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Freehold, NJ --- Wiggle It Jiggleit is No. 1 in the final Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll for 2015. A 3-year-old male pacer, Wiggle It Jiggleit continued his winning ways by capturing Monday’s single elimination for next week’s Hap Hansen Progress Pace at Dover Downs. It was Wiggle It Jiggleit’s 21st win of the year, which is tied for the most among all horses in North America and leads all pacers. Rounding out the top five are Freaky Feet Pete, Southwind Frank, Mission Brief and Pinkman. Mission Brief finished her season with a 1:51.3 win over the weekend in the Continentalvictory Stakes at the Meadowlands. Wild Honey finished second. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. FINAL Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 28 – 11/24/2015  Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (30) 3pg 25-21-3-0 $2,031,995 338 1 2 Freaky Feet Pete (3) 3pc 17-15-2-0 $853,774 269 2 3 Southwind Frank (1) 2tc 12-11-0-0 $786,419 267 3 4 Mission Brief 3tf 14-10-3-0 $1,008,517 207 5 5 Pinkman 3tg 17-11-3-1 $1,892,865 202 4 6 Pure Country 2pf 10-10-0-0 $689,968 142 7 7 Always B Miki 4ph 4-4-0-0 $301,210 136 6 8 Bee A Magician 5tm 18-10-5-0 $980,845 81 8 9 Wild Honey 3tf 16-7-7-0 $1,149,532 65 9 10 D’One 5tm 5-4-0-0 $329,150 39 -- by Ken Weingartner, for Harness Racing Communications

In order for their foals to be eligible to the slots enhanced Maryland Sire Stakes all stallions standing in Maryland for the 2016 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2015. Forms and payment info can be found on our website at All stallion forms must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2015.   A late yearling nomination can be made by Dec. 31st for anyone that missed the May 15th payment date for the Maryland Sire Stakes and/or the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes. A fee of $500 for each stake, along with the nomination form must be postmarked by Dec. 31st 2015.   Please use our website for all your Maryland Staking information and forms at or call 410-775-0152 of 240-285-0326.   by Cheri Stambaugh, for the MSFS

STICKNEY, IL - Hawthorne Race Course President Tim Carey has named Pete Hanley as Racing Secretary for the upcoming Suburban Downs at Hawthorne harness meet. The meet begins on Friday, January 8 and races through Saturday, February 6. Live racing will take place five nights/per week, with racing taking place Wednesday through Sunday. Purses for the Suburban Downs at Hawthorne meet are expected to average $75,000 per card with 9 - 10 races taking place each racing night. Hanley comes from a family that have backgrounds in harness racing. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and got his first job in racing at Foxboro Raceway in 1984. Pete has done almost every job in the harness industry, recently serving as a steward at Running Aces from 2012 - 2014. In 2013 Pete was named Director of Racing & Racing Secretary at Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland. "We are very pleased to have Pete as a part of our team for the upcoming harness meet at Hawthorne," Hawthorne President Tim Carey stated. "Pete has experience, but also brings a fresh perspective that many horsemen we have spoken to say they appreciate." Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago's hometown track currently is racing live for the fall thoroughbred meet. Live thoroughbred racing at Hawthorne takes place through Saturday, January 2. The track surface will be converted for the opening of the Suburban Downs at Hawthorne harness meet which begins Friday, January 8. For details on racing at Hawthorne, visit Jim Miller

