Sand Vic

$2,178,117 winner Sand Vic dies

On Friday, April 29th, Sand Vic was found passed away in his field at Winbak Farm of Maryland. "Sand Vic will be missed," said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. "He was a great horse to be around and knew his job in the harness racing breeding shed." Sand Vic, 2, 1:57.3; 3, Q1:54.1f; 1:51.2 ($2,178,117), was the winner of 23 races. He was a HTA Nova and USHWA Dan Patch divisional Award Winner for Older Trotting Horses. Sand Vic (Mr. Vic-Cindy Q-American Winner) was trained during his aged racing career by Trond Smedshammer for owner August Meidel. Sand Vic was first developed in his racing career by Jim Arledge Jr. At 2, Sand Vic was the winner of the Arden Downs Stakes division, Bluegrass Stakes leg, Event 9 Final, John F Simpson Stakes leg, Kentucky Sire Stakes leg, Lexington Breeders Classic elimination and Reynolds Memorial. He was second in the Kentucky Sire Stakes Final, Lexington Breeders Classic Final, Northfield Grand Circuit Stake and Tompkins-Geers Stakes. At 3, Sand Vic won the Currier & Ives Stakes elimination and was second in a Kentucky Sire Stakes leg. At 4, he was second in the A J Cutler Memorial elimination and Final, Allerage Farm Stakes Final, Breeders Crown Final, Classic Series division and Nat Ray Stakes. Sand Vic truly shined as an aged racehorse. He won the A J Cutler Memorial Final twice, Allerage Stakes Final, American-National Stakes Final, Breeders Crown Final, Maple Leaf Trot elimination, Nat Ray Final, Trotting Classic leg and Titan Cup elimination and Final. He was second in A J Cutler Memorial elimination, Patriot Invitation, and W J Sullivan Memorial leg. As a sire, Sand Vic stood at Winbak of New York and later at Winbak of Maryland. His prodigy include World Champion, Bourbon Bay, 1:52.1f -'15 ($217,678), New York Sire Stakes Winner, Steuben Lone Pine, 1:55.1s ($189,442) and John Simpson Memorial Winner, Lady Riviera, 2, 1:58 ($162,492).   Sand Vic has produced 173 foals of racing age for 54 race winners of $1,812,295 in total earnings. Elizabeth Cheesman

Battle of Lake Erie

Battle of Lake Erie has 22 Eligible

All Bets Off, third in North America in earnings this year with $221,950 in the bank, heads the probable list of harness racing all-star pacers for the May 21st renewal of Northfield Park's Battle of Lake Erie. The one mile dash also includes Foiled Again, harness racing's all-time money-winner, and Freaky Feet Pete, a horse who wins a staggering 89.6 percent of his starts. All Bets Off, a 5-year-old son of Bettor's Delight, has competed at the highest level for four years, winning 20 of 58 career starts and $1.7 million in purses. A winner of two of eight starts this year, he's off a runner-up finish (beaten a length) in the Apr. 23 $609,000 George Morton Levy Final at Yonkers. No stranger to Northfield, All Bets Off won the inaugural Milstein Memorial in 2014. Harness Racing's longest shining star, Foiled Again, who at age 12, will be seeking to defend his Battle championship as well as seeking his fourth overall victory in the race's 32 editions. His $7,369,138 bankroll, gleaned from 86 victories in 252 starts is the highest in the history of harness racing, both on the pace and trot. Foiled Again's other Battle triumphs came in 2009 and 2011. This will be his eighth start in the tradition laden race. Freaky Feet Pete is ultra-consistent. The 4-year-old son of Rockin Image has won 26 of 29 career starts with two seconds, including last year's Breeder's Crown at Woodbine Raceway. He has banked $1,136,724. Local favorite Ameichi, from the barn of Brian Loney, is pointing for the Battle. He has won two of his last three starts at Northfield Park in the $13,500 weekly feature. The ultra-sharp six-year-old just paced his 1:51 2/5 lifetime mark on April 18 around the Flying Turns. Since its inception in 1986, the Battle of Lake Erie has drawn the best veteran pacers the sport has to offer. Past Battle Champions include racing greats Falcon Seelster, Quite A Sensation, Jaguar Spur, Dorunrun Bluegrass, Cambest, Riyadh, Gallo Blue Chip, and Maltese Artist. Official entries for the Battle will be drawn May 17. The card, which will follow Northfield's simulcast of the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course, will also include a trio of $20,000 late closer finals along with three $20,000 opens events. Complete list of horses nominated to the 2016 Battle of Lake Erie: All Bets Off Americhi Beach Memories Cammikey Domethatagain Dreams Beachboy Foiled Again Freaky Feet Pete Gallipolis Ideal Cowboy Let's Drink On It Limelight Beach Luck Be With You Michaels Power Remember Me VK Roland N Rock Santa Fe Beachboy Seventh Secret Sports Sinner Sunfire Blue Chip Twilight Bonfore Wiggle It Jiggleit Ayers Ratliff

David Miller

David Miller goes over $200 million

Hall of Fame Driver David Miller becomes only the third harness racing driver ever to eclipse $200 million dollars in career earnings. He accomplished the milestone on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia behind 40-1 shot Hickory Chumley, who crossed the line first and paid $82.80 to win. The other drivers to have eclipsed the $200 million dollar mark are John Campbell and Ron Pierce.  

Darlinonthebeach

No day at the beach for 'Darlin'

