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Pompano Beach, FL...November 30, 2016...She's All In, driven by Rick Plano, redeemed herself from self-destructing in her last start by taking top harness racing honors in Pompano Park's Open Trot for Mares on Tuesday night (November 29).   The seven year-old daughter of Revenue S, owned and trained by Plano, himself, zipped off the wings of the Hummer Starting Gate to secure the top spot early on before yielding to Serendipitious (Wally Hennessey) and then out-sprinted that one to the wire to score in 1:54.3, the margin 2 1/4 lengths on the wire off of panels of :27.3, :57 and 1:25.3.   Diamond Dagger (Jason Dillander) went a brave mile outside the last lap and finished third, just a neck back of Serendipitious. The Meadows invader Pinky The Intern went an "even-steven" mile in her debut to finish fourth while Bad Angel, beginning her journey from the outside nine post, rallied for fifth.   After the race, Plano said, "She's a rugged mare, alright, but, sometimes, mares can be a little rambunctious ata times and, last week, I guess she was just in a bad frame of mind.   "That was a shame, too, because we had the five post last week, too.   "This week, she was all business. She was a 'good girl' this week."   In winning for the fourth time this semester, the iron mare now shows a 4-11-8 scorecard in a busy 42 starts, good for bounty of $72,514. She has banked $289,073 lifetime.   Off as the even money favorite on the tote-board, She's All In returned $4.20 to her multitude of backers.   Finally, there was nary a winning ticket in the Super Hi-5 finale on Tuesday, vaulting the carryover to $5,206.36 for the Wednesday night card, which is scheduled to begin at 7:20 p.m.   by John Berry for Pompano Park        

November 12, 2016 -Harness racing driver Imre Fazekas teamed 1.8/1 Underpaid Hanover (7m Revenue-Up Front Lisa-Lindy Lane) to a decisive rallying victory in Saturday’s Szabadkai DIJ (purse 1Huf million, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. The Jozsef Rutkai trainee, owned by Prolongo Kft, was clocked in 1.19.3kr over a heavy racecourse on this rainy day. Amazing Koks (9g Jailhourse Joey-Data Star Index-Ata Atar L) was second for Lajos Marton, ahead of third finishing Piera del Bar (7f Abano As-Exile Bar-Muscles Yankee) from Serbia with trainer Zoltan Ozvar driving. Real Bee Power (6f Love You-Lady Victory Fans-Credit Winner) was fourth with Istvan Papp up for trainer Rutkai. The solid undercard included the Csabtaveri DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). The 1.19.7kr timed victory went to 1.9/1 Timoteo (4m Abano As-Ghirlanda Aas-Diamond Way) for trainer/driver Veijo Mazsity and Hico Versenyistallo Bt. Pablo Yet (7m Civil Action-Is Flying-SJ’s Photo) took second for Dejan Katanic. Oldtimer Diamant (6g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) landed third for Emese Vezer. The Adai DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) produced a 1.21.6kr timed victory for 3.9/1 Henrik Ibsen AT (4m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund). Dejan Katanic teamed the Tibor Hajnal trainee for Illetmeny Kft. Ironville (6m Timberland-Invest in November-Reado) was second for driver/trainer Dejan Petrovic. Passion Grif (7g Varenne-Sex Appeal Ok-Lanson) took third for Sandor Varga, also trainer. Other interesting winners this day were: Unika Vik (3f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) for Balazs Juhasz in 1.24.7kr Uljanow W (3m Like A Prayer-Ms. Tova-Chip Chip Hootray) for Viktoria Nemeth in 1.24.4kr Working Out (7m Muscles Yankee-Enjoy Our Nanny-Enjoy Lavec) in 1.22.8kr for Csaba Lakatos Sved Barat (5g Up Front Larry-Sembo Jessamine-Armbro Trick) for Judit Kele over 3000 meters   Thomas H. Hicks

