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Jag Out takes Filly/Mare Open at Yonkers

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
A pocketed Jag Out (Brent Holland, $18.60) proved best Friday night (Aug. 11), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away alertly from post position No. 4, Jag Out made the first lead, then gave it up to HP Sissy (Dan Dube) before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. It was a :56.3 intermission before Freeze Out (Joe Bongiorno) moved first, from sixth. He then was...
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Prsntpretynperfect wins Ohio Sires, stays perfect

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Each winner of Friday night’s (Aug.11) three Ohio Sires Stakes was an overwhelming favorite of the Scioto Downs crowd. The trio of $40,000 OSS leg three divisions for freshman pacing fillies were contested at the five-eighths-mile oval on an evening plagued by rain and balmy temperatures. In the first OSS division, 4-5 Prsntpretynperfect kept her unblemished record intact, as she and driver R...
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Guardian Angel As bounces back in NYSS

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
What a difference a week made for Guardian Angel As (Jason Bartlett). Less than a week ago Guardian Angel As (Archangel) was racing in the Hambletonian and was interfered with and went offstride. The judges ruled that What The Hill caused the interference and was disqualified after finishing first. On Friday night he won a New York Sires Stakes division at Tioga Downs. Stick With Me Kid (C...
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Drew Monti wins half the card at Batavia Friday

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
After three near misses in the resident top trot, Empire Earl N got the job done in winning the $10,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Aug. 11). Striker Ace (Drew Monti) and Osprey Vision (Dave McNeight III) butted heads for the lead for almost a quarter-mile before Striker Ace finally took control, but the :27.3 first quarter would take a toll on both later i...
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Yonkers now using electronic draw system

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
A week ago, Yonkers Raceway began using a new electronic draw system to set post positions for its races. The new system is called eTrack and was developed by the USTA. The system takes the horses entered in each race as input and randomly assigns post positions to them with the press of a button, as Yonkers Raceway Assistant Race Secretary Bob Miecuna explains. "With eTrack from the USTA, it's...
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Ohio 3PF in action at Northfield Saturday

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Twenty-five sophomore pacing fillies will battle this evening in a trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes in round three of the four-leg series for Buckeye-bred side-wheelers. Ohio-based stallions represented include Art Official, Big Bad John and The Panderosa with four foals each competing in OSS events, while Charley Barley, Manhardt and McArdle have two 3-year-olds each in these races. Ohio sire...
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Hambletonian Casino Night Charity a success

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
The generosity and support of the harness racing community has helped raise much needed funds for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation at the Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity held Friday (Aug. 4) at Victory Sports Bar, Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, NJ.   Supported by The Hambletonian Society and Meadowl...
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Peter Haughton runners-up upset in PASS

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
A trio of long shots — Scirocco Bob (20-1), Fashion Woodchopper (15-1) and Toast Of Lindy (13-1), a combined one-for-nine lifetime entering the day — laid waste to the favorites by sweeping the three divisions of Saturday’s (Aug. 12) $165,152 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. David Miller enjoyed a double (Scirocco Bob, Fashion Woodchopper) in the event for freshman colt and geldi...
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Believe This Bob scores in 1:52.3 at Batavia

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs shipper Believe This Bob didn't miss a beat on the half-mile track and put on a show in winning the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 12). Believe This Bob (Drew Monti) left from post one and had the lead as soon as the gate released the field, opening up a two-length lead he would maintain the whole race. Working through fractions of :27.2, 55.3 an...
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Caviart Ally, Agent Q capture PASS divisions

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Caviart Ally and Agent Q both posted their second victories in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition for 3-year-old pacing fillies, winning their divisions of the third preliminary leg Saturday night (Aug. 12) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Caviart Ally, who jumped into the national consciousness with her 196-1 second behind Agent Q in the Lynch Championship here at Pocono on July ...
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Morosita Bi, Big Jer take features at Tioga, Vernon

