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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R's newest harness racing track record holder, Only For Justice, is back at the track on Friday evening for the second round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters. It was just two weeks ago that Only For Justice became the fastest three-year-old trotter in the history of H3R with an amazing 1:57.4 triumph in the opening round of the series. His time was also the fifth fastest trotting mile ever recorded at the Hippodrome 3R. And at age 2, Only For Justice was the Future Stars Series Champion at H3R. He now has $182,000C in career earnings and great potential for this race season. And what did Only For Justice due with his week off from the Breeders Cup Series? Why he went to Rideau Carleton Raceway and won a $71,467 division of the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Division in 1:56, a new lifetime mark for the gelded son of Justice Hall. Only For Justice now has three wins in six starts for trainer Dany Fontaine and the Gaetan Bono, Inc. Stable of Montreal, who bred and owns the trotter. He is also on a two-race winning streak. Stephane Brosseau will be aboard Only For Justice from post three on Friday in the 8th race $10,000 division for the colts. He is part of any entry for Fontaine and Gaetan Bono, Inc., who also have Clevisse starting alongside Only For Justice in post two. Clevisse has yet to win in 12 starts this year. Another entry is the second choice in the race and coupled are Triomphe Duharas (post one) and Cesar Duharas (post eight), who were third and second respectively against Only For Justice two weeks ago. The fillies are in the limelight in race four with a purse of $10,000C and featured will be the entry from trainer Serge Nadeau of My Claudi P V (post one) and My Lady Hall (post 2). Claudi P V is the better of the two fillies. Sired by Holiday Road, Claudi P V in her last start was able to grind it out first-over again Choo Choo Blue and win by a length in 2:02.1. She will be driven by Pascal Berube. Both fillies were bred by Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-De-Richelieu and are co-owned with Serge Nadeau of Scott. My Lady Hall is sired by Angus Hall and is winless in five starts. She will be driven by Nadeau. Rival Choo Choo Blue (post six) raced last week and was able to wire the field in 2:03.1 for her second win this year. Kinderunbelievable (post five) is another contender in the field. The three-year-old pacers will see action in their second round of Breeders Cup competition on Sunday with four $7,500 divisions for fillies and colts. For a free race program, watch the H3R race live or any other information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. After this weekend of racing, the Hippodrome 3R will be closed for live racing until a special Thursday evening program on August 8 due to the Grand Prix Auto Race weekend in Trois-Rivieres. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - With a very impressive first-over performance against Choo Choo Blue, Claudi P V and driver Pascal Berube scored a big upset at odds of 9-1 in the opening round of the Breeders Cup Series at Hippodrome 3R. The series features three weeks of preliminary competition for three-year-old trotters and pacers with the top eight point earners returning on Sunday, September 8 for their respective $65,000C finals. The second race first division for three-year-old trotting fillies with a purse of $10,000C saw Choo Choo Blue and driver Jocelyn Gendron shoot to the early lead after the opening quarter mile in :30 with My Lady Hall (Serge Nadeau) grabbing the two-hole spot after leading to the first quarter mile. Choo Choo Blue led to the half mile in 1:00.3 before Claudi P V and Berube started up first-over with Cor Leo (Stephane Gendron) second over. As they passed the three-quarters in 1:31, the two race favorites, Justice Society (Stephane Brosseau) and Kinderunbelievable (Justin Filion), who made early breaks in the race, came charging three-wide on the final turn to come after Choo Choo Blue. But it was Claudi P V who was the strong horse, grinding it out against Choo Choo Blue and coming on in the stretch to win by one length in 2:02.1. Cho Choo Blue was second with Justice Society third. Claudi P V paid a handsome $20.50 to win. It was the first victory in five starts this year for the daughter of Holiday Road. She is trained by Serge Nadeau and is co-owned by Nadeau with breeder Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-De-Richelieu. In the $10,000C fifth race division for the trotting colts, it was all race favorite Only For Justice and driver Stephane Brosseau. They sat an early pocket-seat to Triomphe Dunharas and driver/trainer Denis Gueriel and then burst to the lead after the opening quarter mile in :28. Once on top there was no looking back for Only For Justice, as Brosseau kept his colt easily on the lead, holding the field at bay to the half mile in :59 and the three-quarters in 1:28.4. In the stretch, Only For Justice kept on trotting to win with ease by five open lengths in 1:57.4. Cesar Duharas (Pascal Berube) closed to be second with Triomphe Dunharas third. Sired by Justice Hall, it was the second win in five starts for trainer Dany Fontaine and the Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal, who also bred Justice Hall. He paid just $2.10 to win and is now a career winner of $146,469C. In the eighth and final race on the program, G A Speed Sammy and driver Stephane Gendron wore down Maracasso (Carol Voyer) in the stretch and posted a 1:54.1 lifetime mark. That mile tied G S Speed Sammy with Atomic Million AM as the co-fastest winners at H3R this season. G A Speed Sammy posted his sixth win in eight starts this year for Yves Tessier and owner-breed Alain Carrier of St-Henri-De-Levis and paid $4.20 to win. Track Notes: Two drivers, Pascal Berube and Stephane Gendron each had driving doubles Friday. On Saturday, the Quebec Jockey Club hosts the Quebec Regional Fair which will feature a family fun day at the track with 13 races beginning at 1:00 pm. Special activities on Saturday for the race fans include drawings for rides in a two-seat sulky on the racetrack, rides in the starting gate, plus drawings for dining-room packages and betting vouchers. There will be a live horse on display at the entrance to the track for fans to take photos with and specially for the children there will be balloon sculptors and face painting, etc. And all the events are FREE for the patrons. In addition to the live racing, the track will also have a special Monte Race (racing under saddle) with trotters. The Quebec-Bred Series for older horses culminates on Sunday with four $30,000C final for the trotters and pacers plus the opening round of the $470,000C Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacers. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Stuart Sowerby needed just one win to score his 1,000th career victory as a harness racing driver. Sowerby had just one drive at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday and he got the job done. Sowerby, 46, of Guelph, Ontario, guided 1/9 race favorite Cesar Duharas from start to finish in the third race, the second division of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts. El Bleu and driver Pierre Luc Roy grabbed the two-hole seat behind Cesar Duharas after the start, but was not able to make any use of it as Cesar Duharas was the strong horse. After leading the field to the quarter mile in :29.2, then the half in 1:01.3, Cesar Dunharas and Sowerby started to pull away from the field, leading by three lengths at the three-quarters in 1:31.4. Then in the stretch he won with ease by nine and one-half lengths in 2:01.3. El Bleu was second with Clevisse (Guy Gagnon) third. It was the third win in seven lifetime starts for Cesar Duharas, a colt by Muscle Massive, owned and bred by Haras De L Estrie, Inc. of Dunham. He paid $2.10 to win. And for driver/trainer Stuart Sowerby, it was his 1,000th career win. The second race kicked off the first of the two colt divisions for the Future Stars Series and saw SOS Turbo and driver Guy Gagnon leave well from the gate to take command to the opening quarter mile in :30 with Money Hill (Yves Filion) sitting the pocket trip. As they came to the half mile in 1:01.1, Only For Justice and driver Stephane Brosseau was first-over and boxed in Money Hill, who also wanted to come out and go against SOS Turbo. As they came off the third turn, Money Hill and Filion did come out as Only For Justice faded back to third place, but Money Hill was unable to overtake SOS Turbo past the three-quarters in 1:32.1. On the final turn, Brosseau was able to come out again with Only For Justice and it was then a three-horse race down the stretch with Only For Justice getting up in the final strides to the wire to win by a neck over Money Hill with SOS Turbo third. The time of the mile was 2:03.2. It was the maiden victory in five starts for Only For Justice. The gelded son of Justice Hall is trained by Dany Fontaine for breeder/owner Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal. He paid $8.00 to win. The skies opened up with rain by the sixth race, the lone Future Stars division for fillies, with a two-second allowance over the sloppy track. It was Kinderunbelievable and driver Justin Filion who shot out to the front and by the opening quarter mile in :30 held a 15-length lead over the field as numerous breakers took place. The 1/5 favorite, Kenogami Darling and driver Guy Gagnon, was blocked by breaking horses, but eventually found clearance and was sitting a distant second as