$948k wagered on mandatory Jackpot at Mohawk

on 07/12/2020 6:41 AM
The latest Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout at Woodbine Mohawk Park generated $948,371 in new money wagered on Saturday night. Entering with a carryover of $250,903.30, horseplayers came out in full force to take a swing at the Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout. Iwontdothatagain (#6, 7/2) and driver Louis Philippe Roy prevailed in a tight Win photo over Hervey Hanover (#8, 5/2) and driver Phil Hudon...
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Grassroots for 2YO trotting colts at Georgian

on 07/12/2020 6:38 AM
Georgian Downs hosted a trio of $22,450 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts on Saturday night, and it was local youngster Master Grand who delivered the fastest mile of the Ontario Sires Stakes battles. Master Grand and trainer-driver Aaron Byron left with confidence from Post 5 and had established command by the :31 opening quarter. Byron allowed Randy Waples and Imashar...
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Graduates to Hurrikane Emperor, Gimpanzee

on 07/12/2020 6:36 AM
 Hurrikane Emperor provided an upset in the $250,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old pacers while 1-5 favorite Gimpanzee took care of business in the $250,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old trotters Saturday night at The Meadowlands.   Hurrikane Emperor, sent off as the fifth choice at odds of 7-1, was second over in fourth at three-quarters before coming three wide off the ...
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Tall Dark Stranger wins Pace elim; 5 for final

on 07/12/2020 6:34 AM
The target for next week’s $631,650 Meadowlands Pace for 3-year-olds is clearly on Tall Dark Stranger’s back. And his trainer, Nancy Takter, seems to be just fine with that.   Tall Dark Stranger took over the lead just after the quarter and rolled down the road from there in the lone Meadowlands Pace Elimination at The Meadowlands Saturday night, establishing himself as th...
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Daylight Rush wins second in a row

on 07/11/2020 10:24 PM
The rainy weather couldn't cool off the red hot Daylight Rush ($5.40) at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (July 11) as he notched a 3-/4 length victory over Percy's Z Tam in the $11,500 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace.   In his last six starts since June 6, Daylight Rush has three wins and three second place finishes. The win on Saturday gave him two straight and three out of ...
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Harry Terror takes Tioga Open Pace

on 07/11/2020 9:09 PM
Harry Terror (Wally Hennessey) captured the $8,000 open handicap pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 11). Jins Shark (Jim Taggart Jr,) was the first out of the gate.  Harry Terror ($9.90) took over and hit the first quarter in :27.3 and went to the half in :56.3.  Reggiano (Renaldo Morales III) was first to make a move going first-over but couldn't get any closer than a l...
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Love A Good Story takes another NYSS

on 07/11/2020 8:49 PM
Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) wrote another chapter in her book with a win in the $114,000 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) race for sophomore trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 11). It was Munster (Tyler Buter) with the early lead.  Reba Blue Chip (Verlin Yoder) took over and led to a first quarter of :26.3.  No Mas Drama (Joe Bongiorno) then took control ...
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Amigo Volo 1:54 PA All Stars winner

on 07/11/2020 8:46 PM
Many owners and trainers contemplating entering their top three-year-old trotters for the sport’s greatest prize, the Hambletonian, got a good evaluation of their horse’s prowess three weeks before Hambo elim day as The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono held three $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for this division on Saturday afternoon.   Fastest winner was the Fa...
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Rocknificent's 1:50.4 leads PASS

on 07/11/2020 8:42 PM
Exploiting a pocket trip, Rocknificent spoiled the sophomore debut of Dan Patch Award winner Lyons Sentinel by outkicking her and scoring in Saturday’s $210,932 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Drama Act and Party Girl Hill Taking the other splits.   The action-packe...
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Hambo Maturity supplements due by 8 am Tuesday

on 07/11/2020 3:55 PM
The $400,000E Hambletonian Maturity trotting race is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at The Meadowlands. It is the seventh edition of the race created by the Hambletonian Society and The Meadowlands to provide more racing opportunity for four-year-old trotters. The Hambletonian Maturity allows for supplemental entries under the following conditions:  Supplemental entries are due and pay...
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Guinevere Hall sets 1:53 world record

