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WASHINGTON, PA, June 2, 2018 -- In a rare battle of millionaires, Dapper Dude got the jump on Dancin Yankee and held him at bay late to capture Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude was drafting in the pocket behind his stablemate, Anythingforlove A, when Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent him after the lead past the three-quarters. The 9-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest blew by in a heartbeat, with Dancin Yankee in tow. Dapper Dude downed Dancin Yankee by a head in 1:50 while 56-1 long shot Rock The Nite rallied for show. Bill Bercury trains Dapper Dude, who now boasts a career bankroll of $1,242,500, for Renee Bercury. With his place check, Dancin Yankee soared over $1.7 million in lifetime earnings. The Bercurys were at it again in Saturday's co-feature, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. There, Barn Girl -- trained by Bill, owned by Renee -- won a heated three-way scrum for the early lead and prevailed in 1:53, a tick off her career best. The 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie now has won $673,668, and she improved her career winning percentage to a nifty 50 -- 49 victories in 98 starts. Dave Palone piloted three winners, including a pair for trainer Mike Palone, on the 12-race card GEORGE BONOMO WINS BILLINGS LEG  WASHINGTON, PA, June 2, 2018 -- 'Chicago' George Bonomo squeezed off the cones with Time Outa Jail down the backside, gobbled up the tiring leader and captured Saturday's $10,000 leg of the C.K.G. Billings amateur trot at The Meadows in a 10-1/4-length romp. Once Bonomo and Time Outa Jail found racing room, they surged past Mike "The Mortgage Man" Mitchell and Ki Ki Canolli and scored in 1:58. Bob "The Lumberman" Troyer was second with JLS Too Hot Taj while Michelle "The Belle" Ruvola and Better Call Saul rallied from a backside break to earn show. When Ruvola finished third, she assured that family bragging rights would remain with Bonomo, her father -- at least until the next Billings event. Christ Hershberger trains Time Outa Jail, a 7-year-old Jailhouse Jesse-Two Timer gelding who extended his career bankroll to $252,533, for 'Chicago' George and Rose Bonomo. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, May 22, 2018 -- Graceful Vision was dismissed at 15-1, as was Rosemary Rose at 12-1, so few expected one of them to win Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Yet they both did, dead-heating for win with matching furious rallies. Graceful Vision and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. got the jump, moving behind the live cover of Medusa, while Rosemary Rose and Mike Wilder followed that pair third on the rim. The winners were a nose better than Lakeisha Hall, who was fashioning her own rally in the Lightning Lane, scoring in 1:51 on a "good" surface. The time is a career best for Rosemary Rose. Doug Snyder trains Graceful Vision, a 5-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Vision Of Grace who was using Lasix for the first time, for Frank Poerio, Jr. She extended her lifetime bankroll to $245,580. Ron Burke conditions Rosemary Rose, a 4-year-old daughter of Foreclosure N-Pantathlon, who now boasts $295,142 in career earnings for Burke Racing Stable, Jason Melillo and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Aaron Merriman collected three wins on the 13-race card. By Evan Pattak, for the Meadows  

