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Winbak Farm of New York, in conjunction with Perretti Farms, has announced the retirement of legendary trotting stallion Muscles Yankee. Muscles Yankee, 2, 1:56.3; 3, 1:52.2 ($1,424,938), was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2009. He was inducted as both an outstanding racehorse and a standout stallion. Muscles Yankee was born at Yankeeland Farms, Inc. (of Frederick, Maryland) in 1995. Muscles Yankee was trained by Hall of Famer Chuck Sylvester during his career and driven by Hall of Famer John Campbell. “He was a dominant horse in his two years of racing,” said Sylvester. “He had a foot that bothered him some, but when it didn’t, they couldn’t beat him.” At two, Muscles Yankee won the Bluegrass, Breeders Crown elimination, Champlain, International Stallion Stakes, Standardbred elimination and Valley Victory elimination. He won six of nine starts and equalled the two-year-old record of 1:56.3 in his Valley Victory elimination. “He was a pleasure to deal with training and racing. He did everything you wanted,” said Sylvester. At three, Muscles Yankee won the Beacon Course elimination and final, Bluegrass, Breeders Crown elimination and final, Yonkers Trot and Hambletonian elimination and final. His Hambletonian winning time of 1:52.2 was the fastest record of a three-year-old trotter in 1998. For his winning efforts, Muscles Yankee was awarded the USHWA three-year-old colt trotter of the year award. With $1.25 million earned, he was the richest performer of that year. Once retired from racing, Muscles Yankee went on to a productive stud career at both Perretti Farms in New Jersey and Winbak Farm of New York. To date, he has sired 1,474 registered foals. “He was a good size horse that went on to be a good producer,” said Sylvester. “He was definitely a pleasure to have.” He is the sire of 12 millionaires, including: • Mr Muscleman, 1:51.1s ($3,582,823) • 2009 US Horse of the Year, Muscle Hill, 3, 1:50.1 ($3,273,342) • Deweycheatumnhowe, 3, 1:50.4 ($3,155,178) • Strong Yankee, 3, 1:50.3 ($1,434,351) • Costa Rica, 3, 1:54.3s ($1,394,757) • Neighsay Hanover, 1:52.2f ($1,276,548) • Muscle Massive, 3, 1:51 ($1,239,138) • Little Brown Fox, 3, 1:51.2 ($1,192,403) • Housethatruthbuilt, 3, 1:52.4 ($1,164,931) • Looking Hanover, 1:53.2f ($1,125,136) • Muscles Marinara, 1:52.1 ($1,057,700) • Blur, 3, 1:55.1s ($1,022,268) Sons of Muscles Yankee won the Hambletonian three years in a row from 2008 through 2010. His offspring have earned over $98 million. His impact is also being felt as an impressive broodmare sire and sire of sires. Muscles Yankee will be returning to his home at Perretti Farms in Cream Ridge, New Jersey for his retirement. “It was a great honour to work with such an outstanding sire,” said Noelle Duspiva, Winbak of New York manager. “He will be missed here at the farm, but his retirement is well deserved at the age of 25.” From Winbak Farm/Perretti Farms

Today’s Grand Premio Regione Sicilia (purse 40,040€, 1600 meters) at Siracusa in Italy saw Ua Huka (6f Muscles Yankee-Fancy Bi-Toss Out) score timed in 1.12.5kr with Rene Legati up for the red-hot trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. Trillo Park (7m Varenne-Mystery Flight-Balanced Image) was second for Roberto Vecchione. Third went to Tina Turner (7g Daguet Rapide-Gloria Gainor-Cezio Josselyn. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

