeral Home in Glencoe, Minnesota, with the funeral Mass on Tuesday (July 24) at 1:30 pm at Church of St. Pius in Glencoe.  Memorial d...
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Rich And Miserable 3-for-3 in PA Stallion Series

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Rich And Miserable kept himself in position for a possible sweep of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday afternoon (July 19) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, running his record to three-for-three in the competition with a 1:54.1 lifetime best. Tyler Buter kept the Todd Buter trainee in the two-hole as favored pacesetter Max’s Beast and first-over ...
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Big Ohio Sires Stakes night Friday at Scioto

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Nine $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions, featuring 78 diagonally-gaited freshmen, are set to be contested Friday (July 20) at Scioto Downs. Going postward in the second round of the four-leg series are 42 colts and geldings in five OSS divisions, with 36 fillies battling in four. For foals to be eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes program, a stallion must be registered with the Ohio State Racing...
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Mondillo has Rodeo Romeo in Gerrity Memorial

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Bob Mondillo had no idea where to set his expectations when he began buying horses two decades ago, but chances are that wherever he set them he would be pleased with the results. Mondillo has enjoyed a number of successes, most notably with retired millionaire Nob Hill High and continuing with stakes contenders including Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace-bound Rodeo Romeo. Mondillo, an investment...
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Quid Pro Quo wires field in Saratoga feature

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Quid Pro Quo went coast to coast in Thursday’s (July 19) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Kim Myers, who manages a small stable, has had a terrific season in 2018 thus far. On Thursday, her Quid Pro Quo drew the rail in the $7,250 feature for fillies and mares on what was the final matinee card at the Spa until the second week of September. The four-year-old Yankee Cruiser mare wound...
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Atlanta wins NYSS in 1:53.4 at Vernon

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Atlanta (Scott Zeron) won the second of two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday (July 19). Repentance (Jim Morrill Jr.) was first to the quarter in 27. Atlanta ($2.10), who is trained by Rick Zeron, stormed to the front just after the quarter and controlled the race the rest of the way (:57, 1:26.4, 1:53.4).  Her win in th...
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