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Father Patrick wins Maxie Lee in '15 debut

on 05/24/2015 2:00 AM
 Trainer Jimmy Takter has seen his share of great trotters over the years and he thinks Father Patrick is among them.   The 4-year-old Father Patrick, who was a division champion at ages 2 and 3, made his 4-year-old debut a winning one by capturing Sunday’s $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational for older trotters by two lengths over Bee A Magician in 1:52.1 at Harrah’s P...
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Rules Of The Road, Guess Whos Back in NJSS

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Friday night featured the second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old trotters with the fillies and colts each competing in a single $25,000 race with next week's $100,000 finals as their target.   Nine fillies went to the post absent last week's winner Mission Brief who remained in the barn with her final berth secure and Rules Of The Road took full advantage of...
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Hat trick for Krispy Apple

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
With the Stanley Cup playoffs down to the nitty and the gritty, it was apropos that Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $3.20) would record a Friday night hat trick.   She had to work a bit harder for this one than the previous two, but she was more than up to it, winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace in convincing fashion.   Ordered outside her se...
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Stars set to shine in INSS 3CP splits at Hoosier

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
The opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for the 3-year-old pacing colts will highlight the star-studded 14-race card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. With four $20,000 divisions set to go postward, the Hoosier State's best sophomore pacing colts will all be competing to earn a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals slated for May 30 at Hoosier Pa...
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Mach It A Par, Purity take Tioga/Vernon features

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Sliding third-over on the backstretch before circling four wide off the turn, Mach It A Par ($10.20) passed all seven of her rivals in Friday evening's featured $10,000 conditioned pace for fillies and mares at Tioga Downs.   The 5-year-old Mach Three mare took no part in the pacesetting proceedings, languishing at the back of the field through a sensible :56.1 half mile. Befor...
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Recaps from Buffalo, Saratoga

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Jack Flanigen steamrolled his way to five victories while it was 'family night' for the Monti crew in sharing top honors at Buffalo Raceway Friday evening (May 22). Flanigen posted wins aboard Dedalos ($5.40), Secluded Island ($5.90), Farmersixfournine ($4.80), Classic Camelot ($22.00) and Cracker Stoney ($14.80). Driver Drew Monti picked up three victories while father Darrin had...
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Maven second, Creatine fourth in Sweden

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
The Prince Daniels Race, which gave the winner an automatic invitation to the May 31 Elitlopp, turned out to be a showcase for the Lufti Kolgjini-trained and driven Mosaique Face. They won by three open lengths in 1:51.1, with Maven and Johnny Takter second. Papagayo E was third for Bjorn Goop while Creatine and Robert Bergh took fourth, Beer Summit was fifth, and Panne de Moteur, second in la...
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Hurrikane Ali, Wicked Little Minx win NJSS

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Hurrikane Ali continued to impress with another effortless win in the $25,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.   The son of Rocknroll Hanover was away patiently for Yannick Gingras as the field passed the quarter in 26.4 but once the dust settled Gingras moved him to the front and the race was effectively over. Hurrikane Ali closed out ...
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Napolitano sweep in Pocono features

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
 The Napolitano brothers accounted for the sulky success in the $22,000 twin features Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Anthony taking the trot with Swishnflick in 1:54 and then George winning the pace with Scott Rocks in 1:50.1.   The Kadabra mare Swishnflick was sent right to the top in the trotting headliner, putting down fractions of :28.1, :57.4, and ...
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Barn Doll fastest in NYSS 3FT divisions

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Sent off the prohibitive 2-5 favorite, Barn Doll ($2.90) sustained a push to the fore on the far turn, drawing clear for a 1:54 triumph in her $40,600 New York Sire Stakes event for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening at Vernon Downs.   The daughter of Conway Hall and Headintheclouds settled in midpack early on, as Magic City (Jeff Gregory) cleared the lead through ...
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Full brother to SBSW wins debut at Pompano

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Johnny Grippa teamed up with driver Bruce Ranger to score a handy win measuring 2 1/2 lengths in Pompano Park's $8,500 winners-over handicap pace on Saturday night in 1:51.4.   The 7-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark led at every junction in the mile, clocking fractions of :27.2, :56.4 and 1:25.3 before exploding home in :26.1 to pin the defeat on stablemate Hillybilly, handled by Be...
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Tioga, Saratoga Saturday race recaps

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Relegated to last in the early stages, the Harmon Racing Stable's Detroit Rapper ($23.40) circled four wide to pass all six of his rivals in Saturday evening's featured $14,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs.   The 4-year-old Jailhouse Jesse gelding took no part in the pacesetting proceedings, situated well off alternating leaders Sweet Justice (Aaron Byron) and B L Class Act (John Cumming...
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WEG/SBOA eliminations held at Mohawk

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies were out in full force for the eliminations of the WEG-SBOA Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A pair of $25,000 eliminations were contested for both pacing and trotting divisions to determine the fields for next Saturday's finals.   A group of 22 sophomore trotting fillies were split into two 11-horse divisions.   In the first eli...
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Freaky Feet Pete set for 2015 debut at Hoosier

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Trainers, breeders, and owners all dream of seeing a horse start his career so freakishly brilliant that his potential appears unlimited. While horses of this caliber may be few and far between, an extraordinarily talented and aptly named colt burst onto the Indiana harness racing scene in 2014.   Freaky Feet Pete made his racing debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on July 3,...
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Freaky Feet Pete, Wiggle It Jiggleit big in INSS

on 05/23/2015 2:00 AM
Indiana's 3-year-old pacing colts were in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday to square off in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action and as predicted, the sophomore colts opened their series in impressive fashion. Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit, considered two of the top pacing colts for 2015, both delivered in their respective eliminations. ...
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Surprises in NYSS 3CT splits at Yonkers

on 05/22/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted its first New York Sires Stakes crowd of the season, the $163,375 Michael Sorentino Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Three divisions, worth $54,125, $55,125 and $54,125, respectively, comprised the event, which honored the memory of the long-time popular horse owner (with family in attendance for winner's circle presentations).  ...
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Round 2 of NJSS set for Saturday at Big M

on 05/22/2015 2:00 AM
The second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old pacers fields one $25,000 division each of fillies and colts at The Meadowlands on Saturday night. The top 10 from the two elimination legs will race in the $100,000 finals on Saturday, May 30.   Race 5 is a field of 10 pacing fillies with the 2014 freshman filly final winner Stacia Hanover the one to beat. The West...
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New Weekend Preview, with Graduate fields!

on 05/22/2015 2:00 AM
HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is a little tardy so we could include the fields for the Graduate events for 4 year olds at Tioga Downs on Monday. The Graduate fields are included, along with features about the three big invitationals at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. In addition, in "Elitlopp Preview,” we've got the latest information about the upcoming international classic which...
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Call Phone Terror a winner at Meadows

on 05/22/2015 2:00 AM
Phone Terror challenged Do Me Honor midway down the backside and needed the rest of the mile to put her away as she captured Friday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Phone Terror was sitting third when Dan Rawlings sent the 6-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Miss Lex after Do Me Honor. The mares dueled gamely, with Phone T...
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Record night for Pompano, Hi-5 pool tops $1 mil

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
Maybe driver Wally Hennessey had an inkling that the Super Hi-5 mandatory payout event, held Wednesday night at Pompano Park, might just get the headlines over the duet of co-feature "Winners Over" events.   Not taking any chances, Hennessey swept all three! With the "must go" Super Hi-5 jackpot swelling over the past 40 programs going into the mid-week program, an astoundin...
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