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Odds On Equuleus scores in 1:49.2 at Big M

on 04/12/2015 2:00 AM
On a night that was tough on horses looking to rally from off the pace, Odds On Equuleus bucked the Saturday night trend at the Meadowlands, rocketing off cover to win in his return off a month freshening.   Considered just one of many contenders in a loaded condition event to kick off the Late Pick 4, Odds On Equuleus was released at 7-2 in the highly competitive field. Blatantly B...
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Major Uptrend overcomes post 8 at Pocono

on 04/12/2015 2:00 AM
Major Uptrend overcame post eight and snapped the streak of Victory At Last, who had won in the first three legs of the Bobby Weiss Series at The Downs at Mohgean Sun Pocono, by posting a 1:51.3 triumph in one of two $15,000 cuts of the fourth and final preliminary for male pacers Saturday. In the other division, YS Lotus posted the fastest Weiss clocking all year, 1:50.2, to stamp himself as a ...
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Biff Lowry, racing executive, author, dies

on 04/12/2015 2:00 AM
Paul "Biff” Lowry, a racing publicist and executive for more than 50 years, died Thursday, April 9, in St. George, Utah. Mr. Lowry was 87.   Mr. Lowry was reared in the Los Angeles, Calif., area, and was exposed to harness racing at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita as his father was a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. In 1947 Mr. Lowry started his career in racing by working i...
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Divinely Floozy wins for Langley, Eaton

on 04/12/2015 2:00 AM
The opening weekend of Illinois Conceived and Foaled stakes action continued on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of six state-bred sophomore trotters met in the $8,000 Speedy Rodney Stake. As we've seen in the past, these trotting events can provide some surprises and Sunday's test was no different as Phil Langley and Jim Eaton's Divinely Floozy pulled off the 19-1 shocker, winning by ...
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Drew Campbell takes 6 at Scarborough

on 04/12/2015 2:00 AM
Every Sunday is "Fun Day” at Scarborough Downs. On Sunday, April 12, driver Drew Campbell put together a six-pack out on the racetrack, riding roughshod over an accomplished driving colony en route to winning six of the ten races carded.   The Campbell Cavalcade quickly went into motion on Sunday, winning the very first race of the day with Kevin Gee's new trotter, ...
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Boffin sets 1:53.4 Miami Valley record

on 04/12/2015 2:00 AM
Boffin established a new track record for aged trotters on Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley, stopping the teletimer in 1:53.4 for his second straight Open Trot triumph.   Driver Tyler Smith was content to let others duke it out on the front end early before moving into the outer flow down the backstretch and cruising to an easy win in the lane. Tyler Tinch trains the five-year-old s...
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Maven second in Sweden; Noras Bean wins

on 04/11/2015 2:00 AM
Maven finished second in an elimination for the Olympic Trot on Saturday at the Jagersro track in Malmo, Sweden. Noras Bean won the race and earned a ticket to the April 25 Olympic Trot final; Maven had already been invited to the race.   Arazi Boko got away the best and grabbed the early lead but Noras Bean quickly took over. While Maven, who started from post 10 in the s...
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Lord Of Misrule wins Tharps Memorial

on 04/11/2015 2:00 AM
Lord Of Misrule picked a great time to pick up his first victory of the season by capturing the $20,000 championship final of the Tom Tharps Memorial Series for conditioned pacers at Miami Valley Raceway. on Saturday.   As a lukewarm favorite, Lord Of Misrule left alertly from an outside post until driver Chris Page decided to take a tuck into fifth position along the pylons during ...
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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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