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GRATZ PA - The freshman Glidemaster filly Glide By Shooting posted a 2:01.4 victory in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at the Gratz Fair Sunday, thereby reducing that local trotting divisional mark by 1 1/5 seconds, eclipsing the standard set by Classical Original ten years minus two days before. Roger Hammer, a visitor to Victory Lane three times Sunday, handled the fast miss for owner/trainer/breeder Boots Dunn, who also campaigned Glide By Shooting's mom, 2006 Fair Champion She'sfastandfurious. 15 minutes earlier Hammer and Dunn had combined to take another division of the event with the Tom Ridge filly Bella Palazzo in 2:04.3. Bella Palazzo, a nine-time fair winner with the last eight in succession, assured herself a tie as division points champion... ...with the Equinox Bi miss Bessie, herself home first eight times over the twicearounds, winning this time in 2:03.2 for owner/trainer/driver Dave Brickell to keep Bella Palazzo's lead at 63-58 with one stop and its 5 points for win at least mathematically in the frame. This trio seems the class of their group right now - they won by a combined 27 ¼ lengths. For the second time in six days driver Steve Schoeffel combined with trainer Bill Daugherty Jr. and owner Susan Daugherty to take two cuts of the three-year-old colt trot, and with the same horses: the Cantab Hall gelding Fly Past Hanover and the Broadway Hall gelding Broadway Charm. Also appearing to be in the thick of this section is the Oh So White gelding Whitey Lauxmont (owner/trainer/driver Brickell), who started at the fairs with eight straight wins, made breaks in the next two races, but then rebounded yesterday to win the fastest cut in 2:05. The Yankee Cruiser pacing colt A OK Hanover, Hammer-owned-trained-driven, remained undefeated in six starts at the fairs by winning the fastest section of his freshman event in 2:00.3. Last week A OK set the pace, then held off a furious late rush from previously-fair-unbeaten El Chivato; this week El Chivato attacked early from his outside draw, but Hammer kept him out on the limb throughout, and as the place slackened late this week it TSM Wulfi T narrowing in but not quite getting there against the double track recordholder. (Ironically, though, even if A OK would win at Bloomsburg a week from today, he still would have only 35 points - wth nine horses ahead of him for the eight-horse final, and another two within two points of that fugure.) La Fiesta, the first freshman to clinch her title, paced the fastest mile of the day, 2:00.2, the Western Terror miss going right down the road for Team Shaw (driver Chris, trainer Jason, and owner Mason. FINISHING LINES Three-year-olds take to the Gratz track today, starting at 11:30 a.m....Glide By Shooting and La Fiesta posted season's records for the PA fair circuit with their Sunday triumphs ... And it should be noted that the consistent trotting colt Mr Weaver, though not a winner Sunday, also clinched his divisional pointtotal with his crossing under the wire third. Jerry Connors | Director of Sire Stakes and Harness Breeders Fund  

Hard-luck Carol’s Comet won the last $20,000 Open Pace at Scioto Downs Racino in 2013 by a nose, in 1:50.2.  The hard luck gelding finished second the last three starts at the track but this week driver Aaron Merriman had a different strategy to make the outcome different, and make his way to the winner’s circle. “I thought I was in the position last week to get the trip and they told me he really didn’t like the passing lane,” said Merriman.  “I opted to go to the outside so I think I cost myself the race with the drive.  Today, up in the passing lane the horse really appreciated it, the shorter trip around the track.”  Sitting the pocket Merriman waited patiently during the first three quarters that went in 26.3, 55.2 and 1:22. “He’s very nice, a Cadillac to race,” Merriman continued.  “He really wants to go so that really makes it nice.  He’s very good gated and good behind the gate.” Audrey’s Dream (Tony Hall) got up for second while Special Forces (Chris Page) held on for third after cutting the mile. Previous to the evening’s races, Carol’s Comet had made 16 starts and had three wins with eight seconds and one third making $77,275 just this year racing exclusively at Scioto for Delaware, Ohio based trainer Ron Potter. The striking 4-year-old gelding son of Yankee Cruiser out of the Jenna’s Beach Boy mare Modern Medicine is owned by Martin Presser, Bill Moore, Matthew Moore and Whiskey Tango Stable (Dawn Hornsby, Dawn Potter and Kimberly Rowe). The evening’s race card also held two divisions of the “Best of the Rest” which was open to horses paid into the Sire Stakes but were not eligible for the $150,000 last week.  Majesty Dream (Chip Chip Hooray-Donna L’s Hope) and Kayne Kauffman took the 2-year-old trotting filly division in 2:00.4.  Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. for owners Up Front Racing LLC (Ed Mullinax) and Thomas York Jr.  She is now set to race in the Ohio Breeders Championship at Delaware on Sept. 17. The 3-year-old colt pace was the only other division to fill and was won by Dusto and Kauffman in 1:55.1.  The time was a new lifetime mark for the Stand Forever-Doctor Cindy colt who now has $82,540 in career earnings for owner/trainer William Hartman and co-owner Saundra Andre’. Even though the live racing season is over at Scioto, the racetrack will still be open for simulcasting from noon-midnight.  Racing will resume in May 2014, dependent on approval from the Ohio State Racing Commission. Scioto Downs Racino

