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The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2014 inductees. A total of 14 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame.   Wando and Horatio Luro are among the three horses and four people representing Thoroughbreds. Rocknroll Hanover and Wally Hennessey are included on the list of three horses and four people representing Standardbreds. The Thoroughbred Inductees are: Male Horse Category:  Wando - bred and owned by Gustav Schickedanz, Schomberg, Ontario Female Horse Category:  Apelia - bred and owned by Steve Stavros, Knob Hill Stables, Newmarket, Ontario Veteran Horse Category:  Cool Mood – owned by David Wilmot, Kinghaven Farms, King City, Ontario           Veteran People Category:  Horatio Luro – Argentine-born trainer of Northern Dancer           Jockey Category:  Robert Landry - Toronto, Ontario           Builder Category:  William (Bill) Graham - owner of Windhaven Farms, Caledon, Ontario and Lexington, Kentucky           Builder Category:  Arthur Stollery, owner Angus Glen Farms, Unionville, Ontario The    Standardbred Inductees are: Male Horse Category:  Rocknroll Hanover – bred by Hanover Shoe Farms Inc, Hanover, Pennsylvania. Owned by Jeffrey Snyder of New York, New York; Lothlorien Equestrian Centre, Cheltenham, Ontario; and Perretti Racing Stable, LLC, Cream Ridge, New Jersey.            Female Horse Category:  Dreamfair Eternal – bred by Mary and John Lamers, and owned by John Lamers,                 I ngesoll,      Ontario Veteran Horse Category:  Albatross – bred by John E Wilcutts, Aberdeen, North Carolina; Charles A Kenney, Lexington, Kentucky; Elizabeth B Peters, Wilmington Delaware; and Mark Lydon, Abington, Massachusetts.  Owned by Hanover Shoe Farms Inc. Hanover, Pennsylvania; George Segal, Versailles; Castleton Farm, Lexington, Kentucky; Hal S Jones, Montgomery, New York           Trainer/Driver Category: Wally Hennessey, Coconut Creek, Florida           Builder Category: Dr. Ted Clarke, Elmira, Ontario           Builder Category:  Robert Murphy, Vancouver, British Columbia           Communicator Category:   Bill Galvin, Mississauga, Ontario    T        The seven Thoroughbred representatives in the 2014 class include: Wando, one of only seven horses to ever win the Canadian Triple Crown was Canada’s Horse of the Year in 2003 for breeder owner Gustav Schickedanz, an honoured member of the CHRHF.  Trained by Mike Keogh, with Patrick Husbands as his primary jockey, the Langfuhr son retired from racing with 11 wins, eight of them in stakes, in 23 starts and earnings of $2.5 million.  He began his career as a stallion in 2006, first in Kentucky before returning to his birthplace in 2011. Wando’s progeny have earnings in excess of $5.2 million and include Grade 1 winner Turallure.   Apelia, a very fast filly owned and bred by Steve Stavro's Knob Hill Stable, was named Canada's Sovereign Award champion sprinter in 1993.  Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Phil England, she won half of her 24 career starts and was a stakes winner at the highest level for three consecutive years.   A winner in New York, Kentucky, New Jersey, as well as Ontario, Apelia was ridden by Hall of Fame jockeys Larry Attard and Don Seymour in all her races except one.  Apelia is the dam of champion mare Saoirse. Cool Mood, herself a daughter of Northern Dancer, won the 1969 Canadian Oaks for Hall of Fame Builder D.G. Willmot, and went on to become one of Canada's most influential broodmares. In fact, she produced two fillies who in turn, would both produce Canadian Triple Crown winners. Her daughter Shy Spirit was the dam of Izvestia, and daughter Passing Mood was the dam of With Approval. The latter is an equine member of the Hall of Fame along with his half-brother, Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold. Argentine-born trainer Horatio Luro, nicknamed “El Gran Senor” was hired as a trainer by E.P. Taylor and was best known in Canada for training Northern Dancer in 1964, 50 years ago.  During his career, Luro trained 43 Stakes winners including three Queen’s Plate winners. Named Canada’s outstanding jockey in 1993 and 1994, Robert Landry’s stats over a 29 year riding career include 17,656 mounts with purse earnings of $69.7 million and over 2,000 wins.  Of note was his 1999 Atto Mile win on Quiet Resolve, as well as the 2004 Queen’s Plate aboard Niigon.  He rode five consecutive Canadian Champion two-year-old fillies from 1996-2000.   The 2003 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award winner for lifetime achievement as a jockey, Landry has also made significant contributions to the promotion of racing, including participating as a board member for LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.  W. (Bill) D. Graham has been an integral participant in the horse racing industry for almost half a century as an outstanding breeder, owner and racing executive.  He is the owner of Windhaven Farms which operates in both Caledon, ON and Lexington, KY, and has bred many Sovereign Award-winning horses throughout his career including the 2012 Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured.  Graham also bred U.S. Grade I winner Joyful Victory who was victorious in the 2013 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita.  