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Two-year-olds at Sunshine Meadows are ready for their next step in their advancing careers. Below is our second spring training prospects review. We will seek to pick a top 10 (for evaluation in December) within a week. Here we go for Dreams #2 with a few from the Sylvester, Kelley, Grant and Czernyson barns: #36 Air Lindy (2ft Lucky Chucky-M-Benedicta Jet-Donerail) - Charles Sylvester. Half- sister to Citation Lindy (3, 1:54.4f, $326,584) and Westside Lindy (5, 1:54.2f, $165,416). Light on her feet! #22 A List Lindy (2ft Lucky Chucky-Lindy's Leading Lady-Credit Winner) - Charles Sylvester. Second foal of unraced dam; first foal Mr. Lindy (2, q1:59.4 in 2013) #142 Ruby Knight (2ct Lucky Chucky-Ruby Crown-Incredible Nevele) - Charles Sylvester. This one a half-brother to Hambletonian winner and important European sire Scarlet Knight 3,1:53.4 ($1,951,740) and Mohammed Mali 5, 1:53.4 ($316,981). The dam is a daughter of Crown Thy Good by Speedy Crown. #107 Image Of Luck (2ct Lucky Chucky-Imageofasweetgirl-Striking Sahbra) - Charles Sylvester. Fourth foal of the dam, she with record of 3.1:58.2h ($123,280) and producer of two winners at age two. #142 Ruby Knight (inside), #107 Image Of Luck (middle), #22 A List Lindy (outside) #175 Wheels A Smokin (2ft Muscles Yankee-Quick Credit-Credit Winner) - Charles Sylvester. Half-brother to Wheeling N Dealin (2, 1:55s, $811,226), Sugar Wheeler (3,1:55.3s, $356,163) and Wheels (5,1:54.3, $133,274). #44 Captain Crown (2ct Lucky Chucky-Sharon Crown-Speedy Crown) - Charles Sylvester. Eighth foal of George Miller's broodmare Sharon Crown 5q,1:56.4 ($224,571) she the dam of Caviar Crown 3,1:53.1f ($268,035), Lady Crown 4,1:55.3s ($146,701), and Crown Rules 5,1:57.3f ($135,575) plus two other sub 1:59 performers from six live foals of racing age. #43 Amare Deo (2ft Lucky Chucky-Cherished Victory-Valley Victory) - Charles Sylvester. Half-sister to Stand Guard (5, 1:53.1f, $590,499). Carmenooch (2ft Credit Winner-Clarice Marie-Balanced Image) - Paul Kelley. Sixth foal of dam she with record of 3,1:57.3s ($201,230) and dam of with in 1:55 of better including Corky 3,1:52.4f ($895,865), Go Go Red Marty 4,1:53.3S ($256,378) and Duded Up 3,1:55s ($78,069), Good looker! Bistrobistro Taj (2ft Pilgrims Taj-Freda Hall-Angus Hall) -Fred Grant. Second foal of Freda Hall, an unraced daughter of Lexus Bel by Balanced Image Afterimage (2ft Andover Hall-Angelique Hanover-Pine Chip) - Fred Grant. Ninth foal of the dam, she a daughter of Almost An Angel by Crowning Point. Angelique has produced four winners, three with records of 1:59 or better including Spiro de Vie 3,1:54.2f ($67,180) and Markz Moose 3,1:55.1f ($48,695) #6 About To Bee (2ft Explosive Matter-Beehive-Balanced Image) - Lindy Farms. Half-sister to Hambletonian Oaks and multiple Ontario Sires Stakes winner Bee A Magician (3, 1:51, $2,313,956).Third foal of the dam. Nice filly! #7 Back To Back Lindy (2ft Cantab Hall-Back To Lindy-Dream Vacation) - Lindy Farms. Third foal of the dam. #36 Malala (2ft Yankee Glide-No Pictures Please-SJ's Photo) - Jonas Czernyson. First foal of dam, she with record of 2,q2:04.3f ($6,991). Second dam Miss Garland 5,2:00f ($91,356) is the dam of Vivid Photo 4,1:50.2z ($3,273,387), Goodlookngirl 4,q1:59.4 ($154,088), Celebrity Shark 6,1:56.4f ($139,528) and three other sub-1:58 record performers from 11 foals, 10 of racing age. by Thomas H. Hicks from Sunshine Meadows  

