Day At The Track
I'm Another Wilson, harness racing

I'm Another Wilson, Nutter Butter top 2YO's

Humboldt, IA -- The top ten 2-year-old trotters took to the track at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds for Iowa-Registered Championship races on Sunday (Sep 27).   Making the cut for the Cliff And Henrietta Card Memorial from post-position one to five were trotting colts DP Super Special, Officerincommand, I'm Another Wilson, Searching For You and L-T Turbo. Iowa limits it's finals' fields to five so no horse starts from the second tier. All the colts were by Iowa sires: All In Tad, Macduffie, Wilson Wyoming, Stages Muscles and Dredd.   The race started out rough for Searching For You, the top money earner and fastest colt of the group, who made a break on the gate. Officerincommand took the front with I'm Another WIlson settling in second followed by DP Super Special. Before the quarter pole, driver Adam Hauser pulled I'm Another Wilson to challenge Gary Liles and Officerincommand. The pair passed the quarter in :32.   I'm Another Wilson took control around the turn, with Officerincommand breaking stride. Leading to the half in 1:02.1 and the three-quarters in 1:33, I'm Another Wilson crept away from Officerincommand followed by DP Super Special. I'm Another Wilson cruised home in an uncontested victory in 2:05.3, a new lifetime mark. DP Super Special got up for second and Officerincommand was third.   I'm Another Wilson is owned by Carol and Tyson Paris of Ottumwa, Iowa and trained by Adam Hauser. This was the fifth win of his freshman season. I'm Another Wilson is a son of Wilson Wyoming out of the Tom Ridge mare Norma Jean Hall. Wilson Wyoming, a 25-year-old son of Balanced Image, has sired 149 starters in Illinois, Delaware and Iowa with total earnings of $2.6 million. The winning colt was bred by Henry Byler of Seymour, Iowa.   The Dick and Charlyn McDanel Memorial featured the top 2-year-old Iowa Registered trotting fillies of 2020. From post position one to five the field included Nutter Butter, Operation Shipley, Final Quote, Mnemonic, and Airman's Kisses. Tom and Kathy Shipley's Operation Shipley posted the fastest freshman mile (2:05.1) while Huffman Stable's Airman's Kisses led the group in money earnings ($25,877) and wins (seven). Nutter Butter had come on strong at the end of the season winning her last three times out.   Driver Mark Mintun took advantage of the inside post position capturing the front followed by Mnemonic. Early breaks from Final Quote and Airman's Kisses allowed Operation Shipley to take third. Nutter Butter hit the quarter at :32, the half in 1:04, and the three-quarters in 1:35.4 followed closely by Mike Morales driving Mnemonic. Tipping out the head of the stretch, Morales positioned Mnemonic to challenge but Nutter Butter held her own crossing the wire in 2:06.4.Neely Dunn    Nutter Butter is owned by Jason Telfer of Selma, Iowa and trained by Mark Mintun. This was the fifth win of her freshman season. Out of the Donerail mare Cherrio, Nutter Butter is the only foal by in 2017, the lone year he stood in Indiana. In prior years Neely Dunn had stood in Ohio, siring Ohio Horse of the Year Neely's Messenger, and currently stands in Pennsylvania. He's sired 117 starters with earnings over $4.1 million.   Sunday's card concludes the 2020 Iowa racing season. Iowa racing will resume in May 2021.   by Gretchen Roland, for the Iowa Harness Horsemen's Association        

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OHHA live stream returns to Tuscarawas Fair

Grove City, OH - The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association will provide live coverage of the seven-race card from the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover, Ohio, on Sunday, September 27. Post time is 1:00 PM. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association will continue coverage of live harness racing Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, from the Coshocton County Fairgrounds in Coshocton, Ohio. Post time each day is 1:00 PM. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association will be live streaming Ohio fair races throughout the summer. For a complete schedule go to OHHA.com. by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA  

Scarlett Ruby with trainer/driver Dean Magee,Harness racing

A new career mark for Scarlett Ruby

Columbus, MN - The Saturday afternoon (September 26) Harness Racing program at Running Aces played host to the Minnesota-Sired sophomore pacers with a total purse of $23,000.    The $11,500 filly division drew a field of seven with the Van Otterloo Stables entry of Hokey Toots (Darrell Wright) and Huftalookatdatfany (Nick Roland) sent off as the 2-5 favorites. Scarlett Ruby (Dean Magee) was the clear second choice in the field at 7-2.    Huftalookatdatfany was fastest away and quickly established command from post three while Scarlett Ruby also left very sharply and landed in the pocket, and D Vigilante (Brian Detgen) got away in third.    The early fractions were moderate (:28.4, :59.1) before Thegreatestislove (Brady Jenson) launched a mild first-over attack during the middle stages. Huftalookatdatfany was able to rebuff the challenge and led all the way into the lane but Scarlett Ruby had picked up the perfect trip and was loaded with pace near the wire, getting up for a 1-3/4 length tally in 1:57.2 for a new career mark.    Huftalookatdatfany held second over D Vigilante.    Scarlett Ruby ($9.00) is a daughter of Fancy Schmancy, owned by Dan Lehman and also trained by Dean Magee.    The $11,500 colts and geldings division went to It's A Marcs World (Nick Roland, $2.20) for two in a row. The sharp son of Marced Card has now won eight of eleven starts this year after another 4-1/4 length romp in 1:54.4.    Bunkerhill Phil (Braxten Boyd) was second best and Nothinbutagoodtime (Darrell Wright) checked in third.    The $8,500 Horses and Geldings Open Handicap Pace went to Heza Real Diamond (Nick Roland, $3.20) who converted a pocket trip into a 1:52.2 score by a neck over pacesetter Hoo Nien A (Chris Scicluna). Heza Real Diamond  now has eleven wins in twenty starts on the season for owner Orlando Nevarez and trainer Edwin Quevedo.    Driver Nick Roland led the Saturday program with three winners while both Jacob Cutting and Dean Magee each recorded a driving double. Trainer Jessica Johnson also had two winners on the card.   The 20 cent Pick-5 Jackpot carryover is now $16,005.27.    Live Racing continues at Running Aces through October 4, with action four days a week at 1:00 pm CDT.    By Darin Gagné, for Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

