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Cufflink Hanover favored in Dexter Cup

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman and driver David Miller have teamed up to win a number of open stakes races in recent years, but never with a horse they owned together. That could change Saturday.   Miller and Norman share ownership of Cufflink Hanover, who is the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's $140,800 Dexter Cup at Freehold Raceway. The gelding has won four of 10 career ra...
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Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
After some technical difficulties, the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available for download. We apologize for the issues that led to the delay until Friday morning.   Want a double shot of Jamieson? Carl and Jody Jamieson will team up Saturday with The Catamount Kid in the $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic at Pocono Downs, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weeken...
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Stirling Debutant sweeps Weiss, wins big

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Stirling Debutant, 1-for-25 in two seasons of racing entering the 2016 campaign, completed a clean sweep of the Bobby Weiss Trotting Series for distaffs at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking all four preliminary legs and then romping to a 1:57.3 victory over sloppy going in the $30,000 series Championship on Tuesday night to keep her seasonal record unblemished after those five starts. ...
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Limelight takes Pompano Open Pace for mares

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Limelight, smartly handled by "Mr. 10,000," Kevin Wallis, overcame a very tough beginning to wind up in the "limelight" in Pompano Park's Open Pace for Mares on Tuesday night (May 3).   The 5-year-old Florida bred daughter of Cracking Light, trained by Jake Huff for the Beauty in the Bridle Racing Stable, closed with tenacity to pin a defeat measuring three-parts-of-a-length on...
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Quotable Quotes wires Harrington field

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Chris Sharpe and Alex Hawes' Quotable Quotes ($9.80, Montrell Teague) scored a wire-to-wire 1:52.3 win in the featured $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   The Charlene Sharpe-trainee and 5-year-old daughter of Well Said had control over the pace on the lead throughout the mile and held off Springforth and Hostess Lisa, who rounded out the trifecta, en route for her 1...
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Tioga opens racing season on Saturday

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
As summer quickly approaches, Tioga Downs is pleased to announce an exciting season of harness racing. The racing season will open southern style with a full day of contests, promotions and entertainment to celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 7). Derbyfest 9 begins at 9 a.m. and ends after midnight. Promotions include a chance to win horse and jockey beads as well as a $500 cash priz...
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Obrigado will take a shot in Elitlopp Playoff

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Paul Kelley will be the first to admit that his star trotter Obrigado has been "a pleasant surprise." Kelley bought the former Maine-bred champion at the 2013 Harrisburg sale for $53,000 with the hope that he would develop into a nice open trotter at Saratoga. Instead, the 6-year-old gelding by Boy Band–Malimony (by Malabar Man) has become a top-class stakes horse who earned $405,535...
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Ohio-sired 3YO fillies kick off Sires Stakes season

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes season gets underway Friday night (May 6), with 3-year-old trotting and pacing Buckeye-bred fillies in the spotlight at Miami Valley Raceway. Three divisions of trotters (races one, four, eight) and five divisions of pacers (races two, six, seven, 10, 13), each vying for $40,000 in this first of four legs of Ohio Sires Stakes competition, highlight the 14-race car...
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Sandy Kuhn new manager at Delaware County Fair

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
The Delaware (Ohio) County Fair Board has a new fair manager. On Monday morning (May 2), a ta meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners, Fair Board member Frank Reinhard introduced new fair manager Sandy Kuhn.   Kuhn told commissioners she wants to make the fair the best in Ohio and a destination place. "I look forward to working with you guys and making the Delaware County Fai...
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No elims for May 15 Confederation Cup

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
With no eliminations necessary, an outstanding group of nine 4-year-old pacers will compete in the 2016 Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. The field of nine will battle for a purse of $244,000 in the Confederation Cup on Sunday, May 15.   US Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit headlines the field of nine. The George Teague stable star has won four of five starts to begin his 4-ye...
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Johansson talks about Darlinonthebeach

