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B Winner K opened a daylight lead, then survived a late break and an inquiry as he captured a division of the Michaelrowyourboat Trot at The Meadows. Tommaso took Monday's other $15,000, second-leg split in the harness racing series for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

A few more days like Saturday (April 17), and maybe Jerry Murkerson will be tempted to leave his regular job. Murkerson is best known here as Hawkinsville's city manager. Today, though, he was a two-time harness racing winner during the 37th annual Hawkinsville Harness Festival at the Lawrence Bennett Harness Horse Training Facility.

Trailing by as much as 13 lengths, Valentowner was widest and fastest of all through the lane as he pulled off a 26-1 harness racing shocker in Tuesday's $25,000 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Voila American was parked to the quarter and later shuffled to fourth, but the 10-1 outsider completed his unorthodox path to the harness racing winners' circle by tracking down Vivid Photo in the stretch in Wednesday's $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

No horse seemed less likely to win the $23,750 final of the A.W. Capone Memorial Series than B Winner K. Not only was the youngster winless in 11 previous outings, but he also had drawn post 9 in the event for freshman colt and gelding trotters. Thus, it was no shock when the harness racing public dismissed him at 46-1.

Unbeaten two-year-old trotting filly Jesse's Messenger and Xenia's Ohio Hall of Famer Chip Noble shared honors during Monday's racing program at the Delaware County Fair. Jesse's Messenger made it eight harness racing wins in a row with a 2:01.4 wire-to-wire triumph in the second division of the $57,634 Ohio Breeders Championship 2YO Filly Trot and Noble picked up his 93rd Delaware victory behind Call The Warden in the first division of the $64,034 OBC 2Y Colt Trot.

We Will See, whose dubious work ethic hampered his early races, showed an improved attitude and plenty of speed Thursday at The Meadows as he captured a division of a $135,800 Keystone Classic in 1:52.3, equaling the fastest mark this year by a freshman colt pacer on a 5/8-mile harness racing track.

The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that four trainers, first notified they had EPO positives that were later found not to be positives through the use of more stringent and independent testing, are suing the Red Mile for damages in connection with the adverse publicity the incident generated.

Tom Miller, attorney for Jan Johnson, Bob McIntosh, Jim Arledge and Joe Seekman, announced late Thursday that the Pennsylvania's Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory had found blood samples taken from horses the trainers had entered to race at The Red Mile this fall to be negative for recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) and/or Darbepoetin/alfa (DPO).

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire may have had their preferred ballrooms, and it's clear that the equine Ginger And Fred also has her favorite surface ' The Meadows.

As exciting as the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup was tonight, it was in the $100,000 consolation final that a new stakes record was set. Up Front Hannahsboy sailed away from his competition in the stretch to cross the wire all alone in 1:49.2, six lengths ahead of his nearest rival, Space Walk (John Campbell).

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