YORK PA - In a battle of unbeatens, usually something has to give. Not much gave in a division of the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes for pacing colts during a day devoted to freshmen at the York County Fair, as A OK Hanover, now undefeated in five starts on the circuit, edged out El Chivato, who had been 5-for-5 on the local circuit, by a nose in 2:02.1. A Yankee Cruiser colt, A OK Hanover and owner/trainer/driver Roger Hammer hung up very fast fractions while El Chivato raced midpack, being six lengths to the good at the 3/4s - but here came El Chivato, eating up ground rapidly for driver Chris Shaw. The margin shrank with every step of the stretch drive, but on the money "A OK" held off his hard-charging foe by the slimmest of margins. Both stamped themselves as major factors for their Championship Final at The Meadows on October 5 - If they qualify for the final, as both have spent a good bit of time at the raceways, including Stallion Series action. El Chivato is currently 8 points adrift of the eighth and last qualifying pointtotal, "A OK" 12 - both are likely to need "5-point" (winning) performances at Gratz and Bloomsburg, the last two stops on the fair circuit, and the defection of a couple of rivals, to make the Championship. It would be surprising if Fly Past Hanover or Broadway Charm missed their Championship, as they added to their point accumulation by taking two of the three divisions of the Ralph Jones Memorial Trot for males, a race named after the late legend and benefactor of local fair racing. Fly Past Hanover, a gelded son of Cantab Hall, missed the divisional track record a fifth by posting a 2:04 score, while the Broadway Hall gelding Broadway Charm won in 2:05, the team taking the Daily Double by a near combined 25 lengths for driver Steve Schoeffel, trainer Bill Daugherty Jr., and owner Susan Daugherty. Schoeffel in all had five wins on the day to solidify his spot atop the fair colony driver standings. The Team Shaw pacing filly La Fiesta became the first fair horse to clinch her divisional pointtotal championship when she finished second after a hard first-over trip to Bellas Quik, having amassed 61 points to 49 for nearest rivals Ardelle and Hopeful Trust with, as mentioned, just two stops and 10 points to go at the 2013 PA fairs. FINISHING LINES - The three-year-olds are featured at York today, with first post at 10:30 a.m. ... As alluded to above, here's the rest of the PA fair schedule for this year: this coming Sunday and Monday at 11:30 a.m., and then three days of racing at Bloomsburg: a rescheduling of all eight Bloomsburg Stakes to the Friday before the main racing week, September 20, at 2 p.m., and then the final Sire Stakes preliminary opportunity of the year on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. by Jerry Connors for PAFSS

