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Burke reviews his PASS 3FP for Monday at Mea

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Action in the 3-year-old pacing fillies division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes shifts to The Meadows on Monday (June 11), where trainer Ron Burke will send out a quality quartet that already has combined for nearly $800,000 in career earnings. The $159,838 stake, known as the Adios Betty, features two divisions, races eight and nine. First post is 1:05  All four of Burke’s fillies...
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Broadway Donna, Lagerfeld dead heat in Philly

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
A two-time divisional champion mare and a driver who is undefeated in his entire racing career dead-heated for the win in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, and came very close to the divisional world record for a trotting tie. Broadway Donna, tops in her class at two and three, was driven aggressively by Tyler Buter, spotting early then making...
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Twisted Pretzel scores in 1:55.2 at Saratoga

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Last season, Twisted Pretzel was named Trotter of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel after winning 13 times at the Spa with six of his victories coming in the Open Trot. Although 2018 hasn’t been as strong as ’17 was thus far for Twisted Pretzel, the veteran trotter did come into Sunday’s feature as a three-time winner this season with one victory in the $14,500 Open. On Sunday, Twiste...
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Graduate 5th win of '18 for Filibuster Hanover

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Fillibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras) won the first division of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 10). Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers and two divisions for trotters.  All five raced for a purse of $50,000.  Also on hand were three divisions of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore pac...
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Delaware horseman Ralph Holloway dies

on 06/10/2018 2:00 AM
Ralph Lewis Holloway, WW II veteran, age 92, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday (June 5) after valiantly fighting Alzheimer’s disease for over 15 years. Born in Selbyville, Del., Mr.  Holloway resided in Frankford since his marriage to Eunice Holloway in 1948. He graduated from Selbyville High School, Class of 1943, and from Goldey-Beacom College, located in Wilm...
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Wolfgang, Alarm Detector take Goodtimes elims

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
The return of the reigning Canadian and American Horse of the Year highlighted stakes elimination action Friday (June 8) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Armbro Flight for trotting mares and Goodtimes for 3-year-old trotting males both required two eliminations Friday to kick off a busy stakes weekend. Hannelore Hanover, last year’s O’Brien and Dan Patch Award champion, returned to Woo...
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TJ Miller drives winner in amateur race at Big M

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
You could say Team Orange crushed it at the Meadowlands. The husband and wife team of Andy and Julie Miller -- and 20-year-old son T.J. -- all had a good time of it Friday night (June 8) as the Julie-trained Double L Lindy won the feature, son T.J. won his first-ever Big M drive, and then for good measure, Andy scored in the eighth race with an 8-1 shot. Double L Lindy was superb in taking the...
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Frisky Joe, KJ's Caroline win at Vernon, Tioga

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Frisky Joe (Truman Gale) took the featured $9,000 trot at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) went to the front and carved out all the early fractions (:27.4, :58, 1:27). Muscles Jared (Jimmy Whittemore) went first-over just before the first quarter. The two battled all the way down the backstretch and to the three-quarter pole. Muscles Jared finally took contr...
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Holloway-trained filly wins baby race in 1:53.3

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Saturday (June 9) Breakfast With The Babies, sponsored by Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farm, was conducted under perfect conditions on a clear, windless morning with temperatures in the 70s. The Meadowlands racetrack was rated as fas The Captaintreacherous colts were on display in a big way as a half-dozen well-bred colts from his first crop purchased last fall by Myron Bell’s consortium and ...
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Turn The Paige sets 5/8 mile record in Philly

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
The mare Turn The Paige and driver Jackie Ingrassia missed the world record for a five-eighths mile trot over a five-eighths mile track by two-fifths of a second while taking a $12,500 event at Harrah’s Philadelphia Saturday afternoon in 1:09.2 – but with the energy the winner showed, the record could have been hers with a better trip.  Actually, it’s hard to imagine a worse trip for...
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Carolina Beach captures Saratoga open

