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The Royal Harry leads NYSS winners

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
On Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, New York Sire Stakes featuring 3-year-old trotting colts comprised much of the card. Two divisions of regular Sire Stakes were contested with a purse of $59,100 each, the Excelsior’s A class racing for $15,000, and  one Excelsior B went for $6,600.   Smalltownthrowdown took advantage of the short five-horse field to cut o...
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Lovebeinglucky's 1:58.2 fastest in PA Stallion

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
Lovebeinglucky waited patiently in the pocket, then poured through the Lightning Lane to score in a stake-fastest, and career best, 1:58.2 in Monday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.   The event for freshman filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Seaside Breeze, Miss Da Line, Tequila Sunrise AS and Decadence also taking $20,000 splits....
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Millers, Explosive Matter dominate Stallion Series

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
During the third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 2-year-old trotting colts at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the main spotlight fell on drivers named Miller, who won four races, and sire Explosive Matter, who had three progeny return to victory lane, including one of the three winners, all maidens, who went in 1:57.4 for fastest clocking in the stake.   The third w...
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PL Karis overcomes illness to win Grassroots

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
Two fresh faces and two repeat winners took home Grassroots hardware from Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening as the Campbellville oval welcomed back the talented two-year-old pacing fillies. PL Karis opened the Grassroots action with a 1:55.2 win in the second race. The Sportswriter daughter, in rein to Chris Christoforou, Jr., left smartly from post 5 and did most of the work on the front end, d...
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Marion Marauder, Racing Hill headed to Yonkers

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder goes after the second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown, leading nine 3-year-olds in the 62nd Yonkers Trot.   With a guaranteed $500,000 final purse, Yonkers Raceway’s signature trotting event begins with a game of musical chairs, as in one, $40,000 elimination this Saturday night (Aug. 27) to determine the eight finalists. The final is next Sa...
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10 entered in Can. Pacing Derby; 25 in Metro

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
The pacing stars of today and tomorrow are set to clash at Mohawk Racetrack over the next two weekends for the Canadian Pacing Derby, Metro Pace and Shes A Great Lady. The entry box for all three major events closed Tuesday morning with no eliminations required for the Canadian Pacing Derby, as 10 of the sport’s finest older pacers were entered and will go directly to the $616,000 final on ...
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Tioga raising purses 20% across the board

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
The Tioga Downs race office has announced a 20 percent across-the-board purse increase, applied retroactively to races from Friday, Aug. 19, and effective through the end of the current meet (Saturday, Sept. 17).   Top-level Open purses increase from $11,000 to $13,000, maiden purses have been bumped up from $4,000 to $4,800, and similar increases occur across all classes. (Tioga Downs)
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Buck I St Pat daughter shines in PASS

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
Can’t I extended her career unbeaten streak to four, and set a stake record to boot, in Tuesday’s $188,756 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over three divisions with Sianna Hanover and Temple Ruins,  both trained by Ron Burke, taking the other splits.   Can’t I is regally bre...
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Shine N Shimmer posts 33rd career win

on 08/23/2016 2:00 AM
Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer ($4, George Dennis) won the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1.   The race honored the memory of the late driver Ben Stafford Jr.,  who passed away on July 6. Stafford was a popular member of the local racing community and trained horses with his Dad for approximately 30 years. A large contingent of friends an...
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Butenschoen wins 3 of 5 PASS 2CT splits

on 08/22/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer John Butenschoen took the first three of five divisions of the third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts on a "sloppy" track Sunday at Mohegan Sun Pocono--but lost his streak in the fourth, ironically with the only baby who had a win in each of the first two legs.   But success comes first, and a Butenschoen trainee was the fastest of ...
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Hudon wins pair of Grassroots at Clinton

on 08/22/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Phil Hudon captured a pair of Grassroots divisions at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, guiding three-year-old trotting geldings Tough Get Going and Magic Missions to victory on the half-mile oval's 70th anniversary card. Starting from post 6 in the third $18,000 Grassroots division with Tough Get Going, Hudon fired the trotter to the front, reaching the quarter in :29. The pair led the...
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Goodwill Hanover wires Gold field in 1:51.3

on 08/22/2016 2:00 AM
Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured performers on the second half of Rideau Carleton Raceway's Family Day double header Sunday and the distaffers delivered impressive efforts in three Grassroots and two Gold Series divisions. Goodwill Hanover posted the fastest mile of the evening in the first $105,000 Gold division, going gate-to-wire in 1:51.3. Lay Lady Lay presse...
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Sale catalogs now available for Buckeye Classic

on 08/22/2016 2:00 AM
Sale catalogs are now available for the second annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield OH. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Champions Expo Center located at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Start time is 9:30 AM. A total of 257 yearlings have been cataloged with yearlings by leading sires from the Ohio, Penn...
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NJ-breds win big on Saturday at Pocono

on 08/22/2016 2:00 AM
On one of the biggest racing nights in Pennsylvania three of the final winners were bred in the Garden State of New Jersey.   The $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine was taken by the Fair Winds Farm-bred 3-year-old pacing colt Betting Line in dominate fashion. The colt was bred and raised by Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ. Betting Line has won 9 of his 10 starts in 2016 and...
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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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