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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

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 18… Betting Line, driven by David Miller, demonstrated his off-the-pace talent by flying from fifth to first to win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest harness racing pacing event in the world, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, by one length in a stakes, track and Canadian record equalling score of 1:47.4. The stakes record was originally lowered at Mohawk by Thinking Out Loud in 2012. Betting Line’s win in the 33rd edition of the Cup is also 19th time that an elimination winner has also won the final. With the win, trainer Casie Coleman, who just celebrated her 36th birthday, earns her second career North America Cup title. “This was all I wanted for my birthday and Betting Line made it come true,” said the Cambridge, Ontario resident, who won her first Cup in 2010 with Sportswriter. Betting Line, the even-money favourite, settled into fifth, while driver Randy Waples marched Control The Moment off the gate from post nine towards the front. The Brad Maxwell trainee made the front ahead of Racing Hill to post a :26.4 opening-quarter. Heading to the half, driver Sylvain Filion took a shot at the lead with Lyons Snyder from third, but Waples kept the tempo hot and parked the first-over challenger to the half in :53.4. Around the final turn, Lyons Snyder began to fade away first-up while Control The Moment continued to power along on the lead. Racing Hill circled around the tiring Lyons Snyder as Betting Line was moving up into the action on the outside from fifth. After a three-quarter clocking of 1:20.3, Control The Moment brought the field into the lane with a pair of challengers ready to battle. Racing Hill overtook the lead with less than an eighth of a mile to go, but Betting Line was in striking range pacing powerful strides just a few lengths back. Betting Line surged by Racing Hill in deep stretch to win. Control The Moment faded to third. “I always said I wanted to see him get a trip from off-the-pace where he had cover and that worked,” said Coleman. “Dave drove him perfect and they were going all kinds of quick fractions. I was a little worried that he was a bit too far back, but I saw the clock pop up 1:20 and a piece so I was kind of happy.” After 16 attempts at Cup glory, Hall of Fame driver Miller can now say he has captured his first Cup. “The first time I drove a horse in this race was Falcons Future, I mean that was in ‘94 so, yes, this is very sweet,” said the Ohio native. “He has been very impressive both weeks and I like his never give in attitude.” The son of Bettor's Delight, notched his 10th victory in 17 career outings and earned $500,000 for the win. The brown colt lifted his lifetime purse earnings to $1,119,922 for owners West Wins Stable of Cambridge, Christine Calhoun, of Chatham, and Mac Nichol, of Burlington. Betting Line paid $4.20, $2.90 and $2.40, combining with Racing Hill ($3.70, $3.30) for a $116.30 (3-6) exactor. A 3-6-9 (Control The Moment, $4.10) triactor was worth $77.60, while a $1 Superfecta [3-6-9-4 (Boston Red Rocks)] Superfecta came back $121.75. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 18 - Always B Miki became the fastest horse in Canadian harness racing history with a 1:47.1 winning mile in the Mohawk Gold Cup Saturday night. The $100,000 Invitational event for pacers was one of the highlights of the Pepsi North America Cup undercard. Always B Miki, the 1-5 favourite, got away sixth for driver David Miller. Nirvana Seelster was blasted to the front and posted hot fractions of :25.2 and :53.2. Nirvana Seelster continued to roll around the final turn posting a three-quarter time of 1:20.2, while Always B Miki got into the outer flow and was spotted fifth and less than four-lengths from the front at the three-quarter pole. In the stretch, Always B Miki rocketed by his opponents to grab the lead with powerful strides at the eighth pole. The Jimmy Takter trainee cruised home impressively in :26.1 to win by 3½ lengths in 1:47.1. The clocking of 1:47.1 is the fastest mile in Canadian harness racing, breaking the former mark of 1:47.2. A five-year-old son of Always A Virgin, Always B Miki is owned by Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable and Christina Takter. The Takter trainee now has three wins in five starts this season after going undefeated in four starts last season. Always B Miki has an impressive career earnings total of over $1.3 million. The mile of 1:47.1 is a Track, Canadian and Stakes Record. It also lowers Always B Miki's previous career mark by three-fifths of a second. Shamballa finished second, while Evenin Of Pleasure for third. Always B Miki paid $2.50 to win. Mark McKelvie

