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With a first prize of $605,000 on offer in Friday night’s $1.1 million TABtouch Inter Dominion Grand Final a win will give star New Zealand harness racing stallion Lazarus the status of the richest offspring of Bettors Delight anywhere in the world regardless of the quirks caused by currency conversion between countries. The pre-post favourite, Lazarus has never missed a placing in his entire career and has finished in the first two at 36 of his 39 starts to date and first place on Friday will take his stakes tally to $3,317,139. Bettors Delight has sired 33 individuals which have each earned in excess of $1 million with 19 of them bred in the USA, 12 in New Zealand and two in Australia. His two Australian bred sons are headed by dual Inter Dominion champion Beautide $2,183,132. Currently the richest son of Bettors Delight is the American bred stallion All Bets Off with earnings of $2,932,554. The complete list of millionaires sired by Bettors Delight is as follows Horse Name Sex   Year    Dam Sire of Dam Stakes All Bets Off USA c 2011 Armbro Penelope USA Dexter Nukes USA $2,932,554 Darlins Delight USA f 2003 Town Pro USA Big Towner USA $2,901,926 Bettor Sweet USA g 2005 Sweet Future USA Falcons Future USA $2,782,353 Lazarus NZ c 2012 Bethany NZ Christian Cullen NZ $2,712,139 Southwind Tempo USA f 2004 Tsunami Hanover USA Artsplace USA $2,396,362 Betting Line USA c 2013 Heathers Western USA Western Hanover USA $2,238,518 Beautide g 2007 Gorse Bush Ticket To Heaven USA $2,183,132 Bettors Edge USA g 2009 Spring Wind USA Life Sign USA $2,010,627 Bit Of A Legend NZ c 2009 Sokys Legend NZ Sokys Atom USA $1,910,356 Adore Me NZ f 2009 Scuse Me NZ B Gs Bunny USA $1,677,032 Betterthancheddar USA c 2008 Lady Ashlee Ann USA Camtastic USA $1,636,086 Kenneth J USA c 2004 Advantest USA Artsplace USA $1,592,755 See You At Peelers USA f 2008 West Side Glory USA Western Ideal USA $1,573,260 Have Faith In Me NZ g 2011 Scuse Me NZ B Gs Bunny USA $1,444,872 Forensic Z Tam USA c 2004 Lady Indigo USA Falcon Seelster USA $1,346,924 L A Delight USA f 2013 West Of L A USA Western Hanover USA $1,296,724 Gold Ace NZ c 2007 Hill Of Gold NZ In The Pocket USA $1,247,053 Dynamic Youth USA g 2009 Always True USA Western Hanover USA $1,222,572 Vegas Vacation USA g 2010 Dont You Smile USA Grinfromeartoear USA $1,162,272 Domethatagain USA c 2009 Road Sign USA Life Sign USA $1,153,544 Tiger Tara NZ c 2010 Tara Gold NZ Dream Away USA $1,136,930 Venus Delight USA f 2010 Venus Killean USA Run The Table USA $1,135,356 Caribbean Blaster c 2007 Kalypso Safely Kept USA $1,113,677 Chicago Bull NZ g 2012 Chicago Blues NZ Christian Cullen NZ $1,112,069 Hulas Z Tam USA f 2007 Tsunami Hanover USA Artsplace USA $1,076,610 Fashion Delight USA g 2008 B Js Sunshine USA Artsplace USA $1,074,303 Arden Rooney NZ g 2009 Tosca Hanover NZ Walton Hanover USA $1,070,230 Symphony In Motion USA f 2004 Malocchio USA Albert Albert USA $1,065,949 Dream About Me NZ f 2012 Splendid Dreams NZ Dream Away USA $1,043,170 Bettor Cover Lover NZ f 2007 Front Cover Lover NZ Whats Next USA $1,026,427 Highview Tommy NZ c 2005 Baptism Of Fire NZ Christian Cullen NZ $1,021,904 Up Front Kellie Jo USA f 2006 Lifes Highway USA Life Sign USA $1,016,922 Ohoka Punter NZ c 2009 Millwood Minisota NZ Christian Cullen NZ $1,007,087 Alan Parker

