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Waiting On A Woman (Northern Bailey) went wire to wire in Sunday afternoon's Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. After winning both of his local starts last year for his new harness racing connections, Waiting On A Woman started out his 2015 campaign with a third place finish last week. On Sunday afternoon, the seven year old Margaret Spagnola trainee would not be denied, scoring a front running win in 1:57.4 with Frank Coppola Jr in the sulky. Dismissed at odds of 6-1, Waiting On A Woman moved his career earnings to over the $300,000 mark with his victory in the $18,000 feature. Last year's Trotter of the Year Slugfest (Jay Randall) finished second while invader Pine Credit (Marcus Miller) earned the show spot. Waiting On A Woman returned $14.60 and led an exacta that returned $51.50 and trifecta that came back $248. Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon with a first post time of 4:00pm. Mike Sardella

RU Ready To Rock (Bruce Aldrich Jr) took advantage of an early speed duel in the $18,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway and swooped the group to record a victory in the feature. The seven year old Jose Godinez trainee got away sixth in the seven horse Open but after first half fractions of 26.4 and 55.4 came charging hard three wide in the final quarter to secure the victory in 1:55.1. The race's co-favorite at 2-1, RU Ready To Rock recorded his fourth win of the season. His stablemate BJ's Bequia (Rocknroll Hanover) prevailed in the "undercard" to the Open, scoring on the front end for Aldrich in the $15,000 Winners Over pace. Aldrich piloted three winners on the Saturday card. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee beginning at 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Linda Marie (Crazed) continued her breakout sophomore season on Friday night as the Jim Doherty Jr-trained trotting mare scored her fifth victory in her last six starts. Linda Marie came to Saratoga Casino and Raceway from Monticello for the first time two weeks ago while on a four race win streak and finished a strong second in her local debut. In Friday night's $8,900 trotting feature, driver Bruce Aldrich Jr positioned the four year old trotting mare in the pocket behind the race's favorite Dony Andreas (Jordan Derue) and surged by in the stretch to win a photo with runner up Imperial Storm (Jim Devaux) and Dony Andreas who had to settle for third. Linda Marie, who now owns five wins in her seven seasonal starts, set a new lifetime mark of 2:00.3 on the chilly Friday night in Saratoga. She returned $12.60 to win and led an exacta and trifecta that returned $57.50 and $122.50, respectively. Live racing continues on Saturday night at the Spa with a 6:45pm first post. Mike Sardella  

Wicked Business (Art Official) showed early speed on Thursday evening and won the $8,300 harness racing featured pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Austin Siegelman catch drove Wicked Business for trainer Mark Ford after the four year old had posted back to back third place finishes in his previous two starts. Siegelman found some early speed on Thursday from the young pacer and they never faced an anxious moment before stopping the timer in 1:55.4. The race's second choice in the betting, Wicked Business bested favored Glory Beach (Bruce Aldrich Jr) and Calvin B (Brian Cross) who earned the show spot. The victory was one of four on the card for Siegelman, last year's up-and-coming driver award winner at Saratoga. Live racing continues on Friday evening with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Here Comes Numbers (Here Comes Herbie) prevailed in Sunday’s $17,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Jim Morrill Jr piloted the Ron Burke-trained seven year old to a front running score in the matinee’s featured race. Here Comes Numbers stopped the timer in 1:57.3 while scoring by open lengths over Red Hot Herbie (Billy Dobson) who was the runner up. Waiting On A Woman (Frank Coppola Jr) earned the show spot in his return. Here Comes Numbers paid $8.40 to win and led an exacta that returned $63 and a trifecta that came back $227.50. Morrill and Burke also teamed up to win the Saturday night feature with Statesman N. Live racing resumes on Thursday with a 4:00pm first post time for the twilight racing card.  Mike Sardella

Statesman N (Christian Cullen) had to settle for second best as the betting public's favorite in last Saturday night's $17,500 feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway but this week, the Ron Burke-trained eight year old would not be denied. Statesman N, who came from off the pace in last week's 'Winners Over' pacing feature, moved out to the early lead for driver Jim Morrill Jr on the foggy Saturday night in Saratoga. Once he got to the lead, the 1-5 favorite would not be denied and hit the wire first in 1:54.3. Classic Gent (Stephane Bouchard) sat the pocket to the winner and held strong in the stretch to finish second while longshot JK Panache (Jim Devaux) earned the show spot. While Statesman N was the feature winner, it was Mickey Hanover (Billy Dobson) who put up the fastest time of the young season at the Spa with a sensational victory that came in 1:52.4. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee beginning at 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Justice Boy (Justice Hall) completed the second half of back to back victories on the Friday night harness racing program for trainer Rob Harmon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Yonkers invader Justice Boy drew post position eight for his local debut but driver Bruce Aldrich Jr had no trouble making the early lead with the four year old trotter. Once they got there, they would never face a challenge before drawing away to a convincing score in 1:58.3 highlighted by a final half in 58.1. Justice Boy's victory came in the $8,300 co-featured trotting race on the card. His stablemate Always As Fast (Always A Virgin) was the public's 1-9 betting favorite but made his backers sweat early as he made a break after the start. After landing in seventh, the Harmon-trained Always As Fast made a big move in the final half and wound up avenging his early break to prevail in 1:58.2. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Savage Cinderella (Keystone Savage) was the named the top claiming trotter of the year for the $5,000-$6,000 in 2014 and on Thursday was back in the form that she displayed through the majority of last season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Joe Carrubba-trained trotting mare drew the rail in her second start of the year and was moved out to the early lead by reinsman Jimmy Devaux. Bet down to odds of 1-5 on Thursday's twilight race card, Savage Cinderella never faced a legit challenge before drawing away to win by more than six lengths in 2:00.1 in the evening's five claiming trot. Live racing takes place on Friday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Trainer Rene Allard and driver Billy Dobson swept the co-features on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Allard's Dancehall Mistress (Angus Hall) went last to first to secure the victory in the $18,000 Open Trot in 1:56. The Yonkers invader sat patiently early on but flew late to record her first win of the season. Her stablemate Yagonnakissmeornot (The Panderosa) made her seasonal debut on Sunday after a sensational 2014 campaign in which she made more than a half million dollars. Like Dancehall Mistress, Yagonnakissmeornot was assigned the outside post in her half of the Sunday co-feature and had to go last to first in order to secure the victory. She did so while pacing to victory in 1:54.2. Allard and Dobson not only swept both halves of the double feature but piled up four winners on the card. Live racing resumes on Thursday with a 4:00pm first post. Enjoy Happy Hour every Thursday from 4-7pm featuring $1 hot dogs and draft beers. Mike Sardella  

