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American Rock captures Youthful final in 1:52

on 04/11/2015 2:00 AM
American Rock turned in a gritty effort to win the $37,000 Youthful series final Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A solid group of ten three-year-old pacing colts and geldings lined up Saturday evening for the final of the three-week Youthful series. Legion Of Boom, the 4-5 favorite, came into the final on a three-race win streak and had a chance at a series sweep.   ...
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Western Alumni Open winner at Buffalo

on 04/11/2015 2:00 AM
Western Alumni turned in the fastest mile of the season at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (April 11)) by going gate-to-wire to take the featured $10,500 Open Pace in 1:54.   Starting from the two post, Western Alumni (Jim McNeight) went right to the lead and forced the remaining field of six to try and track him down. It didn't happen. Western Alumni ($10.80) put upsolid fractions of :...
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JJs Jet fastest at Scarborough this year

on 04/11/2015 2:00 AM
JJs Jet rocketed back into the Scarborough Downs consciousness on Saturday (April 11 as the Drew Campbell driven/trained entry finally tasted victory while making his third upper-class appearance of the 2015 season.   Owned by Bruce Maxwell of St. John, NB, Canada, the 6-year-old gelded son of Jereme's Jet launched a determined first over campaign to engage last week's top class winn...
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Heez Orl Black N, Windsong Jack new Levy winners

on 04/11/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's fourth round of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, despite missing some old, familiar faces, played out in a trio of intriguing events.   Pole-sitting Windsong Jack (Brian Sears, $6.20) won the opening, $50,000 division, getting by Mach it So (Tim Tetrick) late and edging way by a length-and-a-quarter in a season's-best 1:52.4. Mach's Beach...
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A toast to the career of Champagne Tonight

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
Champagne Tonight ended her racing career the same way it began–with a win. She was victorious in her final trip around a racing oval when she crossed the wire a winner in the 10th race at Northfield Park on Thursday.   Ronnie Wrenn Jr. piloted the 5-year-old mare from the second tier and let her competition carve out the :27.2, :55.4 and 1:25.2 ambitious fractions. Wrenn swooped Champa...
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Hannah Miller brings win streak to 3

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
Hannah Miler is on a roll. The 23-year-old daughter of top trainer Erv Miller is showing the racing world that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and she is making a name for herself in a sport dominated by men.   On the wet and dreary Thursday afternoon in New York's southern Catskill Mountains, Miller reined Rev It Now to a 2:02 triumph over a soggy racetrack in the fifth leg...
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Sires Stakes highlights Cal Expo Sunday card

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
A pair of $10,000 California Sire Stakes and the Terry Kelly Memorial Distaff Open Pace are the main events on Sunday evening's program at Cal Expo. There will be 12 races Sunday and the action gets underway at 4:55 p.m. The Sire Stakes go as the third and fifth events on the card, while the Distaff Open is slated for the fourth race.   Speak English is the one to beat in the Sire Stakes ...
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Color's A Virgin wins first start of season

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
The reigning 3-year-old pacing filly of the year, Color's A Virgin, returned to action on Friday (April 10) and made her 2015 debut a winning one as she captured the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Overcoming a tough, first-over trip, Color's A Virgin scored her first victory against older mares in 1:53.3 and ...
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Matchmaker splits to Venus Delight, Carolsideal

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Friday night hosted the fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for open pacing mares. As was the case in the third leg, a pair of small-but-select fields of five were bifurcated into $40,000 divisions.   Pole-sitting favorite Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett, $4.80), finished what she started in the first event, holding off a second-up Camille (George Brennan) in a seaso...
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Back-to-back wins for Radar Contact

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
Radar Contact entered the $27,500 Mares Open Handicap Friday Night at the Meadowlands on quite a roll. In fact, she had not been worse than second in her last six starts. That would not change as the 7-year-old daughter of Dontgetinmyway took the field wire-to-wire to score back to back wins at the top level for the mare pacers. She covered the mile in 1:50.3 as the even money favorite. &n...
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One Over Par gets win thanks to disqualification