As a sire the name Bettor’s Delight is synonymous with excellence in Standardbred breeding both in North America and Australasia. Five of the ten harness racing finalists in the 2017 Inter Dominion have been sired by Bettors Delight who has already sired a dual Inter Dominion winner in Beautide in 2014 and 2015. His list of finalists is headed by pre-post favourite Lazarus, WA champion Chicago Bull and Sydney star Tiger Tara. Have Faith In Me and Galactic Star are also sons of Bettors Delight. Bettors Delight is also the sire of the first and third emergencies in Ohoka Punter and Devendra. Bettors Delight figured as the sire of ten of the 36 final acceptors for this year’s Championship. Bettors Delight has topped the Australian Sires List on five occasions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2014 and 2017) and he has topped the New Zealand Sires List on six occasions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). In North America he was leading sire on four occasions in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Bettors Delight has sired 1286 winners including 14 separate millionaire Australasian-bred pacers with after Ohoka Punter went past the milestone with his third placing to Lazarus last night. In North America Bettors Delight is the sire of 1127 individual winners with 20 millionaires to date. Across both hemispheres Bettors Delight has produced 2413 winners from a total of 2413 foals that are currently 3yo or older. Bettors Delight currently has a record of 62% winners/foals which compares to the world’s best thoroughbred stallions which have around 63% winners/starters. Alan Parker

Champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr retains his unbending faith in Chicago Bull and insists that the many admirers of the plain-looking little harness racing gelding should stick with him in the TABtouch Inter Dominion championship. Chicago Bull (Bettor's Delight) certainly lost no fans after finishing third behind Soho Tribeca and Devendra in the fifth qualifying heat at Bunbury’s Donaldson Park on Tuesday night. The five-year-old looks to have a great chance of returning to the winning list when he starts from the prized No. 1 barrier in the seventh heat at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Chicago Bull started from the inside of the back line at Bunbury and was under lock and key in fifth position, three back on the pegs, before Hall was able to ease him into the one-wide line 250m from home. He was still badly hampered for room until 120m from the post when Hall was able to get him into the clear. Chicago Bull flew home in the final stages, leaving an admiring Hall to comment: “He did all he could do really, and I was really happy with him. He went super. We had to go sideways to get a run and that probably cost him a little bit of ground. He was thundering home.” Hall is certain to use Chicago Bull’s good gate speed and will attempt an all-the-way victory on Friday night, with his major rivals Tiger Tara (barrier six) and Shandale (five) awkwardly drawn. Tiger Tara looms as powerful opposition to Chicago Bull after his impressive record-breaking win in the sixth heat at Donaldson Park in Bunbury on Tuesday night. He rated 1.52.3 to smash Run Oneover’s course record for 2100m of 1.53.8. Brilliant young reinsman Todd McCarthy described Tiger Tara’s performance as awesome and is looking forward to challenging Chicago Bull on Friday night. He said that he would have preferred Tiger Tara to have run a second or two slower. But he added that did not think that the effort would have an adverse effect on the stallion. Trainer Mike Reed and reinsman Shannon Suvaljko will be anxious for Shandale to maintain his solid form and to run in the first three or four to clinch a place in the $1.1 million final on Friday week. Shandale raced in the breeze for much of the way and was on terms with the leader Lennytheshark 300m from home before fighting on doggedly to finish a very close fourth in a four-way photo finish in fourth heat at Donaldson Park. The five-year-old finished strongly from sixth on the pegs at the bell to be third behind Soho Tribeca and Lazarus on the opening night of the series. Chicago Bull, Inter Dominion Heat Three 2017 Ken Casellas

