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HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Beachy Dream ($5.30) remained sharp as a tack on Saturday night (March 7) as he registered his third win in four tries with an exciting head decision over Tullow N in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,000 Class AA pace in 1:57.2 over the good track.   Sitting in the pocket behind the pace-setting and eventual third place finisher Iluvtomakemoney (Ray Fisher Jr.), driver Kevin Cummings pulled Beachy Dream out just past the half which proved to be important as the race went on.   In the lane, Beachy Dream battled Iluvetomakemoney to the wire and were joined late as Tullow N (Shawn McDonough) came from the clouds to create the three-way photo. The picture showed Beachy Dream up by a head while Tullow N was second and Iluvtomakemoeny third.   Cummings said of the first over move. "Ray Fisher's horse (Iluvtomakemoney) is hit or miss on the front so I just wanted to play it safe." When asked if he saw Tullow N charging at the end, Cummings said, "I sure did see him coming but knew I had it at the wire."   Owned by Mike Torcello and conditioned by Gerry Sarama, it was the third victory in six appearances this year for the 9-year-old gelded Beachy Dream (If I Can Dream-Beachy Girl. The win moved his bankroll to $21,450 and $260,030 in his career.   Catch The Wave (Jim McNeight Jr.) rode 'the wave' to the winner's circle in taking a surprising head victory over Jim's Great in the $10,000 Class A pace.   Surfing the outer flow, Catch The Wave ($16.00) took command at the three-quarter marker and turned back the challenges of Jim's Great (Cummings) and Daylight Rush (David McNeight III) in 1:57.3.   Jim McNeight trained Catch The Wave (Jenna's Bech Boy-Hruby's N Emeralds) for owner Mike Ventura. The 8-year-old gelding has produced $15,120 in earnings this season and $178,504 lifetime.   There was no mistaking Casimir Oops in the $10,000 Class A-B Handicap Pace as he collected a 1-3/4 length score over Drunkonaplane in 1:56.3.   Sitting fourth and getting the first over trip down the backstretch the final time, Casimir Oops (Mike Baumeister) powered past the favored Percy's Z Tam, coasting to the win. Drunkonaplane (Billy Davis Jr.) rallied late and took the place position with Percy's Z Tam (Ray Fisher Jr.) hanging on for third.   Owned by Sandra Lee Cory and trained by Gregory Johnson, it was the first victory of the season for the 8-year-old Casimir Oops (Astronomical-Casimir Hugs). The win pushed his 2020 earnings to $10,124 and $48,868 in his career.   Davis Jr. had a four-bagger in the bike with Baumeister and Denny Bucceri getting two each. Maria Rice had a triple while Steve Andzel III and Ron Beback Jr. conditioned two winners apiece.   Racing will continue on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. with a 13-race card slated.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, simulcast schedule and upcoming promotions, go to   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway    