CHESTER, PA - The Explosive Matter gelding Scirocco Rob, pressed to the max around the final turn by the first-over Max, got a big break when that one went offstride nearing headstretch, and "Rob" was able to go on to a 1:54.4 harness racing victory over a "good" track in the $17,500 trotting feature at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. George Napolitano Jr., who had four driving wins on the dank day, sent the Mark Silva trainee right out to command, and when Armageddon Seelster could find no first turn hole in which to tuck, he went on past the :27.3 opener to get the lead, only to see Scirocco Rob immediately reclaim the top well before the :57.2. At that point Max started his first-over grind and was giving the winner all he could handle when he lost his gait late on the turn, allowing Scirocco Rob to stay in control and tally by 3 ½ lengths over late-closing Ooh Rah. The winner, owned by Kathleen Whitaker and Lewis Whitaker Jr., now shows career earnings of $397,723. Sumatra was handled patiently by driver David Miller through most of the $14,500 co-featured trot, then proved to have the most late in 1:55.3 victory, a neck to the good of Izoh. The Muscles Yankee gelding, trained by Tom Fanning, has amassed a lifetime bankroll of $790,172 for owner Joseph Smith. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

Harness racing stallion breedings to Kadabra, Always A Virgin, Andover Hall, Racing Hill, Muscles Yankee and Conway Hall are among the 75+ offered in New Vocations Stallion Auction that also includes the recent additions of All Bets Off and Boston Red Rocks along with four Michigan stallions. The auction is currently in progress at https://ongait.com/s/newvocationsauction and will end at 2:00 pm Thursday Feb 7. The auction is held in an open-ended-format that allows for bidding up to two minutes after the last bid on breedings with high activity at the 2:00 pm cut off. All proceeds go to rehab, retrain, and rehome Standardbreds retiring from the track. For more information call (937) 947-4020 or email dot@horseadoption.com by Dot Morgan, for New Vocations          

Thursday afternoon harness racing returned this week at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the thirteen race matinee was highlighted by a $9,630 event for New York sired trotters. John Stark Jr's Jeter's Way (Muscles Yankee) is in the midst of a successful sophomore season but has been feast or famine of late. The three year old recorded two wins in his last six starts heading into Thursday's feature, including a career-best 1:57 victory in July, but also made a pair of breaks in his last handful of starts. On Thursday, Jeter's Way had to come from well off the pace and wound up first over on the race's odds-on favorite All Night Credit (Shawn Gray). The leader enjoyed a tepid tempo in lap one making the task all the more daunting for Jeter who marched up in the two-path and took on the leader first-over before grinding him into submission in the final few feet of the race. Jeter's Way's victory, which came in just 2:01.2, was his fifth on the season, a sophomore campaign that included him setting a 1:57 lifetime mark at Saratoga this summer. All Night Credit wound up second-best while Trotmundo (Billy Dobson) earned the show spot. Jeter's Way, who is trained and driven by John Stark Jr, paid $13.60 in the mild upset and led an exacta and triple that returned $33 and $100.50, respectively. Live racing continues on Friday night with first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

Gruden (Muscles Yankee) added trotting hopples a few weeks ago after enduring breaking trouble in previous months. The Rene Allard trainee won the qualifier at Pocono with hopples on and was dynamic at Saratoga Casino Hotel last week while winning his local debut in 1:55. Gruden moved up in company on Tuesday night as he took part in the $12,000 Winners Over. The five year old trotter who scored nine wins in seventeen tries in 2017 was bet down as the 1-9 favorite on Tuesday Leading driver Billy Dobson moved Gruden out to the early lead, paying a bit of a stiff price to get to the top. Parked at the start, Gruden crossed over to cut the mile after guiding the way through a first quarter of 27 seconds. The big favorite had little difficultly opening up a big lead but was beginning to tire as a pair of dangers, Silent Pine (Bruce Cooper) and Entranced (Dan Cappello Jr) were making steady progress towards the leader. Gruden had enough to hang on and win in 1:56 while Silent Pine came up second best. Entranced earned the show spot. Live racing continues on Wednesday evening at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

