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Dress For Success delivers filly by Bar Hopping

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Ruddick Stables is pleased welcome what is believed to be the first foal by Bar Hopping 2,1:56.3; 3,1:51.4 ($1,292,433). The filly was born at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 18). She is bay, with a large star and one white hind foot. She is also the first foal for her Infinitif-sired dam, Dress For Success, 3,1:56.4; 4,1:54.3f ($115,379). Selected as a yearling and raced by Ruddick Stables, the m...
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America wins Friendship final; Italy takes the series

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
American driver Bob Krivelin captured the final event of the four race Italian-American Friendship Series on Sunday night but it wasn't quite enough as the Italian contingent scored an 87-81 victory. Trailing 70 to 56 going into the final event, the American team got a big chunk of those points back when Krivelin guided the pacer Feelin Lucky to a sharp 1:56.1 score  over Country Baran...
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Field set for Claim to Fame final at Miami Valley

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Following a trio of fiercely contested second round divisions of $30,000 claimers on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 21), the field is set for the $40,000 championship leg of the Claim To Fame series a week from now at Miami Valley Raceway. Repeat winners Supreme Mach N and Totally Kissed headline the group, while one-time series winners JM Jet Set and Get Around Town also advanced. Others who will...
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District 8A reports on its meeting

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association’s District 8A, encompassing downstate N.Y. , was held on Saturday (Jan. 20) at the Hilltop Oval on the night Foiled Again was foiled in his attempt to achieve a career milestone 100th win. But as they used to say of the Brooklyn Dodgers, "wait till next time." District Chairman Joe Faraldo, Yonkers GM Bob Galterio and newly appointe...
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Pocono taking stall applications starting Feb. 1

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Racing gets underway for the 2018 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday (March 17) and applications can be submitted for review starting Feb. 1. Interested horsemen should submit their stall/ship-in applications online only. The stable area opens for the season on March 1. Regarding the 2018 racing season, there are two significant changes. The monthly stall rent has been re...
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Woodbine, Western Fair cancel Monday cards

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack and The Raceway at Western Fair District have canceled their respective programs of live racing that were scheduled for Monday evening, Jan. 22. Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rain has led to deteriorating track conditions at both Ontario tracks. The forecast is for temperatures to continue to rise throughout the afternoon and into Monday evening, but to drop ...
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Gingras scheduled for Meadowlands this weekend

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
With the groundhog’s weather report due next week, some of the Meadowlands’ most recognizable names will be seen popping up more in the program in the coming weeks as winter’s chill begins to slowly melt into spring. First up is Yannick Gingras. "The Green Hornet" won 395 times a year ago, ending his streak of 400 or more at eight, but things went well nonetheless. The 38-year-old was vo...
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Mike The Trader overcomes poor start to win

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Mike The Trader survived a fumbly-gaited start — and the ensuing judges’ inquiry — to capture Monday’s (Jan. 22) co-feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot. His tardy beginning left Mike The Trader away sixth, but he followed the live cover of Jumpinthejailhouse for Brady Brown and rallied wide in the lane to score in 1:56. Early leader Bowdie De Vie finished second, beaten a...
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"Foiled" foiled in first attempt at 100th win

on 01/21/2018 12:00 AM
Foiled Again has enjoyed any number of spectacular nights throughout his prolific, record-setting career. ) was not one of them.   Foiled Again, as the 2-1 third choice, was making his 305thcareer purse start, remaining in the same class a week after winning his 99thcareer race. His bankroll remains at $7,568,478. "Try it again next time,"  Brennan said. Saturday nig...
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Woodbine Jackpot Hi-5 hit for $56,495 Saturday

on 01/21/2018 12:00 AM
A horseplayer wagering on Woodbine Racetrack through Western Fair hit the Jackpot Hi-5 Saturday for a $56,495.71 score. Five-year-old pacer Fancourt and driver Randy Waples struck for an 8-1 upset in Saturday's final-race at the Toronto oval. The public's top-choice Blatantly Best finished second, but was followed in the top-five by a trio of longshots, including Shadow Place at 4...
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Melady's Monet wins Yonkers open handicap trot