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Beachy Dream, after drawing the eight post in his first two starts of the 2020 campaign, finally got some luck in drawing the rail in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,000 Class AA harness racing pace on Saturday night (Feb. 15). The change in fortunes turned into a 'dream' trip and a victory for Beachy Dream as he turned back Santana Beach.   It was a tussle to the top early as Santana Beach, Beachy Dream and Sir Machalot all made bids to control the fractions. When things sorted themselves out before the quarter pole, Santana Beach took command and set the fractions of :29.0, :58.2 and 1:27.4 over the sloppy track.   Sitting the pocket, winning driver Kevin Cummings tipped Beachy Dream ($3.00) to the outside and collared Santana Beach (David McNeight III) by a length in 1:55.4, equaling the fastest mile of the young meet. Catch The Wave (James McNeight Jr.) finished in third.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the first victory of the season for the 9-year-old gelded Beachy Dream (If I Can Dream-Beachy Girl). The win upped his seasonal earnings to $7,700 and $246,280 lifetime.   Iluvtomakemoeny (Ray Fisher Jr.) got the first over trip then held back a closing Myell's Rockstar (Renaldo Morales III) by a nose in 1:57.4 to take the first division of the $10,000 Class A sub-featured paces.   Sitting fourth, Iluvtomakemoney ($7.10) started his first over trip past the half and took command with a panel to pace. Myell's Rockstar took dead aim of Iluvtomakemoney late but ran out of real estate and lost in the tight photo. Southwind Onyx (Kyle Cummings) took the show position.   Co-owned by the Tenah Merah Farms and the Swift Racing Stable, the 5-year-old gelded Iluvtomakemoney (Well Said-Symphony In Motion) is trained by Ryan Swift. It was his first win in three tries this season and jumped his 2020 earnings to $6,200 and $184,831 lifetime.   Im So Handsome (McNeight III) posted a 57.1 back half and that made him a good looking winner in the second $10,000 Class A level.   Setting a solid :59.1 tempo the first half, Im So Handsome ($6.10) left the field in the dust with a 28.4 third split in posting the 2-1/2 length triumph over Blue On Black (Shawn McDonough) and Burning Shore (Kevin Cummings).   Owned and trained by Tessa Perrin, it was the first win in three starts this season for Im So Handsome (Hot Pans-Cheyenne Rose). The victory pushed his seasonal winnings to $7,500 and $267,740 in the 9-year-old gelding's career.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a 13-race card scheduled. There's a $555 carryover in the Pick 5 starting in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, simulcast schedule and upcoming promotions, go to by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a Maritime Champion harness racing season in her rear view mirror, Arc Light has risen to fight off the top mares on the East Coast every week and that will continue during a special Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash Saturday afternoon card has a 12:30 P.M. first race post time on Customer Appreciation Day, sponsored by the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association. There will be thousands of dollars of prizes to be won including Cavendish Beach Music Festival tickets, an Ipad, an Iphone, a 65" Samsung Smart Tv, $1000 gifts cards for Sobeys and Feasible Fuels, and more. To qualify, customers mist simply wager throughout the racecard and winners will be selected at random through the wagering terminals. The top pacing mares square off in race 12 of the day for a $2,550 purse. Maritime Breeder's championship winner Arc Light has graduated to the Open Mares level since finishing her stakes campaign and has taken the task in stride, winning her last two outings for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S. Her latest win against Open company put her over $50,000 in seasonal earnings and the daughter of Camystic will strive for more of the same from post 5 on Saturday afternoon. Tell Me Why has been razor sharp as of late with six straight top-three finishes and will have post 1 on Saturday for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. Collective Wisdom garnered a cheque against the boys last week and returns to female company this week from post 4 with recent O'Brien Award of Horsemanship nominee Gilles Barrieau at the lines. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the road to the winner's circle going through Arc Light. "It is hard to believe a three year old filly can be so dominant against aged mares but this one is," MacIsaac said of Arc Light. "She hit another gear up the back stretch in her last two and never looked back so you got to think a three peat is a distinct possibility." Rounding out the field is Mrs Dragonfire (Driven by David Dowling) and Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes). The trot war continues in race 7 for a $2,350 purse as Star Photo is the top choice in a compact field of five open trotters for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Kevin Gillis and owners Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Freddie went down to defeat in his latest and has post 4 this week for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Can A New 'Quest' Begin At Red Shores? CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Rose Run Quest has been a dominate force in Atlantic Canadian harness racing all season long and he will look to reignite that magic in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash program will be the final regularly scheduled Sunday card of the season as racing switches to a Saturday only schedule starting next week. The first race of the day goes postward at 12 P.M. with the $2,950 featured preferred pace lining up in race 9 of the program. Trainer Marc Campbell will be in the bike behind Rose Run Quest from post 5 in the class as the morning line favourite in the compact field. The pacer bought himself a ticket to the $200,000 club in his latest but failed to make the winner's circle as he finished second to Woodmere Ideal Art while garnering enough earnings to meet the milestone. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown owns the seven-year-old son of If I Can Dream. The only horses to get their noses in front of Rose Run Quest in his last six starts were Woodmere Ideal Art, who is absent this week, and Euchred who is racing in Ontario. Post 2 belongs to Burn Out Hanover with Gilles Barrieau driving for trainer Jeff Holmes, while Varadero Hanover will guard the rail from the Jeff Wallace stable for driver Ken Murphy. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the absence of the two horses that beat Rose Run Quest in his last two starts to be a sign of clear sailing this week. "Rose Run Quest has had back to back weeks without a win, which is an eternity for this guy," MacIsaac said. "Since the ones that managed to get the better of him in those starts are absent today there could be nothing to stand in his way." Other entries are Creepin (Driven by David Dowling) and Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes). The afternoon back-up pace lines up in race 8 with Mick Dundee pegged as the one to beat in the $2,600 class from post 3 fresh off of a trio of cheques earned at the preferred level. Don MacNeill of Cornwall owns, trains and drives his homebred pacer who will look to add to his five seasonal victories. Winter Blast (Hughes) and Eagle Jolt (Campbell) are listed as top contenders. The Eddie Power Memorial will line up in race 7 of the program with Three Truths favoured off the class drop from post 6 for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer Paul Doyle and owners Jason Rice of Kensington and Darren Doyle of York. For race programs and more go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Saturday was a night of harness racing domination for 'The Maritime Magic Man' and Rose Run Quest winning the feature was the crowning moment at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau had four winners on the 13-dash Saturday program at the Capital oval including a 1:54.3 open-length score aboard Rose Run Quest in the $2,900 preferred pace. Barrieau subbed in for regular driver and trainer Marc Campbell, who was racing in stakes action in Nova Scotia, and proceeded to control the race from the start and widen his advantage. Rose Run Quest laid down front end splits of 28.2, 57.3 and 1:26.1 before winning by four-and-three-quarter lengths over Best To Hurst (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Norris Rogers). Blair Hansen of Charlottetown holds the ownership papers of the seven-year-old son of If I Can Dream. Barrieau's other wins came with Sodwana Bay in the $2,700 Fillies and Mares Open pace in 1:56.4, Dusty Lane Cortez in a six-length romp in 1:58.1 and Selkirk Echo in 2:02.1. Jason Hughes had a driving triple on the card winning with Dees Boy (2:00.2), JK Express (1:57.1) and Rockin Indy (1:57.1). For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- China Dream lulled the field to sleep with a leisurely half-mile split in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,500 Open I-II Pace on Saturday night (June 16) and when the six entrants finally awoke, things ended up being a nightmare for them.   With a opening half of a mere :59.0 over the fast track, China Dream ($6.80) blazed the final two stanzas in :55.1, including a last panel of :27.1, and easily rolled to a 5-1/4 length win over Classic American N in a seasonal best 1:54.1.   Starting from the two post, driver Billy Davis Jr. sent China Dream right to the point, putting up soft fractions of :29.4 and :59.0. From there, the 7-year-old gelding went to work and bottomed out the field with a :28.1 third quarter.   Enjoying a four-length advantage at the top of the stretch, China Dream stamped his ticket to the winner's circle by using a blistering 27.1 last quarter to coast to the victory.   Classic American N (Ron Beback Jr.) won the battle for second place with Validus Deo (Kevin Cummings) taking third.   Co-owned by trainer Maria Rice and Jack Rice, it was the fourth win in 15 starts for China Dream (If I Can Dream-China Art). The score upped his season earnings to $28,571 and $263,334 lifetime.   Shawn Gray finished the evening with five driving victories while Davis Jr. had a triple. James Clouser Jr. had a training four-bagger with Steve Andzel and Rice getting doubles.   The first matinee of the season comes up on Sunday with a 12-race program scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The 3-year-old filly trotters are in town for the New York Sire Stakes races along with Excelsior A & B series events.   It's also Father's Day at the track with 'Lucky Exacta Magnets' being given away with chances to win free wagers while the kids can enjoy free sno cones and cotton candy. The track side grill will also be open during the card.   For more information including the latest news, upcoming promotions, simulcast schedule, race replays, results and entries, go to   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

