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WALES, UK - It was a first class night of racing at Tir Prince Raceway, north Wales, on Saturday 9th June as the track played host to the NWHOA 2 and 3 year old divisions for colts and fillies, as well as the first heat of the Crock of Gold. The first race on the card was a maiden and novice event, which saw the heavily-backed Teatime Preacher (William Laidler) take up the running at the half and go further and further away from the field, with only Triplicity (Jonathan Dunne) putting up any sort of chase. This was the four-year-old mare's first start for the Laidler stable and she made it an impressive one, breaking the track record for her age category in 1.59.1. This half-sister of top racehorse Stamp Hill looks to be going places. The next race was the Le Trot/TrotBritain Silver Division trot over a mile and a half and in a repeat of the race at Appleby two weeks earlier, Bora Bora De Seg (Andrew Cairns) led the field into the final turn with Amazing (Jason Ali) hot on its heels. The leader put in a replica performance and broke stride when being strongly pressed, leaving Amazing a clear run home to notch up its second consecutive win since being imported to the UK. The Brightwells-sponsored 2YO Fillies pace was dominated by two fillies, eventually being won by the sales-topping filly from last October, Oakwood Starcam (John Richardson), who led out and made all. The Mockingjay (Marc Jones) put in a strong show to finish second and clear of the field. The winner set a new track record for her age division in 2.01.1. The 3YO fillies followed, and it was another Irish-trained filly which dominated. Last year's record-breaking 2YO filly and BHRC Overseas Horse of the Year, Robyn Camden (Clive Kavanagh), led out and was never to be headed, setting a new track record for her age division in 1.57.3. Rhyds Sapphire (William Laidler) and Ayr Empress (Hugh O'Neil Jnr Jnr) were the best of the rest, finishing some 16L behind in second and third respectively, with only a nose splitting them. After the VDM Fillies Final winner had notched up her first victory of the 3YO season the VDM Colts Final winner Matticulous (William Laidler) was set to do the same. The BHRC 2YO Colt of the Year settled mid-pack in the early part of the race, and then tipped three wide in the last quarter to take up the running, closely pursued by Monsieur Bibeau (John Richardson) who could never match the leader in the stretch. The winner pulled up in 1.58.6. The first Crock of Gold heat for Free For All pacers looked set to be dominated by last year's joint winners Evenwood Sonofagun and Miraculous, and the four-year-old track record holder Rhyds Rock Star who was drawn in pole position. As expected, Rhyds Rock Star (James Haythornthwaite) led out and set good fractions. At the three quarters, Rockin Mambo (Marc Jones) tipped out to challenge and cleared the leader with ease. He was followed by Coalford Tetrick (Alan Wallace Snr) but was never to be challenged and came home in an overall track-record equalling time of 1.56.1 much to the delight of owner/trainer/driver Marc Jones and his wife Jenny. The five-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover was purchased by Marc and Jenny at Harrisburg as a weanling, as was his mother Mambo Western at the same sale. The fifth leg of the BHRC & Standardbred Horse Sales Co. Star Makers series went to Borntorun (James Haythornthwaite), who had previously put in a good performance in the first leg at Tregaron before going on to win at Appleby two weeks ago. Borntorun joins the other leg winners in the grand final at Tir Prince on Saturday 14th July. The penultimate race of the night was the Le Trot/TrotBritain Gold Division trot over a mile and a half and the unbeaten this season Valseur Du Cygne (William Laidler) dominated throughout to take victory. The Irish visitor, Ultimo D'ouville (Billy Roche), the winner of the FFA Trot at Portmarnock at the VDM weekend last year, put in a good show to finish second over the extended distance, with the 2 mile World Record Holder Vichy De Moem (Jonathan Dunne) finishing third on his debut for new connections in the UK. The last race on the card was the Brightwells-sponsored 2YO Colts & Geldings division for pacers. Takemetothelimit (Alan Haythornthwaite), the half-brother to earlier winner Borntorun, won on his career debut in an eventful race which saw multiple horses make mistakes. The winner was flawless and did not appear fazed by the magnitude of the occasion to land the spoils. Christy Camden (William Laidler) put in an eye-catching performance to finish strongly in the stretch to take second. Long-time leader Anglesey Fallguy (Patrick Kane Jnr) faltered on the last bend when in front, losing his position, before recovering and running on for third, however broke stride again on the line and was demoted to fourth position behind betting favourite Rhyds Seeandbeseen (James Haythornthwaite). Racing returns to Tir Prince on Saturday 30th June featuring five Group 1 races, a STAGBI Future Broodmares Race and heats of the 3YO and 4YO Le Trot/TrotBritain Series Finals. If last night is anything to go by, then we are in for another treat in three weeks' time! by Sarah Thomas, for Harnesslink

