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Lindy's Big Bang a 1:52.2 PA All Star winner

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt trotters who may have been eyeing the Earl Beal Trot, with its $500,000 final on Saturday, June 30, had their final pretest six days before the eliminations, as they contested three $30,000 divisions of their Pennsylvania All-Stars event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Patent Leather came a long way uncovered from midpack, collaring pacesetting (27, 55.4, 1:24.2) fav...
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French trotters arrive; series begins Aug. 5

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Nearly two dozen French trotters were safely released from their New York Federal quarantine facility Saturday morning and are now in the hands of their new American owners.   These Trotteur Francais horses will race for their new owners as part of the French American Trotting Club, a series of races this summer at Yonkers Raceway exclusively for the French horses acquired in t...
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Posts drawn for Sun Stakes Saturday elims

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
The elimination races for the $2,000,000 Sun Stakes Saturday supercard at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono have been drawn. The elimination races will be conducted this Saturday, June 23, with those advancing to the championships going for the big money on Saturday, June 30.   A tremendous amount of subplots already suggest themselves from the elimination draws: the undefeated filly ...
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Captain colt De Los Cielos Deo in 1:52.3

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Scott DiDomenico got his first look at a new addition to his stable during Monday's (June 18) qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm while trainer Ron Burke got his final look at a number of horses that will soon begin their racing careers. Both were pleased. DiDomenico's newcomer was 2-year-old female pacer So Awesome, who won her qualifier in 1:56.4 with Tim Tetrick in the sul...
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Slick Tony completes sweep of DSBF legs

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.10, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old male pace eliminations at Harrington Raceway Monday (June 18) with a 1:53.1 win in the first of two $20,000 divisions. The No Spin Zone colt has dominated the DSBF ranks, with 13 wins in 17 career starts. Sent off as the 1-9 favorite, Slick Tony cruised to an easy win o...
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Lady's Dude uses Lightning Lane to score at Mea

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Lady's Dude yielded the lead to Classicality after a contested first quarter but brushed by him late in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s (June 18) $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Although Lady’s Dude couldn’t keep Classicality from the front, he stretched his rival out to a demanding :27 panel. That might have been just the edge he needed, as the 7-year-old Victo...
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Starznheaven scores third straight victory

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
Starznheaven remained undefeated at Plainridge Park after scoring his third consecutive top-class win when he went from worst to first in the blink of an eye to win the $16,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Monday afternoon (June 18). Starting from post eight, driver Greg Merton hit the pylons last while Mysharona Bluechip (Eddie Davis Jr.) and Kenrick N (Ron Cushing) were engaged in a knoc...
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Rootin Tootin's 1:53.4 leads NYSS at Monticello

on 06/18/2018 2:00 AM
It was the hottest day of the year thus far at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon (June 18) as temperatures were in the 90-degree range as the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings came to town. The first $39,200 heat of Sire Stakes went to post with six starters in the first race. Post time favorite Real Surreal put in a few extra steps as the gate left and mad...
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Lather Up dominates in North America Cup

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
Lather Up proved he was a step above his competition by capturing the 35th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night (June 16) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Clyde Francis, Lather Up and driver Montrell Teague powered forward from the beginning and took no prisoners en route to a four-length score in 1:48.1. "It's a sensational feeling," said co-owner and breeder...
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Good times for Wolfgang in Goodtimes

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainee Wolfgang has stamped himself as a top dog in the 3-year-old trotting division following a strong 1:52.1 victory in Saturday’s $266,000 Goodtimes Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The son of My MVP circled to the lead from second entering the backstretch and proceeded to say goodnight to his rivals, drawing away to win by four lengths. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Wolfgan...
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Western Fame takes Meadowlands feature

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
It wasn’t your typical Saturday night at the Meadowlands. In addition to the usual competitive 11-race program and simulcast of the $1 million North America Cup from Woodbine Mohawk Park, the mile oval hosted something a bit unusual. The seventh-annual editions of the Ostrich Derby and Cameltonian were contested, much to the delight of the huge crowd that gathered on a beautiful evenin...
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In Secret wins Yonkers’ Father’s Day feature

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
Favored In Secret (George Brennan, $6.60) did it in style Sunday afternoon, fashioning a Father’s Day track record in Yonkers Raceway’s $54,800 Open Handicap Trot The overflow field of 10—including two in the back of the bus—went as the opener and the first of four mile-and-a-quarter ‘French’ trots. Quite eager from assigned post position No. 7, In Secret worked around Fea...
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Sunday racing round-up

on 06/17/2018 2:00 AM
NLG Racing Stable's Nocturnal Blue Chip (George Napolitano Jr.) went gate-to-wire in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a pace for non-winners of $22,500 in their last five starts going for a purse of $18,000. Starting from post one, the 5-year-old gelded son of Bettor's Delight made an uncontested lead, setting fractions of :27.1, :55.3 and 1:23.1, The Gareth Dowse trainee ...
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Mission Accepted wins OHSS 3CT split in 1:52

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
The trio of 3-year-old trotting colts who captured their respective $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes on Friday night at Scioto Downs couldn’t be more different. All three are by different Ohio-registered stallions; none were trained or driven by the same person; and all have ownership connections from three different states. Mission Accepted, who captured leg one of this series on May 6 at Miami Va...
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Helpisontheway sets Tioga Mark in NYSS

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
Helpisontheway (Tim Tetrick) won the $39,900 first division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday, setting the track record for sophomore trotting colts with a time of 1:52.2. It was one of the three divisions of the NYSS that were held on Friday. Dan Patch Award winner Fourth Dimension (Brian Sears) made his 3-year-old debut on...
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Father Patrick freshmen impress at Big M

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies sponsored by Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms took place at The Meadowlands on a grand Saturday morning (June 16) with clear skies, little breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s at 10 a.m. It turned out to be Father Patrick day as that first crop sire had five winners in the seven trotting races, an impressive showing indeed. Trotting fillies opened the card with W...
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Hannelore Hanover three-peats Armbro Flight

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover captured her third consecutive Armbro Flight Stakes on Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup undercard at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The reigning Canadian and American Horse of the Year was untouchable in the $250,000 event for trotting mares, as she completed a front-end mission with a :27.2 final-quarter to win by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:52. "Right now she couldn’t be any better,...
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Stride Of Pride repeats at Meadows

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
Stride Of Pride busted out of jail at the top of the lane and went on to capture his second straight victory in Saturday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Stride Of Pride was third into the final turn but in tight quarters along the cones. When Ronnie Wrenn Jr. angled him wide off the pylons, the 5-year-old Manhardt-Apple B gelding brushed past Reggiano, who raced well first o...
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Sintra soars in Mohawk Gold Cup

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
Sintra converted off a perfect second-over trip from driver Jody Jamieson to win the $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup on Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup undercard at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A strong field of nine pacers, featuring eight older heavyweights and 3-year-old Jimmy Freight, battled in the annual Invitational. Nirvana Seelster and driver Trevor Henry did the heavy-lifting early, cut...
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Shower Play, Shartin N win Mohawk stakes

on 06/16/2018 2:00 AM
Shower Play arrived on the scene late to score with a wide rally in the $415,000 Fan Hanover on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Rene Dion and in rein to Louis Phillipe Roy, the Ontario-sired daughter of Shadow Play picked up her first major career score following a strong second in last week’s elimination to Kissin In The Sand. "Every time I drove her, even when I qu...
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