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As soon as champion harness racing driver Ron Pierce drove We Will See onto the track for Sunday's (July 3) $500,000 Ben Franklin for older pacers at Harrah's Chester, he had a good feeling. "His first three steps onto the track, I knew this horse was good today," Pierce said. "When I scored him down I knew he was good."

Harrah's Chester and the U.S. Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering program are offering a $20,000 guaranteed exacta pool for today's $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace. Estimated post time for the race, No. 12 on the harness racing card, is 4:20 p.m. Also, the Sunday Pick-4 guarantee at Chester, races 7 through 10, has been increased to $7,500 beginning today.

A pair of hotly contested $50,000 eliminations for the fifth edition of the Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace headlined the Sunday (June 26) harness racing action at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, with Aracache Hanover and Won the West prevailing in their respective splits.

What third generation horseman Brian Sears hasn't achieved in harness racing - quite simply isn't worth achieving. He drove his first winner during his high school days and now at the age of 43 he's still racking up daily winners like he eats hot meals.

Entering last weekend's $102,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational Pace, Won The West was in the midst of a slump unlike any of his career. He made quick work of ending it. Won The West equaled the fastest mile in Canadian harness racing history by winning the Gold Cup in 1:47.2 on June 18.

The greatest ever pacing stallion Mister Big has arrived in Australia. The plane touched down yesterday (Tuesday) carrying a list of top pacing shuttle stallions, none better than this world beater. He will head to quarantine immediately, before heading to his home for the next 6 months at Stallion Station.

A look back at the Meadowlands Pace, Stanley Dancer Trot, and Ben Franklin, including exclusive video interviews, will be the featured portions of this Thursday's episode of "Eye on Harness Racing," the U.S. Trotting Association's weekly online video magazine, which will be made available at approximately 3 p.m., eastern.

In 2007, it was Boulder Creek by a neck. In 2008, it was Artistic Fella pulling away. This year's $500,000 Ben Franklin held Sunday (July 18) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack saw Tim Tetrick take his third renewal of the race, driving Brittany Farms and the Brian Monieson Revocable Trust's Vintage Master ($8.00) to an off-the-pace 1:49.0 harness racing victory.

Vintage Master (Tim Tetrick) took the longest possible way around the track, racing in behind the favorite Shark Gesture, before popping out at the top of the stretch to win the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace for older pacers by a length in 1:49 on Sunday (July 18) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.

Driver reaction in the wake of the three eliminations for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace raced this past weekend, a look at the Ben Franklin Eliminations and an update on the USTA's Back to the Track promotion are in this Thursday's episode of "Eye on Harness Racing," the U.S. Trotting Association's weekly online video magazine, which will be made available at approximately 3 p.m., eastern.

Last year, as a 3-year-old, the harness racing pacer Vintage Master was among the dominant colts in his division. This year, he's stepped up against the best older horses in the sport and it's a whole new scene.

Shark Gesture, coming off his Ben Franklin Pace elimination victory, remained in the No. 1 spot in this week's Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top 10 Poll while fellow harness racing giant Rock N Roll Heaven moved from fourth to second thanks to his 1:47.3 Meadowlands Pace elim win.

Shark Gesture and Vintage Master prevailed in their respective $50,000 Ben Franklin eliminations on Sunday (July 11) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.

Although Shark Gesture has garnered much of the attention in Sunday's Ben Franklin eliminations, harness racing trainer Ron Burke is looking to make quite a bit of noise with his three entrants in the race. Foiled Again and Won the West both drew into the second elimination, which will be contested as race 12 on the Sunday program.

After setting track records at Tioga Downs and Hoosier Park in his two most recent starts, harness racing giant Shark Gesture heads to Harrah's Chester for Sunday's (July 11) Ben Franklin Pace eliminations.

Former champion New Zealand pacer Auckland Reactor N will bypass Sunday's (June 13) big $228,000 Bettor's Delight stakes race at Tioga Downs in favour of a lesser quality harness racing event at Harrah's Chester on the same day.

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