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The Albion Park Harness Racing Club will play host to a strong ten race program this Saturday night. And again punters have the chance to win big with gambling giant UBET offering a massive $200,000 guaranteed trifecta pool on the opening race. Yes, a guaranteed $200,000 trifecta pool! The 1660m mobile start event has drawn together a competitive field with a number of runners boasting winning chances including the ideally drawn One Eyed Terror who starts from the inside gate for trainer/driver Peter Greig. A winner of 24 races at the home of harness racing in Queensland, One Eyed Terror has had little luck at his past two starts but was placed here three starts ago behind Galactic Eagle in a time of 1:54.0. The Western Terror – Sweet Shania gelding possesses early speed and should be in the firing line from the outset. Former New Zealand pacer Magical Mel is drawn directly behind One Eyed Terror and although his recent form has been patchy, he is expected to be a sharp improver from the draw. Prepared by leading mentor Grant Dixon, Magical Mel has been winless since claiming the Listed $25,000 Flashing Red, a stand-start feature last May. Others that command respect include The Brazen Jasper, Mickey McRooney, Blue Eyed Suzie, Arma Legend, Im Born To Rule and Audrey Maree. UBET are also offering several other jackpots throughout the program including a $50,000 trifecta carryover on the opening race. A guaranteed $25,000 Quadrella pool is also slated; the quaddie will be staged on races 2, 3, 4 & 5. Most legs of the quaddie appear open and loaded with chances which could easily provide value for punters. Check out Racing Queensland form analyst Darren Clayton’s thoughts on the program The first of 10 races is scheduled to start at 5.40pm. Contact the club on (07) 3262 2577 or via the website at or simply drop an Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 06 February 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 06 February 2016

Im Corzin Terror added a sixth Victorian country cup to his harness racing resume on Sunday at Hamilton in Victoria’s south-west. In front of a bumper crowd the eight-year-old Dean Braun-trained pacer overcame a 20-metre handicap to win the Matthews Petroleum Hamilton Pacing Cup over 2660m in fast time. Im Corzin Terror’s mile rate of 1:57.7 was just 0.3secs outside Restrepo’s track record mark set last year. Driven by Greg Sugars, Im Corzin Terror made his move with over a lap to go, moving to the breeze outside leader Keayang Cullen – the favourites 1-2 at the bell. When Sugars pushed the button Im Corzin Terror put Keayang Cullen to the sword and no other challengers emerged thereafter, Im Corzin Terror cruising to the line to score a 7.5m win over Tasmanian longshot The Majority, who benefited from a ripper Mark Yole drive, with Charlie Machsheen a bold third for Craig Demmler. “He felt like a winner a long, long way out,” Sugars said. “He was the best performed horse in the race today and over the trip. I was always pretty confident.” Im Corzin Terror will head towards the A.G. Hunter Cup but could still line up in next weekend’s Ballarat Cup. He’s the reigning cup champion at Bray Raceway. He has won cups at Hamilton, Ballarat, Terang, Bendigo, and twice at Maryborough. The Majority ran a mighty race at big odds in second place, trailing the leader Keayang Cullen before jumping on to the back of Im Corzin Terror at the home corner. Charlie Machsheen loomed large at the top of the straight and ended up third, 8.8m behind the winner, while Macho Comacho – a stablemate of the winner – ran fourth and the well-backed Jadahson was sixth. Keayang Cullen finished last with punters keeping an eye on the veterinarian’s report to see if that brings an explanation. Earlier on the card Emma Stewart-trained Kingofthestars (Sportswriter/Kirrilee Joy) took out the Western District Employment Agency 3YO Pace with Nathan Jack in the sulky. The colt rated 1:56.5 and won by 8.1m over Soho Madeleine. Kingofthestars will head towards the Victoria Derby. >> Video – relive Im Corzin Terror’s ultra-impressive Hamilton Pacing Cup win WINNERS’ BREEDING/OWNERSHIP Matthews Petroleum Hamilton Pacing Cup IM CORZIN TERROR (By Western Terror out of Corzanello) Owner: Pauline McColgan Breeders: C. McGowan, J L Smolenski, D J Smolenski. Cody Winnell Harness Racing Victoria

Pompano Beach, FL...January 6, 2016...The "swan song" for Precocious Beauty, now on her way into a new career as a broodmare, was spoiled on Wednesday night at Pompano Park in the $12,000 Open Handicap for the harness racing mares when Safe From Terror, driven by Matt Romano, slipped through along the pylons a sixteenth out to score a victory measuring three-parts-of-a-length over Precocious Beauty, with Doug McNair in the bike. Just A Bee and Mike Micallef teamed up from the outside nine post to garner show honors while Wild Wanda and Arodasi picked up the final two awards in the field of nine. As the wings folded, Safe From Terror was away very alertly from post two with Precocious Beauty (post four) on the engine, as well, with Just A Bee surging up from the outside to secure a close up spot in third ahead of Wild Wanda and Arodasi. Around the opening turn, Precocious Beauty assumed command and took her rivals through a hot opening panel of :26.4. With no challenges developing during the second quarter, Precocious Beauty was able to get a :29.3 breather to reach the half in :56.2. Right at that half-way station, Wild Wanda was on the