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Its Mesmerise N wins again at Pocono Sunday

on 09/06/2020 10:07 PM
The American Ideal mare Its Mesmerise N has really taken to racing in the U.S. in her short stay here – she ran her American record to 7-4-3-0-$32,900 and took a new mark of 1:50.2 in the $14,000 distaff pacing feature during the twilight Sunday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Queen Of The Pride left fastest of all from the outside post in the field of six, with Topvi...
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Cuatro De Julio impressive in Kentucky Sire Stakes action

on 09/06/2020 10:06 PM
Cuatro De Julio redeemed himself after breaking his last start to easily win by over two lengths in 1:51.4 in the lone division of the Kentucky Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. His time was just one-fifth of a second off the track record and world record time of 1:51.3 held by Walner for 2-year-old colt trotters on a mile track....
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Youngsters fly in Ohio Sires Stakes Championships 

on 09/06/2020 10:05 PM
Eldorado Scioto Downs hosted the Ohio Sires Stakes championships Sunday night, with a total of $2.8 million in purses for the 17-race card.   Merry Ann, the 8-5 favorite, captured the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 2-year-old trotting fillies with a front-stepping 1:57 effort for driver Chris Page and trainer Ron Burke.  The daughter of Southwind Spirit-Witty G...
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Hearduwhispermynam sets new Running Aces track mark

on 09/06/2020 9:04 PM
The featured event on the Sunday afternoon (September 6) program at Running Aces was the $13,800 sophomore “A” trot, with a field of eight lining up behind the gate and Jenni King’s Hearduwhispermyname surging off cover to break a long-standing track record. Hearduwhispermynam, part of a two-horse entry for King, started from post six with driver Rick Magee in the bike. SD E...
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Perfect Party Girl Hill romps in PASS final

on 09/06/2020 9:00 PM
Party Girl Hill ($2.40) looked every bit the part of a divisional champion on Sunday (Sept. 6) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, keeping her undefeated record intact with a decisive 1:48.4 score in the $253,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final for sophomore pacing fillies. Just eight days removed from her 1:49.2 victory in the Fan Hanover at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the daughter of Captaintreacherou...
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Loyal Fox Hanover sets track record in Landmark at Goshen

on 09/06/2020 8:58 PM
Loyal Fox Hanover made his first win of the season a memorable one, winning Sunday’s $16,150 Landmark Stakes 3-year-old open trot by 4-1/2 lengths over Askmelater Hanover in a track-record 1:57.3 at Historic Track. Sloanie finished third. The previous track record for a 3-year-old trotting gelding was 1:58 set by Keenan in 2011. Askmelater Hanover led through the first half of the ra...
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Merton gets grand slam including feature at Tioga 

on 09/06/2020 8:57 PM
Mike Merton drives four winners including the $6,000 featured pace with Real Lucky N at Tioga Downs on Sunday (September 6).  In the feature, Devisser (Renaldo Morales III) took the lead and led to the first quarter in :26.4.  Real Lucky N ($3.90) took over as they went by the stands for the first time.  He led to the half in :56.4.  Rockntouch (Brandon Park...
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The Meadows will host eight $40K Stallion Series finals Monday

on 09/06/2020 8:53 PM
Searching for some exciting Labor Day harness racing action? Look no further than The Meadows, which on Monday will host eight Pennsylvania Stallion Series championships. Each final goes for $40,000, meaning $320,000 will be up for grabs.   On the wagering front, the 15-race card features a trio of rich opportunities: a $9,734.02 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5; a $5,000 total-...
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Highalator game in Big M Saturday feature

on 09/06/2020 8:22 AM
Over the past two years, Highalator has impressed time and again at The Meadowlands, and Saturday night at the mile oval, he brought his 'A' game once again in defeating a talented field in the featured $18,500 high-end conditioned pace.   Unlike his Big M score on June 6 at odds of 42-1 from post 10 from off the pace, driver Ricky Still had the 6-year-old son of Somebeachsome...
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Davis Jr. wins six, Morrill Jr. takes five at Batavia

on 09/06/2020 8:21 AM
You might say it was a two-horse race at Batavia Downs, except that it was between the top two drivers in western New York. Billy Davis Jr. won six races including the feature and Jim Morrill Jr. won five races including stringing four in a row, accounting for the winners of 11 of 13 races contested on Saturday night (Sept. 5).   Davis's best victory came in the $8,000 Open II Han...
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Warrawee Vital and Tattoo Artist take Simcoe splits 

