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3YPC Miso Fast wins 2017 debut in 1:52.3

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke teamed to take both the $20,000 featured trot and an $18,000 co-featured pace over a sloppy track Sunday night at The Downs and Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the top-level trot, the Jailhouse Jesse gelding Rose Run Parker was sent to the top from the outside post eight by Kakaley, making the lead at the 27.4 first pole, then hanging up middle numbers of 56...
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Fritzie Pic Up Man takes Pompano feature

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Fritzie Pic Up Man, driven by Wally Hennessey, scored a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (May 14). The 6-year-old gelded son of Always A Virgin took command around the opening turn and went on to post a 3 ½ length victory over stablemate St Lads Lotto, handled by Gaston Lareau, in 1:51.3. Arsenal, with Dave Ingraham in the sulky and in the garden spo...
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Western Fame, Sintra win Confed Cup elims

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Western Fame and Sintra will headline the field for next weekend's Confederation Cup 39 after earning victories in Sunday night's elimination round at Flamboro Downs.   Early trailer Western Fame tracked the live cover of 1-9 favorite Check Six then out-sprinted that foe to the finish line to win the first of two $20,000 eliminations.   Trevor Henry drove the Br...
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Maxdaddy Blue Chip 1:49.3 winner at Tioga

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Maxdaddy Blue Chip was a 1:49.3 upset winner in the Sunday (May 14) Tioga Downs feature, the $12,000 Open Pace.   Driven by Mickey McNichol, the 5-year-old Sportswriter gelding would sit back in fourth for most of the race, watching as the two favorites, Clear Vision (Larry Staulbaum) and Pretty Boy Hill (Jason Bartlett), battled all the way to the backstretch. A...
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Sassy Hanover, The Filly Princess score at VD

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Sassy Hanover, trained and driven by Claude Huckabone Jr., defeated seven other geldings to capture a co-feature at Vernon Downs on Sunday (May 14).    Golden Gun charged right for the lead and held it before tiring in the stretch. Sassy Hanover, a 6-year-old gelding by Cam's Card Shark, would forge to the front to hold off the late-charging Pointsman (Todd Frocio...
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Michael Luchento, valet at Freehold, dies

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Michael Luchento, 59, of Manalapan, NJ,  died at Cranbury Center, Monroe, on Friday (May 12). Born in Jersey City, he was a resident of Parlin prior to becoming a resident of Manalapan. Mr. Luchento was employed as a valet to the harness drivers by Freehold Raceway for two decades and is the brother of former New Jersey Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (SBOANJ) president ...
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Last call for Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Sale Company has announced a last call for yearlings for the 3rd annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale at Springfield OH. Held in the Champions Center Expo on September 26th, the sale comes off a strong 2016 session which saw the highest priced OH sired yearling at auction. "With many consignors still unsure of the status of their yearlings entered in the Ohio Select, w...
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Downbytheseaside headlines Rooney field

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Nine 3-year-old gentlemen—six colts and three geldings—have been entered for Yonkers Raceway’s 27th Art Rooney Pace.  The number of entrants means there’s a game of musical chairs this Saturday night, as in nine in a $40,000 elimination paring down to the eight finalists. That octet is set to return week from Saturday (May 27) for the $300,000 final.  This season’s Ro...
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Trixie Dust fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
Trixie Dust was all out to nail the stubborn leader, One Class Act, but she inched past to score in a career-best 1:55.2, fastest mile in Monday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Gin’s Tonic, Canwood, EZ Passer and My Cherry Pie also taking $20,000 splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a st...
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Quick Shot best in Plainridge feature

on 05/15/2017 2:00 AM
After posting three seconds and a third in his last four outings, Quick Shot ($3.60) found his stride and took the winner's share in the $10,000 "Old Ironsides" pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon. Off the gate, Jackson’s Image (Jim Hardy) took a quick lead while Quick Shot (Kevin Switzer Jr.) paced tentatively on the outside fourth. After remaining there for almost a qu...
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Melany's Monet, Somewhere In L A win at Yonkers