Monticello, NY - Practice is over and now it is for real for the trotting fillies making their first lifetime  half mile mile pari mutual start at Monticello Raceway on Monday June 25th. The large group of freshmen were on their best behavior for the most part on a beautiful afternoon. The 1-5 favorite Hot Chapter left the gate hard in the first $26,750 division and had 3 lengths on the pack at the ¼ in 31.2 and continued to stay on the front through fractions of 1:02,1:32.3 keeping the field at bay by at least 2 lengths. In the paddock turn Charlie Norris had Just Priceless in high gear and made a bold move, the daughter Muscles Yankee almost collared pace setter Hot Chapter at the top of the lane. Just Priceless threw down a 29.2 last quarter to win by 2 lengths in 2:02.4. Liquorstoreblues finished second, followed by Hot Chapter. Just Priceless is trained by Homer Hochstetler and is a daughter of Muscles Yankee, she garnered her maiden pari mutual win after winning her first 2 baby races at Vernon Downs. Scott Zeron and Sensibility tried to score a wire to wire win over the field of 6 in the second division as she trotted past the panels in 30.2, 1:01.1, 1:31.4, she had 3 lengths on the field as they trotted down the lane. Andy Miller had Amal Hall poised in perfect striking distance as she stalked the pack sitting 3rd most of the mile. Miller pulled her to the outside down the back side the second time around and she grinded out a win in 2:02.0, Sensibility finished 2nd, and Conway Kellyanne was 3rd. Amal Hall (Credit Winner) picked up her maiden win for trainer Julie Miller. The best race of the day came in the 3rd heat of NYSS racing for a purse of $27,250, Ake Svanstedt charged hard from the gate with the steady footed Water Lily Hanover as did With Out A Doubt (Marcus Miller) who beat Water Lily Hanover to the front end as the duo took the group thru fractions of 31.1, and 1:02.3. Dan Daley was the first to move with Somermusic'chapter before the half, the eventual race winner Exotic Diamond pulled at the half looking for cover. Daley tried for the lead against With Out A Doubt down the backside but the rally came up short and he tucked in the 2 hole before the ¾ in 1:33. Starting from PP5, Exotic Diamond took the road less travelled and took the overland route and was way out of contention but rallied for the win for driver Scott Zeron in a tight photo in 2:05.3, Somermusic'chapter finished a game second, followed by Water Lily Hanover. Buzzy Sholty was smart in giving his filly a qualifier start at over the Catskill Mountains half mile oval last week and it paid dividends this week. The RC Royalty filly is owned by Joe Lee, Diamond Pride LLC and Sholty Racing LLC. Early pacesetter With Out A Doubt faded and finished 5th. In the final Sire Stakes dash of the afternoon, Andy Miller floated away from the gate with heavy fav EV's Girl, only to make a miscue going to the ¼ pole, Blue Prayer and Dan Daley inherited the lead, taking the pack to the quarter in 31.3. Winndevie made her move past the ¼ pole, took the lead and was never headed as she trotted alone by open length's through fractions of 1:03.1, 1:33.4 to win by 2 in 2:02.3, trotting her last quarter in 28.3. Winndevie (Credit Winner) is owned by Purple Haze Stables LLC. Safe Word and Jeff Gregory finished 2nd with Hanna Dreamgirl 3rd. Blue Chip Farms Credit Winner lead all Sires with 3 winners on the card, 2 year old pacing colts are next on the Sire Stake agenda on July 4th. by:Shawn Wiles, for Monticello Raceway  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - You could say Team Orange crushed it at the Meadowlands. The husband and wife team of Andy and Julie Miller - and 20-year-old son T.J. - all had a good time of it Friday night as the Julie-trained Double L Lindy won the feature, son T.J. won his first-ever Big M drive, and then for good measure, Andy scored in the eighth race with an 8-1 shot. Double L Lindy was superb in taking the $15,000, fifth-race conditioned trot. Driver Jim Marohn Jr. hustled the 5-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yankee-Love Lockdown to the top in :27.4. There was little stress for the eventual winner, only a far turn challenge from second-choice Misslarose, but it did not amount to much, as Double L Lindy reported home a safe three-quarter length winner as the 1-5 favorite over a fast-closing Pinkman. Misslarose finished third. The winner, who was coupled with Fly On in the wagering (Fly On broke on the far turn while racing in the pocket), returned $2.60 and completed the mile in a lifetime-best 1:52 for owners Little E LLC, Living The Dream Racing LLC and RBH Ventures Inc. Two races earlier, it was wall-to-wall winner's circle smiles as T.J. guided Lily's Swan Pond to victory in the GSY Amateur Driving Club's Hot To Trot Series in 1:55.2. "It was a great experience," said T.J. "And I'll be driving this summer in some more amateur races." To top off the night, Andy guided Clifton Beach ($19.40, 1:56.1) to victory lane in the eighth race conditioned trot. A LITTLE MORE: Lack of interest in the entry box led to lackluster wagering on the program. On the comparable card from a year ago, a total of 84 horses competed in 10 races - an average of 8.4 starters per race - with a total wager of $2,137,916. Friday night, only 66 betting interests competed over nine races (7.3 per race) with all-source handle totaling $1,681,527, a decrease of 21.3 percent from the year before. ... The team of trainer Linda Toscano and driver Tim Tetrick won twice on the card. ... The Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five failed to result in a single-ticket winner, upping the carryover to $250,090. ... Gates open at the Big M Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with a big Belmont Stakes simulcast crowd expected. ... Live racing resumes Saturday at 7:15 p.m. by Dave Little, for the Meadowlands  

First foals by Andover Hall in New Zealand to sell as yearlings in 2018 go under the hammer at the harness racing Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, on the 12th of February.  Andover Hall had his first crop (via frozen semen) of 24 live foals born in 2015 and are now current 2-year-olds. His second crop total 31 live foals and are current yearlings. There are just the two yearlings by Andover Hall entered in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. They are both colts, both entered on account of Breckon Farms and interestingly both colts are bred on the outstanding cross by Andover Hall from Muscles Yankee dams and they are two of the most influential trotting sires in the world over past decade. Before we delve into the two colts pedigrees we need to give you some details of these two great stallions as they are both sensational and prolific stallions that have changed the trotting breed world-wide. Andover Hall A $482,000 yearling, Andover Hall was the US Trotting Colt of the Year at two years of age (winning eight of his nine starts that year) and a world champion at three. Despite his illustrious racing career it is as a stallion that he has excelled, becoming one the current generation's most influential sires. Andover Hall is the sire of 534 North American winners of over $77,500,000 including 11 millionaires world-wide. He has 184 progeny as $100,000 plus earners to date with 130 trotting in better than 1:55. Andover Hall progeny include Nuncio ($4,409,198), Donato Hanover ($3,058,058), Creatine ($2,182,138), Pampered Princess ($1,740,605), Brad De Veluwe ($10,739,393 SEK), Spider Blue Chip ($1,229,717), Cedar Dove ($1,200,462), Beatgoeson Hanover ($1,151,959) and Adrian Chip ($1,136,910). Muscles Yankee The great son of Valley Victory, Muscles Yankee is still standing at stud in North America. He has progeny earnings of over $100,000,000 to date with 13 millionaires produced just in North America alone. They include Mr Muscleman ($4,032,206), Muscle Hill ($3,318,682) and Deweycheatumnhowe ($3,177,112). He has 51 live foals bred in Australia and they have progeny earnings of over $1.5m to date. In New Zealand Muscles Yankee has 100 live foals, bred over 14 years, small crops and all by frozen semen that have progeny earnings of just under $3m to date. They include the full-brothers I Can Doosit 1:55.5 ($1,139,695), Sno's Big Boy 1:58.4 ($215,309) and a full-sister Yankeedoosie ($43,999). Yankeedoosie has a colt entered in the sale called American Pride selling as Lot 43, more on him shortly. These two great stallions Andover Hall and Muscles Yankee have combined progeny earnings world-wide of over $180,000,000.  