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Leading UDR drivers call Plainridge home

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
The epic growth of harness racing in Massachusetts since the introduction of gaming at Plainridge Park in 2015 has produced increased handles and purses, a higher caliber of horse competing and in turn, more reinsmen here to steer them as well.   As evidence of that, the current driver colony at Plainridge includes Drew Campbell and Shawn Gray, who are currently the top two leading UDR d...
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Hamb. Maturity supplements due 8 a.m. July 10

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
The $400,000 (est.) Hambletonian Maturity trotting race is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, at the Meadowlands.   The race conditions allow for supplemental entry and are as follows: Supplemental entries are due and payable by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10. Payment of $50,000 ($42,000 plus the $8,000 entrance fee) must be in certified U.S. funds and received in the Racing Office p...
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MSRF races highlight Sunday at Ocean Downs

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
Maryland Standardbred Race Fund sophomore filly pacers and colt and gelding trotters highlighted the card at Ocean Downs on a beautiful Sunday night. The first race went as the first division for the filly pacers. Reinsman Vic Kirby pulled Pedal Power (Roddy's Bags Again) going to the three-quarter pole, gaining on the leader with every stride. When the timer stopped in the 1:54.2 mile Pedal P...
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Keystone Cash fastest in NYSS 2CT splits

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
The majority of the 73 freshman colt and gelding trotters were on their best behavior Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. Four divisions of New York Sire Stakes were contested, each offering a purse in excess of $27,000. Also on tap were four Excelsior A races worth $15,000 per dash and three heats of the Excelsior B. Keystone Cash was the fastest of the Sire Stakes winners, tak...
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Call For Justice wins Meadows Preferred

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
Call For Justice pounced on his hard-used stablemate, Lady’s Dude, and overtook him in the lane to capture Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Lady’s Dude was parked the opening three-eighths, leaving him vulnerable to the first-over challenge of Call For Justice and Dave Palone. The 6-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika’s Mazurka held off the Lightning Lane thrus...
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Quick Shot, Bet You score at Plainridge

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
They were one class apart and took different paths to victory. But the commonality between Quick Shot and Bet You was they both came up big in the top two featured paces at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.  In the $14,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace driver Drew Campbell reversed his strategy of recent weeks by leaving hard and fast with Quick Shot to take early command of the race. Onc...
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100 wins for the great Foiled Again!!!!!

on 07/08/2018 2:00 AM
The richest harness horse of all-time, Foiled Again, wrote yet another chapter in his incredible life story when he won for the 100th time at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. Driver Yannick Gingras used the rail to maximum effect with the 14-year-old, encouraging enough speed out of the winner of $7,584,028 to force tucks to a 27.2 quarter. Foiled Again was unpressured to the 56.4...
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Cash Me Out scores again at Saratoga

on 07/08/2018 2:00 AM
The veteran Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) has been a winning machine throughout what has been an illustrious career. By his standards, the start of the 2018 campaign was a slow one for the seven year old Kyle Spagnola-trained trotter who took six weeks off after making breaks in back to back starts in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Cash Me Out romped in his return to the track two weeks ...
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Dee's Rocketman captures Tioga feature

on 07/08/2018 2:00 AM
Dee's Rocketman (Andy Santeramo) won the Sunday matinee (July 8) Open Pace ($11,000) at Tioga Downs. Chumlee A (Larry Staubaum) covered all the early fractions (:27.1, :55.3, 1:23.3). Dee's Rocketman ($18.40) went first-over and resembled his name, looking like a rocket in the stretch. Owned by Joe Martinelli Sr. and trained by Mickey McNichol, he won in 1:52.0.  Owosso Flash (Fern ...
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Hitman Hill annihilates Buffalo track record in NYSS

on 07/08/2018 2:00 AM
"That was crazy. Horses aren't supposed to go that fast here," driver Brett Miller said after Hitman Hill annihilated the Buffalo Raceway track record for 3-year-old gelded pacers with a 1:51.4 mile on Sunday (July 8) in winning his division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS). The previous standard was 1:53.1 established in 2016 by Missile J. Other winners were Rootin Tootin ($2.90) who posted ...
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Wisdom Tree sets track record in Nadia Lobell

