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STONEBORO, PA - The amazing two-year-old pacing filly Lazy Day Hanover is now the co-winningest horse among all North American Standardbreds in 2020 when she remained undefeated in eleven fair starts with a 2:00.4 victory at the Stoneboro Fair in the northwest Pennsylvania town Thursday during Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes competition. The daughter of Betting Line - Lazan Hanover has her total of eleven victories this campaign presently matched by seven other horses racing throughout the continent. She is the only two-year-old with eleven wins, and among the eight tied horses, she has the fewest seasonal starts at thirteen. The UDR/UTR of co-owners David Brickell and Mitchell York are certainly benefiting by the divisional domination of Lazy Day Hanover and her stablemate Tiamogonedancin. The latter, a daughter of A Rocknroll Dance - Tiamo, is unbeaten in seven fair outings, and her 1:59.4 time at Stoneboro makes her the sectional season's leader at the Keystone fairs. The fastest baby trot on the Thursday card came from the Southwind Frank - Wheely Quick gelding Killer Instinct, who went in 2:04.4 for his seventh win on the Pennsylvania twicearounds, with Wayne Long driving for trainer Bob Rougeaux III and the ownership of Brocious Racing Stable Inc. and Lone Wolf Stable. The three-year-olds raced on Friday, and trainer/driver Roger Hammer swept the "glamour division" colt pace events. In one of them, he guided Bipbopnallie to a 1:58.2 for the meet's fastest time, and for the Artspeak gelding's eighth victory in nine fairs starts, and tenth overall on the season - one behind the continental lead that Lazy Day Hanover shares. The streaking sophomore, unraced at two, is owned by Leblanc Racing Inc., Count De Money Stable, and William Lutz Jr. Another Stoneboro winner with ten 2020 wins is the A Rocknroll Dance filly Dream Dancing, undefeated in nine fair outings - and no points if you guessed she is from Team Brickell / York. Her 2:02.1 victory was only the third-fastest victory in her division, though - the Captaintreacherous filly Rydia Hanover won in 2:00, her second magic mile in the "B" category, and fastest of all was the Sweet Lou miss Ginger Tree Carey, home in 1:59.1 for trainer/driver Sam Beegle, who also co-owns with Ginger Tree Ventures LLC, Henlopen Stable, and Neil Chesen. Three-year-old trotting filly Plumb set no records this week, but the Better Caviar filly won her fourth straight race at the fairs for catch-driver Shawn Johnston and trainer Dave Wade, the latter co-owners Gerald Brittingham and William Peel III. Her time of 2:03.1 was the co-fastest trot clocking of the meet. Todd Schadel and the Johnstons, Aaron and Shawn, shared driving honors for the meet with five successes, while Schadel edged Roger Hammer 6-5 for the top trainer trophy. The PA fair action goes right to Bloomsburg for a two-day Sire Stakes meet, Sunday at 1pm and Monday at 1 pm. Lazy Day Hanover, Bipbopnallie, and Dream Dancing are all in to go. From the PHHA, MSOA and the PA Fair Harness Horsemen partnership

WATTSBURG, PA - The two-year-old harness racing fillies provided the most excitement during the two-day Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes meet at the Erie County Fair in this northwest Pennsylvania town. The babies raced on Monday; their older stablemates the next day. The Betting Line - Lazan Hanover pacer Lazy Day Hanover became the first two-year-old to post ten wins when she took a section of her "A" Fair Sire Stakes division, going in 2:08 on a day not particularly conducive to speed. The other "A" division winner, Tiamogonedancen, is undefeated on the fair circuit as well, taking her sixth straight in 2:05. The powerhouse fillies are co-owned by driver David Brickell and trainer Mitchell York - whose 2019 Fair Championship co-winner in this division, the A Rocknroll Dance filly Dream Dancing, is unbeaten in seven 2020 fair outings after a 2:02.2 win Tuesday. The trotting fillies also did nicely on Opening Day, with Shawn Johnston driving both winners. One of them, the Explosive Matter - Seeuinthespring miss Explosive Flower, came close to a line in the Wattsburg record book when she won the first race of the meet in 2:06, only a tick away from the local standard of Lovebeinglucky, who was trained by Rick Beinhauer and co-owned by him and wife Regina - and the same pair are behind Explosive Flower as well! Among the three-year-olds, it was no surprise that the Artspeak gelding Bipbopnallie posted the quickest mile of the meet, 2:02, as he is undefeated in seven races on the circuit for trainer/driver Roger