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Track record set by Ohio Sires Stakes victress

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Friday the 13thproved to be lucky for Looking For Zelda as she romped to a near six-length triumph in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on a perfect summer evening at Scioto Downs, timed in a new track record clocking of 1:54.1. Conditioned by The Meadows-based Norm Parker for breeder-owner Robert Key of Leechburg, PA, the leggy sophomore daught...
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Meadowlands hosts NJSS 2-year-old finals

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands hosted the New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 2-year-olds on Friday (July 14) night. The pacers competed for a $75,000 prize while the trotters fought for the $125,000 purse. Hurrikane Emperor son of Hurrikane Kingcole swept the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in the final to remain unbeaten in three pari-mutuel starts. The John McDermott Jr. trainee left from post position ...
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Hannelore Hanover, Broadway Donna win Miss Versatility

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover and Broadway Donna each won a $30,000 division of the Miss Versatility Series for older female trotters Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with Hannelore's 1:50.2 score coming up just one-fifth of a second off the year's fastest trotting mile. Hannelore Hanover, the defending Horse of the Year, was sent off at 1-9 and led from start to finish for driver Yannick Gingras. Ic...
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Kissin In The Sand dominates Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Kissin In The Sand powered to a 3-length victory over archrival Youaremycandygirl in the $191,800 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The top two tangled last month in the Lynch final at Pocono Downs with Kissin In The Sand relentlessly tracking down the pacesetting Youaremycandygirl to prevail by a neck in an epic effort. The finish wasn't near...
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Tioga cancels Saturday card after five races

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs cancelled the Saturday (July 14) race card after five races due to inclement weather. Driver Jim Meittinis and trainer Mike Deters combined for two wins on the evening. Their first win was with Doo Wop Hanover ($2.50), he charged late to win in 1:54.2. The 7-year-old gelding by Rocknroll Hanover is owned by Peter Blood and Rick Berks. It was his fourth win of 2018 and it wa...
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Six Pack, Wolfgang win Dancer splits

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Six Pack and Wolfgang won Saturday's $181,000 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands, stamping themselves as top contenders for the $1.2 million Hambletonian on Aug. 4. Six Pack, the No. 2-ranked horse in Meadowlands' announcer/analyst Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian, won his division in a world-record 1:50. The time eclipsed the previo...
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Ariana G dominant in Hambo Maturity

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Ariana G, the 1-5 favorite driven by Yannick Gingras, led wire-to-wire before drawing clear late to a 2¾-length victory in the 27th edition of the $405,850 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Ariana G completed the 1 1/8-mile distance in 2:05 and cruised to her third win in five starts this season, posting her 24thvictory in 31 career starts. ...
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PA Sire Stakes 2YOCP held at Pocono

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
The first four of five divisions of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono were conducted in lovely weather, with a slight stretch headbreeze, but there was a 180-degree shift in the direction and intensity of the wind, and the addition of rain from the heavens, when the "featured division" of the Sires, containi...
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Swandre The Giant sweeps ISS at Hoosier

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
After an impressive victory in his elimination last week, Swandre The Giant continued his winning ways in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 14. With Brandon Bates in the bike, Swandre The Giant was able to overcome outside post nine to stop the timer in 1:55...
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Egomania dominates in Indiana final for 2YOCP

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
Egomania turned in a dominant performance to deliver as the heavy favorite and took home top honors in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, on Thursday, July 12 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:51.4 with John DeLong in the bike, Egomania recorded his second consecutive win at Hoosier Park and made ...
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Caviart Rockland's 1:52 fastest in Ontario Gold

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
Thursday night marked the Ontario Sires Stakes debut of the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, and fans at Woodbine Mohawk Park witnessed three dominant performances by the Gold division winners. Stag Party set the bar high in the first $68,000 division, powering out from Post 10 to take the lead before the :27 opening quarter. Driver Doug McNair allowed Sunshines Finest to circle around S...
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Howd Ya Like That takes Saratoga feature

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
Howd Ya Like That (Howd That Feel) survived pressure from the top two favorites in her co-featured $9,000 race for New York-sired trotters on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Brian Cross piloted the 4-year-old mare who drew the rail for Thursday’s tilt that saw her go off at odds of 4-1. The race’s favorite, Missus Mia Wallace (Wally Hennessey), sat the pocket throughou...
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Muscles Jared, Campbell star at Plainridge

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
There were two stars at Plainridge Park on Thursday; one was in front of the race bike and one was sitting in it.   Massachusetts-bred Muscles Jared made a visit home from his New York base at Vernon Downs and impressed the locals by winning the $14,000 winners-over trotting feature. And sharing the spotlight was reinsman Drew Campbell who drove five winners during the 10-race card. &nbs...
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Johansson-trained Dance Blue fastest in NYSS

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs featured three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday. Each division carried a purse of $39,900. Dance Blue ($17.60, Josert Fonseca) sprung an upset in the third and final division after stalking from off the pace, and her 1:51.2 mile was the fastest Sires Stakes win of the night. Apothic (Mark MacDonald) led the group...
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American Winner passes at age 28

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
American Winner, the 1993 Hambletonian champion and one of the breed's most influential sires through his son Credit Winner and Muscle Hill, a son of his daughter Yankee Blondie, died Friday morning (July 13) at age 28 at owner Robert Key's Winning Key Farm in Pennsylvania. American Winner was bred by Key and John Glesmann and the two campaigned the son of Super Bowl and their mare BJ...
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Roy looks for first Pace win in first try

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
If Louis-Philippe Roy gets goose bumps at the finish of Saturday's Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, it will not be the first time he experiences that sensation as a result of the race. This time, though, it would occur from an entirely different seat and, presumably, for an entirely different reason.   The 28-year-old Roy will drive for the first time in a Meadowlands Pace final on Saturd...
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Newborn Sassy wins Yonkers F&M Pace

on 07/13/2018 2:00 AM
Odds-on Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $3.80) was rebuffed early and rallied late Friday night (July 13th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s non-superstitious $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Alertly away from post position No. 4, Newborn Sassy sat an early pocket behind Medusa (Dan Dube). The fave tried to move past, but Medusa wasn’t up for such largesse. That one laid down the leg...
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Ron Pierce selected for Jug Wall of Fame

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Four-time Little Brown Jug champion driver, Ron Pierce, has been selected as the 34th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair. Pierce, 62, scored back-to-back Jug wins in 1998 and 1999 with Shady Character and the Triple Crown winning Blissfull Hall. He returned to the Jug winner's circle in 2004 with Timesareachanging and in 2009 with Well Said. The native of Califo...
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Winbak Farm to host Drysdale retirement party

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
After dedicating their entire adult lives to the sport of harness racing, Larry and Jackie Drysdale of Winbak Canada, are moving on to the next stage of their Iives together.   "I started working at Armstrong's in 1970," Larry told TROT Magazine, "but when we took the yearlings to sell in Harrisburg that fall I took a job with Joe O'Brien and I headed to California from there. ...
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Tellitsassymae wins ISS final in 1:51.1

on 07/12/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Tellitsassymae and Sam Widger stole the show after they recorded the fastest mile of the season for 2-year-old pacers, regardless of gender or track size, with a 1:51.1 triumph in the featured event of the evening. In gate-...
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