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Three HHYF participants to race on Hambo day

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
The field has been set for Harness Horse Youth Foundation's "invitational" exhibition to be held Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack. One representative from each of the three introductory level programs were selected to participate.   "Each of these young people demonstrated keen interest in harness racing as well as possessing great work ethics and sportsmanship. It is alwa...
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Yonkers set for all-trot Sunday

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's all-trot Sunday, Aug. 5, matinee features a $54,800 Open Handicap Trot and the beginning of the French-American Trotting Club Series.   Post time for the 10-race card is 12:30 p.m. with all races—save for the seventh—of the ‘French' theme, as in overflow fields at the mile-and-a-quarter distance.   The weekly trotting feature begins the progra...
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Trainer Cecere takes three PA Stallion races

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
A big week for Pennsylvania-sired 2-year-old colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia started on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 1) with six divisions of the second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for trotters. Trainer Domenico Cecere, head trainer for the powerful Lindy Farms and profiled in the just-delivered edition ofHoof Beatsmagazine, conditioned the first two winners. The first...
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So Awesome, Hurrikane Norakane best in NYSS

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
With $105,000 up for grabs in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night, 10 of the best state-bred 2-year-old pacing fillies were on hand to compete in two divisions for the spoils and both winners put in career best efforts to get the job done.  So Awesome (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl) lived up to her name in the first $52,500 division as she led the race at e...
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Thisjetsabookin 1:52 winner at Plainridge

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
After winning handily last week in 1:52 off a :54.4 back half, Thisjetsabookin stepped up to the top class and had no problem repeating, as he won the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap Pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (July 30). Deetzy (Greg Merton) took an early lead and scooted to the quarter in :26.2. Thisjetsabookin (Shawn Gray) sat behind him second while BJ’s Guy (Jim Hardy) ...
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Springsteen, Heavenly Sound take NYSS splits

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
One odds-on choice sizzled and one odds-on choice fizzled Monday night during Yonkers Raceway's $172,000 New York Sires Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   The event once again honored the memory one of the state's true get-it-done gentlemen, whose contributions to the industry were way too numerous to mention here.   The Monday sizzling w...
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Captain Ahab, Best In Show best in Dream Maker

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Captain Ahab and Best In Show were victorious in round one of the Dream Maker Series on Monday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A group of 12 two-year-old pacers were split into a pair of $14,000 opening leg divisions of the Dream Maker. The annual series has been used as a launching pad to stardom over the years. Captain Ahab appeared to never break a sweat in cruising to a 1:52.4 victo...
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Bye Bye Felicia ties 4YO mare pacer world record

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Sass trotted home for his sixth straight win Monday in Northfield Park's 10th race, the $19,000 Open Trot. The 5-year-old stallion is owned by Paul and Patricia O'Neil of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. and trained by Jessica Roegner. Aaron Merriman was aboard for the winning drive.   Sass was assigned post eight and was parked through fractional times of :28 and :56.1. He made th...
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Battle of Waterloo elims held at Grand River

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
A total of seven elimination dashes on Monday decided the finalists for Grand River Raceway's feature races on its 28th Industry Day event. Grand River's Monday card featured three eliminations for the Battle of Waterloo, with the top three from each division advancing to next Monday's $262,000 final on Monday, Aug. 6, and four elims for Battle of the Belles where fillies had to finish no w...
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Ten vie in two NYSS 2FP splits at Batavia

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
There is $105,000 up for grabs with only 10 entrants on hand to compete for it in two divisions as the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing fillies rolls into Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon.   The NYSS events are carded as race one and seven with post time for the first race at 5 p.m.   So Awesome (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl) will lead the way in the first $...
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Roar Of Approval roars by 7 in MSRF

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
On a damp Monday night, Ocean Downs hosted two Maryland Standardbred Race Fund splits each for freshman colt and gelding pacers and filly trotters.   The first race was the first division for filly trotters. Gittin All Sexy (Googoo Gaagaa) with Russell Foster in the bike controlled every quarter in the 2:03.4 mile finishing 2 ¾ lengths ahead of Tiny Tiara (Lockkeeper). Richard Hans owns,...
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Eighteen trotters entered in Hambletonian

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Eighteen 3-year-old trotters have been entered for this year's Hambletonian, which will be raced Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The trotters will be split into two, nine-horse eliminations, with the top five finishers in each returning for the same-day $1 million final.   Trainer Jimmy Takter has entered four into this year's 93rd renewal of the trotting classic: Tactic...
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First glimpse at Hambletonian day stakes

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has taken the entries for Hambletonian Day Saturday, Aug. 4, Tuesday morning and the draw for post positions for the 93rd Hambletonian may be viewed on Facebook live at 2 p.m.   The Hambletonian box held 18 entrants which will result in two fields of nine to race in $100,000 first heat elimination races with the top five from each returning later that afternoon t...
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Lazarus N confirmed as Dan Patch supplement

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce Lazarus N, who is hailed as the greatest racehorse to ever emerge from New Zealand, will be making his North American racing debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the 25th edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 10.   Lazarus N will be supplemented to the Dan Patch Stakes for a fee of $25,000 by Hall of F...
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Wolfgang, Six Pack favored in Hambo elims

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Eighteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday's 93rd Hambletonian Stakes at the Meadowlands Racetrack, requiring two eliminations to trim the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that afternoon. Wolfgang is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the first elimination and Six Pack is the 2-1 favorite in the second. Atlanta, the lone filly taking on the boys, is the 3-1 second choice in the firs...
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PA issues detailed statement on allegations

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
The following statement was issued by the Standardbred Bureau of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission at its regular monthly meeting July 31: As the result of significant misstatements of fact appearing on the Paulick Report from various sources, the State Horse Racing Commission wishes to make the following statement of facts to dispel the misinformation.   Regarding the ...
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Lakeisha Hanover takes Meadows mare feature

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Lakeisha Hall zipped to the front from post six and powered to victory — her second straight and fourth in her last six races — in Tuesday’s (July 31) $18,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Last week, Lakeisha Hall used a pocket trip to out-finish the leader, Fox Valley Charm. On Tuesday, their positions were reversed, but Lakeisha Hall would not let...
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Eclipse Me N rallies for win at Pocono

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
In the $17,500 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N looked to be in trouble while still in midpack behind a soft half of :58, but her strong late rally got her to the finish first by a neck in 1:53. Pacesetter Betabcool N put Keystone Riptide in behind her earlier, and the easy :28.2 quarter surprised some before ...
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Shartin N wins 12th of year in Great Northeast

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Pacing mares divisional leader Shartin N upped her seasonal bankroll to $590,040, most among all North American harness horses, with a sensational 1:48.4 effort in taking her $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series divisional event Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the Great Northeast open trot Smalltownthrowdown went a powerful 1:51.1 mile, which ended Homicide Hunter'...
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Leg 3 of Dygert trots contested at Hawthorne

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Sunday night at Hawthorne capped a week of leg three races for the Night of Champions series as trotters were featured in the Erwin F. Dygert and Beulah Dygert Memorial Trots. The Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters while the Beulah Dygert is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old filly trotters.   Race 5 was the third leg of the Erwin F. Dy...
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