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Drew Monti snags Buffalo features

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Drew Monti let Rockstar Temper and Thisoneandonemore watch their competition do the dirty work but they each reaped the benefits in the end to highlight the featured events at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (May 16).   Rockstar Temper took the $10,500 Open Pace with a 3/4-length win over Jokerman in a seasonal best 1:54.4 while in the $9,500 Open II Pace, Thisoneandonemore...
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Sassa Hanover dominant in 1:51.1 NYSS win

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
Making her return to the races, Sassa Hanover ($2.70) proved dominant in her sophomore debut, trouncing six other three-year-old pacing fillies in her $30,450 New York Sire Stakes event on Saturday (May 16) evening at Vernon Downs.   The Rock N Roll Heaven-Sayo Hanover filly was a fair bit off the early pace, tracking from midfield as Mosquito Hanover (Chris Lems) and Not Befor...
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Artspeak stars in NJSS in season debut

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
Artspeak, the Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year in 2014, coasted to a 3 1/2-length victory in his season's debut, a $20,000 first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes, the fourth race on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Meadowlands.   Scott Zeron tipped the 3-2 favorite out and brushed to the lead before the half, hand driving the son of Western Ideal to a career best 1:49 fl...
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State Treasurer, Pierce Hanover score at Mohawk

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
O'Brien Award finalist State Treasurer earned the first victory of his six-year-old campaign in the $34,000 Preferred Pace featured on-track during Saturday's Fireworks and Family Fun Night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Driven by Chris Christoforou, last year's Molson Pace and Allerage champion journeyed first-over to win his third start of the season in sub-1:50 fashion. The 4-5 favorite ...
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Luminosity, Big N Bad take Yonkers features

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
A repeating Luminosity (George Brennan, $7.40) and Big N Bad (Eric Carlson, $26.20) shared the Saturday night glory, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Open Handicaps.   Luminosity, from outside post position 7 in the weekly marquee trot, plotzed into a pocket behind Dewycolorintheline (Jordan Stratton). That one threw down early intervals of :27.3 and :56.4 before Stan t...
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Bee A Magician first mare winner of Cutler

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
While there is a long history of brilliant mares defeating the older horses at the free for all trotting level in harness racing, it had never happened in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial. That all changed on a rainy Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Bee A Magician, the overwhelming 4-5 favorite did what had yet to be done as she emerged victorious winning the Arthur J. Cutler Memor...
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Hannah Miller wins again, this time at Yonkers

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
Hannah Miller and Rev It Now teamed-up again this time winning the $14,000 Final of the North American Amateur Drivers Association's Trotting Series at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday (May 14). Once again Miler sat cool and collective while trailing the leaders until the final turn where she revved-up Rev It Now and the veteran Revenue S gelding rallied for a 2:01.3 victory winning by a head over W...
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Pocono boosts purses for PA-filled races

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has added a new incentive: purses enhanced by an additional $2,000 or $4,000 when certain races fill completely with Pennsylvania horses.   The monies will be added to 3- and 4-year-old events that are based on pari-mutuel wins and lifetime earnings. If every horse in the race is Pennsylvania sired and wholly owned, the purse will increase by $4,000. For ra...
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Confederation Cup Night set for Sunday

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
The return of Confederation Cup night is just two days away and the hype continues to build for the big night this Sunday at Flamboro Downs.   The $226,575 Confederation Cup for 4-year-old pacers will see an impressive field of nine battle in Canada's signature half-mile track event.   Carded as Race 10, the Confederation Cup final features a field with combined earnings of over $3...
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Campbell battles in Mohawk qualifiers

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
At first glance, the Friday morning qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack looked relatively normal: eight races, returning stars and some glamour boys. Oh, and by the way, ‘Mr. Harness Racing' John Campbell just happened to be battling on the track as well.   Campbell was up behind three horses during the qualifying session, each of which parade from the barn of trainer Bob McInto...
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PA Stallion Series for 3FT held at Meadows

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
Showing she's all the way back from a freakish injury, Manhattan Miss blazed home in a stake-record 1:54.4 in Friday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows.   The stake was conducted over five divisions, with Lilu Hanover, Shewontkissandtell, Love Me Madly and Speak To Me taking the other splits. Dave Palone and trainer Jimmy Takter team...
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Krispy Apple takes Yonkers mare's open

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
Stop us if you've read this one before, because we've certainly written this one before. They left Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) alone—again--Friday night and the seven-figure lass made ‘em pay--again, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In other words, if you're looking for suspense, run along, nothing to see here.   Once again assigne...
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Yagonnakissmeornot takes Pocono open

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
Yagonnakissmeornot, benefiting from her versatility and the hot team of driver Simon Allard and trainer/brother Rene, moved off second-over cover to catch pacesetting Ooh Bad Shark and record a half-length victory in a $30,000 mares open handicap pace Wednesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Coming off a win in the Chip Noble Pace at Miami Valley and a second in the Blue Chip...
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Artful Impulse surprises in Pompano feature

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
Artful Impulse and Count Speed reined supreme in their respective co-featured events at Pompano Park on Wednesday night.   Artful Impulse, off at 9-1 and patiently handled by Andy Santeramo, kicked things off in the $8,500 "Winners Over Handicap" for pacing mares by shocking the 1-20 favorite, Senorita Santanna, driven by Wally Hennessey, in 1:52.4.   Winbak Heavenly, wit...
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Cutler, NJSS headline Big M Saturday card

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
The Saturday night card at the Meadowlands offers six stakes including the $183,650 Arthur J Cutler Memorial Trot, the first TVG Open Pace of the season and the opening leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old pacers.   The Cutler (Race 7) field is a stellar yet evenly matched field of 10 and promises to be an excellent betting affair.   The 2013 Hors...
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Norwegian-born El Diablo BR ready for NJSS

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
El Diablo BR is getting thrown into the fire. A Norwegian-born son of Muscle Hill, El Diablo BR makes only his fourth career start Friday when he faces six rivals in the second of two New Jersey Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The field consists entirely of Hambletonian Stakes-eligible horses and includes stakes-winners Muscle Diamond a...
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NY Gaming Association reports economic impact

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) released its 2014 annual report detailing the gaming industry's statewide economic impact. New York has gaming at nine racetrack casinos. In 2014, NYGA members generated gross gaming revenue of $1.9 billion, the largest portion or $864 million of which was dedicated to education. Since 2004, NYGA members have produced nearly $5.5 billion...
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Horseman Jim Brittingham, 75, dies

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
Levin James "Jim" Brittingham, 75, of Snow Hill, Md., died Monday, May 11, surrounded by his family after a courageously fought battle with cancer. Mr. Brittingham was born in Sign Post, Va., and he was the son of the late Levin Gillis and Ruth Ellen (Pettit) Brittingham. He was a Standardbred owner, trainer and driver for over 40 years, successfully competing in many of the sport's most p...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Kevin McDermott talks 10 hole for Melady's Monet in the Cutler, while assistant trainer Bernie Noren explains Sebastian K's absence from the Cutler. New Jersey Sires Stakes action heats up this weekend, featuring the return of some reigning champs including Artspeak and Guess Whos Back. We go north of the border to take a look at Sunda...
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Takter sweeps four PASS 3CT divisions

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday, each going for a purse of approximately $63,000, and each won by a pupil of 2014's Trainer of the Year, Jimmy Takter.   Solveig Racing Partner's Uncle Lasse checked in as the heavy favorite in division one. The son of Donato Hanover is coming of...
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