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New Jersey Gov. signs sports wagering bill

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill that allows sports wagering in New Jersey at racetracks, casinos, sites of former racetracks and online.   Monmouth Park, which partnered with William Hill US to operate its sportsbook, has been waiting for the governor to sign the bill--which had been passed by the state legislature on June 7--so it could begin oper...
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Sweet Lou 2FP impresses in Gaitway qualifier

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras was impressed with 2-year-old female pacer Warrawee Ubeaut when he trained her earlier this year in Florida, and the filly continued to get high marks from Gingras following her first qualifier on Monday at New Jersey's Gaitway Farm.   Warrawee Ubeaut, a daughter of Sweet Lou out of Great Memories, paced her mile in 1:56 with a :26.3 final quarter mile to w...
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Hi-5 mandatory payout on NA Cup night

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment today announced a mandatory payout for the Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 on Saturday, June 16. The Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout adds to an already stacked card, which is headlined by the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. Horseplayers will be flooded with big pools and competitive racing all evening leading up to the Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on the card...
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Sidewalk Dancer, Serene Stride take PASS splits

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
Sidewalk Dancer peeled off cover past the three-quarters, turned on the jets in the lane and rolled to her third straight victory in Monday’s $159,868 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over two divisions, with Serene Stride taking the other split. All the victories in Sidewalk Dancer’s current strea...
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Starznheaven shines again at Plainridge

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
It might be that fresh New England air or the fact he’s been back on a five-eighths-mile track where he seems to do his best work. Either way, the razor-sharp Starznheaven has now registered back-to-back feature race victories at Plainridge Park after winning the $16,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Monday afternoon.  Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) left sharply and grabbed the lead from...
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Marohn wins 6; All Bets Off scores in 1:48 at M

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
It’s hard to say who had the better night at the Meadowlands Saturday. Was it driver Jim Marohn Jr., who drove six winners on the program? Or was it All Bets Off, whom Marohn guided to a North American season’s record of 1:48 in taking the featured Preferred Handicap for pacers? Tough call. All Bets Off, who upped his lifetime earnings to $2.97 million, scorched the Big M’s mi...
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Yonkers features to Somewhere In LA, Tight Lines

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Somewhere In L A (Jason Bartlett, $4.80) and Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory, $8.10) shared the Saturday night (June 9) spotlight, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicaps. Favored Somewhere In L A, remanded behind the eight-ball in week’s adult pace, was parked past a :26.4 opening quarter-mile to make the lead. He did so around Always at My Place (George Brennan), with S...
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Cup elims to Stay Hungry, Wes Delight, Lather Up

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
The field is set for the 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup following Saturday evening’s three $50,000 eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 29 three-year-old pacers were split into a trio of eliminations with the top-three finishers from each division, plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot, advancing to next week’s $1 million final. O’Brien Award winner Stay...
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Fields are set for Fan Hanover, Roses Are Red

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
The stacked Pepsi North America Cup undercard is set following Saturday’s (June 9) eliminations for the Fan Hanover and Roses Are Red at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Both events required two eliminations on Saturday, with 16 3-year-old pacing fillies competing in the Fan Hanover and 19 older pacing mares in the Roses Are Red. Sudden Passing found room late to get up and defeat race-favourite Ale...
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Cinnamack, Rockathon take OSS for 3YO colts

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Despite a threatening night of thunder, lightning, high winds and showers, owner Bruce Trogdon couldn’t have been happier June 9, when Cinnamack and Bounding Dragon finished first and second in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts at Scioto Downs. "I was so happy to see both of them leading down the stretch," noted Trogdon. "Of course ...
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Burke reviews his PASS 3FP for Monday at Mea

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Action in the 3-year-old pacing fillies division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes shifts to The Meadows on Monday (June 11), where trainer Ron Burke will send out a quality quartet that already has combined for nearly $800,000 in career earnings. The $159,838 stake, known as the Adios Betty, features two divisions, races eight and nine. First post is 1:05  All four of Burke’s fillies...
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Broadway Donna, Lagerfeld dead heat in Philly

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
A two-time divisional champion mare and a driver who is undefeated in his entire racing career dead-heated for the win in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, and came very close to the divisional world record for a trotting tie. Broadway Donna, tops in her class at two and three, was driven aggressively by Tyler Buter, spotting early then making...
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Twisted Pretzel scores in 1:55.2 at Saratoga

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Last season, Twisted Pretzel was named Trotter of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel after winning 13 times at the Spa with six of his victories coming in the Open Trot. Although 2018 hasn’t been as strong as ’17 was thus far for Twisted Pretzel, the veteran trotter did come into Sunday’s feature as a three-time winner this season with one victory in the $14,500 Open. On Sunday, Twiste...
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Graduate 5th win of '18 for Filibuster Hanover

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Fillibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras) won the first division of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 10). Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers and two divisions for trotters.  All five raced for a purse of $50,000.  Also on hand were three divisions of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore pac...
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Delaware horseman Ralph Holloway dies

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Ralph Lewis Holloway, WW II veteran, age 92, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday (June 5) after valiantly fighting Alzheimer’s disease for over 15 years. Born in Selbyville, Del., Mr.  Holloway resided in Frankford since his marriage to Eunice Holloway in 1948. He graduated from Selbyville High School, Class of 1943, and from Goldey-Beacom College, located in Wilm...
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Wolfgang, Alarm Detector take Goodtimes elims

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
The return of the reigning Canadian and American Horse of the Year highlighted stakes elimination action Friday (June 8) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Armbro Flight for trotting mares and Goodtimes for 3-year-old trotting males both required two eliminations Friday to kick off a busy stakes weekend. Hannelore Hanover, last year’s O’Brien and Dan Patch Award champion, returned to Woo...
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TJ Miller drives winner in amateur race at Big M

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
You could say Team Orange crushed it at the Meadowlands. The husband and wife team of Andy and Julie Miller -- and 20-year-old son T.J. -- all had a good time of it Friday night (June 8) as the Julie-trained Double L Lindy won the feature, son T.J. won his first-ever Big M drive, and then for good measure, Andy scored in the eighth race with an 8-1 shot. Double L Lindy was superb in taking the...
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Frisky Joe, KJ's Caroline win at Vernon, Tioga

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Frisky Joe (Truman Gale) took the featured $9,000 trot at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) went to the front and carved out all the early fractions (:27.4, :58, 1:27). Muscles Jared (Jimmy Whittemore) went first-over just before the first quarter. The two battled all the way down the backstretch and to the three-quarter pole. Muscles Jared finally took contr...
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Holloway-trained filly wins baby race in 1:53.3

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Saturday (June 9) Breakfast With The Babies, sponsored by Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farm, was conducted under perfect conditions on a clear, windless morning with temperatures in the 70s. The Meadowlands racetrack was rated as fas The Captaintreacherous colts were on display in a big way as a half-dozen well-bred colts from his first crop purchased last fall by Myron Bell’s consortium and ...
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Turn The Paige sets 5/8 mile record in Philly

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
The mare Turn The Paige and driver Jackie Ingrassia missed the world record for a five-eighths mile trot over a five-eighths mile track by two-fifths of a second while taking a $12,500 event at Harrah’s Philadelphia Saturday afternoon in 1:09.2 – but with the energy the winner showed, the record could have been hers with a better trip.  Actually, it’s hard to imagine a worse trip for...
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