Hammer and owners Leblanc Racing Inc., Count De Money Stable, and William Lutz Jr. Hammer, as owner/trainer/driver, also backed the fastest trotter of the meet, the Possess The Will gelding No Name Yankee, whose 2:04.4 time was only 4/5 of a second off the all-age Wattsburg track trotting record. Finally, mention should be made of 22-year-old trainer Harley Delcourte of Weirton WV, who began her training career on Tuesday, and promptly won with two of her three starters: Rydia Hanover and Guys In The Band, both driven by Cory Kreiser. Shawn Johnston edged Dave Brickell 7-6 to take the leading drivers title; Mitchell York and Roger Hammer both sent out four winners to tie for the trainers crown. Todd Schadel maintains the lead among fair drivers with 49 victories, but on the training side Hammer now possesses a 49-46 edge over his partner in the storied Vivid Photo. The fields are already drawn for the next stop on the PA Fair Circuit, a Thursday-Friday meet in Stoneboro PA. From the MSOA, PHHA and the PHHA Fair partnership

On Wednesday, July 22nd, The Meadows five-eighths mile harness racing track hosted four $54,000 divisions of the Albatross Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and five $20,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The Empire Stallions (Betting Line, Captaintreacherous and Somebeachsomewhere) won seven of the nine races – sweeping all five of Stallion Series events. In the Albatross Pennsylvania Sire Stakes second division, the smart Betting Line colt Fulsome left hard from post 4, Fulsome showing great gate speed to be first up on the outside at the quarter pole. The colt was then able to sweep by taking the lead and never looked back taking a new lifetime mark winning in 1:52.1. Fulsome, out of a Somebeachsomewhere mare, is trained by USA top conditioner Ron Burke and was driven by Yannick Gingras. The win boosted his earnings to $42,232 in just three lifetime starts. The fourth $54,000 Albatross division was won by The Legend Hanover who quickly grabbed the lead in a :27 first quarter and led every step of the way to win impressively in 1:52. By Somebeachsomewhere and out of a Sportswriter mare, “The Legend” was driven by Chris Page for trainer Brian Brown. First crop sire Betting Line, who, after only four weeks of 2-year-old racing, has an incredible 82 starters from 119 foals already this season, saw three of his sons victorious in the Stallion Series divisions. Batterup Hanover (out of a Somebeachsomewhere mare) won his second in three starts taking a new lifetime mark of 1:54.3 for driver Dexter Dunn and trainer Chris Ryder. Dunn & Ryder also combined with Rifleman who dominated his rivals winning convincingly by eight metres in 1:53.3. Rifleman’s dam is by another Empire alumni in Rocknroll Hanover. Driver Brian Sears piloted Twin B Edge to a Betting Line quinella. Twin B Edge made his move at the top of the stretch and cruised home to win by nearly two lengths in 1:52.4 over Get Along, also by Betting Line. This was the first lifetime win for the Casie Coleman-Herlihy trained colt who is out of a Rock N Roll Heaven mare. Whichwaytothebeach (Somebeachsomewhere - Swinging Beauty - Art Major) zipped to the front for driver Andrew McCarthy and prevailed in a sizzling 1:51.4 – setting a new 2YO stakes record.  Trained by Roland Mallar, this was Whichwaytothebeach’s first lifetime victory. The Captaintreacherous colt Bazooka Hanover’s performance in his Stallion Series division was quite exciting from post 9. Bazooka Hanover made several moves for driver David Miller during the race to be fifth at the head of the stretch. He then sprinted past his challengers to cross the line first in a new lifetime record of 1:54.1. “The 9 hole? That’s not an easy spot, especially for two-year-olds is it?” Miller said. “He really went a good race, even with the tough trip.” This was the second Stallion Series win for Bazooka Hanover who was is trained by Blake Mcintosh. His dam is the Western Terror mare Bittorsweet Terror. Fulsome The Legend Hanover Batterup Hanover Rifleman Twin B Edge Whichwaytothebeach Bazooka Hanover   Harnesslink Media

