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WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 15, 2018 -- Forced three wide prematurely when his cover stopped, Royaltyhasarrived roared wide through the lane to capture Saturday's co-feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Conditioned Pace. Royaltyhasarrived was following the first-over cover of Modern Reflection in pursuit of The Dark Shadow, who was enjoying an easy lead. When Modern Reflection stalled, Brady Brown was forced to swing Royaltyhasarrived further out. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Her Mattjesty gelding needed most of the stretch, but he nailed The Dark Shadow by a neck in 1:51.3. Atta Boy Dan, frustrated in his quest for $700,000 in career earnings, raced well for third. Steve Schoeffel trains Royaltyhasarrived, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $249,581, for Virginia Schoeffel and Kathy Schoeffel. In Saturday's co-feature, a $13,000 Conditioned Trot, Bella's Punkett, aided by the early break of 1-2 favorite EZ Passer, rolled to a front-end score in 1:55.1 for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owner Howard Taylor. The 6-year-old daughter of Super Punk-Nubella extended her career earnings to $122,154. Jim Pantaleano, Burke and Palone each fashioned a triple on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the program features a pair of rich total-pool guarantees -- $25,000 for the Pick 5, $7,500 for the Pick 4 -- as well as $2,072.40 jackpot in the Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 13, 2018 -- He's battling back from an injury that forces many horses to retire, but if Atta Boy Dan wins Saturday at The Meadows, he'll achieve a significant milestone -- $700,000 in career earnings. He'll go from post 5 in race 8, a $13,000 Conditioned Pace, with Mike Wilder aboard. Since Atta Boy Dan enters the contest with a lifetime bankroll of $693,802, only a win will get him to $700,000. First post is 1:05 PM. A 9-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding, Atta Boy Dan sold for a more-than-respectable $70,000 as a yearling but had limited stakes success, winning a PA Stallion Series split and earning checks in other events. After Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC acquired him privately in 2013, he began putting together his sparkling resume. "We got him as part of a package deal," recalls trainer Ron Burke. "He turned out to be worth more than the rest of the package combined." In 2015-16, he won 26 races and more than $450,000. He took his mark of 1:48.4 at Pocono in 2015. That same year, he won at The Meadows in 1:49.1, fastest ever by an older gelding. (He shares that mark with Escape The News and Reggiano.) But sometime after his Jan. 23, 2017 victory at The Meadows, disaster struck in the form of a broken coffin joint. He managed only four more starts last year and five so far this year. "With that coffin joint bad, it's had for him to push off," Burke says. "He's had numerous flare-ups, so we've had to shut him down a number of times. I would never race him lame. I'd like to be able to give him eight or nine starts in a row and get a better feel for him. Right now he's a little overweight, so we're letting him race himself into shape." Although he's without a win since that Jan. 23 victory last year, Atta Boy Dan has shown some promising signs, including two seconds and a third in his most recent outings, beaten no more than 3/4 lengths. Burke indicates he has no plans to instruct Wilder to take it easy on the gallant gelding. "He's raced a couple weeks in a row now, and he's starting to get it back," Burke says. "I think he can still rough it." Saturday's card offers a number of attractive wagering opportunities, including a pair of total-pool guarantees -- $10,000 for the Pick 5 (races 9-13), $7,500 for the Pick 4 (races 4-7 -- as well as a $1,864 jackpot in the Super Hi-5 (race 13). by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