Harness racing driver Doug McNair will be making his NA Cup driving debut and trainer Casie Coleman will be looking for her second Cup triumph when they send out Ontario Sired pacers Magnum J and morning line favourite Betting Line, respectively, in the $1 million race. Casie Coleman said she isn't the least surprised there are two Ontario Sired horses in Saturday's (June 18) $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, including her trainee Betting Line, the 5-2 morning line favourite, and Magnum J trained by Gregg McNair. "We've got great stallions, we've got great broodmares. We've got a really good program," Coleman said of the Ontario Sires Stakes program. "Here we are with two Ontario Sired horses in the final of the $1 million North America Cup -- two out of 10 with all those Somebeachsomewheres and other American sires that are very, very expensive... Hopefully, they show themselves well and people are wanting to buy Ontario Sired more." Betting Line, a son of Bettor's Delight out of Heather's Western, won the faster of the two NA Cup eliminations on Saturday, June 11 with a 1:49.1 victory that was three-quarters-of-a-length better than Lyons Snyder. Winning the elimination gave Coleman the right to pick her post for the final. She selected the post three on behalf of driver David Miller and her fellow owners Ross Warriner, Christine Calhoun and Mac Nichol, all from Ontario. They purchased Betting Line for $60,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's 2014 yearling sale in Harrisburg, PA. Coleman, a resident of Cambridge ON, won the 2010 Pepsi North America Cup with Sportswriter, now a leading stallion in Ontario that stands at Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, ON. "I'm lucky enough that I've been in enough of these big races now that it's just another race," she said when asked about the pressure a trainer feels the week of a big race. "Obviously, it's a million-dollar race, so it's a big one and we want to make sure we don't mess anything up, but it's the same daily routine that we always go through." Coleman said Betting Line, the winner of his Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Super Final a year ago, is primed and ready for Saturday's $1 million final. "He had a really good week," she said Thursday. "I trained him on Tuesday a couple of trips. He trained great and I went into the vet after he trained and everything looked really good. Blood was good and he's sharp, sound and healthy. Everything seems A1 right now." Magnum J will have a tougher assignment for the father-son training and driving team of Gregg and Doug McNair of Guelph, ON. The son of Big Jim out of Jamirotoy will start from post 10 in the 10-horse field. Doug will be making his North America Cup driving debut. "First or last it's going to be a good experience," Doug said. Even though the pressure's off having the outside post, Doug said he would "rather have had the pressure of having the one or two or three hole... than to have to come from the outside. But, I guess, it's only where you're starting from." Magnum J was purchased for $10,000 by Gregg McNair and Hanover, ON residents Tony Lawrence and William Brown at the 2014 Forest City Yearling Sale in London, ON. In 2015, the gelding won one of the premier events for Ontario Sired horses when he captured the $200,000 Battle of Waterloo at Grand River Raceway in Elora, ON. The pacer was saddled with the seven-hole in that race and Doug said Magnum J has been particularly unlucky with post positions. In Magnum J's last two starts, Doug has had to craft money-winning trips from far outside starting spots. Magnum J was fourth in his $75,000 Somebeachsomewhere division at Mohawk on June 4 from the 10-hole. A week ago, he started in the closed from eighth at the top of the stretch to be fourth in his $50,000 NA Cup elimination. "He couldn't race any better than he did the last two starts. He came home in :25.4 one day and he was probably six, seven wide in the stretch. Then last week he came home in:26.2 into a big, strong headwind," Doug said. As for working out a winning strategy in the $1 million final, Doug said he'll have to see how things unfold off the gate. "He can leave as fast as you want him to leave, but going for a million dollars you know they won't leave you alone on the front end. Everything is different behind the gate. It would be nice to get away at the back and have them go big fractions, but sometimes that's not the way it goes either. Play it by ear and hopefully we get lucky," he said. "It's just a bad post. He's as good as any horse in there, I think." Regardless, Doug said he's determined to make his first NA Cup drive a good experience. "I've got a bunch of my buddies coming out to watch. I still have a lot of high school buddies around. They don't understand racing, but they'll have fun being there. The race is on TSN2 and (Magnum J) is in the race. You've got no shot if you're not in it. It's the 10-hole, but it's better than being also eligible." Doug said he's also looking forward to driving Ontario Sired four-year-old pacing mare Solar Sister (Mach Three--Cabrini Hanover) in the $370,000 Roses Are Red final for owners and breeders David Willmot of King City, ON and Clay Horner of Toronto. Solar Sister won her Roses Are Red elimination on Saturday (June 11). "She's been really good, but that's a tough race. There's some good mares in there, but I got lucky and won it last year (with Lady Shadow) so it would be nice two years in a row," Doug said. As for Coleman, she said she is relishing Betting Line's success even more after deciding to downsize her stable. "Right now these smaller numbers are working for me. I'm actually making more money on my bottom line with smaller numbers. It's a lot less stress, less staff, fewer owners and fewer horses. I'm really enjoying how I'm doing it now," she said, adding she will enjoy herself even more if Betting Line wins the big one on Saturday. "Now he just needs the trip to work out and we'll see if we can get out picture taken," she said. by Dave Briggs Standardbred Communications Ontario Racing