Calvin B (Chris Lems) would capture the harness racing featured Open Pace ($11,400) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 7). The favorite Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) would take the lead just before the first quarter. Putting up early fractions :26.1, :55.3. Calvin B (Bettor's Delight), who is owned by Delores Smiel and trained by Heidi Rohr, went first over and took control just before three-quarters. He would put them away in the stretch to win in 1:50.0. Geez Joe (Atlee Bender) would charge late and come up to finish second. Dreams Beachboy (Jimmy Whittemore) would take third. Calvin B ($10.80) would win for the seventh time this season and won for the 28th time in his career. Lems would also get a win with Mac's Black Hat ($4.60). Leading driver John MacDonald would win three on the night. He got victories with Cam's Lucky Sam ($2.60), A Fool For Mark ($2.80), and Yule Love It ($10.00). Live Action returns to Vernon Downs on Friday (October 13) starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information please go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Medusa knocked a tick from her own track record for older harness racing mares when she zipped to the front for Tony Hall and blazed home in 1:49.4 in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Once Medusa pocketed Sassa Hanover and secured the lead, she was racing only the clock. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical posted fractions of 26.3/54.4/1:22.1/1:49.4 en route to her 1-1/4-length victory over Sassa Hanover. Hurricane Calleigh rallied for show. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts career earnings of $612,656, and owns with Tom Pollack. Elsewhere on the card, Smart Balance provided the day's tote board fireworks when she took a Non-Winners of 1 conditioned race for trainer/driver Cory Kreiser at 177-1. Nicole Foster and Kreiser own the 3-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Ring Pop, who returned $451 for a $2 across-the-board wager. Mike Wilder piloted three winners on the 13-race program. Tuesday's card at The Meadows features a $71,700 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N and harness racing driver Jordan Stratton won the 11th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial in 1:52.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Peter Tritton, the 8-year-old Bettor's Delight stallion never had an anxious moment in his wire-to-wire win over pocket-sitting Mach It So and All Bets Off, who rallied well for third. It was his seventh win of the year and 40th of his career. It was a bit of a homecoming for Tritton, who was stabled at Harrington Raceway for nearly a decade before moving to the New York circuit in 2015. The annual event celebrated the memory of former long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who was a regular at the racetrack and was a member of the Board of Directors at Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair. Quillen passed away 13 years ago to the day of this year's event. Knoblauch, passed away earlier this summer and was a long time supporter of harness racing. Two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested in their first leg of stakes action. Heavily favored Transitioning Joy ($2.40, Montrell Teague), a Barber Pole colt, did not disappoint his backers in the first division. Owned by Joy and George Teague Jr., "Joy" set all the fractions in his 1:54.3 narrow win for trainer Clyde Francis over Slick Tony, who was a game second, and Friendsrforever. A photograph was needed to separate the top two. Transitioning Joy is a son of Barber Pole. Jim King Jr.'s Evolution Tour ($3.80, Victor Kirby) won the second division in 1:55.3 over America First and Fulla Nitro. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding set all the fractions in his decisive win for his owner/trainer. Richard Pollucci's Christen Me ($6, Jordan Stratton) won the overnight feature, a $17,500 Open event for trainer King Jr. in 1:53. Matthew Sparacino      

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Odds-on Bit of a Legend N with harness racing driver Jordan Stratton in the bike was more than good enough Saturday night (Sept. 9th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play early from assigned post position No. 6, Bit of Legend N stuffed Somewhere in L A (Jason Bartlett) behind him, making the lead before a :26.4 opening quarter-mile. He then engaged in out-and-out equine theft, 'stealing' a 30-second next substation (:56.4 half),. That made the job of ever every non-Kiwi in the race much tougher. Bit of Legend N finished his work night (1:25.1, 1:52.3), whipping Cooperstown (Greg Merton) by a unpressured length. Somewhere in L A, The Real One (Pat Lachance) and Mach it So (Brent Holland) rounded out the payees. For Bit of a Legend N, an 8-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight owned by Harry von Knoblauch Stable and trained by Peter Tritton, it was his sixth win in 20 '17 tries. The exacta paid $25.20, with the triple returning $153.50. Frank Drucker

