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London... May 8 - This year's field for the inaugural Camluck Classic (formerly Molson Pace) is beginning to round into form and there are a few old and new faces expected for this year's harness racing $150,000 Invitational Pace slated on a new date Saturday, May 26 at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont. Bit Of A Legend N, who captured the signature event last season, will be returning to the half-mile oval for trainer Peter Tritton. The downunder-bred son of Bettors Delight needs no introduction with over $2 million in career earnings along with 43 trips to the winners circle. The half-mile specialist is fresh off a second place finish in the George Morton Levy final and has yet to miss the board in six appearances this season. Rockin Ron, who has banked more than $1.2 million in his young career, will return to London for trainer Ron Burke. The son of Real Desire captured a pair of legs in the George Morton Levy Series and is fresh off a 1:50.2 Invitational win at Pocono. The current track record holder (1:50.3), Evenin Of Pleasure, will once again showcase his talents at The Raceway as his connections accepted an invitation. The son of Dragon Again, who is quickly approaching $1 million in career earnings, is conditioned by Jennifer Bongiorno. A new face this year is the local horse Easy Lover Hanover for trainer Ben Wallace and owner Brad Grant. The son of Somebeachsomewhere has remained undefeated in nine starts including a Preferred score at Woodbine at Mohawk Park in 1:48.1. The connections of the fastest horse in Canadian harness racing history have also accepted an invitation. Dr J Hanover brought fans to their feet with a thrilling 1:46.4 performance last season in his division of the Graduate at Mohawk. The Tony Alagna trainee captured a trio of legs of the George Morton Levy Series earlier this year and is coming into the race in top form. He has over $637,836 to his credit along with 16 wins. Horses confirmed in alphabetical order include: Bit Of A Legend Dr J Hanover Easy Lover Hanover Evenin Of Pleasure Rockin Ron More horses will be announced on Thursday morning during a special edition with PostTimeWithMikeAndMike.Com. The powerful Camluck Classic undercard will feature the first leg of the Ontario Sires Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies along with a quartet of City of London finals. Total purses for the night will be in excess of $500,000. As always, there will be lots happening on track that night, including a new VIP Infield Experience, Party On The Patio, Scratch and Win program prizes as well as contest giveaways and swag tosses, the OSS 'Be A Winner Contest,' food specials and more. The wagering menu has been bolstered to include a $5,000 guaranteed early Pick-3, $10,000 guaranteed early Pick-4, $15,000 guaranteed late Pick-4 and the addition of a third Super Hi-5 - all low 15 per cent takeout wagers. Post time is 6:55 p.m. For more information, visit Greg Gangle

The Peter Tritton-trainee Bit Of A Legend N took no prisoners en route to capturing the harness racing 2017 edition of the $150,000 Molson Pace. The son of Bettor's Delight used rail advantage into the opening turn before releasing defending champ Evenin Of Pleasure and driver Sylvain Filion, before the quarter pole. Driver Jordan Stratton quickly marched the 36-time winner back to the lead before the opening panel in :26.3. Stratton and Bit Of A Legend N then led the field of eight past the half in :55.3 and three-quarters in 1:23.2. Evenin Of Pleasure was stalking in the pocket as Night Pro (Bob McClure) began to fade allowing Clear Vision to make a three-wide bid for the lead. Down the stretch, Bit Of A Legend N was still in control and was able to fend off a last minute rally from Evenin Of Pleasure to secure the win in 1:51.3. Evenin Of Pleasure stayed for second, over Sunfire Blue Chip (Mark MacDonald). "I knew the post one was the best spot to start from tonight and I wanted to take advantage of that," Stratton said in the winners circle. "I wanted to control the pace and I was happy to see Clear Vision not coming first-over at me. Down the stretch I felt pretty comfortable and we were rewarded. This is my first Molson Pace and hopefully it won't be the last. It was a great evening and a thrill to be here." Bit Of A Legend has banked $1,600,001 in his career for owner Harry Von Knoblauch. He paid $3.80 to win. Bit Of A Legend Greg Gangle  

