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Racing Hill, Manhattan Beach win Adios elims

on 07/23/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill, the 1-5 favorite, overpowered the field as he captured his elimination in the 50th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids in 1:49.1, while Manhattan Beach found late racing room to take Saturday's other $25,000 elimination at The Meadows.   Those two will be joined in next Saturday afternoon's $400,000 Adios final by Check Six, Lyons Snyder, More Dragon...
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Jackpot Super High 5 hit for $47,949 at Big M

on 07/23/2016 2:00 AM
One week after the late Jackpot Super High Five featured a mandatory payout that returned $3,269 to 276 winning tickets, the early Jackpot Super High Five was hit by one lucky horseplayer for $47,949.90 for a 20-cent wager. The jackpot carryover was $38,241 entering Saturday night. The winning ticket was purchased through 4NJBets.com.   The early Jackpot Super High Five had gone unc...
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Pure Country leads PASS winners at Mea

on 07/23/2016 2:00 AM
Pure Country continued her relentless march to a second straight divisional title, capturing her fifth consecutive victory in Saturday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake action at The Meadows, part of the Adios eliminations card. Shesasmokinlady took the other division in the $159,350 event for 3-year-old filly pacers known as the Romola Hanover.   Pure Country won all 10 starts at 2 en rou...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit cruises in Gerrity at Saratoga

on 07/23/2016 2:00 AM
Reigning National Horse of the Year Wiggle It JiggleIt (Mr Wiggles) came to Saratoga Casino Hotel for the first time on Saturday night and was the 1-9 betting favorite in the 8th annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace.   Driver Montrell Teague blasted the superstar pacer out early but after seeing he was parked in a fast opening quarter backed off a bit and waited for things to sort o...
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Inner Drive, Powerful Mission win Grassroots

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday evening and fans welcomed three first-time Ontario Sires Stakes winners back in front of the grandstand. In the first $18,000 Grassroots division, Mohawk fans wisely overlooked the mistake made by Inner Drive in the July 10 season opener and sent the Bob McIntosh trainee off as their top ch...
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2CT Walner leads NYSS with 1:55.4 mile

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
Following a pair of victorious qualifiers at the Meadowlands, Kenneth Jacobs's Walner ($2.80) made his pari-mutuel debut a winning one, vaulting clear off a second-over trip in his $38,000 New York Sire Stakes event for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 21) evening at Vernon Downs. Tim Tetrick floated forward with the son of Chapter Seven and Random Destiny from the o...
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Candlelight Dinner scores by 6 in series leg

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
The Art Major filly Candlelight Dinner turned in an impressive six-length victory in the opening leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of seven rookie pacing fillies met up for the $14,000 first leg of the Whenuwishuponastar. The annual series has produced many top fillies, including last year's winner L A Delight. Casie Coleman trainee Candlelight Dinne...
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Resolve in to go at Yonkers Saturday

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
In theory, it's an Open Handicap. For Resolve, it's also an audition. The millionaire trotter makes a rare Yonkers Raceway appearance Saturday night (July 23), remanded outside of his six rivals in the $45,000 Open Handicap. The weekly featured trot, going as the sixth of 12 races, brings arguably North America's best trotter to Westchester for the first time since the 2014 Yonkers Trot (se...
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HoP adds special races for Dan Patch card

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recently announced the addition of 12 overnight series and special overnight races to compliment Indiana's most prestigious pacing race, the Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, August 12. With an estimated purse of $300,000, The Dan Patch Stakes will serve as Indiana's richest harness race and will now be supported by an all-star, 14-race card that includes overnight s...
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Jethro fastest in IL stakes at Hawthorne

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
On a warm and muggy Thursday at Hawthorne, two divisions of leg three of the Fox Valley Flan Stakes and Kadabra Stakes took place. The Fox Valley Flan is for Illinois-bred two-year-old filly trotters while the Kadabra is for the Illinois-bred two-year-old cold and gelding trotters. Race two on Thursday was the first division of the Fox Valley Flan as a field of eight lined up with Dandy's E...
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3 PASS 2FP divisions clock in at 1:53.3

