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Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Casie Coleman has said previously that Betting Line is the best horse she's ever had. On Saturday, the colt gave the harness racing trainer another reason to believe it. Betting Line paced the fastest mile ever by a 3-year-old on a five-eighths-mile track, romping to a four length win over Racing Hill in 1:47.2 in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Control The Moment finished third and Boston Red Rocks was fourth. It was Betting Line's ninth consecutive victory. His only loss this year, a second-place finish, came against older horses in his first race of the season. In the Battle of the Brandywine, Racing Hill led to the opening quarter in :26.1, with Control The Moment second and Betting Line third. Driver David Miller fired Betting Line to the front prior to the halfway point, reached in :53.4, and led comfortably to three-quarters in 1:20.1. Betting Line, the 1-2 favorite, was never threatened in the stretch and coasted to the wire. "I wasn't real happy at first with getting away third with Racing Hill up front," Coleman said. "I wasn't sure what Brett (Miller with Racing Hill) would do because that horse loves the front and wasn't sure he might take us more than he did when we came. But :53.4 is pretty good to the half. Betting Line is better off a helmet, but it worked out. "It's cold, it's windy; I was not expecting a mile like that tonight, that's for sure. I knew he was going to be really good, but with the way it's cooled off, I didn't think we would go a world record. He was extremely impressive." The previous world record of 1:47.3 was held by a former Coleman trainee, McWicked. The clocking also was established at Pocono, in the 2014 Hempt Memorial. "Honestly, with all the horses I've had, and I've said this for a while, I think Betting Line is the best one I've had," Coleman said. "McWicked was a really nice horse. (World champions) Sportswriter and Betterthancheddar were better than what Wicked was. But this horse is showing he's even better than them." Betting Line has won 15 of 22 career races and earned $1.38 million. The son of Bettor's Delight-Heather's Western is owned by Coleman's West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun, and Mac Nichol. "He's always been a powerful colt," Coleman said. "He raced great all last season; he races like a gorilla every time he races pretty much. He went some tough trips as a 2-year-old, but he always gave everything he had right to the wire. Never once have I been disappointed with this horse." Betting Line Dr J Hanover, the impeccably-bred (Somebeachsomewhere-So Perfect) $300,000 yearling, streaked to his fifth straight victory in taking the $200,000 Consolation I in 1:50.1, lowering his mark by over a second and a half. Scott Zeron sent the late-developing colt to the lead well before the 26.1 opener, then let quarter-mover JJ Flynn brush around him to the top in front of the stands, that one putting up middle fractions of :55.2 and 1:23. Zeron had Dr J Hanover out and on the bit just past mid-turn to go after the pacesetter, with third-inside Safensound Hanover dipping down to the Pocono Pike as JJ Flynn backed off a bit, giving Dr J Hanover his biggest challenge. But the good Doctor, at 3-1 the third choice here, stayed strong to the wire, winning by a length, with JJ Flynn another 1-3/4 lengths back in third. Tony Alagna conditions the winner, improving greatly with every start, for Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, John Cancelliere, and Dr J Partners. Nocturnal Bluechip was hustled out of the gate by driver Tim Tetrick, yielded to favored Spider Man Hanover to sit the pocket, then stormed up the famed Pocono Pike to be an easy winner in the $100,000 Battle of the Brandywine Consolation II in 1:51.2. After opening in 26, Spider Man Hanover got a relative breather on the lead, posting middle fractions of :55.1 and 1:23, but he came up empty in the lane and Nocturnal Blue Chip stormed up the inside to win by 1-1/4 lengths. The 35-1 shot Inspiration View, four-wide headstretch and still sixth 100 feet out, was along for second, a half-length ahead of last year's PA Sire Stakes champion Ideal Jimmy, who also shot up the Pike. A son of Bettor's Delight, Nocturnal Bluechip was sent off as the 5-2 second choice and delivered his first victory of the season for trainer Mark Steacy, also co-owner with NLG Racing Stable. PHHA/Pocono also contributed to this report Ken Weingartner

Darlinonthebeach took the lead after the opening quarter-mile and set all the fractions from there, winning Saturday's $350,000 Valley Forge for harness racing 3-year-old female pacers by 4-1/4 lengths over Call Me Queen Be in 1:49.3. Blue Moon Stride finished third, followed by Pure Country. Blue Moon Stride went to the front at the start, with Darlinonthebeach and driver David Miller settling in third as the field paced around the first turn and reached the quarter in :26.1. Darlinonthebeach, the 6-5 second choice behind Pure Country, was on the move coming off the turn and reached the lead on her way to the half in :54.4. From there, Darlinonthebeach reached three-quarters in 1:21.4 and came home a convincing winner for trainer Nancy Johansson and breeder/owner White Birch Farm. Pure Country, a slight even-money favorite over Darlinonthebeach, was parked outside from post nine and unable to gain ground in the stretch. "I was going to wait and see what happened off the gate," Miller said. "Really, only a couple of them left and I figured I could get the lead pretty easily so I went ahead and moved her right away. She's settled down quite a bit and lets me do what I need to do with her. She's been racing great doing that." Darlinonthebeach won for the third consecutive time and has finished no worse than second in four races since suffering from atrial fibrillation in the Lynch Memorial on July 2 at Pocono. "She's just been very sharp the last three starts and she's holding her form really good," Miller said. "I've always had a lot of confidence in her. She just ran into a few hiccups there, but she's stuck with it, she's getting through it, and now she's getting what she deserves." Darlinonthebeach has won eight of 13 races this year and earned $447,881. For her career, the homebred daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Darlin's Delight has won 10 of 23 starts and banked $663,272. Darlinonthebeach Graceful Vision took the lead after the opening quarter, fended off a backstretch challenge from favorite Skinny Dipper, and cruised to a 5-1/4 length win in 1:50.3 in the $150,000 Valley Forge Consolation I. Heels On The Beach was second and Marty Party Two was third. Marcus Miller drove Graceful Vision for his father, trainer and co-owner Erv Miller. The daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Vision Of Grace is also owned by John Koliopoulos. She has won four of 12 races this season and five of 16 lifetime, pushing her career earnings to $114,330. Graceful Vision was sent off at odds of 7-2. The top four finishers were driven by Millers -- with Brett Miller behind Heels On The Beach, David Miller with Marty Party Two, and Andy Miller with Arrow Hanover. PHHA/Pocono also contributed to this report Ken Weingartner

Hall of fame driver David Miller was on fire Thursday afternoon (Aug. 18) at Harrah's Philly, sweeping three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races for harness racing 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. They each went for a purse of $63,291. The first division saw Emerald Highlands Farm's Fear The Dragon taking advantage of a live cover flow to get the job done. The son of Dragon Again latched on to the cover of Blood Line (Yannick Gingras), and was able to steer clear in the stretch to win by a length in the day's fastest 1:51.2. It was fourth consecutive victory in five lifetime starts. Huntsville (Tim Tetrick) re-rallied for second, while Blood Line settled for third. Fear The Dragon ($3.00) was one of two sire-stakes winners for trainer Brian Brown. In division two, it was the other Brian Brown trainee Downbytheseaside holding on for the win. The son of Somebeachsomewhere brushed to the top past the quarter and was able to hold off the bid of the pocket-sitter Boogie Shuffle (Andrew McCarthy) by a neck in 1:52.4. Western Joe (Corey Callahan) finished third. It was the third career win for Downbytheseaside ($2.60) out of five career starts. He is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, and Richard Lombardo. The third and final division went to Synerco Venture's Bettor's Western. The son of Bettor's Delight went to the top, but yielded the lead to Ron Burke trainee Filibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras). Bettor's Western was able to get up the passing lane to win in a blanket finish, stopping the clock in 1:52. Summer Side (Tim Tetrick) was game in defeat finishing second, while Normandy Beach (Matt Kakaley) rallied for third. It was the second career win for the Chris Oakes trainee, out of five lifetime tries. He paid $4.40. The undercard was strong as well. It included a non-winners of $15,000 last five on the trot, which was taken by Military Blue (Dave Miller). The 4-year-old gelded son of Lucky Chucky brushed to the lead past the half, and went on to an easy victory in 1:55.2. He paid $21.80 to win. Two time Dan Patch award winner Market Share was a heavy favorite in the event, but made a break shortly after the quarter. Also on the card was a non-winners of $20,000 lifetime on the trot. The race favorite was Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's star trotter Wind Of The North (Sean Bier). The 6-year-old gelded son of Cantab Hall drafted in the pocket behind the speed of Super Manning (George Naploitano Jr.), before using a passing lane move to get the job done in 1:55.1. It was his third straight win. Michael Bozich

Betting Line with harness racing driver David Miller in the sulky, won the $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park in 1:51 on Saturday (August 13). He started from post two and sat third through a :25.4 opening quarter. Miller pulled first over in the second turn and pressed the leader, Mr Wiggle Pants, through fractions of :54.4 and 1:22.3. Betting line bobbled around the final turn, but sprinted away after regaining composure, and bested his competition by four lengths. "I was just riding along with him up the backstretch and he started bearing in on me around the turn," explained Miller. "He got pinched and threw in a step or two. He proved again tonight that he has a high turn of speed and he can carry it a long way." Saturday's win is Betting Line's eighth consecutive victory. His lone loss this year was a runner-up performance in his 2016 Mowawk Racetrack debut. Betting Line (Bettor's Delight-Heather's Western-Western Hanover) increased his career bankroll to $1,427,422 for owners West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun and Mac Nichol. Casie Coleman trains Betting line and was relieved her horse overcame many obstacles to win. "Tonight was the first time he was ever shipped a long way, it was his first time on a half and it was his first time leaving Canada," said Coleman. "I feel really good about how things turned out. I have to get his turns corrected before he goes to Delaware for the Jug, but he has all kinds of speed. He is just awesome." Completing the 2016 Milstein field were the filly Pure Country, Magnum J, Mr Wiggle Pants, Sintra, Duel Of Truth and Don'tcallmefrancis. Boston Red Rocks was scratched from the race. Leading up to the Milstein, the inaugural $50,000 Myron Charna President's Pace was won by Dancin Yankee in 1:51.3. Dancin Yankee was driven by Brett Miller for trainer Josh Green and owners Richard Lombardo and L&J Racing. The Charna will be an annual event for four year old and up Ohio sired pacers. Ayers Ratliff

