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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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New Pick-10 Survivor bet at Meadowlands

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to introduce the Pick-10 Survivor wager. This first-of-its-kind wager will debut when the New Jersey harness track opens its Fall/Winter Meet on Saturday (Nov. 4).   The Pick-10 Survivor requires the selection of the winner in the first 10 races on the program. The unique twist in the wager is ticket holders that correctly select the winner of race one...
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Andy Miller sweeps NYSS for 2CT at Vernon

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Andy Miller won both divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts at Vernon Downs on Thursday night (Sept. 7).   Miller won the $54,500 first division with Tito (Muscle Mass-Stonebridge Encore). Owned by Anthony Lombardi, George Golemes, and Louis Willinger and trained by Erv Miller, Tito posted a gate-to-wire victory with fractions of :28.4, 1:00.1 and 1:28.4,...
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Videos now online of Libfeld/Katz yearlings

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The breeding partnership of Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, honored multiple times last season as breeders of the year, are proud to present their 2017 yearling offerings in action. Video footage of all yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Sale, Oct. 3 through 7, is now available on the website libfeldkatz.com.   The consignment, which sells under Kentuckiana Farms as agent, includes f...
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Meadows jog cart raffle to help injured horseman

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is selling tickets to raffle off a Pennsbury Jog Cart on Sept. 16 after the sixth race. All proceeds will be going to Al Davadik who was injured in a jogging accident on Monday morning.   Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. If anyone would like to purchase tickets please contact Sally Bolon at 412.217.1204 or Dawnelle Mock at 724.470.83...
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Diamond Creek sponsoring Ireland stakes

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
It has been announced today that Diamond Creek Farm in the USA and Oakwood Stud in Ireland have become the sponsors of Sire Stakes Ireland for the 2018 season. Sire Stakes Ireland is a new racing series for Standardbred horses that was first started in 2014. The objective of Sire Stakes Ireland is to encourage breeding mares, increase prize money and to promote harness racing in Ireland and the...
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KYSS 2YO pacers at Red Mile on Saturday

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Freshman pacers return to The Red Mile on Saturday night with the third and last preliminary leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes. Two divisions each of fillies and colts populate the first four races of the evening. The filly races will comprise the Early Double with a pair of sevens. Pure Paradise and Band Stand are the solid morning line choices in the first and second, respectively. &n...
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Newborn Sassy wins F&M Pace at Yonkers

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Odds-on Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $3.70) overcame seven rivals and a scattering Friday night (Sept. 8th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fourth from post position No. 5, ‘Sassy’ watched as Jag Out (George Brennan) leave around Lovineveryminute (Brent Holland), paying a :26.4, first-quarter privilege for the lead. In the second turn, the...
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Azreal As It Gets, Ubettergo Go win NYSS

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacing fillies were at Batavia Downs on Friday night to battle for their share of the $109,000 in purse money up for grabs in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS).   The first $54,500 contest saw Azreal As It Gets (Matt Kakaley) lead briefly before yielding to favored Alexis Faith (Jim Morrill Jr.) past the quarter and settle into a garden-spot trip. Azreal As It Get...
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Milton OMP elims contested at Mohawk

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Four-year-olds Pure Country and Blue Moon Stride captured Friday night's $35,000 Milton Stakes eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. A loaded group of 15 pacing mares were split into a pair of eliminations to determine the field for the $256,000 Milton Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 16.   Double millionaire Pure Country started things off by turning in a huge effort to extend her current win...
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Meadowlands back on Friday night

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands reopens for live racing on Friday with an exciting stakes card.   The last preliminary leg of the Miss Versatility series for trotting mares will go as Friday's second race with a compact field of four racing for a purse of $40,000 in the second race. Caprice Hill, trained by Tony Alagna for Tom Hill, and Broadway Donna, Jim Campbell trains for Fashion Farms, hav...
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Batavia to host NYSS 2FPs on Friday night

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
There will be 14 freshman fillies on hand at Batavia Downs on Friday evening to compete for $109,000 in purses in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old filly pacers.   The first $54,500 division (Race 3) has Alexis Faith (American Ideal-Cannae Cammie) as the early choice to get the job done. Alexis Faith had won five in a row until last week when she suffered her...
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