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Heavy rain forces Northfield to cancel after 1 race

on 06/22/2015 2:00 AM
Northfield Park was forced to cancel after one race on Monday night due to unsafe track conditions caused by a heavy rain storm.   Northfield Park will resume live racing on Tuesday with a first post of 6 p.m. (Northfield Park)
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Wrangler Magic prevails in Fan Hanover

on 06/21/2015 2:00 AM
Wrangler Magic delivered the performance of her career to win the $479,000 Fan Hanover Saturday night at Mohawk. A impressive field of ten three-year-old pacing fillies, including 2014 Horse of the Year JK Shesalady, lined up to contest the Fan Hanover. Wrangler Magic and Sylvain Filion showed early speed to grab the front heading into the first turn. Sassa Hanover, who handed J...
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Account Rollover sweeps the Caramore

on 06/21/2015 2:00 AM
In a highly competitive field, Account Rollover was able to defeat five different Caramore division winners en route to completing a series sweep in The Caramore at The Meadowlands. Sent off as the 8/5 favorite, Account Rollover showed good speed early in the mile, made an aggressive move to the lead past the quarter in 27.1 and took charge down the backstretch.  Driver Vincen...
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Maven sets track record in Swedish victory

on 06/21/2015 2:00 AM
Maven set a new track record for older trotting mares at Kalmar in Sweden on Sunday when she scored in a mile rate of 1:55.1f for the 1 5/16-mile race. Trained by Jimmy Takter, Maven was driven by his brother, Johnny.   While Maven found the competition much to her liking on Sunday, she won't have much time to rest on her laurels as she has been entered for next Saturday's Kymi Gran...
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Barn Doll, Crazy Wow dominate in Vernon EBC

on 06/21/2015 2:00 AM
Both brushing to the fore and opening up at will on their respective rivals, Barn Doll ($2.70) and Crazy Wow ($2.30, part of entry) proved dominant in a pair of Empire Breeders Classic events for New York-sired 3-year-old trotters on Sunday (June 21) afternoon at Vernon Downs. The $248,275 Classic for fillies saw Zanna ...
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Earndawg leads Welch sweep of Maywood Pace

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts were front and center on Friday night at Maywood Park but in reality it was trainer Roger Welch who stole the show as his trainees finished 1-2-3 in the track’s signature event with division leader Earndawg capturing top honors in the $36,000 Maywood Pace as he reported home with a three-quarter-length victory in 1:54.2 for driver Todd Warren. Confident...
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JL Cruze stakes his claim as top trotter

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
The third leg of the Graduate Series for trotters pitted a rematch of JL Cruze vs. Father Patrick, this time for $100,000. Fresh off the upset two weeks ago that sent shockwaves throughout the sport, JL Cruze was given more respect at the windows Friday night, sent off as the 9/5 second choice. Father Patrick was given the nod as the favorite, despite the narrow loss last-out and post 10 tonig...
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Sebastian K and breakfast with the babies

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
World champion Sebastian K, the fastest trotter in harness racing history, made his 2015 debut in Saturday’s qualifiers at the Meadowlands Racetrack and trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt said the 9-year-old trotter felt good after having the start of his campaign delayed because of ulcers. In fact, the returning Dan Patch Award-winning divisional champion might have felt a little too good. ...
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Hemi Seelster shocks in Goodtimes

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Hemi Seelster lit up the toteboard, upsetting at 76-1 odds after the heavily favored Canepa Hanover and French Laundry broke stride during this year’s edition of the C$233,000 Goodtimes final on Saturday evening (June 20) at Mohawk, part of the Pepsi North America Cup undercard. With the victory, it was an extra special night for the winning trainer John Bax. He not only conditions Hemi...
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Bee A Magician dominates in Armbro Flight

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, made her rivals disappear down the stretch, scoring an effortless 4-3/4 length victory over longshot Charmed Life in the C$272,000 Armbro Flight final for filly and mare trotters, part of a star-studded stakes undercard on Pepsi North America Cup night. Named for Canada’s Horse of the Year in 1964, 1965 and 1966, the Armbro Flight showcased no...
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State Treasurer takes Mohawk Gold Cup

