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Feeling You outpaced Androvette in a showdown between two of racing's best aged pacing mares, winning Friday night's featured Preferred Handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the process. The race carried a purse of $25,000. Leaving from post position #5 in a field of seven as the 4-5 favorite, Feeling You (Cambest-Ripreza Hanover), a 6-year-old mare who is the pride of the Amber Buter barn, grabbed the lead early for driver Tyler Buter. From the half-mile on she was challenged first-over by top division rival Anndrovette. The two mares staged a mini-preview of the Breeders Crown action coming up at Pocono in the coming weeks, dueling in the stretch with Feeling You prevailing by a head in 1:50. Fashion Mystery finished further back in 3rd. Feeling You, owned by Stephen Oldford, Oldford Farms LLC, and Tyler Buter, won for the 10th time in 22 races this year. The victory was the 34th of her career and pushed her lifetime earnings to $954,096. by Jim Beviglia for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs  

Freehold, NJ --- Owner Frank Bellino believes Pet Rock is fast enough to do what has never been done before. Whether he is lucky enough will be determined Sunday. Pet Rock will try to become the first harness racing horse in history to establish world records on three different sized tracks in as many starts when he faces nine rivals in the $175,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace at Lexington’s Red Mile on Sunday. In his most recent start on Sept. 19, Pet Rock won the Winbak Pace in 1:48.1 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio. The time was the fastest ever on a half-mile track, shaving four-fifths of a second off the previous record. In his prior start on Sept. 7, he won the Jim Ewart Memorial Invitational in 1:47.2 at Scioto Downs. The time was the fastest ever on a five-eighths-mile oval, breaking the record by two-fifths of a second. Now Pet Rock takes aim at 1:46.4, which is the time of the fastest race in history on a mile track. That mark is shared by Holborn Hanover, Somebeachsomewhere and Warrawee Needy. The time for the fastest mile ever, 1:46.1, was established by Cambest in a time trial in 1993. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr. and driven by David Miller, the 4-year-old Pet Rock will start Sunday’s Allerage from post six. “I don’t think there is any question he can do it,” Bellino said. “It’s just a matter of whether everything falls into place. The most important thing is to race well, but I hope we can do something special this weekend.” The trotter Mack Lobell, who was Horse of the Year in 1987 and 1988, is the only horse to hold the records for the fastest miles on all three sized tracks simultaneously. Another trotter, CR Kay Suzie, set world records for her division (2-year-old filly) on all three sized tracks in a span of four races in 1994. Pet Rock, though, will try for the unprecedented. He has won four of 13 races this year, finished in the money a total of eight times, and earned $644,070. He won the $471,800 William R. Haughton Memorial in a lifetime-best 1:47 on July 13 at the Meadowlands. “It seems as the year goes on he’s getting better and better,” Bellino said. “It’s a tribute to Virgil and the way he trains. He’s been racing unbelievable. What he did at Scioto was eye-opening and what he did at Delaware -- I never thought I’d be alive to see that kind of time on a half-mile track.” Pet Rock, who received a bye into the Allerage final, will face a tough field Sunday. A Rocknroll Dance, who won the Allerage elimination in 1:48.4, will start from post three with regular driver Tim Tetrick at the lines for trainer Jim Mulinix. A Rocknroll Dance finished second to Pet Rock in both his world-record performances. Bolt The Duer, who previously shared the record for pacing on five-eighths and half-mile tracks, starts from post one with Mark MacDonald driving for trainer Pete Foley. The remainder of the field is Sweet Lou, Up The Credit, Golden Receiver, Our Lucky Chip, Escape The News, Clear Vision and Aracache Hanover. Bellino owned 2010 Horse of the Year Rock N Roll Heaven, but he is enjoying the ride with Pet Rock even more. “It was more nerve-wracking with Rock N Roll Heaven,” Bellino said. “That was the first time we ever went through anything like that and everything was magnified. This is a lot easier. I’m really enjoying this one.” Morgan, who has won more races -- 5,019 -- than any trainer in history, guided Mister Big to honors as the sport’s best older male pacer in 2007 and 2008. He wanted to bring Pet Rock along slowly this year as he transitioned to facing older rivals, in the process bypassing the lucrative Levy Memorial Pacing Series during the spring at Bellino’s home track of Yonkers Raceway. “I was taken aback at first because he’s so good on a half-mile track,” Bellino said. “But Virgil was right. That’s why you listen to the people that do it. He knows better and his plan has come together.” Bellino said it was unlikely that Pet Rock will continue racing next year. “Virgil is a big believer in keeping them racing, but even he said how much more can this horse do?” Bellino said. “How much faster can he go?” Sunday might provide the answer. by Ken Weingartner for USTA

