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Wanaka wins Celias Counsel final

on 04/28/2016 2:00 AM
Wanaka overcame post position 10 to win the Celias Counsel Trotting Series final Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A full field of 10 three-year-old trotting fillies met up to contest the $33,200 Celias Counsel final.   Trainer Paul Reid swept the second leg of the series and sent out a pair of starters, including the 4-5 favorite Flowers N Songs. However, Reid was not the only...
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Stirling Debutant strong in Weiss preliminary

on 04/27/2016 2:00 AM
On Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Stirling Debutant, a winner only once in 25 starts at two and three, stamped herself as the firm favorite for next Tuesday's $30,000 championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting females by taking a new mark of 1:55.1 in her fourth and final preliminary leg to post a quartet of victories in the prelims.   The Credit Winner m...
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Boli rolls to fifth straight win at Pompano

on 04/27/2016 2:00 AM
Boli, a 4-year-old talented son of Kadabra, stepped up to Open company on Tuesday night and scored his fifth consecutive victory, this one in a seasonal best clocking of 1:55.1.   Trained by Dan Hennessey for owners Paul and Patricia O'Neil, Boli was driven by Wally Hennessey and pinned a half-length defeat on the late charging Cashahallic, with Matt Romano in the bike. Sailer ...
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Delaware owners seminar set for May 21

on 04/27/2016 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) will offer a free introductory seminar for those considering first-time ownership of a Standardbred race horse on Saturday, May 21, at the Harrington Raceway.   The seminar, which will run from 1-4 p.m., will cover horse racing basics, the rewards and financial obligations of horse ownership and the various ways to get started owni...
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Another Daily Copy aims for PA Classic

on 04/27/2016 2:00 AM
Carl Sackheim has high expectations for 3-year-old male pacer Another Daily Copy, but rather than spending a lot of time talking about the colt, he hopes the horse's performance on the racetrack speaks for itself.   A 72-year-old New Yorker, Sackheim bred and owns Another Daily Copy, who competes Saturday in the first of two eliminations of the Pennsylvania Classic, for 3-year-...
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Muscle Hustle wins Tie Silk Series final

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Trotters were in the spotlight Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack with the Tie Silk Series final headlining the 10-race card.   A field of 10 three-year-old trotting colts and geldings clashed in the $32,200 Tie Silk Series final. The sophomore trotters not only had to deal with each other, but also rainy and windy conditions.   Eddie Green trainee Donicus, 6-5 favorite, wa...
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Celebrity Bugatti fastest in Weiss splits

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Celebrity Bugatti put himself into the driver's seat of Bobby Weiss Series action for trotting males Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, running his record to 3-for-3 in the series while posting the fastest clocking among the $15,000 third leg prelims, 1:54.3.   Driver George Napolitano Jr. had the Muscle Massive stallion in front at every call and felt no pressure at a...
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Burke trainee scores at 83-1 at Pocono

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Ron Burke has dominated the training statistics of North American harness racing like no other horseman before him has done. He has broken the 1,000-win mark in a season twice, and two years ago his trainees earned over $28 million at not-quite-literally-but-seemingly every track in North America (the exact count was 29 different ovals at which his horses appeared).   Heck, this yea...
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Yankee Manny wins in Over The Hill Gang trot

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Pompano Park's popular "Over The Hill Gang" series for aged trotters—9 year-olds and up—continued on Monday night with Yankee Manny and driver Kevin Wallis teaming up to score in 1:56.1.   The 10-year-old gelded son of Yankee Glide, owned by Jamie Marra Racing, had returned to the racing wars last week after a two-month vacation and suffered broken equipment at the start to lose...
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Changes made for May 1 Hippodrome 3R opener

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Opening day for the Hippodrome 3R is right around the corner on Sunday, May 1, and management at Quebec's only pari-mutuel harness racing track is ready to greet fans with some big, positive changes.   "From our new All-Star Spring Driver's Tournament with many of the best harness drivers in the world coming to 3R, to our redesigned website, we are ready for a very exciting race sea...
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More horses join Stable that God Loves

