Paternity Suit A wins feature at Plainridge in 1:53.2

on 07/16/2020 9:37 PM
After not racing since Feb. 8 at Menangle Park in Australia, Paternity Suit A made his North American debut a winning one after going from last to first in the $12,000 Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (July 16).   Bettors Fire N (Ron Cushing) took the lead before the quarter and stepped off a quick :26.1 panel while the field lined up single file behind ...
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Rome Pays Off scores in 1:54.2 in Philly

on 07/16/2020 6:07 PM
The Muscle Hill sophomore colt Rome Pays Off, a winner of $339,484 at two including a second in the Breeders Crown, had not hit the board in four qualifiers before his seasonal debut Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but his preparations may be coming along just right for the all-conquering Team Melander as he took a new mark of 1:54.2.   Trained by 2019 Trainer of the Year...
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Meadowlands Pace night in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/16/2020 4:09 PM
The Meadowlands Pace headlines a blockbuster Saturday night card at the Big M, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. Tall Dark Stranger is arguably the one to beat in the Meadowlands Pace, but Tim Tetrick, who already has five Pace wins on his Hall of Fame resume, believes he has a great chance to add a sixth with Allywag Hanover.   Brian Sears is on ...
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Scioto Downs home to Ohio SS action this weekend

on 07/16/2020 3:37 PM
Nine Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions are set to be contested this weekend at Scioto Downs, with 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies featured Friday night  and 3-year-old colt pacers in the spotlight on Saturday night.  Post time each night is 6:30 p.m. (EDT).   A total of 37 trotting fillies are set to battle in four $40,000 Leg 2 divisions, while 25 trotting colts ...
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NJ OKs harness dates through December

on 07/16/2020 2:00 PM
At a meeting held via teleconference on Wednesday, the New Jersey Racing Commission approved fall harness dates at the Meadowlands. The action came after the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and track management at the Meadowlands decided against converting the dirt track from Standardbreds to Thoroughbred racing—which entails a massive addition of dirt. Per an agree...
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Beware of a Tall Dark Stranger in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/16/2020 1:49 PM
A little more than 50 years ago, Buck Owens cautioned country music listeners to beware a tall dark stranger. Decades later, the warning could apply to Saturday’s Meadowlands Pace. Tall Dark Stranger, the 2019 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old male pacer, is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the $636,650 Meadowlands Pace for 3 year olds at the Meadowlands. The colt, who won last...
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Countdown to the Pace is on at the Big M

on 07/16/2020 12:59 PM
The “Biggest Night in Harness Racing” takes place Saturday at the track known as the Big M. And for bettors, Meadowlands Pace Night 2020 is now even bigger. The action and stakes racing will be excessive Saturday at North America’s top venue, with the marquee event – The Meadowlands Pace, a 3-year-old open for a purse of $636,650 – scheduled as Race 9, with ...
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CT Stables to support Pacing For The Cure and Cell Phones For Soldiers

on 07/16/2020 8:36 AM
Pacing For The Cure is pleased to share this exciting announcement. Beginning July 18, CT Stables will be donating four percent of winning purse money from the 3-year-old pacing colt Catch The Fire’s Grand Circuit races in 2020 to two charities, Pacing For The Cure and Cell Phones For Soldiers. This donation will be split equally between both charities and will apply to any top three fi...
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May Baby is 3 for 3 at Hoosier Park

on 07/16/2020 8:00 AM
May Baby continued her winning ways at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after capturing the co-featured event of the evening, a split of the $32,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday, July 15. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, May Baby coasted to her third straight stakes win and remains undefeated this season for driver, trainer James Yoder. Usin...
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Late July, August NYSS schedule update

on 07/15/2020 10:20 PM
The New York Sire Stakes Program has released an updated racing schedule with changes to four upcoming events for Sire Stakes and Excelsior Series competitors. The revised schedule can be found here.   Two of the changes come as a result of the delayed opening of Monticello Raceway. The first two events originally scheduled at that track on July 27 and Aug. 3 are being relocated....
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Whose Blues 1:52.3 PASS 3YOFT winner in Philly

