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WILKES-BARRE PA – The Muscle Massive filly Treviso is the only sophomore trotting miss to have a win in each of the three preliminaries of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes after a 1:54.2 victory Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while the other harness racing division was taken by Overdraft Volo in 1:54.3.   Despite winning her two previous Sire Stakes prelims, and a Currier and Ives division in between, Treviso was the 9-5 second choice behind 3-5 favorite That’s All Moni, a winner in the second leg. But trainer/driver Charlie Norris yielded the early lead and followed the chalk to the stretch, then sailed right on by to win by 3 3/4 lengths, raising Treviso’s lifetime earnings to $240,896 for the Klis Brothers Stable and Carrie Norris.   The Yankee Glide filly Overdraft Volo is now two-for-two in the Sire Stakes and for 2017 after overcoming a first-over journey and lowering her mark to 1:54.3 in the other section. Last year’s PA divisional champion Fine Tuned Lady made a threatening rally but came up a half-length shy behind the winner of $202,340, who is owned by the Pinske Stables and Kentuckiana Racing Stables and is backed by Team Orange Crush – driver Andy Miller and trainer/wife Julie.   In a $25,000 winners-over handicap trot, Homicide Hunter, returning to the track where he trotted the second-fastest mile over a 5/8-mile oval, 1:50.1, last year, caught favored Tuonoblu Rex to post a 1:52 victory. Tuonoblu Rex tried to steal with the race with a 26.4 third quarter that got him to the third pole in 1:22.2, but Homicide Hunter, stalking him from the pocket, had enough to go by late for driver George Napolitano Jr., trainer Chris Oakes, and Crawford Farms Racing.   PHHA / Pocono  

WASHINGTON, PA, June 10, 2017 -- Glassine Hanover opened a sizable lead, then held on late to score in 1:52.3, fastest division in Saturday's $145,803 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Pittstop Danika and Caviart Ally took the other splits in the harness racing event for 3-year-old filly pacers known as the Adios Betty. Glassine Hanover last year won a pair of PASS legs at The Meadows, so she clearly thrives here. When she opened up a 2-length lead for Tyler Smith at the three-quarters, it appeared she might jog off. But when long shot Black Jack Pat charged late, the daughter of Dragon Again-Gifted Yankee was all out to down her by a nose. Gallic Sea finished third. "She was waiting on them a little bit," said Smith, pinch-hitting for regular driver Trace Tetrick, who was banged up but not seriously injured in a race mishap Friday at Hoosier Park. "I kind of shut her down a little bit going into the last turn. Once she saw the other horse, she fought her off." Trent Stohler trains Glassine Hanover, who soared over $200,000 in career earnings, for Trent Stohler Stable, Benjamin Graber, Tim Graber and Dolne Farm Services. Dismissed at 20-1 and shuffled to last at the three-quarters, Pittstop Danika looked hopelessly beaten. But when Mike Wilder found a seam and then shifted her outside, Pittstop Danika roared through the stretch and pulled off the upset in 1:52.4, a lifetime mark. Dr. J's Kiss was 1/2 length back in second, with Gigi From Fiji third. "She raced vicious last week off the pace," Wilder said, "so I wanted to wait as long as I could and see if she could have a good kick. That was the game plan going in -- maybe not get shuffled to last. When I got her out, she just exploded." Ron Burke, who trains the daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Danika Hanover for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and M1 Stable, said she'll be pointed to upcoming PASS legs and the Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo at The Meadows. Saddled with post 8, Caviart Ally alertly got the lead but had to pace in 26.3 to get there. When she was pocketed by Inverse Hanover, the 4-5 favorite, she got the breather she needed. The daughter of Bettor's Delight-Allamerican Cool blew by the favorite in the lane to defeat him by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:53.2, matching her career best. Big City Betty completed the ticket. "That first quarter probably was a little faster than I would have liked," said winning driver Andrew McCarthy. "I wasn't really concerned because she was doing it easy enough. She's a bigger track kind of horse. I had a little trouble getting her around the turns at Yonkers." Noel Daley conditions Caviart Ally, who boosted her lifetime bankroll to $176,822, for Caviart Farms. In the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Tamarind, a 9-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos, vaulted over $900,000 in career earnings when he put the field away with an explosive backside brush and triumphed in 1:53.3. Barn Girl finished second to give trainer Bill Bercury a sweep of the exacta. Dave Palone and Merriman each piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the program features an $80,000 PA Stallion Series stake for 3-year-old filly pacers. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

There were four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races for harness racing 3-year-old filly trotters on Thursday afternoon (June 8) at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of roughly $37,000. In the first division, The Pinske and Kentuckiana Racing Stable's Overdraft Volo (Andy Miller) won her sophomore debut. The daughter of Yankee Glide-Tagliabue achieved pocket position early, using the passing lane to score a one-length victory in 1:55.3. Princess Aurora (Yannick Gingras) finished second, while Hot Mess Hanover (Dave Miller) was third. It was Overdraft Volo's fourth career win. The victory puts her earnings over $160,000. Division two saw Treviso (Charlie Norris) remain unbeaten on the season (3 for 3). The daughter of Muscle Massive-Valbonela brushed to the front just past the quarter. She was engaged at 5/8ths by Broadway Idole (Dave Miller), but was up to the task, winning by a head in 1:54. Cool Cates (Andy McCarthy) finished second, while Broadway Idole held third. It was the 8th career win for Treviso out of 14 starts. The win put her earnings over $200,000. She is owned by Klis Brothers Racing and Carrie Norris. In the third division, Jimmy Takter trainee That's All Moni lived up to the 3/5 billing. The daughter of Cantab Hall-Pine Chip brushed past the quarter, surviving a challenge from The Erm (Charlie Norris), before delivering a one length win in 1:53.4. The clocking was just two-fifths of a second off the track record. Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan) finished second, while The Erm settled for third. It was the 6th career win for That's All Moni (Tim Tetrick) out of 13 starts. She is owned by Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, and Al Libfeld. Division four went to Caviart Farm's Caviart Wonder (Andy McCarthy). The daughter of Muscle Massive-Won An Done sat off the tempo for the first 5/8ths, before grinding past for the win in a lifetime's best 1:54.1. Vodka N Lindy (Dave Miller ) finished second, while Can't I (Tim Tetrick) rallied mildly for third. It was the 3rd straight win for the Noel Daley trainee, and the 5th of her career in start 13. Michael Bozich