Shellace did all the work and Rachel Olivia got all the glory in Tuesday’s $8,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 for pacers at The Raceway at The Western Fair District. Rachel Olivia and driver Alfie Carroll left out and dropped into the two-hole behind Shellace in the featured tilt, and they held those positions through panels of :28.1, :58.2 and 1:27.1. Race favourite Gracie Montana applied first-over pressure on Shellace at the mid-way point, and they continued to battle throughout the back half of the mile. Shellace put away Gracie Montana in the lane, but she drifted off the rail in the closing strides permitting Rachel Olivia enough space to shoot through and celebrate the win. Shellace was second, with Gracie Montana holding on for third prize. Daryl Roberts trains the four-year-old daughter of Western Maverick-Julo for Rasa Roberts of London, ON. The homebred is now 4-for-20 this season, and the 18-time winner has banked in excess of $95,857. Mamasaidso has been on a tear in recent weeks for trainer Victory Puddy, and she kept the ball rolling with a 1:54 score in Tuesday’s $5,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred-3 for pacers. Since being reunited with Puddy in late August, the mare had put together a 4-1-0 record from five starts and she bolstered her record with her most impressive victory of the season. Trevor Henry hustled her right to the lead from the pole position, and after being pressed by Misty Moonstone through fractions of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.2 she used a :29.3 closing quarter to win by 8-3/4 lengths over Twilight Seelster in 1:54. Misty Moonstone took home the show dough. Mamasaidso, who was sent off as the 1-9 favourite, is a four-year-old daughter of Cambest-Fox Valley Surreal. Keith Cassell of Smiths Falls, ON owns the 11-time winner who boosted her lifetime earnings to $86,725 with the win. To view results for Tuesday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Tuesday Results – The Raceway at The Western Fair District.

BATAVIA, N.Y. --- Puff Mommy didn't find an issue in stepping up in class and registered a half-length victory over You're Too Funny in the featured $7,400 Open I-II Pace for fillies and mares Wednesday night at Batavia Downs. Puff Mommy ($8.00) had competed in the $15,000 optional claimers for the filly and mares the past two weeks where she had a win and second place finish so she was ready to face better. Real Joy (Ron Beback Jr.) sprinted to the lead and set the fractions of 28.1, 58.3 and 1:26.4. You're Too Funny, who was first over, managed to drop in second at the three-quarter mark, putting Puff Mommy first over around the final turn. In the lane, Batavia Downs' leading driver Shawn McDonough and Puff Mommy effortlessly rolled past the leaders to take the victory in 1:55.4 over the fast track. You're Too Funny (Kevin Cummings) dropped into the passing lane and finished second while Real Joy took the show spot. It was the eighth win in 32 starts this year for Puff Mommy (Cambest-Ten Pound Puff), a 6-year-old mare owned by Empowered Racing and trained by Carl Smith. The win moved her seasonal earnings to $47,808 and $231,160 lifetime. The racing action resumes on Friday night with a 12-race program set to get underway at 6:30 p.m. It kicks off a big weekend of harness racing as Saturday night will feature Foiled Again, harness racing's top pacing money winner, who will battle in the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace. by Brian Mazurek, for Batavia Downs

Sunday's Swedish Trotting Oaks (Gr. I National) went to 3/10 favorite D’One (3f Donato Hanover-Giant Diablo) for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Roger Walmann. The well-bred filly covered the 2140 meter autostart course at Solvalla in 1.13.59kr for owner Stall Kennys Andelshast to closely defeat Mellby Briolett  (3f Going Kronos-Merit Lane) with Johan Untersteiner aboard (timed in 1.13.64) also for trainer Walmann. Our Precious (3f Pearsall Hanover-Nova Brodda) ended third. Purse was 319,200 euro. The Grand Prix l’UET (Gr. I International, purse 400,107 euro, distance 2140 meters autostart) at Solvalla went to favored 1.9/1 Mosaique Face (4m Classic Photo-Iona LB)) with Lutfi Kolgjini up. The Tommy Nilsson Holding AB owned horse was timed in a quick 1.10.79 (new Swedish record and also a new world record) in the start to finish score. Mosaique Face was clocked in the fast 1.09.4kr/500 meters and continued in a high and even pace, 1.11.9kr/1000 meters and 1.11.5kr 1500 meters. Rapidly closing Thai Broadway (4m Broadway Hall-Isabella Knick) was second (for owner Stall Grossere and trainer Tommy Anderssen) beaten less than a length for Gunnar Austevoll. Vaux le Vicompte ended third for J-M Bazire. Ulf Ohlsson won the featured Swedish Kriterium (Gr I National, purse 456,000 euro, distance 2640 meters autostart) with Rokkakudo (3m Varenne-Ikebana ) for owner  Anna Forssel AB and trainer Anna Forsell. Attack Diablo (3m Blue York Yankee-Chanson d’Inverne) was second for Peter Ingves with Final Oak (3m Make It Happen-Cara Bobs Crown) third with Erik Adielsson at the lines. Time for the winner was 1.13.5kr. TheSolvallaserien VII (four year-old mares) was also contested at Solvalla today (2140 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to winner). Per Lindroth piloted Blended Scotch (4f Super Photo Kosmos-Hopscotch-Zoot Suit) to a close 1.12.3kr win over the imported KYSS winner Gisela As (4f Infinitif-Golden Door Lindy-Cambest) with Ake Svanstedt up. Delicious, also a US import, was third for Daniel Reden. by Thomas H. Hicks

