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Panimal Kingdom's 1:53.3 fastest in Buckeye

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Eldorado Scioto Downs hosted the second leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-year-old pacing colts Friday (June 8). Some fast colts filled the card with six races throughout the evening. Besides speed, two colts brought their 2018 earnings to over $20,000 in this leg. Yankee Osborne in race three was the first Buckeye Stallion Series race winner of the evening, coming to the wire in 1...
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Foiled Again just misses win number 100

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in lifetime earnings, fell a head short in his quest for career win 100 Saturday (June 9) at The Meadows when he couldn’t get by a stubborn Bilbo Hanover and finished second. In their non-winners of $3,500 conditioned race, Bilbo Hanover pulled the pocket midway down the backside for Aaron Merriman while Foiled Again ...
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Sir Ziggy's Z Tam uses pocket trip to score

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Sir Ziggy's Z Tam ($12.40) got a perfect pocket trip then ended up with Buffalo Raceway's all-time track record on Saturday night (June 9) by winning the featured $11,500 Open Pace in 1:51.2 over the fast track, eclipsing the old mark of 1:52 set by Fireyourguns in 2015. "The horse gave me goose bumps," driver Billy Davis Jr. said after the record breaking mile with Sir Ziggy's Z Tam. "I kn...
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Golden Brit takes Vernon feature; Whittemore wins 4

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Jimmy Whittemore won four races on Friday night (June 8) and four again on Saturday night (June 9) at Vernon Downs. Also, Golden Brit (Adam Capizano) won the $5,100 featured pace. Sapient Hanover (John MacDonald) laid down all the early fractions (:26.2, :54.2, 1:22.2). Golden Brit ($39.80) followed patiently in the pocket until zooming by in the stretch to win easily in a lifetime...
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Big carryover at Hoosier on Tuesday

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
With a carry-over of in excess of $19,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced the largest guaranteed pool to date, a $50,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool, for Tuesday, June 12, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signatur...
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Prairie Fortune wins third straight Tioga Open

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) took the Open Trot ($12,000) at Tioga Downs for the third time in a row on Saturday (June 9). Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron)  controlled all the early fractions (:26.4, :56.1, 124.4). Prairie Fortune ($4.20) went first-over from last just before the half and took over after the three quarter pole.  Owned by Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters, he cru...
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Boston Red Rocks paces 1:48.2 in Pocono win

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
All the bettors’ attention was focused on Rodeo Romeo and Rockeyed Optimist, 1-2 in the Great Northeast Open Series pacing standings and 1-2 at the post draw, but Mach It So, a winner here recently and still let go as the 11-1 third choice, set the pace and held off Rodeo Romeo by a head to win a $30,000 Great Northeast  event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night (June 9). ...
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Stormont Chief fastest in Grassroots

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
A trio of fresh faces graced the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening in the first Grassroots event of the three-year-old trotting filly season. Making just her second lifetime start, Magical Glider captured the first division off a confident steer from Chris Christoforou, Jr. Starting from post 3 Christoforou eased Magical Glider into sixth as Prince...
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Barynya carries win streak into Yonkers Open

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Since arriving in the barn of trainer Ettore Annunziata, 8-year-old mare Barynya has shown steady improvement. Although she found herself in Yonkers Raceway's bottom class for non-winners of $5,000 last five as recently as April 24, she's earned a chance to compete in the $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace Friday night.   Annunziata bought Barynya this spring as a means of replenis...
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Graduate legs set for Sunday at Tioga

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
The eyes of the harness racing world shift to Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 10) when that New York venue hosts the third and last preliminary leg of the $1 million Graduate series for 4-year-olds and the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers. The Graduate drew a strong response at the entry box, resulting in three $50,000 divisions of pacers and a pair of trotting races. Trott...
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Skippin By wins Philly mare feature in 1:51.2

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Skippin By drew clear of a tough field for the second straight week, winning the $14,500 distaff pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia Friday afternoon in 1:51.2. Brett Miller, a winner in four of the card's first eight races, made the early lead with the daughter of Shadow Play, then yielded to Juslikeaqueen and was content to draft in behind through fractions of :26.3, :55.4 and 1:23.1. Tur...
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Mohawk baby races to be streamed live

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park will be live streaming Saturday morning’s two-year-old qualifier at www.WoodbineMohawkPark.com. The first baby race session of the season will have 11-races and gets underway at 10 a.m. The entire session will be available through a live stream at www.WoodbineMohawkPark.com and Mark McKelvie will handle the announcing duties for the morning  Woodbine...
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Chelseas Chance beats boys at Buffalo

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
After equaling the Buffalo Raceway all-time trotting track record and smashing the older mare mark as well last week with a 1:56.1 mile, Chelseas Chance was rewarded with a date with the boys in the $11,500 Open Trot on Friday night (June 8). No problem. Decked out in hot pink, Chelseas Chance (Billy Davis Jr.) showed the fellas that she was a dangerous damsel as she turned them back in 1:...
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Mach It A Par scores in 1:52.3 in Yonkers feature

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returned from hiatus Friday night (June 8), with Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $10.60) winning the featured $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fifth from post position No. 6, Mach It A Par watched as Meadows returnee Medusa (Brian Sears) led the early floor show through intervals of :27 and :56.1. Freakonomics (Eric Goodell) took out of fourth, though not advancin...
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Tempus Seelster picks up another Saratoga win

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Tempus Seelster (Big Jim) owned three wins in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel when she drew the rail in Friday night’s feature. Billy Dobson is the regular driver for the 5 year old Jim Nickerson-trained mare who was again tasked with defeating the weekly Open favorite Spreester. Spreester (Frank Coppola Jr) got away last in the six-horse feature while Tempus Seelster ...
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OSS on tap at Scioto Downs, Northfield

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Sixteen sophomore pacing colts are set to line up behind the Scioto Downs starting gate in a pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests on Saturday night. First race post time is 6:30 p.m., ET, with the two OSS events scheduled as Race 5 (7:50 p.m.) and Race 10 (9:30 p.m.) in round two of the four-leg series.   OSS combatants include Leg 1 winners Bounding Dragon and Rockn...
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Crawford buys interest in filly trotter Atlanta

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Horseman Rick Zeron has announced that he has sold an interest in his 3-year-old filly trotter Atlanta to Crawford Farms. On Memorial Day, Atlanta became the fastest sophomore trotter of the 2018 season when she won the Empire Breeders Classic in 1:50.3.   Zeron told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider that he sold part of his ownership interest in Atlanta. The Atlanta owne...
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Another try for 100 for Foiled Again at Meadows

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
He's the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in career earnings, but in his final year of racing, 14-year-old Foiled Again would like to nail down one more accomplishment--career win 100. He'll shoot for that elusive milestone Saturday at The Meadows when he leaves from post 2 with Dave Palone in race 11. First post for the special Belmont Day card is 11:25 a.m.   ...
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Delaware sees $322,135 in first-day sports bets

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Espn.com has reported $322,135 was bet on sports at Delaware's three racetracks of Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park on Tuesday, June 5, the first day the First State offered full-blown sports wagering. The number comes despite both the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals were on travel days and there were no games being played. Delaware, one of four states not included in the...
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Shnitzledosomethin will be player in NA Cup

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Peter Wrenn expects Shnitzledosomethin to do something he always does when it comes time to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday in his Pepsi North America Cup elimination -- be right in the mix.   Over the course of his 15-race career, Shnitzledosomethin has posted seven wins and hit the board a total of 14 times. The only time the colt finished outside the top three came last ...
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