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CHESTER PA - 2017 Jugette winner Caviart Ally, despite being first-over and then facing a flying Princess Fabulosa late, nonetheless dug in to record a neck victory over her late-charging rival in the $18,000 distaff harness racing featured pace at Harrah's Philadelphia Friday afternoon. The daughter of Bettor's Delight, trained by Noel Daley for the Caviart Farms, was sent uncovered near the half by Andrew McCarthy, grinded up to take over command late on the turn, and then withstood the bold late move from third-over Princess Fabulosa, stopping the timer in 1:52 on a rain-dulled track. The winner of $828,510 may be ready to take on tougher competition after remaining undefeated in two seasonal outings. Josert Fonseca, whose competitive sulky career began by handling Hambletonian winner Pinkman in a qualifying victory last year, also won with his first pari-mutuel drive here Friday, guiding Brothers N Arms, a full brother to Father Patrick and Pastor Stephen, to a 1:57 victory. The 29-year-old Fonseca, a native of Costa Rica who came to the U.S. when he was eight, showed the patience of a veteran as he sat in the two-hole behind Keystone Sergeant, then went inside at headstretch and gained into the 28.4 last quarter for the easy triumph. It was also the maiden victory for Brothers N Arms, who is trained by Jimmy Takter for Owners, SRF Stable, Courant Inc., and Christina Takter. Here's a look at the Harrah's Race Office (484 490 2222) and what its activities are next week: DAY OF DRAW DRAWING FOR ADDITIONAL NOTES Monday 5-21 Friday 5-25 6:30 post time Fri nite 5-25 Tuesday 5-22 SUNDAY 5-27 SUPER SUNDAY AT HARRAH'S PHILLY--12:40 $150,000 Maxie Lee Trot (open) $150,000 Betsy Ross Pace (fillies and mares) $150,000 Commodore Barry Pace (open) Great Northeast Open races for these classes Pennsylvania Sire Stake - 3YO pacing fillies 5/8 mile dash for "nw10000L5" pacers Wednesday 5-23 Monday 5-28 SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY LIVE CARD - 12:40 Pennsylvania Stallion Series - 3YO pacing fillies 1¼ mile race for "nw4000L5" trotters Thursday 5-24 Wednesday 5-30 NOTE: Make changes 3:30-5:00 Fri the 25th Friday 5-25 Thursday 5-31 PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER PA - The Donato Hanover gelding Deep Impact, glad to see no Hannelore Hanovers or any other bearcats on the track with him, made two speed moves and went on to an in-control harness racing victory in the $17,000 trotting feature at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday, touring the sloppy oval in 1:53.4. Trainer Ãke Svanstedt, who took over conditioning of the winner of $184,735 before the campaign, saw his new charge earn a first and a second in the Shiaway St Pat series at The Meadowlands before facing the cream of his division in the Cutler last week. Svanstedt took sulky duty Thursday and sent his charge to the front, briefly yielded then retook in front of the stands, and the pair came home solidly in 56.1 to keep a resilient EI EI O at bay by 1¼ lengths for the Van Camp Trotting Corporation. The 1:53.4 clocking was also achieved by Watkins and driver Brett Miller in the $14,500 trotting co-feature. Looking buried as the fourth-in horse late in the backstretch, Watkins found room to move as the outer tier collapsed, swung wide for the stretch battle and caught favored You're Majestic by a half-length. Jack Franklin trains the Striking Sahbra gelding, still going strong at age 11 and with $869,280 in the bank, for owner Thomas Ceraso Jr. Driver Tim Tetrick, after winning five races at Philly on Wednesday, came back with four more triumphs on Thursday, giving him 28 visits to Victory Lane at the riverside oval in May. PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER PA - Lifetime Trust, a frequent visitor to the harness racing tote board after races, today visited Victory Lane after overcoming a hard trip to win the $17,000 distaff pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia Wednesday while taking a new mark of 1:52. Andrew McCarthy was behind the daughter of Bettor's Delight, who went forward for a second time in the second half and caught pacesetting favorite Moments Of Joy by half a length for trainer Richard Ringler and the Ringler Stable LLC. In a pair of $16,000 co-features, McCarthy took a second win with the Well Said mare Smileandsaycheese, who parlayed a perfect second-over trip to a new speed badge of 1:51.4 in the pacing event for trainer Timothy Lancaster (who also doubled), co-owner with Mark and