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Roland N Rock wins at Goshen, Big M next

on 07/04/2015 2:00 AM
Roland N Rock, the only Iowa shipper on the 13-race card at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday (July 4), made it an even 18 for 18 as he won the $17,470 Landmark Stake for 3-year-old male pacers by 10-1/4 lengths in 1:56.2 on a track rated sloppy from a light but persistent rain. Driver John Campbell, who is expected to drive the horse in an elimination race for the $800,000 (est.) Meadowlands Pa...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit controls in Hempt

on 07/04/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit keeps giving George Teague Jr. a good feeling. "I felt good in January, and that part hasn’t changed,” Teague said with a grin Saturday after watching Wiggle It Jiggleit capture the $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono by 1 1/2 lengths over Artspeak in 1:48.2.   "He doesn’t disappoint. Even in his loss, ...
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Merrie Annabelle renamed Jim Doherty Memorial

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2015 edition, the Merrie Annabelle stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies will be retitled the "Jim Doherty Memorial" recognizing the legacy of that Hall of Fame horseman. Jim Doherty was born in New Brunswick, Canada. He learned horses at the hand of his father Frank at Exhibition Park in Saint John and drov...
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Solar Sister, Wranger Magic tops in OSS Gold

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
Solar Sister took command of the three-year-old pacing filly division with a 1:50.3 victory in her Gold Series division at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.   Starting from post 2 in the second $105,000 Gold split, fan favorite Solar Sister landed on the rail behind number two choice Ms Mac N Cheese and watched contentedly from the pocket as the pacesetter zipped to fractions of :26.1...
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Mission Brief qualifies with trotting hopples

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
Breakfast With The Babies was held on a picture-perfect Friday morning with moderate temperatures, clear skies and a slight cross breeze as the races began at 9:30 am.   World Champion Mission Brief came onto the track for her qualifying race this morning equipped with trotting hopples and went a flat mile in 1:54.3. Gingras put her on the lead and faced pressure in the :27.4 second quart...
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Doo Wop Hanover completes Graduate sweep

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
Doo Wop Hanover made it a series sweep, winning the $250,000 Graduate Final in 1:48, but he had to work very hard to get to the winner’s circle on Friday night at The Meadowlands.   The pace was frantic and frenzied early in the mile as Lyonssomewhere and Andy Miller were intent on the lead, parking out Bushwacker around the first turn. That speed duel resulted in a wild 25.2 first quar...
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Team Miller takes three PA All-Stars divisions

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
The father/son team of driver Marcus and trainer Erv Miller accounted for half of the six divisions of a $180,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars event for state-sired two-year-old pacing colts on the first Friday card of the season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while driver Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke bookended the action for babies.   The fastest of the three wins for Team Miller was...
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Favorites dominate in INSS finals action

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes-filled card on Friday, July 3, and the night was ruled by favorites and Hoosier Park’s leading driver, Trace Tetrick, who had four winners on the card. The 14-race card featured the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for the two and three-year-old divisions. Eight Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned and just as Tetrick drove four...
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Riveting Rosie upsets in Miss Versatility

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
A determined Riveting Rosie turned in a career-best effort for an upset victory Friday night in the $40,000 Miss Versatility second leg at Mohawk Racetrack.   A talented field of seven older trotting mares contested the second round of the Miss Versatility under perfect conditions at the Campbellville oval.   The public placed the bulk of their support behind Indiana invader Allie ...
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Cinamony three-peats in Yonkers feature

on 07/03/2015 2:00 AM
Cinamony (George Brennan, $9.60) is just better than her foes right now. She proved it again Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace for a third consecutive local victory.   Starting outside her six foes, she was content to be an early laggard as invading Inittowinafortune (Dan Dube) worked around It’s a Miracle (Eric Carlson), laying...
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"Nacho" ready for $500,000 Beal final

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Cruzado Dela Noche is not afraid to announce his arrival when he enters a barn. He is making his presence known on the racetrack as well.   The Nancy Johansson-trained Cruzado Dela Noche, known around the stable as "Nacho,” was among last week's three elimination winners for Saturday's $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. He wo...
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Inside look at Sun Stakes in Weekend Preview!

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Everything you need to know—and more—about Sun Stakes Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono—can be found in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. We also talked to a few drivers about the sloppy track conditions for last weekend's eliminations and if the off surface played a role in the outcomes.   Plus, photos of the new Red Mile! You'll want to read the update on c...
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Stratton goes 6-for-6 at Goshen Thursday

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Jordan Stratton won six races in six starts as Goshen Historic Track kicked-off its 177th season of harness racing on Thursday at the Cradle of the Trotter. Featured on the afternoon card were the NYS Fair Stakes for   2 -and 3 year-old trotters and pacers.   Stratton won with sophomores; Saint Misbehavin (2:04:4), For Kevin’s Sake (2:03:3) and Everywhere Fast (2:06.1); and he...
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Hoosier Park has big Friday on tap

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in its 22nd season of harness racing, will kick start the Independence Day weekend with a mix of ‘family fun' promotions, free fireworks presentations, entertainment, and live harness racing on Friday, July 3. The 2015 racing season will be highlighted on Friday as Indiana's finest trotters and pacers convene on Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for Hoosi...
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Campbell wins NYSS with 35-1 shot Master Class

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Reve Royal (pictured) was one of the winners as 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings were featured on Thursday at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the New York Sire Stakes were in town. There were four divisions of the $36,000-plus per division stakes for freshman trotters and there were some impressive performances.   George Ducharme's Reve Royale (RC Royalty) was the fastest among stake...
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Tropical Trice upsets undefeated Bibbidi Boo

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Maine Sire Stakes program made its 2015 debut at Scarborough Downs on Thursday (July 2) as the Heidi Gibbs/Ron Cushing roster served serious notice that they would be key players in the state-bred sophomore trotting divisions. The tandem sent out winners in both splits with Sampsonofravencast kicking the action off in high gear, overcoming the extreme outside post to take a new lifetime mark...
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Donato Hanover has 5 of 7 PA All-Star winners

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Sire Donato Hanover was the biggest All-Star on a night when state-sired two-year-old trotting fillies raced for $210,000 in Pennsylvania All-Stars competition, as he sired five of the seven winners during the Wednesday night action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The quickest of the seven winners could have been predicted by pedigree students: it was Broadway Donna, a Donato out of B...
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Dresden celebrates Canada Day with stakes

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Doug McIntosh missed out on a piece of the eight-foot long cake, but he still left the Dresden Raceway Canada Day program in a celebratory mood after Cincinnati Miss delivered an impressive victory in her $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division.   "It's now one race at a time, but she kind of made us believers, and I'm very, very happy,” said McIntosh. "It worked out grea...
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Historic Track receives $250,000 grant

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record has reported that Goshen's Historic Track will receive a $250,000 capital grant to finance improvements. Goshen's Historic Track is on the National Register of Historic Places but relies on donations and stall rent to pay for routine maintenance and upkeep on the facility.   NY State Sen. John Bonacic announced the gran...
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Meadowlands Pace draw and supplemental info

on 07/02/2015 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the 2015 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace are scheduled for Saturday, July 11. The entry box for eligible horses will close at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 6. The final will be raced the following Saturday, July 18. The total purse is estimated at $800,000.   The race conditions allow for supplemental entries and are as follows: Supplemental entries are due and payable...
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