Game Of Claim for mares underway at Pocono

on 03/09/2020 8:10 AM
The male pacers had their Game Of Claims Series opportunities early in the meet at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono; starting this week, pacing mares and trotters will start their series, with the sidewheeling distaffs kicking off on Sunday.   The Napolitano brothers drove the winners of the two $10,000 divisions of the first prelim, for $10,000 base-price horses, with Anthony guiding ...
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I’m Some Graduate, Elysium Lindy won Yonkers Opens

on 03/08/2020 4:15 PM
Down-the-roaders I’m Some Graduate (George Brennan, $6) and Elysium Lindy (Dan Dube, $27.40) proved best Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $44,000 Open Handicaps.   I’m Some Graduate, from assigned post position No. 5 in the adult-table pace, had few issues in maintaining huis current form. He worked around pole-sitting I’marocknrollegend N (Joe...
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Covered Bridge wins third straight at Meadowlands

on 03/08/2020 12:33 AM
Covered Bridge has been so good early on in his 4-year-old campaign, he’s even surprised his trainer, Ron Burke. “He has been even better than we had hoped,” said Burke of the gelded son of American Ideal-Stonebridge Kisses, who was a dominant winner of the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, a $27,500 high-end conditioned pace.   “We couldn&rs...
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Morrill notches 5-bagger at Pocono

on 03/08/2020 12:31 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr., a three-time North American UDR champion, continued his red-hot sulky ways during the early portion of the 2020 meeting at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, picking up five victories on the 12-race Saturday night card.   One of the wins came in the richest race of the night, a $20,000 claiming handicap pace, and the horse he guided, the Captaintreacherous r...
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Post 8 no problem for Windsong Leo at Miami Valley

on 03/07/2020 10:29 PM
If there’s a hotter horse than Windsong Leo in North America thus far this season he would be hard to find!  He captured his sixth Open Handicap Pace victory of 2020 on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway, all from assigned outside post positions.  His latest coup undoubtedly will move him up from his eighth place slot among the sport’s richest horses in the current...
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King Of Swing gives Luke McCarthy his Miracle Mile

on 03/07/2020 10:38 AM
You could hardly call it a hoodoo . . .not when you are renowned as one of the champions of your sport. Yet star reinsman Luke McCarthy certainly got a monkey off his back with a magnificent victory in Saturday night's $1 million Ainsworth Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle, northwest of Sydney, Australia.   West Australian pacer King Of Swing, a 7-year-old stallion by ...
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Caviart Ally returns with sharp win at Meadowlands

on 03/07/2020 7:10 AM
Just 48 hours after arch-rival – and 2019 Horse of the Year – Shartin N won in 1:50 at Dover Downs in her seasonal debut, Caviart Ally sizzled over a sloppy strip at the Meadowlands Friday night in her first start of 2020, taking the co-featured $30,000 Preferred for pacing fillies and mares in 1:49.4 in rainy and chilly conditions over a sloppy track with a -2 variant. ...
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Gold Orchid N solid in Yonkers victory

on 03/06/2020 11:45 PM
Season-debuting Gold Orchid N (George Brennan, $11) could not have mapped it out any better Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s soggy $37,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. Unhurried early from post position No. 2, Gold Orchid N saw Ba Ba Ba Banana (Matt Kakaley) set sail through snappy early intervals of :26.4 and :55.4.  Diamondtoothgertie (catch-driver Joe Bongio...
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Allbeastnobeauty upsets at Miami Valley

on 03/06/2020 11:42 PM
Allbeastnobeauty (Kayne Kauffman) collared heavily favored Checks On The Way (Trace Tetrick) in deep stretch Friday night to capture the $25,000 Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway.  Diamondtequilashot (Ricky Macomber Jr.) got a ground-saving trip to garner the show finish in the flashy ten horse feature field.    Checks On The Way cut all the early fractions with Allb...
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Rock N Teen fastest in Zendt opening splits

