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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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Diamond Creek open house very popular

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm threw its third annual open house on June 3, at their Wellsville, Pa., location.   "The Open House is a way for us to welcome the community and all the fans to our farm," said Diamond Creek's Adam Bowden. "Many people never get a chance to see what happens behind the scenes at a breeding farm, or they are curious about what goes on here when they see all the fences and ...
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Marion Marauder in Sunday's Graduate at Tioga

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
The Graduate Series makes a stop at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 11) for the third and last preliminary leg leading up to the $250,000 (est.) finals on July 8 at The Meadowlands. Eleven trotters were declared and split into two short fields carded as races three and five, each division for a purse of $50,000. The enigmatic Trolley fell just short of taking last week's second leg at Mohawk, losing ...
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SBOANJ scholarship deadline is June 26

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
Attention all sons and daughters of New Jersey horsemen the deadline for the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, along with the Backstretch Community Assistance Program, college scholarship is fast approaching. Applications must be post marked by June 26, 2017. The scholarships will be awarded up to $10,000 and are available for qualified students who are the son or d...
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Armbro Flight and Goodtimes elims contested

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
Elimination weekend kicked off Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with the Armbro Flight and Goodtimes Stakes. Each event required a pair of eliminations, with the Armbro Flight splits going for a purse of $35,000 and the Goodtimes for a purse of $30,000. A "Sunday stroll" was the words used by driver Yannick Gingras to describe Hannelore Hanover's easy 1:52.2 victory in the first A...
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B Yoyo sets World Record at Meadowlands

on 06/09/2017 2:00 AM
The purse was only $20,000 and beforehand, most would not have guessed the race would be especially memorable, but Joe Bongiorno and B Yoyo made sure nobody would ever forget the sixth race at the Meadowlands on Friday night. B Yoyo, a 7-year-old Striking Sahbra gelding, ripped out of the pocket to go by the heavily favored Gural Hanover and "He is one of the toughest horses I have ever sat...
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Ron Waples set for Legends Day at Clinton

on 06/08/2017 2:00 AM
Ron Waples laughs retelling the story about the little girl that gave him a new perspective on what it takes to be a harness racing legend. It happened at one of the first editions of Clinton Raceway's biennial Legends Day when the young girl was waiting in line with her mother to get Waples' autograph and that of the other harness legends assembled at a long table.   "This little g...
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