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Big PASS for 3YO males this weekend at Pocono

on 05/25/2018 2:00 AM
The racing action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be brimming over with quality stakes events throughout the Memorial Day weekend, with 3-year-old trotting colts racing in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Saturday and the Stallion Series on Sunday, and 3-year-old pacing colts contesting the first Pennsylvania All-Stars event of the year on Monday. Saturday’s Sire Stakes contains two of...
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Bettorhaveanother equals her 1:50.3 mark

on 05/25/2018 2:00 AM
Bettorhaveanother worked her way to the top fairly easily for driver Marcus Miller, rated the half, then sprinted home in :54.2 to equal her mark of 1:50.3 – taken in almost identical fashion two weeks before --  in winning the $18,000 featured pace for distaffs during a Friday night card at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Two weeks ago, Princess Fabulosa was favored over Bettorhaveanother...
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Racing round-up from Saratoga, Tioga, Vernon

on 05/25/2018 2:00 AM
Lovineveryminute (Western Paradise) took her second crack of the season at the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Friday night. The Rene Allard trainee tried going wire-to-wire in her first start in the $14,500 feature for distaffers earlier in the month but faded late in the mile to a sixth-place defeat. On Friday night, Lovineveryminute blasted off the car early and yielded to...
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Tequila Monday tops Newborn Sassy at Yonkers

on 05/25/2018 2:00 AM
Tequila Monday (Brian Sears, $12.20), last season’s Lismore Pace victress, found some near-anniversary symmetry Friday night (May 25), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried from post position 6, Tequila Monday saw a trio of leavers in the presence of Call Me Queen Be (Eric Goodell), Lady Shadow (Jason Bartlett) and 1-2 choice Newborn Sassy (Jordan St...
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Dr. J's Kiss posts 11-1 upset at Philly

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
Dr. J's Kiss, knocking on the door with seconds in her last two starts, sprung an 11-1 upset in the $17,000 featured pace for mares Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, stopping the timer in 1:52.3. David Miller locked to have the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere in good position, second-over behind favored Obvious Blue Chip, but by mid-backstretch it was apparent that the chalk would no...
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Rawlings drives 1,000th career winner

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
Dan Rawlings collected career win 1,000 Wednesday at The Meadows when he piloted Moshannon Magic to victory in the sixth race.   Rawlings, 36, a native of Lewiston, Maine, was a fan of harness racing long before he made it his occupation. He visited many racetracks with his father and a neighbor, Nick Dube. When Dube got into the business — he now works for The Meadows-based train...
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Macombers hit road with Beckhams Z Tam

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
After spending the better part of the past four years at home in Indiana, returning Breeders Crown champion Beckhams Z Tam is ready to step out for what trainer Jamie Macomber hopes is the first of numerous road trips this season. Beckhams Z Tam will leave Indiana for only the second time in his life when he visits Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday for the $150,000 Commodore Barry Invitationa...
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June 1 entry deadline for Goshen Yearling Sale

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
The 2018 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY and an important deadline concerning this year's event is looming. Anyone wishing to consign yearlings will have to hurry as all entries for the sale will have to be made by Friday, June 1. For the past three years, the Goshen Yearling Sale has offered high quality stock from top b...
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Big Memorial Day weekend on tap at Meadowlands

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of threes is not normally a strong hand, unless it's referring to this weekend's racing at the Meadowlands, where a trio of New Jersey Sires Stakes events top the Friday racing program while three series finals highlight the Saturday evening card.   Friday's action sees Samis Rolin Stone listed as the even-money morning-line choice in the 3-year-old NJSS filly trot for driver DeWay...
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Bluegrass Downs cancels Saturday card

