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Freshman trotting colts set for NYSS action

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
On Monday at Monticello Raceway the entire program is comprised of New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting males. The 11-race card features four divisions of Sire Stakes. The Excelsior Series are well represented with four Excelsior A races worth $15,000 per dash and two heats of the Excelsior B, each worth $6,500. Horns For Three (post three) is looking to keep his perfect three-for-thr...
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St Somewhere fastest in NYSS 2FP splits

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes continued downstate Friday night with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $162,000 Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Three conveniently-concocted divisions, each worth $54,000, comprised the event. The opening division saw a certified eight-hole beat down administered by St Somewhere (George Brennan, $4.70). Wide early, as one would surmise from this post, St Somew...
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Culinary Delight N feasts at Saratoga

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
Culinary Delight N (Lis Mara) flirted with a win a couple of times in her three local starts heading into Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Kim Asher-trained distaffer finished second in last week’s Fillies and Mares Open and was the public’s second choice in the wagering on Friday night in the $14,500 feature.  Larry Stalbaum pilots the 8-year-old mare who got away third in t...
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Fireworks in Northfield OSS 2CP divisions

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions of freshman pacing colts provided plenty of fireworks on a swelteringly hot and humid, July 4 afternoon at Scioto Downs. Tops in the OSS quintet was the Kimberly Dailey-trained Rose Run Ulysses, a striking, chestnut son of Western Vintage, who paced to a winning 1:52.2—equaling the Scioto Downs track record for 2-year-old pacing colts—in the four...
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Southern Allie on verge of becoming millionaire

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
With $994,934 in career earnings, Southern Allie will become harness racing's newest millionaire if he wins Saturday's $13,000 conditioned/optional claiming pace at The Meadows. Earning $1 million is always an impressive accomplishment for a Standardbred, but for Southern Allie, it's a particularly noteworthy achievement—he's the model millionaire for the sport's modern times. The 11-yea...
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PA Dept. of Ag issues statement re: alleged positives

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
The following statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was issued late Wednesday night (July 4) regarding recent stories about possible cover-ups of positive tests of harness horses competing at Harrah's Philadelphia. Here is the statement: The article Alan Pincus published June 27 online in the Paulick Report is appalling not only for the misunderstanding he demonstrates a...
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Fodera sends trio to Meadowlands Pace elims

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
When a teenage John Fodera began owning racehorses 57 years ago, he had no idea where it would lead him. But over the ensuing years, his involvement has brought him to the winner's circle in many of harness racing's great events, including the Breeders Crown, North America Cup, Little Brown Jug and Metro Pace.   He will try again this year to add the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace ...
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Carl Wade, caretaker of Western Hanover, dies

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Carl L. Wade, 61, of Arcanum, Ohio, died June 29, following a brief illness. Mr. Wade spent most of his life working for the Gene Riegle Stable. He groomed many good horses, among them Western Hanover. He was actively involved with harness racing for more than 30 years, making lifelong friends in the horse racing community along the way.   He is survived by his brother, Larry; nephews, ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Adriano Sorella has had "Jimmy on his mind" lately. Three days after attending a taping of Jimmy Fallon's late-night show in New York City, he paid the $61,000 supplemental fee for Jimmy Freight into the Meadowlands Pace. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Sorella reveals to Gordon Waterstone his thought process on entering his colt into the Pace, which has two eliminations on Sa...
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Callahan drives 5 winners Thursday in Chester

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan recorded five victories on the Thursday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, including a $30.80 upset with Wisenheimer in one of two $14,500 divisions of the day’s featured trotting event. Wisenheimer raced behind the cover of Valley Of Sin as the latter attacked pacesetting favorite Crazy About Pat. The leader jumped offstride midway around the final turn, wit...
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Michelon's Filly's 1:54.4 fastest in PA Stallion

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
First-time starter Michelon’s Filly stalked the leader from the pocket, then poured through the Lightning Lane to score in 1:54.4, fastest win in Thursday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Margret Hill and Another Beach Day taking the other splits to give Dave Palone a stake double among...
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Freshman filly trotters shine in NYSS

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes continued downstate Tuesday night with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $156,900 Hugh Grant Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions, worth $38,700, $39,400, $39,400 and $39,400, respectively, comprised the event. The opening division saw a sire stakes-repeating Winndevie (Trond Smedshammer, $3.30) grind Liquorstoreblues (Jason Bartlett) into submission early in the lane. F...
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Fast filly trotters race in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions spotlighted 49 Buckeye-bred freshman trotting fillies at Northfield Park on another balmy summer night, Tuesday. Daryl Sherman and Melissa Patterson’s Spirit Bell, a daughter of Southwind Spirit, turned in the speediest performance of the evening among Ohio Sires Stakes contestants, with a 1:58 clocking in the second OSS division. Reined by Ryan Stahl ...
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SBOANJ comments on Sears exclusion

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
The following is a statement from Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey President Mark Ford "It was brought to our attention last night that Brian Sears was not permitted to be listed on the Jimmy Takter-trained Meadowlands Pace elimination entrant Thinkbig Dreambig, scheduled for the sixth race this Saturday night at the Meadowlands. After speaking with bo...
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Wisdom Tree ready for Friday's Nadia Lobell

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
Jeff Cullipher and Tom Pollack entered this season with high hopes for 3-year-old female pacer Wisdom Tree, and so far the filly has done little to disappoint them. Wisdom Tree has six wins and a second in her past seven races as she prepares for the first open stakes test of her career in Friday’s (July 6) Nadia Lobell at Hoosier Park. The $142,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes features eight 3-year-...
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Signal Hill Katie upsets in Saratoga series final

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
The fans were out in full force on Tuesday night (July 3) at Saratoga Casino Hotel as fireworks night was back at the Spa following a four-year hiatus. The packed house witnessed four patriotic finals of very short series that were contested in recent weeks. The favorites cruised to victories in three of the four finals on Tuesday but there was one longshot winner among them. Dan Cappello J...
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Skinny Dipper wins by neck in 1:51 at Pocono

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
The Somebeachsomewhere mare Skinny Dipper, who dead-heated for the win in her last outing, again put the photo finish camera to work at the end of the $17,500 distaff pacing feature Tuesday (July 3) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and this time the picture showed Skinny Dipper an outright winner by a neck in 1:51. Driver Eric Carlson had secured the lead with Skinny Dipper before the :2...
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Roll With Sparky wins Tioga July 4 open

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
Roll With Sparky won the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace on a special July 4 matinee at Tioga Downs. Roll With Sparky ($3.80) went to the lead and controlled all the fractions (:27.1, :57, 1:24, 1:52.1). Miss Irish Rose A (Larry Stalbaum) followed the whole way. She would make a run at the leader in the stretch but Roll With Sparky had plenty in the tank to win with ease. Miss ...
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Obvious Blue Chip wins Philly feature

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Gareth Dowse can do little wrong these days. He took over the care of Obvious Blue Chip, the New York Sire Stakes champion and winner of $379,000 at age 3 but a puzzlement in two starts at 4. He discovered her key, then sent her out to overcome post eight and a 29-day break from the races with a 1:51.1 victory Wednesday afternoon in the $17,000 fillies and mares pacin...
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Custom Cantab sets Hoosier mark in ISS

on 07/04/2018 2:00 AM
Custom Cantab used an impressive gate-to-wire effort to capture the featured event of the evening, the second round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, to lower the track record in the process. With Peter Wrenn at the lines, the pair trotted in 1:53, taking one fifth of a second off the previous track record for 3-y...
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