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Down Under driver has huge weekend of racing. Down Under harness racing driver Todd McCarthy had an outstanding two nights at the Meadowlands in New Jersey over Friday and Saturday nights race meetings. McCarthy recently relocated to North America from Sydney Australia to further purse his harness driving career. With his older brother Andrew McCarthy already located in the US, Todd has entered the American racing scene with a great impact and is gaining huge winning momentum. On Friday night McCarthy scored 4 wins then backed up on Saturday night winning another 4 races and picking up 4 seconds and a third. Making that 8 wins and 5 placings in two days of racing at the Meadowlands. Three of which of the wins he teamed up with Down under trainers Noel Daley and Nifty Norman. Firstly Darkrshadeofpale N a Down Under mare trained by Noel Daley scored a convincing win in a $12,500 pace clocking 1:51.4 for the mile. Soon after McCarthy jumped on one of down under trainer Nifty Normans trotters in Godspell Hall and won easily in 1:53.2 taking home $15,500. Then to Saturday night and the talented Down Under pacer Effronte A found form again when winning in 1:51.2 after receiving the perfect two hole ride (trail) and then really rallied late to win by two and a half lengths. This son of Rock N Roll Heaven is also trainer by Down Under trainer Noel Daley.  Over the 11 days so far in 2021 Todd McCarthy has driven 10 winners and placed 6 times for $88,580 in stake earnings. He is off to a flyer and this year looks to be exciting for the Down Under talent. Monday 4th January Monticello Raceway NY Eden Paige N – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $5,200   Tuesday 5th January Pompano Park FL Thefreedomfighter N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $4,500   Wednesday 6th January Dover Downs DE Neon Sky N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $5,000  Soho Burning Love A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $22,000  Sudden Change N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $12,500    Northfield Park OH Rycroft N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $4,200   Thursday 7th January Dover Downs DE Tiger Thompson N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $13,000  Always Flashing A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $15,000  Itsrockandroll A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $20,000    Monticello Raceway NY Northern Assassin A – Time: 1:59.1, Stake: $4,600   The Meadows PA Hereslooknatyou N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $9,400   Friday 8th January Freehold Raceway NJ Tall Poppy N – Time: 1:56.4, Stake: $7,500   Meadowlands NJ Darkrshadeofpale N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $12,500 Dbldelitebrigade N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $15,500   Miami Valley Raceway OH Armabluechipboy N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $12,500 Sprinter N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $12,500 Persistent Threat A – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $12,500   The Meadows PA Yankee Roller A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $4,900   Saturday 9th January Cal Expo CA Hoo Nien A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $5,600   Freehold Raceway NJ Vasari N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $7,700   Meadowlands NJ Effronte A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $7,500 Italian Delight N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $10,000 Two Fiftyeight N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $8,125 Hold Thumbs N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $7,600   Miami Valley Raceway OH Messi N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $8,100 Charlottetown Driving Park CA Uncle Ben N – Time: 2:03.2, Stake: $1,400   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Consistent Down Under harness racing pacer Paduka N headlined a great result in the 12th race at the Meadowlands on Saturday night where Down Under horses were the first four home and three down under horsemen were also involved. Paduka N has been a hit since entering the US harness scene winning four races with five seconds and three thirds for $47,000 in stake earnings to date with a record of 1:49.3 to his credit. Saturday night’s win was a big effort. Starting from the 9 gate Down Under driver Todd McCarthy lit up the 7yo son of Bettors Delight to roar across the field to lead easily. Then just on the half mile point Down Under pacer Bechers Brook A was sent on his way and took over control of the field to lead the field the rest of the journey. It was a dog fight in the final stretch between the two Down Under pacers but Todd McCarthy got the very best out of Paduka N to get up and win in the last stride, clocking 1:50.4 for trainer Katricia Adams. Second in was Bechers Brook A and third was Seeuinnashville A. Fourth place went to a Down Under trio of Love The Blues N and down under driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Kelvin Harrison. Paduka N Even more impressive was Let It Ride's spectacular victory in the featured $28,000 Preferred Handicap on the night. Let It Ride was huge winning in 1:48.1 and he lead another all New Zealand bred trifecta with Hesa Kingslayer N running second and Vettel N coming third. Let It Ride   Sunday 27th December Harrahs Philadelphia PA Italian Delight N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $6,800  Vettel N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $11,600 Soho Wallstreet A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $5,600    Monday 28th December Dover Downs DE Kasey John A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $6,500    Monticello Raceway NY Eden Paige N – Time: 1:57.0, Stake: $5,200 Belfast N – Time: 1:57.4, Stake: $4,600   Northfield Park OH Executive Dash N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $4,400  Elrama N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $4,400   Tuesday 29th December Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Benson Boys N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $7,250   Monticello Raceway NY Epaulette A – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $5,600   Pompano Park FL Glenferrie Blade A – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $7,500   Wednesday 30th December Dover Downs DE Charlotte Royal N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $6,500  Neon Sky N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $4,500  Rock N Shard N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $6,500  Shes Pukka N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $16,000    Monticello Raceway NY Starskys Dream N – Time: 2:00.0, Stake: $3,100 Fiery Lustre N – Time: 1:59.3, Stake: $3,100   Thursday 31st December Dover Downs DE Mako Banner N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $9,500  Senor Macray A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $9,500    Freehold Raceway NJ Princess Holly N – Time: 2:00.2, Stake: $4,200 Lynbar Rose N – Time: 2:01.0, Stake: $4,900 Ideal Tyson A – Time: 1:59.0, Stake: $4,900   Friday 1st January Happy New Year Freehold Raceway NJ Msamrcasweethart A – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $10,500   Saturday 2nd January Freehold Raceway NJ Alberto Contador N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $5,000 Lettuceriprita A – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $6,300 Shneonucrzydiamnd A – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $9,000   Meadowlands NJ Let It Ride N – Time: 1:48.1, Stake: $28,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Hesa Kingslayer N, 3rd Vettel N Paduka N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $15,500 Down Under First 4 – 2nd Bechers Brook A, 3rd Seeuinnashville A, 4th Love The Blues N Thndrfrmthethron N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $7,500   Sunday 3rd December Northfield Park OH Executive Dash N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $5,000 Iam Erik N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $5,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Another Down Under harness racing mare wins at the Big M. Callmequeenbee A took home first prize on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The mighty Shadow Play mare was driven aggressively by David Miller through the mid stages when he made his mid race move to take the lead. From there it was perfectly rated by the Purple Jesus running the last three quarters in 28.1, 28.3 and 28.1. The 6yo crossed the wire clocking 1:52.3 for the mile and taking home the winnings of the $15,500 stake. Jeff Cullipher trains the mare and part owns alongside Pollak Racing LLC. Callmequeenbee A was recently exported to the US from Down Under and has now won three races in the Northern Hemisphere. The win put her career stake earnings past $200,000, with the majority coming from the 18 races she won when racing Down Under. Also in the field 10yo mare Milady Denver A finished in 3rd place and honest Down Under mare and daughter of Shadow Play, Sezana N came in 4th for Andrew McCarthy.   Monday 21st December Monticello Raceway NY Tyronsbettorsella N – Time: 1:59.3, Stake: $2,800 Belfast N – Time: 1:58.4, Stake: $3,500   Northfield Park OH Supreme Mach N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $3,800   The Meadows PA Blow A Cloud N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $7,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Statesman N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $9,500 Down Under Winners – 2nd Sporty Spook A, 3rd Tenacious One A Majestic Kiwi N – Time: 1:57.1, Stake: $9,500 Crockets Cullen N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $11,000   Tuesday 22nd December Pompano Park FL Glenferrie Blade A – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $7,500   Yonkers Raceway NY Coveredndiamonds N – Time: 1:58.2, Stake: $9,500   Wednesday 23rd December Harrahs Philadelphia PA Its Mesmerise N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $11,600  Darkrshadeofpale N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $10,000    Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Montana Pablo A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $4,600 Messi N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,300   Monticello Raceway NY Real Lucky N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $3,500   Western Fair Raceway CA Bute Courage N – Time: 1:58.3, Stake: $4,700   Friday 25th December Merry Christmas   Saturday 26th December Freehold Raceway NJ Solid Asa Rock N – Time: 1:57.1, Stake: $7,700 Hesa Kingslayer N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $12,000   Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Funatthebeach N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $8,850 Stars Align A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $18,400   Meadowlands NJ Paternity Suit A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $15,500 Callmequeenbee A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $15,500   Northfield Park OH Lovin Miss Daisy N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $7,200   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety  

