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Eliminations set for Canadian Pacing Derby

on 08/22/2017 2:00 AM
A group of 16 older pacers will compete in this Saturday’s Canadian Pacing Derby eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack in search of a spot in the $615,000 final on Sept. 2.    First raced in 1936, the Canadian Pacing Derby is the oldest stakes race in Canadian harness racing. An annual showcase of the finest pacers in the sport, this year’s group of entrants is arguably the most...
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PASS 2CT sweep for David Miller

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver David Miller, second on the all-time money list and the leading active driving earner with John Campbell retired, took all three $54,785 divisions of the fourth and final preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, two of them with youngsters garnering their second Sires triumphs, and the oth...
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Lookslikeachpndale repeats in Rose Trot

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
Lookslikeachpndale defended his title in the $75,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Invitation Trot featured on the Sunday night's harness racing card at Georgian Downs. Luc Blais trains the 5-year-old son of Muscle Hill for the Determination stable of Montreal, Que.   The three inside horses left alertly off the gate, with 4-5 favorite Windsun Revenge (Rick Zeron) taking the lead through...
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Maryland Sires Stakes for 2YOs at Ocean Downs

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
There were two divisions for freshman filly pacers in the second week of prelims in the Maryland Sires Stakes on Sunday at Ocean Downs.   Driver Art Stafford Jr. picked up the assignment behind Tell Me The Truth (Total Truth), giving her her first lifetime win in the 1:58 wire-to-wire mile with Bad Bitty up for second. Kevin Lare trains for owners Frank Chick and Julie Meirs. The br...
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Keystone Velocity supplements to Pacing Derby

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
The Mohawk Race Office would like to remind horsepeople that the entry box for the 2017 Canadian Pacing Derby closes Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m.   Supplements to this year's Canadian Pacing Derby were due Monday morning and the connections of 9-year-old Keystone Velocity opted to supplement for a fee of $40,000.   A winner of over $1.1 million, ...
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Marshall back to school with Women's Lib in PASS

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
Jim Marshall IV and 2-year-old female trotter Women's Lib are learning together, with the racetrack serving as classroom. Driver and horse look to continue their educations Tuesday when they compete in a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows.   Marshall, the 32-year-old son of driver Jim Marshall III and trainer Donna Marshall, is a regular on the amateur driv...
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Hyway Marcus takes RUS MidAtlantic opener

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
There are horses for courses and Hyway Marcus took advantage of this axiom by winning the first leg of the RUS MidAtlantic Monte Series in front of an appreciative audience at Ocean Downs Sunday.   Winning his seasonal debut under saddle, the 6 year old has a record of 3-2-1-0 at the resort track. The time of the mile was 2:02.1 over a fast track with Sasha Moczulski riding the Josh...
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12 entered in Yonkers Trot; 9 in Messenger

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
The entry boxes have closed and 12 were entered in the Yonkers Trot, second jewel in the Triple Crown this year, with nine entered in its acing companion, the Messenger.j Yes Mickey, winner of last weekend's Zweig, was supplemented to the Yonkers Trot at a cost of $30,000. The other entries are Andy M, Another Chapter, Devious Man, Di Oggi, Enterprise, Guardian Angel...
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Bombshell Belle fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
Bombshell Belle followed the first-over First Class Act, then eclipsed her in the lane to score in 1:57.1, fastest win in Monday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Matrona, Meadowbranch Patsy, Hey Judy Judy and Venus Duharas taking the other splits. Dan Rawlings (Bombshell Belle, Venus...
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Lima Novelty sets 1:57.3 Monticello mark

on 08/21/2017 2:00 AM
On Monday afternoon (August 21) at Monticello Raceway, a rare solar eclipse took place which had little to no effect for its duration as the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old filly trotters dominated the program. The Sire Stakes laden card was marred by 12 scratches due to sickness that has hit many stables extremely hard over the past two weeks. In this first heat of NYSS goi...
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Bit Of A Legend N takes Yonkers feature