Panne de Moteur and reinsman Orjan Kihlstom won The Onions Lopp at Solvalla over 1640 meters autostart. He recorded his second 2014 win in as many starts, scoring in 1.10.6kr for trainer Stefan Hultman and owner Travkompiets Stall AB. The six year-old son for Credit Winner-Jalopy-Donerail earned 100,000SEK first prize that increased his career earnings to 6,895,500SEK. The win was his 17th career triumph and probably helps ensure his participation in the Elitloppet. Trainer Hultman stated that he was pleased with the victory under no urging from driver Kihlstrom. April 9, 2014 Solvalla, The Onions Lopp, 100,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart, 8 starters, 1.10.6kr Panne de Moteur (6m Credit Winner-Jalopy-Donerail), Orjan Kihlstrom up for Stefan Hultman trainer and owner Travkompaniets Stall AB (public company), his second 2014 win in as many starts and 17th lifetime victory in 36 starts for 6,895,500SEK earned. Next four placed went to Hard Livin, Daniel Reden trainer/driver; Kaka A.T., Torbjorn Jansson and Drilbit As, Erik Adielsson The Solvalla undercard showed wins by the Credit Winner mare Wish Me Luck As with Kihlstom aboard for ACL Stuteri AB and Freeman T. Porter, in an Olympiatravet prep, with Conrad Lugauer aboard. Summaries follow. April 9, 2014, Solvalla, Kat2, 30,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart, 12 starters, 1.13.5kr Wish Me Luck As (4f Credit Winner-Carolyn As-Striking Sahbra), Orjan Kihlstom for Roger Walman trainer, owner ACL Stuteri AB, her first 2014 win plus a second in two starts, and second career win. She last raced in US on October 16, 2013. The next two places went to Ocean Dream DE with Johan Wiman up and Liberty Federal and reinsman Jorma Kontio. April 9, 2014 Aby Olympiatravet trial, 70,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 9 starters, 1.14kr Freeman T. Porter (7m Korean-Lion Chica-Somollison), Conrad Lugauer trainer/driver, first start and win in 2014, 14th career win in 51 starts for 1,500,096SEK won. The next three across the line were Arazi Boko, Daniel Olsson; Belgrado, Mattias Djuseand Caliber T.T, Fredrik Persson. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com          

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 11, 2014 -- In Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Trot at the Meadows, No Doze unleashed a powerful first-over bid that carried him to a 10-1 upset victory. No Doze was sitting third for Brett Miller near the three-quarters when he set sail after the leader, Run And Tell Pap. He gobbled that one up and held off the Lightning Lane charge of Three Crow Mo to defeat him by a neck in 1:55.1. TSM Photo Bugger rallied for show. Miles Wollam trains No Doze, an 8-year-old Striking Sahbra-Annandale gelding who now boasts $325,860 in career earnings, and owns with Renna Wollam. Aaron Merriman drove three winners on the 15-race card. Wednesday's Pick 5 at The Meadows will feature a rich Pick 5 pool sweetened by a four-day carryover of $24,762.37. Spanning races 11-15, Wednesday's Pick 5 promises to be a tough challenge for players, as it includes four highly competitive trotting events. The Pick 5 at The Meadows offers a minimum wager of 50 cents, although by law in Pennsylvania, the minimum total wager is $2. A consolation is paid if no ticket correctly picks all five winners. First post is 12:55 PM, with Race 11 expected to go at about 3:45 PM. by Evan Pattak , for the Meadows              

The trip was sweet and the end result was even sweeter for Kendal Gustav who erupted for a 22-1 upset in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Lorne House carved out a second over trip for Kendal Gustav in the featured event, and the gelding did the rest en route to an easy score in the eight-horse affair. Kendal Gustav got away fifth before slipping to the outside and grabbing cover for the back-half of the contest. Clic K steamrolled through solid panels of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:26 before coming to a walk by the time the field turned for home. Smokin Bear was first-over and driving at that leader in the final half of the mile, and hot on hisheels was the eventual winner. Kendal Gustav kicked home in :30 en route to winning by 2-1/2 lengths over Rays San in 1:56.2. Smokin Bear managed to hold on for third prize. Trainer Scott McNiven co-owns the five-year-old son of Life Sign-City Of Dreams with Tom Brodhurst and Shirley Griffin, and collectively they’ve watched the gelding racked up 19 lifetime wins while stashing away close to $130,000 in career earnings. Just two races earlier it was Slots Of Fun turning in a front-stepping score in the $7,350 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers. Driver/co-owner Alfie Carroll hustled the six-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear-High Pressure through panels of :28.1, :58.4 and 1:29.2 before sprinting home in :29.3 to win by a half-length margin over Leafs And Wings in 1:59. Stoney Durkin, who was eighth at the head of the lane, came on strong to finish third. Richard Carroll trains the 18-time winner, who is now 2-for-3 this season. He boosted his overall cash stash to $115,223 with the win. Savthelstdancforme captured the $7,000 Preferred 3 for trotters for the second week in-a-row, and he did so with authority for catch-driver Tyler Borth. The eight-year-old son of Striking Sahbra-Iam Worthy Too chopped out fractions of :29.2, 1:00.2 and 1:30 before coasting home in :30.3 to win by three lengths over Windsun Fireball in 2:00.3. Sonny Vale came first-over and finished a distant third. Ashley Duford trains the 14-time winner for Dennis Duford of Dresden, Ontario. The trotter has managed to bank $122,887 to date. To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca

Noras Bean (9m Super Arnie-Easy Bean-Songcan) won today's Gold Division on the V75 card at Aby and may earn a Prix d'Amerique try once again. The veteran scored in 1.12.9kr over 1640 meters for driver Stefan Soderkvist and owner Stall Asunden AB to earn 150,000SEK first money. He recorded his 17th career win in 67 starts and increased career earnings to 9.65 million SEK. Noras Bean raced in the 2013 Prix d'Amerique ending unplaced timed in 1.13kr over the 2700 meters. He has made only five starts since including today's victory over BAHT Launcher (9g Tap In-Josephine Launcher-Turbo Thrust) handled by Bjorn Goop and Montgomery Hill (10g SJ's Photo-Funny Hall-Mr. Vic) with Johnny Takter aboard. US exports Solvato and I'm The Answer finished 10th and 11th. Noras Bean last won on June 29th last year before today's solid effort. Other winners at Aby today included Moonshine Muscles (5f Muscles Yankee-Daliance-Andover Hall) in 1.14.3kr over 1640 meters for Peter Ingves and Nelson di Quattro (7g Ganymede-Jade Groenhof-Napoletano) with Madelen Beras up in 1.15.6kr over 2140 meters in a monte event. Nougat As (6g Striking Sahbra-Noblesse As-Mack Lobell) won the Silver Division worth 125,000SEK to the winner. He scored in 1.13.8kr for Johnny Takter. Fortune Again (5f Andover Hall-Fortuna Dream-American Winner) also won at Aby to earn 100,000SEK. She scored in 1.16kr over 2140 meters for owner ACL Stuteri, trainer Roger Walmann and reinsman Torbjorn Jansson. Yesterday at Romme, Dance Photo (10f SJs Photo-Dancing Trout-Dancers Victory) won in 1.14.1kr over 2140 meters for Ulf Ohlsson. The 2007 US export is owned by Sisyfos Breeders AB. At Solvalla, Stirling Allstar (5f Credit Winner-Super Starlet-Muscles Yankee) won in 1.14.7kr over 2140 meters for Johan Untersteiner. This one was a late fall 2013 import from the US by Stall Keeper. She recorded her second 2014 victory and fifth of her career. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com               

Clic K did all the road work in Monday’s $10,000 Preferred 2 at The Raceway at Western Fair District, but Royal Outlook got the lion’s share of the loot thanks in large part to a beautiful trip. Alfie Carroll carved out a two-hole ride for Royal Outlook while Clic K supplied the field with fractions of :28.4, :59.3 and 1:30.2 over a track rated ‘good’ with a four-second allowance. Carroll shot up the rail and used a :29.3 closing panel to win by a head over Clic K in 2:00.2. Third prize was earned by Hoboken Hanover. Tom Hamm trains Royal Outlook, who was recently named the track’s Older Pacing Horse of the Year for 2013, for owner Dave Hudson of Dallas, Texas. The six-year-old son of Royal Mattjesty is a 24-time winner with lifetime earnings in excess of $275,000. He’s scheduled to sell as Hip 248 in next Monday’s 2014 January Select Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands. Art Professor blew away the foes he faced in the $6,500 Preferred 3. Tony Kerwood came first-over with the Ben Wallace pupil who drew clear to win by 3-3/4 lengths over Thats The Life in 2:00.3. Western Captive rounded out the top three finishers. Art Professor, who is owned by Brad Grant of Milton, Ontario, won for the 19th time in his career while pushing his lifetime earnings to $584,624. The seven-year-old son of Art Major-Allamerican Toffee is schedule to sell as Hip 221 in the 2014 January Select Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands. Savthelstdancforme pulled off a 25-1 stunner in the $6,500 Preferred 3 for trotters. Dennis Duford treated the Ashley Duford trainee to a two-hole trip, and the eight-year-old son of Striking Sahbra-Iam Worthy Too turned it into a 2:03.1 triumph. Winkys Pride was second best, with Fiery Manes finishing third. It was the first win of the season in two tries for Savthelstdancforme, who is quickly closing in on $120,000 in lifetime earnings. To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca 

Victom As (Striking Sahbra) went wire to wire in Friday's Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The six year old trotter made an easy lead in the $15,000 feature and after racing unopposed in lap one, stepped on the gas in the final half to sprint away to a 1:57.4 victory for trainer-driver Harry Landy. It was the second win in November for Victom As whose career earnings moved to just shy of the $300,000 mark. Easy Strength (Jim Devaux) finished second to hit the board for the fourth consecutive week in the local Friday feature while longshot Speed Hanover (Bruce Aldrich Jr) earned the show spot. The victory for Victom As was his seventh of the season. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a first post set for 6:45pm. by MIke Sardella for Saratoga Raceway  

Victom As (Striking Sahbra) won the Open Trot on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway in 1:58.3. Trainer-driver Harry Landy moved the six year old trotter out to the lead in a quick opening quarter of 28.1 and held tough, turning back a host of rivals before hitting the line first. Victom As was making just his second start in over two months and followed up a third place finish last week with a victory in the $15,000 Friday feature. Slugfest (Phil Fluet) was the Open’s runner up for the third straight week while Easy Strength (Sam Schillaci) closed for third. Landy scored a training and driving double as his Fandango Dancer (Revenue S) prevailed earlier in the night. Live racing continues on Saturday night at the Spa with a first post time set for 6:45pm. by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway  