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
With 75 horses already bedded down, and stall applications arriving daily, "The Stable That God Loves" promises to again be a potent force for good in harness racing in 2016.   As a horseman recently quipped, "the Stable That God Loves in 2015 produced important dollars to support the diligent work of the racetrack chaplaincy, and reams of excellent publicity worth a million ,or two...
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440 horses in Blooded Horse Spring Sale catalog

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the Blooded Horse Sale that will be held May 9 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, OH. With 440 horses to choose from, this is a good opportunity to restock the stable or pick up another mare to breed. "We have a lot of competitive racehorses and very attractive green horses in this sale," said Blooded Horse Sale Manager Jerry Haws. "There is als...
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Philly FFA named in honor of Dorothy Mullin

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA) and Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack have announced that this year's $200,000 free-for-all pace on Sunday, May 29, at Harrah's will be named the Dorothy "Moon" Mullin Pace, honoring Dorothy Mullin for her longtime service at Liberty Bell Park's Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission Office. Working there for its entire 1963-1985...
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Maestro Blue Chip captures SOANY Bonus Trot

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
The song remains the same for Maestro Blue Chip. Tuesday afternoon was the ninth victory in as many seasonal starts for the prohibitive ($2.50) favorite, easily winning the $73,500 final of Yonkers Raceway/Standardbred Owners Association of New York Bonus Trotting Series.   The series was open to 3 year olds and their elders who were non-winners of six pari-mutuel races and/or $100,...
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Gotmoneyinmypocket looks to cash in Hackett

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Fran Anna was unable to produce many victories on the racetrack because of injuries, but she has produced a solid group of winners for Ohio-based owners Jerry Zosel and Kathy Ratcliff during her years as a broodmare. The first was Igottafeelinfran --- named with a nod to the Black Eyed Peas' hit song --- who won Ohio Sire Stakes championships at ages 3, 4 and 5 and just last Friday picked u...
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Tricky Nick cops Miami Valley series final

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Tricky Nick completed his own Miami Valley Raceway hat trick on Tuesday afternoon when he captured the $25,000 championship of the Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial trotting series—his third consecutive victory since shipping from The Meadows to Miami Valley specifically for this three-week long late closer.  Trainer Norm Parker at The Meadows had been training the 4-year-old Ban...
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Smokinmombo scores big in 4YO debut

on 04/26/2016 2:00 AM
Smokinmombo kicked off her 4-year-old campaign in grand fashion Tuesday at The Meadows when she rolled to a comfortable victory in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Smokinmombo banked $306,652 at 2 and 3, but hadn’t raced since Oct. 30 and was facing a distinguished field of older mares. When Aaron Merriman sent her to the front with a quarter-po...
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Final prelims for Weiss series held at Pocono

on 04/25/2016 2:00 AM
The fourth and final preliminary rounds for the two Bobby Weiss Series for pacers were featured at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday night, with two $15,000 divisions in both the male and female categories looking to earn or solidify their spots in next Sunday's $30,000 Championships. In the first division for males, Sentencing Memo was dismissed at 7-1 despite a win and two seconds so...
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Southwind Amazon bests Panocchio at PPk

on 04/25/2016 2:00 AM
Southwind Amazon, off at 9-5 and getting picture-perfect handling from Mike Micallef, edged by the favored Panocchio, off at 1-2, driven by Wally Hennessey, to pull off a minor upset in Pompano Park's $10.000 featured Open Handicap Pace on Sunday (April 24). The six year-old gelded son of Camluck hit the wire in 1:51.2 to score his sixth win of the year in 13 starts. Steelhead Hanover, with...
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Penn picks up 34th career victory

on 04/25/2016 2:00 AM
Penn pinned his sixth defeat in eight 2016 tries on the best trotters at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 24), winning the $20,000 Open Trot to increase his seasonal earnings to $63,700.   Trainer Bobby Brower has been starting Penn every other week for the past two months in an effort to keep the 6-year-old Master Glide gelding fresh and the plan has worked to near p...
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