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Amigo Volo, Big Oil take last PASS leg

on 08/31/2020 8:48 PM
Amigo Volo and Big Oil have sharpened their games by taking on their division’s best all season. That preparation showed Monday at The Meadows when each captured a division of a $188,732 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   A respectable fourth from post 10 in the Hambletonian final, Amigo Volo had the easier time of it in the event known as the S...
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Show Me The Magic pays $157 to win

on 08/31/2020 7:15 PM
Show Me The Magic blew up the toteboard – again – at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday afternoon, coming from the back of the field to sweep by everybody late and return $159.00 for a $2 win ticket. As often happens in this type of situation, a hot early pace was involved, with a host of horses being involved in a :26.4 opening quarter – in a race for $12,500 claimin...
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Woodbine Mohawk Park begins gradual reopening

on 08/31/2020 3:07 PM
Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce that Woodbine Mohawk Park will reopen to live racing fans and simulcast guests on a limited basis starting Monday, Aug. 31.   The facility at Mohawk Park is able to gradually reopen thanks to successful hosting limited horse owners and connections for live racing in recent weeks. Those that recently attend live racing adhered to all the ne...
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An old friend remembers Jack Watson

on 08/31/2020 12:37 PM
Jack Watson, 65, a longtime caretaker in the Continental Farm Stable,  passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 18 at Oneida Healthcare Center in New York after a brief illness.   A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Watson attended the Toledo schools. His mother's early death at a young age prompted  him to leave school and pursue a career. That is when Jack started working as...
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Red Mile to present plan to allow owners, spectators

on 08/31/2020 11:15 AM
Red Mile president Joe Costa told harnessracing.com Monday morning that he is in the final stages of putting a plan in place to present to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that will allow a limited number of spectators and owners of horses to attend live racing.   Costa said the plan would first have to be approved by the Commission and then by Gov. Andy Beshear, and he is hopefu...
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Upsets in PA All-Stars 3CP divisions

on 08/30/2020 9:06 PM
Upsets were the rule during a Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the trend featuring in two $35,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars contest for 3-year-old pacing colts, taken by Enough Sun ($29) and Tell Them Lou ($45.20).   Both winners found success in sitting third inside for most of the mile. The Somebeachsomewhere colt Enough Sun wa...
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Backstreet Shadow one of three Burke-trained winners a Philly

on 08/30/2020 9:03 PM
Backstreet Shadow ($3.40) led a training triple for Ron Burke on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia with a sharp 1:48.4 score in the featured $20,000 winners-over pacing event. Tim Tetrick angled the 5-year-old Shadow Play gelding out from midfield as Jack's Legend N (Pat Berry) worked to clear the lead from Respect Our Flag (Joe Bongiorno) at the end of a :26.4 first quarte...
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Dee’s Red Delicious best in NYSS at Tioga

on 08/30/2020 9:00 PM
Dee’s Red Delicious (Corey Callahan) takes the $104,400 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Sunday.  The morning-line favorite Ahundreddollarbill (Jason Bartlett) went on a break right at the start.  Credit Con (Tyler Buter) went to the front with Sevenshadesofgrey (Mike Merton) challenging early.  ...
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Talk Dark Stranger rolls in North America Cup

on 08/30/2020 12:24 AM
Tall Dark Stranger looked like a million dollars in taking the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Trained by Nancy Takter, Tall Dark Stranger and driver Yannick Gingras were content to let Tattoo Artist make his mark on the lead, as the latter powered from post seven to strike front early in the proceedings. ...
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Abuckett Hanover takes fastest Nassagaweya split

on 08/30/2020 12:13 AM
Tony Alagna trainee Abuckabett Hanover shipped north and flew down the road in the stretch to win the faster of two divisions for the $234,058 Nassagaweya Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Abuckabett Hanover left from post 9 to race fourth while Perfectboy Hanover rolled to the lead past a :26.3 first quarter. Bettor Sun yielded for the pocket but soon circled back to the lead by a ...
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Black Is Back goes back to back at Batavia

