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Windsong Leo paced home for his seventh straight win Monday (August 20) in Northfield Park's eighth race, the $19,000 Open Pace. The six year-old gelding is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. He is trained by Ron Burke. Chris Page was aboard for the winning drive. Windsong Leo started from post eight. He sat back and let his rivals post sizzling fractions of :26.1, :53.4 and 1:22.3. Page moved Windsong Leo on the backstretch, and prevailing by a nose in a stretch duel, stopping the timer at 1:51.1. Monday's triumph increased Windson Leo's (Jereme's Jet-Goldie-Jenna's Beach Boy) lifetime earnings to $334,250. He returned $15.00 to win. The impressive seven consecutive victories started in New York at Yonkers Raceway, posting wins on June 9, June 17 and June 30. Windsong Leo then scored on July 14 and July 23 at The Meadows before his August 6 and August 20 triumphs at Northfield Park. by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park

Scarborough, Maine - July 26, 2018 ... Some things just were made to stand the test of time, and after 25 years of being held as the gold standard, Hot Rod Falcon's track record of 1:52.4 was beginning to seem like it would never be supplanted. Many horses came - good horses came - tasked with the purpose of etching a new benchmark into the Scarborough Downs record books, but year after year, time after time, all challengers fell short of the goal, as the near-mythical speed legend of Walter Case, Jr and the handsome, white-footed chestnut, refused to be toppled. But then JJs Jet touched down in Saturday's (7/28) $25,000 Mid-Summer Classic and the saga of a new legendary pairing was born. Riding a three-race win streak and fresh off a determined score in Bangor Raceway's Paul Bunyan Invitational, driver Drew Campbell scalded JJs Jet smartly off the car to claim first blood, hitting the 1/4-pole timed in a smart 27.4 before catching a breather to a half timed in a more moderate 57.1. "I wasn't going for a track record today" Drew Campbell explained, "Especially after stealing the first half, my aim was entirely on winning this big $25,000 race. But with my brother (Heath Campbell) and StarzNHeaven breathing right down my neck, I knew it was going to be time to boogie pretty soon." And boogie they did as the pacesetting duo sped through a closing half of 55.2 while furiously driving through a final panel of 27.4 to hold off the stern sibling challenge, en route to establishing the brand new track record by a glorious 1/5th of a second - A tick of the clock that had eluded so many over a span of 25 years. "We've raced JJs Jet for five years now and he always seems to get extremely sharp this time of year" Campbell continued, "He's everything you'd want in a good horse. He can leave, he can close, he loves first up - And for such a big horse, he absolutely thrives on the half-mile tracks here in Maine." "It's a shame there aren't more top class horses here in Maine because we'd love to race him more often in front of the local fans. Thanks go out to the Downs for putting the Mid-Summer Classic back on the calendar this year and thanks also go out to Jody Arnold and the track crew for creating such a great surface for us to race over. The whole day was one big success." JJs Jet, a 9-year-old son of Jereme's Jet-Northern Desire is trained by James Dunn for owner Bruce Maxwell of Saint John, NB, Canada. Saturday's win marked his 49th career winners circle appearance and pushed his lifetime bankroll over the quarter-million-dollar mark. Scarborough Downs will proudly feature live harness racing throughout the summer season on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) with the popular Sunday matinees getting underway at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit or visit our Facebook page. by Michael Sweeney, for Scarborough Downs  