Arthur W. Stollery was the owner and breeder of two of Canada’s most celebrated racing stars, both CHRHF inductees:   Kennedy Road, named after the location of his Unionville based Angus Glen Farms, dominated Canadian racing for three years.  He was named Champion 2-year-old in 1970 and again Champion as a 3 year-old the following year; 1971. This was followed by more accolades including Canadian Horse of the Year in 1973.  Kennedy Road was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000 and has a stakes race, which is contested annually at Woodbine, named after him.  Laurie's Dancer, named after Stollery’s daughter, was an outstanding racing daughter of Northern Dancer. She captured the Canadian Oaks in 1971 on her way to being named Canada's Horse of the Year. During that season, she was also victorious in the very prestigious Alabama Stakes at Saratoga.  Laurie's Dancer was enshrined in to the Hall of Fame in 2006.            Standardbred inductees include: Rocknroll Hanover banked more than $3 million during his racing career, for owners Jeffrey Snyder of New York, New York; Lothlorien Equestrian Centre, Cheltenham, Ontario; and Perretti Racing Stable, LLC, Cream Ridge, New Jersey.   Career highlights included victories in Canada’s most prestigious races for two and three year olds, the Metro Pace for two-year-old pacers and the North America Cup for three-year-olds  He then embarked on a second career, becoming one of North America’s most prolific stallions before passing away in 2013.  To date the son of Western Ideal, out of Hall of Fame mare Rich N Elegant,  has sired winners of $60.7 million including eight million-dollar-plus winners.  Dreamfair Eternal retired from racing in 2012 after a seven year career that included 56 victories, and every major stake event on the older pacing mare schedule, earnings of over $2.5 million and Horse of the Year honours in Canada in 2010.  During that year she racked up wins in the final of the Masters Series, an elimination of the Roses are Red Stakes, elimination and final of the Milton Stakes, the elimination and final of the Forest City Pace and the Breeders Crown.  The daughter of Camluck was bred by John and Mary Lamers and owned by John Lamers of Ingersoll, Ontario, while Patrick Fletcher trained her for most of her career.    Wally Hennessey, born in Prince Edward Island and now a resident of Coconut Grove, Florida, has more than 8,500 victories to his credit and has banked earnings in excess of $57 million.  During the early stages of his career, Hennessey re-wrote the record books setting new standards in both wins and earnings.  In the late 1990s, he enjoyed success with the trotter Moni Maker, a winner of $5.5 million and numerous stakes including the Nat Ray in three different years, the Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown.   Throughout his career, Hennessey has been remarkably consistent, winning at least 200 races in each of the last 25 years, and driving horses to earnings in excess of $1 million for 24 straight years.  In the summer of 2007, Hennessey was inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York. Dr. Ted Clarke is recognized by his peers as a visionary in the horse racing industry.  Clarke’s strong and steady leadership has helped guide Grand River Raceway to be a leader in innovation and growth.  Prior to Grand River’s opening, Clarke led numerous initiatives to put Elmira Raceway on the path to stability, including the inauguration of Industry Day, the Battle of Waterloo and the establishment of the Ontario Teletheatre Network.  He was honoured for his innovative thinking and leadership with the Lloyd Chisholm Achievement Award in 1999 from the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association. The late Robert Murphy, a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, was one of Canada’s most respected horse breeders and owners, and was known by his popular Red Star moniker.  First introduced to racing at Cloverdale Raceway in 1980, he rapidly became one of Canada’s most prolific owners.   He averaged 935 starts as an owner each year between 2005 and 2009.  In 2007, at the age of 74, Murphy owned more Standardbreds than anyone else in Canada.  Mr. Murphy had a great impact on harness racing in BC with both his breeding and training centres, but that impact extended across the continent as his horses raced all over North America. A champion on the track and in the breeding shed, Albatross was a major influence on the Standardbred breed.  He won 59 of 71 starts, including the Cane Pace and Messenger Stakes in 1971, and earned in excess of $1.2 million.  Two of his major stakes wins in Canada included the Prix d’Ete and Canadian Pacing Derby.  He retired as both the fastest and richest horse in the history of the breed.  As a sire, Albatross's thousands of sons and daughters have won more than $100 million, including Niatross who is considered by many to be the greatest pacer of the 20th Century, and Fan Hanover who is the only filly to ever win the Little Brown Jug. William (Bill) Galvin, a native of Arnprior, Ontario, and now a resident of Mississauga, Ontario,  made a tremendous impact on horse racing in the country as a Canadian horse racing historian, poet, author, publisher, educator, horseman, humanitarian, publicist and former Thoroughbred racing official.  Galvin’s promotions transcended racing.  