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When the eliminations for the Armbro Flight and Elegantimage stakes are held this weekend at Mohawk Racetrack, harness racing trainer Nifty Norman will send out the horse that won the Hambletonian Oaks last season and another he hopes can win the Oaks this year.

After sharing the victory in her Armbro Flight Stakes elimination for older trotting mares last weekend with O'Brien Award winner China Pearls, Pembroke Heat Wave claimed sole ownership of the harness racing stakes trophy on Saturday (June 16) at Mohawk.

The sport's top trotting mares stormed into Mohawk on Friday evening to contest a pair of $50,000 Armbro Flight eliminations. Harness racing driver Doug McNair found the winner's circle in both eliminations with Pembroke Heat Wave and Action Broadway.

Buck I St Pat, three-time defending Trotting Mare of the Year, has been retired, according to co-owner Howard Taylor. Buck I St Pat, three-time defending Trotting Mare of the Year, has been retired, according to co-owner Howard Taylor.

Action Broadway pulled a harness racing shocker in the $349,000 Armbro Flight Stakes final Saturday evening at Mohawk. Sent off at 27-1, the Virgil Morgan Jr.-trained mare captured her eighth victory of the season in 1:53.3.

World-class harness racing, hockey and a chance to 'Bet it to Get it' is what fans can look forward to this Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Racing enthusiasts will be treated to a heavily staked 13-race program, featuring the $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot, $385,000 Roses Are Red, $349,000 Armbro Flight, and four Canadian Breeders Championship finals.

Mark MacDonald is one tough cookie. Most harness racing drivers would give the game away after breaking every bone in their face which required eight screws and three plates and then having their nose rebuilt. That's not to mention eye and shoulder operations as well.

Ron Burke believes less is more when it comes to Buck I St Pat. So after watching the 8-year-old trotting mare knock heads with the harness racing boys through the early part of this season, the trainer plans to point Buck I St Pat toward stakes races against the ladies the rest of the way.

Fourteen trotting mares battled in a pair of Armbro Flight eliminations Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Two aged beauties stole the spotlight and earned the right to select their post position for next week's $349,000 harness racing final.

When Autumn Escapade lines up behind the gate for her $50,000 Armbro Flight elimination on Friday evening at Mohawk, David Miller, her harness racing driver and owner, will be in the unfamiliar position of observer, watching from the driver's room at The Meadowlands in New Jersey.

On Saturday at Mohawk Raceway, there will be a single elimination for the Roses Are Red Stakes. Three pacing mares have accepted a bye to the $385,000 harness racing final based on highest money earnings: Anndrovette, Warrawee Koine and Chancey Lady.

Buck I St Pat delivered as expected to take the harness racing $376,000 Armbro Flight Stakes final at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. The race was contested despite a lengthy power outage which occurred just prior to the race.

Autumn Escapade ran her unbeaten harness racing streak to three in capturing Friday night's single $50,000 elimination for this year's Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares at Mohawk Racetrack.

Lavec Dream pulled off a 45-1 upset tonight in the $360,700 Armbro Flight Stakes for mature trotting mares, coming four-wide to win in 1:53.1. Favoured Buck I St Pat, with Tim Tetrick driving, led the field from the half-mile marker, but when fatigue set in in deep stretch, she was overtaken by a platoon of late-charging mares, including Autumn Escapade (Trevor Ritchie) and Lantern Kronos (Andy Miller).

World champion Buck I St Pat turned in a 1:53.3 clocking to take the fastest of two $50,000 eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other split went to Autumn Escapade who notched her first win of the 2009 season with a solid 1:54.1 victory.

Falls For You turned in an impressive two-move effort to capture the $361,225 Armbro Flight Final for older trotting mares Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:53.4 and, in the process, became the newest member of harness racing's millionaire's club.

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