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races for 2-year-old filly pacers on Thursday afternoon (July 21) at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of just over $61,000.   In the first division, it was Dylan Davis trainee Gigi From Fiji (Corey Callahan) picking up the win. The daughter of Ponder-Odds On Arttoheart drafted patiently in the three-hole before laun...
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Trainer Burke recaps his Adios starters

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
With expectations of him high for Saturday's eliminations at The Meadows for the 50th edition of the Delvin Miller Pace for the Orchids — he trains six of the 12 entrants — Ron Burke found a way to relieve the pressure. He went fishing.   And just as you would expect of America's leading trainer, he was as sharp on the ocean as he is on the track. He and his fellow anglers had b...
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PHHA/Harrah's launch big ad blitz for Philly track

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
To help celebrate their 10th anniversary season, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA) has partnered with Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack on an extensive ad blitz aimed at boosting awareness of the racing product and spurring attendance during the crucial summer months. The multiplatform effort, which encompasses outdoor, radio, print and digital, kicked off in...
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Elims for Battle of Waterloo, Belles on Monday

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
On Monday night, 16 colts and 20 fillies will vie for a spot on center stage of Grand River Raceway's marquee event, Industry Day. While the 26th edition of the horse racing industry celebration is on August 1, finalists in the $139,500 Battle Of Waterloo and $92,800 Battle Of The Belles will be decided on July 25, as the Elora, ON track hosts a total of five elimination rounds. BATTLE OF W...
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Miller getting Mulligan's School ready for big test

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
A word of advice to Julie Miller's friends. As the trainer gets Milligan's School ready for his final Hambletonian prep event, don't post anything on her Facebook wall because you won't hear back until at least next week.   Milligan's School is competing in Sunday's (July 24) $300,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial main event for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs, and he has the comp...
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Smedshammer talks about Fad Finance

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
With just a week before the eliminations for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, Broadway Donna and All The Time have emerged as the top contenders to capture one of the most treasured prizes in harness racing for 3-year-old fillies, but there is a lass in the Empire State that might very well travel to New Jersey to stake her claim to divisional honors. She is Fad Finance. "She is eligible to ...
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MSOA announces scholarship recipients

on 07/22/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 Collegiate Scholarships. This year, a total of over $15,000 is being awarded to seven students that are sons and daughters of MSOA members. The $6,300 Western Ideal/Hanover Shoe Farms/MSOA Scholarship will be divided between Sierra Manzi-Owens and Sara Zidek. Manzi-Owens will be a freshman this fall a...
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Open Space Pace returns to Freehold Sept. 17

on 07/21/2016 2:00 AM
On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Open Space Pace will be coming back to Freehold Raceway for its fifth annual Parade and Festival! The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey's official state animal, and to promote open space in our nation's most densely populated state, the great state of New Jersey. The Open Space Pace raises funds in supp...
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Kindergarten at Meadowlands on Saturday

on 07/21/2016 2:00 AM
The first round of the popular Grand Circuit series for 2-year-olds, the Kindergarten Classic, rolls into The Meadowlands this weekend with a brand new look.   Previously just for freshmen of the trotting persuasion, the Kindergarten now offers a spin-off for pacers. The trotting colts and fillies will race on Friday (July 22) with the pacers competing on the Saturday (July 23) card...
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Alagna says Racing Hill "in great shape"

on 07/21/2016 2:00 AM
Of the 12 competitors in the 50th edition of the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows, Racing Hill may have the strongest credentials. He won the final of the $500,000 Hempt Memorial and finished second in the finals of both the North America Cup and the Meadowlands Pace, each a $1 million stake. Those performances pushed his lifetime bankroll to $757,528; victory i...
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