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It seemed like June with the temperature in the mid seventies at the Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville Ma., but it really was October and Indian Summer decided to pay a visit to the area for a few days. That was just fine with D.T. Sumner who was able to corral a three bagger on the eight -strong harness racing card.

The finals of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for two year olds were held at the Plainridge Racecourse with the seventh and final race on the harness racing card being the first stakes race.

Plainridge held their races on Thursday, October 14, 2010 with seven pari-mutuals and four non-betting Mass. Sire Stake races for three yr. olds with a couple of unusual things occuring. The sixth race on the harness racing card, consisted of a field of six pacing fillies and mares racing for $3000.00 for NW of $300.00 per start.

Jim Hardy is back to his old tricks, like in hat tricks as he won three on Monday`s (October 11) harness racing card. The talented forty-six year older is still a kid at heart as he`s still is in command and leading the driver`s championship at the Plainridge Racecourse.

The Massachusetts 2 yr. old sire stake races at the Plainridge Racecourse were dominated by harness racing trainer George Ducharme. He had three winners and one third in the four non-betting races.

Tuesday, October 5, at the Plainridge Racecourse, under skies that were so nasty with heavy winds and blowing rain, it was like a walk in the park for harness racing driver Mike Eaton as he maneuvered home three winners.

Racing on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday has come to a close this week and as expected, the harness racing drivers that finished with the most wins for the week are who you would naturally expect.

The first day of Fall proved to be a very gorgeous day and also very rewarding for Wally Watson and Fern Paquet Jr. at Plainridge because Watson was able to bring home four winners in only seven harness races and Paquet Jr. won three of the four Mass Sire Stake races for two yr. olds.

John Kakaley, like his talented driving son Mike, are harness racing competitors from the word go and today (Tuesday September 21) was no different for dad, as he won three races at Plainridge on a very beautiful summer day.

It was rather an exciting day at the Plainridge Racecourse not because the weather was so beautiful, but because harness racing trainer Randy Bickmore conditioned four winners in a row from the fourth race thrrough to the seventh event - a very unique experience for anyone.

At the Delaware County Fair, in Delaware Ohio, Jolene Andrews put both feet on the sulky, as she participated in the Tim Fouts Memorial Amateur Driving Championship. She lives in Antrin, New Hampshire and works for Jim Hardy at the Plainridge Racecourse.

The New England Chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers Assoc. has approved and adopted the first logo that the chapter has ever had in almost fifty years that the organization has been in existence.

Plainridge Racecourse hosted the three year-old old Massachusetts Sire Stake harness races (Thursday, September 16) which involved four races, even though the fourth race was a walkover. All four events were non betting races.

The weather was slightly overcast, with the sun shining thru at different times during the afternoon, but for harness racing driver John Kakaley there was still magic in the air, as he scored a three bagger at the Plainridge Racecourse today (Tuesday September 14).

Fall has settle in at the Plainridge Racecourse and with the refreshing breezes and cool weather, it brought about some incredible results today and for the young up and coming harness racing driver Steve Nason, son of John Nason, it was a day that he will long remember. It was a three bagger for the twenty year older.

The first race at Plainridge which was for harness racing fillies and mares with a $3000.00 claiming tag, started off the day with a huge surprise as Macopine driven by John Hogan and trained by Danny Gill turned the tricks on everyone going wire to wire in 1:56.4. You thought it was Christmas in September, as the horse paid $222.00 to win.

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