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LEXINGTON, KY--Advancing uncovered into quick fractions set by pacesetter Caviart Ally, Shartin N powered to the front into the stretch and finished under wraps to take the $98,500 Fear The Dragon Allerage Farms Mare Pace, sponsored by Midland Acres, on Sunday, Oct. 7 at The Red Mile. Caviart Ally left for the top with Pure Country tucking into the pocket ahead of Inverse Hanover yielding for third. Past the quarter in :26.3, Caviart Ally continued unchallenged to the half in :54.3 while Shartin N, positioned fifth, began her charge first over. Matching strides past three-quarters in 1:21.3, Shartin N edged past Caviart Ally into the stretch and maintained a length advantage to the line while Caviart Ally gave pursuit to hold second. Pure Country finished third ahead of Blue Moon Stride rallying from last for fourth. "She's got big lungs," driver Tim Tetrick said after the race. "We got her off the gate good today but then going into the backside she kind of jammed up and I had to move her. She's used to sitting on the outside so I wasn't too worried especially when I could head Andrew's mare [Caviart Ally]; I knew my mare was going to give me a good run." Winning her 16th race in 21 starts since shipping from New Zealand and her 23rd from 34 overall, Shartin N has earned $623,978 for owners Richard Poillucci and Jo Ann Looney-King. Jim King Jr. conditions the five-year-old mare by Tintin In America and paid $4.80 to win. By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile

LEXINGTON, KY--The Ake Svanstedt-trained Muscle Hill mare Ice Attraction reeled into a fast pace late in the mile and slid clear of competition in progress to a 1:50.1 harness racing world-record victory in the $72,000 Libfeld & Katz Breeding Partnership Allerage Farms Mare Trot, sponsored by Al Libfeld & Marvin Katz, on Sunday, Oct. 7 at The Red Mile. Positioned sixth to the quarter, Ice Attraction sat off a :27.2 opening quarter set by Royal Witch asserting herself to the lead over Checkmate Time showing speed but settling into second. Broadway Donna, the 4-5 favorite, pulled from third entering the backstretch and circled to the top heading to a :55 half. Caprice Hill, from fourth, tipped first over heading into the far turn carrying Dream Baby Dream second over and Charmed Life third over. Dream Baby Dream broke stride, placing Charmed Life second over and Ice Attraction, shuffled to last in the pack, had room to angle third over. Caprice Hill and Broadway Donna drew away from the field to three-quarters as they matched strides in 1:23. Svanstedt fired Ice Attraction to the center of the track turning into the stretch. Caprice Hill continued to dig into Broadway Donna and inherited the lead midstretch when the favorite began to gallop. Ice Attraction continued to roll widest of all and swept to the front late in the mile to win. Caprice Hill held second from Charmed Life closing for third. Broadway Donna, finishing fourth, was disqualified to sixth for violating the breaking rule, placing Royal Witch fourth. "Last year [winning the Kentucky Filly Futurity] was a real shock. This year was just a nice suprirse," co-owner Jeff Gural said. "She's been racing good but she's had bad luck--she's just been shuffled too far back. And of course with a seven-horse race and a horse breaking that makes it a lot easier." Winning her second race in 13 starts this season and her 11th in 42 overall, Ice Attraction has accrued $613,500 for owners Ake Svanstedt, Douglas Sipple, Mal & Janet Burroughs and Little E LLC. She paid $22.80 to win. The 1:50.1 mile lowers the previous world record for four-year-old trotting mares on a mile track of 1:50.2 set by Ariana G at the Meadowlands this year. By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile          

McWicked and driver Brian Sears paced the second fastest mile in the history of harness racing with a 1:46.2 victory over Lazarus in the $179,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace at the Red Mile Saturday. The eighth race feature saw Western Fame and driver Brett Miller leave from post nine and take the early lead away from Filbuster Hanover (Matt Kakaley). Also, on the move was Australian import Heaven Rocks and driver David Miller and by the opening quarter mile in :26.1 they were in command of the field. Past the half mile marker in :52.1, Filibuster Hanover and Kakaley started up first-over and was followed on the outside by McWicked and Sears. Following McWicked third over was Lazarus (Yannick Gingras). They raced past the three-quarters in 1:19.1 as McWicked and then Lazarus started to fan out and come after Heaven Rocks. McWicked was able to collar and pass by Heaven Rocks in the stretch and then hold off Lazarus to win by one length in 1:46.2. Filibuster Hanover was third. It was a lifetime record for McWicked and the $89,500 winners share of the purse pushed his earnings over $1 million in 2018 for trainer Casie Coleman and the SSG Stables of North Boston, NY.   McWicked has now tied his rivalry with Lazarus at 2-2. To see the race click here.  Sired by McArdle, McWicked is seven years old and now sports career earnings of $3,375,376. He paid $5.00 to win. “This horse,” said trainer Casie Coleman. “I’ve never had one this old before and wow, 1:46.2, I’ve never had a horse go that fast and that makes him pretty special. “I’ve always liked this big horse,” Coleman added. “When we got him at age 3 he earned $1.5 million and won some of the big stakes races. He still racing now and going strong. “We got invited to Yonkers next week to race for a half a million,” Coleman said. “I didn’t think the owner wanted to go there but he said yes so it looks like we are going to Yonkers.” By Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink  

