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Tioga switches to weekend schedule

on 06/30/2020 7:54 AM
 Tioga Downs will switch to weekend racing starting on Saturday, July 4 with a 4:00PM post. Live racing will continue on Sunday, July 5, post time 1:00PM.   For the rest of July, Tioga will follow a Friday & Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 1:00PM live racing schedule.   The beautiful Tioga Downs hotel is now open on Friday & Saturday nights with ...
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Hey Livvy wins; Forbidden Trade fourth

on 06/30/2020 7:51 AM
The speedy five-year-old mare Hev Livvy continued her recent hot-streak by stepping up to capture a loaded edition of the $36,000 Preferred Trot on Monday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. An accomplished field of 10 lined up for the top-level trot with Ben Baillargeon’s duo of Musical Rhythm and P L Jill carrying favourite-status, while Hambletonian winners Forbidden Trade and Marion Mara...
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Alicorn returns with 1:50.4 Mohawk effort

on 06/30/2020 7:49 AM
Just over eight months since her last appearance at Woodbine Mohawk Park, three-year-old pacing filly Alicorn returned to the Milton oval on Monday evening and marched straight back into the winner’s circle.  Making her sophomore debut in the first of three $73,067 Gold Series divisions, Canada’s Two-year-old Pacing Filly of the Year eased away from Post 5 as Betalady led the...
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Dancin Dragon tops Windsong Leo in 1:49.3 at Mea

on 06/29/2020 9:11 PM
Dancin Dragon sat comfortably in the pocket behind the dueling leaders, then blew by in the lane to capture Monday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace in a career-best 1:49.3.   While the first-over Rock Candy threw down a protracted challenge to Windsong Leo on the point, Dancin Dragon and Jim Pantaleano were saving ground in the pocket. When Rock Candy finally backed off at the top of ...
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American Nitro, Apple Valley Art takes DSBF divisions

on 06/29/2020 9:08 PM
American Nitro ($2.40, Victor Kirby) and Apple Valley Art ($2.20, Tim Tetrick) scored decisive wins in the second $20,000 leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action Monday at Harrington Raceway.   American Nitro, owned by Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane, brushed to the front near three quarters and opened up on the field for a 1:54.1 five-len...
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Chocolate Pie giving Kyle Bossence a shot in OSS

on 06/29/2020 9:01 PM
Chocolate Pie is more than just a starter in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, July 1. The 3-year-old trotting colt is a building block in trainer Kyle Bossence’s long-term plan to shift his stable toward developing and racing young horses. “That’s the game plan. I kind of grew up around (Gregg) McNair’s and that’s wh...
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Harrington cancels Quillen Memorial Pace

on 06/29/2020 3:32 PM
Live racing at Harrington Raceway will continue through July 15 on a Monday-through-Wednesday basis before a short summer hiatus. There will be no racing during the Delaware State Fair and the Bobby Quillen Memorial has been canceled. Racing will resume on a Monday/Tuesday schedule starting on Aug. 17 before the resumption of a three-day-a-week schedule (Monday through Wednesday) from Sept. 7 thr...
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Meadowlands to re-open July 2 at 25 percent capacity

on 06/29/2020 1:57 PM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will re-open its doors to fans on Thursday, July 2, when onsite simulcasting and sports wagering is allowed to resume in New Jersey. Per the Executive Order 157, the grandstand will open to 25 percent capacity. The Backyard and Apron areas will also be open. All guests will be required to wear a face covering, have their temperature checked and complet...
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Freshman pacers ready for PASS, PA Stallion debuts

on 06/29/2020 1:23 PM
The Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and its complementary Stallion Series program make their 2020 debuts on Wednesday and Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with over $600,000 to be on the line as 2-year-old pacers lead off the action – the fillies on Wednesday, and the colts and geldings on Thursday.   In Wednesday’s filly racing, three of the babies have already achieved...
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HP Royal Theo ties Canadian record in OSS win

on 06/29/2020 10:05 AM
A week after trotting the fastest mile for a sophomore trotting male in North America this season, HP Royal Theo exhibited high speed again to equal the Canadian record for 3-year-old trotting geldings over a five-eighths oval when winning his $106,400 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) split on Sunday at Georgian Downs.   Driver Louis-Philippe Roy eased the favorite away from the starting ga...
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Crockets Cullen, Gemologist win Saratoga opens

