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Akhenaton favored in French-American split

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
Paul Kelley will send out the favorite Akhenaton in the second division of the French American Trotting Club first leg Sunday afternoon at Yonkers. The 8-year-old drew post three off a convincing win at Saratoga July 25, making him the 5-2 choice in the $35,000 split.   Kelley's stable was well prepared to accept Akhenaton in June. Several of Kelley's staff and assistants previously ...
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Connections talk about Hambo contenders

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
Southwind Chrome is still finding his way as a racehorse, but trainer Paula Wellwood likes the direction he is heading. Unraced at age 2 because of an injury, Wellwood has tried to expose the colt to a variety of racing styles in preparation for Saturday's appearance in the 93rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Southwind Chrome has won once in seven races and finished second on four o...
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Rodeo Romeo draws the rail in Great Northeast

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
It's safe to predict that Rodeo Romeo, the leading point-winner in the Great Northeast Open Series in the open pace division, will not get as rough a trip as he did in his last start when he begins from the rail in a $30,000 divisional event Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Rodeo Romeo, had no chance to show that form in the Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga last time,...
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Hambletonian day in new Weekend Preview

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s 93rd renewal of the Hambletonian looks to be a dandy and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news you need to know. Find out what driver Scott Zeron says about his chances with the filly trotter Atlanta and also what trainer (and driver) Jimmy Takter’s thoughts are about his four starters, including Wolfgang. Takter also sends out the $800,000 yearling Tac...
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Eli hopes age is just a number for JL Cruze

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
When it comes to Saturday’s $286,650 John Cashman Memorial for free-for-all trotters on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands, trainer Eric Ell is hoping experience, passion and desire are enough for JL Cruze to overcome his elder statesman status, not to mention a starting spot in the second tier.   Ell’s 7-year-old gelding drew post 11 for the Cashman in a field that includes 2017 Horse...
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Plainridge resumes racing on Friday

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
The enabling legislation to allow racing and simulcasting in Massachusetts has passed through the Legislature and has been signed into law by the Governor. As a result live racing will resume Friday, Aug. 3, at Plainridge Park Casino. Post time will be at 4 p.m. The track was forced to postpone the card scheduled for Thursday (Aug. 2) until Friday m after the legislation permitting live racing...
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Prospect Hill, Demon Onthe Hill fastest in PASS

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of sons of Muscle Hill, Prospect Hill and Demon Onthe Hill, became the fastest freshmen trotters of 2018 on a five-eighths mile track with 1:55.4 clockings while running their Pennsylvania Sire Stakes records to two-for-two in winning Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Their clocking was then equaled in the third Sires division by the Cantab Hall colt Osterc, with all three vi...
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KY regs for horses at Red Mile announced

on 08/02/2018 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture requirements for horses entering the stable area at Red Mile are as follows. To gain access to the stable area of Red Mile a Health Certificate within 72 hours along with a Rhino vaccination within six months and a negative Coggins within 12 months must accompany each horse upon arrival at the stable gate. This will be strictly enforced. (Red...
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Swandre The Giant remains perfect in INSS

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired 2-year-old trotters were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by a pair of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the freshman trotters.   Swandre The Giant and driver, trainer Brandon Bates continued their winning ways in the second round of stakes action as they scored their fifth c...
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"Captain," Miller, Alagna sweep at Mohawk

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna and driver Brett Miller teamed up to sweep Tuesday's opening round of the Whenuwishuponastar Series with a pair of Captaintreacherous fillies. A group of 17 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $14,000 divisions.   Tall Drink Hanover converted off a two-hole trip to break her maiden and win the first division in 1:53.2. The daughter of Captaintreachero...
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Hambletonian Future Wager 3 begins Wednesday

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
The third Hambletonian Future Wager will commence on Wednesday at noon and close on Friday, Aug.3 at 10 p.m.   Entries have been taken and drawn for the Saturday, Aug. 4 Hambletonian so this future wager offers the opportunity to place a win wager on the actual participants. The $1 million Hambletonian may be seen live on the CBS Sports Network from 4-5:30 pm,   ...
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Gimpanzee sets Saratoga 2CT record in NYSS

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Tuesday evening. Each division for the freshman high-steppers went for a purse of $54,500 and in the first division of the night, a new track record for 2-year-olds was set. Marcus Melander's Gimpanzee (Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows) was the public's 2-5 betting favorite ...
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Watts Was I Drinkin tastes victory at Plainridge

on 08/01/2018 2:00 AM
Spending more time parked out than drafting, Watts Was I Drinkin came up big winning the $14,000 fillies and mares winners-over handicap pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon. Empty Gesture (Chris Long) got away strong and did the heavy lifting on the front end for the bulk of the mile. Watts Was I Drinkin (Mike Stevenson) tucked in third from post five off the gate but di...
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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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