He led a charge to bring ice horse racing to the Rideau Canal and expose the sport to thousands of potential fans.  He started the Race for MS fundraiser to gain exposure for the sport, and ran numerous other high profile campaigns dedicated to the well-being of horse racing during his career.   He was also the executive editor of TROT Magazine and a member of the Advisory board for the School of Equine Studies at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts.            The Induction Ceremony will be hosted at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Wednesday, August 6, 2014             From the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Scarborough, Maine (Sunday, April 06, 2014) - As Maine's long winter begrudgingly gives way to spring, the track at Scarborough Downs becomes faster and faster with each passing race day. Mr. Nice Guy took full advantage of the zippy strip to wire the field in Sunday's $6,000 Free For All event securing the 35th victory of his career in the process. Kim Ireland, trainer and regular driver of the 9-year-old son of Western Ideal, shook things up in the sulky this week, naming Kevin Switzer, Jr. as his catch driver. Switzer responded by aggressively steering Mr. Nice Guy to early lead, never to look back, as he held off a determined late-stretch charge by Western Victory (Wallace Watson). The mile was timed in 1:57. In other news: Drew Campbell continued his torrid tempo scoring four wins on Sunday's card, his second consecutive grand-slam performance. A win in the co-feature Free-for-All Trot was included in Campbell's Sunday tally as he steered track-record holder, Victory Tax, to a handy score, marking the former Trotter of the Year's return to the State of Maine following a successful Saratoga swing. Live racing continues next weekend on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday schedule, all beginning at 1:05 pm. by Mike Sweeney, for Scarborough Downs

R Journey Together, Envious Hanover, and Stucklikeglue captured divisions of the Bobby Weiss Series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, all with career-best times. There were three Weiss divisions held for three and four-year-old fillies and mares on the pace, each carrying a purse of $15,000. R Journey together (Western Ideal-R Xample) put herself at two-for-two for the series, controlling the pace in the first division, with George Napolitano Jr. in the bike for trainer Lou Pena, to win in 1:53:3. Envious Hanover (Western Ideal-Eicarls Olvidar), driven by Matt Kakaley for trainer Ron Burke, held off pressure on both sides to pick up the win in the second split, her second straight in the series, in 1:52:2. In the final division, Kakaley and Burke doubled up with Meadows shipper Stucklikeglue (Dragon Again-Ruth Plumsted), who went gate-to-wire in 1:52:4. by Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs

Friday night at The Meadowlands offered co-features with a top field of pacing mares up first in the $25,000 A/B Handicap eighth race. JK Letitgo continued her form spree for Delaware connections winning her seventh straight since her purchase from the Tattersalls January Mixed Sale for a price of $65,000, earning a sub 1:50 record in the process. The Western Ideal mare was held off the pace by driver Jonathan Roberts as first Lorrie Please then Pan Luis Obispo took turns on the lead through demanding 26.4, 54.1 fractions. Scandalous Hanover rolled up first over past the 1:22.4 three panels with JK Letitgo now in striking position at her flank. When Roberts tipped her off the cover and fed her racetrack, JK Letitgo responded and cruised by for the 1:49.4 win. Scandalous Hanover was game to hold the place in her seasonal bow and Pan Luis Obispo was third. The winner has now returned her owners Nanticoke Racing, Joshua Parker, Barry Spedden and Kevin Evans $57,500 on their $65,000 investment. Josh Parker is also the mare's trainer. Trotters took to the track for race eleven, a B-1/A-2 Handicap for a purse of $22,500. The field was reduced to a half dozen with the defection of morning line favorite Twin B Spike Man due to an injury. For a short field the action was hot with no fewer than four lead changes by the 55.1 half. Whata Donato wrestled the lead away from Sweet Justice just past that marker and sprinted clear around the final bend only to jump off stride just beyond the 1:23.1 three quarters, leaving a scrum for top honors in her wake. Sweet Justice stayed the course and fought off late bids by Drift Away, a very wide Real Babe and World Cup splitting horses. At the wire, it was Sweet Justice a clear winner in 1:52.1 for the returning John Campbell, his second on the card. World Cup's late bid got him the place and Drift Away got the show dough. Sweet Justice is trained by Bruce Saunders for M&M Harness Racing LLC of Suffern, NY. He was winning for the first time since his stunning January 3 1:51.1 track record performance, set with Campbell aboard. Racing resumes on Saturday, with a 13-race program featuring Finals of The Clyde Hirt and Horse & Groom Series. In addition, Golden Receiver headlines a $30,000 Free For All pacing event. Post time is 7:15 P.M. Simulcasting gets an early start Saturday, as the gates open at 8:45 A.M. for the Dubai World Cup Simulcast. Darin Zoccali