LEXINGTON, KY -- With fast fractions set before him, Homicide Hunter ranged towards the center of the track into the stretch and slingshot past tiring trotters to become the fastest trotter in harness racing history with a 1:48.4 victory in the $145,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot, sponsored by Jeff & Paula Gural, at The Red Mile on Saturday, Oct. 6. Homicide Hunter's 1:48.4 mile lowered the all-time trotting mark previously set by Hannelore Hanover, who beat the boys in the Allerage Farms Trot last year with a 1:49.2 mile. The time also lowers the record for gelding trotters of 1:49.4, set by Jl Cruze at the Meadowlands in 2015. Guardian Angel As took the lead from Pinkman firing at the rail while Lindy The Great floated for position into third. Lindy The Great brushed to the lead by the quarter in :26.2 as Will Take Charge, away fourth, angled off the rail and began his move for the lead, clearing before a :53.2 half. Will Take Charge faced first-over pressure from Guardian Angel As around the far turn with Pinkman positioned second over and Homicide Hunter third over. Guardian Angel As inched to the lead past three-quarters in 1:22 and fought for command into the eighth pole. However Homicide Hunter, poised from his setup, accelerated past the field with ease and trotted to the wire going away from Guardian Angel As holding second. Pinkman finished third while Lindy The Great weaved into fourth. A six-year-old gelding by Mr Cantab out of the Like A Prayer mare Evening Prayer, Homicide Hunter won his eighth race in 13 starts and his 38th in 75 overall, surpassing $1.4 million in earnings. The Chris Oakes-trainee, returning $5.20 to win, races for Crawford Farms Racing and had Brian Sears in the bike. By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile

LEXINGTON, KY--Kiwi harness racing sensation turned North American phenomenon Lazarus N will make his fifth start in the west of the Atlantic when he faces nine challengers in the $179,000 Mister Big Allerage Farms Pace, sponsored by Muscara Standardbreds, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at The Red Mile. A six-year-old stallion by Bettor's Delight, Lazarus N shipped to trainer Jimmy Takter towards the end of May. He paced his first mile on American soil in a qualifier at the Meadowlands on July 28, going in 1:48.3 with a :25.3 final quarter. He has since won the $325,000 Dan Patch Invitational and $177,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and finished second in the $462,000 Canadian Pacing Derby and a $26,180 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Taylor Made Stallions, a thoroughbred consignment, purchased Lazarus N in early May from trainer Mark Purdon with the intent of lowering Always B Miki's 1:46 world record, established in the Allerage at The Red Mile in 2016, in the same race as his stablemate. The winner of 37 races in 49 starts and over $3 million in earnings races from post five with Yannick Gingras in the bike. Will Take Charge, off an eighth-place finish in the $150,000 Dayton Trotting Derby after losing stride, leads the field of seven racing in the $145,000 What The Hill Allerage Farms Trot, sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural. A winner of nine races from 20 starts this season and 21 from 70 overall, the Jeff Gillis-trained five-year-old gelding by Kadabra has earned $840,866 for owner Mac Nichol. Tim Tetrick, who steered Will Take Charge to a second-place finish in the $286,650 John Cashman Jr. Memorial and a 1:51.2 four-length victory in the $186,000 Crawford Farms Trot, will sit in the bike from post three. Wisdom Tree, entering off a 1:53.2 victory in the $225,000 New York Sires Stakes final, fronts the opening division of the $225,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial, sponsored by Diamond Creek Farms, from post four with Matt Kakaley in the bike for owner-trainer Jeff Cullipher and co-owner Thomas Pollack. Winning 11 races from 14 starts this year, including a lifetime-best 1:49.4 win in the $142,000 Nadia Lobell at Hoosier Park, the three-year-old filly by Betterthancheddar has earned $447,445. The big three sophomore pacing fillies, Youaremycandygirl, Kissin In The Sand and Alexa's Power, congregate in the other split of the Garnsey. In their last meetup, Youaremycandygirl, a millionaire filly by American Ideal trained by Ron Burke for owner William Donovan, won by a nose in the $96,600 Shady Daisy on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. Youaremycandygirl will make her first start since breaking in the $230,700 Jugette, won by Alexa's Power, and will start from post four with Yannick Gingras behind. Kissin In The Sand won the lone split of the Bluegrass filly pace as the 1-9 favorite under wraps in the 1:50 mile. The Nancy Johansson-trained filly by Somebeachsomewhere, owned by Marvin Katz and Hatfield Stables, was second to Youaremycandygirl in the Shady Daisy but outfinished her when Shower Play stormed home to take the $114,757 Simcoe Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Sept. 8. Scott Zeron gets the drive from post six behind the winner of 16 races in 27 starts and $904,795 in earnings. Alexa's Power, third by a neck in the Shady Daisy, races from post seven with Tim Tetrick driving for owners Jeff and Michael Snyder and trainer Jim Campbell. The Somebeachsomewhere filly, with nine wins from 16 starts this season and 12 from 29 overall, as amassed $520,545 in earnings and enters off a 1:51.2 win as the favorite in the Jugette. Freshman pacing colts occupy most of the Saturday program with five divisions of the $312,000 Captaintreacherous International Stallion Stakes (ISS), sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms, on tap. Brian Brown's undefeated Captaintreacherous colt Workin Ona Mystery goes for his fifth-consecutive win when starting from post eight in the opening division. Racing for James Stambaugh, Alan Keith, Milton Leeman and Wingfield Brothers LLC, Workin Ona Mystery enters off a two-and-a-half length 1:50.3 victory in his division of the Bluegrass, which pushed him towards $70,000 in earnings. Tim Tetrick sits at the reins. Runner-up to Stag Party in the $685,300 Metro Pace, Semi Tough ships to Lexington and starts from post one in the second ISS split. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Frank Baldachino, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stable, Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, the colt by Somebeachsomewhere has only one win to his credit from eight starts--a 1:51.1 win in a division of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes--and $264,464 in earnings. Matt Kakaley will drive. Formerly-undefeated Captain Ahab, handed his first loss with a last-place finish in the Metro Pace, returns to the track in the third ISS division, starting from post six with Andrew McCarthy in the bike. The Tony Alagna-trained colt by Captaintreacherous entered the Metro unbeaten in seven starts, with wins including a $70,938 division of the Nassagaweya, a $53,982 division of the Champlain and his Metro Pace elimination, all good for over $100,000 in earnings. He races for owners Brittany Farms, Brad Grant, Vincent Barbera and Captain Ahab Racing. Losing as the 1-9 favorite in his Bluegrass division, Proof comes back to Lexington in the fourth ISS division. A winner of five races in eight starts, the Brian Brown-trained A Rocknroll Dance colt has accrued $278,495 in earnings mostly on the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes circuit--including from his 1:51 upset in the $253,000 championship. David Miller gets the drive for owner Diamond Creek Racing. Covered Bridge leads the final ISS split after shooting off cover in his Bluegrass division and pacing home in :25.4 to post a lifetime-best 1:52 victory. Competing for owners David Smith and James Giannuzzi, the Jessica Okusko-trained American Ideal gelding has three wins overall from 11 starts and $116,259 in earnings. David Miller will sit in the sulky from post four. Saturday's Grand Circuit program, the penultimate of the fortnight meeting, gets underway with first-race post at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile    