Triple Bottom Line pulled a 7-1 upset to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot while Wiggle It Jiggleit downed eight rivals for his 21st victory of the season in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 23. Veteran trainer-driver Jeff Fout found the passing lane to his liking overtaking dueling leaders Cicada's Song, who cut the mile for Carlo Poliseno from outside post 8, and challenger Epic Smash and Pat Berry who battled on the outside from the backstretch on until the final strides when Triple Bottom Line flew down the lane to post a 2:00.4 victory. It was the second trip to the winner's circle in eight starts for the three-time second -place finisher bred and owned by Winbak Farm. The CR Commando-Current Yield freshman now has won $75,800 this campaign. Cicada's Song and Epic Smash were second and third respectively. While the DSBF $100,000 final was the biggest purse event on the card, one of the biggest crowds of the early meet came to see George Teague Inc.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit. And they were not disappointed. The dark-bay world champion conditioned by Clyde Francis, rolled away from the starting gate to take the lead. Twenty-four-year-old driver Montrell Teague never looked back negotiating a :26 opening quarter, :54.4 half and took his eight foes to the three-quarters in 1:22.1. A :26.4 final panel gave the Mr. Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover offspring a decisive victory. A Delaware-sired 58-1 shot, Remember Me VK sat second the mile and stayed there for driver Eric Goodell with Dealt A Winner and David Miller, who took a shot at the leader on the backstretch holding on for third. Montrell Teague also drove the winner of the $20,000 DSBF Consolation trot steering owner-trainer Kevin Switzer's Jasmine K, a Master Lavec-Visioness K filly home in 2:04.4. Rhythm N Blues (Ross Wolfenden) was second in front of Devlin (Poliseno), third. Marchs Miller piloted Swing City, the only three-year-old in the $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace on the undercard. Nick Surick, trains and co-owns the United Ace-Cyber Cities gelding with R.S.Ruffolo and Ervin Miller Stables. Brody (Sean Bier) and B's Weddie (Ross Wolfenden were second and third. Corey Callahan had a triple while Montrell Teague, Tim Ettrick and Allan Davis, each won two races during the card. Trainer Dylan Davis and owner Tom Lazzaro had triples while trainer Wayne Givens had a double. On Tuesday, another $100,000 DSBF title is on the line for colt and gelding trotters. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark live racing days at Dover Downs. There is no live racing on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. The Winner's Circle Buffet is back for those watching races and dinning in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

Plainridge, MA - A brand new Pennsbury jog cart will be the door prize when the USTA holds its annual meeting and dinner for District 9 at Plainridge Park on December 12th. The USTA gathering will get underway at 4:00 P.M., and will be followed by the business meetings of the Harness Horsemen's of New England and the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts. Following a social hour from 5:50 to 6:30, there will be a dinner compliments of Plainridge Park Casino, the H.H.A.N.E and the S.O.M. The evening will conclude with the annual awards from the local horsemen and breeders organizations, the New England Amateur Drivers Club, along with the drawing of the door prizes. Dinner reservations must be received by Friday November 27th. They can be made with Lenny Calderone on the telephone at 508-576-4482, or you can contact Lenny via email at From Plainridge Park

November 24, 2015 - The final opportunity for major movement in the standings occurred last week in the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge presented by the Bellino Stables, DRF Harness, Green Acquisition Corporation, Hambletonian Society, Isle of Capri Pompano Park, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs. The team was tasked with four races from The New Meadowlands on Friday and six on Saturday. Friday evening saw three favorites and a single winner at 4-1 in Double Exposure. That meant another low scoring night and little movement. Anne Stepien and Gordon Waterstone each tabbed three of four races for 93 points each. Neither had a tie breaker in the money so Friday night was declared a dead heat. Four handicappers were able to come up with Double Exposure. They were Earl Paulson, JoniJosi Verlingieri, Derick Giwner and Mark Dezii. Derick Giwner had the best tiebreaker and finished the night with 64 points while Mark Dezii had 62. There were some longshots that got close. Bobby Zanakis had both Haughty and Blue Moon Stride who both finished second at big prices. It could have been an exciting night had the chalk not been so strong again. Saturday night was the last time the handicappers had an opportunity to land a big multiplier as there were six races on tap. Four races again featured low price winners. A dead took away a nice opportunity when the favorite chopped at 7-1 price down to 2-1. Two players were able to string together five winners. Mark Dezii has been red hot lately and simply crushed the field when he landed Bettor's Edge at $40. With four of the other five other winners he totaled an impressive 496 points for the night! Contest leader Sally Hinckley landed the first five winners for a total of 213 points. For the week Mark Dezii earned top honors with 524 total points. Sally Hinckley put a virtual lock on the win by scoring 262 points. Most of the team went in search of prices and were disappointed. Completing our weekly pentafecta were Earl Paulson (134), Anne Stepien (130) and Gordon Waterstone (123). Sally Hinckley padded her lead by more than 200 points extending it to an unprecedented 567. The real competition next week will be for some of the smaller prizes for our very deserving horse rescues. Dennis O'Hara leads in the race for "Best of the Rest" by 137 points over Anne Stepien, 242 over Gordon Waterstone and 252 over Mark McKelvie. Pos Handicapper Total Points Prior Week Points Earned This Week Overall Total Points Position Last Week Points Back   1st Sally Hinckley 4,785.80 262.80 5,048.60 1st             -     2nd Dennis O'Hara  4,431.80 49.20 4,481.00 2nd       567.60   3rd Anne Stepien 4,212.70 130.60 4,343.30 4th       705.30   4th Gordon Waterstone 4,115.70 123.00 4,238.70 6th       809.90   5th Mark McKelvie 4,179.80 49.00 4,228.80 5th       819.80   6th Josi Verlingieri 4,045.50 62.00 4,107.50 3rd       941.10   7th Rusty Nash 3,865.70 8.80 3,874.50 7th    1,174.10   8th Derick Giwner 3,672.20 97.80 3,770.00 9th    1,278.60   9th Bob Zanakis 3,673.10 80.00 3,753.10 8th    1,295.50   10th Earl Paulson 3,524.00 134.20 3,658.20 11th    1,390.40   11th Bryan Owen 3,542.00 11.20 3,553.20 10th    1,495.40   12th Mark Dezii 2,884.70 524.20 3,408.90 14th    1,639.70   13th Jay Hochstetler  3,300.20 90.20 3,390.40 12th    1,658.20   14th Ray Garnett 3,178.30 36.60 3,214.90 13th    1,833.70   15th Garnet Barnsdale 2,690.50 0.00 2,690.50 15th    2,358.10   16th Michael Carter  2,676.90 0.00 2,676.90 16th    2,371.70   17th Ray Cotolo 2,128.70 0.00 2,128.70 17th    2,919.90   18th Brandon Valvo 1,886.20 49.80 1,936.00 19th    3,112.60   19th Mark Deutsch 1,197.10 0.00 1,197.10 18th    3,851.50   The HANA handicappers will be back in action for the final time this year with The Courageous Lady and The Progress Pace.  We will formally crown our champion and runners up and the winning horse rescues.  For everyone here at HANA Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge we wish you all a great Thanksgiving holiday. by Rusty Nash for HANA Harness

