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RUS MidAtlantic announces series

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
RUS MidAtlantic, a business advocacy group promoting racing under saddle in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia is proud to announce its schedule for the 2017 edition of the RUS MidAtlantic Trotting Series. This year, there will be a total of five races for horses of varying ability with two of the races being conducted at fairs while the other three taking place at pari-mutuel tracks...
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Cult Icon sets PA Stallon 2FP record

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Cult Icon used a decisive first-over move to carry her to victory in a stake-record 1:53.1 in Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for freshman filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Real Fine and Dance For Kisses taking the other splits. Cult Icon was third down the backside when she targeted the leader, Ana Hanover, with a brush so...
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Kwik Talkin wins Sheppard, sets stakes mark

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
Jordan Stratton actually beat Jordan Stratton Saturday night (July 15). Stratton and Kwik Talkin ($5.60) held off odds-on Springsteen (Jason Bartlett) in a glorified match race, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $110,500 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The mile ticked the teletimer in 1:53.4, two-fifths of a second faster than the previous stakes record o...
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Hawthorne Jackpot High 5 hit for $64,380

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
On Saturday evening at Hawthorne Race Course, the Jackpot High Five wager was capped and had a mandatory payout. After not being hit on a single ticket during the first 36 nights of the meet, the carryover had grown to $224,190. The pool was capped and a mandatory payout of set for Saturday night with a guaranteed pool of $500,000. When all was said and done, an additional $1,413,238 was wa...
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Hemi Seelster upsets in $68,000 Open Trot

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
There was a fair amount of Yonkers Raceway symmetry Sunday afternoon (July 16th), as Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett)—at 12-1—won the $68,000 Open Handicap Trot—from post position 12. Working out a perfect second-over sojourn from the back of the bus, Hemi Seelster was towed into the race by no less than International Trot world champion Resolve (Ake Svanstedt). The latter, after l...
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Smalltownthrowdown wins debut for Allard

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
Smalltownthrowdown (Cash Hall) was the champion of the 3-year-old colt and gelding division of the New York Sire Stakes for trotters in 2016. Following his championship campaign, Smalltownthrowdown changed connections and moved to the stable of trainer Rene Allard.   The talented high-stepper made his debut for Allard in Sunday afternoon's feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. After usi...
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Betterthangraduate fastest in Buffalo NYSS

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
In what looked to be a showdown between three previous winners in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old filly pacers, Betterthangraduate turned it into a blow-out by destroying her competition in 1:57.1, the fastest of the three $36,000 (approx.) divisions at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Betterthangraduate had to battle Walk From Heaven and Twin B Peaches, who each had successful ...
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DJ Babe's daughter Vatanna fastest in OSS

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Danny Noble continues to be on a hot streak as he captured both $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes splits for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night (July 14) at Scioto Downs. The 34-year-old Xenia, Ohio, native first scored with Gabbysloosechange in 1:58 and then with Vatanna in 1:55.4 in the third leg for sophomore diagonally-gaited distaffs. The latter is conditioned by Jim Arled...
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Tactical Landing wins debut in baby race

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies, Pace Day edition, began at 9:30 a.m. on a windless, muggy morning with the temperature at 72 degrees.  Making his first public appearance a winning one this morning was Tactical Landing, the trotting colt who gained notice with a bid of $800,000 at the 2016 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by his eponymous ownership group. Trainer Bob Stewart has brought...
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Walner sets 1:50.2 stakes mark in Dancer split

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Wallner did not disappoint. The 1-9 favorite and defending Dan Patch Award and Breeders Crown winner cruised to a 3-1/4 length victory over Devious Man in a stakes-record 1:50.2 in the $159,000 first division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night (July 15). Bill’s Man finished third and Common Parlance finished fourth. Walner&nb...
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Ariana G, Overdraft Volvo take Miller divisions

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G rebounded from her only loss of the season – a tough-trip third against colts in the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial – with a typically powerful performance in winning the first of two $125,250 divisions of the Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands Saturday night (July 15). The daughter of Muscle Hill brushed to command at the three-eighths and appear...
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$18,000 yearling What's The Word sets PASS mark

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Whats The Word blew away the field by 7-1/4 lengths en route to a stake-record 1:55.2 in Saturday’s (July 15) $169,952 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with Lawmaker, Crystal Fashion and Muscle M Up taking the other splits. Trainer Jim Campbell and owner Fashion Farms te...
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Agent Q sets 1:48.4 stakes mark in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q moved alongside leader Brazuca on the final turn and pulled away from the field to win Saturday’s $165,700 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old filly pacers by two lengths in a stakes- and track-record equaling 1:48.4 at the Meadowlands. Idyllic Beach finished second and Awash was third. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Agent Q and driver David Miller were fourth in the race...
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Emoticon, Hannelore score in Miss Versatility

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
In a 1:51 world-record performance for a 4-year-old mare, Emoticon Hanover and Daniel Dube made light work of the field to win their division of the $30,000 Miss Vesatility for open trotting mares by a length and a half on Saturday at the Meadowlands.  Dube got the daughter of Kadabra off the gate and to the lead first before the :28.3 first quarter and held Broadwa...
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Marion Marauder captures Hambo Maturity

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
It was a big-time performance by the defending Trotter of the Year. Driven by Scott Zeron, 1-5 favorite Marion Marauder chased down Cufflink Hanover by a head in 2:05.2 for the mile-and-an-eighth distance to capture the $458,750 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and in doing so, became the first horse in the fourth edition of the series to comple...
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NY round up: Oh My Joepa one of 4 wins for MacDonald

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Leading Vernon driver John MacDonald won four races on the Saturday night card at Vernon Downs, and Oh My Joepa (MacDonald) went gate-to-wire and barely held on to take Vernon Downs' feature. Owned, trained, and driven by John MacDonald, Oh My Joepa (Rock N Roll Hanover) would put up the fractions  :26,  :55, 1:23.1, and the Mike's in 1:52. Oh My Joepa ($3.40) won for the third st...
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Meadowlands Pace won by Huntsville in 1:47.4

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
The heated rivalry between Huntsville (4) and Downbytheseaside reached a fever pitch late in the $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night (July 15) at the Meadowlands. Huntsville held on by a head, gaining a 4-3 advantage in their eight showdowns. The only time neither got the victory was last month in the North America Cup -- won by Fear The Dragon -- where Hunt...
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Mach It So wins Haughton by a neck

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mach It So, with David Miller driving, held off a persistent Boston Red Rocks and Brett Miller in the final eighth of a mile to win the $427,400 William Haughton Memorial for open pacers by a neck at the Meadowlands on Saturday night in a time of 2:00.4 for the mile and an eighth distance. Mach It So was off the early pace, set by Bettor’s Edge and Scott Zeron through a snappy :...
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River Otter upsets at 11-1 in $75k Indiana final

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
River Otter used a strong stretch rally to pull the 11-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 15. Skillfully driven by Robert Taylor, who also does the training duties, River Otter avoided early traffic issues to stop the timer in 1:58.1 and record a...
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The Dark Shadow emerges from fog to win

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Heading into Thursday's three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack, The Dark Shadow had delivered nine top five finishes in Ontario Sires Stakes action without ever visiting the winner's circle. That dubious streak came to an end in the third $18,800 Grassroots division Thursday as The Dark Shadow paced out of the fog in front of the pack and sailed home to a 1:53.1 victory...
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