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Nice Trip gives Allan Davis 2,000th winning drive

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Allan Davis registered his 2,000th career win aboard Nice Trip ($6) Tuesday (June 27) in 1:55.4 at Harrington Raceway. Nice Trip edged clear of pacesetter Together Again N in mid-stretch for her third win of the season, giving Davis, the Smyrna, Del., native, the milestone. Davis, 41, is currently third in the Harrington driver standings behind Victor Kirby and Ross Wolfenden. Brian Mal...
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David Miller '17 Delaware Wall of Fame honoree

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
Four-time Little Brown Jug champion driver, David Miller has been selected as the 33rd Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair. Miller, 52, is the all-time leading driver at the Delaware County Fair. Among his 218 career wins are a pair of Jugette titles, four Old Oaken Buckets, two Buckettes and twenty Standardbred events. The native of Columbus, Ohio won his f...
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LMC Mass Gem, Magic Night win Ontario Gold

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Louis-Philippe Roy piloted two Ontario Sires Stakes winners at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening during a sophomore trotting colt contest that saw all three winners collect their first-ever Gold Series trophy. Roy's first victory came in the second $67,200 Gold division with LMC Mass Gem, who survived a tough trip to secure his second lifetime and first Ontario Sires Stakes victory...
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Classic Carpet big upset winner at Pocono

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
Anthony Napolitano increased his lead in the 2017 Pocono Drivers Longshot Derby when he brought home Classic Carpet at a $57.20 win mutuel in taking the $12,500 top conditioned pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night. Classic Carpet had been racing as high as "FMnw17500L5" as recently as six weeks ago, but her form tailed off. She must have regained confidence beating the bott...
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Ariana G set for another race against the boys

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G starts Saturday's $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old trotters from an unfavorable spot, but trainer Jimmy Takter is confident the filly can step up and defeat eight male rivals in one of the season's few remaining preps for August's Hambletonian.   No female trotter has ever competed in the Beal Memorial final in its seven-year history. Ariana G, who received th...
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Hundreds of millennials at Meadowlands last week

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
The second annual Millennial Night at the Meadowlands, held this past Saturday (June 24), by all accounts can be deemed a success.   A total of ten $1,000 scholarships were awarded, as well as a total of $5,000 in prize money in the form of a free handicapping contest. The $15,000 was sponsored in full by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms. Hundreds of millennials-- ages 30 an...
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Dustlanemissmolly gives elders a lesson at Buffalo

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
Dustlanemissmolly may have been the youngest participant in the $10,000 Open Pace for the mares on Wednesday night (June 28) at Buffalo Raceway but she was also the fastest and taught her elders a lesson in taking a head victory over Susie's Delight in 1:55.4. The 4-year-old Dustlanemissmolly served the youth well as she went gate-to-wire for Buffalo Raceway's leading driver Larry Stalbau...
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Wilberforce explodes late, wins Meadows feature

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
  Wilberforce followed live cover, then exploded out of the final turn to capture Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Conditioned Trot. Wilberforce was fifth down the backside when Dave Palone moved him behind the first-over Tall Cotton. When his cover stalled, the 5-year-old Caviar Crown-Rose Run Imprint gelding went wide and found another gear, scoring in 1:54.3. Tric...
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Meadowlands offers Vernon for meeting testing rule

on 06/28/2017 2:00 AM
In an effort to make conforming with The Meadowlands' Out Of Competition (OOC) testing requirements easier and less expensive, arrangements have been made for trainers to stable horses coming from outside the established 150 mile radius in the Vernon Downs barn area for that period of time. There will be no charge for stalls and a discounted hotel rate of $20 per night at the Vernon Downs h...
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Action Majesty's 1:54 fastest Ontario Gold

on 06/27/2017 2:00 AM
James MacDonald climbed onto the race bike behind Future Headlines for the first time at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and piloted the three-year-old pacing filly to her first victory of the year in a personal best 1:54.1. Starting from post 2 in the first of two $95,600 Gold Series divisions, MacDonald was able to follow post-sitter Fade into the first turn. Content to shadow Fade ...
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Southwind Warsaw steps up for victory