Joy Lancaster, while the trot fell to the Explosive Matter gelding Lucky Matter, now winner of two straight after crossing the wire in 1:55.2 for driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Chris Beaver, the latter co-owner with Synerco Ventures Inc. and David Lang. The most impressive winner of the day came 8738 miles (14064 km) from his last start to make his mark, as the Live Or Die gelding Robbie Burns N moved after the quarter and came his last ¾ in 1:22.3 while stopping the timer in a blistering 1:50.1 in his North American debut. Trainer Joshua Parker and driver Art Stafford Jr. have now won five straight races between here and Harrington with New Zealand imports, and this one gave every indication there is even better to come from him for his ownership, trainer Parker, Nanticoke Racing Inc. Barry Spedden, and the Prestige Stable. The track's leading driver, Tim Tetrick, won five times today, including with the longest-priced horse of the day, That Man Of Mine ($29.40, race 1). PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

The Great Northeast Series rolled on Sunday (May 13th) at Harrah's Philadelphia with the open pacers in harness racing action going for a purse of $30,000 each. The first division featured the return of soon-to-be million dollar pacer Mel Mara (Corey Callahan), who qualified sharply in 1:51.3 over the PHL oval in preparation for his return. His bid for victory at first asking as a 9-year-old was hampered however by a break after the quarter due to a broken hopple hanger. The day belonged to the Jake Leamon trainee Rockeyed Optimist (Brett Miller) who was making his third start off of a layoff. The 7-year-old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover was content to sit behind the speed of early pace-setter Barimah A (Andy Miller) before beginning a first-over grind just shy of the half. After a spirited battle for the lead, Rockeyed Optimist was able to sustain his bid, winning by a neck in 1:50.2 over a hard charging Always At My Place (Dave Miller). Feeling Cam Lucky (George Napolitano Jr.) finished third. The fractions were :26.4, :56, and 1:23.1, with a final time of 1:50.2. Rockeyed Optimist wins for the 31st time in his career for the ownership group of Perretti, Berkner, Battaglia, and the A&B Stables. His earnings are now over $625,000. The second division featured the North American debut of Heaven Rocks A (Dave Miller). The overseas purchase of the Let It Ride Stables, Dana Parham, and Misty Miller was coming off of a solid 1:51.1 qualifier at the Meadowlands, which included a :26.3 final quarter vs. freshman champion pacer Lost In Time. At the start, it was the two outside horses put into play early. Western Fame (Mark MacDonald) crossed over from post 8, but was quickly overtaken by the red-hot Rodeo Romeo (George Napolitano Jr.) After enjoying a mostly uncontested lead, he was engaged by Heaven Rocks A at the 1/8th pole, but was able to gamely hold off the overseas import to win by a nose in 1:49.4. Boston Red Rocks (Brett Miller) finished third. It was the 13th career win for the 6-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover, and his fourth win in his last 5 starts. It was his second straight triumph in the series. He is owned by Oompa's Farm and Bob Mondillo, and trained by Chris Ryder. Michael Bozich

CHESTER PA - Bettorhaveanother and harness racing driver Yannick Gingras pulled a mild upset in the $18,000 featured pace for distaffs Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, turning back favored Princess Fabulosa by 1¼ lengths in 1:50.4. The Bettor's Delight mare and Gingras dashed right to the top and cut relatively tame (for this type) fractions of 27.1 and 56.1. With Princess Fabulosa coming first-up from third, Bettorhaveanother turned on the afterburners with a 26.4 third quarter, stopping the timer at that point in 1:22.4, then tacked on a 27.3 last quarter to hold off her tough rival. Ron Burke conditions the winner of $340,377 for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. (Burke also conditions the winner of last week's winner in this class, Windsun Glory, who steps up to Great Northeast Series competition on Sunday night at Pocono.) Hard-knocking older pacers are set to threaten the 1:50 barrier given good weather on Sunday afternoon, as Harrah's hosts two $30,000 divisions of the Great Northeast Open Series. The first division is wide-open, as reflected in the fact that the morning line favorite is 4-1 Feeling Cam Lucky, going for his fourth win in a row as he takes a big stepup in class. A bit more sure of a favorite is Rodeo Romeo (3-1) in the second division, although he like Feeling Cam Lucky must start from post seven in a field of eight. Rodeo Romeo posted the fastest mile of the year at Pocono last Saturday in the first round of the Great Northeast, winning in 1:49.2. His biggest competition may come from Heaven Rocks A, who makes his North American debut here after racing with honor against the very best Australasian pacers Down Under. PHHA / Harrah’s Philadelphia

