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Authentic Hanover's 1:53.4 leads OSS at Nfld

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s Ohio Sires Stakes 2-year-old pacing colt division is shaping up to be one of the most exciting, with Leg One victors visiting the winner’s circle in four, $40,000 Leg Two divisions on July 16 at Northfield Park. Rose Run Ulysses, a striking chestnut son by Western Vintage captured the first OSS division as the 4-5 favorite in 1:54.4 with Danny Noble at the controls, besting...
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Well-bred yearlings capture Ontario Sires Stakes

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Gray skies parted to reveal a double rainbow and Ontario Sires Stakes hopefuls evolved into Gold Series winners as the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their provincial debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening. Capturing the first $52,200 Gold Series division was Lifetime Royalty and driver Doug McNair, who eased away from post 7 and used a late sprint to propel them to a on...
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Buffalo 2YO records in jeopardy in NYSS

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has seen 10 track records either tied or broken during the 2018 season and when the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers step onto the racing surface Wednesday night in a pair of $53,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes, a pair of long-standing marks could be in serious jeopardy.   The oldest record currently listed is for 2-year-old geldings of 1:56.3 established ...
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MDSS 3YOs wrap it up at Ocean Downs

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
The $67,000 Maryland Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters went to post as Race 3 with a large crowd in attendance on Monday at Ocean Downs.   Crystals Pistol (Cam's Rocket), with Russell Foster in the bike, took control from the gate, repelling a challenge early on by Diamonds Credit (Charlie De Vie), while the favorite Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) had to contend with a lot...
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Sixteen in Adios; two eliminations on Saturday

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Hempt winner Springsteen, North America Cup runner-up Done Well and Meadowlands Pace runner-up Dorsuduro Hanover lead a field of 16 into the 52nd edition of the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   Eliminations are set for Saturday, first post 1:05 p.m., while the final headlines a blockbuster Saturday, July 28 card that also features five o...
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Post Time TV show celebrates 20th

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
The television show Post Time is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Post Time focuses on the harness racing industry at Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs and Ocean Downs. Since 1998 Post Time has consistently aired a half-hour show every week, resulting in over 1,000 shows and counting. Post Time showcases a variety of content from fun interviews to behind-the-scenes action to harness ...
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Vernon TR holder Atlanta returns for NYSS

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night. Racing in the second $61,300 NYSS division is Atlanta, the track record holder for all trotters at the Miracle Mile.   Atlanta (Scott Zeron) is installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. The last time the 3-year-old filly by Chapter Seven took t...
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Prospect Hill fastest in PASS 2CT divisions

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Prospect Hill captured his second straight stakes with a persuasive 1:56.3 score, fastest in Tuesday’s $184,588 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. The event for freshman trotting colts and geldings, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with White Tiger, Demon Onthe Hill and Mass Fortune K taking the other splits. A $130,000 yearling acquisition for Stroy ...
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Sweeeet! Sweet Lous sweep PA All-Stars

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke stable sent out seven of the 25 two-year-old pacing fillies contesting four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars contest over a sloppy track on Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including all four morning-line favorites. The Burke Brigade and sire Sweet Lou effected a sweep – but the last event didn’t go exactly to script as $45.80 winner Louphoria, not 2-5 ...
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Apple Bottom Jeans on top at Plainridge

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
It’s hard enough to beat a field of the best distaff pacers on the grounds. But when you add in a 50-minute weather delay immediately before the race, an off track and a first-over journey, it gets that much more difficult. But Apple Bottom Jeans was up to the task as she beat all the odds to win the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon....
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Sweet Lou, "Captain" sire 3 PA Stallion winners

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday featured six $20,000 sections of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 2-year-old pacing colts, and in the end two hot stallions came away with honors even, as Captaintreacherous and Sweet Lou each fathered three of the winners.   Fastest of the sextet of winners was the first on the racetrack, Latissimus Hanover (dam Ladyking), wh...
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Team Miller duo tops Tuesday's PASS 2CTs

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Twenty-eight freshman colt and gelding trotters will face a major test in Tuesday's $184,588 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. While most of the youngsters are impeccably bred and well connected, two from trainer Julie Miller's stable—Prospect Hill and Klutzy—appear particularly promising.   The stake, known as the Hickory Pride, spans races 1-4, with Andy Miller driving ...
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SBOANJ issues statement on sports betting

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Ford, the president of the SBOA of NJ, has issued the following statement in response to the Daily Racing Form article regarding the Saturday opening of sports betting at the Meadowlands.   "We have had ongoing dialogue with Jeff and the Meadowlands. In one of our more recent meetings, it was clearly understood, and stated by Jeff, that the horsemen would participate in sports ...
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Caesars completes purchase of Centaur Gaming

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Caesars Entertainment Corporation Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Centaur Holdings LLC for $1.7 billion in cash, $1.625 billion of which was due at closing and $75 million of which is deferred consideration. The transaction adds Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Ind., and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., to the Caesars Entertainment portfoli...
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Purpose Blue Chip's 1:57 fastest in NYSS 3YOCT

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Going down the road as fast and far as you can go seemed to be the tactic of the day in Monday afternoon's (July 16) New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Monticello Raceway. Many of the afternoon's participants tried to follow that pattern; some were successful while others were not. In the first $38,500 Sire Stakes division (race one), the short five-horse fie...
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Faithfulandtrue's 1:58.3 fastest in PA Stallion

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Casanova’s Jewel erased a 10-length deficit following a break and roared home for an improbable victory in Monday’s (July 16) $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stakes at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings was contested over six divisions, with Faithfulandtrue, Crossfit, Cantab Ed, Forecast and Heavensdor Hanover taking the other splits. Eric Goodell en...
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Courtly Choice rules in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace. The monkey was off the Hall of Famer’s back. After 19 failed efforts, Miller finally owned a victory in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event for 3-year-olds. Courtly Choice rallied to win the Pace by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday night. "T...
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Plunge Blue Chip 1:49.4 in Miller Memorial

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
Plunge Blue Chip, driven by Ake Svanstedt, nipped 1-2 favorite Manchego in a world-record performance to win the second of two $128,500 divisions of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands Saturday night and in the process, became the fastest 3-year-old trotter in history, regardless of sex. The 2-1 second choice, who hadn’t raced in three weeks and was ...
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Hickfromfrenchlick captures Sheppard Pace

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
They’re 2 year olds. Things happen. Such was the case in Saturday night’s $100,000 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, Yonkers Raceway’s premier event for ‘open’ frosh colts and geldings honoring the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms.  When the stone dust settled, Hickfromfrenchlick (Mark MacDonald, $5.30) emerged an open-length winner in a six-horse race that was not for the sq...
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McWicked powers to Haughton Memorial win

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked continued to turn back the clock, holding off Filibuster Hanover by a half-length to win Saturday’s $471,100 William R. Haughton Memorial for older male pacers in 2:02.2 at the distance of 1 1/8 miles at The Meadowlands. Rockin Ron finished third. McWicked, a 7-year-old stallion, was a Dan Patch Award winner at age 3 in 2014. He has won five of seven races this year, including the Be...
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