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Dapper Dude captures Meadows feature

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude zipped to the lead from post eight before releasing Lincolnjames, then blew by him in the lane to capture Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. That early battle for the front went in a demanding :26.2, but Dapper Dude had enough left for Dick Stillings to edge the rallying Knocking Around by a nose in 1:51.3, with Rip This Joint ...
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Alittlebithiphop still unbeaten in Maine

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Brisk early speed proved not only to be the key winning strategy, but ultimately the saving grace for Alittlebithiphop, who remained undefeated as a sophomore, in what would evolved into an incident-marred edition of the 3-year-old colt class of the Maine Sire Stakes program at Scarborough Downs on Saturday. Trouble reared its ugly head early in the split, just after the word "go" was given in ...
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Marion Marauder, Sintra win Graduate finals

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder returned to the winner’s circle at the Meadowlands Racetrack, site of his Hambletonian victory last August, on Saturday night thanks to a 1:51.2 triumph in the $240,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old trotters. Warrawee Roo, sent off at 59-1, finished second, beaten by three-quarters of a length and Dayson was third. In the $240,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-...
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ISS sweep for Beckhams Z Tam

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. made a clean sweep of the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. With a final time of 1:50.3, Beckhams Z Tam notched his third consecutive victory at Hoosier Park an...
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My Uncle Cuz takes $75k Indiana final

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (July 6) as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.   My Uncle Cuz, with Don Harmon in the sulky, scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $75,...
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2FT Kadabra Queen 1:59 Ontario Gold winner

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted the first two-year-old event of the Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday, July 6 and 32 freshman trotting fillies invaded the Campbellville oval for two Grassroots and two Gold Series divisions. Local filly Kadabra Queen kicked off the trotting fillies Gold Series season with a 1:59 victory over fan favorite Illusioneesta and Zorgwijk Sophia. Starting from post 3,...
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Ella Christina takes Vernon mare feature

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Ella Christina (Marcus Johansson) sneaks through on the inside to capture the Filly and Mares feature ($5,000) on Thursday night at Vernon Downs (July 6). Tiger Boudoir (Truman Gale) would jump out to the lead right out of the gate. The 7 year-old would put up the early fractions of :27.2, :56.1, 1:24.1. Love You Bye (Jimmy Wittemore) would hold the pocket trip going for most of the circuit...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
There are plenty of 2 year olds starting their pari-mutuel careers these days and by downloading a free Trackmaster program you can take a look at the pedigrees of those competing in the Kindergarten at the Meadowlands Friday. Then Saturday night is the big Meadowlands Pace elimination, featuring North America Cup runner-up Huntsville. Trainer Ron Burke took a bye with his colt Miso Fast for th...
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Maine 3YOs compete in Sires Stakes

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
The sophomore trotting divisions of the Maine Sire Stakes program made their premier stop at Scarborough Downs on Thursday (July 6) with a grand total of 16 colts and fillies gathered to vie for their share of purses totaling $30,328, in what remains a rather lucrative, yet apparently under appreciated opportunity, along the national sire stakes circuit. The common theme in pocketing the ...
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Midwest horseman Dwayne Pletcher dies

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Dwayne Pletcher, 85, of Shipshewana, Ind., passed away on July 5 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, Ind.   Mr. Pletcher was a leader trainer and driver and a member of one of Chicago's most famous harness racing families. Born in Goshen, Ind., on July 27, 1931, to Lester and Irma Pletcher, Dwayne drove in his first race the day before he ...
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Frost Damage Blues returns to Yonkers

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Stakes mare Frost Damage Blues is set to make her return to Yonkers Raceway in Friday (July 7) night's $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap. Her first local try since finishing fourth in the distaff feature in her 2016 finale Dec. 9 comes after an eventful trip to Mohawk Racetrack for the Roses Are Red Stakes. After a sharp qualifier in early May and a victory and runner up performance in winne...
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Dr J Hanover: "getting better, getting stronger"

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Even horses can use a pal, or in this case, a palomino. Dr J Hanover recently started enjoying daily paddock time with a palomino quarter horse named Zippy, who is the mascot at trainer Tony Alagna's stable, and the buddy system seems to have produced favorable results when it comes time to race. Dr J Hanover has won two of his last three starts, including a world-record 1:46.4 effort in a preli...
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Delaware horseman Earl Short, 71, dies

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Earl Wayne Short, 71,of Greenwood, Del., passed away early Tuesday (July 4) at Christiana Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Short was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Federalsburg, Md.   He was always happy to help someone in need and volunteer his time, without expecting anything in return. He enjoyed farming, working in the produce market, training and racing Standardbred horses, and riding t...
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Ohio Sires for 2CT on Saturday at Northfield

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Diagonally-gaited Standardbreds vying in eight Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) highlight a weekend of racing at Northfield Park. Six $40,000 OSS divisions for 2-year-old trotters are on tap for Saturday night (July 8) at the "Home of the Flying Turns," while two OSS will be contested on Monday night (July 10) at the Cleveland half-miler.   A total of 46 freshman trotters passed the Northfield Par...
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Regil Elektra wins Yonkers F&M Open

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
 Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $6.20) plotzed into an early pocket and it served her well Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. In play from post position three, Regil Elektra was able to get in behind pole-sitting Frost Damage Blues (Brian Sears), then stalk the 11-10 favorite around a moist oval (:27.3, :56.2, 1:24, season’s-best 1:52.2). Frost...
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BZ Glide turns tables at Buffalo

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
 After a pair of heart-breaking losses to Empire Earl N the past two weeks, BZ Glide was able to turn the tables on him and capture the $10,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night in a seasonal best 1:57.3 over the fast track. BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) was second best by just a nose and a half-length to Empire Earl N (Larry Stalbaum) in their last two encounters. But the favored BZ Glid...
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Tuonoblu Rex best in Big M trot

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Julie Miller wasn’t worried. She had faith her husband would get Tuonoblu Rex clear for the stretch drive in the featured $20,000 preferred handicap trot at The Meadowlands Friday night. That faith was realized as driver Andy Miller and Tuonoblu Rex swerved off the rail as the field straightened away in the stretch before uncorking an explosive :26.2 final quarter that resulted in a 1...
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Donnas Dream upsets in ISS 3FT final

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired 3-year-old trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the sophomore trotting fillies.   Donnas Dream and Robert Taylor made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their s...
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Freshman filly pacers battle in OSS action

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Six $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions of freshman filly pacers were contested on a humid Wednesday evening at Scioto Downs.   Prsntpretynperfect surprised both the fans and her trainer as she paced to a steady 1:55.4 mile in the first OSS contest with Chris Page at the lines. The daughter of Big Bad John is owned by Jennifer Brown and conditioned by her husband Brian. The br...
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Freshman follies Friday night at Meadowlands

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
The Championship Meet hits its best stride this weekend with stakes races and freshmen aplenty populating the weekend's races at the Meadowlands.   Friday night's races are dominated by 2-year-old races with three divisions of New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) scheduled as non-bettors beginning at 6:30 p.m., the NJSS filly trotters going as a short five pack in race two and no fewer th...
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