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Frost Damage Blues returns to Yonkers

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Stakes mare Frost Damage Blues is set to make her return to Yonkers Raceway in Friday (July 7) night's $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap. Her first local try since finishing fourth in the distaff feature in her 2016 finale Dec. 9 comes after an eventful trip to Mohawk Racetrack for the Roses Are Red Stakes. After a sharp qualifier in early May and a victory and runner up performance in winne...
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Dr J Hanover: "getting better, getting stronger"

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Even horses can use a pal, or in this case, a palomino. Dr J Hanover recently started enjoying daily paddock time with a palomino quarter horse named Zippy, who is the mascot at trainer Tony Alagna's stable, and the buddy system seems to have produced favorable results when it comes time to race. Dr J Hanover has won two of his last three starts, including a world-record 1:46.4 effort in a preli...
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Delaware horseman Earl Short, 71, dies

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Earl Wayne Short, 71,of Greenwood, Del., passed away early Tuesday (July 4) at Christiana Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Short was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Federalsburg, Md.   He was always happy to help someone in need and volunteer his time, without expecting anything in return. He enjoyed farming, working in the produce market, training and racing Standardbred horses, and riding t...
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Ohio Sires for 2CT on Saturday at Northfield

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Diagonally-gaited Standardbreds vying in eight Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) highlight a weekend of racing at Northfield Park. Six $40,000 OSS divisions for 2-year-old trotters are on tap for Saturday night (July 8) at the "Home of the Flying Turns," while two OSS will be contested on Monday night (July 10) at the Cleveland half-miler.   A total of 46 freshman trotters passed the Northfield Par...
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Regil Elektra wins Yonkers F&M Open

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
 Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $6.20) plotzed into an early pocket and it served her well Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. In play from post position three, Regil Elektra was able to get in behind pole-sitting Frost Damage Blues (Brian Sears), then stalk the 11-10 favorite around a moist oval (:27.3, :56.2, 1:24, season’s-best 1:52.2). Frost...
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BZ Glide turns tables at Buffalo

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
 After a pair of heart-breaking losses to Empire Earl N the past two weeks, BZ Glide was able to turn the tables on him and capture the $10,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night in a seasonal best 1:57.3 over the fast track. BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) was second best by just a nose and a half-length to Empire Earl N (Larry Stalbaum) in their last two encounters. But the favored BZ Glid...
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Tuonoblu Rex best in Big M trot

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Julie Miller wasn’t worried. She had faith her husband would get Tuonoblu Rex clear for the stretch drive in the featured $20,000 preferred handicap trot at The Meadowlands Friday night. That faith was realized as driver Andy Miller and Tuonoblu Rex swerved off the rail as the field straightened away in the stretch before uncorking an explosive :26.2 final quarter that resulted in a 1...
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Donnas Dream upsets in ISS 3FT final

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired 3-year-old trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the sophomore trotting fillies.   Donnas Dream and Robert Taylor made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their s...
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Freshman filly pacers battle in OSS action

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Six $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions of freshman filly pacers were contested on a humid Wednesday evening at Scioto Downs.   Prsntpretynperfect surprised both the fans and her trainer as she paced to a steady 1:55.4 mile in the first OSS contest with Chris Page at the lines. The daughter of Big Bad John is owned by Jennifer Brown and conditioned by her husband Brian. The br...
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Freshman follies Friday night at Meadowlands

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
The Championship Meet hits its best stride this weekend with stakes races and freshmen aplenty populating the weekend's races at the Meadowlands.   Friday night's races are dominated by 2-year-old races with three divisions of New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) scheduled as non-bettors beginning at 6:30 p.m., the NJSS filly trotters going as a short five pack in race two and no fewer th...
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VIP's bargain purchase in Sheppard elim

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
"We try to zig when everybody else is zagging," VIP Stable's Ed O'Connor said as he reflected on the partnership's unconventional path to success with Keystone Velocity. Purchased for a hefty price as an 8-year-old who had missed years on the track, the 2017 George Morton Levy Series winner captured the Ben Franklin Pace last Saturday (July 1) at Pocono Downs. When VIP Stable starts a pair ...
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Mac's Jackpot goes to Pace elim off win

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Jim Campbell hopes Mac's Jackpot can cash in with a strong performance in Saturday's Meadowlands Pace elimination. Mac's Jackpot is among 10 horses in the $50,000 elimination at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where the top seven finishers will advance to the $700,000 final on July 15. They will be joined in the final by three bye recipients based on seasonal earnings: Downbytheseaside, Classic ...
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Pocono Rainbow Pick-5 carryover at $65,167

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono's Rainbow Pick-5 carryover is now at $65,167.90 going into the Saturday (July 8) card. The wager is 20 cents and is on races 10 through 14 on Saturday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Racing continues at the track in Northeast PA Saturday, Monday, and Tuesdays with a post of 6:30 p.m. and Sundays with a 7:30 p.m. post. Sunday (July 9) will see PA All-Stars action for ...
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NJ gubernatorial candidate to present trophy

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
The 41st edition of the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event, the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, will take place on Saturday, July 15. The $738,550 race for 3-year-old pacing horses is the headlining event on a program that features seven other stakes races with total prize money of nearly $2.5 million. The Pace will be featured on a one-hour live television broadcast from 9:00 p.m. ...
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Don't Rush upsets at 16-1 at The Meadows

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Don't Rush, who hadn’t made the lead at any point in his last four starts, gunned to the front from post 4, held off the menacing move of Classicality and scored the 16-1 upset in Thursday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a track record 1:52.1 on Thursday (July 6). Dont Rush faced no challenges until Classicality attacked from fourth near the three-quarters. When Jim ...
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Hickory Icon make Plainridge Open his 8th win

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
After two solid starts at the Meadows and Scioto Downs, Hickory Icon shipped to Plainridge Park and came up just short to St. Lads Moonwalk in the Open here last week. However this week he left nothing on the table as he swooped battling front-runners to capture the $18,000 Open Handicap pace at The Ridge on Thursday afternoon (July 6). Hickory Icon (Shawn Gray) left from post eight and got...
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Hennessey drives 5 winner's at Saratoga July 4

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey has been on a tear since returning to Saratoga Casino Hotel last month. The veteran reinsman, who on Sunday afternoon (July 2) participated in the annual Hall of Fame Trot at Goshen Historic Track, dominated the action on Tuesday afternoon’s (July 4) card at the Spa.   Hennessey piled up the wins on the holiday matinee program and wound up securing fi...
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Letsallrock, Lather Up in 1:52.2 in Ohio Sires

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
There were plenty of fireworks among the 2-year-old colt pacers who competed in eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions on the July 4 Scioto Downs program.  The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) is a four-leg series contested at three of the Buckeye State’s four harness ovals with a $250,000 Championship set for Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs.   In the first OSS contest Letsallroc...
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6:30 pm post time for Meadowlands Pace nights

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce increases to its regular guaranteed pools in effect on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night, July 15.   The Pick Five will have an increased guarantee of $30,000 while the Early Pick Four will see an increase to $40,000. The largest guarantee increase will see the Late Pick Four bumped to $75,000.   Fans and horseplayers s...
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Saratoga may host horse show in May 2018

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Capital Fund of Saratoga County Inc. and Saratoga Casino Hotel have announced that the two groups will be working to keep the Saratoga Springs Horse Show in Saratoga Springs. Pending a definitive binding agreement, the three-week show will take place in May of 2018 at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Beginning in 1961, the Saratoga Springs Horse Show has been a long-standing tradition that has be...
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