This Week: Red Mile Grand Circuit, The Red Mile, Lexington, Ky. Schedule of events: The second week of Grand Circuit action at The Red Mile kicks off on Thursday (Oct. 4) with three divisions in the $275,600 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old colt trotters. The Friday (Oct. 5) card features five divisions in the $324,500 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters and four divisions in the $245,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers. On Saturday (Oct. 6) The Red Mile will host the $350,000 (est.) International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old colt pacers, the $300,000 (est.) Glen Garnsey Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers and a pair of $150,000 (est.) Allerage races for open pacers and open trotters. On Sunday (Oct. 7), The Red Mile will offer the $600,000 (est.) Kentucky Futurity, the third leg of Trotting's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds, the companion $300,000 (est.) Kentucky Filly Futurity for 3-year-old filly trotters, the $500,000 (est.) Tattersalls Pace for 3-year-old colt pacers, and $85,000 (est.) Allerage races for older pacing mares and older trotting mares. Complete entries for the races are available at this link. Last time: The Dayton Derbies, a pair of $150,000 Grand Circuit events, brought most of the best older horses in North America to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Friday night (Sept. 28) producing an outstanding night of racing. The action resulted in four track records, including new all-age overall standards on both gaits in the two featured events. Donttellmeagain obliterated the all-time fastest mile ever clocked at Dayton Raceway, speeding to a 1:47.4 victory in the Dayton Pacing Derby. Donttellmeagain (Tim Tetrick) obliterated the all-time fastest mile ever clocked at the 5-year-old Dayton Raceway, speeding to a 1:47.4 victory in the Dayton Pacing Derby. The old record was 1:48.4, a full second slower, established by State Treasurer in the 2015 Derby. Western Fame (Brett Miller) gunned directly to the front in the Pacing Derby, speeding to the quarter in :25.2, seating Split The House (Scott Zeron) -- who left with authority from the outermost post position -- in the pocket. Shortly thereafter, Tetrick moved favored Donttellmeagain to the front to stay through subsequent fractional times of :52.3 and an eye-popping 1:20. A final panel in :27.4 resulted in a 1-1/4 length tally over Western Fame and McWicked (Brian Sears), who had a long overland grind the final half-mile. "This horse isn't real big, but he's a real professional," said Tetrick. "I've liked him since he was a baby...and the trainer (Jim King Jr.) does a terrific job with him." The 4-year-old gelded son of Dragon Again is owned by Paton Racing Stables. He now sports 18 wins in 33 lifetime starts, good for $589,911 in earnings. Ariana G (Brian Sears), the only mare in a talented field for the Dayton Trotting Derby, lowered the overall track trotting record to 1:52.1 with an impressive triumph. Sears was patient with Ariana G, allowing first I Know My Chip (Kayne Kauffman) and then eventual show finisher Guardian Angel AS (Matt Kakaley) to mix it up on the front end in :26.4 and then :54.4. Moving to the outer flow in second-over position, Ariana G moved up to fourth at the 1:23.1 three-quarters before besting a fast-closing Warrawee Roo (Daniel Dube) by a half-length in the record time. "I knew they were trotting hard leaving the gate and I was content with my early position and those fractions," Sears related in the winner's circle. "Jimmy Takter (trainer) texted me that she was a versatile sweetheart, and he was definitely right." The 4-year-old winning daughter of Muscle Hill now has captured 26 of her 37 races and banked $2,367,709. She is owned by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. Complete recaps of all the races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2018, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2018 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend. Drivers: 1. Tim Tetrick - 1,070.5; 2. Yannick Gingras - 1,045; 3. David Miller - 841.5; 4. Scott Zeron - 494; 5. Andrew McCarthy - 333.5. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 842.5; 2. Jimmy Takter - 799; 3. Tony Alagna - 498.5; 4. Jim Campbell - 376; 5. Julie Miller - 300. Owners: 1. Fashion Farms - 269; 2. Burke Racing Stable - 192.1; 3. Weaver Bruscemi - 179.5; 4. Robert Key - 172; 5. Brittany Farms - 166.5. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next weekend at Yonkers Raceway, Harrah's Philadelphia, Northfield Park and The Meadowlands. Yonkers will offer the Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino for free-for-all trotters; Harrah's Philadelphia will host the John Simpson Stakes for 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits; Northfield will host the Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers; and The Meadowlands will feature the fourth leg of the Kindergarten Series for 2-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit  

