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Palmer's Pride and harness racing driver Austin Siegelman went wire to wire in the open trot at Saratoga Sunday for a new lifetime mark of 1:54.1. Live racing continues Thursday afternoon, with post time at 4pm.    

Palmers Pride (Monsieur Kan Due) took a while to get going in his career but the five year old trotter is enjoying a breakout season in his first year of harness racing at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Don Sherman trainee, who made his lifetime debut at the Spa earlier this year, scored his eighth win of the season in Friday's feature. A consistent leaver, Palmers Pride once again flashed his early speed in Friday's $10,000 feature for trotters and made a relatively easy lead. Driver Mark Beckwith gave him a second quarter breather as they braced for the challenge of the big favorite Up The Alley (Billy Dobson). When that one made a break, Palmers Pride drew away from the remainder of his challengers and opened up a commanding lead turning for home before stopping the timer in 1:55.4. For Palmers Pride, it was the eighth win in 18 career starts and the consistent trotter has now hit the board in 14 of his lifetime tries. Sweet Thing (Bruce Aldrich Jr) finished second while Seeking Steven (Wally Hennessey) earned the show spot. Palmers Pride returned $13.40 in his most recent win and started an exacta and triple that paid $41.20 and $112.50, respectively. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post. Mike Sardella

Deadhead Royalty (RC Royalty) kept his win streak alive on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the Don Sherman trainee completed a double for his trainer on the harness racing card. Deadhead Royalty drew the outside post position in the $6,400 trotting event for conditional claimers and after dropping in third in the early going cruised to a first over win with Bruce Aldrich Jr. in the sulky. For Deadhead Royalty, it was the fourth consecutive win and sixth on the season. Earlier in the night, Sherman's Scarlatti (Conway Hall) prevailed in his division of the $5,900 claiming conditional race for trotters. Scarlatti parlayed a pocket trip to victory in 1:59.1 to record his second win in the last three weeks. His race's 1-2 betting favorite, the Sherman-trained Scarlatti was driven to victory by Austin Siegelman. With the Tuesday night training double, Sherman climbed back into the top five in the local trainer standings for the 2016 season. Live racing continues on Wednesday night when NY Sire Stakes are featured. Two year old trotting fillies will take center stage at the Spa with first post time set for 7:05pm. Mike Sardella

Mister Skitter (Western Terror) brought a three race win streak into Saturday night's Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Don Sherman trainee had a start or two in the Open under his belt before returning to the $16,050 feature on Saturday. Jimmy Devaux piloted Mister Skitter to three consecutive wins heading into the Open try and for the fourth consecutive week moved the young pacer out to the early lead. Mister Skitter put up all the fractions and kicked away from his rivals late in the mile before stopping the timer in 1:52.1, matching his lifetime mark. Spinarama (Austin Siegelman) sat the pocket to the feature winner and won the photo for place while Panocchio (Gerry Mattison) earned the show spot. Mister Skitter returned $10.00 to win and led an exacta and triple that paid $47.60 and $315, respectively. The win also put the four year old pacer over the $100,000 mark in career earnings in just his 52nd lifetime start, fifteen of which have been wins. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

Show Stopping (I Am A Fool) continued his dominance of the $5,000 harness racing claimers on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The six year old pacer prevailed in his first two starts off the claim for trainer Don Sherman in late April and went on to go four-for-four in the $5,000 claiming ranks. Following a claim last week by trainer Heidi Rohr, Show Stopping was back in the same class on Thursday and was his race's 4-5 betting favorite as he tried to extend his win streak to five in the five claiming ranks. Austin Siegelman, who piloted Show Stopping to all four victories while under the guidance of Sherman, sat behind him once again on Thursday as the razor sharp pacer overcame a first over journey to prevail in a career best 1:53.2. Show Stopping was once again claimed out of his Thursday race so whether or not he will remain in the $5,000 claimers remains to be seen. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella

Palmers Pride (Monsieur Kan Due) went wire-to-wire in the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series Final on a harness racing Sunday afternoon at Saratoga.  The five year old trotter is in the midst of his first racing season and has had a breakout campaign in 2016. Larry Stalbaum piloted Palmers Pride for trainer Don Sherman and the up-and-coming trotter had little difficulty going coast to coast in the $28,500 Series Final. The win, which came in 1:59.3 on the cold and windy afternoon, was the fourth in eight tries this year for the trotter who has hit the board in each of his first eight career starts and enjoyed the biggest win of his young career on Sunday. Band Winsome (Billy Dobson) came on to finish second while longshot Mo Titos Blue Chip (Phil Fluet) earned the show spot. Palmers Pride was the race's even money favorite and led an exacta and triple that paid $22.80 and $242.00, respectively. Palmers Pride adds his name to the list of previous winners of the Mongeon Memorial Trotting Series that includes Quick Feet, Order By Don and Pop I. Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time of 4:00pm. Mike Sardella

