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US-bred Propulsion sets 1:49.3 Swedish mark

on 07/25/2017 2:00 AM
Propulsion, a 6-year-old stallion by Muscle Hill-Danae, bred by Rikki Caldwell of Cane Run Farm and Bluestone Farms, set a Swedish record of 1:49.3 when he won the Hugo Aberg Memorial on Tuesday night at the five-eighths mile Jagersro track in Malmo, Sweden. Daniel Reden trains Propulsion for Bengt Agerup's Stall Zet.   The race got underway with the Jerry Riordan-trained Twister Bi...
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NJ horseman Vincent Fusco Sr. dies

on 07/25/2017 2:00 AM
New Jersey horseman Vincent Fusco Sr., 74, of Freehold Township, passed away Monday, July 24, with his beloved family at his side.   He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Grace; his children Rita (Dale), Carmine (Christie), Antonia, Vincent Jr. (Michelle), Bridget (Bob), Andriana, Joseph (Dana), Paul (Robyn), Peter, Maria (Michael), and Elizabeth (Jason); 26 grandchildren and...
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All-time win leader Palone has seven-bagger

on 07/25/2017 2:00 AM
After collecting career victory 18,000 two weeks ago, Hall of Famer Dave Palone continues to roll to the next milestone.  The "winningest" driver in harness racing history piloted seven winners on Tuesday’s  14-race card at The Meadows. Palone scored a pair of victories each for trainers Rom Burke and Paul Corey and singletons for Brent Davis, Dane Snyder and John Sullivan. ...
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Gural named Equine Savior Award winner

on 07/25/2017 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural is a tower in Standardbred racing. As the owner of three racetracks: The Meadowlands in New Jersey (which features harness racing and a short Thoroughbred meet), in addition to Standardbred tracks, Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs, both located in New York State, he has become a driving force in keeping trainers suspected of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs and those trying to ...
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Beegle, Hammer honored at Bedford, PA fair

on 07/25/2017 2:00 AM
Sam Beegle and Roger Hammer, both of whom began their athletic careers on the wrestling mats in this southwest Pennsylvania community and both of whom are still competing on the racetracks of Pennsylvania, were jointly honored as both hometown and statewide harness heroes during ceremonies before the start of the racing program at the Bedford Fair on Monday, July 25, the first day of a two-card se...
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Rose Run Parker scores again at Pocono

on 07/24/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday night Rose Run Parker returned to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and he promptly ran his local scorecard to two straight wins and three triumphs in his last five starts with a 1:53.1 victory in the $20,000 featured trot. Driver Matt Kakaley hustled the Jailhouse Jesse gelding to command after the quarter, and the winner of $878,865 posted identical halves of :56.3 while in contr...
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Mike Simons drives 5 winners at Tioga Sunday

on 07/24/2017 2:00 AM
Andreios Kardia (Aaron Byron) won an action-packed Tioga Downs Open Handicap ($12,000) on Sunday afternoon (July 23). Leading driver Mike Simons scored five times on the card. Golden Gun (John MacDonald) would take the lead into the first quarter. Fireyourguns (Scott Coulter), would then take command and lead into the half. Andreios Kardia (Badlands Hanover) moved first-over on th...
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Indiana's Jay Cross drives 3,000th winner

on 07/24/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Jay Cross won the 3,000th race of his career on Saturday (July 22) when he guided Sweetascantab to a 2:04.4 victory in a $3,000 Indiana Sired Fair Circuit race at the Goshen (IN) Fair.   Cross has spent more than 30 years in the sport as an owner, trainer and driver. A regular on the Hoosier circuit, Cross has trained and driven several Indiana Sire Stakes champions. He is...
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Running Aces' Dan Patch won by Firedrake

on 07/24/2017 2:00 AM
The Sunday evening program at Running Aces featured the $35,000 Dan Patch Free For All Pace, and the event drew a talented field of seven contenders who had collectively earned more than $2.1 million and won 187 races in their respective careers. The contest would wind up being dominated by the horse who came into the race with perhaps the least credentials in purses and wins, but perhaps one ...
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All-star field drawn for Spirit of Mass. Trot

on 07/24/2017 2:00 AM
An all-star cast of the best aged trotters in North America declared for the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot on Monday morning and when the draw was completed a stellar field of nine, which includes four millionaires, has been set for the biggest harness race in the history of Massachusetts; the Spirit of Massachusetts Trot that will be held on Friday. Headlining the field are 2016 Da...
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Bartlett drives 4 NYSS winners at Monticello

on 07/24/2017 2:00 AM
On a track that was listed as good, from a morning deluge and unseasonably cold temperatures, the adverse conditions did not deter the newest member of the 7,000 win club, Jason Bartlett, as he won four New York Sires Stakes races on the 13-race program on Monday (July 24). By virtue of his Sheppard elimination win, the betting public made Persist Blue Chip, post two, the favorite. After a ...
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Bit Of A Legend N best in Gerrity

