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For the second consecutive Saturday night, Aussie Reactor A prevailed in the featured pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Kathleen Allen-trained pacer is in the midst of a big couple of months which has culminated in back to back victories in the $16,000 Winners Over pace at the Spa. Shawn Gray piloted Aussie Reactor A (Camcracker) to nearly carbon copy scores in each of the last two Saturday features. Starting from post two, the nine year old pacer marched out to the early lead and never looked back in both of his most recent victories. The eleventh win on the season for Aussie Reactor A came in 1:53.2. Spinarama (Austin Siegelman), who was the runner up to Aussie Reactor A last week, once again finished second behind his co-favorite while Village Jackson (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

There were three divisions of the second leg of the Spa Loyalty Claiming Series on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The trotters competed in harness races at distances of a mile and a sixteenth as part of the varying distances throughout the series. Mr Orlando was the fastest of the winners in leg two scoring in 2:06.2 with leading driver Billy Dobson in the sulky. Mr Orlando was claimed out of the first leg of the series and by competing in both of the qualifying legs of the series is eligible to compete in next Friday night's $25,000 Final. Mr Orlando was a wire to wire winner in the 1 1/16 race. The other winners in leg two were Passat Blue Chip (Stephane Bouchard), who finished second in the series' first leg and Need Help Here (Frank Coppola Jr), who is not eligible for the Final as he did not participate in leg one. The Spa Claiming Series for pacers takes place on Saturday night with three divisions. Live racing continues on Saturday with first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

JK Patriot completed a training double for Sam Schillaci in the $7,490 featured pacing race on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Stephane Bouchard sat behind JK Patriot (Bettor's Delight) as he brushed to lead past the opening quarter and didn't look back before stopping the timer in 1:56. Earlier in the night, Bouchard piloted the Schillaci-trained Khan Blue Chip to a career best score of 1:56.1. Both JK Patriot and Khan Blue Chip had been squaring off against some of the track's top young horses in the Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series in recent weeks. On Thursday, they comprised two-thirds of the driving triple for Bouchard on the night. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Saradella, for Saratoga Raceway  

Driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. dominated the first leg of the Spa Loyalty Claiming Series for pacers on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Aldrich, currently second in the driver standings, scored wins with Celestial Dreams (Lis Mara), Reminic (Keystone Raider) and Amped Up (Village Jolt) in the series for claiming pacers. The first leg of the series featured three $7,500 divisions contested at a distance of 3/4 of a mile. Horses carried claiming tags of $6,500 in the first leg of the series whose second leg will have $9,000 claiming tags leading up to the $25,000 Final in two weeks. Reminic and Amped up were front running winners for Aldrich who came from off the pace to prevail with Celestial Dreams. There were a total of nine claims entered on six different horses in leg one of the series. Both Celestial Dreams and Amped up scored in 1:25.2 while Reminic was the fastest winner of the night stopping the clock in 1:25 for the 3/4 mile "sprints." Aldrich piloted four winners on the Saturday card. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee kicking off at 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Bluebird Jamaican (Southwind Elian) was the fastest of the winners in the first leg of the Spa Loyalty Claiming Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. There were three divisions of the $7,500 per division series races for $5,000 claiming trotters on Friday night. Jody Weidman's Bluebird Jamaican was the odds-on favorite in his division of the series and was up to the task. The four year old trotter brushed to the lead heading to the half mile pole and surged out to a commanding advantage before stopping the timer in 2:00.2, the fastest time of all the leg one trotters. Jay Randall piloted Bluebird Jamaican to the open length score. Dancin Thea also made good as the race's favorite to record a series score for Stephane Bouchard in 2:00.3 while longshot Game Changer (Austin Siegelman) pulled off the upset at 9-1 in 2:02.1. Leg two of the series will be contested next Friday when each division will be contested at a distance of a mile and 1/16 with the $25,000 Final raced at a distance of a mile and a quarter. Live racing continues on Saturday night when the Spa Loyalty Pacing Series gets underway with races contested at a distance of ¾ of a mile. First post time on Saturday is 6:45pm. by Mike Saradella, for Saratoga Raceway