Charlottetown, PE - Brodys Leona has the rail in the $2,200 mares open feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack at Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Kenny Arsenault will drive the four-year-old mare for Kerry Taylor, Lisa Richards and the estate of Glen Taylor in the Canadian Coast Guard Search & Rescue sponsored pace in race 12. Stayoutofmyaffair takes a four race winning streak into the event but has drawn post 8 for driver Mark Bradley. The Robi Hughes owned pacer captured the Atlantic Aged Mares final last week in Summerside with a 1:57.3 score. Dirt Track Momma, who finished second to Stayoutofmyaffair in the final, has been established as the morning line favorite with Terry Gallant in the bike. The mare has been putting up some big numbers this season ( 33-16-4-6). Race analyst Les MacIsaac has selected Veronicavermillion and driver Brodie MacPhee as his top choice. "She's won four of her last six, all in the 1:55 range, and last week finished a solid third against the bearcats when she kicked home in 28.3 (seconds) after a tardy start," said MacIsaac. "She is quite possibly the one to beat." MacIsaac's triactor ticket is 2-6-3. The field also includes JK Special (Walter Cheverie), Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes), Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson). In other action, Fitelle, owned and driven by Peter Lanigan, Montague, is the favorite in the Martin MacDougall Memorial pace in race 4. Glencove Uday and Buck Barker are also top three candidates. Northern Trapper is the morning line favorite (5-2) in the evening's trot class. Island Pacing Championship highlights Summerside card The top horses in the region touch down in the Island Pacing Championship Series Leg 1, presented by Meridian Farms, Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. Big League is back on Island soil after making headlines around the region with his impressive performances at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, Fredericton and Truro. Trainer Jonah Moase has listed Corey MacPherson on the son of Four Starzzz Sharp who will make his 50th lifetime start from post 6. The star studded line-up has Leading Camdidate(pp1), Creighton Hanover (pp2), Narragansett (pp3), Wild Dragon (pp4) and Balanchine (pp5). The next division of IPC in race 11 has super-star All Turain headlining the class from post two for driver Brodie MacPhee. The four-year-old pacer has been simply amazing with three wins in a row with his last start at Northside Downs in a sparkling 1:54.2 mile for owners Lee and Trevor Hicken. Premier's Pace winner Touch of Lightning will leave off the rail in the $3,500 class for Earl Smith while Windemere Express (Terry Gallant), Oakrock Almighty (Ron Matheson),Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie) and Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) complete the field to kick off one of the biggest series of the fall. The championship final is Sunday October 13 during the Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend. The 12 dash program has Megandrive going for his Third Straight victory for driver Walter Cheverie. The veteran driver has teamed up with Noonan Petroleum in the Drive for Charity event to raise money for the Prince County Hospital Foundation. This team is closing in on $1,000 raised for the local charity which wraps up on October 28, 2013. For entries, results, top picks from Jared Stretch and live broadcast go to by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

VERNON, NY—Northern Companion rallied in the homestretch to catch and defeat the pace-setting favorite Sheer Brilliance in Saturday night’s $10,000 Open pace at Vernon Downs. With trainer Robert Hoffman at the controls in Saturday’s featured second race, Northern Companion advanced from fifth in the early going to second entering the final furlong, and then kept digging until he had completed his objective, posting a 1:52.3 win over a rain-soaked “sloppy” track and a head triumph over the fan-favorite. It was the fifth local score, the 10th this season and the 30th all-time for the 5-year-old son of Cambest-Smoke It Out, who is owned by Dorothy Zarza. The hard-earned tally lifted the bay gelding’s lifetime earnings to more than $171,000. Hoffman also finished first with the Leopold Sawyers-owned and trained pacer GPS Legacy in Saturday’s 10th event to secure his second two-win outing at the 68-program meeting. Canadian-horseman John Macdonald delivered three first-place finishes during Saturday’s 13-race program, while driver Claude Huckabone, III, trainer Edgar Clarke and his owners, Robert J. Orr and Gary J. Jonas, also enjoyed two trips to the winner’s circle during the soggy evening. DOWNS DOINGS Driver Jimmy Whittemore guided the Ray Van Dreason-conditioned pacer Moonlight Ranson to a 1:52.2 triumph in Saturday’s seventh session for owners Gus and Alan J. Johnston that produced his 81st win at the meet, and moved the 29-year-old horseman into a second-place tie on the track’s current dash-winning chart with Roman Lopez… Harris Obrien’s 4-year-old trotter Smokin’ Barrie collected his first pari-mutuel victory after Huckabone, III, sitting in for trainer Dennis Lacey, guided the 4-year-old gelding to a 2:01 tally in Saturday’s third event… Vernon will continue to offer live racing Thursday-Saturday next weekend, with first post time at 6:45 each evening… A revised 2013 racing and stakes calendar, as well as additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at Jim Moran

YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 13, 2013--Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a non-discriminatory Trot for either/or--were won by Blue Chip Matchmaker victress Feeling You (Tyler Buter, $8.60) and an in-form Can I Say (Buter again, $18.20). Locally-debuting Fashion Mystery (Brent Holland) seat everyone early from the pole, finding a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. She was not in a giving mood when Sir Jillian's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) moved from fourth. Those two prompters put up a :54.4 intermission, salivating the mouths of the closers. It was a second-up, 9-5 favorite Ramalama (George Brennan) who took her shot at the lead toward the 1:23.1 three-quarters. However, she couldn't go by as Fashion Mystery held a stubborn--but short--lead into the lane. The fresh threat was a third-over Feeling You. Starting from post position No. 6, she launched her wide bid through the lane, powering past from fifth. Feeling You widened to win by 3½ lengths in 1:52.2. Second went to 49-1 rank outsider Rock N Load (Jason Bartlett), with a from-last Royal Cee Cee N (Brian Sears), Ramalama and Fashion Mystery coming away with the remainder. For second choice Feeling You, a 6-year-old daughter of Cambest co-owned by her driver, Stephen Oldford and Oldford Farms and trained by Amber Buter, it was her ninth win in 20 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $201, with the triple returning $520. The featured trot saw Prayer Session (Bartlett) take his shot from the pole, leading a quartet of early leavers through early intervals of :26.4 and :56.3. He'sgotlegs (Mark MacDonald) was pocketed and, after a break by Somebody AS (Dan Dube), Brando's Muscle Man (Brennan) settled third. Lone lady Can I Say-from post No. 4--then moved out of fourth, gaining on the leader in and out of a 1:25.1 three-quarters. Meanwhile, this particular Prayer Session was about done turning for home, as Can I Say sustained her bid. She whipped a passing-lane He'sgotlegs by a neck in 1:55.4. Super Manning (Sears), trailing from his ordered eight-hole, closed for third as the slight 2-1 choice, with Lorenzo Dream (Eric Goodell) and "Brando" rounding out the payees. For sixth choice Can I Say, a 4-year-old daughter of Fourth and One co-owned by Terry & Clarence Devos and James Whelan and trained by Scott Osterhout (turned 29 Friday), she's now 5-for-17 this season. Can I Say is 4-for-4 since arriving from Mohawk, moving up the class ladder each time. The exacta paid $89.50, the triple returned $1,176 and the superfecta paid $4,202. The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule. by Frank Drucker for Yonkers Raceway  

