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With Lasix, Tequila Monday bounces back

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
On Friday night Yonkers Raceway hosted the $170,499 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for the 3-year-old fillies. The lasses were condensed into a trio of moist $56,833 divisions.   Fresh-Lasix fooled-very-few and Tequila Monday (Brian Sears, $2.50) handily won the first get-together. In play from post position 6, last season’s state frosh champ and this season’s Lismore cham...
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Northern Soirée charges to Tioga victory

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Northern Soiree (Mike Merton) would charge late to steal the Fillies And Mares Open Pace II ($9,000) on Friday night at Tioga Downs. KJ's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) would charge out to the early lead but Shutthefrontdoor (Scott Coulter) would take over after the first quarter.  Shutthefrontdoor (Well Said) was pressured at the three-quarter mark by Iaquinta (Mike SImons).  Nothern...
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Shnitzledosomethin takes Indiana 2CP final

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired freshmen pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 14, as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After winning his elimination last week, Shnitzledosomethin turned in another dominant performance to best nine other riva...
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Wishing Stone's offspring sweep in NJSS

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Champions of the Garden State were crowned on Friday night at the Meadowlands as a four-pack of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals were contested for 2-year-olds.   Princess Marxxx drifted to the middle of the track but was able to outsprint her opponents to win the Filly Trot in 1:58 after winning last week's second preliminary leg in 1:57.4. She was driven by Andy Miller and i...
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Wings Of Royalty wins Vernon feature in 1:52.4

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Wings of Royalty (Chris Lems) captured the trot feature ($9,500) at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Owned by Raymond Campbell and trained by George Ducharme, WIngs Of Royalty (RC Royalty) flew out of the gate and controlled all the fractions, :28.1, :57.1, 1:24.3, with a final time of 1:52.4.  The 7-year-old horse would pay $2.70 for the win, the 17th time in his career. Winding Hill ...
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Dee Rocks wins INSS final, extends streak to 5

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
  Dee Rocks and driver Sam Widger turned in a dominant performance to find the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, on Wednesday, July 12 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:53.3, the rookie filly recorded her fifth consecutive victory to remain undefeated in 2017 and also establish...
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NJSS finals, Kindergartens on tap at Big M

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
The $100,000 freshman finals for the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) will be raced on Friday evening at the Meadowlands. Short fields dictate that three of the four be raced as non-betting races starting at 6:30 p.m. They will be carried on the Meadowlands' simulcast feed live.   On the pari-mutuel card is the filly trot where six daughters of Wishing Stone will decide the division o...
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Big M sets up July 28-29 mandatory payouts

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will offer horseplayers a rare opportunity with a weekend of mandatory payouts in the track's two jackpot super high five wagers.   Assuming they are not hit in the next two weeks, the Meadowlands will pay out the jackpot in the Race Five wager on Friday, July 28, and the jackpot in the last race wager on Saturday, July 29.   The Race Five jackpot currentl...
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3FP in NYSS action Friday at Yonkers

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
It's not exactly chivalrous, but it is ‘Ladies Second'. After the state's 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings went at it earlier in the week, Yonkers Raceway hosts Friday night's (July 14) $170,499 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for the fillies. The lasses dealt themselves blackjack, with 21 of ‘em neatly organized into a trio of $56,833 divisions. They go as races 5, 6 and 7 during...
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Noble wins seven at Scioto Wednesday

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
Dan Noble won seven races on the 12-race card on Wednesday (July 12). Wednesday night's wins brought Noble to a total of 72 wins for the Scioto Downs meet, sitting behind the two leading drivers, Chris Page and Josh Sutton.   Noble's most memorable year came back in 2011 when he won 773 races and became the leading driver at Northfield Park and Scioto Downs, the same year he wa...
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Dancer is next on Walner's schedule

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
If Walner's six rivals last week felt as though they were run over when the returning Dan Patch Award winner made his seasonal debut with a 7 1/2-length victory in 1:51.1, it's no wonder.   "You sit behind him and it feels like you're driving a Corvette with a Mack truck engine," Walner's driver, Tim Tetrick, said after the win. "He's ready to rock."   Walner's time, whic...
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Ohio Sires Stakes spotlight on trotting fillies

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
Sixteen Ohio-bred trotting fillies will line up behind the Scioto Downs starting gate on Friday evening, July 14 in a pair of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS). Post time is 6:30 p.m. (EDT).   Featured as the second and third races on the program, these OSS events are the third round of action in the four-leg series for 3-year-old diagonally-gaited females. Leg one was held May 1 at Miami V...
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Will "Persist-ance" pay off in Sheppard?

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
Persist Blue Chip may have impressed his connections last week, but the gods of the open draw openly mocked him.   One of three winners of their respective $25,000 elimination races, Persist Blue Chip was "rewarded" with a trip behind Yonkers Raceway's eight-ball for Saturday night's $110,500 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace.   Yonkers' premier open stakes event for 2-y...
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Inside look at Pace card in new Weekend Preview

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
The stars are out in force on Saturday night's Meadowlands Pace card at the Big M, and you can see all the past performances by downloading a free Trackmaster program that is available in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Huntsville is the favorite in the Meadowlands Pace and driver Tim Tetrick talked to Gordon Waterstone about last week's elimination and the upcoming final. Also,...
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Huntsville brother captures PASS split

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers on a muggy Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. They each went for purses of approximately $53,000. The first division was taken by Jimmy Takter trainee Pro Beach (Yannick Gingras). The 2-year-old colt by Somebeachsomewhere - Darlin's Delight used the pole position to his advantage, makin...
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Top older pacers set to battle at Meadowlands

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
Call Me Queen Be faces a tough group of older female pacers in Saturday’s $201,000 Golden Girls at the Meadowlands Racetrack, but driver Scott Zeron expects his mare to be in the thick of the action from the get-go. It’s been a successful formula for the horse, who has earned nearly $1.1 million in her career. "Even as a 2- and 3-year-old, we’ve kept her races kind of all the same," Zero...
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Justcallmedee extends win streak to four

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
Freshman debutants ruled the school at Scarborough Downs on Thursday (July 13) as the 2-year-old filly pacers of the Maine Sire Stakes program made their second seasonal appearance at the seaside oval. The state-bred fillies were divided into two flights, each contested for an identical purse of $10,357 per dash. Justcallmedee extended her undefeated streak out to four career wins as the da...
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A Sweet Ride picks up 49th career victory

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
A steady rain and deteriorating track conditions did not prevent fast times at Plainridge Park as Hickory Icon and A Sweet Ride lit up the timer and their competition in winning co-featured paces on Thursday afternoon (July 13). In the $15,000 Open Handicap, Hickory Icon (Shawn Gray) got an early lead before yielding to St. Lads Moonwalk (Greg Merton) past the quarter in :26.1. Content to t...
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3TF Crann Tara's 1:54 fastest in PA All Stars

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania All-Stars series closed out its 2017 run at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with five $30,000 divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies, and the common theme of "It's Miller Time!" continued as the headliner, with Marcus Miller driving the fastest winner and Hall of Fame David Miller winning two divisions. Quickest winner was the 1:54 lifetime best turned in by the Dona...
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Verlin Yoder wins $75k ISS with O So Easy

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
After cruising to an ultra-impressive 1:55.4 victory in her Indiana Sires Stakes elimination last week, O So Easy followed up with a decisive victory on Tuesday, July 11, in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. After stopping the timer in 1:56.1, O So Easy swept the first round of stake...
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