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Zephyr Kronos stays on Hambo path Friday

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands resumes live racing on Friday with a nine race card beginning at 7:15 p.m.   The overnight mix is highlighted by a few Hambletonian eligibles sprinkled over the program, including a very interesting Jimmy Takter pupil. Takter has a barn load of Hambo horses including a few intriguing prospects that have kept a very low profile, Zephyr Kronos among those.   ...
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Hannelore looks for record win in Armbro Flight

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
The 2016 Armbro Flight Stakes can be looked upon as Hannelore Hanover's coming-out party, and in the two years that followed she went from an intriguing newcomer among older female trotters to the sport's reigning queen.   Hannelore Hanover was a star on the Indiana circuit at ages 2 and 3, but eight races into her 4-year-old campaign made her presence felt on the Grand Circuit by w...
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Tetrick brothers battle Tuesday at Scioto

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
Tuesday, June 19, will be an exciting afternoon of brotherly love and fierce competition at Eldorado Scioto Downs.   Arguably the best duo of driving brothers in the history of harness racing, along with members of several amateur driving clubs, including The Florida Amateur Driving Club, The North American Driving Association, and the C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Association, will be ...
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Born Of Fire looks for three-peat at Meadows

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
When Born Of Fire seeks his third straight win in Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, it isn't clear how he'll handle the elite company he'll be facing for the first time. One thing is certain: he'll retreat from the gate and do his racing from behind. The confirmed closer goes from the rail in Race 8 with Brian Zendt driving.   Fox Racing privately acquired B...
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Hambletonian Future Wager begins June 22

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
The 93rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands will feature a bet that takes horseplayers back to the future – a Hambletonian Future wager. Beginning at noon (EDT) on Friday, June 22, wagering will open on the first of three pools for the $1 million Hambletonian race conducted Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands.   Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout Nort...
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Meadowlands to offer sports betting July 15

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
The era of sports wagering got underway in New Jersey on Thursday morning when Gov. Phil Murphy placed a pair of wagers at 10:38 a.m. at Monmouth Park Thoroughbred racetrack. Murphy, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany, bet on Germany to win the World Cup and the New Jersey Devils to win the 2019 Stanley Cup. "I'm betting $20 on Germany to win the World Cup, and $20 on the New Jersey Devils...
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Entries still open for Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
It's not too late to enter your yearlings at the Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale! Entries for the Buckeye Classic will remain open beyond the June 15 deadline.   The fourth annual Buckeye Classic will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Champions Expo Center in Springfield, Ohio. The placement of the sale date follows the Ohio Selected Jug Sale by 11 days allowing consig...
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NA Cup card in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday night is the 35th renewal of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news about the stakes-filled card. Driver Montrell Teague spoke to Gordon Waterstone about his NA Cup chances with likely favorite Lather Up. We also have comments from several other participants, including Tony Alagna, the trainer of Stay Hungry, Corey Call...
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Marcus Miller wins 3,000th career race

on 06/14/2018 2:00 AM
Marcus Miller, a leading driver in his native Illinois before relocating east and showing he can drive with the best around, earned his 3,000th career victory by guiding trotter Boxing Gloves to a maiden-breaking 1:59 score Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The milestone victory was not an easy one for horse or driver, as the 6-5 favorite had to advance uncovered at the...
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Manchego stays undefeated with All Stars win

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
Manchego kept her place in the spotlight intact Tuesday night in one of four $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, overcoming the tuck-then-first-over trip to post a 1:52.4 victory.   The undefeated daughter of Muscle Hill found herself in the middle of a quintet of strong leavers, and Yannick Gingra...
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Carryover at Hoosier for Wednesday

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
With a carry-over in excess of $8,500, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool for Wednesday, June 13, 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 12-race card on Wedne...
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Napolitano wins 9,000th career race

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the all-time leading horseman in The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono history, goes so fast that a mere pencil cannot stay with him. It took a check of the USTA computer to show that in Monday's 12th race, his victory with Myidealson N was the 9,000th of his top-notch career.   Napolitano became the 21st North American-based driver to get to 9,000 wins, and ra...
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Horseman Bobby Gray, 56, dies

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
New England horseman Robert Gary Gray,56, died June 10 at Saratoga Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 28, 1961, in Norway, Maine, the son of Hazel Toothaker Gray and the late Gary R. Gray. After finishing school Mr. Gray entered the Army and learned to drive trucks while serving his country. This was a skill that would stay with him for the rest of his life. Upon returning to...
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Cleveland owner Toni Linden, 104, dies

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
Antoinette "Toni" L. Linden, 104, has died. She was an avid Standardbred owner of Sly Attorney, a world record holder. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter; stepmother of the late Walter Jr.; devoted grandmother of Tommy; devoted daughter of the late Donato and Antoinette Latessa; dear sister of Donato (Victoria), Gerald (Angeline) and the following deceased Joseph (Flora), Elio (Paulin...
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Butch Dokey scores Ohio fair win at age 79

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
When Paulding track announcer Bill Peters called out the 2-year-old colt pacers for Tuesday's $3,490 Ohio Fair Racing Conference first race, quite a few fans double-checked their programs when they heard "driven by Merritt Dokey."   The 79-year-old Dokey, one of the Midwest's perennial leading drivers since he first started driving in 1966, had journeyed down from Plymouth, Mic...
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Wes Delight part of deep NA Cup finalists

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Harder says Saturday's Pepsi North America Cup might lack a prohibitive favorite, but it does not suffer from a lack of talent.   "Just because there's not a standout doesn't mean there's not a lot of good horses," said Harder, who will send out Wes Delight in the $1 million event for 3-year-old male pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park. "There is probably a bunch of them tha...
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Muscle Hill 2YO filly impresses at Pocono

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan guided the swiftest winner on both the trot and the pace during a morning session for 2 year olds at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Wednesday.   The filly Scirocco Donnahill became the first 2:00 trotter on a five-eighths mile track when she won in 1:59.2, setting all the pace and then tacking on a :29 last quarter. The John Butenschoen trainee is...
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Yonkers announces purse increase

on 06/13/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced its latest purse increase, effective with the race week beginning Monday, June 25. The increases range from five to 10 percent, depending upon the purse of the race, with the lowest overnight purse moving from $9,000 to $10,000. The weekly Open Handicaps remain at $44,000. For more information, please contact the race office at 914.457.2627. (Yonkers)
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Some "spunk" and dead-heat action in OSS

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
When Tyler Smith steered Spunky Bottom Girl to victory in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies on Monday night at Northfield Park, it brought to fruition a long history of genetic luck for owner/breeder Ed Teefey.   "I bought the granddam of this filly, Princess Pan (2, 2:01.1, $14,205) some 10 years ago at the Meadowlands Sale," said Teffey...
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Cams Valentino sets 4PG world record on half

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Cams Valentino crossed the finish line faster than any other 4-year-old pacing gelding on a half-mile track in the history of harness racing when he won the $14,500 Open II in 1:49 on Monday at Northfield Park. The clocking also tied the all-age track record. The former 4-year-old gelding world record was held by Wiggle It Jiggleit (2016, Northfield, Montrell Teague) and the Northfield re...
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