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FORT WASHINGTON, MD - It was in May of 1949 that breeder, owner and driver William E. Miller opened Rosecroft, the "Raceway by the Beltway." Seventy years later, just eight minutes from National Harbor, harness racing trotters and pacers are still competing at Rosecroft. Beginning Wednesday, the track in Oxon Hill will open for its four-month spring meet. The 12-race program kicks off at 6:40 p.m. The program will include an $8,000 pace for Maryland-preferred fillies and mares. Frank Milby will be seeking his third consecutive driving title at Rosecroft. Milby finished with 46 wins over the fall meet, two more than Russeell Foster. The top two drivers were more than a dozen ahead of third-place finisher Jonathan Roberts. Milby also won the 2019 spring title by visiting the winner's circle 56 times, 13 more than runner-up Roger Plante Jr. Like Milby, trainer Arlene Cameron will also be looking for a natural hat trick. Cameron took last year's spring title with 23 wins and took the fall meet with 27 wins, 12 more than runner-up Brian Wright. Rosecroft will race every Wednesday and Sunday in February and March. Post time will be 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday and 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. In April, Rosecroft will race each Wednesday and Sunday and will also race Monday, April 22 with a 6:40 p.m. post time. In May, Rosecroft will race on Saturday the 4th and 18th with a 7 p.m. post time. by David Joseph, for Rosecroft Raceway              

FORT WASHINGTON, MD - Rosecroft kicks off its four-month fall Standardbred race meet Sunday with three Maryland Sire Stakes, a 12-race program with two Open Pace events, and the return of its Pacer of the Meet and Trotter of the Meet from the spring. First race post for the Sire Stakes is 3:30 p.m. The 12-race program begins at 4:40 p.m. Rosecroft will race each Sunday and Wednesday with first race post time at 4:40 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will also be a special Saturday program, Nov. 3 with a 7 p.m. first race post. The third running of the $100,000 Potomac Pace will also be contested during the fall meet. "We're looking forward to a great fall meet at Rosecroft," said Sal Sinatra, President and General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. "We continue to have a great partnership with the horsemen and breeders and we're looking forward to building on the success of the Potomac Pace." Fashion Smile, named Trotter of the Meet earlier in the year, is entered in the first race Sunday. The 7-year-old will leave from the outside. Meanwhile, Capital Builder, the Pacer of the Meet, is entered in the second race, a $10,000 Open Pace. The eighth race on Sunday's program will also be an Open Pace with, among others, AL's Hammered, who has earned more than $500,000 in his career. Driver Frank Milby, the leading driver in the spring, will be back to defend his title. Milby won 56 races earlier this year at Rosecroft, 13 more than runner-up Roger Plante Jr., Arlene Cameron who the training title with 23 winners, three more than Megan Roberts. By David Joseph, for Rosecroft Raceway    

Ft. Washington, MD --- Rosecroft leading dash driver Frank Milby strengthened his hold on the top spot as he won five races on the Wednesday night (May 2) harness racing card in Fort Washington, Md. Milby started the night off right away with an impressive win with Maryland Sires Stakes 3-year-old contender Princess Rusty. The daughter of Rusty's For Real scorched the Rosecroft oval in a lifetime tying 1:53.3 for owner-breeder Al Carter and trainer Michael Hall. In race two, her main foe, HS Shauna, who won six as a 2-year old, won for trainer-driver Joseph Carroll in 1:53.4. Milby also won with Hillbilly Heartache ($4.60) for the Hillbilly Haven Farms and trainer Amanda Jackson. Milby won with the 12-year-old mare Rhapsody Rose ($7.60) for the Twin Ponds Stable and trainer John Hollingsworth. Milby capped off the night sweeping the late double with RC's Super Toy ($8.20) for Rusty Cox and Relentless Dreamer ($4.80) for Edward Gutin and trainer Jody Dunning. Ricky Still won two races with Upfront Supersonic and Capital Builder. Upfront Supersonic ($4.00) won for the fourth time in five starts for owner-trainer Brittany Bounds in 1:53.3. Still sprinted away from post eight with Capital Builder ($17.00) and rolled in 1:52.2 for owner Bib Roberts and trainer Megan Roberts. Kim Vincent also posted a double winning back-to-back races with his own trainee Nefarious ($4.00) for Providence West Inc. Vincent came right back in the next race with Philly Fanatic ($21.40) closing late for a 1:54.3 score. Rosecroft returns with weekend action Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4:40 p.m. by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway 