Down Under Pacer continues to excel. Down Under pacer San Domino A added another harness racing win to his already impressive record on Saturday night in New York. The Somebeachsomewhere gelding came from behind in an 8 horse field at Yonkers Raceway contesting for $30,000 and put pay to his rivals. He settled 6th early and watched the early fireworks unfold up front where they sizzled to the first quarter (400m) in 26.3 around the half mile (800m) track, then to the half in 54.1. Driver Jason Bartlett sent the 7yo on a mission with 600m to run, circling four wide around the tiring leaders and charged away to victory for trainer Deborah Daguet in a time of 1:52.3. It took the Down Under pacers career stake earnings to around the $400,000 mark. Of the 8 runners in the field, 4 were down under pacers and those four were the first four home at the finish. Second was Hesa Kingslayer N, third being Tin Roof Raider A, and Rock Diamonds N came in fourth.    Monday 7th December Dover Downs DE Kasey John A – Time: 1:53.10, Stake: $7,000  Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Mary Catherine A – Time: 1:56.4, Stake: $4,600   Monticello Raceway Kamwood Laughter N – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $2,800 Sea Change N – Time: 1:58.4, Stake: $4,600   Northfield Park OH Naughty Maravu A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $12,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Runrunjimmydunn N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $9,500 Pacing Major N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $11,000   Tuesday 8th December Monticello Raceway Bettor Notbitter A – Time: 1:59.2, Stake: $5,200 Northern Assasin A – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $5,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Donegalartchokin N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $14,000   Wednesday 9th December Dover Downs DE Lincolns Girl N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $8,500 Anytime N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $16,000  Soho Burning Love A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $20,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA She’s Nun Bettor N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $12,800   Monticello Raceway Eqaulette A – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $5,200 Valloria N – Time: 2:00.3, Stake: $5,200   Thursday 10th December Dover Downs DE Late Mail N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $13,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Almighty Johnson N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $7,000 Need Luck N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $8,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Sezana N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $9,500 Sally Fletcher A – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $11,000 Bettors Heart N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $30,000 Bettor B Chevron N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $14,000   Friday 11th December Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Miss You N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $16,100   Meadowlands NJ Tall Poppy N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $7,500   Yonkers Raceway NY Walkinshaw N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $9,500 Benhope Rulz N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $9,500   Saturday 12th December Freehold Raceway NY Macintosh N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $7,700   Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Captain Dolmio N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $8,850   Meadowlands NJ Unloaded N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $12,500 Star Commander N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $10,000 Let It Ride N – Time: 1:48.4, Stake: $17,500 Ana Afreet N – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $28,000   Northfield Park OH American Empress N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $25,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Hundie N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $14,000 Redbank Blaze A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $17,500 San Domino N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $30,000 Down Under First 4 – 2nd Hesa Kingslayer N, 3rd Tin Roof Raider A, 4th Rock Diamonds N   Sunday 13th December Harrahs Philadelphia PA Joesstar Of Mia A – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $10,000 Polak A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $8,800 Myidealson N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $6,400 Polak A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $8,800   Northfield Park OH Mackeral A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $10,500   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under Trotter wins a nice race at the Meadowlands. 7yo Down Under gelding Deltasun A was back in the harness racing winners circle on Friday night when getting up to win a $25,000 pace in the last stride and in the process taking his American race record to 3 wins from just 5 starts. It was a perfectly timed drive from Geo Napolitano Jr who bought the son of Tenotrump first over just passing the half to start a searching run from deep in the field. Still a good 4 lengths off the leader at the top of the straight the pair inch by inch wore back the margin to get up to win in 1:53.2 for trainer Andrew Harris. Deltasun A had an outstanding Down Under racing career winning 19 races and over $250,000 in prize money. He won at Group 3 level on 3 occasions and placed in Group races a further 8 times, most notably winning two Group 1 races in the Home Grown Classic and the 3yo Vicbred Trotting Final, both with the legend Gavin Lang in the race bike.   Monday 23rd November Dover Downs DE Bad Boy Brad A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $7,000 Mako Banner N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $10,000   Northfield Park OH Persistent Threat A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $9,000   Plainridge Park MA Stihl N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $18,000   Pompano Park FL Risk N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $3,200   Saratoga Harness NY Mr Cool Seaeyre N – Time: 1:58.3, Stake: $7,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Statesman N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $9,500 Three Ways N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $9,500 One Off Delight A – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $14,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Majestic Sunrise N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $20,000   Tuesday 24th November Dover Downs DE Need Luck N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $7,000   Saratoga Harness NY Hereslooknatyou N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $5,200   The Meadows PA Hedges Avenue A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $10,400 Shezlimitless N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $9,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Millwood Bonnie N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $11,000 Demeter N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $16,000   Flamboro Downs CA Firebby A – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $8,500   Wednesday 25th November Batavia Downs NY Blacknsweet Adda A – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $7,500   Dover Downs DE Anytime N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $12,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA English Rose N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $7,000 My Kiwi Lady N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $11,600   Friday 27th November Freehold Raceway NY Princess Holly N – Time: 1:58.2, Stake: $4,200   Hollywood Dayton Raceway OH Montana Pablo A – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $4,150 Miss You N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $17,250   Meadowlands NJ All American N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $12,500 Deltasun A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $25,000   Plainridge Park MA Rock Diamonds N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $25,000   The Meadows PA Cocosfella A – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $10,400 Salty Robyn N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,100 Dream Out Loud N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $9,500   Yonkers Raceway NY Gunpowder N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $9,500 Major Crocker A – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $9,500 Zach Maguire N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $9,500   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Better Be Donna N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $20,000 Bettor Trix N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $16,000   Saturday 28th November Batavia Downs NY Rainbow Romance N – Time: 1:59.1, Stake: $3,200 Sir Richie N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $5,000   Freehold Raceway NY Machiatto N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $9,000   Meadowlands NJ Franco Totem N – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $21,000   Northfield Park OH American Empress N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $13,500   Scarborough Downs ME Holy Grail N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $4,400 The Bus A – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $5,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Kerford Road A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $14,000 Alta Leroy N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $17,500   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Mongolian Hero N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $24,000   Sunday 29th November Harrahs Philadelphia PA Polak A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $8,800 Thatswhatisaid N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $14,400   Click here for previous weeks articles     by Carter Dalgety  

Super Star Down Under Mare wins first race in her American harness racing career. Bettors Heart N didn’t waste any time when getting back into the winners circle since relocating to the US to purse her racing career. Friday night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey was the night, where the daughter of Bettors Delight wore down race rivals late in the home stretch to pick up a win in the $16,000 pace. With Down Under blood running through every part of her body the mare is handled by Down Under trainer/driver combination in Nifty Norman and Dexter Dunn. She is also still partly owned by her New Zealand breeders the Bagrie Family. Bettors Heart N showed her real toughness late in the race when getting into clear air at the top of the straight but really rallying late to win in 1:50.3. Finishing a very gallant 2nd place was another Down Under Pacer in Tango Dancer N for Kelvin Harrison. Bettors Heart N made a name for herself Down Under when visiting Menangle Raceway in Sydney where she won the $200,000 Lady Ship Mile in 1:49.7. Following that win she raced the $1 million Miracle Mile against the boys but not placing. Her Down Under career stats stand at 9 wins and 11 placings for over $270,000 in prize money. An intriguing note of this race was that of the 8 trainers contesting in this race, 7 of those were Down Under trainers and those 7 finishing from 1st to 7th. There were also 3 Down Under drivers and 3 Down Under horses in the race. Dexter Dunn sends Harness racing Equine masterpiece out in style. Saturday night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey was the running of the TVG Finals. Being the last big event for top stakes horses of the year in the US. It was a large night for Down Unders Dexter Dunn, with three of his superstar horses having their last career start before pursuing a career in the breeding sector. Todd McCarthy, Nifty Norman and Chris Ryder had a night to remember also. First came freakish trotting mare Manchego who competed in the $320,000 TVG Open Trotting Mares Final. Settling 4th of the pack she angled first over just after the half to make her move and getting to the outside into the stretch with hardly any persuasion from Dunn the daughter of Muscle Hill made a mess of rivals to salute in 1:51.3. Shortly after the win one of the greatest Harness Racing trainers Jimmy Takter labelled her, “In my opinion best filly ever.”.  Next up for Dunn came the mare on a win streak Kissin In the Sand in the $150,000 TVG Open Pacing Mares Final. Coming off the gate Down Under mare Shartin N was the leader but Kissin In the Sand soon took over the lead and that was that, she kicked away up the straight to win in a new stakes record of 1:48.0. Now in the $371,900 Governors Cup for 2yo Pacing Colts and Geldings Nancy Takter and Dexter Dunn picked up their third big win of the night with Always A Miki, a son of first season sire Always B Miki who scored a very tough win in 1:50.2. Motoring for the 2yos.  To really top off he night the Down Under duo of Chris Ryder and Dexter Dunn took Bettors Wish out for his last race start and he was as fast as ever. Dunn taking the Bettors Delight Colt to the lead off the gate saying post-race, “we weren’t going to die wondering tonight”. From then running even splits until three quarter where he powered away to win in fitting fashion of 1:48.1.     A personal favourite of Dunns the big salute over the line was appropriate.  