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I Know My Rights fastest in Keystone Classic

on 09/11/2017 2:00 AM
I Know My Rights grabbed the lead at the top of the lane, then squandered most of it by running in late. Though his antics turned the finish into an adventure, I Know My Rights scored in 1:56, fastest mile in Monday’s $104,700 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over four divisions, with Toast Of Lindy, Rentier and Moosonee takin...
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Noble wins 6 on Hollywood Dayton opener

on 09/11/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble, whose stellar sulky career was chronicled on Saturday in the Dayton Daily News, was the star of the Opening Day show at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday afternoon. The 34-year-old, a fourth-generation reins-man who hails from nearby Xenia, copped six of the 14 races on the five-eighths mile oval’s initial card of the season.  Noble’s opening six-pack gives him f...
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Papa Ray captures Harrington feature

on 09/11/2017 2:00 AM
Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($8.20, Victor Kirby) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $13,000 featured pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion received a garden journey and held off the game race favorite Framed Art, who was outside most of the mile for a narrow win. It was the 39th career win for Papa Ray, who is conditioned by Wayne Given...
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Prince Aston drops and pops at Plainridge

on 09/11/2017 2:00 AM
After being claimed for $12,500 on July 20, Prince Aston’s performances merited a start in the Open at Plainridge Park two weeks ago. But stepping back down in class proved fruitful for his connections this week as he won the $12,000 pacing feature at The Ridge on Monday. Prince Aston (Shawn Gray) got away a gapped sixth while He’s Marvelous (Nick Graffam) took the field to the quar...
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Bit Of A Legend N takes Yonkers Open

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
Odds-on Bit of a Legend N with harness racing driver Jordan Stratton in the bike was more than good enough Saturday night,  winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play early from assigned post position No. 6, Bit of Legend N stuffed Somewhere in L A (Jason Bartlett) behind him, making the lead before a :26.4 opening quarter-mile. He then engaged in out-...
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John MacDonald wins seven at Vernon

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
Just when you thought John MacDonald's season at Vernon Downs couldn't get any better.  The leading driver would win six races on Thursday, five races on Friday and seven races on Saturday (September 9). His first four wins on Saturday were with Coopers Beach ($2.10), All Steinam ($2.90) Engagedatlexington ($4.80), and Shootin Tyme ($4.20).  His last three victories were with...
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Paprike Blue Chip, Hitman Hill win NYSS at Tioga

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
Paprike Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr) and Hitman Hill (Brett Miller) would each get impressive  New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) victories for freshman colts and gelding pacers at Tioga Downs on Saturday (September 9). Paprike Blue Chip (Roll With Joe - Bliss N Vinegar) would set a track record for 2 year-old geldings in the first division of NYSS ($56,500). Rock Lights (Jim Devaux) wou...
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Americanprimetime holds on to win M1 feature

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
Americanprimetime brought the biggest bankroll and biggest credentials into Saturday night's $15,000 pacing feature at the Meadowlands and he needed all of his class to hold on for a 1:49.4 win over eight other rivals. Trainer and driver Rick Dane, Jr. put the son of American Ideal on the front end while setting honest fractions of :27, :54.2 and 1:21.4 through three quarters. The narrow 2/1 se...
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McWicked takes Ewart by neck over Rockin Ron

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
After Rockin Ron (Matt Kakaley) blew by Mel Mara (Dave Palone) like the 2-1 public selection was standing still it appeared the trophy for the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial would clearly belong to his connections. McWicked, however, had other plans as he and Brian Sears unleashed a scintillating rally through the passing lane to score by a neck in 1:49.3 on Saturday (Sept. 9) at Eldorado Scioto ...
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Downbytheseaside rolls to Jug Preview victory

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
Sent off the prohibitive 1-9 favorite in the field of seven after the scratch of Henry The Dragon, world champion and Messenger Stakes victor Downbytheseaside, with Brian Sears at the lines, captured the $125,000 Jug Preview at Eldorado Scioto Downs in 1:51 on Saturday (Sept. 9). "We will take it easy with him next week (to prepare for the Little Brown Jug) and then start training him a lit...
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Shadow Moon, Jimmy Freight win OSS Gold

