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The Roosevelt Raceway Legends website has recently added a new weekly publication called Roosevelt Raceway Captured in Photos. Each week a new issue will be published that will include 50-70 pictures (some that have never been published before) along with Roosevelt Raceway race videos that will be made avaiable to subscribers and posted on several social media sites. Also this week the Roosevelt Raceway Legends site added harness driver Eddie Lohmeyer to its list of Roosevelt Raceway driving legends that include Billy Haughton, Stanley Dancer, Herve Filion, Buddy Gilmour, Mike Lachance, Benny Webster, Del Insko and several other great drivers of the former racetrack.   To view the website, click here. From Fred Hudson, for Roosevelt Raceway Legends

CHESTER PA – It’s hard to tell what the bettors didn’t like about the Andover Hall mare Casa Palmera in the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. She had won two in a row after dropping her first two starts of the year, a not-atypical pattern for patient trainer Ed Lohmeyer (do you remember back to Landslide?). She had driver George Napolitano Jr., well-acquainted with the Philly winners circle. Maybe they foresaw her first-over trip. Nonetheless, the morning line favorite went off as the fifth choice in the feature, grinded right up to the tough pacesetting veteran Tyson, wore him down on the far turn, then went on gamely to finish a length to the good of late-charging Thisguyisonfire in 1:54.3. And Casa Palmera paid $14.00 to win for backers of the improving mare owned by Lohmeyer and Dr. Patty Hogan, for whom she has now won $118,445. In the first of two $14,500 co-featured trots, Seven Iron worked to the early lead and retained the advantage throughout, keeping Prince Of Minto at bay by ¾ of a length while equaling his lifetime best of 1:54.2. Corey Callahan drove the victorious son of Chapter Seven, who raised his lifetime earnings to $254,945, for his trainer Chris Lakata and his owner, former basketball star Sam Bowie. In the second, the team of driver Larry Stalbaum and trainer Tracy Tarantino continued to prove themselves as two of the best friends a longshot player can have, as between here and Pocono the duo often seem to be close with horses who are double-digit odds. Stalbaum pointed On Thunder Road N, whom he also owns, frontward early and never looked back, stepping the last half in :57 with the Bettor’s Delight gelding (a pacing-bred trotter) to win in 1:56. On Thunder Road N finished two lengths ahead of Deo while paying a $23.40 mutuel. and raising his lifetime bankroll to $361,441. The red-hot Australian import None Better A, winner of four straight including  a 1:48.4 victory at The Meadowlands last time out, has been tabbed the 5-2 chalk in Sunday’s $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series event for open pacers, with Joe Bongiorno set for sulky duty from post two. The Aussie has Kiwis to both sides of him: Duplicated N (post one, 3-1) would like to duplicate his 1:49.2 victory here in his last start for driver Tim Tetrick, while Tiger Thompson N (post three, 7-2, driven by fellow New Zealander Dexter Dunn) already has a first and a second in the Great Northeast Series action. PHHA / Harrah’s Philadelphia Jerry Connors

WILKES-BARRE PA - Top purse events on the Tuesday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono were a trio of $15,000 events for "nw 4 races" company, two on the trot and one for male pacers. First up was a trotting field, from which Yuge came away with a new mark of 1:54.1. Tom Jackson moved the Muscle Mass gelding to command in front of the stands and stayed in control from there for trainer Ed Lohmeyer, co-owner with Dr. Patricia Hogan and Ed Lohmeyer Jr. The pacing event came between the two trots; the sidewheeling event was won by the American Ideal gelding A Farmboys Success, who went wire-to-wire while clocking a personal best of 1:52.2. Clear much of the last quarter, A Farmboys Success saw his lead diminish rapidly late as Happy Trio extricated himself from a bad shuffle and swept wide, but his late surge came up a neck shy against the victorious Ron Burke trainee, who is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. In the second trot, the Muscle Massive mare Striking Volo completed a "sweep" of new lifetime marks in the features when she reported home first in 1:57.1. Anthony Napolitano got away last with the winner, but had her moving at the quarter and she gained with every stride thereafter, grinding to a confident neck win over Celebrity Apollo for trainer Jody Riedel and Super Mile LLC as the only successful favorite in the tri-features. Top contest for older performers was a $14,000 pace for mares, which saw Juslikeaqueen never see the rail, be three-wide at two points, and still come on to defeat deep-Pocono Pike-shooting Shady Stella by a neck in 1:51.3. Driver Simon Allard got a second-over trip behind a wild pace and was able to rally the daughter of Palone Ranger to post a gritty victory for trainer/owner Antonia Storer. From the PHHA/Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE PA - Veteran harness racing driver Tom Jackson, a winner of over 3000 races lifetime, lit up the tote board twice within an hour in "sloppy" going Monday night at Mohegan Sun Pocono, bringing home Con Air Hall ($61.20) in the third race and Papiamento ($62.80) three races later.   Jackson used rallying tactics with both winners, coming on with Con Air Hall from fifth at the ¾ to win by ¾ of a length, and then rallying Papiamento from eighth at the stretch call to get a nose decision. The two "bombers" gave Jackson four $50+ longshots on the local scene in 2016, tying him for the track lead with Marcus Miller.   In between, another veteran Ed Lohmeyer, won his first race in 377 days, and only his second in just over four years, when he sent Casa Palmera uncovered and then glided off to a 3-length win, taking her first start in 2:00.2. The filly's training pattern was classic Lohmeyer - without breaks, she went 2:06.2 in her first qualifier, 2:03.2 in her second, and then won her third qualifier in 1:58.3 at The Meadowlands before breaking her maiden here.   Why do we say "classic Lohmeyer"? The late Communicators Hall of Famer Bruce Stearns enjoyed telling the story - especially appropriate this week -- of approaching Lohmeyer after a May 1981 qualifier at Liberty Bell. Ed's three-year-old had just gone in 2:02, and when Bruce asked him about the colt, Lohmeyer said, "He'll be all right."   Three months later Landslide and Ed Lohmeyer were in the Adios winners circle.   PHHA / Pocono

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