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Missile J overcomes post 8 to win Rooney

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
It was as uneventful an eight-hole trip as Missile J (Brian Sears, $2,60, part of entry) could possibly have wished for Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $300,000 Art Rooney Pace.   A week after winning the lone, $40,000 elim for the 26th Rooney, Missile J was blind-drawed behind the eight-ball in a field of two 3-year-old colts and six geldings.   He was in play ...
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Michael's Victory shocks at 32-1 in NJSS

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
Something strange happened to 1-9 favorite Boston Red Rocks in Saturday night's second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at the Meadowlands: Victory.   More specifically, Michael's Victory.   Sent off at 32-1 in the field of five, Michael's Victory worked out a perfect pocket trip and scored by a half-length over the pace-setting Ka...
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Good Will Hanover upsets LA Delight in SBOA

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
Ontario-sired sophomore fillies were the main attraction Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack and upsets was the theme of the night.   The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) Stakes for Ontario sired 3-year-old fillies featured award winners in both the pacing and trotting divisions.   O'Brien Award winner L A Delight was seeking her 13th consecutive victory in th...
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Non Stick still perfect with NYSS victory

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
Åke Svanstedt Inc. and Little E LLC's Non Stick ($2.70) remains undefeated in eight career starts after a comfortable two-length win in her $40,600 New York Sires Stakes division on Saturday evening at Vernon Downs.   Mark MacDonald wasted no time with the 3-year-old Lucky Chucky filly, working clear of Goosebump Hanover (Chris Lems) before exiting the straight. Non Stick was ...
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Resolve advances to Elitlopp final; watch final!

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
The field is set for the Elitlopp final heat! On Sunday in Stockholm, Timoko and Un Mec d'Heripre won the elimination heats, with Resolve, Nuncio and Propulsion also advancing to the final. The field for the final, from the rail out, will be Un Mec d'Heripre, Timoko, Resolve, Nuncio, Propulsion, Royal Fighter, Billie de Montfort and Oasis Bi.   In the first elimination, Timoko start...
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Nuncio captures Elitlopp over Resolve

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
US-bred Nuncio, the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Futurity, captured the Elitlopp final at the Soilvalla track in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon. Owned and trained by Stefan Melander, Nuncio was parked virtually every step of the one-mile race but in the homestretch went past the leader Un Mec d'Heripre and also held off the rally of Resolve, who was representing the US for Hans Enggren. ...
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Pinkman wins Elite for 4YOs at Solvalla

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
Pinkman, the winner of the 2015 Hambletonian, won the Elite for 4 year olds on the Elitlopp day card at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden.   Pinkman was driven by his regular driver, Yannick Gingras. Despite a recall, Gingras and Pinkman took control of the race and were never headed, although Gingras had to ask Pinkman to dig in to hold off his former stablemate, Uncle Lasse,...
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WIJI, Obrigado, Venus Delight star in Philly

on 05/29/2016 2:00 AM
Most people might be unhappy to see clouds block out the sun on their Memorial Day weekend, but Montrell Teague couldn't have been more overjoyed. Teague drives Wiggle It Jiggleit, a horse who has a penchant for jumping shadows on the racetrack. So when Teague saw the clouds roll in moments before heading onto the track for Wiggle It Jiggleit's start in Sunday's (May 29) $200,000 Dorothy Mu...
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Evenin Of Pleasure shocks in Molson Pace

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
Evenin Of Pleasure was sent off at odds of 35-1 in Friday night's 150,000 Molson Pace, the signature race of The Raceway at Western Fair District. Luckily the horse didn't read the tote board.   As the race got underway Mark MacDonald and Sunfire Blue Chip and Evenin Of Pleasure with Sylvain Filion up both vied for the early lead. Filion quickly decided to tuck in behind in sec...
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Campbell wins four at Meadowlands