CHESTER, PA - The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and its complementary Stallion Series program make their 2020 debuts on Wednesday and Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia, with over $600,000 to be on the line as two-year-old pacers lead off the action - the fillies on Wednesday, and the colts and geldings on Thursday. In Wednesday's filly racing, three of the babies have already achieved sub-1:55 marks in qualifying action, including the pair drawing innermost in the race seven division. The Betting Line - Darena Hanover miss Darby Hanover won at The Meadowlands in 1:54, with a sizzling :26.2 last quarter; she'll start from the rail for trainer Julie and driver Andy Miller. Right next to her will be the Always B Miki - Western Silk filly Grace Hill, who ships to Philly after a 1:54.4 win at the Toronto area's Woodbine Mohawk Park. Dexter Dunn will handle the driving assignment behind her for trainer Mark Harder. The other sub-1:55 filly, Blue Diamond Eyes, begins from the rail for trainer Ron Burke, who has no fewer than nine fillies in the four divisions of the Sires - three in this section and two in the others. Blue Diamond Eyes, a daughter of Captaintreacherous - Aria Hanover, came her last three-quarters in 1:23.3 when she won at The Meadowlands in 1:54.3. Yannick Gingras has the sulky assignment Wednesday. Burke has "only" seven entrants in Thursday's action for males, but he does have the fastest winner to date in the Sweet Lou - Lucy's Pearl colt Lou's Pearlman, who defeated his stablemate Fulsome (Betting Line - Triple V Hanover) by 1¾ lengths in a Gaitway qualifier in 1:54. The post position draw was not kind to the Burke Brigade duo - Lou's Pearlman must start from the outside in the seventh race division field of seven, with Fulsome only one notch to his left on the starting gate. This seventh race Sires cut may prove to be the toughest of the four sections for colts, as also in the field are Captains Place (Captaintreacherous - Dream Out Loud), winner of three straight qualifiers at Scioto Downs; Billy Clyde (Always B Miki - Jan It Jackson), perfect in two lines including a 1:55.4 win in a purse start at Pocono; and Crunch Hanover (Captaintreacherous - Code One Hanover), who won both his preps for this contest. There will be four Sire Stakes and four Stallion Series races for the fillies on Wednesday; Thursday will have four Sires contests and six Stallion Series races. The cream of the Pennsylvania breeding ranks are certainly represented in these first stakes of the season, with no fewer than 22 of the freshmen over the two days bringing $100,000 or more as a yearling last fall, in addition to several attractive homebreds. Racing will start at Harrah's Philadelphia at 12:25 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. From the PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

Action videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Standardbred Horse Sales in Harrisburg (November  4-65) are now available on the Southwind Farms website. Click Here. The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature colts and fillies by first crop sire Betting Line, leading Ontario stallion Sportswriter, as well as trotting sires Muscle Hill and Donato Hanover. Yearlings are available for inspection at the farm. For an appointment please call Farm Manager Laura Young at the farm (609)737-9067 or Syndicate Manager, Michael Klau at 917-930-2709. From Southwind Farms

Betting Line 2,1:51.4; 3,1:47.2 ($1,879,061), the 2016 North American 3Yo Pacing Colt of the Year and Canadian Horse of the Year has had his passport issued as he readies to stand his first Australian season at Empire Stallions, Avenel, Victoria this coming year. Betting Line will arrive at Empire in mid-August. A striking dark bay stallion, Betting Line is currently standing his first North American season with a full book at the famed Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. Betting Line is following in the hoofprints of the sensational Somebeachsomewhere and the promising second year sire Artspeak – both of whom have stood at Empire - the only stallions ever shuttled to the Southern Hemisphere from Hanover in the farm’s 110-year distinguished history. Betting Line was selected, trained and co-owned by one of North America’s premier trainers Casie Coleman who was captivated by the colt the first time she laid eyes on him. “When I first saw Betting Line at Fair Winds Farm in New Jersey, about a month before the yearling sale, he was an absolute jaw dropper and I knew I just had to have him” recalled Coleman. “He was one of the very best moving colts I have ever seen in a paddock.”  Coleman and partners Christine Calhoun, Mac T. Nichol and West Wins Stable, anted up $60,000 for the youngster at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Coleman’s instincts would prove to be correct as Betting Line, in his juvenile season, notched 6 major stakes wins with 4 placings while banking $411,675. He scored an impressive come from behind win in the $88,000 Grand Circuit Champlain Stakes at Mohawk in 1:52 after being eight lengths back at the half mile mark and also won his elimination for the $513,000 Metro Stake in the mud. Betting Line struck gold twice in the Ontario Sire Stakes with a two and a half-length victory in 1:52.1 in a $56,300 Gold division and again by three lengths in an $80,850 Gold division in 1:51.4 – both at Mohawk Raceway.  