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Murmur Hanover snags 31st career victory

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Zippett Racing Stable’s Murmur Hanover ($5.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:57.1 winner over a sloppy racetrack in the featured $16,000 Open Trot Tuesday (Aug. 21) at Harrington Raceway. The Jay Gannon-trainee registered his 31st career win in wire-to-wire fashion over a game Royal Becca J, who was first-over and pocket sitter P L Hercules finished third. Murmur Hanover, a son of Majestic Son, has ...
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Crystal Fashion ready for Wednesday's PASS

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Reaching the Hambletonian is gratifying. Winning your Hambletonian elimination and going off the favorite in the final is a major thrill. Getting parked every step in that final — and still losing by only 1-1/4 lengths — is the pits. That’s what Crystal Fashion, trainer Jim Campbell and owner Jules Siegel of Fashion Farms endured. Yet they’ve climbed out of the pit and reg...
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Manchego goes against males

on 08/20/2018 4:01 PM
The public’s faith in 3-year-old female trotter Manchego wavered ever so slightly earlier this month in the Hambletonian Oaks, when for the first time in her career she was not the favorite, but she looked to restore confidence with her stakes-record 1:50 win in the event. Now, she will try to bolster her status by taking on the boys in Friday’s $350,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial O...
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Sires Stakes at Meadows

on 08/20/2018 3:32 PM
Rock N McRoll zipped to the front, held off the late challenge of Trillions Hanover and scored in 1:53.2, fastest in Wednesday’s $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.   The event for freshman filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Skater Chick, Unspoken Promise and May Bride Hanover also taking splits. Tony Hall fashioned a stake double behind ...
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Write Me A Song pens record ONSS victory

on 08/20/2018 2:00 AM
Write Me A Song took control of the 3-year-old pacing filly Gold division with a track, Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record performance at Georgian Downs on Sunday evening.   In rein to Paul MacDonell, Write Me A Song sprinted away from post two to a :26.3 opening quarter and never relinquished control. Through a :55.1 half and 1:22.2 three-quarters the Sportswriter daughter wa...
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8 entered in Yonkers Trot; 11 in Messenger

on 08/20/2018 2:00 AM
On Monday afternoon (Aug. 20), Yonkers Raceway’s entry box offered up eight 3-year-old trotters for the 64th Yonkers Trot. The entry box also found 11 three-year-old pacers for the 63rd Messenger Stakes. Thus the second jewels of their respective Triple Crown find the Trot as a single dash while the Messenger has a pair of $40,000 eliminations races this Saturday night, Aug. 25. Alphabet...
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Dorsoduro Hanover, Done Well lock up PASS

on 08/20/2018 2:00 AM
Dorsoduro Hanover and Done Well both locked up berths in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings by winning their splits of Monday’s (Aug. 20) final preliminary leg, a $162,012 event known as the Tarport Effrat, at The Meadows. The $252,000 final is set for Sept. 2 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The winner of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for...
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Major Leaguer wins feature at Plainridge

on 08/20/2018 2:00 AM
After only getting to third in his first attempt at the top class here, Major Leaguer hit a home run on Monday afternoon (Aug. 20) in the $16,000 Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park. Some Attitude (Steve Nason) left hard but had a long road to the front before clearing in a swift :26.1. He took the field past the stands, where Major Leaguer (Jimmy Whittemore) pulled first-over to engage th...
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Phaetosive has chance for PASS points at Mea

on 08/20/2018 2:00 AM
Her win in a Delvin Miller Memorial division and second-place finish in the Hambletonian Oaks vaulted Phaetosive to the very elite of the 3-year-old trotting filly division. For all that, she’ll need a big performance in Tuesday’s (Aug. 21) $165,038 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows to guarantee a berth in the PASS championship. Phaetosive leaves from post four in race nine with t...
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Favorites prevail in NYSS 2CT splits

