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The Sunday evening Harness Racing program at Running Aces was jam-packed with featured events and full fields. One of the night's highlighted contests was the $15,000 Minnesota-Sired 4 year olds & Up trot. Bringoverthemoney was the headliner in the bulky field of ten, coming in fresh off a sharp third place finish in the top Open Handicap last week. Bringoverthemoney ($3.60) was the 3 year old Minnesota trotting Champion last year, notching eleven wins in nineteen races. Tonight's appearance was just the third start of the season for the impressive son of Money Talks (Muscles Yankee - Mountain Pine). Tim Maier has been the regular pilot this season, for trainer David Ginter. Bringoverthemoney and Maier got away from the gate sixth on the outside and had to operate in the outer flow for most of the mile. Whatevershesgot (Rick Magee) had made the lead just past the quarter, and Bringoverthemoney came up to pressure the leader near the five-eighths juncture - before dropping into the pocket around the final turn. The fractions were sensible throughout - :28.1, :57.4, and 1:26.3. The resulting stretch battle between the top two was nothing short of breathtaking, as Whatevershesgot refused to relent and Bringoverthemoney was determined to get by. They opened up nearly five lengths on the rest and traded blows right down to the line, with Bringoverthemoney just pushing his nose ahead on the wire. The teletimer showed 1:56 for a new career best, and for the first win of the season for proud owner Joshua Horvat. Bringoverthemoney now has 14 career wins, and $104,062 in earnings. Al-Mar Humdinger (Mark Mintun) picked up her fourth career win by capturing the $16,000 Minnesota-Sired 3 year old Trot event, besting a full field of ten which included five fillies and five geldings. Away in fifth, the sharp filly by Money Talks made her move down the backside with an eye-catching brush to the lead, and then held gamely to the wire, defeating Major Al-Mar (Rick Magee) and Twilight Tinker (Brian Detgen) in 2:01.2. Al-Mar Humdinger ($5.80) is owned by Aimes Racing and trained by Elvin Zimmerman. Banker Volo ($3.60) pulled off the repeat with another sharp mile in the $15,000 Open Handicap Trot, in gate-to-wire fashion. Driver Nick Roland sent Banker Volo right to the front from their post 8 assignment and they were never in doubt - going on to score by 1¼ lengths in 1:56.1 over French Eclipse (Rick Magee) and My Uncle Cuz (Don Harmon). Banker Volo is owned by Lucas Roland and trained by Jenni King. Driver Tim Maier led the Saturday night card, with three wins for a Hat-Trick. Dean Magee picked up a double for his seventh consecutive multiple-win night, and Mark Mintun picked up a driving double as well. Live Racing returns to Running Aces on Tuesday, June 4, with first post at 7:00 pm (CDT) and a carryover in the Jackpot Pick-5 of $3,251.90. By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces

Columbus, MN - The Sunday evening (July 29) Harness Racing program at Running Aces featured 3 year old Minnesota-Sired trotters in action, with two divisions of the sophomore square-gaiters. The $8,500 colts & geldings division went to Bringoverthemoney (Rick Magee) who has absolutely dominated the 3 year old trotting scene in Minnesota this year, the Money Talks gelding out of the Overcomer mare Bring it over has now won 7 races in 11 trips to the gate, with 6 consecutive wins. Bringoverthemoney ($2.20) is trained by Brian Detgen for owner Jasmine Horvat, and was bred by Katrina Horvat. He seems to get better and better with every win, and has just lowered his lifetime mark to 1:57 with the 6 ¼ length victory on Sunday. Bringoverthemoney appears to be poised to continue to roll through the next six or seven weeks and looks well on his way to the Minnesota Championship races on September 15. The $8,500 fillies division of the 3 year old trot went to Dekker, the dominant filly of 2018, she is a daughter of Braggart and is out of the Muscles Yankee mare Caffeine Freak. Dekker (Rick Magee) was bred by AL-Mar Farms and is trained by Justin Anfinson for owners Jesse, Eric and Ben De Long. Dekker picked up her third win in a row while lowering her lifetime best by two full seconds, to 1:58.2 for her sixth win of the season in 8 starts. The $10,000 Winners-Over pace went to Bettor's Promise (Lemoyne Svendsen) who had a rough, overland trip in the $50,000 Dan Patch FFA final last week, and bounced back with a very impressive gate-to-wire dominating win tonight in 1:51.4 with a strong final stanza of 27.3. Bettor's Promise is a 7 year old gelding by Bettor's Delight, he is trained by Jessie Pacheco for owners Richard Morita and David Yamada and he now sport's 7 wins in 24 starts this year with $38,122 in the bank. THe 7 year old Revenue gelding Margin Call trotted up a storm from the back of the pack in the $5,600 conditioned trot to pick up his second win of the season in 1:58 for trainer/driver Rick Magee. Margin Call ($16.20) turned in the fastest trotting final quarter of the night with his 28.4 signature closing kick. He is owned by Mikaela Delgiudice and was bred by Paretti Farms. The victory on Sunday pushed his career earnings to $72,059 with 16 career wins and 41 top 3 performances from 76 starts. Rick Magee led the night off with a sweep of the first three races on the program, while Mooney Svendsen also picked up a Hat-Trick and James Yoder and Gerald Longo both picked up doubles on the card. Live Racing returns to Running Aces on Tuesday evening (July 31) with a carryover of $6,413.29 in the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 wager. First post on Tuesday is 7:00 pm CDT. by Darin Gagne', for Running Aces