on 03/06/2020 7:20 PM
Rock N Teen let Zanetti do the heavy lifting on the front end, then blew by him in the lane to score in a career-best 1:53, fastest division in Friday’s Wilbur Zendt Memorial Pace at The Meadows.  Gumption and Arrhythmic Storm also captured $12,500 opening-leg splits in the event for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings.   The series honors the memory of Zendt, a...
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Hoosier extends calendar, nears March 27 opener

on 03/06/2020 4:17 PM
With the return of live harness racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino less than a month away, final preparations for the 2020 season are underway throughout the property. Opening Day of the 160-day meet is set for Friday, March 27.   Offering an extended racing calendar this season, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will take on a slightly new format for ...
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Tall Dark Stranger heads 77 NA Cup nominations

on 03/06/2020 3:08 PM
Woodbine Entertainment on Friday released the lists of eligible horses for its 2020 major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The Pepsi North America Cup, harness racing’s richest race for 3-year-old pacers, has attracted 77 nominations, holding steady to last year’s 82. Metro Pace and Breeders Crown champion Tall Dark Stranger leads the list of elig...
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Meadows drivers participate in Read Across America week

on 03/06/2020 10:21 AM
Reading, Writing & Racing. That may be a twist on the traditional version of the “Three R’s,” but it was the order of the day Thursday when The Meadows drivers participated in national Read Across America Week/Dr. Seuss Day activities by reading to students at a local school.   Drivers Jason Merriman, Dan Rawlings and Mike Wilder visited Trinity North Elementary ...
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Meadowlands stakes payment news

on 03/06/2020 9:15 AM
The Meadowlands has processed the February nomination payments  for the extensive Grand Circuit program of stakes and Early Closers. The lists of horses paid into those races is now posted on the track's website.   The number of horses nominated was down slightly, just 4 percent from the 2019 payments. Several older horse divisions saw a remarkable uptick with the G...
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Robyn Camden picks up another Stga win

on 03/05/2020 10:53 PM
Robyn Camden (Art Professor) has thrived in her limited starts at Saratoga Casino Hotel over the course of her young career and on Thursday afternoon, the Rene Allard trainee returned to the Spa to compete in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open.   Assigned post six in the six-horse feature, Robyn Camden cruised out to the front-end in a fast first quarter paced in 27.1. Miss Irish Rose A...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/05/2020 4:12 PM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, driver Yannick Gingras explains how he decided who to drive in a pair of weekend races at the Meadowlands. Find out why Gingras chose JK American Beauty and Covered Bridge in their respective contests.   Also, Kathy Parker’s First Over takes a look at the current situation in Pennsylvania with the governor attempting to take mon...
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Caviart Ally ready to resume rivalry with Shartin N

on 03/05/2020 1:19 PM
Caviart Ally finished last season with a flourish and owner Buck Chaffee hopes his mare can continue her winning ways when her 2020 campaign begins Friday at the Meadowlands. A 6-year-old pacer, Caviart Ally closed last season by winning four of her final five races, with three of the victories coming over eventual Horse of the Year honoree Shartin N. Caviart Ally’s triumphs during that...
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Guaranteed big action at Big M

on 03/05/2020 11:27 AM
As the saying goes: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But at the Meadowlands, there are exceptions to that rule. For Big M bettors, guarantees have been part of the landscape for some time now, and pending regulatory approval, one already in play is about to get sweeter, while another is brand new. Beginning Friday, March 6 (post time...
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Mohawk Million slot owners announced

on 03/05/2020 10:06 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Thursday proudly revealed the names of the nine slot owners for the inaugural Mohawk Million on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A total of nine slots were available for purchase at the cost of $110,000 (USD) for entry in the Mohawk Million. The deadline to purchase a slot passed on Feb. 18, 2020 with all slots sold. The 10th and final slot in ...
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Former DSOA director Daniel Camac dies

on 03/05/2020 9:04 AM
Daniel W. Camac passed away peacefully on Feb. 10 in Florida where he and his wife, Flo, lived in retirement. He was 83. Mr. Camac was born in Dover, Del. in 1936, attended Dover schools, later serving his country honorably in the U.S. Army. After his service, Mr. Camac became a Dover police officer. He was a graduate of the FBI Academy and later was a supervisor with the Delaware D...
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