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Meadowlands announces Oct. 11 qualifiers

on 10/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands reopens for live racing on Friday, Oct. 21, with Breeders Crown eliminations raced over that opening weekend.   Leading up to the live racing, qualifying races will be offered on Tuesday, Oct, 11 at 9:30 a.m. The box for those will close at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10.   Further information is available by calling the Race Office at (201) 842-5130. (Meadowl...
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Five International Stallion 2CT splits Thursday

on 10/03/2016 2:00 AM
Week two of the Grand Circuit meeting at The Red Mile will begin with five divisions of the $288,000 International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday, Oct. 6.   Off a win in the Bluegrass last week, New Jersey Viking starts in the first division. The colt by Muscle Hill from the Broadway Hall mare Hall Of Wishes has won four races in seven st...
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Keystone Classic splits held at The Meadows

on 10/03/2016 2:00 AM
After going nowhere fast through the first quarter, Skeezix blazed through the stretch as if it were Gasoline Alley to capture a division of Monday’s $88,000 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Tight Lines took the other split in the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Skeezix was looped from the gate by Taco Tuesday and spent most of the first panel pecking for a spot ...
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Little Ben is giant at Harrington

on 10/03/2016 2:00 AM
Janet Hudson and Jo Ann Looney-King's Little Ben ($11.60, Victor Kirby) was an upset winner in the $17,700 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.2.   Kirby piloted the 5-year-old Jereme's Jet gelding to his sixth win of the year after reeling in leader Major Uptrend in the final stages for the win.   Dancin Yankee, last week's winner, was third. Kirby is the meet...
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Backstretch With Gordon: On a Sunday morning

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Things are pretty quiet Sunday morning at The Red Mile. I made a quick round through the barn area and then came back up to the press box at the top of the grandstand to write this. After steady rain throughout last night's card, trackmen Dan Coon and Greg Coon surely had their work cut out for themselves and their workers getting the track ready for this afternoon's 14-race card that gets und...
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World champ Downbytheseaside wins Bluegrass

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Although hours of a fine rain soaked the red clay and turned it sloppy, world champion Downbytheseaside cruised to a 1:52 victory in his Bluegrass division at The Red Mile Saturday night.   Downbytheseaside took the lead midway around the first turn and remained in front to pace a 1:52 mile in his division of the Bluegrass over Eddard Hanover and Mac's Jackpot. Leading through ...
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Wins for Wings Of Royalty, Melmerby Beach

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
A pocketed Wings of Royalty (Steve Smith, $17) and a first-up Melmerby Beach (Dan Dube, $12.40) tickled the twine Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's first-of-the-month $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.   Wings of Royalty worked out a cozy trip from the post position 3, nestled in behind a four-wide-early Melady's Monet (Jason Bartlett) in the week's marquee trot. The 3...
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See The Wind takes Dayton Pink Ribbon Open

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
See The Wind saw nothing but racetrack in front of him capturing the 2016 Pink Ribbon $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night.   Driver Chris Page sent the Ron Burke-trainee directly to the front when the Mike Woebkenberg mobile starting gate opened its wings. After sailing unchallenged through fractions of :27.1, :56.2 and 1:25, the five-year-old son of...
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JK Panache captures Vernon open in 1:50.3

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
JK Panache ($3.20) made his return to Vernon Downs a triumphant one, bouncing back from a fourth-place finish at Saratoga to wire his four rivals in Saturday evening's featured $9,900 Miracle Mile-Open Handicap Pace.   The 7-year-old Art Major gelding, who won his last local appearance by way of sustained uncovered gains through the far turn, was sent right to the front this ni...
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Northfield Open to KY champ Lakeisha Hall

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Lakeisha Hall crossed the finish line faster than any other three year-old filly pacer in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $14,000 F&M Open Handicap in 1:52 on Saturday (October 1). The clocking formally broke the 1:52.3 record held by both Pan And Teller (Brett Miller) set in 2004 and Purrfect Bags (Tim Tetrick) paced in 2015. Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC...
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Streakavana earns Gold with 1:53.1 score

