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$500,000 guarantee for Hawthorne's Hi-5

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Could a half-million dollars or more change your life?   If the answer is yes then you need to be watching and wagering on this Saturday's card at Hawthorne Race Course. Once again track management has joined forces with the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative offering up a whopping $500,000 Guaranteed Pool on the tracks 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 wager...
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Hambletonian winner Market Share gelded

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Market Share will be away from the races for a while, but the award-winning 8-year-old trotter is expected to return to action later this season for what might be a farewell tour.   Richard Gutnick, who co-owns Market Share with TLP Stable and Bill Augustine, said the horse will be sidelined for approximately a month because he was gelded Wednesday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic. ...
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Dave Palone drives 18,000th winner

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, already harness racing’s all-time "winningest" driver, continues to go where no reinsman has gone before, as he collected career victory 18,000 Wednesday at The Meadows. The landmark win came with Outburst in the 11th race. "It’s pretty gratifying," said Palone, who boasts more than $135 million in career purses. "I’m starting to reflect on all the years, all the hard wor...
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Sarah Cola steals the headlines at Buffalo

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
The spotlight was supposed to be on the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 12) but someone forgot to tell that to Sarah Cola. She stole the headlines by breaking the track record for aged (5+) pacing mares with a 1:54.1 victory over Voltina in an $8,200 optional claimer. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Sarah Cola snapped the...
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Hockey Hanover wins 4th straight PA Stallion

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Hockey Hanover extended his career unbeaten streak to four when he followed cover beautifully and brushed late to capture his Pennsylvania Stallion Series division Wednesday at The Meadows. The $120,000 event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over six divisions, with Stonebridge Gamble, Meadowbranch Ricky, Thumper, Mississippi Storm and Tequila Talkin taking the other splits...
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Freakonomics makes All-Stars second straight win

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Freakonomics won her second straight race in 1:51.2 when she equaled the mark she set here on June 20, taking the fastest of four $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars three-year-old filly pace Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Western Terror filly was on top at every call for driver George Napolitano Jr., stepping home smartly in 27.3 to defuse potential pocket roc...
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Phantom Seelster fast in Ont. Grassroots

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Phantom Seelster caught the eye of many yearling shoppers at last fall's Forest City Sale, and on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack the roan pacing colt proved he has talent to go along with his looks. Starting from Post 1 Phantom Seelster sat briefly in third, but soon after the :27.3 quarter driver Rick Zeron sent the fan favorite after the lead and Phantom Seelster never looked back, roll...
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Tattersalls updates on available for Sunday sale

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
With the updated past performances booklet and supplement catalog now posted at tattersallsredmile.com and on the Equineline app, all that's left for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is to get the horses shipped in and the auction stand set up. The sale will get underway in the racetrack's paddock this coming Sunday, July 16, at noon. Sale day follows the year's biggest night of racing at ...
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New HoP Breeders Crown merchandise

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in conjunction with the Hambletonian Society, recently announced the launch of the official 2017 Breeders Crown merchandise line for the 2017 Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which will take place on Oct. 27 and 28.   The collection, which includes premium branded products from a variety of apparel and accessory vendors, is...
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Pace elim shows Blood Line can be contender

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Adam Bowden is never quite sure what to expect from Blood Line. Last weekend, the colt finished second to award-winning Huntsville in the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace elimination, completing the mile in 1:49.1 with a :26.3 last quarter. In his previous start, Blood Line went offstride at odds of 2-1 in his elimination of the Hempt Memorial and failed to advance to the final. Needless to ...
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Vivacious Allie sets PASS mark; Palone at 17,999

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
A handful for Aaron Merriman for much of the mile, Vivacious Allie got her act together in the Lightning Lane and broke her maiden in a stakes-record 1:55 in Tuesday’s $167,016 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over four divisions, with Manchego, Front Circle and Special Hill taking the other splits. ...
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Barn Bella, Celebrity Ruth win NYSS splits

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway kicked off its 2017 Sire Stakes season on Tuesday afternoon with 3-year-old trotting fillies on the marquee, and saw drivers Jason Bartlett and Trond Smedshammer each have a driving double. Barn Bella, the leading money-winning 3-year-old trotting filly in the nation was featured in the first race from the rail and Mamora Bay starting from the six hole. As the gate left, ...
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Longshots for Jim Campbell in PA All Stars

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania All-Stars series moved into its 3-year-old phase Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with sophomore colts on each gait racing in four $30,000 divisions.   On the trotting side, the still-hot team of driver Corey Callahan and trainer John Butenschoen collaborated on two winners – but since Hall of Fame driver David Miller doesn't pay $169.40 to win ver...
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Percy Bluechip sets Canadian record in OSS

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
Percy Bluechip was the top selling yearling at last fall's Forest City Yearling Sale and on Sunday evening the daughter of Shadow Play and Advantest set a Canadian record 2-year-old pacing fillies at Georgian Downs. Starting from post two in the first of two $75,192 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series divisions, Percy Bluechip got away from the starting gate in second, allowing Kendall S...
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Many A Man among Grassroots winners

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
An outstanding afternoon of harness racing wrapped up the Kinsmen and Kinette Club's PlucKinFest at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, starting with four Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts. Three of the four Grassroots winners lined up behind the outside post 7, and Many A Man kicked off the parade of right rail winners in the first $18,800 division. Driver Bob McClure eased Man...
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Maui Mama, True Detective win 2YO finals

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
Sunday night at Hawthorne the focus was on the 2 year olds as trotters took to the track in the Violet and Cardinal Finals.   Race four was the Violet Final for filly trotters as a full field of ten lined up. The heavy favorite from the inside was Maui Mama, with Casey Leonard in the bike. Getting away for the lead in the Violet was Fox Valley Persia, as she covered the opening half in :3...
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Hawthorne, Meadowlands team with DerbyWars

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
Both Hawthorne Race Course and Meadowlands Racetrack have announced partnerships with DerbyWars that include revenue-sharing with the tracks and horsemen for use of their races in contests on DerbyWars.com, as well as video and data sharing opportunities to enhance the customer experience.   DerbyWars offers dozens of different harness contests each night featuring Hawthorne Th...
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Free-legged Classic Pro starting from post 9

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
Classic Pro might be the easiest horse to identify in Saturday's $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace for 3-year-old pacers, but not because of any markings or equipment --- or even a number --- on the colt. It is because what Classic Pro will be missing: hobbles. Classic Pro, trained by Dr. Ian Moore, has raced free legged this year and enjoyed a fair amount of success along the way...
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Funknwaffles' 1:52 leads NYSS 3CP winners

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
The downstate denizens took their turn Monday night (July 10), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $169,500 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   A quartet of divisions began the local state season, with a first-division ($42,975), first-up America’s Fleet (Jason Bartlett, $29) holding off What’s Goin’ On (Jim Morrill Jr.) in 1:55. Barry Hanove...
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Beaver trainees sweep Ohio Sires Stakes 3CT

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Beaver is living every trainer's dream. The 45-year-old Radnor, Ohio, resident did nothing less than harness both winners of Monday night’s (July 10) Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Northfield Park, which included one setting a track record and another finishing in the runner-up slot to his stablemate. "It’s pretty special hav...
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