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Looney Dune takes Vernon mare feature

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Ellen McNeil's Looney Dune ($4.10) proved simply dominant at even money in Thursday (October 20) evening's featured $6,100 distaff pace at Vernon Downs, controlling the pace en route to an eight-length win.   The 8-year-old Bettor's Delight mare sprinted clear from her outside post 5 with ease, leading pocket rival Love You Bye (Fern Paquet, Jr.) through early sectionals of :26.2 an...
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Harrington wraps up 70th anniversary meet

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's culminated its 70th anniversary of live racing Thursday with closing night awards on the 13-race program.   Victor Kirby took his first ever driving title in dramatic fashion, after leading by three going into the program over Ross Wolfenden, Kirby quickly sealed the title with four wins in the first six races on the program.   "This is special," said...
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Jim Hardy scores 3,000th career victory

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Veteran driver Jim Hardy scored the 3,000th victory of his career Thursday afternoon (Oct. 20) when he guided Eye See Now to an upset victory at Plainridge Park Casino.   "It feels good to reach the milestone," Hardy said following a brief celebration in the winners' circle. "But it is even better to do it with my own horse."   Hardy trains Eye See Now for Jim, David and ...
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Delmarvalous to stand at Winbak in '17

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
In 2017 Winbak Farm will be welcoming Delmarvalous p, 2, 1:52.3f; 3, 1:48.2 ($899,123), to the Winbak Farm of Delaware lineup.   The Badlands Hanover son had a lucrative career that included wins at two in the Arden Downs Stakes and two Delaware Breeders Finals. Early in the season, he finished second to Two Year Old Colt Pacer Of The Year, Sportswriter in both his Metro Pace and Na...
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Mach It A Par takes Yonkers mare feature

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
A from-last Mach it A Par (Brian Sears, $7.40) swept away her sorority sisters Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   It was a repeat performance for Mach it a Par, who cut the mile a week ago. Here, remanded behind the eight-ball (though in one notch after a inside defection), she saw polester Southwind Roulette (George Brennan) either ...
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Chezatter, Thats All Moni win BC 2FT elims

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Yielding to Ariana G for the pocket in the backstretch, Chezatter, a filly by Explosive Matter out of the Malabar Man mare Chez Lucie, sprinted out of the pocket in the stretch, advancing to a 1:53.4 victory, a career best, in the first of two $20,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Friday (Oct. 21) at the Meadowlands.   Claiming the lead through a :28...
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Always B Miki cruises in 1:48 in prep for Crown

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Always B Miki, fastest harness horse of all time, easily won the $25,000 Open Pace at The Meadowlands on Friday (Oct. 21), a prep for the older division of male pacers' final next week. David Miller drove the champion again, winning in 1:48 for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable and Christina Takter.   Leaving from the 10 post (the nine spot with t...
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Sweet Thing captures Vernon Open

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Homer Hochstetler and Robert Buddig's Sweet Thing ($9.10) made every yard a winning one in Friday (October 21) evening's featured $11,000 Miracle Mile/Open Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs, evading local standout and odds-on favorite J A T O by 4-1/4 lengths to hand him a second straight Miracle Mile defeat.   Fern Paquet, Jr. wasted no time putting the 4-year-old Chocolatier mare in p...
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Joe Bongiorno drives 1,000th winner

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Joe Bongiorno scored his 1000th victory Friday (Oct. 21) at Freehold Raceway guiding Fathers Amiga for trainer Chris Marino in 1:59. The 23-year-old native of Colts Neck, N.J. had his first pari-mutuel drive just five short years ago at this very facility with Mr. Bennett, which landed him in the winner's circle.   Bongiorno comes from a family of Hall of Fame horsemen. He i...
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5 Crown finals drawn: Miki post 4, WIJI post 7

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
The three Breeders Crown fields not requiring eliminations--both trotting events for older horses and one pacing event--were drawn on Friday (October 21) evening at the Meadowlands.   The $421,000 Crown for older pacers shapes up to be a clash of the titans, with Always B Miki drawing post position 4 in the field of 10. Defending Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit drew post 7...
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Frost Damage Blues 2p1; Lady Shadow wins

