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Classic Belisima wins Weiss championship

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
Classic Belisima was the easiest of winners in the $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series championship for trotting females on Wednesday night (April 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, guided by Hall of Famer David Miller to her fifth straight triumph, this one in 1:54.1. Hopes for a showdown between Classic Belisima, who had won all three of her Weiss preliminary starts, and Dress For Success, ...
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Grand Circuit debuts at Big M Saturday

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Grand Circuit racing season at the Meadowlands begins on Saturday night with the $47,306 Tar Heel, the 3-year-old pacing colt division of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial stake.   Trainer John Butenschoen holds a strong hand in the Tar Heel with a pair of multiple Pennsylvania Sires Stakes winners in Tomy Terror and Dragon Eddy.   Tomy Terror was precocious right ...
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$205 winner sends France to lead over USA

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
After the first leg of the North America Amateur Drivers Association-sponsored, France vs. USA International Driving Competition, which was held at Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday, the American team had vaulted to the lead on the strength of a wire to wire triumph by America's Monica Banca.   After the day was over and all involved were breaking bread together, Joe Faraldo, chided to Fra...
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Muscle Network begins road to redemption

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
When Muscle Network races Friday night at the Meadowlands, it will mark the first start of the horse's 4-year-old season, but more importantly, it will serve as the first step in what his owner hopes will be his road to redemption.   "Last year was probably one of the biggest disappointments I've ever had in racing,” said co-owner Joe Bellino. "It was definitely a bitter pill...
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Confederation Cup--for 4YOs--returns in May

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
The return of the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs is less than a month away and it is shaping up to be a great event. A total of 23 top-level four-year-old pacers have made the final payment to remain eligible to the $200,000 (added) Confederation Cup on Sunday, May 17.   World champion He's Watching headlines the group of 23 eligibles. The Dave Menary trainee enters his four-ye...
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Divisionist taking shot in Dexter Cup elim

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
With his first career win now under his belt, Divisionist heads to Saturday's (April 25) Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold Raceway looking to build on his success. And trainer/driver Charlie Norris believes the 3-year-old trotter is ready to put his best foot forward.   Divisionist was winless in 13 races last season, going off stride four times, but had on-the-board finishes in di...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is the site Saturday night for the finals of the George Morton Levy and Blue Chip Matchmaker series, and driver Jason Bartlett has a pair of contenders that could sweep the contests. But while Venus Delight starts from post 1 in the Matchmaker, PH Supercam will leave from post 8 in the Levy, and Bartlett talks strategy from the outside starting spot in the new and free HarnessRac...
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Hape repeats in Celias Counsel Series leg

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Celias Counsel Series Thursday night at Mohawk saw a repeat winner and a filly break her maiden. A pair $15,000 divisions were contested in the second round of the three-week Celias Counsel series for three-year-old trotting fillies.   In the first division, Hape and trainer/driver Jack Moiseyev returned to the winner's circle for the second leg in a row with a 1:57....
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Miami Valley looking for invitational horses

on 04/23/2015 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway plans an assault on two world records as part of its final 2015 program on Sunday afternoon, May 3.   In addition to a pair of featured Grand Circuit stake races for older trotting and pacing mares, the track plans to card a five-eighths mile dash and a one-and-a-quarter mile race with a goal of establishing new world records for those distances over a five-eighths mi...
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SRF to auction Foiled Again painting

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was gifted an original painting of the harness racing wonder, the richest pacer in history, Foiled Again. This framed original 18x24 oil painting will be up for grabs in SRF's live auction at their 23rd annual charity golf outing.   The Florida artist, Debbie Pounders was commissioned by Chrissy (Haislip) Daniel to render a portrait from...
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Matchmaker last race for pacing mare Camille

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Camille has made more than a million dollars on the racetrack thanks to her tenaciousness, which trainer Ron Burke deems priceless. He hopes the mare passes that quality to her offspring -- and she will get the chance following her appearance in Saturday's (April 25) $261,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker championship at Yonkers Raceway.   The Matchmaker will be Camille's final race. Then th...
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12 entered in Dexter; 4 take byes to final

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
With 12 horses entered in the Dexter Cup, an 8-horse elimination, worth $44,400, has been carded for Saturday, April 25, at Freehold Raceway. The connections of four horses took byes and will start in the final.   The 8-horse elimination, from the rail out, will feature Switchblade Hanover, Handover The Money, HA Taylor, Bavaro, Divisionist, Apostles Creed, Explosiveday and Sou...
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Nuncio wins Swedish debut for Melander

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Nuncio won his Swedish debut on Wednesday night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. With his trainer and co-owner Stefan Melander in the sulky, the 4-year-old son of Andover Hall was an easy two-length winner in 1:54.   The race was a distance of 1,640 meters (about one mile) and Nuncio started from post 9 in the second tier. Finishing second in the race was I Saw You while Disco A....
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Seduce A Stranger upsets in Meadows series final

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Seduce A Stranger took a usually suicidal path — four wide down the backside — but she made it work en route to a 15-1 upset victory in Wednesday’s $36,700 championship of the Daylon Miracle Trot for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. The unusual scenario was set up by a hotly contested first quarter when the 2-5 favorite, She Glides, was parked five wide from post 9. She made the l...
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Serendipitious sets Buffalo track record

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Serendipitious proved she was better than the boys in the $7,900 conditioned/optional claiming trot at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (April 22) and made sure her male counterparts won't soon forget it. Serendipitious, not only destroyed the field of geldings by five lengths, she went the mile in track record time of 1:58.1, the fastest ever by a trotting mare at the Hamburg half...
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Another gem of a win for Lucy's Pearl

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Lucy's Pearl, fresh off of a seasonal best 1:51.4 win in conditioned company one week ago and stepping up to the top class this night, scored a handy win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares in 1:52.1 on Monday.   Confidently handled by Wally Hennessey, the 4-year-old daughter of Well Said, owned by Elizabeth Novak along with trainer Ron Gurfein, darted first out o...
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Wrenn Jr. sweeps Northfield opens

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr., winner of more races than any other driver in North America in both 2013 and 2014 was at it again on Monday at Northfield Park. He won four races on the 15-race program including both the $13,000 Open Pace and $13,000 Open Trot.   Rockin Finish was impressive in winning the evening's Open Pace. Virgil Morgan Jr. trains the 6-year-old gelding for Canadian owne...
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657 horses nominated to Ohio Fair Conference

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
A total of 657 Standardbreds have been nominated to the Ohio Fair Racing Conference (OFRC), with 598 horses nominated for all 20 fairs that have joined the OFRC in 2015. The 657 nominated racehorses represent nearly 50 percent of the 1,324 eligible Ohio-sired 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers.   The OFRC is represented by 20 fairs in 18 counties throughout the state of Ohio and ...
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Harness Horse Breeders of NY: Support Morrisville

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Morrisville State College offers one of the most complete training programs for New York's next generation of horsemen through two and four-year degree programs and hands-on learning. The annual yearling sale held by the college is not only a learning experience in itself for students, but also raises funds to continue supporting this valuable program.   Entries for the Morrisville ...
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PH Supercam draws post 8 in Levy final

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The post position gods gazed at PH Supercam and mocked him. Defending George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series champ? Don't care. Won all four of his series starts this season, leading in prelim points? Big whoop. Newly-minted millionaire? You'd better bring more to the table than that.   The overseers of the open draw made sure PH Supercam is going to have it earn it. He sits in t...
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