Hambletonian day in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/06/2020 3:30 PM
The Hambletonian is set for Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news and information you’ll need. Our lead story is about Ramona Hill, and driver Andy McCarthy and trainer Tony Alagna talk about their chance to make history with the filly trotter. Also, Nancy Takter is sending out a pair of starters in the companion Oaks and ...
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Plenty of wagering opportunities on Hambo day card

on 08/06/2020 2:34 PM
The stream of stakes races will overflow as a small creek would after a tropical storm, just like the money that will flood the pools at The Meadowlands on Saturday when the 95th edition of the $1,000,000 Hambletonian takes center stage on “Harness Racing’s Greatest Day.” Post time for the first race is noon.   Sitting atop the list of betting opportunities will...
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WEG drivers, jockeys team up for charity challenge

on 08/06/2020 1:58 PM
Woodbine Entertainment, in partnership with Kraft-Heinz Canada, Thursday announced the launch of the Heinz Challenge, a six-week series to be contested during Racing Night Live on TSN.    The Heinz Challenge pairs a top Woodbine Racetrack jockey with a top Woodbine Mohawk Park driver to create four teams competing for a $5,000 charitable donation from Woodbine.  &nbs...
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Hobbs, Chaptiama cruise in NYSS victories

on 08/06/2020 10:41 AM
There were two divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) action for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters contested on Wednesday evening at Saratoga Casino Hotel and two horses who have been winning machines in stakes action continued their winning ways. The fastest of the $74,500 divisions of the NYSS went the way of the Jim Campbell-trained Hobbs (Credit Winner-Cruella De Ville-Yankee Glide)...
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Charlie May looks to stay undefeated in Saturday's Ohio SS

on 08/06/2020 10:36 AM
Twenty freshmen pacing colts are set to battle in two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS)  on Saturday, at Scioto Downs. This is the third round of the four-leg series for foals sired by an Ohio-registered stallions. First race post time is 6:30 p.m. (EDT).   Odds On Pick Six and I’m Sorry Man are previous leg winners who return in the first OSS division (Race 3).&nbs...
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Favorites flourish in 2YO stakes action at Hoosier

on 08/06/2020 8:27 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes (INSS) action rolled on at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday as two divisions for the freshman pacing fillies and two divisions for the freshman trotting colts were featured on the evening's 14-race card. The betting favorites delivered in three of the four divisions as the 2-year-old competitors squared off in the second round of their six round...
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Purses increasing 25 percent at Scioto

on 08/06/2020 8:27 AM
Eldorado Scioto Downs has increased purses 25 percent across the board starting with the races on Friday, Aug. 7.   "We are happy to announce this purse increase due to great numbers, both on our export signal and on the gaming floor," explained Joe Morris, senior vice president of racing for Eldorado Resorts. "Our property has been outperforming projections s...
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Gia's Surreal strong in Batavia feature; Morrill bags five

on 08/05/2020 10:42 PM
There were some big performances put forth at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 5) as Gia's Surreal muscled her way to victory in the top distaff pace and Jim Morrill Jr. won five races on the card to extend his driving lead for the meet.   After coming up short from a tough spot last week, Gia's Surreal put an exclamation point on her performance in the $9,000 f...
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Captain Corey ties 2YOCT mark in PASS at Philly

on 08/05/2020 10:40 PM
A second purse start, a second win, a second divisional track record. The racing game must seem easy to Captain Corey, as he won his $103,361 section of the second preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, matching his divisional colt record of 1:55.   Handled by trainer Åke Svanstedt, Captain Co...
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Blue Ivy repeats at Meadows; Palone wins 6

on 08/05/2020 10:39 PM
Blue Ivy made it two straight when she roared through the Lightning Lane and captured Wednesday's $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Play For Pay led the field through mid-stretch, but when Aaron Merriman angled Blue Ivy inside, the 4-year-old daughter of Captaintreacherous-All Blue was the stronger mare, scoring in 1:50.3 to match her career best. Alway...
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First-year fillies set to battle in Ohio SS at Northfield