STONEBORO PA – Research has now shown that Roger Hammer is made of the same materials as are used to build airplane data recorders. Less than 24 hours after a brief hospital stay which resulted from a Wednesday morning traffic accident, The Hammer was parading back to the Great Stoneboro Fair winners circle with the fastest two-year-old in the history of the northwest Pennsylvania oval. The colt’s name? A OK Hanover. (I’m not clever enough to make that kind of name up.) A OK Hanover’s victory was not unexpected – the Yankee Cruiser colt was undefeated in three previous fair starts, and his next race is in the $40,000 Stallion Series Championship next Friday at Pocono after amassing the series prelims’ third-highest pointtotal – but the 2:00.4 time, bettering by a tick the old mark set five years minus one day earlier by Stately Art, was just an exclamation point punctuating the chaotic-but-ultimately-triumphant last few days of Hammer, an 8-time North American UDR champion. In all, Hammer won three times on the card, and posted a .514 UDR for the day – not bad for somebody who drove into the fairgrounds wearing a neck and upper back brace. Both records for two-year-old pacers fell during this day of freshman action at Stoneboro, as 30 minutes later the Dragon Again filly TSM Maija Star teamed with hot-driving Todd Cummings to win a Sire Stakes cut in 2:01.4, again knocking a fifth off the existing mark, this one set by Argument Hanover two years ago. Bob Krenitsky Jr., also on a tear as of late, conditions the new standardholder for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. On the trotting side, Whitey Lauxmont ran his fair record to 8 for 8 by winning the fastest division of the 2TC in 2:05.4.The Oh So White gelding is owned, trained, and driven by Dave Brickell. There are many other storylines that could be written about from this sprawling 18-race card at Stoneboro, but it probably was the improbable comeback of Roger Hammer that had the most people shaking their heads. Even if Hammer couldn’t. FINISHING LINES – Some more great PA Fairs action is set for Saturday at 10am, with most of the circuit’s top three-year-olds slated to go behind the gate on a 16-race card. by Jerry Connors

The leading trainer in the country and the leading trainer at Scioto Downs Racino have their go-to drivers for their horses when they race at the Columbus, Ohio 5/8 mile track. Friday evening each trainer took a different $20,000 Open race to keep securing their foothold as the top trainers in the top class races.  In the Open Trot, Ronnie Wrenn Jr drove Virgil Morgan Jr.s Undercover Strike to victory in 1:55. Parked the last half mile, the 5-year-old gelded son of Striking Sahbra won handily for owner Frank Bellino. Trotslikethewind (Kayne Kauffman) was second and Chilitodayhotamale (Tony Hall) held on for third after cutting the mile. Undercover Strike raced earlier this year at The Meadowlands and Mohawk, where he took his fastest mark of 1:52.3 in 2012. The win Friday marked his second in a row in the Open Trot at Scioto and he has now earned $313,994 lifetime. Tony Hall turned the tables on Wrenn when he took the Fillies & Mares Open Pace with Darena Hanover for Ron Burke in 1:51.3. Leaving from assigned post position nine, the 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser sat back in the five hole while Wrenn sent Princess Cruiser to the front in 26.1. The pair lead all the way to the top of the stretch and finished three-quarters of a length behind Darena Hanover. She’s Shocking (Ray Paver) posted a 27.1 last quarter to get third. Darena Hanover, owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, has now surpassed $620,000 in lifetime earnings. In 2012 she won both the Jugette and Matron finals and took a mark of 1:50.2 at Pocono Downs. Racing continues Saturday at Scioto with a first post of 6:30 p.m. Scioto Downs Racino  

MEADVILLE PA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 was a good day to set a track record at the Crawford County (PA) Fair. So too was Tuesday, August 20, 2013. With two-year-old pacers featured during the second of four days of harness racing at the Meadville oval, the track recordbook for both colts and fillies - both first reinscribed on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - were both altered yesterday, exactly 11 years to the day later. Owner/trainer/driver Roger Hammer lowered the previous colt record of 2:01.4 (Love Of Art, 8-20-02) to 2:00.1 with A OK Hanover, an entire by Yankee Cruiser (two siring credits on the day) who has already earned himself a spot in the state Stallion Series Championship. "A OK" is undefeated in two outings at the fairs, and with some late-season starts he also may be present in the Fair Championship for his group at The Meadows on October 5. Two opponents who may be waiting for him near Pittsburgh are Mister Chaos, an Art Official colt now 4 for 4 since trainer Bob Rougeaux III teamed up with driver Chris Shaw; and McArtic Ocean (Mc Ardle gelding, driver-owner Aaron Johnston), who has yet to taste defeat after five trips behind the fair circuit starting gate. The other mark, the 2:03.1 for fillies, was first recorded by My Gal Phyl on the 8-20-02 magic date, later equaled by Ellen Hanover on 8-24-04, and then tied again yesterday by Southern Sweetie, part of a siring triple for Real Desire, who ran her career record to 3-2-1-0 for driver Wayne Long and trainer/owner Rich Gillock. A third track record was rung up in the day's last race, but it had the audacity to have been set on a July 21 - specifically, one day short of one year ago, as the SJ's Caviar 5YO gelding S J Better Days lowered his own division mark 2/5 of a second to 2:03.1 in the FFA trot for driver Roger Hammer. Boots Dunn, in front of the hometown fans, enjoyed the win as owner, trainer - and breeder; his mare Chaka Khan, has produced five fair track records through her offspring "S J" and Redder Than Red, and her 2YO Ruddy Rusty is on the bubble for the Stallion Series Championship. And her fifth dam is Delicious - the mother of Delmonica Hanover! Pretty strong background in the land of Delvin, indeed. FINISHING LINES - The three track records Tuesday gives Meadville four through its first two fair days, and six if you include the 2-day meet earlier this year ... with more in the crosshairs as three-year-olds race the next two days in the Sire Stakes, trotters today and pacers tomorrow ... Aside from the siring credits and Hammer's implied double above, multiple winners were drivers Todd Cummings (three on the day, including both Quaker State 2Ps), Wayne Long and Chris Shaw (two each). by Jerry Connors  

