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Blue Moon Stride captures Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Stride and driver Andrew McCarthy won Saturday’s (July 16) $157,400 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old female pacers by one length over Penpal in 1:49.2 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Blue Moon Stride, the 4-5 favorite, was near the rear of the six-horse field during the race’s early goings, but started to make her move from fifth place as the group neared the halfway point in the mil...
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Southwind Frank, Marion Marauder in Dancer divs

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
Southwind Frank did nothing to damage his status as the favorite for next month’s Hambletonian Stakes and Marion Marauder cemented his status as a top contender, each with victories in their respective $153,250 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday night (July 16). The $1 million Hambletonian is Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands...
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Broadway Donna impressive in Delvin Miller

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies contested a pair of divisions in the Delvin Miller Memorial on Saturday night (July 16) at Meadowlands Racetrack. The 2015 Dan Patch Award winner Broadway Donna put on a furious rush from three wide in the final strides to win the $97,750 second division in 1:52.2. Driven by David Miller, Broadway Donna started from post six and let Celebrity Eventsy (John Campbell) c...
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Always B Miki sets world mark in Haughton

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
After two rounds, Always B Miki remains the undisputed champion of the Free-For-All pacers. The 5-year-old again affirmed his standing as the king of what has become harness racing's glamour division, improving to 2-0 in the second high-profile matchup with Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete. Always B Miki took command down the backstretch with a powerful brush past Wiggle It Jiggleit a...
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Hannelore Hanover beats boys in Hambo Maturity

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover and driver Yannick Gingras took the lead on the far turn and was much the best, capturing the $471,200 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles by 3 1/2 lengths on the Meadowlands Pace undercard Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Hannelore Hanover, the 4-5 post-time favorite and daughter of Swan For All, recorded her ninth victory in 10 starts this ...
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Control The Moment wins Meadowlands Pace

on 07/16/2016 2:00 AM
Control The Moment controlled most of the mile to win the 40th Meadowlands Pace for a purse of $732,050 on Saturday night (July 16) at The Meadowlands in a career-best time of 1:48.2. Brian Sears drove Control The Moment for trainer Brad Maxwell and owners Control The Moment Stable. Lyons Snyder led the field to the :26.3 first quarter, but Control The Moment came up on the outside at t...
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Dayson adds hobbles, wins NYSS at YR

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
They won the draws as well as and the hearts and minds of the electorate Thursday night. Short-priced pole-sitters Dayson (Yannick Gingras, $2.60) and Dante (Ake Svanstedt, $2.80) delivered in Yonkers Raceway $163,374 New York Sire Stakes Michael Sorentino Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Dayson, racing in a money start for the first time since adding trotting hopples, allo...
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Myretirementticket wins second straight Grassroots

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Conditions were not ideal for their third Grassroots event, but Ontario's three-year-old trotting fillies still turned in some impressive performances at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.   The 11 fillies in the third $18,000 division paraded onto the racetrack in the driving rain, but neither the weather nor post 9 kept Myretirementticket from picking up her second straight Gra...
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Hail Caesar, Surviver Di star in Illinois

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotters were the focus on Thursday evening at Hawthorne. Colts and geldings were featured in the $20,300 Cardinal Stakes while fillies were featured in the $18,500 Violet Stakes. Both races were contested over a fast track. First up were the boys in the Cardinal final as Fear was the heavy favorite in the field of ten for driver Todd Warren. Fear was sent away as the 1-5 cho...
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Looney Dune takes Vernon feature

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Second choice Looney Dune ($5.20) protected the early lead in a duel with 4-5 favorite Jinxy's Delight and sprinted away to a 1:52.1 triumph in Thursday (July 14) evening's featured $6,500 top-level Miracle Mile Mares Pace at Vernon Downs after rebuffing a second challenge off the far turn.   Ben McNeil put the now 36-time winner in play from the outset, pushing forward from midfiel...
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RCI continues studying out-of-competition rules

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has moved closer to a revision of the Model Rules. To facilitate an expansion of out-of-competition testing, it has forming a subgroup of regulators involving several industry organizations to address what have been identified as deficiencies in a proposal submitted by the Racing Medication and Testi...
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Zeron talks Dancer starter Marion Marauder

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
There's really no other way to put it. Scott Zeron is optimistic when it comes to driving Marion Marauder.   The Canadian-based trotter drew post six in his $153,250 division of Saturday's Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack and will not have to contend with Hambletonian favorite Southwind Frank, who is in the opposite division. Mar...
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Snowstorm Hanover equals PASS mark at Mea

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Snowstorm Hanover matched the stake record when he stormed through the slop and scored in 1:56 in Friday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake action at The Meadows.   The $192,004 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over six divisions, with Affair Of Honor, Dover Dan, Don Dream, Lucky Matter and Moonshiner Hanover also taking splits. Train...
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Bartlett sweeps pair in NYSS at Yonkers

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won five races Friday night, included both halves of Yonkers Raceway equally-divided $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies. A first-up Soft Idea ($24.40) just held sway in the opening $83,937 division. Grabbing an three-hole from post position No. 5, she watched 31-1 proposition Angels Rockn Pink (Mark MacDonald) throw down early interval...
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3YO colts in Ohio Sires Stakes action at ScD

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
It promises to be an exciting weekend of racing action at Eldorado Scioto Downs with Ohio Sire Stakes action highlighting both weekend race cards. On Friday (July 15), the 3-year-old colt trotters will be in town. The third and most compelling division will go as race 10 of Friday's baker's dozen. It features a rematch of Kanthaka and Another Breath. Only a neck separated the two at the wire i...
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License for new PA casino denied; future in doubt

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny Endeka Entertainment's application for a racetrack/casino license in Lawrence County. The project was proposed initially about 12 years ago but was never able to get off the ground. Several groups over the years were involved with the project, with Endeka entering the effort in May 2015 when Penn National Gaming op...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes on tap Friday at Big M

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands features a quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) freshman finals among 14 live races on Friday night. Post time is 7:15 p.m.   The pacing colts come up first in Race 2 and the road to the title goes through Every Way Out. An easy winner in both preliminary legs including a sharp 1:55 effort in his last, Every Way Out faces just five rivals for new connec...
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Racing Hill's owner looks forward to Pace

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill heads to Saturday's $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace as the 9-5 morning line favorite. And while the colt's trip to the Meadowlands Racetrack will consist of a relatively short trailer ride on the New Jersey Turnpike, his owner's journey will be considerably longer.   Tom Hill, a 64-year-old lifelong participant in harness racing, will be joining Racing Hill...
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RUS trotters set for Sunday at Ocean Downs

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Race fans attending the races Sunday evening at Ocean Downs will be witnesses to a Racing Under Saddle (RUS) event featuring a competitive field of eight trotters going for a purse of $5,000 in a race sponsored by Back On Track, Friends of Maryland Standardbreds, RUS America, and Ocean Downs. The non-wagering event will take place after the evening's sixth race.   Leading the f...
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SOANY announces scholarship winners

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Bob MacDougall, chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced that Johnathan Hallet is the winner of the 2016-2017 Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000. There was a tie for second place between Olena Hauser and Alleysha Reynolds and they will each receive a $2,500 award.   Hallet is currently enrolled at the University of Cent...
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