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A Cushing exacta in Plainridge feature

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Cushing has been busy filling his barn with New Zealand bred horses this year and is taking no prisoners when they hit the track. On Monday afternoon Cushing and his ownership partner Kevin Sywyk started two of their Heidi Gibbs-trained bearcats in the $14,000 winners-over feature pace at Plainridge Park and came away finishing first and second while taking two opposite routes to the wi...
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Ohio horseman James "Bill" Dailey dies

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
James W. "Bill" Dailey, 57, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died Sunday, May 20, at home.   As a driver, Mr.Dailey sat behind 18,470 horses (latest in 2017) since 1978, winning 2,301 times with $10,231,234 in purse earnings. As a trainer, he sent 8,143 horses to the track with 1,287 wins with $12,348,085 in purse earnings.   A memorial gathering will be held from 5-8 p.m. on...
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Gutnick has high hopes for 2YO Hatikvah

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Like many horse owners, Richard Gutnick heads into this season with hope for his 2 year olds, but in Gutnick's case it is quite literal. Among his horses generating optimism is homebred trotter Hatikvah, which is Hebrew for "the hope" and is the title of the poem-turned-song that became Israel's national anthem.   "I always liked the sound of it," Gutnick said of the name. "It is th...
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Farrier, horseman Henry MacMullin dies

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
William Henry MacMullin, a retired resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, NY, and a longtime resident of Ulster County passed away on March 24 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, at the age of 87. "Henry" was a longtime resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms during the late 1970's, 80's and 90's and was responsible for the care of ...
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Canadian Hall of Famer JCs Nathalie euthanized

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced the passing of 2015 Standardbred mare inductee JCs Nathalie at the age of 30. Her owner, John Lamers, said "She had a lot of issues from her knees down. She would experience a lot of swelling, especially in her ankles, and the issues weren’t getting any better. She was also having a tough time eating. She was experiencing quite a bit of...
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Fashion Showdown wires field at Harrington

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($4.60, Tony Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner Tuesday in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. It was a dominating performance for the 8-year-old Village Jolt mare, who is trained by her owner. She never had an anxious moment in the decisive win over late closing Sayulita who was second, and third-place finisher Empress Deo. It was her...
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Graceful Vision, Rosemary Rose dead heat

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Graceful Vision was dismissed at 15-1 and Rosemary Rose at 12-1, so few expected either one of them to win Tuesday’s (May 22) $18,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Yet they both did, dead-heating for win with matching furious rallies. Graceful Vision and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. got the jump, moving behind the live cover of Medusa, while Rosemary Rose and Mike Wilder foll...
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Angel Or Terror scores in 1:53.1 in mare feature

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
A full field of nine of the best pacing mares on the grounds lined up for the $16,000 Winners-Over distaff pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (May 22) and after a thrilling stretch drive, Angel Or Terror proved she was the best of the bunch. Driver Eddie Davis Jr. took Angel Or Terror off the gate and settled in fourth as Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) made a decisive bol...
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Art Dancer 2-for-2 in PA Stallion Series

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Art Dancer, pushing his winning streak to five and handled by the red-hot Brett Miller, became the only two-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series winner in the three-year-old pacing colt ranks, spurting up the Pocono Pike to take his $20,000 division of the Stallion Series in 1:53.1 Sunday at the mountain oval.   An altered son of A Rocknroll Dance trained by Mark Harder, who co-owns hi...
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Filibuster Hanover wins 40th Confederation Cup

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Favorite Filibuster Hanover held off his rivals to win the 40th edition of the $142,350 Confederation Cup on Sunday night (May 20) at Flamboro Downs. Driven by Yannick Gingras, the favored Ron Burke trainee Filibuster Hanover kept stablemate Eddard Hanover (Louis-Phillipe Roy) at bay then held off fellow elimination winner Western Joe (Doug McNair) at the wire in 1:51.4, but a pair of judge...
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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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