London, Ontario...The Raceway at Western Fair District is gearing up for its' biggest night of the year this Friday night featuring the $200,000 Molson Pace. Here are the event details on Friday night's program which promises to be action packed from start to finish: Promotions: - Special post time of 7:05 p.m. 12 race card. - Molson Party on the Patio featuring BBQ and Beer Specials! - Hands on Horses Program - Sign up at Guest Services for your chance to ride behind a real racehorse! - Molson Pace Cake in the lobby - Hat and T-shirt tosses throughout the night in the Grandstand and on the Patio - National Anthem performed by rising country music star Eric Ethridge - T-shirt and Hat Tosses in the Grandstand and on the Patio - Scratch & Win Programs - Win Trackside Music Festival tickets - Win Beer & BBQ tickets - 100s of giveaways including betting voucher and more! Wagering: - Ontario Sires Stake's Gold Divisions - 4 City of London Series Finals - 3 SUPER HI-5 (Races 7,10 &12) - $5,000 Guaranteed EARLY PICK-3 (Race 1) - $10,000 Guaranteed EARLY PICK-4 (Race 4) - $15,000 Guaranteed LATE PICK-4 (Race 9) (Low 15% takeout on all Guaranteed Pool wagers)   Greg Gangle

February 8th, 2017 - LONDON, Ontario: Growing up West Lorne, Ontario, Greg Gangle considered The Raceway at Western Fair District, his harness racing home track so it will be a homecoming of sorts on March 6 he starts his new job as Assistant Racing Manager at the London oval. A marketing graduate of St. Clair College, Greg also attended the University of Arizona's Racetrack Management Program which he left in 2007 to join The Harness Edge and Horse Care magazines where he served as Advertising and New Media Manager. In 2010 Greg joined Woodbine Entertainment Group's Standardbred Media Department. In 2014, he moved to the Broadcast Department as a full time on-air simulcast host. At WEG he worked closely with Greg Blanchard who is now the Director of Racing at The Raceway. The pair will once again work together at Western Fair District. "I'm looking forward to being reunited with Greg Blanchard and to further diversify my resume in this management role," noted Gangle. "I grew up in the London area and Western Fair District was a home track for many years. It feels like homecoming in a sense and I'm very grateful for the opportunity. I can't wait to begin my new role and be part of a wonderful team." "We are happy to have someone with Greg's knowledge and passion for the game join our team. Those qualities, along with a diverse skill set, will make him a strong asset to the organization," noted Blanchard. "Greg has had a chance to flourish during his time with WEG and it has prepared him well for this next step into a management role. I know he is one of those people that wants to make an impact and I am confident he will do well." "It was a very difficult decision leaving Woodbine as I consider it a privilege to work there. I'm very thankful to the organization and they have fully supported my decision," Gangle added. "I'm very lucky to also have such a terrific personal support system, including my long-time girlfriend, Anna, and our daughter, Taylor." Skye Nicholson-Smith

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 25 - Where's The Beach, dam of the great Somebeachsomewhere, sadly passed away on Friday, June 13. The 16-year-old mare was humanely euthanized at Ohio StateUniversity EquineHospital following colic surgery. Owned by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug of West Jefferson, Oh, Where's The Beach foaled a Well Said weanling earlier this year and was bred to A Rocknroll Dance prior to passing. "It was certainly a sad day," Smith-Rothaug said. "'Beach' was like part of the family and she certainly has been a life changing mare for me and for that I'll forever be grateful. She had tremendous presence to her and took care of her babies very well. She will be missed." Although never stepping foot on the racetrack, Where's The Beach, a $20,000 yearling, proved to be much more valuable in the breeding shed. Her fourth foal, Somebeachsomewhere, is arguably the greatest pacer of all time as he suffered defeat once in 21 career starts and was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame just nine months after his final career start. His lone defeat came in the 2008 Meadowlands Pace to Art Official, which was arguably 'The Beach's' best race. Somebeachsomewhere, trained and co-owned by Brent MacGrath, amassed over $3.2 million in career earnings. His sophomore earnings of $2,448,003 compiled in 2008 was a new record for single-season earnings. Along the way, he set four world records, including the fastest mile in the history of the sport (1:46.4) and recorded sub-1:50 miles in exactly half of his 20 wins. The Ontario-bred son of Mach Three retired to a lucrative stallion deal at the famed Hanover Shoe Farms. He was the unanimous choice as Canada's horse of the year in 2008 and shared the honour in 2007 - as a two-year-old - with sophomore pacer Tell All. He has also become arguably the sport's top stallion. Commanding a $30,000 stud fee, Somebeachsomewhere has produced the likes of Captaintreacherous, Sunshine Beach, Somwherovrarainbow and Apprentice Hanover, just to name a few. Where's The Beach has stamped herself as one of the games top broodmares. She has produced a number of $100,000+ yearlings, including Myrtle Beach (2006 -$100,000), Star On The Beach (2007 - $150,000), Someheartsomewhere (2008 - $210,000), Someofthebeach (2010 - $430,000) and Bring On The Beach (2012 - $155,000). Smith-Rothaug confirmed that Where's The Beach has been cremated. by Greg Gangle, for WEG