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 8, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie reached the front with a determined first-over bid and went on to a hard-earned harness racing victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her after the leader (and her stablemate), Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World held off Mistress Valentine by a neck in 1:55. Cowgirl Hall saved show. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who now boasts $633,067 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. It was one of four wins for Hall on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 25, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie battled her stablemate, Cowgirl Hall, for more than a quarter mile before edging away to capture Tuesday's harness racing $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her first up after Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World relentlessly pressured Cowgirl Hall, downing her by 1/2 length in 1:54. Whata Donato rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who now boasts $621,467 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. Hall collected four wins on the 14-race card while Jim Pantaleano enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

DAYTON, OH. - Revenue Agent raced like a tenacious tax collector on Monday afternoon (October 10) to capture the harness racing $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Driver Peter Wrenn asked the 8-year-old gelding to leave the gate alertly, which he did, promptly grabbing the early lead before yielding just before the :27.2 first quarter to eventual runnerup Insomniac (Brady Galliers). Benefitting from a pocket trip through middle fractions of :55.4 and 1:24.2, Revenue Agent was fortunate to find racing room hugging the pylons in the stretch as Insomniac drifted just far enough to allow him clearance to the finish line. The 1:54.2 clocking was just a fifth of a second off the gelded son of Revenue S's lifetime best, taken four years ago at Hoosier Park. Parkhill Lancelot (Randy Tharps) was at the back of the field at the halfway point, but finished well to garner the show dough. Trainer Jeff Miller co-owns Revenue Agent with Michael Creps. The winner's lifetime bounty grew to $269,490 with his 23 triumph from 72 career starts. Mutuel backers of Revenue Agent were rewarded with a $17.80 return on each $2 win ticket. Oddly, it was the third straight race to open the matinee program in which a 7-1 shot reached the wire first. Hard Cold Cash (Dan Noble) captured the opener in 1:56.2 to return $17.20; while Grandpaslildragon gave driver Cameron McCown his first commercial track victory in 1:57 in the second, paying $16.00 even. Gregg Keidel      

Tornado Tim (Revenue S) made his local harness racing debut a winning one in Sunday's $16,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard-trained nine year old came from well off the pace in the feature after the favored Stirling Cadet (Frank Coppola Jr) posted sizzling early fractions on the front end. Sitting patiently towards the back of the pack during a first quarter of 26.4 and a half in 56.3, Tornado Tim and driver Billy Dobson swung three wide around the final turn before charging past their rivals to win in 1:54.4 on a chilly fall afternoon in the Spa City. Tornado Tim paid $9.40 while recording the mild upset in the Sunday Open and moved his career earnings to over the quarter million dollar mark with the victory. Just Make Believe (Jay Randall) finished second while Flyhawk Thriller (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot. The exacta and triple paid well with the odds-on favorite out of the number returning $134 and $594, respectively. Live racing continues on Monday afternoon at Saratoga with a Columbus Day matinee that begins at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

Readly Express and In Vain Sund took Grand Prix de l’UET elims this evening at Solvalla to round out the field for the October 14 harness racing Gr. I €400,000 European Derby at Paris-Vincennes (below) Caly Loulou - Matthieu Abrivard  Readly Express - Timo Nurmos  In Vain Sund – Daniel Redén Toseland Kyu – Vitale Ciotola Nappa Scar – Per Lennartsson Tobin Kronos – Daniel Redén Bryssel – Björn Goop Cahal de Rioults – Philippe Allaire Cuisse la Motte – Cédric Herserant Breidabliks Nubbe – Conrad Lugauer Clif du Pommeraux – Sylvain Roger The Solvalla elims, each raced over 2140 meters for a purse of 301,500SEK, went first to Readly Express (4m Ready Cash-Caddie Dream) timed in 1.12.5kr for driver Jorma Kontio and trainer Timo Nurmos. Tobin Kronos (4m Muscle Hill-Zamia FC) was second a length back for Bjorn Goop and trainer Daniel Reden with third to Copimade (4m Ganymede-Copigirl) driven by Erik Adielsson for trainer Jorgen Westholm. The second elim produced victory for In Vain Sund (4m Revenue-Staro Yasmine) with Kenneth Haugstad up for trainer Reden clocked in 1.12.2kr in the length score. Nappa Scar (4m Scarlet Knight-Butterfly Player) took second for trainer/driver Per Lennartsson ahead of Bryssel (4m Ready Cash-Spacelane) with trainer/driver Bjorn Goop teaming. Thomas H. Hicks