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Morosita Bi (Jim Meittinis) won the featured trot ($9,000) on Saturday night (August 12) at Tioga Downs while Big Jer took the feature at Vernon Downs. Can Do (Scott Coulter) would charge out to lead and own all the early fractions of :28.3, :58.3 and 1:27.1.  Morosita Bi (Equinox Bi), who was the only mare in the race, would follow from the the pocket.  Leased and trained by Bru...
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North And South scores in Ontario Grassroots

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Dagfin Henriksen returned to Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening and guided his two-year-old trotter North And South to an Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots victory, the gelding’s second of the season. Sent off as the second choice by Kawartha Downs fans, who strongly favoured the trotters with local connections, North And South got away sixth from Post 9 and avoided some early confusion caused ...
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Titus Seelster wins fourth Saratoga Open

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
On Saturday night, Titus Seelster (Artistic Fella) became the first four-time winner of the Open Pace this season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jackie Greene-trained pacer loves the lead and got it with relative ease in the $18,000 feature on Saturday. After having things his own way in a first half paced in 56.2, Titus Seelster faced a stiff challenge from rival Panocchio (GerryMattison). ...
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Downbytheseaside edges Fear The Dragon

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
Fear The Dragon entered Saturday’s $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial as harness racing’s top-ranked horse.  Everything looked to be going his way. He drew the rail, was the overwhelming favorite and posted soft fractions.  However, Downbytheseaside paced home in :26.4 despite a tough first-over trip to best Fear The Dragon by a full length. Downbytheseaside started from post-7 a...
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Jan's dreams come true in Whenuwishuponastar

on 08/11/2017 2:00 AM
The field may have been small, but the fight was big in Thursday's $37,200 Whenuwishuponastar Series final at Mohawk Racetrack.   A field of five rookie pacing fillies clashed in the Whenuwishuponastar Series finale, with all eyes on Dr. Ian Moore trainee Jan, who was seeking a series sweep.   Driven by Trevor Henry, Jan shot off the wings of the gate seeking the lead and while she...
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Looking For Zelda wins fourth straight in OSS leg

on 08/11/2017 2:00 AM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) featured 2-year-old trotting fillies in round three action on a cool and comfortable Thursday night 10 at Scioto Downs.   In the first OSS division, Red Storm trotted to an impressive 1:57 clocking, a new lifetime mark for the homebred daughter of Stormin Normand, who is owned by Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio. Aaron Merrima...
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Barn Bella wins NYSS leg at Vernon

on 08/11/2017 2:00 AM
Barn Bella (Jeff Gregory) won a leg of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday for a purse of $117,600. It was the start of corntastic weekend at the Miracle Mile with free corn.   Celebrity Ruth (Jason Bartlett) would charge out to the early lead, but Barn Bella (Conway Hall) wouldn't wait and took over before the quarter. Owned by t...
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Dynamic Youth sharp for Cito at Yonkers

on 08/11/2017 2:00 AM
Ever since Aaron Lambert purchased Dynamic Youth out of the 2010 Harrisburg Yearling Sale, Carl Cito Jr. has been involved. He started with a small piece of the talented pacer and was along for the ride as the gelding won the Cane Pace and captured multiple New York Sires Stakes at three, won an elimination of the Ben Franklin and placed in the Confederation Cup, Monument Circle, and Windy Cit...
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Henriksen, Benn hope for hometown edge

on 08/11/2017 2:00 AM
Stormont Ventnor and North And South will be lined up one in front of the other in the first $19,150 Grassroots division at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and the connections of both two-year-old trotting geldings are hoping their insider knowledge of the Peterborough oval lands them in the winner's circle. "I schooled him there — it's the closest track for us —and qualified him there...
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Hockey Hanover scores 7th straight in PA Stallion

on 08/10/2017 2:00 AM
Hockey Hanover extended his career unbeaten streak to seven in Wednesday's $160,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows, but he had to share the spotlight with a human star--Andy Miller, who captured four divisions in the event for freshman colt and gelding trotters.   Miller won with Lindy's Big Bang, Im Your Captain, Mississippi Storm and Make It A Double — the lat...
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