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Classicality is best in Meadows feature

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Classicality won a three-ply battle for the early lead and made that margin stand up as he captured Monday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Classicality was widest in that early duel but was able to seat 3-5 favorite Lady’s Dude and Wind Of The North behind that one. When Brian Zendt gave Classicality a :29.2 second-quarter breather, the 8-year...
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Cherokee Hiflyzane 1:53.3 winner at Plainridge

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Coming off a season’s best effort, Cherokee Hiflyzane bounced right back to score once more in the $15,000 Winners Over Pace at Plainridge Park on an overcast and rainy Monday afternoon (April 30). After tucking fifth off the gate to watch Commondiscourtesy (Drew Campbell) dictate early fractions, Mike Stephenson decided to pull Cherokee Hiflyzane first-over past the three-eighths pole an...
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Levy winner Keystone Velocity leads Van Rose fields

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
When The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono created the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace, honoring the late local handicapper and writer, it was said that Rose’s reaction might be, "They named a $50,000 race after me?" Well, Van, guess what -- this year it’s the $100,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace that will be featured on the evening portion of a Kentucky Derby Day dou...
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Little Ben upsets at Harrington for King, Kirby

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Jo Ann Looney-King's Little Ben ($46.20) was a 22-1 winner in the $17,500 Open Pace Monday (April 30) at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1 and was one of three winners for driver Victor Kirby. Soto, who had won two straight, began his pursuit of a third straight triumph by hustling out of post position eight and assuming command in an opening quarter-mile in :26.4. Options Are A Dream moved quic...
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Bartlett's 4-bagger includes Yonkers feature

on 04/29/2018 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won a full one-third of Yonkers Raceway's dozen races Saturday night (Apr. 28th), including the co-featured $40,000 Open Handicap Trot with favored Fearless Man ($4.50). Forwardly-placed from assigned—and moist—post position No. 4, Fearless Man made the first lead. He then gave it up to lass Charmed Life (Dan Dube) right at a 27-second opening quarter-mile. The latter con...
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Bettor's Edge takes Big M preferred

on 04/29/2018 2:00 AM
Bettor's Edge changed the narrative again, but the result remained the same. The 9-year-old son of Bettor's Delight, who was doing so well over the last two months coming from off the pace, reverted to his early-season speed ways, but unlike the first two months of the year – which saw mediocre results – this time the Jennifer Lappe trainee went directly to the top in :27.4 and was able...
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Easy Lover Hanover repeats at Mohawk

on 04/29/2018 2:00 AM
It's safe to say the temperature Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park did not reflect the action on the track. A strong 11-race card took place on a chilly late-April evening at the Campbellville oval. Easy Lover Hanover dazzled in sub-1:50 fashion a week ago and his hot start to 2018 continued Saturday with another Preferred score. The Ben Wallace trainee started first up from fift...
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Videtic takes home $47K as WHHC champ

on 04/29/2018 2:00 AM
Jim Videtic of Cleveland, Ohio captured the $43,652.70 grand prize in the 2018 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com on Saturday at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  He also won an additional $3,676.40 via his second contest entry.  He walked away with a total of $47,329.10. Videtic finished the tournament with a $2,254.50 bank...
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Vic’s Winner wins Dexter Cup elimination

on 04/29/2018 2:00 AM
Joie De Vie Farm and Winbak Farm's Vic's Winner took advantage of a pocket trip to nip On The Ropes by a neck in 1:57 in the $44,600 Dexter Cup elimination for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday at Freehold Raceway. The Dexter Cup is the season’s first stakes race on the road to the Hambletonian, which is harness racing’s premier event for 3-year-old trotters. A total of 11 horses entered ...
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Elmo Blatch takes 8th victory at Miami Valley

on 04/29/2018 2:00 AM
Elmo Blatch secured his spot as the winningest horse at the current Miami Valley Raceway meet on Sunday afternoon (April 29) by winning for the eighth time during the four month session, which is about to close on Monday, May 7. After sweeping the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial series for non-winners of four pari-mutuels and then the Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial series for non-winners of six pari-mutuel r...
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Dreamsteeler gets victory in Meadows F&M trot

