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Boli repeats in Pompano's Open Trot

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Despite having been "saddled" with the outside post, Boli, handled by Wally Hennessey, took top honors for the second consecutive week in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, trained by Dan Hennessey for Paul and Patricia O'Neil, grinded his way to the front right at the opening station in :29 and continued on un-threatened through subs...
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Like Old Times lowers own Northfield record

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Like Old Times went to post on Monday at Northfield Park as both the 2015 Ohio Horse of the Year and the fastest 4-year-old trotting mare in the history of the Flying Turns. When she crossed the finish, she proved herself even faster when she lowered her own track record in the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot to 1:54.4. Her former record was 1:55 trotted earlier this year.   Keith R...
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Hanover to sponsor Dan Patch night gift bags

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
The U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing's largest and leading membership organization for industry communicators, is very pleased to announce that Hanover Shoe Farms, the south central Pennsylvania nursery which has been the leading breeder of Standardbred racehorses every year since records started being kept in 1949, is partnering with USHWA in the presentation of ...
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Bruised foot sidelines WIJI for TVG final

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Co-owner George Teague announced to the Meadowlands that Wiggle It Jiggleit, the top money-winning horse in harness racing in 2016, will not be entered in Saturday's $400,000 TVG Free For All final due to a minor foot bruise and bout with sickness. The race was expected to mark the ninth and final showdown with world-record holder and Breeders Crown champion Always B Miki.   "It is ...
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Unefoisdansmavie takes Meadows Preferred

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie reached the front with a determined first-over bid and went on to a hard-earned victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her after the leader (and her stablemate), Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World held off Mistress Val...
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Legendary Chicago announcer Phil Georgeff dies

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Legendary Chicago announcer Phil Georgeff, well known for his phrase "Here they come spinning out of the turn," died Monday at the age of 85.   According to a report on the Chicago Sun-Times website, doctors found a mass on Mr. Georgeff's liver and pancreas on Saturday at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala., where he moved in retirement 24 years ago. He died two days later, said his w...
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Jacobs buys Tuesday sale topper with $165,000 bid

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Through two days in Harrisburg, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction had sold 479 yearlings for an average price of $53,322. Comparing the results with last year's first two sessions is not a reasonable exercise, however, because in 2015 a total of 650 yearlings were sold in the first two sessions, generating an average price of $39,120. Ken Jacobs was a bit w...
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Three straight for Hemi Seelster

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Hemi Seelster trotted to a new mark of 1:52.2 in taking his third straight race, the $20,000 trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday night, his third straight tally since joining the barn of Tom Milici.   The Holiday Road gelding, handled by Jason Bartlett in an infrequent Pocono appearance, brushed to the front past the quarter and won by 4½ lengths for owner...
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Pompano hosts FSBOA 2YO stakes

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Pompano Park hosted the lucrative FSBOA sponsored Stallion Stakes on Sunday night with I'm Done, Atlantic Crest, Gold Star Aurora and Prairie Panther taking top honors in their respective classes and the grand pacer Panocchio notching his third straight win in the Open Handicap Pace.   I'm Done, a son of Toro Brave and a new arrival in the Jim McDonald Stable, took the $25...
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Live from New York: the NY, NY Double!

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Two breeds, two races, two tracks, one dollar, one bet. Five more times.   The "New York, New York Double," a cooperative effort between the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway, returns this Sunday afternoon (Nov. 13), and continues during Yonkers' remaining Sunday matinees through the end of the racing season.   For the afternoon of the 13th, the wager...
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Filion, Moreau captured Mohawk titles

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
The 2016 Mohawk meet is set to close Monday evening and there will be zero drama in the race for top driver and top trainer.   On Saturday evening, Sylvain Filion and Richard Moreau were recognized as leading driver and trainer, respectively, during the 2016 meet.   Filion leads all drivers with 190 wins entering Monday's final card of the meet. Trevor Henry sits second i...
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SOANY, Yonkers to give away shares of horse

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York and Yonkers Raceway have joined together to offer 10 harness racing fans a chance to own part of a horse racing at Yonkers Raceway.   Ten lucky fans were randomly chosen through the USTA's new ownership database and each person will receive a five percent stake in the three-year-old trotter Emerald Chip. The horse is in to go in Tuesda...
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Muscle Hill colt brings $410,000 at Harrisburg

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
With a revamped opening session, a total of 170 horses were sold at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction on Monday in Harrisburg and they generated an average price of $78,676.   Comparing the opening session to the 2015 opener is not comparing apples to apples because a total of 252 yearlings went through the ring in last year's kickoff session. Last year'...
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Meadows feature springs 29-1 shocker

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Seeyouatthefinish blew up the toteboard Monday at The Meadows when she moved relentlessly first-over to pull off a 29-1 shocker in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   Seeyouatthefinish was sixth down the backside when Dan Rawlings sent her after the leader, Show Runner.The 6-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Moon Scooter finally reached the front in midstretch ...
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Dont Rush takes Dayton open trot

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
 Dont Rush, a 4-year-old son of Infinitif with more than $500,000 in career earnings, was unhurried in the infancy stages of Monday afternoon’s $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   But once the first quarter-mile dust settled in :27.3 driver Dan Noble chose to move the 6-5 favorite boldy to the front and accomplished with relative ease. Dont Rush proceeded to dict...
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George Nap, Oakes team up to win 3 at PcD

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Chris Oakes continued their successful partnering ways at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday night, winning three races, giving them seven winners at the mountain oval the last three nights – and the winner of the first race on five of the last seven cards at the northeast PA track.   "George Nap" in fact swept the first four races o...
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Love at first sight for Engblom

on 11/06/2016 1:00 AM
Helene Engblom and Shake It Cerry have traveled together to the races 60 times in the past four years, but their next trip is likely to be the most difficult. Shake It Cerry, the 2014 Trotter of the Year, is expected to make the final start of her illustrious career Saturday at the TVG Series Championships at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Engblom has been by Shake It Cerry’s side for nearly ...
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Chalk rules in Yonkers features

on 11/06/2016 1:00 AM
 Favorites Mach It So (Jason Bartlett, $4.10) and Wind Of The North (also Bartlett, also $4.10) prevailed Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $45,000 Open Handicaps. Mach It So won a two-speed number in the weekly pacing feature. From post position No. 4, he released, then stalked, Keystone Velocity (Dan Dube) through intervals of :27.1, :55.3 and 1:23.  With Ke...
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Crown champs ace Kindergarten finals

on 11/06/2016 1:00 AM
Fresh off their Breeders Crown triumphs last week, Walner ($2.10) and Someomensomewhere ($2.80) came back to capture their Kindergarten Classic series finals with flair on Saturday evening at the Meadowlands.   In the $200,600 Kindergarten final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings (race 2), the impressive Walner used the first seven-sixteenths of the mile to work clear, strid...
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Scott Rocks rocks at Pocono

on 11/06/2016 1:00 AM
Scott Rocks, a member of an elite club of double season’s leaders on the various sizes of North American harness tracks, opened an insurmountable lead on the far turn in Saturday’s $20,000 pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then coasted home to a 2-1/2 length victory in 1:50, the fourth mile to go in 1:50 on, fittingly, a low-50s temperature night at The Downs.  The...
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