Day At The Track
Abbeydorney and driver James MacDonald, harness racing

Quartet of Snowshoe divisions contested

TORONTO, January 19, 2018 - Winter Series harness racing action continued Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with four divisions of the Snowshoe Series for three and four-year-old pacers. A total of 32 pacers competed over four $17,000 divisions for the first leg of the three-week series. Abbeydorney and driver James MacDonald captured the first division at odds of 9/2. Trained by Scott Friend, Abbeydorney was hustled from an outside starting spot and would settle into the early two-hole behind My Teen Idol, who posted a :27.1 opener. Lyons William, the 4/5 favourite, made a second-quarter move from third to first and led the field through middle-half panels of :56.2 and 1:25.1. However, Lyons William would hit a wall at the head of the lane and My Teen Idol was able to pop the pocket and grab the lead. The lead would be short-lived for My Teen Idol, as MacDonald was able to squeeze through a tight spot and provide Abbeydorney with clear room to surge by and score a four-length victory. My Teen Idol crossed the finish line second, while Fitbid Luck crossed third and Lyons William fourth. The final results for the opening division would see several changes following a pair of reviews by the AGCO Judges. My Teen Idol was deemed to have broken equipment before the start and therefore was a full pari-mutuel refund. The connections of the three-year-old pacer still receive the purse money for finishing second. Meanwhile, race-favourite Lyons William went inside several pylons in the stretch and was disqualified from fourth to seventh. Race-winner Abbeydorney is now one for three in 2018 to follow up a three-year-old season that saw him win three of 22 starts. The four-year-old gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven has now banked $44,272 for owners Aaron Waxman and Alan Alber. Abbeydorney paid $10.50 to win. Abbeydorney The second division featured an intriguing matchup between Jack Darling trained three-year-old Burn Out Hanover, who was seeking a fourth straight win, and Dean Nixon trained four-year-old Artofficial Flavor, who holds a mark of 1:51.4 and a victory over tougher competition. Friday's division went to the three-year-old, as Burn Out Hanover went coast to coast at odds of 9/5. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Burn Out Hanover left from the outside and was able to secure the lead ahead of even-money favourite Artofficial Flavor and posted an opening-quarter of :27.2. The top-two choices would sit one-two throughout the middle-half, where Jamieson was able to get sensible fractions of :57.4 and 1:27.4. Burn Out Hanover began to create separation at three-quarters and never gave any rivals a chance en route to a length score in 1:56.2. Young Man Matt finished second, while Shagnwiththedragon was third. Artofficial Flavor got poor-gaited early in the stretch and made a break, which caused him to finish fourth. A gelded son of Well Said, Burn Out Hanover capped off his rookie season with a pair of victories and has now matched those victories with two more in 2018. The sophomore pacer is now seven for 16 in his career and has banked $63,810 for owner-trainer Darling. Burn Out Hanover paid $5.90 to win. Burn Out Hanover Tremendous Play and Mario Baillargeon were able to split rivals in the lane to take the third division at odds of 10-1. Leaving from post-seven, Tremendous Play was put in play and paced to the early lead, while forcing Gillys Boy, the post-eight starter, to work hard to clear for the lead after a :27 opening-quarter. The positions at the front went unchanged by the half in :55.3, before In Spades, the 2/5 favourite, began advancing first-up from fourth to draw up near Gillys Boy at three-quarters in 1:24.2. In the stretch, Baillargeon tipped off the back of Gillys Boy and was able to split through that rival and new leader In Spades to bust through and win by a length. In Spades settled for second, while Casimir Quasimodo was third and Gillys Boy fourth. A four-year-old Shadow Play gelding, Tremendous Play is now one for three to start the new season after going two for 22 in 2017. The Ben Baillargeon trainee has three wins and $84,295 in career earnings for owner Claude Gendreau Stb Inc. Tremendous Play paid $22.20 to win. Tremendous Play JK Pridenjoy wrapped up the Snowshoe first leg with a 1:55.3 victory as the 1/2 choice. Driven by Doug McNair, JK Pridenjoy got away third, while Hurrikane Kingkong led narrowly over a parked Montys Play at the opening-quarter in :28.2. Montys Play cleared to command, but handed it over in the second-quarter to a moving JK Pridenjoy. The public's top choice posted fractions of :57.3 and 1:27.2 before pacing home in :28.1 to win by half a length over Gerardo. Carolina Magic was third, while Hurrikane Kingkong was fourth. A four-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, JK Pridenjoy arrived at Woodbine on short-rest after racing Monday at Yonkers. The Nick Surick trainee, who raced in last month's Valedictory Series, is now two for three in 2018 to improve off a one for eight three-year-old season. Owned by Nick Surick Stable LLC and JL Benson Stables Inc, JK Pridenjoy has career numbers of four wins and $46,167 earned. He paid $3 to win Friday. JK Pridenjoy Three and four-year-old pacers, who were non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2017, were eligible for nomination to the Snowshoe Series. Round two of the Snowshoe will take place next Friday (January 26) with the final scheduled for Friday, February 2. Live racing continues Saturday night at Woodbine. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie        

Soho Tribeca, harness racing

American Ideal son claims $450,000 WA Cup

Owner Robert Watson claimed his biggest harness racing victory last night at Gloucester Park in the Group One $450,000 TabTouch WA Pacing Cup with his outstanding horse, Soho Tribeca. The son of American Ideal who won the Group 1 Golden Nugget last year has been a real force in all the big races this year including the Inter Dominion Final. Driver Kim Prentice and Soho Tribeca was caught wide early and eventually led and once there controlled the race over the extreme distance of 2936 metres and won very easily in a mile-rate of 1:56.9 for the distance. Trained by Bryan Cousins (as regular trainer Kim Prentice is on a Stay In Proceedings) Soho Tribeca has the grand record of 50 starts for 19 wins 16 seconds and 5 thirds for $882,613 in earnings. Soho Tribeca is the fourth foal and fourth winner from the outstanding mare Pixel Perfect by Art Major from the Fake Left mare Amarillen. Besides Soho Tribeca, Pixel Perfect is the dam of the Mach Three geldings Perfect Mach 14 wins ($125,338) and Birdy Mach 22 wins ($206,221), as well as the exceptional and fast young mare Carlas Pixel 12 wins 1:51.9 ($141,470). Pixel Perfect four foals are all racing at the moment and are all recent winners but none bigger than Soho Tribeca. Soho Tribeca