Cashahallic, knocking at the door in this top class the last two weeks, finally broke that door down on Monday night and won the $10,000 Open Trot at  the harness racing meeting at Pompano Park in 1:55. The seven year-old altered son of Cash Hall, owned and trained by Richard Silverman, got a picture perfect drive from Aaron Byron as he made a quarter move to the top and led the rest of the journey, pinning a 1 ½ length defeat on Pounce Hanover (Ed Hensley) with Uriel (Kevin Wallis) another nose back in third. Shes All In and Ill Tell You What picked up the minors in the septet. As the gate sprung, Pounce Hanover left with alacrity along with Cashahallic with Count Speed into the fray early, only to lose his composure at the opening marker in :28.1. Shortly after, Byron sent Cashahallic pouncing to the front himself and clocked fractions of :57.2 and 1:25.4, feeling only minimal pressure from Uriel around the final bend. In the lane, Cashahallic was never in danger, strutting home a handy winner in 1:55. In a post-race interview, driver Byron said, this horse has been giving hints the last couple of starts and I thought I'd try him on the front end this week since he won that way a few starts ago. He's handy so he brushed to the top easily and that was that. For Cashahallic, it was his sixth success of the year in 30 starts, pushing his seasonal bounty to $57,773. He banked $284,820 lifetime to go along with his Meadowlands mark of 1:54. As the 4 to 5 tote-board favorite, Cashahallic paid $3.80 to his many backers John Berry

