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CAMPBELLVILLE, July 9 - Sintra and Lindys Nightmare turned in outstanding harness racing performances to win their respective series finals Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The $47,000 Summertime Series and $48,800 Town Pro Series finals helped make up a solid 11-race card Saturday evening at the Campbellville oval. A field of eight sophomore pacing colts and geldings clashed in the Summertime final, but all eyes were focused squarely on Dave Menary trainee Sintra. The gelded son of Mach Three entered the Summertime final with just a single loss on his card this season and he kept it that way with an easy 1:50 victory. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Sintra got away third and made a second-quarter brush to the front to reach the half in :55.2. The Menary trainee ramped up the tempo in the third-quarter to reach that marker in 1:23 and finished off the mile with comfortable :27 kicker to win by four-lengths. Major Hill finished second, while Blayde Hanover grabbed third. After going winless in an injury-shortened rookie season, Sintra now has seven wins in eight starts this season. "He's just been a great horse all year," said Jamieson following the race. "They were high on him last year and when the horse moved over from Dan Lagace's barn, who did a great job prepping him last year, he just took a bad step at Grand River and got hurt, but Dave (Menary) has given him lots of time and brought him back the right way." Sintra's only loss this season was a runner-up finish to Pepsi North America Cup champion Betting Line in an OSS Gold event last week. "You can't really call it a blemish when Betting Line beats you in the stretch," noted Jamieson. "But that's his only blemish so far this year and he's just been a monster and tonight was no different." Owned by Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Menary Racing Inc, Sintra now has $136,250 earned this season to bring his career earnings to $145,400. The clocking of 1:50 shaved three-fifths of a second off his previous career-best. A $2 win ticket on Sintra returned $2.20. Sintra The Town Pro Series final for three-year-old pacing fillies saw another impressive victory by a heavy-favourite. Lindys Nightmare followed up her 1:50.4 victory in the opening leg with an open lengths score in 1:51.2 Saturday night. Driven by Rick Zeron, the 1/5 favourite moved from fourth to the front in the second-quarter, ultimately clearing to command at the half in :54.4. After reaching the three-quarter pole in 1:23.2, Lindys Nightmare waved goodbye to her rivals and pulled away for a seven-length victory. Queen Ideal edged out Southwind Tango for second, while Shes Lights Out was fourth. "I was pretty confident with her," said Zeron post-race. "She did get used a bit going to the half, but she kicked into gear in the lane and was all by herself." A daughter of Western Terror, Lindys Nightmare didn't race at age two and now has four wins in five starts this season. Her career earnings sit at $46,400 for Lindy Farms of Connecticut following Saturday's victory. Lindys Nightmare paid $2.50 to win. Lindys Nightmare For both the Summertime and Town Pro Series, three-year-olds that were non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of March 31, 2016 were eligible. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 24 - Lindys Nightmare and Collective Wisdom captured first round divisions of the harness racing Town Pro Series Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Town Pro Series has been used as a launching pad by lightly raced three-year-old pacing fillies over the years and after Friday's first leg it appears the 2016 edition will continue that tradition. Lindys Nightmare turned in a sizzling 1:50.4 performance to capture the first division. The Frank Antonacci trainee took over the lead in the second-quarter for driver Rick Zeron and reached the half in :56.1. Lindys Nightmare paced her third-quarter in :27.4 and still had plenty of energy left for the stretch drive. The 3/2 favourite rocketed home in :26.4 to draw away from her five rivals to score a 4¾ lengths victory in a career-best 1:50.4. Twenty Three Red came from fifth at the three-quarter pole to grab second, while Southwind Tango, who followed Lindys Nightmare into the stretch, finished third. A daughter of Western Terror, Lindys Nightmare was making just her fourth career start Friday. The Antonacci trainee was unraced at two, made a break in her career debut on May 1st, but now has three consecutive victories. Owned by Lindy Farms of Connecticut, Lindys Nightmare has now earned $22,000 for her connections. She paid $5.10 to win. Lindys Nightmare Collective Wisdom enjoyed a pocket trip and pounced in the lane to score a 1:52 victory in the second division. Rocknroll Vision, the 4/5 favourite, went to the front and led the field of the five by the opening-quarter in :27. The public's choice went unchallenged through fractions of :56 and 1:24. In the stretch, Collective Wisdom was angled off the back of Rocknroll Vision by driver Jonathan Drury and the 7/2 second choice powered by to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:52. Queen Ideal finished third. A daughter of American Ideal, Collective Wisdom now has two wins in five starts this season after going winless in four outings at two. The Richard Moreau trainee has now banked $22,900 this season for her 1187422 Ontario Inc. ownership group. Collective Wisdom paid $9.60 to win. Collective Wisdom In order to be eligible to the Town Pro Series, the three-year-old pacing fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of March 31, 2016. The second round of the Town Pro will take place next Friday (July 1). The first leg of the Summertime Series highlights live racing Saturday night at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 3 - A determined Riveting Rosie turned in a career-best effort for an upset harness racing victory Friday night in the $40,000 Miss Versatility second leg at Mohawk Racetrack. A talented field of seven older trotting mares contested the second round of the Miss Versatility under perfect conditions at the Campbellville oval. The public placed the bulk of their support behind Indiana invader Allie Labrook, who was sent off as the 4/5 favourite, and the Dave Menary trainee Charmed Life, who was the second choice at 8/5. However, Riveting Rosie at odds of 23/1 played the role of spoiler in Friday's second leg. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Riveting Rosie sprinted to the lead and posted an opening-quarter of :27.4. Allie Labrook got away in second, while Charmed Life followed her in third. The two favourites followed along through the middle-half, as Riveting Rosie posted fractions of :56.4 and 1:25. In the stretch, Allie Labrook tipped to the outside and Charmed Life swung out to the far outside to take their best shot at the leader, but Riveting Rosie showed her grit and dug in to fight off the favourites and win by a neck in 1:52.4. Charmed Life edged ahead of Allie Labrook in the final strides to finish second. A star graduate of the Ontario Sires Stakes program, Riveting Rosie has now won two of six starts in her four-year-old season for trainer John Bax. She is owned by Bax's Parkhill Stud Farm, Don Allensen, J And T Stable and John Hayes. A daughter of Muscle Mass, Riveting Rosie now has career earnings of $943,153 and 13 career victories. The clocking of 1:52.4 established a new career-mark for Riveting Rosie. She paid $49.30 to win. Riveting Rosie The Miss Versatility Series will now shift to The Meadowlands for the third leg on July 18. The series will also make a stop at Tioga Downs on September 7, before wrapping up with the final at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Little Brown Jug day. Caviart Scarlett delivers 105-1 shocker in Town Pro Series The Canada Day fireworks may have been Wednesday, but Caviart Scarlett put on her own fireworks show Friday night at Mohawk with a 105-1 upset victory in the second leg of the Town Pro. A field of ten three-year-old pacing fillies battled it out Friday in the $18,000 second leg division. The Frank Antonacci trainees Lindys Old Lady and Imagine Dragon captured the first leg divisions, but just a single division was a necessary Friday night. Lindys Old Lady was sent off as the 8/5 favourite and made a second-quarter move to the front. The favourite posted middle fractions of :55.1 and 1:23.3 with Southwind Geisha pressing at her first over and Fan Hanover elimination winner Moonlit Dance placed second over. Meanwhile, Caviart Scarlett paced along in seventh for the majority of the mile, but was angled to the far outside for the stretch drive. In the stretch, Moonlit Dance did not fire off her cover and it appeared Lindys Old Lady was going to go all the way, but in the late stages of the mile Caviart Scarlett came charging from the back to pick off the public's choice and deliver a stunning upset in 1:52. Lindys Old Lady had to settle for second, while Moonlit Dance was third. A daughter of Sportswriter, Caviart Scarlett is trained by Richard 'Nifty' Norman for owner Caviart Farms. The sophomore pacing filly was unraced at age two and was coming into her fifth career start Friday off a maiden breaking win on June 23 at Mohawk. The second leg victory established a new career-mark for Caviart Scarlett and doubled her earnings to $18,640. A $2 win ticket on Caviart Scarlett paid an incredible $211.20. Caviart Scarlett The $48,600 final of the Town Pro Series will take place next Saturday (July 11) at Mohawk, along with the $50,400 Summertime Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 26 - Harness racing three-year-old pacing fillies clashed Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack in round one of the Town Pro Series and a direct connection to the series namesake took the first of two splits. Imagine Dragon and driver Rick Zeron made a big third-quarter move to the front and never looked back en route to a three-length 1:51.3 victory in the first $18,000 division. A daughter of Dragon Again, Imagine Dragon's dam Town Pro Miss was the eighth foal out of Town Pro, making the series namesake the grand-dam of Friday's first division winner. Trained by Frank Antonacci for the Lindy Farms of Conn, Imagine Dragon was making her local debut Friday evening. The sophomore pacing filly now has two wins from five starts and earnings of over $35,000 in her first season of racing. Lovely Erin finished second, while Southwind Geisha rounded out the Triactor. Imagine Dragon paid $15.60 to win. Imagine Dragon Zeron, Antonacci and the Lindy Farms teamed up to win the second division in 1:52.1 with Lindys Old Lady for a sweep of the first round. Sent off as the 8/5 second choice, Lindys Old Lady sprinted out towards the lead and would receive a two-hole trip, as Invest In Art, the 3/5 favourite, overtook the lead just after the opening-quarter. Invest In Art was confronted by first up challenger Nationalize around the final turn, which softened up the favourite for the stretch drive. In the stretch, Lindys Old Lady, who had angled to the far outside, overtook the lead. The Antonacci trainee paced home strong to hold off Evas Girl, who charged up the rail, by a length. Abbijade Hanover finished third, while Invest In Art was able to hold on for fourth. A daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, Lindys Old Lady has now won three of five starts in her first season of racing for earnings of $33,200. Lindys Old Lady returned $5.50 to win. Lindys Old Lady In order to be eligible to the Town Pro, the three-year-old pacing fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of March 31, 2015. The second leg of the Town Pro will take place next Friday (July 3). Series action continues Saturday night at Mohawk with the first leg of the Summertime for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Mark McKelvie