Casie Coleman and the fellow owners of Betting Line decided to skip several of harness racing's big-money events for 3-year-old male pacers this summer, but the group is pleased with the results and betting it pays off down the road. The Canadian-based Betting Line won the North America Cup on June 18 at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario. Since then, he has raced three times, all on the Ontario Sire Stakes circuit, and posted three victories. He was not staked to the $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial, $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios, or $320,000 Cane Pace. Racing Hill won the Hempt and Adios; Control The Moment won the Meadowlands Pace and Cane. Betting Line, who has won seven of eight races this year and earned $571,830, will leave Canada for the first time in his career when he competes in Saturday's $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial Invitational at Ohio's Northfield Park. Betting Line is the 3-5 morning line favorite in the eight-horse field, which includes filly Pure Country, Dan Patch Award-winner Boston Red Rocks, and Ontario rival Sintra. "He was good each start (following the North America Cup) and I'm glad I was able to give him a bit of a break," said Coleman, who trains Betting Line. The colt is owned by Coleman's West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun, and Mac Nichol. "A lot of these other horses have been racing tough week in and week out. I know he's going to get busy in the next several weeks. "It's hard to be upset with the money he's made. The Ontario-sired horses go for such good money right here in his backyard. We decided to try to hit all the Ontario Sire Stakes we could and work his open stakes races around them. Our program is so good it's just hard to say no. We decided to go this route and we're all happy with the money he's racking up doing it this way." Following the Milstein, Betting Line will head to the Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Aug. 20. He has an Ontario Sire Stakes event on Sept. 3 at Mohawk and the Simcoe Stakes a week later at the same venue. Next on his schedule is the Little Brown Jug on Sept. 22 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio. He is not staked to the Tattersalls Pace at Lexington's Red Mile, but could be supplemented. Coleman, though, is focused on the Ontario Sire Stakes championship on Oct. 15 at Mohawk and the Breeders Crown eliminations a week later at the Meadowlands. If all goes well, Betting Line would make a trip to the Breeders Crown final on Oct. 29 and end his season with the Progress Pace at Dover Downs in November. For now, Coleman is only concerned about the Milstein. Betting Line and driver David Miller will start from post No. 2 on the half-mile oval and bring a seven-race win streak to the event. Pure Country, who finished fourth in the Cane Pace, is the 9-2 second choice from post six. Sintra, who in 10 races this year has posted seven wins and three second-place finishes to Betting Line, is 6-1 from post four. "It will be the first time Betting Line will be on a half-mile track, but it's really well banked and a good surface," Coleman said. "Any inside post is good, so I'm happy with that. It's a tough enough field. You're going for $300,000 so it's always going to be tough. "Sintra, we've beaten him every time so far, but he's a really good horse, so he's one to worry about. Pure Country, she's been just unreal, so you have to worry about her. I don't know some of the horses coming from Indiana and Ohio, but from their lines it looks like they've been racing quite good. He's definitely going to have his work cut out for him, but he seems good and sharp coming into the race." Betting Line won six of 12 races last year, including the Ontario Sire Stakes championship for 2-year-old male pacers. He finished second in the Metro Pace and fourth off a tough trip in the Breeders Crown. Coleman prepared Betting Line for his 3-year-old season by training him with 4-year-old Reverend Hanover, a two-time Ontario champion. It was more out of necessity than by design. "I've just got a small barn and didn't bring back many 3-year-olds," Coleman said. "Reverend, when he trains, he wants to rattle and roll. He's a little bit of an aggressive trainer. Betting Line definitely had to train back with tougher competition than I would have liked, but that's what we had to do.a "He raced great as a 2-year-old, but that last start when he went a tough trip in the Breeders Crown final I was quite worried. You don't want to see a horse end the year with a start like that. I was worried if it would hurt him at all coming back at 3, but he seemed to forget all about that." Coleman is more than happy with Betting Line's attitude, and it's tough to put a price on that. "Every time I put him behind the gate he always gives me everything he's got," Coleman said. "It's always exciting racing him." Ken Weingartner

East Rutherford, NJ --- What The Hill (David Miller) came off the rail and split horses to grab the lead in the final hundred feet to win the $294,450 Peter Haughton Memorial for harness racing 2-year-old trotting colts on Saturday (Aug. 6) at The Meadowlands. The time of 1:54.4 was a career best for the son of Muscle Hill - K T Cha Cha for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing, Deo Volente Farms, Our Horse Cents Stable and J&T Silva Stables. Burke won the Haughton last year with Southwind Frank. The early pace was set by Snowstorm Hanover and driver Matt Kakaley who got to the quarter in :28,2, trailed by What The Hill. Those two were in the same order at the :57 half, with Bjorn Goop creeping up on the outside with Victor Gio and moving into the lead by the 1:25.4 three-quarters. As Goop started to move away from the field in the homestretch with Victor Gio, Rubio (Yannick Gingras) was trotting down the center of the track trying to catch him, but What The Hill trotted off the rail to dart between Rubio and the leader to overtake him in the final yards for the win by three-quarters of a length. Victor Gio held for second and Rubio was 2-1/4 lengths off the winner to be third and New Jersey Viking was fourth. “I knew he had a shot,” said co-owner Jerry Silva. “Ronnie (Burke) and I spoke about a driver. Yannick (Gingras) was really committed to a lot of Takter horses, and Ronnie spoke to David Miller. David said he would commit to What The Hill for the rest of the year, I think, and after this race I’m sure he will. That’s what is very important with young trotters. You need a consistent driver behind them.” by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications 

She is the defending champion of her division and banked $625,642 in only 14 trips to the post, yet when the stage is set for the most heralded contest of her career, the harness racing spotlight still fails to shine on Broadway Donna in this Saturday's (Aug. 6) edition of the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks final. “This is the race we have pointed for and wanted to win,” said Jim Campbell, her conditioner. “Right from the day she was born we fell in love with her. She was just a perfect foal and is still a big, strong filly. She looked the part of a nice racehorse and when we started to train her down she showed us why we felt so strongly about her. She is always professional. She can be tricky because she does like her own way, but she never gets hot like her mother could do from time to time. She has perfect manners and an excellent mind. The best way to put it is she has it all.” The regally bred daughter of Donato Hanover and Broadway Schooner will commence her journey to an Oaks crown from post position seven in the 12th race on a nationally televised card (CBS Sports Network) at the Meadowlands. Where she commences her mile is not exactly what Campbell and regular pilot David Miller had envisioned, but this filly, who is the third choice on the morning line (7-2) behind 2015 Breeders Crown victress All The Time (9-5) and 2015 O'Brien Award winner Caprice Hill (5-2), not only possesses all the necessary attributes to triumph, but her presence on this stage appeared to be predestined long before she ever placed a hoof on the ground for those responsible for her birth at Fashion Farms. Her mother, however, who is by Broadway Hall, would be a tough act for any of her progeny to follow. Broadway Schooner did not capture the adulation of the press in her first season of campaigning, as she only captured one race in seven starts, but the mare stole the show her sophomore season. She proved best in the 2009 edition of the Hambletonian Oaks and also appeared in the winner’s circle in that year’s Breeders Crown. At the end of the season she was honored with the Dan Patch Award for her performances. Broadway Donna is her second foal. Her first foal, Musclesprinctonian (Muscle Hill, $69,280), is standing stud in Indiana and her younger sibling Wutan (Muscle Hill) sold for $130,000 as a yearling last fall. That kind of lineage is difficult for any horse to live up to, but with this filly, quite possibly, her best is yet to come. Both Campbell and Miller acknowledged Broadway Donna was not as impressive as they had hoped at the end of her Hambletonian Oaks elimination, where she finished second but was placed third after a late break in stride. But despite the abnormal miscue, this filly should still be attracting attention to win this female classic. “I really have a lot of respect for her,” Miller said. “It may not have appeared I was pushing on her to win her elimination, but I was. We wanted to be able to select our post position. She just was a little tired at the end of the race and that is uncharacteristic of her. She always does everything on her own and well within herself. The track that night may have had something to with it. It was very hard and you don’t know if it was stinging her feet. “I do know this is a very competitive race and every advantage you have is going to be important. It will be difficult to win from the seven (post position), but this filly has already impressed with how she can overcome situations.” Campbell agrees with Miller that this year’s Oaks should not have a clear-cut favorite. “This is one of the toughest Oaks we have seen in a long time,” Campbell said. “There are five or six fillies in here that can easily win depending on how their trip goes. It is not an easy race and being drawn on the outside of some of these fillies could be the difference. That is racing though and the Oaks is one of those that we really want to win.” $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Race 12 – Post time 4:41 p.m. PP-Horse-Sire--Driver-Trainer-Morning Line 1. Caprice Hill – Kadabra - Tim Tetrick–Tony Alagna–5/2 2. Celebrity Eventsy – Manofmanymissions - John Campbell–Staffan Lind–6/1 3. Dream Child – Muscle Hill - Scott Zeron–Linda Toscano–30/1 4. Side Bet Hanover – Donato Hanover - Corey Callahan–Jonas Czernyson–8/1 5. Windowshopper – Donato Hanover - Brian Sears–Ake Svanstedt–40/1 6. All The Time – Muscle Hill - Yannick Gingras–Jimmy Takter–9/5 7. Broadway Donna – Donato Hanover - David Miller–Jim Campbell–7/2 8. Wildflower – Muscle Hill - Ake Svanstedt–Ake Svanstedt–30/1 9. Black Broadway – Broadway Hall - Brett Miller–Michael Eaton–50/1 10. Double Exposure – Donato Hanover - Tim Tetrick–Tony Alagna–15/1 Ken Weingartner