WASHINGTON, PA, July 23, 2018 -- Windsong Leo rolled to his fifth straight victory in a career-best 1:49.4 in Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Windsong Leo was posted farthest outside in the field of five, but when he reeled off the first quarter in a snappy 26.4 before getting a 29.1 breather from Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., he was racing only the clock. Major Nemesis raced capably first over to finish second, 3-3/4 lengths back, while Knocking Around rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Windsong Leo, a 6-year-old Jereme's Jet-Windsong Goldie gelding who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $315,250, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. It was one of three wins on the 13-race card for Wrenn. Live racing continues Tuesday, when The Meadows will draw for post positions for Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids. The draw can be seen at 12:30 PM on Meadows Live! by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, July 14, 2018 -- In his first start at The Meadows, Windsong Leo extended his winning streak to four with a front-end, 1:50.3 victory in Saturday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace. When Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. gave Windsong Leo a comfortable 56 opening half, the 6-year-old Jereme's Jet-Windsong Goldie gelding had plenty left in the tank. Born Of Fire launched a gallant first-over bid that fell a length short while Phoenix Warrior N rallied for show. Windsong Leo soared over $300,000 in career earnings, a career that includes wins at 11 different pari-mutuel tracks: Charlottetown, Flamboro Downs, Freehold, Georgian Downs, Grand River, London, the Meadowlands, The Meadows, Mohawk, Woodbine, Yonkers. Ron Burke trains Windsong Leo for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. Jim Pantaleano and Wrenn each collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the program features a $160,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, July 12, 2018 -- Windsong Leo, who already has won at 10 pari-mutuel tracks in his distinguished career, will try to add another -- and extend his current victory streak to four -- when he makes his debut at The Meadows in Saturday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace. He'll go from post 4 in race 8 with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. piloting. Saturday's card also features a pair of rich total-pool guarantees -- $10,000 for the Pick 5 (races 9-13), $7,500 for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) -- as well as a $1,781.30 jackpot in the Super High 5 (race 13). First post is 1:05 PM. A 6-year-old Jereme's Jet-Windsong Goldie gelding, Windsong Leo has won at tracks of all sizes throughout the continent -- Charlottetown, Flamboro Downs, Freehold, Georgian Downs, Grand River, London, the Meadowlands, Mohawk, Woodbine, Yonkers. His current owners -- Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura -- purchased him privately last year after watching him on tape as he looped the field for an improbable victory. Recalls trainer Ron Burke: "I thought, 'that's not possible. You can't win from there. I must be watching the wrong replay.' Then I thought, 'we have to have that horse.' All the wins in Windsong Leo's current streak have come on the front end at Yonkers, but Burke indicates he's much more versatile than that. "When we first got him," Burke says, "I didn't think he'd like to race up front, but that's changed. He will race on the lead or near it. When you move him to a bigger track, he actually seems to like it and races even better. That's what makes him dangerous." Burke indicates he shifted Windsong Leo from Yonkers, at least for now, to invigorate his group of fast-class horses here. "Truthfully, except for Stride Of Pride, that group hasn't been up to our expectations," he says, "and I really don't like losing that (Preferred Handicap) race every week at The Meadows." On Saturday, Windsong Leo will face Phoenix Warrior N, an opponent of similar versatility and success who's won two straight. "Phoenix Warrior N is so dangerous because he can race either way, too. That will make it an interesting race," Burke says. If Windsong Leo finishes first or second, he'll soar over $300,000 in career earnings. The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) will offer an appealing variety of fan-centric events to complement Saturday's program. The "Rockin' On The Rail' series of live Saturday concerts continues with a performance by Darling Nikki Featuring Jason Walker. The music begins on the apron at the conclusion of the races. The MSOA will provide paddock tours, starting gate rides and a drawing for Pittsburgh Pirates tickets. To participate or for more information, stop by the MSOA table in the Racebook. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Sea Harrier (Claude Huckabone III) takes the Vernon Downs co-featured pace ($6,000) on Saturday night (June 30). Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) set the pace for the first three-quarters of the mile (:27.0, :55.2, 1:23.4) Sea Harrier($10.80) was fifth after three-quarters but turned it on in the stretch and blew right by to win in 1:52.0. Serious Major (Jimmy Whittemore) was second best. Golden Gun held on for third. Sea Harrier is an 8-year-old gelding by Jereme's Jet. Owned by Go Where Is Stable and trained by Huckabone III, he won for the third time this season. It was career win number 25. The other co-featured pace ($6,000) went to Redhot Romeo (Claude Huckabone III).   Poisonous (Jimmy Whittemore) and Maradona (John MacDonald) battled back and forth all the way to the top of the stretch. Poisonous led them to a first quarter in :26.2. Mardona controlled the next half mile (:54.4, 1:23.1). Poisonous re-took the lead at the top of the stretch.   Redhot Romeo was last after three-quarters. Owned by Go Where The Money Is Stable and once again trained by Huckabone III, he passed them all by flying down the stretch to win in a lifetime best of 1:51.3. Prince Pinang (Artie Dick) finished second with Card Knock Life (Truman Gale) getting third place.   Redhot Romeo is a 4-year-old gelding by Shadow Play. It was his seventh win this season and career victory number eight. Huckabone III also won with Johnny Fly Swatter ($9.70) Jimmy Whittemore leads all driver with 41 wins this season. Defending champion John MacDonald is second with 37 wins. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Wednesday (July 4) with a nine race card starting at 6:10. Fireworks follows live racing For more information go to by John Horne, for Vernon Downs  