Darlinonthebeach handed Pure Country the first loss of her career in last weekend's eliminations for Saturday night's $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania Stakes, but harness racing trainer Nancy Johansson knows her filly faces another challenging task ahead. Johansson trains Darlinonthebeach for breeder/owner White Birch Farm. Darlinonthebeach, who is 2-for-2 this year after hitting the board in nine of 10 races last season, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Miss Pennsylvania, which is restricted to Pennsylvania-sired 3-year-old female pacers. Darlinonthebeach will start the final from post four with David Miller in the sulky. Pure Country, who was unbeaten in 10 starts in 2015 and received the Dan Patch Award for best 2-year-old female pacer, will leave from post six with driver Brett Miller and is the 3-1 second choice. She made her seasonal debut in the first of three Miss Pennsylvania eliminations and finished third after getting to the front following a :26.3 opening quarter-mile and leading into the stretch. Newborn Sassy, who finished second to Darlinonthebeach's 1:50.4 mile in that elim, is 5-1 on the morning line and will start from post two with driver Tim Tetrick. Newborn Sassy won eight of 10 races last year, including the Matron Stakes, for training tandem of Jim King Jr. and Jo Ann Looney-King. Call Me Queen Be and I Said Diamonds, the remaining two elimination winners, will leave from posts five and nine, respectively. Call Me Queen Be, with Scott Zeron driving for trainer Ross Croghan, is 4-1 on the morning line and I Said Diamonds, with Matt Kakaley in the bike for Matias Ruiz, is 10-1. "I think Pure Country is a great filly," said Johansson, who is the daughter of Pure Country's trainer, Jimmy Takter. "She needed that race. Newborn Sassy needed that race too; it was the first start of the year for them. I'm sure Pure Country and Newborn Sassy are going to be much better this week. They're going to be tighter. It's going to be a good race." Darlinonthebeach is a daughter of stallion Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Darlin's Delight. White Birch Farm also bred, raced and owns Darlin's Delight, who earned $2.90 million in her career and received the 2006 Dan Patch Award for best 3-year-old filly pacer. Last year, Darlinonthebeach won two of 10 races, including a division of the International Stallion Stakes, and finished second on five occasions, including the She's A Great Lady Stakes. "It seems like she's matured a little bit from last year," Johansson said about Darlinonthebeach. "She grew up quite a bit; filled out quite a bit from last year. I think that helps. When they get stronger they can carry their speed a little longer. Mentally I think she's a bit more focused than she was last year. It all just needs to come together, which so far it has." Darlinonthebeach's only off-the-board finish came in last October's Breeders Crown final, where she finished sixth after going off stride at the halfway point. But Darlinonthebeach made up ground with a :26.4 last quarter-mile that was nearly one-second quicker than any other horse in the race. "It was unfortunate in the Breeders Crown that she ran into the horse in front of her because I think she would have been right there on the wire with Pure Country in that start," Johansson said. "She made up an enormous amount of ground; she was really sharp that day. But that is what it is; you can't change that now." Because she won only twice last year, Johansson was able to qualify Darlinonthebeach once and then put the filly into a conditioned race for Pennsylvania-preferred female pacers ages 4 and under. Getting a start prior to the Miss Pennsylvania eliminations was an advantage, she said. "Qualifying and racing is a big difference," Johansson said. "But you don't want to race these 3-year-old fillies against open (level) mares. For her, she had the advantage where she was still in non-winners of three and Pennsylvania-bred, so I had an option to race her somewhere. "I think she raced really well (last weekend)," the trainer added. "She went (1:)50.4 under no urging whatsoever. When I watched the replay I realized David didn't even encourage her to go coming down the stretch. He just pulled the earplugs and she was off. So I was happy with it. So far so good." Pocono will conduct two race cards Saturday sandwiching the Kentucky Derby. The first card, with first-race post time of 11 a.m., features three divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars for 3-year-old male trotters. The evening card, in addition to the Miss Pennsylvania, includes the $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic for Pennsylvania-sired 3-year-old male pacers. Ken Weingartner

It is not every day that a pair of Horse of the Year recipients meet up, but harness racing fans will receive a rare treat Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. State Treasurer, 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year, and Wiggle It Jiggleit, 2015 U.S Horse of the Year, will square off for the first time in the $34,000 Preferred Pace. A four-year-old son of Mr Wiggles, Wiggle It Jiggleit's next start was expected to be in the Confederation Cup eliminations, but after no eliminations were necessary for the May 15th final, the George Teague stable star will now tune-up with a start at Mohawk. Trained by Clyde Francis and driven by Montrell Teague, Wiggle It Jiggleit won 22 of 26 starts last season and earned over $2.2 million. He recorded victories in the Meadowlands Pace, Little Brown Jug and Progress Pace over the course of his Horse of the Year campaign. The four-year-old gelding has won four of five starts to begin his 2016 season. Wiggle It Jiggleit will start from post-six in a field of seven. A seven-year-old son of Real Desire, State Treasurer will be making his second start of 2016 Saturday night. The Dr. Ian Moore trainee won nine of 19 starts last season and banked over $986,000 to earn Canadian Horse of the Year honours. State Treasurer's signature victories last season included the Canadian Pacing Derby and U.S. Pacing Championship. The veteran pacing stallion is nearing double millionaire status with over $1.9 million in career earnings. State Treasurer will leave from post-four with driver Chris Christoforou in the sulky. Both award-winning pacers sport sub-1:48 career-marks. Wiggle It Jiggleit took his 1:47.4 mark in the Meadowlands Pace, while State Treasurer's 1:47 mark was taken in the U.S. Pacing Championship. While the Horse of the Year winners will be in the spotlight Saturday, a strong group of five older pacers will be looking to steal the show. Nickle Bag (PP1, Trevor Henry) enters Saturday's contest with plenty of momentum. The Bill Robinson trainee won last week's Preferred in 1:49 and has won two of his last three starts. A six-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover, Nickle Bag has nine victories in 15 starts this season, with seven of those scores coming in the WEG Preferred. Nirvana Seelster (PP2, Rick Zeron) and Boomboom Ballykeel (PP3, Sylvain Filion) also have victories this season in the WEG Preferred. Idole Duharas (PP5, James MacDonald) and Mohawk Warrior (PP7, Sylvain Filion) round out the field of seven. The $34,000 Preferred Pace is carded as the ninth-race on Saturday's 12-race card. Saturday's card also features the $57,600 Diplomat Series (race-four) and $57,400 Princess Series (race-eight) finals. A special post time of 7:05 p.m. is scheduled for Saturday's card. Fans can arrive early at Mohawk to watch the Kentucky Derby on the infield LED screen (approximate post time 6:34 p.m.). $34,000 Preferred Pace (Race 9 - Saturday, May 7) 1. Nickle Bag (Trevor Henry -Bill Robinson) 2. Nirvana Seelster (Rick Zeron - Bill Budd) 3. Boomboom Ballykeel (Sylvain Filion - Richard Moreau) 4. State Treasurer (Chris Christoforou - Dr. Ian Moore) 5. Idole Duharas (James MacDonald - Sean Mehlenbacher) 6. Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague - Clyde Francis) 7. Mohawk Warrior (Sylvain Filion - Richard Moreau) Mark McKelvie

