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Sutton tops "Marion," "Frank;" Bar Hopping wins

on 10/22/2016 2:00 AM
Trained by Julie Miller, Sutton, by Donato Hanover out of the Muscles Yankee mare I Wanted Wings, sat in the pocket before edging up the pylons to win at 6-1 in the first of two $25,000 eliminations for the Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Meadowlands in 1:54.2. He defeated Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder. The second elim went to Bar Hopping....
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Flying Cowboy takes top pace at Vernon

on 10/22/2016 2:00 AM
Drivers John MacDonald and Fern Paquet, Jr. each captured four of Saturday (October 22) evening's ten races at Vernon Downs, with MacDonald also copping top honors in the featured $7,900 upper level pacing event with odds-on favorite Flying Cowboy ($3.50).   Despite chilly and rainy conditions, Flying Cowboy wasted no time securing the early lead, clearing from his assigned outside ...
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All The Time, Broadway Donna win 3FT elims

on 10/22/2016 2:00 AM
All The Time (Yannick Gingras) trotted down the middle of the track in the final eighth to take the lead and win in 1:55.1 by a half-length in her $25,000 elimination race for the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly trot on Saturday (Oct. 22) at the Meadowlands. The second elim went to Kentucky Filly Futurity champion Broadway Donna.   All The Time, the Hambletonian Oaks winner...
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Trace Tetrick takes $10k in HoP Driver tourney

on 10/22/2016 2:00 AM
The second and final round of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2016 All-Star Driver Series highlighted the 14-race card on Saturday, Oct. 22 and it was Trace Tetrick who raced away with top honors, winning his choice of a dream prize—$10,000 cash, an exotic vacation, or an "always wanted to have" toy.   Tetrick, a 30-year-old, Illinois native, earned three wins and two off the b...
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Betting Line scratched; elims to Check Six, "Fame"

on 10/22/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line sustained a spider bite while in detention at the Meadowlands and was scratched from a Breeders Crown elimination at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and that opened up the race for a victory by Western Fame. An earlier elimination was won by Check Six.   Western Fame took the lead early and cut all of the fractions. Driven by Mark MacDonald, Western Fame continued ...
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Foiled Again posts 91st career victory

on 10/22/2016 2:00 AM
Foiled Again (George Brennan, $8.80) was not be what he was, but he was more than good enough as is. It was the 91st career win in the 270th start for Foiled Again, whose retirement account now reads $7,460,758.   Harness racing's richest-ever performer prevailed from second-over Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway $35,000 winners-over pace. Foiled Again. from post position No....
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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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