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Mach My Kiss repeats in Ont. Grassroots

on 07/15/2020 8:28 AM
Mach My Kiss was the only 3-year-old pacing filly able to replicate her opening round performance as the sophomore lasses returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park for their second Grassroots Leg on Tuesday, July 14. Starting from Post 2, driver Doug McNair settled Mach My Kiss briefly in third before moving the filly to the lead just past the :27 quarter. Mach My Kiss led the field through a :56 half...
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Perlucky outkicks Icanflylikeanangel to win at Meadows

on 07/14/2020 7:48 PM
It was déjà vu all over again Tuesday at The Meadows as, for their second straight encounter, Perlucky outkicked Icanflylikeanangel in the Lightning Lane to capture the $17,900 Open Handicap Trot.   As in that earlier meeting, Perlucky stretched out Icanflylikeanangel to a 27 opening panel before releasing him. In the lane, Perlucky brushed by for Dave Palone, downing hi...
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Dibaba N takes Harrington mares feature in 1:53.2

on 07/14/2020 7:45 PM
Dibaba N ($4.20, Jon Roberts) was a 1:53.2 winner in the featured $12,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by Dylan Davis for owners Robert Cooper, Howard Taylor, J&T Stables and VIP Internet Stable, the  Shadow Play 6-year-old mare notched her first win of the year with an off the pace triumph over My Last Bet and Ideal Lifestyle A.   Scuola Hanov...
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Blooded Horse "black-type" yearlings accepted through Friday

on 07/14/2020 5:04 PM
Black Type yearlings will continue to be taken for the 64th Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale through Friday, July 17. The deadline was extended to accommodate yearlings that missed the deadline for other early closing sales. The yearlings will sell on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with mixed horses rounding out that day and continuing into Wednesday.  Make entries and order a catalog&nbs...
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Notorious Pink edges JK Alwaysbalady in Pocono battle

on 07/14/2020 4:12 PM
Two of the hottest trainers in harness racing each sent out a 2-year-old pacing filly who together produced a great stretch duel Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as Notorious Pink from the Tony Alagna stable made her debut a successful one by edging the Nancy Takter barn’s JK Alwaysbalady by a head in 1:53.4.   Tim Tetrick sent Notorious Pink (Captaintreache...
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Wilder hopes to 'fire' in first Meadowlands Pace

on 07/14/2020 3:31 PM
Mike Wilder has driven in more than 55,000 races in his 30-year career, but never in the final of a Meadowlands Pace. That, however, will change this weekend. Wilder makes his first trip to the Meadowlands for its signature event Saturday, when he will sit behind Catch The Fire in the $631,650 race for 3-year-old colt pacers. “It’s nice to be a part of that,” said Wilde...
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Twig earns Buckeye Stallion 2YO speed honors

on 07/14/2020 2:36 PM
The first leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for 2-year-old colts and fillies was held at MGM Northfield Park Monday night. A total of 117 two-year-old pacers competed in seven colt divisions and six filly divisions.  Each division carried a purse of $17,500.   On the colt side of the ledger two youngsters remained undefeated. Twig, a gelded son of Mr. Apples, collected his ...
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Bettor's Wish to miss William Haughton Memorial

on 07/14/2020 9:07 AM
The Meadowlands Pace undercard this Saturday night at the Meadowlands includes the $520,000 (est.) William Haughton Memorial for older pacers, but Bettor’s Wish is not among them after not being entered Tuesday morning by trainer Chris Ryder. The 2019 Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, Bettor’s Wish finished eighth last Saturday at the Big M in the $250,000 Graduate final an...
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Former race official Richard Karp dies at 75

on 07/14/2020 8:53 AM
Richard B. Karp of Wilmington, Del., died Monday, July 13, at home with his family by his side. He was 75. After graduating from Michigan State and deciding after a year in law school to pursue another career, Mr. Karp began his harness career in the Les Pullen Stable which evolved to him training and driving his own stable with his father under the Rugby Stable of Yardley, Pa. His next stage...
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2FT You Will Be Queen 1:59 Grassroots winner

on 07/14/2020 8:39 AM
A quartet of $23,000 Grassroots divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies was featured at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, July 13, and all four winners delivered the kind of professional performance typically seen in far older horses. You Will Be Queen took the opening division with a 1:59 effort that saw her leave well from Post 5, occupy the front end briefly before letting two rivals go ...
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American Courage wins MGM Springfield final