Highalator ,Harness racing

Highalator wins again

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Neither three weeks off nor a horse grabbing the lead off the far turn could stop Highalator from continuing his winning ways at The Meadowlands, as the 6-year-old won his second straight after being under siege throughout the stretch at the mile oval Saturday night. For those who bet on the Jenny Bier trainee, who last raced on Sept. 5 at The Big M, it looked almost too good to be true in the early going, as driver Ricky Still urged the harness racing son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher to the lead from post 10 without having to work too hard to do it. The quarter was reached in a leisurely :27.1 before the half was hit in a sleepy :55.3. But on the far turn, Jesse Duke N made a race of it after popping out of the three-hole on the far turn, and came after the leader with good momentum, actually grabbing a half-length advantage with three-sixteenths-of-a-mile to go. But Highalator had more. Through the stretch, Highalator and Jesse Duke N went at it toe-to-toe while U S Captain on the outside and Ideal Feeling at the rail made their way into the scrum. At the wire, Highalator determinedly prevailed in 1:50, finishing a head in front of Ideal Feeling. U S Captain, the 2-1 public choice, was third while Jesse Duke N was fourth. Owned by Jenny Bier, Joann Dombeck and Midsize Construction Inc., Highalator, who has won three of four 2020 starts at The Big M, returned $11.60 to win as the third choice in the wagering. He now has 37 victories from just 81 lifetime starts and earnings of $604,614. A LITTLE MORE: Brian Sears and Dexter Dunn sat atop the driver's colony for the evening, as each guided three winners. ... One of Sears' wins came with Exotic Dance, a 4-year-old pacing mare from the Jenn Bongiorno stable who increased her winning streak to four in a $15,000-$20,000 claiming handicap. ... Despite favorites winning both races, each 10-cent Pentafecta brought handsome payouts. The fifth race paid $1,404.70 and the 13th race came back $1,633.47. ... All-source wagering totaled $2,251,836. ... Racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m.     By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Springfield Harness Racing 2020 - FALL REVIEW 20/20 - September 27, 20/20 As the Summer standardbred harness racing meet in the Prairie State, the State of Illinois, comes to an end and windy, cool and breezy nights start to come in and horsepeople around the state start breaking their babies for next season, the Fall Review is upon us. While most are buckling down and bringing out the layers for upcoming Winter which prepares horses differently then anywhere else in the world, the Fall Review is a pre-emptive to the final county fair 'replacement races' for statewide closing honors in all division this upcoming Thursday, October 1, 20/20, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. The Horseman's Voice   Race 1 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Two Year Old Fillies PACE   Winner: 1st Bootsy Bombay (2, M Major Bombay - Artemis Tss - Artiscape) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): James Greer - IL Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL 2nd Hart`s Heart (2, M Major Bombay - Redhot Hart - Sportsmaster) Registered Owner(s): Donna Crebs - IL, Judy Conzo - IL Breeder(s): Donna Crebs - IL, Judy Conzo - IL 3rd Kandi`s Fortune (2, M Ryan N Hanover - Land D`s Taylor - Ft Apache Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Brian Herzog - IL, Kandra Herzog - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Time: 28.0 56.3 (28.3) 1:28.0 (31.2) 1:57.3 (29.3) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 2 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Two Year Old Colt Gelding PACE   Winner: 1st Bombay Bobby (2, G Major Bombay - She`s Sharp - Western Ideal) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Karla Santos - IL Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL 2nd Bc`s Tufftiger (2, G Walker Place - Watchbellepace - Watchorlandopace) Registered Owner(s): Jeremy Cavitt - MS Breeder(s): Larry Price - IL 3rd Sportsmadness (2, G Sportsmaster - Faith And Trust - Ft Apache Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Mr. Carroll Hays - IL, Diane Hays - IL Breeder(s): Mr. Carroll Hays - IL, Diane Hays - IL Time: 31.1 1:00.0 (28.4) 1:29.1 (29.1) 1:58.2 (29.1) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 3 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Two Year Old Filly TROT   Winner: 1st Bbr Lady (2, M Armbro Approach - Zora`s Dream - Dream Vacation) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Elizabeth Roedl - IL, Freddie Patton Jr - MS Breeder(s): William Miller - IL 2nd Breeze At Sunset (2, M Southwind Breeze - Before Sunset - Donato Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Jamaica Patton - IL, Cedric Daniels - MS Breeder(s): Darrell Schrock - IL 3rd Lou Lou Lamour (2, M Lou`s Legacy - Any Word Hanover - Donato Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Time: 30.0 59.3 (29.3) 1:30.1 (30.3) 2:00.3 (30.2) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 4 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Two Year Old Colt/Gelding Pace   Winner: 1st Sumbodygetdisfool (2, R Armbro Approach - Semjac Legacy - Western Paradise) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Laquinton Shavers - MS Breeder(s): Thundermint Farms - IL 2nd E L Big Game (2, G Cassis - High Game - High Falls) Registered Owner(s): Donald Huddleston - IL, Sharri Huddleston - IL Breeder(s): Elmer Kaufman - IL 3rd Emsroscopcoletrain (2, G Southwind Breeze - Madge`s Dream - Cole Muffler) Registered Owner(s): Jacob Roedl - IL Breeder(s): Ervin Miller - IL Time: 30.0 59.1 (29.1) 1:30.0 (30.4) 2:02.0 (32.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 5 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Filly Pace Division 1   Winner: 1st Fox Valley Exploit (3, M Sportsmaster - She Likes It All - The Big Dog) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): David Brigham - MI, Kyle Husted - IL Breeder(s): Fox Valley Standardbreds - IL 2nd Harper (3, M Sportsmaster - Boss Lady Hanover - Dragon Again) Registered Owner(s): Peter Karras - IL Breeder(s): Peter Karras - IL 3rd Locked On It (3, M Sagebrush - Loch Laggan - Life Sign) Registered Owner(s): Wayne Brown - TN Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL Time: 29.2 58.3 (29.1) 1:28.0 (29.2) 1:56.0 (28.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 6 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Filly Pace Division 2   Winner: 1st June Dale Gram (3, M Lexington Legend - Startrix Gram - Dictionary) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Shelly Graham - IL Breeder(s): Carol Graham - IL 2nd Te`s Smoothas Silk (3, M Sagebrush - T E`s Zenyatta - Western Hero) Registered Owner(s): Thureal Harre Jr - AR Breeder(s): Thureal Harre Jr - AR 3rd Castielle (3, M Yankee Skyscaper - Little Sweetheart - Art`s Conquest) Registered Owner(s): James Rowney - IL, David Rowney - IL Breeder(s): James Rowney - IL, David Rowney - IL Time: 29.0 56.3 (27.3) 1:25.4 (29.1) 1:56.1 (30.2) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 7 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Colt/Gelding Pace Division 1   Winner: 1st Ryans Ambassador (3, G Ryan N Hanover - Caribe Royale - Sportsmaster) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, James Molitor - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 2nd Bagman (3, G Sagebrush - Kiss Of Life - Cole Muffler) Registered Owner(s): Angie Nessa - IL, Noreen Nessa - IL, Ivy Nessa - IL Breeder(s): Kurt Becker - IL 3rd Patton Plus (3, G Duneside Perch - Reflect Upon Life - Life Sign) Registered Owner(s): Jabrykel Racing - IL Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL Time: 27.2 55.1 (27.4) 1:24.3 (29.2) 1:53.4 (29.1) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 8 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Colt/Gelding Pace Division 2   Winner: 1st He`zzz A Wise Sky (3, H Yankee Skyscaper - Gimmeazzzmooch - Four Starzzz Shark) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Triple Zzz Stable - IL Breeder(s): Donald Filomeno - IL, Joann Filomeno - IL 2nd Chick Magnet (3, H Ashlee`s Big Guy - Impressive Char - Jody`s Cam) Registered Owner(s): Ob Stables - IL Breeder(s): Orville Rursch - IL 3rd Illini Force (3, G Sagebrush - Bobs Minute Maid - Tattler`s Torpedo) Registered Owner(s): Allan Miller - IL, Kevin Miller - IL, Keith Miller - IL, Glenn Otto - IL Breeder(s): Bertucci Racing Stables - IL Time: 27.4 