move and sprinting seriously on the backside, denting an official :26.4 third panel-hers being :26.2-and moved within a length of Precocious Beauty at the third station in 1:23.1 with Safe From Terror sitting chilly along the pylons turning for home. In the lane, Precocious Beauty drifted out ever so slightly allowing Safe From Terror the room to roam along the inside to secure the win in 1:51.3. After the event, driver Matt Romano said, "Lulu's (trainer Luanna Besson) mare has been very good the last couple of starts, especially the last one where she paced home in :27.3. "Tonight, she proved her mettle and, with a picture perfect journey, was able to get the job done. Ya know, she's won almost a half million (dollars) so you know that she's got talent." Owned by Winchester Baye Acres, Safe From Terror, a four year-old daughter of Western Terror, won for the 13th time in 35 lifetime starts to send her career bounty to $489,622. Overlooked at 15 to 1 on the tote-board, Safe From Terror paid a handsome $32.00 mutuel to her $2 backers. Precocious Beauty, meanwhile, was certainly not disgraced by her performance this night and closes out her brilliant racing career with earnings of $838,004 to go along with her mark of 1:50.1. In the $9,500 supporting feature for mares, Velocity Vespa, driven by Kevin Wallis for trainer Chris Oakes and owner Susan Oakes, scored a gate-to-wire win in a lifetime best 1:50.4, cutting panels of :26.1, :55.1 and 1:23 in the process. This six year-old daughter of I Scoot Hanover, pinned a 4¾ length defeat on Art Frenzy (Aaron Byron) with Sandysgoldenhour (Ricky Macomber, Jr.) third, 6¾ lengths away. Jinxy's Delight finished fourth while De Vins Girl picked up the nickel. Velocity Vespa now sports a 23-12-12 scorecard in 98 lifetime starts good for $172,987. As the 3 to 5 choice, Velocity Vespa returned $3.20 to win. Racing continues on Saturday night with a Super Hi-5 carryover of $14,651.17 awaiting. Post time is 7:30 p.m. NOMINATIONS DUE FOR POMPANO LATE CLOSERS With the Late Closer season continuing at Pompano Park, a reminder that the following nominations are due by January 15, 2016 as outlined below: Event #1.  “The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park” Open Pacing Series Nominating Fee: $1,000 due January 15, 2016 First Leg………Sunday, February 14, 2016….Purse: $12,500G Second Leg….Sunday, February 21, 2016….Purse: $12,500G Third Leg……..Sunday, February 28, 2016….Purse: $12.500G FINAL…………..Saturday, March 5, 2016………Purse: $75,000A Estimated Final Purse: $100,000 Note: To be eligible to the Event Final, horses must start in at least two legs. (Winners over $200,000 in 2015 NOT ELIGIBLE)   Event #2. “The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park Open” Trotting Series Nominating Fee: $1,000 due January 15, 2016 First Leg……….Monday, February 15, 2016….Purse: $12,500G Second Leg….Monday, February 22, 2016….Purse: $12,500G Third Leg……..Monday, February 29, 2016.…Purse: $12,500G FINAL…………..Saturday, March 5, 2016………..Purse: $60,000A Estimated Final Purse: $80,000 Note: To be eligible to the Event Final, horses must start in at least two legs. (Winners over $200,000 in 2015 NOT ELIGIBLE)   Event #3. “The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park” Fillies and Mares Open Pacing Series Nomination Fee: $1,000 due January 15, 2016 First Leg………Saturday, February 13, 2016….Purse: $12,500G Second Leg…Saturday, February 20, 2016….Purse: $12,500G Third Leg…….Saturday, February 27, 2016….Purse: $12,500G FINAL…………..Saturday, March 5, 2016…………Purse: $60,000A Estimated Final Purse: $80,000 Note: To be eligible to the Event Final, horses must start in at least two legs. (Winners over $200,000 in 2015 NOT ELIGIBLE)   Event #4. “The Tweedle Dum” Trot Nomination Fee: $500 due January 15, 2016 (Claiming $20,000) First Leg……….Tuesday, February 16, 2016…..Purse: $10,000G Second Leg….Tuesday, February 23, 2016…..Purse: $10,000G FINAL……………Tuesday, March 1, 2016………..Purse: $12,500A Estimated Final Purse: $20,000 Note: Base claiming price for both legs and final is $20,000 (Any horse claimed from series does not receive points earned by different connections)   Event #5. “The Baron Lancer” Pace Nomination Fee: $500 due January 15, 2016 (Claiming $20,000) First Leg…………Sunday, February 21, 2016….Purse: $10,000G Second Leg……Sunday, February 28, 2016….Purse: $10,000G FINAL…………….Saturday, March 5, 2016……….Purse: $12,500A Estimated Final Purse: $20,000 Note: Base claiming price for both legs and final is $20,000 (Any horse claimed from series does not receive points earned by different connections)   Event #9. “The Chucaro Ahijuna” Trot Nomination Fee: $300 due January 15, 2016 (Claiming $10,000) First Leg…………Wednesday, January 27, 2016…..Purse: $7,000G Second Leg……Wednesday, February 3, 2016…...Purse: $7,000G FINAL……………..Wednesday, February 10, 2016…Purse: $9,500A Estimated Final Purse: $15,000 Note: Base claiming price for both legs and final is $10,000 (Any horse claimed from series does not receive points earned by different connections)   Event #11. “The Central Park West” Pace Nomination Fee: $250 due January 15, 2016 (Claiming $8,000) First Leg……………Saturday, January 30, 2016……Purse: $6,500G Second Leg………Saturday, February 6, 2016……Purse: $6,500G FINAL………………..Saturday, February 13, 2016…Purse: $8,500A Estimated Final Purse: $14,000 Note: Base claiming price for both legs and final is $8,000 (Any horse claimed from the series does not receive points earned by different connections)   Event #12. “The Midnite Hardy” Pace Nomination