There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) races for harness racing 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Thursday Afternoon (June 1st) at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of just under $50,000. Fear The Dragon (Dave Miller) was razor sharp in the first division. The son of Dragon Again-Armbro Cinnamon sat patiently to the half, before unleashing an uncovered offensive at the 5/8ths pole. The Brian Brown trainee then came home in :27 seconds to overtake pace-setter Ocean Colony (Tim Tetrick) to win by a length, in 1:49.1. The clocking equaled his lifetime best. Ozone Blue Chip finished third. It was the fourth straight win for Fear The Dragon, who remained undefeated (4 for 4) on the season. He is owned by Emerald Highland Farms. Division two saw Summer Side (Tim Tetrick) make good on his even-money status. The son of Well Said brushed past the quarter, and was able to maintain his one length advantage across the wire. The mile was timed in 1:50.2. Filibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras) finished second, while Machiavelli (Dave Miller) was third. It was the first win of the season for the Ray Schnittker trainee, who was coming off of a solid second place finish to Downbytheseaside in the Rooney Final at Yonkers. He is also part-owned by Howard Taylor. 2016 Breeders' Crown champion Hunstville (Tim Tetrick) took no prisoners in the third and final division. Eleven days after being handed a rare defeat, the son of Somebeachsomewhere took his frustrations out, winning by 7 lengths in 1:49, equaling his lifetime's finest. Bobby Weiss Series Champion Highalator (George Napolitano Jr) finished second, while Boogie Shuffle (Scott Zeron) settled for third. It was the ninth career win out of fourteen starts for the Ray Shnittker trainee, and his second of the season. He is also owned by Ted Gewertz, Charles Iannazzo, and Steve Arnold. Michael Bozich

Freehold, NJ --- Ron Coyne Jr. and his partners might reach for the sky with Ozone Blue Chip, but the harness racing ownership group will have a better idea of their horse’s future following Thursday’s (June 1) third round of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action. Ozone Blue Chip competes in the first of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old male pacers at Harrah’s Philadelphia. He faces a field that includes Fear The Dragon and Ocean Colony, both unbeaten this season, and his performance will help Coyne gauge whether to send the horse to the upcoming Pepsi North America Cup. “He’s going to have to step his game up to show whether he really deserves to go,” said Coyne, who owns Ozone Blue Chip with Canada’s Blair Corbeil and Florida’s Chris Mazzone. “We’ll see that on Thursday. He’s in a tough group. If he puts in a real sharp effort and is right there with those boys we might consider going.” Eliminations for the C$1 million North America Cup are June 10 at Ontario’s Mohawk Racetrack. The 10-horse final is June 17. All six horses in the first division of Thursday’s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes are eligible to the North America Cup, with Ozone Blue Chip joined by Fear The Dragon, Ocean Colony, Photobombr Hanover, R J P, and Eddard Hanover. The second division features three North America Cup hopefuls in Darling’s Dragon, Mac Attack, and Filibuster Hanover while the third group has four in Blood Line, Normandy Beach, Perfectly Close, and Huntsville. Ray Schnittker’s Huntsville was the 2016 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old male pacer. He was upset by Fear The Dragon in the second round of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on May 21 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Ozone Blue Chip is a son of stallion Bettor's Delight out of the Real Artist mare Soiree and was purchased for $30,000 at the 2015 Standardbred Horse Sale. His third dam, JEF’s Eternity, was a Dan Patch Award winner and the mother of Dan Patch Award honoree Immortality. “You pick a handful you like and hopefully they fall into your price range,” Coyne said. “And he did. So it worked out good for us. Personally, I like Bettor’s Delights. I think being Pa.-eligible was a bonus. We liked that about him. I liked the Artsplace line on the mare’s side and he was out of a Real Artist mare. That was another plus I thought. I just liked the way he looked, the way he stood conformation wise. It was all good.” Ozone Blue Chip won two of eight races last year and earned $40,760. His only open stakes start came in the Breeders Crown, where he finished fifth in his elimination and seventh in the final after starting from post 10. He was timed in 1:50.4 with a :27.2 last quarter-mile. “His year was OK,” Coyne said. “He was a horse that kind of got better every time he went out there. At the end of the year, the Breeders Crown was really the only stakes he had left, so we took a shot. Unfortunately he drew the 10 hole in the final, but he held his own.” This year, Ozone Blue Chip has one win in three starts. He began his campaign with a win in a conditioned race and in his most recent start was fourth in a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Pocono. He was sixth at the top of the stretch and made up 3-1/2 lengths in the lane to finish fourth, beaten by 2-1/2 lengths. “He ended up having some traffic early; he was like third over at Pocono and that’s always tough with the short stretch, but he got in gear and finished up pretty good,” Coyne said. “I think he fits. He might be a notch under the top, top ones but we’ll see how the season goes. Some of them fall by the wayside and others get better. He does act like a nice colt. He’s got a high speed and he’s got a little class to him. We’ll see how it shakes out.” by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

WILKES-BARRE PA - Fear The Dragon used a huge backstretch spurt to flash by divisional leader Huntsville nearing the 3/4, then went on to easily defeat last year's harness racing freshman champ by 2½ lengths in 1:49.1 while winning one of three divisions of the $148,492 second leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Driver David Miller held the victorious son of Dragon Again in reserve early in fifth, with the 1-9 Huntsville tucking third early then coming out soon off the first turn to brush to the lead past the wire. Huntsville looked a little sideways late on the turn at the 54.4 half, and that's when Miller made his move with Fear The Dragon.   The wind aided horses down the backstretch at Pocono Sunday, and when Miller tipped Fear The Dragon out he sent him up to the leader full throttle, with the third quarter officially timed in 27.3 and the Dragon, officially four lengths out at the half, knocking almost a second off that fraction to make the front easily late backstretch and open a clear margin. Huntsville gave pursuit but could not find any extra steps to get him closer, and Miller guided the winner under the line in hand to take a new mark and send his earnings to $276,298 for trainer Brian Brown.   Fear The Dragon     Owner Emerald Highlands Farm now has a colt (who defeated Huntsville at Philly last year) dead-square in the sophomore spotlight with Huntsville and another Brian Brown trainee, Downbytheseaside - and they also have the only double Sires winner in this division as well as the fastest winner at Pocono this year.   