Former local Horse of the Year Mymomsablizzard (CR Excalibur) went wire to wire on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The 2012 Horse of the Year at the Spa followed up her award winning season with a $124,802 campaign last year. Now as an eight year old, Mymomsablizzard isn't having her best season and dropped down to the bottom level condition to compete in the $4,200 conditional trot on Thursday. Driver Austin Siegelman moved the Allan Johnson-trained mare out to the early lead, parked a rival and went the distance for her sixth win of the '14 campaign. The win for Mymomsablizzard seemed appropriate as snow fell in Saratoga for the first time this season and the track looked like a snow globe for "Blizzard's" score which came in 1:57. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Waiting On A Woman (Northern Bailey) scored a victory in the Sunday afternoon feature for the second straight week at Saratoga. Owner Mike Polansky purchased the trotter a few weeks ago and the six year old has paid immediate dividends for his new connections going two-for-two in the $17,000 Open Trot. This week, Waiting On A Woman sat the pocket to the race's favorite Traverse Seelster (Billy Dobson) but overpowered him in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:55, the fastest for any trotter this season at the Spa. Frank Coppola Jr.piloted the new local trotting star to the Sunday score. Traverse Seelster was the runner up while Slugfest (Jay Randall) earned the show spot. Coppola piloted three winners on the Sunday card. Live racing resumes on Thursday night with a first post time of 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

With no Open Pace on the docket for the evening, the $15,500 Winners Over pace served as the Saturday feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Island Jet (Jereme's Jet) won the Open Pace earlier this season but since changing connections to the stable of trainer Rene Allard, the four-year-old has competed mostly out of town. On Saturday night, Island Jet started from post two and sat third throughout the mile before getting free in the passing lane in the stretch. Driver Stephane Bouchard went to work on Island Jet and he responded, coming on to win in 1:55. The race's 9-5 favorite, Island Jet prevailed for the seventh time this season passing rivals Trigger Finger (Jim Devaux) and Kelly's Noah (Dan Cappello Jr), who finished second and third, respectively. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee set to kick off at 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Stirling Cadet (Conway Hall) overcame post position eight to pull off the upset in the $8,000 featured race on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The three year old trotter moved to the stable of trainer Jackie Rousse in October and hit the board in three of his five starts heading into Friday night's try from post eight. Driver Frank Coppola Jr. blasted Stirling Cadet out to the early lead and the sophomore trotter never looked back. The trotter's thirteenth victory of the season came in 1:58.1 who scored the upset at odds of 8-1. The win was one of three on the card for the veteran Coppola. Live racing continues on Saturday night with a first post time set for 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Twin B Spy (Shadow Play) scored a first over victory in the $28,800 Gary Kamal Memorial Series Final on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Heidi Rohr-trained three year old was a beaten favorite in each of the two legs of the series but finished a close second and a close third in both tries. On Saturday night, driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. moved the race's 8-5 favorite first over and cruised past his rivals to secure a convincing victory in 1:54.4 on a chilly night in Saratoga. Rock N Joe (Billy Dobson) followed the top one's cover and ended up finishing second while Cheyenne Louie (Harry Landy) came on for third. The series was in memory of longtime horseman Gary Kamal who passed away several years ago. Kamal raced for a large portion of his career at the Spa. Twin B Spy is owned by Michele Nelson of Temple, ME. In the series' consolation race, I Am Will (Yankee Skyscraper) overcame post position eight to score for trainer-driver Phil Fluet in 1:55.4. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time of 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Cash Poor (Cash Hall) was one of several longshot winners on the Friday card at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The six-year-old trotter scored the upset at 11-1 odds in the $8,000 featured race with young driver Alek Chartrand in the sulky. Chartrand is in his first year as a driver and is making a bit of an impact at the Spa this season. Cash Poor wound up as a first over winner at odds of 11-1 in 1:56.3, a fast time on the chilly night in Saratoga. He paid $25.40 to win. Speed Hanover (Bruce Aldrich Jr) closed for second while Stirling Cadet (Frank Coppola Jr) finished third. Cash Poor is owned by the Traylor Racing Stable, LLC and trained by Harry Reddick Jr. Live racing continues on Saturday night with a first post time set for 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

