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Pinkman, Mission Brief top 193 Hambo eligibles

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
The $1 million Hambletonian and filly companion stake, the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, will be raced on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 8, at the Meadowlands. The 90th edition of the classic event will feature eliminations and the final on the same day. Eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks, if necessary, will be raced the prior week, Saturday, Aug. 1.   The number of total eligible...
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Macharoundtheclock chimes in Meadows win

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
 Macharoundtheclock wrested the early lead from Do Me Honor and sprinted away from her late to capture Friday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   A confirmed closer for much of her career, Macharoundtheclock lately has been flashing early speed. Her new versatility served her well Friday, as she swept past Do Me Honor...
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Dube sweeps Matchmaker splits at Yonkers

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. A pair of small-but-select fields of five were divided into $40,000 divisions.   Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $4.30), no one trick pony she, rallied from second-over after going down-the-road in her first two series starts   Starting outside her four foes, "Carol” watche...
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Radar Contact wires Big M feature pace

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
The featured $27,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace Friday night at the Meadowlands was a wide-open affair on paper, especially considering the scratch of morning line favorite Sayitall BB. But, Radar Contact had other ideas, taking the initiative from the start and powering home to win in 1:50.   Sent off as the even-money favorite, Radar Contact was sent immediately to the l...
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Pertty Music repeats at Hoosier Park

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
Pertty Music and Ed Hensley found the winner's circle for the second consecutive time after turning in a sharp effort to capture the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Using her customary late-charging tactics, the 5-year-old mare used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage and bested her rivals with a final time of ...
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Ooh Bad Shark upsets at Harrah's Philly

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
There was action aplenty in the Harrah's Philly feature on Friday afternoon. A field of eight upper-conditioned distaff pacers battled for a purse of $22,000 on a rainy afternoon just south of Philadelphia.   The public put their support behind Jeff Bamond Jr trainee Rockaround Sue (Tim Tetrick) who was coming off of a solid outing against tougher from the outside at Yonkers. She wa...
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Miami Valley F&M Pace to Artie's Last Party

on 04/03/2015 2:00 AM
Artie's Last Party became the 10th Fillies and Mares Open Pace winner in the first 14 weeks of the 2015 meet on Friday night at Miami Valley.   Driver Jeff Nisonger was content to skim the pylons near the rear of the field in the early going as favorites Shine N Shimmer and Betterluvnexttime duked it out through a sizzling :26.3 opening panel over a sloppy surface. Followi...
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Classic Belisima fastest in Weiss divisions

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Classic Belisima stamped herself as the mare to beat in the trotting female division of the Bobby Weiss Series at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning her $15,000 second round division on Wednesday in 1:53.3, while Dress For Success joined "Belisima” as a Weiss repeat winner with a 1:55.1 tally in the other cut.   A daughter of Crazed, Classic Belisima was just overpowering wh...
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Nothinbutanallstar rallies for Pompano victory

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Lester Raber's Nothinbutanallstar, deftly driven by trainer Mark O'Mara, justified the public's 3-5 confidence on the tote by scoring a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night in 1:54.   Holy Halibut, driven by Matt Romano finished second while Flyhawk El Durado, with Steve Condren in the bike, was third. Winemaster Hanover finished fourth after sl...
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Bellino had a "feeling" about Polak A

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Joe Bellino was uncertain whether newly acquired pacer Polak A would be competitive in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, but he made the Australian 7-year-old eligible for the event before the horse ever set foot in the country. After watching Polak A win his first two starts in the series, Bellino is enjoying the decision. "I had a feeling,” Bellino said about Polak A, wh...
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Fan Appreciation days at Hoosier Park

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will celebrate the return of live harness racing action with Fan Appreciation Days beginning on Thursday, April 2. Hoosier Park will invite guests to enjoy all that it has to offer with four big days of fan appreciation – free offers, exciting giveaways, great discounts, and much more in a weekend-long celebration.   "The fans are a major part of o...
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Ohio Sires Stakes nominations up 69.4%

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Nominations to the $5.3 million 2015 Ohio Sire Stakes program for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers are up 69.4 percent in 2015 from 2014, when just 457 Standardbreds were designated by their owners into these divisions.   "Ohio is climbing back to the status it once held as the top Standardbred state in North America,” offered Richard McClelland, Chairman of the Ohio Standard...
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Rambling Willie stars on Merv Griffin Show

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Phil Pikelny former publicity director of the U.S. Trotting Association, authored the book "Rambling Willie: The Horse That God Loved” back in the early 1980s. Superstar pacer Rambling Willie was taken on a promotional tour to racetracks and shopping centers across the country, also while continuing to race. In 1984, Rambling Willie and Pikelny were guests on the top-rated Merv Griffin Sh...
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Maven on target for Sweden's Elitlopp

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
After watching Maven's recent performances in Europe, trainer Jimmy Takter says he is optimistic about the 6-year-old trotting mare's future overseas. A future that, if all continues to go well, will see Maven head to Sweden's Elitlopp for the second consecutive year.   Takter on Thursday said he planned on accepting Maven's Elitlopp invitation, which was extended following her victory...
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New and FREE Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Levy and Matchmaker series continue at Yonkers, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. talks about having to learn how to juggle his horses in the pair of events. We also have stories about Levy contenders Polak A and Beach Memories, the latter of which has seen a barn change over the past week. Also, we take a look at the Youthful Series at W...
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Saturday is action night at Meadowlands

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's feature on the racetrack is the $20,000 "Dash For The G Notes" final but a little investigation will provide some tasty tidbits that are not on the regular menu.   The "G Note" field is comprised of horses that competed in a pair of $10,000 claimers last week with the strong (top five from each) surviving to race for the inflated purse. The oddsmaker has designated ...
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Walk The Walk talks the talk again in Weiss

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Walk The Walk, a son of former Horse of the Year Muscle Hill, emerged as the only horse competing in Bobby Weiss Series action to take a second straight win in the $15,000 Tuesday preliminaries, two for trotting males and two for pacing females, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Last week's first round trotting male winners, Walk The Walk and Two Hip Dip, were matched in one div...
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Ohio commission's Schmitz comments on cobalt

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Due to unnaturally high levels of Cobalt in plasma that have been detected by the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) in both Standardbred and Thoroughbred random post-race tests, the OSRC is strongly suggesting that horsemen and veterinarians become vigilant in monitoring the Cobalt in plasma levels in their racehorses, ensuring that those levels are below 25 parts per billion.  ...
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Aldrich scores six-pack at Monticello

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
When Tuesday started, Bruce Aldrich Jr. had 146 driving wins thus far in 2015, which ranked him fourth in North America. By the end of the day he added six more, upping his tally to 152.   Aldrich currently leads the Monticello Raceway driver colony with 119 wins and is in second place at Saratoga Raceway with 24 wins.   Mother Nature continued her cruel streak as th...
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Lurie joins broadcast team at Hoosier Park

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Nationally acclaimed horse racing analyst and commentator Peter Lurie has joined the broadcast teams at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Lurie will make more than one dozen appearances throughout 2015 with the first appearance this weekend at Hoosier Park beginning Friday, April 3.   "We are beyond excited to have someone of Peter's stature joi...
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