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Miller repeats as Museum's Amateur Driver

on 06/20/2017 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive year, Hannah Miller has been named the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame Amateur Driving Champion.   Amateur drivers from driving clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada compete for the Museum's Amateur Driving Championship. It is won each year by the amateur driver donating the most driver's commissions to the Museum. Previous winners are Edward B. Ru...
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Trio sweeps DSBF divisions at Harrington

on 06/20/2017 2:00 AM
Owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday (June 20) at Harrington Raceway. King's Lillisbagsrpacked ($3, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first split in 1:55.1 over Giga Spin and A Lady Sizzling. Trained by Jim King Jr., the daughter of Roddy's Bags...
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Chris Brewer-Lehman, 81, dies

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
Chris Brewer-Lehman, 81 of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., formerly of South Fallsburg, N.Y. and Boca Raton, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 14. She was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Max A. Brewer and survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Charles D. Lehman. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., and reared in Flourtown, Pa., Mrs. Brewer-Lehman attended Springfield High School in Erdenheim, Pa...
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Treviso, Overdraft Volo take PASS 3FT

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
The Muscle Massive filly Treviso is the only sophomore trotting miss to have a win in each of the three preliminaries of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes after a 1:54.2 victory Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while the other division was taken by Overdraft Volo in 1:54.3.   Despite winning her two previous Sire Stakes prelims, and a Currier and Ives division in between, Treviso was...
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Marcia Stearns, widow of Bruce Stearns, dies

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
Marcia Louise (Bickford) Stearns of Lawrenceville, N.J., died Saturday (June 17), after a long illness. She was 76. Born and raised in Wolfeboro, N.H., she graduated from Brewster Academy and earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. Mrs. Stearns began her career teaching elementary school in Farmington, N.H. Later she was elected Town Clerk of Hampstead, N.H and served two ...
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Plainridge gears up for $250K Spirit of Mass. Trot

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
During its 18-year history, Plainridge Park had been considered mostly a "B" track, hosting horses that may have been overmatched at other venues. However as a direct result of the Race Horse Development Fund, expanded gaming in Massachusetts and the persistent hard work of all the horsemen and horsewomen in the state, Plainridge Park has now positioned itself as one of the more competitive tr...
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Big M announces out-of-competition requirements

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is announcing that all horses entered in the following stakes; Graduate Finals Trot & Pace, Meadowlands Pace, Mistletoe Shalee, WR Haughton Memorial, Golden Girls, Stanley Dancer Memorial and Del Miller Memorial will be required to be stabled at an approved training facility within a 150-mile radius of the Meadowlands by 8 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, July 3, and be made avai...
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Ariana G to take on boys in Beal eliminations

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
The very best trotters and pacers in North American harness racing will be converging on The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono the next two Saturdays, with elimination races being held this Saturday in order to qualify horses to participate in the Sun Stakes Saturday supercard on July 1.   The $500,000 Franklin Pace for free-for-allers, the $500,000 Hempt Pace for 3-year-old colts an...
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All smiles at Gaitway qualifiers

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
Dave Van Wart walked away from Gaitway Farm wearing a broad smile this Monday morning, but that’s not unusual. Van Wart, who grew up near the training facility and still lives in the area, has owned harness racing horses for the past six years and spends as much time as possible watching them prepare for the races at trainer Tom Fanning’s stable. "This is my stress relief," he said with...
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Lord Of The Reigns, Fraser Ridge win OSS

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
James Beluscak and Bob Carson’s Lord Of The Reigns crept up the rail to win in a lifetime-best 1:55.2 at odds of 14-1 in the first of two $40,000 Ohio Sire Stakes (OSS) on a blustery Monday afternoon at Scioto Downs.   Conversely, the 1-5 favorite, Fraser Ridge, did as expected by capturing the second division handily in 1:56.   A total of 16 three-year-old colts and ge...
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Daiymir fastest in DSBF divisions

