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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Harness racing's greatest day will offer some of its best wagering opportunities on Saturday (Aug. 3) when the $1 million, 94th edition of the Hambletonian for 3-year-olds on the trot serves as the marquee event on a 16-race star-studded, stakes-laden extravaganza that gets underway at a special early post time of noon. "If you are hosting the greatest program in harness racing, it has to be the greatest program for the horseplayers as well," said Meadowlands' Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "And with a plethora of low-takeout wagers along with carryovers and the biggest pools of the year, the Meadowlands has created enormous value for the horseplayer to wager on racing's greatest stars on our biggest day." There will be six wagers on the program that could bring huge payoffs that will offer a low 15 percent takeout: 20-Cent Survivor Pick-6 (Race 1) 50-Cent Pick-5 (Races 3-7) with a guaranteed pool of $50,000 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five (Race 7), which has a carryover of $7,000 and will have an estimated pool of $25,000 50-Cent Pick-4 (Races 8-11) with a guaranteed pool of $100,000 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five (Race 11), which has a carryover of $53,000 and an estimated pool of $150,000 50-Cent Pick-4 (Races 13-16) with a guaranteed pool of $50,000 The two Super High-Fives will not be offered on Friday night's program. Both will be on the menu and paid out on Hambletonian Day. "The 11th race on the card is the Hambletonian Oaks," said Settlemoir. "And that $500,000 event will offer a $53,000 carryover on the Super High-Five. We will pay out more than the amount wagered to the winners if the final pool is under $400,000 given the carryover and the takeout. From a betting standpoint, that is the greatest value wager at any racetrack on Saturday and will bring added interest from racing fans around the world to wager on the Hambletonian program." In addition to the award-winning live in-house simulcast show that the Big M will send out all day long to outlets around the country and the world, the CBS Sports Network will present a live 90-minute telecast beginning at 4 p.m. with host Gary Seibel, the Communicators Hall of Famer and track announcer at Cal-Expo, and co-host Dave Brower, the lead TV personality at the Big M and author of the handicapping book "Harnessing Winners". CBSSN will televise three live races during its broadcast: $280,000 John Cashman Memorial for free-for-all trotters (4:10 p.m. post time) $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies (4:40 p.m.) $1,000,000 Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters (5:14 p.m.) For those not coming out to the track, free live streaming will be available on the Meadowlands Facebook Live page. It will also be available on the Roberts Television Network (rtn.tv), which is not a free service. For those who want an expert opinion on the Friday and Saturday race cards, go to playmeadowlands.com for track oddsmaker and analyst Brower's race reviews. For free past performances of the entire Hambletonian Day card, DRF Harness is your destination. You can also access live video and money back specials if you are a DRF Bets customer. Go to promos.drf.com/meadowlands2019 for the PPs. For free program pages of the 50-Cent Pick-4 that begins with Race 8 - which will include the 11th race 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five - go to ustrotting.com or playmeadowlands.com. ONE LAST REMINDER: Friday's race card gets underway at 7:15 p.m. and the Hambletonian Day program on Saturday gets started at noon. From the Meadowlands Media Department  

