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Inittowinafortune, Whom Shall I Fear big Big M winners

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
For the past two weeks, Inittowinafortune has chased Radar Contact from the pocket and each time she came up short. That changed Friday night at the Meadowlands as the 5-year-old mare earned a hard-fought victory by a flared nostril in the featured $27,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap.   Inittowinafortune was released as the 4-1 third choice behind Radar Contact (3/5) and Ro...
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Daylon Miracle upsets in Meadows Maturity

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Daylon Miracle stalked 2014 Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry from the pocket, then blew by the champ in the Lightning Lane to pull off a 5-1 upset in Friday’s inaugural edition of the $51,100 The Meadows Maturity for mare trotters 4 and older. In the first start of her 4-year-old campaign, Shake It Cerry led the field through a snappy 1:24.3 three-quarters but tired late and faded to fo...
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BBS Sugarlight wins Olympic Trot; Maven 6th

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
BBS Sugarlight is the newest international superstar as he won the Olympic Trot at the Aby track in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday (April 25), defeating a field that included Prix d'Amerique runner-up Voltigeur de Myrt and the American mare Maven. He immediately was invited to the Elitlopp and his connections accepted.   Driven by Peter Untersteiner, BBS Sugarlight is a 6-year-old g...
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Plenty of stars in action at Meadowlands

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Some of harness racing's biggest stars, including five Dan Patch Award winners, were in qualifier action Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where they were greeted by an unseasonably cold morning and stiff headwind in the stretch.   Three of the Dan Patch Award winners – older trotters Father Patrick, Market Share and Bee A Magician – met in the ninth of the day's 16 qualifi...
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After almost a decade, racing returns to Calgary

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
"They're off! And we're racing at Century Downs!" Track announcer Murray Slough's voice boomed throughout the new Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, Alberta, as its first ever horse race began on Saturday afternoon (April 25). Saturday's card marked the long-awaited return of harness racing to Calgary for the first time since Stampede Park's final harness meet was held in 2006. ...
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Domethatagain wins Levy; Venus Delight in Matchmaker

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Domethatagain and driver Daniel Dube waited patiently for the last few yards of racing room to get ahead of the field to win the $529,000 George Morton Levy Series final for older pacers on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway in a time of 1:51.1.   Domethatagain, by Bettor's Delight-Road Sign, is trained by Rene Allard and owned by Allard Racing Inc., Robert Hamather and Bruce Soulsby...
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Penn upsets at 24-1 in Hoosier Park feature

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Penn turned in a sharp, front-running effort to pull off the 24-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. With Darrell Wright at the lines, Penn wired the field in 1:55.2 to earn his first victory of the season over a track rated 'good.'   In a talented group of 10, the Bobby Brower trainee wasted no ...
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Apostles Creed captures Dexter Cup elim

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Apostles Creed rallied from fourth place at the top of the stretch to win the $44,400 Dexter Cup elimination for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   Brett Miller was in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter as the son of Credit Winner-Religulous stopped the timer in 1:59.4. Apostles Creed is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Joyce McClel...
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Sparky Mark wins Pocono feature; Foiled Again 5th

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Sparky Mark ($14.20), the next-to-longest shot in the field, made every pole a winning one in the $25,000 winners over pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night.   All-time money champion Foiled Again, having to go first-over after a rest of three weeks, finished fifth, beaten less than four lengths in the 1:49.2 mile.   The red-hot Brothers Allard, driver...
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Etruscan Hanover sets Don Mills stakes mark

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
The conditions might have been a bit chilly, but Etruscan Hanover was sizzling Saturday night to a Don Mills stakes record at Mohawk.   A field of eight 4- and 5-year-old trotters took to the track Saturday evening for the $44,400 final of the Don Mills Trotting Series. The series finale appeared to be a competitive contest on paper, but Etruscan Hanover would turn the final into hi...
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Bercury on Meadows Maturity: I'm in it to win it!

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
Friday's inaugural staging of the $51,100 The Meadows Maturity for older distaff trotters has attracted two of harness racing's superstars—2014 Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry and 2014 Mare Trotter of the Year Classic Martine. But locally based horsemen aren't backing off. Instead, they're sending out The Meadows' female trotting elite—Daylon Miracle, Anaffairtoremember, Cowgirl Hall and ...
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Handle up at Ont. Standardbred Alliance tracks

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Alliance announced on Friday (April 24) that significant wagering growth, stable purses, and integrated marketing efforts from the first year of operation are showing signs that Standardbred racing in Ontario is on track toward a sustainable future. Led by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), the Standardbred Alliance is a consortium of eight Ontario racetracks created in A...
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Communicator Janoff to celebrate 100th at Pompano

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
Harness racing Hall of Fame communicator and World War II decorated veteran, Murray Janoff, will be honored at the Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park Saturday night as he celebrates his 100th birthday.   Janoff, of Boca Raton, will have the third race on the program named in his honor as family, friends and well-wishers are all invited to join him in the winner's circle for a special r...
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Tetrick finds room to win with Blush Hanover

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
A field of eight upper-conditioned level filly and mare pacers lined up for the featured event on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. The wagering public put their support behind Linda Toscano trainee Blush Hanover. The daughter of Art Major was coming off of a solid third-place performance against similar.   At the start, the race favorite initially left, but took back, ...
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Moonlit Dance takes Princess leg at Mohawk

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
Moonlit Dance and James MacDonald made a bold statement with a 1:52 victory in the opening leg of the Princess Series Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Just a single $20,000 division, featuring a field of eleven, was needed for the first leg of the three-week Princess Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Moonlit Dance, the 9-5 favorite, turned in a razor-sharp performance to stri...
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Dune In Red upsets in Yonkers mare feature

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
Pole-assigned Dune in Red (Tyler Buter, $16.80) held off the cavalry Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $31,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   After seeing Fanticipation (Mark MacDonald) grab the first glory, Dune in Red edged from the pocket. The one made the lead just at a :27.3 opening quarter-mile, then rated a :57.3 intermission. Sweetnsinful (Jason Bar...
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Top 3 drivers at Buffalo dominate on Friday

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
The top three in the Buffalo Raceway driver's standings showed the way on Friday night (April 24) as the trio combined for seven victories on the 12-race card. Drew Monti, who sits in third place in the rankings, had a triple and moved his seasonal total to 71. Last season, he posted 86 victories the entire season at Buffalo Raceway.   Leading driver Kevin Cummings had a double and now ha...
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Color's A Virgin scores at Hoosier in 1:52.2

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
Color's A Virgin notched her second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after she effortlessly captured the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, on Friday, April 24.The reigning Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year has now gone back-to-back at the top level with her 1:52.2 victory and remains undefeated in 2015. ...
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A Penny Earned captures Vernon Open Trot

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
After only mustering a fourth-place finish in his seasonal debut last week, A Penny Earned ($4.10) was quick to right the ship, taking Friday (April 24) evening's $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs in 1:56.2.   The six-year-old Conway Hall gelding secured the pocket early behind Grey Ice (Jimmy Whittemore), brushing to a clear lead just upon entering the clubhouse turn. After exerting hims...
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Friskie Lil Devil captures Hackett at Miami Valley

on 04/24/2015 2:00 AM
Friskie Lil Devil, who captured the $200,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship for freshman pacing fillies in her final 2014 start, opened her 2015 campaign by copping the $38,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship race at Miami Valley on Friday night.   Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. decided to take the safest route possible by leaving alertly and cutting all the fractions in an impressi...
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