Royally bred mare She Loves You will be looking to win her second Finnish St Leger at Bjorneborg, Pori tonight. The daughter of French champion Love You and SJ’s Shad Roe, a sister to US stallion SJ’s Caviar, won the event in 2011 when trained by local Finnish trainer Janne Ranta-Krenkku. She returns tonight in the charge of Swedish trainer Jorgen Westholm and will have Seppo Markkula who  was in the bike when She Loves You won in 2011  and also this same race last year with Express Type. She Loves You, who was second in her year’s Finnish Trav Kreiterium, won the prestigious mares Lady Snarts Lopp on Elitlopp weekend last year and followed it up with fourth in the European Mares championship and a second in the Group I St Michel Ajo before transferring to Fabrice Solouy’s stable in France. But she ran foul of the French authorities’ strict gait rules, having a rich race taken off her for five rough steps in the straight. So she was transferred again back to the Swedish stable of Jorgen Westholm and been competing against the best horses in Sweden recently, so her form is probably better than it looks - her last start was against the likes of Nahar, Orechietti and Pastor Stpehen. She did have a win in August and has won 19 of her 47 starts for earnings over €300,000. But there are a large number of other good mares in this race with Venice and BWT High Voltage, who quinellaed last year’s Finnish Tammakriterium. Indeed Venice went on to place a gallant second against the males in the recent Finnish Trav-Derby and has had five wins and a second in her last seven starts, so will be favourite in this race. Silent Opal and back markers Liquorice Pipe, Blue River Pipe and Gary Hoist will also come in for support in the feature. FINNISH  ST. LEGER Björneborg, Pori 19/10/13 Group II Nat 2600m 4-12  €51,260  1         Pearls For Girls (m  Striking Sahbra - Ussania Boko) Dr:Jani Hautaviita  Tr:  Jani Hautaviita      Fr         2         Arctic Luxury (m  Ken Werkentin - El Miss Eeva) Dr:Hannu-Pekka Korpi  Tr:  Pekka Korpi      Fr         3         Yahuu Hoss (m  Muscles Yankee - Celebration Ride) Dr:Tapio Perttunen   Tr: Tapio Perttunen      Fr         4         BWT High Voltage (m  Supertoy - BWT Hellsbells) Dr:Ari Moilanen Tr:   Pekka Korpi      Fr         5         Venice (m  Quite Easy - Vivace) Dr:Mika Forss Tr:   Heikki Korhonen      Fr         6         BWT Juggler (m  Bob Heyden - Bwt Trapez) Dr:Kari Venäläinen  Tr:  Pekka Korpi      Fr         7         Silent Opal (m  Jag de Bellouet - Silent Jolene) Dr:Antti Teivainen  Tr:  Antti Teivainen      Fr         8         She Loves You (m  Love You - Sj's Shad Roe) Dr:Seppo Markkula  Tr:  Jörgen Westholm      20m        9         Saichania (m  Tap In - Labocania) Dr:Joni-Petteri Irri   Tr: Sanna Nygård      20m        10         Gary Hoist (h  Kadabra - Gabriella Run) Dr:Kari Rosimo  Tr:  Dimitri Hedman      20m        11         Blue River Pipe (h  Blue Mac Lad - Flamin' Wings) Dr:Hannu Hietanen   Tr: Dimitri Hedman      20m        12         Donie Duo (g  Madison Hall - Irene Merett) Dr:Tomi Haapio  Tr:  Dimitri Hedman      20m        13         Liquorice Pipe (h  Capetown Hall - Flamin' Wings) Dr:Esa Holopainen Tr:   Pekka Mäkelä      40m        14         Orlando Croft (g  (mJ's Photo - Emily Croft) Dr:Teemu Okkolin  Tr:  Teemu Okkolin      40m        15         Victor Fog (g  Silver Game - Virginia Lep) Dr:Peter Lindroos  Tr:  Sirpa Levonmaa      40m        16         Luck Smith (g  Goetmals Wood:- Cecilia Smith) Dr   Hannu Korpi  Tr: Hannu Korpi      40m     by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com