WASHINGTON, PA, April 5, 2018 -- Ordinarily, when drivers first locate at a harness racing track, they may experience some lean months as they build relationships and eke out assignments. With Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and The Meadows, however, it was pretty much love at first sight. Wrenn, 31, has been driving at The Meadows relatively briefly, splitting time with tracks in Ohio where he lives. But he's become so successful at The Meadows -- and popular with trainers -- that he had a drive in all 12 races last Saturday. For this Saturday's card, he actually was named on 16 horses over 12 races. He'll drive in each of the first eight races before heading to Ohio. Saturday's program gets underway at 1:05 PM and features a pair of rich pool guarantees -- $7,500 for the Pick 4 (races 4-7), $5,000 for the Pick 5 (races 8-12). Several factors may be at play in Wrenn's instant success at The Meadows. First, his deep roots in the sport make him a familiar name. His late father and his uncle, Peter Wrenn, both are Michigan Hall of Famers while their brother Gary was a blacksmith in the business. Yet harness racing wasn't his first occupational choice. "I didn't think about driving as a career," he says, "but when I started working for Uncle Peter, I found harness racing is in my blood." In addition, Wrenn was prominent even before arriving at The Meadows, with a pair of North American dash driving titles (2013 and 2014) to his credit. This year, his 182 wins (as of mid-week) rank him second in North America behind Aaron Merriman, and his .376 UDR is third after Louis-Philippe Roy and Merriman. At The Meadows, he ranks fourth in wins, fifth in UDR, and he's become the regular pilot for such outstanding horses as Ron Burke's Camera Lady, who's won seven of nine starts this year. "I like the driving style at The Meadows, and I like the guys," he says. "Driving there is a way to better myself. I really appreciate the opportunities I've been getting from trainers like Randy Bendis, John Sullivan, Scott Betts and Ron Burke." Wrenn's hectic schedule is similar to that of Merriman, although he doesn't consider himself in Merriman's league as far as travel goes. "It's difficult to do what he does, and he's been doing it a long time," Wrenn says. "He's all in. I like to take some vacations and enjoy myself." Wrenn and his wife, Briana, are expecting their first child in October, a blessed event that may reinforce his commitment to multitracking. "The baby has to eat, so I still have to keep making money. And this is only the first baby." As for Saturday's card, Wrenn suggests a pair of his mounts that may fare the best: "Thoughtyoudlikeit (race 1, post 7) is down in class again. I don't think the outside post will affect him. He likes to go fast and do his work. I think he has a good shot. Pembroke Bada Bing (race 5, post 1) raced well last week. He has a good shot." On Saturday, Mychoice members can compete in the Road to the Triple Crown Thoroughbred Handicapping Contest. More information is available at the retail counter in the track's Racebook. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 20, 2018 — Camera Lady avenged her only defeat this year when she made up 8-1/2 lengths over the back half and nipped Albany Girl — who upset her last week — in Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Away sixth, Camera Lady followed the live cover of her stablemate, Rosemary Rose, before fanning three wide into the final turn. Under the urging of Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., she caught Albany Girl in the shadow of the wire and downed her by a head in a career-best 1:53 in the slop. Graceful Vision closed well for show. Ron Burke trains Camera Lady, who won for the sixth time in seven 2018 outings and extended her career bankroll to $168,603, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Mike Wilder collected three wins on the 10-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, when the card features a two-day carryover of $4,952.13 in the Pick 5, races 7-11. First post is 1:05 PM.   Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, March 7, 2018 — Camera Lady found yet another way to win, shooting the Lightning Lane to capture her fifth straight victory in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Camera Lady had won on the front and with furious rallies during her streak, but on Wednesday, she stalked Medusa from the pocket and blew by late to score for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. in 1:53.4 over a “good” surface. The first-over Graceful Vision was second, 3/4 lengths back, while Fox Valley Charm also used the Lightning Lane for show. Ron Burke trains Camera Lady, a 4-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go who lifted her career bankroll to $153,603, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Wrenn collected a sweep of Wednesday’s co-features when he guided Maewegonow to victory in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot. Richard Perfido conditions the 4-year-old daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Mauresmo, who now boasts lifetime earnings of $241,844, for Thomas Mattingly. Tony Hall piloted four winners on the 10-race card while trainer Randy Bendis enjoyed a triple. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the program features a pair of carryovers — a $5,022.63 carryover in the Pick 5 (races 6-10) and a $2,881.31 carryover in the day’s first superfecta.   Evan Pattak  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 8, 2018 -- Camera Lady remained undefeated in four starts this year when she sustained a rally that carried her from worst to first in Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Camera Lady followed the live cover of Graceful Vision before moving three wide into the final turn for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. The 4-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go just got up to down early leader Medusa by a nose in 1:53.4, with Fox Valley Charm another nose back in the Lightning Lane. Ron Burke trains Camera Lady, who extended her career bankroll to $144,603, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. Camera Lady winning Wednesday’s feature - Chris Gooden Photo Jim Pantaleano and trainer Christen Pantaleano teamed for a pair of victories on the 10-race card while Wrenn and trainers Dirk Simpson and Burke also enjoyed doubles. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, first post 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Home of Pennsylvania's largest jackpot ever paid, The Meadows is an all-inclusive entertainment destination and significant economic generator for the region. With its nearly 1,300 employees, The Meadows provides approximately $125 million in taxes annually and more than $14 million per year to the Local Share Account designated for new economic, community and industrial development projects. The Meadows features 82 table games and more than 3,100 slot machines, premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor and the racetrack, a racing grandstand with VIP suites, a simulcast area, an 11,000 square foot event center, a 7,500 square foot banquet room and an all-ages bowling center. The Meadows also offers a high limit slots area and a high limit table games room featuring exceptional service in a relaxing, upscale setting. For more information, please see: www.meadowsgaming.com.   Evan Pattak  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Racing off an 18-week layoff, Thoughtyoudlikeit got the cover trip he needed, shooting the Lightning Lane to capture Friday's harness racing $17,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. Thoughtyoudlikeit, who last performed on Oct. 9, stalked the leader, Lincolnjames, through mid-stretch, where he inched away and downed that rival by 3/4 lengths in 1:53.3 over a "good" surface. The first-over The Dark Shadow finished third. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. drove for trainer Randy Bendis; that duo teamed for three wins on the 10-race card, and Wrenn picked up two more victories late to lift his total to five. Tom Pollack and Bendis own Thoughtyoudlikeit, a 6-year-old Ponder-Give The Gift gelding. Live racing at The Meadows continues Saturday, first post 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

