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WASHINGTON, PA, March 21, 2014 -- A nine-race harness racing maiden entering Friday's Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows, Spiritina blew up the tote board with a shocking victory at 94-1 in the slop. There was no Show wagering in the race, but a $2 Win/Place ticket returned $422.20. Stirling Bella took the other $15,000, third-leg division in the series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers. The Donna Dunn championship, along with the final legs of three other current series at The Meadows, is set for Friday, March 28. First post that day is 6:55 PM. Using Lasix for the first time, Spiritina got away fifth for Brett Miller and saved ground until the Lightning Lane beckoned. She outkicked Fashion Katie to down her by a head and score in 1:57.4. Sandy Hook Hanover was third. The 1-5 favorite, Small Town Charmer, ducked, followed dead cover and never was a factor. Norm Parker trains Spiritina, a 3-year-old daughter of Allamerican Native-Art Tina, for owner/breeder Bob Key. Stirling Bella had to duel for the early lead but was much the best once she got there, capturing her second Donna Dunn division in 1:58.1. The pocket-sitting Sure You Are was second, 2-3/4 lengths back, with Marissa third. Aaron Merriman drove the 4-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Fast Princess for trainer Dave Zito and owner Mervin Wengerd. Friday's card also featured a pair of fast-class events won by Unefoisdansmavie and Brooklyn Flight. A 10-time winner last year, Unefoisdansmavie collected her initial 2013 victory in an $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace by brushing through the Lightning Lane for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. The 7-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World, who extended her career bankroll to $386,757, scored in 1:57.1, 1-3/4 lengths better than Victory Is Coming. Vixy completed the ticket. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Brooklyn Flight moved powerfully first over to triumph for Miller in 1:55. The pocket-sitting Pop Cop was second, 1-1/4 lengths in arrears, while Southern Allie rallied for show. Frank Consiglio conditions Brooklyn Flight, a 6-year-old Panspacificflight-Brooklyn Belle gelding who now boasts $174,424 in lifetime earnings, for Team 19 Stables. Burke enjoyed a five-bagger, including four victories with Palone at the helm, while Miller drove three winners on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

DOVER, Del.---- Spunky Jack wired the $15,500 Winners-Over trot, Ideal Revenue, the $14,500 sub-feature while Boffin stepped up for a second win in his last three outings to win the $12,000 trot over 'an off track,' Wednesday, March 19 at Dover Downs. Roger Plante, Jr. took Walt Callam's Spunky Jack to the front and stayed there in a 1:56 mile to win for the third time in 2014 with four second-place finishes. An altered son of Super Punk-My Embrace, Spunky Jack lifts his seasonal bankroll to $46,825 and $176,371 lifetime. Guiltywithanexcuse (Daryl Bier), trained and driven by Daryl Bier, in his first local appearance since arriving from Pompano Park, finished second. Enrico AS (Ron Pierce) was locked in before escaping along the passing lane for third. I'm So Striking was scratched. Ideal Revenue has been no worse than third in his last six outings. The Revenue S-New Ideal gelding conditioned by trainer Jim Atkinson posted his third win to go with three seconds and a third in eight 2014 starts for owners Jim and Carol Atkinson. It was one of two wins for George Dennis. Picard (Frank Milby) finished second with Kodak Lindy (Montrell Teague) the third horse. Boffin continued his ascent with George Dennis driving. The four-year-old Donato Hanover-Trance Anthem horse quickly went into the lead and was never headed in a 1:54.3 conquest in a $12,000 conditioned trot. It was his second win in three races and third in four starts this year for Angela Coombs and trainer Kevin Lare. Veteran Green Day (Allan Davis) was next with Mandabra (Frank Milby) third. Five drivers registered two wins each: Ross Wolfenden, Jim Morand, Ron Pierce, George Dennis and Allan Davis. Nova Artist starts from the outside in the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap on Thursday at Dover Downs. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Pompano Beach, FL...March 13, 2014...Tom Petri's My Revenuer, with Bruce Ranger handling the lines, used a new strategy to win Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night.   The six year-old son of Revenue S tried the "wiring act" for the first time--and it worked. Clocking fractions of :27.2, :57 and 1:25 along the way, My Revenuer held off the late surging Photo King, driven by Jason Dillander, by a neck in 1:54.2, equaling his lifetime best set just three starts ago in a come-from-behind win.   the 1 to 2 favorite, Jolene's Pinehonker, with Mark O'Mara in the bike, finished third a length away after yet another menacing move on the backside bringing him alongside the leader around the final turn.   Separation from there left Count Speed fourth and Blomqvist next in the field of six.   In a post race interview, driver Bruce Ranger said, "...this horse is used to coming off the pace so, when I asked Tom (trainer Petri) if this horse can leave, he said that he can leave a little but has never been a wire-to-wire winner. I said, 'that may change tonight.' When Photo King left, I was a bit surprised at that, so maybe Jason (Dillander) had the same idea as I had because his horse (Photo King) likes it off the pace, too. We got a nice breather during the second quarter and I let him have racetrack on the backside to try and discourage any threats and it worked out well."   For My Revenuer, it was his third success of the year and 17th lifetime, pushing his 2014 bounty to $19,906 and $107,160 lifetime.   As second choice on the tote-board, My Revenuer paid $7.80 to win.   by John Berry, for Isle Pompano Park      

