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When she repelled Little Ms Chrissy's monstrous closing bid at the wire in the $70,000 American-National at Balmoral Park on Sept. 19, Trot Fudge Sundae assured herself a unique page in harness racing history.

Fresh off a wire to wire score in last week's American National at Balmoral Park, Our Dragon King made it two in a row as he knocked off four other two-year-old pacing colts, winning the $110,000 Abe Lincoln Stake by a half-length in 1:54.2.

Fresh off his stunning pillar to post 22-1 upset in last week's $157,000 American National at Balmoral Park, Our Dragon King will look to keep the momentum rolling when he squares off against five other two-year-old harness racing pacing colts in Friday's $110,000 Abe Lincoln Stake.

Harness racing trainer Dirk Simpson wasn't surprised at Our Dragon King winning the American-National Stakes at 22-1 odds from post eight last Saturday.

Our Dragon King, given a confident steer by harness racing driver Brian Carpenter, paced to a winning 1:52.2 career best clocking in the $157,000 American National Pace for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night, Nov. 10 at Balmoral Park.

With harness racing victories in five of his last six starts Mystical Marker Farms and Jack & Peggy Hood's Powerful Poe figured to be a huge favorite in Wednesday's $12,000 Betzotic Stake at Balmoral Park.

It was all treats and no tricks for Mystical Marker Farms and Jack & Peggy Hood's Powerful Poe on Wednesday night as the division leader among the Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old colt trotting set put another notch in the win column knocking off five other harness racing youngsters by two and a half lengths in the $43,500 Cardinal Stake.

Taking another step towards harness racing divisional honors among the Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old filly trotting set James Bafia, Eugene White and Samuel Daddono's Trot Fudge Sundae cruised to her 10th win in 12 career starts on Sunday night, taking the $46,500 Violet Stake final by two-lengths in 1:58.3 for driver Dave Magee.

Despite rain, hail and winds in excess of 30mph throughout the day Sunday night's (October 14) stake action at Balmoral Park went off without a hitch with the harness racing action being headlined by a pair of Hanover Stakes for two-year-old trotters and Betzotic Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old pacing fillies.

Elimination's for next Sunday's $118,000 Lincoln Land Stake, the richest harness racing trotting event of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting colts, were contested on Sunday, Sept. 30th with a total of 17 youngsters battling in a pair of $15,000 elimination's.

Starting spots in the year's richest trotting event for Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting fillies, the $118,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake, were on the line Wednesday night (September 26) as a total of 16 diagonally gaited youngsters battled in a pair of $15,000 harness racing eliminations at Balmoral Park.

A pair of American National Stakes shared top billing on Wednesday, Sept. 19th as freshmen trotters stepped into the harness racing spotlight at Balmoral Park. A field of eight fillies were sent postward in the first tussle as they slugged it out for a purse of $70,000.

Powerful Poe hopes to write a winning story in Wednesday's (Sept. 19) $76,500 American-National Stakes for harness racing 2-year-old male trotters at Balmoral Park.

Last season's champion two-year-old pacing filly and Horse of the Year here in Illinois, Pardon, returned to harness racing action on Wednesday night (May 4) and the good looking filly picked up right where she left off posting her 15th career win in 16 starts with a 3-1/4 length triumph in 1:53.2 while capturing the $9,000 Crestwood OTB Stake.

Richard Balog's freshman pacing filly Pardon will get the chance to grab national recognition on Saturday night (November 13) as she tries to turn an $8,000 supplement fee into a big harness racing payday when she takes on eight other distaffers in the $95,000 American National Stake for two-year-old pacing fillies.

Illinois number one harness racing freshman filly pacer will get the chance she merits to compete on next month's American National Night at Balmoral Park. 'Dick (owner Balog) has decided to supplement Pardon to the American National,' said the talented filly's trainer Dirk Simpson.

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