Bilibili, harness racing

€700,000 Prix de Cornulier Sunday

January 19, 2018 - Sunday marks the date of the 2018 Prix de Cornulier (Gr. I International monte, purse €700,000, 2700 meters) at Paris-Vincennes, with 18 qualified starters including Bilibili (€936,300 earned), Bellisima France (€1,015,330), Attentionally (€941,350) plus Traders, Canadian d’Am, Athena de Vandel, Udayama, Best of Jets and the Joel Hallais trained Cyprien des Bordes. This monte classic began in 1931 and has been raced each year since except 1940-41. The race time record was established in 2012 by Franck Leblanc trained Quif de Villeneuve (by Coktail Jet) ridden by jockey Yoann Lebourgeois clocked in 1.12kr. The last seven winners, all timed in 1.13.3kr or better, were Bellisima France, Scarlet Turgot, Roxane Grif (twice), Singalo, Quif de Villeneuve and Olga du Biwetz. Jockey Michel Marcel Gougeon has posted seven wins and trainer Joel Hallais has eight. The race three time winners are Jag de Bellouet, Kaiser Trot, Bellino II, Gardon and Souarus. Its’ quite an event, unrivaled world wide. Be there for the next step in monte history. Dorus Well Wins Prix de Beaucourt at Vincennes Today’s featured Pick 5 Prix de Beaucourt at Paris-Vincennes (purse €46,000, 2700 meters, 17 starters) went to 1.13.7kr timed and 50/1 odds Dorus Well (5g Gogo-Parama) reined by Bjorn Goop for breeder/owner/trainer Antonius Wilderbeek. 3.6/1 Dudu du Noyer (5g Real de Lou-Samarcande) and driver Franck Nivard for trainer Sylvain Roger took the second spot. Lightly raced three year old fillies also battled at Vincennes in the Prix d’Ableiges (purse €35,000, 2700 meters, 12 starters). 5.8/1 Freegate Island (3f Timoko-Agneska) prevailed in 1.18.9kr for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop and owner P&D Bronsman AB. 6.3/1 Folie de Houelle (3f Voltigeur de Myrtg) was next for Franck Nivard and trainer Franck Leblanc. 26/1 Fenomena Desbois (3f Nice Love) took third for Yann Lorin. At Wolvega this day was the Grand Prix Willem H. Geersen (purse €9900, 2100, nine starters) and the 1.15.5kr winner was 2/5 favorite Titanium Gar (6g Daguet Rapide-Lady Killer Gar) driven by trainer Hugo Langeweg Jr. for Stal Arend. 7.7/1 Freeway Fortuna (6f Conway Hall-Saratoga Yankee-Yankee Glide) was second for driver Joseph Verbeeck and owner/trainer Accen Schoonderwoerd. 35/1 Ennyus Boko (7g Virgill Boko-Vanencia Boko) was third for owner/trainer/driver Mme. Caroline Aalbers. Tomorrow the action turns to Vincennes that hosts the Q+ Gr. III Prix de Brest for €120,000 the Gr. II Prix de Pardieu also for €120,000 and several other upper class races, the Prix City Paris Gare and the monte Prix City de Cannes, Thomas H. HIcks  

Dan Daley, Warren Harp, Odell Thompson

Daley, Harp & Thompson to Hall of Fame

Pompano Beach, FL - The Florida Chapter of the States Harness Writers Associations' president, Steven Wolf, has announced the Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 and the annual award winners for the 2017 harness racing season. They will be honored at the association's 27th annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Royal Fiesta Catering Ballroom in Deerfield Beach. Elected to the chapter's Hall of Fame, which recognizes special individuals who have been outstanding leaders within the industry for more than ten years who have contributed to the betterment of the Standardbred Industry, are owner, trainer and driver, Dan Daley of Vero Beach, trainer/driver Warren Harp of Bell, and renowned second trainer, Odell Thompson, of Lauderdale Lakes. Elected to the Communicators Corner of the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame is renowned author, owner and publicist Victoria Howard, of Boca Raton. The William Popfinger Award for developing outstanding juvenile pacers goes for the second time to trainer Kim Sears of Osteen. The Stanley Dancer Award, which recognizes achievements of a trainer who has been continuously outstanding in the development of young trotters, goes for the first time to trainer-driver Jason MacDougall of Astor. Winner of the Delvin G. Miller Award, which recognizes someone or an organization whose life in harness racing reflects dedication and integrity furthering the growth of the sport goes to Elizabeth Hennessey Schaut of Pompano Beach. The Frances Dodge Van Lennep Award, which recognizes an outstanding female who has made great contributions to the sport goes to Kathy Breedlove of Pompano Beach. The winner of the Allen J. Finkelson Award recognizes an individual in the sport who has contributed to the positive promotion of the Standardbred industry and being honored this year is amateur driving champion Dein Spriggs of Jupiter. The Peter Haughton Award, which goes to an upcoming young driver at the Pompano Park meet goes to James "JD" Yoder of Bell. The winner of the Dana Irving Award for breeding excellent juvenile performers in 2017 goes for the first time to Marianne and Maggie Audley of Gold Star Farm in Bell. The Dan Gawlas Good Guy Award, presented annually to an outstanding individual who has always contributed positively to the sport, goes to FSBOA President and amateur driver Joe Pennacchio of Delray Beach. The Florida USHWA Chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to longtime trainer/driver Tom Merriman of Delray Beach and caretaker, racetrack maintenance man, Emmitt Davis of Pompano Beach. The annual Caretaker of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding individual who, over his or her career, has dedicated untiring time and efforts caring for the horses in the stable(s) they worked for. This year's winner is Joanie Uszak from the Mike Murphy Stable, who has been grooming horses for nearly 60 years. Tickets are $80 per person for the full course dinner that begins at 6:30 pm with a one-hour open bar with appetizers. Tables of ten are available. There is free parking at Royal Fiesta Catering, located in the Cove off Hillsboro Blvd at 1680 SE 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. For more information, to purchase tickets, or place a congratulatory ad in the program book, please contact Steven Wolf at 954-654-3757 or email stevenwolf1956@gmail.com. From the Florida Chapter USHWA