PURE BARRE EKES OUT CLOSE DECISION AT POMPANO   Pompano Beach, FL...February 19, 2014...Tom Gonsalves' Pure Barre, handled by Mickey McNichol, eked out a photo finish decision over the late charging Jolene's Pinehonker, driven by Mark O'Mara, in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night.   Photo King, teaming up with Jason Dillander, finished third in his first start in top Open company while Andover America finished fourth. Tug River Dylan picked up the nickel in the seven horse field. The time was 1:54.2 with a last half clocked in :56.2.   McNichol had Pure Barre, leaving from post six, on the engine from the get-go as Jolene's Pinehonker, starting just inside of Pure Barre flashed some uncharacteristic early early foot and battled for the first eighth mile before yielding.   With an opening panel in :28, McNichol, who has driven many of the sport's top trotters over his lengthy career, showed his rating skills by lolly-gagging through a :30 second panel, reaching the half in :58.   On the backside, Photo King brushed up from about four lengths out of it into a narrow lead during a brisk :28 third quarter and reached the third station in 1:26 but Pure Barre still had plenty of fight left and reclaimed the lead turning for home.   In the lane, with Pure Barre drifting out just a tad, Jolene's Pinehonker found a seam and began gnawing into Pure Barre's lead...but he ran out of racetrack and fell short by a head.   For Pure Barre, it was her second straight win in Open company--having won her last start on February 5th--to send her 2014 scorecard to 3-2-0 in five starts, sending her earnings this young season to $20,280. She's less than $1,000 away from $200,000 lifetime, her bounty now at $199,145.   In a post race interview, driver McNichol said, ..."she certainly is a game mare but, having said that, I was sure glad to see the wire. To tell you the truth, I was surprised that Mark's horse (Jolene's Pinehonker) left out of there. That really surprised me but, once I made the top with the mare, I was just hoping I could give her a little breather. So, it worked out well."   As the 9 to 5 public choice, Pure Barre paid $5.60 to win.   In the winner's over co-feature trot, Tom Petri's My Revenuer crushed his foes in a lifetime best effort--1:54.2--for Bruce Ranger.   As Lugar (Kevin Wallis), took the field through a :26.1 blazer, My Revenuer, the six year-old son of Revenue S, known for his prolonged brushing ability, was true to his followers as he came from nearly 10 lengths out of it early before beginning his forward journey towards the leader, reaching fourth halfway through the mile (:55.2) and continuing to grind forward, reaching Lugar's flank just short of the third station, timed in 1:25.   At the top of the lane, My Revenuer opened up a two length advantage and continued widening his lead to the wire, scoring by 4 1/2 lengths over Blushing Hanover (Mickey McNichol). The veteran warhorse Gale Warning (Jason Dillander) was third, squeaking past House Money for the show spot. Lugar held on for the minor award in the field of eight.   For My Revenuer, it was his second win of the year and sent his lifetime bounty just over the $100,000 plateau--$100,560 to be precise. by John Berry, for Isle Pompano Park      

DOVER, Del.----. Ashes Cash won the $20,000 Open trot over a track labeled "good' on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden drove Ashes Cash for trainer Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer Stable to his second win in a row and third in his last three races chalking up a 1:55 score in the week's top trot. A career winner of 17 races in 32 starts, the Vito Cucci-owned Cash Hall-Ashameg four-year-old gelding won easily. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) closed well and made a misstep in his final steps and finished second. Mandabra (Corey Callahan) took third money. Baximum finally made the winner's circle in his sixth 2014 start. The Cantab Hall-Bax Machine gelding, trained by Bobby Clark, had been close in recent races. After starting from the outside, Daryl Bier worked his way into challenging position and closed strongly to overtake front-trotting Looking Hanover (Ron Pierce) in the late going to notch a 1:54.4 triumph. Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague) finished third for the second straight start. After consecutive second-place finishes, Ideal Revenue made the winner's circle with a 1:56.4 victory with George Dennis in the bike. Trainer Jim Atkinson owns the Revenue S-New Ideal gelding with his wife Carol. Six Gun Hall (Allan Davis) was placed second and Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) placed third after Picard (Callahan), who was second to the finish line, made a lapped-on break nearing the wire. The win was one of two for the Atkinsons. Their Brite Jet scored a 39-1 surprise with Allan Davis driving, to win a $6,000 Mares pace. . Trace Tetrick, Ron Pierce, Allan Davis, George Dennis, Corey Callahan and trainers Josh Green and Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer Stable had two wins each. $27,000 Delaware Special at Dover Thursday Mustang Art and Feel Like A Fool, both second in last week starts, head the $27,500 Delaware Special on a strong program on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Since acquiring in 2012, Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art and driver Ron Pierce has been successful racing in Delaware and Pennsylvania including two wins this season twice was second in this event in his last start.  Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool, a purchase last November at Harrisburg has been racing well for George Dennis and was second in last week’s edition. Jim Morand drove Dreamfair Kovu to a 17-1 upset last week while Brit Evans and Foulk Stable’s Full Of Sand, third last time leaves from the rail with Corey Callahan. Heavenly Way’s Jeremy’s Successor teamed with Sean Bier and Robin and Jay Breasure’s People Are Crazy, handled by Vic Kirby, complete the starting lineup. Lindwood Player (Callahan), owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, carries a two-straight win streak into the $17,500 4&&5-Year-Old Open pace. Jim Behrendt’s Ice Scraper (Roger Plante) has been impressive in his starts since arriving from Balmoral Park. Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi’s Rage M Ryan, (Ross Wolfenden) is program favorite. JL Benson’s Mr. Dennis (Ron Pierce) drew the rail. Irwin Samelman’s Delaware Hanover (Frank Milby) has won twice already this year, and Jeremes General (Allan Davis) racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta should benefit from a better starting post. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Pompano Beach, FL...January 9, 2014...Jolene's Pinehonker, who gave a serious hint in his last start by trotting his final 1/2 in :55.4 to finish second, used his improved post position this week (1) to easily capture Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night.   The five year-old altered son of Pinetucky, driven by Ed Hensley for Mark O'Mara for owner Lester Raber, began edging closer from fourth early on and then sprinted from third to the lead on the backstretch and went on to score by 1 3/4 lengths over the early pacesetter Pure Barre for his 16th lifetime victory, a win that pushed his lifetime bounty to v$322,345 in only 48 lifetime starts.   