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Despite winter standardbred training winding down in South Florida, there remain interesting human and equine stories that illustrate what's good about the harness racing industry, people and horses, dreams of future stakes wins and career development. A case in point is Lindy Racing Stable, capably trained by Frank Antonacci, Domenico Cecere and John Duer.

All season long harness racing driver-trainer John Kakaley 'gave it all he had' in his quest to dethrone Jim Hardy from a record setting sixth driving championship at Plainridge Racecourse. With five race dates left Kakaley trails Hardy by some 20 wins and this year's chase was reminicent of 2010.

Two divisions of the New York State Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies highlighted the card at Batavia Downs Casino, Saturday night (9-17) and the harness racing fans on hand saw a big longshot and a heavy public favorite lay claim to the winners circle.

Until recently Jezzy had been among North America's the top ten harness racing horses in North America but just last week she fell off the charts, however, still her points still rank her 12th best.

There were an incredible ten divisions of the harness racing NY Sire Stakes for Late Closers that took place at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night.

The track record for 3-year-old pacing geldings was equaled and, later, bettered during Saturday night's (August 27) $147,867 New York Sires Stake harness racing action at Vernon Downs. In race seven, Mojo Terror tied the 1:50.4 standard for sophomore altered side-wheelers that had been set by Getting Personal in 1993, before Fantaddy improved it with his 1:50.2 performance three races later.

Frank Antonacci, harness racing trainer/driver for his family's Lindy Farm Stable, is featured in the current edition of the Boston College Alumni Magazine. Antonacci has a marketing degree from Boston College, which has 143,000 alumni in 120 countries.

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