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Teague wins DSBF leg with Henry The Dragon, Daiymir

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
George Teague started seven Delaware-breds in the four $20,000 first leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old male pace divisions and came away with the two fastest winners, Henry The Dragon and Daiymir, on Thursday (March 30) at Dover Downs. River's Crest and Automatic beat two other Teague trainees while Major Uptrend won the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for the third time this ...
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Hannah Miller placed first for Billings victory

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
When the 36th season of racing in the C.K.G Billings Series kicked off at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday, two precedents were set. It was the first time in a Billings Series opener that a horse got placed first because of a racing infraction; and it was also the first time in her career that Hannah Miller won a race by default. "I guess a win is a win no matter how it happens," said the talen...
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Action-packed Saturday on tap at Meadowlands

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
Another action filled Saturday is on tap at The Meadowlands with two important Kentucky Derby preps filling the afternoon followed by 11 live races once darkness falls.   The Florida and Louisiana Derby each go for a million dollars with the winners gaining important entry points and momentum on the path to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.   Here on the home track, the...
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Keystone Velocity looks to double up in Levy

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
Last October, trainer Rene Allard closed the deal on a racehorse he had been eyeing for a long time when he bought Keystone Velocity, a then 8-year-old son of Western Hanover with $487,252 in the bank who had just set a lifetime mark of 1:48.2. While he retained an interest in the pacer, Allard sought partners and approached VIP Stable's Ed O'Connor.   Expecting a consistent older pacer a...
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Crosby another winner for Linda MacDonald

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
Linda MacDonald had no experience in harness racing when she rode her horse to Medford Davis Jr.'s farm in Smyrna, Del., one day in 1973. But a year later, the teenage MacDonald (nee McNatt) was working in the stables there and upon graduating high school started driving horses for Davis.   MacDonald, whose parents--a Delaware State Police officer and stay-at-home mom--had bought her a po...
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Hoosier Park set to open meet on Saturday

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
 Harness racing will once again take center stage at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the 24th season is set to get underway on Saturday. With a new, daily post time of 6:30 p.m., the 163-day season will be the most lucrative stakes program in the track’s history culminated by hosting the Breeders Crown events in October. A total of 14-races have been carded for Hoosier Park’s open...
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Matchmaker Round Three in the books

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up Round Three Friday night with another trio of $40,000 divisions for quite superior—and quite soggy---pacing mares fighting a persistent, wind-driven rain. The third round’s first division saw Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron, $3.80) repeat as an odds-on winner.  Leaving from post position five, Bedroomconfessions eschewed an e...
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Rock The Look surprises at Miami Valley

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
 Rock The Look, making a double jump up from conditioned ranks, surprised the Open mares at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night capturing the $22,000 feature for open distaff pacers at odds of 16-1. A 10-time winner in 2016, the victory was the 5-year-old daughter of Rockin Image initial 2017 triumph in her eighth try.  Last in the early going, driver Jason Brewer put Rock The Lo...
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No catching City Kid at Buffalo

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
City Kid played catch me if you can and his seven rivals just couldn't do it in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,200 trot on a rainy Friday evening. Grabbing the lead from the beginning of the race, City Kid ($12.80) was too tough for the others as he toured the mile in 2:00.0 over the sloppy track. The Bronx Bumper was the nearest rival to City Kid in the end, finishing 3-1/4 lengths back. Ch...
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Weiss series get underway Sunday at Pocono

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
This year’s initial action in the $750,000 Bobby Weiss Series for 3- and 4-year-old trotters and pacers will be the highlight of the racing the first week of April at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Weiss Series, named after Pocono’s retired longtime trackman, has a grouping for each of the sexes and gaits. Four preliminary rounds for $15,000 per division determines the top ho...
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Gotalottacredit wins Saratoga feature

on 03/31/2017 2:00 AM
Gotalottacredit (Credit Winner) lasted on the lead in the feature for New York sired trotters on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.  When the favorite broke at the start, Gotalottacredit took advantage and moved out to the front end in the $8,030 feature contested over a sloppy track. Mark Beckwith piloted the Dave Dewhurst-trained trotter and asked the 7-1 longshot for all he had ...
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David Miller to return to Big M on Friday

