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Trotters tussle In Ontario SS Gold divisions

on 09/29/2015 2:00 AM
Trotting stars were in the spotlight Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, as the Campbellville oval hosted five OSS Gold Series divisions for the square gaiters. Tony Soprano was a dominant winner in his $70,000 Gold Series assignment for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. John Campbell hustled the Bob McIntosh pupil to the lead from Post 1 and they never looked back. After ch...
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He's Watching to stand at stud at Tara Hills

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Tara Hills Stud Farm and Muscara Racing Trust has announced that multiple world champion He's Watching p, 3, 1:46.4 ($1,129,215) will stand stud at Tara Hills' Port Perry, Ont., farm starting in 2016.   He's Watching electrified the harness racing industry during his two-year-old season as he went undefeated in eight starts, all New York Sire Stakes, set five track records and two w...
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Bluegrass action: 2 divisions for fillies; four for colts

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Undefeated in eight starts this season, Jim Doherty Memorial-winner Broadway Donna tops the 16 freshmen filly trotters divided into two divisions of the $259,000 Bluegrass Stakes, scheduled for the eight-race card on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at The Red Mile. The freshman colt and gelding trotters compete on Thursday night.   The two-week Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile begins on Wedn...
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Unique sculpture to be auctioned off Oct. 6

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Bidders at the upcoming Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will have the opportunity to bid on one horse who will neither pace nor trot. An unusual horse sculpture, fashioned by a Danville, Ky., artist from nearly 1,000 repurposed scrap metal parts, will be auctioned on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., to benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. The...
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Papa Ray takes Harrington feature in 1:53.1

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($3.80, Allan Davis) just lasted in his narrow win in 1:53.1 in the featured $12,500 Open II Monday at Harrington Raceway.    The Wayne Givens-trainee held off a late charge by Don't Ya Know for the victory. Leyden was third. Papa Ray, a 6-year-old Village Jolt stallion, recorded his second straight win and fifth triumph o...
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Hot Type overcomes 6 1/2-deficit to win

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Hot Type spotted Tamarind 6-1/2 lengths, then wore him down in the lane to capture Monday's $18,000 winners over $10,000 life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Hot Type was sitting fourth when Mike Wilder sent him first over after Tamarind. The 4-year-old Chocolatier-Lithograph gelding closed in relentlessly despite the sloppy going and defeated Tamarind by 1/2 length in 1:5...
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Darling-Ron Waples team up with Devils Advocate

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Adding trotting hopples to Devils Advocate's equipment bag paid immediate dividends for trainer Jack Darling and driver Ron Waples as the filly rocketed around Flamboro Downs to a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record during the Dundas oval's OSS Celebration on Sunday. In spite of a recall that delayed the start of the first $105,000 Gold division, Devils Advocate kept her mind on her job a...
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More Than Likely upsets in Lady Lincoln Land

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
The richest event of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting fillies put a familiar face back in the winner's circle as veteran conditioner Roger Welch sent out his sixth career winner of the $80,400 Lady Lincoln Land Stake on Sunday at Balmoral Park when the Lynn Wilfong-owned More Than Likely rallied in the final strides to win by a half-length in a career-best ...
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Travel Playlist among NY 2YO champions

on 09/27/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night hosted New York Night of Champions (Part II), featuring four, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 2-year-olds. The NYSS events were each again sponsored by a prominent Empire breeding farm.   Allerage Farm Colt/Gelding Trot -- After a perfect (7-for-7) summer, 3-10 favorite Dayson (Jeff Gregory) "chose” the fall to have his first fall. He jumped it off l...
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Sutton, Tharps each bag five at Dayton

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Drivers Josh Sutton and Randy Tharps each got "one for the thumb" late on the Saturday night (September 26) program at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, scoring five victories apiece. Based on Sutton's pari-mutuel payoffs, the defending driving champion's hot evening wasn't all that unexpected. Patrons who bet $2 on each of Sutton's five winners profited by $15; while Tharps' $2 backers reaped a $66 p...
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Bee A Magician scores Centaur Trotting Classic