The Svenskt Masterskap (SM) or  Swedish Championships   are run Saturday at Aby, but remarkably Elitloppet winner Nahar will not be there. The leading horse by stake earnings in Sweden this year simply did not score enough points to merit entry in the country’s gold medal presentation day. This was despite victories in the Elitelopp final and Norrbotten Stora Pris but a second place behind Orecchietti at Bergsåker recently  meant his points total  for qualification stopped at 2610. But On Track Piraten had accumulated 2673 points. So despite trainer Robert Bergh and owners Canadian Ice Hockey stars  Daniel and Henrik Sedin star having had  6 wins in 19 starts and more than 5,4 million SEK in the bank for the season, putting Nahar top of the money list, it was not enough. So he will have a winter break, without the honour of being crowned Swedish Champion. There will be six gold medals awarded at Aby on Saturday. In the main race Yarrah Boko is owned and trained by Norwegians who claim him as their own, but he was bred at Boko Stables in Stockholm, and he is back in the country of his birth to try and reclaim the SM-Male title that he  won two years ago.  Trond Anderssen’s star started off the year in brilliant fashion winning one of the famed B-races at Vincennes, the Prix de Belgique and won four of his five starts at elite level. Last start winner  Orecchietti returned to  form in brilliant fashion at Bergsåker this month, while Lutfi Kolgjini's Juggle Face has also had a  recent victory in France, and will also have strong support. Also likely to find favour in with the punters is V75 warhorse Harry Haythrow and the  winner of Finland’s Kymi Grand Prix, the roan gelding Womanizer . The second  big feature on the night will be Sto-SM for mares which looks likely to be decided between Daniel Reden’s Muscles Yankee  mare Dileva Kall and Vincennes (Spotlite Lobell) in the hands of Johnny Takter. Gold medals will also be handed to the winners of SM races for Monte, apprentices,   Youth and  Equestrian Championships on the 13 race programme which doubles as the weekend’s V75 meeting.   SVENSKT MÄSTERSKAP Åby  2013-10-12  (G2)   Nat   2640m  all Male  €141,000 1         Juggle Face (h Viking Kronos - Rakel Sund) Dr:   Lutfi Kolgjini  Tr:  Lutfi Kolgjini              2         Yarrah Boko (h Coktail Jet - Big Blue Kitten) Dr:   Ulf Ohlsson Tr:  Trond Anderssen               3         On Track Piraten (g Kool du Caux - Monrovia) Dr:   Johnny Takter  Tr:  Hans R Strömberg               4         Perfect Toll (h Alf Palema - Tvindas S. ) Dr:   Åke Svanstedt Tr:   Åke Svanstedt               5         Deuxieme Picsous (h In Love With You - Carmela Strömline) Dr:   Johan Untersteiner Tr:   Johan Lejon               6         Harry Haythrow (g Rite On Line - Speedy Tilda) Dr:   Peter Untersteiner Tr:   Johnny Johansson               7         Monster Drive (h Thai Tanic - Kewpie) Dr:   Björn Goop Tr:   Reijo Liljendahl               8         Womanizer (g Tap In - Sandra Nibs) Dr:   Tommi Kylliäinen Tr:   Jarno Kauhanen              9         Perfectly Enough (h Express It - Just About Enough) Dr:   Erik Adielsson  Tr:  Stig H Johansson               10       Orecchietti (h From Above - Canneloni) Dr:   Örjan Kihlström  Tr:  Stefan Hultman       SE STO-SM Åby  12/10/13 (G2)   Nat 2140m all mares  €141,000 1         Ariel Boko   (Lemon Dra - Exciting Kronos) Dr:   Per Linderoth  Tr:  Per Linderoth              2         Vincennes   (Spotlite Lobell - Lina Trot) Dr:   Johnny Takter Tr:   Sören Lennartsson              3         Playing Tua   (Gigant Neo - Sandy Nalan) Dr:   Thomas Uhrberg   Tr: Thomas Uhrberg              4         Bell   (Jag de Bellouet - Maxi Limousine) Dr:   Lars-Göran Söderberg Tr:   Björn Svensson              5         Dileva Käll  (Muscles Yankee - Leva Käll) Dr:   Daniel Redén   Tr: Daniel Redén              6         Askens Valencia   (Rite On Line - Staro Ultima) Dr:   Jorma Kontio Tr:   Timo Nurmos             7         Mermaid Ås   (Broadway Hall - Superlou Ås) Dr:   Peter Untersteiner Tr:   Peter Untersteiner              8         Global Kitten   (Striking Sahbra - I Dream the Dream) Dr:   Magnus Jakobsson  Tr:  Magnus Jakobsson              9         Olivia Lavec   (Lindy Lane - Espri Lavec) Dr:   Flemming Jensen Tr:   Flemming Jensen              10        Photo Princess   (Super Photo Kosmos - Milady Hornline) Dr:   Michael Lönborg Tr:   Michael Lönborg     by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com  

YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 27, 2013--Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a Trot for all respondents--were won by a resurgent Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance, $8.60) and a pocket-patrolling Somebody AS (Jason Bartlett, $15.80). "Jillian," in play early from post position No. 2, made a quick lead through some no-to-so-quick fractions (:28.1, :57.2). Despite the pokey precincts, Campanille (Jordan Stratton) moved from fourth, overtaking the leader just past intermission. Campanille worked her to a 1:24.3 three-quarters, with Ramalama (George Brennan) stalling the stalkers--including 7-5 choice Royal Cee Cee N (Brian Sears)--in the outer tier. Campanille owned a length-and-a-half lead into the lane, but "Jillian" was just playing possum. She ducked inside and went after the leader, winning by a neck in 1:53. I Know Nothing (Eric Goodell) was a three-hole third, with Feeling You (Bartlett) and Royal Cee Cee N rounding the payees. For third choice Sir Jillian Z Tam, a 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight co-owned by her trainer/driver, Z Tam Stables and Ira Rosenblum, it was her fourth win in 25 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $136, with the triple returning $764. The featured trot, pared to seven after the defection of early choice Supper Manning, saw 19-10 favorite Brando's Muscle Man (Brennan) on the prowl from pole (28-flat quarter, :58.2 half). Somebody AS, from post No. 3, landed in behind, with He'sgotlegs (Mark MacDonald) seated third. A first-up For You Almostfree (Dan Dube) was not threatening in and out a 1:27.1 three-quarters, so "Brando" took a length-and-a-quarter lead in and out of the final turn. However, he could not stave off the two rivals on his inside. Somebody AS went by, as did He'sgotlegs. The former whipped the latter by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.2. "Brando" held third, with Lorenzo Dream (Brent Holland) and Bound for Fame (Stratton) settling for the minor moolah. For fifth choice Somebody AS, a 4-year-old Striking Sahbra gelding (maternal grandfather is the great Mack Lobell) trained by Annette Lorentzon for co-owned ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson, he's now 3-for-11 this season. The exacta paid $198, the triple returned $557 and the superfecta paid $3,394. Saturday is the 24th edition of the richest night of racing in the state. The $1.8 million New York Night of Champions offers eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. The events go as races two through nine on the 13-race card. The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule. by Frank Drucker for Yonkers Raceway  

