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Jimmer (Equinox Bi) participated in the Open Trot for the first time at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night. The Don Sherman trainee wound up getting a pocket trip in his first crack at the $18,000 feature and charged past the race's co-favorite Slugfest (Jay Randall) to record the victory in 1:55.2. Jimmer was claimed this spring by Sherman and co-owner Jessica Roegner and is putting together a career season. One week removed from his lifetime best 1:54.1 score, Jimmer had no trouble handling Tuesday's step up en route to his sixth victory on the campaign. Slugfest has now finished first or second in thirteen of his seventeen seasonal tries as the 9-5 co-favorite was the runner up in the six horse Open while invader Dancehall Mistress (Billy Dobson) came on to finish third. Jimmer returned $17.00 to win and started an exacta that paid $62.50 and a triple that came back $212. The win was one of three on the evening for conditioner Don Sherman who currently sits in fifth in the local trainer standings. Live racing continues on Wednesday night with a first post time of 7:05pm. Mike Sardella  

P H Supercam (Million Dollar Cam) overcame a first over journey to score in the seventh annual harness racing Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night. The Jeff Bamond Jr. trainee drew post position four and after leaving to get away third, came first over on the race's favorite Dancin Yankee (Jim Morrill Jr) in the $260,000 free-for-all pace. Dancin Yankee, the Saratoga track record holder after winning the 2014 Gerrity in 1:48.4, returned to town to defend his title and came up just a neck shy of repeating. Jason Bartlett piloted P H Supercam, who wore down Dancin Yankee in the final strides to secure the win in 1:50.1, easily the fastest mile of the '15 campaign at the Spa. Dancin Yankee had to settle for second while longshot Domethatagain (Billy Dobson) came on to finish third. P H Supercam returned $11.20 to win and led an exacta and triple that paid $33.40 and $647, respectively. The victory was the eighth in seventeen seasonal tries for millionaire pacer P H Supercam. Live racing takes place every Tuesday through Saturday at Saratoga for the next six weeks with first post times set for 7:05pm each night. Mike Sardella  

Deliciouslynaughty (Mach Three) poked her nose out in time to win a close photo in the Friday harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Stephane Bouchard piloted the eight year old mare for trainer Andy Sardella and worked out a second over journey for the race's 7-5 betting favorite. Fanning three wide around the final turn, Deliciouslynaughty charged hard in the final strides to photo with longshot Palm Beach (Wally Hennessey) who wound up finishing second in the $15,000 Spa Mares I Handicap. The race's front-runner Mcever (Billy Dobson) held on for third. It was the ninth victory of the year for the veteran Deliciouslynaughty who stopped the timer in 1:54.2 in Friday's feature. Live racing continues on Saturday night with the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace highlighting a program with more than a half million dollars in purses. Track record holder Dancin Yankee returns to the Spa for the first time since dazzling in 1:48.4 to win last year's Gerrity. There is a commemorative t-shirt giveaway with the purchase of the Saturday Saratoga program. First post time is set for 7:05pm. Mike Sardella  

Bet Together (Bettor's Delight) pulled off an upset for the second consecutive Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Heidi Rohr-trained pacer drew post position seven in Saturday's $15,000 Winners Over pacing feature following victories in four of his previous six starts. Bet Together sat patiently while well off the pace as the first half fractions sizzled to the tune of 26.4 and 55.0. Dismissed at odds of 18-1, Bet Together came charging hard around the final turn and surged late in the stretch to record the upset win in 1:52.4. Jim Devaux piloted the eight year old pacer to the feature score. Spinarama (Austin Siegelman) finished second while Aussie Reactor A (Bruce Aldrich Jr) earned the show spot. Bet Together, who is owned by John Smiel of Rutland, VT, returned $39.80 to win and led an exacta that paid $234 and triple that came back $3,316. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Following a dominant spring while racing at Pompano Park, Godiva Seelster scored her first local victory of the harness racing season on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The five year old mare competed well at the Spa in 2014 and had been the runner up in three out of her four local tries this season heading into Friday night's $15,000 feature for distaff pacers. Godiva Seelster (Camluck) flashed early speed to help overcome post position seven and got the pocket trip behind Keene Olivia (Billy Dobson). Around the final turn, driver Wally Hennessey popped the pocket and the Dan Hennessey-trained Godiva Seelster rolled by to record the win in 1:54.1. The 6-5 favorite in the betting on Friday, Godiva Seelster recorded victory number eight on the year and has now finished first or second in fourteen of her fifteen seasonal tries. Weekend Getaway (Bruce Aldrich Jr) closed sharply to be the runner up to Godiva Seelster in Friday's feature while Delicisouslynaughty (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. Mike Sardella  

