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OSS to Miss Me Yet, NPR Nine, My Tweed Heart

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for sophomore pacing fillies were contested Saturday, Aug. 20 at Northfield Park, with each of the three miles clocked in 1:54.3. Despite the balmy night, which was pitted with intermittent, light rain showers, a generous crowd was on hand to see some of the Buckeye State's finest distaffs compete.   That winning time of 1:54.3 was the o...
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Centurion ATM takes Yonkers trot feature

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
Centurion ATM (Steve Smith, $33.80) and Feel the Need A (Eric Goodell, $5.10) were the names above the marquee Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.   Centurion ATM surprised in the weekly trotting feature in a first-up and first-home effort. Away fourth from post position No. 3, he saw 9-10 choice Melady's Monet (Tyler Buter) led through inte...
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Robin J fastest in NYSS for 2PF at Batavia

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
A heavy early rain dampened the track, but not the enthusiasm shown by the eight 2-year-old pacing fillies competing for one of the largest single purses ever offered at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 20). And when the all the moves were made, Robin J (Roll With Joe-Mommy Robin Q) saved her best one for last and captured the victory in the New York Sire Stake event.   Artrage...
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YS Lotus gives Allard his second Gold Cup wins

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
YS Lotus overtook his stablemate and fellow trial winner Go Daddy Go down the backstretch and paced away to a 1:50.1 record victory in the 57th edition of the $60,000 Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer to close out the Saturday, Aug. 20, card just after midnight at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park.   Driver Louis-Philippe Roy and YS Lotus gave trainer Rene Allard his second ...
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Rockin Ron stuns WIJI in Prix d'Ete

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
Rockin Ron and driver Yannick Gingras fought off fan favourite Wiggle It Jiggleit to give trainer Ron Burke his second straight victory in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at Hippodrome 3R on a rainy Sunday afternoon.   With the inside post in a short field of five, reigning U.S. Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague were the overwhelming favorites at 1-9, with their rivals...
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Team Miller sweeps NYSS 2YO trots

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Julie Miller swept both $54,500 New York Sires Stakes events for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings as part of a Sunday afternoon grand slam at Tioga Downs.   Devious Man ($3.10) proved most impressive among 2-year-old trotters to negotiate the sloppy going on the 14-race card, drawing clear at will after rating a :59 first half in his Sires Stakes division, carded as Race ...
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Best of Bluegrass crowned on Super Night

on 08/21/2016 2:00 AM
The Red Mile played host to the $1.4 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Super Night on Sunday, and seven different stallions were represented in the winner's circle in the eight $175,000 finals for 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits and sexes. There were two repeat winners from a year ago as 3-year-olds Barryscourt and Lakeisha Hall were able to successfully defend their titles. Both sent off the ...
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ATC Queenie wins her third OSS leg

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
For Ohio Sires Stakes victress ATC Queenie, it's all a matter of routine, according to her owner and full-time caretaker, Trish Soulsby.   "Queenie has a routine and I never break it," Trish noted. "She's giving me the time of my life in horse racing by winning these sires stakes."   ATC Queenie captured her third OSS leg on Friday night, August 19 at Scioto Downs, timed ...
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Black Broadway wins PASS at 20-1 at Meadows

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Black Broadway, a bargain acquisition due to an unsightly and potentially dangerous medical condition, justified her connections' faith in her when she pulled off a stunning 20-1 shocker in a stake-fastest and career best 1:53.1 in Friday's $159,433 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The stake, known as the Meadow Bright, was contested over three divisions, with Miss Tezsla ...
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So Nice part of driving hat trick for Merton

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Saratoga invader So Nice ($7.30) led a driving hat trick for Mike Merton on Friday (August 19) evening's 11-race card at Tioga Downs, holding off all comers in the co-featured $13,000 Mares Open 1 Pace.   The 6-year-old Ponder mare sprinted clear authoritatively from post 6 before reaching the first turn before controlling terms through early splits of :28 and :56.3. Up the far side...
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Cougar Bait dominant in Kindergarten prelim

