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Springsteen rocks in Hempt; Lather Up breaks

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Springsteen rocked to a 15-1 upset in Saturday’s (June 30) $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where favorite Lather Up went off stride and suffered his first loss in eight starts this year. Springsteen and driver Simon Allard used a three-wide move at three-quarters and overcame Nutcracker Sweet, who slipped up the passing lane, to wi...
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Barimah A captures Yonkers Open in 1:52

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Barimah A (Brent Holland, $25) did it first-up Saturday night (June 30), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Making the first lead from assigned post position two in the field of a half-dozen, Barimah A then gave it up to the outside numbers. Even-money favorite Always At My Place (George Brennan) strung out second choice Bit Of A Legend N (Dan Dube), the ...
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McWicked uses big brush to win Ben Franklin

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked, perfectly-placed second-over, swung three-wide late on the far turn and had an overwhelming late kick to come up a 1:49.3 winner while taking the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace final on Saturday (June 30) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Ron Burke-trained threesome of Filibuster Hanover, Rockin Ron, and All Bets Off got away 1-2-3 by the :26.2 first panel, with McWicked fourth earl...
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Marion Marauder wins in Cleveland in 1:52.4

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder trotted home a 1:52.4 winner in Saturday’s $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic, dethroning last year’s champion Crazy Wow, and continues his march through the national trotting ranks. The 2015 trotting Triple Crown Champion, Marion Marauder entered the Classic off a 1:55.1 victory in a $44,000 Open Handicap at Yonkers Raceway despite being parked the entire mile.  He ag...
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Crystal Fashion best in Beal; Manchego breaks

on 06/30/2018 2:00 AM
Crystal Fashion won Saturday’s (June 30) $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old trotters, following a battle between Manchego and leader Six Pack, before getting room in the stretch to power to a half-length victory over Six Pack in 1:51.4 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Lawmaker finished third. Manchego, the lone filly in the race and 3-5 favorite, went offstride coming around th...
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Thoroughbred, harness win in same day for Banks

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
One of the rarest of training feats occurred on Thursday afternoon and evening. That's when 35-year-old trainer Chris Banks kicked off his afternoon in fine fashion when the 5-year-old mare Sperling won the opening race at Arlington Park by a half-length. Themare was claimed by Banks last fall at Hawthorne and is owned by Banks Racing LLC. The win was the first training victory in Banks' career...
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Tattersalls Sale catalog now available online

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
The sale roster, catalog and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com. The catalog and racelines are also available for iPad users on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Held on the weekend of the Meadowlands Pace on Sunday, July 15, the sale will get underway at noon in the track's race paddock....
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Katkin American sets HoP record in ISS

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Katkin American, with James Yoder at the lines, became Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's newest track record holder when he powered home a winner in 1:52.3 in the second round of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday. The 1:52.3 mark was a new lifetime best for Katkin American and re-established the previous record by nearly a full se...
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Western Vintage sires first PM winner

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Ohio-based stallion Western Vintage sired his first pari-mutuel winner on Wednesday at Scioto Downs, with credit going to Authentic Hanover, a 2-year-old son out of the million-dollar-winning mare Armbro Amoretto, winner of the 2002 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace and 2003 Mistletoe Shalee, among other stakes. An $18,000 yearling purchase of Hutchison Harness, Mary Thompson and trainer...
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Waples looking forward to Goshen trip

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Waples always enjoys returning to Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., but this year's visit will combine business with pleasure. The business comes in the form of competing in Sunday's $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot, an invitational race for Hall of Fame drivers. The pleasure will be seeing renowned writer Dave Briggs inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame during festivi...
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Del. sports betting produces $22,638 for purses

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Delaware State Lottery Office, which oversees the newly-instituted full sports wagering in the First State, has released numbers for the first three weeks since it began on June 5.   Overall, $7 million was wagered on sports for the period from June 5-June 24, with $5.2 million bet at Delaware Park Thoroughbred racetrack, $1.18 million bet at Dover Downs, and $590,000 bet at Harringto...
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Fillies featured in Tuesday's OSS divisions

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions are set to be contested on Tuesday evening at Northfield Park, featuring 43 diagonally-gaited distaffs going postward in races 3, 4, 5, 7 and 12. First race post time at the Cleveland half-miler is 6 p.m. (ET).   Ohio stallions represented in these OSS races include Uncle Peter, with eight foals; Manofmanymissions (five); Wishing Stone and Tri...
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PA All-Stars 2CP splits Sunday at Pocono

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Sunday night's card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono features five $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 2-year-old colt pacers.   The top pacing colt trainers of the last few years all have multiple entries in the stakes sessions: Ron Burke has seven in, Brian Brown five, Ray Schnittker four.   Despite the fact that race day is the first day of July, ...
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Becca Galloway, 21, dies in Grand Rapids

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Becca Galloway, the daughter of horseman Scott Galloway and his wife Tracy, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 27, in the company of her entire family at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Born on Jan.12, 1997, in Grand Rapids, Becca graduated from Otsego High School in 2015, boasting multiple years on the academic honor roll as well as awards regarding her kindness and love towa...
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2YO Sweet Lou filly 1:53.3 winner in Philly

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Sweet Lou freshman pacing filly Sweeter Lulu made a stunning pari-mutuel debut in a contest for babies on Friday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, coming uncovered from sixth and just motoring on to the wire to stop the timer in 1:53.3, which according to the tabulations would make her the fastest two-year-old, female or male, on a five-eighths mile track in North America in 2018. Stacy Chiodo tr...
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Trixton filly Check Out Trixie sets Goshen mark

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Check Out Trixie attracted plenty of attention Friday (June 29) at Historic Track, winning the $8,475 Landmark Stakes for 2-year-old female trotters in a track-record 1:58.4 on the opening afternoon of the half-mile oval’s four-day Grand Circuit meet. The clocking shattered the previous mark of 2:01.3 for a 2-year-old female trotter, which was set by Daytona Blue Chip in 2012. Check Out Trixi...
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BZ Glide equals Buffalo's all-time trot record

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
BZ Glide ($4.00) tied the all-time trotting record in Buffalo Raceway's $11,500 Open Trot on Friday night (June 29) and broke the older gelding mark as well with a brilliant gate-to-wire 1:56.1 mile. It was also a lifetime mark for the 9-year-old gelded BZ Glide whose previous career best was 1:56.3. The all-time standard equaled by BZ Glide was set earlier by Gural Hanover and Chelseas Chance,...
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Indiana commission approves sale of HoP

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner's Circle Off-Track Betting facilities from Centaur Gaming to Caesars...
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Mike & Mike live from HOF dinner Sunday

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, will broadcast a special edition of the show on Sunday night from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. The Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday from 7–10 p.m. will be broadcast live via the Post Time website, http://www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com/. In add...
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Megan Scran posts 1st training victory

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Megan Scran posted her first-ever training victory in just her 16th career start on Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, with Foolish Virgin giving the 25 year old her milestone score. With Scran's boyfriend, Scott Zeron, in the sulky, the 5-year-old pacing mare Foolish Virgin led wire to wire to win in 1:56.3 as the 2-5 betting favorite in the $5,000 conditioned pace. Scran, whose firs...
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