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Taking advantage of a suicidal first harness racing quarter, Ole Miss waited patiently in fifth before pouncing on the leaders and capturing Tuesday's (February 19) $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Clear skies are forecast for the next few days in Lexington, setting the stage for more intriguing two year old racing in the International Stallion Stakes (INSS). Friday (October 5) brings with it nearly $600,000 in harness racing purses for the taking on the clay carpet.

Spring Break enjoyed a comfortable pocket trip, then charged through the lightning lane to capture her second straight - and vault over $700,000 in career earnings - in Wednesday's harness racing $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Not Listed/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

What a lady, what a night. Even in the daytime. JK Owhatanite, a 3-year-old filly named after the Four Seasons' hit song 'December 1963, (Oh, What a Night),' is among the horses entered for Friday's (July 1) afternoon of harness racing at Historic Track in Goshen, New York, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend.

In 1605, Guy Fawkes gained fame of sorts in a failed effort to blow up the British House of Lords. Monday at The Meadows, the equine Fawkes gained his own measure of fame when he blew up the tote board in the $125,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, pulling off a 48-1 harness racing explosion.

Trailing by 6-1/2 lengths at the half, Sephora De Vie rallied with a steady drive that carried her to victory in a stakes-record 1:56.3 in a division of Tuesday's (May 31) $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series harness racing event at The Meadows.

Affirmed and Alydar dueled through perhaps the most storied rivalry in Thoroughbred racing history, but those legends have nothing on two outstanding harness racing Standardbreds, Jans Luck and Spring Break.

American Rage raged through the stretch on Tuesday (March 22) at The Meadows to capture a harness racing division of the Dennis Sheehan Memorial Pace in 1:54.4, fastest this year by a sophomore colt on a five-eighths-mile track. Border Fighting took the other $15,000 second-leg split, giving him two consecutive victories in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings.

Spring Break overpowered a classy harness racing field in Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, taking the early lead and gliding effortlessly through the slop for her second straight victory and third in her last four starts.

Spring Break made the right move at the right time as she buried her main rival at the pylons and went on to a 9-1 harness racing upset victory in Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Just a few more weeks remain in the 2010 harness racing season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but the racing action hasn't slowed down one iota. For a few examples of just what I'm talking about, let's take a look at the performers who earned the Weekly Awards.

Real Amor, a two-year-old Real Artist filly, picked a good time to break her maiden, winning one of several harness racing divisions of 'The Stallion Series' at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday evening (August 16).

Rose Run Keepsake survived an eventful journey Friday at The Meadows to earn a narrow harness racing victory in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. While I'm Justa Lady and Tom's OK Lady vied for the early lead, Rose Run Keepsake idled on the outside, finally clearing to the front past the quarter.

Locked in around the final turn and seeminglycompeting for a minor harness racing check, Spring Break threaded her way to daylight and powered home to capture Monday's $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Captain Sully made a confident move to the front past the quarter and strode out to an effortless 2-length victory in a division of the A.W. Capone Memorial series for freshman colt and gelding trotters Monday at The Meadows, stamping himself as the favorite in next week's $20,000-added final.

The second night of Grand Circuit Week at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs saw the two-year-old pacing fillies grabbing the spotlight and producing the fastest times of the 2009 season for the freshman gals on a five-eighths mile oval.

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