Pure Barre, handled by Mickey McNichol, did finish second while Mr. Web Page, longest prop on the board at 24 to 1, finished third for Wally Hennessey. HP Forte, an uncoupled stablemate of Jolene's Pinehonker, finished fourth while Guiltywithanexcuse picked up the "nickel." The 7 to 5 favorite, Andover America made a miscue early in the mile and finished last in the sextet.   In a post-race interview, driver Hensley said, "Mark (trainer O'Mara) said this horse can brush a bit and that he was real good last week but just too far back off of some soft fractions. Having the rail really helped this time around and, when I asked 'Pine-whatever his name is' to go, he really took off....a nice trotter!"   As third choice in the pool, Jolene's Pinehonker paid $8.20 to win.   In the Open 2 Trot, She's All In got a couple of beneficial "breaks" to score a 1:57.3 win for owner-trainer-driver Rick Plano.   The five year-old daughter of Revenue S earned her 18th lifetime win to send her career bounty $130,854...but only after the 4 to 5 favorite, Keystone Thomas jumped up in the air at the start and the leading Blomkvist made a miscue while on the lead turning for home.   She's All In, meanwhile, was away in good order, was shuffled on the backside and then was sixth and widest of all turning for home, using a :29.1 finale on a rain-drenched oval to best the only other mare in the field, Dutchess Seelster (Wally Hennessey), by 1 1/4 lengths. Adenium (Matt Romano) went an even journey to finish third while Keystone Thomas, who recovered a bit to threaten around the final turn, did finish fourth. B C Lulu finished fifth in the field of seven.   As third choice in the wagering, She's All In paid $11.40 to win.   Driver Joe Sanzeri had quite a night on Wednesday night at Pompano as he scored his first lifetime hat-trick.   Sanzeri, who had only three drives, scored with Dot's Big Boy in the second race ($33.80), came back to win the sixth with Mar Dream ($6.40) and capped off his evening of perfection by scoring an upset victory with Mr. Casual ($17.00).   Finally, here's a quick mat quiz...   What does $16.00 plus $33.80 plus $11.40 plus 8.40 plus $4.80 equal?   Answer: At Pompano Park this Saturday night, a Pick 5 pool guaranteed at $25,000--the largest in track history!   Post time remains at 7:05 p.m. for the 10 race program.   by John Berry for Isle Pompano Park        

Pompano Beach, FL...January 2, 2013...Pure Barre, the only mare in the field, took top honors in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on New Year's night, kicking off the new year with a splendid 1:54 lifetime equalling best performance.   The six year-old daughter of Classic Photo, handled by Mickey McNichol for owner-trainer Tom Gonsalves, took command after a very brief tussle for supremacy early and wired together panels of :27.4, :57.2 and 1:25.3 en route to her three length triumph over the late charging Jolenes Pinehonker (Mark O'Mara). Keystone Thomas, prominent throughout the mile, finished third for Joe Pavia, Jr. while Jessesjo and Mr. Web Page earned the final two awards in the field of seven. Favored Andover America, off at 8 to 5 on the board, couldn't overcome the handicap of his outside post and finished sixth.   After a nine win campaign last year and $93,405 in earnings, Pure Barre won for the 16th time in her career, only feeling pressure around the final turn when Jesses Jo and driver Ed Hensley brushed alongside and actually into a narrow lead. That lead, though, was short-lived as Pure Barre fought back to reclaim the top spot at the top of the lane, widening her advantage to the wire.   After the race, McNichol said, "...she's been racing good right along and she won a couple of times recently on the front so I decided I'd try that strategy again...and it worked. I tried to rate her a bit after getting to the top and that second quarter breather of :29 and change really helped her. She's a classy mare and Tom (trainer Gonsalves) always has done a good job with her."   As second choice in the betting, Pure Barre paid $5.80 to win.   The Open 2 Trot went to HP Forte, driven by Mark O'Mara.   The nine year-old son of Muscles Yankee, sent off as the 4 to 5 tote board favorite, had a picture perfect journey, tilting to the far outside from third turning for home and mowing down the pacesetting Blomqvist (Bruce Ranger) to score by two lengths in 1:54.1, a new lifetime best.   Illusionsndreams (Andy Santeramo) was third while She's All In and B C Lulu completed the top five in the field of nine.   Owned by Mel Schmucker along with Paul Johnson and trainer-driver O'Mara, HP Forte won for the 12th time in his career.   He paid $3.80 to win.   The Open 3 Trot went to Dale Gilmour's Adenium with Matt Romano in the sulky.   The eight year-old altered son of Revenue S got a picture perfect journey and just did get by the favorite, I Love New York (Jason Dillander), to score by a neck in 1:55.   Spring Goal (Rick Plano) rallied for third while Gale Warning finished fourth. House Money picked up the nickel in the nine horse field.   Adenium won for the 15th time in his career to send his lifetime bounty close to $150,000 and returned $7.60 to win as second choice on the board.   Finally, in the Open 4 Trot, Steve Stabile's Thekeptman, driven by Andy Santeramo, used a late rally to edge by Surface Tension in the final few strides to score a neck decision in 1:56, a lifetime best performance.   The eight year-old gelded son of S J's Photo, a $53,066 winner last season, kicked off the new year by sending his career earnings to $148,994 with this win, his 12th lifetime.   Blushing Hanover (McNichol) was third in the mile followed by Undercover Bro and Mr McRail.   As second choice in the betting, Thekeptman returned $7.20 to his followers.   Racing resumes Saturday night with a 7:05 post time with the feature race the Open Handicap Pace.   Prairie Jaguar, a 1:49 winner last week, looks to defend his new crown but will have to overcome the handicap of the outside eight post.   by John Berry for Isle Pompano Park        