Top pacers in harness racing will now meet in final on August 3!

WASHINGTON, PA, July 27, 2013 — How sweet is it when a colt purchased as a yearling a few hundred yards from the finish line wins a division of an Arden Downs stake the very next year? According to Dave Palone, it was sweet, indeed, when he piloted Invictus Hanover to victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gov. David Lawrence at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit event for freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested Adios Day over five divisions, with Allstar Partner, Limelight Beach, Kingofthejungle and Goldin Parachute also taking $20,000 splits. A son of Yankee Cruiser-I Sparkle, Invictus Hanover was gaveled down for $16,000 at last year’s Hanover Adios Yearing Sale to Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Keith Pippi and Michelle Yanek and turned over to Ron Burke to train. Although he finished fifth in his most recent outing, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake, he rebounded Saturday by exploiting a cover trip and scoring in a stakes-fastest 1:52.3. A OK Hanover was second, a length back, with Avalanche Hanover third. “I’d like to pick up one like him every year,” Palone said. “He came out of his last race and scoped a little sick. I knew his performance had nothing to do with his attitude or ability. He’s a good-gaited colt. As big and strong as he is, he’ll make quite a nice horse down the road.” $76,350 Arden Downs Stake, 2-Year-Old Filly Pacers Also part of the Adios Day card was the inaugural Mary Lib Miller, a Grand Circuit event for 2-year-old filly pacers renamed this year to honor the contributions of the late Mary Lib Miller, wife of The Meadows founder Delvin Miller who served as a director of the Harness Hall of Fame. Lucy’s Pearl, Sister Stroll and Rusty’s Bliss each took a Mary Lib Miller split. Lucy’s Pearl had two Hall of Famers in her corner — Palone and trainer Ron Gurfein — and that couldn’t have hurt. She worked out a pocket trip from post 9 and triumphed in 1:53.1 for her Third Straight victory. Stucklikeglue was second, 1-3/4 lengths in arrears, while Boots N Saddle earned show. Both Lucy’s Pearl and Stucklikeglue survived inquiries to maintain their positions. “I really like her,” Palone said. “Gurf is making a pacing comeback. Honestly, that’s a helluva mile for a 2-year-old out of the 9 hole, to be used twice like that. I was tickled to death with her.” Gurfein and Elizabeth Novak own the daughter of Well Said-Remember When. Sister Stroll exploded to the lead past the three-quarters for Chris Page and drew off to score in 1:54.1 despite a final quarter in 31.3. Temptation Hanover and Fiyonce were promoted to second and third, respectively, following the disqualification of second-place finisher Cinamony. “They got tired at the end, but when you’re down there in 1:22.3, these 2-year-olds will get a little tired,” said Brian Brown, who trains the daughter of Art Official-So Western, a $40,000 yearling acquisition, for Jennifer Brown, Strollin Stable and King McNamara. “She’s a half sister to Dancinwiththestarz, who made almost $1 million. She has a lot of racing left this year.” Evan Pattak EDITORS: Attached are jpgs of Invictus Hanover, Lucy’s Pearl and Sister Stroll winning their Arden Downs divisions. Also attached is a file photo of Mary Lib Miller; please credit to USTA.  