Harness racing driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. made his 4,000th trip to the winner's circle after winning with Sultan Of Cash in Northfield Park's 5th race on Monday (August 7th) in the 3rd leg, 3rd division $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Freshman Colt Trotters. Wrenn led at every call with Sultan Of Cash, eventually besting his competition by 1-1/4 lengths. The 1:59.4 clocking was the 6th career score in as many starts for the undefeated 2-year-old trotter, who returned $2.80 to win. The 30-year-old Wrenn began driving in 2008. His 4,000 wins have helped him garner almost $22 million in purse earnings. He won the 2013 and 2014 national dash driving titles; the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Northfield Park driving titles; and the 2013 driving title at Northville Downs. Wrenn is a 2005 graduate of Hartland High School in Hartland, Michigan. He played center field for and graduated from Mott Community College in Flint. Although Wrenn comes from a racing family, he did not take an interest and become involved with horses at an early age. "I was 19 or 20 when I jogged my first horse. I was always really busy with sports and stuff," said Wrenn. "I didn't really have time for it." However, after weighing his options and slowly becoming more interested with the family business, Ronnie decided on a career in racing. "I was just sitting at the table working on homework on my computer one night and looked up and told my dad I wanted to be a driver. He looked at me like I was crazy. But I was old enough that he really didn't have a lot of say, and so far it has all worked out pretty well." Wrenn earned his first win behind Artful Power in a $1,400 Billings race at a Michigan fair. "It was hard breaking in at first. I guess I got lucky to be put on some good horses and things just took off," offered Wrenn. "My parents and grandparents really helped me a lot as well as countless other people." Wrenn's richest win ever came in the last year's $250,000 sophomore pacing Ohio Sires Stakes Championship at Northfield Park with Whataboy. His fastest victory was in 1:49.2 with Doo Wip Hanover in the 2015 Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs. Wrenn rates some of the best horses he has ever driven as Arch Madness, Betterluvnexttime, Doo Wop Hanover, Luck Be Withyou, Night Pro and Victory Is Coming. "There are many owners and trainers that have given me opportunities and I will be forever grateful to them," offered Wrenn. "To win races, a driver has to drive fast horses for talented trainers with good owners." Wrenn was married in June of this year and resides in Stow, Ohio with his wife Briana. Ayers Ratliff

