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Drachan Hanover takes Pompano Open Pace

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Drachan Hanover, superbly rated by Wally Hennessey, took top honors in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday night, using a :26.4 finale to hold off the surging Sing For Me George, with Kevin Wallis in the sulky, to score by a neck in 1:52.   King Of The Crop, driven by Dave Ingraham, was third, 2 ½ lengths away, while Pointsman finished fourth. Rocky's Z Tam picked up the nic...
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Northville Downs to host WHHC qualifier

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
The first of two qualifiers for the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) held at the Meadowlands is set at Northville Downs for Friday. Registration is now open for this qualifying event.   There will be a $100 fee due upon registration; half of which will be an entry fee and the other $50 will be the starting bankroll for the contest.   The winner of th...
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Shenandoah Downs preparing for 2017 meet

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Work continues at Shenandoah Downs, North America's newest pari-mutuel track, where the second Standardbred meet is now in the preparation phase. The 2017 season will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15. It is anticipated that post time will remain 1 p.m.   Applications for stabling will have a special "Early Bird" period starting on July 10 and ending ...
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Night Pro continues to exceed expectations

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Monday's Open Handicap for pacers at Northfield Park finds Night Pro as the 9-5 morning line favorite, which is no surprise considering the 7-year-old stallion has won nine of his past 10 starts. But a year ago at this time, owner-trainer Dale Decker wondered if Night Pro would ever race again, and if so, at what level. Night Pro was sidelined by a stifle tear that ended his 5-year-old campaig...
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HHYF announces summer camp dates

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Baseball training camp has started and spring is just around the corner. That can mean only one thing, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer camp schedule and applications are now available! Complete details are at http://hhyf.org/schedule-applications.   In a road trip that puts other pro athletes to shame, the HHYF Trottingbreds and their human cohorts will kick off the season...
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Hard Headed Women rallies in Dunn opener

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
Shuffled to sixth along the pylons with no path out, Hard Headed Women barreled through the Lightning Lane and scored the 8-1 upset in Monday’s opening leg of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Terrortina took the other $12,500 split in the series for 3-and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The event honors the memory of the late Donna Dunn, longtime Standardbred owner and wife of the l...
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Piece Of The Rock captures Dover feature

on 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
A 10-year-old veteran Piece Of The Rock notched his second win of 2017 scoring a 1:51.1 victory in the Monday feature at Dover Downs.  On the heels of a 1:50.2 triumph in his last start L&J Racing’s veteran pacer won for the 33rd time in his career romping to a 1:51.1 decision raising his lifetime earnings to $706,553 with Tony Morgan guiding the win.  Josh Green conditio...
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Gingras & Miller combine for 9 wins at M1

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
  Yannick Gingras and Brett Miller combined to win nine of the 12 races at the Meadowlands on Saturday night with Gingras winning five and Miller four. Miller took home the biggest prize of the night, piloting multi-millionaire Clear Vision to an open lengths win in the $18,000 featured event for upper level conditioned pacers. Miller took no prisoners from the beginning and ...
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Franzo lowers Miami Valley track record

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
Franzo not only won his second straight $22,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (March 4), but established an all-time, all-age track record of 1:49.1 in the process. The 5-year-old Rockin Image gelding was claimed for $20,000 five weeks ago by trainer Adam Short, who raced him in $30,000 claimers for three weeks--finishing third, first and second--before moving up to the...
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Hemi Seelster, Caviart Luca win Yonkers co-features