Looking back on Mid Wales trotting during 2017 one inevitably thinks of the weather, which generally provided good conditions for racing, it was a little dry early on, but the showers in the latter part of the season helped the tracks provide some wonderfully competitive harness racing. As usual the season began on the all weather track at Amman Valley with two meetings a fortnight apart, the prestigious Llangadog meeting has provided the opening meeting of the season for generations and still retains the atmosphere of anticipation for the start of racing. The winner of the very first race of the season was Greenhill Lillian (Thomas, Rhymney) in the nursery when she clocked up an excellent time which that day was only beaten by the open horses. We should have taken notice then, that this was a mare to watch. After a few outings in May and June it was July before she got into her stride to win five races in three weeks including, Aberystwyth, Caersws, the STAGBI mares’ free for all and completing the series by winning Novice heat and final at Penybont along with two wins on her final appearance of the year she secured the Mathew Tromans cup for the most improved horse. Also she had third place in the junior President’s cup and ninth in the prizewinners’ list winning over one thousand pounds in just 12 starts. This homebred five year old looks all set to reach racing heights. The President’s cup for junior horses was dominated by five year old mares, Rhyds Panalulah (Gething, Ewyas Harold) was second while the hard working Turn the Paige (Miles, Merthyr) secured the trophy. The President’s cup for the open horses was won by the top money winner for the season Chinatown Kolt (Jones, Llanllwni) on his first season with Mid Wales racing, he claimed £2,230 from 30 starts, his first success came at Knighton races, the first grass meeting of the season, he kept up the Hitchcock stable tradition and took heat and final at Penybont this helped secure the title of people’s favourite for the year. Second in the President’s cup was the stunning Ayr Ontario (Weigel, Llanddewi Velfrey) he won the Presteigne grade B final along with several others, and in third place was Lakeside Pan (Elder, New Quay) he was another horse winning at the first meeting in May, as well as the prestigious Talgarreg meeting, the Ammanford free for all in July as well as several heats, despite his handicap going back to fifty yards for this he was awarded the Terry Boxhall Memorial cup for outstanding performance. Pan was also third in the winners list with £2,030 to his credit. Ithon Inmate (Price, Brecon) didn’t collect any silverware at the annual awards, but he was again in the list of the top prizewinners with over two thousand pounds and 8 wins to celebrate. Rebus (Thomas, Rhymney) a little horse who proved to have a big heart was fourth in the prizemoney stakes winning over £1,500 he had to play second fiddle to Chinatown Kolt at Penybont but at the Llandrindod meeting a couple of weeks later he took heat and final. He finished the season with 6 wins one of which was his first saddle with daughter Lucy in the plate. Fold the Notes (Perks, Presteigne) is a well named horse, he took the Kington grade B heat & final as well as the Caersws B final with two saddle wins, one at Penybont and one at Almeley he and partner Rebecca Williams have shown great adaptability to clock up 6 wins and £1,225 and now transfers into the Grade A. George Gentle began the season in the Novice division and with four wins on the trot, he also won the Grade B final at Old Radnor races and finished the season with £1,045 in the pot. No Mercy (Weigel, Llanddewi Velfrey) hung up his harness at the end of the season after another good year when he retained his title as saddle horse of the year partnered as always by Jayne Bevan from Llanddewi who retained the leading jockey title. Alongside his saddle success he claimed wins at Ammanford and the A final at Talsarn, his total prizemoney for the year was £1,030. Chinatown Samuel (Moorhouse, Llandinam) was another horse who joined us this year, on only his second outing he won the Talgarreg Novice final this graduating him into open company. Although he enjoyed a couple of heat wins it wasn’t until the Llandrindod meeting on August Bank Holiday Monday that he secured his second final win, this making his season’s total £1,025. The Bold Jack tenth in the list of winners of over one thousand pounds prize money changed hands in the closed season. His new owner young Jonny James from Dorstone rejuvenated the horse, winning the B finals at Ludlow and Aberystwyth as well as a heat at Penybont, unfortunately he picked up an injury and his season was cut short, otherwise what stats would he have lodged? Second to Jayne Bevan in the saddle jockey championship was Rebecca Williams from Ludlow where she claimed saddle wins on Fold the Notes (Perks, Presteigne) and her own Nia Patrol. In the main drivers championship it was Mel Langford from Onibury who beat all comers winning 22 races and being placed 38 times. The horses which provided most of her wins were Chinatown Samuel (Moorhouse, Llandinam) Evenwood Thumps Up (Lewis, Llanbister) with a tally of 8 wins and Ayr Hero (Bevan, Llanddewi) who won the Aberystwyth A final. Second in the lady drivers’ championship with 14 wins, was Rebecca Williams showing she is just as happy in the saddle or on the sulky, most of her driven wins were with Fold the Notes and Ithon Hannah both belonging to the Perks family from Presteigne, and in third place was Janet Thomas from Tregroes with 11 wins most of them coming from Turn the Paige (Miles, Merthyr) and her own Hyar Temptation. The male drivers’ championship was won by Mathew Tromans with 22 wins and 15 places most of these wins came from Habberley Playboy (Johns & Gittins, Shrewsbury) Lakeview Meg (Atherton-Rees, Narberth) Made in Wales (Evans, Red Roses) and Meadowland Olympic (Evans, Newcastle Emlyn). Runner up in the drivers’ championship for the men was Derek Pritchard from Rhosgoch with 21 wins many with the iconic Ithon Inmate (Price, Brecon) while Rhyds Panalulah and Cool Ice both from the Gething stable at Ewyas Harold added to his total. Mark Evans from Brecon was third with 16 wins, his most successful drives coming with Greenhill Lillian and Rebus from the Thomas stable at Rhymney as well as his own Ook whos coming. The junior driver/rider championship was keenly contested again this year with the title going to Ellie Tromans from Newcastle Emlyn several of her wins were on Habberley Playboy (Johns & Gittins, Shrewsbury) so father and daughter enjoyed a double celebration of their respective drivers’ championship. Second in the junior was Rachel Bevan-Thomas who enjoyed 4 wins while cousins, Josie Duggan (Howey) and Issy John (Llangunllo) shared third position with one win and one second each. Time marches on, the horses have been turned out for a well-earned rest, while owners, trainers and drivers begin to plan their 2018 campaign. Reflections on 2017 turn into expectations for 2018. Soon it will be spring, horses will be brought back into training ready to start next season at the beginning of May, the sporting cycle continues as it has done for generations in this traditional equine activity of Mid Wales. By Maureen Lloyd Reprinted with permission of The Brecon and Rodnor Express

If harness racing fans, owners, breeders and trainers thought 2017 was a banner year for trotters with the richest purses ever in the history of the UK and Ireland, thanks to the support of LeTrot, then just wait for the 2018 season! The 2017 season recently concluded at Tir Prince Raceway on Saturday, September 9 with the €30,000 Gold Final, which is now the richest race ever for trotters or pacers in UK/Ireland history. Total purses that evening for the Gold, Silver, Bronze and the consolation race were a record £61,850 ($80,000 US) for just the four finals. “The 3-year-old 2017 TROTBritain/LeTrot Series was an unqualified success,” said George Button, a director for TROTBritain. “This year’s series captured the imagination of the harness racing community in the UK and led to the biggest Series ever to be held in the history of our sport. The 2018 TROTBritain/LeTrot series for French 3-year-old trotters will be bigger and better. “The emphasis now is on the young horses racing in the UK,” explained Button. “And encouraging the breeding of a Trotteur Francais for the sustainable future of our sport. Never before has there been an opportunity to progress trotting here, and TROTBritain will continue to push forward with their ambition to establish LeTrot racing as a major force in the UK. We thank LeTrot for their continued support with sponsorship enabling us to help achieve our objectives.” The LeTrot Super Finals at Tir Prince saw the €30,000 Gold Cup Final go to Equilea Du Hauty and trainer/driver Rhys Evans in the closest finish of the series finals, winning by just a half-length in 2:07.60 for the 1,760 yard race over Ecurme De Mer (Jak Foody) with Eliothrope (Steve Lees) third. Equilea Du Hauty is owned by Geoff Lyons-Mound, Sr. In the €15,000 Silver Cup Final, it was Eldivina D’Esge and trainer/driver Rhun Wilson, who were able to post a two-length triumph in 2:11.50 over Espoir Lila (Joseph Ripley) with Eclair Du Torp (Joss Edwards) third. Jobie Randall owns Eldivina D’Esge. Then in the €9,025 Bronze Cup Final, driver Richard Haythornthwaite blew away the field, winning by six open lengths in 2:13.80 with Emirat Du Levant. Second was Emeraude De Dourse (Andrew Cairns) with Etoile Vive (Gary Dowse) third. Emirat Du Levant is trained by Teresa Haythornthwaite for the Globe Trotters Stable. “The finals night was such a great success,” Button added. “And we thank Emmanuelle Morvillers, Head of Overseas Development at LeTrot for attending the race card, and everyone involved with TROTBritain for all their hard work as it has really paid off! We also want to thank the management at Tir Prince Raceway for hosting not only the finals, but many of the legs of the series this summer. Also thanks to all the tracks that held heats of LeTrot and to all the individuals who participated in the series and gave their support to the LeTrot 3-year-old initiative. It was so great this season.” By Steve Wolf, for TROTBritain

