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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

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

LEBANON, OH. - Ice Scraper paced the fastest mile in the two-year history of harness racing at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (April 4) capturing the $18,150 Open Pace in 1:50.1.   Driver Ken Holliday, who returned to the sulky in January after a prolonged absence, set sail early and lead the talented field through a brisk opening quarter in :26. Despite no impending pressure Holliday continued a brisk pace the second quarter, reached in :54.1. With a second tier headed by Ardyne Ace (Randy Tharps) forming down the backstretch Ice Scraper found another gear to maintain the lead at the 1:21.3 third quarter station. When the contenders fanned out four wide for the stretch duel Ice Scraper dug down deep and just held off fast-closing A Sweet Ride (Kayne Kauffman) in a very tight photo. J's Six Pak Attack (Jeremy Smith) garnered the show dough with Ardyne Ace and Atta Boy Dan (Chris Page) picking up the final two checks. James Behrendt owns Ice Scraper, a six-year-old gelded son of Yankee Skyscraper who surpassed the $300,000 career earnings plateau with the victory. It was the 25th win in his career and gave the winner three wins and three place finishes in eight 2015 starts. Sent off at 5-2 odds Ice Scraper paid $7.40 to win, with the exacta kicking back a handsome $85.80. A pair of final preliminary heats were contested in the Tom Tharps Memorial Series for non-winners of six races or $50,000 lifetime male pacers. First Of Itskind (Jeff Nisonger) captured the first $10,000 division in 1:52, topping Lord Of Misrule (Chris Page) and PQ Three (Jeremy Smith). It was the second consecutive win for the Western Terror four-year-old, owned by A Piece Of The Action Stable, and stamped him as the probable favorite for the $20,000 final next Saturday night. Hotunderthecollar (Chris Page) was the upset winner in the second split, beating Crusoe Hanover (Jeff Nisonger) and OK Ferrari (Greg Grismore) in 1:52.3. Trainer Herman Hagerman co-owns the five-year-old son of Jereme's Jet with Pine Stone Farm. It was the first seasonal win in 11 tries for Hotunderthecollar and the eighth triumph of his life. Miami Valley will present an 11-race card on Easter Sunday with a 3 p.m. post time. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will circle the lightning fast five-eighths mile oval several times between 1 and 3 p.m. prior to the races. Gregg Keidel

WASHINGTON, PA, March 25, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan was indomitable on the front end, thwarting a strong challenge from Hillbilly Hanover to capture Wednesday's harness racing $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Atta Boy Dan covered the front half in a reasonable 56 before confronting the first-over Hillbilly Hanover. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding found another gear for Dave Palone, downing his rival by a length in 1:51.3 on a "good" surface. Dew N Doughnuts rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who won for the fourth time in his last six starts and lifted his career bankroll to $260,385, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. Tony Hall and Palone each drove three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 17, 2015 -- Terror Of the Nite rolled to victory in a career-best 1:54.1 to notch his third straight in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Heavenly Knox scored in a sizzling 1:52.4 in the other $12,000 split in Tuesday's third leg of the harness racing series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The championship legs of the Walter Russell and three other current series at The Meadows are set for Friday, March 27, first post 6:55 PM. Dave Palone gave Terror Of The Nite -- the 1-9 favorite -- a comfortable 58.2 front half, and when the 4-year-old son of Western Terror-Her Odyssey sprinted home in 55.4, he assured that he would be positioned for a series sweep. The pocket-sitting Native Dude was second, 7-1/2 lengths back, with Hickory Terrific third. Ron Burke trains Terror Of The Nite for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. It was one of seven wins on the 14-race program for Palone. Tuesday's card also featured a pair of top trots. In the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap, Cowgirl Hall looked sharp off a three-month layoff, collecting a front-end victory in 1:54.4. Whata Donato, who was used hard early, held on for place, 4-1/4 lengths in arrears, while Anaffairtoremember rallied for show. Palone drove the 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall - Centerfold Hall, who now boasts $658,993 in lifetime earnings, for Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and Michael Rosenthal. In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap, Daylon Miracle relished her status as the only female in the field -- and the 7-5 favorite -- as she dueled for the early lead before cruising home for Aaron Merriman in 1:55.1, 2-1/4 lengths ahead of TSM Photo Bugger. Tamarind completed the ticket. Bill Bercury owns and trains Daylon Miracle, a 6-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-Daylon Marvel who extended her career bankroll to $423,197. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, March 10, 2015 -- Terror Of The Nite pulled the pocket down the backside but needed to survive a late challenge to capture his second straight in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Wok N Roll K and Big World Of Rock also took $12,000 splits in Tuesday's second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt, stallion and gelding pacers. Dave Palone teamed with trainer Ron Burke for a pair of Russell wins with Terror Of The Nite and Big World of Rock. Terror Of The Nite easily cleared to the lead when Palone moved him to the front, but Heavenly Knox was gaining ground on a sustained first-over bid. That tough journey in the slop took its tool on Heavenly Knox, and Terror Of The Nite prevailed by 1/2 length in 1:56. Well Bred earned show. Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura campaign Terror Of The Nite, a 4-year-old Western Terror - Her Odyssey gelding. In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Anaffairtoremember opened a 4-length lead and held on late to down the onrushing Sweetie Hearts by a head in 1:57. Long shot Ajuama completed the ticket. Aaron Merriman piloted the 5-year-old daughter of Angus Hall - Val Lee Woman, who extended her career bankroll to $313,097, for owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Palone drove four winners and Merriman three on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, March 3, 2015 -- Terror Of The Nite opened an 8-length lead at the three-quarters, then coasted home to capture a division of Tuesday's harness racing Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The opening leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings was contested over three divisions, with Techtor Hanover and Sopravvissuto taking the other $12,000 splits. The series honors the memory of the late Hall of Famer Walter Russell, a distinguished judge at a number of tracks. Although parked the opening quarter from post 8, Terror Of The Nite disposed of the early challenge by Somekindaparty and was all by himself turning for home. He won geared down for Dave Palone in 1:56 on a "good" surface, 4-3/4 lengths better than Whoopedemaginjosey. Rollinlikeahotshot finished third. Ron Burke trains Terror Of The Nite, a 4-year-old Western Terror - Her Odyssey gelding, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. Palone piloted four winners on the 14-race card while Tony Hall and Wilbur Yoder each enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan made it three straight at The Meadows when he strolled through a leisurely 58 half, then blazed home in 55.4 to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace. Dave Palone was able to work out that comfortable half for Atta Boy Dan, which left the 6-year-old Western Terror - Dropitlikesitshot gelding plenty in reserve to thwart the stern first-over challenge from I'm Feelin Good. Atta Boy Dan scored in 1:53.4, 1-1/4 lengths better than the ground-saving Dew N Doughnuts, while I'm Feelin Good saved show. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who extended his career bankroll to $244,560, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano and trainer Paul Corey teamed for three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