Freehold, NJ --- Town Pro p,3,1:51.4 ($1,229,582) died in her sleep at the age of 27 at her home at White Birch Farm, in Imlaystown, N.J., on Oct. 26, 2014. She was buried at the high point of the farm, overlooking the paddocks and adjacent training track. A headstone will be erected in her memory, according to Farm Manager Steve Williams, who reports that she was active and comfortable until the end. Town Pro (by Big Towner out of Programmed) was the 2- and 3-year old pacing filly of the year in both Canada and the US in 1989 and 1990. She was inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2004. She’s a two-time Breeders Crown winner, along with the American-National, Simcoe, Tarport Hap and Fan Hanover stakes. She is the dam of 17 foals, 12 starters who have collectively won $3,979,791, including her daughter, the $2.9 million winner Darlin’s Delight. The following story about Town Pro’s life after racing appears in the 208 page coffee table book, Standardbred Old Friends, with photos by Barbara Livingston and stories by Ellen Harvey.  Town Pro By Big Towner – Programmed by Bret Hanover April 12, 1987 St. George, Ontario, Canada Which came first, the horse or the name? Rarely has a name, typically chosen at less than a year of age, suited a horse so precisely as it fit Town Pro. Her name, derived from sire, Big Towner, and her dam, Programmed, could not have been a better fit. She never had a rookie phase. Her first two races, in June of 1989, were the last times she raced at less than the highest level of competition. Off a humble debut, at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ontario, she raced 63 more times, collecting 38 more wins. She rarely missed a paycheck for her owners, the Pro Group Stable. In the end, her bankroll added up to $1.2 million. “From the very start, she just had the whole package, everything you want,” said Doug Brown, who drove Town Pro through her entire racing career and didn’t see anything dainty about her. “I always said if you looked way down deep inside her, you’d find a set of testicles. She was like a stud in some ways; she had the big chest, a big back end. “She always had the speed, but from two to three, that’s when she changed physically,” says Brown. “She got the big chest and she just grew. She fit in perfectly with Stew (Firlotte, her late trainer), because he was one to train them hard between starts; that suited her just fine.” For all the success Town Pro had with Brown and Firlotte, she was never fond of either. In fact, she was downright hostile. “We just had to walk past the door and she was ears back and both feet firing,” said Brown. “I guess she figured out we were the ones that made her work.” She was bought at the close of her racing career by the late Joe Parisi as a broodmare for his White Birch Farm in New Jersey. White Birch Farm Manager Steve Williams has a love/hate relationship with Town Pro. He loves her. She hates him. “She is the toughest, smartest horse I’ve ever been around,” he says. Williams’s admiration stems from Town Pro’s life-threatening year, from 2006 to 2007. “Within a year’s period, she had three colics,” says Williams. “Probably would have killed a normal horse. She had a full 360 degree twist in all of them. She showed very little pain. In fact, the second and third time I took her to the hospital, if I hadn’t known her and seen how much pain tolerance she had, I wouldn’t have taken any other horse. She needed surgery all three times. Two of those times, she was in foal and she kept them.” Toughness may have saved Town Pro, but her memory nearly killed Williams. “This was in 2007, and until early 2012, I was not allowed near her,” he says. “She associated me with pain. Anyone else could walk in to her stall and catch her. She was always a little frisky and might turn her butt at you. But when I went in there, it was more than that. She was firing, aiming and meant to hit. She did not want me around. I told her, ‘Don’t you know I saved your life three times?’ She associated me with pain. That’s the only explanation.” After three surgeries, Town Pro has the luxury of conceiving, but not carrying her foals. When it’s time for a short trip to the veterinary clinic for the embryo transfer, she still gets surgery flashbacks. “It takes three men and a boy, a blindfold, please and thank you to get her on the trailer,” says Williams. “Coming home, all I have to do is open the door and tell her to get on.” Williams has to constantly out-think Town Pro, both to prevent colic and to deal with age-related Cushing’s Disease. “We think what may have caused the colic is that she gorges on grass,” he says. “She doesn’t lift her head. So now, she’s out all day, in a trimmed paddock, watching her friends in the fields. Then she comes in the penthouse, has her meal and stays the night.” Town Pro is also apparently able to distinguish color. “Her Cushing’s medication is a red paste,” says Williams. “She was fine with it in her feed tub or squirted in her mouth. Toward the end of the first batch, Dr. (Richard) Meirs brought more of the same medication, but it was white. “She absolutely refused, wouldn’t take it, and wouldn’t let the groom get close to her when he tried to give it to her. She walked away from her feed tub when it was in there. I told Richie, ‘I know you’re going to think I’m crazy, but can we go back to the red medicine?’ The next day he brought the red medicine and don’t you know, it was like nothing ever happened. She’s the smartest animal I’ve ever been around.” by Ellen Harvey, for Harness Racing Communications