The most prestigious harness racing 'Free For All' in The United Kingdom The Crock Of Gold Final took place at Tir Prince Raceway on Saturday 9th September. There were concerns over the weather earlier on in the day as black sky's and seriously heavy rain threatened to turn this marquee event into a swamp but thankfully the preparation work done to the track all week meant that it took the downpour well and by 6pm the sun was shining. The race had been billed as a head to head between Evenwood Sonofagun and Miraculous but when they drew 5 and 8 respectively, Porterstown Chris also became fancied from draw number 1. The atmosphere was electric as the horses came behind the gate and Porterstown Chris blasted out of the gate quickly followed by favourite Evenwood Sonofagun with Party At The Spa tucked in third on the rail. Miraculous meanwhile had managed to tuck back and get on the rail very early in the race. The first quarter was registered in 27.3 and they hit the half in 56.3 with Porterstown Chris bravely fending off Evenwood Sonofagun. As they headed down the back straight there was an air of inevitability about the fact that Sonofagun was going to hit the front and he duly did so but Miraculous was hot on his heels! As they turned for home the roar of the crowd drowned out the commentary with Sonofagun still in front but Rocker Laidler had been forced to use a lot of horse and Miraculous looked to have him in the straight getting up on his rival as they approached the line amazingly Sonofagun got back up again only for Miraculous to stick his head out again on the line in a truly amazing finish. Photo Finish Photo Finish shouted a breathless Darren Owen. Both connections thought they had won as a crowd surrounded the winners enclosure and after what seemed an age the result was declared a dead heat with the judge simply unable to split them. Both horses had also equalled the track record of 1.56.2 making it even more amazing. Two top class animals fought it out in a super race right to the line and in the end they both refused to be beat so they are both The Crock Of Gold Champions of 2017 and harness racing is the biggest winner of all.  

Starting in late 2016, TROTBritain in association with Le Trot in France, imported consignments of three-year-old’s to race for huge purse money come September 2017. Many horse owners took the plunge as management at the North Wales hard track, Tir Prince Raceway, decided to get behind the TROTBritain initiative and sponsor the race day final along with holding many of the preliminary Le Trot heats during the season. Some were skeptical as to whether the prize money would ever really be as high as the figures being thrown around. They were very wrong. This Saturday TROTBritain and LeTrot will host at Tir Prince, the Gold, Silver, Bronze and a consolation division for three-year-old trotters that will race for total prize money of £61,850 ($80,000 US), then adding the rest of the race card making total purses at just over £70,000, thus becoming the richest single race program ever held in the United Kingdom. The LeTrot 3YO Gold Final will go for £30,000 ($39,000 US) with all eight starters getting prize money (also in the Silver & Bronze Finals), with £15,000 to the winner of the Gold Final. This will be the richest single race ever held in the UK or Ireland. “It is so great that in over just two years the TROTBritain/LeTrot Program has worked out as well as we said it would,” said George Button of TROTBritain. “This Saturday is the icing on the cake as more and more people are getting involved in the TROTBritain/LeTrot program, buying race horses, mares for breeding and the program is growing by leaps and bounds. “Everyone who purchased a three-year-old for the LeTrot series,” Button added, “has had an opportunity to race throughout the season and also this Saturday with the Gold, Silver and Bronze finals plus an additional consolation race. We want to thank management at Tir Prince for their support in hosting many of these races, especially Saturday’s finals, at their track.” The draw for post positions for the 3-year-old LeTrot finals will take place live Saturday at 5pm at Tir Prince Raceway, hosted by the UK’s top horse racing commentator, Darren Owen, and Emmanuelle Morvillers, head of the International Development at Le Trot, the French Trotting Governing Body. The Gold Final features eight starters, six fillies and two geldings, who will go behind the gate. The early favorite is the filly Equilea Du Hauty for trainer/driver Rhys Evans. She has four wins in her last five starts.  Another top performer is the filly Ecume De Mer, who has also won four of her five starts for trainer/driver Jak Fooy. She is also the fastest of the eight finalists with a record of 2:06.10 taken at York. By TROTBritain and Tir Prince

Pompano Beach, FL...August 11, 2017...Avenging an earlier defeat on their home field of Pompano Park, a quintet of Florida Amateur Driving Club members journeyed to the United Kingdom and got a bit of revenge, eking out a 45-43 decision over their British rivals in a hot contested--but friendly--competition. The grand event was held, first, at the Tir Prince course in North Wales with the conclusion held over the Tany Castle turf course in Aberystwyth in North Wales. The Brits jumped out to an early lead as England's Richard Haythornthwaite (victorious at Pompano Park earlier in the year) took the opener with Ireland's Chris O'Reilly second and the U.S.A.'s Dein Spriggs third. With the American contingents "backs to the wall," Dennis Whittemore saved the day as he scored a hard fought, photo finish victory in the final. After that event, Whittemore remarked, "Wow! Let me tell you that was the most thrilling victory I have ever had. "There are some very serious challenges driving over a turf course--especially a wet one on a half mile track. "I thought I'd have a go at it taking the lead early and that worked out very well. On the backside the final time, (Patrick (Morris) made that big move and he took a short lead but my horse had some fight left in him and we got to the wire first. "Unforgettable is the only way to describe it!" The event was organized by Britain's Lee Morris and Jaimie Davies, along with the U.S.A.'s Dein Spriggs and Jeff Schaefer. Schaefer, Spriggs and Whittemore were to joined by Tony Dinges and Ron Cusimano to complete Team Florida. Patrick Morris completed the roster of Brits competing. Both Schaefer and Spriggs had high praise for their hosts, echoing each other about the hospitality enjoyed during their stay in the United Kingdom. "The competition was fierce, yes," said Schaefer, "but we felt right at home with their warm and generous hospitality." Spriggs said, "We are hoping that this type of competition will expand throughout the world as it seems to be a great 'shot in the arm' for our grand sport." by John Berry for the Florida Amateur Driving Club        