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Back in March, the Melissa Beckwith-trained Carolina Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) won his debut in the Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The gelding was only lightly raced in 2017 but has put together a strong 4-year-old campaign here in ’18. On Saturday night, Carolina Beach went off at odds of 7-2 while starting from post three in just his third try while competing in the $14,500 Open. After ...
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Homicide Hunter sets 1:50.3 Scioto record in Hill

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Homicide Hunter and driver Aaron Merriman moved to the lead following the halfway point of Saturday’s (June 9) Charlie Hill Memorial and never looked back, winning the $200,000 event for older trotters by 4-1/2 lengths over In Secret in 1:50.3 on a track labeled good at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Charmed Life finished third. The winning time equaled the world record for an older gelding trott...
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Panimal Kingdom's 1:53.3 fastest in Buckeye

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Eldorado Scioto Downs hosted the second leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-year-old pacing colts Friday (June 8). Some fast colts filled the card with six races throughout the evening. Besides speed, two colts brought their 2018 earnings to over $20,000 in this leg. Yankee Osborne in race three was the first Buckeye Stallion Series race winner of the evening, coming to the wire in 1...
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Foiled Again just misses win number 100

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in lifetime earnings, fell a head short in his quest for career win 100 Saturday (June 9) at The Meadows when he couldn’t get by a stubborn Bilbo Hanover and finished second. In their non-winners of $3,500 conditioned race, Bilbo Hanover pulled the pocket midway down the backside for Aaron Merriman while Foiled Again ...
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Sir Ziggy's Z Tam uses pocket trip to score

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Sir Ziggy's Z Tam ($12.40) got a perfect pocket trip then ended up with Buffalo Raceway's all-time track record on Saturday night (June 9) by winning the featured $11,500 Open Pace in 1:51.2 over the fast track, eclipsing the old mark of 1:52 set by Fireyourguns in 2015. "The horse gave me goose bumps," driver Billy Davis Jr. said after the record breaking mile with Sir Ziggy's Z Tam. "I kn...
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Golden Brit takes Vernon feature; Whittemore wins 4

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Jimmy Whittemore won four races on Friday night (June 8) and four again on Saturday night (June 9) at Vernon Downs. Also, Golden Brit (Adam Capizano) won the $5,100 featured pace. Sapient Hanover (John MacDonald) laid down all the early fractions (:26.2, :54.2, 1:22.2). Golden Brit ($39.80) followed patiently in the pocket until zooming by in the stretch to win easily in a lifetime...
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Big carryover at Hoosier on Tuesday

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
With a carry-over of in excess of $19,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced the largest guaranteed pool to date, a $50,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool, for Tuesday, June 12, 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 signatur...
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Prairie Fortune wins third straight Tioga Open

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) took the Open Trot ($12,000) at Tioga Downs for the third time in a row on Saturday (June 9). Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron)  controlled all the early fractions (:26.4, :56.1, 124.4). Prairie Fortune ($4.20) went first-over from last just before the half and took over after the three quarter pole.  Owned by Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters, he cru...
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Boston Red Rocks paces 1:48.2 in Pocono win

on 06/09/2018 2:00 AM
All the bettors’ attention was focused on Rodeo Romeo and Rockeyed Optimist, 1-2 in the Great Northeast Open Series pacing standings and 1-2 at the post draw, but Mach It So, a winner here recently and still let go as the 11-1 third choice, set the pace and held off Rodeo Romeo by a head to win a $30,000 Great Northeast  event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night (June 9). ...
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Stormont Chief fastest in Grassroots

on 06/08/2018 2:00 AM
A trio of fresh faces graced the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening in the first Grassroots event of the three-year-old trotting filly season. Making just her second lifetime start, Magical Glider captured the first division off a confident steer from Chris Christoforou, Jr. Starting from post 3 Christoforou eased Magical Glider into sixth as Prince...
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