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Pacer Financial celebrates at Winbak Farm

on 06/16/2017 2:00 AM
Joe and JoAnn Thomson, owners of Winbak Farm (one of North America’s largest Standardbred farms), and Pacer Financial, have a lot to celebrate. Pacer Financial is a national sales company bringing unique solutions to the financial marketplace (i.e. exchange traded funds "ETFs"). ETFs are the fastest growing product in financial services today. Pacer Financial just celebrated its second birthday...
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Spoonful, Master Clave top DSBF winners

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old trotters went behind the gate Wednesday at Harrington Raceway to complete their first elimination leg.   The first filly division went to Spoonful ($3.40, Les Givens), who held off Luv Is Blind for her eighth career win in 2:00.2. Gogh Cinorita was third. Trained by her driver, Spoonful, a daughter of Po...
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Friday night fun at the Meadowlands

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Friday night at the Meadowlands offers mixed breed racing with camels and ostriches joining the Standardbred horses to compete over the mile oval.   The Standardbreds are well represented by a solid field of six trotters in the fourth race, a conditioned trot for a purse of $15,000.   Leading the way is fan favorite Market Share who with more than $3.7 million ...
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EBC finals on tap Sunday at Vernon Downs

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
The rich finals of the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC), a New York-sired event for 3-year-old trotters will be raced as a part of the Father's Day card on Sunday at Vernon Downs.   Ten fillies will compete in the first of the pair of finals (Race 8) for a purse of $228,250 with Barn Bella the obvious choice despite the disadvantage of starting from the far outside post nine. The Conway...
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3YO filly trotters vie in OSS action at Northfield

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
A pair of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions will be featured Saturday night at Northfield Park. A total of 16 sophomore trotting fillies will line up behind the Cleveland half-miler starting gate for the two events—set as races three and seven—with a post time of 6 p m. (EDT).   Of those 16 diagonally-gaited distaffs, only three will be making their first start...
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Cousin Mary to make open debut at Yonkers

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Standout 4-year-old pacing mare Cousin Mary will make her debut in Yonkers Raceway's $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace Friday night. The Andrew Harris trainee is set to return to the Hilltop Oval for the first time since she swept the Petticoat Series in March. Since then, Cousin Mary completed another series sweep, this time in the Bobby Weiss Series at Pocono Downs. She sports 11 win...
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Tetrick talks about NA Cup fav Huntsville

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick knows Huntsville will face challenges in Saturday's C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup. His goal is to make the race even more challenging for those that oppose him.   "It's like a chess match," said Tetrick, who will drive 8-5 morning line favorite Huntsville in the season's first major open stakes event for 3-year-old male pacers. "I try to drive three or four horses ...
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Golf tourney info for NJ, Delaware, PA

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Its golfing season and tournaments for harness racing folks are on the calendar. The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey's (SBOANJ) annual outing is set for July 10 at Gambler Ridge Golf Club in Cream Ridge, NJ.   Proceeds from the SBOANJ event benefit the organization's Horsemen's Benevolent Fund and TrotPAC. Next up is the second annual Ben St...
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Alagna hopes for early speed in NA Cup

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna is set to make his fifth appearance in the $1,000,000 Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 17 when he sends Western Hill, a Western Ideal gelding from the Art Major mare Cosmo Blue Chip, from post nine with Doug McNair driving the 20-1 morning-line shot.   In 2013, Alagna won with, the favorite, Captaintreacherous and was third with stable mate Wake Up Peter. He is ...
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Inside look at NA Cup in Weekend Preview!

