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Field of 8 for $120,000 Courageous Lady

on 11/23/2015 12:00 AM
The $120,000 Courageous Lady goes postward this Friday evening (Nov. 27) at Northfield Park. The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America's top 3-year-old-filly pacers and has once again attracted an impressive slate of talent. This year's Jugette winner, Sassa Hanover, will start from post three and has been named the 2-1 early favorite by Northfield Park Executive Vice Presid...
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Wiggle It jogs; Del. final to Triple Bottom Line

on 11/23/2015 12:00 AM
Triple Bottom Line pulled a 7-1 upset to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot while Wiggle It Jiggleit downed eight rivals for his 21st victory of the season in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 23.   Driving Triple Bottom Line, veteran trainer-driver Jeff Fout found the passing lane to his liking, ...
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TSM Money Dragon latest $300-plus PA winner

on 11/23/2015 12:00 AM
Beaten 26 lengths in her lone qualifier, TSM Money Dragon didn't generate a lot of wagering attention for her debut Monday at The Meadows. But she blew up the toteboard when she saved ground and scored at 127-1, returning $315.80 for $2 across the board. Dan Rawlings drove the daughter of Dragon Again-Tsmshowmethemonet for trainer Bob Krenitsky, Jr. and owner/breeder Ted Tomson.   W...
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Take It Back Terry scores in Yonkers Open

on 11/22/2015 12:00 AM
Favored Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $4.80) held off the other 7-5 shot Ideal Cowboy (Jason Bartlett) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned inside their four rivals, "Cowboy,” then "Terry” both found front quickly. Take it Back Terry gained the lead right at the :27.1 opening quarter mile. From there, it was a 55.4 half and 1:23....
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Weekend in Batavia gives Cummings 11 wins

on 11/22/2015 12:00 AM
How do you top a five-win night? Simple; win six! That's exactly the kind of weekend Batavia Downs dash driving leader Kevin Cummings had. After winning five races on Friday, Cummings took six of the 12 races on the card Saturday night, including the last five straight races. And he finished second twice and third three times besides. In fact, he was only off the board once all night. That per...
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Napolitano wins 7 on closing night at Pocono

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the winningest driver in North America in 2015, put an exclamation point on his superlative season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs by winning seven races on the closing night's 13-race card.   The septet ran "George Nap"'s final total to 407 wins for the meet, well ahead of his previous one-year mark of 347 set in 2004. This title, Napolitano's nin...
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Resolve, Boston Red Rocks, plus dead heat

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
There have been a lot of questions regarding the older trotters and just who would assume command of the division. After Saturday night, Resolve answered all those questions and jumped to the head of the class, winning the TVG Free For All Trotting Championship in 1:51.4 for Ake Svanstedt.   In similar fashion to his win in the final preliminary leg last week, Resolve moved to the l...
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Mission Brief's 1:51.3 a big statement

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
The buzz around the $144,000 Continentalvictory was centered around two fillies, Mission Brief and Wild Honey, hoping to earn divisional honors with a compelling performance. Mission Brief seized that opportunity and performed like a champion. Sent off as the prohibitive 1/9 choice, Mission Brief was hustled to the lead early in the mile and it was a lead she would never relinquish.   ...
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Sports Sinner, Penn take Dayton features

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
Sports Sinner captured the $11,500 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday (Nov. 21), his third tally in the weekly feature in his last four tries.   Driver Dan Noble left alertly from the 1 post position, but yielded to notorious frontrunner Ice Scraper (Josh Sutton) before the first quarter beam was tripped in :26.4. Enjoying a pocket ride through middle splits reached i...
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John MacDonald, Dewhurst win Vernon titles

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
The 2015 season at Vernon Downs came to a close on Saturday (Nov. 21) evening, with a nine-race card bringing the curtain down on the 90-program meeting.   "We thank all of the horsemen who raced at Vernon Downs this year for another successful meet," said Jason M. Settlemoir, Vice President of Racing at Vernon Downs. " As always, we also thank our loyal customers, and we look forwa...
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Fox Valley Aubrey scores in IL stakes