Two sons of Andover Hall that have stood in New Zealand that have been successful to date, are the ill-fated Monkey Bones and The Pres who have shown that they can produce top trotters. Monkey Bones has progeny earnings of over a million dollars to date and the young stallion The Pres has progeny earnings of $827,000 to date. Now on to the outstanding cross, horses by Andover Hall from Muscle Yankee dams. Look at what this cross has produced to date (the top 14 only); Creatine T4, 1:51.2 ($2,182,138) Now standing at stud in New Zealand. Spider Blue Chip T3, 1:51.3 ($1,264,522) I Can Doosit 1:55.5 ($1,139,695) Upfront Billy T4, 1:52 ($810,422) Sea Raven T4, 1:53.2f ($525,803) Upfrontluckycarol T4, 1:53.3 ($311,934) Kasha's Kid T6, ($299,478) Vibe Blue Chip T3, 1:53.3f ($294,144) AJ's Baby T4, 1:55.2f ($279,345) Cue Hall T4, 1:53.3f ($267,186) Lady Andi T3, 1:55.3f ($241,204) Grana Padanno T4, 1:53.1s ($225,210) Martino T4, 1:54.3f ($223,021) Andy M T3, 1:54.1f ($221,202) If you are a buyer at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sales this year then you have an opportunity of buying two of the best bred trotting colts at this years sale both bred on this outstanding cross, by Andover Hall from a Muscle Yankee dam. They are; Lot 43 – American Pride (brown colt Andover Hall / Yankeedoosie) American Pride is the third foal of the Muscles Yankee mare Yankeedoosie who won four races and $43,999 in stakes.Yankeedoosie is a full sister to the Group One winning millionaire I Can Doosit and Group 3 winner Sno's Big Boy who won 15 races and $215,309. Lot 93 – Cyber Attack (bay colt Andover Hall / Cyberspace) Cyber Attack is the first foal from the Muscles Yankee, Group placed, race winning mare Cyberspace.Cyberspace is from a Pine Chip daughter of the 3-year-old trotter of the year Inda Bank (10 wins and $126,410) who in turn is out of the champion trotter Indette (21 wins 29 places - 1983-1984 Trotter Of The Year) This colt is blessed with that much speed in his pedigree and with the great cross (Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee) an added attraction this colt is for the most discerning buyer. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Harnesslink Media

Julie Miller trainee Opulent Yankee set a track record for harness racing aged gelding trotters on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, scorching the surface in a sizzling 1:51.4. The race was for non-winners of $20,000 in the last five starts or Non-winners of 9 races or $90,000 lifetime going for a purse of $17,500. Starting from post 2, the 6-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yankee went right to the front, setting fractions of :27.2, :56.2, 1:23.1, and 1:51.4. Golden Son (George Napolitano Jr) finished second while Centurion ATM (Ake Svanstedt) completed the trifecta. Three horses shared the previous mark of 1:52. They were Likeabatoutahell, Sevruga, and Obrigado. Opulent Yankee is owned by Little E LLC, Art Geiger, and Dave Stolz, and was driven by Andy Miller. There were also eight divisions of Stallion Series races for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on the program. Hockey Hanover (Wilbur Yoder) went the fastest of all divisions, completing a first-over grind in 1:56.4 to remain undefeated (5 for 5). The gelded son of Explosive Matter-Hotentrot Hanover is owned by McMullen Stables, and is trained by Wilbur Yoder. Other Stallion Series winners included Muscles Fashion (1:57), Stonebridge Gamble (1:57.4), I'm Your Captain (1:57.4), Canaletto Hanover (1:57.4), Glide In The Wind (1:58.4), Fashion Will (2:00.2) and Roysons Tuffguy (2:00.2). There will be four division of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday afternoon (July 21) at Harrah's Philadelphia. Post Time is 12:40 PM. Michael Bozich

