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Five first-winners in PA Stallion splits

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 11-1 shot Concerto overcame pacesetting favorite Brazuca, the only filly to have won in both of the previous Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old pacing distaffs, surmounting a first-over trip to tally in 1:53.1--but the night's action still left Brazuca as the only Stallion Stake double divisional winner, as five first-time winners acc...
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Freshman kick off Maryland Sires Stakes

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Ocean Downs crowd on Sunday watched the largest 2-year-old crop in many years hit the track with three splits for filly pacers and one for colt and gelding trotters.   Reinsman Ross Wolfenden picked up the win in the first division for filly pacers behind Miss Choptank (Total Truth) cutting the mile in 1:59 with Cool Toy up for place. Wayne Givens trains for owners Legacy Racing of DE...
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Try Try Again takes Ontario Gold in 1:54.4

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to an impressive display of speed and skill as the Ontario Sires Stakes arrived in the nation's capital on Sunday evening. With almost $250,000 on the line all six Gold and Grassroots winners recorded new personal bests, Try Try Again established a new speed record for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, and the reigning Lampman Cup champion, Syl...
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Empire Breeders Classic elims held at Tioga

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Empires Breeders Classic (EBC) eliminations for sophomore colts and geldings pacers as well as filly pacers, were at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon as part of a 15-race card. There were three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting fillies as well.   In the first elimination for colts and geldings it was In A Single Bound (Billy Dobson) who would...
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Arrangements set for Richard "Dick" Jones

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Richard "Dick" Jones, 85, of Dublin, Ohio, died July 27, after complications from cancer.   He was born on June 19, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Paul and Frances Jones. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1956 and that same year on Aug. 18, he married the love of his life, Susan, in Euclid, Ohio.   He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed...
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Barbara Crawford, 85, dies in Vermont

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Barbara A. Crawford, 85, a resident of Beech St. in Bennington, Vt., died Aug. 10 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a brief illness.   She was born in Bennington March 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Wallace and Effie (Cross) Mattison. She received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School class of 1951. She married Joh...
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Conversation with Maryland's Russell Foster

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Russell Foster was the spring driving champion at Rosecroft Raceway and is the leading driver this summer at Ocean Downs. But the 28-year-old Maryland native never imagined this kind of success in the sulky. Prior to October 2015, Foster had won a total of 67 races over a span of more than six years. Since then, he has won 403 times. Foster's success can be traced to his purchase of pacer Hi S...
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2CP Pedro Hanover rallies for 1:51 PASS win

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Pedro Hanover overwhelmed the leader with an eye-popping backside burst that carried him to victory in 1:51, the fastest split in Monday’s $156,765 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tyler B, was contested over three divisions, with Dorsoduro Hanover and Karpathian Kid taking the other splits. Pedro Hanover was fifth by ...
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Undefeated Done Well scratched due to injury

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
In Pennsylvania Sires Stakes news off the track, top freshman colt Done Well, who is undefeated in four starts and was hoping to complete a sweep of the four PASS preliminary legs, was scratched from Monday's division at The Meadows after x-rays disclosed what trainer Brian Brown called a possible "stress line" in his left hind cannon bone. The line may or may not indicate a fracture. "Weâ€...
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American Rock solid in Plainridge victory

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Despite being parked out along way at the start of the race, American Rock still had leg at the end and prevailed in the $14,000 pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon in a personal best effort. American Rock (Jim Hardy) left from post five and got parked out to the quarter in :26.2 by Warrawee Nonsuch (Shawn Gray) before eventually seating in front. However, Biggie (Greg Mer...
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Marcus Miller puts USA on top after Round 1

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
The United States' Marcus Miller emerged with the early lead in the standings after driving a pair of winners during the 2017 World Driving Championship opener on Saturday (Aug 12) at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino in Calgary, Alta. while Canada's James MacDonald also doubled up to finish the five-race leg in second-place. The North American reinsmen dominated the first of five WDC le...
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Pistol Packin Mama takes new mark with OSS win

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
Pistol Packin Mama rocked to a 1:52.1 new lifetime mark in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes leg three contests on Saturday night (Aug. 12) before a jam-packed Northfield Park crowd. The Tyler George trainee, a daughter of The Panderosa, out of the Artiscape mare Art Debut, was the 1-5 public’s favorite handled by Trace Tetrick. "She’s a very classy filly who just contin...
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Somewhere In LA captures Yonkers Open

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
Somewhere In L A (Jason Bartlett, $7.70) avoided the third-turn happenstance Saturday night (Aug. 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace. Passive from assigned post position six, Somewhere in L A watched as Luck Be Withyou (Eric Goodell) won the break, making the lead directly outside of 11-10 favorite Sunfire Blue Chip (Dan Dube). The former, not in a giving mood, t...
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Moonshiner Hanover takes new mark in PASS

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
There were two divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. Each going for a purse of approximately $70,000. Giveitgasandgo was scratched sick in the first division while in the second split Two AM and Dover Dan finished fifth and fourth, respectively. The first division was won by Chris Beaver traine...
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Homicide Hunter wins again at Yonkers

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
It's a Homicidal Hat Trick. Homicide Hunter was out and moving, setting his sights upon the leader. He dove into a rest stop past the 1:55.1 milepost when Smalltownthrowdown backed away. Homicide Hunter then became the hunted in the final turn, finding himself with a three-length lead after Hemi Seelster made a wild break and a hard right turn, back down into the paddock before completing...
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Check Six wins Dan Patch over All Bets Off

on 08/12/2017 2:00 AM
On an absolutely flawless Friday (Aug. 11) evening, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino possessed all the elements for a spectacular 24th edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes. The crowd was enthusiastic, the weather was sheer perfection and a quality field of 10, half of which were world champions, was certain to provide the fans with an exhilarating contest. Check Six was ultimately the horse...
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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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