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Amal Hall sets Buffalo 2FT mark in NYSS

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
It was another racing day at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night and there was another track record broken as Amal Hall ($3.20) did the honors, this time with a hard-fought neck victory in her $35,166 division of New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters.   Amal Hall (Andy Miller) went the mile in 1:59, blowing away the previous mark of 2:00 set last season by Plunge B...
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Horse transfers now authorized electronically

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
The USTA is proud to introduce another expansion of USTA online services via MyAccount. The "seller signatures" feature has been added in conjunction with the Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands on Sunday, July 15.   For horses that are consigned to the sale, an owner in current membership with the USTA can now electronically sign off as seller. No need to fax or mail i...
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Yonkers winner Windsong Leo ships to Meadows

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Windsong Leo, who already has won at 10 pari-mutuel tracks in his distinguished career, will try to add another--and extend his current victory streak to four--when he makes his debut at The Meadows in Saturday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace.   He'll go from post 4 in Race 8 with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. piloting. Saturday's card also features a pair of rich total-pool guarantees--$10,00...
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Sportsbook at Meadowlands opens Saturday

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Thursday, FanDuel Group, a leader in fantasy sports, online gaming, and television content, announced the grand opening of the first-ever FanDuel Sportsbook located at the New Meadowlands Racetrack. Open to the public on Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. (ET), FanDuel's new 5,310-square-foot sports betting retail location is adjacent to MetLife Stadium and is the closest in proximit...
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"Greatest party in harness racing" at Big M

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace night is billed as the "Greatest Party in Harness Racing" and the 2018 edition promises to live up to that tag line both on and off the track. Post time on Saturday is 6:35 p.m.   Pace weekend begins with a busy Friday night card where the $350,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) freshman finals hold center stage supported by four Kindergarten legs, a Pick 5 Guarantee...
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Yonkers changes Sunday post to 11:28 a.m.

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's first post for this Sunday's (July 15) matinee has been moved up to 11:28 a.m. from its originally-listed 12:50 p.m.   The races and race order as drawn do not change.   Races one through four (post time 12:56 p.m.) go as those added-field, added-distance "French" trots, with the 10th-race finale now listed at 3 p.m. Sunday's ‘New York, New York Double' consis...
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Small horse has big job in Haughton Memorial

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
When it comes to the plight of Donttellmeagain, trainer Jim King Jr. could not put it any simpler.   "He's a small horse, and we've given him a big job," King said.   And the 4-year-old pacer is doing his job in every way possible, as King added, "He's meeting all expectations, and more."   As he readies for Saturday's $471,100 William R. Haughton Memorial, wi...
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Guardian Angel As looks for Hamb. Maturity win

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian Maturity, a race exclusively for 4-year-old trotters, drew nine entrants and will go to post Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack for a purse of $405,850.   Ariana G, owned by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, fresh off a world-record 1:50.2 victory in the Graduate Series final, seeks to join 2016 winner Hannelore Hanover, 1964 winner Elma and 1963 winner Spry Rodne...
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Meadowlands Pace night in Weekend Preview!

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Doug McNair is hungry for his first Meadowlands Pace victory in his first attempt, so it's only fitting his chances ride with Stay Hungry. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, McNair talks about Saturday night's Meadowlands Pace and what he expects from Stay Hungry, who drew post 1 after winning his elimination. There are several other major stakes on the card, including th...
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Tyson slugs out victory at Harrah's Philadelphia

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
The final bell came just at the right moment for Tyson as he won one of two $14,500 featured trots at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, while in the other Ataboy Hanover stayed clear through the lane and won easily. Tyson was the even-money favorite in his division of the feature, and despite the difficult tuck-then-first-over journey it looked like he had thrown the knockout pun...
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NYSS 2YO Filly Pacers at Tioga Sunday

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Three divisions of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing fillies come to Tioga Downs on Sunday (July 15). In the first division ($35,866), Crazy Cute (Art Major-Crazy Luv Bug) is the morning line favorite at 2-1.  She is driven by Jim Morrill Jr. for trainer Mark Harder and owner Joseph Jannuzzelli.  She has two seconds in her two lifetime starts including a runner-up ...
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Sonnet Grace's 1:56.2 best in PA All Stars

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies faced "sloppy" going at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday, racing in five $30,000 divisions of their Pennsylvania All-Stars stake. The fastest winner was the homebred Sonnet Grace for owner/trainer/driver Rod Allen, and the 1:56.2 clocking despite the off going is certainly "in the pedigree," as the Muscle Massive filly is out of I Believe, an Andover Hall...
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2FT Grand Swan sweeps first Ind. SS round

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired freshmen trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 10, as the evening’s 12-race card was highlighted by the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals and $20,000 consolation for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Grand Swan, with LeWayne Miller in the bike, was able to overcome the outside post position nine to fin...
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Powerful Chris leads Grassroots with 1:53.1 mile

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
On Tuesday evening the Grassroots fillies picked right up where their Gold Series counterparts had left off on Monday, roaring around Woodbine Mohawk Park in impressive style. Delivering the quickest mile was second division winner Powerful Chris, who romped to a 1:53.1 victory. Lady Maya finished second, eight and three-quarter lengths behind Powerful Chris, and Sugar Shadow finished four more...
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Guy Gagnon drives 5,000th winner

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Guy Gagnon came into the Hippodrome 3R needing just two victories to score his 5,000th career win and it took him until the last race on the program to get the job done.   In the fourth race trot he was able to win with ease aboard Irish Master ($3.80) in 2:03.3. It was a romp as they won by 9 1/4 lengths.   Then Gagnon had to wait until the eighth race, the l...
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Courtly Choice matures into Pace favorite

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
When trainer Blake MacIntosh prepared Courtly Choice for his return to action this season, he sensed the 3-year-old pacer was more professional and focused.   Since then, Courtly Choice has seemed determined to prove MacIntosh correct. The colt, with the exception of two luckless starts, has landed in the winner's circle every time out this year and heads to Saturday's $701,830 Craw...
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Delaware still searching for presiding judge

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission is looking for a presiding judge to oversee harness racing meets in Delaware. Interested candidates please send resumes to: Department of Agriculture, DHRC, 2320 South DuPont Highway, Dover, Del. 19901: ATTN: Donna Krol, or email to donna.krol@state.de.us. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application an...
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Hat Trick Habit on track for new connections

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
Hat Trick Habit made his one chance at a first impression count. The 3-year-old male trotter debuted for new owners John McGill and Brian Carsey and trainer Scott DiDomenico last weekend with a career-best 1:52.3 win at the Meadowlands Racetrack and could further stamp himself as a Hambletonian Stakes contender with another solid effort in Saturday’s Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Big M. ...
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Atlanta qualifies in 1:52.4 at Pocono

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Atlanta, the fastest sophomore trotter this season with a victory in 1:50.3 at Vernon Downs, tuned up for the Hambletonian Oaks, or perhaps even the Hambletonian, on Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Driver Scott Zeron sent Atlanta off the gate and before the opening quarter they were in front and in control. Zeron dictated fractions of :28....
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Small-but-select field in $100K Sheppard

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
The phrase "small but select" gets invoked for Saturday night's $100,000 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, Yonkers Raceway's premier event for open 2-year-old colts and geldings.   With just six entrants (down from 20 a season ago), all go straight to the gate for the finale, with Yonkers again paying homage to the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms. The race began in 1964, wi...
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