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Final fields set for Fan Hanover, Roses Are Red

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
While Good Will Hanover came from off-the pace, Darlinonthebeach set the pace to capture their respective $35,000 Fan Hanover eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first elimination for three-year-old pacing fillies, Good Will Hanover was able to defeat the heavily favored Pure Country by a neck. From post five, driver Chris Christoforou and Good Will Hanover ...
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Bushwacker captures Meadowlands feature

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
Bushwacker prevailed after a length-of-the-stretch duel with even-money favorite Melmerby Beach to take the featured $17,000 conditioned pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night by three-quarters-of-a-length in 1:48.4, a lifetime best.   After Melmerby Beach grabbed the lead at the quarter in :26.2, Odds On Equuleus made the top at three-eighths before Bushwacker quickly brushed to co...
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Jason Merriman drives 8 winners at Northfield

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
Jason Merriman had a stellar night on Saturday (June 11) at Northfield Park by posting eight wins on the 15-race program. Merriman's triumphs were with Rosescape ($11.80) in race one, Raiders Lastchance ($2.60) in race three, Beckys Giftedangel ($2.40) in race eight, Ida Sophia ($13.00) in race 10, Annakate ($3.80) in race 11, Maddys Dolly ($4.00) in race 12, Fashion Fluzzy ($4.80) in race 13 ...
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Chocolatier mare Your Highness tops Nuncio

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
Elitlopp champion Nuncio was thwarted in his attempt to win the Oslo Grand Prix on Sunday in Norway's capital city. The 5-year-old stallion was edged before the wire by the 7-year-old mare Your Highness, who was driven by Bjorn Goop.   Not unexpectedly, Lufti Kolgjini left strongly from post 1 with Mosaique Face but after the opening quarter-mile mark Orjan Kihlstrom pulled alongsid...
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WIJI romps by 5 1/2 in 1:48.1 at Tioga

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
Reigning Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.60) proved too much for his ten 4-year-old pacing rivals in Sunday (June 12) afternoon's $75,000 Graduate preliminary at Tioga Downs, drawing clear authoritatively after setting a strong pace.   The 4-year-old Mr Wiggles gelding not only endured early pressure from Rockin Ron (Yannick Gingras) through a :25.4 first quarter, but also ...
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Delaware Breeders finals on tap this week

on 06/12/2016 2:00 AM
The stakes season for Delaware sired 3-year-old horses will commence at Harrington Raceway beginning on Monday June 13 when three $20,000 divisions of male pacers will do battle in the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) .The DSBF races consist of a pair of $20,000 elimination legs for each division, followed by a $100,000 final and $20,000 consolation (if sufficient starte...
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2PC RJP impresses with 1:54.4 baby race win

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
Summer has officially arrived in New Jersey and brought with it Saturday morning's (June 11) edition of Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands featuring more than $4 million worth of horseflesh competing in the dozen two-year-old events. Things got underway at 9:30 on a partly cloudy morning with the track fast, temperatures in the low 70's and little wind to begin that gradually increas...
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Smokinmombo dominates Meadows Maturity

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
Smokinmombo dominated a short field in Saturday's $46,500 Meadows Maturity for trotting mares 4 and up, retaking the lead before the quarter and cruising to victory in 1:54.   Harley Momma pocketed the 2-5 favorite from the gate, but Smokinmombo and Aaron Merriman would have none of the two hole.   "I definitely wanted to race her like she was the best," Merriman said. "I...
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Fearless Diablo wins HoP feature for Dylan Davis

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
Fearless Diablo, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, made amends for last week's second place finish and rolled home a winner in the featured event, a $21,000 Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. The Dylan Davis trainee stopped the timer in 1:49.4 to establish a seasonal best mark and equal the fastest mile of the 2016 season through the first 50 nights of racing at...
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NY Roundup: Makers Mass wins at Tioga

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
John Cummings, Jr. enjoyed a banner Saturday (June 11) at Tioga Downs, taking the lone $7,500 second-round Williams Auto Group late-closing preliminary race with Makers Mass ($3.70, part of entry) as part of a four-win night.   Makers Mass used a first-over blitz on approach to the far turn to wear down and sprint off from Thats a Bad Boy (Tyler Freese) at the eighth pole. The 3-yea...
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2YOs in action at Wattsburg, PA fair

