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In A Single Bound takes Morel final at Saratoga

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
There were two series finals which served as co-features on Saturday night (May 13) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The J.P. Morel Memorial Pacing Series final went for a purse of $31,600 for young colts and geldings and was won by heavily favored In A Single Bound (Roll With Joe). The Monica Krist-trained three year old set a lifetime mark of 1:52.4 in leg one of the series two weeks ago but was a ...
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Simpson hoping for good finish for in Weiss final

on 05/14/2017 2:00 AM
Gary Simpson likes what he’s seen so far from Rewind Again. He hopes the best is yet to come. Rewind Again, the winner of three of seven races this year, competes in Monday’s $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series championship for 3- and 4-year-old female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. She will leave from post No. 9 with driver Victor Kirby. While Monday’s draw was not favorable -- ho...
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Rock 'N Roll World sets 1:48.3 season's mark

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Rock N’ Roll World, with driver John DeLong in the bike, made an emphatic debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 12) winning the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, and in doing so, recorded the nation’s fastest mile of the young 2017 season. The 1:48.3 final time established a national season’s record for aged pacers on any size track and also mar...
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B Yoyo tops Broadway Donna in 1:52.3

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Joe Bongiorno waited patiently for his opportunity, and when it came, he unleashed B Yoyo, who rallied furiously through the stretch to take the Friday night (May 12) feature at The Meadowlands, which was a $20,000 conditioned event for trotters. The 7-year-old gelded son of Striking Sahbra, who won this race a week ago as the even-money favorite, was away well and sat in the three-hole ...
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Freeze Out takes Yonkers mare pace feature

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Freeze Out (Jordan Stratton, $8.10) did it with a flourish Friday night (May 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace for a fifth consecutive victory. Away fifth from post position four, Freeze Out was uninvolved early as Call Me Queen Be (Scott Zeron) quarter-moved past Apple Bottom Jeans (George Brennan). Call Me Queen Be made the lead just at :27.4 opening q...
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Truth And Liberty blows by to win at Tioga

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
The Fillies and Mares Open II Pace ($9,000) headlined the Tioga Downs card on Friday night (May 12). The slight betting favorite, So Nice (Mike Merton) pushed the gate open and was loose on the lead from the outset. So Nice upped her lead to three lengths after three-quarters in 1:22.4. Truth And Liberty (Aaron Byron) followed patiently in the loose pocket all the way to the top of the stretch....
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PA champ Fine Tuned Lady returns and wins

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Fine Tuned Lady, Pennsylvania’s champion freshman filly trotter, took an important step to successfully defending her title when she scored in a career-best 1:54 — in her season debut — in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Sire Stake at The Meadows. The $149,852 event known as the Stenographer was contested over four divisions, with Treviso, Cool Cates and Crann Tara taking the other splits. ...
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All Bets Off wins over sloppy Pocono oval

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
All Bets Off enjoyed a perfect pocket trip behind dueling contestants for the lead, then went to the Pocono Pike and went by the stubborn pacesetting Major Uptrend to post a 1:51.1 sloppy track victory in the $25,000 featured pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night (May 13). Dojea Solo, a 70-1 shot, was fastest off the gate from the outside post seven and soon cleared everybo...
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Hot Deuce's 1:52.1 score fastest at Buffalo in '17

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Hot Deuce turned in the fastest mile of the 2017 season at Buffalo Raceway and also set a lifetime best with a scorching 1:52.1 over the fast track to win the featured $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (May 13). The time turned in by Hot Deuce (Drew Monti) was just off the all-time Buffalo Raceway track record of 1:52 established in 2015 by Fireyourguns, who ironically was in Saturday's e...
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Lex Vegas captures Scioto's Saturday feature

on 05/13/2017 2:00 AM
Eldorado Scioto Downs Gaming kicked off opening weekend on Friday (May 12) with a $25,000 Open Trot and a $25,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace while Saturday (May 13) included a $20,000 pacing contest for older horses. On Friday night, seven competitive trotters took the stage for the seventh race. The Dnieper  (post five) quickly took the lead over Tricky Nick and Boffin, but the batt...
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Summer Mixed Sale scheduled for July 16

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
A new item has been added to the schedule for Meadowlands Pace weekend, as Tattersalls will conduct its Summer Mixed Sale on Sunday, July 16, the day following the track's signature race.   The sale, to be held two weeks earlier than in previous years, will feature racehorses of all ages, with a special emphasis on 2 year olds.   "We listened to our consignors and buyers,...
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A "friendly spot" at Big M for Dealt A Winner?

