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CHESTER, PA - So Long Hanover said so long to his opposition early in the $14,400 trotting harness racing feature on a special Kentucky Derby Day Saturday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia. Driver Pat Berry got the Donato Hanover gelding away quickly and put up fractions of :28.2, :58.2, and 1:27.3, with Bountiful Brittney, winner of three of her last four, right behind him. However, the pocketsitting mare could make no dent into the winner's advantage, as he scored by 1½ lengths in 1:56.3 for his new connections, who got him after his last start - trainer Scott Di Domenico and owners Bottom Line Racing LLC and Triple D Stables Inc. SO LONG HANOVER REPLAY   A pair of $12,600 co-featured events saw a division on each gait. On the trot, the Bar Hopping sophomore gelding Inaminute Hanover won his second straight local start, here sweeping to the lead nearing the three-quarters and going on to post a lifetime best of 1:56.3. The three-year-old's connections are quite interesting - driver Bob McClure, trainer Luc Blais, and owner Determination, the same combination that brought out 2019 Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade. On the pacing side, the Artspeak three-year-old Terry A Hanover employed almost identical tactics to Inaminute Hanover for driver Todd Schadel - brush to the lead late on the backstretch and go on to post a lifetime mark, 1:53.3. Todd also trains the three-time seasonal winner, the 2020 PA Fairs Champion for his division, for Christine Schadel and Caitlin Solt. Ontario newcomer Doug McNair posted a driving double for the second straight day, and was joined on Derby Day by Corey Callahan in doubling. Sunday's 12:40 card will gather together top pacers of both sexes to contest $22,500 each: a race for the female set with Soho Burning Love A favored despite being assigned the outside post seven; and an event for the males where Shnitzledosomethin, a winner from post seven (the toughest post to win from at the track) last week, draws post five (the winningest starting spot) on Sunday. Program pages will be available at For full race results, click here. From the PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

HARRINGTON, DE - Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green's Jack's Legend N ($4.60, Pat Berry) notched his 18th career harness racing win Monday in the featured $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding grinded away in first-over position at pacesetter Goldberg and gained the lead at the top of the stretch before holding off JJ Flynn, who closed gamely in the passing lane, for a narrow win. Penzance Hanover was third. The winner was trained by co-owner Green, who had 3 wins on the card, including Machaholic and ($54.80) and American Admiral ($6.20). It was the second start of the season for Jack's Legend N, who banked $101,528 in an abbreviated 2020 campaign (16 starts). It was one of three wins on the card for Pat Berry, who joined Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. with a driving triple. JACK'S LEGEND N REPLAY   Peter Paul Venturini's Beach Blanket Book ($2.10, Morgan) was a popular winner in achieving his 3rd win in his last 4 starts and improved to 2-for-2 over the track with a dominant 1:52.3 win for trainer Brian Malone. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green's Jack's Legend N ($2.80, Pat Berry) notched his 4th straight harness racing win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 triumph in the $18,000 Open Pace. Trained by co-owner Green, the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding has been the scourge of the upper level conditioned ranks of late and had no troubles Monday after setting all the fractions in his one length win over Goldberg and Calvin K.   Tony Morgan and Berry each had 3 wins on the card. Montrell Teague had a driving double. Live racing at Harrington continues through Wednesday October 21. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Mst Racing Stable's Goldberg ($4.40, Montrell Teague) was a 1:53.2 winner Monday in the $15,000 conditioned harness racing pacing feature at Harrington Raceway. The Brenda Teague-trainee set all the fractions in his 1-length win over Vapour N and Princeoftheforest. It was the sixth win of the year for the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion owned by his driver. Goldberg's win was one of three straight on the card for Teague, who then piloted Brush Up ($12.40) and Raptors Flight N ($5.20) to wins.   Meanwhile Pat Berry notched a driving grand slam, guiding Stark Hanover ($9.40), TJ Blast ($10), Flashy Dude ($7.20) and Closing Bell ($44.60) to wins. Teague (49 wins) is the current third leading driver at the meet behind leader Allan Davis (59), who had a driving double, and defending champ Art Stafford Jr. (53). With just 5 nights of live racing remaining in the 2020 meet, trainer Jim King Jr. (31 wins) maintains a lead over Joe Hundertpfund (24) and Chuck Crissman Jr. (18). by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

