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Manalapan, NJ --- Monday morning was Miller time for trainer Tom Fanning. Fanning won four qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm, three with driver Brett Miller at the lines and one with David Miller. Fanning’s four victories were the most of any trainer in the 14 qualifiers for 2-year-olds. Ron Burke and Chris Ryderwere the only other conditioners with multiple wins, with two apiece. Brett Miller captured a total of five races with the 2-year-olds while David Miller had three and Marcus Miller had two. Mike Lachance also notched two triumphs. Thirteen of the winning horses were making his or her second trip to qualify. The only debut winner was male pacer Major War, trained by Sam DePinto. Special Package, a female pacer, was the fastest of Fanning’s winners. A daughter ofWestern Terror-Tootsie J, she won in 1:57 over a track labeled “good.” The filly is a full sister to Shock It To ’Em, who won a division of the Keystone Classic last year and the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Stallion Series final. Fanning’s other winners were male pacers My Spirit Soars and Betting Exchange and female pacer Mac’s Secure. Betting Exchange (Bettor's Delight-Cheeky Hanover), a half-brother to 2009 Battle of Waterloo winner Wellthereyougo, won in 1:59. My Spirit Soars (Bettor's Delight-Sealed In My Heart) won in 1:57.2 and Mac’s Secure (McArdle-Secure Hanover) won in 1:59. Ryder won with male pacer B Well and female pacer Amazing Phrasing. Amazing Phrasing (Art Major-Amazing Marker) won in 1:56.1. Her dam is a full sister to three-time Dan Patch Award-winning female pacer Loyal Opposition. B Well (Well Said-Ms Amanda B) won in 1:58.2. Burke’s winners were male pacer Old Man Cleary and female pacer Bettor N Better. Old Man Cleary (Art Major-Ready To Win) won in 1:56. His dam is a stakes-winning half-sister to 2006 Tarport Hap division winner Bikini Bottom. The family also includes millionaire mare Anniecrombie and her millionaire son Nob Hill High. Bettor N Better (Bettor's Delight-Vanite Semalu) won in 1:56.3. She is the first foal out of Vanite Semalu, who was a standout in Quebec in the mid-2000s. Female trotters Champagne Taste and Tuscanellie were second-time winners at Gaitway. Tuscanellie (Andover Hall-Ornellaia) won in 1:59.3 for trainer Donna Marshall. Champagne Taste (Striking Sahbra-CR Mimosa) won in 2:01.3 for trainer Richard Johnson. She is a half-sister to multiple Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion Windshield. Female pacer Single Me (Bettor's Delight-Lonesome Day) won in 1:56.2 for trainerRoss Croghan. Lonesome Day was a multiple-stakes-winner and full sister to millionaire mare Cam Swifty. She also is a full sister to 2006 Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Cantor’s Daughter -- the mother of DePinto’s Major War. Major War (Art Major-Cantor’s Daughter) won in 1:57.2. He is a half-brother to stakes-winner Brownsville Bomber. Male trotter Billy Flynn (Cantab Hall-Zeta Jones), trained by Staffan Lind, won in 2:00.3. Bettin Bruce (Explosive Matter-Sister Marcy), another male trotter, won in 2:03 for Julie Miller. by Ken Weingartner for Harness Racing Communications

Driver Ron Pierce and trainer John Butenschoen were the big winners on Tuesday night in Stallion Series action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were six divisions of the Series held for 2-year-old fillies on the pace, each race carrying a purse of $20,000. Pierce drove three of the six Stallion Series winners, while Butenschoen is the trainer for two of the winners. Pierce and Butenschoen joined forces to win the fourth division with McVita Bella (Somebeachsomewhere-Cheyenne Sabrina), who scored in 1:54:2. Other Stallion Series winners on the night were: Dragon Town (Dragon Again-Town Pro Miss), driven by Pierce and trained by Sam DePinto, in 1:54:4; Lasting Appeal (The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest), driven by Pierce and trained by Bob McIntosh, in 1:54; Seashell Hanover (Somebeachsmoewhere-Stolly Up Bluechip), driven by Doug McNair and trained by Gregg McNair, in 1:52:4; Mayabelle (McArdle-Crisis), driven by Mike Simons and trained by Butenschoen, in 1:53:3; and Weeper (Allamerican Native-Pleasant Yet Bad), driven David Miller and trained by Kelly O'Donnell, in 1:52. by Jim Beviglia  