Deadhead Royalty (RC Royalty) scored a first over victory in Thursday's harness racing co-feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The four year old trotter was claimed during the meet's opening weekend by trainer Don Sherman and following a second place finish last week was the race's favorite in the $9,300 co-feature for New York Sired trotters. Driver Billy Dobson moved first over with Deadhead Royalty approaching the half mile pole and wound battling throughout the race's final half with frontrunner The African (Jim Devaux). Deadhead Royalty wound up prevailing by a head in 1:59. The African held second while Dions Prayer (Phil Fluet) earned the show spot. Deadhead Royalty is owned by Jessica Roegner of Wilton, NY. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella

Mister Skitter (Western Terror) moved up into the featured pace for the first time on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Don Sherman trainee set a lifetime mark set last week when he went wire-to-wire in 1:52.1 with Austin Siegelman in the sulky. This week, he moved up into the $13,000 Winners Over Pace which was the evening's feature. Mister Skitter sat the pocket to Southwind Terror (Mark Beckwith) and cruised past him in the stretch to record the win in 1:52.4. For Mister Skitter, a nominee for Three Year Old Pacer of the Year at the track this season, it was victory number eight on the season. He paid $8.30 to win. The race's favorite Drunken Desire A (Bruce Aldrich Jr) came on to finish second and completed an exacta that came back $27.40 while Southwind Terror held on for third. The triple returned $93. The win was one of three on the night for reinsman Austin Siegelman. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

Jimmer (Equinox Bi) continued his breakout harness racing season on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Don Sherman-trained trotter scored a wire-to-wire win in the $18,000 Open Trot on a beautiful afternoon in the Spa City. Jimmer, one of the top trotters at Saratoga this season, won for the eighth time in '15 and did so in career best fashion. Phil Fluet piloted the race's 7-5 favorite to victory in 1:54.1, a time that is just a fifth of a second off the track record for trotters. Longshot Cash Poor (Jim Devaux) fought gamely first over and was the runner up while Gaelic And Garlic (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. It was the third Open score this season for Jimmer who was claimed this spring by Don Sherman, last year's Up-and-Coming Trainer at the Spa. Jimmer led an exacta that returned $33 and a triple that came back $91.50. Live racing resumes on Thursday at Saratoga with a first post time set for 4:00pm. Mike Sardella

Jimmer (Equinox Bi) scored his third consecutive victory on Tuesday night at the harness racing meeting at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Don Sherman trainee continues to have a sensational season which has now featured back to back jacks in the Open Trot at the Spa. Reinsman Phil Fluet worked out a second over journey in the Tuesday's $18,000 feature for Jimmer who tipped off cover around the final turn and outtrotted his rivals in the stretch. The six year old highstepper stopped the timer in 1:55.2 for his seventh win of the 2015 campaign and third in a row. Slugfest (Jay Randall), the defending Trotter of the Year at Saratoga, continued his terrific '15 season with another second place finish in the feature while invader Can I Say (Bruce Aldrich Jr) charged hard for third. Jimmer was dismissed at odds of 9-1 despite winning last Tuesday's Open while the exacta with Slugfest came back $80.50 and the triple paid $278. Live racing continues on Wednesday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 7:05pm.  Melissa Simser  

Jimmer (Equinox Bi) participated in the Open Trot for the first time at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night. The Don Sherman trainee wound up getting a pocket trip in his first crack at the $18,000 feature and charged past the race's co-favorite Slugfest (Jay Randall) to record the victory in 1:55.2. Jimmer was claimed this spring by Sherman and co-owner Jessica Roegner and is putting together a career season. One week removed from his lifetime best 1:54.1 score, Jimmer had no trouble handling Tuesday's step up en route to his sixth victory on the campaign. Slugfest has now finished first or second in thirteen of his seventeen seasonal tries as the 9-5 co-favorite was the runner up in the six horse Open while invader Dancehall Mistress (Billy Dobson) came on to finish third. Jimmer returned $17.00 to win and started an exacta that paid $62.50 and a triple that came back $212. The win was one of three on the evening for conditioner Don Sherman who currently sits in fifth in the local trainer standings. Live racing continues on Wednesday night with a first post time of 7:05pm. Mike Sardella  

