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Golden Son best in Pocono feature

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
Despite having to go first-over in the muck on the proverbial "dark and stormy night," the Majestic Son gelding Golden Son raced off to a 3 ½-length victory in the $20,500 featured trot Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:55.3.   Driver Mike Simons handled sulky duties behind Golden Son for trainer Jenny Melander and owners John Devito and Rocco Manniello. Unraced at two, Gold...
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Indiana, Hoosier Park shines on Breeders Crowns

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
It was definitely Indiana's time on many platforms Saturday during the second of two nights of action for the Breeders Crown Championships. The track pulled in a fantastic crowd that filled every portion of the grandstand and they were treated with three Indiana-sired winners out of the six Breeders Crown races on the track.   Hannelore Hanover was victorious in the Open Trot, Fiftyd...
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Sunshine State Stakes raced at Pompano

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
The FSBOA sponsored Sunshine State Stakes were contested in four non-wagering classes for 2 year olds on Sunday with new life marks produced in three of the four $12,000 finals -- all trained by Kim Sears.   Jay and Kim Sears' Proud Bushy trotting filly Jennifer took the opener for John MacDonald, stopping the timer in 2:03.4, lowering her previous mark by more than five seconds. &n...
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Meadowlands to begin post position draw show

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Fall/Winter Meet begins Saturday, Nov. 4, and fans will get an inside look into the racing office thanks to a new Facebook Live broadcast.   Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 31, and continuing each Tuesday during November, the Meadowlands will produce a Facebook Live broadcast at 11 a.m. featuring the post position draw for selected stakes races.   The shows will t...
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Top pacing mare C'mon Ashley dies at 34

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
World champion pacing mare C'mon Ashley p,1:53.2f ($512,096) died Oct. 30, 2017 at Marty Wollam's farm in Vienna, Ohio. She was 34 years old and had been living out her life at the farm since she was given to Wollam by Hickory Lane Farm when her breeding career was over.   The daughter of Flight Director-Joey Woe raced from 1985-1990 and won 51 times in 128 lifetime starts. She was ...
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Meadows horsemen partner with Penguins

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is proud to announce a major partnership agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2017-2018 season.   Millions of people will now see new Meadows Racing signage throughout the PPG Paints Arena including dasherboards, LED ribbon boards and digital advertising.This new endeavor with the Pengu...
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Safe From Terror posts 18th win of season

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
Safe From Terror won for the 18th time this year when she drew off late to capture Monday’s (Oct. 30) $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. After stretching out Tessa Seelster and Spreester before yielding the early lead, Safe From Terror roared to the top at the three-eighths for Jim Pantaleano and had little trouble thwarting the first-over challenge of ...
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Longshots dominate on Dover opener

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
Oct. 30 is traditionally "Mischief Night," and longshots abounded at Dover Downs on opening night of the 2017-18 season. Trust Fund Baby, off at 7-1, took the $14,000 feature trot over a track rated as "good." Vic Kirby had a driving triple.  A 46-1 shot, Uptown Spunk, reined by Roger Plante Jr, started off the meet scoring a nose victory beating My Big Kadillac (Vince Copeland) to wi...
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Big Man Ev dominates in MASS

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
The third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) for 3-year-olds was contested at Plainridge Park on Monday for purses totaling $133,500 and three of the four events displayed very strong performances.  All four races were non-betting events. In the $34,000 colt and gelding trot, Big Man Ev (Chapter Seven-Possessed By Lindy) went immediately to the front and led every step of the mile...
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Chris Page drives 4,000th career winner

on 10/30/2017 2:00 AM
Chris Page drove from his hometown of Delaware, Ohio, to Northfield Park on Monday needing just one win to reach his 4,000 career milestone. The program started and Page went right to work, winning the very first race of the evening aboard Scarlet Cat.  He started from post-2 and sat the pocket through fractions of :27.4, :57 and 1:25.1.  Page tipped Scarlet Cat approaching ...
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Hoosier handles $1.7 million on Crown card

