Day At The Track
Pompano Park, Harness racing

Muscles For Life repeats

Pompano Beach, FL…November 23, 2020…Muscles For Life, the rugged seven year-old son of Muscle Mass, scored a repeat harness racing win at Pompano Park on Monday night, taking top honors in the $11,500 Open Handicap Trot for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.3. Assigned the outside post seven in his talented septet, Muscles For Life was on the prowl early, taking command at the :27.4 opener and carving out subsequent panels of :56.3 and 1:25.4 before his :28.4 finale held Explosive Breakaway (Tom Jackson) at bay by a half length. The Lionking AS (Kevin Wallis) was third, followed by It’s A Herbie and Sooo Handsome. Trained by Steve Oldford for owner Jerald Hawks, Muscle For Life earned his sixth win of the year in 15 starts to send his 2020 bankroll to $47,960. Lifetime, he has won 31 times in 90 starts, good for $338,550. Off as the 6 to 5 favorite, Muscles For Life paid $4.40 to his multitude of backers. The $10,000 Open II Trot went to EV’s Girl, handled by owner-trainer Joe Chindano, Jr. The four year-old daughter of Crazed led just about every step of her journey, clocking panels of :28.4, :58.2 and 1:26.2, in repelling any challenge, to report home in 1:55.4, a new lifetime mark. Boxing Gloves (Wally Hennessey) threw a punch or two on the backside but was 1/34 lengths away at the finish. Chav Hanover (Mike Micallef was next) followed by Mighty Surf and the 3 to 5 favorite, Compelling. The win—Ev’s Girl’s 10th lifetime—pushed her career earnings to $165,556. Also on Monday, the FSBOA sponsored Sunshine State Stakes concluded with three year-olds in the spotlight for four (non-wagering) $12,000 Finals. Callin On Sunday, Prairie Gold Mine, Gold Star Igotdis and Hurrikanekingjames claimed the crowns in their respective divisions. Callin On Sunday, owned and trained by George Coblentz, took command right off the wings for driver Mike Simons and was never threatened in posting a 2:00.2 win off of panels of :29.2, :59.2 and 1:29.3. The daughter of Shibboleth Hanover capturing her division for trotting fillies to keep her 2020 record unblemished at 3-for-3. Brasen Bo (John MacDonald) was next while Priaire Delight completed the order of finish for this trio. Callin On Sunday now has banked $30,946  in her brief career measuring seven starts over two seasons. The sophomore trot for the boys featured four geldings and Prairie Gold Mine, handled by Wally Hennessey, earned his first win of the 2020 season in seven starts with a gate-to-wire win in a lifetime best 2:00.3, eclipsing his two year-old mark by 1 1/5 seconds. The altered son of Diamond Goal took his three competitors through fractions of :30.2, 1:01 and 1:30.3, repelling a mild bid from runner-up Prairie Romeo (Corey Braden) to score by 2 ¼ lengths. YD Dream Machine (Dave Ingraham) was third followed by Rhinestone Cowboy, who made a miscue at the third station  to lose all chance. Trained by Mike Deters, who co-owns with Laurie Poulin, Fred Morosini and John Spindler, Prairie Gold Mine vaulted his earnings to $50,868 with the win. In the Sunshine State Stake for the pacing fillies, Gold Star Igotdis, the sharp daughter of Rock On, was perfectly mannered throughout her one mile journey and scored a wire-to-wire 1:57. Win for Corey Braden. Laurie Lee (Wally Hennessey) was second, 7 ½ lengths back, while Alil Touch Of Pink completed the order. Trained by Maggie Audley for the Gold Star Farm, Gold Star Igotdis gave a hint in last week’s mile, pacing her last 3/4s in 1:25.2 after a miscue early and just did miss all the marbles. She was perfect throughout  to send her career bankroll to $43,534. The final Sunshine State Stake for pacing colts and geldings went to the classy Hurrikanekingjames, beautifully handled by Carl Garofalo. This son of So Surreal, trained by Rod Lorenzo for Jonathan Klee Racing, Kuhen Racing and George Vierno, led every long stride in scoring the 1:55 decision off of panels of :28.4, :57.1 and 1:25.2. Hurrikanekingjames is a perfect 3-for-3 at Pompano Park this fall with this win launching his career bankroll to $134,245. In other action, the tote-board lit up like the Fourth-of-July fireworks as Jeff Schaefer drove Kelly Walker Stables Absolute Uncertainly to a 1:57.3 win in Florida Amateur Driving competition. Off from the inside one post at the longest odds on the tote-board—78 to 1—the five year-old son of Muscle Mass used the rail to perfection in out-dueling one competitor as the wings folded and another half way through to draw clear. The winner  paid $159.20 to win keying a 1-9 exacta payoff of $1,515.40 and a 1-9-3 trifecta bonanza of $6,714.40. Pompano Park’s Pick-5 went unscathed on Monday night and a carry-over of nearly $8,000 has resulted in a $30,000 Guarantee for Tuesday night’s Pick-5, which begins in race one. Post time set set for 7:20 p.m.   Reported by John Berry for Pompano Park