WALES, UK - Last December, five lucky drivers from the UK and Ireland were given the opportunity to travel to Florida to compete in an amateur driving series against five US reinsmen. Now these five US drivers will be making the trip to Wales to see if they can reign supreme on British soil. Those standing in their way are recent Musselburgh final winning driver Richard Haythornthwaite, Wales & West specialist Jaimie Davies, father and son combination Patrick and Lee Morris and Irish contender Chris O'Reilly. These British and Irish contenders proved that we have some great talent having won the series in Pompano Park. The races will take place at both Tir Prince and Tanycastell and are set to be hotly contested events with the Americans hoping they can take home the bragging rights and the 'locals' looking to stand their ground on home turf. Tir Prince racing manager Eric Witherspoon spoke of his excitement towards having such a memorable race at the North Wales venue, "We are delighted to be hosting this prestigious event and look forward to seeing the guest drivers put their skills to the test in what looks a very competitive race. May the best driver win!" Here's a closer look at the 10 drivers who will be hoping they can land the spoils. Team America Ron Cuismano followed in his father's footsteps and began training and driving in the late 1980s. He was a regular driver throughout the 90s winning several New York Sire Stake races and Florida Breeders Stakes. He left the harness racing business altogether in 1999, but continued to follow harness racing. After 17 years away from the business he had the chance to join the Florida amateur drivers club an opportunity which would allow him to give back to the sport that he loves. Tony Dinges is a full time trainer and currently trains 25 horses at Tioga Downs. He got involved with harness racing as a child through his grandfather. His career highlight to date is training Tarver Hanover, a horse he also owned to win over $850,000. He has also been lucky enough to have a runner in the 2011 running of the world famous Hambletonian. Dein Spriggs is a real estate consultant who became involved in harness racing through his father William Spriggs and both he and his brother Steve have followed in their father's footsteps. Dein was USA Amateur Driver of the Year in both 2004 and 2005 and has had the opportunity to drive in American, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy and Spain and is no stranger to winning on international soil. He lists winning the 2005 CKG Gold Cup as his career highlight as he was able to share the experience with parents, daughter and brother. Jeff Schaefer is a full-time farrier and splits his time between Pomano Park in Florida in the winter and Tioga Downs in New York in the summer. He has had the opportunity to shoe a few champions like Horse of the Year in the USA and Canada Burning Point and Corleon Cosmos. He has been training harness horses since the age of 7 with his parents and started driving at 16 where he finished 2nd in the Junior Driving Championship. Jeff has already experienced harness racing in the UK and may have an advantage over his fellow countrymen having drove on the grass at Almeley last year. Dennis Whittemore has been around Standardbreds his whole life and started driving in the late 70's. He has owned horses since he can remember and it is a real family affair with his father, son and daughter all involved in the sport. Since taking up driving in 1977 he has won 117 races and over $167,000 in prize money. His most successful year came in 1982 where he won 18 starts and placed in 53 others. Team UK & Ireland Richard Haythornthwaite is a carpenter by trade who got involved with harness racing through his parents Alan and Teresa Haythornthwaite and the sport is very much in the family's blood. Richard is a regular at several tracks around the UK and has become the main driver for a number of owners. He has had some very high-profile winners and he names his success in the Vincent Delaney Memorial on Tyrion Hanover as his career highlight to date. Chris O'Reilly, another carpenter, started his affiliation with the sport as a young 13-year-old competing in saddle races. He then left the sport for several years and is perhaps the least experienced of the group as he only trains and drives his own horses. However, this did not affect him during the competition in America and he gave a flawless drive to win on his first ever attempt at driving a trotter, an experience which he states will be very hard to match. Jaimie Davies is one of the most utilised drivers on the Wales & West harness racing circuit and is the third generation of his family to become a driver. Although he only has one of his own in training he picks up outside drives every week and has become the go-to man for several trainers. Jaimie, who works on his family farm, was thrilled with his opportunity to travel to Florida and experience harness racing at its highest level. Patrick Morris, a shop fitter by trade, has been involved in harness racing for a number of years and got into the sport through his father. His partnership with Meadowbranch Josh provided him with some his most notable winners including heat and final at Tanycastell, a heat of the Big Guns Series at Appleby, a heat of the Crock of Gold and several Free For Alls including two 1.57 miles. Patrick enjoyed his experience in America so much that if the opportunity arose he would move there in an instant. Lee Morris is a full-time farrier. He is the main organiser of the event and was delighted to get the opportunity to drive at Pompano Park and although he didn't get a winner the experience of getting to drive around such an impressive track could only be described as "awesome" and an absolute highlight of his career. Lee however is no stranger to the winners enclosure and has won high profile races at Ceredigion with Lyons Stallone, Musselburgh with Blue Top Gun and a heat of the Crock of Gold with Meadowbranch Josh. With the first race scheduled for Tuesday night being an ultra-competitive event, excitement is building towards a great series. Good luck to all competitors and a huge congratulations to those who have worked tirelessly to make the event happen. From everyone in the UK and Ireland we hope the five USA drivers thoroughly enjoy the experience. We hope that this competition can increase in size and stature in the future to become one of the highlights of the UK harness racing season. by Kayleigh Evans      

