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Galarina takes Pompano Monday feature

on 04/03/2018 2:00 AM
Galarina, patiently driven by Andy Santeramo, took top honors in Pompano Park's $13,200 Open pacing feature for mares on Monday night, slipping through along the pylons late to score in 1:53.   The 7-year-old daughter of Dali pinned a defeat measuring a half-length on the pacesetting Freakonomica, handled by Jim Meittinis, with Roll With Faith, teamed up with Dave Ingraham, next, 1 ...
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"Lady" looks to stay hot for Mossbarger final

on 04/03/2018 2:00 AM
Rockin Hot Lady was slowed by issues at ages 2 and 3, but with three wins in her past four starts, the 4-year-old female pacer is starting to reward trainer Ernie Gaskin's confidence in her. On Friday, the mare will attempt to extend her hot streak in the Dr. Don Mossbarger Memorial Series championship at Ohio's Miami Valley Raceway before possibly being sent to compete on the East Coast. &...
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Field set for Ont. Regional Driving Championship

on 04/03/2018 2:00 AM
The road to the 2018 National Driving Championship (NDC) scheduled at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Sept. 26, will kick off with the Ontario Regional Driving Championship, the first of four regional events. Standardbred Canada is pleased to confirm the field of nine drivers for the Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, at The Raceway at Western Fair Dist...
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Two spots left for handicapping championship

on 04/03/2018 2:00 AM
Two more spots are up for grabs this Saturday in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's Last Chance Qualifier. The qualifier has a $100 total fee ($50 entry plus a $50 real-money bankroll).The format requires players to place a minimum of 5 $10 Win wagers on Meadowlands races. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm.   There are 60 players already qualified for the ...
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Sectionline Bigry sets Miami Valley mark

on 04/03/2018 2:00 AM
A new track record and a prolonged winning streak were the results of another pair of Lebanon Legends late-closer series finals on the Tuesday matinee at Miami Valley Raceway. In the $17,500 Omar Hiteman Memorial championship race, Sectionline Bigry established a new track record for sophomore pacing colts when he upset heavily favored Mindtrip in 1:51. After CG’s Boy Toy and Colin N D...
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Agent Mac three-peats at The Meadows

on 04/03/2018 2:00 AM
Agent Mac made it three straight Tuesday at The Meadows when he wore down the leader, What A Hunk, with a persistent uncovered move that carried him to victory in the opening leg of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot.  Conservator took the other $15,000 opening-leg division in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The event honors the late Ben Wood, longtime trainer, driver a...
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Melander sends 4 to SOA Bonus Series opener

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Jenny Melander started two horses in the $100,000 Yonkers Raceway/SOA of NY Bonus Trotting Series last year, Golden Son and Ameliosi, who finished third and fifth, respectively. In addition, Ontheroad De Vie claimed the runner-up spot in the $25,000 consolation for series eligibles on the same card. When the four-week series starts anew Tuesday, Melander will send out a formidable four...
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Hollywood Sign A wins Pompano Open

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
Hollywood Sign A, the classy Australian-bred Life Sign gelding, led from first long stride to last in taking Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night.   Superbly handled by owner-trainer Matt Krueger, the 9 year old, beginning from coveted post five, sawed though panels of :27. :55.2 and 1:24.2 before a :27.2 sprint home held track record holder Panocchio, driven by...
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Pepsi North America Cup hosts announced

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup returns bigger than ever this year to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park. The signature race of the 2018 Standardbred season will take place Saturday, June 16, with K. Trevor Wilson and Dylan Playfair from Letterkenny and live music from country duo Buck Twenty. Advance tickets are now available at bit.ly/NACup2018. General admission tickets ar...
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Devito takes pleasure in owning, breeding

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
When he was a teenager, John Devito would hop on a bus with a friend and head to Yonkers and Roosevelt raceways, where he developed a passion for harness racing. Trips to the track these days continue to provide the 54-year-old Queens, N.Y., resident with thrills, but as much more than a fan. Devito, who is in the car wash/express oil change business, owns 20 horses including a handful of h...
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Dan Patch dinner returning to Orlando in 2019

