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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Sorella sets Canadian record; ‘Moni,’ ‘Theo’ win Goodtimes elims

on 08/28/2020 11:11 PM
Sorella set a Canadian record in her Woodbine Mohawk Park debut Friday to headline a quartet of stakes events for 3-year-old trotters.    A pair $81,405 Casual Breeze Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies and two $30,000 Goodtimes eliminations for 3-year-old trotting fillies took place Friday.    Sorella kicked the night off in style in the opening Casu...
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Five mini claiming series offered at Northfield Park

on 08/28/2020 10:18 PM
MGM Northfield Park has announced the dates of five mini claiming series available over the Flying Turns.  The first day to enter these series is Monday, Aug. 31  and they will begin racing Friday, Sept. 4. The newly added mini-series start with a base claiming price of $7,000 or $15,000 for distaff and male pacers.  Trotters are offered series with a base price of $15,000...
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Callahan brothers sweep MDSS 2FT divisions

on 08/28/2020 10:13 PM
Two splits each of Maryland Sires Stakes preliminaries for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings and trotting fillies highlighted the Friday night card at Ocean Downs. The first division for pacing colts and geldings opened the card. Stunner’s Wish (Rusty’s For Real) with Tony Morgan between the wheels, tucked in the pocket until the three-quarter pole, first trying to pa...
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Shorething Fashion wins Plainridge feature at 30-1

on 08/28/2020 10:07 PM
When the prohibitive favorite broke in the $15,000 winners-over trot, the race became anyone's for the taking and Shorething Fashion claimed the prize at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon at 30-1.   Gemologist (Jordan Derue) took the field to the quarter and when the 1-5 Kings County (Drew Monti) tried to brush and crush for the lead off the turn, he made a break and l...
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Joe Bongiorno drives 2,000th career winner

on 08/28/2020 10:02 PM
Joe Bongiorno became one of the youngest drivers to achieve 2,000 career victories when the 26 year old sent developing force Nicholas Beach to the lead and just kept pouring it on, winning in a lifetime-best 1:49 in the $11,200 featured pace Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia.    Bongiorno had his first 100-plus-winner year in 2012 at age 18...
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Indiana racetracks donate $50,000 to IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit

on 08/28/2020 4:41 PM
Earlier Friday, officials from Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino presented the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit a $50,000 contribution to aid a capital fund for a new equine facility. Following today’s donation, the unit has raised nearly $200,000 towards a goal of $1 million.  The prese...
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Canadian drivers look to make mark in North America Cup

on 08/28/2020 4:38 PM
It might be uncommon for a driver to pick up a horse for a million-dollar final and win the race, but Jody Jamieson knows it is possible. And he hopes history repeats itself Saturday when he drives Captain Kirk in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup for 3-year-old male pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Captain Kirk won his North America Cup elimination last weekend by three-quarter...
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