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Unefoisdansmavie wins Meadows feature

on 05/05/2015 2:00 AM
 Unefoisdansmavie had to battle for the early lead, but she was strong once on top, capturing her second straight victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Boo’s Party Girl stung Unefoisdansmavie in a 28 opening panel and stalked her from the pocket. But the 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The...
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Fox Valley Qatar takes Illinos 3YO stakes

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
The state-bred stakes action continued on Sunday, May 3, at Balmoral Park as a pair of Illinois conceived and foaled events for both trotters and pacers shared top billing on the Sunday night card. In the opening event, the Herman Wheeler owned and trained Fox Valley Qatar, last year's freshman champion, picked up right where he left off, posting an easy 3 ¾ length wire to wire victory in 1:5...
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Julie-Andy Miller take 2 of 3 PA All Stars

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
The chalk was perfect Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in three divisions of a $96,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars event for three-year-old trotting fillies.   First up was Focus On Me, a daughter of SJ's Caviar who is now perfect in two seasonal starts after rallying from the pocket into a :28.1 last quarter to catch pacesetting Fly Angel Fly by a neck while taking a race...
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Sutton, Morgan take Miami Valley titles

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Josh Sutton and trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. captured their respective titles at the recently-concluded second-ever Miami Valley Raceway meet. The 89-day season, which started Jan. 2 and ended May 3, could only be deemed a huge success as almost $8.5 million was doled out in purses, numerous track records were lowered, and overall average daily handle was up a whopping 29.2 percent. &nb...
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Marketing aimed at "Ownership Experience"

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Social Media Initiative, in partnership with the U.S. Trotting Association and key partners, has announced the launch of a new marketing campaign to help recruit new owners into the sport. The "Ownership Experience” initiative is designed to target potential owners in key regions through online media targeting based on location, income and interests across multiple...
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Public invited to horse farm open house

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
New Jersey celebrates the "Month of the Horse” in June and Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge is helping the celebration along by opening its gates from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. The farm is at 74 Red Valley Road in Cream Ridge.   The events of the day are free and this is a rain or shine event.   Visitors will get see some of the dozens of foals, baby horses just a f...
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HANA contest underway; Waterstone sits second

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
With four legs of the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge presented by the Bellino Stables, DRF Harness, Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs, Buffalo Raceway announcer Michael Carter has taken an early lead with 319.70 points.   Carter managed to surge to the lead due in a large part to his per...
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Rekila's winning trip to Freehold for Lady Suffolk

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
Riina Rekila cannot explain it, but something compelled her to make her first trip to drive in a race in New Jersey with EL Love in the Lady Suffolk Stakes. Whatever forces were at work, it proved to be a worthwhile journey.   EL Love, hailing from a family of stakes-winners that includes full-brother Appomattox and half-brother EL Titan, improved to 4-for-4 in her career by winning...
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Keeneland to move Tbed simulcasts to Red Mile

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
Keeneland, the Thoroughbred racetrack in Lexington, Ky., has filed a request with the state's Horse Racing Commission to move its simulcasting to The Red Mile. There has been no Thoroughbred simulcasting at The Red Mile since the late 1990s, when ownership sold the Thoroughbred rights to Keeneland for $4 million. The request is on the May 6 agenda of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission mee...
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Tall Cotton takes Meadows trot feature

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
Tall Cotton lulled the field with a sleepy second quarter, then scorched the back half in :56 to capture Monday's $18,000 winners-over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Tall Cotton, who shares The Meadows' all-age trotting record of 1:51.3, made an easy lead and enjoyed comfortable fractions of :28/:57.4. Dave Palone turned him loose down the backside, and the 9...
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Just A Jolt snags second straight Harrington win

on 05/04/2015 2:00 AM
Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($2.60, Victor Kirby) notched his second straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open Handicap for pacers in 1:51.2.   The 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding successfully mounted his attack second over after leader Elite Awards blazed through fractions of :26.1, :54.3 and 1:22.4. 'Jolt' gathered momentum on the outside following Beli...
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Bee A Magician sets Yonkers track mark

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Season-debuting Bee a Magician (Brian Sears, $9.20) and Michael's Power (Dan Dube, $4.20) both went down the road Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Open Handicaps.   Bee a Magician, 2013's Harness Horse of the Year, showed no signs of a five-month hiatus and a pair of mundane qualifiers in the weekly trotting feature. In play from penultimate post positio...
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Gray Camo, Chief Talkalot win Ohio Sires Stakes

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Ohio Sires Stakes action continued Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway with four $40,000 divisions for Buckeye-bred three-year-olds, two for pacers and two for trotters. Gray Camo and Chief Talkalot captured the pacing splits; while Neely's Messenger and Upfront Chip Daddy were victorious in their first leg trotting divisions.   Gray Camo (Chris Page) topped Roaddog Jess James (K...
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Whom Shall I Fear wins by neck in 1:55

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Kentucky Derby Day meant a doubleheader of harness racing action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace on the evening card taken by the hot Domethatagain in 1:49, and Whom Shall I Fear and Cruzado Dela Noche both notching 1:55 triumphs among four division of a $128,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars event for sophomore trotting colts in the early card...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit coasts in Simpson stakes

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
When last seen on the racetrack, Wiggle It Jiggleit was dominating the Final of the William "Buddy” Gilmour at The Meadowlands in mid-March. The three year old gelded son of Mr Wiggles was given a brief break following that win, but returned in style on Saturday night at The Meadowlands, winning the $47,124 John Simpson Memorial by three lengths over pocket-sitting Rock N' Roll World. &nb...
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Penn takes second straight Hoosier feature

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Penn used a decisive front, running effort to find the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in front of a packed house at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the $21,000 Invitational Trot on Saturday, May 2. Once again dismissed at the betting windows, Penn pulled a mild upset to score at odds of 10-1 in 1:53.4 with Darrell Wright in the sulky.   The Bobby Brower trainee ...
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NA Cup eligible The Wayfaring Man scores

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Wayfaring Man and Star Cover scored round two victories in The Diplomat series Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 12 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two $20,000 divisions for the second leg of the three-week Diplomat series.   JJs Delivery, the winner of leg one, did not enter round two leaving the door open for some fresh blood to get on the...
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Canadian Touch upsets Panocchio at Pompano

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Canadian Touch, off at 10 to 1with Kevin Wallis handling the lines, upset the 1 to 5 favorite, Panocchio, driven by Bruce Ranger, in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (May 2), stopping the timer in 1:51.1. EZ Noah and Matt Romano teamed up to be third while No Bad Dreams rallied for fourth. Smile A Little picked up the minor award in the sextet. The six year-old gel...
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Classic Martine, "Yagonnakissme" set Miami marks

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit action produced two new track records on closing day of the 2015 meet at Miami Valley Raceway.   Reigning Mare Trotter of the Year Classic Martine powered to the fastest trotting mile in the two-year history of Miami Valley, lowering the previous 1:53.3 record established by Maven in the same race—The Miami Valley Distaff--exactly a year ago to 1:52.2, a full se...
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Road Untraveled takes Tioga pace feature

on 05/03/2015 2:00 AM
Fresh off a pair of second-place finishes at Pocono, Road Untraveled ($3.20) made a strong early push to the fore and never looked back en route to a 1:50.1 victory in one of two co-featured $8,800 upper-level conditioned pacing events on Sunday (May 3) afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Driver Mike Simons pushed to the lead with seven-year-old Grinfromeartoear of in the initial stages, bu...
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