Deetzy (Jereme's Jet) achieved a feat that not many horses in the Saturday feature have been able to in the last few years at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jim Nickerson trainee beat two-time Pacer of the Year and defending Horse of the Year Artful Way and did so after Artful Way cut the mile in the $14,500 Open Pace. Deetzy left alertly and yielded to the race's odds-on favorite to get the pocket ride. Artful Way made a pretty easy lead in the Saturday feature and went to the half in a comfortable, for him, 56.3. Deetzy, all the while, patrolled the pocket before swinging out at the head of the stretch. He then made something that has rarely, if ever, been done look easy. Deetzy stopped the timer in 1:52.2 to pull off the mild upset at odds of 9-1 and in the process, defeated Artful Way who almost never loses when he's on the front end. Ideal Rocky (Billy Dobson) closed sharply to be second in the Open while Artful Way (Frank Coppola Jr) had to settle for third. Jimmy Devaux piloted Deetzy to his third victory of the year in the local Open and fifth win on the season overall. In the upset, Deetzy paid $20.20 to win and led an exacta and triple that returned $143 and $509, respectively. Live racing has been canceled for Sunday July 1stdue to extreme heat and heat index forecasts. Racing will resume on Tuesday evening with our Independence Day spectacular with a 5:00pm first post and fireworks at the conclusion of the race card. There will be food trucks, live music, contests and giveaways as well as a $7,777 guarantee in the pick five pool. Tuesday is a night you will want to be a part of at Saratoga Casino Hotel. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

WASHINGTON, PA, June 30, 2018 -- Showing no ill effects from a month's layoff, Phoenix Warrior N outkicked the game Reggiano and captured Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Trainer Scott Betts treated Phoenix Warrior N for a variety of minor ailments during his time off. The improvement showed, as the 8-year-old Jereme's Jet-Never Walk Alone gelding peeled off cover into the final turn for Jim Pantaleano and nailed Reggiano by 1/2 length in 1:50.2. Early leader Dapper Dude finished third. Timothy Betts, Nicholas Catalano and Stephen Moss campaign Phoenix Warrior N, who lifted his career bankroll to $289,913. Aaron Merriman piloted four winners on the 13-race card. Monday's program at The Meadows features an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

Evergreen harness racing mare Tricky Styx has started from the No. 1 barrier at three of her 60 starts (all in mobiles) in Western Australia and she has set the pace and won each time, at Gloucester Park in December 2014, at Pinjarra in August 2015 and at Gloucester Park in June this year. She will start from the coveted No. 1 barrier on the front line in the 2130m Follow Gloucester Park On Facebook Pace on Friday night and although she has been unplaced at her past six outings she deserves to come under serious consideration, particularly after her runaway win in a 2150m trial at Byford on Sunday morning. The Jeremes Jet mare started from the outside barrier in the trial and was restrained to last in the field of eight. She was sixth at the bell before starting a three-wide move 650m from home. She sprinted fast and took the lead 420m from the finish. She careered away from her rivals and won the trial by just under twelve lengths from the pacemaker Extreme Prince, rating 1.57 after final quarters in 29.4sec. and 28.5sec. Aiden de Campo has driven Tricky Styx for 18 of her 21 wins. But he has opted to handle cracking New Zealand mare A Piccadilly Princess, who will start from the No. 2 barrier on the back line in Friday night’s race. Northam trainer Jesse Moore has engaged Dylan Egerton-Green to drive Tricky Styx. Egerton-Green has handled the six-year-old three times for an all-the-way victory from barrier one, a second and a fourth. Tricky Styx has proved a real bargain. Moore outlaid just $NZ5000 for her at the New Zealand premier yearling sale in Christchurch in 2013 and she has amassed $422,528 from 21 wins and 12 placings from 63 starts. Tricky Styx and A Piccadilly Princess are the only mares in the field of 12 on Friday night and they are likely to be supported solidly. A Piccadilly Princess, who has had 40 starts for 16 wins, eight seconds and two thirds for stakes of $686,311, impressed last Friday night when she started out wide at barrier eight, raced three wide early and then in the breeze for more than two laps before fighting on to finish third behind My Hard Copy and Bettors Fire over 2130m. She won the Group 3 Parliamentarians Cup over 2130m at a 1.55.8 rate two starts before that when she led after 400m and scored easily from Ideal Alice and Ameretto. The powerful Bond stable holds a strong hand in Friday night’s event, with Skye Bond the trainer of Delightful Offer, Condrieu and Simply Susational, and her husband Greg the trainer of Our Jimmy Johnstone. All are capable of a winning effort, with Ryan Warwick, the stable’s No. 1 driver, giving punters a valuable lead by opting to handle nine-year-old Our Jimmy Johnstone, who will start from barrier six on the front line. Colin Brown will handle Delightful Offer, Michael Blakemore will drive Condrieu and Nathan Turvey will be in the sulky behind Simply Susational. Ken Casellas

