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Just A Jolt wins Dover opening feature

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Just A Jolt picked right up where he left off on closing day last season winning the $30,000 opening day $20,000 Open Pace on Monday at Dover Downs, overtaking front-pacing Dancin Yankee in deep stretch for a 1:51.1 victory.   Tim Tetrick sat second behind the Jim King trainee from the start and had just enough to rush by Dancin Yankee and Eric Goodell in the final strides for eight...
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A big Florida victory for Oho Diamond

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Oho Diamond, the 4-year-old trotting mare that broke Peace Corps 25-year-old track record on opening night, overcame her outside post and seven rivals to score a handy decision in 1:54.2 for Dan Clements in Pompano Park's Open Trot on Sunday night.   The daughter of Ken Warkentin, trained by Renaldo Morales III for owner-driver Clements, scored her 12th win of the season, pushing he...
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Another win for Hannah Miller

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
For the 29th time this season Hannah Miller has emerged victorious in an amateur driving competition with the most recent victory coming in the first division of NAADA's fall trotting series at Freehold Raceway on Saturday against a field of male counterparts when the five-foot; four-inch miss scored a 1:59.2 triumph with Jack's Reef.   A second NAADA event went to driver Bob H...
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Jason Bartlett bags six at Yonkers

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
A week ago, we wrote...George Brennan won half of Yonkers Raceway's program Saturday night, his happy half-dozen including the tandem of $40,000 Open Handicaps.   Now, we write...Jason Bartlett won half of Yonkers Raceway's program Saturday night, October 31, his happy half-dozen including the tandem of $40,000 Open Handicaps.   Bartlett and Ideal Cowboy ($36.20) upset in...
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Somebody As, Hyway Marcus triumph at Pocono

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
Somebody As and Hyway Marcus each took a $20,000 division of the trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, while in the $20,000 pacing headliner, Preparty emerged as the narrowest of winners.   Between the trots, Somebody As had by far the faster time, 1:52.2, a new lifetime mark, leading at every pole and winning by seven lengths. George Napolitano Jr., wh...
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Naquel Harvey captures 'Pink Out' feature

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
Naquel Harvey rushed to the lead with Tough Call, fought off a determined challenger and captured Saturday’s $5,000 Mary McCune Trot, the centerpiece of the seventh annual "Pink Out” at The Meadows to raise money for breast cancer research.   The event, presented by The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), brought together a field of eight female drive...
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Dixie's Boy tops in Xpressbet Stake at Balmoral

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
Looking to bring his sophomore season to a close the same way that he started his second season James & Teri Blackman’s Dixie’s Boy came flying through the open stretch to post an impressive neck decision over six other ICF sophomore’s in Saturday’s (October 31) $8,060 Xpressbet Stake. The final time was 1:54.2 over the sloppy going.   Reserved through the early stages o...
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Cobble Beach earns ninth seasonal win in 1:54.4

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
The last matinee card of the year at Batavia Downs was held on Saturday (Oct. 31) and featured the top-two pacing classes on the grounds and the performances turned in by the winner of each were equally impressive.   Cobble Beach (Jack Flanigen) shook off a couple fringe finishes and took no prisoners going wire to wire in the $10,000 Open pace in 1:54.4. It was the ninth win of 201...
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'Pete', Crazy Wow win big in Hoosier stakes

on 10/31/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete returned to his home state of Indiana and turned in another dominating performance to score his fourth consecutive victory, this time thrilling his hometown crowd in 1:49.3 in the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete used a pocket trip to his advantage to best harness ra...
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Somewhere Sweet a 1:52.2 winner at Dayton

on 10/31/2015 2:00 AM
Despite being the youngest horse in a full field of Open Mares at Dayton Raceway on Friday night (October 30), Somewhere Sweet also showed why she was the richest horse in the $12,000 feature race. The sophomore daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, who finished third in the Jugette five weeks ago, driver Chris Page and Somewhere Sweet sat chilly in mid-pack through brisk early fractions of :26.1, :...
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Write That Down a repeat winner at Batavia

on 10/31/2015 2:00 AM
Write That Down proved that last week’s Open II win was no fluke as he took on the best resident trotters Friday night (Oct. 30) and came out on top in the $9,500 Open trot at Batavia Downs.   When prohibitive post-time favorite Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) left from post six to take the lead, the rest of the field stood down and followed in post one-through-five order behind him. Af...
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East-Vs Midwest driver tourney at Hoosier

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
Not only will some of the best horses in the country go to post at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (Oct. 30) but the best drivers in the country will also be in the spotlight in the second annual East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. This unique challenge will pit the top five drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against five of the top drivers from the East in a five-race c...
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PA, Harrisburg, Hoosier, Vernon in Weekend Preview!

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
The free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, a little bit delayed as we wanted to provide the latest update on the Pennsylvania budget situation. You can read the latest PA news received Thursday night, and we also have a preview of the upcoming yearling sale in Harrisburg. With the dust still settling from last weekend's Breeders Crown championships, the 3-Year-Old Pace...
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Woodbine announces winter LC series

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group is pleased to once again offer a wide range of winter series events for the upcoming months. A total of 12 events will be raced over the months of December, January, February and March. The series finals will feature nearly $500,000 in added money over the course of the winter. The Niagara for three-year-old pacing fillies and the Valedictory for three-year-...
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Meadow Skipper book available in Harrisburg

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
Meadow Skipper will be at the Harrisburg, Pa., Standardbred Yearling Sale starting on Sunday, Nov. 1. At least in spirit and bloodlines he will be!   Meadow Skipper, the untold story, written by Victoria Howard and Bob Marks, is an unofficial biography of the world champion harness racing horse, who singlehandedly changed the direction of an entire breed of animal. Every pacing...
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More progress made to fund regulation in PA

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
After a week of daily discussions between state officials and representatives of Pennsylvania's horse and harness racing industries and its racetracks, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding expressed optimism today (Friday) that a long-term solution to the structural deficit in the State Racing Fund is within reach.   "This has not been an easy process, but it has been an incre...
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Krispy Apple takes Yonkers Friday feature

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $3.40) was too good for the rest of the ladies Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Seated an early fifth from an assigned eight-hole, Krispy Apple watched as Cinamony (George Brennan) worked around Sensationalgabby A. After a :27.2 opening quarter-mile and cheapy :57.2 intermission, it was Krisp...
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Balmoral hosts quartet of Illinois stakes

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
It was a busy night of stakes action on Friday night, October 30, at Balmoral Park as the Crete oval played host to a quartet of Illinois conceived and foaled events featuring both trotters and pacers.   Trotters kicked off the action in race two with a field of seven diagonally gaited 2yo colts and geldings squaring off in the first of two $8,060 Xpressbet Stakes.   When the smoke c...
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Napolitano has six winners at Pocono

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
"Neither ... rain nor ... gloom of night stays this courier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds." 2,500 years later, the "unstoppable force" described above is named George Napolitano Jr., and the leading driver in North America delivered six of his charges to the winners circle on a dark and stormy Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Four of the victori...
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Harness racing superstars to Hoosier Park

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
The best in the sport of Harness Racing will be showcased at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for the fourth and final time this season. With over $1.1 million in purses to be distributed on the evening, Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best cards of the 2015 live racing sea...
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