Carter Dalgety,Harness racing

Down Under winners with Carter Dalgety

Super Star Down Under Mare wins first race in her American harness racing career. Bettors Heart N didn’t waste any time when getting back into the winners circle since relocating to the US to purse her racing career. Friday night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey was the night, where the daughter of Bettors Delight wore down race rivals late in the home stretch to pick up a win in the $16,000 pace. With Down Under blood running through every part of her body the mare is handled by Down Under trainer/driver combination in Nifty Norman and Dexter Dunn. She is also still partly owned by her New Zealand breeders the Bagrie Family. Bettors Heart N showed her real toughness late in the race when getting into clear air at the top of the straight but really rallying late to win in 1:50.3. Finishing a very gallant 2nd place was another Down Under Pacer in Tango Dancer N for Kelvin Harrison. Bettors Heart N made a name for herself Down Under when visiting Menangle Raceway in Sydney where she won the $200,000 Lady Ship Mile in 1:49.7. Following that win she raced the $1 million Miracle Mile against the boys but not placing. Her Down Under career stats stand at 9 wins and 11 placings for over $270,000 in prize money. An intriguing note of this race was that of the 8 trainers contesting in this race, 7 of those were Down Under trainers and those 7 finishing from 1st to 7th. There were also 3 Down Under drivers and 3 Down Under horses in the race. Dexter Dunn sends Harness racing Equine masterpiece out in style. Saturday night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey was the running of the TVG Finals. Being the last big event for top stakes horses of the year in the US. It was a large night for Down Unders Dexter Dunn, with three of his superstar horses having their last career start before pursuing a career in the breeding sector. Todd McCarthy, Nifty Norman and Chris Ryder had a night to remember also. First came freakish trotting mare Manchego who competed in the $320,000 TVG Open Trotting Mares Final. Settling 4th of the pack she angled first over just after the half to make her move and getting to the outside into the stretch with hardly any persuasion from Dunn the daughter of Muscle Hill made a mess of rivals to salute in 1:51.3. Shortly after the win one of the greatest Harness Racing trainers Jimmy Takter labelled her, “In my opinion best filly ever.”.  Next up for Dunn came the mare on a win streak Kissin In the Sand in the $150,000 TVG Open Pacing Mares Final. Coming off the gate Down Under mare Shartin N was the leader but Kissin In the Sand soon took over the lead and that was that, she kicked away up the straight to win in a new stakes record of 1:48.0. Now in the $371,900 Governors Cup for 2yo Pacing Colts and Geldings Nancy Takter and Dexter Dunn picked up their third big win of the night with Always A Miki, a son of first season sire Always B Miki who scored a very tough win in 1:50.2. Motoring for the 2yos.  To really top off he night the Down Under duo of Chris Ryder and Dexter Dunn took Bettors Wish out for his last race start and he was as fast as ever. Dunn taking the Bettors Delight Colt to the lead off the gate saying post-race, “we weren’t going to die wondering tonight”. From then running even splits until three quarter where he powered away to win in fitting fashion of 1:48.1.     A personal favourite of Dunns the big salute over the line was appropriate.  A huge victory came on the night for Down Under Duo in Noel Daley and Todd McCarthy. The pair teamed up with 2yo trotting filly Anoka Hanover to win the $451,800 Goldsmith Maid in 1:53.2. A huge win for the pair and driver Todd McCarthy’s biggest win since relocating to the US. Down Under trainer Nifty Norman also scored a large success on the night in the $398,650 Valley Victory for 2yo trotting colts and geldings with a son of Muscle Hill, Bee Forever. The win came in 1:54.0 in a close finish to the line.  On the big night of racing Down Under trainers and drivers won 8 of the 13 races.    Monday 16th November Northfield Park OH Elrama N – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $5,500 Rycroft N – Time: 1:55.1, Stake: $5,500   Pompano Park FL Risk N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $3,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Somwherenbrookln N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $9,500 Hudsen A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $14,000 Globaldomination N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $18,000 Abraxas Blues A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $11,000   Tuesday 17th November Monticello Raceway NY Ohoka Johnny N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $7,200 Kenrick N – Time: 1:57.2, Stake: $6,200 Im A Director N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $6,700   Northfield Park OH Strawb’s Chippie N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $4,400   Saratoga Harness NY Nerve Of Steel N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $5,200 Make A Statement A – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $5,850 Pasultimatedelite N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $5,850 Down Under First 4 – 2nd Miss Irish Rose A, 3rd Bontz N, 4th Glenferrie Blade A   Yonkers Raceway NY Mossdale Lottee N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $12,000 Donegalartchokin N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake: $14,000 Demeter N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $17,000   Flamboro Downs CA Bettor Trix N – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $10,500   Wednesday 18th November Dover Downs DE Western Secret A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $6,500   Harrahs Philadelphia PA Misty Memory N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $6,800 Its Mesmerise N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $10,000 Jossie James A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,800   The Meadows PA Dream Out Loud N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $9,500 Cocosfella A – Time: 1:52.2, Stake: $6,000   Thursday 19th November Dover Downs DE Glengarry Knight N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $6,500 Mister Ohanzee N – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $6,500 Trojan Banner N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $8,000 Itsrockandroll A – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $22,000   Monticello Raceway NY Alta Jerome N – Time: 1:58.4, Stake: $2,800   Plainridge Park MA Rock Diamonds N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $17,500 Mach Doro A – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $9,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Seaswift Joy N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $20,000   Friday 20th November Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Bechers Brook A – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $14,200   Meadowlands NJ Bettors Heart N – Time: 1:50.3, Stake: $16,000 Mighty Mr Sharkey N – Time: 1:50.2, Stake: $12,500 All American N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $10,000   Yonkers Raceway NY Kerford Road A – Time: 1:53.3, Stake: $11,000 War Dan A – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $11,000   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA The Bandit Queen N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $22,000   Saturday 21st November Cal Expo CA Dependlebury A – Time: 1:58.1, Stake: $4,600   Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN Majestic Player A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $21,500 Miss You N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $22,250   Meadowlands NJ Bracken Storm A – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $15,000   Northfield Park OH American Empress N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $12,500   Scarborough Downs ME Holy Grail N – Time: 1:56.3, Stake: $4,400 The Bus A – Time: 1:56.1, Stake: $5,200   Yonkers Raceway NY Speed Man N – Time: 1:53.0, Stake: $30,000 Raukapuka Ruler N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $17,500 Tin Roof Raider A – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $17,500   Woodbine Mohawk Park CA Mongolian Hero N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $16,000   Sunday 22nd November Harrahs Philadelphia PA Iammrbrightside N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $12,000 Let It Ride N – Time: 1:50.1, Stake: $8,800 Sevens Hope A – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $8,800   Northfield Park OH Celestial Arden N – Time: 1:54.1, Stake: $7,200 Brigadierbronski A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $8,800     Click here for previous weeks articles     by Carter Dalgety  

Matt Anderson,harness racing

Harness racing star's 'fall from grace'