Alabar is thrilled to announce that they’ve completed an agreement with Blue Chip Farms and the Art Major Syndicate that will allow Art Major to permanently stay in Australia. He will no longer shuttle back to North America. Alabar believe this is in the best interests of Art Major and will hopefully, not only prolong his career at stud, but will also give him the best chance of a well-deserved, long and enjoyable retirement. Art Major is now nineteen years old and, while be is hale and hearty, the decision to alleviate him of the need to shuttle for back-to-back stud seasons is a pre-emptive one made with his welfare at heart. As many will know, Art Major did have a health issue this season - but this was not age-related and is now completely resolved. Art Major staying in Australia will also allow a window of time to freeze semen from him. Starting his Southern Hemisphere career with Pepper Tree Farm in 2005 before shifting to Alabar in 2008, Art Major has enhanced the breed and the lives of so many people. Breeders, yearling sales preparers, vendors and purchasers, owners, trainers, drivers and racegoers have all benefited from one of the most commercial and successful sires of all-time. The sire of the winners of over $170 million to date, Art Major continues to raise the bar. His current star, Vincent may well be the greatest downunder horse he’s sired in his illustrious career so far. With Art Major now staying in Australia, we look forward to many more great moments with a horse that means so much to us and to so many of our clients and friends. Harnesslink Media  

The news is good for fans of harness racing champion pacer Lazarus - not so good for his rivals. The Inter Dominion champion has thrilled trainer Mark Purdon with how he has recovered from the hoof problems that threatened to ruin his $1.5 million summer and says he is confident the Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup is back on the agenda. Lazarus threw feature race markets into chaos when Purdon revealed on Sunday the great pacer was tender in his hooves after a jaw-dropping second in last Friday night’s Fremantle Cup, when he was three-wide throughout the race. Initially Purdon was concerned the problem could keep Lazarus off the training track for a few weeks and cost him valuable fitness heading toward the $500,000 A. G. Hunter Cup at Melton on February 3 and the $750,000 Miracle Mile at Menangle three weeks later. But, after just three days off, Lazarus has shown enormous improvement and Purdon was able to jog him in Perth this morning. “I was never going to be sure how long it would take until I had a few days with him but he has improved a lot,” said Purdon. “I was able to get him back jogging today and I am now far more confident he will get to the Hunter Cup and then Menangle for the prelude and hopefully the Miracle Mile. So I’d expect to be in both of those.” That will see Lazarus firmly at the head of markets for both races after most bookmakers suspended markets on the two great races when news of his problems broke. He will, however, miss Friday night’s West Australian Cup as will stablemate Ultimate Machete. The four-year-old was also foot sore after finishing fourth in the Fremantle Cup and Purdon says he will now be set for the Chariots Of Fire in Sydney on February 10. In their absence former Miracle Mile winner Have Faith In Me (barrier four) will be the New Zealand rep in the West Australian Cup. Michael Guerin

TORONTO, January 18, 2018 - Circle The Page and Franschoek drew first blood in Thursday evening's opening round of the harness racing Blizzard Series at Woodbine Racetrack. A group of 18 three and four-year-old pacing ladies were split into two $17,000 divisions. Meadows invader Circle The Page came up the inside to win the first split in 1:54.2. Sent up to Victor Puddy by co-owner John Sullivan, Circle The Page stepped out to the early lead before surrendering it to Katies Gal in the second-quarter. The new leader showed the way by three-quarters in 1:26. In the stretch, Katies Gal drifted off the pylons which allowed driver Jonathan Drury to shoot through with Circle The Page for the victory. Katies Gal held on for second, while Big Chute was third and Glancewithme was fourth. A four-year-old daughter of Real Artist, Circle The Page is now two for two in 2018 and has won three of her last four starts. Thursday's score was her sixth career score and she has now banked over $55,000 for owners Sullivan and Michael Marocco. Circle The Page paid $6.30 to win. Circle The Page The second division went to Franschoek and driver Mike Saftic. The duo were parked by the quarter, but once securing the lead, never looked back en route to a 1:55.2 score. The Eric Adams trainee posted fractions of :27, :56.2 and 1:26 before pacing home in :29.2 and holding off Village Jamie by half a length. Youvegotawaywithme finished third, while Classy Chris was fourth. A four-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight, Franschoek now has three career victories for owner Millar Farms. Thursday's score is her first in two starts this January after winning just once in 24 starts last season. Franschoek has now earned over $70,000. She paid $13.80 to win. Franschoek Non-winners of two races or $30,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2017 were eligible for nomination to the Blizzard. The second round of the series will take place next Thursday (January 25) with the final scheduled for Friday, February 2. Live racing continues Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with four opening-round divisions of the Snowshoe Series highlighting a 10-race card. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie - WEG Communications

