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HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Wow! That's about the best way to describe the streak that Lutetium is on at Buffalo Raceway.   Lutetium, already dominating the Open Trot competition at Buffalo Raceway, stepped it up even more Friday night (May 30) when he tied the all-aged track record for trotters on the half-mile oval with a 1-3/4 length victory over BZ Glide in a sizzling 1:56.3 over the fast track in the featured $10,500 event. The time tied the record set by Scorpion Moon (2007), Delano (2012) and Crazy About Pat (2013).   It was the fifth straight win at Buffalo Raceway for Lutetium, four of which have come in Open competition. And what makes this more remarkable, in all of those starts, he's been in front at every marker.   Being assigned the outside seven post, Lutetium and driver Kevin Cummings bullied their way right to the lead, putting up fractions of 28.4, 58.0 and 1:27.1. Not good news for the remaining six horses in the field.   BZ Glide (Mike Caprio), who was first over, had the only real chance of chasing down Lutetium in the stretch but that proved to be futile. Studio City (Ron Beback Jr.) finished third in the seven-horse event.   The win was the seventh in 14 appearances this year for Lutetium (Credit Winner-Luby). The 7-year-old gelding is owned by Colleen Girdlestone and is trained by Mark Laidlaw. The victory pushed his earnings to $40,740 this season and $226,596 lifetime.   Racing continues this Saturday with a 13-race card set for 6:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon action will begin this week as well with 11 races set to go to the post at 1:05 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, notes, race replays and upcoming promotions, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Last week the Harnesslink ring-around produced four winners as well as a string of minor placegetters. Let’s see if we can add to that tally this week: Cambridge - Thursday Simon Lawson: Thinks handy two-year-old Blinding Light will prove hard to in the first race on the card. Todd Mitchell: Rates the chances of Jovani, who was a good fresh up second - race one. Manawatu - Friday Stephen Richardson (T.A.B): Has opted for Kilkeel Lady as his bet of the week - race three. Addington - Friday Terry Chmiel: Thinks that That Guy Finn will give him his best chance of greeting the judge this weekend - race three. Blair Orange: Has opted for Jayceekay, who backed up his dazzling debut win with a cracking third last start. He looks the one to beat in race five. Ken Barron: Likes the chances of smart two-year-old trotter B D Love in the same event - race five. Colin DeFilippi:  Thinks the consistent Rise And Shine can break through for a maiden win - race nine. John Dunn: Is bullish about the chances of smart two-year-old Say My Name in the Sires Stakes Final - race ten. Jonny Cox:  Thinks Jaccka Justy will prove hard to beat despite his 40 metre handicap - race eleven. Mitchell Robertson (Harnesslink): Messini - race twelve. Invercargill - Saturday Tim Williams: Will be Popular if he can rein the filly with that exact name home in the first race on the card. Nathan Williamson:  Thinks handy trialist Splash Cola can kick her career of with a win - race four. Andrew Armour: Is bullish about the chances of the very capable B D Windermere - race nine. Matthew Williamson: Rates capable trotter Zhenya as his bet of the week - race twelve. Oamaru - Sunday Ricky May:  Has opted for Mach Winger on the back of a dazzling performance at the Ashburton trials - race five. Mark Jones: Thinks Juneamy Castleton looks well placed in race six on the card. Anthony Butt: Thinks smart two-year-old Field Marshal can make it back-to-back wins despite his wide barrier draw - race nine.  