WEST WALES, UK - Tir Prince Raceway are delighted to announce that PJI Engineering have confirmed that they will once again be sponsoring the Sire Stakes races in 2017. This year the races will be run on three separate nights with the 4 Year Olds competing on 15th July, the 2 Year Olds on the 25th July and the 3 Year Olds on Friday 1st September. Management at Tir Prince are extremely grateful to Paul Johnson for his kind sponsorship and look forward to hosting these races in 2017. The Sire Stakes Program consists of 18 nominated stallions whose progeny are automatically eligible for Stakes Races for 2, 3 and 4 Year Olds. The owners of the horse then have to pay three sustaining fees to keep the horse in the series. Last years races were a success and we are looking forward to seeing the likes of Rhyd's Decoy, Jessie's Conquest and Rhyd's Mystique grace the track once again. The following payments are due on 31st March for The Sire Stakes Series; Stallion Nomination  £250 Yearling Sustaining Fee £20  2 Year Old Sustaining Fee £40 3 Year Old Sustaining Fee £40 4 Year Old Sustaining Fee  £40 by Eric Witherspoon, for Tir Prince Raceway  

On the 22 February, 2017 a Panel of Appeal was convened to hear Mr David Taff’s appeal against the decision of a Panel of Enquiry which found on 26 November, 2016 at York Raceway, Mr. Taff to be in breach of section Y13 of the Rules and Regulations of the British Harness Racing Club (BHRC).  Mr. Taff was negligent in his position as a public trainer in that he failed to take all reasonable precautions in respect of the horse known as Johnny Camden, to avoid that horse’s exposure to a prohibited substance namely, Cobalt. He was found positive on 03, September, 2016 after competing at Tir Prince Raceway. The BHRC’s reply to those grounds of appeal took place at the hearing held at Tower Wharf, Bristol. Mr Taff represented himself, the BHRC were represented by Rory Mac Neice and Joanne Saye of Ashfords LLP, instructed by Kirsty Lee of the BHRC. The Panel of Appeal heard submissions from Mr. Taff and from Mr. Mac Neice. Having heard from the parties and having considered the written submissions and other evidence produced to them, the Panel dismissed Mr. Taff’s appeal and confirmed the finding and penalties imposed by the original enquiry panel. As a consequence, Mr. Taff shall have the following penalties imposed upon him: A fine of £2,500; suspension of all licenses with effect from 26 November, 2016 for a period of 5 years;  In addition Mr. Taff is ordered to pay the costs of the BHRC in the sum of £5,550. The BHRC reserve the right to inform any and all animal welfare organizations of the penalties issued under Y24[b]. This decision is published in accordance with A3 of the BHRC’s Rules and Regulations. From the British Harness Racing Club

WEST WALES, UK - Management at Tir Prince Raceway are delighted to announce that Top Notch will be sponsoring the British Harness Racing Club (BHRC) Derby and the BHRC Oaks, which will take place at Tir Prince Raceway on Saturday 9th September. Formed in 1984, Top Notch is a family run business and are leading importers and suppliers of toys to the Amusement Arcade & Holiday Park Industry.   Tir Prince Raceway is delighted to have secured this sponsorship and would like to thank Martin Millar of Top Notch. This promises to be a great night of racing as The BHRC Derby and Oaks races are steeped in history and are for Three Year Old Pacers, run over a very tough one and a half mile distance.   This year the races have been granted Group One Status for the first time, which elevates their importance in the harness racing calendar even higher. by Eric Witherspoon, for Tir Prince  

WEST WALES, UK - The 2016 season at Tir Prince Raceway Towyn finished in grand style on Saturday with seven competitive races taking place under the floodlights on the half mile circuit. In recent history Tir Prince has tended to hold its last race meeting in early September so this was an experiment by the management to see whether there is scope to extend the season into the autumn on a regular basis and they were pleased with the result. The first race saw eight trotters go to post in The Le Trot Silver Free For All Mile, Velours Darche was well fancied and duly obliged making light of being drawn out wide in the six hole the seven year old gelding showed a great turn of foot when produced to take the lead at the half by Joseph Ripley and he never looked liked being headed thereafter. He won handily by three lengths from Une Pebe in second and Thunder Jiel a neck further back in third Race two saw six novices go to post and JM's Macy Hallstar, Justanotherday, Ontop Ladys Boy, and Thornton Bronte will all reportedly fancied to win by connections. As the race unfolded JM's Macy Hallstar led out despite being drawn four, the three year old daughter of Hasty Hall showed good early toe getting to the quarter pole in 30.2. Driver Andrew Cairns then slowed the pace to 1.03.7 at the half before coming home in just a shade over a minute to record a winning time of 2.04. Justanotherday was five lengths back in second with Thornton Bronte beat a nose back in third. The winner showed plenty of speed and should be one to watch in 2017. Race three was a grade one to three open preferred handicap and Enter The Dragon led from pillar to post for pilot Rhys Evans. The Three year old son of Connors Dragon was following up from a win at York last week and he seems to be rapidly getting the hang of things recording fractions of 28.3, 58.3, 1.31 winning in a time of 2.03 by four lengths from Little Lou who ran on into second whilst No Stoppin claimed third. Trainer Huw Evans stated afterwards that this horse was bred to win Musselburgh as both his Sire and Dam were specialists at the track so watch this space! Race four was The Le Trot Gold Free For All Mile and this was to be the last Le Trot Race at Tir Prince in 2016. These races have been a resounding success and the track has already reached an agreement with Trot Britain to hold as many of them as possible in 2017. Tenor Meslois recorded a quick fire double for Rhys Evans in a rough race where an incident on the first bend put paid to favorite Show Business chance to end the season with a win, whilst Sire Pazenais and Sulky De Blequin were also badly hampered. Tenor Meslois was drawn one though and in the main managed to keep away from problems running out a six length winner from Vireo De Regen in second, with Sulky De Blequin and Sire Pazenais dead heating for third. The time was a very fast 2.03.6. Race five was a grade two to five open preferred handicap that saw one of the best finishes to a race at the track in 2016. Talavary Activator led out and clocked very brisk fractions of 29.4, 1.00.2 and 1.30.9 to the three quarter pole but the cavalry were stacking up behind him with any number of horses holding big chances. As it transpired Democrat the ten year old chesnut who was having his last start was produced exquisitely by Steve Lees to come five wide around the last bend and hold off the challenge of Merrington CheckM8 and Coalford Glory prevailing by a neck and a length and a half in a time of 2.01.4. Democrat benefited from being kept out of the early speed duel by his pilot in what was a contender for drive of the season. Next up was The Main Street Grill Open Preferred Handicap for grades five to eleven. Coalford Chief, a grey six-year-old son of Coalford Laag, had promised much in his career, but eye-catching performances have often been followed by mediocre ones. He was a winner at York last week in a very fast time of 1.59, but the feeling in the betting ring beforehand was that he is perhaps more of a York horse than a Tir Prince horse, and drawn out at number five he would end up in no mans land and parked for the mile this opinion saw him trade at 6/1 before the off. Named driver William Greenhorn was unavailable due to being over in Canada, so veteran Ian Pimlott was asked to step in. Pimlott is now age 68, but he remains very much an upper echelon driver in the UK who has been driving winners in the sulky since he was sixteen at Prestatyn Raceway in the 1960's and has won every major prize in the sport. Back to the race and Coalford Chief was fired out from the five hole to lead getting to the quarter pole in 29.5, Blue Incredible came to challenge but Coalford Chief held him off getting to the half in a furious 58.9. Still the challengers came but Pimlott kept teasing and kidding Chief along and he continued to respond reaching the three quarter pole in 1.28.5. As they turned for home the crowd were expecting the long time leader to get swamped by the pack but Pimlott had other ideas as he vigorously swished the leaders tail all the way up the home straight holding off runner up Friso Frisk by half a length with Ayr Majesty a neck further back in third. The time was a lifetime best of 1.58.9 for Coalford Chief and if he can find a level of consistency in 2017 then he could well join the free for all ranks. Last up was the BHRC European Pacing Classic and this race is for pacers bred in Europe, who are aged four years old and above and is run over a mile and a quarter. Lyons Mischief was favorite in the betting beforehand the only real question was whether the extra quarter of a mile would hinder him but he dismissed these concerns putting paid to the field in a very fast time of 2.30.9 from Fool Around who was five lengths back in second with Saunders Mach 3 a further four and a half lengths back in third. The winner is a five year old son of Hasty Hall and he looks like he could be a very dominant free for all horse in 2017. A word about the runner up Fool Around this home bred son of Sable Matters has won The Crock Of Gold Final and The Tregaron Welsh Classic amongst many other races for The Evans family. When interviewed prior to the race Huw Evans said this would probably be his last race as he didn't seem to be enjoying his races anymore. Well if it was his last race he did them proud clocking a very decent time of 2.32.4 for the mile and a quarter a post race conversation with Huw Evans revealed that they remain undecided so watch this space. Tir Prince will be back in 2017 watch this space for our race dates. By Eric Witherspood, for Tir Prince Raceway  