The productive Wednesday, November 8th afternoon started quickly for Jimmy Taggart in the 1st race with Perfect Road, as he scored a well in hand 3-length win in 1:58.2, for his second consecutive win for harness racing trainer Gary Messenger. Majestic Dreams (PP7) in the 3rd race, quickly assumed a 3-length margin over her closest competitors at all splits to barely hang on to win by a nose in 2:02:2 ($15.20). The 3-year-old If I Can Dream filly is trained by Richard Gayton for winning owner Majestic View Farms of Gardiner NY, for her 3rd win of the season. Taggart came right back in the following race with Literate Hanover (PP4) and benefited from a pocket sitting journey behind Crown Isle (Jim DeVaux) to win in 1:59.2 for owner, trainer William Mintz of Harris, NY. After a brief 3 race hiatus, the last win of the afternoon came in the 8th race aboard Connie Keeper, another Gary Messenger trainee. The 7-year-old Muscles Yankee mare notched her 6th win of the season for owner Scott Woogen in a wire to wire win in 1:58.3 and returned $11.40. The longtime Pocono Downs mainstay has recently enjoyed much success at his new home base at Monticello. The affable Taggart is the 2nd leading dash winner at Monticello Raceway with 218 wins with earnings over $920,000. By: Shawn Wiles