Nichols. N.Y. -- While Friday (June 17) evening's harness racing program at Tioga Downs will feature camels and ostriches in addition to horses, the main point of interest will be State Treasurer's defense of Sunday (June 19) afternoon's $179,000 Roll With Joe free-for-all pacing event.   Despite being winless in six starts so far this year, the 7-year-old Real Desire entire seeks to defend his title in the Southern Tier after his jaw-dropping 1:47.2 track-record effort in last year's renewal of the marquee pacing event at Tioga. David Miller is listed to drive the 30-time winner for trainer Dr. Ian Moore and owners Sally and Paul MacDonald.   A quartet of other millionaires are slated to line up, including Steve Elliott trainee McWicked and a trio of Ron Burke trainees in All Bets Off, Take It Back Terry, and Limelight Beach--three-quarters of a four-horse entry.   McWicked, a lunging third to Evenin of Pleasure in the $115,500 Molson Pace at Western Fair, makes his fourth start of the season after a stout chasing effort behind Mel Mara's scintillating 1:47 mile at the Meadowlands two weeks ago. Tim Tetrick is nominated to drive the 2014 Breeders Crown champion.   All Bets Off, runner-up to Bit of a Legend N in the $609,000 Levy Final at Yonkers and runner-up to Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield, has been forced to race from off the pace of late given a string of outside and second-row post draws. The 5-year-old Bettor's Delight entire gets some relief with an inside draw, and Matt Kakaley is nominated to drive.   Also looking to upend the defending champion is Rockeyed Optimist (Brett Miller listed), who drew off to a 10-length win in last week's Open at Tioga on the Graduate undercard. While he trails the septet in terms of career earnings, the 5-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding reeled off eight wins so far this year, mostly against top-level company at the Meadowlands and Dover.   Post time for Sunday's 11-race card is 1:30 p.m. Eastern.   Friday marks the end of a three-year hiatus for camel and ostrich races at Tioga Downs. The camels and ostriches, from Hedrick's Animal Farm in Kansas, will compete in the early part of the card, as they do at many events nationwide. Post time on Friday and Saturday evenings is slated for 6:30 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite, Tioga Downs

WILKES-BARRE PA - Broadway Donna, the 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year for 2015, makes her 2016 debut on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as the second preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for harness racing sophomore misses will be conducted over three divisions.   Broadway Donna, a daughter of Donato Hanover - Broadway Schooner trained by Jim Campbell for owner / breeder Fashion Farms LLC of New Hope PA, went undefeated in the first nine starts of her freshman campaign, along the way taking the three preliminary Sire Stakes legs she contested and then the $351,000 Championship event.   In a singular case of bad timing, though, Broadway Donna made a break in her tenth and what would turn out to be last start of 2015, opening up a 3½ length lead after a brush to the ¾ but then losing gait at Mohawk in her Breeders Crown elimination, thus failing to qualify for the next week's Crown Championship. But the quality of her two-year-old campaign in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Kentucky (she was a major stakes winner in all three states) carried her to North American divisional honors.   Broadway Donna comes back to the racing wars off of three straight wins in qualifying events. She will be starting from post two in the fourth race field of nine, with her regular driver, Hall of Famer David Miller, set to pilot her. Her main opposition may come from Spicedbourbongirl, victorious in the first Sire Stakes prelim on May 7 at The Meadows, and 4-for-5 this year for co-owner / trainer / driver Jeff Gregory.   Each of Sunday's three Sire Stakes divisions contains a May 7 Meadows winner from the first prelim. Race 6 will feature Ginny Weasley, a daughter of Andover Hall who overcame post eight in winning in western Pennsylvania. Ginny Weasley will be starting Sunday having been away from the races for 33 days, since a second in a PA All-Stars event at Pocono, but trainer Ãke Svanstedt has become known for sending out a ready-to-win horse when any member of his stable goes behind the gate. Svanstedt's lieutenant Lucas Wallin, who guided her to victory at The Meadows, again will be in the sulky as Ginny Weasley starts from the middle of the nine-horse field.   Fastest of the three winners during the Meadows first preliminary was the Cantab Hall filly Pink Pistol, who closed from sixth at the half to show her heels to the field in 1:55 flat. Trainer Rob Harmon has again tapped driver Jeff Gregory for Sunday's eighth race Sires division, with the pair starting two from the outside in post seven.   