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Kadabra fillies dominate in Ontario Sires Stakes

on 08/05/2015 2:00 AM
Ontario's elite trotting fillies continued to impress fans as they battled in their third Gold Series event at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. More than half of the fillies entered in the trio of $70,000 Gold divisions were sired by Kadabra and when the evening was over, all three trophies had been awarded to daughters of Kadabra.   Starting the sweep was Ready Any Time, who sp...
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Racing applications for Rosecroft available

on 08/05/2015 2:00 AM
The 27-night summer-fall racing season at Rosecroft Raceway kicks off Saturday, Sept. 19. Racing applications are now available at http://www.rosecroft.com/ under the "Horsemen” section and must be submitted for consideration by Aug. 31.   "The racing program continues to gain momentum at Rosecroft and we anticipate a purse increase going into this summer – fall meet,” said Pe...
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Nuncio wins over Daley Lovin in Stockholm

on 08/05/2015 2:00 AM
Nuncio, the runner-up in last year's Hambletonian, won at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday night. Racing barefoot for trainer-owner Stefan Melander, Nuncio won the 2,140-meter race in a mile rate time of 1:54.4, but he had to work for it. Melander left with him post 7, but dropped back at the pylons as Orjan Kihlstrom (Exodus Hanover) and Erik Adielsson (Daley Lovin) left s...
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Dayson much the best in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/05/2015 2:00 AM
He’s yet to taste defeat and judging from his performance on Wednesday (Aug. 5) at Batavia Downs, it might be quite some time before that happens. Dayson (Conway Hall-Nervey’s Taurus) simply obliterated the competition in his $55,500 leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings and set a new lifetime mark in the process. When Dante (Ake Svanst...
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Control The Moment takes Mohawk final

on 08/04/2015 2:00 AM
Control The Moment capped off his dominance of the Dream Maker Series with a 1:52.1 victory Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Brad Maxwell trainee came into Monday's $36,400 final off a pair of easy victories in the preliminary legs and delivered another similar effort for the series sweep. The scratch of Kokanee Seelster brought the field down to just four two-year-old pacers...
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Youth Foundation Hambo Day drivers set

on 08/04/2015 2:00 AM
Four talented and dedicated young ladies have been selected to compete in this year's Harness Horse Youth Foundation driving demonstration at The Meadowlands on Hambeltonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 8.   They are Katilee Dunn of Honesdale, PA; Alexandra Urbanski of Jackson, NJ; Hayley Halloran of Lewes, DE; and Emily Clemons of Holland Patent, NY. The non-wagering event is a one-half mil...
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At Maine's Topsham, Mosher drives 6,000th winner

on 08/04/2015 2:00 AM
One of Maine's top harness racing drivers and veteran horsemen has reached a career milestone. After achieving his first win in 1977 at the Skowhegan State Fair, Gary Mosher can now be called Mr. 6,000 after piloting So What Who Cares to career victory number 6,000 at the Topsham Fair on Monday (Aug. 3) in the sixth race.   The horse may be named So What Who Cares (owned by Victoria...
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Palone wins 9 at The Meadows

on 08/04/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Dave Palone enjoyed one of the "winningest” single programs of his career Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted nine winners — including Cowgirl Hall in the feature.   Palone's best single-card haul came April 21, 2008, when he collected 11 victories. He also drove 10 winners at The Meadows on Sept. 11, 1999 and again on July 6, 2002.   In Tuesday's fea...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit confirmed for Milstein

on 08/04/2015 2:00 AM
The Carl Milstein Memorial, Northeast Ohio's premier race, is scheduled for its second edition on Friday, Aug. 14. The Grand Circuit event has attracted the best sophomore colt pacers in the sport of harness racing.   It has been confirmed by owner George Teague Jr. that pacing superstar Wiggle It Jiggleit will enter this year's Milstein. Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 15 of 16 career ...
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Fear strikes at 41-1 in Hanover 2CT

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Hanover Stake season drew to a close on Sunday with a pair of trotting events for 2 year olds sharing top billing on the 10-race program.   The "girls” kicked off the action in race three with a compact field of eight diagonally gaited fillies battling for a purse of $22,400.   Looking to avenge her first career loss after a break took her out of contenti...
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Oaks winner Spirit To Win gets loose and dies