It was a dead heat in the 11 horse Open at Scioto Downs Racino Friday. Previous track record holder, if only for three races at the time, Bakin on the Beach and perpetual groomsman Carol’s Comet battled it out down the stretch and the judges could not separate them. The mile went in 1:51.3, and while it was not a new record in harness racing, it was a sight to see for the crowd that graced the apron at the track. Bakin on the Beach and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. tied the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings just two weeks ago when he won in 1:50.3, but just a couple races later, I Found My Beach broke that record by one-fifth of a second. The son of McArdle is trained by Ron Steck for owners Bruce Soulsby and Mark Harder. This week Bakin on the Beach took the two hole trip to come up on pace-setting Carol’s Comet and Tony Hall. The latter lead at every point of call, leaving from the eight hole and hitting the opening quarter in :26.1.  “Actually on the front end last week, he (Bakin on the Beach) tried pulling up twice,” explained Wrenn. “But I really had to grab into him down the stretch to keep the horse next to me so he would pace on. He acted like he could pace a lot more, I just couldn’t allow him do it. I thought tonight with the two hole trip he’d win; I mean he did, but we just had to share it. He’s a lot better on a helmet or tripping him out.” The flashy 4-year old gelding Carol’s Comet has raced in either the Open or the Invite every start he’s had since the track opened, but it was the first time leading driver Tony Hall got the call. Trained by Ron Potter, the son of Yankee Cruiser is owned by Martin Presser, Whiskey Tango Stable, Bill & Matthew Moore. “He (Potter) just said he likes it up close but he’s never been on the front ever in his life, said Hall. “So he didn’t know how he’d be if he ever got caught on the front. But it worked out good tonight. “It was pretty close, I couldn’t call it. Sometimes I can tell, but in this case I had no clue.” Wrenn “thought Tony held on to be honest. But I was happy to hear the dead heat.” There will be no racing Saturday due to the Jamey Johnson concert that is set up on the track. Racing will resume next week with a 6:30 p.m. post time for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; a 1:00 p.m. post for Saturday and a special Sunday card with first post at 5:00 p.m. Highlighting the week’s racing card will be the Ohio State Fair races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for 2 and 3-year-old Ohio bred horses. Scioto Downs Racino

On Friday, July 19 Northfield Park hosted five divisions of Ohio Sires Stake racing action as part of the a 14-race program. Two-year-old filly trotters competed in three divisions and filly pacers in two.  Chris Page was the stakes driving star of the night with three OSS victories.  Dan Noble and Tony Hall also piloted a stakes win.   The trotters took to the stage in Race 1 and Rose Run Princess (Trainforthefuture-Cinder Char-Striking Sahbra) bested her competition by a nose in the final stride to win the $30,000 first division.  The race was Rose Run Princess’ second win in three lifetime starts.  Northfield Park leading driver Chris Page piloted the filly for trainer Devan Miller and owners James Keller of New Carlisle, Ohio and Jerry Allen of Tipp City, Ohio.  Rose Run Princess started from post six and sat third through an opening quarter of :30.  Page tipped the freshman first-over and she remained there though middle factions of 1:02.2 and 1:32.3.  Rose Run Princess overcame the tough trip to win by a nose in 2:02.2.  Finishing behind Rose Run Princess were Maes Perfect Storm, Cookie N Ice Cream, Dellou, Emilene’s Future and Hush Hush Chip.  Rose Run Princess was the favorite and returned $3.60 to win. Paydaze On The Way (Look Sharp-Shantytown Girl-Towner’s Big Guy) took the $30,000 first division for two-year old filly Ohio-bred pacers for trainer Mike Conklin in the evening’s second race.  Paydaze On The Way started from post three and was fourth through an initial fraction of :28.2.  Driver Dan Noble pulled the filly first-up through times of :58.4 and 1:27.2.  Paydaze On The Way drafted in the pocket through the final turn before taking the lead in the stretch and finishing 1 ¼-lenths ahead of the competition, stopping the timer in 1:56.  This race marked the filly’s second career start and first win.  She was the runner-up in her career debut.  Completing the race were Crown Time Keeper, R Spunky Girl, Fayco Filly, Ataway Samantha and Friskie’s Angel.  Paydaze On The Way was heavily favored and paid $3.00 to win. The trotters were scheduled next and Anniesbluejeanbaby was an impressive winner in Race 3, capturing the $30,000 second division.  Tony Hall drove the filly for trainer Wes Hershberger and Chagrin Falls, Ohio owner Walter Callam.  Anniesbluejeanbaby (Full Count-Sunland Annabell-Armbro Laser) started from post four.  Hall sent the filly straight to the lead and never looked back.  She posted fractions of :30.2, 1:01.2, 1:32.2 and 2:01.4.  She was an easy 5 5/4-length winner.  The race was the first win in two lifetime starts for Anniesbluejeanbaby.  Finishing in succession after the winner were OIM Bad, Emery Jean, Iron Princess, Rockin H Marsha K and Hurricane Honey.  Anniesbluejeanbaby was the punter’s choice and returned $3.60 to win.  Trotters returned in Race 5 for the $30,000 third division.  In The Grippers (Steven One-Over Baked-Overcomer) led every step through well-rated fractions of :31.1, 1:02.3, 1:33 and 2:03.1.  The filly is owned by Herres Stable LLC of Bellbrook, Ohio.  Virgil Morgan Jr. called upon Chris Page to drive.  In The Grippers, never challenged, was a 2 ¾-length winner.  In The Grippers remains undefeated, now with two career victories in as many starts.  She was followed home by Greased, Mclean, MJs Victory Jody, Surebecoolifudid and Dohooray.  Turbochargedroxie did not finish.  In The Grippers was the people’s pick and paid $3.00 to win.   The final Ohio Sires Stake race of the evening was Race 6, the $30,000 second division for two year-old filly pacers.  Spiffy Sam left from post five and held off all competition through fractional times of :28.3, :58.3, 1:27.3 and 1:57.4.  Driver Chris Page asked Spiffy Sam (Nobleland Sam-Spiffy Cruiser-Yankee Cruiser) for more in the stretch and she dug in gamely, holding off the favorite by ¼-length.  She is owned by Sheila Hummel of Mansfield, Ohio, Mark Williams of Pickerington, Ohio, along with Steven Carter of Londonderry, Ohio, who also trains.  This marked her third win in six starts this year.  Following Spiffy Sam were Rosy Fire, Nancy’s Stitches, Baby Slider, Pretty Dreamboat, Friskie Six and APP Panda.  Spiffy Sam was a mild upset winner, returning $15.40 to win.  by Ayers Ratliff  

