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Allbeastnobeauty scores in ICF at Hawthorne

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
On a warm Saturday evening at Hawthorne, leg one series action for Night of Champions races continued as two divisions of the Plum Peachy Series were contested. The Plum Peachy is for Illinois Conceived or Foaled three-year-old filly pacers. The first division of the Plum Peachy went as the sixth race on the Saturday card as the two favorites, even money Fox Valley Jazzy and 7-5 shot Allbeastno...
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Ringostarr Treb gives Riordan Elitlopp victory

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
Ringostarr Treb, an 8-year-old stallion by the exported American sire Classic Photo, gave American expat Jerry Riordan a coveted Elitlopp victory on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden. Ringostarr Treb, bred and owned by Italians, won his elimination heat over the US-bred Propulsion in 1:54. In the final, driver Wim Paal had Ringostarr Treb first-over and the...
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Wisdom Tree upsets Youaremycandygirl in NYSS

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers contested on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The award winner as the top 2-year-old pacing filly in the country made the first start of her sophomore campaign on Sunday in a $59,100 division of the NYSS. Youaremycandygirl (American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane-Somebeachsomewhere) won all the big races in 2017...
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Will Take Charge equals 1:50.3 world record

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
Will Take Charge used a sustained first-over drive to overtake leader Crazy Wow around the final turn and held off favorite Marion Marauder in the stretch to win Sunday’s (May 27) $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational for older trotters in a world-record-equaling 1:50.3 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Marion Marauder finished second, one length back. Crazy Wow, the event’s defending cham...
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Godiva Seelster sets 1:50.1 mare half-mile mark

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
Godiva Seelster crossed the finish line faster than any other mare in the history of harness racing on a half-mile track when she won the $17,000 F&M Open Handicap in 1:50 on Saturday (May 26) at Northfield Park. The former 1:50.1 all-age record for distaff pacers on a half-mile oval was held in a tie by Call Me Queen Be and Feelin Red Hot. Paul and Patricia O’Neil of Saratoga Spri...
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Filibuster, Shartin N take Philly pace features

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
Filibuster Hanover continued his season-opening win streak Sunday (May 27), capturing the $150,000 Commodore Barry Invitational for older male pacers by one length over Heaven Rocks A in 1:48.3 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Rodeo Romeo finished third. It was the fourth victory in as many races this year for Filibuster Hanover, who in his previous start won the Confederation Cup. "He’s al...
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Hannelore Hanover equals Philly track record

on 05/27/2018 2:00 AM
The big card at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday (May 27) included three $30,000 divisions of the Great Northeast Open Series, for horses not racing in the Invitational features. One may wonder how the defending Horse of the Year didn’t get in the Invitational, but there is a simple explanation: trainer Ron Burke already had a Maxie Lee Trot horse in the veteran Crazy Wow, so Hannelore Hanover ...
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Doug McNair drives 3,000th winner

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Doug McNair steered 25-1 longshot Jdcyril to victory in Friday’s (May 25) final race at Woodbine Mohawk Park to register his 3,000th career driving victory. Canada’s reigning Driver of the Year entered the evening just two wins shy of the 3,000 win mark. After winning the evening’s ninth race with pacing mare E R Rhonda ($4.30), McNair reached the milestone in dramatic fashion by making ...
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Minor captures two NJSS at Meadowlands

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Dewayne Minor doubled his pleasure Friday night (May 25) at the Meadowlands, as two of his students hit the winner’s circle in second leg action of the New Jersey Sire Stakes. Minor was in the sulky as his Samis Rolin Stone took control at the three-eighths before storming home an easy 2-1/4 length winner over Take A Wish in 1:55, which lowered her previous lifetime best by one and fo...
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Shnitzledosomethin wins Indiana Sires in 1:51.1

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
The Hoosier state’s 3-year-old pacing colts were in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 25) to square off in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action and as predicted, the sophomore colts opened their series in impressive fashion. Each colt was aiming to earn a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals slated for June 1 at Hoosier Park...
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Hall-Andrews team up for four wins at Meadows