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 30, 2017 - Satin Dancer and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. turned in a dominant gate to wire performance to capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, May 30. The Byron Hooley trained filly stopped the timer in 1:55.1 to score her second consecutive victory and establish a new lifetime best in the process. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite, Satin Dancer utilized her customary strategy and left aggressively to get the lead through the opening panel in :27.3. Ajessia and Doug Rideout also left alertly to find a spot along the rail in third while Intothelight and Trace Tetrick protected their rail position next in line fourth. Wheels A Turning and Joe Putnam were unable to find a spot along the rail and pressed on to engage the leader through the half in :57.4. Satin Dancer was able to put away Wheels A Turning at the three-quarter clocking in 1:26.3 but the rest of the field was also closing in. Swan Defined and LeWayne Miller, the 6-5 second choice, looked primed to strike around the final turn but made a costly break as the field turned for home. Utilizing a :28.3 final quarter, Satin Dancer turned away all rivals and coasted to an easy three and a half length victory. Ajessia rallied well to finish second while Intothelight rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Satin Dancer returned $3.60 to her backers at the betting windows. "She definitely likes things her way," Hooley noted after the victory. "She's fine once she gets going but she can be a little difficult sometimes. Ronnie (Wrenn Jr.) does a great job with her, he gets along very nicely with her and we're thankful he came over to drive her. We're excited about the rest of the season." The daughter of Big Stick Lindy-Shaken Not Stirred recorded her third win from four seasonal outings. Satin Dancer has now won 12 of 20 lifetime outings while pushing her lifetime to bankroll to $321,058 for her owners at Summit Pacing Acres LLC. As a two-year-old, Satin Dancer was the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final winner and also equaled the national season's record for two-year-old filly trotters on a half mile track with a 1:57 score at The Delaware County Fair last fall. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Wednesday, May 31 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Wednesday's 14-race card will also be highlighted by a $20,000 Guaranteed trifecta in Race 10. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

LEBANON, OH. - McRaven, the hard luck harness racing colt that was sidelined after just two starts-both Ohio Sires Stakes victories-as a two-year-old, is back bigger and better than ever. The son of McArdle captured the championship of the 46th annual edition of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Buckeye bred sophomore pacers on Saturday (April 22) at Miami Valley Raceway, stopping the timer in 1:51.4 despite significant winds and chilly 48-degree temperatures. Following a third place finish in his initial 2017 outing, an elimination heat of the Hackett a week ago, trainer Brian Brown had McRaven primed for a big effort in his first major test of this season. Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. settled the winner third at the pylons well before the quarter-mile marker was reached and saved ground inside all the way to the head of the stretch before swinging three-wide for the stretch drive. Despite drifting a couple lanes in the lane, McRaven paced four lengths faster than any of his rivals in the final furlong to edge Barley Up (Peter Wrenn, Ronnie's uncle) by a half length in 1:51.4. Heracer (Josh Sutton) also finished strong to claim the show money. Pacesetter Major Nemesis (Tony Hall), who had established a local track record of 1:51.2 in his elimination, made an untimely break in midstretch after cutting fractions of :26.2, :55.1 and 1:23.2. The Findlay, Ohio partnership of Country Club Acres Inc. and L & H Management Services own McRaven. His next start is expected to be in the first leg of the 2017 Ohio Sires Stakes series on Tuesday, May 2. If all goes well, he has an invitation to the new $50,000 Scarlet and Gray Invitational for Ohio-sired 3-year-olds on Miami Valley's closing day program May 8. McRaven Kiss Of Terror (Kyle Ater) swept from far back early to triumph for the second straight week in the $20,000 Open Handicap on the same card. Due to his outside post, the 5-year-old Western Terror gelding was dispatched at 12-1 odds, but managed to beat Control Tower (Dan Noble) and Gerries Sport (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) for his ninth seasonal victory. Kirk Nichols and Seth Downing own Kiss Of Terror, who is trained by Dan Ater. Kiss Of Terror Gregg Keidel