Trainer Tony Alagna picked up a pair of victories in Stallion Series action on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were seven divisions held on the night for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, each carrying a purse of $20,000. Alagna trains the night's first Stallion Series winner Maxi Bon (Somebeachsomewhere-Knock Three Times), who, with Simon Allard aboard, won in 1:52:1. Later on, Tim Tetrick drove Some Playa (Somebeachsomewhere-Venusinbluejeans), also trained by Alagna, to a Stallion Series victory in 1:53:4. Other Stallion Series winners on the night: Official Warning (Art Official-Bang The Door), driven by Howard Parker and trained by Charlie Norris, in 1:54:2; Gymokee Jerry (The Panderosa-Simply Liz), driven by David Miller and trained by Roland Mallar, in 1:54:1; Here Comes William (Dragon Again-Miracles Delight), driven by Jim Morrill Jr. and trained by Bob Barnard, in 1:53:1; Jack Attack (Allamerican Native-Pocket Queens), driven by Ron Pierce and trained by Joe Pavia Jr., in 1:52:1; and A OK Hanover (Yankee Cruiser-Aw Shucks Hanover), driven by Andy Miller and trained by Roger Hammer, in 1:52:3. Evan Pattak  

In the 8th race second $50,000 elimination division of the Haughton Memorial FFA Pace, Sweet Lou and harness racing driver Yannick Gingras was able to regain his winning form the hard way, grinding out a first-over parked the mile victory by a slim neck over Pet Rock in 1:48.4.

On a Saturday afternoon at the Dayton (PA) fairgrounds that featured Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for harness racing two-year-olds, 2013 circuit leader Steve Schoeffel saw his UDR 'drop' to .669 and his UTR 'plummet' to .660 - but he still managed to guide all four winners of the 2CP back to Victory Lane.

Hanover, PA - With just a few weeks left to the harness racing breeding season, Hanover Shoe Farm is getting ready to close up the 2013 breeding and foaling season with another productive year according to Murray Brown, the farms public relations director.

It was a perfect Monday morning for the stable of Julie and Andy Miller, which went 4-for-4 with harness racing 2-year-olds in qualifiers at Gaitway Farm.

Exploiting a hot pace on a softening track, Pair A Dice rallied third over to pull off a 22-1 harness racing shocker in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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