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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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Starznheaven scores third straight victory

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Starznheaven remained undefeated at Plainridge Park after scoring his third consecutive top-class win when he went from worst to first in the blink of an eye to win the $16,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Monday afternoon (June 18). Starting from post eight, driver Greg Merton hit the pylons last while Mysharona Bluechip (Eddie Davis Jr.) and Kenrick N (Ron Cushing) were engaged in a knoc...
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Rootin Tootin's 1:53.4 leads NYSS at Monticello

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
It was the hottest day of the year thus far at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon (June 18) as temperatures were in the 90-degree range as the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings came to town. The first $39,200 heat of Sire Stakes went to post with six starters in the first race. Post time favorite Real Surreal put in a few extra steps as the gate left and mad...
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Lather Up dominates in North America Cup

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
Lather Up proved he was a step above his competition by capturing the 35th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night (June 16) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Clyde Francis, Lather Up and driver Montrell Teague powered forward from the beginning and took no prisoners en route to a four-length score in 1:48.1. "It's a sensational feeling," said co-owner and breeder...
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Good times for Wolfgang in Goodtimes

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainee Wolfgang has stamped himself as a top dog in the 3-year-old trotting division following a strong 1:52.1 victory in Saturday’s $266,000 Goodtimes Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The son of My MVP circled to the lead from second entering the backstretch and proceeded to say goodnight to his rivals, drawing away to win by four lengths. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Wolfgan...
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Western Fame takes Meadowlands feature

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
It wasn’t your typical Saturday night at the Meadowlands. In addition to the usual competitive 11-race program and simulcast of the $1 million North America Cup from Woodbine Mohawk Park, the mile oval hosted something a bit unusual. The seventh-annual editions of the Ostrich Derby and Cameltonian were contested, much to the delight of the huge crowd that gathered on a beautiful evenin...
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In Secret wins Yonkers’ Father’s Day feature

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
Favored In Secret (George Brennan, $6.60) did it in style Sunday afternoon, fashioning a Father’s Day track record in Yonkers Raceway’s $54,800 Open Handicap Trot The overflow field of 10—including two in the back of the bus—went as the opener and the first of four mile-and-a-quarter ‘French’ trots. Quite eager from assigned post position No. 7, In Secret worked around Fea...
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