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Trois-Rivieres, QC - Last year was a banner season for the harness racing pacer, Requested, who was the winningest horse of the season at the Hippodrome 3R and now makes his 2019 debut Sunday. The six-year-old stallion by Badlands Hanover posted eight wins in his 12 starts last year for owner and trainer, Jean Ducharme of Crabtree. All of his starts were at the Hippodrome 3R. On Sunday Requested starts from the second tier in post nine in the eighth race Preferred-Handicapped Pace and will be driven by Simon Delisle. Requested's normal driver, Francis Picard, is committed to driver Outlaw Turn N Burn (post 4). It will most certainly not be a walk in the park for Requested as he faces stiff competition from HP Patriote (post five) and Surf Report (post eight). A former Quebec-Bred Series Champion, HP Patriote is trained by Gerard Demers for the GLD, Inc. Stable and Claude Hamel. The eight-year-old gelded by Vintage Master is shipping back to the Hippodrome 3R off an impressive 1:54 triumph at Rideau Carleton Raceway's five-eighths mile track. It was his third win this season. Surf Report is unbeaten in his first two starts at the Hippodrome 3R with Tyler Jones in the sulky. They have teamed together for owner-trainer Francis Guillemettel of Trois-Rivieres and make a formattable pair. A seven-year-old gelding by Sportswriter, Surf Report has four wins this year. Last week he was super impressive with Jones, holding the field at bay the entire one-mile race, winning by three and one-half lengths in 1:55. Surf Report has won both his last two starts on the front end and with having to start from the far outside in post eight, may be expected to go after the lead again. H3R regular, Bali, goes from post seven and other contenders include Windsun Cheyenne (post 6) and Rose Run Slider (post 3). The seventh race Preferred Handicapped Trot features the return of longshot winner, Jamigo, from post six. Last week, when the two favorites went off-stride, Jamigo kept his cool and went on to win with ease at nearly 20-1 odds, paying $41.50 to win. Jamingo will take on Upvote Hanover (post 5), Holiday Party (post 7) and Rocky Boy (post 8). Track Notes: The Hippodrome 3R will start Friday night racing next week on May 24 with first race post time at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Cracklin Rosie won her second straight Tuesday at The Meadows, rallying again to erase a substantial deficit and capture the harness racing $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace. Cracklin Rosie was fourth by 4-1/2 lengths when she followed the first-over cover of Shesasmokinlady. The 5-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover-Honey's Bud Lite roared wide through the stretch for Jim Pantaleano to catch the leader, Circle The Page, and down her by a length in 1:55.2 over a "good" surface. McDazzle finished third. Scott Betts trains Cracklin Rosie, who now boasts $235,846 in career earnings, for Timothy Betts, Stephen Moss, Nicholas Catalano and Pedro Baez III. Dan Charlino, Aaron Merriman, Dave Palone, Mike Wilder and Pantaleano each piloted a pair of winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, when the program features a $1,704.60 carryover in the Pick 5 and a $716.30 carried-over jackpot in the Super Hi-Five. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Last by 8 lengths at the half, Cracklin Rosie followed a line of cover to the final turn, then roared wide through the lane to capture Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Cracklin Rosie was third in a cover flow that seemed excessive. But when Jim Pantaleano tipped her wide for the drive, she showed she's no "store-bought woman" -- as Neil Diamond's 1970 chart-topper Cracklin Rosie had it -- and erased the last 3-1/2 lengths of her deficit, scoring in 1:55.4 over a sloppy surface. Jewels Forreal shot the Lightning Lane for second, 1-1/2 lengths back, while the first-over McDazzle finished third. Scott Betts trains the 5-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover-Honey's Bud Lite, who extended her career bankroll to $225,846, for Tim Betts, Stephen Moss, Nicholas Catalano and Pedro Baez III. It was one of three wins on the 13-race card for Pantaleano. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It was just last week that the two-year-old harness racing filly named Behavenmyself was a maiden, having yet to win a race in seven starts. Then she raced last Sunday and history was made. Competing in the opening round of the new Quebec Plus Series at H3R, Behavenmyself and driver Pascal Berube tore off after the lead and got it by the opening quarter and duo never looked back, winning in a romp by ten open lengths in 1:56.2. The clocking made for a new track record for two-year-old pacing fillies and now Behavenmyself is back for the second round of the series and race fans will be out to see if she can repeat her track record effort. Sired by Badland's Hanover, Behavenmyself will start from post five for trainer and co-owner Gerald Demers of GLD Inc. of St-Andre-Avelin, who selected the filly last year at the London Sale. "Last year, in London, I bought this filly by Badlands Hanover," Demers said. "My girlfriend and I every year let ourselves be seduced by one of the yearlings in the sale. In 2017, it was her, Behavenmyself, and I paid $15,000 to get her. "My friend Jean-Roch (Marois) had told me before the auction," Demers explained." That he would go in with me for the colt or filly of my choice. What was done. I liked her conformation very much. She was already 18 months old and built like a racehorse. "In addition, I have had a lot of success in the past with the Badland Hanover's as older horses," Demers said," but I had never had a young colt or filly by this stallion. "It was me who trained her early on and because she had a lot of stakes in Ontario," Demers said. "I sent her to my sister-in-law, Isabelle Darveau, for the racing season. "The successes," Demers said "I must admit, were below expectations, which explains why we decided to register her for H3R in the new Québec Plus Series. A move that we do not regret of course. "She's not a big eater," Demers explained. "except when she's at home. We must believe that she was used to us and she had difficulty adapting to the outside. One thing is certain, here she is in good shape and should make another big mile on Sunday." It's won't be a walk in the part this week for Behavenmyself. Starting from post eight is the Mach Three colt, Dernier Essai, who was a strong winner last week for trainer Maxime Velaye. He wired the field in 1:58.2 and will be driven again by Pierre Luc Roy. Other contenders include Angelo Benjo (post six) and Esprit Dequipe (post one). For one of the few times this season there is a Preferred Pace just for mares in the fourth race and featured are two of the best mares to have raced at H3R this season. Rainbow Palace will be taking on Wild River Swan in a rare meeting of the quality race mares. Rainbow Palace is perhaps the top pacing mares at H3R. The last few seasons she has raced mainly against the top male pacers at the track with good success. She starts from post three for driver Francis Picard and last week was able to wire the field at H3R in 1:55.1. Wild River Swan starts alongside Rainbow Palace in post four and will be driven by Jocelyn Gendron. She is the full sister to Quebec Champion Wildriverbumblebee and has won three of her last four starts and two-in-a-row at H3R. Last week the daughter of Sportswriter wired the field in the finals of the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit in 1:57 and the prior week also won in 1:56.4. There is also a Handicap Preferred Trot in race eight that features past winners Capteur De Reve (post three), Rocky Boy (post two) and two return winners moving up in class, R Rkadabra (post six) and Missonoftheheart (post seven), who is going for her fourth straight win. All the action at H3R gets underway at 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The new Quebec Plus Series kicked off at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday with two divisions for two-year-old pacers and a track record was set in the series. The new series is only for those horses eligible to the Quebec Series that did not earn more than $7,500 as of September 10, 2018. In the eighth race second division, it was a cavalry charge for the early lead as Esprit Dequipe (Pierre Luc Roy) was in front early with Majeyca (Sylvain Lacaille) on the outside going for the lead. Then from the outside three-wide came the 1/9 race favorite Behavenmyself and driver Pascal Berube and they cleared to the lead by the opening quarter mile in :28.4. Behavenmyself then led the field through fractions of :58.4 and 1:28.1 with no one able to keep up with the filly. Then in the stretch Behavenmyself opened up on the field, winning by an impressive ten lengths in 1:56.2, a new track record. Esprit Dequipe was second with D Gs Fairystars (Stephane Brosseau) third. The previous track record for two-year-old pacing fillies was 1:56.4 set by Yaris Bayama in 2016. Sired by Badlands Hanover, Behavenmyself is trained by Gerard Demers. It was her maiden victory after eight starts, mainly in the Ontario Grassroots Series. She is owned by Les Ecuries GLD, inc. of St-Andre-Avelin with Jean Roch Marois of