Another highlight of Betting Line’s 2YO career was in the $192,500 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final at Woodbine using his long, powerful strides to lead every step of the way to win in 1:52 flat. Betting Line returned at three to take the harness racing world by storm! During this spectacular season, he won 14 consecutive races and captured many of the sport’s classic stakes and grand circuit events adding a further $1,467,386 to his winnings. Following a win in the Somebeachsomewhere Stake at Mohawk, Betting Line’s next major test was the elimination for the prestigious North America Cup which he won racing from behind in 1:49.1.  Betting Line returned the next week with another exciting come from behind victory to win the $1 Million Final in a sizzling 1:47.4 with a last quarter of  :25.4 to tie the track, stakes and Canadian record defeating Racing Hill and Control The Moment. Betting Line then went on to win the $300,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park’s half-mile oval in 1:51 on a sloppy rack. His next performance in the $500,000 Battle of The Brandywine at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania was truly electrifying. He won convincingly in 1:47.2 again defeating Racing Hill and Control The Moment while earning his first World Record as the fastest 3-year-old colt in history on a five-eighths mile track. His next win was in the $157,111 Simcoe Stake at Mohawk where Betting Line drew post 9 and was victorious in a great stretch duel in 1:49.1. The $577,000 Little Brown Jug contested over Delaware Ohio’s half-mile oval is considered by most as the signature event for 3-year-olds in North America. It is the sport’s biggest test of stamina and fitness as the colts are asked to win not one, but two races on the same afternoon in a span of just a few short hours and Betting Line absolutely dominated his rivals in world record fashion! He was an easy winner in his first heat scoring by two and a half lengths while coming from behind to win in 1:50.4 with a last quarter of :26.4. He returned just two hours later blasting down the stretch to win by eight lengths in 1:49 neat – a new world half-mile track record for 3-year-old pacing colts. Betting Line also performed brilliantly in the Ontario Sires Stakes once again winning four $80,000 Gold divisions and punctuated his championship season with his 14th straight victory winning the $190,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final. Betting Line ended his spectacular race career with 20 wins and 5 placings from 27 starts with earnings of nearly $1.9 Million. With 10 wins under 1:50, this two-time World Champion was rewarded for his efforts by being voted the 2016 North American 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year as well as the Canadian Horse of the Year! Betting Line’s pedigree is true royalty combining two of the most influential sire lines in modern history – Bettor’s Delight and Western Hanover. His sire, Bettor’s Delight, was a world champion banking over $2.5 Million and has been a leading sire on both continents with 72 in 1:50 and worldwide progeny earnings of over $225 Million.  With his 1:47.2 record, Betting Line has the distinction of being the fastest 3-year-old colt and all-age stallion ever sired by Bettor’s Delight. Betting Line’s dam, Heather’s Western by Western Hanover, has been an exceptional producer with 9 foals of racing age for eight winners, all in 1:54.2 or faster, with total race earnings of over $3.5 Million. His second dam is the Camtastic mare Santastic who has left 10 winners from 12 foals of racing age including the multiple stakes winning performer Santastic’s Pan. “We are very enthused to add a stallion of Betting Line’s caliber to our lineup this season” said Empire principal David James. “Betting Line is Bettor’s Delight’s greatest son and we believe that with his World Champion race credentials, royal pedigree, outstanding conformation and fertility, we are certain that he will have a major influence on the future racing scene, both in North America and the Southern Hemisphere.” Betting Line will be available to Australian breeders for $10,000 including GST and in New Zealand for $10,000 plus GST with discounts available. His progeny will be Vicbred, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown and NSW Breeders Challenge eligible in addition to the NZ Sires Stakes.