East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands will host the $1,200,000 Hambletonian and its $500,000 filly companion Hambletonian Oaks on the "Greatest Day In Harness Racing" Saturday, August 3 with total purses on the card of nearly $4,000,000.   Sixteen horses were entered for the Hambletonian, resulting in two divisions of the first heat with the top five finishers in the official order returning for the $1,000,000 final (post time 5:14pm) which will be featured during the live broadcast on the CBS Sports Network from 4:00 to 5:30pm. The entered horses appear below in alphabetical order. Cantab Fashion Dont Let'em Forbidden Trade Gerry Gimpanzee Green Manalishi S Greenshoe Marseille Mr Vicktor Osterc Pilot Discretion Reign Of Honor Soul Strong Summit In Sight Super Schissel Swandre The Giant The top Grand Circuit stakes on the undercard include; The $230,000e Sam McKee Memorial FFA Pace with a full field of twelve going the route distance of a mile and one eighth (only stake at the added distance on the day) featuring Lather Up who became the co-fastest horse in Standardbred history by virtue of his 1:46 clocking for a mile in the July 10 Graduate final. The FFA Mare Lady Liberty brings out Shartin N who has had her way with the girls all season and currently sits atop the weekly Top Ten polls among the ten distaffers entered. The $300,000e John Cashman Memorial FFA Trot fields ten top trotters with Guardian Angel AS coming in from his Spirit of Massachusetts triumph and the streaking Eurobond facing stakes caliber off his record equaling 1:50.2 last week. The $175,000 Dr. John Steele also has ten to go led by the inimitable Hannelore Hanover, at her best once again facing nine rivals.   The $300,000e Cane Pace pits NA Cup winner Captain Crunch against Bettor's Wish in their continuing rivalry among the eight entered. Its companion filly pace the $100,000e Shady Daisy has the best nine currently racing led by Stonebridge Soul.   Freshman trotting stakes the $324,550 Peter Haughton Memorial for the colts and $310,700 Jim Doherty Memorial for fillies round out the Grand Circuit part of the 16 race extravaganza with post time at noon. The Hambletonian will be drawn live at 2:00pm today on The Meadowlands Facebook page. Check the complete draw later today on The Meadowlands website where you'll also find all pertinent information on the day's racing and all planned activities.   by Nick Salvi, for the Meadowlands  

East Rutherford, NJ- August 4, 2018 - The 2016 Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder returned to the scene of his greatest harness racing victory to win the $286,650 John Cashman Memorial for open trotters, the sixth race on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. He is the first Hambletonian winner to take the Cashman, formerly known as the Nat Ray Trot, since Mack Lobell, who won the Hambletonian in 1987 and the Cashman in 1988. He trotted the 1 1/8 mile distance in 2:06 with a mile time of 1:51.4, matching his Hambletonian clocking. I Know My Chip (Victory Kirby) got to the 26.1 first quarter at the head of the dozen horse pack, soon overtaken by Marion Marauder, who then led the field to the 54.2 half. The 2017 Horse of the Year and the sole mare in the race, Hannelore Hanover, was three-wide and moving to the lead, going three wide, and held it to the 1:23.2 three quarters. As the field turned to go home, Will Take Charge (Tim Tetrick) came off the rail to challenge Hannelore and while those two were battling it out in deep stretch, Marion Marauder ranged up on the outside to win by a neck over Will Take Charge in 2:06. Hannalore Hanover was third by a half-length. "He just has the will to win," said winning driver Scott Zeron. "It's just a matter of me getting him into the race, which has been difficult some places. But when he's within reaching distance, doesn't he always seem to get up? "The trip couldn't have worked out any better," Zeron added. "He needed that whole quarter to get to the front. When he did, (In Secret) was at my wheel and I noticed that Yannick had made that three-wide move, which was even better. To follow him through the back half of the race was great. It was good for my horse not to have to cut the entire mile and an eighth. I couldn't be any happier with the way it went." Marion Marauder returned $10.40 $4.60 $3.00, the exacta with Will Take Charge ($5.20 $3.20) was $41.60 and the 8-1-12 trifecta with Hannelore Hanover ($2.10) was $140.00. The winner is owned by Ontario residents Marion Wellwood and Devin Keeling and is trained by Paula Wellwood. From the Meadowlands Publicity Department