A huge victory came on the night for Down Under Duo in Noel Daley and Todd McCarthy. The pair teamed up with 2yo trotting filly Anoka Hanover to win the $451,800 Goldsmith Maid in 1:53.2. A huge win for the pair and driver Todd McCarthy’s biggest win since relocating to the US. Down Under trainer Nifty Norman also scored a large success on the night in the $398,650 Valley Victory for 2yo trotting colts and geldings with a son of Muscle Hill, Bee Forever. The win came in 1:54.0 in a close finish to the line.  On the big night of racing Down Under trainers and drivers won 8 of the 13 races.    Monday 16th November Northfield Park OH Elrama N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $5,500 Rycroft N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $5,500   Pompano Park FL Risk N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $3,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Somwherenbrookln N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $9,500 Hudsen A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $14,000 Globaldomination N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $18,000 Abraxas Blues A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $11,000   Tuesday 17th November Monticello Raceway NY Ohoka Johnny N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $7,200 Kenrick N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $6,200 Im A Director N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $6,700   Northfield Park OH Strawb’s Chippie N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $4,400   Saratoga Harness NY Nerve Of Steel N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $5,200 Make A Statement A – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $5,850 Pasultimatedelite N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $5,850 Down Under First 4 – 2nd Miss Irish Rose A, 3rd Bontz N, 4th Glenferrie Blade A   Yonkers Raceway NY Mossdale Lottee N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $12,000 Donegalartchokin N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $14,000 Demeter N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $17,000   Flamboro Downs CA Bettor Trix N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $10,500   Wednesday 18th November Dover Downs DE Western Secret A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $6,500   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Misty Memory N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $6,800 Its Mesmerise N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $10,000 Jossie James A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,800   The Meadows PA Dream Out Loud N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $9,500 Cocosfella A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,000   Thursday 19th November Dover Downs DE Glengarry Knight N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $6,500 Mister Ohanzee N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $6,500 Trojan Banner N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $8,000 Itsrockandroll A – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $22,000   Monticello Raceway NY Alta Jerome N – Time: 1:58.4, Stake: $2,800   Plainridge Park MA Rock Diamonds N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $17,500 Mach Doro A – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $9,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Seaswift Joy N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $20,000   Friday 20th November Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Bechers Brook A – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $14,200   Meadowlands NJ Bettors Heart N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $16,000 Mighty Mr Sharkey N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $12,500 All American N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $10,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Kerford Road A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $11,000 War Dan A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $11,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Bandit Queen N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $22,000   Saturday 21st November Cal Expo CA Dependlebury A – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $4,600   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Majestic Player A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $21,500 Miss You N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $22,250   Meadowlands NJ Bracken Storm A – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $15,000   Northfield Park OH American Empress N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $12,500   Scarborough Downs ME Holy Grail N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $4,400 The Bus A – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $5,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Speed Man N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $30,000 Raukapuka Ruler N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $17,500 Tin Roof Raider A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $17,500   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Mongolian Hero N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $16,000   Sunday 22nd November Harrahs Philadelphia PA Iammrbrightside N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $12,000 Let It Ride N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $8,800 Sevens Hope A – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,800   Northfield Park OH Celestial Arden N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $7,200 Brigadierbronski A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $8,800     Click here for previous weeks articles     by Carter Dalgety  

Down Under Harness Racing produces another million dollar earner. The weeks racing in North America was a huge one for Down Under export Dream Out Loud N when he won two races in the week and turned himself into a million dollar earner. The now 13yo pacer has been to the races for a staggering 253 starts and is still on the top of his game winning his last 4 races in a row. His first win of the week was on Wednesday at Harrahs Chester in Philadelphia where he won the $6,400 pace in 1:52.3 for trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen and driver Geo. Napolitano Jr. Then 4 days later the son of Bettors Delight headed back to Harrahs Chester Raceway and backed up in another $6,400 pace with the same trainer driver combination to win again in 1:52.0. A great effort and took his outstanding record to 48 wins, 52 seconds and 41 thirds and $1,018,500 in the bank. The gelding was originally sold to the states to Joe Muscara and has been superb ever since. It is a great example of how much a horse can achieve in their racing career if they are well managed throughout their career, a credit to everyone involved with the horse.   Monday 2nd November Dover Downs DE Mako Banner N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $9,500   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Lion Rock N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $5,000   Northfield Park Copper Coast A – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $4,400   Plainridge Park MA Stihl N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $15,000   Saratoga Harness NY   American Zest A – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $9,350 Teo Enteo A – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $3,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Bravo Tex N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,500   Western Fair Raceway CA Firebby A – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $6,500 Bute Courage N – Time: 1:59.3, Stake: $4,700   Tuesday 3rd November Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN The Empiressister – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $5,500   Monticello Raceway NY Dream Defence N – Time: 2:04.1, Stake: $3,400 Im A Director N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $6,200   Oak Grove Racing KY Hoo Nien A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,000   Saratoga Harness NY Hereslooknatyou N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $4,700 Make A Statement A – Time: 1:56.4, Stake: $5,675 Glenferrie Blade A – Time: 1:57.4, Stake: $4,125 Two Fiftyeight N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $3,850   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Mossdale Lottee N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $10,400 Benson Boys N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,800   Yonkers Raceway NY My Rona Gold N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $8,500 Golden Quest N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $15,000   Wednesday 4th November Batavia Downs NY Blacknsweet Adda A – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $7,250   Dover Downs DE Western Secret A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $7,000 Shezza Gnp N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $8,000 Ideal Lifestyle A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $12,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Dream Out Loud N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $6,400 Somthngaboutmary N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $6,800 English Rose N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $7,000 Its Mesmerise N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $10,000   Monticello Raceway NY Foo Fighter N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $6,200   Northfield Park Sporty Spook A – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $4,400 He Can Fly N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $7,200   Thursday 5th November Dover Downs DE Always Flashing A – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $6,500 Itsrockandroll A – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $12,000 Ideal Lifestyle A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $12,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Seaswift Joy N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $17,500   Friday 6th November Freehold Raceway NJ Princess Holly N – Time: 1:57.4, Stake: $4,200 Milady Denver A – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $5,000   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Hesa Kingslayer – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $16,500   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Lion Rock N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $5,000   The Meadows PA Rub Of The Green N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,100   Yonkers Raceway NY Gunpowder N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,500 Constntlysidewys A – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $8,500 War Dan Delight N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $10,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Better Be Donna N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $25,000 Lady Rocknrolla A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $14,000   Saturday 7th November Batavia Downs NY Mr Euroman N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,500 Harry Hoo N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $6,000   Freehold Raceway NJ Power Dreaming N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $4,800  Texican N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $5,000 Ideal Tyson A – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $4,800   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Gunrneedabgrboat A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $10,500 Majestic Player A – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $18,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH The Great Buzz N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $7,200   Meadowlands NJ Ana Afreet N – Time: 1:48.4, Stake: $20,000 Bracken Storm A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $10,000   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Iammrbrightside N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $8,800 Itsonlyrocknroll A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $6,800 Deltasun A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $14,000 Our Max Phactor N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $11,200 Benson Boys N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $8,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Imarocnrollegend N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $12,500 Down Under First 6 – 2nd Yayas Hot Spot N, 3rd Audie Hare N, 4th Kerford Road A, 5th Benhope Rulz N, 6th Solid Asa Rock A San Domino A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $25,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Leonidas A, 3rd Micky Gee N Soho Lennon A – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $12,500   Charlottetown Driving Park CA Uncle Ben N – Time: 1:59.1, Stake: $1,400   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Permission A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $24,000   Sunday 8th November Harrahs Philadelphia PA Dream Out Loud N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $6,400 Polak A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $12,000 Zinny Mach N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $5,600 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Statesman N, 3rd Buckeye N   Rosecroft Raceway MD Firenglow A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $7,000   Flamboro Downs CA Pembrook Legacy N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $8,800   Rideau Carleton Raceway CA Darcee N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $6,000     by Carter Dalgety  

