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The longshots just kept coming on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. A week full of big price winners continued in the $18,190 Open Pace as Spinarama (Cam's Card Shark) parlayed his pocket ride to victory in 1:54.2. The Allan Johnson trainee was dismissed at odds of 34-1 despite being the runner up in the previous week's feature. Austin Siegelman sat behind the five-year-old pacer as he pounced on front-running Mystical Valentine (Jason Ryan) in the stretch to record his first ever win in the local open. Mystical Valentine was a close second while Village Jackson (Jim Devaux) earned the show spot. The upset victory for Spinarama was the seventh winner of the weekend that prevailed at odds of 20-1 or higher. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Slugfest became the first trotter to win two Opens in the young season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Jay Randall piloted the Maureen Salino-trained trotter to a wire to wire victory for the second consecutive Friday night. The five year old Slugfest (Conway Hall) became a quarter millionaire with his win last week and on Friday matched the fastest trotting time of the season with his score in 1:57.2. Longshot A Megabuck (Chris Long) closed well to finish second and complete a $98 exacta behind the 9-5 favorite Slugfest. Wind Neath My Feet (Jordan Derue) earned the show spot in a $398 trifecta. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Class dropping Coach Cal (Camluck) put in a big effort on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway en route to his first victory of the year. The Allan Johnson-trained pacer was coming off an improved third at Monticello when he drew the rail in Thursday's $4,600 conditional pace. Austin Siegelman piloted the five year old pacer whose win in 1:54.4 was one of the fastest of the season thus far at Saratoga. The favorite Aled Hanover (Shawn Gray) came up second best while Memory Game (Billy Dobson) finished third. Coach Cal returned $8.90 to win for his wire to wire effort. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Venus Delight (Bettor's Delight) won her first local Fillies and Mares Open on Sunday afternoon as the four year old outclosed her rivals en route to a 1:57.2 victory at Saratoga Raceway. Jordan Derue piloted the mare for trainer Frank Podlenski. Venus Delight, a New York Sire Stakes star last year, finished third in her debut in the $17,000 Open two weeks ago but on Sunday would not be denied. Mc Taylor (Billy Dobson), the winner of the previous Fillies and Mares Open was the runner up this week while Little Santamonica (Jim Devaux) held on for the third despite being parked the mile. Venus Delight is now 11 for 20 in the win column in her young career and she recorded the Sunday upset at odds of 9-1. Live racing resumes on Thursday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Muscle Beachboy (Somebeachsomewhere) became the fifth horse to win the Open Pace in five seasonal Opens at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Tracy Brainard-trained pacer went out to the early lead and had to withstand sizzling fractions on a chilly Saturday night before having plenty left in the stretch. Dan Cappello Jr piloted Muscle Beachboy to the 1:54.2, a win time that matched the fastest of the young season at the Spa. Spinarama (Austin Siegelman) finished second in the $18,190 feature while Village Jackson (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot. Muscle Beachboy, the race’s morning line favorite, returned $8.40 to win. By Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Slugfest (Conway Hall) has come out swinging to start his 2014 campaign. The five-year-old gelding won Friday's Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway behind a wire to wire effort. The Maureen Salino trained trotter began his season last week with a fast closing second in the Open and on Friday night, went right out to the early lead. Jay Randall sat behind Slugfest and as he posted very even fractions before winning it in 1:59 over a sloppy track. Cash Poor (Austin Siegelman) finished second for the third time in four tries in the local feature while longshot House Money (Bruce Aldrich Jr) held on for third in the $18,190 Open. Slugfest returned $6.40 to win as the public's second choice in the betting. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Brussel Sprout (Glidemaster) completed a training double for Heidi Rohr on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The conditional trotter was dropping down from the $15,000 claimers when he finally moved to a good post with driver Shawn Gray in the sulky. The morning line favorite, Brussel Sprout followed the cover of the race's public choice before tipping three wide around the final turn. The five-year-old trotter had plenty left in the tank to cruise by his rivals before securing a 2:01 victory. Brussel Sprout went off at odds of 7-2 and completed a double for Saratoga's defending Trainer of the Year Heidi Rohr, who also teamed up with Gray for a victory with pacer Chrome Seelster (Stonebridge Regal). by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway

