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No Clouds Bluechip 1:56 NYSS winner

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Young fillies on parade was the theme Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $147,723 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Three divisions, at $48,941 per, comprised the event. Soft Ideal (Jim Morrill Jr.) couldn't even wait for the wagering to begin, winning both the draw and the non-betting event. The daughter of American Ideal sat patiently pocketed, then ...
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YR news: bigger purses for 2YOs, moving finish line

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Chuck Sylvester is a name familiar to everyone in the sport of harness racing. The four-time Hambletonian winner excels at developing young trotters. Sylvester will once again have some of his young trotters on display at Yonkers Raceway this Tuesday afternoon (July 21). The 3-year-old trotting colt Talbot Hercules leaves from post four in race five and the 3-year-old trot...
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19 entered, 3 eliminations for Adios Saturday

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Nineteen of harness racing's top 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers will contest the 49th edition of the $525,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Lite beginning with Saturday evening's eliminations at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. The top three finishers in each elimination return for the final on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, with a $50,000 Adios Consolation...
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Artspeak 8-5 favorite for $200,000 NJ Classic

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Artspeak, the Dan Patch divisional champion at two, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, which will be contested as the 11th race on Saturday, July 25, at the Meadowlands.   The filly companion race, the $100,000 Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey, is slated as the seventh race. Both the New Jersey Classic for colts ...
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Captain Primeau to make 100th Big M start

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Captain Primeau is looking to score once more at the Meadowlands.   On Friday night, the 11-year-old gelding is expected to become only the third trotter in 24 years to start 100 races at the Big M. Captain Primeau, named after former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau, is entered in the fifth race on the card and will leave from post four with driver Corey Callahan at the li...
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Smokinmombo, Bright Baby Blues win PASS

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Smokinmombo and Bright Baby Blues each captured a division of Tuesday’s Meadow Bright, a $188,066 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows, and each did it handily on the front end.   Already a winner in PASS action this year, Smokinmombo pocketed Sarcy, the 4-5 favorite, and had plenty left in the lane after a comfortable :58 half to defeat her by two...
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Miss Tootsie Hall sweeps INSS

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired freshman trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the 2-year-old trotting fillies.   Miss Tootsie Hall and Trace Tetrick made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their sec...
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Takter: "Something bothering" Father Patrick

on 07/20/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter has told harnessracing.com that after back-to-back dull efforts he plans on having two-time divisional champion Father Patrick examined by veterinarians. Takter said late Sunday afternoon that while he is still unsure of where he will take the 4-year-old trotter, he believes there is an unresolved issue. "I don't know, it has to be something, but I can't find anything,...
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Adios Week kicks off on Friday, July 24

on 07/20/2015 2:00 AM
Adios Week, the annual celebration of world-class harness racing and family-oriented fun, kicks off Friday, July 24, at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and culminates Saturday, Aug 1 with the final of the 49th Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light, one of the sport's premier events for 3-year-old pacing colts.   Eliminations for the Adios, The Meadows'...
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LV Harkness Breeders' Cup marketing partner

on 07/20/2015 2:00 AM
L.V. Harkness & Co., a Lexington-based provider of fine gifts, interior design, and elegant trophies, has been named an official marketing partner and luxury gift partner for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, Breeders' Cup announced July 20. The 2015 Breeders' Cup will be held for the first time at Keeneland in Lexington Oct. 30-31.   L.V. Harkness is owned by Meg Jewe...
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Sistas makes PA win her fourth straight victory

on 07/20/2015 2:00 AM
Sistas blew away the field in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows, capturing her fourth consecutive win and third straight in the stallion series. The event was contested over three divisions, with I'm So Fancy and Scented Roses taking the other splits. Dave Palone fashioned a stake double behind Sistas and I'm So Fancy.   Pal...
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Autotune Hanover takes Sheppard for 2YOs

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
After a couple of starts failing to grasp the "left foot, right foot” concept, Autotune Hanover (Tyler Buter, $12) picked a good night to have a good night. The $120,000 son of Art Major turned in a solid, maiden-breaking effort Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $107,500 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. It's the Raceway's premier "open” stak...
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Mach It So wins Haughton at odds of 17-1

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
Mach It So (Tim Tetrick) won the $430,600 William Haughton Memorial for older male pacers by a neck on Saturday (July 18) at The Meadowlands in a time of 1:48.1. He's trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr. and owned by Bamond Racing. It was only the second win of the year for the 5-year-old son of Mach Three-Beach Dancer in 12 starts. Lifetime, he has captured 21 of 54 starts with a bankroll of $991...
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JL Cruze returns on supplement, wins Maturity

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
The $443,300 Hambletonian Maturity closed out the stakes races on Meadowlands Pace night, with JL Cruze extended his winning streak to five in the stakes for 4-year-old trotters.   Total handle for Meadowlands Pace night was $4,247,602 versus $4,288,737 in 2014.The last race Jackpot Super Hi-5 Carryover swelled to $208,774.   The gelding has developed into a winning ...
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Creatine wins at St. Michel in Finland

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
Creatine, the winner of the 2013 Kentucky Futurity and 2014 Allerage Trot at The Red Mile, earned a big European victory on Sunday at the fast St. Michel track in Mikkeli, Finland.   This was the first win for Creatine since Jimmy Takter and his Swedish-based assistant Tobias Gustafsson took over the conditioning of the horse. He was previously in the stable of Robert Bergh, known i...
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JK Panache equals Vernon's 1:47.3 record

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
After reeling off three straight sub-:27 quarters, JK Panache ($5.20) not only had amassed a comfortable margin over his four rivals, but he tied Fireyourguns's 1:47.3 all-age pacing record at Vernon Downs in Sunday (July 19) afternoon's $10,000 Open Pace.   Assigned the outside post in a field of five, JK Panache and driver Frank Davis vaulted clear of his four rivals through a sen...
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Sunday racing news from Tioga, Saratoga

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
After a punishing early pace led to defeat in his previous outing, Fireyourguns ($9.30) bounced back with a 1:50.3 triumph in Sunday (July 19) afternoon's $12,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Jim Meittinis sent the 6-year-old American Ideal gelding right to the front, working clear of Bettorsluckystreak (Jim Taggart, Jr.) and Believe This Bob (Corey Braden) on the first turn. Fireyou...
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Letters needed to support Dan Patch statue

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
Susan Schroeder of the Minnesota Harness Horsemens Association, is asking for immediate assistance from the international harness racing community to endorse the construction of a bigger than life size stature honoring Dan Patch at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.   It was at the fairgrounds that Dan Patch set his 1:55 record in 1906, so next year is the 110th anniversary of this gr...
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Wings Of Royalty fastest in NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/19/2015 2:00 AM
Wings Of Royalty had the fastest time of the two $59,100 divisions in the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-colt and gelding trotters Sunday afternoon as he toured Buffalo Raceway's half-mile oval in 1:57.2 on Sunday afternoon (July 19).   Workout Wonder, eligible for the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands in early August, may have taken another step in that direction by coasting to a 1:...
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NY action at Vernon, Saratoga, Buffalo

on 07/18/2015 2:00 AM
After repelling a challenge from odds-on favorite Hot List through the far turn, Let's Go Higher ($5.80) dug in to stave off pocket rival The Filly Princess in Friday (July 17) evening's $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs.   The 7-year-old Cole Muffler mare sprinted out to the lead through a :26.4 first quarter, rating a :30.1 breather on the backstretch before facing stern pre...
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