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Chalk rules in NYSS at Monticello

on 08/28/2017 2:00 AM
With school, almost in session, the local stock of chalk was in short supply as five of the six New York Sires Stake events where won by favorites at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Horses on the front end, won nine of the card's 10 races on a chilly afternoon with temperatures only in the mid 60’s with a strong intermittent back side wind. The first division of Sire Stakes, a six...
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Elim DH leads to 9 starters in Yonkers Trot

on 08/28/2017 2:00 AM
Faced with a scenario for which there was no rule in place, Saturday night’s $500,000 final of  Yonkers Raceway’s 63rd Yonkers Trot shall go postward with a field of nine 3-year-olds. Elimination winner Downbytheseaside drew post seven in the Messenger Stakes final.  The odd circumstance came about after Di Oggi and Southwind Hydro finished in a dead-heat f...
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Mel Mara captures Harrington open

on 08/28/2017 2:00 AM
Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva's Mel Mara ($2.40, Corey Callahan) was a 1:52.1 winner Monday in the featured $15,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Dylan Davis, won his first 2017 appearance on his home base via a menacing three-wide move into the final turn that saw him slingshot to the front for a powerful win over Major Uptrend and Sparky Mark. Captive Audience set fast...
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He's Marvalous marvelous at Plainridge

on 08/28/2017 2:00 AM
After leaving and being pressured much of the mile, He’s Marvalous hung on until the very end and won the $14,000 conditioned pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon. He’s Marvalous (Nick Graffam) rolled down the highway in :26.4 with everyone seating behind him. But after a fairly soft second panel, Prince Aston (Scott Renz) advanced outside at the three-eighths and start...
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Yonkers Trot, Messenger elims contested Saturday

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (Aug. 26th) hosted a trio of $40,000 stakes eliminations, two for Yonkers Trot No. 63 and one for the 62nd Messenger Stakes. The opening elim for Yonkers Trot had a different feel before the outset when pole-sitting, third choice Enterprise (Tim Tetrick) broke behind the gate and effectively was eliminated from the elimination. That faux pas left t...
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Rookies shine in Nassagaweya, Eternal Camnation

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
Rookie pacers got their first taste of Mohawk Grand Circuit action Saturday night in the Nassagaweya and Eternal Camnation Stakes. The $226,050 Nassagaweya Stakes featured 20 pacing colts and geldings split into two divisions, while a field of nine pacing fillies met up in the $192,333 Eternal Camnation. The second Nassagaweya split was supposed to feature Casie Coleman trainee Summe...
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In Secret takes Yonkers Open Trot

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
A three-peating In Secret (George Brennan, $4.10) gave nothing else a chance Sunday afternoon (Aug. 27), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. With a seven-horse field (after a defection), the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile. The scratch moved the eight-hole assigned In Secret in one notch, and he was long gone (:27.4, :56.4, 1:24.4, 1:54.1). The life-best effo...
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Lexington Selected catalog now available online

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
The catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available for download on the sales company's website, lexingtonselected.com, and will soon be posted on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Print catalogs will be mailed in the coming week. Those who would like to receive a catalog, but are not already on the mailing list, may fill out the "Request Catalog" form on the website. T...
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Big wins by Emoticon Hanover, Resolve, Pure Country

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
Emoticon Hanover (Daniel Dube) defeated Hannelore Hanover and Pasithea Face S to capture the $150,000 Joie De Vie in 1:50.2, a world record for 4-year-old mares, at Tioga Downs on a Sunday (Aug. 27) matinee card. Leaving from post position four in a field of six mares, Emoticon Hanover trotted straight to the front and remained there while establishing fractions of :26, :55.1 and 1:22.4. Defend...
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Bongiorno, Smith double up in KYSS

