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LEBANON, OH - Hamsandwich, a gorgeous roan four-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis, captured the $22,500 championship leg of the Omar Hiteman Memorial series at Miami Valley on Monday (Feb. 22). It was his third straight success in the series, this one clocked in 1:54. Leading driver Trace Tetrick guided the odds-on favorite for owner-trainer Adam Short. The Hiteman series, one of nine "Lebanon Legends" events honoring notable former southwest Ohio horsemen in February and March, featured non-winners of two races or $20,000 lifetime through the nomination date. Hamsandwich will now likely graduate to the George Williams Memorial for non-winners of four races or $40,000. As he did in the two preliminary legs, Tetrick was satisfied to settle Hamsandwich into a mid-pack position until flushing live cover nearing the half, which carried him until halfway around the final bend. At that point, as he so often does, Tetrick swung Hamsandwich three wide and they roared down the middle of the stretch to a convincing victory. Gambler Panic (Jason Brewer) put up a courageous fight before succumbing to the winner about 100 yards shy of the finish line. The pair produced a $16.80 perfecta. Longshot Bizys Beatle (Jared Seekman) was best of the rest and completed a $101.70 50-cent trifecta return.   Racing resumes Tuesday and Wednesday at Miami Valley with 2:05 p.m. post times on each day. For full race results, click here. From Miami Valley Raceway  

Pompano Beach, FL...December 30, 2020...She'sgotitgoingon, the magnificent roan four year-old daughter of Tellitlikeitis, made a successful harness racing debut at Pompano Park on Tuesday night (December 29) in winning the $11,500 Open Pace for Mares in 1:53.2. Driven by Don Harmon, who co-owns with trainer Krista Harmon, She'sgotitgoingon, the 4 to 5 favorite, scored by three-parts-of-a-length over the fast last charging Casie's Believer (Joe Chindano, Jr.), off as the longest chance on the board at 53 to 1. Prairie Westerngal (Wally Hennessey) was another nose back in third while Crisp Mane and Image Of A Dream were next in the classy field of seven. At the outset, both She'sgotitgoingon and Prairie Westerngal were intent on taking charge with the latter streaking to the front and the former right behind through an opener of :27--but not for long. That's when She'sgotitgoingon made a second brush to take charge and roll over to the half in :56.1. On the backside, Image Of A Dream (Rick Plano) began applying pressure on the leader and moved alongside past the third marker in 1:25.1. Turning for home, She'sgotitgoingon, took care of that threat and handily took care of the remaining two challenges. For She'sgotitgoingon, it was her fifth success in only eight starts this year and vaulted her 2020 bankroll to $44,025. Lifetime, the roan mare has a 9-3-2 scorecard in 22 starts and $71,452 in bounty to go along with her 1:50.4 mark at Hoosier Park two months ago. She paid $3.60 to her multitude of faithful. She'sgotitgoingon On the wagering side of the ledger, Pompano Park's Pick-5 offering, with a $19,216 carryover from Monday and a Tuesday $100,000 Guaranteed Pool, drew an additional $174,249 bringing the total pool to a record $193,465. With a 12 to 1 outsider kicking things off, followed by winners at 2 to 1, 9 to 2 and 9 to 2, the probable live 50 cent ticket combinations ranged from $6,780.35 to $155,080.30 going into the closing leg and, indeed, it was the 3 to 5 tote-board favorite, Jazzy Image, scoring for Wally Hennessey to secure that aforementioned $6,780.35 payday for the 23 ticket holders of the 1-5-5-9-6/7 combination. Also on Tuesday, a ceremony was held in Pompano Park's winner's circle honoring the retirement of the 14 year-old warhorse A Fool For Mark, who made his final career start--his 420th--which included 81 wins, $323,063 in earnings (the "hard way," as trainer Dustin Ingraham said) and a mark of 1:49.3 at Vernon Downs set as a seven year-old. A Fool For Mark won at 16 different tracks, including 34 times at the South Florida oval. Racing continues on Wednesday, December 30 with a full 10 race program, which includes the Pick-4 with its $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 (with an industry low 12 % takeout) and a Super Hi-5 finale with a carryover of $32,640.86. Post time is set for 7:20 p.m. Reported by John Berry for Pompano Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--October 4, 2019 -- Indiana's top three-year-old colt trotters and two-year-old colt pacers wrapped up their harness racing preliminary rounds of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, October 3. With two divisions for each featured on the evening's card, the divisional stars padded their division leading point totals and looked primed heading into Indiana's biggest night of racing. With over $2 million in purses on the line, the Indiana Sires Stakes season will culminate on Friday, October 11 with the annual Hoosier Champions Night. In the opening division of the stakes action, two-year-old pacing colt Clever Character continued his winning ways and used a gate-to-wire effort to score in 1:53. With Dale Hiteman in the bike, Clever Character left assertively from post nine and stayed game all the way to the wire to record his fourth straight stakes victory. "He really is getting better with every start," Hiteman noted. "I think it's easier on him on the front but he can race any way really--he makes it look easy." Trained and owned by Timothy Smith, the gelded son Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight has now won six starts and has yet to finish worse than second in eight lifetime starts. With the win, Clever Character now sports a lifetime bankroll of $162,875. Not to be outdone, Odds On Osiris turned in a decisive performance of his own to capture the second division for the two-year-old colt pacers and deliver as the heavy post time favorite. With driver Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osiris moved first-over and employed a :25.2 final panel to get the win by two lengths in 1:53. "He was pretty good tonight," Wrenn noted. "His blood was off last week and I think he lost a little bit of his edge but he was much better tonight. That was a big effort. I feel pretty good going into next week." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Odds On Osiris sports a 8-5-1-1 record while earning $188,145 in purse earnings this season. The son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover is owned by Odds On Racing. A total of 15 sophomore trotting colts and geldings squared off in two $47,500 divisions. What A Swan and Casey Leonard turned a pocket trip into a 1:55.2 victory in the opening division of the stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Using a :27 final quarter, What A Swan tracked down Swan On A Mission and John DeLong to get the win by a neck. Trained by William Crone, What A Swan recorded his fourth win from 18 trips behind the gate this season. Owned by John Barnard, the son of Swan For All-Tanya's Legacy sent his lifetime purse earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. In the second division, Swandre The Giant and David Miller looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as they powered away from the gate and never looked back en route to a 1:54 victory. The Ron Burke trainee used a :26.4 closing kick to get the win by a length and a half over the pocket-sitting Martini Show and Sam Widger and record his second straight stakes victory in doing so. "I think he gets over this track a little better than other places," Miller noted after the win. "He's pretty handy. He gets out, he can rate his own mile and he does his job well." Swandre The Giant With the win, Swandre The Giant recorded his fifth win of the season from 13 outs. With the win, the sophomore son of Swan For All-Adagio pushed his lifetime bankroll to $520,743 for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables LLC, and H.A. Taylor. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with a stakes-filled 14-race card on Friday, October 4. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--September 19, 2019-- Fresh off a big night of Grand Circuit harness racing action, two divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. The sophomore pacing fillies have now completed seven rounds of their eight round series. The Indiana Sires Stakes season will culminate with the $250,000 Super Finals for each division on October 11. In the opening division, Play For Pay and driver Brandon Bates switched up their tactics and opted for a trip off the pace and came charging late in the lane to score in 1:51.1. Dojea Rita and Charlie Conrad were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27.1 before yielding the lead to Lady Capulet and Michael Oosting just before the half. Lady Capulet clicked off fractions of :55.2 and 1:23.2 and when the field turned for home, it was a cavalry charge to the wire. Using the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage, Play For Pay tipped off tiring cover and used a :26.3 closing kick to get the win by a head. Pure Maid and LeWayne Miller finished second while This Peach Rocks and Ross Leonard rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 5-1, Play For Pay returned $13.60 at the betting windows. Trained by Michael Arnold, Play For Pay recorded her fourth win from 15 starts this season. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Fox Valley Ivy now sports a lifetime bankroll of $162,335 and is owned by Ira Steinberg. Fully A Virgin and Michael Oosting used similar tactics to get up in the final strides of the mile and capture the second division of the stakes action in 1:50.1. Utilizing a :25.4 closing quarter, Fully A Virgin tipped off cover and powered home a winner to stick a nose in front of stablemate Pansy's Image and Trace Tetrick. Rockin Nola and Joey Putnam also rallied well late to finish third. The 1:50.1 clocking was a new lifetime best for the Shane Bowermaster trainee and the third win from her last four outs. With the win, the homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Of Gold recorded her sixth win from 14 starts this season. Owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm, Fully A Virgin has now amassed $205,180 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 24 with an 11-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