HONESDALE, PA - On Sunday and Monday, the Wayne County Fairgrounds in this far northeastern of Pennsylvania towns staged the first half of their unique doubleheader - they have their "two-day Sire Stakes meet," permissible at five locations under Pennsylvania law, and then on Wednesday and Thursday they will have the "agricultural fair meet" two-day harness racing stand. The two-year-olds proved to be a bit quicker than their three-year-old counterparts in terms of accomplishments lining up against previous standards, with two divisional track records equaled on Monday, while Sunday's three-year-old competition naturally produced the faster raw times. It didn't take long for the Honesdale record book see its first alternation Monday, as in the opening contest the Western Terror-Tootsie J freshman pacing gelding Way To Close reported home in 2:01.4 for trainer Todd Schadel, co-owner with Christine Schadel. But it was not Todd in the sulky behind the winner, as he handled stablemate Motive Hanover, who finished second, while Roger Hammer drove the new standard sharer - fitting in that Roger campaigned the first of the division's standardbearers, Artist's Falcon, when that colt entered the annals two years ago. The other horse equaling a Honesdale standard was the Muscle Massive - Missing Dough trotting filly Touch Of Dough, who ran her fair record to three wins in five starts by trotting her mile in 2:07, equaling the local mark first reached by AJ Peyton Rose in 2009. Eric Neal, who drove five winners at the meet, guided the baby for his father Randal and the Neal Racing Stable LLC. The real star of the day, and the meet, was two-legged - Todd Schadel. The Schadel barn sent out seven of the eleven winners on the Monday card, with Todd guiding five of them; Vivid Photo co-owner Hammer handled the other two, and Todd finished second behind him in both incidences. Combined with a trainer/driver triple on Sunday, Todd's two-day totals were 18-10-4-1-.697 as a trainer, while on the sulky side his stats were 18-8-6-1-.648. The sophomores on Sunday produced a pair of magic miles, with the Real Artist gelding Cirrus De Vie the only PA fair horse to have six wins as he continued his undefeated twicearound ways with a 2:00 mile. Trainer/driver Roger Hammer co-owns the in-form sidewheeler with Vicki Fair. Last year Cirrus De Vie had four seconds and two thirds behind Venier Hanover, who was sensational at the fairs at two; this year Cirrus had finished ahead of Venier in five straight starts - but Venier finally drew apart from Cirrus this week, and he celebrated by not only winning but by going a tick faster than Cirrus De Vie. Trained/driver Dave Brickell, co-owner with Mitchell York, is certainly hoping this win may augur a change of 2018 fortune for the winning son of Well Said. Fastest sophomore trotter was the Donato Hanover gelding Show Me The Magic, making his first fair start of the season a successful one in 2:03.3 while in reign to Drew Chellis. Todd Schadel's father Bruce is the trainer and owner of the sophomore, who has now won two of his last three. Honesdale will now draw on Tuesday for its Wednesday-Thursday "second meet"; there was a draw Monday for fair action on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Greene County Fair in Waynesburg PA, 358 miles from Honesdale (and Dave Palone's hometown). From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After toying with his rivals last week, Likely To Win has a target on his back against some freshly qualified foes Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash card with the Melissa Rennie trained Likely To Win pegged as the morning line favorite in the race 9 featured event. Adam Merner drives the son of Western Terror for Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young and Lester Campbell, along with co-owner Jeffrey Campbell of Alberta. Leaving from post 3 in Thursday's $2,000 featured pace, Likely To Win is fresh off a 1:56.1 win last Thursday in Charlottetown but has some returning faces to go bridle-to-bridle with this week. Dial The Bossman is makingthe first start of his four-year-old season in the Thursday night feature from post 2 for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Tom Weatherbie, while Machinthesand is making just his second start of his nine-year-old campaign from post 5 with Ken Murphy at the reins. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of Likely To Win to make a return to the winner's circle. "Likely To Win comes into this one off an impressive win where he was perfectly rated by Adam with all quarters in 29 seconds," MacIsaac said. "He might be headed back to the front again and if he gets there without being used too hard we won't rule out a repeat." Other entries include The Big Bite (Driven by Kenny Arsenault), Keep Coming (Corey MacPherson) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell). The top distaffers on the East Coast line up in race 8 for the first $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace of the season. Atlantic Aged Pacing Mare's champion Brodys Leona will have rail control in the contest with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Kerry Taylor, while Malabrigo has the support of classifier Gerard Smith as the morning line favorite from post 4 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. West River Ambyr ships in from Nova Scotia into post 3 for driver Steven Shepherd and new trainer Harold Shepherd while Shadows Mystery (Gilles Barrieau) makes her first start back on red soil after racing the Ontario Circuit late in 2017. The action packed program also has the first trot race of the season in race 7 with Freddie the undisputed favorite saddled with post 7 in the $1,600 Open Trot. Campbell trains and drives the son of Majestic Son for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Other top entries include Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Holy Molie Maggie (Walter Cheverie). For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 30, 2017 — Safe From Terror won for the 18th time this year when she drew off late to capture Monday’s $20,000 harness racing filly & mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. After stretching out Tessa Seelster and Spreester before yielding the early lead, Safe From Terror roared to the top at the three-eighths for Jim Pantaleano and had little trouble thwarting the first-over challenge of Tempus Seelster. The 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror-In A Safe Place prevailed in 1:52.4, 2-1/4 lengths better than Fox Valley Charm, while Tempus Seelster persevered for show. Bruce Riegle trains Safe From Terror, who extended her career bankroll to $853,457, for Winchester Baye Acres. Dave Palone piloted three winners, including a pair for trainer Ron Burke, on the 13-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas III and Arlene Paisley's Terror At Night ($12.80, Allan Davis) was a 1:53.3 winner in the $16,000 harness racing mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. There was a calvalry charge for the early lead, but when the dust settled, Terror At Night was the early leader through an opening quarter mile in 27 seconds. The seven pacers marched to the half mile in 56.3 and three-quarters in 1:25.1. Terror At Night held off pocket sitting Matinee Dragon to the wire for a narrow win. Purrfect Bags was third. Trained by Les Givens, it was the third win of the year for Terror At Night, a 4-year-old Western Terror mare. Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie ($8.20, Art Stafford Jr.) won her second in a row on the undercard in a $10,000 pace for owner/trainer Gary Ewing. Allan Davis won four races on the program. Jon Roberts had a driving triple. Matthew Sparacino