56.1 (28.2) 1:23.0 (26.4) 1:51.3 (28.3) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 9 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Filly Trot Division 1   Winner: 1st Reign And Shine (3, M Cassis - Faith And Trust - Ft Apache Hanover) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Mr. Carroll Hays - IL, Diane Hays - IL Breeder(s): Mr. Carroll Hays - IL, Diane Hays - IL 2nd Lous Abigail (3, M Lou`s Legacy - Sh Four - Valley Victor) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 3rd Princess Poprocks (3, M Yankee Valor - Mom`s Princess - Victory Sam) Registered Owner(s): Keli Bell - IL, Toni Bell - IL, Freddie Patton Jr - MS Breeder(s): David Chupp - IL Time: 29.0 57.4 (28.4) 1:28.0 (30.1) 1:59.4 (31.4) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 10 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Filly Trot Division 2   Winner: 1st Fox Valley Extacy (3, M Pizzazzed - Racy Roz - Conway Hall) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Kevin Miller - IL, Ryan Hochsprung - IL, Bert Hochsprung - IL, David Falzone - IL Breeder(s): Fox Valley Standardbreds - IL 2nd Lous Cover Girl (3, M Lou`s Legacy - Chasin` Credit - Credit Winner) Registered Owner(s): Donald Huddleston - IL, Sharri Huddleston - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 3rd Tropical Rosie (3, M Dontcheatonmenow - Tropical Caprice - Armbro Tropicana) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, Roshun Trigg - MS Breeder(s): Merle Miller - IL Time: 29.4 58.0 (28.1) 1:27.1 (29.1) 1:57.4 (30.3) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 11 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Colt/Gelding Trot Division 1   Winner: 1st Fox Valley Quest (3, G Pizzazzed - Fox Valley Strata - Vaporize) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Carl Lacy - IL, Benita Simmons - IL Breeder(s): Fox Valley Standardbreds - IL 2nd Lous Paisano (3, G Lou`s Legacy - Any Word Hanover - Donato Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, Dr. Patrick Graham - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 3rd Lou Paschal (3, G Lou`s Legacy - Bands One Eye Love - Band`s Gold Chip) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Time: 29.1 59.2 (30.1) 1:30.3 (31.1) 1:58.4 (28.1) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 12 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Three Year Old Colt/Gelding Trot Division 2   Winner: 1st Lousintuit (3, G Lou`s Legacy - Starlix - Giant Triumph) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, Dr. Patrick Graham - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 2nd Easy Eo (3, G Cassis - Tropical Trixie - Armbro Tropicana) Registered Owner(s): Charles Doehring - IL Breeder(s): Charles Doehring - IL 3rd Frazier (3, G Cassis - Oak Rail - Donerail) Registered Owner(s): Cornelius Cavett - IL Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL Time: 29.1 59.1 (30.0) 1:29.4 (30.3) 1:59.4 (30.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 13 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Mare Pace Division 1   Winner: 1st Lousintuit (3, G Lou`s Legacy - Starlix - Giant Triumph) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, Dr. Patrick Graham - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 2nd Easy Eo (3, G Cassis - Tropical Trixie - Armbro Tropicana) Registered Owner(s): Charles Doehring - IL Breeder(s): Charles Doehring - IL 3rd Frazier (3, G Cassis - Oak Rail - Donerail) Registered Owner(s): Cornelius Cavett - IL Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL Time: 29.1 59.1 (30.0) 1:29.4 (30.3) 1:59.4 (30.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 14 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Mare Pace Division 2   Winner: 1st Cassie Marie`s T T (6, M Tux Time - Og`s Marie D - Anthony P) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): William Weinberger - IL Breeder(s): Don Brown - IL 2nd The Sis Master (5, M Sportsmaster - Ar Sissy - Incredible Finale) Registered Owner(s): Janet Betley - MO Breeder(s): Janet Betley - MO 3rd Yankee Jubilee (4, M Yankee Skyscaper - Bubbas Joicey B - Western Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Gene Williams - IL Breeder(s): Fox Valley Standardbreds - IL Time: 30.0 59.3 (29.3) 1:29.1 (29.3) 1:57.4 (28.3) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 15 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Mare Pace Division 3   Winner: 1st Rollin Coal (5, M Sagebrush - Emission Control - Cole Muffler) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Hosea Williams - IL Breeder(s): University Of Illinois - IL 2nd Pretty Iris (5, M Party At Artsplace - Robyn`s Alive N - Live Or Die) Registered Owner(s): Mary Jeffers - IL, Adele Everett - IL Breeder(s): Mary Jeffers - IL, Adele Everett - IL 3rd Winter Gram (4, M Lexington Legend - Spndthniteatrtsplc - Artsplace) Registered Owner(s): Shelly Graham - IL Breeder(s): Thomas Graham - IL, Thomas Graham Jr - IL Time: 28.4 59.0 (30.1) 1:29.1 (30.1) 1:56.1 (27.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 16 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Colt/Gelding Pace Division 1   Winner: 1st Not Me Gram (5, G Lexington Legend - Startrix Gram - Dictionary) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Shelly Graham - IL Breeder(s): Carol Graham - IL 2nd Master Sage (4, G Sagebrush - Full Of Life - Life Sign) Registered Owner(s): Hosea Williams - IL Breeder(s): Fair Meadow Farm - IL 3rd Backstreet Lawyer (5, G Sagebrush - Decent Lawyer - Cole Muffler) Registered Owner(s): Steven Searle - IL, James Nellinger - IL, Brian Code - IL, Curtis Spillum - IL Breeder(s): Engel Stable Of Il LLC - IL Time: 27.4 55.3 (27.4) 1:25.1 (29.3) 1:55.0 (29.4) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 17 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Colt/Gelding Pace Division 2   Winner: 1st Sheriff Coffey (5, G Sagebrush - Kiss Of Life - Cole Muffler) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Noreen Nessa - IL, Earnest Sork - IL Breeder(s): Kurt Becker - IL 2nd Lucky Crusader (11, G Cape Crusader - Karis Luck - Northern Luck) Registered Owner(s): Elisa Adam - CO, William Rodosky Jr - IL Breeder(s): William Rodosky Jr - IL, Alex Adam - IL 3rd Coming Up (4, G I Can Only Imagine - Wolf Creek Vixen - Art`s Conquest) Registered Owner(s): Christopher Mroz - IL, Timothy Searle - IL, Steven Searle - IL, Michelle Monier - IL Breeder(s): Ed Miller - IL Time: 28.1 58.1 (30.0) 1:27.0 (28.4) 1:57.0 (30.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 18 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Mare Trot Division 1   Winner: 1st Louzotic (4, M Lou`s Legacy - Fox Valley Lexus - Vaporize) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Breeder(s): Dr. Patrick Graham - IL 2nd Joe Joes Violet (4, M Lou`s Legacy - Starlix - Giant Triumph) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 3rd Loussolataire (4, M Lou`s Legacy - Earli Valley - Valley Victor) Registered Owner(s): Steven Renard - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Time: 31.2 1:01.0 (29.3) 1:32.0 (31.0) 2:01.1 (29.1) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 19 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Colt/Gelding Trot Division 1   Winner: 1st Lousraptor (4, G Lou`s Legacy - Fall Creek Mist - High Falls) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL 2nd Captainblacksparow (4, G High Falls - E L Miss Pom - Wonder Worker One) Registered Owner(s): Jackson Loy - IL Breeder(s): Mary Jeffers - IL, Adele Everett - IL 3rd Freddie Da Fox (5, G Pizzazzed - Budda Belly - Vaporize) Registered Owner(s): Keli Bell - IL Breeder(s): Fox Valley Standardbreds - IL Time: 29.4 58.3 (28.4) 1:28.0 (29.2) 1:58.0 (30.0) VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Race 20 Fall Review Illinois Conceived and Foaled (ICF) Four Year Old & Up Colt/Gelding Trot Division 2   Winner: 1st Majistic Caprice (5, G Malabar Aqua - Tropical Caprice - Armbro Tropicana) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): D And J Racing Stables - MS, Roshun Trigg - MS Breeder(s): Merle Miller - IL 2nd Louscardamon (4, G Lou`s Legacy - Olives And Caviar - Sj`s Caviar) Registered Owner(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, Dr. Patrick Graham - IL Breeder(s): Flacco Family Farms LLC - IL, Steven Searle - IL, Samuel Daddono - IL 3rd Primed N Powerful (7, G Psychic Spirit - Prim As A Rose - Primrose Lane) Registered Owner(s): Sharry Boledovich - CO, Jamaica Patton - IL Breeder(s): John Carver - IL Time: VIDEO: Join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1966047640194826   Springfield Harness Racing 2020  

