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Jerseylicious, Tetrick shine at Miami Valley

on 03/24/2017 2:00 AM
Jerseylicious avenged a narrow defeat last week by capturing the $22,000 Mares Open at Miami Valley on Friday night (March 24).  Leaving alertly from an outside post, driver Trace Tetrick put the money-making machine on the front end early and dictated all the fractions before pulling away in the stretch to an impressive 1:51.1 triumph.  The 7-year-old daughter of Western Ideal now has...
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Yonkers Friday led by Blue Chip Matchmaker

on 03/24/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up Round 2 Friday night (March 24th), with another trio of $40,000 divisions for top-flight pacing mares. The opening event saw Empress Deo (Matt Kakaley, $25) get encouraged to leave the gate, then trip out from the pocket to pick off Shesjustadelight N (Ron Cushing) at the wire in 1:54. Diva’s Image (Joe Bongiorno), as the just-over-eve...
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Icommandmyspirit one to beat at Big M

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
Live racing returns to the Meadowlands on a Friday evening card composed of 11 races.   Pacing mares populate the featured seventh race where reigning queen of the class Icommandmyspirit faces several Yonkers shippers who seek to dethrone her.   Icommandmyspirit made a rapid ascent up the Meadowlands class ladder, having won three of her last four starts beginning with a NW $5,000 ...
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Saratoga adds new rules for scratching horses

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
As of Thursday, March 23, Saratoga Casino & Hotel has a new policy for horses scratching out from post seven or eight. Trainers stabled on the grounds who scratch from said posts, will not be permitted to enter their horse for seven days. Under no circumstances during that period will they be allowed to enter at any other venue. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in possible f...
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Enrollment open for USTA Driving School

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 USTA Standardbred Driving School will be held May 31-June 3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. The school begins Wednesday evening, (May 31) with a Welcoming Reception/Dinner featuring Bob Boni, co-owner of the 2017 horse of the year Always B Miki. Classroom and hands-on instruction will be conducted each day Thursday (June 1) through Saturday (June 3). Studen...
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Meadows' Saturday program has 4 LC finals

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
Four late-closer finals totaling more than $100,000 in purses will go to the post on Saturday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino featuring top three- and four-year-old pacers and trotters. Up first on the 1 pm card is the $24,700 Ken Weaver Memorial for trotting colts, stallions and geldings. DD's Comet, out of the Chris Beaver Stable, is the morning line choice after winning both legs o...
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Fundraiser set for NJ candidate Murphy

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
On Thursday (May 4) at 5 p.m. the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and TrotPAC will host a fundraiser reception in support of Ambassador Phil Murphy, the likely Democratic nominee for governor in New Jersey, at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, NJ. Murphy has earned significant Democratic Party support from coveted county ballot line placements to politic...
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Double shot of Preferred Saturday at Woodbine

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
It doesn't happen regularly, so fans and horseplayers are in for a treat when a double dose of Preferred action highlights Saturday night's card at Woodbine Racetrack.   The $34,000 Preferred Pace (Race 6) and $30,000 Mares Preferred Pace (Race 2) will give everyone a chance to see many of the top pacers on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit on the same night.   American Virgin, a ...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
Shesjustadelight N was 12-for-12 last year after arriving in the U.S., and while she is no longer undefeated, she quickly made her presence felt with a win in the opening round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, owners Kevin Sywyk and Ron Cushing talked to Gordon Waterstone about the Down Under-bred mare's success. Also, Kat...
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Annabeth upsets in Saratoga Open for mares

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
Annabeth (Shadow Play) pulled off a mild upset in the Thursday (March 23) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Melissa Beckwith trained 6-year old was dismissed at odds of 8-1, the longest shot on the board in the field of five in the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open. Annabeth was a beaten favorite in last week’s Open and sat third on the rail on Thursday before surging up the passing lan...
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Bamond trainees bring experience to Yonkers

on 03/23/2017 2:00 AM
Since taking over the training of his father’s Bamond Racing Stable, two years ago, Jeff Bamond Jr. has reached the sport’s greatest heights. His starters have won a host of Grand Circuit stakes across the country and have achieved overnight success at Yonkers Raceway.  Last year, Bamond finished fourth in the Yonkers trainer standings with 98 victories and $2,118,162 in purses earned....
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Siblings score in Yonkers Daily Double