Cracking New Zealand bred harness racing five-year-old Lets Chase The Dream will resume after an absence of almost five months and will have his first start for Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr when he contests the $7 Pints At JPs Every Friday Night Pace over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night. A winner at 13 of his 33 starts and $469,123 in prizemoney, Lets Chase The Dream was purchased by prominent West Australian owners Beth Richardson, Danny Roberts and Sue Beven after the horse finished a nose second to Classie Brigade at Rangiora on April 23 this year.    Hall said that Lets Chase The Dream, to be driven by Gary Hall Jnr, from the prized No. 1 barrier on Friday night, had been nominated for the TABtouch Inter Dominion championship series at Gloucester Park in November and December. “We’ll take it easy for a while to see how he goes,” Hall Snr said. “He’s a little bit underdone, but is pretty fit. We will try to lead and he should go well. We don’t want to hand up to Thereugo. He’s working on a par with my good horses, Ohoka Punter and all of them.” Lets Chase The Dream (Bettor's Delight) is an M3-class pacer and should prove far too good for his lower-assessed rivals. He came to Perth in April 2016 when Chris Lewis drove him at his two appearances at Gloucester Park, for a win over Mach Time and Ideal Tyson in a prelude of the WA Derby and a 2m second to Chicago Bull in the Derby final. He was an outstanding two-year-old who twice beat superstar Lazarus in rich Group 1 events. He beat Lazarus by a neck in the $100,000 Cardigan Bay Stakes at Alexandra Park in March 2015 and scored by a length over Motu Premier and the fast-finishing Lazarus in the $156,400 New Zealand Sires Stakes at Addington in May. Shandale was fourth and Chicago Bull finished ninth in the latter event. As a three-year-old, Lets Chase The Dream twice finished second to Lazarus in Group 1 feature events in New Zealand. At his latest start, in a Group 3 classic at Rangiora on April 23 this year, Lets Chase The Dream raced in the breeze in the middle stages of the 2600m event before gaining the one-out, one-back trail at the 1400m. He was switched three wide on the home turn and burst to the front 90m from the post before finishing a nose second to the fast-finishing Classie Brigade, rating 1.55.3, with the final 800m taking 54.1sec. Ken Casellas  

Sixteen-year-old Corey Peterson has bright prospects of landing his first city-class winner at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he drives smart five-year-old Harry Hoo for ace harness racing trainer Gary Hall Snr in the $20,000 TABtouch Inter Dominion Starts November 24 Pace. He also has excellent prospects in an earlier race, the www.perthinterdominion.com.au Pace, in which he will drive stylish last-start winner Mcclinchie. Harry Hoo, a winner at 12 of his 48 starts, drops in class and has the ability to overcome the disadvantage of starting out wide at barrier seven in the 2536m event. He was tenth on the pegs at the bell before finishing strongly into sixth place behind Shandale over 2130m last Friday night. He led when running a splendid second to El Hombre two starts before that. Harry Hoo (Bettor's Delight), who has a losing sequence of nine, will clash with The Errol Ashcroft-trained mare Forever Remembered, who will start from the outside of the front line, but looks a realistic chance in this moderate company. She is capable of unwinding a spirited late burst, similar to her sparkling sprint which carried her to a thrilling victory over Maia Maguire and Foxy Dame three starts ago. Mcclinchie impressed at his first start for Hall when he finished strongly from fifth at the bell to beat El Hombre and Messi over 2536m last Friday night. Mcclinchie will start from the No. 4 barrier on the front line, with El Hombre on the outside at barrier nine. El Hombre, to be driven by Chris Lewis, was gallant in defeat behind Mcclinchie last week after racing in the breeze for most of the journey but gets a good chance to turn the tables this week. Ken Casellas