Dover, Del--- Longshots were in vogue for feature trots on New Year's Day at Dover Downs as Spunky Jack used the passing lane to win the $20,000 Open in a four-horse photo while Ideal Revenue stormed the outside to win a $14,500 trot on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Corey Callahan drove four winners. While Awsome Valley cut out the fractions from the start until the final step fighting off competition from mid backstretch until Roger Plante scooted Spunky Jack along the passing lane to get up for a 1:56.2 victory. Owned by Walt Callam, Spunky Jack, trained by Steve LeBlanc, was overlooked at 13-1 despite winning his previous start. It was the 13th career win for the now five-year-old altered son of Super Pink-My Embrace. Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) finished a valiant second with Mandabra (Corey Callahan), making his first start since last July, edging good closing Enrico AS (Allan Davis) for third. One race later, Mike Rossi pulled Ideal Revenue off the rail in mid-stretch and flew past the early leaders to score an easy 1:55 triumph, a lifetime best, in the sub-feature trot. The Revenue D-New Ideal gelding, owned by Carol and trainer Jim Atkinson, was followed by Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) and early leader Lock Tight (Corey Callahan). Dnieper (Daryl Bier) was a strong finishing fourth. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan got off to another fast start driving four winners. In addition to a 53-1 winning drive, Mike Rossi also brought in a 27-1 shot, Check Dons Pulse in the 15th race for his second win. First post on weekdays, Monday through Thursday, is 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. To dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Marv Bachrad  

Columbus, OH --- Bee A Magician, Father Patrick, and Maven were unanimous 2013 Dan Patch Award selections as the best harness racing horses in their respective divisions, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Thursday. A total of 131 ballots were returned. Three-year-old filly trotter Bee A Magician and older female trotter Maven were named on all 131 while 2-year-old male trotter Father Patrick was named on 130 with one abstention. Six other year-end champions were named Thursday in divisions that saw only one horse receive at least 10 percent of the vote. Three-year-old male pacer Captaintreacherous and older male trotter Market Share both received 130 votes and were declared winners in their divisions. Also being named winners were 2-year-old filly pacer Precocious Beauty, 2-year-old filly trotter Shake It Cerry, 3-year-old filly pacer I Luv The Nitelife, and older male pacer Foiled Again. Winners in the three remaining divisions - 2-year-old male pacer, 3-year-old male trotter, and older female pacer - will be announced at the Dan Patch Awards banquet on Feb. 23 at Dover Downs. Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, and Horse of the Year also will be revealed at that time. Finalists for best 2-year-old male pacer are He's Watching and Luck Be Withyou, with the 3-year-old male trotter race coming down to Royalty For Life and Spider Blue Chip and older female pacer a battle between Anndrovette and Rocklamation. Bee A Magician was undefeated in 17 starts this year and joined Muscle Hill and Syrinx Hanover as the only trotters to go unbeaten at age 3 and receive Dan Patch divisional honors dating back to 1975. Trained by Richard "Nifty" Norman and driven by Brian Sears for owners Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman, and David McDuffee, Bee A Magician won the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly trotters, Hambletonian Oaks, Elegantimage Stakes, and Delvin Miller Memorial on her way to $1.54 million in purses. Her earnings are the most ever for a 3-year-old filly trotter, breaking the record of $1.17 million set by Continentalvictory in 1996, and her winning time of 1:51 in the Miller Memorial at Meadowlands Racetrack is the fastest mile ever by a 3-year-old filly trotter. Father Patrick, trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by Yannick Gingras for the Father Patrick Stable ownership group, won 10 of 11 races and $744,057. His victories included the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters, the William Wellwood Memorial, and the Peter Haughton Memorial. He finished the campaign with a nine-race winning streak and was unbeaten in stakes competition. He set the world record of 1:52.1 for a 2-year-old male trotter on a five-eighths-mile track in winning his Breeders Crown elimination at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Maven won 10 of 14 races and earned $509,220 for trainer Jonas Czernyson, driver Gingras and owner Bill Donovan. Her wins included the Breeders Crown for older female trotters, Armbro Flight Stakes, and Miss Versatility Series championship. She trotted the fastest race mile ever on a half-mile track in winning the Miss Versatility in 1:51.4 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio. Captaintreacherous, Foiled Again, and Market Share are repeat winners. Last year, Captaintreacherous claimed Dan Patch Awards as best 2-year-old male pacer and Pacer of the Year. This season at age 3, he won 13 of 16 races and $2.05 million for trainer Tony Alagna, driver Tim Tetrick and the Captaintreacherous Racing ownership group. He joined Rocknroll Hanover and Gallo Blue Chip as the only 3-year-old male pacers to win a Breeders Crown, the North America Cup, and Meadowlands Pace in the same season. The 9-year-old Foiled Again, who this season became the oldest horse to ever win a Breeders Crown and the richest North American harness racing horse in history, was named the sport's best older male pacer for the third consecutive year. He joins Rambling Willie (1975-77) as the only horses to win the division's top honor three straight seasons. Foiled Again, trained by Ron Burke and driven primarily by Gingras for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and JJK Stables, won 11 of 29 races in 2013 and earned $1.40 million. He is the oldest horse to ever have a million-dollar season. Market Share, a 4-year-old, also took divisional honors last season at age 3. This year, he won six of 14 races and earned $1.07 million for trainer Linda Toscano, driver Tetrick and owners Richard Gutnick, TLP Stables, and William Augustine. He finished the season by winning the Breeders Crown Open Trot, American-National Stakes, and TVG Free For All Series Championship. I Luv The Nitelife won 13 of 15 races and $1.25 million for trainer Chris Ryder, driver Tetrick and owners Richard and Joanne Young. Her victories included the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly pacers, Fan Hanover Stakes and Valley Forge (in a world-record 1:48.4 mile). Shake It Cerry, trained by Takter and driven by Ron Pierce for the Solveig's Racing Partners ownership group, captured eight of 11 starts and earned $827,769. Her triumphs included the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters, Goldsmith Maid, and Merrie Annabelle. Precocious Beauty won seven of 11 races, including the She's A Great Lady Stakes, and $446,692 for trainer Gregg McNair, driver Doug McNair and owner Jim Avritt Sr. The competition for 3-year-old male trotter features Hambletonian winner Royalty For Life against Breeders Crown champion Spider Blue Chip. The race for older female pacer is between two-time defending division champ Anndrovette, who won the Roses Are Red Stakes, and Milton Stakes winner Rocklamation. Two-year-old male pacer honors come down to New York Sire Stakes champion He's Watching, undefeated in eight races, and Breeders Crown winner Luck Be Withyou, who won five of 11 starts. DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS These divisions saw only one horse receive at least 10 percent of the vote. 2-YEAR-OLD MALE TROTTER Father Patrick (130 votes, 1 abstention) Cantab Hall - Gala Dream - Enjoy Lavec Breeder: Brittany Farms. Owner: Father Patrick Stable. Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Yannick Gingras. Races: 11-10-1-0. Purses: $744,057. Mark: 1:52.1 at Pocono Downs (world record). Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $354,050 Wellwood Memorial; $280,500 Haughton Memorial. 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROTTER Shake It Cerry (124 votes) Donato Hanover - Solveig - Yankee Glide Breeder: Solveig's Breeders. Owner: Solveig's Racing Partners. Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Ron Pierce. Races: 11-8-2-0. Purses: $827,769. Mark: 1:53.3 at Meadowlands. Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $456,150 Goldsmith Maid; $321,700 Merrie Annabelle. 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACER Precocious Beauty (117 votes) Art Major - Precious Beauty - Jate Lobell Breeder: James Avritt Sr. Owner: James Avritt Sr. Trainer: Gregg McNair. Driver: Doug McNair. Races: 11-7-3-0. Purses: $446,692. Mark: 1:50.1 at Red Mile (world record). Top win: $428,450 She's A Great Lady. 3-YEAR-OLD MALE PACER Captaintreacherous (130 votes) Somebeachsomewhere - Worldly Treasure - Artsplace Breeder: White Birch Farm. Owner: Captaintreacherous Racing. Trainer: Tony Alagna. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 16-13-2-0. Purses: $2.05 million. Mark: 1:47.1 at Red Mile. Top wins: $980,000 North America Cup; $635,750 Meadowlands Pace; $500,000 Breeders Crown. 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACER I Luv The Nitelife (123 votes) Rocknroll Hanover - Lisjune - Camluck Breeders: MJG Racing Stables, Louis "Andy" Willinger. Owners: Richard and Joanne Young. Trainer: Chris Ryder. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 15-13-1-1. Purses: $1.25 million. Mark: 1:48.4 at Pocono Downs (world record). Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $384,044 Fan Hanover; $350,000 Valley Forge. 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROTTER Bee A Magician (131 votes) Kadabra - Beehive - Balanced Image Breeder: White Birch Farm. Owners: Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman, David McDuffee. Trainer: Richard "Nifty" Norman. Drivers: Rick Zeron, Brian Sears. Races: 17-17-0-0. Purses: $1.54 million. Mark: 1:51 at Meadowlands (world record). Top wins: $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks; $500,000 Breeders Crown; $356,981 Elegantimage. OLDER MALE PACER Foiled Again (125 votes) Dragon Again - In A Safe Place - Artsplace Breeder: Barbara Matthews. Owners: Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables. Trainer: Ron Burke. Driver: Yannick Gingras. Races: 29-11-6-7. Purses: $1.40 million. Mark: 1:48 at Pocono Downs (world record). Top wins: $512,000 TVG Free For All Championship; $500,000 Breeders Crown; $500,000 Ben Franklin. OLDER MALE TROTTER Market Share (130 votes) Revenue S - Classical Flirt - Yankee Glide Breeder: Hayley Moore. Owners: Richard Gutnick, TLP Stable, William Augustine. Trainer: Linda Toscano. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 14-6-1-5. Purses: $1.07 million. Mark: Q1:50.3 at Meadowlands. Top wins: $600,000 Breeders Crown; $526,710 Maple Leaf; $500,000 TVG Free For All Championship. OLDER FEMALE TROTTER Maven (131 votes) Glidemaster - M Stewart - American Winner Breeder: All La Nuova Sbarra Srl. Owner: Bill Donovan. Trainer: Jonas Czernyson. Driver: Yannick Gingras. Races: 14-10-2-0. Purses: $509,220. Mark: 1:51.4 at Delaware County Fairgrounds (world record). Top wins: $266,041 Armbro Flight; $250,000 Breeders Crown. DAN PATCH AWARD FINALISTS Top two vote-getters in these divisions were named finalists, with the winner to be announced at the Dan Patch Awards banquet Feb. 23 at Dover Downs 2-YEAR-OLD MALE PACER He's Watching American Ideal - Baberhood - Real Desire Breeders: Brittany Farms, Robert Burgess, Karin Olsson Burgess. Owners: David Menary, Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero. Trainer: David Menary. Driver: Jim Morrill Jr. Races: 8-8-0-0. Purses: $291,722. Mark: 1:50 at Tioga Downs. Top win: $225,000 New York Sire Stakes final. Luck Be Withyou Western Ideal - Trim Hanover - Camluck Breeder: Brittany Farms. Owner: John Craig. Trainers: Bill Cass, Chris Oakes. Drivers: Phil Hudon, Ron Pierce. Races: 11-5-1-0. Purses: $359,417. Mark: 1:50 at Pocono Downs. Top win: $500,000 Breeders Crown. 3-YEAR-OLD MALE TROTTER Royalty For Life RC Royalty - Bourbon 'N Grits - Donerail Breeder: Al Ross. Owners: Al Ross, Ray "Chip" Campbell Jr., Paul Fontaine. Trainer: George Ducharme. Driver: Brian Sears. Races: 14-7-2-0. Purses: $1.27 million. Mark: Q1:51.3 at Meadowlands. Top wins: $1 million Hambletonian; $665,420 Canadian Trotting Classic; $294,000 Dancer Memorial. Spider Blue Chip Andover Hall - Southwind Catlin - Muscles Yankee Breeder: McLain Ward. Owners: David McDuffee, Mel Hartman. Trainer: Chuck Sylvester. Driver: Ron Pierce. Races: 20-10-3-2. Purses: $1.08 million. Mark: 1:51.3 at Red Mile. Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $500,000 Colonial; $260,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final. OLDER FEMALE PACER Anndrovette Riverboat King - Easy Miss - Big Towner Breeder: Golden Touch Stable. Owner: Bamond Racing, Joseph Davino. Trainer: P.J. Fraley. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 21-7-7-4. Purses: $558,201. Mark: 1:48 at Mohawk. Top win: $313,795 Roses Are Red. Rocklamation Rocknroll Hanover - Art Sale - Artsplace Breeder: Perretti Farms. Owners: Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, J&T Silva Stables. Trainer: Ron Burke. Drivers: Yannick Gingras, Brett Miller. Races: 21-5-7-6. Purses: $540,358. Mark: 1:49.3 at Meadowlands. Top win: $275,480 Milton. by Ken Weingartner for Harness Racing Communications    