With no eliminations necessary, an outstanding group of nine four-year-old harness racing pacers will compete in the 2016 Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. The field of nine will battle for a purse of $244,000 in the Confederation Cup on Sunday, May 15. U.S. Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit headlines the field of nine. The George Teague stable star has won four of five starts to begin his four-year-old season. Last year, Wiggle It Jiggleit won 22 of 26 starts for earnings of over $2.2 million en route to being named America's Horse of the Year. His list of accolades also includes victories in The Meadowlands Pace, Little Brown Jug and Progress Pace. Trained by Clyde Francis and driven by Montrell Teague, Wiggle It Jiggleit will prepare for the Confederation Cup in the Preferred Pace this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. Here is the full group of nine four-year-old pacers, in alphabetical order, to enter the Confederation Cup. Americanprimetime Drachan Hanover My Hero Ron National Seelster Rock N Roll World Rockin In Heaven Rockin Ron Rodeo Romeo Wiggle It Jiggleit The post position draw for the Confederation Cup will take place next week. Post time for Confederation Cup night (Sunday, May 15) at Flamboro Downs is 6 p.m. Mark McKelvie

Former harness racing Maine champion to make seasonal debut in $150,000 Playoff on Sunday, May 8 at the Meadowlands Trainer Paul Kelley will be the first to admit that his star trotter Obrigado has been "a pleasant surprise." Kelley bought the former Maine-bred champion at the 2013 Harrisburg Sale for $53,000 with the hope that he would develop into a nice open trotter at Saratoga. Instead, the six-year-old gelding by Boy Band - Malimony, by Malabar Man has become a top-class stakes horse who earned $405,535 in 2015 with a signature win in the $200,000 Crawford Farms Trot at Vernon Downs and a runner-up finish to close out the year in the $400,000 TVG Free For All Final. Obrigado is part of an all-star field of nine entered in Sunday's inaugural $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff at the Meadowlands. The race winner will receive an invitation to the Elitlopp at Solvalla Racecourse in Sweden on May 29. The Playoff is scheduled for Race 1 on Sunday's matinee program with a post time of 12:40 p.m. It will be broadcast live on national television in Sweden and anchors a six-race trotting block that will make up the V64 wager in Sweden. Obrigado spent his winter in Florida with Kelley and posted two winning qualifiers at Pompano Park before shipping north. He qualified last Saturday at the Meadowlands in 1:54.1 with a final quarter in 27.1 in his final tune-up before Sunday. "He had a really good winter and Wally Hennessey was especially happy with his second qualifier," explained Kelley. "He needed a good stiff training mile last weekend because he can tend to be a lazy horse. That effort was good for him to stretch his legs and open his lungs up. I don't know if I have him 100 percent where I want him to be, but if he's up to it, he will be right there on the wire and if not, then he is not quite ready." Kelley shares ownership of Obrigado with Linwood Higgins, Stable 45, and the SRF Stable of Lennart Agren. Agren bought the ownership share previously held by Bill Weaver, the legendary owner and breeder who passed away this past February at the age of 79. Agren is from Sweden and owns 2015 Elitlopp Champion, Magic Tonight. "Mr. Agren is a great sportsman and horseman and I know he would love nothing more than to have Obrigado race over at Solvalla," said Kelley. "I have been fortunate to attend the Elitlopp and it is truly a tremendous event. I am familiar with the whole setup over there and know how difficult it is for an American horse to win, especially this year where Nuncio looks like he will be a big favorite and have the home course advantage." Fans can learn more about each of the horses entered in the Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff by visiting www.elitloppplayoff.com/ and can join the discussion on social media using #ElitloppPlayoff. Wagering Update With the change to the regular Meadowlands schedule by racing on Sunday afternoon, the regular guarantees in the Pick Five and two Pick Four wagers will not be in place. The jackpot amounts in the Super High Five wagers will remain. Justin Horowitz  

The sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the temptation is to launch full-on into your horse-training endeavours. You may have kept fit throughout the winter on the ski slopes or at the gym but what about your horse? Unless you had access to an indoor arena or migrated south for a few months with your four legged friends, chances are your horse’s fitness level is not quite sufficient for competition or strenuous outings yet. While there is no fool-proof way to avoid all circumstances that could necessitate a lameness exam, there are precautions every horse owner can take to reduce the risk of injury. As with every great fitness program, the key to success is a logical progression and controlling the factors you can control such as footing, stable management and horse health care. Logical Progression Many training programs have a pinnacle event in mind. In this case, a work back plan is created based on when you want the horse to be in peak fitness. The journey leading up to the main event consists of weeks and months of conditioning including a lead up with smaller events to ensure the horse is ready for the more strenuous task ahead. It only takes one month off for a horse to start loosing fitness. If you are coming back from a winter of inactivity, it is wise to start slow with 20 minutes of walking and to build up from there. Increase the length of conditioning sessions first, before increasing intensity. It is not realistic for a horse to be in peak physical condition at all times. Good fitness programs do not ask a horse for maximum exertion on an ongoing basis but allow for peaking and tapering, muscle building and down time for repair. Increasing cardiovascular fitness, strength training and flexibility in a progressive way will increase fitness and make the horse stronger and more resilient when the time comes for a maximal performance. A horse that has been fit previously will return to fitness faster than one that has never been fit before. Each horse’s training program needs to be tailored to the individual with consideration given to: age, breed, conformation, discipline requirements and previous injuries. One of the learning objectives in the Equine Guelph, 12-week online course, Equine Exercise Physiology, is to design and monitor a year-round training program for a horse (using training principles, structuring the workout, monthly and yearly plans). Also addressed are topics such as: base conditioning, aerobic and anaerobic exercise and recovery, monitoring of conditioning gains and prevention of health and performance problems and more. No Footing, No Horse Back to that sunshine again. Oh boy, is it tempting to go ride outside now! Before you step out consider all the footing factors. If you have been lucky enough to train in an indoor ring all winter, chances are your horse has been enjoying consistent, even, well-maintained footing. The outdoor options will not be exactly the same. Even if you are simply moving to an outdoor arena, there will be changes in depth, surface material, drainage and so on. While riding on different surfaces can be hugely beneficial, it takes time for horses to adapt, both to the new surface and possibly to the new training intensity. Dr. Brianne Henderson explains in her archived article on legs, “Bone is always changing and responding to stress. Microdamage can occur within the bone as a consequence of repetitive strain. Overtraining causes this “microdamage” to occur at a faster rate than the body can fix and so the repair is never as strong as the original bone. A similar ‘micro-damage-repair’ cycle occurs within the tendons and ligaments.” The chance of repetitive strain injuries can be significantly reduced with judicious training and the incorporation of lighter work days and rest days. Training in deeper footing and muddy conditions can predispose horses to soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Those taking to the roads need to be aware of the impact on joints and bones, which can occur when training on harder surfaces. Training on hills is a great work out for both balance and strength training, but again logical progression of duration and intensity of workouts are all important to avoid fatigue and lameness issues. It pays to be choosy about the footing you ride upon. Not all surfaces are a good match for all disciplines. Dr. Jeff Thomason of the Ontario Veterinary College has done intensive research studying surfaces and how the horse interacts with a variety of footing. More information on this research can be found on the Equine Guelph website in archived news article: “From the Ground Up” . Shape Shifting Everyone knows about the importance of deworming and vaccination but no spring checklist would be complete without due diligence on the stable management aspects of dental care and saddle fitting. A painful mouth due to sharp points can manifest as reluctance to be ridden. There are many changes constantly occurring in a horses mouth and having a dental exam performed by a veterinarian once or twice a year is recommended for both digestive health and to avoid set backs in training. The saddle fitter is another important member of your healthcare team. Horses change shape over time and at different stages of training. Ensuring proper fit is important not only for the horse’s comfort but also for correct muscular development. Several appointments throughout a year are not uncommon and the spring check up is one of the saddle fitter’s busiest times of year. Know your Horse Health Knowing your horses’ normal heart rate, temperature and breathing rate before you begin a training program is important. “A work back plan falls into place once you have an understanding of your horses’ current fitness level and set an end goal,” says Equine Guelph’s director and former advisor for Canada’s endurance team, Gayle Ecker. A free 16-point horse health check is available with Equine Guelph’s Horse Health Tracker App as well as body condition scoring and a weight estimator. Knowing your starting point and what is normal for your horse is vital information for moving forward and monitoring your horses health through every stage of its training. Tracking how quickly vitals return to normal after exercise gives the horse owner a measurable indicator of fitness level. As a horses exercise routine ramps up, nutrition and electrolyte balance will also need to be adjusted accordingly. Early Detection Flexibility is of course a component of any training program. No matter how well we plan, setbacks can and will occur and it is of paramount importance to detect and address any health concerns early on. Early detection and treatment generally result in a more favorable prognosis. Archived article by Dr. Brianne Henderson, “Legs, Common Injuries, and how we can Treat Them” can be found on Equine Guelph’s news page. To practice your early detection skills for lameness, visit Equine Guelph’s free online healthcare tool, Lameness Lab, kindly sponsored by Zoetis. Lameness Lab reviews causes of lameness, goes over checklists, looks at when to call the veterinarian and what to expect in an exam. Finally, take the video challenge to see if you can spot the lame leg! To gain a wealth of information on conditioning programs, sign up for the Equine Guelph 12-week Exercise Physiology course beginning May 9. Equine Guelph would like to wish you all the best with your horse training programs. More resources promoting horse health and welfare can be found atEquineGuelph.ca.  

Dublin, Ireland - They may only be a little crazy by name, but the Looney Family from Delaware, USA, Jo Ann Looney-King, Susan Looney and Heather Looney Vitale, are all set to invade Ireland come this August for the Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial weekend at Portmarnock Raceway. The baby of the Looney family, Heather, has spearheaded this adventure and in her third straight year of going to Ireland for the Vincent Delaney (August 13th and 14th), is bringing her mom and her sister to share the adventure. "When I tell people how incredible the Delaney Memorial weekend is," explained Heather Vitale, "I just have a hard time explaining it. I tell everyone about how much fun the atmosphere is and how friendly and enthusiastic the Irish are, but words don't give it justice. "You have to be there to really be able to understand how truly special it is!" Vitale said, "I talked about the weekend so much and how much fun it was and my mom and sister knew they had to experience it for themselves." Over the past four years, brothers Derek and James Delaney have developed the Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend (named after their younger brother who tragically died of a massive heart attack in 2011), the biggest racing weekend in all of Ireland and the UK. The Delaney Memorial is for two-year-old pacers and is the richest stakes race in Ireland and the UK. This year, for the first time, there is a filly division sponsored by Adam Bowden and Diamond Creek Farm. Eliminations take place Saturday and the final is on Sunday. In addition to the Delaney Memorial, there are other major stakes events including the Oakwood Stud Derby for three-year-olds, the Paul Murtagh, Sr. Memorial Championship for four-year-olds, the Rocknroll Heaven/Pet Rock Irish-American FFA Pace, sponsored by the Bellino Stable and LeTrot Series events. "I'm so happy we are taking this girls road trip," Vitale said. "The last time the three of us went on a trip together, it was 15 years ago! We are long overdue for some quality time like this and this race weekend is perfect. The Delaney brothers are so welcoming and the horsemen and women are so passionate and the fans are so much fun." "We love having Heather here the past two years," Derek Delaney said with a grin and a smile. "But I don't know if Ireland is ready for the whole family. It will be our pleasure to have Heather's mom and sister with us too. They are great horse people and we will show them a super time." Jo Ann Looney-King is no stranger to harness racing. She was the first woman driver ever to win a race at the Meadowlands and this past year was the 2015 Billy Haughton Good Guy Award winner at the USHWA Dan Patch Dinner. This past year she trained the top three-year-old pacer, Wakizashi Hanover and currently has the undefeated trotter Maestro Blue Chip in perfect form. "After hearing Heather talk about her trips to Ireland," Looney-King said, "I knew I had to get over there and see it for myself. I've never been to Ireland before so this is going to be fantastic. I'm really looking forward to the racing over there and meeting the horsemen and women who love this sport. The entire adventure should be wonderful from the trip to Oakwood Farm to walking around Dublin. "I'll be 70 this month (May 14)," Looney-King admits, "and I can't think of a better way to celebrate a milestone year than enjoying Ireland with my daughters." And older daughter Susan Looney, is no stranger to harness racing. She was the youngster driver ever to win a race at the Meadowlands at age 16 in 1983 and then went on to become the first woman driver ever to win at Garden State Park. She now has her Doctorate in law and education and is presently the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Reading Area Community College. "I am so excited about joining my sister and my mother in Ireland." Susan Looney said. "After watching the videos my sister took while she was there the past two years, I couldn't resist joining her this summer. I am so looking forward to seeing the beautiful country and the inspiring harness racing in Ireland." It will not be all play and little work for Heather Looney Vitale while in Ireland. She will be doing live Facebook broadcasts from Portmarnock Raceway during the week along with added features from her trip for her show, Post Time, in the USA. Vitale, in addition to producing her Post Time show in the USA, also has co-hosted the CBS Sports Net Little Brown Jug broadcast in 2014 and 2015. For more information about the Labrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend visit www.vincentdelaneymemorial.com. By Steve Wolf for the Vincent Delaney Memorial Committee  