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Colt stakes has once again attracted the stars of the region when Red Shores Racetrack & Casino plays host to a Saturday double header at 1pm and 7pm. The two -year-old colts and fillies take to the CDP oval for the afternoon program while the three-year-old colts and fillies will go under the lights. The action will be carried live at Tobins Fushion, Super S Yzerman and Saulsbrook Alana will highlight the action packed 14 dash afternoon card in their respective divisions. Gilles Barrieau will drive Tobins Fushion in race 5. The colt, owned by Boyd MacDonald and Daniel Ross of PEI and Charles Seymour, N.B., has $18,605 banked this season and goes into the race with six wins and a second from 8 starts. Super S Yzerman, with Clare MacDonald listed to drive, is the morning line favorite in race 7. MacDonald, who co-owns with Morah Kerr, Greenfield, N.S., will need to work out a trip from post 7 to order to keep his four race win streak alive. Saulsbrook Alana, a two-year-old filly from the Reg MacPherson and Kevin MacLean stable, will parade in race 8 coming off back to back winning performances including that 1:55.1 mile in the Lady Slipper gold stake at Red Shores Summerside. Brodie MacPhee will handle the driving duties. First race post time for the evening card is 7pm with Untouchable One shipping in to race for the Dooley Boys racing stable of Halifax, N.S. The three-year-old pacer has won his last three starts and is closing in on $81,000 in lifetime earnings. Kenny Arsenault will drive from the rail. Libertys Art, Beach Paradise and Brand of My Own are also triactor candidates. One of the most anticipated match-ups of the season will take place in race 8 when The Rev (Danny Romo), Forever Paradise (Brodie MacPhee) and Scarlet Chaser (Gilles Barrieau) hook up in their $5,640 class. Norman Hall, who co-owns Scarlet Chaser, handles the trackside presentations for the PEI Colt stakes so a win would mean hardware for his own mantle. Three-year-old filly sensation Dianna Santanna will go after her 7th win of the season when she lines up from post 4 for catch driver John Holmes, owner Doug MacPhee and trainer Tom Weatherbie in race 7. Atlantic Aged Mares Headline Red Shores Summerside Program on Sunday; Trackside Ceremony for PCHC President Philip Doucette Summerside, PE - Two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Mares will be showcased at Red Shores Summerside Sunday. Post time is 1pm. Stayoutofmyaffair has drawn the rail in the first Atlantic Aged Mares split for trainer Stephen Quinn, driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The mare is riding a two race winning streak and meets the tough General Luckypercy with Gilles Barrieau in the bike. Quinn will also send out Bunny Mach with Jason Hughes driving for Don and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The field also includes Doober Hoozzitz, Private Joke and JJ Maywest. Dirt Track Momma takes her A game to the legendary Prince County oval from post five in race 9. The Jonah Moase trainee is coming off a win at Fredericton for young Dale Spence. The five-year-old mare has 15 wins this season. Kenny Arsenault gets the call to drive. JK Special (Walter Cheverie), Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes), Skylark Hanover (Gilles Barrieau), Woodmere Rose (Corey MacPherson) and Mylittlerebel) complete the roster. Each division carries a$3,040 purse. The top guns go to the gate in race 12 with Bet the House guarding the pylons for Barrieau and trainer Blaine Mckenna. Cambest Kisser is the early favorite with King of Rock also part of the top choices. Windemere Express, who ran into some traffic trouble last week, is also entered for Earl Watts and driver Michael McGuigan. The power-packed field has Artners in Crime, Narragansett, Creighton Hanover and Machinthesand in the race 12 showdown. The program will also feature a special trackside ceremony in honor of Prince County Horsemen's Club president Philip Doucette. Doucette passed away suddenly last Sunday after competing in a race a Red Shores Summerside. The ceremony, which honors fallen drivers, will take place after race 4. For complete results, race programs and live video go to By Lee Drake  