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ron Parsons started the season with four Ontario-sired trotters and landed all four in the post season, three of them in Saturday’s $1.6 million Super Final Night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Cambridge resident will start Striking Serenade in the $200,000 two-year-old trotting filly Super Final, Seeuinthespring in the three-year-old trotting filly final and Deweykeepumnwhy in the freshman trotting colt showdown. His other Ontario-sired youngster, Bit A Magic, finished sixth in the two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Championship last weekend. Striking Serenade will make her bid for a division title from Post 5 in the first of eight Super Final divisions on the Saturday evening program. The Striking Sahbra daughter finished eleventh in the point standings, but snuck into the season finale when the filly ahead of her did not enter. Randy Waples will steer the winner of $30,360 and Parsons is hoping the Milton resident can work some of his post season magic on the fractious filly. “She has all kinds of ability, she just doesn’t have the manners yet,” explains Parsons. “I think Randy will get along good with her. He’s done good with those type of trotters over the years. He’s got a soft set of hands." Striking Serenade recorded a win in the July 5 season opener at Mohawk Racetrack, but has been unable to find her way back to the winner’s circle. She added one fourth, one fifth and one seventh to her Gold Series resume, and was a sharp second in an overnight event at Mohawk on Aug. 29. Richard and Regina Beinhauer of Venetia, PA bred and own Striking Serenade, who is a half-sister to $444,057 winner Springboard. The Beinhauer’s also bred and own Seeuinthespring, who has the distinction of parading onto the racetrack first in the division featuring the undefeated Bee A Magician. “She needs an act of God to win her race,” says Parsons with a chuckle. Seeuinthespring has not yet found the winner’s circle this season, earning her way into the three-year-old trotting filly final on the basis of two seconds, two fourths and one fifth in regular season action. Last season the Striking Sahbra daughter finished fourth in the Super Final, the race that launched Bee A Magician’s 13-race win streak. Parsons served as Seeuinthespring’s caretaker during her two-year-old campaign, but when trainer Paul Reid opted to remain in the United States for the 2013 season the horseman earned a promotion. “When Paul Reid decided not to come back to Canada he talked to the owner,” explains Parsons, who had not harnessed one of his own trainees in the Ontario Sires Stakes since 2009. “I went down and met him (Richard Beinhauer) in Florida and the relationship went from there.” Through 16 sophomore starts the chestnut filly has posted six seconds, one third and $129,938 in earnings. Waples will also steer Seeuinthespring on Saturday, starting from Post 1 in the third race. Parsons’ final entry, Deweykeepumnwhy, leads the two-year-old trotting colts into the Super Final. The gelding has not been bested in Ontario Sires Stakes action since July 22. After finishing tenth and third in the first two Gold Series events he dropped down to the Grassroots and logged two straight wins. Back up in the Gold Series Deweykeepumnwhy posted a neck victory at Georgian Downs on Aug. 17 and an impressive two and three-quarter length triumph at Mohawk on Sept. 20 in a personal best 1:55.4. “I tease his owner all the time; I tell her she’s like the lady who owned Secretariat. She always believed in the horse,” says Parsons of the gelding’s owner Norah Parks of New Lowell. “Paul (Reid) and I always had our reservations all winter.” Parsons says everything seemed to click for the Deweycheatumnhowe son when he finished third in the Gold Series leg at Grand River Raceway on July 22. Since then the youngster has improved with every start. “Every barrier he broke you could see him getting stronger and stronger,” explains Parsons. “The first time he went in 1:57 he was tired for a few days. After his last start he was bouncing around in his stall and outside with his tail up over his back.” Moffat resident Jody Jamieson will steer the division point leader on Saturday and is tasked with overcoming the outside Post 10. The two-year-old trotting colts will battle in the fifth race. The eight Super Final races will go postward as Races 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10. In addition to the Super Finals, Mohawk Racetrack fans will be treated to a mounted trotting race, which will be contested as a non-wagering event in between the second and third races. All of the excitement gets under way at 7:25 pm. For complete entries Sandra Snyder

Strong Bow isn’t a world class trotter although the veteran 11 year old gelding has amassed over $295,000 in his career. Now in his 10th season of racing the altered son of Striking Sahbra has won a race in each of those years and was once an open trotter at the Mighty M. Now he has been relegated to the claiming ranks and has been racing with a tag for the past four years with much success for his current owners Manny and Mary Fajardo and Helen Licitra of Garden City, NY Yesterday (Sept. 9), despite starting from the seven-hole the front running trotter again sailed to victory in a time of 2:01 to score his 11th triumph of the season and the 56th of his career. His fastest win this year was in 2:00 just three weeks ago. Jimmy Taggart, Jr. again handled the driving chores and has been the horse’s pilot for the past three years. To go along with his 11 wins In 28 seasonal starts Strong Bow also has recorded eight seconds and four thirds and is on his way to being cited again as a claiming trotter of the year here, which will make his third consecutive season with that accolade. Oddly, or perhaps not, Strong Bow isn’t from a top barn here at the Mighty M. His hard working and dedicated trainer Terry Beck only handles a few horses. “With only a couple of horses I can give them special attention and he (Strong Bow) needs work to keep him going,” said the 63 year old trainer who never has been a driver. “I’ve been around the horses most of my life and I love every minute with them. And I’m proud of the way Strong Bow has raced for us. Why he’s made almost $95,000 over the past three seasons and that’s saying a lot here at Monticello. We don’t race for world class purses, ya’ know.” Beck also trains a pacer by the name of Badlands and Art who is owned by Beck’s wife Sharon. A former classy pacer who has amassed over $310,000 in his career Badlands And Art now competes with a $4000 tag. And still, with over $10,000 on his card with five wins, the fastest in 1:56.4, he too has been fairly successful for Beck. “I love having an older horse, trotter or pacer, who had class when they were young, because with constant attention and care they can be useful, especially for small time guys like me,” Beck added. by John Manzi  