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
The second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings was completed Monday at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions. The first division pitted a match-up between the class's two heavyweights, Bags To Riches and Daiymir, both of whom won their eliminations impressively last week. When the dust settled, Daiymir ($2.80, Montre...
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Shesasmokinlady three-peats at The Meadows

on 06/19/2017 2:00 AM
Shesasmokinlady quarter-poled to the front and widened her lead late en route to her third-straight victory in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Shesasmokinlady withstood a serious challenge from the first-over Lakeisha Hall and, under the urging of trainer-driver Ray Paver, drew off in mid-stretch to down the rallying Hurricane Calleigh by 1 1/2 le...
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Lady Shadow wins Roses Are Red 3 straight years

on 06/18/2017 2:00 AM
Lady Shadow overcame a first-up trip to win the $365,000 Roses Are Red Final for the third year in a row Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:48.4 Lady Shadow floated off the gate towards the center of the field while Call Me Queen Be was sent for the front in :25.3. Soon overtaken by Nike Franco N midway down the backstretch, Lady Shadow soon edged off the rail and began a first-over advance ...
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Tell Us More winningest horse of 2017 season

on 06/18/2017 2:00 AM
Tell Us More leads all North American harness horses in 2017 victories after he won his 13th race of the campaign Saturday (June 17) night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking one of two $18,000 claiming pace features in 1:50.4. George Napolitano Jr. sent the altered son of Tell All to the lead past the :26.2 quarter and the pair was typically ruthless from there, posting middle split...
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Fear The Dragon tops Huntsville in NA Cup

on 06/18/2017 2:00 AM
Fear The Dragon, driven by David Miller, defeated the bettor’s choice Huntsville by a three-quarters of a length to capture the prestigious $1 million Pepsi North America Cup in 1:48.4, Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Trained by Delaware, Ohio’s Brian Brown, Fear The Dragon, gave his conditioner his first Cup victory and his driver back-to back Cup wins. Miller, who now has two trop...
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Rubber Duck takes Sunday trot feature

on 06/18/2017 2:00 AM
Westchester Sundays returned (June 18), with an out-every-step Rubber Duck (Joe Bongiorno, $47) winning Yonkers Raceway’s $68,000 Open Handicap Trot. The Father’s Day marquee trot was the first race of the afternoon, one of four ‘French’ trots going at the mile-and-one-quarter distance. It looked much different early as 3-4 choice Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett) jumped it off from the p...
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Devious Man, Barn Bella take Empire finals

on 06/18/2017 2:00 AM
Reigning New York champions Devious Man and Barn Bella demonstrated why they possess the crowns in their divisions with extremely impressive victories in their Empire Breeders Classic finals, worth $252,000 and $228,250, respectively on Sunday (June 18) afternoon at Vernon Downs. In fact, Barn Bella equaled champion Check Me Out's track standard of 1:51.3, while Devious Man was just off world c...
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I Said Diamonds takes Yonkers mare feature

on 06/17/2017 2:00 AM
I Said Diamonds (Matt Kakaley, $7) went up and over laboring lasses Friday night (June 16), winning, at first seasonal purse asking, Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. This was the first local live program since a May 28 matinee and debuted the new start/finish line, which shortened the stretch by some 105 feet from 660 to 555 feet. Unhurried from post position four...
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Market Share captures Meadowlands trot

on 06/17/2017 2:00 AM
One is closing in on $3.8 million in lifetime earnings. The other has a hump. But both Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian champion, and Guyanastan Gal, the 2017 Cameltonian champ, shared the spotlight on Friday night at the Meadowlands. In the featured $15,000 conditioned trot, Market Share was last in the compact field of six through the opening half mile. Roundtown Rocker fronted the field th...
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Tempus Seelster 1:51.4 winner at Tioga

on 06/17/2017 2:00 AM
Tempts Seelster, driven by Tom Jackson, won the Fillies and Mares Open II ($9,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday night (June 16). The 4-year-old mare by Big Jim sat behind front runner K J's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) from the outset. Tempus Seelster ($11.20) who is owned by the Holland Racing Stable and trained by Tony Dinges, shot out of the pocket at the top of the stretch and blew by K J's Carol...
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