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Atlanta qualifies in 1:52.4 at Pocono

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Atlanta, the fastest sophomore trotter this season with a victory in 1:50.3 at Vernon Downs, tuned up for the Hambletonian Oaks, or perhaps even the Hambletonian, on Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Driver Scott Zeron sent Atlanta off the gate and before the opening quarter they were in front and in control. Zeron dictated fractions of :28....
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Small-but-select field in $100K Sheppard

on 07/11/2018 2:00 AM
The phrase "small but select" gets invoked for Saturday night's $100,000 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, Yonkers Raceway's premier event for open 2-year-old colts and geldings.   With just six entrants (down from 20 a season ago), all go straight to the gate for the finale, with Yonkers again paying homage to the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms. The race began in 1964, wi...
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Big night for Muscle Hill in PA All Stars for colts

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
Prospect Hill trotted the fastest mile by a two-year-old on a five-eighths mile track this year, 1:56.4, when he won his $30,000 division of the Pennsylvania All-Stars for colts and geldings Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – a distinction he held by himself for 17 minutes, and then shared with Fashion Possessed after that one equaled the clocking in the very next race. The si...
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Northmedo Mission, Get The Cash win Ohio SS

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
On a perfect summer night for racing that saw Aaron Merriman win eight races, the 2017 Driver of the Year guided 4-1 Northmedo Mission to victory in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings.   Trained by Mike Medors for the Northmedo Stable of Painesville, Ohio, the Manofmanymissions gelding was timed in 1:55 for the one mile co...
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Sportswriter 2YO filly Deb leads Ont. SS winners

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans got their first look at the 2018 two-year-old pacing filly crop at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night and the fillies delivered impressive performances in all three $66,400 Gold Series divisions. Taking the quickest tour around the oval was Deb, who was able to sprint up the inside to a 1:53.2 clocking in the second division. Driven by Trevor Henry, the Sportswriter da...
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Sears, Gural reach agreement to drive at Big M

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
One week after Hall of Fame driver Brian Sears learned Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural was precluding him from driving at that New Jersey track, which resulted in Sears taken off the Meadowlands Pace elim starter Thinkbig Dreambig, an agreement has been reached that will allow him to now compete.   On Tuesday morning, Sears issued a statement that reads: "Jeff Gural and I had several discuss...
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French trotters impress in qualifiers

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
Although SOA of NY president Joe Faraldo oversaw the selection of the 24 trotters for the French American Trotting Club, even he was surprised when Alpha d'Urzy showed up to qualify Saturday, July 7, at Yonkers wearing only an open bridle, an ear hood, and trotting boots with no overcheck or poles. The trotter wears less equipment than any horse in trainer Rene Allard's stable. "I said, ‘...
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McAvoy to continue tradition of Marion Farms

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
The late Bill Mulligan left a lasting impression on harness racing, with breeding Triple Crown-winning trotter Marion Marauder at the top of his accomplishments. Cozette McAvoy could dream of duplicating such a feat, but would rather not consider it. McAvoy recently purchased Mulligan's Marion Farms and is simply looking forward to continuing the property's Standardbred tradition as a boarding...
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Meadowlands Pace card stacked with majors

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
The $2.7 million Meadowlands Pace card leads a stakes-laden weekend of Grand Circuit racing at the Meadowlands with a special 6:35 p.m. on Saturday.   The $701,800 Pace has 10 of the finest sophomore colts heading postward led by last week's elimination winners Courtly Choice and Stay Hungry.   The supporting stakes pretty much all filled up to the max with the WR Haughto...
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Eighteen in Summer Mixed supplement

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
The new supplement catalog and updated past performances for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website, http://www.tattersallsredmile.com/, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app for iPad users. The sale will be held this Sunday, July 15, in the Meadowlands race paddock, with a post time of noon. There are 18 horses entered in the supplement for...
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Jazzy Image wins Meadows F&M pace

on 07/10/2018 2:00 AM
Jazzy Image held off the determined uncovered bid of Sandy Win and drew off late to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace, in a career-best 1:52.2.   After gaining the early lead and yielding to Eiffel Tower, Jazzy Image retook past the quarter for Tony Hall and soon had to deal with Sandy Win, who was seeking her third straight victor...
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Skippin By, Gural Hanover win Pocono features

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Shadow Play mare Skippin By, driven by George Napolitano Jr., took a lifetime mark of 1:49.4 at age seven while winning the $21,500 featured mares pace Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Skippin By drew the rail, was urged away from the start by Napolitano, got everybody to tuck in behind her well before the :27 quarter, went :28.2 to the half to hit the half...
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Ohio Sires Stakes 3CTs Monday at Northfield

on 07/09/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old diagonally-gaited colts and geldings will be contested this evening at Northfield Park, with a first race post time of 6 p.m., ET. Seventeen sophomores will line up behind the starting gate for these $50,000 events, scheduled as races 3 and 11.   Stallions represented by foals in these two OSS events including Dejarmbro (4 foals); Cash Hall,...
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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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