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Dayson adds hobbles, wins NYSS at YR

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
They won the draws as well as and the hearts and minds of the electorate Thursday night. Short-priced pole-sitters Dayson (Yannick Gingras, $2.60) and Dante (Ake Svanstedt, $2.80) delivered in Yonkers Raceway $163,374 New York Sire Stakes Michael Sorentino Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Dayson, racing in a money start for the first time since adding trotting hopples, allo...
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Myretirementticket wins second straight Grassroots

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Conditions were not ideal for their third Grassroots event, but Ontario's three-year-old trotting fillies still turned in some impressive performances at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.   The 11 fillies in the third $18,000 division paraded onto the racetrack in the driving rain, but neither the weather nor post 9 kept Myretirementticket from picking up her second straight Gra...
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Hail Caesar, Surviver Di star in Illinois

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotters were the focus on Thursday evening at Hawthorne. Colts and geldings were featured in the $20,300 Cardinal Stakes while fillies were featured in the $18,500 Violet Stakes. Both races were contested over a fast track. First up were the boys in the Cardinal final as Fear was the heavy favorite in the field of ten for driver Todd Warren. Fear was sent away as the 1-5 cho...
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Looney Dune takes Vernon feature

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Second choice Looney Dune ($5.20) protected the early lead in a duel with 4-5 favorite Jinxy's Delight and sprinted away to a 1:52.1 triumph in Thursday (July 14) evening's featured $6,500 top-level Miracle Mile Mares Pace at Vernon Downs after rebuffing a second challenge off the far turn.   Ben McNeil put the now 36-time winner in play from the outset, pushing forward from midfiel...
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RCI continues studying out-of-competition rules

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has moved closer to a revision of the Model Rules. To facilitate an expansion of out-of-competition testing, it has forming a subgroup of regulators involving several industry organizations to address what have been identified as deficiencies in a proposal submitted by the Racing Medication and Testi...
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Zeron talks Dancer starter Marion Marauder

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
There's really no other way to put it. Scott Zeron is optimistic when it comes to driving Marion Marauder.   The Canadian-based trotter drew post six in his $153,250 division of Saturday's Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack and will not have to contend with Hambletonian favorite Southwind Frank, who is in the opposite division. Mar...
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Snowstorm Hanover equals PASS mark at Mea

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Snowstorm Hanover matched the stake record when he stormed through the slop and scored in 1:56 in Friday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake action at The Meadows.   The $192,004 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over six divisions, with Affair Of Honor, Dover Dan, Don Dream, Lucky Matter and Moonshiner Hanover also taking splits. Train...
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Bartlett sweeps pair in NYSS at Yonkers

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won five races Friday night, included both halves of Yonkers Raceway equally-divided $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies. A first-up Soft Idea ($24.40) just held sway in the opening $83,937 division. Grabbing an three-hole from post position No. 5, she watched 31-1 proposition Angels Rockn Pink (Mark MacDonald) throw down early interval...
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3YO colts in Ohio Sires Stakes action at ScD

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
It promises to be an exciting weekend of racing action at Eldorado Scioto Downs with Ohio Sire Stakes action highlighting both weekend race cards. On Friday (July 15), the 3-year-old colt trotters will be in town. The third and most compelling division will go as race 10 of Friday's baker's dozen. It features a rematch of Kanthaka and Another Breath. Only a neck separated the two at the wire i...
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License for new PA casino denied; future in doubt

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny Endeka Entertainment's application for a racetrack/casino license in Lawrence County. The project was proposed initially about 12 years ago but was never able to get off the ground. Several groups over the years were involved with the project, with Endeka entering the effort in May 2015 when Penn National Gaming op...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes on tap Friday at Big M

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands features a quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) freshman finals among 14 live races on Friday night. Post time is 7:15 p.m.   The pacing colts come up first in Race 2 and the road to the title goes through Every Way Out. An easy winner in both preliminary legs including a sharp 1:55 effort in his last, Every Way Out faces just five rivals for new connec...
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Racing Hill's owner looks forward to Pace

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill heads to Saturday's $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace as the 9-5 morning line favorite. And while the colt's trip to the Meadowlands Racetrack will consist of a relatively short trailer ride on the New Jersey Turnpike, his owner's journey will be considerably longer.   Tom Hill, a 64-year-old lifelong participant in harness racing, will be joining Racing Hill...
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RUS trotters set for Sunday at Ocean Downs

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Race fans attending the races Sunday evening at Ocean Downs will be witnesses to a Racing Under Saddle (RUS) event featuring a competitive field of eight trotters going for a purse of $5,000 in a race sponsored by Back On Track, Friends of Maryland Standardbreds, RUS America, and Ocean Downs. The non-wagering event will take place after the evening's sixth race.   Leading the f...
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SOANY announces scholarship winners

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Bob MacDougall, chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced that Johnathan Hallet is the winner of the 2016-2017 Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000. There was a tie for second place between Olena Hauser and Alleysha Reynolds and they will each receive a $2,500 award.   Hallet is currently enrolled at the University of Cent...
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Boni rates Always B Miki's Haughton chances

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Round Two in what is hoped to be a season-long series of pacing showdowns is set to take place at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, and at least one owner involved with the principal characters will cherish every minute of it. He likely won't be alone.   Highlighting the $471,800 William R. Haughton Memorial for older male pacers is another much-anticipated battle between 5-yea...
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Blue Moon Stride favored in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Stride might not attract the same attention as some of her division rivals, such as Pure Country, LA Delight, and Darlinonthebeach, but the 3-year-old female pacer draws plenty of admiration from her trainer, Mark Harder.   "Because I train her and I like her, I think she can win a big one," said Harder, who trains Blue Moon Stride for owners Emilio and Maria Rosati of Aus...
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Pure Country captures PASS split in 1:51.1

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacers were in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, and Pure Country lived up to her 1-9 odds on the toteboard to easily capture the first $79,880 division.   Bypassing Saturday's Mistletoe Shalee at the Meadowlands to instead accumulate points on the Sires Stakes leaderboard and secure herself a place in September's r...
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Carsey story to be revisited Friday on CBS News

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is scheduled to broadcast an update on Friday, July 15, of its Oct. 23, 2015, story on 11-year-old Breana Carsey and her trotting colt MJB Got Faith, winner of four legs of the Ohio Sire Stakes and the $225,000 final last year. The story will air as part of the "On the Road with Steve Hartman" segment and is scheduled to be rebroadcast on C...
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Meadowlands stakes, race conditions in new Preview!

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The second showdown between Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit is set for Saturday’s Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands, but the race also set the stage for a showdown on social media regarding the race conditions, which spells out the distance be 1 1/8 miles and capped at 12 starters. Wiggle It Jiggleit’s owner George Teague and Always B Miki’s owner Bob Boni were ...
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Summer Mixed Catalog now available

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
The main catalogue and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is now available for download on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog App for the iPad. The print catalogue will be mailed later this week, and also priority shipped to racetracks and training centers in both the U.S. and Canada. Sale manager David...
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