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JK She'salady wins Big M qualifier in debut

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
JK She'salady (pictured) put her best foot forward while Mission Brief put in a misstep.   JK She'salady, the 2014 Horse of the Year, made her seasonal qualifying debut Friday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, winning by a head over A Plus in 1:53.3 with a 26-second final quarter-mile. The 3-year-old filly pacer, driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Nancy Johansson, was in third place for m...
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Angel Plus fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 05/01/2015 2:00 AM
Angel Plus, a standout at Pennsylvania Fairs last year, showed that she’s elevated her game Friday at The Meadows by capturing the fastest division of a $60,000 PA Stallion Series stake for 3-year-old filly pacers.   The event was contested over three divisions, with Mezzanine Fashion and Dobre Povedane also taking $20,000 splits. Aaron Merriman enjoyed a stakes double behind Angel Plus...
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Royal Heart takes Meadows preferred pace

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Royal Heart gobbled up the leader with a first-over burst and rolled on to victory in Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Royal Heart was third down the backside when Eric Goodell tipped him off the cones. He swept by the leader, Atta Boy Dan, in a heartbeat and scored easily in a career-best 1:51.1. Atta Boy Dan regained his momentum an...
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Ooh Bad Shark takes powerful 1:49.2 win at Pocono

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Ooh Bad Shark has been nothing but Ooh Good Shark since starting her 2015 campaign earlier this month, and Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono she went a stunning mile in 1:49.2 to win the $25,000 handicap mares pace. The seven-year-old daughter of Cam’s Card Shark opened her season with a win at Harrah’s Philly, then in her last two races had been third and second to t...
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Count Speed pulls off upset at Pompano

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Count Speed, off at 4 to 1 and deftly handled by Wally Hennessey, pinned a half-length defeat on the 1 to 10 favorite, Increditable, driven by Kevin Wallis, in Pompano Park’s $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night (April 29) in a mile clocked in 1:55. Jailhouse Jessica, with Bruce Ranger in the bike, finished third while the only other starter, Ramzan, pulled up half way through the mi...
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May 4 deadline for Meadowlands Spring Sale

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
The entry deadline for the Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale, featuring 2 year olds in training as well as racehorses, has been extended to Monday, May 4, according to sale manager David Reid. After that time, only supplemental entries will be accepted.   The sale will be held Sunday, May 31, in the race paddock at the Meadowlands. A special training session for the 2 year olds that are...
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Napolitano wins 6 at Philly Wednesday

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
A full field of nine lined up behind starter Norton Shoemaker for the featured event on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon (April 29) at Harrah's Philadelphia. It was pacers for non-winners of $10,000 in their last five starts.   In the beginning, it was co-favorite Bestjetyet (George Napolitano Jr.) moving out for the lead. The son of Cam's Card Shark was looking to give driver Napoli...
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Blooded Horse Sale set for May 11

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Emerald Highlands Farm and Burke Racing Stable LLC, among others, are bringing strong consignments to the Blooded Horse Sale May 11 in Delaware, Ohio.   Warp Factor Three, p,4,1:51.1f, who broke the Miami Valley track record for aged geldings in his last start, will be featured by Emerald Highlands Farm along with royally-bred young prospects that include three Somebeachsomewhere fi...
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Agent behind Dortmund groomed Garland Lobell

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Tthere's a Standardbred horse angle behind Dortmund, one of the favorites for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.   Donato Lanni, the thoroughbred bloodstock adviser who picked out Dortmund last May at a sale in Maryland for two-year-olds in training, used to work as a Standardbred groom at Blue Bonnets racetrack in Montreal. Lanni was a teenager at the time, living in the Montreal subu...
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Pocono schedules $75,000 invitational trots

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Rick Kane, Director of Racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, is planning two rich Invitational trots for the track's two signature nights of racing in 2015. The $75,000 Sun Invitational Trot will be held on Saturday, July 3, in conjunction with the Franklin FFA Final, the Earl Beal 3TC Final, the Max Hempt 3PC Final, and the Jim Lynch 3PF Final. A $100,000 Invitational is being set ...
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Ohio Sires Stakes season kicks off Friday

