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Dan Noble wins 5,000th career race

on 03/25/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble wasted no time on Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, accomplishing his mission for the day and registering his 5,000th career victory in the matinee’s opening race.  The 35-year-old reinsman, on the heels of a driving triple on Saturday night, urged Storyboard to the front of the field of $5,000 claiming mares in Sunday’s lidlifter. Once crossing over to the lea...
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Harrah’s Philadelphia revises race schedule

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has revised its 2018 live racing schedule, with the season now slated to begin on Friday, April 13.  The opening night card carries a first post of 6:30 p.m. The standard race week will follow a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday schedule. During the spring/summer season weekdays will carry a 12:25 p.m. first post and Sundays will...
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Evenin Of Pleasure ready for Levy leg two

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
After finishing second to Rockin Ron in leg one of the George Morton Levy Pacing Series in his seasonal debut March 17, trainer Jenn Bongiorno is expecting Evenin Of Pleasure to be even sharper in week two of the series. The 8-year-old will start from post three in the eighth race Saturday, in the second of four divisions of the Levy series on the 12-race program.  "Last week, I was so ple...
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Western Joe looks to continue Big M domination

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday night racing at the Meadowlands will see top pacer Western Joe go after his sixth win of the season in the seventh race $20,000 Preferred Handicap. The son of Western Ideal has flourished since turning four and frankly speaking has dominated the top class here all winter, the latest a front-end masterpiece in 1:50.4. He'll begin from the assigned outside post seven for the mee...
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Dapper Dude back in Meadows’ winner’s circle

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude snapped an uncharacteristic four-race losing streak Saturday at The Meadows with a determined front-end victory in the $20,000 Preferred Pace. Dapper Dude took the point from post six in a demanding :26.3, and it looked like he might be vulnerable late. But he showed that millionaire grit for Aaron Merriman, foiling the first-over challenge of Rock The Nite and scoring in 1:52.1...
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My Hero Ron rallies inside for MVR victory

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith) ran his record to three wins and three seconds in six tries since the calendar turned to 2018 by winning the $24,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night. While the 6-year-old Well Said gelding sports lifetime earnings of $667,663, the most impressive number may be that he has banked $51,900 already this year--despite a forced six-week quarantine that s...
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Home ‘N Dry, Good Living win at Pocono

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
The temperature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday was not very warm, but the battles for early and late supremacy in the co-featured $17,500 races were at a fever pitch, with pacesetters Home 'N Dry and Good Living overcoming both the high price they paid for the top and good foes coming back at them in the lane. They were four deep to the eighth pole in the trotting headliner,...
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Carolina Beach captures Saratoga feature

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Carolina Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) made his debut in the Open Pace a winning one on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.  The Melissa Beckwith trainee was lightly raced in his first couple of seasons but showed his propensity for winning last season when he prevailed in four of eight starts.  After going two-for-four, including a career-best 1:53 win from post eight earlie...
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Super Imposed N wins Dover feature

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Super Imposed N rang up a 1:50.1 triumph in the $35,000 Preferred pace while filly pacers Go Sandy Go and Gracefullyforgiven and male pacers Evolution Tour and Slick Tony won second legs of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) races for 3-year-old pacers on Thursday at Dover Downs.   Corey Callahan guided Super Imposed N between horses to catch front-pacing Major Uptre...
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Petticoat, Sagamore Hill finals set for Yonkers

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offers up its two richest races of the season to date next week, wrapping up the Petticoat and Sagamore Hill Pacing Series, respectively.   Monday night, with chivalry dictating the ladies go first, it's the $62,000 finale (7th race) of the Petticoat. The series, for 3- and 4-year-old lasses with limited (non-winners of four races and/or $40,000 through last Dec. 1) limeli...
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Bill Camp Jr., breeder-owner of Nansemond, dies

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
William "Bill" McCutcheon Camp Jr., well known as the owner of such greats as 1971 Little Brown Jug winner Nansemond, who upset Albatross in an epic race, died on March 20 at his home, Holliknoll Farm, in Carrsville, Va. He was 90.   Mr. Camp was born in Franklin, Va., in 1927 on Election Day. Active politically with both parties at times, he was most proud to say he was a lifel...
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Long-term funding announced for Ont. racing

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held Friday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.   "Our government recognizes that the horse racing industry is vital to communities across Ontario," said Leal. "That's why our government rema...
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LA Delight wins in Matchmaker Series debut

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
On Friday night Yonkers Raceway offered the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker. A quintet of $40,000 events again brought together many of the best pacing mares.  ‘Quintet’ was the watchword in the first division, with the field pared to five after a defection. Pole-sitting, series-debuting Wishy Washy Girl (Jason Bartlett, $4.80) kept pocket-sitting, even-money fave Twinkle (Eri...
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Rockin Racer impresses in Miami Valley Open

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Rockin Racer (Jared Finn), a lightly-raced 4-year-old Rockin Image mare, has found her best form since beginning to race at Miami Valley six weeks ago. Despite outermost post positions in full fields her last three starts, she continues to impress—including the Friday $25,000 Mares Open Handicap, which she won in 1:52.3. In her wake were runner-up American Girl (Trace Tetrick), show finisher ...
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Opulent Yankee captures eventful Big M open

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
The final quarter was eventful, but that didn’t stop Opulent Yankee from winning the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands. The 7-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yankee, who won the Preferred Handicap on March 9, made it two straight spotlighted Big M events, taking the $15,000 high-class conditioned trotting event in 1:54. Opulent Yankee, coupled in the wagering with Double L Lindy, was se...
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Tempus Seelster wins Saratoga feature

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
After prevailing in her first career start in the local Open, Tempus Seelster (Big Jim) finished second in back-to-back tries in the $12,000 feature for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel heading into Friday night.  The Heidi Rohr trainee was the public’s even money favorite in the five-horse Open for distaffers and driver Billy Dobson piloted the mare aggressively to the lead ap...
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Voltina one of longshot winners at Buffalo

on 03/22/2018 2:00 AM
The 12-race program at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 21) kept both the longshot and chalk players happy. A total of seven races were won with win mutuels in the double digits while the other five events went to heavy favorites. The longest price on the night went in the featured $7,700 mares pace with Voltina (John Cummings Jr.) scoring the 1-1/4 length decision over Tymal Lucky...
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Hoosier Park gearing up for March 30 opener

on 03/22/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off its 25th year of live harness racing on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 with a full weekend of promotions, giveaways, dining specials, free entertainment, family fun and more. With a first post time of 6:30 p.m., the 2018 live racing season will include a full stakes schedule featuring the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 10.  ...
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Diamond Dagger, Boli score at Pompano

on 03/22/2018 2:00 AM
Diamond Dagger and Boli shared the spotlight at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, winning their respective $15,000 Open Handicap events for trotters. Diamond Dagger, with Dave Ingraham in her sulky, captured the top event for the ladies by scoring a handy win measuring 2 1/4 lengths over Modern Mercury (Wally Hennessey) and Vicki All (J. D. Yoder)--the latter two in a photo for place honors....
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Merriman voted Mary Lib Miller award winner

on 03/22/2018 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman, who was won more races than any other harness driver in North America for each of the last three seasons and who recently became the 13th--and youngest--driver in continental history to record 10,000 career victories, has been voted the Mary Lib Miller Award, the most prestigious award given by the Keystone chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. "Ironman" Merriman ...
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