Ft. Washington, MD --- Rosecroft's leading harness racing driver Frank Milby scored a hat trick on the Sunday night (April 22) card in Fort Washington, Md., as he guided Abelard Hanover to a win in the $11,000 Maryland Open Handicap. Milby now has a meet best 41 wins. The 10-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover picked up career win 52 and his lifetime earnings now sit at $757,082. Milby outsprinted Hickory Aloha to the opening quarter in :26.1 and rolled on in :55.1, 1:22.4 and finished the mile in 1:51 to win by just over two lengths. Hickory Aloha (Timmy Offutt) held for second and Whirl Monroe (Russell Foster) was third. Milby also scored with his own trainee, Artic Adventure, who sprinted to a 1:53.1 score for his mom, Candy Milby. The $80,000 Lexington Selected purchase who did not start as a 2-year-old, is now three-for-four in his brief career. Milby also took a picture with Beammeupscottie for owner Gloria Kinnamon and trainer Jamie Vance, winning in 1:53.2. Gene Long made a triumphant return to the Rosecroft winner's circle with a terrific drive aboard Wet Shark in race five. Five horses heading to the three-quarter pole were either three-wide or four-wide and Long who was well positioned off the fifth from post seven, sat patient and weaved through the carnage to the inside and was the fresh shooter in the stretch and caught the pacesetting Tom's Titan at the line in 1:55. It was the first win of the year for the 5-year-old Shadyshark Hanover gelding in his first start for new owner-trainer Melissa Smith. Ricky Still had a driving double, winning race three with DBS Rosco in his debut for owner-trainer Brittany Bounds and race four with No Humble Jumble for owner-trainer Jason Walters. by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway 

Frank Milby drove five winners on the Wednesday night harness racing card at Rosecroft Raceway bringing his Spring meet total to 18, four shy of leader Russell Foster. MIlby sent Wildman to his third straight victory as the three-year old son of Real Artist won in 1:53.2 for owner-trainer Phillip Jasper.  Brian Burton won three races and had the highlight win on the card. He drove  three-year old trotter EI EI O, a son of Cam's Rocket, to a victory in his debut in 1:57. His back was :56 coming from mid pack with a breath taking three-wide backside brush to the lead.  Richard Hans owns and trains EI EI O, who is the fourth fastest three-year old trotter on record in North America this season.  Pete Medhurst 106.7 FM The Fan PxP Voice Naval Academy Athletics Voice of Rosecroft Raceway  

B Blissful cemented his status as a "Horse of the Meet" candidate on Sunday by staying perfect at the Shenandoah Downs inaugural meet. The 12 year old Blissful Hall gelding had won a race during each of the three race weekends so far, and he put that streak on the line against five other conditioned pacers in the finale Sunday. Not surprisingly, the Jimmy Viars trainee was sent off as the heavy betting choice but he made it interesting initially. Cool Hand Lucas took control early and authored the mile's first three fractions while B Blissful paced in fifth through the half. Driver Frank Milby guided the eventual winner outside at that point and kept his first over position until the top of the stretch when he finally caught the front stepper. B Blissful crossed in 1:57 1/5, 2 1/2 lengths over runner-up DVC Freewaytofame. "Jimmy (Viars) deserves a ton of credit for keeping that horse sharp," said Racing Secretary Mike Wandishin. "Older horses often have lots of quirks and it's a challenge to keep them racing consistently." The victory pushed B Blissful's lifetime bankroll over the $300,000 level, and he won for the 9th time in 16 starts this year. Justa Party Animal kept his own streak alive by winning for the third straight week at Shenandoah. Trainer Amanda Jackson and driver Roger Plante have teamed up for all three. On Sunday, he overcame early interference but was still last at the third