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Cinamony prevails in Yonkers mare feature

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
It was assigned as a two-horse race, wagered as a two-horse race, and contested as a two-horse race. Favored Cinamony (George Brennan $4.20) was able to the get the jump on rival Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett) Friday night and that proved enough. The formful miss went the distance, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Cinamony, starting from...
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2 Chip Noble-bred 3YOs win OSS at Northfield

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
Four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions were contested at Northfield Park on Friday night, July 17; two for trotters and a pair for laterally-gaited pacers. This was the third contest of the four leg OSS series for 3-year-old Buckeye-bred Standardbred colts and geldings.   Driver Chris Page steered both winners of the divisions for diagonally-gaited equines—winning the first divi...
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SBSW sires 3 of 5 PASS 2CP winners at Pocono

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere, newly-installed into the Living Harness Horse Hall of Fame, sired three of the five winners in the $268,940 first round of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The trio of winners by the great horse included two Ron Burke trainees: Check Six (out of Southwind Vanna), who quarter-moved to th...
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George Napolitano Jr. drives 7,000th winner

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. picked up his 7,000th career win on Wednesday afternoon (July 15) at Harrah's Philadelphia. The meet's leading driver captured the milestone in race two, driving 7-year-old gelding Shark Ingested to victory from post one. Napolitano Jr. has over 140 victories for the meet thus far, leading his closest competitor Corey Callahan by more than 30 wins. He has over $1.3...
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Triple millionaires square off Friday at Big M

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Before attention turns to Saturday's Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace card, racing fans would be wise to focus on Friday night's all-star showdown between 2013 Horse of the Year Bee A Magician and 2012 Hambletonian champion Market Share. The pair faces off in the $26,000 Open Trot that shares the spotlight with four $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals on Friday's 13-race card.   B...
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Katz hopes to wave Canada's flag in M Pace

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Owner Marvin Katz of Toronto said no one should count out his star colt Artspeak on Saturday night in the Meadowlands Pace, one of harness racing's classic races.   "He's a superb horse. He's nearly at $1 million already in earnings. He started the year off spectacularly,” Katz said Wednesday of the colt driven by Scott Zeron.   Artspeak, the fourth betting ch...
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Doo Wop takes on older horses in Haughton

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
After winning the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers, Doo Wop Hanover will try to move to the head of the class in Saturday's $430,600 William R. Haughton Memorial at Meadowlands Racetrack. Doo Wop Hanover goes to the Haughton – where there is no restriction on age – with a four-race win streak after sweeping three preliminary divisions and the final of the Graduate. He has won six o...
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Pinkman, Mission Brief tuning up for Hambo Day

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Pinkman and Mission Brief, last season's divisional champions, headline the 3-year-old trotting stakes Saturday night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. With the $1 million Hambletonian on Aug. 8 looming large on everyone's calendar, the two divisions of the Stanley Dancer and the $187,000 Delvin Miller for fillies offer the final chances for meaningful tune-ups over the track. T...
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Meadowlands Pace preview in Weekend Preview

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's card at the Meadowlands features the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace as well as several other major stakes, and the new and free HarnesssRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. Also included is Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone report on the recent USTA Industry Summit, where he had a prime seat, and Nancy Johansson gave Gordon an update on her 2014 Horse of the Year, JK S...
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Hoosier drivers in race for islands

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Continuing upon the successes of the inaugural edition in 2014, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is excited to announce the second annual Champion Driver Series for the 2015 harness racing season. The 2015 Champion Driver Series will pit the top-ten drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge not once, but twice, throughout the season with the champio...
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National Seelster fastest in NYSS splits

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
National Seelster (Andy Miller, $13.20) ripped out of the pocket and ripped past a prohibitive favorite Thursday night, throwing down the gauntlet with the fastest of three efforts during Yonkers Raceway’s $168,375 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace  Leaving alertly from post position No. 6 in the first, $56.125 event for 3-year-old pacing colts/geldings, National Seelster made the fir...
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Griffon Hanover's 1:54 fastest in Stallion Series

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
There were eight divisions of the $160,000 first leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series event Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and -- with one small exception -- they saved the best for last. The Dragon Again-Guthrie Hanover baby Griffon Hanover worked hard for the early lead, saw two brush by him in the second quarter, then got a clear shot in the famed Pocono Pike and rallied f...
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Tattersalls catalog available for download

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Owners and trainers looking to buy racehorses have a great opportunity coming soon, as Tattersalls will conduct another "all racehorse” sale at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Aug. 2. The Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale gets underway at noon that day, with more than 130 racehorses selling that include a big section of three year olds--57 in all.   The main sale catalog and past performan...
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Bob Johnson has 3-win night at Running Aces

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Johnson and driver Lemoyne ‘Mooney' Svendsen teamed for a trainer-driver triple on the Tuesday program at Running Aces.   Johnson's own Frank's Best took full advantage of his first drop from the open class to capture a top condition trot for his first Minnesota win in six tries. It was the 35th career win for the eight-year-old who topped Margin Call (Rick Magee) and ...
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July 25 Gerrity Memorial to carry $260k purse

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway is set to welcome some of America's finest standardbreds for the seventh annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All (FFA) Pace on Saturday, July 25. The first post time is scheduled for 7:05 pm that evening. This year's memorial pace boasts a $260,000 purse, with total purses for the program expected to top $500,000. New York Racing Association a...
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Sophomores battle in OSS Friday at Northfield

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 3-year-old colts and geldings will be contested on Friday evening at Northfield Park. Post time is 6 p.m. (EDT).   Thirteen trotters and 14 pacers passed the entry box for the third leg of OSS 3-year-old contests, necessitating a pair of $40,000 splits for each gait of sophomores. The trotting divisions have been carded as races one...
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Boston Red Rocks favored in NJSS 2CP final

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Boston Red Rocks, who won both of his preliminary legs, will seek to extend his unbeaten streak to three in the $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Championship for pacing colts, the first of four finals for 2 year olds on Friday at the Meadowlands.   The Steve Elliott trainee has been installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite with John Campbell driving from post two in the secon...
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Indiana trainer Brad Moffitt suspended 10 years

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred trainer Bradley Moffitt has been suspended for 10 years for a positive test for darbepoetin alpha ("DPO”).   DPO, an RCI Class 1 drug, is considered a performance enhancer when administered to race horses. This positive marks the first time a synthetic blood doping agent has been found in Indiana.   The penalty is the result of a settlement agreement betwee...
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Terror At Night fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Terror At Night moved smartly first over to score in a stake-fastest 1:54.1 in Wednesday’s $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers. The event was contested over seven divisions, with Triple Charm, Healthy Gain, Gingertreescarlett, Burden of Proof, Out West Somewhere and End To End Hanover taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman fashioned a stake double behi...
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Goosebump Hanover wires NYSS field at Buffalo

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Goosebump Hanover had to battle to get to the lead but that was the only battle she faced the rest of the way in going wire-to-wire in 2:01.4 over the fast track to highlight the action in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 15). It was the fastest of four divisions worth over $27,000 each but well off the track record of 2:...
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