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Favorites rule in NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
There were no surprises to be found in the New York Sire Stakes for the sophomore pacing males at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (June 7) as all three $40,600 divisions were won by the post time favorites in front running fashion. The fastest leg of the evening was In A Single Bound ($4.20) who covered the mile in 1:54.0. Outkast Blue Chip ($4.30) found the winner's circle w...
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Timmylynn wins in 1:51.1, and claimed

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
Three $14,000 handicap events for upper-level claimers took the spotlight on Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Two of the events were for pacing mares. The first went to Timmylynn, guided by Simon Allard to a first quarter of :26.4, then yielding and enjoying the golden chair as Gracie's Parade streaked on the front end to middle splits of 54.1 and 1:21.3. Timmylynn came out on the fin...
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24YO Travis Cullen scores 1,000th victory

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
Travis Cullen has been making a big impact since relocating to Ontario last fall and Monday night the young reinsman reached a driving milestone at Mohawk Racetrack. The 24-year-old driver/trainer picked up his 1,000th career driving victory in the evening's fourth-race behind the Eric Adams trained 3-year-old pacing filly Stellenbosch. Cullen entered Monday's card just a single win shy of the ...
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Judy Wall dies in Georgia at age 73

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
Judith Marie Wall, 73, passed away peacefully while under hospice care at Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., on June 3 following a long illness. She was a huge racing enthusiast, working in nearly every facet of the harness horse racing industry throughout her life from mucking stalls, managing a racing stable, traveling the Michigan fair circuit, charting races, working at a breeding farm, and...
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Ohio's Jeanne Staffrey dies at 90

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
Jeanne Marie Staffrey, 90, of Canfield, Ohio, died June 3, at the Hospice House.  Together with her late husband, Dominic, she was active in harness racing, campaigning top horses at both Ohio fairs and pari-mutuel tracks.   Mrs. Staffrey served more than 30 years as an officer of the Canfield Harness Horsemen's Association and was once a director of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's...
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2018 Dan Patch banquet heads to Orlando

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
The U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the trade organization of harness racing communicators and the largest organization of its kind in the world, has announced that it will be holding its 2018 Dan Patch Awards Banquet at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 25, with the organization's annual meetings to be conducted the day before and that day.   Loca...
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New player for Team Miller

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
After getting his feet wet with a third-place finish in his first-ever drive in a qualifier, Tyler "T.J." Miller made his next trip around the track at Gaitway Farms a winning one. Miller, the 19-year-old son of trainer Julie Miller and driver Andy Miller, guided Nick Surick's 8-year-old pacer Twincreeks Jack to victory by a nose over New Zealand-bred Super Imposed in 1:53 during Monday's q...
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3 elimination fields set for Saturday's NA Cup

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack has announced that 25 sophomore pacing colts and geldings have been entered in this year's Pepsi North America Cup. The entry box for the Pepsi North America Cup closed this morning at 10:30 a.m.   The 25 pacers will be drawn into three eliminations, to be contested this Saturday (June 10). The top three finishers plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot will advan...
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Apple Bottom Jeans scores at Harrington

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
KDK Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($7, Montrell Teague) overcame outside post number 8 for a win in the $17,500 Mares Open feature Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Empress Deo assumed the early lead from St Kitts to an opening quarter in :27.4 seconds. St. Kitts re-took the lead and was the boss to the half mile in :56.3 seconds while Sweet Bobbie attacked first-over to the three-quarters...
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Elm Grove Inarush romps by 5 at Plainridge

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
After enjoying a victory over some of the better resident pacing males last week, Elm Grove Inarush took on nine of the best distaff side-wheelers in the commonwealth and bested them as well in the $15,000 Filly and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (June 6). With cold wind, rain and a sloppy track setting the stage, six ladies left off the gate, eventually s...
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Herbie L posts 50th career victory

on 06/06/2017 2:00 AM
Herbie L trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the fourth race at Northfield Park on Tuesday (June 6).  The 9-year-old veteran, with 248 career starts, also has 30 seconds and 29 third-place finishes. Herbie L (Pegasus Spur-Phar Khan-Rule The Wind) has career earnings of $220,983 with a lifetime mark of 1:55.3 at Woodbine Racetrack at age four. The trotter’s richest ...
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Homicide Hunter, Call Me Queen Be win at PcD