A night of Classic Racing is due to take place at Tir Prince Raceway this Saturday night. The BHRC Classic races namely The Pacing Futurity for 2 Year Olds and The BHRC Derby and Oaks Divisions are races that are steeped in history of over 50 years. The first BHRC Derby was held at Prestatyn Raceway in 1964 and was won by Ranger Cob owned by Noel Simpson and trained and driven by Trevor Payne. Over recent years the numbers for both races have dwindled but in the off season the BHRC and Tir Prince Management held a meeting and the Classic Races and how to revitalize them was top of the agenda. It was decided that the colts and fillies would definitely be split in the hope that this would reassure fillies owners that if they entered they would not end up racing the colts. A new staking program was also devised and sponsorship was secured from two prominent studs namely The Rhyds Stud in Wales for The Futurity and The Oakwood Stud in Ireland for The Derby. The horse owners gave the new format a huge thumbs up when the entries came around with forty two horses entering The Futurity consisting of 23 Colts and 19 Fillies this was up from sixteen in 2015 and represented a 162% increase. The Derby nominees numbers were up by 38% from 18 to 25 nominees with 13 Colts and 12 Fillies being the split. The additional numbers and the new staking program in addition to the sponsorship means that the total purses for these classic races combined is £21,794 which is a real boost to juvenile racing in The UK and Ireland. So who are the main protagonists? In The Rhyds Stud Fillies Futurity Rhyds Mystique has been a revelation for the Elvin family bred in North Wales by The Race Sponsors this filly is pure class and will be strongly fancied to add this classic race to her ever expanding resume. Greenhill Debatable has finished runner up on several occasions this year and she could give the favourite most to do. In The Rhyds Stud Colts Futurity Johhny Camden has found form when it matters taking the Breeders Crown and The Junior Welsh Dragon in his last two runs. Rhyds Decoy was flying early season but a bout of sickness resulted in an enforced layoff just before his season was about to take off proper. If he is anywhere near back to his best he will give Johnny Camden most to think about. In The Oakwood Stud Oaks Jessie's Conquest is unbeaten at Tir Prince and the mile and a half distance shouldn't pose any problem for the daughter of Arts Conquest. Porcelain Seelster is an excellent filly in her own right and has simply been unfortunate to be a three year old in the same season as a horse as special as Jessie's Conquest. In The Oakwood Stud Derby Miraculous has lived up to his name so far in his three year old career he is three from three from the track and paced 1.56.9 for the mile here in August smashing the three year old track record and being on seven tenths of a second outside of the all age track record. Party At The Spa and Arts Place Hill are both top quality three year olds an champions in their own right and will be looking to capitalise if the favourite has an off day. It should be noted that the one and a half mile track record for three year olds of 3.4.4 which has stood for 11 years is under serious threat here from this quality field. The last race of the night if The Billy Williams Memorial Free For All this race is in memory of the gentleman who built this track The late Billy Williams father of current owner Adam Williams. Billy was a visionary when it came to harness racing and one only has to look at the track to see that he wanted the very best for harness racing in the UK and Ireland, we can only wonder where harness racing would be in this country today had the internet been around when Billy first built the track it is fair to say that he was probably twenty years ahead of his time. A stellar field of six runners go to post and Lyons Mischief fresh from his win at Tregaron will be favourite especially if he gets a good draw. Brywinsmagicpotion is another class act but is returning from a lay off and may come on for the run. First race post time is 7:00 pm. by Eric Witherspoon for Tir Prince