Superstar pacer Chicago Bull will start the most ambitious campaign of his illustrious harness racing career when he contests the $25,000 Howard Porter Memorial over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night and he is forward enough in condition to notch his 23rd victory at his 35th start, despite drawing out wide at barrier seven. Champion trainer Gary Hall Snr was somewhat guarded in his prediction, saying: “he will go close.” Chicago Bull (Bettor's Delight) will be making his first appearance for eight weeks and will be strongly fancied to extend his winning sequence to seven. He took his earnings to $932,049 when he began speedily from the No. 4 barrier, set the pace and won convincingly from The Bucket List and Our Jericho at a 1.55.9 rate over 2130m on July 14. The five-year-old is being set for the rich summer carnival treble of the TABtouch Inter Dominion championship, the Fremantle Cup and WA Pacing Cup. His clash in the Inters with sensational New Zealand five-year-old Lazarus should provide spectacular action. Hall hinted that his son Gary Hall Jnr would drive Chicago Bull conservatively and would rely on the gelding’s renowned dazzling finishing burst. Hall Snr holds a strong hand in Friday night’s race in which he will also be represented by Run Oneover and Beaudiene Boaz. Stuart McDonald will drive Run Oneover from the coveted No. 1 barrier on the front line and Nathan Turvey has been engaged to handle Beaudiene Boaz, who will start from the inside of the back line. Hall Snr who has won the Porter Memorial with Make The Rules (1999), Its Written In The Stars (2000) and Crusader Banner (2015), said he expected Run Oneover to prove hard to beat, predicting that the six-year-old would set the pace and would not be placed under undue pressure. Run Oneover led from barrier two and after a scorching third quarter of the final mile in 26.8sec. held on doggedly to win from Our Jimmy Johnstone last Friday night. Hall Snr said that $1 million pacer Beaudiene Boaz was “going super” and was poised for a strong effort at his first start for eight weeks. Oakford trainer Ross Olivieri will be represented by Sheer Rocknroll (resuming after a spell) and Jambiani (a fast-finishing last-start winner). Sheer Rocknroll, to be driven for the first time by Morgan Woodley, is a winner of 22 races and should be prominent from the No. 2 barrier on the front line. Sheer Rocknroll, the only mare in the race, warmed up for her first-up assignment after an absence of 12 weeks with a most impressive trial win at Pinjarra on Sunday morning when she led and won by four lengths from talented stablemate Im Full of Excuses, rating 1.56.2 over 2185m. Shannon Suvaljko will drive Jambiani, who will start from barrier four on the front line. Jambiani was a 95/1 outsider driven by McDonald when he was fifth, three back on the pegs at the bell, before flashing home to beat Ideal Alice and Run 0neover at a 1.55 rate in the 2536m August Cup last Friday week. The Michael Brennan trained The Bucket List will have admirers from barrier five. Now an eight-year-old, The Bucket List finished solidly when second to the pacemaker Bettors Fire in the Porter Memorial 12 months ago. Adding further interest to Friday night’s event will be the return to racing of seven-year-old Simply Susational, who will be driven by Ryan Warwick for trainer Skye Bond. He will start from barrier two on the back line and is capable of unwinding with a powerful finishing burst. Dual WA Pacing Cup winner My Hard Copy (Clint Hall) and Americanbootscoota (Chris Lewis), a winner at eight of his past 13 starts, fared badly in the random draw and face difficult tasks from barriers eight and nine, respectively. Ken Casellas

WILKES-BARRE PA - Pasultimatedelite N ($28.80) delighted in getting the ultimate good trip in the pocket, then came on to catch odds-on pacesetter Marlee B to win the $16,500 harness racing mares pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Andrew McCarthy, guiding his fourth winner of the night, sent the daughter of Bettors Delight to the lead in the 26.3 initial stanza, then yield to the quarter-move of Marlee B and sat behind her through middle splits of 55 and 1:23. When crunch time came, Pasultimatedelite N could summon a little more than her rival, winning by a length and lowering her lifetime mark a tick to 1:51.2. Mark Kesmodel conditions the career winner of $289,165 for owners Patrick O'Brien and George Hartman. Tomorrow morning The Downs will be conducting the draw for the four $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships for two-year-olds, with $50,000 consolations also on the docket if they fill. These races will be conducted on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, when Pocono will be switching over its Monday post time to the twilight time of 4:30 p.m., a start time in effect for that day for the rest of the meet. PHHA / Pocono  