Trainer Jimmy Takter sent out the winners in the other two Sire Stakes divisions, both Somebeachsomewhere colts posting clockings of 1:50.3. Ocean Colony salvaged some pride for the chalkplayers in winning his division, with the 1-5 favorite coming out of the two-hole midturn for driver Yannick Gingras and then going by strong pacesetter Eddard Hanover midstretch, winning on his own by ¾ of a length for the ownership of Christina Takter, John Fielding, Hatfield Stables, and MKatz ALibfeld SGoldband.   Ocean Colony     Blood Line sprung a 12-1 surprise in his Sires division, with driver Mark MacDonald sending the colt directly to the lead despite the outside post seven and then guiding home in 54.4 to take a new lifetime mark of. Favored Filibuster Hanover pulled outside late on the backstretch and narrowed in on the leader, but Blood Line was tough on the engine and resisted the first leg Sires winner by a half-length for trainer JTakter and owners Diamond Creek Racing.   Blood Line     There were also a pair of $25,000 winners-over events for top older pacers on the Sunday card. In the event for pacing mares, the McArdle distaff Nike Franco N posted her second straight triumph, brushing to the lead in front of the stands and then stepping her last half in 54.4 - 26.4 to earn a new mark and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $402,743 for driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jo Ann Looney-King, and owner Richard Poillucci.   Nike Franco N     In a trotting contest, Rubber Duck and Melady's Monet received the same win pool backing to the dollar, and their second half duel was just as close, with the first-over Rubber Duck, a son of Muscle Mass, grinding on very gamely to inch away late from the pacesetting Melady's Monet, getting a half-length decision in 1:53 for driver Joe Bongiorno, trainer Richard Johnson, and owners Blair and Ema Corbeil.   Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana stopped by the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for a special Sunday meet and greet with fans. After the signing, he toured the paddock, met and had pictures taken with drivers and other horsemen, and rode in the starting gate.   PHHA / Pocono  

WASHINGTON, PA, May 20, 2017 -- They couldn't collar Sortie in Saturday's harness racing $146.628 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows -- literally. The Hambletonian hopeful, one of the most promising freshmen of 2016, had been racing with a Cornell Collar to help his breathing. Moments before Saturday's race, however, trainer Noel Daley was informed that Cornell Collars can't be used in Pennsylvania, and the device had to be removed. It didn't seem to bother Sortie, who raced beautifully in his seasonal debut, jogging off to victory for Andrew McCarthy in 1:53.1, fastest this year for a 3-year-old colt on a five-eighths-mile track and a life mark. The event known as the Super Bowl was contested over three divisions, with Andy M and Common Parlance also taking splits. Daley said he added the Cornell Collar for Sortie, who won a Breeders Crown elimination and finished third in the final, after a vet's diagnosis. "They said everything looked good on him, he just had a short epiglottis," Daley said. "So rather than do surgery, we just put the Cornell Collar on him. I didn't realize until five minutes before he raced that they're illegal here. "I did an interview the other day where I mentioned the collar -- I guess that's how they knew we used it. I have to watch what I say to you fellas." In the Super Bowl, the son of Explosive Matter-Win B moved first over from third and drew off smartly, downing Giveitgasandgo by 3-1/2 lengths. High Glider was third. McCarthy indicated Sortie did not experience labored or noisy breathing during the race. Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Mario Mazza and Sortie Stable campaign Sortie, who pushed his career bankroll to $146,493. Daley indicated Sortie, a $65,000 yearling acquisition, will race primarily in Pennsylvania and New Jersey early in the season. Sortie Andy M pulled the pocket down the backside for Aaron Merriman and quickly put away the leader, Monteverdi. Though he tired late, the son of Andover Hall-All In The Muscles held off Gustavo Fring by 1/2 length in a career-fastest 1:54.1, with Stealth Hanover fourth-placed-third. "I didn't want to have to race him that hard," Merriman said, "but this horse really impressed me today. I never got the plugs out. He was getting a little bit tired late, but he's supposed to. That's as fast as he's ever been by a couple seconds." Chris Beaver trains Andy M, who soared over $100,000 in career earnings, for Mark Moger and Albert Delia, Jr. Andy M Common Parlance performed well in the PA Stallion Series at 2, but this was his first shot at the big boys. After grabbing the early lead and enduring a slight shuffle, he poured through the Lightning Lane to score for Mike Wilder in a career-fastest 1:54.4. Brown Bear was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, while Brand New Key completed the ticket. "We'll keep going with him in this series," said Joseph Skowyra, who trains the Crazed-Angevine gelding for Wade Wyatt and Francis DiMondi, Jr. "He's a nice, sound horse, well behaved, and he's fast." Common Parlance In the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace, Knocking Around made it three straight when he survived a 26.3 opening panel and triumphed in 1:50, fastest of his career. The first-over Lincoln James raced well for second, 3/4 lengths in arrears, with Dapper Dude third. Jim Pantaleano piloted the 7-year-old Western Terror-So Completely gelding, who now has banked $312,473, for trainer David McNeight, Jr. and owner Courtney McNeight. Knocking Around Tony Hall collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the program features an $80,000 PA Stallion Series stake for sophomore colt and gelding trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Sortie, Noel Daley's Hambletonian Stakes hopeful, begins his 3-year-old harness racing campaign Saturday by competing in the first of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions at The Meadows, near Pittsburgh. Sortie is among 18 Hambletonian eligible trotters entered in the three divisions, with each race featuring six. Last year, Sortie won his elimination for the Breeders Crown and finished third in the final. He also finished second in the Matron Stakes, but Daley believes the colt wasn't at his best because of trouble breathing. Daley has made an equipment addition in the hopes of correcting the issue. "He didn't finish off the race properly in the Breeders Crown; I know he was third, but he wasn't any good," said Daley, who trains and co-owns Sortie. "He should have jogged in the Matron and he wasn't any good. This year he came back and I've put a Cornell Collar on him, because mechanically they said his throat was fine. "He's been real good so far. I've been very happy with him." Sortie is a son of former Daley star Explosive Matter out of the stakes-winning mare Win B. Daley was interested in Sortie because of his familiarity with the colt's family and purchased the horse for $65,000 at the 2015 Lexington Selected Sale. The colt is owned by Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Mario Mazza, and Daley's Sortie Stable. Last year, Sortie went off stride in three of his first four starts (he won the only race in which he did not) before starting to put it all together. He finished fourth in a division of the International Stallion and then hit the board in