Jimmer (Equinox Bi) set a lifetime mark in Sunday's feature at the harness racing meeting at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Don Sherman-trained six year old has been on top of his game in the last two months and on Sunday would not be denied. Driver Phil Fluet moved Jimmer first over on the race's favorite Zoey De Vie (Jim Devaux) and wound up grinding him into submission with a big effort on the outside. Zoey De Vie fought gamely after being parked out for the first 3/8 of a mile and held strong for second while Midnite Craze (Jay Randall) earned the show spot in the $14,000 Winners Over trot. Jimmer, who returned $10.80 to win on Sunday, recorded his victory in a career best 1:54.4 for his fifth win on the season. Jimmer, who has hit the board in fourteen of his 23 seasonal tries, is co-owned by Jessica Roegner and his trainer Don Sherman. Live racing resumes on Thursday beginning at 4:00pm before the summer schedule kicks in with 7:05pm first posts starting on Friday evening. Melissa Simser  

Rock N Joe (Kilowatt) became a repeat harness racing winner in the Spa Spring Claiming Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday evening. The four year old pacer swooped the group in career best fashion to prevail in the series' second leg. After getting claimed in leg one, Rock N Joe (Bruce Aldrich Jr) scored for his new connections by outclosing his rivals in the stretch following a three wide journey. It was the third consecutive victory for Rock N Joe who will head into next week's final as the only pacer capable of a series sweep following his 1:55.4 lifetime best score on Thursday. The other division of the series saw another pacer prevail for his new connections following a leg one claim. Regalwood (Stonebridge Regal) moved out to the early lead and never had an anxious moment before drawing away to a convincing victory in 1:55.3. The five year old pacer, who was piloted by Austin Siegelman, punched his ticket to next week's final for new trainer Don Sherman who co-owns with Jessica Roegner. Both leg two winners' victories came by the exact same margin of one and ¾ lengths. The series final for the pacers will take place on Saturday June 27th and goes for a purse of $16,300. Leg two of the Spa Spring Claiming Series for trotters takes place on Friday night. Live racing continues on Friday at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Bruce Aldrich Jr. was the star of the Thursday harness racing program at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Aldrich scored six wins on the twilight race card highlighted by the third consecutive victory for pacer Romeo Lover (Western Paradise). Trainer Don Sherman acquired the four year old three weeks ago and has now gone three-for-three with him. Romeo Lover, the race's 1-9 favorite on Thursday, wound up getting parked the mile but withstood the wide journey to prevail in 1:57.2. Aldrich completed his grand slam early in the card by scoring wins in three consecutive races before going on to win from post eight with claiming trotter Princess Crown (Elegant Man) and with pacer Whata Bizness (Sportsmaster) in the finale. Aldrich vaulted into second in the driver standings after beginning the day four back of Billy Dobson as they chase leading driver Frank Coppola Jr. Live racing continues at Saratoga on Friday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Freshman pacer Mister Skitter (Western Terror) broke his maiden in impressive fashion at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night. The Don Sherman-trained two year old finished third last week in his first start with leading driver Billy Dobson in the sulky. On Tuesday night, the rookie pacer flashed early speed and sat the pocket to the race's favorite. When the front runner began to tire approaching the head of the stretch, Dobson elected to move Mister Skitter to the far outside and was three wide in the lane when he came charging hard to reel in rival Jojo Jove (Dave Byer) to break his maiden in a strong win time of 1:57.3. Jojo Jove was the runner up for the second consecutive week while freshman Here Comes Karma (Frank Coppola Jr) came on to earn the show spot in the $4,800 race comprised of mostly freshman pacers. The win for Mister Skitter was one of two on the card for conditioner Don Sherman and one of three on the night for Billy Dobson. Live racing continues on Wednesday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

COLUMBUS, MN. - Trainer Don Sherman, enjoying an outstanding first season at Running Aces in Minnesota, reached a career milestone Wednesday night when he guided Funny Guy to a 1:56.1 score in a $3500 claiming event.  It was the 600th conditioning win in a career that has spanned twenty years.  Although this is Sherman's fourth consecutive season with a UTRS average well over .300, it is his first with stable earnings well over $250,000.   Sherman will finish second in the trainer standings at Running Aces, which closes after Saturday's $220,000 Minnesota State Championships program, with 32 triumphs and a 20% win percentage. Funny Guy is owned by Jessica Roegner, who also serves as Sherman's second trainer.  The six-year-old gelding has won three times and had three place finishes in eight starts since claiming the horse in early July. The featured race on the penultimate card for 2013 was an $8925 Open Trot captured by Salutation Hanover (Nick Roland) over Rich Dessert (Tim Maier) and Franky Provolone (Steve Wiseman).  The 1:56.3 clocking gave the winner his second open company score at Running Aces and increased his lifetime bankroll to over $650,000.  Brett Ballinger trains the seven-year-old stud for Dr. Patrick Graham. Eleven $20,000 races for Minnesota-sired horses in various age, sex and gait categories will comprise the season finale at Running Aces on Saturday.  Post time is 7:00 PM (CST).  Gregg Keidel

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