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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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Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg named to HOF ballot

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
Jules Siegel, owner of Fashion Farms in Pennsylvania, twice national owner of the year in the U.S. and Owner of the Decade (2000s) as named by Standardbred Canada, and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, an important breeder, owner, and board member of organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, were named ballot candidates for the sport's most prestigious honor, the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, thi...
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SC's automated draw: no indications of bias

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
As part of its commitment to the Canadian harness racing industry, its stakeholders, horsepeople and customers, Standardbred Canada has completed a successful third-party audit of its automated draw system. The audit was conducted between February 1, 2017 and May 23, 2017, by analysts from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Technical and Laboratory Services Branch. Gaming Lab s...
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Walner set for '17 debut Saturday at Big M

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
Walner is ready to start on an abbreviated road to the Hambletonian.   The returning Dan Patch Award winning trotter makes his delayed 2017 debut Saturday in a conditioned race at the Meadowlands, where he and regular driver Tim Tetrick will face seven rivals. Walner won seven of eight races last year and finished the season with a five-race victory streak that included triumphs...
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Alana's Ways' 1:58.3 fastest in Ohio 2FT at Nfld

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
A quintet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies were contested on a cool Monday evening (July 3) at Northfield Park. For many in this division, it was their first pari-mutuel battle under the lights. Chris Beaver and Wilbur Lang’s Sesame (Aaron Merriman) made her career debut a winning one as she held off the late-charging Storm Beach O’Kidd (Peter Wrenn) to preva...
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Aims Whisper edges Rainbow Room in All Stars

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
The Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue filly Rainbow Room, making her pari-mutuel debut, was 1-20 in her division of five $30,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars events for freshman pacing fillies Monday night (July 3) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but it was the Bettor's Delight-In A Whisper filly Aims Whisper who recalled the adage "anything can happen in a short sprint to the wire," getting past&...
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Fear The Dragon skipping Meadowlands Pace

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
Bruce Trogdon, who owns Fear The Dragon, has announced that he will not be supplementing his North America Cup and Hempt Pace winner to the Meadowlands Pace. In an e-mail to media, Trogdon said he was tempted to supplement his colt to the race after his victory in the Max C. Hempt Memorial at Pocono last Saturday, but he shared the following explanation for skipping the race: "I had a pr...
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13 entered in Meadowlands Pace; elim Saturday

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
A total of 13 horses have been entered in the Meadowlands Pace, set for Saturday, July 15, at the Meadowlands. A 10-horse elimination will be contested on Saturday, July 8. The connections of three horses accepted byes, Downbytheseaside, Classic Pro and Miso Fast. Huntsville will be competing in the elimination this Saturday.   The entries are as follows, with trainer noted: Blood Line (J...
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Gural responds to Trogdon about Meadowlands

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
The following is Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural’s response to owner Bruce Trogdon, who has blamed Gural’s out-of-competition testing rules for not supplementing his top 3-year-old colt Fear The Dragon to the $700,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on July 15. "While we can appreciate Mr. Trogdon's position, everyone else has accepted the terms of our out-of-competition testing program...
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3 get byes as 13 entered for Meadowlands Pace

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
 Thirteen sophomore pacers were declared for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace which, per race conditions, resulted in byes being offered to and accepted by the connections of Downbytheseaside, Classic Pro and Miso Fast as three of the top 2017 money winners.  The remaining 10 horses will race in a $50,000 single elimination race on Saturday with seven of those advancing to...
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Freshmen sparkle in NYSS action

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings were on display at Tioga Downs as everyone celebrated a gorgeous Fourth of July. A preview of the future stars of the harness racing world looked promising. The NYSS races were broken up into four divisions. The first division of NYSS ($27,750) for 2-year-old trotting colts and gelding went to Cruising In Style (Jason Bartl...
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Crescent Fashion ties Hoosier track record

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
Crescent Fashion, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, scored in impressive fashion in his Hoosier Park Racing & Casino debut as he shattered a four-year-old track record for older trotting horses in a conditioned trotting event on Tuesday. Stopping the timer in 1:52.1, Crescent Fashion scored his first win of the season and also established a new lifetime best in the process.  Th...
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Oh My Joepa takes Vernon July 4 feature

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
Oh My Joepa captured the featured pace ($7,500) on Tuesday night (July 4) at Vernon Downs. Before the feature started the big favorite, Golden Gun (Justin Huckabone), went offstride. Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) would take full advantage and charge, out to the lead. The 9 year-old gelding by Rocknroll Hanover would put up all the fractions :27.4, :57, 1:24.1 and hit the wire in&nb...
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10 PA All-Star 2YO colt divisions held at Pocono

on 07/03/2017 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania two-year-old colts got their first taste of pari-mutuel stakes action Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with a total of ten $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Star Series, six for trotters and four for pacers, and as could be expected season's leaders emerged on both gait. On the trot, three horses were winners in 1:57.1 to tie for fastest mile in their ...
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3 eliminations for Sheppard at Yonkers Saturday

on 07/03/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s premier freshmen-fest, the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, attracted 20 plebes for the 2017 edition. Thus, there are a trio of, $25,000 elimination races this Saturday night (July 8), with the first two finishers in each—plus the two fastest third-place finishers—returning for the $110,500 finale a week from Saturday night. The Sheppard, named for the man behind breeding ...
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Hurricane Calleigh upsets in Meadows F&M pace

on 07/03/2017 2:00 AM
  Dismissed at 18-1, Hurricane Calleigh shot the Lightning Lane to pull off the upset in a career-best 1:52 in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Hurricane Calleigh worked hard for the early lead but was slightly shuffled turning for home and in desperate need of racing home. When David McNeight III guided her to the Lightnin...
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Hannah Miller wins 2 amateur races at Goshen

on 07/03/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday evening, July 2 at the Hall of Fame Banquet on the lawn of the Harness Racing Museum  "Hurricane Hannah" Miller  was presented with the Hall of Fame Amateur Driver's Award for the second consecutive season. Then the next day, she went out and won two amateur driving contests over the famed double oval at Historic Track. "Both horses were very good today,...
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