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Muscle Hustle 1:52.4 winner in Ontario Gold

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
Less than two weeks after they made their 2016 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) debut, Mohawk Racetrack welcomed back the 3-year-old trotting colts on Monday for two $105,000 Gold Series divisions and crowned a pair of first-time OSS winners. Impressed with his runner-up effort in the season opener, fans sent Muscle Hustle off as their top choice from post 3 in the first division. The colt and dr...
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Waiting On A Woman waits, then rallies to win

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman ($13.40) waited until past a fast half to make his move in the $18,000 featured trot Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then rushed to the lead down the backstretch and went on to a 1:53 victory.   Driver Andrew McCarthy was mid-pack with the altered son of Northern Bailey early while favored Luminosity finally got to the lead, but paid the price of ...
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Fad Finance earns speed badge in NYSS splits

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
Empire Breeders Classic winner Non Stick was handed defeat for the second time of her career in a $40,600 New York Sires Stakes event on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, unable to make any impact behind Fad Finance ($7.20), the very filly who evaded Non Stick at Vernon last month.   Fad Finance made an early push to the fore, clearing Earn Your Wings (Jason Bartlett) upon strai...
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Maryland Sires Stakes prelims at Ocean Downs

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
Two-year old trotting colt and gelding prelims opened the Sunday night card at Ocean Downs with a non-wagering event. Hybrid Henry, a Cam's Rocket trotter owned, trained and bred by Richard Hans was piloted to his second lifetime victory by Brian Burton, once again stopping the clock in 2:01.1. Les Givens was second with LG's Hotshoeboy.   Local reinsman Bill Long picked u...
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LA Delight, Lady Lady Lady capture OSS splits

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday's Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions at Mohawk Racetrack were captured by two very different 3-year-old pacing fillies.   The first $105,000 division was captured by LA Delight, the Ontario Sires Stakes division and O'Brien Award winning freshman star that trainer Bob McIntosh calls a "truly professional race filly." The second division went to first time Ontario Sire...
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Rockeyed Optimist scores in Philly feature

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with comfortable temperatures and little wind. Horsemen, fans, track employees, and friends gathered in the winner's circle after the fourth race to remember Ben Stafford Jr., who passed away earlier in the week. Stafford, who had more than 650 driving wins in his career, was a frequent participant at the Chester oval.  ...
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Star Of Terror shines at Gratz fair in 1:57.1

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania harness fair season traveled eastward for the first time in 2016, making its third stop of the season at this central Pennsylvania community for a Fair Sire Stakes 2-day event. Over the last few years, Gratz and Bloomsburg have by general consensus consistently rated as among the fastest tracks on the Keystone State twice-around circuit, and the oval kept its reputation intact...
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Pace Night details; Haughton set for 1 1/8 miles

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
Entries have been taken for one of the biggest nights of the harness racing season with the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace highlighting a full slate of Grand Circuit events at the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 16. "The Greatest Party in Harness Racing" will begin at a special early post time of 6:30 p.m.   The Pace has been drawn and a competitive group of 10 top sophomores le...
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18YO Bobbit wins 1st race as Bluegrass closes

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
On Sunday (July 10) Bluegrass Downs concluded its 2016 meet with a 10-race card. While it was assumed that the highlight of the day would be the awarding of leading driver and trainer awards, perhaps the most exciting moment was 18-year-old Mississippi native Geremy Bobbitt winning his first pari-mutuel race.   Bobbitt's win was accompanied by a huge winner's circle crowd. He has be...
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Hannelore Hanover supplemented to Maturity

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
The third edition of the modern day Hambletonian Maturity will go post ward Saturday, July 16, at the Meadowlands with a field of 11 four-year-old trotters competing for a purse of $471,200. Ten eligible trotters plus a $50,000 supplement by the connections of the latest Indiana-sired sensation, distaffer Hannelore Hanover, comprise the field of 11.   Musical Rhythm, who won a Gradu...
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Pinehurst-based horseman Bill Emerson dies

on 07/11/2016 2:00 AM
Horseman William "Bill" Emerson, well known to the Pinehurst, NC, and Ohio training communities, passed away July 4, one day shy of his 83rd birthday. Mr. Emerson had battled melanoma since 2009 and had undergone a second surgery for treatment in February.   A native of Canadaigua, NY, Mr. Emerson followed his father into the auction business, but with a two-stall barn on their prop...
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Control The Moment captures Pace elim

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Tom Hill's Racing Hill drew post position four and was installed as the 9-5 favorite for the $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace next Saturday, July 16, during the post position draw held Saturday evening. Racing Hill is trained by Tony Alagna, who won the 2013 Meadowlands Pace with Captaintreacherous, and will be driven by Brett Miller. By virtue of being the top seasonal money-earn...
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Paver Jack upsets at 28-1 in INSS 3CP final

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Paver Jack used a strong stretch rally to pull the 28-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. Skillfully driven by Tyler Smith, Paver Jack avoided an early speed dual to score in 1:51, recording a new lifetime mark by nearly four seconds.   Mike Pet...
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Bartlett pairs up in Yonkers features

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps were annexed by Undercover Strike (Jason Bartlett, $6.80) and a repeating Mach it So (Bartlett again, $15.40).   Undercover Strike, caught three-wide early from assigned post position No. 6 in the weekly marquee trot, nevertheless went the distance (:28, :57.4, 1:26.2, 1:55.3). He held off the cavalry by a h...
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Cardinal, Incredible Finale elims at Hawthorne

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday evening at Hawthorne saw five races of stakes action as the male pacers took the spotlight. A pair of eliminations too place for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the Cardinal Stakes while three divisions of leg two of the Incredible Finale Stakes were contested for Illinois-bred 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   Race five on the Saturday card was the first of t...
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Robin Miller drives 2,000th winner at Northfield

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Robin Miller scored the 2,000th win of his driving career while driving Stormy Novel in Northfield Park's 12th race on Saturday.   Getherdone Sue left intently from the rail to set the pace early in the mile. She dealt with early pressure from Sandy Tilly Lace who challenged going to the quarter. When they came by the stands the first time Stormy Novel came in between both rivals to...
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Napolitano rolls a seven at Pocono Downs

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the all-time leading driver at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, took the Saturday spotlight by "storm," visiting Victory Lane in seven of the 13 races in which he drove.   Napolitano actually had his seventh win by race nine, having taken the first four races on the card over a track brought by rain to "sloppy" condition, then after the rain went drying out to...
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Sintra, Lindys Nightmare win Mohawk finals

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Sintra and Lindys Nightmare turned in outstanding performances to win their respective series finals Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The $47,000 Summertime Series and $48,800 Town Pro Series finals helped make up a solid 11-race card Saturday evening at the Campbellville oval.   A field of eight sophomore pacing colts and geldings clashed in the Summertime final, but all eyes we...
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Glassine Hanover sets PASS 2FP record

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Glassine Hanover powered to the lead at the quarter and continued to pour it on, winning her division of a $190,036 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows in a stake-record 1:52. Saturday's event for freshman pacing fillies, known as the Sand Tart, was contested over four divisions, with Idyllic Beach, Watch What You Say and Keystone Rampage also taking $47,509 splits.   Altho...
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WIJI, Musical Rhythm win Graduate finals

on 07/10/2016 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit got back on track at the Meadowlands Saturday night, as one week after finishing third in the Ben Franklin, he shrugged off heavy rain and a sloppy track to record a sensational half-length win over rival Freaky Feet Pete in the $250,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old pacers.   The winning time of 1:47.2 was a lifetime best for the defending Horse of the Yea...
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