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. again topped the local driving ranks in 2016, winning 612 races over the Flying Turns. His nearest competitor, Aaron Merriman, drove 533 winners. Kurt Sugg (305), Jason Merriman (291) and Ryan Stahl (275) completed the top five reinsmen. Wrenn, 30, resides in Stow, Ohio and now has five driving titles under his belt. He won the dash titles at Northfield Park in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He also won the Northville Downs title in 2013. Ronnie's 2016 total victory tally was 690, which ranked him second among all drivers in North America. Only Aaron Merriman (891) had more total wins in 2016 than Wrenn. Wrenn began driving in 2008 and has since won 3,658 races and purses in excess of $19 million. Wrenn's fasted win ever came in the 2015 edition of the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs aboard Doo Wop Hanover in 1:49.2. His richest was with Whataboy in last year's $250,000 Ohio Sires Stake Final for sophomore colt pacers at Northfield Park in 1:51.3. Northfield Park's 2016 leading trainer Brian Loney won 30 more races than any other local conditioner. He garnered 136 victories throughout last year. Michael Dowdall finished second with 106 wins. Sam Schillaci (105), Jessica Millner (85) and Sue Stockwell (69) rounded out the top five Northfield Park trainers for 2016. Brian, originally from Hager Hill, Kentucky, now lives in Northfield, Ohio. He and wife Harla Renae have three children: 16 year-old son Gannun, 12 year-old son Payton and seven year-old daughter Polly. Loney, 38, scored his first training win with the gelding pacer Stealth Fighter at Fairmount Park in 1996. To date, he has 1,476 career victories and purse earnings over $4 million. The 2016 Northfield title is the fifth local dash victory for Brian. He has also won titles at Bluegrass Downs, Fairmount Park, The Red Mile and Thunder Ridge. Wrenn and Loney will each be presented with a plaque and dining gift certificate to the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in a winner's circle ceremony later in January. by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park

Like Old Times went to post on Saturday (November 7) at Northfield Park as both the 2015 Ohio horse of the year and the fastest harness racing four year-old trotting mare in the history of the Flying Turns. When she crossed the finish, she proved herself even faster when she lowered her own track record in the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot to 1:54.4. Her former record was 1:55 trotted earlier this year. Keith Ross of Bellefontaine, Ohio owns Like Old Times. Don McKirgan is her conditioner and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. was in the sulky for the winning drive. Like Old Times (Chip Chip Hooray-Royal Two-Royal Troubador) started from post five. She fired off the gate and led her competition through fractions of :27.4, :57.2, 1:26.1 and 1:54.4, besting her competition by 1¾-lengths. Like Old Times now has eight wins in 24 starts this year. Monday's victory represents her 22nd career score and bolstered her bankroll to $492,430. She returned $9.40 to win. Ayers Ratlif

