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Red Mile stall applications due July 1

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
The Red Mile would like to remind all horsemen that stall applications for the Fall and Grand Circuit meet are due by Saturday, July 1. Everyone racing at The Red Mile must fill out a stall application. The Early meet will commence on July 27with qualifiers occurring on Friday July 21 and Tuesday July 18. Due to limited space, Grand Circuit stall applications must be submitted. Please contact H...
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Framed Art takes Delaware Special in 1:51.4

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
Art and Andrew Stafford's Framed Art ($4.60, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $15,000 Delaware Special Monday (June 26) at Harrington Raceway. Framed Art assumed the early lead from Im Supersonic A, last week's winner, to an opening quarter in 27 seconds. He led the field to the half mile in 55.4 seconds and three-quarters in 1:23.2. "Art" opened up four lengths on the field ...
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Ariana G, DBSS, Mel Mara win big in Sun elims

on 06/25/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G, Mel Mara, and Downbytheseaside were impressive in victories in the Sun Super Stakes eliminations Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a night with a healthy dose of favorites and a sprinkling of longshots as victors. Each of next week's (July 1) championship events on the $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday card – the $500,000 Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace, the $500,000 Earl ...
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Resolve holds off Obrigado at Yonkers

on 06/25/2017 2:00 AM
 The people’s preferences prevailed Saturday night, with Resolve (Ake Svanstedt, $6.20) and Somewhere in L A (Jason Bartlett, $3.80) winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. Double-millionaire Resolve showed no ill effects from his sojourn to Solvalla. Returning to the scene of a Yonkers International Trot world record last Oct., he proved as proficient at eigh...
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Bettor's Edge captures Meadowlands feature

on 06/25/2017 2:00 AM
 Picture perfect weather conditions greeted a large crowd on Saturday evening at The Meadowlands for live racing on the track and the annual Winefest off the track.  The featured event of the night, a conditioned event carrying a purse of $18,000, lived up to expectations with the classy Bettor's Edge (Victor Kirby) surviving a tough journey to score in 1:48.2, just one-fifth of a...
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1-9 Barn Bella breaks, Mamora Bay wins

on 06/25/2017 2:00 AM
All eyes were focused on Barn Bella in the $58,000 first division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 25). But a break in stride by the heavy 1-9 favorite going into the first turn sure changed the entire complexion of the race in a real hurry. Mamora Bay (Sam Schillaci) took advantage of Barn Bella's misfortune and...
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Brent Holland wins 5,000th career race

on 06/24/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Brent Holland won the 5,000th race of his career Friday night, doing so at his place of residence, Yonkers Raceway. Holland and Delightful Dragon ($7.40) lasted on the lead by a scant schnoz in the sixth race, a $40,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, giving the 46-year-old, as of this past Sunday, the milestone in a season’s-best 1:53.2 mile.  The affable Holland is a na...
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Rainbow Room shines in 2YO debut

on 06/24/2017 2:00 AM
Nearly five years after her world champion full sister Somwherovrarainbow won her first career start, Rainbow Room debuted with an eye-catching victory Friday night in the first 2-year-old race of the season at the Meadowlands. Rainbow Room, by Somebeachsomewhere out of Rainbow Blue, had been the talk of the morning after a pair of impressive Meadowlands baby race victories earlier this mon...
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Enoch earns lifetime best in Hoosier victory

on 06/24/2017 2:00 AM
Enoch, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, provided a slight upset in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. With a final time of 1:49.2, Enoch recorded his second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and established a new lifetime mark in the process. Tetrick elected to use off-the-pace tactics with Enoch as he was uninvolved in t...
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Freeze Out wins Yonkers F&M open

on 06/24/2017 2:00 AM
Freeze Out (George Brennan, $13.60) did just that to her rivals Friday night, administering a beating in Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. The field was pared to seven after Betabcool N was scratched lame after the post parade.  Away an early second from what became post position two, Freeze Out found herself third after last week’s victress, I Said Dia...
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Hippodrome 3R to remember Filion

