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Bet On Roulette (Bettor's Delight) won the Open Pace on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for the third time this season. Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey piloted the race's 6-5 betting favorite and got a pocket ride for Bet On Roulette behind invader Off Lika Promdress (Austin Siegelman) who cut the mile in his Open debut. Bet On Roulette closed sharply in the passing lane and outpaced his rivals in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:53.4 en route to his fourth win of the season. Off Lika Promdress held second while Mortal Zin (Billy Dobson) toughed out a first over journey to finish third in the $17,000 Open Pace. Bet On Roulette's trainer Paul Kelley also won Friday night's 'Winners Over' trot with Crazy About Pat. Hennessey piloted three winners on the Saturday card. Live racing resumes on Tuesday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 7:05pm. Mike Sardella  

Brussel Sprout (Glidemaster) continued his recent hot streak on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The five year old trotter moved into the $15,000 claimers a few weeks ago and is now three-for-three in that class following a frontrunning victory in 1:58.2 on a chilly summer night in the Spa City. The Allan Johnson-trained trotter set a lifetime mark last week when he overcame a tough trip to prevail in 1:56.3 and extended his win streak on Thursday night. Pop My Buttons (Phil Fluet) sat the pocket to the favored winner and finished second to complete a chalky $4.40 exacta while Holy Smokes (Stephane Bouchard) completed the triple. Brussel Sprout was driven to victory by Austin Siegelman. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 7:05pm.  Mike Sardella

Keystone Wallace (Yankee Glide) dominated his competitors in the $6,500 featured race on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Dan Hennessey-trained trotter won in the same class last month but was a beaten favorite in his prior start before going off as the race's 5-2 second choice on Wednesday. Reinsman Wally Hennessey moved Keystone Wallace first over at the half and overpowered the race's favorite before running off to a double digit length lead and stopping the timer in 1:59.1 over the sloppy Spa oval. Longshot The Duke Of Conway (Bruce Aldrich Jr) closed to finish second while Stirling Accord (Yankee Glide) earned the show spot. Live racing continues on Thursday night with a first post time of 7:05pm. Mike Sardella  

Ronny Bugatti (Art Major) posted the second fastest mile in the history of Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saturday night's Open Pace. The fractions were sizzling early and the 3-5 favorite Ronny Bugatti and driver Austin Siegelman sat patiently through a first half in 54.4. The four year old Allan Johnson-trained pacer moved first over and fought gallantly before edging away in the stretch to prevail in a dazzling 1:50.4. It was a clean sweep of the Opens this weekend for Siegelman and Johnson as Backstreet Hanover and Campanile swept the Friday night "double feature" and Ronny Bugatti completed the Open hat trick with the historic Saturday score. Panocchio (Gerry Mattison) followed the winner's cover to end up second in the $17,000 feature while BJ's Guy (Bruce Aldrich Jr) held on for third. The only faster mile in track history than the one put up by Ronny Bugatti on Saturday came in last year's Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace when Bolt The Duer stopped the clock in an eye-popping 1:49. The 2014 edition of the $260,000 Gerrity Pace will take place next Saturday night. Live racing resumes on Tuesday night at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post. Mike Sardella

Three year old pacer Jokes Jet (Jereme's Jet) returned to Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday, the spot where she broke her maiden as a freshman in 2013. The Geoff Howles-trained filly returned to town after a long stint racing north of the border. Jokes Jet did not get her 2014 campaign off to a good start while racing strong competition at Mohawk Raceway but the return to the Spa resulted in a return to the winner's circle for the sophomore pacer. Jokes Jet and driver Stephane Bouchard set fast fractions on the lead on Thursday night and squared off in what amounted to a match race with rival invader Legal Process (Billy Dobson). Those two fillies battled throughout the entire second lap before Jokes Jet drew clear in the stretch to win in a career best 1:55.3. Jokes Jet, who earned just shy of $60,000 as a two year old last year, was the 1-5 in the $5,000 race for fillies and mares. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm. Mike Sardella  