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Like a pair of heavyweight boxers, Scott Zeron and David Miller battled back and forth all Saturday night long over the course of the 13-race harness racing program at the Meadowlands, and when Miller delivered the final blow, emerging with Rebel Jet ($9.80 to win) from just off the pace to win the finale, the duo ended the night deadlocked with five winners each. Zeron scored with Aldebaran Eagle ($7.20) in the third, Odds On Delray ($3.20) in the fourth, Winning Linc ($42.80) in the fifth, Lindythefourteenth ($14.80) in the eighth and Moonlight Ransom ($4.80) in the 10th. Miller's earlier winners were Dial Or Nodial ($3.00) in the second, Dealt A Winner ($6.00) in the sixth, Bettor Rock On N ($4.20) in the seventh and Intheblinkofaneye ($2.80), who dead-heated with Yippity Hanover, in the ninth. 'WINNER' DOMINANT: Dealt A Winner destroyed six overmatched foes in the featured $17,500 conditioned pace. The 4-year-old gelded son of Cam's Card Shark was never threatened on the way to 5-length win over Clear Vision in 1:48.2 for trainer Mark Silva. JACKPOT HIT: One lucky bettor hit the 5th race 20 cent Jackpot Super High Five and walked away with $47,949.90. The winning combination of 1-3-4-9-2 saw a 20-1 shot win the race and a 60-1 finish fifth. ... Trainer Tony Alagna led the trainer colony with three winners on the card. ... Racing resumes at the Big M Friday at 7:15 p.m. by Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations     RACE 1 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: 3 & 4 Year Olds N/W 2 Extended PM Races or $20,000 Lifetime (Maidens Drawn Inside)    Gait: Trot     Purse: $10,000     Class: 3-4yrnw2cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 7:22 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     8  Bucketlist Hanover  8  1/1H  1/1H  1/Q  1/2  1/3H 1:55.1  29.1 *1.40   Jim Marohn Jr  Robert Baggitt Jr         2  Tech Titan  2  4/4Q  4°/3T  2°/Q  2/2  2/3H 1:55.4  29.4 2.20   Corey Callahan  Jonas Czernyson         3  Prince De Vie  3  2/1H  2/1H  3/2  3/2T  3/3T 1:56.0  29.3 3.20   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         4  Catch All  4  7/8Q  6/8Q  6/6H  6/6  4/3T 1:56.0  28.4 23.00   Gregory Merton  Bob Stewart         6  Better Call Saul  6  3/3  3/3  5/5  5/5Q  5/5 1:56.1  29.1 45.00   Oyvind Hegdal  Tom Shay         7  Edinburgh  7  5/5H  5°/5Q  4°/3  4/4Q  6/5T 1:56.2  29.4 6.30   John Campbell  Mark Ford         5  Plot Twist  5  8/10H  7/11  7/9H  7/9H  7/9T 1:57.1  29.2 41.20   Jim Marshall III  Dawn Anderson         9  Gone Viral  9  9/11T  8/12H  8/12  8/13Q  8/16H 1:58.2  30.0 171.20   Gareth Dowse  Ray Schnittker         10  Moulin Rouge  10X  10/DIS  9/DIS  9/DIS  9/DIS  9/63 2:07.4    99.30   Chuck Connor Jr  Janice Connor         1  Gleaming Memory  1  6X/6T  X10X/DIS  10/DIS  10/DIS  10/DIS     55.30   Oskar Florhed  Ake Svanstedt       Time:  28.3 57.2  (28.4) 1:26.0  (28.3) 1:55.1  (29.1)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    8  Bucketlist Hanover  Jim Marohn Jr 4.80  2.60  2.40    2  Tech Titan  Corey Callahan   3.00  2.40    3  Prince De Vie  Victor Kirby     3.20    Win, Place, Show Pool: $44,592       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (8-2 $12.00) $58,555     Trifecta  (8-2-3 $35.60) $46,113      1st Bucketlist Hanover  (3, G   Cantab Hall - Bar Queen - Malabar Man) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Van Camp Trotting Corp - ON, Bradley Maxwell - ON Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 2 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $3,500 in Last 5 Starts - DASH FOR THE "G" NOTES Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $6,000 in Last Start Ineligible Winners Over $25,000 in 2016 Ineligible    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,500     Class: nw3500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 7:42 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     3  Dial Or Nodial  3  2°/1  1/1Q  1/NS  1/1  1/HD 1:51.4  27.1 *0.50   David Miller  Christopher Freck         7  Firstclassallthway  6  1/1  2/1Q  3/1  2/1  2/HD 1:51.4  27.0 4.40   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         6  Relentless Dreamer  5  6/7  6/6H  6°°/3  4/2T  3/H 1:51.4  26.3 12.90   John Campbell  Anthony Azarow         8  Twincreeks Jesse  7  7/8H  7/7T  7/4Q  7/4Q  4/2T 1:52.2  27.0 59.90   Brett Miller  Ann Depietro         2  Hilarious Halo  2  4/3  4/3T  5/2T  6/3Q  5/3Q 1:52.2  27.1 25.80   Jim Marshall III  Pat Lachance         9  Windsong Gorgeous  8  8/10  8/9  8°°/4Q  8/5T  6/3T 1:52.3  27.1 14.90   Jim Marohn Jr  Michael Russo         5  Deny Deny Deny  4  5/4H  5/5Q  4°/1H  5/3Q  7/4Q 1:52.3  27.4 65.60   Corey Callahan  John Urbanski         1  Village Beat  1  3/1H  3/2H  2°/NS  3/1T  8/4Q 1:52.3  28.0 5.40   Gregory Merton  Mark Ford         4  Mayflowermoonshine  SCR  SK        SCR          Gary Levine       Time:  27.4 55.3  (27.4) 1:24.3  (29.0) 1:51.4  (27.1)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    3  Dial Or Nodial  David Miller 3.00  2.20  2.10    7  Firstclassallthway  Yannick Gingras   3.20  2.80    6  Relentless Dreamer  John Campbell     4.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $32,069       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (3-7 $10.80) $39,335     Trifecta  (3-7-6 $57.20) $27,872     Superfecta  (3-7-6-8 $33.81) $15,765     Daily Double  (8-3 $7.80) $26,891      1st Dial Or Nodial  (10, G   Western Ideal - Smart Dialing - Abercrombie) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Marita Berglund - NJ Breeder(s):  Arlene Siegel - PA, Jules Siegel - PA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)     Scratched: Mayflowermoonshine (VET SK) ↑ Top of Page       RACE 3 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: 3 & 4 Year Olds N/W 3 Extended PM Races or $40,000 Lifetime    Gait: Trot     Purse: $11,000     Class: 3-4yrnw3cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 8:04 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     7  Aldebaran Eagle  7  3°/1Q  1/1H  1/1H  1/3  1/3Q 1:53.0  28.3 2.60   Scott Zeron  Jonas Czernyson         6  Southern Cross  6  1/1Q  2/1H  2/1H  2/3  2/3Q 1:53.3  29.0 5.50   Oskar Florhed  Ake Svanstedt         4  Goin To The Limit  4  2/1Q  4/2H  4/2T  3/4T  3/7 1:54.2  29.2 *2.30   Brett Miller  Tony Alagna         3  Threeupthreedown  3  4/2Q  6/3T  6/5T  5/6T  4/10H 1:55.0  29.2 36.00   Victor Kirby  Edwin Gannon Jr         10  Jazebel De Vie  10  10/9T  10/6Q  8°/9T  7/10Q  5/13 1:55.3  29.1 12.80   David Miller  Henrik Lundell         5  Celebrity Express  5  8°/6H  7°/4  5°/4Q  4/6T  6/14 1:55.4  30.3 4.60   John Campbell  Staffan Lind         1  Granite State  1  6/4  8/5  9/10T  8/13Q  7/14H 1:55.4  29.1 65.20   Yannick Gingras  Tom Fanning         9  Black Broadway  9  5°/3  3°/1H  3°/1H  6/8Q  8/15 1:56.0  31.2 17.80   Corey Callahan  Michael Eaton         8  Massive Clout  8  9/8Q  9°/6  7/8H  9/15Q  9/23T 1:57.4  31.4 147.30   Marcus Melander  Marcus Melander         2  Glad All Over  2  7°/5Q  5°X/2T  X10/15T  10X/30Q  X10X/56 2:04.1  36.3 6.60   Jim Marohn Jr  Ross Croghan       Time:  28.1 56.2  (28.1) 1:24.2  (28.0) 1:53.0  (28.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    7  Aldebaran Eagle  Scott Zeron 7.20  4.20  3.00    6  Southern Cross  Oskar Florhed   5.80  3.80    4  Goin To The Limit  Brett Miller     2.80    Win, Place, Show Pool: $39,813       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (7-6 $33.00) $55,588     Trifecta  (7-6-4 $124.20) $38,615      1st Aldebaran Eagle  (4, H   Muscle Hill - Letsjustalkaboutme - Self Possessed) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Aldebaran Park Inc. - NJ Breeder(s):  Diamond Creek Farm LLC - PA, Exquisite Farms - NY, Melvin Hartman - ON ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 4 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: KINDERGARTEN 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings - 1st Leg    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: Kndrgrtn     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 8:26 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     1  Odds On Delray  Somebeachsomewhere-  My Little Dragon  1  2/1H  2/1Q  2/1H  2/1H  1/HD 1:52.4  27.1 *0.60   Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna         2  Air Strike  Always A Virgin-  My Best Girl  2  1/1H  1/1Q  1/1H  1/1H  2/HD 1:52.4  27.2 8.00   Brett Miller  Joe Holloway         5  Chip Walther  Art Major-  Bittorsweet Terror  5  6/11Q  6/7T  6°/7  5/6Q  3/3T 1:53.3  26.4 3.80   John Campbell  Erv Miller         3  Manattack  American Ideal-Wisdom  3  4/6Q  4/4T  4°/3H  3/4  4/4H 1:53.3  27.3 4.90   Corey Callahan  Jessica Okusko         8  Southwind Diablo  American Ideal-  Shady Darling  8  3/3H  3/3Q  3°/2Q  4/5  5/8Q 1:54.2  28.3 32.10   Marcus Melander  Marcus Melander         6  Hypothetical  Somebeachsomewhere-  Restive Hanover  6  7/14  7/9Q  7/8H  6/9  6/10Q 1:54.4  27.4 75.10   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         7  Jk Pridenjoy  Rock N Roll Heaven-  J K Pure Pearl  7X  8/21  8/10H  8/10Q  7/14  7/21T 1:57.1  29.4 65.50   David Miller  Nancy Johansson         4  Independent One  Rocknroll Hanover-  Sun N Sand  4  5/8T  5/6Q  X5X/6H  X8X/26  8/59 2:04.3  38.0 26.00   Yannick Gingras  John Butenschoen       Time:  27.1 56.2  (29.1) 1:25.2  (29.0) 1:52.4  (27.2)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    1  Odds On Delray  Scott Zeron 3.20  2.40  2.10    2  Air Strike  Brett Miller   5.20  3.00    5  Chip Walther  John Campbell     2.80    Win, Place, Show Pool: $54,726       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (1-2 $14.00) $67,668     Trifecta  (1-2-5 $45.80) $51,329     Superfecta  (1-2-5-3 $6.53) $29,261     Pick 3  (3-7-1 $17.30) $5,881      1st Odds On Delray  (2, H   Somebeachsomewhere - My Little Dragon - Dragon Again) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Odds On Racing - FL Breeder(s):  Av & Son Bloodstock LLC - NY ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 5 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: 3 & 4 Year Olds N/W 2 Extended PM Races or $20,000 Lifetime Wins for $3,000 or Less First Money Not Considered (State Bred Excluded) Maidens Drawn Inside    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: 3-4yrnw2cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 8:47 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     1  Winning Linc  1  4/3  4/2H  6/3H  5/2H  1/H 1:51.3  27.4 20.40   Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna         3  Spicebomb  3  5/4H  5°/3H  3°/1Q  2/1  2/H 1:51.3  28.1 2.30   David Miller  Kelvin Harrison         4  Jann And Dean  4  1/HD  1/1Q  1/NS  1/1  3/1 1:51.4  28.3 *2.20   Brett Miller  Sam De Pinto         9  Uncle Nicky  9  2°/HD  3/1Q  4/2  4/1  4/2H 1:52.0  28.2 26.60   John Campbell  Thomas Cancelliere         2  Gotti  2  7/7T  7/7H  7°/4T  7/4T  5/3 1:52.1  28.0 63.60   Victor Kirby  Joshua Parker         10  Sossy`s King Kong  10  6/6  6°/5  5°/3  6/3T  6/3T 1:52.2  28.3 7.20   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         5  Hollyrock Heyden  5  3/1Q  2°/1Q  2°/NS  3/1  7/5 1:52.3  29.2 2.40   Corey Callahan  Ross Croghan         8  Bruce`s Magic  8  10/13T  9°/10Q  8/7T  8/7  8/7Q 1:53.0  28.1 16.00   Gregory Merton  Bruce Lauer         7  Headforthebeach  7  9/12  10/11Q  9°/9H  9/9H  9/9 1:53.2  28.2 85.00   Jim Marshall III  Noel Daley         6  Combat  6  8/10Q  8/9Q  X10/11  10/24H  10/37 1:59.0  33.3 56.90   Jim Marohn Jr  Steve Elliott       Time:  27.4 55.2  (27.3) 1:23.1  (27.4) 1:51.3  (28.2)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    1  Winning Linc  Scott Zeron 42.80  13.40  6.40    3  Spicebomb  David Miller   4.80  3.00    4  Jann And Dean  Brett Miller     3.40    Win, Place, Show Pool: $54,616       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (1-3 $145.40) $61,427     Trifecta  (1-3-4 $537.00) $39,648     Superfecta  (1-3-4-9 $349.07) $28,583     Pick 5  (8-3,4-7-1-1 (4 OF 5) $5.00), (8-3,4-7-1-1 (5 OF 5) $553.25) $41,494     Pentafecta  (1-3-4-9-2 $47,949.90) $11,422      1st Winning Linc  (3, H   Rocknroll Hanover - Venusinbluejeans - Ft Apache Hanover) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Alagna Racing LLC - NJ Breeder(s):  John Carver - IA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 6 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $15,000 in Last 5 Starts Optional Claiming $50,000 AE: N/W $17,500 in Last 5 Starts or in 2016 Drawn Outside    Gait: Pace     Purse: $17,500     Class: nw15000L5     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 9:08 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     6  Dealt A Winner  6  1°/1H  1/1T  1/2Q  1/3H  1/5 1:48.2  27.2 *2.00   David Miller  Mark Silva         3  Clear Vision  3  4/2H  3/3  3/3T  3/4T  2/5 1:49.2  27.3 2.00   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         7  Ashley`s Husband  7  7/12H  7/9T  5°/8Q  5/8H  3/7H 1:49.4  27.1 3.30   Brett Miller  Kyle Spagnola         2  Dude`s The Man  2  2/1H  2/1T  2/2Q  2/3H  4/7T 1:50.0  28.3 4.80   Corey Callahan  Jessica Okusko         5  Itrustyou  5  6/11  6/8H  7°/10  7/10Q  5/9Q 1:50.1  27.1 13.20   Robert Di Nozzi  Pj Fraley         1  Jet Airway  1  5/8H  5/7  6/8T  6/9H  6/10H 1:50.2  27.3 23.20   John Campbell  Erv Miller         4  Mattamerican  4  3°/2H  4/4H  4/5Q  4/7H  7/11T 1:50.4  28.4 20.10   Scott Zeron  Andrew Harris       Time:  26.3 53.4  (27.1) 1:21.0  (27.1) 1:48.2  (27.2)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    6  Dealt A Winner  David Miller 6.00  3.00  2.40    3  Clear Vision  Yannick Gingras   2.80  2.40    7  Ashley`s Husband  Brett Miller     2.60    Win, Place, Show Pool: $49,197       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (6-3 $16.40) $48,938     Trifecta  (6-3-7 $45.80) $35,397     Superfecta  (6-3-7-2 $5.74) $23,240     Pick 3  (1-1-6 $105.50) $8,079     Pick 4  (7-1-1-6 $251.15) $34,091      1st Dealt A Winner  (4, G   Cam`s Card Shark - Lazan Hanover - Matt`s Scooter) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Jeffrey Snyder - NY Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 7 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $11,500 in Last 5 Starts or in 2016 AE: 3 Year Olds    Gait: Pace     Purse: $13,000     Class: nw11500L5     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 9:34 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     2  Bettor Rock On N  2  2/2  2/1H  3/1Q  4/1H  1/NK 1:50.0  27.2 *1.10   David Miller  Andrew Harris         6  El Bloombito  6  7/10H  7/7T  6°/3Q  5/3  2/NK 1:50.0  27.0 5.10   John Campbell  Linda Toscano         5  Rockin Wizard  5  1/2  1/1H  1/Q  1/1  3/T 1:50.1  27.4 15.70   Brett Miller  Michael Russo         7  Blatantly Best  7  8/12  8/9Q  8°/4T  8/4Q  4/1Q 1:50.1  26.4 25.20   Corey Callahan  Larry Remmen         8  Don`tcallmefrancis  8  5/6T  5°/4T  4°/1Q  3/1  5/1T 1:50.2  27.4 9.20   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         4  City Pie  4  6/8Q  6/5T  7/4H  7/4  6/3 1:50.3  27.2 25.10   Victor Kirby  Al Annunziata         3  Art History  3  4/5Q  4°/3H  2°/Q  2/1  7/3Q 1:50.3  28.1 1.90   Scott Zeron  Steve Elliott         1  Respectable Dream  1  3/3T  3/3  5/2T  6/4  8/5Q 1:51.0  28.0 73.70   Gregory Merton  Richard Silverman       Time:  26.3 54.4  (28.1) 1:22.2  (27.3) 1:50.0  (27.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    2  Bettor Rock On N  David Miller 4.20  2.60  2.60    6  El Bloombito  John Campbell   4.00  4.00    5  Rockin Wizard  Brett Miller     4.20    Win, Place, Show Pool: $59,561       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (2-6 $25.40) $62,700     Trifecta  (2-6-5 $162.20) $58,756     Pick 3  (1-6-2 $157.40) $8,283      1st Bettor Rock On N  (7, G   Bettor`s Delight - Jingle Belle Rock - Caprock) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Arrhythmic LLC - NY Breeder(s):  Paul Yesberg - NZ, R, A ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 8 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: KINDERGARTEN 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings - 1st Leg    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: Kndrgrtn     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 9:54 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     2  Lindythefourteenth  Somebeachsomewhere-  Antoinette Hanover  2  4/6T  4/5H  6/5H  4/3H  1/NK 1:52.0  28.0 6.40   Scott Zeron  Frank Antonacci         7  Machiavelli  Somebeachsomewhere-  So Perfect  7  1/2H  1/1H  1/1Q  2/H  2/NK 1:52.0  29.0 6.80   David Miller  Joe Holloway         9  Very Special Agent  Art Major-Ask Alice  9  5/8Q  5/7  3°/1T  1/H  3/NK 1:52.0  28.3 *0.60   Yannick Gingras  Nancy Johansson         6  Andy`s Ideal  American Ideal-Slainte  6  2/2H  2/1H  2/1Q  3/2H  4/3Q 1:52.3  29.2 3.80   Corey Callahan  Joe Holloway         4  Benji`s Best  Roll With Joe-  Winbak Isabella  4  6/11  6/8T  5°/4H  5/5H  5/3T 1:52.4  29.0 17.40   Gregory Merton  Scott Blackler         8  Harry Terror  Western Terror-  Lady Graceful  8  9°/17Q  8/12T  7°/8Q  6/7  6/4 1:52.4  28.1 72.30   Jim Marohn Jr  John Butenschoen         1  Beach Pro  Somebeachsomewhere-  Allamerican Toffee  1  3/4T  3/4  4/3T  7/8H  7/11H 1:54.1  30.2 59.40   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         3  Humboldt  American Ideal-  Ladys Special Girl  3  7/13  7/11Q  8/9H  8X/12  8/21H 1:56.1  31.2 22.60   Brett Miller  Jimmy Takter         5  Rap It Up  Well Said-Be Bop A Lula  5  8/15T  9/16Q  9/16H  9/20  9/28 1:57.3  31.2 73.10   John Campbell  Rick Dane Jr       Time:  26.3 54.3  (28.0) 1:23.0  (28.2) 1:52.0  (29.0)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    2  Lindythefourteenth  Scott Zeron 14.80  5.00  3.20    7  Machiavelli  David Miller   6.20  3.80    9  Very Special Agent  Yannick Gingras     2.60    Win, Place, Show Pool: $57,966       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (2-7 $87.60) $63,413     Trifecta  (2-7-9 $185.00) $46,075     Superfecta  (2-7-9-6 $24.87) $34,558     Pick 3  (6-2-2 $59.80) $8,920      1st Lindythefourteenth  (2, H   Somebeachsomewhere - Antoinette Hanover - Rocknroll Hanover) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Lindy Farms Of Conn - CT Breeder(s):  Lindy Racing Stable - CT ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 9 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $5,500 in Last 5 Starts or $10,000 in 2015/16 Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $7,775 in Last Start Ineligible Optional Claiming $12,500 New Jersey Sired or Owned Preferred    Gait: Pace     Purse: $8,750     Class: nw5500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 10:15 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     2  Intheblinkofaneye  2  4°/2T  1°°/H  1/1T  2/1  1DH/H 1:51.2  28.3 *1.00   David Miller  Tara Hynes         7  Yippity Hanover  7  8/9Q  8°/7  4°°/2T  1/1  1DH/H 1:51.2  28.0 23.20   John Campbell  Linda Toscano         3  Mister Truth  3  3/2  4/3Q  8/6T  7/5  3/H 1:51.2  27.1 20.00   Victor Kirby  Bruce Saunders         10  Whataorse  10  10/12H  10°/8H  7°°/6  5/3Q  4/1 1:51.3  27.3 83.20   Jim Marshall III  Dennis Watson         5  Darcee N  5  1°/H  2°/H  2/1T  3/3  5/1 1:51.3  28.2 2.90   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         1  Yacht King  1  5/4Q  5°/4  3°/1T  4/3  6/2 1:51.4  28.3 5.30   Scott Zeron  Michael Russo         4  Gratias Deo  4  6/5T  6°/5H  6°/5  6/3T  7/2Q 1:51.4  28.0 4.90   Corey Callahan  John Butenschoen         9  Southwind Indy  9  9/11  9/7T  10°°/7  8/5  8/3Q 1:52.0  27.4 88.10   Brett Miller  Al Annunziata         6  Prince Palani  6  7/7Q  7/6  9°/6T  9/5Q  9/4Q 1:52.1  28.0 48.50   Jim Marohn Jr  Patti Harmon         8  Stimulus Plan  8  2/H  3/1T  5/4T  10/10Q  10/20 1:55.2  31.3 47.70   Gregory Merton  John Balzer       Time:  27.1 54.2  (27.1) 1:22.4  (28.2) 1:51.2  (28.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    2  Intheblinkofaneye  David Miller 2.80  3.00  2.80    7  Yippity Hanover  John Campbell 15.40  12.00  6.40    3  Mister Truth  Victor Kirby     7.60    Win, Place, Show Pool: $56,687       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (2-7 $40.00), (7-2 $100.00) $51,997     Trifecta  (2-7-3 $335.80), (7-2-3 $675.40) $38,123     Superfecta  (2-7-3-10 $277.51), (7-2-3-10 $766.80) $30,836      1st Intheblinkofaneye  (11, G   Cole Muffler - Paint The Picture - Artsplace) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Tara Hynes - NJ Breeder(s):  Cottonwood Farm Inc - IL, Lake To Sky Farms LLC - OR 1st Yippity Hanover  (4, G   American Ideal - Yankee Lover - Art Major) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Stake Your Claim Stable - NJ, Fred Wallace - NY, Camelot Stable Inc - NJ Breeder(s):  Robert Tucker - NJ, Lauren Tucker - NJ ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 10 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $3,500 in Last 5 Starts - DASH FOR THE "G" NOTES Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $6,000 in Last Start Ineligible Winners Over $25,000 in 2016 Ineligible    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,500     Class: nw3500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 10:38 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     3  Moonlight Ransom  3  2/1  1/1Q  1/1H  1/1  1/1 1:51.4  28.0 *1.40   Scott Zeron  Brian Magie Jr         9  World Peace  9  1°/1  2/1Q  2/1H  2/1  2/1 1:52.0  28.0 6.80   David Miller  Gary Levine         5  Montana Pablo A  5  6/9Q  6°/7Q  5°/5  3/3H  3/3 1:52.2  27.3 7.60   Jim Marohn Jr  Elizabeth Carotenuto         6  Bittersweet Champ  6  7/10T  7°/8H  6°/6Q  4/5  4/3H 1:52.2  27.2 17.30   Gareth Dowse  Gareth Dowse         4  Stay Up Late  4  4/5  4/4  4/5  X7/9  5/8 1:53.2  28.3 4.90   Brett Miller  Al Annunziata         2  Arts Blaze  2  3/2H  3/2H  3/3  5/6  6/9H 1:53.3  29.1 7.10   Corey Callahan  John Urbanski         8  Lennon Blue Chip  8  9/14H  9°/10T  8°/9H  6/9  7/10Q 1:53.4  28.1 96.80   Dustin Blumenfeld  Paul Blumenfeld         7  Sawbuck  7  8/13  8/10  9°°/10T  8/10  8/11Q 1:54.0  28.0 30.30   John Campbell  John McDermott Jr.         1  Vice Consul N  1  5/7T  5/6T  7/9Q  9/12H  9/15 1:54.4  29.1 4.80   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke       Time:  27.2 55.3  (28.1) 1:23.4  (28.1) 1:51.4  (28.0)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    3  Moonlight Ransom  Scott Zeron 4.80  3.00  2.60    9  World Peace  David Miller   5.20  3.40    5  Montana Pablo A  Jim Marohn Jr     3.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $51,221       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (3-9 $38.80) $58,284     Trifecta  (3-9-5 $174.40) $39,908     Superfecta  (3-9-5-6 $45.95) $31,885     Pick 3  (2-2-3 $25.50), (2-7-3 $509.80) $9,074     Pick 4  (2-2-2,7-3 $56.25) $58,266      1st Moonlight Ransom  (7, G   Artiscape - Windsun Caprice - Cam`s Card Shark) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Gus Johnston - NY, Alan Johnston - NY Breeder(s):  Winbak Farm - MD ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 11 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: KINDERGARTEN 2 Year Old Fillies - 1st Leg    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: Kndrgrtn     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 10:56 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     8  She`s Watching  Rocknroll Hanover-  Baberhood  8  4/3Q  5/3T  2°/1H  1/T  1/NS 1:52.1  28.3 *0.20   Yannick Gingras  Tony Alagna         9  Miss Jones  Bettor`s Delight-  Dreams Are Great  9  5°/4Q  2°/NS  1/1H  2/T  2/NS 1:52.1  28.4 7.60   David Miller  Joe Holloway         5  Everyones Watching  Artiscape-  Burnett Blue Chip  5  2/T  3/1  3°/3H  3/3Q  3/3Q 1:52.4  28.4 13.00   Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna         3  Gallic Sea  Somebeachsomewhere-  Galleria  3  8/6T  8/6H  9°/7H  4/8Q  4/4T 1:53.1  28.2 70.70   Jim Marohn Jr  Jim Campbell         4  Lady Juno  Somebeachsomewhere-  Forever Cam  4  6/5Q  6/5Q  8/6Q  6/9T  5/7T 1:53.4  29.1 18.20   Corey Callahan  Jessica Okusko         6  Lets Havea Party  Art Major-City Delight  6  9/8Q  9°/8  7°/6  5/9T  6/10Q 1:54.1  29.3 38.00   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         7  Jaye`s A Lady  McArdle-Lunar Tide  7  7°/6T  7°/5Q  5°/4T  7/10T  7/15Q 1:55.1  30.4 12.90   John Campbell  Nancy Johansson         2  Tori Hanover  Somebeachsomewhere-  Trim Hanover  2  1°/T  1/NS  4/3H  9I/12T  9P8/31 1:58.2  34.2 19.40   Brett Miller  Tony Alagna         1  Thefoolalwaysrocks  Always A Virgin-  This Fool Rocks  1  3/2  4/2H  6/4T  8X/11T  8P9/26H 1:57.2  33.0 35.70   Gregory Merton  Joe Holloway       Time:  27.2 55.1  (27.4) 1:23.2  (28.1) 1:52.1  (28.4)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    8  She`s Watching  Yannick Gingras 2.40  2.10  2.10    9  Miss Jones  David Miller   4.20  2.80    5  Everyones Watching  Scott Zeron     4.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $38,194       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (8-9 $7.20) $53,213     Trifecta  (8-9-5 $33.40) $40,108     Superfecta  (8-9-5-3 $27.33) $31,900     Pick 3  (2-3-8 $4.50), (7-3-8 $126.60) $12,047      1st She`s Watching  (2, M   Rocknroll Hanover - Baberhood - Real Desire) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Brittany Farms - KY, Marvin Katz - ON Breeder(s):  Perretti Farms - NJ ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 12 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $3,500 in Last 5 Starts - DASH FOR THE "G" NOTES Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $6,000 in Last Start Ineligible Winners Over $25,000 in 2016 Ineligible    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,500     Class: nw3500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 11:11 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     1  Workandplayhard  1  3/1Q  2°/HD  1/4  1/5H  1/3Q 1:51.4  29.3 18.00   Corey Callahan  Ann Depietro         4  Unix Hanover  4  1/Q  3/1  4/5H  4/7  2/3Q 1:52.2  29.1 1.90   Scott Zeron  Scott Blackler         2  Clark P Kent  2  4/2T  4°/2  3°/5  2/5H  3/3T 1:52.3  29.2 26.00   Jim Marohn Jr  Dennis Watson         6  Major Bubbles N  6  8/7Q  8°/4Q  7°°/9Q  5/8  4/4T 1:52.4  28.4 *1.80   Brett Miller  Tom Shay         9  Bettor Not Miss  9  6°/5H  6°/3Q  6°/8Q  6/9Q  5/6T 1:53.1  29.2 7.90   Victor Kirby  Gary Levine         3  Must Be The Bunny  3  7/5T  7/4Q  8/9H  8/9H  6/7Q 1:53.1  29.1 22.90   Dustin Blumenfeld  Paul Blumenfeld         5  Brick Bazooka  5  5°/4Q  5/3  5/7H  7/9Q  7/10H 1:53.4  30.1 35.60   Gregory Merton  Michael Fiumenero         7  Amped Up  7  2°/Q  1/HD  2/4  3/7  8/11 1:54.0  31.0 3.80   Yannick Gingras  Richard Johnson         8  Huxley  8  9/8T  9/5T  9/11H  9/11H  9/11 1:54.0  29.3 32.50   David Miller  John Urbanski       Time:  27.0 55.1  (28.1) 1:22.1  (27.0) 1:51.4  (29.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    1  Workandplayhard  Corey Callahan 38.00  11.60  5.20    4  Unix Hanover  Scott Zeron   4.00  2.80    2  Clark P Kent  Jim Marohn Jr     8.40    Win, Place, Show Pool: $34,027       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (1-4 $144.40) $31,101     Trifecta  (1-4-2 $1,908.40) $23,867     Superfecta  (1-4-2-6 $269.26) $20,176     Pick 3  (3-8-1 $90.60) $10,462      1st Workandplayhard  (5, G   Western Terror - Slice Of Life - Jate Lobell) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Madeline Colasanti - NJ Breeder(s):  Kentuckiana Farms Gen Par - KY ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 13 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: Claiming Handicap $7,500 - $10,000 New Jersey Sired or Owned Preferred Post Positions Drawn According to Base Price    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,900     Class: 7500CLHC     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 11:28 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     7  Rebel Jet  7  1/1Q  3/1Q  3/1H  3/Q  1/H 1:52.0  28.4 3.90   David Miller  Elizabeth Carotenuto         9  Victorydaze Wilwin  9  5°/4  2°/1Q  2°/HD  1/HD  2/H 1:52.0  29.0 28.80   Joe Martin  Joe Martin         10  Dr C`s Z Tam  10  3°/2Q  1/1Q  1/HD  2/HD  3/1 1:52.1  29.1 5.00   Victor Kirby  Richard Johnson         5  Beat Of Ny  5  8/9Q  8/6H  10/6Q  10/4  4/1H 1:52.1  28.0 22.00   Gregory Merton  Allie Reynolds         1  Bo`s So Hot  1  2/1Q  4/2H  6/3  4/1T  5/2H 1:52.2  28.4 5.90   Brett Miller  John Marulli Jr         8  Dabunka  8  10/12H  9°/6T  7°°°/3T  6/2  6/3 1:52.3  28.4 *1.00   Jim Marohn Jr  Patti Harmon         2  Hacienda  2  7/7Q  7/5Q  8/5  9/4  7/3Q 1:52.3  28.3 115.90   Dustin Blumenfeld  Paul Blumenfeld         4  Stormin Rustler  4  6/4H  5°/2T  4°/1H  5/2  8/4Q 1:52.4  29.3 13.40   Corey Callahan  Michael Posner         3  Prestissimo  3  4/2T  6/3H  5°°/2T  7/3  9/4T 1:53.0  29.2 84.70   Jim Marshall III  John Urbanski         6  Northern Prize  6  9/11  10°/8  9°/5Q  8/3Q  10/5 1:53.0  29.0 32.00   Scott Zeron  James Borke       Time:  26.2 54.0  (27.3) 1:23.0  (29.0) 1:52.0  (29.0)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    7  Rebel Jet  David Miller 9.80  5.60  4.40    9  Victorydaze Wilwin  Joe Martin   18.60  13.60    10  Dr C`s Z Tam  Victor Kirby     5.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $54,332       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (7-9 $262.60) $51,740     Trifecta  (7-9-10 $887.60) $42,463     Superfecta  (7-9-10-5 $471.91) $44,679     Daily Double  (1-7 $263.80) $17,956     Pick 3  (8-1-7 $98.20) $14,163      1st Rebel Jet  (7, G   Jereme`s Jet - Heart Ofthe Matter - Matt`s Scooter) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Michael Annunziata - NY Breeder(s):  Spring Haven Farm - OH