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
 Rookie pacers contested leg two of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) with a pair of $30,000 divisions for each sex on Sunday night at The Red Mile. Youth was the order of the evening as Tyler Smith (age 24) and Joe Bongiorno (age 23) each scored a double in the stakes action. Things got underway with the ladies first in race four when Pure Paradise scored convincingly for Tyler Smit...
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Sophomore action highlights Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions were contested at Scioto Downs on Friday night, Aug. 25—with a pair of splits for 3-year-old trotting fillies and a trio featuring 3-year-old colt pacers.  These contests were the fourth leg in the series, which culminates on Super Night, Sept. 2 at Scioto, with $250,000 Championships for 2- and 3-year-olds of both genders and gaits. Lightni...
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$16,148 Pick 4 carryover, $40K guaranteed pool Red Mile Saturday

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive racing program, the Pick 4 eluded patrons on Thursday night (Aug 24) at The Red Mile, resulting in a track record carryover of $16,148 heading into Saturday night (Aug 26). The sequence started easily enough, with the 8-5 favorite, Tequila Sunrise As, winning the seventh race and returning $5.40.  In what is almost a statistical improbability, it took only ...
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John MacDonald wins six at Vernon Downs.

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs leading driver John MacDonald, would continue to dominate at the miracle mile with six wins on Friday (August 25). Pop I (John MacDonald) would capture the featured trot ($7,500), by going gate-to wire and setting all the fractions, :27.4, :57.2, 1:26.1, 1:55.1.  Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) would finish second.  Twice Too Nice (Brett Crawford) came up to get ...
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Batavia hosts Family Fun Day, Wiener dog races Sunday

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs will once again present the very popular Family Fun Day and Wiener Dog races. It's daylong of fun for the entire family and every year it fills the Downs with thousands of kids, parents and grandparents. There is a full schedule of free fun for the kids including pony rides sponsored by Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Batavia, Pringles the Clown, Jason the Juggler, Mr. ...
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Agent Q, Idyllic Beach win Pass splits at Meadows

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q extended her winning streak and Idyllic Beach snapped her losing streak, as two of the glamor girls in the 3-year-old filly pacers division each won a Pennsylvania Sires Stake split in Saturday's $142,404 Romola Hanover at The Meadows. Agent Q entered the Romola Hanover off four straight wins, including the Mistletoe Shalee and a sweep of her Lynch elimination and the final. Her ...
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Canadian Pacing Derby field is set

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
The field is set for the 2017 Canadian Pacing Derby, Canada's oldest harness race, following a pair of $40,000 eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Keystone Velocity and Rockin Ron captured their respective eliminations to head into next Saturday's $615,000 final with full momentum. Each $40,000 elimination featured a field of eight with the top-five finishers advancing. ...
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Hat Trick Habit, Lily Stride lead KYSS trotters

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for freshman trotting colts and fillies was spread over six races, three divisions of both fillies and colts, were raced on Saturday night at The Red Mile.    The first colt division (race 4) was loaded with talent and included all three returning winners, though Haveitalltogether was eventually withdrawn due to sickness.   Wolfgang was the mos...
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Burke, Wilder, Wrenn Jr. score OHSS doubles

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and drivers Mike Wilder and Ronnie Wrenn Jr., each scored two victories out of the five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contested Saturday evening at Northfield Park.   With unseasonably temperatures in the low 60s, the OSS action began with two divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts. Fraser Ridge (2-1) notched the first division in 1:55.3 with Wrenn a...
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2CT Alarm Detector undefeated in four starts

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
The Chapter Seven colt Alarm Detector improved his undefeated streak to four with a series record 1:56 victory in Thursday’s (Aug. 24) Define The World final at Mohawk Racetrack. Scratched down to a field of five rookie trotting colts, Alarm Detector was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the C$34,800 event for the team of driver Trevor Henry and trainer Ben Baillargeon. Cantabernet lef...
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Trotting colts spur excitement in Ohio

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Mission Accepted put forth a decisive 1:57 victory in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on a cool Thursday evening at Scioto Downs.   The freshman son by Manofmanymissions was steered by Ryan Stahl for trainer and co-owner Jeff Conger for partners Knox Services and David Wills. The homebred youngster lowered his career mark by...
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