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Dapper Dude wins battle of millionaires at Meadows

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
In a rare battle of millionaires, Dapper Dude got the jump on Dancin Yankee and held him at bay late to capture Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude was drafting in the pocket behind his stablemate, Anythingforlove A, when Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent him after the lead past the three-quarters. The 9-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest blew by in a ...
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Big turnout for Diamond Creek PA open house

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday, June 2 was a perfect day to pay a visit to the Diamond Creek Farm Open House and get up close and personal with the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 2016 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot winner Southwind Frank, world-record holder Always B Miki, and 2014 Ben Franklin winner Sweet Lou, along with numerous mares and a few adorable foals. Children of all ages experienced the farm’s ame...
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Tetrick sweeps stakes action at Hoosier Park

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
It was a good week to be Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s leading driver Trace Tetrick as he made a clean sweep, winning all four divisions, of the opening round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tetrick completed that feat after he steered Dee Rocks to victory in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-y...
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Brown Stable sweeps Ohio Sires Stakes at Northfield

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Brian Brown was all smiles Saturday night in the Northfield Park winner's circle and with good reason.   The 2017 Dan Patch Trainer of the Year did nothing less than harness every winner of the night's three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies. It was the second round of action in the four-leg series. "It's definitely a good night," Brown admitted. "It ...
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Somebeachsomewhere, Graduate contested

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
The road to the Pepsi North America Cup made a final stop on Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes. A group of 28 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings competed over three $60,000 divisions with 19 of the 28 competitors eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup. The first division saw Burning Midnight and driver Trevor Henry pull off a 28-1 stunner i...
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Youaremycandygirl in Sunday NYSS at Tioga

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies will take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3).  Each division will race for a purse of $40,600. In the first division, I’m Trigger Happy (Scott Zeron) is the morning line favorite at 5-2.  The 3-year-old filly by Art Major is owned by Let It Ride Stables and trained by Ross&nbs...
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Crown champ Fiftydallarbill wins Ind. SS final

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Fiftydallarbill and Trace Tetrick made a clean sweep of the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, May 31. With a final time of 1:53.4, the 2017 Breeders Crown two-year-old trotting colt champion is no...
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Hello Love takes 1:52.4 mark in Ont. Grassroots

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Steacy earned his second straight Johnston Cup award as the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s leading trainer in 2017, and the horseman tallied two wins in support of a third title in the three-year-old pacing filly Grassroots opener at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday, May 31. Steacy trainee Hello Love went off as the favorite in the first $19,150 division and delivered a brave effort afte...
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10YO Dancin Yankee set for Saturday at Mea

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Many 10-year-old horses with nearly $1.7 million in their bank accounts would back off a little, perhaps enjoy a cozy retirement or a frolic in the breeding shed. Not Dancin Yankee. This old gent is still competing and winning at top levels. In fact, he’ll be seeking his fourth straight victory in Saturday’s (June 2) $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A $17,000 yearling acquisi...
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Ohio Sires 3YO Filly Pace Saturday at Northfield

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies will complement the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie program on Saturday night (June 2) at Northfield Park. The three OSS events -- carded as races seven, 10 and 12 of the 16 races offered Saturday -- see 2017 Dan Patch Trainer of the Year Brian Brown sending out a six-pack of sophomore distaffs, including OSS leg one winne...
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Gibb enjoying being back with Standardbreds

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
When Joni Gibb was a teenager, she had quarter horses and was involved in barrel racing. She gave up the sport 30 years ago, which until recently ended her involvement with horses. But now Standardbreds are reminding Gibb what it’s like to be a kid again.   "They’re such athletes and have different personalities," Gibb said. "That’s what is so much fun for me. I remember that from whe...
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Chelseas Chance sets new standards at Buffalo

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Chelseas Chance made quite an impression on her new owner/trainer SabrinaClevengeron Friday night (June 1) as the 7-year-old mare tied the all-time trotting record at Buffalo Raceway with a 1:56.1 mile that also smashed the aged mare (5+) mark in the sub-featured $9,200 Open II event. Along the unexpected track records,Chelseas Chance (Ray Fisher Jr.) shocked the betting public with a ...
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Three complete NJ Sire Stakes sweeps at Big M

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
After winning both legs one and two, Melanie's Fran, Shoshie Deo and Hypnotic Tale all completed natural hat tricks at the Meadowlands Friday night by taking their respective $75,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-olds. Melanie's Fran, a gelded son of Hypnotic Blue Chip-Natalie, had the easiest road to his pacing colts and geldings championship, having to defeat only Hypnotico in all ...
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New mixed sale on Futurity night in Lexington

on 06/01/2018 2:00 AM
Lexington Selected Sales Co. has announced that the company will launch a new mixed sale this fall in Lexington, Ky. The sale will be held on Sunday evening, Oct. 7, at the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds. It will follow an afternoon of racing at Red Mile that features the Kentucky Futurity and Tattersalls Pace, and will come at the conclusion of the selected yearling sale held the previous five day...
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Meadow Brook Grace wins IN Sire Stakes Final

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana’s 2017 two-year-old trotting filly of the year, Meadow Brook Grace, pulled off a series sweep to retain her perfect two-for -two sophomore record after she captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 30. Scoring in 1:53.3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Mead...
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Big M's 'Pot of Gold' almost $250K

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Harness racing's biggest carryover has been building for some time now, and when patient players wait around for the 10thand final race Friday night at the Meadowlands, they'll have the opportunity to take down almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in the track's Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five. The wager, which has a low 15 percent takeout, sports an exact carryover of $240,774. For one t...
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Murmur Hanover upsets at Harrington

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($15.60, Montrell Teague) was an upset winner in 1:55.4 in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding notched his fourth win of the year in wire-to-wire fashion over I Like My Boss and Theresademoninme. Trained by Jay Gannon, Murmur Hanover earned his 28th career win and added to his healthy career bankro...
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Hoosier launches another cornhole tourney

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Back by popular demand, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will once again host a Cornhole tournament series as a part of Family Fun Saturdays at the track. Sponsored by the Indiana Standardbred Association, the series will feature a social division and a competitive division. Both divisions will take place in The Yard at 7 p.m. on June 2, 9, 16, 30, and July 7. The grand championship will be he...
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Motorcycle event raises funds for Goshen icons

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
The Cradle of the Trotter had some "Rolling Thunder" of its own this Memorial Day weekend as 120 motorcycle enthusiasts helped raise over $2,000 to benefit Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. The inaugural Iron Horse Poker Run, presented by the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), enjoyed a capacity crowd of Har...
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Callahans win MD final with Gaagaa Gone

on 05/31/2018 2:00 AM
Closing night at Rosecroft Raceway on Wednesday (May 30) produced some exciting Maryland Sires Stakes action with records falling by the wayside.   In the $67,000 final for 3-year-old filly pacers, Miss Choptank, a Total Truth offspring, went four wide off the final turn and sprinted past Princess Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) who sat the pocket and Rissy's All In (John Wagner) to win in a lif...
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