There were longshots galore in the New York Sire Stakes on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Two year old filly trotters were in town and comprised five divisions of the $32,700 Sire Stakes for freshman highsteppers. There was only one favorite who prevailed among stakes fillies on Wednesday as Pig Hunt (Conway Hall) scored a convincing win for driver George Brennan in 2:01.1 at odds of 1-5. The fastest winner of the night for the freshman fillies was Miss B’ville J (Rc Royalty) who wired the field for Jim Morrill Jr in 1:59.2. It was the second victory on the season and easily a new lifetime mark for the Tracy Brainard-trained filly. Miss B’ville J went off at odds of 5-1. Three longshots won the remaining three stakes races as Concentration (Conway Hall) upset for driver Chris Lems at 16-1, Counsellor As (Conway Hall) prevailed for reinsman Marcus Johansson at 17-1 and Dancewithme Chuck (Lucky Chucky) scored at odds of 19-1 with Charlie Norris in the sulky. The New York Sire Stakes return to Saratoga on Saturday August 16th, the same night that the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free-For-All Pace will take place. Live racing continues on Thursday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 7:05pm.   Mike Sardella

Montana Skies (Conway Hall) recorded her first ever local victory on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The five-year-old mare took all of 2013 off after a great start to her career. Montana Skies had earned over $90,000 in her two and three-year-old campaigns before being sidelined last year. Making her local debut this season for trainer Tim Dickie, Montana Skies wasn't able to find the winner's circle while racing in the $15,000 conditional-claimers, but came into Thursday night's $5,800 trotting race off of four consecutive third place finishes against tougher. The class drop and a cover trip served as the right formula for Montana Skies who moved off her cover and tracked down the favored Derby (Ray Schnittker) in the stretch before recording a lifetime best 1:58.4 victory with Brian Cross in the sulky. Derby, the race's odds-on favorite came up second best while Jackie Goldstein (Kim Crawford) finished third. Live racing continues at Saratoga on Friday night with a first post time of 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Campanile (No Pan Intended) recorded a last-to-first victory in the $17,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night. The Allan Johnson trained five year old had been the runner up in three consecutive features but got it done on Tuesday night parlaying a second over journey to a seasonal best 1:53.1 victory. Austin Siegelman piloted Campanile to her fifth win of the season and third in the local Open. It's A Miracle (Bruce Aldrich Jr) was the runner up to hit the board for the seventh consecutive start at the Spa while Godiva Seelster (Dan Cappello Jr) earned the show spot. Campanile is owned by Michael Casalino Jr of Freehold, NJ. Live racing continues on Wednesday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

It's A Miracle (Always A Virgin) broke the track record for four-year-old pacing mares on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. After finishing second and third in her first three tries in the $17,000 Sunday feature, It's A Miracle scored despite a first over journey. Bruce Aldrich Jr.piloted the Jose Godinez-trained mare to the 1:52.1 victory, a time that broke the mark for four-year-old mares and matched the time set by Let's Go Higher as the fastest for a mare this year at the Spa. The win was of four on the card for Aldrich. Live racing resumes on Thursday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

On Sunday afternoon, Let’s Go Higher (Cole Muffler) continued her stretch as the most consistent participant in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Heidi Rohr-trained mare was the Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year last year at the Spa and after going wire-to-wire in Sunday’s $17,000 Open, now owns three victories this season in the top race for distaff pacers. Shawn Gray sat behind Let’s Go Higher as they made every pole a winning one before stopping the timer in 1:53.4, holding off a late bid from the favored It’s A Miracle (Bruce Aldrich Jr) who ended up as the runner up. So Nice (Billy Dobson) earned the show spot behind the six year old Let’s Go Higher who owns a share of the track record for Aged Pacing Mares after prevailing in 1:52.1 on June 1st. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

On Saturday night, Source Of Pride (American Ideal) became the first horse to win as many as two Open Paces this year at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Tracy Brainard-trainee announced his presence in the Saturday feature with authority last week as he not only prevailed in his first try against the top horses the track has to offer but did so in 1:52, the fastest mile of the season at the Spa. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted Source Of Pride once again on Saturday and had to settle for a first over journey to the race's favorite Eighteen (Billy Dobson). Source Of Pride wore down the public choice and emerged with a 1:52.3 victory. His win not only made him the first two-time winner of the Open Pace this year but made him the first horse to win back-to-back Opens since March of 2013. Longshot Recent News (Shawn Gray) closed to be second in the $17,000 feature while Eighteen held on for third. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