fraction. The 3 year old Skydancer Hanover gelding surged in the final turn though and took the lead from About The Benjamns. The victor, owned by Larry Jackson of Burkeville, Virginia, crossed in 2:01 2/5. Betsy Brown made her first drive of the fall meet count as she piloted Calcutta to victory in a $4500 conditioned trot. Brown, who trains the 7 year old Tom Ridge mare for Terry Kibler, edged another of her trainees --- Molly B'Golly --- by a neck margin in 2:00 4/5. Between the current pari-mutuel meet and the four day Shenandoah County Fair meet that preceded it, the two trotters have combined for 13 "in the money" finishes in 14 starts. The inaugural Shenandoah Downs season comes to an end this coming weekend with cards slated Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. A seafood fest will take place Saturday and free admission is on tap Sunday. The Virginia Harness Horsemen, in appreciation for great fan support this meet, will give the first 1,000 fans both Saturday and Sunday a free betting voucher. More information is available at www.shenandoahdowns.com and at www.virginiahgorseracing.com. by Darrell Wood, for Shenandoah Downs

Harness racing driver Frank Milby has driven more than 2,000 winners and has won numerous driving titles at Rosecroft Raceway and Ocean Downs. In fact, the native of Easton has been one of Maryland's leading drivers over the past 10 years. But as Milby prepares for another fall meet at Rosecroft, which kicks off Tuesday with a 6:40 p.m. post time, he admits he "didn't have an itch to drive horses" when he was younger. "A lot of people can't wait until they can start driving," recalled Milby recently. "I can't say I was like that." Milby is a third generation horseman. His grandfather, Franklin, trained world-champion female pacer Miss Conna Adios. And while his father Don was a successful trainer and driver, Milby said his father didn't push him into harness racing. "My dad kind of pushed me away," Milby said. "I did grow up going to the barns on the weekends, but the business was not looking so good at the time. He was kind of, 'You can always go back to horse racing.' So I went to school, but around my second year of college Delaware got slots and he had a couple owners who wanted to reinvest in horses. So I started working then." Milby worked with his father and trained horses until driving his first race in December of 1998, a race he remembers well. "I finished third with a horse named All So Clear," he recalled. "It was a mix of emotions, a little nervous, a little scared. Way back then, the races seemed to go by in a flash. Everything slows down once you've been driving for a while. I see things now during a race I didn't see five years ago. If there's three horses in front of me, I might look to see what the ears on one are doing and that will tell me what to do." Milby, who missed winning the Rosecroft driving title earlier this year by one win, is excited about returning to Rosecroft Tuesday evening. "I think Rosecroft is one of the best five-eighths track I ever drove on," he said. "I think it's one of the most forgiving tracks on a horse, too. It's a good place."   David Joseph

Ft. Washington, MD --- Jonathan Roberts and Frank Milby each earned four wins on the 12-race Tuesday night (Sept. 29) harness racing card at Rosecroft Raceway. Fancy Colt (Milby) took the $10,000 Open Handicap for colts and geldings with a first-over move down the backside and scored in the driving rain in 1:53. Roberts took the top spot in the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap with Lanco Express, who scored her fifth straight victory, pacing the mile in 1:53.1. Trainer Tim Crissman had three wins on the card and Ken Schlotzhauer had a pair of wins. Rosecroft hosted four preliminaries for the Maryland Sires Stakes program before the card, Tom's Typhoon (Roger Plante) and stablemate Tom's Tornado (Roberts) were inches from a dead heat in 1:57. Tom's Typhoon moved to the lead past the quarter and hung on in the 3-year-old colt and gelding category. Jay Boy and Sean Bier scored the top spot in the 3-year-old trotting category for colts and geldings. The son of Tsunami scored in a lifetime best 1:59.1. Plante guided Betcha Ur My Baby home in 2:00.4 in the 3-year-old filly trot, while Cory Mumford eased Helaine's Firebird to a dominating nine length score for 3-year-old filly pacers. by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway 