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is set for Saturday night at Mohawk, as well as finals of other major stakes such as the Fan Hanover, Goodtimes, Roses Are Red and Armbro Flight. You will surely want to download the free past performance pages for the races courtesy of Trackmaster, and to do that, you need to click below to go to the latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The NA Cup is the...
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Mistress Valentine best in Plainridge feature

on 06/15/2017 2:00 AM
A reversal of strategy produced favorable results as Mistress Valentine raced to victory under cover in the $12,000 trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon. Mistress Valentine (Mark Eaton) left as usual, but when Guiltywithanexcuse (Greg Merton) pulled from second to try for the lead at the quarter-pole there was no argument. Eaton and his usually front-running mare let Merton...
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Literally wins Grassroots 3FT at Mohawk

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
While three-year-old trotting filly Literally may not be poised to follow in the footsteps of her illustrious elder brother Dont Rush, the Dustin Jones trainee earned her second Ontario Sires Stakes trophy with a Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. A Justice Hall half-sister to two-time Ontario Sires Stakes division champion Dont Rush, who is closing in on $700,000 in car...
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Shesjustadelight N wins Plainridge feature

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
Shesjustadelight N was one of the stars of Yonkers Blue Chip Matchmaker Series earlier this year after winning two legs and making the final. With a freshening month off, she's back and rolling with a second-place finish last week in the Mares Open at Yonkers and now a win in the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (June 13). Shesjustadelight N (R...
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#SendItIn shirts on sale to benefit McKee Fund

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
Racing fans can purchase #SendItIn t-shirts from eBay, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to the McKee Fund, to benefit the family of the late Sam McKee.   "We originally got in a small supply of these shirts to use for online contests at Pompano, and many people started asking if they were available for purchase. Although originally not part of the plan, if we can sell...
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Bettor's Up ready to battle in Fan Hanover

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
Following a second-place finish to odds-on favorite Tequila Monday in an elimination for the Fan Hanover last week, Bettor's Up, a Bettors Delight filly from the Western Hanover mare Fresh Ideal, returns for the $440,000 final on Saturday's North America Cup undercard.   "She was a pretty good filly last year—she won in 1:51 in a division of Pennsylvania Sires (Stakes at The ...
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Enterprise hopes to exit a winner in Goodtimes

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
When he first began racing, Enterprise sometimes looked for the quickest way to exit the track. Over time, though, he seems to have settled for the fastest way to the winner's circle.   Enterprise is five-for-five in his career as he heads to Saturday's $251,000 Goodtimes Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario. Last week the Marcus Melander-trained c...
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Yonkers to introduce new finish line

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is moving the finish line…for starters. The Raceway has, if you shall pardon the pun, put the finishing touches on the new finish line. The project, which has been approved by the New York State Gaming Commission, shall see the current line moved up the track by 105 feet, meaning the length of the stretch decreases from 660 to 555 feet. With the ‘new line' (and new quart...
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Mac Deeno earns life mark in Meadows trot

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
  Mac Deeno wore down the leader, Mike The Trader, with a sustained uncovered bid and went on to victory in Wednesday's feature, a $13,000 conditioned trot, at The Meadows. Mac Deeno was fifth by 5 lengths when Tony Hall tipped him off the cones. He collared Mike The Trader at the top of the lane and downed him by 2-1/4 lengths in a career-fastest 1:54.2. Classic Banker finished t...
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Classy Lane Rose wins F&MOP at Buffalo

on 06/14/2017 2:00 AM
It was a family affair in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open Pace for the ladies on Wednesday night (June 14) as three generations of the Monti lineage had a part in Classy Lane Rose's victory. Owned by grandfather Carl Monti, trained by son Darrin Monti and driven by grandson Drew Monti, Classy Lane Rose ($6.50) exploded midway down the lane and put away V'La Faire (Wade Tomaszewski...
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Driving Miss Crazy takes Pocono distaff

on 06/13/2017 2:00 AM
The ladies had their turn in the spotlight on a warm Monday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Little Joke picking up her second straight win in the $14,000 distaff claiming handicap pace, and Driving Miss Crazy paying immediate dividends on a claim by leading a blanket finish in the $14,000 claiming handicap trot. Little Joke, a winner a level below Monday's in a lifetime bes...
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