DOVER, Del. ---With consecutive prelim wins, Chipoffthewall, leased and trained by Syl King, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Trot Final while Sweet Bobbie and American Truth head the $15,500 Fillies and Mares pace on the Tuesday, Nov. 24 card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Chipoffthewall, after being disqualified from first last month in the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington. Has rebounded with a pair of decisive victories in his two prelims in November. Tony Morgan will drive the race-favorite black gelding. Jane Dunavant's homebred Virginia stakes champion, Elton J, showed his class rallying after being passed to win his prelim last Tuesday. Chris Yochim's Mondello, handled by Art Stafford Jr., has been a sharp second in his last two, but must overcome starting from post 8. Politicised gets driver Tim Tetrick after a just-missed second a week ago. Owner- trainer Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Bosston Malibu, who romped in last month's consolation, starts from post 1 with Allan Davis driving. Seafood Scrappy and Ross Wolfenden shows four thirds in his seven 2015 races for Seafood Delight and J,J&M Stable. Jim Morand will pilot Deborah Warnick's Popcorn Machine, a prelim winner two weeks ago and Bill Hall and trainer Brian Wright's Chrome Master, reined by Eddie Dennis, complete the starting line-up. The rest of the program spotlights filly and mare paces. A $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old distaff pace tops the regular program. Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie (Corey Callahan), JFE Enterprise and Triple D Stable's American Truth and Bob Bailey's Duneside Chella ,fresh from a 10-lengths 1:52.1 win last time, lead a field of nine starters. Also, there is a $14,000 distaff Winners-Over semi-feature featuring JFE Enterprise's Handsoffmycookie (Tony Morgan) and Foulk Stables' Valerya (Callahan), both winners last time out. The final 2015 DSBF $100,000 title is on the line Wednesday highlighting the top Delaware-sired two-year-old filly pacers. Prayer Session and Spunky Jack lead nine in the Wednesday feature, $21,000 Open/Handicap trot, on the regular card. There is no live racing on Thursday as horsemen enjoy the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

Beaten 26 lengths in her lone qualifier, TSM Money Dragon didn't generate a lot of wagering attention for her debut Monday at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows. But she blew up the tote board when she saved ground and scored at 127-1, returning $315.80 for $2 across the board. Dan Rawlings drove the daughter of Dragon Again-Tsmshowmethemonet for trainer Bob Krenitsky, Jr. and owner/breeder Ted Tomson. The big upset helped assure that the Pick 5 would go uncovered. Indeed, Tuesday's Pick 5 at The Meadows features a carryover of $1,908.23. Elsewhere on the card, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace also featured an upset when Hidden Land, the longest shot in the field at 11-1, moved three wide into the final turn and brushed wide through the stretch for Tony Hall to triumph in 1:52.3. Coffee Addict was second, 1/2 length back, with Ubettorbeturlife third. Brad Irvine conditions Hidden Land, a 4-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover-Armbro Ocasey who boosted her career bankroll to $122,707, for William Sartin and Mark Salerno. Dave Palone and Hall each piloted three winners on the 15-race program. Evan Pattak                              

Dr. James Robertson, the Ohio State Racing Commission's (OSRC) consulting veterinarian, announced at the OSRC monthly meeting on Nov. 18 that the first phase of the cobalt pilot study being conducted at The Ohio State University is complete. "A range of doses of intravenous cobalt chloride were administered to five healthy horses at weekly intervals," Dr. Robertson offered. "Blood and urine samples were taken for analysis and will continue to be taken in weeks to follow." The OSRC has partnered with veterinary clinicians and scientists from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and the Ohio Department of Agriculture Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL) in a comprehensive research study, which focuses on what cobalt does to a horse's system and its effects on racehorses. "Intravenous cobalt chloride, especially at the higher dosage levels, produced a rapid onset of clinical signs and had detrimental effects on a number of body systems including the cardiovascular system (hypertension, arrhythmias and tachycardia) and the renal system (bloody urine)," Dr. Robertson revealed. "These effects appeared to be transient," he continued. "Sample analysis and data collation will take place over the next few months." Kimberly A. Rinker  