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
From rain, to wind, to fog, Ontario's best have not allowed the weather to deter them as they wrap up their Gold Series regular seasons at Mohawk Racetrack this weekend.   On Saturday it was the two-year-old pacing colts' turn to shine through the fog, competing in a pair of $105,000 Gold divisions, and Streakavana landed his third Gold trophy in the first split. Sent off as the ...
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Sandbetweenurtoes wins Ellamony again

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Sandbetweenurtoes and driver Alfie Carroll teamed up to win the $100,000 Ellamony Stakes for the second consecutive year on Saturday night (October 1) at Flamboro Downs.   Carroll earned his third win on the card in steering the five-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Als Girl mare to victory for Canada's top trainer Richard Moreau and owner Brad Grant of Milton, Ont.   Sandbetw...
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Lakeisha Hall sets Northfield Park 3FP record

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Lakeisha Hall crossed the finish line faster than any other 3-year-old filly pacer in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $14,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap in 1:52 on Saturday. The clocking formally broke the 1:52.3 record held by both Pan And Teller (Brett Miller) set in 2004 and Purrfect Bags (Tim Tetrick) paced in 2015.   Lakeisha Hall (Third Straight-Lantana-Art M...
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Sutton fastest in Bluegrass 3CT divisions

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Taking the lead after the quarter, Sutton gradually gained separation from his rivals to win by open lengths in the first of two divisions for the $163,500 Bluegrass for 3-year-old trotting colts in 1:52 on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Celebrity Express led the field around the first turn before Sutton tipped out of the pocket to brush to the lead through a :28.2 quarter. Lea...
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Darlinonthebeach holds off Pure Country

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Darlinonthebeach led her season-long competitor and the 4-5 favorite Pure Country to win the first of two divisions of the $147,000 Bluegrass for 3-year-old pacing fillies as the 2-1 second choice in 1:50.2 on Sunday at The Red Mile.   Unchallenged through a quarter in :28 and a half in :56, Darlinonthebeach set the pace. Pure Country, sitting in the pocket, didn't pull to the outsi...
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Favorites falter in Bluegrass 3FT splits

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Sent off the 1-5 favorite, Broadway Donna lost stride in her attempt to sweep by pacesetter Fad Finance, who won one of the three divisions of the $188,200 Bluegrass for 3-year-old trotting fillies in 1:53.1 on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Trotting a quarter in :28.1 and a half in :56, Fad Finance led Unica Steed, Gracie Hanover, and Broadway Donna into the far turn. Broadway...
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Splits to Check Six, Western Fame, Lindy Beach

on 10/02/2016 2:00 AM
Check Six made his move first over heading into the far turn, eventually passing tempo-setter American Passport to win the first of three divisions for the $173,900 Bluegrass for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:50 on Sunday, October 2 at The Red Mile.   American Passport took the lead, pacing the first quarter in :27.4 and the half in :55.4. Sitting third, Check Six mo...
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WIJI, Obrigado capture Dayton stakes

on 10/01/2016 2:00 AM
 The clubhouse was sold out seven days ago, the denizens of the apron stood shoulder-to-shoulder despite the deluge the area had withstood 14 of the last 24 hours and before the first race went off on the card at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Friday all people could discuss was how fortunate they were to witness live the most elite equine athletes on the continent.   In...
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LA Delight strikes gold again in Ontario

on 10/01/2016 2:00 AM
Powerful winds swirled around Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, but Ontario’s top 3-year-old pacing fillies were still able to show off their world class skills in a pair of C$105,000 Gold Series divisions.   Reigning division champion L A Delight, fresh off her win in the historic Jugette in Delaware, Ohio, sailed to an impressive victory in the first division.   Lea...
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Mach It A Par aces Yonkers feature

on 10/01/2016 2:00 AM
Apparently, Yonkers Raceway has a new incentive plan -- win a race at a triple-figure mutuel, meet a former major league baseball All-Star. That was the carrot at the end of the Friday night stick for trainer/driver Pat Lachance after his last-to-first, 53-1, eight-hole upset with Ace Of Clubs. The bombardier paid an even $108 to win the fifth race going away by 3-1/4 lengths. The soggy,...
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