CHESTER PA - Moonshiner Hanover, a four-year-old son of Andover Hall who won over $420,000 at two and three, looks like he may soon be ready for big-league harness racing competition after a second straight 1:53.4 victory in the $17,000 trotting feature at Harrah's Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. David Miller moved Moonshiner Hanover to the lead by the 28 quarter and never looked back from there, posting middle splits of 57.1 and 1:24.4 en route to a 4¾-length runaway victory. Trainer Christopher Beaver also owns a share of the highly -promising trotter with Synerco Ventures Inc. and Bill Manes. Top event for the "seasoned" trotting set was a $14,500 contest that saw another son of Andover Hall, the gelding Ataboy Hanover, get in under the "nw 7 races" AE condition and then visit Victory Lane for the third straight time after stopping the timer in a new personal best of 1:54.1. Also taking the front end after the quarter, Ataboy Hanover (like Moonshiner a Hanover graduate) had enough late to withstand a late burst from third-in Wheelsandthelegman by a neck for driver Eric Carlson and trainer Mark Harder, the latter sharing ownership with Rick Phillips and Deena Rachel Frost. PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER PA - An immediate success upon the conducting of its first leg last week, the Great Northeast Open Series returns this Sunday with more first-rate harness racing for the older set, with two $30,000 divisions of the open pace at Harrah's Philadelphia in the afternoon, and then, 100 miles up the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, open trotters and filly and mare pacers will each contest a single division for the same bounty during a nighttime card. In the first of the two open paces at Philly, Feeling Cam Lucky (PP7, driver George Napolitano Jr.) takes a very big step up in class as he pursues his fourth straight victory, coming off a 1:49.4 victory in his last start. Providing strong competition should be Mel Mara (1, Corey Callahan), a 1:47 pacer making his seasonal bow, and Christen Me N (8, Tim Tetrick), the Down Under star. George Napolitano Jr. will come right back from post seven in the other Philly open pace with Rodeo Romeo, who in the series first leg paced the fastest mile of the year at Pocono Downs, 1:49.2 for his third wins in his most recent four starts. An interesting newcomer is Heaven Rocks A (4, David Miller), who shows racing the very best horses in Australasia over the winter (which is their summer); he is making his North American debut here. Up at Pocono, the open trotters will parade trackward first, with the winner of the first leg at Philly, Rubber Deck (6, Joe Bongiorno), looking to make it two straight. His biggest threat may be just inside him in Will Take Charge (Tim Tetrick), a streaking Canadian who came within a neck of 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover at The Meadowlands last week. Making her 2018 bow in the mares pace is the now-5-year-old Pure Country (6, Mark MacDonald), returning to the track after her unprecedented sweep of her division's titles at ages 2, 3, and 4. She'll have to be on her game to defeat Nike Franco N (3, Tim Tetrick), who figures to be better this time around after finishing third in her seasonal bow last week. The Great Northeast Open Series, co-sponsored by the two host tracks and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association, will be featuring $30,000 races for these three classes throughout the summer, with participants earning points in hopes of making their respective $100,000 Championships at Pocono on Sunday, September 2. Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association, in conjunction with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia racetracks