The $120,000 Courageous Lady goes postward at this Friday evenings (November 27) harness racing meeting at Northfield Park. The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America's top 3-year-old-filly pacers and has once again attracted an impressive slate of talent. This year's Jugette winner, Sassa Hanover, will start from post three and has been named the 2-1 early favorite by Northfield Park Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting Dave Bianconi. A Courageous Lady victory would push Sassa Hanover's earnings in excess of $1 Million. The Ron Burke trainee has posted six victories this year, including a 1:49.4 win at Canada's Mohawk Raceway. Burke has given the driving assignment to national driving star Yannick Gingras. The morning line second choice, Triple V Hanover, has drawn the rail for trainer Brian Brown. She enters this event off a runner-up finish in the $120,000 American National at Balmoral Park and has career earnings approaching $200,000. Northfield Park's leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., has been named to pilot. Ron Burke and Brian Brown each have entered two fillies in Friday's featured event. Burke will also start Southwind Roulette, the 4-1 morning-line third choice with Matt Kakaley from post two. Brown will harness Somewhere Sweet for Aaron Merriman and carries a 10-1 morning line from post four. Below is the complete Courageous Lady field. PP  Horse  Trainer  Driver  Morning Line 1 Triple V Hanover Brian Brown Ronnie Wrenn Jr. 7-2 2 Southwind Roulette Ron Burke Matt Kakaley 4-1 3 Sassa Hanover Ron Burke Yannick Gingras 2-1 4 Somewhere Sweet Brian Brown Aaron Merriman 10-1 5 Bettor N Better Jeffrey Bamond Jr. Tim Tetrick 6-1 6 Band Of Angels Tony Alagna Ronnie Wrenn Jr. 12-1 7 Luck Be A Lindy Frank Antonacci Ronnie Wrenn Jr. 20-1 8 Purrfect Bags JoAnn Looney-King Victor Kirby 15-1 *Final drivers are due 9 p.m. on Monday, November 23. This year's Courageous Lady has been slated as race eleven on a 15-race program. A $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool has been added to the night. The guaranteed Pick 4 will begin with race eight and conclude with the Courageous Lady. Black Friday Prize Drawings will take place all night. Attendees could win $1,000 cash, a forty inch LED Insignia Roku television, and concert tickets in Hard Rock Live. Many electronics and household items will also be given away. Northfield Park's Lady Luck's Clubhouse Restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. The restaurant is featuring a special $19.95 Courageous Lady buffet. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 330-467-4101. Ayers Ratliff

East Rutherford, NY - After careful consideration and consultation with various horsemen, The Meadowlands will be suspending its rule limiting a trainer to two horses (other than any horse the trainer has campaigned since the horse's first start) in the Final of a stakes race.   "There had been concerns voiced to us in the past regarding any trainer having multiple starters in one stakes final," said Jeff Gural. "But after listening to the view points of several horsemen, we will suspend the rule going forward. In addition, with the horse population continuing to decrease, limiting the number of horses entered into some of our biggest races may not be in the best interest of the Meadowlands as a business. We will monitor this going forward and we certainly reserve the right to bring this rule back with 30 days notice, if we feel it is necessary."   The suspension of this rule is effective immediately and all trainers should be aware of this when submitting their nominations for our stakes events on February 15th. by Darin Zoccali, for the Meadowlands  

