Wally Hennessey wins five including feature at Tioga

on 07/24/2020 9:32 PM
Wally Hennessey drives five winners including Prairie Cougar in the featured $8,000 fillies & mares open handicap at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 24). Prairie Cougar ($5.30) battled Tay Tay M (Jim Taggart Jr.) out of the gate.  Prairie Cougar went on by and led to the first quarter in :27.0.  She would slow down the pace using a :30.1 second quarter as she hit the half ...
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Can trainers, drivers enter Canada?

on 07/24/2020 5:35 PM
Woodbine chief executive officer Jim Lawson has told harness racing journalist Harold Howe that the track is working with government officials to come up with a plan so American-based horsemen can travel into Canada to race their horses in Woodbine Mohawk's major stakes.   “It is not easy to get into Canada and, quite frankly, I’m not clear on how some people are getti...
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Cleary takes Adios shot with Rockin With Aces

on 07/24/2020 10:26 AM
In 2013, a young Irishman determined that he would make his living in harness racing, and that to do so, he would need to leave his homeland, where the sport is largely a part-time pursuit. Thus, he left County Cork to seek success in North America.   And he found it. On Saturday, that young man, Robert Cleary, will mark his first appearance in the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orc...
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STA accreditation app now available

on 07/24/2020 10:22 AM
The 2021 application for accreditation by the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) is now available and can be found at   The deadline to submit the annual application and all supporting materials is Oct. 15, 2020. Previously accredited groups must re-apply each year. STA accreditation provides aftercare organizations with indepe...
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Morairtime 1:52.3 Philly feature winner

on 07/24/2020 10:21 AM
The Airzoom Lindy mare Morairtime opened a big lead fairly early in the $14,400 featured trot Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, then held on to virtually all of that lead through the wire while taking a lifetime mark of 1:52.3.   Jack Parker Jr., driving for trainer Carol Jamieson-Parker and owner James Moore III, zoomed away from the gate with Morairtime, putting up ...
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Avery Seelster wins Plainridge feature

on 07/24/2020 10:19 AM
After being narrowly defeated in the preliminary round, Avery Seelster bounced back with a statement victory in the $20,000 Freedom Trail series final for resident pacing mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (July 23) after a deluge of rain delayed the races for almost 30 minutes.   Trainer/driver John Nason got away fourth from the pylons and stood pat until just past the :...
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3FP Racine Bell takes 1:51 mark in NYSS

on 07/24/2020 10:14 AM
Vernon Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (July 23).  Both divisions raced for a purse of $58,000. Racine Bell (John MacDonald) won the exciting first division. Racine Bell ($10.60) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter is :26.2. Cash Roll (Matt Kakaley) went first-over from t...
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2CT Macho Martini 2-for-2 with 1:56.3 win

on 07/24/2020 10:11 AM
The team of driver Bob McClure, trainer Luc Blais and owner Serge Godin’s Determination captured two of four rookie trotting series divisions on Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The annual two-year-old summer series kicked off with the Millard Farms (formerly Define The World) and Pure Ivory each requiring two $20,000 first leg divisions. Ontario Sires Stakes Gold winner Mac...
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Rogers Image's 1:51.2 fastest in ISS 2CP

on 07/24/2020 10:08 AM
Indiana-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 23 as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by four divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the freshman pacers. Rogers Image and John DeLong stole the show after they recorded a national season's record for two-year-old pacing col...
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Adios elims, Nadia Lobell in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/23/2020 3:33 PM
Now that we’ve all caught our breath after last Saturday’s great racing at the Meadowlands, it’s time to turn our attention to The Meadows and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, The Meadows-based Mike Wilder talks about his chances with Catch The Fire in Saturday afternoon’s Adios Pace eliminations and how nice it’d be to...
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Reflect With Me tabbed favorite in Nadia Lobell

