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Newborn Sassy holds on in Adioo Volo

on 07/31/2016 2:00 AM
Newborn Sassy opened a sizable lead but needed to find another gear late to preserve her victory in Saturday's $110,950 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit stake was the sub-feature on the card headlined by the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids.   With victories in a Lynch elimination and a Penn...
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Allerage Star, "LA" win Yonkers features

on 07/31/2016 2:00 AM
It's never too late to find a new handicapping angle, so we offer up this one…find a pair that have been both out of the box for three weeks, sprinkle in a moist surface and count the cash. That was Saturday night's summary for Yonkers Raceway's pair of $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. Allerage Star (Brian Sears, $13.40) negotiated her route from the pocket, stalking—from post posi...
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Haughton, Doherty fields set; Gingras wins 7

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras had the hot hand at the Meadowlands Friday night, winning seven times on the 13-race program, including the $25,000 featured open handicap with the top trotter in training, Hannelore Hanover.   Taking full advantage of being first call for two of the top stables in the game, Gingras won four races for Jimmy Takter and three for Ron Burke.   Gin...
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Gillespie wins GC race named for grandfather

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Racing as Lone Wolf Stable, Brian Gillespie has done well at The Meadows, even sending a starter to last week's Adios eliminations. But there was one weapon missing from his equine arsenal—a horse to compete in Friday's Edward M. Ryan, a $53,048 Arden Downs Grand Circuit stake named for Gillespie's late grandfather, a former owner of The Meadows.   Brocious Racing Stable and ...
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Montini wins 2 to reach 1,000 training wins

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Veteran conditioner Anthony Montini sent out a pair of winners Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack to reach a career milestone. Hope For Paddy's eighth race victory gave Montini his 1,000th career training victory.   Montini, 47, entered Friday's card two victories away from the milestone with two horses racing on the card. The Acton, Ont., resident's first starter, Goldies M...
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Rock The Boat impressive in NYSS debut

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
First-time starter Rock The Boat ($4.30) dropped jaws in his career debut on Friday evening at Tioga Downs, dominating eight other 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in his $37,966 New York Sires Stakes event in going-away fashion.   Jim Marohn, Jr. was patient early with the royally-bred son of Rock N Roll Heaven and Tug River Princess, stalking comfortably behind an ea...
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Yonkers mares can't keep up with Jonsie Jones

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter, $27.20) was up at the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   From the outset, the distaffers threw it down in a hotly-contested affair. Triple millionairess Anndrovette (Jordan Stratton), as the 13-10 favorite, was caught three-wide leaving. She eventually worked around Know it All (Eric Abbatiello), makin...
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Pinkman wins Meadowlands qualifier

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
The swan song of the 2016 Breakfast With The Babies season took place Saturday morning on a nice day of around 80 degrees and no wind. The day began with a qualifier for older horses, as many of the drivers had to hop a plane to get to The Meadows for the afternoon's Adios.   That first race heralded the return to racing of 2015 Trotter of the Year Pinkman with a 1:53.2 wi...
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Wild Wanda repeats at Hoosier Park

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Using a near gate-to-wire performance, the 5-year-old mare held off her rivals in the long Hoosier Park stretch to find the wire first in 1:51.1.   Wild Wanda left alertly f...
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Racing Hill races huge to capture 50th Adios

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Looped from the gate and forced into brutal fractions of :25.2/:52.1—in the slop, no less—Racing Hill showed his talent and heart when he drew away from the field late and captured Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows in a career-best 1:48.4. The pocket-sitting Check Six could not improve his position in the lane and finished second,...
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Hambo draw, Hambo card to be streamed live

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will provide free live high-definition streaming of the entire Hambletonian Day card on Saturday, Aug. 6. Post time for the 16-race card headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks is 12:00 noon.   The live stream will be available at http://www.playmeadowlands.com/.   Fans can also watch a free live stream of th...
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Sparky Mark takes Governor's Cup

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Despite an early thunderstorm, racing fans were treated to a terrific night of racing Thursday at Harrington Raceway's annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair.   After heavy downpours invaded Kent County just prior to the first race, mother nature cooperated for most of the rest of the evening as 13 races were contested for nearly $600,000 in total purses. &n...
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Saturday night looks to be special at Meadowlands

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands promises great racing and great food with Grand Circuit stakes for the top 3-year-old trotters in their final preparation before next weeks' Hambletonian, the fastest sophomore pacers in the Garden State and Brews, Blues& BBQ to satisfy your culinary desires.   Saturday's racing features are a pair of 10-filly $50,000 elimination races for next ...
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It was all Hail Caesar in Dygert leg at Hawthorne

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Thursday night at Hawthorne featured leg three action for Illinois-bred 3-year-old trotters. Male trotters were featured in the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Stakes while the females took to the track in the Beulah Dygert Memorial Stakes.   Race six on the card was the third leg of the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot. Favored was Hail Caesar. Moving to the early lead was Primed N Powe...
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Black Jack Pat cashes in Whenuwishuponastar

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
With Candlelight Dinner skipping round two of the Whenuwishuponastar Series, it was time for another rookie pacing filly to step up and visit the winner's circle Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A compact field of six 2-year-old pacing fillies clashed in the $14,000 second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series.   Black Jack Pat, who finished second in round one, was a...
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Pros vs. amateurs Saturday night at Big M

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Bringing the curtain down on a wildly successful 2016 season, members of the GSY Amateur Driving Club will take on the pros in Saturday night's first race at the Meadowlands, titled The $12,000 GSY Pro Am.   The amateur drivers have played a large role in the live racing this season, providing races when asked and the quality of the competition has drawn interest from the horseplaye...
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Haughton & Doherty elims Friday at Big M

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Racing at the Meadowlands is down to the final two weeks of the Championship Meet and the stars are out on Friday.   The cream of the freshman trotting crop thus far is well represented in two $20,000 elimination races each for the Peter Haughton and Jim Doherty Memorials housing 2-year-old colts and fillies, respectively. Their collective aim is to make it through to next week's ri...
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Roaring To Go sets Saratoga track record

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Roaring To Go (Art Major) set a new track record for freshman fillies in the New York Sire Stakes at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night. Drawing the outside post in her $54,500 division of the NYSS, Roaring To Go sat last in the early going as first half fractions of 27.2 and 56.4 were set by dueling rivals. Driver Brett Miller moved the Kevin Lare-trained filly to the outside at th...
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Governor's Day card Thursday at Harrington

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Nearly $600,000 in total purses will be at stake on Harrington Raceway's richest program of the season Thursday, the annual Governor's Day program at the Delaware State Fair. A 13-race program will await race fans with a special 7 p.m. post time.   The $40,000 Governor's Cup, an event for Delaware pacers ages 3 years and up, is always a popular event with local bragging rights at st...
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V'la Faire rallies to win Batavia open

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Despite consistent performances most of the summer, V'la Faire was lightly regarded and sent off at 5-1 when the windows closed. But she made a believer of those who backed her as she came from off the pace to beat three others by a nose in the $9,500 mares Open pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday.   Princess Katie (Ray Fisher Jr.) left for the lead and got it by the quarter. From th...
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