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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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Maryland 2YO stakes underway at Ocean Downs

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday, the Maryland Standardbred Fund (foaled) Stakes for 2 year olds started at Ocean Downs with the trotting colts and geldings going to post in race two. Driver Chuck Connor Jr. sent Whats The Word (Donato Hanover) to the lead, striding off to win by 17 ½ lengths in the 1:58.2 mile. Iron Mine Bro was up for place. Arden Homestead Stable and Janice Connor are the owners with Janice...
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Breeders Crown champ Intimidate retired

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
One of the most accomplished racehorses ever produced in Quebec has trotted his final competitive mile. The owners of Intimidate, the millionaire and two-time O'Brien Award winner, have decided to retire the Justice Hall gelding, who had a single win in 11 starts as an 8 year old. He's already back at trainer Luc Blais' farm in Lochaber Ouest, Quebec, where he trained as a baby. "It's th...
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Ryan Holton wins 1,000th career race

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Ryan Holton won the 1,000th race of his career on Sunday when he guided Only Live Once to a 2:00 victory in a $4,849 OCRA 3-year-old filly pace at the Eaton (Ohio) Fair.   Holton has spent nearly 25 years in the sport as a driver. A regular on the Ohiocircuit, Holton set a career high in both wins (68) and purses ($258,613) in 2016. (USTA)
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Stall apps now accepted for Shenandoah Downs

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
Stall applications for the second annual fall pari-mutuel harness meet at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Va., are being accepted now through Aug. 15. The five-week season will begin Sept. 16 and continue through Oct. 15 with racing every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.   Stall applications are available at http://www.vhha.net/ or http://www.shenandoahdowns.com/. Approxi...
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Don just misses Monticello mark in NYSS

on 07/31/2017 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes calendar was kind to the freshmen trotting colts as their first NYSS competition was at Tioga Downs.  For the July 31 contest at Monticello Raceway, it was many of the young trotters' first start on a twice around oval.  A total of 72 colts comprised 11 of the cards' 13 races. The aptly named The Veteran minded his manners in the first $27,250 contest on t...
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What The Hill sharp in Reynolds victory

on 07/30/2017 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller didn't get to celebrate his win aboard Fear The Dragon in the $400,000 Adios on Saturday afternoon for long, as he was back to work on Saturday night with a full slate at the Meadowlands. Luckily for him, the good day continued, as he piloted What The Hill to a gate-to-wire victory in the $49,580 Reynolds Memorial. What The Hill darted right to the top from post sev...
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Homicide Hunter repeats in Yonkers Open Trot

on 07/30/2017 2:00 AM
He’s obviously slowing down. Favored Homicide Hunter (Brian Sears, $5.50), after waltzing through last week’s 1-1/4 miles in 2:24.3, needed a full fifth of a second more this time around. Other than that alarming loss of alacrity, not much changed for the people’s preference Sunday afternoon en route to winning Yonkers Raceway’s $68,000 Open Handicap Trot. From an assigned eigh...
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