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MASS finals set for Monday at Plainridge

on 11/05/2017 1:00 AM
The most lucrative day in the history of Massachusetts produced Standardbreds will be held on Monday at Plainridge Park when eight $90,000 divisions of 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers will compete for a total of $720,000 in purses in the finals of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes. The races are carded as four non-betting (two before and two after the regular program) and four betting which w...
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Keystone Velocity sets TR in Potomac Pace

on 11/05/2017 1:00 AM
Keystone Velocity set a new standard at historic Rosecroft Sunday evening when he set a track record while winning the second edition of the $100,000 Potomac Pace in 1:47.3. Defending champion All Bets Off was 1 1/2 lengths behind the winner in second and Dealt A Winner was third.Keystone Velocity, a 9-year-old trained by Rene Allard and driven by Daniel Dube, shattered the previous track record...
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Crown champ Split The House heads to Potomac

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
Nearly a week after watching Split The House win the $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace, owner Michelle Crawford of Crawford Farms Racing was still having a hard time putting the victory into words. "I don’t think it has hit me yet," said Crawford earlier in the week. "It’s emotional. You know, this horse had so many obstacles. He didn’t race at two, he had a bone bruise last year, and he...
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Front-end Meadows score for Dapper Dude

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude zipped to the lead, thwarted the challenge of the hard-used Stride Of Pride and captured Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude was on an uncontested lead down the backside for Aaron Merriman when the three-wide Stride Of Pride drew even. But Stride Of Pride, parked every step, retreated in the lane, and Dapper Dude scored ...
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Scott Rocks solid in Yonkers victory

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
 Favored Scott Rocks (Eric Goodell, $4.50) two-moved to happiness Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from post position No. 5, Scott Rocks took an early three hole as pole-sitting The Rev (Jason Bartlett) seated everyone. Not content with the way the chairs were laid out, Scott Rocks made the lead just at a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. Aft...
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Maxdaddy Blue Chip best at Pocono

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
Maxdaddy Blue Chip, showing a long run of good form despite receiving some torturous trips recently, finally had racing luck on his side Saturday night (Nov. 4) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and he came home first in 1:49.2 while winning the $20,500 featured pace. The Sportswriter gelding actually got to race off of cover this week, and while off-the-pace racing often has limited succ...
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Focus Power edges Runaway Bay at Batavia

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
After flexing his muscle and invoking his will, Focus Power overtook In Runaway Bay in the shadow of the wire after a quarter-mile battle to win the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday afternoon. In Runaway Bay (Kevin Cummings) and Focus Power (Drew Monti) left for position and ended up getting the best seats in the house -- sitting one-two. In Runaway Bay was on top and...
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Scarborough Downs cancels Saturday's card

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
Five days following last weekend's devastating storm, electrical power has yet to be restored at Scarborough Downs. With live harness racing scheduled for this weekend, track management has been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel Saturday's card.   We remain hopeful that power can be restored in time to salvage Sunday's live performance, and will keep you all updat...
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Five elected to PA Harness Racing Hall of Fame

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
Four men instrumental in the growth and sustaining of harness racing's pre-eminent position in the state of Pennsylvania--Walter "Boots" Dunn, Roger Hammer, Harry Harvey, and Jim Simpson--have been selected by the Keystone Chapter of the U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) as the second group of inductees into the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Along with this quartet, a Veteran...
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Creatine to stand at Ohio's Sugar Valley Farm

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
In an exciting turn of events for Ohio breeders, multi-millionaire trotter Creatine will be standing at Sugar Valley Farm in 2018.   Creatine, one of the richest sons of Andover Hall, made over $2,000,000 throughout his career, with wins that included the Kentucky Futurity, Breeders Crown and Allerage Trot, over heavy favorite Sebastian K. This move to Ohio will make him on...
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Tim Tetrick 12th to reach 10,000 wins