YONKERS, NY, Friday, March 28, 2014-Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker, its premier harness racing series for Open Mare pacers. Four, $40,000 divisions went postward. The first event saw pole-sitting Ideal in Vegas (Jordan Stratton, $11.80) retake from Let's Go Higher (Jason Bartlett) before a 28-second opening quarter-mile, then paced away from the premises (:57, 1:25, season's-best 1:53.1). "She's been compromised by bad posts the last couple of starts, so once she drew inside, I was going to take advantage of it I always thought she was a stakes-quality mare, Asked why he seems to get along with "Vegas" better than other drivers, Stratton succinctly summarized that "I'm good with the ladies." For second Ideal in Vegas, a 5-year-old daughter of Western Ideal owned by Shore Thing Stables and trained by Anthony Mannino, it was her third win in nine seasonal starts. The exacta paid $22.20, with the triple returning $70. Odds-on Somwherovrarainbow (Brian Sears, $3.10) doubled her pleasure in the second division, winning a second consecutive series starts. Leaving from post No. 2, "Rainbow" was an early third as Feeling You (Tyler Buter) worked around Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube) after a :27.2 opening interval. Once "Yagonna" reclaimed, Somwherovrarainbow was also moving, making the lead before a 56-second intermission. From there, a no-sweat 1:24.4 three-quarters and 1:53 mile gave her a length's victory over Yagonnakissmeornot. Summertime Lea (George Brennan) tried it first-up and held third. For "Rainbow," a 4-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere trained by Joe Holloway for co-owners Diamond Creek Racing and Ted Gewertz, she's now 3-for-3 this season. The exacta (two wagering favorites) paid $3.90, with the triple returning $10.60. "I didn't want to have to be first-up with her again (as was the case last week)," Sears said. "She's just very talented and you can race her any way you have to." The ensuing rain did not deter third-division victress Angel's Delight (Brennan, $17.80) from her appointed rounds-a second consecutive series win and third win in succession. Away fourth from post No. 6, she watched as 3-10 choice Charisma Hanover (Yannick Gingras) have things seemingly under control ( :28, :56.1, 1:25). However, the wheels came off the bandwagon in mid-stretch, as the people's preference was passed on both fronts. Pocket-sitting Anndrovette (Tetrick) beat her to the inside, but a first-up Angel's Delight beat 'em both to the outside. "Angel" whipped Anndrovette by a half-length in 1:53.2, with "Charisma" a fading third, beaten a length-and-a-quarter. For third choice Angel's Delight, a 4-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover owned by Joseph Pennacchio and trained by Kevin Carr, it was her sixth win (with four seconds) in nine seasonal starts. The exacta paid $61.50, with the triple returning $106.50. The final event was won by 2012 champ Rocklamation (Gingras, $2.20), who outdid her stablemate Camille (Kakaley) by a half-length in 1:53.1, with Shelliscape (Terick) third. The George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series continues Saturday night, with four, $50,000 divisions (races 4,5,9 and 11 on the 12-race card). Frank Drucker

R Journey Together, Envious Hanover, and Sweet Charity all scored wins Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Bobby Weiss series. The three divisions, which included three and four-year-old pacing mares, each carried a purse of $15,000. R Journey Together (Western Ideal-R Xample), driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Lou Pena, came off a two-month layoff to win the first split in 1:54:1. In the second split, Envious Hanover (Western Ideal-EicarlsOlvidar), with Matt Kakaley in the bike for trainer Ron Burke, overcame an outside post for a victory in 1:54. Sweet Charity (Art Major-Fool For You), diven by Andrew McCarthy and trained by Aaron Lambert, picked up her maiden win in the final division in 1:53:3. by Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- Cash Cab paid off after a strong stretch drive to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace while a pair of three-year-olds - trotter I Like My Boss and filly pacer Evil Fight - scored impressively on Tuesday, March 18 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby steered 5-1 Cash Cab down the passing lane to win a blanket photo in 1:51.1. Trained by meet leader Dylan Davis, the Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie horse recorded his third win of the year to go with two seconds and a third in eight races for Mo Coo Inc and Jonatha Klee Racing. The nine-year-old has won $520,580 in his career. Stubbs Hanover (Trace Tetrick) was second and Andy Roo (Allan Davis) edged program choice Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) for third. With the start of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund sophomore events beginning Monday, March 24, some of the promising three-year-olds are tuning up. I Like My Boss, winner of the $100,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Final last Fall showed he was ready. Jonathan Roberts piloted the Don Boss Vita-Wild On gelding to an easy come-from-behind 1:57.4 victory in his first start of his sophomore season in a $10,000 DSBF-Eligible trot. Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and owns the winner with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. His perfect racing record is now four wins and $75,000 earnings. With Tom Deere (Tony Morgan) cutting out the fractions, Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) made a big move to temporarily take the lead after the three quarters, I Like My Boss was moving up and went three-wide entering the lane and quickly took over reaching the finish line in a career best 1:57.4. Christina Talley's impressive three-year-old filly Evil Fight, in only her second pari-mutuel start, scored her second straight win turning back eight rivals for a 1:55.4 success in a $6,500 3&4-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. Trained by Curtis Daniels, the Western Ideal-Maytime Hall filly was driven by Ross Wolfenden. Surreal Hanover (Roger Plante) was runner-up with Megginspin (Kirby) placed third. Tony Morgan made the winner's circle three-times. Ross Wolfenden and Trace Tetrick had doubles.. Enrico AS, a winner last week, leads a wide-open field of nine in the $15,500 Winners-Over feature trot on Wednesday, March 19 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. The lone winner last time out, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Enrico AS, scored wire-to-wire for driver Ron Pierce.  Several of the starters are dropping down from the Open ranks: Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables’ fast finishing I’m So Striking with Eddie Dennis; Walter Callam’s steady Spunky Jack piloted by Roger Plante; JL Benson Stable’s Arriba Amigo with Allan Davis; while Struttin Conway, driven by Ross Wolfenden, leaves from post 9 in the second tier. Other contenders are David Miller’s Cash On Delivery; Blueridge Tornado, driven by George Dennis for Darby Racing and trainer Rosemary Smutz; Benbar Stables’ Cadillac Cruiser with Eddie Davis Jr. and a newcomer from Pompano Park, Rich Pollucci’s classy Guiltywithanexcuse with trainer-driver Daryl Bier. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

TORONTO, March 15 - With a third place finish in a $14,000 condition event on Saturday evening at Woodbine, Kindly Poet etched his way into the history books as he became harness racing's newest millionaire. The talented 11-year-old son of Western Ideal was a mere $460 shy before tonight's contest, but driver Chris Christoforou gave Kindly Poet an off-the-pace trip to reach his milestone in the gelding's 221st lifetime start. The 45-time winner has been trained and co-owned throughout his career by Murray Brethour and co-owned by Scarff Legacy Stables, Donald Varcoe, Stayner and Daniel Sarafian. With a 1:49.4 speed badge taken last season, Kindly Poet now has $1,001,220 in career earnings. Greg Gangle  

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Yonkers Raceway's stakes season continued Tuesday night, with the opening round of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series. The annual tribute to Teddy Roosevelt, for 3- and 4-year-old gentlemen who are/were non-winners of four races and/or $40,000 through last Dec. 1, offered up eight, $12,500 divisions. Turns out that the last division (Touchdown Mindale) was also the swiftest (1:53.3), with the entire list of winners as such... --Artist Night,g,4 (by American Ideal); co-owners (as Burke Racing) trainer Ron Burke,Weaver Bruscemi,Howard Taylor/driver George Brennan; 1:54/$3.20; --Sir Michigan Z Tam,g,4 (by Somebeachsomewhere); co-owners (trainer/driver) Pat Lachance,M&M Harness Racing,Ira Rosenblum; 1:55.4/$4.10; --Rocks N Bonds,g,4 (by Rocknroll Hanover); owner Kostas Tsanakos/trainer Ivan Llopez/driver Eric Abbatiello; 1:55.1/$4.60; --A Stitch in Time,g,4 (by Kent's on Nuke); owner A Piece of the Action/trainer Lou Pena/driver Brian Sears; 1:54.1/$2.10; --I Dream a Dream,g,4 (by Western Ideal); co-owners Lomangino Standardbreds,Leo Lomangino/trainer-driver Lachance; (life-best) 1:54/$18.60; --Ashley's Husband,g,4 (by Henry Clay); owner W J Donovan/trainer Kyle Spagnola/driver Jordan Derue; 1:56.1/$2.50; --K-Lee's Shakenbake,g,4 (by Raycer Thad); co-owners Martin Scharf,David Linker/trainer Darren Cassar/driver Ron Pierce; 1:54.4/$3; --Touchdown Mindale,g,4 (by Always A Virgin); co-owners Erv Miller Stb,Harvey Eisman,Leland & Owen Mathias/trainer Nick Surick/driver Marcus Miller; 1:53.3/$22.40. The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily. by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway  

Monday night's card of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack wasn't dominated by one driver, or one trainer for that matter. Of the 10 races contested, only one participant was able to manage more than one victory. Heading into the final race of the card, it appeared as though the Brothers Baillargeon would manage the training and driving double. After winning the sixth race with trotter Slip Into Glide, they were looking for Ideal Shadow to conclude the evening with a win in the tenth race. That three-year-old son of Western Ideal had been unbeatable since entering the Baillargeon stable in late January, rolling off three straight wins at Woodbine. As the race unfolded, Ideal Shadow looked on his way to his fourth straight score but Jody Jamieson and Buddha Blue Chip has other ideas. Stalking the pacesetter from the pocket throughout the mile, Buddha Blue Chip sprinted home with a :28.1 final panel to hit the wire a neck the best in a lifetime best 1:52.1. To read rest of story click here.