Dash Of Danger with harness racing driver Jim Meittinis in the bike won the featured pace ($9,000) at Tioga Downs on Monday (August 21) Dash Of Danger (Western Terror) would take over just before the first quarter and control all the fractions, :27.2, :57.0, 1:24.4, 1:52.3. The favorite Jacksrluckytoo (Mike Merton), would make a late charge but fall just short to finish second. Team Captain (Corey Braden ) would finish third. Dash Of Danger ($6.30) is owned by Richard Mishkin and trained by Jimmy Cruise Jr. The 4 year-old would win for the eighth time this season and the 14th time in his career. Red hot Jim Meittinis, would win two more on the night. First win came with R Chism ($9.40) and the last victory was with Ey Cowboy ($12.60). Joe Skowyra would get a training triple. First with Rebel Jet ($7.20) and driver Jim Taggart Jr. Second with Thespywholovedme ($37.20) and driver Aaron Byron. The last win was with Believe This Romeo ($43.40) and driver Mike Merton. Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Friday night (August 25) at 6:50. It will Corntastic weekend at Tioga Downs. The racing card scheduled for Monday (August 28) is cancelled. For more information go to John Horne for Tioga Downs

West Liberty (Western Terror) prevailed in the $9,500 Friday harness racing feature for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Following a second place finish last week when dismissed at odds of 12-1, West Liberty again received little backing by the betting public on Friday night when she wound up getting away fourth in the five-horse feature for distaffers. Driver Jimmy Devaux activated the Bruce Bentley-trained mare heading towards three quarters and West Liberty surged right past the race's favorite Her Own Land (Mark Beckwith). West Liberty, who paid $22.00 to win, stopped the timer in 1:53.3, the fastest win time of the year for the six year old mare. Sometimes Graceful (Wally Hennessey) came on for second as she hit the board for the fifth consecutive time in the class while Her Own Land had to settle for third. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post. Mike Sardella

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Agent Q moved alongside leader Brazuca on the final turn and pulled away from the field to win Saturday's $165,700 Mistletoe Shalee for harness racing 3-year-old filly pacers by two lengths in a stakes- and track-record equaling 1:48.4 at the Meadowlands. Idyllic Beach finished second and Awash was third. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Agent Q and driver David Miller were fourth in the race's early stages as Brazuca led the fillies to the opening quarter in :26.4 and half in :54.3. By that time, Agent Q was on the move first over and was a quarter-length from the lead when the field reached three-quarters in 1:21.4. Agent Q's time equaled the track and stakes record set by Dancinwiththestarz in 2010. "She's just been unbelievable the last few weeks," co-owner Bill Rochetti Jr. said. "It's so fun to watch." Agent Q has won five of eight races this year and earned $379,124 and her victories this season also include the Lynch Memorial. For her career, she has won eight of 18 races and finished worse than third only once on her way to banking $817,828. The daughter of Western Terror-Teenage Paige, trained by Chris Ryder, is owned by Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing and Robert Muscara. Agent Q paid $2.60 to win. Agent Q By Ken Weingartner  