History's fastest pacer, Always B Miki, and once-beaten Betting Line were among six pacers named Dan Patch Award winners Friday by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Huntsville, Idyllic Beach, Lady Shadow, and Pure Country also were named divisional champs by the harness racing organization. A total of 155 Dan Patch Award ballots were returned by USHWA's membership. All of the winners were named on at least 74 percent, with Lady Shadow's 93 percent leading the way. Pure Country, who received 89 percent of the vote among 3-year-old female pacers, is a repeat winner. She is one of three champions from the stable of trainer Jimmy Takter, who also conditioned Always B Miki and Idyllic Beach. Divisional trotting champions were announced Thursday. Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year, and Horse of the Year will be announced at noon Monday in a live show streamed over the Facebook pages of USHWA, Hoosier Park, and the Harness Racing FanZone. The presentation will be hosted by Emily Gaskin, Hoosier Park's race marketing manager. Five-year-old Always B Miki, who paced the fastest mile in harness racing history on Oct. 9 at Lexington's Red Mile when he won the Allerage Open Pace in 1:46, was named the sport's best older male pacer. His time eclipsed Cambest's 1:46.1 mark, which was established in a time trial and stood as the record for 23 years, and lowered the race record, shared by multiple horses, by four-fifths of a second. In addition to becoming the fastest horse in history, Always B Miki shares the world record of 1:47 for the fastest mile by a horse on a five-eighths-mile track. Always B Miki paced 1:47 on a five-eighths oval on three occasions, an unprecedented feat. He also holds the record of 1:47.1 for the fastest mile ever paced in Canada. Always B Miki, driven by David Miller, won 12 of 18 races this year and finished worse than second only once. His victories included the Breeders Crown, Ben Franklin, William Haughton Memorial, and TVG Series championship for male pacers. A son of Always A Virgin out of the mare Artstopper, Always B Miki was bred by Roll The Dice Stable, which owns the stallion with Bluewood Stable and Christina Takter. Lady Shadow, a two-time O'Brien Award winner in Canada, was voted her first Dan Patch Award as best older female pacer. The 5-year-old mare won 12 of 20 races and earned $851,981 this year for trainer Ron Adams and owners David Kryway, Carl Atley, Ed Gold, and BFJ Stable. Her victories included the Breeders Crown Mare Pace, Roses Are Red, Milton, Lady Liberty, Golden Girls, and TVG Series championship for female pacers. She was driven most often by Yannick Gingras, but also scored a stakes triumph with James MacDonald. Lady Shadow, a daughter of Shadow Play out of the mare Lady Camella, was bred by Winbak Farm. After opening his campaign with a second-place finish against older horses, Betting Line never lost again, putting together a 14-race win streak on his way to being named best 3-year-old male pacer. His victories included the North America Cup, Little Brown Jug, Battle of the Brandywine, and Carl Milstein Memorial. His time of 1:47.2 in winning the Battle of the Brandywine at Pocono set the world record for a 3-year-old pacer on a five-eighths-mile track and his 1:49 mile in the Little Brown Jug at Delaware equaled the fastest time ever for a 3-year-old pacer on a half-mile oval. He earned $1.46 million. Betting Line was trained by Casie Coleman and driven by David Miller and Jonathan Drury. He is owned by West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun, and Mac Nichol. The colt, a son of Bettor's Delight out of Heather's Western, was bred by Fair Winds Farm. Pure Country is the third female pacer this century to receive Dan Patch Award honors at ages 2 and 3. The most recent, See You At Peelers in 2010-11, also was trained by Takter. The other was Worldly Beauty in 2001-02. Owned by Diamond Creek Racing, Pure Country is a homebred daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Western Montana. She won 10 of 21 races this year and hit the board a total of 17 times on her way to $1.08 million in purses. Her victories included the Fan Hanover Stakes, James Lynch Memorial, Simcoe, Matron, and Miss Pennsylvania. She finished second to Betting Line in the Milstein Memorial. Brett Miller drove her in