Fee: $250 due January 15, 2016 (Claiming $8,000) First Leg…………..Monday, February 1, 2016……Purse $6,500G Second Leg……..Monday, February 8, 2016……Purse $6,500G FINAL……………….Monday, February 15, 2016…Purse $8,500A Estimated Final Purse: $14,000 Note: Base claiming price for both legs and final is $8,000 (Any horse claimed from the series does not receive points earned by different connections)   Event #15. “The Battleground” Trot Nomination Fee: $200 due January 15, 2016 (Claiming $6,000) First Leg…………Wednesday, February 17, 2016….Purse $5,500G Second Leg…….Wednesday, February 24, 2016…Purse $5,500G FINAL……………..Wednesday, March 2, 2016……….Purse $7,500A Estimated Final Purse: $12,000 Note: Base claiming price for both legs and final is $6,000 (Any horse claimed from the series does not receive points earned by different connections) All payments should be made payable to PPI, Inc. and sent to: Greg DeFrank, Racing Secretary Racing Office, Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park 1800 SW Third Street Pompano Beach, FL 33069 by John Berry for Pompano Park                      

DOVER, Del. ---Atta Boy Dan gave Yannick Gingras his 5th win of the night scoring a 1:49.4 harness racing victory in the $30,000 Open/Preferred Handicap Monday, Dec. 28 at Dover Downs. Sweet Rock notched a 1:50.2 success in the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap co-feature. For the 18th time this season, Atta Boy Dan recorded a victory in the $30,000 feature race, the fifth of the night for driver Yannick Gingras and second on the program for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. The Western Terror-Droplikeitshot Gelding had been racing and winner all over the Northeast since the fall winning his second of his last three starts and fifth in his last nine bringing his season record to 18 wins, 6-times second with four thirds making a 33 starts and 28 in-the-money efforts in 2015. Bushwhacker (Corey Callahan) saw a two race win streak end with a second-place finish with Dapper Dude (Vic Kirby) third. Phil Your Boots was scratched. Sweet Rock and Allan Davis made good use of starting from post 1 scoring a 1:50.2 triumph wire-to-wire in the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap. Mustang Art (Brett Miller) was second best with Don't Ya Know (Gingras) third. The win was the second for Davis driving for trainer Wayne Givens and owners G.P.Calloway, R.A. Hazzard and Legacy Racing. In the $18,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Open Handicap, the fastest clocking on the fast 15-race card came when Howard Taylor's Major Uptrend, conditioned by Doug Lewis, negotiated the mile in a lifetime best 1:49.1. It was the Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding's 12th win of the year upping his season's bankroll to $147,595 Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Adventure Bound with Gingras at the controls never looked back in a 1:50.2 decisive victory take a $12,000 Male pace. Dedi's Dragon (Kirby) was second in front of Fancy Colt (Tony Morgan). The Camluck-Unchained Speed gelding reached three digits for the season with earnings of $100,595 and $525,434 in his career. Driver Gingras, trainer Burke, and owners Burke Racing, and Weaver Bruscemi struck earlier adding owner RTC Stables, as Speed Again (Gingras) rolled home in 1:50.3 to win a $14,500 Male Winners-Over pace. Papa Ray (Davis) was second with Soto (Kirby) third. An altered son of Dragon Again-Sand Speed, the six-year-old won for the fifth time this season lifting his lifetime earnings to $889,535. Blazing Bobby Sox won for the third straight start scoring in 1:51.1 to win a3,4&5-Year-Old male pace for Art Stafford and son trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr. A four-year-old gelding by prolific The Ponderosa-Liamatters, he has won four of his last five starts. Roll Big (Callahan) and BigSecret (Jonathan Roberts) were second and third respectively. $21,000, TWO $15,000 DISTAFFS, ELLIES JET N SEEKS 7TH STRAIGHT Shine N Shimmer, last week’s distaff winner, and veteran Paradise Lost, steps up after a victory, lead the $21,000 Mares Open Handicap pace, the Tuesday, Nov. 15 feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Invader Ellies Jet N puts six straight North America win streak on the line.  Post time 4:30 p.m. Howard Taylor’s Shine N Shimmer trained by  Doug Lewis with Corey Callahan driving, trainee has won of her last six starts including a near-miss second is program favorite in the nine female field. Fashion Showdown with Ross Wolfenden, finished second, a head back last week. Bob Bailey’s sharp Duneside Chella, driven by Marcus Miller, was a close third. . Bay Pond Racing’s Hearts N Flowers with Allan Davis has won two of last three races. Bob Winkleman’s hard hitting Paradise Lost raced most of his win a week ago on the outside before getting up for the win. Jim Morand will drive this time. Mike Casalino’s Double Joy, a second-place finisher in her last three starts will be driven by Allan Davis from post 2. CC Racing’s Tyra, with Vic Kirby, leaves from post 9 in the second tier. The other contenders are Randall Bendis and Tom Pollock’s Montenegra, piloted by Brett Miller, Handsoffmycookie, a $1.3-million winner has the rail with Tony Morgan driving. There are pair of $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Fillies and Mares paces on the 15-race card. In one, Ellies Jet N (Art Stafford Jr.), unbeaten in her six races since arriving from New Zealand for owners Evans, Spedden, Parker and Nanticoke Racing, and stakes seasoned Girlofyourdreams (Montrell Teague), is fresh from a win last week. These two starters have drawn inside posts. Plyncardswitroddy (G.Dennis) notched a win last week for George & Tina Dennis and Ask W Stable. Lady Beth (Wolfenden) won her second straight last Wednesday for owners Lorie and trainer Paul Davis. In the other $15,000 division, Nick Surick and Engel sables’ Luvniecestopieces (M.Miller), the only filly in the field, makes her first December start while  Don Reed, Jim Tessmer and trainer George Wagner (Ty Davis). Stakes seasoned Girlofyourdreams (Montrell Teague), owned by The Wiz Kids Stable, Ava Destruction (B.Miller) racing for Melissa Cabot and Dennis Olsen and the sharp Sweet Bobbie (Callahan) leaves from post 8 for owner-trainer Gary Ewing, lead the eight-horse field. Marv Bachrad  

