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Keystone Riptide upsets in Big M feature

on 03/31/2018 2:00 AM
Friday night's featured fillies and mares conditioned pace at the Meadowlands was supposed to be a battle between Delightful Dragon and Monica Gallagher, a pair of talented mares who were both seeking to win for a third consecutive start. One problem: Keystone Riptide did not get the memo. Sent off at odds of 14-1, Keystone Riptide was left uncovered for the final half-mile but won with ...
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Phoenix Warrior N in 14-1 shocker at The Meadows

on 03/31/2018 2:00 AM
Phoenix Warrior N was racing off a 10-week layoff and trailing by 9 lengths at the half. Just chalk it up as a tightener, right? Phoenix Warrior N and Dan Rawlings had something other than surrender in mind. They roared wide through the lane and pulled off a 14-1 upset in Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. The 8-year-old Jereme's Jet-Never Walk Alone gelding was seventh wh...
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Four $100,000 DSBF 3YO finals held at Dover

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
Deja Vu Blue, Super Fly, Go Sandy Go and Slick Tony were winners of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Funs (DSBF) finals on the closing card of the Dover Downs 2017-2018 season on Thursday.  With Delaware Governor John Carney and members of his staff on hand, a large crowd of fans turned out to watch the four state-bred 3-year-old trotting and pacing finals, two featured race...
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Some Royalty continues reign at Saratoga

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
Some Royalty (RC Royalty) continued her recent dominance in Thursday’s co-feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel.  The Angus MacDonald-trained 4 year old wrapped up her 2017 season with an open-length victory in the non-winners of two lifetime condition. Some Royalty’s winning ways carried over to the 2018 campaign as she won her first three starts of the year heading into Thursday’s try i...
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Hoosier Park set for Friday opener

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to kick off the 25th year of live harness racing on Friday with a full weekend of promotions, giveaways, dining specials, free entertainment, family fun, and more. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., a total of 13 races have been carded for Hoosier Park’s opening night and will be highlighted by full fields and quality racing. Hoosier Park will welcome...
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“Nature Boy” Ric Flair New USTA member

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
Professional wrestling legend 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair became a U.S. Trotting Association member on Tuesday, March 27. Flair, who for years was associated with professional wrestling’s The Four Horsemen, recently became a real horseman with a birthday present and is now officially a member of the harness racing community with his membership. "Now, I'm a stylin' and profilin' UST...
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Dr J Hanover looks for Levy three-peat

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
Brad Grant was focused on the future when he and his partners purchased Dr J Hanover for a sales-topping $280,000 at the 2017 Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale. After two preliminary rounds of this year’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, the now is looking pretty good too. The Levy is a six-week series for older male pacers at Yonkers Raceway. Five-year-old Dr J Hanover is 2-fo...
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Bartlett talks Levy, Matchmaker series

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
As the leading driver at Yonkers Raceway in each of the past four seasons, including last year when horses he drove earned $10.4 million, driver Jason Bartlett finds himself in an unusual position three months into the 2018 season -- in second place. Although his 104 victories at the meet are 36 more than George Brennan’s 68 wins, Bartlett trails Jordan Stratton by nine wins with a quarte...
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Weiss Series gets underway Sunday at Pocono

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
The annual $800,000 (est.) Bobby Weiss Series, for up-and-coming 3- and 4-year-olds of both gaits and sexes, starts its 2018 edition on this Sunday’s card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, which will have a special Easter Sunday post time of 5 p.m. The Weiss Series, named after the legendary trackman who made Pocono’s surface into one of the most highly-regarded in all of harness raci...
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Homepage gets pocket trip, wins Meadows feature

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
  Homepage stalked Maewegonow from the pocket, then edged away from her late to capture Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $14,300 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot. Homepage drew post 8 for the feature, her third straight difficult post position. But when two rivals inside her scratched, it helped her leave and get a pocket trip. She came off the cones at the top of the lane for Ron...
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Noone To Depend On wins at Miami Valley

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
There’s one thing you can depend on thus far in 2018—and that is that Noone To Depend On is going to win every other start. The outstanding 5-year-old mare won for the third time in six seasonal starts, with each success coming on an even numbered outing for her. In her latest triumph, the daughter of Santanna Blue Chip copped the $23,000 Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley on Friday night (Ma...
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Shartin N hat trick leads 3rd Matchmaker round

on 03/30/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway deferred to the ladies for Good Friday and Passover (March 30rd), offering the non-denominational third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker. Four, $40,000 events again brought together many of the best pacing mares. First Division—A perfectly-pocketed Lakeisha Hall (George Brennan, $14.60) measured it off against 1-4 favorite L A Delight (Yannick Gingras). The latter, ...
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SBOANJ announces clothing donation program

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) will unveil a new program, Caretaker Care, Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The program will offer clean, gently used, clothing to caretakers and horsemen at no charge.   The donated clothing will be located on a rack between the doors of the drivers' lounge and medical office in the paddock.   "There are...
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Terror At Night takes Dover feature

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
Terror At Night caught front-pacing Nerida Franco N in the final stride to win the last $30,000 featured event for mares on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Driver Mike Cole pulled Terror At Night out of third and followed Apple Bottom Jeans on the outside before moving three wide turning for home.   Cole hustled the Western Terror-Enhance The Night 5 year old down the lane just in...
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Pacing mares featured Friday at Meadowlands

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Easter holiday weekend of live racing at the Meadowlands kicks off with an 11-race card on Friday evening.   The featured event is race two a $17,500 overnight comprised of seven gifted pacing mares, five of which are coming into the race off a win in their most recent start.   Delightful Dragon has strung together a pair of wins, a 1:51.4 score at fhe Meadowlands two back foll...
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Meadows trainer Andrews has paid her dues

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
For more than 20 years, Sarah Andrews paid her dues, working as an assistant trainer for a number of stables, including some of the most prominent in harness racing. All that hard work and learning has paid off, as Andrews has emerged as one of the leading percentage trainers at The Meadows this year.   Andrews will send out five horses Saturday, when the card begins at 1:05 p.m.   ...
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Big M gearing up for big Super Saturday

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
Last Saturday, March 24, was a big one at the Meadowlands as for the second time this year, handle on the live program reached the magic $3 million mark.   Total play was $3,086,823 on the 12-race program, a number surpassed only once earlier in the meeting, when betting reached $3,454,633 on March 3.   In addition, the track saw big action on its Pick-4 and Pick-5 bets.   "...
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Preferred stars qualify Thursday at Mohawk Park

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
With the start of the 2018 Woodbine, Mohawk Park racing season quickly approaching, several talented older performers resurfaced Thursday morning for qualifying action. Visibility was a bit of an issue for Thursday's nine-race qualifying session, as fog made it difficult to see the horses from the half until midstretch. The track was listed as "fast" with a one-second variant. O'Brien Award wi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
The George Morton Levy Memorial Series continues at Yonkers Raceway this weekend but leg three has a new face in the sulky behind Mach It So: Hall of Famer David Miller, who gave an update to Gordon Waterstone on his East Coast return in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Jordan Stratton had a Matchmaker winner last time out in round two but read why he believes he should have ...
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Minore wins NAADA leg with Wygant Prince

on 03/29/2018 2:00 AM
On an extremely foggy afternoon with intermittent rain falling in New York's southern Catskill Mountains, Paul Minore sat a two-hole trip then rallied his old warhorse, Wygant Prince, to a neck victory in the third leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) trot at Monticello Raceway on Thursday. After starting from the pole position Minore parked Jennifer Lappe's Here Come N...
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