East Rutherford, NJ --- Melady’s Monet won the $75,000 Vincennes Invitational Trot Saturday (Aug. 6) at the Meadowlands. The 7-year-old gelding achieved a new lifetime standard by trotting his mile in 1:51.4 for harness racing driver Jason Bartlett. This was the winner’s 39th career triumph and placed him over the $875,000 mark in total purse money earned. John Campbell and the favorite, Musical Rhythm, finished second with Mambo Lindy coming in to show. Last year’s Hambletonian winner, Pinkman, finished out of the money in sixth place, beaten by two lengths. Meladay’s Monet received a three-hole trip in which he was locked in most of the mile until he was able to find racing room at the top of the stretch. The Kevin McDermott trainee went on to post a three-quarter of a length victory. The Revenue S gelding is owned by Melady Enterprises LLC of Pompano Beach, FL and paid $15.40 to win. by Hunter Holton, for the Clyde Hirt Workshop 

WASHINGTON, PA, July 5, 2016 -- Refreshed by a 30.1 second-quarter breather, Unefoisdansmavie easily thwarted a pair of challengers and scored a front-end victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Bessie took the first shot at Unefoisdansmavie, a first-over bid that stalled near the three-quarters. Princess Pablano unleashed a more serious threat when she moved three wide down the backside and loomed large in the lane. But Unefoisdansmavie responded to Dave Palone's urging and held off Princess Pablano by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:54.4 on a sloppy surface, with Whata Donato third. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, a 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World who soared over $600,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. Elsewhere on Tuesday's card, Rose Run Slider broke his maiden in 1:57, fastest mile this year by a freshman colt trotter on a five-eighths-mile track. Brian Zendt piloted for trainer Bill Zendt, who owns the son of Western Ideal-Alcyon Semalu with Shanamphilaniklou, Inc. Mike Wilder collected three wins on the 14-race card. Wednesday's program at The Meadows features a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies. First post is 1 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Freak Harness Racing Trainer Paul Nairn will take two runners to Addington Raceway tomorrow. But don't bother jumping in the car and heading to the local Tab to back them, because his runners Conon Bridge and Wilma's Mate are only there to contest heats of the non tote Australasian Breeders Crown. 3yo Raffaello Ambrosio colt Conon Bridge is up against Blood n Whiskey (Robert Dunn) and My Amour (Greg & Nina Hope) in the first of the non tote events. If the Tab opened up a market you would expect to see Conon Bridge a short priced favourite on the back of his jewels placing. His stable man, Wilma's Mate, a 3yo Pegasus Spur filly owned by Richard Cornelius only has to compete against the Gavin Smith trained Oona. Again she should be winning after her jewels placing. Both runners are to be driven by Bob Butt who looks to have a massive show of picking up a treble when he lines up his own runner Matatoki in race four. A talented 3yo by Swedish stallion Revenue, Matatoki is on the look out for a penalty free win before the end of the season. While his last start was in January a handy recent trial at Ashburton has him well in commission for a winning resumption. With those three races out of the way, Butt will drive Gee Up Neddy in race eight for Yaldhurst trainer Leonne Jones. His recent form has been in top class races and before that the 5yo gelding was a super winner at Rangiora. Butt will also drive Race 1 - Aunty Jan - Phil Burrows Race 10 - Junior - David & Catherine Butt Andrew Fitzgerald

