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International Moni captures Goodtimes in 1:52.4

on 06/17/2017 2:00 AM
Lindy Farms’ International Moni, driven by Scott Zeron, captured the winner’s share of the $251,000 Goodtimes Stakes purse on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. International Monitors surged to the lead late in the stretch and held off a late rally from Mass Production, driven by Zeron's father, Rick. Driver Scott Zeron was able to engineer a second-over trip for the Frank Antonacci tra...
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Mel Mara tabbed favorite in Big M Preferred

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday night's feature at the Meadowlands is the sixth race, a $20,000 Preferred pace with Mel Mara tabbed as the morning line choice in the field of seven.   Mel Mara has a win and a second in his pair of 2017 starts, losing a close photo in 1:48.2 his most recent race over the mile oval. He's being pointed toward the summer's major stakes after a successful 2016 season where he earned...
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USTA suspends Northfield Park's membership

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced Friday (June 16) that it has suspended the membership of Northfield Park due to an alleged violation of USTA Rule 20.09 on financial responsibility. Northfield Park was notified of the suspension on Thursday (June 15).   Rule 20.09 Financial Responsibility -- states that, "Any participant who shall demonstrate financial irresponsibility by accumulat...
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Male trotters ready to grapple in OSS

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
Sixteen diagonally-gaited 3-year-old colts and geldings square off Monday afternoon in a pair of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) at Scioto Downs. Ten geldings and six colts spar in races two and five over the lightening-fast five-eight's mile oval, with a matinee post time of 2 p.m. (EDT).   Returning for round two action are leg one (Miami Valley Raceway, May 2) winners Full Surge, ...
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Gingras looks for front with Idyllic Beach

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
Idyllic Beach spent a lot of time near the front of a lot of races last year, but driver Yannick Gingras says the filly doesn't need to be setting fractions to be successful.   "I really like her versatility," said Gingras, who will drive the award-winning Idyllic Beach in Saturday's $440,000 Fan Hanover Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. "As a 2 year old maybe sh...
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Maple Leafs GM Lamoriello to present NA Cup

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is pleased to announce that Lou Lamoriello, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be making the winner's circle presentation for Saturday's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack.   A native of Rhode Island, Lamoriello became exposed to harness racing during his 28 years as the general manager of the New Jersey Devils. Dur...
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Pacer Financial celebrates at Winbak Farm

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
Joe and JoAnn Thomson, owners of Winbak Farm (one of North America’s largest Standardbred farms), and Pacer Financial, have a lot to celebrate. Pacer Financial is a national sales company bringing unique solutions to the financial marketplace (i.e. exchange traded funds "ETFs"). ETFs are the fastest growing product in financial services today. Pacer Financial just celebrated its second birthday...
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Spoonful, Master Clave top DSBF winners

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old trotters went behind the gate Wednesday at Harrington Raceway to complete their first elimination leg.   The first filly division went to Spoonful ($3.40, Les Givens), who held off Luv Is Blind for her eighth career win in 2:00.2. Gogh Cinorita was third. Trained by her driver, Spoonful, a daughter of Po...
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Friday night fun at the Meadowlands

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Friday night at the Meadowlands offers mixed breed racing with camels and ostriches joining the Standardbred horses to compete over the mile oval.   The Standardbreds are well represented by a solid field of six trotters in the fourth race, a conditioned trot for a purse of $15,000.   Leading the way is fan favorite Market Share who with more than $3.7 million ...
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EBC finals on tap Sunday at Vernon Downs

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
The rich finals of the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC), a New York-sired event for 3-year-old trotters will be raced as a part of the Father's Day card on Sunday at Vernon Downs.   Ten fillies will compete in the first of the pair of finals (Race 8) for a purse of $228,250 with Barn Bella the obvious choice despite the disadvantage of starting from the far outside post nine. The Conway...
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3YO filly trotters vie in OSS action at Northfield

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
A pair of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions will be featured Saturday night at Northfield Park. A total of 16 sophomore trotting fillies will line up behind the Cleveland half-miler starting gate for the two events—set as races three and seven—with a post time of 6 p m. (EDT).   Of those 16 diagonally-gaited distaffs, only three will be making their first start...
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Cousin Mary to make open debut at Yonkers

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Standout 4-year-old pacing mare Cousin Mary will make her debut in Yonkers Raceway's $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace Friday night. The Andrew Harris trainee is set to return to the Hilltop Oval for the first time since she swept the Petticoat Series in March. Since then, Cousin Mary completed another series sweep, this time in the Bobby Weiss Series at Pocono Downs. She sports 11 win...
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Tetrick talks about NA Cup fav Huntsville

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick knows Huntsville will face challenges in Saturday's C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup. His goal is to make the race even more challenging for those that oppose him.   "It's like a chess match," said Tetrick, who will drive 8-5 morning line favorite Huntsville in the season's first major open stakes event for 3-year-old male pacers. "I try to drive three or four horses ...
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Golf tourney info for NJ, Delaware, PA

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Its golfing season and tournaments for harness racing folks are on the calendar. The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey's (SBOANJ) annual outing is set for July 10 at Gambler Ridge Golf Club in Cream Ridge, NJ.   Proceeds from the SBOANJ event benefit the organization's Horsemen's Benevolent Fund and TrotPAC. Next up is the second annual Ben St...
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Alagna hopes for early speed in NA Cup

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna is set to make his fifth appearance in the $1,000,000 Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 17 when he sends Western Hill, a Western Ideal gelding from the Art Major mare Cosmo Blue Chip, from post nine with Doug McNair driving the 20-1 morning-line shot.   In 2013, Alagna won with, the favorite, Captaintreacherous and was third with stable mate Wake Up Peter. He is ...
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Inside look at NA Cup in Weekend Preview!

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is set for Saturday night at Mohawk, as well as finals of other major stakes such as the Fan Hanover, Goodtimes, Roses Are Red and Armbro Flight. You will surely want to download the free past performance pages for the races courtesy of Trackmaster, and to do that, you need to click below to go to the latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The NA Cup is the...
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Mistress Valentine best in Plainridge feature

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
A reversal of strategy produced favorable results as Mistress Valentine raced to victory under cover in the $12,000 trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon. Mistress Valentine (Mark Eaton) left as usual, but when Guiltywithanexcuse (Greg Merton) pulled from second to try for the lead at the quarter-pole there was no argument. Eaton and his usually front-running mare let Merton...
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Literally wins Grassroots 3FT at Mohawk

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
While three-year-old trotting filly Literally may not be poised to follow in the footsteps of her illustrious elder brother Dont Rush, the Dustin Jones trainee earned her second Ontario Sires Stakes trophy with a Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. A Justice Hall half-sister to two-time Ontario Sires Stakes division champion Dont Rush, who is closing in on $700,000 in car...
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Shesjustadelight N wins Plainridge feature

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
Shesjustadelight N was one of the stars of Yonkers Blue Chip Matchmaker Series earlier this year after winning two legs and making the final. With a freshening month off, she's back and rolling with a second-place finish last week in the Mares Open at Yonkers and now a win in the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (June 13). Shesjustadelight N (R...
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#SendItIn shirts on sale to benefit McKee Fund

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
Racing fans can purchase #SendItIn t-shirts from eBay, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to the McKee Fund, to benefit the family of the late Sam McKee.   "We originally got in a small supply of these shirts to use for online contests at Pompano, and many people started asking if they were available for purchase. Although originally not part of the plan, if we can sell...
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