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Breeders Crown set for Woodbine Mohawk in '19

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return in October 2019 to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park. "Woodbine has hosted many Breeders Crown events, however, we are thrilled to welcome the championship series back 35 years later to the new Woodbine Mohawk Park," said Jessica Buckley, President, Wo...
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Red Storm takes Hackett 3FT final

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Red Storm, dispatched as the betting favorite based on an impressive elimination win last week and an inside post draw, prevailed in the first-ever $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship for Ohio-sired 3-year-old trotting fillies held at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday.  Although the Hackett Memorial is one of the longest continuous events in Ohio harness racing, pre-dating even...
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Eric Carlson drives 3,000th career winner

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Eric Carlson wasted no time in recording his 3,000th career victory Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the first race of the night with Call Me Richard for the milestone victory. Call Me Richard pressed forward to control the pace over Monday’s sloppy racetrack at Pocono, and he opened up a large lead towards the three-quarter pole. In the stretch Holy Halibut, second...
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Posts drawn for Levy, Matchmaker finals

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for North America’s two richest races of the season to date, Yonkers Raceway’s $532,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and $373,000 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker. The finales, set for Saturday night, wrap up their respective six-week sojourns and highlight a 12-race card worth just over $1.3 million. First post is the usual 6:50 p.m...
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Major Uptrend best in Harrington open

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Major Uptrend ($2.60, Tony Morgan) was a dominant 1:53 winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the $16,000 Open Pace. Heavily supported by the betting public, the 7-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding left from post position six and immediately made the front and never relented in a confident win over Dialamara and Sawbuck Hanover.  Owned by Crissman Inc., and Niss Allen In...
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Night Pro captures Craig Colton Memorial

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway presented the $24,000 annual Craig Colston Memorial Open Pace on Saturday (April 14) honoring the memory of one of old Lebanon Raceway’s staunchest supporters. When the winner, Night Pro, returned to the winner’s circle he was surrounded by about 40 of Colston’s family and friends. Owner/trainer/driver Dale Decker reverted to "catch me if you can" tactics for this...
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Apple Bottom Jeans wins Burning Point leg

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Apple Bottom Jeans stamped herself as the favorite for next week’s $54,500 Burning Point Series final with a monstrous win in the first division of the second and final leg of the event for pacing mares Saturday night (April 14) at the Meadowlands. Sent to the gate as the 2-5 favorite, Apple Bottom Jeans sat a four-hole past the quarter as 2-1 second choice Bettorhaveanother was on the point....
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Heavenly Sound rallies for another Weiss leg win

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Heavenly Sound and I Soar Him First kept their records in the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males perfect after two starts, each winning one of the $15,000 three divisions of the second preliminary leg of their Weiss competition Saturday (April 14) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Heavenly Sound was the fastest of Saturday’s three winners, ripping off a 1:50.4 clocking that equale...
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Return Of The Sith upsets in Meadows series

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Lightly regarded Return Of The Sith saved ground for most of the mile, then exploded late to pull off a 13-1 shocker in Saturday’s (April 14) second leg of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. On Saturday afternoon (April 21) The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est.) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Tom Kirwan. Return Of The Si...
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Texas Terror N bests JK Panache at Saratoga

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Texas Terror N (Western Terror) completed a natural hat trick of Open victories for his connections as the 10-year old pacer prevailed in the $14,500 feature on Saturday night (April 14) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Jose Godinez and driver Bruce Aldrich Jr teamed up for a win in last weekend’s Open Trot with Crazycat (Crazed) and also secured a victory on Friday night with their Beta...
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Keystone Velocity snags a Levy leg victory

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Defending Levy-champion Keystone Velocity, after five preliminaries, scored a victory in the last leg of the series, taking the second of three $50,000 divisions of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday, April 14 at Yonkers Raceway. From the rail, Keystone Velocity sat pocketed to Evenin Of Pleasure and that one’s handiwork of :27.2, :56.2 and 1:24.2. He engaged the leader...
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Walter White takes Miami Valley Open Trot

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Walter White not only stepped back into the Open trotting ranks on Sunday afternoon (April 15) at Miami Valley, but he stepped right to the head of the class. The 6-year-old son of Cantab Hall took advantage of an inside post draw which resulted in a close-up ground-saving journey and a tiring rain-soaked racing surface that took its toll on frontstepping Lady's Dude and made it difficult for o...
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Statesman N wins; Wakizashi Hanover sixth

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
The headline going into Sunday's (April 15) featured winners-over event at Harrah's Philadelphia centered around 2015 Pepsi North America Cup winner Wakizashi Hanover. The now 6-year-old gelding by Dragon Again came into the race with career earnings well over $1.4 million and a mark of 1:47.3 set last year at the Meadowlands. The day, however, would belong to Matias Ruiz trainee Statesman N (G...
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Ulster captures fifth Saratoga Open Trot

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Ulster (Glidemaster) continued his sensational start to the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (April 15) as the Amanda Facin trainee won the Open Trot for the fifth time in 2018. Ulster made an easy lead in Sunday’s installment of the $14,500 Open and cruised through a first half in :58.3 while traveling unopposed. Crazycat (Bruce Aldrich Jr.), last week’s feature winner, ...
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Dudesalady wins Matchmaker leg in photo

on 04/14/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway paid homage to Friday the (April) 13th, wrapping the preliminaries with the fifth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker. Three, $40,000 events again brought together many of the best pacing mares in the last chance to impress the electorate. First Division—A first-up toughie, but Dudesalady (Tim Tetrick, $27.80) prevailed in a blanket finish. Early leader Lakeisha Hall (George Br...
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Sutton rebounds in Meadowlands series action

on 04/14/2018 2:00 AM
One week after breaking stride in a disastrous start to his 2018 campaign, Sutton came back with a superb performance at the Meadowlands in the Friday night (April 13) feature, the second and final leg of the Shiaway St. Pat series for trotters. After disappointing the chalk players last week – finishing last in a seven-horse field as the 3-5 public choice – Sutton’s trainer Julie Miller ...
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Another Saratoga win for Betabcool N

on 04/14/2018 2:00 AM
Betabcool N (Bettor’s Delight) became the first distaffer to win the Fillies and Mares Open three times in 2018 when on Friday night (April 13) she went coast-to-coast. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the Jose Godinez trainee who powered out to the top in a fast :26.4 first quarter. Despite not getting a significant breather at any point in the mile, Betabcool N held strong throughout and hung on t...
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Mohawk, Buffalo Saturday cards canceled

on 04/14/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park has announced that Saturday's (April 14) card of live racing has been cancelled due to freezing rain and icy conditions. Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday evening (April 16) at 7:30 0.m. Also, due to impending serious weather conditions, including an ice storm warning, Buffalo Raceway officials have cancelled the 13-race card that was scheduled to begin at ...
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Aspecial Presence kicks off Mohawk Park meet

on 04/13/2018 2:00 AM
The new era of Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park officially began Thursday evening.   A 10-race card was contested on the opening night of the 55th season of live racing at the Campbellville oval.   The evening began with a group of horsepeople gathering on the edge of the track to form a circle and participate in a moment of silence to honor the lives lost in the tragic ...
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Plainridge Park ready for April 16 opener

on 04/13/2018 2:00 AM
Coming off a season that saw a significant increase in purses and handle, 11 track records reset and the most competitive racing New England has witnessed in many years, Plainridge Park will open its 2018 live racing season on Monday, April 16, when the first race goes to post at 4 p.m.   The 19th season at The Ridge will include 110 racing dates that run through Thursday, Nov. 29. Post t...
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