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Del. champs to defend titles at Harrington Monday

on 06/08/2017 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF ) stakes for 3-year-olds will begin Monday (June 12) at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions of pacing colts and geldings. Bags To Riches (8-5, Tim Tetrick), was the $100,000 final winner on the Dover Downs circuit and will return among the 17 entries for co-owner/trainer Jason Skinner and Only Money Inc. Owne...
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Dirty Secret survives, wins Meadows F&M trot

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
  Pushed wide through the lane, Dirty Secret nevertheless continued a relentless charge that carried her to victory in Wednesday's $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Dirty Secret moved third over down the backside for Mike Wilder, following live cover that proved troublesome into the final turn when the 5-year-old daughter of Justice Hall-...
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Grassroots winner Try Try Again going for Gold

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Dustin Jones opened the three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots season with victories in the first two divisions, and he's hoping Tuesday's contest at Mohawk Racetrack won't be the only time this season Try Try Again and Northern Major earn him a Grassroots double.   "We might give both them colts a start in non-winners of two before the Gold and then make up our m...
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She's Marvalous takes Pocono mare feature

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
The 15-1 shot She's Marvalous, well-placed in a lively outer flow during the last half by driver Andrew McCarthy, kicked home strongly enough to hold off the horse on her back, Rei's Star Cross, by 1¼ lengths and win the $18,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Pocono Sun Mohegan. The daughter of Delmarvalous (the Adios winner who gets his name from DELaware-MARyland-Vi...
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Jim Mattison to be inducted into Saratoga Hall

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame and Museum announced its annual induction ceremony and open house on Tuesday (June 13) at the Museum. This year's inductees are trainer Jim Mattison the and horse, River Of Glory. The gates will open for the event at 5:30 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments and light food will be served. The museum is located off the Jefferson St. entran...
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Stephane Gendron drives 4,000th winner

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Stephane Gendron reached a major milestone in his career, scoring his 4,000th career win in the sixth race at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening. Gendron, 47, of Quebec City, first started driving professionally back in 1989, scoring just 11 wins that first season. His milestone victory came aboard Y S Suzanne in a division of the second round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for ...
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Beckhams Z Tam will step up in NA Cup

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
Beckhams Z Tam is the type of horse that likes to have fun. But when it comes time to work, the colt is all business. And after watching Beckhams Z Tam take care of business in his most recent start, his connections are ready to send the Indiana-bred pacer on a business trip --- to the Pepsi North America Cup at Ontario's Mohawk Racetrack. Beckhams Z Tam is among the 25 horses entered in...
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Obrigado leads Charlie Hill field at Scioto

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
Defending Dan Patch Award winner and world champion Obrigado will make his 7-year-old debut this Saturday (June 10) in the $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial at Scioto Downs.   The Paul Kelley trainee enters the Hill off of three qualifying victories, the most recent in 1:54.2 on June 3 at The Meadowlands.   Here is the field: 1-Obrigado (driver Mark MacDonald; trainer Paul...
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First 2:00 winners from first crops of rookie sires

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park played host to races for 2 year olds on Wednesday morning and the pacing stallion Net Ten EOM got his first 2:00 winner. His son Call Me West, a $25,000 yearling, scored in 1:58.2 with a last quarter in :26.2 for driver John DeLong and trainer Roger Welch.   This year Net Ten EOM's first crop are hitting the track. Call Me West is out of the Real Artist mare Halvah Heav...
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Rare Richard Stone Reeves oil to be sold

on 06/07/2017 2:00 AM
An oil painting by the most prominent equine artist of the 20th century, Richard Stone Reeves, will be auctioned off on Hall of Fame Night, July 2, at the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen, NY. Reeves' neo-Romantic style paintings were commissioned by such patrons as Queen Elizabeth, Paul Mellon and the Aga Khan. His works in oil reside primarily in private hands and rarely leave the families...
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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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