A harness racing star has admitted his actions were “despicable” when he choked and beat a woman who feared she was going to be killed. Matt Anderson, a former New Zealand representative and national premiership-winning harness racing driver, was sentenced to three months’ community detention and 12 months’ intensive supervision by the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday. The 28-year-old was found guilty of assault and intentionally impeding breathing by strangulation after a judge-alone trial in July. The assault happened at his home on February 2. He grabbed the victim around the neck and choked her, then threw her out of his house and locked the door to stop her from getting her car keys that were still inside. Read the full story click here   Mariné Lourens Stuff

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Mandatory Super Hi-5 projected at $250,000

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Tuesday's Super Hi 5 harness racing jackpot at The Meadows will carry a mandatory payout. With the carryover already at $111,462.16, the final pool is projected to reach $250,000 or more. The last time The Meadows offered a mandatory Super Hi-5 payout, the pool ultimately exceeded $300,000. The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race of each live card. (The Super Hi-5 will not be offered Monday.) Ordinarily, the jackpot is paid only if there is a unique winning ticket. In Tuesday's must-pay situation, however, all holders of correct tickets will share the spoils. To make Tuesday's event even more challenging, the final race (race 13) will feature a field of 12, with horses 10, 11 and 12 leaving as trailers from the second tier. First post Tuesday is 12:45 PM, with race 13 scheduled to go at approximately 4:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

CHESTER, Pa. — Veteran campaigner Dealt A Winner ($6.80) overcame a post eight dispatch and held his ground while under siege late to take Sunday's (Nov. 22) featured harness racing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, an $11,600 upper-level conditioned pace. Dealt A Winner and driver Yannick Gingras were strung out a bit by 2-1 favorite Rock The Town (Anthony Napolitano) through a :27.3 first quarter, but cleared for sole control of the terms with well over a circuit to go. After pulling the half back a touch to :55.3, the 8-year-old Cam's Card Shark gelding capably held his ground to stave off a late push up the open stretch from runner-up Rock The Town, who only missed Dealt A Winner's 1:51.2 mile by a neck. Thatswhatisaid N (Daniel Dubé) sustained a first-over grind through the final three-eighths of the mile to finish third, missing by just a half length.   Ron Burke trains 27-time winner Dealt A Winner for the Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Phil Collura. The win was his second in a row and his sixth of the season. Todd McCarthy led all drivers with three wins on the 14-race program. Racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 25), with a $2,769.87 carryover buoying the 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 offered in the fifth race. Post time for the first of 14 races is 12:25 p.m. EST.     by James Witherite, Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

An excerpt from "Time To Hail Group One Gav" by John Peck (February 2020)   Nicknames are just so Australian. In horse racing one must be exceptional to be afforded a nickname that will have you remembered forever. Fans across Australia would instantly recognize “The Pumper”, “The Professor”, “Big Red”, “Cups King” and even the initials “T.J.” Similarly Harness Racing aficionados would have no difficulty in putting names to “The Puppet”, “Ginger”, “Bathurst Bulldog”, “Mr. Inter Dominion” and the initials “V.J.” There is another - Group One Gav - a moniker earned by champion reinsman Gavin Lang, the first driver to win 5,000 races in Australasia and now after exhaustive research, it can be confirmed that Gavin indeed was, and will forever be, the first Australian driver to win 100 Group One races. The always humble Gavin kicked off his skein of Group One victories in style, when he piloted the Graeme Johannesen trained champion True Roman to success in the 1988 Inter Dominion Trotters Final at Moonee Valley. His 100th Group One was achieved with Delight Me in the Vicbred Super Sires final for 4YO pacing mares at Tabcorp Park (Melton) on 2nd July 2016. Every State jurisdiction is represented in Gavin’s first 100 Group One wins – Victoria (68), New South Wales (17), Tasmania (6), South Australia (5), Queensland (3) and Western Australia (1). The beauty of Gavin’s first 100 Group One wins was that he was never permanently tied to any leading stable and exemplified by the fact that the 100 Group One winners he drove were prepared by 24 different trainers (including himself).

The Saturday Kincsem Park featured Diamond River DIJ (purse 700,000HUf, 1800 meters autostart) saw 1.7/1 Zolta (5m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) core for Veljko Mazsity clocked in 1.19.8kr, his fourth harness racing victory of 2020 in eight appearances. Trancsen (8m Ata Star L-Eperjes-Witsends Speedy) was second for Istvan Papp with third going to Zapato (5m Frullino Jet-Diatemas PL-Friendly Face) and teamster Tibor Hajnal. On the undercard was the Good Love River DIJ (purse 500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.2/1 youngster Bolide Laksmy (3m Conway Hall-Nine di Jesolo-Supergill) scored in 1.18.9kr for Veljko Mazsity. This was the winner’s third 2020 victory in seven starts. Be Happy (3m Com Muscle-Keep Smiling-Valley Guardian) was next for Lajos Marton, and third was Antonia Schwin (4f Belami-Mellby Schwin-Supergill) with Sandor Varga aboard. Bolide Laksmy   Thomas H. Hicks

A group of fine harness racing four and five year olds contested the Gr. III Prix Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson at Vincennes (purse 70,000€, 2100 meters autostart, European eligibles) and 7.8/1 odds Gallant Way (4m Ready Cash-Queen Flore) emerged victorious with a powerful stretch run handled by Anthony Barrier for trainer Philippe Allaire. The handsome winner scored for the seventh time in his career for 281,600€ earned. He was bred and is owned by the great legendary journalist Jacques Pauc. Race time was 1.11.6kr. 14/1 For You Madrik (5m Up and Quick) was second with Eric Raffin driving for trainer J.L. Bigeon and owner Joel Seche. 119/1 Flora Quick (5f Prodigious) was third for Gabriele Gelormini. 18/1 Golden Bridge and 9/1 IDS Boko completed the top five/ Gallant Way   Fast class aged performers battled in the Prix Reverdy (purse 49,000€, 2100 meters autostart) and 13/1 odds Ferrari BR (7m Muscles Yankee-Bauxite) scored with Alexandre Abrivard at the lines for trainer Jean Michel Bazire and owner Team Ferrari. This was Ferrari’s first win in France and it advanced his life earnings to 279,040€. 15/1 Sobel Conway (7g Conway Hall-Jasmine Broline) was second for Nicolas Bazire and trainer JMB. JMB was third teaming his trainee Victor Ferm (6m Nad Al Sheba) that was the 9/10 favorite. 16/1 Confidence and 30/1 Altea du Piencourt followed the first three. Ferrari BR LeTrot files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