ANDERSON, IN - Sophomore pacing fillies were featured in their sixth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday, September 26 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With two $32,500 divisions, the competitive division was put to the test with the divisional points leaders mixed into separate fields. The night's winners, Mystical Carrie and Grace Rocks, both provided rebound performances after playing second best in their previous stakes attempts. The stakes action kicked off with divisional points leader Mystical Carrie performing in almost gate-to-wire fashion. The Erv Miller trainee cinched another win in stakes action in 1:51:1.   Western Sierra with Sam Widger followed the gate as it opened, leaving Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick sitting in the pocket. The leader remained unchallenged through the opening quarter in :27:2 while Mystical Carrie waited for the right moment to make a move. Not long later, Tetrick gave Mystical Carrie the green light and she quickly took command before the half in :55:1 and continued on the lead through the 1:23:4 third quarter. As the field reached the stretch, Mystical Carrie began to bolster her lead on the field. With a :27.2 final quarter, she crossed the wire two lengths in front of Western Sierra. Seventimesacharm with John DeLong utilized a ground saving trip to get up for third. Mystical Carrie paid $3.20 to win at the betting windows. "The wind was strong tonight so I figured I'd have to ask her for a little bit more," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "She's a great filly-versatile and shows up every day." The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Mystical Victress, Mystical Carrie has now won eight of 19 starts. She now sports a lifetime bankroll of $136,678 for Mystical Marker Farms, who also bred the filly. In the second division, Grace Rocks utilized similar tactics and went gate-to-wire in 1:49:4. With Joey Putnam at the lines, the filly found the winner's circle for the ninth time in 18 lifetime starts. As the gate opened, Grace Rocks immediately moved to the front from post four while Genie Rockwell with James Yoder grabbed the pocket seat. Grace Rocks led the field uncontested through fractions of :27:0, :54:3 and 1:23:0. As the fillies turned for home, Grace Rocks was finally challenged as Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting rallied from fifth. Despite a strong rally from Somebodyslilly, Grace Rocks reached the wire first, two lengths to the good. Somebodyslilly settled for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. Grace Rocks paid $5.80 to win.   The Britney Dillon trainee has now won 3 of 9 seasonal starts. The daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace and was bred by Victory Hill Farms. Grace Rocks boasts a lifetime bankroll of $216,310 for owner Howard Taylor. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Plainville, MA --- The $1.4 million (est.) Massachusetts Sire Stakes kick off on Sunday (Sept. 27) at Plainridge Park and the 2020 edition looks to be one of the most competitive harness racing sessions to date. With the flexibility of the Massachusetts resident mare program, many of the eligibles shipping in have already competed in other sire stake programs this year and are coming into these stakes in top form. The 3-year-old divisions for both genders and gaits will take place on Sunday (Sept. 27) followed by the 2-year-olds on Monday (Sept. 28). Post time for both days will be 2 p.m. Sunday's card has 28 sophomores going postward including two 2-year-old champions looking to repeat at three. Without A Warning (RC Royalty-Concentration) was the 2019 MASS champion 2-year-old trotting filly who ended the year with $188,160 on her card after sweeping all three legs and the final. This year the filly has been competing successfully in the New York Sire Stakes all summer, finished as the second highest point-getter in her division and made the $225,000 final for the second year in a row. In that race she finished a very solid third behind a runaway Hypnotic Am. Two starts before that she posted an impressive win 1:55.1 in a NYSS event at Yonkers Raceway and all tolled, has made $138,662 in only eight starts this year. Her main competition is Dramatra (Trixton-Bourbon N Grits) who is a sister to 2013 Hambletonian champion Royalty for Life. Dramatra has seen limited stake competition in New Jersey, making only five starts over the last two years. But she has been building an impressive resume recently in overnights at Plainridge where she has won four out of her last six starts including a lifetime best 1:55.1 outing in August. She comes into this first leg off a 1:55.3 win and looks to be tuned up and ready for a top effort. Both fillies are trained by George Ducharme. Scott Zeron will drive Without A Warning from post three at 6-5 and Shawn Gray will steer Dramatra from post two at 9-5. The other returning champion Sunday is pacing gelding Finnbar (Real Desire-Unbeachable) who is coming off a lifetime best win of 1:53.3 just two weeks ago. He followed up that trip with a solid second place finish after being parked out most of the mile. Has been racing consistently at Plainridge but has shown his best form in those two starts. Wyatt J (American Ideal-Think Pink) rolls into town on the strength of a four-race win streak at Yonkers Raceway that saw him take a career best mark of 1:53.1. After two NYSS starts earlier this summer, Wyatt J found his groove in overnight condition races and looks to cash in during the month of October in Massachusetts. Trainer Nancy Longobardi has Ron Cushing up behind Finnbar from post five at 7-1 while Wyatt J will team with Scott Zeron from post two at 9-5 for trainer Linda Toscano. The 3-year-old male trotting division should be very closely contested having three standout performers. Double Dealing (RC Royalty-Heather Spur) is another Ducharme pupil and was second best in the MASS final last year. In 2020 Double Dealing was very effective in the NYSS Excel A series where he made the $50,000 final. He has four wins this year and took a lifetime mark of 1:54.2 at Tioga Downs. Then there is the powerful duo from the Domenico Cecere barn, Dazzling Lindy and Marquis Lafayette. Dazzling Lindy (Crazed-Lindy On The Rocks) finished third in the MASS final last year and has come back looking much improved. In only five starts at Plainridge, Dazzling Lindy has won three while finishing second and third in the other two. His wins include a lifetime best 1:55.2 outing last week. Marquis Lafayette (Ready For Cash-Highscore Kemp) has only four lifetime starts, but his single 2020 start is worth noting. It was a 13-1/2 length, 1:55.2 romp that gives immediate legitimacy to his presence. Double Dealing drew the pylons for driver Shawn Gray and is 3-2. Dazzling Lindy and Drew Monti leave from post six at 2-1 and Marquis Lafayette starts from post five at 5-2 for Scott Zeron. The 3-year-old pacing fillies are also closely matched with a former track record holder leading the way. Ry's Red Rocket (Sunshine Beach-Mo Molly Blue Chip) broke the Plainridge track record for 3-year-old pacing fillies on July 23 when she went a personal best 1:52.2 mile. Whereas that mark has since been broken again, she has continued to race well through the summer and is highly regarded here. She's A Fireball (Western Maverick-Fire Can Fly) was the Maine Sire Stake champion at two but did not fare well in the MASS final after making a break. This year she has two wins, a new mark of 1:55.1 and was race timed in 1:52.4 while finishing only 1-3/4 lengths behind Ry's Red Rocket in her track record performance. Trainer Gretchen Athearn has Matty "Ice" Athearn up behind Ry's Red Rocket who drew post six at 3-2 while Ron Cushing will steer She's A Fireball from the pylons at 5-2 for trainer Heidi Gibbs. The 2-year-old divisions begin on Monday (Sept. 28) as 33 first-year campaigners go postward. The trotting fillies will go in two divisions week one and each has a definite favorite. Moni For Lindy (Credit Winner-Live Moni) competed twice in the NYSS this year, winning at Tioga Downs in 1:55.3. She won two starts ago in the Wood End Light series at Plainridge Park in 1:57.4 and is the even money chalk from post four in the short field. The Domenico Cecere trained filly will be driven by Scott Zeron. In the second split, Me Too Baby (Muscle Hill-Baby Shaq) comes in off an impressive gate to wire victory in 1:58.2 in a division of the Wood End Light and looks to have a decided advantage over her competitors after that start. Me Too Baby is the 3-5 favorite off the pylons for Team Athearn. The pacing males have several strong entrants and the weeks leading up to the finals should be interesting. Mullinax (American Ideal-Up Front Kellie Jo) was a star in the NYSS Excel A series this year, winning two legs before going a lifetime best 1:53.2 mile in the $50,000 final. Plus he has won four out of his last five starts, finishing second in the other which brings him into this race at his best for trainer Mark Ford. Maui (Bettor's Delight-Barbara Ann) had two impressive wins in 1:54 and 1:54.3 in condition races before falling short in his most recent effort in Plainridge's Nauset Light series while stablemate Dancing Lew (Rocknroll Dance-Love Rocks) just took his mark of 1:54.4 at Plainridge after finishing fifth in his lone Pennsylvania Stallion Series start at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Both geldings hail from the Kevin Switzer stable. Mullinax is 2-1 from post seven with Scott Zeron, Maui leaves from post two with Shawn Gray at 8-5 and Dancing Lew drew post six with Bruce Ranger at 7-2. The trotting colts and geldings feature two more standouts from the NYSS. Incommunicado (Chapter Seven-Gran Cavalla) was the fourth leading point-getter among his peers and finished third in the NYSS final at Yonkers after cutting the mile and falling short by only 1/2 length. Trainer Ake Svanstedt will be making his first appearance in the MASS and looks to be one to beat. Beantown Madness (Conway Hall-Armbro Archer) competed in the NYSS Excel B series all summer where he amassed four wins in five starts. In his last start at Plainridge he won by five lengths in a career best 1:56.1, which was only 2/5th's of a second off the track record. Another George Ducharme trainee, Beantown Madness will have much to say in the coming weeks. Incommunicado leaves from post six at 2-1 with Scott Zeron and Beantown Madness drew post eight with Shawn Gray at 3-2. The pacing fillies offer a wide open affair that should go down to the wire. Rightfully Mine (American Ideal-Leah) finished as the third top point-getter in the NYSS and made the final where she drew poorly and had a rough trip. So Amazing (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl) was a NYSS Excel A star that also made that final and had an unfortunate draw. So Amazing beat Rightfully Mine at Plainridge Park on September 4 in the Nauset Light series where she went a career best 1:53.4. Suzie Blue Chip (American Ideal-Betty Hill) comes in off three straight wins including her 1:54.4 best at Plainridge and a NYSS Excel B event. Rightfully Mine drew post two for trainer Sheena Mcelhiney who has Scott Zeron up at 2-1, Ducharme's So Amazing drew post seven at 5-1 for Bruce Ranger and Suzie Blue Chip starts from post six at 9-5 with Shawn Gray up for Eve Bergeron. Here is the complete MASS schedule: Sunday, September 27, 2020 3-year-old first leg Monday, September 28, 2020 2-year-old first leg Sunday, October 4, 2020 3-year-old second leg Monday, October 5, 2020 2-year-old second leg Sunday, October 18, 2020 2-year-old third leg Monday, October 19, 2020 3-year-old third leg Monday, October 26, 2020 2- and 3-year-old finals For all the latest news and updates concerning Massachusetts harness racing, log on to the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts at www.sominc.net and Plainridge Park at www.plainrdigeparkcasino.com. By Tim Bojarski, for the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts

Golden Gun (Jeff Sorenson) captures the $4,400 featured harness racing pace on closing night at Vernon Downs on Friday (September 26). Golden Gun ($22.00) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.3. Chip Walther (Leon Bailey) followed second with Chatelroll (Truman Gale) in third. Golden Gun controlled the pace with a :29.0 second quarter hitting the half in :55.3. As they headed for three-quarters Golden Gun hung on to a slight lead getting there first in1:23.1. As the made the turn for home they were three across the track as Golden Gun was joined by Chip Walther and Chatelroll. Golden Gun dug in as Chaptelroll backed off. It was down to two Golden Gun and Chip Walther battling in deep stretch. In the end Golden Gun was too tough winning in 1:51.1. Chip Walther was second but placed fifth for interference with Chatelroll as they headed to three-quarters. Late-charging Clouseau Hanover (Jennifer Lappe) was awarded second. Johnnysfirecracker (Chris Long) finished third.   Golden Gun is a 10-year-old gelding by Headmaster. He is owned by the Wiz Kids Stables and trained by Sorenson. It was his third win this season and 38th career victory. Chris Long drove three winners on the card. Jennifer Lappe had a driving-training double on the night. Gary Levine trained two winners on his birthday. Leon Bailey is top driver of 2020 Leon Bailey wins the Vernon Downs dash title with 47 victories at the Miracle Mile. He is now on a prestigious list that includes his grandfather Vernon Downs legend, Jack (The Ripper) Bailey. Jack won multiple titles during his reign at Vernon. Long time defending champion John MacDonald finished second in 2020 with 43 tallies. Howard Parker (30), Jimmy Whittemore (24), and Jennifer Lappe (16) round out the top five. Kerin Warner takes training title Kerin Warner led all trainers in 2020 with 19 wins. George Ducharme finished second with 17 tallies. Claude Huckabone III, Jennifer Lappe, and David Dewhurst tied for third with 16 wins each. Jenny Lake earns 2020 horse of the year Jenny Lake used eight wins in 12 starts at Vernon Downs this season to capture horse of the year honors. The trotter is a 4-year-old mare by RC Royalty. Her regular driver was Leon Bailey. She is trained by Paul Minckler for owners Ed Namiotka Jr. and Carol Namiotka. Vernon Downs would like to thank all fans and horse people for a successful 2020 season even with all the obstacles thrown our way. We can't wait for the 2021 season. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

