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Stablemates finish one-two in Coven final

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
Go For Sand (Jason Brewer) and Princess Of Rock (Tyler Smith), both owned partially by William Eltzroth and trained by Jeff Brewer, were first and second to cross the wire in the $15,000 championship leg of the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial Series at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon.   The stablemates were just a nose apart at the wire with Second Later (Josh Sutton) third in the pho...
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Dont Tell Rusty snags Pompano Sunday feature

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
Two high class claiming events highlighted the Sunday night racing card at Pompano Park with Dont Tell Rusty taking the $10,000 pacing event for $20,000-$25,000 claimers and Canadian Touch achieving top honors in the $8,500 pace for $15,000 claimers. Both feature winners were trained by Paul Holzman and both scored wins in the identical time of 1:51.3. Dont Tell Rusty, owned by Melvin Fink,...
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HRC talks with Wisc. horseman John DeLong

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
John DeLong was 19 years old when he won the driving title at Running Aces in its inaugural season in 2008. Now at the age of 26, the Wisconsin native has 1,282 victories to his credit and is No. 2 in the standings at Balmoral Park, one win behind leader Casey Leonard, and tied for fifth at Maywood Park.   Last year DeLong set a career high with $1.94 million in purses and won a num...
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Crazolo takes Meadows feature trot

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
 Crazolo quarter-poled to the lead and had no serious challenges thereafter in capturing his second straight victory in Monday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows.   Crazolo dropped into an optional claiming handicap to get last week’s win and was so impressive that he was sent off the 9-5 favorite despite the jump in class. Away third, Crazolo brushed t...
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Witch Dali completes Petticoat Series sweep

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
So far in 2015, Yonkers Raceway has had four legal-bare-minimum $2.10 win payoffs. Three times have been by Witch Dali (Tim Tetrick), who again fooled no one Monday night, winning the $54,800 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.   Leaving alertly from post position No. 3, Witch Dali was stung early on a cold, windy Westchester evening. S...
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Battle rounds begin for Blossom at Woodbine

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
Maplelea and Cast No Shadow scored first leg victories in the Blossom Series Monday night at Woodbine. A group of 15 three-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $15,000 divisions for the first round of the Blossom Series.   The first division saw a familiar horse to series action continue her recent run of dominance. Fresh off a sweep of the HPI Series, Maplelea and driver Ric...
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I Got Spunk fastest in DSBF 3FT splits

on 03/30/2015 2:00 AM
I Got Spunk, My Fire Cloud Too and Penny Paratrooper coasted to victory in three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly trot second leg preliminaries on Monday at Dover Downs.   I Got Spunk, piloted by Brett Miller, scored the fastest win of the three divisions. The Super Punk-Gogetitdun bay owned and trained by Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer...
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Almost 200 claims in 61 nights at Miami Valley

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
Astreo's Love raced creditably in his first eight starts at Miami Valley Raceway this winter, earning almost $16,000, but could only garner a pair of fifth-place finishes when elevated to open company.   That changed Saturday night as driver Brad Hanners tactfully guided the 5-year-old gelding to an 18-1 upset in the $18,150 feature race. Sensing hot fractions on the front end, Hann...
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Northern Companion upset winner at Pompano

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
Northern Companion, off at 26-1, scored the upset victory in Pompano Park's $15,400 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night, covering the mile in 1:51.2.   The 7-year-old son of Cambest, trained by Howard Klohr and driven by Dave Ingraham for owner Dorothy Zarza, stormed home from sixth at the top of the stretch to score a win measuring three-quarters of a length over PL Hellcat, ...
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Scarborough opens 2015 racing season

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
After suffering through a historically tough winter, southern Maine's harness racing fans came out in droves to witness the birth of the 2015 meet at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (March 28). The faithful crowded the stands and cheered from the fences as ten ultra competitive races were showcased on a track groomed to perfection by a track crew who have worked tirelessly to combat whatever Mot...
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Levy winners led by PH Supercam, Polak A

on 03/29/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offered up Round 2 of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night. Four, eight-horse $50,000 divisions against featured the best Free-For-Allers, and a trio of combatants couldn't wait to double their pleasure.   Defending series champ PH Supercam (Jason Bartlett, $7) used the same M-O—sitting a three-hole and closing deep in the passing lane—tha...
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JL Cruze, Rockeyed Optimist win finals

