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Sandbetweenurtoes scores on Philly opener

on 04/01/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 racing season at Harrah's Philadelphia got underway on Friday. The rain held off just long enough to get the 14 race card in, although there was a consistent headwind in the stretch of 20-30 mph. The featured event, which was an upper-conditioned level filly and mare pace going for a purse of $17,500, went to Bradley Grant's Sandbetweenurtoes (Brett Miller). The 5-year-old daughter of ...
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Weiss series get underway Sunday at Pocono

on 04/01/2016 2:00 AM
The $600,000 Bobby Weiss Series of early-closers for developing 3- and 4-year-old Standardbreds, with an event for each combination of gait and sex, begins this Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. This is also the track’s first card of the year on a Sunday, and that day’s racing will carry a special post time of 7:30 p.m. in 2016.   Named for the retired Pocono trackman ...
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Elitlopp Playoff to memorialize Mack Lobell

on 03/31/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that the inaugural edition of the track's newest stake will be titled "The Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff" celebrating the memory of that great trotter. The purse is estimated to be $150,000.   Mack Lobell achieved legendary status in a racing career that spanned six seasons. He was owned during his early career by the One More Time Stables (prin...
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JL Cruze set to make 2016 debut Friday

on 03/31/2016 2:00 AM
At the Meadowlands on Friday night, the 2015 Dan Patch Older Trotter of the Year and Meadowlands all-time track record holder JL Cruze will make his seasonal debut in the second race, a $25,000 Open Handicap Trot.   JL Cruze ascended to the mountain top with a string of remarkable performances at the Meadowlands last year including all of the winter series' then held his form to win...
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New HarnessRacing Weekend Preview available!

on 03/31/2016 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available for download. Once again the big racing action of the weekend is at Yonkers Raceway, with the Blue Chip Matchmaker on Friday and the George Morton Levy Memorial on Saturday. Trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. talked with Gordon Waterstone about his three Matchmaker mares in Anndrovette, Venus Delight and Krispy Apple. He also discuss...
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Wally Hennessey wins 9,000th career race

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey reached the coveted 9,000 win mark on Tuesday night at Pompano Park, securing the milestone as part of a five-win night.   Hennessey reached the winner's circle with Columbia Lion ($3.60) in the first race, Bodacious Becky ($3.60) in the fourth, De Vin's Girl ($9) in the seventh and Winbak Heavenly ($3.20) in the eighth, which was his 9,000th vict...
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Marjorie Marsh, wife of Joe Marsh Jr., dies

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Marjorie Ann Marsh, 83, of Fostoria, Ohio, and formerly of Findlay, Ohio, and the wife of noted horseman Joe Marsh Jr., died March 29. She was born in Putnam County on Nov. 25, 1932, to the late Ralph E. and Orpha M. (Winkle) Dillon. On Sept. 25, 1952, she married Standardbred driver Joe Marsh Jr., who survives along with five children, Ronald, Susan (Jay) Litchfield, Edward (Maureen), Robert ...
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Entry box full for Hoosier Park's April 1 opener

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2016 live harness racing meet will get off to a strong start on Friday, April 1, as the season opener attracted a record number of horses to the entry box. With over 250 horses entered, a total of 14-races have been carded for Hoosier Park's opening night that will be highlighted by full fields and quality racing. Post time for the first race is 5:45 p.m. ...
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WIJI to be first HOY to race in Levy

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit has already done things never before seen on a half-mile racetrack. And he will add to that list when he heads to Yonkers for Saturday's third round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   That's because on Saturday the 4-year-old Wiggle It Jiggleit will become the first returning Horse of the Year Award winner to ever compete in the Levy. The Levy beg...
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Thursday draw for YR/SOA Trot Series

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York about the upcoming YR/SOA of NY Bonus Trotting Series. The series, contested Tuesday afternoons in April, has its first draw tomorrow (Thursday, March 31) for the April 5 opener. The "bonus" in the series name is $10,000, which is paid to the winner of the Apr. 26 final provided all connections (own...
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Rose Run Parker wins second straight feature

