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WASHINGTON, PA, June 24, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan reeled off two sub-27 quarters yet was fresh as a daisy in the lane, capturing Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows in 1:49.2. The time equaled the track record for older harness racing geldings established by Itrustyou in 2013. Atta Boy Dan won a three-ply battle for the early lead but had to pace in 26.2 to get there. He blazed the third panel in 26 to thwart the first-over challenge of Ideal Magic. When Dave Palone asked him for more in the stretch, the 6-year-old son of Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot opened up and defeated his stablemate, At Press Time, by 2-1/2 lengths. The pocket-sitting Seventh Secret finished third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who won for the fourth time in his last five starts and extended his career bankroll to $330,117, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Elsewhere on the card, Candelaria Deo triumphed at first asking in 1:58.3, fastest this year by a 2-year-old filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track. Palone piloted the daughter of Cantab Hall-Highland Ridge for Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables, Weaver Bruscemi and J&T Silva Stables. Palone and Burke each enjoyed a four-bagger on the 14-race program. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, June 19, 2015 -- Buried behind a wall of horses, Sand Tilly Lace found room deep in the Lightning Lane to score a 10-1 upset harness racing victory in Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Sand Tilly Lace got away second for Dan Charlino but was shuffled to fourth at the top of the stretch. Charlino guided the 4-year-old daughter of Sand Shooter-Sara Toots to the Lightning Lane, where she outkicked Phone Terror by a head in 1:52.4 on a "good" surface. Bad Glamour Girl was third. With her fourth-place check, Do Me Honor soared over $600,000 in career earnings. Ron Burke trains Sand Tilly Lace, who extended her career bankroll to $184,988, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Elsewhere on the card, Rip This Joint won at first asking in 1:55.1, fastest this year by a 2-year-old pacing colt on a five-eighths-mile track. Dave Palone piloted the son of Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover for trainer Mike Palone and owner Lone Wolf table. Tony Hall drove three winners on the 12-race program. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Atta Boy Dan battled Sam Hill for the early lead but was unassailable once he reached the top, scoring in 1:50 in Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows. Sam Hill stretched Atta Boy Dan to a demanding 26.3 first quarter. Rather than weakening late, however, the 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding drew off late for Dave Palone, downing the rallying Ideal Magic by 2-1/2 lengths. Sam Hill finished third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who extended his career bankroll to $321,117, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Tony Hall piloted four winners on the 14-race card. Evan Pattack  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Richard Lombardo and David Kryway's Also Encouraging ($4, Allan Davis) was a well-backed winner in her 1:53.4 score in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway. It was the second straight night a Josh Green-trained entrant took an Open-level event, after EZ Noah, prevailed for a third straight week on Monday. Also Encouraging, a 4-year-old Western Terror mare registered her fourth win in six starts this season. Also Encouraging followed Star Keeper and Embassy Seelster into the race into the live outer flow after Senorita Santanna cruised through the fractions while receiving heavy pressure to the three quarters. Embassy Seelster wore down the leader before Also Encouraging gathered momentum late to prevail. Star Keeper finished third. It was one of four wins for Davis on the program. Tony Morgan drove three winners, while George Dennis had a driving double. Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - L&J Racing Inc.'s EZ Noah (Tony Morgan, $2.60) continued to relish the Delaware air with his third straight harness racing win, this one in 1:51.4, Monday in the $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding had spent the winter in the tropical climate of Pompano Beach, Fl., where he raced at Pompano Park. Sent off as the 1-to-5 favorite Monday, the Josh Green-trainee did not disappoint and remains unbeaten in his three Delaware starts this season. He led virtually gate-to-wire and was a one length winner over People Are Crazy and Elite Awards. Montrell Teague, who had three wins on the program, took the early double with Shiretown Pitbull ($5.60) and Remember Me VK ($2.10). Remember Me VK improved to 4-for-4 to start his sophomore campaign with a dazzling 1:51.4 win for trainer Bob Wyatt and owners Sharon Wyatt, Robin West and Robin Benton. The Art Director gelding has won 7 of 9 career starts. Driver Victor Kirby also had a driving double, winning consecutive races in the third and fourth with Raritan Bay ($5) and Beavercreek Artist ($5.60). Jon Roberts, piloted Feel Like A Fool ($2.80) and Tauranga ($5.60) to victory to complete his driving double, while George Dennis also had two winners with Something Blue ($6) and Roddys Hot Again ($3.20). Allan Davis was the fifth driver to win at least two races on the card, prevailing with Provenance ($2.40) and Son of a Sizzle ($3.60). Son of a Sizzle, a son of Life Sizzles and a familiar rival of Remember Me VK, prepped for upcoming DSBF action with an impressive 1:53 win for trainer Green, who had a double. Matthew Sparacino  

L&J Racing's EZ Noah ($3.80, Tony Morgan) notched his second straight win Monday at the harness arcing meeting at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.2 triumph in the $16,000 Open Pace. The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding has already topped his seasonal win total for races in Delaware as opposed to his winter home of Florida as the Josh Green-trainee achieved his third win of the year. EZ Noah was placed forwardly early from post position six where he would assume command from Contraband Hanover and never relent in a one length victory. Contraband Hanover held second with People Are Crazy third. Two of harness racing's winningest drivers of all-time each had multiple wins. Jim Morand, winner of 9,118 races, was victorious in both halves of the daily double with Bad Boy Matt ($3.00) and Shellysblockbuster ($7.20). Morgan, winner of 15,078 races, had a driving triple, capturing the first and final legs of the pick four with Bold and Brave ($2.60), preceding his win aboard EZ Noah. Morgan also won the 12th with Winbak Carl ($12.20). Montrell Teague also had a pair of wins on the program, a prelude to his trip north of the border with current top ranked pacer in harness racing, locally owned Wiggleitjiggleit, who will compete in the prestigious North American Cup at Mohawk Racetrack (Ontario, Canada) on June 13. Owned by Teague's father George, Wiggleitjiggleit will put his ten race unbeaten streak on the line this weekend against the continent's top sophomore pacers. Matt Sparacino  

L&J Racing Inc's EZ Noah ($5.80, Tony Morgan) returned to the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway a winner Monday with a 1:51.2 triumph in the $16,000 Open. The Josh Green trainee had spent the year in the tropical Florida climate until recently, making his first start north of Florida this season. The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding set all the fractions in his wire-to-wire win over People Are Crazy and Elite Awards. EZ Noah had raced at Harrington in 2014 as a 5-year-old and won in 1:52.1 on June 6, nearly a year ago to the date . Monday's win pushed him over the $423,000 mark in lifetime earnings. Allan Davis and Jon Roberts each had three wins on the card. Matt Sparacino  

Phone Terror challenged Do Me Honor midway down the backside and needed the rest of the mile to put her away as she captured Friday’s $18,000 harness racing Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Phone Terror was sitting third when Dan Rawlings sent the 6-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Miss Lex after Do Me Honor. The mares dueled gamely, with Phone Terror a neck in front in 1:53.3 at the wire. The ground-saving R Marie Hanover finished third. Robert Barnard trains Phone Terror, who extended her career bankroll to $355,001, for Lucy Raymond. Tony Hall piloted three winners on the 12-race program. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, when the card features a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 (races 4-7). First post is 12:55 PM. Evan Pattak

Delaware OH resident Brian Brown is the defending harness racing training titleholder in the Jugette, having won last year with divisional champion Color's A Virgin - and he's giving every sign that he's looking to take his second straight come September 23.   In a 3PF Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows last week, Brown sent out winner Serious Filly along with second-place finishers Somewhere Sweet and Triple V Hanover.   So for Sunday's $128,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars divisional event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Brown decides to keep out Serious Filly but enter the other two - and those fillies accounted for half the four All-Stars divisions, with both handled for Brown by Hall of Famer David Miller, the all-time leading driver at Delaware.   