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For the third consecutive Wednesday night, nobody hit the Pick Five at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Long shot Roadshow Star (Kim Crawford) pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year at the Spa by swooping the group in the evening’s seventh race and no doubt eliminating many from Pick Five contenion The five year old mare made it look easy in the stretch as she drew away to win in a career best 2:00.1 in the $4,600 conditional-claimer for trotters. She went off at 81-1 odds and paid $165.00 to win. There was a carryover of more than $2,500 heading into Wednesday’s Pick Five so that number will move up to just shy of $4,500 for next week’s wager. Live racing resumes on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 6:45pm. by MIke Sardella for Saratoga Raceway

Bettor’s Reward (Bettor’s Delight) rewarded many of the bettors on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the 7-5 co-favorite recorded his first ever victory in the local Open. Stephane Bouchard piloted Bettor’s Reward for trainer Janice Connor and after sitting third throughout lap one, moved the five year old to the outside past the half. The speedy pacer surged past the race’s favorite and opened up a convincing lead turning for home before stopping the timer in 1:52.4. Kelly’s Noah (Kim Crawford) finished second while invader Dallenbach Hanover (Jordan Derue) earned the show spot in the $19,260 Open Pace. With the victory, Bettor’s Reward moved his career earnings to just a bit shy of the $300,000 mark. Live racing resumes on Tuesday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella

Screenplay pulled off the upset in Saturday night's (october 13) harness racing open pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

Kelly's Noah made his first seasonal trek to the harness racing winner's circle on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The James The James Harvey owned and trained standout is the back to back winner of the track's Pacer of the Year award and made his 2012 debut last week.

The $18,500 open trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway appeared wide open as none of the favorites from the previous few weeks' harness racing features were competing on Friday night.

Stillwater (New York) harness racing driver Kim Crawford recorded a double at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night (June 14).

Forty Carrots, with harness racing trainer/driver Kim Crawford in the bike, captured Saturday's featured Open Pace with a purse of $18,500. Owned by Richard C. Clair of Stafford, VA. & Lance S. Gordon of Clinton, NY; the 5 year old son of Riverboat King posted a winning time of 1:52.1.

Forty Carrots won the Saturday harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for the second time in three weeks.

Saturday's open pace was the highlight of the twelve race harness racing card at Saratoga Casino and Raceway and while it only consisted of six horses, the feature was a very competitive one.

Kelly's Noah put in maybe his most outstanding performance of the year on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The track's defending Horse of the Year is enjoying another fantastic season and in Saturday's harness racing feature withstood being pressured every step of the mile to prevail in 1:52.3.

Saturday night's open was a harness racing showcase for the two pacers maybe having the best seasons at Saratoga Casino and Raceway this year. Kelly's Noah (Dream Away), the defending Horse of the Year, and El Ringer (Artsplace) squared off for the first time in the evening's $16,000 open pace.

Longshot Itsmrbellatou won his local harness racing debut in style on Wednesday night (September 28) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The three year old trotter was recently acquired by the Westwind Racing Stable of Pattersonville, NY and trainer Jackie Rousse.

Freshman New York bred trotting fillies will be on full display Saturday night (September 17) at Batavia Downs Casino with a pair of Sire Stake events and five Late Closers highlighting the harness racing program.

Not many harness racing trainers can boast having their own stable at aged 20 - but Kyle Spagnola of Saratoga Springs in up-state New York can boast almost three years of conditioning. The former Ballston Spa High School student currently works a team of six in his home town.

Gelato Man added open trot winner to his 2011 harness racing resume at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Friday night. The Angus MacDonald trained seven year old has competed at the Spa on and off for several seasons but captured the track's biggest race for trotters for the first time on Friday.

Four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes Late Closers for three year old trotting fillies served as co-features on the Tuesday night (August 16) harness racing card at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. It was a mixed bag of favorites and longshots amongst the four stakes races, which had five winners between them.

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