In the Saturday night harness racing feature at Running Aces, Margin Call ($4.20) trotted to his fourth consecutive win, stopping the clock in 1:56.1 to post a new lifetime mark for the second consecutive start. The talented 5 year old gelding by Revenue S out of the Muscles Yankee mare Caffeine Freak, was forced to move into the top Trotting level after winning his last 3 starts, and he proved to be equal to the task, Trainer/Driver Rick Magee got him away unhurried in 5th from post one, waited patiently through fractions of 29.1, 58.1, and 126.3 before advancing to the outside and charging down the home stretch to win by a neck over I'll Tell You What (Brian Detgen). Wheres The Clicker (Dean Magee) was just a half-length back in third.   He is owned by a very proud Mikaela Delguidice. Tonight’s win was his 12th career tally in 33 lifetime starts. Despite his jump in class, he was the race favorite and paid $4.20 on every $2.00 win ticket. Rick Magee scored a hat-trick, winning also with Place’n First ($13.40) in 1:55.3 for owner/trainer Jenni King, and scoring with Tempus Fugit ($5.60) in a lifetime best 1:57.2 for Owners David & Sandi Wackford and Trainer Joel McDanel. The very nice 3 year old filly Dag In My Stockings (by Dags) made her presence known in the 8th race, posting a tremendous effort in a gate to wire performance in 1:55.0 after setting very fast fractions of 27.2, 56.1 and 1:23.3, she coasted home to win by 7½ lengths. She is owned by Duane and Connie Roland, was bred by Roger Roland, and was driven to victory by Nick Roland. Nick posted a Hat-Trick on tonight’s card as well, also scoring wins with Tylertherottwyler ($4.00) in 2:00.2 for his maiden win for Owner/Trainer Robert Lems, and Red Star Wild One ($9.60) in a dead heat win in 1:56.1 with Meritage Hanover (Kevin Anderson) Red Star Wild One is owned by Ron Rettig-Zucchi and Trained by Jesse Pacheco. The white-hot gelding Freedom Reigns has been un-stoppable in June at Running Aces, moving up to the $9,000 “A” division of Minnesota-Sired 3 year old pacers after winning 3 consecutive races, Freedom Reigns was large and in charge again tonight, with Driver Tim Maier sweeping to the lead past the 27.3 quarter, and never looking back through the remaining fractions of 57.2 and 1:24.4, and coasting home to win by 1¼ lengths over race favorite Cruzin Coco (Steve Wiseman) in a new lifetime mark of 1:53.3 for Owners Janice Molgaard and Nancy Jensen of Iowa and Trainer Brady Jensen. The 3 year old gelding Pacer Cyrax, (by Intrepid Seelster) made his first pari-mutuel start a winning one in his $6,000 Minnesota-Sired “B”division, from post 3 Driver Brian Detgen got him away second in the pocket before moving first-over past the three-quarters and sprinting home to win by 2¼ lengths in 1:58.3. he is owned by James Springer and Trained by Robert Lems. He paid $19.00 at the windows. The next card of live Harness Racing at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will go to post on Sunday night, June 26 at 6:00 pm CDT, with a carryover in the .50 cent Pick-6 wager of $900.92 Darin Gagne  