First up was Somewhere Sweet, like her stablemate a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, whom Miller rallied from the pocket into a 55 back half to take a head decision over pacesetting Southwind Roulette, last year's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion, in 1:52, a new mark, for Miller's Stable Inc. of Kentucky.   Then it was Triple V Hanover's turn, and that filly tucked, brushed to the lead by the 55 half, and went on to win by 1¼ lengths in 1:50.3, also a personal best and by far the fastest of the four All-Stars divisions.   King Mcnamara of FL and the Strollin Stable of OH, part of the partnership behind Brown's All-Star colt winner Rise Up Now last night, share ownership in the victorious miss with Buckeye Donald Robinson.   Doctor Terror, who made a break in the Sire Stakes last week, atoned this week from the outermost post seven in her cut, making the lead past the quarter and coming home in 55 to win by a neck over Storm Point, a Sires winner last week, while lowering her personal best to 1:52.3.   The daughter of Western Terror is owned by two Ontarians, trainer Blake Macintosh and Stuart Macintosh, and had another "Mac" in her corner --- driver Mark Macdonald.   In the other divisions Arts Jem, beaten a neck by Serious Filly last week, enjoyed the lack of Brown competition, rallying quickly deep in the Pocono Pike, two inside the pacesetter, to edge Macarena Mama, in the Pike to her right, in a mark of 1:52.1.   The Art Official miss stepped her personal back half in 54.3 to win for trainer Jim King Jr. and two Lincoln Staters, driver Tim Tetrick and the CC Racing LLC of Ray Kusinski.   Oh - and Serious Filly? She's in a tough overnight race at The Meadows on Tuesday, and has the outside post nine to boot. Good thing Brian Brown's UTR in Pennsylvania is currently .867 for the year.   Wednesday's feature at The Downs is a $30,000 Open handicap mares pace, placed conveniently 11 days before the $250,000 Betsy Ross Invitational at the PA Harness Horsemen Association's other track of representation, Harrah's Philadelphia.   Handicapped outside in the field of eight is Anndrovette, four-time defending Pacing Mare of the Year and last year's Betsy Ross winner; to her immediate inside is recent Chip Noble Pace winner Yagonnakissmeornot.     Jerry Connors

WASHINGTON, PA, May 6, 2015 -- With five wins Wednesday at The Meadows -- including the harness racing feature -- Dave Palone pushed his career total to 16,993 as he pursues the unprecedented achievement of 17,000 victories. Palone, of course, already is harness racing's "winningest" driver, so every victory establishes a new record. The Meadows resumes racing Friday, when Palone has nine scheduled assignments. In Wednesday's feature, the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Atta Boy Dan moved powerfully first over for Palone to wear down the game leader, Sam Hill, and down him by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:51. Royal Heart finished third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, a 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding who now boasts $370,367 in lifetime earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, May 2, 2015 -- Melady's Monet bounced back from a 55-length loss to capture the inaugural $62,100 The Meadows Maturity for harness racing stallions and geldings four and up Saturday at The Meadows and reclaim his spot as one of the sport's top older trotters. Melady's Monet was rolling along on a three-race winning streak -- all in the Open Handicap at The Meadowlands -- when things went awry on April 10 and John Campbell was forced to ease him. "He's an incredible animal; he's a weird horse," said Kevin McDermott, who trains the 6-year-old Revenue S-Keystone Melady gelding for Melady Enterprises. "If you take him out of his program, he ties up . . . He could have lost by 10 lengths that night, but John is a pro. He did what was best for the horse." The connections withdrew Melady's Monet from consideration for an Elitlopp invitation because of the long trip. But they risked the journey to the Meadows, and all systems were go. "We shipped him out here yesterday," McDermott said, "and we made sure his tie-up numbers were great." Leaving from post 4, Campbell waited for the field to settle before moving Melady's Monet to the front. He easily deflected the first-over challenge of Rose Run Parker, a 4-year-old conditioned by Ron Burke, and drew off to triumph by 4 lengths in 1:53. Classicality rallied for second while Madewell Hanover earned show. Burke's other contender, the 2014 New York Sires Stakes champion sophomore Gural Hanover, who was making his seasonal debut, never got involved and finished sixth. With the victory, Melady's Money boasts $497,508 in career earnings. $183,216 Adios Betty The Kentucky Derby Day card also featured the Adios Betty, a $183,216 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for sophomore filly pacers, with Safe From Terror, Storm Point and Serious Filly each taking a division. Burke enjoyed a stakes double with Safe From Terror and Storm Point. Safe From Terror clocked the fastest split when she charged from the pocket in the lane for Matt Kakaley to overtake the leader, Triple V Hanover, and defeat her by a neck in 1:52.1, a lifetime mark. Ginger Tree Alexis earned show. Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, and J&T Silva Stables campaign Safe From Terror, a daughter of Western Terror-In A Safe Place who is a half-sister of the venerable Foiled Again. "She has a long way to go before she's like Foiled Again," Kakaley said, "but she's a little sweetheart. With a trip like that, she'll get the job done." Storm Point rated patiently in fourth for Dave Palone and Black Horse Racing, brushing in the stretch to score in 1:52.3, fastest of her career. Somewhere Sweet raced well first over for second, with Seeking Nirvana third. "She has a little bit of greenness," Palone said, "but she's very intelligent in a race." Serious Filly was just that, launching a serious uncovered bid from fifth that carried her to victory for Mike Wilder in 1:53.2. Arts Jem finished second, beaten a head, while Southwind Roulette, Pennsylvania's 2014 freshman champion, paced awkwardly through the Lightning Lane and settled for third. "She can grind for a long way," said winning trainer Brian Brown. "She's better at grinding than sprinting. You saw her put in a few steps today. When I get that straightened out, she'll be a good filly." Emerald Highlands Farm bred and owns the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Seriously. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Tasmanian harness racing trainer Marc Butler and driver Tim Yole have teamed up to win a few races lately, and at Tattersall’s Park Hobart last night, they did it again. This time the duo scored with a pacer which has been a great money spinner since arriving in Butler’s care. Western Karamea defied a tough run facing the breeze for the duration of the Stirling Stockfeed Pace over 2090 metres to emerge triumphant. With Gosh Heza Rebel leading from the pole, with Yole originally trying to slot Western Karamea into the trail behind the pacemaker. With the gap closing, however, the son of Western Terror was forced to race in the ‘death seat’. The pair sped clear of the field turning for home and settled down to a two-horse test of courage during the final 200 metres, with Western Karamea edging out the leader by a half-neck. Bertils Delight was two metres away third. In completing consecutive wins, Western Karamea rated 2:03.4 for the 2090 metres, with the last half covered in 58.6 seconds. Yole is thrilled with the gelding’s effort and believes the six-year-old can continue his winning form. PETER STAPLES

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, April 18, 2015 -- No one knows if P H Supercam actually bowls, but he did complete a perfect game Saturday night. Last season's defending series champ was this season's only perfect preliminary-round participant in Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Thus, his score is 300, as in 50 points for each of his four series wins and 25 points for each of his four series appearances. As a result of his late-frame heroics in the second of Round 5's three divisions. P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) become harness racing's newest millionaire. Starting from post position No. 5 after getting last week off, P H Supercam settled fourth, in front of longshot National Debt (Eric Carlson). He saw Lucan Hanover (Tim Tetrick), who was rebuffed by Clear Vision at the half a week ago, get stung by that one here. It was Clear Vision (George Brennan) forcing "Lucan" into a brisk, :26.4 opening quarter-mile. After a :56.3 intermission, 8-5 choice Beach Memories (Dan Dube) move from third, while "Supercam" was content to sit and watch. Lucan Hanover maintained the advantage in and out of the 1:24.2 three-quarters, but Beach Memories was continuing to invade. Meanwhile, P H Supercam, minding his business until now, decided to slip out. He went wide and snapped a stubborn Lucan Hanover late, winning by a head in 1:52.3. Third went to a pocketed Clear Vision, with National Debt fourth and Beach Memories fifth. For P H Supercam, an 8-year-old Million Dollar Cam gelding owned by Bamond Racing and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., it was his sixth win in nine seasonal starts (career 45-for-163 with earnings of $1,012,291). The exacta paid $25, with the triple returning $102.50. "He's as good now as he's ever been," Bartlett said. "Tonight, I