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Oaks champ All The Time has colic surgery

on 08/07/2016 2:00 AM
All The Time, who won Saturday afternoon's $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands in 1:52.1, underwent colic surgery Sunday morning. Trainer Jimmy Takter posted on Twitter what transpired after All The Time gave him his third consecutive Oaks triumph and sixth overall, tying him with Jan Johnson as the trainers with the most Oaks victories. In his tweet Takter noted the ups and downs of the...
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Dayson, 'Taco' in Townsend-Ackerman at Big M

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
The Friday night-before-Hambletonian card at the Meadowlands featured 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters in two divisions of the Townsend Ackerman. Dayson raised his seasonal record to six wins in eight starts, scoring from post 10 as the second choice for trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras. The gelded son of Conway Hall made the lead at the half and sailed under the wire an e...
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Shady Daisy record for Darlinonthebeach

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
The first stakes event on the Hambletonian program concluded with an exciting finish Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands as Darlinonthebeach outlasted a late-closing Call Me Queen Be to win the $94,675 Shady Daisy in a stakes record 1:49.1. David Miller was in the bike for trainer Nancy Johansson.   The race attracted a short field of five, and when the gate folded, Scott Zeron se...
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Hannelore Hanover scores Fresh Yankee in 2:05

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
One of harness racing’s best stories continued Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands as Indiana-sired Hannelore Hanover added another big win to her growing list of credentials with a 2:05 score in the $188,350 Fresh Yankee for free-for-all trotting mares, racing 1 1/8 miles. Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Ron Burke, the four year old held off the late surge from 2014 Trotter of the Y...
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What The Hill upsets in Haughton Memorial

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
What The Hill, sent off at 8-1, and David Miller split horses late in the mile and surged to the wire to spring an upset in the $294,450 Peter Haughton Memorial Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands in a time of 1:54.4. Victor Gio It and Rubio followed the winner across the wire in second and third. The time established a new lifetime mark for the son of Muscle Hill.   Drawing post ...
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Ariana G remains perfect in Doherty Memorial

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Favorite Ariana G earned Jimmy Takter his first trip to the Hambleonian winner’s circle Saturday, August 6 with a 1:53.1 victory in the $306,500 Jim Doherty Memorial for freshman trotting fillies. The Muscle Hill lass improved her record to four-for-four with the win, driven to a new lifetime mark by Yannick Gingras. Chezatter and David Miller raced second, while Thats All Moni rounded out t...
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Resolve best in Cashman Memorial

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
O’Brien Award winner and favored Resolve swept past the leaders in the stretch to secure the $273,600 John Cashman Memorial Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands with a 1:50.2 performance. Trainer Ake Svanstedt steered the five-year-old son of Muscle Hill to his second win of the season at the Meadowlands. Obrigado came flying late to finish second and Flanagan Memory finished third. &nbs...
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Control The Moment takes Cane Pace

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace champion and favorite Control The Moment burst three-wide in the turn and sprinted by the leaders in the stretch to win the $320,000 Can Pace, the first leg of Pacing’s Triple Crown Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears, the son of Well Said paced to a 2:02.4 victory over the distance of 1 1/8 miles. Manhattan Beach dashed five-wide on the outside to f...
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Bar Hopping wins first Hambo elimination

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Bar Hopping and Tim Tetrick captured the first $70,000 Hambletonian elimination Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands handily, trotting to a 1:51.4 victory. The Jimmy Takter-trained Muscle Hill colt was an open lengths winner over Milligan's School, while stablemate Lagerfeld finished third. Iron Mine Bucky and Mavens Way finished fourth and fifth to secure a place in the final.   S...
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Marion Marauder steals second Hambo elim

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder had a full head of steam on the outside, clipping 1-5 favorite Southwind Frank to take the second $70,000 Hambletonian elimination Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands in a time of 1:51.3. Driven by Scott Zeron, the Muscle Hill colt punched his ticket to the $1 million final for trainer Paula Wellwood. He will be joined by runner-up Southwind Frank, third-place finisher Waitli...
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Southwind Frank draws rail in Hambo final