on 08/05/2020 4:05 PM
Five Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions of freshman fillies will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate on Friday night. Two $50,000 divisions of pacing fillies and three $40,000 divisions of trotting fillies are slated to go postward in round three of the four-leg series, with a first race post of 6 p.m. (EDT).   Sixteen OSS-eligible pacing fillies passed the Northfield Park...
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Crawford hopes for Hambo deja vu with Ramona Hill

on 08/05/2020 3:16 PM
It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride for Ramona Hill where the Hambletonian is concerned. The journey has gone from uncertainty, to bleak dismay, to sheer euphoria, to odds-on favorite. And the race is still three days away! In short order, the connections waited until the last minute to enter the filly, then watched disconcertingly as she fell into last place with just over a quarte...
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Sophomore filly pacers in PASS action Sunday at Pocono

on 08/05/2020 8:38 AM
Premium Pennsylvania-sired 3-year-old pacing fillies will be racing for over $300,000 on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including two $93,542 divisions of the third preliminary round of the group’s Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and six $20,000 divisions of their Stallion Series action.   Four different fillies bring victory in Sires Stakes action to Sun...
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Country Girl Charm, What's Your Beef extend streaks in INSS

on 08/05/2020 8:31 AM
Tuesday night was filled with stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With five events in total on the evening’s 14-race card, the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured through three divisions and the 2-year-old trotting fillies went in two. The night saw victories from Virgo, What’s Your Beef and Hello Sweetie Boy for the pacing colts and ...
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Drop-and-pop win for Maewegonow at Meadows

on 08/04/2020 6:22 PM
Enjoying relief from tougher company, Maewegonow took full advantage of the opportunity with a comfortable front-end victory in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 conditioned trot. Although Maewegonow more than held her own against stiffer competition, she clearly relished this spot, as Dan Rawlings sent her aggressively to the point from post 7. The 6-year-old daughter of...
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Striking Encore and 2 year olds ovecome slop at Pocono

on 08/04/2020 3:50 PM
The Encore Encore mare Striking Encore, caught late in this class last week, made amends on the Tuesday afternoon card at a soggy The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, controlling the pace in a 1:56.2 victory in the $12,800 featured trot.   George Napolitano Jr. had few anxious moments with the winner, who has now won three times in five starts since she joined up with trainer Gilbert Garc...
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Mother and son hope for Hambo hurrah with Back Of The Neck

on 08/04/2020 3:46 PM
Judy Taylor has spent decades in the harness racing game, first with her husband Jerry and then also with her son Howard after he followed in his dad’s footsteps, and she says her horse buying days are drawing to an end. So, if her partnership with Howard on Hambletonian finalist Back Of The Neck represents something of a last hurrah, it also has presented ample reason for Judy to ...
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Papi Rob Hanover to Hanover Shoe Farms

on 08/04/2020 11:41 AM
It is with great pride and excitement that Hanover Shoe Farms announces that superstar pacer Papi Rob Hanover will be returning to the farm he was foaled and raised at to begin stallion duties in 2021.   Papi Rob Hanover took a record of p,2,1:50f at two while earning $754,774. He won the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Final, his Breeders Crown elimination, the Matron and Governor’s C...
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Melander sends out Hambo trio, Oaks favorite

on 08/04/2020 9:41 AM
Marcus Melander will send morning-line favorite Hypnotic AM to Saturday’s $600,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands and, for the second year in a row, three horses to the $1 million Hambletonian Stakes final.   Melander’s Hambletonian trio last year—Greenshoe, Gimpanzee, and Green Manalishi S—were the bettors’ top-three choices in the race won by Forb...
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Royalty Again springs 36-1 upset at Plainridge

on 08/04/2020 8:34 AM
Overlooked on the morning line and also at the windows, 36-1 shot Royalty Again turned a furious stretch drive into an instant jackpot in the $12,000 distaff pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.   Ry’s Red Rocket (Matty Athearn) grabbed the lead and took the field to the half in :54.3, and it was there things started getting interesting. Rockin Ellie (Bruce Ra...
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