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Agent Q and driver David Miller made a sustained first-over drive pay off in Saturday's (July 1) $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for harness racing 3-year-old female pacers, taking the lead coming off the final turn and pulling away from the field in the stretch to win by three lengths in 1:51 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Caviart Ally, a 196-1 longshot, finished second and 14-1 Brazuca was third.   Agent Q, the 8-5 second choice behind favorite Tequila Monday, was fourth on the first turn as Idyllic Beach battled with Brazuca for the front. Idyllic Beach got the lead in a :26.1 opening quarter-mile, but it wouldn't be long before Agent Q came calling.   "I expected there would be some horses to leave," Miller said. "In the first turn they were going too hard to try to retake and my mare is pretty game so I took my shot coming first over.   "I felt good (on the final turn). My mare still had a nice hold of me. Yannick (Gingras with Idyllic Beach) had just asked his filly and I was getting to her pretty easy. I thought we were going to be in good shape unless somebody off the back got us. But she raced well. She's very sharp right now."   Agent Q, a daughter of Western Terror out of the mare Teenage Paige, has won four of seven races this year and earned $297,931. It was her first win in an open stakes final after second-place finishes in this year's Fan Hanover Stakes and Lismore Pace and last year's Breeders Crown and She's A Great Lady. The setbacks in the Fan Hanover and Breeders Crown were both by a nose.   For her career, Agent Q has won seven of 17 races, finished second nine times, and earned $736,635. She is owned by Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Robert Muscara. She is trained by Aaron Lambert.   Agent Q     James M. Lynch Memorial Consolation   The Western Ideal filly YS Tallia, in the pocket early, looked shuffled out of contention in the $50,000 Lynch consolation as favored Roaring To Go made a big move in the :27.1 third quarter to gain a sizable lead, with gapping two-wide horses forcing YS Tallia to wait for clearance.   The filly was still four lengths out in midstretch, but driver Simon Allard kept after his charge as Roaring To Go tired, and he and YS Tallia crossed the wire first by a half-length in a lifetime mark of 1:51.4 over a track that had just been upgraded to "good." Roaring To Go held on for second, 1-1/2 lengths ahead of the Pocono Pike-using Risky Romance.   YS Tallia, a Rene Allard-trained daughter of Western Ideal out of Bolero Tallia, has won two of seven races this year and earned $41,890 for breeder/owner Yves Sarrazin (the "YS" in YS Tallia). She was unraced at age 2.   YS Tallia     Jerry Connors

On Saturday night, we recognized forty years of service for Skip Carlson at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The man who has worn many hats at the harness racing track throughout the decades had a race in his honor. The Open Pace was the "Carlson Classic" and went for a purse of $20,000. A field of just six participated as defending Pacer of the Year Artful Way was scratched out of the event. The race's 4-5 betting favorite Betterlatethnnever (Western Terror) moved out to the early lead but set sizzling fractions in order to make it to the top. After a first quarter in 26.3 and a half in 55 seconds flat, the Heidi Rohr trainee braced for even money shot Long Live Rock (Wally Hennessey) who just last week won the feature in 1:50.4. Those two squared off in the stretch in a terrific battle with Betterlatethnnever holding off his foe by the slimmest of margins in a mile clocked in 1:50.1. That win time matched the previous mark set by Artful Way as the fastest of the year at Saratoga. It also served as a new lifetime mark for the eight year old pacer who is in the midst of his career year, winning five straight and ten on the season thus far. Betterlatethnnever was driven to victory by Frank Coppola Jr. Long Live Rock came up second best while Race Me Rocky (Phil Fluet) earned the show spot. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time set for 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

Former track champion and harness racing driver Jim Marohn Jr. captured the $12,000 Open Pace with Knocking Around (6.10). Sing For Me George (Corey Braden) would take charge to the first quarter. Owned by David McNeight Jr. and trained by Courtney McNeight, Knocking Around would take the lead just before the half. The 7 year-old Western Terror gelding would battle Sing For Me George all the way to the three-quarter mark. Knocking Around held off the late charging Andreios Kardia (Aaron Byron) to win in 1:51. Quality Closer (Rick Dane) would finish third. Live action returns to Tioga Downs on Friday starting at 6:50. For more information go to our website John Horne for Tioga Downs.