on 06/28/2020 9:14 PM
Sunday’s co-featured Opens at Saratoga Casino Hotel saw a familiar face and an Open newbie record victories. Crockets Cullen N (Christian Cullen) is the defending Pacer of the Year at the track and when he won the season’s first Open Pace in February, it was the 10th consecutive victory in the local Open for the standout Larry Stalbaum trainee. After some lackluster tries pr...
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Baron Remy captures mares pace at Pocono

on 06/28/2020 9:09 PM
 Over a surface that had improved from “sloppy” to “good” to “fast” by the time the $14,000 featured mares pace took to the track on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Baron Remy showed no rust after 3½ months away from the races, going on to a 1:51.2 victory.   Andrew McCarthy made a three-wide move late on the backs...
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Our Max Phactor N best in Philly feature

on 06/28/2020 9:07 PM
After tasting defeat in his first two races of 2020, Our Max Phactor N ($8.40) put it all together in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace. While the 8-year-old Art Major gelding employed similar tactics as he did in a narrow defeat to Prairie Panther at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on June 20, the outcome proved far more favorable. ...
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Major Betts’ 1:49.4 fastest in NYSS 3CP splits

on 06/28/2020 9:01 PM
Tioga Downs played host to three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes  for sophomore pacing colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Sunday. Major Betts (Dexter Dunn) rocketed past Splash Brother (Tyler Buter) to take the $38,233 first division. Major Betts ($10.20) jumped out of the gate and went to the front and led to a first quarter in :26.1. The big favorite Splash Bro...
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Ohio SS for sophomore fillies raced at Northfield

on 06/28/2020 7:27 AM
Guinevere Hall kicked off a Saturday evening chock full of Leg 2 Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield Park by winning her $40,000 division for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a new lifetime clocking of 1:54.1.  The daughter of Cash Hall had captured her first OSS leg in 1:55 for trainer Melanie Wrenn, driver Peter Wrenn and owners M T Pockets Stable and Dave McDuffee. G...
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Tall Dark Stranger wins in 1:47.4; Gimpanzee rallies from far back

on 06/28/2020 7:22 AM
For Tall Dark Stranger, it’s all systems go for The Meadowlands Pace. Trainer Nancy Takter had her prized colt in a less-than-ideal spot for his 3-year-old debut, facing older foes in a high-end conditioned pace, but in this post-coronavirus reality where many plans have had to be re-worked, everything turned out as well as she could have hoped. “I wasn’t shocked,” ...
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Rich And Miserable returns to Pocono a winner

on 06/27/2020 10:09 PM
Rich And Miserable, the 2019 Trotter of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, returned to northeast Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon and immediately resumed his winning ways, posting a 1:52.4 victory over a good track in the $20,000 winners-over contest.    Driver Tyler Buter wound up in third early with the gelded son of Explosive Matter as favored Obrigado put up ...
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PASS champ Sister Sledge wins Arden Downs split in debut

on 06/27/2020 7:50 PM
Facing an overmatched field, a stinging rain and a sloppy surface, freshman sensation Sister Sledge kept her “A” game under wraps and fashioned a workmanlike win in her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $53,528 Arden Downs at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old filly trotters, known as the Ned McCarr, was contested over two divisions, with 49-1 bomb Dazzling Diva pulling off ...
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Ontario Sires Stakes gets underway at Mohawk

on 06/27/2020 7:03 AM
Ontario’s talented 3-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday with two veterans of the provincial program and two newcomers gracing the Grassroots winner’s circle. Mach My Kiss opened the campaign with a victory in the first $22,800 division, cruising along on the front end to a 1:53 personal-best with driver Doug Mc...
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Elver Hanover now 10-for-10 with OSS win in ‘20 debut

on 06/27/2020 6:51 AM
A quartet of 3-year-old colts and geldings of both gaits battled in $50,000 round two divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes Friday night at Scioto Downs. A total of 13 trotters passed the entry box while 17 pacers were entered into these OSS divisions.  Among the Ohio-registered trotting stallions represented four are by Uncle Peter, three by Triumphant Caviar, two by the exported Wis...
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