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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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Class Six upsets in Harrington feature

on 06/05/2017 2:00 AM
Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi's Class Six ($23.80, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:52 winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open Pace. Trained by Ron Burke, it was the second win of the season for the 6-year-old Western Ideal gelding. Class Six fought gamely first over versus pacesetting favorite Dancin Yankee before clearing at the top of the stretch for a powerf...
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Artful Way, Golden Gun win at Stga, Vernon

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
Artful Way (Artistic Fella), the defending Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel, recorded the fastest mile of the year on Saturday  (June 3) night when he won the Open Pace in 1:50.1. Frank Coppola Jr. went pedal to the metal in the early going with the 7-5 betting favorite in the $14,500 Open and Artful Way hit the quarter in :26.3. The tempo didn’t slow much and after checking in a...
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Artful Way, Golden Gun win at Stga, Vernon

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
Artful Way (Artistic Fella), the defending Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel, recorded the fastest mile of the year on Saturday  (June 3) night when he won the Open Pace in 1:50.1. Frank Coppola Jr. went pedal to the metal in the early going with the 7-5 betting favorite in the $14,500 Open and Artful Way hit the quarter in :26.3. The tempo didn’t slow much and after checkin...
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Golden Son takes Tioga Open Trot in 1:54.1

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
Golden Son (Mike Simons) won the Tioga Downs Open Trot Saturday night (June 3). The 4-year-old Majestic Son gelding road in the pocket following the favorite Sweet Thing (Fern Paquet Jr.). Sweet Thing led the field hitting the first quarter in :27.4, the half in :56.4 and three quarters went in 1:25.1.  Simons waited patiently in the stretch for an opening.  Once he got it he guided G...
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All Bets Off captures Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
All Bets Off won Saturday’s $200,000 Battle of Lake at Northfield Park, making him only the second horse to win both a Carl Milstein Memorial and a Battle of Lake Erie, two of the track’s prestigious Grand Circuit events.  Wiggle It Jiggleit accomplished the same feat. All Bets Off (Bettor’s Delight – Armbro Penelope – Dexter Nukes) is owned by the partnership of Burke Racing...
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Carey Memorial Series starts at Hawthorne

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
Three-year-old Illinois-bred colt and gelding pacers were the focus at Hawthorne on Saturday (June 3) evening as two divisions of leg one of the Robert F. Carey Memorial pace took place. Race six was the first division as a field of nine was sent to the gate. Royale Big Guy was the favorite as Jim Pantaleano flew into town for the drive. Leaving for the lead was Commondiscourtesy through a...
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Roy captures All Star Driving tourney in Quebec

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
It is most certainly looking like this is the year of a rising star, as harness racing hottest young driver, 27-year-old Louis-Philippe Roy, soundly defeated many of the top drivers in harness racing with an impressive victory in the second annual All Star Drivers Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R (H3R) on Sunday (June 4). Roy was the only driver in the tournament able to score poin...
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Ariana G powerful 1:51.1 winner in NJSS final

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
PAfter winning an unprecedented three straight Hambletonian Oaks, how could Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter possibly top it? Her name is Ariana G. The 3-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill might be even better than those three fillies after she left jaws dropped with a 1:51.1 stroll in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final (NJSS) on Friday (June 2) night at The Meadowlands. Long Tom, Every Wa...
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Tequila Monday scores in 1:52.4 in NYSS opener

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Friday (June 2) night featured the first installment of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) of the year at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The 14-race card was comprised of solely lady pacers including four divisions of the $44,000 added Sire Stakes for sophomore fillies. Tequila Monday (American Ideal-Margarita Monday-Ponder) began her title defense as the Chris Oakes trained filly, who was impressive in c...
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Rock N Tony dominates Indiana Sires 3CP

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Rock N Tony turned in a dominant performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, on Friday (May 2) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:51.1 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Rock N Tony recorded his fourth consecutive win at Hoosier Park and made a clean sweep of the first round...
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Noble Legend cruises gate to wire at Buffalo

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The weather was just ideal for a nice stroll at Buffalo Raceway on Friday evening (June 2) and Noble Legend ($8.50) did just that in easily turning back the field in the $10,000 Open Trot. With crystal blues skies and the temperature hovering around 70 degrees, Noble Legend (Ray Fisher Jr.) went gate-to-wire and thoroughly enjoyed the tour around the half-mile oval in 1:57.1. He soundly beat Wi...
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Friday racing recap for Tioga, Vernon

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Lease Ness Monster (Mike Merton) won her second straight Tioga Downs Fillies and Mare Open ($12,000) on Friday night (June 2). Lease Ness Monster, who is owned by Matt and David Waltz and trained by Patti Harmon, would take the lead after the first quarter. The 6-year-old Lease On Life Mare would get challenged in the stretch by Saratoga shipper Little Santamonica (Aaron Byron). Pressured the w...
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Fancy Creek Jolene upset winner at Hawthorne

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Suburban Downs at Hawthorne stakes season kicked off on Friday (June 2) night as two divisions of leg one of the Plum Peachy Eliminations took place.  The Plum Peachy is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old filly pacers. Race six on Friday was the first of the divisions as a field of 10 lined up behind the gate. The Illinois champion from 2016, Princess Sage, was making her 2017 debut ...
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Freaky Feet Pete wins qualifier at Hoosier Park

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
On an otherwise quiet morning, the backside at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino was buzzing on Saturday (June 3) as Breeders Crown champion Freaky Feet Pete was in the spotlight to make his qualifying debut. The world champion won the first qualifier of his 2017 campaign in wire-to-wire fashion. With his regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Freaky Feet Pete cruised through fractions of :28...
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Brother to Huntsville wins baby race debut

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The first 2-year-old races of 2017 at The Meadowlands began at 10 a.m. on Saturday (June 3) morning on a fast track under overcast skies, with a slight stretch headwind and a temperature just below 60 degrees. The day’s marquee match-up was the sixth race featuring Wild Bill (Somebeachsomewhere-Wild West Show), the full brother to last year’s top freshman pacing colt Huntsville, versus the $...
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Sortie's 1:54 fastest in Currier & Ives splits

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Sortie, reunited with his recently legalized Cornell Collar, made short work of his Currier & Ives division Saturday (June 3) at The Meadows, winning easily in a stake-fastest 1:54. The $118,424 event for sophomore colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Moonshiner Hanover and Fraser Ridge taking the other splits — both for trainer Chris Beaver. One of the m...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A takes Buffalo Open Pace

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
To put it mildly, it was just a solid effort from start to finish for Itsonlyrocknroll A ($5.70) in the featured $9,000 Open II Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 3) Lulling the field to sleep with a soft opening panel of just :29, Itsonlyrocknroll A only got better the rest of the way and posted a convincing two-length decision over China Dream in a seasonal best of 1:53.3 over th...
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3FP Rockin BB wins $75,000 Indiana SS final

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Staging a big rally late in the lane, Rockin BB and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled the slight upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (June 3). On a beautiful Saturday evening, Rockin BB used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:52.2 and establis...
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