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3YO pacing colt Pretty Handsome 1:50.1 winner

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colt Pretty Handsome has earned top honors in five of his six Grassroots outings over the last two seasons, but none were as impressive as Friday evening’s 1:50.1 clocking at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Starting from Post 7 the fan favorite went straight to the front and reeled off fractions of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:23.3 before battling down the stretch to a three-quarter length ...
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Another baby race win for Beautiful Sin

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies, sponsored by Fashion Farms, went to post at The Meadowlands on a beautiful, windless Saturday (June 30) morning under clear skies with temperatures in the 80s. Lindy Farms and trainer Domenico Cecere unveiled a pair of well bred, good looking trotting colts Saturday morning. They sent out the fourth race winner in Union Forces (Scott Zeron) who led from start to finis...
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First NJSS for 2YOs at Meadowlands

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands hosted the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes or 2-year-old pacers and trotters on Friday night (June 29). The New Jersey pacing colts raced off the card in a single division while the fillies raced on the card in their single division, both for $15,000. The $20,000 NJSS for trotters were split and went two division for both the colts and fillies, all on the card. The...
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Phoenix Warrior N 1:50.2 winner at Meadows

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Showing no ill effects from a month’s layoff, Phoenix Warrior N outkicked the game Reggiano and captured Saturday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Trainer Scott Betts treated Phoenix Warrior N for a variety of minor ailments during his time off. The improvement showed, as the 8-year-old Jereme's Jet-Never Walk Alone gelding peeled off cover into the final turn for Jim Panta...
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Faraldo, Oldford victorious at Historic Track

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
On the sweltering Saturday afternoon of June 30 in Trot Town USA with the temperature hovering in the mid-90s p, two Billings divisions went to post over Goshen's Historic Track and when they were declared official Steve "You're Never Too" Oldford and "Smokin' Joe" Faraldo each emerged victorious in their respective divisions. Oldford won with Starsaboveallerage in 1:58 while Faraldo scored beh...
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New claiming series at Rideau Carleton

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Standardbred Race Office has announced details for the inaugural "Hard Rock Claiming Series" to take place at Rideau Carleton Raceway during the months of July and August. The "Hard Rock Claiming Series" will consist of two events for $7,000 claiming level pacing horses and mares. Each event will feature three preliminary legs and an added money final. The purse for the preliminary...
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Kissin In The Sand parked all the way and wins

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Kissin In The Sand raced on the outside the entire mile before rallying in the stretch to get past Youaremycandygirl and win Saturday’s (June 30) $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers by a neck in 1:49.3 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Alexa’s Power was third. Kissin In The Sand started from post nine and got parked on the outside as Youaremycandygirl got the lea...
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Deetzy scores; Saratoga cancels due to heat

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Deetzy (Jereme’s Jet) achieved a feat that not many horses in the Saturday feature have been able to in the last few years at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jim Nickerson trainee beat two-time Saratoga Pacer of the Year and defending Horse of the Year Artful Way and did so after Artful Way cut the mile in the $14,500 Open Pace. Deetzy left alertly and yielded to the race’s odds-on favorite to g...
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BL Lorado, Sea Harrier take NY features

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
BJ Lorado (Tyler Freese) took the Tioga Downs featured trot ($9,000) on Saturday (June 30). BJ Lorado ($18.40) flew out of the gate and never looked back, putting up all the fractions (:27.4, :57.1, 1:25.1, 1:55.1). Picture This (Charlie Norris) followed in the pocket trip the whole way and tried to sneak by on the inside in deep stretch, but BJ Lorado was just too strong on this day and won by...
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Springsteen rocks in Hempt; Lather Up breaks

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Springsteen rocked to a 15-1 upset in Saturday’s (June 30) $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where favorite Lather Up went off stride and suffered his first loss in eight starts this year. Springsteen and driver Simon Allard used a three-wide move at three-quarters and overcame Nutcracker Sweet, who slipped up the passing lane, to wi...
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Barimah A captures Yonkers Open in 1:52

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Barimah A (Brent Holland, $25) did it first-up Saturday night (June 30), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Making the first lead from assigned post position two in the field of a half-dozen, Barimah A then gave it up to the outside numbers. Even-money favorite Always At My Place (George Brennan) strung out second choice Bit Of A Legend N (Dan Dube), the ...
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McWicked uses big brush to win Ben Franklin

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked, perfectly-placed second-over, swung three-wide late on the far turn and had an overwhelming late kick to come up a 1:49.3 winner while taking the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace final on Saturday (June 30) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Ron Burke-trained threesome of Filibuster Hanover, Rockin Ron, and All Bets Off got away 1-2-3 by the :26.2 first panel, with McWicked fourth earl...
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Marion Marauder wins in Cleveland in 1:52.4

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder trotted home a 1:52.4 winner in Saturday’s $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic, dethroning last year’s champion Crazy Wow, and continues his march through the national trotting ranks. The 2015 trotting Triple Crown Champion, Marion Marauder entered the Classic off a 1:55.1 victory in a $44,000 Open Handicap at Yonkers Raceway despite being parked the entire mile.  He ag...
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Crystal Fashion best in Beal; Manchego breaks

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Crystal Fashion won Saturday’s (June 30) $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old trotters, following a battle between Manchego and leader Six Pack, before getting room in the stretch to power to a half-length victory over Six Pack in 1:51.4 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Lawmaker finished third. Manchego, the lone filly in the race and 3-5 favorite, went offstride coming around th...
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Thoroughbred, harness win in same day for Banks

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
One of the rarest of training feats occurred on Thursday afternoon and evening. That's when 35-year-old trainer Chris Banks kicked off his afternoon in fine fashion when the 5-year-old mare Sperling won the opening race at Arlington Park by a half-length. Themare was claimed by Banks last fall at Hawthorne and is owned by Banks Racing LLC. The win was the first training victory in Banks' career...
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Tattersalls Sale catalog now available online

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
The sale roster, catalog and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com. The catalog and racelines are also available for iPad users on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Held on the weekend of the Meadowlands Pace on Sunday, July 15, the sale will get underway at noon in the track's race paddock....
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Katkin American sets HoP record in ISS

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Katkin American, with James Yoder at the lines, became Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's newest track record holder when he powered home a winner in 1:52.3 in the second round of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday. The 1:52.3 mark was a new lifetime best for Katkin American and re-established the previous record by nearly a full se...
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Western Vintage sires first PM winner

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Ohio-based stallion Western Vintage sired his first pari-mutuel winner on Wednesday at Scioto Downs, with credit going to Authentic Hanover, a 2-year-old son out of the million-dollar-winning mare Armbro Amoretto, winner of the 2002 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace and 2003 Mistletoe Shalee, among other stakes. An $18,000 yearling purchase of Hutchison Harness, Mary Thompson and trainer...
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Waples looking forward to Goshen trip

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Waples always enjoys returning to Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., but this year's visit will combine business with pleasure. The business comes in the form of competing in Sunday's $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot, an invitational race for Hall of Fame drivers. The pleasure will be seeing renowned writer Dave Briggs inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame during festivi...
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Del. sports betting produces $22,638 for purses

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Delaware State Lottery Office, which oversees the newly-instituted full sports wagering in the First State, has released numbers for the first three weeks since it began on June 5.   Overall, $7 million was wagered on sports for the period from June 5-June 24, with $5.2 million bet at Delaware Park Thoroughbred racetrack, $1.18 million bet at Dover Downs, and $590,000 bet at Harringto...
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