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Field set for $150K Commodore Barry Invite

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
The final field is set for the Commodore Barry Invitational for older pacers which will take place on a stakes-laden card Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia. The purse is $150,000.   Among the participants are 2017 Breeder's Crown winner Beckhams Z Tam. The 4-year-old son of Always A Virgin closed sharply in his seasonal debut against Invitational competition at Hoosier Park. Trai...
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Roberts & Foster combine for Rosecroft snowman

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Jonathan Roberts and Russell Foster combined for eight wins on the Sunday night card at Rosecroft Raceway.   Roberts picked up five wins on the night, the most impressive cam with trotter, Fashion Smile. The 7-year-old son of Broadway Hall, trained by his sister Megan, was parked the mile from post nine and simply would no be denied, eventually wearing down third-place finisher Sout...
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Marion Marauder wins in 2018 debut

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder ($6.40), the 2016 Trotting Triple Crown champion, made his 5-year-old debut a winning one in his $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   After floating from the outside post 7 and landing in fourth behind a hotly contested pace, Marion Marauder angled out to chase a brushing Crazy Wow (David Miller) en route to a :54.1 half...
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NYSS to host June 20 new owner seminar

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes will host a seminar for new and prospective Standardbred horse owners at the Harness Racing Museum on Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants are invited to gather at 9 a.m. for a tour of the Goshen Historic Track backstretch, paddock and stables before informational panel discussions led by industry veterans.   New owners will have the opportuni...
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Dee's Rocketman fires late for Pompano win

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Dee's Rocketman, catch-driven by Ed Hysell, came from dead last to take top honors in Pompano Park's featured Open Pace on Sunday night.   The 6-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, last in his classy quintet once the wings opened and things settled down, collared stablemate Sing For Me George, driven by Mickey McNichol, to stop the timer in 1:52.4 over a track labeled "fast," but dulled a...
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Alarm Detector by 15 in Mohawk qualifier

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
After making his sophomore debut in qualifying action one week ago, O'Brien Award winner Alarm Detector sharpened for his upcoming campaign with another impressive qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday.   With regular pilot Trevor Henry at the controls, the son of Chapter Seven chopped out all the fractions in his qualifying mile. After a :29.1 opener and a :59 half, Alarm Detector ...
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Bold Eagle, Propulsion lead 16 into Elitlopp

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Sixteen trotters will go behind the gate in the 2018 Elitlopp on Sunday, May 27, at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden. The trotters will race in a pair of eight-horse eliminations, with the top four in each advancing to the same-day decisive final.   Leading the names are Bold Eagle and Propulsion, respectively fourth and second to Timoko in the 2017 Elitlopp.   Bo...
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Trotting 4 Charity auction underway

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
The Trotting 4 Charity auction is underway. You can find the full schedule and jerseys that are available at trotting4charity.com.   Forty-nine jerseys will be auctioned off over the next few weeks. You can place your bid at anytime by commenting in the thread featuring that jersey. Don't worry, you can bid on as many jerseys as you'd like. Once you bid, please make sure you that yo...
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Classicality goes back-to-back-to-back

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Classicality rolled to his third straight win, scoring in a career-best 1:52.3, in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. During his streak, the 8-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding has been ahead at every call. The 3-5 favorite left from post six and needed nearly the entire first quarter to reach the front. He defeated his stablemate and half-brother, T...
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Posts drawn for Rooney, Lismore

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace and $111,444 Lismore. The 28th Rooney, one of Yonkers’ premier events for the sport’s glamour division, offers six 3-year-old colts and two geldings. The event, which began in 1989, a year after the death of Art Rooney Sr., goes as Saturday night’s sixth race. The open draw probably didn’t bother one eli...
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Blazing Bobby Sox blazes to victory

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Blazing Bobby Sox ($4.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a decisive winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.1 in the $15,000 Delaware Special. Owned by Art Stafford and Art Stafford Jr., the 7-year-old The Panderosa gelding left the gate in determined fashion from post six and cruised to the early lead where he would stay throughout in a front end romp over Little Ben and Machamillion N. It was the...
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Manchego cruises in 3YO debut in PASS

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Manchego took a successful first step into what could be a year to remember in 2018, making the lead in front of the stands and going on to a commanding victory without appearing to hit high gear, yet stopping the timer in 1:53, within a fifth of her mark, in her section of the $169,040 second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Yann...
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Ariana G scores at Big M in 2018 debut

on 05/20/2018 2:00 AM
Ariana G made her return to the races a winning one, scoring in the first of two divisions of the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The 2017 Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown champion was ready to go in her first start as a 4-year-old off a pair of solid qualifiers, marching up to the top just after the quarter, which went in :27....
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Rooney, Lismore elims lead Yonkers Saturday

on 05/20/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s foggy Saturday night (May 19th) featured eliminations for both the Art Rooney and Lismore Paces. With 10 3-year-old boys entering the Rooney and nine sophomore girls in the Lismore, it was three games of ‘musical chairs’ to determine next week’s finalists. Odds-on favorite Decoy (Dave Miller, $2.20) made short work of his four foes in the first, $40,000 eliminat...
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Harness Racing's Justify wins at Hoosier Park

on 05/20/2018 2:00 AM
  Imagine this—two horses, one a thoroughbred and one a Standardbred, both with the same name, both entered to race on the same day and both winning their respective contests. The odds of such are remarkable but that's 'just' what happened in the sport of horse racing on May 19. Justify, with jockey Mike Smith aboard, crossed the finish line in front to win the 143rdedition...
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David Miller wins three at Big M

on 05/19/2018 2:00 AM
David Miller had the hot hand Friday night at the Meadowlands, winning three times on the 10-race card. The Hall of Famer scored in the first race – a New Jersey Sire Stakes event for 3-year-old pacing fillies – with 3-5 public choice Hypnotic Tale (Hypnotic Blue Chip-Born Storyteller) in 1:53.1, which lowered her previous lifetime best by two-and-two-fifth seconds. Miller's second s...
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Kuepfer, Shepherd post 'Grand Slam' at Mohawk

on 05/19/2018 2:00 AM
The team of owner Carl Kuepfer and trainer Patrick Shepherd had a memorable Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The duo sent out four starters on the 12-race program and made four-trips to the winner's circle. Reinsman Doug McNair sat behind three of the winners, while Louis Philippe Roy had the other winning drive. Shepherd and Kuepfer started the evening off by sweeping the opening...
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Always A Prince remains undefeated at Hoosier

on 05/19/2018 2:00 AM
Always A Prince made his seventh consecutive trip to the winner’s circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 18 as he completed the Hal Dale Series sweep, winning the $18,000 final of the late closing event open to Indiana sired colts and geldings that are non-winners of $25,000 lifetime. Driven by Peter Wrenn, Always A Prince used his customary front-running tactics to score ...
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Six Pack ties Vernon track record in EBC elims

on 05/19/2018 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs ran eliminations for the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) for sophomore trotters on Friday night (May 18).Three divisions for 3-year-old fillies and two divisions for 3-year-old colts. The top three fillies in each elimination and the top four colts (and one fifth place finisher) will compete in the EBC Finals on Memorial day (May 28).Each class will race for an estimated $250,0...
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SBOANJ issues statement after meeting with Gural

on 05/19/2018 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) issued the following statement Saturday:  "Friday afternoon at the Meadowlands a number of SBOANJ representatives, including Bob Boni, Mike Gulotta, Yannick Gingras, Anthony Perretti and Al Ochsner, met with Jeff Gural to discuss a number of issues, including the recently approved sport’s betting leg...
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