The young trotter, Best Friend Always (Coventry), moved her record to two-for-two at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night as the Todd Buter-trained three year old set a lifetime mark. Leading driver Billy Dobson piloted Best Friend Always to an eight-plus length victory last week and on Thursday moved the filly out to the early lead. It was yet another career best for Best Friend Always as she lasted on the lead in 1:59.2 for yet another lifetime mark. The Buter-Dobson combo also scored a win with young trotter Touchhermuscles (Southwind Elian) who broke her maiden in 2:00 in the evening’s opener. Dobson piled up another five wins on the twelve race card to lengthen his lead in the driver standings. Live racing continues on Friday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm. By Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Cooking The Books (Mach Three) won the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The Jose Godinez-trained mare drew the inside post and wound up getting a pocket trip behind the race's favorite in the $17,000 co-feature. Cooking The Books closed up the inside to pull off the mild upset at odds of 7-2. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the five year old mare to her first victory in the local Open and secured a pair of wins for Godinez as the two teamed up with a win in the matinee's opener with Shortest Distance who scored her incredible 24th win of the year. Aldrich piled up four wins on the Sunday card. Crazy About Pat won the race's co-featured Open Trot for driver Shawn Gray in 1:58. Live racing resumes on Thursday night at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Moveoutofmyway (Dontgetinmyway) won his first local Open Pace on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. After finishing fourth and fifth in his two previous tries at the Spa, the Brittany Robertson-trained Moveoutofmyway drew post position three in Saturday's $17,000 Open. Ending up with a first over journey, the five year old pacer fought gamely to take the lead turning for home before being confronted by the race's favorite Ronny Bugatti (Austin Siegelman) who was trying to go last to first for his second straight feature score. Moveoutofmyway held strong in the stretch and denied Ronny Bugatti the repeat by hitting the wire first in 1:52.3. Stephane Bouchard piloted the winner who returned $8.00 to win. Ronny Bugatti had to settle for second while Trigger Finger (Jim Devaux) earned the show spot. Live racing continues at Saratoga on Sunday afternoon with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Harness racing driver Stephane Bouchard swept the two divisions of the Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.  Bouchard piloted both Jokes Jet (Jeremes Jet) and Jojo Jove (Village Jove) to wire-to-wire wins in the $7,500 per division Late Closer Series.  Jeremes Jet became the series' only repeat winner as she went coast to coast in 1:57 at odds of 1-5.  The three year old Geoff Howles-trained filly will likely head into next weekend's Final as the favorite.  Jojo Jove came up just a neck shy of prevailing in last week's leg one but would not be denied while on the engine on Friday night.  Bouchard piloted Jojo Jove to a lifetime mark of 1:57.1 for trainer Dave Byer. Live racing continues on Saturday night with first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Calvin B (Bettor's Delight) pulled off the mild upset in the $7,000 featured race at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night. The John Cross-trained four year old has been a consistent factor in his starts this season, hitting the board in 14 of 22 heading into Thursday's race but only had recorded one victory. Coming from last in a six horse field, Calvin B paced past all of his rivals in the second half of the mile for Brian Cross before hitting the line first in 1:56.4, a seasonal best. Despite the fact that it was just a six horse field following two scratches, Calvin B returned a hefty $29.00 to win in Thursday's featured race. Live racing continues on Friday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

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