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Riggle Wealth scores after 10-month layoff

on 03/05/2018 12:00 AM
Riggle Wealth, who hadn't raced in 10 months, made a triumphant return to the wars Monday at The Meadows when he overcame post 9 and captured the feature, a $10,500 non-winners of two conditioned pace.   Unraced at two, Riggle Wealth was off to a promising sophomore campaign — two wins in as many starts — when he was sidelined in May. On Monday, he flashed that promise once more when ...
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Rollin Ring Afire wins Dover feature

on 03/05/2018 12:00 AM
Rollin Ring Afire made it a double for driver Ross Wolfenden, trainer Curtis Daniels and owner Howard Taylor at Dover Downs on Monday, a card which included 50-1 and a 23-1 longshots. Mike Cole drove four winners.  After a close-up third preceded by a second in his previous two outings, Rollin Ring Afire scored a decisive 1:52.4 victory in a $12,500 claiming feature. Vodka Is Terror (Tony ...
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Meadowlands has $3.4 million Saturday night

on 03/04/2018 12:00 AM
They came to play. Meadowlands fans wagered with both hands throughout Saturday night’s 13-race program and despite only two horses paying $10 or more and six races that saw favorites emerge victorious, the betting swelled to a new 2018 high. For the first time this year, wagering surpassed the magic $3 million mark. In fact, it wasn’t merely surpassed, it was smashed. The all-s...
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Gokudo Hanover, In Secret win Yonkers Opens

on 03/04/2018 12:00 AM
Gokudo Hanover (Matt Kakaley, $12.80) and In Secret (George Brennan, $11.80) were the big cheeses Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps. Gokudo Hanover ‘won the bob’ in a three-horse, pacing-feature photo, prevailing from second-over. From post position two, he watched early as 3-5 choice Rockin’ Ron (Brennan) vaulted over his six inside foes. ...
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Artful Way not denied in Saratoga feature

on 03/04/2018 12:00 AM
The defending Saratoga Casino Hotel Horse of the Year made his return to the winner’s circle on Saturday night as he prevailed for the first time in 2018. Artful Way (Artistic Fella) was a beaten favorite in his first two starts of the season but on Saturday night would not be denied in the $12,000 Open Pace.  Frank Coppola Jr. had thoughts of leaving with Artful Way but after a host...
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Miller team edges Team Tetrick at Pompano

on 03/04/2018 12:00 AM
On a festive cool Saturday evening at South Florida's Pompano Park, Team Miller edged by Team Tetrick in the 2018 edition off the Pro-Am Challenge sponsored by the Florida Amateur Driving Club (FADC). The grand event, honoring the Make-A-Wish Foundation and New Vocations, raised several thousand dollars for both from the FADC and on-track donations as poster and autographed hats were distri...
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Lets Go Bucks dominates at Miami Valley

on 03/04/2018 12:00 AM
Lets Go Bucks (Dan Noble) dominated the $24,000 Open Handicap Trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon, brushing to the lead at the halfway point and widening the winning margin to a surprising 5 1/2 lengths at the 1:54.2 finish. The clocking equaled the winner’s lifetime record speed badge, taken last summer at Scioto Downs. The aptly-named Lets Go Bucks, at least for most Ohio r...
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Meadowlands back in action Saturday

on 03/03/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands rebounds from the disappointment of Friday's weather-induced cancellation of live racing with a 13-race card Saturday.  The Pick-5 carry over of $30,000 complete with the guaranteed pool of $125,000 will be offered on Saturday's races 3-7. The racing feature is the seventh race $20,000 Preferred where the winter meet's top pacer thus far, Western Joe, takes on six rivals l...
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California horseman Glen Holt dies at 87

on 03/03/2018 12:00 AM
Longtime horseman Glen Holt passed away Feb. 12 at age 87 in California. Born in Missouri, as a young child Mr. Holt traveled with his parents and siblings from Missouri, following the crops and working in the fields for a living. By the time he was in eighth grade, when the family settled in Shafter, Calif., he had attended 13 schools. Mr. Holt had a love of horses from the time he was ...
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Montana Pablo A upsets at The Meadows