WILKES-BARRE PA - Eight $20,000 divisions of the second preliminary of Pennsylvania Stallion Series action for two-year-old trotting fillies were featured Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the two repeat winners from the six divisions of the first round at The Meadows coming at Pocono in consecutive races for the Hall of Fame harness racing team of David Miller and Jimmy Takter, and all eight winners posting new lifetime marks.   First up for Miller-Takter was the fastest of all eight of Monday's winners, Electric Lemonade, who won in 1:57.2 but needed every bit of it to post the pocket rocket tally over a stubborn pacesetting Hot Mess Hanover by a neck. Electric Lemonade was the first of three siring credits for Cantab Hall on the evening, and the 2-for-2 filly is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, and Herb Liverman.   The other repeat winner was the Donato Hanover filly Perfect Lady, also making the most of a pocket trip in finishing 1¾ lengths clear of the first-over Lucky Rose in 1:58.4. Team DvMiller/JiTakter were repeat winners as noted, and so was the ownership triumvirate of CTakter/JoFielding/JiFielding, this time pairing with R A W Equine Inc, who saw their filly remain a Perfect Lady in two career starts.   Trainer Takter then went on to post a consecutive triple with a second daughter of Cantab Hall, Bridal Suite, a winner in 1:58 for driver Corey Callahan. For the third straight race pocket tactics worked for a Takter trainee, as Bridal Suite, unusually for a Taker trotter a 10-1 proposition, overhauled frontstepping Blacksirenpedia by a half-length for the partnership who also owns fastest winner Electric Lemonade, Chrstine Takter, John and Jim Fielding, and Herb Liverman.   In the last division of the evening, Cantab Hall finished out his siring triple with Can't I, who came her own last quarter in 28.2 despite a first-over trip to win by 5¼ lengths in 1:57.4 for driver John Campbell, trainer Bob Stewart, and breeders/owners Howard Taylor, Ed Gold, Abraham Basen, and R.R. Fuller.   Also with a multiple siring credit was Donato Hanover besides the mentioned-above Perfect Lady, he also fathered All Set Lets Go, who certainly is at the start of her career, as this 1:58.1 triumph was already the third of her baby campaign. All Set Lets Go rallied from the pocket into a 58.4 last half to overhaul pacesetter Trixie Dust by a head for trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder and the McMullen Stable LLC.   Only three of the winners here were the people's choice; joining Electric Lemonade and All Set Lets Go as a winning favorite was the Andover Hall filly Bonnie Lou, who brushed to the top in front of the stands, then held off the determined uncovered bid of EZ Passer by a nose in 1:58.2. Andrew McCarthy performed sulky duties for trainer Donald Wiest, also co-owner and co-breeder with Ed Kimmel.   The father/son team of driver/son Marcus Miller and trainer/father Erv combined to produce a winner in the Yankee Glide miss Youvegotitwhatittakes, who certainly hadwhatittakes in overcoming a first-over journey to get past pacesetter and first-round winner Its Hallright by ¾ of a length in 1:59.2 for owners Ronald Michelon, Paymaq Racing, and Louis Willinger.   The Explosive Matter filly Explosive Legacy pulled from the pocket before the ¾ and outfooted another winner from The Meadows, One Class Act, by 1¼ lengths in 1:58.2. Victor Kirby was at the lines of the winning filly for trainer/breeder Morgan McInnis, co-owner with Brian Kleinberg.   PHHA / Pocono