LEBANON, OH. - Safe From Terror (Dan Noble) returned to her customary winning ways on Friday night (April 28) in the $20,000 Mares Open I Handicap at Miami Valley Raceway. It was the 18th win in 2016-17 and 30th of her harness racing career, boosting her lifetime bankroll to $715,207. The 5-year-old Western Terror lass worked hard to get the front end during a :27.3 initial quarter, then cruised through middle fractiions of :55.2 and 1:23.3 before closing in :28.2 and holding favored Jerseylicious (Chris Page) at bay in 1:52 flat. A Little Starstruk (Aaron Merriman), who was last week's winner, rallied for a show finish. Winchester Baye Acres LLC owns Safe From Terror, who was sidelined for a month recently. She is trained by Mike Conklin. Town Temptress (Jason Brewer) captured a $16,500 Open II for mares on the same program. The 5-year-old Artiscape mare enjoyed a second-over trip through a driving rainstorm until tipping three-wide for the stretch drive and passing Shesasmokinlady (Ray Paver Jr.) and holding off Kiss Me Onthebeach (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) in 1:53.3. Steve Bauder conditions Town Temptress for Gail and Robert Sanders. The talented lass won two of her last three starts at Dayton Raceway in 2016 and has now won two of her first three 2017 starts at Miami Valley. Due to severe weather, including major lightning in the area for a prolonged period, the final five races on the Friday night program were cancelled. Gregg Keidel    

The elevated Trots Country Cups Championship has crowned a fitting harness racing winner with Dean Braun’s cups king, Im Corzin Terror, standing alone after the 25-cup season. The championship, which for the first time gifted $25,000 to winning connections, sits snug on Im Corzin Terror’s record, with the Western Terror nine-year-old having won the Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup and placed in four of his other six cup starts to amass 11 points, one clear of Hectorjayjay and Milly Perez. “He deserves to win it,” Braun said. “There are some really nice horses going around in these races, but he was really competitive and maybe a little unlucky not to win another.” With retirement plans on the table the championship could provide a fitting finale for Im Corzin Terror’s terrific career. Snapped up by Braun from New Zealand early in the 2012-13 season, then part-owner Pauline McColgan was a little unsure about the four-year-old’s prospects. “Dean picked him out from New Zealand, I must add after his first start I was a little unsure,” she said. “He looked like he was always about to gallop because he is a bit of a funny pacer.” But Braun was adamant. “He was very funny gaited but he gave me a really good feel when I trialled him and since then he has exceeded all expectations.” His 2013-14 season saw his first dalliance in a Victorian country cup, winning at Maryborough and then adding victories at Bendigo and Terang to finish second in that year’s premiership, just two points shy of prolific competitor Arber. The 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons saw him finish equal third in the championships, adding wins at Maryborough, Ballarat and Hamilton. And then this year he advanced to the top step, adding a seventh career country cup from 30 starts, which have seen him amass 47 championship points (four are given for a win, two for second and one for third). “He’s been one of those horses who are about a rung below the very best and the country cups have been a really good niche for him,” Braun said. “He had won about $30,000 when I took him over and is now over $500,000 and been great for us.” And he’s been a joy to own, according to Ms McColgan, whose decision to increase her stake from an initial part-owner to outright owner has been well rewarded. “He always tries,” she said. “When I bought him I wasn’t expecting him to go on and earn what he has, but the cups are great. Some have great prizemoney and they are great racing.” And this latest premiership win may just be the perfect finishing note for Im Corzin Terror. While Braun said plans for the nine-year-old weren’t “100 per cent, he has done a good job and has been a good horse” and if the trainer felt it was time to draw the curtain on his racing career he would. Ms McColgan agreed. “It looks like he might be retired now,” she said. “He will go out for a spell and I can’t see us bringing him back. He will live out a peaceful retirement on the farm. He’s such a lovely little horse.” Trots Country Cups Championship leaders: Im Corzin Terror 11, Hectorjayjay 10, Milly Perez 10, Major Secret 9, Cruz Bromac 8, Cardon Merger 8, Flaming Flutter 8, My Kiwi Mate 8. Michael Howard (HRV Media/Communications Co-Ordinator)