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
  A pocketed Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett, $17.80) and a down-the-road Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $14) were the melba toasts of the town Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. In play from post position No. 3, Hemi Seelster nestled into an early pocket behind pole-sitting Springbank Sam N (Jordan Stratton), with the lass Allerage Star (...
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$1,606 pick-5 carryover creates guarantee at Pompano

on 03/05/2017 12:00 AM
With nobody able to solve Pompano Park's Pick-5 on Saturday night, a $1,606 carryover has spawned a $10,000 guaranteed pool for Sunday night'a Pick-5 beginning with the first race. The south Florida oval will also offer a $20,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool, as well. The Pick-4 covers races 6 through 9. Gabe Prewitt, Director of Racing, said "It was pretty amazing that one 18 to 1 long-sh...
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Pick 5 Meadowlands carryover spurs big pool

on 03/04/2017 12:00 AM
A rare Pick Five carryover at the Meadowlands proved to be a horseplayer's delight as more than $170,000 in new money was wagered into the sequence. With the carryover of $25,497, there was virtually zero percent takeout, a highly unusual situation that tilts the advantage squarely in the hands of the player. The sequence proved to be fairly formful with two favorites, two second choices, a...
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Meadowlands pick 5 carryover attracts new money

on 03/04/2017 12:00 AM
  A rare Pick Five carryover at the Meadowlands proved to be a horseplayer's delight as more than $170,000 in new money was wagered into the sequence. With the carryover of $25,497, there was virtually zero percent takeout, a highly unusual situation that tilts the advantage squarely in the hands of the player. The sequence proved to be fairly formful with two favorites, two secon...
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Gotalottacredit scores upset win at Saratoga

on 03/04/2017 12:00 AM
Gotalottacredit (Credit Winner) sprung the upset in the Friday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Dave Dewhurst trainee sat the pocket in the $7,500 conditional trot for New York Sired highsteppers and wound up on the lead when the race's front-runner made a break heading to the three-quarter pole. Gotalottacredit held off the late challenge from rival Intensify (Phil Fluet) before sto...
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Don'tcallmefrancis scored in Saratoga feature

on 03/04/2017 12:00 AM
Don'tcallmefrancis (Rocknroll Hanover) scored in Saturday's feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The four year old gelding made his local debut last week and announced his presence with authority, prevailing by almost five lengths while stopping the timer in 1:53.1 in a high level conditional race. This week, it was up into the Open Pace for the Al Annunziata-trained Don'tcallmefrancis who t...
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Gokudo Hanover pulls off 20-1 Meadows shocker

on 03/04/2017 12:00 AM
  Gokudo Hanover gobbled up the leader, Dapper Dude, with a powerful first-over move and went on to pull off a 20-1 shocker in Saturday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Gokudo Hanover's most recent victory (Feb. 11) came in the same class when he upset at 16-1 by following live cover. On Saturday, he needed no such help. Eric Goodell sent...
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Gallant Seelster warms things up at Buffalo

on 03/04/2017 12:00 AM
The thermometer at Buffalo Raceway read a brisk 19 degrees on Saturday night (March 4) but Gallant Seelster sure did make the mercury rise with an impressive victory in the featured $8,600 pace. Tying the fastest mile of the 2017 meet with a 1:54.4, Gallant Seelster (David McNeight III) went gate to wire and beat Shady City (Larry Stalbaum) by solid 2-1/4 lengths. A scorching 56.4 second ...
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Carl Becker, Briggs on ballot for Communicators' Hall

on 03/03/2017 12:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the world's largest organization for industry communicators, conducted its annual two days of business meetings this past weekend at the Planet Hollywood hotel/casino along "the Strip" in this renowned gambling mecca. The weekend culminated in the Sunday evening celebration of the sport's best and brightest stars of 2016, both human and eq...
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$100 winners trigger Pick 5 carryover

on 03/03/2017 12:00 AM
Back-to-back $100-plus winners helped trigger a carryover in the Pick Five at the Meadowlands on a long shot's delight Thursday. The $25,497 carryover will be up for grabs on Friday's program. The Pick Five covers the first five races of the night. It carries a 50-cent base wager and a low 15-percent takeout rate that should almost be eliminated with the carryover. The last time there wa...
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Milky Way Rae scores in Saratoga feature

on 03/03/2017 12:00 AM
Driver Billy Dobson and trainer Heidi Rohr teamed up for three wins on the Thursday card at Saratoga Casino Hotel including a victory in the matinee's feature.   Milky Way Rae (American Ideal) got a pocket ride for the second consecutive week in the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open but this week rolled out of the two hole and pounced on her rivals en route to her first victory of the ...
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