Day At The Track

Emoticon Hanover sets world record

11:48 AM 28 Aug 2017 NZST
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Emoticon Hanover Resolve Pure Country
Emoticon Hanover
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Pure Country
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Emoticon Hanover (Daniel Dube) wins the Joie De Vie ($150,000) and sets the world record for harness racing 4 year-old mares for any size track in 1:50.2, at Tioga Downs on a magnificent matinee (August 27).

Emotican Hanover (Kadabra), would lay down all the fractions :26.0, :55.1, 1:22.4, 1:50.2. Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras) would try to take the lead before the first quarter but she had to settle for the pocket trip. She would follow the whole way.

The Favorite Pasithea Face S would make her bid first over on the back stretch heading for the turn but she just didn't have it today. Last week she set the track record (1:50.4) but ended up fourth best today.

Emoticon Hanover ($14.40) was pressured a little bit by Hannelore Hanover (Swan For All), in the stretch but she found another gear to get the easy win. Hannelore Hanover barely hung on for second as Caprice Hill (Brian Sears) came charging late to finish third.

Emoticon Hanover, who is owned by Determination and trained by Luc Blais, won for the second time this season. The 4 year-old mare has 13 life time wins but none faster than the world record of 1:50.2.

Resolve (Ake Svanstedt) glides to easy win in the Crawford Farms Open Trot ($170,000).

Crazy Wow (Yannick Gingras) would set all the early fractions, :27.0, :56.1, 1:23.2. Resolve (Muscle Hill) would make his move first over at the top of the back stretch. By the three-quarter mark the 6 year-old who is owned by Hans Enggren and trained by Svanstedt, would pull almost even before taking over at the top of stretch and firing home in 1:51.4.

Cufflink Hanover (Corey Callahan) would ride the pocket for the whole trip coming up to finish second. Flanagan Memory (Brian Sears) would fire late to finish third. Marion Marauder (Scott Zeron) would coming flying late to finish fourth in the field of 10.

Resolve ($4.00) won for the fourth time this season. The 6 year-old would win for the 18th time is his career and set the track record at Tioga Downs for an aged horse in 1:51.4.

Pure Country (Mark MacDonald) wins the Artiscape Open Mares pace ($158,000).

Pure Country (Somebeachsomewhere) would go gate-to wire to capture the Artiscape. She would put up all the fractions :26.4, :55.1, 1:22.1, 1:50.1. Owned by Diamond Creek Racing and trained by Jimmy Takter, Pure Country ($8.60) would get win number two on the season. The four year-old mare now has 22 career wins.

Frost Damage Blues (Corey Callahan) would come up to get second and the favorite, Nike Franco N (Tim Tetrick) finished third.

Here are the winners of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial races.

In The Judge Moore (first division) race for freshman trotting colts and geldings It was Keystone Apache (David Miller) to get the win for a purse of $40,450.

I'm Trigger Happy (Corey Callahan) won The Lorraine ($45,330) for 2 year-old filly pacers

Farsetti Hanover (Marcus Miller) took the second division of The Judge Moore

Closing Statement (David Miller), was victorious in the first division of The Tar Heel ($33,250) for freshman pacing colts & geldings

Bill's Lady (Tim Tetrick) won the The Meda ($64,700) for freshman filly trotters. She would equal the track record for freshman filly trotters with a mile of 1:55.1.

Karpathian Kid (David Miller)would take the second division of The Tar Heel ($33,250).

John Horne for Tioga Downs

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