FREEHOLD, NJ — September 18, 2017 — Freehold Raceway hosted the $50,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund for harness racing three-year old colts final on Saturday (Sept. 16). Every Way Out took the lead from post position No. 2 going into the first turn, Victor Kirby put him on the front avoiding a breaking Firefox Hanover which caused some commotion and scattered the field. Every Way Out crossed the wire to stop the clock in 1:54.2. Sir Pugsley followed him every step of the way to finish second. The son of If I Can Dream out of Every Play grabbed win number five out of eight starts this year.  The Dylan Davis trainee surpassed $300,000 in lifetime earning with this win. Courtney Stafford

Respectable Dream (If I Can Dream) pulled off a harness racing upset in the Saturday night feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Richie Silverman-trained pacer scored a wire-to-wire win in the $14,000 Winners Over with Mark Beckwith in the sulky. Respectable Dream was coming off a third place finish in last week's Open Pace when he was dismissed at odds of 13-1 in Saturday's feature. Beckwith moved Respectable Dream out to a pretty easy lead and by the time the favored Givenupdreaming (Billy Dobson) made his move first over, it was too little too late. Respectable Dream paced his final half in 55.2 en route to victory in 1:52.2. We Think Alike (Bruce Aldrich Jr) got the pocket ride behind the eventual winner and wound up finishing second. Seeley Man (Shawn Gray) was late on the scene to be third. The trip proved to be too difficult for Givenupdreaming who had to settle for fourth in the feature. Respectable Dream returned $29.00 to win and led an exacta and triple that paid $180.50 and $844, respectively. While it was just winner number three on the season for the six year old gelding, it was his third in the last six starts. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

YS Lotus (If I Can Dream) was caught in the fastestharness racing mile of the year at Saratoga Casino Hotel two weeks ago when the Rene Allard trainee finished fifth in an Open Pace that went in an incredible 1:49.2. Last week, the six year old pacer finished third in the $14,000 Winners Over at the Spa and on Saturday night was the 3-5 betting favorite in the feature. Billy Dobson blasted YS Lotus out to the early lead but the favorite paid a stiff price to get to the top, posting a first quarter of 26.4 while racing parked out for the majority of it. The half didn't bring much of a slow down as the public's choice cruised through a half in 54.4 before trying to pace away from his rivals after three quarters in 1:22.1. YS Lotus built enough of a lead that when Panocchio (Gerry Mattison) surged late, it would prove to be too little too late. YS Lotus stopped the timer in 1:51.1 for his third win in ten seasonal tries. Panocchio came up second best while He's A Lock (Wally Hennessey) closed sharply for third. Last week, the finish in the Winners Over was Panocchio on top with He's A Lock second and YS Lotus third. This week, the same trio comprised the triple but it was Allard's YS Lotus who proved best. Live racing resumes on Tuesday evening at Saratoga featuring a pick five carryover of $4,563. First post time is set for 7:05pm. Mike Sardella

Givenupdreaming (If I Can Dream) paced the fastest mile of the year to date on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Heidi Rohr trainee was one of five participants in the $13,000 Open Pace and with first half fractions of 27 and 55.3 to set the table, Givenupdreaming moved first over and powered up to take over the lead after three quarters in 1:23. The six year old standout cruised away in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:50.3, the fastest clocking for any race in the 2017 campaign at the Spa. Somewhere Fancy (Billy Dobson) followed the winner's cover and wound up as the runner-up in the feature while Panocchio (Gerry Mattison) came on for third. It was the sixth victory of the season for Givenupdreaming and the first win in the local Open for the Rohr trainee who was piloted to the Saturday score by Stephane Bouchard. Live racing this holiday weekend with matinees scheduled for both Sunday and Monday afternoons both beginning at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