DOVER, Del.---- JK Letitgo won her fifth race in-a-row stepping up the ranks to win her first appearance in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap on Monday, March 10 at Dover Downs. Trainer Joe Hundertpfund, Jr. had a big night conditioning four winners from his stable. And she paid off at odds of 7-1, paying $17.60 to win. Idle since racing in the Miss N.J. at the Meadowlands last August, JK Letitgo returned to the races on Feb. 3 and has been perfect since. The youngest in this week's top female pace, the $20,000 Open/Handicap, the four-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-JK Getoutofmyway, driven by Jonathan Roberts, closed between horses in deep stretch to remain unbeaten after five races this year. Coookin The Books (Allan Davis) and race favorite Jeremes Sweetheart (Ron Pierce) slugged it out early and when a collage of females roared down the lane, JK Sweetheart emerged with the victory. Gottaseeaboutagirl (Corey Callahan) closed boldly to finish second in front of Jeremes Sweetheart, third. Josh Parker, trains and co-owns the winner with Kevin Evans, Bud Spedden and Nanticoke Racing. JK Letitgo has now won $35,000 in her five 2014 starts. Nanticoke Racing also shared ownership with Ed Maas and Arlene Paisley in Mach Lady who undoubtedly is currently the winningest claiming mare pacer posting a 1:53.2 triumph in a Delaware $10,000 Mares Claiming Allowance. The Mac Three-Tampa Town six-year-old trained by Les Givens saw a long win streak ended in her previous start finishing third. The victory is her sixth in her last seven outings. Joe Hundertpfund, Jr. started five horses on the card, and won four: All About Boyz (George Dennis), in the 3rd; JJ'scollegefund (Ron Pierce) in the 6th; Casimir Lawman in the 11th and JK Cheerleader in the 12, both driven by Ross Wolfenden. Only Putnams Kream did not win, but finished third in the 3rd race. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan advanced to 197 wins this meet piloting three winners; owner Nanticoke Racing also had a triple. Ron Pierce, Wolfenden and Ben Stafford Jr. and trainers Ben Stafford and Les Givens had two trips to the winner's circle each. Andy Roo goes for third straight score Tuesday After two straight wins, Andy Roo makes an appearance with a price tag in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 11. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Allan Davis drives Baron Racing’s Andy Roo, a 38-race winner of $740,373 lifetime in the nine-horse lineup. Cash Cab with meet leading driver Corey Callahan starts from post 9 in the second tier for new owners Moo Coo Inc. and Jonathan Klee Racing who claimed the nine-year-old in his last start. Arty Foster Jr.’s San Antony-O won last time out and will be driven by Tony Morgan. Jeff Bartels’ Last Shot Leeton and Vic Kirby drew the rail. The other starters are Parker and Nanticoke Racing’s Sir Globalalop Z Tam piloted by Eddie Davis Jr.; Polaris N is reined by Ross Wolfenden and racing for Bill Ethier and LeBlanc Racing; Grab The Fortune, owned by Bill Emmons will be piloted by Jonathan Roberts; Stubbs Hanover, owned and driven by Trace Tetrick; and Raritan Bay is owned by driver Bret Brittingham and Betty Brittingham. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- Wildshot Hanover and Idealist turned in impressive victories in split-division $20,000 Claiming co-features on Tuesday, March 4 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby who drove three winners last Tuesday had a four-race 'grand slam.' Post position #1 and a drop in claiming price paid off for Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, in a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Male Claiming pace, as meet leading driver Corey Callahan took Wildshot Hanover to the front and completed a 1:51.1lifetime fastest mile. The win was the first of 2014 for the Dragon Again-Western Duel gelding. Partner (Jonathan Roberts) was second best and Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague) finished third. Jim Morand was in the bike behind 6-1 Idealist on the way to a 1:52.3 decision in the straight $20,000 Male Claiming pace. Louise Kinsey conditions the 11-year-old Western Ideal-Carolache gelding for Bill and Barbara Kinsey. Last Shot Leeton (Bret Brittingham) picked up second money with race-favorite Doubletrouble (Callahan) third. The 15-race program got off to a 52-1 start as Brittingham guided Phantom Rusty to a come-from-behind 1:58 upset in a 3&4-Year-Old trot. Trainer Bobby Myers and Carter Racing Stable owned the Lear Jetta-Rusty Lizzy Luv sophomore in his first three-year-old start. O Narutac Supremo (Callahan) and favorite Zoli (Trace Tetrick) were second and third respectively. Another longshot, 21-1 A Bettor World, won a $15,000 Male Claiming pace in 1:54.2 coming from last-to-first in the stretch for driver Eddie Davis Jr. Ken Tucci and J&T Silva Stables own the Josh Parker-trained Bettor's Delight-Color Me Beachy gelding, also his first win of the year.. Vic Kirby racked up four wins, Tony Morgan had two. Feature