ELORA, ON - Moms Apple Pie jumped to the top of the three-year-old trotting filly point standings with her third Grassroots win of the season on Friday evening, circling the Grand River Raceway oval in 1:58.3. With Robert Shepherd in the race bike the Striking Sahbra daughter sprinted past Cardio Pump in the stretch to snatch the half-length victory from the pacesetter. I Like My Kaddy rounded out the top three. Bill Budd conditions Moms Apple Pie for William Dixon of Caledon and has sent the filly out 11 times this season, watching her post three wins, two seconds and $41,460. Friday's triumph boosted her Grassroots point tally to 200, 13 more than former division leader Muscle Magic. Wind Stroll posted the quickest mile of the five Grassroots divisions, stopping the Grand River teletimer at 1:57.2 in Race 2. Jean Bernard Renaud piloted the Muscle Mass daughter to the win, her third in four Grassroots starts. Julie Walker trains Wind Stroll for Tony Holmes and Walter Zent of Lexington, KY and will be prepping the winner of $63,900 for the Sept. 21 Grassroots Championship. Hetties Honey heads into the post season tied for third with Wind Stroll after recording a 2:00.4 win in the fourth $18,000 division. The Duke Of York daughter and driver Larry Small cruised home four and one-half lengths ahead of the their peers to the delight of trainer Mario Macri and owner Harness Horsepower Inc. of Campbellville. The other two Grassroots divisions went to Standing My Ground and Be Winnin, both clocked in 1:59.2, but the 50 points they earned from the effort were not enough to propel either filly into one of the 10 berths available in the Sept. 21 Grassroots Championships. Grassroots action continues at Grand River Raceway on Monday, Sept. 9 with six divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. Post time for the first race is 7:05 pm. For complete results For up to date point standings, race replays, and more. Sandra Snyder  

ELORA, ON — Ontario’s two-year-old trotting colts will wrap up their Grassroots season at Grand River Raceway on Monday, Sept. 9, and David Holliday is hoping Striking Patrick can preserve his spot among the top 10 point earners with a strong effort over his local oval. Striking Patrick debuted with a victory in the Grassroots season opener at Kawartha Downs on June 29, circling the Fraserville oval in 2:01.3. He followed that up with a second at Mohawk Racetrack on July 15 and then missed one Grassroots event due to sickness. Back at Mohawk on Aug. 8 the Striking Sahbra gelding finished sixth and on Aug. 18 he delivered a strong effort from the outside Post 7 at Clinton Raceway to finish third. Heading into Monday’s regular season finale Striking Patrick sits ninth in the standings with 90 points. Only the top 10 point earners are assured of a berth in the Sept. 21 Grassroots Championship at Mohawk, so the gelding will be looking to add a few points to his tally on Monday. Mount Forest resident Holliday owns and trains Striking Patrick, and his son Ryan will steer the gelding from Post 4 in Monday’s third race. Holliday purchased the trotter from last fall’s Canadian Yearling Sale, offering up $3,500 for the full brother to $133,729 winner Swing Anna Miss. Division point leader Pasadena Star will be looking for win number four from Post 7 in the first $15,000 Grassroots division. The Kadabra gelding is trained by Windsor resident Bob McIntosh for his partner C S X Stables of Liberty Center, OH. Pasadena Star is one of two Kadabra colts the Hall of Fame horseman has in the top 10. Tyrone Haji is currently tied for third and will start from Post 4 in Monday’s sixth race for McIntosh and breeder Dave Boyle of Bowmanville. Post time for Grand River Raceway’s Monday, Sept. 9 program is 7:05 pm, with the two-year-old trotting colts featured in Races 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 10. For complete entries please go to http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/racing/entries/data/e0909grvrn.dat by Sandra Snyder

