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COLUMBUS, MN. - Silence Son and Keep The Dream won their respective $8000 Opens at Running Aces on Sunday night; while the 50-cent Pick 6-offering a $5000 guaranteed pool-went unsolved due to a pair of longshot winners. When harness racing resumes at Running Aces on Tuesday (July 7) night, track officials expect that the Pick 6 pool will grow to well over $10,000. Silence Son (Nick Roland) took full advantage of a two-hole trip behind favored Franky Provolone (Steve Wiseman), passing the frontrunner in deep stretch to win the Open Trot by three-quarters of a length. After comfortable fractions for the track's top trotters of :28.2, :58.3 and 1:28.1, the winner put a finishing :28.3 on his triumphant 1:57 win. Californian George Reider both owns and trains the six-year-old son of Majestic Son who now has $88,509 in career earnings. Jailer (Rick Bertrand) got the show dough in the featured race for squaregaiters. Keep The Dream gave Roland, the leading driver at the meet, a sweep of the pair of features by copping her $8000 event for the best pacing mares in Minnesota in 1:54.4. The five-year-old Mach Three mare was placed fourth through the first two fractions of :28.1 and :58, then moved first-up through the 1:26.1 third panel to pull within a length of pacesetting Part Time Lady. With a strong :28.2 closing panel, Keep The Dream passed the leader and held off fellow closers De Valeria (Tim Maier) and Rev Me Up (Mark P'Pool) to garner her third local victory, but first in open company. The winner boosted her lifetime bounty to $125,166 for owner Dr. James Findlay of British Columbia. Tawa Road and driver Tony Succarotte pulled a major upset in the first leg of the Running Aces Pick 6 on Sunday, narrowly defeating heavily-favored Super Son Of Sandy (Lemoyne Svendsen) and returning $49 to win.   Sunday's handle of $220,098 was the best of the young 2015 summer meet at Running Aces. Bigger and better numbers are expected on Tuesday when a solid 11-race card-including the 50-cent Pick 6 with an estimated $10,000-plus pool-begins at 7 p.m. (CDT). Gregg Keidel

Four-year-old Euroa trotter Im Stately won his second Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series harness racing trophy at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night, two years after he won his first as a two-year-old. The David Jack-trained son of Majestic Son/Shadows started long odds-on despite his barrier-seven draw in the four-year-old entires and geldings' trotting final and didn't give his backers reason to worry. Jack, who also drove the stallion, sat three-wide early as the leaders sorted their order out. With about 1300 metres to run Im Stately made his move, Jack taking him to the lead from initial frontrunner Law Legend. Once in front Im Stately kept a good gap between himself and his challengers, eventually finishing 4.8 metres clear of runner-up Maybetothemax (Nathan Jack) with Savannah Jay Jay running third for Neil McCallum beaten 5.8m. The winner’s closing splits were 29.9secs and 30.2secs, his mile rate 2:01.5. Ultra-talented Im Stately has now won 13 races from 19 career starts. Watch Im Stately win the 4YO Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series Trotting Entires & Geldings Final Cody Winnell

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec – The $200,000 Quebec-Bred Series for three-year-old trotters gets underway Wednesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R and leading driver Denis St Pierre is just two wins away from his 4,000th career victory. The Quebec-Bred Series gets underway early on the program in the first and third races. Through the month of July there will be four weeks of elimination competition with the top eight point earners returning on Sunday, September 6 for their respective $65,000 finals. The first race is headed by the filly Double Chance, who starts from the rail for driver Sylvain Lacaille. The daughter of Majestic Son enters the race off a sharp 2:01.3 triumph in her last start, her first win in just two starts this season for owner/trainer Serge Nadeau of Scott, QC. Other contenders in the race include Gros Bill (post six) and National Trace (post 5). The second division for colts in the third race spotlights what may be the two best horses in the series, Intouchable and Promesses Imperial. Intouchable was bred to be a winner and looks the part after his first start of the 2015 season. He is sired by Angus Hall from the top mare Iceberg Angus, thus making him a full brother to top performer Maximuscle, who recently won the Quebec-Bred Series final for older trotters. Trained by Maxime Velaye for owner/breeder Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, QC, Intouchable may have been winless last year at age 2, but still earned more than $26,000. Now age 3, Intouchable wowed the fans in his first start of the season at Rideau Carlton with a 1:58.3 triumph and starts from post two in the third race for trotting master Mario Charron, who is also the reinsman for Maximuscle. But hometown fans also have their favorite in the race, Promesses Imperial, who starts from post three for owner/driver Jerome Lombar of Bromont, QC. The homebred son of Imperial Angus is on a three-race win streak at the Hippodrome 3R and in his last start took a lifetime mark of 2:01.3 on the Trois-Rivieres half mile oval. The late bloomer Seeyou Meh, is also a contender in the race and starts from the rail for driver Robert Shepherd. He has but one start in his career, but that was a winning effort in 2:02 at Georgia Downs. After scoring his fourth driving quadruple at 3R this past Sunday, leading driver Denis St Pierre is just two wins away from achieving career milestone victory number 4,000. He is listed to drive in six of the ten races on the program. Post time Wednesday is 7:00 pm. For more information visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Longtime local harness racing horseman, George Ketros, was able to steer his horse, Majestic Mystic, to victory in race four on Monday night at Grand River Raceway. Not only was it George's first training and driving win of the year but also the Majestic Son geldings first. George and wife, Mary who is the owner of Majestic Mystic, are natives of Arthur, ON and have been regulars of the local harness racing scene for over 20 years. Grand River Raceway features live harness racing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights all summer. Complete schedule info at www.grandriverraceway.com . Kelly Spencer

