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EZ Noah wins third straight at Harrington

on 06/15/2015 2:00 AM
L&J Racing Inc.'s EZ Noah (Tony Morgan, $2.60) continued to relish the Delaware air with his third straight win, this one in 1:51.4, Monday in the $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.  The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding had spent the winter in the tropical climate of Pompano Beach, Fla., where he raced at Pompano Park.   Sent off as the 1-5 favorite Monday, the Josh ...
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Royal Wire/Swick like 2YO Rodeo Rock

on 06/15/2015 2:00 AM
After several years of dabbling with Thoroughbreds, trainer Don Swick's focus has returned to harness racing. And although he is only operating a six-horse stable, the most important number is one. Rodeo Rock is the one.   A 2-year-old male pacer, Rodeo Rock was among the winners at qualifiers Monday at Gaitway Farms. Rodeo Rock, making his second qualifying effort of the season, wo...
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DQ needed to determine Roses Are Red field

on 06/14/2015 2:00 AM
Lady Shadow and Colors A Virgin were victors in their respective $35,000 Roses Are Red eliminations, for pacing fillies and mares, on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   With Doug McNair in the bike, Lady Shadow captured the first elimination in front-stepping fashion. As soon as the starting gate's wings closed, Lady Shadow brushed to the lead and that is where she remained, putt...
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Lyonssomewhere 1:48.2 Big M winner

on 06/14/2015 2:00 AM
Last season, Lyonssomewhere won a leg of the pacing Triple Crown, when he scored in The Cane Pace at Tioga Downs. Amazingly, that was the last time the son of Somebeachsomewhere found the winner's circle. That changed on Saturday night at The Meadowlands. Making his fourth start of his four year old season, Lyonssomewhere was exiting back to back fourth place finishes in The Graduate serie...
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BBS Sugarlight wins Oslo Grand Prix

on 06/14/2015 2:00 AM
BBS Sugarlight, a Norwegian-trained trotter, gave the hometown crowd something to cheer about in Oslo on Sunday when he won the Oslo Grand Prix at the Bjerke track. It was the first Norwegian victory in the race since 2005, when Steinlager captured the ace.   Oasis Bi, with Björn Goop, took the early lead. After 500 meters, Peter Untersteiner and BBS Sugarlight took contr...
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Michigan HOFer Eddie Morgan Jr. dies

on 06/14/2015 2:00 AM
Edward "Eddie" Morgan Jr. of Leslie, Mich., died Sunday, June 14, at age 75. The longtime trainer-driver was inducted into the Michigan Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.   Over the course of his driving career Mr. Morgan collected 4,724 wins and generated a total of $7,689,479 in purse earnings. Among his biggest victories was capturing the Kentucky Pacing Derby at Loui...
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Breakfast with the Babies at Meadowlands report

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
Breakfast with the Babies on Saturday morning drew a large crowd of interested observers on a lovely morning with fluffy clouds, a pleasant breeze and temperatures in the mid-70's as the races began at 9:30 am.   Jimmy Takter and Yannick Gingras were back from an exceptionally successful trip to Mohawk last night and they picked up right where they left off, sharing a win in the first race ...
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Sand Savage picks up 5th win in 7 starts

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
Sand Savage played the old give-and-go with Mr. Perserverance and kept right on going to the winner's circle in the featured $10,500 Open I-II pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 13). The victory kept a torrid streak going for the 8-year-old Sand Savage (Allamerican Native-Sheer Hose). In his last seven starts, he has five wins and a pair of narrow second-place finishes.   ...
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PASS to Uncle Lasse, Pinkman, Wicker Hanover

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
The 2014 Dan Patch trotting colt champion Pinkman and Jimmy Takter stablemate Uncle Lasse are now perfect in three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes starts this year after capturing their divisions of the $223,617 three-year-old trotting colt third prelim Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the third section, Wicker Hanover, the only non-Takterite to win in 10 cuts of this event in 2015, ...
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Nicole Potts Royale Rose rolls to Chicago win

