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PA Stallion Series finals held at Harrah's Philadelphia

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomores took front and center stage at Harrah's Philadelphia on Labor Day afternoon (Sept. 7) in the PA Stallion Series championships. Each of the four events carried a purse of $40,000. In the 3-year-old colt and gelding trot, it was Courant A B and Knutsson Trotting's Colbert (Ake Svanstedt) getting the victory. The son of Cantab Hall settled in to an early pocket spot...
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Harrington Open won by Special T Rocks

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
John Cancelliere's Special TRocks ($4, Allan Davis) notched his sixth win of the year Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.3 victory in the featured $16,000 Open.   The 7-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding fought off all comers in his front end triumph over Leyden and Mojo Terror. After assuming command at the quarter mile, Special T Rocks was driven confidently to victory in re...
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Waples sweeps Metro, Pacing Derby, Great Lady

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
It was a big night for driver Randy Waples. The veteran driver, who turned 50 in July, swept all three of the Standardbred racing’s classic races, Metro Pace, Canadian Pacing Derby and Shes A Great Lady, offered Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. From the undefeated Control the Moment in the Metro, to the veteran State Treasurer in the Canadian Pacing Derby to the dominant L A Delight i...
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Simcoe Stakes highlight Pacing Derby undercard

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
The Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotters and pacing fillies served as the undercard on Saturday’s Canadian Pacing Derby card at Mohawk. Canepa Hanover, driven by Hall of Famer John Campbell, overcame being parked out and a battle down the stretch to win the $113,953 first of two Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The Jimmy Takter-trainee settled int...
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Habitat wins Yonkers Trot; Messenger to Revenge Shark

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
The fact that 7-10 favorite Habitat (Brian Sears, $3.40, part of entry) easily won Yonkers Raceway's 61st Yonkers Trot Saturday night is the lead, but there were so many sidebars, where do we begin?   Let's not gloss over the champion, however. Habitat—from post position No. 5—made short work of his seven rivals in the half-million-dollar second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crow...
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Dayson remains undefeated with NYSS victory

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
Now a six-time winner, Margaret and Amy Butler's Dayson ($2.10) drew clear at will for a 1:56 triumph in his $53,500 New York Sires Stakes event on Saturday at Tioga Downs.   Jeff Gregory settled the 2-year-old gelded son of Conway Hall and Nervey's Taurus at the back of the main body of the field early on, better than just the far detached Neymar (Harry Landy), who faltered at...
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Illinois Super Night elims held at Balmoral

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
The countdown to Super Night XXVII began in earnest on Saturday at Balmoral Park as a bevy of stake elimination's for Illinois biggest night of racing were contested.   The action kicked off with a pair of $12,500 Filly Orange & Blue elimination's for 2-year-old pacing fillies. With 16 entered for this stake, the top five finishers in each elimination will return for next week's...
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Final Ohio legs before Night of Champions

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
Ohio Sires Stakes action continued Saturday night (Sept. 5) at Scioto Downs as six $40,000 divisions of freshman pacing and trotting colts and geldings battled. Carl Howard's Primo Giovanni continued to dominate his division, notching his sixth career victory in as many tries with a 1:53.1 track record clocking in the first OSS pacing test with Chris Page at the lines. "This colt has a great mou...
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DW's NY Yank trots to Philly feature win

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
With his first start in an overnight event in more than a month, Ron Burke trainee DW's NY Yank (Yannick Gingras) proved to be tough as nails in the featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. It was a trot for winners over $25,000 lifetime, with a purse of $24,000.   The 6-year-old gelded son of Dilbert Hanover was able to overcome an outside post, settling into poc...
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Topville Cadillac wins INSS 2YO Filly Final

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Topville Cadillac, with Tyler Smith at the lines, turned in another dominating performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 4.  With a final time of 1:53.3, Topville Cadillac used a near gate to wire effort to notch her third consecu...
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Wings Of Royalty soars to NYSS win at Batavia