The recognition of the importance of the trotting sector to the overall health of the breeding and racing history by successive Harness Racing Victoria administrations paid a handsome dividend last breeding season. Five years ago there were 550 trotting mares bred from in Australia compared to 734 bred from in New Zealand, however, there has been a dramatic turnaround created by an increase in racing opportunities and split gender age classics in Victoria. Figures compiled from last season reveal that the numbers of trotting mares bred from in New Zealand had dropped 20.8% from 2009 to 581, while in Australia the situation was a mirror image with an increase of 11.8% to 615. Remarkably the percentage of trotting mares bred from in Australia in 1999/2000 represented just 4.8% (454 of 9,413) of the total mares bred from, however, the comparative figure for 2013/14 was 10.1% (603 out of a total 5,975). The figure for 2014/15 is expected to be marginally higher again. Headlining the numbers were Majestic Son USA with 97 mares, Yankee Spider with 56, Bacardi Lindy USA (43), Angus Hall USA (36), Great Success USA (28), Imperial Count USA (27), Fling It USA (25), Ready Cash (FRA) (23), Muscle Hill USA (23), Andover Hall USA (22), Victoria Trotters Derby winner Danny Bouchea (21) and La Coocaracha’s son Louey Louey Louey (20). A fascinating survey of the comparative numbers of mares served by stallions based in Australia, New Zealand, North America is illuminating, especially when looking at the situation in 1999/2000. Australian based stallions served 356 mares in the 2014/15 season (383 in 1999/2000), New Zealand based stallions served 10 mares in 2014/15 (8 in 1999/2000), North American based stallions 216 mares in 2014/15 (26 in 1999/2000) and finally European based stallions 33 mares in 2014/15 (16 in 2014/15). I think they call that internationalization. The news just keeps getting too as there is an impending announcement of the importation of a 1:53 2/5s winning son of 2007 USA Harness Horse of the Year and Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover.  Furthermore, after decades of spurning the trotter Alabar Farms will be offering the frozen semen of not only Majestic Son but also the Danish Derby winner Peak who distinguished himself by also winning the Group One NZ Trotters FFA at Addington (NZ). Peak is by French stallion Ganymede, the sire of 45 Classic winners in Europe as well the Vicbred Super Sires 4YO champion Vincennes, who won the Wagon Apollo FFA at Tabcorp Park (Melton) at his last racetrack appearance. And to think that 55 years ago there was not a single North American trotting stallion in Australia and the numbers of trotting foals being bred was less than one hundred. Thank heavens for the visionary Victorian Harness Racing Hall of Famer Chris Howe who stood Bank Note, the first American trotting stallion imported direct to Australia post WW2 in 1961, and later Mt Everest. Chris was a tireless evangelist for the trotter, however, his efforts would have counted for little had it not been for administrators such as Graeme Cochran who insisted that the Victoria Sires Stake feature three age trotting classics and furthermore under his watch the Inter Dominion Trotters Championship came to Victoria for the first time and the Victoria Trotters Oaks was inaugurated. Next Friday night at Tabcorp Park there will be a ten race all trotting programme headlined by six Group One Vicbred Super Sires Finals, a stunning endorsement of the vision of administrators who supported the never say die efforts of countless trotting breeders and enthusiasts. John Peck

It is quickly coming around to that point of the New Zealand harness racing season where we start to hand out the gongs for best performed in each age group and gait divisions. Harnesslink thought we would do a review of each of the categories with our view on where the contenders sit. Here is our review of the 4 year old trotting mares division 1) Poppymalda - 2015 Season:  10 starts,    4 wins,    1 seconds,    2 thirds,    Lt $34,613 Lovely Armbro Invasion mare who just seemed to get better as the season went on. Has a few strings to her claim for this division when you look at the stats. She won the most money during the season for a four year old trotting mare  as well as the most races for a four year old trotting mare. She saved her best for last when she was an outstanding third in the Harness Jewels, storming home for third to King Denny after being badly held up on the last corner and was the first mare home in the Group 1 fixture. 2) Majestic Time - 2015 Season:    11 starts,    3 wins,    2 seconds,    2 thirds,    Lt $27,416 High class Majestic Son mare at her best but didn't look at her best at times during the season. Threw the toys out of the cot a couple of times which added to the feeling she wasn't 100% right. Several good runs during the season but not as sharp as she was at three. Her two gallops at the Harness Jewels for no apparent reason typified her season for us. 3) All Royal Gal - 2015 Season:  14 starts,  2 wins,    3 seconds,    1 thirds,    Lt $27,757 Always looked a nice mare in the making and the daughter of Monarchy hit a purple patch of form late in the season where she looked very smart. Had her chance in the Harness Jewels after working to get handy early from the second row but just battled in the straight. Placed behind some smart horses such as Monbet during the season but just not consistent enough. Selection After weighing everything up we went for Poppymalda for the following reasons over Majestic Time. *She won the most money in this division *She won the most races in this division *First mare home in the Harness Jewels from this division. Harnesslink Media 

It is quickly coming around to that point of the New Zealand harness racing season where we start to hand out the gongs for best performed in each age group and gait divisions. Harnesslink thought we would do a review of each of the categories with our view on where the contenders sit. This is our review of the 4 year old Colts / Geldings trotters division 1) King Denny - 2015 Season:    9 starts,    4 wins,    1 seconds,    0 thirds,    Lt $95,375 Without doubt the star four year old of the season. The Majestic Son gelding won his way through to the best grades with several outstanding runs in the intermediate grades and once in with the older and more experienced trotters, raced with distinction against the likes of Stent, Sheemon and Master Lavros. Looked to have the Harness Jewels in safe keeping half way up the straight but as he has done in the past he can knock off when clear and give his supporters a fright. Everything points to him being a big player on the grand circuit next season as a five year old. 2) Mums Pride - 2015 Season:   8 starts,    5 wins,    0 seconds,    1 thirds,    Lt $60,661 Started the season with a series of outstanding wins but health issues hindered his preparation and race performance in the latter part of the season. The Monarchy gelding faced King Denny twice during the season and finished behind him on both occasions. Raced against the top liners once in the Rowe Cup and found the step up hard as many do. With only 14 runs under his belt lifetime there should be plenty of room left for further improvement and expect to see him in all the big trot races next season. 3) Belles Son - 2015 Season:    9 starts,    6 wins,    0 seconds,    0 thirds,    Lt $53,804 The find of the season in the four year old ranks. Was still a C1 in February but then preceded to win six in a row in a style of a real topliner. The Majestic Son gelding beat some nice horses on his way through the grades such as Majestic Time but did fail the big test when he came up against King Denny and company in the Harness Jewels. If he had won that he may have been a chance of winning this award but his ringcraft let him down badly and with that went his chances here. SELECTION Only one winner here with King Denny clearly the best four year old trotter in the country. The only four year old to race consistently against the best trotters in the country such as Stent, Sheemon and Master Lavros and performed with distinction against them. Harnesslink Media