Wales, UK - The Crock Of Gold Final was staged at Tir Prince on Saturday night. Persistent rainfall in the days leading up to the night meant that the track was wet but definitely fit to race and the sea breeze on the night meant that it dried out with every race that passed. The first winner of the night was Rockin Mambo for Marc Jones the son of Rocknroll Hanover put the race to bed with a race winning move in the back straight. This three year old possesses serious ability and will be back in the winners enclosure very soon based on this performance. Wellfield Ginger ran into second with Rhyds Ideal staying on for third. Race Time 2.04.8 Distances 6 Lengths and 3 Lengths. Race two was son by Sacha Of Carless the French Trotter made it two out of two under an excellent drive from Steve Lee's. This geldings head movement is a little unorthodox but he trots lovely and won this by five and a half lengths from Totem Turgot in second and Salvado Bello in third. Time 2.41.5 (1.25 Miles) Distances 5 1/2 Lengths and 5 Lengths Race three was The Stagbi Mares Open Preferred Handicap and Shades Of Grey cemented her place as the top mare in the country with a superb performance to win by four lengths from ATM in second and Desert Rose in third. The Cam Best mare ran flat here last time but trainer Teresa Haythornwaite admitted that she needs a bit of time between her races and they had been guilty of going to the well too often. Her short layoff had certainly done her the world of good as she was terrific and once she made her move in the back straight there was only ever going to be one winner. Time 2.03.1 Distances 4 Lengths and a 6 Lengths Race four was taken by Articulation Hall in her first start for Joanne Cairns. Driver Andrew had to get fairly serious with the daughter of Well Said but she got the job done to win by a length from Ystwyth Valley in second and Elysium Thunder in third. Time 2.05.2 Distances 1 Length and 1 Length Race five was taken by Sire Pazenais under the stewardship of Paul Mather Junior after a great battle down the straight with Titan De Prelong. Very Cornulaillaise stayed on for third from a twenty yard trail. Time 2.41.6 ( 1.25 Miles) Distances 1 Length and 1 1/2 Lengths Race six was the Junior Free For All and Ayr Regal took advantage of his number one draw to land the spoils from Fool Around in second. Rhys Evans had kicked for home on Fool Around but Richard Haythornwaite had the move covered producing Ayr Regal in the straight to go on and win by a length and a half. Blue Incredible stayed on for third. Time 2.02.1 Distances 1 1/2 Lengths and 4 1/2 Lengths. Race seven was the Stobarts Four Year Old Championship and Coalford Tetrick was all the rage in the betting ring beforehand coming into this on the back of a very impressive win in Ireland. Steve Lees went straight to the from his number two draw but was soon taken on for the lead by Frisco Frisk. Going into the stable bend for the second time Rocker Laidler made his move on Mikey Camden and once he got to the front he never looked like getting beat. This was a very impressive performance by the four year old son of Cam Luck and he could be another horse who joins the Free For All ranks in the future. Time 2.00.7 distances 3 1/2 Lengths and 3 1/2 Lengths. Race eight was the big one and the atmosphere was electric before the race. Porterstown Road is a superb horse when allowed to lead and once he led from the three hole he was always going to take some passing. He hit the half in 1.00.3 and the three quarter pole in 1.30.2 all that was left was for him to come home but as he turned around the sea bend he seemed to be emptying and Lyons Mischief and Stoneriggs Mystery were on the charge. It was Lyons Mischief who came out of the pack and he was closing with every step but Porterstown Road showed his class and courage to hold on by a head to take the prize. Time 2.00.2 Distances Head and 4 Lengths by Eric Witherspoon, for Tir Prince Raceway  

North Wales, UK - Autumn was in the air as we lined up for the seventh meeting of the season at Tir Prince Raceway on Tuesday night but the blustery weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowd and some frenetic action in the betting ring helped take the mind of the cold! Race 1 was The Praka's Trot and Wildcat Supreme was the easier winner with Brachie Wildcat in second and Bars Spirit a long way back in third. World Champion Driver Dexter Dunn took the honours in the second race on Meldoon, this 3 year old daughter of Doonbeg won cosily in a time of 2.02.7 with Brywins Magician four lengths back in 2nd and Plan B in third. This was Meldoon's second win in 3 days and she will be well fancied wherever she goes next after this performance. In Race 3 Blytheview Peach was subject of strong support in the betting ring beforehand but could never get past Wellfield Dreamer who led from pillar to post to win by 2 lengths in a time of 2.04.2 with Wellfield Ginger 3 and a half lengths back in third. Race 4 was The Tir Prince Le Trot race and Univers De Crennes looking to make it three wins in a row was quickly sent to the front by Jason Podmore. Sire Pazenais took over at the mile mark and looked to be pulling away in the back straight however Sacha Of Carless came sweeping round the home turn to take the honours by a length with Vif Du Layon back in third. Brooklyn Howard repaid the faith and patience that connections have shown in him in race 5 winning in a time of 2.04.1 from Rhyds Merlin in second and Brywins Tonto in third. The winner has not been without his problems and was quite unruly in some of his races at the start of the season so full credit to Joanne Cairns as he shaped like a nice horse last night. Ontop Shoulder Cuda was very impressive in race 6 winning in a time of 2.01.6 from the 7 draw this horse could be in the frame for a tilt at a big handicap judged on this performance. Credit to James Haythornwaite for a very canny drive his decision to tuck back in behind leader Elysium Sparkle at the half mile mark and wait until the three quarter pole before making his race winning move worked handsomely as he ran out a six length winner from the aforementioned Elysium Sparkle with Oakview Duke sneaking into third on the rail. Race 7 Saw Mr Brightside try to make all from the one draw but all the time Blue Incredible was getting a dream trip on the rail in behind and when the gap opened at the three quarter pole Jason Podmore's nine year old grey gelding ran the long time leader down to score in a time of 2.01 with Mr Brightside staying on for second and Democrat ran into third. Race 8 Was the top grade handicap and the Mound family were double represented by Lyons Mischief and Lyons Eryl Hall speaking to the brothers before the race they were split on which one they fancied! As it turned out Lyons Eryl Hall led out under Dexter Dunn and never relinquished the lead winning from Lyons Mischief by 1 and a half lengths in a time of 1.58.7 with Mikey Camden in third. Next stop is the Crock Of Gold Final for Lyons Eryl Hall and he is a live contender based on this performance. Next meeting is Saturday 20th August more details to follow very soon. by Eric Witherspoon for Tir Prince Raceway  