Ever since he began to perform limited stallion duties during the offseasons, McWicked has realized he's a man. Ever since the beginning of this year's racing season, he's been The Man. McWicked enters Saturday's $260,100 Sam McKee Memorial for older male pacers at The Meadowlands Racetrack with six wins in eight starts this season, including victories in the William R. Haughton Memorial on July 14 and the Ben Franklin Pace on June 30. He is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 12 that will go the distance of 1-1/8 miles rather than the traditional mile. He will start from post 12, in the second tier, behind Funknwaffles in post two. In his most recent win, on July 21 in the preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park, McWicked rallied from fifth at the halfway point to beat Easy Lover Hanover by a neck in 1:50.1. He paced his final quarter in 25 seconds. "He was really good," trainer Casie Coleman said. "They had a really slow half (:56.4) and he had a lot of ground to make up, but he did it. He did it quite easily actually. I was very happy with him. "He had a three-week gap in the schedule (between the Haughton and McKee) and I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I ended up racing him and it worked out well." The 7-year-old McWicked was the Dan Patch Award winner for best 3-year-old male pacer in 2014. He was winless in a combined 14 races at ages 4 and 5 because of breathing issues and multiple throat surgeries, but bounced back last year with seven victories in 27 races and $560,025. This year, McWicked has already earned $556,831 as he tries to become the first pacer to win a Dan Patch Award at ages 2 or 3 and add another beyond the age of 5. For his career, McWicked has won 28 of 82 races and $2.87 million. "It's crazy to think that at 7 years old he's getting better, but it kind of seems like it," Coleman said. "He honestly has not put in one bad start. The couple times he got beat he raced just as good as the days he won, it's just the trips didn't work out." McWicked is owned by Ed James' S S G Stables. McWicked has bred a handful of mares in recent offseasons for James, which has brought about a change in the stallion's personality. "When he was 3 he acted like a gelding to be around," Coleman said. "He was a very calm, cool horse. "Now he's definitely not a kid's pony. When he comes into the paddock, everyone knows who's coming because he's roaring and screaming. He's nice to jog and train, he's real quiet, lazy if anything, but he definitely knows he's a man now that he's been breeding. But he makes it worth it because every time he steps on the racetrack he usually does pretty good." The McKee Memorial, formerly the U.S. Pacing Championship, honors the late Meadowlands Racetrack announcer and Communicators Hall of Fame member Sam McKee, who passed away in 2017. This year's race also includes defending champion Check Six as well as millionaires All Bets Off, Dealt A Winner, Filibuster Hanover, Mach It So, and Rockin Ron. Miso Fast is the 4-1 second choice. Here is a look at some of the remaining races on the Hambletonian Day card. Race 1 - $30,000 Vincennes (open trot) The day begins with Dan Patch Award-winners Pinkman, the 2015 Hambletonian champ, and Obrigado meeting in a field of 10. The race also includes Muscle Diamond, who trotted 1:50.1 on June 29 at the Meadowlands. Sutton, who missed winning the Hambletonian by a neck in 2016, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the deep field, which features seven horses entering the race off either a win or second-place finish in their previous start. Race 2 - $96,600 Shady Daisy (3-year-old female pacers) Kissin In The Sand and Youaremycandygirl meet again. Kissin In The Sand defeated Youaremycandygirl by a neck in the June 30 James M. Lynch Memorial, arguably the race of the year, and beat the returning Dan Patch Award winner by three lengths in the Mistletoe Shalee on July 14. Kissin