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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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Globallyglamorous has flat tire, still wins

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
Globallyglamorous survived a flat tire and scored the fastest victory in Monday’s (July 10) $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters was contested over four divisions, with Zoe Bi, Beauty Cutie and Explosive G taking the other splits. Tony Hall and Dave Palone each collected three wins on the 13-race card. Palone’s cache pushed hi...
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Huntsville wins M Pace elim; Walner romps

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Huntsville is ready for The Pace. The Ray Schnittker trainee had no trouble winning the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Elimination Saturday night at the Meadowlands, stopping the clock in 1:48.4. It was 2-1/4 lengths back to Blood Line with Santafe’s Coach third. (See The Pace draw below).With Classic Pro, Downbytheseaside and Miso Fast having accepted byes to next week’s $738,550 Pace...
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Sheppard elims contested at Yonkers

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s premier open event for 2-year-olds colts and geldings, the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, offered a trio of $25,000 elimination races Saturday night. The first and third elims were prim and proper, but the middle one was dynamite.  Ottawa invader Kwik Talkin’ (Jordan Stratton, $3.40) proved he was kwik walkin’ as well. From post position two, he prevailed in a ...
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2YO trotting colts star in OSS action at Nfld

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
 The six Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for freshman trotting colts provided the generous Northfield Park crowd with thrills, unexpected triumphs and bitter disappointments on an unseasonably cool Saturday evening. Each OSS contest carried a purse of $40,000 in the first of four legs for 2-year-old trotters. The first division was a raced marred by numerous breaking youngsters, including 1-5 ...
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Au D Lox Bluegrass sets Hoosier record

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval, marking the fourth track record that has been re-established this season. After stopping the timer in 1:49.2, Au D Lox Bluegrass and driver Sam Widger kicked off the action packed 12-race card on Saturday in impressive fashion in the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace.  ...
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International Moni scratched due to colic

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is repeating that the 2017 Goodtimes winner International Moni was scratched from his Saturday night contest at The Meadowlands after suffering from a bout of colic. Trainer Frank Antonacci reported that the horse first showed some signs of discomfort Friday morning after jogging. He was treated at the farm before being transported to a veterinary clinic where he passed ...
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Clarence "Sonny" DeLong dies at 76

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Horse owner Clarence "Sonny" DeLong died on Thursday (July 6). A long-time resident of Grove City, Ohio, DeLong was born on July 17, 1940, and was a graduate of Central High School.   A retiree of the banking industry, Mr. DeLong was a member of the United States Trotting Association and was an avid owner/breeder.   Mr. DeLong was a mason in the Grove City Masonic Lodge 6...
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"AS" horses take NYSS divisions at Buffalo

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Eye Ofa Tiger AS continued his impressive front-stepping style in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for the 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 9) with an easy 1-1/2 length win over Swell Chap in 1:57.2 in the first division. It was survival of the fittest in the second event as Guardian Angel AS ($3.40) benefited from breaking horses in easi...
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Sportswriter sons put on show in OSS

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Sons of Ontario sire Sportswriter put on a show at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening in the first Gold Series event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. A total of 10 Sportswriter offspring went postward in two $97,200 Gold Series divisions and it was Dancin Doug who emerged from the first battle with a Gold trophy.  Starting from post four the colt, in rein to Doug McNair, landed...
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Freshmen impress in Big M baby races

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Breakfast With The Babies began at 10 a.m. on a nice morning with little wind, some cloud cover and moderate temperatures. Jason Settlemoir called the action. Broodmare Solveig never misses. She’s had seven foals of racing age including five stakes winners that have earned nearly $6 million combined, led by the great Shake It Cerry. This morning her 2-year-old daughter Swing It C...
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Dapper Dude captures Meadows feature

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude zipped to the lead from post eight before releasing Lincolnjames, then blew by him in the lane to capture Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. That early battle for the front went in a demanding :26.2, but Dapper Dude had enough left for Dick Stillings to edge the rallying Knocking Around by a nose in 1:51.3, with Rip This Joint ...
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Alittlebithiphop still unbeaten in Maine

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Brisk early speed proved not only to be the key winning strategy, but ultimately the saving grace for Alittlebithiphop, who remained undefeated as a sophomore, in what would evolved into an incident-marred edition of the 3-year-old colt class of the Maine Sire Stakes program at Scarborough Downs on Saturday. Trouble reared its ugly head early in the split, just after the word "go" was given in ...
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Marion Marauder, Sintra win Graduate finals

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder returned to the winner’s circle at the Meadowlands Racetrack, site of his Hambletonian victory last August, on Saturday night thanks to a 1:51.2 triumph in the $240,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old trotters. Warrawee Roo, sent off at 59-1, finished second, beaten by three-quarters of a length and Dayson was third. In the $240,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-...
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