on 06/27/2017 2:00 AM
Horses claimed out of their last start were noses apart in the $14,000 featured claiming handicap trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday, with Southwind Warsaw overcoming a step up in class to hang the smallest possible margin of defeat on What A Peach in 1:57.1. What A Peach was either a peach or the pits in his last six starts for trainer Jason Robinson – second, break, win, brea...
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Fair Winds Farm, Hogan Equine team up for outreach

on 06/27/2017 2:00 AM
The last weekend in June was outreach time at Fair Winds Farm, in Cream Ridge, NJ, for nearly 400 visitors. Fair Winds' owner, Mark Mullen, teamed up with Dr. Patty Hogan's Hogan Equine Clinic, located on the grounds of the farm, to open their doors to the public and hold a workshop for future equine health professionals. On Saturday (June 24), high school students spent the morni...
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Resolve, Crazy Wow draw 1-2 in Cleveland trot

on 06/27/2017 2:00 AM
Northeast Ohio's newest premier race, the Cleveland Trotting Classic, will go to post Saturday (July 1) at Northfield Park. The Classic carries a $185,000 purse and has attracted some of the best veteran trotters in North America. The Grand Circuit race is the featured event on a program that includes four $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers. Resolve drew post one a...
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Mach It So taking a shot in Franklin final

on 06/27/2017 2:00 AM
He might not be the same beast he was in the past, but Mach It So still has a little King Kong in him. Mach It So, an 7-year-old gelding with 36 career wins and $1.81 million in earnings, faces eight foes in Saturday's $500,000 Ben Franklin Stakes for older male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Trained by Jeff Bamond Jr. for owner Bamond Racing, Mach It So starts from post five with ...
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2CT Count On Cody wins PM race in 2:00.3

on 06/27/2017 2:00 AM
Glidinthruparadise followed the first-over cover of Bessie, then overtook her in mid-stretch to capture her second straight victory in Tuesday’s (June 27) $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Glidinthruparadise broke stride in three straight starts before righting the ship in her last outing, a conditioned event. On Tuesday, she looked mor...
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With hobbles, Rose Run Parker back winning

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
It's unusual to see a major equipment change made in midseason on a winner of $856,065. But perhaps that's why Ron Burke isn't just another trainer. Burke put trotting hobbles on the veteran Jailhouse Jesse gelding Rose Run Parker after the horse broke in two straight starts, and the equipment seemed to help straighten out the trotter as he won the $20,000 featured event at The Downs at Moh...
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Boli back winning, takes Saratoga Open

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
Boli (Kadabra) was one of the trotting stars at the Isle of Pompano Park in Florida this season for trainer Dan Hennessey. The 5-yeaer-old trotter returned to Saratoga earlier this month and finished second and third in his two tries in the Saratoga Open Trot but was a beaten favorite both times.   On Sunday afternoon, Boli was once again the public's top choice and driver Wally Hen...
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Rodney Mitchell Jr., owner of Danae, dies

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
Rodney Mitchell Jr., 65, who owned 2007 Hambletonian Oaks winner Danae, passed away Wednesday, June 21, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., after a short illness.   Mitchell was born on April 10, 1952, in Dover, Del., son of the late Kathryn and Rodney Mitchell Sr. He was a successful land developer and stable owner. In addition to Danae, he also campaigne...
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Allergic to horses, but still enjoying them

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
Allergies prevent Ross Scheuerman from working with horses, but not from enjoying them. Scheuerman, who on Sunday began his second season as a running back with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, since childhood has followed his family's exploits in harness racing. Among his favorite memories is traveling with his grandfather, trainer Del Cote, to watch pacer Next Flight compete...
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Outrider's horse was once in jeopardy

on 06/26/2017 2:00 AM
On Nov. 20, 2015, Missy Rothfuss was scrolling through Facebook when a video of a Palomino being ridden caught her eye. She decided to watch the video closer, only to see the horse was skinny, every bone could be seen, and in overall poor health. The horse had no name, just a number and it was number 64. Number 64 was in a kill pen and only had a couple of days for someone to bail him out. Miss...
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