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 4 - Major Dancer and driver Chris Christoforou cruised to a 1:51.2 victory in the $49,200 final of the Town Pro Pacing Series for harness racing three-year-old fillies, Friday night at Mohawk. Trained by Casie Coleman, Major Dancer captured the first leg of the Town Pro, but came up half a length short in the second leg despite closing with :26.3 speed. In the final, after getting away fifth, Christoforou didn't wait until the final turn to make his bid for the lead, as he sent Major Dancer first up nearing the half, which went in :55, seizing the command at the three-quarter pole in 1:23. In the stretch, Major Dancer and Christoforou opened up a good lead and sailed to a 3 ¼ length victory. Palm Beach Hanover followed Major Dancer around the final turn and finish second, while Happily Ever was third. "Tonight I was a little bit worried when I had to go first up again," said Adriano Sorella, co-owner of Major Dancer, following the race. "She was game tonight. She looked good." The series finale victory improved Major Dancer's record to four wins in eight starts this season. Major Dancer was a half length short in the second leg of completing a Town Pro Series sweep, but Sorella said he wasn't too disappointed with the defeat in round two. "You can't be disappointed with her coming home like that. She was a little bit further behind last week, she was throwing her head before the gate, so she kind of missed the gate last week, but she raced real good and I was happy with what we had tonight." A daughter of Art Major-Two Steppin Sally, Major Dancer boosted her career bankroll to over $93,000 with the sixth victory of her career for owners West Wins Stable, Mac Nichol and Sorella. Sorella noted after the race that Major Dancer will now head to New York to compete in Sires Stakes action. Major Dancer paid $3.90 to win as the public choice. Mark McKelvie  

