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Six-figure carryovers at Big M on Friday

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
The carryovers in both of the Jackpot Super High 5 wagers at the Meadowlands have grown to six figures heading into Friday's racing card.   The carryover in the race five Jackpot Super High 5 has grown to $131,037. The jackpot was hit for $12,101 on Dec. 26, but has not been claimed since then, a stretch of 50 race dates.   The carryover in the last race wager now si...
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Elitlopp edition of Weekend Preview available!

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
HarnessRacing Weekend Preview goes across the Atlantic to provide full coverage of Sunday's famed Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden. We talked to Jimmy Takter about Maven's chances of being his second Elitlopp champion, joining Moni Maker in 1998. We also talked with Daryl Bier, Wind Of The North's trainer, and driver Dave Palone, about that trotter's chances to bring glory to the U.S. An...
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Brown trainees take 2 PASS divisions

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of PASS action for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday. They were each going for a purse of approximately $70,000.   In the first division, it was Brian Brown trainee Rise Up Now (Scott Zeron) surviving a furious stretch challenge from Wakizashi Hanover (Tim Tetrick) to win. The son of Somebeachsimewhere remains unde...
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Switchblade Hall sharp at Saratoga

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
The Ray Schnittker-trained Switchblade Hall (Muscles Yankee) made up for some spring defeats at Saratoga Casino and Raceway with a career best victory on Thursday evening.   The 3-year-old trotter had a strong freshman campaign in 2014 while facing some of the top 2-year-old trotters in the northeast. Switchblade Hall hit the board in all three of his local starts this season but had not be...
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Hoosier Champions night set for Saturday

on 05/28/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the early stages of the 2015 harness racing season on Saturday, May 30 with Indiana’s finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for Hoosier Champions Night, the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. A total of 14 races have been carded and will feature four $75,000 finals for the three...
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Meadowlands has plans if gaming approved

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Although New Jersey voters must first pass a statewide referendum and if approved, legislators then write enabling legislation, the Meadowlands has its plans for a gaming facility. First revealed to New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC shareholders in early May, Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands is the name of the proposed casino to be unveiled at a press conference next week by track operator Jeff Gural,...
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Indiana Cam wins Northfield series final

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Indiana Cam prevailed in Northfield's feature race on Tuesday when he captured the $17,500 Spring Break Series final. The gelded sophomore is trained by Ron Steck, who also owns the pacer with Bruce Soulsby. Keith Kash Jr. was aboard for the winning drive.   Indiana Cam (Majestic Blue-One Fine Cam-Camluck) was the benefactor of three breaking rivals at different points in the mile, i...
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The Meadows to offer $5K Pick-4 every card

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Beginning June 1, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, in association with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Initiative, will offer a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 wager on each live card.   Previously, the track guaranteed a $5,000 Pick 4 pool each Monday and Tuesday, but it expanded the program due to enthusiastic fan response.   ...
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Decker has confidence in Night Pro in Molson

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Michigan-based trainer Dale Decker has never been to The Raceway at The Western Fair District, but he'll have a not-so-secret weapon on his side when his star 5-year-old Night Pro goes to the gate Friday night from post four in the $150,000 Molson Pace. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. will be in Night Pro's sulky.   "He's the leading dash driver in the country the last two years,” said Decker. ...
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Ali taking on champ Artspeak in NJSS final

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
There could come a time when Hurrikane Ali can be called the greatest, but for now he is just out to prove himself. Hurrikane Ali is 3-for-3 this season as he prepares for Saturday's $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes championship for 3-year-old male pacers at the Meadowlands. Among the horses standing in his way of winning the crown is Artspeak, who defeated Hurrikane Ali by 1-3/4 lengths to cap...
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3YO colt trotters in PASS Friday at Meadows

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) have announced the launch of "Family Night” celebrations starting this Friday, May 29, and continuing through August. To celebrate the long history of harness racing at The Meadows, the organizations are offering live racing, along with various interactive events and activities for guests of all ag...
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Powerful Charger posts sixth win of season

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger (Victor Kirby, $2.60) notched his sixth win of the year Wednesday with a 1:55.3 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway.   The 7-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding grinded away first-over on pacesetter Spunky Jack and edged clear at the top of the stretch for a decisive score over I'm So Striking and I Like My Boss.Traine...
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Daylon Miracle wins top mare trot at Meadows

on 05/27/2015 2:00 AM
Daylon Miracle wore down the stubborn Cowgirl Hall and captured Wednesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Cowgirl Hall got the early lead but had to endure a :27.1 first quarter to do so. When Daylon Miracle challenged first-over from third for Aaron Merriman, the mares dueled for the rest of the mile, with Daylon Miracle 1...
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Mohawk Monday Hi-5 pays $156,427

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
A single winning ticket correctly selected the top five finishers in Monday night's final race at Mohawk Racetrack to score a massive $156,427.84 return on the Jackpot Hi-5.   In Monday night's Jackpot Hi-5 race, Lancaster Park at odds of 8-1 reached the wire first to win by three-quarters of a length over The Fire Within at odds of 30-1.   Following the race, The Fire Wi...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit, Artspeak among 47 in NA Cup

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
The connections of 47 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have made the final sustaining payment to remain eligible to the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup.   The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is Canada's richest harness race and will be contested on Saturday, June 20 at Mohawk Racetrack. The NA Cup is also the richest event for three-year-old pacers in North America. The list...
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All Bets off draws post 1 for Molson Pace

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
The post position draw for this year's $150,000 Molson Pace was conducted Monday evening at The Raceway in London during the pre-game show. Local CTV Sports Anchor, Brent Lale, joined the broadcast team in studio to perform the duties.   Defending champion State Treasurer will start from the trailing post eight behind recent Confederation Cup winner All Bets Off who drew the co...
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In The Arsenal draws post 2 in Rooney Pace

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
In The Arsenal, already with a Yonkers Raceway open stakes wins to his credit, drew post position 2 for Saturday night's $300,000 Art Rooney Pace.   The 25th edition of the Rooney, one of the sport's premier events for the 3-year-old male pacers, goes as the fourth of 12 races (first post 7:10 PM, approximate post for Rooney 8:15 PM).   Brian Sears drives In the Arse...
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George Napolitano Jr. wins 8 in Philly Monday

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
It was an outstanding day for Harrah's Philadelphia leading driver George Napolitano Jr. as he picked up eight driving wins on the Monday afternoon (May 25) program. Napolitano started off with a bang as he drove 5-year-old gelding Rude Boy (trainer Kevin Carr) to victory. The son of Armbro Deuce brushed at the quarter and went on to an easy win, stopping the clock in a lifetime's best 1:51.1....
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Winter Blues, McEver win Jackpot finals

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Winter Blues (Brian Sears, $3.80, part of entry) and bombardier McEver (Mark MacDonald, $91.50) earned the spiffy blankets Tuesday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's pair of final in the "Jackpot Next Door” Claiming Series.   In play early from post position 4 in the $69,000 finale for the boys, Winter Blues worked around Auckland Flyer (Eric Carlson), with a :27.2 openin...
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TSM Photo Bugger scores at Meadows

on 05/26/2015 2:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger stalked the dueling leaders from the pocket, then zipped through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a career-best 1:53.   While Tamarind and Classicality battled throughout the final quarter, TSM Photo Bugger awaited his chance in the Lightning Lane. The 8-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wi...
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