CHESTER, PA - The Cantab Hall gelding Mississippi Storm was given a top trip from post seven by harness racing driver Pat Berry and went on to win the $14,400 featured harness racing trot at Harrah's Philadelphia Thursday afternoon in 1:53.4. Figuring his odds would not be good in sitting next-to-last in the eight-horse field early, Berry got some early speed out of the Tom Fanning trainee and tucked in fifth as Vic's Winner went to the lead before the :28.1 quarter, only to be replaced on top by the favored Max, who got the field to the half in :56.4. Berry's early decision came sharply into focus when Tight Lines went up first-over from fourth off the second turn, as Mississippi Storm could ride his cover as Max and Tight Lines battled to and past the 1:25.1 three-quarters. Tight Lines grinded past the favorite in the lane, but Mississippi Storm had the freshest legs late and finished strongly to take a neck decision, with Max another half length back, while raising his earnings to $348,268 for owner Joseph Smith.   The Explosive Matters gelding Innisfallen and driver Vinnie Ginsburg used aggressive tactics in winning the $12,800 co-feature in 1:54.1. Innisfallen went to the lead, surrendered it briefly to Big Nudge, then reclaimed the top before frontward-bound Sheer Muscle could pin him in. The pacesetter refused to yield to the outside challenger, got a big lead when the first-over broke and the pocket horse gapped going towards the final turn, and won handily for trainer Paul Fusco, who is also co-owner with Bramdeo Singh. Ginsburg and Fusco came back in the very next race for a win with the trotter Zlatan, named after the star football (soccer to "Yanks") player. Fastest diamondgaited winner on the "Trottin' Thursday" card at Harrah's was the Broadway Hall mare Broadway Athena, who lowered her mark to 1:53 in a $10,000 event. "Athena" spent the mile on the outside, much of it uncovered trying to reach runaway pacesetter Sylvesteramericait, but the six-year-old distaff collared the pacesetter turning into the stretch and led him home by 3¾ lengths for driver George Napolitano Jr. (a six-time winner on the card) and trainer/owner Gilbert Garcia-Owen. $150,000 worth of Liberty Bell stakes series action for three-year-old fillies of both gaits will highlight the Friday racing at Philly, with the likes of Rocknificent and Next Level Stuff among the entrants. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

Freehold, NJ --- Saturday's (September 26) harness racing card at Freehold Raceway is headlined by two divisions of the Homegrown for 3-year-old pacers. The race drew a total of thirteen entries, and was subsequently split up by gender. The division for the colts and geldings features a field of five, and will go as the fourth race. All five competed in the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Final last Saturday, won by Rockin the Gates in a 26/1 upset. He'll seek to continue his good form from the outside post, for trainer Steve LeBlanc and driver Pat Berry.   JK Lucky Charms looked for a sweep of the series last week, but couldn't get to the lead from an outside post and ended up losing by less than a length. He's got post position one in the Homegrown, so he shouldn't have much trouble getting his ideal trip. Brett Pelling is the trainer, Todd McCarthy the driver.   Level Up, Force N Fury, and Rock N Teen round out the field.   The fillies will go in the sixth race, in a field of eight. JK Finendandy, coming off a big win in the NJSS-SDF Final, figures to once again be the favorite. She'll leave from post position five, for Jenn Bongiorno and Joe Bongiorno.   Tony Alagna sends out a pair. Caviart Heather hit the board in every leg of the series, but never won. She'll seek a rebound from post position seven, with Jason Bartlett in the sulky. Her stablemate, Libspeak, has post position four, with driver Todd McCarthy.   Make a Scene, American in London, Ready Set Rock, Fit Go, and Run Deo Run complete the field.   The card also features the Renaissance Final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. King James Express looks like the one to beat, coming off a win in the New York Sire Stakes Final at Yonkers Raceway. He's got post position two, for trainer Mark Harder and driver Jason Bartlett.   Captain Fancy, Not Today, Solid Alibi, and Fika Time complete the ensemble. It's scheduled as the seventh race on the program.   The first race on the card is scheduled for 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway      