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Cruze is the king. That was the call from announcer Ken Warkentin that echoed through the Meadowlands as JL Cruze powered to another compelling victory. Tonight's victory in the $59,800 Shiaway St. Pat Final complete a winter trotting series sweep at the Meadowlands for the 4-year-old son of Crazed. The victory was the eighth of the season for JL Cruze, bringing his 2015 earnings to $126,...
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Youthful Series underway at Woodbine

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts took centre-stage Saturday night at Woodbine for the first leg of the Youthful Series. A solid group of 21 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two $15,000 divisions for the opening round of the three-week series event.   Fresh off his win in the WEGZ series last Saturday, Dialamara kept the momentum rolling with a 1:52.3 victory in the fir...
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Mach Stockn Barrel flexes muscles at Buffalo

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Mach Stockn Barrel continued to flex his muscles at Buffalo Raceway as the 4-year-old gelding registered his sixth victory of the season in 10 starts with an impressive 1-1/4 length win over Jokerman in the featured $9,500 pace Saturday night (March 28).   Driver John Cumminigs Jr. was determined to get Mach Stockn Barrel to the top. It took some effort as Mr. Preserverance (Shawn G...
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Odds On Amethyst scores at Meadowlands

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
No Melady's Monet, no problem. That has been the theme for Odds On Amethyst over the past month and that them continued Friday night at the Meadowlands. In his last five starts, Odds On Amethyst has faced Melady's Monet twice, losing both races. In his other three starts, he has found the winner's circle, including tonight at The Big M. Assigned the outside post in the field of eight, Odds On A...
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Heavenly Knox among Meadows series winners

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
The brief career of Heavenly Knox has been marked by unusual financial situations and tragedy among his connections. But the 4-year-old The Panderosa-Mystic Tiger N gelding showed Friday what perseverance and faith can achieve, as he captured the $30,500 championship of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings at The Meadows.   The track hosted ...
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Maven wins easily in Sweden, gets Elitlopp invite

on 03/28/2015 2:00 AM
Maven passed her sixth test overseas easily on Saturday afternoon, capturing the Pixies lopp-Stoeliten, an overnight race at Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden, by three lengths in a mile-rate time of 1:54.4 for the 1 5/16th-miles distance (2,140 meters). Maven's winner's check is approximately $25,000 for owners Herb Liverman, John Fielding and Joyce McClelland.   Driven b...
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Poison Oak captures George Williams Memorial

on 03/27/2015 2:00 AM
Poison Oak, a recent private purchase addition to the Virgil Morgan Jr. Stable, captured the $15,000 championship leg of the George Williams Memorial Series, one of nine series being contested at Miami Valley honoring the memory of ‘Lebanon Legends' of days gone by. The four-year-old son of Always A Virgin topped E R Oliver (Tyler Smith) by a length with Awinkandagrin (Jeremy Smith) another ...
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Could Pompano track mark fall Saturday?

on 03/27/2015 2:00 AM
With Pompano Park's Super Hi-5 $70,000 carryover into Saturday's racing program gaining significant momentum, the track has added additional "fuel to the fire” by carding the $15,400 Open Handicap Pace as the event for Saturday's Hi-5. A stellar field of 10 will face the Hummer Starting Gate, including newcomers Doo Wop Hanover (5-2) and Panocchio (9-2), both expected to attract signifi...
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28 nominees for Aug. 23 Prix D'Ete for 4YOs

on 03/27/2015 2:00 AM
The richest and fastest harness racing pacing colts of the 2014 season in North America have been nominated to the second annual revival of the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R. Headlining the list of the 28 four-year-olds that features six of the top 10 money-winning 3 year olds from last year is $1,472,937 winner McWicked. He was voted the Dan Patch award and the O'Brien award as ...
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