trots at Dover Wednesday  A pair of winners last week -Struttin Conway and Jailhouse Juice - lead separate divisions of the $15,000 feature trots on Wednesday, March 5 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. In a $15,000 Winners-Over Handicap, Struttin Conway steps up in class after winning last week's fastest trot by annexing a 1:54.2 victory with Ron Pierce, the five-year-old's second straight win. He leaves from post 1 in the eight-horse field of veterans. Five of the contestants dropped out of the Open ranks -  Mary Raymer's $1.3-million winner, Green Day, with Roger Plante; Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby's Can Do; Corey Callahan pilots Mandabra, for owners C.A. Bonuccelli and Nick and Shaun Callahan; Jersey Boy, owned by Dawn Gannon, Dom Costanzo and Yannick Gingras and driver Trace Tetrick while Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, starts from the outside post with Tony Morgan, J.L.Benson Stable's Arriba Amigo with driver Allan Davis and Danbry Racing and trainer Rosemary Smutz's Blueridge Tornado in the hands of Eric Carlson complete the competitive field The co-feature is a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Two of the nine starters won last time out. Jason Lynch and co-owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch drives Jailhouse Juice, from post 9 in the second tier While Ellen Warren and trainer Eileen Lineweaver's Ibanez (Tetrick) has post position #4. Chris Giaccio, Mike Hill and trainer driver Vic Kirby's Pounce Hanover just missed last week finishing second. Gwally (Ross Wolfenden) also finished second for John Johannsen, Denise Dennis and trainer Bobby Reeser. The rest of the combatants are Brenda Teague's Kodak Lindy (Montrell Teague), Picard (Callahan) racing for Bonuccelli Racing and trainer Nick Callahan; Six Gun Hall (A.Davis), owned by Don Marine and trainer Bob Shahan. Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley (Pierce) drew the rail while Iron Mine Branch's Schoolhouse Rock (Corey Braden) starts outside. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

Hello Carlo and Kahoku dead heated in the $10,000 Open Trot in Northfield Park’s sixth race on Monday (March 3).  Hello Carlo is owned by Mario Caponi of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and trained by Larry Clabaugh.  Josh Sutton was aboard for the winning drive.  Margaret Mancini of Colts Neck, New Jersey owns Kahoku.  Crist Hershberger trains and drove.   Both trotters came from the back as the fractions were perfect for closers.  The first half was :58 and the back half was trotted in 1:00.  Finishing behind the pair of winners were Sure Thing, Julians Caesar, Saintfrancis, Pembroke Snapshot, Mythical Hall and Talladega Hanover.    Monday’s triumph increased Hello Carlo’s (Carry The Message-Last Turn-Supergill) lifetime win tally to 54 and Kahoku’s (SJ’s Caviar-Tags Goal-Tagliabue) to 11.  Hello Carlo has now earned $264,868 and Kahoku has bankrolled $75,513.  Neither totter was the race favorite, Hello Carlo paid $5.80 to win and Kahoku returned $21.00.  In the evening’s ninth race, Rose Run Logan trotted home for his fourth straight win over Northfield’s Flying Turns.  The seven year-old gelding is owned and trained by Jeff Hochstetler of Urichsville, Ohio.  Aaron Merriman was the winning driver.              Rose Run Logan started from post six and led at every call through fractions of :29.1, :58.1, 1:27.1 and 1:56.2.  He was well in hand the entire mile and bested his closest competitor (Al Brown, Don McKirgan) by four lengths.             Monday’s triumph was the 10 career success for Rose Run Logan (Armbro Laser-How Miraculous-Baltic Speed) and increased his lifetime earnings to $24,598.  He was heavily favored and returned $2.40 to win. Western Churchill was an upset winner in the evenings $10,000 Open Pace for owner New York Thunder Stable of Washington, Pennsylvania.  Northfield Park’s leading trainer, Calvin Hollar is his conditioner and listed Greg Grismore to drive. Western Churchill (Western Ideal-The Mattican-Matt’s Scooter) started from the rail and sat the pocket through fractions of :28, :57.2 and 1:25.3.  Grismore pulled Western Churchill at the head of the stretch and was ¾-length in front at the finish in 1:54.2.  Completing the race were Shark Dressed Man, Man He Can Skoot, Forever Good, Nathan Feelsgood, Curator, Lucky Jet and Stevie Diamonds.         Western Churchill now has 15 career successes. Monday’s victory pushed his bankroll to $208,478. He paid $28.40 to win. by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park