Tasmanian horseman Wayne Yole knew deep down he had a natural trotter on his hands in pacing-bred youngster Bullapark Beno, but the family team tried everything possible to convince him to be a pacer. "We left no stone unturned-he wasn't any value to us as a square gaiter over here because we don't cater for two-year-old trotters in Tassie," Wayne said. "Of course, his breeding said he should pace, but he didn't know that, and he wouldn't have paced too many steps, if any, in his life!" he said. But Bullapark Beno knew what he was born to do, and with a last-start win and an encouraging third from just four outings, appears to have a bright future in Victorian square gaiting ranks. Prepared at Romsey by astute horseman Chris Svanosio, he didn't put a foot wrong with an all-the-way win at Bendigo recently when handled by in-form driver Michelle Phillips. Watch the race replay click here Bullapark Beno (Changeover-Jomeka (Village Jasper) was purchased by Yole at last year's Adelaide yearling sales for $5000 from breeder Danielle Helbers. Wayne said he picked the horse out of the catalogue, due in no small measure to the sensational racing credentials of his pacing sire Changeover. Changeover, by In The Pocket, won 29 races including such G1s as the NZ Derby, Noel Taylor Mile, NZ Cup and Len Smith Mile. He finished with over $2M in stakes and now stands at Burwood Stud, Qld. Wayne said he sent Bullapark Beno to Hamilton to be handled and broken-in by father-and-son team, Jim and Rod Barker. "I lived at Hamilton for years before shifting over to Tasmania nearly five years ago. They are not only personal friends of ours, but excellent breakers and I regard them as the best in the business," Wayne said. "I can clearly remember the day that Rod rang me to say I had a trotter. I sort of argued with him, saying that's not right, I'd definitely bought a pacer!" he laughed. "I'm not a big fan of trotters and have never had one before. When I was with the Barker team, I did drive a couple-but it wasn't very often. So in the end I told Rod to send him over to us." Wayne is the father of the leading Tasmanian family team Ben, Mark and Tim, and despite their combined expertise and "trying everything", Bullapark Beno only wanted to trot. "Unfortunately, that was really obvious from day one. But I don't know how many times we threw hopples on him trying to convince him!" Wayne said. "It just wasn't happening, though and because he was eligible for a VicBred bonus I decided to give him his chance with trotting. I rang Chris because I've always liked him as a trainer," he said. Chris Svanosio                                          (Courtesy Cobram HRC) "I actually had Bullapark Beno advertised for sale before his win. I got a few nibbles, but they were a bit short of what I wanted. I've decided to leave him on the market though, because his future really isn't over here in Tassie." Wayne said the name Bullapark Beno came from his grandmother's name Ellen Bulla combined with one of his son's names, Ben. "My property is named Bullapark. My grandmother was a fantastic lady and was from the Stolen Generation era. Obviously Beno is the nickname that Ben has picked up around the stables," he said. Wayne is getting back to good health after a stable accident two years ago put him in hospital for nine months. "It's been slow, and I've still got a bit of a limp, but I was lucky. A horse tipped me out and I landed on my back, squashing all the nerves onto my spinal cord. I was told I'd never walk again," he said. "I was so determined when I was confined to a wheelchair-and three months after the accident I walked back into the hospital. "I've had three back operations, and when I was in hospital for one of them, I got Golden Staph and was given about half an hour to live. I was flown from Launceston to Hobart hospital and pulled through." Wayne said despite the setbacks, life in Tasmania was "just great." "I do as much as I can to help the boys with the horses. The stable continues to tick over nicely." For the record, Bullapark Beno is not Changeover's first square-gaiting winner - five year old mare Heart of Change (Changeover - Bravest of Hearts (Big Band Sound) claimed that honor in August of last year. Heart of Change was a multiple race winning pacer before being converted to trotting after almost 12 months on the sidelines.   Terry Gange NewsAlert PR Mildura

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Fall Final Four/TVG Finals Night saw a handful of horses lock up harness racing divisional honors Saturday night at The Meadowlands. It also saw the two most-coveted human awards more than likely cinched by a pair of the game's biggest stars. First up was Dexter Dunn, the 30-year-old native of New Zealand, who in his second year driving full time in America, left not much doubt whom the United States Harness Writers Association's Driver of the Year will be. Of the eight stakes races on the card, Dunn emerged victorious four times, guiding Manchego (TVG Open Trot), Kissin In The Sand (TVG Mares Pace), Always A Miki (Governor's Cup) and Bettor's Wish (TVG Open Pace) to victory lane. Add in the fact that Dunn won four Breeders Crown races and was the only driver in the sport with $10 million in earnings this year coming into the night, he better make room for a second DOTY trophy. Takter scored three times on the card, as her trainees - Manchego, Kissin In The Sand and Always A Miki - were all handled by Dunn. She entered Saturday with earnings of $7.3 million from just 397 starts. During 2020, in addition to the aforementioned power-packed threesome, Takter also had likely Horse of the Year winner Tall Dark Stranger - the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup champion - in her barn. It's clear that Takter will more than likely raise the USHWA Trainer of the Year hardware again. A LITTLE MORE: Trainer Ron Burke and driver Dave Miller both reached an incredible milestone, as each pushed past the $250-million mark in lifetime earnings. Burke reached that lofty number when his Baklouva finished second in the Governor's Cup Consolation while Miller became a quarter-billionaire after scoring with Blue Diamond Eyes in the Three Diamonds. Burke is harness racing's leading all-time trainer in terms of earnings while Miller is second to John Campbell, who finished his career with $299 million in his bank account. ... All-source handle on the 13-race card was $2,744,397. ... Racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m. By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations  

