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Obrigado, Great Vintage win Yonkers Opens

on 05/15/2016 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald was the star of the show Saturday night, sweeping both of Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 co-featured Open Handicaps with favoured Great Vintage (Pace, $5.30) and Obrigado (Trot, $8.20).   Great Vintage, assigned post position No. 2, two-moved around Texican N (Jordan Stratton), then set sail on his appointed rounds (:27.4, 56.3, 1:24.2, season-matching 1:52).  ...
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Rockin Ron bests WIJI in Confederation Cup

on 05/15/2016 2:00 AM
Rockin Ron and driver Yannick Gingras established a new track and Canadian record in winning the 38th edition of the $244,000 Confederation Cup on Sunday night at Flamboro Downs.   The streaking Ron Burke trainee Rockin Ron held off reigning U.S. Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 3-5 favored second tier starter, in 1:50.1 to set a new record for older pacers on a h...
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Wings Of Royalty spoils Pinkman's 4YO debut

on 05/14/2016 2:00 AM
Wings Of Royalty received a perfect drive from Tim Tetrick and the pair spoiled the 4-year-old debut of Pinkman in the Friday night  feature at the Meadowlands, a $20,000 conditioned event for trotters. The race looked like an easy one for 3-5 favorite Pinkman, the winner of last year’s Kentucky Futurity, Canadian Trotting Classic and Hambletonian. But Wings Of ...
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Top sophomores qualify at Meadowlands

on 05/14/2016 2:00 AM
 Conditions were perfect at The Meadowlands this morning for the weekly qualifiers with clear skies, no wind and temperatures in the 60's at go time.   Last year's top freshman colt Southwind Frank made his second appearance of the spring and was an easy 154 / 27 winner for Gingras. Settled third through the 29 opening quarter, Southwind Frank was moved to the front and set the...
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Little Santamonica takes Open for mares at Vernon

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
While her previous Vernon Downs appearance saw her give futile chase to Shutthefrontdoor, owner-trainer Jordan Hope's Little Santamonica ($6.00) was the one who could not be caught in Thursday (May 12) evening's $8,500 Mares Open Pace at the Miracle Mile. Frank Davis was patient early with the California-bred, rating off dueling leaders Wanna Rock N Roll (Jimmy Whittemore) and All Charged U...
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Despite bad post, trainer likes Rockin In Heaven

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
Rockin In Heaven made a name for himself last year as a surprising Grand Circuit competitor and Sunday he will look to continue making a mark in the $244,000 Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. The Dr. Ian Moore trainee will be making his third start of his four-year-old season on Sunday after earning more than $367,000 last season as a sophomore. Rockin In Heaven was not on many, if any, ra...
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Dayson cruises in 1:53 in debut for Burke

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old gelding trotter Dayson (Yannick Gingras) was spectacular in his debut for the Ron Burke stable on Thursday (May 12) at Harrah's Philadelphia.   After winning his first seven starts as a 2-year-old, the Conway Hall gelding broke in the New York Sire Stakes final as the heavy favorite, thus ending his undefeated streak. After a pair of qualifiers, he was entered in the f...
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Jim Marohn Jr. talks about driving, traveling

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
From his earliest days in harness racing, driver Jim Marohn Jr. has been a man on the go. Born on Long Island, Marohn grew up mostly in New Jersey and followed his father --- the winner of 5,358 career races as a driver --- into the sport. Without the benefit of fair racing in New Jersey, Marohn took to the road to find opportunities in the sulky. During his first three years, a span of 1,654 ra...
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Red Clay takes Buffalo Friday feature

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
Luck was on the side of Red Clay on Friday the 13th at Buffalo Raceway. After making a costly break while leading the pack last week, Red Clay was on his best behavior this time around and scored a neck victory in 1:59.2 over Lucky Pablo in the featured $8,200 trot.   Sitting sixth and last past the half mile pole, Red Clay started his march to top as Lucky Pablo set the splits of :29.3, :5...
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Mach It A Par paces to 1:52.2 Yonkers win