Deetzy (Jereme's Jet) won his first harness racing 'Open Pace' at Saratoga Casino Hotel last month. The Heidi Rohr-trained pacer came from the back of the pack in a race that featured blistering fast fractions in lap one. In that start, Deetzy scored in a career-best 1:50 with Billy Dobson in the sulky. Following back-to-back third place finishes in the $18,000 feature, Deetzy was the public's betting favorite on Saturday night and Dobson wasted no time setting sail with the five year old pacer who is in the midst of his career year. Deetzy posted fast first half fractions of 27 and 55.1 before cruising through three quarters in 1:23. Pocket sitter Rocknroll Wildcats (Jimmy Devaux) made his debut in the Open on Saturday and wound up second best to the 6-5 favorite Deetzy who stopped the timer in 1:50.2 in what was the second Open score in his young career. Dancin Yankee (Mark Beckwith) hit the board for the fourth consecutive week in the Open by earning the show spot. Deetzy moved over the quarter million dollar mark in career earnings with the victory, which was his fifth of the season. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

WILKES-BARRE PA - The Jereme's Jet gelding Alta Jerome N, who won his last start at Yonkers, shipped back to the "home track" of his harness racing trainer Chris Oakes and promptly made it two in a row, taking the $20,000 featured conditioned pace Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:50.3. Top driver George Napolitano Jr., noted for his aggressive steering of horses, played a well-timed waiting game in the feature, sitting just behind pacesetting favorite Bushwacker, who led through early splits of 25.4 and 55.1, and Archangel Three, who popped the pocket to challenge the leader in a huge third quarter, with the third marker reached in 1:22. "George Nap" kept his pacer to the inside, ducked into the famed Pocono Pike, and went on to get a half-length decision over Bushwacker while equaling his lifetime best (North American, anyway). Alta Jerome N went over the quarter-million dollar lifetime earnings plateau for Northfork Racing Stable and Sam Dalia. On a generally-bad night for chalk at Pocono, two favored horses owned at least in part by the VIP Internet Stable LLC won the $16,500 co-featured paces, with both cuts going faster than the feature event. First out, in the very first race, was the Four Starzzz Shark gelding Allstar Partner, who never looked back for driver Anthony Napolitano while lowering his lifetime mark over two seconds to 1:49. Andrew Harris trains the winner $543,126, and VIP owns him outright. In the other feature, the Sportswriter gelding Maxdaddy Blue Chip was a pocket rocket, getting home first in 1:50 for the brother team of driver Simon Allard and trainer Rene Allard. The late-developing speedster is co-owned by VIP with Allard Racing Inc., Alycon Stable, and How's That Stables Inc. PHHA / Pocono

Brown Brinny (Jereme's Jet) became a rare harness racing distaffer to win back to back tries in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel this season. The Brittany Robertson-trained mare was the public's 6-5 betting favorite on Friday as she looked to repeat off her first victory in the $18,000 local feature last week. Dan Cappello Jr. situated Brown Brinny into the pocket as rival Glenferrie Bronte N (Bruce Aldrich Jr) took the early lead. The fractions were fast in the Open and after Glenferrie Bronte N dispatched one challenge, she didn't have enough to hold off Brown Brinny in the stretch. Brown Brinny matched her lifetime mark with the win which came in 1:53.4. Glenferrie Bronte N was the runner-up while It's A Miracle (Jimmy Devaux) closed sharply for third. Five year old Brown Brinny moved over the $200,000 mark in career earnings with the Open score. The exacta and triple paid $18.40 and $120, respectively with the 6-5 favorite on top. Live racing continues on Saturday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella

Eight-time premier trainer Ross Olivieri is full of confidence that Im Full of Excuses (Jeremes Jet) will make a successful return to harness racing by winning the $25,000 Media Guild Cup over 2536m at Gloucester Park on tomorrow night. The New Zealand-bred six-year-old has excellent prospects of notching his sixth Cup race in the space of 12 months after winning the Group 3 Kalgoorlie, York, Northam and Harvey Cups and the Group 2 Pinjarra Cup last season. “He will go very, very well first-up,” said Olivieri. “The outside barrier (No. 9) is not ideal, but he can overcome that. This is a good race for him to start his campaign leading up to the TABtouch Inter Dominion championship in a couple of months. “He’s had three trials, winning the first easily from Sheer Rocknroll at Byford before we were disappointed with his next trial a week later at Pinjarra when he raced in the breeze and finished second to Sheer Rocknroll. “We worked out that he didn’t derive a lot of benefit from his first trial, so we put a fair bit of work into him and waited a fortnight before trialling him again at Pinjarra, and he went real good (winning by 40m from She Could Be Good, rating 1.57.3 over 2185m after a final 800m in 55.2sec.).” Im Full of Excuses will again be driven by champion reinsman Chris Lewis, who has won the Media Guild Cup four times --- with Village Kid in 1987 and 1991, Paly in 2002 and Has The Answers in 2010. Olivieri has yet to win a Media Guild Cup (which was first run in 1979). The closest Olivieri has been to winning a Media Guild Cup has been with seconds to Franco Amon in 2008 and Gary Bromac in 2010. Im Full of Excuses has not raced since he finished a close second to Vultan Tin in the 2662m Narrogin Cup on April 8 after racing three wide in the middle stages and then in the breeze. Olivieri has a good second string in Friday night’s Cup in Sheer Rocknroll, who will be driven by Chris Voak from the No. 1 barrier. A winner at 22 of her 54 starts, she has been unplaced at her past five outings. Olivieri predicts a forward showing from the five-year-old mare, saying: “She was nearly going to win last Friday week when Shannon (Suvaljko) had to take evasive action approaching the home turn.” The other mares in the Cup, Ideal Alice (barrier two) and Tricky Styx (three) will have plenty of support from their favourable draws. Ideal Alice, trained by Gary Hall Snr, maintained her excellent form when she set the pace and was beaten by a half-head by Condrieu over 2536m last Friday week. The Jesse Moore-trained Tricky Styx resumed racing after a short spell four Fridays ago when she enjoyed an ideal passage, one-out and one-back, when a sound fourth behind Run Oneover.  Ken Casellas

The fractions in Saturday's harness racing open pace were like those rarely seen before at Saratoga Casino Hotel. An early speed duel resulted in a first quarter in 26.1 and a half in 54.1. The Heidi Rohr-trained Deetzy (Jereme's Jet) took advantage of the battle and committed first over approaching the half. Softened by the early fractions, the top tandem faltered and Deetzy pounced. Accelerating into a big lead around the final turn, Deetzy paced away from his rivals before stopping the timer in a dazzling 1:50. It was the second fastest mile of the year at Saratoga, second only to Luck Be Withyou's score in 1:49.2 in July. The time marked a new lifetime best for Deetzy, who was driven to the win in the $18,000 Open by Billy Dobson. Somewhere Fancy (Jim Devaux) followed the top one's cover and wound up as the runner-up on Saturday night while Dancin Yankee (Mark Beckwith), who is the track record holder owning a 1:48.4 win from back in 2014, earned the show spot. Deetzy was dismissed at odds of 7-1 on Saturday and led an exacta and triple that paid $132 and $922, respectively. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a 12:15pm first post. Mike Sardella