COLUMBUS, MN. – Silence Son and harness racing driver (Nick Roland) used a convincing third quarter brush to overtake pacesetting El Azteca (Tim Maier) and favored Franky Provolone (Steve Wiseman) then threw in a :29 second final panel to win the $8000 Open Trot at Running Aces on Sunday night in 1:56.1.  Franky Provolone, who had captured the weekly top trot on the first two Sundays of the 2015 meet, also overtook El Azteca to finish second in his third attempt. Silence Son is owned and trained by George Reider.  It was the sixth win this season for the six-year-old altered son of Majestic Son with the first five coming at Cal-Expo in Sacramento, California.  With 22 lifetime wins in just 78 starts the winner now sports an $82,509 career bankroll. For driver Nick Roland, the win in the feature race was one of four on the program and vaulted the 32-year-old Iowa native back to the top of the dash standings after nine nights of the 53-night summer season.  Roland’s other triumphs were with Just The Way It Is (1:53.4), Hotmones (1:55.1) and Place At The Beach (1:56.1). Luke Plano scored a driving double behind Free Girl (1:56.1) and Prana (1:52.1, quickest mile of the night). Gregg Keidel Running Aces

It is quickly coming around to that point of the New Zealand harness racing season where we start to hand out the gongs for best performed in each age group and gait divisions. Harnesslink thought we would do a review of each of the categories with our view on where the contenders sit. This is a review of the 3 year old trotting colts / geldings division. 1) Speeding Spur - 2015 Season:  11 starts,    9 wins,    1 seconds, 0 thirds,  Lt $211,296 Hard to know where to start with Speeding Spur. Not only was the son of Pegasus Spur a dominant performer all season but it was in a year where there was great depth to the three year old trotting ranks. His two defeats both came at Ashburton but he went super on both occasions and lost nothing in defeat either time. The rest of the season was nine starts for nine wins, both Derbies and the Sires Stakes and several track and New Zealand records in the process. Should be a unanimous choice in this division. 2) Monbet - 2015 Season:    10 starts,    4 wins,    3 seconds,    0 thirds,    Lt $68,114 One of those horses who never seems to get the rub of the green on raceday. Drew poorly and outside of Speeding Spur in most of their clashes but pushed him close a couple of times after doing plenty of work. The son of Love You was never really driven aggressively in his races as he is such a big young immature horse and that should pay off in the long term for the connections. 3) Prince Fearless -  2015 Season: 9 starts,  2 wins,    2 seconds,    2 thirds,   Lt $66,262 Has one string to his bow and that is he did beat Speeding Spur once on his merits which is something no other horse in this division can say. Another very immature looking horse still and did well to be so competitive for suck a gangly looking youngster. The son of Majestic Son has all the attributes of a top horse but just needs to strengthen up and he will more than a match for those above him. Selection With a record of nine wins and a second from eleven starts there can no doubt that Speeding Spur had a huge season and should be a unanimous choice in this division. Harnesslink Media

It is quickly coming around to that point of the New Zealand harness racing season where we start to hand out the gongs for best performed in each age group and gait divisions. Harnesslink thought we would do a review of each of the categories with our view on where the contenders sit. This is a review of the 2 year old trotters colts / geldings division.   1) Conon Bridge - 2015 Season:    4 starts,    2 wins,    0 seconds,    1 thirds,    Lt $47,071   From just four starts the son of Raffaello Ambrosio showed enough to suggest he has a huge future in front of him. Started off the unruly in all four starts which put him at a major disadvantage compared to his rivals but still very competitive with the very best. Races without an overcheck which led to his down fall in the Harness Jewels when he dipped his head down and galloped. His recovery to run sixth was an outstanding effort in the circumstances. Looks a certainty for this award. 2) Royal Willie - 2015 Season:    7 starts,    2 wins,    2 seconds,    0 thirds,    Lt $10,986 Very smart son of Majestic Son but manners let him down big time late in the season. Good enough to sit parked at Auckland and win against the maidens and very smart in the two year old trots in the north before heading south for the Harness Jewels. Ashburton can't have agreed with him as he galloped at both the workouts prior to the Harness Jewels and on the big day itself. Expect him to be a major player as a three year old. 3) Gershwin - 2015 Season:    7 starts,    2 wins,    1 seconds,    1 thirds,    Lt $7,053 Another smart Muscles Yankee trotter but again his manners deserted him when it counted late in the season. Galloped in the Harness Jewels for no reason but staged a big recovery to run seventh. Ran High Gait to a nose in 2:00 at Cambridge which is a good indication of his ability and thereabouts in all his starts in the north prior to heading south to the Harness Jewels. Another one to watch out for as a three year old. Selection Only one horse in the running really and that is Conon Bridge and hard to make a case for any of the others ahead of him. Harnesslink Media