Limelight, smartly handled by "Mr. 10,000," Kevin Wallis, overcame a very tough beginning to wind up in the "limelight" in Pompano Park's Open Pace for harness racing mares on Tuesday night (May 3). The five year-old Florida bred daughter of Cracking Light, trained by Jake Huff for the Beauty in the Bridle Racing Stable, closed with tenacity to pin a defeat measuring three-parts-of-a-length on Heart Major, with Joe Pavia, Jr. in the sulky. De Valeria finished a fast closing third, one length off the winner, for John MacDonald while Sue's Night Out finished fourth. Artful Impulse, prominent much of the mile, picked up the nickel in the compact field of six. As the Hummer left the station, Limelight left with verve from post five, as did both Heart Major, leaving from post one, and Artful Impulse, from post four. That early scuffle left Limelight double-bubbled for much of the opening quarter with Artful Impulse able to emerge with the lead at the opening panel in a hot :26.4 and Limelight finding a spot right behind with an anxious Heart Major next, but on the move. Three-eighths into the mile, Heart Major gained the top spot as Artful Impulse willingly yielded for the garden journey with Limelight now third past the half in a lively :54.4. Positions remained stagnant for the top three during a :28 third panel with Limelight leaving the pocket from third turning for home and beginning to gnaw in on the leader. A sixteenth out, Limelight breezed on by Heart Major and held off De Valeria with the mile in 1:53.2. After the race, driver Kevin Wallis remarked, "Well, we got there but it sure wasn't the easiest of trips. "We were three wide for the first quarter and I was lucky enough to find a spot close up. She really didn't take the opening turn all that well and that did concerned me. "She took the final turn a lot tighter and I think the fast early fractions took something out of the leader and we were able to get by. "She raced very tough considering the trip she had tonight." For Limelight, it was her third win in 15 tries and pushed her seasonal bankroll to $19,695. Lifetime, the gutsy mare has 16 lifetime wins adding up to $143,839. As the 4 to 5 tote-board favorite, Limelight paid $3.80 to win. The secondary feature for the mares went to Drea's Good Powow for Dave Ingraham in a seasonal best clocking of 1:52.4. This six year-old Florida bred daughter of Squaw's Fella, known for her stout closing punch, changed tactics this night by going "down the road" in posting fractions of :27.3, :56.2 and 1:24.4 before a :28 sprint home sealed the deal by 1¼ lengths over Hot Chica Boomba (John MacDonald) with Della Bea (Wally Hennessey) third. In a post-race interview, a jovial Dave Ingraham said, "Pat (owner Pat Connor) said I should put a GPS system on the sulky to help me steer her in the right direction. "Down the road she went tonight in a very strong effort." Trained by Kelly Case for Pat Connor, Drea's Good Powow now has a 3-2-2 scorecard in 16 starts and $18,956 in bounty. It was the 15th career win for Drea's Good Powow, who now has a career bankroll of $105,947. As the 4 to 5 favorite, the winning mutual was $3.80. Also of note on Tuesday night, owner-trainer Mark Winacott's Pacific Date, handled by Wally Hennessey, scored her 11th win of the year--tops in North America--in a claiming event for mares. The eight year-old daughter of Panspacificflight scored a handy gate-to-wire win in 1:54.3, pushing her 2016 earnings to $27,534 and $234,039 lifetime. Off officially at a nickel to a dollar, Pacific Date returned $2.10 across the board. Live racing continues on a two night per week--Sunday and Tuesday--schedule at Pompano Park throughout the month of May with wagering on the Kentucky Derby available at the track on Friday and Saturday. Post time for the live Sunday card is 7:30 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park