DOVER, Del. --- Harness racing driver Tony Morgan racked cup five winners including One To Draw To in one of the trio of feature races on Thursday, Jan 18 at Dover Downs. Sometimes Said recorded his fifth straight victory while Never Say Never N won the other $14,500 Winners-Over pace. One To Draw had been racing successfully at Yonkers until recently and showed his stuff in the first co-feature race with Morgan in-the-bike turning back seven foes in 1:52 . Bill and John Emmons own the Major In Art-Straight Justice gelding who won for the 16th time in his career. Gerries Sport (Allan Davis) escaped from being locked in and closed strongly along the passing lane to finish second. Moonlightonthebeach (Russell Foster) took third money. One race later with Automatic Dragon scratched, Sometimes Said, driven by Jonathan Roberts, started from the second tier in post 9, and rolled on to his fifth consecutive visit to the winner's circle. Bobby Glassmeyer claimed the Well Said-Sometimes gelding for $12,500 four starts back and stepped him up to win two straight $25,000 claimers before advancing to the $14,000 Winners-Over level. His current win gives him 14 lifetime and $550,365 in earnings. Silver Fox J (Frank Milby) was second in front of Down On Mainstreet (Art Stafford Jr., third. Earlier, Corey Callahan guided Tom Lazzaro's Never Say Never N home in 1:51.4 to overpower a nine horse field for an easy $14,500 Winners pace. Jack Roger (Stafford Jr.( and Rat Tail (Montrell Teague) were second and third respectively. Dylan Davis trains Never Say Never N, a Bettor's Delight-Maid In Splendor five-year-old. Last week Cyclone Kiwi N was claimed for $35,000 by Bruce Soulsby and this week Jeff Bamond Jr. claimed him back at the same price in the first of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming Handicaps. Corey Callahan drove the Jereme's Jet-Another Kiwi gelding from the outside in a pulverizing :25.3 and never looked back enroute to a 1:51.3 score, his fourth straight and sixth win in his last seven along with a second. It was the New Zealand- import's 21st victory and now has won $253,002 in purses. Whirl Monroe (Vic Kirby) finished second. Im Supersonic A (Sean Bier) was the show horses. Tony Morgan's fifth winning drive came behind 5-1 Ideal Fashion in a come-from-behind 1:50.1 victory, the fastest on the card. Western Young Gun (Davis Jr.) left fast and led until late in the stretch to finish second. Regalanthropist (Teague) hustled home for third. Brooks Gay conditions the American Ideal-BJ's Sunshine gelding for Ronald Davis. It was his 20th lifetime win and a winner of $226,309 in earnings. Racing resumes on Monday Jan. 22 and continues through Thursday weekly with post time at 4:30 p.m. A daily changing menu of fine food is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

Michael Merton notched his 3,000th harness racing career winning drive at Monticello Raceway on Thursday January 18. The milestone win came aboard Armor Hanover in the 7th race, the 9-year-old SJ'S Caviar gelding won by 7 lengths in 1:57.2, he is owned and trained by Doug Berkeley of Montgomery NY. Michael hails from a family that has been deeply embedded at Monticello Raceway since its inception in 1958. Michael started his career driving as an amateur, he then received his P license in 1991. Michael and his brother Greg has been mainstays in the Monticello Raceway backstretch and driving colony for decades. 2017 was a banner year for Michael, he drove 257 winners and amassed a personal best of $1,150,003 in yearly purses earned, his career earnings are a respectable $10,628,662. Michael was greeted in the winner's circle by many of his fellow horseman, family member and well-wishers. Wasting no time, Merton won the final race of the card with Ideal Candidate, setting his sites on 4000. By: Shawn Wiles

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Camera Lady got her picture taken again Thursday at The Meadows when she swooped the harness racing field in the final quarter to capture the $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Following her November acquisition by trainer Ron Burke for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC, Camera Lady won five of six starts but didn't face the track's elite distaff pacers. She checked off that box when she rallied from last for Mike Wilder, erasing a 4-1/2-length deficit, and triumphed in 1:54.1 over a "good" surface. Early leader Graceful Vision was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, with Fox Valley Charm third. The 4-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go lifted her career bankroll to $128,603. It was one of four wins for Wilder, including a pair for Burke, on the 12-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues with a special Friday card, first post 5:30 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018. Nominations for the following will be considered: PERSON:  Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys BUILDERS:  Includes, but not limited to Breeders, Owners, Officials, and others. COMMUNICATORS:  Includes, but not limited to Writers, Broadcasters, Photographers, Announcers, Bloggers VETERAN PERSON:  Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys whose careers have been concluded for 20 years, but less than 50 years. MALE HORSE:  Stallions or geldings whose contribution to Canadian racing occurred in the past 20 years. FEMALE HORSE:  Mares whose contribution to Canadian racing occurred in the past 20 years. VETERAN HORSE:  Horses whose careers have been concluded for 20 years, but less than 50 years. All nomination submissions to be made using the form available on the CHRHF website at http://horseracinghalloffame.com/chrhf-2018-nomination-form/ .  A copy of the form is also attached, or may be obtained by contacting admin@horseracinghalloffame.com.  Complete eligibility criteria may be found at: http://horseracinghalloffame.com/inductees/eligibility/   For further information, or to submit a completed nomination form, contact:  Standardbred Nominations:  Darryl Kaplan, Standardbred Nomination Chair, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 1-2150 Meadowvale Blvd., Mississauga, ON L5N 6R6 P:  (905) 858-3060 ext. 241 F: (905) 858-3089 E:  dkaplan@standardbredcanada.ca Thoroughbred Nominations:  Tom Cosgrove, Thoroughbred Nomination Chair, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 555 Rexdale Blvd., P.O. Box 156 Toronto, ON M9W 5L2 P:  (416) 213-2113  E:  tmc@woodbineentertainment.com Nominations forms may also be submitted to: Linda Rainey, Managing Director Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame P:  (416) 417-9404 E: Linda.rainey@horseracinghalloffame.com   All submissions will be carefully considered by the Nominating Committee of the applicable breed.  A maximum of three finalists in each of five categories for Standardbreds and five categories for Thoroughbreds will be presented to the Election Committee for final voting by secret ballot. NOMINATION DEADLINE:   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 5:00 pm EST. The list of nominees selected for consideration by the Election Committee for each breed will be announced Monday, March 26, 2018. The Inductees for the 2018 class of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame will be announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. We invite you to visit the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame located at the West Entrance of Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.  Additional information about the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is available at www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame or by contacting admin@horseracinghalloffame.com or 416-417-9404 Linda Rainey Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Linda.rainey@horseracinghalloffame.com 416-417-9404  

