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Rock N Load scores in 1:52.3 at Tioga

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Rock N Load (Rocknroll Hanover-Loch Laggan) made a strong drive through the stretch in the $14,000 featured pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday night to extend her winning streak to three. Rock N Load (John Cummings Jr.) had to sit the pocket trip for the majority of the mile behind Inittowinafortune (Mike Simons), who stormed into the lead the first time the field passed the grandstand.  ...
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NYSS 3CP gets underway at Yonkers

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted its first New York Sires Stakes event of the season on Thursday, the $221,000 Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions went for $72,800, $74,100 and $74,100, respectively.   The opening event saws odds-on Western Conquest (Marcus Miller, $2.70) take no prisoners from the pole. After a :26.4 opening quarter-mile, he rebuffed the advanc...
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Owners spend money for Cinamony in Lynch

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
The connections of 3-year-old female pacer Cinamony figured if they were going to take a shot with their filly, it would be in the James M. Lynch Memorial. So this weekend, they're taking their shot.   Cinamony, who was lightly staked because of throat surgery at two in February 2013, was supplemented to the Lynch Memorial for $15,000. On Saturday night, she races in the third of thr...
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Win $1 million in Grand Circuit Challenge

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Social Media Initiative, sponsored by the United States Trotting Association and key partners, on Friday announced a new "30 out of 30” Grand Circuit Challenge, which provides fans the opportunity to win a $1 million prize if they can pick the winners of 30 designated top races during this year's racing season.   Entrants can enter the contest immediately at http:...
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Baby races, qualifiers held at Meadowlands

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Breakfast with the babies at the Meadowlands, Friday style, enjoyed a perfect morning under cloudless skies with temperatures in the low 70s and little to no wind.   The opener was trotting fillies and the Donato Hanover-Nicole's Promise Livininthefastlane won for Yannick Gingras in 1:58 with a :27.2 kicker well in hand over Saturday Mornings after sitting the pocket. She was an $80,000 y...
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Monticello horsemen need help for insurance

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
The horsemen at Monticello Raceway issued a last-minute plea to the New York State Senate on Friday morning to pass legislation to protect their families. Legislation that passed the New York State Assembly last night (A10004B – with the support and leadership of Monticello Assembly Member Aileen Gunther and Racing Chair Gary Pretlow) is being tied up in the New York State Senate. If the ...
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Sears at Meadowlands, but doesn't drive

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Derek Giwner of the Daily Racing Form attended qualifying and baby races at the Meadowlands Friday morning and reported on the drf.com website that Brian Sears showed up to drive a 2-year-old filly in a baby race, but was told he could not and he left without driving.   Giwner reported that, "Sears took the lines and was ready to go on the track when he was asked to take a call from Racin...
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Gural gives reason for Sears ban

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural issued a statement Friday afternoon regarding his actions to bar driver Brian Sears from driving in overnights, qualifiers and baby races at that racetrack. The statement comes after Sears issued his own on Thursday, expressing his disappointment. Sears tried to drive in the qualifiers Friday morning at the Meadowlands, but he was rebuffed in that effort. &n...
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Igottafeelinfran takes Hoosier invite in 1:51.3

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Igottafeelinfran returned to her winning ways and captured the featured event, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (June 20). After a fifth-place finish at this level last week, Igottafeelinfran staged a big rally in the late stages of the mile to take nearly two seconds off her lifetime best and score in 1:51.3.   Guided by Brad Ha...
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Allard's Amigo Ranger wins Yonkers' top trot

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 Open Handicap Trot was won by a resurgent dozen-to-one Amigo Ranger (Dan Dube, $26.20).  Away in good order from post position 3, Amigo Ranger settled third as pole-sitting Rossini (Jordan Stratton) was all set to pass the torch to Daylon Magician (Eric Goodell) when that one jumped it off. That misdeed left Amigo Ranger in the pocket.   Af...
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Absolutely Certain wins Buffalo Open Trot