In The Sand is the 2-1 morning-line favorite while Youaremycandygirl, who won a division of the Adioo Volo on July 28, is 5-2. Stakes-winner Alexa's Power is 4-1. Race 4 - $422,350 Peter Haughton Memorial (2-year-old male trotters) New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Greenshoe, trained Marcus Melander, is 2-for-2 this year, with a 1:53.3 victory in the NJSS final, and 2-1 on the morning line. He was purchased for $330,000 under the name Rifleman at the 2017 Lexington Selected Sale and is from the first crop of stallion Father Patrick. His dam, Designed To Be, was second in the 2014 Hambletonian Oaks. Melander's Gerry, also 2-for-2, is the 4-1 second choice. Race 5 - $357,450 James Doherty Memorial (2-year-old female trotters) Joe Holloway's Starita and Julie Miller's Special Honor both were nose winners in their respective Doherty eliminations. Starita is 9-2 on the morning line and Special Honor is 5-1. The favorite is Jimmy Takter's Beautiful Sin, whose second-place finish last week to Starita was her first loss in three races. Race 6 - $286,650 John Cashman Memorial (free-for-all trot) Hannelore Hanover, the defending Horse of the Year and No. 1-ranked horse in North America, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite. She starts from post 12 in the 12-horse field that will go 1-1/8 miles rather than the traditional one mile. Hannelore Hanover is unbeaten in six races this year. Will Take Charge is 4-1 followed by Dan Patch Award-winners JL Cruze (5-1) and Marion Marauder (8-1), who won the 2016 Hambletonian and Trotting Triple Crown. Race 7 - $281,000 Cane Pace (3-year-old pacers) Meadowlands Pace winner Courtly Choice is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the first jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown. O'Brien Award-winner Stay Hungry, who was third in the Meadowlands Pace, is the 4-1 second choice. American History, fresh off his second-place finish in the Adios, is 5-1. Race 14 - $154,800 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial (mare trotters) Two-time Dan Patch Award-winner and 2017 Hambletonian Oaks champion Ariana G is the 9-5 morning-line favorite. The 4-year-old mare enters the race off wins over male rivals in the age-restricted Graduate Series final and Hambletonian Maturity. Broadway Donna, who also has multiple Dan Patch trophies, is the 4-1 second choice followed by Emoticon Hanover at 5-1. Both are 5-year-olds. Race 15 - $197,400 Lady Liberty (mare pacers) New Zealand-bred Shartin, the richest horse in North America at the moment with $590,040 in purses, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 12 that will race 1-1/8 miles. She has won 12 of 16 starts this season. Three-time Dan Patch Award-winner Pure Country is the 4-1 second choice followed by two-time O'Brien Award-winner L A Delight at 5-1. Pure Country won last year's Lady Liberty. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA   

This Week: Hambletonian, Hambletonian Oaks, John Cashman Memorial, Sam McKee Memorial, Lady Liberty, Dr. John Steele Memorial, Cane Pace, Shady Daisy, Peter Haughton Memorial, and Jim Doherty Memorial, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. Schedule of events: Grand Circuit action takes place this Saturday (Aug. 4) at Meadowlands Racetrack with one of the biggest Grand Circuit cards of the season. The afternoon program is led by the $1.2 million Hambletonian, the first leg of trotting's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. Other major stakes races to be contested that day are the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters, the $286,650 John Cashman Memorial for older trotters, the $260,100 Sam McKee Memorial for older pacers, the $197,400 Lady Liberty for older pacing mares, the $154,800 Dr. John Steele Memorial for older trotting mares, the $281,000 Cane Pace, the first leg of Pacing's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds, the $96,600 Shady Daisy for 3-year-old pacing fillies, the $422,350 Peter Haughton Memorial for 2-year-old colt trotters, and the $357,450 Jim Doherty Memorial for 2-year-old