CAMPBELLVILLE, May 31 - North America's top sophomore pacing colts contested in the final preliminary race before the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup as Mohawk played host to a trio of $75,000 division of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes. In the first split, Pepsi North America Cup eligible JK Endofanera and Brian Sears clicked in 1:50. Sears and the son of Art Major sat third in the early stages as Luck Be Withyou (Ron Pierce) was first to the quarter in :26.3. As the field of seven headed towards the half, JK Endofanera angled out of third and marched to the front before the mid-way point in :55. JK Endofanera would continue to lead past three-quarters in 1:23.1 as pocket-sitter Luck Be Withyou angled to the outside. The pair of sophomores separated themselves from the field with JK Endofanera prevailing in deep stretch to win by one length. Marco De Vie (Randy Waples) finished third. Trained by Ron Burke for owner 3 Brothers Stables, JK Endofanera celebrated his sixth career tally as his bankroll now sits at $451,057. JK Endofanera captured last year's Governors Cup en route to $363,402 in seasonal earnings. The talented pacer remains a perfect three-for-three to start the season. His 1:49.4 lifetime best was taken place just two starts ago at Pocono Downs. He paid $2.20 to win. Heavily-favoured Always B Miki didn't disappoint his backers as the son of Always A Virgin prevailed in 1:50 for driver Corey Callaghan. Callaghan and Always B Miki laid parked on the outside past the opening station in :27.1, before marching to command. From there, the five-time winner carved out fractions of :55.2 and 1:23.3, before fending off a light challenge from second-choice Mcwicked (David Miller) to score the win. Silverhill Shadow (Jody Jamieson) finished third. Trained by Joe Holloway for owners Bluewood Stable, Val Dor Farms and Roll The Dice Stable, Always B Miki increased her career earnings to $206,891. The talented sophomore has a 3-1-0 record from five starts this season. He also remains eligible to this year's Pepsi North America Cup. After tasting defeat for the first time in his career, He's Watching redeemed himself with a 1:49.3 lifetime best. The talented son of American Ideal led from start-to-finish through panels of 27.2, :55.3 and 1:23, before fending off a challenge from first-over attacker and race favourite Lets Drink On It to win. Melmerby Beach (Paul Macdonell) finished third. Trained and co-owned by David Menary along with Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Muscara Racing Trust, He's Watching increased his bankroll to $329,222. He paid $7.70 to win. The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations take place next Saturday evening with the $1 million rich final on Saturday, June 14 at Mohawk. by Greg Gangle, for WEG