Vernon, N.Y. -- Despite being outsprinted early by all six of his harness racing rivals, Cascata ($14.20) kicked cover from fourth-over off the far turn, circling the field for a 1:52 victory in Sunday (August 30) afternoon's featured $7,000 top-level conditioned pace at Vernon Downs.   Frank Milby settled the 7-year-old American Ideal gelding well off dueling leaders Sassy Hanover (Claude Huckabone, Jr.) and Smile a Little (Austin Siegelman), who battled stoutly through a :54.1 half mile. Outer flow developed behind Smile a Little at Race's midpoint, with Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) chasing from second-over. Tundra (Truman Gale) and Cascata angled third- and fourth-over respectively, and they would both benefit from clear trips off the pressured pace. While Oh My Joepa was first to make a three-wide bid at a 1:23 three-quarter mark, he would ultimately be outkicked by Cascata in mid-stretch after himself collaring the dueling pacesetters. Cascata drew away minimally in the final yards, defeating Oh My Joepa by three-quarters of a length while Tundra stayed on to finish third after he was bothered in mid-stretch by a breaking Melvyn (Roman Lopez).   Dustin Ingraham trains Cascata for Elizabeth Zimmerman.   The afternoon's program also saw six trotters compete in a non-wagering Racing Under Saddle event, and the patient Emma Wahlberg prevailed aboard Sweetie's Secret. Brett Crawford trains the 7-year-old Yankee Glide mare who angled off the pegs on the far turn, pushing clear of a tiring My Friend Charlie in upper stretch before ultimately reeling in Funny Photo, who made a costly break in the final yards after taking charge in the third quarter. Sweetie's Secret won by two lengths in 2:00.4 over Funny Photo (Sophie Engerran), while Alarming Quick (Ashley Eldred) made a mild bid to take third while well detached from the top pair.   Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Friday (September 4) evening, with post time at 6:45 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite, Vernon Downs

Ft. Washington, MD --- Maryland native Frank Milby guided Beammeupscottie to victory in the ninth race on Tuesday night (March 24) at Rosecroft Raceway, giving the defending Rosecroft dash champion win number 2,000 in his harness racing career. Milby left from post five and stretched out Casimir Lawman (Roger Plante) who led through the third quarter in 1:24.3 while under pressure from Lone Raider (Brandon Henley). Milby edged the son of Rustler Hanover into the passing lane to win by a half-length in 1:54. Gloria Kinnamon owns Beammeupscottie and he is conditioned by Brian Callahan who had three wins on the night. Trainer John McIntyre also had three wins on the evening as well. Roger Plante guided all three of the McIntyre trainees to victory. by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway Courtesy of the United States Trotting Association Web Newsroom

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- When harness racing driver Frank Milby was looking for a place to compete during the off season on the Maryland harness racing circuit, he decided his landing spot would be Buffalo Raceway. Frigid Western New York in the dead of winter? Why, Frank, why? His response was very simple, "Why not?" "I love to race and I felt Buffalo Raceway was the best fit for me," Milby said. "I wanted to race when the Maryland tracks were shut down. I looked around. I raced a few years ago at Vernon Downs (in the summer months, however) and I liked it there. I knew a few people from Vernon who are now racing at Buffalo Raceway so here I am." The cold weather surprisingly hasn't affected Milby. "I was worried about being cold at first but I actually haven't felt it that much. I've stayed warm all the time. I'd love to drive all 13 races...the cold hasn't bothered me at all." While he has kept himself warm, he sure has made the tote board red-hot thus far. It didn't take Milby long to make himself known on the Western New York scene as he won the first race of the 2015 campaign at Buffalo Raceway when he guided Memumsnotnice to a $38.60 victory. "Getting that win in the first race opening night took some of the pressure off me," Milby admitted. "Being new here, you don't want to wait to get that first one." While posting the huge mutuel price on opening night, the 36-year-old Milby wasn't done yet. On Friday, January 23rd, he brought