LEBANON, OH. - Benefitting greatly from an early first quarter speed duel between the two favorites, All Terror paced strongest through the lane to upset the $14,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway. The five-year-old Western Terror mare, owned by Mike Foote, became the seventh different winner of the weekly distaff feature in the seven weeks the track has been open for its second season. Five of the seven combatants sprung alertly when the Woebkenberg starting gate opened its wings. While All Terror was one of them, driver Kayne Kauffman found himself sandwiched between horses going into the first turn and made the winning decision to back off first and settle in fifth at the pylons. With inside leavers My Hare Lady (Kyle Ater) and Rev Me Up (Chris Page) still sprinting, favorites Betterluvnexttime (Josh Sutton) and Igottafeelinfran (Dan Noble) found themselves three and four wide, respectively, through a wicked open eighth of a mile. Betterluvnexttime cleared to the lead just past the :26.4 opening quarter, but other than a few seconds of a breather inside Igottafeelinfran found herself first-over the remainder of the mile. After a pedestrian second quarter in :57 the pace quickened with the third quarter clocked in 1:24.3. It was then that Kauffman eased All Terror out to second-over position around the final turn before flipping three wide in the stretch and cruising to a three-quarter length triumph. Metro Shopping (Tyler Smith) and Hoponit (Jeremy Smith), who rode the pylons most of the mile, found room in deep stretch to garner the place and show positions. The winner now sports three wins and three seconds in seven starts at Miami Valley, but this was her first tally against open competition. With ten different drivers winning on the 12-race Friday card, the dash standings remain very tight at the top of the list. Josh Sutton has forged to the head of the class, but only by the slimmest of margins. His 56 victories through the first 27 nights of the meet is one better than Dan Noble, who has notched 55 wins, followed closely by defending champion Kayne Kauffman with 54. They are followed by Tyler Smith 30, Kyle Ater 28, Jeremy Smith 27, Randy Tharps and Chris Page with 21 each, Jeff Nisonger 13, Greg Grismore and Brad Hanners with 11 each. From the press box at Miami Valley

DOVER, Del.--- Bossa Nova Baby picked right off where he left off last week scoring a 1:52.2 victory in the $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Handicap, the Sunday, Feb. 8 feature race on a Spring-like day at Dover Downs. With Hall of Famer Ron Pierce holding the reins, Bossa Nova Baby held off KR's Power Surge (Jim Morand) and Drunk On You (Eddie Davis Jr.) to win for the second-straight start for trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor. An altered son of Panspacificflight - By Faith Valaree, Bossa Nova Baby danced his way to his 15 lifetime win. In the fastest race on the card, Jerry Clark's Workandplayhard stopped the timer at 1;50.4, a career record, to win an $8,000 Male pace with Eddie Davis Jr. chalking up his second win on the day. The win was the first of 2015 for the Western Terror - Slice Of Life gelding trained by Doug Lewis. Toms Titan (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Stagecoach Holdup (Roger Plante) stormed down the lane for third. Ron Pierce drove four winners, Eddie Davis Jr. had a triple, Tony Morgan and trainer Dylan Davis posted doubles. Velocity Sonja looks for her third straight victory in the Monday pace for young females feature race. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

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