St-Joachim-De-Shefford and paid just $2.10 to win. The victory was one of three on the afternoon for driver Pascal Berube. The sixth race, first division of the Quebec Plus Series, saw Dernier Essai and driver Pierre Luc Roy able to lead from start to finish in 1:58.2 by two lengths over Blackjack Soleil (Claude Beausoleil) with Angelo Benjo (Pascal Berube) third. It was the maiden victory for Dernier Essai, a colt by Mach Three, who is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $3.60 to win. The seventh race Open Handicap Trot saw Holiday Party ($7.40) and driver Pascal Berube able to lead from start to finish with an easy three length triumph in 1:58.2. Seeyou Men and driver Jocelyn Gendron caused interference in the race, breaking stride while going for the lead on the first turn. Holiday Party and 44-1 Holiday Spirit (Stephane Brosseau) cleared the incident and then raced first and second the rest of the race. Capteur De Reve (Pierre Luc Roy) was third. It was the fifth win this year for Holiday Party, who is trained by Isabelle Binet and owned by the Groupe Holiday Party Partnership of Portneul. Track Notes: Driver Francis Picard had the hot hands at H3R, leading all drivers with four winners on the afternoon program. With three wins from his stable on Sunday, Francis Richard took the lead in the training standing with 15 wins, Michel Allard is now in second with 13 and Maxime Velaye is third with 12 wins. Next Sunday, the Hippodrome 3R will host the 2018 Quebec Regional Fair Finals with ten championship races and more than $40,000 in purses. Post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Rail control could prove to be the path to the winner's circle in the Saturday evening preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Saturday program kicks off at 6 P.M. at the capital oval with Red Magician leaving from post 1 for driver Adam Merner. Melissa Rennie trains the son of Badlands Hanover for owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. Red Magician is fresh off a third place finish in this class while pacing in 1:55.3 and both the pacers that defeated him that day are not in this Saturday class. The $2,350 race is the Aleisha DeRoche Celebration Pace and Zero Rate is also in the group while dropping out of the Governor's Plate series in Summerside and gets Ken Murphy in the bike for trainer Michael Gallant. Rockin Indy is a newcomer to East Coast racing and gets post 5 in his debut for driver Walter Cheverie and new owner-trainer Troy Murray of Clyde River. Race analyst Les MacIsaac "Red Magician is racing as well as he ever has just four starts into the season and should be just about where he wants to be from a conditioning standpoint," MacIsaac said. "Rail control will provide him with the opportunity to cut it or sit and stalk and either of those scenarios could see him get it all." Other preferred pace entries are Perfect Escape (Driven by Ron Matheson), Give Em Heck (Drew Neill) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell). Race 7 is in memory of Gary "Prunes" Campbell with a $2,100 purse and stake and Big Surf riding an undefeated streak into the event. David Dowling picks up the catch driving call behind Big Surf as the Warren Grove driver is seven wins shy of the 1,000 win plateau. He will look to add to those totals with Big Surf from post 3 for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Other top entries include Heart And Soul (Cheverie) and Likely To Win (Merner). The Saturday program will be part of National Caretakers Appreciation Day with grooms for each horse announced during the post parade and entered for prize draws along with special certificates of recognition. For race replays and promotional information including the $100,000 Dash For Cash go to www.Redshores.ca. Mando Fun Favoured In Summerside Feature SUMMERSIDE, PE - An evenly matched field of six will contest the Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. A total of 12 races will be contested on the afternoon program starting at 1 P.M. including the race 11 $2,200 featured event with six entries. The tight knit group has race secretary Gerard Smith giving the advantage to post 6 entry Mando Fun as the 5-2 morning line favourite. Norris Rogers is in the bike this week for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Old Buck was awarded the win in his latest start after finishing second and being placed forward to give him four wins from his last five starts. The son of Ameripan Gigolo will leave from post 4 this week for trainer Alan MacDonald with David Dowling picking up the catch driving call in the absence of regular pilot Jason Hughes, who is competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. Race