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Winters to be Delaware Lady Pace honoree

on 07/07/2015 2:00 AM
Diane Winters, the Little Brown Jug outrider and parade marshal for the past 34 years, will be honored as the 2015 Lady Pace honoree during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair.   Winters has led every Jug field in the post parade since Niatross in 1980 after replacing her cousin, Marilyn Evans, who served as the parade marshal for 15 years.   Besides the D...
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Milligan's School among PASS 2CT winners

on 07/07/2015 2:00 AM
When Milligan's School captured a division of Tuesday's $216,980 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows, he brought joy to Julie and Andy Miller — and a little slice of Russia.   That's because Milligan's School is owned by Stroy Inc. whose Natalia Stroy operates a fair-sized stable from her Moscow base. According to Julie Miller, Stroy want...
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Hall of Fame Communicator Janoff dies

on 07/07/2015 2:00 AM
Murray Janoff, 100, Communicators' Hall of Fame member and the last surviving founding member of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Tuesday morning in Boca Raton FL.   Janoff, a native of New York City and a World War II veteran who attended a reunion of participants in the famous "Battle Of The Bulge” earlier this year, started his writin...
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Thomson honored in Hall of Fame ceremonies

on 07/06/2015 2:00 AM
Joe Thomson, founder and co-owner of the expansive Winbak Farms breeding operation, was inducted into the Living Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame Sunday night (July 5). Also receiving honors on the night were Living Horse Hall of Fame inductees Somebeachsomewhere and Deweycheatumnhowe; Communicators Hall of Fame inductees Bob Marks and Kath...
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World champion Shelliscape retired

on 07/06/2015 2:00 AM
Two-time Breeders Crown winner and world champion Shelliscape has been retired and is in foal to stallion Somebeachsomewhere, owner-trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. said Monday. She is expected to be sold at November’s Standardbred Horse Sale, unless a deal is reached with a buyer sooner. Shelliscape, a 6-year-old daughter of Artiscape-Shell I Scoot, won 16 of 73 races and earned $1.1...
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Running Aces guarantees $12,500 pick 6 pool

on 07/06/2015 2:00 AM
Running Aces, in conjunction with the USTA’s Strategic Wagering platform, has announced a guarantee of $12,500 in its 50-cent Pick 6 wager pool on Tuesday night (July 7). The exotic wager has gone unsolved for six consecutive programs resulting in a $4560 carryover. Only a pair of 23-1 longshots prevented the Pick 6 from being hit on Sunday, when the pool was guaranteed at $5000.  ...
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Luck Be Withyou wins Ben Franklin by nose

on 07/05/2015 2:00 AM
The $500,000 Ben Franklin free for all pace turned out to be as thrilling as a front-end win can be as Luck Be Withyou held on by the shortest of noses over Domethatagain in 1:49 on Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Domethatagain, driven by Simon Allard, left from the rail off the gate, but Luck Be Withyou and George Napolitano Jr. took command before the turn from post ...
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Freshman fireworks in OSS at Scioto

on 07/05/2015 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colts and geldings went postward on Saturday afternoon at Scioto Downs in ten divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes, each sporting a purse of $40,000. Six pacing divisions and four trotting splits vied over Scioto’s five-eighths-mile oval, with a total of 92 youngsters battling.  Big Bad Cam strode to victory in dominant fashion when he won the fifth OSS pacing division (race 14) b...
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Big M Hi 5 pays $173,000

on 07/05/2015 2:00 AM
While fireworks filled the skies across the country on Saturday night, there were fireworks of a different kind around midnight as one lucky customer purchased the winning ticket in the last race jackpot super hi-5 which returned $173,094.02.  The lucky ticket was bought through the advance deposit wagering site, TVG.   The correct combination of 7-6-9-3-8 included a 45-1 winner over...
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Ron Waples wins Gerry HOF trot

on 07/05/2015 2:00 AM
Ron Waples, driving I’m Fabulous, won the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot at Goshen Historic Track on Sunday by one length in a time of 2:00. The annual event, sponsored by Elbridge and Peter Gerry in memory of their parents, features drivers and trainers who have Hall of Fame status, with a meet and greet for fans after the race. David Miller and Bad I Am led throu...
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Daylon Magician takes Cleveland Trot Classic

on 07/04/2015 2:00 AM
Jack Moiseyev won the Cleveland Classic in 1991 with 3-year-old pacing star Precious Bunny and had not been to Northfield Park since. He returned to the Flying Turns on Friday (July 3) to drive Daylon Magician in the $170,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic and found himself in the winner’s circle again.   Daylon Magician ($19.80) started from post seven and let his competition carve blis...
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JL Cruze nips Sebastian K at Pocono

on 07/04/2015 2:00 AM
JL Cruze nipped Sebastian K at the wire to win the Sun Invitational. It was JL Cruze’s ninth consecutive win of the season. For the year, he has won 14 of 16 races and captured four winter/spring series championships -- the Super Bowl, Singer Memorial, Shiaway St Pat and Weiss -- for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Stephen Iaquinta. The group purchased JL Cruze for $37,000 at November...
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Bettor Be Steppin captures Lynch

on 07/04/2015 2:00 AM
What was a wide-open race on paper became a wide-open finish as Bettor Be Steppin and Corey Callahan got up to win the $300,000 James Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night (July 4) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:50.4.   The race was heated from the start as The Show Returns gunned to the lead from post nine for driver Tim Tetrick. Favored Stacia Hanover (Sco...
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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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