Down Under horse people and horses step up again on significant weekend of harness racing. Friday and Saturday at Hoosier Park in Indiana saw the running of the prestigious Breeders Crown Finals. With 12 finals on show, one for each age, sex and gait, coming with that was $6 million in prize money. To no one’s surprised the star of the whole show was Down Under driver Dexter Dunn and Down Under trainer Nifty Norman had a spectacular night as well.  Starting on Friday, the first night of two, Dunn won 2 races and had 1 placing. Including a Breeders Crown Finals with Down Under trainer Nifty Norman. The trainer/driver combination won the $600,000 2 year old fillies final with Fire Start Hanover. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere who just held on to saluted in 1:50.4.  Moving onto night two being the Saturday, Dunn started the night off early with two wins, both with very in form Down Under pacers. Miss You N was the first who won the $67,500 Invitational Jerry Landess Memorial in 1:50.2. Closely followed by Stars Align A who was too sharp in the $69,000 Invitational Phil Langley Memorial in 1:49.2. Know to the main events of the night. Dunn steered sensation trotting mare Manchego to victory in the $300,000 Open Trotting Mares Final for trainer Nancy Takter. This was a historical win as it made Manchego just the fourth trotter in history to win three or more Breeders Crown Trophies. This being the daughter of Muscle Hills third Breeders Crown victory and set her career stake earnings to over $2.5 million.  Dunns next big win was with Kissin In The Sand in the $300,000 Open Pacing Mares Final in 1:48.4. Leading from the half, not even champion Down Under mare Shartin N who finished 2nd could get close to the high class daughter of Somebeachsomewhere. The win gave trainer Nancy Takter her third Breeders Crown Final of the night, two of which Dexter drove.  Topping off the night was 3yo trotter Amigo Volo winning his second Breeders Crown Final for Down Under pair Nifty Norman and Dexter Dunn. The Father Patrick gelding lead throughout and just held on to win in a time of 1:53.0. Nifty Norman also trained the 3rd placegetter in the race of Chestnut Hill who was driven by David Miller. Also on the night Down Under trainer Chris Ryder had two placings in Finals. Party Girl Hill placed 3rd in the 3yo Fillies event and Bettors Wish was a close 2nd in the Open Final. Both driven by Dexter Dunn.  Overall one of the most renowned race meetings on the American and Canadian racing calendar Down Under participants made their presence very much felt with 7 wins, 8 placings over the two nights of racing.    Monday 26th October Saratoga Harness NY   Crockets Cullen N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $9,350   Yonkers Raceway NY Tin Roof Raider A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $10,000   Western Fair Raceway CA Pembrook Legacy N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $8,500 Strong Enough N – Time: 2:06.1 (1 1/16 Miles), Stake: $8,100   Tuesday 27th October Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN High Rolling A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $7,000   Monticello Raceway NY Foo Fighter A – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $6,200   Saratoga Harness NY Make A Statement A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $4,750 Hereslooknatyou N – Time: 1:57.0, Stake: $4,700 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Sea Change N, 3rd Onspeed N Scarborough Downs ME Holy Grail N – Time: 1:56.4, Stake: $4,400   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Commander Paris N – Time: 1:57.4, Stake: $6,800 Thatswhatisaid N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,800   The Meadows PA Laughing Emoji N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $8,100   Wednesday 28th October Bangor Raceway ME Milwood Faith N – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $4,550   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Myidealson N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $7,600 Shes Pukka N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $14,400 Western Secret A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $6,800   Monticello Raceway NY Northern Assassin A – Time: 1:59.4, Stake: $5,000   Thursday 29th October Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Gunrneedabgrboat A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Alta Shelby N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,800 Beautiful Mrs A – Time: 1:57.1, Stake: $11,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Poppy Drayton N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $10,000   Friday 30th October Freehold Raceway NJ Sheeza Shark N – Time: 1:59.1, Stake: $4,200 Threedee Delight A – Time: 1:58.3, Stake: $5,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Mr Hasani N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $5,600   The Meadows PA Blow A Cloud N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $5,400   Yonkers Raceway NY Mcclinchie A – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $8,500   Saturday 31st October Batavia Downs NY Sir Richie N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $6,000 Mr Euroman N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $8,500 In Runaway Bay N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $6,500   Freehold Raceway NJ Vasari N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $9,625   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Miss You N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $67,500 Stars Align A – Time: 1:49.2, Stake: $69,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Cyclone Kiwi N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $11,700 The Great Buzz N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $7,200   Meadowlands NJ Paduka N – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $10,000 Whittaker N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $10,000 Darkrshadeofpale N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $8,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Don Domingo N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $12,500 Mister Spot A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $15,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Bandit Queen N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $22,000 Hail Christian N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $24,000 Sams A Champ A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $14,000   Sunday 1st November Bangor Raceway ME Simply Susational N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $6,500   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Sevens Hope A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $8,800 Thatswhatisaid N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $8,800   Northfield Park He Can Fly N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $7,200 Rosecroft Raceway MD Spondulicks N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $4,500 Major Pocket A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $9,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under Pacer impressive when winning once again. Franco Totem N scored another nice harness racing win at The Meadowlands on Saturday night. The down under export who previously raced briefly in New Zealand and more so in Australia, got right over top of rivals late to get out by a couple lengths to win, stopping the clock at 1:49.4. Down Under trainer Nifty Norman has had the son of Changeover in fine condition for his North American racing and this time had driver Geo Napolitano Jr in the bike. The win sent the 7yo Geldings career stake earnings to well over $220,000.    Paternity Suit A records sharp mile. Former Down Under pacer Paternity Suit A was a winner on Thursday at Plainridge Park in Plainville, Massachusetts. The Scott Rollins trained pacer crossed the line in 1:50.1 with Drew Monti steering him to victory. A hot first quarter was recorded in 26.3 when Paternity Suit A crossed to the rail from post 2 but Down Under pacer Ideal Star N soon took the front and then lead throughout. Paternity Suit A proved too quick up the straight as he popped out from his pocket and beat Ideal Star N. The son of Rock N Roll Heaven shot over $150,000 in stake earnings with the win.   Monday 19th October Harrington Raceway DE Mako Banner N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $11,000 Jacks Legend N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $18,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Amrcanbootscoota A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,500 Galactic Galleon N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $8,500 Dark Energy N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $8,500 Alta Leroy N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $15,000   Tuesday 20th October Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Callmequeenbee A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $12,500   Monticello Raceway NY Catcha Lefty A – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $6,200 Ohoka Johnny N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $7,200   Saratoga Harness NY Two Fiftyeight N – Time: 1:57.1, Stake: $3,850 Pasultimatedelite N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $3,850 Make A Statement A – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $4,125   Scarborough Downs ME Holy Grail N – Time: 1:58.0, Stake: $3,800   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Somewherenbrookln N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $6,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Kaitlyn N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $8,500   Wednesday 21st October Harrahs Philadelphia PA Eclipse Me N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $14,400 Anne Bonney N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $12,800   Thursday 22nd October Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Messi N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $6,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Machtu N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $7,200   Plainridge Park MA Paternity Suit A – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $12,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Poppy Drayton N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $8,500 Maczaffair N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $15,000   Friday 23rd October Harrahs Philadelphia PA Effronte N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $6,800   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Hez A Dude A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $8,600 Statement Made A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $9,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Solid Asa Rock A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $8,500 Down Under First 4 – 2nd Herrickroosevelt N, 3rd Barimah A, 4th Rainbow Romance N  Campora N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $10,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Major League N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $16,000 