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
Mothers love all their children (in theory), but Tuesday night's happiest mom had to be Cheyenne Adrienne.   Suffice to say no other two- or four-legged mommy had their offspring find Yonkers Raceway's winner's circle not once, but twice.   Throw in the fun factoid they're full brothers, and you certainly have some dinner-table conversation.   Boogiewoogiebria...
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Delayed Pocono meet gets underway

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 racing season opened at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night, delayed from Saturday night by last midweek's two-foot snowstorm that hit the mountain oval.   You don't see many five-foot-high stacks of snow in the infield on the Pennsylvania fair circuit, but the Western Terror gelding Star Of Terror, last year's leading 2:00 producer at the PA fairs with five ma...
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She's All In upsets at 16-1 at Pompano

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
She's All In, with breeder-owner-trainer in the bike, took top honors in Pompano Park's $8,500 Open Trot for Mares on Tuesday night, covering her one mile journey in 1:54.3.   The gutsy 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S out-dueled Modern Mercury, handled by Peter Wrenn, to score by 1 ¼ lengths. M T Ur Pockets, driven by Mike Simons and at the back of the pack around the final bend, ...
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Soto looks to repeat in round two of Levy Series

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
Ken Wood has seen Soto grow up. And now Wood is watching the 5-year-old pacer tangle with the big boys.   Last Saturday, Soto won his first-round division of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Soto defeated a field that included defending Levy champion Bit Of A Legend N, 2014 Levy winner PH Supercam, open-stakes-winners Wakizashi Hanover and Somewhere ...
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Apple Bottom Jeans sets Rosecroft record

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
KDK Standardbreds Apple Bottom Jeans became the fastest female equine in Rosecroft history Tuesday night winning the $10,000 Open for Mares in 1:50.3.   Pocket-sitting Breadcrumb Income (Brian Burton) was second, Use Your Noodle (Les Givens) was third. The winning mile eclipsed the 2006 effort of The Queen Of Trash of 1:51.1.   Steven Nason drove the 4-year-old daughter of Mr....
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Record 32 nominations to Prix d'Ete 4YO Pace

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
A record number of 32 four-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000 fourth renewal of the Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, Aug. 20.   Headlining the list is Check Six, who last year won an impressive $1,070,789 for the Ron Burke Stable. Burke and company will be seeking their third straight Prix D'Ete victory in 2017.   The Prix D'Ete was the most prestigi...
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Tricky Nick wins Meadows $18,000 trot

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
  Pressured every step, Tricky Nick held firm under fire and captured Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. After laboring on the outside to get the lead before the quarter, Tricky Nick faced an immediate challenge from the parked-out Fashion Chocolate. He shrugged that one off but faced a more serious threat from Angels Ransom, who was ...
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Sandy De Vie, Deliciouslynaughty win at Buffalo

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
Sandy De Vie made it three straight victories while a stubborn Deliciouslynaughty was just good all around as the pair shared top honors in the co-featured $8,200 paces for the mares at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 22). Sandy De Vie ($5.80) was the quickest of the two main events, going 1:57.1 over the fast track while Deliciouslynaughty ($14.20) went gate-to-wire in 1:58.1. ...
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OK Heavenly wins nod in Pompano mares open

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
OK Heavenly, driven by Kevin Wallis won a long stretch battle with Goldstar Rockette, handled by Mickey McNichol, to earn a photo finish decision in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Pace for Mares on Wednesday night (March 22). The official margin was a "head" at the end of the 1:51.3 journey with Gweneeee J, with Jim Meittinis handling her lines next, 5 ¾ lengths away. Machin Marley, la...
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