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Lex Vegas captures Scioto's Saturday feature

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Eldorado Scioto Downs Gaming kicked off opening weekend on Friday (May 12) with a $25,000 Open Trot and a $25,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace while Saturday (May 13) included a $20,000 pacing contest for older horses. On Friday night, seven competitive trotters took the stage for the seventh race. The Dnieper  (post five) quickly took the lead over Tricky Nick and Boffin, but the batt...
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Summer Mixed Sale scheduled for July 16

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
A new item has been added to the schedule for Meadowlands Pace weekend, as Tattersalls will conduct its Summer Mixed Sale on Sunday, July 16, the day following the track's signature race.   The sale, to be held two weeks earlier than in previous years, will feature racehorses of all ages, with a special emphasis on 2 year olds.   "We listened to our consignors and buyers,...
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A "friendly spot" at Big M for Dealt A Winner?

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Fast class pacers open the Saturday, May 13, card at the Meadowlands as a field of six will contest the first of 11 races,an $18,000 conditioned pace.   Dealt A Winner (David Miller) has drawn the rail and been tabbed a slight 2-1 favorite as the 2015 Cane Pace in track and world record time makes his 5-year-old debut.   Dealt A Winner endured a non-descript 2016, spent c...
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Joe Lee day at Monticello on Thursday

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
It was Joe Lee Day at Monticello Raceway on Thursday. The New York Yankees assistant locker room manager won both divisions of the NAADA Trotting Series at the Sullivan County oval. He won the first split, race six on the betting card, with Hidden Identity in a 2:00.4 clocking and then came back to score an easy 1:59.3 victory behind Tim Lizzie in race eight.   Known as "Yankee Joe"...
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New Jersey payments due May 15

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Important payments are due Monday, May 15, to make and keep horses eligible to the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program and the Standardbred Development Fund.   Nominations are due for foals of 2016 that are yearlings in 2017. All horses nominated must be registered with the U. S. Trotting Association, Standardbred Canada or another appropriate breed registry. The fee is $50 for t...
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Miami Valley concludes solid fourth season

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Gaming and Racing concluded its fourth season of live harness racing with a flourish on Monday, May 8. Total handle for the 87-day meet was up substantially over 2016 figures; and total purses paid was up over 25 percent year-over-year. All indicators have progressively improved each season; particularly during the last two. Activity at the claim box showed 481 horses changin...
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Dude's The Man is back! Wins qualifier in 1:50.3

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Dude's The Man, one of the top 3-year-old pacers in 2015 whose health issues limited him to just nine starts in 2016, returned to the racetrack on Friday morning with a winning qualifying effort at Vernon Downs. With Chris Lems driving for trainers Jessica and Howard Okusko, Dude's The Man led gate to wire in 1:50.3, closing out his mile with a final quarter of :26.3. "He was really good," Howa...
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Driving School graduate wins with Cody Coy

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Cody Coy has always been special to Carl Easterday Jr. and his wife Chris.   Purchased for $2,500 at the 2010 Ohio Selected Jug Sale, the now 8-year-old trotter has won 30 races and earned $188,028 in his career. He was one of the top 2 year olds on the Ohio circuit, but took a bad step in the days leading up to the Ohio Sires Stakes championship and was sidelined with a cracked pastern. ...
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Roy returning home this weekend to H3R

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Come rain or shine this Sunday, harness racing driver Louis-Philippe Roy is looking forward to coming back to his "home turf" this Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R.   Roy, who just three years ago was driving mainly on the Quebec Fair Circuit, is now the second leading dash-winning and money-winning driver in all of Canada. He currently drives regularly at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellvill...
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NZ-bred Mister Daytona set for Yonkers debut

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Since arriving in the United States this winter, Mister Daytona is a perfect 2-for-2 for trainer Brewer Adams. Saturday night, the New Zealand-bred horse will make his Yonkers Raceway debut in the eighth race $55,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Mister Daytona flew into New York in early February, only a week after his final Australian start at Gloucester Park. The son of American Ideal out of t...
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Downbytheseaside headed to Rooney

