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Always B Miki, Bee A Magician star in qualifiers

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Two sure signs of spring, tax day has passed and the good horses begin to show up for qualifiers at the Meadowlands in anticipation of stakes season. The sky was cloudless, the wind negligible and the temperature hovered around f50 degrees when 3-year-old filly trotters stepped onto the track to open the card.   Predictably, a Takter horse won the first race. Sunset Glider a Cantab ...
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Bushwacker edges Badiou Hanover at Pocono

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Bushwacker, under full-out assault by Cooperstown down the backstretch in the $25,000 winners-over pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, turned back that rival on the far turn, then held off second-over Badiou Hanover by a neck in 1:49.3.   Driver Larry Stalbaum had no problem w(h)acking out the pace with the altered son of Rocknroll Hanover, passing the first two ...
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Rockin Ron posts ninth straight victory

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Our Dragon King broke the all-age, all-time track record at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (April 16), scorching the five-eighths mile oval in 1:49.4—the first sub-1:50 mile in the track's three years of existence.   Leading driver Josh Sutton very rarely chooses off a Virgil Morgan Jr.-trainee, but he must have known something about the current form of Our Dragon King as ...
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Another series leg win for Arthur Pendragon

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Arthur Pendragon captured his second straight series win in Saturday's second leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4. More Dragon took the other $17,500 second-leg split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings, prevailing in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone. The two will square off in the $32,500 (est) series championship next Saturday.   Arthur Pe...
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Musical Rhythm jogs in 1:52.4 for 9th straight win

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
The buzz surrounding four-year-old trotter Musical Rhythm got even louder Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Ben Baillargeon trainee scored his ninth consecutive victory Saturday against six rivals in the $20,000 Don Mills Trotting Series second leg.   A son of Cantab Hall, Musical Rhythm trotted out strong at the start for driver Mario Baillargeon and got away second. Olympic ...
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Fireyourguns takes Buffalo Open Pace

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Fireyourguns made his 2016 seasonal debut at Buffalo Raceway a successful one as he went gate-to-wire in the $10,000 Open Pace to score an easy 1-1/4 length victory over Youwillwishyouhadin 1:54.2 over the fast track on Saturday night (April 16).   Being assigned the eight post, Fireyourguns($5.40) and driver Mike Caprio went right to the lead and never looked back in posting fracti...
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Albert J. Beach of Millersburg, OH dies at 86

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Albert J. Beachy, 86, of Millersburg, Ohio, died April 15 at his residence following a brief illness.   He was born March 31, 1930, in Holmes County to the late Jacob and Cora (Miller) Beachy. He was a member of the Amish Church. He was married March 22, 1956, to the former Emma Jean Beachy, who died Feb. 15, 2014.   He is survived by his children, Dean W. (Linda), Wilma ...
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Always At My Place wins with drop in class

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Always At My Place found the drop in class from the open handicap ranks very much to his liking Saturday night as he overwhelmed seven overmatched foes in the featured $17,000 conditioned pace at the Meadowlands.   The 5-year-old gelded son of Always A Virgin was urged to the lead by driver David Miller just after the quarter – which went in :27 – and maintained the top at the h...
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WIJI, Bit Of A Legend N dead heat in Levy leg

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
No bait and switch here. It was as advertised Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the fifth and final preliminary round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   The highly-anticipated first matchup between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Bit of a Legend N---two photogenic figures—was so stirring, neither one wanted to be left out of the picture and they finished on the ...
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3YO trotting fillies compete in Celias Counsel

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Hills Angel, Wanaka and Windsong Magic scored first leg victories in Thursday night's Celias Counsel Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 24 three-year-old trotting fillies were split into three $16,000 divisions for the first leg of the three-week event. Hills Angel made a second-quarter move to the lead and never looked back en route to a 2:01.3 victory in the first division. The John B...
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Levy defectors at the Meadowlands on Saturday

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
On Saturday night the Meadowlands presents a dozen live races with the focus on the featured seventh race, a conditioned pace for a purse of $17,000.   The entrants in this contest are a diverse group with a pair of defectors from the Levy series getting the nod from the morning line maker as prospective favorites.   Always At My Place (post two) dropped out of the Levy a...
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American Horse Council announces new president

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Julie Broadway, the executive director of the American Morgan Horse Association & Educational-Charitable Trust since 2007, has been named president of the American Horse Council, succeeding Jay Hickey, who is retiring June 30.   Ben Pendergrass, who has served as the horse council's vice president of government affairs since 2008, has been named senior vice president for policy ...
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Krispy Apple, Yagonnakissmeornot score

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker continued Friday night (April 15), with a pair of $40,000 divisions comprising the fifth and final preliminary round.   The evening began with Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $7) eschewing an early pocket, then lasting on the lead. From post position 2, she was immediately seated early by Cinamony (Yannick Gingras), but wanted nothing to do ...
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Another 7-win night at Buffalo for Morrill

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
It was quite a night once again for driver Jim Morrill Jr. and he brought trainer J.D. Perrin along for the ride as the pair absolutely dominated the action on Friday night (April 15) at Buffalo Raceway.   Morrill put up another seven-bagger and amazingly moved into a first-place tie in the driver's standings with 51 victories in just 107 starts. He tied the injured Jack Flanigen, w...
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23YO Tyler Smith youngest to hit 2,000 wins

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Tyler Smith made harness racing history at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday as he became the youngest driver ever to reach the 2,000-win mark at the age of 23. Smith came into Hoosier Park's 14-race card on Friday with 1,999 career driving victories and needed just one more victory to reach the career milestone and stamp his name in the record books.   He accomplish...
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Page's 7 victories equals Miami Valley mark

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Chris Page equaled the record for victories on a single card Friday night (April 15) at Miami Valley Raceway by capturing seven of the first eleven races on the 14-race program. The 32-year-old Mt. Vernon, Ohio, native now shares the mark with Josh Sutton, who managed the same feat on Saturday night, April 2, less than two weeks ago.   Page guided odds-on favorite Safe From T...
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Ella V Horse wires field at 1 1/16 miles at Stga

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Ella V Horse (Royal Mattjesty) went coast-to-coast in Friday's feature for pacing mares at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Andy Sardella-trained distaffer set close to identical fractions on the front end as she did two weeks ago when she prevailed in the winners-over class race. On Friday night, Ella V Horse held off the late challenge from pocket-sitting Little Santamonica (Jim...
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JL Cruze, Campbell, and $179k carryover

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
JL Cruze stayed perfect in three seasonal starts Friday night, taking the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at the Meadowlands by 1½ lengths over Shake It Cerry. Opulent Yankee was third.   A 5-year-old gelded son of Crazed, JL Cruze used a change in tactic from his first two victories of the season and was hustled to the top by driver John Campbell before hitting the quarter in ...
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Top trotters to clash Friday at Meadowlands

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
As the beginning of the Championship Meet on May 7 at the Meadowlands draws near more of trotting's elite are embarking on their racing season. The marquee match-up on Friday night pits 2015 Trotter of the Year JL Cruze against multiple Dan Patch award winning mare Shake It Cerry in a $25,000 Open Handicap trot. These two finished just a nose apart in a 1:49.4 world and track record in la...
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In Sweden, Nuncio wins; Wild Honey breaks

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
Nuncio trotted to another victory in Sweden on Wednesday night, scoring at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. At the Bergsaker track in Sweden the same night, Wild Honey was defeated in her European debut. With top driver Orjan Kihlstrom in the sulky, Wild Honey was put on the lead, but then she broke stride in the final turn, with less than a quarter of a mile to race. She was disqualified a...
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