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Mistress Valentine cards Plainridge victory

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
After four unsuccessful attempts to defeat the predominantly male open trotters, Mistress Valentine led from gate to wire and imposed her girl power on them Thursday in the $15,000 handicap trot at Plainridge Park. Mistress Valentine (Mark Eaton) left strong from post six and gained the front easily after the field was released from the gate. With no early pressure, she cut comfortable frac...
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Classicality best again at The Meadows

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
Classicality dominated The Meadows’ elite trotters for the second straight week when he roared to the front and scored in 1:52.4, matching his career best, in Thursday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap. Classicality was parked for most of the opening half, but he easily repelled the first-over challenge of Boy Meets Girl K and drew off late for Brian Zendt, defeating Tricky Nick by 2 1/4 len...
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on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM

Satin Dancer dominates in Indiana Sires

on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM
Satin Dancer and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. turned in a dominant gate to wire performance to capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, May 30. The Byron Hooley trained filly stopped the timer in 1:55.1 to score her second consecutive victory and establish a new lifetime bes...
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Ozone Blue Chip set for Thursday's PASS

on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM
Ron Coyne Jr. and his partners might reach for the sky with Ozone Blue Chip, but the ownership group will have a better idea of their horse's future following Thursday's (June 1) third round of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action. Ozone Blue Chip competes in the first of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old male pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia. He faces a field that includes Fea...
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Angels Rockn Pink scores at Pocono

on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM
Pacing distaffs ascending the class ladder got the spotlight on Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the $18,000 "nw 7 races" feature going to the Rock N Roll Heaven mare Angels Rockn Pink in 1:53. Driver Marcus Miller made every pole a winning one with the John Butenschoen trainee, defeating favored I Wish You Well by a length while raising her lifetime earnings to $218,454 for...
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Goodtogo Hanover wins from post 8 at Meadows

on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM
Goodtogo Hanover zipped to the lead from post eight and turned back a pair of serious challengers en-route to victory in Wednesday’s (May 31) $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Homepage was the first to take on the leader when she moved first over down the backside. Goodtogo Hanover thwarted that thrust, then had to deal with the late charge o...
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Wind Of The North wins big at Harrington

on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4, Victor Kirby) was an impressive 1:53.4 winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday (May 31) at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jenny Bier, Wind Of The North registered his 27th career win via a front end performance and held off last week's winner and track record holder for older trotting stallions in Celebrity Pegasus....
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Double Joy snags second straight victory

on 05/31/2017 2:00 AM
Double Joy is finding that shuffling off to Buffalo was the right move. After departing Freehold Raceway in the end of April, Double Joy ($7.80) has been finding her new digs at Buffalo Raceway to her liking as she won her second straight with an easy 2-1/4 length victory over Voltina in the $8,200 event for the distaff pacers on Wednesday night (May 31). In posting a seasonal best of 1:54....
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Despite layoff, Cheap N Easy wins 6th straight

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Cheap N Easy, despite being off 28 days and a sick scratch intervening, won her sixth straight race Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the pacing mares section of the twin $14,000 claiming handicap events, with on the trot Windsongmusclelady recorded her second win in her last three outings.   Cheap N Easy sat third inside while Timmylynn set the pace and Unbeam...
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Merton wins six at Plainridge Park

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Greg Merton schooled his peers at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon when he won six races and finished second once out of nine drives, giving him an unbelievable .728 UDR for the afternoon.   Merton scored with Shanghai Warrior ($7.20, 1:53.1), Memory Game ($3, 1:52.1), Talldarknhandsome ($6, 1:52.3), Biggie ($3.20, 1:53), Elm Grove Inarush ($9.60, 1:51.2) and Myhoneytellsall...
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Enterprise remains unbeaten in NYSS

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting colts held center court during New York Sires Stakes at Vernon Downs on Monday. Enterprise (Brian Sears) is now four for four in his career after his biggest test yet ($39,900).   The Chapter Seven colt jumped out to the lead but soon found himself in the pocket trailing Money Macintosh (Andy Miller). Enterprise ($2.90) found himself locked in the box at th...
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Manhattan Play 1:52.3 Ontario SS winner

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing filly Gottalovemyshadow picked the perfect time to deliver a peak effort, posting her first lifetime victory in the $19,500 Grassroots opener at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. "I always kind of liked her, she's just had little problems, but now, she seems to be hitting on all eight now," said trainer-driver Jack Moiseyev after the victory. Starting from post 7,...
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Dancin Yankee scores for 56th career win

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Arque Hanover notched his third win of the season Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 win in the $17,500 Open Pace.   Owned by Thomas Lazzaro, Robert Cooper Stables and Abe Basen, Arque Hanover was sent for the lead from post position six at odds of 3-5 to an opening quarter of 27.1 seconds. Arque Hanover led the field of eight through remaining fractions of 56.1 and 1:24.1 whi...
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Skibbereen takes Farina final at Saratoga

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
It was a big afternoon on Monday at Saratoga Casino Hotel for trainer Kyle Spagnola. The young conditioner entered the week in fifth in the trainer standings and added two wins to his total on the matinee card. Spagnola's Skibbereen (Real Desire) made his return from Vernon Downs where he prevailed in the $12,000 final of the Farina Series and wound up as the betting public's 3-5 favorite in t...
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Two 11-horse fields for Somebeachsomewhere

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
The Somebeachsomewhere Stakes and Graduate Series highlight a strong 11-race card this Saturday (June 3) at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 22 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, including 16 eligible horses to the Pepsi North America Cup, have been split into two 11-horse $70,000 divisions for the Somebeachsomewhere. The Somebeachsomewhere Stakes (formerly Burlington) is annually a fina...
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All Bets Off tabbed favorite in Battle of Lake Erie

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday's $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie rivals have a combined 192 victories. Northfield Park's 11th race features a competitive field of the sport's best open pacers and will reveal who earns the 193rd win.   All Bets Off drew post 4 and has been named the 5-2 slight morning-line favorite by Northfield Park executive vice president of racing and simulcasting, Dave Bianconi. All Bets Off&...
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Show Runner rallies for Meadows victory

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Show Runner pounced on the weary leader past the three-quarters and went on to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. The 4-5 favorite, Show Runner was third when Jim Pantaleano sent her after Rockin Rum Springa, who had taken the field through demanding fractions of 26, 54, and 1:21.4. The 7-year-old daughter of Little Stev...
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Miss Me Yet in Harrington winners circle

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Miss Me Yet ($14.60, Montrell Teague) sprung a mild upset Tuesday in the $16,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53 triumph. Jag Out set the pace with fractions of :27.2, :55.4, and 1:24.1. The field of seven was bunched in the stretch, but Miss Me Yet found a seam late to surge by in the final strides for her third win of the year. The 4-year-old I'm Gorgeous mare notched her 11t...
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Bouchard returns to Hippodrome 3R after 20 years

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard is heading back to his home province of Quebec this Sunday to compete in the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R. He will be competing against top drivers David Miller, defending champion Jody Jamieson, H3R’s leading driver Louis-Philippe Roy, Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion and Scott Zeron in eight tournament events.  It h...
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