This year’s Town Pro Series at Mohawk Raceway has proved to be a wide-open affair considering four different horses managed to find their way to victory lane in the preliminary legs of the event. Polk Dot Hanover, who rallied to finish fourth in last week’s opening leg of the series, cruised to an easy win in Friday’s second-leg assignment with driver Rick Zeron in tow. Polk Dot Hanover got away fourth and watched longshots Mystique Beachbum and Graceful Melody take turns on the lead through splits of :27.1, :57.1 and 1:25.2. Happily Ever After made a first-over bid around the final turn, and Polk Dot Hanover stalked that foe from second-over before rallying to the front when she was called on in deep stretch. Her :26.4 closing quarter helped her win by 3-1/2 lengths over Happily Ever After, with third prize going to Mystique Beachbum. Sent off at odds of 8-5, the three-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Paling Avenue won for the second time this season for trainer Dave Menary who shares ownership on the three-time winner with Brad Gray of Dundas and Michael Guerriero of Puslinch, Ontario. The filly’s share of the $18,000 purse boosted her bankroll to $51,320.   To read the rest of the story click here.

TORONTO, January 23 - Zip Car, a mere $1,000 yearling purchase, has the chance to make headlines when she begins in the second round of the Blizzard Series, Friday at Woodbine. The bay pacing mare, who is owned and trained by Heather Toll along with her fiancé Mark Beavan, finished a game second in the opening round last week, which was just her first start after an extensive layoff. The daughter of Royal Mattjesty did all the work on the front-end before settling for second, beaten just a half length, in 1:56.3. "That was a really good start for her," Toll said from her home in Dungannon. "I wasn't sure how tight she would be because she only qualified in 2:02 at Western Fair coming into the race. I would have liked to get a start under her belt before the series, but we had a bit of a virus come into the barn, which prevented us from that." This weekend, Zip Car will look for her second career tally with Doug McNair once again at the helm. "She's in with some pretty good horses and post nine doesn't help us much," Toll said. "She does have terrific gate-speed and that's probably her best asset. She always gives 100 per cent and we really admire that about her." The speedy pacing mare, who has banked $29,570 in her young career, has certainly exceeded Toll and Beaven's expectations. So how did the pair end up with Zip Car for just $1,000? "Well that's a bit of a funny story," Toll said with a chuckle. "She went into the sales ring a few years ago at Flamboro (2011 Canadian Yearling Sale) and couldn't get a bid," Toll explained. "Finally, the auctioneer said 'Who wants this filly for $1,000?' so I put my hand up and we ended up getting her. She was on the smaller side and had a boggy hock, but we took a chance." The young filly raced as two-year-old with eight starts, but began to flourish as a sophomore. She began her three-year-old season in early May with a second place finish at Western Fair, before winning her elimination of the City of London Pacing Series in a speedy 1:56.3. Ten days later in the rich $40,200 final, the talented filly finished a game second. Despite a limited campaign as sophomore with only six starts due to injury, Zip Car earned a handsome $20,950. "She was racing very well and was in the Town Pro Series and finished fourth in the first leg," Toll explained. "I always like to turn my horses out during the week and I went to get her from the paddock one day and she came in the barn lame on her one hock. We took her to the clinic and she developed a third parcel slab fracture in her left hock." Toll explained that the mare didn't require surgery, but needed stall rest and time away from the track. "She got about eight weeks off and began training back. She has come back very well and we were very happy with her first start last week." Now that Toll and Beaven's proud horse has returned to the races, the pair are enjoying the fruits of racing and could be in store for a prosperous year. by Greg Gangle for WEG  

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 25 – I Got To Boogie, perfectly steered by Doug McNair, lit up the toteboard in this year’s edition of the $45,900 Town Pro Pacing Series Final. The daughter of Bettors Delight, who returned a healthy $25.10 to win, got under the wire first in 1:52.2 for trainer Tony O’Sullivan. Rachel Welch (Mike Saftic) blasted her way to the top in the early stages, but allowed Request For Parole (Randy Waples) to take over command at the quarter in :27. Heading towards the half, Regil Elektra (Paul MacDonell) was still parked on the outside before making her way to the front. The lead wouldn’t last long as Rachel Welch was once again on the move and was once again the new leader past the mid-way point in :55.1. Post time favourite Seaside Rory (Jody Jamieson) began the first-over attack from the backfield and flushed the cover of Request For Parole heading to three-quarters. McNair and I Got To Boogie were sitting fifth, using a ground saving trip, as Rachel Welch marched past three-quarters in 1:23.1. Down the stretch, only six lengths separated the entire field and McNair was desperately able to stick-handle his way through traffic with I Got To Boogie as he got up in the final strides to win by a head. Somewhereinheaven (Jack Moiseyev) finished second at odds of 62-1, with Seaside Rory third. “I thought she had just as much speed in there as the rest of them, but she’s had a few steering issues," McNair said following the win. "I figured at the top of the stretch that if I could get through then she’d get a good piece of it. She’s not real handy sometimes, but she’s better off  a helmet and Tony (O’Sullivan) had her right.” Owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, I Got To Boogie celebrated her biggest payday as her bankroll now sits at $69,050. The pacing miss now has a 2-0-2 record from four starts this season. Greg Gangle  

