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Barynya carries win streak into Yonkers Open

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Since arriving in the barn of trainer Ettore Annunziata, 8-year-old mare Barynya has shown steady improvement. Although she found herself in Yonkers Raceway's bottom class for non-winners of $5,000 last five as recently as April 24, she's earned a chance to compete in the $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace Friday night.   Annunziata bought Barynya this spring as a means of replenis...
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Graduate legs set for Sunday at Tioga

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
The eyes of the harness racing world shift to Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 10) when that New York venue hosts the third and last preliminary leg of the $1 million Graduate series for 4-year-olds and the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers. The Graduate drew a strong response at the entry box, resulting in three $50,000 divisions of pacers and a pair of trotting races. Trott...
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Skippin By wins Philly mare feature in 1:51.2

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Skippin By drew clear of a tough field for the second straight week, winning the $14,500 distaff pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia Friday afternoon in 1:51.2. Brett Miller, a winner in four of the card's first eight races, made the early lead with the daughter of Shadow Play, then yielded to Juslikeaqueen and was content to draft in behind through fractions of :26.3, :55.4 and 1:23.1. Tur...
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Mohawk baby races to be streamed live

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park will be live streaming Saturday morning’s two-year-old qualifier at www.WoodbineMohawkPark.com. The first baby race session of the season will have 11-races and gets underway at 10 a.m. The entire session will be available through a live stream at www.WoodbineMohawkPark.com and Mark McKelvie will handle the announcing duties for the morning  Woodbine...
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Chelseas Chance beats boys at Buffalo

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
After equaling the Buffalo Raceway all-time trotting track record and smashing the older mare mark as well last week with a 1:56.1 mile, Chelseas Chance was rewarded with a date with the boys in the $11,500 Open Trot on Friday night (June 8). No problem. Decked out in hot pink, Chelseas Chance (Billy Davis Jr.) showed the fellas that she was a dangerous damsel as she turned them back in 1:...
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Mach It A Par scores in 1:52.3 in Yonkers feature

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returned from hiatus Friday night (June 8), with Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $10.60) winning the featured $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fifth from post position No. 6, Mach It A Par watched as Meadows returnee Medusa (Brian Sears) led the early floor show through intervals of :27 and :56.1. Freakonomics (Eric Goodell) took out of fourth, though not advancin...
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Tempus Seelster picks up another Saratoga win

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
Tempus Seelster (Big Jim) owned three wins in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel when she drew the rail in Friday night’s feature. Billy Dobson is the regular driver for the 5 year old Jim Nickerson-trained mare who was again tasked with defeating the weekly Open favorite Spreester. Spreester (Frank Coppola Jr) got away last in the six-horse feature while Tempus Seelster ...
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OSS on tap at Scioto Downs, Northfield

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Sixteen sophomore pacing colts are set to line up behind the Scioto Downs starting gate in a pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests on Saturday night. First race post time is 6:30 p.m., ET, with the two OSS events scheduled as Race 5 (7:50 p.m.) and Race 10 (9:30 p.m.) in round two of the four-leg series.   OSS combatants include Leg 1 winners Bounding Dragon and Rockn...
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Crawford buys interest in filly trotter Atlanta

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Horseman Rick Zeron has announced that he has sold an interest in his 3-year-old filly trotter Atlanta to Crawford Farms. On Memorial Day, Atlanta became the fastest sophomore trotter of the 2018 season when she won the Empire Breeders Classic in 1:50.3.   Zeron told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider that he sold part of his ownership interest in Atlanta. The Atlanta owne...
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Another try for 100 for Foiled Again at Meadows

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
He's the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in career earnings, but in his final year of racing, 14-year-old Foiled Again would like to nail down one more accomplishment--career win 100. He'll shoot for that elusive milestone Saturday at The Meadows when he leaves from post 2 with Dave Palone in race 11. First post for the special Belmont Day card is 11:25 a.m.   ...
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Delaware sees $322,135 in first-day sports bets

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Espn.com has reported $322,135 was bet on sports at Delaware's three racetracks of Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park on Tuesday, June 5, the first day the First State offered full-blown sports wagering. The number comes despite both the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals were on travel days and there were no games being played. Delaware, one of four states not included in the...
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Shnitzledosomethin will be player in NA Cup

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Peter Wrenn expects Shnitzledosomethin to do something he always does when it comes time to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday in his Pepsi North America Cup elimination -- be right in the mix.   Over the course of his 15-race career, Shnitzledosomethin has posted seven wins and hit the board a total of 14 times. The only time the colt finished outside the top three came last ...
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Manchego goes for 14th straight Tuesday at PcD

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Undefeated trotting filly sensation Manchego returns to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night, racing in one of four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars series event.   Manchego, a daughter of Muscle Hill trained by Jimmy Takter for owners Black Horse Racing, John Fielding, and Herb Liverman, went 12-for-12 during her freshman campaign, of course earning division...
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Crazy Wow looks to repeat in Hill Memorial

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Burke believes Crazy Wow feels at home in the Midwest. Chris Page is not going to argue.   "I don't know what it is, but I know I've had good luck with him out here," said Page, who will drive Crazy Wow for trainer Burke in Saturday's $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial for older trotters at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Page teamed with Crazy Wow to win last year's edition of the race with a tra...
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Betfair to run Meadowlands, Tioga sportsbooks

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Betfair US announced Thursday that it has reached long-term agreements for retail and online/mobile sports betting with Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey and Tioga Downs in New York. Under the agreements, Betfair US will provide a full suite of cutting edge sports betting products to customers in New Jersey and New York pending legislative and regulatory authorization.   Betfair US...
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The Veteran cruises in Saratoga overnight

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Out-of-town conditioner George Ducharme often brings some of his young horses to Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete, most times early in the year before the start of Sire Stakes season.   On Thursday afternoon, Ducharme brought his The Veteran (Muscle Mass) to town to compete in the $9,000 feature for New York-sired trotters. The Veteran finished third in last year's New York Sire Sta...
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NA Cup, stakes elims in Weekend Preview!

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
There's a whole lotta racing going on this weekend, centered primarily at Woodbine Mohawk Park where there are eliminations for several major stakes, including the Pepsi North America Cup. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainers Jimmy Takter and Tony Alagna talk about changes they've made on their respective contenders, Lost In Time and Stay Hungry, for the NA Cup elims. Tra...
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Arch Credit wires field in Philly feature trot

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Arch Credit and driver Andrew McCarthy never looked back in winning the $17,000 featured trot Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with the altered son of Credit Winner posting a new mark of 1:54.   Arch Credit posted fractions of :27, :56.4 and 1:24.4, the last while shaking off the first-over bid of Pricelesspossesion. Through the stretch favored Mississippi Storm, ca...
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Cecere sweeps Plainridge features

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Lindy Racing head trainer Domenico Cecere brought a group of their prospects from the farm's Somers, Conn. base for some early-season work. At the end of the day, Cecere trainees captured the pair of $10,000 conditioned trotting events at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon. In the first feature, Kinda Lucky Lindy (Greg Merton) got away second and sat the pocket behind On First (Mark Athe...
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Menary has contingent set for NA Cup elim night

on 06/07/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Dave Menary sends out several stakes prospects in elimination action this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including two from his own barn and one that he owns in the Pepsi North America Cup. Menary’s pair of Cup trainees, Topville Olympian and Dragon Time, race in the first and second eliminations respectively. St Lads Neptune, who Menary bought into earlier this season, goes in the...
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