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
The weatherman did not help his chances of ever being a morning line odds-maker, as the 2016 Pennsylvania fair season kicked off in beautiful weather at the Erie County Fair in Wattsburg, Pa., in the northwestern part of the state, despite a forecast initially calling for up to a 90 percent chance of thundershowers.   And while the day was not unpleasant, the racetrack act...
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Obrigado edges Natural Herbie in Hill at ScD

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
On a steamy Saturday (June 11) evening at Scioto Downs, Obrigado fended off the late charge of track record holder and world champion Natural Herbie to claim the trophy for the $210,000 Charlie Hill Memorial Trot. The 6-year-old gelding, piloted by regular reinsman Mark MacDonald, was the beneficiary of a perfect pocket trip, which the duo parlayed into a powerful 1:53.3 score.   "...
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Betting Line, Boston Red Rocks win Cup elims

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line (pictured) and Boston Red Rocks head into Saturday's $1-million Pepsi North America Cup final after defeating the finest three-year-old pacers on the continent in a pair of eliminations, Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Betting Line used a first-over trip to capture the first $50,000 elimination in 1:49.1. The Casie Coleman-trainee, who was the 8-5 second choice, t...
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Allbeef N Nobull upset winner for Burke

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
Only one trainer at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has sent out more than one winner paying $50 or more this season. Can you guess who it is? Here's a hint: The $57 winner he conditioned to victory in Saturday night's $25,000 featured pace at The Downs was his 5,951st successful trainee this decade.   For the third time this year, trainer Ron Burke and driver Matt Kakaley posted a ...
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Frank Milby wins 4, but misses Rosecroft title

on 06/11/2016 2:00 AM
Defending dash champion Frank Milby made a furious rally on closing night, winning four races, including the $15,000 Maryland Mares Preferred with Cedar Hall Heiress in 1:52 for owner Willard Hall Jr. and trainer Brian Wright.   Milby would come up one win short, as Russell Foster and Jonathan Roberts took top dash honors for the Winter-Spring meet with 44 wins. Joe Offutt took the ...
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Lovineveryminute paces to 1:50.3 mark

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Lovineveryminute worked out a perfect cover trip and got up on the wire in a furious three-way battle to the finish to win the featured $25,000 Mares Open at Meadowlands Friday night.   The Richard Johnson trainee picked up cover from Gweneeee J at the five-eighths, swung to the outside as soon as she straightened up in the stretch, and got up in a driving finish, nosing out Sheeza ...
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Dayson, Dia Monde take Goodtimes elims

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Elimination weekend at Mohawk Racetrack kicked off Friday night with some impressive performances in the Armbro Flight and Goodtimes Stakes. Both stakes events required two eliminations, with the Armbro Flight eliminations for trotting mares going for $35,000 and the Goodtimes for three-year-old trotters going for $30,000 a split.   Hannelore Hanover was a dominant 1:52.2 winner in ...
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SBOANJ sets golf benefit date for July 11

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
It's that time of year again. The SBOANJ will be hosting its annual golf outing to benefit the Horsemen's Benevolent Fund and TrotPAC, on Monday July 11, 2016 at Gambler Ridge Golf Club. The event starts with a round of golf, and is followed by a lovely dinner with a chance to win great prizes. Come on out and enjoy a fun filled day of food, drinks, golf and prizes. There is a wide range...
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Beaver talks about Muscle Up The Goal, career

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Chris Beaver was 23 when he bought the horse that changed his life. Her name was Raging Samantha and Beaver and his mother, Johanna, purchased the future stakes-winning trotter at a yearling auction in 1995 for $9,500. A graduate of Stetson University, Beaver had been thinking about heading to veterinary school, but he became fully immersed in racing thanks to Raging Samantha and her exploits....
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Lems posts four-win night at Vernon

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Fresh off his 1,000th career driving win, taken with Jessica Okusko trainee Manny in a $39,900 New York Sire Stakes event at Monticello Raceway on Monday, Chris Lems posted a four-win night at Vernon Downs on Thursday (June 9) evening. The 29-year-old South Dakota native captured the evening's featured $7,500 Miracle Mile Pace for distaffers, sustaining a first-over bid with Super Soph ($4....
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