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2018 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Annual members voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are stallions Cantab Hall and Western Ideal. The other nominees were Chapter Seven, Mister Big and Presidential Ball. Cantab Hall and Western Ideal will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 1st, 2018. The ceremonies honoring these extraordinary Standardbred horses will take place during the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual dinner. For information on the Hall of Fame weekend and other festivities surrounding this important occasion visit www.harnessmuseum.com from April 2018 onward or call or write the Museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845-294-6330. Standardbreds are only eligible for nomination to harness racing's highest accolade if they comply with the following strict criteria: They must be retired from racing for five years and had a drug-free career. In addition, racehorses must have won 75% of their lifetime starts, or gone undefeated in a single season campaign of 12 or more races, or been the winner of $3 million lifetime or named Harness Horse of the Year (US and/or Canada). Stallions must rank among the 10 all-time leading money-winning sires at their gait or have sired at least 100 $200,000 winners or been a leading money-winning sire at his gait in three or more seasons. Broodmares are no longer automatically elected. CANTAB HALL (Nominated as Stallion) 3,1:54 ($1,442,303) Bay Horse, 2001 (Self Possessed - Canland Hall - Garland Lobell) As a two-year-old in 2003, Cantab Hall won all 10 of his starts, earning $461,337, and was voted Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and Trotter of the Year. Major victories included the Breeders Crown, American-National, International Stallion Stakes and the Bluegrass. In his sophomore season, Cantab Hall finished on the board in 11 of 13 starts while earning $980,966. His major victory came in his second American-National win. As a stallion, Cantab Hall was the leading sire at his gait for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014), as well as in 2016 and 2017. He has sired winners of over $73 million to date, including 8 millionaires, with 204 $100,000 winners and 138 in 1:55. His most successful offspring include 2013 Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old and 2014 Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year, world champion Father Patrick 3,1:50.2f ($2,558,133), winner of the 2013 Breeders Crown, Wellwood Memorial and Peter Haughton Memorial, and the 2014 Canadian Trotting Classic, Breeders Crown, Beal Memorial, Zweig Memorial and Stanley Dancer Memorial; world champion Wild Honey 3,1:50.4 ($1,589,235), winner of the 2015 Breeders Crown, Hambletonian Oaks, PA Sire Stakes Final and Kentucky Filly Futurity; and world champion Explosive Matter 3,1:52.3 ($1,510,542), winner of the 2008 Matron Stakes and the 2009 Colonial and Bluegrass. As a broodmare sire, Cantab Hall has sired the dams of winners of over $15 million to date, with two millionaires, Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and world champion, Southwind Frank 3,1:52.1 ($1,950,887), winner of the 2015 Breeders Crown, Peter Haughton Memorial and William Wellwood Memorial, and the 2016 Colonial and Earl Beal Jr. Memorial; and 2016 Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year Ariana G 3,1:51.1 ($1,867,657), winner of the 2016 and 2017 Breeders Crown and 2017 Hambletonian Oaks. WESTERN IDEAL (Nominated as Stallion) p,5,1:48 ($1,455,422) Bay Horse, 1995 (Western Hanover - Leah Almahurst - Abercrombie) World champion pacer Western Ideal raced in 1997, 1999 and 2000. As a five-year-old in 2000, Western Ideal had his career season, winning the Breeders Crown, William R. Haughton Memorial, Canadian Pacing Derby and the Graduate Series. In his Breeders Crown victory, Western Ideal set a new world record 1:48 for five-year-old and older Standardbreds on a mile track. He was voted 2000 Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year. As a stallion, Western Ideal has sired winners of over $121 million, with 187 $200,000 winners and 12 millionaires to date. They include 2005 Horse of the Year and Hall of Fame Immortal Rocknroll Hanover p,3,1:48.3 ($2,754,038); 2009 Adios winner and world champion Vintage Master p,4,1:48.1f ($2,160,953); 2010 Matron Stakes winner and world champion Krispy Apple p,6,1:48.4f ($1,905,676); 2005 Woodrow Wilson winner Western Ace p,4,1:48.4 ($1,891,133); New Jersey Sire Stakes star Dial Or Nodial p,5,1:48.3f ($1,752,815); 2014 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year Artspeak p,3,1:47.4 ($1,625,869); and 2010 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and world champion Big Jim p,2,1:49.1s ($1,541,924). As a broodmare sire, Western Ideal has sired the dams of winners of over $54 million to date, with 5 millionaires: 2014 Dan Patch and O'Brien Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, world champion McWicked p,3,1:47.3f ($2,235,762); 2015 Canadian Pacing Derby winner, O'Brien Horse of the Year and world champion State Treasurer p,6,1:47 ($1,908,424); 2010 Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year, 2011 Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year and world champion See You At Peelers p,3,1:49.2f ($1,573,260); 2017 North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon p,3,1:48.4s ($1,492,782); and 2015 O'Brien Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year Solar Sister p,4,1:49.4f ($1,012,209). Janet Terhune

