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Wisdom Tree hopes to look smart in NYSS

on 06/21/2018 2:00 AM
Since making her 3-year-old debut at Hoosier Park this spring, Wisdom Tree has been nearly unstoppable. The daughter of Betterthancheddar out of the Artsplace mare Wisdom posted three straight wins in overnight competition in Indiana and at Saratoga before jumping into New York Sires Stakes. In three legs so far, she's two-for-three with another runner-up finish. The only blemish on Wisdo...
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Sun Stakes elims in new Weekend Preview

on 06/21/2018 2:00 AM
Stakes action returns stateside this weekend with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosting eliminations for a quartet of major events. Trainer Jimmy Takter explained to Gordon Waterstone his reasoning behind entering Manchego in the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot against the boys. This is the second year in a row he's taken that route, with Ariana G winning her elim in 2017 and then finishing thir...
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Bill’s Man sets Harrah’s Philly track record

on 06/21/2018 2:00 AM
Bill’s Man joined the illustrious company of Chapter Seven and Father Patrick by tying their track record time for 4-year-old trotting horses, 1:52.1, in winning the $17,000 feature on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. A record was in the works from the first eighth of a mile, when EI EI O refused to let Arch Credit go by for the lead, forcing the latter to tuck before a :26.1 qu...
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Piercewave Hanover takes mark at Plainridge

on 06/21/2018 2:00 AM
Piercewave Hanover climbed up the class ladder after his inaugural Plainridge Park victory last week, but the move made little difference. After turning back multiple challenges, Piercewave Hanover handily took the $14,000 Winners-Over trot on Thursday afternoon (June 21) in a career-best effort. Shawn Gray went right for the lead with Piercewave Hanover, but the pair would be under duress the ...
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Peter Wrenn wins 10,000th career race

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Peter Wrenn joined elite company as he became the 14th driver in harness racing history to reach 10,000 career driving wins at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. A winner of more than $72 million in lifetime purse earnings, Wrenn joins the likes of harness racing greats Herve Filion, Cat Manzi, Dave Palone, Tony Morgan, Walter Case Jr., and Dave Magee in the elusive 10,000-win...
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Will Take Charge wins Wbsb trot in 1:51.3

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Will Take Charge stormed home to win Tuesday's $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:51.3 for driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Jeff Gillis.   The eye-catching mile of 1:51.3 is the fastest trotting mile this season in Canada.   Returning to Canadian soil after a successful stint in the United States, Will Take Charge was sent off as the even-money choice aga...
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Jamie's Renegade, Time And Motion win DSBFs

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($5.20, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old pacing filly eliminations Tuesday with a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 second leg at Harrington Raceway.   The Pacific Renegade filly made an impressive first-over move near three-quarters and drew away from her rivals decisively. Ibetyoucanwigg...
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Regil Elektra game in Pocono victory

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old Mach Three mare Regil Elektra showed the qualities that have enabled her to become a racetrack millionaire, overcoming a 25-day layoff and a first-over trip to take the $14,000 featured pace for mares Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Simon Allard reserved Regil Elektra in third as former Iowa star Juxta Cowgirl put up fractions of 26, 55.3, and 1:23.1, wi...
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Rose Run Uptowngal sets 2YO season mark

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Charm, who dominated The Meadows' elite distaff pacers earlier this spring, returned to her winning ways in Tuesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap with a victory for Tony Hall in 1:50.2, a career best. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 13-race card.   So sharp in April and May that she won three straight by a combined margin of 15-1/2 lengths, Fox Valley Charm lost he...
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Western Stepp steps to Plainridge score

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Western Stepp has been one of the tougher distaff performers at Plainridge Park this year, winning two out of her last four here while finishing second as many times, all in top class competition. However Monday afternoon she was in a league of her own as she simply routed her foes in the $14,000 winners-over handicap for fillies and mares on the Ridge's speedy five-eighths mile oval. ...
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McWicked still impressing at age 7