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Odds-on Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $3.30) paid a price for the lead, then made his harness racing opponents pay the price for giving it to him Saturday night (Aug. 19th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $55,000 Open Handicap Pace. In the hunt early from assigned post position No. 6, the 2016 George Levy Series winner took over from 21-1 shot Caviart Luca (George Brennan) just after a zippy :26.3 opening quarter-mile. A rated, :29.1 next substation (:55.4 half) was going to make the people's preference tough to catch. Melmerby Beach (Greg Merton) and Mach it So (Brent Holland) tried it from first- and second-over, respectively, as Bit of a Legend N found a 1:24.2 three-quarters. He widened to 2¼ lengths in and out of the final turn, then held Caviart Luca at bay. The margin was measured three-quarters of a length in 1:51.3. Bakersfield (Mark MacDonald) and Melmerby Beach hit the line together for third, with Mach it So settling for the final pay envelope. For Bit of a Legend N, an 8-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight owned by Harry von Knoblauch Stable and trained by Peter Tritton, it was his fifth win in 17 '17 tries. The exacta paid $33.50, with the triple returning $89.50 (Bakersfield third) and $92 (Melmerby Beach third). Prior to the race, Tritton spoke of von Knoblauch, who passed away early this month at age 90. "Harry was a gentleman who enjoyed racing and not afraid to spend money to get good horses. His daughters want to keep the stable going, and I'm fortunate to train for them." Bit Of A Legend's official lifetime record is as follows; Down Under - 63 starts for 20 wins, 15 seconds and 4 thirds for $810,101 North America - 45 starts for 17 wins 10 seconds and 4 thirds for $1,101,920 Total - 108 starts for 37 wins, 25 seconds and 8 thirds for $1,939,521 Bit Of A Legend Yonkers offers up the sixth of eight consecutive Sunday matinees (Aug. 13th), with a first post of 12:30 PM. Frank Drucker

Arsenic (Bettor's Delight) has been a favorite of the betting public. The Heidi Rohr-trained pacer had been the top choice of the bettors in six consecutive starts competing at four different harness racing tracks heading into his try in Saturday night's feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Arsenic was once again the favorite on Saturday and would wind up first over in the $11,250 feature. Billy Dobson piloted the four year old pacer as he cruised past the leader before opening up a big lead. Arsenic prevailed by better than three lengths in a mile paced in 1:52.3. The win was one of four on the card for Dobson who holds a big lead in the local driver standings. The Arsenic victory was one of three on the night for Rohr whose Beachy Dream prevailed earlier in the night. Her Burkes Bandit scored in the evening's finale to complete the training triple. Live racing resumes on Tuesday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 7:05pm. Mike Sardella

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 31 - Harness racing trainer Dave Menary was expected to win Monday's second leg of the Dream Maker at Mohawk Racetrack, but it was the least likely of his two starters to come through with the victory. Menary trainee Trump That was the overwhelming favourite in a field of five two-year-old pacing colts and geldings competing for $14,000. Trump That enjoyed a two-hole ride and took the lead in the stretch, but couldn't kick away from his rivals and got picked off by a charging Dragon Time and driver James MacDonald. Dragon Time sat fourth throughout the opening stages before hitting full flight in the stretch and getting up to win in 1:53. The gelded son of Bettor's Delight paced a :27.3 final-quarter to win by a half a length. Brackley Beach finished third, while Albergo Hanover was fourth. Webmaster Hanover showed the way until the top of the lane and posted fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:24.2. He faded back to finish fifth. Owned by Menary Racing Inc, Michael Guerriero, Larry Menary and Alan Alber, Dragon Time was a $50,000 purchase at last October's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The Bettors Delight gelding now has two wins in four starts and $19,180 banked. Dragon Time paid $11.20 to win. Dragon Time The $39,800 Dream Maker Series final will take place next Monday (August 7). Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A special post time of 6 p.m. is in effect due to the RCMP Musical Ride performance taking place during Tuesday's card. Mark McKelvie