on 07/13/2020 9:58 PM
  American Courage made a decisive brush to the lead approaching the first quarter and held off the pocket-sitting Town Gossip to prevail in the $104,250 MGM Springfield Stakes by a half length in 1:53.3 on Monday night at Yonkers Raceway.   American Courage remains unbeaten in four lifetime starts for trainer Travis Alexander, driver Matt Kakaley and the Fiddler’s Creek Stables...
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Victoria’s Maverick takes Plainridge opening feature

on 07/13/2020 8:59 PM
Harness racing took center stage in the Bay State for the first time since last November as Plainridge Park kicked off their 2020 live racing season on Monday. With fans watching trackside, the horses put on a solid show despite the long layoff for many entered on the day's card.    The first feature of the meet was a $12,000 conditioned pacing event that was won by Vict...
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Proper One upsets in Harrington Open

on 07/13/2020 8:55 PM
Louis Tomczak Jr.'s Proper One ($16, Ross Wolfenden) was an upset winner in the $12,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4.  The 6-year-old homebred Proper Respect gelding registered his second straight win, and 29th in his career for trainer Carlo Poliseno.  Post position number eight proved no problem for Proper One, who was last early as pacesetter Sicily set...
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I’m Some Graduate digs in to win Meadows Open

on 07/13/2020 6:38 PM
Pushed four wide to get the early lead, I’m Some Graduate dug in, held off a quartet of challengers late and scored in a career-best 1:50.2 in Monday’s $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   I'm Some Graduate reached the point from post 9 in a demanding :27.1 opening panel for Dave Palone. When the first-over Major Nemesis led a parade of challengers in the ...
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Indiana commission approves Eldorado

on 07/13/2020 3:34 PM
On Monday, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved—with conditions--the sale of Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand to Eldorado Resorts. The meeting was held at Indiana Grand, with speakers and commissions practicing social distancing and wearing masks, and the meeting was also streamed on the internet. The commission’s vote came following the Indiana Ga...
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Northfield to host Buckeye Stallions for 2YO pacers Monday

on 07/13/2020 11:52 AM
The Buckeye Stallion Series for 2-year-old colt and filly pacers highlight Monday night’s 15-race program at MGM Northfield Park. A total of 63 freshman colt pacers make up seven divisions while 54 filly pacers battle in six divisions. The colt and gelding entries are led by two Mike Polhamus-trained pacers. Brighter Days, by Woodstock, was a winner at Northfield on July 6 in in 1:55. ...
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Miller starts 3 in MGM Springfield Monday

on 07/13/2020 8:25 AM
Trainer Erv Miller entered three colts in the eliminations of the MGM Springfield Stakes eliminations: Carrythetorchman, Crystal Beach, and Not Today. All three made the $104,250 final, set for Monday night (July 13) at Yonkers Raceway; Carrythetorchman by virtue of a victory and Not Today with a fourth in the second elimination and Crystal Beach with a third-place finish behind American Courage...
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Schnitzledosomethin scores in Philly

on 07/12/2020 9:30 PM
Over a year after winning his previous Harrah's Philadelphia appearance, former Indiana standout Shnitzledosomethin ($4.00) once again proved dominant at the riverside oval by way of a 1:50.4 victory in Sunday afternoon's (July 12) featured $14,400 top-level pace. Corey Callahan sent the 5-year-old son of Fred And Ginger to a clear lead over Ideal Feeling (Tim Tetrick) through a sharp :...
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2YO Fulsome 1:52.2 All Stars winner

on 07/12/2020 9:28 PM
Trainers Ron Burke and Nancy Takter each accounted for two $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for two-year-old pacing colts during a Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Burke sending out the fastest two winners and Takter harnessing victorious sons of Always B Miki.   Fulsome, a colt by Betting Line – Triple V Hanover, was much better in his ...
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12YO Waiting On A Woman scores at Stga

on 07/12/2020 7:18 PM
There were double features on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel as both the Open Trot and Open Pace were part of the thirteen race matinee.   Waiting On A Woman (Northern Bailey) last recorded an Open win at Saratoga in March of 2015. The veteran trotter has been a staple out of the Kyle Spagnola stable for years and has competed at numerous tracks throughout the northeast over ...
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