East Rutherford, NJ - Statement regarding the Meadowlands Racetrack's Friday, September 25th race 13 pentafecta payout. "When we noticed a carryover posted for our last race pentafecta, it immediately raised a red flag for us," stated the Meadowlands Racetrack's GM & COO Jason Settlemoir. "We reached out to our tote provider Sportech and asked them to research the wager for us." Ted Shaine, General Manger/QDC East for Sportech Racing issued the following statement: "For the 13th race Pentafecta pool on 25-SEP-20, the system encountered a software bug and did not properly detect tickets with 5/5 winners and therefore created a carryover. The carryover has been removed from tonight's (Sept 26th) card and wagers with 5/5 from last night will be paid manually. The software bug has been corrected for tonight's (Sept 26th) card." "We appreciate Sportech researching this quickly," said Settlemoir. "Racing and wagering integrity is of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to work with Sportech and the New Jersey Racing Commission on this issue." All bettors are urged to hold their September 25th last race pentafecta tickets if they had 5-for-5 so they can be properly paid out. From the Meadowlands

DAYTON, OH - The stars were perfectly aligned at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 26) for the winner of the harness racing featured $15,500 Open Pace, Stars Align A. Driver Dan Noble put the mild favorite on the point throughout the 1:50 mile, posting fractions of :26.1, :54.1 and 1:21.3 before holding off a cavalry charge of classy opponents in 1:50 flat.   Fan Of Terror (Brett Miller) slipped through along the pylons to grab the place position; and Bllack Hole (Brendan Johnson) flew in the stretch to finish third from an outside starting position.       Stars Align A is owned by D Racing Stable, Yves Sarrazin and Bruce Soulsby. Trained by Noble's wife Christi, the 7 year old son of Art Major increased his seasonal bounty to over $76,000 with his sixth win in 18 starts.   Excitement is building at Hollywood Dayton for next Saturday's marquee events night featuring three Dayton Derbies for purses of at least $175,000. Many of the sports best older Grand Circuit pacers and trotters are expected. The undercard will feature eight $60,000 Buckeye Stallion Series championships showcasing top Ohio-sired freshman and sophomore trotter and pacers.   There will also be three $25,000 (min.) Open-Invitational races for male pacers, female pacers and trotters. Interested parties should contact Race Secretary Gregg Keidel at 937-235-7859 in advance of the box closing at 10 am on Tuesday (Sept. 29).   From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

Freehold, NJ --- The result might have been a bit closer than he liked, but King James Express did what he was expected to do, and won the $56,000 Renaissance Pace for 2-year-old harness racing colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (September 26).   Off his win in the New York Sire Stakes Final at Yonkers Raceway, he was made the 4/5 favorite in the field of five. He sat in the pocket most of the way, tracking behind early leader Captain Fancy. As they rolled around the turn, he moved two-wide, contending with both Captain Fancy and three-wide mover Solid Alibi.   Turning for home, Solid Alibi began to give way, and King James Express collared Captain Fancy. Even though that rival fought back, King James Express wore him down, and crossed under the wire a head in front. The final time was 1:56.       For King James Express, it's his fourth win of the year from seven races, with earnings beyond the $200,000 mark. He's trained by Mark Harder, who co-owns with Frost, Carleton, and Lockhart. Jason Bartlett was the winning pilot.   Earlier in the day at Freehold, two divisions of the Homegrown Pace for 3-year-olds were held. The division for colts and geldings went to JK Lucky Charms, who avenged his defeat in the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund Final last week with a 1 1/4 length victory. Todd McCarthy was the winning driver, for trainer Brett Pelling. Pelling also co-owns with 3 Brothers Racing.   The division for fillies was dominated by JK Finendandy, who won by 6 1/2 lengths in an impressive 1:54. She made the lead easily from post five and cruised around the track, winning as much the best. Jenn Bongiorno is the winning trainer, for owners Gruber, Gruber, Schmucker, and Brookside Stables. Joe Bongiorno is the winning driver.   Live racing resumes at Freehold on Friday, with a scheduled first post time of 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway  

WILKES-BARRE, PA - The Bettor's Delight gelding Bellows Binge made a successful harness racing bow for trainer Clay Faurot Jr. and owner Chelsey Faurot, rallying from the pocket to overhaul favored Daamericansky while taking the $16,000 claiming handicap pacing feature Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Matt Kakaley and Bellows Binge pushed Daamericansky much of a :26 opening quarter before yielding for the two-hole, then sat behind middle splits of :55.2 and 1:22.4. With no first-over horse lurking nearby, Kakaley had plenty of time to move the winner of $249,623 to the outside, and he went his own last quarter in :27.1 while taking a new lifetime mark of 1:50.1 with the three quarter length victory.   A pair of $14,000 events were the headliners for the fast-class veteran set. On the pace, the Somebeachsomewhere gelding Prince Of Tides, winner of an Adios elimination and second to Southwind Ozzi in the final just 14 months ago (though it seems longer), came over from The Meadows and made a strong move in the last quarter for driver George Napolitano Jr. to take a half length decision over Rockapelo in 1:50. Randy Bendis trains the winner of $303,160 for Let It Ride Stables Inc., Mr. Dana Parham, and Howard Taylor. On the trot, trainer Ãke Svanstedt sent the tough Muscle M Up to town, and despite being three-wide most of the way to the 3/8 in pursuit of the lead, the son of Muscle Hill was an easy winner in 1:53.2. Matt Kakaley, deputizing in the sulky for Svanstedt, was as still as a statue in the stretch as Muscle M Up came home in :28.1 for Knutsson Trotting Inc. Fastest mile of the day was turned in by Stone Hanover, a son of Art Major, who sat behind a hotly-contested pace then rallied for Anthony Napolitano to lower his lifetime mark to 1:49.2. Joe Pavia Jr. trains the winner, and his Joe Pavia Jr. Stable Inc. co-owns him with Steven Held, John Whitig, and Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. For the second time in three days, George Napolitano Jr. had a six-winner card, following up on a sextet at Philly on Thursday with a six-bagger at Pocono Saturday. George, who had risen to fourth-place in the North American standards as of this writing, has posted a total of 61 victories during the month of September, and he'll have many opportunities to expand that total: at The Meadowlands Saturday night, at Philly then Pocono Sunday, still at Pocono on Monday and Tuesday, and then back to Philly on Wednesday, the 30th. The Rainbow Pick 5 carryover will be at $222,561 when Pocono hosts a twilight card Sunday starting at 5 p.m. From the PHHA / The Downs