analyst Bo Ford puts his faith in Mando Fun in spite of his post position disadvantage. "Mando Fun has had a string of bad luck over his last three or four races, and even today he draws the outside, but on paper he is still the one to beat," Ford said. Other Sunday afternoon featured entries include Offshore Cowboy (Driven by Dale Spence), One Tough Nerd (Ken Murphy), Artist List (Adam Merner) and KD Overdrive (Stephen Mason). The back-up pace has a field of six pacers putting their noses on the gate in race 9 for a $1,800 purse. Instant Shadow is the morning line choice from post 4 for trainer Sifroi Melanson and New Brunswick owners Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakerburn and Robert Kyle of Calhoun. Ryan Desroche picks up the drive this week behind Instant Shadow. Other top entries include Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell) and Pictonian Storm (Austin Sorrie). The Sunday afternoon card is part of National Caretakers Appreciation Day with grooms for each horse announced during the post parade and entered for prize draws along with special certificates of recognition. For race replays and promotional information including the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - At the end of the harness racing season at the Hippodrome 3R, there is a big party and a celebration honoring the leading horses, horsemen and women from the season. Included in these honors is the winningest horse of the year award and right now the horse with the best shot of claiming that title is Requested, who tries for his fourth victory at H3R this season in the fourth race pace. Owned and trained by Jean Ducharme of Crabtree, Requested was winless last season at age four, but has found new life and speed and the winner's circle in 2018. In just four starts this year, Requested, a stallion by Badlands Hanover, has already notched three wins and one second place finish and now has a new lifetime mark of 1:55.3, quite different from his lone qualifying win last year of 2:03.1. Requested goes from post four in the fourth race Sunday and will have driver Francis Picard once again in the sulky. Tabbed as the race favorite, Requested has this year shown that he can race and win from both on and off the pace. His other victories were both in 1:56.2. His main rivals in the race include return winner, Rock Camroller (post 5), who won last week for drier Marie Claude Auger in 1:56.2, Fortune Fella (post 7) and Take The Deal (post 1). The main event takes place in the seventh race pace where three return winners headline the field. Washington Hanover goes from the rail for driver Pascal Berube and last week the ten-year-old gelded son of Real Artist was in prime shape, getting a perfect two-hole trip from Berube and turning it into a 1:55 score. Rainbow Palace, the lone mare in the field, who once again is back in peak form at age six, goes from post two for driver Francis Picard and is coming off a 1:55.2 triumph last week and two starts before that won at H3R in 1:55. Matts Phil is the third return winner and goes from post eight for driver Pierre Luc Roy, who last week drove the eight-year-old Shanghai Phil gelding to a 1:57.1 triumph. Also, to watch out for in the race is Hooter Shooter from post seven. He had won two straight, the fastest in 1:55 for driver Stephane Gendron until finishing third last week. Other contenders include Jann And Dean (post 3) and Onyx VA (post 4) in the well-matched field. TRACK NOTES: Due to a lack of entries, management at H3R was forced to cancel the live race card for Tuesday, June 19. This program will be made up on Sunday, November 25. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm for the eight race program. A free race program is available by visiting www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The pacers are in the limelight at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening headlined by Hooter Shooter going for his third straight win in the 7th race feature. Starting from post nine in the second tier, Hooter Shooter has been red hot for trainer and co-owner Marc Andre Simoneau and Jean Fontaine, both of Trois-Rivieres. A five-year-old gelded son of Badlands Hanover, Hooter Shooter will be driven by Stephane Gendron. In his last two starts, Hooter Shooter seems to not get out of the gate too fast but makes up for it once he gets into gear. In both victories he has come first-over before the half mile marker and by the three-quarters he has the lead and then draws off from the field. He has won his last two starts by a combined total of nine lengths, the fastest a 1:55 triumph last week. Starting from the rail is Appleby Hanover and