Better Be Donna N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $14,000   Saturday 24th October Batavia Downs NY Tullow N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $6,500   Freehold Raceway NJ Vasari N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $5,000   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Miss You N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $25,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Our Majordan A – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $14,000 Cyclone Kiwi N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $11,700 Sammy The Bull N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $6,300   Meadowlands NJ Franco Totem N – Time: 1:49.4, Stake: $14,000 War Dan A – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $8,000   Northfield Park OH Shezlimitless N – Time: 1:57.0, Stake: $7,400   Scarborough Downs ME Midnight Dylan N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $4,400 Flight Deck N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $4,200   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Higherthananeagle A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $10,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Audi Hare N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $12,500 Leondias A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $25,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Bandit Queen N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $22,000   Sunday 25th October Bangor Raceway ME Simply Susational N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $6,500   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Sevens Hope A – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $8,800 Vettel N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $14,400   Rosecroft Raceway MD Waikiki Beach A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $5,500   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Eleniark A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $6,800   Flamboro Downs CA Toot Toot N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,500 Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under Pacer in patch of top form. Stars Align A recorded his fourth consecutive harness racing victory on Saturday night at Dayton Raceway in Hollywood when he smashed a ten horse field for $16,000. The Art Major son was driven positively from his starting pole of 9 by driver Dan Noble and reached the first quarter in 26.1 and then onto the half in a sizzling 53.2. He then extended and kicked away from the field to win easily in 1:49.2 for trainer Christi Noble and new owner Joshua Graber. The fourth straight win was Stars Align A 32nd career win and took his stake earnings to over $460,000.    Down Under pacer wins yet again. Jacks Shadow N came up with another win at Chester’s race meeting on Sunday. The 6yo gelding just got overtop of another down under pacer in Itsrockandroll A to win the $14,400 pace in 1:50.3. Tim Tetrick was in the bike and Scott Di Domemico trains the son of Shadow Play. Jacks Shadow has been super consistent while racing in the US with this win being his 4th from his last 5 starts and he has won 17 races in North America.    Monday 12th October   Harrington Raceway DE Raptors Flight N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $7,500 Gotta Minute N – Time: 1:56.4, Stake: $5,500   Plainridge Park MA Somesizesomestyle N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $6,000 Nerve Of Steel N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $7,500   Western Fair Raceway CA Strong Enough N – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $6,800 Pembrook Legacy N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $8,200   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Aintnobettor A – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $14,000   Tuesday 13th October Harrington Raceway DE Shezallapples A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $18,000 Flashazz N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $4,500   Monticello Raceway NY Ohoka Johnny N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $8,600   Saratoga Harness NY Tenacious One A – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $5,100 Bontz N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $9,350 Onspeed N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $4,700   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Djokovic N – Time: 1:59.1, Stake: $6,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Valloria N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $8,500 Dongal Rundlscrk N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $5,500   Flamboro Downs CA Belfast N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $7,000   Wednesday 14th October   Bangor Raceway ME Millwood Faith N – Time: 1:59.0, Stake: $4,050   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Pekeson N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,500   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Dream Out Loud A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $7,600 Eclipse Me N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $11,600   Northfield Park OH Elrama N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $4,200   Thursday 15th October Plainridge Park MA Leonidas A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $17,500 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Rock Diamonds N, 3rd Paternity Suit A Kiwi Tintin N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $7,500 Naughty Maravu A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $10,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Bronze Over N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $10,000 The Charging Moa N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $10,000 Maczaffair N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $12,500 Lady Dela Renta N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $25,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Majestic Sunrise N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $17,000   Friday 16th October Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Hez A Dude N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $8,600 Statement Made N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $9,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Machiatto A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,500 Gunpowder N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $8,500   Saturday 17th October Batavia Downs NY Tullow N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $6,000   Freehold Raceway NJ Solid Asa Rock A – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $6,300   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Cyclone Kiwi N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $11,700 Stars Align A – Time: 1:49.2, Stake: $16,000   Meadowlands NJ Trojan Banner N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $10,000 Change Stride N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $6,000 Anna Afreet N – Time: 1:49.0, Stake: $16,500   Northfield Park OH Rockstar Angel A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,800   Northville Downs MI Stening N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $6,500   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Crockets Cullen N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $11,200 Macheasy A – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $10,000 Star Commander N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,800   Sunday 18th October Harrahs Philadelphia PA Iammrbrightside N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,800 Tiger Thompson N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $10,000 Jacks Shadow N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $14,400 Mitch Maguire N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $8,800 Robbie Burns N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $10,000 Tact Tate N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $8,800   Flamboro Downs CA Premier Joy A – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $6,500   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under trainer has big week in North America. Trainer Shane Tritton had a successful week of harness racing last week, where he started 10 horses for 4 wins, 3 seconds and 2 thirds. Team Tritton kicked off the week with a win at Pocono on Tuesday with Pilgrims Tide a son of Muscle Massive who won a $12,800 pace in 1:54.1. The team then headed to Yonkers Raceway on Thursday where Down Under stable star My Ruebe Star N won the $25,000 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:54.1 with Jordan Stratton in the bike. This took the Falcon Seelster mare"s American racing record to an impressive 7 wins from 8 starts. Staying at Yonkers but the following night Sweet N Fast N came in 2nd place behind down under pacer Redbank Blaze N. Then the highlight of the week came on Saturday night for Team Tritton where they picked up 2 wins, 1 second and a third also at Yonkers. Mister Spot A kicked the stable off with a very close second placing and then the race after Yayas Hot Spot N came in at third. In a race which was a Down Under trifecta with Soho Wallstreet A winning and Hundie N coming in 2nd in 1:53.4. The wins then came from San Domino A who put in an impressive run when winning in a slick time around the half mile(800m) track of 1:51.2 and Pat Stanley N who was having his US racing debut won the following race in 1:52.2. The week was rounded up with highly talented down under pacer None Bettor A running a great 2nd at Chester in Philadelphia. The winner of the race was down under’s Jacks Legend N who scored the winning time of 1:49.0 and Itsrockandroll A completed the Down Under Trifecta.  Down Under Horse people break records at The Red Mile in Kentucky. Sunday was a huge day for American Harness racing at the annual Red Mile race meeting and the Down Under participants made there presence felt in a big way. Once again Dexter Dunn was the star of the show winning 5 races and placing in a further two races. Down Under trainer Chris Ryder had an unforgettable day winning two features, one in a track record time. First up was sensation pacing mare Party Girl Hill who took on the male pacers in the Tattersalls Open Pace for $239,500. She came out a winner in a breathtaking time of 1:47.2 to retain her unbeaten race record of 13 wins from 13 starts and cemented her name in huge contention for American Horse of the Year. Straight after the big win Chris Ryder sent Dexter out with 4yo pacer Bettors Wish to contest in the $150,000 Allerage Open. Dunn was positive with the son of Bettors Delight and pulled away to win the race in 1:48.0, a new track record for 4yo male pacing stallions. Dexter Dunn and Bettors Wish                -- Amanda Stephens photo Not long after Dunn teamed up with another Down Under trainer in Nifty Norman and 3yo trotter Amigo Volo. The down under duo won the huge 3yo Trot worth $444,000 in a time of 1:51.0 with the son of Father Patrick. Dunn then finished the day just how he started it, in a winning way with Kissin In The Sand winning the $72,000 Allerage Fillies and Mares open in another track record time of 1:48.0 for trainer Nancy Takter. Dexter Dunn and Amigo Volo                -- Amanda Stephens photo   All up Dexter Dunn won just shy of $1 million in stake earnings from his day of driving and holds his spot as no1 driver in America for prize money earnt with $7.7 million, $1 million in front of Tim Tetrick and Yannick Gingras.    