With classy harness racing analyst Mike Hamilton set to put down the microphone at Mohawk Racetrack in a couple of weeks, there is another classy person set to take his place. Enter Greg Gangle, a West Lorne, Ontario native. Greg is a true people person, someone who is ready to engage with patrons and horsemen alike and is always enjoying a laugh. Sounds like Mike! "A lot of people don't know Mike's such a smart man in terms of business sense." Greg says. "There's times after work where him and I will sit down and I ask him numerous questions and not just about racing. He's an intelligent guy and over the last three years I've learned a lot from him and Ken Middleton." Greg states a valuable piece of advice, "when you're around good people, you learn quickly and good things are bound to happen." The vacancy has opened a wonderful opportunity for both Greg and Chad Rozema to rotate as on-air hosts. "Mike Hamilton has such a great reputation" says Greg. "Following in his footsteps would be appealing to anyone, not just myself. Chad Rozema who has worked with Woodbine in the past, is coming aboard as well." "The Horse Player's Journal will need some assistance as well because that gig also became available." Greg explains, "What the broadcast team has done is, they brought Chad and I aboard to do the nightly simulcast show along with doing the Horse Player's Journal, which is the handicapping and writing throughout the week." "One week I am going to be doing Mike Hamilton's job and the next week I will be doing the Horse Player's Journal. Chad and I will be (rotating) back and forth." Greg says. With Greg having worked for the Woodbine Racetrack media department these past couple of years, Greg is more than familiar with the horses and handicapping. Looking at both opportunities, does Greg have a preference? No sir, Greg's excited at the prospect of exceeding at both, while having a good time and delivering insight to fans. Greg admits he doesn't have a 'style' or approach. What Greg is focused on is being himself; simple and honest. "I follow quite a few on-air hosts, not just in harness racing." Greg notes, "Don Cherry and Ron MacLean at the CBC do a fantastic job. I've read their biographies and news clips and they've always said, especially Don Cherry and that is 'to always be yourself, do not try and be someone you're not'. When I express my opinion about a horse, it's not fake it is what I truly believe... whether I like a horse or dislike a horse." "As for having my own signature approach, I don't think so, but who knows down the road I might be doing something I didn't even know I was doing." Greg says. There have been a few people within the industry that have influenced Greg to help him work his way to where he is now. "When I was 19 or 20 I worked for a magazine, at the time it was called the Harness Edge" says Greg. "There I was working for publisher and editor Harold Howe and Heather MacKay Roberts who was the assistant (editor) at the time." Both Heather and Harold were role models for Greg and they took Greg under their wing to help show him the ropes. "I was going to all the yearling sales and major races and it was really exciting" says Greg about his experience with the Harness Edge. "From there we started developing video interviews for the website and they still do it now. That's where I got my feet wet... learning to conduct interviews, editing, uploading it to the website and making it presentable to the public." "Three years later an opportunity came up to work at Woodbine and they were excited that I knew how to do all that and they wanted me to continue doing that. It snowballed from there." Greg says. Greg's former boss at Woodbine, John Siscos is another person Greg is grateful to have met. "I have to thank John a great deal." Greg states. "He's the type of person who gives you the reins of things. He really respects your opinion on what you want to do on a weekly or daily basis. He threw the ball in my court and let me do what it was I wanted to do and it grew from there." A major aspect Greg enjoyed during his time working for the media department is the amount of time Greg got to work up close and personal with everyone including drivers and trainers. "You're right with the who is who of racing, especially in Canada... that was really exciting." Greg says. If you haven't met Greg, he considers himself a very competitive person who likes to play hockey and try his best in anything he does including work, he's always swinging for the fences! "I put a lot of pressure on myself" says Greg. "Replacing Mike Hamilton, both Chad Rozema and myself, it's not something easy to do. I know, on behalf of Chad and myself, we are both looking forward to the challenge." If you're at Mohawk and you see Greg, I highly recommend you go and meet him. Fans can never go wrong meeting a classy person in any industry! Roderick Balgobin's column will appear weekly on Harnesslink. You can contact him at rod.balgobin or Twitter: ScSupernova