all but one of her starts, when Yannick Gingras subbed and captured the Simcoe. Huntsville, who was named best 2-year-old male pacer, won seven of 11 races and never finished worse than second as he posted earnings of $689,814. He enjoyed a six-race win streak that included victories in the Breeders Crown, divisions of the Bluegrass and International Stallion Stakes, and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship. His 1:49 mile in the International Stallion equaled the world record for a 2-year-old pacer. Huntsville, a son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Wild West Show, was bred by trainer Ray Schnittker and Charlie Iannazzo. He is owned by Schnittker, Iannazzo, Ted Gewertz, and Steve Arnold. Tim Tetrick was his driver. Two-year-old female pacing champion Idyllic Beach won eight of 14 races and hit the board in every start. Her wins included the She's A Great Lady and Kentuckiana Stallion Management stakes in addition to a division of the International Stallion. Gingras drove Idyllic Beach for Takter and owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical Inc., and Marvin Katz. A daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Idyllic, Idyllic Beach was bred by Steiner Stock Farm. All winners will be honored at the Dan Patch Awards banquet presented by Hoosier Park on Sunday (Feb. 26) at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas. Information about the Dan Patch Awards banquet presented by Hoosier Park is available at www.ushwa.org. 2-YEAR-OLD MALE PACER Huntsville (118 votes) Somebeachsomewhere---Wild West Show---Western Hanover Yearling Price: Homebred Breeders: Ray Schnittker, Charlie Iannazzo Owners: Ray Schnittker, Ted Gewertz, Charlie Iannazzo, Steve Arnold Trainer: Ray Schnittker Driver: Tim Tetrick Races: 11-7-4-0 Purses: $689,814 Mark: 1:49 at Red Mile (equals world record) Top wins: $600,000 Breeders Crown; $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final; $66,000 Bluegrass division; $65,500 International Stallion division 2-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PACER Idyllic Beach (120 votes) Somebeachsomewhere---Idyllic---American Ideal Yearling Price: $100,000 under name Lima Incredible at Lexington Selected Sale Breeder: Steiner Stock Farm Owners: Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical Inc., Marvin Katz Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Yannick Gingras Races: 14-8-4-2 Purses: $647,678 Mark: 1:50.3 at Mohawk Top wins: $328,790 She's A Great Lady; $246,000 Kentuckiana; $65,500 International Stallion division 3-YEAR-OLD MALE PACER Betting Line (123 votes) Bettor's Delight---Heather's Western---Western Hanover Yearling Price: $60,000 at Standardbred Horse Sale Breeder: Fair Winds Farm Owners: West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun, Mac Nichol Trainer: Casie Coleman Drivers: David Miller, Jonathan Drury Races: 15-14-1-0 Purses: $1.46 million Mark: 1:47.2 at Pocono (world record) Top wins: $780,000 North America Cup; $577,000 Little Brown Jug; $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PACER Pure Country (138 votes) Somebeachsomewhere---Western Montana---Western Hanover Yearling Price: Homebred Breeder: Diamond Creek Farm Owner: Diamond Creek Racing Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Brett Miller Races: 21-10-4-3 Purses: $1.08 million Mark: 1:48.2 at Red Mile Top wins: $341,640 Fan Hanover; $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania; $300,000 Lynch Memorial OLDER MALE PACER Always B Miki (115 votes) Always A Virgin---Artstopper---Artsplace Sale Price: Homebred Breeder: Roll The Dice Stable Owners: Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable, Christina Takter Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: David Miller Races: 18-12-5-0 Purses: $1.48 million Mark: 1:46 at Red Mile (all-time fastest mile) Top wins: $500,000 Ben Franklin; $471,800 Haughton Memorial; $421,000 Breeders Crown; $400,000 TVG Series final OLDER FEMALE PACER Lady Shadow (145 votes) Shadow Play---Lady Camella---Camluck Yearling Price: $19,000 at Forest City Sale Breeder: Winbak Farm Owners: David Kryway, Carl Atley, Ed Gold, BFJ Stable Trainer: Ron Adams Drivers: Yannick Gingras, James MacDonald Races: 20-12-2-1 Purses: $851,981 Mark: 1:48.1 at Mohawk Top wins: $288,600 Roses Are Red, $250,000 Breeders Crown; $236,360 