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Callahan five-bagger, DSBF 2FPs at Dover Downs

on 11/14/2017 12:00 AM
Gracefullyforgiven and Go Sandy Go won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 two-year-old filly paces while Corey Callahan notched five wins on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Unbeaten Gracefullyforgiven remained undefeated in DSBF events scoring a 1:54.2 victory wire-to-wire to up her record to five-for-five with Art Stafford Jr. driving for owner-trainer Jeff Clark and David Clark. The R...
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Bessie by a nose in Meadows feature

on 11/14/2017 12:00 AM
Bessie regained her status among the distaff trotting elite at The Meadows when she rallied to capture Tuesday’s $17,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap. A top performer at The Meadows for several years, Bessie had to drop into lower-end conditioned races to get her most recent victory. But the 6-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi-Cantab’s Chorine was sharp up in class, sur...
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ABC Muscles Boy takes Pocono Trot feature

on 11/13/2017 12:00 AM
The ABC Garland gelding ABC Muscles Boy went from the bottom conditioned level at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to the apex in four victorious steps, trotting through the 33-degree chill and overcoming first-over to win by a length in 1:53.3 in the $20,500 handicap trot. Rene Allard trains the career winner of $285,991 in his current hot 4-for-4 form. Rene’s brother Simon had driven hi...
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Medusa cruises at The Meadows

on 11/13/2017 12:00 AM
Medusa zipped right to the lead from post 6 and never had an anxious moment as she cruised to victory in Monday’s $17,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Medusa easily thwarted the first-over challenge of Fox Valley Charm and scored for Tony Hall in 1:52.2 over a "good" surface, 1 1/4 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Miss Mady. Fox Valley Charm raced ...
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Cherokee Hiflyzane last to first at Plainridge

on 11/13/2017 12:00 AM
A driving rain and cold temperatures provided a miserable day to race at Plainridge Park, but Cherokee Hiflyzane went from worst to first and captured the $14,000 Plainridge Special pacing feature in impressive style on Monday afternoon. Cherokee Hiflyzane (Mike Stevenson) got away a distant last off the gate while SB Mike’s Hot Beach (Shawn Gray) barked the marching orders on the fr...
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Slick Tony, Evolution Tour impress in DSBF

on 11/13/2017 12:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) got off to a fast start when Slick Tony and Evolution Tour scored impressive victories in $20,000 first leg action. Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick notched three driving wins each at Dover Downs on Monday. .  Foster, a third generation horseman following in the footsteps of his father, Arty Foster, Jr., took Slick Tony right to the front and ...
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Jim Marohn Jr. Drives 4,000th winner

on 11/12/2017 12:00 AM
Driver Jim Marohn Jr. made personal history on the Saturday evening (Nov. 11) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, guiding the Badlands Hanover gelding Big N Bad home first. It was the 4,000th victory of a career that started in 2002 for Marohn. The son of longtime Yonkers/Roosevelt top gun Jim Marohn Sr., continues to add higher numbers to his 2017 best totals ever – now at 440 victo...
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2YO American History still undefeated

on 11/12/2017 12:00 AM
Week Two of the new Pick-10 Survivor wager at the Meadowlands picked up steam as the pool size increased to $16,188, up nearly 40 percent from its debut. While 33 tickets shared in the bounty last week, one single survivor took down the entire pool (minus 15 percent takeout) on Saturday (Nov. 11) for a $13,751.26 score on the 20-cent winning combination. The ticket was purchased through Twi...
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Drew Monti drives 5 winners at Batavia Saturday

on 11/12/2017 12:00 AM
The $125,000 finals of the Claiming Championship Series (CCS) that highlighted the card at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 11) produced some impressive efforts on the track from both man and beast and one of them now tops the sport once again. Quicksilvercandy A who came into the night tied with Safe From Terror for the most wins in North America this year with 19, reclaimed her previously...
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The Real One captures Yonkers pace feature