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
If you have everything prepared for a winning effort, and that effort results in success, and you have the same people in place for the next time -- why make any changes from a winning formula? So thought the United States Harness Writers Association, the sport’s leading group of journalists, who is announcing that its 2019 meetings and Dan Patch Awards banquet will return to the wil...
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Churita beats boys in 1:53.1 at Miami Valley

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
Another pair of Legends champions were crowned at Miami Valley on Monday afternoon (April 2) as Uncle Buck captured the $17,500 final of the Robert J. Brown Memorial Series and Canadian Rocker won the $17,500 George ‘Red’ Owens Memorial Series final. The Brown Memorial featured trotters who started the late-closer as non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $20,000. Uncle Buck (Trace Tetrick...
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Dance For Kisses upsets at 16-1 at Meadows

on 04/02/2018 2:00 AM
Shuffled to sixth at the three-quarters, Dance For Kisses roared wide through the lane to spring a 16-1 shocker in Monday’s (April 2) $15,000 opening leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The series for 3-year-old fillies honors the memory of the late Ruby Cook, the track’s longtime switchboard operator. Dance For Kisses hadn’t raced since Aug. 15 and had only a maiden victo...
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Dr J Hanover leads third round of Levy series

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway used the last day of March to feature the fourth round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Four, $50,000 events comprised the Free-for-All foray. First Division—After a pair of less-than-stellar series trips, Missile J (Tim Tetrick, $7.30) came to play. From post position No. 3, he threw down the gauntlet(:27.3, :56 1:24.1, 1:52) en route to the fastest local mi...
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Open Paces & Tharps Series elims highlight Miami Valley

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of Open Paces and a pair of final preliminary divisions of the Tom Tharps Memorial late-closing series highlighted the Saturday (March 31) night program at Miami Valley, raced over a sloppy surface due to persistent light rains during the night. Night Pro returned to his winning ways, fronting the $25,000 Open I pacers from start to finish in 1:52. Now two for seven on the season, wi...
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Western Joe wins fifth Big M feature

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
The king has regained his crown. The hard-hitting Western Joe reigned supreme once again at the Meadowlands, winning the Saturday night feature – the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers – for a fifth time in eight tries this year. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal scored some revenge over arch-rival Bettor's Edge, who gunned down Western Joe at the wire when the pair squared off last w...
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Awesomeness takes handicap pace at Pocono

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
The stretch headwind / backstretch tailwind was a major factor during the Saturday night racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and so was the Mach Three gelding Awesomeness, who won the season's first $25,000 handicap pace in 1:51.3. The stiff breeze was helping leavers – as one was quickly reminded when The Wayfaring Man, Awesomeness, and Texas Terror N had little between them from ...
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Im So Handsome blasts to Buffalo win

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
An unbelievable wind-aided :26 second quarter split helped Im So Handsome ($9.50) power to a good looking victory on Saturday night (March 31) in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,800 pace. After tussling with China Dream to an opening split of 29.2, Im So Handsome caught the jet stream also known as Buffalo Raceway's home stretch to put up a quick 55.2 time to the half mile marker and...
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Saratoga's most dominant pacer & trotter continue to win

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
A couple of familiar faces made trips to the winner's circle in Saturday's co-features at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Artful Way (Artistic Fella) is the back-to-back Pacer of the Year at the track and scored his third consecutive victory in the local Open Pace on Saturday night. Frank Coppola Jr. sat patiently with the Open Pace's 1-5 favorite before unleashing him in the final 3/8 of a mile. ...
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2018 Weiss Series gets underway at Pocono

on 04/01/2018 2:00 AM
The Easter Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono was headlined by events in the first preliminary round of the Bobby Weiss Series for developing younger horses, with three $15,000 divisions for both trotting males and pacing females. In the trot action, all-time Pocono leading driver George Napolitano Jr. emerged victorious in the first two sections. Meadowbranch Ricky led...
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