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The first full weekend of racing at The Meadowlands since Hambletonian week saw plenty of action on a pair of popular multi-leg wagers last Friday and Saturday (Sept. 11-12), the result of sizable carryovers, and harness racing fans will have similar opportunities on a pair of prominent puzzles this week when racing resumes Friday (Sept. 18) at 7:15 p.m. Last Saturday (Sept. 12), driver Pat Berry, aka "The Blueberry Bomber", lit up the board with Harambe Deo in the 10th race at odds of 33-1, which served as the reason that the 20-cent Late Pick-5 and 50-cent Late Pick-4 failed to yield a winning ticket. As a result, both wagers will have sizable carryovers to titillate the palates of those who sample the Big M's betting menu this Friday. A week ago, the Early 20-cent Pick-5 had a carryover heading into Saturday's card, and after $151,228 in "new money" was poured into the pot, the total wager was just over $188,000. Those who correctly selected five winners (there was a 6-5 shot and a 4-5 during the sequence) cashed in for $271.46. The 20-cent Pick-6 saw almost $14,000 in new action, which ran the total pool to $20,760. Players with winning tickets were singing the praises of trainer-driver Eric Abbatiello, whose superb handling with Like Clockwork led to a score at odds of 20-1 in the anchor leg (race eight). The payoff was $6,222.48. This Friday, bettors will shoot first for the Late 20-cent Pick-5 (races nine through 13), which has a carryover of $21,811, before getting a rare opportunity by betting into a Late 50-cent Pick-4 with a carryover, which stands at $38,390. Friday will mark the first time in 2020 that a Pick-4 (races 10 through 13) has had a carryover, thus, it is likely that this will be the biggest pool of the year. On Meadowlands Pace Night (July 18), a total of $191,288 was pushed through the P4 windows for the high-water mark of 2020. "Carryovers create added interest in our already popular multi-leg bets, which always offer a low 15 percent takeout," said track Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "At The Meadowlands, our fans can always shoot for a big score, and with low-minimum base wagers, players can bet a little and win a lot." SUPER SEPTEMBER: From management to patrons, all who follow Big M racing with interest are grateful to Gov. Phil Murphy and the members of the New Jersey legislature, whose efforts to see racing get the money it needs to flourish have shown results. Last weekend, handle was over $5 million. The last time racing was offered in September - 2017 - handle was $3.4 million over the two race cards. Saturday's total wager of $2.7 million was up over a million dollars as compared to the Saturday three years prior. TODD SCORES FOUR: It took driver Todd McCarthy, 27, one night to stamp himself as a player in the Big M driver colony. The younger brother of standout pilot Andy McCarthy won four races - his first four career wins at the mile oval - on Saturday night's card. For complete details of his big night, click on BET LITTLE, WIN BIG: "Racing from the Meadowlands" TV personality Dave Little had a memorable Saturday night - as did those who followed his picks - by turning three dimes into one big dime. The former longtime handicapper and columnist at the New York Daily News gave out both the Early 20-cent Pick-5 as well as the Early 10-cent Pentafecta. The Pick-5 returned $271.46, but since Little had both 6-1 shots who deadheated in the third race, he and his followers had two winning tickets on his $24 bet. The 10-cent Pentafecta, in which Little used three horses in the win position then one more in positions two through five (3x4x5x6x7), proved that a small investment ($24.30) can end in a big payout ($580.70). In the end, betting $48.30 with Little ended up in a big $1,123.62 windfall. Until, of course, Little failed to hit either of his Pick-4 plays or Little's Late Double! "You're only as good as the last ticket you give out," lamented Little. The sampling is small, but the average payouts at the Fall Meeting have been impressive. The Pentafecta's average payoff is $565, the Pick-5's is $892 and the 20-cent Pick-6 checks in at $4,175. You can always find Little's plays, as well as those of Dave Brower, Ken Warkentin and Jessica Otten on Twitter at #playbigm. FREE STUFF: For free past performances, go to, where one can access races nine through 13 for both the Friday and Saturday