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled fillies and mares stepped into the spotlight on a frigid Saturday night at Balmoral Park, but things warmed up in a hurry for longshot players as Ronald Phillips and Jesse Ferge's Fox Valley Aubrey, the longest shot in the race at 30-1, lit up the board with a 1 ¾ length victory in 1:53.3 to win the $8,060 Fox Valley Memory Stake.   Perfectly handled b...
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BJ's Bequia captures Saratoga Open

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
BJ's Bequia (Rocknroll Hanover) scored a victory in the Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night.   Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the 8-year-old veteran pacer in the $19,250 feature and swung three wide with him approaching the three-quarter pole while pursuing longshot leader Titus Seelster (Frank Coppola Jr). BJ's Bequia paced past his rivals around the final tu...
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Bettor's Edge goes from last to first in TVG

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
A field of six contested the $400,000 TVG Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Off the wings of the gate, five of the six free-for-all pacers tried to leave for position. The only horse content to watch the action early was Bettor's Edge. That strategy by Matt Kakaley turned out to be the winning one as Bettor's Edge stormed down the center of the track, from dead last, to sc...
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Gonna Fly, Continual Hanover win finals

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Autumn Series for two-year-olds wrapped up Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the finals for the colts and geldings. The $30,000 two-year-old trot and $31,400 two-year-old pace both featured a field of ten.   In the trotting final, Gonna Fly was able to knock off the heavy favorite Matza Man in 1:59.3. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Gonna Fly got away far back in ninth positio...
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Gonna Fly, Continual Hanover win Autumn finals

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Autumn Series for 2 year olds wrapped up Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the finals for the colts and geldings. The $30,000 two-year-old trot and $31,400 two-year-old pace both featured a field of 10.   In the trotting final, Gonna Fly was able to knock off the heavy favorite Matza Man in 1:59.3.   Driven by Paul MacDonell, Gonna Fly got away far back in ninth positio...
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2015 NY breeders awards total $950,000

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York are pleased to announce the 2015 breeders' awards have been approved by the Trustees of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. The list of awards can be found here. The total amount approved for immediate release to the Breeder's of New York- bred two and three year olds horses that competed in NYSS events was $950,000. The 201...
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Retired Coldheartedrevenge has new home

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
After a long journey, Coldheartedrevenge has returned to western Pennsylvania with a new lease on life. The gelding, now 14 years old, started his racing career in 2003.He achieved quite a bit on the track, earning more than $847,000, some of which came at The Meadows several seasons ago. He raced for many trainers over the years, but in 2012, at the age of 11, his racing career came to a clos...
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Hawthorne stall applications due Dec. 1

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded that Hawthorne Race Course stall applications for 2016 are due by Dec. 1. Stall applications can be found be on the Hawthorne website at http://www.hawthorneracecourse.com/ . Completed applications can be faxed to Jim Miller at (708) 780-3727. They can also be e-mailed to jimmiller@clubhawthorne.com or mailed to Jim Miller c/o Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie, Ci...
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Sylvain Filion receives congrats from uncle Herve

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
When Sylvain Filion won his 8,000th race at Woodbine Monday night, naturally he received congratulatory wishes. The morning after recording the milestone, Filion received a special phone call from the man who once led the world in harness racing victories.   "The first phone call I had yesterday morning was my uncle Hervé," Sylvain said Wednesday morning in an interview with D...
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EL Titan to be retired after Saturday's TVG

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
EL Titan 4,1:51.2f ($683,073) the 4-year-old son of Muscle Hill–Courtney Hall, will make his final start on Saturday at the Meadowlands in the $400,000 TVG Free-For-All Final. He will then be brought to Southwind Farm in Pennington, NJ, to begin freezing his semen for export to Europe.   Under the management of Southwind Farm, EL Titan will then be sent to Tara Hills Stud...
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