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Ohio Sire Stakes season for 3-year-old colt and filly trotters and pacers kicks off Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway in Lebanon, Ohio, with a post time of 6:30 pm.   Ohio Sire Stake nominations for 3-year-olds are up in the pacing divisions from 2014, with 44 colts nominated this year as opposed to 27 in 2014. Thirty-seven sophomore filly pacers have been nominated...
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Lindy's Tru Grit takes Philly feature

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Lindy Racing and Bob Rudolph's Lindy's Tru Grit was victorious in the feature at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, a winners-over $25,000 lifetime trot going for a purse of $25,000.   Lindy's Tru Grit, a 5-year-old son of Cantab Hall, settled down in the pocket behind favorite Wind Of The North (David Miller). They maintained the top positions until the head of ...
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New Weekend Preview (selfie edition) available!

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
The best mares racing make the trip to Ohio this weekend for Sunday's Miami Valley Distaff Trot and Sam "Chip” Noble Memorial Pace, and Brian Brown talks about the sharp return to the races in 2015 for last year's divisional champ Color's A Virgin, who starts in the Noble. Linda Toscano talks up her trio lining up behind the gate in Saturday's Whata Baron final at the Meadowlands and Kevi...
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3FT Magic Shelley wins Celias Counsel final

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Magic Shelley overcame traffic trouble around the final turn to win the Celias Counsel series final Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A field of ten 3-year-old trotting fillies battled it out in the $35,000 Celias Counsel final Thursday evening. Hape came into the final with an opportunity for a series sweep and was sent off as the even-money favorite. The public's choice and train...
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Victory Ahead scores at 85-1 at Saratoga

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Victory Ahead (Art Major) secured one of the biggest upsets of the season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday evening.   The 4-year-old pacer was making his first start out of the barn of trainer Kyle Spagnola and got away last in the $7,500 conditional-claimer. Driver Stephane Bouchard swung Victory Ahead three wide past the three quarter pole and the pacer charged past...
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Schwartz, Miller win amateur leg

on 04/30/2015 2:00 AM
Alan Schwartz and Hannah Miller emerged victorious in the respective divisions in the next to the last leg of the trotting series sponsored by the North American Amateur drivers Association held at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, April 30. For Miller it was her fifth driving victory in the series and Schwartz's fourth.   Schwartz, a Mighty M regular and a former USHWA Nati...
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March Awareness takes $66,500 final at Yonkers

on 04/29/2015 2:00 AM
March Awareness (George Brennan, $5.40, part of favored entry) tagged A Cool Million (Jordan Stratton) on the money Tuesday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $66,500 final of the aptly-named YR/SOA of New York Bonus Trotting Series. Working out a second-over trip from post position No. 5, March Awareness chased A Cool Million as that one threw down intervals of :28, :57.3 and 1:25.4. Ben...
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Scioto opens 2015 season on Tuesday

on 04/29/2015 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs kicks off the 56th year of harness racing on Tuesday (May 5) at 2 p.m. Live racing will continue Wednesday through Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. post time. The 2 p.m. Tuesday post time is not the only thing new for the 2015 racing season. New on the wagering front for the 2015 live racing season, Scioto Downs is adding a Pick-5 wager. The wager, which carries a 50 cent minimum, will b...
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Meadowlands Championship Meet starts Friday

on 04/29/2015 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is racing to victory with a weekend of celebrations. On Friday, May 1, guests can come out to the track for the Championship Meet Kick-off, which will run through Aug. 8, and test their luck with a chance to win $100,000 in the Scratch, Match & Win Game!   Beginning at 6 pm, the first 2,500 people will receive a scratch card of 6 ...
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Horseman Norm Fluet Sr., 59, dies

on 04/29/2015 2:00 AM
Horseman Normand Richard (Norm) Fluet Sr., 59, of Aberdeen, NC, died Friday, April 24, at home, surrounded by family, after fighting a terminal illness.   Mr. Fluet Sr. was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on April 14, 1956. He has lived and raised his family in the states for the past 45 years. He discovered his passion for the horses at an early age through his fath...
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