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Dean B Hanover takes Dream Maker final

on 08/11/2020 8:25 AM
Dean B Hanover found the line first in a wild finish to Monday evening’s $88,500 Dream Maker Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A field of nine 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings clashed in the finale of the annual summer event. The Dream Maker has been the launching pad for many top pacing colts over the years.   Casie Coleman-Herlihy sent out a quartet of starters ...
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Meadowlands Pace late yearling supplement due

on 08/11/2020 8:24 AM
The Meadowlands Pace provides a late supplemental yearling payment for foals of 2019 that were not nominated to the 2022 Pace by the regular May 15 payment.   This supplemental payment is due August 15 (postmarked by August 18 per USTA rules) and the cost is $125 payable to The Meadowlands.   The 2022 Meadowlands Pace conditions may be found here.   The form to b...
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Fire Cross, Panzano get first wins in OSS

on 08/10/2020 8:30 PM
Fire Cross notched his first career victory in a big way by taking the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts on Monday night, August 10 at Northfield Park.   The son of Triumphant Caviar scored his victory in a modest 1:58.1 with Chris Lems driving for trainer Ryan Miller and owners Miller Racing Stable, Horseplace Racing Stable, M. Hayes and D...
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Grace Hill scores in 1:51, perfect in PASS

on 08/10/2020 8:24 PM
The third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Stallion Series for two-year-old pacing fillies, held Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, had a little bit of something for everybody.   It had a PaSS winning streak continued, if by only the barest of margins, as the Always B Miki – Western Silk filly Grace Hill remained undefeated in three PaSS starts wit...
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McCarthy sweeps PASS at Meadows

on 08/10/2020 8:22 PM
Andrew McCarthy, who captured Saturday’s Hambletonian with the fantastic filly Ramona Hill, continued his roll Monday at The Meadows when he swept a $$205,032 Pennsylvania Sires Stake with the freshman filly trotters Flawless Country and Anoka Hanover.   Flawless Country had a straightforward path to the winners’ circle in the event known as the Delmonica Hanover, zipping ...
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Harrisburg sale to be held in Maryland

on 08/10/2020 11:53 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company announces that its 2020 annual sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville–Timonium, MD. Yearling sale dates are Tuesday, Nov. 3, to Thursday, Nov. 5. Mixed sale dates are Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7.   The Maryland State Fairgrounds is the well–known yearly destination for F...
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Vinny Aurigemma, former NY training leader, dies

on 08/10/2020 10:40 AM
Former trainer Vincent Aurigemma, 72, of Silver Springs, Md., died Aug. 8 after a long battle with diabetes. He was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, and attended Queens College for three years, majoring in political science and history. He started his harness racing career at Roosevelt Raceway in 1968 under trainer/driver...
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Gingras going into quarantine to drive Mohawk stakes

on 08/10/2020 10:11 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras told harnessracing.com Monday morning that he will be heading to Canada on Saturday (Aug. 15) in preparation for driving the major stakes events coming up over the next few weeks at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Gingras will first have to go into a 14-day quarantine period as per covid-19 protocols put in place by the Canadian government, and he expects to remain north of the bord...
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American Courage undefeated after 10-length NYSS win

on 08/09/2020 9:38 PM
Batavia Downs played host to the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 2 -and 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon and the perfect weather brought out some exceptional performances.    Outstanding 2-year-old colt American Courage (American Ideal-Nola Fool Bluechip) remained undefeated when he won his $50,400 NYSS division. After starting a bit off the gate, A...
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Party Girl Hill impresses again in PASS win

on 08/09/2020 9:28 PM
The progression of Party Girl Hill from “precocious newcomer” to “potential monster” took another significant step during the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, when the 3-year-old Captaintreacherous pacing filly won her $93,542 division of the third prelim of her division’s Pennsylvania Sires Stakes in 1:49, two-fifths of a second of...
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Heart Of Chewbacca sets ScD record