Championship weekend at Humboldt, Iowa started with the Consolation Races on Saturday (9/26). The fourteen-race card highlighted eight Consolation Races on the harness racing half mile track. With purses increased to $9,000 for each Consolation race, excited fans at the track and watching on Facebook Live, cheered on their favorites. As the trotters left the gate in Race one, 2-year-old Iowa Registered Colt Trot, Loicingdacake (Jason Ludwig) parked Rush To The Bank (Dan Roland) as they trotted to the quarter. Taking over the lead, Rush To The Bank held off all challengers as he crossed the wire. Returning to the winner's circle for owners Jeri Roland and Vickie Rush, Rush To The Bank trotted his mile in 2:06.0. Race two, 2-year-old Iowa Registered Colt Pace, Marc In The Box (Duane Roland) left briskly to take command. Cutting the fractions in 30.0, 1:02.2, 1:33.3, it was all Marc In The Box. Pacing home in 30.0, Marc In The Box was victorious for owner Duane Roland, his mile in 2:03.3. 2-year-old trotting fillies competed in race three. The Glamazon (Brandon Jenson) pushed the gate out of her way, leading the field to the quarter. Coming to the half, SB Early Edition (Will Roland) pulled to take the lead. Holding on to her lead, SB Early Edition crossed the wire on top. Trotting her mile in 2:10.3, SB Early Edition gathered the win for owner June Huffman in the 2-year-old trotting filly consolation. The blanket presentation was made by Humboldt Fair Board. The next consolation race belonged to 2-year-old pacing fillies. As the gate folded, Maze (Adam Hauser) and EF's Tinkerbell (Rob Anderson) battled for the lead. After making the front, Maze had another battle when Brooklyn Wind Up (Royal Roland) pulled, challenging the leader as they raced to the half. Taking over, Brooklyn Wind Up led the fillies to the top of the stretch. After being parked second past the three-quarter-pole, Starstruck Cowgirl (Will Roland) poured it on down the lane. Crossing the wire in 2:04.2, Starstruck Cowgirl picked up a new lifetime mark for owner Justin Anfinson. The blanket presentation was made by Humboldt Veterinary Clinic. Race five started the consolation races for Iowa Registered three-year-olds, featuring three-year-old trotting colts. With the rail, Prince Banker (Mark Mintun) quickly took the lead. As the trotting colts raced to the half, Prince Banker maintained command, but Callthebanker (Will Roland) and Lone Star Tap (Brandon Jenson) were in line, directly behind the leader. As they approached the three-quarters, Callthebanker pulled up along-side Prince Banker. Turning into the stretch, Prince Banker and Callthebanker fought for home, but Lone Star Tap took full advantage of the passing lane, scoring the victory for owner Nancy Jenson, trotting home in 2:04.0. Memorial blanket presentation was made by the family of B. E. (Jack) Budahn. Next up was the 3-year-old Colt Pace consolation in race six. Leaving from the three-hole, Alright Frankie showed a burst of speed as he took the lead for driver Will Roland. Not satisfied with a pocket trip, Lorenza Gooch pulled Waco Sassy Kid just before the half to challenge. Parked, Waco Sassy Kid matched strides with Alright Frankie as they paced to the top of the stretch. Finding more reserves, Waco Sassy Kid held off all challengers as he picked up the win for lessee Lorenza Gooch, pacing in 2:03.1. Blanket presentation was made by Sundance Lanes. Three-year-old trotting fillies lined up next in race seven for their consolation. Britches And Booty (Chad Svendson) trotted out for the lead, with Foxy Bright Star (Gary Liles) settling into second. Coming to the half, Andover Super Bowl (Sam Zimmerman) pulled to trot up beside the leader, with Storm In Motion (Brandon Jenson) following suit. As the fillies trotted down the backside, Britches And Booty maintained the lead to the three-quarter pole, with Andover Super Bowl at her side. As the leaders battled down the stretch, Foxy Bright Star pulled to the outside, taking the wire. Trotting to a new lifetime mark of 2:05.3, Foxy Bright Star returned to the winner's circle for owner/trainer/driver Gary Liles. The final consolation race on the card featured three-year-old pacing fillies. As the gate folded in race eight, Roland brothers, Royal and Duane, dueled for the lead. Glorynhonorforever (Royal Roland) finally gained the front after Skylar Said (Duane Roland) dropped into the second spot. Cutting the fractions in 29.2, 1:00.1, 1:32.2, Glorynhonorforever paced to the wire. Holding on to the lead, Glorynhonorforever picked up the win. Crossing the wire in 2:04.0, Glorynhonorforever paced a new lifetime best, for owners Royal and Barbara Roland. Championship races will take place Sunday (9/27) at Humboldt. Post time is scheduled for 12:30pm CDT. by Tara Spach, for the IaHHA

Northfield, OH--Nine members of the The Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) convened at Northfield Park for a harness racing trot in the clubs year-long series and when the judges declared the race official, Here Comes Mooney and driver Darrell Rideout emerged victorious in a time of 1:57. But it took the photo-finish camera to determine that Rideout's trotter was the winner in a tight three-horse photo. Here Comes Mooney finished a neck in front of Mesmerised (Larry Ferrari) with Allen Sisco and Gonna Fly right there, just head behind the first two. When the race started Brian Miller sent the betting favorite, Stick With Me Kid, to the lead ad were challenged by the eventual winner who was second on the limb as the field passed the first stanza. However, at the halfway point Here Comes Mooney had pylon position and took command as Stick With Me Kid faded. From there it was a battle as Mesmerised picked up the chase and at the three quarters Mesmerised was challenging for the lead. In third place Gonna Fly was within striking distance and they raced heads apart all the way to the wire.   Rideout had had a drivers license for over 20 years and drove only occasionally. But this year he scored his third seasonal driving victory Here Comes Moony notched his 7th seasonal triumph. Sent off at odds of over 7-2 Here Comes Moony paid $9.60 for win. He's owned by Joe Cirasuola and trained by Chris Allen. The next event in the GLADA Series will be at the Red Mile on Oct 2.. by John Manzi, for GLADA

Batavia, NY --- The last time Percy's Z Tam drew post one was March 14th and he took full advantage of his starting position as he won the featured $8,500 Open I harness racing pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday evening (Sept. 26). Long Train Runnin (Denny Bucceri) bolted the wings and overtook the point by the quarter in :27.2. With Percy's Z Tam (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Mr. Euroman (Billy Davis Jr.) following closely in line, Long Train Runnin paced unimpeded to the half in :56.4 and would not feel the heat until midway up the backstretch. That's where Morrill pulled Percy's Z Tam and took the lead at the three quarters, rounded the last turn and took a two-length advantage into the stretch. He then paced sharply to the wire, holding off a late rush from Mr. Euroman to win by ½ length in 1:53.3, which was a new seasonal mark. It was the sixth win of the year for Percy's Z Tam ($5.30) who is owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama. In the $7,500 Open II pace, Harry Hoo N (Shawn McDonough) followed Under Paid (Ray Fisher Jr.) all the way to the top of the stretch where he tipped, took the lead and held it to the wire where he won by ½ length in 1:54.2, which was his best effort this year. Harry Hoo N ($11.60) scored his second win in the last three starts and the fourth win of the year for owner Harry Wortzman. McDonough also trains the winner. Drew Monti was the leading reinsman on Saturday winning three races on the card. Billy Davis Jr., Dave Mcneight III, Jim Morrill Jr. and Shawn McDonough all visited the Purple Haze winner's circle twice. McDonough also registered two wins on the training side as well. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs      