Kinderunbelievable led the field to the half mile in 1:02.1. Then in the backstretch, Gagnon and Kenogami Darling moved to the outside and collared Kinderunbelievable, taking the lead at the three-quarters in 1:34. From there Kenogami Darling went on to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:05.3. Kinderunbelievable was second with Claudi P V (Pascal Berube) third. It was the third straight win for Kenogami Darling, a daughter of Justice Hall, who is trained by Dany Fontaine. She was bred by Jean Francois Reid of Amjou who co-owns the filly with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. She paid $2.50 to win. Track Notes: The richest race card of the 2018 season at the Hippodrome 3R takes place next Sunday, September 9 with the $480,000 finals of the Future Stars and Breeders Cup Series. Eight championship finals for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers. Post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - A homebred in harness racing means that the horse was bred and is owned by the same person(s) and that in most cases the foal was never sent to any public auctions before it began racing. At the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday afternoon, each of the three divisions of the final round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters, the race favorite is a homebred. The 26 youngsters entered on Sunday are seeking points to make it to their respective C$55,000 finals at H3R on Sunday, September 9. The two colt divisions take place in races two and three. Race two features the homebred Money Hill, who starts from post six for Hall of Fame trainer/driver Yves Filion. This son of Muscle Hill scored his first win last week for owner/breeder R L Belanger of Laval. Money Hill wired the field with ease for his first pari-mutuel win and prior to that he won a qualifying race at Mohawk Park in 2:00.3. Money Hill was bred to be a champion. His sire, Muscle Hill, is a world champion racing and sire. And Money Hill's dam is Norway No Day by Self Possessed, who many older fans may remember her dominance in the trotting ranks at the Hippodrome de Montreal where she earned C$330,000 before retiring. The third race is the second colt division and the homebred favorite is Cesar Duharas from post two for trainer/driver Stuart Sowerby. This son of Muscle Massive had an early win the Future Stars Series and has a record of 1:59.4. He has also been raced timed at Mohawk Park in 1:58.2. He was bred and is owned by Haras De L Estire of Dunham. From the Cantab Hall mare, Cleopatre Duharas, she was a 1:54.4 winner of more than C$164,000 on the racetrack. It would also be a special victory for Sowerby, as he is at 999 career driving wins and with a victory here would hit 1,000 win milestone. The lone filly division takes place in race six and featured is Kenogami Darling for driver Guy Gagnon. A winner in two of her four starts for trainer Dany Fontaine, Kenogami Darling scored an OSS Grassroots win at Mohawk in 1:59.2. Then she came to H3R for the second leg of the series and won that with ease and goes for her third straight win on Sunday for breeder Jean Francois Reid of Anjou, who co-owns the filly with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. She is sired by Justice Hall from the Ken Warkentin mare, Profound Wisdom, who did race, winning an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold division in 1:57.3 at Mohawk before injuring herself. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Jim Pantaleano collected six wins for as many trainers Monday at The Meadows. He scored for conditioners Scott Betts, Paul Kennedy, Christen Pantaleano, Richard Perfido, Justin Pirillo and Todd Rooney. Also enjoying a big day was Dan Rawlings, who piloted three winners on the 13-race card. In Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice was refreshed by a 29.1 second-quarter breather and rolled to his third straight victory -- and fifth in the last seven. Call For Justice reached the point from post 6 in 28.1, well within his comfort zone. But when Dave Palone slowed things down the second panel, the 6-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka was well nigh uncatchable. He downed the pocket-sitting PL Jericho by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:53.3, with Classic Banker a ground-saving third. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, who now boasts $535,067 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It was trotters' night at the Hippodrome 3R with five of the ten races devoted to divisions of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old's and the Future Stars Series for two-year-old's. In the sixth race, first division of the Breeders Cup for colts, it was 11-1 Bubble D Morgan and driver/trainer Denis Filion who surprised the field with the upset victory. Sir Chopin (Simon Delisle) at 4/5 odds, was first on the lead with Bubble D Morgan getting the pocket seat, but Sir Chopin went off-stride and Bubble D Morgan not only inherited the lead, but opened up on the field, leading by as much as 15 lengths in the backstretch and winning by 10 and one-half lengths in 2:02.1. Johnnys Revenge (David Pilon) was second with Sombre (Pierre Luc Roy) third. It was the maiden victory for Bubble D Morgan. The colt by Charlie B Morgan, was unraced at age two and it was his first win in seven starts this year. He was bred and is owned by Robert Delay of Rawdon and paid $24.70 to win. The eighth race second colt division saw Nobodynojustice and driver Guy Gagnon able to lead from start to finish and hold of a late charge from Yankee Photo (Pascal Berube) who was first-over in the backstretch, to win by a long neck in 2:02.1. SG Goliath King (Sylvain Grenier) was third as his two-race win streak came to a close. Sired by Justice Hall, it was the second win this year for Nobodynojustice, who is trained by Dany Fontaine for breeder/owner Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal. Nobodynojustice paid $7.10 to win. In the third race Breeders Cup division for three-year-old trotting fillies, it was Precieuse CC and trainer/driver Claude Beausoler who were the only one to stay on stride and that was enough to win it all in 2:04.1. The 1/9 race favorite, Montanaalaska (Guy Gagnon) broke at the start and was never able to catch the field. Precieuse CC was able to out trot Stand For Justice (Stephane Brosseau) to the opening quarter mile and those two held a 20 length lead over the rest of the field. Then after the three-quarter mile marker, Brosseau came to the outside with Stand For Justice and collared Precieuse CC as they started down the stretch, but then broke stride, giving the victory to Precieuse CC who won by six and one-half lengths. Stand For Justice was second with Lady Glide (Jerome Lombart) was third. A daughter of Angus Hall, it was the first win in five starts this year for Precieuse CC. She is owned by Marie Andree Cournoyer of Chicoutimi and paid $16.50 to win. The ninth race Future Stars colt division, Hall of Famer Yves Filion and Money Hill took the lead away from Mister Sky (Francis Picard) after the opening quarter mile and then held the field at bay the rest of the one-mile race, winning by three and three-quarter lengths in 2:04. El Bleu (Pierre Luc Roy) was second with the pocket-sitting Mister Sky third. It was the second start and maiden victory for Money Hill, a colt by Muscle Hill, trained by Yves Filion and bred and owned by R L Belanger of Laval. Money Hill paid $5.90 to win. In the two-year-old Future Stars Series for fillies, it was the 1/9 favorite Kenogami Darling and driver Guy Gagnon who was able to lead the field from start to finish in 2:03.2. My Lady Hall (Jocelyn Gendron) was second with Claudi P V (Pascal Berube) third. Kinderunbelievable and driver Justin Filion, made it a race as they came first-over on the final turn and nearly collared Kengami Darling at the top of the stretch, but then went off-stride. Kengrami Darling went on to win by three and one-quarter lengths. For Kengami Darling, a daughter of Justice Hall, it was her second straight win for trainer Dany Fontaine and breeder Jean Francois Reid of Anjou, who co-owns the horse with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. She paid $2.30 to win. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, first race post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

WASHINGTON, PA, July 9, 2018 -- Call For Justice pounced on his hard-used stablemate, Lady's Dude, and overtook him in the lane to capture Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Lady's Dude was parked the opening three-eighths, leaving him vulnerable to the first-over challenge of Call For Justice and Dave Palone. The 6-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka held off the Lightning Lane thrust of Trustworthy Kid by a length in 1:54.1 while You're Majestic, the lone mare in the field, rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, who now boasts $491,127 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. It was one of three wins for Palone on the 13-race card. THE MEADOWS INCREASES TUESDAY PICK 5 GUARANTEE TO $40,000 The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has increased — to $40,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Tuesday, July 10 Pick 5 wager (races 9-13) as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered each card, The Meadows sweetened the pot when neither Saturday’s nor Monday’s Pick 5 was covered, resulting in a two-day carryover of $12,708.18. In addition, Tuesday’s program features a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 (races 4-7), a $2,333.31 carryover in the day’s first