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Harness racing owner Bob Tambur enjoys watching his horses compete, but even more than that he delights in simply watching them grow up. "I just have a love for raising these horses; I get a big kick out of it," said Tambur, a northeast Pennsylvania resident whose homebred Boogie Shuffle races out of the training stable of Mark Harder in Saturday's first of five Bluegrass Stakes divisions for 2-year-old male pacers at Lexington's Red Mile. "I tell Mark all the time, I get as big a kick out of breeding these horses as I do watching them race. I get a kick out of seeing how they turn out. It's more special when they do well, but I'm just so happy to be competitive." Boogie Shuffle has been competitive for Tambur's Fox Hollow Farm, with a total of six on-the-board finishes in eight starts and earnings of $72,633. He has one win and four second-place finishes, with three of the runner-up efforts coming on the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes circuit to Huntsville, Downbytheseaside, and Fear The Dragon. Huntsville went on to win the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship, with Downbytheseaside second and Fear The Dragon third. Those three horses also are among the four fastest 2-year-old male pacers of the season; the other is Ocean Colony. Boogie Shuffle and driver Scott Zeron will see Huntsville, Fear The Dragon, and Ocean Colony in their seven-horse Bluegrass division Saturday. Huntsville, from the Ray Schnittker Stable, is the 2-1 morning line favorite while Boogie Shuffle is 6-1. The division features five horses with at least $69,000 in purses; no other division has more than two. "If you want to be a top horse you've got to race with the top horses," Tambur said about Boogie Shuffle's difficult draw. "There are no breathers, not in today's world. I'd like to win them all, but that's not how it goes." Tambur, whose business ventures include a financial company and real estate development, got started in harness racing a little more than 20 years ago and enjoyed success in the mid-1990s with stakes-winning female pacer Sweetgeorgiabrown. Other notable horses have included stakes-winner Sutter Hanover (in partnership) and hard-knocking homebred Bullet Bob, who has earned $359,095. Boogie Shuffle is a son of stallion Well Said out of Tambur's mare Ciela Hanover. Boogie Shuffle's 3-year-old full brother Senator Charlie has earned $77,690 for Fox Hollow Farm and a Well Said-Ciela Hanover yearling named Kaboom Pow will soon start preparing for his racing career. Ciela Hanover this year produced a Sweet Lou-sired filly named Sweet Anna Banana. "I have high hopes for the two on the ground, the filly and the colt," Tambur said. "The brother to Boogie is bigger at this stage. He's a good-looking colt. We hope he does well. We hope he's got the speed and the desire Boogie has. It's all about the heart." Tambur thought highly of Boogie Shuffle from the time he was born. "I saw that horse an hour after he was born and he was standing up and he was so correct," Tambur said. "From day one, he looked fabulous; from hour one. I always felt because of how correct he was that he was going to be a well-gaited horse." Boogie Shuffle heads to the Bluegrass off a fourth-place finish in a division of the Liberty Bell Series in which he encountered traffic trouble in the stretch. The colt's remaining stakes schedule includes the International Stallion, Breeders Crown, and Matron. "We're hopeful, but we know the competition is keen," Tambur said. "He is getting stronger and he's grown a little bit. We just hope he continues to get faster and get better. He's got a good motor, and he's got a good heart, so we'll see what happens. Hopefully he continues to do well." The favorites in the remaining four Bluegrass divisions for 2-year-old male pacers are, in race order, Erv Miller's R J P, Jimmy Takter's Blood Line, Brian Brown's Downbytheseaside, and Ron Burke's Miso Fast. There also are four divisions of the Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers, headlined by Takter's She's A Great Lady champion Idyllic Beach. For Saturday's complete card, click here. Ken Weingartner  

It's a very old story that happily never gets old. A young native Canadian harness racing driver garners both wins and accolades at his local raceways with such frequency that he's tagged as a prodigy. He then travels southbound on the Adirondack Northway to ply his trade at the big time ovals in the states. Faced with stiff competition from entrenched veteran horsemen, the prodigy doesn't wilt; rather, he just gets better. On September 15, 27 year old Montreal native Scott Zeron notched his 3,000th driving win at Yonkers Raceway. The achievement marks a career milestone for Zeron during what is clearly a career year. The winner of this year's Hambletonian and Yonkers Trot (Marion Marauder), Scott currently sits fifth on the 2016 earnings' board. The youngest Canadian driver to achieve 1,000 wins, Scott became the youngest driver in history to reach 2,000 wins. The 2012 Rising Star Award winner, Scott is also the youngest driver ever to win the Little Brown Jug (Michael's Power, 2012). The Standardbred Owners Association of New York is proud that Scott earned his milestone victory at the Hilltop Oval, and even prouder that he is a regular part of our deeply talented drivers' colony. Scott has achieved big things in a short time, and we wish him years of future success. Standardbred Owners Association of New York

Delaware, Ohio - L A Delight and John Campbell in the sulky used a perfect pocket trip to win the $239,400 46th Jugette at the Delaware County Fair on Wednesday. First heat winner Call Me Queen Be (Scott Zeron) used his rail position to take the early lead. A leaving attempt by Blue Moon Stride (Andrew McCarthy) was thwarted by a break in stride allowing L A Delight into the two-hole and Pure Country (Brett Miller) into third. The top trio raced without further movement through the quarters of :27 1/5, :56 2/5 and 1:25. Campbell eased the winner off the rail in the final turn and edged past the pacesetting Call Me Queen Be by ¾ length in 1:51.3. Yankee Moonshine (Yannick Gingras) rallied for third and Pure Country (Brett Miller) held on for fourth. Robert McIntosh Stables, CSX Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings own the homebred daughter of Bettor's Delight, who earned $98,578 for her efforts. John Campbell hoisted the Jugette trophy for a record fifth time and trainer Bob McIntosh won for record tying third time. Campbell and McIntosh teamed up with So Fresh to capture the 1992 Jugette. World record set in first heat of Jugette In the $95,760 first heat, Call Me Queen Be grabbed the racetrack and took the lead before the field hit the first turn. Yankee Moonshine protected his rail position and sat second at the quarter in :26 4/5. Second tier starter Pure Country was the first to challenge the leader and was parked second at the half in :55. As the field headed to the ¾ mile pole, Scott Zeron asked his horse for more and she responded by opening drawing away from Pure Country. Using a :27 1/5 last quarter, Call Me Queen Be won by 4½ lengths over L A Delight and Pure Country in a world record record clocking of 1:50.1. Ella Christina Takes 2FP Standardbred David Miller guided Ella Christina to a narrow neck win over Caviart Cherie (Andrew McCarthy) and Kim's Desire (Yannick Gingras) in lifetime best 1:54 3/5. Miller sent the daughter of Western Ideal after the early lead and was allowed to control the field of eight through fractions of :27 4/5, :57 4/5 and 1:26 1/5. Pittstop Danika (Matt Kakaley) tried to pressure the winner but could not get past the leader and her :28 2/5 last quarter. Ella Christina is owned and trained by Nancy Johansson. Miss Tezsla Takes Buckette Miss Tezsla (Brett Miller) came off the rail at the three quarter pole and wore down the pacesetting Haughty III (Peter Wrenn) to win the $86,200 Buckette for three-year-old filly trotters in 1:55 1/5. Haughty III held on for second and Ultimate Shopper (Tim Tetrick) closed for third. Jimmy Takter trains the Andover Hall filly for the Miss Tezsla Stable. Ohio Breds In Action Uncle Leroy (Mike Wilder) took the lead just before the quarter mile pole and pulled away from his competitors to win the first division of the $96,300 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championships for sophomore colt trotters. The Neely Dunn gelding was a half length clear of Deep Question (David Miller) and Chips So Fast (Aaron Merriman) in 1:55 3/5. Uncle Leroy is owned by Cheryl Vigneron and trained by Charles Vigneron. The Ohio Sire Stake champion, Wegoferdaprize (Chris Page) took the second division in 1:56 2/5. The Next Triumph (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and MJB Got Faith (Kayne Kauffman) and the eventual winner all battled for the lead in the final turn and late breaks in stride by The Next Triumph and MJB Got Faith sealed the victory for the And Away We Go gelding. The 3 1/2 length score was his eight win in a row for Curran Racing and trainer Jessica Millner. The final division was won by Lets Go Bucks (Dan Noble). The partisan crowd cheered the And Away We Go gelding to a 6 1/2 length victory over Roundtown Rocker (Peter Wrenn) and Speedy Translation (Kurt Sugg) in 1:54 4/5. Jim Dailey trains Lets Go Bucks for Jim S. Burnett and Tim S. Homan. The two divisions of the $114,440 (div.) two-year-old filly trot went to Let's Get Started (Josh Sutton) and Chim Swift (David Miller). Let's Get Stated scored a 1 1/4 length victory over Rose Run Sydney (Ryan Holton) in a stakes record 1:57.4. In the second division, Chim Swift overcame the outside post #8 and defeated Renee Lu (Yannick Gingras) in 1:58. by Jay Wolf, for the Delaware County Fair      

YONKERS, NY, Monday, September 19, 2016 - Harness racing driver driver Scott Zeron, who reached the 3,000-win milestone this past Thursday night, was duly recognized by the site of that plateau, Yonkers Raceway. Zeron, who hadn't driven here since that evening, received the obligatory sign after Monday night's first race. His case of complimentary assorted teas has also been ordered. "I appreciate the recognition," Zeron said. "Now, it's time to go back to work." Zeron began the evening with 3,001 victories and $48.7 million in career purses. Frank Drucker

YONKERS, NY, Thursday, September 15, 2016- Harness racing driver Scott Zeron, who has made himself right at home on both sides of the river since crossing the border, won his 3,000th career race Thursday night. The plateau win came escorting Rock Absorber ($7) up the passing lane in the $14,000, third-race pace (1:54.2). The affable 27-year-old Zeron, a native of Montreal whose career began in 2007, is approaching $49 million in career purses. He is, of course, 'enjoying the ride' with Hambletonian and Yonkers Trot winner Marion Marauder, the early favorite in Saturday night's Canadian Trotting Classic (Mohawk). "I really just appreciate everyone who's shown confidence in me," Zeron said. "It's amazing what Marion Marauder has done for my career. Harness people from all over the world know all about those two races (Hambletonian and Yonkers Trot), and to say that I've won them both is such an honor." Frank Drucker  

As Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder prepares for Saturday's (Sept. 3) $500,000 Yonkers Trot for 3-year-old trotters at Yonkers Raceway -- the second jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown -- harness racing trainer Paula Wellwood feels the horse is set in his ways. That's great when it comes to being on the track, as Marion Marauder has won seven of nine starts this season, including this past Saturday's Yonkers Trot elimination in his small-track debut. "He just been his normal self," Wellwood said. "He came into the race good and was well in hand the other night. He's sharp, he's healthy, he's happy. There's really no change in him. He's the same horse, and you don't want any changes. He just stays the same every day." In the stable, however, it can lead to a few issues. "He's a very smart horse and he figures things out pretty quick," the Canadian trainer said. "If something's not right he lets you know immediately. One day I mixed his food wrong and he just spit it out like a kid who would spit his food out back at you! "I was trying to stand in there, I went to put the tub in and he just looked at me, and he went 'Bleaaahh!' all over my hand, literally like a kid spitting out something they don't like. I threw it out, changed it and he ate everything." Wellwood, who trains Marion Marauder with her husband Mike Keeling, is not about to upset the routine. If Marion Marauder wants to be pampered a little more, so be it. "The only thing I can say is different is maybe the horse is a little more spoiled," Wellwood said. "He likes what he does, he really has a set routine and he seems to be thriving on it more than anything. It's just a little bit of attitude he's got, like 'Don't screw this up.' "He kind of acts up a little bit at times. He's a little more pushy and he probably should be put more in line, but I don't do that. He deserves whatever he wants to do. He's so set in his routine, he has a solid routine and it just seems to be agreeing with him." Wellwood is unsure if Marion Marauder is aware of just what he has accomplished this year, especially winning the Hambletonian. That being said, he has gotten an attitude boost from his feats this season. The colt, owned by family members Marion Jean Wellwood and Devin Keeling, has earned $874,905 this year with his other victories including the Goodtimes Stakes and a division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial. "He's pretty confident in himself, I will say that," Wellwood said. "I don't know if he knows or not, but it seems like the more big races he wins, he seems a little more pushy. He's got lots of confidence too. He's brimming with it, which happens. That happens with human athletes, they just get more and more confident and that's kind of what he's like." Driver Scott Zeron has been confident in Marion Marauder throughout the season and has not been afraid to share that confidence publicly when entering a race. Wellwood takes the opposite tact. Despite the fact she "couldn't be more pleased," with Marion Marauder drawing the No. 4 post Saturday, the trainer isn't about to handicap the race. "I leave that totally up to Scott," she said. "I don't like to predict how it will go. I'm kind of superstitious that way." She will say, however, that the horse is racing as well as he has all year. "He's so professional now," Wellwood said. "Scott says you can do anything with him. Whatever he asks him to do he does. So I think he's just more adept. In the race he's very focused and he takes it serious and wants to do the best he can. That's how I would describe him." An interesting sidebar to this race is that if Marion Marauder wins he is not staked to the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Futurity at Lexington's Red Mile. To do so, the horse's owners would have to pay a substantial supplement fee. Will it happen? "It's probably doubtful, and we'd have no regrets," Wellwood said. "We mapped out a schedule and we don't usually take them to Lexington to race. Things could always change but I would have to say we're just going to stick with our main plan. He goes back to Canada after this and then he's off to the Breeders Crown, so he has a big break, which I feel is a well-deserved break." And while Wellwood is not completely ruling out the Futurity, her overall concern is for Marion Marauder's well-being. "It's all about whatever is good for the horse," she said. "That comes absolutely first. We're not going to say never, but he's still got hurdles to overcome. So you don't know. You can never predict anything." Following is the field for the Yonkers Trot. $500,000 Yonkers Trot 3-year-old male trotters Race 8/Post 9:30 p.m. (EDT) PP-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer-Line 1. Iron Mine Bucky - Explosive Matter - George Dennis-Greg Haverstick-12/1 2. Celebrity Express - Andover Hall - John Campbell-Staffan Lind-20/1 3. Smalltownthrowdown - Cash Hall - Dan Daley-Dan Daley-7/2 4. Marion Marauder - Muscle Hill - Scott Zeron-Paula Wellwood-1/1 5. Lagerfeld - Yankee Glide - Mark MacDonald-Jimmy Takter-7/1 6. Steed - Muscle Hill - Brian Sears-Richard Johnson-20/1 7. Hititoutofthepark - Yankee Glide - Corey Callahan-John Butenschoen-20/1 8. Cufflink Hanover - Andover Hall - Jason Bartlett-Chris Oakes-7/1 Ken Weingartner Media Relations Manager Harness Racing Communications

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder and harness racing driver Scott Zeron made short work of his small-track debut, winning Saturday night's lone $40,000 elimination for the 62nd Yonkers Trot. "Marion," starting from post position No. 3 in a Yonkers Raceway game of musical chairs (nine to eliminate one), took things in his own hooves early. The 3-10 choice moved past first leader Smalltownthrowdown (Dan Daley), then had few issues (:29.2, :58.4, 1:28.1, 1:56.2). The margin was a length-and-quarter over "Smalltown," with Iron Mine Bucky (George Dennis) a drifting, three-hole third. The real fun came in the back of the bus, when the second-tier Gleaming Memory (Ake Svanstedt) made an ugly break that directly wiped out Lagerfeld (Mark MacDonald), while any number of the trailers also broke, were impeded or were just plain outrun. Steed (Brian Sears) was a best-of-the-rest fourth, with Hititoutofthepark (Corey Callahan), Cuffllink Hanover (Jason Bartlett), Celebrity Express (John Campbell) and Lagerfeld also earning berth into next Saturday's $500,000 final (open draw for second jewel of Trotting Triple Crown is Tuesday morning). For Marion Marauder, a 3-year-old son of Muscle Hill trained by Paula Wellwood, who kept in the family for co-owners Marion Wellwood and Devin Keeling, it was his seventh win in nine seasonal starts. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $7.80, with the triple returning $22.60. "I couldn't have been more pleased with the way he trotted the half tonight," Zeron said. "I'm confident in his abilities to get the job done in the final." "We just wanted him to get off the gate clean and command a race on a half-mile, Mike Keeling, husband of the winning trainer, said. "I think he showed everybody that he can do that. He steered great and he trotted well." Saturday's card also featured a pair of events for 3-year-old fillies, the $118,574 Hudson Trot and $109,050 Lady Maud Pace (3YO fillies). The report will be through soon. Frank Drucker

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 10, 2016 - There has been plenty of ink devoted to the Indiana originations of harness racing world champions Wiggle It Jiggleit, Freaky Feet Pete and Always B Miki, but the horse that paced home in front of that trio in last Saturday's $225,550 U.S. Pacing Championship also is indelibly linked to the Hoosier State as Shamballa's dam resides in Shipshewana at Cornerstone Stock Farm. Therefore, his performance in this Friday's (Aug. 12) edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes, his rise to prominence in the sport and his presence in the state's signature harness racing event also speaks volumes for the extraordinary success of the Indiana program. Despite competing in Canada for the majority of his career and his first breath not being drawn in Indiana, Shamballa's connections already had targeted an appearance in the Dan Patch prior to his upset victory at 8-1 on Hambletonian day and his appearance in Anderson is yet another testimonial to the potent force of this sport within the confines of "The Land of the Indians." "We were still in the winner's circle and right away it was announced he was going to the Dan Patch," said Howard Taylor, who co-owns the horse with Rick Zeron, TAO Racing and Cool Cat Racing. "I was so thrilled with his win, it took me a minute to process. I'm just blessed I have the opportunity to be involved with this horse, so I'm not directly involved with his schedule, but I was shocked Rick would race him again with that kind of turnaround. He has always managed Shamballa very conservatively throughout his career and never really liked to race him back-to-back weeks, but he knows this horse better than anyone and everyone is just excited about him as well as the race." Trained by Rick Zeron, Shamballa will commence his journey from post position seven with regular reinsman, Scott Zeron in the bike in the 12th contest on Friday's card. Although he enters this event fresh off a sublime pacing performance, he is 6-1 on the morning line behind favorite Always B Miki (8-5, post eight), Wiggle It Jigglieit (2-1, post one) and Freaky Feet Pete (5-1, post two). "Hoosier Park should be an excellent fit for this horse," Taylor said. "He comes with that one powerful run and the long stretch there should suit him." The 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere and the Life Sign mare Bolero Takara, Shamballa is the seventh foal out of his extremely prolific dam. The mare earned $516,153 while competing primarily in Canada during her two-year-career. She was a perfect 11-for-11 as a freshman and capped off that campaign with two victories at The Red Mile. As a sophomore, she was 7-2-2-0 with one of the seconds in the $764,400 Breeders Crown for her age, gait and gender. Bolero Takara proved just as reliable in the breeding shed. Shamballa has earned the most money ($680,878) from (her 10 offspring, but the gelding's elder half siblings Bolero Taishi (The Panderosa, $490,4047), Charles (Jenna's Beach Boy, $563,134), Bolero Tallia (Art's Conquest, $234,184) and Bolero Andrew (Bettor's Delight, $291,490) set the standard long before this horse's hooves ever hit the ground. She was purchased by Cornerstone Stock Farm in 2011 and has produced two foals for her new owners, the unraced 3-year-old Chest Rockwell (Panspacificflight) and the 2-year-old Takara Rose (Always A Virgin, $5,525). Unraced at age two, Shamballa was purchased privately as a yearling and began his career with conditioner Fred Grant at Pompano Park. He compiled a record of 11-5-0-0 and banked just over $53,000 in his first season of competition. In 2014, the gelding entered Rick Zeron's barn in June of that year when he became the property of his trainer and TAO Racing. Zeron steered and schooled the 4-year-old through a campaign which consisted of seven wins, two second place finishes, two thirds and $86,122 from 15 trips to the post for his new connections. Last year, Shamballa served notice he was a force to be reckoned with. His seasonal slate was 16-8-3-1 and he collected $286,901 in purse money. He competed primarily in preferred company in Canada but was a swiftly closing second with a blistering final quarter panel of :26.4 in the $513,750 Canadian Pacing Derby to champion State Treasurer and second to that rival again in the $138,500 Dayton Pacing Derby. While the gelding was enjoying his winter sojourn, Zeron contacted Taylor and offered him a piece of the horse. "I had horses with Rick and I've known him a long time," Taylor said. "When he asked me if I wanted to buy in on him, I felt fortunate. I had been watching this horse and he has a wicked brush to him. He was as fast as anything out there at the end of the race. You could always count on him to be flying at the end and I knew Rick had taken good care of him." Since Taylor became involved with Shamballa, the horse has amassed $272,045, composed a resume of 9-3-2-2 and lowered his lifetime mark to 1:47.1 with his U.S. Pacing Championship triumph. His connections are confident he is a player in the older pacing division, which has been dominated by what everyone in the sport has been referring to as "The Big Three" and the Dan Patch will demonstrate how substantial his bid is for divisional glory. "I always knew this horse had ability and would demonstrate that," Taylor said. "Did I think he could pace with those guys? I know he could be competitive because he has that kind of speed. Rick knows the horse, Scott knows how to drive him and they take great care of him. Rick said he was training great going into that race and is still doing very well. If you look at his two races before that he was right there with Always B Miki in the Haughton and in the last race at Mohawk he was locked in. Rick has him ready right now and I think he definitely belongs in the Dan Patch. Honestly, I think at this point you can throw a blanket over him with The Big Three because he's right there. We just hope things go well for him at Hoosier and he races well." The Dan Patch Stakes will highlight the 14-race card on Friday, August 12 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. As part of a weekend long festival tagged "Dan Patch Festival Weekend", Hoosier Park will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside special wagers, free fireworks, giveaways, and interactive family-friendly entertainment. First post is 5:45 p.m. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Kim French, USTA News Editor          