driver Tyler Jones, the son of Dustin Jones. Young Jones is slowly making a name for himself at H3R, mainly because of Appleby Hanover. This stallion by Well Said, has won two of his last three starts, the fastest a 1:55.1 lifetime mark for owner and trainer, Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit, the father of Rene Allard. Other contenders in the field include Highpoint Chip (post two), Sportsranger (post five) and the always close Fortune Fella (post seven) who has four second place finishes in his six starts this year. Post time is 6:30 pm Tuesday. Also, of note, is that the three-year-old Quebec Champion from last year, Wildriverbumblebee, will make his 2018 debut at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. Wildriverbumblebee is also eligible for the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, August 19. For a free race program for Tuesday or more information about the Hippodrome 3R, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Andreios Kardia (Aaron Byron) wins the Open Pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on a special Sunday night card (May 27). Chantepleure (Drew Monti) zoomed to the front and controlled all the early fractions (:26.0, :54.0, 1:21.3) Andreios Kardia ($6.40), who is owned by Ina Madill and trained by Jeff Byron, found himself third at the halftime mark. The two-time defending pacer of the year at Tioga Downs, charged first over just before the three-quarter mark. He took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late rush by the second place finisher, Time Out I'm Tired (John MacDonald). Finishing third was Lauxmont Capri (Jim Taggart Jr.). Andreios Kardia, a 7-year-old gelding by Badlands Hanover, finished the mile in 1:50.2. It was his third win of the season and the 29th time he has been in the winner's circle in his career. Aaron Byron had two more winners on the night. His first win came with Joe's Life ($5.60), who is owned by Rocco Stebbins and trained by Joe Skowyra. His other win came with Frontier Seelster ($9.50). The 4-year-old gelding is owned by Cody Hawkins and trained by Doug Bowins. Fans received patriotic red, white and blue hats and enjoyed fire works after racing. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 1) at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Badlands Delight the past three weeks managed to get just a taste of the pie with second and third place finishes.   But on Wednesday night (May 23) in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,200 Open II Pace for the ladies, she was able to collect the biggest slice of the purse with a convincing 1-1/4 length victory over Hey Kobe in a seasonal best 1:55.0 over the fast track.   Starting from the rail, Badlands Delight and driver Jim Morrill Jr. made sure they weren't going to lose the advantageous draw as they reach in quarter pole in :28,0, parking out Double Down Jo along the way.   With middle splits of :56.4 and 1:26.0, the pace-setting Badlands Delight ($7.60) got into high gear around the final turn and opened up a two length edge and never looked back. Hey Kobe (Ray Fisher Jr.) won the battle for the minor spoils with a second place finish while Aritzia Hanover (Billy Davis Jr.) was third.   Owned by Samuel Smith and trained by Gerry Sarama, the 6-year-old mare Badlands Delight (Badlands Hanover-Colada Blue Chip) has now been victorious three times in 16 appearances in 2018. The win pushed her seasonal earnings to $24,692 and $106,872 lifetime.   There were a trio of 14-year-olds who found the winner's circle in Buffalo Raceway's 12-race program.   Leading the way was the 14-year-old mare Quicksilvercandy A ($2.20) who registered her 12th win in 15 tries this season with a 1:56.0 decision in a $8,400 optional claimer. She has finished no worse than second this year.   Quicksilvercandy A (Ray Fisher Jr.) is now tied for the top spot in the United States for the most victories in 2018 with Walks Of Life who also has 12 wins but with three more starts.   The other 'old-timers' to win were Wynsum Magic ($7.00) and Rush Rules ($12.20).   Morrill Jr. and Fisher Jr. each completed the evening with three victories each while John Cummings Jr. added a double. Ryan Swift and Gerry Sarama each conditioned two winners.   Racing will resume on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with a 13-race program slated.   For more information including the latest news, upcoming promotions, simulcast schedule, race replays, results and entries, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