on 08/08/2020 9:28 PM
Heart Of Chewbacca captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night, Aug. 8, at Scioto Downs.   The Ronnie Burke-trainee took the lead from the start for driver Danny Noble and never looked back, flying through fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:23.1 before unleashing a :28 final kick to score his third lifetime triumph in a blis...
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Carolina Beach uses Lightning Lane to win

on 08/08/2020 9:25 PM
Carolina Beach stalked millionaire Southwind Amazon from the pocket, then outkicked him in the Lightning Lane to pull off the mild upset in Saturday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Bet down to 4-5, Southwind Amazon reeled off a swift 1:21.2 three-quarters but couldn't shake Carolina Beach, the 5-2 second choice.  The 6-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Laughandbh...
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Big Saturday for Calvin B at Vernon

on 08/08/2020 9:20 PM
Calvin B (Mitchell Cushing) took the $4.400 featured pace and John MacDonald snagged a grand slam at Vernon Downs on Saturday (August 8)   In the feature Rock On Moe (Dan Daley) went to the front but Calvin B ($18.00) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :27.3.  Twinsburg (Howard Parker) then took over heading for the backstretch and led to the half i...
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Gingras edges Dunn for driving title

on 08/08/2020 9:18 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Yannick Gingras came from “off the pace” to best Dexter Dunn in the hotly contested battle for top driver at the Meadowlands meeting that came down to Saturday’s Hambletonian Day card.   By winning three races Friday and four more Saturday, Gingras overcame Dunn’s 82-79 lead in the standings entering the final weekend of racing. Afte...
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Shartin N three-peats in Lady Liberty

on 08/08/2020 7:47 PM
Shartin N made it three in a row in the Lady Liberty for pacing mares, winning Saturday’s $177,100 edition by one length over Major Occasion A in 1:48.2 at the Meadowlands. Stonebridge Soul finished third.   Major Occasion A led the field to the opening quarter in :26.2, but driver Tim Tetrick already had Shartin N in gear and on her way to the front. Shartin N took the lea...
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Tall Dark Stranger wins Cane in stakes-record 1:47.1

on 08/08/2020 6:39 PM
Prohibitive favorite Tall Dark Stranger and driver Yannick Gingras commanded sophomore pacers to win the $273,125 Cane Pace on Saturday at the Meadowlands. The time for the mile, 1:47.1, is a stakes record and personal best for the son of Bettor's Delight and Precocious Beauty.   Captain Kirk and Manticore went to the front off the gate, with Moneyman Hill and Put To Right fo...
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Ramona Hill becomes 15th filly to win Hambletonian

on 08/08/2020 5:18 PM
The sensational filly Ramona Hill took a well-deserved gulp from the Hambletonian trophy after beating the boys on Saturday in the $1 million trotting classic at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   It was the latest chapter in the developing saga of harness racing’s newest superstar.   The victory, the 15th by a filly in the race’s illustrious history, was h...
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Gimpanzee wins Cashman to remain undefeated in 2020

on 08/08/2020 5:14 PM
  Gimpanzee ($3.20) kept his undefeated 4-year-old season intact with a stunning 1:50 score in the $291,350 John Cashman Memorial Trot on Saturday at the Meadowlands, cascading off third-over cover to strike the front in the final yards.   Brian Sears patiently kept Gimpanzee off the pace in the early stages while double millionaire mare Atlanta brushed clear of Gu...
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87-1 Zenith Stride shocks in Peter Haughton

on 08/08/2020 4:09 PM
Zenith Stride stayed on gait as two favorites broke stride, allowing driver Brian Sears to steer the Muscle Hill colt easily down the middle of the track for an 87-1 upset in the $339,000 Peter Haughton Memorial for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings Saturday afternoon (Aug. 8) at The Meadowlands.   Favorite Plumville Prince never got started, breaking as the gate swung open and a...
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Sorella controls, captures Oaks in 1:51

on 08/08/2020 4:07 PM
Trainer Nancy Takter continued something of a family tradition Saturday, winning the $600,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies with Sorella at the Meadowlands.   Takter, whose father Jimmy won a record eight editions of the Oaks, became the first female trainer to ever win the race, which began in 1971.   Sorella and driver Yannick Gingras rolled...
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