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Allbeastnobeauty captures Hawthorne stakes

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
While the boys were featured on Friday evening at Hawthorne, the girls took center stage on Saturday (June 2) night in a pair of divisions of the $25,700 Violet Stakes.  The Violet is for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old fillies. Race five was the first division as a field of eight lined up behind the starting car. Two horses took all of the action at the windows as Rollin Coal...
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Entries close June 18 for Tattersalls Summer Sale

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Those planning to sell racehorses at the Meadowlands July 15 Summer Mixed Sale are reminded that entries are now being accepted, and will be until the catalog closes on Monday, June 18. Consignors may submit entries using the form on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, or by calling the sale office at (914) 773-7777. Last year’s Summer Mixed was up more ...
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Highalator equals season's best 1:48.1 at Big M

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Highalator and Great Vintage battled from start to finish in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, and when the dust cleared, Highalator emerged victorious in a national season's-best equaling 1:48.1. Highalator, the 2-1 second choice, and Great Vintage, the 6-5 favorite, were both away from the gate quickly in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, with Great Vintage hitting t...
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Bit Of A Legend edges Rockin Ron in Cleveland

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Bit Of A Legend N lived up to his name on Saturday, June 2 when he won the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park. The win was the nine-year-old's 44th and fastest win of his harness racing career. As the gate pulled away from the 'Battle' field, race-favorite Rockin Ron and Missile J both tried for the lead, with Rockin Ron prevailing early and leading through fractions of :27, :5...
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Horseman Tom Sells passes at age 72

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Charles Thomas "Tom" Sells, died peacefully from a long illness on Friday (June 1) in West Alexander, Pa. He was 72. Formally of Margate, FL, Sells was born in 1945 at Urbana, Ohio, and entered the equine arena while in high school, first as a Thoroughbred exercise rider, and then as a groom for legendary Standardbred horseman Dick Buxton on weekends and summers at the Urbana Fairgroun...
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Youaremycandygirl scores in NYSS at Tioga

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl, the 2017 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, rebounded from a sixth-place finish in her 2018 debut last week to win a leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). She won the third of three divisions on Sunday afternoon. All three divisions were worth $40,600. Youaremycandygirl ($2.90) and driver Yannick Gin...
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Heaven Rocks A scores in Great Northeast

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Following a pair of runner-up efforts since arriving in North America, the third time was a charm for Heaven Rocks A ($2.60), who stubbornly held his ground to parry Bettor’s Edge a quarter-mile from home en route to a 1:50 score in a $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (June 3) at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding began his brush from...
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Fox Valley Gemini runs winning streak to 13

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Friday night (June 1) at Hawthorne featured a pair of divisions of the Cardinal Pace for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old colts and The first division went with a field of ten while the second had nine, after the scratch of Heza Real Shooter. Leading the way in the first division of the $27,100 Cardinal was undefeated Fox Valley Gemini as he looked to win his 13th consecutive race to o...
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Barynya A wires field in 1:52.1 at Saratoga

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
One of a few Yonkers invaders to compete in the Friday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel, Barynya A (Blissfull Hall) went coast-to-coast in her local debut with Jimmy Devaux in the sulky. Barynya A came to the Spa as a winner of three of her last four starts but faced a strong group of distaffers in the Fillies and Mares Open on Friday night. Devaux blasted the Ettore Annunziata-trained 8-year-o...
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Bob N Tony turns in late charge to win at Vernon

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Bob N Tony (Dan Daley) charged late to win the featured trot ($7,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 1). Golden Kronos (Jimmy Whittemore) laid down all the early fractions (:28, :58, 1:26.4). Bob N Tony ($28.40), who is owned by Jennifer Signor and trained by Jason Signor, flew by in the stretch to win in 1:55.4.  Foundonabeach (John MacDonald) finished second with Sweet Ashley T (Homer H...
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Pretty Handsome takes Grassroots in 1:52.1

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Freshman Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots champion Pretty Handsome picked up where he left off last season, scoring a victory in the three-year-old pacing colt season opener at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, but this time there was nothing controversial about the win. "He got his regular reinsman JD (Jonathan Drury) back on him tonight and picked up where he left off last year. This start we di...
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KJ's Caroline one of 5 Tioga winners for Merton

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
One of Mike Merton's five wins at Tioga Downs came with K J's Caroline on Friday night. K J's Caroline came from out of the clouds to win the fillies and mares feature. Milky Way Rae (Aaron Byron) led the group into a first quarter of :26.4.  Ask Queenie (Jim Taggart Jr.) then took over before hitting the half in :55.3.  She would hit the three quarter mark in 1:23.4.  It looked ...
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Always A Prince rebounds in Ind. SS 3YOCP

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the opening round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on Friday (June 1). After tasting defeat for the first time in eight starts in his elimination last week, Always A Prince and Trace Tetrick rebounded gamely to find the winner’s circle in 1:49.2. The 1:49.2 clocking was a new lifetime best and equ...
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2YO Beautiful Sin trots to 1:57.2 baby race win

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
The 2018 edition of Breakfast With The Babies, sponsored by Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farms, kicked off on a perfect Saturday morning (June 2) at The Meadowlands. The skies were clear, the breeze slight and the temperature a comfortable 75 degrees. As has been the case since BWTB began, Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter sent out the first winner of the season. This year it was the highest priced...
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Barn fire kills 28 horses; Go Fund Me page set up

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
A barn fire at the Mt. Hope Training Center outside of Goshen, NY, early Saturday morning killed 28 horses. North American Harness Update Picks and Post Time with Mike & Mike have teamed up in a joint effort to support the tragic barn fire that occurred overnight on Saturday (June 2). A GoFundMehas been created to support the victims. According to one news report, fire broke...
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Fourth Dimension wins qualifier in 1:53.3

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Qualifying pacers picked up with the eighth race at the Meadowlands Saturday morning and the very good older horse, Delta Winner, held off the 3-year-old Stay Hungry. In what amounted to a match race, Brett Miller cut the mile with Delta Winner while Doug McNair sat pocketed with Stay Hungry and when they crossed the wire in 1:49.1 after a :26.3 stretch duel, it was Delta Winner who was the wi...
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Dapper Dude wins battle of millionaires at Meadows

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
In a rare battle of millionaires, Dapper Dude got the jump on Dancin Yankee and held him at bay late to capture Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude was drafting in the pocket behind his stablemate, Anythingforlove A, when Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent him after the lead past the three-quarters. The 9-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest blew by in a ...
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Big turnout for Diamond Creek PA open house

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday, June 2 was a perfect day to pay a visit to the Diamond Creek Farm Open House and get up close and personal with the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 2016 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot winner Southwind Frank, world-record holder Always B Miki, and 2014 Ben Franklin winner Sweet Lou, along with numerous mares and a few adorable foals. Children of all ages experienced the farm’s ame...
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Tetrick sweeps stakes action at Hoosier Park

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
It was a good week to be Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s leading driver Trace Tetrick as he made a clean sweep, winning all four divisions, of the opening round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tetrick completed that feat after he steered Dee Rocks to victory in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-y...
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Brown Stable sweeps Ohio Sires Stakes at Northfield

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Brian Brown was all smiles Saturday night in the Northfield Park winner's circle and with good reason.   The 2017 Dan Patch Trainer of the Year did nothing less than harness every winner of the night's three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies. It was the second round of action in the four-leg series. "It's definitely a good night," Brown admitted. "It ...
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