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It was a family affair in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open Pace for the harness racing ladies on Wednesday night (June 14) as three generations of the Monti lineage had a part in Classy Lane Rose's victory.   Owned by grandfather Carl Monti, trained by son Darrin Monti and driven by grandson Drew Monti, Classy Lane Rose ($6.50) exploded midway down the lane and put away V'La Faire (Wade Tomaszewski) by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:55.1. It was the first win in three starts at Buffalo Raceway for Classy Lane Rose since arriving in early May from Yonkers.   Dustlanemissmolly and V'La Faire played give and take to the quarter marker in 28.0. After regaining the lead around the second turn, Dustlanemissmolly posted fractions of 57.3 and 1:26.2 but couldn't sustain the lead.   Classy Lane Rose, who was second over behind Kruella around the final turn, overpowered the rest of the field in the stretch as a 28.3 last quarter mile was more than enough to get the photo opportunity. V'La Faire was second with Dustlanemissmolly (Ray Fisher Jr.) took the show position.   The 8-year-old Classy Lane Rose (Jereme's Jet-Titantic Rose) has now won four times in 12 outings this season. The victory pushed her seasonal earnings to $40,230 and $524,941 lifetime.   Drew Monti led the way in the driving category as he posted four wins while David McNeight III doubled. Trainer JD Perrin sent a pair to the winner's circle.   Racing has been cancelled for Friday night, but it still will be a busy weekend at Buffalo Raceway. Action will resume on Saturday night at 6 p.m. with a 12-race program. Sunday afternoon racing will begin this week with a 12:30 p.m. post.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results and upcoming promotions, go to   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Pompano Beach, FL...April 2, 2017...Drachan Hanover, given perfect rating by harness racing driver Wally Hennessey, scored a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (April 2), stopping the tele-timer in 1:51.2. The five year-old son of Jereme's Jet out-rushed Heart Felt (Bryce Fenn) when the wings folded and went on to post panels of :26.4 and a well-rated :56.1 before livening up the pace on the backside with a third panel in :28.2 and sealing the issue with a :26.4 finale. Heart Felt did finish second while Sing For Me George (Kevin Wallis) finished third. Pointsman was next in the mile while Alta Jerome picked up the nickel in the classy sextet of pacers. In a post-race interview, driver Hennessey remarked, "This is a very classy racehorse and he showed that tonight. He's very smart, too. "He was all business leaving out of the gate and then had the sense enough to relax during the second quarter. Once we reached the half in soft time (:56.1), I felt very confident that he could get home. "He really accelerated midway on the backside and he was full of race in the lane. "He won in a bit faster time last week but I thought he may have even been a bit sharper tonight with that final quarter." Trained by Marcel Barrieau for owners by Llyod Maclean along with Kenneth Rankin, Drachan Hanover won for the fourth time this year to send his earnings to $30,440 in 10 starts. Lifetime, Drachan Hanover has earned $374,417 to go along with a 1:50.1 mark in South Florida. Off at 1 to 2, Drachan paid $3.00 to his multitude of backers. Drachan Hanover The $8,000 Open 2 Pace went to Rockntouch, under the direction of driver Mickey McNichol. This five year-old gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven got picture perfect handling from McNichol by stalking Winyard Hanover (John MacDonald) through fractions of :26.3, :55.3 and 1:23.4 before using his customary burst home-in this case :27.3-to score by 1¼ over that that paacesetter with St Lads Lotto (Wally Hennessey) third, two lengths away. Fritzie Pic Up Man, last for the first five-eighths of the journey, rallied for fourth while Rock N Row finished fifth after a mild first-over backside bid. Rockntouch won for the third time this year to push his 2017 earnings to $20,775. Lifetime, Rockntouch, owned by Salvatore Promuto along with the Fred Monteleone Stable, has banked $127,195 on the strength of a 16-10-9 in 69 starts to go along with a Pompano Park mark of 1:51.2. Off at 6 to 5, Rockntouch returned $4.60 to win. In other Sunday night action, American Hustle, the lightly raced three year-old American Ideal colt, stretched his winning streak to four for Kevin Wallis on Sunday night, overcoming the outside eight post to score in 1:51.3, a new lifetime mark. Coming into the 2017 season with one win on his card and a qualifying mark of 2:00.4 as a two year-old with meager earnings of $1,368, American Hustle now has produced new lifetime marks in each of his five wins this semester, lowering his 1:55.1 mark, set in his seasonal debut six weeks ago, to the aforementioned 1:51.3 on Sunday night. Owned and trained by Bryan Lawrence of Hanover, Ontario, Canada, American Hustle now has earnings of $14,656 while steadily moving up the ladder. As the 4 to 5 tote-board favorite, American Hustle paid $3.60 to his multitude of backers. Racing continues on Monday night with Sailer Eddie looking to extend his winning streak to three in the featured $10,000 Open Handicap for Trotters. Sooo Handsome, just a nose away from Sailer Eddie last week, is also in to go along with Boli, Tater Twister, Dog Gone Lucky and Prairie Fortune, returning to the racing wars after a week off. Pompano Park will offer a $10,000 guaranteed pool on the Pick-4 as part of the USTA Strategic Wagering Program on races 6 through 9. Post time is 7:30 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park  

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