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Darlinonthebeach handed Pure Country the first loss of her career in last weekend's eliminations for this Saturday night's $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania Stakes, but trainer Nancy Johansson knows her filly faces another challenging task ahead. Johansson trains Darlinonthebeach for breeder/owner White Birch Farm. Darlinonthebeach, who is 2-for-2 this year after hitting the board in nine of 10 races...
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WIJI to face State Treasurer at Mohawk Saturday

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
It is not every day that a pair of Horse of the Year recipients meet up, but harness racing fans will receive a rare treat Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   State Treasurer, 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year, and Wiggle It Jiggleit, 2015 US Horse of the Year, will square off for the first time in the $34,000 Preferred Pace.   A 4-year-old son of Mr Wiggles, Wiggle It Ji...
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David Miller tops $200 million in purse winners

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver David Miller became only the third driver in North America to eclipse $200 million in career earnings. He accomplished the milestone at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday (May 4)  behind 40-1 longshot Hickory Chumley, who crossed the line first in 1:57 and paid $82.80 to win. The other drivers to have eclipsed the $200 million mark are John Campbell and Ron Pierce. ...
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Elysium Lindy upsets in Weiss division

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
Elysium Lindy, let go at 21-1 despite a win and two seconds in the first three preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, overhauled 1-5 favorite Celebrity Bugatti in the shadow of the wire to post a 1:55.1 win in one of two $15,000 divisions of the fourth and final preliminary round for this group Tuesday night. In the other division, Mag...
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Bartlett shocks with 80-1 Hearts Wild

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
The phrases "Jason Bartlett" and "80-1" aren't usually uttered together, but those folks who successfully connected the dots were handsomely rewarded Monday evening.   Yonkers Raceway's leading driver and Hearts Wild blew up the tote board (figuratively, since it didn't actually go anywhere), rallying from sixth entering the lane for a $163 upset in the $14,000, second-race pace. ...
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Bee A Magician brother a big win for Henriksen

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
Trotters young and old were in the spotlight Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack and fittingly trotting master Per Henriksen recorded a milestone victory.   Bee In Charge, the 3-year-old half-brother to $3.8 million winner Bee A Magician, gave Henriksen a very special victory Monday at Mohawk. Not only was it the youngster's first lifetime win, but it was also the 1,000th North America...
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Smart Rokker scores at Harrington

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
Peter Venturini and Peter Venturini III and Brian Malone's Smart Rokker ($9, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner in the $16,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.   Bandolito (Daryl Bier) battled Bad Boy Matt for the early lead before the former made the lead in :27.1 under pressure from Vapour N (Pat Berry), who eventually cleared at the half-mile in an action packed :54.2. Special...
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Video gaming operator puts deposit on Balmoral

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Chicago Tribune has reported that a commercial real estate owner and developer with interests in video gambling has put down a $300,000 deposit to purchase Balmoral Park for $1.8 million. And according to a competing bidder, the property could be the site of a large truck stop in the future.   Just as an online auction of assets of Balmoral and Maywood racetracks concluded last ...
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"Trainer Speed Dating" May 28 at Scioto Downs

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
If you've ever wanted to interview multiple trainers to pick the best fit for you as a racehorse owner, Scioto Downs is offering you that chance. On Saturday, May 28, Scioto will be hosting "Trainer Speed Dating" to allow potential owners the opportunity to sit down with multiple trainers that race at the track and do a quick interview with each to see if they are a match.   The eve...
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Field set for Dexter Cup final at Freehold

on 05/03/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday, April 30, at Freehold Raceway set the stage for 3-year-old colt trotters in eliminations of the Dexter Cup. The first elimination was taken by Cufflink Hanover, the son of Andover Hall. He settled in for a two-hole trip behind the favorite Steed. Cufflink Hanover took the lead in the stretch to win in a brisk 1:57.3 for driver David Miller. The three-year old colt trotter ...
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