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Arch Madness cruises in Philly feature

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
A winners-over $25,000 lifetime trot was the featured event on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   The heavy favorite was the classy Arch Madness, who has won over $4 million in his career. As the gate swung open, it was Money On My Mind leaving quickly for the lead, but was collared by Arch Madness just shy of the quarter. The 10-year-old by Balanced Image f...
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Mister Herbie looks for Maple Leaf deja vu

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Mister Herbie, a two-time O'Brien Award winner, will make his third appearance in the Maple Leaf Trot this Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Owned and trained by Jeff Gillis, the 6-year-old millionaire son of Here Comes Herbie is overlooked on the morning line at odds of 15-1 with Sebastian K, a decisive 2-5 mutuel favorite, capturing most of the attention.   How...
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Perfect Alliance looks to rebound in Ima Lula

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Former world champion Perfect Alliance, who was victorious in her first 11 races this year before suffering back-to-back setbacks, will try to get another win streak started when she faces five foes in Friday's $20,000 first round of the Ima Lula Series for 4-year-old female trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Perfect Alliance finished seventh in the third round of the Miss Ve...
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Recipe for Maple Leaf upset in Weekend Preview

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K may look unbeatable on paper but one driver who has chased the world's fastest trotter a couple of times this year says not so fast! Yannick Gingras gives his thoughts on Saturday night's Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack and why he believes Sebastian K could be in for a surprise in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Gingras also talks about his two drives in Satu...
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Neutralize-sired Analyze wins Maine stakes

on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old filly pacing division of the Maine Sire Stakes Program came to Scarborough Downs for the first time this season on Thursday (July 17) following three consecutive starts at Bangor Raceway. While the location was different, the results remained the same with the top three finishers this week, precisely mirroring their placings in the last edition.   Analyze made it look...
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Coors Light now sponsor of Adios Pace

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced Wednesday that Coors Light has signed on as title sponsor for the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios, the track's signature race. The event now will be known as the "Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light.”   Kevin Decker, director of racing for The Meadows, thanked Coors Light for its support and noted ...
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Gural Hanover trots to all-age Monticello mark

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
Gural Hanover's victory (pictured) in his $59,100 division of the New York Sires Stakes for sophomore colts and geldings on Tuesday afternoon was an eye-opening one when Jimmy Morrill Jr. guided the big altered son of Crazed-Givemearing to a new over-all trotting track record of 1:55.2.   It was the fastest trotting mile in the 58-year history of the Mighty M and it erased...
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Night Pro ready to step up and do Battle

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
Night Pro won the first race of his career at Northfield Park, but the stakes will be a little higher when the pacer returns to the Cleveland-area oval for the first time since his March 2013 debut.   The purse for Night Pro's first victory was $2,000. On Saturday night, the 4 year old competes in the $150,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park against some of the best older pac...
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Meadowlands to offer "Real Time" Sports contests

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
The New Meadowlands Racetrack, the popular racing and entertainment facility located in New Jersey, announced on Wednesday (July 16) that it will offer free to play "Real Time” Sports Contests starting Sept. 2 at its Victory Sports Bar. Players who have registered will be given an account with 1,000 points, enabling them to play every week starting Tuesday morning on any listed football game...
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Doug McNair wins 5 at Mohawk Tuesday

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Doug McNair turned in a five-win performance Tuesday night (July 15) at Mohawk Racetrack. McNair got his night off to a good start in the first race winning with Second Sister in the first $18,000 division of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots for two-year-old filly trotters.   Second Sister, who is trained by Doug's father Gregg, won by 3 ¾ lengths in 2:00.3. She paid $10....
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A conversation with Sebastian K's owners

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
When harness racing trainer Ake Svanstedt announced he was leaving Sweden to compete in North America, the initial reaction of Michael Knutsson (at right, with wife Sandra) and Tristan Sjoberg (left), who had their star trotter Sebastian K in Svanstedt's care, was disappointment.   As time passed, the brothers decided it was an opportunity. Rather than find a new trainer, they decid...
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In The Arsenal, Cartoon Daddy head Sheppard

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
Elimination winners In The Arsenal (Eric Goodell, post 2) and Cartoon Daddy (George Brennan, post 5) lead eight 2-year-old colts into Saturday night's $125,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace.   In The Arsenal won the first of last weekend's two, $25,000 elims in a maiden-breaking 1:56.2. The White Birch Farm homebred son of American Ideal, caught three wide ea...
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Seeking Nirvana one of six PA Stallion winners

on 07/16/2014 2:00 AM
Seeking Nirvana, who had lost her previous two career outings by a combined 18-1/4 lengths, grew up quick Wednesday at The Meadows when she went first over to score in a $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers. The event was contested over six divisions, with Apricot Sour, Filly Buster, Showtime Terror, Hashtag Quick and Hillary’s Style also taking $20,000 ...
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Morrill sweeps NYSS 3FT divisions

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr., Scotchgarded colors and all, won both halves of Yonkers Raceway's $225,000 New York Sires Stakes Mike Cipriani Trot Monday night.   Morrill won the first ($111,500) very wet event for 3-year-old fillies with defending state-bred champ Market Rally ($2.20). The odds-on favorite had to work first-up to dispose of pacesetting Lady with Credit (Trond Smedshammer)...
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Strategic Allliance wins sloppy PA Stallion

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
Strategic Alliance atoned for a break in his career debut by sailing through the slop to notch a front-end victory in Monday's $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.   Explosive Drama, Wimborne Hanover and Explosiveday also took $20,000 splits in the event for freshman colt and gelding trotters. Mike Simons, trainer John Butenschoen and owners Give It A Shot Stab...
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The Grand Filly sets Canadian mark in OSS

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Grand Filly established a Canadian season's record for 2-year-old filly trotters in the fourth and fastest $48,825 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold division at Mohawk Monday evening. All four OSS winners were recording their second wins in as many lifetime starts.   In the last division, The Grand Filly took over the lead from Allies Gift by the :28.2 opening panel. She hit the...
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Important dates regarding racing at Red Mile

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
Several important dates are upcoming for The Red Mile's 2014 racing season. The barn area at the historic Lexington track will open on Monday, July 21. The first qualifiers will be hosted on Friday, July 25, and entries must be submitted by Thursday, July 24, by 10 a.m. Post time for the July 25 qualifiers will be determined later.   The first draw will occur on Thurs...
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PA Fair Circuit heading to quarter pole

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Fair Circuit for 2014 is almost at the quarter pole, with five of 21 scheduled events conducted, and this seems a logical place to do a recap of the fair season so far.   Five divisional track records have been set this year, with three of them coming at a somewhat unlikely place, a place where there is a whispered conversation every year. Audie K set the all-time t...
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Ritchie guests on Mohawk Racing Live Saturday

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
Recently retired Woodbine Entertainment Group driver Trevor Ritchie will be the special guest this Saturday on the Maple Leaf Trot edition of Mohawk Racing Live.   Ritchie, who announced his retirement from driving two weeks ago, will reflect on his career and discuss the Maple Leaf Trot, a race he won three times, on the pre-game show beginning at 6:45 p.m. &...
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Adios draws 18, 3 elims on Saturday night

on 07/15/2014 2:00 AM
Max Hempt Memorial winner McWicked and a quartet from the powerful Ron Burke Stable will lead a competitive field of 18 sophomore colt and gelding pacers into the 48th edition of the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids presented by Coors Light at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   Three $50,000 eliminations are set for Saturday night, and will go as ra...
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