on 07/11/2020 8:03 AM
Guinevere Hall established a new track and world record of 1:53 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night, July 10 at Northfield Park. With a front-stepping performance for driver Peter Wrenn, Guinevere Hall set a new Northfield Park track record and a world record for a 3-year-old filly on a half-mile track.  The former track...
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Atlanta overcomes Tropical Storm Fay

on 07/11/2020 7:56 AM
Gusting winds and drenching rains from Tropical Storm Fay could not extinguish the harness racing fire that is super mare Atlanta at The Meadowlands Friday night.   Facing an easier task than in her first two starts of the season not having to face arch-rival Manchego, the Ron Burke-trained Atlanta had an easy time of it in the $40,000 second leg of the Miss Versatility for open mare ...
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2YO Filly Sportsfire 1:53.2 Grassroots winner

on 07/11/2020 7:52 AM
Rain caused a brief delay in Friday night’s program at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but it did nothing to dampen the efforts put forward by the two-year-old pacing fillies in their Grassroots debut. Five $22,000 divisions went postward Friday and Sportsfire delivered the quickest result in the first split. The daughter of Sportswriter and driver Bob McClure left smartly from Post 2 and reached...
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If Not Why Not takes Vernon feature

on 07/10/2020 9:20 PM
If Not Why Not (Brett Crawford) captured the $5,600 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (July 10). Spoiler Alert (Leon Bailey) jumped to lead right out of the gate.  If Not Why Not ($4.90) took over just before hitting the first quarter in :26.4.  He would use a :30.2 second quarter to hit the half in :57.1.  Cartier Volo (Claude Huckabone Jr.) was the first to ma...
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Hennessey drives 6 winners at Tioga

on 07/10/2020 9:18 PM
Defending driving dash champion Wally Hennessy once again put on a show at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 10) with six wins including a victory with Prairie Cougar in the $8,000 fillies & mares open handicap. Persistant Bettor (Bruce Aldrich) was the first to lead in the feature.  Prairie Cougar ($6.60) forged to the front before hitting the first quarter in :27.2.  She would ...
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Allywag Hanover captures PASS division

on 07/10/2020 6:23 PM
CHESTER PA – Allywag Hanover, the 1:48 three-year-old colt pacer who took a bye from the Meadowlands Pace elimination and came down to Harrah’s Philly for Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition, showed his sharpness while coming his personal back half in :54 for a 1:50.4 win over a “sloppy track” on Friday afternoon.   But neither Chief Mate, his fellow Meadowlands Pac...
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Yonkers cancels Friday card due to storm

on 07/10/2020 11:06 AM
Due to expected heavy rainfall and very high winds tonight, racing is canceled at Yonkers Raceway for Friday July 10. Racing resumes Monday July 13. (Yonkers)
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Third set of HHYF Activity Boxes now available

on 07/10/2020 10:14 AM
The third in the series of Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s (HHYF) Activity Boxes is now available. “Our theme for this box is ‘at the races’ which is appropriate since several major races are on the calendar in the next few weeks. Our social science section highlights the Hambletonian and even includes Warkentin’s Road To The Hambletonian notes,” Ellen Tay...
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Lyons Sentinel makes 3YO debut on stakes-filled Meadows card

on 07/10/2020 9:18 AM
There are action-packed cards, and then there’s Saturday’s blockbuster program at The Meadows—16 stake splits featuring 113 top filly pacers vying for more than $600,000 in purses. Among those outstanding fillies is Lyons Sentinel, the 2019 Dan Patch Award winner making her sophomore debut.   While the program wasn’t planned to be so stakes rich, covid 19-relat...
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Tokyo Seelster cruises in Ontario SS 2CT debut

on 07/10/2020 8:53 AM
It was debut night for the 2-year-old trotting colts on Thursday and the 25 youngsters put on an impressive show for Woodbine Mohawk Park fans in a trio of $73,000-plus Gold Series divisions.   Tokyo Seelster went off as the heavy favorite in the first division and the Kadabra-Tymal Timeout son delivered a commanding front end performance that saw him trot under the wire 2 1/2 lengths...
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