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has named its 2015 award winners, as voted on by the organization's harness racing members. Atta Boy Dan, owned by Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, has been named Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Atta Boy Dan won 10 of 13 starts at The Meadows during the season en route to more than $225,000 in earnings. He paced his best mile in 1:49.1, a track record for aged pacers. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, a 6-year-old son of Western Terror.   Trotter of the Year honors went to the horse also named 3YO Colt/Gelding Trotter of the Year, Chef Lee. Owned and trained by Norm Parker, the Cantab Hall gelding was 8-for-12 locally, earning more than $165,000.   Two-year-old honors went to Toddler Tantrum, Danika P, Major Matter and Goodtogo Hanover.   Toddler Tantrum (Western Terror) was named the top freshman pacer of the year, winning four of seven local starts for owners Don Tiger, Birnam Wood Farms and Seth Rosenfeld. Tim Twaddle trains Toddler Tantrum.   Danika P, by Yankee Cruiser, was the 2YO filly pacing champion, winning one of six for the Burke Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and the M1 Stable. Ron Burke trains Danika P, who took a mark of 1:55.4.   Major Matter, a gelding by Explosive Matter, who split time between sire stakes and fair stakes, was named the top freshman male trotter for the season. Owned by trainer Rick Beinhauer along with his wife, Regina, Major Matter was 3-for-5 at The Meadows, taking a mark of 1:57.2.   The top 2YO filly trotter was Goodtogo Hanover, trained by Bill Zendt. A two-time winner at The Meadows during the summer, the Explosive Matter filly is owned by Zendt in partnership with Gary Saul.   Joining Chef Lee as the top sophomores for the year were Royaltyhasarrived, Fashion Rocker, and Manhattan Miss.   Royaltyhasarrived (Western Terror) was named the top pacing colt for owners Virginia and Kathy Schoeffel and Mike Munn. A five-time local winner during the year, Royaltyhasarrived is trained by Steve Schoeffel.   Fashion Rocker, a daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, was named 3YO Filly Pacer of the Year, winning four of 10 starts at The Meadows for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Bethann Palone. Ron Burke trains. Acadia Farms, Marty Wollam and George Berlin own Manhattan Miss, the top sophomore trotting filly. Wollam trains the daughter of Broadway Hall, who earned five Meadows wins in 2015. Do Me Honor, by Cheyenne Rei, was named the top older pacing mare, retaining the title she also earned in 2015. Owned and trained by Bill Bercury, the 7-year-old won six races for the season and banked over $116,000 locally.   Dunn Stable's Classicality, a five-year-old by Classic Photo, was the top older trotting male, winning four races and banking more than $110,000 for trainer Lisa Dunn.   The top older trotting mare was Whata Donato, owned by Frank Poerio. Whata Donato, a 5-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover, was a winner of eight races for trainer Doug Snyder.   The MSOA congratulates all of this year's divisional champions.   Jeff Zidek  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A hard-hitting field of Open pacing mares will go toe-to-toe in the top-pacing event on the Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 12:30 PM for the 13-dash card with the Open mares competing in the race 9 Willow Warrior retirement pace for a $2,350 purse. Sam is the favourite with Jason Hughes training and driving for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S., from post 2. The four-year-old daughter of Dragon Again has been exceptional since relocating to the East Coast with seven straight wins in her first seven starts, then tasting defeat last week for the first time at the hoofs of Ramblinglily. With that foe out of the picture, Sam has been installed as the race favourite by classifier Gerard Smith and race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Her undefeated local streak finally came to an end last week but there's no shame in losing to the one that beat her," MacIsaac said of Sam. "Be prepared for her to start a new one." Also in the field is U.S. invader Taylor Rei with post 1 for trainer Bo Sowers and driver Marc Campbell. The seven-year-old daughter of Cheyenne Rei was racing at Scarborough Downs and Bangor Raceway in Maine. Other entries include General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Sendmeasign (Kenny Arsenault), Best Risque (Walter Cheverie) and Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson). The race will also see the official retirement ceremony for four-year-old