on 01/21/2018 12:00 AM
  Favored Melady's Monet (Jason Bartlett, $4.60) was just barely good enough Sunday morning (Jan. 21th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. The field of seven (down from nine after a couple of defections) went as the opener and the first of seven 'French' trots. His eight-hole now a six-hole after those scratches, Melady's Monet made the first lead, unimpeded b...
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Quartet of Snowshoe divisions contested

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
Winter Series action continued Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with four divisions of the Snowshoe Series for three and four-year-old pacers. A total of 32 pacers competed over four $17,000 divisions for the first leg of the three-week series. Abbeydorney and driver James MacDonald captured the first division at odds of 9/2. Trained by Scott Friend, Abbeydorney was hustled from...
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Saturday night highlights for the Meadowlands

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
Saturday's featured seventh race, a $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace will be the stage for the return to racing of the popular veteran and double millionaire Bettor's Edge. Away from racing since a solid third place finish in the $427,400 WR Haughton Memorial on Meadowlands Pace night last July, Bettor's Edge has had three qualifiers in preparation for Saturday's race, including a 1:54.4 win...
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Layoff no problem for American Girl at Miami Valley

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
Despite a six-week layoff, American Girl returned to the races a winner in Miami Valley’s Friday (Jan. 19) night featured $22,000 Mares Open Pace.  Leading driver Trace Tetrick pushed the 9-year-old winner from the gate with authority but didn’t clear to the front until just past the :27 opening quarter.  With Dalianna (Kayne Kauffman) finally tucked behind, Juslikeaqueen (Jeremy S...
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New race, same script for Classicality at Meadows

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
  It was a new race but the same script for Classicality and Wind Of The North, as Classicality defeated his rival for the third straight time in Friday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. In their first two match-ups, Classicality got the early lead and forced Wind Of The North to chase him home. That was the case again Friday when Classicality quarter-poled to the fro...
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Annabeth wins Friday night feature at Yonkers

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
A well-out-of-it Annabeth (Brent Holland, $57) was fastest through the lane Friday night (Jan. 19th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s high-condition $25,000 pacing feature for the ladies. Sitting chilly early from post position No. 7, Annabeth saw Best of Jenna (Dan Dube) make the first lead before yielding to just-over-even-money fave All About Madi (Jason Bartlett). ‘Madi’ led th...
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Fantastic four for Dobson at Big M

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
Billy Dobson finished second in the driver standings at Saratoga Raceway in 2017 and the 33-year-old proved Friday night at the Meadowlands that he is anything but a one-trick, half-mile track pony by guiding four winners over the mile oval on the 14-race card. Dobson got underway in the third race $10,000 claiming pace, scoring with Windsong Gorgeous in 1:53 at odds of 5-1. His second winn...
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Lenny Mac, Itsonlyrocknroll A win Buffalo features

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
It was 'girl power' as Lenny Mac beat the boys in the $9,500 Open Trot while Itsonlyrocknroll A showed who the 'man' was in the $9,500 Open Pace to highlight Buffalo Raceway's card on Saturday (Jan. 20). Also in the spotlight was driver Shawn Gray. After posting a four-bagger on Wednesday night, he remained on fire with a five-win evening. Trainer James Clouser impr...
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Tetrick wins seven at Miami Valley on Saturday

on 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
Best known as the winningest driver in Hoosier Park history, 31-year-old Trace Tetrick is also making his presence well known in the neighboring Buckeye State. After winning his first Ohio meet dash crown at Miami Valley Raceway in 2017, Tetrick has taken the five-eighths mile oval by storm again early in 2018. After capturing the $10,000 first prize in the second annual North America Drive...
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