Trenton, NJ --- About the only thing that could replace Saturday (Aug. 6) as the most memorable day for accomplishments in harness racing driver Scott Zeron’s life, is if he is ever elected Prime Minister of Canada. And even that might not do the trick, as the 27-year-old Canadian had a Hambletonian Day for the ages at the Meadowlands on Saturday. First, he defeated harness racing’s “Big Three” by driving Shamballa to an upset victory in the $225,550 U.S. Pacing Championship for older pacers. The fact Shamballa is trained and partly owned by Scott’s dad, Rick Zeron, made it even more special. Two races later in the $1 million Hambletonian, presented by Mullinax Ford, Zeron came from first over to drive Marion Marauder to a photo-finish win over Southwind Frank. It was the second such occurrence of the afternoon as Marion Marauder also defeated Southwind Frank in their Hambletonian elimination. Finally, Zeron capped his day by being recognized as the leading driver at this year’s Meadowlands meet. Zeron’s 82 wins were 12 more than runner-up Tim Tetrick. Zeron, who became the second-youngest driver to ever win the Hambletonian, became the first under-30 driver to win the Big M title since 29-year-old John Campbell led the colony in 1984. Any one of those feats would have made for an awesome day. To gain all three was like reaching into the pocket of a barely used jacket and discovering a crumpled $100 bill; hitting the Powerball later that day; and having the IRS immediately declare there will no longer be income tax on lottery winnings. “I don’t know how I could have a bigger day than I did on Saturday,” said the personable Zeron, who will drive Shamballa in Friday’s (Aug. 12) $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. “It wasn’t just about those two big wins; it was about winning the Hambletonian, an internationally known race, and also winning for my dad. It’s going to be very tough to surpass the emotions I had that day.” The fun started in the second Hambletonian elimination of the day. Marion Marauder was up against Southwind Frank, who had beaten him in all four meetings last year and was a 1-5 favorite. At 3-1 odds, Zeron’s horse trotted a lifetime best mile of 1:51.3 and overtook Southwind Frank in the final strides. “When I was looking on the TV, it doesn’t look as bad, it looks like he had three or four lengths on me, but when I was out there and by the time I had gotten all the way up four wide, it looked like he was a quarter-mile away from me,” Zeron said. “When I moved my horse over and he had that momentum, I thought halfway down the lane maybe I could get him. “I started asking my horse a little bit. I’m getting a little closer and I start pushing him a little more. When I got closer and closer I knew it was going to be huge to win that elimination and head into that final (because of being ensured a starting spot inside post six). It turned out the post position didn’t matter because everybody drew well.” Shortly thereafter, Scott got in the sulky behind Shamballa, who went off at 8-1 in the U.S. Pacing Championship. Rick Zeron’s horse was going against world champions Wiggle It Jiggleit, Always B Miki and Freaky Feet Pete, considered harness racing’s “Big Three” this year. Shamballa promptly made it the “Big Four” by pacing a career-best 1:47.1 to upset 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit by one length. “I went into that race definitely thinking I had a chance to win it,” Zeron said. “If I had the right trip I could beat those horses. He showed in a very vigorous first-up trip (in the William R. Haughton Memorial) when Miki beat me in a mile and an eighth race, that I could stay with those horses (Shamballa was second by three-quarters of a length). If things kind of worked out, I could beat the Big Three. “Not a lot of people believed I could. I was ecstatic with that one, with the family connections. I wish my dad was there to watch that race with me, but it was unbelievable to win that race. I was so excited. Beating those horses is one thing, but to win it for your father is another.” Although not in attendance, Rick felt the emotions and took the humble route when it was over. “The last thing he’ll ever talk about is the horse,” Scott said. “He’ll tell me how proud of me he is, and how much he loves me and he knew we could do this. And then we’ll get to ‘The horse raced great.’ He was all water works when we went across that wire. The fact that both of us believed this horse could do it and to always be the underdog, it felt unbelievable to get that win.” Zeron is looking forward to facing the "Big Three" again in Indiana on Friday, and feels Jimmy Takter’s horse may make a bigger impact after finishing fourth as the favorite in the U.S. Pacing Championship on Saturday. “It’s a great track for Miki and Miki was coming off a three-week layoff,” Zeron said. “I think he would be better up at Hoosier.” After posting two huge wins Saturday, Zeron and Marion Marauder geared for Scott’s first drive in a Hambletonian final. Both driver and horse were feeling good after their earlier victory. “It was huge to mow down Southwind Frank (in the elimination) with the insurmountable lead that he had,” Zeron said. “It was great for my horse to beat him. You just get that momentum, everything has to click on that day and that’s kind of the way it happened. To win from where we were sitting at that three-quarter pole, it just felt like we were going to win that final.” They prevailed in the most gut-wrenching way possible, launching a first-over assault to win a photo finish over Southwind Frank. Marion Marauder was fifth after a half-mile and second behind favorite Bar Hopping after three- quarters, before Bar Hopping dropped back and Marion Marauder charged ahead and ultimately held off Southwind Frank. “I knew I was going to be first up and I was very content with that because I could control my own destiny,” Zeron said. “My horse just slowly, gradually picked up his speed throughout the mile, so first up isn’t a spot that’s too challenging for him. I was happy, though, that when I did move him first up, he grabbed on and he wanted to go. “He knows coming around that turn that soon it’s go time. But when I moved him up to go first up, he wanted to go. It’s an amazing feeling to have that; when it’s the second heat, you already won a big first heat, and to just know that he felt good right there at the half. It was a warm feeling for me to know he wanted to win this race.” Zeron had to keep his joy in check, however, due to the photo finish. Southwind Frank's driver Yannick Gingras glanced over and congratulated Zeron, who remained mellow as he looked over to find Marion Marauder’s connections heading to the winner’s circle. “I’m staring over there and not one of my people are going over to that stand,” he said. “Nobody else was either. I’m thinking this is much closer than I even think. This could really be tight. “When I hit that wire I couldn’t enjoy it because I was so concerned about whether or not I won or not. We’re on CBS, so I’m not going to start fist pumping and going ballistic when there’s a shot I might not have won.” After a few minutes, which seemed like a few hours for Zeron, trainers Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling and owners Marion Jean Wellwood and Devin Keeling, Marion Marauder was declared the winner. “When they put it up on the TV screen all my connections went nuts,” Zeron said. “Then it really started to sink in.” As did the fact he was the track champion in just his third year of driving at the Meadowlands. Zeron had been eyeing the title for the past two months and finished with a 12-win cushion over Tetrick. “I wanted it and Timmy and I would talk about it in the last couple months, how many is he away, how many am I up by,” Zeron said. “For me it meant a lot. I was very focused on it the last few weeks.” Scott admitted things have accelerated in his career much faster than he thought. He has now crossed off two major races on his bucket list -- the Little Brown Jug and the Hambletonian. “They’re the two biggest races, especially for that international presence,” he said. “Everybody watches those races.” His top goal has not been reached, however, as he is still seeking a victory in the North America Cup. “Growing up in Canada, to me that’s the end-all, be-all race,” he said. “The NA Cup is my hometown race, that’s the one I want next year.” After all, it couldn’t hurt if he ever waged a campaign for prime minister. by Rich Fisher, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent 

East Rutherford, NJ ---- It wasn’t the perfect drive. But it was the perfect ending. Marion Marauder won Saturday’s (Aug. 6) $1 million Hambletonian, presented by Mullinax Ford, by a nose over Southwind Frank in 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Sutton was third as the top three horses stretched across the finish line separated by only a neck in the 91st edition of the sport’s top race for harness racing 3-year-old trotters. It was Marion Marauder’s second win of the day. Earlier in the afternoon, he won his Hambletonian elimination by a half-length over Southwind Frank in a career-best 1:51.3. Last year, Marion Marauder was winless in races against Southwind Frank, finishing second on four occasions. In the Hambletonian final, Marion Marauder was fifth as Southwind Frank and Bar Hopping traded the lead in the first half of the race. At that point Scott Zeron, driving Marion Marauder for the wife-and-husband training team of Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling, put his horse in gear and launched a first-over attack. Marion Marauder was second behind Bar Hopping at three-quarters, but reached the front at the top of the stretch. As Bar Hopping dropped back, eventually finishing fifth, Marion Marauder held off hard-charging challenges from Southwind Frank to his inside and Sutton on the outside. Waitlifter K was fourth, beaten a length. Zeron, who at age 27 became the second-youngest driver to win the Hambletonian, thought he might have moved too soon with Marion Marauder. “I know better,” Zeron said. “I know that when he clears another horse, he thinks the race is over, and I got a little over anxious. I just tried to get away on Southwind Frank and Bar Hopping and just sprint away from them and my horse just kind of started lollygagging around and not knowing where the wire was but he hung tough to finish. “It is amazing. The Wellwood family has trained trotters their whole lives and everything they’ve done has lead up to this point. The pressure is all on the Hambletonian and we delivered, the horse delivered. It was amazing. I can’t believe it.” Wellwood, who became the second female trainer to win the Hambletonian, along with Linda Toscano, is the daughter of the late Bill Wellwood, a driver/trainer enshrined in both the U.S. and Canadian halls of fame. Marion Marauder is owned by Wellwood’s mother, Marion Jean, and her 19-year-old son, Devin Keeling. Marion Marauder’s name combines the names of Wellwood’s mom and the nickname of Devin’s college mascot at McMaster University, where he will play football. Interestingly, the horse’s original name already had “Marion” in it; he was purchased for $37,000 at the 2014 Lexington Selected Sale under the name Marion Monopoly. According to Wellwood, this was the family’s 10th try at winning the Hambletonian. “It means the world; it was my father’s dream,” Wellwood said. “It has been my mother’s and my dream. We’ve tried. When this horse came along, you dare to dream. We started to dream last year. “I was in shock (at the finish) it was so close. I knew where he was, I knew he was first up and had taken over the lead. I guess I was in shock, I couldn’t even scream. I watched and I thought it was too close to call and everyone was saying it was too close to call.” Added a teary-eyed Marion Jean Wellwood, “It feels really good. I’ve been trying for this for a long time and I just want to say I dedicate this to my late husband.” Marion Marauder, a son of 2009 Hambletonian winner  Muscle Hill out of the Nova Award-winning mare Spellbound Hanover, has won six of seven races this year and seven of 20 career starts. He pushed his lifetime earnings to $1.01 million with his Hambletonian triumph. “The difference between last year and this year is that he grew quite a bit,” Paula Wellwood said. “He got bigger and stronger but the real difference is that he learned how to win.” Zeron’s win capped a memorable championship meet at the Meadowlands for the driver, who won the track’s driving title. “I want to thank Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling for bringing me in to drive this horse full time,” said Zeron, who was driving in the Hambletonian for the first time. “Not a lot of people give a young guy a chance to drive a Hambletonian trotter. It’s amazing.” by Ken Weingartner and Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

