Papi Rob Hanover rolls to Adios Final in world record 1:47.1

on 07/25/2020 9:09 PM
Papi Rob Hanover blazed his way to the $375,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids in a world record 1:47.1, a world record for a 3-year-old colt on a five-eighths mile track. Also winning eliminations Saturday at The Meadows were The Greek Freak and Catch The Fire.   Joining the three winners in the Aug. 1 final are Later Dudes, Chief Mate, No Lou Zing, Sweet Truth, ...
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Plainridge to host the sport's top mares on Spirit Sunday

on 07/25/2020 4:21 PM
When the Grand Circuit makes its midsummer stop in Massachusetts on Sunday (July 26), the top three aged mares currently competing in the sport, all who are multi-million dollar winners, will be on hand to compete in the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot and $100,000 Clara Barton Distaff Pace at Plainridge PArk.   The much anticipated third round of the year between Atalanta and M...
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Altar, Southwind Tyrion score in NJSS Finals

on 07/25/2020 8:30 AM
  They might have taken different paths to get there, but Altar and Southwind Tyrion both found their way to the winner's circle in a pair of $160,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals at The Meadowlands Friday night.   Altar, a daughter of Muscle Hill-Swan Hot Mama, led at every call in taking the 2-year-old filly trot for driver Dave Miller and trainer Per Engblom. After hea...
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Track Record for Reflect With Me in Nadia Lobell

on 07/25/2020 8:27 AM
Reflect With Me ventured to Harrah's Hoosier Park for the first time in her illustrious career and made her Hoosier Park debut a winning on Friday, July 24 as she captured the featured event of the evening, the $100,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies. Stopping the timer in an eye-catching 1:48.2, Reflect With Me destroyed the previous track record for three-year-old pa...
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2-year-old fillies battle in Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto

on 07/24/2020 11:06 PM
Summer Touch left no doubt she was much the best in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on a steamy Friday night July 24.      Trained by Ronnie Burke, the daughter of Well Said paced through fractions of :27.3, :57.2 and 1:26.2 before stopping the timer in 1:54.2 for driver Chris Page, who notched his 81st victory of the s...
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Schadel family on a roll during PA Fair racing at Bedford

on 07/24/2020 9:34 PM
The fortunes of weather finally smiled on the southwestern Pennsylvania city of Bedford this year, so that the Bedford Fair could conduct both cards of racing on Thursday and Friday.   And to succeed, it helped to be named Schadel.   Over the 22 races during the two days of racing, Todd Schadel trained and drove nine winners. Included among them was the fastest winner of th...
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Grand slams for Gray, Ducharme, Campbell at Plainridge

on 07/24/2020 9:33 PM
Driver Shawn Gray, trainer George Ducharme and owner Ray Campbell Jr. all pushed themselves up the statistical ladder on Friday (July 24) after each scored a grand slam at Plainridge Park.   First Gray and Ducharme teamed up for a pair of victories with Dramatra ($2.80) who took an overland route to a 1-1/2 length, 1:55.3 lifetime mark win and Without A Warning ($2.80) who jogged home...
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Wally Hennessey wins five including feature at Tioga

on 07/24/2020 9:32 PM
Wally Hennessey drives five winners including Prairie Cougar in the featured $8,000 fillies & mares open handicap at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 24). Prairie Cougar ($5.30) battled Tay Tay M (Jim Taggart Jr.) out of the gate.  Prairie Cougar went on by and led to the first quarter in :27.0.  She would slow down the pace using a :30.1 second quarter as she hit the half ...
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Can trainers, drivers enter Canada?