CHESTER PA - Caviart Ally, one of last season's top three-year-old fillies, made a powerful 2018 harness racing debut at Harrah's Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, capturing the $17,000 featured distaff pace in 1:50.4, with back fractions of 55 and 27.1. Andrew McCarthy sent the daughter of Bettor's Delight to the top early and never looked back, winning by four lengths for trainer Noel Daley and the ownership of Caviart Farms. Last season, Caviart Alley was the straight-heat winner of the Jugette, and also captured the Bluegrass along with two legs and the final of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes; the win Wednesday upped her bankroll to $819,510. There were a pair of $16,000 co-features, one on both gaits. In the pace, the Rock N Roll Heaven gelding Bunkdunk came up from the Delaware-Maryland circuit and promptly swept by the field late in 1:51.4. A winner of five straight prior to a loss before coming to Philly, Bunkdunk got back on the winning track here, with Anthony Morgan in the sulky for trainer Brian Malone and owner Peter Paul Venturini. Crystal Fashion showed no problems handling a six-month layoff and a tough two-move trip, taking his trotting rivals with a 2¾-length victory in 1:54.2. A Breeders Crown elim winner before breaking in the final, the Cantab Hall gelding may be one to watch for in the upcoming classics for driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim Campbell, and Fashion Farms LLC. PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

Feeling Cam Lucky (George Napolitano Jr.) continued his winning ways on Sunday in the featured harness racing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a pace for non-winners of $20,000 in their last 5 starts. Fitting under the non-winners of 9 races portion of the condition, the 6-year-old gelding by the great sire Camluck picked up his third straight win for Owner/Trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera. Starting from post 7, Feeling Cam Lucky floated out early, before pouncing on the leader to clear at the quarter (:26.3). He was dominant after that - turning away the first-over challenge of Gerard N Mo (Dave Miller) to win by an in-hand length in 1:49.4, a life's best. Emeritus Maximus (Tim Tetrick) finished second, while Hall Bro (Brett Miller) closed sharply after being shuffled to finish third. It was career win nine for Feeling Cam Lucky. The victory puts him over $186,000 in career earnings. Michael Bozich

CHESTER PA - Trotter Rubber Duck and pacing mare Darlinonthebeach, the two crowd choices, were the winners in the inaugural harness racing events of the $1.8 million Great Northeast Open Series on a special Derby Day Saturday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia. The Great Northeast Series will feature three $30,000 races a week between Harrah's and Pocono Downs, with the Open pacers racing at one track and the other two classes at the other, then "flipping" the next week, racing all summer for a chance to compete in $100,000 Championships on September 2. Since Pocono's traditional Derby Day feature is the Van Rose for the older pacers, the Philly card featured the other two events. Rubber Duck certainly didn't have it easy in his open trotting event, but he proved a solid winner for driver Joe and trainer Jennifer Bongiorno in 1:52.3. The Muscle Mass ridgling got away midpack in a field of seven, then came up on a relentless grind. The winner, now a member of the half-million dollar earnings club with a bankroll of $505,401 after this triumph, put away pacesetter Rock Of Cashel at headstretch, then kept the rallies of Opulent Yankee (inside) and Lord Cromwell (outside) at bay to the wire for owners Blair and Ema Corbeil (ironically, residents of Alberta, where the harness fare is strictly pacing). Darlinonthebeach, who became a millionaireness in her seasonal debut last week, had a much easier journey than did Rubber Duck in taking the mares pacing event. Driver Victor Kirby had the Nifty Norman trainee perfectly placed behind first-over Dude'salady, then swung three-wide on the far bend, accelerating through the lane to win easily in 1:51.1. Joe Bongiorno completed a good Great Northeast debut by rallying 22-1 shot Diva's Image through a stretch seam for the deuce, while Nike Franco N rallied for third and is likely to benefit from this 2018 debut contest. Darlinonthebeach, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Darlin's Delight who has been near the top of her division for her previous three years of racing, looks like she'll be among the top of the distaffs at least early this season as well for owner/breeder White Birch Farm. PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER PA - Windsun Glory, a mare looking to be on her way to better things, posted her second