Crombie A (Life Sign) prevailed in his first attempt at the local Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night. The Rene Allard-trained Australian bred pacer made his US debut in June, scoring a victory at Saratoga in the conditional ranks. Following two wins at Yonkers, Crombie A returned to the Spa to compete in Saturday's $18,000 pacing feature and wound up outpacing his rivals in a final half paced in 55.3. Billy Dobson piloted the nine year old pacer to his fourth win in his seven starts here in the States. Panocchio (Gerry Mattison) followed the winner's cover as long as he could before Crombie A cleared the lead and drew away. Panocchio was the runner up in the mile paced in 1:52, a time that matches the fastest of the season thus far at the Spa. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee beginning at 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Time On My Hands (American Ideal) broke the track record for two year old filly pacers on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. There were three divisions of the $49,000+ New York Sire Stakes for freshman fillies and the Chris Ryder-trained Time On My Hands was the star of the show. Jim Morrill Jr. guided the youngster to the early lead before being met with the late challenge of Dime A Dance (Roll With Joe) and driver Billy Dobson. Time On My Hands powered away in the stretch to stop the timer in 1:54.2, two fifths of a second better than the previous track record that belonged to four different fillies, most recently Band Of Angels when the two year olds came to town to compete in NYSS action last year. Morrill also piloted freshman American Ivy (American Ideal) to victory in her $49,841 division of the stakes for trainer Joe Holloway. American Ivy stopped the clock in 1:56.1 in her first Sire Stakes try. The third division was won by Gotmyreddressontnit (Roll With Joe) who moved her record to two-for-two following a front running win with Wally Hennessey in the sulky. The Janice Connor owned and trained filly won her debut last week at Buffalo and on Friday stayed undefeated behind an impressive score in 1:54.4. Morrill piloted five winners on the night. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Keene Olivia scored a convincing victory in Friday night's $13,000 harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Heidi Rohr-trained mare had been a beaten favorite in three consecutive tries though she hit the board in all three starts leading up to her try in the Spa Fillies and Mares I Handicap on Friday.   Billy Dobson sat patiently off the pace with Keene Olivia (Always A Virgin) as the tempo was fast before the four year old mare came charging hard late.   She circled the field to prevail by close to five lengths in 1:53 for her sixth win of the season.   Keene Olivia returned $7.00 to win as the race's second choice in the wagering while besting Godiva Seelster (Wally Hennessey) who was the runner up and Check My Pulse (Jim Devaux) who earned the show spot. Live racing continues at Saratoga on Saturday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Harness racing two year old trotting colts and geldings were featured on Thursday at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the New York Sire Stakes were in town. There were four divisions of the $36,000+ per division stakes for freshman trotters and there were some impressive performances. George Ducharme's Reve Royale (RC Royalty) was the fastest among stakes winners on the card drawing off late to win in a strong 1:59.4. Chris Lems piloted the two year old trotter to back to back commanding victories in qualifiers at Vernon Downs before guiding him to victory in his lifetime debut on Thursday. Dayson (Conway Hall) was another convincing winner in his $37,556 division of the NYSS as driver Jimmy Whittemore moved the Howard Okusko trainee to the early lead and they never looked back. Highlighted by a final half in 58 seconds flat, Dayson scored in 2:00.1 as the race's 8-5 favorite. John Campbell was in town and went two-for-two piloting the Anette Lorentzon-trained freshman Master Class (Credit Winner) to an upset win at odds of 35-1 and Chuck Sylvester's Dog Gone Lucky (Lucky Chucky) to victory as his race's even money favorite. The Hall of Famer Campbell is now three-for-three this season driving at Saratoga. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella      

Breewood Brier (Amigo Hall) picked a good time to earn her first victory of the harness racing season at Saratoga as the eight year old trotting mare prevailed in the $16,300 Spa Spring Claiming Series Final. The Steve Millard-trained trotter finished second in both legs of the series leading up to Sunday's final and was dismissed at odds of 6-1 in the mile and 1/4 trot. Breewood Brier left early and wound up sitting third before tipping to the far outside in the race's final quarter. As soon as driver Wally Hennessey gave her her cue, Breewood Brier powered out three wide and swooped the group in a matter of strides before winning by three lengths and stopping the timer in 2:30.4 for the mile and ¼. Net Revenue (Jordan Derue), who scored victories in both legs of the series, finished second in Sunday's final while Sir Kensington (Bruce Aldrich Jr) earned the show spot. Breewood Brier returned $14.80 to win and led an exacta and triple that paid $118.50 and $646, respectively. Live racing resumes on Thursday at Saratoga featuring the New York Sire Stakes for two year old colt and gelding trotters. First post time is set for 4:00pm. Mike Sardella  

Let's Go Higher (Cole Muffler) won her second consecutive Filly and Mare Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Friday night. The Heidi Rohr-trained mare was the Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year in 2013 and followed that season up with a sensational '14 campaign in which she earned over $200,000. Friday's $18,000 feature was contested at a distance of a mile and 1/16 and driver Billy Dobson left with Let's Go Higher who had to settle for third in the early going. The race's leader Road Bet (Stephane Bouchard) endured first half fractions of 26.1 and 54.4 and gave in late to the pressure from Let's Go Higher before holding on for second after a good stretch drive. Deliciouslynaughty (Frank Coppola Jr) earned the show spot. Let's Go Higher, who has competed in nearly half of her starts this year out of town, has now been first or second five consecutive times. The runner up Road Bet has been first or second in eight of her nine seasonal tries. Let's Go Higher, who paid $5.10 to win as the race's favorite, is owned by Jesse De Long of Clinton, WI. Live racing continues on Saturday at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

