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Betting Line rallies to North America Cup victory

on 06/19/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line, driven by Dave Miller, demonstrated his off-the-pace talent by flying from fifth to first to win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest pacing event in the world, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, by one length in a stakes, track and Canadian record equaling score of 1:47.4.   The stakes record was originally lowered at Mohawk by Thinking Out Loud in 2012. Bet...
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$5.24 million wagered on North America Cup card

on 06/19/2016 2:00 AM
A total of $1,210,071 was wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 for Saturday night's mandatory payout at Mohawk Racetrack on Pepsi North America Cup night.   The carryover entering the night was $484,912. The new money wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 brought the total pool to $1,694,983.   Those who connected with a winning ticket scored a return of $6,538 for a $1 ticket or $1,307...
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Keystone Velocity wins featured pace at Pocono

on 06/19/2016 2:00 AM
Keystone Velocity, taking advantage of a classic second-over trip behind live cover, moved three wide headstretch and was the strongest in the lane to take the featured $20,000 pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday in 1:50.2.   Badiou Hanover was three wide leaving and took the lead around Starlite Kid before the :26.2 quarter, then got to the half in :54.4. Keystone Velo...
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Rockeyed Optimist wins Roll With Joe

on 06/19/2016 2:00 AM
Rockeyed Optimist ($5.80) used a strong late turn of foot to reel in mid-race pacesetter All Bets Off for a 1:49.2 victory in the $179,000 Roll With Joe Open Pace on Sunday at Tioga Downs. The 5-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding slid second-over on approach to the clubhouse turn, slipstreaming the cover of Always At My Place (Yannick Gingras) after All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) brushed clear...
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Medusa scores in Big M feature

on 06/18/2016 2:00 AM
Medusa brought her gaudy resume to the Meadowlands Friday night and passed a stern test with flying colors, taking on a deep field and winning the $25,000 featured Fillies and Mares Open in a lifetime-best 1:49.3.The 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight, who came to town riding a two-race win streak at the Meadows (Pa.), displayed her usual early speed and paced past the quarter i...
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Babies go big miles Saturday at Big M

on 06/18/2016 2:00 AM
The Saturday edition of Breakfast With The Babies at the Meadowlands got underway at 9:30 on a perfect morning with the temperature in the low 70's and little wind. There were 16 races for 2 year olds on the bill.   It's come to that time of year when the prospects must be separated from the suspects and it's safe to say we saw some of the coming season's new stars. Trainers Ju...
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Western Fame's 1:50.3 fastest in PASS 3CP splits

on 06/18/2016 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes events (PASS) from Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, each going for a purse of $54,386. The races featured 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   In the first division, it was 3 Brother's Stable JK Will Power (Dave Miller) crossing the line first. The son of Somebeachsomewhere was able to secure the pocket ride beh...
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Yonkers drivers gearing up to travel to France

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's team of five premier drivers, led by points leader Jordan Stratton, are headed overseas try to say "au revoir" to their French counterparts. The group travels across the Atlantic to Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris for the second leg of the inaugural Drivers' Cup Challenge on June 24 and June 26.   The first leg saw Stratton win both Yonkers' races in late March, o...
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State Treasurer tries to defend Roll With Joe title

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
While Friday evening's racing program at Tioga Downs will feature camels and ostriches in addition to horses, the main point of interest will be State Treasurer's defense of Sunday afternoon's $179,000 Roll With Joe free-for-all pacing event.   Despite being winless in six starts so far this year, the 7-year-old Real Desire entire seeks to defend his title in the Southern ...
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New Talent's 1:51.2 leads Ontario Grassroots

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Sylvain Filion, the reigning Lampman Cup title holder, is off to another quick start in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, padding his early season lead with a pair of Grassroots victories at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. Filion opened the program, which featured six $18,000 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, with a sharp 1:51.4 win aboard Spirit Shado...
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Difficult filly Good Will Hanover ready for big race

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
Horses are named for many different reasons, such as a connection to their ancestry, a noteworthy event or individual and even for their personality traits. When it comes to Good Will Hanover, however, her official title is the polar opposite of her demeanor. In fact, this young lady, who has bested champions L A Delight and Pure Country in two out of her last three trips to the post, is an...
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Pozefsky, Wilson have The Royal Harry in EBC

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
In 2014, Michael Pozefsky watched a horse he bred, Resolve, race in the Hambletonian. This year he hopes to watch a horse he bred and owns compete in the $1 million event.   Pozefsky and Edward Wilson bred The Royal Harry, who on Sunday races in the $222,975 Empire Breeders Classic for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs in upstate New York. The colt, whose famil...
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Kakaley ready to roll with All Bets Off

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
Matt Kakaley knows there are harness racing fans that respect and appreciate All Bets Off and what the pacer has accomplished in his career. Still, he would like to see that group grow in numbers. He hopes to create some new followers on Sunday when he drives All Bets Off in the $179,000 Roll With Joe at Tioga Downs.   All Bets Off, a multiple-stakes-winner of $1.86 million in ...
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Strong Hope lowers own mark in Buffalo win

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
Strong Hope ($5.10) remained razor sharp and proved it by lowering his own track record in winning the $10,000 Open Trot in 1:56.3 over the fast track at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (June 17). He beat his own standard of 1:57.1 (aged 5+ colt) set this season on April 16. Strong Hope has now won four times in his last eight starts along with a trio of second place finishes. It was...
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Krispy Apple wins 45G distaff derby at Yonkers

on 06/17/2016 2:00 AM
  A down-the-road Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $6.10) now has 44 career victories, few as handily as Friday night after winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Easily negating her mandated outside post position No. 7, the slight favorite looped Mach it a Par (Brian Sears) en route to the lead. She worked around Pasultimatedelite N (George Brenn...
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Missile J, Morrill Jr. score big at Buffalo

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
A pair of track records, seven victories and a New York Sire Stakes win. It was just another day at the office for driver Jim Morrill Jr. at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (June 15). Morrill Jr. captured a $58,000 division of the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old pacers as to guided Missile J to a neck victory over Manny in a track record of 1:53.1 which eclipsed...
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Hoosier launches ownership initiative

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
In an effort to take harness racing fans from the grandstand to the winner's circle, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is excited to announce the launch of a new, fractional ownership program for the 2016 harness racing season. The first of its kind in the state of Indiana, the program is designed to provide fans an easy and affordable way to experience the excitement of horse ownership and edu...
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DSBF 3CT divisions raced at Harrington

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action continued at Harrington Raceway Wednesday, with four divisions for 3-year-old trotters taking their turn over Delaware's half-mile racetrack in their respective $20,000 elimination legs.   James Craparotta and Pat Berry Racing's Epic Smash ($2.40, Berry) held serve as the favorite in the first division for fillies with a 1:59.4 victory over...
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Mares open tops Big M's Friday night card

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands live racing weekend begins with the Friday evening feature, a $25,000 Mare Open Pace. An evenly matched field of eight will face the gate with the odds maker finding favor with last week's winner Lovineveryminute.   This 5-year-old distaffer has found the best form of her career since owners Brian and Ira Wallach brought her to Richie Johnson's barn. Plucked fro...
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Foiled Again heads to Scioto Saturday

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Harness racing's all-time leading money winner will invade Eldorado Scioto Downs on Saturday, June 18, to take on seven rivals in the $25,000 Open I Pace. Foiled Again has earned in excess of $7.3 million in his storied racing career, and won nearly every big race there was to win.   At the advanced age of 12, he not only battles a solid group of aged pacers but Father Tim...
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