HAMBURG, NY --- With less than ideal weather and track conditions at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (March 18), it appeared that the times weren't going to be all that impressive.   Someone forgot to tell that to China Dream.   Going the fastest mile of the meet with an eye-popping 1:54.3 clocking, China Dream ($3.30) steamrolled the field in the $10,000 Open Pace with an easy wire-to-wire victory over Believe This Bob by 2-3/4 lengths.   With temperatures in the upper 30s, light rain showers and a sloppy track, China Dream seemed to be on a mission to get back to the comforts of his stall as quick as possible.   Using fractions of 28.3, 58.3 and 1:27.1, China Dream (Shawn Gray) posted a 27.2 final panel to erase any hopes the other five participants had of pulling out the victory. Believe This Bob (Drew Monti) took the place position while Littlebitaclass (Jim Morrill Jr.) was third.   Co-owned by Jack and trainer Maria Rice, it was the third win in eight tries this season for the 6-year-old gelded China Dream (If I Can Dream-China Art). The victory pushed his season earnings to $22,120 and $194,793 lifetime.   Larry Stalbaum was on fire Saturday night as he posted a four-bagger, Gray tripled with Monti and Ray Fisher Jr. doubling. Sabrina Clevenger scored two training wins.   Racing will resume on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a 12-race card scheduled.   For more information including the latest news, upcoming promotions, race replays and results, go to   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- China Dream is known for his late closing speed but a change in harness racing tactics paid off for him in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (Feb. 25) by beating Itsonlyrocknroll A by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:55.4 over the good track.   In an uncharacteristic move, China Dream (Shawn Gray) fired off the gate and had to go three-wide to grab the lead as Gallant Major and Thunderbolt Jaxon played hard ball to the opening quarter.   After setting splits of 28.3, 57.3 and 1:26.4, China Dream ($8.40) opened up a commanding four length advantage turning for home and cruised to the throttled down victory over the favored Itsonlyrocknroll A (Larry Stalbaum). Knocking Around (David McNeight III) took the show position.   Co-owned by trainer Maria Rice and Jack Rice, China Dream (If I Can Dream-China Art) is a 6-year-gelding that has earned $14,620 in 2017 and $187,293 lifetime.   Gray had four victories in the bike with Stalbaum and McNeight III scoring triples. Trainers Kimberly Asher and Gerry Sarama each notched a double.   Racing will return on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a 12-race program scheduled. There will be a carryover of $2,347 Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including upcoming promotions, the latest news, results and race replays, go to   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Every Way Out has been selected as the harness racing New Jersey Sire Stakes' Horse of the Year for 2016. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS races and other major stakes for NJ-sired horses. Every Way Out won six of the seven New Jersey-restricted races that he entered, including the finals of the Sire Stakes' Premier Division at the Meadowlands and the Standardbred Development Fund at Freehold Raceway. Along the way, the colt by If I Can Dream out of Every Play was also victorious in the Lou Babic Memorial Pace and the New Jersey Futurity. Regular driver Tim Tetrick handled Every Way Out in all of his victories with the exception of the Standardbred Development Fund final where he was steered by Joe Bongiorno. Among his other wins on the season were the Arden Stakes at The Meadows and the Geers Stake, where he took his seasonal mark of 1:51.2f, and Reynolds Stakes both at Tioga Down. A winner of $181,805 on the year, Every Way Out was purchased just prior to his win in the Premier Division Final by Howard A. Taylor, Abraham N. Basen, Edwin J. Gold and Thomas A. Lazzaro. After the purchase, Dylan Davis assumed the training duties from Aaron Lambert. The colt was bred by Bulletproof Enterprises of Oley, Pennsylvania Every Way Out's connections will be honored at the 60th annual Breeder Awards Luncheon on January 29, 2017 at O'Connor's Restaurant in Eastampton, New Jersey. For further information: Christopher Castens (609) 292-8830      

