MacDonald, Christoforou injured in Mohawk spill

on 08/03/2020 10:05 AM
Drivers James MacDonald and Chris Christoforou will be out of action for a while after suffering injuries in a race accident Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   MacDonald, who was transported to a local hospital, suffered a concussion and broken collarbone. Christoforou, who walked off the track and had x-rays taken Sunday morning, reported he fractured a hand and an ankle. &...
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A special look at 94 years of Hambletonian history now available

on 08/03/2020 10:03 AM
On Saturday, August 8, 2020 at The Meadowlands, the Hambletonian will celebrate its 95th anniversary. A special look at the 94 years of history surrounding the greatest day in harness racing is available here.
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Kendra N rallies late for Pocono victory

on 08/03/2020 8:50 AM
The Sportswriter mare Kendra N teamed with driver Jordan Stratton to take advantage of a wild front-end battle in the $17,200 mares pacing feature on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, closing the best of all to take a new mark of 1:51.   Summer Charm was sent to the lead early and hit the quarter in :26; favored Bettor Joy N attempted to quarter-move but was...
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Warrawee Ubeaut, This Is The Plan take Philly features

on 08/03/2020 8:47 AM
Warrawee Ubeaut ($17) asserted herself against some of the heavy hitters in the distaff pacing division and This Is The Plan ($4.20) held his ground amid late pressure, giving trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras a sweep of the twin $20,000 winners-over pacing features on Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia. After making her presence felt but ultimately struggling on two occasions ...
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Love A Good Story sets Batavia record in NYSS

on 08/02/2020 7:40 PM
It was a big stake day at Batavia Downs on Sunday as an all-New York Sire Stake card of racing featured 2 and 3-year-old trotting fillies vying in four divisions for a total of $213,400 in purses.   The highlight of the day was Love A Good Story (Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin) who took the second $55,000 division for 3-year-olds in memorable style.    Driver Andy Mille...
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Captain Kirk upsets in Tompkins-Geers; Tall Dark Stranger 4th

on 08/02/2020 8:29 AM
It was a Meadowlands Pace rematch, where third-place finisher Allywag Hanover was looking for some revenge against Pace champion Tall Dark Stranger. But Captain Kirk did not get the memo that said one of the two favorites would emerge victorious. A son of Captaintreacherous-Aria Hanover, Captain Kirk went directly to the top from post 8 before going directly down the road in the $84,80...
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World champion trotter Sebastian K dies

on 08/02/2020 8:22 AM
It is with great sadness that Knutsson Trotting announces that Sebastian K. has passed away from colic. He arrived in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday morning, July 28, to stand stud and he had seemingly taken the flight from USA well. The next few days he ate and drank as normal, but on Saturday, Aug. 1 he developed colic and whilst every effort was made at the Mickleham Quarantine and ...
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Repeat winners in INSS 3FP divisions

on 08/02/2020 12:31 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies closed the curtain on a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $32,000 divisions highlighted the evening’s 14-race card on Saturday. Rain did not deter divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Mystical Carrie who both turned in convincing efforts to find the winner’s circle for the second strai...
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MacDonald, Christoforou involved in Mohawk spill

on 08/02/2020 12:25 AM
Matticulous GB came back strong from a disqualification last week to win Saturday’s $36,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    The Colin Johnson trainee was first to the line for the second-week in a row, this time committing no interference and taking home the winner’s share of the $36,000 purse for owner Brett Thompson.    Sylvain Filion...
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Posts drawn for Oaks; Hypnotic AM tabbed favorite

on 08/02/2020 12:22 AM
The field for the $600,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old fillies on the trot, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 8 and has a post time of 3:30 p.m., with post position, horse (driver, trainer) and morning-line odds: 1. Crucial (Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke), 15-1 2. Next Level Stuff (Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell), 9-2 3. Reba Blue Chip (Verlin Yoder, Verlin Yoder), 20-1 4. May ...
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Ramona Hill, Ready For Moni capture Hambletonian elims