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 15 - Round two of the Town Pro Pacing series continued at Mohawk on Monday evening, featuring sophomore pacing fillies. Two $20,000 divisions took place with Rachel Welch and Request For Parole getting the lion’s share for their respective connections. In the first division, Rachel Welch, driven by Mike Saftic, used a ground saving trip en route to victory in 1:52.3. Saftic settled Rachel Welch away in third in the early going as Douknowwhereurgoin (Sylvain Filion) crossed to command at the quarter in :27.1. Heading towards the mid-way point, I Got To Boogie (Doug McNair) pocket-pulled and regained the lead well before the half in :56.2. Filion elected to move Douknowwhereurgoin out of the two-hole before three-quarters in 1:25.1, which allowed Rachel Welch to continue to save ground up the pylons. Down the stretch, Douknowwhereurgoin and I Got To Boogie were strides apart, but both were tiring as they were used hard in the early stages of the mile. Rachel Welch was able to gather up all the pieces in deep stretch to celebrate her second career win. Solid Queen (Scott Zeron) came from off-the-pace to finish second with I Got To Boogie third. Trained and owned by Jack Darling, Rachel Welch increased her bankroll to $63,520. She paid a handsome $28.30 to win. After finishing second in the first leg last week, Request For Parole redeemed herself with a victory in the latter division. Driven by Randy Waples, the daughter of Badlands Hanover crossed to command at the quarter in :27.1. Heading towards the half, Somewhereinheaven (Jack Moiseyev) angled out from third and took over command to lead past the half in :56 and three-quarters in 1:24.1. Turning for home, Waples was able to evacuate the pocket as he showed Request For Parole open road. The two-time winner responded with a :27.3 final quarter to wear down Somewhereinheaven and fend off all challengers in 1:52. Somewhereinheaven stayed for second, over Graphene (Doug McNair). Trained by Normand Bardier, Jr. for owner Richard Berthiaume, Request For Parole’s bankroll now sits at $23,000. She paid $3.40 to win. The $40,000E final is slated for Thursday, July 25. Greg Gangle  

The opening round of the Town Pro Pacing Series began on Friday evening at Mohawk featuring a pair of $20,000 divisions for sophomore harness racing pacing fillies.

Unred Hanover, driven by Paul MacDonell, pulled off the series sweep of the $60,000 Town Pro Pacing Series on Thursday evening at Mohawk. Unred Hanover sat in the pocket before the opening panel controlled by Persistent (Scott Zeron) as the three-year-old fillies reached that station in :26.4.

The second round of the Town Pro Pacing Series continued on Monday evening at Mohawk with first leg winners Mileys Big World and Unred Hanover once again taking home top harness racing honours.

Three-year-old pacing fillies Unred Hanover and Mileys Big World each put forth a career-best performance to win their respective opening-round divisions of the Town Pro Pacing Series on Friday night (July 6) at Mohawk.

Guelph-based harness racing driver Doug McNair gave Swinging Beauty a new lifetime best of 1:52 as she captured the $60,000 Town Pro final Tuesday evening at Mohawk. From The Start (Rick Zeron) established early command as she took her nine rivals past the opening quarter in :27.3. Swinging Beauty was enjoying the pocket trip with longshot Done Fooln Witcha (Mario Baillargeon) sitting third.

Thirteen three-year-old pacing fillies contested two Town Pro Stakes eliminations Tuesday evening (July 5) at Mohawk, but only two have earned the right to pick their posts for the final. Swinging Beauty captured the first $20,000 elim as well as her first victory of her sophomore campaign in the process for harness racing trainer Gregg McNair.

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