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Helpisontheway, Hey Blondie win Tompkins

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Helpisontheway looked like a seat-filler in the Saturday night (July 21) feature at the Meadowlands, the $61,900 Arthur Tompkins Memorial for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot. The Linda Toscano trainee was sent to the gate at odds of 9-1 and was one of only two horses in the field of eight who are not eligible to the Hambletonian. He may not have looked like much on paper, but he sure ...
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Great Vintage paces to victory in Yonkers feature

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Veteran Great Vintage (Mark MacDonald, $6.60) had to work for the lead and that worked for him Saturday night (July 21), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Using his usual gate speed, Great Vintage—from post position No. 5—had an early impediment in Barimah A (Brent Holland). Forced wide around that one, Great Vintage then continued to the lead, taking over from Robbie ...
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McWicked paces :25 final quarter for another win

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked unleashed an incredible :25 final-quarter to capture Saturday’s (July 21) C$34,000 Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Casie Coleman trained 7-year-old was returning to the Campbellville oval fresh off a victory in last Saturday’s $471,100 Haughton Memorial at The Meadowlands and riding a three-race win streak, which included a score in the $500,000 Ben Franklin final at Pocono....
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The Bucket, Maximus score in Illinois stakes

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday evening (July 21) at Hawthorne saw a pair of divisions in leg two of the Incredible Finale. The Incredible Finale is for Illinois-bred 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers as the pair of races were contested over a fast track. Race three was the first division of the Incredible Finale as Meyer On Fire and The Bucket battled for off-time favoritism. Sent away as the favorite was The Bucke...
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Obrigado 1:53 winner at Tioga

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Obrigado (Rene Sejthen) looked in prime form beating the best trotters at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 21). Obrigado ($5.20) was bet as the second choice to Barn Bella (Claude Huckabone). Obrigado controlled all the fractions (:27.3, :56.3, 1:25, 1:53.3). He went to the lead and never gave it up even as he was pressured all the way down the backstretch and to the final turn by the betting favo...
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Illusioneesta, Collateral Beauty capture Gold

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs hosted both the Gold and Grassroots legs for the thee-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening and Illusioneesta took sole control of top spot in the Gold Series standings with her second straight victory in the provincial program. Starting from post 3 in the second $95,600 Gold division, Illusioneesta and driver Chris Christoforou, Jr. employed their usual come-from-behind ...
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Sunfire Blue Chip upsets in Great Northeast

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
A veteran pacer with career earnings of $1.3 M and a record of ability over off going at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono teamed with a driver making his first career start on a sloppy track to pull off a 12-1 upset, as Sunfire Blue Chip and driver Josert Fonseca skimmed the inside to take a 1:50.4 victory in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series for fast-class pacers on Saturday night. Sunfire ...
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Meadows honors Pastor Joe for his service

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) honored Pastor Joe DiDonato on Saturday for his 25 years’ service as track chaplain, presenting him with a plaque and a donation for his chapel. But an even bigger honor occurred when fans were invited to join Pastor Joe and his family in the winners’ circle. An estimated 100 people congregated to than...
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Southern Allie hits $1 million in earnings

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
In a scenario altogether typical of his distinguished but peripatetic career, Southern Allie soared over $1 million in career earnings Saturday at The Meadows — and was claimed from the race. The hard-knocking, 11-year-old Allie’s Western-Pershing Angele gelding finished second for Jim Pantaleano in an Optional $20,000 Claiming Pace to send his lifetime bankroll to $1,000,929. At 2 and 3, ...
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Homicide Hunter scores at Yonkers

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Odds-on Homicide Hunter (Brian Sears, $3.10) overcame the impost Sunday afternoon (July 22), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $54,800 Open Handicap Trot. The weekly trotting feature went as the late-morning opener, the first of four, 1-1/4 miles, bigger-field ‘French’ forays. Away sixth from his eight-ball incarceration in the field of 10, Homicide Hunter saw Madhatter Bluechip (Brent ...
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Guardian Angel As scores in 1:50.4 for record

