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Saratoga ready for Saturday's Gerrity program

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
On Saturday, Saratoga Casino Hotel will welcome some of the country's top harness racing talent for the 10th edition of their biggest race, the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace. This year's memorial pace features a $260,000 purse, with more than $500,000 in total purses throughout the evening.   The Saturday card will also feature an exclusive wager in conjunction with Saratoga Race Course. ...
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Barn Girl dominant in Meadows F&M Trot

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
  Parked past the quarter in 27.2, Barn Girl still was so dominant that she drew off late and notched her fourth win in the last five starts in Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Ready Any Time, who vanquished Barn Girl last week, zipped to the front from post 5, intent on stretching Barn Girl out. But when Aaron Merriman asked the 6-year-old ...
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PASS, Stallion Series highlight Harrah's card

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies were out in forceWednesdayafternoon (July 18) at Harrah’s Philadelphia as the track hosted second-round action in both the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (five divisions) and Pennsylvania Stallion Series (six divisions). Sonnet Grace now has three stakes wins in as many career starts, including two Sire Stakes triumphs (the only filly to accomplish that feat), afte...
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Melodies Major sets record In NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
Melodies Major has been nothing but spectacular thus far in his brief career and he continued to sparkle on Wednesday night (July 18) at Buffalo Raceway by toppling the 2-year-old pacing colt record with a 1:54.2 victory over Jack Nation in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for the freshman pacers. Cruising to an easy 3-3/4 length win in his $53,500 division, Melodies Major ($2.10) crushed the ol...
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Future Life rallies to score at Pocono

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Future Life swept from sixth just past the three-quarters and steadily circled four-wide to catch Unbeamlieveable by a half-length in the $14,000 distaff pacing feature on Monday night (July 16) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Unbeamlieveable, the 9-5 favorite and winner of four of her last five races, was parked well past a hot :26.4 quarter by LK’s Nancy Lee. After LK's Nancy Lee ce...
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Authentic Hanover's 1:53.4 leads OSS at Nfld

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s Ohio Sires Stakes 2-year-old pacing colt division is shaping up to be one of the most exciting, with Leg One victors visiting the winner’s circle in four, $40,000 Leg Two divisions on July 16 at Northfield Park. Rose Run Ulysses, a striking chestnut son by Western Vintage captured the first OSS division as the 4-5 favorite in 1:54.4 with Danny Noble at the controls, besting...
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Well-bred yearlings capture Ontario Sires Stakes

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Gray skies parted to reveal a double rainbow and Ontario Sires Stakes hopefuls evolved into Gold Series winners as the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their provincial debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening. Capturing the first $52,200 Gold Series division was Lifetime Royalty and driver Doug McNair, who eased away from post 7 and used a late sprint to propel them to a on...
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Buffalo 2YO records in jeopardy in NYSS

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has seen 10 track records either tied or broken during the 2018 season and when the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers step onto the racing surface Wednesday night in a pair of $53,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes, a pair of long-standing marks could be in serious jeopardy.   The oldest record currently listed is for 2-year-old geldings of 1:56.3 established ...
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MDSS 3YOs wrap it up at Ocean Downs

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
The $67,000 Maryland Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters went to post as Race 3 with a large crowd in attendance on Monday at Ocean Downs.   Crystals Pistol (Cam's Rocket), with Russell Foster in the bike, took control from the gate, repelling a challenge early on by Diamonds Credit (Charlie De Vie), while the favorite Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) had to contend with a lot...
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Sixteen in Adios; two eliminations on Saturday

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Hempt winner Springsteen, North America Cup runner-up Done Well and Meadowlands Pace runner-up Dorsuduro Hanover lead a field of 16 into the 52nd edition of the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   Eliminations are set for Saturday, first post 1:05 p.m., while the final headlines a blockbuster Saturday, July 28 card that also features five o...
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Post Time TV show celebrates 20th

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
The television show Post Time is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Post Time focuses on the harness racing industry at Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs and Ocean Downs. Since 1998 Post Time has consistently aired a half-hour show every week, resulting in over 1,000 shows and counting. Post Time showcases a variety of content from fun interviews to behind-the-scenes action to harness ...
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Vernon TR holder Atlanta returns for NYSS

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night. Racing in the second $61,300 NYSS division is Atlanta, the track record holder for all trotters at the Miracle Mile.   Atlanta (Scott Zeron) is installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. The last time the 3-year-old filly by Chapter Seven took t...
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Prospect Hill fastest in PASS 2CT divisions

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
Prospect Hill captured his second straight stakes with a persuasive 1:56.3 score, fastest in Tuesday’s $184,588 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. The event for freshman trotting colts and geldings, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with White Tiger, Demon Onthe Hill and Mass Fortune K taking the other splits. A $130,000 yearling acquisition for Stroy ...
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Sweeeet! Sweet Lous sweep PA All-Stars

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke stable sent out seven of the 25 two-year-old pacing fillies contesting four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars contest over a sloppy track on Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including all four morning-line favorites. The Burke Brigade and sire Sweet Lou effected a sweep – but the last event didn’t go exactly to script as $45.80 winner Louphoria, not 2-5 ...
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Apple Bottom Jeans on top at Plainridge

on 07/17/2018 2:00 AM
It’s hard enough to beat a field of the best distaff pacers on the grounds. But when you add in a 50-minute weather delay immediately before the race, an off track and a first-over journey, it gets that much more difficult. But Apple Bottom Jeans was up to the task as she beat all the odds to win the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon....
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Sweet Lou, "Captain" sire 3 PA Stallion winners

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday featured six $20,000 sections of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 2-year-old pacing colts, and in the end two hot stallions came away with honors even, as Captaintreacherous and Sweet Lou each fathered three of the winners.   Fastest of the sextet of winners was the first on the racetrack, Latissimus Hanover (dam Ladyking), wh...
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Team Miller duo tops Tuesday's PASS 2CTs

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Twenty-eight freshman colt and gelding trotters will face a major test in Tuesday's $184,588 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. While most of the youngsters are impeccably bred and well connected, two from trainer Julie Miller's stable—Prospect Hill and Klutzy—appear particularly promising.   The stake, known as the Hickory Pride, spans races 1-4, with Andy Miller driving ...
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SBOANJ issues statement on sports betting

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Ford, the president of the SBOA of NJ, has issued the following statement in response to the Daily Racing Form article regarding the Saturday opening of sports betting at the Meadowlands.   "We have had ongoing dialogue with Jeff and the Meadowlands. In one of our more recent meetings, it was clearly understood, and stated by Jeff, that the horsemen would participate in sports ...
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Caesars completes purchase of Centaur Gaming

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Caesars Entertainment Corporation Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Centaur Holdings LLC for $1.7 billion in cash, $1.625 billion of which was due at closing and $75 million of which is deferred consideration. The transaction adds Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Ind., and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., to the Caesars Entertainment portfoli...
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Purpose Blue Chip's 1:57 fastest in NYSS 3YOCT

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Going down the road as fast and far as you can go seemed to be the tactic of the day in Monday afternoon's (July 16) New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Monticello Raceway. Many of the afternoon's participants tried to follow that pattern; some were successful while others were not. In the first $38,500 Sire Stakes division (race one), the short five-horse fie...
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