Superfecta (currently race 2) and a $1,002.80 jackpot in the Super High 5 (race 13). Minimum wager for the Pick 4, Pick 5, Superfecta and Super High 5 is 50 cents. Since Pennsylvania law requires a minimum per-race wager of $2, a player wagering at the 50-cent level must bet at least four tickets. First post Tuesday is 1:05 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, May 29, 2018 -- Call For Justice zipped to the front from post 5 and never had an anxious moment en route to a facile 1:54 victory in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows. Dave Palone gave Call For Justice a 29.3 second-quarter breather, keeping would-be challengers seated. Classic Banker took up the chase first over near the three-quarters and raced well for second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while the pocket-sitting Wind Of The North earned show. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, a 6-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka who lifted his career bankroll to $479,967, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - After making a costly break at the start of his last race and finishing up the track, Nobodynosjustice and driver Stephane Brosseau made amends to race fans Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R. Competing in the second round of the C$220,00 Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts and fillies, Nobodynosjustice was sent off as the overwhelming favorite in the fifth race division for colts, but it was a tough mile until the stretch drive. It was last week's return winner, Y A Muscle Mass and trainer/driver Rosaire Renaud who shot right out to the early lead with Yankee Photo (Pascal Berube) following right behind them in second place and Nobodynosjustic in third place. By the opening quarter mile, Brosseau then sent Nobodynosjustic to the outside, but they could not pass by Y A Muscle Mass, who parked the race favorite around the second turn, and kept them parked out past the half mile and around the third turn. But Brosseau was patience with his colt and once in the backstretch was able to not only collar Y A Muscle Mass, but pass him to take the lead after the three-quarter mile marker. From there they were able to pull away towards the finish, winning by two and one-half lengths in 2:05.3. Y A Muscle Mass was second with Yankee Photo third. Sire by Justice Hall, Nobodynosjustic is trained by Dany Fontaine and was bred and is owned by Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal, paying $3.30 to win. There were two non-wagering filly divisions held with the fastest of the two winners going to the undefeated Precieuse CC and trainer/driver Claude Beausoleil, who led from start to finish, holding off a late charge by the pocket-sitting Magic Lady (Yves Filion), to win by a neck in 2:04.1. Kinnder Prediction (Justin Filion) was third. Now 2 for 2 in her brief career, Precieuse CC is a daughter of Angus Hall, owned by Marie Andree Cournoyer of Chicoutimi. The other filly division saw Lucky's Dream (Jerome Lombart) cut the mile with Papillon Bleu (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting right on his back until the backstretch when Roy pulled the pocket and took the lead away before the final turn as Stand For Justice (Stephane Brosseau) came first-over to challenge. Then in the stretch drive, Papillon Bleu was able to hold the challengers at bay, winning by one length in 2:06.1. Stand For Justice was second with Lucky's Dream third. Sired by Muscle Mass, it was the maiden victory for Papillon Beau, who is trained by Maxime Velaye for the Provoquante Stable of Mirabel, who bred and owns the filly. The ninth race Invitational Trot saw a classic finish as even money favorite Unabating and driver Guy Gagnon were parked out three-wide at the three-quarters as Four Starz Speed (Kevin Maguire) led the field with Ghiradelli Lindy (Richard Simard) hanging game first-over. Around the final turn and starting down the stretch, Gagnon and Unabating ($4.00) were able to wear down Four Starz Speed to win by a neck in 1:59. Dance Hall George (Mario Charron) had broken stride at the start, was in the last place, and rebounded to not only catch the field, but finish third. Track Notes: This was the last Tuesday night card until August 22. There will be a special Wednesday night live program on August 16 when H3R will host the fourth leg of the World Driving Championship. Live racing resumes this Sunday at H3R with first race post time at 12:30 pm featuring the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old colt and filly pacers. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