on 09/06/2020 8:19 AM
Fresh off the Pepsi North America Cup, three-year-old pacers continued their Grand Circuit action on Saturday night with two divisions of the Simcoe Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Warrawee Vital continued his rise to prominence with a 1:49.1 score in the first $85,506 division for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Rob Fellows. The son of Captaintreacherous shot out to the early...
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Dorsoduro Hanover gives MacDonald another Pacing Derby stunner 

on 09/05/2020 11:38 PM
Driver James MacDonald engineered his second consecutive Canadian Pacing Derby stunner, guiding Dorsoduro Hanover to a 40-1 upset on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    The Ron Burke trained Dorsoduro Hanover and MacDonald sat fifth-over turning for home and swept by rivals promptly for a 1:48.4 victory in the $540,000 event.    "I always though the se...
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Ohio Sires Stakes Championships by the numbers 

on 09/05/2020 10:18 PM
Eight $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships for 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters of both genders will be contested on Sunday night, Sept. 6 at Scioto Downs.      Horses are eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) if their sires are registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during their year of conception. Breeders, as well as farm and stallion owne...
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Atlanta dominates in Maple Leaf Trot 

on 09/05/2020 10:17 PM
Atlanta bounced back from a miscue in her last start to win the $560,000 Maple Leaf Trot in 1:50.4 on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    The five-year-old mare shot off cover for driver Yannick Gingras at the head of the stretch and powered by rivals for a four lengths score. The Ron Burke trainee matched the stakes record held by Guardian Angel As (2019) and Mister Herbi...
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Ready For Moni rolls in Goodtimes

on 09/05/2020 9:20 PM
Caught behind dull cover and on the right line, driver Yannick Gingras maneuvered 1-5 favourite Ready For Moni to the center of the track and strode to a 1:52.1 victory in the $215,000 Goodtimes Trot on Saturday (Sept. 5) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Hayek hustled to the lead with Hollywood Story tucking into the pocket moving to a :27.1 first quarter. Jula Trix Treasure into the backside angled ...
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Leon Bailey drives five winners at Vernon 

on 09/05/2020 9:18 PM
"Lightening" Leon Bailey had a career day driving five horses to the winner's circle at Vernon Downs on Saturday (September 5).    He got his wins with So Diva ($28.00) in race one.  His second win came in race four with The Blazing Truth ($7.80).  He would finish first in race seven, nine, and ten with Intuitive Writer ($5.90), Rise Up Now ($17....
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Tay Tay M and Prairie Fortune win Tioga features

on 09/05/2020 7:37 PM
Leading driver, Wally Hennessey drives the winners of both $6,000 co-features at Tioga Downs on Saturday (September 5).  Tay Tay M ($3.20) took the featured fillies & mares pace, charging right to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.2.  She would slow things down with a :29.2 second quarter hitting the half in :56.4.  Persistent Better (Bruce Aldric...
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2-Year-Old PASS Championships held at Pocono

on 09/05/2020 7:33 PM
The best of the Pennsylvania-sired babies came in for their closeup on Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, racing in four $253,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships, with a $50,000 consolation event also for the two-year-olds in each division of sex and gait.   And after studying the sterling forms of the entrants, it turned out that all you needed to know abou...
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Gingras sweeps OSS Gold divisions at Grand River

on 09/05/2020 4:41 PM
Yannick Gingras had a perfect night in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Grand River Raceway on Friday (Sept. 4), steering the winners of all three $54,923 Gold Series divisions for the 2-year-old pacing fillies. Gingras kicked off his driving hat trick with Twin B Sunkissed. Starting from post three, Twin B Sunkissed left smartly and then yielded to Game Of Shadows heading by the :27.4 quarter. G...
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Red Mile wagering news enticing for horseplayers

on 09/05/2020 8:35 AM
The Red Mile has made playing the races a bit more enticing for its horseplayers and fans. Beginning with this Sunday's card the retention rate on the daily Pick 4 wager (races 7-10) has been reduced to 15% and will come with a pool guarantee of $5,000 on Sundays, courtesy of The Red Mile and the USTA Strategic Wagering program.   This pairs nicely with the existing Pick 5 on race...
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