on 11/12/2017 12:00 AM
Favored The Real One (Pat Lachance, $5.60) went by a stubborn leader before holding off the back markers Saturday night (Nov. 11), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. Sitting chilly from post position four as the temps hovered around freezing, The Real One watch pole-sitting Bakersfield (Greg Merton) stuff an antsy Orillia Joe (Brent Holland) in behind, then rebuff a se...
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Charmed Life wins Yonkers Open Trot in 1:54.4

on 11/12/2017 12:00 AM
Favored Charmed Life (Yannick Gingras, $5.50) was first-up and faultless Sunday afternoon (Nov. 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Open Handicap Trot. With only a seven-horse field, the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile. Charmed Life, unhurried from post position three, saw an early scrum for the lead. A very wide In Secret (George Brennan) eventually worked around Georgie...
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Mohawk Hi 5 hit for $146,937 on Friday

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
The Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 had just a single winning ticket Friday evening for a $146,937.92 payout. Long shots filled the top-five finishers in the Jackpot Hi-5 event (Race 10). Three-year-old pacing filly Kloof Street (#6) pulled off a 16-1 upset, while being followed in the top-three by a pair of fillies at double-digit odds. The two favourites finished outside the top-five, whi...
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Jenn Bongiorno sending out Georgie's Pockets

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
Since taking out her trainers' license in June, Jenn Bongiorno has enjoyed immediate and steady success at Yonkers Raceway. She's sent out 18 winners from 73 starts for an 18 percent strike rate and posted another 27 placings. Despite her flying start and a contingent of top-class horses in her stable, a victory in the lucrative local Open ranks has proven elusive. Bongiorno will have another ch...
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Enoch returns from layoff, wins for Burke

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
Shrugging off the effects of a 3-1/2-month layoff, Enoch found his best stride late to capture Saturday’s (Nov. 11) $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Enoch got away fifth for Dave Palone and trailed by six lengths at the half. But the 4-year-old Panspacificflight-Kieanna’s Angel gelding poured through the stretch to edge A Real Miracle by a neck in 1:51.4. Early leader Dapper ...
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Mykindachip scores 50th career victory

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
Mykindachip has ruled the roost in both Ohio and Indiana this season, winning open paces will regularity. His 1:51.4 triumph at Hollywood Dayton on Saturday (Nov. 11) was his sixth score in his last nine starts at the highest levels, with three of the victories coming at Hoosier Park and three at Hollywood Dayton. His 2017 scorecard now reads 10-9-5 in 33 starts. Mykindachip's most recent tally...
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Amateur events to Joe Lee, Ned Hodkinson

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
The granddaddy of all amateur racing organizations, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, which came to fruition nearly four decades ago, has been the inspiration for all the amateur clubs that have since evolved. And there are many, much to the delight of the participants as well of the harness racing secretaries. When there are events at two different venues on the same evening, one can beg...
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Waterstone closes gap in 2nd in HANA contest

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
In an abbreviated contest week, Gordon Waterstone won the 76th leg of the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge allowing him to close the gap on contest leader Rusty Nash by forty points with three legs remaining. While Jay Hochstetler had three winners for the week, he had to settle for second place for the week as Waterstone's two winners included Springsteen ($15.20...
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Dynamite Dame tops broodmares at Harrisburg

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
Dynamite Dame, a 5-year-old trotting mare in foal to Muscle Hill, was the sales topper at Thursday's mixed sale session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, going for $135,000 to agent Bryan Montgomery. A daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the Donerail mare One Sharp Lady, Dynamite Dame was a stakes-winner at age 2 and runner-up to world champion Mission Brief in the 2014 New Jersey Sire Stakes cham...
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Illinois horsemen file lawsuit over recapture

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
Purse earnings support thousands of jobs throughout Illinois and sustain the horse racing industry. Horse owners, trainers, backstretch workers at the state's three tracks, breeders, veterinarians, blacksmiths, thoroughbred jockeys and standardbred drivers, and feed and hay suppliers across downstate all depend on purse dollars to earn their living. But due to "recapture," a law unique to horse...
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Strong edition of Officials Accreditation Program

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association is currently holding its Judges Accreditation Program at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The 60-hour educational seminar, which is a nine-day program, began on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and is conducted under the auspices of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP). The school provides a formal way to cover both basic, day-to-day responsibilities and...
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