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Donttellmeagain captures Graduate Pace

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Donttellmeagain is known as a little horse among his connections but he came up big to win Saturday’s $250,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old pacers by a neck over Miso Fast in a career-best 1:47.2 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Western Joe finished third. Donttellmeagain, sent off as the 2-1 favorite in the field of 10, saw Western Joe lead the way to an opening quarter in :26.2 bef...
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Nickle Bag now a millionaire

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
The popular pacer Nickle Bag surpassed C$1 million in career earnings with his 38th career victory Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Known for his gritty performances, Nickle Bag did it all on the front to score a 1:52.2 victory in a $13,000 event. James MacDonald guided the classy pacer, who was just $2,120 shy of $1 million, for trainer Bill Robinson. A gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover,...
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Western Conquest ties Buffalo record

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway's co-featured $11,500 Open Pace may have been scratched down to a field of four but that didn't stop them from putting on quite a show on Saturday night. Western Conquest ($8.90) was the headliner as he went gate-to-wire, winning a terrific stretch duel against Classic American N, to register a nose victory in 1:53.2. The time tied the track record for older pacing horses set by ...
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Noble doubles up in OSS 3CP splits

on 07/07/2018 2:00 AM
 Driver Danny Noble steered both winners of a pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts on a cool Saturday night at Northfield Park.   In the first OSS division, Noble put 1-5 favorite Bounding Dragon on the front end just after the first turn, and the rest was history as the son of Dragon Again cruised handily through fractions of :27,...
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Wally Watson wins 2,000th career race

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
Longtime New England horseman and Plainridge Park regular Wally Watson hit a career milestone in the eighth race on Thursday when Cyclone Artist pulled three deep around the last turn and paced away to win in 1:53.3, giving Watson his 2,000th career driving victory.   Watson, who lives in Cumberland, Maine, started his driving career in 1987 and has been a full-time participant in th...
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Nadia Lobell, 25K guar. Hi-5 Friday at Hoosier

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
With a carryover of $7,223.86, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $25,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Friday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the action packed 14-race card on Friday that is set t...
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Ten Sweet Lou daughters in Saturday's PASS

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
It often takes time to evaluate the impact of new sires, but on Saturday at The Meadows, fans will get a good early read on the first crop of Sweet Lou. Of the 24 freshman filly pacers entered in the $182,962 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes known as the Sand Tart, 10 are daughters of Sweet Lou.   The stake also will provide a glimpse at the progeny of another highly regarded new stallion, Capta...
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Butenschoen has 3 ready for Graduate finals

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
John Butenschoen expects a good effort from Bill's Man in Saturday's $250,000 Graduate Series championship for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The only question is how good. "Some days he's a real good horse, some days he's an excellent horse," Butenschoen said. "If the real good horse shows up, we should be able to get a check. If the excellent horse shows up, we are good enoug...
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Satin Dancer racing at Yonkers Saturday

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
Satin Dancer will be part of a racing rarity when she competes in the $44,000 Open Handicap Trot Saturday night (July 7) at Yonkers Raceway. The 4-year-old mare’s local debut will come just four days after she raced at Hoosier Park in Indiana. The unusual feat of racing at Hoosier and Yonkers in the same week wasn’t what her connections initially planned, according to new trainer Travis Alexan...
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Big M renames trots for Drazin, Zanzuccki

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that two of its historic Hambletonian Day stakes are being retitled to honor a pair of men who have contributed mightily to the health and well being of horse racing in New Jersey.   The race for Hambletonian eligible 3-year-old trotting colts previously called the "Townsend Ackerman" will now be known as the "Dennis Drazin." Drazin, an attorney...
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Brunhilda wins Harrah’s Philly feature

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
Brunhilda, hard-used to get the lead by a fast quarter, withstood a game late charge by Dolphin Island to take the $16,000 distaff pacing feature on Friday (July 6) at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a lifetime best of 1:51.4. The favored daughter of Well Said was pushed by second choice Dolphin Island to make the lead off the first turn after a :26.4 quarter, then put up middle splits of :54.4 and ...
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Freshman trotting colts set for NYSS action

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
On Monday at Monticello Raceway the entire program is comprised of New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting males. The 11-race card features four divisions of Sire Stakes. The Excelsior Series are well represented with four Excelsior A races worth $15,000 per dash and two heats of the Excelsior B, each worth $6,500. Horns For Three (post three) is looking to keep his perfect three-for-thr...
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St Somewhere fastest in NYSS 2FP splits

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes continued downstate Friday night with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $162,000 Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Three conveniently-concocted divisions, each worth $54,000, comprised the event. The opening division saw a certified eight-hole beat down administered by St Somewhere (George Brennan, $4.70). Wide early, as one would surmise from this post, St Somew...
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Culinary Delight N feasts at Saratoga

on 07/06/2018 2:00 AM
Culinary Delight N (Lis Mara) flirted with a win a couple of times in her three local starts heading into Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Kim Asher-trained distaffer finished second in last week’s Fillies and Mares Open and was the public’s second choice in the wagering on Friday night in the $14,500 feature.  Larry Stalbaum pilots the 8-year-old mare who got away third in t...
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Fireworks in Northfield OSS 2CP divisions

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions of freshman pacing colts provided plenty of fireworks on a swelteringly hot and humid, July 4 afternoon at Scioto Downs. Tops in the OSS quintet was the Kimberly Dailey-trained Rose Run Ulysses, a striking, chestnut son of Western Vintage, who paced to a winning 1:52.2—equaling the Scioto Downs track record for 2-year-old pacing colts—in the four...
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Southern Allie on verge of becoming millionaire

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
With $994,934 in career earnings, Southern Allie will become harness racing's newest millionaire if he wins Saturday's $13,000 conditioned/optional claiming pace at The Meadows. Earning $1 million is always an impressive accomplishment for a Standardbred, but for Southern Allie, it's a particularly noteworthy achievement—he's the model millionaire for the sport's modern times. The 11-yea...
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PA Dept. of Ag issues statement re: alleged positives

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
The following statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was issued late Wednesday night (July 4) regarding recent stories about possible cover-ups of positive tests of harness horses competing at Harrah's Philadelphia. Here is the statement: The article Alan Pincus published June 27 online in the Paulick Report is appalling not only for the misunderstanding he demonstrates a...
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Fodera sends trio to Meadowlands Pace elims

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
When a teenage John Fodera began owning racehorses 57 years ago, he had no idea where it would lead him. But over the ensuing years, his involvement has brought him to the winner's circle in many of harness racing's great events, including the Breeders Crown, North America Cup, Little Brown Jug and Metro Pace.   He will try again this year to add the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace ...
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Carl Wade, caretaker of Western Hanover, dies

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Carl L. Wade, 61, of Arcanum, Ohio, died June 29, following a brief illness. Mr. Wade spent most of his life working for the Gene Riegle Stable. He groomed many good horses, among them Western Hanover. He was actively involved with harness racing for more than 30 years, making lifelong friends in the horse racing community along the way.   He is survived by his brother, Larry; nephews, ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/05/2018 2:00 AM
Adriano Sorella has had "Jimmy on his mind" lately. Three days after attending a taping of Jimmy Fallon's late-night show in New York City, he paid the $61,000 supplemental fee for Jimmy Freight into the Meadowlands Pace. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Sorella reveals to Gordon Waterstone his thought process on entering his colt into the Pace, which has two eliminations on Sa...
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