East Rutherford, NJ --- With the focus on harness racing’s “Big Three,” Shamballa proved to be the one in Saturday’s (Aug. 6) $225,550 U.S. Pacing Championship for older pacers at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Shamballa, sent off at odds of 8-1, upset Wiggle It Jiggleit by one length in a career-best 1:47.1, with Dealt A Winner third and favorite Always B Miki fourth. Scott Zeron drove Shamballa for trainer Rick Zeron, his father, and owners Rick Zeron Stables, TAO Racing, Howard Taylor, and Cool Cat Racing. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2015 Horse of the Year, went to the front from post six and hit the opening quarter in :27.2. Always B Miki challenged Wiggle It Jiggleit and the two engaged in a brief duel before Always B Miki wrestled the lead at the half, reached in :53.3. Freaky Feet Pete -- who with fellow world champions Wiggle It Jiggleit and Always B Miki has made up the “Big Three” this season -- launched a first-over bid and the group hit three-quarters in 1:20.3. Freaky Feet Pete looked to grab the lead in the stretch, but Shamballa and Zeron were rolling on the outside. Shamballa reached the front and then held off a late bid from Wiggle It Jiggleit, who split horses to get up for second. “A second-over trip made all the difference,” Zeron said. “My dad always told me if you can keep him covered up, he’ll move his little legs as fast as he can all the way down the stretch, and he did just that. “At the three-quarter pole I was thinking, ‘I couldn’t possibly be in a better spot, I just hope this horse isn’t sick today.’” Shamballa, a 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere - Bolero Takara, has won 23 of 53 career races and earned $683,133. The gelding has won three of nine races this season. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Like a pair of heavyweight boxers, Scott Zeron and David Miller battled back and forth all Saturday night long over the course of the 13-race harness racing program at the Meadowlands, and when Miller delivered the final blow, emerging with Rebel Jet ($9.80 to win) from just off the pace to win the finale, the duo ended the night deadlocked with five winners each. Zeron scored with Aldebaran Eagle ($7.20) in the third, Odds On Delray ($3.20) in the fourth, Winning Linc ($42.80) in the fifth, Lindythefourteenth ($14.80) in the eighth and Moonlight Ransom ($4.80) in the 10th. Miller's earlier winners were Dial Or Nodial ($3.00) in the second, Dealt A Winner ($6.00) in the sixth, Bettor Rock On N ($4.20) in the seventh and Intheblinkofaneye ($2.80), who dead-heated with Yippity Hanover, in the ninth. 'WINNER' DOMINANT: Dealt A Winner destroyed six overmatched foes in the featured $17,500 conditioned pace. The 4-year-old gelded son of Cam's Card Shark was never threatened on the way to 5-length win over Clear Vision in 1:48.2 for trainer Mark Silva. JACKPOT HIT: One lucky bettor hit the 5th race 20 cent Jackpot Super High Five and walked away with $47,949.90. The winning combination of 1-3-4-9-2 saw a 20-1 shot win the race and a 60-1 finish fifth. ... Trainer Tony Alagna led the trainer colony with three winners on the card. ... Racing resumes at the Big M Friday at 7:15 p.m. by Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations     RACE 1 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: 3 & 4 Year Olds N/W 2 Extended PM Races or $20,000 Lifetime (Maidens Drawn Inside)    Gait: Trot     Purse: $10,000     Class: 3-4yrnw2cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 7:22 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     8  Bucketlist Hanover  8  1/1H  1/1H  1/Q  1/2  1/3H 1:55.1  29.1 *1.40   Jim Marohn Jr  Robert Baggitt Jr         2  Tech Titan  2  4/4Q  4°/3T  2°/Q  2/2  2/3H 1:55.4  29.4 2.20   Corey Callahan  Jonas Czernyson         3  Prince De Vie  3  2/1H  2/1H  3/2  3/2T  3/3T 1:56.0  29.3 3.20   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         4  Catch All  4  7/8Q  6/8Q  6/6H  6/6  4/3T 1:56.0  28.4 23.00   Gregory Merton  Bob Stewart         6  Better Call Saul  6  3/3  3/3  5/5  5/5Q  5/5 1:56.1  29.1 45.00   Oyvind Hegdal  Tom Shay         7  Edinburgh  7  5/5H  5°/5Q  4°/3  4/4Q  6/5T 1:56.2  29.4 6.30   John Campbell  Mark Ford         5  Plot Twist  5  8/10H  7/11  7/9H  7/9H  7/9T 1:57.1  29.2 41.20   Jim Marshall III  Dawn Anderson         9  Gone Viral  9  9/11T  8/12H  8/12  8/13Q  8/16H 1:58.2  30.0 171.20   Gareth Dowse  Ray Schnittker         10  Moulin Rouge  10X  10/DIS  9/DIS  9/DIS  9/DIS  9/63 2:07.4    99.30   Chuck Connor Jr  Janice Connor         1  Gleaming Memory  1  6X/6T  X10X/DIS  10/DIS  10/DIS  10/DIS     55.30   Oskar Florhed  Ake Svanstedt       Time:  28.3 57.2  (28.4) 1:26.0  (28.3) 1:55.1  (29.1)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    8  Bucketlist Hanover  Jim Marohn Jr 4.80  2.60  2.40    2  Tech Titan  Corey Callahan   3.00  2.40    3  Prince De Vie  Victor Kirby     3.20    Win, Place, Show Pool: $44,592       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (8-2 $12.00) $58,555     Trifecta  (8-2-3 $35.60) $46,113      1st Bucketlist Hanover  (3, G   Cantab Hall - Bar Queen - Malabar Man) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Van Camp Trotting Corp - ON, Bradley Maxwell - ON Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 2 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $3,500 in Last 5 Starts - DASH FOR THE "G" NOTES Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $6,000 in Last Start Ineligible Winners Over $25,000 in 2016 Ineligible    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,500     Class: nw3500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 7:42 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     3  Dial Or Nodial  3  2°/1  1/1Q  1/NS  1/1  1/HD 1:51.4  27.1 *0.50   David Miller  Christopher Freck         7  Firstclassallthway  6  1/1  2/1Q  3/1  2/1  2/HD 1:51.4  27.0 4.40   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         6  Relentless Dreamer  5  6/7  6/6H  6°°/3  4/2T  3/H 1:51.4  26.3 12.90   John Campbell  Anthony Azarow         8  Twincreeks Jesse  7  7/8H  7/7T  7/4Q  7/4Q  4/2T 1:52.2  27.0 59.90   Brett Miller  Ann Depietro         2  Hilarious Halo  2  4/3  4/3T  5/2T  6/3Q  5/3Q 1:52.2  27.1 25.80   Jim Marshall III  Pat Lachance         9  Windsong Gorgeous  8  8/10  8/9  8°°/4Q  8/5T  6/3T 1:52.3  27.1 14.90   Jim Marohn Jr  Michael Russo         5  Deny Deny Deny  4  5/4H  5/5Q  4°/1H  5/3Q  7/4Q 1:52.3  27.4 65.60   Corey Callahan  John Urbanski         1  Village Beat  1  3/1H  3/2H  2°/NS  3/1T  8/4Q 1:52.3  28.0 5.40   Gregory Merton  Mark Ford         4  Mayflowermoonshine  SCR  SK        SCR          Gary Levine       Time:  27.4 55.3  (27.4) 1:24.3  (29.0) 1:51.4  (27.1)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    3  Dial Or Nodial  David Miller 3.00  2.20  2.10    7  Firstclassallthway  Yannick Gingras   3.20  2.80    6  Relentless Dreamer  John Campbell     4.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $32,069       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (3-7 $10.80) $39,335     Trifecta  (3-7-6 $57.20) $27,872     Superfecta  (3-7-6-8 $33.81) $15,765     Daily Double  (8-3 $7.80) $26,891      1st Dial Or Nodial  (10, G   Western Ideal - Smart Dialing - Abercrombie) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Marita Berglund - NJ Breeder(s):  Arlene Siegel - PA, Jules Siegel - PA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)     Scratched: Mayflowermoonshine (VET SK) ↑ Top of Page       RACE 3 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: 3 & 4 Year Olds N/W 3 Extended PM Races or $40,000 Lifetime    Gait: Trot     Purse: $11,000     Class: 3-4yrnw3cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 8:04 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     7  Aldebaran Eagle  7  3°/1Q  1/1H  1/1H  1/3  1/3Q 1:53.0  28.3 2.60   Scott Zeron  Jonas Czernyson         6  Southern Cross  6  1/1Q  2/1H  2/1H  2/3  2/3Q 1:53.3  29.0 5.50   Oskar Florhed  Ake Svanstedt         4  Goin To The Limit  4  2/1Q  4/2H  4/2T  3/4T  3/7 1:54.2  29.2 *2.30   Brett Miller  Tony Alagna         3  Threeupthreedown  3  4/2Q  6/3T  6/5T  5/6T  4/10H 1:55.0  29.2 36.00   Victor Kirby  Edwin Gannon Jr         10  Jazebel De Vie  10  10/9T  10/6Q  8°/9T  7/10Q  5/13 1:55.3  29.1 12.80   David Miller  Henrik Lundell         5  Celebrity Express  5  8°/6H  7°/4  5°/4Q  4/6T  6/14 1:55.4  30.3 4.60   John Campbell  Staffan Lind         1  Granite State  1  6/4  8/5  9/10T  8/13Q  7/14H 1:55.4  29.1 65.20   Yannick Gingras  Tom Fanning         9  Black Broadway  9  5°/3  3°/1H  3°/1H  6/8Q  8/15 1:56.0  31.2 17.80   Corey Callahan  Michael Eaton         8  Massive Clout  8  9/8Q  9°/6  7/8H  9/15Q  9/23T 1:57.4  31.4 147.30   Marcus Melander  Marcus Melander         2  Glad All Over  2  7°/5Q  5°X/2T  X10/15T  10X/30Q  X10X/56 2:04.1  36.3 6.60   Jim Marohn Jr  Ross Croghan       Time:  28.1 56.2  (28.1) 1:24.2  (28.0) 1:53.0  (28.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    7  Aldebaran Eagle  Scott Zeron 7.20  4.20  3.00    6  Southern Cross  Oskar Florhed   5.80  3.80    4  Goin To The Limit  Brett Miller     2.80    Win, Place, Show Pool: $39,813       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (7-6 $33.00) $55,588     Trifecta  (7-6-4 $124.20) $38,615      1st Aldebaran Eagle  (4, H   Muscle Hill - Letsjustalkaboutme - Self Possessed) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Aldebaran Park Inc. - NJ Breeder(s):  Diamond Creek Farm LLC - PA, Exquisite Farms - NY, Melvin Hartman - ON ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 4 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: KINDERGARTEN 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings - 1st Leg    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: Kndrgrtn     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 8:26 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     1  Odds On Delray  Somebeachsomewhere-  My Little Dragon  1  2/1H  2/1Q  2/1H  2/1H  1/HD 1:52.4  27.1 *0.60   Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna         2  Air Strike  Always A Virgin-  My Best Girl  2  1/1H  1/1Q  1/1H  1/1H  2/HD 1:52.4  27.2 8.00   Brett Miller  Joe Holloway         5  Chip Walther  Art Major-  Bittorsweet Terror  5  6/11Q  6/7T  6°/7  5/6Q  3/3T 1:53.3  26.4 3.80   John Campbell  Erv Miller         3  Manattack  American Ideal-Wisdom  3  4/6Q  4/4T  4°/3H  3/4  4/4H 1:53.3  27.3 4.90   Corey Callahan  Jessica Okusko         8  Southwind Diablo  American Ideal-  Shady Darling  8  3/3H  3/3Q  3°/2Q  4/5  5/8Q 1:54.2  28.3 32.10   Marcus Melander  Marcus Melander         6  Hypothetical  Somebeachsomewhere-  Restive Hanover  6  7/14  7/9Q  7/8H  6/9  6/10Q 1:54.4  27.4 75.10   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         7  Jk Pridenjoy  Rock N Roll Heaven-  J K Pure Pearl  7X  8/21  8/10H  8/10Q  7/14  7/21T 1:57.1  29.4 65.50   David Miller  Nancy Johansson         4  Independent One  Rocknroll Hanover-  Sun N Sand  4  5/8T  5/6Q  X5X/6H  X8X/26  8/59 2:04.3  38.0 26.00   Yannick Gingras  John Butenschoen       Time:  27.1 56.2  (29.1) 1:25.2  (29.0) 1:52.4  (27.2)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    1  Odds On Delray  Scott Zeron 3.20  2.40  2.10    2  Air Strike  Brett Miller   5.20  3.00    5  Chip Walther  John Campbell     2.80    Win, Place, Show Pool: $54,726       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (1-2 $14.00) $67,668     Trifecta  (1-2-5 $45.80) $51,329     Superfecta  (1-2-5-3 $6.53) $29,261     Pick 3  (3-7-1 $17.30) $5,881      1st Odds On Delray  (2, H   Somebeachsomewhere - My Little Dragon - Dragon Again) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Odds On Racing - FL Breeder(s):  Av & Son Bloodstock LLC - NY ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 5 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: 3 & 4 Year Olds N/W 2 Extended PM Races or $20,000 Lifetime Wins for $3,000 or Less First Money Not Considered (State Bred Excluded) Maidens Drawn Inside    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: 3-4yrnw2cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 8:47 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     1  Winning Linc  1  4/3  4/2H  6/3H  5/2H  1/H 1:51.3  27.4 20.40   Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna         3  Spicebomb  3  5/4H  5°/3H  3°/1Q  2/1  2/H 1:51.3  28.1 2.30   David Miller  Kelvin Harrison         4  Jann And Dean  4  1/HD  1/1Q  1/NS  1/1  3/1 1:51.4  28.3 *2.20   Brett Miller  Sam De Pinto         9  Uncle Nicky  9  2°/HD  3/1Q  4/2  4/1  4/2H 1:52.0  28.2 26.60   John Campbell  Thomas Cancelliere         2  Gotti  2  7/7T  7/7H  7°/4T  7/4T  5/3 1:52.1  28.0 63.60   Victor Kirby  Joshua Parker         10  Sossy`s King Kong  10  6/6  6°/5  5°/3  6/3T  6/3T 1:52.2  28.3 7.20   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         5  Hollyrock Heyden  5  3/1Q  2°/1Q  2°/NS  3/1  7/5 1:52.3  29.2 2.40   Corey Callahan  Ross Croghan         8  Bruce`s Magic  8  10/13T  9°/10Q  8/7T  8/7  8/7Q 1:53.0  28.1 16.00   Gregory Merton  Bruce Lauer         7  Headforthebeach  7  9/12  10/11Q  9°/9H  9/9H  9/9 1:53.2  28.2 85.00   Jim Marshall III  Noel Daley         6  Combat  6  8/10Q  8/9Q  X10/11  10/24H  10/37 1:59.0  33.3 56.90   Jim Marohn Jr  Steve Elliott       Time:  27.4 55.2  (27.3) 1:23.1  (27.4) 1:51.3  (28.2)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    1  Winning Linc  Scott Zeron 42.80  13.40  6.40    3  Spicebomb  David Miller   4.80  3.00    4  Jann And Dean  Brett Miller     3.40    Win, Place, Show Pool: $54,616       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (1-3 $145.40) $61,427     Trifecta  (1-3-4 $537.00) $39,648     Superfecta  (1-3-4-9 $349.07) $28,583     Pick 5  (8-3,4-7-1-1 (4 OF 5) $5.00), (8-3,4-7-1-1 (5 OF 5) $553.25) $41,494     Pentafecta  (1-3-4-9-2 $47,949.90) $11,422      1st Winning Linc  (3, H   Rocknroll Hanover - Venusinbluejeans - Ft Apache Hanover) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Alagna Racing LLC - NJ Breeder(s):  John Carver - IA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 6 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $15,000 in Last 5 Starts Optional Claiming $50,000 AE: N/W $17,500 in Last 5 Starts or in 2016 Drawn Outside    Gait: Pace     Purse: $17,500     Class: nw15000L5     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 9:08 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     6  Dealt A Winner  6  1°/1H  1/1T  1/2Q  1/3H  1/5 1:48.2  27.2 *2.00   David Miller  Mark Silva         3  Clear Vision  3  4/2H  3/3  3/3T  3/4T  2/5 1:49.2  27.3 2.00   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         7  Ashley`s Husband  7  7/12H  7/9T  5°/8Q  5/8H  3/7H 1:49.4  27.1 3.30   Brett Miller  Kyle Spagnola         2  Dude`s The Man  2  2/1H  2/1T  2/2Q  2/3H  4/7T 1:50.0  28.3 4.80   Corey Callahan  Jessica Okusko         5  Itrustyou  5  6/11  6/8H  7°/10  7/10Q  5/9Q 1:50.1  27.1 13.20   Robert Di Nozzi  Pj Fraley         1  Jet Airway  1  5/8H  5/7  6/8T  6/9H  6/10H 1:50.2  27.3 23.20   John Campbell  Erv Miller         4  Mattamerican  4  3°/2H  4/4H  4/5Q  4/7H  7/11T 1:50.4  28.4 20.10   Scott Zeron  Andrew Harris       Time:  26.3 53.4  (27.1) 1:21.0  (27.1) 1:48.2  (27.2)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    6  Dealt A Winner  David Miller 6.00  3.00  2.40    3  Clear Vision  Yannick Gingras   2.80  2.40    7  Ashley`s Husband  Brett Miller     2.60    Win, Place, Show Pool: $49,197       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (6-3 $16.40) $48,938     Trifecta  (6-3-7 $45.80) $35,397     Superfecta  (6-3-7-2 $5.74) $23,240     Pick 3  (1-1-6 $105.50) $8,079     Pick 4  (7-1-1-6 $251.15) $34,091      1st Dealt A Winner  (4, G   Cam`s Card Shark - Lazan Hanover - Matt`s Scooter) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Jeffrey Snyder - NY Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 7 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $11,500 in Last 5 Starts or in 2016 AE: 3 Year Olds    Gait: Pace     Purse: $13,000     Class: nw11500L5     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 9:34 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     2  Bettor Rock On N  2  2/2  2/1H  3/1Q  4/1H  1/NK 1:50.0  27.2 *1.10   David Miller  Andrew Harris         6  El Bloombito  6  7/10H  7/7T  6°/3Q  5/3  2/NK 1:50.0  27.0 5.10   John Campbell  Linda Toscano         5  Rockin Wizard  5  1/2  1/1H  1/Q  1/1  3/T 1:50.1  27.4 15.70   Brett Miller  Michael Russo         7  Blatantly Best  7  8/12  8/9Q  8°/4T  8/4Q  4/1Q 1:50.1  26.4 25.20   Corey Callahan  Larry Remmen         8  Don`tcallmefrancis  8  5/6T  5°/4T  4°/1Q  3/1  5/1T 1:50.2  27.4 9.20   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         4  City Pie  4  6/8Q  6/5T  7/4H  7/4  6/3 1:50.3  27.2 25.10   Victor Kirby  Al Annunziata         3  Art History  3  4/5Q  4°/3H  2°/Q  2/1  7/3Q 1:50.3  28.1 1.90   Scott Zeron  Steve Elliott         1  Respectable Dream  1  3/3T  3/3  5/2T  6/4  8/5Q 1:51.0  28.0 73.70   Gregory Merton  Richard Silverman       Time:  26.3 54.4  (28.1) 1:22.2  (27.3) 1:50.0  (27.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    2  Bettor Rock On N  David Miller 4.20  2.60  2.60    6  El Bloombito  John Campbell   4.00  4.00    5  Rockin Wizard  Brett Miller     4.20    Win, Place, Show Pool: $59,561       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (2-6 $25.40) $62,700     Trifecta  (2-6-5 $162.20) $58,756     Pick 3  (1-6-2 $157.40) $8,283      1st Bettor Rock On N  (7, G   Bettor`s Delight - Jingle Belle Rock - Caprock) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Arrhythmic LLC - NY Breeder(s):  Paul Yesberg - NZ, R, A ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 8 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: KINDERGARTEN 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings - 1st Leg    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: Kndrgrtn     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 9:54 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     2  Lindythefourteenth  Somebeachsomewhere-  Antoinette Hanover  2  4/6T  4/5H  6/5H  4/3H  1/NK 1:52.0  28.0 6.40   Scott Zeron  Frank Antonacci         7  Machiavelli  Somebeachsomewhere-  So Perfect  7  1/2H  1/1H  1/1Q  2/H  2/NK 1:52.0  29.0 6.80   David Miller  Joe Holloway         9  Very Special Agent  Art Major-Ask Alice  9  5/8Q  5/7  3°/1T  1/H  3/NK 1:52.0  28.3 *0.60   Yannick Gingras  Nancy Johansson         6  Andy`s Ideal  American Ideal-Slainte  6  2/2H  2/1H  2/1Q  3/2H  4/3Q 1:52.3  29.2 3.80   Corey Callahan  Joe Holloway         4  Benji`s Best  Roll With Joe-  Winbak Isabella  4  6/11  6/8T  5°/4H  5/5H  5/3T 1:52.4  29.0 17.40   Gregory Merton  Scott Blackler         8  Harry Terror  Western Terror-  Lady Graceful  8  9°/17Q  8/12T  7°/8Q  6/7  6/4 1:52.4  28.1 72.30   Jim Marohn Jr  John Butenschoen         1  Beach Pro  Somebeachsomewhere-  Allamerican Toffee  1  3/4T  3/4  4/3T  7/8H  7/11H 1:54.1  30.2 59.40   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         3  Humboldt  American Ideal-  Ladys Special Girl  3  7/13  7/11Q  8/9H  8X/12  8/21H 1:56.1  31.2 22.60   Brett Miller  Jimmy Takter         5  Rap It Up  Well Said-Be Bop A Lula  5  8/15T  9/16Q  9/16H  9/20  9/28 1:57.3  31.2 73.10   John Campbell  Rick Dane Jr       Time:  26.3 54.3  (28.0) 1:23.0  (28.2) 1:52.0  (29.0)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    2  Lindythefourteenth  Scott Zeron 14.80  5.00  3.20    7  Machiavelli  David Miller   6.20  3.80    9  Very Special Agent  Yannick Gingras     2.60    Win, Place, Show Pool: $57,966       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (2-7 $87.60) $63,413     Trifecta  (2-7-9 $185.00) $46,075     Superfecta  (2-7-9-6 $24.87) $34,558     Pick 3  (6-2-2 $59.80) $8,920      1st Lindythefourteenth  (2, H   Somebeachsomewhere - Antoinette Hanover - Rocknroll Hanover) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Lindy Farms Of Conn - CT Breeder(s):  Lindy Racing Stable - CT ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 9 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $5,500 in Last 5 Starts or $10,000 in 2015/16 Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $7,775 in Last Start Ineligible Optional Claiming $12,500 New Jersey Sired or Owned Preferred    Gait: Pace     Purse: $8,750     Class: nw5500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 10:15 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     2  Intheblinkofaneye  2  4°/2T  1°°/H  1/1T  2/1  1DH/H 1:51.2  28.3 *1.00   David Miller  Tara Hynes         7  Yippity Hanover  7  8/9Q  8°/7  4°°/2T  1/1  1DH/H 1:51.2  28.0 23.20   John Campbell  Linda Toscano         3  Mister Truth  3  3/2  4/3Q  8/6T  7/5  3/H 1:51.2  27.1 20.00   Victor Kirby  Bruce Saunders         10  Whataorse  10  10/12H  10°/8H  7°°/6  5/3Q  4/1 1:51.3  27.3 83.20   Jim Marshall III  Dennis Watson         5  Darcee N  5  1°/H  2°/H  2/1T  3/3  5/1 1:51.3  28.2 2.90   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke         1  Yacht King  1  5/4Q  5°/4  3°/1T  4/3  6/2 1:51.4  28.3 5.30   Scott Zeron  Michael Russo         4  Gratias Deo  4  6/5T  6°/5H  6°/5  6/3T  7/2Q 1:51.4  28.0 4.90   Corey Callahan  John Butenschoen         9  Southwind Indy  9  9/11  9/7T  10°°/7  8/5  8/3Q 1:52.0  27.4 88.10   Brett Miller  Al Annunziata         6  Prince Palani  6  7/7Q  7/6  9°/6T  9/5Q  9/4Q 1:52.1  28.0 48.50   Jim Marohn Jr  Patti Harmon         8  Stimulus Plan  8  2/H  3/1T  5/4T  10/10Q  10/20 1:55.2  31.3 47.70   Gregory Merton  John Balzer       Time:  27.1 54.2  (27.1) 1:22.4  (28.2) 1:51.2  (28.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    2  Intheblinkofaneye  David Miller 2.80  3.00  2.80    7  Yippity Hanover  John Campbell 15.40  12.00  6.40    3  Mister Truth  Victor Kirby     7.60    Win, Place, Show Pool: $56,687       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (2-7 $40.00), (7-2 $100.00) $51,997     Trifecta  (2-7-3 $335.80), (7-2-3 $675.40) $38,123     Superfecta  (2-7-3-10 $277.51), (7-2-3-10 $766.80) $30,836      1st Intheblinkofaneye  (11, G   Cole Muffler - Paint The Picture - Artsplace) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Tara Hynes - NJ Breeder(s):  Cottonwood Farm Inc - IL, Lake To Sky Farms LLC - OR 1st Yippity Hanover  (4, G   American Ideal - Yankee Lover - Art Major) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Stake Your Claim Stable - NJ, Fred Wallace - NY, Camelot Stable Inc - NJ Breeder(s):  Robert Tucker - NJ, Lauren Tucker - NJ ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 10 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $3,500 in Last 5 Starts - DASH FOR THE "G" NOTES Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $6,000 in Last Start Ineligible Winners Over $25,000 in 2016 Ineligible    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,500     Class: nw3500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 10:38 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     3  Moonlight Ransom  3  2/1  1/1Q  1/1H  1/1  1/1 1:51.4  28.0 *1.40   Scott Zeron  Brian Magie Jr         9  World Peace  9  1°/1  2/1Q  2/1H  2/1  2/1 1:52.0  28.0 6.80   David Miller  Gary Levine         5  Montana Pablo A  5  6/9Q  6°/7Q  5°/5  3/3H  3/3 1:52.2  27.3 7.60   Jim Marohn Jr  Elizabeth Carotenuto         6  Bittersweet Champ  6  7/10T  7°/8H  6°/6Q  4/5  4/3H 1:52.2  27.2 17.30   Gareth Dowse  Gareth Dowse         4  Stay Up Late  4  4/5  4/4  4/5  X7/9  5/8 1:53.2  28.3 4.90   Brett Miller  Al Annunziata         2  Arts Blaze  2  3/2H  3/2H  3/3  5/6  6/9H 1:53.3  29.1 7.10   Corey Callahan  John Urbanski         8  Lennon Blue Chip  8  9/14H  9°/10T  8°/9H  6/9  7/10Q 1:53.4  28.1 96.80   Dustin Blumenfeld  Paul Blumenfeld         7  Sawbuck  7  8/13  8/10  9°°/10T  8/10  8/11Q 1:54.0  28.0 30.30   John Campbell  John McDermott Jr.         1  Vice Consul N  1  5/7T  5/6T  7/9Q  9/12H  9/15 1:54.4  29.1 4.80   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke       Time:  27.2 55.3  (28.1) 1:23.4  (28.1) 1:51.4  (28.0)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    3  Moonlight Ransom  Scott Zeron 4.80  3.00  2.60    9  World Peace  David Miller   5.20  3.40    5  Montana Pablo A  Jim Marohn Jr     3.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $51,221       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (3-9 $38.80) $58,284     Trifecta  (3-9-5 $174.40) $39,908     Superfecta  (3-9-5-6 $45.95) $31,885     Pick 3  (2-2-3 $25.50), (2-7-3 $509.80) $9,074     Pick 4  (2-2-2,7-3 $56.25) $58,266      1st Moonlight Ransom  (7, G   Artiscape - Windsun Caprice - Cam`s Card Shark) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Gus Johnston - NY, Alan Johnston - NY Breeder(s):  Winbak Farm - MD ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 11 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: KINDERGARTEN 2 Year Old Fillies - 1st Leg    Gait: Pace     Purse: $10,000     Class: Kndrgrtn     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 10:56 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     8  She`s Watching  Rocknroll Hanover-  Baberhood  8  4/3Q  5/3T  2°/1H  1/T  1/NS 1:52.1  28.3 *0.20   Yannick Gingras  Tony Alagna         9  Miss Jones  Bettor`s Delight-  Dreams Are Great  9  5°/4Q  2°/NS  1/1H  2/T  2/NS 1:52.1  28.4 7.60   David Miller  Joe Holloway         5  Everyones Watching  Artiscape-  Burnett Blue Chip  5  2/T  3/1  3°/3H  3/3Q  3/3Q 1:52.4  28.4 13.00   Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna         3  Gallic Sea  Somebeachsomewhere-  Galleria  3  8/6T  8/6H  9°/7H  4/8Q  4/4T 1:53.1  28.2 70.70   Jim Marohn Jr  Jim Campbell         4  Lady Juno  Somebeachsomewhere-  Forever Cam  4  6/5Q  6/5Q  8/6Q  6/9T  5/7T 1:53.4  29.1 18.20   Corey Callahan  Jessica Okusko         6  Lets Havea Party  Art Major-City Delight  6  9/8Q  9°/8  7°/6  5/9T  6/10Q 1:54.1  29.3 38.00   Victor Kirby  Tony Alagna         7  Jaye`s A Lady  McArdle-Lunar Tide  7  7°/6T  7°/5Q  5°/4T  7/10T  7/15Q 1:55.1  30.4 12.90   John Campbell  Nancy Johansson         2  Tori Hanover  Somebeachsomewhere-  Trim Hanover  2  1°/T  1/NS  4/3H  9I/12T  9P8/31 1:58.2  34.2 19.40   Brett Miller  Tony Alagna         1  Thefoolalwaysrocks  Always A Virgin-  This Fool Rocks  1  3/2  4/2H  6/4T  8X/11T  8P9/26H 1:57.2  33.0 35.70   Gregory Merton  Joe Holloway       Time:  27.2 55.1  (27.4) 1:23.2  (28.1) 1:52.1  (28.4)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    8  She`s Watching  Yannick Gingras 2.40  2.10  2.10    9  Miss Jones  David Miller   4.20  2.80    5  Everyones Watching  Scott Zeron     4.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $38,194       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (8-9 $7.20) $53,213     Trifecta  (8-9-5 $33.40) $40,108     Superfecta  (8-9-5-3 $27.33) $31,900     Pick 3  (2-3-8 $4.50), (7-3-8 $126.60) $12,047      1st She`s Watching  (2, M   Rocknroll Hanover - Baberhood - Real Desire) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Brittany Farms - KY, Marvin Katz - ON Breeder(s):  Perretti Farms - NJ ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 12 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: N/W $3,500 in Last 5 Starts - DASH FOR THE "G" NOTES Starters in a Class Higher Than N/W $6,000 in Last Start Ineligible Winners Over $25,000 in 2016 Ineligible    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,500     Class: nw3500L5cd     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 11:11 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     1  Workandplayhard  1  3/1Q  2°/HD  1/4  1/5H  1/3Q 1:51.4  29.3 18.00   Corey Callahan  Ann Depietro         4  Unix Hanover  4  1/Q  3/1  4/5H  4/7  2/3Q 1:52.2  29.1 1.90   Scott Zeron  Scott Blackler         2  Clark P Kent  2  4/2T  4°/2  3°/5  2/5H  3/3T 1:52.3  29.2 26.00   Jim Marohn Jr  Dennis Watson         6  Major Bubbles N  6  8/7Q  8°/4Q  7°°/9Q  5/8  4/4T 1:52.4  28.4 *1.80   Brett Miller  Tom Shay         9  Bettor Not Miss  9  6°/5H  6°/3Q  6°/8Q  6/9Q  5/6T 1:53.1  29.2 7.90   Victor Kirby  Gary Levine         3  Must Be The Bunny  3  7/5T  7/4Q  8/9H  8/9H  6/7Q 1:53.1  29.1 22.90   Dustin Blumenfeld  Paul Blumenfeld         5  Brick Bazooka  5  5°/4Q  5/3  5/7H  7/9Q  7/10H 1:53.4  30.1 35.60   Gregory Merton  Michael Fiumenero         7  Amped Up  7  2°/Q  1/HD  2/4  3/7  8/11 1:54.0  31.0 3.80   Yannick Gingras  Richard Johnson         8  Huxley  8  9/8T  9/5T  9/11H  9/11H  9/11 1:54.0  29.3 32.50   David Miller  John Urbanski       Time:  27.0 55.1  (28.1) 1:22.1  (27.0) 1:51.4  (29.3)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    1  Workandplayhard  Corey Callahan 38.00  11.60  5.20    4  Unix Hanover  Scott Zeron   4.00  2.80    2  Clark P Kent  Jim Marohn Jr     8.40    Win, Place, Show Pool: $34,027       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (1-4 $144.40) $31,101     Trifecta  (1-4-2 $1,908.40) $23,867     Superfecta  (1-4-2-6 $269.26) $20,176     Pick 3  (3-8-1 $90.60) $10,462      1st Workandplayhard  (5, G   Western Terror - Slice Of Life - Jate Lobell) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Madeline Colasanti - NJ Breeder(s):  Kentuckiana Farms Gen Par - KY ** View Top 3 Finishers (+)   ↑ Top of Page       RACE 13 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 23, 2016  Conditions: Claiming Handicap $7,500 - $10,000 New Jersey Sired or Owned Preferred Post Positions Drawn According to Base Price    Gait: Pace     Purse: $6,900     Class: 7500CLHC     Distance: 1 mile     Track Cond: FT     Temp-Allow: 90-0     Off Time: 11:28 PM HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer     7  Rebel Jet  7  1/1Q  3/1Q  3/1H  3/Q  1/H 1:52.0  28.4 3.90   David Miller  Elizabeth Carotenuto         9  Victorydaze Wilwin  9  5°/4  2°/1Q  2°/HD  1/HD  2/H 1:52.0  29.0 28.80   Joe Martin  Joe Martin         10  Dr C`s Z Tam  10  3°/2Q  1/1Q  1/HD  2/HD  3/1 1:52.1  29.1 5.00   Victor Kirby  Richard Johnson         5  Beat Of Ny  5  8/9Q  8/6H  10/6Q  10/4  4/1H 1:52.1  28.0 22.00   Gregory Merton  Allie Reynolds         1  Bo`s So Hot  1  2/1Q  4/2H  6/3  4/1T  5/2H 1:52.2  28.4 5.90   Brett Miller  John Marulli Jr         8  Dabunka  8  10/12H  9°/6T  7°°°/3T  6/2  6/3 1:52.3  28.4 *1.00   Jim Marohn Jr  Patti Harmon         2  Hacienda  2  7/7Q  7/5Q  8/5  9/4  7/3Q 1:52.3  28.3 115.90   Dustin Blumenfeld  Paul Blumenfeld         4  Stormin Rustler  4  6/4H  5°/2T  4°/1H  5/2  8/4Q 1:52.4  29.3 13.40   Corey Callahan  Michael Posner         3  Prestissimo  3  4/2T  6/3H  5°°/2T  7/3  9/4T 1:53.0  29.2 84.70   Jim Marshall III  John Urbanski         6  Northern Prize  6  9/11  10°/8  9°/5Q  8/3Q  10/5 1:53.0  29.0 32.00   Scott Zeron  James Borke       Time:  26.2 54.0  (27.3) 1:23.0  (29.0) 1:52.0  (29.0)     HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show    7  Rebel Jet  David Miller 9.80  5.60  4.40    9  Victorydaze Wilwin  Joe Martin   18.60  13.60    10  Dr C`s Z Tam  Victor Kirby     5.00    Win, Place, Show Pool: $54,332       Wager Type  Numbers/Payouts Pool     Exacta  (7-9 $262.60) $51,740     Trifecta  (7-9-10 $887.60) $42,463     Superfecta  (7-9-10-5 $471.91) $44,679     Daily Double  (1-7 $263.80) $17,956     Pick 3  (8-1-7 $98.20) $14,163      1st Rebel Jet  (7, G   Jereme`s Jet - Heart Ofthe Matter - Matt`s Scooter) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Michael Annunziata - NY Breeder(s):  Spring Haven Farm - OH