The Sunday evening (July 7) Harness Racing program at Running Aces was loaded with thrilling contests and exciting finishes, and in one of the most impressive performances of the night, the close battle was for the minor rewards with 3 noses on the line in the place photo - but they were eleven and a half lengths behind the runaway winner. She'sgotitgoingon (Don Harmon) was making her career pari-mutuel debut in the opener on Sunday, and had only faced the gate in a single qualifier on June 25, which she won handily by over 22 lengths in 2:00.2 with a :29.2 final quarter. She was sent off as the 3-1 second choice in the nine horse affair and got away third where they tracked the early pace (:27.2, :57.1) before launching a swift move to the front near the five-eighths juncture. After taking the lead, the 3 year old filly by Tellitlikeitis took off in full-stride, drawing away from her rivals and leaving them in her wake past the three-quarter mark in 1:25. She'sgotitgoingon ($8.40) paced a final half in :56 flat to leave the rest of the field at least 11 ½ lengths in arrears, with that big battle for second going to 25-1 longshot Nightgirl (Dean Magee), over Crystal Hotspur (Tim Maier) and Lakota Law (Jesse Yoder). The winner is a home-bred filly, owned by Don and Krista Harmon. Her 1:53.1 effort on lifetime debut is just 1 second off of the current track record for three year old pacing fillies (Flick A Fly, 1:52.1). Nine Ways (Dean Magee) picked up his fourth win in a row while posting another dominating performance in the $16,000 featured Open Handicap Pace for the third straight week. After settling away fifth from post eight, Dean Magee launched Nine Ways first-over and powered straight to the lead with a furious sweeping move just at the â…œ marker. Once on the front end, Nine Ways ($3.60) was never in doubt, securing the victory with a final half in :55.4 and checking in 1 ¼ lengths ahead of Fox Valley Nemitz (Brian Detgen) and Firedrake (Nick Roland) in 1:52.3. Driver Dean Magee scored yet another Hat-Trick on Sunday for his third straight night with 3 winners. Driver Nick Roland picked up another driving double for three in a row as well, and Don Harmon also had two winners. The 20 cent Pick-5 Jackpot wager now has a Carryover of $3,551.93 for the Tuesday night (July 9) card, which gets underway at 7:00 pm (CDT). By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack  

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