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"Proud Poppa" Glasser set for Billings race

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
David Glasser was never the type of child that wanted to spend summers at camp. He much preferred the racetrack. Several decades later, he still enjoys a day or night at the races--and often from one of the best seats in the house. Glasser, who has been driving harness racing horses since the age of 14, on Thursday will take a seat in the sulky behind his trotter Celebrity Stimulus as the C.K.G....
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Spoonful, Luv Is Blind win DSBF trots at Dover

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Spoonful and Luv Is Blind used different methods to 1st leg victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries on Wednesday, March 29 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac used the passing lane to win the $20,000 Open trot.  Tetrick wins five again. Jim Morand and Spoonful came on strong after the three quarters on the way to a 2:00.1 win in the first $2...
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Ray Fisher Jr. gets 4,000th In Buffalo win

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
"I never thought I'd get my first win or even get a hundred wins let alone four thousand," driver Ray Fisher Jr. said after he posted his 4,000th career victory aboard Autocorect Hanover ($9.80) in the eighth race at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 29). "I didn't even know I was close to four thousand wins until a few weeks ago. I was kind of surprised," Fisher Jr. said. Th...
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Call For Justice gets 4th straight, life mark at Meadows

on 03/29/2017 2:00 AM
Call For Justice made it four straight when he overpowered the field with a first-over blitz and rolled home in a career-best 1:52.4 in Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Call For Justice was fourth down the backside when Dave Palone sent him after the leader, Fashion Chocolate. The 5-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka overwhelme...
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Cousin Mary sweeps Petticoat Series

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
You just have to admire someone who was in a sow barn by day and a Yonkers Raceway winner's circle by night.   "She's the best horse we've ever had," owner Jeffrey Williamson said after not-quite-death-and-taxes Cousin Mary (Jordan Stratton, $2.70) easily disposed of her seven rivals in Monday's $61,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series.   The series was open...
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Sailer Eddie holds on in Pompano trot

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Sailer Eddie, driven by owner-trainer Kevin Wallis, barely held off the late charging Sooo Handsome, with Rick Plano in the bike, to escape with a photo finish victory in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The official margin was a "nose" at the conclusion of the 1:54 journey with Boli and driver Wally Hennessey teaming up for show honors, 2 ¾ lengths away...
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Walnridge founder Dr. David Meirs II, 87, dies

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Dr. David A. Meirs II died Monday at the age of 87 in New Jersey.  In 1965 Dr. Meirs established Walnridge Equine Clinic. With the advent of the New Jersey Sire Stakes program in 1972, he decided to become active in New Jersey’s Standardbred Industry and established Walnridge Farm. The first stallion to stand at Walnridge was Peerswick, a horse imported from New Zealand and ac...
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Down Under star Christen Me arrives in US

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Richard Poillucci has admired pacer Christen Me from afar. With this week's arrival of New Zealand's 2015 Horse of the Year on U.S. soil, Poillucci looks forward to appreciating Christen Me's talents from much nearer proximity. An 11-time Group 1 winner Down Under with nearly $2.5 million in purse earnings, Christen Me was recently purchased by Poillucci from the stable of New Zealand trainer Cra...
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Boffin wins Miami Valley trot feature in 1:55

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Boffin (Chris Page) returned to the Miami Valley winner’s circle following the $22,000 Open Trot on Tuesday afternoon (March 26), making his first visit there in six weeks. The veteran campaigner narrowly held off Walter White (John DeLong) in 1:55, after cutting fractions of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:26.3 on the front end.  Penn (Jason Brewer) grabbed the show dough in the full field of ni...
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Never Say Never N takes Sagamore Hill final

