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Fear The Dragon headlines PASS 3YO finals

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Brian Brown's stable is home to three of the top 10 horses in the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which is a feat the trainer never considered likely.   "It's not something you ever think is going to happen, that you're going to have that many in a year," Brown said. "It's something I've never experienced, so I don't really know how to take it. But it's a good thing to ha...
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Busy as a beaver in Saturday's OSS finals

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
The old adage "Busy As A Beaver" certainly applies to one of Ohio's top trotting conditioners, as trainer Chris Beaver will harness no less than eight diagonally-gaited Standardbreds in a trio of $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships on Saturday night, Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs.   Being involved in the Ohio Sires Stakes is nothing new to the 45-year-old Columbus, Ohio native, who h...
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McWicked's return to Canada continues in CPD

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Back in the care of trainer Casie Coleman, the 6-year-old McWicked could surpass $2 million© in career earnings with a strong performance in Saturday's $615,000 Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk Racetrack.   Following his 4-year-old campaign, McWicked departed from Coleman's barn and was moved to trainer Steve Elliott, who conditioned the son of McArdle for his five-year-old seas...
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Pennsylvania set to crown 3YO champs Sunday

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
The best Pennsylvania bred 3-year-old pacers and trotters will be in action on Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia in the finals of their respective divisions. The total purses will be $252,000 for each event.   The 3-year-old filly trotting division final (Race 11) figures to be a wide-open affair. Morning-line favorite Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan) won her most recent PASS eve...
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Perry wins 5 on Shenandoah County fair opener

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
The 100th year of harness racing at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock kicked off Wednesday afternoon under sunny skies and in front of a large, appreciative crowd. A card of eight races was contested at the opener of a four-day non-wagering meet, which continues through Saturday, Sept. 2.   Two year olds took center stage in the first pair. Susan Viars' pacer, Lemonaideshine, ...
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Jug countdown and more in Weekend Preview!

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
"It's the final countdown. The final countdown." Those are the lyrics sung by Europe in their hit song we all know immediately by its opening chords, and it's the mode harness racing is now in as the calendar nears the Little Brown Jug on Sept. 21. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, we take a look at some of the contenders in action this weekend, including a group in the Messen...
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Press release addresses "over 50" amateur races

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
For Friday (Sept. 8) two separate classes have been written on The Meadowlands condition sheet. There is an "Open to all amateur drivers" division that requires horses to fit: Non-winners of $7,500 in last five Starts. W/O $1,750 per start in 2017 or in 2016/2017 if less than eight starts in 2017. Optional claiming $17,500. There is also a "Senior" division with the fo...
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V Power goes back-to-back in KYSS

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old trotters and pacers were contested at The Red Mile on Thursday evening. The next stop for this group will be the $175,000 finals on Sunday. Trotting fillies got underway in the third race as Cassandra AS made amends for a break in leg one with a 1:59.4 maiden breaker for Tyler Smith. She converted a perfect pocket trip behind barn mate and leg...
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Tag Up And Go three-peats at Plainridge

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
 Tag Up And Go is on a real run at Plainridge Park after posting his third straight win on Thursday afternoon; this week in the featured $14,000 Open Handicap trot. Tag Up And Go (Greg Merton) was floated outside fourth for the first quarter mile before Merton asked him to go on. He cleared the leader Seeking Steven (Chris Long) and took control in front of the grandstand before gettin...
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Lord Cromwell, Swell Chap win NYSS

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colts and geldings took center stage at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night. There were two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotters that went for purses of $91,550 and both were won by sons of Chapter Seven. Lord Cromwell (Chapter Seven- Oh Oh Its Magic-Credit Winner) was moved out to the early lead by driver Jim Morrill Jr. and the Ed Hart trainee r...
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Trotter Justify tops Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
The 61st Annual Pre-Jug Mixed Sale held August 28-29 in Delaware, Ohio, featured several hundred racehorses along with a nice group of black type yearlings and some breeding stock. The market was hot in each division. The racehorses were led by the potential Open trotter Justify 6,1:54f at $48,000.  Charley Morgan of Ohio consigned the fast son of Justice Hall along with stablemate Sea...
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Awsome Valley posts 39th career victory

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Frank Chick's Awsome Valley ($13.40, Russell Foster) was a 1:55.4 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Awsome Valley took the lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.1 seconds as I Like My Boss relinquished in second. The 1-5 favorite Wind Of The North got in gear in second-over position behind Theresademoninme while the leader marched to the h...
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Ed Mullen, founder of Fair Winds Farm, dies

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Edward Kett Mullen, 94, of Cream Ridge, NJ, founder of New Jersey's Fair Winds Farm, died on Aug. 24. Mr. Mullen died at home of natural causes.   Son of Edward Kett and Mary Kinnear Mullen, Mr. Mullen was an avid outdoorsman and became an Eagle Scout in his youth in Brooklyn, NY. His college education at the Forestry College of the State University of New York was interrupted by Wo...
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McNair fillies capture Ontario Gold at Mohawk

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Fillies trained by Gregg McNair now sit first and second in the three-year-old pacing filly point standings as Action Majesty and The Joy Luck Club triumphed in their respective Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. First out of the paddock for the McNair Stable was Action Majesty, who was sent off as the Race 3 favourite after winning her last two Gold Series starts...
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Pasultimatedelite N bests Marlee B at Pocono

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Pasultimatedelite N ($28.80) delighted in getting the ultimate good trip in the pocket, then came on to catch odds-on pacesetter Marlee B to win the $16,500 mares pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Andrew McCarthy, guiding his fourth winner of the night, sent the daughter of Bettors Delight to the lead in the 26.3 initial stanza, then yield to the qua...
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Sophomores in KYSS action Thurs. at Red Mile

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old trotters and pacers will be raced on Thursday night at The Red Mile. Each division required a single division all of which will race for a purse of $15,000.   Kentucky-based owner-breeder ACL Stuteri along with trainer Anette Lorentzon and driver Elliott Deaton combined to win both the colt and filly divisions of leg one with Almondy A...
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Bartlett eyes first Yonkers Trot victory

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
For all the success Jason Bartlett has enjoyed since making Yonkers Raceway his office nearly a decade—and six driving titles—ago, one of the few holes in the resume is a rather chasmic one. A Yonkers Trot win.   "It's the signature race and my home track and it's eluded me," Bartlett said. "It's an important race for me personally and I want to win it. I've had three good chanc...
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Hurrikane Shorty makes NYSS 4th win in 6 starts

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday night hosted the $160,400 New York Sires Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies.   A pair of $80,200 divisions comprised the soggy event.   The opening group was another, odds-on wire job by Hurrikane Shorty (Jason Bartlett, $2.90). Just as she did when these ladies hit town a dozen nights ago, there were no issues. This time, fro...
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Harrington, USO team up to help Harvey victims

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway and Casino, in conjunction with USO Delaware, is pleased to announce a donation drive on Sept. 1-2 called "Harvey Hurts But We Can Help," to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims located in Texas and Louisiana.   Customers are encouraged to bring $10 gift cards from the following retailers/outlets: Visa/Mastercard, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club and Costco. In exchange fo...
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Meadowlands condition sheet now available

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
The condition sheet for Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at the Meadowlands is now available on the web.   Qualifiers will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Enter by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.   Further information is available by calling the Racing Office at (201) 842-5130. (Meadowlands)
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