Sayre, PA - Allerage Farm of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the birth of their first 2018 foal, a filly from the royally bred 1:55 harness racing performer Day Lily on Sunday at 11:40 p.m. She is also the first born of the initial crop by the outstanding Muscle Hill son Southwind Frank  2, 1:52.2 - 3, 1:52.1 ($1,950,887) The dam is an Andover Hall from the $1 million producer Filly At Bigs 3, TT 1:54, a winner of more than $650,000 during her racing career. Mother and daughter are doing well and enjoying the unseasonably pleasant January weather. You can enter a contest to guess the baby's weight and other Allerage Farms news and notes on their Facebook page or check out photos on Instagram. Allerage Farm is owned by Jeff & Paula Gural. Peter Haughton Memorial Final - Southwind Frank - August 8, 2015 Breeders Crown 2015 - Southwind Frank Southwind Frank - $500,000 Colonial

Nike Franco N tracked cover, shooting by pacesetter Blue Moon Stride to take the harness racing $105,000 Four Roses Allerage Mare Pace in 1:51.2. From post 10, Pure Country launched for the lead, parked out by Wrangler Magic at the quarter in :28. Pure Country, taking the front into the backstretch, soon yielded for the pocket when Blue Moon Stride edged wide from fourth, rushing to the top after a :55 half. Lady Shadow, trying to track that move, advanced steadily uncovered around the far turn, carrying Nike Franco N into contention and about two lengths from the front as Lady Shadow battled with Blue Moon Stride at three-quarters in 1:22.4. Blue Moon Stride was unyielding on the lead as Lady Shadow hanged to her outside, though Nike Franco N, fanning towards the center of the track into the stretch, rallied by the tempo setter to win. Blue Moon Stride was second, and Lady Shadow finished third. Winning her 27th race in 51 starts, Nike Franco N, a seven-year-old McArdle mare out of the Badlands Hanover mare Nearea Franco, races for owner Richard Poillucci and is trained by Jim King Jr. Now earning $673,080 in her career, the $10.00 shot was piloted by Tim Tetrick. Popping the pocket into the stretch, Emoticon Hanover edged past 1-2 harness racing favorite Pasithea Face S to narrowly take the $67,000 Crawford Farms Allerage Mare Trot, one of two Allerage Open events, on Sunday, October 8 at The Red Mile, winning in 1:51.2. Pasithea Face S grabbed the front, leading a single-file field through fractions of :28.3, :56.3, and 1:24.2 before undergoing a lone challenge by Emoticon Hanover in the stretch. Driver Daniel Dube angled Emoticon Hanover off the rail and lunged towards Pasithea Face S, drawing alongside into the eighth pole, and managed to get a nose up on the favorite at the wire, while Charmed Life chased towards the center of the track in third. A four-year-old mare by Kadabra, out of the Ken Warkentin mare Emmylou Who, Emoticon Hanover, winning her 15th race in 36 starts, has now earned $907,302 for owner Determination Inc. Trained by Luc Blais, she returned $4.80 to win. By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile      

