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Surprises in NYSS 2CT divisions at Yonkers

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $157,600 New York Sires Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The race again honored the memory of ‘Tootie,' the iconic Hall of Fame harness publicist from the sport's golden age.   A pair of equally-parsed, $78,800 divisions comprised the event, which, as it turned out, was not for the squeamish.   Fourth Dimensi...
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Tickets on sale for betting carrel seating at HoP

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for premium betting carrel seating at the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. The Breeders Crown, harness racing's annual series of 12 championship events with purses valued at $6 million, is returning to the Midwest for the first ti...
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A bushel of wins for "Apple"

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Joe Paver thought Carmensdaleyapple would be a good horse, but he never expected the homebred 2-year-old male pacer to produce win after win after win. Fifteen, to be exact, without a single setback as he heads Wednesday to an Ohio Fair Racing Conference division at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. "It's a big surprise," said Paver, who bred, owns and trains Carmensdaleyapple. He added with a la...
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Tambur looks to do "boogie shuffle" in Delaware

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Boogie Shuffle will have to beat the best 3-year-old pacers in North America to win Thursday's $590,400 Little Brown Jug and owner Bob Tambur wouldn't want it any other way.   "That's what sports are all about," said Tambur, the owner of Fox Hollow Farm, which bred and owns Boogie Shuffle. "You want to be there. The fact you're there, that you're one of the better horses in the coun...
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Winbak videos for London yearlings online

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm will be selling 50 yearlings by top Ontario sires at the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale. Pacing Yearlings selling are sired by: Badlands Hanover, Betterthancheddar, Bettor's Delight, Royal Mattjesty, Shadow Play, Sportswriter and Vintage Master. Trotting yearlings selling are sired by: Angus Hall, Archangel, Glidemaster and Royalty For Life.   This is the fir...
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Metro, She's A Great Lady at Mohawk Saturday

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Rookie pacers will be in the spotlight for the $816,000 Metro Pace and $500,000 Shes A Great Lady this Saturday (September 23) at Mohawk Racetrack. The Metro Pace, harness racing’s richest race for two-year-olds, features a field of 10 colts and geldings led by elimination winners Stay Hungry (1:50.2), Twin B Tuffenuff (1:51.1) and Pedro Hanover (1:51.2). The Shes A Great Lady for paci...
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Indiana's Pinecraft Nellie takes feature at Delaware

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana invader Pinecraft Nellie won the $37,600 Standardbred trot for two-year-old fillies in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. Driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent Pinecraft Nellie out of the outside post #4 and grabbed the early lead. The daughter of Guccio led the field through the first half mile fractions of :30 1/5 and 1:00.3. Msnaughtyashill (David Miller) challenged the leade...
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Art Stafford Jr. sweeps DSBF at Harrington

on 09/19/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Art Stafford Jr. swept the three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway Tuesday (Sept. 19). Stafford won six races on the program, following a four win night Monday. Jeff and David Clark's Gracefullyforgiven ($2.80, Stafford Jr.) prevailed in the first DSBF division in 2:00.1. The daughter of Roddy's Bags Again - B...
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Field shaping up for $1 million International

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
Seven world-class trotters from six countries have accepted invitations to the 2017 $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Empire City Casino.   Last year's champion Resolve of the United States, defending his title in the 1 ¼-mile classic, heads the field. Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt, who steered the American flag-carrier to last year's world rec...
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99-1 Stealth Hanover tops Perfect Spirit

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
At nearly 99-1 odds, the Francisco Del Cid trainee Stealth Hanover made a break in the Hambletonian eliminations, finishing eighth, and failed to make the finals. After another up-the-track finish in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action, the 3-year-old gelded son of Andover Hall-Secret Credit began to figure it out. With the addition of trotting hopples and driver Simon Allard, things began to turn...
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Cash Poor cashes in Saratoga feature

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
Cash Poor (Cash Hall) scored in the Sunday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel to continue what has been a sensational streak for driver Jimmy Devaux.   The Maureen Salino trainee made an easy lead in Sunday's $14,000 Winners Over trot and he never looked back. After cruising through a first half in :58.3, Cash Poor remained untested through three-quarters in 1:27.4 before trottin...
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Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg, Becker, Briggs elected to Hall

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
Longtime Pennsylvania owner and breeder Jules Siegel, less than two months short of his 90th birthday, joins Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, one of the driving forces of harness racing in her native Sweden and a leader in European-American harness connections, as members of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame after their election by a joint polling of the members of the U.S. Harness Writers Associati...
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Rose Run Sydney new Ohio Triple Crown champ

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
Rose Run Sydney became the newest Ohio Triple Crown winner when she drew off in the $93,000 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters in Monday’s twilight action at the Delaware County Fair. The winner of the Ohio State Fair Stakes and the Ohio Sires Stake Final used a patient drive by Jason Brewer, taking the lead at the three-quarter mile pole and opened up a three ...
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What The Hill gets redemption in Trotting Classic

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
What The Hill, who was disqualified after winning this year's Hambletonian for interference, converted off of a similar pocket trip to find redemption with a 1:51.4 stakes record victory in the $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday evening at Mohawk. The Ron Burke pupil followed behind Long Tom and driver Tim Tetrick as they posted fractions of :27.1, ...
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Three elims set stage for Metro 2CP final

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry stalked a contested tempo, swooping to victory in one of three $40,000 Metro Pace eliminations Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, going a lifetime-best mile of 1:50.2. Lost In Time launched to the lead, setting a :27.3 quarter before yielding to Summer Travel into the backstretch. Shadow Moon, on his back, then brushed to the lead passing three-eighths as Lost In Time, anxious behind...
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Blue Moon Stride wins Milton in stakes record time

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Stride converted off a perfect second-over trip to win Saturday's $256,000 Milton Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack in a stakes record 1:48.4. The Mark Harder trained 4-year-old pacing mare and driver David Miller followed up their 7-1 upset victory in last week's elimination with a mild 6-1 upset in Saturday's final. Post 10 starter Witch Dali blasted out from the outside to gra...
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Henry Hill impressive in NYSS victory

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Closing night for the 2017 season was highlighted by the New York Sires Stakes for sophomore pacing colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Saturday. In the first $61,300 division, Henry Hill (Marcus Miller) overtoo, the favorite Outkast Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the stretch for the victory. Ideal Wheel (Jim Taggart Jr.) charged out to the lead and brought them to a first qua...
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Iyq Yqr sails to Dash For The G Note victory

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Driver William Mann and trainer Al Annunziata teamed up to win the featured $17,500 Dash For The "G" Notes final at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and then for good measure, the duo added three more victories on the card. Iyq Yqr (Think Elmer Fudd saying "I wike you wike you are") followed up his 1:50.3 score in last week's preliminary with a dominant win in the final in the same exact time. Iyq...
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The Real One, In Secret win Yonkers opens

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Real One (Pat Lachance, $7.30) and In Secret (George Brennan, $4) were the names above the marquee Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.   All-age track record-holder The Real One prevailed from the second-over in the weekly pacing feature. From post position No. 5 (in one notch after a scratch), The Real One saw Orillia Joe (Brent Holland) lead...
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Ariana G sets Canadian mark in Elegantimage

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G lowered the stakes, track and Canadian record with a flashy 1:51.4 score in the $385,000 Elegantimage final for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening at Mohawk. The 1-9 heavy favorite and driver Yannick Gingras got away third as Sweet of My Heart and Dream Together took turns leading the field into the backstretch. Sweet of My Heart was the earlier leader past the :26.4 o...
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