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Humboldt, IA -- The top ten 2-year-old trotters took to the track at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds for Iowa-Registered Championship races on Sunday (Sep 27).   Making the cut for the Cliff And Henrietta Card Memorial from post-position one to five were trotting colts DP Super Special, Officerincommand, I'm Another Wilson, Searching For You and L-T Turbo. Iowa limits it's finals' fields to five so no horse starts from the second tier. All the colts were by Iowa sires: All In Tad, Macduffie, Wilson Wyoming, Stages Muscles and Dredd.   The race started out rough for Searching For You, the top money earner and fastest colt of the group, who made a break on the gate. Officerincommand took the front with I'm Another WIlson settling in second followed by DP Super Special. Before the quarter pole, driver Adam Hauser pulled I'm Another Wilson to challenge Gary Liles and Officerincommand. The pair passed the quarter in :32.   I'm Another Wilson took control around the turn, with Officerincommand breaking stride. Leading to the half in 1:02.1 and the three-quarters in 1:33, I'm Another Wilson crept away from Officerincommand followed by DP Super Special. I'm Another Wilson cruised home in an uncontested victory in 2:05.3, a new lifetime mark. DP Super Special got up for second and Officerincommand was third.   I'm Another Wilson is owned by Carol and Tyson Paris of Ottumwa, Iowa and trained by Adam Hauser. This was the fifth win of his freshman season. I'm Another Wilson is a son of Wilson Wyoming out of the Tom Ridge mare Norma Jean Hall. Wilson Wyoming, a 25-year-old son of Balanced Image, has sired 149 starters in Illinois, Delaware and Iowa with total earnings of $2.6 million. The winning colt was bred by Henry Byler of Seymour, Iowa.   The Dick and Charlyn McDanel Memorial featured the top 2-year-old Iowa Registered trotting fillies of 2020. From post position one to five the field included Nutter Butter, Operation Shipley, Final Quote, Mnemonic, and Airman's Kisses. Tom and Kathy Shipley's Operation Shipley posted the fastest freshman mile (2:05.1) while Huffman Stable's Airman's Kisses led the group in money earnings ($25,877) and wins (seven). Nutter Butter had come on strong at the end of the season winning her last three times out.   Driver Mark Mintun took advantage of the inside post position capturing the front followed by Mnemonic. Early breaks from Final Quote and Airman's Kisses allowed Operation Shipley to take third. Nutter Butter hit the quarter at :32, the half in 1:04, and the three-quarters in 1:35.4 followed closely by Mike Morales driving Mnemonic. Tipping out the head of the stretch, Morales positioned Mnemonic to challenge but Nutter Butter held her own crossing the wire in 2:06.4.Neely Dunn    Nutter Butter is owned by Jason Telfer of Selma, Iowa and trained by Mark Mintun. This was the fifth win of her freshman season. Out of the Donerail mare Cherrio, Nutter Butter is the only foal by in 2017, the lone year he stood in Indiana. In prior years Neely Dunn had stood in Ohio, siring Ohio Horse of the Year Neely's Messenger, and currently stands in Pennsylvania. He's sired 117 starters with earnings over $4.1 million.   Sunday's card concludes the 2020 Iowa racing season. Iowa racing will resume in May 2021.   by Gretchen Roland, for the Iowa Harness Horsemen's Association        
Grove City, OH - The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association will provide live coverage of the seven-race card from the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover, Ohio, on Sunday, September 27. Post time is 1:00 PM. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association will continue coverage of live harness racing Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, from the Coshocton County Fairgrounds in Coshocton, Ohio. Post time each day is 1:00 PM. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association will be live streaming Ohio fair races throughout the summer. For a complete schedule go to OHHA.com. by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA  
Columbus, MN - The Saturday afternoon (September 26) Harness Racing program at Running Aces played host to the Minnesota-Sired sophomore pacers with a total purse of $23,000.    The $11,500 filly division drew a field of seven with the Van Otterloo Stables entry of Hokey Toots (Darrell Wright) and Huftalookatdatfany (Nick Roland) sent off as the 2-5 favorites. Scarlett Ruby (Dean Magee) was the clear second choice in the field at 7-2.    Huftalookatdatfany was fastest away and quickly established command from post three while Scarlett Ruby also left very sharply and landed in the pocket, and D Vigilante (Brian Detgen) got away in third.    The early fractions were moderate (:28.4, :59.1) before Thegreatestislove (Brady Jenson) launched a mild first-over attack during the middle stages. Huftalookatdatfany was able to rebuff the challenge and led all the way into the lane but Scarlett Ruby had picked up the perfect trip and was loaded with pace near the wire, getting up for a 1-3/4 length tally in 1:57.2 for a new career mark.    Huftalookatdatfany held second over D Vigilante.    Scarlett Ruby ($9.00) is a daughter of Fancy Schmancy, owned by Dan Lehman and also trained by Dean Magee.    The $11,500 colts and geldings division went to It's A Marcs World (Nick Roland, $2.20) for two in a row. The sharp son of Marced Card has now won eight of eleven starts this year after another 4-1/4 length romp in 1:54.4.    Bunkerhill Phil (Braxten Boyd) was second best and Nothinbutagoodtime (Darrell Wright) checked in third.    The $8,500 Horses and Geldings Open Handicap Pace went to Heza Real Diamond (Nick Roland, $3.20) who converted a pocket trip into a 1:52.2 score by a neck over pacesetter Hoo Nien A (Chris Scicluna). Heza Real Diamond  now has eleven wins in twenty starts on the season for owner Orlando Nevarez and trainer Edwin Quevedo.    Driver Nick Roland led the Saturday program with three winners while both Jacob Cutting and Dean Magee each recorded a driving double. Trainer Jessica Johnson also had two winners on the card.   The 20 cent Pick-5 Jackpot carryover is now $16,005.27.    Live Racing continues at Running Aces through October 4, with action four days a week at 1:00 pm CDT.    By Darin Gagné, for Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Neither three weeks off nor a horse grabbing the lead off the far turn could stop Highalator from continuing his winning ways at The Meadowlands, as the 6-year-old won his second straight after being under siege throughout the stretch at the mile oval Saturday night. For those who bet on the Jenny Bier trainee, who last raced on Sept. 5 at The Big M, it looked almost too good to be true in the early going, as driver Ricky Still urged the harness racing son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher to the lead from post 10 without having to work too hard to do it. The quarter was reached in a leisurely :27.1 before the half was hit in a sleepy :55.3. But on the far turn, Jesse Duke N made a race of it after popping out of the three-hole on the far turn, and came after the leader with good momentum, actually grabbing a half-length advantage with three-sixteenths-of-a-mile to go. But Highalator had more. Through the stretch, Highalator and Jesse Duke N went at it toe-to-toe while U S Captain on the outside and Ideal Feeling at the rail made their way into the scrum. At the wire, Highalator determinedly prevailed in 1:50, finishing a head in front of Ideal Feeling. U S Captain, the 2-1 public choice, was third while Jesse Duke N was fourth. Owned by Jenny Bier, Joann Dombeck and Midsize Construction Inc., Highalator, who has won three of four 2020 starts at The Big M, returned $11.60 to win as the third choice in the wagering. He now has 37 victories from just 81 lifetime starts and earnings of $604,614. A LITTLE MORE: Brian Sears and Dexter Dunn sat atop the driver's colony for the evening, as each guided three winners. ... One of Sears' wins came with Exotic Dance, a 4-year-old pacing mare from the Jenn Bongiorno stable who increased her winning streak to four in a $15,000-$20,000 claiming handicap. ... Despite favorites winning both races, each 10-cent Pentafecta brought handsome payouts. The fifth race paid $1,404.70 and the 13th race came back $1,633.47. ... All-source wagering totaled $2,251,836. ... Racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m.     By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations
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