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Winning Shadow breaks 2 NYSS records

on 08/29/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters visited Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon and ended up making a big impression on the track's record book.   In the first $58,000 division, Winning Shadow (Credit WInner-Sheena's Shadow) came into the race off a new lifetime mark taken at the Poconos last week and at the end of the day not only bested that, he also br...
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Tataria scores at Pocono;Nap drives 4 winners

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
Tataria was given a rough reception upon shipping from Yonkers to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for Monday night’s (Aug. 27) $14,000 mares claiming handicap pacing feature, but the Four Starzzz Shark mare withstood three different solid challenges to win in 1:52.1. Tataria was sent to the lead early by driver Simon Allard and hit the quarter in :27.1; she soon faced an early move from Chitt...
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Brian Brown snags 3 OSS 2CP splits at Nfld

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Brian Brown and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr., teamed up to capture three Ohio Sires Stakes winners at Northfield Park on Monday night, Aug. 27, with several of Brown’s 2-year-old pacing trainees finishing second and third as well.   Final Offer, a Rockin Amadeus filly, didn’t disappoint as the 4-5 favorite for owners Country Club Acres, Aws Stables and Joe Sbrocco, scoring as ...
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Lexington Sel. Yearling Sale catalog available

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
The catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the sales company's website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Print catalogs should be received by those on the mailing list the week of Sept. 3.   The sale gets underway Tuesday evening, Oct. 2 at Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Pavilion and runs through Saturday, Oct. 6. The yearling s...
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Maryland Sires Stakes summer finals complete

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
On Sunday, Aug. 26, the Maryland-sired freshman trotting colts and geldings went to post as Race 5 in the Charles Keller Memorial with a purse of $67,000 at Ocean Downs.   Whoopdee Goo (Googoo Gaagaa) got awayfourth but driver Jim Morand pulled near the half taking the lead, extending it to five lengths by the wire in the 2:01.1 mile. Mind Yown Business (Lockkeeper) recovered from a break...
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Two NYSS 3CT divisions Wednesday at Batavia

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
The sixth of eight stops by the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs this year occurs on Wednesday afternoon when 10 top Empire State-bred 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings will compete in two divisions for the $116,000 of prize money available for distribution.   The NYSS events go as race one and seven. There are also two Excelsior "A" contests that go in race two and...
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HOF-bound Toscano hopes to win Yonkers Trot

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
Linda Toscano felt as though she had her wings clipped when at the age of 13 her family moved from Brooklyn to Long Island. But the teenager soon fell in love with horses, which led her soaring to historic heights in harness racing, topped most recently by her election to the sport's Hall of Fame.   Toscano, though, is not finished flying. The trainer will be looking to add to her r...
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Delcrest Magicstar drops & pops at Meadows

on 08/28/2018 2:00 AM
Delcrest Magicstar, who had been competitive but winless in recent starts against The Meadows distaff elite, took advantage of a drop into a $12,700 condition trot Tuesday with a five-length romp. Delcrest Magicstar got away second for Brian Zendt and quarter-poled to the point. The 4-year-old daughter of Majestic Son and Star’s Balance thwarted the first-over bid of Fireball’s ...
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Leonard pads Hawthorne lead with 6 wins

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
In a Hawthorne meet that he has dominated since the start of the summer, leading driver Casey Leonard had a big night on Sunday night.   Entering the evening with a lead in the driver standings of nearly 100 victories, Leonard opened the night winning with Shooting Cool (1:54.4) for trainer William Crone in race one. He capped off the double as he guided home Girls Girls Girls (1:54.) in ...
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Freshman pacers to battle in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Thirty-six freshman pacers will wage war in Ohio Sires Stakes contests on Monday evening at Northfield Park. A total of 14 fillies will battle in two $50,000 divisions, while 22 colts spar in three $40,000 divisions. First race post time is 6 p.m.   Ohio-registered stallions represented in these five events include the ill-fated Dragon Again, with eight youngsters (two fil...
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Homicide Hunter best in Great Northeast

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Homicide Hunter, already No. 1 in the point standings in the Great Northeast Open Series division for trotters, marked himself as the horse to beat in his $100,000 final next Sunday with an authoritative 1:51.4 triumph in the $30,000 final preliminary on Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The altered son of Cantab Hall has achieved much success racing on the lead, but o...
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WHHC pot increased to $150,000 in 2019

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by DerbyWars.com—offering a record $150,000 prize pool—is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019.   On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool, the largest in the history of the WHHC. ...
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Courtly Choice returns Tuesday in NYSS

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Courtly Choice is invading Yonkers Raceway for the first time Tuesday night  coinciding with the $173,500 New York Sires Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Post time for the 10-race card is 6:50 p.m., with the pair of $86,750 statebred events going as races 7 and 8.   Courtly Choice drew post position No. 6 in the opening div...
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Fiftydallarbill eyes Grand Circuit return

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Fiftydallarbill has spent nearly two months at home in Indiana, but the 2017 Breeders Crown champion is preparing for a return to the Grand Circuit following Thursday's $85,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old male trotters at Hoosier Park. The colt, unbeaten in his past four races, is being pointed toward next month's Canadian Trotting Classic at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   "H...
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Draws set for Yonkers Trot, Messenger finals

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s two $500,000 Triple Crown events, Saturday night’s (Sept. 1) 64th Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes No. 63. The Trot, which required no elimination races, goes as the sixth of a dozen races (first post 6:50 p.m.) The draw yielded a nearly-complete alphabetical order: 1-Helpisontheway (s, Jim Morrill Jr.), 2-Lindsey’s Pride (g, Marc...
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Pantaleano drives six winners at Meadows

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Jim Pantaleano collected six wins for as many trainers Monday (Aug. 27) at The Meadows. He scored for conditioners Scott Betts, Paul Kennedy, Christen Pantaleano, Richard Perfido, Justin Pirillo and Todd Rooney. Also enjoying a big day was Dan Rawlings, who piloted three winners on the 13-race card. In Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice was refreshed by a :...
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Calvin B 1:50.4 winner at Plainridge

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Mitchell Cushing has been on a tear of late and his driving success continued on Monday afternoon (Aug. 27) at Plainridge Park when he added five more wins to his total, moving him into fourth place in the local driving colony. He finished first with Betterlatethnnever (1:53.3, $2.80), Lucky Sport (1:52.4, $2.40), Star Of Terror (1:53.2, $22.60) and Calvin B (1:50.4, $4.40), all of which we...
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Robbie Burns N takes Harrington Open Pace

on 08/27/2018 2:00 AM
Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker, Barry Spedden and Prestige Stables’ Robbie Burns N ($3.40, Montrell Teague) made his Delaware debut a winning one Monday with a 1:51.2 win in the $15,000 Open pace at Harrington Raceway. It was one of four wins on the card for driver Teague, who joined Victor Kirby with a grand slam. Trained by co-owner Parker, Robbie Burns was the beneficiary of a pocket...
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