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Not many male pacers have won Dan Patch awards at ages 2 or 3 and returned to capture another trophy against older horses. The list since 1990 features Artsplace, Jenna's Beach Boy, Gallo Blue Chip, Art Major, and Sweet Lou. All with the exception of Sweet Lou were 4 year olds when they received their honor as an older horse; Sweet Lou was 5.   McWicked, who earned a Dan Patch Award...
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PEI legend Mike MacDonald dies at 70

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
Mike MacDonald, a legend in the Prince Edward Island harness racing community, died overnight Tuesday. He was 70.   Mr. MacDonald was inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. He won a record-setting five Gold Cup and Saucer races over his 45-year harness career, which was largely based at Blue Bonnets racetrack in Montreal. MacDonald ne...
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Tetrick vs. Tetrick goes to New Vocations

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
On Tuesday afternoon (June 19), Eldorado Scioto Downs played host to the Tetrick vs. Tetrick Pro-Am, which was won by Team New Vocations (Tim Tetrick and Aaron Merriman).   Consistency was the name of the game on Tuesday, and while Team Harness Horse Youth Foundation (Trace Tetrick and Dan Noble) may have accounted for the winners of all four races, Team New Vocations gained the upp...
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Fast 2 year olds in action at Pocono

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
After checking the updated season's leaders list for five-eighths-mile tracks, it can be noted that the fastest 2 year old on the trot and the co-fastest 2 year old on the pace both were victorious during qualifying races at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Wednesday morning.   The fastest trotter among the 2 year olds is a miss named Check Out Trixie, who won in 1:57.4, last ha...
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Brooklyn Lilacs, Meghan Lynn win NYSS

on 06/20/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of 2-year-old filly pacers started their careers off in fine fashion on Wednesday night (June 20) by winning their respective $52,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway. Brooklyn Lilacs began the evening with an impressive 4-1/2 length score over Apple Tina K in 1:57.1 while Meghan Lynn took the second leg with a 1-1/2 length victory over Ladybeluckytonite in...
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Unbeamlievable wins 40th race of career

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
The pacing mare Unbeamlieveable is now three-for-three for owner Gilbert Garcia-Owen and trainer/father Gilbert Garcia-Herrera after a recent claim, winning Monday night's $14,000 mares claiming handicap pace feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:52.1, just a fifth off her life mark despite only "good" going.   The daughter of Moon Beam was sent right to the front by ...
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OHHA charity night Saturday at Scioto Downs

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
Join the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) on Saturday, June 23, as they welcome 20 charities to Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs to participate in the sixth annual Charity Night at the Races.   Each charity will bring representatives to watch the races while enjoying a meal with an OHHA representative who will educate them about the harness racing industry. Some charities...
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Pompano Park auction of items Aug. 5-6

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
With the announcement of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. partnering with The Cordish Companies in the development of a world class hospitality destination site at Pompano Park, Midwest Auctioneers and Realty has announced that they have signed a definitive agreement with PPI Inc. to conduct a two-day auction at Pompano Park on Sunday, Aug. 5, beginning at 12 noon, and Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m...
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Seminar helps new owner get his wish

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
Steve Stewart has come full circle in harness racing. Now living in Berlin, N. Y., Stewart first got involved in the sport decades ago while living in Long Island.   He started going to the races in the late seventies at Roosevelt Raceway as a fan and eventually became a groom for trainer Bob Bencal. His career path eventually took him through several jobs both in and out of th...
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Freshman season leaders on display in Philly

on 06/19/2018 2:00 AM
The fastest 2-year-old trotter and pacer over a five-eighths mile track in 2018 both were on display during the Tuesday morning session at Harrah's Philadelphia.   The fastest pacer to date is a filly: Sylph Hanover, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Artiscape mare She's A Fan, who secured the pocket early from post eight, then smoked home in :55.2 to win by 14 3...
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