on 07/23/2020 2:09 PM
When Reflect With Me races in Friday’s $100,000 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old filly pacers at Harrah's Hoosier Park, she is likely to be something she has not been in her most recent starts — the favorite. Reflect With Me brings a three-race win streak to Hoosier Park for the Nadia Lobell. She closed 2019 with a victory in the Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old f...
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Battle elims set for Monday at Grand River

on 07/23/2020 1:45 PM
A total of four elimination dashes will be contested on Monday, July 27 to determine the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s two featured pacing races during its 30th Industry Day event. The Battle Eliminations race card will also mark the first occasion this season that limited pre-registered AGCO-licensed spectators are allowed to attend the tarmac at the Elora, Ont., track. Battle...
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American Courage unbeaten in four after NYSS score

on 07/23/2020 12:57 PM
There were three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers contested at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night. The overwhelming favorite among the freshman pacers heading into the evening was American Courage (American Ideal-Nota Fool Bluechip- Art Major), who was the dominant force in the recently completed Springfield Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The T...
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Hambletonian to have limited attendance, delayed broadcast

on 07/23/2020 11:34 AM
The 95th Hambletonian on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands will look very different on-track in 2020 due to covid-19. Due to limited attendance capacities and covid protocols, onsite attendance is limited to horsemen dining on the West Deck and guests dining in the Backyard. There will be no reserved seats sold this year for the Hambletonian.   The Clubhouse entrance ...
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Hardt At Work, Charlie May showdown in Ohio SS

on 07/23/2020 11:07 AM
Three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions will feature 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at Northfield Park. These contests are the second round of action in the four-leg series. Post time is 6 p.m. (EDT).    A total of 22 youngsters passed the Northfield entry box for these OSS battles. Ohio-registered stallions represented include four by first crop sire Racing Hi...
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2YO pacing fillies make rainy stakes debut at Hoosier

on 07/23/2020 8:11 AM
It was a soggy, rainy night at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 22 but the weather would not deter the two-year-old pacing fillies who were making their Indiana Sires Stakes debut. Two $41,500 divisions highlighted the evening's 14-race card. Hot Mess Express looked like anything but a hot mess after she turned in an impressive effort to capture the opening...
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Lou's Pearlman extends unbeaten streak in PASS

on 07/22/2020 10:31 PM
Lou's Pearlman charged through the Lightning Lane to score in Wednesday's $217,856 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows and extend his career unbeaten streak to three for trainer Ron Burke. The event, known as the Albatross, was contested over four divisions, with Burke and Yannick Gingras teaming to take splits with Fulsome and Southwind Gendry. The Legend Hanover, a 37-1 bomb, capture...
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Atlanta, Manchego, Shartin N headline Plainridge stakes Sunday

on 07/22/2020 8:57 PM
With the draw now complete, two short but stacked fields are set for the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot and $100,000 Clara Barton Distaff Pace, that will be contested on Sunday (July 26) when the Grand Circuit makes a stop at Plainridge Park.   The track's signature trot will see the heavyweight battle between Atlanta and Manchego renewed for the third time this year in the S...
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Shes Pukka N takes new mark winning Philly feature

on 07/22/2020 8:55 PM
The Betterthancheddar mare Shes Pukka N, despite hard usage in a fast pace, was durable to the wire to take the victory in the $14,400 featured pace for distaffs on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia in a lifetime best 1:51.1.   Simon Allard hustled Shes Pukka N early to get around Wishy Washy Girl, reaching the quarter in :26 even before Abigail Dawn progressed up to ch...
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Freshman fillies to battle in Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto

on 07/22/2020 2:43 PM
Twenty-two Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) eligible freshman fillies will go postward Friday night at Scioto Downs in a trio of battles, each sporting a purse of $40,000. This is the second leg of action in the four-round series for the Buckeye State’s top Ohio-breds.   Ohio-registered stallions represented by progeny in these three races include 10 each by first crop sire Racing H...
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