When harness racing driver Greg Bond drove Slick Chic to victory in a two-year-old event in Kalgoorlie 16 years ago he didn’t have the slightest idea - or have any indication - that she would become one of his favourite horses. Slick Chic was retired after that one win from just four starts, with earnings of $1580. Now she is poised to add further lustre to her standing as an outstanding brood mare with her eighth and most recent foal Dodolicious looking set to prove the master of her 11 rivals in the $150,000 Gannon’s WA Oaks at Gloucester Park on Friday night. All eight of Slick Chic’s foals have been winners, with Dodolicious the stand-out, earning $242,733 from 11 wins and six seconds from 18 starts. Dodolicious, bred, owned and trained by Greg Bond and his wife Skye, will start from barrier five in the 2536m classic and she is set to give Bond his second success in the WA Oaks. He trained the brilliant Millwood Meg, who dashed to an early lead and strolled to an easy victory over Arctic Fire in the 2010 Oaks. Ryan Warwick will be in the sulky behind Dodolicious on Friday night and he looks certain to adopt similar tactics to those he used when he handled the filly in an Oaks prelude last Friday night. Dodolicious began speedily from the outside barrier (No. 9) before challenging unsuccessfully for the early lead. The Spinster held out Dodolicious and Warwick was quite content to allow Dodolicious to settle in the breeze. She coasted to the front 250m from home and won by just under two lengths from the fast-finishing Dame Puissant, rating a smart 1.55.5 over the 2130m journey. Two starts before that Dodolicious gave a superb performance to fight on powerfully to finish second to champion filly Our Dream About Me in the 2400m New South Wales Oaks at Menangle. Bond started Slick Chic’s third foal Cuvee Riche in the 2008 WA Oaks in which she finished sixth behind Ruby Dazzler. She retired after 125 starts for $112,125 in prizemoney from ten wins and 30 placings. Slickalong, a six-year-old half-brother to Dodolicious, started the week in propitious style with a win at Kellerberrin on Sunday. Dodolicious, a daughter of champion sire Bettor's Delight, appears certain to be at odds-on this week. Odds-on favourites (Millwood Meg, 9/10; Artemis Belle, 1/3; Sensational Gabby, 1/25; Frith, 4/7 and Libertybelle Midfrew, 1/10) won five successive Oaks before Major Reality (9/1) won last year, narrowly beating her stablemate Quite A Delight (6/1) and the 6/4 on favourite Tricky Styx. After her decisive victory last Friday night, Warwick described Dodolicious as a grand trier. “She had to do all the work, sitting in the breeze,” he said. “She does just what she has to do, and she does it well. She shows great courage, and if you went to war, you would take her with you.” Baldivis trainer Nathan Turvey  holds a strong hand in Friday night’s classic in which he has four runners, Our Gamma Lady (barrier one), Chevrons Champion (No. 9), Bethany Aitch (inside of the back line) and Better Boa (outside of the back line). Our Gamma Lady, a filly by Mach Three, won once from seven starts in New Zealand and has impressed at her first three starts in Western Australia, winning at her only two appearances at Gloucester Park before working hard in the breeze and finishing third to Dior Mia More and Sheer Rocknroll at Bunbury. Chevrons Champion, by Bettor's Delight and out of the unraced Dreamsaregold (a full-sister to former champion Christian Cullen), has raced 21 times for seven wins and six placings. But her prospects slumped when she drew the outside of the front line. Bethany Aitch, winner of the $102,000 Diamond Classic at Bunbury last June, is favourably drawn on the inside of the back line, while Bettor Boa has place prospects from the outside (barrier No. 3) on the back line. She has had 11 starts as a three-year-old for six wins and two seconds. Bettor Boa will be driven by Chris Lewis, who has won the WA Oaks four times, scoring with Jamcaro in 1988, Showtime Franco (1996), Sheer Royalty (2009) and Sensational Gabby (2012). Henley Brook trainer-reinsman Robbie Williams is delighted with Dame Puissant’s recent efforts and he should have the Tintin In America filly in a prominent position throughout from her favourable No. 2 barrier. She started from the back line and was a 33/1 chance in last week’s prelude in which she was eighth on the pegs at the bell before finishing strongly to be second to Dodolicious. Dame Puissant set a track record for two-year-old fillies at her previous outing, rating 1.56.2 over the 2536m journey. She sat behind the pacemaker Sheer Rocknroll before sprinting home fast to defeat Madame Croupier and Dior Mia More. Madame Croupier (barrier two on the back line) and Dior Mia More (barrier No. 4 on the front line) are trainer Gary Hall’s representatives. Hall won the Oaks in 2004 with Miss Holmes. Ken Casellas | GPTV

HRNZ have made significant moves today to confirm several more Australian Harness Jewels invites. The latest runner to be officially invited is 4yo Armbro Invasion trotting mare Reina Danzante, trained by Nicole Molander. Owner Pat Driscoll is said to be delighted to have received an invite, and quickly snapped up his chance to come over and compete. Nicole Molander is very keen to have a jewels starter and is looking forward to the trip with her handy mare. Reina Danzante becomes the 5th invite, joining Arms Of An Angel, Heza Bromac, My Kiwi Mate and Illawong Byron as the other Australians set to cross the ditch and do battle. Owners of Eljaykay Phoenix and Princess Phoenix, along with their trainer David Aiken appreciated the interest shown in their two stars, but declined invites today with both set to focus on home features. HRNZ are not finished and are working on several other options for the remaining invites. Andrew Fitzgerald

The ten –event harness racing program at Gloucester Park on Friday night is set to explode into action with an exciting confrontation between rising four-year-old stars Better Scoot and American Boy in the www.gannons.com.au Pace over 2130m.  This promises to be a classic showdown between the State’s most powerful training establishments, with Greg and Skye Bond preparing Better Scoot and Gary Hall snr the trainer of American Boy. Better Scoot has been untroubled to win easily at his first three Australian starts, one at Northam and two at Pinjarra, and from the favourable barrier at No. 2 on the front line he will have a host of admirers. American Boy faces a sterner test from out wide at barrier seven. But he has revealed his class with easy victories at his past four starts - at Gloucester Park, Pinjarra, Bunbury and Narrogin. Ryan Warwick has driven Better Scoot at his first three starts in WA and he will be anxious to get past the polemarker and noted frontrunner Baptism of Fire and set a solid pace to make the task of American Boy difficult. Better Scoot has sped over the final quarter in his three WA starts in 27.9sec., 27.4sec. and 28.6sec. American Boy, to be driven by Gary Hall jnr, won at his only start in New Zealand and his nine WA starts have produced seven wins, a second and a fifth. Hall jnr has driven the gelding five times for five wins. Adding further interest to the race will be the first appearance in WA of five-year-old Jambiani, a recent arrival from Victoria where he had 27 starts for seven wins and 12 placings. Now trained by Ross Olivieri, Jambiani has not contested any trials in this State. He is favourably drawn at barrier two on the back line. Olivieri will also be represented by Deluxe Edition, who has returned to her best form in recent weeks. Two starts ago she set the pace and won from Lady Willoughby and Sovereign Faith over 2130m at Gloucester Park. The Bond V Hall rivalry comes up in several other races on the card - Swimbetweentheflags, Pay Me Cullen and Offtocullect will represent the Bond camp in Race 3, with Lettuceriprita the only runner from team Hall.  Tuapeka Kahu will start from barrier 2 in Race 5, the Hall snr trained Mohegan Sun will be right outside him from the get go in barrier 3. The Hall camp outnumber the Bond runners in the WA Oaks, with Dior Mia More and Madame Croupier coming up against the mighty Dodolicious. Heez About To Rock will start from barrier 2 in the final event on the program, right behind him will be the handy pacer Mach Time for Hall snr and jnr. Who will win! Think you know which team will take away more wins on the program? Head to the Gloucester Park Facebook page and vote for Team Bond or Team Hall! Ken Casellas | Scott Hamilton    Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 06 May 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 06 May 2016