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Fresh off a track-record performance at Tioga Downs in last week's Geers Stakes, Cougar Bait ($5.00, part of entry) proved dominant in Friday (August 19) evening's lone $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, carded as race two at Vernon Downs.   Marcus Miller brushed the Western Terror-No One Is Alone gelding to the fore after a :27.2 firs...
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Fad Finance shatters Stga record in NYSS

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Fad Finance shattered the track record for three year old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Friday night.   Jim Morrill Jr. piloted the Trond Smedshammer-trained filly who was the race's 3-5 betting favorite in her division of the $89,950 New York Sire Stakes. Morrill moved Fad Finance out to the lead and despite being pressured almost every step of the way, the sophomore...
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Homicide Hunter trots to 1:50.1 record at Pocono

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
The Mr Cantab gelding Homicide Hunter smashed the world record for 4-year-old trotting geldings with a 1:50.1 victory in the $50,000 Sebastian K Invitational Trot on Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In fact, the only divisional world standard for five-eighths mile tracks that's faster is the 1:49 all-time record, set in the older stallion division – by Sebastian K. ...
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Lagerfeld, Dr. J Hanover take top consolations

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Rich consolation races filled the Saturday program at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the $200,000 Colonial consolation I, although there were three different leaders in the last 50 yards, it wasn't until the shadow of the wire when the Yankee Glide colt Lagerfeld finally took final control to win by a neck over Iron Mine Bucky in 1:53.2, a personal best, with Hollywood High...
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Rock This Way wins Nassagaweya at 60-1

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Harness racing's newest stars battled it out Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in Grand Circuit action. The Nassagaweya and Eternal Camnation Stakes put two-year-old pacers in the spotlight. Each event carried a total purse of $211,000 and saw two divisions contested. Many of the rookies battling in Saturday's stakes were preparing for next week's Metro Pace and Shes A Great Lady eliminations...
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NY review: JK Panache scores at Vernon

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Skowyra and driver Mike Simons swept the pacing features on Saturday (Aug. 20) evening at Tioga Downs, teaming up with Believe This Bob ($4.20) in the featured $13,000 Open 1 Pace and Flying Cowboy ($4.30) in the sub-featured $10,000 Open 2 Pace.   Believe This Bob avenged his defeat to Andreios Kardia in last week's Open 1 successfully, sprinting to a clear lead from Po...
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Betting Line, Frank, Darlin star at Pocono

on 08/20/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line won the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in a world record 1:47.2, Southwind Frank captured the $500,000 Colonial for sophomore trotting colts and geldings in 1:52.4, and Darlinonthebeach romped in the $350,000 Valley Forge for pacing fillies in 1:49.3 to lead a big night of stakes action on Saturday (Aug. 20) at The Downs at Moheg...
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VA Racing Commission approves harness meet

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
The Virginia Racing Commission gave unanimous approval at its Thursday (August 18) meeting to bring pari-mutuel harness racing back to the Commonwealth this fall at Shenandoah Downs. The limited license request was submitted by the Virginia Downs Foundation. The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) will provide race office personnel and conduct the races, and the Virginia Harness Horsemen's Associat...
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Caprice Hill, Flowers N Songs win Ontario Gold

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
Over the last month, three-year-old trotting fillies Caprice Hill and Flowers N Songs have battled the best fillies in North America, bringing home one win and three seconds between them from the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial, the historic Hambletonian Oaks and the Moni Maker.   The talented trotters returned to Gold Series action on Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack and were sent ...
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Dixie Lullaby gives Rick Zeron 8,000 wins

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's most popular drivers, Rick Zeron scored his 8,000th career driving victory Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Zeron, 59, entered the evening just a single win shy of the milestone. Driving three-year-old pacing filly Dixie Lullaby in the evening's seventh-race, Zeron was able to get the filly up in the final strides for the milestone victory. Nicknamed "The Whip"...
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