Stitch In Time (Keystone Nordic) continued his winning ways on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The four-year-old trotter came to town from the Midwest as a winning machine, prevailing in 10 of his 16 lifetime starts heading into this year. Stitch In Time has teamed up with driver Billy Dobson and together they have gone three-for-three following a wire-to-wire Sunday score. The victory in 1:59.4 over the "off" track on Sunday served as a lifetime mark for the Amber Buter trained trotter. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Recent News (Riverboat King) took a big time class drop for his Saturday start at Saratoga and the Heidi Rohr-trained pacer outclosed his competition to record his first win of the season. Recent News, who got away sixth and had to move four wide heading to the three quarter pole, had something left for the stretch run and drew away late to win the $11,000 conditional-optional claimer. Recent News, whose victory came in 1:56.2, returned $8.90 to win as he bested Lets Rock Together (Billy Dobson) and Theseyesrcrying (Jim Devaux). The win was one of two on the card for Gray and Rohr who also teamed up for a victory with pacer Tireman (The Panderosa). Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee starting at 12:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Justa Rebel (Valley Victor) pulled off a rarely seen move in Friday's feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Stephen Reid-trainee went last to first to win the evening's $17,000 Open Trot. Justa Rebel finished third from post eight in his previous start and didn't have much post relief on Friday, starting from the seven hole. Driver Jim Devaux sat patiently with the 9-5 favorite before moving out of last after the start of the second lap. It took a four-wide move in the back stretch to get Justa Rebel passed all of his rivals and he wound up drawing away in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:58.2 over a tracked labeled "good". Slugfest (Jay Randall) closed up the inside to finish second while Victom As (Harry Landy) earned the show spot. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Solomon Grundy (R C’s Sammy) secured his second consecutive victory at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night. This week, the four-year-old did it in 1:59.1 with Dan Cappello Jr.in the sulky. It was the second of back to back wins on the card for veteran Cappello. Solomon Grundy, who has hit the board in all five of his local starts, is owned by James Gipson of Lake George, NY. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Bruce Aldrich, Jr. had the hot hands at Saratoga Raceway Sunday, scoring five winners on the afternoon card. In the $17,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace it was Mc Taylor, who was claimed two weeks ago by trainer Jason Robinson who won his first start with the mare before stepping her up into the Open on Sunday. Driver Billy Dobson situated Mc Taylor second over and utilized the cover until the head of the stretch when they fanned three wide. Mc Taylor stopped the timer in 1:57.1 to secure the score in the feature. Lexus Artist (Jim Devaux) was second while Stage It Right (Dan Cappello Jr) held on for third. The pick five, which had a carryover of more than $3,000 was hit and returned $2,901 for a $1 bet. Live racing resumes on Thursday evening with a 6:45pm first post. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Electrofire (Electric Stena) became the fourth different horse to win the Open Pace in four weeks at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Shawn Gray piloted the Jennifer Lappe-trained pacer who was taking his first crack at the $17,000 feature at the Spa. The seven year old pacer flashed quite a bit of gate speed and captured control in the early stages of the Open. Electrofire never let up and had plenty left in the tank for a 1:54.3 victory. Mystical Valentine (Jason Ryan) held on for second while Trigger Finger (Jim Devaux) earned the show spot. Nobody hit the pick five for the third consecutive night at Saratoga so there will be a carryover on Sunday afternoon of $3,060. First post time for the matinee card is 12:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

Driver Jim Devaux piloted four winners on the Thursday card at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The veteran reinsman scored back to back wins while driving for trainer Dave Dewhurst. Blarney (Conway Hall) and Mchoffman (McArdle) each recorded victories for Dewhurst and Devaux. The 46 year old driver also guided Artgentina and REL Postage Due to pocket sitting wins. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post of 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway

Little Santamonica became the first two-time Open winner at Saratoga Casino and Raceway this season as the pacing mare went wire-to-wire for the second straight Sunday afternoon. The Jordan Hope-trained mare moved out to front end in the early stages and set fast fractions throughout before opening up a big lead turning for home. Longshot rival Billmar Scooter (Bruce Aldrich Jr) came flying late but came up second best. Venus Delight (Jordan Derue) closed to be third in her seasonal debut. For Little Santamonica, the victory in 1:57.3 is the third on the year. Jim Devaux was the winning driver for the mare who returned $10.80 to win. Live racing resumes on Thursday night at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway

Pan From Nantucket (No Pan Intended) scored an impressive victory in the Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night. The Jose Godinez-trained pacer has been a threat in the Yonkers Open this year and not only started from the outside post on Saturday but was outside the race's odds-on favorite Sparky Mark. Pan From Nantucket moved aggressively first over and squared off with the public choice who was on the front end before wearing him down in the stretch and recording the victory in the $17,000 feature. Sand Summerfield (Billy Dobson) closed for second while Sparky Mark (Jim Morrill Jr) had to settle for third for the second consecutive week. Pan From Nantucket, whose win came in 1:57, was piloted by Bruce Aldrich Jr.who scored four wins on the Saturday card, three of the victories coming while driving for trainer Jose Godinez. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a carryover of nearly $2,000 in the pick five pool. First post time is set for 12:45pm. by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway  

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