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Bit Of A Legend N captures Molson Pace

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
Favorite Bit Of A Legend N ($3.80) and driver Jordan Stratton swept to the lead at the quarter pole and never looked back en route to winning the $150,000 Molson Pace, the final race of the meet at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday night. Defending champion Evenin Of Pleasure (Sylvain Filion) fired to the lead off the gate from post five, but Stratton moved inside starter ...
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Hannah Miller scores Yonkers/Big M double

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
As the Memorial Day holiday weekend began, a familiar face found the winners circle under the bright lights of the Big M Friday night. Hannah Miller, driving the post time favorite, Panana Republic, ended up victorious in a mile timed in 1:56. As several leavers left from their post positions, Miller remained patient, getting away sixth at the first calling. That didn’t last for long as she c...
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Lord Cromwell looks to rule in NYSS

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
Dexter Cup champion Lord Cromwell has the biggest win in his division so far this year, but he will have his hands full Memorial Day Monday afternoon when he takes on last year’s New York Sire Stakes champion Devious Man in the second (race six) of three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt trotters at Vernon Downs. Each carries a purse of just under $40,000. "He ...
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Downbytheseaside best in Rooney final

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
World champion Downbytheseaside's sophomore record remains intact after a decisive score in 1:52 in the $340,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday evening.  Commencing his journey in rein to David Miller from post position three the 1-9 favorite sat in third in the early stages behind Summer Side (Tim Tetrick) and Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley). As Summer Side set the opening pa...
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I Know My Chip sets Hoosier track record

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
For the first time this season, a track record was re-established at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during the evening’s action packed 12-race card on Saturday. I Know My Chip, with Sam Widger in the bike, kicked off the evening’s program off with a bang as he lowered the track record for older trotting geldings to 1:52.1 in the first race of the program, a $21,000 Invitational Trot.&nbs...
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Penguins win; Antonacci scores PRc hat trick

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy day. But despite the wind, rain and sloppy going, Mambo Lindy delivered like the postman and won the $13,000 Open trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Mistress Valentine (Mark Eaton) embarked on her usual mission of getting the lead, but resistance from Midnite Craze (Ivan Davies) and Trotalot (Heath Campbell) stretched that process out unt...
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Pair of series finals contested at Hawthorne

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
A pair of series finals were contested on Thursday at Hawthorne.   Race 5 was the first of two finals on the night as fillies and mares contested the Walter Paisley final for a purse of $15,800.   The pacers were led by heavy 1-5 favorite Phyllis Jean for driver Casey Leonard. Moving for the lead was the favorite as she opened up a three length lead through a quarter in :28.3....
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Inside look at Elitlopp in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
Everything you want to know about Sunday's Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden—and even more—can be found in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Read who the favorites are in the famed trotting classic, and what trainer Stefan Melander has to say about his repeat chances with 2016 Elitlopp champ Nuncio and owner Hans Enggren's thoughts about his starter Resolve. John Ca...
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Big-ticket 3YOs in action Saturday at Meadowlands

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has 11 races carded for Saturday with a variety of overnight races making up the program.   The second race is an interesting blend of sophomore pacing fillies hailing from a variety of regional programs getting a start in before their respective state-bred stakes begin.   Trainer Tony Alagna has an interesting pair of PA-eligible, lightly-raced, blue-blooded lasses...
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Another star for Kelley in Such An Angel?