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
In the first of two $20,000 Breeders Crown elims for the Open Mare Pacers at the Meadowlands on Oct. 21, Frost Damage Blues, driven by Brett Miller, finished second but was placed first for the 1:51.1 win. The second BC elim for mare pacers went to Lady Shadow, who pulled away to an open-lengths score over Bedroomconfessions in a downpour.   Getting back to the first elim, Sola...
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Velocity Vespa posts 18th win of season

on 10/21/2016 2:00 AM
On Friday night, Velocity Vespa (I Scoot Hanover) did what Velocity Vespa does. The six year old standout scored a front-running win in the $16,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   The Rich Banca trainee loves the lead and driver Jimmy Devaux worked hard to get her there on a rainy night in the Spa City. Velocity Vespa was parked out early before Devaux went pedal ...
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Moreland Flash earns 50th career victory

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
Moreland Flash paced home for his 50th career victory, winning Race 15 at Northfield Park on Wednesday (Oct. 19). The 10-year-old veteran, with 244 career starts, also has 25 seconds and 26 third place finishes.   Moreland Flash (Memphis Flash-Carols Cliff-Camtastic) has career earnings of $147,880 with a lifetime mark of 1:51.4 over Northfield's Flying Turns at age seven. The pacer...
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Theresademoninme scores at Harrington

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
On the penultimate night of the 2016 Harrington Raceway meet, Michael Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($5.40, Jon Roberts) set a new lifetime best with a 1:53.4 win in the $17,700 Open Trot Wednesday.   The 5-year-old Kadabra gelding notched his eighth win of the year for trainer and co-owner Davis. Theresademoninme surged in deep stretch to eventually wear down a gam...
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Security for Crown contenders announced

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society & Breeders Crown are announcing pertinent details regarding the security to be employed for the upcoming Breeders Crown races.   For the elimination races this weekend, participants in the Open Mare Pace elims will be required to report to the security barn by 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. All 14 elimination races on Saturday are...
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54 Winbak HB yearling videos now online

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
The first 54 Winbak yearling videos for the Harrisburg Select Sale have been posted at http://www.winbakfarm.com/. Due to the amount of videos, the others will be posted in similar size groups within the next two weeks. When visiting the website, simply click on a hip number to watch the individual's video and on the yearling's name for their current pedigree. Winbak's 2016 Harrisburg Sel...
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Panocchio set to return to Pompano Sunday

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
Track record holder Panocchio, who scorched the Pompano Park oval in 1:48.3 last semester, makes his fall debut at South Florida's Winter Capital of Harness Racing in Sunday night's Open Pace.   The 6-year-old outstanding son of No Pan Intended, owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, comes into the action with 42 lifetime wins--half of those at Pompano Park--and...
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Pacing filly Roaring To Go ready for BC elim

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
With less than 72 hours to tick off prior to her appearance in a $20,000 elimination for the Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly pace on Saturday (Oct. 22) at Meadowlands Racetrack, trainer Kevin Lare thinks owner Frank Chick may be a bit weary of his weekly training updates in regards to Roaring To Go.   "I know I sound like a broken record," he said. "But I keep telling Frank the same...
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Southwind Farms HB yearling videos online

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Harrisburg yearling sale (Nov. 7–9) are now available on the Southwind Farms website (www.southwindfarms.net). The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature leading sires Chapter Seven, Bettors Delight and Cantab Hall. Yearlings are available for inspection at the farm.   For...
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$10,000 donation to Goshen's Historic Track

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
At a recent meeting of the Auxiliary of Goshen Historic Track at the Copper Bottom Restaurant in the village of Florida, NY, the Auxiliary made a $10,000 donation to the National Historic Landmark. Historic Track's Board of Directors, Steve Jones, George Casale and John Manzi joined them for dinner that evening. Accepting the $10,000 check from Auxiliary co-president Judy Green was Steve Jo...
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