East Rutherford, NJ -- Bettor's Wish closed out his racing career in style with a powerful performance in Saturday's (Nov. 21) $340,000 TVG Series Open Pace championship, defeating Backstreet Shadow by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:48.1 at The Meadowlands. This Is The Plan finished third. Bettor's Wish led to the first turn before yielding to Southwind Ozzi in a :27.1 opening quarter. Southwind Ozzi's time on top was short-lived as driver Dexter Dunn directed Bettor's Wish back to the lead and took the field to the half in :54.2 and three-quarters in 1:22. He was never threatened in the stretch.   Sent off as the 1-2 favorite, Bettor's Wish paid $3.00 to win. "I barely asked him tonight, to be honest," Dunn said. "It was all him. It's been him his whole career. He's a true racehorse. "It was a special feeling crossing the line with him tonight. He's been an amazing horse to me." Bettor's Wish, a 4-year-old stallion by Bettor's Delight out of Lifetime Star, won 24 of 44 career starts and $2.60 million. He failed to finish among the top three only three times in his career. He received the Dan Patch Award for best 3-year-old male pacer in 2019 and was second to Shartin N in voting for both Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Other victories this year for Bettor's Wish included the Sam McKee Memorial, Dayton Pacing Derby, and Allerage Farms Open Pace. Bettor's Wish is owned by trainer Chris Ryder, Bella Racing, Fair Island Farm, and Bettors Wish Partners. He was bred by Brittany Farms. "I'm very sad to retire the horse tonight, but it's the right time, it's the right thing to do for his stud career," Ryder said. "I'm really, really going to miss him. He's raced so good for us so many times, it's like I've got to pinch myself when I look back on those races. There are so many good memories. "I'd really like to thank my ownership group. They stood behind me 100 percent and let me race him wherever and whenever and that's made it a whole lot easier. The whole trip has just been very exciting and something I'll never forget." Bettor's Wish bred 58 mares in New Jersey this year before beginning his 4-year-old campaign. He will stand at Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania in 2021. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Three months have passed since When Dovescry and Plunge Blue Chip clashed at The Meadowlands in a Steele Memorial thriller. Saturday night (Nov. 21), both million-dollar mares returned to settle the score in the $140,000 TVG Series Mares Trot. The 2019 Hambletonian Oaks winner When Dovescry, a 4-year-old mare by Muscle Hill-Cedar Dove, set a career best mark of 1:50.0 in the Steele this past August. The Brett Pelling trainee entered off a second-place finish in her local prep race last week. She left from the outside post (6) as the even-money favorite taking on five rivals, with her adversary, Plunge Blue Chip, drawing post position three. Plunge Blue Chip, the daughter of Muscle Mass-Dunk The Donato, finished second to When Dovescry when the two last met locally in the Steele. Ake Svanstedt, who trains, drives and owns the 5-year-old mare in partnership with Blue Chip Bloodstock, Inc., got away well at the sound of the bell, sending Plunge Blue Chip to the early lead. Around the first turn, she relinquished the top to long-shot, Felicityshagwell S, who made the opening quarter in :27.1. Sensing a slow pace, Svandstedt pulled the pocket and brushed to the point with Plunge Blue Chip as the field linked up with the backstretch. She progressed unhurried to the half-mile marker, catching a :29.1 breather, clipping the beam in :56.2. With plenty in reserve and no serious threats, Plunge Blue Chip showed the field her heels in the stretch, kicking clear to a 1½-length victory. Pat Matters advanced from last to finish second from When Dovescry who disappointed, settling for third.   Plunge Blue Chip stopped the clock in 1:51.4, matching a stakes record jointly held by Hannalore Hanover and Emoticon Hanover. She paid $5.80 to win as the 9-5 second choice. "The best position for her today was in the front, and she made it," Svanstedt said. "She came home fast and felt good." On a night that celebrated the retirements of Manchego, Bettor's Wish and Kissin In the Sand, Svanstedt revealed in a surprise post-race announcement, that Plunge Blue Chip has made her final trip around the Big M oval. According to Svanstedt, "[Plunge Blue Chip] sold as a broodmare and she is going to Anvil and Lace farm in Kentucky." With her win in the TVG Mares Trot, Plunge Blue Chip improved her record to 23 wins from 48 career starts. She retires with $1,576,251 in earnings. By Shades Demsky, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Supporters of the harness racing betting favorites found themselves empty handed following the Fall Final Four pacing events on Saturday (Nov. 21) at the Meadowlands. Breeders Crown champ Summa Cum Laude grew leg weary off quick fractions while pocket-sitter Always A Miki vaulted with fresh legs to a 1:50.2 victory in the $371,900 Governor's Cup--sponsored by Walnridge Farm & Heritage Hill Farm. Captain Sleaze, at odds of 90-1, kicked to the front and held a brief lead by a :26.3 opening quarter as Always A Miki pulled wide from the pocket with Summa Cum Laude on his back. Always A Miki cleared command to the backstretch before yielding to Summa Cum Laude. Then Abuckabett Hanover tipped first over from fourth tracked by his stablemate, Metro Pace winner Exploit, approaching a :54.3 half. Abuckabett Hanover ranged toward the pacesetter nearing three-quarters in 1:21.4, but his advance stalled nearing the straightaway and forced Exploit to launch three wide. Summa Cum Laude clung to the lead into the stretch as a lane opened for Always A Miki to vacate pocket, and the Always B Miki-Beach Gal colt lunged to a late lead over an extended Exploit and held firm to a half-length victory. Summa Cum Laude held third with Captain Fancy closing for fourth.   "He's a very small horse, there's not much too him--but he's shown all year [that] he's a true competitor," driver Dexter Dunn said after the race. "We re-moved there at the quarter, then Yannick [Gingras and Summa Cum Laude] came and it worked out perfect. The three-quarters was pretty fast, and he was tagged on Yannick's helmet the whole trip. I knew he had something left if I could get him clear." Owned by Christina Takter, Goran Anderberg, Herb Liverman and Rojan Stables, Always A Miki collected his fifth victory from 13 starts, earning $342,418. Nancy Takter trains the $16.00 winner. Blue Diamond Eyes culled the flames of red-hot Breeders Crown champ Fire Start Hanover and emerged victorious in the $323,600 Three Diamonds Final--sponsored by Daniel Baer & South Mountain Stables. Driver David Miller had Blue Diamond Eyes revved early, powering for the front past a :27.3 first quarter to pocket Notorious Pink into the backstretch. Fire Start Hanover raced fourth into the backstretch and gradually edged off the pylons until committing first over by a :56 half. Once taken outside, Fire Start Hanover rolled towards Blue Diamond Eyes to battle the leader by three-quarters in 1:23.3. However, the far-turn blitz paid a toll on Fire Start Hanover as she retreated through the field with shortening strides. Blue Diamond Eyes meanwhile blazed to the finish while prompted by pocket-popping Notorious Pink, who settled for second by one-and-a-half lengths in the 1:51.1 mile. Thebeachiscalling wove through traffic for third with Lindy At The Beach taking fourth.   "Really where she turned her whole year around was in the Kentucky Sires Stakes," trainer Ron Burke said after the race. "She went down, re-found herself, then she came back and won the final. Then even in the Breeders Crown, we couldn't get her in the right spots. Last week [David Miller] said she's ready for a big effort and he said we'll give it to her this week. Like, we're just going to put her on the front and make them come beat her. He was very right--I knew when they came into the last turn [that] they'd have to pace hard to get around her, because she'll fight when she gets the lead." Winning her fifth race from 13 starts, Blue Diamond Eyes has banked $554,617 for owners Thomas & Scott Dillon. The filly by Captaintreacherous-Aria Hanover returned $11.40 to win. An $81,000 consolation was contested earlier on the card for the Governor's Cup. Chris Ryder trainee Beachhead bolted down the center of the track off swift fractions of :26.2, :54.3 and 1:22.4 to win by three-quarter lengths in 1:51.2 over Baklouva, who rallied from last for second. David Miller drove the $13.40 winner for owners Steve Heimbecker and Mac Nichol. By Ray Cotolo, for the Meadowlands Racetrack