Beach Memories likely stamped his ticket to next week's harness racing Pepsi North America Cup eliminations with a determined 1:49.4 victory in Friday's $238,220 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.

Trainer Sam DePinto hopes We Will See is ready to see a return to the form that helped the pacer earn more than $1 million as a 4-year-old.

Faced with an 8-length deficit and a loose leader, I Like Dreamin fastened his chinstrap and powered to victory in a harness racing stakes-record 1: 49.1 in a division of Friday's Keystone Classic at The Meadows.

Though he hadn't seen the lead at any point in his last three races, Brett McFavrelous roared to the front in Monday's (September 17) Keystone Classic at The Meadows and scored handily in a stake-record 1:52.1. The $140,598 harness racing event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over tree divisions, with Our Dragon King and Eddie Sweat also taking splits - each for Dave Palone.

If you had asked Cosmo 'Sam' DePinto months ago if Smokealittlesmoke would contest a $40,000 Metro Pace elimination this Saturday at Mohawk... his answer would be simple. 'I'd start laughing,' he said. 'I'd surely bet against it.' Smokealittlesmoke has been a pleasant surprise according to the harness racing New Jersey-based conditioner.

Saturday's Delvin Miller Adios card at The Meadows also featured promising harness racing candidates for next year's 'Pace for the Orchids' in the $88,076 Gov. David L. Lawrence, a Grand Circuit stakes for freshman colt and gelding pacers.

The Meadowlands Racetrack will stage four $150,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes finals for harness racing three-year-olds on Saturday, June 2, complementing the track's first Made In New Jersey Weekend. The festival will feature the state's best arts and crafts vendors, a Battle of the Bands, craft beer and wine tastings, and BBQ competition in Paddock Park from 5-10 pm Friday and Saturday.

Harness racing three-year-old pacing colts Hurrikane Kingcole and I Fought Dalaw were decisive winners of their New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Hurrikane Kingcole stormed from the back of the pack to take the first $23,500 split in 1:49.4.

Meadowlands Pace hopefuls A Rocknroll Dance, I Fought Dalaw and Time To Roll got their harness racing sophomore campaigns off to winning starts in the first round of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts.

Although he wasn't pleased when We Will See missed out on a 2011 Dan Patch Award, trainer Sam De Pinto is confident his world champion pacer is poised for a peak season in the free for all ranks. The five-year-old by Western Hanover makes his 2012 harness racing debut in Saturday's $50,000 invitational at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce will drive him from post four.

Sam DePinto does not know what will happen this season with his harness racing stable, but he believes the potential exists for another big year. Last season, DePinto's stable won a career-high $1.58 million thanks in large part to the success enjoyed by pacers We Will See and I Fought Dalaw.

Sam DePinto is harness racing's proof that size doesn't matter. Stable size. In DePinto's case less has become more.

The harness racing pacers take center stage in a trio of New Jersey Futurities on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Freehold Raceway. Six will go postward in the $45,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-olds in the sixth race while 11 two-year-olds have been split into two divisions, five going for $28,000 in the first race and six vying for $29,000 in the eighth race.

We Will See held off late-charging Foiled Again and Dial Or Nodial to win the $183,000 Allerage Open Pace in 1:48.4 on Saturday (Oct. 1) at The Red Mile. Driven by harness racing Ron Pierce, We Will See was third in the early going while St Elmo Hero, who started from post No. 10, and Aracache Hanover, from post five, swapped the lead.

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