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After two rounds, Always B Miki remains the undisputed champion of the Free-For-All pacers. The 5-year-old again affirmed his standing as the king of what has become harness racing's glamour division, improving to 2-0 in the second high-profile matchup with Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete. Always B Miki took command down the backstretch with a powerful brush past Wiggle It Jiggleit and went on to a three-quarter length victory over 39-1 shot Shamballa in the $471,800 William R. Haughton Memorial Saturday night at The Meadowlands. And it was another world record--his third straight--pacing the 1 1/8 miles in 2:01.1 as the 2/5 favorite in the 12-horse field. Always B Miki ($2.80) posted a fourth straight win, improving his season mark to 6-2-0 in eight starts for trainer Jimmy Takter and the ownership team of Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable and Christina Takter. "He's just a fantastic horse to do what he does," Jimmy Takter said. "He's gone through a lot. It takes a special horse to come back from all the injuries he had. It gets me very emotional every time I see him race." The most surprising aspect of the Haughton was the determined showing by Shamballa, who ranged up first-over to challenge Always B Miki and hung in gamely right to the finish. Wiggle It Jiggleit, stung by a :25.3 opening quarter while forced three-wide as he worked his way to the front from post 10, finished third. Freaky Feet Pete was fourth. The stage for the Haughton was set in the Ben Franklin Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on July 2. Always B Miki won that first meeting, a 1:47 mile equaling the world record. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the defending Horse of the Year, bested Freaky Feet Pete last weekend in the Graduate over the sloppy track at Big M, a race restricted to 4-year-olds. Returning after the week off, Always B Miki delivered another dynamite performance as the leader in the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll again cemented his grip on the top spot. By Mike Farrell, for the Meadowlands    