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
John Campbell put a little more distance between himself and the field Friday night as the leading driver in Meadowlands history steered four winners on the 11-race card.   The Hall of Famer guided Mavens Way to victory in the lone New Jersey Sires Stakes event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. After racing on the lead–and taking pressure virtually every step down the...
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Darlinonthebeach sets PASS record

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
Darlinonthebeach survived a wicked :25.4 first quarter and rolled home for David Miller in a stake-record 1:49.4 in Friday's Adios Betty, a $161,760 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows. I Said Diamonds, who had lowered the stake mark to 1:50 moments before Darlinonthebeach stepped on the track, captured the other division.   In the May 7 fin...
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Game win for American Girl in Hoosier feature

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
American Girl, guided by Trace Tetrick, turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, on Friday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.   Trained by Tyler George, American Girl proved she was much the best winning by four lengths and stopped the timer in 1:50.3 and equaled her lifetime...
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Five series finals contested at Hawthorne

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
The second night of the late closer series finals took place on Friday at Hawthorne as five finals were contested on a track that started the night as fast, but quickly became sloppy.   The first final of the night was the opener on the card as Bucklegirl Bobette and driver Casey Leonard were sent off as the even money favorite.At the start, the favorite broke stride and was sh...
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Mach It A Par best in Yonkers open

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
Favored Mach It A Par (Brian Sears, $4.40) saved her best for last Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried from post position three, Mach It A Par watched as outside numbers Anndrovette (Jason Bartlett) and Tessa Seelster (George Brennan) lined ‘em up early. The former led through early substations of :27.4 and :56.2. It was Know it Al...
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Ohio horseman John Nelson Perrin dies

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
John N. Perrin, 65, died May 26. The boisterous Mr.Perrin passed away to faster horses and smoother putting greens.   Mr. Perrin was born Feb. 25, 1951, in Beloit, Wis., to the late Illinois Harness Horsemen's Hall of Fame member, Dorman and Elizabeth Perrin.   He was well known throughout Midwest race tracks, Mr. Perrinwas not shy to tell stories of his racing exploits w...
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Solveig to be inducted into Horse Hall of Fame

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced that broodmare Solveig will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame, having met the qualifications for broodmares.   Solveig will be inducted along with Muscle Hill, Real Desire and broodmare Arl's Troublemaker on Hall of Fame Day on Sunday, July 3. The ceremonies honoring these extraordinary Standardbred horses will...
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Sophomore colt pacers in INSS at Hoosier

on 05/28/2016 2:00 AM
Three divisions of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted the 14-race card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, and the sophomore colts opened their series in impressive fashion. Matrix of Luck, the Hoosier State's 2-year-old pacing colt champion, returned to his winnings ways to score in 1:50.3, the fastest division of t...
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Three series finals contested at Hawthorne

on 05/27/2016 2:00 AM
As the summer harness meet has gotten into full swing at Hawthorne, the numerous late closer series reached their finals this weekend. Three series finals took place on Thursday over a fast Hawthorne track.   The first series final was for trotters that had never won two pari-mutuel races or $10,000 lifetime as of April 1, 2016. Leading the field of eight for the final was Skyway Ja...
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Danish Darby maturing into top filly for Bax

on 05/27/2016 2:00 AM
The annual Harrisburg yearling sale has turned up its fair share of diamonds in the rough, For John Bax, it was Hip #558 in 2014.   Now he is sending out tough contender Danish Darby, Hip #558, in Saturday's SBOA final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack looking to upset the probable favorites.   "We were looking for an Ontario bred and it was the third da...
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Elitlopp favorite Nuncio a favorite of Melander

on 05/27/2016 2:00 AM
Stefan Melander has trained some great trotters during his harness racing career, including 2006 Prix d'Amerique winner Gigant Neo and 2001 Hambletonian winner Scarlet Knight, but he has never enjoyed a relationship with a horse in quite the same way as with Elitloppet favorite Nuncio.   Nuncio, who is also owned by Melander, is the 2-1 favorite according to online oddsmakers to win Su...
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