mare Willow Warrior, who was a regular with this group until she was involved in a race accident in July at the Summerside Raceway and made one start back this fall before her connections decided to hang up her harness. Regular driver Mark Bradley will parade the Western Terror mare one last time before the Open Mares race. Willow Warrior was trained by Brendan Curran for owner Alby Curran of Alberry Plains. The top conditioned pace of the day lines up in race 12 with eight pacers facing off for a $2,100 pot. Bazillion rides a two-race win streak into the event for trainer Trevor Hicken and owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall with Brian MacPhee handling the driving duties. The Village Jolt gelding will have to overcome the outside post eight while handling a group of seven foes including post 2 starter The Big Bite (Arsenault) and post 6 contender Motorino (Terry Gallant). The trot class on the card goes to the gate in race 4 with Osprey Impact favoured from post 5 over Howmacs Pride (Arsenault) and Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau). Osprey Impact is coming off a qualifying win for owner-trainer-driver Paul Larabee in the eight-horse field. SUNDAY CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Dominant. That's the only word to describe All Turain's performance in last three races. The six-year-old son of Tell All has been unbeaten lately racing the best currently lining up on Canada's Eastern seaboard and will try his luck again Sunday afternoon preferred at Red Shores Charlottetown. First race post time is 12:30 PM for the 11-dash card with All Turain being assigned the outside post 9 in the race 10 feature race for a $2,350 purse. Corey MacPherson will hold the lines of the streaking pacer for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is all over All Turain to get the job done a fourth time in a row. "When a post position is assigned that should tell you just how much better a horse is than his rivals at the present time," MacIsaac said of All Turain. "He's sitting on three in a row and looking for four." Also in the field are Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault), Painted Desert (Mark Bradley) and Mach Wheel (Walter Cheverie). The open trotters put their noses on the gate in race 4 on the card. The $1,950 event has Caliban Hanover narrowly favoured over Holy Molie Maggie from post 5 and 6, respectively in the field of half-a-dozen. Caliban Hanover will have Cheverie in the bike for trainer Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall, while Gary Chappell will handle Holy Molie Maggie for owner-trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell. The trotters have been taking turns visiting the winner's circle in recent weeks and will have four other foes in Neal (Brian Andrew), I Aint No Lady (MacPherson), Majian Chester (Jim Ripley) and Parkhill Jugernaut (Ambyr Campbell). For entries, results and race programs go to By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

Mister Skitter (Western Terror) moved up into the featured pace for the first time on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Don Sherman trainee set a lifetime mark set last week when he went wire-to-wire in 1:52.1 with Austin Siegelman in the sulky. This week, he moved up into the $13,000 Winners Over Pace which was the evening's feature. Mister Skitter sat the pocket to Southwind Terror (Mark Beckwith) and cruised past him in the stretch to record the win in 1:52.4. For Mister Skitter, a nominee for Three Year Old Pacer of the Year at the track this season, it was victory number eight on the season. He paid $8.30 to win. The race's favorite Drunken Desire A (Bruce Aldrich Jr) came on to finish second and completed an exacta that came back $27.40 while Southwind Terror held on for third. The triple returned $93. The win was one of three on the night for reinsman Austin Siegelman. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Favored Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $4.80) held off the other 7-5 shot Ideal Cowboy (Jason Bartlett) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned inside their four rivals, "Cowboy," then "Terry" both found front quickly. Take it Back Terry gained the lead right at the :27.1 opening quarter mile. From there, it was a 55.4 half and 1:23.3 three-quarters as Lucan Hanover (Brian Sears) took out of third. Take it Back Terry owned a length-and-a-half into the lane, then held Ideal Cowboy-chauffeur dropping whip and all-at bay by a half-length in 1:50.4. The Real One (Pat Lachance) rallied from last to grab third, with Lucan Hanover and E Z Noah (Brent Holland) settling for the remainder. Dream Out Loud N (Tyler Buter) was outrun. For Take it Back Terry, a 6-year-old Western Terror gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Phil Collura, it was his 13th win in 29 seasonal tries. The exacta paid $10, with the triple (three wagering favorites in order) returning $27. Frank Drucker

