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What's Goin On stuns field in NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/20/2016 2:00 AM
What's Goin On probably had the fans asking that exact question as he shocked the field in his $36,567 division of the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 20). In covering the mile in 1:56.4, the fastest of the three divisions, What's Goin On (Mark MacDonald) paid a handsome $37.60 to his faithful backers. In other Sire ...
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Favorites dominate in NYSS 2FP divisions

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $150,425 New York Sires Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Five divisions went at it, with a dead heat for fastest femme.   Odds-on numbers Planet Rock ($2.90) and Robin J ($2.10) both owned by Ken Jacobs, trained by Linda Toscano and driven by Tim Tetrick, won in life-bests 1:56. The first two events went for $29,725 and $30,325, ...
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8 PA Stallion 2FTs, 8 new lifetime marks

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Eight $20,000 divisions of the second preliminary of Pennsylvania Stallion Series action for 2-year-old trotting fillies were featured Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the two repeat winners from the six divisions of the first round at The Meadows coming at Pocono in consecutive races for the Hall of Fame team of David Miller and Jimmy Takter, and all eight winners posting...
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Huntsville in the hunt in PASS 2CP divisions

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Charlie Iannazzo is optimistic about the future of his 2-year-old pacer Huntsville, but knows that success at the division's top level won't come easily.   "So far, this guy looks like a monster," said Iannazzo, who bred Huntsville with trainer Ray Schnittker and owns the colt with Schnittker, Ted Gewertz, and Steve Arnold. "He just looks like the real deal.   "But there ...
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Freshman filly pacers race for Ontario Gold

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
From the moment Soiree Seelster arrived in Tony O'Sullivan's barn she was so laid-back the trainer occasionally wondered if something was wrong with the 2-year-old pacing lass.   "I was actually talking to Sylvain (Filion) about it tonight, she's, you know, she's just really, really relaxed, she always has been. She just takes everything in stride; she doesn't shy away from anything...
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Racing Hill in Adios; no Control The Moment

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Muscling up for the signature race at his home track, trainer Ron Burke has entered six horses in the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, where they'll clash with Racing Hill, runner-up in both the North America Cup and the Meadowlands Pace—each a $1 million stake. They head a field of 12 for the Adios, which this year marks the 50th edition of the prestigious pace for 3-ye...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit going to Gerrity Memorial

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino Hotel is set to welcome some of America's finest Standardbred performers for the eighth annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All (FFA) Pace on Saturday. The first post time is scheduled for 7:05 pm that evening. This year's memorial pace boasts a $260,000 purse, and more than $500,000 in total purses throughout the course of the evening.   While th...
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Hoosier holding top-10 driver competition

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Continuing upon the successes of the second edition in 2015, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce the third annual All-Star Drivers Series for the 2016 harness racing season. The 2016 All-Star Drivers Series will pit the top-10 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge not once, but twice, throughout the season with the champion d...
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Mullinax Ford new truck dealer of Hamb. Society

on 07/19/2016 2:00 AM
Mullinax Ford, developed by founder Ed Mullinax into one of the largest Ford dealer groups in the world, has been named the official truck dealer of the Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers 137 of harness racing's most important events, including the $1 million Hambletonian and the $5.6 million Breeders Crown Championship Series.   Mullinax, known as the one-price pionee...
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JL Cruze victorious in Pocono overnight

on 07/18/2016 2:00 AM
JL Cruze, 2015's champion Older Male Trotter in North America, got his 2016 campaign again headed in the right direction with a 1:53 victory in the $25,000 winners-over feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. John Campbell had his usual seat behind the altered five-year-old son of Crazed, and he guided him to the lead past the 27.2 opening quarter, then backed off the half ...
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Mel Mara scores easy win in Philly feature

