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Tessa Seelster scores in 1:50.3 at Pocono

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
For the second time in three nights, a track record for an odd-distance race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun was broken Tuesday, as Mr Right showed rare courage to come back in the stretch and win a $13,500 contest at 1¼ miles on the trot in 2:29, shaving two-fifths of a second off the previous local standard set by Sweet Talkin' Guy in 1992. Keegan Ho got the lead off the first turn in this f...
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Barn Bella, Celebrity Ruth take NYSS

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
"She's just bigger and stronger than she was last season." Such was Jeff Gregory's post-mortem after Barn Bella ($2.80) completed her Tuesday night (Aug. 1) rounds, winning the second division of Yonkers Raceway's $169,000 New York Sire Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot for 3-year-old fillies. Working her way to the lead from post position 3 in the $85,250 grouping, the defending frosh state-bred c...
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James MacDonald new Canadian rep in WDC

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada (SC) has announced that James MacDonald will represent Canada in the World Driving Championship, which takes place Aug. 12-19 at racetracks across Canada. The driving tournament coincides with Canada playing host to the World Trotting Conference. Earlier this week SC announced that Brandon Campbell, who had been selected to represent Canada in the competition, was being rem...
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Judge upholds Lady Shadow Lady Liberty ban

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
A Bergen County Superior Court judge on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 2, denied an application for emergent injunctive relief filed by the owners of Lady Shadow, who had been refused entry in Saturday's Lady Liberty for older pacing mares. The court filing delayed the post position draw from Tuesday until the ruling on Wednesday. Lady Shadow had been barred from racing in the Lady Liberty ...
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Garden State Park Reunion Night on Aug. 11

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA), are hosting the second of three special Summer Series reunion nights on Friday, Aug. 11, with the Garden State Park Reunion Night. Post time for the special evening program is 6:30 p.m.   Hall of Famers John Campbell and Cat Manzi will be in attendance including former track announcer, Larry Leder...
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Dragon Time fires to 1:53 win in Dream Maker

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Dave Menary was expected to win Monday's second leg of the Dream Maker at Mohawk Racetrack, but it was the least likely of his two starters to come through with the victory.   Menary trainee Trump That was the overwhelming favorite in a field of five 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings competing for $14,000. Trump That enjoyed a two-hole ride and took the lead in the stretch, but...
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Six straight wins for Pounce Hanover

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Pounce Hanover trotted to his sixth straight victory in one $14,000 division of the featured claiming handicap trot Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Queens Lonely Earl was victorious in the other.   Pounce Hanover, an altered son of Majestic Son who went over $250,000 in career earnings with his Monday win, posted his fourth "picket fence" (1's at every chart c...
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Gaagaa Gone gone by 18 lengths in MSRF split

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
The Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes for 2 year olds continued at Ocean Downs on Monday night with two divisions for filly trotters up first as non-wagering events. Corey Callahan sent his homebred Gaagaa Gone (GooGoo GaaGaa), trained by Richard Hans, to the front opening up at every pole winning by 18 lengths in 2:03.2 giving us a performance reminiscent of her sires early career at ...
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SBOANJ addresses Lady Shadow matter

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
The SBOANJ, on behalf of the horsemen of New Jersey, believes it must address the Meadowlands Racetrack's decision to ban Lady Shadow from the Lady Liberty Stakes this Saturday, Aug. 5. While the SBOANJ applauds and supports the efforts to protect the integrity of the sport, it cannot agree with this decision. Lady Shadow had a Class 3 overage for a therapeutic medication. The ruling is und...
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Hawthorne requests 110 harness dates in '18

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Dates for the 2018 racing season have been submitted to the Illinois Racing Board, and Hawthorne Race Course's request for harness dates shows an increase from 2017.   When Hawthorne became the sole site for an extended harness meet in the state in 2016, it opened its meet in January and held racing through early March, then switched to Thoroughbreds before coming back with a May-Se...
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Battle fields set for Grand River Industry Day

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Elimination night for 'The Battles' is now in the books at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont. as the half-mile oval now prepares for next Monday afternoon's Industry Day matinee. On Monday, 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings locked horns in a trio of $15,000 Battle Of Waterloo elims, while 2-year-old pacing fillies sparred in a pair of $10,000 Battle Of The Belles elims.   Here's what t...
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19 entered in Hambo; Ariana G stays in Oaks

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Nineteen 3-year-old trotters entered Tuesday for the $1,000,000 Hambletonian, to be raced Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J.   Though the connections of sophomore filly Ariana G had considered racing against the colts, they eventually opted to remain in the $500,000 distaff division of the Hambletonian.   After the elimination heats...
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Brandon Campbell removed as Canada's WDC rep

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, president and CEO Dan Gall has announced that, effective immediately, Standardbred Canada has removed Brandon Campbell as Canada's representative for the 2017 World Driving Championship.   Further information will be released when available. (SC)
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Hambo faves: International Moni, Devious Man

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
International Moni and Devious Man on Tuesday were made morning-line favorites for their respective eliminations in Saturday's $1.2 million Hambletonian Stakes for 3-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The Hambletonian format calls for eliminations to be contested the same day as the final. A total of 19 horses entered this year's event, requiring two $100,000 eliminat...
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TheStable.ca seminar Hambo morning at Big M

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
There's only one thing every racehorse owner has in common: they started as a fan. As thousands assemble for the 92nd Hambletonian, The Meadowlands is eager to show interested fans that the path to ownership isn't restricted to the wealthy. "One of the great barriers to ownership is the perception that it's for the rich," said Jason Settlemoir, general manager & CEO of the Meadowlands. "An...
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Lady Liberty draw postponed due to litigation

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
The draw for the Lady Liberty stake at The Meadowlands has been postponed due to litigation brought by the connections of one of the nominees. It will be drawn and made public as soon as that matter is resolved. (Meadowlands)
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Cane Pace, Cashman Memorial on Hambo undercard

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
The $334,325 Cane Pace, first leg of Pacing's Triple Crown, is also raced on the Hambo Day card and drew a dozen entrants. The Cane pits Meadowlands Pace winner Huntsville against rival Downbytheseaside who was a supplemental entry into the race at a cost of $35,000. It's a war when these two throw down and they'll be going the route distance of a mile and an eighth on Saturday. The $113...
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Win puts Levitation at top of OSS 2CT standings

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Levitation rose to the top of the 2-year-old trotting colt class with a gate-to-wire victory in Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series action at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday. Starting from post 4, driver Doug McNair sent the fan favorite directly to the front and set a conservative tempo. Through fractions of :30, 1:00.2 and 1:30.4, McNair and Levitation maintained an almost two-length lead ov...
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Sophomore trotters in action at Hawthorne

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
Sunday night at Hawthorne featured 3-year-old trotters in action. Illinois-bred colt and gelding trotters were featured in the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial while fillies took to the track in the Beulah Dygert Memorial.   Race three was the third leg of the Erwin F. Dygert trot as a field of eight lined up. Louscipher and Muscle Image battled for favoritism at post time.   ...
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Top drivers + top drives = Pocono winners

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
Characteristic driving tactics by the two leading drivers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – George Napolitano Jr. and Simon Allard – were directly responsible for the success of their charges in the features at the mountain track Sunday night.   Racing secretary Rick Kane carded a five-eighth-mile dash, and in it the two inside horses left on the boil, forcing Napolitano and ...
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