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
Due to a lack of entries, the Saturday (May 26) card at Bluegrass Downs has been canceled. Horsemen are encouraged to re-enter their horses for the Sunday (May 27) card which will be drawn Friday (May 25). For details about any added races contact the race office between 9-10 a.m. Friday.
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Elitlopp, Philly Invites in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
Memorial Day weekend is a big one for racing and on Sunday the light will shine first on the famed Elitlopp in Sweden and then on Philadelphia for a trio of $150,000 Invitationals. The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has the full story about this year's trotting classic at the Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm as well as a look at the three big races at Harrah's Philadelphia. Drivers Y...
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Paul Kelley scores hat trick at Saratoga

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Paul Kelley unveiled a trio of young filly trotters on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The top flight conditioner focuses mainly on young horses and thus hadn’t had any of his trainees compete at the Spa thus far this season before Thursday’s matinee card. Kelley’s Byway (Muscle Mass) got his day started with a victory when the 3-year-old filly went coast-to-coast in...
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Celebrity Ruth stars at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
The only mare in the field, the 4-year-old Archangel distaff Celebrity Ruth, showed her heels to the field in the $18,000 feature on "Trottin’ Thursday" at Harrah’s Philadelphia, taking a new lifetime best of 1:53.3. David Miller sent Celebrity Ruth charging after the lead first-over down the backstretch, and the mare responded with a :26.4 individual back split to clear before the three-qu...
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Killer Martini looks for Camluck Classic win

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
When the inaugural Camluck Classic takes place on Saturday at The Raceway at Western Fair District, it would only be fitting to have a son of the late sire included in the stellar field of eight. Killer Martini, a 6-year-old son of the Hall of Famer Camluck, will line up from post three in the inaugural event for owner/trainer Ricky Bucci. Killer Martini is no stranger to The Raceway having be...
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Seven lifetime marks set Thursday at Plainridge

on 05/24/2018 2:00 AM
Thursday afternoon in the Commonwealth means an all-trot card at Plainridge Park and May 24 was no exception. Highlighted by two late-closer series, favorable weather and a lightning fast track, seven lifetime marks along with two seasonal best efforts were registered during the 10-race program.  Two $10,000 second division legs of the Ralph Waldo Emerson late closer series for non-winners...
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Bella Glos cruises in 1:54.2 in PA Stallion leg

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter has another 3-year-old trotting filly worth watching, Bella Glos (pictured). On Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Bella Glos, a daughter of Cantab Hall, turned in a new mark of 1:54.2 in her seasonal bow in one of six $20,000 divisions of the second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for her division. Takter tucked early, then made the...
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Tritton gears up for Camluck Classic

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
When the field of eight line up for the inaugural Camluck Classic this Saturday at The Raceway at Western Fair District, trainer Peter Tritton is hoping a new tradition kicks off right where it ended.   His star-studded pacer Bit Of A Legend N captured the final edition of the Molson Pace last season before the signature event was renamed the Camluck Classic.   Tritt...
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Alexa's Power aims to kick home Lismore winner

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
Drawing post six at Yonkers Raceway may not qualify as relief in many instances, but trainer Jim Campbell was at least a bit thankful to see Alexa's Power receive that starting spot for Saturday's $111,444 Lismore Pace final.   "At least she didn't draw the eight hole again," Campbell said with a laugh. "She moved in a couple spots."   Alexa's Power has made two previous ...
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Down Under star Dexter Dunn coming to NA

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada reported Wednesday that Down Under driving sensation Dexter Dunn has announced that he will be taking his skills to North America in hopes to compete against the best reinsmen the continent has to offer.   The 2015 World Driving Champion made the announcement on Wednesday's of The Box Seat show Down Under. He indicated that it will be a short-term move for the time bei...
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Ross hired as USTA social media manager

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
Wendy Ross has joined the U.S. Trotting Association's (USTA) Communications Department as social media and public relations coordinator and Jason Turner has been promoted to assistant editor of Hoof Beas and digital brand strategist for the USTA. In addition, James Witherite has been hired as a freelance editor for the newsroom on the USTA's website, http://www.ustrotting.com/. "We are...
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