his final three races of the campaign. For the year, he finished with $122,055 in purses from eight starts. "He always showed talent, but he would throw his head or when you pulled him off a horse he just wanted to go a hundred (miles per hour)," Daley said about last year's breaks. "We've been concentrating on that. When we qualified him, (driver Andy McCarthy) pulled him out, put him back, pulled him out, put him back, a couple of times. He seems better. You just have to watch that he doesn't want to spin his wheels too quickly. He's a good gaited horse. He just wanted to get going." Sortie prepped for his seasonal debut by winning two qualifiers, one at the Meadowlands and the other at Harrah's Philadelphia. Daley said the horse will stay near his base in central New Jersey as he works toward the $1 million Hambletonian on Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands. "We'll try not to overdo it," Daley said. "It's a heavy schedule; I don't want him to be in everything. I'd rather keep him here. He can go (to Canada) later. If he's good enough, he's got everything late. I don't want to have too many tough trips when we're just trying to get him set up." The early favorite for the Hambletonian is Linda Toscano-trained New York-bred Walner, who won seven of eight starts last year and received the Dan Patch Award for best 2-year-old male trotter. Walner won each of his races by at least 1-3/4 lengths, including a 4-1/2 length triumph in the Breeders Crown. Linda's horse is obviously the horse to beat, but I legitimately think that if (Sortie) can breathe he's a top five horse, definitely," Daley said. "After Linda's horse, there's no one else I'd swap him for. We'll see. It depends who steps up. He's got to step up and do it now." Following are the fields for Saturday's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions in post order with Hambletonian eligible horses in bold. Division 1: Perfect Spirit, Di Oggi, Meteoric, Gee Wizz George, Sortie, High Glider, Giveitgasandgo, Coogan, Dover Dan. Division 2: What A Cantab, Stealth Hanover, Monteverdi, Simply Volo, Andy M, Gustavo Fring, Snowstorm Hanover, Media Buzz, Don Dream. Division 3: Brown Bear, Limerence, Brand New Key, Meme Hanover, Common Parlance, Affair Of Honor, Iron Mine Johnny, Explosive Ridge, Backstage Pass. Giveitgasandgo, from the stable of John Butenschoen, was last year's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion. Snowstorm Hanover, trained by Ron Burke, won the Matron Stakes and Valley Victory. Ken Weingartner

WILKES-BARRE PA - Huntsville, last year's North American two-year-old pacing colt champion coming off a sensational victory in his 2017 bow, will start from post four Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the eleventh race division of the $148,492 second leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for harness racing sophomore male pacers.   A son of Somebeachsomewhere owned by trainer Ray Schnittker in partnership with Theodore Gewertz, Charles Iannazzo, and Steven Arnold, Huntsville posted an 11-7-4-0 slate last year, good for $689,814, took his Breeders Crown Final and Pennsylvania Sire Stake Championship, and at Lexington paced in 1:49, a clocking which equaled the fastest mile ever by a two-year-old.   Huntsville made his first start of this year in the first Sire Stakes leg at The Meadows on May 6, going a devastating mile to win by ten lengths in 1:50.3 over a "sloppy +2" track in 44 degree temperatures - with none of the other three divisions going faster than 1:52.1. Regular pilot Tim Tetrick handled him in that impressive victory, and he is again slated for Sunday sulky duty.   The duels between Huntsville and a member of the Brian Brown stable were highlights of the late season last year, and again on Sunday there will be a Schnittker vs. Brown showdown - but Huntsville won't be facing archrival Downbytheseaside, who also went in 1:49 the same day Huntsville did and who took his measure in the Governor's Cup in 2016. Downbytheseaside this week will be down by the Hudson River, competing Saturday in an elimination race for the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers.   But if ever a trainer were going to have to send a "second-stringer" against a star like Huntsville, Brown is in as good a position as anyone could be - for his "second-stringer" is Fear The Dragon, a son of Dragon Again owned by the Emerald Highlands Farm. Fear The Dragon defeated Huntsville in 2016, a 1:51.2 Sire Stakes triumph at Philly August 18, was second to him in his 1:49 record mile, and two weeks ago won a Sire Stakes division in 1:52.1 in the off going at The Meadows, the same time as his winning stablemate Downbytheseaside. David Miller will be in the sulky as Fear The Dragon starts from post five.   The other divisional winner at The Meadows in the first leg of the Sires, Filibuster Hanover (1:52.2), appears to be the horse to beat in the tenth race Sires division, beginning from post two for driver Yannick Gingras, trainer Ron Burke, and the ownership collective of Burke Racing Stable LLC, Joseph Di Scala Jr., J&T Silva Stables LLC, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. The altered son of Somebeachsomewhere showed at the end of last year that he can pace with the best around, finishing third behind Downbytheseaside and Huntsville in the Governor's Cup despite suffering interference.   In the twelfth race Sires division, Gingras may again be behind a favored son of Somebeachsomewhere, Ocean Colony, who won his yearly bow in 1:51.3 - 26.3 over "good going" at The Meadowlands after taking a mark of 1:50.1 at two. Jimmy Takter trains Ocean Colony, who will start from post two for Christina Takter, John Fielding, Hatfield Stables, and MKatz ALibfeld SGoldband.   Also part of the super Sunday show at The Downs will be a pair of $25,000 handicap events, one for pacing mares and one for trotters. The first post for the Sunday card at the mountain oval is listed to go at 7:30 p.m.   PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, May 13, 2017 -- Fine Tuned Lady, Pennsylvania's champion freshman filly trotter, took an important step to successfully defending her harness racing title when she scored in a career-best 1:54 -- in her season debut -- in Saturday's PA Sires Stake at The Meadows. The $149,852 event known as the Stenographer was contested over four divisions, with Treviso, Cool Cates and Crann Tara taking the other splits. Fine Tuned Lady hadn't raced since capturing the Nov. 3 Matron at Dover Downs, but after three qualifiers, the daughter of Cantab Hall-Poster Princess appeared in mid-season form. She sprinted to the lead from post 5 for Corey Callahan and held off Thats All Moni by 3/4 lengths for owners William Wiswell and M&L Of Delaware, pushing her lifetime bankroll to $457,211. Future Secured completed the ticket. "She did that on her own," said Tyler Butenschoen, assistant to winning trainer John Butenschoen. "She was excited and happy to be back. She's maybe a little bigger, maybe a little more mature. She grew up the way you want to see one grow up." Fine Tuned Lady Treviso, who banked $155,569 at 2, also got her sophomore campaign off to a fine start for trainer/driver Charlie Norris when she grabbed the early lead from post 8 and easily downed the pocket-sitting Sianna Hanover by 1/2 length in 1:54.1. Hot Mess Hanover earned show. "She really came back good and trained