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Purrfect Bags wins 20th career race

on 06/28/2016 2:00 AM
Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags was a 1:52.2 winner Tuesday in the $16,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.   Purrfect Bags, the 3-5 favorite, left from post position 3 and set fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24 while 4-to-1 Hostess Lisa mounted her attack first-over, but Purrfect Bags held her six rivals safe as she prevailed with ease by open lengths. Hostess Lisa finished sec...
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2FPs contest 4 PA All Stars divisions

on 06/28/2016 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosted four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 2-year-old pacing fillies as its feature on Tuesday night, with the races conducted over a sloppy track.   If you want to win a division of this race in future years, we figured out the "recipe":   --The primary ingredient has to be a Somebeachsomewhere filly who sold for s...
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Smalltownthrowdown sets mark in NYSS

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
Smalltownthrowdown threw down the gauntlet early and held on late to win his $61,300 leg of the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old trotting colt and geldings in a track record 1:56.2 at steamy Buffalo Raceway Sunday afternoon (June 26). The previous record for 3-year-old trotting colts was 1:56.4 established in 2014 by Cash Me Out. In the other division, The Royal Harry led ever...
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Freshmen debut in PA All-Stars at Pocono

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
The first stake of the year on the local scene for two-year-olds, a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for baby pacing colts, was raced in four $30,000 divisions Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with favored horses, sire Sombeachsomewhere, and driver Yannick Gingras taking three of the four contests, and trainer Ron Burke notching a double. The intersection of Gingras, Somebeach...
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Hoosier Park to sponsor Dan Patch Awards

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the United States Harness Writers Association announced Monday that Centaur Gaming-owned Hoosier Park will be the lead title sponsor of next year's Dan Patch Awards banquet in Las Vegas. The event, to be held at Planet Hollywood on Feb. 26, will be named "The 2017 Dan Patch Awards presented by Hoosier Park."   The Dan Patch Awards are for top equine...
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Maryland Sires Stakes contested at Ocean Downs

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
The Maryland Sires Stakes for 4 -and 5-year-old pacers went as an early non-wagering event at Ocean Downs on Sunday due to the entry of Toms Typhoon and Toms Tornado. Toms Typhoon, the winner of the May series at Rosecroft, cut fractions of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:25.2 to the three-quarter pole when Toms Tornado came up to challenge, head to head in the final turn with the crowd chee...
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All Franklin finalists to receive purse money

on 06/27/2016 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association announce that there will be $30,000 divided by order of finish among the horses finishing sixth through 10th in the Ben Franklin Free For All Pace Championship on this Saturday night's $2 million-plus Sun Stakes Saturday card at The Downs.   There were three eliminations of the Franklin Pace thi...
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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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