There's really no other way to put it. Scott Zeron is optimistic when it comes to driving Marion Marauder. The Canadian-based trotter drew post six in his $153,250 division of Saturday's (July 16) Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack and will not have to contend with Hambletonian favorite Southwind Frank, who is in the opposite division. Marion Marauder finished second to Southwind Frank four times last season. Marion Marauder is the 5-2 morning line favorite in his Dancer division, with Jimmy Takter-trained Bar Hopping the 3-1 second choice from post nine in the 11-horse field that will go 1-1/8 miles. "I think the Stanley Dancer looks great," Zeron said of the prep race for the $1 million Hambletonian on Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands. "He couldn't be coming into the race any better. Last week when we were just in an overnight to make sure he got prepped for the Dancer, he finished guns a blazin', splitting horses. I didn't have to pull the earplugs and he was as strong as he's ever been going across the wire. I'm excited, and he's lightly raced so he's fresh." Marion Marauder has won three of four races this year, including the Goodtimes Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on June 18. A week ago, he started from post nine in a 3-year-old open at the Meadowlands and stormed home from last place in :26.3 to finish second-placed-first when Jack Vernon made a break and was eventually placed ninth. Owned by Marion Jean Wellwood and Devin Keeling and trained by Paula Wellwood, Marion Marauder has won four of 17 career races and earned $404,862. As a 2-year-old, he won once in 13 starts but finished second five times and third three times. "Last year he had a few quirks," Zeron said. "He didn't like going up to the gate. If he did, you had to follow another horse and then slide him onto the gate at the last second. So that was the main reason we never positioned him in a winnable spot last year. He was always a little too far back. We did what we had to do with the quirks we were working with." Those issues have been resolved this year, not to mention the fact that Marion Marauder has gotten substantially bigger. "I don't usually see a big difference from (ages) 2 to 3," Zeron said. "Not a lot of them get a lot of size and mass to them like I've seen him do this year. That's going to be a great thing, we're going to need that for two heats in the Hambo." Since the Stanley Dancer attracted 11 starters in each division, it will be contested at 1-1/8 miles rather than the traditional one-mile distance. That added distance is another reason Zeron feels good about his horse. "I think it helps me," said Zeron, who leads all drivers at the Meadowlands in wins with 70 this year. "If he was a stone cold frontrunner I think it'd be terrible. But the fact that my horse likes coming off the pace, it's good. The further he goes in the mile, the better he picks up his speed. It's better suited to me. "Obviously having trailers is never a good thing but I'm perfectly fine with the extra eighth. I'm not worried about it being harder for him to win. I feel like it's a little easier for him to win." Of course, it's not like Zeron would complain if Marion Marauder got out front. "But so far I like him a little bit better following the helmet," he added. "I almost feel like he slowly starts to build up his speed the further in the mile he goes. His last quarter is always going to be his best quarter." Zeron has driven Marion Marauder in eight of his career starts, including second-place finishes to Southwind Frank in last year's William Wellwood Memorial and Breeders Crown. "So far the trips have been working out," Zeron said. "We're being patient with him, trying to have him in the right situation heading home, and he'll always give you everything he's got. It's always nice driving a trotter who's good gaited, well mannered and lets me do whatever I want with him. He's very easy for me to drive." As for not getting another shot at Southwind Frank in the Stanley Dancer, Zeron is not complaining. He hopes it will materialize a few weeks down the road. Southwind Frank, trained by Ron Burke and driven by Yannick Gingras, is the 6-5 morning line favorite in the first of the two Dancer divisions. "Any time you can miss one of the favorites, it's good for all of us," he said. "To beat Southwind Frank, if we have to do it on Hambo Day than that's the time we'll try to do it. But it's perfectly fine he's in a separate division. By the same token, my horse isn't a frontrunner. I'm not saying he can't do it, but horses like Southwind Frank, when they're in a race they push it and that's always a good thing." It seems everything about Marion Marauder is a good thing where Zeron is concerned. "He's given me no inkling as to why he would be not capable of winning (on Saturday) and I feel like he's only gotten that much better every start he's raced this year," he said. "The extra eighth should be suited for him. Everything is prepping into solid form for the Hambo and I'm excited about it." It's not hard to tell. ROAD TO THE HAMBLETONIAN A look at open stakes for 3-year-old male trotters and state-restricted stakes featuring Hambletonian eligibles Date - Track - Event - First - Second - Third May 7 - Freehold - Dexter Cup - Dante - Cufflink Hanover - Credevie May 7 - Pocono - PA All Stars - Tyson - Edinburgh - Will Self May 7 - Pocono - PA All Stars - Mikkeli Hanover - Granite State - Marion Gondolier May 7 - Pocono - PA All Stars - Hititoutofthepark - Lagerfeld - Cloud Nine Hanover May 14 - Meadows - PASS - Cufflink Hanover - Love Matters - Southern Cross May 14 - Meadows - PASS - Truemass Volo - Marion Gondolier - Hanks Tank May 14 - Meadows - PASS - Milligan's School - Hititoutofthepark - Desert Runner May 14 - Meadows - PASS - Lagerfeld - Tyson - Hollywood Highway May 20 - Meadowlands - NJSS - Southwind Frank - Brooklyn Hill - Bar Hopping May 21 - Meadows - Currier & Ives - Iron Mine Bucky - Steed - Hititoutofthepark May 21 - Meadows - Currier & Ives - Cufflink Hanover - Hollywood Highway - Truemass Volo May 27 - Meadowlands - NJSS - Mavens Way - Jack Vernon - Double L Lindy June 2 - Philadelphia - PASS - Hollywood Highway - Taco Tuesday - Sliding Home June 2 - Philadelphia - PASS - Lagerfeld - Truemass Volo - Dupree June 2 - Philadelphia - PASS - Milligan's School - Reigning Moni - Iron Mine Bucky June 2 - Philadelphia - PASS - Love Matters - Tight Lines - Alexander Hanover June 4 - Meadowlands - NJSS Final - Southwind Frank - Brooklyn Hill - Mavens Way June 12 - Pocono - PASS - Love Matters - Taco Tuesday - Desert Runner June 12 - Pocono - PASS - Trolley - Lagerfeld - Cufflink Hanover June 12 - Pocono - PASS - Hititoutofthepark - Hollywood Highway - Dupree June 18 - Mohawk - Goodtimes - Marion Marauder - Will Take Charge - Blenheim June 19 - Vernon - Empire Breeders Classic - Dante - Just For Today - Thats A Bad Boy June 26 - Buffalo - NYSS - The Royal Harry - Crazycat - A Jersey Contract July 1 - Tioga - Tompkins-Geers - Dominion Beach - Cufflink Hanover - Waitlifter K July 1 - Tioga - Tompkins-Geers - Hititoutofthepark - Blownoutofthewater - Steed July 2 - Pocono - Beal Memorial - Southwind Frank - Trolley - Bar Hopping July 14 - Yonkers - NYSS - Dante - The Royal Harry - Credevie Hambletonian eligible winners in bold by Rich Fisher, USTA Senior Correspondent