Monday 5th October   Harrington Raceway DE Raptors Flight N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $5,500     Yonkers Raceway NY Highview Conall N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $8,500 Mister Rebbily A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $12,000   Tuesday 6th October   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN The Empiressister N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $5,000   Harrington Raceway DE Rock N Shard N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $7,500   Monticello Raceway NY Ohoka Johnny N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,000   Saratoga Harness NY Bontz N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $5,300 Make A Statement A – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $3,225   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Mister Daytona N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,800 Highrthananeagle A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $6,800   The Meadows PA Hedges Avenue A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $10,400   Yonkers Raceway NY Anne Bonney N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $12,000   Wednesday 7th October   Bangor Raceway ME Millwood Faith N – Time: 1:59.0, Stake: $4,050   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Brilliant Strike N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $5,500   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Dream Out Loud A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $7,600   Monticello Raceway NY Starskys Dream N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $6,600   Northfield Park OH Mackeral N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $4,200   Thursday 8th October   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Le Reveur N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $5,600   Monticello Raceway NY Fiery Lustre N – Time: 1:58.2, Stake: $5,000   Plainridge Park MA Tisadream N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $12,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Sally Fletcher A – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $8,500 The Charging Moa N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $8,500 Shecouldbegood N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $10,000 Better B Chevron N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $10,000 Bettor Joy N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $12,500 My Ruebe Star N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $25,000   Friday 9th October   Freehold Raceway NJ Macjestic Toddy N – Time: 1:58.3, Stake: $4,200   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH The Great Buzz N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,600 Buzinga N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $11,700   Meadowlands NJ Bronskimackenzie A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $6,000   The Meadows PA Vega Star N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $10,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Amrcanbootscoota A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $8,500 Redbank Blaze A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $8,500   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Bandit Queen N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $22,000   Saturday 10th October   Batavia Downs NY Sir Richie N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $6,000   Freehold Raceway NJ Lettuceriprita A – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $12,000   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Eyespywithmylileye N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $18,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Cyclone Kiwi N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $11,700   Meadowlands NJ Saying Grace N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $10,000 Franco Totem N – Time: 1:49.0, Stake: $15,000 Anna Afreet N – Time: 1:48.3, Stake: $15,000   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Mr Cool Seaeyre N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $10,000 Weona Sizzler A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,800 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Machiatto A, 3rd Whats Inthe Esky N   Yonkers Raceway NY Beltane A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $12,500 Fizzing N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $12,500 Our Corelli N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $12,500 Speed Man N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $15,000 Soho Wallstreet A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $15,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Hundie N, 3rd Yayas Hot Spot N San Domino A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $17,500 Pat Stanley N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $17,500   Sunday 11th October   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Jacks Shadow N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $11,600 Jacks Legend N – Time: 1:49.0, Stake: $20,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd None Bettor A, 3rd Itsrockandroll A   Rideau Carleton Raceway CA Darcee N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $8,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under pair both put up big miles to win on big day. Saturdays harness racing at Dayton Raceway in Hollywood saw Miss You N and Stars Align put up big winning performances on Derby Day. Miss You N for Dexter Dunn and Virgil Morgan Jr won well in the $25,000 Fillies and Mares Open clocking a time of 1:49.0 and in the process set a Hollywood Dayton track record for older pacing mares. The Betterthancheddar mare had 17 starts for 3 wins and 8 placings Down Under and since relocating to North America has been nothing short of impressive by clocking multiple sub 1:50 miles. Stars Align A also put up a huge performance when winning the Dayton Derby Consolation for $75,000 in a ultra-sharp time of 1:48.1. Christi and Dan Noble were the trainer/driver combination of the Art Major Colt. The now 7yo had a very successful Down Under Career winning 24 races and placing a further 18 times and banking over $350,000 in stake earnings.  Also on the Day Down Under driver Dexter Dunn scored 3 wins. The big highlights coming in the $175,000 Dayton Derby for Mares and also the $176,500 Dayton Pacing Derby for Colts and Geldings. Dunn won the Mares Derby with Kissin In The Sand and trainer Nancy Takter.   They upset world champion mare Shartin N in the final straight when sailing past her to win in 1:49.0, equaling the Hollywood Dayton track record for older pacing mares. The Pacing Derby for boys saw a Down Under Trained quinella with Chris Ryder winning the race with Bettors Wish and Tahnee Camilleri finishing second with Dancing Lou. Dexter Dunn drove the winner and past the post in time of 1:49.0.  Down Under Pacer wins strongly in Canada. Hail Christian N scored a tough win on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The son of Christian Cullen had a very successful career racing Down Under in both New Zealand and Australia. But Saturday night’s win was for Canadian trainer T Osullivan and driver C Christoforou. The field roared out of the starting gate to clock a first quarter in 26.1 and then backing it off to see Hail Christian cross the line first in a time of 1:50.4. The 6yo Stallion won 11 races and placed 18 times Down Under for over $265,000 in stake earnings. Most notably winning the New Zealand Sires Stakes Sophomore Classic at listed level at Addington Raceway and placing 3rd in the Group 1 $200,000 Chariots of Fire at Menangle. His ownership is still retained by Harcourt Lodge currently in Canada who also raced him Down Under.    Monday 28th September Harrington Raceway DE Shneonucrzydiamnd A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $10,500   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Shes Sporty A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $7,600 Mighty Mr Sharkey N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $8,800     Tuesday 29th September Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Beautiful Mrs A – Time: 1:59.1, Stake: $6,500   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Motu Moonbeam N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $9,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd My Kiwi Lady N, 3rd Quite A Delight N   Saratoga Harness NY Khun Ratha A – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $3,500   Scarborough Downs ME Holy Grail N – Time: 1:59.2, Stake: $3,600   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Waimac Attack N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $8,800   The Meadows PA Rollin Withholly A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $8,400   Yonkers Raceway NY Anne Bonney N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $12,000   Wednesday 30th September Bangor Raceway ME Millwood Faith N – Time: 1:58.4, Stake: $4,050   Batavia Downs NY Electric Chapel N – Time: 2:00.2, Stake: $3,200   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Ideal Lifestyle A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $8,800 Queen Lostris N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $10,000 Infinite Symbol A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $10,000 Darkshadeofpale N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $5,600   Harrington Raceway DE Almighty Johnson N – Time: 1:57.4, Stake: $5,500   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Firenglow A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $3,700   Thursday 1st October Harrahs Philadelphia PA Deltasun A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $11,600   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH The Great Buzz N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $7,200   Plainridge Park MA Leonidas A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $17,500 Fearless Leader N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $7,500   Yonkers Raceway NY Lady Dela Renta A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $25,000   Friday 2nd October Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Bechers Brook A – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $15,000 Eyespywithmylileye N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $18,000 Prince Mcardle N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $8,000   The Meadows PA Boarder Control A – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $10,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Soho Wallstreet A – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $12,500 Mister Spot A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $12,500 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd War Dan Delight N, 3rd Italian Delight N Mickey Gee N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $25,000 San Domino N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $15,000 Down Under First 7 – 2nd Fizzing N, 3rd One Off Delight A, 4th Crockets Cullen N, 5th Anthem N, 6th Alta Leroy N, 7th Kimani N   Saturday 3rd October Batavia Downs NY Sir Richie N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $6,000 Mr Euroman N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,500 In Runaway Bay N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $5,000   Freehold Raceway NJ Heez Orl Black N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $5,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Miss You N – Time: 1:49.0, Stake: $25,000 Stars Align A – Time: 1:48.1, Stake: $75,000   Meadowlands NJ Whittaker N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $8,500 Mitch Maguire N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $8,500 Franco Totem N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $8,500   Scarborough Downs ME Flight Deck N – Time: 1:58.2, Stake: $3,800 Simply Susational N – Time: 1:57.4, Stake: $4,600   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Lachie Maguire N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $16,000 Joesstar Of Mia A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $14,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Hail Christian N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $16,000   Sunday 4th October Harrahs Philadelphia PA Sevens Hope A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,800 Shneonucrzydiamnd A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $10,000 Vettel N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $14,400 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Itsrockandroll A, 3rd Jacks Shadow N Our Max Phactor N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $10,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Billy Badger N, 3rd Robbie Burns N   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Hoo Nien A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $9,500 My Kiwi Lady N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $9,500   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Shes Sporty A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $7,600 Cole Porter N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $4,800 Billy Lincoln N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $12,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under trainer and driver have unforgettable day at Delaware Ohio on Wednesday. Driver Dexter Dunn drove 6 winners on the harness racing program, with the major highlights being Party Girl Hill’s world record performance and her win in the Jugette Final. Down Under Trainer Chris Ryder was successful in 3 races, highlighted by training the quinella in the Jugette Final. The Down Under trainer / driver combination teamed up and won both of the two Jugette divisions worth $47,545 each. The first one was with New Year a 3yo daughter of Somebeachsomewhere who won in 1:52.0. The next win was with unbeaten filly Party Girl Hill who put up a freakish performance to win in a world record time of 1:49.3. This winning time was the fastest every time recorded for a female pacer around a half mile (800m) racetrack.  