In the Tuesday night harness racing feature at Running Aces, Margin Call ($4.20) trotted to his 3rd consecutive win, stopping the clock in 1:57.1 to post a new lifetime mark. The talented 5 year old gelding by Revenue S out of the Muscles Yankee Mare Caffeine Freak, he is owned by Mikaela Delguidice and Trained and driven by Rick Magee. Tonight's win was his 11th career tally in 32 lifetime starts, and pushed his career bankroll to $33,454. The classy roan-colored gelding Greybeard ($15.00) picked up his first win of the year, in his 4th seasonal start, charging home up the inside from the pocket trip, to just beat GravelsInmytravel ( Steve Wiseman) by a neck at the wire in 1:55.1. Greybeard is Owned by Jack Detgen, and Trained and Driven by Brian Detgen, he now sports 20 lifetime wins and $61,738. Brian Detgen completed a double scoring in the next Race with General Time ($7.80) for Trainer/Owner Dale Lagerquist. Driver Gerald Longo posted a driving triple on the Tuesday night card, scoring the early double races with French Eclipse ($3.20) and Placen First ($7.00) both Owned and trained by Jenni King. Longo then scored in race 8 with Whatchastarinat ($11.60) for trainer Gene Miller to complete the Hat-Trick. The next card of live Harness Racing at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will go to post on Saturday night, June 25 at 6:00 pm CDT.  

WASHINGTON, PA, June 15, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie captured her third straight victory when she charged through the harness racing lightning lane and erased a 2-1/2-length deficit in Wednesday's $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot. Long one of The Meadows' elite distaff trotters, the 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World had to drop into conditioned races to collect her two most recent wins. Bettors weren't overly impressed with those victories, dismissing her at 10-1. She trotted patiently for Eric Goodell, then roared past her stablemate, Classical Annie, late to down her by 1/2 length in 1:54. Princess Pablano rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who extended her career bankroll to $588,367, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. Mike Wilder piloted four winners, boosting his career total to 6,995, while Dave Palone and Burke each enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the program features the $54,000 Meadows Maturity for trotters 4 and up. First post is 1 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Season-debuting Artistic Major (Brent Holland, $15.40) and odds-on Melady's Monet (Jason Bartlett, $3.30) shared the Saturday night harness racing glory, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps. The week's marquee pace had a different look, with many of the just-concluded G-M Levy Series participants getting some well-deserved R&R. At the outset, Mister Bling A (Jordan Stratton) was put in play, as was outside assignee Atta Boy Dan (George Brennan). The latter, as the slight 3-1 choice, broke, leaving "Bling" to his own devices (:27.4, :56.3, 1:24.4). Fiery Lustre N (Bartlett) was pocketed, while Artistic Major--from post position No. 2--was taking out of third. That one, opposing all elders, engaged a tiring leader in and out of the final turn, then put him away. Once in front, Artistic Major held off the foe on his back, Jeneral Patton (Pat Lachance) by a half-length in 1:52.1. Fiery Lustre N, Mister Bing A and Domethatgain (Dan Dube) rounded out the payees. For fifth choice Artistic Major, a 4-year-old son of Art Major co-owned by (trainer) Steve Elliott, Michael Cimiglio, David Van Dusen and Gunjan Patel, his fresh parimutuel Lasix win was his 11th in 26 career starts. The exacta paid $177, with the triple returning $983. The week's trotting feature was simple as simple of simple could be for "Melady," who--from post No. 7--stole away (:28.3, :58.2, 1:27.2, 1:55.1). His two-length lead entering the lane was 2¼ lengths at the wire. Luminosity (Brennan) was a two-move second, with a pocket-sitting Somebody AS (Stratton) fading to third. Home'n Dry (Dube) and Dewycolorintheline (Tyler Buter) settled for the remainder. For Melady's Monet, a 7-year-old s Revenue S gelding owned Melady Enterprises and trained by Kevin McDermott, he's now 3-for-4 this season (lifetime loot up over $800,000). The exacta (two wagering favorites) paid $14.80, with the triple returning $53. Frank Drucker