  East Rutherford, NJ - Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands took place under overcast skies with a slight tailwind in the homestretch and the temperature in the low 70's.   The presence of the great Moni Maker was felt in the morning's first race when Grandma's Moni swept by her competition in the stretch, finishing the 2:00.2 mile with a 27.1 final quarter. Grandma's Moni is by Donato Hanover out of All Our Moni, a daughter of Moni Maker.   Tim Tetrick held the filly in third before fanning her off cover in the stretch and she sailed by the early leader Can't I (John Campbell) who was a game second after cutting the mile. Grandma's Moni was retained by her breeders, the Moni Maker Stable and is trained by Frank Antonacci. She looks special.   The pacing colt Lindythefourteenth made it a very good day for trainer Frank Antonacci, winning in 1:55 / 27.4 from just off the pace for Scott Zeron. The Lindy Farms Somebeachsomewhere homebred from Antoinette Hanover was racing at his third venue in three career starts, all wins. Rock The Boat (Andy Miller) was second and Long Beach (first foal of American Jewel) was a closing third for Tetrick.   True Friends was a 2:01.2 winner in her first outing for Dave Miller and trainer Nifty Norman. Miller sat behind leader Ethanol as the field trotted by three-quarters in 1:32.2, inherited the lead when that one went off stride then held sway through the stretch. Blacksirenpedia (Campbell) rallied late to be a good second and Casaubon (Tetrick) survived a first over bid to be third. The winner was a $70,000 buy at the Harrisburg sale for Mel Hartman, Nifty's Enzed Racing Stable and RAW Equine.   Trainer Kevin McDermott's Donato Hanover x Emmamazing filly Envy Hanover was the race three winner. Yannick Gingras sent Envy Hanover out to the early lead, yielded to Campbell and Allbassnotreble through easy middle fractions then went by under mild urging through the 28.3 end to the 2:01.3 mile. Allbassnotreble held grimly for second and Amber Ella (Tetrick) flashed good late foot to get third. Jeff Gural's Little E LLC is the owner of the $50,000 Harrisburg purchase.   Trotting colts came around with race four where Beach Credit impressed with a 1:59 win for Dave Miller. Being the last to the lead after several early changes, Beach Credit tacked a 29.1 final panel onto the mile with something in reserve. Wutan (Gingras) was second best from the pocket and Break Free made a late gain to be third. Arden Homestead Stable and trainer Janice Connor paid $45,000 for the Credit Winner colt in Lexington.   Oddball and Kabang (Scott Zeron) traded blows through the stretch of race five with Oddball (Andover Hall x Little Rigs) prevailing in 200.1 / 28.3 for trainer-driver Jimmy Takter. John Fielding owns the winner, a $25,000 Lexington sale yearling.   Takter colts were one-two in the sixth with Sir John F (Brett Miller) getting up over the Italian bred Ready Cash colt Victor Deo IT (Gingras) in the shadow of the wire to win in 1:59.1 / 28.3. Put in play early from the outside, Sir John F sat a pocket as Golden Kronos led until the stretch then split rivals for the win. Victor Deo was a very good second while Golden Kronos held third. John & Jim Fielding, Herb Holland and Kevin Mc Kinlay own the winner, a $45,000 buy in Lexington last fall.   Tony Alagna fillies were one-two in the first pacing filly race with Ann Hill (Campbell) emerging from the pocket to track down stable-mate Everyone's Watching (Zeron) in the last strides of a 27.3 end to the 1:55.3 mile. The winner is a Tom Hill homebred Roll With Joe from Taxi Fare Hanover.   Jimmy Marohn, Jr picked up the drive on Caviart Malin for Nifty Norman and got her home, closing into the 27.3 final quarter of a mile in 1:55.4 mile. Let's Have A Party (Tetrick) and Beautiful Hill (Campbell) were across the track for second and third. The winner is a Well Said filly from Pretty Major owned by Caviart Farms who paid $20,000 for her at Harrisburg.     The Stohler Stable homebred Captain Velocity won today for driver Tim Tetrick, cutting the mile and drawing away powerfully in the 27 flat final quarter of his 1:55 mile. Incidentally, he becomes the twelfth 155 credit already this season for his sire Somebeachsomewhere, information (as well as bagels) courtesy of Murray Brown.   Tony Alagna trains Captain Velocity and it's entirely possible that Trent Stohler placed him with Tony when they broke camp at Sunshine Meadows due to the similarities this colt shares in both name and appearance (and perhaps talent) with Tony's champion Captaintreacherous. Deo De Janiero (Joe Bongiorno) was second and American Dreamer (Campbell) a drifting third.   Live racing tonight at The Meadowlands includes an elimination for next week's Meadowlands Pace and the $250,000 Graduate finals with Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit slated to square off in the featured tenth race.   From the Meadowlands Media Department