saw the leaders getting tired and I thought I had a shot to go in the passing lane. In the end, I figured it was safer just to move him outside. "Last season, he had to earn the respect. This season, he has it." Odds-on choice Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $3.40) was both hard-used and solid in the final series prelim event. Seemingly disinterested in leaving until he saw Windsong Song (Brian Sears) with the same idea, "Terry" then whistled around Westchester :26.4, :55.3, 1:23.4, 1:51.4). Domethatgain (Dube) was a second-choice second, beaten 1¾ lengths, with Texican N (Carlson) third. For "Terry," a 6-year-old Western Terror gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Phil Collura, he's now 5-for-13 this season (3-for-4 in series). The exacta paid $6.20, with the triple returning $72.50. The evening's opening series event was handily won by a first-up favorite Mach it So (Tetrick, $5.20) in 1:52.4. From post No. 4, Mach it So saw a retaking Heez Orl Black N (Shaun Vallee) lead through soft early intervals of :27.1 and :57.2. However, he couldn't stave off Mach it So, who, moving from fourth, was up, over and gone (1:24.2, 1:52.4). The final margin was a length-and-a-quarter over Dancin' Yankee (Brett Miller), with Polak A (Sears) third. For Mach it So, a 5-year-old Mach Three gelding trained by Bamond Jr. for owner Bamond Racing, it was his first win in five '15 tries. The exacta paid $24.80, with the triple returning $113.50. Series standings, through all five preliminary rounds...1-P H Supercam (300 points), 2-Take it Back Terry (275), 3-Beach Memories (230), 4-Mach it So (229), 5-Fat Man's Alley (220), 6-Domethatagain (218), 7t-Lucan Hanover, Polak A and Windsong Jack (212). Note the three-way "dead-heat" for seventh, which has to be broken by lot. Also note that these are not necessarily the finalists. The determination of the field shall be made by the race office based upon series rules regarding multiple horses for owner and/or trainer (if applicable after review) Finals for the Blue Chip Matchmaker (purse $261,000) and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series ($529,000) are set for Saturday, Apr. 25--the two richest North American races of the season to date--and are to be drawn Tuesday morning (Apr. 21) Saturday night's $42,000 Open Handicap Trot was won by 2013 Yonkers Trot champ Dewycolorintheline (Jordan Stratton, $20.20) in 1:57. The Raceway's live season continues Monday night (post time 7:10 PM), a French-centric Tuesday (1 PM, third round of YR/SOA of NY Bonus Trotting Series), then Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 PM). Evening simulcasting available around all nighttime programs, with afternoon simulcasting daily. Frank Drucker

A late addition to the Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion roster may change the Maritime harness racing breeding landscape. Varadero Hanover is now eligible for the program and stands at Elm Grove Farms in Elmsdale. The five-year-old is the first son of the great Somebeachsomewhere to stand in Atlantic Canada. In Varadero Hanover’s 2012-13 career he won five races and banked $142,907 while taking a mark of 1:50.1 at Mohawk Raceway in Ontario. New Brunswick native Stephen Mahar campaigned the colt for most of his career, which included wins in an $18,000 youthful series leg at Woodbine in 1:52, a $20,000 diplomat series win in 1:52.1 and the $55,800 diplomat series final in 1:53, all at Woodbine. Varadero Hanover was a bang-up second to world champion Sunshine Beach in the $75,000 Somebeachsomewhere stake, beaten by a half-a-length in 1:49.2 at Mohawk. His 1:50.1 lifetime best was taken in a non-winner of four races class at Mohawk on June 15, 2013, with Tim Tetrick in the bike. Varadero Hanover has not made a pari-mutuel start since 2013 but was a winner in 1:56.3 on Feb. 28 at Pompano Park in Florida, for Islanders Wally and Danny Hennessey, before the horse came to Prince County. The original date to register into the Atlantic Sires Stakes program was Jan. 31, but a stallion can be registered into the program as late as Aug. 1, if a late nomination payment was made.   