Hightstown, NJ --- Foiled Again’s place in harness racing history is secured, but the 14-year-old pacer is still working at adding to his credentials. Already the richest horse in the sport’s history, Foiled Again is on the brink of joining the 100-win club. When he does, he will become the 16th pacer in the last 40 years to reach that milestone. Of the pacers in the group, few competed at the level of Foiled Again, who has 21 stakes wins worth at least $100,000 to his credit. Only Hall of Famer Rambling Willie, who won 111 races, and Pilgrim’s Fiery, who won 106, earned more than $1 million in their careers. In fact, Foiled Again alone has earned more money than the 15 pacers in the 100-win club combined, $7.56 million to $6.50 million. Foiled Again picked up win No. 99 on Jan. 13 at Yonkers Raceway and makes his first attempt for 100 on Saturday night’s (Jan. 20) first race at Yonkers. Post time is 6:50 p.m. (EST). Foiled Again and driver George Brennan will start from post seven in a seven-horse field and are 7-2 on the morning line. “I’m excited for him to achieve this,” trainer Ron Burke said. “It’s special. A hundred wins, when you figure it out, it’s a lot. I don’t care how many years you’ve raced, it’s a lot. And he’s done it in stakes races and conditioned races. I give the horse all the credit in the world. I don’t know if we’ll ever see another like him. At 14 he can still race in the top levels at Yonkers and be competitive.” Foiled Again is one of only two horses, along with Rambling Willie, to receive three consecutive Dan Patch Awards for best older male pacer. In 2011, at the age of 7, Foiled Again was Pacer of the Year. He is the only pacer older than the age of 4 ever to receive the honor. In 2013, at the age of 9, he won the Breeders Crown Open Pace to become the oldest horse to win a Breeders Crown event. In addition to his victory in the Breeders Crown, Foiled Again’s career triumphs include the Canadian Pacing Derby, Ben Franklin Pace, TVG Free For All Series Championship, George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, Bobby Quillen Memorial, and Molson Pace. Foiled Again’s accomplishments and popularity were acknowledged beyond harness racing in 2015 when he was honored by Breyer with a model created in his likeness. “I think it’s because he overachieves,” Burke said about Foiled Again’s popularity. “There have been how many more horses that were more talented, but he ended up putting them away. He just kept going on. “He never was a super high-speed horse that beat them with talent, he beat them with heart and determination. I think that’s what resonates with people. With Twitter, any time the horse does anything, I get more interaction than any horse. It just never stops. It is a big deal.” Foiled Again has visited 25 different racetracks during his 304-race career. Burke doesn’t intend for the horse to become a homebody until he reaches mandatory retirement at the end of this year. “He’s an incredible horse,” said Burke, whose Burke Racing Stable owns Foiled Again with the Weaver Bruscemi partnership and JJK Stables. “I love him, the whole family loves him, and he really changed the trajectory of our barn. “I’m going to make it a point to try to get him to as many tracks as I can. I’m not worried about him making money or us making money, I just want people to see him and enjoy him. I want us to enjoy it until the end.” For Saturday’s first race program page, click here and for Foiled Again’s lifetime Yonkers’ race-by-race results, click here. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

TORONTO, January 18, 2018 - Winter Series harness racing action resumes this week at Woodbine Racetrack with strong numbers for the start of the Blizzard and Snowshoe. A group of 19 three and four-year-old pacing ladies will compete in two $17,000 divisions of the Blizzard on Thursday, while 33 three and four-year-old male pacers have been separated into four $17,000 divisions of the Snowshoe for Friday. The conditions for each series are the same as Non-Winners of Two Races or $30,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2017 were eligible for nomination. The opening round of the Blizzard appears to be quite competitive with two nine-horse splits taking place. The first division is led by Meadows invader Circle The Page, who will start from post-eight with driver Jonathan Drury. A four-year-old daughter of Real Artist, Circle The Page has been sent up to trainer Victor Puddy by co-owner/trainer John Sullivan. She makes her Woodbine debut having won two of her last three starts and finishing in the top-two in eight consecutive outings. Circle The Page leads the field in career earnings with $46,494. Ted Macdonell trainee Katies Gal has the most wins in the field with six career visits to the winner's circle. The four-year-old daughter of Camluck went five for 14 in 2017 to go along with a single victory during her two-year-old season. Katies Gal will team up with Woodbine's top driver Doug McNair to start from post-six. The second division features another competitive group with Eric Adams trainee Franschoek (post-seven) listed as the 3-1 morning line choice. The four-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight leads the field in earnings with $61,930 earned her career. Her most recent victory was a career-best effort of 1:54.4, when she won a Non-Winners of Two event at Woodbine on December 22. Mike Saftic has driven Franschoek in nine of her last 10 starts and the duo have not missed a cheque, while also posting four top-three finishes. An intriguing filly to watch in the second split is three-year-old JK Lockherup, who will start from post-three. The daughter of American Ideal is making just her fifth career start and is coming in off a maiden-breaking score last Thursday at Woodbine. JK Lockherup is owned by 3 Brothers Stable and trainer Nancy Johansson, who sent the pacing filly up to Ben Baillargeon to race at Woodbine. The Bettors Delight filly made two starts south of the border in December before being sent to Baillargeon. Mario Baillargeon drove JK Lockherup to victory last week and will once again get the call in the sulky. The Blizzard Series divisions have been carded as Races 4 and 6 on Thursday's program. The Snowshoe Series will takeover on Friday evening with four divisions scheduled for the 10-race program. Friday's first division will feature a field of eight and Bruce Goit trainee Lyons William is the 9-5 morning line choice. The four-year-old son of Big Jim has won three of his last four starts coming into the Snowshoe, including a 1:55 score on January 8 at Woodbine. He came into 2018 off a three-year-old season that saw him win four of 12 starts and earn over $22,000. Lyons William will start from the rail with driver Paul MacDonell. The eight-horse second Snowshoe division should be a battle between four-year-old Artofficial Flavor and three-year-old Burn Out Hanover. Trained by Dean Nixon, Artofficial Flavor started his career last season in Iowa at fair tracks before being acquired by Nixon and company in October. The son of Art Official has won three of nine starts for Nixon, including a career-best 1:51.4 score in his Mohawk debut on October 9. Artofficial Flavor most recently finished fifth in the Valedictory Series final. He enters the Snowshoe with seven wins and $46,640 earned in 21 career starts. Jack Darling trainee Burn Out Hanover enters the Snowshoe on a three-race win streak. The three-year-old gelded son of Well Said won five of 14 starts during his rookie season and carried that momentum over to post a victory in his 2018 debut a week ago. Burn Out Hanover has hit the board in 10 of 15 starts and banked $55,310. Bob McClure will drive Artofficial Flavor (3-1), while Jody Jamieson steers Burn Out Hanover (5-2). Friday's third division will be the first to feature a field of nine, but once again the rail starter promises to be a big factor. Chad Milner trainee In Spades is the 3-1 morning line favourite and has the rail starting spot. The four-year-old gelded son of Bettors Delight has won three of his last five starts and has finished in the top-two in all five. In Spades comes into the Snowshoe with five wins, 16 top-three finishes and $51,630 earned in 26 career starts. Milner will use driver McClure behind the four-year-old for the second consecutive start. The final division of the evening will see the return of JK Pridenjoy to Woodbine for more Winter Series action. The Nick Surick trainee came to Woodbine in December to race in the Valedictory Series and posted a third and second-place finish in the preliminary legs before being roughed up in the final and finishing tenth. A four-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, JK Pridenjoy has since made two starts at Yonkers, including a six-length score on January 8. The Surick trainee will be coming to Woodbine on short-rest, as he last raced on Monday at Yonkers. JK Pridenjoy will be driven by McNair and is the 8-5 morning line favourite. The Snowshoe Series divisions are carded as Races 1, 3, 4 and 6 on Friday's card. Both the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series will feature two preliminary legs before wrapping up with their series finals scheduled for Friday, February 2. Free programs for Friday and Saturday's cards are available by clicking here. Post time each evening is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie  