Delaware, Ohio - Satin Dancer won the first division of the $55,494 (div.) Standardbred for two-year-old filly trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. When the gate's wings folded, driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent Satin Dancer immediately to the lead and was never really threatened as the coasted to a 6¼ length victory over Tabby Talks Alot (Chris Page) and What Da Matter U (Brett Miller) in 1:57 to equal the national season's record. Byron Hooley trains the Big Stick Lindy lass for Summit Pacing Acres. The winning filly has been first or second in 10 of 12 seasonal starts. The second $27,747 division was a two horse affair after the first eighth of a mile, when breaks in stride took out the remaining five contenders. Dangle Then Deke (Brett Miller) and French Press (Yannick Gingras) raced 1-2 through the entire mile as Dangle Then Deke won in 1:57 2/5. Caviart Wonder (Mike Wilder) out trotted the breakers for third. The win was Brett Miller's 100th win at the Delaware County Fair and moved him to fourth place all time behind David Miller, John Campbell and Sam Noble III. The Cantab Hall filly is owned by James Bafia and is trained by Dirk Simpson. World Record Set In OBC Hope Ima Victory (Dan Noble) won the first division of the $112,641 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship in 1:56 1/5 to establish a new world mark for two-year-old gelding trotters. Always A Good Time (Chris Page) took the early lead as the field of six passed the quarter mile station in :29 1/5. Favorite Rose Run Spanky (Josh Sutton) came first up and cleared the leader before the half in :58 4/5. The eventual winner started his challenge at the half and stuck a head in front at the ¾ mile pole in 1:27. Hope Ima Victory cruised home 1¾ lengths ahead of a closing Goldfinger (Brett Miller). Rose Run Spanky held on for third. The new world champion is owned by Stephen Sexton and trained by Noble. Trainer Chris Beaver swept the first two spots in the third and final $37,547 division. Aaron Merriman piloted Buckeye Boss to a 1¼ length win over stablemate Fraser Ridge (David Miller) in a national seasons record 1:56 2/5. The Triumphant Caviar colt has won seven of eight career starts for Beaver, Marion Beachy and Synerco Ventures. The second division was won by Stormy Kromer (Peter Wrenn) in 1:58 4/5. Jailhouse Sam (Hugh Beatty) was second and Dekeyser (Aaron Merriman) rounded out the trifecta. Melanie Wrenn trains the son of Dejarmbro for Gene Oldford Farms, Wrenn Racing and Kales Co. Ohio Fair Racing Conference Events Held Three divisions of the $12,100 (div.) two-year-old colt trot went to Tady's Count (Kurt Sugg), Just Plain Dj (David Miller) and Back The Bank (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.). The trio of sophomore filly pace events were won by Becks Wood Place (Chris Page), Tiger's Sue (Kayne Kauffman) and Feelin Lilly (Chris Page). Post time the Wednesday card is now 12:00 noon. by Jay Wolf, for the Delaware County Fair

Harness racing driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had a stellar night on Monday (July 18) at Northfield Park by posting eight wins on the 15-race program. Wrenn's triumphs were with Absolutely Certain ($3.20) in race one, Rusty's No Fool ($3.20) in race three, Cooter Dunn ($4.60) in race four, Thisoneandonemore ($3.20) in race eight, Like Old Times ($4.00) in race 10, Bettor's Choice ($2.60) in race 11, Hawaii And Sun ($3.00) in race 14 and Galex ($2.60) in race 15. Wrenn has been driving since 2008 and has since posted 3,349 career wins and has over $16 million in purse earnings. Ayers Ratlif  

Haste trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the 12th race at Northfield Park on Tuesday (June 21). The 14 year-old harness racing veteran, with 372 career starts, also has 56 seconds and 52 third place finishes. Haste (Inquirer-Over Proximity-Overcomer) has career earnings of $635,360 with a lifetime mark of 1:57.3 at Yonkers Raceway at age five. The trotter's richest win was in the $31,600 Ohio State Fair Stakes at Scioto Downs in 2005. Haste is a well-traveled campaigner -- his 50 wins have been spread across 20 different racing surfaces. Haste started from post three. He received a garden trip through fractions of :28, :58 and 1:27.3. He popped the pocket in the final quarter bested his competition by three-quarters of a length in 1:58.1. He returned $7.40 to win. Sue Stockwell trains Hate for owner Garry Martin of Aurora, Ohio. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. was aboard for the winning drive. Ayers Ratliff

Like Old Times crossed the finish line faster than any other four year-old female trotter in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $13,500 Open Trot in 1:55 on Monday (June 20). The clocking formally broke the 1:55.2 harness racing record by Barn Girl (Joe Bongiorno) set earlier this year. Keith Ross owns Like Old Times. Don McKirgan is her conditioner and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. was in the sulky for the winning drive. Like Old Times (Chip Chip Hooray-Royal Two-Royal Troubador) started from post three. She led her competition through fractions of :27.4, :57.1, 1:26.2 and 1:55. Like Old Times now has two wins in eight starts this year. Monday's victory represents her 16th career score and bolstered her bankroll to $336,600. She returned $4.40 to win. Ayers Ratliff

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