Top flight undercard races from Paris-Vincennes on Saturday are summarized below, along with fast-class events at Bollnas: Prix Berck-Sur-Mer, 40,000 euro purse, 2100 meters, 1.15.1kr 1. Union des Pres (5f Indy de Vive-Kerrie du Prieur), M. Bezier up (odds 27/1) 2. Une Dame (5f Jeanbat du Vivier-Girl Begonia), Jacques Bruneau driving  3. Ultima de Carsi (5f Hulk des Champs-Heenike de Carsi), Anthony Barrier aboard Prix Emile Wendling, 85,000 euro purse, 2700 meters, 1.14.4kr 1. Rori Axe (3f Ready Cash-Gamine Grif), Joseph Verbeeck, trainer Phillipe Allaire, owner Scuderia Colibri 2. Jonesy (3m Muscles Yankee- Ripley), Tomas Korvenoja, owner Ecurie OY Trot AB 3. Tast of Bourbon (3f Donato Hanover-Qualita Bourbon), Jean-Pierre Dubois driver and owner, Jean Baudron trainer  4. Robert Bi (3m Toss Out-Upfront JM), Dominick Locqueneux, R. Hagoort trainer, owner K.K. Bijerk (Holland) Prix Joseph Aveline, 80,000 euro purse, 2850 meters, 1.17.2kr 1. Vassila D'Orgeres (4f Love You-Falamine), Louis Baudron driver/trainer 2. Violetta Mauzin (4f Love You-Ouely de la Merite), Franck Nivard for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin 3. Viva Island (4f Goetmals Wood-Island Dream), Jean-Pierre Dubois (plus 25 meter handicap) 4. Very Nice Girl (4f Jasmin de Filore-Pocanontas de Line), B. Groult driver Prix de Basly, Gr. II monte, 120,000 euro purse, 2175 meters, 1.14kr winning time 1. Alexiandu Cherisay (3f The Big Boss-Precious Thing), Pierre-Yves Verva the winning jockey at 21/1 odds 2. Antara Buissonay (3f La Retour-Jadelle Buissonay), P-Edouard Maryaboard 3. Asana Trembladaise (3f Kuadro Wild-Passion d'Alban), Anthony Barrier up was third Prix Montier en Der. European, purse 75,000 euro, 2700 meters, 1.13.5kr winning time 1. Upman (5g Keplar-Niyafi), B. Mascle up in a driving finish 2. Orione Degli Dei (5g Conway Hall-Elissa Dei), Pierre Vercruysse up was second, trainer Mario Baroncini, owner Ecurie Balogna 3. Lobell Countess (5f Abano As-Countess Diamond), Hugo Langeweg Jr. up was third 4. Oibambam Effe(5f Classic Photo-Etna Sec), Pierre Levesque driving ended fourth 5. Torrcelli (6m First de Retz-Olympic Star), Joseph Verbeeck up was fifth 6. Beckman (6g Turbo Sund-Nins Palema), J-M Bazire was sixth Prix du Mont Saint Michel, 62,000 euro purse, 2700 meters, Quinte+ race of the day 1. Renardo Bello (8m Kiwi-Enfilade-Tarass Boulba), Damien Bonne aboard at 10/1 odds - this is a 12 time career winner of 329.000 euro and half-brother to Offshore Dream 2. Pedro Vici (10g Hulk des Champs-Eau du Loir), W. Bigeon up was second 3. Tintin d'Ecouves (6m Lucky d'Hilly-Oasis de la Basie), J-M Bazire up ended third As noted, excellent racing also took place this day at Bollnas with exceptional winners being: True Advantage (6f Conway Hall-Paragon Princess-Mr. Lavec) for Ulf Ohlsson in 1.10.7kr in the Bollnas Kommun for mares; winners share of purse was 125,000SEK over 1640 meters autostart, her 18th lifetime win good for over 2.75 million SEK. Gisela As (4f Infinitif-Golden Door Lindy-Cambest) was second for Ake Svanstedt; Credit Fayline (7m Credit Winner-Fay Topline-Mr Nevele), a 1.10.9kr winner for Magnus Jakobsson in a Silver Division contest over 1640 meters for 125,000SEK first prize; New Line (8g King Conch-Pa'en Igen Frokjar-Pay Dirt) a 1.11.6kr winner over 2140 meters autostart in a Gold Division affair worth 150,000SEK to the winner. Ake Svanstedt piloted New Line that now has 16 wins and 2,392,000SEK earned; Royal Apanage (5m Offshore Dream-Queen Apanage-Alf Palema), a 1.12.2kr winner in a Class II event for 100,000SEK first money over the 1640 meter autostart course. Ulf Ohlsson was the pilot. Thomas H. Hicks  