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
Rain settled into the area and made racing conditions muddy, but the inclement weather didn't come close to dampening the spirits of racing fans as they witnessed history in the making. The first of two nights of the Breeders Crown Championships at Hoosier Park brought in a full house ready to see the best horses in North America vie for divisional honors. The evening played host to six of ...
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Hannelore Hanover wins Crown open trot

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover became the first female winner of the Breeders Crown Open Trot in 19 years, beating Crazy Wow by 1¼ lengths in 1:52.1 in Saturday night's $526,250 final at Hoosier Park. Marion Marauder was third. Crazy Wow led the field around the first turn with Hannelore Hanover staying to his outside in a move for the lead. She got there just prior to the quarter, rea...
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Breeders Crown 2YOCT won by Fiftydallarbill

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
Fiftydallarbill won the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot at Hoosier Park on Saturday night by 1¼ lengths over Met's Hall in 1:55. Trace Tetrick drove the winner. Fiftydallarbill (Swan For All-CR Dixie Chick) settled into sixth off the gate as Met's Hall and Samo Different Day fired quickly to the front with the former getting the top. Fourth Dimension, the 1-2 publi...
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Stay Hungry feasts in Breeders Crown 2YOCP

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry charged off the final turn to overtake Western Passage and then held off Shnitzledosomethin by a neck to win Saturday night's $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male pacers in 1:50.4 at Hoosier Park. Closing Statement was third. Shnitzledosomethin, Karpathian Kid and Western Pleasure all spent time in front during the first three-quarters of the race, with the quar...
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What The Hill wins Breeders Crown 3YOCT

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
What The Hill dominated his division foes again as he won the $527,500 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot at Hoosier Park Saturday night in 1:52.3. David Miller drove the winner. Four left the gate evenly, finding spots behind Lindy The Great, who guided the field through a :26.4 opening quarter. In the catbird seat was slight 7-5 favorite What The Hill as positions stayed the ...
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Breeders Crown 3YOCP to Beckhams Z Tam

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
Beckhams Z Tam, the third Indiana-bred of the night to capture a Breeders Crown, has spent nearly his entire career racing at Hoosier Park. He was driven by Ricky Macomber Jr. and is trained by his wife, Jamie, who is a former assistant to trainer Ron Burke. Jamie Macomber greeted her husband with a hug and kiss as he returned to the winner's circle with Beckhams Z Tam. A large crowd gathered i...
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Breeders Crown open pace to Split The House

on 10/28/2017 2:00 AM
Split The House (Rocknroll Hanover-Shake That Junk) left alertly but settled for second as All Bets Off soared from the outside nine post to take the early lead. The first quarter came up in a sizzling :25.4 as the shuffling began. The battles were not over as All Bets Off returned to the outside and took on Mach It So, one of the early leaders shuffled, as the lead exchanged through a half in ...
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Kindergarten prelims wrap up at Vernon

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs hosted leg number five of the Kindergarten Classic featuring all 2-year-old classes on Thursday. The first Kindergarten Classic race was for trotting colts and geldings. Tito (Andrew McCarthy) took over just before the half and glided to an easy victory in 1:55.2. Seven Iron (Tim Tetrick) finished second and Glider Man (Corey Callahan) settled for third. Tito (Muscle Mass...
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Michiana Classic catalogs now available

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the inaugural Michiana Classic Yearling Sale. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, in the all new Michiana Event Center (MEC Center) in the northern Indiana destination town of Shipshewana. Start time is 11 am.  120 yearlings have been catalogued with yearl...
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Merriman hopes to deal himself a Crown winner

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman got Dealt A Winner and will try to play a winning hand in Saturday’s $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Dealt A Winner and Mach It So each won an elimination last week, with David Miller driving both. Miller will drive Mach It So in Saturday’s final, so Merriman was called upon to drive Dealt A Winner.  A 5-year-old gelding, Dealt A Win...
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