NORTH WALES, UK – It was supposed to be the finals of the Breeders Crown UK & Ireland but by the end of the harness racing card it was Miraculous who stole the limelight at Tir Prince Raceway Tuesday. The three-year-old gelded son of Arts Conquest with driver Patrick Kane, Jr. handling the lines, not only demolished the field with his sixth length romp, but also demolished the track record for three-year-olds. Starting from post three, Kane sent Miraculous right to the lead and never had to look back, stopping the teletimer in 1:56.9, a full three seconds faster than the previous track mark and just seven fifths of a second from the all-age track record at Tir Prince of 1:56.2. Ayr Trooper (Dexter Dunn) was second with No Stoppin (William Laidler) third. “He has quite a motor in him,” Kane said after the race. “I have never sat behind a better horse.” It was just nine days ago that Miraculous erased the track record at Portmarnock Raceway in Dublin, Ireland with a lifetime mark of 1:55.9. “Now he will get a bit of a rest and then we will take him to Ireland for the Oakwood Stud Derby back at Portmarnock,” Kane said. After that he has three more engagements and that should be it for this season.” The Oakwood Stud Derby is one of the major stakes races August 13 and 14 at Portmarnock as part of the Ladbrokes Vincent Delany Memorial Weekend in Dublin. Many of the winners on Breeders Crown night at Tir Prince will be heading over to Ireland for that race weekend. It took the photo finish camera to declare the winner of the Breeders Crown final for four-year-old mares. Rhyds Firebird and driver Andrew Cairns left sharply from post eight and cut the entire mile. But after the three-quarter mile marker, driver James Haythornthwaite made a big move three-wide on the final turn and with every stride to the wire was able to collar Rhyds Firebird and win by a nose in 2:03.8. Someone Like You (Alan Haythornthwaite) was third. Emotions ran high in the Ephie Mather Memorial Trot as trainer/driver Paul Mathers came first-over with Show Business and was able to clear to the lead and then hold on in a dramatic stretch drive to win in 2:06.2. Paul is Ephie Mather’s son and the crowd was cheering relentlessly in the final stretch drive to see Ephie’s son win his father’s memorial race. Tenor Meslois (Rhys Evans) was second with Viva Sautonne (Gregor Menzies) third.  The Breeders Crown three-year-old filly pace featured two heats with the top four from each race returning for a final heat. The second heat saw Rhyds Gem and driver Steve Lees leading from start to finish by one and one-half lengths in 2:04.4 over Elsa Camden (William Greenhorn) and Gabriella Camden (Hugh Menzies). The first heat saw Reeds Scarlett and driver Mick Lord win by one and one-half lengths over Natalie Camden (Alan Haythornthwaite) with Imogen Camden (William Greenhorn) third. Then in the final heat it was Rhyds Gem and Steve Lees who left from post four and never looked back, not only winning the race in 2:03.1, but scoring in a romp by six lengths over Reeds Scarlett (Lord) and Imogen Camden (William Greenhorn). The juvenile colts Championship was split into two divisions with the first final going by 2 lengths to Johnny Camden with the World Champion Driver Dexter Dunn in the sulky. Johnny Camden covered the one-mile race in 2:06 over Coalford Earl (Joseph Maw) second with GDs Hazzard (Andrew Carins) third. Dunn, who impressed race fans with his artistry in the sulky last year at the Delaney Memorial Weekend, is set to return to Tir Prince next week before making another trip to Portmarnock. There was a shock in store in the second colts final when Rhyds Decoy failed to pick up before the stretch, with the race going in pillar to post fashion to Share A Smile and driver Hugh Menzies in 2:04.2. Rhyds Rock Star (Alan Waythornthwaite) was second with Rhyds Decoy (Andrew Cairns) third. The first Juvenile fillies final, like the second colt’s version, went to Scotland when Victoria Camden and driver Grant Cullen took the money in 2.04.9 to maintain her unbeaten record. Coalford Honey (Joseph Maw) was second with Fool’s Delight (Vicky Gill) third. The second juvenile fillies race was won by Rhyds Mystique and Vicky Gill in 2.04.3. The daughter of Hasty Hall was given a good pocket-trip to pacesetter Borntorun (James Haythornthwaite), but was well in command by the time the line loomed up to make it 4 straight wins. Ryhds Voodoo (Dexter Dunn) was third. The inaugural running of the juvenile fillies race for US bred pacers was won by Mick Lord and Greenhilldebatable by one length in 2.06.8. The daughter of Well Said was winning for the first time and the success was richly deserved after some tough assignments to date. It was a classic finish as three horses nearly crossed the wire together with Crosshill Ace (Steve Lees) second and Theladieslovejim (Andrew Cairns) third. The Haythornwaite team dominated the 4-Y-O races with Alan steering Itsmycheck to an all the way victory in the Breeders Crown Four-Year-old Open Pace Final in 1.59.6. Lyons Premier (Dexter Dunn) was second with Llwyns Delight (Lee Price) third. Breeder Richard Walker and Alan have always believed in this horse who has now won four times this season. Trips to Portmarnock and Tregaron are now being considered. By Steven Wolf, for Harnesslink

North Wales, UK - All eyes of harness racing in Great Britain and Ireland will be focused Tuesday evening at Tir Prince Raceway for the tenth anniversary running of the Breeders Crown UK & Ireland. While most tenth anniversary celebrations are in tin, it will be crystal that horsemen and women will be racing their two, three and four-year-old pacers and trotters for over the Tir Prince half mile hard track oval.   Featured will be the Breeders Crown UK & Ireland finals for pacers in the above mentioned age groups. New this year for the BC format is the inaugural USA-bred two-year-old filly pace and the Ephie Mather Memorial Trot for LeTrot Series performers.   All of the BC races and overnight events Tuesday will be raced at one mile. First race post time is 6:00 pm In addition to the harness racing there will be live music, plenty of food and beverages available and children under age 16 are admitted free. The Tir Prince Fairground is just across the way from the track for pre-race fun, and, of course, there will be plenty of bookies on site to take wagers.   "I am looking forward to what promises to be one of the most entertaining Breeders Crown we have ever staged." Said David Wilson, president of the Breeders Crown UK & Ireland. "It will also be grand having world driving champion Dexter Dunn from New Zealand driving Breeders Crown night. There will be great racing and entertainment for everyone."   Dunn is making his first ever appearance driving in the UK and has been in demand by owners and trainers to drive their horses. He is listed to compete in every Breeders Crown event except the USA-bred two-year-old filly pace. "It's hard to believe it has been ten years since we held our first Breeders Crown race day," said Wilson. "It's so great to see how the program has grown and the interest by horsemen to improve the breed here in the UK and in Ireland."   The big focus Tuesday evening will be on the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old pacing colts as Miraculous takes the track for driver Patrick Kane, Jr.   The son of Arts Conquest has been unstoppable as of late. In his last two starts at Portmarnock Raceway in Dublin, Ireland, Miraculous set the track record twice for three-year-olds, the fastest of his two miles was a lifetime record of 1:55.90.   By Steven Wolf, for the Breeders Crown UK & Ireland      

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