CHESTER, PA - It was a beautiful Sunday (July 10) afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with comfortable temperatures and little wind. Horsemen, fans, track employees, and friends gathered in the winner's circle after the fourth race to remember Ben Stafford Jr., who passed away earlier in the week. Stafford, who had more than 650 driving wins in his career, was a frequent participant at the Chester oval. The action was fast and furious as well, as the day saw two miles go under 1:50. Bamond Racing and J&T Silva Stable's Ideal Cowboy (Dave Miller) and Dylan Davis trainee Arque Hanover (Corey Callahan) both stopped the timer in 1:49.4 in their respective races. The featured event was a Winners Over $25,000 lifetime, going for a purse of $25,000. The race featured free-for-all pacing superstar Rockeyed Optimist, who has maintained his sharp form, winning his last three. The top contender was Luck Be Withyou, who was coming off of a stellar performance in the Ben Franklin Consolation, with a gate-to-wire triumph in 1:47.4 at Pocono. Luck Be Withyou (George Napolitano Jr) went right to the front, and was clear for most of the mile. Rockeyed Optimist (Brett Miller) came grinding first-over, inching forward for much of the final half. As the field straightened away for the stretch drive, Rockeyed Optimist completed his persistent grind, wearing down Luck Be Withyou inside the sixteenth poll to win in a time of 1:50.4. Rockeyed Optimist is owned by Perretti, Berkner, A&B Stables, and Battaglia, and is trained by Steve Elliott. It was the 5-year-old gelding's 26th career win in start number 50. by Michael Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