down well," Norris said. "I only got one qualifier in her, but you can train her about wherever you want to go. She just loves her work." Norris rigged the daughter of Muscle Massive-Valbonela with a nasal strip for the first time but didn't see much benefit from it. "She breathes hard, although she doesn't make any noise," he said. "It's never affected her performance. I just thought we'd try something new. Any impact? Nah. Chances are she probably won't wear it again." Owners Klis Brothers Stable and Carrie Norris purchased Treviso privately as a yearling after her consignor to the Lexington sale bought her back. Treviso's next start likely will be in the Currier & Ives at The Meadows. Treviso Cool Cates provided the stake's tote board pyrotechnics, when, after trailing by 5 lengths at the three-quarters, she went three wide into the final turn and upset at 31-1. Broadway Idole finished second, 3/4 lengths back, with Vodka N Lindy third. "She's got enough speed -- her manners aren't always great," said Andrew McCarthy, who piloted the daughter of Yankee Glide-Dance To Market for trainer Noel Daley and owner All Laid Out Stable. "She's a little quieter this year. They have a little more iron in her mouth, so I can hold her a little bit more. She was a little too hot as a 2-year-old. She's starting to figure it out. If she keeps behaving herself, I think she'll go places." In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Knocking Around survived a tough first-over journey and prevailed in 1:51.3 for Jim Pantaleano, trainer David McNeight, Jr. and owner Courtney McNeight. The 7-year-old Western Terror-So Completely gelding vaulted over $300,000 in career earnings. Knocking Around Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the card features a $100,000 PA Stallion Series stake for 3-year-old filly trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

It was a Breeders' Crown rivalry renewed on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. The first three finishers of last year's 2-year-old filly pace were making their sophomore debuts in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at the harness racing Chester oval, with each of the four events going for a purse of roughly $40,000. The first division featured the marquee match-up between Someomensomewhere (2016 BC winner) and Agent Q (2016 BC runner-up). It was Agent Q (Dave Miller) getting the first call off the wings, with Someomensomewhere settling into fourth. Agent Q released Ron Burke trainee Sapphire Beach (Yannick Gingras) to sit pocket, while Someomensomewhere abandoned her pylon spot to grind first-over. As the field departed three-quarters, Sapphire Beach carried Agent Q to the passing lane, where she exploded down the lane to win by a length, stopping the clock in 1:52.1. The fractions were :27, :56, and 1:24. The overall clocking was just 1/5th of a second off of her lifetime best. Sapphire Breeze held third. Agent Q is owned by Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Bob Muscara, and is trained by Aaron Lambert. Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) made her sophomore debut a winning one for the conglomerate of Takter, Fielding, Brixton Medical, and Katz. The third place finisher in 'Crown 16' was able to hold off a determined upset bid from V String (Andy McCarthy), who surged off cover to take the lead in the stretch. Idyllic Beach sat pocket behind the speed of Miss Jones (Corey Callahan), who barely carried the race-favorite to the passing lane. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere rallied up the pylons to win by a length in the end, stopping the timer in 1:52.3. She is trained by Jimmy Takter. In other Sire Stakes action, Mike Hall trainee Watch What You Say won her fourth straight to stay undefeated on the season. The daughter of Well Said was able to complete a long, uncovered grind to cross the wire first in a time of 1:54.1, a new mark. She is owned by CTC Stables, Bradley Grant, and Howard Taylor. She was driven by Brett Miller. Nifty Norman trainee Inverse Hanover rallied off of cover to take the final division in 1:53.4. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere remained perfect on the season (3/3) for owners White Birch Farm and the Pinske Stables. Hall of Famer Dave Miller drove. Michael Bozich

Freehold, NJ --- Last season’s three richest 2-year-old female pacers -- Idyllic Beach, Someomensomewhere and Agent Q -- will make their harness racing seasonal debuts Thursday (May 11) when Harrah’s Philadelphia hosts the first round of action in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes series for 3-year-old female pacers. Idyllic Beach was the 2016 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old filly pacer after capturing eight of 14 races and earning $647,678, second to only colt Huntsville among all 2-year-olds. Someomensomewhere was the Breeders Crown winner and Agent Q was the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion. Someomensomewhere and Agent Q meet in the first of Thursday’s four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions while Idyllic Beach is in the third division. Idyllic Beach and Someomensomewhere are from the stable of trainer Jimmy Takter. Idyllic Beach hit the board in all 14 of her starts last year and her wins included the She’s A Great Lady and Kentuckiana Stallion Management stakes in addition to a division of the International Stallion Stakes. Someomensomewhere was trained by Erv Miller last year. She won four of 14 races and earned $486,380 for then-owners Nick Surick Stable and KDM Stables. In addition to winning the Breeders Crown her victories included the Kindergarten Series championship and a division of the International Stallion. She is now owned by Diamond Creek Racing and A B M Stable. Takter also sends out Somesleazetoplease in the fourth Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division. “There are quite a few good fillies,” Takter said. “I don’t think anyone really stands out, but it’s a deep group. The fillies I have are nice fillies so hopefully they can stay with them.” Idyllic Beach, by Somebeachsomewhere out of the O’Brien Award-winning Idyllic, heads to her opening day assignment off two qualifiers. She finished second both times. She is the 2-1 morning line favorite in her division and is owned by Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical Inc., and Marvin Katz. “She qualified good,” Takter said. “She was maybe a touch flat her last qualifier, but we’ve been qualifying with an open bridle and she maybe didn’t pay attention like she normally does. It’s her first start of the year. They’re going to need a couple starts to get their feet right. But I expect her to be right there.” Someomensomewhere won once in six races on five-eighths-mile tracks last year, but excelled on the big tracks at Lexington and the Meadowlands, posting three wins and two seconds in five starts. Harrah’s Philadelphia is a five-eighths-mile oval. She is the 5-2 choice from post one Thursday, with Agent Q at 3-1 from post five. “It’s going to be interesting on a five-eighths track,” Takter said about Someomensomewhere, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Omen Hanover. “She’s kind of had a little problem in the turns in the past. We’ve been working on that. Hopefully we can get her so she can go shorter turns. I’m happy with how she’s progressing.” Somesleazetoplease, a homebred half-sister to Takter’s two-time Dan Patch Award-winner See You At Peelers, finished second twice in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes series last season and finished her campaign with a win at Philly. It was her only victory in seven races. She has raced once this year, finishing second to 4-year-old Twinkle at the Meadowlands. “She raced really good,” Takter said. “She closed very good (in :26.4). She’s coming back very nice. She was on and off last year. But by the same token she was very immature in a lot of ways. It looks like this year she is a little stronger.” Agent Q, a daughter of Western Terror-Teenage Paige trained by Aaron Lambert for owners Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Robert Muscara, won three of 10 races last year and never finished worse than second. She missed by a nose from post 10 in the Breeders Crown and also finished second in the She’s A Great Lady. Click here for Thursday’s complete Harrah’s Philadelphia card. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications  