on 08/29/2020 11:37 PM
After winning the top class pace going gate to wire last week, Black Is Back did it again from off the pace on Saturday evening in the $8,500 Open I pacing feature at Batavia Downs.    Black Is Back (Drew Monti) started from fifth and watched the action from there as Mr. Euroman N (Billy Davis Jr.) led the race to the half in :56.3. At that station Long Train Runnin (De...
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Warrawee Ubeaut wins Roses Are Red

on 08/29/2020 11:33 PM
An untouchable Warrawee Ubeaut flexed her muscles in an impressive $290,000 Roses Are Red score on Saturday evening at Mohawk Park.    The 4-year-old Sweet Lou mare rejected an opportunity to tuck in the pocket entering the first turn and drove on, hitting the quarter in :26.3. She was never headed again, as Yannick Gingras managed fractions of :54.3 and 1:22.2 before kickin...
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Party Girl Hill 8-for-8 after Fan Hanover victory

on 08/29/2020 10:19 PM
Party Girl Hill remained unbeaten with another sterling effort, this time in the $400,000 Fan Hanover final on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    It was Lady Lou who took command early, with the daughter of Sweet Lou taking her rivals through an opening quarter in :26.3. Karma Seelster settled in second with Party Girl Hill and Laura's Love sitting thir...
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Caviart Audrey coasts in 1:51.2 Eternal Camnation division

on 08/29/2020 10:06 PM
With 6-5 second choice Bet On Becky losing stride into the final turn, 1-2 favorite Caviart Audrey strolled around the Woodbine Mohawk Park oval to a 1:51.2 victory in the second of three divisions for the $214,915 Eternal Camnation on Saturday. The Somebeachsomewhere-Darlins Delight filly sprinted from post 5 to an open lead with Alumni Seelster chasing in second and Bet On Becky third. By t...
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Hey Livvy upsets in Armbro Flight

on 08/29/2020 10:02 PM
Hey Livvy took command going to the half and stormed home to capture the $220,000 Armbro Flight on Saturday night's North America Cup undercard at Mohawk Park.    The 5-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover capitalized on an early break by the favored Atlanta and a mild tempo set by second-choice Plunge Blue Chip, who was backing off the pace after a :27.3 opening pan...
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Miller sweeps PASS with Chase H Hanover, Southwind Gendry

on 08/29/2020 8:45 PM
Chase H Hanover and Southwind Gendry each captured a division of Saturday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, giving David Miller a sweep of the $213,858 event for freshman colt and gelding pacers. Miller’s big day didn’t end there, as he also won two PA Stallion Series splits and an overnight race to give him five victories on the 15-race card.   The winners ...
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JK First Lady bests Rocknificent in PA showdown

on 08/29/2020 7:34 PM
JK First Lady defeated Rocknificent in a much-anticipated showdown between the two in one of two $35,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Rocknificent had the post advantage, starting from the rail vs. “JK”’s post six, but with no one else going out particularly ...
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PBR Street Gang, Brookview Bullet win INSS splits

on 08/29/2020 7:19 AM
Indiana’s top 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were on display at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday as the evening’s 14-race card featured two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes. The colts were battling in the third round of their six-round series and closed out a week’s worth of stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. &nb...
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Chris Lems wins 2,000th race at Northfield

on 08/29/2020 7:12 AM
Chris Lems made his 2,000th trip to the winner’s circle after winning with Hot Shot Hill in Northfield Park’s 15th race on Friday.   Lems was second-over and swooped three wide in the backstretch, drawing away by 6 ¾ lengths at the wire. The 1:55 clocking was the 22nd career score for the 7-year-old pacer, who returned $22.20 to wi...
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Harder sweeps NYSS 2CPs; American Courage scratched

on 08/28/2020 11:17 PM
Vernon Downs played host for two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing colts and geldings on Friday. Trainer Mark Harder swept both divisions.   Southwind Petyr (Dexter Dunn) charged late to win the $51,300 first division.  With unbeaten American Courage out of the race scratched "sick," it was a wide-open affair...
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