WASHINGTON, PA, June 21, 2017 -- Call For Justice, who hadn't won in five starts since leaving The Meadows, made a triumphant return home Wednesday with a front-end harness racing victory in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot. A 5-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka, Call For Justice opened the year with five straight victories at The Meadows before shifting to Hoosier Park to face the trotting elite there. He hit the board in all five Indiana outings but couldn't reach the winners' circle. He ended that frustrating streak when he made the front past the quarter for Dave Palone and held off the pocket-sitting Classicality by a neck in 1:53.2, with Boy Meets Girl K third. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $358,167, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. In Wednesday's companion feature, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot, 1-2 favorite Barn Girl withstood the first-over challenge of Dirty Secret and prevailed by 1/2 length in 1:54.3. Bessie rallied for second while Dirty Secret held show. Aaron Merriman drove the 5-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie, who extended her career bankroll to $480,268, for trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury. Elsewhere on the card, Kristy'sgingergal became harness racing's fastest freshman filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track when she won at first asking for trainer/driver Tyler Stillings and owner Baby Horses LLC. The daughter of Pilgrims Chuckie-Outback Kristy scored in 1:59.1. Stillings enjoyed another victory with a debuting 2-year-old filly from his stable when Swan Mama (Swan For All-Little Rigs) broke her maiden in 2:00.1. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday with a special twilight program, first post 5 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

JUNE 13, 2017 - While three-year-old trotting filly Literally may not be poised to follow in the footsteps of her illustrious elder brother Dont Rush, the Dustin Jones harness racing trainee earned her second Ontario Sires Stakes trophy with a Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. A Justice Hall half-sister to two-time Ontario Sires Stakes division champion Dont Rush, who is closing in on $700,000 in career earnings, Literally sprinted from seventh to first through the final quarter of the first $19,500 Grassroots division on Tuesday. With Jones in the race bike the filly hit the wire in a personal best 1:57.2, two and one-quarter lengths ahead of pacesetter and favourite Expose Yourself. Hudsons Ya Ya also closed well to finish third. "Wayne Henry's filly (Expose Yourself) qualified pretty good, I didn't know whether I would be able to beat her or not, but I thought just following along she'd be as good as they were, as good as the rest," said Waterdown, ON resident Jones, who bred, owns, trains and drives Literally. Tuesday's outing was the filly's first of the season and marked her second lifetime trip to the Grassroots winner's circle; she was also victorious in the Grassroots season opener as a two-year-old. Following that victory Jones moved Literally up to the Gold Series level for the remainder of the season, but he does not expect her to follow the same path this year. "She has a conformation issue that probably stops her from being like her brother," Jones explains. "She's got the heart that she wants to overcome it, but when they have interfering issues it's hard to. She won't probably be able to be competitive in the Gold because of that." Literally Looking ahead to the second Grassroots event of the season, on July 1 at Dresden Raceway, Jones is hoping at least one of Tuesday's division winners decides to make the move up to the Gold Series. Gisele Treelane and driver Jack Moiseyev of Moffat, ON laid down a :27.3 final quarter to take the second split for trainer Murray Brethour of Sunderland, ON and owner-breeder Patricia Whittaker Trust of Aspers, PA in a sharp 1:55.3. "Lucky I wasn't in with Murray Brethour's filly, I might hardly get a cheque," said Jones. "That's like a Gold filly." Like Literally, Gisele Treelane reeled in the pacesetter and fan favourite through the final quarter, storming from fifth to first. The Daylon Magician daughter hit the wire one length ahead of You Cant Afford Me with Hilarious Honey eight lengths back in third. The win was Gisele Treelane's second in four lifetime starts and her first in Ontario Sires Stakes action. Gisele Treelane The third division saw Bustingattheseams and Randy Waples find a sliver of daylight in the stretch and sprint under the wire to a 1:56.3 victory, three-quarters of a length ahead of Ticket To Seattle and favourite and pacesetter Anikadabra. Milton resident Waples engineered the win for trainer Bob McIntosh of Windsor and his partner Dave Boyle of Bowmanville, ON. The win was the Kadabra daughter's third straight and her first in provincial competition. Bustingattheseams The final Grassroots battle saw another charge from the backfield as