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3YO trotters in KYSS action; Luna drives first winner

on 08/18/2020 8:56 PM
Kentucky Sires Stakes action continued Tuesday at The Red Mile, this time for 3-year-old trotters.   The first $40,000 division for the filly trotters saw Tuscany overtake favorite Panem in the stretch and draw off to win by four lengths in 1:51. Geroge Brennan steered the filly by Muscle Hill-Shes Gone Again to a new lifetime mark. She is owned by Joseph Davino, B...
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2CP American Courage stays undefeated

on 08/18/2020 8:54 PM
American Courage remained undefeated in his young career scoring in 1:54.2 in New York Sire Stakes action at Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night.   American Courage is now a perfect 7 for 7 with four consecutive wins in New York Sire Stakes action for two-year-old pacing colts, taking the $70,300 second race division. Driver Matt Kakaley moved to the lead approaching the first quarter and held sw...
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Touchamatic takes Meadows feature

on 08/18/2020 8:09 PM
Touchamatic moved powerfully first over and rolled on to a convincing win in Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Touchamatic was away third, and when Aaron Merriman tipped her off the cones, she gobbled up the leader, Amelia's Courage A, and scored in 1:51.3. Always Giggling rallied from last for second, 1/2 length back, while ...
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Hashtagmadeyalook wins at Pocono

on 08/18/2020 8:05 PM
The Chapter Seven gelding Hashtagmadeyalook, coming to Pocono showing strong Meadowlands form, was bet down to 1-9 favoritism in the $12,800 claiming handicap trot Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, won easily in 1:53.2 – and then was taken for the $25,000 claiming tag.   Pocono’s leading driver George Napolitano Jr., who had four winners on the card, sent Has...
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Elims drawn for NA Cup, Fan Hanover

on 08/18/2020 8:03 PM
The field for the 37th Pepsi North America Cup will be determined by two $50,000 eliminations this Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    A total of 15 three-year-old pacers were entered in Canada’s most prestigious harness race, forcing two eliminations with the top-five finishers in each advancing to the $1 million final.    The first $50,000 elim...
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Come Get The Cash scores at Saratoga

on 08/18/2020 7:59 PM
Come Get The Cash (Western Terror) has enjoyed plenty of success in her limited time competing at Saratoga Casino Hotel over the last few seasons. As a four year old in 2019, Come Get The Cash hit the board in twelve consecutive starts after making her local debut last summer.   Trained at the time by John Macdonald, Come Get The Cash prevailed in her first try in the local Open in &rsq...
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Party Girl Hill to scratch from PASS to race in Fan Hanover elims

on 08/18/2020 4:25 PM
Party Girl Hill has given owner Tom Hill reason to celebrate. Unraced at age 2 because of a stress fracture, the 3-year-old female pacer is 6-for-6 in 2020. Party Girl Hill was scheduled to race in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division on Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but she will be scratched by trainer Chris Ryder as she will instead race on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park in ...
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Ont. Select Yearling Sale has website

on 08/18/2020 3:53 PM
The Ontario Select Yearling Sale has announced that its brand-new website, www.ontarioselectyearling.com, has been launched.   The sale will be held on Oct. 17 at Winbak Farm of Ontario in Inglewood, Ont. The sale will be a one-day sale starting at 10:30 a.m. This time was chosen to allow attendees to travel to Woodbine-Mohawk for the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Finals that will...
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Lex yearling sale begins Monday, Oct. 5

on 08/18/2020 2:36 PM
Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co. announced today that its annual selected yearling sale, originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 6, will now start on Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 9.   The yearling sale will be followed by the company’s mixed sale, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10.   All sale sessions get underway at 7 p.m. at Fasig-Tipton&rs...
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No spectators, invitation only for NA Cup Night

on 08/18/2020 2:18 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced the upcoming 37th Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night, Aug. 29 at Mohawk Park will not be open to the general public.   This year’s event will be invitation only to a very limited number of guests in order to comply with the current capacity limits imposed by the province of Ontario due to covid-19.     ...
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Elims needed for NA Cup; Gingras to drive Tall Dark Stranger

