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Minore and Wygant Prince win NAADA Trot

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
It's not that Wygant Prince hasn't been a valuable commodity but in recent seasons the 10 year old has had only one win in 57 previous starts ,but the altered son of SJ's Photo put on his trotting shoes Friday night (June 30) in the NAADA Trot at Yonkers Raceway and turned the tables on those who have previously kept him out of the winners circle. With owner, and longtime amateur driver Pau...
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Rip This Joint takes Meadows $13,000 pace

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Rip This Joint attacked the leader, Deseronto, first-over, then overtook him in deep stretch to capture Saturday's (July 1) feature, a $13,000 conditioned pace, at The Meadows. Even with his strong uncovered bid from third, Rip This Joint trailed by 2-1/2 lengths at the top of the stretch. The 4-year-old Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding responded to Mike Wilder's urging and downed...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A romps In Buffalo feature

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Itsonlyrollrocknroll A ($2.50) took advantage of the luck of the draw in the $9,000 Preferred Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (July 1) and crushed the field in 1:54.20.   After getting strapped with the seven and eight posts the past two weeks, Itsonlyrocknroll A (Larry Stalbaum) finally drew the pylons and set sail from the rail in easily defeating Lucky King (Ron Beback ...
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Fear The Dragon roars in Hempt Memorial

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
After losing for the first time this season in last week's Max C. Hempt Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers, Fear The Dragon was right back to winning form in Saturday's (July 1) final, capturing the $500,000 event by three-quarters of a length over Funknwaffles in 1:49.3 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Donttellmeagain finished third and Miso Fast was fourth. Fea...
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Agent Q pulls away to win Lynch Memorial

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q and driver David Miller made a sustained first-over drive pay off in Saturday's (July 1) $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers, taking the lead coming off the final turn and pulling away from the field in the stretch to win by three lengths in 1:51 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Caviart Ally, a 196-1 longshot, finished second and 14-1 Brazuca was third. ...
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Keystone Velocity captures Ben Franklin by a head

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
French-Canadian driver Simon Allard, who knew the late Herve Filion well, paid tribute to his early idol after winning the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pacing Championship with Keystone Velocity in 1:49.1. He stood in the sulky a la Herve and Hot Hitter, then unzipped his colors to show a Superman T-shirt underneath on Saturday (July 1) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Keystone Velocity, the 20...
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Chris Lems wins five at Vernon

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Chris Lems would win the first four races at Vernon Downs Saturday night, then he won the nightcap to win five out of nine on the first day of July. Lems would win the opener with Stick With Me Kid ($2.40).  Stick With Me Kid would win gate-to-wire winning by six lengths in 1:53.1. Lems would then win the co-feature, Fillies and Mares Open ($9,500) with It's A Miracle ($13.60).&nb...
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Devious Man wins $500,000 Beal Memorial

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Devious Man sneaked his way along the inside of the stretch after a pocket trip behind favorite Long Tom and won Saturday's (July 1) $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old trotters by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:52.4 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Long Tom finished second and Ariana G, the first filly to ever compete in the Beal, was third after racing first over from prior to the half-...
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TwinSpires bettor hits Mohawk Hi-5 for $43,174

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
A single ticket was able to connect on Thursday night's Jackpot Hi-5 at Mohawk Racetrack for a payout of $43,174.75 (USD). It is rare to see just a single winning Jackpot Hi-5 ticket when the favorite wins, but that's exactly what happened in Thursday's finale.   A total of $14,279 was wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 pool, which had a carryover of $44,421 heading into Thursday's card....
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Tattersalls Meadowlands catalog now online

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
The catalog and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app for the iPad. The sale will be held Sunday, July 16 at noon, following a big night of racing that features the Meadowlands Pace and several other major stakes. More than 110 horses are in th...
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72YO Miriam Toland wins with Fleetwood Hall