TORONTO, May 29- The connections of 49 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have kept their charges eligible to the 31st edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup by making the final May 15 sustaining payment. Eliminations for the 'Cup' are scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at Mohawk Racetrack, while the rich final is scheduled to be raced Saturday, June 14 at the Campbellville, Ont. oval. Headlining this year's group of nominees is the Dan Patch Award winner and undefeated Hes Watching along with top candidates, Lets Drink On It, Always B Miki, JK Endofanera, Tellitlikeitis and Luck Be Withyou, just to name a few. The list of horses whose connections made the May 15 sustaining payment appears below. ALWAYS B MIKI AVALANCHE HANOVER BEAT THE DRUM BOOM BOOM BALLYKEEL BUGGER BRUISER CABANA BOY HANOVER CAPITAL ACCOUNT CARRACCI HANOVER CRAFTY MASTER DANCIN HILL DOO WOP HANOVER FOR A BETTOR TIME FORT KNOX GOLD ROCKS HERE COMES WILLIAM HE'S WATCHING IDEAL COWBOY IDEAL MAGIC I'M DRINKIN DOUBLES JET AIRWAY JK ENDOFANERA JOURNEYMAN LET'S DRINK ON IT LIMELIGHT BEACH LUCK BE WITH YOU LYONS SOMEWHERE MCWICKED MELMERBY BEACH NAKED CITY NATIONAL DEBT ODDS ON RHODONITE PARNU HANOVER PLAY IT AGAIN SAM SILVERHILL SHADOW SMACK TALK SOME MAJOR BEACH SOMESTARSOMEWHERE SOMETIMES SAID SOMEWHERE FANCY SURPRISE HANOVER SWEET BEACH SWEET TALKIN CLYDE TELLITLIKEITIS THAT'S MY OPINION THREE OF CLUBS UNLOCKED WELL WRITTEN WESTERN VINTAGE WINDS OF CHANGE Feb 15, 2014 - 77 nominations Mar 15, 2014 - 70 sustained Apr 15, 2014 - 62 sustained by Greg Gangle, for WEG

CAMPBELLVILLE, May 27 - Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced David Bolland, currently a centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the guest drawmaster for the 2014 edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. On Tuesday, June 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, Bolland, 28, will be on hand to assist with the noon media event to draw post positions. The Pepsi NA Cup will take place Saturday, June 14 at the Campbellville track. Bolland was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. With the Blackhawks, he won Stanley Cups in 2010 and 2013. He returned home, having been born and raised in Toronto, when the Maple Leafs traded for him for three Toronto draft picks. Bolland is an unrestricted free agent as of July 1. He is active on social media through his via Twitter account at @davebolland. The Pepsi North America Cup is the richest race for pacers in North America. by Greg Gangle, for WEG

TORONTO, May 23 - Racing fans will want to be up bright and early this Sunday morning to watch the prestigious Elitlopp from Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden, which will be available via simulcast on HPI.   The Elitlopp final is scheduled to go postward at approximately 11:30 a.m. (EST). HPI will also carry the eliminations, which will be contested earlier in the morning.   Common pool wagering is available to all HPI account holders through   North American hopes are pinned on Maven, who is trained by Jonas Czyernyson and driven by Yannick Gingras, and Uncle Peter, who is trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by David Miller. by Greg Gangle, for WEG

