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More Dragon wins Atta Boy Dan final at Meadows

on 04/24/2016 2:00 AM
More Dragon survived a demanding first quarter and rolled on to a convincing victory in Saturday's $32,500 championship of the Atta Boy Dan Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows.   More Dragon was parked throughout a 27.2 opening panel before clearing to the lead. Winning driver Dave Palone said he wasn't overly concerned about the potential impact of that swift quar...
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Our Dragon King lowers own MVR record

on 04/24/2016 2:00 AM
Our Dragon King (Josh Sutton) lowered his own one week old all-age track record on Saturday at Miami Valley Raceway, speeding to a 1:49.3 triumph. Sutton, celebrating his 34th birthday, settled the track record holder in third through a quick :26.1 opening panel, then moved the 6-year-old son of Dragon Again to the front prior to the :54.1 halfway station. The even money favorite tacked o...
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Rockeyed Optimist holds off Miki at Big M

on 04/24/2016 2:00 AM
Rockeyed Optimist worked out an ideal close-to-the-action trip, wore down the leader in deep stretch and held on despite the explosive late charge of Always B Miki to take the $25,000 open handicap pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night. McArdles Lightning was third.   Driver Tim Tetrick hustled the 5-year-old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover into the three hole early behind McArdles...
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Musical Rhythm wins 10th straight in Don Mills

on 04/24/2016 2:00 AM
Musical Rhythm scored his 10th consecutive victory Saturday night in the $42,600 Don Mills Trotting Series final at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Ben Baillargeon trainee crushed his five rivals with a 5 1/2-length victory in 1:52.4 to easily sweep the three-week Don Mills Series.   Driven by Mario Baillargeon, Musical Rhythm got away third before brushing to the front in t...
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Yagonnakissmeornot takes Matchmaker final

on 04/24/2016 2:00 AM
 Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube, $8.30), second-best in this race a season ago, rolled from off the pace Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $309,800 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for pacing mares. Sell A Bit N continued to lead at :55.3 half as Lady Shadow (Corey Callahan) took out of third. That one moved toward the leader while Yagonnakissmeornot had some ground to make ...
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Waterstone best of week in HANA contest

on 04/24/2016 2:00 AM
  In week six of the 2016 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge sponsored by DRF Harness, Green Acquisition Corporation, The Hambletonian Society, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, The Raceway at Western Fair District, Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs, Gordon Waterst...
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Bee A Magician wins Meadowlands open

on 04/23/2016 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician shook off the cobwebs after a five-month layoff and stormed home in deep stretch to gun down arch-rival Shake It Cerry in her 2016 debut as a 6-year-old to win the featured $25,000 open handicap trot at the Meadowlands on Friday night. Shake It Cerry, sent off as the 4-5 favorite, made the early lead and was permitted to cut tepid fractions of :28.1 and :57.2 as the field rac...
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Princess opener goes to American Curves

on 04/23/2016 2:00 AM
A surprising mid-stretch break by the 1-2 favorite shook things up in the opening leg of the Princess Series Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A compact group of six 3-year-old pacing fillies squared off in the $20,000 first round of the Princess. Ken Sucee trainee Shes Lights Out entered Friday’s first leg two for two to start 2016 and the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere was a...
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Stirling Cadet best in Vernon opening feature

on 04/23/2016 2:00 AM
After a quick pace did him in the week prior at Saratoga, Stirling Cadet ($4.90) found a change in venue and the cut back to a mile welcome, as he turned in a dominating 1:53.2 effort in Friday evening's featured $9,000 Open Trot on Vernon Downs's inaugural program of 2016. Jimmy Whittemore wasted no time with the 5-year-old Conway Hall gelding, seizing command from Pocket Trip (Fern Paquet...
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Crazy Wow bests Pinkman in Big M qualifier

