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Dewycolorintheline wins Yonkers Open Trot

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
‘Dewy Defeats Seven, None Named Truman’. Pole-assigned Dewycolorintheline (Mark MacDonald, $15.60) held sway Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. With "only" an eight-horse field, the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile. The field left without 7-5 favorite Taco Tuesday (Jordan Stratton), who broke before the start. A handful were put ...
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Boogie Shuffle wins 3CP PASS final in 1:48.2

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
Some of the best 3-year-old pacers and trotters on the globe competed in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Finals on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of $252,000. In the male trotting final, John Butenschoen trainee Dover Dan (Tim Tetrick) erupted off cover in the final eighth of a mile to win under a confident Tim Tetrick handling in 1:53.3. The son of Andover H...
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Ariana G wins by open lengths at Mohawk

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week continued Friday (Sept. 1) at Mohawk Racetrack with the Simcoe Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies and the Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotters. The Simcoe Stakes featured a field of 11 competing for C$166,872, while two C$93,880 divisions were required for the Champlain. Ariana G added another trophy to her impressive collection with a 1:53.1 victory in the Simcoe Stak...
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Shower Play wins in 1:53 to lead Grassroots

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Competing in their fifth regular season Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies turned in a trio of impressive performances. Kicking off the Friday evening program, which also featured two $93,880 Champlain divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings and one $166,872 Simcoe division for the three-year-old trotting fillie...
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Mamora Bay trying to bounce back in Hudson Trot

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
After a bout with a persistent sickness hindered Mamora Bay’s early season, trainer Sam Schillaci gave the 3-year-old filly some time to recover and brings her back in Saturday's (Sept. 2) $119,010 Hudson Trot. Schillaci is confident his star trotter is back to her old self and feeling better heading into the Grand Circuit Stakes, one of four on the card at Yonkers Raceway. "She hasn’t quit...
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Brown talks about his 10 Ohio Sires finalists

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Brian Brown is a traveling man, but doesn’t let that stop him from preparing his horses for the richest night of horse racing in the Buckeye State. No less than 10 pacing youngsters from the Brown Stable will go postward in Saturday's (Sept. 2) $2 million Ohio Sires Stakes Championships at Scioto Downs—with 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers of each gender racing for $250,000. Brown will...
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Pembroke Perfect posts 14th straight victory

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Maine-breeds were back in action at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (Sept. 2) as the 3-year-old filly pacing division of the Maine Sire Stakes program anchored a well-received twilight card at the seaside oval. Divided into twin five-horse splits, the victors spun decidedly disparate diatribes as the dust settled; one filly winning for the very first time this season while the other extended her s...
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Florida breeder-owner Russell Peavyhouse, 80, dies

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
On Tuesday (Aug. 29) Russell Peavyhouse, 80, of Valrico, Fla., slipped quietly from his physical body to enter a fuller, richer relationship with God, whom he had followed since childhood. Peavyhouse was born on April 30, 1937, in Pickett County, Tenn. and was the oldest child of Justine Richardson Peavyhouse and Kenneth Abraham Peavyhouse. After graduation from Carson Newman Univer...
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Kendall Seelster upsets Percy Bluechip in Champlain

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Kendall Seelster, the distant 9-1 second choice, used a perfect pocket trip to upset the previously undefeated Percy Bluechip in Saturday night's (Sept. 2) C$169,831 Champlain Stakes for rookie filly pacers, at Mohawk Racetrack. Trained by Paul Reid and piloted by Randy Waples, Kendall Seelster arrived at the Champlain from a runner-up effort to Percy Bluechip in the Eternal Camnation but the f...
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Donttellmeagain wins 8th PA Stallion Series race

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino hosted eight Pennsylvania Stallion Series championships Saturday (Sept. 2), each carrying a $40,000 purse, and the finals yielded a treasure of memorable moments. Like Clockwork and Sidewalk Dancer extended their winning streaks to five. Four stake records fell. And Donttellmeagain wrapped up an extraordinary stallion series performance over two years, winning S...
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Fireyourguns rebounds, wins Batavia Open