The old saying in harness racing that the cream always rises to the top all things being equal is never more appropriate than in the case of young North Canterbury trainer Gavin Smith. After  a promising start to his training career, Gavin had struck one problem after another from blood issues to soundness problems and it seemed to be never ending and as a result, Gavin was on the verge of giving the training game away as recently as earlier this year. The harder he tried the worse it seemed to get and not surprisingly Gavin was having thoughts of getting a Monday to Friday job to pay the bills. This from a horseman who looked just a few years earlier to have a huge future in the harness racing industry after a stellar junior driver career. Gavin started out in the industry helping out Murray Hamilton during the school holidays. " Murray was a friend of mum and dads and I would help out there during the school holidays." " The first time I sat in a cart I was hooked and from that time on this is all that I have wanted to do," Gavin told Harnesslink this week. While his parents raced the odd horse, there is no family history of involvement in the industry. " I am pretty sure I am the only one from either side of the family who is involved in the racing industry as a career," Gavin said. Hooked by harness racing, Gavin got his first job in the industry at age 16 when he went to work for Doug Gale. " Doug was really good to work for and I was there for over two years before doing a three year stint with Mark Purdon." " You never stopped learning off Mark and he was always good to watch and learn from." " From there I did over four years with David and Catherine Butt and I can never thank them enough for all the opportuniities they gave me." "It was while there that I got established as a driver and I don't think I would still be in the industry if it hadn't been for their help." " After that I did 18 months working for Graham Rogerson when he was in partnership with firstly Peter Simpson and latterly with Steven Reid and like everyone you work for, you pick up little things from them that helps give their horses that edge," Gavin said. Deciding it was time to go out training on his own, Gavin returned to Canterbury and purchased a 20 acre block at Leithfield beach and it wasn't long before he brought another adjacent 20 acre block. While his driving for outside trainers such as Phil Burrows and Robert Dunn was going great, his own team was forever having issues. " I got a bad virus that went right through the stable and the horses struggled to get over it." " I could never get their blood right and I tested everything to try to get to the source of the problem with no luck." " I just had one of those runs where nothing went right." " It got to the point where I was thinking seriously about giving the training away." " Then I got the opportunity to lease the complex at Dancingonmoonlight and I thought a change of scenery might change my luck so I moved here on April 2nd this year." " The horses were coming right before I moved here and since the move they have continued to improve." "I have put a lot of time into understanding the results of blood tests and I now like to think I can nip a lot of things in the bud before they become a major problem,"Gavin said. Gavin is thankful to his owners who stuck by him even when things weren't going that well. "Trish Dunell has been with me since I started out on my own and she has been great to train for." "She has been so loyal to the stable and its good she is getting a bit of payback now," Gavin said. Over the last few years Gavin has brought a handful of cheaper yearlings at the sales with the aim to turn them over quickly at a profit and been reasonably successful in doing so but now the plan has changed. " I am not buying as many as I use to but the quality is a lot better and they are by better sires." "I really like three that I bought at this years sales." * Filly by The Pres from Howz Lucky for $16,000 * Colt by Muscle Mass from Whosinthenest for $19,000 * Colt by Artsplace from Sirius Flight for $38,000. " They have all shown plenty to date so I am really looking forward to racing them next season," Gavin said. Gavin is also breeding from three mares in Hanover Glory, Bute Falcon and All Settled Down and has covered them with high profile stallions with Hanover Glory going to Sportswriter, Bute Falcon to Mach Three and All Settled Down to Majestic Son. As with all stables Gavin has one horse that he has really high hopes for next season. " I think Scarlett Banner could be very competitive in the big fillies races next season." " I gave her one start this season when she ran fifth to Dream About Me and Arden's Choice and then had to put her aside." " She has just blossomed in the last couple of months and I am really looking forward to next season with her," Gavin said. Since the move to his new stables Gavin has really got his mojo back, racking up 15 wins as a driver and more importantly 10 winners from his own barn. The highlight though was undoubtedly his drive on the Fred Fletcher trained Sunny Ruby to win the 3 year old Ruby on Jewels day. " Fred and Sam did such a great job just to get her there." " She never started to come right until ten days before the race so to have her ready to run 1:54 was a great training achievement." " She use to over race quite badly but they have got her to settle now so they deserve a lot of credit for the turnaround in her attitude." "She has an all round game and I think she will measure up in the best company in time," Gavin said. With the massive turnaround in stable fortunes since the move to his new stables, Gavin is looking to the future with a lot of confidence. " The move has been positive on so many fronts." Not only with the horses but I get to see a lot more of the family not having to travel so much up to Leithfield. "Sara is running the breeding side with her father Robert and so we work in together a lot with the two operations." It is working out really well, Gavin said. Gavin knows how lucky he is to be in the position he now finds himself in. "I know how hard it is for people who don't have family in the industry to get established." "When I have a look now at all the drivers who were about in my junior driving days, only Nathan Williamson and Jay Abernathy have made it in the training ranks which shows you how hard it is for a young trainer to get established in harness racing," Gavin said. With the way his team is performing at the moment and the confidence he is gaining from driving so well at present, Gavin looks poised to reach the high levels that many astute judges in the industry always thought he was destined for. Harnesslink Media