on 06/24/2017 2:00 AM
The staff and management and the horsemen at the Hippodrome 3R will have a special memorial service honoring harness racing legend, Herve Filion, on Sunday. Filion passed away on Thursday at age 77. Filion, who was born and raised in Angers, starting competing as a driver in harness races at age 13 and won his first race at age 14 before becoming become harness racing’s greatest driver. H...
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Walner wins, 2YOs star in Big M qualifiers

on 06/24/2017 2:00 AM
After very early morning rains, Saturday’s qualifying card began just as the clouds parted and the sun shone brightly. The flags wafted in a slight wind with the track wet fast to start, though it was a bit muggy with temps in the mid-70’s. The presence of the top rated 3-year-old trotting colt, Walner, who toured the oval in 1:53, while trotting home in :28.2 into a significant headwind f...
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Daley, Bouchard injured in Saratoga accident

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Drivers Dan Daley and Stephane Bouchard were injured in an accident in Race 4 at Saratoga on Thursday afternoon. Daley and Bouchard were both conscious when they left the racetrack for an area hospital.   Daley's son, Dan, posted the following update on his father's condition on Facebook: "So far we know he has several broken ribs, a cracked clavicle, and a collapsed lung. They'...
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Sylvain Filion wins big in Ontario Sires

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Thursday, June 22, was an emotional day for harness racing driver Sylvain Filion. In the early morning hours the Milton, Ont., resident learned that his uncle, the legendary horseman Herve Filion, had passed away after a prolonged illness. Hours later Sylvain Filion was at Mohawk Racetrack, where he was scheduled to drive in nine of 10 races. In the first race he finished last, but he was the r...
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Tim Hackett, grandson of Curly Smart, dies

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Horseman James Timothy "Tim" Hackett of Cincinnati, Ohio, the grandson of Hall of Famer Curly Smart, passed away on Wednesday, June 14. He was 63.   Born in Delaware, Ohio, on Dec. 12, 1953, Mr. Hackett spent his childhood in Cincinnati, until the family moved to Delaware where he graduated from Delaware Hayes High School in 1972. He also attended the University of Day...
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Buffalo to be "toughest" for Barn Bella

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Barn Bella returns to Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 25) in the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters and she'll be seeking redemption at the half-mile oval. Last year's 2-year-old Sire Stakes champion, Barn Bella broke stride turning for home at Buffalo Raceway in her career debut and finished out of the money, a rare occurrence in her brief 15-race career. But it's bee...
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New look for Yonkers qualifiers

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Qualifiers at Yonkers Raceway are sporting a new look. Over the past several weeks, the track has expanded the use of the second tier in the morning trials as part of an experiment to improve the quality of racing for both bettors and horsepeople.   Traditionally, qualifiers, like overnights races, feature a maximum of eight starters who each have their nose on the gate. Over the past sev...
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Improving Concerto aims for Lynch

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Kelvin Harrison knows Lynch Memorial hopeful Concerto is stepping up in class, but he thinks it could be a stepping stone. Unraced at age 2, Concerto has won four of eight races this season as she prepares for Saturday’s eliminations of the James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. All of Concerto’s victories have come in conditioned races, but t...
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Services announced for Herve Filion

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Funeral services for Hall of Famer Herve Filion will be held next week, with visitation in Freehold, NJ, and then the funeral in his native land of Quebec. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 28, from 2-7 pm at Freeman Funeral Home, 47 E. Main St., Freehold. The visitation will be followed by a procession to Freehold Raceway for a final lap around the track for Filion. All are invited to m...
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Dapper Dude captures Meadows feature

on 06/23/2017 2:00 AM
Fifth by six lengths when he launched his relentless uncovered move, Dapper Dude nailed Lincolnjames in the shadow of the wire to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Lincolnjames opened a two-length lead turning for home, but a :26.2 opening panel over a sloppy surface left him vulnerable to Dapper Dude’s pressure. The 8-yea...
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