Stonebridge Terror is another stallion that made the late payment and will also stand at Elm Grove Farms. The nine-year son of Western Terror won $834,408 in his career while winning 16 races and taking a mark of 1:51.1 at Mohawk Raceway. Stonebridge Terror was a top Ontario Sires Stakes horse and won the $480,000 Upper Canada Cup in 2009 for driver Mike Saftic and trainer Jack Darling. His shining P.E.I. moments came in 2010, when he won his elimination of the Gold Cup and Saucer in 1:52.4 for driver Jody Jamieson, then finished second in the $60,000 final in Part Shark’s 1:51 track-record performance. He captured another Gold Cup and Saucer elimination in 2012 in 1:52.2 for driver Anthony MacDonald. Stonebridge Terror, who is a three-quarter brother to Maritime stallion Western Paradise, bred 22 mares in his inaugural season at stud in 2014. The additions bring the total stallion count to 24 in the Atlantic Sires Stakes program. Maritime scene Lynne MacLennan, executive director of the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association, confirmed there will be no Atlantic Sires Stakes events in New Brunswick this season. New Brunswick last had a full slate of Atlantic Sires Stakes events in 2012, before the provincial government cut support to harness racing the following winter. In 2013, the A.T.S.S. program was funded by Horse Racing New Brunswick with a limited schedule of one leg per division in the province, instead of the usual two stops in both Fredericton and Saint John. There were no A.T.S.S. events in New Brunswick in 2014. The Atlantic Sires Stakes was formed more than 45 years ago as a partnership between New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia to grow and support the breeding and raising of young standardbreds in the region. The P.E.I. and Nova Scotia governments still actively contribute to the program. By Nicholas Oakes Reprinted with permission of theguardian.pe.ca

CAMPBELLVILLE, April 13 - Cast No Shadow and Maplelea came into Monday night's $36,200 Blossom Series final at Mohawk with a shot at a series sweep, but Doctor Terror and harness racing driver Jody Jamieson had other plans. A compact field of six three-year-old pacing fillies lined up Monday for the final of the Blossom over a 'sloppy' surface at Mohawk. Cast No Shadow, who was undefeated in five starts this season coming into the final, was sent off as the 1/2 favourite, while Maplelea, who entered the final on a five-race win streak, went off at odds of 3/1. Both fillies scored impressive victories in the preliminary rounds and were going for the series sweep Monday night. However, the Blake MacIntosh trainee Doctor Terror would not allow the brooms to come out and came away with the series final victory at odds of 9/2. Driven by Jamieson, Doctor Terror sprinted out to the early lead and would give way to Cast No Shadow in the second-quarter for a two-hole trip. The favourite would set fractions of :58.2 and 1:27.3 to bring the field into the stretch. Maplelea, who paced along sixth, had her chances take a hit around the final turn, as her cover stalled on the way to the three-quarter pole. In the stretch, Doctor Terror came off the rail and would grind down Cast No Shadow to overtake the lead. Moonlit Dance came charging on the far outside in deep stretch, but Doctor Terror held her off to win by a head in 1:57.2. Cast No Shadow finished third, while Maplelea got up for fourth. A daughter of Western Terror, Doctor Terror has made all three of her starts this season in the Blossom Series. Along with a victory and a pair of runner-up finishes, Doctor Terror walks away from the Blossom with a total of $25,600 in earnings. Last season, Doctor Terror won a Grand Circuit event at the Delaware County Fairgrounds and banked over $110,000. She is owned by Blake MacIntosh and Stuart McIntosh. Doctor Terror returned $11.80 to win. In order to be eligible to the Blossom Series, the three-year-old pacing fillies had to be non-winners of three-races of $15,000 in 2014. Mark McKelvie

Champagne Tonight ended her harness racing career the same way it began - with a win. She was victorious in her final trip around a racing oval when she crossed the wire a winner in the 10th race at Northfield Park on Thursday (April 9). Ronnie Wrenn Jr. piloted the five year-old mare from the second tier and let her competition carve out the :27.2, :55.4 and 1:25.2 ambitious fractions. Wrenn swooped Champagne Tonight three-deep in the final turn, struck the lead in the stretch and stopped the timer in 1:56. Northfield Park Wall of Famer, Clair Umholtz trains the pacer for Umholtz Racing Inc. and Kennedy Sports Corporation. Champagne Tonight (Western Terror-Lake Shore Drive-Real Desire) leaves the track after winning 14 times and making the ticket a total of 29 of her 56 starts. She bankrolled $330,521 and took a 1:51.3 mark at the age of two at Pocono Downs. Since day one after purchasing Champagne Tonight as a yearling for $10,000 the Umholtz/Kennedy partnership could not have been happier with her. "She trained down beautifully and been a dream to race," said Umholtz. "She is definitely the best horse I have ever had." Her connections have decided to breed her to Somebeachsomewhere (PA) and hope to have a healthy foal in 2016 that will possess Champagne Tonight's heart, talent and passion for racing. Champagne Tonight was one of six wins on the Thursday card for Ronnie Wrenn Jr. Ayers Ratliff

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