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Pacing mares featured Friday at Meadowlands

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Easter holiday weekend of live racing at the Meadowlands kicks off with an 11-race card on Friday evening.   The featured event is race two a $17,500 overnight comprised of seven gifted pacing mares, five of which are coming into the race off a win in their most recent start.   Delightful Dragon has strung together a pair of wins, a 1:51.4 score at fhe Meadowlands two back foll...
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Meadows trainer Andrews has paid her dues

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
For more than 20 years, Sarah Andrews paid her dues, working as an assistant trainer for a number of stables, including some of the most prominent in harness racing. All that hard work and learning has paid off, as Andrews has emerged as one of the leading percentage trainers at The Meadows this year.   Andrews will send out five horses Saturday, when the card begins at 1:05 p.m.   ...
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Big M gearing up for big Super Saturday

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
Last Saturday, March 24, was a big one at the Meadowlands as for the second time this year, handle on the live program reached the magic $3 million mark.   Total play was $3,086,823 on the 12-race program, a number surpassed only once earlier in the meeting, when betting reached $3,454,633 on March 3.   In addition, the track saw big action on its Pick-4 and Pick-5 bets.   "...
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Preferred stars qualify Thursday at Mohawk Park

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
With the start of the 2018 Woodbine, Mohawk Park racing season quickly approaching, several talented older performers resurfaced Thursday morning for qualifying action. Visibility was a bit of an issue for Thursday's nine-race qualifying session, as fog made it difficult to see the horses from the half until midstretch. The track was listed as "fast" with a one-second variant. O'Brien Award wi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
The George Morton Levy Memorial Series continues at Yonkers Raceway this weekend but leg three has a new face in the sulky behind Mach It So: Hall of Famer David Miller, who gave an update to Gordon Waterstone on his East Coast return in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Jordan Stratton had a Matchmaker winner last time out in round two but read why he believes he should have ...
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Minore wins NAADA leg with Wygant Prince

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
On an extremely foggy afternoon with intermittent rain falling in New York's southern Catskill Mountains, Paul Minore sat a two-hole trip then rallied his old warhorse, Wygant Prince, to a neck victory in the third leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) trot at Monticello Raceway on Thursday. After starting from the pole position Minore parked Jennifer Lappe's Here Come N...
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Yonkers to begin “All-Superfecta Mondays”

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway shall begin "All-Superfecta Mondays," effective this coming Monday, April 2. "Mondays have been one of our best handle nights of the week, and we’re confident adding superfectas throughout the card are going to make it even better," Raceway COO Bob Galterio said. "We appreciate the support of the New York State Gaming Commission in this request." To get an early start w...
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Sometimesawinner wins Sagamore Hill final

on 03/28/2018 2:00 AM
"He's just push-button."   Such was driver George Brennan's take after odds-on favorite Sometimesawinner ($3.80) delivered the Tuesday night mail in Yonkers Raceway's $63,400 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series.   The annual Teddy Roosevelt revival was the Raceway's richest race of the season to date.   The series, for 3- and 4-year-old young men who ...
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Napolitano sweeps Pocono features

on 03/28/2018 2:00 AM
Red-hot driver Anthony Napolitano swept the $15,000 tri-features, one on the trot and two on the pace, in Tuesday action over a "good" track later downgraded to "sloppy" at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Napolitano triumphed in both halves of the Early Double, first guiding the Yankee Glide gelding Danish Design to a head victory over Boinganator in 1:57.3 in the trot headliner....
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USTA introduces online driver/trainer licensing

on 03/28/2018 2:00 AM
Applications for driver's and trainer's licenses can now be completed and submitted online through a USTA Online Account. After logging into the My Account Services page and selecting the license, then Driver/Trainer options, all of the necessary tools to apply for a license online are available. In addition, My Account allows the applicant to see the status of the licensing process, inc...
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King hopes "ET" can dial up a DSBF victory

