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Tricky Nick, Honey B take Miami Valley series legs

on 04/20/2016 2:00 AM
A pair of final preliminary round $12,500 divisions of the Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial Series were contested at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (April 19). Both Tricky Nick and Honey B were repeat winners, setting up a showdown in next week's $25,000 final, although the betting public dispatched both winners at handsome odds.   Tricky Nick, a 4-year-old Band's Gold Chip geldi...
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All Charged Up wins Pompano mare feature

on 04/20/2016 2:00 AM
All Charged Up, a "bridesmaid" to Godiva Seelster last week by the slimmest of nostrils, took top honors on Sunday night at Pompano Park, winning the featured $9,500 Open Pace for Mares in 1:52.4.   Owner-trainer John MacDonald was in the sulky for the victory, measuring one length over a game Heart Major, driven by Joe Pavia, Jr. Limelight, handled by Kevin Wallis, finished thir...
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Classy Lane barn fire fundraising concluded

on 04/20/2016 2:00 AM
After receiving 1,950 donations totaling over $710,000 (Cdn) to aid those impacted by the January 4 barn fire at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch, Ont., the Central Ontario Standardbred Association has concluded its GoFundMe campaign. COSA President Bill O'Donnell said he has been overwhelmed by the generosity and can't begin to properly thank everyone who donated to the fund. "The whole ...
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Billy Davis Jr. takes seven At Buffalo

on 04/20/2016 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. has been dominating Friday nights at Buffalo Raceway the past few weeks with seven wins on a card becoming a regular occurrence. Driver Billy Davis Jr. wanted to get in on the act and has taken over Wednesday evenings. Making the weekly trip from Flamboro Downs, Davis Jr. is sure liking the Hamburg half-mile oval as he posted a seven-bagger, the first of his career, to hig...
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Wallis becomes 11th to win 10,000 races

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
Kevin Wallis reached a plateau shared by only 10 other drivers when he won his 10,000th career race with Strong Profile in Pompano Park's 11th race on Monday night.   The Ontario-born Wallis, who bought partnership in his first horse at age 12, has been driving winners since the late 1970s with his peak years, in terms of wins, coming during the 1996 and 1997 seasons, when he won 6...
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Wrenn makes a snowman Monday at Northfield

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had a monster night on Monday at Northfield Park by posting eight wins on the 15-race program. Wrenn's triumphs were with Ultimate Warrior, Jagger Blue Chip, McPort In A Storm, Absolutely Certain, Mythical Hall, Major Marcus, Rusty's No Fool and Orse Power.   Wrenn is Northfield's leading driver with 184 local wins so far this year. Aaron Merriman (156), Kurt Sugg ...
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Right place, right time, and "Goodtogo"

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
For Bill Zendt and Gary Saul, Goodtogo Hanover was in the right place at the right time. Zendt and Saul weren't planning on looking at the then-yearling trotter at the 2014 Standardbred Horse Sale, but she happened to be in a stall adjacent to a horse they were considering buying. After ruling out their initial horse of interest, Zendt happened to turn and see Goodtogo Hanover. "I said to G...
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Fields set for Levy, Matchmaker finals

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
Post positions have been draw for Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night's (Apr. 23) series finals, the $309,800 Blue Chip Matchmaker and $606,000 George Morton Levy Memorial.   The Levy, going as the ninth race (approximate post 9:50 PM ET), found points leader Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton) landing post position No. 2. Bit of a Legend N swept his five series prelims, including last...
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Justin Huckabone cutting his teeth at Monticello

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
For a young man in his early teen years who never had any intentions of getting involved in harness racing, Justin Huckabone has made great strides a relatively short amount of time. It seemed like only yesterday that the 21 year old won his first pari–mutuel drive at Vernon Downs with Powerful Love for trainer Scott West.   Justin is a third generation horseman, the son of Claude...
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OnGait to begin issues/solutions forum

