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Tough Mac wires $20,000 Dover open trot

on 03/08/2017 12:00 AM
Corey Callahan zipped Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac quickly to the front from the outside and then never-looked-back en route to a 1:53.1 victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Wednesday, March 8 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac has been super-sharp of late winning for the second straight time making it four wins in his last five outings. The Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady gelding won for the fo...
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Voltina breezes to victory in Buffalo feature

on 03/08/2017 12:00 AM
There were strong, gusty winds at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 8) but Voltina found things to be just a 'breeze' in the featured $8,200 pace for the mares. Scoring from the rail, Voltina (Kevin Cummings) made every step a winning one and  defeated Dontch Remember (Jim Morrill Jr.) by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:58.3 over the fast track. ...
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Petticoat Series underway at Yonkers

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
It wasn't all ‘death and taxes' for Yonkers Raceway's first ‘death and taxes' proposition of the season.   Vintage Babe (Yannick Gingras, $2.10) did indeed win her fourth and final, $20,000 division of Monday night's opening round of the Petticoat Series, though it was far from attractive.   Leaving from post position No. 2, she jumped in the first turn, then righted ...
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Prairie Fortune goes deep to win at Pompano

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
Prairie Fortune, driven by John MacDonald, made a sweeping and devastating three-deep move around the final turn and went on to score a handy two-length victory in 1:55.2 in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The win—his second in a row—came at the expense of Sooo Handsome, handled by Rick Plano. The early leader, Boli, with Wally Hennessey in the bike, was t...
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Sustaining payment due March 15 for '18 M Pace

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
The 2018 Meadowlands Pace has a sustaining supplemental payment due by March 15. This $400 sustaining payment continues eligibility for those foals of 2015 nominated as yearlings by the May 15, 2016 payment. If that payment was not made, the horse may now be supplemented at a cost of $1,000. All future payments must be made to continue eligibility toward that 2018 stake. Also be remind...
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Sky's the limit for 3YO Stealth Bomber

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
Eight years ago, Frank Bellino bought a colt from the first crop of stallion Rocknroll Hanover. The pacer's name was Rock N Roll Heaven and at age 3 the horse won 16 of 21 races, earned $2.15 million in purses, and was named Horse of the Year in the United States.   Two years ago, Bellino bought a colt from the final crop of Rocknroll Hanover. The pacer's name is Stealth Bomber...
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Maryland 2-year-old payments due March 15

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
Two-year-old payments (foals of 2015) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Mar. 15, 2017. This payment MUST be made to maintain eligibility!!!   All staking forms, race dates and stallion pedigrees are now available online. Please use our website for all your current MSRF info and any updates as they become available. We recommend that al...
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WEG announces 2017 stakes nominees

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
The lists of eligible horses for all Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Alliance stakes in 2017 has been released by the Mohawk Race Office.   Nominations for most stakes events were due on Feb. 15 and with a sustaining payment quickly approaching on March 15, the full lists of nominees to each event are now available for public viewing.   As announced last week, the ...
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Don't Rush takes Miami Valley Open Trot

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
Don't Rush, who was in no rush until the open trotters at Miami Valley Raceway neared the three-quarter station on Tuesday (March 7) afternoon, did rush home from there—swinging three-wide around the final bend and cruising to a 1:56 upset victory at 22-1 odds. Driver Dan Noble was content to hug the pylons near the rear of the compact field of six as favored Somebody AS (Trace Tetrick) c...
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Joyful wins Meadows opening series leg

on 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
Joyful exploded past the leader with an uncovered backside brush and went on to capture his division in Tuesday’s (March 7) opening leg of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. DD’s Comet, a seven-race maiden entering the day, took the other $12,500 division in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The event honors the memory of the late Ken Weaver, a...
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Drachan Hanover takes Pompano Open Pace

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Drachan Hanover, superbly rated by Wally Hennessey, took top honors in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday night, using a :26.4 finale to hold off the surging Sing For Me George, with Kevin Wallis in the sulky, to score by a neck in 1:52.   King Of The Crop, driven by Dave Ingraham, was third, 2 ½ lengths away, while Pointsman finished fourth. Rocky's Z Tam picked up the nic...
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Northville Downs to host WHHC qualifier

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
The first of two qualifiers for the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) held at the Meadowlands is set at Northville Downs for Friday. Registration is now open for this qualifying event.   There will be a $100 fee due upon registration; half of which will be an entry fee and the other $50 will be the starting bankroll for the contest.   The winner of th...
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Shenandoah Downs preparing for 2017 meet

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Work continues at Shenandoah Downs, North America's newest pari-mutuel track, where the second Standardbred meet is now in the preparation phase. The 2017 season will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15. It is anticipated that post time will remain 1 p.m.   Applications for stabling will have a special "Early Bird" period starting on July 10 and ending ...
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Night Pro continues to exceed expectations

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Monday's Open Handicap for pacers at Northfield Park finds Night Pro as the 9-5 morning line favorite, which is no surprise considering the 7-year-old stallion has won nine of his past 10 starts. But a year ago at this time, owner-trainer Dale Decker wondered if Night Pro would ever race again, and if so, at what level. Night Pro was sidelined by a stifle tear that ended his 5-year-old campaig...
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HHYF announces summer camp dates

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Baseball training camp has started and spring is just around the corner. That can mean only one thing, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer camp schedule and applications are now available! Complete details are at http://hhyf.org/schedule-applications.   In a road trip that puts other pro athletes to shame, the HHYF Trottingbreds and their human cohorts will kick off the season...
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Hard Headed Women rallies in Dunn opener

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Shuffled to sixth along the pylons with no path out, Hard Headed Women barreled through the Lightning Lane and scored the 8-1 upset in Monday’s opening leg of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Terrortina took the other $12,500 split in the series for 3-and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The event honors the memory of the late Donna Dunn, longtime Standardbred owner and wife of the l...
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Piece Of The Rock captures Dover feature

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
A 10-year-old veteran Piece Of The Rock notched his second win of 2017 scoring a 1:51.1 victory in the Monday feature at Dover Downs.  On the heels of a 1:50.2 triumph in his last start L&J Racing’s veteran pacer won for the 33rd time in his career romping to a 1:51.1 decision raising his lifetime earnings to $706,553 with Tony Morgan guiding the win.  Josh Green conditio...
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Gingras & Miller combine for 9 wins at M1

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
  Yannick Gingras and Brett Miller combined to win nine of the 12 races at the Meadowlands on Saturday night with Gingras winning five and Miller four. Miller took home the biggest prize of the night, piloting multi-millionaire Clear Vision to an open lengths win in the $18,000 featured event for upper level conditioned pacers. Miller took no prisoners from the beginning and ...
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Franzo lowers Miami Valley track record

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
Franzo not only won his second straight $22,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (March 4), but established an all-time, all-age track record of 1:49.1 in the process. The 5-year-old Rockin Image gelding was claimed for $20,000 five weeks ago by trainer Adam Short, who raced him in $30,000 claimers for three weeks--finishing third, first and second--before moving up to the...
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Hemi Seelster, Caviart Luca win Yonkers co-features

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
  A pocketed Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett, $17.80) and a down-the-road Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $14) were the melba toasts of the town Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. In play from post position No. 3, Hemi Seelster nestled into an early pocket behind pole-sitting Springbank Sam N (Jordan Stratton), with the lass Allerage Star (...
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