It didn’t take long to realise harness racing trainer Brent Lilley might be in for a good night at Tabcorp Park Melton. But not many could have predicted just how well the script would play out for the Bolinda horseman, who walked away from tonight's Trotters Oaks meeting with five wins – including the two feature races. It all began with five-year-old Live Or Die/Trustee Mota gelding Crusader Acey, who showed his last-start win at Shepparton was no fluke with victory in the DNR Logistics Pace over 1720m to open the program. From barrier seven reinsman Anthony Butt produced a carbon copy of his steer aboard Hollywood Sign last month when it won the Rising Stars Final, driving Crusader Acey across the field early to find the pegs before handing up to the favourite, Macho Comacho. Crusader Acey out-sprinted Macho Comacho late along the sprint lane to win by a neck in a mile rate of 1:54.1. Lilley notched a winning double in the fourth race with five-year-old Monarchy/Sun Mist mare Rosemma. The foolproof trotter dashed to the lead early from barrier five for Rodney Petroff, while stablemate and race favourite Kyvalley Pink blew its chances by galloping away. Rosemma rated 2:00.7 to hold off a fast-finishing Mister Independent by 1.1m in the Garrards Horse and Hount Trot. Lilley and Butt then snared Race 7, the TAB.com.au Pace ,with impressive gelding Lets Elope (by Real Desire out of Alta Vista), finding the lead from barrier two before staving off all comers at the finish. Lets Elope carved out splits of 30.4secs, 29.8secs, 28.5secs and 27.6secs, clocking a 1:56.4 mile rate. Punters backed Lilley and Butt in to do it again in Race 8, the night’s feature, the $60,505 Group 1 Noel Simpson Memorial Trotters Oaks. Favourite backers were grinning 2mins and 47secs after the mobile arms folded back, My Arya leading from start to finish to register a 3m win over Amarula with Little Miss Zigzag flashing home for third. The Angus Hall filly held out an early challenge from Fiery Mountain Girl to lead before getting away with a 61.3secs first half at the head of affairs. She upped the tempo down the back the last time and took the zing out of any chasers with a 28secs third quarter. Sprinting home in 29.8secs, My Arya never looked like being headed and has now won 10 of her 11 Australian starts. Her winning mile rate for tonight’s 2240m trip was 2:00.4. Lilley and Butt capped the night in Race 9 by taking out the Pryde’s Easifeed Tatlow Stakes for two-year-old trotters with Kyvalley Tinman. The son of Majestic Son/Kyvalley Kitty sat on the speed in the run before out-staying his rivals, quickly getting the better of early leader Calder Knight turning for home before seeing off a late charge by impressive filly Princess Phoenix for a 1.3m win in 2:04.2 for the 2240m journey. While Lilley made the headlines with five winners, Butt’s performance should be undersold, finishing with a metropolitan quartet of his own. In other results, Aldebaran Macha easily took out the Good Form Pace over 2240m for David and Josh Aiken, the son of Mach Three/Aldebaran Bromac too good for runner-up Hez The Wild Card in 1:56.2. Anton Golino and Todd McCarthy took out the Group 2 Bacardi Lindy Mares Trot with rising star Arboe, who held off Vics Cheval at the finish by 3.2m. Arboe, by Love You out of Lough Neagh, has now won five of six starts and has genuine star power. Arboe rated 1:59.0 over the 2240m, Claudys Princess finishing third beaten 13.2m by the winner. Bringing up a double for Todd McCarthy was Glenferrie Hood, a pacer making a name for himself in Victoria with two straight wins here. The son of Christian Cullen/Niftey Franco found the lead from gate seven early and ran along to record a mile rate of 1:53.7, defeating Sapphire Swayze by 3.6m with Im Barney Rubble third. Shes A Runa notched her 16th win at start No.27 by taking out the Empire Stallions Vicbred Championship Final for trainer Amanda Turnbull and driver Nathan Jack. The Jeremes Jet/Runacullen mare, a four-year-old, was 7.3m too strong for Gollahman, while in-form Ithappenstobeametro stuck on gamely for third. The winner’s mile rate was 1:55.5. Trainer Dean Braun looks to have another star on his hands in the form of Wardwell, who won tonight’s Pegasus Club 3YO Pace Final over 2240m. The gelding by Mach Three out of Ohappy Daze won by 7.4m over Starwyn Jasper with Brighty Valentine third in a rate of 1:59.0. Wardwell has now won three from three and bigger races look on his agenda moving forward. David Miles and his talented four-year-old Smokey Quartz capped the night with a gutsy success over Masterofthurles, that pair racing well clear of third placegetter Thunder Fee in the last race, the 2Construct Pace Final over 1720m. Smokey Quartz and Masterofthurles were involved in a speed war early, the latter eventually holding up and Smokey Quartz dropping to the leader’s back. From there Smokey Quartz eventually got out, rounded up the early pace setter and went on to score by 2.8m in a rate of 1:56.4. Smokey Quartz is a son of the great Courage Under Fire out of Pareen. View replays of all tonight's races and get full results by Cody Winnell

The harness racing season always throws up some rough results from time to time and in today's Group 1 $100,000 four year old Ruby at the Harness Jewels at Ashburton it almost happened again.   Hot favourite King Denny with Mark Purdon in the bike led from barrier one and kept up a steady tempo through the first 800 metres while a lot of his more favoured opposition did things wrong and were out of contention early.   Coming to the home turn the well supported Belles Son broke and from then on it looked like King Denny's race to lose.   Clear half way up the straight, suddenly the horse who had sat on his back the whole way Zachary Binx with Amanda Tomlinson in the bike appeared on his inside in the passing lane.   The closer it got to home the closer Zachiary Binx got but at the line he was still half a neck in arrears.   Poppymalda and Nathan Williamsom flew out of the pack late to grab third in front of an unlucky Harrysul   While King Denny paid $1:50 to win, Zachiary Binx paid a whopping $18.70 for a place.   Winning his second Harness Jewels by a small margin, the Majestic Son gelding trotted the mile in 1:55.9 with closing sectionals of 55.9 and 26.8   Mark Purdon was more relieved than anything post race.   " I was getting a bit worried the last bit."   " He just knocked off when he was clear and I had a bit of trouble getting him going again."   " He can do that every now and again but at least we still held on ," Mark said.   Amanda was smiling as though she had won the race.   " How close did I get," was all Amanda wanted to know post race   King Denny has had a great season mixing it with the very best in the latter half of the season and should be in for a big season at five.   King Denny was the fourth winner of the day for the Allstars training duo of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen.   Harnesslink Media  

