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"Donna" bests Dayson in Graduate at Big M

on 05/21/2017 2:00 AM
Broadway Donna outlasted Dayson after a stirring stretch duel to capture the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The 6-5 favorite Dayson, who bled after failing one week ago in his Graduate prep, was sailing along on the lead with Lasix added as Broadway Donna inched closer racing on the rim after vacating the five hole just after th...
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Rooney & Lismore elims contested at Yonkers

on 05/21/2017 2:00 AM
  World champion Downbytheseaside (Dave Miller, $3.10) was as odds-on advertised Saturday night (May 20th), winning Yonkers Raceway's lone $40,000 elimination for the 27th Art Rooney Pace for 3-year-olds. Starting from the second tier in the nine-to-get-to-eight foray, Downbytheseaside found himself three-wide at the half in a race that had much more movement than expected. L...
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Northern Courtney takes 3YOFT final at Tioga

on 05/21/2017 2:00 AM
Northern Courtney (Mike Simons)captures M&J Oil Lube Trot Final ($25,000) for 3 year-old fillies at at Tioga Downs Saturday night (May 20).  The 3 year-old Deweycheatumnhowe filly marched out to the lead and never relinquished it.  Trained by John Butenschoen,the filly was trailed by Seven Magic Words (Tom Jackson) who road the pocket the entire way to finish second. Norther...
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Scibbereen wins co-feature at Vernon Downs.

on 05/21/2017 2:00 AM
Scibbereen (John MacDonald) wins Anthony Farina Pacing Series Final at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (May 20).  Scibbereen ($8.60) who is trained by Kyle Spagnola was fourth after three-quarters passing Nostrovia (Wade Tomaszewski)in the stretch to win in 1:55.4. American JJ (Michael Miller) would be placed first to capture the the Robert Keller series final when Pipe Dream Expr...
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First Turn Stable finds winner's circle at Hoosier

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
  G's High Shooter made his second start for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's fractional ownership group, First Turn Stable, on Friday, May 19 and found the winner's circle in thrilling fashion to the delight of many of the First Turn Stable members that were in attendance. With driver John DeLong in the bike, G's High Shooter stopped the timer in 1:53.1 and established a new lifetim...
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Ariana G dominant at Meadowlands

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G gave notice Friday night at the Meadowlands that the road to the Hambletonian Oaks goes through her as she crushed seven overmatched foes in a division of the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies by 7¾ lengths in 1:52.2. The Jimmy Takter trainee was more than prepared for her seasonal debut as driver Yannick Gingras put the daughter of M...
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Super Soph takes Tioga Downs feature

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
Super Soph (Mike Merton) beat four other mares to take the Fillies and Mares Open 2 at Tioga Downs (May 19). Super Soph, a 7 year-old Admirals Galley mare went right to the front. Owned by Mark Wamp and trained by Todd Buter, Super Soph would hit the first quarter in 27.3 and never look back, winning gate to wire in 1:52.1. Super Soph paid $14.60 for the upset win. A Wish For Wings (John ...
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SRF's auction opens with surprises

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF), online auction is now open. New additions include NASCAR trips; colors from John Campbell, Yannick Gingras, Tim Tetrick, and Andy Miller; a trip to the CMA Country Music Awards; in addition to an exotic sports car experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley and others in real world driving; tickets to sporting events; Foiled Again's shoes ...
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No collar, no problem for Sortie in PASS

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
  They couldn't collar Sortie in Saturday's $146.628 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows — literally. The Hambletonian hopeful, one of the most promising freshmen of 2016, had been racing with a Cornell Collar to help his breathing. Moments before Saturday's race, however, trainer Noel Daley was informed that Cornell Collars can't be used in Pennsylvania, and the device had ...
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Topville Cadillac returns to winner's circle at Hoosier

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
  Topville Cadillac found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as she pulled the slight upset to capture the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, on Saturday, May 20. Topville Cadillac responded to a bump in class to score in 1:50.2 to establish a new lifetime best after scoring last week in...
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SBOA stakes thrill fans on family night at Mohawk

