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Woodside Charm, Manchego win stakes at HoP

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Although she did not assume command until the half-mile marker, the result of the $172,000 Moni Maker was never in much doubt as world champion Manchego (Yannick Gingras) collected the 19th victory of her career with ease on Friday (Sept. 21) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on a spectacular stakes-laden card. "This is very meaningful for me as this race is named after one of the most wonder...
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Optimist Blue Chip tops Churita in Dayton

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway returned to action on Friday (Sept. 21) with a pair of $18,500 Open class events highlighting the 14-race program. An outstanding group of ten top-notch trotters went postward in the seventh race. All four of the horses following the outside wing of the starting gate sprinted early to seek forward seating. When the field reached the first quarter in a snappy :27 it ...
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Friday action at Saratoga, Vernon, Tioga

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Wally Hennessey and trainer Melissa Beckwith achieved a feat that may have never been done before when they teamed up for wins in five consecutive races on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The evening’s $15,000 feature saw Beckwith’s Happy Heart draw the rail for her first attempt in the Fillies and Mares Open in quite some time at the Spa. Hennessey piloted Happy Heart for...
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Pretty Handsome among Ont. Grassroots winners

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Reigning Grassroots champion Pretty Handsome delivered an emphatic statement at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night, laying down a :27.4 final quarter in his 1:51.3 Semi-Final victory on a night when the wind slammed into each field as they turned for home. "It’s about a three second wind really," said driver Jody Jamieson, who won two of the eight Semi-Finals, including the other three-...
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Foiled Again 4th in front of big Batavia crowd

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy night in Genesee County as storms blew through the area on Friday night. But that didn't deter the multitude of fans of Foiled Again from turning out in to witness the richest Standardbred of all time compete at Batavia Downs one last time.   Prior to the eighth race, everyone in attendance gathered at the fence in anticipation of seeing one of the greatest pacers...
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Tetrick talks Saturday's NYSS finals starters

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway will host eight finals of the New York Sires Stakes Saturday night worth a combined $1.8 million. Tim Tetrick will drive seven of the 64 statebreds who seek championship titles, and the 36 year old is confident in his horses.   "The New York program is great. The New York breeding program is very strong and when you have that much money, you get better bred horses. It...
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Wheels On Fire's 1:51 leads Keystone Classics

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Pocketed by Winston early, Wheels On Fire got his revenge late when he blew by Winston to score in 1:51, fastest division in Saturday’s $75,000 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over three splits, with No Easy Day and Shadow Cat taking the other divisions. Trainer Ron Burke enjoyed a Keystone Classic double with Wheels On Fire and ...
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Tall Drink Hanover wins She's A Great Lady

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Tall Drink Hanover converted off a perfect second-over steer from driver Andrew McCarthy to win the $590,000 Shes A Great Lady on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Tony Alagna trained two-year-old pacing filly got away fifth and was able to pick up cover at half, which led to her powering by rivals in the lane for a career-best 1:51.1 victory. "I wasn’t even too concerned if ...
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Caviart Ally wins Milton by 3 lengths in 1:51.2

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Caviart Ally delivered another dominating performance to win the $255,000 Milton Stakes on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The four-year-old pacing mare and driver Andrew McCarthy made a backstretch move to the lead from fourth and pulled away in the stretch for a three-length victory in 1:51.2.   "I really had to leave hard to get away third and then I worked h...
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Merton, Messenger take Tioga meet titles

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs closed out its 2018 season on Saturday night and Mike Merton won five races on the card. Merton had wins on the night with Lauxmont Capri ($2.80), Blueberry Heaven ($8.80), Ponyta Boy ($3.30), Haviture Way Honey ($4.10), and Frappe' ($6.50).   "Magic Mike" had a great season and an amazing last two days by winning 12 races to pull down his first driving title at T...
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Stag Party cruises to victory in $890,000 Metro

