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The nine race Saturday card (October 23) at The Red Mile could be described as a who's who in the sport of harness racing, as sixteen trotting and pacing millionaires will take to the track to compete in the all stakes program.

The United States Trotting Association's TV program - 'Eye On Harness Racing' again wraps up the highlights of the last harness racing week. Join Host John Pawlak for the USTA's new interactive harness racing show. This week he overviews the Tattersalls and the Allerage Pace from the Red Mile. There are also some interesting comments from Well Said's trainer Steve Elliott.

A pair of divisions in the $585,000 Tattersalls Pace for harness racing 3-year-olds were in the spotlight as the curtain came down on the 2009 Grand Circuit meet on Saturday (Oct. 10) at The Red Mile.

Little Brown Jug winner Well Said leads the pack of elite harness racing 3-year-old pacers competing in two divisions of the Tattersalls Stake at The Red Mile on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 10). This will be Well Said's first start back since his come-from-behind victory on September 24 in the Little Brown Jug.

Although racing fans once again were unable to see the two standouts in the sophomore pacing class of 2008 do head-to-head battle over the historic clay oval, both once again put on dynamic performances in each of their $293,000 Tattersalls divisions.

It took three heats, but Deweycheatumnhowe was a winner in the $684,000 Kentucky Futurity on Saturday at The Red Mile. Owned by Ray Schnittker, Ted Gewertz, Charles Iannazzo, and the Deweycheatumnhowe Stable, Dewey and co-owner/trainer/driver Schnittker edged past Celebrity Secret (John Campbell) in the final strides of the $136,800 race-off to win in 1:59.3. .

The second $293,000 Tattersalls Pace division went to Sawgrass Farms' Art Official in a time of 1:48.3. Ron Pierce piloted the Art Major-Naughty Shady Lady colt to his 13th season's victory and in the process saw his 2008 bankroll climb to $1,502,395.

Schooner Stables' Somebeachsomewhere did not break the world race record of 1:46.4 he equaled a week ago in a Bluegrass split, but he was still an impressive 1:47.4 victor in the $293,000 first division of the Tattersalls Pace on Saturday at The Red Mile.

Trainer Don Swick has a hard time complaining about not winning last week's Little Brown Jug with Lonestar Legend, who won his first heat in a stakes-record 1:49.3, which was just a fifth off the world record set by Somebeachsomewhere in the Confederation Cup last month, and finished second to Shadow Play in the final.

Badlands Nitro, who set the fractions to the three-quarter-mile marker for the first heat division of the Little Brown Jug won by Shadow Play, will not join many of the sport's top 3-year-olds for the Bluegrass and Tattersalls stakes at the Red Mile. The $1.4-million winner, who was a $16,000 yearling purchase, was scratched from the second heat of the Jug last Thursday.

Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play could travel to Lexington's Red Mile for the October 4 Tattersalls Pace after getting some time off to recover from a foot abscess. The injury surfaced during Shadow Play's two-heat victory in the September 18 Jug; the first in 1:50 and the second in 1:50.1, setting the world record for combined time.

Theguardian.pe.ca is reporting that Shadow Play, last weeks World Record holder and Litle Brown Jug winner is to be supplemented to the Tattersall Pace in Lexington, which carries a $700,000 purse. Another clash with Somebeachsomewhere is on the cards!

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