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
The finals of the S.B.O.A. Stakes for Ontario sired three-year-old fillies highlighted the racing portion of Fireworks and Family Fun Night Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. A large crowd flooded Mohawk to celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend. Despite cool and windy conditions, excitement filled both the grandstand and paddock for the evening's festivities. The first on-track fea...
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Giant Jackpot super high five hit at Big M

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
One lucky patron at the Meadowlands' owned off-track wagering facility Winners at Bayonne walked off with a monster score in Saturday night's fifth race. That lucky bettor had the correct combination of 9-10-5-3-4 in the Big M's 20 Cent Jackpot Super High Five and walked away with a payoff of $218,207.50. The race winner, Preparty, paid $10.40 to win.  
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Shady City gets victory at Buffalo

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
Shady City ($2.60) finally broke the second place blues by capturing the $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (May 20). Shady City had finished a heart-breaking second in four consecutive starts in Open competition. It wasn't easy for Shady City (Larry Stalbaum) to get re-acquainted with track photographer Steve Roth as he needed a seasonal best of 1:54.3 over the fast t...
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Rockin Ron takes Saturday Pocono feature

on 05/20/2017 2:00 AM
Rockin Ron, hung for his lungs through wildfire fractions of 25.4 and 53.1 in the Van Rose Memorial on Kentucky Derby Day at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, found a pace and a trip that was much more to his liking on Preakness Saturday, parlaying a pocket trip into a 1:50.3 victory in the $25,000 pacing feature at the Downs. Eric Goodell, notching his third sulky success of the night and...
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Single Mohawk ticket hits for $152,710

on 05/19/2017 2:00 AM
Just a single ticket correctly selected the top-five finishers in the final race Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack to connect for a massive $152,710.35 (USD) Jackpot Hi-5 payout. The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover, which had been growing since mid-April, sat at $184,987.99 (CAD) heading into Thursday's card. A total of $26,703 was wagered into the pool Thursday. ER Quinn and driver Louis Philippe Roy...
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C Far scores in Magee Series leg at Hawthorne

on 05/19/2017 2:00 AM
The Thursday evening Hawthorne card opened with the first division of leg two action in the David Magee Series for 3-year-old Illinois-bred pacing fillies. A field of eight lined up as C Far, a second-place finisher in leg one, was sent off as the favorite.   Leaving for the lead was the favorite, but Smiles Ahead was quicker to the front through the opening quarter in 29.1. On...
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T.D. Van Camp, owner-breeder of Worldly Woman, dies

on 05/19/2017 2:00 AM
Townsend Dickerson "T.D." Van Camp II, 77, died May 13 in his home with his lifelong love, wife Linda, by his side, surrounded also by his loving family. Mr. Van Camp and his wife, Linda, bred and owned 1992 Hambletonian Oaks winner Worldly Woman 4, 1;54.3 ($459,543).   Born July 16, 1939, in Dayton, Ohio, to Virgilina (Griffis) and George W. Van Camp, Mr. Van Camp moved to C...
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Dayson favored in Graduate 4YO trot leg

on 05/19/2017 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Graduate series for 4-year-old trotters, a Grand Circuit stake, highlights an intriguing 12-race extravaganza on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   A full field of 10 talented trotters are set to contest the $75,000 first of three preliminary legs. Leg two is scheduled for June 3 at Mohawk and leg three at Tioga Downs on June 11 leading to the $250,000 (est.)final o...
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Maxie Lee Memorial field taking shape

on 05/19/2017 2:00 AM
Three millionaires, one soon-to-be millionaire, and a quartet of sharp upstarts comprise the 2017 Maxie Lee field for older trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, May 28. It is one of three invitationals on the day's program, each going for a purse of $150,000.   The leading money earner in the field is the 5-year-old Crazy Wow. The son of Crazed-Topcat Hall won over...
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Fanning: "Hope he's as fast as he is good looking"

on 05/19/2017 2:00 AM
If there is a correlation between looks and speed, trainer Tom Fanning hopes he's found it with Photobombr Hanover.   "I tell my owners that I hope he's as fast as he is good looking because he's a good-looking horse," said a smiling Fanning, who owns Photobombr Hanover with Howard Taylor and Susan Kajfasz. "We'll find out about fast."   Photobombr Hanover was fast enough...
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