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Stag Party and driver David Miller put on a show to win the $890,000 Metro Pace on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The victory continued a big week for Miller, who won his fifth Little Brown Jug on Thursday. The Casie Coleman trained Stag Party came first-up on the final turn from fourth and proceeded to turn the Metro final into a laugher by drawing away with ease in the lane for a 4 ...
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Pembroke Wildcat turns tables on Ideal Kiss

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Pembroke Wildcat, who was second to Ideal Kiss last week in his return to owner/trainer Brittany Robertson after a $30,000 claim, turned the tables on his rival in the $20,000 claiming handicap pacing feature Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking advantage of a perfect trip to tally in 1:50.   Ideal Kiss, going for his fifth straight victory in this company, made the l...
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Oh My Joepa takes Vernon Pace feature

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) captured the Vernon Downs pace feature ($6,500) on Saturday (September 22). Golden Gun (Josh Kinney) charged to the front and led to a first quarter of :27. Oh My Joepa ($5.30) took control just before hitting the half in :56.2.  Owned and trained by MacDonald, Oh My Joepa led to three-quarters in 1:24.4. Golden Gun popped the pocket at the top of the stretch a...
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Foiled Again races at Batavia Friday night

on 09/21/2018 2:00 AM
The richest Standardbred in the history of the sport, the $7.59 million winner Foiled Again, will be racing at Batavia Downs on Friday night which is the next stop of his farewell tour as he heads to retirement at the end of the year.   Foiled Again's lifetime win count is now at 103 races and he comes to Batavia on a three-race win streak having won at the Greenville Fair, the Winds...
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McNair fined $500 total for Jug disqualification

on 09/21/2018 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that driver Doug McNair has been fined a total of $500 as a result of Stay Hungry's disqualification as winner of the second elimination of Thursday afternoon's Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio. He was fined $300 for kicking, $100 for interference, and $100 for violation of the pylon rule.   Stay Hungry won the second $102,720 elimination but his number was...
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Love Me Some Lou 1:53.4 Liberty Bell winner

on 09/21/2018 2:00 AM
The Liberty Bell stakes series continued on Friday at Harrah’s Philadelphia with action for two-year-old colts, with each gait contesting three $30,000 divisions.  Among the pacing set, it was the Western Ideal – My Little Artist colt Mangogh who first visited Victory Lane, working out a pocket trip for driver Eric Carlson behind favored Sugar Factory, then rallying up the inside t...
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Bartlett, Miller dominate in NYSS cons. at Batavia

on 09/21/2018 2:00 AM
The $320,000 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) consolation races were contested in eight divisions at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 21) with Jason Bartlett and Marcus Miller getting the lion's share of the eight contests. Bartlett won three and finished third two more times while Miller won two and finished second four times.Despite a heavy downpour early in the card, the track set up quickly a...
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Workin Ona Mystery wins Standardbred 2CP

on 09/20/2018 2:00 AM
Air Force Hanover set the fractions for the first three-quarters of the race, but Workin Ona Mystery was in front when it mattered most, capturing the three-horse $40,418 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers by a length over Air Force Hanover in 1:50.3 Thursday at the Delaware County Fair. Highlandbeachlover finished third. The time was the second-fastest Standardbred Stakes for 2-...
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Im Your Captain in charge of Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/20/2018 2:00 AM
Im Your Captain and driver Andy Miller made a four-wide move coming off the final turn and chased down Hill Street in deep stretch to win Thursday’s $111,075 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters by a nose in 1:55.2 at the Delaware County Fair. Maxus finished third. Treasured Tee went to the lead at the start of the race and held the top spot through an opening-quarter mile of :28 and...
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Lather Up wins, Stay Hungry dq'd in Jug elims

on 09/20/2018 2:00 AM
Leaving fast from post 1 in the first of two eliminations for Thursday afternoon's $642,000 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, Lather Up and driver Montrell Teague lined them up in post position order and that's the way they finished. The second Jug elim was most dramatic, starting with favorite Courtly Choice making a break at the start and eventual winner Stay Hungry disqualif...
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