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
Miriam Toland  the 72-year-old owner, trainer, and driver, took command of Fleetwood Hall ($39.80) to go from last to first at Vernon Downs Thursday night. The 7-year-old Deweycheatumnhow gelding found himself already behind by 12 lengths after the first quarter. ABC Crown ((Joe Nassimos) would charge out to the early lead and set the early fractions of :27.0, :56.3, 1:26.3. The Africa...
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Black Broadway still winning at Plainridge

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
After winning her first two starts of the year at Plainridge Park, Black Broadway shifted her attention to Yonkers Raceway and Saratoga Raceway since May. Buttoday's return to her home track yielded yet another win there as she captured the $18,000 Open trotting feature at The Ridge on Thursday afternoon (June 29).   Black Broadway (Chris Long) left mid-pack and gained the front bri...
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Santafe's Coach no surprise to owners

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
When Santafe's Coach strode into the winner's circle at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday (June 24) after his triumph at odds of 21-1 in his $25,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial elimination, quite the contingent was there to greet him. Although the public did not appreciate the 3-year-old colt's chances to have his picture taken, his connections were not surprised they were exactly in that very...
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Plunge Blue Chip sets mark In 1st start at Buffalo

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
For Plunge Blue Chip, it was quite an impressive way to start out your racing career by getting a New York Sire Stakes victory and setting a track record. Plunge Blue Chip made her memorable debut in the New York Sire Stakes on Friday night (June 30) for 2-year-old trotting fillies by winning her $21,800 division and erasing one of Buffalo Raceway's longest standing track marks in doing s...
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Blue Moon Stride wins 55G distaff at Yonkers

on 06/30/2017 2:00 AM
  Locally-debuting Blue Moon Stride (Brian Sears, $5.80) handled the Westchester crowd with few issues Friday night (June 30th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. The field, thorough first-half-mile raindrops, was pared to half-dozen after Call Me Queen Be (ill) and Sell a Bit N (late for Lasix) were both withdrawn. In play from position N...
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John D. Hubbell of "Adonno" horses dies

on 06/29/2017 2:00 AM
John D. Hubbell, M.D., of Lima, Ohio, died June 27, at home. He was 93. Born April 19, 1924, in Centerburg, Ohio, he was a 1942 graduate of Centerburg Ohio High School. Dr. Hubbell married Norma L. Miller on June 25, 1949, recently celebrating 68 years of marriage. The union of John and Norma was blessed with three children, Susan L., M.D., John A.E., DVM (Shelley), and David D., M.D. (Alice)...
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Second leg of amateur driving series on July 3

on 06/29/2017 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Hall of Fame and Museum Amateur Racing Series will be held in Goshen, NY, on Monday, July 3, with a purse of $5,000. This race is in addition to the scheduled Billings Series race on that same day. If more horses are needed for the Museum race, drivers in the Billings race can be eligible for the Museum series by paying a $100 entry fee. The first leg took pl...
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Wing Of Royalty a hopeful for Spirit of Mass.

on 06/29/2017 2:00 AM
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot since Plainridge Park officials announced the inaugural contest would be held on Friday (July 28). But just like the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins, the hometown fans will have their own rooting interest in the race with native son George Ducharme and his trainee Wings Of Royalty.   Ducharme grew up in ...
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Meadowlands celebrates Campbell on Friday

on 06/29/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands celebrates the career of harness racing's greatest driver on Friday evening (June 30) as John Campbell retires from competitive racing to assume his new role as president and CEO of the Hambletonian Society.   Campbell's accomplishments are the stuff of legend, having won every race worth winning in a career that has seen him steer the winners of nearly $300 mil...
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Pacer Goose Mountain has special story

on 06/29/2017 2:00 AM
No matter what Goose Mountain accomplishes during the remainder of his harness racing career, the colt pacer has fulfilled the hopes of owner James Healey and his family.   Healey, who lives in Warwick, N.Y., bought Goose Mountain with his cousin, Jim Bell, at the 2015 Goshen Yearling Sale. Bell, a longtime racing fan who grew up in Ireland before settling in Forest Hills, N.Y., had...
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