Andreios Kardia with harness racing driver Aaron Byron in the bike takes the Open 1 Pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Monday (August 14). Marty Monkhouser A (Scott Coulter) would take the lead and control all the early fractions :27.1, :55.0, 1:22.3. Andreios Kardia (Badlands Hanover), who is owned by Ina Madill and trained by Jeffrey Byron, would charge out first over and take the lead at the top of the stretch. Fireyourguns (Jim Meittinis), always likes to be on the lead but would use a different strategy on this night by coming from off the pace. He would battle Andreios Kardia ($5.00) all the way down the stretch. Andreios Kardia would win for the fourth time this season, getting a victory in 1:50.3. Fireyourguns (American Ideal) would settle for second with Time Out I'm Tired (Mike SImons) would finish third. John MacDonald, Scott Coulter, and Mike Merton would all win to apiece on the night. MacDonald won with Prince Adiran ($6.10) and Machmemackie ($3.20. Coulter got victories with Lyons Johnny ($25.40) and Spirit Shadow ($17.60). Merton won with Cabo Real ($5.10) ad Tyler ($4.10. Tioga Downs returns to live action on Friday (August 18) at6:50 p.m. There will be no racing on Saturday because of the LeAnn Rimes concert. For more information please go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs    

Andreios Kardia and harness racing driver Aaron Byron win the Open Pace ($10,000) at Tioga Downs on Sunday (August 6). Time Out I'm Tired (Jim Marohn Jr.) would fly out to lead and carve out all the early fractions :28.1, :56.2, 124.4. Andreios Kardia (Badlands Hanover) would climb out of the three hole and go first over, trading blows with Time Out I'm Tired (second), all the way down the stretch. Andreios Kardia ($4.60) would prevail in the end with a 1:52.0 mile. The 6 year-old gelding would win for the third time this season and getting career victory number 22. Dash Of Danger (Jim Meittinis) would finish third best. Vernon Downs leading driver John MacDonald would continue his great weekend. He had 13 victories in three days at Vernon. He would add two more at Tioga downs on Sunday. He would first take Machmemackie ($7.80) to victory after making a late move in the stretch to win in 1:51.4. "J-Mac" would win again in the last race of the afternoon leading Charmbro Curiosity ($12.20) to the winner's circle. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (August 11) at 6:50. The track from Nichols, NY, will welcome the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting colts. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs

Big N Bad (Badlands Hanover) toughed out a first over journey to score in the Saturday night harness racing Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Buzzy Sholty-trained pacer wound up moving to the outside of longshot leader Race Me Rocky (Phil Fluet) heading to the half in the $13,000 Open. Big N Bad fought gamely in a third quarter that was paced in 27.2 before wearing down the leader. After surging into command, Big N Bad was met with the challenge of the favored Givenupdreaming (Frank Coppola Jr) before holding off that bid and stopping the timer in 1:51.3 over a track labeled 'sloppy.' Givenupdreaming came up second best while Stevensville (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. Big N Bad, who was piloted to the win by Wally Hennessey, paid $19.40 to win and led an exacta and triple that came back $81.50 and $373.50, respectively. Hennessey, who won the driving title at Pompano Park in Florida this year, has made a big impact upon returning to the Spa. The Hall of Famer piloted five winners on the Saturday card. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee set to begin at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Who Says That skimmed the pylons and that ground saving journey proved to be the difference in the $10,000 Open Pace for the harness racing mares at Buffalo Raceway on a snowy Wednesday night (Feb. 15).   Using the passing lane, Who Says That (Shawn Gray) held back the late-charging Wanna Rock N Roll (Drew Monti) by a half length while Looney Dune (Ben McNeil) finished in third.   At the start, Looney Dune set the pace by posting times of 29.0, 58.2 and 1:28.4. Turning for the wire, the first over Honor Roll got the lead but started to falter. Who Says That in the meantime dipped into the passing lane and rallied to get victory in 1:58.4.   Co-owned by Vogel and Wags Nags Stable, Christopher Shambo and Jack Rice, the 6-year-old Who Says That (Badlands Hanover-Powercorp) is trained by Maria Rice. It was the first victory in six tries this season for Who Says That, now a winner of $9,350 in 2017 and $103,478 lifetime.   McNeil helped throw a monkey wrench in the Pick-5 as he registered a double by driving Aritzia ($13.80) and Get The Look ($40.80) to victories. Larry Stalbaum helped out as well he took Power Off to a $37.80 decision to kick off the sequence.   