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Artspeak among 63 still eligible to NA Cup

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
The connections of 63 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have made the first sustaining payment to remain eligible to this year's Pepsi North America Cup. The $1 million showcase, to be contested on Saturday, June 20, at Mohawk Racetrack, is Canada's richest harness race. Headlining the top-notch group of sophomore pacers is O'Brien and Dan Patch Award winner Artspeak. The Tony Alagna...
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Ohio Commission hears medication presentations

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
Presentations by the US Trotting Association's Phil Langley and Mike Tanner, along with Dave Basler of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and trainer William Cowan, and the OHHA's Renee Mancino and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. highlighted the Ohio State Racing Commission monthly meeting, March 30, on the 31st Floor of the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio. ...
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Rediscovery wins $62,200 Sagamore final

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Tuesday afternoon offered its richest race of the season to date, the $62,200 final of the Sagamore Hill for 3- and 4-year-old male pacers. Newly-purchased Rediscovery (pictured, with George Brennan, $6.70) won the big prize—$31,100 and a date with Teddy Roosevelt—off a textbook pocket trip beneath the wet snow.   Winning the draw in the finale (all 4-year-olds),...
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Beach Memories moves to DiDomenico

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
Beach Memories, PH Supercam, and Polak A will try to remain unbeaten in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway, but Beach Memories will do it from a new barn. The 5-year-old pacer has moved from the stable of trainer Ron Burke to trainer Scott DiDomenico.   Saturday's third round of the Levy Series features four divisions, with PH Supercam compe...
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Egosnattitudes, Political Foe score in prelims

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
Egosnattitudes and Political Foe scored $20,000 victories to complete second leg preliminaries for 3-year-old male trotters in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action at Dover Downs Tuesday. Racing took place on a track which turned sloppy late in the Tuesday card. PL Hoofhearted came from far back to win the regular card feature.   Jonathan Roberts left fast from outside ...
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Daylon Miracle captures Meadows feature

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
After more than holding her own against the track's top male trotters, Daylon Miracle relished her return to the distaff ranks, easily capturing Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Daylon Miracle faced all comers in her four most recent outings, collecting two wins and a pair of show finishes. In Tuesday's event, how...
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Stablemates finish one-two in Coven final

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
Go For Sand (Jason Brewer) and Princess Of Rock (Tyler Smith), both owned partially by William Eltzroth and trained by Jeff Brewer, were first and second to cross the wire in the $15,000 championship leg of the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial Series at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon.   The stablemates were just a nose apart at the wire with Second Later (Josh Sutton) third in the pho...
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Dont Tell Rusty snags Pompano Sunday feature

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
Two high class claiming events highlighted the Sunday night racing card at Pompano Park with Dont Tell Rusty taking the $10,000 pacing event for $20,000-$25,000 claimers and Canadian Touch achieving top honors in the $8,500 pace for $15,000 claimers. Both feature winners were trained by Paul Holzman and both scored wins in the identical time of 1:51.3. Dont Tell Rusty, owned by Melvin Fink,...
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HRC talks with Wisc. horseman John DeLong

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
John DeLong was 19 years old when he won the driving title at Running Aces in its inaugural season in 2008. Now at the age of 26, the Wisconsin native has 1,282 victories to his credit and is No. 2 in the standings at Balmoral Park, one win behind leader Casey Leonard, and tied for fifth at Maywood Park.   Last year DeLong set a career high with $1.94 million in purses and won a num...
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Crazolo takes Meadows feature trot

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
 Crazolo quarter-poled to the lead and had no serious challenges thereafter in capturing his second straight victory in Monday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows.   Crazolo dropped into an optional claiming handicap to get last week’s win and was so impressive that he was sent off the 9-5 favorite despite the jump in class. Away third, Crazolo brushed t...
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Witch Dali completes Petticoat Series sweep

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
So far in 2015, Yonkers Raceway has had four legal-bare-minimum $2.10 win payoffs. Three times have been by Witch Dali (Tim Tetrick), who again fooled no one Monday night, winning the $54,800 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.   Leaving alertly from post position No. 3, Witch Dali was stung early on a cold, windy Westchester evening. S...
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Battle rounds begin for Blossom at Woodbine

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
Maplelea and Cast No Shadow scored first leg victories in the Blossom Series Monday night at Woodbine. A group of 15 three-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $15,000 divisions for the first round of the Blossom Series.   The first division saw a familiar horse to series action continue her recent run of dominance. Fresh off a sweep of the HPI Series, Maplelea and driver Ric...
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I Got Spunk fastest in DSBF 3FT splits

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
I Got Spunk, My Fire Cloud Too and Penny Paratrooper coasted to victory in three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly trot second leg preliminaries on Monday at Dover Downs.   I Got Spunk, piloted by Brett Miller, scored the fastest win of the three divisions. The Super Punk-Gogetitdun bay owned and trained by Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer...
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Almost 200 claims in 61 nights at Miami Valley

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
Astreo's Love raced creditably in his first eight starts at Miami Valley Raceway this winter, earning almost $16,000, but could only garner a pair of fifth-place finishes when elevated to open company.   That changed Saturday night as driver Brad Hanners tactfully guided the 5-year-old gelding to an 18-1 upset in the $18,150 feature race. Sensing hot fractions on the front end, Hann...
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Northern Companion upset winner at Pompano

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
Northern Companion, off at 26-1, scored the upset victory in Pompano Park's $15,400 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night, covering the mile in 1:51.2.   The 7-year-old son of Cambest, trained by Howard Klohr and driven by Dave Ingraham for owner Dorothy Zarza, stormed home from sixth at the top of the stretch to score a win measuring three-quarters of a length over PL Hellcat, ...
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Scarborough opens 2015 racing season

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
After suffering through a historically tough winter, southern Maine's harness racing fans came out in droves to witness the birth of the 2015 meet at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (March 28). The faithful crowded the stands and cheered from the fences as ten ultra competitive races were showcased on a track groomed to perfection by a track crew who have worked tirelessly to combat whatever Mot...
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Levy winners led by PH Supercam, Polak A

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offered up Round 2 of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night. Four, eight-horse $50,000 divisions against featured the best Free-For-Allers, and a trio of combatants couldn't wait to double their pleasure.   Defending series champ PH Supercam (Jason Bartlett, $7) used the same M-O—sitting a three-hole and closing deep in the passing lane—tha...
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JL Cruze, Rockeyed Optimist win finals

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Cruze is the king. That was the call from announcer Ken Warkentin that echoed through the Meadowlands as JL Cruze powered to another compelling victory. Tonight's victory in the $59,800 Shiaway St. Pat Final complete a winter trotting series sweep at the Meadowlands for the 4-year-old son of Crazed. The victory was the eighth of the season for JL Cruze, bringing his 2015 earnings to $126,...
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Youthful Series underway at Woodbine

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts took centre-stage Saturday night at Woodbine for the first leg of the Youthful Series. A solid group of 21 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two $15,000 divisions for the opening round of the three-week series event.   Fresh off his win in the WEGZ series last Saturday, Dialamara kept the momentum rolling with a 1:52.3 victory in the fir...
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Mach Stockn Barrel flexes muscles at Buffalo

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Mach Stockn Barrel continued to flex his muscles at Buffalo Raceway as the 4-year-old gelding registered his sixth victory of the season in 10 starts with an impressive 1-1/4 length win over Jokerman in the featured $9,500 pace Saturday night (March 28).   Driver John Cumminigs Jr. was determined to get Mach Stockn Barrel to the top. It took some effort as Mr. Preserverance (Shawn G...
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