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Big Ohio Sires Stakes night Friday at Scioto

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Nine $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions, featuring 78 diagonally-gaited freshmen, are set to be contested Friday (July 20) at Scioto Downs. Going postward in the second round of the four-leg series are 42 colts and geldings in five OSS divisions, with 36 fillies battling in four. For foals to be eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes program, a stallion must be registered with the Ohio State Racing...
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Mondillo has Rodeo Romeo in Gerrity Memorial

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Bob Mondillo had no idea where to set his expectations when he began buying horses two decades ago, but chances are that wherever he set them he would be pleased with the results. Mondillo has enjoyed a number of successes, most notably with retired millionaire Nob Hill High and continuing with stakes contenders including Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace-bound Rodeo Romeo. Mondillo, an investment...
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Quid Pro Quo wires field in Saratoga feature

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Quid Pro Quo went coast to coast in Thursday’s (July 19) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Kim Myers, who manages a small stable, has had a terrific season in 2018 thus far. On Thursday, her Quid Pro Quo drew the rail in the $7,250 feature for fillies and mares on what was the final matinee card at the Spa until the second week of September. The four-year-old Yankee Cruiser mare wound...
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Atlanta wins NYSS in 1:53.4 at Vernon

on 07/19/2018 2:00 AM
Atlanta (Scott Zeron) won the second of two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday (July 19). Repentance (Jim Morrill Jr.) was first to the quarter in 27. Atlanta ($2.10), who is trained by Rick Zeron, stormed to the front just after the quarter and controlled the race the rest of the way (:57, 1:26.4, 1:53.4).  Her win in th...
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Track record set in Ohio SS at Northfield

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
Cooler temperatures and a lovely summer atmosphere at Northfield Park set the stage for a trio of $40,000 Leg two Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies. A total of 23 laterally-gaited distaffs lined up behind the Cleveland starting gate at the Home of the Flying Turns. Rylee Roo, a Pet Rock lass, set a new track record of 1:53.3 in the first OSS division, taking a tick off the previous ...
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French trotter Ursis Des Caillons a nice surprise

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
When the draw to randomly allocate the 22 trotters of the SOA of NY's French American Trotting Club to their new connections was complete, trainer Jenn Bongiorno was excited to begin researching her new prospect, Ursis Des Caillons. When she viewed the gelding's profile and saw he is already 10 years old and appeared small on replays, she didn't know what to expect.   "I started looking h...
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Saratoga finalizing Ellis Park, Ocean deals

on 07/18/2018 2:00 AM
At a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved transferring Ellis Park's license to the Saratoga Casino & Hospitality Group. According to reports, Saratoga Casino is seeking to buy 100 percent of the Henderson, Ky. track, and a deal is expected to be completed in the next few days. Ron Geary has owned Ellis since 2006, when ...
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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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