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Southwind Ozzi scores in 1:51 at Harrah's Philly

on 09/13/2020 8:36 PM
After being outmatched by the likes of Filibuster Hanover at Pocono, Southwind Ozzi ($4.80) returned to the site of his only prior win to date this year — Harrah's Philadelphia — and delivered a decisive 1:51 score in Sunday afternoon's (Sept. 13) $14,400 top-level pacing feature. The 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere landed in midfield in the early stages while Joesstar Of Mia ...
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Hypnotic AM dominates in NYSS championship

on 09/13/2020 8:03 AM
The $1.8 million New York Sire Stake finals convened at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 12) with 60 of the best state-bred Standardbreds clashing to determine year-end honors in eight $225,000 divisions. Although there were a couple of upsets during the evening, several favorites performed as expected and some put on impressive efforts.   The Allerage Farm 3-year-old filly trot wen...
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Mr. Euroman captures Batavia Open for Davis

on 09/13/2020 8:01 AM
After taking a week off, Mr. Euroman returned with strong resolve and won the $8,000 Open II Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 12).   Daylight Rush (Dave McNeight III) started from the pylons and kept that position for most of the race. With no other leavers in the contest, McNeight guided Daylight Rush to a tepid half of :57.2 with Mr. Euroman (Billy Davis Jr.) ...
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Todd McCarthy drives 4 winners at Meadowlands

on 09/13/2020 7:58 AM
McCarthy, McCarthy, McCarthy, McCarthy! No, not Andy of Hambletonian fame, or Luke, who drove Muscle Hill to victory in the World Trotting Derby, but little brother Todd, who stole the show at The Meadowlands Saturday night. The recent Australian invader won four times on the 13-race card to record his first victories at the mile oval. There figure to be many more to come.   McCa...
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Big wins for Warrawee Vital, Capt Midnight in SBSW

on 09/13/2020 7:55 AM
Grand Circuit Month continued Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park with the Somebeachsomewhere, Simcoe and Champlain Stakes part of the $1.6 million card.   The Somebeachsomewhere Stakes capped off four consecutive weeks of Grand Circuit events for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. A group of 12 were split into two $77,500 divisions.   Warrawee Vital set a new sta...
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Todd Warren drives 5,000th career winner

on 09/12/2020 11:41 PM
In Saturday’s ninth race at Hawthorne Race Course, driver Todd Warren drove Tappin Outamessage to career victory number 5,000.   The 55-year-old Warren began his driving career in 1981. Since then, Warren has had 21 years winning over 100 races. Within that period Warren has surpassed 200 wins 8 times and 300 victories three times.  Warren’s best season came in...
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Donna Soprano wins Peaceful Way for Determination

on 09/12/2020 11:39 PM
A three-wide sweep up the backstretch proved the strong move for 1-5 favorite Donna Soprano as she maintained her unbeaten record while trotting a career-best mile in the $335,000 Peaceful Way Final on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Stablemate Dicentra dashed past early leader Dream Chapter past a :27.1 opening quarter. Amazone Duharas parked from fifth around the first turn wit...
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Scott Young, On A Streak win Wellwood for Determination

on 09/12/2020 11:36 PM
While the public’s top betting choices squabbled midpack, driver Scott Young and On A Streak took the front and battled to the finish to hold off 4-5 choice Southwind Tyrion and win the $535,000 William Wellwood Memorial on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Logan Park, off at 90-1, left for the lead with Warrawee Whisper landing in second and On A Streak in third. Past the qu...
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Vernon, HHACNY agree to end 2020 meet on Sept. 26

on 09/12/2020 9:31 PM
The Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY), the NY Gaming Commission-recognized representative horsemen’s association at Vernon Downs Racetrack, together will the management of Vernon Downs, announced Saturday that the last live race card for 2020 will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 26.   ​HHACNY President Rick Papa stated, “While the viral pan...
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Saturday wrap up for Vernon, Tioga

on 09/12/2020 9:21 PM
Haveitalltogether (Chris Long) and Notwithoutafight (John MacDonald) each captured $3,600 features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (Sept.12).   In the featured trot, Haveitalltogether ($7.30) charged right out to the lead and led to the first quarter in :27.4.  Stache (Alessandro Spano) came first-up and took over as they headed to the backstretch and led to the half in :57.2.&nbs...
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JK Finendandy wins stakes for Bongiornos at Fhld

