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Fad Finance now 4 for 8 with NYSS win

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
The new month featured Empire-breds, with Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosting the $167,864 Mike Cipriani Trot/New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The event honored the memory of the Raceway's longtime, award-winning photographer.   A pair of $83,937 divisions were contested, won by a longshot and a short shot. The longie was 30-1 Earn Your Wings (Jason Bartlett, $63), who...
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Buck I St Pat's 2YO daughter is 2-for-2

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Can't I, a two-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall out of the world champion trotting mare Buck I St Pat, is now 2 for 2 lifetime after winning a $14,000 conditioned trot Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Buck I St Pat was voted Older Trotting Mare of the Year in 2008-2009-2010, and won the Breeders Crown for her section in the latter two campaigns for her owners Howar...
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Blooded Horse Pre-Jug yearling session online

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
The 60th annual Blooded Horse Pre-Jug Sale will offer 171 yearlings on Monday, August 29 as part of its 2-day venue at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. Most are featured with black type pedigrees that can now be viewed online. The yearlings include 117 Ohio-breds, 35 Indiana-breds and 19 from PA, IL, NY and ON.  In addition, over 500 racehorses and broodmares a...
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Big M officials to ring NASDAQ closing bell

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack officials, along with the track's partners from ARK Restaurants, will ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m.   The ceremony will help kick off the 91st Hambletonian, which will be raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Aug. 6.   The partnership between ARK Restaurants and the Meadowlands began in...
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Stronach Group completes Rosecroft purchase

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
The Stronach Group announced on Tuesday (Aug. 2) that its purchase of Prince George's Gaming Ventures LLC, the holding company of Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland, from Penn National Gaming Inc., has been officially completed.   The Stronach Group owns the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, as well as pari-mutuel...
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Swedish stallion Joke Face dies at age 10

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Joke Face, a top performer in Sweden during his racing career, died Monday night  from colic. Bred, owned, trained and managed by Lufti Kolgjini, Joke Face won the Swedish Derby and Sundsvall Open, two important events. He made 43 starts and won 21 races for earnings of approximately $850,000.   In announcing his stallion's death, Kolgjini posted on Twitter, "Beautiful as a pai...
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Mohawk cancels last 2 races due to power outage

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) was forced to cancel the final two races on Tuesday evening’s card at Mohawk Racetrack due to a power outage in the Campbellville and surrounding area.   The power outage, which began late afternoon on Tuesday, left the facility with no track lights. The first seven races on the card were contested before officials called off the remaining two ra...
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Indiana Sires Stakes finals Tuesday at Hoosier

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the first half of the 2016 harness racing season as the stakes action heats up on Tuesday with Indiana's finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for Hoosier Champions Night. The evening will feature five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals with the other three divisions happening later in the week at Ho...
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Adios day Grand Circuit undercard races

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday's card at The Meadows, highlighted by the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids and the $110,950 Adioo Volo, featured four other Arden Downs stakes. Here's a recap of those Grand Circuit events.   In the $56,418 Ned McCarr for 3-year-old filly trotters, Glidinthruparadise lost her duel for the early lead and had to slink back to third, a disappointm...
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Sophomore finals contested at Ocean Downs

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
Sunday night's card at Ocean Downs featured the 3-year-old Maryland Sires Stakes finals. The non-wagering card opened with Speed It (Cam's Rocket) lowering his own stakes record to 1:58.3 for trotting colts/geldings with driver Jim Morand in the bike. The pair cut the mile opening the distance to the field at every pole with Righteous Renegade finishing second. Richard Hans owns, trains and br...
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NJ races to Blue Moon Stride, Don'tcallmefrancis

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
The spotlight was on New Jersey sired three year old pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Blue Moon Stride continued her winning ways at the Meadowlands by dominating the $85,000 Thomas D'Altrui for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Later in the evening Don'tcallmefrancis nosed out the competition in the $150,000 Anthony Abbatiello Classic.   The Thomas D'Altrui and the Anth...
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Hillsonator sells for $72k; brother entered in Hambo

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale was held Sunday afternoon (July 31) in the Meadowlands Back Paddock and the 142 horses that went through the auction ring generated an average price of $15,846 from gross sales of $2,250,200. The average price fell from the figure of $24,811 attained at last year's sale, when Propulsion topped all prices when he brought $210,000. The 4-year-old trotting mar...
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Pure Country supplemented to Cane Pace

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
All The Time, who won last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, was made the 9-5 morning line choice to win the Hambletonian Oaks after drawing post 6 for the race, which will be part of the undercard on the big Hambletonian day program at the Meadowlands Saturday. All The Time finished a half-length behind Celebrity Eventsy in an Oaks elimination last Saturday.   Post ...
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Southwind Frank, Bar Hopping top Hambo elims

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
Bar Hopping and Southwind Frank have been installed the morning-line favorites in the two eliminations for Saturday afternoon's 91st Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. Eighteen trotters were entered, with the top five finishers in each elim returning for the same-day $1 million final. The winner of that contest will be declared the champion. At the post position draw held Monday afternoon at ...
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Sports Column captures Battle of Waterloo

on 08/01/2016 2:00 AM
Confidently handled by driver Chris Christoforou, Sports Column delivered on his pari-mutuel promise with a front-end effort in the $159,500 Battle of Waterloo for Ontario-sired 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings to close out Grand River Raceway's Industry Day celebrations on Monday afternoon. Sports Column was the 1-2 favored elimination winner with the inside post position. The oth...
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Oaks fields set; Southwind Frank wins Reynolds

on 07/31/2016 2:00 AM
Side Bet Hanover and Celebrity Eventsy registered upset victories in their respective Hambletonian Oaks eliminations Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and as a result, may select posts one through five for next week’s $500,000 final for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   Side Bet Hanover lit up the board as a 38-1 chance in the first elim. After leaving quickly from post one, th...
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Newborn Sassy holds on in Adioo Volo

on 07/31/2016 2:00 AM
Newborn Sassy opened a sizable lead but needed to find another gear late to preserve her victory in Saturday's $110,950 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit stake was the sub-feature on the card headlined by the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids.   With victories in a Lynch elimination and a Penn...
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Allerage Star, "LA" win Yonkers features

on 07/31/2016 2:00 AM
It's never too late to find a new handicapping angle, so we offer up this one…find a pair that have been both out of the box for three weeks, sprinkle in a moist surface and count the cash. That was Saturday night's summary for Yonkers Raceway's pair of $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. Allerage Star (Brian Sears, $13.40) negotiated her route from the pocket, stalking—from post posi...
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Haughton, Doherty fields set; Gingras wins 7

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras had the hot hand at the Meadowlands Friday night, winning seven times on the 13-race program, including the $25,000 featured open handicap with the top trotter in training, Hannelore Hanover.   Taking full advantage of being first call for two of the top stables in the game, Gingras won four races for Jimmy Takter and three for Ron Burke.   Gin...
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Gillespie wins GC race named for grandfather

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Racing as Lone Wolf Stable, Brian Gillespie has done well at The Meadows, even sending a starter to last week's Adios eliminations. But there was one weapon missing from his equine arsenal—a horse to compete in Friday's Edward M. Ryan, a $53,048 Arden Downs Grand Circuit stake named for Gillespie's late grandfather, a former owner of The Meadows.   Brocious Racing Stable and ...
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