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
One Over Par rallied through the lane for what appeared to be a good second-place finish, only to be placed the winner through disqualification in Friday's opening leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. The series for 3-year-old fillies is named for Do Me Honor, a top performer in the Bill Bercury stable who raced later on Friday's card. The first leg was conducted as a single division. &n...
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Friskie's Angel takes Mossbarger Memorial

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Friskie's Angel, sired by Midland Acres' Feelin Friskie, held on by a neck to capture the $17,500 championship of the inaugural Dr. Don Mossbarger Memorial series at Miami Valley. Dr. Mossbarger, a member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame, was the founder and patriarch of renowned breeding facility Midland Acres in nearby Bloomingburg, Ohio, until his passing late in 2014. &n...
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Longshots light up toteboard at Buffalo

on 04/10/2015 2:00 AM
It was sure a zany three-race stretch at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (April 10) as three longshots found their way to the winner's circle. The fourth through sixth races were definitely as wild as could be with the average win mutuel being $105.15.   Wrangler Rockstar (John Cummings Jr.) started out the longshot parade in the fourth race with a stunning $63 victory to kick off the first ...
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Totally Rusty shines in DSBF 3FP final

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
Totally Rusty was totally awesome winning the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old Filly pace in a near event-record breaking 1:51.3 victory over a sloppy track on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Totally Rusty was one of three fillies to leave the starting gate and when the field straightened out Corey Callahan took the totally homebred chestnut into the lead w...
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She Glides romps by 12 in Meadows series

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
She Glides, the 1-2 favorite, powered to the lead at the quarter and drew off to triumph by 12 1/2 lengths in 1:56.3, fastest in Wednesday's opening leg of the Daylon Miracle Trot for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. The time matches the fastest this year for sophomore fillies on a five-eighths-mile track.   The opening leg was conducted over three divisions, with Byfleet Hanover ...
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Dress For Success still unbeaten in Weiss

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
Dress For Success remained undefeated in Bobby Weiss Series competition with an easy victory in one of two $15,000 divisions of the third leg for trotting females Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono; in the other cut, Passing Jetta finds herself moving in the right direction after posting successive third, second, and now first-place finishes in her Weiss outings.   T...
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Pompano Super Hi-5 pool tops $125,000

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
Pompano Park's Super Hi-5 carryover pierced the $125,000 mark when 10 skilled handicapper cashed in on the 7-9-4-1-3 combination to the tune of $843.02 on Wednesday night. The carryover going into Saturday night's 10 race card is $125,000.09.   To take the entire pool, the winner must have the only ticket on the winning combination. Multiple winners split the net pool on a 50-50 bas...
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Running Aces opens new simulcast parlor

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack has reinvented the simulcast section of its floor plan, just in time for the beginning of the live racing season on June 6th and the Kentucky Derby, which can be seen and wagered on at Running Aces on May 2.   With over 20 new HDTVs and two picture-perfect 80-inch feature screens, the beautiful, state-of-the-art simulcast facility also offers a pe...
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Fund-raising initiatives for Jerry Landess

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
A medical expense fund to benefit long-time Indiana horseman and USTA Director Jerry Landess has been set up on the gofundme website at www.gofundme.com/r762jh2j. Landess, who is suffering from significant health issues, has been a fixture in harness racing in Indiana for many years and has been a leading ambassador for the sport there as well as a member of the USTA Board of Directors for nearly ...
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New marketing by Yonkers-Saratoga-Batavia

on 04/09/2015 2:00 AM
Empire City Casino, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, and Batavia Downs/Western Off-Track Betting Corporation today announced they are forming a unique and unprecedented alliance devoted to the further marketing and promotion of their harness racing products, as well as NYRA and featured thoroughbred racing from across the nation.   During the month of April, participating horseplayers f...
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