Pompano Beach, FL…November 22, 2015…Pompano Park hosted four F.S.B.O.A. sponsored Melvyn Aylor Memorial events for two year-olds with Gold Star Brianna, Rexamillion and Prairie Sweetheart taking the three non-wagering events and Gleneagles annexing the harness racing event on the pari-mutuel program. Gold Star Briana took the Aylor for the trotting fillies in 1:58.4—Wally Hennessey guiding the daughter of Basil to a 4½ length victory over the pacesetting Trotting Missmissy (Donald Dupont), that cut serious panels of :28.3, :57.4 and 1:27.4 before succumbing to the winner turning for home. Trottine Fool (Walter Ross, Jr.) was third, 26 ½ lengths away, while Mitzie and All Star Fame were next in the quintet, the latter doomed by a miscue at the start. Trained by Dan Hennessey for owner Kevin Kelly, Gold Star Briana has an unblemished record—six-for-six—thus far in her career, good for earnings of $34,638. Rexamillion, a gelded son of Proud Bushy owned by Richard Dunmire along with Jay and trainer Kim Sears, was a wire-to-wire winner for Bob Roberts, leading every step of the mile off of panels of :31.2, 1:01.2 and 1:31.2 before stopping the tele-timer in 2:01.4 for his fourth straight win. His winning margin was 2¼ lengths over Trottime Splendor (Wally Hennessey) with Fifty Fifty Ninety (Jason Mac Dougall) next. Savin Rock finished fourth while Proud Joe T picked up the nickel. Rexamillion now sports a 4-1-1 scorecard in six lifetime starts with earnings of $31,831. The final non-wagering Aylor Memorial for pacing fillies went to Prairie Sweetheart for trainer driver Mike Deters, who co-owns along with John Spindler and Laurie Poulin. This daughter of Royal Millennium, now undefeated in six lifetime starts, covered her mile in a lifetime best 1:53.3, pinning yet another defeat on another daughter of Royal Millennium, Caitlin’s Romance (Rick Plano) with Gold Star Love Bug (Walter Ross, Jr.) next. Diamond Lily was fourth and Gold Star Mysti fifth in the sextet of youngsters. Prairie Sweetheart now boasts earnings of $35,974. With the victory, driver Mike Deters improved on his lofty .889 UDRS coming in—that figure now approaching .900 based on a 13-4-0 record in 17 drives this fall semester. After the race, Deters had nothing but praise for his filly saying, “she’s been well within herself every start—even tonight with that 1:53.3 mile.. I’m kinda blessed to have a filly like this in the barn. But let’s not take anything away from Bob’s (trainer Barker) filly (Caitlin’s Romance). She’s a very excellent filly, as well.” Caitlin’s Romance has chased Prairie Sweetheart home in five straight events. The final Melvyn Aylor Memorial event was held on the betting card and, for the second straight week, Gleneagles, with Wally Hennessey in the bike, eked out a narrow photo finish win over arch rival Conman’s Dream (Jason Mac Dougall)—this time in 1:54.3, a new lifetime mark. This son of Mysticism, trained by Jim Mc Donald for the Pinhook Stable, zipped out of the gate from the outside seven post and carded panels of :27.4, :58.1 and 1:26.3 before a :28 finale held off Conman’s Dream—barely—the official margin a head. R Chism (Ed Hensley) was third while ICU Diamond T was fourth. Trottime Diamonds picked up the final award in the field of seven. Gleneagles now has a 5-1-2 scorecard in 10 starts with earnings of $45,048. As the 1 to 5 tote-board favorite, Gleneagles paid $2.60 to win. Many of these same combatants will be in action as the F.S.B.O.A. presents Super Night at Pompano Park next Sunday night. Also on Sunday night, the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace was contested with Bandolito making his South Florida debut a winning one for Kevin Wallis, who was in the bike for owner-trainer Jenny Bier. This outstanding five year-old son of Ponder earned his 10th win of the year in near gate-towire fashion, stopping the clock in 1:51.4. Starting from the outside post seven, Bandolito looped his way into the lead midway around the initial turn and carded fractions of :26.3, :55.2 and 1:23.3 before reporting home a winner by an unthreatened 1¼ lengths over Duc Dorleans (Donald Dupont) with Play It Again Sam (Dan Clements) just another nose back in third. Lyons Johnny, bottled up in the lane with nowhere to go, finished fourth while Next Thing Smoke’N closed to pick up the final award in the septet. The win was the 24th lifetime for Bandolito in just 57 starts, sending his career bounty to $423,110--$141,275 of that this year. As the even money tote-board favorite, Bandolito paid $4.20 to his many followers. The Florida Amateur Driving Club held two events on the Sunday night program with Celtic Merchant and Good Friend winding up in the winner’s circle. Celtic Merchant, the 12 year-old warrior with 40 lifetime wins and $334,502 in bounty coming into the action, made it 41 with a gate-to-wire win in 1:58.2 for Mitch “Sky” Walker, by far his seasonal best time. This 4 to 5 chance cut fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:26 before finishing three lengths clear of the 77 to 1 shot Starbux Eden (Jeff Schaefer) with Tymal Recap (Billy Muggleston) next. Owner and trained by Steve Oldford, Celtic Merchant paid $3.80 to win. Good Friend, with owner-trainer Tony Dinges in the bike, took top honors in the 4th race Pentafecta event, covering his mile in 1:59.3 and paying $15.00 to his faithful. The win was the nine year-old’s first success of the season and broke a dry spell of 29 races dating back to his last trip to the winner’s circle on November 19 of last year at Dayton. The win sent this nine year-old’s lifetime bounty to $334,134. Rel Cash Clown (Sky Walker) finished second while Lukie Duke (Jamie Marra) finished third. Good Feeling and Vari Forgetful were next, significant because not one single ticket was sold on the 1-4-5-10-3 Pentafecta necessitating a carryover into Monday night’s fourth race Pentafecta of $2,785 and a guaranteed pool of $7,500. Post time for Monday night’s card is 7:30 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park 