on 08/18/2020 11:29 AM
Fifteen horses have been entered for this year’s Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park, which was delayed from June due to the covid-19 pandemic. Two eliminations will be held this Saturday night at Mohawk, with the top-five finishers in each advancing to the $1 million final on Saturday night, Aug. 29.   Included among the entrants is Meadowlands Pace champ Tall Dark ...
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Allerage Farms of PA open to visitors this weekend

on 08/18/2020 11:05 AM
Allerage Farms of Pennsylvania is accepting visitors to inspect their yearlings this weekend--by appointment only--before noon on Saturday, Aug. 22 and any time on Sunday, Aug. 23.    If you are unable to attend this weekend, inspections may be scheduled at more convenient times over the next few weeks.   Call or text farm manager Ashleigh Bennett at (607) 329-042...
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Hambo champ vs. Hambo Oaks champ in Zweig filly

on 08/18/2020 11:00 AM
The 2020 version of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial, a Grand Circuit stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies and colts has drawn a single division of each (races 10 & 11) to be raced on Friday afternoon at Vernon Downs.   In what is clearly a case of quality making up for what the 2020 Zweig does not possess in quantity the cream of this year's sophomore square-gaited ...
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Paternity Suit A's 1:50 Plainridge win a new lifetime mark

on 08/18/2020 8:44 AM
Despite starting from post eight, Paternity Suit A turned a run in the breeze into a career victory in the $12,000 winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.    Off the gate, Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) out-hustled Major Leaguer (Kevin Switzer Jr.) to the front in a quick :26.1 quarter while Paternity Suit A (Drew Monti) dropped in fourth from the outsi...
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American Courage ready for final NYSS leg Tuesday

on 08/18/2020 8:41 AM
“He gives me a sense of something special.” That’s how Matt Kakaley describes American Courage, a 2-year-old colt who’s undefeated in six starts, all with Kakaley in the sulky, including the elimination and final of the MGM Springfield Stakes at Yonkers and three legs of the New York Sire Stakes. The pair will put their win streak on the line again Tuesday night (Aug...
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Northfield's 2CP track record falls twice in OSS

on 08/18/2020 8:32 AM
Four-Star Flash set a new track record for 2-year-old pacing colts of 1:51.4 en route to a victory in the fourth round of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) on a breezy Monday night at Northfield Park. The bay colt smashed the previous record set by Lather Up of 1:52.2 in the first of two $50,000 contests.   Four-Star Flash, a son of Western Vintage-Keladi Blue Chip-Bettor’s Deli...
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Flawless Country doubles up in PASS

on 08/17/2020 10:02 PM
After two $102,117 divisions of the third preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday afternoon, the group may have found a leader – but Flawless Country’s number-one ranking puts her only slightly ahead, just as she was in her 1:54.2 victory, with four other opponents within a length of the wire. ...
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Quality Bud upsets in Meadows Open

on 08/17/2020 10:00 PM
Trailing by two lengths at the top of the lane, Quality Bud found another gear late and kicked past the leader to pull off the 10-1 upset in Monday’s $16,200 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Wild Wild Western appeared to have the race in hand, but that was before Quality Bud launched his rally for Dan Rawlings. The 7-year-old Quality Western-Rosebud-Heather gelding down...
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2YO Perfect Sting scores 1:50.4 KYSS victory

on 08/17/2020 9:53 PM
Day two of Kentucky Sires Stakes action took place Monday afternoon at The Red Mile, this time for 2-year-old pacers.   Blue Diamond Eyes and driver David Miller started the day off with a narrow win over Lindy At The Beach in 1:51.2 in the first $40,000 division for filly pacers. The daughter of Captaintreacherous-Aria Hanover is owned by Thomas and Scott Dillion and traine...
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Yonkers closing Sept. 12; Yonkers Trot, Messenger canceled

on 08/17/2020 4:20 PM
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOANY) have announced an agreement to extend racing at the historic harness track through Saturday, Sept. 12. This will allow for the New York Night of Champions to be held as scheduled on Sept. 12, which will showcase the best trotters and pacers bred in New York State.   &ldquo...
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