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
A pocketed Never Say Never N (Jason Bartlett, $7.10) out-tripped 2-5 favorite Awesomeness (Scott Zeron) Tuesday night to win Yonkers Raceway’s $61,800 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series. The annual Teddy Roosevelt-A-Thon was open to 3- and 4-year-old pacers (guys only, girls went at in the Petticoat) who are/were non-winners of four races or $40,000 through last Dec. 1. Leaving f...
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Delaware champ Logan's Girl wins again in DSBF

on 03/28/2017 2:00 AM
Logan’s Girl and Spanish Dream, both trained by Jim King, owned by his wife Jo Ann Looney-King, and driven by Vic Kirby won first-leg divisions of the 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick drove five winners, Vic Kirby four, and Jim and Jo Ann King enjoyed a three-win day. Logan’s Girl, winner of both ...
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Muscle Diamond, Campbell win at Pocono

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
Maybe Hall of Fame horseman John Campbell might want to reconsider that July 1 career change he’s talked about. Set to become the president/CEO of the Hambletonian Society on the first of July, Campbell showed he still has plenty of sulky magic left at his command, sending Muscle Diamond right to the front in the $20,000 handicap trotting feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun P...
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Record 93 nominations for Hackett at MVG

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway has received a record of 93 nominations for the 2017 edition of the James K. Hackett Memorial series for Ohio-sired sophomore pacers. A total of 38 fillies are eligible to drop in the box for $12,500 elimination heats on Friday, April 14; while 55 colts can enter for their eliminations a night later. $40,000 championship races are scheduled for April 21 (fillies) and April...
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Drachan Hanover takes Pompano feature

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
Drachan Hanover, confidently handled by Wally Hennessey, scored a handy 1:51 win in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday night (March 26). The 5-year-old son of Jereme's Jet, leaving from the coveted post five, darted off the Hummer’s wings into an early lead, yielded at the hot :26.1 opening station to Sing For Me George (Kevin Wallis), re-took a few long strides later and carved...
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Ontario farmers enjoying Cousin Mary

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
The manner in which Cousin Mary found her way to owner Jeff Williamson’s stable --- not to mention the Petticoat Series at Yonkers Raceway --- could best be described as fortuitous. Especially given the way she has frequently found her way to the winner’s circle. Williamson bought Cousin Mary, the 9-5 morning line favorite in Monday’s $61,000 Petticoat Series final for 4-year-old fema...
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Lets Go Bucks wins Paver Series final

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
Lets Go Bucks, who captured the Ohio Breeders Championship for sophomore trotters last September, added another notch to his girth when he captured the $22,500 final of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial late-closing series on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley.  With the victory, the now 4-year-old And Away We Go gelding’s career bounty exceeds $140,000 for owners Jim Burnett and Tim Homan. ...
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Lincolnjames captures Meadows Preferred

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
Lincolnjames gobbled up the leader with a powerful first-over move, then drew off late to capture Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Lincolnjames was fourth when Dave Palone sent him after Dapper Dude, who was rendered vulnerable by a 26.3 opening panel. The 6-year-old Northwest-Winbak Lucy gelding had little trouble clearing and opening a daylight lead. He triumphed in ...
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DSBF 3YO trotters in action at Dover

on 03/27/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries got underway on Monday at Dover Downs with Master Clave and Moonshine Lavec posting trotting wins. In the first division, Master Clave quickly responded after breaking stride at the start making up 10 lengths before taking the lead on the final turn on the way to a 2:01.1 victory. Ross Wolfenden guided ...
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Missile J lone repeater in Levy second round

on 03/26/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series for Free-For-Allers continued Saturday night, with another quartet of $50,000 divisions. Second choice Missile J (Tim Tetrick, $4.40) enjoyed his off-the-pace antics so much in Round 1, he parlayed the performance this time around. From post position No. 3 in the third division, he was fourth as Somewhere in L A (Jason Bar...
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Down under import Our Sky Major wins M1 debut

on 03/26/2017 2:00 AM
  Our Sky Major brought a pretty big resume from Down Under as a multiple top-class stakes winner when he made his North American debut in February. After another eye-catching win on Saturday in the Meadowlands pacing feature, his first ever start at the New Jersey oval, Our Sky Major has stamped himself as a horse to watch in the free-for-all ranks this season. Joe Bongiorno wor...
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