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Freshman colts in Sires Stakes Tuesday at Scioto

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Nine divisions of 2-year-old pacing and trotting colts will be featured at Scioto Downs on Tuesday afternoon in the third round of Ohio Sires Stakes action. Each division carries a purse of $40,000 and begins with a first race post time of 2 p.m., ET.   A total of 23 trotters—11 colts and 12 geldings—are set to vie in a trio of trotting divisions (Races 2, 3 and 5). Eleven ...
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Big Super Stakes Saturday card at Pocono

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
This Saturday evening, the $2,279,500 Super Stakes Saturday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono should go a long way towards the "pecking order" in the three major groups of three-year-olds featured in the main events: the Battle of the Brandywine for colt pacers, the Colonial for colt trotters, and the Valley Forge for filly pacers. The format of these stakes calls for the top money-wi...
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Stall applications available for Rosecroft

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
The anticipation is building as live racing action prepares to return to Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday September 13, for the 2016 fall meet. Racing applications are now available online, and all horsemen are reminded they are due by September 1. Among the many changes for the upcoming meet, which runs through December 15, are new ownership of the facility and racing on Thursday's rather than Su...
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Fiji takes 1:55.3 career mark in PA Stallion Series

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Fiji, who hadn't seen the lead in four straight starts, zipped to the front and rolled to victory in 1:55.3 — stake fastest and a career best — in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Blownoutofthewater and Elysium Lindy also taking $20,000 splits. Jim Pan...
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Victor Kirby wins 4 races on his 44th birthday

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Victor Kirby had a memorable 44th birthday Monday at Harrington Raceway, winning four races on the 12-race program.   Kirby got it started in the $10,000 sub-feature, as Janet Hudson and trainer Joann Looney-King's Little Ben ($10, Kirby) scored a 1:52.2 victory. Kirby scored again with Gallic Beach ($3.60), when he recorded a 1:53.2 win on the undercard in a $11,000 conditio...
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Some Kinda Beach, Flying Cowboy score

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Favorites prevailed in both co-featured $9,000 Open 2 pacing events on Monday (Aug. 15) evening at Tioga Downs, as Some Kinda Beach ($3.80) and Flying Cowboy ($5.00) lived up to their respective billing.   Some Kinda Beach scored a repeat win off an open-length 1:50.1 triumph at Vernon, but utilized different tactics on the rise in class to capture the evening's fourth event. Mike M...
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Kiss Me Onthebeach sets 3FP WR at Pocono

on 08/14/2016 2:00 AM
 Kiss Me Onthebeach, who had never been better than third in a stakes race during her first 17 career starts, changed her luck in a huge way Saturday (Aug. 13)night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, coming home strongly after wild front-end numbers to win her division of the fourth and final preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:48.3, a world record for 3-year-old pacing fill...
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Goosebump Hanover, Non Stick win NYSS

on 08/14/2016 2:00 AM
Despite the oppressive humidity at post time, victory in the $119,300 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies was no sweat for Goosebump Hanover and Non Stick at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.   Goosebump Hanover (RC Royalty-Good Common Cents) took a wait-and-see approach in the first $59,100 division as Jim Morrill Jr. took back to last while Lindylicious (Kevin Cumm...
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Despite bobble, Betting Line romps in Milstein

on 08/14/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line ($2.40), driven by David Miller, won the $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park in 1:51 on Saturday night.   He started from post two and sat third through a :25.4 opening quarter. Miller pulled first over in the second turn and pressed the leader, Mr Wiggle Pants, through fractions of :54.4 and 1:22.3. Betting line bobbled around the final turn, but sp...
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Hollywood Dayton readies for Sept. 12 opening

on 08/14/2016 2:00 AM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is eagerly preparing for the start of its third season of live harness racing action. A matinee card on Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, will be the first of 75 programs through closing night on Friday, Dec. 30.   America's newest track will follow a five-day-a-week schedule with Monday and Tuesday matinees at 2 p.m. and evening programs at 6:15 p....
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Brown barn doubles up in OHSS