Bit Of A Legend N (Bettor's Delight) was the runner-up in the 2016 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace contested at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Peter Tritton-trained standout wound up second best to former harness racing Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit. On Saturday night, Bit Of A Legend N was dismissed at odds of 15-1 as he took part in his second consecutive $260,000 Gerrity Pace. Driver Jordan Stratton sat patiently with the talented eight year old as a grueling pace was being set. There wasn't a dull moment throughout as top rivals were slugging it out from the word "go." The opening quarter went in 26.4 before the first half was clocked in 54.3. The field bunched up after three quarters in 1:21.2 and longshot Bit Of A Legend N powered up three wide around the final turn. From fifth at the head of the stretch to first at the wire, Bit Of A Legend stopped the timer in 1:50.3 exacting his revenge from last year's defeat in the Gerrity with an impressive win in the ninth annual installment of the race in honor of the former Chairman of the Board at Saratoga who passed away in 2005. 36-1 shot Mach It So (Dave Miller) came on for second while Boston Red Rocks (Brett Miller) earned the show spot. Bit Of A Legend N returned $32.10 to win and led an exacta and triple that came back $1,037 and $5,295, respectively. Bit Of A Legend N The fourteen race program featured a track record performance by Funknwaffles (American Ideal) in the NY Sire Stakes as he became the fastest three year old pacer in track history by prevailing in 1:50.4. Funknwaffles Also, the fastest trotting time and pacing time of the year were set on Saturday as Gural Hanover (Matt Kakaley) trotted to victory in 1:54 and Luck Be Withyou (Brett Miller) scored in 1:49.2, the third fastest time in track history on what was a sensational night of racing at Saratoga. Luck Be Withyou Heaven's Gait - New York Sire Stakes Live racing continues on Tuesday evening featuring NY Sire Stakes action with first post time set for 7:05pm. Mike Sardella

WASHINGTON, PA, July 17, 2017 -- Cult Icon used a decisive first-over move to carry her to victory in a stake-record 1:53.1 in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for harness racing freshman filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Real Fine and Dance For Kisses taking the other splits. Cult Icon was third down the backside when she targeted the leader, Ana Hanover, with a brush so powerful it took her driver, Tyler Smith, by surprise. "They told me she doesn't like to do a lot of work, but when I moved her, she went right on by," Smith said. "Off the turn I called on her, and she paced straight through the wire. I think she'll get even better. She really hadn't seen fractions like she saw today, and she paced right through them." Cult Icon held off Round The Beach by 3/4 lengths while Ana Hanover saved show. The time erased the previous stake mark of 1:53.4 established by Rusty's Bliss in 2013. Trent Stohler trains the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Yankee Icon for Trent Stohler Stable, Tim Graber, Single G Stable and Stately Gaits Stable. Real Fine had faced the starter four times, including baby races, and jumped it off on three occasions. But winning driver Dave Palone exonerated her from blame. "I always loved her attitude, and a lot of those mistakes really weren't her fault," Palone said. "She's a sweetheart of a filly; she tries real hard. I think she'll go nowhere but forward from here." In Monday's stake, Real Fine moved first over from third before heading back to the cones for a quick breather. She came on again in the lane and downed Come Get The Cash by 1/2 length in 1:55 with early leader Fine Art third. Ron Burke conditions the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Real Touch for Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Tony Hall had to use Dance For Kisses twice -- once for an early seat from post 8, once when she challenged the leader three wide near the three-quarters -- but the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Thirsty For Kisses, responded beautifully, prevailing in 1:56. Some Renditions was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, while Pink It Up completed the ticket. "We had a 35-1 shot loose on the front end, so I wanted to make sure I was in the outer flow," Hall said. "I was kind of worried about that (being three wide), but she kept hold of the bit and kept marching forward." Justin Lebo trains Dance For Kisses for Crawford Farms Racing. Jim Pantaleano piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Tuesday's program at The Meadows features the Sand Tart, a $159,852 PA Sites Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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