programs. Those races include the 20-cent Late Pick-5, 50-cent Late Pick-4 and 10-cent Late Pentafecta, not to mention the Late Daily Double. TWEET THE TEAM: Stay in touch on Twitter with the Big M's Brower (@eedoogie), Little (@DaveLittleBigM), Warkentin (@kenvoiceover) and Otten (@JessicaOtten1). Check in everyday for Meadowlands news and updates at those handles, as well as @TheMeadowlands and #playbigm. CHECK OUT THE PICKS: For those who need to get a leg up on the action, go to to see track oddsmaker and analyst Brower's selections and commentary. For Friday's card, click on this link: Additionally, track announcer Warkentin's blog is available on the site and offers his picks and analysis. On race nights, access picks and plays from the Big M TV team at #playbigm or at @TheMeadowlands. CHECK OUT THE SHOW: The Big M's "Racing from The Meadowlands" pre-game show can always be seen on race nights live. On Friday, join the usual team of Brower and Little sitting on the set - socially distanced, of course - giving out Big M news and notes, as well as both Pick-4s during the evening. Saturday will find Little hosting with Otten in the co-host's chair. The show kicks off nightly at 6:42 p.m. with a hello from Warkentin, who provides the night's program changes. For those looking for access to the show, as well as the live racing, all they need to do is go to, so that they can access all the action on the Roberts Television Network. ALL THIS....AND SPORTS BETTING, TOO: The Big M's FanDuel Sportsbook is the place to get all of your MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA, PGA and NFL action, every day from 10 a.m.-midnight. From The Meadowlands    

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Fans of harness racing driver Pat Berry undoubtedly have plenty of money burning a hole in their pockets after the exploits of the 44-year-old former Chicagoland pilot last weekend (March 6-7) at the Meadowlands. It started innocently enough on Friday, when Berry guided Muscle Fashion ($22.80) to the winner's circle. His only winner of the night from 10 drives was still enough to show a flat-bet profit for the night, but the man also known as "The Blue Berry Bomber" was just getting started. He got serious on Saturday, guiding three winners on the card, all of which went off at odds of at least 11-1. Berry kept on driving when it appeared Another Daily Copy had the eighth race wrapped up and gunned down the 8-5 second choice with 11-1 chance Keep On Rocking A ($25.80). Then Berry swept the Late Daily Double with 47-1 shot Barefoot Bluejeans ($96.40) and the 27-1 Jumping Jake ($57.00). Barefoot Bluejeans' win payoff was the largest of 2020 at the Big M as was the double, which returned $2,700.40. Barefoot Bluejeans topped a $927 exacta, $4,302 trifecta and $1,918 ten-cent superfecta, completed a Pick-3 that returned $4,969 and the Late 50-cent Pick-4 that paid off a whopping $18,466, another 2020 high. A $20 win bet on Berry's 19 weekend drives resulted in an investment of $380 and a return of $2,020, a profit of $1,640. Other big weekend payoffs included the Friday 20-cent Pick-6 ($1,251) and Late 50-cent Pick-4 ($2,915) and Saturday's Pick-6 ($2,217). The Big M's new "Fab Four" wagers have been well received since the track updated the wagering menu on Feb. 7 to offer $130,000 in guaranteed pools every night. The 20-cent Pick-5 (race one) and 50-cent Late Pick-4 (race 10) offer $40,000 promises, while the 50-cent Early Pick-4 (race six) has a $50,000 guarantee. The 20-cent Pick-6 (race four) offers no guarantee but does promise big carryovers - which have already occurred twice - in the event no one picks all six winners. Free program pages for the Early Pick-4 and Late 20-cent Jackpot Super High-Five are available at and "The Strategic Wagering division of the United States Trotting Association has been a big part of not only growing pool size and wagering interest here at the Meadowlands," said track Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "But at other tracks all over the United States. The partnership of the tracks, USTA and TrackMaster that provide free program pages and promote these low 15 percent takeout wagers has been essential to the growth of these guaranteed pools, which creates added interest in our sport every night." BERRY GOES IN THE SULKY: Tune in to the Meadowlands' live in-house simulcast show Friday night at 6:22 p.m. when Berry will be the guest on the track's "In the Sulky" interview segment. CONTINUING CARRYOVERS: This Friday night (post time 6:55 p.m.), fans of the 20-cent Jackpot Super High-Five will be shooting for some serious green. The fifth race carryover stands at $43,653, while the 13th race is at $47,953. MAC AND BURKE: Andy McCarthy swept both co-features last Friday and finished the weekend atop the driver colony with five wins. Ron Burke had the most training victories with three. WHHC RECAP: James Sidor captured Saturday night's World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier, presented by, at the Big M. He and second-place finisher Joe Barre will now move on the WHHC Final at the Meadowlands on April 18. TIME FOR MAYHEM: The NCAA Basketball Tournament is almost here, and you can get a front row seat to the action - while getting your action - in the Big M's FanDuel Sportsbook. The selection show is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 when all conference tournament play is concluded. Then, the 68-team tournament - known for its upsets and Cinderella stories - gets underway on Tuesday, March 17. WHAT'S GOING ON.... On March 13, card players who are 21 or older can play Texas Hold'em on "Free Poker Friday", hosted by World Free Poker. Every live racing night place a win bet on the fourth race, and if you win, get the "winning experience" and have your picture taken in the winner's circle. Those who qualify should proceed to the winner's circle immediately after the race. On Saturday (March 14), head to the Big M's Pink Restaurant for a fantastic St. Paddy's Day dinner. Enjoy Potato and Leek soup, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and a roasted prime rib carving station. The cost is only $39.95 and you can make reservations by calling 201-THE-BIGM. In addition, anytime a driver with green in his colors wins, two lucky patrons will receive $50 betting vouchers. Meadowlands Media Relations      

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Machnhope pulled off an upset in the harness racing feature on an otherwise formful evening of racing, and betting came oh-so-close to the magic $3 million mark on an eventful Friday night at the Meadowlands. The Noel Daley-trained Machnhope, a 5-year-old daughter of Mach Three-Hope For Life, scored in the $25,000 fillies and mares high-end conditioned pace after racing along the rail in the three-hole before Pat Berry swerved her to the outside at the head of the stretch. The pair then exploded home in :27.2 to record a half-length win over Odds On St Lucie in a lifetime-best 1:51.3. The race set up for a closer after early leader Lily Hammer, in search of her fifth victory in six starts, was pressed by Odds On St Lucie, who was nothing short of gigantic going parked the mile, racing without cover from start to finish. 'Lucie' nudged past the leader with a sixteenth of a mile to go and was clear nearing the finish, only to get gunned down. Write Me A Song, the 6-5 favorite who was making her 2020 debut, went second over and finished third.   Machnhope returned $29.60 to win as the fifth choice in the eight-horse field for owner Gary J. Lance and now has 20 wins from 70 lifetime starts and earnings of $243,867. BETTING BIG: All-source handle reached $2,970,735, the third best night of business in 2020 at the Big M. The only two bigger totals occurred on Jan. 3 ($3,069,967) and Feb. 1 ($3,026,740). Betting has now exceeded $2.5 million nine of the last 10 race cards. PICK-6 CARRYOVER: With three of the winners going off at odds of 25-1, 17-1 and 13-1, there were no tickets with all six winners in the 20-cent Pick-Six, creating a carryover of $11,270 heading into Saturday's card. Those with five winners cashed in for $939.30. As part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering initiative, there will be a $40,000 guarantee on Saturday's pool. There was a Pick-6 carryover of $14,376 heading into the card of Feb. 21, which led to $76,682 in "new money" being poured into the pot for a total of $91,058. Saturday's 20-cent Pick-6 begins with the fourth race in the program. A LITTLE MORE: Yannick Gingras kept his February roll moving, driving two winners on the card, giving him 21 victories for the month. ... Berry and Andy Miller also had two winners apiece. ... Chalk players ruled again, as for a second straight program, eight winning favorites hit victory lane. ... Racing resumes Saturday at 6:55 p.m. By Dave Little, for the Meadowlands  

