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Ask Queenie takes Plainridge mare Pace feature

on 05/01/2018 2:00 AM
After winning wire-to-wire at Plainridge Park last week, Ask Queenie changed her strategy but produced the same result -- a win in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Winners Over Pace on Tuesday afternoon (May 1). Ask Queenie (Shawn Gray) tucked fifth while Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) and Caviart Caterina (Mike Stevenson) played leap-frog off the gate where each horse took a turn at the top by...
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Scioto Downs gearing up for May 9 opener

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
The 2018 racing season is fast approaching at Eldorado Scioto Downs, with a slight change in schedule from recent years. Opening day is Tuesday, May 8, with a first post of 2:00 p.m. Scioto will host 2:00 p.m. matinee cards on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the season and continue with the traditional 6:30 p.m. post time on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.   The first qualifier ...
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Purse increase set for Yonkers

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced an across-the-board purse increase, effective with the upcoming condition sheet for the race week beginning next Monday, May 7.   The increases range from 10-20 percent, depending upon the purse of the race. Races going for less than $15,000 shall get the higher hike (moving the lowest purse from $7,500 to $9,000), while any race worth $15,000 or more gets a ...
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Feeling Cam Luck wins Philly feature

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
There wasn't anything lucky about the performance of Feeling Cam Lucky (George Napolitano Jr.) in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a pace for non winners of $20,000 in their last five starts or non-winners of nine races or $90,000. The purse was $18,000. Starting from post 6, the 6-year-old gelding by Camluck made a 3-wide quarter brush to the top, and was super game t...
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An impressive "American" win in Canada

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
American Wiggle, in his debut at the Hippodrome 3R on Opening Day Sunday, gave notice to his 29 competitors in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete later this season that he is ready for action with an impressive score in the Invitational Handicapped Pace.   Mother Nature was not cooperative as constant rains made the track sloppy with a three-second allowance.   It was the sixth opening day a...
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Hennessey's five-bagger include Panocchio

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Panocchio, earned his 60th career victory on Sunday night, scoring that milestone win in the feature Open II Pace at Pompano Park in 1:51.3 over Four Socks (Tyler Shehan) and Kotre Yael (Corey Braden) with the favored Rebellious and Major Starlight also earning minor awards in the classy septet.   Wally Hennessey was in the grand gelding's sulky for the occasion--for the 38th time a...
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New microchiping adds temperature scans

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association today announced an innovative collaboration with Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) and HomeAgain® to be the organization’s sole microchip provider. The USTA is the first horse registry to formally incorporate temperature scanning into their microchip identification program. Following two separate f...
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Pocono, Philly to host $1.8 million weekly series

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
The fastest of the northeastern U.S.'s older performers will have approximately $1.8 million of weekly competition available to them May through September, as the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA), in conjunction with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia, introduces the Great Northeast Open Series for quality male pacers and trotters and fas...
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Ouellette appeals sanctions for Class 2 positive

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario-based horseman Luc Ouellette has received a 180-day suspension and $2,500 fine as a result of a positive test on his horse Ali at Woodbine Racetrack on Feb. 8. The Class 2 positive was for O-Desmethylvenlafaxine, an antidepressant commonly known as Pristiq. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) suspended Ouellette from May 15 through Nov. 10, and then added a probation...
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Marion Marauder romps in Mohawk qualifier

on 04/30/2018 2:00 AM
Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winner Marion Marauder made his 2018 charted debut during the Monday night qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the career winner of $2.6 million in purses appeared well in hand. Marion Marauder, the 2016 Trotting Triple Crown winning son of Muscle Hill, was in rein to veteran horseman Roger Mayotte in the first of the session’s eight qualifying da...
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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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