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Fast class pacers open the Saturday, May 13, card at the Meadowlands as a field of six will contest the first of 11 races,an $18,000 conditioned pace.   Dealt A Winner (David Miller) has drawn the rail and been tabbed a slight 2-1 favorite as the 2015 Cane Pace in track and world record time makes his 5-year-old debut.   Dealt A Winner endured a non-descript 2016, spent c...
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Joe Lee day at Monticello on Thursday

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
It was Joe Lee Day at Monticello Raceway on Thursday. The New York Yankees assistant locker room manager won both divisions of the NAADA Trotting Series at the Sullivan County oval. He won the first split, race six on the betting card, with Hidden Identity in a 2:00.4 clocking and then came back to score an easy 1:59.3 victory behind Tim Lizzie in race eight.   Known as "Yankee Joe"...
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New Jersey payments due May 15

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Important payments are due Monday, May 15, to make and keep horses eligible to the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program and the Standardbred Development Fund.   Nominations are due for foals of 2016 that are yearlings in 2017. All horses nominated must be registered with the U. S. Trotting Association, Standardbred Canada or another appropriate breed registry. The fee is $50 for t...
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Miami Valley concludes solid fourth season

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Gaming and Racing concluded its fourth season of live harness racing with a flourish on Monday, May 8. Total handle for the 87-day meet was up substantially over 2016 figures; and total purses paid was up over 25 percent year-over-year. All indicators have progressively improved each season; particularly during the last two. Activity at the claim box showed 481 horses changin...
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Dude's The Man is back! Wins qualifier in 1:50.3

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Dude's The Man, one of the top 3-year-old pacers in 2015 whose health issues limited him to just nine starts in 2016, returned to the racetrack on Friday morning with a winning qualifying effort at Vernon Downs. With Chris Lems driving for trainers Jessica and Howard Okusko, Dude's The Man led gate to wire in 1:50.3, closing out his mile with a final quarter of :26.3. "He was really good," Howa...
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Driving School graduate wins with Cody Coy

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Cody Coy has always been special to Carl Easterday Jr. and his wife Chris.   Purchased for $2,500 at the 2010 Ohio Selected Jug Sale, the now 8-year-old trotter has won 30 races and earned $188,028 in his career. He was one of the top 2 year olds on the Ohio circuit, but took a bad step in the days leading up to the Ohio Sires Stakes championship and was sidelined with a cracked pastern. ...
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Roy returning home this weekend to H3R

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Come rain or shine this Sunday, harness racing driver Louis-Philippe Roy is looking forward to coming back to his "home turf" this Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R.   Roy, who just three years ago was driving mainly on the Quebec Fair Circuit, is now the second leading dash-winning and money-winning driver in all of Canada. He currently drives regularly at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellvill...
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NZ-bred Mister Daytona set for Yonkers debut

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Since arriving in the United States this winter, Mister Daytona is a perfect 2-for-2 for trainer Brewer Adams. Saturday night, the New Zealand-bred horse will make his Yonkers Raceway debut in the eighth race $55,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Mister Daytona flew into New York in early February, only a week after his final Australian start at Gloucester Park. The son of American Ideal out of t...
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Downbytheseaside headed to Rooney

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
The partners and trainer of Downbytheseaside have announced today that the champion pacing colt will bypass the sire stakes this season and instead plans on next racing in the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway.   "We believe that the Art Rooney is the best preparation for our eventual goal of the Pepsi North America Cup," says partner Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Farm. "We plan to give h...
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