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
Favorites Melady’s Monet (Jason Bartlett, $2.90) and Somewhere in L A (Bartlett, $4.40) delivered the goods Saturday (May 13) night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s ‘sloppy’ pair of $55,000 co-feature. Melady’s Monet—from post position five—took down the week’s marquee trot. Down the backside the second time, he caught the parked-out Not Afraid (Dan Dube) after that one was rebuff...
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Dealt A Winner takes Meadowlands feature

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
On a raw night that saw a heavy rain fall from the start of the card to the end, Dealt A Winner returned to the scene of his biggest career win and scored in the Saturday (May 13) night feature at the Meadowlands, which was an $18,000 conditioned pace. Dealt A Winner, a 5-year-old gelded son of Cam’s Card Shark who won the 2015 Cane Pace in 1:47.3, sat a three-hole trip behind Bettor’s ...
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1-9 Magic Presto doesn't disappoint in SBOA elim

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
Ontario sired 3-year-old fillies stepped into the spotlight Saturday (May 13) night at Mohawk Racetrack for the eliminations of the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (S.B.O.A.) Stakes. A total of four C$25,000 eliminations were contested on Saturday’s 11-race card. A group of 18 pacing fillies and 16 trotting fillies were split into their respective eliminations. Driver ...
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Wings Of Royalty 1:53.2 winner at Tioga

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
Wings Of Royalty (Mike Simons) set a track record for age, gait and gender of 1:53.2, which was one of four wins on the card for Simons on Saturday (May 13) night. The 5-year-old Massachusetts champion by RC Royalty was forth at the halfway point going first-over. Wings of Royalty ($4.90) would swoop by pace-setter Dragin The Wagin (Aaron Byron) and have the lead before the three-quarter ma...
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In A Single Bound takes Morel final at Saratoga

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
There were two series finals which served as co-features on Saturday night (May 13) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The J.P. Morel Memorial Pacing Series final went for a purse of $31,600 for young colts and geldings and was won by heavily favored In A Single Bound (Roll With Joe). The Monica Krist-trained three year old set a lifetime mark of 1:52.4 in leg one of the series two weeks ago but was a ...
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Simpson hoping for good finish for in Weiss final

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
Gary Simpson likes what he’s seen so far from Rewind Again. He hopes the best is yet to come. Rewind Again, the winner of three of seven races this year, competes in Monday’s $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series championship for 3- and 4-year-old female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. She will leave from post No. 9 with driver Victor Kirby. While Monday’s draw was not favorable -- ho...
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Rock 'N Roll World sets 1:48.3 season's mark

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Rock N’ Roll World, with driver John DeLong in the bike, made an emphatic debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 12) winning the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, and in doing so, recorded the nation’s fastest mile of the young 2017 season. The 1:48.3 final time established a national season’s record for aged pacers on any size track and also mar...
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B Yoyo tops Broadway Donna in 1:52.3

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Joe Bongiorno waited patiently for his opportunity, and when it came, he unleashed B Yoyo, who rallied furiously through the stretch to take the Friday night (May 12) feature at The Meadowlands, which was a $20,000 conditioned event for trotters. The 7-year-old gelded son of Striking Sahbra, who won this race a week ago as the even-money favorite, was away well and sat in the three-hole ...
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Freeze Out takes Yonkers mare pace feature

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Freeze Out (Jordan Stratton, $8.10) did it with a flourish Friday night (May 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace for a fifth consecutive victory. Away fifth from post position four, Freeze Out was uninvolved early as Call Me Queen Be (Scott Zeron) quarter-moved past Apple Bottom Jeans (George Brennan). Call Me Queen Be made the lead just at :27.4 opening q...
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Truth And Liberty blows by to win at Tioga

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
The Fillies and Mares Open II Pace ($9,000) headlined the Tioga Downs card on Friday night (May 12). The slight betting favorite, So Nice (Mike Merton) pushed the gate open and was loose on the lead from the outset. So Nice upped her lead to three lengths after three-quarters in 1:22.4. Truth And Liberty (Aaron Byron) followed patiently in the loose pocket all the way to the top of the stretch....
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