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician made Hoosier Park history as she became the first mare to ever win the $210,000 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 26. With David Miller in the bike, Bee A Magician dominated a field of nine male counterparts to win by a length in 1:53. The World Champion mare was able to overcome a long, first over trip to score her second consec...
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Rocknroll Hanover trio take Futurity, Babic finals

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
It was a sweep by offspring of the late, great Rocknroll Hanover in a trio of stakes for New Jersey-sired pacers on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Freehold Raceway.   Rock N’ Roll World captured the New Jersey Futurity while Babic Finals went to Ideal Rocky and On Topof the Rock.   In a battle to the wire between a pair of Mark Silva trainees, Rock N’ Roll World [Roc...
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Venus Delight powers to Milton Stakes victory

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Venus Delight and driver James MacDonald surged to the lead in deep stretch to capture the $300,000 Milton Stakes Saturday night September 26 at Mohawk Racetrack.   A five-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight, Venus Delight captured her Milton Stakes elimination last week and started from post three in Saturday’s rich event for older pacing mares.   The Jeff Bamond Jr. ...
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Boffin, Bushwacker claim Pocono features

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
The trotter Boffin and the pacer Bushwacker went their respective $24,000 featured events Saturday night September 26 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, on a night full of interesting storylines.   Both the feature winners were "pocket rockets” en route to victory. First up was the 5YO Donato Hanover gelding Boffin, a 7-5 second choice who parlayed a two-hole journey behind 6-5 f...
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Grand Circuit action highlights Hoosier card

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Although all fans, participants and bettors were still assessing the impact of Wiggle It Jiggleit’s sensational triumph in Thursday’s (Sept. 24) rendition of the Little Brown Jug, the anticipation for Wakizashi Hanover’s trip to Hoosier Park on Saturday (Sept. 26) to take on local hero Freaky Feet Pete in the $110,250 Jenna’s Beach Boy was at fever pitch. It was a contest of brother ve...
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Yonkers, Hoosier races in Weekend Preview

on 09/25/2015 2:00 AM
While there is plenty of racing on Friday, Sept. 25, you may need the day and evening to catch your breath after the Little Brown Jug before tuning in for the big Saturday cards at Yonkers Raceway and Hoosier Park.   Yonkers plays host to New York Sires Stakes finals for 2 year olds, and the races for the boys are especially competitive, at least on paper. Weekend Preview's Kat...
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1:48.2 by Always B Miki in Red Mile qualifier

on 09/25/2015 2:00 AM
You could say The Red Mile officially kicked off its Grand Circuit meet on Friday morning with some of racing's top performers tuning up in qualifying action.   The biggest effort by far was turned in by the 4-year-old pacing stallion Always B Miki, who has bounced back a second time after suffering broken bones that sidelined him. With trainer Jimmy Takter driving, Always B Mi...
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Atta Boy Dan makes victorious Meadows return

on 09/25/2015 2:00 AM
Competing at The Meadows for the first time since Aug. 1, Atta Boy Dan showed his customary fondness for his home track as he survived a wicked 26.3 opening panel and captured Friday’s (September 25) $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace.   Atta Boy Dan’s travels took him to Harrah’s Philadelphia, Scioto Downs and Charlottetown, where he finished second in ...
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Dune In Red narrowly wins Yonkers feature

on 09/25/2015 2:00 AM
After any number of predictable results in Yonkers Raceway’s weekly Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace, longshots ruled the roost Friday night September 25.   Dune in Red (Mark MacDonald, $21.80) photoed Justhaven’tmetuyet (Jason Bartlett) in 1:52.4 after 3-10 choice Cinamony (George Brennan) couldn’t sustain a second move.   Dune in Red, assigned post position No. 4...
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Muscle Hill fillies win in NJSS action

on 09/25/2015 2:00 AM
Daughters of Muscle Hill won $7,000 divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for trotting fillies on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Freehold Raceway.   Both splits were contested prior to the betting card.   In the division for three-year-old trotting fillies, Marion Millionair was the leader at every call and finished four and three-quarter lengths ahead of...
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