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - John Campbell celebrated his 61st birthday in style Friday night, guiding Melady's Monet to victory in the featured $25,000 open handicap trot at the Meadowlands. Campbell, the all-time earnings leader in harness racing history with more than $296 million, sat a three-hole trip before going after the leader, 3-5 favorite Rose Run Parker, approaching the three-quarter mile marker. Melady's Monet wore down the pacesetter in midstretch on the way to 1½-length win in 1:52.4. Rose Run Parker held second. Not Afraid was third. Making his seasonal debut, the 7-year-old gelded son of f Revenue S paid $9.80 to win as the 7-2 second choice in the wagering. After a big 2015 that saw him win 12-of-27 starts and earn $364,450, Melady's Monet has now compiled 35 career victories in 114 starts for earnings of just over $768,000 for trainer Kevin McDermott and owners the Melady Enterprises of Pompano Beach, Florida. Driver James Marshall IV and trainer Joe Hanney swept the two GSY Amateur events on the card, scoring with I C Caviar ($9.20 to win) in the first race and In Nomine Patri ($5.60) in the third. The amateur racing remained attractive to the betting public, as more than $500,000 was wagered on the two events. All-source wagering on the 12-race card totaled $2,786,963, representing an increase of $271,567 over the corresponding program from a year ago. The 12th race 20 cent Jackpot Super High Five was not hit, upping the carryover to $169,413.70. Racing resumes at the Meadowlands Saturday, first race post time is 7:15 p.m. by Dave Little, for the Meadowlands