Vegas Vacation set a new record of 1:48.3 in his division of the Simcoe stakes tonight Saturday the 7th of September at Mohawk Raceway. Harness racing driver Brian Sears swept the two divisions driving Fool Me Once to win the other division. The Champlain Stakes also featured on the night with Winds Of Change, Precious Beauty and Luck Be Withyou winning                   Race 1: 1st Shes Da Bomb (b,f,2 - Art Major-Armbro Bombay-Western Hanover 2nd Porsche Seelster (b,f,2 - Artistic Fella-Platinum Seelster-Western Hanover) 3rd Impatience (br,f,2 - Somebeachsomewhere-Restive Hanover-The Panderosa) Race 2: 1st Your So Vain (b,c,3 - Donato Hanover-Tennis Lover-Muscles Yankee) 2nd Royalty For Life (b,c,3 - Rc Royalty-Bourbon N Grits-Donerail) 3rd Smilin Eli (b,c,3 - Muscles Yankee-Gerris Joy-Enjoy Lavec) Race 3: 1st Master Of Law (br,g,3 - Deweycheatumnhowe-Possess The Magic-Self Possessed) 2nd Punxsutawney (b,c,3 - Glidemaster-Sunseeker Kosmos-S Js Photo) 3rd Wheeling N Dealin (b,c,3 - Cantab Hall-Quick Credit-Credit Winner) Race 4: 1st Ideal Race (b,g,7 - Western Terror-Eidette Hanover-Big Towner) 2nd Thepaninsulahotel (b,h,7 - No Pan Intended-Onenightinpangkok-Matts Scooter) 3rd Twin B Impressive (b,g,4 - Bettors Delight-Impeccant-Jate Lobell) Race 5: 1st Fool Me Once (b,c,3 - Art Major-Fool That I Am-Jennas Beach Boy) 2nd Captive Audience (b,c,3 - Art Major-Captiva Island-Western Hanover) 3rd Lucan Hanover (b,g,3 - Western Ideal-Lauren Order-Dragon Again) Race 6: 1st Winds Of Change (b,c,2 - American Ideal-Arts Temptress-Artsplace) 2nd Jet Airway (br,c,2 - Jeremes Jet-Aromatic-Artiscape) 3rd Crafty Master (b,c,2 - Mister Big-Cam Odie-Camluck) Race 7: 1st Bestofbest Hanover (b,h,5 - Western Hanover-Bunny Lake-Precious Bunny) 2nd Sparky Mark (b,h,6 - Astreos-Luckbealadytonite-Camluck) 3rd Shelbys Cobra (b,g,6 - Western Ideal-Sounds Perfect-Artsplace) Race 8: 1st Precocious Beauty (b,f,2 - Art Major-Precious Beauty-Jate Lobell) 2nd Beach Gal (br,f,2 - Somebeachsomewhere-Michelle My Gal-Dragon Again) 3rd Bahama Blue (b,f,2 - Somebeachsomewhere-Isabella Blue Chip-Bettors Delight) Race 9: 1st Luck Be Withyou (b,c,2 - Western Ideal-Trim Hanover-Camluck) 2nd Fort Knox (b,c,2 - American Ideal-The Art Museum-Artsplace) 3rd Some Major Beach (b,c,2 - Major In Art-Wheres The Beach-Beach Towel) Race 10: 1st Aslan (b,g,4 - Mach Three-Skyview-Falcon Seelster) 2nd Ellis Park (br,g,4 - Rocknroll Hanover-Roller Cam-Cambest) 3rd Smokin Bear (gr,g,4 - Grinfromeartoear-Smokin Pistol-Jate Lobell) Race 11: 1st Vegas Vacation (br,g,3 - Bettors Delight-Dont You Smile-Grinfromeartoear) 2nd Sunshine Beach (b,c,3 - Somebeachsomewhere-Light Up-Artsplace) 3rd Sunfire Blue Chip (b,c,3 - American Ideal-Shot Togo Bluechip-Cams Card Shark) Race 12: 1st Grande Seelster (br,g,5 - Camluck-Glendale Kim-Troublemaker) 2nd Bestinthebusiness (b,g,5 - Another Mile-Tendin To Business-Lon Todd Hanover) 3rd Top Gear (b,g,6 - Real Desire-Trust Me Ashley-Ball And Chain) Race 13: 1st Bay Of Sharks (b,h,7 - Cams Card Shark-Whitley Bay-Tylers Mark) 2nd Red Bugler (b,g,6 - Cammibest-My Friend Flicka-Firm Friend) 3rd Clic K (ch,g,5 - Shanghai Phil-Eclatante-Bullvons Dream) All videos are attached.  

