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Hello Love takes 1:52.4 mark in Ont. Grassroots

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Steacy earned his second straight Johnston Cup award as the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s leading trainer in 2017, and the horseman tallied two wins in support of a third title in the three-year-old pacing filly Grassroots opener at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday, May 31. Steacy trainee Hello Love went off as the favorite in the first $19,150 division and delivered a brave effort afte...
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10YO Dancin Yankee set for Saturday at Mea

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Many 10-year-old horses with nearly $1.7 million in their bank accounts would back off a little, perhaps enjoy a cozy retirement or a frolic in the breeding shed. Not Dancin Yankee. This old gent is still competing and winning at top levels. In fact, he’ll be seeking his fourth straight victory in Saturday’s (June 2) $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A $17,000 yearling acquisi...
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Ohio Sires 3YO Filly Pace Saturday at Northfield

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies will complement the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie program on Saturday night (June 2) at Northfield Park. The three OSS events -- carded as races seven, 10 and 12 of the 16 races offered Saturday -- see 2017 Dan Patch Trainer of the Year Brian Brown sending out a six-pack of sophomore distaffs, including OSS leg one winne...
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Gibb enjoying being back with Standardbreds

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
When Joni Gibb was a teenager, she had quarter horses and was involved in barrel racing. She gave up the sport 30 years ago, which until recently ended her involvement with horses. But now Standardbreds are reminding Gibb what it’s like to be a kid again.   "They’re such athletes and have different personalities," Gibb said. "That’s what is so much fun for me. I remember that from whe...
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Chelseas Chance sets new standards at Buffalo

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Chelseas Chance made quite an impression on her new owner/trainer SabrinaClevengeron Friday night (June 1) as the 7-year-old mare tied the all-time trotting record at Buffalo Raceway with a 1:56.1 mile that also smashed the aged mare (5+) mark in the sub-featured $9,200 Open II event. Along the unexpected track records,Chelseas Chance (Ray Fisher Jr.) shocked the betting public with a ...
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Three complete NJ Sire Stakes sweeps at Big M

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
After winning both legs one and two, Melanie's Fran, Shoshie Deo and Hypnotic Tale all completed natural hat tricks at the Meadowlands Friday night by taking their respective $75,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-olds. Melanie's Fran, a gelded son of Hypnotic Blue Chip-Natalie, had the easiest road to his pacing colts and geldings championship, having to defeat only Hypnotico in all ...
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New mixed sale on Futurity night in Lexington

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Lexington Selected Sales Co. has announced that the company will launch a new mixed sale this fall in Lexington, Ky. The sale will be held on Sunday evening, Oct. 7, at the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds. It will follow an afternoon of racing at Red Mile that features the Kentucky Futurity and Tattersalls Pace, and will come at the conclusion of the selected yearling sale held the previous five day...
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Meadow Brook Grace wins IN Sire Stakes Final

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana’s 2017 two-year-old trotting filly of the year, Meadow Brook Grace, pulled off a series sweep to retain her perfect two-for -two sophomore record after she captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 30. Scoring in 1:53.3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Mead...
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Big M's 'Pot of Gold' almost $250K

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Harness racing's biggest carryover has been building for some time now, and when patient players wait around for the 10thand final race Friday night at the Meadowlands, they'll have the opportunity to take down almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in the track's Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five. The wager, which has a low 15 percent takeout, sports an exact carryover of $240,774. For one t...
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Murmur Hanover upsets at Harrington

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($15.60, Montrell Teague) was an upset winner in 1:55.4 in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding notched his fourth win of the year in wire-to-wire fashion over I Like My Boss and Theresademoninme. Trained by Jay Gannon, Murmur Hanover earned his 28th career win and added to his healthy career bankro...
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Hoosier launches another cornhole tourney

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Back by popular demand, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will once again host a Cornhole tournament series as a part of Family Fun Saturdays at the track. Sponsored by the Indiana Standardbred Association, the series will feature a social division and a competitive division. Both divisions will take place in The Yard at 7 p.m. on June 2, 9, 16, 30, and July 7. The grand championship will be he...
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Motorcycle event raises funds for Goshen icons

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
The Cradle of the Trotter had some "Rolling Thunder" of its own this Memorial Day weekend as 120 motorcycle enthusiasts helped raise over $2,000 to benefit Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. The inaugural Iron Horse Poker Run, presented by the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), enjoyed a capacity crowd of Har...
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Callahans win MD final with Gaagaa Gone

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Closing night at Rosecroft Raceway on Wednesday (May 30) produced some exciting Maryland Sires Stakes action with records falling by the wayside.   In the $67,000 final for 3-year-old filly pacers, Miss Choptank, a Total Truth offspring, went four wide off the final turn and sprinted past Princess Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) who sat the pocket and Rissy's All In (John Wagner) to win in a lif...
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Physician enjoying his harness horses

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Eric Dickson hoped for the past several years to attend the U.S. Trotting Association Driving School, but it never fit the emergency department physician's schedule until now.   "This is a little bit of a dream come true," said Dickson, who got started in harness racing less than five years ago and now owns seven horses, including a yearling he foaled at his Massachusetts farm. "To be abl...
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Pompano wraps up 2017-2018 meet

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Pompano Park wrapped up its 126-night 2017-2018 season on Wednesday night with a competitive 11-race program highlighted by Boli taking the feature trot, Roll With Faith annexing the pacing feature for mares, Wally Hennessey hitting yet another grand slam and a mandatory payout on the track's popular Super Hi-5 wager. Boli had things his own way in the Open trot as Wally Hennessey guided the si...
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Meadows launching Super High 5 Saturday

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
On Saturday, June 2, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will introduce a daily Super High 5 wager, a winner-take-all-type bet that has generated huge jackpots and fan excitement wherever it's been offered.   With the Super High 5, bettors must pick the first five finishers of the designated race in the exact order — but here's the twist. The jackpot will be paid only if there is a ...
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Rockin Ron 3-5 favorite in Battle of Lake Erie

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Rockin Ron, the standout in a field with a combined 203 victories, drew post 2 and has been named the 3-5 morning-line favorite by Northfield Park Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting, Dave Bianconi. He attracts national driving star Matt Kakaley, who just returned to action on May 19 after being sidelined by a racing accident on March 13. Rockin Ron is one of two entries in the f...
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You're Majestic edges Fly On in 1:53.3 in Philly

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
You’re Majestic unleashed a personal last quarter of :27.3 to catch pacesetting Fly On by a neck in 1:53.3 while taking the $18,000 trotting feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.   The victorious daughter of Majestic Son had drawn the outside post in the field of seven, but had her chances improved when favored New Jersey Viking and second choice Misslarose went offs...
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More Great Northeast events on Sunday

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
After a highly-successful first month of operation, the Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) begins its June action with a first – two fields of trotters – joining the pacing mares at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday night, while the male pacers going to the gate at Harrah’s Philadelphia to start the GNOS action that afternoon.   Recent Down Under import Heaven Rocks A looks ...
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Now's The Moment takes Plainridge late closer

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Now’s The Moment stole the show during Thursday’s (May 31) all-trot card when he captured the $20,000 Highland Light Late Closer Trot final at Plainridge Park and set a new track standard in the process. Mike Stevenson left with Now’s The Moment and led every step of the way. With the best view, they toured the facility in fractions of :27.2, :58.2 and 1:26 before turning for home. With n...
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