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
Pocketed Mach It A Par (Brian Sears, $7) edged past pacesetting Tessa Seelster (George Brennan) in midstretch Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   The field, pared to a half-dozen after outside assignee Krispy Apple came up injured, saw "Tessa"—last week's victress—once again do her damage on the lead. The 3-4 choice worked around p...
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Wild Wanda takes second straight HoP Invite

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 13.   Racing from off the pace this week, the five-year-old mare used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:50.3 and established a new lifet...
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A Penny Earned captures Vernon trot in 1:54.2

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
A Penny Earned ($3.00) lived up to odds-on billing in the featured trotting event Vernon Downs on Friday (May 13) night, posting a 1:54.2 mile to claim the winner's share of a $7,500 purse.   Chris Lems sent the 7-year-old Conway Hall gelding to the front from the outset, working clear of My Lucky Word (John MacDonald) through a :27.3 first quarter mile. After rating a :29.2 breather in t...
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Free trial period ends for Big M video streaming

on 05/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands would like to remind its fans that the free trial period for live HD streaming has ended and a subscription package through Roberts Television Network (RTN) will be needed to continue watching the live HD stream of Meadowlands races beginning this Friday, May 13.   Beginning Friday, fans who would like to continue receiving the Meadowlands live streaming simulcast in HD wi...
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WEG to move dates from Woodbine to Mohawk

on 05/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced that the Woodbine Entertainment Group has requested approval for a substantial amendment to the race-date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack and Woodbine Racetrack. The Woodbine Entertainment Group has applied to move 25 Woodbine Racetrack race dates to Mohawk Racetrack. The Central Ontario Standardbred Association supports WEG's appl...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/12/2016 2:00 AM
The big race of the weekend takes place at Flamboro Downs in Ontario and the field includes Wiggle It Jiggleit. Want to know what the 2015 Horse of the Year has in common with the NBA's Golden State Warriors? Find the answer as well as what owner George Teague Jr. revealed about the pacer's health in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The 2015 Trotter of the Year Pinkman also ...
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Chines For All tops Blooded Horse Spring Sale

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Crowds thronged the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, Monday, May 9 for the 53rd annual Blooded Horse Spring Sale. The 440 horse catalog attracted buyers from across the United States and Canada, as well as from Europe. Racehorses were in high demand with the four-year-old Swan For All gelding Chines For All topping the sale at $35,000. Frank Chick of Delaware consigned the s...
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The Summer Wind blows by late to win at Pocono

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
With the temperature at 55 degrees at post time for the $15,500 featured mares pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, investing at the win window on a horse named The Summer Wind might have seemed a bit of a mercurial stretch, but that 5-1 shot got the lead in the last three strides to post a nose triumph in 1:52.2.   Jim Marohn Jr. had the daughter of Rocknroll Hano...
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Miami Valley handle up 40 percent in 2016

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway is pleased to report it experienced significant growth in every measurable category as its 2016 race meet concluded on May 8.   Overall handle rose 40 percent in 2016 as record handle of $22,408,722 was wagered on Miami Valley Raceway throughout the short season.   "We couldn't be happier with the response received locally and throughout North Am...
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Drea's Good Powow repeats at Pompano Park

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Pat Connor's Drea's Good Powow, driven by Dave Ingraham for new trainer James Hysell, stepped up a notch to Open 2 company this week and captured Pompano Park's $8,500 top pace for mares on Tuesday night, scoring a sharp win in 1:53.2.   The Florida-bred 6-year-old daughter of Squaw's Fella led at every pole, clocking panels of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:24.4 before a :28.3 finale sealed th...
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Meadowlands Spring Sale catalogs available

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
The catalog and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale are now available for download at tattersallsredmile.com and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. The sale will get underway at noon on Sunday, June 5 in the Meadowlands race paddock. Consignors of two-year-olds that are entered will have the opportunity to either baby race or train their youngsters at the Meado...
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