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 18...Marion Marauder, driven by Scott Zeron, rallied off a perfect second-over trip to score the $268,000 Goodtimes final for harness racing three-year-old trotters on Saturday evening at Mohawk, part of the Pepsi North America Cup undercard.   At odds of 8-1, the Michael Keeling trainee sat fifth past the first quarter in :27.4, as the parked-out 1-2 favourite, Dayson, battled with the early leader, Will Take Charge. Dayson was able to overtake Will Take Charge into the backstretch, but before Dayson marched past the half in :56.3, Tony Soprano was on the move from fourth. Marion Marauder tracked his cover. While Dayson and Tony Soprano duelled in the turn, the bettor's choice broke stride as they went by the three-quarter pole in 1:25. As the field of 10 turned for home, Marion Marauder fanned off cover and used a :27.2 final kick to trot past his rivals and take a new 1:52.4 lifetime mark by half a length. Will Take Charge finished second and Blenheim railed for third. "I was confident in him so I pushed him out of the gate and I was able to land a spot where I saw John [Campbell] floating on the outside with a really nice horse of [trainer Bob] McIntosh's," Zeron said regarding Tony Soprano. "So, I was happy to have that cover and finally be in the right spot-be within two lengths at the three-quarter pole, and he delivered." Marion Marauder notched his second victory of the season and third lifetime. With the win, the son Muscle Hill and Spellbound Hanover lifts his career earnings to $495,234 for owners Marion Jean Wellwood, of Stratford, and Devin Keeling, of Cambridge. Marion Marauder returned $18.40 to win. Mark McKelvie

