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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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Heyden appointed to HOF Screening Committee

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
U.S. Harness Writers Association president Chris Tully announced Thursday the appointment of Robert "Hollywood" Heyden to the Hall of Fame Screening Committee to serve a six-year term.   Heyden, 58, was elected to the Communicators Hall of Fame in 2012.   "This is great," said Heyden. "I follow everything closely and forget nothing. I have a real good idea who should and ...
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Guess Whos Back aims for NJSS repeat

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
Most trainers would be happy if their prized pupil started their 3-year-old season with an impressive win, but Nik Drennan continues to describe Guess Whos Back as a work in progress.   "He was good and I was happy, just not 100-percent happy,” said Drennan in describing his colt's win in last week's opening leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes at the Meadowlands. "He put in a few s...
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Test results reported at Ohio meeting

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
At the May 19 Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) meeting, discussion continued regarding a new study concerning the effects of cobalt on Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses.   Dr. James Robertson, consulting veterinarian, updated the OSRC on the progress of the OSRC/The Ohio State University (OSU) and Ohio Department of Agriculture's Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL)'s co...
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McWicked back on track, wins qualifier

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winner McWicked kicked off his 4-year-old season on Thursday in qualifying action at Pocono. With David Miller in the sulky, McWicked won in 1:52.2.   McWicked started from post 5 and was sent to the front by Miller and wired the field with fractions of :28, :58, 1:25.1, and a final quarter in :27.1. The son of McArdle is trained by Casie Coleman and owne...
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Son Howard remembers Jerry Taylor

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
Howard Taylor has enjoyed many memorable moments in harness racing, but nothing in his past might compare to the emotions he will feel this weekend.   On Sunday, Harrah's Philadelphia will present the inaugural $150,000 Jerry Taylor Invitational for older pacers, an event named in honor of Taylor's late father. Jerome "Jerry” Taylor, a Philadelphia-based attorney who particip...
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Graceful Beauty captures Northfield final

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
Graceful Beauty captured the $17,500 final of the Wallflower Series on Thursday (May 21) at Northfield Park. She is owned and trained by Adam Short of Archbold, Ohio. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. was in the sulky.   The 5-year-old pacing mare had competed in three legs of the Wallflower Series leading up to Thursday's final. She proved herself to be a true force for her competition by post...
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Somewhere Sweet's 1:52.4 fastest in PASS

on 05/21/2015 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, each going for a purse of just over $71,000. Trainer Brian Brown took two of three divisions, with both fillies homebreds.   In the first division, Miller's Stable's Somewhere Sweet (Dave Miller) scored an impressive five-length victory. The da...
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Bandolito 1:49.4 winner at Rosecroft

on 05/20/2015 2:00 AM
Prayer Session tied the Rosecroft Raceway all-age trotting track record Tuesday night (May 19), scoring in 1:53.4 for driver Jonathan Roberts in the Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from post seven, Roberts tucked in fourth with Prayer Session and then sprinted a :56.2 back half, taking over the lead just past the half to join Chinese Cuisine as Rosecroft's fastest trotter ever. Trish ...
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Whata Donato takes Meadows trot feature

on 05/20/2015 2:00 AM
Whata Donato stalked the leader from the pocket, then blazed through the stretch to capture Tuesday's (May 19) $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Trainer-driver Doug Snyder hustled Whata Donato to the lead, but willingly accepted the cover of Cowgirl Hall. In the lane, Whata Donato swung wide to overtake the leader and held o...
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Mandatory Hi-Five payout Wednesday at Pompano

on 05/20/2015 2:00 AM
The stage is set for what is likely the most highly anticipated $4,000 claiming race in the history of horse racing. It will be the 10th and final race on Wednesday night at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, with a $202,965 carryover into the 20-Cent Super Hi-Five, featuring a mandatory payout.   Estimated post time is 10:40 p.m. The 10th race will feature a group of 11 pacers, wit...
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Hoosier hosts opening round of IN Sire Stakes

on 05/20/2015 2:00 AM
The opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action highlighted the Wednesday, May 20th program at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and featured four divisions of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. Each filly was aiming to earn a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals slated for May 30 at Hoosier Park. Indiana’s two-year-old trotti...
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PA Stallion Series contested at Philadelphia

on 05/20/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies were in action at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday (May 20). They competed in four divisions of The Stallion Series with each going for a purse of $20,000. Bay Pond Racing's Angel Plus (Scott Zeron) was a wrapped up winner in the first division. The daughter of Quik Pulse Mindale picked up her sixth career win in sixteen starts for trainer Steve Cook. She was...
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Jimmy Marohn Jr. wins 7 at Tioga

on 05/19/2015 2:00 AM
While defending driving champion Jim Marohn Jr. has been competing in the Southern Tier on a more limited schedule this season compared to years past due to increased opportunity and success at the Meadowlands, the 33-year-old reinsman has pounced on every opportunity possible to remain competitive at Tioga Downs. Monday (May 18) evening's 11-race card was no exception, as he captured seven of...
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Jason Thompson drives 1,000th winner

on 05/19/2015 2:00 AM
Jason Thompson scored the 1,000th win of his driving career while driving Miss Riley in Northfield Park's opening race on Monday (May 18). They returned $14.60 to win after sitting the pocket and using a stretch kick to win, stopping the clock at 1:57. The time represents a new lifetime mark for the five year-old trotting mare.   Thompson became interested in racing at an early age....
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Just A Jolt notches win #25

on 05/19/2015 2:00 AM
Janet Hudson's Just a Jolt ($7.20, Victor Kirby) notched his 25th career win Monday in the featured $16,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.   The 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding yielded early to pacesetter and last week's winner, Dancin Yankee, who led most of the way until Just A Jolt found room in the stretch and surged by for his fifth win of the year. Elite Awards finished t...
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Maximuscle returns for Quebec Series opener

on 05/19/2015 2:00 AM
The $125,000 Quebec-bred series for 4- and 5-year-old Quebec-owned trotters gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R Wednesday. The series is headed by former track record holder Maximuscle.   The series goes on for three weeks of elimination competition with the top eight point earners returning to 3R on Wednesday, June 14, for the $35,000 finals in both gender classes. Each elimination ...
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