The second of the annual All Aged harness racing sales was held in Christchurch today (May 29th) and there were bargins galore throughout most of the sale. A handful of mares attracted the attention of some of the commericial breeders and studs but in the main they were struggling to get anything like the service fee for the stallion that the mares were in foal to. The two top lots price wise amongst the broodmares both sold for $23,000. Lot 111 was Delizioso, a full sister to Under Cover Lover who was in foal to the first season sire, A Rocknroll Dance. Consigned by Graham Pearson who raced Under Cover Lover, Delizioso was purchased by Woodlands Stud. The other mare to make $23,000 was Lot 135, Shesachristian who won $123,534 on the racetrack and is in foal to Bettors Delight. Consigned by Trevor Casey, she was knocked down to well known Canterbury breeder Don Bates Trevor Casey was also the vendor of Lot 127, Pita Pocket who has left three nice winners to date and was in foal to Art Major. She was also knocked down to Don Bates for $22,000. The only other mare to make more than ten thousand in the sale ring was Lot 131, Royal Gem who is a grand-daughter of Tandias Courage. Consigned by Lincoln Farms, Royal Gem was sold in foal to Sir Lincoln and was purchased by Charlie Roberts for $14,000. Woodlands Stud brought Lot 119, the racewinning mare Kamwood Bluechip for $2,000 with a Tintin In America colt on her and promptly offered the colt for sale later in the day where he made $2600. Quite a few mares didn't even attract a bid from the gallery which must be really disheartening for the vendors. When it became the weanlings turn to go through the sales ring, again there was plenty of bargins to be had with a lot of the weanlings making nothing close to their service fee. The only weanling to make more than $10,000 was Lot 161 which was a half brother by Majestic Son to this season's handy three year old trotter in One Yankee Hall. The dam Leithe Ellen is a Muscles Yankee half sister to the outstanding squaregaiter The Fiery Ginga so the weanling has plenty going for him breeding wise. He was consigned by the Williams from Waimate and purchased by Ian Hood of Ashburton. The second best price was $9300 for Lot 170 which is a Christian Cullen three quarter sister to the brilliant Stunnin Cullin. Consigned by Paul Renwick of Christchurch, she was purchased by Brent and Sheree McIntyre of Macca Lodge.   Lot Name Colour Sex Sire Dam Vendor Buyer Location Price   101 Zest Philly B M Christian Cullen Zena Hanover Messrs. S. M. Elliffe Kaikohe & M. D. Habgood Auckland Not sold, Res $3,500     102 Ado's M C BL M Grant Our Wishes Sticky Two Step Trouble Lodge Methven Not sold, Res $500     103 Affectionate Lady B M Presidential Ball Love Me Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch MR W G CAMERON CHCH $250 104 Be Bee Pat B M Brylin Boyz Go Pat Messrs. J. P. Hunter Dunedin & D. M. Stumbles Ranfurly Not sold     105 Enchanter Franco BR M Badlands Hanover Emily Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR W G CAMERON CHCH $200 106 Bizzie Girl B M In The Pocket True Lies Mr. D. W. McDonald Rangiora WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $2,000 107 Crush B M Bettor's Delight Magnificent Yield Lincoln Farms Limited Kumeu Withdrawn     108 Exceptional Lass B M Rustler Hanover Rare Charm Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR KENNETH A DIXON as agent CHCH $300 109 Can't Teach That BL M Bettor's Delight Swinger Mr. K. R. Shadbolt Ladbrooks WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $1,500 110 Destiny In Motion B M In The Pocket L'Armour Messrs. I. M. & J. M. Taylor Halswell BEN WALDRON ASHBURTON $1,000 111 Delizioso B M In The Pocket Vain Franco Mr. G. J. Pearson Waipara WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $23,000 112 Freedom Reigns B M Live Or Die Mainland Reign Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Not sold, Res $1,000     113 Divine B M Christian Cullen Soky's Sunday Rosedale Farm Ladbrooks MRS M CARSON HELENSVILLE $2,200 114 Flying Nun C M Sundon Nun Du Plat Tobago Lodge West Melton Not sold, Res $3,500     115 Hershey Franco B M Falcon Seelster High Tops Hanover Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR W G CAMERON CHCH $300 116 Natural Iscape B M Artiscape Natural Holme Lincoln Farms Limited Kumeu WM & JA MCHUGH OAMARU $200 117 Harper B M Art Major Lils Dream Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch REGENCY WOOLS (NZ) LTD CHCH $2,000 118 Happy Golucky B M Cameleon Lumber Lie Mr. M. J. & Mrs. L. A. Dent Western Australia Not sold, Res $1,800     119 Kamwood Blue Chip B M Christian Cullen Kamwood Cameo Mr. A. K. Malcolm Ashburton WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $2,000 120 J D Pat B M Sundon Go Pat Messrs. J. P. Hunter Dunedin & D. M. Stumbles Ranfurly MR N P STEWART AMBERLEY $400 121 La Luciola B M Badlands Hanover Pacific South Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton DL & VA MITCHELL CHCH $4,300 122 Kamaria B M Falcon Seelster Tamarind Mr. G. A. Iggo Christchurch WM & JA MCHUGH OAMARU $500 123 Leryn Franco B M Lis Mara Lewinsky Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR G J CRABBE CHCH $300 124 Preside Over B M Presidential Ball Chevyover Lincoln Farms Limited Kumeu WM & JA MCHUGH OAMARU $200 125 Magic Flute B M Falcon Seelster Pipes Of Pan Mr. C. H. Stanbury Christchurch Not sold     126 Lets Appeal BR M Holmes Hanover Terrific Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR W G CAMERON CHCH $200 127 Pita Pocket B M In The Pocket Caps Off Mr. T. G. Casey Christchurch NORWEGIAN WOOD BREEDING LTD LEESTON $22,000 128 Lils Dream B M Smooth Fella Miss Denover Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch GEOFFERY BARNES AUSTRALIA $3,200 129 Princess Of Diamonds B M Christian Cullen Glamour Dream Glenbrook Park Standardbreds Mosgiel Withdrawn     130 Lonnie Franco B M Falcon Seelster Looks The Part Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $8,000 131 Royal Gem B M Christian Cullen Tania Tandias Lincoln Farms Limited Kumeu MR CJ ROBERTS PAPAKURA $14,000 132 Mauresmo BR M Falcon Seelster Vicario Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR CJ ROBERTS PAPAKURA $6,000 133 Sharapova B M Armbro Operative Money Back Jordash Breeding Trust Christchurch CHRIS WALSH   $2,750 134 Monkey Bay B M Mach Three Tuapeka Vale Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch Not sold, Res $15,000     135 Shesachristian BR M Christian Cullen Achy Breaky Heart Messrs. T. G. Casey S. Hausler A. Doherty & Mrs. K. Doherty Christchurch NORWEGIAN WOOD BREEDING LTD LEESTON $23,000 136 Navigator Franco C M Live Or Die New Review Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Not sold     137 Soleil D'or BR M In The Pocket Corbie Mr. S. R. & Mrs. C. J. Baucke Invercargill KJ HAYCOCK TUAKAU $2,600 138 Nicky's Delight B M Artsplace Nicky's Dream Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $7,000 139 Tamarind B M Panorama Rafiki Mr. G. A. Iggo Christchurch Not sold, Res $6,000     140 Nostalgic Franco B M Rustler Hanover No Time Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton BERYL PEARS CAMBRIDGE $1,000 141 Tarseal Queen B M Bettor's Delight Arden's Queen Lincoln Farms Limited Kumeu WM & JA MCHUGH OAMARU $500 142 Nicky's Girl B M Holmes Hanover Nicky Michele Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton I H HOOD ASHBURTON $4,200 143 Tiz Tough B M Falcon Seelster Tizaway Tiz Mr. P. S. Fry Upper Moutere P YOUNG ASHBURTON $800 144 Raza Sharp B M Mach Three Gretna's Girl Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton G & JF MCMASTER CHCH $1,600 145 Tricky Girl BR M Bettor's Delight Annie Jay Mr. D. W. McDonald Rangiora MR CJ ROBERTS PAPAKURA $10,000 146 Nicky's Power B M Falcon Seelster Nicky's Dream Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton WOODLANDS STUD (NZ) LTD TAKANINI $300 147 Una Bromac BL M Live Or Die Universal Kim Mr. T. G. Casey Christchurch NORWEGIAN WOOD BREEDING LTD LEESTON $8,000 148 Tarania Franco B M Live Or Die Tarantella Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Not sold     149 Unnamed B F Changeover Affectionate Lady Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch MR TJ & MRS AJ READMAN RANGIORA $600 150 Unnamed B F Changeover Arma Phoenix Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton G & MA SMITH ASHBURTON $2,000 Lot Name Colour Sex Sire Dam Vendor Buyer Location Price   151 Unnamed BR F Superfast Stuart Wheels Areagogo Trouble Lodge Methven Not sold, Res $1,500     152 Unnamed B C Changeover Azula Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR RG DICKSON WESTPORT $2,200 153 Unnamed BR C Lis Mara Baby Doll Rufus Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton P WAKELIN & S NOBLE OXFORD $300 154 Unnamed BR C Changeover Cassie's Medley Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton PETERHEAD FARM LIMITED ASHBURTON $7,700 155 Unnamed B C Changeover Champagne N Diamonds Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Withdrawn     156 Unnamed B C Superfast Stuart Ippica Ado Trouble Lodge Methven MR DM HANNA RANGIORA $1,200 157 Unnamed B C Changeover David's Anvil Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR SR BAUCKE INVERCARGILL $800 158 Unnamed B C Lis Mara Ella Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR JC HAY ASHBURTON $2,300 159 Unnamed B C Lis Mara Exceptional Lass Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR D TAYLOR as agent CHCH $2,800 160 Unnamed B F Gotta Go Cullen Freedom Reigns Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR JC HAY ASHBURTON $500 161 Unnamed B C Majestic Son Leithe Ellen One Over Lodge Waimate I H HOOD ASHBURTON $15,000 162 Unnamed B F Changeover Hershey Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR KYLE CAMERON RANGIORA $500 163 Unnamed B C Changeover Honey Babe Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Withdrawn     164 Unnamed B F Changeover Joyful Holmes Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Not sold, Res $5,000     165 Unnamed B F American Ideal Kurahaupo Legend Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton JOHNNIE BUTCHER PUKEKOHE $7,600 166 Unnamed B F Shadow Play Regal Banner Mr. D. M. Moore Templeton PAUL BIELBY CHCH $3,000 167 Unnamed B C McArdle La Matrone Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Withdrawn     168 Unnamed B F McArdle Last Port Of Call Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton SHUTKOWSKI P'SHIP BLENHEIM $8,700 169 Unnamed C C Live Or Die Leryn Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton M SWAIN INVERCARGILL $2,200 170 Unnamed B F Christian Cullen Mauresmo Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton BD & SA MCINTYRE GORE $9,300 171 Unnamed B C Art Official Rachel's Cullen One Over Lodge Waimate Not sold, Res $4,000     172 Unnamed B C Christian Cullen Millenium Legend Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton DEAN BRAUN AUSTRALIA $6,700 173 Unnamed B C McArdle Monkey Bay Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch GARY BAMFORD   $3,200 174 Unnamed BR C Live Or Die Naples Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton DEAN BRAUN AUSTRALIA $1,300 175 Unnamed B C Live Or Die Neverland Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton SPRING HILL FARM DUNSANDEL $3,600 176 Unnamed B F Majestic Son Time Of Reckoning Mr. R. A. Butt Christchurch MR SCOTT G DICKSON MARTON $4,500 177 Unnamed C F Live Or Die Raza Sharp Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MR A J MCCORD CHCH $1,200 178 Unnamed B F McArdle Sally Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton R STUART WAKEFIELD $3,700 179 Unnamed B F Changeover Spred It Round Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton Not sold, Res $5,000     180 Unnamed B F Gotta Go Cullen Tarania Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton P WAKELIN & S NOBLE OXFORD $700 181 Mortician C C Monarchy Bred A Monster Ms. M. A. Caig Winton JASON L TEAZ OHAUPO $4,000 182 Zahara Zuri B C Santanna Blue Chip Zahara Bromac Messrs. C. A. D. A. & C. J. Vella NSW Withdrawn     183 Gotta Party Doll B F Gotta Go Cullect My Party Doll Ms. M. A. Caig Winton MR B WEAVER AMBERLEY $1,000 184 Bobby Short B C American Ideal Chanteur Mr. W. G. Cameron Weedons MR DAVID BECKINGSALE S/BRED CHRISTCHURCH $800 185 Unnamed B C McArdle Affectionate Lady Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch MR DAVID BECKINGSALE S/BRED CHRISTCHURCH $1,100 186 Pat The Monkey G C Monkey Bones Pat's Daughter Ms. M. A. Caig Winton WM & JA MCHUGH OAMARU $3,200 187 Unnamed BL C McArdle Lils Dream Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch RJ BUTT KAIAPOI $5,600 188 Hang On Suzie B F Great Success Suzie Castleton Ms. M. A. Caig Winton JULENE SILCOCK CHCH $600 189 Unnamed B F Monkey Bones Connie Goodin Mr. W. G. Cameron Weedons MATT VAN DER COLK   $400 190 Unnamed B C McArdle Monkey Bay Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch MA & LA HEADS EDENDALE $4,100 191 Sweet Jeweliette B F Monarchy Under The Sun Ms. M. A. Caig Winton MD & LT ALFELD CHCH $3,500 192 Unnamed B F Santanna Blue Chip This Time Christian Mr. W. G. Cameron Weedons Not sold     193 Bank Raider B G Falcon Seelster Fill The Purse Brosnan Standardbreds Syndicate Rangiora I H HOOD ASHBURTON $1,050 194 Unnamed B F Changeover Lils Dream Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch M SWAIN INVERCARGILL $2,400 195 Cam's Allure B F Gotta Go Cullen Charm Bracelet Mr. W. G. Cameron Weedons Not sold     196 One Night Stand C M Love You Sheez Speedy Mr. C. P. & Mrs. M. B. Iggo Kaiapoi S L MCCAFFREY CAMBRIDGE $2,500 197 Unnamed BR C Sands A Flyin Monkey Bay Mrs. J. M. Sharples Christchurch SE & MA VALENTINE AUSTRALIA $5,200 198 Elite Magic B C Elsu Magic Marg Brosnan Standardbreds Syndicate Rangiora Not sold, Res $500     199 Exotic Desire B F Real Desire Exotic Maid Mr. W. G. Cameron Weedons B F BRICE CHCH $300 200 Art Of Imitation B F Art Official Navigator Franco Nevele R Stud Ltd Prebbleton MA & LA HEADS EDENDALE $700 Lot Name Colour Sex Sire Dam Vendor Buyer Location Price   201 Extreme Three B H Matt's Scooter All Included Mr. M. J. House West Melton Withdrawn     202 Hot Pants B M Majestic Son Dutch Annie Mr. T. G. Casey & Ms. N. C. Rasmussen Christchurch Withdrawn   Harnesslink Media        