East Rutherford, NJ - Kissin In The Sand took the lead at the half, fended off a challenge from Shartin N on the final turn, and pulled away from the field in the stretch to win Saturday's $150,000 TVG Series Mare Pace championship in a stakes-record 1:48 at The Meadowlands. Three-year-old filly Peaky Sneaky was second and Shartin N was third. It was the final start of Kissin In The Sand's career. The 5-year-old mare finished the season with a seven-race win streak and pushed her lifetime victory total to 27 in 58 starts. She earned $1.74 million for owners Marvin Katz and Hatfield Stables and trainer Nancy Takter. "She was outstanding tonight," winning driver Dexter Dunn said. "She's had an amazing career, she's an amazing mare, and I was lucky enough to get on for the last four or five starts to enjoy the last run home." Kissin In The Sand left from post nine and settled into third as Peaky Sneaky and Shartin N exchanged the lead in an opening :26.3 quarter. Kissin In The Sand made her move on the backstretch and got to the front just as she hit the half in :53.4. She remained on top to three-quarters in 1:20.3 and came home in :27.2 to win by 2-1/2 lengths over stablemate Peaky Sneaky.   "She kicked in the straight really good," Dunn said. "She knows when it's go time. Once we got the plugs out, she went to another gear and finished off a very strong mile." Sent off the 4-5 favorite, Kissin In The Sand paid $3.80 to win. Kissin In The Sand, by Somebeachsomewhere out of Kiss Me Kate, was bred by Christina Takter, John Fielding, R A W Equine Inc., and Concord Stud Farm. She was a Dan Patch Award winner at age 3. Among her wins to close out this season were her first Breeders Crown as well as the Dayton Distaff Derby, Milton Stakes, and Allerage Farms Mare Pace. "When she was 3, I actually took care of her myself because I had a much smaller stable, so I had a very close relationship with her," trainer Nancy Takter said. "That's why she's so special (to me). "She's matured so much through the years. She was a pain in the butt to break. I remember four years ago when she came into my barn, I called Marvin Katz and said she's either going to be great, or she's going to be terrible. So I'm happy she decided to be great. She was just tough from day one and her performance tonight just shows how tough she really is." Kissin In The Sand will be bred to another of Takter's recently retired stars, Tall Dark Stranger. "Hopefully, they're a match made in heaven," Takter said, adding with a laugh, "I already told Marvin and Bud (Hatfield) that I get to train the first baby." by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – On Nov. 21, a filly defended her crown while a gelding of regal blood scored himself high honors in Fall Final Four harness rcing action at the Meadowlands. Anoka Hanover won the $451,800 Goldsmith Maid for freshman trotting fillies—sponsored by Hunterton Farms. Todd McCarthy drove the Noel Daley-trained filly to victory in 1:53.2. The Kindergarten Classic champion scored her seventh-straight win of the season and her 10th win in 14 starts. Beautiful Game was rushed to the front entering the first turn but settled for the pocket to a :28.1 opening quarter as Insta Glam cruised to the lead. Race-favorite Anoka Hanover, from the pylon post, protected position to race third, and stayed put at the pegs while Insta Glam sped to a :55.4 half. But, to the far turn and with the Breeders Crown champ Lady Chaos ranging uncovered, McCarthy moved his charge for the leader. Insta Glam began to feel the pressure of Anoka Hanover’s strong strides past three-quarters in 1:23.3 while Lady Chaos spun her wheels and gapped cover. Into the stretch, Anoka Hanover drew away from the field to score easily by two-and-a-quarter lengths. Soaring up the inside came Flawless Country, who finished second, passing Beautiful Game, third, and Wet My Whistle, fourth.    Noel Daley co-owns the daughter of Donato Hanover—Aunt Mel along with LA Express Stable LLC and Caviart Farms.  “She’s been phenomenal,” Todd McCarthy said after the race. “Noel’s done an unbelievable job managing her. The success we’ve had with her has been a dream come true for me. She’s been getting better and better all the time. I love her attitude; she wants to do the job every time.” Buck Chaffee of Caviart Farms said none of the connections thought Anoka Hanover was as classy as she raced this season. “She didn’t look great as a baby. We didn’t know she was good until she started racing,” he said. “As owners we’re happy. This is one of those pleasant surprises.” As the public’s choice, Anoka Hanover paid $2.80 to win. She increased her earnings to $599,053. Bee Forever, with Victor Kirby at the reins, pulled off an upset in the $398,650 Valley Victory for freshman trotting colts and geldings—sponsored by Kentuckiana Farms—closing with confidence down the stretch to win in 1:54.  Bee Forever was in no rush to leave, settling in ninth as Dees Red Delicous, race-favorite On A Streak, and Incommunicado stepped quickly off the gate. Incommunicado grabbed the top spot, but gave way past a :27.4 first quarter as Dees Red Delicous strode to the front. On A Streak, positioned fourth, then made his move for the lead, cruising by Dees Red Delicous through a :55.4 half before bearing a first-over charge from Zenith Stride to the far turn. Zenith Stride kept the pressure on the leader to three-quarters in 1:25.1, but grew leg weary off the turn. Storming three-wide from near last, Bee Forever found a clear path to aim at the finish line, and full of trot, Kirby did not have to urge the son of Muscle Hill—Bee A Magician to glide safely to victory by a neck. On A Streak held for second and Delayed Hanover followed to get third.   Richard “Nifty” Norman trains Bee Forever, who won his second race in nine starts.  “The first time I drove Bee Forever, Nifty told me the colt can trot really fast but he’s green and needs to be taught. Every week he got better.” Kirby said in Bee Forever’s Kindergarten Final performance two weeks ago, “if I shake free, he wins, so I knew if he gets open space it would work out.” Bee Forever has now earned $240,986 at two and Kirby feels there’s a lot more to come at three. “You’re going to hear from him next year,” he said. Bee Forever paid $30.60 to win. By Frank Cotolo, for The Meadowlands   