Following the two wins. The mares backed up in the Jugette Final approximately an hour forty minutes later where they crossed the line in quinella. Party Girl Hill and Dexter Dunn coming in 1st place in a time of 1:50.3 and New Year finishing 2nd to her with Joe Bongiorno picking up the catch drive, making it a Chris Ryder trained Quinella in the $142,635 Final.   Party Girl Hill a daughter of Captaintreacherous kept her race record unbeaten and stamped her mark in the history with her world record performance. It was only her 11th career start and 11th win and has $577,270 in the bank to date. Following Dexter Dunns successful day of driving 6 winners and 3 for Chris Ryder he said, “This is a special moment for my lifetime because the Ryders have been family friends with the Dunns for 50-odd years. Chris and (his wife) Nicola have done so much to get me over here and support me. It’s a day I’ll never forget.”.  Dunn also teamed up with Down Under trainer Nifty Norman on the day to win with Spoiled Princess, a 3yo daughter of Trixton who won the 2nd division of the Buckette in 1:55.2 trotting.    Monday 21st September Harrington Raceway DE Jacks Legend N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $15,000 Mako Banner N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $5,500 Extreme Machine N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $6,500   Monticello Raceway NY Kamwood Laughter N – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $6,600   Plainridge Park MA Naughty Maravu N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $10,500 Rock Diamonds N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $9,000 Tisadream N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $7,500   Yonkers Raceway NY Highview Conall N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $8,500 Majestic Kiwi N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $8,500 Yayas Hot Spot N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $12,500   Tuesday 22nd September   Harrington Raceway DE Shes Pukka N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $13,500 Betterthanamisus N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $10,000 Jossie James A – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $7,500   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Claytons Bettor N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $10,400   The Meadows PA Rollin Withholly A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $8,400 Amelias Courage A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $8,100   Wednesday 23rd September Harrahs Philadelphia PA English Rose N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $7,600 Kotare Yarra N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $6,800   Harrington Raceway DE Shared Interest A – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $7,500   Northfield Park OH Copper Coast A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $4,200   The Meadows PA Hedges Avenue A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $10,800   Thursday 24th September   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Sevens Hope A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $8,800 Kotare Yarra N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $6,800   Friday 25th September Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Bechers Brook A – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $23,750   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Miss You N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $14,000   Meadowlands NJ Team Kiwi N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Mickey Gee N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $25,000 Hundie N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $15,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Wardan Express A, 3rd Zach Maguire N   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Bandit Queen N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $17,000 Tuapeka Jessie N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $20,000   Saturday 26th September Batavia Downs NY Harry Hoo N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $7,500   Freehold Raceway NJ Campora N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $4,800   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Blazen River N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $15,000   Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway OH Armabluechipboy N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $8,600 Stars Align A – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $15,500   Meadowlands NJ Whittaker N – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $8,000   Northville Downs MI Stening A – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $6,500   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Firenglow A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $3,700   Scarborough Downs ME Midnight Dylan N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $4,200   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Our Corelli N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $8,800 Our Zak Whitby A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $8,800 Alluneedisfaith A – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $11,200   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Persimmon A – Time: 1:49.4, Stake: $24,000   Sunday 27th September   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Jacks Legend N – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $14,400 Jacks Shadow N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $11,600   Dover OH Mackeral A – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $1,200   Flamboro Downs CA Marty Monkhouser A – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $5,000   Rideau Carleton Raceway CA Darcee N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $6,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Down Under harness racing driver wins 4 races at The Meadowlands early in his North American driving career. Todd McCarthy had a night to remember on Saturday night when driving at The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey. He steered home 4 winners from his full book of 13 drives on the night. McCarthy’s quick success in the states should be no surprise to anyone that has watched him drive in Sydney, Australia, where he was the top driver at Menangle Park for the last five years. His first win of the night came aboard the Katricia Adams trained A Major Omen in 1:52.2. He quickly backed up in the following race with Sombodyitreasure who made a mess of rivals to score in 1:49.4 for trainer Andrew Harris. His next win was with former Down Under pacer Flying Even Bettor N for top trainer Tony Alanga. It was a thrilling finish but the Down Under horse and driver came out best in a time of 1:51.2. This race was also a Down Under quinella with Mister Rebbily A finishing in second for Down Under trainer Tahnee Camilleri. McCarthy’s fourth win was with another Down Under pacer in The Bettormack N. The win made it a double for trainer Katricia Adams. McCarthy giving the son of Bettors Delight a beautiful trip throughout to get over top of leaders in 1:50.0 to win. Todd McCarthy also had three other placings on the night. One where he teamed up with Down Under trainer Shane Tritton and another with Down Under pacer Italian Delight N. When reflecting on the night McCarthy said, “I think for anyone in the harness racing industry, you look at America, The Meadowlands is the pinnacle. To crack one tonight and then to get a few more after that, it was pretty awesome.”. When asked how he would compare the American harness racing to the Australian harness racing he said, “The racing here is definitely faster and a little more aggressive, but so far it's been great and I'm really enjoying it." On the Saturday night of racing at the Meadowlands there were 34 Down Under horses racing.   Monday 7th September   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Quick Fun N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $12,000 Atomic Blast N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $11,200   Harrington Raceway DE Senor Macray A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $9,000   Plainridge Park MA Peternity Suit A – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $15,000   Saratoga Harness NY Lord Willoughby A – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $4,800   The Meadows PA Blow A Cloud N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $5,400   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Never Mind N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $20,000   Tuesday 8th September     Harrington Raceway DE Betterthanamisus N – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $10,000 Anytime N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $13,500 Women In Gold N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $10,000   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Quite A Delight N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $3,700   Yonkers Raceway NY Kimani N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $8,500   Wednesday 9th September     Batavia Downs NY Blacknsweet Adda A – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $6,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA She’s Nun Bettor N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $12,800 January A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $5,600 Shezza Gnp N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,800   Northfield Park OH Lincs Tiger N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $3,400   Ocean Downs MD Our Jerry Lee N – Time: 1:58.3, Stake: $2,600   Yonkers Raceway NY Highview Conall N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $8,500 Beltane A – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $8,500   Waimac Attack N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $8,500   Thursday 10th September     Yonkers Raceway NY Miss Irish Rose N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $12,500 Soho Leviathan A – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $12,500 My Ruebe Star N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $22,000   Rideau Carleton Raceway CA   Rub Of The Green N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $6,000     Friday 11th September       Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Never Say Never N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $18,000   Meadowlands NJ   Eden Paige N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $6,000 Dixie Star N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $10,000   Scioto Downs OH   Armabluechipboy N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $9,000   Grand River Raceway CA   Strong Enough N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $6,500   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Ivana Flybe N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $24,000     Saturday 12th September       Batavia Downs NY Polak A – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $7,000 Harry Hoo N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $6,500 Mr Euroman N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $8,000   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN   Late Night Date A – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $12,500   Meadowlands NJ   Flying Even Bettor  N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $14,000 The Bettormack  N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $12,500   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN   Hoo Nien A – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $8,500   Scarborough Downs ME   Midnight Dylan N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $4,200   Scioto Downs OH   Our Majordan A – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $17,500 Stars Align A – Time: 1:48.4, Stake: $20,000 Funatthebeach N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $9,000   Tioga Downs NY   Bravo Tex N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $5,000   Yonkers Raceway NY   Leonidas A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $25,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Flamming Flutter N, 3rd Speed Man N   Kawartha Downs CA   Brigadierbronski A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $4,900     Sunday 13th September       Harrahs Philadelphia PA Robbie Burns N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,800 Vettel N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $10,000   Northfield Park OH   Supreme Mach N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $9,500 Flamboro Downs CA Pembrook Legacy N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $8,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Superstar Down Under Harness racing driver relocates to North America. Australian driver Todd McCarthy has moved himself to the Northern Hemisphere to pursue his driving career. Todd is very familiar with the North American style of racing with brother Andrew McCarthy being permanently based in the states as a driver and other brother Luke McCarthy has had stints in America. Todd was very quick to kick things off and in his first 4 days of driving he has had 13 drives for 3 winners. Two of those winners were aboard former Down Under horses and the third was for Down Under trainer Nifty Norman.  