Milton ................................................................................. Exclusive video highlights from the USTA of the six Dan Patch Award winning pacers announced today by the U.S. Harness Writers Association are now available to watch or download on Dropbox. The winning pacer videos of Always B Miki, Betting Line, Huntsville, Idyllic Beach, Lady Shadow and Pure Country are available by clicking here. For the first time, the U.S. Trotting Association is providing assorted video highlights that can be downloaded for each of the Dan Patch Award divisional winners in conjunction with the announcement of those winners this week. The winning trotter videos for Marion Marauder, Broadway Donna, Hannelore Hanover, Obrigado, Walner and Ariana G are available by clicking here. The video features exclusive footage captured by the USTA of major races won, winner’s circle presentations and b-roll of each winner. Video courtesy for use of the footage should be -- U.S. Trotting Association. Some race replays are also included. The videos will remain available at the same links for the announcement of the Trotter, Pacer and Harness Horse of the Year Awards on Monday (Dec. 19) at noon. According to USHWA, Monday’s Trotter, Pacer and Harness Horse of the Year Awards announcements will be streamed live starting at noon on the Facebook pages of USHWA, Hoosier Park and the Harness Racing FanZone hosted by Emily Gaskin, Hoosier’s race marketing manager and the winner of USHWA’s 2014 Breakthrough Award. Ken Weingartner

Delaware, OH --- Betting Line will put his harness racing 11-race win streak on the line in Thursday's (Sept. 22) 71st edition of the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, where he will start from post five in the first of two opening-round heats at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. A horse must win two one-mile races on the same day to capture the Little Brown Jug trophy. Eleven horses entered the $577,000 event for 3-year-old pacers and were divided into two $92,320 first-heat eliminations. Betting Line is the 3-5 morning line favorite in the first elimination while Racing Hill is the 3-5 choice in the second elimination. The top four finishers in each elimination advance to the $276,960 second heat. If one of the two elimination winners is victorious in the second heat, he is the Jug champion. Otherwise, the three heat-winners return for a $115,400 race-off. The last race-off was in 2000, when Astreos won the event. Betting Line, who was the 3-5 favorite in the first Little Brown Jug Future Pool, will have three-time Jug winner David Miller in the sulky for trainer Casie Coleman. The colt has won 11 consecutive races since beginning his season with a second-place finish against older horses. His victories include the North America Cup, Battle of the Brandywine, and Carl Milstein Memorial Invitational. He heads to the Jug off a win in the Simcoe Stakes on Sept. 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, where he rallied from an 8-1/4 length deficit on the final turn to beat Lyons Snyder by a half-length in 1:49.1. "I thought he was finally getting beat with the way the trip was working out -- he was in no-man's land, I thought anyway, coming off the last turn -- and Lyons Snyder is a pretty nice horse," Coleman said. "But somehow Betting Line got him at the wire. I was pretty nervous watching the race, but when we were in the winner's circle David said I had nothing to worry about. "Every time he's raced he's been pretty awesome. It's hard not to be happy with him. Hopefully everything goes good (in the Little Brown Jug). I don't see two heats bothering the horse at all. He always comes out of his races good and never seems tired. He looks pretty good coming into it." Betting Line, a son of 2001 Little Brown Jug winner Bettor's Delight out of the mare Heather's Western, has won 17 of 24 career races and earned $1.50 million for owners West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun, and Mac Nichol. Coleman has won the Jug twice in her career, with Michael's Power in 2012 and Vegas Vacation in 2013, and would join four other trainers with three triumphs if Betting Line is victorious next week. Billy Haughton holds the record for training wins with six. Stanley Dancer, with four Jugs, is the only other trainer with more than