Black Is Back is best in Batavia Open

on 08/01/2020 8:23 AM
The first Open I pace of the year saw Black Is Back impose his will on a field of seven, going gate to wire handily to capture the $10,000 feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night.    Driver Dave McNeight III seated the field after taking a quick point position with Black Is Back and then went to the quarter in :28.3 and the half in :57.4. It was there that Class Six (Renaldo Mor...
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Nows The Moment strong in Plainridge victory

on 08/01/2020 8:19 AM
Back in Massachusetts after recently taking a lifetime mark of 1:51.3 at the Meadowlands, Nows The Moment showed early speed and late resolve in capturing the $14,000 Winners-Over trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon.   Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) battled three other horses early off the gate and grabbed the first lead before Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray), who ...
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Roll With Time, Island Of The Sea win INSS splits

on 08/01/2020 1:00 AM
Three-year-old pacing colts performed in their third leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Both winners were guided to victory by Hoosier Park’s leading driver Trace Tetrick. In the first division, Tetrick was victorious with Roll With Time who prevailed in a tight photo. He then guided Island Of The Sea to a gutsy 1:48:4 victory, just a fif...
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Fields set for Doherty, Haughton Memorials

on 08/01/2020 12:52 AM
Plumville Prince scooted up the rail after three horses vacated the pylons on the far turn, then split rivals in deep stretch to record a 1¾-length score in the lone Peter Haughton Memorial elimination for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the trot Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Sent to the gate as the 5-1 third choice in the wagering, Plumville Prince stopped the clock in 1...
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Marseille best in Philly feature trot

on 07/31/2020 11:39 PM
The Muscle Hill-Order By Wish 4-year-old Marseille, whose full brother Rome Pays Off goes in the Hambletonian eliminations Saturday, set a good example for his “younger brother” with a commanding 1:53.2 victory in the $12,800 trotting feature Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Marseille, who posted a 50-1 upset holding off Greenshoe in the Beal final last y...
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FanDuel offers Hambletonian elims prop bets

on 07/31/2020 9:28 PM
he FanDuel SportsBook at the Meadowlands Racetrack is rolling out some interesting and entertaining Hambo-related prop bets for the Hambletonian Eliminations (races 6 and 8) on Saturday night, Aug. 1.    Some intriguing bets include: The two fillies, Ramona Hill & Sister Sledge both advance to the final (-105) Scott Zeron to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in both Ra...
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Plans underway for Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park

on 07/31/2020 7:53 PM
With the 2020 live racing season well underway, including the return of racing spectators on July 4, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Hambletonian Society continue to plan for the 2020 Breeders Crown set to be held on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.   The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series designed to decide year-end honors and d...
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Fonseca looks for Adios score with No Lou Zing

on 07/31/2020 2:15 PM
After a season in which he was prone to missteps, No Lou Zing is finding his best stride this year. No Lou Zing’s display of winning talent is not a surprise to driver Josert Fonseca, who will join the horse in making the biggest start to date in both their careers in Saturday's $375,000 Delvin Miller Adios final at The Meadows. No Lou Zing, who went off stride in all three of ...
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Flamboro Downs' 2020 Confederation Cup canceled

on 07/31/2020 12:15 PM
On Friday, officials with Flamboro Downs announced that the 2020 edition of the Confederation Cup has been canceled. The event for 4-year-old pacers was scheduled to be contested in May, but Flamboro officials made the announcement in April that the race would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and possibly rescheduled to the fall. “Management at Flamboro Downs have made the di...
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Maverick wins, Damien interfered with, in Big M qualifiers

on 07/31/2020 11:21 AM
There was good news and there was some not-so-good news for the connections of last year’s two million-dollar yearling purchases during qualifiers Friday morning at the Meadowlands. While the $1.1 million yearling Maverick scored his first-ever victory in his fourth try, the $1 million yearling Damien made an early break that was no fault of his own in his career debut.   Maveri...
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Breeze Away B sets MDSS record for 91YO trainer