Stirling Debutant, 1-for-25 in two seasons of harness racing entering the 2016 campaign, completed a clean sweep of the Bobby Weiss Trotting Series for distaffs at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking all four preliminary legs and then romping to a 1:57.3 victory over sloppy going in the $30,000 series Championship on Tuesday night to keep her seasonal record unblemished after those five starts.   Stirling Debutant tucked third late on the first turn, then was moved uncovered by red-hot driver Anthony Napolitano before the half to gain on runaway leader Coherent, a maiden who had had gaiting problems but showed no misbehavior and much speed while posting an astounding 27.1 opening quarter over the offtrack, carrying on to the half in 56.4. But reality in the form of the 1-9 favorite set in late on the backstretch as Stirling Debutant cleared to the lead well before the 1:26.2 3/4s, coasting home to win by 12½ lengths over Squeals Of Delight, with Amorous Flirt, Coherent, and Baba Daba Do picking up the other checks in that order.   The chalkplayers, who had wagered $5165 of a $6708 win pool and $6139 of a $6861 show pool on the favorite, had a few anxious moments after the race, as driver Marcus Miller made an objection against Anthony Napolitano and Stirling Debutant, claiming that they had caused his charge Grandma Jan's Gems, who finished sixth, to go offstride around turn one. If the objection had been allowed, the maintenance department may not have had enough light bulbs for the increased demand from the tote board (Squeals Of Delight 39-1, Amorous Flirt 41-1, Coherent 40-1, Baba Daba Do 60-1), but after reviewing replays the judges let the finish under the wire stand as official.   A four-year-old daughter of Credit Winner, Stirling Debutant had been trained by Christie Collins for owners J M F Racing LLC in the four prelims, but in the week before the final she was purchased by the combine of Randy Bendis, Thomas Pollack, Jack Piatt II, and R. Lewis Hauber, and transferred to the barn of former Downs training leader Steve Salerno. And whatever technique the old team found to turn around Stirling Debutant, it continued in the Weiss Final for her new connections.   Finishing seventh and last in the Weiss Final was 7-1 second choice Ready Any Time, who made a break before the first turn. Her driver was David Miller, and the incident was about the only false step put in by a Miller-driven horse on Tuesday. David entered the night with $199,964,811 in career driving earnings, and was looking to join his fellow Hall of Famers John Campbell ($295.9M) and Ron Pierce ($215.3M) as the only members of the $200 Million Drivers Club.   In his pre-Weiss drives, Miller posted a 7-3-3-1 tally, good for $29,320, putting him at $199,994,131, and if his filly could have lived up to the morning line (and the tote board) and finish second in the $30,000 Weiss Championship, the $7500 check would have put Miller over his goal. Instead, the break took out his best chance at reaching the magic $200M number this night, and despite a second ($2125) and a third ($1020) in post-Weiss drives, he came up just shy, with Miller's nightly earnings $32,465 (10-3-4-2) and his career tally oh-so-close to getting him the keys to the club at $199,997,276 (in hand-kept records to be verified by the USTA). The native Buckeye will be taking his familiar purple and white colors (garnished with a reddish-brown on this card while racing over the sloppy oval) to Harrah's Philadelphia tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, where the morning line projects him to earn over $8,000 and thus reaching the exclusive $200 Million Club and joining Campbell and Pierce.   **********   Pocono's next racing action will take place on Saturday; while the Thoroughbred world conducts its famous Kentucky Derby, Pocono will feature its only doubleheader program of the year. The first card of ten races is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.; the highlight of the sunshine racing will be three $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars race for state-sired three-year-old trotting colts, headed by last year's two-year-old Sire Stakes champion, Lagerfeld, making his seasonal debut.   After the completion of the early card, the focus will go over to the runners until the Derby is conducted, and then a 14-race evening program will begin soon after the Derby is official, with an anticipated start of 7 p.m. Highlighting the nighttime action will be the inaugural edition of two races for the best Pennsylvania-sired three-year-old pacers, the $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic for males and the $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania for females.   The fields for these two races were decided by elimination races held last Saturday, with an open post draw for the finals. Driver Yannick Gingras handled both Classic elim winners for trainer Ron Burke, and he chose to go with the faster elimination winner, Check Six (1:50.4, post four, 5-2), with David Miller picked to guide JK Will Power (1:51.1, post three, 3-1).   Also a highlight of the evening card is the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace, named after the late local harness writer, which brings together some of harness's best free-for-all pacers.   With final drivers and morning line odds announced today, here are the fields for the three Saturday night feature races (post - horse (driver) - morning line odds):   Race 6 -- $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace   1 - Take It Back Terry (Matt Kakaley) - 4-1 2 - P H Supercam (David Miller) - 6-1 3 - Hall Bro (Brett Miller) - 20-1 4 - Luck Be Withyou (George Napolitano Jr.) - 10-1 5 - JK Endofanera (Yannick Gingras) - 5-1 6 - Rockeyed Optimist (Tim Tetrick) - 3-1 7 - Cooperstown (Anthony Napolitano) - 12-1 8 - Bushwacker (Jim Morrill Jr.) - 15-1 9 - Bit Of A Legend N (Andrew McCarthy) - 5-2   Race 11 -- $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania Pace Final   1 - Ivy League (Yannick Gingras) - 6-1 2 - Newborn Sassy (Tim Tetrick) - 5-1 3 - Sail To The Beach (George Napolitano Jr.) - 12-1 4 - Darlinonthebeach (David Miller) - 5-2 5 - Call Me Queen Be (Scott Zeron) - 4-1 6 - Pure Country (Brett Miller) - 3-1 7 - I Said Please (Anthony Napolitano) - 15-1 8 - Save The Treasure (Jim Morrill Jr.) - 20-1 9 - I Said Diamonds (Matt Kakaley) - 10-1   Race 12 -- $561,5000 Pennsylvania Classic Pace Final   1 - Big Top Hanover (Matt Kakaley) - 4-1 2 - The Catamount Kid (Jody Jamieson) - 6-1 3 - JK Will Power (David Miller) - 3-1 4 - Check Six (Yannick Gingras) - 5-2 5 - Lyons Snyder (Scott Zeron) - 5-1 6 - Western Dynasty (Tim Tetrick) - 15-1 7 - JJ Flynn (Brett Miller) - 12-1 8 - Duke Of Delray (Andrew McCarthy) - 20-1 9 - Manhattan Beach (Jim Morrill Jr.) - 10-1   PHHA / Pocono