on 04/23/2016 2:00 AM
The headliner matched a pair of million dollar winning sophomore trotters from 2015, Crazy Wow and Pinkman, with Crazy Wow getting the decision in 1:55/:28.2. Honor And Serve (now in the Ake Svanstadt barn) cut the mile and led into the stretch when Crazy Wow trotted up to his outside while Pinkman ducked to the inside as the three finished in a line across the track. Tim Tetrick drove the win...
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Bit Of A Legend N captures Levy final

on 04/23/2016 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $2.60, part of entry) was the best entering and the best exiting Saturday night, winning the $609,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   The 29th Levy, again honoring the memory of the Harness Hall of Fame founder of Roosevelt Raceway, served as both the richest race in the history of the ev...
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Crown champ Always B Miki returns Saturday

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
The ongoing return of last year's stars to the racetrack resumes on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. An Open Handicap Pace for a purse of $25,000 (Race 11) will be the stage for Always B Miki's seasonal debut where he'll face six talented foes.   Always B Miki got a very late start to his 2015 campaign but made the most of the time he had. "Miki" won all four starts of his 2015 st...
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McNair/Reid/Key sweep Celias Counsel splits

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
The tag-team of McNair and Reid were unstoppable in Thursday's second round of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series at Mohawk Racetrack.   A group of 20 three-year-old trotting fillies were split into two 10-horse $16,000 divisions for the second leg of the three-week series. Driver Doug McNair and trainer Paul Reid teamed up to sweep both divisions with a pair of Bob Key homebreds. ...
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The African still king in Saratoga feature

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
The African (Crazed) continued his strong spring on Thursday afternoon as the 4-year-old trotter prevailed in the $9,300 feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   Trainer Dave Dewhurst started the week in seventh place in the local trainer standings and continued his recent hot streak as The African rolled to victory in the feature for New York-sired trotters. Bet down to odds of 1-...
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Boni anxious to bring Miki back to racetrack

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
As Bob Boni gets older, he appreciates more and more the value of each day. That being said, Boni perhaps envies Rip Van Winkle a bit, wishing he could have slumbered through the winter to only awaken for the day that star male pacer Always B Miki made his 2016 racing debut.   Boni, of course, did not sleep the months away. But the day for which he waited finally arrives Saturday. A...
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Bettor N Better best in Yonkers Preferred

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
Bettor N Better N (Jason Bartlett, $9.30) tripped out from the pocket Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $30,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   In play early from her assigned post position No. 3, Bettor N Better made the first lead before handing off to 4-5 favorite Sassa Hanover (George Brennan). "Sassa," looking to regain past glory, led through intervals of :27.2...
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Safe From Terror, Hackett elims in MVR spotlight

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
Despite the fact Safe From Terror had won three of the last five $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open paces at Miami Valley Raceway, all as an odds-on favorite, the faithful thought her assigned No. 9 post position might be insurmountable and dispatched the razor-sharp 4 year old at odds of 7-2. Driver Chris Page, however, didn't believe the task was too daunting and worked out a trip that resulted ...
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Hannelore Hanover goes back-to-back at Hoosier

on 04/22/2016 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover extended her winning streak to two at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after a decisive win in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Trot, on Friday. Driven by Ricky Macomber Jr., Hannelore Hanover has now gone back-to back at the top level with her 1:53 victory and remains undefeated in three starts in 2016.   With combined lifetime earnings of...
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Freaky Feet Pete in to go Saturday at HoP

on 04/21/2016 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete, winner of the 2015 Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old pacing colts, will make his much anticipated seasonal debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 23. The four-year-old son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori will look to tackle five other rivals in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, and has been installed as the 2-5 morning...
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Stars returning to track Friday night at Big M

on 04/21/2016 2:00 AM
Friday's Meadowlands card continues the parade of stars returning to the racing wars. Co-featured are the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot (Race 6) and $25,000 Open Handicap Mare Pace (Race 11).   The trotting race boasts a stellar field as Bee A Magician, Resolve and Creatine make their seasonal debut with Shake It Cerry, Gural Hanover, Waiting On A Woman and Opulent Yankee providing the...
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