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Windsun Glory captures Philly mare feature

on 05/04/2018 2:00 AM
Windsun Glory, a mare looking to be on her way to better things, posted her second straight victory at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon (May 4), posting a clear victory in the $18,000 distaff pacing mares feature at the riverside oval. Driver Yannick Gingras moved the Mach Three mare to the lead in front of the stands and held sway from there, stepping home in :55.2 to equal her 1:51...
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Rosemary Rose rallies to win at Miami Valley

on 05/04/2018 2:00 AM
Rosemary Rose (Chris Page) captured the final Friday night Fillies and Mares Open Pace feature of the 2018 meet at Miami Valley Racing. The 4-year-old daughter of Foreclosure N won a come-from-behind thriller over Truth And Liberty (Aaron Merriman) and American Girl (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) in 1:51.2. Page was content to sit sixth as American Girl tripped the first three quarter pole beams in :26.2, ...
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Wind storm forces cancellation at Mohawk

on 05/04/2018 2:00 AM
A powerful wind storm forced Friday night’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park to be cut short after six-races.  The brutal wind storm, which caused power outages and injuries throughout the Halton Region, left Woodbine Mohawk Park without track lights and running on a back-up generator. Friday’s 11-race card got underway at 7:30 p.m. and a total of six-races was contested before it became ...
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Horseman Bob Bloodgood passes at 73

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Horseman Robert "Bob" Bloodgood, 73, passed away April 29 after a long battle with cancer. He had resided in Pinehurst, N.C., where he was well known in the harness racing community. Born May 28, 1944, Mr. Bloodgood started his harness racing career with his father, Morgan, at Saratoga Raceway at an early age. He opened a public stable at Saratoga Raceway, then a few years later moved his ...
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Will there be a big "statement" in PASS?

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
He didn't reach the championship leg of last year's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, but Closing Statement figures to have a lot to say Saturday at The Meadows when the PASS kicks off with the Bye Bye Byrd, a $169,288 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   The Kentucky Derby Day card also features a $60,000 PA Stallion Series stake for sophomore colt and gelding pacers, a $15,000...
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Ohio Sires Stakes 3YOs in action Sunday

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Six divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes sophomore trotting and pacing colts and geldings will line up behind the Miami Valley starting gate on Sunday afternoon.   Twenty-two diagonally-gaited specialists and 29 sidewheelers passed the Miami Valley entry box, necessitating three divisions for each gait. First race post time is 2:05 p.m. (EDT)   Standouts returning from last season includ...
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Thundercrest best at Pompano

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Thundercrest, handled by Dave Ingraham, eked out a narrow victory in Pompano Park's top trot on Wednesday night, stopping the timer in 1:55.4, equaling his lifetime best performance.   The ultra-consistent 5-year-old gelded son of Crest got up in the very last stride to edge by a stubborn Up The Alley, driven by Dewayne Minor--the winning margin being a head.   Boli, begi...
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Road to Hambo starts with Dexter Cup

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Maxus did no work to advance to Saturday's $133,800 Dexter Cup final for 3-year-old trotters at Freehold Raceway, but the field's top money-earner might need to work a little bit extra to advance to the winner's circle this weekend.   One of three horses to skip last weekend's Dexter Cup elimination thanks to a bye based on career earnings, Maxus drew post No. 7 for the final, ...
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Fashion Creditor nips Perseverance in Philly

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Perseverance seemed to have everything going his way in the $18,000 trotting feature at Harrah's Philadelphia Thursday – two of his six rivals made breaks before the quarter, and another rival, who had suffered early interference, made a crucial break after gaining the lead on the far turn – but waiting in the wings behind him was Fashion Creditor, who came strongly in the stretch ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Temperatures are warming up fast on the East Coast and so too is the racing action as several of the sport's stars will be on the track this weekend. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras reveal their expectations for the 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover, who starts from post 12 in Saturday's Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands in ...
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Spoiler Alert: Spoiler Alert wins Mongeon final

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Thursday featured the conclusion of the sixth annual John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series at Saratoga Casino Hotel.  The Misty Carey-trained Spoiler Alert (Chapter Seven) drew the rail while seeking a sweep of the series. The only trotter to score victories in each of the series’ two legs, Spoiler Alert came into Thursday’s $32,700 final off a career-best 1:58 effort and was t...
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Buff shines in Plainridge trot

on 05/03/2018 2:00 AM
Making amends for a runner-up effort last week, Buff moved up in class, put in a game effort and came away with a win in the $14,000 Winners Over Trot at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.  Last week’s winner, Manssive (Ron Cushing), took early command and cut quarters of :27 and :56.2 before Buff (Greg Merton) pulled first-over on the attack. Buff caught the tail of Manssiv...
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Armbro Courage N scores at Pocono

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
The Courage Under Fire mare Ambro Courage N, often close but not successful against slightly-better at Yonkers recently, found the change to the mountain air just the tonic on Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the $17,500 distaff pacing feature and reducing her lifetime mark to 1:51.3. Trainer Travis Alexander tapped Austin Siegelman to handle the winner, and "Ambro" ...
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HHI comments on regulation, integrity

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International supports the wisdom of regulation; however that regulation must be fair and reasonable to all concerned and geared towards the big picture goal. The big picture goal is to detect and prevent illicit substances from being administered to a horse leading to unfair performance enhancement in a race, and uniform unassailable enforcement with penalties adequate to det...
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Ohio Sires Stakes kicks off season Friday

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
The 2018 Ohio Sires Stakes season commences this weekend with events for 3-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday (May 4) and Sunday (May 6).   Sophomore fillies are in the spotlight Friday night, with two $50,000 trotting and four $40,000 pacing divisions. Miami Valley Racing Secretary Gregg Keidel found 17 trotting and 32 pacing OSS eligible...
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Hoosier's First Turn Stable has fast start

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
Building upon the success of the 2017 season, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's First Turn Stable is off to a flying start for the 2018 season. First Turn Stable, Hoosier Park's fractional ownership program, is the first of its kind in the state of Indiana and was designed to provide fans an easy and affordable way to experience the excitement of horse ownership while educating for future own...
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Hannelore makes season debut vs. 11 in Cutler

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
Returning Horse of the Year Award-winner Hannelore Hanover makes her seasonal debut Saturday (May 5) at the Meadowlands Racetrack when she faces 11 male rivals in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters. Filibuster Hanover, last year's Little Brown Jug winner, also makes his 2018 bow at the Big M, taking on 10 foes in the first of two divisions of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old ma...
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Meadowlands Survivor Challenge returns

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
The always popular 2018 Meadowlands Championship Meet Survival Challenge powered by 123Racing returns this Friday, May 4. Cash prizes and World Harness Handicapping Championship seats are up for grabs in this online competition.   Trackmaster will provide Platinum Past Performances for each night of the contest. The game covers the Meadowlands' Summer Championship Meet, featuring mi...
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Waterstone on Post Time on Thursday

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (May 3) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Gordon Waterstone, a Hall of Fame writer for harnessracing.com, The Horseman And Fair World magazine and HarnessRacing Weekend Preview e-newsletter; Karen Fagliarone, Director of Racing at Freehold Raceway; Dave Brower, an analyst from Mead...
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Scioto going to direct deposit for purses

on 05/02/2018 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs live racing resumes Tuesday (May 8). Scioto will be going to direct deposit only this year for purse monies. Please be sure to complete the forms that are available on the website, www.sciotodowns.com/racing/horsemen-information. The completed forms may be returned via fax, at 614.295.8875. Forms will need to be completed and submitted to receive purse monies
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