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 10, 2013 -- Snubbed by bettors in favor of her stablemate, Unefoisdansmavie brushed wide in the lane to capture Tuesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows at an uncharacteristic 6-1. Unefoisdansmavie was the favorite in each of her last three races, but when she was matched Tuesday against the red-hot Summer Indian -- they raced as separate wagering interests -- players made him the 1-2 selection. But Summer Indian tired in the stretch on the "good" surface while the fresher of the Ron Burke trainees zipped by for Tony Hall to score in 1:55.4. Count Me In shot the Lightning Lane for second, a length back, with the first-over No Doze third. Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III own Unefoisdansmavie, a 6-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World who now boasts $375,317 in career earnings. Dave Palone had five winners and Burke four on the 15-race card while Brett Miller and Mike Wilder each enjoyed a triple. by Evan Pattak for the Meadows  

This Week: W.N. Reynolds Memorial 3-year-old paces, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. Schedule of events: Meadowlands Racetrack will feature a pair of W.N. Reynolds Memorial stakes for 3-year-old pacers on the Saturday night (Dec. 7) card with the $58,000 (est.) contest for colts and the $50,000 (est.) race for fillies. Complete entries for the races are available at this link. Last time: Meadowlands Racetrack featured a big stakes card last Saturday night (Nov. 30) led by the TVG FFA finals for pacers and trotters. Foiled Again, who will be 10 years old in less than a month, won the $512,000 TVG FFA pacing final by a head in 1:49.2 against a field with $17.7 million in collective earnings. The win pushed Foiled Again's lifetime earnings to $6,030,968. Golden Receiver and Corey Callahan were first off the gate, hitting the quarter-mile mark in :26 with Bolt The Duer on his back. Foiled Again was right up and at him at the three-eighths to take the lead away and took the field to the :53.1 half. Pet Rock made a bid for the lead past the half but could not get by Foiled Again through the 1:22 three-quarters. Throughout the deep stretch, Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras) faced relentless pressure from the 8-year-old Golden Receiver, second oldest horse in the race, who came up the rail, but Foiled Again maintained his march to the finish line for the win. Foiled Again, who paid $7.80 to win, is trained by Ron Burke for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. Market Share (Tim Tetrick) trotted hard and fast every step of the mile, bursting off the gate to get the lead and never relinquishing it to win the $500,000 TVG FFA Trot in 1:51 by three-quarters of a length. The win pushed his lifetime earnings to $3,115,011. Market Share and Tetrick came off the gate from the outside post seven to press for the front and made it there in :26.2 at the quarter and held that lead with Uncle Peter (David Miller) on his back to the :55 half. Arch Madness came off the rail from fourth after the half to make a bid on the outside for the lead, still held by Market Share at the 1:23.1 three-quarters. Market Share pulled off two lengths from the field at the head of stretch, but Uncle Peter charged hard in the final strides to be second with a fast closing Guccio (Jimmy Takter) out and moving three wide at the head of the stretch, but he could not pass the leaders and was third. Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian winner, is trained by Linda Toscano and owned by Tom and Louis Pontone, Bill Augustine and Richard Gutnick. He is a 4-year-old son of Revenue S-Classical Flirt. Bee A Magician made it a perfect 17 for 17 with her one length victory in 1:53.3 in the $253,000 Moni Maker Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands. The win put her over the $2.3 million mark in career earnings. Time To Kill (John Campbell) made it to the lead first at the :27.2 quarter mile-mark while Ma Chere Hall (Corey Callahan) overtook her briefly just past that marker, but Brian Sears had Bee A Magician just behind her on the outside. Those two made an unpressured move to take the lead just before the :55.3 half. Sears put 2-1/2 lengths between him and the field and trotted on to the 1:25 three-quarters with Ma Chere Hall at his back. As the field trotted down the stretch, Ma Chere Hall made a bid to get past Bee A Magician, got just to her wheel at the wire, but could go no further, as Bee A Magician cruised home to win No. 17 for 2013. Bee A Magician is trained by Richard "Nifty" Norman for owners David McDuffee, Mel Hartman and Herb Liverman. Grand Circuit action also took place this past Sunday at Dover Downs. Sunshine Beach brushed to the lead heading to the half-mile marker and was never seriously challenged from there as he went on to capture the $284,160 Progress Pace final for 3-year-old male pacers in 1:50.3. Owned by Hudson Standardbred Stable, Conrad Leber and Diane Bertrand, Sunshine Beach is trained by Mark Steacy and was driven to victory by John Campbell. The win was the eighth in 20 season's starts for the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Light Up, while his 2013 earnings climbed to $909,283. Complete recaps of all the races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2013, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Hanover Shoe Farms is the sponsor for the 2013 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 1,857; 2. Tim Tetrick - 1,625; 3. David Miller - 1,228; 4. Brian Sears - 781.5; and 5. Ron Pierce - 719.5. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 1,798.5; 2. Jimmy Takter - 1,211.5; 3. Linda Toscano - 515.5; 4. Jonas Czernyson - 507.5; and 5. Tony Alagna - 471. Owners: 1. Burke Racing - 405.7; 2. Weaver Bruscemi - 376.25; 3. Frank Bellino - 268.5; 4. Brittany Farms - 263.05; and 5. WJ Donovan - 244. Looking ahead: The final Grand Circuit action of 2013 will take place next weekend at Northfield Park when the northeast Ohio oval hosts the Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old pacing colts. by Paul Ramlow for the Grand Circuit    

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 2, 2013 -- Unefoisdansmavie, the only mare in the field, stalked patiently from the pocket, then roared by in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday's $18,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows. Unefoisdansmavie, the 3-5 favorite, let Count Me In do all the heavy lifting on the lead before brushing late for Dave Palone and downing Count Me In by 1/2 length in 1:53.3. The ground-saving Redder Than Red was third. A 6-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World, Unefoisdansmavie has been a model of excellence and consistency for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. In 2012, she won nine races and $148,667; this year, she's won nine races and $148,001. Mike Wilder drove five winners and Palone four on the 15-race card while Burke enjoyed a triple.