on 03/28/2018 2:00 AM
He's known around the barn as E.T., but Evolution Tour is not from outer space--even if trainer Jim King Jr. says with a laugh the gelding is "an alien." This E.T. is quite at home in Delaware, where this week the 3-year-old pacer will try to capture his first DSBF championship after two narrow misses last season.   Dover Downs hosts four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders...
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Krystal C wins fourth straight at Buffalo

on 03/28/2018 2:00 AM
Krystal C continued an impressive 2018 campaign on Wednesday night (March 28) as she won her fourth consecutive race with a come from behind nose victory overAritziaHanover in Buffalo Raceway's featured $7,700 pace for the mares.   The 5-year-old Krystal C (Ray Fisher Jr.) has now hit the board in all nine starts this season and toured the Hamburg half-mile oval in a career-best 1:5...
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Caviart Cherie overcomes post 8 to win Petticoat

on 03/27/2018 2:00 AM
She beat the gate, then beat her foes, both with the greatest of ease.   Caviart Cherie (Jordan Stratton, $20.20) offered an eight-hole tour de force Monday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $62,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series.   There wasn't much to the finale, which wrapped a four-week series for 3- and 4-year-old lasses who are/were non-winners of four races an...
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Record 36 nominations to Prix d'Ete

on 03/27/2018 2:00 AM
A record number of 4-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000© fifth renewal of the Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R in Quebec on Sunday, Aug. 19. Headlining the list of 36 nominees is Filibuster Hanover, who won $724,029 last year with a record of 1:48.4 for the Ron Burke Stable. Burke and company will be seeking their third Prix D'Ete victory in 2018. Of the top 10 money w...
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Ater has a winner in Sandys Victory

on 03/27/2018 2:00 AM
Dan Ater has spent more than four decades in harness racing, winning nearly 1,500 races as a trainer and 1,700 as a driver on his way to a spot in the Ohio Hall of Fame, but he has never experienced anything like the ride he is enjoying as the owner of Sandys Victory. Ater purchased the 7-year-old female trotter for $8,200 at an auction in November 2016 and has watched the mare win 21 races an...
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French American Trotting Club fills

on 03/27/2018 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York is pleased to announce that the French American Trotting Club has reached capacity and will move forward with the acquisition of French trotters to race at Yonkers Raceway.   The French American Trotting Club will move forward with 23 or 24 participants, each acquiring a French trotter for $28,000 which includes shipping costs. The hor...
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Burke trainees one-two in Meadows feature

on 03/27/2018 2:00 AM
Camera Lady dug deep near the wire to hold off the furious Lightning Lane charge of her stablemate, Rosemary Rose, and capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Camera Lady won the duel for the early lead, but with Rosemary Rose stalking from the pocket, it was clear that Camera Lady would be challenged late. Indeed she was, but the 4-year-old daug...
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Dover deja vu all over again for Tetrick

on 03/27/2018 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick won five races for the second straight day while Theresademoninme won the $30,000 Open Handicap Trot for the third straight week on Tuesday at Dover Downs.  Theresademoninme rolled out of post seven to snatch the early lead and was never headed in a 1:53.2 victory, his third straight and fifth in the last seven. Jonathan Roberts was in his regular spot driving the Kadabra-T...
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Weslynn Dancer, Freddie Mac win at Pocono

on 03/26/2018 2:00 AM
Weslynn Dancer and Freddie Mac, lining up behind opposite ends of the starting gate, were the winners in the twin $17,000 trotting features Sunday night (March 25) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Weslynn Dancer, a good-closing third in his first race in 4-1/2 months last week and favored from the rail, made an early move to the lead for driver Simon Allard, then stepped home i...
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Gregory points lone pacer to Sagamore Hill win

on 03/26/2018 2:00 AM
Point Somewherelse enjoys a special place in Jeff Gregory's stable, and not solely because the stallion is Gregory's only pacer. Point Somewherelse was bred by Bill Weaver, a Hall of Fame breeder and owner who passed away two years ago, and Gregory drove the horse's dam, Don't Point At, during her final season of racing in 2013.   A year later, Gregory decided to cut back on catch d...
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