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Medusa sprints to second straight victory

on 02/20/2017 12:00 AM
After a second-quarter breather, Medusa sprinted home in :55.1 to capture her second straight victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Medusa retook the lead past the quarter, allowing Tony Hall to give her a leisurely 29.3 second panel. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical turned on the gas from there, downing the rallying Lakeisha Ha...
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Go Collect N takes Monday Dover feature

on 02/20/2017 12:00 AM
Corey Callahan rushed Go Collect N into the early lead and then led the rest of a 1:51.2 mile to win the Monday feature at Dover Downs on Feb. 20. The Go Collect N win was the first of the year for the Gotta Go Collect-No Parking N gelding owned by Robert Cooper and J&T Silva stables. Go Collect N won for the 13th time in his career, bringing his lifetime earnings to $$124,944. Western...
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Latest Desire wins 3rd straight at Miami Valley

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
Latest Desire made it three-in-a-row in O-hi-o on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway, capturing the $22,000 Open I Pace again despite being assigned the outermost post position in the field of nine.  Knowing that his horse is in exceptionally good form driver Simon Allard set sail from the get-go, managing to clear to the front as the first quarter-beam was reached in :27. The winn...
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Mykindachip, Dapper Dude DH at Meadows

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
Mykindachip was wearing down the leader on the inside. Dapper Dude was rallying furiously on the outside to erase a four length deficit. When they hit the wire in Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, the camera couldn’t separate them.  Thus, they were declared dead heat winners in 1:50.2, fastest dead heat ever at The Meadows, knocking a tick from the mark ...
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Alberto Contador repeats at Meadowlands

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
Alberto Contador lowered his lifetime mark for the second straight week at The Meadowlands, winning Saturday night's featured $15,000 conditioned pace in 1:49.4. Alberto Contador won last week at 14-1 in 1:50.1 and stepped up in class in his repeat bid. Brett Miller moved the New Zealand bred 9-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding to the front past the quarter-mile marker in :26.4. Miller co...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A captures Buffalo open

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
 A break at the start looked like it might have doomed the chances of Itsonlyrocknroll A ($3.80) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night, but in the end he had the remaining six participants waving the white flag in surrender. Itsonlyrocknroll A (Larry Stalbaum) continued to stamp himself as the top pacer on the Buffalo Raceway grounds by breezing to an easy 3 3/4-leng...
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A Little Starstruk is queen of Survivor Series

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
The first of four Feb. "Survivor Series" champions was crowned Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway. A Little Starstruk (Kayne Kauffman) proved to be queen of the elimination style ‘elite series’ for $10,000 claiming mares, triumphing over Ginger Spice N (Brady Galliers) and Fox Valley Pipa (Randy Tharps) in 1:53.3. Kauffman put the winning 6-year-old Well Said mare on the front end ear...
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Rose Run Parker dominates in Big M debut

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
Rose Run Parker, a two-time Indiana Sires Stakes champion, was a dominant winner at The Meadowlands in his 2017 debut. Rose Run Parker was bet down to even-money favoritism in the field of nine that also included stakes winner Muscle Diamond, last week’s top-class winner B Yoyo and past winners Crosbys Clam Bake and Opulent Yankee. Yannick Gingras moved the 6-year-old Jailhouse Je...
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Noone To Depend On wins Miami Valley open

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
After a four-week absence, Noone To Depend On returned to the winner’s circle following the Friday $22,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway. After reeling off victories at the top level the first two weeks of the meet in early Jan., the 4-year-old daughter of Santanna Blue Chip had only a fourth place finish to show for her next three starts, plus a week off.  Traine...
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Bedroomconfessions big in Yonkers feature

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron, $8.70) gave nothing else a shot Friday night, easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.  Bedroomconfessions threw down an early gauntlet, making the lead—from post position seven—before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. From there, she zipped the modern way, finishing her foray with intervals of :55.4, 1:24 1:52.1. Empre...
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Waasmula wins 30th of career at Woodbine