Pompano Beach, FL...November 28, 2013...In a field oozing in depth and class, Pure Barre, making her Pompano Park fall debut, eked out a brave 1:56.2 win in the $10,000 Open 1 Trot for Mickey McNichol in a three horse photo.   The five year-old daughter of Classic Photo and the only distaff resident in the field, made a gutsy quarter move to the lead and held off the serious late charges of both Jessesjo (Ed Hensley) and Andover America (Bruce Ranger) to score by a neck.   Lugar was fourth while Illusionsndreams earned the minor award in the field of nine.   For Pure Barre, owned and trained by Tom Gonsalves, it was her eight success of the year and pushed her seasonal bounty to $85,405.   After the race, McNichol said, "You know, when I was looking over the program and looking at the competition, I said, 'hey, this is a pretty heavily stacked field ($2.6 million in combined earnings) and they had all been racing pretty good lately,' so I was just out there to get as much as I could for Tom (trainer-owner Gonsalves).   "She felt very strong leaving and seemed like she wanted to roll so I gave her the chance and she just did this all on her own."   The field not only consisted of trotters with aggregate lifetime earnings of $2.6 million, but drivers with 42,000 lifetime wins and $225,000,000 in earnings for their owners.   As fifth choice in the wagering, Pure Barre was off at 10 to 1 on the board and returned $23.60 to her $2 backers.   In the $9,000 Open 2 Trot, She's All In, owned, trained and driven by Rick Plano, found some room along the pylons in deep stretch to score a half length victory over HP Forte (Mark O'Mara) in 1:55.3.   Surface Tension (Dan Daley) finished third with Adenium and Blushing Hanover also earning checks.   She's All In, a consistent daughter of Revenue S, now has a scorecard reading 8-14-2 in 38 starts, good for $72,645 in 2013 earnings. She paid $10.60 as the third choice in the win pool.   In a post race interview, Plano said, "She's just a tough, tough mare. You know, there's a little bit of skill and a little bit of luck in this sport and I was lucky enough to find some room inside. I don't think I touched her once in the lane. She did this all by herself."   Finally, in the $8,400 Open 3 Trot, Hauck Racing Stables CJ's Rascal, handled by Ed Hensley, went up to take the lead right at the :28 opener and led the rest of the way, scoring a handy 1:56 win over pocket-sitting Spring Goal (Rick Plano) with Dream Lake (Matt Romano) third.   Thekeptman finished fourth while Zuerest, overcoming a second tier post and miscue early, picked up the "nickel."   For CJ's Rascal, a six year-old altered son of CJ's Secret, it was his fifth win of the year pushing his 2013 earnings to $54,306. As the 3 to 5 public choice, CJ's Rascal paid $3.20 to win.   On Saturday night, November 30, the track will host the F.S.B.O.A. Super Night, featuring over $425,000 in purses. A free t-shirt giveaway is also on tap while supplies last.   Pompano Park also announced that, beginning Sunday, December 1, in cooperation with the USTA's strategic wagering program, the track will offer a guaranteed $5,000 Pick 4 pool on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday programs.   by John Berry for Isle Pompano Park                

YONKERS, NY, Friday, November 22, 2013--Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot for any qualified candidates--were won by a pocketed Rock N Load (Jordan Stratton, $7.10) and all-age track record-holder Quick Deal (George Brennan, $4.60). In what turned out to be a two-speed number, eight-hole-ordered Swinging Beauty (Brennan) made the lead around Rock N Load--from post position No. 5--before a 28-second opening quarter-mile. A pokey :58.3 intermission figured to serve the 8-5 favorite well as Collage (Eric Goodell) tried it first-up from sixth. It was Swinging Beauty leading at the 1:27.1 three-quarters, with a length-and-a-half advantage entering the lane. However, despite Swinging Beauty's cheap fractions, Rock N Load scooted past, ducking inside and winning by half-length in 1:55.1. Collage held well for third, with Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance) and Dawn's Legacy (Brian Sears) rounding out the payees. For second choice Rock N Load, a 5-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover trained by Danny Gill for co-owners Edward Hall and James Hall Jr., it was her eighth win in 38 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $27.80, with the triple returning $122. The week's marquee rot saw Quick Deal--who had previously set and reset the all-age trot track standard (1:53.3, 1:53.2), not have to go nearly as fast this night. Wide and waiting from his assigned eight-ball, the 13-10 choice was out two turns before taking the baton from Zooming (Jason Bartlett). After early intervals of :27.2 and :56.2, last week's winner, Brando's Muscle Man (Goodell), moved from fifth. Meanwhile, Quick Deal was getting some nighttime daylight in and out of a 1:25.2 three-quarters, taking a 3¼ -length into the lane. The final margin was 2¾ lengths in 1:55...a tick faster than the distaff pacing derby. A left-and-shuffled Likeabatoutahell (Sears) closed for second, with Melady's Monet (Dan Dube), Zooming and "Brando" completed the cashers. For Quick Deal, a 5 year-old Revenue S gelding trained by Ron Burke for co-owners Our Horse Cents Stable and Rossie Smith, he's now 9-for-21 this season (fifth consecutive victory). The exacta paid $19.60, the triple returned $178.50 and the superfecta paid $571. Friday also saw Trace Tetrick win his first local race, with Fox Valley Barbosa ($18.20) in $8,000, third-race pace (1:55.4). The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting now available daily. Frank Drucker