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
The partners and trainer of Downbytheseaside have announced today that the champion pacing colt will bypass the sire stakes this season and instead plans on next racing in the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway.   "We believe that the Art Rooney is the best preparation for our eventual goal of the Pepsi North America Cup," says partner Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Farm. "We plan to give h...
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She's Watching leads Alagna qualifiers

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
She's Watching raced only twice last year, but it was enough to get trainer Tony Alagna, as well as others, to want to keep watching. A three-quarter sister to Dan Patch Award-winner and world champion He's Watching, She's Watching was 2-for-2 before a hairline fracture in her left hind ankle sidelined her the rest of the season. She's Watching is back now and preparing for her 3-year-old campa...
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Kahoku ekes out neck victory in Buffalo Open

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
After five straight weeks of being parked to the quarter pole, Kahoku finally drew the rail and got to see what the pylons look like at Buffalo Raceway. The inside markers were definitely a welcomed sight for Kahoku as he took advantage of the rail and registered a neck victory over Empire Earl N in the $10,000 Open Trot on Friday night. Empire Earl N actually took the lead with an opening spli...
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Glasser wins Meadowlands amateur race

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Since the early 18980s, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series started the rebirth of amateur driving and since then it has been the granddaddy of all amateur contests. It was so successful that it spawned amateur clubs at many racetracks, especially on the East Coast, many of which today sap the entries in the Billings Series. On Thursday night (May 12) a 10-horse field of trot...
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Milky Way Rae wires filly and mare field at Stga

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Milky Way Rae (American Ideal) went coast-to-coast in the Friday (May 12) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Heidi Rohr-trained mare was dropping out of the Filly and Mare Open in which she finished third last week and was the 2-5 betting favorite in Friday’s $9,500 feature for distaffers.  Milky Way Rae moved out to the early lead in a fast :27 second opening quarter and the 4-year-o...
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Broadway Donna hits the stage Friday at Big M

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Another of last season's stars returns to racing when the multiple Dan Patch award-winning mare Broadway Donna makes her debut in the sixth race trot at the Meadowlands.   After a somewhat slow start to her2016 season, Broadway Donna ran the table last fall with a dominant sweep of the PA Sires Stakes, Kentucky Filly Futurity and Breeders Crown finals to secure year-end honors. &...
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Sailer Eddie, Spill The Beans score at Pompano

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Pompano Park offered duel features on Wednesday night with Sailer Eddie annexing the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot and Spilling The Beans eking out a photo finish win in the $9,500 Open Handicap Pace for mares.   Sailer Eddie, given a heady drive and classic rating by Dave Ingraham, took top honors in the trotting feature by scoring a near gate-to-wire win in 1:55.1, holding off h...
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Shahan/Davis go back-to-back-to-back

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Shahan and driver Allan Davis teamed up to win with a trio of trotters in successive races Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Shahan and Davis joined forces to win with Royal Half ($4.60),Six Gun Hall ($3.20) and Kent County ($5.40) in races 2 through 4. Royal Half, owned by David Hamm, is a 4-year-old RC Royalty mare who has won the first two starts of her career. &n...
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Classic Banker cashes in at The Meadows

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Classic Banker stalked Count Me In from the pocket, then brushed by him in deep stretch to capture Wednesday's feature race, a $13,000 trot, at The Meadows.   Count Me In, making only his second start since Sept. 4, 2015, took the field through a snappy 1:25.4 three quarters but was unable to withstand the late surge of Classic Banker. The 7-year-old Classic Photo-Banker's Review ge...
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Croghan mares set for Yonkers Friday features

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Ross Croghan will send out strong contenders in both of Yonkers Raceway's top classes Friday night. A pair of 4-year-old mares, Prairie Sweetheart and Call Me Queen Be, are primed for the Filly and Mare Preferred Pace and the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace, respectively.   Prairie Sweetheart is the 2-1 morning line choice from post three in the $40,000 Filly and Mare Pre...
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