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Rock The Look surprises at Miami Valley

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
 Rock The Look, making a double jump up from conditioned ranks, surprised the Open mares at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night capturing the $22,000 feature for open distaff pacers at odds of 16-1. A 10-time winner in 2016, the victory was the 5-year-old daughter of Rockin Image initial 2017 triumph in her eighth try.  Last in the early going, driver Jason Brewer put Rock The Lo...
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No catching City Kid at Buffalo

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
City Kid played catch me if you can and his seven rivals just couldn't do it in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,200 trot on a rainy Friday evening. Grabbing the lead from the beginning of the race, City Kid ($12.80) was too tough for the others as he toured the mile in 2:00.0 over the sloppy track. The Bronx Bumper was the nearest rival to City Kid in the end, finishing 3-1/4 lengths back. Ch...
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Weiss series get underway Sunday at Pocono

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
This year’s initial action in the $750,000 Bobby Weiss Series for 3- and 4-year-old trotters and pacers will be the highlight of the racing the first week of April at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Weiss Series, named after Pocono’s retired longtime trackman, has a grouping for each of the sexes and gaits. Four preliminary rounds for $15,000 per division determines the top ho...
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Gotalottacredit wins Saratoga feature

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
Gotalottacredit (Credit Winner) lasted on the lead in the feature for New York sired trotters on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.  When the favorite broke at the start, Gotalottacredit took advantage and moved out to the front end in the $8,030 feature contested over a sloppy track. Mark Beckwith piloted the Dave Dewhurst-trained trotter and asked the 7-1 longshot for all he had ...
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David Miller to return to Big M on Friday

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
Two-time defending Dan Patch "Driver of the Year" David Miller makes his first local appearance of the season as racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday evening with eleven contests scheduled beginning at 7:15 p.m.   The trotting feature is race six, a conditioned event for a purse of $18,000. It's a well matched field of seven with Second Sister, Appomattox and Classical Annie ...
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Yes You Can upsets Pompano field at 28-1

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
Yes You Can, cannily driven by Corey Braden, found a seam turning for home, swung widest of all, and collared the favored Godiva Seelster (Wally Hennessey) in the final stride to pull off a 28-1 upset in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Pace for Mares on Wednesday night.   The winning margin was officially a neck after the 1:52.2 journey with Machin Marley (John MacDonald) third, 1 ¼ le...
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Freaky Feet Pete prepares for return to races

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
As Hoosier Park commences what very well may be its most scintillating season on Saturday, there will be one individual, who was not only a stalwart presence at the facility but a cornerstone of the Indiana racing community, that will not be physically present to witness the track's hosting of the Breeders Crown or the horse that meant more than any words can adequately portray compete in that...
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Matchmaker, HoP opener in Weekend Preview!

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
After starting from outside posts the first two weeks of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers, Medusa drew post 1 in one of the three divisions Friday night, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Randy Bendis gives his thoughts to Kathy Parker about the inside starting spot. Hoosier Park opens on Saturday night and race secretary Scott Peine also talked to Kathy a...
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Her Own Land scores third straight win

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
Her Own Land (Blissfull Hall) scored her third consecutive win on Thursday afternoon (March 30) as she cruised to victory in the matinee’s $8,000 feature for fillies and mares at Saratoga. The 6-year old Melissa Beckwith trainee worked hard early and retook the lead after a first quarter-mile in :27.3. Despite not getting much of a breather, Her Own Land powered away from her rivals in th...
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She's All In repeats in Pompano Open Trot

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
She's All In, driven by Rick Plano, scored a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $8,500 Open Handicap Trot for Mares on Tuesday night, stopping the clock in 1:55.4.   The 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S won an early tussle with Serendipitious, handled by Wally Hennessey, and Celebrity Artemis, with Marcello Spano handling her lines, and went on to score a handy win in 1:55.4 off of pa...
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Chat Snap wins prep for Weiss Series at Pocono