The best of racing in the Bluegrass State was on display Sunday night at The Mile as the historic track hosted the $2 million Kentucky Super Night with eight $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals for 2 and 3 year olds highlighting the program. Included among the large crowd at The Red Mile was Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane. Six different stallions were represented among the eight championship winners, with only Deweycheatumnhowe and Ponder having double winners. It was a big night for Alan and Meg Leavitt's Walnut Hall Ltd. as the Lexington farm bred and own a pair of KYSS final winners in the 2-year-old gelding trotter Sorrento Hall and the 3-year-old filly trotter Ma Chere Hall. Sorrento Hall broke her maiden in her fourth career start with a 1:59 effort for driver Mike Lachance. The son of Groton Hall-SB Fuchias Image dropped in third from post 9 and then moved to the lead around the final turn, drawing clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths over Samburu and Trace Tetrick, with Scacco Matto and Jeff Nisonger third. Fred Grant trains Sorrento Hall, who came into the race with just $5,550 in earnings but leaves $125,000 richer with the winner's share of the purse. Ma Chere Hall had no problems in capturing her $250,000 final with a career-best 1:52.3 effort for driver Corey Callahan. Rockin With Dewey and Lachance finished second, with Little Bitty Lies and Tim Tetrick third. Jonas Czernyson trains the winning daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Margarita Hall for Walnut Hall Ltd. and partners Aldebaran Park Inc. and Joe Sbrocco. Ma Chere Hall was a three-time winner in 2012, including the $202,500 Kindergarten Series final at Vernon Downs, and she is now five for nine this year as she increased her career earnings to $351,408. It was also a big night for Master Of Law, who had no problems with post 10 in the KYSS final for 3- year-old male trotters as he cruised to a 1:52.4 triumph for driver Scott Zeron. Lauderdale and driver Callahan finished second, with Dewey Luvs Britt and Kevin Oscarsson third to complete the Deweycheatumnhowe-sired trifecta. A gelded son of Deweycheatumnhowe-Possess The Magic, Master Of Law posted his fifth straight victory as Zeron go away third and then made a move to the front approaching the half, taking control and never looking back as he scored a career mark. Trained by Frank Antonacci and owned by Lindy Racing Stable, Brittany Farms and Adam Victor & Son Stable, Master Of Law is headed next to the Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk, according to driver Zeron. Bandolito stretched his winning streak to nine in what trainer and co-owner Daryl Bier was his last start of the year in the rich final for 3-year-old colt pacers. Although Bier had been driving the son of Ponder-Sody's Home Brew, he turned the lines over to Tim Tetrick on Sunday and the decision paid off with a 1:49.4 victory. Duel In The Sun and Callahan finished second, with Phenomenon and Lachance third. Bier shares ownership of Bandolito with his brother, Tommy, and Charles Dombeck. Unraced at two, Bandolito finished third in his career debut but hasn't been beaten since as he increased his earnings to $188,940. Gov. Beshear presented the trophy for the KYSS final for 2-year-old colt pacers and it was the connections of Last Best Chance who were celebrating in the winner's circle. The race got off on a bad note for the heavily-favored On Golden Ponder, who made a break for driver Lachance, but that paved the way for Tim Tetrick to go on to post the 1:56.2 victory with Last Best Chance. Proceed To Party and Tyler Smith was three-quarters of a length behind in second, with Up N At It and Doug McNair third. Trained by David Nelson, Last Best Chance is a son of Cambest-Pinehurst Lady. The win was his second in four starts and came after a pair of third-place finishes behind On Golden Ponder in the KYSS preliminaries. He boosted his earnings to $133,250 with the career-best victory. Things went much better for Lachance in the KYSS final for 2-year-old filly pacers as he directed Somethinincredible to a 1:55.3 victory, besting runner-up Salsa Star and Randy Tharps by 8 1/2 lengths, with Magical Bestern and Jimmy Stiltner II third. Sent off the 1-9 favorite after two easy wins in the KYSS opening rounds, Somethinincredible is a daughter of Ponder-Breathdefying trained by Bob McIntosh and owned by Robert McIntosh Stables, CSX Stables and Dave Boyle. The win was a career best as she boosted her earnings to $161,825. "She's a pretty good filly," said Lachance. "It's easy to say she could be a Grand Circuit filly, but I think she could be. She's beautiful and good gaited." Petticoat Affair and driver Brad Hanners romped to a 7 1/4-length win in 1:56.4 in the final for 2- year-old filly trotters. KJ Brenda and Lachance were second, with Dress For Success and Callahan third. Bobby Brower trains and co-owns the daughter of Valley Victor-Katie Hall with Mystical Marker Farms. The career-best win was Petticoat Affair's fourth in a row in six career starts, increasing her earnings to $160,063. KZ Beach Girl was a 1:53.2 winner in the KYSS final for 3-year-old filly pacers with Chris Page driving for trainer Steve Carter. So Nice and Peter Wrenn were second, with Diligent Prospect and Callahan third. A daughter of Jenna's Beach Boy-Artical, KZ Beach Girl is owned by Peggy and Steve Cater, Chuck Grubbs and RB Reid. The win was her fifth of the year and a career best, increasing her earnings to $220,825.  

Charlottetown, PE - Balanchine will headline the Preferred Pace Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 13 dash event is 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will host an action packed Labour Day program on Monday with 13 races. Post time is 1pm. Balanchine, owned by Mike Pollard, Stratford and Joey Gallant, Charlottetown, drew post 7 in the evening's top class for driver Brodie MacPhee and the grounds leading trainer Jackie Matheson. The nine-year-old gelding, who is coming off a third place 1:53.2 performance, makes his 15 start this season and a trip to victory lane will mark his 50th lifetime win. Wild Dragon and Terry Gallant are listed at 3-1 on the morning line while Foxyhall Racing will send out two stable stars with Lucky Encounter, with Walter Cheverie driving, and Greatheart Hanover for Jason Hughes. The line-up also includes Forever Paradise, Windemere Express, Machinthesand and Pownal Bay Mustang. Dirt Track Momma takes her winning streak into the Fillies and Mares open in race 10. Trainer Jonah Moase has listed Kenny Arsenault to do the driving from post 4. Race analyst Les MacIsaac has number four on top and is leaning on JK Special for the runner-up spot. "She's still about as steady as any mare in the region and the only thing that her halted her top three run last time was the seven hole," said MacIsaac. "She moves four spots to her left (post 3) so that should her right back in the thick of it." To check out Les's top picks go to Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside is ready to go with a 13 dash program Monday. Post time is 1pm with all the action be carried with the live broadcast at The traditional holiday program from the Prince County oval has King of Rock leading the charge in the top class for owners Barry, Trevor and Kevin Doyle of Earnscliffe. The son of Rocknroll Hanover is 10 for 25 in top three finishes this season and hasn't been worse than second in his last six starts. Brodie MacPhee gets the driving assignment from conditioner Darren Trainer. Every Day has drawn the rail for driver Brian Andrew and his owners William and Rachel Andrew while Bet the House leaves from post 2 for Walter Cheverie. Additional chart lines will be announced on Bet the House, who finished seventh after a break at the start on Thursday, and Creighton Hanover rallied for fourth on the same program. Mark Bradley gets the call to drive in this contest. Narragansett and Norris Rogers go into the event riding a two-race winning streak for Foxyhall Racing of Summerside and their trainer Dale Sobey. Ultimate Faith, who competed in the Spud Island Classic, and Cambest Kisser, owned by Donald and Stephan MacRae, Vernon Bridge, could also knock off the favorite for driver Jason Hughes. Rogers picks up another live drive in the afternoon back-up class when he handles Paphos for Donnie Milligan of Tyne Valley. The pacing veteran won by five lengths in his last start in 1:56.1. The Open trotters move to the historic oval on Monday with Zip the Lip landing on the cones for Brian MacPhee. MacPhee reached career win 1,700 Thursday in Charlottetown. Abundaspin, 5-2 odds, is listed as the one to beat as Harold Shepherd handles the teenager for owner Mikaela Lustic, Warren Grove. Caliban Hanover, owned by Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall, will try to spoil the party from post 7 for driver Ron Gass. For race programs, top picks from Jared Stretch or live video go to by Lee A. Drake  