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 20, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan continued his outstanding 2015 season Friday at The Meadows, capturing the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace for his 17th victory in 31 starts this year. Atta Boy Dan was pushed by the parked-out Cammikey to a demanding 26.2 opening panel. But when Dave Palone gave the 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding a 29 second-quarter breather, he had plenty left to discourage challengers. Atta Boy Dan scored in 1:50.2, 2-1/4 lengths better than the first-over Unlocked, with Dew N Doughnuts a rallying third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who now boasts $447,592 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano collected four wins and Eric Goodell three on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Chester, PA - It was a beautiful mid-November afternoon on Sunday (Nov. 15) at Harrah's Philadelphia, with plenty of sun, and the temps in the middle 50's at post time. The featured event of the afternoon was a winner's over $25,000 lifetime pace, going for a purse of the same amount. The heavy favorite was Rene Allard trainee E Z Noah (Brett Miller). The 6-year-old gelded son of Western Terror was coming into the day a winner of two of his last three at Yonkers vs. similiar competition. He was forwardly placed right from the start from post 3, taking the lead before the quarter. He set fractions of :26.3, :56.1, and 1:24.1 on the front-end. He faced a middle-half challenge from Badix Hanover (Corey Callahan), who he was able to put away at three-quarters. The fresh challenger however, was pocket-sitter Dream Out Loud N (Pat Berry) who scorched up the passing lane to defeat the favorite by one length. The final time was 1:52. Dream Out Loud N. ($19.40) won for the 24th time in his career for the Muscara Racing Stables and trainer Darran Cassar. E Z Noah settled for second, while Just A Jolt (Tim Tetrick) closed up the cones to finish third. Although the winner's over pace was the richest race on the card, it wasn't the fastest. Howard Taylor's Major Uptrend blazed the trail to the tune of a 1:49.3 clocking in race 6 on the card, a non-winner's of $15,700 in their last 5 races on the pace. The 4-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere took the lead mid-way around the first turn and never looked back, setting fractions of :26.3, :54.3, and 1:21.4. He is trained by Doug Lewis, and was driven by Corey Callahan. With four wins on the Sunday card, leading Harrah's Philly driver George Napolitano Jr. maintained his lead in the national driver standings over Aaron Merriman 772-751 heading into Monday's action. Napolitano Jr. will be in action Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Merriman will be in double-header action Monday at The Meadows and Northfield Park. by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $2.30) did his damage inside at the harness racing meeting on Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Open Handicap Pace. After pole-assigned E Z Noah (Brent Holland)-himself chased along to catch gate-stuffed everyone in behind, "Terry", from post position No. 5, and Mach it So (Jason Bartlett), were nestled second and third, respectively. "Noah" led through intervals of :27, :55.3 and 1:23.1 before Mach it So took his shot. E Z Noah maintained a short lead into the lane, but Take it Back Terry had a rare rendezvous with the passing lane and went by. The final margin was a length in a season's-best 1:50.3. E Z Noah held second, with Mach it So, Alberto Contador N (Tyler Buter) and Big N Bad (Eric Carlson) coming away with the remainder. Mach's Beach Boy (Pat Lachance) was outrun. For Take it Back Terry, a 6-year-old Western Terror gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Phil Collura, it was his 12th win in 28 seasonal tries. The exacta paid $10.20, with the triple returning $26. Brennan's pair of wins Saturday raised his career number to 8,997. Sunday racing returns today/tomorrow (Nov. 8), with first post at 11:15 AM. Frank Drucker

Vernon, N.Y. -- Twenty harness racing 2-year-olds contested a quartet of John Simpson Memorial events on Friday (October 16) evening at Vernon Downs, with driver Chris Lems capturing two of the four stakes races on the night's 12-race card.   In the $25,080 Bret Hanover for pacing colts and geldings, Lems and Toddler Tantrum ($3.00) made an early push to the fore, drawing clear of pocket rival Cenovis (Jim Marohn, Jr.) on the far turn and holding off a late bid from War-n-Munn (Jimmy Whittemore) for a 1:54.4 triumph over sloppy going. Don Tiger and Birnam Wood Farms own the son of Western Terror, and Jessica Okusko handles the training duties.   Lems would have to wait until the eleventh race to complete his stakes double, sweeping late to a narrow victory in the $23,492 Razzle Hanover for pacing fillies with Major Millie ($25.00). The daughter of Art Major tracked the top pair through a relaxed early pace, swinging wide off the far turn and charging late to collar Cut and Paste (Marohn) and Wine Snob (Mike Simons) for a 1:55.2 victory. Erv Miller trains Major Millie for Howard Schneidler's KDM Stables.   On the trotting side of the docket, Dan Daley trainees swept the top two spots in the $25,680 Super Bowl for colts and geldings. Smalltownthrowdown ($7.00, Daley, part of entry) took advantage of a pocket trip, holding off his entry-mate Royal Bachelor (Fern Paquet, Jr.) for a 1:57 triumph. The son of Cash Hall is owned by the partnership of Daley, Crawford, Lombardo, and Brenner.   In the $23,492 Davidia Hanover for trotting fillies, Radiant Beam ($4.40) pulled the pocket and kicked clear for a 3-1/2 length triumph. Jim Marohn, Jr. drove the daughter of Holiday Road to a 1:58.4 victory for trainer Andrew Harris and owner Arrhythmic, LC, defeating Dame Edna (D.R. Ackerman) and I Will Take Credit (Daley).   In the evening's overnight feature, a $7,000 top-level conditioned trot, Margaret and Amy Butler's J A T O ($2.50) earned his 24th career win in 26 starts, holding off a late challenge from Write That Down (John MacDonald) in 1:54.2 by a handy 1-1/2 lengths. Chris Lems handled the driving duties of the 3-year-old Big Apple Deli colt for trainer William Okusko.   Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 17) evening, with the first of 11 races due off at 6:45 p.m. Eastern time.   by James Witherite, Vernon Downs