DOVER, Del. ---- The top 2015 Delaware-sired two-year-old filly trotter will be decided in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) championship while $2-million winning Wiggle It Jiggleit seeks his 21st triumph of the season in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination on a big Monday program, Nov. 23 at Dover Downs. Epic Smash looks for a duplication of last month's $100,000 Harrington final in the Dover Downs' $100,000 DSBF Final. A winner of four straight, Epic Smash leaves from post 1 for driver Pat Berry, trainer Traci Berry and owners Craparolla and Berry Racing. Her major rival is Jane Dunavant's Ciccada's Song, winner of the Virginia Stakes, driven by trainer Carlo Poliseno. She has won six of her seven races. Her only loss came when she broke stride early in the Harrington final, when odds-on favorite. Donald Marine's Miss Baltimore with driver Tony Morgan. And Iron Mine Branch's Chestnut Chic, piloted by Jim Morand have upset credentials. World champion sophomore gelding George Teague Inc.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit, reined by Montrell Teague, is one of three Delaware-owned starters in a one-race $35,000 elimination for next Monday's $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. The other First Staters are fast finishing Dude's The Man (Corey Callahan) racing for M&L Of Delaware, the nom de course of Ralph, Roz and Doug Paul, and their partner Victoria Dickinson. The third is Delaware-sired Remember Me VK , driven by Vic Kirby, for Robin West, Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt, who recently scored an impressive 1:50.2 win. Early this month, Wiggle It Jiggleit romped to victory in the $201,900 Matron Stake at Dover Downs. Among his fast challengers are Jeff Snyder's Dealt A Winner (David Miller), second in the Matron Final. Duane and Connie Roland start Roland N Rock (Jim Morand), an eight-time winner this year. Arque Hanover (Tim Tetrick) has the rail for Howard Taylor, Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stables. The sharp Badix Hanover (John Campbell) owned by Richard and Dale Julich, Rodeo Romeo (Andy Miller), racing for Bob Mondillo, Mike Day and Oompa's Farm, and Rock&Roll Stable's Americanprimetime (Tony Morgan) complete the lineup. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. The Monday Line-Ups at Dover Downs 8th Race -2YO Filly DSBF $100,000 Trot 1. Epic Smash Pat Berry 5-2 2. Princess Politics Wayne Long 25-1 3. Triple Bottom Line Jeff Fout 4-1 4. Miss Baltimore Tony Morgan 9-2 5. Press Corp Art Stafford Jr 20-1 6. Chestnut Chic Jim Morand 30-1 7. Unique Rosa Lene Corey Callahan 30-1 8. Cicada's Song Carlo Poliseno 7-5 -------------------------------------- 10th Race Hap Hansen Progress $35,000 Pace 1. Arque Hanover Tim Tetrick) 6-1 2. Remember Me VK Eric Goodell 8-1 3. Dealt A Winner David Miller 7-2 4. Dude's The Man Corey Callahan 5-1 5. Wiggle It Jiggleit Montrell Teague 8-5 6. Rodeo Romeo Andy Miller 15-1 7. Roland N Rock Jim Morand 25-1 8. Americanprimetime Tony Morgan 20-1 9. Badix Hanover John Campbell 8-1 Marv Bachrad

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, November 22, 2015 - Lone lass Dot Dot Dot Dash (Matt Kakaley, $24.20) engineered the harness racing upset Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. Assigned post position No,. 6 in the mile-and-a-quarter medley, Dot Dot Dot Dash lagged last in the early going as lone 3-year-old French Laundry (Dan Dube) two-moved to the lead (:29.2, :59.2). Red Hot Herbie (Brian Sears) was patrolling the pocket when 3-2 choice Luminosity (George Brennan) a hurry. Luminosity engaged French Laundry in and out of both a 1:29.2 three-quarters and 1:57.1 mile post (:27.4 fourth quarter) Meanwhile, Dot Dot Dot Dash had loosely tracked move of the favorite before ducking in a three-hole for a breather. It was Luminosity owning a short lead in and out of the final turn, but pre-Thanksgiving company was coming. A refreshed Dot Dot Dot Dash left the cones, angled widest and went by. He defeated a ground-saving Sumatra (Jordan Stratton) by a length-and-a-half in 2:27.1. Red Hot Herbie, Luminosity and There'sademoninme (Andy Miller) completed the cashers. For fifth choice Dot Dot Dot Dash, a 5-year-old daughter of Classic Photo owned by William Vandervort Jr. and trained by Shae Vandervort, it was her seventh win in 23 seasonal tries. The exacta paid $142, with the triple returning $1,673. Note that since no one took down the Sunday Pick 5, Monday's gimmick, which already has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, begins with a carryover of $2,649.08 (50-cent base wager, races 7 through 11, program pages at Also, Sunday props to driver Mark MacDonald, who won four races during the dozen-race card. Frank Drucker

