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The combination of four Scarlet and Gray Stakes for veteran Ohio-bred pacers and trotters, and the Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colts and gelding of both gaits, make Saturday, September 4, Northfield's richest night of harness racing in 2010, with $260,000 in purses on the 14-race card which kicks off at 7 p.m. (EDT).

The public is still not buying Charles O'Neal's Delivered Rules as a top Open pacer at Northfield, but with Dan Charlino sending the six-year-old Signed And Sealed stallion to his third open win in four starts, that may change soon.

The fourth of five preliminary harness racing rounds of the Blue Chip Matchmaker highlighted Yonkers Raceway's Friday night fare (April 16), with three, $40,000 divisions of pacing mares in play.

Favored Bet to Win (Brent Holland), assigned inside his seven harness racing rivals, quarter-moved and made 'em pay Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $32,000 Open Handicap Trot in dominating fashion.

Yonkers Raceway began its 2010 harness racing season Friday night, with Speed Bomb (Greg Grismore, three wins on the card) and Leanback Coco (Jordan Stratton) leading the first-night frivolities.

After being the harness racing bridesmaid in two consecutive starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono in the $30,000 open handicap pace, Go On BB made it to the "altar" by winning in the same condition Wednesday (Nov. 18) evening.

Marietta Hall and Dingle Bay captured the Open I Handicap and Open II paces, respectively, Wednesday (October 14) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Driven by Andrew McCarthy and trained by Tracy Brainard, Marietta Hall scored a wire to wire harness racing victory in the $30,000 Open I Handicap Pace.

Lightning Treasure (Stephane Bouchard) and Shutter Boy (Yannick Gingras) garnered the glory Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured harness racing $50,000 Open Handicaps. Lightning Treasure mapped the ideal trip in the weekly distaff derby, minding her business behind a speed duel and getting first "run" on the closers.

Native Bride, making her only second harness racing start of the 2009 season, went a big mile on a track listed as good to win the $30,000 Open I Pace for fillies and mares Wednesday (Sept. 23) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The four-year-old AllAmerican Native mare, driven by Joe Pavia Jr. and trained by Gary Napierala, stopped the timer in 1:50.2.

Macho Lindy, assigned the two post based on 2009 harness racing earnings and coming back to the races following a four month layoff, captured the $30,000 open handicap trot Tuesday (Sept. 22) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Dr Nabrinsky made her second straight "house call" to the winner's circle at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night, winning the open I pace for fillies and mares two straight weeks. Leaving from the four post, winning harness racing driver Jason Bartlett had the first quarter lead that was timed in 27.3 over a sloppy racetrack followed by Diva Delight (Andrew McCarthy), Ireneonthemove (Greg Grismore) and Pancleefandarpels (Jim Morrill Jr.).

Wholly Louy was the beneficiary of a hot pace and a heady harness racing drive Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. With Dan Dube deftly doing the honors for trainer Casie Coleman, 'Louy' leaving from post position No. 5 as the tepid 5-2 second choice-found an early seat.

Neither rain, nor wind, nor gloom of night was about to derail Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $50,000 Open Handicaps. The weekly fairer-sex harness racing feature saw plenty of early action before a reserved miss stole the thunder.

Jason Bartlett drove Dr Nabrinsky and Four Starz Horndog to wins in Open1 handicap pace and Open II pace for fillies and mares Wednesday (Sept. 9) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. In the open 1 handicap pace for the gals, Bartlett left from the one hole in the five-horse field following the scratch of race favorite Nip N Attack and sat third for the first half mile of the race.

Jeremy's Successor, odds-on choice among the harness racing populace, took it to the house Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Pace.

Yonkers Raceway rolled into a harness racing summer's last go-round with Friday night's usual pair of $50,000 Open Handicaps. The week's marquee trot was enlivened by the first local appearance of double millionaire Arch Madness (Brian Sears, three winners on the 13-race card), who was making a rare small-track sojourn.

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