Pompano Beach, FL…November 20, 2013…Indiana invader Jessesjo, owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley, eked out a narrow victory in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open 1 Trot on Wednesday night. The six year-old altered son of Jailhouse Jesse, off as the 8 to 5 second choice on the tote-board despite being winless in six starts this year coming into the competition, went first up from fourth on the backstretch, engaged the leader, Keystone Thomas, handled by Joe Pavia, Jr., heading into the far turn and wore that one down in the final strides to win by a neck in 1:55. Mr. Mcrail (Fern Paquet, Jr.) finished a fast closing third while Lugar (Tom Sells), prominent throughout the event, finished fourth. Jolenes Pinehonker made a miscue while on the move around the far turn and wound up catching only the nickel in the quintet. In a post race interview, driver Hensley said, "Actually, I was pretty surprised at his performance tonight. He had been off a long time and was a little short in his first couple of starts back in Indiana. I let him roll a little bit on the backside and he just kept grinding forward…all the way to the wire. He actually didn't take the turn for home that well--he kind of lost a half length or so there--but he just kept grinding. I am surprised and, of course, very happy with his performance tonight." Though winless this year, Jessesjo is no stranger to the winner's circle with 17 wins lifetime coming into this action to go along with over $200,000 in lifetime bounty. Hensley continued, "He's got speed alright but, like many athletes, he has his situations. If he was a football player in the NFL, he'd probably be listed as 'questionable' before he starts…and then he goes out and performs like a champ!" Jessesjo paid $5.40 to win. in the Open 2 Trot, Illusionsndreams was given a well rated drive by Andy Santeramo to hold off the late charge of Permanent Joy (Rick Plano) by a head in 1:56.3. Jon Win (Bruce Ranger) was a fast closing third while Gale Warning and HP Forte picked up the final awards in the field of seven. Santeramo discouraged early challengers with a :28 opener before rating his seven year-old son of Kadabra to a half time of :58. As Permanent Joy made the bid on the backside, Andy stepped on the throttle and Illusionsndreams reached the third station in 1:26.4 before doggedly holding on in the final stages of the mile. Owned by Joseph Ferrara along with Steve Maietta, Illusionsndreams won for the fifth time this year in 26 starts to send his yearly bankroll to $48,486 and just a shade under $300,000 lifetime. Illusionsndreams paid $6.40 as the second choice on the board. The Open 3 Trot went to She's All In for owner-trainer-driver Rick Plano. This four year-old daughter of Revenue S came from well back in the field to nail a very narrow "ns" victory in the final stride in 1:56 for her seventh win of the year--her consistent scorecard now reading 7-14-2 in 37 starts good for $68,145 this season. Surface Tension (Dan Daley) finished second in the tight photo with Thekeptman (Santeramo) third. Adenium was fourth while CJ's Rascal finished fifth after recovering from an early miscue. That win for trainer-driver Plano was the first of a consecutive "hat trick" on the card. Plano took the very next event with Maryann Plano's To Tell The Truth and capped the "three-peat" with Spring Goal, also owned by Maryann Plano. by John Berry for Isle Pompano Park  

Schedule of events: Maywood Park will host four Grand Circuit stakes events on Friday (Nov. 15). The card is led by the $177,000 Windy City for 3-year-old colt pacers and also features the $110,000 Galt for 3-year-old colt trotters, the $87,000 Abe Lincoln for 2-year-old colt pacers and the $73,000 Cinderella for 3-year-old filly pacers. Dover Downs will offer eight Matron Stakes finals on Sunday (Nov. 17). On the card will be the $166,650 final for 2-year-old colt trotters, the $164,250 final for 3-year-old filly trotters, the $160,388 final for 3-year-old colt pacers, the $154,575 final for 2-year-old colt pacers, the $153,225 final for 3-year-old colt trotters, the $140,100 final for 2-year-old filly trotters, the $132,525 final for 2-year-old filly pacers and the $130,650 final for 3-year-old filly pacers. Last time: Eight American-National stakes were contested this past Saturday (Nov. 9) at Balmoral Park featuring many of the top stars in the sport. Below are some of the highlights of that excellent night of racing. [cid:image002.jpg@01CEE04E.3AC960B0] Bee A Magician kept her perfect 2013 record unblemished as she stormed through the inside to win the $118,500 American-National 3-year-old filly trot in 1:55.2. The sophomore daughter of Kadabra-Beehive was driven handily by Brian Sears for trainer Nifty Norman and owners Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDuffee. Bee A Magician posted her 16th seasonal victory. The win increased her 2013 earnings to $1,420,804 and her lifetime bankroll to $2,187,456. Captaintreacherous battled a game Lucan Hanover all the way to the wire, gutting out a 1:49 victory in the $256,000 American-National for 3-year-old colt pacers. Tim Tetrick steered the Tony Alagna-trained son of Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure to his 13th triumph in 15 starts this season, pushing his 2013 earnings to $2,055,033. Pet Rock stormed down the Balmoral Park stretch to win the $200,000 American-National Open Pace in a new track record clocking of 1:48.2 for driver David Miller. The 4-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Casual Beauty came flying late to overtake the hard-trying Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras) by a head for owner Frank Bellino. Harnessed by trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr., Pet Rock notched his sixth win of the season in 17 starts, and his 16th career triumph. He now has $972,820 in seasonal earnings and $1,984,204 in career earnings for his connections. Market Share wore down the leader Maven to win the $200,000 American-National Open Trot in a new track record of 1:52.1 with Tim Tetrick in the sulky. Linda Toscano trains the 4-year-old Revenue S-Classical Flirt horse, who last won his $600,000 Breeders Crown test at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It was the 20th career victory for Market Share. The Matron Stakes eliminations were featured on a standout Sunday (Nov. 10) program at Dover Downs. Drivers John Campbell and Corey Callahan had two wins each while trainer Jimmy Takter also had a double. This Sunday (Nov. 17), the top eight finishers in each of the eight classes return for lucrative finals. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2013, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Hanover Shoe Farms is the sponsor for the 2013 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 1,760; 2. Tim Tetrick - 1,502; 3. David Miller - 1,103; 4. Brian Sears - 699.5; and 5. Ron Pierce - 662.5. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 1,694.5; 2. Jimmy Takter - 1,111.5; 3. Linda Toscano - 488.5; 4. Tony Alagna - 461; and 5. Jonas Czernyson - 437.5. Owners: 1. Burke Racing - 385.5; 2. Weaver Bruscemi - 363.55; 3. Frank Bellino - 268.5; 4. Brittany Farms - 258.05; and 5. WJ Donovan - 242.75. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next weekend at Meadowlands Racetrack and Dover Downs. The Meadowlands will host legs of the TVG FFA Series for trotters and pacers, as well as eliminations for four 2-year-old stakes -- the Governor's Cup, Valley Victory, Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid. Dover will host eliminations in the Progress Pace for 3-year-old pacing colts. by Paul Ramlow for the Grand Circuit  

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