on 07/31/2020 10:07 AM
Ocean Downs hosted four Maryland Sire Stake (MDSS) preliminaries on Thursday. The first division for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings opened the card. Russell Foster sent Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) out of the gate, taking control past the quarter and stopping the clock seven lengths ahead of Goorilla (Googoo Gaagaa) in 1:57.1. Richard Hans is the owner, trainer and breeder of Yall Bene...
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Catch The Fire favored in Saturday's Adios

on 07/31/2020 9:25 AM
It was only three weeks ago that bettors dismissed Catch The Fire at 63-1 in his Meadowlands Pace elimination. Now, he’s the 3-1 morning line favorite to win Saturday’s $375,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   The Adios goes as Race 15 with an approximate post time of 4:02 p.m., and it will offer a Super Hi-5 wager with a 2...
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Freshman colt trotters sharp in Ontario Gold victories

on 07/31/2020 9:02 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted a pair of $108,000 Gold Series divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts on Thursday and Macho Martini and Tokyo Seelster both made their third straight appearance in the winner’s circle.   First off the gate was Macho Martini, starting from post 8 with regular reinsman Bob McClure in the race bike. The pair had to dodge a breaking Royal Tyrone heading ...
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CBF Bantam, Tisadream N win Plainridge features

on 07/31/2020 8:41 AM
Thursday’s card at Plainridge Park featured a pair of $12,000 condition races that both yielded well-backed winners on another very hot afternoon.   In the 5-year-old and under group of non-winners, the Massachusetts-bred CBF Bantam (Shawn Gray) came from off the pace to score a new lifetime mark.   Besidetheseaside A (Ron Cushing) took early command and rattled ...
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Swan In Motion continues winning ways in INSS

on 07/31/2020 8:37 AM
Swan In Motion continued his winning ways at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after he captured the featured event of the evening, the second division of the $31,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, on Thursday. Stopping the timer in 1:54.3 over a track rated "sloppy," Swan In Motion claimed his third straight stakes win and remains undefe...
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TW Lauxmont steps up to win Philly feature

on 07/30/2020 9:56 PM
TW Lauxmont, taking a big step up in class upon coming to Harrah’s Philadelphia from Pocono, nonetheless made it two straight in winning the $13,600 featured trot on Thursday afternoon.   Trainer-driver Tom Jackson put the victorious altered son of Oh So White in play early, securing a pocket tuck behind favored Grapple Hanover, who overcame the outside post eight to put up frac...
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Hawthorne approved for casino development

on 07/30/2020 4:21 PM
Thirty years after Illinois passed legislation legalizing 10 casinos to operate throughout the State, Hawthorne Race Course has been preliminarily approved to become its next casino. Thursday, the Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously that Hawthorne’s ownership and key personnel are “suitable” for eventual casino licensure.   Founded in 1891, Hawthorne is the ...
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Adios, Hambo elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/30/2020 4:07 PM
A big weekend of racing is coming up and we have the stories in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. First up on Saturday afternoon is the Adios at The Meadows, and trainer Ron Burke talks about his enhanced chances with his three starters, including elim winner The Greek Freak, following the scratch of heavy favorite Papi Rob Hanover due to injury. Owner David McDuffee spoke to Gordo...
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Hoosier Park announces purse increase

on 07/30/2020 3:57 PM
Although the start of the 2020 racing season was put on hold for 3 ½ months, it hasn’t taken long for Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s 27th year of live harness racing to produce encouraging gains from all facets of its wagering operations. With that, officials with Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have announced purses will increase by approximately $35,000 p...
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Team Miller's Hambo hopes ride with Big Oil

on 07/30/2020 3:38 PM
On Saturday, trainer Julie Miller will experience her Hambletonian present. One night earlier, maybe she will get a glimpse at her Hambletonian future. Miller sends out Big Oil in the first of Saturday’s two $50,000 Hambletonian eliminations at the Meadowlands. The top-five finishers from each elim advance to the $1 million final for 3-year-old trotters Aug. 8 at the Big M. On Friday...
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