Pompano Beach, FL...February 2, 2016...My Revenuer, again handled by Brad Kramer, scored his second straight harness racing victory in Pompano Park's Open Trot, this one with an enhanced purse of $15,000. The eight year-old altered son of Revenue S used identical tactics as in last week's win, lolly-gagging at the back of the pack early before beginning his jaunt forward around turn two and grinding forward until the job was done-inside the sixteenth pole-stopping the timer in 1:54. Royal Max, making his Pompano Park debut, finished second, three-parts-of-a-length away for George Napolitano, Jr., while Winding Hill finished third for John MacDonald, almost four lengths away. Cashahallic, last halfway through the mile, finished fourth and She's All In picked up the nickel in talented sextet of trotters. At the outset, it was Uriel leaving with alacrity from the outside post to take command early with She's All In settling in the garden spot and Royal Max third on the outside and gunning for the top spot and reaching the lead after an opening panel of :27.1. Royal Max continued to lead the way past the half in :56 and still enjoyed the top spot-although seeing pressure from Winding Hill-past the third station in 1:24.1. Meanwhile, My Revenuer was following Winding Hill and, turning for home, was in full throttle as he collared the leaders in deep stretch. After the event, driver Brad Kramer said, "this was another dream trip for this horse. He was very sharp in last week's win and maybe even a bit sharper this week as the half was a bit slower than last week but the mile a couple of ticks faster. Trained by Leopold Sawyers for owner Tom Petri, My Revenuer won for the 24th time in his career to send his lifetime bounty to $198,827. My Revenuer rewarded his faithful with a $7.60 mutuel as second choice in the betting. In the $10,000 co-featured trot, Escuela, handled by Ed Hensley, returned to her form of late last season by circling up from far back halfway through the mile to score a photo finish win over favorite Sailer Eddie, driven by Kevin Wallis, in 1:55.3. Lexxis D J, prominent the entire route for Steve Condren, finished third while Diamond Dagger and Mckenzie's Star earned the minors. It was Sailer Eddie cutting the fractions of :27.4; :57.1 and 1:26.4 as Escuela dawdled back in seventh through the opening two panels before marching forward on the backside and tilting three wide around the final turn to get into contention turning for home. From there, as Hensley put it, "she just kept grinding forward until she got it done." He added, "She was good last week, too, but was going so fast she made a break turning for home. She was perfect tonight!" Owned by the Hensleys-trainer Ashley and driver Ed-Escuela, a six year-old daughter of ABC Garland, earned her first win of the year and 23rd lifetime to send her career earnings to $173,226. As fourth choice in the win pool at 5 to 1, Escuela paid $13.60. Other noteworthy trotting miles on Tuesday night were recorded by Lucid Thoughts and Lugar. Lucid Thoughts pushed his lifetime bounty over the $250,000 with a 1:55.1 win for trainer-driver John MacDonald-the eight year-old, owned by the J P Stables, winning for the 25th time during a career spanning 164 starts. As the 3 to 5 favorite, Lucid Thoughts paid $3.20 to win. Gold Savage finished second for Mickey McNichol while Selena picked up the show honors for Kevin Wallis. Highland Yankee and Crazy About NY also picked up monetary awards in the field of eight. Lugar, trained by Mark Friedman for the Polo Stables, picked up career win number 29 with a very sharp win in 1:56 for driver Mickey McNichol. Making a confident quarter move to the front, Lugar easily repelled Shawnee Magic (Tom Jackson) and Skyway Pippen (Dave Ingraham) to score by two lengths, sending his career bankroll to $227,466. Benns Score Keeper finished fourth while Nomad finished fifth in the field of nine. Lugar returned a mutual of $5.20 as second choice in the field. OPEN MARES PACING SERIES DRAWS 15 AT POMPANO Pompano Park’s Late Closing Pacing Series for mares gets underway on February 13 with a total of 15 nominations for the four race series which concludes with an $75,000 (est.) final on March 5. Among the entrants are Velocity Vespa, Just A Bee, Godiva Seelster, Show Runner, Totally Rusty, Sensational Gabby A and Fancy Desire. Velocity Vespa, trained by Chris Oakes for owner Susan Oakes, is on a roll with five consecutive victories—the last three in the top Open class for mares here. A winner of $190,487, this six year-old daughter of I Scoot Hanover sports a lifetime mark of 1:50.4 taken earlier this year at Pompano Park. Just A Bee, a 15 race winner in 2015, has a 1:50.3 race record at Pompano and has earned $157,515 of her lifetime total of $278,731 since being claimed back in September of 2014 for $12,000. Mike Micallef trains Just A Bee, a daughter of Mr Feelgood, for Anita Micallef, John Mc Goff and Greg Heath. The amazing Godiva Seelster is just beginning her 2016 season after a short vacation and looks to continue her streak of earning purse checks, now standing at 72 races over the past three seasons. Owned by Paul and Patricia O’Neil, the Dan Hennessey trained six year-old daughter of Camluck has a mark of 1:50.4 at Pompano Park and $219,717 in earnings. Show Runner, a six year-old daughter of Little Steven, is a newcomer to Pompano Park with lifetime earnings of $280,330 to go along with a Pocono Downs mark of 1:50.3. A winner of 41 of 78 lifetime starts, Show Runner is trained by Mike Watson for A Piece of the Action LLC. Totally Rusty, also new to the Pompano Park scene, is a four year-old daughter of Rusty’s For Real owned by the Let It Ride Stables along with Dana Parham. Although lightly raced, Totally Rusty has a 14-2-1 scorecard in 24 career starts and $302,404 in bounty to go along with a three year-old mark of 1:50.3. Sensational Gabby A is, thus far, the richest performer of the nominees with $717,093 in earnings--$688,893 of that on foreign soil. Owned by Allard Racing along with Yves Sarrazin and Kapildeo Singh, this eight year-old daughter of Yankee Sensation is trained by Rene Allard and sports a 1:52.2 mark over the Yonkers Raceway half mile oval shortly after arriving in the United States last summer. Fancy Desire, also from the Allard Stable, is a five year-old daughter of Real Desire and owns a 1:49 mark at Pocono Downs. She has a bankroll of $463,810 thus far in her career measuring 55 starts. Classic Carpet, Limelight, Lucy’s Pearl, Mach It A Par, Sandysgoldenhour, Strut My Stuff and Wild Wanda complete the very talented nominees. The Isle Casino Late Closing Series for Mares gets underway on February 13 and continues on February 20 and February 27—each leg guaranteed with a purse of $12,500—with the March 5 final featuring an estimated purse of $75,000. by John Berry for Pompano Park

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