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Absolutely Certain left little doubt in winning Friday night's $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway as he roared down the passing lane to post a stunning one-length victory over Fiorentina in a seasonal best of 1:59.1. The victory was worth $38.00 to his faithful backers.   The betting board showed that the race was basically a wide-open event and the field of seven didn't disappoint. Fio...
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Top Brand scores in 1:50.3 at Scioto

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Top Brand, a 4-year-old mare by Brandon's Cowboy, set a new Scioto Downs track mark of 1:50.3 for her division on Friday night. The previous record of 1.51.1 was set in 2013 by Doc's Hope. Virgil Morgan Jr. trains Top Brand for owner Green Acquisition Corp. of Canfield, Ohio. Ronnie Wrenn Jr was the pilot and they started from post seven after a scratch in the field of nine. Wrenn left for...
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Sebastian K wins: "He can do everything"

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K and trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt pretty much stole the $50,000 TVG Trot leg at the Meadowlands Friday night. Leaving from post 5, Svanstedt sent his charge away from the gate with authority and they crossed over well before the turn and then proceeded to control the race.   With no one testing Sebastian K to the half, Svanstedt got away with a :56 half after :27 to the opening...
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Dew N Doughnuts, Mr. Web Page win features

on 06/20/2014 2:00 AM
Dew N Doughnuts followed live cover down the backside, then blew by in the lane to capture Friday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.   The 6-5 favorite, Dew N Doughnuts was away fifth for Mike Wilder before riding the bumper of Uncle Goodfellow, a Meadows newcomer. Uncle Goodfellow cleared to the lead in the final turn, but Dew N Doughnuts was stronger in the stretch...
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AJ Cress scores 50th career win at Northfield

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
AJ Cress paced home for his 50th career victory at Northfield Park on Wednesday night. The 12-year-old veteran has 339 career starts, winning 50 times, and finishing second and third 54 and 64 times, respectively. AJ Cress (Village Connection-Rose Cress-Happy Escort) has career earnings of $119,323 and a lifetime mark of 1:55.3 over Northfield's Flying Turns at age nine. &nbs...
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Agosti named Buffalo racing secretary

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
Tom Agosti says his job as assistant race secretary at Buffalo Raceway was like being a backup quarterback in football. "As a backup, everything is nice and nobody is bothering you. The starter catches all the heat and flack." Well, grab your helmet, Tom...you're now the starter!   Agosti was announced as the new Buffalo Raceway racing secretary after the resignation of Ginny Rosenf...
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Sears barred from Big M Qs, babies, overnights

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural confirmed to harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that he has told driver Brian Sears he will no longer be permitted to drive in qualifiers or baby races at the Meadowlands. Gural added that Sears will also not be allowed to drive in any overnight races, while Sears's status for stakes races has not yet been decided. Sears spoke with harnessracing.com ...
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Trotter Sir Taurus, 30, heads for Goshen

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
Sir Taurus, the now 30-year-old trotting stallion whose sons and daughters once dominated the New York Sire Stakes, will make a rare visit away from his home at Blue Chip Farm on Saturday, July 5, to Goshen (N.Y.) Historic Track during Grand Circuit racing, which starts at 1 p.m. that day.   The bay stallion with a distinctive white blaze has sired nearly 700 foals, who earned $23.7...
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Meadowlands weekend traffic alert

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
Please note that both the New Jersey State Fair and the 2014 International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses are taking place at the Meadowlands Sports Complex on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. These events draw very large crowds and will make entry to The Meadowlands a difficult task in the early evening on Friday and Saturday.   Stadium parking authorities strongly sugges...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
A huge Detroit Red Wings fan, Kevin Greenfield has often heard the announcer say "Datsyuk shoots and scores!” Having named a trotter in honor of the hockey star, Greenfield is hoping he hears racetrack announcers say "Datsyuk wins the race!” plenty of times this year. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Greenfield tells how he was able to inform the Russian-born Datsyuk about ...
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