on 08/14/2016 2:00 AM
 Three $40,000 divisions Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Saturday night over a sloppy track at Northfield Park, with trainer Brian Brown harnessing two of the victors. A total of 21 laterally-gaited equines went postward in the fourth leg of the series for Buckeye-sired sophomores, with Brown tightening the girth on division one winner Wh...
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Hannelore Hanover cruises in Miss Versatility

on 08/14/2016 2:00 AM
 An early afternoon deluge could not deter Hannelore Hanover ($2.10, part of entry) in Sunday afternoon's $40,000 Miss Versatility preliminary at Tioga, as she made easy work of her eight rivals with plenty in reserve at the end of a 1:52.4 mile.   Fresh off victories in the Armbro Flight, Hambletonian Maturity, and Fresh Yankee, the 4-year-old Swan For All mare floated gently ...
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Chalk rules in OHSS 3YO trots

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
 Three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts were contested Friday night at Scioto Downs, and each race was a carbon copy of the others.   Each division of fourth leg action for diagonally-gaited sophomores was captured by the favorite, and all three victories were garnered in front-stepping fashion.   In the first OSS division the Chris Beaver trai...
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Velocity Vespa sets Saratoga filly record

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
Velocity Vespa (I Scoot Hanover) became the fastest lady pacer in the history of Saratoga Casino Hotel on Friday night as the Rich Banca-trained mare scored her third consecutive win in the local Fillies and Mares Open.   Banca claimed the 6-year-old distaffer last month and the mare who had won 22 times in the last year and a half has added three more to her tally after a few domin...
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JATO flies to Batavia victory

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
JATO is an acronym for jet-assisted take-off and given the style of his racing, there has probably never been a more aptly named horse. At Batavia Downs on Friday night, JATO (Mike Caprio) turned on the jets from last and flew home to capture the $10,000 Open trotting feature in the fastest trotting mile of the meet. Lutetium (Todd Cummings) took his familiar position up front as he left fr...
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First-year fillies battle Monday at Northfield

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
 Nine $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing and trotting fillies are set to be contested on Monday night at Northfield Park. A total of 76 freshman distaffs passed the entry box at the Cleveland twice-around oval, with 43 pacers vying in five divisions and 33 trotters battling in four OSS tests in leg three of this series. Ohio pacing stallions represented wit...
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WIJI rallies up inside to win Dan Patch

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
There was energy throughout the Friday evening that not only emanated from those in attendance at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, but from those individuals not present to witness what could very well be the most stellar field ever assembled in the 23-year-old history of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes and certainly no one could possess one ounce of disappointment at the outcome.   ...
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Vero Amore Bi overcomes post 9 in OSS

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
For the second straight night Mohawk Racetrack showcased Ontario's top 2 year olds and the trotting colts and pacing fillies put on an impressive display of speed and tenacity on the Friday evening program.   First away from the starting gate were the trotting colts and Vero Amore Bi traveled up the outside from post nine to a half-length victory in 1:56.2. Reach The Peak used a poc...
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Merriman scores a winner in Ireland

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
Two of the world's top drivers, Aaron Merriman, from the United States and Dexter Dunn from New Zealand, both found their own pots of gold on the first day of the Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial weekend at Portmarnock Raceway Saturday. Merriman, North America's top dash winning driver in 2015, had to wait until the last race on the program to get his first victory outside of North A...
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Celebrity Eventsy wins Moni Maker

on 08/13/2016 2:00 AM
 Celebrity Eventsy worked hard to seat her early challengers, then coasted home to capture Saturday’s $147,500 Moni Maker for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows.   Celebrity Eventsy left from the rail and could have settled for a two or three-hole trip, but winning driver John Campbell wanted the front and hustled Celebrity Eventsy to the lead before throwing on the bra...
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