LEXINGTON, KY-- Closing day at The Red Mile, headlined by the $600,000 125th renewal of the Kentucky Futurity, features other harness racing sophomore stars competing in two heats of the $240,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity, two divisions of the $406,000 American Ideal Tattersalls Pace, and the $234,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial, as well as older competitors going in the $67,000 Crawford Farms Allerage Farms Mare Trot and the $105,000 Four Roses Allerage Farms Mare Pace, on Sunday, October 8. Elimination one for the Kentucky Futurity, sponsored by Hunterton Farms, Stoner Manor Inc., and Menhammer Stuteri, draws Perfect Spirit, the de facto winner of the 2017 Hambletonian, starting from post eight with trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt at the helms for owner Srf Stable. With $653,919 in earnings and seven wins to his 17-race resume, the Andover Hall colt, from the Kadabra mare Good Common Cents, has raced once since the Hambletonian, finishing second in a $30,000 Simpson Memorial split at Harrah's Philadelphia to Stealth Hanover, who starts from post one in the same elim. What The Hill, disqualified from first in the Hambletonian, goes from post eight in the second elimination with David Miller in the bike for trainer Ron Burke. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stable, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms, the Muscle Hill colt, from the Angus Hall mare K T Cha Cha, exits a sixth-place finish in the Bluegrass after attempting to set a hot pace. He has eight wins on his 25-race record, and $719,612 in earnings, including wins in the Canadian Trotting Classic and Peter Haughton Memorial. Opting to race against the fillies, Ariana G starts from post four in the opening elimination for the Filly Futurity, sponsored by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. Winning her Bluegrass division by four-and-a-quarter lengths in 1:52.2, the Muscle Hill filly, out of the Cantab Hall mare Cantab It All, added a 19th win to her 23-start career, earning over $1.5-million for owner-breeders Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. Yannick Gingras steers the Jimmy Takter trainee. Takter also sends Thats All Moni, exiting a 1:52.2 win in the Bluegrass, from post one in the second elimination. Winning nine of her 21 starts, the Cantab Hall filly, out of the Pine Chip mare Mom's Millionaire, has accrued $455,914 in earnings for owners Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, and Al Libfeld. Tim Tetrick will drive. After finishing fifth in the second heat of the Little Brown Jug, Downbytheseaside returns to the track in the first division of the Tattersalls Pace, sponsored by Brittany Stallion Management, starting from post one against frosh-champ Huntsville, himself entering from a defeat. Downbytheseaside, a Somebeachsomewhere colt out of the Allamerican Native mare Sprig Hanover, has won 17 races in 28 starts, including the Messenger Stakes and Carl Milstein Memorial, earning over $1.6-million for owners Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo, and Diamond Creek Racing. Brian Sears drives from trainer Brian Brown. Huntsville, second to Little Brown Jug-winner Filibuster Hanover in 1:48.4 in a Bluegrass split last week, matches with Downbytheseaside for the first time since the Cane Pace. A winner of 15 races in 25 starts, Huntsville, by Somebeachsomewhere out of the Western Hanover mare Wild West Show, has earned over $1.7-million for owners Ted Gewertz, Steven Arnold, Crawford Farms Racing, and trainer Ray Schnittker. Tim Tetrick will drive from post three. North America Cup and Adios-winner Fear The Dragon neighbors Filibuster Hanover in the second division of the Tattersalls. Owned by Emerald Highlands Farms, the Brian Brown-trained colt by Dragon Again, from the Western Ideal mare Armbro Cinnamon, has won 16 races in 25 starts, amassing over $1.3-million in earnings. Off a fourth-place finish in the Little Brown Jug, David Miller drives from post two. Filibuster Hanover, starting from the rail, scored his sixth win in 28 starts, taking his Bluegrass division in a career-best clocking. The gelding by Somebeachsomewhere, out of the Western Hanover mare Fashion Ecstasy, has earned $669,958 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Joe Di Scala Jr., Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Weaver Bruscemi. Yannick Gingras drives for trainer Ron Burke. Entering off three-consecutive victories, Caviart Ally goes from post nine in the Glen Garnsey Memorial, sponsored by Diamond Creek Farms. By Bettor's Delight out of the No Nukes mare Allamerican Cool, Caviart Ally, a winner of nine races in 30 starts, earning $629,625 for owner Caviart Farms, won her division of the Bluegrass last week as the odds-on favorite in 1:51, which followed her 1:51.3 victory in the Jugette, besting Blazin Britches, who starts from post two. Andrew McCarthy will be in the bike for trainer Noel Daley. Pasithea Face S draws the outermost post in the Allerage Mare Trot, sponsored by Michelle and Albert Crawford, going from post five with Tim Tetrick piloting the Jimmy Takter trainee. Owned by Courant Inc., the five-year-old Muscle Hill mare, out of the Passionnant mare Jovelinotte, has 12 wins to her credit in 38 starts, including wins in the John Steele Memorial and Dayton Trotting Derby, earning $562,815. World-champion Emoticon Hanover competes against Pasithea Face S, going from post three. Exiting an open-length victory in the Ms Versatility, Emoticon Hanover, by Kadabra from the Ken Warkentin mare Emmylou Who, has won 14 races in 35 starts, compiling $873,802 in earnings for owner Determination Inc. Daniel Dube will drive for conditioner Luc Blais. Milton Stakes-winner Blue Moon Stride, off a second-place effort in an Open at The Red Mile last week, starts from post two in the Allerage Mare Pace, presented by Four Roses Bourbon. The four-year-old Rocknroll Hanover mare, from the Cam's Card Shark mare Classic Star, has earned nearly $1-million over 44 starts, winning 14. She is trained by Mark Harder and will be driven by David Miller. Also entered in the Mare Pace are millionaires Lady Shadow, the nearly $2-million earner starting from post one for trainer Ron Adams and driver Yannick Gingras, Sassa Hanover, going from post seven with Matt Kakaley driving for trainer Ron Burke, and Pure Country, the $2-million earner trained by Jimmy Takter with Mark MacDonald driving from post 10. First-race post for closing day at The Red Mile is set for 1:00 p.m. EDT. By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile        