on 08/02/2020 12:16 AM
Ramona Hill rallied from the back of the pack to defeat Back Of The Neck in the first of Saturday’s two $50,000 Hambletonian Stakes eliminations at the Meadowlands and Ready For Moni rolled to victory in the second as the stage was set for next week’s $1 million final.   The Hambletonian is harness racing’s premier event for 3-year-old trotters. The top-five finisher...
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Libfeld-Katz Breeding to again sponsor Breeders Crown

on 08/01/2020 10:19 PM
 Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced today that The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will be the official presenting sponsor of the 2020 Breeders Crown set to be held on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.   The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, founded by Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz more than 25 years ago, is an award-winning breeding operation based ou...
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Southwind Gendry sets Arden Downs stakes record

on 08/01/2020 10:15 PM
Saturday’s Adios Day card at The Meadows was rich with supporting stakes that included a pair of Grand Circuit events for freshmen and two Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters. Here are the highlights:   $59,088 Arden Downs — 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers   Last week, Southwind Gendry scored with a covered trip. In the Gov. David L. Law...
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Hypnotic AM easily overcomes post 8 to win Oaks prep

on 08/01/2020 8:56 PM
Hypnotic AM and driver Brian Sears grabbed the lead on the backstretch prior to the half-mile point and cruised to victory in Saturday’s $15,000 prep for 3-year-old filly trotters entered in next week’s Hambletonian Oaks, defeating May Baby by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:52.3 at the Meadowlands. Solsbury Hill finished third.   Hypnotic AM, the even-money favorite, started from...
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American Courage unbeaten in five after NYSS win

on 08/01/2020 8:50 PM
Tioga Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for freshmen pacing colts and geldings on Saturday. I'll Drink To That (Jim Morrill Jr.) won the $53,100 first division. Major Bean (Jason Bartlett) went straight to the front. Sexy Blue Chip (Wally Hennessey) took over the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :28. Major Bean wen...
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Party Girl Hill bests Lyons Sentinel in Adioo Volo

on 08/01/2020 8:46 PM
Unraced at two, sophomore filly pacer Party Girl Hill launched her career this year with four straight victories, including two wins in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes. The question: How would she fare when she faced the likes of Lyons Sentinel, last year’s divisional champion?   The answer: Very well, thanks. The two squared off in Saturday’s $107,320 Quinton Patterson Adioo Vo...
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Skyway Quinton strong in Pocono feature win

on 08/01/2020 6:11 PM
Skyway Quinton, circling four-wide on the far turn around horses who had been used hard early, stayed strong to the wire to take the $17,200 pacing feature in 1:50.2 on Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Anthony Napolitano kept the victorious son of Real Desire near the back of the pack as favored Alluneedisfaith N yielded to Rollwithpapajoe near the quarter...
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Catch The Fire gives Wilder his first Adios Pace

on 08/01/2020 4:45 PM
Catch The Fire hung tough against a host of pursuers Saturday to capture the $375,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows and provide an indelible career highlight for trainer John Ackley and driver Mike Wilder.   Chief Mate rallied for second at 50-1 while the hard-used No Lou Zing earned show. The winning time over a sloppy surface was 1:49.3. &nb...
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MDSS for 3CP and 3FT in the books at Ocean Downs

on 08/01/2020 12:59 PM
Ocean Downs hosted two splits each for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings and trotting fillies on Friday. The first division for pacing colts and geldings opened the card with a gate-to-wire victory for Nvrfearlloydishere (Eddie Davis Jr.) in 1:54.2, for trainer Arlene Cameron and owner-breeder Pam Wagner. Tough Old Hickory (William Long) racing for the Estate of well-known local horseman...
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Trotting fillies head time Batavia Sunday for NYSS

on 08/01/2020 8:28 AM
The New York Sires Stakes makes its first of two stops at Batavia Downs on Sunday and will feature both 2 -and 3-year-old trotting filly divisions.    There are 16 freshman fillies divided into two divisions, each going for $52,200.    The first group features No Pay No Way (Credit Winner-Not A Diva) who has one NYSS win in only one lifetime start. ...
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