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
Shadow Moon and Jimmy Freight earned their second Gold Series wins at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, putting a little distance between themselves and their 2-year-old pacing colt peers in the division point race. In the first $97,200 Gold contest driver Trevor Henry sent Shadow Moon directly to the front from post seven and the pair led the field through fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and...
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Callahan, Butenschoen sweep CTC elims

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
The team of driver Corey Callahan and trainer John Butenschoen connected to capture both eliminations of the Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 13 three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were split into two $40,000 eliminations to determine the field for next Saturday’s (Sept.16) $684,000 final. The first elimination saw Bill's Man charge hom...
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Art Scene, Bettor's Up impressive in Simcoe

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Simcoe Stakes wrapped up Saturday with two events for 3-year-old pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of 10 colts and geldings competed for a purse of $162,838, while nine fillies battled for $163,872. Knocking on the door coming into the Simcoe, Art Scene kicked the door down with an impressive five length victory in a career-best 1:49.4 for driver Scott Zeron and trainer Tony Alag...
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Liberty Bell Series underway at Harrah's Philly

on 09/10/2017 2:00 AM
The Liberty Bell Series got underway at Harrah's Philadelphia Sunday afternoon with four divisions for both the 3-year-old male pacers and trotters, each going for a purse of $30,000.    Division one for the pacers went to Howard Taylor and Ray Schnittker's Summer Side. The son of Well Said-Beachy Lady was able to set the tempo with fractions of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.2 for ...
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Jim Morrill Jr. tops $100 million in earnings

on 09/09/2017 2:00 AM
The first race at Batavia Downs Friday night may have only been a $6,500 Excelsior B pace for first-year fillies, but to one participant of the race it was a once-in-a-lifetime milestone. After finishing second with Fast Date in 1:57.2, Jim Morrill Jr. surpassed the $100 million mark in career earnings. That places him 22nd on the list among all harness drivers in the history of the sport. Mor...
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PL Jill wins Miss Versatility leg at Big M

on 09/09/2017 2:00 AM
The abbreviated four-date September Meet at the Meadowlands got underway Friday night and it was an abbreviated four-horse field that was the night’s spotlight showdown. Millionaire trotting mares Caprice Hill and Broadway Donna faced off against the 1-2 punch of Oho Diamond and PL Jill from trainer Renaldo Morales III. Track record holder Oho Diamond grabbed the lead while her three opponent...
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Kendall Seelster captures OSS Gold 2FP

on 09/09/2017 2:00 AM
Kendall Seelster added an Ontario Sires Stakes trophy to her collection at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday with a commanding victory in the $125,800 2-year-old pacing filly Gold Series contest. The win was the Shadow Play daughter’s second straight at the Campbellville oval — she was also victorious in the $169,381 Champlain Stakes on Sept. 2 — and Mohawk fans sent her off as the heavy favorit...
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Hannelore Hanover, Mambo Lindy win MLT elims

on 09/09/2017 2:00 AM
The field is set for the $593,000 Maple Leaf Trot on Saturday (Sept. 16) following Friday’s eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. An all-star group of 15 older trotters were split into two $40,000 eliminations. For the second consecutive year, Hannelore Hanover will head into the Maple Leaf Trot final off a victory in her elimination, as the Ron Burke trainee was victorious in Friday’s first sp...
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Band Stand completes KYSS sweep

on 09/09/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) saw rookie pacers jockeying for a position in the upcoming $250,000 in the third and last preliminary leg of the series on Saturday night at The Red Mile. Band Stand completed her sweep of the preliminary legs with a 1:53.1 triumph for driver Joe Bongiorno. Reserved in fourth through moderate early fractions, she took the uncovered route to victory...
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Rose Run Speedster wins 4th straight Grassroots

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Thursday evening was the last opportunity for the three-year-old trotting colts and the three-year-old pacing fillies to accumulate points toward a berth in the Grassroots Championship as both divisions wrapped up their regular season at Mohawk Racetrack. The trotting colts kicked things off in the first race and division point leader Rose Run Speedster put an exclamation mark on his season...
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