Some of the heavyweights of Swedish racing have made the journey to Norway this weekend as the Scandinavian circuit kicks off with top group racing at Klosterskogen. The meeting is on Saturday is highlighted by the UET Masters Series Klosterskogen Grand Prix over 2100m for a purse of 74,000 euros, one of two group two races to be run, drawing highly competitive international fields. Lutfi Kolgjini's Mosaique Face is the current European Derby and Swedish Derby champion. The stallion son of Classic Photo made his season debut on the 4th of the month running fourth at Mantorp, so will be better for this. Erik Lindegren's Francais du Gull has been in very impressive form lately having won a V75 gold division heat last month and also run second at Momarken, here in Norway, earlier in the year. He won't be meeting the likes of Sanity and Raja Mirchi here as he did last start in the V75 final. These two have the early favouritism in the markets with US import I'm The Answer, a Credit Winner trained by local trainer Frode Hamre Another local hero Thai Broadway is also heavily supported with the only other in the market being Italian-bred Oasis Bi who is now in Sweden with Stefan Petterson and will have champion Swedish driver Bjorn Goop in the cart. The second race of note is the NO Habibs Minneløp, a group two for 4YOs over 2100m, a 200,000NOK (24,175 euros) which has drawn a strong Scandinavian field led by even money favourite Becky's Serious a Staro Showbiz stallion from the local barn of Vidar Holmlund. Frode Hamre has another with a chance here in Mucsles Yankee colt Mustoyevsky who will have Per Oleg Midtfjeld in the cart. Kolgjini never travels with a bad horse and Dante Boko is a colt by boom Swedish sire Going Kronos and is sure to be prominent here. KLOSTERSKOGEN GRAND PRIX Klosterskogen 2  19/04/14 UET Masters Series  Group II  Int  2100 3-12 74 000e 1         Francais du Gull (h   Jag de Bellouet - Tantiem Gull) Dr:   Erik Lindegren  Tr:  Erik Lindegren     2100        2          Mosaique Face (h   Classic Photo - Iona L.B. )  Dr:  Lutfi Kolgjini  Tr:  Lutfi Kolgjini     2100         3         Tourbillon (v   Ganymede - Inlaid Pine)  Dr:  Åsbjörn Tengsareid Tr:   Åsbjörn Tengsareid    2100        4         I'm The Answer (h   Credit Winner - Southwind Flanders)  Dr:  Vidar Hop  Tr:  Frode Hamre     2100        5          Oasis B   (h   Toss Out - Up Front Jm)   Dr: Björn Goop   Tr: Stefan P Pettersson     2100        6          Thai Broadway (h   Broadway Hall - Isabella Knick)   Dr: Gunnar Austevoll Tr:   Trond Anderssen     2100        7         Premance Simoni (s   S J's Photo - Amance Höjgård)   Dr: Bo Westergård  Tr:  Bo Westergård     2100        8         Lord Capar (h   Varenne - Foxy'n Rowdy)   Dr: Thomas Dalborg  Tr:  Mats Karlsson     2100        9         Broadway Legs (h   Broadway Hall - Classical Flirt)   Dr: Frode Hamre   Tr: Frode Hamre     2100        10         Orali (h   Great Challenger - Action Elpin)   Dr:  Jeppe Juel   Tr:  Jeppe Juel     2100        HABIBS MINNELØP Group II  Int  4YOS 2100m  24,175 euros 1         Mustoyevsky (h   Muscles Yankee - Olympic Cheers)   Dr: Per Oleg Midtfjeld  Tr:  Frode Hamre         2         Tano Bork (h   Great Challenger - Frederikke Bork)   Dr: Christian Lindhardt   Tr: Christian Lindhardt       3         Shocking Icon (h   Whitesand Titan - Bernadette's Cat)   Dr: Kai Johansen  Tr:  Anders L Wolden       4         Becky's Serious (h   Staro Showbiz - Bella Coal)   Dr: Eirik Höitomt   Tr: Vidar Holmlund             5         Dante Boko (h   Going Kronos - Margherita Rosa)  Dr:  Lutfi Kolgjini  Tr:  Lutfi Kolgjini          6         Talking Story (h   Majestic Son - R. First Inquirer)   Dr: Torgeir Hagmann  Tr:  Torgeir Hagmann       7         Glad Hall T. (s   Boardwalk Hall - Glad Suit)   Dr: Björn Garberg   Tr: Björn Garberg           8         Duke of Greenwood (h   Otello Pierji - Nikki Groenhof)   Dr: Hugo Langeweg J:r   Tr: Peter Strooper          9         Boys Going In (h   Going Kronos - Namura)   Dr: Björn Goop   Tr: Fredrik Persson          10         Bullish U.S. (v   Cantab Hall - Upmarket Hanover)   Dr: Frode Hamre   Tr: Frode Hamre by David Sanders, for Harnesslink.com

Last week the ring-around produced five winners including my each-way bet of the week Dream Gal, which bolted in at odds of $6 and $1.80. Others to tip out winners included Mark Jones, Steve Richardson (TAB), Todd Mitchell, Matt Williamson, and Tim Williams. Let’s see what good oil we can dig up this week. Cambridge - Thursday Todd Mitchell: Has opted for unbeaten juvenile trotter The Driving God - race five. Scott Phelan: Thinks Seven Blue Chips can make the most of his ace alley in race number six. Stephen Richardson (T.A.B): Expects Thomas McBride to prove very hard to beat in the seventh race on the card. Simon Lawson: Has opted for Ton Tine as his Harnesslink Bet of the Week – race nine. Forbury - Thursday Nathan Williamson: Thinks the very consistent Nickelson will get some money in race three. Ricky May: Is very bullish about the chances of Pay Me Sush in the sixth race on the card. John Dunn: Has opted for Graduate Under Fire, who has been in brilliant form of late. He looks well placed in race number seven. Gavin Smith: Thinks Vincennes looks well suited to the short 1200 metre sprint distance in race nine on the card. Terry Chmiel: Expects Moondyne Joe, who was in need of a run when third in a good field last start at Addington, to prove too good - race eleven. Blair Orange & Mark Jones: Have both opted for Strike On Command, who is unbeaten from two appearances at Forbury Park - race twelve. Jonny Cox:  Rates Sara Holley, who has drawn well for Thursday’s assignment, as a very good each-way bet. She also competes in the last race on the card. Tim Williams: Has added to the puzzle by tipping Bobbie McArdle in race twelve. Trifecta perhaps? Addington - Saturday Josh Dickie: Was impressed with how Speeding Spur trialled on Monday and expects him to highly competitive in the Two-year-old Trotting Stakes - race four. Anthony Butt:  Has opted for impressive two-year-old trialist Curlimore, who looks a great chance from a good alley in race number six. Matthew Williamson: Expects Zhenya to appreciate the drop back in class in race number seven. Craig Thornley: Thinks Given only needs to trot to be competitive - race eleven. Ken Barron: Was very pleased with Pacquiao last start and expects him to prove very hard to beat in the last race on the card. Mitchell Robertson (Harnesslink): Best Bet: Snooki – Hawera (Saturday), race three. Each-way: Prince Fearless – Addington (Saturday), race four. Curlimore  - Addington (Saturday), race five Value: Dark Side  - Forbury Park (Thursday), race five.