TORONTO, May 21 - WEG standardbred racing is set to return to Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville for the 51st season of live racing. The 102-day meet will kick off on Thursday, May 22 and live racing will be held five nights a week on Mondays, Tuesdays (except May 27 and October 7) , Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Each race night will have a 7:25 p.m. first race post time. "It's an exciting time of the year," noted driver Jonathan Drury. "Everyone looks forward to the return of Mohawk because that means it's summer time and a full schedule of great stakes events. Other drivers along with fans and customers are going to have a lot of fun this summer." The most anticipated event on the stakes calendar is the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, featuring the finest three-year-old pacers, set for Saturday, June 14. The evening will offer a special post time of 6:45 p.m. Stakes action begins immediately at Mohawk, with the SBOA Stakes eliminations for three-year-old filly pacer and trotters featured on the initial Saturday card, and continues almost non-stop until fall. Major stakes engagements include the Maple Leaf Trot (Saturday, July 19), the Metro Pace, Canadian Pacing Derby and Shes A Great Lady Stakes (Saturday, August 30) and the Canadian Trotting Classic, Elegantimage Stakes, Peaceful Way Stakes and William Wellwood Memorial (Saturday, September 13). Ribs will be prominent throughout Pepsi North America Cup weekend as Crabby's BBQ Shack and Silver Bullet BBQ will play host to fans.The popular 'Your First Bet Is On Us' promotion returns. Every customer can register on site for a free $2 bet. Fans can also visit Labatt's Beerville to play great games and win cool prizes. Mohawk Racetrack will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the town of Campbellville. Mohawk will host fireworks on Friday, June 13 with a special post time of 7:05 p.m. Mohawk fans can also follow the action each night on Twitter. Hosts Mike Hamilton, along with track announcer Ken Middleton and Greg Gangle will offer 'tweets' during each live program aimed at giving customers more race related information. You can follow them on Twitter at the following: Hamilton_WOMoh, Middleton_WOMoh, GGangle_WOMoh. Fans should also be sure to check out Mohawks Trackside Bar for its nightly specials throughout the meet. The specials are listed below: Monday - 1/2 Price Wings Tuesday - Bud & Burger Thursday - Steak N Stella Friday - Thank Cod It's Friday Patrons are also encouraged to engage with Mohawk Racetrack through its Facebook page found by clicking the following link: Also fans can go to to sign on to Twitter and then search for the following harness racing stars. Drivers: Aaron Byron - @ByronAaron Chris Christoforou - @CCAstreos Dan Clements - @DanielWClements Jonathan Drury - @JDruryRacing Billy Davis Jr. - @BillyDavisRacin Phil Hudon – @Whodon99 Jonathan Drury - @JDruryRacing Anthony Haughan - @AHaughan Jody Jamieson - @JodyJamRacing James MacDonald - @JamesOMac26 Anthony MacDonald – @HorseRacingAMac Doug McNair – @DMcNair12 Scott Young – @YoungieAnswers Scott Zeron - @ScottZeron Trainers: Carmen Auciello - @CarmenAuciello Nick Boyd - @Ralphie9 Blair Burgess - @Desibesi Casie Coleman - @FastLane111 Danny Girard - @DannyGirard1 Mark Horner - MarkHorner44 Corey Johnson – @SeaJay09 Blake MacIntosh - @BlakeMacRacing Robert McIntosh - @BobMcIntosh52 Jason McGinnis - @JasonMcGinnis21 Anthony Montini - @MontiniRacing Mike Sinclair - @Sinny51 Shawn Steacy - @S_Steacy‎ by Greg Gangle, for WEG

  TORONTO, May 19 - As the 2014 Woodbine winter/spring meet came to a close on Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Carmen Auciello proved they are a force to be reckoned with.   Jamieson and Auciello took top honours on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, finishing atop the 2014 driver and trainer standings.   Jamieson, a resident of Moffat, currently has 83 WEG victories this season, 20 more than his closest rival, Chris Christoforou. Jamieson also banked $1.2 million in purse earnings during the meet.   Auciello has also separated himself from his rivals in the training standings. The Stouffville resident has 47 victories this season, 16 more than nearest rival, Corey Johnson. Auciello's barn earned over $720,000 during the meet.   Racing will resume at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, beginning on Thursday, May 22.   First race post is scheduled for 7:25. p.m.   Greg Gangle