on 03/03/2018 12:00 AM
Montana Pablo A moved third-over down the backside, then roared wide through the lane to pull off a 7-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Montana Pablo A followed the live cover of A Real Miracle into the final turn when Aaron Merriman sent him wide for the drive. The 11-year-old Blissfull Hall-Gold Liner gelding overtook A R...
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Lucky Lime squeezes up inside for victory

on 03/03/2018 12:00 AM
Lucky Lime completed the climb to the top of the ladder at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night by winning the $25,000 Open I Pace in 1:51.1. It was the 9-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover’s third straight victory, following wins in a top conditioned pace two weeks ago and a triumph in the Open II last Saturday.  Driver Kyle Ater, despite being sent postward as the betting ...
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Lenny Mac takes Buffalo Open Trot

on 03/03/2018 12:00 AM
Lenny Mac made a big move early in Buffalo Raceway's $9,500 Open Trot on Saturday night and it proved to the right move as the lone mare in the field beat the boys once again by turning back Fox Valley Veto in a season's best 1:59.2 over the sloppy track. It was the second straight Open Trot win for Lenny Mac. With the field settling in single file around the first turn, driver Shawn Gray b...
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Zlatan bounces back for Saratoga win

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
Zlatan (Muscle Mass) looked to be home free when making his Saratoga Casino Hotel debut on opening weekend. The Melissa Beckwith trainee had a convincing lead around the final turn in that start when he made an untimely break.   Following a winning qualifier, Zlatan was back at it on Thursday afternoon. Mark Beckwith left with the 5-year-old trotter and dropped into the pocket behind...
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79 nominated to Pepsi North America Cup

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced that 79 three-year-old pacers have been nominated to the 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup.   The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is Canada's richest harness race and this year's edition is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine, Mohawk Park. The eliminations for the $1 million final will take place the week prior on Saturday, Ju...
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Meadowlands, Yonkers cancel Friday cards

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
Due to the winter storm and high winds, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has cancelled live racing for Friday, March 2. The Meadowlands and Winners Bayonne OTW remain open for day and night simulcasting. Live racing resumes tomorrow Saturday, March 3 with 6:35pm first post. The $30,202 Pick 5 carryover with a $125,000 guarantee will kick off Saturday with Race 3. Past...
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USTA launching more free Pathway info

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
In the second of three weekly launches, the U.S. Trotting Association's statistical database, Pathway, has introduced new, free reports of major stakes histories, driver and trainer chronicles in major stakes and a summary listing of all North American races.   Some of the information is available for the first time and other reports, which were previously available, will now be updated o...
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Favorites stamped in MVR’s Coven Series

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
Amarettigone and Keene Santanna stamped themselves as the early favorites in the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial late closing series by virtue of first leg victories on Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway. Driver Tyler Smith guided favored Amarettigone to a gate-to-wire triumph in the first of the two $12,000 divisions, stopping the clock in 1:55.1 in front of Out Of Sight (Lewayne Miller) and Grandro...
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Northville cancels March 3 card

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
Northville Downs opens its 2018 race meet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, but that will be the only card of the first weekend as Saturday's scheduled program has been canceled due to insufficient entries. The following was posted on the Michigan Harness Horseman's Association's website:   Due to an inability to fill the card on Saturday night, per statutory requirements, the races ...
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Imports provide boost for Stalbaum/Asher Stable

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
When the husband and wife duo of Larry Stalbaum and Kimberly Asher decided to shift their stable's focus back to Yonkers Raceway this year, they knew they would need a fresh barn of top-class horses to compete. Instead of looking to domestic sales or claimers, Stalbaum went back to a move that he's had success with in the past, importing horses from Australia and New Zealand. "I like buying...
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Preferred Trot tops Friday Big M card

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands is back racing Friday evening with 13 live and a big $125,000 guarantee on the Pick-5 wager spurred by a carryover of more that $30,000 from last Saturday. The bet requires a player to correctly select the winners of Races 3 through 7 and has a base wager of 50 cents. Race 3 is scheduled to go off at 7:25 pm eastern.   The guarantee is the result of a colla...
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