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JL Cruze, Opulent Yankee win Weiss splits

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Four of the first five winners at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night paid the five cents to a dollar legal minimum profit in winning, including three visitors to Victory Lane during $15,000 third round series action of the Bobby Weiss Series – with the quartet tallying by a combined 21 lengths.   The trotting males were up first, and two Meadowlands invader took all ...
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Ohio's whipping rule passed, but not official

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Revised "Use of the Whip” rules (3769-17-17) for Ohio harness racing that were approved at the March 30 Ohio State Racing Commission's meeting will need to be reviewed by two other state boards (Common Sense Initiative and Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review), before taking effect in 90 days.   While there are already regulations—via state codes—in place for the use of the w...
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SBOANJ director Edward Razzetti dies

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Edward R. Razzetti, first vice present of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and a board member for nearly three decades, passed away on Sunday, April 5. Razzetti, 79, of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, formerly of East Rutherford, was born in Passaic to Edward and Florence Razzetti.   "Ed was one of the finest men I ever knew,” said SB...
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$100,000 Delaware final on Tuesday

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Political Foe, Go Byem and Egosnattitudes and Go Byem, winners of the most impressive $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) male trot preliminaries, head an eight-horse field vying in the $100,000 final on Tuesday, April 7. A $20,000-$25,000 claiming pace heads the regular card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.   Political Foe scored two victories with Eddie Dennis dr...
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Flying Muscles, Chef Lee take Meadows trots

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Flying Muscles and Chef Lee, the 1-9 and 1-5 favorites, respectively, justified bettors' faith in them Monday at The Meadows, as each captured a $17,500 opening-leg division of the Tamarind Trot. The series for 3-year-old colts and geldings honors Tamarind, one of the track's top active trotters, who is owned and trained by Bill Bercury.   Flying Muscles acquitted himself well in th...
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Callmemza takes $100,000 Delaware final

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Overlooked Callmemza (Call-Me-Miz-A) enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip en route to a 1:58.1 victory in the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals this week- the sophomore filly trot-on Monday (April 6) at Dover Downs. It was the headline event for winning driver Jonathan Roberts, who had three wins.   Race favorite I Got Spunk (Corey Callahan) broke s...
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PH Supercam three-peats in Levy split

on 04/05/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offered up Round 3 of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night. Four, $50,000 divisions featured 30 of the best Free-For-Allers, with last season's winner emerging as this season's target.   Odds-on PH Supercam (Jason Bartlett, $3.20), from post position No. 2, outsprinted Lucan Hanover (Tim Tetrick) in the first event, winning out of the pocket b...
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Panocchio wins by a nose at Pompano

on 04/05/2015 2:00 AM
In a classic battle to the wire, Panocchio, driven by Bruce Ranger, held on to score a narrow decision in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night--ironically, by a "nose!"   The 5-year-old altered son of No Pan Intended, owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, scored his first win of the season in his second start, pinning the narrow defeat on...
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Boffin wins Easter feature at Miami Valley

on 04/05/2015 2:00 AM
With several of Miami Valley’s top trotters taking Easter Sunday off, Boffin (Chris Page) took full advantage by hopping into the winner’s circle following the featured $14,850 Open.   The 5-year-old son of Donator Hanover enjoyed a perfect pocket trip behind favored Celebrity Hercules (Dan Noble) before easing to the outside in early stretch and coasting to a relative...
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Ice Scraper sets all-age Miami Valley mark

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
Ice Scraper paced the fastest mile in the two-year history of Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, capturing capturing the $18,150 Open Pace in 1:50.1.   Driver Ken Holliday, who returned to the sulky in January after a prolonged absence, set sail early and led the talented field through a brisk opening quarter in :26. Despite no impending pressure Holliday continued a brisk...
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Repeat winners in Hoosier Park features

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
On a chilly Saturday night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the heavy favorites delivered in the $21,000 featured trot and pace. Each of the featured events saw familiar faces in the winner's circle as both races produced repeat winners from the previous week.   Kicking things off for the evening, Rose Run Parker and Ricky Macomb...
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Burke, Kakaley bring out broom in Weiss splits

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and driver Matt Kakaley swept both $15,000 divisions of the third leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Victory At Last now three-for-three in the series and Major Uptrend making his initial Weiss start a winning one.   After winning by a head in the first two legs, the Quik Star Mindale gelding Victo...
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Rockin Wizard wins photo in Big M feature

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
Rockin Wizard got his nose on the wire, literally in a thrilling photo finish in the $22,500 featured condition pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. With four horses across the track on the wire, Rockin Wizard just got to the wire in time, holding off the fast closing longshot, Fool Me Once, who was rallying up the pylons.   Sweet Rock was launched to the lead and reached the ...
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Woodbine Hi-5 pool tops $3 million

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group offered a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi-5 wager Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The Jackpot Hi-5 wager requires a horseplayer to select the top five finishers in order. If there are multiple winning tickets, 50 percent of the evening's pool is paid out to the winning tickets, while the other half is carried over to the following card.   ...
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Garbo wires field to win Red Owens Memorial

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
Even-money favorite Garbo went wire-to-wire on Thursday (April 2) night at Miami Valley to sweep the George 'Red' Owens Memorial Series for fillies and mares and be crowned champion. It was the second consecutive night that owner O.D.L. Robinson and trainer Diane Hartsook have accomplished the feat as stablemate Smokey Joe's Café captured the Omar Hiteman Memorial championship for horse...
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Delaware Breeders Fund heading to finals

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
Wins by Sonofa Sizzle, Roddy's Hot Again and KJ Ben completed second leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries while Bandolito had just enough to win the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap again on Thursday (April 2) at Dover Downs.   Vic Kirby picked up where he left off Wednesday, driving Sonofa Sizzle to a tight 1:51.2 victory in the first of three DSBF ...
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Pinkman, Mission Brief top 193 Hambo eligibles

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
The $1 million Hambletonian and filly companion stake, the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, will be raced on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 8, at the Meadowlands. The 90th edition of the classic event will feature eliminations and the final on the same day. Eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks, if necessary, will be raced the prior week, Saturday, Aug. 1.   The number of total eligible...
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Macharoundtheclock chimes in Meadows win

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
 Macharoundtheclock wrested the early lead from Do Me Honor and sprinted away from her late to capture Friday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   A confirmed closer for much of her career, Macharoundtheclock lately has been flashing early speed. Her new versatility served her well Friday, as she swept past Do Me Honor...
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Dube sweeps Matchmaker splits at Yonkers

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. A pair of small-but-select fields of five were divided into $40,000 divisions.   Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $4.30), no one trick pony she, rallied from second-over after going down-the-road in her first two series starts   Starting outside her four foes, "Carol” watche...
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Radar Contact wires Big M feature pace

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
The featured $27,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace Friday night at the Meadowlands was a wide-open affair on paper, especially considering the scratch of morning line favorite Sayitall BB. But, Radar Contact had other ideas, taking the initiative from the start and powering home to win in 1:50.   Sent off as the even-money favorite, Radar Contact was sent immediately to the l...
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