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Marohn wins four at Meadowlands

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Marohn Jr. guided four winners at the Meadowlands Saturday night as the track brought the curtain down on its abbreviated four-card September meeting. Marohn got rolling right at the start of the night, piloting O U Sexy Guy ($4.80 to win, 1:56) to victory lane in the first race conditioned pace. Mac’s Jackpot ($3.20, lifetime-best 1:51.4), fresh off a pair of me...
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Downbytheseaside sets 1:50 2CP world mark

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
Downbytheseaside (Chris Page) cruised to an easy victory in the $69,000 (div.) Standardbred for two-year-old pacing colts in 1:50, breaking the world record by 1 4/5 seconds, highlighting the opening day action at the Delaware County Fair. Downbytheseaside was pushed off the gate and cleared the field of seven at the ¼ mile pole forcing Some Attitude (Peter Wrenn) to sit second and Fear Th...
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Sutton, Walner win impressively at Big M

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
On a night that saw 10 trotting events on a 13-race program, two performances stood out at the Meadowlands Friday night.   In a division of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the trot, Walner rebounded to dominate in his second career Big M start.   The Linda Toscano-trained colt brushed to command at the three-eighths before romping his way to ...
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Betting Line, Racing Hill top 11 Jug entries

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line will put his 11-race win streak on the line in Thursday's 71st edition of the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, where he will start from post five in the first of two opening-round heats at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   A horse must win two one-mile races on the same day to capture the Little Brown Jug trophy. Eleven horses...
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Average price dips at Ohio, Morrisville sales

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Selected Jug Sale concluded Saturday and finished with the average price down by 3.7 percent. With 56 more horses sold this year, the average price for the 311 yearlings.was $16,706. The median price--the price point at which half the yearlings sell for more and half for less--was $11,000, a 15.4 percent decline from last year's figure of $13,000.   The Morrisville Equ...
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Bar Hopping gives Takter a CTC three-peat

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Bar Hopping charged home to win the $687,000 Canadian Trotting Classic by 3 1/2 lengths Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Jimmy Takter trained colt was able to convert off a perfect second-over steer from driver Tim Tetrick to win Canada's biggest race for 3-year-old trotters.   A trio of longshots fired out for the front, while Marion Marauder, the 3-5 favorite, was unhurr...
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Royal Charm wins in Elegantimage shocker

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
With the 1-9 favorite Caprice Hill being locked at the pylons for the mile, Royal Charm capitalized off a third-over trip to win Saturday night's $436,000 Elegantimage for 3-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:54.4 at 33-1.   Dream Child secured the lead off a :27 quarter, sweeping by Emoticon Hanover towards the pylons. Side Bet Hanover raced in third alongside Ce...
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Seven And Seven, Ariana G win 2YO trots

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Seven And Seven lunged off cover and down the center of the track to take the $350,000 William Wellwood Memorial final in 1:55.3 Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   International Moni led the field of rookie trotters to the opening quarter in :28, in front of Signal Hill wide of Seven And Seven in second. Signal Hill obtained control into the backstretch and was soon pressured by ...
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Resolve outduels 'Hannelore' in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Resolve turned in a game effort to come away with 1:51.4 victory in the $632,000 Maple Leaf Trot Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 5-year-old stallion was went toe-to-toe with standout mare Hannelore Hanover for the final half and ultimately wore down the powerhouse to score a length and a half victory for Swedish native and trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt.   Resolve...
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Saturday night in New York round-up

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Owner-breeder Ina Madill's Andreios Kardia ($3) demonstrated great determination in the featured $10,000 Pacer of the Year Match Race on Saturday's closing-night program at Tioga Downs, upending pacesetter Believe This Bob in a 1:50.1 mile.   The 5-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding was eager to go on from race's outset, offering pressure to Believe This Bob through a :26.3 firs...
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Granite upsets ISS 3CP final at 44-1

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Hoosier State's top 3-year-old pacing colts were in the spotlight on Thursday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the fifth and final round of the $75,000 preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes finals. The evening's 14-race program was primarily ruled by long shots but it was Granite, with Mike Peterson at the lines, who converted a pocket trip and a break by the heavy favorite to pull t...
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Scott Zeron wins 3,000th career race

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Scott Zeron, who has made himself right at home on both sides of the river since crossing the border, won his 3,000th career race Thursday night at Yonkers Raceway.   The plateau win came escorting Rock Absorber ($7) up the passing lane in the $14,000, third-race pace (1:54.2).   The affable 27-year-old Zeron, a native of Montreal whose career began in 2007, is ap...
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Hoosier Classic catalogs now available

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the annual Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale in Indianapolis. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Start time for both sessions is 10 a.m.   A total of 369 Indiana-sired yearlings have been cataloged with yearlings by the...
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Resolve's half sister easy Grassroots winner

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
There were few surprises at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as the two-year-old trotters and pacers kicked off the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots post season. Favorites won five of the eight Semi-finals and only one division point leader, two-year-old trotting filly Inner Drive, failed to advance through to the Sept. 24 Grassroots Championships.   Trotting filly Anikadabra set...
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Larger fields at Shenandoah this weekend

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
What a difference a week makes. As Shenandoah Downs prepares for its second weekend of racing in Woodstock, Va. The newly renovated half-mile oval will see more traffic than it had in its debut weekend, last Saturday and Sunday.   Starter Mike Wojchick will have to line up 134 horses in 21 pari-mutuel races this weekend compared with 97 in 18 races a week ago. On Saturday alone...
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Kindergartners in class Saturday at Big M

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday night will see the return of the Kindergarten Pacing Series at The Meadowlands with two divisions for each sex. The dozen fillies split nicely into a pair of sixes and will race back-to-back in the second and third events.   The second race is a very competitive group with Ameraway looking to make amends for her disappointing performance as the favorite in last week's Kinde...
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Full x-rays available for Crawford yearlings

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
All yearlings offered at the Morrisville State sale and the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by Crawford Farms have had a complete set of radiographs taken. Michelle and Albert Crawford endeavor to offer their customers the utmost confidence when bidding on one of their yearlings and will be happy to provide the results to interested parties. "We want buyers to know that every horse in o...
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Harness Museum's Currier & Ives at Delaware

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's popular traveling exhibit, "The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives," will be on display in the Jugette Barn on the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, Ohio, Sunday (Sept.18) to Thursday (Sept.22).   Made possible by the generous support of Burke Racing Stable LLC, the exhibit's 33 reproduction prints illustrate, in an artf...
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Betting Line to stand at stud at Hanover in '17

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Jim Simpson, president of Hanover Shoe Farms, and the owners of Betting Line, Ross Warriner, Christine Calhoun, Casie Coleman and Mac Nichol, are announcing that the stallion will retire after the 2016 racing season and that he will stand at the Hanover Shoe Farms. Betting Line at age three has won 11 of 12 starts so far and has earned $1,090,810, which includes wins in the North America Cu...
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9 fillies in Jugette, so all advance to final

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Pure Country, the number 8 ranked standardbred in North America, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $239,400 Jugette three-year-old filly pace on Wedensday, Sept. 21, at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of Sombeachsomewhere was undefeated at two and has won half of her 14 starts this season. She has banked more than $1.5 million in career earnings. The Jimmy Takter trai...
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