Nineanddivine from the eight post to register a $186.00 win price. Currently, Milby has six wins on the season at Buffalo with his average winner returning $52.60 his backers. "Just been lucky," Milby said about pulling the upsets in the early part of the season. "I've been second call on some horses, gotten some outside posts so I've been trying to keep them going to get the owners a check. I've been fortunate enough to get some good trips and get the win." While driving just a handful of races in his career at Buffalo Raceway for this winter, he was able to train a few horses the morning of opening night to get a feel for the Hamburg half-mile oval. "I've found if you keep the horse along the rail, the stretch is pretty long and you can make a move there." He said the people on the backstretch of Buffalo Raceway have been great. "A lot of trainers have helped me out, especially Ron Van Wagoner," he stated. "I am getting more drives and hopefully it continues. I'd love to get 13 a night." Milby also said of why the move to Buffalo Raceway. "I love working with the babies, breaking them. But the owner I worked for didn't get any this year so it kind of freed up my schedule." He admitted he loved to drive the youngsters in the Sires Stakes and is hoping for an opportunity this spring and summer arises. "I did well in the New York Sire Stakes a few years back at Vernon Downs and if I stay here all season, I'd love the chance race them here." Milby is also approaching a career mark, that being 2,000 career victories. He is just 13 away from that milestone. "I know I am getting close but I am really not trying to pay attention to it because if you do, you can start to over drive," he said. "I am just going one race at a time and when it happens, it happens." Milby started racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland and has competed at Chester, Colonial, Dover and Harrington Raceway. He's sitting on 1,987 career wins and has almost $10.5 million in lifetime earnings. Milby's best season came in 2013 where he had 265 victories and $1.5 in earnings. And his initial thoughts on the local harness racing scene after a month, Milby was nothing but praise. "The people are great. The track is good. I love Hamburg...it's a nice place. I live in the middle of nowhere in Maryland so it's great here. He also has liked the cuisine. Milby said, "I've had chicken wings at three different spots and can't wait to try 'that sandwich'." The sandwich he is referring to is 'beef on weck'. As for the rest of the season, "I am going to play it by ear," Milby said. "Whenever you have a job, you can always do better. I think I am doing good now, but I definitely can do better. The big races are on Tuesday in Maryland so I might be able to race there then come back here for the rest of the week." Milby did admit, however, that becoming a Bills' fan won't happen. "Nope...A Ravens here...that won't change." by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Justgottogetthere pulled the surprise while Bazooka Terror used a new tactic to highlight their victories in the co-featured harness racing events at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (January 28).   In the $10,500 Open Trot, Justgottogetthere was thinking that down the stretch and 'just got there' in time in holding off a flying Second Hand News by a head, posting the $39.00 upset victory in 1:59.3.   Bazooka Terror ($7.40) in the meantime is usually a hard-charging closer. Things were different in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace this week as driver Kevin Cummings took the 6-year-old mare to the lead from the eight post and scored the front-running half-length win over Memumsnotnice in 1:57.0 over the good track.   Justgottogetthere (Jim McNeight) sat the pocket behind the pace-setting Lutetium, who set fractions of 29.0, 59.1 and 1:29.3 in the Open Trot. Taking the lead midway down the lane, Justgottogetthere had just enough left in the tank to fend off Second Hand News (Frank Milby), who was hindered just a bit at the top of the stretch by a breaking Southwind Warsaw. Lutetium held on for the show spot.   Owned by Antonietta Landi and North Creek Racing LLC, it was the 20th career victory for Justgottogetthere, who has now earned $143,732 lifetime. Jerry Nugent Jr. trained the winner.   