Derby season is in full swing in Europe and this weekend it is the turn of both Finland and Norway to hold their four-year-old classics which carry Group One status and a stake of €100,000. On Saturday, at Vermo in Finland a field of 12 horses meet in the Finskt Trav Derby after qualifying heats held recently headed by Quite An Avenger, Markku Niemen’s Quite Easy gelding. Quite An Avenger is the winner of 16 races and €166,708 was the runner up in last season’s Finnish Kriterium and has the fastest record of 1.12.0 (1.55.4MR). He is a son of fine US producer Nobes Hanover  who is the dam of 11 winners, 7 in 2:00 and two  $100,000 winners and who herself a grand-daughter of Kentucky Futurity winner Noble Gal. The only other entrant in the field to have won over €100,000 is the filly Venice, another by Quite Easy and the winner of 17 races from 21 starts and €130,600. The daughter of Finnish Breeders Crown winner Vivace has  a record of 1.13.1 (1.57.3) and  will be driven by Mika Forss for trainer Heikki Korhonen. Quite Easy has three entries in the event, with Callela Longshot (1.13.9) his other runner who will be driven by Janne Soronen  for trainer Katja Melkko.      The only other stallion to have multiple representatives  is another son of Andover Hall,  Anderberg, who has two in Cankus  Que(6 wins €17,285, 1.12.7) and Bluesway Shoes (5 wins, €28,490, 1.14.6) Quite An Avenger’s main competition,however,  could come from Heikki Korhonen’s  Jackpot Comery (Amigo Hall, 1,12.3 €55,000) and Ulf Stenströmer’s  In Rock (Express Merett, 1.12.9, €46 ,654) . On Sunday at Bjerke in Norway, the Norwegian’s best 4YOs go around and the favourite is likely to be Trond Anderssen’s   Thai Broadway (Broadway Hall) who has won 1.5million NOK and has a record of 1.12.3 the same as his strongest competition Support Justice,  (Kadabra) who has earned 882,000NOK and is trained and driven by Geir Vegard Gundersen    . Others with sub 1.13 records include X Factor (Herr Jägermeister)  and  Midnight Moon (Rotation). Broadway Hall has two entries in the event, the only stallion with more than one representative. It is a big day at Bjerke with the Travkriterium for 3YOs plus the equivalent races for the coldblooded native trotters on the same card. FINSKT TRAV DERBY Vermo €100,000,  Group 1 4YOS, Nat 2600m 1         BWT Engaged (4h Bob Heyden - Gift of Love)   Dr: Harri Koivunen  Tr: Harri Koivunen       2         Quite An Avenger (4g  Quite Easy - Nobes Hanover)  Dr:  Markku Nieminen Tr:   Markku Nieminen       3         In Rock (4h Express Merett - Cosmic Muscles)  Dr:  Kenneth Haugstad  Tr:  Ulf Stenströmer        4         Venice (4m  Quite Easy - Vivace)  Dr:  Mika Forss  Tr:  Heikki Korhonen             5         Cankus Que (4h  Anderberg - Dreamlike Broline) Dr:   Juha Utala Tr:   Esa Holopainen           6         Silent Opal (4m Jag de Bellouet - Silent Jolene) Dr:   Jorma Kontio Tr:   Timo Nurmos               7         Shadow Woodland (4h The Bosses Lindy - Unlimited Visa)  D Tr/Dr: Esa Holopainen            8         Jackpot Comery (4h   Amigo Hall - Jewelry Store) Dr:   Antti Teivainen Tr:   Heikki Korhonen             9         Cherry Chapstick (4m   Orlando Vici - Summer Sisu)  Dr:  Iikka Nurmonen  Tr:  Jouni Hillbom            10         Pearls For Girls (4m   Striking Sahbra - Ussania Boko)  Dr:  Jani Hautaviita Tr:   Jani Hautaviita         11         Callela Longshot (4h   Quite Easy - Louise Småbo)  Dr:  Janne Soronen  Tr:  Katja Melkko              12         Bluesway Shoes (4h   Anderberg - Devona Strömline) Dr:   Ari Moilanen  Tr:  Etta Mäkilä            NORSKT TRAV DERBY Bjerke 2,505,000NOK,  Group 1 4YOS, Nat 2600m 1         X. Factor  (4h Herr Jägermeister - Fairaffair)  Dr:  Tom Erik Solberg   Tr: Erik Killingmo    2         Thai Broadway (4h  Broadway Hall - Isabella Knick)  Dr: Gunnar Austevoll  Tr:  Trond Anderssen    3         Aqua Challenger (4h  Great Challenger - Aqua Symphony)  Dr:  Lars Anvar Kolle  Tr:  Trond Anderssen    4         Love You Fox (4h   Love You - Sly Fox)   Dr: Hans Christian Holm Tr:   Anders L Wolden    5         Baldini (4h  Standpoint - Real Big Bang)   Dr: Frode Hamre Tr:  Janne Killingmo    6         Rapido Va Bene  (4g Ganymede - Iza Rags)   Dr: Åsbjörn Tengsareid Tr:   Per Gottling    7         Midnight Moon (4h  Rotation - Keiba Lassie)  Dr:  Jomar Blekkan Tr:  Torkil Steinshaug    8         Thai Investment (4h  Broadway Hall - Thai Wonder)   Tr/Dr: Tom Horpestad     9         Support Justice (4h  Kadabra - Artisane)   Tr/Dr: Geir Vegard Gundersen         10         Selmas Classic (4g  Quite Easy - Walk The Line)   Dr: Eirik Höitomt Tr:   Trond Anderssen    11         Naipins Power (4h Magnetic Power - Kajsa Kavat)   Dr: Kai Johansen Tr: Per Johansen    12         Gigant Super  (4g Gigant Neo - Thai Benefice)   Dr: Bo Westergaard   by David Sanders

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