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Rose Run Parker endured a brutal first quarter but rolled on to victory — his fourth straight — in Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Assigned post 8, Rose Ron Parker was three wide for most of the 27.1 opening panel and didn't clear to the lead until the three-eighths. But once he settled in for Dave Palone, he held off the l...
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Jasmine K, Epic Smash win first Delaware leg

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Jasmine K and Epic Smash won their opening week Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg filly pace preliminaries at Dover Downs on Wednesday, A 381- shot, Tymal Signature, scored the upset in the $18,500 trot.   The sophomore filly pacers were front-and-center as the DSBF leg kick-off week of stakes continues. Jasmine K, owned and trained by Kevin Switzer, was in con...
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Nutmegs Yankee posts third win of year

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Nutmegs Yankee was overlooked at the betting windows but she rewarded those faithful followers by posting a 1-1/4 length victory over Missevil in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace for the ladies on Wednesday night (March 30).   Sent off at 13-1, Nutmegs Yankee (Todd Cummings) used a ground-saving trip to spring the $29.80 upset in a seasonal best 1:55.3 over the fast track. ...
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Nuncio scores in season debut in Sweden

on 03/30/2016 2:00 AM
Nuncio, the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Futurity, captured his 2016 season debut on Wednesday night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden.   Driven by his owner and trainer, Stefan Melander, Nuncio was sent to the lead after 450 meters. In the middle half of the one-mile race he was challenged by the classy Orrechietti, but that foe was no match. Nuncio pulled away in the homes...
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Woodbine Jackpot Hi-5 pays $134,624

on 03/29/2016 2:00 AM
A horseplayer scored the return of a lifetime with a 20-cent wager on the Jackpot Hi-5 Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A California horseplayer made a 20-cent straight wager on the Jackpot Hi-5 and connected with the only winning ticket for a $134,624.99 (US) return.   The Jackpot Hi-5 race was won by the 2-1 favorite Sir Machalot, but longshots were close behind. Comeonandgetso...
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Wind Of The North breezes to Pompano record

on 03/29/2016 2:00 AM
Wind Of The North, with Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey handling the lines, trotted the fastest mile in Pompano Park history on Monday night in the $15,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The 6-year-old gelded son of Cantab Hall, owned by Joann Dombeck along with trainer Jenny Bier, stopped the clock in 1:52.2, eclipsing Southwind Vavoom's time by two-fifths of a second. Striking Ivy...
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Ron Burke passes $150 million in career earnings

on 03/29/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke has raced at just about every racetrack along the east coast and the one thing that is constant, he knows how to win.   Burke eclipsed the $150 million mark at Northfield Park on Monday night taking the co-featured Open Trot with Barn Girl. Barn Girl raced a majority of her starts in the New York Sires Stakes last year and in late 2015 was sold to Burke. ...
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Macharoundtheclock retired, to be bred to Sweet Lou

on 03/29/2016 2:00 AM
Macharoundtheclock, a mare who won more than $500,000 in her career and thrilled crowds with her patented "Silky Sullivan" rallies, was retired from racing following her start Monday at The Meadows and will begin her career as a broodmare with a booking to Sweet Lou.   Tim Twaddle, who trained the 6-year-old daughter of Mach Three-Summers Soul, said her owner, Seth Rosenfeld's Birna...
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WIJI draws post 7 in Levy Series debut

on 03/29/2016 2:00 AM
When the entry box closed Tuesday morning for Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night program, George Teague Jr. was indeed a man of his word.   There was last season's Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, in and among the 32 leading free-for-allers colliding in Round 3 of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   The 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding tries Westc...
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Anndrovette closing in on Eternal Camnation

on 03/29/2016 2:00 AM
After seeing her 2015 season cut short by illness, Anndrovette is back to the races at age 9 and chasing Eternal Camnation's earnings record for a female pacer. And while it might be tempting to count out the multiple-award-winning Anndrovette at this stage of her career, it might also be foolish.   Anndrovette, who finished third in her seasonal debut last week in the Blue Chip Mat...
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