Freehold, NJ --- Freehold Raceway drew a field of eight for their weekly harness racing renewal of the Preferred Handicap pace this Saturday (February 23).   An Australian invader, Major Pocket A, was assigned the outside post position for trainer Chris Scicluna and driver Dan Dube. He qualified for the first time stateside on February 8, finishing second by a neck to the excellent pacing mare Imprincessgemma A in 1:55.4. Last year in Australia, he finished in the top two fifteen times in 22 starts, while earning almost $62,000.   Ozone Blue Chip will seek a breakthrough in the Preferred after numerous tries at the level, leaving from post position seven for Pat Berry and Ron Coyne. Last week, he finished second at 30/1 behind Lyons Steel. He hasn't won yet this year, but has finished second three times, while earning over $9,500.   The rest of the field consists of, from the inside out: Texican, Newbie, Rancousy, Bronskimackenzie, Art Scene, and Winning Linc. The race is scheduled as the eighth on the twelve-race program, with a listed post time of 3:10 PM EST.   The first race on the Saturday card at Freehold will be at 12:30 PM EST.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold, NJ ---- Freehold Raceway will host their fourth Preferred Handicap trot of the calendar year this Friday (January 31), and the winners of the prior three editions are coming back for another shot at glory.   Inukchuk Chuck won the Preferred on January 3, for his second win in a row at the class. Since then, he's tried his luck three times in a row at Yonkers Raceway, without much success. Trainer Nick Surick is persumably hoping the tides turn with a return to Freehold. Andy Miller is named to drive from post position four.   Magic MVP got the job done on January 17, rallying up the passing lane to win by a neck. Last week, he made a strong wide rally to finish third in the Preferred. He'll leave from post position six this week, with driver Pat Berry back in the sulky for trainer Miriam Kraemer.   Freehold-loving veteran Dot Dot Dot Dash won the Preferred last week, scoring by a neck in 1:57.2. She'll seek a repeat triumph this week from post position eight. Chase Vandervort will drive for trainer Leah Vandervort.   Two horses who qualified last week at Freehold also profile as contenders. Rock of Cashel edged Southwind Cruze by a neck in a qualifier on January 24, with both horses being timed in 2:02.1. The former will leave from post position five for trainer Mark Harder, making his first start since November 6. Last year, he won seven races and earned more than $86,000. The latter has hit the board in his last three starts at Yonkers Raceway, most recently losing by two lengths in a solid time of 1:55.3. Joe Bongiorno is in the bike from post position seven, for trainer Jenn Bongiorno.   Caviar Star, Abbie's Celticlass, and Mugshot Jess complete the field. The Preferred is scheduled as the seventh race on the card, with a listed post time of 2:30 PM EST.   The first of nine races at Freehold on Friday is scheduled for 12:30 PM EST.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold, NJ --- Magic MVP got a superstar-quality trip in the Preferred Handicap trot at Freehold Raceway on Friday (January 17), and used it to full advantage, rallying late for the harness racing victory.   Sent off as the 9/5 second choice, the 5-year-old gelding was dropped into the pocket early by driver Pat Berry. He rated off favored Zagster, as the leader set fractions of 28.3 for the quarter and 58.4 for the half. Zagster tried to get away from the field as they rounded the final turn, but Magic MVP stayed close and never left the pylons.   In the stretch, Zagster still held a 1 1/2-length lead, but Berry switched his drive to the passing lane and took his shot. Magic MVP rallied strongly toward the pylons, and got up for the victory by a neck. He trotted the mile in a sharp 1:58.0, in cold and windy conditions.     That was Magic MVP's 2020 debut, coming off a 2019 where he was 3-for-21, with earnings of more than $69,000. Most recently, he was fifth in a NW $15,000 last 5 trot at the Meadowlands. He's owned by Midnight Stables LLC and trained by Miriam Kraemer.   Zagster held on to second, while 39/1 Caviar Star won a photo for third over Dot Dot Dot Dash. Drazzmatazz, Abbie's Celticlass, Andy Ray, and Levitation completed the order of finish.   Live racing continues at Freehold on Saturday, starting at 12:30 PM EST.   From Freehold Raceway    