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Pompano Beach, FL…November 23, 2020…Muscles For Life, the rugged seven year-old son of Muscle Mass, scored a repeat harness racing win at Pompano Park on Monday night, taking top honors in the $11,500 Open Handicap Trot for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.3. Assigned the outside post seven in his talented septet, Muscles For Life was on the prowl early, taking command at the :27.4 opener and carving out subsequent panels of :56.3 and 1:25.4 before his :28.4 finale held Explosive Breakaway (Tom Jackson) at bay by a half length. The Lionking AS (Kevin Wallis) was third, followed by It’s A Herbie and Sooo Handsome. Trained by Steve Oldford for owner Jerald Hawks, Muscle For Life earned his sixth win of the year in 15 starts to send his 2020 bankroll to $47,960. Lifetime, he has won 31 times in 90 starts, good for $338,550. Off as the 6 to 5 favorite, Muscles For Life paid $4.40 to his multitude of backers. The $10,000 Open II Trot went to EV’s Girl, handled by owner-trainer Joe Chindano, Jr. The four year-old daughter of Crazed led just about every step of her journey, clocking panels of :28.4, :58.2 and 1:26.2, in repelling any challenge, to report home in 1:55.4, a new lifetime mark. Boxing Gloves (Wally Hennessey) threw a punch or two on the backside but was 1/34 lengths away at the finish. Chav Hanover (Mike Micallef was next) followed by Mighty Surf and the 3 to 5 favorite, Compelling. The win—Ev’s Girl’s 10th lifetime—pushed her career earnings to $165,556. Also on Monday, the FSBOA sponsored Sunshine State Stakes concluded with three year-olds in the spotlight for four (non-wagering) $12,000 Finals. Callin On Sunday, Prairie Gold Mine, Gold Star Igotdis and Hurrikanekingjames claimed the crowns in their respective divisions. Callin On Sunday, owned and trained by George Coblentz, took command right off the wings for driver Mike Simons and was never threatened in posting a 2:00.2 win off of panels of :29.2, :59.2 and 1:29.3. The daughter of Shibboleth Hanover capturing her division for trotting fillies to keep her 2020 record unblemished at 3-for-3. Brasen Bo (John MacDonald) was next while Priaire Delight completed the order of finish for this trio. Callin On Sunday now has banked $30,946  in her brief career measuring seven starts over two seasons. The sophomore trot for the boys featured four geldings and Prairie Gold Mine, handled by Wally Hennessey, earned his first win of the 2020 season in seven starts with a gate-to-wire win in a lifetime best 2:00.3, eclipsing his two year-old mark by 1 1/5 seconds. The altered son of Diamond Goal took his three competitors through fractions of :30.2, 1:01 and 1:30.3, repelling a mild bid from runner-up Prairie Romeo (Corey Braden) to score by 2 ¼ lengths. YD Dream Machine (Dave Ingraham) was third followed by Rhinestone Cowboy, who made a miscue at the third station  to lose all chance. Trained by Mike Deters, who co-owns with Laurie Poulin, Fred Morosini and John Spindler, Prairie Gold Mine vaulted his earnings to $50,868 with the win. In the Sunshine State Stake for the pacing fillies, Gold Star Igotdis, the sharp daughter of Rock On, was perfectly mannered throughout her one mile journey and scored a wire-to-wire 1:57. Win for Corey Braden. Laurie Lee (Wally Hennessey) was second, 7 ½ lengths back, while Alil Touch Of Pink completed the order. Trained by Maggie Audley for the Gold Star Farm, Gold Star Igotdis gave a hint in last week’s mile, pacing her last 3/4s in 1:25.2 after a miscue early and just did miss all the marbles. She was perfect throughout  to send her career bankroll to $43,534. The final Sunshine State Stake for pacing colts and geldings went to the classy Hurrikanekingjames, beautifully handled by Carl Garofalo. This son of So Surreal, trained by Rod Lorenzo for Jonathan Klee Racing, Kuhen Racing and George Vierno, led every long stride in scoring the 1:55 decision off of panels of :28.4, :57.1 and 1:25.2. Hurrikanekingjames is a perfect 3-for-3 at Pompano Park this fall with this win launching his career bankroll to $134,245. In other action, the tote-board lit up like the Fourth-of-July fireworks as Jeff Schaefer drove Kelly Walker Stables Absolute Uncertainly to a 1:57.3 win in Florida Amateur Driving competition. Off from the inside one post at the longest odds on the tote-board—78 to 1—the five year-old son of Muscle Mass used the rail to perfection in out-dueling one competitor as the wings folded and another half way through to draw clear. The winner  paid $159.20 to win keying a 1-9 exacta payoff of $1,515.40 and a 1-9-3 trifecta bonanza of $6,714.40. Pompano Park’s Pick-5 went unscathed on Monday night and a carry-over of nearly $8,000 has resulted in a $30,000 Guarantee for Tuesday night’s Pick-5, which begins in race one. Post time set set for 7:20 p.m.   Reported by John Berry for Pompano Park
Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel concluded their 2020 meet today, Nov 23. The leading harness racing driver and trainer were presented with a trophy and a $1000 check for their accomplishments. Dean Eckley lead the way in the trainer category with 17 wins from 71 starts. Jamaica Patton came in second with 10 wins and Joe Putnam was third with 9 victories. The leading driver of the meet was Kyle Wilfong. Kyle finished the meet on top, heading to the winner's circle 28 times from 115 starts with a UDRS of 0.389.   Tyler Shehan finished second with 18 wins and Randy Crisler was third with 17.   Kyle Wilfong                                    -Coady Photography    Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel will begin their 2021 meet on October 12th with a total of 20 live racing days.   by Amanda Stephens
