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Sintra looks to do it his way in Gerrity

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
The way Jody Jamieson sees it, if stakes-winning pacer Sintra were human, he might be Mike Trout. "He’s got speed, he’s got stamina, he’s got talent," Jamieson said. "When you add in smarts, where he’ll let you drive him how you want, that’s the total package right there. He’s a five-tool baseball player." Sintra will get the chance to display his tools Saturday in the $260,000 ...
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Barn Bella wins NYSS for 14th career win

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
The sensational filly Barn Bella (Conway Hall) was at it again on Thursday afternoon (July 20) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Steven Pratt-trained filly was the 3-5 betting favorite in a $91,550 New York Sire Stakes division for 3-year-old trotters. Regular reinsman Jeff Gregory sat behind her as she looked to move her record to eight for nine in 2017. Gregory was patient with the odds-on...
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Homebred Leaderofthepack takes Grassroots

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event of the season for the two-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday evening and both Ontario Sires Stakes trophies went home with first time winners. The first $18,800 division saw Jula Downton, a winner in the July 8 Grassroots season opener, sent off as the fans' top choice. As the starting gate pulled away from the field of eight, Smart Pick w...
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Undefeated Sultan Of Cash wins Ohio Sires

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Roger Hughes Jr. has been waiting a lifetime for Sultan OF Cash and the 2-year-old trotting colt is delivering for Hughes and his family in a big way. The son of Cash Hall trotted to a lifetime best 1:57.1 en route to winning his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes-Leg 2 test handily on a blisteringly-hot and steamy Tuesday (July 18) at Scioto Downs. It was one of a quartet of Ohio Sires...
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Supergirl Riley stars in NYSS for 2FT

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway played host to the $159,500 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Trot for 2-year-fillies on Tuesday night (July 18). Six divisions, ranging in value from $26,000-$27,000, went postward. The results were quite formful, as in five favorites (four at odds-on) and one second choice. The evening fastest femme was ‘Super,' as in Supergirl Riley (Scott Zeron, $3), who took th...
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2YOFT Manchego snags another PASS

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill sired three of the five winners in the $169,415 second round preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, including both repeat winners from the first prelim action at The Meadows. The fastest of all the winners was a Muscle Hill-Secret Magic miss, Manchego, who pulled from the pocket to take the...
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Big M announces OOC rules for Hambo Day stakes

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is requiring that all horses entered in the stakes listed here be stabled at an approved training facility within a 150-mile radius (as the crow flies) of the Meadowlands or in the stable area at Vernon Downs by 8 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, July 31, and be made available for out of competition testing as requested.   The stakes are all part of the Saturday, Aug. 5 race ca...
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Up The Alley upsets at Plainridge Park

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Fresh off a lifetime-best 1:52.2 effort at the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 8, Up The Alley made his first-ever trip to The Ridge and ended the five-race winning streak of Mambo Lindy by taking the $18,000 Open Handicap trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday.   Up The Alley (Mark Beckwith) left and maneuvered through rush hour traffic to get the lead and eventually set up s...
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Huntsville, Fear The Dragon faves in Adios elims

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Huntsville and Fear The Dragon have been installed as 7-5 morning-line favorites to win their respective divisions in Saturday's eliminations for the $450,000 Delvin Miller Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   Each favorite is coming into the Adios in fine form. Huntsville captured the final of the Meadowlands Pace; Fear The Dragon wasn't eligible for that stake, but he won the fi...
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Blais hopes for calmer "Hurricane" in Adios

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Hurricane Beach's career got off to a stormy start, but trainer Luc Blais' forecast calls for better days ahead as the 3-year-old pacer continues to mature.   A headstrong youngster, Hurricane Beach was gelded last year and has won three of six races this season. He heads to Saturday's eliminations of the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows off a 9 1/4-l...
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Goshen Yearling Sale catalog & roster available

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
The complete roster and pedigree pages for the third annual Goshen Yearling Sale on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y. are now available on the web.   GoshenYearingSale.com houses a PDF link of the printed sale catalog, complete with all the pedigrees for the 115 yearlings being offered. In addition, a complete sortable roster is also av...
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Gerrity Memorial Pace attracts stellar field

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino Hotel is set to welcome some of North America's finest Standardbred performers for the ninth annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free For All Pace on Saturday, July 22. The first post time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. that evening.   This year's Gerrity Pace boasts a $260,000 purse and more than $500,000 in total purses will be awarded throughout the course of the evening....
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Like Clockwork fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
  Like Clockwork made a decisive quarter-pole move to the front and rolled to victory in a stake-fastest 1:52.4 in Wednesday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers. The event was contested over three divisions, with Yupper and Iluvtomakemoney taking the other splits. Dan Rawlings enjoyed a stake double behind Like Clockwork and Yupper. Li...
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Quicksilvercandy A keeps going at Buffalo

on 07/19/2017 2:00 AM
She just keeps on chugging along. Quicksilvercandy A, a spry 13-year-old mare, won her 13th race of the season and easily took the $16,500 finale for the filly and mare pacers ($8,000-$12,500 category) in the Championship Claiming Series at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 19). Amazingly, Quicksilvercandy A (Bad Bert-Forzett) has been in the money 23 of 26 star...
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Track record falls in NYSS at Monticello

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
It was clear that the track record for 3-year-old-trotting colts was in jeopardy on Monday, on paper any three of the New York Sires Stakes heats had the power and ability of breaking the record. By the end of the day, all three divisions, either broke, tied or reset the record.   The action got started right away in the first race, first division of the regular Sires Stakes, Money ...
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Brown's surprise in OSS winner Prsntpretynperfect

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Owner Jennifer Brown has garnered a sweet surprise with her standout 2-year-old pacing filly Prsntpretynperfect, who captured a $40,000 leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) on Monday night at Northfield Park.   The Big Bad John lass did nothing less than pace in a career best 1:54.2 in her OSS contest at Northfield, after winning Leg 1 at Scioto Downs on July 5 in 1:55.4. She is ...
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Zoe Bi fastest in PA Stallion 2FT splits

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies were featured in seven $20,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series second preliminary Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and although the "off" track was below peak speed throughout the evening ("+1" in "good" conditions later changing to "sloppy"), all the winners took lifetime marks.   The Donato Hanover filly Zoe Bi was the on...
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MDSS winner Holy Trout now 8-for-8 in 2017

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday, July 16, the second leg of Maryland Sires Stakes for 3 year olds were held at Ocean Downs.   With a Richard Hans entry and a short field the trotting colts and geldings went as a non-wagering event but very exciting one when the inconsistent Ei Ei O (Cam's Rocket) set a stakes and track record of 1:56.3 destroying the old record set by GooGoo GaaGaa in 2012. Brian Burton ...
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Campbell will head new rule-book initiative

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association will join an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing promulgated by the Association, to create a rule book that every harness racing jurisdiction will adopt and enforce. The initiative, chaired by new Hambletonian Society President John Campbell, will conduct a detailed and comprehensive review of the rules of racing, with input from all stakeholder...
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Ohio legend Maynard Hagemeyer dies at 98

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Maynard F. Hagemeyer, 98, a legend in southern Ohio's harness racing community, particularly for the time he spent at the Warren County Fairgrounds/Lebanon Raceway, died July 16, at his home in Clarksville, Ohio. He passed away in the same room he was born in on Nov. 22, 1918.   He is survived by his wife, Stella, whom he married Nov. 16, 1945. They celebrated more than 71 year...
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