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
On Gait. Com, the leading internet auction venue in harness racing, will now be providing an issues and solutions forum as part of its weekly newsletter on which the potential solutions are directly provided by you the readers. The brainchild of On Gait owners Eric Cherry and Maurice Chodash, the issues and answers segment will feature commentary by Cherry and Hall Of Fame communicator Bob ...
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Iwillmakeyousaywow rebounds in Weiss leg

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
Iwillmakeyousaywow parlayed a pocket trip into a new lifetime mark of 1:51 in the fastest of three $15,000 divisions of the Bobby Weiss Series for male pacers Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the distaff section, also with three cuts, Candy Corn Hanover proved most photogenic–barely--to take her division and keep her Weiss and career records unblemished after three s...
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Dedi's Dragon captures Pompano open

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
The stars were shining brightly Sunday night on Pompano Park--both from up above and on the track as Dedi's Dragon took top honors in Pompano Park's $9,500 featured Open 2 Handicap pace and amateur driver Steve Oldford swept the pair of Billings events as that Amateur Series began its 2016 season at Pompano Park.   Dedi's Dragon, handled by Ricky Macomber Jr., fought hard with Alexa...
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Lady's Dude sets all-age Miami Valley trot mark

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
On the heels of One Lucky Dragon's 1:49.4 all-age pacing record at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, Lady's Dude lowered the all-age trotting record to 1:52.1 on Sunday afternoon. In addition, the track record for 3-year-old trotting colts was lowered by almost two full seconds when Fantasy League captured a division of the Robert J. Brown Series in 1:55.2.   Lady's Dude, hand...
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Trottingbreds prepping for Youth Foundation camps

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
With the May 15 deadline approaching for students to apply for positions at the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's summer camps, the organization's stable of Trottingbred horses is being prepped for their cross-country tour.   Nineteen-year-old goodwill ambassador Sweet Karen (www.facebook.com/HHYFSweetKaren?ref=hl) is being conditioned by the Chuck Connor Stable at Goshen (NY) Histor...
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Parker has Hambletonian dreams with Breedlove

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
It's a long time from April to August, but it is never too soon to dream Hambletonian dreams.   Trainer Norm Parker hopes his dream can become a reality with Breedlove.   Breedlove was a slow-to-develop 2-year-old who saw his 2015 season cut short by sickness. Now at age 3, the colt has won two preliminary rounds of the Classicality Trot Series at The Meadows and is the 5...
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Wasaga Beach captures Meadows series final

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
Wasaga Beach, who didn’t win either of her preliminary divisions, moved powerfully first-over and rolled to victory in Monday’s $33,700 championship of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows.   Wasaga Beach entered the series as the filly to beat, having vanquished 3 and 4 year olds in the final of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace. But she was beaten 26 3/4 leng...
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Always B Miki, Bee A Magician star in qualifiers

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Two sure signs of spring, tax day has passed and the good horses begin to show up for qualifiers at the Meadowlands in anticipation of stakes season. The sky was cloudless, the wind negligible and the temperature hovered around f50 degrees when 3-year-old filly trotters stepped onto the track to open the card.   Predictably, a Takter horse won the first race. Sunset Glider a Cantab ...
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Bushwacker edges Badiou Hanover at Pocono

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Bushwacker, under full-out assault by Cooperstown down the backstretch in the $25,000 winners-over pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, turned back that rival on the far turn, then held off second-over Badiou Hanover by a neck in 1:49.3.   Driver Larry Stalbaum had no problem w(h)acking out the pace with the altered son of Rocknroll Hanover, passing the first two ...
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Rockin Ron posts ninth straight victory

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Our Dragon King broke the all-age, all-time track record at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (April 16), scorching the five-eighths mile oval in 1:49.4—the first sub-1:50 mile in the track's three years of existence.   Leading driver Josh Sutton very rarely chooses off a Virgil Morgan Jr.-trainee, but he must have known something about the current form of Our Dragon King as ...
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Another series leg win for Arthur Pendragon

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Arthur Pendragon captured his second straight series win in Saturday's second leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4. More Dragon took the other $17,500 second-leg split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings, prevailing in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone. The two will square off in the $32,500 (est) series championship next Saturday.   Arthur Pe...
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