Pompano Beach, FL...April 13, 2014...Panocchio, confidently handled by Bruce Ranger, took top honors in Pompano Park's "Saturday Night Special," scoring a handy win in 1:51.4.   The four year-old son of No Pan Intended, pinned a defeat measuring 1 1/2 lengths over Premier (Rick Plano) with Freeneasy Hanover (Wally Hennessey) third. Rick's Sign crossed the wire fourth but was placed sixth and last after an incident halfway through the mile allowing Cartoonist to moved up a notch to fourth and Yankees In Six to earn the nickel.   Panocchio, owned by Emile Johnson, Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, came out firing as the wings opened and engaged Premier in a "guns blazing" duel through an opening panel in :26.2.   Panocchio then yielded--for all of two strides--with Ranger firing a second set of bullets to reclaim the lead and taking the field halfway home in :55.   On the backside, Cartoonist and Yankees In Six both pulled from the back of the pack forcing the hand of Rick's Sign, who bullied his way out in front of these two to pull within a length of Panocchio at the third station in 1:24.   In the lane, Panocchio edged clear by a length and a half with Premier giving futile chase and Freeneasy Hanover taking the short way home on the inside to garner the show honors.   In a post race interview, driver Bruce Ranger said, "This horse has come back just perfectly. Last week, he was great in his 2014 debut. This week, he might have been even a little better. He was very sharp leaving and very strong in the lane. He's fresh and eager and I can't say enough great things about Jimmy (trainer Mattison) on how he's brought this horse back this year."   For Panocchio, the win, of course, kept his seasonal scorecard unblemished--two for two--and pushed his lifetime bankroll to $57,625 on the strength of 10 win in only 27 lifetime starts.   As the 6 to 5 tote-board favorite, Panocchio paid $4.60 to win.   by John Berry, for Isle Pompano Park          