There were three divisions of the $56,125 New York Sire Stakes for harness racing three year old pacing fillies on Thursday at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Defending champion Mosquito Blue Chip (Bettor's Delight) has picked up right where she left off as a three year old in 2015 and showed what she's capable of on Thursday. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the sophomore filly to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:53.3 for trainer Paul Jessop in the afternoon's first Sire Stake race. A winner in four of nine starts last year including one on the Night of Champions, Mosquito Blue Chip is defending her stakes crown very well to this point. Thursday was her second victory in six starts as she pulled off a mild upset as the race's 3-1 third choice. The fastest filly among stakes winners on Thursday was Moremercy Blue Chip (Rock N Roll Heaven) who also went the distance on the front end before stopping the timer in 1:53.1. Andy Miller piloted the filly for trainer Julie Miller as the sophomore recorded the biggest win of her young career. The other $56,125 division of the NYSS was won by Bettor N Better (Bettor's Delight) was outpaced her rivals home to prevail in 1:53.3. Matt Kakaley piloted the Ron Burke trainee to her first victory of the season after being one of the top freshman fillies in '14. Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a pick five carryover of more than $2,100. First post time is set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Daylon Miracle (Pegasus Spur) became the second consecutive mare to win the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as she outclosed her harness racing rivals on Sunday in her local debut. The six year old mare got a second over trip and powered into the lead in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:55.1. Fellow Pocono Downs invader Zooming (Wally Hennessey) held strong for second despite a first over journey while the race's frontrunner Zoey De Vie (Jim Devaux) had to settle for third. Daylon Miracle, who scored her seventh win in 13 seasonal tries, became the fourth different Rene Allard trainee to earn a victory in the local Open this year. The race's 2-1 public choice was driven to victory by Billy Dobson in the $19,500 Sunday feature. Daylon Miracle became the second mare in as many weeks to prevail in the Open Trot after Chris Marino's Tweet Me won her first local feature last Sunday. Live racing resumes at Saratoga on Thursday with three year old filly pacers featured as part of the New York Sire Stakes. First post time is set for 4:00pm Mike Sardella

Spinarama (Cam's Card Shark) scored on the front end in Saturday night's harness racing open pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Chris Marino-trained pacer usually doesn't get beat when he makes the lead and even after enduring a first quarter in 26.3 and half in 54.3 had plenty left in the tank to score in 1:52. The win time equaled the fastest of the year for a pacer at the Spa. Austin Siegelman piloted the six year old to victory as he moved his career earnings to over the $300,000 mark with the win. Ser Jon (Brian Cross) sat the pocket behind the winner and held strong for second while Ahdoughnolum (Jordan Derue) finished third in his debut in the Open. For Spinarama, it was the third victory in the $18,000 Saturday feature this year, more than any other pacer. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time set for 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Rock N Joe (Kilowatt) became a repeat harness racing winner in the Spa Spring Claiming Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday evening. The four year old pacer swooped the group in career best fashion to prevail in the series' second leg. After getting claimed in leg one, Rock N Joe (Bruce Aldrich Jr) scored for his new connections by outclosing his rivals in the stretch following a three wide journey. It was the third consecutive victory for Rock N Joe who will head into next week's final as the only pacer capable of a series sweep following his 1:55.4 lifetime best score on Thursday. The other division of the series saw another pacer prevail for his new connections following a leg one claim. Regalwood (Stonebridge Regal) moved out to the early lead and never had an anxious moment before drawing away to a convincing victory in 1:55.3. The five year old pacer, who was piloted by Austin Siegelman, punched his ticket to next week's final for new trainer Don Sherman who co-owns with Jessica Roegner. Both leg two winners' victories came by the exact same margin of one and ¾ lengths. The series final for the pacers will take place on Saturday June 27th and goes for a purse of $16,300. Leg two of the Spa Spring Claiming Series for trotters takes place on Friday night. Live racing continues on Friday at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella  

Panocchio (No Pan Intended) closed up the passing lane to win the Saturday night harness racing open pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The defending Horse of the Year at the Spa, Panocchio worked hard to secure a pocket trip despite sizzling early fractions. RU Ready To Rock (Bruce Aldrich Jr) raced parked to the quarter in 26 seconds flat before bypassing Panocchio to become the race's frontrunner. Enduring multiple challenges along the way, RU Ready To Rock held firm before getting edged at the wire by the Jimmy Mattison-trained Panocchio. The mile and a 1/16 time was 1:58.4 after the first mile was paced in 1:51.2. Panocchio, who bested runner up RU Ready To Rock by just a half length, was the race's 6-5 public choice and led an exacta that paid $22.60 and a triple that came back $172.50 with Memory Game (Frank Coppola Jr) finishing third. It was the second win in the local Open thus far this year for Panocchio who was piloted to the victory by Gerry Mattison. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at the Spa with a matinee beginning at 12:45pm. Mike Sardella  

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