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Elysium Lindy snags third straight win in Weiss final

on 05/09/2016 2:00 AM
Elysium Lindy, the only horse coming into Monday night's $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series Championship for trotting males with two consecutive victories, made it three straight with a gate-to-wire victory in 1:55.3 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Driver Jim Marshall III put the son of Cantab Hall on the lead early, reaching the quarter in :27.4, then combined a stretch headwind with...
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Spreester takes Meadows Monday feature

on 05/09/2016 2:00 AM
Spreester made the decisive move entering the final turn and had just enough to prevail in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   With Show Runner on an easy lead and no outside flow developing, Aaron Merriman was content to save ground with Spreester until late in the mile. When the 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Rodeo Spree attacked from...
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Always B Miki, Gallie Bythe Beach win at Big M

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
Mother's Day at the Meadowlands wasn't all about the Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff as Always B Miki and Gallie Bythe Beach were winners in the co-features on the Sunday matinee program's undercard. Making his second start of the year, Always B Miki scored decisively in the $25,000 open handicap pace for trainer Jimmy Takter. After making the top in a leisurely opening quarter that was...
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Check Six, Pure Country win inaugural PA event finals

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
Ron Burke trainees finished 1-2-3 in the inaugural $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic Final for state-sired three-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Check Six going a big mile on the front end to reduce his mark a tick to 1:50.3, while in the companion filly event, the $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania Final, Pure Country bounced back from her first ...
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Art History dominant in Meadowlands feature

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
Art History displayed his considerable back class powering clear of seven overmatched foes to take the Meadowlands Saturday night featured $13,000 conditioned pace. The Steve Elliott trainee was handled aggressively from the start by driver John Campbell and battled for the early lead around the first turn with longshot Totally Dreamy, who had the front at the quarter in a quick :26.1. ...
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Nickle Bag steals the show in HOY showdown

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
The much anticipated match up between State Treasurer and Wiggle It Jiggleit developed around the final turn Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, but neither horse came away with a victory. Nickle Bag spoiled the Horse of the Year showdown with his 10th victory of the season in Saturday's seven-horse $34,000 Preferred. State Treasurer showed good early speed and cleared to t...
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Sugg scores 3,000th career victory in OHSS

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
Career milestones and outrageous upsets were all the fashion in Ohio Sires Stakes action on Saturday night (May 7) at Miami Valley Raceway. Eight $40,000 OSS divisions for 3-year-old colts and geldings of both gaits were contested over the southern Ohio, five-eighths-mile oval. Driver Kurt Sugg nailed down career victory 3,000 en route to winning an OSS test for sophomore trotters. The...
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Outrageous Art, Luminosity win Yonkers co-features

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
  Pocketed Outrageous Art (Jason Bartlett, $29) and two-move Luminosity (George Brennan, $7.90) shared the Saturday Derby Night glory, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps. The week’s marquee pace was a two-speed number, with 6-5 favorite Atta Boy Dan (Brennan) and Outrageous Art leaving from post position Nos. 5 and 4 (each in one after an inside scr...
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Bee A Magician wins Elitlopp Playoff via DQ

on 05/08/2016 2:00 AM
 Almost immediately after Resolve crossed the finish line 4 1/4 lengths in front of runner-up Bee A Magician in the inaugural $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff on Sund at the Meadowlands, his number "4" began to blink on the infield toteboard with the word "Inquiry."   To see the video replay of the race, please go to the "Today's Video" box on the home page.  ...
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Sophomore fillies kick off 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
Leg one of the lucrative Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) program featured eight divisions of the Buckeye State's top-bred, 3-year-old trotting and pacing fillies doing battle Friday night (May 6) at Miami Valley Raceway. A total of 67 distaffs went postward—in a trio of trotting contests and five pacing events—each vying for a purse of $40,000 each. One of the highlights of the evening's...
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Saturday qualifiers at the Meadowlands

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
Kentucky Derby Day qualifiers at The Meadowlands were early, post time 9:00 a.m. with Pocono racing at 11:00 and the Dexter Cup at Freehold today. The track was a second or two off after overnight rains, there was no wind and the temperature around fifty degrees. Hambletonian winter book favorite Southwind Frank (Yannick Gingras) made his 2016 debut in the first where he was matched agai...
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Upsets abound in PA All-Stars 3YOCT

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
Three $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for state-bred three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were featured on the afternoon portion of a Kentucky Derby doubleheader at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with some sophomores who had been flying "just under the radar" at two taking advantage of breaks by the divisional favorites and getting their 2016 stakes seasons off to a...
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Dante's blazing start results in Dexter win

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
Ake Svanstedt says Dante possesses the ability to cover short distances extremely quickly. On Saturday, the colt used that skill to win the $140,800 Dexter Cup at Freehold Raceway. Starting from post seven, Dante and trainer-driver Svanstedt blazed to the front prior to the first turn and coasted from there, winning the Dexter Cup by 1-3/4 lengths over Cufflink Hanover. Credevie finished ...
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Pink Pistol fastest in PASS opener at the Meadows

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
Pink Pistol rocketed through the lane to pull off a 10-1 upset in the fastest division of Saturday's $161,047 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows. The event, known as the Stenographer, was contested over three divisions, with Ginny Weasley (13-1) and Spicedbourbongirl (9-1) completing the long shot parade in the PASS opener. Jeff Gregory enjoyed a stake double...
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Luck Be Withyou wins Rose invite at Pocono

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
Luck Be Withyou, a five-year-old son of Western Ideal who loves The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, came out of the pocket behind a blistering pace set by JK Endofanera to win the $50,000 Rose invitational by a neck. "Luck" left strongly to get the garden spot behind JK Endofanera, who whistled to the quarter in 25.4, rated the half against the wind to a fairly-moderate 54.3, then tacked on a 26....
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Another series title for War N Munn

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
War N Munn overcame a parked trip from the outside post in the $57,600 final of The Diplomat to earn his third series title during an action-packed Saturday night (May 7) card of harness racing at Mohawk Racetrack. Jonathan Drury worked out the winning trip aboard the three-year-old Stonebridge Regal colt for trainer Carmen Auciello and owner George Munniksma of Washington, New Jersey. ...
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MJB Got Faith set for 2016 OSS debut

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes season continues with 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and geldings taking center stage at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night.   Four $40,000 divisions of trotters (races one, two, four, six) and pacers (races seven, eight, 11, 12) each go postward in this first leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore Ohio-breds. Post time is 7:05 p.m. (EDT). ...
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CNN's Roth announces race at Freehold

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
CNN correspondent Richard Roth is a foreign affairs journalist by day, reporting from far flung war zones and the United Nations, but he's always wanted to call a horse race. He's a former Standardbred owner and a long-time fan. On March 31, Roth did just that, calling a race at Freehold Raceway with the assistance of regular announcer Ken Warkentin. The story of Roth's day at the races ca...
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Betting Line wins Mohawk qualifier in 1:52

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
Warm May temperatures, clear skies and a slight breeze set the scene for Friday morning's nine qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack. Many notables took to the track Friday and turned in solid performances in preparation for their upcoming campaigns.   Ontario Sires Stakes champion Betting Line delivered a fantastic 1:52 effort in his second qualifier of 2016. The Casie Coleman trainee inh...
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Resolve goes "barefootin'" in Elitlopp Playoff

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
If Mars Blackmon were to handicap Sunday's $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff at the Meadowlands, he might have difficulty putting his finger on Resolve's success. Because unlike the fictional Blackmon's proclamation that "It's gotta be the shoes" to explain Michael Jordan's prowess, Resolve is at his best barefoot.   Last year, Resolve won four of 13 races and hit the board...
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