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Gerrity Memorial Pace attracts stellar field

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino Hotel is set to welcome some of North America's finest Standardbred performers for the ninth annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free For All Pace on Saturday, July 22. The first post time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. that evening.   This year's Gerrity Pace boasts a $260,000 purse and more than $500,000 in total purses will be awarded throughout the course of the evening....
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Like Clockwork fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
  Like Clockwork made a decisive quarter-pole move to the front and rolled to victory in a stake-fastest 1:52.4 in Wednesday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers. The event was contested over three divisions, with Yupper and Iluvtomakemoney taking the other splits. Dan Rawlings enjoyed a stake double behind Like Clockwork and Yupper. Li...
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Quicksilvercandy A keeps going at Buffalo

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
She just keeps on chugging along. Quicksilvercandy A, a spry 13-year-old mare, won her 13th race of the season and easily took the $16,500 finale for the filly and mare pacers ($8,000-$12,500 category) in the Championship Claiming Series at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 19). Amazingly, Quicksilvercandy A (Bad Bert-Forzett) has been in the money 23 of 26 star...
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Track record falls in NYSS at Monticello

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
It was clear that the track record for 3-year-old-trotting colts was in jeopardy on Monday, on paper any three of the New York Sires Stakes heats had the power and ability of breaking the record. By the end of the day, all three divisions, either broke, tied or reset the record.   The action got started right away in the first race, first division of the regular Sires Stakes, Money ...
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Brown's surprise in OSS winner Prsntpretynperfect

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Owner Jennifer Brown has garnered a sweet surprise with her standout 2-year-old pacing filly Prsntpretynperfect, who captured a $40,000 leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) on Monday night at Northfield Park.   The Big Bad John lass did nothing less than pace in a career best 1:54.2 in her OSS contest at Northfield, after winning Leg 1 at Scioto Downs on July 5 in 1:55.4. She is ...
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Zoe Bi fastest in PA Stallion 2FT splits

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies were featured in seven $20,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series second preliminary Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and although the "off" track was below peak speed throughout the evening ("+1" in "good" conditions later changing to "sloppy"), all the winners took lifetime marks.   The Donato Hanover filly Zoe Bi was the on...
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MDSS winner Holy Trout now 8-for-8 in 2017

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday, July 16, the second leg of Maryland Sires Stakes for 3 year olds were held at Ocean Downs.   With a Richard Hans entry and a short field the trotting colts and geldings went as a non-wagering event but very exciting one when the inconsistent Ei Ei O (Cam's Rocket) set a stakes and track record of 1:56.3 destroying the old record set by GooGoo GaaGaa in 2012. Brian Burton ...
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Campbell will head new rule-book initiative

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association will join an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing promulgated by the Association, to create a rule book that every harness racing jurisdiction will adopt and enforce. The initiative, chaired by new Hambletonian Society President John Campbell, will conduct a detailed and comprehensive review of the rules of racing, with input from all stakeholder...
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Ohio legend Maynard Hagemeyer dies at 98

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Maynard F. Hagemeyer, 98, a legend in southern Ohio's harness racing community, particularly for the time he spent at the Warren County Fairgrounds/Lebanon Raceway, died July 16, at his home in Clarksville, Ohio. He passed away in the same room he was born in on Nov. 22, 1918.   He is survived by his wife, Stella, whom he married Nov. 16, 1945. They celebrated more than 71 year...
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Fear The Dragon, Huntsville lead Adios elims

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Huntsville and North America Cup champion Fear The Dragon head a field of 14 into the 51st edition of the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   Eliminations for the Adios, each carrying a $25,000 purse, are set for Saturday; they'll go as races nine and 10 with an approximate post time of 3:45 p.m. The $400,000 Adios final the fo...
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Koch replaces Salvi as USTA Dist. 12 director

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack's director of racing Peter Koch officially rejoined the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors on Monday, July 17.   He previously was elected to the Board in 2002 and served as a representative from District 12 for seven years.   Koch was named to replace Nick Salvi, who resigned his position on the Board, in accordance with USTA Bylaw 5.05 th...
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Katz remains in the moment with Ariana G

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Marvin Katz understands the buzz associated with a filly taking on the boys in the Hambletonian, but following Ariana G's win in last weekend's Delvin Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands, the longtime owner and breeder was content to enjoy his horse's present rather than speculate about her future.   Ariana G won her division of the Miller in 1:51.4 Saturday to give her 13 victories ...
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Put On A Show's daughter fastest in PASS

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Tuesday wasn’t "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" at The Meadows, but the Sand Tart, a $159,852 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers, sure had that feel, as daughters of a pair of harness racing’s most admired champions sparkled in victory. Put On A Show banked nearly $2.46 million in a career that included the 2010 Dan Patch Award for 3-year-old fillies. Her owners, Joanne ...
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Grassroots to Stonebridge Rhyme, Yokomotion

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
The trotting filly Stonebridge Rhyme may not have earned back all of her $29,000 purchase price, but on Sunday night the 2-year-old gave owner Arpad Szabo something almost as a valuable, an Ontario Sires Stakes victory at his local oval Georgian Downs. Starting from post 1, Stonebridge Rhyme and driver Sylvain Filion were in front for most of the mile, trotting under the finish wire in 2:02...
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Napolitano cashes in Pocono pace feature

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Some nifty steering by the track's leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., put Ginger Tree Cash in position to take a three-quarter-length victory over Geez Joe in an $18,000 pacing feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Napolitano got away third with the altered son of Yankee Cruiser, sitting behind Voracity's posting of big first half numbers – :26.1 and :54. ...
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Trotter In Secret tops Tattersalls at $140,000

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Five-year-old gelded trotter In Secret was the top-selling horse at Sunday's Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack, going for $140,000 to trainer Ron Burke and Burke Racing. "He's the only horse we came to buy," Burke said. "I'm thrilled to get him." In Secret is a son of Deweycheatumnhowe of the mare Secret Magic. His family includes millionaire Possess The Magic. For ...
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PA fair winners score despite short turnaround

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
After getting rained out on Thursday at Hughesville, the Pennsylvania fair circuit had a dry weekend at the home track of the late great Boots Dunn, the Crawford County Fair in this northwest Pennsylvania city, for a two-day Sires Stakes event.   After being photoed out of third (timed in 1:53.1 – :27.2) in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes pari-mutuel division on Thursday behind Wild B...
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2 year olds in OSS action Monday at Northfield

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Monday night at Northfield Park kicks off three days of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) action featuring 2 year olds in round two of the four-leg series for Buckeye-bred youngsters. Each division carries a purse of $40,000.   At Northfield on Monday, a total of 42 fillies will vie, representing their sires Pet Rock (8); Big Bad John, Dragon Again and McArdle (5 each); The Panderosa (4)...
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Adios Week kicks off with July 22 Adios elims

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Adios Week, the annual extravaganza of top-quality harness racing, family-oriented fun, food and music, kicks off Saturday, July 22 at The Meadows with eliminations for the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, one of harness racing's premier events for 3-year-old pacers. The Adios final the following Saturday, the 51st edition of the prestigious stake, highlights the a...
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Meadows SOA awards scholarships

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is awarding more than $15,000 this year in Collegiate Scholarship program. Five students that are sons and daughters of MSOA members will receive awards.   The top award is a $5,000 scholarship presented by the board of directors of the MSOA. The award goes to Kristopher Bryce Hite, who will begin studies this fall at...
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