three. Racing Hill has won five of 11 races in 2016 and never finished worse than third in any start. He is the richest horse in the division this year with earnings of $1.21 million. His wins include the Messenger Stakes, Max C. Hempt Memorial and Delvin Miller Adios, and he finished second to Betting Line in the North America Cup and Battle of the Brandywine. He also finished second in the Meadowlands Pace. Brett Miller will drive the colt from post two for trainer Tony Alagna and owner Tom Hill. Racing Hill is a son of Roll With Joe, who finished second to Big Bad John in the 2011 Little Brown Jug, out of the mare Chasing Ideals. Trainer Ron Burke, who won the 2014 Little Brown Jug with Limelight Beach, will start five horses in this year's race including Check Six who will start from post four in the first elimination. Check Six has won seven of 15 races this year, including the Pennsylvania Classic and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship, and earned $751,033. He finished second to Racing Hill in the Adios. Yannick Gingras will drive Check Six, who is a son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Southwind Vanna. The colt is owned by Burke Racing, the partnership of Mark Weaver and Mike Bruscemi, William Switala, and James Martin. He is 2-1 on the morning line behind Betting Line. Another of Burke's pupils will be Manhattan Beach, who is a full brother to Limelight Beach. Manhattan Beach has won four of 16 races this year and earned $260,853 for owners Burke Racing, the partnership of Mark Weaver and Mike Bruscemi, Geoffrey Lyons Mound, and Wingfield Brothers. Matt Kakaley will drive the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Benear from post four in the second elimination and will open on the board at 6-1 odds. Geoffrey Lyons Mound also is co-owner of Lyons Snyder, who is trained by 2006 Jug-winning trainer Jimmy Takter. Lyons Mound's partner on the horse is Jeff Snyder, who shares the record for most Jug victories by an owner (three) with Stanley Dancer and George Segal. Lyons Snyder will score from post three in the first elimination and is 8-1 on the morning line. The second Little Brown Jug future pool will be from noon Sunday (Sept. 18) through 11:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 21). For all of the latest news, photos and videos for the 71st edition of the Little Brown Jug, visit the Harness Racing FanZone's mini-site by clicking here. Below are the fields for the Little Brown Jug first heat eliminations, with listed drivers, trainers and morning line odds. Actual race numbers and estimated post times will be assigned when the full card is drawn on Monday. First elimination-Purse $92,320 HN-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer-Morning Line 1. Dr J Hanover - Somebeachsomewhere - Scott Zeron-Tony Alagna-6/1 2. Stolen Glimpse - Art Major - Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke-15/1 3. Lyons Snyder - Well Said - Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter-8/1 4. Check Six - Somebeachsomewhere - Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke-2/1 5. Betting Line - Bettor's Delight - David Miller-Casie Coleman-3/5 6. Fernando Hanover - Dragon Again - Tim Tetrick-Ron Burke-12-1   Second elimination-Purse $92,320 HN-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer-Morning Line 1. Western Fame - Western Ideal - Mark MacDonald-Jimmy Takter-4/1 2. Racing Hill - Roll With Joe - Brett Miller-Tony Alagna-3/5 3. Big Top Hanover - Western Ideal - David Miller-Ron Burke-15/1 4. Manhattan Beach - Somebeachsomewhere - Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke-6/1 5. Spider Man Hanover - Western Ideal - Andy Miller-Nick Surick-20/1 Paul Ramlow

Jim Simpson, president of Hanover Shoe Farms, and the owners of Betting Line, Ross Warriner, Christine Calhoun, Casie Coleman and Mac Nichol, are announcing that the stallion will retire after the 2016 harness racing season and that he will stand at the Hanover Shoe Farms. Betting Line at 3 has won 11 of 12 starts so far and has earned $1,090,810 which includes wins in the North American Cup, the Carl Milstein Memorial and the Battle of the Brandywine, where he posted his career best time of 1:47.2f. Betting Line has total earnings to date of $1,502,485. James W. Simpson

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