Bazooka Terror took almost a quarter-mile to get to the top in the Fillies and Mares Open Pace and once she did, she proved more than capable of going gate-to-wire. After posting a brisk 28.3 opening panel, Cummings was able to control the tempo and never looked back.   Memumsnotnice (Billy Dobson) made a mild rally late at Bazooka Terror but finished a non-threatening half-length back at the wire while Up Front Cruiser (Milby) placed third.   It was the second win in three starts this season for Bazooka Terror and upped her seasonal earnings to $11,340. She is owned by Leonard Segall and is trained by James Clouser Jr.   The racing resumes on Friday night with another 13-race card slated for 6:35 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and upcoming promotions, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- The trotters in the second race at Buffalo Raceway sure did put on a show Friday night (January 23) and when the dust settled, Nineanddivine (Frank Milby) took a nose victory and returned a whopping $186.00 for the harness racing victory.   The top four finishers were all within a head of each other in the end and the entire field of eight were just three lengths apart at the wire.   Tremendous Hit (Shawn Gray) was in command through three-quarters of a mile but said good night at the top of the stretch. Trotters then started coming from everywhere in the lane and Nineanddivine, sitting seventh in the drive for the finish, rallied and nosed out 13-1 shot Chrome Finish (Ray Fisher Jr.) for the victory. Ryan's Caviar (Jim McNeight), 18-1 shot, was a head back to take third.   The $2 exacta of 8-6 returned $2,131 and the 50-cent trifecta of 8-6-5 was worth $6,228.   Nineanddivine is owned by Todd Santoro and is trained by Gary Gibson.   Racing will resume on Saturday night with another 13-race card scheduled.   For more information including the latest news, results, race replays and upcoming promotions, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- They used two different routes but post time favorites Bazooka Terror and Second Hand News each found their way to the harness racing winner's circle at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (January 21) in the co-featured events.   Bazooka Terror went from last to first to take the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace while Second Hand News showed plenty of heart in going gate-to-wire in the $10,500 Open Trot.   Buffalo Raceway's leading driver Kevin Cummings had a lot of patience with Bazooka Terror in the opener. After sitting sixth and last past the half-mile pole, the pair went first over down the backstretch and easily cruised past Memumsnotnice (Frank Milby) and Seascape Hanover (Ron Beback Jr.) in the stretch to score the 1-1/4 length win in 1:56.3. The winner turned in a 28.0 final panel.   Bazooka Terror (Western Terror-Lucky Liz) is a 6-year-old mare owned by Leonard Segall and is trained by James Clouser Jr. In the money 29 of 41 races in 2014, Bazooka Terror has now earned $157,987 lifetime with the victory.   In the Open Trot, Second Hand News and Milby set the fractions of 28.4, 58.4 and 1:29 and had the the usually front-running Lutetium breathing down their neck until the top of the stretch.   Second Hand News was first attacked by Lutetium on the outside down the stretch with no luck. Then midway down the lane, Cummings dropped Lutetium into the passing lane but again to no avail as Second Hand News ($4.40) and Milby opened up a 2-1/4 length edge at the wire. They went the mile in 1:57.3. City Kid (Billy Dobson) finished in third.   The 13-year-old Second Hand News (Pathway To Victory-Mohawk Super Night) is owned by Vogel & Wags Nags Stable and Kent Conshafter. Ron Van Wagoner trained Second Hand News, now a perfect 2-for-2 on the young season.   Racing will continue on Friday night with a 13-race program set to begin at 6:35 p.m.   For more information on Buffalo Raceway including the latest news, results, replays and upcoming promotions, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It didn't take long for driver Frank Milby to make himself known at Buffalo Raceway as he drove long shot Memumsnotnice ($38.60) to a stunning half-length victory in the featured $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace Wednesday evening (January 14).   It topped the successful opening night of the 92-day meet at Buffalo Raceway. Director of Operations Jon Cramer was delighted with the opener. "It was our best handle in at least 10 years. The handle was $377,777. There was some great racing out there tonight and some nice prices."   