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
The Western Terror filly Chat Snap, already entered in the first leg of her division of the $750,000 Bobby Weiss Series Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showed that she should be tough to beat with a victorious prep race five days prior to her first Weiss start, winning a $14,000 contest at The Downs Tuesday in 1:55.2 over a sloppy track.   With a well-strung-out field, dr...
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Robert DeMayo, connected to Saccharum, dies

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Robert DeMayo, 76, whose wife, Frances, co-owned Ohio Hall of Famer Saccharum, died March 23. Mr. DeMayo was born on Feb. 14, 1941. He and his wife, Frances, who survives, were residents of Indianapolis at the time of his death. Working first with trainer Sonny Graham and then with Billy Walters, Mrs. DeMayo co-owned Saccharum, who was one of Ohio’s grittiest distaffers from 1984–198...
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Howard to promote new book on Lexington TV

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Victoria M. Howard, horse owner and co-author of "Roosevelt Raceway Where It All Began," "Meadow Skipper, The Untold Story," and "Murray Brown, Book Full And Closed," will be appearing on a Lexington, Ky., television station on Wednesday, April 5, to discuss her latest boo. She will appear on ABC Channel 36's "Midday Kentucky" between 12-1 p.m. to discuss her book, "Kentucky Horse Pa...
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"Proud Poppa" Glasser set for Billings race

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
David Glasser was never the type of child that wanted to spend summers at camp. He much preferred the racetrack. Several decades later, he still enjoys a day or night at the races--and often from one of the best seats in the house. Glasser, who has been driving harness racing horses since the age of 14, on Thursday will take a seat in the sulky behind his trotter Celebrity Stimulus as the C.K.G....
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Spoonful, Luv Is Blind win DSBF trots at Dover

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Spoonful and Luv Is Blind used different methods to 1st leg victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries on Wednesday, March 29 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac used the passing lane to win the $20,000 Open trot.  Tetrick wins five again. Jim Morand and Spoonful came on strong after the three quarters on the way to a 2:00.1 win in the first $2...
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Ray Fisher Jr. gets 4,000th In Buffalo win

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
"I never thought I'd get my first win or even get a hundred wins let alone four thousand," driver Ray Fisher Jr. said after he posted his 4,000th career victory aboard Autocorect Hanover ($9.80) in the eighth race at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 29). "I didn't even know I was close to four thousand wins until a few weeks ago. I was kind of surprised," Fisher Jr. said. Th...
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Call For Justice gets 4th straight, life mark at Meadows

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Call For Justice made it four straight when he overpowered the field with a first-over blitz and rolled home in a career-best 1:52.4 in Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Call For Justice was fourth down the backside when Dave Palone sent him after the leader, Fashion Chocolate. The 5-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka overwhelme...
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Cousin Mary sweeps Petticoat Series

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
You just have to admire someone who was in a sow barn by day and a Yonkers Raceway winner's circle by night.   "She's the best horse we've ever had," owner Jeffrey Williamson said after not-quite-death-and-taxes Cousin Mary (Jordan Stratton, $2.70) easily disposed of her seven rivals in Monday's $61,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series.   The series was open...
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Sailer Eddie holds on in Pompano trot

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Sailer Eddie, driven by owner-trainer Kevin Wallis, barely held off the late charging Sooo Handsome, with Rick Plano in the bike, to escape with a photo finish victory in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The official margin was a "nose" at the conclusion of the 1:54 journey with Boli and driver Wally Hennessey teaming up for show honors, 2 ¾ lengths away...
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Walnridge founder Dr. David Meirs II, 87, dies

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Dr. David A. Meirs II died Monday at the age of 87 in New Jersey.  In 1965 Dr. Meirs established Walnridge Equine Clinic. With the advent of the New Jersey Sire Stakes program in 1972, he decided to become active in New Jersey’s Standardbred Industry and established Walnridge Farm. The first stallion to stand at Walnridge was Peerswick, a horse imported from New Zealand and ac...
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