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Wisdom Tree returned to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and continued her winning ways in the $142,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday. With Sam Widger in the bike, Wisdom Tree turned in a sharp, front-running effort to stop the timer in 1:49.4 and establish a new track record for sophomore pacing fillies in the process. The previous record of 1:50.1 was established...
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Alagna 2YOs win four times at Meadowlands

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna is undoubtedly hoping he can carry his momentum from one night to the next. Alagna, who has a total of five horses in the two Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace eliminations Saturday night, started his weekend in a big way, winning four times on the Friday program at the Meadowlands. The trainer got things going in the first race with Mollydooker ($4.20 to win as the second ch...
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Witch Dali wins Mohawk Preferred in photo

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Witch Dali and driver Jody Jamieson capitalized off a third quarter tilt at the front to win the $30,000 Mares Preferred on Friday evening (July 6) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of seven pacing mares squared off in the Friday feature with Richard Moreau trainees Witch Dali and Sandbetweenurtoes playing an important role. Sandbetweenurtoes fired out to the lead at the beginning and posted ope...
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Queen Of The Pride fastest in OSS

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Queen Of The Pride turned in the fastest (1:54) of a quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies, on a cool July 6 evening at Scioto Downs. Driven by Tony Hall for trainer Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick of Harrington, DE, the McArdle lass was never headed throughout the one-mile test, and upped her career earnings to $26,500 with her second career triumph. Rose Run...
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Vernon to start new classification system

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will implement an innovative new concept of classifying the overnight horses beginning with next week's draw. David Siegel, president of TrackMaster, known for their horse racing past performance products and handicapping aids, has developed a process where all horses racing on the continent are assigned a figure akin to the speed figures used by horseplayers to handicap races. The...
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Cancelliere Sweet Lous impress at Big M

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies, sponsored by Fashion Farms, went to post on a perfect, windless Saturday morning at the Meadowlands under clear skies with temperatures in the 80s. Brothers Tom and John Cancelliere had a big day with a couple of sharp looking sons from Sweet Lou’s first crop winning impressively. The pacing colt portion of the program got started in a big way in race seven when Adm...
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Bestseller Hanover, Warrawee Ubeaut fastest in PASS

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Bestseller Hanover and Warrawee Ubeaut each stopped the timer in 1:52.4 — fastest miles this year by freshman filly pacers on a five-eighths-mile track — to highlight Saturday’s $182,962 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event, known as the Sand Tart, was contested over three divisions, with She’s Allright taking the other split. Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke teamed f...
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Ariana G sets world record in Graduate win

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Ariana G bested the boys with a world-record performance to win Saturday’s $250,000 Graduate Series championship for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands, defeating Moonshiner Hanover by 3 3/4 lengths in 1:50.2. Sortie finished third.  The time was the fastest ever by a 4-year-old female trotter on a mile track. The previous record of 1:51 was shared by three mares: Mistery Woman i...
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Rodeo Romeo wins Great Northeast leg

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Rodeo Romeo became the first three-time winner in any category in the summerlong Great Northeast Open Series, taking a 1:49.4 victory in the $30,000 open pacing class Saturday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Eric Carlson left sharply from the rail with the son of Rocknroll Hanover, forcing a rare "lineup" early, then yielded for the pocket after Split The House moved to the lead jus...
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Stay Hungry, Courtly Choice win M Pace elims

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry and Courtly Choice were the winners of the eliminations for next week’s Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. "(The trip) worked out great and he got the job done," said Doug McNair, who guided Stay Hungry to victory in the first elimination. "The trips have not worked out 100 percent for him." Until Saturday night, that is. McNair was conten...
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