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Parklane Eagle flies to fastest PA Stallion split

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of Pennsylvania Stallion Series action contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon or 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   In the first division, it was Tony Alagna trainee Trading Up (Scott Zeron) winning under wraps. The son of Somebeachsomewhere brushed to the lead just beyond the quarter and went on to an easy three-length victory,&n...
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Big night for Hennessey at Pompano Park

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame Driver Wally Hennessey had a Hall of Fame Night at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, winning five of the nine races, including a sweep of the two feature events.   Hennessey kicked off the program with a handy win back of the amazing mare Godiva Seelster in the $8,500 co-featured winners-over pace for mares. In winning, Godiva Seelster extended her streak of paychecks to...
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Lone Survivor fastest in NYSS 3CP divisions

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
"I expected him to do this," driver Brett Miller after he guided Lone Survivor to the fastest time in the three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night.   Lone Survivor (Art Major-Wenditone) cruised to an easy six-length victory in 1:53.4 in taking his $39,900 leg.   In other Sires Stakes activit...
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HTA Scholarship Awards open for submissions

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and David Snyder, president of International Sound Corporation, are pleased to announce the renewal of the HTA Scholarship Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers and management personnel, or young people themselves who are act...
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Bax hopeful Stubborn Belle can be boss

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
John Bax is no stranger to success, having collected nearly $20 million in lifetime earnings.   On Saturday evening, the veteran conditioner will be looking to add another win to his collection with Stubborn Belle in the $129,661 WEG-SBOA final for 3-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   Her first start of the season came in the eliminations a week prior, with an...
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Raymer takes 2 of 3 Pocono baby races

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
With the calendar ready to turn to June, it's time to turn attention to the 2015 incoming class of freshmen pacers and trotters. Two year olds were in action Thursday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Pocono and are also scheduled to step out on Saturday morning at the Meadowlands. Three 2-year-old events were on the Pocono card, with the filly pacer Miss Read kicking things off with a 2:01 victo...
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Six-figure carryovers at Big M on Friday

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
The carryovers in both of the Jackpot Super High 5 wagers at the Meadowlands have grown to six figures heading into Friday's racing card.   The carryover in the race five Jackpot Super High 5 has grown to $131,037. The jackpot was hit for $12,101 on Dec. 26, but has not been claimed since then, a stretch of 50 race dates.   The carryover in the last race wager now si...
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Elitlopp edition of Weekend Preview available!

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
HarnessRacing Weekend Preview goes across the Atlantic to provide full coverage of Sunday's famed Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden. We talked to Jimmy Takter about Maven's chances of being his second Elitlopp champion, joining Moni Maker in 1998. We also talked with Daryl Bier, Wind Of The North's trainer, and driver Dave Palone, about that trotter's chances to bring glory to the U.S. An...
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Brown trainees take 2 PASS divisions

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of PASS action for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday. They were each going for a purse of approximately $70,000.   In the first division, it was Brian Brown trainee Rise Up Now (Scott Zeron) surviving a furious stretch challenge from Wakizashi Hanover (Tim Tetrick) to win. The son of Somebeachsimewhere remains unde...
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Switchblade Hall sharp at Saratoga

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
The Ray Schnittker-trained Switchblade Hall (Muscles Yankee) made up for some spring defeats at Saratoga Casino and Raceway with a career best victory on Thursday evening.   The 3-year-old trotter had a strong freshman campaign in 2014 while facing some of the top 2-year-old trotters in the northeast. Switchblade Hall hit the board in all three of his local starts this season but had not be...
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Hoosier Champions night set for Saturday

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the early stages of the 2015 harness racing season on Saturday, May 30 with Indiana’s finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for Hoosier Champions Night, the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. A total of 14 races have been carded and will feature four $75,000 finals for the three...
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Meadowlands has plans if gaming approved

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Although New Jersey voters must first pass a statewide referendum and if approved, legislators then write enabling legislation, the Meadowlands has its plans for a gaming facility. First revealed to New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC shareholders in early May, Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands is the name of the proposed casino to be unveiled at a press conference next week by track operator Jeff Gural,...
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Indiana Cam wins Northfield series final

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Indiana Cam prevailed in Northfield's feature race on Tuesday when he captured the $17,500 Spring Break Series final. The gelded sophomore is trained by Ron Steck, who also owns the pacer with Bruce Soulsby. Keith Kash Jr. was aboard for the winning drive.   Indiana Cam (Majestic Blue-One Fine Cam-Camluck) was the benefactor of three breaking rivals at different points in the mile, i...
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The Meadows to offer $5K Pick-4 every card

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Beginning June 1, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, in association with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Initiative, will offer a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 wager on each live card.   Previously, the track guaranteed a $5,000 Pick 4 pool each Monday and Tuesday, but it expanded the program due to enthusiastic fan response.   ...
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Decker has confidence in Night Pro in Molson

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Michigan-based trainer Dale Decker has never been to The Raceway at The Western Fair District, but he'll have a not-so-secret weapon on his side when his star 5-year-old Night Pro goes to the gate Friday night from post four in the $150,000 Molson Pace. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. will be in Night Pro's sulky.   "He's the leading dash driver in the country the last two years,” said Decker. ...
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Ali taking on champ Artspeak in NJSS final

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
There could come a time when Hurrikane Ali can be called the greatest, but for now he is just out to prove himself. Hurrikane Ali is 3-for-3 this season as he prepares for Saturday's $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes championship for 3-year-old male pacers at the Meadowlands. Among the horses standing in his way of winning the crown is Artspeak, who defeated Hurrikane Ali by 1-3/4 lengths to cap...
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3YO colt trotters in PASS Friday at Meadows

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) have announced the launch of "Family Night” celebrations starting this Friday, May 29, and continuing through August. To celebrate the long history of harness racing at The Meadows, the organizations are offering live racing, along with various interactive events and activities for guests of all ag...
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Powerful Charger posts sixth win of season

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger (Victor Kirby, $2.60) notched his sixth win of the year Wednesday with a 1:55.3 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway.   The 7-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding grinded away first-over on pacesetter Spunky Jack and edged clear at the top of the stretch for a decisive score over I'm So Striking and I Like My Boss.Traine...
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Daylon Miracle wins top mare trot at Meadows

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Daylon Miracle wore down the stubborn Cowgirl Hall and captured Wednesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Cowgirl Hall got the early lead but had to endure a :27.1 first quarter to do so. When Daylon Miracle challenged first-over from third for Aaron Merriman, the mares dueled for the rest of the mile, with Daylon Miracle 1...
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Mohawk Monday Hi-5 pays $156,427

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
A single winning ticket correctly selected the top five finishers in Monday night's final race at Mohawk Racetrack to score a massive $156,427.84 return on the Jackpot Hi-5.   In Monday night's Jackpot Hi-5 race, Lancaster Park at odds of 8-1 reached the wire first to win by three-quarters of a length over The Fire Within at odds of 30-1.   Following the race, The Fire Wi...
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