On Monday June 6, at Monticello Raceway harness racing driver Scott Zeron won three New York Sire Stakes events featuring 3 Year Old Pacing Colts. On an afternoon when being on the front end, meant almost certain defeat, 7 of the afternoon's 13 race were won by the horse sitting the pocket at the top to the stretch. Talk Show was a perfect example of this, Missile J left strong from outside in race 2 (PP7) and was used hard, not getting the lead until past the quarter for driver Tim Tetrick, once he gained the front Talk Show was content to sit the pocket and brush past Missile J (LQ 27.1) to score in 1:53.3. The son of Art Major - Lush Limbaugh is trained by Steve Elliot for owners Talk Show Partners LLC. It was Scott Zeron's first of 3 wins on the afternoon's card. The 2nd division of the open Division of the NYSS also proved that speed kills. Craftship tracked Artmagic the entire mile in the garden spot to prevail in the afternoon's fastest race of the day 1:53.2. The well bred son of Art Major - Capri Hanover is trained by Tony Alagna for winning owns Crawford Partners & J. Fodera N M Frank Stable & J. Sbrocco. Starting from the rail in the 10th race was Manny, he was soon content to let Fine Diamond and JK Heaven Sent slug it out on the front, JK Heaven Sent never saw the wood and was parked the entire mile. Manny (American Ideal - Foolish Kiss) saved ground at the rail and rallied in the lane to score in 1:54.2 He is trained by Jessica Okusko and was driven to victory by Chris Lems. Blue Chips Farms Art Major has 5 sons entered the winners circle on the afternoon. Excelsior A Brigadoon - American Ideal - 1:55:2 - $6.30 - Trainer Monica Krist - Driver Billy Dobson Combat - Art Major - 1:57.1 - $8.70 - Trainer Steve Elliott - Driver Scot Zeron KJ Erich -- Roll With Joe - 1:55:2 - $17.40 - Trainer Gary Messenger -Driver James Taggart Jr. Spendabuckonme - Art Major -1:55:3 - $15.60 - Trainer Ed Lohmeyer - Driver Dan Dube Excelsior B It's Just Too Much - American Ideal - 1:57:3 - $3.00 - Trainer Allie Reynolds - Driver Eric Abbatiello Numerouno Bluechip - Art Major - 1:56:4 - $5.70 - Trainer Linda Toscano - Driver Tim Tetrick By Shawn Wiles

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