WILKES-BARRE PA -- Yes You Can is now two-for-two at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono since shipping in for harness racing trainer Tony Dinges after taking the $14,000 featured mares pace Tuesday night in 1:51.   It was anything but an easy win for the daughter of If I Can Dream, as she was double-looped out of the gate -- Persuasive Hanover circled three inside leavers early to grab command past the 1/8, while Single Me drove on three-wide, getting by Yes You Can, who stayed outside as Single Me cleared to the front shortly past the 26.2 quarter.   Driver Jim Marohn Jr. pressed on with Yes You Can, but she was out more than 3/8 of a mile before grabbing the lead en route to the 55 half. She got no breather on the lead, as Shutthefrontdoor made a strong uncovered bid for command to the 1:22.2 3/4s and beyond; after that one faded slightly at headstretch, Marohn turned his attention inside, where Single Me and Andrew McCarthy were launching a rally that kept cutting into the leader's margin, but Single Me's bid would come up a nose shy, with Shutthefrontdoor holding well for third.   Yes You Can boosted her career bankroll to $153,223 with the victory for the Holland Racing Stable, and the victorious favorite missed her lifetime mark, set when coming to Pocono last week, by a tick.   Marohn is one of the "hot quartet" who dominated the Pocono winners circle this past week, and during the first two weeks of October. Joining with Simon Allard and Napolitano brothers George and Anthony, the foursome won 39 of this past week's 57 races (68%), and for October they are a combined 74 for 113 (65%).   Earlier in the evening, The Downs honored one of the finest horsemen and gentlemen that it has ever hosted when there was a special ceremony for Joe Pavia Jr. as he retired from driving.   A 56-year-old native of Utica NY, Pavia won 5478 races and $37,888,704 in a 36-year career in the sulky, and was the leading driver on multiple occasions at both the Downs and his "winter home" of Pompano Park; he will now be focusing his energies on training.   The virtual "emptying of the paddock" as horsemen streamed to the winners circle to be in one final picture with Pavia says more about the respect he has earned than any other tribute.   PHHA / POCONO

WILKES-BARRE PA - Simon Allard was the sulky star of the Tuesday night card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, capturing six races on the 14-event harness racing card to raise his total for the Saturday through Tuesday Downs racing week to 14.   Victory Lane visitors Tuesday night for the 34-year-old native of Quebec included Show Biz Hall (race 1) and Whata Peach (race 5), then a consecutive triple in races 7 through 9 of ABC Muscles Boy (trained by Simon's brother Rene), TSM Leonidas T, and Yozhik, and finally One Too Many (also a Rene trainee) in race 11. TSM Leonidas T ($29.60) and Yozhik ($36.80), in consecutive races, showed that all of Simon's victories weren't "gimmies" or big favorites, either.   Of the 14 horses winning for Simon during his hot streak this past week, seven were trained by brother Rene. Simon is currently fourth in the Pocono drivers standings, behind the Napolitano brothers and Matt Kakaley; Rene is literally and figuratively in the middle of a three-way dogfight for top rung in the conditioners battle, between leader Chris Oakes and Ron Burke.   The If I Can Dream mare Yes You Can made a big sweeping move in the latter part of the backstretch to go to the lead on the far turn in the $14,000 conditioned distaff pacing feature, saw Pasultimatedelight N, right on her back, make a break upon ducking to the Pocono Pike for a final challenge, and then was left all alone, scoring by 7¼ lengths in a personal best of 1:50.4. Yes You Can came her own last quarter in 27.3 as she invaded The Downs and kept up her good Upstate New York form for trainer Tony Dinges and the Holland Racing Stable, with Jim Marohn Jr. handling sulky responsibilities behind the winner of $146,223.   PHHA / Pocono

FREEHOLD, NJ – September 17, 2016 – It was a beautiful day for Freehold Raceways fifth annual Open Space Pace celebration.  The twelve race harness racing card featured two Lou Babic stake finals for two-year-old pacers.  The New Jersey sire If I Can Dream showcased his offspring in both finals. The two-year-old colt pacers kicked the day off in the second non-betting race off the regular scheduled card.  Everyway Out had his way again today, keeping his perfect record untainted in the $62,000 Lou Babic Final.  Tetrick sent his colt out of the gate to take the lead and hold off a late charging Deo Galileo in the stretch for the win in 1:56.3.  Trained by Dylan Davis this makes seven wins in seven starts with $154,155 lifetime earnings.  Firefox Hanover came in third. The seventh race was the Lou Babic Final for two-year-old filly pacers with a purse of $57,000.  Jeff Gregory moved his filly Designated Drinker just past the quarter and sailed home virtually unchallenged in 1:58.2.  Misqued finished second while Maiden Dream with driver Jim Marohn Jr. rounded out the trifecta to finish third.  The Chris Lems trainee Designated Drinker takes win number two on the season boosting her lifetime earnings to $78,820. Freehold will continue its New Jersey Stakes schedule on Thursday, September 22, 2016 with a 12:30 pm post time. Courtney Stafford

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