Wind Surfer trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the 10th race at Northfield Park on Wednesday (April 5). The 12 year-old harness racing veteran, with 277 career starts, also has 44 seconds and 40 third place finishes. Wind Surfer (Muscles Yankee-Windsurfing VC-Balanced Image) has career earnings of $946,612 with a lifetime mark of 1:53.4 at The Meadows at age four. The trotter's richest win was in a $52,000 Open Trot at Yonkers Raceway in 2011. Wind Surfer is a well-traveled campaigner -- his 50 wins have been spread across six different racing surfaces in four states. Wind Surfer started from the post-5. He was content near the back while his competition posted fractions of :28.3, :57.4 and 1:27.3, before rallying in the stretch to best his nearest competitor by 1½-lenths in 1:58. He returned $7.00 to win. Kent Sherman trains Wind Surfer for owner Betty Sherman of Elmore, Ohio. Ryan Stahl was aboard for the winning drive.   $4,894.80 Carryover Sparks $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 Total Pool Saturday at Northfield Park Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $15,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Saturday (April 8th). Beginning in Race 3, the $15,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $4,894.80. This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association. Northfield’s Pick 5, Pick 4 and the Pick 3’s offer a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent.    Saturday’s post time is 6:00 p.m. Ayers Ratliff  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (March 31, 2017) - A strong and steady rain did nothing to damper Andy Miller's Friday night as "The Orange Crush" swept the Meadowlands harness racing features with Opulent Yankee and Truth and Liberty. In the $18,000 top trot, Opulent Yankee, the public's 7/10 choice, easily made the front from his assigned post seven. Crosbys Clam Bake tracked from the pocket through a half-mile in :56.2 and three-quarters in 1:25. As the field turned for home, Miller called on Opulent Yankee who answered with a :27.4 last quarter to kick clear and win by five widening lengths in 1:52.4. Crosbys Clam Bake held second with Second Sister rounding out the trifecta. Opulent Yankee was winning for the third time in his last five starts. The 6-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding has now earned $318,320 for owners Little E LLC, Art Geiger and David Stolz. One race later in the $16,000 conditioned mare pace, Miller aggressively brushed Truth and Liberty to the front before a half mile in :56.3. 9/5 favorite Inittowinafortune tracked front second. Truth and Liberty continued to lead through three-quarters in 1:24.4. Sheeza Shark sat a perfect second-over trip with David Miller and looked poised to track down the longtime leader, but Truth and Liberty held her challengers at bay with a :28.1 final quarter to win her fourth straight Big M start in 1:53. Two-time Amateur Driver of the Year Hannah Miller established a new amateur driver world record when she guided So Take That to a 1:52.4 win in a GSY Club pace. David Miller made his 2017 Meadowlands debut after spending the winter in Florida and won the 9th race with Starsaboveallerage. Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins. Total handle was $2,092,018 for the 11-race card. Racing resumes Saturday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

