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  Buffalo Raceway Picks For Wednesday 1-17
Posted by: Brianjco - 2 hours ago - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

My picks for Buffalo Raceway's 11=race card on Wednesday night beginning at 5 p.m. are now posted at http://briansbuffaloracewayselections.blogspot.com The Pick-5 begins in the second race. Check out TVG's schedule Wednesday to see what races will be telecast live.

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  Yonkers' Tuesday Pick 5 Features $5,207.29 Carryover (1/16)
Posted by: Admin - Yesterday, 06:42 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

YONKERS’ TUESDAY PICK 5 FEATURES $5,200 CARRYOVER
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Monday, January 15, 2018—A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Tuesday evening’s (Jan. 16th) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $5,207.29.
 
The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races 7 through 11 during every racing card. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Monday night), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.
 
Note the Raceway’s new evening post time is 6:50 PM.

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  Dover Downs: Mister Virgin Wins Fifth Straight; Great Kate Takes Top Trot Monday
Posted by: Admin - Yesterday, 06:41 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

MISTER VIRGIN WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT; GREAT KATE TAKES TOP TROT MONDAY

DOVER, Del. ---  Mister Virgin added another to his victory string which reaches five-in-a-row after a1:51.1 victory in the $17,500 Claiming pace at Dover Downs on Monday, Jan.15 . Great Kate won the $12,000 feature trot.
 
Ron Davis’ Mister Virgin took control of race getting the lead in front of the grandstand and never shook off a bid by Cashendash Hanover (Corey Callahan) on the backstretch into deep stretch to score his fifth straight victory giving red-hot driver Tony Morgan his second win of the day. Letsmakeawish (Russell Foster) flew down the lane to overtake Cashendash Hanover by a neck at the wire to finish second. /After the race, Mister Virgin wound up in a new barn as he was claimed by Arty Foster for $17,500. Myell’s Rockstar who finished fourth was also claimed.
 
In the $12,000 trot, Jonathan Roberts pulled Great Kate to the outside after the half and raced outside the rest of the way to overtake leader and favorite Pure Kemp (Ross Wolfenden) in mid-stretch for a triumph. Bill Cantrell  owns the Muscle Massive-PJ’s Photo four -year-old mare who won her  second consecutive victory. Pure Kemp held on for second with Magic Maddy (Morgan) third. 
 
Tony Morgan and Jonathan Roberts  had driving triples while Montrell Teague and trainers Clyde Francis and Brooks Gray had doubles.
 
NF Happenstance , Tough  Mac and Murmur Hanover tangle in the first of a trotting twin-feature while Perserverance, Deacons Valley and Possessed Fashion lead the other event to highlight the Tuesday card.
 
A new menu of fine food is available daily daily to dine while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations.
 
Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.

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  Yonkers: Foiled Again Goes For 100th Win Saturday Night
Posted by: Admin - Yesterday, 06:39 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

FOILED AGAIN GOES FOR 100TH WIN SATURDAY NIGHT
FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Monday, January 15, 2018—Already with seven figures in earnings, Foiled Again goes for  triple figures in wins.
 
Harness racing’s richest-ever horse eyes a 100th career victory Saturday night (Jan. 20th), starting from outside post position No. 7 in Yonkers Raceway’s $20,000 first-race pace.

Win No. 99 came this past Saturday night (Jan. 13th), a season-debuting half-length victory (1:55) at the same level (non-winners $20,000 in last five starts) he sees this time around.  
 
“What can I say?,” was driver George Brennan post mortem. “He knows exactly what he’s doing. I moved him to the lead and he gets lazy, which he does. Then, when he was challenged, he dug in.”
 
Brennan once again takes a seat behind the 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding, co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. With that 99th win in his 304th purse try (in addition to 65 seconds and 43 thirds), he improved the retirement fund to $7,568,478.
 
Foiled Again, who’s been winning races here since 2006, includes a pair of George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series titles (2009-10) in his robust resume.

Post time (which in this case is also Foiled Again time) for the dozen–race card is 6:50 PM.

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  Dover Downs: Miami, Soda Pump, Filled Donut Head Dover $16,000 Trot
Posted by: Admin - Yesterday, 06:37 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

MIAMI, SODA PUMP, FILLED DONUT HEAD DOVER $16,000 TROT

DOVER, Del. --- Miami, Soda Pump and Filled Donut, all winners last week, match strides in the Tuesday, Jan. 16 top trot at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. 
 
Vic Kirby drove John Canzone’s Miami to a near wire-t-wire 1:54.4 victory in last week’s  $16,000 Winners trot. On the same card, Filled Donut and Art Stafford Jr. was even faster, registering a 1:54.3 triumph for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Lee Walls. Soda Pump was also a front-end winner for driver Tim Tetrick who owns the gelding with Triple D Stables.
 
