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Fat Man's Alley fattens up with Jackpot final win

on 05/25/2016 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Fat Man's Alley (Brian Sears, $2.70, part of entry) read the memo just in time Tuesday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $70,500 final of the Jackpot Next Door Claiming Series.   The series featured base $20,000 claiming males in three preliminary legs leading to this final.   A gapping third early from post position No. 3, the ‘Fat Man' saw Bubbie B...
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Jacobs hopes his "Missile" sinks Rooney foes

on 05/25/2016 2:00 AM
Ken Jacobs has enjoyed his share of success in harness racing, both on the national stage and at home in New York. He has campaigned horses such as Dan Patch Award winner Heston Blue Chip and stakes-winners Kenneth J, He's Gorgeous, Doctor Butch, Jewels In Hock, and Becca J, not to mention many other successful horses.   He hopes he can add Missile J to the list in the fut...
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Hunter Holton OHHA named OHHA intern

on 05/25/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) has announced that Hunter Holton, son of Ryan and Holly Holton, will be joining the OHHA as the 2016 summer intern. Holton is from Etna, Ohio, and just completed his sophomore year at the University of Notre Dame. A marketing major in the Mendoza School of Business, Holton's professional goal is to obtain a sports industry marketing position....
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Trainer fills "Q" race with 8 of 9 two year olds

on 05/25/2016 2:00 AM
Early maturing 2 year olds are beginning to get behind the starting gates at tracks. As of Wednesday, May 25, four 2 year olds had taken records, albeit in qualifying races.   On Wednesday morning at Hawthorne Race Course, trainer Robert Phillips sent out eight of nine "babies" with the filly Just Doit Queeny winning by 2 1/2 lengths in 2:00.3. Just Doit Queeny i...
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Wanna Rock N Roll wires field at Buffalo

on 05/25/2016 2:00 AM
It's only been two weeks since Wanna Rock N Roll arrived in Western New York from Yonkers Raceway but she has learnedquickly that racing on the front end is the right thing for her to do. In her second start of the season at the Buffalo Raceway, Wanna Rock N Roll ($3.60) again made every step a winning one in taking the featured $9,000 pace for the mares on Wednesday night (May 25). ...
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TSM Photo Bugger earns win in Meadows feature

on 05/25/2016 2:00 AM
  TSM Photo Bugger moved first over to gain better position, then brushed again in the lane to capture Wednesday's $13,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. TSM Photo Bugger was third down the backside when Aaron Merriman sent him after the leader, Lady's Dude. When the pocket-sitting Classicality gapped, TSM Photo Bugger slipped into the two hole and kept the pressur...
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Miss Versatility splits contested at Mohawk

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit trotting mares capped off an eventful May long weekend Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The first leg of the Miss Versatility Series featured two $30,000 divisions. The series for older trotting mares stops at Mohawk twice, the Meadowlands and Tioga Downs before wrapping up with the final on Little Brown Jug Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   A scratch in each ...
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I'm Some Graduate wins PA Stallion in 1:51.3

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Five $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and the fastest winner was I'm Some Graduate, a royally-bred colt whom at one point last year many thought might one of Pennsylvania's overall best, winning his seasonal debut in 1:51.3.   When you have a ...
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State Treasurer draws post 1 in Molson Pace

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
The post-position draw for this year's $150,000 Molson Pace was conducted during Monday evening's pre-game show at The Raceway in London and it was three-time defending champion State Treasurer drawing the coveted rail in his quest for a historic fourth consecutive title.   The son of Real Desire may not be the intimidating presence he would have been at this time las...
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Moore looks for one more Molson Pace

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore said winning a fourth straight Molson Pace with his pupil State Treasurer would be almost beyond comprehension.   "It's been fun just to win it once. A second was a bonus and the third was just unreal last year," Moore said. "A fourth time would be unbelievable."   State Treasurer, the 2015 Horse of the Year in Canada owned by Sally and Allan MacDonald of Pr...
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WIJI tops standout field for Mullin Invitational