In the $7,500 Minnesota-Sired three-year-old gelding Trot, The Winnin Dollar was looking for his sixth straight win in the harness racing contest, but would fall short tonight at Running Aces. Mr Jackpot with Dean Magee in the sulky was quickest to the quarter pole in 29 before yielding to Margins Echo and driver Rick Magee who posted the middle fractions of 1:00.1 and 1:30.1 , then big favorite The Winnin Dollar came stepping by, leading to the top of the stretch, but Mr Jackpot shook free from the cones and had plenty of late trot down to the wire, tripping the beam in 1:59.3, a lifetime best win with Margin’s Echo re-rallying for second, and Abra’s Momentum (Gerald Longo) closing for third. Mr Jackpot had been struggling in 2016, after being a dominating Minnesota-Sired 2 year old Trotter at Running Aces last season, setting a new track record here as a two-year-old, winning 6 races in 9 starts and banking $36,460. Tonight’s tally was the first of the year for the now 3 year old son of Money Talks, Owned by Glen Wilson, trainer Brett Ballinger and Carl Swanson. Mr Jackpot fans were rewarded handsomely at the windows, with a $35.20 payout for every $2.00 ticket. The Sunday Feature on the Running Aces harness racing card was the $13,000 Open Handicap pace for horses & geldings, with a very talented field of 9 going to battle in the contest, The race favorite Roland N Rock was sent out to the early lead by driver Nick Roland, and they posted a very fast opening fraction of 26.2, before yielding to last week’s winner Holdingallthecards (Dean Magee), who threw up the middle fractions of 55.0 and 1:23.4 before tiring in the stretch. The race set up very well for the closers in the field, and there were two horses charging on the outside of the racetrack into the homestretch, I’m An Athlete with Jim Marino in the bike, and Dry Ice with Steve Wiseman, those two battled down to the wire, with Dry Ice getting a head up on the line to stop the clock in 1:53. Dry Ice is a 5 year old gelding by Badlands Hanover, owned by A Piece of The Action, LLC and trained by Steve Wiseman. Tonight’s score was the 6th win of the year for Dry Ice, and established a new lifetime mark, while pushing his career bankroll to $110,375. OfficerNaGentelman (Tim Maier) was third in the contest, and winner Dry Ice returned a $6.80 mutuel. The $7,500 Minnesota-Sired 3 year old filly Trot was dominated by race favorite Bombshell Betty ($3.80) with driver Jim Marino, making an early move to the lead just past the 30.2 quarter, Bombshell Betty was never in doubt the rest of the way, posting fractions of 1:00.4 and 1:30.0 before trotting home in 30.1 to stop the clock at 2:00.1, a new lifetime best. It was the 4th win in 7 starts this year for the filly by Sos Lunar Eclipse, owned by Jesse De Long and Tabatha Canaar and trained by Justin Anfinson. WhateverShesGot (Gerald Longo) was second, and RSS Express (Steve Wiseman) checked in third. Driver Nick Roland capped off a big weekend with a driving triple tonight, after scoring the grand slam last evening. Tonight he delivered with DC’s Better Life ($2.80) in 1:56.3, Whata Bizness ($15.80) in 1:55 and Headsup Yankee ($9.40) in 1:53.3. The next card of live Harness Racing goes to post on Tuesday Night, July 19, at 7:00 pm CDT.  Running Aces will be offering a $5,000 guarantee in the late pick-4 wager on Tuesday nights, starting this coming Tuesday, July 19, and we will be adding Live Racing on Wednesdays, starting on July 27th, with a 7:00 CDT post. By Darin Gagne, Running Aces Track Announcer