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly trotter Spirit To Win, who won her elimination for the Hambletonian Oaks on Saturday at the Meadowlands and was considered one of the favorites to win this Saturday's final, died Monday morning when she got loose at a farm in New Jersey.   Co-owner Fred Hertrich III tweeted this morning; "We are extremely sad to announce that our filly and 2014 Ha...
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Broken wrist sidelines Campbell for Hambo Day

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell, who broke his left wrist in an accident during qualifiers last Friday morning at the Meadowlands, told harnessracing.com Monday morning that he will continue to be out of action on Hambletonian Day this Saturday at the Big M. Campbell said he his hopeful the wrist will mend enough so that he can race on the Super Stakes Saturday card on Aug. 22 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun...
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19 entered in Hambletonian

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
Nineteen 3-year-old trotters have been entered for Saturday's Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. The 18 male trotters and one filly (Mission Brief) will contest two eliminations on Saturday afternoon with the top five finishers in each returning for the same-day decisive final.   The Ron Burke-trained Mission Brief is attempting to become just the 13th filly to win the Hambletonian, and the...
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Propulsion tops Meadowlands sale at $210,000

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale, held Sunday afternoon in the race paddock at the Meadowlands, got a big boost from the presence of Swedes in town for the Hambletonian. Daniel Reden, who trains horses for Bengt Agerup's (Brixton Medical) Swedish division, Stall Zet, had the final bid of $210,000 for the 4-year-old trotter Propulsion.   Propulsion had been racing out...
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MDSS 3YO finals held at Ocean Downs

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Maryland Sires Stakes 3-year-old summer finals were held on Sunday at the Casino at Ocean Downs.   Helaine's Firebird (Allie's Western-Flannel Yankee) continued to dominate the pacing filly division, winning in 1:59.2 over rival Jodi's Sweety (JK Outlaw-Queen Jodi) for owner Frank Chick and the trainer-driver combination of Cory Mumford and Charles Perry Jr. Tom and Linda W...
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Pinkman, Mission Brief favored in Hambo elims

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
Despite drawing the outside post 10, the Jimmy Takter-trained Pinkman has been installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the first of two eliminations for the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The Ron Burke-trained Mission Brief, attempting to become the first filly in 19 years to win the Hambletonian, is the 6-5 favorite in the second elim from post 2. The ...
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Barn Doll jogs in 1:58.1; Jewel In Hock sets mark

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
The die was cast early in the card at Monticello Raceway on Monday (Aug. 3) as front end speed held up for seven of the eight New York Sires Stakes contested.   In race 4, first heat of the Sire Sires, going for a purse of $61,300, the Ken Jacobs-owned filly Jewels in Hock was no different as she went wire to wire to score in 1:56.3, 2 ticks off the track record held by Gerri J...
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Magnum J third "Waterloo" winner for McNairs

on 08/03/2015 2:00 AM
Gregg and Doug McNair had another outstanding afternoon on Monday (Aug. 3) during their local oval's annual showcase of harness racing. The father-son duo — the top trainer and driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 2014 — took four horses to Grand River Raceway for the 25th Industry Day program and went home with three wins and one third.   Kicking off Team McNair's...
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Bee A Magician wins Yonkers feature from post 8

on 08/02/2015 2:00 AM
We offer up the Saturday night idiom, "Give them an inch and they'll take a mile.” We do so because after Texican N (Eric Carlson, $7) won the first of Yonkers Raceway's $48,000 co-features by an inch, Her Highness, Bee A Magician (Brian Sears, $2.50), won the other by a mile.   Bee A Magician, as the 1-4 favorite, took no prisoners from an assigned eight hole in the Open Handica...
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No surprises in NYSS 3FP divisions

on 08/02/2015 2:00 AM
The mutuel payouts may have been small, but the purses were spread around in the 3-year-old filly pacing division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Sunday. A different sire, driver and trainer won each leg of the series as they represented the best New York State has to offer for this sex and gait.   In the first $39,200 division, Mosquito Blue Chip (Jim Morril...
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