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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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Engblom has high hopes for 3CT Synergy

on 07/10/2020 8:49 AM
Per Engblom had high hopes for Synergy last year at age 2, and while the colt won the Champlain Stakes and eliminations of the Peter Haughton Memorial and Breeders Crown, the campaign failed to live up to his trainer’s early expectations.   “We really thought we had a great horse,” Engblom said of last year, noting a bout of sickness hampered Synergy during the summe...
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Rich And Miserable returns to Yonkers

on 07/10/2020 8:32 AM
Since harness racing resumed in the Northeast United States in late May, Rich And Miserable has not had much luck racing at the Meadowlands. The talented trotter drew post position 10 in his first start back June 12, got stuck following a blazing 1:50.1 mile by Guardian Angel As in his second start June 20, then drew post position 10 in the Cutler Memorial last time out on Independence Day. As a...
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Splash Brother, Groovy Joe win NYSS splits

on 07/09/2020 10:37 PM
Vernon Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore pacing colts and geldings on Thursday. Both divisions raced for a purse of $57,000. Splash Brother (Tyler Buter) cruised to victory in the first division. Save Me A Dance (Jason Bartlett) went to the front but Reagan Blue Chip (Brian Sears) blew on by just before hitting the first quarter in :26.&n...
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Sophomore filly trotters impress at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 07/09/2020 5:00 PM
 A trio of 3-year-old trotting fillies, already dropped in to go in next Wednesday's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action here at Harrah's Philadelphia, got nice warm-ups six days in advance Thursday at the southeast Pennsylvania oval, with two winning and the other a bang-up second in mixed company overnights.    Next Level Stuff won the day’s $13,600 fe...
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M Pace elim, Graduate finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/09/2020 4:57 PM
It’s time for the Meadowlands Pace and on Saturday night at the Big M there will be 10 three-year-old colts lining up behind the gate in a single elimination. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Jim Mulinix is cautiously optimistic about his chances to make the final with longshot Mocha On The Rocks, who is taking on the likes of Tall Dark Stranger and Papi Rob ...
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Pasultimatedelite N takes Saratoga feature

on 07/09/2020 3:57 PM
Trainer Jaymes McAssey’s stable has returned very strong from quarantine and on Thursday afternoon, the young conditioner rattled off a pair of victories at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   McAssey, the Peerless McGrath Award winner for top breakthrough trainer at the Spa in 2017, is enjoying a strong ’20 campaign and went back-to-back on Thursday’s card. Pasultimatedelite N...
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Condron elected to Milton, Ont. Hall

on 07/09/2020 3:11 PM
The Milton (Ont.) Sports Hall of Fame has announced that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren has been elected to the town’s sports hall as part of their 2020 induction class. Condren is one of the most respected and recognized drivers in Canadian harness racing history and has been associated with Milton’s Mohawk Racetrack/Park for over 30 years. He w...
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Antonacci, Reid's Fauci wins $70K race at Keeneland

on 07/09/2020 2:08 PM
The 2-year-old Thoroughbred Fauci, owned by the Frank Antonacci family’s Lindy Farms and David Reid’s Ice Wine Stable, won Thursday afternoon’s opening race at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky.   Fauci, who is trained by Wesley Ward, finished second in his career debut on June 3 at Belmont Park. While that five-furlong race was on dirt, Thursday’s 5 ½...
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Fireworks for Fourth of July handle at Meadowlands

on 07/09/2020 12:33 PM
After nearby storms ended a long Meadowlands’ handle streak, wagering surged past the $3-million mark the very next night.   Lightning strikes that were visible from the track’s apron caused a long delay before the start of Friday’s (July 3) third race. The remainder of the night saw races conducted shortly after post parades, costing the track a chance at extending ...
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