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
A trio of Illinois conceived and foaled stakes action highlighted a busy Saturday both on and off the track at Balmoral Park. With the 7th Annual Runnin' With the Horses 5K run held earlier in the day and a large crowd enjoying the live music and fun at the annual "Brewhaha” craft beer festival on the apron, fans were able to get their first look at some of this season's two-year-old pacing...
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JK She'salady suffers first career loss

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
Sassa Hanover and Moonlit Dance were upset minded three-year-old pacing fillies who beat their favored rivals in their respective $35,000 Fan Hanover eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   JK Shesalday, reigning Horse of the Year on both sides of the border, had a perfect 13-for-13 record going into the race, but Sassa Hanover played giant-killer and snapped her strea...
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No Bad Dreams takes Pompano feature

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
No Bad Dreams, given a picture perfect drive by Bruce Ranger, gave his competition a nightmare of sorts on Saturday night at Pompano Park, virtually wiring a classy field in the $9,500 Winner's Over Pace in 1:52.1.   The four year-old son of Dream Away, trained by 81 year-old Marc Aubin for Dan and Jacalyn Boddie, earned his seventh win of the year in 11 starts, defeating Raji's Blu...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit leads NA Cup elim winners

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
The finest three-year-old pacers in harness racing battled it out Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a trio of $50,000 eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The first Cup elimination saw the undefeated Wiggle It Jiggleit (pictured), as expected, prevail with yet another dominant performance. The other two elims went to In The Arsenal and Wakizashi Hanover.   Se...
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Bourbon Bay captures Tioga's top trot

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
After a relaxed mid-pack start, Bourbon Bay ($7.70) sustained a push to the fore en route to a 1:54.2 victory in Saturday (June 13) evening's $14,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs.   The 4-year-old Sand Vic gelding was away slowly, settling into the fourth spot after Tag Up and Go (Kyle DiBenedetto) and Its Payday Friday (Dan Clements) both broke stride in the early stages. After Awsome Valley...
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New England horseman Ed Billewicz, 58, dies

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Edward B. Billewicz (formerly of Lawrence, MA) passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 8, in New Jersey the result of a car accident. He was 58.  The son of Edward J. and the late Florence (Muenzner) Billewicz, he lived the first half of his life in Lawrence, graduating from Holy Trinity Grammar School, Central Catholic in 1974 and Lowell Technological Institute (now Lowell Univer...
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Caramore splits highlight Saturday Big M card

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night live racing at the Meadowlands offers 13 races led by three divisions of the second leg of the Caramore Pacing Series.   Caramore was the star of an emerging New Jersey Sires Stakes program in the early 1980s and is remembered with this series that blends the two New Jersey harness tracks, welcoming Freehold horsemen to race at the Meadowlands while their home track i...
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World Cup scores in 1:50.4 at Meadowlands

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
The elements came together perfectly for some fast times in East Rutherford, N. J., on Friday evening. With temperatures approaching 90 degrees and a great deal of humidity, the one-mile oval at the Meadowlands was lightning fast for the 12-race program.   The mile that had the grandstand buzzing came in the sixth race, upper-level condition trotting event. A field of seven accomplis...
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"Canepa," French Laundry win Goodtimes elims

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Canepa Hanover (pictured) put the entire 3-year-old trotting colt division on notice with another dominant performance Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A group of 13 sophomore trotting colts and geldings were split into two $30,000 eliminations for the Goodtimes Stakes. The first elimination featured New Jersey Sires Stakes champion Canepa Hanover and the Jimmy Takter trainee more...
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Bee A Magician sets Canadian record

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician (pictured) set a Canadian record in her return to Mohawk Racetrack Friday night for the Armbro Flight eliminations.   A fantastic group of 17 older trotting mares were split into two $35,000 eliminations to qualify for the $272,000 Armbro Flight final. Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, headlined the first elimination and continued her impressive 5-year-old season ...
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Repeat winners in Hoosier Park features

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted a 14-race card on Friday that was highlighted by the $21,000 Invitational Trot and $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares. Both of the featured events saw familiar faces in the winner's circle as Penn and Montenegro scored decisively in their respective divisions.   Penn, with Darrell Wright in the bike, rebounded from a second-place f...
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