Among the challengers, the sharp Camelot Stable’s Amber Ella with Tony Morgan has a win three seconds and two thirds in her last seven outings, Tiny Clark’s Splashed with Eddie Davis Jr. with three wins, three seconds and a third in his previous seven outings. Also to reckon with are John DeVito’s My Cherry Pie, piloted  by Jonathan Roberts; Euro Gap, driven by Corey Callahan for owners Howard and Josh Kauffman, leaving from the rail and Judy Lunsford’s Torkil reined by Montrell Teague.                                   .
 
A pair of $13,000 trots top a strong undercard. In a Winners-Over trot, Jim Moore’s NF Happenstance (Jack Parker Jr.) seeks her fourth straight victory while Murmur Hanover (Vic Kirby) is fresh from a wire-to-wire conquest in his last race in a nine horse field. Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac (Eddie Davis Jr.), YoYo Mass (Ross Wolfenden) racing for Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo; along with Kanthaka (Tony Morgan) owned by Chris Beaver and RBH Ventures provide the opposition.
 
The other $13,000 Mares trot is led by Mehlenbacker, Enviro and Bay’s stable’s Stormtracker (Kirby); and Hutt Racing’s Snappy Dresser (Wolfenden) plus two winners last time, Lloyd Hickman’s Keystone Izzy (Davis Jr.) and Howard Birney’s Mibzar (Tyler Davis).    
                                                               
Dover Downs features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races.
 
Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. An excellent selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations.
 
Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.

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  Yonkers: Brennan And The 'Old Men'
Posted by: Admin - 01-15-2018, 12:28 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

BRENNAN AND THE ‘OLD MEN’
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Sunday, January 14, 2018—Put Foiled Again together with Run and Tell Pap and you get a 25-year-old gelding. Well, not quite, but…
 
While the exploits of 14-year-old pacer Foiled Again—he of the 99 career wins and sport’s-best $7.5 million lifetime bankroll—have been well-documented by any number of authors (including this one), trotter Run and Tell Pap also just keeps on keepin’ on.
 
The 11-year-old son of High Falls pounced from the pocket at a $19 mutuel Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14th). From post position No. 4, he won the $20,000, sixth race by a neck in 2:30.1 for the mile-and-a-quarter distance.
 
‘Pap,’ acquired by co-owners (as Burke Racing, trainer) Ron Burke and Weaver Bruscemi in late November, stalked Jacks to Open (Matt Kakaley) around the oval, then picked him off late. Run and Tell Pap, who makes his living as an optional $20,000 claimer, has ‘only’ 68 career wins in 233 starts to go along with more than $766,000 in earnings.
 
He’s compiled four, six-figure purse seasons, including one as a 2-year-old and one a season ago at 10.
 
What these two grizzled vets have in common, besides being Burke stablemates and winning here the past two days, is one George Brennan.
 
“This trotter (Run and Tell Pap) seems as if can do go all day,” Brennan said. “I thought he was good last week (first-up before tiring), but his hopples seemed a bit tight. Today, I just moved my bike a bit closer to him and no problem.”
 
As far any trade secrets to driving the geriatric geldings, Brennan deferred.
 
“None. They’re just pros,” he said. “I mean Foiled Again last (Saturday) night, gets a bit lazy on the front end, then sees another horse and he knows what to do.”
 
With 167 wins between the two of them, they know exactly what to do. 

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  Yonkers: Money Maven Wins Sunday 50G Open Handicap Trot
Posted by: Admin - 01-15-2018, 12:27 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

MONEY MAVEN WINS SUNDAY 50G OPEN HANDICAP TROT
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Sunday, January 14, 2018—Favored Money Maven (Yannick Gingras, $5.40) held sway after a long grind Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot.
 
The field of nine went as the first of seven ‘French’ trots, with Money Maven away from third from post position No. 3.
 
Last week’s off-the-pace winner, Consolidator (Jim Marohn Jr.), left hard here. The lass worked around pole-sitting Cash Me Out (Eric Goodell), laying down early intervals of :28.4 and :57.4.
 
Money Maven, snapped in a very good effort a week ago, edged from third, with second-tier Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory) second-over. The fave engaged a stubborn Consolidator through a 1:28.2 three-quarters and a 1:57.2 milepost, finally putting the ma’am away early in the lane.
 
Cash Me Out then slid out after Tight Lines retreated, having dead aim but seemingly hanging late. Money Maven held sway by a neck, getting the mile-and-quarter in 2:28.3. Deep closer Home’n Dry (Matt Kakaley) and Melady’s Monet arrived late for third and fourth, respectively, with Luminosity (George Brennan) settling for the final pay envelope.   
 