WASHINGTON, PA, May 6, 2017 -- If there were any doubts that freshman harness racing champion Huntsville would come out smoking for his 3-year-old debut, he quickly dispelled them in Saturday's $151,280 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows when he roared to victory by an eye-popping 10 lengths. His time of 1:50.3 in the slop not only is the fastest this year by a sophomore on a five-eighths-mile track, but it also was at least 1.3 seconds faster than the clocking of any of the other three divisional winners Saturday. Downbytheseaside, runner-up to Huntsville is last year's Dan Patch Award voting, also fashioned a successful if less spectacular seasonal debut, scoring in 1:52.1. Filibuster Hanover and Fear The Dragon also won splits, the latter giving Brian Brown, trainer of Downbytheseaside, a PASS double. Brown also collected a Pennsylvania Stallion Series victory with Kellys Bett. Huntsville had qualified well for his sophomore campaign, but even trainer Ray Schnittker, who owns the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Wild West Show with Ted Gewertz, Charles Iannazzo and Steven Arnold, wasn't expecting a runaway. "I thought he might win by a length or two," Schnittker said, "but I guess he's right back to where he was last year. He looked really good." Huntsville quarter-poled around Highalator, opened up 5 lengths at the three-quarters and poured it on from there. Highalator, who saw his nine-race winning streak snapped, saved second, with Blood Line third. Winning driver Tim Tetrick had mixed feelings about the huge performance of Huntsville, who now boasts $708,724 in lifetime earnings. "That was all him, that was Ray getting him ready," Tetrick said. "I was hoping I didn't have to go that fast. I wanted to save that for another month. He just dragged me around there -- he's that talented." Huntsville Using Lasix for the first time, Downbytheseaside was efficient in victory, powering to the lead from fifth before the half for Chris Page and holding sway in a business-like manner -- Page never popped his earplugs -- to down the first-over Normandy Beach by 1-1/4 lengths. Boogie Shuffle earned show. "I thought he was a little dull getting out of the gate," Brown said, "but Chris kept him really quiet. Last year we had trouble taking him off the gate. This was perfect for the first start. Everything went as easy as it could." Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo and Diamond Creek Racing campaign Downbytheseaside, a son of Somebeachsomewhere-Sprig Hanover who extended his career bankroll to $596,016. Downbytheseaside Their trainers indicated the next starts for Huntsville and Downbytheseaside likely will occur in two weeks in the PASS leg at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Filibuster Hanover defeated both Huntsville and Downbytheseaside early last year. In fact, trainer Ron Burke once regarded him as the most promising 2-year-old in his stable. But the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Fashion Ecstasy became unfocused and willful as the year progressed and so was gelded. He was fast and professional Saturday, moving three wide into the final turn for Matt Kakaley and downing Point Somewherelse by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:52.2, with Candell third. "He's a lot smarter and way more manageable to drive," Kakaley said. "I think he has things figured out now. The front wasn't too good in the early races, so I just tried to get him in the middle where he could make a big move on the end." Filibuster Hanover has earned $133,309 for Burke Racing Stable, Joseph DiScala, Jr., J&T Silva Stables and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Filibuster Hanover $80,000 PA Stallion Series -- 3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings The Derby Day card also featured four $20,000 divisions of a PA Stallion Series event, with wins going to Cougar Bait, Independent One, Southwind Yukon and Kellys Bett. Mike Wilder (Cougar Bait, Kelly Bett) and trainer John Butenschoen (Cougar Bait, Independent One) enjoyed stake doubles. Cougar Bait was impressive in his seasonal debut, moving first over and grinding out a tough win in 1:55.4. Keystone Phoenix shot the Lightning Lane for second, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Cinnabar Dragon completed the ticket. "The rail today is real heavy, and he doesn't show a whole lot of gait speed," Wilder said. "I just kind of landed where I did and planned to move when they forced my hand. In the stretch, he just paced right off. That's not the ideal trip, but it sure didn't seem to bother him." Harmony Oaks Racing, Jeremey Day, Tangie Massey and VIP Internet Stable own Cougar Bait, a Western Terror-No One Is Along gelding. Southwind Yukon took the final of a late-closing series at The Meadows in his most recent outing, and he kept on rolling Saturday, retaking the lead for Dave Palone and defeating the hard-used Magritte by 1/2 length in 1:54.4. Iminurblindspot completed the ticket. "He's a big, lazy colt, only does what he has to," Palone said. "That's what I like best about him -- he's very easy on himself." Burke trains the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Southwind Solara for Burke Racing Stable, Larry Karr, Richard Suda and Weaver Bruscemi. Kellys Bett Southwind Yukon Independent One Cougar Bait The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, May 4, 2017 -- Huntsville and Downbytheseaside, harness racing's top 2-year-old colt pacers in 2016, will launch their sophomore campaigns -- and quest for divisional and Horse of the Year honors -- in Saturday's $151,280 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The Kentucky Derby Day card at The Meadows marks the kickoff of the spring/summer meeting after a two-week hiatus and also features an $80,000 PA Stallion Series event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Special post time is 11:25 AM. Huntsville won the Dan Patch Award as the best 2-year-old male pacer, sealing the deal with an impressive victory in the Breeders Crown final. Pennsylvania's 2016 champion, Huntsville is the fastest freshman ever at The Meadows with a 1:50 clocking in an August PASS split. Trained by Ray Schnittker, the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Wild West Show earned $689,814 -- and never finished worse than second in 11 outings -- for his owners, Ted Gewertz, Charles Ianazzo, Steven Arnold and Schnittker. Schnittker indicated he was pleased with Huntsville's two qualifiers to prep for the PASS, which included a 1:51.3 mile at the Meadowlands. He said he's switched Huntsville to an open bridle this year but won't tinker much with his rigging. "With the good ones, you usually don't want to screw them up," he said. "Right now everything looks good. "I hope he gets a good trip. As long as he's closing at the wire, I'll be happy. I hope he wins, but horses like him are racing hard week after week." Huntsville goes from the rail in race 8 with Tim Tetrick aboard. The champ must contend with a new shooter, Highalator, who, after a two-race freshman season, has won nine straight this year, including the championship of the Weiss series. Highalator leaves from post 3 with Vic Kirby. Brian Brown, conditioner of Downbytheseaside, made what could be a significant change when he added Lasix for the colt's two recent qualifiers. The son of Somebeachsomewhere-Sprig Hanover, who races for Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo and Diamond Creek Racing, will use the medication Saturday. "Last year, there was a hint of bleeding after training one day, just a spot," Brown said. "Just to be on the safe side, we went ahead and did it." Lasix seemed to settle the horse in his qualifiers, when he raced off the pace -- at least for a while. "He's not two fingers to drive, so we were very happy that he could sit that long," Brown said. "And when he moved he went right by." Brown indicated he's pleased that Downbytheseaside and Huntsville didn't draw into the same division. "That's not to say Huntsville is the only horse to beat -- I have six horses to beat. They'll meet eventually; I just didn't want it to be in their first race." Downbytheseaside last year set world records on half-mile and mile tracks. He was runner-up to Huntsville in the Dan Patch Award voting but got a measure of revenge by defeating his archrival in the Governor's Cup. He leaves from post 3, with Chris Page in the sulky, in race 9. Derby Day festivities at The Meadows include live music, food and beverage specials and the annual Derby Hat Contest.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 10, 2016 -- Broadway Donna earned her second straight Pennsylvania championship Saturday at The Meadows when she followed live cover and roared through the lane to capture the $252,000 PA Sires Stakes final for the harness racing 3-year-old filly trotters. The Meadows hosted all four PASS championships and consolations for 3-year-olds, with total purses of more than $1.2 million. Call Me Queen Be, Check Six and Cufflink Hanover also earned titles. David Miller picked up a pair of championships behind Broadway Donna and Cufflink Hanover. Broadway Donna won nine of 10 starts at 2 and pocketed the divisional Dan Patch Award. But she had taken only two of six starts this year, prompting trainer Jim Campbell to add Lasix before her last race. In Saturday's championship, Fashion Farms' homebred daughter of Donato Hanover-Broadway Schooner looked stronger, blowing by the first-over Womans Will to triumph in 1:53.4. Miss Tezsla rallied for second, 1/2 length back, while Womans Will saved show. "She was more like herself today, and I'm very happy with the way she raced," Campbell said. "David thought he would be racing her from behind, and he drove her absolutely perfect. We didn't make any equipment changes. We just thought we had to get her healthy more than anything else." He indicated Broadway Donna, who now has banked $800,894, will have a few weeks off before her next scheduled engagements at the Red Mile. A look at the other championship action: PASS Championship, 3-Year-Old Filly Pacers Call Me Queen Be had routinely been coming up a bit short to the division's glamor girls, Pure Country and Darlinonthebeach, so it was no wonder she was dismissed at 14-1. But leaving from the rail with the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Preppy Party Girl, winning driver Scott Zeron had a plan -- take the point and release no one. "I timed the gate pretty good with my horse," he said, "and when I got away where I did and saw the horse outside me jumping some stuff in the first turn, it made my decision to keep on trucking. Trip was the difference, having the rail and being able to control what we wanted to do. At the same time, my filly had to be on her game today, and she was." Pure Country and Darlinonthebeach were forced three wide down the backside, and though Darlinonthebeach eventually cleared to the lead, Call Me Queen Be had plenty of pop left for a charge through the Lightning Lane. She prevailed for trainer Ross Croghan and owners Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham in 1:49.1, fastest ever in The Meadows' editions of the championship and just a tick off the track record. Pure Country was second, beaten a neck, while the hard-used Darlinonthebeach had to settle for show. Call Me Queen Be extended her career earnings to $673,382. PASS Championship, 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers With Yannick Gingras at the helm, Check Six did what he does best -- win money. Though he may lack a signature victory, Check Six pushed his lifetime bankroll to $865,922 for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, William Switala and James Martin. Moreover, The son of Somebeachsomewhere-Southwind Vanna endured a blistering opening panel of 25.4 to get the job done in 1:50, a lifetime mark. "He'll make $1 million at 2 and 3 despite having a major screw-up at 2 when he stepped on a nail," Burke said. "He's a good horse." Western Fame was a length back in second while JK Will Power, another Burke pupil, earned show. Burke, who had five starters in the championship, said he and his ownership groups expect to sell most of their 3-year-olds when their stakes seasons are completed. "I have a lot of top pacers, and I can't keep them all," he said. "I've become more of a young-horse stable, so I'll probably sell all these and continue to build from the bottom. I may keep Fernando Hanover. He's one I think I haven't got everything out of yet." PASS Championship, 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trotters Cufflink Hanover used a Get Out of Jail Free card to claim his title for trainer Chris Oakes and owner Crawford Farms. He got it near the three-quarters, when the horse on the outside pinning him on the cones, Milligan's School, broke stride. That provided the son of Andover Hall-CR Savoire Faire an escape route. He made the most of it, blitzing by the leader, Love Matters, and downing him by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:53.3, matching his career best. Hollywood Highway finished third. Miller indicated he was confident he would have found racing room without the fortuitous break of Milligan's School. "There's a big old passing lane," he said. "If you got horse, don't worry about it." Miller, who owned a share of Cufflink Hanover before selling it to Crawford Farms, said he has no second thoughts about the transaction. " I'm very happy for the owners," he said. "I'm very glad he's done well for them." PASS CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: The PASS consolations, each worth $50,000, provided excitement aplenty. Desert Runner tallied in 1:53.1, fastest ever in The Meadows' editions of PASS championships for sophomore colt and gelding trotters, while Yankee Moonshine matched the local stake record of 1:51.2 for filly pacers. Windowshopper (filly trot) and More Dragon (colt and gelding pace) took the other consolations . . . Burke fashioned a five-bagger on the 15-race card while Dave Palone collected four wins. They teamed to take the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace with Lincolnjames . . . With the completion of the PASS championships, The Meadows will take a planned three-week break from live racing. The track and its Harmar off-track facility will be open throughout the hiatus for simulcast viewing and wagering. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, Oct. 3. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 8, 2016 -- All four Pennsylvania juvenile champions -- Pure Country, Broadway Donna, Ideal Jimmy, Lagerfeld -- will defend their titles in Saturday's $1,208,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championships for harness racing 3-year-olds at The Meadows. Each division sports a $252,000 final and a $50,000 consolation. First post is 1 PM. Diamond Creek Racing's Pure Country is perhaps the flashiest of the quartet -- she was undefeated in 10 starts at 2 and a consensus pick for the Dan Patch Award for freshman filly pacers. This year, the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Western Montana has been human, so to speak, losing six of 13 races. Yet several of her defeats have come in top stakes against males, several others from extreme outside post positions. She enters the PASS final off a hard-earned 1:49.2 victory in the Simcoe, which extended her career bankroll to more than $1.48 million. Jimmy Takter, who trains Pure Country and Lagerfeld, said he still regards Pure Country as the divisional leader. "She's been pretty decent against the best horses in the sport," Takter said. "It's a little bit more difficult to be dominant as a 3-year-old. She did quite well against the boys, but with those outside posts, what can you do? She's very professional. She should be a serious factor on Saturday." Pure Country goes from post 4 in race 6, with Brett Miller aboard. Lagerfeld prevailed in a PASS championship that got messy, picking up the pieces left by multiple breakers. At 3, though, he's had several noteworthy performances for owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Herb Liverman and Jim Fielding, including thirds in the Yonkers Trot final and a Hambletonian elimination. "He won a couple early then did some stupid things, broke in a couple starts," Takter said of the son of Yankee Glide-Southern Senorita. "He had a pretty good Hambletonian -- came home in 26.3 -- and wasn't too far off in the Yonkers Trot. He's raced well at The Meadows before." Mark MacDonald will pilot Lagerfeld from post 7 in race 10. It will be a busy afternoon for Takter; of the 32 horses scheduled to compete in the championships, the Hall of Famer conditions eight of them. Asked to recommend any of his starters who may be beneath the radar, he suggested Love Matters, who'll compete against Lagerfeld in the colt and gelding trot. "I think he's ready for a good mile," Takter said. "I might consider him a better shot than Lagerfeld." Broadway Donna romped to nine wins in 10 starts wins to start her career and earned a divisional championship. The going has been tougher for her this year; Fashion Farms' homebred daughter of Donato Hanover-Broadway Schooner has two wins in six starts. Broadway Donna added Lasix before her last start, when she finished second to 20-1 long shot Black Broadway "She didn't have her usual kick finishing," said her trainer, Jim Campbell. "She may need another start on Lasix. She's had a good week so far. I don't see any reason why she wouldn't (have a big race)." She'll leave from post 6 in race 6 for David Miller Ideal Jimmy, trained by Erv Miller for D.R. Van Witzenburg, may be the most unlikely of the quartet to repeat. Not only did he make the final without a PASS victory this season, but he's also winless in 11 starts overall this year. Plus, he must deal with five contenders from the powerful Ron Burke stable; four of the Burke quintet started in the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids. The Western Ideal-Armbro Nectarine gelding drew post 6 in race 9 with Corey Callahan in the sulky. The fields for Saturday's PASS championships, in post position order, with drivers and trainers: PASS Championship -- 3-Year-Old Filly Pacers (Race 6) 1. Call Me Queen Be - Somebeachsomewhere - Scott Zeron - Ross Croghan 2. Darlinonthebeach - Somebeachsomewhere - David Miller - Nancy Johansson 3. Lispatty - McArdle - Mark MacDonald - Gilberto-Garcia Herrera 4. Pure Country - Somebeachsomewhere - Brett Miller - Jimmy Takter 5. Newborn Sassy - Western Ideal - Tim Tetrick - Jo Ann Looney-King 6. Kiss Me Onthebeach - Somebeachsomewhere - John Campbell - Chris Ryder 7. I Said Diamonds - Well Said - Jim Pantaleano - Matias Ruiz 8. Shesasmokinlady - McArdle - Ray Paver - Ray Paver 9 (AE) Skinny Dipper - Somebeachsomewhere - Andrew McCarthy - Ross Croghan 10 (AE) Shezarealdeal - Western Ideal - Dave Palone - Ross Croghan   PASS Championship -- 3-Year-Old Filly Trotters (Race 8) 1. Ginny Weasley - Andover Hall - Aaron Merriman - Ake Svanstedt 2. Kathy Parker - Andover Hall - Yannick Gingras - Jimmy Takter 3. Spicedbourbongirl - Cantab Hall - Jeff Gregory - Jeff Gregory 4. Sunset Glider - Cantab Hall - Mark MacDonald - Jimmy Takter 5. Black Broadway - Broadway Hall - Corey Callahan - Michael Eaton 6. Broadway Donna - Donato Hanover - David Miller - Jim Campbell 7. Womans Will - Donato Hanover - Andy Miller - Julie Miller 8. Miss Tezsla - Andover Hall - Brett Miller - Jimmy Takter 9 (AE) Ultimate Shopper - Yankee Glide - Tim Tetrick - Anette Lorentzon 10 (AE) Hot Curry - Muscle Massive - Ron Burke - Ron Burke   PASS Championship -- 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers (Race 9) 1. Another Daily Copy - Somebeachsomewhere - Tony Hall - Nicholas DeVita 2. Fernando Hanover - Dragon Again - Tim Tetrick - Ron Burke 3. Big Top Hanover - Western Ideal - Mike Wilder - Ron Burke 4. JK Will Power - Somebeachsomewhere - David Miller - Ron Burke 5. Check Six - Somebeachsomewhere - Yannick Gingras - Ron Burke 6. Ideal Jimmy - Western Ideal - Corey Callahan - Erv Miller 7. Western Fame - Western Ideal - Mark MacDonald - Jimmy Takter 8. Manhattan Beach - Somebeachsomewhere - Matt Kakaley - Ron Burke 9. (AE) Arthur Pendragon - Dragon Again - Dan Altmeyer - Dan Altmeyer 10. (AE) More Dragon - Dragon Again - Dave Palone - Ron Burke   PASS Championship -- 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trotters (Race 10) 1. Milligan's School - Yankee Glide - Andy Miller - Julie Miller 2. Hititoutofthepark - Yankee Glide - Corey Callahan - John Butenschoen 3. Love Matters - Explosive Matter - Yannick Gingras - Jimmy Takter 4. Cufflink Hanover - Andover Hall - David Miller - Chris Oakes 5. Hollywood Highway - Muscle Massive - John Campbell - Staffan Lind 6. Truemass Volo - Muscle Massive - Matt Kakaley - Doug Hamilton 7. Lagerfeld - Yankee Glide - Mark MacDonald - Jimmy Takter 8. Reigning Moni - Donato Hanover - Brett Miller - Jimmy Takter 9. (AE) Taco Tuesday - Cantab Hall - Tim Tetrick - Frank Antonacci 10. (AE) Tight Lines - Yankee Glide - Jeff Gregory Jeff Gregory Evan Pattak The Meadows Racetrack & Casino    

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