M Life Rewards finals set for Monday at Yonkers

on 07/20/2020 8:49 AM
A pair of $60,000 series finals and $30,000 consolations headline the Monday night program at Yonkers Raceway. The M Life Rewards Ladies and M Life Rewards Gents Pacing Series will each conclude after being interrupted and postponed by the efforts to contain the coronavirus in March. The M Life Rewards Ladies Pacing Series was originally scheduled with three preliminary legs March 2...
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Owners allowed when Batavia opens meet July 29

on 07/20/2020 8:47 AM
When the Batavia Downs live racing meet gets underway on Wednesday, July 29, there will be no fans in attendance due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. However there will be one exception.   Listed owners of horses in to go will be allowed on the track apron starting opening night. General spectators or guests of owners will not be allowed onto the groun...
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Zweig Memorials to be held Aug. 21 at Vernon Downs

on 07/20/2020 8:45 AM
Vernon Downs will host the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial, a Grand Circuit stake for 3-year-old colt and filly trotters on Friday, Aug. 21.   This is a date change from the originally scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 due to the reshuffling of stakes due to the pandemic.   Please check for the draw information on the condition sheet as the date for the Zweig draws near. (Vernon...
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Bet On Becky has 3 in a row with Gold win

on 07/20/2020 8:37 AM
Bet On Becky extended her win streak to three on Sunday with an effortless 1:53.3 victory in the first $108,000 two-year-old pacing filly Gold Series division at Georgian Downs. The Bettors Delight daughter and regular reinsman Jody Jamieson eased away from Post 2 and settled fifth as stablemate Ring Of Kerry led the field of 10 to a :27.2 quarter. Heading by the grandstand for the first time...
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$600,000 yearling Ineffable fastest in PA All Stars

on 07/19/2020 9:53 PM
The freshman trotting fillies Pub Crawl and Insta Glam added a Pennsylvania All-Stars victory at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Sunday twilight card after winning a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows in their previous start.   Pub Crawl raced first, and the daughter of Bar Hopping-Myth and thus the possessor of a strong maternal line for generations, moved to the le...
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Albergita Hanover, Think Of Galaxies win NYSS

on 07/19/2020 9:12 PM
Tioga Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday. Albergita Hanover (Scott Zeron) romped in the $49,500 first division. Rightfully Mine (Jason Bartlett) went to the front and led to a first quarter of :28.1. Summer Rae (Jim Morrill Jr.) took over the lead as they went by the stands for the first time and led to the half in :57.1. As they he...
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Meadowlands Pace Night handle tops $5 million

on 07/19/2020 8:15 AM
 The wagering on Meadowlands Pace Night Saturday at The Meadowlands got off to a fast start and just kept on rolling all night long.   When all the money was counted, a total of $5,051,261 was wagered on the 13-race program, by far the most in the industry this year and most on a Pace Night card since 2008, when betting was $5,371,055. This year’s total represented an ...
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Odds On Osiris, Caribbean Escape win INSS 3CP divisions

on 07/19/2020 8:09 AM
Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings took their turn in the spotlight in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Two $34,500 divisions brought 21 Indiana-sired competitors ready to battle in their second round of stakes action. The standouts were Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn who equaled his lifetime mark and Caribbean Escape wi...
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Major shocker for Major Occasion A in Dorothy Haughton

on 07/18/2020 11:46 PM
Major Occasion A and driver Dexter Dunn got an inside trip the entire mile to spring a 50-1 upset over Shartin N in Saturday’s $172,850 Dorothy Haughton Memorial for older female pacers at the Meadowlands in a stakes record 1:48.1.   Shartin N, the sport’s defending Horse of the Year and 3-5 favorite, was second, and Soho Burning Love A was third in the event for...
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Tall Dark Stranger fights hard to win Meadowlands Pace

on 07/18/2020 10:55 PM
. Tall Dark Stranger is a danger, especially with his back to the wall. Pushed to the max by old rival Papi Rob Hanover, Tall Dark Stranger battled back in deep stretch to win the $636,650 Meadowlands Pace by a neck on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   In a gutsy effort, Tall Dark Stranger, the 1-2 favorite, captured the first major stakes of the season for 3-year-old pacers. N...
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Take that post 13! Gimpanzee wins Hambletonian Maturity