The 2 year old Minnesota-Sired trotters took the spotlight on the Tuesday night harness racing card at Running Aces, with 3 geldings, 1 colt and 2 fillies going to post for a $15,000 purse.  The fillies dominated the contest tonight, with Imapixieatmidnight (by Sos Lunar Eclipse) rushing out to a big early lead for driver Nick Roland, setting the fractions of 30.0, 1:01.4 and 1:32.1 before being challenged by pocket-sitter, and winner last time Silent Dreams (by Money Talks) with Dean Magee at the controls. Silent Dreams pulled away gamely in the homestretch to win by 4 ½ lengths, paying $3.00 as the favorite, with Imapixieatmidnight a clear second, and Al Mar FoxyEclipse (Adam Hauser) a distant third. The final time tonight of 2:03.3 shaved a full 5 seconds off the previous lifetime best for the winning filly, who is now perfect in her 2 lifetime starts, she is owned by Glen and Jody Wilson, and trained by Brett Ballinger. WhatitdoBabyBoo (by Voracious Hanover) put in a huge effort to win her $7,500 2 year old Minnesota Fillies pace, after making an early break in the mile, and another at the ¾ pole, she stormed by the entire field in the homestretch to post a 1 ¼ length win in 2:01.3 with Steve Wiseman in the sulky, for owners The Van Otterloo Stables, and trainer David Flynn. She paid $8.80 to win after making up 15 lengths in the stretch. DeweyDidDoneGood (by Voracious Hanover) was very sharp in winning his $7,500 2 year old Minnesota pace for colts & geldings, drawing away from the field after taking control past the 5/8 pole, he went on to score by 4¼ lengths in 1:58.1 in reign to Dean Magee for owner Richard Davelaar and trainer David Flynn, who had two wins in the 2 year old races tonight. He paid a nice $18.40 to win. Drivers Dean Magee and Steve Wiseman both posted driving doubles on the card. The next card of live harness racing goes to post on Saturday Night, July 16, at 6:00 pm CDT. Running Aces will be adding Live Racing on Wednesdays, starting on July 27th, with a 7:00 post. By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces 

Mr Jackpot continued his impressive freshman season at the harness racing meeting at  Running Aces on Tuesday night by capturing a two-year-old Minnesota-sired trot in 1:59.4 track record time. The victory was the fourth in his last five starts for the son of Money Talks owned by Glen Wilson, trainer Brett Ballinger and Carl Swanson. Driver Dean Magee was content to sit third during the :30.2 opening panel, but swept his heavily-favored charge to the front during the second quarter mile, with the half reached in 1:00.2. A final half in :59.2 was plenty to beat Margin's Echo (Rick Magee) by over three lengths with Big Red Rail (Duane Roland) edging Abra's Momentom (Gerry Longo) for third. The winner's share of the $8000 purse increased Mr Jackpots seasonal slate to four wins, three seconds and a third in eight starts and a bankroll of $22,910 with a $21,000 Minnesota State Championship race next up on Running Aces' closing night September 12. A tandem $8000 race for state-bred freshman filly trotters went to RSS Express (Duane Roland) in a 2:02.3 romp. Roland owns the Rail Splitter filly with his wife Connie. She now sports four wins, five runnerup finishes and a show finish in ten starts resulting in $24,625 thus far in her first season. Whatevershesgot (Jenni King) and The Last Railway (Brandon Jenson) were next to cross the finish, but were no match for RSS Express. Chewy Baca (Travis Bowman) continued his domination of the $9600 Open Pace with his fourth win in five tries at the top level for owner Dr. James Findlay and trainer Sean Lancaster. Chewy's 1:53 clocking put him one-half length ahead of Outlawdangruswatrs (Nick Roland) at the finish with Quality Sport (Steve Wiseman) closing to finish third. Gregg Keidel  

Mr Jackpot (Dean Magee) came within two-fifths of a second of the divisional track record at the harness racing meeting at Running Aces on Tuesday (August 25) capturing a $16,000 event for Minnesota-sired freshman trotters. The two-year-old son of Money Talks swept to the top of the field approaching the half-mile marker then held off late-charging RSS Express (Nick Roland) by three-quarters of a length at the finish line. Abra's Momentom (Gerry Longo) attempted a game first-over challenge before eventually settling for the show dough. Trainer Brett Ballinger co-owns Mr Jackpot with partners Glen Wilson and Carl Swanson. The consistent colt now boasts three wins and three place finishes in just seven lifetime starts. A race later a full field of nine Open pacers competed for a purse of $9600. Longshot Cowboy Cold (Luke Plano) used a perfect two-hole trip to narrowly defeat Chewy Baca (Travis Bowman) and Headsup Yankee (Nick Roland) in 1:53. Owned by K. C. Carvalho, the eight-year-old son of Cheyenne Rei got a late start on his 2015 campaign, but has now triumphed four times in his first ten seasonal outings. The victory put Luke Plano just a few thousand dollars short of reaching the coveted $10 million plateau in career purse earnings, a feat that could occur Wednesday night when the 35-year-old reinsman is listed to drive in seven of the eight races on the program. Wednesday's card also features a $1445 carryover in the track's popular 50-cent Pick Six wager on races three through eight. Post time for the first race is 7:00 p.m. (central time). Gregg Keidel

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