Mach To The Max (Mach Three) recorded his second consecutive victory in the JP Morel Memorial Pacing Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The three-year-old pacer made his local debut back in April with a solid third place finish. Things have only gotten better for the Jackie Rousse trainee since then and he will head into next week’s Series Final as the one to beat. On Sunday, Billy Dobson sat the pocket with Mach To The Max behind fellow Leg One winner Sassy Hanover (Bruce Aldrich Jr). Mach To The Max flew by around the final turn and stopped the timer in a career best 1:55.3. Making good at odds of 1-5, Mach To The Max became the only back-to-back winner in the pacing series that honors the memory of longtime Saratoga driver JP Morel. Sassy Hanover will take part in next week’s Final as well following his second place finish behind Mach To The Max while Regalwood (Jim Devaux) closed to finish third. The other division of the series that was contested on Sunday saw My Name Is Sam (American Ideal) secure a win in 1:56.1 for trainer-driver Jay Randall. The Series Final, scheduled to be contested for a purse of upwards of $15,000, will take place next Sunday. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Stephane Bouchard recorded win number 8,000 for his career on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The veteran reinsman is a multiple driving champion at Yonkers and Monticello Raceways and has become a full time pilot at Saratoga in recent years. The 47-year-old Bouchard reached the historic milestone while sitting behind trotter Lotto Winner (Credit Winner) for trainer Sam Schillaci. Lotto Winner was coming off a win by more than a dozen lengths last week when she just held on for a wire to wire score for Bouchard on Sunday’s matinee. The Canadian native becomes a very rare driver to pilot as many as 8,000 winners in a career and isn’t close to being done yet. Bouchard, who finished second in the driver standings last season at Saratoga, is once again in the top five this year. He was joined by friends and family for a presentation in the winner’s circle recognizing his terrific achievement. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Village Jackson continued the lengthy streak of different harness racing winners in the Saturday night Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night. Though he had finished second or third in the previous three Opens, Village Jackson (Camluck) had never recorded an Open score but that changed after outsprinting his rivals home in Saturday’s $17,000 feature for driver Jimmy Devaux. Dismissed at odds of 12-1, the Geoff Howles-trained speedster stopped the clock in 1:55.3 for the Open score after making a sweeping move late in the mile. Longshot Kyle Major (Jason Ryan) finished second while the favorite Rock To Glory (Bruce Aldrich Jr) had to settle for third after being shuffled back until getting loose late in the stretch. Despite it being a six horse Open because of two scratches, the exacta returned $116.50 and the trifecta came back a hefty $1,024. There have still been no two-time winners this season in the Saturday feature.   Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at the Spa with a matinee beginning at 12:45pm. By Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Slugfest (Conway Hall) continued his Open Trot dominance on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Maureen Salino-trainee scored his fourth consecutive win in the local feature behind a 1:56.4 victory from post eight. Jay Randall piloted Slugfest to the fastest time of the season for any trotter at the Spa. Despite winning three straight Opens, Slugfest was dismissed at odds of 7-1. Obrigado (Kim Crawford) was the runner up for the second straight week behind Slugfest while Just Make Believe (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot just as he did in last week’s Friday feature. The exacta returned $84.50 and the trifecta came back $356. Slugfest became the first horse in several seasons to win four consecutive Opens at Saratoga. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

My Sweet Mandy (Mach Three) pulled off a mild upset in the $6,000 conditional-claimer at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night. Billy Dobson piloted the mare for trainer Allen Sisco and sat third behind the race’s favorites Muncie (Shawn Gray) and Kamanche Moon (Mark Beckwith). The gray mare slid out heading to three quarters and pounced on her rivals securing the win in 1:56.4. My Sweet Mandy was the lone lady and bested the boys at odds of 11-1. Kamanche Moon wound up finishing second while Muncie held on for third. By Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

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