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Driver Pat Berry let the race come to him, and his patience and decision-making led to San Domino A winning the Saturday night harness raing feature at the Meadowlands, the Preferred for pacers. Berry, who won his 4,000th career race at the Big M last week, had San Domino A racing in sixth to the quarter as the speedy Wheels On Fire was cutting out tepid fractions of :28.1 and :56.4. But Wheels On Fire - the 5-1 second choice - was not at his best, bearing away from the rail at the half while causing a bit of a traffic jam on the way to a fourth-place finish. Things did not go swimmingly for 4-5 favorite Franco Totem N, either. He never saw the rail, racing first-over to the stretch before weakening and finishing seventh in the field of nine. San Domino A, who scored at the Big M on Nov. 30 before a Yonkers win Dec. 14, was in a live flow racing third-over, and when second-over Endeavor went around a tiring Franco Totem N, San Domino A moved with that one, racing second-over in a three-wide flow around the far turn. The Andrew Harris trainee then powered by Endeavor in mid-stretch on the way to a three-quarter-length win in 1:51.3 to record a third straight score. Endeavor held second, with Lyons Steel rallying for third. A 6-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere-Reggae Miss, San Domino A paid $16.80 as the fourth choice in the wagering. He's won eight-of-22 starts this year, and lifetime, has 20 wins from 64 attempts and earnings of $209,588 for owners Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing. A LITTLE MORE: For the second consecutive Saturday, there was only one winning ticket sold in the 50-cent Pick-5. The combination of 6-10-2-5-2 returned $29,478. ... Favorites took it on the chin, winning only twice on the card. ... Leading driver Dexter Dunn had four winners on the card, upping his Fall Meet total to 47. ... Yannick Gingras guided 10 to victory lane over the course of the three-day race week and now has 42 wins. ... All-source handle totaled $2,416,400 on the 14-race card. ... Racing resumes Thursday at 7:15 p.m. ... The Big M will be closed for simulcasting on Dec. 22, 24, 25 and 29. ... The FanDuel Sportsbook will be open on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and closed on Dec. 25. By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Harness racing driver Pat Berry reached a milestone victory plateau and one of the Meadowlands' more popular wagers resulted in a giant payoff in action at the mile oval Saturday night. Berry, 43, who has $39 million in career earnings, won the 4,000th race of his career in the third race behind 26-1 shot Revelry. The best year of the former Chicagoland horseman's career came in 2007, when he won 508 races, good for earnings of $4.7 million. Revelry and another longshot, 36-1 chance Mindtrip, won legs three and four, respectively, of the 50-cent Pick-5, which resulted in a one-ticket winner cashing in for $33,873. The winning combination was 5-7-7-7-1. Revelry By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

Freehold, NJ --- A field of seven will line up for the Preferred Handicap Pace this Saturday (December 14) at Freehold Raceway, featuring an almost entirely different cast of harness racing characters from last week's Preferred.   The outside two horses, both shipping in from Yonkers Raceway, figure to be the favorites. Gokudo Hanover, from the Scott DiDomenico barn, lost the preferred at Yonkers by a neck on November 16. Last out, he was sixth in a NW $30,000 race at the New York oval. On the year, he's won three races, and earned almost $107,000. Pat Berry will drive from post position six.   Sunfire Blue Chip, trained by Gary Candell, was assigned the outside post position. He won a NW $30,000 event by a nose two races back, and finished fifth in the open last week. Austin Siegelman will be in the bike, for the 9-year-old horse's first trip over the Freehold half-miler.   Hot Deuce has been in sharp form lately, having won three of his last six races. He's no stranger to Freehold, with two victories at the fall meet. Joe Bongiorno will drive for his sister Jenn.   Tisadream, shipping from Plainridge, Spirit of Truth, a two-time recent winner at Freehold, Shellie de Vie, most recently seventh in the fillies & mares open at Yonkers, and Bullet Bob, fifth in last week's Preferred at Freehold, complete the septet.   The Preferred is scheduled as the eighth race on Friday at Freehold, at approximately 2:50 PM EST.   The first of eleven at Freehold on Saturday is listed for 12:30 PM EST.   From Freehold Raceway  

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (Dec. 5) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Jeff Zidek, Pat Berry, and Steve Oldford Driver Pat Berry, who is rapidly approaching 4,000 career driving wins, will talk about his career in the business. The new Meadows Track Announcer Jeff Zidek will join the duo to discuss his new post as the successor to legendary voice Roger Huston. Amateur Driver Steve Oldford will chime in on the upcoming World Amateur Driving Cup, which will take place at Pompano Park February 23rd and 24th. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.via their website or on the archive at From the Mike and Mike Show  

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