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Despite falling just short in his elimination, Southwind Frank drew the rail in the $1 million Hambletonian for trainer Ron Burke. Elimination winners Bar Hopping and Marion Marauder drew posts three and five, respectively. The event is scheduled as Race 13 on the Meadowlands program with an estimated post time of 5:11 p.m.  Here is the field for the $1 million final:   P...
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Shamballa upsets U.S. Pacing Championship

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Shamballa burst from the pack to upset the $225,550 U.S. Pacing Championship Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands in a time of 1:47.1. Driven by Meadowlands leading driver Scott Zeron, the son of Somebeachcomewhere, sent off at 8-1, scored his third seasonal win. Wiggle It Jiggleit finished second while Dealt A Winner was third.   Attracting a field of seven, the fireworks started ...
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All The Time strong in Hambletonian Oaks

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
All The Time and Yannick Gingras poured on the power in the stretch, passing Caprice Hill and Celebrity Eventsy and drawing away to win the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands in 1:52.1. It was the third straight Oaks win for Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter and Yannick Gingras. Takter has won the Hambletonian Oaks six times. The Muscle Hill filly was bred and is ...
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Marion Marauder scores Hambletonian triumph

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
In one of the more thrilling finishes as of late, Marion Marauder narrowly edged Southwind Frank in a tight photo to claim the 91st edition of the $1 million Hambletonian Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands. The elimination winner, driven by Scott Zeron, stopped the timer in a time of 1:51.4. Sutton rallied late to finish a close third and Waitlifter K was fourth. The Muscle Hill colt is tra...
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Lady Shadow dominates Lady Liberty

on 08/06/2016 2:00 AM
Lady Shadow was the heavy favorite in the $235,950 Lady Liberty final for free-for-all mares Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands, and she didn’t disappoint. Driven by Yannick Gingras, the Shadow Play five year old paced to a 2:03 victory in the 1 1/8 miles contest. Solar Sister raced second and Katie Said completed the trifecta. The victory was the fourth on the card for Gingras.  ...
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NJ referendum campaign now underway

on 08/05/2016 2:00 AM
New Jersey residents have an important decision to make on Nov. 8. Earlier this year the State Legislature approved placing a constitutional amendment on November's ballot that would expand gaming to northern New Jersey. If New Jersey voters approve gaming expansion, billions of dollars can be recaptured, thousands of jobs can be created, and all the while reviving the equine industry as well as p...
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Hatfield's Hambo hopes riding on Bar Hopping

on 08/05/2016 2:00 AM
Bud Hatfield fell in love with Bar Hopping the moment he saw the colt as a yearling at the 2014 Standardbred Horse Sale. His affection for the horse remains high, and why not? For the first time in four decades in harness racing, Hatfield is sending a horse to the Hambletonian. And the horse is Bar Hopping.   Bar Hopping is the 9-5 favorite in the first of two nine-horse elimination...
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Krispy Apple wins 45G F&M pace at Yonkers

on 08/05/2016 2:00 AM
  Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $18.40) usually gets handicapped with an outside venue. So, what happened with a blind draw? She was ‘handicapped’ with an outside venue. No matter as the millionairess took it the distance Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. In play from post position No. 7 (in one notch after a defection), she worke...
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3 Invites planned for Super Stakes Saturday at PcD

on 08/05/2016 2:00 AM
On August 20, the night of the $2.5 million Super Stakes Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, in addition to The Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old pacing colts, the Colonial for 3-year-old trotting colts, and the Valley Forge for 3-year-old pacing fillies—each having its "main event" plus two consolations depending on the amount of money won by the entrants – there are a...
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Barn Bella equals track record in Tioga NYSS

on 08/05/2016 2:00 AM
Barn Bella ($23.40) stole the show in Friday (August 5) evening's New York Sire Stakes events for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Tioga Downs, working her way into a share of a track record with a sparkling 1:55.2 triumph in her $36,566 division. Barn Bella set the bar high in the evening's sixth event, working to a comfortable lead over Reverend Nanny (John Cummings) on approach to the fi...
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