on 09/12/2020 5:34 PM
JK Finendandy proved her big win last Saturday was no fluke, as she won the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday (Sept. 12) at Freehold Raceway.   She won her division of the second leg last week by an impressive 5 1/2 lengths. Off that win, she was the 1-5 favorite. Leaving from the inside post, Joe Bongiorn...
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Covid-19 protocols for Hollywood Dayton race paddock

on 09/12/2020 5:33 PM
In order to begin racing from Hollywood Dayton Raceway's modern paddock, several assurances to state regulators were necessary.  Beginning Sunday, Sept. 13, with the Montgomery County Fair and throughout the 74-day regular meet, there will be strict restrictions on the number of people permitted in the 14-race paddock at any one time.   After unloading the horses into th...
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Hawthorne partners with mobile app PointsBet

on 09/12/2020 2:10 PM
 PointsBet, a premier global sportsbook operator, announced today that it is now providing its mobile app and digital sports betting product in Illinois. Illinois marks the fourth operational state for PointsBet’s premium sports betting product, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana.   In addition to launching the PointsBet mobile app and digital pr...
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Owner Pat O'Brien new SOANY executive director

on 09/12/2020 2:08 PM
Longtime Standardbred owner and experienced businessman Pat O’Brien has joined the Standardbred Owners Association of New York as Executive Director.   O’Brien’s venture into the harness racing world began in 2008 when he began going to the track with friend and Standardbred owner George Hartman. O’Brien was instantly intrigued and spent six months studying all...
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Somebodysilly, Genie Rockwell capture ISS divisions

on 09/12/2020 9:17 AM
Three-year-old pacing fillies took center stage in the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, Sept. 11, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Genie Rockwell turned in impressive performances to capture their respective divisions. The action kicked off with Somebodyslilly playing the role of post-time favorite and making goo...
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Ramona Hill easy 1:53.2, 5 1/2-length Simcoe winner

on 09/11/2020 11:07 PM
Hambletonian champion Ramona Hill made a successful return to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night.   Sophomore trotters took their turn in the Simcoe Stakes spotlight Friday with three divisions, two for fillies and one for the boys.   Tony Alagna trainee Ramona Hill turned in an easy-looking victory in her $88,894 Simcoe division for driver Andrew McCarthy. The daughter...
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Meadowlands guarantees Saturday Pick 5 pool at $100k

on 09/11/2020 10:32 PM
The 32-1 to one longshot Lear Seelster won the first race at The Meadowlands Friday night, leading to an Early 20-cent Pick-5 that did not get hit. Those correctly selecting four winners cashed in for $108.22.   Those who play the wager Saturday (Sept. 12) evening will have a shot at a huge score, as a carryover of $37,158 led Big M management to guarantee the pool at $100,000. Bettor...
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Butter Bay Hanover takes claiming feature at Meadows

on 09/11/2020 7:50 PM
Severely shuffled after securing a good early seat, Butter Bay Hanover found late room between horses to capture Friday's co-feature at The Meadows, a  $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap Pace.   Although he briefly held the early lead for Aaron Merriman, Butter Bay Hanover found himself fourth at the top of the lane with a wall of horses in front of him. Merriman guided the 4-...
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Common Sense S equals Fhld track mark in stakes

on 09/11/2020 7:48 PM
Common Sense S equaled the track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Sept. 11), winning the Garden State Trot by 21 1/2 lengths.   Driver Ake Svanstedt sent her out to the front early on, leading the four-horse field in the early going. Ab'sattitudeexpress, an impressive Sire Stakes winner two weeks ago, kept her honest. She stayed right on h...
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With class drop, Aflame Hanover gets first win of year

on 09/11/2020 7:46 PM
A trio of $11,200 features highlighted the Friday racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia, along with the debut of a spectacularly-bred two-year-old.   The pacing tri-feature led off the card, and it went to the Sweet Lou sophomore gelding Win Not Lou, who took a new mark of 1:53.1 after moving to the lead early and then coming home in :56.2 - :28 to win easily. The winner is owned by P...
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