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"Horses just don't do what he did tonight!"

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Despite "missing the train as it left the station," Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, erupted with a huge rally in the final half mile to score a photo finish victory in Pompano Park's $9,400 feature trot on Monday night, covering the distance in 1:55.3.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, stepping up to Open company for the initial time this season, put in a memorable performance in pi...
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Seafood Scrappy best in DSBF final

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
In a Ben Hur-like finish, Seafood Scrappy was around at the finish to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final at Dover Downs on Monday.   With the race favorites dropping like flies early, Seafood Scrappy, also a survivor after breaking stride on the first turn, but quickly recovering for driver Ross Wolfenden. Odds-on favorite previously unbeaten in both imp...
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Weiss splits continue at Pocono

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Monday racing returned to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and George Napolitano Jr., earlier in the day named the 2015 Pennsylvania Driver of the Year by the local chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, welcomed the day's return to the Downs schedule by piloting four of the evening's first five winners.   Two of the triumphs came among four $15,000 divisions of the first ...
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Riesberry convicted in Canadian court

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Windsor Star has reported that former Standardbred horseman Derek Riesberry was convicted late last week of fraud over $5,000 and attempted fraud over $5,000 by the Ontario Super Court of Justice. Riesberry's convictions come as a result of having injected a racehorse with a performance-enhancing drug prior to a race and having intentions of injecting another racehorse. Both incidents o...
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Entries closing for Blooded Horse Spring Sale

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Entries for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale will be taken through Friday, April 15.  Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the strong demand for racehorses, green prospects, yearlings, and broodmares. Held at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds on May 9, the sale is a timely venue to both market and restock. Don’t be shut out! The catalog goes to press on Monday. Visit www.b...
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Cote has DSBF hopes with Cut The Beach

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Del Cote participated in his first harness race 63 years ago, but shows no signs of slowing down. Fast horses help.   Cote hopes one of those horses, Cut The Beach, is at the top of his game Thursday, April 14, when he faces seven rivals in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) championship for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. Cut The Beach, who will hav...
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Breedlove repeats in Meadows series leg

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Breedlove found late racing room and powered to his second straight series win in Tuesday's second leg of the Classicality Trot at The Meadows. Chip's Halloffame collected a Lightning Lane win in the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The championship leg of the Classicality is set for Tuesday, April 19.   Breedlove stayed along the cones down the ba...
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World Of Gaming wins Miami Valley final

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
World Of Gaming (Dan Noble) captured the $15,000 final of the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon following a thrilling stretch duel with runnerup JD's Millitary Star (Kyle Ater) and Branded Gun (Jeremy Smith).  All three of the green geldings, who were non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $15,000 as of the series nomination date, finished within o...
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Quebec horseman Bruno Saccomani dies

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
A memorial ceremony and visitation will be held Saturday, April 16, in Montreal for Bruno Saccomani, one of four Montreal brothers at the heart of the remarkable story of hall-of-fame trotting stallion Garland Lobell.   "He was the quiet one," recalled Monalisa Pagliericci, whose Ecurie SOS in Bedford, Que., stood Garland Lobell nine years for the brothers. Ricardo Saccomani, 71,...
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Second round Weiss Series action at Pocono

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Second round action for pacers of both sexes in the Bobby Weiss Series of contests at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono brought some fast times and spirited racing to the Sunday night card. The first division for males had end-to-end action, with Settlemoir leaving to the top and Iwillmakeyousaywow, the fastest winner at 1:51.4 last week, having to go three-wide well past the 1/8 and two-wi...
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NJSS payments postmarked by April 15

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
The deadline for the New Jersey Sires Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund's second sustaining payments is rapidly approaching. Owners of horses that are eligible to any of the programs are reminded that payments must be postmarked by April 15.   The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively again at the Meadowlands in 2016 starting in May for 3 year olds ...
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Miller time: 10 wins, 3 different tracks

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Within the space of 24 hours and nine minutes, from Saturday night, April 9, to Sunday night, April 10, Hall of Famer David Miller drove 10 winners, at three different tracks.   Miller's first winner of this "hot period" came with Relentless Dream at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday, the fourth race at the Meadowlands, after which he added Western Fame (fifth) and City Hall (10th).   ...
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Lorentzon hopes patience pays off

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Anette Lorentzon has practiced infinite patience with Infiniti As, and now she is hoping for improved results.   Last year at age 3, Infiniti As won two of 10 races and hit the board a total of five times despite going off stride in seven of his starts. He flashed enough speed --- including a 1:52.2 victory at Lexington's Red Mile --- to fuel Lorentzon's hope the gelding can put it ...
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Meadows community member Margaret Provost dies

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Margaret J. "Marge" Williams Provost, 83, of West Alexander, Pa., died April 6. She was the widow of the late Watson Provost, and together they raced horses at The Meadows for many years.   Mrs. Provost retired after many years from St. Clair Hospital as a medical transcriptionist. She was an avid gardener and pianist. She was an accomplished equestrian, who enjoyed showing and ridi...
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Hooves On First uses Lightning Lane to win

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Hooves On First shot the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Monday's (April 11) second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Sweet You took the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old fillies. The championship leg of the series is set for Monday (April 18).   Away third for Aaron Merriman, Hooves On First waited patiently until the Lightning Lane beckoned. She sho...
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Alwayssmoothraigin takes Miami Valley final

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Alwayssmoothraigin pulled a startling upset in the $15,000 championship of the "Red" Owens Memorial Series on Monday afternoon (April 11) at Miami Valley Raceway.   With trainer Randy Crisler in the sulky, the 4-year-old daughter of Always A Virgin was dispatched at 37-1 odds despite finishing second in the final preliminary leg a week earlier. The winner dropped in fourth off ...
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Fearless Diablo doubles up in Hoosier feature

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Fearless Diablo and driver Trace Tetrick found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive time after turning in a sharp, front-running effort to capture the featured event, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 9. In just his second start of the season, The Dylan Davis trainee switched up his tactics from the previous week and was a decisive ...
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Dovuto Hanover pulls upset in Big M Feature

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover charged home in midstretch to nail McArdles Lightning on the wire to take the featured $25,000 open handicap pace by a head Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Bushwacker was third. Yonkers shipper Always At My Place displayed good early speed and led through fractions of :27.1, :54.3, and 1:22.1. As McArdles Lightning came alongside the leader at the head of the stretch, dr...
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War N Munn captures Youthful final at Mohawk

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
The Youthful Series final highlighted an action-packed Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A competitive field of eight three-year-old pacers competed in the $39,800 series final. War N Munn was made the 9/5 favorite in the Youthful final and came through in the clutch for his believers with a career-best 1:52.2 victory. The Carmen Auciello trainee was driven by Jonathan Dr...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit, Bit Of A Legend star In Levy

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night brought with it the fourth round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Four $50,000 divisions brought the series further in focus, with the gazing especially glaring at both Wiggle It Jiggleit and Bit of a Legend N. Starting with the latter, even-money Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $4) extended his perfect preliminary resume, ea...
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