on 07/15/2020 10:19 PM
The  Cantab Hall filly Whose Blues sat a pocket trip behind the favored Sherry Lyns Lady, then caught her rival up the inside to win her $63,462 section of the first prelim of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a divisional track record time of 1:52.3.   Whose Blues and driver Daniel Dube pus...
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The Big Muscle upsets in Harrington Open Trot

on 07/15/2020 10:18 PM
Bill Emmons' The Big Muscle ($37.80, Russell Foster) was an upset winner in the $12,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Muscle Mass gelding notched his 7th win of the season for trainer Armand Benard. The Big Muscle sat third much of the mile before getting clearance in the stretch and surging for the win over Bluebird Jesse and Faithfulandtrue. It was his 20th c...
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Filly trotter Sorella maturing like a fine wine

on 07/15/2020 3:20 PM
One night a couple years ago while enjoying dinner with a friend, horse owner Elmer Fannin had a thought. If the yet-to-be-raced homebred filly trotter he had in his stable was as good as the wine they were enjoying, she would be something special. “So, I decided I was going to name her Sorella for the bottle of wine,” Fannin said. “That’s how it happened. It was just ...
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2 wins for Beachy: Enforce The Law, Exhibit Class

on 07/15/2020 12:52 PM
The popular Buckeye Stallion Series made a stop at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Tuesday night for the third leg of the 3-Year-Old Colt and Filly Trot.  A total of 9 divisions went to the post, five division of colts and geldings and four divisions for fillies.   It was a big night for owner Marion Beachy who had two wins with his gelding trotters. Enforce The Law, by Triumphant Cavia...
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Dan Patch champ Real Cool Sam returns for Dancer Memorial

on 07/15/2020 11:27 AM
Real Cool Sam, the 2019 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old colt trotter, makes his seasonal debut Saturday in the first of two $142,250 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Meadowlands.   Real Cool Sam, who was named in honor of late Meadowlands announcer Sam McKee, won nine of 10 races last year for trainer Jim Campbell and owner Jules Siegel’s Fash...
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Mia Davis awarded HHI scholarship

on 07/15/2020 8:32 AM
Mia Davis has been awarded the 2020 Harness Horsemen International annual $4,000 Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship.   Miss Davis, daughter of Standardbred trainer Martin Davis and Amy Davis, a clinical laboratory scientist, plans on attending the University of Delaware this fall to pursue a degree in Equine Science with plans to continue on to Veterinary Science.  She is a granddaughte...
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Ocean Downs changes post times

on 07/15/2020 8:30 AM
Ocean Downs would like to announce that the post times for the race programs Thursday July 16 and Friday July 17 have been changed to 5:15 pm due to back stretch electrical issues. Horsemen racing on those two affected programs are asked to make the adjustment and arrive one hour earlier. Also horses on Lasix still need to follow the 4 hour window so please arrive early. If you have any qu...
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Hobbs, Chaptiana take NYSS at Yonkers

on 07/15/2020 8:29 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted two divisions of New York Sire Stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings Tuesday night.   In the first $75,900 division, Hobbs took control of the race early and led all the way in 1:55.4 by three-quarters of a length over Barn Holden with Take The Credit two lengths back in third.   Hobbs is a three-year-old gelded son of Credit wi...
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Mach My Kiss repeats in Ont. Grassroots

on 07/15/2020 8:28 AM
Mach My Kiss was the only 3-year-old pacing filly able to replicate her opening round performance as the sophomore lasses returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park for their second Grassroots Leg on Tuesday, July 14. Starting from Post 2, driver Doug McNair settled Mach My Kiss briefly in third before moving the filly to the lead just past the :27 quarter. Mach My Kiss led the field through a :56 half...
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Perlucky outkicks Icanflylikeanangel to win at Meadows

on 07/14/2020 7:48 PM
It was déjà vu all over again Tuesday at The Meadows as, for their second straight encounter, Perlucky outkicked Icanflylikeanangel in the Lightning Lane to capture the $17,900 Open Handicap Trot.   As in that earlier meeting, Perlucky stretched out Icanflylikeanangel to a 27 opening panel before releasing him. In the lane, Perlucky brushed by for Dave Palone, downing hi...
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