Last year it was "Elvis" who greeted the attendees at the U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards dinner in Las Vegas, and this year on Sunday night, Feb. 25, it will be retired professional wrestler Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair who will welcome everyone at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. Flair, who will be attending the dinner as a guest of one of the honorees, is a 16-time world champion over a career that spanned 40 years and is considered by many to be the greatest professional wrestler of all time. He is a two-time inductee into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame, first inducted in 2008 for his wrestling career and four years later as a member -- ironically -- of The Four Horsemen, a professional wrestling stable in the National Wrestling Alliance and later World Championship Wrestling. Flair will meet and greet the attendees on the Dan Patch Awards Red Carpet. The one-hour reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the awards ceremony and dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The Red Carpet hour will be broadcast live on the Facebook pages of well-known harness names Heather Vitale and Heather Wilder. The two Heathers will roam the Red Carpet area and interview several of the award winners and attendees. To watch a video message from Flair about the event, click here. In addition, the awards ceremony, hosted by Roger Huston and Jason Settlemoir, will be broadcast live on the USHWA Facebook page, with viewing available the following day on the U.S. Trotting Association website www.ustrotting.com and its YouTube page. Information about the banquet and the entire week, which will also contain the annual meetings of USHWA, can be found at www.ushwa.net, including links for making hotel reservations at special rates; banquet tickets; and congratulatory or acknowledgment ads in the keepsake souvenir journal. From the U.S. Harness Writers Association