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015 - Everything went according to plan for driver Trevor Henry and three-year-old trotting colt Olympic Son as the duo captured the first Gold Series Leg of the 2015 season at the harness racing meeting at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Wednesday evening. Starting from Post 3 in the $52,500 contest, Henry sent Olympic Son directly to the front and the colt cruised along unchallenged to a two and one half length victory in 1:58.2. Luck O The Irish and fan favourite Covert Operative finished second and third. "I kind of wanted to be on the front with him," said Henry of the Majestic Son colt. "I know he's good on a half - I won at Hanover with him last year - so that's kind of where I wanted to be." A two-time winner at the Grassroots level last season, Olympic Son is trained by Paul Reid for owner-breeder Robert Key of Leechburg, PA. The second division saw local favourite El Diablo Hall match the 1:58.2 clocking, sailing under the wire four and one-half lengths ahead of Namesmuscle and Concept. El Diablo Hall is trained by Anthony Montini for London's Dale Hunter, Rick Podolinsky of Alvinston, Albina Montini of Acton and Paul Giammichele of Burlington. The win marked the first start of the season for Windsong Espoir son El Diablo Hall, who was the Grassroots Final runner-up at two. Lightly rated Winning Wizard and driver Paul MacDonell conjured up a win in the third division, reeling in the favourites down the stretch to claim the 1:57.1 victory. Favourite Hemi Seelster finished one-quarter length back in second with Alacrity rounding out the top three. Richard "Nifty" Norman conditions Winning Wizard and Neven Botica of Perth, Australia owns the gelded son of Kadabra, who was making his first appearance in an Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle. Fan favourite Rubber Duck took home the final Gold Series trophy of the evening, halting the teletimer at 1:57.3 in his Ontario Sires Stakes debut. Platoon Seelster and Jayport All Muscle completed the triactor. Sylvain Filion engineered the win for trainer Julie Walker and owners Blair and Erna Corbeil of Beaumont, AB. The 1:57.3 win established a new personal best for the son of Muscle Mass. The three-year-old trotting colts make their second Gold Series stop at Mohawk Racetrack on June 30, while Ontario Sires Stakes action races back to The Raceway at Western Fair District this Friday, May 29. As part of Friday's Molson Pace night, Ontario's exciting three-year-old pacing colts will warm up the crowd in three $70,000 Gold Series divisions before the country's top aged pacers take the track in the evening's $150,000 finale. In addition to the outstanding racing - highlighted on the large trackside video board - fans can enter to win prizes, try their luck at four guaranteed pool wagers, and join the Molson Party on the Patio. Post time for Friday's festivities is 7:15 pm. Ontario Horse Racing - Check site here - www.ontariohorseracing.caF

