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Adios Day without spectators at Meadows

on 07/27/2020 9:05 AM
Aug. 1 will be the 54th running of the Adios at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. In addition to this important stake for three-year-old pacing colts, the remainder of the card is also full of stakes races.   The sister stakes, the Adioo Volo for 3-year-old pacing fillies, will also be presented. Two-year-old pacers will show their talents on Saturday as the Arden Downs...
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PL Notsonice sets 1:52.4 Ontario record

on 07/27/2020 9:01 AM
Rideau Carleton Raceway rolled out the red carpet for Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday, July 26, and a very fast carpet it turned out to be. Three Gold Series divisions, five Grassroots divisions and one Prospect Series division went postward at the Ottawa oval and in the first $71,467 Gold Series split P L Notsonice roared to a track, Ontario Sires Stakes an...
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Amigo Volo, EL Ideal sharp in PASS victories

on 07/26/2020 9:13 PM
Amigo Volo and EL Ideal, a pair of winners of over $500,000 last year who had not yet regained their stellar form of the previous season, showed they are now headed in the right direction by easily winning their respective $95,367 divisions of the first preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting males during the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. ...
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Ambassador Hanover, Dee’s Red Delicious win NYSS splits

on 07/26/2020 6:31 PM
Tioga Downs welcomed two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting colts and geldings Sunday afternoon. Both divisions raced for a purse of $53.100. Ambassador Hanover (Ake Svanstedt) hung on to capture the first division. Ambassador Hanover ($4) charged to the front out of the gate to grab the lead. Creemore (Verlin Yoder) came first...
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Manchego, Shartin N sensational at Plainridge

on 07/26/2020 6:25 PM
Manchego put on a display of devastating speed in a gate to wire victory in the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot at Plainridge Park on Sunday and set a new world record for aged trotting mares over a five-eighths mile track when she tripped the timer in 1:49.3.    Manchego broke her own world record of 1:50.1 set at Hollywood Dayton Raceway in 2019. The time also smashe...
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Tattoo Artist holds on in OSS at Mohawk

on 07/26/2020 8:36 AM
Tattoo Artist collected his second Gold Series and fourth-straight victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (July 25) as the three-year-old pacing colts met for the second time in their Ontario Sires Stakes season. Lining up at post 1 with Bob McClure in the race bike, Tattoo Artist took a brief spin in the pocket as Aneto led the field of six to a :26.4 opening quarter. But McClure soon mov...
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Sister Sledge "Geers" up for Oaks, carryovers loom at Big M

on 07/26/2020 8:31 AM
Sister Sledge threw her hat into the ring as a big-time contender in the August 8 Hambletonian Oaks with a dominant performance in one of three Tompkins Geers divisions at The Meadowlands Saturday night.   In the second of two splits for 3-year-old filly trotters, driver Yannick Gingras was patient early with Sister Sledge, vacating the three-hole after the quarter and clearing the to...
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2YO trotting colts close out week's stakes action at Hoosier

on 07/26/2020 8:28 AM
The freshman trotting colts took their turn in the spotlight on Saturday, July 25 as two $40,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes highlighted the evening's 14-race card. After a busy week of stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park, the two-year-old competitors opened up their six round series in impressive fashion. Dismissed at odds of 12-1, Swingforthefences was able to overcome a fi...
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John MacDonald wins four, including feature at Vernon

on 07/25/2020 9:22 PM
John MacDonald drives four winners including Lucky Sport in the $3,600 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 25). In the feature Lucky Sport ($8.70) led to the first quarter in :26.0. Golden Brit (Howard Parker) would go to the front as they headed around the clubhouse turn. Lucky Sport would retake the lead and hit the half first in :54.4. Hit The Road Joe (Leon...
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Hobbs and Chaptiama nab NYSS victories at Tioga

on 07/25/2020 9:19 PM
Tioga Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting colts & geldings on Saturday (July 25). Hobbs ($3.60) jumped out of the gate and straight to the lead and led to the first quarter in :27.3. Take The Credit (Jim Morrill Jr.) took the lead as they went by the stands for the first time. Hobbs would re-take control and led to t...
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PA All-Stars action galore Saturday at Pocono

on 07/25/2020 9:17 PM
Three of the four favorites in their $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars series for three-year-old trotting fillies were victorious Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – but it was the non-chalk who produced the fastest time.   Three of the four favorites in their $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars series for two-year-old pacing fillies...
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Lyons Sentinel gets first 2020 win in PASS at Meadows

on 07/25/2020 9:13 PM
Saturday's Adios eliminations card at The Meadows also featured a pair of stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers — a $188,682 Pennsylvania Sires Stake and a $100,000 PA Stallion Series event. There was action aplenty, as a stake record was matched and a Dan Patch Award winner got off the 2020 schneid. The highlights:   PASS — 3-Year-Old Filly Pacers After suffering two ...
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Charlie May sets National Season's mark in Ohio Sires Stakes  

on 07/25/2020 9:11 PM
Charlie May, the 3-2 favorite, set a national season's mark in the second of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on a balmy Saturday night, July 25 at Northfield Park.    The youngster was clocked in 1:53 for driver Danny Noble and trainer Steve Carter.  Owned by breeder Don R. Tiger, the son of McArdle has amassed $115,000 in his brief ca...
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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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