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All Bets Off captures Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
All Bets Off won Saturday’s $200,000 Battle of Lake at Northfield Park, making him only the second horse to win both a Carl Milstein Memorial and a Battle of Lake Erie, two of the track’s prestigious Grand Circuit events.  Wiggle It Jiggleit accomplished the same feat. All Bets Off (Bettor’s Delight – Armbro Penelope – Dexter Nukes) is owned by the partnership of Burke Racing...
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Carey Memorial Series starts at Hawthorne

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
Three-year-old Illinois-bred colt and gelding pacers were the focus at Hawthorne on Saturday (June 3) evening as two divisions of leg one of the Robert F. Carey Memorial pace took place. Race six was the first division as a field of nine was sent to the gate. Royale Big Guy was the favorite as Jim Pantaleano flew into town for the drive. Leaving for the lead was Commondiscourtesy through a...
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Roy captures All Star Driving tourney in Quebec

on 06/04/2017 2:00 AM
It is most certainly looking like this is the year of a rising star, as harness racing hottest young driver, 27-year-old Louis-Philippe Roy, soundly defeated many of the top drivers in harness racing with an impressive victory in the second annual All Star Drivers Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R (H3R) on Sunday (June 4). Roy was the only driver in the tournament able to score poin...
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Ariana G powerful 1:51.1 winner in NJSS final

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
PAfter winning an unprecedented three straight Hambletonian Oaks, how could Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter possibly top it? Her name is Ariana G. The 3-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill might be even better than those three fillies after she left jaws dropped with a 1:51.1 stroll in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final (NJSS) on Friday (June 2) night at The Meadowlands. Long Tom, Every Wa...
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Tequila Monday scores in 1:52.4 in NYSS opener

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Friday (June 2) night featured the first installment of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) of the year at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The 14-race card was comprised of solely lady pacers including four divisions of the $44,000 added Sire Stakes for sophomore fillies. Tequila Monday (American Ideal-Margarita Monday-Ponder) began her title defense as the Chris Oakes trained filly, who was impressive in c...
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Rock N Tony dominates Indiana Sires 3CP

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Rock N Tony turned in a dominant performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, on Friday (May 2) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:51.1 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Rock N Tony recorded his fourth consecutive win at Hoosier Park and made a clean sweep of the first round...
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Noble Legend cruises gate to wire at Buffalo

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The weather was just ideal for a nice stroll at Buffalo Raceway on Friday evening (June 2) and Noble Legend ($8.50) did just that in easily turning back the field in the $10,000 Open Trot. With crystal blues skies and the temperature hovering around 70 degrees, Noble Legend (Ray Fisher Jr.) went gate-to-wire and thoroughly enjoyed the tour around the half-mile oval in 1:57.1. He soundly beat Wi...
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Friday racing recap for Tioga, Vernon

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Lease Ness Monster (Mike Merton) won her second straight Tioga Downs Fillies and Mare Open ($12,000) on Friday night (June 2). Lease Ness Monster, who is owned by Matt and David Waltz and trained by Patti Harmon, would take the lead after the first quarter. The 6-year-old Lease On Life Mare would get challenged in the stretch by Saratoga shipper Little Santamonica (Aaron Byron). Pressured the w...
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Fancy Creek Jolene upset winner at Hawthorne

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Suburban Downs at Hawthorne stakes season kicked off on Friday (June 2) night as two divisions of leg one of the Plum Peachy Eliminations took place.  The Plum Peachy is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old filly pacers. Race six on Friday was the first of the divisions as a field of 10 lined up behind the gate. The Illinois champion from 2016, Princess Sage, was making her 2017 debut ...
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Freaky Feet Pete wins qualifier at Hoosier Park

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
On an otherwise quiet morning, the backside at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino was buzzing on Saturday (June 3) as Breeders Crown champion Freaky Feet Pete was in the spotlight to make his qualifying debut. The world champion won the first qualifier of his 2017 campaign in wire-to-wire fashion. With his regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Freaky Feet Pete cruised through fractions of :28...
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Brother to Huntsville wins baby race debut