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Homicide Hunter and Call Me Queen Be won the $25,000 winners over features over a sloppy track at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday, but the big news continued to be the hot longshot hands of driver Anthony Napolitano, who for the third straight card brought home a $50-plus winner.   Napolitano started his current streak in the last race of last week's racing, capturing Tuesday...
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Illinois-bred trotters shine at Hawthorne

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Illinois-bred 3-year-old trotters were the focus at Hawthorne on Sunday as the boys took to the track in leg one of the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial and fillies were featured in the Beulah Dygert Memorial Trot.   Race 6 was leg one of the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial trot as Bands Houdini and Lougazi were scratched, leaving a field of seven. Favored at off time was Trixie's Jethro for ...
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Memorable gray mare Keystone Wallis passes

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Dr. Patricia Hogan of Hogan Equine has announced that the retired champion Keystone Wallis, who Dr. Hogan graciously helped save in 2009, has passed away at the age of 31. Dr. Hogan announced via social media that Keystone Wallis passed away Saturday night (June 3). The pacing mare made 62 starts during her career and recorded 18 wins, 17 seconds and eight thirds. She banked over $618,000 ...
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Big day at Gaitway for Wishing Stone, TJ Miller

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
It was a big morning at Gaitway Farm for horse with a pedigree and a human with a pedigree. IN qualifying action on Monday morning, the 2010 Kentucky Futurity champ Wishing Stone's first crop of racing age saw a winner at first asking, as did TJ Miller, the 19-year-old son of Andy and Julie Miller, who scored his first-ever victory as a driver.   Wishing Stone's ledger now show...
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Owners breakfast set for Mohawk baby races

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack is pleased to offer a special owners breakfast during baby races on Saturday, June 10.   Connections of 2 year olds taking part in baby races this season at Mohawk are invited to the complimentary hot breakfast, which will take place on the Corona Deck from 9 a.m. to noon.   A variety of items, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancake...
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Owners get hands-on at Driving School

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Bobby Dubovec enjoys watching his horses race, but he discovered something even better while attending the U.S. Trotting Association's Driving School.   "There's nothing cooler than taking your own horse out there," said Dubovec, a horse owner from Indiana, who got to jog and work with 2-year-old pacer McPlay Boy, a gelding he co-owns with trainer Ron Potter and Claude Barclay. "I d...
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Trainers Burke, Miller have big days at Gaitway

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Ron Burke and Julie Miller sent out the majority of Monday's 2-year-old trotters and pacers at Gaitway Farms' first qualifiers of the month and both trainers were happy with what they saw from their young horses as they prepare for the season ahead. Burke, who had 23 horses go behind the gate, had five winners on the day while Miller, who sent out 14 two year olds, had four victories f...
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BJ's Pleasure's son Super Pleasure dies

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Super Pleasure, a winner of $827,238 and the sire of the winners of $18.4 million, has died at age 29. The son of Super Bowl and the prolific BJ's Pleasure was two years older than his Hambletonian-winning brother American Winner. Both Super Pleasure and American Winner were campaigned by Robert Key and John Glesmann, who bred the two horses.   Super Pleasure stood at stud in O...
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Hurricane Calleigh storms to Meadows victory

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Dismissed at a generous 8-1, Hurricane Calleigh stalked Show Runner from the pocket, then outkicked her in the Lightning Lane to score the upset in Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Although Hurricane Calleigh had been racing well of late from off the pace, David McNeight III hustled her to the pocket, where she enjoyed the best trip. She downed Sho...
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