LEXINGTON, KY-- Coming in from Canada, Metro Pace-winner Lost In Time and She's A Great Lady-champ Youaremycandygirl compete in their respective divisions of the International Stallion Stakes (ISS) on a harness racing  program also featuring aged competition with the $136,000 Allerage Open Trot and $119,000 Allerage Open Pace Saturday, October 7 at The Red Mile. By A Rocknroll Dance from the Artiscape mare Summer Mystery, Lost In Time starts from post two in the fourth of four divisions of the $232,000 Captaintreacherous ISS Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace, sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms. Trained by Jim Mulinix, the winner of two races in four starts has earned $346,555, cushioned by a 1:50.l win in the $660,960 Metro Pace, for owners A Rocknroll Dance Racing, Denny Miller, and William Rufenacht, and Team S Racing Stable. Scott Zeron will be aboard. Wiring the field in the $405,000 She's A Great Lady final, Youaremycandygirl, by American Ideal from the Somebeachsomewhere mare Sweet Lady Jane, contests in the second of three divisions of the $197,900 ISS Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, sponsored by the Woodbine Entertainment Group. Against Pennsylvania Sires Stakes-champ and 9-5 morning-line favorite Rainbow Room, as well as Bluegrass-split winner Bye Hanover, the Ron Burke trainee competes from post four with Yannick Gingras driving the winner of four races in six stars. She has earned $284,045 so far this season for owner William Donovan. Metro Pace runner-up Hayden Hanover goes in the first division of the ISS colt pace, starting from post five. A winner of one race in nine starts, the Somebeachsomewhere colt, from the Western Hanover mare Hana Hanover, has accrued $259,092 in earnings for owners Pinske Stable and James Simpson. Trained by Julie Miller, Andy Miller will be in the sulky. Points North, entering off five-consecutive wins including a 1:52.4 performance in a Bluegrass split, competes in the second division of the ISS colt pace. The Richard "Nifty" Norman trained gelding by Somebeachsomewhere, out of the Western Hanover mare Northwest Hanover, has earned $75,030 so far this season for owner Pinske Stables. Andrew McCarthy will sit behind the 2-1 morning-line favorite. Besting favorite Closing Statement in a lifetime-best 1:50.3 in their Bluegrass division, Nutcracker Sweet starts as the even-money morning-line favorite in the third ISS split. Conditioned by Jimmy Takter, the Bettor's Delight colt, from the Falcons Future mare Sweet Future, has won three of his eight starts this season, compiling $85,116 in earnings for owners Howard Taylor, Order By Stables, and Richard Lombardo. Starting from post eight, Tim Tetrick will drive. Finishing third to Kissin In The Sand and Rainbow Room in the Bluegrass, Majorsspeciallady goes as the 8-5 morning-line choice in the opening division of the ISS filly pace. Starting from post five, the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, out of the Art Major mare See Major, has two wins to her credit in nine outings, earning $146,880 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables. Trained by Ron Burke, Yannick Gingras will drive. Kissin In The Sand goes in the final division of the ISS filly pace. Owned by Marvin Katz and Hatfield Stables, the Nancy Johansson trainee has four wins on her nine-race record, earning $116,748. Off a 1:51 career-best mile in the Bluegrass Stakes, Yannick Gingras will pilot the Somebeachsomewhere filly, out of the Real Artist mare Kiss Me Kate, from post six. Facing the boys once again, mare-trotting star Hannelore Hanover starts from post three in the $136,000 My MVP Allerage Farms Trot, sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural. The 2-1 morning-line favorite, the mare by Swan For All, out of the Dream Vacation mare High Sobriety, exits a seventh-place effort due to a first-over trip in the $167,000 Dayton Trotting Derby. Earning over $2-million and 32 victories in 53 starts, the Maple Leaf Trot champion, trained by Ron Burke, competes for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, and Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables. Yannick Gingras will drive. Also competing in the Allerage Open Trot are millionaires Crazy Wow, starting from post one for trainer Ron Burke and driver Matt Kakaley, Pinkman, Jimmy Takter trainee and the 2015 Hambletonian winner starting from post two with Brian Sears, Jl Cruze, world-champion trainee for Eric Ell going from post four with David Miller driving, and Homicide Hunter, the Chris Oakes trainee who crossed the $1-million threshold by beating Hannelore Hanover in the $240,000 Centaur Trotting Classic. With nearly $3-million in earnings, All Bets Off, a six-year-old son of Bettor's Delight from the Dexter Nukes mare Armbro Penelope, goes from post 10 in the $119,000 Mister Big Allerage Farms Open Pace, sponsored by Muscara Standardbreds. Off a 1:49 win in the $160,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the Ron Burke trainee races for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, and Panhellenic Stable Corp. Matt Kakaley will drive. Also going in the Allerage Open Pace are millionaires Mcwicked, the six-year-old Casie Coleman starting from post six with Brian Sears, Boston Red Rocks, winless in 16 starts this season and starting from post seven with Scott Zeron driving for trainer Steve Elliot, Check Six, the second entry for trainer Ron Burke going from post eight with Yannick Gingras in the bike, and Wakizashi Hanover, Jim King Jr. trainee and 2015 North America Cup champ starting from post nine with Tim Tetrick driving. First-race post for the 11-race program is set for 1:00 p.m. EDT.   By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile  

