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Van Rose Invite headlines Pocono doubleheader

on 05/05/2017 2:00 AM
 A doubleheader of racing action this Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day for the galloping horses, will be held at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, raising the week’s total of competition to five cards at the mountain oval. There will be a host of activities for racing fans of all intensities and varieties on Derby Day at Pocono; on the racing side, there will be a 10-race card beginning a...
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Buckeye Stallion Series kicks off at Miami Valley

on 05/05/2017 2:00 AM
The newest innovation to the Ohio-sired stakes calendar kicked off at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday with six $12,500 divisions of the first leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series, three for 3-year-old trotting fillies and three for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Designed and administered by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, the Buckeye Stallion Series is intended to give the growing number of O...
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Sell A Bit N holds on in Yonkers feature

on 05/05/2017 2:00 AM
Favored Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $4.70) lasted on the lead Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s Cinco de Mayo $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In play from post position No. 4, Sell A Bit N worked around Delightful Dragon (catch-driver Eric Goodell), then finished (:27.4, :57.2, 1:25.3, 1:54.1) what she started. Sell A Bit N defeated Delightful Dragon by a neck, with a two-...
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B Yoyo best in Meadowlands trot

on 05/05/2017 2:00 AM
B Yoyo took control early, then rated the middle half before kicking home a dominant three length winner in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, an $18,000 conditioned trot. The 7-year-old gelded son of Striking Sahbra powered up to the lead at the quarter in :27.3, then backed down the fractions to :56.4 and 1:25.2 as the outer flow was slow to develop. At the head of the stretch, B Y...
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Empire Earl N rules in Buffalo open

on 05/05/2017 2:00 AM
Empire Earl N ruled over the field in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Trot on Friday night by tying a lifetime best of 1:58.3 with a solid 2-1/4 length victory over Winkys Pride. In the $16,500 Claiming Championship Series final for trotters ($8,000-$12,500), Osprey Vision took top honors with a 2:00.4 mile over the sloppy track while in the $11,500 title race for the trotters ($4,000-$5,500), i...
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Market Share returns to Meadowlands Friday

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Friday night's feature at the Meadowlands has an intriguing mix of trotters racing for a purse of $18,000 in the evening's seventh race.   Odds maker Dave Brower has tabbed the venerable Market Share as the 2-1 choice as he makes his first start of the year over the track where he won the Hambletonian some five years ago. The career winner of over $3.7 million still competes at a high lev...
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Jag Out ready for Yonkers open competition

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Since returning to the races at Yonkers April 14 off a September layoff, 5-year-old mare Jag Out is perfect in two starts for trainer Nick Surick. She won her seasonal debut in a $27,000 overnight after racing first-over for the last quarter mile, then returned a wire-to-wire winner the following week when racing for $35,000. For Surick, seeing Jag Out finally put her best foot forward has been ...
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Hoosier's Gaskin heads to Vegas for Derby broadcasts

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's racing broadcast production manager, Rachel McLaughlin, and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's race commentator and race marketing manager, Emily Gaskin, were invited to join Vegas Stats & Information Network's (VSiN) lead on-air talent and managing editor, Brent Musburger, and various other VSiN broadcasters on Sirius XM as a part of a special Kentucky De...
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Tioga Downs gears up for May 6 opener

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is set to open its 12th season on Saturday, May 6, with a 12-race card getting underway at 5 p.m.   Tioga Downs will start its racing season off with a bang on Saturday. The first race is the featured Open Trot. Last year's trotter of the year (Prairie Fortune) will once again team up with last year's top trainer (Mike Deters).   The 5 year-old gelding, Arapa Victory, c...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Stakes season is just getting underway but there are plenty of stars in action this weekend, and you can read the stories in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, including getting the lowdown about Huntsville and Downbytheseaside, the top freshman pacers of 2016, who make their first appearances as 3 year olds on Saturday in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows Older trotters hit...
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Miami Valley set to close meet with big weekend

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Miami Valley tops its Spring Festival of Racing with the inaugural Scarlet & Gray Champions Day on Monday (May 8), including Grand Circuit stakes action on May 7 and May 8. The first ever Scarlet & Gray Champions Day features a collection of four $50,000 invitational races showcasing the best of Ohio harness racing in each 3-year-old category: trotting colts, pacing colts, trotting ...
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Tag Up And Go wire-to-wire winner at Plainridge

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
After two impressive outings that saw him come up just short, Tag Up And Go carried the mail from gate to wire with a nail-biter victory in the $14,000 Open trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (May 4). Bruce Aldrich Jr. floated Tag Up And Go off the gate and hovered outside fourth until all the early action cleared. Then he methodically worked his way up to the front by th...
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Abbie's Celticlass upsets in Weiss final

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
The $30,000 championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs, held at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday, was shaping up normally just past the half: Connie Jean, with a win and three seconds in the prelims, was on the lead, with Sunrise Avenue, the top prelim competitor with three wins and a second, first-over, and 1-9 favorite Checkmate Time, off a sensational 1:53.3 win in ...
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Lightning Onmyfeet fastest in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Lightning Onmyfeet (pictured) was just that on Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, as he scored the fastest of seven $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings, pacing to victory in 1:53.1 for driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. The McArdle colt is conditioned by Brian Brown for owners Erv Miller Stable, D. Robinson, J&T Silva Stables and Stable 45 and was bred by Iowa's Joh...
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Lauxmont Capri lights up Yonkers at 32-1

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
It was a Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night (May 2) for the bombardiers, with any number of prices pulverizing the toteboard. The longest of the longshots was 32-1 Lauxmont Capri (Scott Zeron, $66.50), finding room in deep stretch to win the $16,500, sixth-race pace (1:55) and wrap a season-high $5,225 Pick 3. Lauxmont Capri's was tipped the proverbial iceberg, as Given Up Terror (Jordan Stratto...
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Hennessey wins 8 on rain-soaked night at PPk

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Despite a "trifecta" of hurdles, including heavy rains, a 40 minute delay because of a fire alarm, and a bank of lights going out on turn one, Pompano Park presented an excellent racing program that, when all was said and done, was dominated by Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey. Hennessey won eight of the 10 races on the Tuesday night card, including both feature events and, for the first...
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Saratoga horseman Armand Brocca dies

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Armand Brocca, 95,died April 30. Born in Albany, NY., he was a lifelong area resident. He was a veteran of both the United States Merchant Marines and Army, serving during World War II, where he was a recipient of a Purple Heart. Mr. Brocca worked in the construction industry and retired at age 57. His love of horses started at age 11 and throughout his life, he owned and trained horses, winni...
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Horseman Lofty Bruce dies at age 85

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Horseman Wallace "Lofty" Bruce, who raced horses in the Breeders Crown and other top events while based at the Meadowlands, died Tuesday afternoon, May 2, in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was 85.   A native of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mr. Bruce became exposed to harness racing at age 10 through fellow Maritimer Joe O'Brien. But first Mr. Bruce pursued a career in ice hockey, playing i...
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Crazy Wow, JL Cruze among Cutler contenders

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow and JL Cruze didn't have the best of luck last year, but their connections are hoping for better fortunes this season. The two horses are among a dozen ready for Grand Circuit action in Saturday's $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.   The Cutler attracted 13 horses, with European newcomer Tuonoblu Rex eliminated...
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Mohawk post time 7:05 this Saturday

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack will have a special post time of 7:05 p.m. for this Saturday's (May 6) card of racing. The early post time will allow racing fans the opportunity to watch the Kentucky Derby at Mohawk and then catch live harness racing immediately following the big race. The Kentucky Derby will be shown on the infield screen and wagering is available on-track. The scheduled post time f...
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