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
Bit Of A Legend N (Bettor’s Delight) was the runner-up in the 2016 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace contested at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Peter Tritton-trained standout wound up second best to former Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit. On Saturday night, Bit Of A Legend N was dismissed at odds of 15-1 as he took part in his second consecutive $260,000 Gerrity Pace and collected the victory....
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Huntsville, Fear The Dragon win Adios elims

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
Huntsville and Fear The Dragon had to work much harder in the slop than overwhelming favorites would like, yet each was game enough Saturdayto capture an elimination of the 51st edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. They’ll be joined in next Saturday’s $400,000 Adios final by Blood Line, Miso Fast, RJP, Western Hill, Eddard Hanover, Hurricane Beach and ...
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World & track records fall in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
Speed was all the rage in five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday night at Northfield Park, beginning with the first division, when Drew The Dragon stormed to a blistering 1:51.4 triumph. With Dan Noble at the lines, the Dragon Again-Plan On It gelding shattered the previous Northfield Park track record of 1:53.1, set by Barnabas (...
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Hambo hopeful International Moni wins at Big M

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
Hot and humid conditions greeted Meadowlands patrons on Saturday evening, with a pair of Arthur Tompkins Memorial events for 3-year old trotters highlighting the action. In the $49,870 split for fillies, it was a dominate down-the-road win for Feed Your Head, as Yannick Gingras hustled her right to the lead from post three and carved out reasonable fractions of :27.4, :57, and 1:25, before ...
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Evenin' Of Pleasure captures Yonkers feature

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
 Evenin’ Of Pleasure (George Brennan, $6.40), despite being three-deep early, was comfy late, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday. In play from post position six, Evenin’ Of Pleasure head to wait his turn until Bakersfield (Brent Holland) stuffed Great Vintage (Eric Goodell) in behind. Evenin' Of Pleasure paid a :26.4 opening quarter-mile privilege, b...
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Jason Bartlett wins 7,000th career race

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s perennial leading driver, Jason Bartlett, reached the next plateau Sunday afternoon (July 23rd) with the 7,000th victory of his career. The milestone number came behind favored I C Caviar ($4.40) in the $11,000, seventh-race trot. The 6-year-old Malabar Millennium gelding, making his first start for trainer Richard Banca, went up and over Me the Boss (Dan Dub...
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Colts & fillies shine in Future Stars Series at H3R

on 07/23/2017 2:00 AM
The 10-year-old Abundance gelding, trained by Marc Andre Simoneau and co-owned by him and Francis Guillemette, is a familiar name to 3R fans. On July 1, he won at St-Hughes; the next day he won in at 3R. A winner at St-Hughes again on July 8, he made his previous start at 3R on July 18, finishing fifth after being elevated to the Invitational-Silver class. Coming up this Tuesday at H3R...
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Oho Diamond breaks Meadowlands track record

on 07/22/2017 2:00 AM
Six days ago, she finished third at nearly 100/1 odds behind world champion Hannelore Hanover in the Miss Versatility. Tonight, the previously unheralded mare Oho Diamond broke that superstar's track record, winning a conditioned trot at the Meadowlands in 1:50.2, one-fifth of a second faster than Hannelore Hanover's record set in that race six days ago. Oho Diamond, a 6-year-old mare by Ken Wa...
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Penultimate breakfast with the babies at M1

on 07/22/2017 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies began at 9:30 a.m. on a perfect windless, morning with the temperature at 82 degrees. Gabe Prewitt called the action. Owner Ken Jacobs has discovered the key to trotting success. He seeks out and buys a nice looking Chapter Seven yearling, turns it over to Linda Toscano to train then sits back and collects the proceeds. They've done it again with the filly Seven K...
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