October 21, 2016 - Nelson Nora opened the Friday evening harness racing program at Paris-Vincennes with victory in the Prix Klymene (purse €75,000, 2100 meters autostart, 15 European starters) clocked in 1.13kr for Bjorn Goop. Vincent Lacroix trains this five year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee-Lindy’s Holiday that raced barefoot at 5.2/1 odds. 7.2/1 Cedea  Josselyn (4f Love You-Dea Josselyn) took second for trainer/driver J-M Bazire. Third was 18/1 Easytowin (5f Offshore Dream-Victory My Way-Koos Van Canstra) with driver/trainer Dion P. Tesselaar up for Holland’s Gerrits Recycling BV, the breeder/owner. Tonight’s Quinte+ Prix le Parisien (purse €65,000, 2850 meters, 18 European starters) was won by the 1.12.5kr timed and 3.7/1 odds Orient Horse (8m Abano As-Irma del Rio) that raced barefooot for driver Pierre Levesque, trainer Thomas Levesque and Mme. S, Bruni of Italy. 9.9/1 Vacate Money (7f Prodigious-Making Money) took second for Jean Philippe Dubois, driving for trainer Philippe Moulin and Dubois’ Ecurie Victoria Dreams. 96/1 Pingus Vang (9g SJ’s Photo-New Wonder) from Denmark was a rallying third for Mathieu Mottier and trainer Vincent Lacroix. 17/1 Reine du Zack (6f Zinzan Brooke Tur) was fourth for Marco Smorgon, also trainer, and fifth was 9/2 Avrik de Guez (6g Joker de Ruzoy) for J-M Bazire. The Prix Arethusa (purse €52,000, 2850 meters, 14 starters) this evening went to 2.7/1 Diablo Castelets (3m Sam Bourbon-Kandie du Rib) handled by trainer Marco Smorgon for Scuderia Trotto Italia SAS.  Timed in 1.15.1kr the winner bested 7.2/1 Dancing Love (3m Uniclove-Sissi du Caieu) for Bernard Piton, driving for breeder/owner/trainer Jean Paul Piton. Third was 17/1 Daan Veloce (3m Saxo de Vandel-Quayotte) driven by Pierre Vercruysse for breeder/owner Zitaluna BVBA in a blanket finish. The October 21 Vincennes evening test for two year-old fillies was the Prix Aludra (purse €38,000, 2200 meters, 14 starters). The 1.17kr timed winner was 2.3/1 Epice Turgot (2f Orlando Vici-Kippa Turgot) driven by J-M Bazire for Fabrice Souloy, the trainer for owner/breeder Mme. Th. Hoste.  The one is now unbeaten in two outings. 25/1 Ecume des Lovanges (2f Gazouillis-Jolie Lily) was second driven by Franck Ouvrie and third was 124/1 Et Si Seulement (2f Goetmals Wood-Si Seulement) with trainer Ronny Kuiper aboard for breeder/owner Ecurie D. October 20 at Enghien was led by the Pick5 Prix de la Porte Brarrion (purse €60,000, 2875 meters, 18 starters) with victory earned by the 1.15.8kr timed and 9/10 favored Baila Sport (5f Jag de Bellouet-Koea Josselyn). Mathieu Abrivard teamed the winner. 67/1 Bettina de Tillard (5f Ouragon de Celland-Rolls de Tillard) took second for Eric Raffin and third was 23/1 Bocsa de Lespi (5f Kepler-Maite Phil) with Dominik Locqueneux up for Scuderia Super Chico SAS and trainer Johanna Lindqvist. October 19 at Salon de Provence was the Q+ Gr. III Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf for a purse of €90,000 and raced by 16 contestants over 2950 meters. The 1.9/1 favorite Balbir (5g Ganymede-Manzir) scored timed in 1.15.3kr for trainer/driver Mickael Cormy for Ecurie du Vieux Chene.Comte de Bellaigue bred the winner. Second was 31.5/1 Sprint Final (10g And Arifant-Tyron Pellois) with trainer Junior Guelpa aboard, ahead of 3.3/1 Viking Blue (7g Prodigious-Idole Blue) and trainer/driver Yannick A. Briand.4.4/1 Topaze Jef and 23.7/1 Verano du Reynard were fourth and fifth. Thomas H. Hicks    

WILKES-BARRE PA - Wilberforce rolled to his third straight harness racing victory on Sunday night, never looking back in the $20,000 conditioned trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and crossing the wire 2¼ lengths to the good in 1:53.3.   Driver Eric Carlson wasn't fastest away with the gelded son of Caviar Crown, but he used the track geometry advantage of starting from the rail to maximum effect, never letting his outside early pursuers get around him and then forcing them to drop in behind by the 27.2 quarter under pain of being parked the duration. From there things were fairly easy for Wilberforce, as he notched middle splits of 56.2 and 1:25, then trotted home strongly for his tenth triumph of the year. Uncle Hanover came up the Pocono Pike to take away second late from pocketsitting Stonebridge Combat behind the winner, who pushed his seasonal earnings over $100,000 for trainer Kris Rickert, co-owner with Dale Wareham.   