Pompano Beach, FL...May 27, 2015...Hall of Fame Driver Wally Hennessey had a Hall of Fame Night at the harness racing meeting at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, winning five of the nine races, including a sweep of the two feature events.   Hennessey kicked off the program with a handy win back of the amazing mare Godiva Seelster in the $8,500 co-featured "Winners Over" pace for mares.   In winning, Godiva Seelster extended her streak of paychecks to 55 covering her every start as a three year-old, four year-old and, thus far, five year-old seasons.   Taking the lead as the gate's wings folded, this daughter of Camluck clocked panels of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:25.3 before an eye-popping :26.3 sprint home left her 5 1/4 lengths clear of Artful Impulse, driven by Andy Santeramo.   Real Nice Girl and Joe Sanzeri teamed up to be third, almost 10 lengths away, with Keystone Christa and Goldstar Rockette next in the quintet.   In a post race interview, Hennessey said, "You can pretty much just copy what I said about her last week.   The fractions were just about the same and she just keeps on doing this all on her own.   It seems like I never ever have to ask her for anything. She might not win every start....but she sure tries hard every start. She's just amazing that she has been so good so long."   Trained by Dan Hennessey for owners Paul and Patricia O'Neil, " Lady Godiva" now sports a 6-3-0 scorecard in nine starts this year, good for $37,500. She's now banked $146,332 lifetime to go along with her 1:51.1 mark.   Off at 1 to 20 in the betting, Godiva Seelster paid $2.10 to win.   After capping off the early daily double with The Muscler ($5.60) , Hennessey came back in the third race to capture the other co-feature, the $8,500 "Winners Over" trot with Count Speed, also trained by Dan Hennessey for the O'Neil's, in 1:55.4.   Count Speed, a six year-old gelding by Majestic Son, also had an easy time of it, taking the lead at the word "go" and then proceeding through sensible fractions of :28.2, :57.2 and 1:26.4 before using a :29 finale to score an unscathed win measuring 1 1/2 lengths over My Revenuer and Tom Sells.   Gold Savage, handled by Mickey Mc Nichol, finished third followed by On The Tab and Verdi (Count Speed's stablemate), the latter making a rare miscue just past the opening station.   In winning, Count Speed stretched his winning streak to six--he's now 6 for 8 this year--good for 2015 bounty of $25,720 and $224,120 career-wise.   Count Speed was 2 to 5 on the board and paid $2.80 to win.   Win number four for Hennessey came in the conditioned trot with Legend Field ($8.80), this chestnut five year-old son of SJ's Caviar just up in the final stride to win in 1:57.   Hennessey capped off his "Hall of Fame" night by guiding the claiming pacer American Gold to his fourth straight win--this one in 1:54.1 as the 7 to 5 favorite.   Hennessey now has 8,755 lifetime wins.   Racing continues on Saturday night at Pompano Park with a carryover in the Super Hi-5 of $1,783.71.   John Berry for Pompano Park  

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