Batavia, NY---Wicked Elphaba started slow but finished strong to take the harness racing $10,000 Open mares pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Oct. 14). Wicked Elphaba (Ray Fisher Jr.) quickly found herself with a ten-length deficit when Aurora Borealis (Kirk Desmond), Seascape Hanover (John Cummings Jr.) and Country Delight (Jack Flanigen) all battled for the lead in a brisk :27.1 quarter. From there, Seascape Hanover took the front and cut the mile while leaving Country Delight hung out to dry. As the group passed the half and moved towards five-eighths, Fisher pulled Wicked Elphaba and brushed strongly up the backside. At the three-quarter pole, Wicked Elphaba tipped three-deep around the fading Country Delight, drew even with the front-running Seascape Hanover, and then flew by to take the lead. The mare paced away down the lane to win by three lengths in 1:56. It was the fifth win of the year for Wicked Elphaba ($9.20) and the first in the top class for distaff pacers at this meet. The winners share pushed her 2015 earnings to $25,873 for owner Tanah Merah Farms. The 5-year-old Western Terror mare is trained by Ryan Swift. Drew Monti had a grand slam on Wednesday night, taking pictures with Climate Hanover ($2.80), Missevil ($9.70), R T Lange ($32.20) and Diditagain Hanover ($26.00). Shawn McDonough and Dave McNeight III both had doubles on the card as well. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Friday (Oct. 16) at 6:35 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, Batavia Downs Media Relations  

Safe From Terror, surprise winner of the Pennsylvania Sires Stake championship at 45-1, abandoned her ambush tactics and made short work of the field in a division of Monday's $69,000 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Somewhere Sweet captured the other division of the stake for harness racing 3-year-old pacing fillies. After her PASS triumph, Safe From Terror scored yet another upset with a late rally in the Nadia Lobell. In the Keystone Classic, however, Matt Kakaley switched gears and sent the daughter of Western Terror-In A Safe Place to the front at the quarter pole. She prevailed in 1:53.3, 1/2 length better than her stablemate, Southwind Roulette, with Dobre Povedane third. "She was the best in there, so I didn't want to take any chances," Kakaley said. "She was very good -- that was easy for her. She's a sweetheart to drive. She'll do whatever you want." Ron Burke trains Safe From Terror, who won for the 11th time this year and pushed her career bankroll to $482,742, for Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45 and J&T Silva Stables. Somewhere Sweet triumphed in 1:51.1, just a tick off Weeper's stake record, but couldn't separate herself from the stalkers, forcing Aaron Merriman to get after her late. "She paced strong into the stretch," Merriman said, "but when I pulled the plugs, she actually kind of sat down. She maybe didn't want me to pull them." Somewhere Sweet downed Angel Or Terror by a length while Kays Dragon Lady earned show. Brian Brown conditions the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Sweet Work Of Art, who soared over $200,000 in lifetime earnings, for Miller's Stable. $91,800 Keystone Classic -- 3-Year-Old Filly Trotters Kelsey's Keepsake and Smokinmombo each took a division of Monday's companion feature, a $91,800 Keystone Classic for sophomore filly trotters. Kelsey's Keepsake was fourth down the backside when Joe Bongiorno sent her after the leader, Murderers Row. Despite competing off a sickness scratch, she blew by and drew off to win by 5 lengths in 1:55.2 for trainer Robert Bongiorno and owner Carly Roman. Avalon Hall was second with Kirsi Hanover third. "First over is her best game," Joe Bongiorno said. "We knew she had this race coming up, and once she scoped a little sick after she trained, we wanted to scratch her, get her healthy and get her ready for the stake." Smokinmombo hadn't won since Aug. 20, but she quarter-poled to the top for Merriman and scored in 1:55.3, 2 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Matter Hatter. Global Ice completed the ticket. "She got a little rough on me in the Hambletonian Oaks and a few starts after that," said Chris Beaver, who trains the daughter of Explosive Matter-Horizontal Mombo and owns with Synerco Ventures and James Gallagher. "I think it's straightened out, but she's not great on a big racetrack. She'll go to a couple stakes at Hoosier Park." In the $24,800 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Better Caviar took advantage of a backside shootout between Tamarind and Monte Cristo Spur and zipped by in the stretch to win in 1:55.1 for trainer/driver David Wade. Sixteen Mikes rallied for second, a neck back, while Monte Cristo Spur saved show. Gerald Brittingham, Kelley Rogers, William Peel III and Wade own the 7-year-old son of SJ's Caviar-Better Credit, who now boasts $162,485 in career earnings. The Keystone Classic series concludes Tuesday at The Meadows with a pair of stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings -- a $69,750 pace and an $89,800 trot. Headliner is millionaire Wakazashi