Delcrest Magicstar roared home to a 1:56.1 triumph over Crystal Gumdrop and Millers Song, who went off as the fan's top choice and did all the work on the front end. "She got away in a good spot and the trip worked out great, you know it usually doesn't, but today it did and luckily she was good and we capitalised on it," said driver James MacDonald, who landed the filly in sixth from Post 10 and was able to tuck in behind P C Pipe Dream for the journey up the outer lane. "She was stepping down the lane," MacDonald continued. "Last year she was green, she'd kind of blow by and pull up a little bit when she'd clear, and tonight she didn't, she felt like a real horse, she blew by and kept trotting ahead." Guelph resident MacDonald shares ownership of Delcrest Magicstar with Peter Porter of Port Dover and Johnathan McKinnon of Guelph, ON. A winner of two Grassroots trophies last season, including one in the Semi-final, the daughter of Majestic Son and Stars Balance is trained by Lansdowne, ON resident Mark Steacy. Delcrest Magicstar Ontario Sires Stakes action continues at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday, June 22 with the second Grassroots event of the season for the three-year-old pacing colts. For rules, notices, Program changes, up-to-date point standings, race replays, and more, visit: www.ontariosiresstakes.com Ontario Racing

WASHINGTON, PA, June 13, 2017 -- Dirty Secret won her second straight in characteristic rallying fashion, capturing Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a career-fastest 1:54.2. Dirty Secret was sixth by 7-1/2 lengths when Mike Wilder sent her after the leader, Goodtogo Hanover. The 5-year-old daughter of Justice Hall-Classic Flight picked up live cover from Wendy's Girl, raced wide through the stretch and edged Goodtogo Hanover by a nose. She Nuit finished third. David McNeight, Jr. trains Dirty Secret, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $141,880, for Peter Kibler, Kenneth Owczarczak and Courtney McNeight. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, June 7, 2017 -- Pushed wide through the lane, Dirty Secret nevertheless continued a relentless charge that carried her to a harness racing victory in Wednesday's $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Dirty Secret moved third over down the backside for Mike Wilder, following live cover that proved troublesome into the final turn when the 5-year-old daughter of Justice Hall-Classic Flight could have used a seam. But she was up to the challenge, overtaking the leader, Bags For All, and downing her by a neck in 1:55.2. Dreamsteeler finished third. David McNeight, Jr. trains Dirty Secret, who extended her career bankroll to $131,880, for Peter Kibler, Kenneth Owczarczak and Courtney McNeight. Aaron Merriman, Dave Palone and Brian Zendt each collected a pair of wins on the 12-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the Belmont Day program features three divisions of a $145,803 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly pacers. Special post time is 11:25 AM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 29, 2017 -- Call For Justice made it four straight when he overpowered the field with a first-over blitz and rolled home in a harness racing  career-best 1:52.4 in Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Call For Justice was fourth down the backside when Dave Palone sent him after the leader, Fashion Chocolate. The 5-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka overwhelmed Fashion Chocolate and drew off to defeat Tricky Nick by 3-3/4 lengths. Fashion Chocolate saved show. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, who extended lifetime earnings to $318,797, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. In the co-feature, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot, Barn Girl was hammered down to 2-5 in the five-horse field and performed like the heavy favorite, collecting a facile front-end victory in 1:55 for Aaron Merriman, trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury. The pocket-sitting Goodtogo Hanover, opening her 4-year-old campaign, was second, 1-1/2 lengths back, while Bags For All rallied for show. The 5-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie now boasts a career bankroll of $423,696. Mike Wilder piloted three winners on the 12-race card.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Racing off a 13-week layoff, Call For Justice found an escape route late and went on to capture Wednesday's harness racing $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Call For Justice zipped to the early lead for Dave Palone but was shuffled to fourth into the final turn. Palone was able to angle Call For Justice to the outside, and the 5-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka took off when he saw racetrack, scoring in 1:54.2. Barn Girl, parked most of the mile, was a game second, 3/4 lengths back, with Chef Lee third. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, who now boasts career earnings of $288,797, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Palone and Burke each fashioned a four-bagger on the 13-race card while Aaron Merriman collected three wins. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 27 - A return to his local track turned into yet another convincing harness racing victory for Musical Rhythm Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Ben Baillargeon trainee was a four-length winner in Monday's eight-horse $34,000 Preferred Trot. Musical Rhythm is now six for six at Mohawk this season and a perfect 11 for 11 on the WEG Circuit in 2016. The four-year-old son of Cantab Hall was making his first start Monday since finishing sixth in a leg of the Graduate Series at Tioga Downs on June 12. Driven by Mario Baillargeon, Musical Rhythm trotted along in mid-pack until getting his cue to march on first up around the final turn. Fearless Man, who had made a second-quarter move to the lead, led the field around the far turn and held a narrow advantage over the first over challenger at the three-quarter pole in 1:24. In the stretch, Musical Rhythm powered right on by Fearless Man and pulled away from his rivals with ease. The Baillargeon trainee trotted home in :28.2 for the comfortable victory. Whiskey Tax, who led at the opening-quarter, finished second, while Olympic Son was third. Musical Rhythm now has 11 wins from 13 starts this season for earnings of just under $200,000. He is owned by Santo & Nunzio Vena, Claude Hamel and Ben Baillargeon. Monday's victory is the 20th career score for Musical Rhythm and pushes his career earnings over $295,000. He paid $3.20 to win. Musical Rhythm Top trotters were the main attraction Monday evening, but it was a pair of overnight performances that caught the attention of many. Five-year-old gelding Domitian Hall won the evening's fifth-race, a $20,000 overnight event, by just over 10 lengths in a stunning 1:51.2. The clocking was a new career-best for the son of Justice Hall and became the nation's fastest trotting mile of the season by an older male trotter. However, the same class was split into two races and four-year-old Rubber Duck would match Domitian Hall's mark with his own 1:51.2 mile later in the evening. The son of Muscle Mass knocked more than three-seconds off his previous career-best with the national season's record-equaling mile. In the fifth race, Domitian Hall and Jonathan Drury got away seventh and marched their way towards the front in the middle-half, ultimately grabbing command at the three-quarter pole in 1:24.3. The five-year-old finished off his mile with a :26.4 final-quarter for the blow out victory. In the ninth race, Rubber Duck sat in the three-hole until making a move to the front around the final turn for driver Jack Moiseyev. The five-year-old had to deal with Cash For Gold pressing him throughout the lane, but the Julie Walker trainee was game and held him off with a :28 final-quarter. Domitian Hall was making his debut for new trainer Carmen Auciello Monday night. He now has five wins in 21 starts this season and 14 throughout the course of his career. Rubber Duck picked up his second win in six starts this season Monday. His impressive mile gives him six career victories. Musical Rhythm held the previous season's mark for an older male trotter of 1:52, taken on March 7th at Woodbine. The fastest trotting mile overall this season in Canada is 1:51, posted by Hannelore Hanover in the Armbro Flight Final on June 18th at Mohawk. Monday's card also featured three $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for sophomore trotting colts and geldings. Bee In Charge took advantage of a stretch break by the leader to win the first division in a career-best 1:54.3. The gelded son of Manofmanymissions is a half-brother to the great Bee A Magician. Chris Christoforou guided the Per Henriksen trainee to his third win of the season. Zagster was able to convert off a second over trip from driver Trevor Henry to win the second split in 1:55.2. The gelded son of Muscle Mass is trained by Shannon Henry and now has two wins on the season. The final division featured a trio of horses (Will Take Charge, Dia Monde and Tony Soprano) coming out of the Goodtimes Final. Will Take Charge, who finished second in the Goodtimes, grabbed command in the second-quarter and never looked back en route to a career-best 1:53 score. The gelded son of Kadabra was driven to his third win of the season by Paul MacDonell for trainer John Bax. Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk with another 10-race card. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

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