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Perfect weather and a lightning fast track greeted the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters to Batavia Downs on Friday (Sept. 4) and those participants took full advantage of the conditions to pursue their share of the $120,400 in purses available. Heavily favored Wings Of Royalty (RC Royalty-Sparkling Cider) rewarded his backers as he turned in a very strong p...
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Trotters shine in Champlain and Simcoe Stakes

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week continued Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies and the Champlain Stakes for two-year-old trotters. A group of 12 three-year-old trotting fillies contested a rich $223,193 division of the Simcoe Stakes. Roger Mayotte trainee Elegant Serenity was sent off as the 3/5 favourite from post six, as she entered Friday...
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Training pair dominate OHSS for 2YO fillies

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Trainers Chris Beaver and Doug Hinklin harnessed two freshman fillies each to victory in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests at Scioto Downs on Friday, Sept. 4. Beaver adjusted the bridle on a pair of OSS trotting fillies while Hinklin rigged two pacing distaffs—taking four of six $40,000 tests in the fourth leg of this series for 2-year-old Ohio-bred Standardbred females. It was a fa...
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Bongiorno & Burke team to win 2 NJSS-GA

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Joe Bongiorno and trainer Ron Burke teamed to win a pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Freehold Raceway. Both events were pre-card, non-wagering races and both were $7,000 opening legs for three-year-old pacers. In the event for fillies, Bongiorno guided Lissan to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:57 flat, finishing a length and a half i...
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Seeley Man streaks to Scarborough track record

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Seeley Man continued his dominant freshman season on Saturday (Sept. 5) as the Maine-bred sensation extended his undefeated streak, scoring his sixth consecutive win in his $11,392 division of the Maine Sire Stakes at Scarborough Downs. Owned by Florence O’Keefe and trained by Gerald Smith, the 2-year-old son of Western Maverick-Perfect Launch toyed with his competition throughout the m...
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Wakizashi Hanover, Wild Honey headline PASS 3YO Finals

on 09/05/2015 2:00 AM
Wakizashi Hanover became a seasonal and career millionaire while pacing the fastest mile ever in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship history, 1:48.1, while Wild Honey became a repeat champion, a millionaire, and the richest Sire Stakes career earner in history ($503,260), as the headliners in an outstanding night of racing during the $1.7M Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship Night for 3YOs o...
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Undefeated Control The Moment heads to Metro

on 09/04/2015 2:00 AM
Through the early part of his career, Control The Moment has been in total control. On Saturday, he will try to seize the moment and win the Metro Pace.   Unbeaten in six races, Control The Moment is the 9-5 morning line favorite in Mohawk Racetrack's $685,000 Metro Pace for 2-year-old male pacers. He won his Metro elimination by 3 1/2 lengths last weekend and will start the final ...
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Artspeak, Flanagan Memory, Christoforou win Qs

on 09/04/2015 2:00 AM
On the eve of this year's Metro Pace, the 2014 champion returned to Mohawk Racetrack for a tune-up in qualifying action. Artspeak, last year's 2-year-old champion, and driver Scott Zeron took to the track for the morning's fourth qualifier and turned in a sizzling mile of 1:50.1.   The Tony Alagna trainee went directly to the front for Zeron and posted opening fractions of :28 and :...
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Ontario-sired quartet aim for Metro glory

on 09/04/2015 2:00 AM
The Metro Pace has consistently been one of the biggest races for 2-year-old pacers in the sport.   Each Labor Day weekend, the top 2-year-old pacers from different states and provinces converge on Mohawk Racetrack for the richest race for freshmen. Over the years, the Metro Pace champion has quickly stamped himself as the top rookie pacer.   This year, the Ontario S...
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Breeders Crown 2YO races raised to $600,000

on 09/04/2015 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administrates the Breeders Crown series, will raise thefour freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races to $600,000 each for 2015.   The 12 year-end Championship events will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Woodbine Racetrack.   Given the Society's longstanding mission to support and promote the breeding of Standardbred horses an...
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