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
After fading late from the pocket in the nine-furlong Hambletonian Maturity last week, ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson's Guardian Angel As ($5.60) broke his own track record for 4-year-old trotting stallions and soared to a 1:50.4 mile in a $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (July 22) at Harrah's Philadelphia.   With regular driver Tim Tetrick at the lines for train...
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Jim Meittinis drives 2,000th winner

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Meittinis captured his 2,000th career victory with Rebellious in the Open Pace ($11,000) at Tioga Downs on Sunday (July 22). Bettorsluckystreak (Jim Taggart Jr.) took them to the first quarter in :27.4. Rebellious ($2.90) went first-over from third as they went by the stands for the first time. Owned by Joel Warner and trainer Mike Deters, he controlled the rest of the fractions (:56...
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Mario Lachance dies at 57

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
There was a notable difference in the race paddock and the grandstand at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday (July 22) as many horsemen and women and race fans were mourning the loss of popular harness racing driver and trainer, Mario Lachance. Lachance, 57, of Mirabel, died tragically on Saturday. His horse in the first race at H3R, DGs Frozen, was scratched. His son, Jonathan, courageously drove on this...
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Kendall Seelster upsets Shower Play in Ont. Gold

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly Kendall Seelster paced into the Ontario Sires Stakes history books at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening, laying down a record setting 1:49.4 mile to win her $94,800 Gold Series division. The mile took two-fifths of a second off the 1:50.1 clocked by former Ontario Sires Stakes star Michelles Power over the Campbellville oval in 2007 and was just the latest in a series ...
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All Charged Up captures Saratoga feature

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
With the Fillies and Mares Open set to be contested on Saturday night this week, a $9,500 conditional race for the ladies served as the Friday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. John MacDonald trainee All Charged Up (Ponder) made her return to the Spa where she competed twice in the Open in June. Though she didn’t have much success in her two local starts, All Charged Up is enjoying a big seas...
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Lazarus N trains in 1:51 at Meadowlands

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies, sponsored by Fashion Farms, was conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack under ideal conditions, no wind and temperatures of 72 degrees. Pacing colts opened the card today and Goldberg rode the Team Teague bus up from Harrington this morning then went a sensational mile in 1:51.3 for catch driver Dewayne Minor. He went right to the front, set fast fractio...
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Field set for $50,000 Dan Patch at Running Aces

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
The post positions have been drawn and the field of ten is set for battle in the 2018 Dan Patch FFA Pace final this Sunday (July 22) at Running Aces. The $50,000 race will be the richest Standardbred event to date in Minnesota, with the total purse for the series hitting $95,000 this year. This season’s Dan Patch FFA has drawn horses from as far away as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, and the...
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Hitman Hill, American History win Adios elims

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Hitman Hill and American History each scored in Saturday’s (June 21) eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows and will lead the field into next Saturday’s $400,000 final. Also making the nine-horse final field are Done Well, Wes Delight, Summer Travel, Dorsoduro Hanover, Thinkgbig Dreambig, and Babes Dig Me as well as GD Western Joe, who earned a berth as ...
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Filly Atlanta taking on colts in Hambletonian

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Superstar trotting filly Atlanta will attempt to make history by tackling the boys and competing in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday, August 4 at The Meadowlands. Trainer Rick Zeron made the official announcement on Saturday evening (July 21) regarding his decision to race three-year-old filly Atlanta against the boys rather than against fillies in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. A daug...
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Semi Tough's 1:51.1 fastest in PASS 2YOCP

on 07/21/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Adios eliminations card at The Meadows also featured 66 freshman colt and gelding pacers vying for total purses of $312,112 — and to demonstrate they have what it takes to be champions. Indeed, several of them showed just that. Here are the highlights of the two stakes for 2-year-olds. In the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, De Los Cielos Deo extended his career unbeaten streak to...
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