East Rutherford, NJ - Friday night's racing at The Meadowlands centers on the second preliminary leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for freshmen pacers and trotters. There is a single $25,000 division for each group in advance of next week's $100,000 finals.   Colt trotters open the card and Hammer Time returns after having won a division of the first leg while the other winner, New Jersey Viking, sits this one out with his slot in the final secure. Hammer Time rolled up uncovered on favored What The Hill setting up a stretch-long battle that resulted in a 26.4 final quarter from Hammer Time for the 1:58.1 win. Dave Miller has the drive back on the Muscle Hill colt from post eight of ten this week for trainer Andrew Harris and owner Glat Kosher Racing.   The pacing colts number seven in the second race. Every Way Out was a convincing winner in leg one for owner-trainer Aaron Lambert who has enlisted Tim Tetrick to drive from the rail. Lambert did the driving last week from just off the pace and when asked for speed, Every Way Out tacked a 26.1 close on to his 1:55.4 score with something left.   Eleven freshman trotting fillies populate race three with one of last week's winners, Checkmate Time, returning while the other, Ariana G, stays home. Checkmate Time (Muscle Hill) was nothing short of sensational in the first leg rallying from well back with a 26.1 final quarter to nail a game Southwind Avanti on the wire for the 1:58.1 win. She'll begin from post nine on Friday with Scott Zeron back in the bike for owner Roy Dobbins and trainer Dennis Laterza.   One must wait until race eleven for the filly pacers where Livingthedream (If I Can Dream) will defend her turf, having won the first leg impressively in 1:54.4 for Marcus Miller. Marcus put the filly into play from post ten last week dropping in third after a leave, moving to the front by the half and finishing the mile with a shut-down 27.2 final quarter. Erv Miller trains the homebred for his interests as Erv Miller Racing along with long time patron Ron Michelon.   GSY Amateurs Racing Friday   After a week's absence, the GSY Amateur Driving Club returns with a competitive field set to go in race four. Keenan and owner-trainer-driver John Calabrese have met with great success in the series as the royally-bred veteran with career earnings of more than a half million dollars has won all three GSY races in which he's participated.   Feisty Love (David Glasser) will contest the issue from the inside while Spectator K (Hannah Miller) and Keystone Thomas (Bob Hechkoff) will engage from outside posts.   Enjoy Air-Conditioned Dining   The forecast is hot for the coming weekend, all the more reason to watch the action from one of The Meadowlands grandstand dining options. Post time is 7:15 p.m.   From the Meadowlands Media Relations Department    

I've had the opportunity to call two Breeders Crowns during my time as track announcer at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and yet I don't think I've ever been a part of a race as highly anticipated as the Ben Franklin pace that was contested last Saturday at Pocono as part of Sun Stakes Saturday. Three of the sport's most talented horses at the absolute peak of their powers battled it out in a race that justified every bit of the hype. And although the result doesn't technically prove anything but who was the best on that given night, the victory is a great feather in the cap of Always B Miki, who won the three-way dance. After all, the opportunity for he and Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit to converge on the same night at the same track in the same race might be a long time coming, if it ever happens again at all, so bragging rights might last a while. Before we talk about exactly how the Franklin played out, there is the not-so-small matter of the three other huge stakes races that took place on Sun Stakes Saturday. In each of those races, the prohibitive favorite silenced any doubters that he or she might have faced coming into the race with a definitive performance. These performances may have removed some of the suspense from the proceedings, but they also solidified the greatness of the horses that delivered them. In the $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial pace for 3-year-old fillies, Pure Country came in looking to recapture the mantle of invincibility she possessed as a 2-year-old when she went unbeaten in ten races. She had won half of her six starts in 2016 coming into the Lynch, losing twice to Darlinonthebeach, who was in the Lynch field as well. But Pure Country, trained by Jimmy Takter, dusted that one by brushing by her in the front stretch, then held off a game Blue Moon Stride in the stretch by a half-length in a career-best 1:49:2. Driver Brett Miller was aboard for Pure Country, and he continued his big night by piloting Racing Hill, who rolled to victory in the $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial pace for 3-year-olds. Racing Hill is the lone Sun Stakes champion who can't really claim divisional supremacy, considering that Betting Line swept through him and several other Hempt competitors in the North American Cup in Canada and didn't make his way to Pennsylvania for this race. But Racing Hill, trained by Tony Alagna, still earns credit for handling the Hempt field with such ease on the front end, winning by a comfortable 2 ½ lengths in a career-best time of 1:49. The $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot for 3-year-olds seemed to be a perfect place for Southwind Frank to continue his dominance of the sophomore trotting division, at least until he was upset at 1-9 in the elimination by Bar Hopping. A #7 post in the final seemed like an invitation to more problems. Yannick Gingras never sweated the trip, guiding Southwind Frank to the lead on the front stretch, rating him expertly, and then coasting home for a two-length victory in 1:52:4. Suddenly the loss in the elimination seems like a blip, and the career record of 14 wins in 16 races looms large as Southwind Frank heads toward the Hambletonian hype. Back to the Franklin, which carried a purse of $500,000. For those who might have forgotten, the three main competitors were Wiggle It JiggleIt, defending horse of the year and one of the most popular stars the sport has seen in years; Freaky Feet Pete, a four-year-old counterpart of Wiggle It JiggleIt with a record almost as gaudy despite coming from humble origins in the Midwest; and Always B Miki, whose world record-matching victory in the Franklin eliminations was the latest in a series of jaw-dropping victories for the 5-year-old stallion. As if so often the case, these big races never go exactly according to plan. Most people expected several horses to be winging it toward the front end and a sturdy outer flow to develop. Certainly that's what driver David Miller expected when he sent Always B Miki to the outside on the first turn. But instead he cruised to the front of the pack and past Freaky Feet Pete for the lead at the 3/8-mile marker. It was by no means easy after that, as Wiggle it Jiggleit came hard at him first-over on the back stretch. Once that charge was repelled, Always B Miki, trained by Jimmy Takter, had to summon more energy to hold off Freaky Feet Pete in the pocket. But after a trip in the eliminations in which he was parked for two turns, Saturday night must have seemed like a breeze for Always B Miki. He fended off Freaky Feet Pete by a length, once again pacing the mile in 1:47 to match his world-record time from the previous week. The enthusiasm and excitement generated by both the Franklin and all of the big races on Sun Stakes Saturday demonstrate just how much the fans of this sport care for it. They want to see greatness, and they had that chance on Saturday night. Let's hope that fate provides even more opportunities for the harness racing stars to align in such a manner in the very near future. That will do it for this week, but we'll see you at the track. Feel free to e-mail me at jbeviglia@mohegansunpocono.com. by Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs

What can they possibly do for an encore? That's the question on the lips of anyone who was lucky enough to witness the spectacular performances during last Saturday night's eliminations for Sun Stakes Saturday coming up on July 2 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Elimination races can sometimes feel like formalities, with the favorites shuffling along without much movement in the hopes of sneaking into the finals. But the races on Saturday were almost uniformly thrilling, with the eliminations for the Ben Franklin free-for-all pace in particular going down as some of the most memorable races that Pocono has ever hosted in its half-century plus of existence. It's important to note that the other three sets of eliminations held on the night possessed their own share of standouts and surprises. In the Max Hempt eliminations for 3-year-old pacers, favorites Control The Moment and Racing Hill delivered in their respective splits and seem headed for a showdown in the final. Pure Country reasserted her dominance among three-year-old pacing fillies in her elimination for the James Lynch, winning despite a tough first-over grind. And Bar Hopping provided the biggest upset of the night, handing 1-9 favorite Southwind Frank just his second career loss in an elimination for the Earl Beal for three-year-old trotters. In all fairness, the night really began with Race 10, the first of three consecutive races on the card that would serve as eliminations for the Ben Franklin pace, which carries a $500,000 purse for the finals. The top three finishers in each race would punch a ticket (although that got a bit complicated, as you'll read in a moment.) And the very first elimination gave Pocono fans their first 2016 glimpse of Wiggle It Jiggleit, the sport's preeminent superstar. Among the 22 wins that Wiggle It Jiggleit amassed in his ridiculously successful 2015 3-year-old campaign were a pair of huge stakes wins at Pocono. He came into Saturday night with seven wins and three places in ten starts so far in 2016 against the very best competition. As a 1-9 favorite, the four-year-old gelding trained by Clyde Francis didn't have an easy time making the lead, clearing just past the half. He then had to deal with a strong first-over charge on the back stretch from Always At My Place, who pulled up even at one point. Driver Montrell Teague knows how to coax something extra out of Wiggle It Jiggleit, which is what he did in the stretch on Saturday night. The gelding stepped away from the pursuit to win in a scorching 1:48:1, a length-and-a-quarter in front of State Treasurer. Meanwhile Always At My Place faded to a a dead heat for third with Shamballa, meaning that there will be ten horses eligible for the Franklin final, with four of them coming from the first division. As for the other six finalists? Well, the second split featured Always B Miki as the 1-5 favorite. The 5-year-old stallion from the Jimmy Takter barn won three of his first five races this year and was coming into the elimination off an incredible 1:47:1 victory at Tioga. But it looked like his chances might be doomed on Saturday when he was strung out around the clubhouse turn by Mel Mara, who set the pace on the inside. Driver David Miller never gave in with Always B Miki. He was still battling it out with Mel Mara even as he had to endure a second turn on the outside and even as the fractions bordered on the sadistic. Always B Miki then uncorked one more burst of speed to free himself from Mel Mara and the rest of the pursuit. He crossed the line in 1:47, matching the fastest time ever on a 5/8-mile oval. All Bets Off came on late for second, while Mel Mara managed to dig deep to hold on for third to make the final. After that world record performance, it seemed like expecting even more drama was greedy. But we still had one elimination to go, and it featured the amazing Midwesterner Freaky Feet Pete in his Pocono debut. Trained by Larry Rheinheimer, the four-year-old stallion came into the eliminations with a staggering career record of 28 wins in 32 career starts and over $1.2 million in the bank. Were it not for Wiggle It Jiggleit's exploits, we'd likely be talking about Freaky Feet Pete as the sport's dominant superstar. Based on his performance on Saturday night, the jury may still be out on that. From the inside post, driver Trace Tetrick grabbed the lead early with Freaky Feet Pete, and it was a lead that no one would take away. In what appeared to be an effortless performance, the stallion clipped fraction after stunning fraction without seeming to break a sweat, until he was well in front of the rest of the standout field and crossing the line in 1:47:1, which broke the world record for 4-year-old stallion pacers on a 5/8-mile oval. Rock N'Roll World and Sunfire Blue Chip were nowhere in the ballpark with Freaky Feet Pete but at least snuck into the final by finishing second and third, respectively. Three Ben Franklin eliminations and three incendiary performances. The final should be an incredible showdown, as should the three other huge stakes races to be contested on Sun Stakes Saturday. Don't even think about missing it. That will do it for this week, but we'll see you at the track. Feel free to e-mail me at jbeviglia@mohegansunpocono.com. by Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs  

Just days after enjoying his first North America Cup win with Betting Line, harness racing driver David Miller is preparing for more fireworks ahead. Miller's attention this Saturday is focused on the all-star cast assembled for eliminations for Grand Circuit stakes at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Among Miller's drives is older male pacer Always B Miki, who last weekend recorded the fastest mile in Canadian history when he won the Mohawk Gold Cup in 1:47.1, in the second of three eliminations of the Ben Franklin Pace. In the first elimination, Miller will drive Ideal Cowboy. Always B Miki's elimination includes world champion Mel Mara, who defeated Always B Miki in a 1:47 mile in the Open Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack on June 4 and was supplemented to the Franklin for $30,000, and Canadian half-mile-track record-holder Rockin Ron. Always B Miki, who has won seven of nine races since returning from injury in October 2015, is the 5-2 morning line favorite. "I'm sure they'll be rolling in there, there will be some fireworks, but (Always B Miki) should be fine," Miller said. "You'll see some good miles this weekend. It's hard to tell, if it's a good night and the weather is great, how much they could go. It's going to be interesting to watch these guys. I'm excited." Other horses in the Franklin eliminations include 2015 U.S. Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year State Treasurer, both in the first division, and 2015 Breeders Crown 3-year-old male pacing champion Freaky Feet Pete. Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete are the favorites in their elims, at 9-5 and 2-1, respectively. The top three finishers from each Franklin elimination advance to the $500,000 final on July 2 at Pocono. "I think we're going to see some really fast miles this year," Miller said. "There are so many of those older pacers that are really good horses. I think people like to watch good horses race. I sure do. If people don't get excited about that division, they're really not a fan." Harness racing's fastest mile on a five-eighths-mile track was set at Pocono, a time of 1:47 by 5-year-old stallion Sweet Lou in 2014. The time for the fastest race mile, on a track of any size, is 1:46.4 and shared by Holborn Hanover, Somebeachsomewhere, Warrawee Needy, and He's Watching. Last weekend in the Gold Cup, Always B Miki was sixth for the opening quarter-mile before starting to make his move on the backstretch prior to the halfway point. The 5-year-old stallion tipped out three wide off the final turn and powered to a 3-1/2 length victory over Shamballa. "Around the last turn, he was really swelled up," Miller said. "He was right up on the bit in the last turn. "I know he always fires when I move with him, but he did that fairly easy. He was wrapped up there. I was real happy with him. But I don't want to brag on him; I'll let him do the talking, so to speak." Saturday's card at Pocono also features two eliminations for each the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters, the Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers, and the James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers. Miller will drive Brooklyn Hill in the first of the two Beal eliminations, New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Katies Rocker in the second of the two Hempt divisions, and JK Fannie and Darlinonthebeach in the Lynch elims. The top four from all those eliminations plus the fastest fifth-place finishers advance to their respective finals, also July 2. The finals for the Beal and Hempt go for $500,000 and the Lynch for $300,000. "Hopefully I can get everyone qualified (for the finals) this week and we'll be ready for the following week," Miller said. Absent from this weekend's festivities is Betting Line, who was not staked to the Hempt. Last Saturday, the colt carried Miller to his first North America Cup victory in Miller's 16th appearance in the million-dollar event. Miller raised his right arm triumphantly as the tandem crossed the finish line. "That was pretty exciting," Miller said. "I'd wanted to win that for a long time. Over the years I thought I had some decent horses, but somehow it didn't seem to work out. I was pretty excited there." That's not to say there were no anxious moments. Miller and Betting Line were in fifth place, 7-1/2 lengths from leader Control The Moment, when the field was only one-quarter-mile from the wire. "I was a little concerned around the last turn," Miller said. "At the head of the stretch, I was like, uh-oh, these guys are getting away. But you know what, I hadn't really started to ask my horse yet. I was trying to let him follow up on his own. When we got into the stretch I pulled his earplugs and he started marching. Before I got to the tote board, I thought, he's got it; he's going to win this." After finally getting to grab the elusive prize, what does Miller do to top the experience? "Win it again," Miller said laughing. "That would be all right. It doesn't get old." For Saturday's full card at Pocono, click here. Post time is 6:30 p.m. for the first race. by Ken Weingartner

WILKES-BARRE PA - Broadway Donna, last year's Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, made her harness racing three-year-old debut a successful one Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning a division of the second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies in 1:54.1.   Despite not having raced in eight months and three days, since she suffered her only loss when making a break on the lead in her Breeders Crown elimination, the Pocono faithful backed the daughter of Donato Hanover to the tune of 3-5, and she rewarded their confidence. Driver David Miller sent the ten-time winner to lead after the 28 quarter, tripped the beam in 57.2 and 1:26.3 midrace, then sprinted home in 27.3 to win by 1¾ lengths over early leader Spicedbourbongirl. Kathy Parker was third, two lengths behind Spicedbourbongirl and an equal distance ahead of second choice Double Exposure, who went first-over here but had to settle for fourth in her first start since winning the Goldsmith Maid Final last November. Jim Campbell trains the winner of $558,392 for owner/breeder Fashion Farms LLC.   Ginny Weasley upheld the quickly(in No.Am.)-established fact that Ãke Svanstedt trainees are race-ready no matter how long a layoff, rallying into a 56 last half to overhaul pacesetter Sunset Glider by 1¾ lengths and take a new mark of 1:55 in another division. The Andover Hanover filly had not raced since May 17, but she was certainly ready to run her Sire Stakes record in 2016 to 2-for-2, with Lucas Wallin handling sulky duties for Svanstedt and owners Torp Trotting Inc.   In the third division, Ultimate Shopper kept her 2016 tally undefeated after a pair of starts, taking the lead off the first turn, pushing favorite Woman's Will hard before surrendering the lead to her, then moving again in the stretch and running down that foe to post a two length win in 1:54.3. Tim Tetrick was the pilot for the daughter of Yankee Glide, whom trainer Anette Loretzon co-owns with ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson.   Rose Run Parker, still the fastest trotter of 2016 by virtue of his Meadowlands victory in 1:50.4 one month minus one day ago, worked his way past favored JL Cruze in front of the stands, got a relative middle half breather of 57.3 despite a parked rival on his shoulder, then motored home in 28, with JL Cruze unable to make up stretch ground, in winning the $25.000 winners-over trot in 1:53. The altered son of Jailhouse Jesse, now with a 67% win percentage in 2016 (6-for-9) and a 68% win percentage lifetime (34-for-50), tallied Sunday night for driver Yannick Gingras, trainer Ron Burke, and the ownership of Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.   Tomorrow will be a very big day at The Downs, both in the race office and on the racetrack. The eliminations for this coming Saturday's eliminations for the $2M+ Sun Stakes Saturday to be held on July 2 will be DRAWN MONDAY MORNING AT 9 A.M. (horsemen please note), with a release previewing their races going out midafternoon. At night, five divisions of PA Stallion Series sophomore trotting fillies will be in the feature spotlight.   PHHA / Pocono

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