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Wolfgang looks to cook up Goodtimes victory

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Wolfgang will try to continue his rise among Hambletonian Stakes contenders when he faces nine rivals in Saturday's $266,000 Goodtimes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Goodtimes is one of the stakes stops on the road to August's $1.2 million Hambletonian, which is the sport's premier race for 3-year-old trotters.   Two of the past four winners of the Goodtimes have gone on to captu...
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Posts drawn for $1 million Pepsi NA Cup

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
The post position draw for this Saturday's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup took place Tuesday during a noontime luncheon at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Woodbine Entertainment streamed the draw, which featured Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Connor Carrick performing the celebrity drawmaster duties.   Three Cup eliminations took place at Mohawk this past weekend, and the connec...
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Sue Brickell memorial service set for June 19

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Susan J. Brickell, one of the most stalwart of workers and supporters on the Pennsylvania Fair Circuit and the winner of the 2008 Mary Lib Miller Award, the highest honor given by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the Moffit Cancer Center of Tampa on May 19, one month before her 67th birthday.   ...
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Impressive 2YOs in action at Harrah's Philly

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Some very nice 2 year olds were on display during a morning qualifying session at Harrah's Philadelphia on Tuesday. The barns of Noel Daley and Jim Campbell were especially hot, sending out four and three winning freshmen, respectively.   Among the highlights was the Somebeachsomewhere colt Union Station, named for bluegrass musician Alison Krauss' band, making sweet music...
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Hugh Mitchell joins Woodbine board

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (Woodbine) has announced the appointment of Hugh Mitchell to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mitchell is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Fair District in London, Ontario. Throughout his successful career, Mr. Mitchell has led the horse racing industry in various prominent roles including as the Chairman of the Board of Harness Tracks o...
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Slick Tony, America First win DSBF splits

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($3.60, Russell Foster), was a 1:53.4 winner in the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday at Harrington Raceway. In the first of two divisions, Transitioning Joy came away with the early lead from his rail post position with Evolution Tour in the pocket. Favorite Slick Tony settled in thi...
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Jamie's Renegade, Ibetyoucanwiggle win DSBF

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Deborah Bozman and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($5.40, Russell Foster), made her Delaware Standardbred Breeders fund debut a winning one Tuesday with a 1:55.1 win in the first $20,000 leg at Harrington Raceway. The Pacific Renegade 3-year-old filly was making just her 5th career start and sprung a mild upset over pacesetting favorite Go Sandy Go with a strong surge in the stre...
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Ilana Z Tam wins PA Stallion division at 22-1

on 06/12/2018 2:00 AM
Stranded outside without cover past the half, Ilana Z Tam bowed her head, brushed past the leader and pulled off a 22-1 shocker in Tuesday’s $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Seen At Rio Deo, Miss Hill and Zuluwarriorhanover taking the other splits. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. enjoyed a stake doub...
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LMC Mass Gem wins despite adversity

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
LMC Mass Gem overcame a double jump in class, post eight, a sloppy track, and being parked three-eighths of a mile before getting the top, surmounting the adversity to post a 1 1/4-length, 1:56.3 triumph in the $17,500 featured trot over a "sloppy" track Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The Muscle Mass gelding is certainly in the winning grove right now, having take...
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Somebeach to join Nova Scotia Hall of Fame

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
The great pacer Somebeachsomewhere will be inducted into the Nova Scotia Hall of Fame on Friday, night, Nov. 2. Among the most famous of the Nova Scotia Hall members is Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.   The 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Night will take place at the Halifax Convention Centre. Four athletes, one team, and two builders wi...
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New Jersey Gov. signs sports wagering bill

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill that allows sports wagering in New Jersey at racetracks, casinos, sites of former racetracks and online.   Monmouth Park, which partnered with William Hill US to operate its sportsbook, has been waiting for the governor to sign the bill--which had been passed by the state legislature on June 7--so it could begin oper...
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Sweet Lou 2FP impresses in Gaitway qualifier

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras was impressed with 2-year-old female pacer Warrawee Ubeaut when he trained her earlier this year in Florida, and the filly continued to get high marks from Gingras following her first qualifier on Monday at New Jersey's Gaitway Farm.   Warrawee Ubeaut, a daughter of Sweet Lou out of Great Memories, paced her mile in 1:56 with a :26.3 final quarter mile to w...
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Hi-5 mandatory payout on NA Cup night

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment today announced a mandatory payout for the Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 on Saturday, June 16. The Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout adds to an already stacked card, which is headlined by the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. Horseplayers will be flooded with big pools and competitive racing all evening leading up to the Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on the card...
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Sidewalk Dancer, Serene Stride take PASS splits

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
Sidewalk Dancer peeled off cover past the three-quarters, turned on the jets in the lane and rolled to her third straight victory in Monday’s $159,868 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over two divisions, with Serene Stride taking the other split. All the victories in Sidewalk Dancer’s current strea...
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Starznheaven shines again at Plainridge

on 06/11/2018 2:00 AM
It might be that fresh New England air or the fact he’s been back on a five-eighths-mile track where he seems to do his best work. Either way, the razor-sharp Starznheaven has now registered back-to-back feature race victories at Plainridge Park after winning the $16,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Monday afternoon.  Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) left sharply and grabbed the lead from...
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Marohn wins 6; All Bets Off scores in 1:48 at M

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
It’s hard to say who had the better night at the Meadowlands Saturday. Was it driver Jim Marohn Jr., who drove six winners on the program? Or was it All Bets Off, whom Marohn guided to a North American season’s record of 1:48 in taking the featured Preferred Handicap for pacers? Tough call. All Bets Off, who upped his lifetime earnings to $2.97 million, scorched the Big M’s mi...
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Yonkers features to Somewhere In LA, Tight Lines

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Somewhere In L A (Jason Bartlett, $4.80) and Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory, $8.10) shared the Saturday night (June 9) spotlight, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicaps. Favored Somewhere In L A, remanded behind the eight-ball in week’s adult pace, was parked past a :26.4 opening quarter-mile to make the lead. He did so around Always at My Place (George Brennan), with S...
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Cup elims to Stay Hungry, Wes Delight, Lather Up

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
The field is set for the 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup following Saturday evening’s three $50,000 eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 29 three-year-old pacers were split into a trio of eliminations with the top-three finishers from each division, plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot, advancing to next week’s $1 million final. O’Brien Award winner Stay...
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Fields are set for Fan Hanover, Roses Are Red

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
The stacked Pepsi North America Cup undercard is set following Saturday’s (June 9) eliminations for the Fan Hanover and Roses Are Red at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Both events required two eliminations on Saturday, with 16 3-year-old pacing fillies competing in the Fan Hanover and 19 older pacing mares in the Roses Are Red. Sudden Passing found room late to get up and defeat race-favourite Ale...
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Cinnamack, Rockathon take OSS for 3YO colts

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Despite a threatening night of thunder, lightning, high winds and showers, owner Bruce Trogdon couldn’t have been happier June 9, when Cinnamack and Bounding Dragon finished first and second in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts at Scioto Downs. "I was so happy to see both of them leading down the stretch," noted Trogdon. "Of course ...
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