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
The first 2-year-old races of 2017 at The Meadowlands began at 10 a.m. on Saturday (June 3) morning on a fast track under overcast skies, with a slight stretch headwind and a temperature just below 60 degrees. The day’s marquee match-up was the sixth race featuring Wild Bill (Somebeachsomewhere-Wild West Show), the full brother to last year’s top freshman pacing colt Huntsville, versus the $...
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Sortie's 1:54 fastest in Currier & Ives splits

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Sortie, reunited with his recently legalized Cornell Collar, made short work of his Currier & Ives division Saturday (June 3) at The Meadows, winning easily in a stake-fastest 1:54. The $118,424 event for sophomore colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Moonshiner Hanover and Fraser Ridge taking the other splits — both for trainer Chris Beaver. One of the m...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A takes Buffalo Open Pace

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
To put it mildly, it was just a solid effort from start to finish for Itsonlyrocknroll A ($5.70) in the featured $9,000 Open II Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 3) Lulling the field to sleep with a soft opening panel of just :29, Itsonlyrocknroll A only got better the rest of the way and posted a convincing two-length decision over China Dream in a seasonal best of 1:53.3 over th...
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3FP Rockin BB wins $75,000 Indiana SS final

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Staging a big rally late in the lane, Rockin BB and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled the slight upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (June 3). On a beautiful Saturday evening, Rockin BB used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:52.2 and establis...
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Banker Volvo sets 1:54.3 Running Aces trot mark

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Banker Volo went to the gate for just the third time in 2017 on the Saturday (June 3) night harness racing program at Running Aces. Headlining the $10,000 Open Handicap, he put together a dazzling performance to lower both his own previous track mark for older trotting stallions (1:55.2 last July) and the overall track standard of 1:54.4 (by Celebrity Hercules in 2013) as he stopped the clock in...
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Dr J Hanover paces 1:46.4--new Canadian mark

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Fans that came to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening witnessed history, as four-year-old pacer Dr J Hanover paced the fastest mile in Canadian harness racing history. The Tony Alagna trained son of Somebeachsomewhere and driver Doug McNair took full advantage of wild fractions to come away with a 1:46.4 victory. The clocking not only set a new Canadian record, but also established a new W...
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SBSW splits to Hurricane Beach, Macs Jackpot

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Mohawk card featured a pair of 11-horse $70,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions, as many Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-old pacers were putting in their final preparations ahead of next week’s eliminations. Hurricane Beach and driver Louis Philippe Roy captured the first division in 1:50.3. The Luc Blais trainee went gate-to-wire to score his second win of th...
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Clear Vision captures Meadowlands Preferred

on 06/03/2017 2:00 AM
A beautiful Saturday evening provided a perfect setting for the 2017 edition of JerseyFest at The Meadowlands, with a packed house taking in the finest food trucks in the area and a fantastic twelve-race card. The featured $20,000 Preferred Pace lived up to top billing, with the classy eleven-year old veteran, Clear Vision, escaping with a nose victory after an epic four-way slugfest throug...
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Huntsville, Fear The Dragon,Summer Side win PASS

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
With respective wins in 1:49 and 1:49.1 in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) action for 3-year-old male pacers Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, Huntsville and Fear The Dragon earned divisional speed-badge honors in 2017. A third PASS split was won by Summer Side in 1:50.2, which tied as the third fastest mile by a sophomore pacer this year.   Fear The Dragon kicked off the PASS...
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Soiree Seelster, Blameitonthenight score in OSS

on 06/02/2017 2:00 AM
With two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for sophomore pacers in the books, trainer Tony O'Sullivan is batting .500, taking home two of four trophies awarded.   The Cambridge, Ont., resident earned his second piece of Gold Series hardware at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening when 3-year-old pacing filly Soiree Seelster slipped up the inside to an impressive two...
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