on 08/20/2018 2:00 AM
The public figured it out Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $160,400 New York Sire Stakes Michael Sorentino Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. A pair of $80,200 events led to a pair of winning favorites. The opening division saw Gimpanzee (Brian Sears, $3.00) mock both an eight-hole and seven outclassed foes with an as-he-pleased 4 1/2-length win in 1:57.3. Away fo...
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Manchego takes on boys

on 08/15/2018 7:55 PM
The connections of Manchego have picked up the mantle of Hambletonian winning filly Atlanta and entered their star filly into the $350,000 Open division (race 9) where she'll face eight colts.   Manchego (PP #2) deftly handled her competition in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks two weeks past with a tour de force 1:50 stakes record, marking the fifth consecutive winner of that race ...
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Always A Vavoom wins Fox Stake

on 08/09/2018 2:00 AM
In the battle against Mother Nature, the horsemen prevailed on Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.   At first it looked like the 15-race card for the Grand Circuit races scheduled to start at 6 p.m. wasn't going to happen, thanks to heavy rains and a sloppy clay track. Early morning rains threatened the rescheduling of the races, but the track maintenance crew at the In...
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Demon Onthe Hill aims for 3rd straight PASS win

on 08/09/2018 2:00 AM
After an inauspicious career debut—he broke stride as the 1-2 favorite in a Pennsylvania All-Stars split—Demon Onthe Hill has righted the ship, winning two straight Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) divisions.   On Saturday at The Meadows, he'll try to extend that streak to three in the Florida Pro, a $181,388 PASS that goes as races 1, 3 and 4. Demon Onthe Hill...
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New 7:10 p.m. post next week at Mohawk

on 08/09/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment on Thursday announced a new post time for live Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Effective Monday, Aug. 13, post time for live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be 7:10 p.m. Live racing continues to be conducted each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   The Woodbine Standardbred Pick-5 wager, which offers a guarantee...
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Breeders Crown elims/finals to have 15% takeout

on 08/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will offer a 15 percent across-the-board takeout rate on all available wagers--not only on the entire Breeders Crown finals card, but also on two nights of elimination cards.   "It's a significant benefit to offer bettors one of the absolute lowest multi-race takeout rates in all of North America," said John Campbell, president and CEO of the Hambleto...
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New Vocations seeking donations, sponsors

on 08/09/2018 2:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is seeking auction items and table sponsors for its annual Pre-Jug Party & Charity Auction to be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Delaware County Fair. Proceeds go toward the retraining and placement of retired Standardbreds and the Delaware County Fair.   "We’re asking owners, breeders, trainers, drivers, racetracks and those that bene...
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Undefiable takes series leg at Mohawk in 1:52.2

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
Bob McIntosh trainee Undefiable turned in a game performance to win Tuesday’s second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of eight rookie pacing fillies competed in the $14,000 second round of the three-week event. Round one winners Tall Drink Hanover and Key West were given the week off after impressive victories a week ago. Undefiable, who didn...
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Rob Them Blind scores at Pocono for 5th win

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
A trio of $15,000 conditioned events – one for pacing fillies and mares, and two on the trot – were the headliners at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night. In the distaff pace, Rob Them Blind, who lost a three-race win streak when fifth in a division of the Adioo Volo at The Meadows behind Youaremycandygirl, enjoyed the drop in company and was a 1:52 winner to raise her life...
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Lazarus N to make NA debut in Dan Patch

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
A field of nine will be sent postward in the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 10. In what will rank as one of the most highly anticipated editions of the Dan Patch Stakes, the 25th installment of Hoosier Park’s premier event will highlight the 14-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Boasting an increased purse for the third c...
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Half sister to Majestic Son captures Grassroots

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario’s two-year-old trotting fillies hit the midway point in their Grassroots season on Tuesday evening and, once again, three new faces graced the Woodbine Mohawk Park winner’s circle. Rebellious Lady kicked off the Grassroots action in the second race and received a confident steer from Scott Young. Starting from Post 2 the pair sat briefly in third as Galaxy Seelster led the field...
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