His first win was at Chester aboard Soho Wallstreet A, a Four Starzzz Shark 8yo who won in 1:51.2 in an $8,800 pace for trainer Tom Shay. This race was a Down Under trifecta with Tact Tate N finishing 2nd and Anythingforlove A in 3rd.  His next win came soon after at Pocono with Marloe Hanover a 3yo Captaintreacherous mare, who paced 1:51.1 to win the $35,000 second division of the Pennsylvania All Stars for Down Under trainer Nifty Norman.  He then finished the week strong on Sunday when we won with Down Under mare Its Mesmerise N (American Ideal) in an $11,200 pace at Pocono in 1:52.0 for trainer Darren Cassar. Over the next four days Todd McCarthy is entered for 20 drives. Which looks to be a great way to boost the start of his North American Harness Driving career. He was previously living in Sydney, Australia.    Monday 24th August     Harrington Raceway DE Neon Sky N – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $5,500   Plainridge Park MA Naughty Maravu N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $7,500   Yonkers Raceway NY Alta Leroy N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,500 Globaldomination N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $14,500 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd The Moonshadow N, 3rd Mister Rebbily A   Tuesday 25th August   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Motu Moonbeam N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $9,000   Saratoga Harness NY Nerve Of Steel N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $3,500 Franco Tristan N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $4,800 Mr Cool Seaeyre N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $4,800   The Meadows PA Hedges Avenue A – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $8,100   Yonkers Raceway NY Dark Energy N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $8,500 Soho Lennon A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $12,500   Wednesday 26th August   Bangor Raceway ME Millwood Faith N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $4,000   Batavia Downs NY Media Queen N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $5,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Eclipse Me N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $11,600 Queen Lostris N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $10,000   Saratoga Harness NY Pasultimatedelite N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $4,800   Thursday 27th August   Yonkers Raceway NY High Rolling A – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $8,500   Rideau Carleton Raceway CA Rub Of The Green N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $5,500   Friday 28th August   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Blazen River N – Time: 1:49.1, Stake: $15,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Lifeonthebeach A – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $10,000 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Love The Blues N, 3rd Trojan Banner N Soho Wallstreet A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $8,800 Down Under Trifecta – 2nd Tact Tate N, 3rd Anythingforlove A Vega Star N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $6,800   Scioto Downs OH Rockstar Angel A – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $7,500 Cyclone Kiwi N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $9,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Flamming Flutter N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $15,500   Saturday 29th August   Batavia Downs NY Sir Richie N – Time: 1:57.0, Stake: $5,000   Freehold Raceway NJ Fizzing N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $12,000   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Never Say Never N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $14,000   Scioto Downs OH Christen Me N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $9,000   Tioga Downs NY Real Lucky N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $4,500   Sunday 30th August   Bangor Raceway ME Simply Susational N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $5,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Dream Out Loud N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $8,800 San Domino N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $14,400 Itsrockandroll A – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $13,600   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN Five Card Draw N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $6,400   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Lincolns Girl N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,800 Anne Bonney N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $12,000 Down Under First 4 – 2nd Golden Quest N, 3rd Shes Nun Bettor N, 4th Milwood Bonnie N Its Mesmerise N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $11,200 Flying Even Bettor N – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $12,000   Click here for previous weeks articles   by Carter Dalgety

Saturday night harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Canada saw a former Down Under pacer win impressively. The Devils Own N came out best in a $24,000 Pace on Saturday night in Canada where he won in a slick time of 1:48.0. Trev Henry had the reins and Anthony Montini now trains the 6yo gelding. The son of Art Major has recently relocated to race in Canada from North America where he was trained by Down Under Trainer Kelvin Harrison. The Devils Own N is continuing on his successful race career that was formerly in New Zealand where he was the winner of 4 races, 9 seconds and 6 thirds for over $240,000 in stake earnings. The Devils Own N winning in 1:48.0 A highlight was when he set a New Zealand record as a 2yo, running 2.16.3 (1:52.4 Mile rate) over 1950m at Addington Raceway.  Experienced Down Under Pacer scores victory at Scioto Downs in Ohio. Have Faith In Me N was a winner once again on Saturday when he smoked his rivals in the $20,000 Open Pace at Scioto in a slick time of 1:49.3. J D Perrin trained the winner and Jeremy Smith was the winning driver. The win took Have Faith In Me N to over 1.8m in stake earnings for his racing career. A son of Bettors Delight, Have Faith In Me N set Down Under harness racing alight when he won the 2016 $750,000 Miracle Mile at Menangle in Sydney in a scotching time of 1:47.5.   Monday 17th August Harrington Raceway DE Senor Macray A – Time: 1:55.2, Stake: $5,500 Jossie James A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $5,500   Ocean Downs MD Raptors Flight N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $4,800   Plainridge Park MA Paternity Suit A – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $12,000   The Meadows PA Poacher N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $5,400   Tuesday 18th August Harrington Raceway DE Western Secret A – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $12,000 Betterthanamisus N – Time: 1:57.0, Stake: $6,500   Running Aces Casino & Racetrack MN My Kiwi Lady N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,700   Yonkers Raceway NY Speed Man N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $15,500   Wednesday 19th August Harrahs Philadelphia PA Its Mesmerise N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $11,600   Scioto Downs OH Hit and Giggle A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $7,000   Thursday 20th August Yonkers Raceway NY Bronze Over N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $12,500 Shecandance N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $15,500 Lady Dela Renta N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $18,000 Runrunjimmydunn N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $12,500  Followthewind N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $8,500   Friday 21st August Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Saying Grace N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $9,000   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Mister Daytona A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $8,800   Scioto Downs OH Miss You N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $20,000 Rockstar Angel A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $6,000   Vernon Downs NY Our Els Dream N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $1,800   Yonkers Raceway NY Soho Leviathan A – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $8,500 Mickey Gee N – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $25,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Tuapeka Jessie N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $20,000 Firebby A – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $15,000   Saturday 22nd August Batavia Downs NY Sir Richie N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $3,800   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Majestic Player A – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $18,000 Mary Catherine A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $7,000   Northfield Park OH A Good Chance A – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $4,000   Scarborough Downs ME Dontustopbelievn N – Time: 1:59.2, Stake: $4,700   Scioto Downs OH Havefaithinme N – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $20,000 Cyclone Kiwi N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $9,000   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Lachie Maguire N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $12,800   Tioga Downs NY Bravo Tex N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $3,800   Vernon Downs NY Alta Jerome N – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $2,400   Charlottetown Driving Park CA  Misty Memory N – Time: 1:54.4, Stake: $4,000   Kawartha Downs CA Sly Eleanor N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $4,800   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Devils Own N – Time: 1:48.0, Stake: $24,000   Sunday 23rd August Harrahs Philadelphia PA Weona Sizzler A – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $10,000 Ana Afreet N – Time: 1:49.3, Stake: $11,600 Pocket Watch N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $11,200   The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono PA Glenferrie Bronte N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $6,800 Somthngaboutmary N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $8,800 Golden Quest N – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $12,000   Tioga Downs NY Catcha Lefty A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,500 Real Lucky N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $3,300 Click here for previous weeks articles     by Carter Dalgety  

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