on 07/24/2020 5:35 PM
Woodbine chief executive officer Jim Lawson has told harness racing journalist Harold Howe that the track is working with government officials to come up with a plan so American-based horsemen can travel into Canada to race their horses in Woodbine Mohawk's major stakes.   “It is not easy to get into Canada and, quite frankly, I’m not clear on how some people are getti...
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Cleary takes Adios shot with Rockin With Aces

on 07/24/2020 10:26 AM
In 2013, a young Irishman determined that he would make his living in harness racing, and that to do so, he would need to leave his homeland, where the sport is largely a part-time pursuit. Thus, he left County Cork to seek success in North America.   And he found it. On Saturday, that young man, Robert Cleary, will mark his first appearance in the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orc...
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STA accreditation app now available

on 07/24/2020 10:22 AM
The 2021 application for accreditation by the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) is now available and can be found at   The deadline to submit the annual application and all supporting materials is Oct. 15, 2020. Previously accredited groups must re-apply each year. STA accreditation provides aftercare organizations with indepe...
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Morairtime 1:52.3 Philly feature winner

on 07/24/2020 10:21 AM
The Airzoom Lindy mare Morairtime opened a big lead fairly early in the $14,400 featured trot Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, then held on to virtually all of that lead through the wire while taking a lifetime mark of 1:52.3.   Jack Parker Jr., driving for trainer Carol Jamieson-Parker and owner James Moore III, zoomed away from the gate with Morairtime, putting up ...
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Avery Seelster wins Plainridge feature

on 07/24/2020 10:19 AM
After being narrowly defeated in the preliminary round, Avery Seelster bounced back with a statement victory in the $20,000 Freedom Trail series final for resident pacing mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (July 23) after a deluge of rain delayed the races for almost 30 minutes.   Trainer/driver John Nason got away fourth from the pylons and stood pat until just past the :...
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3FP Racine Bell takes 1:51 mark in NYSS

on 07/24/2020 10:14 AM
Vernon Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (July 23).  Both divisions raced for a purse of $58,000. Racine Bell (John MacDonald) won the exciting first division. Racine Bell ($10.60) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter is :26.2. Cash Roll (Matt Kakaley) went first-over from t...
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2CT Macho Martini 2-for-2 with 1:56.3 win

on 07/24/2020 10:11 AM
The team of driver Bob McClure, trainer Luc Blais and owner Serge Godin’s Determination captured two of four rookie trotting series divisions on Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The annual two-year-old summer series kicked off with the Millard Farms (formerly Define The World) and Pure Ivory each requiring two $20,000 first leg divisions. Ontario Sires Stakes Gold winner Mac...
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Rogers Image's 1:51.2 fastest in ISS 2CP

on 07/24/2020 10:08 AM
Indiana-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 23 as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by four divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the freshman pacers. Rogers Image and John DeLong stole the show after they recorded a national season's record for two-year-old pacing col...
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Adios elims, Nadia Lobell in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/23/2020 3:33 PM
Now that we’ve all caught our breath after last Saturday’s great racing at the Meadowlands, it’s time to turn our attention to The Meadows and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, The Meadows-based Mike Wilder talks about his chances with Catch The Fire in Saturday afternoon’s Adios Pace eliminations and how nice it’d be to...
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Reflect With Me tabbed favorite in Nadia Lobell

on 07/23/2020 2:09 PM
When Reflect With Me races in Friday’s $100,000 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old filly pacers at Harrah's Hoosier Park, she is likely to be something she has not been in her most recent starts — the favorite. Reflect With Me brings a three-race win streak to Hoosier Park for the Nadia Lobell. She closed 2019 with a victory in the Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old f...
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Battle elims set for Monday at Grand River

on 07/23/2020 1:45 PM
A total of four elimination dashes will be contested on Monday, July 27 to determine the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s two featured pacing races during its 30th Industry Day event. The Battle Eliminations race card will also mark the first occasion this season that limited pre-registered AGCO-licensed spectators are allowed to attend the tarmac at the Elora, Ont., track. Battle...
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American Courage unbeaten in four after NYSS score

on 07/23/2020 12:57 PM
There were three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers contested at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night. The overwhelming favorite among the freshman pacers heading into the evening was American Courage (American Ideal-Nota Fool Bluechip- Art Major), who was the dominant force in the recently completed Springfield Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The T...
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