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
Two-time defending Dan Patch "Driver of the Year" David Miller makes his first local appearance of the season as racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday evening with eleven contests scheduled beginning at 7:15 p.m.   The trotting feature is race six, a conditioned event for a purse of $18,000. It's a well matched field of seven with Second Sister, Appomattox and Classical Annie ...
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Yes You Can upsets Pompano field at 28-1

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
Yes You Can, cannily driven by Corey Braden, found a seam turning for home, swung widest of all, and collared the favored Godiva Seelster (Wally Hennessey) in the final stride to pull off a 28-1 upset in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Pace for Mares on Wednesday night.   The winning margin was officially a neck after the 1:52.2 journey with Machin Marley (John MacDonald) third, 1 ¼ le...
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Freaky Feet Pete prepares for return to races

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
As Hoosier Park commences what very well may be its most scintillating season on Saturday, there will be one individual, who was not only a stalwart presence at the facility but a cornerstone of the Indiana racing community, that will not be physically present to witness the track's hosting of the Breeders Crown or the horse that meant more than any words can adequately portray compete in that...
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Matchmaker, HoP opener in Weekend Preview!

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
After starting from outside posts the first two weeks of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers, Medusa drew post 1 in one of the three divisions Friday night, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Randy Bendis gives his thoughts to Kathy Parker about the inside starting spot. Hoosier Park opens on Saturday night and race secretary Scott Peine also talked to Kathy a...
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Her Own Land scores third straight win

on 03/30/2017 2:00 AM
Her Own Land (Blissfull Hall) scored her third consecutive win on Thursday afternoon (March 30) as she cruised to victory in the matinee’s $8,000 feature for fillies and mares at Saratoga. The 6-year old Melissa Beckwith trainee worked hard early and retook the lead after a first quarter-mile in :27.3. Despite not getting much of a breather, Her Own Land powered away from her rivals in th...
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She's All In repeats in Pompano Open Trot

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
She's All In, driven by Rick Plano, scored a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $8,500 Open Handicap Trot for Mares on Tuesday night, stopping the clock in 1:55.4.   The 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S won an early tussle with Serendipitious, handled by Wally Hennessey, and Celebrity Artemis, with Marcello Spano handling her lines, and went on to score a handy win in 1:55.4 off of pa...
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Chat Snap wins prep for Weiss Series at Pocono

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
The Western Terror filly Chat Snap, already entered in the first leg of her division of the $750,000 Bobby Weiss Series Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showed that she should be tough to beat with a victorious prep race five days prior to her first Weiss start, winning a $14,000 contest at The Downs Tuesday in 1:55.2 over a sloppy track.   With a well-strung-out field, dr...
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Robert DeMayo, connected to Saccharum, dies

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Robert DeMayo, 76, whose wife, Frances, co-owned Ohio Hall of Famer Saccharum, died March 23. Mr. DeMayo was born on Feb. 14, 1941. He and his wife, Frances, who survives, were residents of Indianapolis at the time of his death. Working first with trainer Sonny Graham and then with Billy Walters, Mrs. DeMayo co-owned Saccharum, who was one of Ohio’s grittiest distaffers from 1984–198...
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Howard to promote new book on Lexington TV

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Victoria M. Howard, horse owner and co-author of "Roosevelt Raceway Where It All Began," "Meadow Skipper, The Untold Story," and "Murray Brown, Book Full And Closed," will be appearing on a Lexington, Ky., television station on Wednesday, April 5, to discuss her latest boo. She will appear on ABC Channel 36's "Midday Kentucky" between 12-1 p.m. to discuss her book, "Kentucky Horse Pa...
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