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Jamie's Renegade, Time And Motion win DSBFs

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($5.20, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old pacing filly eliminations Tuesday with a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 second leg at Harrington Raceway.   The Pacific Renegade filly made an impressive first-over move near three-quarters and drew away from her rivals decisively. Ibetyoucanwigg...
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Regil Elektra game in Pocono victory

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old Mach Three mare Regil Elektra showed the qualities that have enabled her to become a racetrack millionaire, overcoming a 25-day layoff and a first-over trip to take the $14,000 featured pace for mares Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Simon Allard reserved Regil Elektra in third as former Iowa star Juxta Cowgirl put up fractions of 26, 55.3, and 1:23.1, wi...
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Rose Run Uptowngal sets 2YO season mark

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Charm, who dominated The Meadows' elite distaff pacers earlier this spring, returned to her winning ways in Tuesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap with a victory for Tony Hall in 1:50.2, a career best. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 13-race card.   So sharp in April and May that she won three straight by a combined margin of 15-1/2 lengths, Fox Valley Charm lost he...
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Western Stepp steps to Plainridge score

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Western Stepp has been one of the tougher distaff performers at Plainridge Park this year, winning two out of her last four here while finishing second as many times, all in top class competition. However Monday afternoon she was in a league of her own as she simply routed her foes in the $14,000 winners-over handicap for fillies and mares on the Ridge's speedy five-eighths mile oval. ...
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McWicked still impressing at age 7

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Not many male pacers have won Dan Patch awards at ages 2 or 3 and returned to capture another trophy against older horses. The list since 1990 features Artsplace, Jenna's Beach Boy, Gallo Blue Chip, Art Major, and Sweet Lou. All with the exception of Sweet Lou were 4 year olds when they received their honor as an older horse; Sweet Lou was 5.   McWicked, who earned a Dan Patch Award...
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PEI legend Mike MacDonald dies at 70

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Mike MacDonald, a legend in the Prince Edward Island harness racing community, died overnight Tuesday. He was 70.   Mr. MacDonald was inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. He won a record-setting five Gold Cup and Saucer races over his 45-year harness career, which was largely based at Blue Bonnets racetrack in Montreal. MacDonald ne...
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Tetrick vs. Tetrick goes to New Vocations

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
On Tuesday afternoon (June 19), Eldorado Scioto Downs played host to the Tetrick vs. Tetrick Pro-Am, which was won by Team New Vocations (Tim Tetrick and Aaron Merriman).   Consistency was the name of the game on Tuesday, and while Team Harness Horse Youth Foundation (Trace Tetrick and Dan Noble) may have accounted for the winners of all four races, Team New Vocations gained the upp...
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Fast 2 year olds in action at Pocono

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
After checking the updated season's leaders list for five-eighths-mile tracks, it can be noted that the fastest 2 year old on the trot and the co-fastest 2 year old on the pace both were victorious during qualifying races at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Wednesday morning.   The fastest trotter among the 2 year olds is a miss named Check Out Trixie, who won in 1:57.4, last ha...
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Brooklyn Lilacs, Meghan Lynn win NYSS

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of 2-year-old filly pacers started their careers off in fine fashion on Wednesday night (June 20) by winning their respective $52,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway. Brooklyn Lilacs began the evening with an impressive 4-1/2 length score over Apple Tina K in 1:57.1 while Meghan Lynn took the second leg with a 1-1/2 length victory over Ladybeluckytonite in...
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Unbeamlievable wins 40th race of career

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
The pacing mare Unbeamlieveable is now three-for-three for owner Gilbert Garcia-Owen and trainer/father Gilbert Garcia-Herrera after a recent claim, winning Monday night's $14,000 mares claiming handicap pace feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:52.1, just a fifth off her life mark despite only "good" going.   The daughter of Moon Beam was sent right to the front by ...
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OHHA charity night Saturday at Scioto Downs

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
Join the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) on Saturday, June 23, as they welcome 20 charities to Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs to participate in the sixth annual Charity Night at the Races.   Each charity will bring representatives to watch the races while enjoying a meal with an OHHA representative who will educate them about the harness racing industry. Some charities...
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Pompano Park auction of items Aug. 5-6

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
With the announcement of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. partnering with The Cordish Companies in the development of a world class hospitality destination site at Pompano Park, Midwest Auctioneers and Realty has announced that they have signed a definitive agreement with PPI Inc. to conduct a two-day auction at Pompano Park on Sunday, Aug. 5, beginning at 12 noon, and Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m...
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Seminar helps new owner get his wish

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
Steve Stewart has come full circle in harness racing. Now living in Berlin, N. Y., Stewart first got involved in the sport decades ago while living in Long Island.   He started going to the races in the late seventies at Roosevelt Raceway as a fan and eventually became a groom for trainer Bob Bencal. His career path eventually took him through several jobs both in and out of th...
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Freshman season leaders on display in Philly

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
The fastest 2-year-old trotter and pacer over a five-eighths mile track in 2018 both were on display during the Tuesday morning session at Harrah's Philadelphia.   The fastest pacer to date is a filly: Sylph Hanover, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Artiscape mare She's A Fan, who secured the pocket early from post eight, then smoked home in :55.2 to win by 14 3...
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Lindy's Big Bang a 1:52.2 PA All Star winner

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt trotters who may have been eyeing the Earl Beal Trot, with its $500,000 final on Saturday, June 30, had their final pretest six days before the eliminations, as they contested three $30,000 divisions of their Pennsylvania All-Stars event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Patent Leather came a long way uncovered from midpack, collaring pacesetting (27, 55.4, 1:24.2) fav...
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French trotters arrive; series begins Aug. 5

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Nearly two dozen French trotters were safely released from their New York Federal quarantine facility Saturday morning and are now in the hands of their new American owners.   These Trotteur Francais horses will race for their new owners as part of the French American Trotting Club, a series of races this summer at Yonkers Raceway exclusively for the French horses acquired in t...
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Posts drawn for Sun Stakes Saturday elims

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
The elimination races for the $2,000,000 Sun Stakes Saturday supercard at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono have been drawn. The elimination races will be conducted this Saturday, June 23, with those advancing to the championships going for the big money on Saturday, June 30.   A tremendous amount of subplots already suggest themselves from the elimination draws: the undefeated filly ...
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Captain colt De Los Cielos Deo in 1:52.3

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Scott DiDomenico got his first look at a new addition to his stable during Monday's (June 18) qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm while trainer Ron Burke got his final look at a number of horses that will soon begin their racing careers. Both were pleased. DiDomenico's newcomer was 2-year-old female pacer So Awesome, who won her qualifier in 1:56.4 with Tim Tetrick in the sul...
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Slick Tony completes sweep of DSBF legs

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.10, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old male pace eliminations at Harrington Raceway Monday (June 18) with a 1:53.1 win in the first of two $20,000 divisions. The No Spin Zone colt has dominated the DSBF ranks, with 13 wins in 17 career starts. Sent off as the 1-9 favorite, Slick Tony cruised to an easy win o...
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Lady's Dude uses Lightning Lane to score at Mea

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Lady's Dude yielded the lead to Classicality after a contested first quarter but brushed by him late in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s (June 18) $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Although Lady’s Dude couldn’t keep Classicality from the front, he stretched his rival out to a demanding :27 panel. That might have been just the edge he needed, as the 7-year-old Victo...
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