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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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Somebeachsomewhere, Graduate contested

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
The road to the Pepsi North America Cup made a final stop on Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes. A group of 28 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings competed over three $60,000 divisions with 19 of the 28 competitors eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup. The first division saw Burning Midnight and driver Trevor Henry pull off a 28-1 stunner i...
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Youaremycandygirl in Sunday NYSS at Tioga

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies will take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3).  Each division will race for a purse of $40,600. In the first division, I’m Trigger Happy (Scott Zeron) is the morning line favorite at 5-2.  The 3-year-old filly by Art Major is owned by Let It Ride Stables and trained by Ross&nbs...
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Crown champ Fiftydallarbill wins Ind. SS final

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Fiftydallarbill and Trace Tetrick made a clean sweep of the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, May 31. With a final time of 1:53.4, the 2017 Breeders Crown two-year-old trotting colt champion is no...
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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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