A photographer on the inside of the track may have inadvertently given the rest of the field an outside shot of beating the Crazed colt Tumble Dust in the Danish Trav Kriterium this Saturday. The purse for the 100,000 euros Grade II Stake. Tomas Malmqvist’s striking colt was well clear in his Kriterium heat when he started to slow down, and almost stop, going into a break just shy of the winning post earning a disqualification, a fine for careless driving for his pilot Johnny Takter, and a spot on one of the outside marks on the front line in the final. The beautifully bred colt, who is from a US family which has proved popular in Sweden with half brother Hard Livin and close relative Elitloppet winner From Above both at stud in the country. Another brother, Photo Maxx, earned just a few dollars shy of half a million and Malmqvist’s colt is already well on his way with the highest earnings in the field with 1.012 million kroner But with his gate speed Takter should negate the effects of his 7 post and be in a good position to add the Group I honour to his resume. He was also a finalist in Swedish Group I E3 final and has a record of 1.12.3 making his case for favouritism impeccable. The three heat winners have the advantage of the inside three poles with the impressive Muscles Yankee cot The Therumoursaidfire having Birger Jörgensen for local traine Peter Rudbeck. He was commanding in his heat win, his ninth in 15 starts and he has earned 654,500kr with a record of 1.14.8.   Tano Bork was another impressive heat winner and will be driven as usual by his trainerChristian Lindhardt. He has won four of fourteen starts and has 341,907kr in earnings and a record of 1.13.3. Touch of Globe was the beneficiary of Tumble Dust’s misfortune and on that run will be hard pushed to feature in this. But his trainer Steen Juul, one of Denmark’s most accomplished horsemen, has two others in the event and in Conway Hall colt Tycoon Conway Hall, which he will drive, he probably has a better chance. Tycoon Conway Hall has won six of his 12 starts ofr 246,573kr and has a record of 1.14.2, for a middle distance race. Juul’s other colt Takethem, by the aforementioned From Above will be driven by Knud Mönster. A four-win horse, he has earned just over 100,000kr and has a record of 1.14.1, over middle distance. Jeppe Juel was bullish in the press about the chances of Tripolini which had won three of his previous four starts before a third in his heat. In total the Archduke Kemp gelding has won four of seven with two placings and has a record of 1.15.3. Morten Friis’ Great Challenger colt and Peter Untersteiner’s gelding Thengill another by From Above will also find support DANSK TRAV KRITERIUM Charlottenlund  2013-10-06 Group II Nat 2500m 3c&G €100 000 1   Therumoursaidfire (3c Muscles Yankee - Anacott Steel) Dr: Birger Jörgensen Tr: Peter Rudbeck   2   Touch of Globe (3c Golden Globe - Cirkeline Tes)s Dr: Thomas Uhrberg Tr: Steen Juul   3   Tano Bork (3c Great Challenger - Frederikke Bork) Dr: Christian Lindhardt Tr: Christian Lindhardt   4   Tabasco Cæsar (3c Pine Chip - Puk Paradiso) Dr: Rene Kjær Tr: Anders Nielsen   5   Takethem (3c From Above - d'Cherie) Dr: Knud Mönster Tr: Steen Juul   6   Tack Wee (3g Armbro Goal - Exel Hjordal) Dr: Nicolaj Andersen Tr: Jörn Nörlem   7   Tumble Dust (3c Crazed - Affinity) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Tomas Malmqvist   8   Tycoon Conway Hall (3c Conway Hall - Golden Sunday) Dr: Steen Juul Tr: Steen Juul   9   Tip Esterel (3c Esterel Sunset - Hera Esterel) Dr: Flemming Jensen Tr: Flemming Jensen   10   Tripolini V P (3g Archduke Kemp - Lady Magic) Dr: Jeppe Juel Tr: Jeppe Juel   11   Thengill (3g From Above - Elegant Lady) Dr: Johan Untersteiner Tr: Peter Untersteiner   12   Ticket To Heaven (3c Great Challenger - Honey Flamingo) Dr: Morten Friis Tr: Jan Friis   by Dave Sanders for Harnesslink.com

The second edition of the Flying K Series commences on Monday when the Bulli Harness Racing Club hosts six heats at Tabcorp Park Menangle in the twilight timeslot.

Emilio and Maria Rosati experienced more success from purchasing out of the New Zealand Standardbred Yearling Sales when Cracka Stride was an effortless debut winner at the Bulli harness racing meeting run at Tabcorp Park Menangle yesterday (Monday March 11)

The Flying K Series, named out of a successful facebook competition, begins next Monday, 2 July when the Bulli Harness Racing Club hosts seven heats at Tabcorp Park Menangle in the twilight timeslot.

Harness Racing New South Wales today (Monday May 7) inquired into a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory(ARFL) that salbutamol had been detected in the post race urine sample taken from Fagins Lad after heraced and won Race 6 The Borjeson Family Pace (1609 metres) at Bulli on 25 February 2012.

Harness Racing New South Wales has been advised by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory(ARFL) that salbutamol has been detected in the post raceurine samples taken from Fagins Lad after he raced and won Race 6 - The Borjeson Family Pace (1609 metres)at Bulli on 25 February 2012.

After cutting 52 meetings in next season's draft race dates schedule, Harness Racing New South Wales is now set for a massive fight with its clubs, in particular Bulli and Bankstown.

The La Spina family led by patriarch Alf will be heading to Bulli this Saturday night (February 25) with high expectations going into both harness racing divisions of the $50,000 Linden Huntley Little Memorial Finals.

Harness Racing New South Wales Stewards today (Wednesday February 22) opened an inquiry into a report from the Australian Forensic Racing Laboratory that a post race urine sample taken from Shortnspeedy, following its win in Race 2 at the Leeton harness meeting on 1 January 2012, upon analyses revealed the presence of the prohibited substance morphine.

Possibly the strongest harness racing fields ever have been assembled for the Group 2 Linden Huntley Little Memorial Finals to be held at Bulli next Saturday night 25th February. The eleventh editions of the Fillies and Colts & Geldings divisions which each carry $50,000 in prizemoney plus trophies have been described as magnificent by sponsor Mrs Lynette Philpott.

Saturday night's (February 18) David Hodges Memorial at Young is a race Canberra harness racing trainer Michael Hawke would love to win. Hawke and Hodges were great mates for more than two decades, spending many years together on the Canberra Harness Racing Club Committee and a victory with Moonlight Hussey this weekend would be very special.

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