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
It could be the start of a rivalry in the aged pacing ranks, as reigning American horse of the year Wiggle It Jiggleit will once again square off against Rockin Ron in the $200,000 Dorothy Mullin Invitational Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday.   Two weeks ago, it was Rockin Ron who was the star of the aged pacing ranks. In his first match-up with Wiggle It Jiggleit at Flamboro...
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Arrigenna named Batavia track superintendent

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Peter Arrigenna, a longtime horseman who also serves as a trustee of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and a director of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State, has been named the new track superintendent at Batavia Downs.   Arrigenna will replace Ralph Horton, who has retired after working at the Downs for 14 years.   Besides runnin...
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God Forbid N takes second straight PcD win

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
God Forbid N registered her second straight victory at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, kicking home with a wicked personal last half of :53.2 to take the $15,500 featured pace for mares while establishing a new mark of 1:50.1.   The daughter of Elsu followed the lively backstretch cover of Scandalicious as that one went first-over after early splits of 26.4 and 56, th...
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Aussie-bred SBSW 3YO undefeated in 18 starts

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Australia's unbeaten pacer Our Waikiki Beach will be out to extend his winning streak to 19 races at the Penrith track on Thursday night when he competes in a heat of the Alabar NSW Breeders Challenge.   Trained by leading New Zealand horseman Mark Purdon, the Australian-bred son of Somebeachsomewhere has only started twice across the Tasman with the gelding having won a d...
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Goldstar Rockeette, Gold Savage win at PPk

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Gold was the theme at Pompano Park on Tuesday night as Goldstar Rockette and Gold Savage shared the limelight, capturing their respective $10,000 Open pacing and trotting events.   Goldstar Rockette, the Florida bred six year-old daughter of Rock On, scored a well-earned win for Kevin Wallis in 1:54.3, pinning a two length defeat on Shortest Distance, handled by Mickey McNichol, wit...
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Mcarma, Miss Read score at Harrington

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's Mcarma ($6, Tony Morgan) improved to 4-for-5 at the current meet with a 1:53.2 win in the $17,500 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   After 3-5 favorite Purrfect Bags made a brief bobble behind the starting gate and went off stride, Mcarma quickly went to the front from post position five and never relented, despite a stubborn late charge...
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PASS to Lyons Snyder, Check Six, "Fernando"

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Lyons Snyder, beaten favorite in the recent rich Pennsylvania Classic Final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showed his bounceback abilities on Sunday night at The Downs, taking his $54,787 division of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in an impressive 1:49.4 over "sloppy" going while taking a new mark. Scott Zeron, handling the so...
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Northern Companion takes Pompano Open

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Northern Companion, handled by Dave Ingraham, took top honors in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (May 22), scoring a photo finish victory over Rockntouch (Mickey McNichol) and Here Comes William (Donald Dupont) in 1:51.4. The eight year-old gelded son of Cambest, trained by Howard Klohr for owner Dorothy Zarza, brushed up first over on the backside to engage the le...
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Heavenly Bet takes Tioga final for Sinclair

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Owner-trainer Mike Sinclair's Heavenly Bet ($4.60, part of entry) overcame post 8 and controlled the terms through the middle of the race en route to a 1:55 score over her stablemate Winners Over in the $23,700 Gail's Diner Series Final on Sunday (May 22) afternoon at Tioga Downs. While Winners Over (Dan Clements) was away most sharply in the field of eight, Scott Coulter gradually worked H...
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Mach It So scores in Philly Sunday feature

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
The clouds hung ominously over the Philadelphia skies on Sunday, but the rain did hold off, ensuring dry conditions for the races at Harrah's Philadelphia. The competitive Sunday tilt featured a winners-over $25,000 lifetime pace (purse $25,000) and two divisions of a non-winner's of $15,000 in their last five starts (purse $15,000).   In the winners-over event, it was millionaire p...
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