Plainville, MA --- Eurobond took a while to grab the lead but when he did, it was for good and it paid off handsomely for his harness racing connections as he won the $25,000 Winners-Over trot at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Nov. 23). Eurobond (Bruce Ranger) chased Make It A Double (Matty Athearn) to the quarter in :27.3 before taking over the lead past that station and calling the shots from there. Eurobond trotted away, opening up a two length lead at the half and extending it to three by three-quarters in 1:24.3, with the rest of the field in two rows experiencing futile pursuit. At the top of the stretch the leader had opened up by five but started to look vulnerable as Manny L (Shawn Gray) was flying late and making up considerable ground. But Eurobond found the wire first by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:55.4.   It was the fourth win of the year for Eurobond ($3.20) who has now earned $43,965 for owner Lindy Farms of Connecticut and Robert Rudolf. Domenico Cecere is the trainer. Cecere and Ranger also teamed up to win the $18,000 conditioned undercard trot with Sweet Shirley Mae ($2.10) who led with fractions of :28.3, :58.1 and 1:27.2 before turning for home, opening up six lengths and winning in 1:56.2. Sweet Shirley Mae is owned by Moni Market Breeders. Ranger also won with Brookroadgeorge (1:58.3, $9.20) and Gracie Under Fire (1:59.2, $16.00) on Monday to claim a driving Grand Slam on the card. Live racing will resume at Plainridge Park on Wednesday (Nov. 25) instead of Thursday (Nov. 26) due to the Thanksgiving holiday. And the final day of racing for the 2020 season will be held on Friday (Nov. 27). Post time for both days will be 1 p.m. Friday will feature a $47,420 carry over and a $75,000 guaranteed pool in the Wicked Hi-5 wager in the sixth race. The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program and as such, a free program page for the race will be available on the USTA's website (ustrotting.com) under the Handicapping tab on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 25). The Wicked Hi-5 on Friday carries a mandatory payout so if there is no unique winning combination purchased, the track will pay out on the closest winning combination(s). The $75,000 guaranteed pool on Friday is the largest ever offered in the 21-year history of Plainridge Park. By Tim Bojarski, for the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts
WASHINGTON, PA, date, 2020 -- Harness racing driver Chris Shaw notched career win 1,000 at The Meadows when he piloted Pass The Vape to victory in Monday's featured race, the $16,200 Open Handicap Trot. Shaw, who got his first win at the York Fair in 2006, grew up in Lebanon, PA and was graduated from Lebanon High School, which also produced noted Standardbred owner Sam Bowie, who was known to play a little basketball in his day. After high school, Shaw began working third shift at a Sherwin-Williams plant in Fredericksburg, PA -- a grind to be sure, but it freed his mornings to help the horses trained by his brother Jason and their father. "Jason always had 30 head, so there were a lot of opportunities to drive," Chris recalls, "but when you race primarily at the fairs, you have to ship everywhere." When Jason relocated to southwestern Pennsylvania and year-round racing at The Meadows, Chris soon followed -- as did their parents, Carol and Tom. Now, driving opportunities are even more abundant, as Chris' wife, Ashley Brown, also is a trainer. These days, Chris, whose mounts have won more than $7 million, is a fixture at both The Meadows and the Pennsylvania Fairs circuit. Does he have a preference? "Racing's racing no matter where you go," he says. "Fairs are a little more family friendly, and that's nice." As for the future, he indicates he has no immediate changes in mind. "Keep winning races, keep your head up, think positive," he says. And there's little chance he'll be returning to the corporate world -- even if he didn't have to work third shift. "The adrenaline rush you get from driving, there's no other feeling like it." In the milestone win, Shaw moved Pass The Vape first over from fourth. The duo overtook 1-5 favorite Lady's Dude in mid-stretch and scored in 1:54 over a "good" surface. Milford's Z Tam rallied from last for second, beaten a head, with Smalltownthrowdown third.   Derek Watiker trains Pass The Vape, a 5-year-old Dejarmbro-Vapor Rises gelding who pushed his career bankroll to $444,463, for Lionel Watiker. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners and Tony Hall three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the 13-race program features a mandatory payout for the final-race Super Hi-5, with the pool projected at $250,000. First post is 12:45 PM, with race 13 scheduled to go at approximately 4:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA
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