The three-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding Double L Lindy, unraced at two, has really found his trotting form in recent starts and went even faster than the feature horses, posting a 1:53 win on a 53-degree night in a $16,000 event. A winner of only one of his first 11 career starts, Double L Lindy has now won four straight, including this smashing mile which saw him 19¾ lengths to the good at the wire. Anthony Napolitano, who had posted ten victories in his last three Pocono cards at press time, handled the promising youngster for trainer Ake Svanstedt and the ownership of Lindy Farms of CT, Joe Sbrocco, Paul Van Camp, and Little E LLC.   In the $18,000 featured pace, Michael's Victory ran his current winning streak to three with a 1:51.3 victory, overcoming a first-over trip and holding off second-over Perfect Bet by a head. Simon Allard, also with les mains chaudes recently (23 victories in October), sulkysat behind the sophomore Rocknroll Hanover gelding, whose dam Michell's Victory is a ¾ sister to the $1.3M-winning Rare Jewel, for trainer Mark Silva and owner Jeffrey Snyder.   PHHA / Pocono      

MANALAPAN, NJ -- September 9, 2016 -- Freehold held its first leg of NJSS Green Acres for harness racing three year old filly trotters this afternoon. The third race consisted of six New Jersey bred filly trotters competing for a purse of $7,000. The four to five favorite Jazebel De Vie wired the field in 1:58.3. Followed by Coco Truffles in second, and after a costly break Southwind Venus rallied to finish third. This is win number three for the Henrik Lundell trained Jazebel De Vie. The Muscles Yankee filly is owned and bred by Joie De Vie Farms LLC of Jobstown, New Jersey. The Muscle Hill filly Coco Truffles increased her lifetime earnings to $45,353. Southwind Venus, also a Muscle Hill filly was bred by Southwind Farms of Pennington, New Jersey. The second leg of the NJSS Green Acres for three year old filly trotters is scheduled for Friday September 19, at Freehold Raceway. Courtney Stafford  

Some harness racing people might say Our Twentyten is a tad underrated. The dual Breeders Crown winner paid $10.10 on the Victorian tote tonight defeating Blue Sky Commander ($2fav) and Sky Petite ($3.30) in the Seelite Windows and Doors Winter Trotters Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton. Afterwards trainer Brent Lilley declared more Breeders Crown riches were being sought with the Breeders Crown Open a target. Steered to perfection by Rodney Petroff, who has developed a great affinity with the son of Muscles Yankee/Regal Volo, Our Twentyten got his head in front right at the wire in the 2240-metre race. Petroff drove confidently out of the gate, pushing through a gap from a back-row draw before working to the breeze and eventually grabbing one-one cover when Sky Petite (Steven Duffy) obliged. Miracle set the tempo despite an outside-front-row draw, Josh Duggan taking the gelding to the front where he reeled off 31.4, 32.1 and 28.4 splits between the mile and the quarter pole. VIDEO REPLAY: Our Twentyten takes out the Winter Trotters Cup Sky Petite and Blue Sky Commander (Kerryn Manning) placed bold bids for victory approaching the home turn but they must have heard Our Twentyten’s hoof beats in hot pursuit. Blue Sky Commander got the better of Sky Petite at the 100m, but Our Twentyten made up the required half-length he needed to get the win inside the final 50m. “He’ll have to meet the better performed horses in the Breeders Crown but he got it (the Breeders Crown) as a three- and four-year-old,” Lilley said. His winning mile rate tonight was 1:59.3, the last quarter covered in 29secs. Blue Sky Commander was gutsy in second, while Sky Petite hung on for third just ahead of Lightning Calder and Savannah Jay Jay. Cody Winnell

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