TORONTO, May 18 - After a perfect 17-for-17 campaign last season, the reigning Horse of the Year in both Canada and the U.S., Bee A Magician will make her first start of the season on Monday at Woodbine. The four-year-old daughter of Kadabra will contest in the first leg of the Miss Versatility series. Trained by Richard 'Nifty' Norman throughout her career, Bee A Magician has banked $2.3 million for owners David McDuffee, Herb Liverman and Mel Hartman. Among her accomplishments last season, the bay captured the Breeders Crown, Hambletonian Oaks, Moni Maker, Delvin Miller Memorial, Simcoe, American National and Elegantimage. Her career best time of 1:51 in last year's Delvin Miller at the Meadowlands is the fastest mile ever by a three-year-old filly trotter. In addition, Bee A Magician was named three-year-old trotting filly of the year in both Canada and the U.S. "I think she's better than she was last year," Norman said. "She had a great winter with two nice qualifiers and she's turned into a big strapping filly. By next year I think we'll even notice more of a difference." Bee A Magician, a three-time O'Brien Award winner, has two qualifiers under her belt at The Meadowlands, most recently with a winning effort in 1:55.3. Two divisions of the Miss Versatility series will take place in races three and nine. Bee A Magician will contest in the latter $30,000 contest from post two with driver Brian Sears. A field of seven will line up behind the gate and perhaps Bee A Magician's main rival is Perfect Alliance, who has remained undefeated this season from nine starts. "She's a really good horse and to be honest, I don't expect to beat her (Perfect Alliance)," Norman said. "She's on top of her game right now and we're just starting the season. As long as my filly is trotting strong at the wire, I'll be happy. She does always tend to surprise me though with a big effort. The Armbro Flight (June 14) is about a month away and we'll be peaking her for that." Monday evening will mark Bee A Magician's first start as a four-year-old racing against older mares for the first time in her career. "It's a quality field, there's no doubt," he said. "Maven is not in there, but other than her there are a lot of quality mares. Even some of the Canadian mares that we don't see a lot down in the U.S. look like they belong." The trotting miss has tasted defeat just three times in her career from 30 starts. She has remained undefeated since October 27, 2012. The fields will line up as follows: Race 3 1. Classic Martine 2. Charmed Life 3. Angies Lucky Star 4. Upfrontluckycarol 5. Rockin With Dewey 6. Coffeecake Hanover Race 9 1. Dorsay 2. Bee A Magician 3. Ma Chere Hall 4. Bax Of Life 5. Motown Muscle 6. Perfect Alliance 7. Frau Blucher by Greg Gangle, for WEG

TORONTO, May 17 - On Saturday evening's 12-race programme, Woodbine Entertainment Group offered a mandatory payout on its newest wager, the Jackpot Hi 5. Over the past few months, the wager grew in popularity and resulted in an enormous pool size of which $656,386 was carried over into Saturday evening's programme. Always scheduled as the last dash of the evening, the Jackpot Hi 5 received an additional $1,345,640 wagered into the pool, giving the pool a total of $2,002,026. The result was a payout of $43,795.75 on a $1 wager ($8,759.15 on a $.20 cent wager) after Drain Daddy found the wire first in 1:51 at odds of 4-1. The top five finishers are as follows: 1. Drain Daddy 2. Rock Me Amastreos 3. Junior K 4. Speed Again 5. Real Rocker The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the first five finishers in exact order on the last race of the program. The wager, which offers a 20-cent minimum, also has a takeout of 15 per cent, a continent-equalling low. Woodbine's final winter/spring card is Monday, May 19, before racing shifts to Mohawk Racetrack, beginning on Thursday, May 22. Greg Gangle

TORONTO, May 17 - With the Mohawk Summer Meet fast approaching, the Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all horsepeople of the changes to the draw schedule starting May 20. When standardbred racing returns to the Campbellville, Ont. oval on May 22, there will be a double draw held on Tuesdays for Friday and Saturday's card. The draw for Mondays and Thursday's cards will remain the same. The entry box will close at 10:30 a.m. by Greg Gangle, for WEG

CAMPBELLVILLE, May 16 - He's Watching, last years Dan Patch Award winner, qualified for the second time in 2014 this morning at Mohawk Racetrack. The talented sophomore was a wrapped-up winner by over 14 lengths in 1:52.1 in the hands of driver Jody Jamieson. As previously reported, He's Watching will make his first pari-mutuel start in the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Racetrack on Saturday, May 24. Last season the youngster set two world records along with six track records for trainer and co-owner David Menary. He's Watching continues to remain a top candidate for this years $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on June 14 at Mohawk Racetrack. A mere $3,000 yearling purchase, the son of American Ideal boasts a 1:50 speed badge along with $291,722 in earnings. He is also owned by Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Muscara Racing Trust. Following this mornings qualifying session, Menary spoke with WEG's Communications department. To watch the video, please click the link below: by Greg Gangle, for WEG

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