filly trotters. Complete entries for the races are available at this link. Last time: Victimized by brutal trips in his last two starts, Dorsoduro Hanover finally got the journey he needed and pounced on the opportunity to win Saturday's (July 28) $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids in 1:50.1 at The Meadows. American History, who won an elimination of the 52nd edition of the Adios, raced well first over to finish second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Hitman Hill, the other elimination winner, could not improve position in the Lightning Lane and settled for show. Dorsoduro Hanover won Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids in 1:50.1 at The Meadows. Dorsoduro Hanover gave The Meadows-based trainer Ron Burke, perennially the sport's leading conditioner, his first blanket of Adios orchids as the head of his stable, although he was assistant for his father, Mickey, when their horse, May June Character, won the 2007 Adios. A Somebeachsomewhere-Deer Valley Miss gelding who cost $100,000 as a yearling, Dorsoduro Hanover was roughed up from post 10 in the Meadowlands Pace final and again in his Adios elimination but still managed to finish second each time. It seemed likely that he was only a good trip away from a signature victory and Matt Kakaley provided it for him giving him a :28.3 second-panel refresher after a :26.3 opening-quarter burst to the lead. American History took up the chase before the half and pursued the winner gamely but was all out late to preserve his place finish. Once Dorsoduro Hanover crossed the wire, a jubilant Burke and members of his staff sprinted from the paddock to the winner's circle, eschewing the golf cart that customarily provides transport. Burke, however, indicated the wins in 2007 and 2018 were equally important to him. "We have a big crew, and to me, that's what it's about: doing it together," Burke said. "We probably spent about $10 million chasing this, and we finally got one. It's a great feeling to enjoy it with our staff and our core group." In that core group are the owners of Dorsoduro Hanover, who now has earned $575,603 for them: Burke Racing Stable, Silva, Purnell & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi and Wingfield Five. Complete recaps of all the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2018, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2018 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend. Drivers: 1. Tim Tetrick - 569; 2. Yannick Gingras - 568.5; 3. David Miller - 272.5; 4. Jordan Stratton - 268; 5. Corey Callahan - 228.5. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 595.5; 2. Jimmy Takter - 339; 3. Tony Alagna - 216; 4. John Butenschoen - 172; 5. Jim King Jr. - 171. Owners: 1. Burke Racing Stable - 133.5; 2. Weaver Bruscemi - 128.5; 3. Vonknoblauch Stable - 117; 4. Fashion Farms - 102; 5. Crawford Farms Racing - 85. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will be taking place next week at Northfield Park with the Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old pacers; at Hoosier Park with the Dan Patch for free for all pacers; at the Indiana State Fair with the Fox Stakes highlighting 10 stakes; and at Tioga Downs with the Crawford Farm and Joie De Vie for older trotters and Tompkins-Geers races for 2-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit  

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - These are the entries for the undercard stakes races on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands on Saturday (Aug. 4): $96,600 SHADY DAISY (3-year-old filly pace) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. Believe In Me (David Miller, Brett Pelling), 15-1 2. Youaremycandygirl (Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke), 5-2 3. Dance Blue (Andrew McCarthy, Nancy Johansson), 8-1 4. Kissin In The Sand (Scott Zeron, Nancy Johansson), 2-1 5. Sansovina Hanover (Louis-Philippe Roy, Ron Burke), 10-1 6. I'm Trigger Happy (Corey Callahan, Ross Croghan), 8-1 7. Double A Mint (Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke), 12-1 8. Alexa's Power (Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell), 4-1 $422,350 PETER HAUGHTON MEMORIAL (2-year-old colt and gelding trot) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. White Tiger (Anthony MacDonald, Andrew Harris), 8-1 2. Marseille (Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt), 15-1 3. Gerry (Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander), 4-1 4. Trix And Stones (Scott Zeron, Andrew Harris), 15-1 5. Greenshoe (Brian Sears, Marcus Melander), 2-1 6. Don't Let'em (Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter), 6-1 7. Mass Fortune K (Matt Kakaley, Charlie Norris), 12-1 8. Kredit Karma (David Miller, Marcus Melander), 15-1 9. Hudson River (Jimmy Takter, Jimmy Takter), 12-1 10. Green Manalishi S (Brian Sears, Marcus Melander), 5-1 $357,450 JAMES DOHERTY MEMORIAL (2-year-old filly trot) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. Beautiful Sin (Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter), 5-2 2. Hanna Dreamgirl (Tim Tetrick, Linda Toscano), 7-2 3. Special Honor (Andy Miller, Julie Miller), 5-1 4. Swizzle Sticks (Andrew McCarthy, Jim Campbell), 15-1 5. The Ice Dutchess (Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter), 8-1 6. Starita (David Miller, Joe Holloway), 9-2 7. Fate Smiled (Andrew McCarthy, Ron Burke), 15-1 8. Jezzys Legacy (Ray Schnittker, Ray Schnittker), 20-1 9. Hanovers Best (Brett Miller, Ron Burke), 12-1 10. Whispering Oaks (Scott Zeron, Jimmy Takter), 15-1 $286,650 JOHN CASHMAN MEMORIAL (Free For All trot) (1 1/8 miles) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. Will Take Charge (Tim Tetrick, Jeffrey Gillis), 4-1 2. In Secret (Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke), 15-1 3. Dayson (Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke), 20-1 4. Bill's Man (Corey Callahan, John Butenschoen), 10-1 5. International Moni (David Miller, Domenico Cecere), 15-1 6. Lindy The Great (Brian Sears, Domenico Cecere), 20-1 7. I Know My Chip (David Miller, Walter Haynes Jr.), 15-1 8. Marion Marauder (Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood), 8-1 9. Warrawee Roo (Bob McClure, Luc Blais), 10-1 10. Yes Mickey (Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt), 30-1 11. JL Cruze (Brett Miller, Eric Ell), 5-1 12. Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke), 9-5 $281,000 CANE PACE (3-year-old open) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. Babes Dig Me (Brett Miller, Tony Alagna), 10-1 2. Courtly Choice (David Miller, Blake MacIntosh), 9-5 3. Stay Hungry (Doug McNair, Tony Alagna), 4-1 4. Nutcracker Sweet (Brian Sears, Jimmy Takter), 6-1 5. Grand Teton (Andrew McCarthy, Jimmy Takter), 15-1 6. This Is The Plan (Tim Tetrick, Chris Ryder), 12-1 7. Hayden Hanover (Andy Miller, Julie Miller), 8-1 8. I'm A Big Deal (Scott Zeron, Chris Ryder), 12-1 9. American History (Yannick Gingras, Tony Alagna), 5-1 $260,100 SAM McKEE MEMORIAL (Free For All pace) (1 1/8 miles) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. Dealt A Winner (David Miller, Mark Silva), 10-1 2. Funknwaffles (Corey Callahan, John Butenschoen), 20-1 3. All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke), 10-1 4. Rockin Ron (Louis-Philippe Roy, Ron Burke), 8-1 5. Sicily (Victor Kirby, Wayne Givens), 20-1 6. Western Joe (Scott Zeron, Chris Choate), 5-1 7. Filibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke), 10-1 8. Miso Fast (Tim Tetrick, Virgil Morgan Jr.), 4-1 9. Western Fame (Andrew McCarthy, Jimmy Takter), 20-1 10. Check Six (Tim Tetrick, Ron Burke), 30-1 11. Mach It So (David Miller, Jeffrey Bamond Jr.), 20-1 12. McWicked (David Miller, Casie Coleman), 2-1 $154,800 DR. JOHN R. STEELE MEMORIAL (Free For All mare trot) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. P L Jill (Corey Callahan, Renaldo Morales III), 15-1 2. Broadway Donna (David Miller, Jim Campbell), 4-1 3. Dream Together (Bob McClure, Luc Blais), 15-1 4. Emoticon Hanover (Daniel Dube, Luc Blais), 5-1 5. Caprice Hill (Doug McNair, Tony Alagna), 6-1 6. Ice Attraction (Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt), 8-1 7. Checkmate Time (Donald DuPont, Marie