CHESTER PA -- Robert Krivelin, last year's Amateur Driver of the Year for his third such title, won the 2015 "championship event" for amateur drivers on Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia, guiding Current Crisis to a drawing-away victory in 2:31.3 over 1¼ miles to take the $25,000 Delvin Miller Gold Cup in the season-long C.K.G. Billings Amateur Driving Series. Krivelin and Current Crisis were second to Jacks To Open and this season's leading amateur sulkysitter, Hannah Miller, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 11 days ago, and that's how the crowd sent them off on the tote, with Jacks To Open 1 to 5 from the rail and Current Crisis the 4 to 1 second choice from post seven. But an unexpected thing happened just past the ¼ pole, approaching the second turn of the added-distance event - Jacks To Open, sitting second to Whatnblazes (Bob Davis) just past the 30 quarter, looked to get a bit jammed up in the hole and made a break in stride, falling back to last, and never recovering adequately. After that unexpected turn, Whatnblazes got to the half in 1:01.1, soon to be joined by an onrushing Magglio, guided by 2013 Amateur Driver of the Year Steve Oldford, with Current Crisis and Krivelin on their backs. Magglio cleared nearing the 1:30.4 3/4s in front of the Philly paddock, but as Krivelin reaccounted afterwards, "I wasn't that concerned, because I knew this horse could go on a long way. He learned his lessons from (legendary Maine horsemen) Donnie Richards." And the altered son of Current Cast proved Krivelin correct, slowly but surely grinding within striking distance of Magglio by the 2:00.2 mile call, engaging him around the turn, and soon into the stretch going by en route to victory, 1 3/4 lengths clear of a resurgent Whatnblazes, with Magglio another length and a half back in third. (Jacks To Open made it back to sixth, six lengths off.) Krivelin's Hero Stables owns the winner, and Krivelin, also the trainer, noted one equipment change that may have been key - "After racing last week at Pocono, I decided to put aluminum (shoes) on him all around, and they helped today." So did having the three-time amateur champion, who added his title last year to previous wins in 2001 and 2012. Krivelin posted the 183rd win of a 20-year career, with 2015, which also included a $118.00 win behind Blintz at Pocono in July 19, becoming his second-winningest year as he notched his 16th seasonal victory with the Gold Cup win. The script of "owner/amateur driver getting his horse cover, then keeping him rallying after losing that cover" also applied in the $15,000 Delvin Miller Silver Cup Championship, as King's Cavalier and driver David Offenberg (who races under the name Allstar Stables LLC) proved strong in the stretch to post a clocking of 2:30.3 in an event also staged at 1¼ miles on a cold Philadelphia day, and with a stretch headwind. King's Cavalier, an altered son of Yankee Glide trained by Eric Abbatiello, drafted behind Casanova Lindy (2004-05 Amateur awardwinner Dein Spriggs), then kept going forward when that one ducked in down the backstretch. On the far turn Dreamsteeler (1997 champion Joe Faraldo) vacated the pocket he had sat behind Celebrity Stimulus (David Glasser), his fellow 2-1 choice, behind fractions of 30, 1:00.3, 1:30.1, and 1:59.3, but King's Cavalier, undaunted, continued gaining three-wide, going on to win by four lengths over Casanova Lindy, who rallied in the passing lane to take second over Celebrity Stimulus by a half-length. Afterwards, Offenberg noted, "In his last race at Pocono, a horse made a break, and I had to go three-wide before the half in the back of the pack, and had no chance from there. Here I could follow the horse and driver (Casanova Lindy and Spriggs) I was most concerned with, and today was our day and we won." It was the 49th career win for Offenberg, who began his Billings participation in 1998. FINISHING LINES - In addition to the Amateur Drivers of the Year noted above, one other competed at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday - 2010 Amateur  Driver award winner, Joe Bongiorno, now successfully pursuing a professional career and fresh off a dead-heat for first with Make Or Miss, who tied Dog Gone Lucky at the end of the $489,400 Valley Victory Final in a dead-heat world record-equaling 1:54, and a 12th race winner here with Allstar Legend. From the Press Box at Harrah's Philadelphia

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