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
  Dreamsteeler followed live cover down the backside, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot. Dreamsteeler was fourth when trainer/driver Tyler Stillings tipped her off the cones to follow the first-over Goodtogo Hanover. The 7-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Dream Street collared Goodtogo Hanover in deep s...
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Mach It A Par wins distaff feature at Yonkers

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Mach it a Par (Jason Bartlett, $7.60), after paying her way through the just-concluded Blue Chip Matchmaker, rallied from off the pace Friday night (Apr. 27th). winning Yonkers Raceway’s $30,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. At the outset, it was Caviart Cherie easily clearing her seven inside rivals. Last week’s winner then gave it up to Ellie’sjet N (Jordan Stratton) before a ...
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Track, season's records in Scarlet & Grays

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals, featuring Buckeye-bred sophomore filly trotters and pacers, both produced Miami Valley Raceway track records—as well as national season’s marks! Looking For Zelda (Tony Hall) captured the trotting division in 1:55.2, topping Red Storm (Aaron Merriman) by three parts of a length with Sesame (Chris Page) another half length behind. H...
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Never Say Never N wins feature at Hoosier

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Never Say Never N and Trace Tetrick made their second Hoosier Park start a winning one as they found the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 27. Utilizing a :26.2 final quarter, the Dover Downs invader came flying late in the mile to prevail in a tight photo over K Ryan Bluechip and Peter Wrenn ...
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Crazy Wow, Blue Moon Stride score at Big M

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow and Blue Moon Stride were victorious in their respective 2018 debuts, winning the Friday night co-features at the Meadowlands. Crazy Wow took the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for trotters by three-quarters-of-a-length over Mambo Lindy in 1:52.2. New Jersey Viking, who was coupled in the wagering with the winner, finished third. The Ron Burke trainee did not have an easy time of it as h...
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Spreester stays red hot at Saratoga

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Spreester (American Ideal) stayed red-hot on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the track's top distaffer this season won the local Open for the fourth time in five tries. The Paul Zabielski-trained Spreester went coast to coast in last weekend's installment of the $14,500 Fillies and Mares Open but on Friday night, driver Frank Coppola Jr. took the feature's odds-on favorite back early ...
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WHHC, Graduate prep highlight Big M Saturday

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday night's ten race card features a well-matched field of 8 Graduate Series eligible horses competing in a $15,000 4 year-old Open. Anthony Ruggeri's iron tough Western Joe has a slight morning line nod at 5-2 off his consistent excellence over the winter meet where he was the consensus top pacer at The Meadowlands. A winner 6 times against the best Preferred fields week in week out, Wes...
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Stars come out in Meadowlands qualifiers

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
The Saturday qualifying races at The Meadowlands got underway at 10 a.m. under overcast skies with the sun threatening to peek through. Temperatures were in the low 60s and there was no wind of consequence. Being the top dog at anything has its privileges, as driver Yannick Gingras can attest to. His talents have enabled him to be first call for two of the very best trainers in the game, Ron Bu...
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Palone wins 6 at Meadows, including feature

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Southwind Amazon roared through the lane to nip Dapper Dude for the second straight week — and give Dave Palone one of his six wins on the card — in Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Last week, Southwind Amazon pocketed Dapper Dude and held him off late. On Saturday, he was third behind the millionaire Dapper Dude turning for home, with Arthur Pendragon challenging...
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Jim Morrill Jr. sweeps in Weiss Series

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. was victorious in both $15,000 divisions of fourth and final preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males over good going Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – but his method of racing the winners couldn't have been further apart. The first division, reduced to four by a scratch, happened to gather all four horses in the Weiss fourth leg ...
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