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City Kid does the dirty work at Buffalo

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
City Kid showed he's not afraid of doing the dirty work, literally. For the second straight week, City Kid ($3.40) trudged around the sloppy Buffalo Raceway half mile oval and took the $8,200 featured trot on Friday evening (April 7). After scoring an impressive 3-1/4 length win last week in the off going, City Kid (Larry Stalbaum) spanked the field this time around, registering an eas...
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Yonkers' Friday led by Blue Chip Matchmaker

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up Round 4 Friday night (April 7h), with a pair of $40,000 divisions. This penultimate prelim event offered a different look, notably one less grouping as some of the marquee ma'ams (co-leader Bedroomconfessions and third-place lass Regil Elektra) taking the week off. The opening event saw the millionairess formerly known as Krispy App...
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Canwood, Miss Da Line score upsets at Meadows

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Canwood (9-1) and Miss Da Line (8-1) got the Princess Pablano Trot off to a rousing start Wednesday at The Meadows when they scored upset victories in their $15,000 opening-leg divisions. The series for 3-year-old fillies honors Princess Pablano, long a top performer at The Meadows and still active for trainer Tyler Stillings and owner Rags To Riches Of PA. Using Lasix for the first time,...
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Willow Mill Anna, Spoonful win DSBF prelims

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Breeder, owner, trainer Gordon Barrett put Donnie Long in the bike to drive Willow Mill Anna and the combination clicked for a 2:02.3 triumph in the first of two $20,000  Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg Three-Year-Old Filly Trot preliminaries with Spoonful notching a 2:00.2 victory in the second division. Hollywood Highway won the $15,000 trot on the Wednesday, April 5 ...
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Meadowlands explains High Five pool snafu

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Due to an error at Sportech's hub in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the Meadowlands 5th race Jackpot Super High Five pool was mistakenly paid out in full last Saturday to 23 winning tickets.   By rule, the wager pays out in full only when there is a single winning ticket. Otherwise, 75 percent of the net pool is paid out to the multiple winning tickets while the remaining 25 pe...
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Wind Surfer breezes home late for 50th win

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Wind Surfer trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the 10th race at Northfield Park on Wednesday. The 12-year-old veteran, with 277 career starts, also has 44 seconds and 40 third-place finishes.   Wind Surfer (Muscles Yankee-Windsurfing VC-Balanced Image) has career earnings of $946,612 with a lifetime mark of 1:53.4 at The Meadows at age four. The trotter's richest win ...
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Top trotters battle at Meadowlands Friday

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Friday signals the weekly start to live racing at the Meadowlands. The weekend begins with an 11-race offering led by a quality field of eight in the seventh race, a $20,000 conditioned trot.   The first quarter of the racing season has seen a parade of stars command the trotting ranks with Muscles Diamond, Crosby's Clam Bake, B Yoyo and Opulent Yankee trading blows at the top throu...
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Highalator ready for another Weiss leg Sunday

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
When most people possess an exciting 3-year-old pacing colt that could position himself to become a world champion and a stakes winner they are brimming with pride and joy as the ultimate, yet elusive reward of this business just may be in their grasp. The Dombecks and Biers, however, are well acquainted with the peaks and valleys that are the chief component of this sport and can certainly sp...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Point leader Missile J is sitting out this week's leg of the Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway, and with a win or second, Soto is poised to take the top spot in the standings. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Soto's trainer, Eric Ell, talks to Gordon Waterstone about his over-achieving pacer and why he never expected to have a Levy starter. Kathy Parker caught up ...
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Tataria takes Saratoga feature for Beckwith

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Tataria (Four Starzzz Shark) cruised to victory in the feature on the Thursday (April 6) matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Melissa Beckwith trained mare prevailed last week in her second local start while competing in the $10,000 claiming level. She was up in company this week to compete in the $9,500 feature for distaffers.  Tataria got the pocket trip behind the race’s ...
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Hot Mess Hanover fastest in Weiss splits

on 04/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Cantab Hall filly Hot Mess Hanover looked anything but a mess upon coming in to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, taking the fastest of the three $15,000 divisions of the first leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs in 1:56.3.   Andrew McCarthy re-tucked his charge in the pocket around a gapper in the third quarter, then set her sights on pacesetting Th...
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DSBF 3FP prelims held at Dover Downs

on 04/05/2017 2:00 AM
Logan's Girl won her second $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old preliminary pace while 40-1 Lunar Phase upset odds-on favorite Spanish Dream in the second of four divisions at Dover Downs on Tuesday.   JoAnn Looney-King's Logan Girl made it two-in-a-row in DSBF prelims, three straight overall and 10 wins in 12 lifetime starts in her career. Vic Kirby dr...
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USTA to hold announcing workshop at Big M

on 04/05/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association, in conjunction with the Meadowlands Racetrack, will conduct a workshop for those interested in learning to call races on Saturday, June 17, at the Meadowlands.   The workshop, open to all ages, will be conducted by Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway announcer Ken Warkentin, who has called more than 200,000 Standardbred and Thoroughbred races, including 1...
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Sears looks to return to sulky next week

on 04/05/2017 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame-bound driver Brian Sears plans to return from his winter hiatus next week following an extended break in North Carolina. Sears last raced Nov. 29 at Yonkers Raceway.   Sears had laser eye surgery in December and expected to return to action in February, but decided to prolong his time off until April. He spent part of his break in Pinehurst, where he made trips to the local h...
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Bartlett wins 6 at Yonkers

on 04/04/2017 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won six races—five by himself (and his horse)—during Yonkers Raceway's Monday night  program.   After a sixth-place finish in the opener, Bartlett won the $14,500, second-race trot with Sixteen Mikes ($4.20) in 1:58.1. He then finished third in the third race before he and season-debuting Cultural Paradise ($8 as part of dead-heat) hit the line simultaneously...
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Boli captures Pompano Open Trot

on 04/04/2017 2:00 AM
Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, stalked the pacesetting Tater Twister, handled by Mike Simons, through fractions of :28, :56.2 and 1:24.4 and edged by that one late to score a half-length victory in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night, tripping the timer in 1:54.2, a new lifetime mark.   Sooo Handsome, with Rick Plano in the sulky, finished third, 3 ½ lengths...
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OSRC reschedules out-of-competition forum

on 04/04/2017 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission's (OSRC) open forum on out-of-competition testing has been rescheduled from April 5 to April 24 at 10 a.m., at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High Street, Room 1960, in Columbus.   The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen's associations and the public, and will take place immediately after the OSRC's monthly meeting agenda has been tran...
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A lot of Custard in Henry The Dragon

on 04/04/2017 2:00 AM
There will always be a special place in Montrell Teague's heart for Custard The Dragon. The pacer was the first open stakes winner driven by Teague, who in 2011 guided the then 3-year-old colt to wins in the Max C. Hempt Memorial and Hoosier Cup. Teague and Custard The Dragon also won an Adios elimination with a world-record performance before finishing second to favorite Alsace Hanover in the...
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Burgess leads Canada's 2017 HOF class

on 04/04/2017 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 inductees. In this the 250th anniversary year of horse racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list of candidates. Standardbred inductees include trainer/driver Blair Burgess and builder Dr. Gordon Gilbertson along with Mach Three, Elegantimage and Happy Lady. Burgess of ...
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Aaron Merriman wins 9,000th career race

on 04/04/2017 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman, harness racing's "winningest" driver in 2015 and 2016, collected career win 9,000 Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted DD's Comet to victory in the fourth race.   A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Merriman, 38, has been driving at both The Meadows and Northfield Park for the past few years and has been rolling up wins at a rapid pace. He notched career win 6,000 in Octob...
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