on 07/18/2020 10:37 PM
Gimpanzee and Brian Sears overcame post 13 — as well a solid field — to capture the $464,900 Hambletonian Maturity in rather easy fashion Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The 4-year-old son of Chapter Seven covered the 1 1/8-mile distance in 2:05.4 as the 3-5 betting choice.   There was much action in the early stages, as Marseille and driver ...
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Dancin Lou best in William Haughton Memorial

on 07/18/2020 10:31 PM
Despite traveling wide for nearly all of a :52.4 opening half mile, Dancin Lou ($6) had plenty left in the stretch to cement his place in the top ranks of the free-for-all pacing division with a scintillating 1:47.2 score in the $391,300 William R. Haughton Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The winner of last year's Breeders Crown for sophomore pacers...
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Sophomore colts shine in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/18/2020 9:53 PM
Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions were contested for 3-year-old pacing colts on a steamy hot Saturday night at Scioto Downs.  It was the third round of the four leg series for sophomore sidewinders with both divisions featuring seven contestants each. Stanford Court enjoyed a front-stepping steer by Ronnie Wrenn Jr. to notch his second victory in this series, clock...
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Reflect With Me upsets in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/18/2020 9:50 PM
 A sweeping three-wide stretch move earned Reflect With Me and driver Andy McCarthy a 1:49 win in the $194,400 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old pacing fillies at the Meadowlands on Saturday.   Reflect With Me was nowhere near the early competition ,as Rocknificent rushed to the early lead followed by Priceless. But just as the :26.3 first quarter was clocked, favorite JK...
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Back Of The Neck, Ready For Moni take Dancer splits

on 07/18/2020 9:47 PM
Judy Taylor has sometimes given her son, Howard, a tough time about the horses they have owned together. That appears to be about to change.   The Taylors and breeder Stefan Balazsi’s Order By Stable own Hambletonian hopeful Back Of The Neck, who won Saturday’s $142,250 first division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters in 1:52 at the&nb...
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Post 10 no problem again for Ramona Hill in Miller Memorial

on 07/18/2020 9:40 PM
Andy McCarthy motored Ramona Hill to the front from post 10 and battled all challengers for control, trotting to a 1:50.3 victory in the $253,500 Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Clearing command into the first turn, Ramona Hill led the field past a :26.3 first quarter before Love A Good Story angled off the pylons to brush for the lead...
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Manchego dominates in Miss Versatility leg

on 07/18/2020 9:38 PM
 Nancy Takter trainee Manchego asserted her divisional dominance once more with a 1:51 stroll in the third $40,000 preliminary of the Miss Versatility on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Driver Dexter Dunn eased the 1-9 favorite off the gate as a pair of Svanstedt trainees — Felicityshagwell S and Beautiful Sin — left for the front. Manchego landed in fou...
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Crystal Fashion sparkles in Pocono feature

on 07/18/2020 7:47 PM
The veteran Cantab Hall gelding Crystal Fashion boosted his lifetime earnings to $1,737,094 with a hard-fought 1:51.4 victory in the $17,200 trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday afternoon.    Jordan Stratton moved his horse to the outside just nearing the :56.3 half, and grinded long and hard at the pacesetting Pat Matters. The battling pair went the third...
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The Greek Freak punches Adios ticket with big PASS win

on 07/18/2020 7:44 PM
 The Greek Freak not only was an impressive winner in Saturday’s $193,156 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows, but he also stamped his ticket to next week’s eliminations for the $450,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids. The PASS for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested over three divisions, with Sea Of Life and Lak...
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Favorites come up short in ONSS 3FP divisions

on 07/18/2020 2:22 PM
Upsets were the order of the day at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday as both favorites in the 3-year-old pacing filly Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions went down to defeat. In the first $78,736 split driver Trevor Henry sent Sex Appeal straight to the front from post five and reeled off fractions of :26.2, :55.2 and 1:23.1 as favorite Laura’s Love sat fourth. In the stretch pocket-...
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