With the big prices, Buffalo Raceway will have a $3,359 carryover in the Pick-5 heading into Friday night's 12-race card that begins at 5 p.m. The Pick-5 starts in the second race.   Truman Gale had the largest win price of the night as he drove Paltrow Blue Chip to the $105.00 victory.   Gray finished the evening with a driving triple while Stalbaum and Ray Fisher Jr. doubled.   Gerry Sarama and Jeff Amann each recorded two training victories.   For more information on Buffalo Raceway including the latest news, race replays, results and upcoming promotions, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

Batavia, NY---On a night not fit for man nor beast, Shawn Gray and Who Says That overcame a day-long deluge of rain along with five fit harness racing female pacers to win the $9,500 Open mares featured pace at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Oct. 21). Gray took Who Says That off the gate and tucked her in fifth along the pylons and was content to sit off the pace to the half as My Tallia Ideal (Dave McNeight III) smoked that fraction in :57.4 over the rain-soaked track. At that point, Who Says That pulled and coaxed cover in the outer flow from last week's Open winner, Dontch Remember (Jim Morrill Jr.) as the field passed the five-eighths marker and motored up the backside. When it became evident that Dontch Remember would not pace on, Gray tipped Who Says That three deep and proceeded to advance expeditiously. Fourth, third, second and finally first at the head of the lane; Who Says That splashed away from the competition and opened up a five length lead before hitting the wire a wrapped-up winner in 1:57. My Tallia Ideal was second and the recently claimed Kaitlyn Akeeper (Kevin Cummings) brushed up to be third. Although it was the first win for Who Says That ($10.60) since August 10, it was also her eleventh win of the year overall. The 5-year-old Badlands Hanover mare has now earned $57,557 in 2016 for owners Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Chris Shambo and Jack Rice. The winner is trained by Maria Rice. Maria Rice had a very profitable night at Batavia Friday as she conditioned three winners on the card. Besides Who Says That, she also sent Southwind Serenity ($5.70) and Lucky Pablo ($3.50) to the winners circle. Shawn Gray scored a driving triple teaming all of Rice's entries. Ray Fisher Jr. also drove three winners, two of which were trained by John Hallett, who scored a stable double. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 22) with the first post set at 6:15 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs  

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 10 - The annual Ontario Sired Autumn Series got underway Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack with harness racing two-year-old pacing fillies squaring off. Sheer Talent rallied from off the pace to defeat nine rivals in the $16,000 first leg for driver Jonathan Drury and trainer Carmen Auciello. The lead changed hands several times during the early stages of Monday's contest. Sports Leader, who was parked for three-eighths, finally cleared to the front ahead of Manhattan Play, the even-money favourite, and led the field by the half :56.4. Manhattan Play popped the pocket and circled back to command on the far turn to pace by three-quarters in 1:27. Sheer Talent, who got away eighth, got into the outer flow on the far turn and sat third-over, five lengths from the front turning for home. Daenerys Hanover, who was first up at three-quarters, pressed at Manhattan Play in the lane, while Sports Leader was also in the mix. However, Sheer Talent had the most pace of any filly in the lane and rocketed by on the far outside to win by a length and a quarter in 1:56.2. Daenerys Hanover finished second, while Sports Leader finished half a length ahead of Manhattan Play for third. A daughter of Badlands Hanover, Sheer Talent now has three wins in 10 starts this season. The rookie pacing filly was purchased for $20,000 at last year's Forest City Yearling Sale and has banked $29,700 in her first season for owner Robert Burgess. A $2 win ticket on Sheer Talent returned $8. In order to be eligible to the Ontario Sired Autumn Series, the two-year-old pacing fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 as of September 30, 2016. The rookie pacing fillies will meet up again next Monday (October 17) for round two. Autumn Series action continues Tuesday with two first round divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies. Mark McKelvie

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