Charlottetown, PE - Gold Cup finalist Proven Lover will take on a power-packed field in the $2,400 feature Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time to kick off the action is 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will host a 13 dash program on Sunday with stakes stars invading the Prince County oval at 1pm. Proven Lover, owned by Casey Gavin, Tignish, PE, will leave from post 6 in race 12 with Terry Gallant listed to drive for trainer Thane Mann. The nine-year-old pacing star was roughed up in the Gold Cup trial to finish third and then placed fifth in the final where he was charted in 1:52.4. Touch of Lightning, who became the fasted Island bred horse when he stopped the timer in an incredible 1:53 flat in the Premier's pace has drawn post 4 for driver Earl Smith and his connections of Don and Peter Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey while Governor's Plate winner Wild Dragon starts from post 5 for catch-driver Walter Cheverie. Here is the complete field from the rail out J V S Ring (pp1), All Turain (pp2), Big League (pp3), Touch of Lightning (pp4), Wild Dragon (pp5), Proven Lover (pp6), Cambest Kisser (pp7) and Greatheart Hanover (pp8). The open trotter will share in the stage in race 3 with top guns Zip the Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) hooking up in the $1,800 contest. For live video, Horse Player Interactive information or race programs go to Summerside, PE - The two-year-old stars of harness racing will strut their stuff Sunday at Red Shores Summerside with six divisions of the Joe O'Brien Memorial for colts while the fillies compete in six splits of the Lady Slipper. The action will be carried live from with HPI players getting in on the program. In the first O'Brien gold, Dumas Walker, named after the Kentucky Headhunters hit in the 1990's, puts his winning streak on the line in race 6. Myles Heffernan will drive the colt who has been perfect since the mis-cue at Summerside in the Callbeck stake. Settlement Request and JJ Laser will try to knock off the favorite. Tobins Fusion headlines the other O'Brien Gold division for Gilles Barrieau. The Western Paradise colt has banked $11,523 this season for Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Daniel Ross and Charlie Seymour. The undefeated filly Lovineveryminute steps on the racetrack in the Lady Slipper gold event in race 8 for trainer Earl Watts. The filly is five for five with $18,792 to her credit since July 1. Owner Reg MacPherson and his trainer Kevin MacLean send out Saulsbrook Alana from post 5. The MacPherson-MacLean combination has been red hot lately. Dusty Lane Dora, trained by Elton Miller, is 5-2 on the morning line for the next Lady Slipper Gold in race 12. Corey MacPherson gets the driving assignment for owner Ron Gass, Cornwall. For race programs, Jared's Picks and up to the minute results go to by Lee A. Drake  

VERNON, NY—Dorothy Zarza’s Northern Companion advanced from last to first to capture Saturday night’s $10.000 Open pace feature at Vernon Downs. Trainer Robert Hoffman was in the sulky as Northern Companion started out dead-last. The gritty 5-year-old gelding stayed in sixth place through the half, as the favorite JK Panache cut out the mile. The bay son of Cambest-Smoke It Out rallied three wide from fourth around the final turn and kept on charging until he caught the determined pace-setter in the final sixteenth, and then zoomed on to a 1-3/4-length victory. Saturday’s score was the fourth locally and the ninth this season for the career-winner of $160,532, who now sports 29 lifetime win-credits. Leading driver Rick Plano posted four tallies during Saturday’s 13-race card, including a 152.1 triumph with the Maurice Bazinet-owned-and-trained sidewheeler Ideally Magic in the fourth race. It was the sixth win at the 48-program meeting for the rugged 11-year-old gelding, tops among representatives of the lateral gait, and tying the trotters Glorious Winner and Ulay Boko for most victories by equine performers at the 3013 meeting through Aug. 10. John Macdonald, a newcomer to the Downs this season, recorded his 12th driving double of the track’s 60th anniversary campaign. DOWNS DOINGS Plano, who raised his win total for the meet to 93, leads in four-win performances here this season with six… The Downs will offer live racing Thursday-Saturday next weekend, with first post each evening at 6:45… A revised 2013 racing and stakes calendar, as well as additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at Jim Moran

Summerside, PE – The first leg of the Premier’s Pacing Series headlined the 12 dash card program Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Wild Dragon won the first division of the Premier’s Pace for driver Gilles Barrieau in 1:54.2. Barrieau, who made three trips to winner’s circle on the day, handled the assignment for trainer Darren Trainer and his co-owner wife Jennifer Trainer of Vernon River. The Governor’s Plate champion beat McApulco (Walter Cheverie). Greatheart Hanover (Stephen Quinn) was third. Lucky Encounter made a sweeping move as the field turned for home to win the second division of the Premier’s Pace in an exciting stretch drive for Walter Cheverie. Foxyhall Racing Stable of Summerside, PE owns the five-year-old gelding who flashed a closing quarter of 28.4 seconds to seal the victory. Dale Sobey is the winning trainer. Touch of Lightning (Earl Smith) and Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) completed the triactor. Jason Hughes also had a driving hat tricks. For complete results go to by Lee Drake  

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