DOVER, Del.----. It was owner-trainer Bob Wilkelman's biggest win turning Paradise Lost into 'Paradise Found;' by winning the $20,000 Open Mares pace at Dover Downs. Paradise Lost overtook front-pacing Jeremes Sweetheart in deep stretch while holding off fast-finishing Alexachase at the wire in 1:53.1, on Monday, Feb. 24 at Dover Downs. Winkelman has been training one or two horses for the past three decades, first at the late Brandywine Raceway, and more recently adding another horse or two. He has brought Paradise Lost from a rejected green pacer he bought to a hard-hitting female pacer. Ron Pierce had to use race favorite Jeremes Sweetheart hard leaving from the outside in a select field of distaff pacers before taking the lead at the quarter. Heading to the half-mile Paradise Lost was first to move and driver Ross Wolfenden drove up to challenge for the lead. The front-pacing duo raced side-by-side the rest of the mile until Wolfenden urged Paradise Lost to the front by a head. Meanwhile Bret Brittingham was hustling Alexachase four-wide around the last turn and closed with a rush to edge Jeremes Sweetheart by a head for second-place. Paradise Lost is a seven-year-old daughter of Artsplace-Loving Ideal and now has won her first of the year to go with a second and three thirds banking $24,450. In her career, she has 18 wins and $194,661 earnings. JK Letitgo recorded her fourth consecutive wins dominating the first of two $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over paces, as meet leading driver Corey Callahan posted his third win of the day. Evans, Spedden, Nanticoke Racing and trainer Josh Parker own the Western Ideal-Getoutofmyway four-year-old. Air Miles Hanover (Vic Kirby) was runner-up. Make Magic (Trace Tetrick) closed strongly to finish third. In the other division, Howard and Josh Kaufman's Derek Delight, guided by Trace Tetrick, scored a convincing 1:54.4 victory for trainer John Cabot. The Bettor's Delight-Jen Bo Jenna five-year-old turned back Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague), closing along the passing lane, and Susan's Desire (Eddie Davis Jr.) third. Callahan, who leads all drivers in wins during 2014, finished the card with four wins; Eddie Davis Jr. drove back-to-back winners for owners Norma Messick and trainer Tim Torbert. Allan Davis and Trace Tetrick also had a double. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

Smart filly Snooki looks primed and ready for next week’s Great Northern Oaks after leading all of the way in Friday’s $15,000 prelude. After showing good gatespeed, trainer-driver Tony Herlihy quickly had Snooki up vying for the lead. He then let the Bettor’s Delight filly roll along in front, before kicking strongly in the straight to hold of Rocknroll Arden, who had ample opportunity to slick shot her after enjoying the gun run in the trail. Pricillas Girl finished on well for third, but was no match for the first two. Snooki paced the 2200 metre journey in a slick 2-41.9, with slick sectionals of 57.5 and 27.3. She has now won six of her 11 career starts and placed on a further four occasions. Meanwhile, Ideal Power proved to be a very good second-stringer for Nigel McGrath on Friday, winning the fifth heat of the Nevele R Fillies Series at Methven. McGrath, who recently sold his star filly Libertybelle Midfrew to Perth, sent the daughter of Western Ideal straight to the top, where he set a stern tempo. Ideal Power then packed too many guns in the home stretch, holding of Cala and Angelina Jolie to win in a slick time of 1-57.9 in what was the first ever heat of the Nevele R Fillies run on a grass track. By Mitchell Robertson  

The only yearling by champion USA based stallion Western Ideal to be offered at an Australian Yearling Sale this year will go under the hammer in Perth this afternoon. KTC Bloodstock will offer Lot 12 which is a filly by Western Ideal from the Stoneridge Scooter mare Pash On. This filly is a half-sister to four winners including the $100,000 earner Village Ruler. Western Ideal is the sire of 235 $100,000 earners in North America including the outstanding racehorse and sire Rocknroll Hanover 1:48.6 $2,754,038 and the millionaire mares Cabrini Hanover and Krispy Apple. Like all fillies being offered in Perth, Lot 12 will be eligible for the Epona Mares Bonus for her wins, while Western Ideal is already making his mark as a broodmare sire with 43 $100,000 earners headed by the Bettors Delight mare See You At Peelers which has won in excess of $1.5 million. Sons of Western Ideal in Rocknroll Hanover and Always A Virgin are also represented in today’s sale. Rocknroll Hanover seven lots in the catalogue made up of three colts and four fillies. As to be expected with a sire whose American stud record includes 129 $100,000 earners and eight millionaires, the Rocknroll Hanover’s being offered in Perth are out of quality mares with six of the mares being either Black Type or Black Type producers. Rocknroll Hanover’s best son is Rocknroll Heaven with a record of 1:47.6 and stakes in excess of $2.7 million. Rocknroll Heaven’s first crop are current yearlings and there are three of them in today’s sale – two colts and on filly. The 2014 Gloucester Standardbreds WA Yearling Sale gets under way at the Belmont Park Sales Complex at 1:00pm with a parade of yearlings commencing at 10:00am. The office at the complex will open at 8:00am for those wishing to make an early start on finding their champion.

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