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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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Lord Cromwell huge winner in Landmark at Goshen

on 07/03/2017 2:00 AM
Lord Cromwell and driver Jason Bartlett left no doubt as to the best horse in the $17,747 Landmark Series for 3-year-old trotting colts on Monday afternoon (July 3) at Goshen Historic Track. They led the field at every fraction (:30.3, 1:01.1, 1:30) to win by 10-3/4 lengths in 1:59.1. The winners of the other seven divisions were Keystone Phoenix, Coach Cummings, Make Music K, Real Rayenbow, R...
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Ohio Sires Stakes provide thrills & fast miles

on 07/02/2017 2:00 AM
Drunk On Your Love (pictured) kept his winning streak alive as he captured the third leg of his Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) division on Saturday night (July 1) at Northfield Park. Four $40,000 divisions for Ohio-bred 3-year-old pacing colts were contested on the clear, balmy summer evening at the Cleveland half-miler. Owned by Mark Ford and Jason Settlemoir, Drunk On Your Love had won his ...
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Ville Valo, St Lads Moonwalk shine at the Big M

on 07/02/2017 2:00 AM
Heavy rains loomed over the beginning of the post John Campbell era on Saturday night at The Meadowlands, before moving out after the first two races, making way for a 'good' track for the remainder of the program. The co-featured 'Dash for the G Notes' Final went for a purse of $17,500 in the sixth race of the night, where Ville Valo romped by six lengths in 1:49.3 in a down the road effort. H...
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Clear Vision wins 55G open pace at Yonkers

on 07/02/2017 2:00 AM
  Favorite Clear Vision (George Brennan, $4.30) went the distance Saturday night (July 1st), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from assigned post position No. 5, Clear Vision made his way around Betterlatethnnever (Eric Goodell) as the race turned into a two-speed number (:27.2, 56.3, 1:24.2, 1:52). The final margin was a length-and-three-quarters, w...
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Sport's best honored at Hall of Fame

on 07/02/2017 2:00 AM
On a sultry Sunday (July 2) midsummer’s evening in the Hudson River Valley, inductions for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame were conducted. The sole inductee into the Living Hall of Fame was Brian Sears, one of the sport’s elite drivers over the course of the last 15 years. Joining Sears were Communicators Hall of Fame inductees Steve Wolf and Gordon Waterstone; and Living Horse Hall of ...
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Campbell wins final US start at Historic Track

on 07/02/2017 2:00 AM
In his final U.S. drive, John Campbell won for the 10,668th time, adding a final win to his career as harness racing’s top money-winning driver in the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot at Goshen (N.Y.) Historic Track. The race, contested for Hall of Fame drivers, capped off a career of over 40 years for Campbell, with 38 seasons of more than $1 million in purse earnings and a ...
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Mac's Jackpot takes lifetime best in Tompkins Geers

on 07/02/2017 2:00 AM
Jim Marohn Jr. and Scott Zeron would each win two divisions of the Tompkins-Geers Stake at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (July 2). Marohn would be the first to win taking Mac's Jackpot (Somebeachsomewhere) and going almost the whole way in the lead during the first of two divisions worth $33,935 for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, Mac's Jackpot ($4.70), who is owned Jeffrey Snider and t...
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Campbell wins on last night driving at Big M

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
John Campbell didn’t mind a slow pace Friday night (June 30). This drive was special.  It was his final trip to The Meadowlands Racetrack winner’s circle. Campbell, the leading money-winning driver in harness racing history and winningest driver in the history of The Meadowlands, raced at the Big M for the final time Friday. He capped his career at the North Jersey oval in storyb...
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Fellow drivers join Campbell in winner's circle

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
It only seemed fitting that John Campbell, the greatest driver in harness racing history, would end his Hall of Fame career with a win. But since he's John Campbell, he did one better and won the final two races on Friday (June 30). Campbell lowered the curtain on his career by winning with Muscle High and Muscle Diamond in his final two drives on Friday night at The Meadowlands in front of fam...
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Sudden Change N wins Tioga's $12K feature

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Sudden Change N (Jim Taggert Jr) makes a late four wide move to steal the Fillie's and Mare's Open at Tioga Downs on Saturday Night June 30. Gweneeee J (Jim Meittinis) took the lead just after the first quarter and lead all the way to the top of the stretch.  The pacers went four wide in stretch.  Yes You Can (Tom Jackson) shot out first to claim the lead but Sudden Change N ($15....
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Grand Circuit rolls into Tioga on Sunday

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
With a break in the Sires Stakes schedule in both New York and Pennsylvania, the Tompkins-Geers stakes for three-year-old pacers has attracted a bounty of both fillies and colts to race at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 2. Twenty six fillies were entered and split three ways as races four, six and eight on the card each for a purse of over $25,000. Trainer Linda T...
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Top colts & fillies impress Sat. morning at M1

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies edition #5 began at 9:30 under overcast skies with a slight breeze nudging them down the stretch and temps in the high 70's. Early arrivals were treated to a 1:52ish training mile by Huntsville who currently sits atop the "Road To The Meadowlands Pace" leaderboard. Held out of the Hempt elimination and final races, trainer Ray Schnittker sent driver Tim Tetrick out...
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Minore and Wygant Prince win NAADA Trot

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
It's not that Wygant Prince hasn't been a valuable commodity but in recent seasons the 10 year old has had only one win in 57 previous starts ,but the altered son of SJ's Photo put on his trotting shoes Friday night (June 30) in the NAADA Trot at Yonkers Raceway and turned the tables on those who have previously kept him out of the winners circle. With owner, and longtime amateur driver Pau...
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Rip This Joint takes Meadows $13,000 pace

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Rip This Joint attacked the leader, Deseronto, first-over, then overtook him in deep stretch to capture Saturday's (July 1) feature, a $13,000 conditioned pace, at The Meadows. Even with his strong uncovered bid from third, Rip This Joint trailed by 2-1/2 lengths at the top of the stretch. The 4-year-old Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding responded to Mike Wilder's urging and downed...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A romps In Buffalo feature

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Itsonlyrollrocknroll A ($2.50) took advantage of the luck of the draw in the $9,000 Preferred Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (July 1) and crushed the field in 1:54.20.   After getting strapped with the seven and eight posts the past two weeks, Itsonlyrocknroll A (Larry Stalbaum) finally drew the pylons and set sail from the rail in easily defeating Lucky King (Ron Beback ...
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Fear The Dragon roars in Hempt Memorial

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
After losing for the first time this season in last week's Max C. Hempt Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers, Fear The Dragon was right back to winning form in Saturday's (July 1) final, capturing the $500,000 event by three-quarters of a length over Funknwaffles in 1:49.3 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Donttellmeagain finished third and Miso Fast was fourth. Fea...
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Agent Q pulls away to win Lynch Memorial

on 07/01/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q and driver David Miller made a sustained first-over drive pay off in Saturday's (July 1) $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers, taking the lead coming off the final turn and pulling away from the field in the stretch to win by three lengths in 1:51 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Caviart Ally, a 196-1 longshot, finished second and 14-1 Brazuca was third. ...
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