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Gabe The Bear Dean takes fastest NYSS split

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the $197,500 Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings, drawn and quartered. Odds-on Gabe the Bear Dean (Jordan Stratton, $2.90), leaving from post position No. 4, sat the loosest of pockets in the first ($49,150) division. He then held off Insomniac (Jason Bartlett) by a length in a snappy 1:58.3. They were both watching  Commentary (Jim...
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Computer-generated morning line at Yonkers

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Handicappers that closely follow the racing at Yonkers Raceway may have noticed a subtle change in the program information the last month. The morning line odds are now being prepared by a computerized program. For the last three years, TrackMaster has been developing software to generate automated morning lines. In statistics compiled by TrackMaster, these automated lines have proven to be...
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Takter trying for third Adios with Somewhere In LA

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
When trainer Jimmy Takter sends out Somewhere In LA in Saturday's final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light at The Meadows, he'll be gunning for the winner's share of the $400,000 purse, of course. But there's something more at stake for the Hall of Famer.   It would be the third Adios final victory in the last six years for Takter, who won with ...
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Market Rally breaks 3YOFT mark at Saratoga

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Market Rally broke the track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Wednesday night. Having emerged as the top sophomore trotter among the New York-sired fillies in the past month, Market Rally (Cash Hall) came into Wednesday's $91,500 Sire Stake on a three-race win streak since the addition of Lasix.   The Ron Burke-trained fill...
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Wrenn, Noble honored at Wall of Fame dinner

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Dan Noble will be recognized for their National Dash Driving Championships as part of the Wall of Fame ceremonies at Northfield Park on Sunday, Aug. 10. The banquet will begin at 5 p.m.   Wrenn topped the North American driving ranks in 2013 with 714 victories. Despite being a regular at Northfield Park, where he picked up 55 percent of his 2013 total ...
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I Luv The Nitelife returns Saturday

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife, who was named the best 3-year-old female pacer of 2013 in both the U.S. and Canada, is ready to return to action after being sidelined last November because of a fractured knee. She will compete in a qualifier Saturday morning at the Meadowlands, with the hopes of returning to stakes action in September. "Swim and train, that's been her program,” said trainer Chris Ryd...
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It's Adios time in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
It's Adios weekend at The Meadows and driver David Miller talked to HarnessRacing Weekend Preview about his chances with the morning-line favorite McWicked in Saturday's $400,000 race. Also, trainer Jimmy Takter went one by one with his starters in the Peter Haughton Memorial elimination and the Merrie Annabelle elims Saturday night at the Meadowlands as he sets himself up for one humungous Ha...
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Its Complicated leads ScD Open Trot field

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
Its Complicated and Josh Sutton will look to extend their winning streak to three when they take on a field of eight in the $25,000 Open Trot on Friday at Scioto Downs.   Its Complicated, a 4-year old gelded son of SJ's Caviar out of Before The Rain, is trained by Brent Davis of Zanesville, Ohio for Hatfield Stables of Columbus, Ohio. The winning combination of Its Complicated ...
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Full sister to Put On A Show wins at Mohawk

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
The Show Returns, a full sister to world champion Put On A Show, captured the first leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Only one $12,000 division was needed for leg one of the three-week series for two-year-old pacing fillies.   The Show Returns and driver Jack Moiseyev got away fourth and make a second-quarter brush to the lead through a sensibl...
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NY champ Flyhawk El Durado takes NYSS

on 07/24/2014 2:00 AM
On Thursday night (July 23) Yonkers Raceway hosted the $217,000 New York Sire Stakes $217,000 Michael Sorentino Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A total of 11 entered a pair of six-figure divisions.   The first ($107,500) grouping saw last season's frosh state-bred champion Flyhawk El Durado (Mark MacDonald, $6.30) finish what he started (:28.1, :57.4, 1:26.3, 1:55.3). What...
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Riegle Memorial set for Aug. 22 in Greenville

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio, on Friday night, Aug. 15, for the Great Darke County Fair's annual week long race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday, Aug. 16, afternoon and night, and on Thursday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 22 in the afternoons and nights. Afternoon post times are 1 pm except for Friday, Aug. 22, it will be at noon. Evening post times at 7 pm. On opening weekend, F...
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Perretti Farm open to visitors Hambo week

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
With the passing of founder Bill Perretti earlier this year, the future of one of harness racing's most successful breeding farms is uncertain. The 700 acres that were once populated by mares and foals that won racing classics are now empty; parcels of the preserved farmland are likely to be sold in the coming months. Offers have been made on certain properties and the executors of the estate ...
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Bee A Magician looks to go back-to-back

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
After watching Bee A Magician put together an 18-race win streak that began at two and covered her entire 3-year-old season, harness racing fans wanted to know what was wrong with the 2013 Horse of the Year as she went winless in her first four starts this season.   Not much, says trainer Nifty Norman, other than the fact that winning is difficult.   "Lots of people ...
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Wolverine Futurity Night a big success

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
Another Wolverine Futurity is now history. The storied event that began in 1942 and has been a mainstay at the Ottawa County Fair in Holland, Mich., since 1980 featured a stellar night of racing and entertainment on Tuesday in front of another large and very enthusiastic grandstand crowd. All the pieces came together and we couldn't be more pleased with the result. The racetrack itself wa...
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$170k yearling Gifted Way in Haughton elim

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna hopes Rare Gift delivered a special present in the form of 2-year-old colt trotter Gifted Way.   Gifted Way, a son of Cantab Hall out of the mare Rare Gift, was purchased for $170,000 at the 2013 Lexington Selected Sale. Gifted Way makes his third start Friday in the single elimination for the Peter Haughton Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters at Meadowlan...
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Tall Cotton shatters Meadows all-age trot mark

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
When Tall Cotton cut out a fast three-quarters in 1:23.4 in Wednesday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, it seemed only a matter of time before the top trotters chasing him would gobble him up. They didn’t, couldn’t get anywhere near, in fact, and the timer told why. Tall Cotton blazed home for Tony Hall in 1:51.3, shattering the all-age trotting record at The Meadows...
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Special JJ remains flawless in Indiana SS

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
Special JJ kept her flawless freshman record intact using a perfectly timed rally late in the stretch to score in the featured attraction, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 23. With a final time of 1:57, it was a lifetime best performance and third victory of the season for Special JJ. Leaving f...
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Muscle Baby Doll wins Ontario debut

on 07/23/2014 2:00 AM
Three of the 2-year-old trotting fillies competing in tonight’s third C$70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division at Grand River Raceway came into the contest riding two race winning streaks. Danielle Hall and Juanitas Fury had both won a division of the first Gold event for this group of the 2014 season while newcomer Muscle Baby Doll was making her first appearance in Ontario after startin...
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Pierce Hanover in 1:52.1 in Dream Maker opener

on 07/22/2014 2:00 AM
Pierce Hanover delivered a big last quarter kick to take an action packed first leg of the Dream Maker Pacing Series Monday night at Mohawk.   A field of nine battled in the $12,000 first leg of the Dream Maker for freshman pacers.   Pierce Hanover, a son of Cam's Card Shark-Panned Out, and driver Paul MacDonell got away in fifth around the first turn with long shot Late...
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Freedomformysoul sets Monticello track mark

on 07/22/2014 2:00 AM
Freedomformysoul established a new Monticello Raceway track record for freshman pacing colts on Monday afternoon when Jim Morrill Jr. drove the son of If I Can Dream to a 1:55.2 triumph in their division of the $110,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS). The victory erased the former standard of 1:55.3 set by Share The Delight during 2007.   Coming into the race off a stunning 1:53....
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