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WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 19, 2018 -- It was a new race but the same script for Classicality and Wind Of The North, as Classicality defeated his rival for the third straight time in Friday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. In their first two match-ups, Classicality got the early lead and forced Wind Of The North to chase him home. That was the case again Friday when Classicality quarter-poled to the front for Brian Zendt and downed Wind Of The North by 3/4 lengths in 1:53.3 over a "good" surface. Lady's Dude finished third. Lisa Dunn owns and trains Classicality, an 8-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding who now boasts $547,492 in career earnings. Dave Palone piloted five winners, including a pair for trainer Wayne Hite, on the 12-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Pompano Beach, FL - The Florida Chapter of the States Harness Writers Associations' president, Steven Wolf, has announced the Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 and the annual award winners for the 2017 harness racing season. They will be honored at the association's 27th annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Royal Fiesta Catering Ballroom in Deerfield Beach. Elected to the chapter's Hall of Fame, which recognizes special individuals who have been outstanding leaders within the industry for more than ten years who have contributed to the betterment of the Standardbred Industry, are owner, trainer and driver, Dan Daley of Vero Beach, trainer/driver Warren Harp of Bell, and renowned second trainer, Odell Thompson, of Lauderdale Lakes. Elected to the Communicators Corner of the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame is renowned author, owner and publicist Victoria Howard, of Boca Raton. The William Popfinger Award for developing outstanding juvenile pacers goes for the second time to trainer Kim Sears of Osteen. The Stanley Dancer Award, which recognizes achievements of a trainer who has been continuously outstanding in the development of young trotters, goes for the first time to trainer-driver Jason MacDougall of Astor. Winner of the Delvin G. Miller Award, which recognizes someone or an organization whose life in harness racing reflects dedication and integrity furthering the growth of the sport goes to Elizabeth Hennessey Schaut of Pompano Beach. The Frances Dodge Van Lennep Award, which recognizes an outstanding female who has made great contributions to the sport goes to Kathy Breedlove of Pompano Beach. The winner of the Allen J. Finkelson Award recognizes an individual in the sport who has contributed to the positive promotion of the Standardbred industry and being honored this year is amateur driving champion Dein Spriggs of Jupiter. The Peter Haughton Award, which goes to an upcoming young driver at the Pompano Park meet goes to James "JD" Yoder of Bell. The winner of the Dana Irving Award for breeding excellent juvenile performers in 2017 goes for the first time to Marianne and Maggie Audley of Gold Star Farm in Bell. The Dan Gawlas Good Guy Award, presented annually to an outstanding individual who has always contributed positively to the sport, goes to FSBOA President and amateur driver Joe Pennacchio of Delray Beach. The Florida USHWA Chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to longtime trainer/driver Tom Merriman of Delray Beach and caretaker, racetrack maintenance man, Emmitt Davis of Pompano Beach. The annual Caretaker of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding individual who, over his or her career, has dedicated untiring time and efforts caring for the horses in the stable(s) they worked for. This year's winner is Joanie Uszak from the Mike Murphy Stable, who has been grooming horses for nearly 60 years. Tickets are $80 per person for the full course dinner that begins at 6:30 pm with a one-hour open bar with appetizers. Tables of ten are available. There is free parking at Royal Fiesta Catering, located in the Cove off Hillsboro Blvd at 1680 SE 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. For more information, to purchase tickets, or place a congratulatory ad in the program book, please contact Steven Wolf at 954-654-3757 or email stevenwolf1956@gmail.com. From the Florida Chapter USHWA
Albany - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018-19 budget plan has proposed some subtle changes in the state's gaming industry, which includes horse racing, video lottery, harness racing, racinos and full-scale casinos. But some observers have expressed disappointment with the budget plan's overall lack of attention to the gaming industry, "A big zero," said Donald Groth, president and CEO of the Catskill OTB, who wants to be able to offer video lottery terminals, or VLTs, in his parlors. Other struggling Off-Track Betting operators including Capital District OTB had previously sought permission to install the slot-like terminals but have been denied. The problem, Groth said, is traditional OTB parlors like Catskill and Capital District still rely on horse wagering, even as other forms of gambling are coming on line. The Long Island OTBs in Nassau and Suffolk counties were both allowed to deploy VLTs, offering gamblers yet another option. With upstate New York's fourth Las Vegas-style casino set to open in February, the Empire State and its neighbors appear to be saturated with casino options, said Alan Woinski, president of Gaming USA, a gaming-industry news service. In keeping with that, some of the governor's budget proposal call for simplifying and streamlining the rules and tax brackets that VLT racinos pay to the state. For instance, they want to lower from 27 to 7 the various tax rates that racinos across the state pay. The proposal also seeks to eliminate a hold-harmless provision that would have made casinos give money to racinos in their geographical regions if they cut into their business and the taxable money available for the state. That hasn't yet happened, so the governor wants to eliminate the hold-harmless clause. There are three Las Vegas-style casinos across upstate: Tioga Downs in Tioga County; del Lago in the Seneca County community of Tyre; and Rivers in Schenectady. A fourth, Resorts World Catskills, is set to open near Monticello in February. The existing casinos' operators have been saying in recent months that revenues haven't met their expectations. "The reality is the reason why the three casinos are not doing well is because they are still competing with the (racino) race tracks," Woinski said. In December, Schenectady officials reported that they wouldn't be getting as much tax revenue as they had expected from Rivers. While they earlier said the casino, which opened approximately 11 months ago, would allow them to cut property taxes by 18 percent, the final number came in at only 1 percent. Additionally, Moody's Investor Services recently downgraded its rating for the del Lago resort to a negative outlook. While initially projected to earn $250 million in its first year, the operation, nine months after opening, will make $150 million, according to Moody's. News of the lower revenue shouldn't mean the casinos should pay less to their host communities, said Westchester Democratic Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, who chairs the Racing and Wagering Committee. "They are making money," he said. "But they had these glossy, flowery projections." Adding to the list of worriers are horse breeders and racers, especially in the state's struggling harness racing industry. Harness tracks are connected to the VLT parlors and revenues from the slots have long helped support the racing. With the competition from new gaming venues, many expect an ongoing slide in VLT revenue, which will ultimately mean less for the harness people including New York farmers who have more than 1,000 breeding mares. "Every one of those horses needs food, shelter and care so it's a huge agricultural program," said Betty Holt, executive director of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State. rkarlin@timesunion.com 518 478 0309 @RickKarlinTU  
DOVER, Del. --- Harness racing driver Tony Morgan racked cup five winners including One To Draw To in one of the trio of feature races on Thursday, Jan 18 at Dover Downs. Sometimes Said recorded his fifth straight victory while Never Say Never N won the other $14,500 Winners-Over pace. One To Draw had been racing successfully at Yonkers until recently and showed his stuff in the first co-feature race with Morgan in-the-bike turning back seven foes in 1:52 . Bill and John Emmons own the Major In Art-Straight Justice gelding who won for the 16th time in his career. Gerries Sport (Allan Davis) escaped from being locked in and closed strongly along the passing lane to finish second. Moonlightonthebeach (Russell Foster) took third money. One race later with Automatic Dragon scratched, Sometimes Said, driven by Jonathan Roberts, started from the second tier in post 9, and rolled on to his fifth consecutive visit to the winner's circle. Bobby Glassmeyer claimed the Well Said-Sometimes gelding for $12,500 four starts back and stepped him up to win two straight $25,000 claimers before advancing to the $14,000 Winners-Over level. His current win gives him 14 lifetime and $550,365 in earnings. Silver Fox J (Frank Milby) was second in front of Down On Mainstreet (Art Stafford Jr., third. Earlier, Corey Callahan guided Tom Lazzaro's Never Say Never N home in 1:51.4 to overpower a nine horse field for an easy $14,500 Winners pace. Jack Roger (Stafford Jr.( and Rat Tail (Montrell Teague) were second and third respectively. Dylan Davis trains Never Say Never N, a Bettor's Delight-Maid In Splendor five-year-old. Last week Cyclone Kiwi N was claimed for $35,000 by Bruce Soulsby and this week Jeff Bamond Jr. claimed him back at the same price in the first of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming Handicaps. Corey Callahan drove the Jereme's Jet-Another Kiwi gelding from the outside in a pulverizing :25.3 and never looked back enroute to a 1:51.3 score, his fourth straight and sixth win in his last seven along with a second. It was the New Zealand- import's 21st victory and now has won $253,002 in purses. Whirl Monroe (Vic Kirby) finished second. Im Supersonic A (Sean Bier) was the show horses. Tony Morgan's fifth winning drive came behind 5-1 Ideal Fashion in a come-from-behind 1:50.1 victory, the fastest on the card. Western Young Gun (Davis Jr.) left fast and led until late in the stretch to finish second. Regalanthropist (Teague) hustled home for third. Brooks Gay conditions the American Ideal-BJ's Sunshine gelding for Ronald Davis. It was his 20th lifetime win and a winner of $226,309 in earnings. Racing resumes on Monday Jan. 22 and continues through Thursday weekly with post time at 4:30 p.m. A daily changing menu of fine food is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad
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