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
The classy pacing mare Waasmula found the winner’s circle for the first time in 2017 and the 30th time of her career Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The 9-year-old daughter of Million Dollar Cam converted off a second-over trip from driver Trevor Henry to win this week’s top class for pacing mares in 1:51.3. Friday’s victory was extra special for Waasmula, as it was the Bruce...
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Rock Of Cashel cashes in Yonkers trot

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
It was the old double-nickel Saturday night as a pair of fives took down Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.  Rock Of Cashel (Scott Zeron, $13.20) won the week’s marquee trot from second over, snapping pace-setting (:28.3, :58, 1:27.1) 17-10 choice Springbank Sam N (Jordan Stratton) by a head in 1:56. Dot Dot Dot Dash (Steve Smith) offered her best stride late to ...
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Brett Miller takes home all the G Notes

on 02/17/2017 12:00 AM
Brett Miller stole the show on a cold, windy night at the Meadowlands on Thursday, winning four of the night’s nine races including both Dash For The G-Notes series finals. Miller kicked off the "Meadowlands Harness Live" broadcast on SNY with a Dash win with the mare Never Ever Clever, who defeated the boys in the $15,000 final. Never Ever Clever, a 6-year-old Muscle Hill mare trained by Jo...
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Solid Saturday card at Meadowlands

on 02/17/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will host a dozen races on Saturday night, featuring a cracker-jack field of 10 in the seventh race, a condition/optional claiming pace for a purse of $15,000.   This group is an amalgamation of accomplished veterans with a number of variables to complicate the handicapping issue.   Trainer Dylan Davis bookends the field with a pair of talented 6-year-old pacers co...
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Taylor responds to NY glaucine positives

on 02/17/2017 12:00 AM
In response to Thursday's announcement by the New York State Gaming Commission regarding alleged glaucine positives for 26 trainers, attorney Howard Taylor sent a statement Friday afternoon to harnessracing.com on behalf of five named trainers: Ron Burke, Mark Ford, Julie Miller, Rob Harmon and Richard Johnson.   Here is the statement from Taylor:   The statement issued yester...
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Wild Wanda upsets at Pompano

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
Wild Wanda, overlooked in the wagering at 7-1, sprung a mild upset at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, edging by a game Godiva Seelster, the 6-5 second choice, with a :27.2 final panel to score in 1:51.4, a seasonal mark.   Goldstar Rockette, the longest proposition in the field at 62-1, finished third, just a length away while Pertty Music was fourth. The late charging OK Heavenly ...
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Missile J off to flying start for new connections

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
John McGill hopes a missile can help take him to new heights.   McGill and Brian Carsey share ownership of Missile J, who they purchased for $115,000 at the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands. The 4-year-old male pacer has gone 3-for-3 for his new owners and trainer Scott DiDomenico, fueling optimism for a limited stakes schedule later this season.   ...
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Trotters featured Friday night at Meadowlands

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
Friday night's live racing at the Meadowlands consists of 11 events with a solid field of nine trotters set to go in the featured in the seventh race, a $20,000 conditioned trot.   The streaking B Yoyo was a handy 1:53 winner against many of these last week with a crushing first-over move for driver Joe Bongiorno. The pair ground up gradually around the final bend, wearing down earl...
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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 10

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y.   Goshen Yearling Sale president Bob Boni noted, "We are pleased to announce that our consignor list will continue to be led by some of the most accomplished breeders in harness racing, including Hanover Shoe Farms, Winbak Farms, Blue Chip Farms and Came...
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Mach It A Par set to tee off for 2017

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
When trainer Rich Banca purchased Mach It A Par sight unseen last winter, he thought he was getting a mare who knew how to win and who could be effective in the mid-level conditions at Yonkers. When she showed up to the barn, her appearance didn't instill confidence, but Banca was undeterred.   "If you looked at her and didn't know who she was, you wouldn't want to give $20,000 for ...
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