on 08/20/2017 2:00 AM
Odds-on Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $3.30) paid a price for the lead, then made his opponents pay the price for giving it to him Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace.  In the hunt early from assigned post position six, the 2016 George Levy Series winner took over from 21-1 shot Caviart Luca (George Brennan) just after a zippy :26.3 opening quar...
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Americanprimetime overcomes slop at Pocono

on 08/20/2017 2:00 AM
The rain came to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono just before the $20,000 featured pace on Saturday night, but the moisture didn’t deter Americanprimetime from going wire-to-wire in 1:49.4 over the surface just rerated to "sloppy." The victory was far from easy for the 7-5 favorite, however. Starting from the rail with driver George Napolitano Jr., Americanprimetime would not give up the l...
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Heaven's Gait, Obvious Blup Chip win EBC finals

on 08/20/2017 2:00 AM
Heaven's Gait (David Miller) won the $263,100 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Two track records, beautiful weather, and big longshot made it a perfect day of racing at the five-eighths oval.   In the EBC for 3 year-old colts and geldings, it was In A SIngle Bound (Billy Dobson) who took charge with a ...
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In Secret captures Yonkers Sunday Open Trot

on 08/20/2017 2:00 AM
In Secret (George Brennan, $27) earned it Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. With a seven-horse field (after a scratch), the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile.   From post position No. 6 (in one notch with said defection), In Secret---and half the field—was pointed forward. In Secret's job was made that much more difficult when...
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Western Fame captures Prix d'Ete

on 08/20/2017 2:00 AM
Trevor Henry is a quick study and is the primary reason he and the Western Ideal stallion Western Fame emerged victorious in the $200,000 Prix D’Ete for 4-year-old pacers at Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. Henry said during the card that he had driven at 3R "only once before, years and years ago," but after the race he noted "I had been watching the starts here today, and the way the car go...
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KYSS action underway for 3 year olds

on 08/20/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old pacers and trotters got underway with the first preliminary leg Sunday night at The Red Mile.  Filly pacers opened the card with one of two $10,000 splits. Last year’s final winner In The Dark was a neck winner over the heavily favored Straightontherocks in 1:54. Trace Tetrick sent In The Dark out for the early lead, then yielded to the...
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Yes Mickey edges Ariana G on inside in Zweig

on 08/19/2017 2:00 AM
Sitting off a contested front, Yes Mickey snuck up the pylons to edge past 6-5 favorite Ariana G and upset at 34-1 in the $320,000 Dr. Harry Zweig Memorial on Friday at Vernon Downs. Long Tom grabbed the front from Yes Mickey before a :26.4 first quarter. Ariana G, sitting third, edged outside and brushed to the lead off a :55.1 half. Devious Man, behind International Moni stalled first ove...
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Kadabra Queen still uneaten in OSS

on 08/19/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted the 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies on Friday evening and the novices put on an impressive show in a trio of Gold Series divisions. The fillies jump-started the evening and Apprentice M’s effort had trainer Jonas Czernyson’s heart beating a little quicker than normal as she toured the Mohawk oval on the front end. Starting from post five, Apprentice M was s...
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KYSS 3YOs kick off Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/19/2017 2:00 AM
 The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old pacers and trotters get underway on Sunday night at The Red Mile. They'll have two preliminary legs leading up to $175,000 finals for all groups on Sunday, Sept. 17. The pacing fillies were the only division to split with thirteen declared and will race for a purse of $10,000 in races one and three. James Averitt's In The Dark (post p...
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World Trotting Conference concludes on PEI

on 08/19/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 World Trotting Conference concluded with its official closing ceremony on Saturday at the Delta Prince Edward, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The torch was passed from Canada to Sweden, where the Conference will be hosted in 2019. Standardbred Canada president and CEO, Dan Gall addressed the international delegates and observers. "We have identified through the ...
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