Aside from the Sire Stakes fillies, another trotter who will attract his fair share of attention on Sunday is JL Cruze, the Older Trotting Male of the Year in North America in 2015, who has drawn the rail in a field of eight contesting a $25,000 winners-over event in race 10. The Crazed gelding, one of the few trotters in history to possess a sub-1:50 mark which he earned at The Meadowlands by winning in 1:49.4, has won four of six races this season, but in his last start he made a break while on the lead of the Maxie Lee Trot at Harrah's Philadelphia on May 29. Trainer Eric Ell and driver John Campbell will be looking to get the star trotter back on course against a field which includes Rose Run Parker, whose 1:50.4 victory in New Jersey on May 20 still stands as the fastest trotting mile of the season.   On Monday, five divisions of the sophomore trotting fillies will battle it out in the second preliminary round of Pennsylvania Stallion Series action. Much of that night's attention will be on Goodtogo Hanover (race 5, post 5, trainer Bill Zendt, driver Brian Zendt), a first round prelim winner and also a Currier and Ives winner at the Zendts' home track of The Meadows, as she makes her first 2016 start away from her base.   PHHA / Pocono

WILKES-BARRE PA - Despite a strong headwind hitting the trotters and pacers in the face as they entered the homestretch at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday night, closers won both of the harness racing $25,000 winners-over features. The winners came from almost-opposite ends of the pari-mutuel spectrum: Cash Me Out paid $53.80 as the second-longest shot in the trot headliner, while $6.80 favorite Devil Child took the victory in the pacing mares spotlight race.   A frontstretch headwind, of course, means a strong backstretch tailwind on a 5/8-mile track such as Pocono, and quarters one and three were vicious in both features. There were no fewer than five lead changes in the field of nine in the top trot as numbers of 26.2, 56, and 1:23.3 were put up, as Cash Me Out was able to overhaul the horse responsible for the last number, Wind Of The North (ironic name in this discussion), by a half-length in the final 100 feet, stopping the timer in 1:53.3 over sloppy going. Andrew McCarthy drove the winning Cash Hall gelding, now with a career bankroll of $524,299, for trainer Kyle Spagnola and owners Taylor Racing LLC.   McCarthy was almost able to pull off a sweep of the features, as his mare, God Forbid N, swept wide into the lane following wind-influenced numbers of 26. 55.3, and 1:22.1 and made the lead, but the horse on her back, Devil Child, tipped wider and was able to pace past in the latter stages, stopping the timer in 1:51.2 while ¾ of a length ahead. Devil Child, a daughter of American Ideal driven by David Miller for trainer Chris Oakes, had been on the lead in all four of her previous 2016 races, but Miller didn't get into the Hall Of Fame by not knowing how to adjust for conditions, and he got this mare home tonight to raise her lifetime earnings to $448,138 for owner Susan Oakes and Crawford Farms LLC.   PHHA / Pocono  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Danish Durango made the lead just after the quarter, and despite bumping up in class, held sway to the wire by half a length to take the $17,500 harness racing featured conditioned trot at the Meadowlands Friday night. The 4-year-old son of Andover Hall, a winner last week at the non-winners of $10,000 level, trotted clear of his foes by 2½ lengths at the head of the stretch in this non-winners of $17,000 event before bracing for the late challenge of the fast-closing Jewels In Hock, who broke in deep stretch. After a judges' inquiry, Jewels In Hock was placed fourth in the official order of finish. Barn Doll was placed second and 8-5 favorite B Yoyo third. The winner, trained by Kevin McDermott for owners Little E LLC, completed the mile in 1:52.1, returned $25.20 to win as the fourth choice in the wagering and upped his seasonal stats to five wins in 16 starts. Danish Durango (race six) was one of three winners on the program for driver David Miller, who also scored with Exotic Beach ($12.00) in the fifth and Card Shock ($10.00) in the 10th. ADAMS TOP HANDICAPPER: Kurt Adams of Hanover, PA won the $2,500 first prize in the 30-and-under handicapping contest sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms. The millennial's final bankroll of $135.60 topped the field of 41. Christopher Hofheinz of Hoboken finished second with $131.00 and pocketed $1,500. Remarkably, both players benefited from selecting race nine winner That Woman Hanover, who paid $46.20. CARRYOVER CONTINUES: The 12th race 20 cent Jackpot Super High Five, unhit since the start of the meeting, again failed to have a single-ticket winner, bloating the carryover for the next card to $242,040.96. ... All-source wagering on the program totaled $2,532,668. ... Live racing resumes at the Big M Saturday at 7:15 p.m. by Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations    

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