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Box closes Tuesday morning for NA Cup elims

on 06/06/2016 2:00 AM
Major stakes season has officially arrived with the eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup and several events set for this weekend at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 39 three-year-old pacers remain eligible to this Saturday's NA Cup eliminations. Also this weekend is the eliminations for the Fan Hanover, Goodtimes, Roses Are Red and Armbro Flight. The entry box for the eliminations of...
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Coughlin tops Tattersalls at $65,000

on 06/06/2016 2:00 AM
Coughlin, a 3-year-old trotting colt by Credit Winner who had been racing for the Burke stable, topped the Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Sunday (June 5) when he brought a bid of $65,000. Purchased by Vito Cucci of Belmar, N.J., Coughlin has amassed a 4-0-1 career record from 12 starts and earned $41,530. A total of 85 horses were sold for $1,621,100 for an ave...
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Getitoffyourchest overcomes post 8 for win

on 06/06/2016 2:00 AM
David Banks and Layfield Horses' Getitoffyourchest ($9.20, Ross Wolfenden) overcame post eight Monday at Harrington Raceway for a dazzling 1:50.4 win in the $17,500 Open Pace.   The Richard Lewis-trainee followed a parked out Just A Jolt before surging three-wide at three-quarters and blitzing by pacesetter Soto for a three and a half length score. Soto held on for the runner-up pos...
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Talk Show beats Missile J in NYSS at Monticello

on 06/06/2016 2:00 AM
On Monday at Monticello Raceway, Scott Zeron won three New York Sires Stakes events featuring 3-year-old pacing colts.   On an afternoon when being on the front end meant almost certain defeat, seven of the afternoon's 13 race were won by the horse sitting the pocket at the top to the stretch. Talk Show was a perfect example of this. Missile J left strong from outside in r...
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Southwind Frank, Blue Moon Stride dominant in NJ

on 06/05/2016 2:00 AM
Heavy favorites were sent to the gate in four $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and when the dust cleared, the results for chalk players were clearly mixed. Southwind Frank continued his march toward the Hambletonian with an easy win in the 3-year-old colt and gelding trot. The son of Muscle Hill went the mile in 1:52.3 for trainer Ron Burke, upping...
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Sophomore stakes action highlights Hoosier card

on 06/05/2016 2:00 AM
  Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the early stages of the 2016 harness racing season with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, June 4. The evening's 14-race card featured the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the three-year-old divisions. With heavy rain in the area earlier in the day, the track was rated ...
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Crowd of 4,000 sees Jamieson win tourney

on 06/05/2016 2:00 AM
It came down to the very last race of the competition with four drivers, John Campbell, Jody Jamieson, Tim Tetrick and Sylvain Filion, all able to win the inaugural Hippodrome 3R All-Star Driver's Tournament Sunday with a triumph in the ninth race.   And when the dust (mud actually) settled, it was Jamieson's second-place finish in the ninth race with Matts Phil that won him the tou...
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Believe This Bob takes Tioga Open

on 06/05/2016 2:00 AM
Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob ($15) made all the pace in Sunday (June 5) afternoon's $11,000 Open 1 Pace at Tioga Downs, enduring poor weather conditions and staving off a pair of late challengers en route to a 1:51.3 triumph.   Mike Simons pushed forward early with the 8-year-old Beach Romeo gelding, forcing 3-5 favorite Fireyourguns (Aaron Byron) into the pocket through a ...
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Saratoga hosts NYSS 3-year-old pacing fillies

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
The first installment of the New York Sire Stakes on the 2016 campaign took place on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel, Three year old pacing fillies took center stage on the evening's thirteen race program and there were three divisions for the top flight New York bred fillies that went for purses of better than $58,000. The defending champion among the fillies is Dime A Dance (...
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Danish Durango scores in Big M feature

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
Danish Durango made the lead just after the quarter, and despite bumping up in class, held sway to the wire by half a length to take the $17,500 featured conditioned trot at the Meadowlands Friday night. The 4-year-old son of Andover Hall, a winner last week at the non-winners of $10,000 level, trotted clear of his foes by 2½ lengths at the head of the stretch in this non-winners of $17,...
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Hoosier Park spotlight on Hoosier Champions Night

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
  Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the early stages of the 2016 harness racing season on Saturday, June 4 with some of Indiana’s finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for Hoosier Champions Night, the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. A total of 14 races have been carded and will feature four $75,000 ...
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Baby races begin at The Meadowlands

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
The first two-year-olds of the 2016 season were featured in four of the seven races during Saturday morning's Meadowlands qualifiers, which got underway at 9:30 on a fast track under overcast skies with the temperature in the low 70's and no wind. The first was an abbreviated field of five trotters with Bob Key's homebred Break The Bank K filly Amuse's leading all the way to win i...
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Adrian Hanover equals season's mark in PASS

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
  Adrian Hanover thwarted the determined challenge of Big Top Hanover and went on to score in a career-best 1:49.4 in Saturday's $162,110 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Meadows. The time matched the fastest this year by a 3-year-old gelding on a five-eighths-mile track. Another Daily Copy pulled off a 20-1 upset in the other division of the stake...
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Ideal Cowboy easy winner in Pocono feature

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
Ideal Cowboy chased hot fractions, then grinded up first-over and drew away in the last quarter to easily win the $25,000 winners-over featured pace Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Jason Bartlett, the leading moneywinning driver in North America so far in 2016, took a busman's holiday from Yonkers, where he is the leading driver and which is on hiatus for a week, and sa...
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Wrenn, Jr. wins three Ohio Sires Stakes

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests could have been called the "Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Show," as the young reinsman captured three of the four $40,000 events for 3-year-old Ohio-bred colt trotters. A total of 28 diagonally-gaited equines went postward in the second leg of the series for Buckeye-sired sophomores, with Wrenn, Jr., capturing the second, third and fourth divisions, while K...
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Somebeachsomewhere, Graduates at Mohawk

on 06/04/2016 2:00 AM
The Pepsi North America Cup picture became a little bit clearer after Saturday night's Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack.   A talented group of 19 three-year-old pacers competed in a pair of $75,000 Somebeachsomewhere divisions. Of the 19 competitors in Saturday's event, 17 were eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup.   Betting Line continued his impressive e...
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Dygert trots get underway at Hawthorne

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
Thursday night at Hawthorne kicked off the opening legs of the Beulah Dygert Memorial Trot and Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot. The Beulah Dygert is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old fillies while the Erwin F. Dygert is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings.   The Thursday opener was the first division of leg one of the Beulah Dygert as Powerful Princess was sent off as the 4-5 f...
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Rare Meadows start Saturday for Foiled Again

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, harness racing's richest horse, has accomplished many things in his distinguished career. The amazing 12-year-old has banked more than $7.3 million, won Pacer of the Year honors (2011) and been named Best Older Male Pacer in three consecutive seasons (2011-2013).   The one thing he hasn't done, at least in the last couple years: race at The Meadows, the home track of h...
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Charmed Life wins Mohawk top-class trot

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
The 6-year-old trotting mare Charmed Life reached the $1 million earnings (Canadian) mark in style Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Dave Menary trainee was able to convert off a three-hole trip from driver Jody Jamieson to score her first win of the season and reach the mark. Charmed Life entered Thursday's race less than $5,000 away from the milestone and picked the p...
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Rooney champ Missile J heads to NYSS

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
To use a phrase from the great race caller Carl Becker--"They are coming from everywhere"--that was the case for the draw when a total of 61 colts were entered for the glamour division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt pacers to be raced Monday at Monticello. The 13-race card showcases nine races of New York-bred sophomores. The afternoon's card has three divisi...
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