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick has long had a knack for rewriting the record books. In Friday afternoon’s final race at Harrah’s Philadelphia, he did it again, becoming the youngest driver to win 10,000 races and doing so in partnership with Marcus Melander trainee Earl Variera ($2.60). The Flora, Ill. native is now the 12th driver in the history of North American harness racing to...
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Mackenzie A takes Yonkers F&M open

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
 A sluggish-early Mackenzie A (Jordan Stratton, $5.70) was in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away slowly from post position No. 4, the Matchmaker champ saw Call Me Queen Be (Mark MacDonald) make the lead around Betabcool N (Eric Goodell) before a :27 opening quarter-mile. The latter then took over from the former, getting a :...
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Addys Way speeds to Dayton Open win

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
A hotly-contested $18,500 Mares Open at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night resulted in a mild upset by Addys Way (Dan Noble) over Juslikeaqueen (Josh Sutton) and Colorful Sky (Aaron Merriman). Townlinedaliscard (Kyle Ater) and American Girl (Mike Micallef) finished in a dead heat for fourth at the end of the 1:51.4 mile.   With the win, Addys Way inched her way closer to t...
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Three-wide move wins it for Kahoku at Batavia

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
Kahoku abandoned his usual front-running style to find the winner's circle in the $10,500 Open Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night.   Osprey Vision (Ray Fisher Jr.) and Noble Legend (Billy Davis Jr.) both left hard and battled for the lead in a two-horse breakaway. When they reached the quarter in :28.1, Osprey Vision had seated Noble Legend while the rest of the field finally ...
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Meadowlands back in action on Saturday

on 11/02/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is back!   Live racing returns on Saturday with the start of the Fall/Winter meet beginning with a 13-race card. Racing will continue each Saturday through the month of November.   Opening Day coincides with Breeders Cup Saturday, so fans will be treated to a day-long extravaganza of horse racing action complete with a premium buffet in the tier...
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Devious Man back at Hoosier for Erskine Trot

on 11/02/2017 2:00 AM
Devious Man missed his opportunity to race in last weekend's Breeders Crown championship for 3-year-old colt trotters at Hoosier Park, but the colt returns to the Anderson, Ind., track for Saturday's $235,000 Carl Erskine Trot. The Erskine's 10-horse field includes the three best finishers from the Breeders Crown—winner What The Hill, runner-up Lindy The Great, and International Moni. Two...
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Hoosier stakes, Kindergartens in Weekend Preview!

on 11/02/2017 2:00 AM
Fresh off an outstanding weekend of Breeders Crown championships at Hoosier Park, the Indiana racetrack hosts four Grand Circuit events for 3 year olds on Saturday night. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Jamie Macomber relives her big victory behind Beckhams Z Tam in the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace and talks about his chances in this weekend's $250,000 Monument ...
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Potomac Pace attracts stars to Rosecroft

on 11/02/2017 2:00 AM
Put up $100,000, says the sport’s leading trainer Ron Burke, "and you’ll get a lot of good horses." Such is the case with Sunday’s $100,000 Potomac Pace.  The second edition of historic Rosecroft’s signature event drew many of the best older pacers in North America, including Burke’s defending champion All Bets Off, Breeders Crown champion Split The House, Levy Series...
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Osprey Impact cruises in Plainridge open

on 11/02/2017 2:00 AM
Osprey Impact has been a win machine since coming to the Commonwealth from Prince Edward Island in September and that trend continued as he won the $14,000 Open Trot at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon. Osprey Impact (Mike Stevenson) left sharply for the lead along with Ostrich Blue Chip (Greg Merton) who floated-out indecisively third until past the half when he got in gear and bolted...
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Gloire Dream repeats at Hollywood Dayton

on 11/02/2017 2:00 AM
Gloire Dream, for the second straight week, topped the $18,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night. The 6-year-old chestnut gelding, trained by Tyler George for CC Racing LLC, got away sixth for driver Jeremy Smith, moved up to fifth in the outer flow at the half, tipped three-wide and was fourth at the three-quarters, then finished strong to pass pocket-sitter Penn (Jos...
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