DuPont), 20-1 8. Celebrity Ruth (Brian Sears, Trond Smedshammer), 8-1 9. Ariana G (Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter), 9-5 $197,400 LADY LIBERTY (Free For All mare pace) (1 1/8 miles) PP HORSE (DRIVER, TRAINER), ODDS 1. Shartin N (Tim Tetrick, Jim King Jr.), 9-5 2. L A Delight (Yannick Gingras, Nancy Johansson), 5-1 3. Twinkle (Jim Marohn Jr., Ross Croghan), 15-1 4. Pure Country (Brian Sears, Jimmy Takter), 4-1 5. Windsun Glory (Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke), 12-1 6. Safe From Terror (Brett Miller, Virgil Morgan Jr.), 15-1 7. Apple Bottom Jeans (Jason Bartlett, Kevin Switzer), 20-1 8. Caviart Ally (Andrew McCarthy, Noel Daley), 10-1 9. Nike Franco N (Victor Kirby, Jim King Jr.), 20-1 10. Call Me Queen Be (Scott Zeron, Ross Croghan), 20-1 11. Blue Moon Stride (Corey Callahan, Mark Harder), 15-1 12. Inverse Hanover (Brett Miller, Ed Hart), 15-1 From the Meadowlands Media Department  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - August 5, 2017 - Resolve, driven and trained by Ake Svanstedt, won the $303,050 John Cashman Memorial for harness racing open trotters by four and a quarter lengths in a time of 2:04.2 for the mile and an eighth race on Saturday at the Meadowlands. The mile time in the sixth race distance event was 1:50.1. Resolve is owned by Hans Enggren of Abbottstown, PA. The victory was the third in 18 starts for the year for earnings of $335,995 toward $2,544,429 for the career of the six-year -old son of Muscle Hill. . The 12- horse field was led to the first quarter by Resolve, who hit the first quarter 26.3, with Crazy Wow (Yannick Gingras) behind them. Those two led the field to the 55.1 half when Marion Marauder (Scott Zeron) came up to challenge on the outside, just before the 1:22.3 three quarters, around the final turn, and took the second spot away from Crazy Wow. Resolve trotted away from the field in the homestretch for the win. Resolve returned $7.00, $4.00 and $3.80. Marion Marauder, paying $4.00, $3.00, was second and Lookslikeachpndale returned $14.20 in third with Daniel Dube driving. The first three home are all by Muscle Hill. "[Marion Marauder] was the horse to beat before the race," said Svanstadt. "But Resolve was good enough." Asked if Resolve was as good as Sebastian K, "Not yet, It's hard to beat [1]:49," he said. By Ellen Harvey

East Rutherford, NJ --- Resolve and harness racing driver/trainer Ake Svanstedt withstood a judge’s inquiry to win the $273,600 John Cashman Memorial for older trotters on Saturday (Aug. 6) at The Meadowlands in a time of 1:50.2. The 6-5 favorite Resolve was first to the lead at the :27.1 first quarter, with Crazy Wow (Tim Tetrick) behind him on the rail. JL Cruze (John Campbell) was on the move past that mark, grabbing the lead briefly, before ceding to Flanagan Memory (Chris Christoforou) just past the :54.3 half. Flanagan Memory held that lead to the 1:22.2 three-quarters. Meanwhile, Resolve was moving three wide close to the three-quarters, prompting a judge’s inquiry to look closely at whether he interfered with Homicide Hunter when he fanned wide. As the field turned for home, Flanagan Memory was hard pressed by JL Cruze and Il Sogno Dream (David Miller), but Resolve was coming fastest of all in the center of the track, getting up to win by 1-1/4 lengths. Obrigado (Mark MacDonald) was second and Flanagan Memory was 1-3/4 lengths off the winner in third. Resolve, a 5-year-old Muscle Hill stallion, is owned by Hans Enggren. The victory was his 12th lifetime and improved his career earnings to $1.31 million. We have good tracks to train the horses on our farm,” said Svanstedt. “This horse is a little bit different. If it’s a long way between the races he’s more excited and he wants to race. He always does better races when there are a couple of weeks in between. He’s not like (former Svanstedt trainee and world champion) Sebastian K, but he’s a very good horse and I hope he can race at that level for maybe one more year.” by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications 

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