Milby, a regular at Dover Downs and Rosecroft Raceway, found his initial appearance at the Hamburg half-mile oval a memorable one. He smartly sent Memumsnotnice past the pace-setting S A Lowe (Billy Dobson) in the stretch. They covered the mile in 1:57.1 over the good track on the crisp, clear night. Seascape Hanover (Ron Beback Jr.) took the show spot.   S A Lowe set the fractions with times of 28.4, 59.0 and 1:28.2 and looked comfortable on the front end. But Memumsnotnice had other ideas. She followed the cover of the parked Ashlee's Cool Gal down the back stretch and was tipped three-wide by Milby at the three-quarter pole. From there, Milby used some mild encouragement on Memumsnotnice in the lane and she responded to draw off by a half length over a stubborn S A Lowe.   Owned by John Mungillo and Thatsideofthefence LLC and trained by Mungillo, it was the 16th career victory for Memumsnotnice and pushed the 6-year-old mare's lifetime earnings to $260,200.   Shawn Gray had a impressive return to Buffalo Raceway as he registered a four-bagger and also had a training win. Kevin Cummings also posted four driving victories while JD Perrin and Maria Rice each had two training wins.   Racing will resume on Friday night with a 10-race program set for 6:35 p.m.   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

(NEW KENT, VA --- Perfect Number and Filomena, runners-up in their respective 2013 Virginia-bred colt and filly pacing championship divisions as two year olds, scored wins in their three year old prep races Sunday at Colonial Downs in advance of next weekend's $350,000 Day of Champions card. After Christmas Parade dominated the first half of the $5,000 colt pace, Perfect Number came three wide out of the turn, passed a trio of front steppers in mid-stretch and charged home to win in a lifetime best 1:55 2/5. The Art Official gelding, who won his freshman prep a year ago, crossed three lengths ahead of Top Official. Leading driver Corey Braden directed the effort for trainer Freddy Darby. 2013 champ Handsome Jim was third in Sunday's warm-up. Filomena on the other hand, took the lead from the start and never looked back in the ladies division. The Western Ideal filly triggered quarter fractions of :28 1/5, :58.0 and 1:26 4/5 before closing the deal in 1:54 4/5 nearly two lengths over 2013 champ Santa Baby. Reinsman Braden guided Filomena for trainer Fran Raia II. For the second straight year, the three year old girls were speedier than the boys. The three year old trot events were held as non-bettors before the pari-mutuel card began and both freshman champs returned to the winners circle again. Always Quick Star, fresh off a win, second and third at the current fall meet, scored in the filly division in 2:01 3/5 while Jingle Bells (2:01 4/5) only had to beat one other foe in a two horse colt division. In Saturday's two year old prep races, Here Comes Lucy took advantage of a pocket trip and captured the filly pace prep in a thrilling finish where a neck margin separated the top three finishers. Pace setter Cam's Filly carried a slight lead into the top of the stretch but the eventual winner, Blueridge Pushy and Loves You Baby all came from behind to engage in the heart stopper. Here Comes Lucy, a Scott Warnick trainee, crossed in 2:00 3/5. The Allie's Western filly now has seven "in the money" finishes from just eight starts. Trainer Frank Gannon's Riggy wired the field in 1:57 2/5 in an uneventful colt & gelding pace. The Riggins colt tripped the timer in :29 3/5, :59 2/5 and 1:29 2/5 before crossing 4 ½ lengths ahead of Bossman Mike. Riggy is owned by Leonard Hubbard and was driven by Frank Milby. A neck came into play in the filly trot prep as Elma Lou squeaked out a close win over Kiss My Cart in a three horse field. Renegade Marie went off stride coming out of the turn so a match race played out in the final quarter between the remaining pair. The neck victor, a Cantab Hall filly, finished in 2:07 4/5. Wilbur Eden dominated in the colt & gelding prep, besting a trio of other contenders in 2:01 1/5. The Federal Flex colt wired the field and hit the wire four lengths ahead of runner-up I Am Delightful. Entries will be drawn for next Sunday's "Day of Champions" card this Thursday October 23rd. by Darrell Wood, for Colonial Downs  

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