Abbeylara (Dragon Again) pulled off the mild harness racing upset in Saturday night's featured race at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Jose Godinez - trained pacer was assigned the rail as he came to town from the claiming ranks at Yonkers. Bruce Aldrich Jr piloted Abbeylara as, together, they blasted out to the early lead. Met with the challenge of fellow Yonkers invader and big time betting favorite Statesman N (Jim Morrill Jr) around the final turn, Abbeylara dug in his heels and turned back the 1-5 public choice after at one point getting passed by that rival in the stretch. Abbeylara returned $12.40 to win while Statesman N had to settle for second. Talking Blues (Billy Dobson) came on to finish third in the $17,500 featured race on the first Saturday night race card of the season at the Spa. The win for Abbeylara was one of three on the card for trainer Jose Godinez and driver Bruce Aldrich Jr as they also teamed up for victories with pacers Grandpa Don and Upfront Country Boy. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee kicking off at 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Morosita Bi (Equinox Bi) picked up where she left off last season on Friday night when she scored a victory in the $9,000 featured race at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The claiming trotter of the year for her level in '14, Morosita Bi sat out the majority of the winter but made her return in style on Friday. The lone mare of the race, Morosita Bi brushed up along frontrunning Pocket Passer (Jordan Derue) around the final turn and cruised by in the final strides. After the race's odds-on favorite Teach Me To Bucky made a break at the start, Pocket Passer powered up to the lead and held it throughout before giving way late to the 19-1 shot Morosita Bi. The five year old mare beat the boys for driver Austin Siegelman and trainer Chris Marino. Live racing continues on Saturday evening with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Harness racing trainer Kyle Spagnola continued his good start to the 2015 season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday afternoon. Spagnola's Northern Secret (Angus Hall) prevailed in the opener on the twilight racing card that began at 4:00pm. Northern Secret put her local win streak on the line when she drew the outside post in the $8,300 trotting feature. Frank Coppola Jr pointed the four year old mare out to the early lead and they would never look back, scoring in 1:59.4. Spagnola won the season's first feature on Sunday's opening day program when defending Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year Road Bet cruised to victory in her first start of the season. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Slugfest prevailed in the $17,000 Open Trot for the second consecutive Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Maureen Salino-trained five year old started out the year as the dominant force in the trotting feature and after an up-and-down summer, it finishing out his season in style. Sunday's win for Slugfest (Conway Hall) was his third straight win and tenth in the 2014 campaign. Jay Randall piloted Slugfest to the first over win in 1:57.3. Hldontghttoyurdrms (Frank Coppola Jr) was the runner up in the Sunday feature while the race's favorite Traverse Seelster (Billy Dobson) had to settle for third. Slugfest was announced this week as one of four nominees for Aged Trotter and Trotter of the Year at Saratoga. Live racing resumes on Thursday night with first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

The big month continued on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for harness racing trainer Jody Weidman and driver Jay Randall. The tandem has been a dynamic duo over the past few weeks at the Spa. Weidman's Bluebird Jamaican won the Spa Loyalty Claiming Series last weekend and earned over $18,000 in the three weeks of the series. The four year old trotter continued his hot streak on Friday night as he scored a convincing victory in the evening's opener. Lucid Thoughts (Cash Hall) completed a double for his connections as Weidman and Randall teamed up for a score in the $8,000 featured trotting race on Friday. The six year old trotter went wire-to-wire in 1:57.4 to record his fifth victory of the season. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Northern Secret (Angus Hall) completed a double for her connections in Thursday's trotting feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The three-year-old filly proved victorious again in her second local start behind a pocket ride for driver Frank Coppola Jr. The win in the $7,000 trotting event was the second of back-to-back scores for owner Bill Donovan and trainer Kyle Spagnola on the night. Curvature Hanover (Andover Hall) went wire-to-wire for Coppola in her local debut as Donovan and Spagnola teamed up for a pair of victories on the card. Curvature Hanover's score came in 2:01.1. Spagnola, last year's Peerless McGrath Award winner for up-and-coming trainers, has followed up his breakout 2013 with another big year in '14 sitting just outside the top ten in the local trainer standings. Live racing continues on Friday evening with first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Subliminal Hanover (Art Major) overcame a first over journey to win the $25,000 Spa Loyalty Claiming Series Final on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Subliminal Hanover was claimed last month and after a second and a fifth place finish in the series races enabled him to made the final. He was driven in the final by Austin Siegleman for new trainer Allan Johnson. The 1 1/16 mile pace was the perfect distance, as it turned out, for Subliminal Hanover who wound up scoring in 2:01.3 for the mile and 1/16. Bangbangkisskiss (Bruce Aldrich Jr) was the race's frontrunner and held strong in the stretch before getting edged late by the winner. Celestial Dreams (Jordan Derue) closed for third. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee starting at 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

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