2yo Trotter ILLAWONG BYRON has been officially invited and has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2yo Ruby at the Cambridge Harness Jewels. Set to race this Friday night at Kilmore, trainer Jodi Quinlan reports that her charge will improve with the run under his belt. Illawong Byron will then head to a heat and hopefully final of the platinum series prior to the Jewels. All going well he will head to Cambridge and become the 4th Australian invited to compete on one of New Zealand's biggest days. Illawong Byron joins Arms Of An Angel, Heza Bromac and My Kiwi Mate as the current Australian invites and continues the amazing run of Muscle Mass, who's young prodigy has been performing exceptionally this season. Andrew Fitzgerald

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Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $50,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee to Saturday's (May 7th) harness racing program. Beginning in Race 3, the $50,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $19,331.80. Northfield's Pick 5, Pick 4 and the Pick 3's offer a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent. Saturday's post time is 6:00 p.m.  
On Friday, April 29th, Sand Vic was found passed away in his field at Winbak Farm of Maryland. "Sand Vic will be missed," said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. "He was a great horse to be around and knew his job in the harness racing breeding shed." Sand Vic, 2, 1:57.3; 3, Q1:54.1f; 1:51.2 ($2,178,117), was the winner of 23 races. He was a HTA Nova and USHWA Dan Patch divisional Award Winner for Older Trotting Horses. Sand Vic (Mr. Vic-Cindy Q-American Winner) was trained during his aged racing career by Trond Smedshammer for owner August Meidel. Sand Vic was first developed in his racing career by Jim Arledge Jr. At 2, Sand Vic was the winner of the Arden Downs Stakes division, Bluegrass Stakes leg, Event 9 Final, John F Simpson Stakes leg, Kentucky Sire Stakes leg, Lexington Breeders Classic elimination and Reynolds Memorial. He was second in the Kentucky Sire Stakes Final, Lexington Breeders Classic Final, Northfield Grand Circuit Stake and Tompkins-Geers Stakes. At 3, Sand Vic won the Currier & Ives Stakes elimination and was second in a Kentucky Sire Stakes leg. At 4, he was second in the A J Cutler Memorial elimination and Final, Allerage Farm Stakes Final, Breeders Crown Final, Classic Series division and Nat Ray Stakes. Sand Vic truly shined as an aged racehorse. He won the A J Cutler Memorial Final twice, Allerage Stakes Final, American-National Stakes Final, Breeders Crown Final, Maple Leaf Trot elimination, Nat Ray Final, Trotting Classic leg and Titan Cup elimination and Final. He was second in A J Cutler Memorial elimination, Patriot Invitation, and W J Sullivan Memorial leg. As a sire, Sand Vic stood at Winbak of New York and later at Winbak of Maryland. His prodigy include World Champion, Bourbon Bay, 1:52.1f -'15 ($217,678), New York Sire Stakes Winner, Steuben Lone Pine, 1:55.1s ($189,442) and John Simpson Memorial Winner, Lady Riviera, 2, 1:58 ($162,492).   Sand Vic has produced 173 foals of racing age for 54 race winners of $1,812,295 in total earnings. Elizabeth Cheesman
All Bets Off, third in North America in earnings this year with $221,950 in the bank, heads the probable list of harness racing all-star pacers for the May 21st renewal of Northfield Park's Battle of Lake Erie. The one mile dash also includes Foiled Again, harness racing's all-time money-winner, and Freaky Feet Pete, a horse who wins a staggering 89.6 percent of his starts. All Bets Off, a 5-year-old son of Bettor's Delight, has competed at the highest level for four years, winning 20 of 58 career starts and $1.7 million in purses. A winner of two of eight starts this year, he's off a runner-up finish (beaten a length) in the Apr. 23 $609,000 George Morton Levy Final at Yonkers. No stranger to Northfield, All Bets Off won the inaugural Milstein Memorial in 2014. Harness Racing's longest shining star, Foiled Again, who at age 12, will be seeking to defend his Battle championship as well as seeking his fourth overall victory in the race's 32 editions. His $7,369,138 bankroll, gleaned from 86 victories in 252 starts is the highest in the history of harness racing, both on the pace and trot. Foiled Again's other Battle triumphs came in 2009 and 2011. This will be his eighth start in the tradition laden race. Freaky Feet Pete is ultra-consistent. The 4-year-old son of Rockin Image has won 26 of 29 career starts with two seconds, including last year's Breeder's Crown at Woodbine Raceway. He has banked $1,136,724. Local favorite Ameichi, from the barn of Brian Loney, is pointing for the Battle. He has won two of his last three starts at Northfield Park in the $13,500 weekly feature. The ultra-sharp six-year-old just paced his 1:51 2/5 lifetime mark on April 18 around the Flying Turns. Since its inception in 1986, the Battle of Lake Erie has drawn the best veteran pacers the sport has to offer. Past Battle Champions include racing greats Falcon Seelster, Quite A Sensation, Jaguar Spur, Dorunrun Bluegrass, Cambest, Riyadh, Gallo Blue Chip, and Maltese Artist. Official entries for the Battle will be drawn May 17. The card, which will follow Northfield's simulcast of the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course, will also include a trio of $20,000 late closer finals along with three $20,000 opens events. Complete list of horses nominated to the 2016 Battle of Lake Erie: All Bets Off Americhi Beach Memories Cammikey Domethatagain Dreams Beachboy Foiled Again Freaky Feet Pete Gallipolis Ideal Cowboy Let's Drink On It Limelight Beach Luck Be With You Michaels Power Remember Me VK Roland N Rock Santa Fe Beachboy Seventh Secret Sports Sinner Sunfire Blue Chip Twilight Bonfore Wiggle It Jiggleit Ayers Ratliff
Hall of Fame Driver David Miller becomes only the third harness racing driver ever to eclipse $200 million dollars in career earnings. He accomplished the milestone on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia behind 40-1 shot Hickory Chumley, who crossed the line first and paid $82.80 to win. The other drivers to have eclipsed the $200 million dollar mark are John Campbell and Ron Pierce.  
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