Top homebred trotting mare Allerage Star (5,M) has been retired due to a fractured pelvis. Allerage Star, a daughter of Angus Hall out of the trotting mare Starry Eyed (Muscles Yankee), owned by Jeff Gural's Little E LLC, David Stolz, Arthur Geiger and Jason Settlemoir, earned more than $415,000 in 62 career starts. The "quick footed" harness racing mare won 17 of those 62 starts, while finishing first, second or third 36 times.   Allerage Star took a lifetime mark last year of 1:52.3 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Allerage Star made her last career start at Harrah's Philadelphia where she finished fourth and was immediately sent to New Bolton Veterinarian Clinic where the x-rays revealed a fractured pelvis. Allerage Star was immediately retired and sent home to Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farm in Stanfordville, New York where she will be bred to Father Patrick.   Jeff Gural noted, "We had a lot of fun with Allerage Star. We thought she was ready for another big year and we staked her pretty heavily, but that's horse racing. I look forward to seeing her babies racing on the track as she had a big heart with plenty of go. Hopefully that will translate into fast offspring."   Allerage Farm has been in the Standardbred breeding industry since the late 1980's. Currently, they have 2 breeding facilities, one in Stanfordville, New York and one in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Allerage Farm has over 100 horses between the 2 locations.   Allerage Farms  

It's the most wonderful time of the year at breeding farms around the continent with mares giving birth to a brand new crop of harness racing hopes and dreams.   Such a place is Jeff & Paula Gural's Allerage Farms with locations in New York and Pennsylvania. The first foal to enter the world at Allerage Farm in Pennsylvania on January 24 is a Muscle Hill colt out of Day Lily 3, 1:55f $79,172. The dam is a full sister to the accomplished Big Rigs 4, 1:52.1f $662,826.   On February 3 at the New York farm a Credit Winner filly from the stakes winning mare Nunkeri 3, q1:57.1f $166,984 arrived happy and healthy. The dam is a half sister to Neal 2, 1:54.4 $287,560 and hails from the family of Broadway Hall.   Best of lucky to all of those expectant mothers and families in the Standardbred world.   For Allerage Farms in Sayre PA        

Among the past weekends’ top harness racing stories were two basically forgotten by the industry press.  Florida-bred three year-old pacing filly Prairie Sweetheart took Sunday’s Allerage Farms Fillies/Mares Open Championship Series clocked in 1:49.1 over the Red Mile clay surface. This filly was the only three year-old in the event that included Lady Shadow, Divine Caroline, Venus Delight and Bedroomconfessions. She was a supplemental entry and is a recent purchase by Let It Ride Stable from breeder Laurie Poulin and racing developer Mike Deters. Prairie Sweetheart remains unbeaten in 12 career starts for $155,024 earned. She’s a daughter of Royel Millennium, a son of Run The Table, from Taylor’s Lady (Masterman-Sweet Louann-Dee’s Tuition), she the dam of five racing age performers all of which are money winners with three posting earnings over $100,000 and three with race records of 1:52.2 or better. Top standardbreds can come from anywhere and good horsemanship from birth to racetrack makes a positive difference. Prairie Sweetheart  On Sunday evening at Pompano Park, another Florida-bred, Gold Star Briana (3f Basil-Holger’s Girl-Conway Hall), scored in a Sunshine State Stake to remain unbeaten in 11 career starts. Now a winner of $72,134, this filly took a record of 1:58h earlier this year at Saratoga for trainer Dan Hennessey and teamster Wally Hennessey. Co-breeder Kevin Kelly (with the late Tom Audley) owns this filly. Her stakes winning sire Basil (by Cumin) is owned by Jim Gluhm and has been a leading FL-based sire, and the dam Holger’s Girl has produced five foals of racing age, all money winners, including the Kelly co-owned Goldstar Classic, also a Hennessey trainee and winner of over $121,000. Watch for these fillies in the weeks ahead as they seek to extend their impressive winning streaks. Thomas H. Hicks  

