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3FT powers to 1:55.4 in Sires Stakes at Mohawk

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
Six $18,000 Grassroots divisions were featured on Mohawk Racetrack's Tuesday evening program as the three-year-old trotting fillies opened their 2016 season. Things got off to a quick start as Magical Valentine and trainer-driver Jack Moiseyev fired to the front before the halfway marker and sailed home to a 1:56.2 personal best in the first division. In just her fourth lifetime start, Magi...
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Bar Hopping hopes for last call in Goodtimes

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
The road to August's $1 million Hambletonian goes through Ontario on Saturday when 10 three-year-old male trotters meet in the $268,000 Goodtimes Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. Jimmy Takter, who has trained the last two Hambletonian winners, believes he's got another contender in Goodtimes finalist Bar Hopping.   Bar Hopping finished second to Dayson in his Goodtimes elimination last F...
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Unefoisdansmavie gets 3rd straight at Meadows

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
  Unefoisdansmavie captured her third straight victory when she charged through the Lightning Lane and erased a 2-1/2-length deficit in Wednesday's $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot. Long one of The Meadows' elite distaff trotters, the 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World had to drop into conditioned races to collect her two most recent wins. B...
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Lifetime marks set in PA Stallion 3CTs

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
As befits a series designed to showcase developing stars, new lifetime marks were earned by all six winners of $20,000 divisions of third preliminary round action in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotting males Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Fastest winner was Marty De Vie, an altered son of Explosive Matter (who had a siring triple), who was mo...
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Ontario champ Caprice Hill returns with ONSS win

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Reigning Ontario Sires Stakes champion Caprice Hill picked up where she left off last season, capturing the 3-year-old trotting filly Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.   In rein to Randy Waples, fan favorite Caprice Hill took command before the quarter-mile marker and led the field of seven through fractions of :28, :56.2, and 1:25.2 before sailing und...
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Meadowlands offers short series for 2YOs

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has two announcements regarding upcoming races for 2 year olds.   First, in response to a request by the SBOA of NJ, there will no longer be a charge to race in the "Baby Races" at the Meadowlands.   Also, starting next week there will be a short series written for 2 year olds of each gait and sex with $12,500 eliminations on the weekend of June 24-25 and ...
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Anndrovette "at home" in Roses Are Red

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Anndrovette's home is in New Jersey, but the female pacer certainly seems to make herself at home in Canada; particularly when it comes to the Roses Are Red Stakes at Ontario's Mohawk Racetrack. The 9-year-old has won the Roses Are Red a record three times and goes for No. 4 on Saturday (June 18) in the C$370,000 final at Mohawk. Anndrovette enters the race off a 1:49.4 win by a nose over Sand...
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Betting Line 5-2 morning line choice in NA Cup

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Post positions were drawn Tuesday afternoon for Saturday night's 33rd renewal of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. The press luncheon was held at Mohawk, with Jason Portuondo hosting and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner, the 2015 CHL Player of the Year, serving as guest drawmaster. The connections of NA Cup elimination winners Betting Line and Boston Red R...
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Fans encouraged to attend Illinois fair racing

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
The thrill of thundering hooves may soon be a thing of the past at Illinois county fairs. But for at least one more year, harness horse racing enthusiasts can watch the ponies prance at more than two dozen tracks across Illinois.   "The IHHA (Illinois Harness Horsemen's Associatio) is funding several races and horsemen will continue to put on a great show for fans who come to the co...
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Italian breeder Domenico Toniatti, 92, dies

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Domenico Toniatti, 92, a power in Italian trotting over many decades, has died.His most famous trotter was influential sire Sharif di Iesol, won in 1972 won the Italian Derby, Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli and Gran Premio Nazionale. Although Sharif di Iesolo was a top racehorse it was at stud that he really made a name for himself and for the Toniatti family. For many years Sharif di Iesolo was...
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Delle Donne, Apple Bottom Jeans take Del. legs

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-olds started their second round of the week at Harrington Raceway Tuesday as the filly pacers went postward in a pair of $20,000 legs.   Delle Donne ($6.80, Corey Callahan) pulled off a minor upset in the first division as 1-to-5 favorite Cougar Creek made an early break and was placed last after being disqualified fro...
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PASS to Love Matters, Trolley, Hititoutofthepark

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
The chalk went 0-for-3 in the third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with each of the trio of winners taking a new lifetime mark. Love Matters ($6.80 as the second choice) was the first to find the Sire Stakes winners circle, and he had the hardest trip of the three winners, having to go first-...
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Scioto Tuesday-Wednesday handles climb

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
Since the start of the 2016 Scioto Downs race season, the four Tuesday and five Wednesday race cards at Scioto Downs have shown dramatic increases in total handle. The Tuesday race cards have shown a 13.15 percent increase while the Wednesday cards have shown a 100.15 percent increase over the 2015 race season. The increases on the weekday cards have helped the total handle for the 26-day s...
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2YO Blood Line wins in 1:54.2 at Gaitway

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
When male pacer Blood Line kicked off Monday's qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm with a sharp 1:54.2 win on a 60-degree morning with a gusty breeze, it certainly got the attention of his trainer, Jimmy Takter.   "That's a serious mile today," Takter said after watching Yannick Gingras guide Blood Line to victory in his career debut. "I would say that's like a (1):52-a...
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Arrangements announced for Leo McNamara

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
Leo C. McNamara III, a third generation horseman and executive administrator of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) for the past 15 years, died early Sunday morning, June 12. Mr. McNamara died of complications following a hard fought battle with cancer, just two weeks short of his 61st birthday. Born June 30, 1955, in Carmel, Ind., Mr. McNamara was the so...
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Missile J headlines NYSS Wednesday at Buffalo

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
Missile J, the winner of the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace in late May at Yonkers Raceway, headlines one of the two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers that arrive at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday evening.   Co-owned by KJ Stables and the Purple Haze Stables, Missile J (American Ideal-Cantor's Delight) went unraced as a 2 year old but he's sure ma...
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Maine court stays cobalt suspensions

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
 Cumberland County (Maine) Superior Court Justice Lance Walker ordered a stay of the decision by the Maine Harness Racing Commission on April 26, 2016, that issued suspensions for Steven Vafiades, Randy Bickmore and Drew Campbell for violating their policy on the use of cobalt. The stay was signed by the judge on June 8.   The Court cited that the three requisite elements to is...
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DSBF 3CP splits raced at Harrington

on 06/13/2016 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway.   Owner/trainer Charles Perry Jr.'s Johns Dream  ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) won the first division in dominating fashion in 1:55.3. The Dream Away ridgling assumed command early and never relented in his open length win over Do...
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Leo McNamara dies in New Jersey

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
Leo McNamara, executive administrator of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey and a third generation horseman, died Sunday morning. Mr. McNamara died of complications following a hard fought battle with cancer, just two weeks short of his 61st birthday.   Mr. McNamara was the SBOANJ's Executive Administrator for 15 years. More infor...
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Mr. Wiggle Pants leads OSS with 1:51.4 win

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
Four $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for sophomore pacing colts were contested on Saturday night, June 11 at Scioto Downs.   Whataboy captured the first OSS division, leading at every pole for driver Chris Page. The gelded son of Big Bad John romped to a new career clocking of 1:52.1 to score his second victory of the season in eight tries. Trained by Brian Brown, ...
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