on 07/18/2016 2:00 AM
After a solid performance against the best aged pacers in the world in the Ben Franklin two weeks ago at Pocono, Dylan Davis trainee Mel Mara returned to the races. This time, in a winners-over pace going for $25,000 at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.   Starting from post 7, the 7-year-old son of Lis Mara left fast off the wings, clearing the lead well before the quarter ...
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Charlino, Goodell injured in Meadows accident

on 07/18/2016 2:00 AM
Drivers Dan Charlino and Eric Goodell were injured in a mishap during Monday's second race at The Meadows. Both men were transported by ambulance to area hospitals for evaluation and treatment. Initial reports indicated Charlino, 52, suffered potential lower-body injuries while Goodell, 42, was being examined for possible upper-body injuries.   The accident occurred in a race for 2-...
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Certified Ideal upsets at The Meadows

on 07/18/2016 2:00 AM
Certified Ideal rallied three wide out of the final turn to pull off a 12-1 upset in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Certified Ideal followed the live, first-over cover of Very Loudly before Tony Hall sent her wide through the lane. The 6-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Areba's Last blazed home in :28.1 and scored i...
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Summer Side wins 100G Sheppard Pace

on 07/17/2016 2:00 AM
"I’ve had success with his family, and he was cheap." Such was the pre-race assessment of one Ray Schnittker Saturday night in advance of Yonkers Raceway’s $100,00 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Schnittker and favored Summer Side ($4.30) kept their heads while others around them were losing theirs, winning by 3¼ widening lengths in 1:55.3. The ...
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Sophomore pacers featured in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/17/2016 2:00 AM
When 3-1 Winwood Mac captured his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division on Saturday night (July 16) at Scioto Downs, it came as no surprise to his driver, Chris Page.  The Canyon Wind gelding tripped the timer in 1:52.1 in the last of three divisions of OSS contests for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, in Leg Three of this series for Ohio-breds. "Anytime you drive a horse for (tr...
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Hall of Famer Harry Harvey dies at 92

on 07/17/2016 2:00 AM
Harry Harvey, the Vermont-born son of a dairy farmer who trained and drove Albatross, one of harness racing's most important sires, died on Sunday (July 17) at the age of 92 after a long battle with old age.   One of 12 children, he was born October 22, 1923 in Duxbury, Vt. to Mabel and Harry F. Harvey. He drove his siblings to school in a pony cart, worked the fields with heavy ho...
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Straight A Student, Fad Finance win NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/17/2016 2:00 AM
Straight A Student ($3.10) and Fad Finance ($3.50) took their respective $60,200 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes and tied the Buffalo Raceway track record for 3-year-old filly trotters in doing so with times of 1:58.2 over the fast track on Sunday afternoon (July 17). The clocking equaled the mark of 1:58.2 established in 2015 by High Rise. In the opening leg, Straight A Student (Mark ...
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2FT Ariana G impressive in NJSS victory

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
On a program that saw four $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for 2-year-olds, Every Way Out and Ariana G stood out as the dominant winners at the Meadowlands Friday night. Every Way Out won the colt and gelding pace by 4¾ lengths over Deo Galileo. Firefox Hanover was third. The son of If I Can Dream led at every call, cutting out fractions of :28, :56.3 and 1:24.4, before sprinting ho...
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A "sweet" win by Overdressed in Ohio

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
Dale Sweet has been a Standardbred owner for more than four decades, with a penchant for the trotting gait. The 70-year-old Toledo, Ohio resident was in the Scioto Downs winner's circle on July 15 to celebrate his Ohio Sires Stakes third-leg winner Overdressed, who bested nine rivals in 1:56.3.   Three $40,000 OSS contests for sophomore trotting colts were featured on a mild and ple...
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M Pace Day edition of breakfast with the babies

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Pace Day edition of Breakfast With The Babies took place on a hot, humid morning with the temperature already around eighty degrees and no wind. Overdraft Volo took a nice 1:56.1 mark for Andy and Julie Miller in the opener, leading all the way and trotting easily right to the wire several lengths in advance of Amber Ella (Tim Tetrick). The winner is a result of ol' school Kentu...
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