Always Be Miki fastest harness racing horse in history 1:46  26.1  -  52:2  -  1:19.4  -  1:46   LEXINGTON, KY-- Making his move for the top midway down the backstretch, Always B Miki set fast fractions before driver David Miller implored him through the stretch, advancing to win the $138,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace at The Red Mile in an all-time record mile of 1:46.   Always B Miki got away third as Shamballa was sent to the lead through a :26.1 opening quarter. David Miller showed Always B Miki the whip and he rushed first over to claim command to the half, timed in :52.2. He continued his sprint around the far turn, passing three-quarters in 1:19.4 before being chased home by Shamballa and All Bets Off in the stretch.   A five-year-old horse by Always A Virgin out of the Artsplace mare Artstopper, Always B Miki won his 27th race in 50 starts, earning $2,296,368 for owners Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable and Christina Takter. He is trained by Jimmy Takter and paid $2.10 to win.   "It's a moment I'm never going to forget," Jimmy Takter said. "You don't get horses like this for long, and it's definitely emotional to be around him. I can't wait to see him as a stallion. His personality and everything about him will be well-received through the sport. He's not the easiest horse because he had a lot of injuries, but what this horse overcame every single day nobody else did.   "He has the Breeders Crown and TVG Final; those are the only two races left for him."   "I really thought the three-quarters was maybe a little too slow," David Miller said. "But like I've said: he's an incredible horse and does incredible things. I couldn't be happier with him."   Always Be Miki - World Record     Circling by Frost Damage Blues and Lady Shadow as they battled around the far turn, Praire Sweetheart advanced to the front and defeated her older rivals to win the $112,500 Allerage Farms Filly & Mare Pace in 1:49.1.   Lady Shadow set the pace, going fractions of :26.4 and :54.4 before receiving pressure from Frost Damage Blues, pulling first over from fourth, into the far turn. The two matched strides through a 1:22.2 third-quarter before Frost Damage Blues took the top. Lady Shadow retreated at the pylons while Prairie Sweetheart moved three wide, powering by Frost Damage Blues at the eighth pole. Prairie Sweetheart finished in front of Bedroomconfessions and Venus Delight, who stormed down the center of the track to finish second and third respectively.   Prairie Sweetheart, a three-year-old filly by Royal Millennium out of the Masterman mare Taylors Lady, remained undefeated in 12 starts with her lifetime-best win. She has earned $155,024 for owner Let It Ride Stables Inc. and trainer Ross Croghan. Driven by Matt Kakaley, she paid $14.80 to win.   We recently purchased her," Ross Croghan said. "I got a call from a friend of mine up at Pocono, and he said 'I just saw a filly that looked fantastic.' I watched the replay, and I had to agree with him, so I watched her again the next week, and the next week, and I just thought this filly has something special.   "We actually purchased her the day before I was going to leave for the [Little Brown] Jug. I was going to be away for a month and I didn't want to be away from her for that amount of time, so I brought her with me.   "We gave her a qualifier here last week just to see how she was and Matty [Kakaley] said she was super and that there were two seconds up her sleeve if he ever wanted to use it," Croghan also said. "I spoke to the owners, and they're both here enjoying the week in Lexington, so they opted to pop up with the supplement and watch the race, and it worked out in our favor."   Prairie Sweetheart     Flanagan Memory fanned off cover and trotted down the center of the track to take the $101,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot in 1:51.2.   Jl Cruze was sent to the lead, clearing early race-leader Muscial Rhythm through a :27.2 opening quarter. After a :55 half, Jl Cruze braced the challenge of Obrigado into the far turn. They were stride for stride after a :21.4 third-quarter before Jl Cruze reemerged to the lead. Crazy Wow, tracking Obrigado from second over, edged three wide and trotted by Jl Cruze to take the lead before Flanagan Memory and Brian Sears rushed down the course to grab command. Crazy Wow took second, while Jl Cruze held third.   A six-year-old horse by Kadabra out of the Yankee Glide mare Classy Stacy, Flanagan Memory won his 18th race in 65 tries, compiling $1,163,070 for owners Liette Flanagan and trainer Rene Dion. He paid $5.00 to win.   "I was real happy to be third over," Brian Sears said. "I was just hoping Mark [MacDonald on Obrigado] went out a little bit and didn't wait too long for Ake [Svanstedt on Centurion Atm] to make a decision. This horse loves to finish up in the last quarter, so we were in a good position."   "He has gotten better and better through the years. I was fortunate to drive him a year ago and win the [John] Cashman at the Meadowlands. He was a little disappointing in Canada a couple of weeks ago [in the Maple Leaf Trot], but I'm glad we're going in on a positive note; we have the International Trot coming up."   Flanagan Memory     By Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile

Allerage Farms will sell seven trotting bred yearlings at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall. The harness racing videos on these four colts and three fillies have been posted for your viewing pleasure on the farm website.   Featured in the consignment are three Pennsylvania eligibles, a Donato Hanover half sister to Breeders Crown winner Kadealia and a pair of Cantab Hall colts from the accomplished mares Jezzy and Magenta Hall.   New Ideal's very first foal was Kadealia and her 2016 yearling filly, named Donatosideal, will sell near the end of the sale's opening night as hip number 91. It may be prudent to stick around for her, she's a beauty.   Hip number 211, Hall That Jezz, is just the second foal and first colt from the Empire Breeders Classic winning Jezzy, whose 2016 two-year-old filly is currently racing.   Magenta Hall was a multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner and Magenta Magnet (hip #218) is her first Cantab. She's produced the winners of nearly $1 million from four previous surviving foals including the 2013 Yonkers Trot winner Deweycolorintheline and early season sensation Magenta Man.   The Allerage Lexington yearlings will sell under the Northwood Bloodstock banner at the Fasig -Tipton Sales Pavillion from October 4-8.   From Allerage Farms      

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (June 1, 2016) - In its continuing effort to attract younger harness racing fans to the racetrack and engage them in playing the races, the Meadowlands Racetrack is offering a free handicapping contest exclusively for fans age 30 and under. The contest will take place Friday, June 3 and offers a $5,000 total prize pool, sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms. Last year's inaugural 30-and-under contest featured a field of 52 competitors. "It is essential that we reach out to a younger audience in the harness racing industry," said Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural. "The average age of our customers as a whole continues to grow older. That is a big problem. At The Meadowlands we are in the unique position of attracting a younger audience with many of the amenities we offer including our rooftop terrace, Victory Sports Bar, and our full schedule of special events." Fans may register up until 7:00 p.m. on the night of the contest. There is no entry fee. The contest format requires players to make a mythical $2 "across the board" wager on one horse in races 2 - 11 at the Meadowlands. The winner is determined by the player that amasses the largest mythical bankroll from their selections. All contest participants will also be treated to free hot dogs, hamburgers and other grill items plus soft drinks and water on Victory Terrace, the popular rooftop area at the Meadowlands. Complete contest rules and information can be found by visiting www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

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