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
After tasting defeat for the first time this year at Batavia Downs last week, Fireyourguns rebounded in a big way as he routed the best local pacers in the $10,500 Open Handicap feature on Saturday night (Sept. 2). After getting parked three-deep leaving for almost a quarter of a mile, Fireyourguns (Jim Morrill Jr.) finally cleared and took the front before the first bend and then never looked ...
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Sears sweeps Messenger, Yonkers Trot

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
World champion Downbytheseaside (Brian Sears) withstood a late charge from two rivals to win the $540,000 Messenger Stake final for 3-year-old colt pacers in 1:52.1 on Saturday night (Sept. 2) at Yonkers Raceway by a nose. Sears completed the Messenger/Yonkers Trot double when he steered Top Flight Angel to victory by the very same margin in the aforementioned contest later on a card that also i...
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Sintra rallies up inside to take Pacing Derby

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Sintra rallied up the inside, surpassing Rockin Ron as he drifted on the lead through the stretch to take the $615,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, which headlined the Grand Circuit stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, Sept. 2, in 1:48.1. Nirvana Seelster, Rockin Ron, and All Bets Off launched for the lead in tandem, while Sintra floated away into a gap at the rail in fourth. Nirvana Seelst...
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Ontario Success takes Pocono Pacing feature

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
The Lis Mara gelding Ontario Success had quite the adventuresome trip, going from last at the quarter to first at the finish in the $20,000 pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night. Ontario Success got the job done nicely for driver Anthony Napolitano in 1:51.2, with the temperature in the cool mid-50s. Ontario Success did not leave, but the two primary quick starter...
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International Moni scores in 1:53.3 in Simcoe

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
The regally-bred International Moni showed his grit to win Saturday’s $165,838 Simcoe Stakes for sophomore trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.  A field of 12 three-year-old trotting colts and geldings competed in the annual Grand Circuit event. International Moni, a son of Love You-Moni Maker, was made the 3/5 favorite and lived up to the hype. The Frank Antonacci-trainee and driver Scott Zero...
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Stay Hungry, Dragon Time win Champlain 2CP

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry, with Doug McNair at the controls for trainer Tony Alagna, maintained his healthy appetite for winning with a romping score in Saturday's first $97,880 Champlain Stakes division for freshman pacers, at Mohawk. The Somebeachsomewhere-My Little Dragon colt, a $150,000 Lexington Select purchase for owner Brad Grant, was an impressive winner on debut last week and passed a serious class...
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Rick Zeron sweeps Champlain 2FT divisions

on 09/01/2017 2:00 AM
The Rick Zeron stable stepped into the spotlight by sweeping Thursday evening’s Champlain Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 17 rookie trotting fillies competed over the course of two $86,940 Champlain divisions to start Grand Circuit week. Rick Zeron sent out three starters in Thursday’s stakes and came away with victories in both events. The Cantab Hall filly Courtney Hanover extende...
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Sears looks for 2nd Messenger with DBSS

on 09/01/2017 2:00 AM
After sitting behind Downbytheseaside in his 8 1/2-length romp in the Messenger elimination at Yonkers Raceway last week, driver Brian Sears likes the way the 3-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere is coming into the $500,000 final and second leg of the Pacing Triple Crown Saturday night. Sears drove Downbytheseaside through a :56 half last week and was a passenger as Downbytheseaside opened&...
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Parker sending out 2 in Ohio 2FT championship

on 09/01/2017 2:00 AM
Norm Parker has a way with the ladies.  At least the four-legged kind.  The 56-year-old conditioner has done nothing less than condition two of the top Ohio-bred freshman trotting fillies to a starting berth in the $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Championship on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs.   Looking For Zelda and Sugar Break finished first and seventh respecti...
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Seeing Eye Single could be big hit for Burke

on 09/01/2017 2:00 AM
Ron Burke likes what he sees in Seeing Eye Single, but it is what he sees for the colt’s future that is even better. Seeing Eye Single is 4-for-4 this year and the 3-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship for 2-year-old male pacers at Scioto Downs. Seeing Eye Single will start from post two with Josh Sutton listed in the sulky. "I think next year he i...
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