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Top trotters among Spirit of Mass. eligibles

on 06/12/2017 2:00 AM
Plainridge Park has released the list of eligible horses for its signature event, the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot, which will be contested on Friday (July 28). The roster was confirmed after the second sustaining payments were received on Monday (May 15). Thirty-four horses and geldings and four mares make up the 38 qualified to vie for the nine starting slots in the one-mile...
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Campbell to drive at Goshen on July 2

on 06/12/2017 2:00 AM
The 107th season of racing in Goshen, N.Y., will include the final race in the United States for all-time money-winning driver John Campbell and inductions for harness racing's finest over a long weekend from July 1-4. On Sunday (July 2), John Campbell, whose $299.8 million in purses and 10,662 wins makes him the leading money-winning driver of all time in the world, will race for the final...
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Presto Blue Chip off to good start for Ouriels

on 06/12/2017 2:00 AM
Jeff Smith liked 2-year-old female pacer Presto Blue Chip as she trained down during the winter and the filly’s first trip around the track in race conditions had Smith smiling as well. Presto Blue Chip, a full sister to stakes-winner Missile J purchased for $150,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale, won her first qualifying try of the season in 1:55.4 Monday morning at Gaitway Farm. Brett ...
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Brazuca sets 1:51.3 PA stakes mark at Meadows

on 06/12/2017 2:00 AM
Looking for a sharp prep before tackling the best in her division, Brazuca found the right spot in Monday’s Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows, where she rolled to victory in a stake-record 1:51.3. The $80,000 event for 3-year-old filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Beach Club, Sweetest Emotion and Puff Magic Dragon taking the other splits. Tony Hall enjoyed a stake ...
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Bags To Riches breaks Harrington record

on 06/12/2017 2:00 AM
The opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 3-year-old pacers at Harrington Raceway commenced Monday with three $20,000 divisions. The final division was the fastest as Only Money Inc. and Jason Skinner's Bags To Riches ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) broke the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts with a 1:51.4 victory over Hallie's Comet and Almost Cut My Hair....
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PASS 3YOCT contested at Pocono

on 06/11/2017 2:00 AM
There were no repeat winners in the second preliminary leg of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but three "new shooters" thrust themselves into the upper reaches of the divisional rankings with impressive successes. Dover Dan, a son of Andover Hall out of the immortal C R Kay Suzie (whose world record for baby trotting ...
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Back to back Big M wins for Odds On Equuleus

on 06/11/2017 2:00 AM
Summer-like conditions greeted fans at The Meadowlands on Saturday evening, with temperatures in the low 80's bringing out a large crowd for the annual Beerfest and Battle of the Burgers. Odds on Equuleus (Vinny Ginsburg) made it back-to-back Big M scores with a win in the feature, a $17,500 conditioned event, unleashing a wicked 26 second final kicker to rally up in time for a three-quarter le...
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Roses Are Red, Fan Hanover elims contested

on 06/11/2017 2:00 AM
The top-three finishers, plus a fourth-place finishers, gained access to the Roses Are Red final. Frost Damage Blues came through at 6-1 to win a highly competitive opening elimination of the Roses Are Red. Driver James MacDonald steered the Tom Fanning trainee to victory in 1:50.1. Frost Damage Blues got away sixth and sat in that position for the opening-half mile. Blue Moon Str...
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Favorites dominate in North America Cup elims

on 06/11/2017 2:00 AM
Harness racing's finest three-year-old pacing colts and geldings faced off Saturday at Mohawk to contest three $50,000 eliminations to determine the starters for the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup on June 17. Winning was a breeze for Downbytheseaside and driver David Miller in the first elimination. Downbytheseaside got away fifth as Sports Column marched his way to the early lead,...
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Crazy Wow tops Obrigado in Hill Memorial

on 06/11/2017 2:00 AM
On an absolutely picturesque evening at Eldorado Scioto Downs, Crazy Wow and Chris Page assumed command upon their departure from the gate and did not experience a truly tense moment en route to a powerful 1:52 track record score in the $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial in front of a standing-room only crowd on Saturday (June 10). Defending older trotting champion Obrigado (Mark MacDonald) was se...
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Marion Marauder wins 2017 debut in 1:52.4

on 06/11/2017 2:00 AM
Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winning Marion Marauder returned racing in style, by capturing a $50,000 third leg of the Graduate Series on Sunday, (June 10) at Tioga Downs. The trotting Triple Crown victor and his regular pilot., Scott Zeron, stopped the clock in 1:52.4 with a one-length victory, which illustrated despite an extended vacation, he is prepared to resume his career with exactly the...
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Gingras sweeps baby trots at Meadowlands

on 06/10/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday's Meadowlands baby races began at 10 a.m. on a cloudy morning with slight stretch headwinds and temperatures in the low 70's. Today's trotting races were the Yannick Gingras show as the top Grand Circuit's driver swept all six, hooking up with trainer Jimmy Takter on five of those. Trotting fillies opened the day with a nice looking Chapter Seven filly nam...
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Bill's Man, Devious Man win EBC elims at Vernon

on 06/10/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs would host the Empire Breeders Classic Eliminations for 3 year-old trotting colts on Friday Night (June 9).  Also on this great night would be three divisions of the New York SIre Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies. Bill's Man (Corey Callahan) would win the first of the two EBC Eliminations.  Owned by William Wiswell and M&L of Delaware LLC, the Credit Winner col...
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1:51.2 the norm in Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto

on 06/10/2017 2:00 AM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes—each clocked in 1:51.2—were contested on Saturday night, June 10 at Scioto Downs.  This was Leg 2 of four in the lucrative series for Ohio-bred 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Crowd favorite (3-2) McThriller captured the first OSS division handily with Chris Page at the lines.  Conditioned by Brian Brown, the altered son of...
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Barn Bella breaks 3YOF track record again at Tioga

on 06/10/2017 2:00 AM
Barn Bella (Jim Taggart Jr.) wins the Open Trot ($12,000) at Tioga Downs Saturday night.  Barn Bella is five for five  as a 3 year-old.  At Tioga Downs this year the Conway Hall filly, who is owned by Purple Haze stables along with Nancy and Steve (trainer) Pratt is three for three.  She has either equaled the track record or beaten it in each start.  Tonight she raced t...
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Sweet Of My Heart rebounds in Ont. Gold

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
April and May did not unfold quite the way Paul Reid had hoped, but the trainer is hoping Sweet Of My Heart's Gold Series victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening signals a change in fortune for his three-year-old trotting filly contingent. Heading into Thursday's contest Reid trainees Sweet Of My Heart, Holiday Promise and Winter Sweet Frost had made a total of 11 starts and Holiday...
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MacDonell: Lawrencetown Beach still improving

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
Nine years after coming together to win the Pepsi North America Cup with the great Somebeachsomewhere, the Schooner Stables and Paul MacDonell team up again with Lawrencetown Beach, a lightly raced son Somebeachsomewhere, in Saturday's (June 10) Cup eliminations. Unraced at two, Lawrencetown Beach qualified for the first-time back in February and made his pari-mutuel debut in March with eyes ...
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Family Fun promotions begin Saturday at HoP

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, in its 24th season of live harness racing, will kick start summer weekends with a mix of family fun promotions, entertainment and live harness racing beginning Saturday, June 10, and continuing each weekend through the end of the racing season. In a continued effort to enhance the on-track racing experience to harness racing fans of all ages, Hoosier Park Racing ...
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