Hanover, who currently ranks third among all Standardbreds in seasonal earnings. First post is 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 2, 2015 -- Dismissed at 37-1, Toddler Tantrum blew up the tote board Friday at The Meadows when he roared by the favorite in the lane to capture a Keystone Classic division at The Meadows. The $108,000 stake for harness racing 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Fernando Hanover and Allie's Cruiser taking the other splits. Toddler Tantrum saved ground for most of the mile and trailed the 1-5 favorite, Ideal Jimmy, by 4 lengths turning for home. But the son of Western Terror-Ubetterthink Think brushed wide through the lane for Eric Goodell and scored in 1:53.2. Bank Shot Hanover rallied for second, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Ideal Jimmy, weary from an extended first-over move, saved show. "I really thought he had a chance," said Tim Twaddle, who trains Toddler Tantrum for Don Tiger and Birnam Wood Farms. "This was the toughest division on paper, and I thought he'd need some luck to win. But he was outstanding. He'll go to the Simpson at Vernon Downs, and that will be it for him this year." Sent off at 8-1, Fernando Hanover got the jump on favorite Sam McSmith when he pulled the pocket down the backside for Mike Wilder and defeated his rival by 6-1/2 lengths in a career-best 1:52, fastest of the stake. Early leader Blake North finished third. "He felt very nice in the two hole; I was hoping he wasn't playing possum with me," Wilder said. "With the conditions today, windy and cool, I thought that was a heckuva mile." Ron Burke conditions the Dragon Again-Fashion Ecstasy gelding, who collected his first stake victory, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Frank Baldachino and JJK Stables. Burke notched another Keystone Classic victory when the pocket-sitting Allie's Cruiser kicked by the favorite, McDave, in the stretch to down him by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:54. Safensound Hanover earned show. "He's a little more aggressive than he was early in the season, but I've loved this colt," said winning driver Dave Palone. "I think he'll make a top 3-year-old. He has a great attitude, and he's great gaited." Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables and Larry Karr campaign the son of Yankee Cruiser-Santastic's Filly. $122,800 Keystone Classic, 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trotters Southern Cross, Major Matter, Iron Mine Bucky and Treasure Keys K each took a division of Friday's co-feature, a $122,800 Keystone Classic for freshman colt and gelding trotters. Southern Cross hadn't been on the lead at any point in his three-race career, but he blasted to the top for Aaron Merriman and broke his maiden handily in a stake-fastest 1:56.4. Nathaniel was second, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Mr Right third. "They told me he might be a little grabby in the post parade; he was pretty grabby all the way around," Merriman said. "But his gait is flawless. He dragged me right out of there, and I let him do his thing." Ake Svanstedt trains Southern Cross, a Donato Hanover-Temple Of Heaven gelding, for Vanersol Inc. Iron Mine Bucky converted a pocket trip to victory in 1:57.1 for George Dennis, and he also may have punched his ticket to a pair of rich late-season stakes. "He's come a long way," said Greg Haverstick, who trains the son of Explosive Matter-My Foolish Dream for Iron Mine Branch. "He's getting better, faster, stronger. He has the Breeders Crown and the Matron, and if George says he's good enough to go, we'll go." Cufflink Hanover was second, 1-1/2 lengths in arrears, while Can We Have Fun completed the ticket. When Alexander Hanover drifted off the pylons down the backstretch, Major Matter shot through the opening -- a bold yet risky move that paid off when Major Matter defeated Alexander Hanover by a length in 1:57.2. Roccos Tacos was third. "If a man moves over, I'll certainly try to take advantage of it," said winning trainer/driver Rick Beinhauer, who bred and owns the Explosive Matter Tahiti Springs gelding with Regina Beinhauer. "You could have got two horses up inside. I'll take my chances when I get them." Goodell and Burke each enjoyed a four-bagger on the 15-race card. Monday's program at The Meadows feature a pair of Keystone Classics for 3-year-old fillies -- a $91,800 trot and a $69,000 pace. The card also offers a $10,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4, races 4-7. First post is 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 25, 2015 -- Competing at The Meadows for the first time since Aug. 1, Atta Boy Dan showed his customary fondness for his home track as he survived a wicked 26.3 opening panel and captured Friday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace. Atta Boy Dan's travels took him to Harrah's Philadelphia, Scioto Downs and Charlottetown, where he finished second in the final of the Gold Cup and Saucer. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding was as sharp as usual at The Meadows, winning a three-ply battle for the early lead and rolling home in 1:50.1 for Dave Palone. Long shot Dealin Dan shot the Lightning Lane for second, 2-1/4 lengths back, with Mattamerican third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who now boasts $410,192 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners and Mike Wilder three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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