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
When he first became acquainted with the then yearling colt, Paul Kelley definitely wanted to bring him home. Yet he swiftly banished such reveries from his mind, for he knew Such An Angel was a horse with a price tag that would bust his budget. After all the son of Credit Winner-Michelle's Angel was a full brother to world champion and Yonkers Trot winner Archangel and last year's Empire B...
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Clear Vision ready for Molson Pace

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
John Kokinos is the first to admit that coming up with that ‘special' horse isn't easy and that's why he feels blessed to have a horse like Friday's Molson Pace starter Clear Vision in his stable. The son of Western Hanover has banked more than $2.7 million and at age 11 shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, he's earned more than $130,000 this season with a 4-3-3 record from 13 starts....
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Bill to ban race day medications introduced

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
The Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader is reporting that U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is co-sponsor of a bill filed on Thursday, May 25, that would ban race day medications for Stanardbreds, Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses. The bill would also create more federal oversight of the uniform medication rules.   "With growing momentum and support, the time has come for uniform medication rules in American ...
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Marion Marauder wins qualifier in '17 debut

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
 Trotting Triple Crown champion Marion Marauder made his return to the racetrack Friday morning in qualifying action at Mohawk Racetrack. The now 4-year-old son of Muscle Hill turned in a strong performance in his first qualifier of 2017 with a 1:56.1 victory over a track listed two seconds "off" and still recovering from significant rainfall on Thursday. Roger Mayotte sat behind Marion M...
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Barn Bella starts quest for second NYSS title

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
Barn Bella is back for more. The New York Sire Stakes champion from a year ago is back in search of a repeat as the lucrative NYSS season kicks off Sunday evening at Tioga Downs with three divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters. Each sports a purse of more than $40,000. A Steven Pratt trainee, Barn Bella (post position three, 2-1 on the morning line, Jeff Gregory driving) won the NYSS final l...
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Caviart Wonder upsets in Currier & Ives

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
Caviart Wonder challenged the 1-5 favorite, Fine Tuned Lady, head on and wore her down to pull off the upset in Friday’s $72,000 Currier & Ives Trot at The Meadows. Treviso and Cool Cates took the other divisions in the event for 3-year-old filly trotters. Trainer Noel Daley enjoyed a double in this stakes event with Caviart Wonder and Cool Cates.  The open division of the Currier &a...
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Tetrick steals show at Hoosier with 8-bagger

on 05/25/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a 14-race card highlighted by Indiana Sires Stakes action on Wednesday, but it was leading driver Trace Tetrick who stole the show. Winning eight of the evening's 14-races, Tetrick once again tied the record for most wins in one night, a feat that he also reached in 2012.   Eric Ledford established the eight race record in 1999 wh...
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Groovey Kid spots field 10, wins Pompano open

on 05/25/2017 2:00 AM
Despite a prolonged deluge of rain, countless lightning flashes, accompanying claps of thunder and a one hour and 10 minute delay due to the weather, Pompano Park was able to get their racing program in on Wednesday night with Goldstar Rockette taking the $9,500 Open Pace for Mares and Groovey Kid annexing the $9,500 companion event for trotters. Goldstar Rockette, a 7-year-old Florida-bred...
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NJSS sophomores back in action at Big M

on 05/25/2017 2:00 AM
The second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old trotters and pacers headlines the Friday night card at The Meadowlands leading into the $100,000 final for each of the four sophomore divisions next Friday.   There is but a single division of each group as the connections of a few leg one winners have chosen to take the week off with their final berth secured. &...
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Hoehn named to dual jobs at Batavia Downs

on 05/25/2017 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs is pleased to announce that Shane Hoehn will be joining their staff as assistant race secretary and program director for the upcoming live harness racing meet that begins on July 26.   Hoehn was born and raised in Vernon, N.Y., and started working at Vernon Downs right out of high school. During his 20-year tenure there, he started out selling programs and eventually b...
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Filion, Steacy honored for Ont. Sires Stakes

on 05/25/2017 2:00 AM
As part of the Ontario Sires Stakes season opener on Sunday, May 21, trainer Mark Steacy and driver Sylvain Filion were honored for their 2016 Johnston and Lampman Cup victories. As the three-year-old trotting and pacing colts kicked off the Confederation Cup program at Flamboro Downs, Steacy and Filion were presented with commemorative Citizen Eco-Drive watches from Ontario Racing Executive D...
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