For Money Maven, a 9-year-old Revenue S gelding owned by Kapildeo Singh and trained by Rene Allard, it was his first win in a pair of seasonal starts. The exacta paid $18, with triple returning $66.50.
 
The season’s first ‘New York, New York Double’ offered a winning combination of 4-Lezendary (Aqueduct’s 3rd race) and 1-Inukchuk Chuck (Yonkers’ 5th race) paid $55 for every correct $1 wager. Total pool was $6,236.  

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  Meadowlands: Gingras Wins 4 At Big M
Posted by: Admin - 01-15-2018, 12:26 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

MEADOWLANDS RECAP FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
 
GINGRAS WINS 4 AT BIG M
 
By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations
 
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Yannick Gingras was the go-to guy Saturday night at the Meadowlands, winning four times on the 14-race card.

The 2017 United States Harness Writers Association Driver of the Year scored in the first race with 6-5 favorite P H Kenny, who had lost no fewer than 37 straight heading into the night. The son of Lis Mara took the $15,000 claiming pace in 1:53 in powerful, two-move fashion.

Next up was 9-5 chance Abbijade Hanover in the sixth race fillies and mares conditioned pace. The winner overcame the strong anti-speed track bias by taking the point at the half and holding on in a game performance in 1:53.2.

Gingras took the seventh, a mid-range conditioned pace, with Cheyenne Seeber. Trapped at the rail at the top of the stretch, Gingras weaved the son of Rocknroll Hanover through the field to score in 1:52.2 at odds of 8-1.

“The Green Hornet” scored his fourth of the night as he fired Six Gun to victory in the 11th race conditioned pace in 1:53.4. The 10-1 chance paid $23.80 to win.

A LITTLE MORE: Driver Bill Mann and trainer Al Annunziata put smiles on their fans’ faces, scoring twice at a nice price. Lachie Maguire N took the 10th race and paid $58.00, then, two races later, Don’tcallmefrancis was in the winner’s circle after scoring at 9-1. … The Pick 5 pool, which had a total wager of $45,432, returned $9,653.90 to those smart enough to have the winning combination of 6-6-4-7-3. … All-source wagering totaled $2,568,853. … After failing to result in a single-ticket winner, the 20 Cent Jackpot Super High Five carryover swelled to $68,553.35. … Racing resumes at the Meadowlands Friday at 6:35 p.m.

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  Yonkers: Foiled Again Gets #99 While Thisjetsabookin' Wins 40G Open Pace
Posted by: Admin - 01-15-2018, 12:25 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

FOILED AGAIN GETS NO. 99 WHILE THISJETSABOOKIN’ WINS 40G OPEN PACE
FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Saturday, January 13, 2018—As George Brennan succinctly said, “What can I say?”
 
Brennan spoke of Foiled Again beginning his final racing season with his 99th career victory Saturday night (Jan. 13th), highlighting Yonkers Raceway’s 11-race soiree.
 
The sport’s richest horse added to his $7.5 million retirement account with a hard-earned, half-length victory. Quarter-moving to the lead from post position No. 3 in the $20,000, fourth-race pace, even-money favorite Foiled Again ($4) took a lot of first-up heat from All Down the Line (Eric Goodell).
 
In start No. 304, Foiled Again won that back-half battle, prevailing by a half-length in 1:55. The 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding, co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, improved the bankroll to $7,568,478.
 
Informed this was indeed Foiled Again’s 99th win, Brennan said, “I’m reasonably sure he gets to 100.”
 
Saturday night’s featured $40,000 Open Pace saw Thisjetsabookin’ (Jordan Stratton, $18.40) rebuff 3-5 fave Gokudo Hanover (Matt Kakaley) at the quarter, then finish it off. From post No. 5 in the half-dozen, Thisjetsabookin’ (:27, :56.3, 1:25, 1:53.3) held off the odds-on choice by a half-length, with Killer Martini (Brent Holland) third.
 
For fourth choice Thisjetsabookin’, a 6-year-old Jereme’s Jet owned by William Emmons and trained by William Adamczyk, it was his third win in the last six tries dating to early November. The exacta paid $46, with the triple returning $119.
 
Reminder the Raceway offers another ‘French’ Sunday (Jan. 14th), with a first post of 11:30 AM. 

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  Somebeachsomewhere Passes Away
Posted by: Admin - 01-15-2018, 12:23 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

Quote:Trot Insider has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the superstar Standardbred both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, has passed away at the age of 13.

This story is in the midst of updates, so please stay tuned for more information.
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On November 19, 2017, Brent MacGrath had toldTrot Insider that ‘Beach’ had a small cancerous mass – a large cell lymphoma – removed and had begun a six-week round of chemotherapy.

http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/notices...asses.html

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