WILKES-BARRE PA - The Western Terror gelding Dash Of Danger - and his driver - emerged with top honors during the opening night of the 2017 Bobby Weiss Series at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday, with "Dash" winning in 1:51.4 to knock a tick off his lifetime best, set last week.   The Ron Burke-conditioned four-year-old, owned by the partnership of Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and Marc Reynolds, had to overcome the tough tuck-then-first-over trip, but he had more than enough power in the lane in winning by 2¾ lengths.   Dash Of Danger's driver, Matt Kakaley, was the human star of the night, as he posted six winners. He had gotten the card off to a spectacular start by reining home the longest shot on the board, Threeupthreedown, to a $119.20 payoff in the Early Double opener, then came right back with another of Burke's three winning charges on the night, Migrate Blue Chip, to complete a very rare "9-9" Double worth $501.80.   Other male Weiss winners in their first round preliminary divisions, like the ladies' worth $15,000 each, were Highalator and My Three Sons. Highalator, a Somebeachsomewhere colt out of the $900,000-winning world champion Higher And Higher, now has six wins in a row after a 1:54.4 - 56.3 - 28.1 engine effort for driver Victor Kirby and trainer Jenny Bier, who also co-owns the promising sophomore with co-breeder Charles Dombeck.   Kakaley was originally listed to drive the Real Desire four-year-old gelding My Three Sons, but he stuck with another Burke trainee, Art N Music, and settled for third, just a neck off, behind the 1:53.2 winner, who came from third-over to edge Dakota Jack by a nose for driver David Miller and owner/trainer Anette Lorentzon.   In the three Weiss cuts for distaffs, Miss Jones was impressive in what looked like the most competitive section, taking a new mark of 1:53.4 in front of Corey Callahan for trainer Joe Holloway and the ownership of Crawford Farms Racing, Val D'Or Farms, and Ted Gewertz. The Bettor's Delight filly opened a big lead, then had more than enough to withstand previously-unbeaten Chat Snap by a length on the money.   The brothers Allard, driver Simon and trainer Rene, posted five victories on Saturday's Pocono card and came back Sunday with four triumphs, one of them with the American Ideal mare I Deal In Kisses. The winner moved to the lead past the quarter and went on to equal her lifetime mark of 1:53.3 for Allard Racing Inc.   Driver Victor Kirby took another trip to the Pocono winners circle after guiding the Dragon Again filly Rewind Again to victory in 1:54.1, earning her a new speed badge by 2/5 of a second. Rewind Again, an easy wire-to-wire winner, ran her record to 3-for-4 this year and 5-for-8 lifetime for trainer Gary Simpson, co-owner with Eric Good.   Pocono's next program will be on Tuesday night, when three divisions of trotting females will open up their Weiss Series preliminary action.   PHHA / Pocono  

WILKES-BARRE PA - The Western Terror filly Chat Snap, already entered in the first leg of her division of the $750,000 Bobby Weiss Series Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showed that she should be tough to beat with a victorious prep race five days prior to her first Weiss start, winning a $14,000 contest at The Downs Tuesday in 1:55.2 over a sloppy harness racing track.   With a well-strung-out field, driver Andrew McCarthy was able to wait in fourth with Chat Snap, and when given her head approaching the ¾, the filly took her cue, motoring right up to gain the lead before the top of the stretch. From there she methodically drew clear of her field, winning by 4¼ lengths.   Chat Snap is now undefeated in three lifetime starts, including a 1:52.3 - 26.3 victory to her credit, and she has the look of a tough filly in the making for trainer Nifty Norman and owners Enzed Racing Stable Inc. and Misty Miller.   Just how tough this filly is may be discovered in the first Weiss leg for pacing distaffs this Sunday, as Chat Snap will be starting from post six in a field of eight against what may be the best-balanced of all the $15,000 Weiss divisions Sunday. The females will do battle in races 5, 11, and 12, while the males will face off in races 6, 8, and 10.   PHHA / Pocono    

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