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DSBF 3CT divisions raced at Harrington

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action continued at Harrington Raceway Wednesday, with four divisions for 3-year-old trotters taking their turn over Delaware's half-mile racetrack in their respective $20,000 elimination legs.   James Craparotta and Pat Berry Racing's Epic Smash ($2.40, Berry) held serve as the favorite in the first division for fillies with a 1:59.4 victory over...
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Mares open tops Big M's Friday night card

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands live racing weekend begins with the Friday evening feature, a $25,000 Mare Open Pace. An evenly matched field of eight will face the gate with the odds maker finding favor with last week's winner Lovineveryminute.   This 5-year-old distaffer has found the best form of her career since owners Brian and Ira Wallach brought her to Richie Johnson's barn. Plucked fro...
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Foiled Again heads to Scioto Saturday

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Harness racing's all-time leading money winner will invade Eldorado Scioto Downs on Saturday, June 18, to take on seven rivals in the $25,000 Open I Pace. Foiled Again has earned in excess of $7.3 million in his storied racing career, and won nearly every big race there was to win.   At the advanced age of 12, he not only battles a solid group of aged pacers but Father Tim...
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Woodbine selects architect for master plan

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create the master plan to guide the long-term vision for Woodbine's overall development and expanded entertainment offering across its 680 acres of largely undeveloped land. SWA Group was chosen from a short list of international firms with exp...
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Magnum J looks for historic NA Cup win

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
If recent form is any indication, Magnum J will be flying through the stretch in Saturday's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. He will try to make history and land in the winner's circle.   Magnum J, last year's Battle of Waterloo champion, will try to become the first horse to win the North America Cup from post 10 since the event moved from Greenwood Race...
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Indiana champ favorite in Armbro Flight

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
The name Hannelore Hanover can be added to the growing list of horses that got his or her start on the Indiana circuit and advanced to take on top horses in open stakes across North America.   A 4-year-old female trotter, Hannelore Hanover is the 6-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's C$267,000 Armbro Flight Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. Hannelore Hanover, who was the 2015 Indiana Si...
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NA Cup preview in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
The big North America Cup card at Mohawk on Saturday night should prove enlightening about this top contenders in the 3-year-old pacing colt and pacing filly, and 3-year-old trotting colt divisions. In last year's Cup Wakizashi Hanover defeated Wiggle It Jiggleit and pulled off a mild upset at odds of 6-1. Could there be a surprise winner of this year's Cup, or will elimination victors Betting...
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Broadway Donna set for soph debut at Pocono

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Broadway Donna, the 2-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year for 2015, makes her 2016 debut on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as the second preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for sophomore misses will be conducted over three divisions.   Broadway Donna, a daughter of Donato Hanover-Broadway Schooner trained by Jim Campbell for owner / breeder Fashi...
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Coppola Jr., Spagnola team up for Saratoga wins

on 06/16/2016 2:00 AM
Frank Coppola Jr. introduced trainer Dave Spagnola at Tuesday's Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame ceremony and on Thursday night, the veteran pair teamed up for a trio of victories at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   Spagnola's Reasinforpleasin (Conway Hall) pulled off a bit of an upset in the $9,950 feature for New York-sired trotters as the 3 year old scored in 1:59. Reasinforpleasin fanned o...
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Cracker Coffee takes Pocono feature in 1:51.2

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
Cracker Coffee did not look to be in the best of positions as the field wheeled around the final turn of the $15,500 pacing mares feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but she found good kick in the Pocono Pike and caught horses involved in fast early fractions to take the decision in a new lifetime mark of 1:51.2.   The daughter of Six Of Diamonds had been let g...
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3FT powers to 1:55.4 in Sires Stakes at Mohawk

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
Six $18,000 Grassroots divisions were featured on Mohawk Racetrack's Tuesday evening program as the three-year-old trotting fillies opened their 2016 season. Things got off to a quick start as Magical Valentine and trainer-driver Jack Moiseyev fired to the front before the halfway marker and sailed home to a 1:56.2 personal best in the first division. In just her fourth lifetime start, Magi...
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Bar Hopping hopes for last call in Goodtimes

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
The road to August's $1 million Hambletonian goes through Ontario on Saturday when 10 three-year-old male trotters meet in the $268,000 Goodtimes Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. Jimmy Takter, who has trained the last two Hambletonian winners, believes he's got another contender in Goodtimes finalist Bar Hopping.   Bar Hopping finished second to Dayson in his Goodtimes elimination last F...
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Unefoisdansmavie gets 3rd straight at Meadows

on 06/15/2016 2:00 AM
  Unefoisdansmavie captured her third straight victory when she charged through the Lightning Lane and erased a 2-1/2-length deficit in Wednesday's $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot. Long one of The Meadows' elite distaff trotters, the 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World had to drop into conditioned races to collect her two most recent wins. B...
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Lifetime marks set in PA Stallion 3CTs

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
As befits a series designed to showcase developing stars, new lifetime marks were earned by all six winners of $20,000 divisions of third preliminary round action in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotting males Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Fastest winner was Marty De Vie, an altered son of Explosive Matter (who had a siring triple), who was mo...
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Ontario champ Caprice Hill returns with ONSS win

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Reigning Ontario Sires Stakes champion Caprice Hill picked up where she left off last season, capturing the 3-year-old trotting filly Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.   In rein to Randy Waples, fan favorite Caprice Hill took command before the quarter-mile marker and led the field of seven through fractions of :28, :56.2, and 1:25.2 before sailing und...
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Meadowlands offers short series for 2YOs

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has two announcements regarding upcoming races for 2 year olds.   First, in response to a request by the SBOA of NJ, there will no longer be a charge to race in the "Baby Races" at the Meadowlands.   Also, starting next week there will be a short series written for 2 year olds of each gait and sex with $12,500 eliminations on the weekend of June 24-25 and ...
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Anndrovette "at home" in Roses Are Red

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Anndrovette's home is in New Jersey, but the female pacer certainly seems to make herself at home in Canada; particularly when it comes to the Roses Are Red Stakes at Ontario's Mohawk Racetrack. The 9-year-old has won the Roses Are Red a record three times and goes for No. 4 on Saturday (June 18) in the C$370,000 final at Mohawk. Anndrovette enters the race off a 1:49.4 win by a nose over Sand...
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Betting Line 5-2 morning line choice in NA Cup

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Post positions were drawn Tuesday afternoon for Saturday night's 33rd renewal of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. The press luncheon was held at Mohawk, with Jason Portuondo hosting and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner, the 2015 CHL Player of the Year, serving as guest drawmaster. The connections of NA Cup elimination winners Betting Line and Boston Red R...
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Fans encouraged to attend Illinois fair racing

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
The thrill of thundering hooves may soon be a thing of the past at Illinois county fairs. But for at least one more year, harness horse racing enthusiasts can watch the ponies prance at more than two dozen tracks across Illinois.   "The IHHA (Illinois Harness Horsemen's Associatio) is funding several races and horsemen will continue to put on a great show for fans who come to the co...
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Italian breeder Domenico Toniatti, 92, dies

on 06/14/2016 2:00 AM
Domenico Toniatti, 92, a power in Italian trotting over many decades, has died.His most famous trotter was influential sire Sharif di Iesol, won in 1972 won the Italian Derby, Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli and Gran Premio Nazionale. Although Sharif di Iesolo was a top racehorse it was at stud that he really made a name for himself and for the Toniatti family. For many years Sharif di Iesolo was...
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