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Tony Hall and trainer Sarah Andrews teamed up for four wins Friday at The Meadows, including the $13,000 featured race with the 26-1 longshot Nitro Seelster. Nitro Seelster attracted so little support in the conditioned pace because he was stuck with post nine; when he was parked the opening quarter in :26.3, it appeared bettors were right to look elsewhere. But the 8-year-old Camluck-No Stri...
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Easy Lover Hanover 7-2 in Camluck Classic

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
As Easy Lover Hanover gets ready to line up behind the gate in the inaugural Camluck Classic on Saturday (May 26) at The Raceway at Western Fair District, trainer Ben Wallace admits he’s quite humbled to be involved in the Grand Circuit. Following the devastating barn fire at Classy Lane Training Center in January of 2016, which claimed the lives of more than 40 horses, including 15 of Wa...
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Hambo prospects in Monday's Empire Breeders

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
A sampling of top Hambletonian prospects will lead the charge to Monday’s (May 28) $500,000 Empire Breeders Classic 3-year-old trotting finals at Vernon Downs as part of the Memorial Day matinee card beginning at 1:05 p.m. The imposing Muscle Mass colt Six Pack (post two) equaled Market Share’s track record of 1:52.1 in last week’s elimination race and needed every bit of that strong effo...
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3YO Fox Valley Gemini posts 12th straight win

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Leg one action of the Night of Champions series kicked off on Friday night (May 25) at Hawthorne as three divisions of the Robert F. Carey Memorial Pace for Illinois conceived or foaled 3-year-olds were conducted. The highlight of the evening came in the final division of the Carey as last year’s Illinois champion Fox Valley Gemini took to the track in search of his 12th consecutive victo...
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A "Prairie" kind of night for winners at Tioga

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) won the featured $12,000 Open Trot on Saturday night (May 26) at Tioga Downs. Buff (Mike Merton) put up all the early fractions (:28.1, :56.1, 1:24.1). Prairie Fortune ($3.30), who is owned by Laurie Poulin and trained by Mike Deters, went first-over just before three-quarters.  Prairie Fortune zoomed by and took over at the top of the stretch and held off a...
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Defending Vernon champ MacDonald wins 5

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Defending three time Vernon Downs driver's champion John MacDonald won five races on Saturday night (May 26).  Redhot Romeo (Claude Huckabone III) captured the $5,100 pace feature. Redhot Romeo ($3.40) went to the front and never looked back.  Owned and trained by Melissa Beckwith, he put up all the fractions (:26.4, :55.3, 1:24, and 1:52.1).  Danza (Raymond Vizzi) finished secon...
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Beat The Drum scores for Billings, Devaux

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
Beat The Drum (Tell All) was tasked with overcoming the outside post in Saturday night’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Don Billings trainee was claimed for $50,000 at Yonkers last month and has fared pretty well downstate since the claim before coming to town for the first time to compete in Saturday’s $14,500 Open Pace. Jimmy Devaux piloted Beat The Drum, who was relegated to l...
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Upfront Countryboy cruises in 1:52.3 at Buffalo

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
BZ Glide may have disappointed his backers in his seasonal debut last week, but they were all smiles with his performance this time around after rumbling to a solid 1-1/2 length victory over Fox Valley Veto in Buffalo Raceway's co-featured $11,500 Open Trot on Saturday night (May 26). In the $11,500 Open Pace, Upfront Countryboy ($6.80) used a :27.4 third quarter split that demoralized...
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3YOCT Evaluate wins PASS in 1:51.4 at Pocono

on 05/26/2018 2:00 AM
If you’re looking to evaluate the quality of the three-year-old trotting colts competing in three divisions of the $171,290 second preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, you can look at what the timer showed at the end of the first division – 1:51.4, the fastest trotting mile of the year in North America on a five-eighths mile track, po...
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Crown champ Fiftydallarbill cashes in '18 debut

on 05/25/2018 2:00 AM
Fiftydallarbill, the 2017 Breeders Crown 2-year-old trotting colt champion, looked to pick up right where he left off as he made his sophomore debut a winning one at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. With regular pilot Trace Tetrick in the bike, Fiftydallarbill cruised to an impressive, open-lengths victory in his division of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for 3-year-o...
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