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Franklin FFA set to be a Showdown at Pocono

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
There will be over $2 million on the line this Saturday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on its Super Stakes Saturday card, but while the races for the three-year-olds will provide exciting contests and help provide early season pecking order, the main focus will be on one event. The Showdown. The Clash of the Titans – Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete, and Wiggle It Jiggleit – ...
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Normandy Beach gives Gingras 6,000th winner

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
In many cases, winning seven harness races in a row would be the most notable achievement of any driver's day. But for Yannick Gingras, such a streak got him to an even more noteworthy accomplishment, career victory number 6,000.   On Sunday, the 36-year-old Gingras won his final four drives at Harrah's Philadelphia before heading north to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where he h...
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Replays of Pocono races on harnessracing.com

on 06/26/2016 2:00 AM
If you haven't watched the video replays of all the exciting races on Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including three Ben Franklin elims that set the stage for what will likely be an epic showdown in the final on July 2, or just want to watch the races again, all the videos can be found in the video box on the homepage of harnessracing.com. Just scroll down and the races are lis...
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Americanprimetime game in Big M victory

on 06/26/2016 2:00 AM
The Rock and Roll Stable's Americanprimetime ($7.40) was resolute amid early pressure, turning aside two early challengers and setting fast fractions en route to a 1:49 triumph in the featured $17,500 top-level pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday evening.   Joe Bongiorno had the accelerator down early with the 4-year-old son of American Ideal, battling with Vapour N (Pat B...
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Resolve wins Cutler Memorial

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
Displaying no ill effects after being away from the races for almost a month, Resolve powered down the road to an easy one length win in the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final for trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night.   The winner's last start came in the May 29 Elitlopp at Solvalla (Sweden) when the 5-year-old son of Muscle Hill finished second to Nuncio. &nb...
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Fillies vie in Incredible Tillie splits

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
On a beautiful Friday  evening at Hawthorne, four divisions of leg one of the Incredible Tillie Stakes took place. The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred 2-year-old pacing fillies. The card kicked off with the first division as a field of nine lined up behind the starting car. Sent away as the favorite was Princess Sage off a debut victory and near miss in her second start.&nb...
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Chromeo impressive again at BWTB at Big M

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
The Saturday edition of Breakfast with the Babies (BWTB) at the Meadowlands got underway at 9:30 a.m. on a another perfect morning with the temperature in the high 70's and a very slight eastern breeze. The colts and fillies competing in the 16 races for 2 year olds represent over $10 million spent to acquire them at auction last fall.   The Chromeo fans were back this mor...
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Easy Again easy winner in Meadows pace

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
  Easy Again quarter-poled to the front and jogged to a persuasive victory in 1:50.3 in Saturday's $13,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. With Dave Palone at the helm, Easy Again discouraged any challengers by reeling off four sub-28 quarters. The 7-year-old Dragon Again-Kuklapanandollie ridgling defeated th-sitting Techtor Hanover by 2-1/4 lengths while Brooklyn F...
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China Dream wires field in Buffalo open pace

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
It was apparent that the game plan for China Dream in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (June 25) was to try and cut the mile, something he's not accustomed at all in doing. The new strategy worked to perfection though as the usually late-charging China Dream tied his lifetime best in going gate-to-wire to beat GD Airliner by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:54.0 over the fast track...
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Sophomore pacers capture stakes elims at Pocono

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
Control The Moment and Racing Hill each posted new lifetime marks in capturing their respective $25,000 Max Hempt Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers on Saturday (June 25) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the $20,000 eliminations in the James Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers, Newborn Sassy and Pure Country were victorious.T he first turn told the tale in the f...
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Sintra stretches win streak to six in Summertime

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
The opening leg of the Summertime Series highlighted racing action Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The three-week series for sophomore pacing colts and geldings attracted a field of 11 for the $18,000 first leg. Dave Menary trainee Sintra entered Saturday’s opening round undefeated in five starts this season. Despite a large field, Sintra was sent off as the 1/9 favourite from ...
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Two stunning performances in the Beal elims

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
For those watching at home and the fans in attendance, they witnessed two jaw-dropping performances by a horse that could not seem to suffer defeat and another that certainly could not triumph in the $25,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old trotting males on Saturday (June 25) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Muscle Hill colt Bar Hopping, driven by Tim Tetrick for ...
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Three amazing performances in Franklin elims

on 06/25/2016 2:00 AM
To see the video replays of the three Franklin elims as well as the other elims at Pocono on Saturday night, please go to the video box on the home page of harnessracing.com.   Wiggle It Jiggleit was the 2015 Harness Horse of the Year, and is ranked #1 in the Top Ten poll. He won his Franklin elimination in 1:48.1. Which was the slowest elimination.   By a full second. Be...
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Freshmen race in Hawthorne stakes

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Thursday evening at Hawthorne brought forth warm temps and a fast track, along with the first view of the 2-year-old stakes competitors for the summer meet.   Illinois-bred 2-year-old filly trotters took to the track in two divisions of leg one of the Fox Valley Flan Stakes while colts and gelding trotters were featured in the Kadabra Stakes, which also had a pair of divisions. &...
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Southern Girl continues her charm at Vernon

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Connie Hochstetler's Southern Girl ($9) earned her fourth win in five starts in the featured $7,500 Mares Miracle Mile Pace on Thursday evening at Vernon Downs.   Chris Lems wasted no time with the 4-year-old Sportsmaster mare, posting a :26.4 first quarter to clear Love You Bye (Jimmy Whittemore) and Looney Dune (Ben McNeil). Southern Girl controlled the pace through middle sp...
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Faraldo opines about RMTC's Glaucine research

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission has received at least 35 written reports from its own highly regarded testing laboratory regarding positive tests for Glaucine at New York State tracks. Other jurisdictions have reported similar positives. Not only hasn't the Gaming Commission taken any action to call for the return of purse money, much less done anything as required by its regulations; now...
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NY tracks pool resources for online contests

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Prominent New York State advance deposit wagering platforms BataviaBets, EmpireCityBets, and SaratogaBets, citing positive handle trends and player feedback, Friday announced that they will continue to offer legal online handicapping contests.   Fully approved and regulated by the New York State Gaming Commission, members of the joint promotional initiative have all agreed to e...
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Miller hoping to take Trolley to Beal victory

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Although Southwind Frank sports the divisional crown and rightfully so, he is surrounded by rivals seeking to snatch that glistening accessory on every occasion he places a hoof upon the track. In Saturday's $25,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Trolley tosses himself into the fray, to not only derail the champion's journey to the Hambletonia...
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Roll Away Joe, Artmagic win NYSS splits

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night welcomed the Empire's glamour division in the $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A pair of $83,937 events comprised this statebred visit.   The first division saw pocketed maiden-no-more Roll Away Joe (Matt Kakaley, $10.40), from post position three (in one notch after a scratch) stalk pace-setting Fine ...
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Strong efforts in Town Pro Series opener

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Lindys Nightmare and Collective Wisdom captured first round divisions of the Town Pro Series Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Town Pro Series has been used as a launching pad by lightly raced 3-year-old pacing fillies over the years and after Friday's first leg it appears the 2016 edition will continue that tradition.   Lindys Nightmare turned in a sizzl...
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