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
State Treasurer added a victory in the $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational Pace to his expanding list of accomplishments amongst the tough older male pacing division. Blasting across the track, Doctor Butch (Tim Tetrick) overcame his outside post position to take the lead before the first turn. He landed in front of the 2014 Mohawk Gold Cup upsetter Evenin Of Pleasure (Sy...
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Lady Shadow zips to Roses Are Red win

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Lady Shadow put an end to three-time defending champion Androvette's Roses Are Red Stakes streak as she swept to command down the backstretch in this year's $350,000 final and paced away to a three length victory. Anndrovette (Tim Tetrick) fired off the gate from post eight and crossed over to command ahead of Weeper (Yannick Gingras), who left just to her inside. After a scorch...
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Wakizashi Hanover wins North America Cup

on 06/20/2015 2:00 AM
Wakizashi Hanover, driven by Tim Tetrick, sat a perfect two-hole trip behind the pacesetting heavy favorite and previously unbeaten Wiggle It Jiggleit, before charging by the leader in deep stretch to win  capture the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest pacing event in the world, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:48. The final time was just a fifth of a second off the sta...
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Muscle Baby Doll 1:53.3 winner in Ontario

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Ranked the number three filly on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit last season, Muscle Baby Doll has her connections hoping for an even higher finish in 2015 after she kicked off her sophomore campaign with an impressive Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.   Starting from post 3 in the second of two $105,000 Gold Legs, driver Doug McNair settled favorite Muscle B...
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Hannah Miller wins again with Rev It Now

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
After winning a trotting race under saddle at Goshen Historic Track last Sunday Rev It Now, hooked to a sulky once again, won the NAADA Trot at Monticello Raceway on the misty and cool Thursday afternoon of June 18. Hannah Miller drove the veteran trotter to a come-from-behind one length victory over Typical New Yorker (Alan Schwartz) in a time of 2:00.3. Notoriously a slow starter, Rev It ...
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Rare meeting of two TOYs in Armbro Flight

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
For the first time in 43 years, two horses with Trotter of the Year honors to their credit will meet when Bee A Magician and Shake It Cerry clash in Saturday's $272,000 Armbro Flight for older mare trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   Both mares were elimination winners last week; 5-year-old Bee A Magician in a Canadian-record 1:51.1 and 4-year-old Shake It Cerry in 1:52.4.  ...
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Interesting Caramore final at the Meadowlands

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's live racing card at the Meadowlands may be absent star power but one would be hard-pressed to find a more daunting pari-mutuel puzzle than the $24,300 Caramore final, going as the featured seventh race.   The 10 strongest survivors from two previous legs will do battle with Account Rollover leaving from the pole as the only repeat winner in the series. Vinnie Ginsbe...
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Rare Greyhound print offered for auction

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
An iconic print of Greyhound setting his historic time trial mark of 1:59 3/4 on July 16, 1937, reproduced from an oil by Richard Stone Reeves, will be offered in a live auction on July 5 at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.   The print, numbered 34 of the original 1955 issue of 260, comes from the private collection of a Museum member, who has owned it...
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Tipitina wins Yonkers distaff feature

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Pocket-sitting Tipitina (Jason Bartlett, $10.40) beat pace-setting Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter) in a two-speed number Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Jonsie Jones made the lead, working around Tipitina before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. The latter, assigned post position No. 2,  has moved past pole-sitting Magic Starlight...
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Flanigen wins three on Friday at Buffalo

on 06/19/2015 2:00 AM
Jack Flanigen continued his Friday night dominance at Buffalo Raceway as he registered a triple to highlight the 10-race program. Flanigen, who now has 16 victories in the past four Friday cards, scored aboard Secluded Island ($26.20), Major Reform ($3.40) and Classic Camelot ($2,60). Buffalo Raceway's leading driver, Kevin Cummings, added two victories as he took Above Th...
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