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Boni delivers keynote address at Driving School

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
When he was a young child, around the age of 4 or 5, Pep Moretti sat down with some crayons and began to create his own harness racing driving colors. Now, three decades later, he hopes to begin on a path to put his design to use.   Moretti, a police officer from Illinois, is among the 20 participants in the 18th annual U.S. Trotting Association Driving School, which got underway Wednesday...
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Late Pick 4 pool continues growth at Big M

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
The Late Pick Four at the Meadowlands has continued its growth in 2017 with an average nightly pool size of $91,912 during May. That amount is an increase of 7.8 percent versus April (carryover date excluded). May saw a nearly 24 percent increase in average pool size compared to January, which traditionally provides some of the larger nightly handles of the year.   May featured three nigh...
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Russell Foster takes Rosecroft driving title

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Russell Foster celebrated an incredible spring meet at Rosecroft Wednesday evening by winning five races, including two Maryland Sire Stakes Finals, on his way to the driving title on closing night. Foster, a native of Easton, Md., who shared the spring and fall driving titles, ran away with the spring meet driving title with 70 wins, 25 more than runner-up Frank Milby. Roger Plante...
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Long Tom second choice in NJSS final

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
After opening his 2017 campaign with a 1:52.1 win in the first round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes series for 3-year-old male trotters, Long Tom is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line in Friday's $100,000 championship at the Meadowlands Racetrack, with Tim Tetrick in the sulky. The colt's win time is the fastest this season for a 3-year-old trotter. "I couldn't be happier with him aft...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
While Ariana G and the rest of New Jersey's 3-year-old stars are in action this weekend at the Meadowlands in rich Sires Stakes finals, we still haven't seen the likes of the New York-sired Walner, the pre-season Hambletonian favorite, nor the 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, who is in the shadow of the $4-million mark in earnings. Find out where the two big-name horses are in the new ...
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Free-legged Classic Pro "pretty nice"

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
Following a two-year-old season rife with bad trips and bad posts, Classic Pro returns to the Grand Circuit stage and will attempt to tap into his potential in the first of two $70,000 Somebeachsomewhere divisions on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. "He was a pretty nice colt as a two-year-old, but he never got the chance to impress," trainer Dr. Ian Moore said. "He raced against all of the go...
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Red Cash captures Saratoga feature

on 06/01/2017 2:00 AM
Red Cash (Cash Hall) set a new lifetime mark on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. John Podres owns and trains the 6-year-old mare who came up second best while a beaten favorite during Monday’s Memorial Day matinee.  On Thursday, Red Cash moved first-over on the favored Crazycat (Mark Beckwith) in the $9,000 feature for New York-sired trotters. Red Cash cleared the lead an...
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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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