straight victory at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, posting a clear victory in the $18,000 distaff pacing mares feature at the riverside oval. Driver Yannick Gingras moved the Mach Three mare to the lead in front of the stands and held sway from there, stepping home in 55.2 to equal her 1:51.3 winning clocking of last week. Princess Fabulosa, beset by almost every form of bad racing luck known to man and horse - a second-tier draw, early interference, a shuffling to last, a three-wide move most of the backstretch continuing to two-wide on the turn - still came on to be a very good second, 2¼ lengths behind the winner. Ron Burke, the leading trainer at the young meet, conditions the winner of $260,665 for Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva Stables LLC, and Lawrence Karr. Windsun Glory went over the quarter-million dollar plateau winning last week; the Camluck mare Cousin Mary did it today ($250,240) in the $14,500 distaff subfeature, and she went even faster than "Glory," taking a new mark of 1:51. Corey Callahan, who like Tim Tetrick had three sulky successes on the day, reserved Cousin Mary off a contested pace, made one decisive backstretch brush to the lead, and then left the field in her wake for trainer Andrew Harris and owner Jeffrey Williamson. A special Kentucky Derby Saturday card will be featured at Harrah's tomorrow at 12:40, with the inaugural events of the summerlong $1.8 million Great Northeast Open Series headlining - a $30,000 trot with the likes of Rock Of Cashel, Opulent Yankee, and Melady's Monet, and a $30,000 mares pace including Nike Franco N, Lispatty, and Darlinonthebeach.   Jerry Connors

CHESTER PA - Favored Perseverance seemed to have everything going his way in the $18,000 trotting feature at Harrah's Philadelphia Thursday - two of his six rivals made breaks before the quarter, and another harness racing rival, who had suffered early interference, made a crucial break after gaining the lead on the far turn - but waiting in the wings behind him was Fashion Creditor, who came strongly in the stretch to nip the chalk by a neck in 1:54.3. Perseverance went quickly to the top from the outside seven, with second choice Sir John F jumping early and then Common Parlance making a break right at the 27.3 quarter, bothering Fraser Ridge. The leader got a cheap second split of 30 seconds, but down the backstretch Fraser Ridge, a winner of almost $400,000 making his seasonal bow, swept right past Perseverance as the ¾ pole was reached in 1:25. Nearing midturn, though, the script changed again as Fraser Ridge lost composure and went into the infield, giving the favorite another life. But Fashion Creditor and driver Marcus Miller, who had enjoyed the cushy trip in the golden chair, made their move at headstretch and had enough to take the measure of Perseverance nearing the wire. Tom Fanning trains the Credit Winner gelding, now a winner of $425,622, for owner Joseph Smith. FINISHING LINES - Rock Of Cashel, winner of two straight at Harrah's, and 1:48 mare Nike Franco N, in her 2018 debut, have been accorded morning line favoritism for the two $30,000 events on Saturday's special Kentucky Derby Day card that will kick off the summerlong $1.8M Great Northeast Open Series, to be raced at Harrah's and Pocono. Tim Tetrick, who has taken the lead early in the meet's dash victory battle, is scheduled to drive both favorites - Rock Of Cashel from post three in the trotters contest, and Nike Franco N from post five in the mares pace. PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER PA - The Big Jim mare Stormtracker, second and third in Burning Point series legs at The Meadowlands and beaten only three lengths in the final, enjoyed the drop in company on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, lowering her mark to 1:51.3 while winning the $17,000 featured conditioned pace for distaffs. Tim Tetrick, engaged in a hot battle with George Napoiltano Jr. for early meet supremacy among the drivers, made an early move to the lead with Stormtracker and continued in command from there, with identical halves of 55.4 leaving her a clear winner. Linda Toscano conditions the winner - and we do mean "winner," as she is now 8 for 15 lifetime - for Enviro Stable LTD, Camelot Stable Inc., The Bay's Stable LLC, and John Mehlenbacher. In a pair of $16,000 conditioned co-features, the pace was won by the Bettor's Delight gelding Commentariat, driven by Andrew McCarthy to a new mark of 1:51.4 for trainer Noel Daley and the Caviart Farms, while the trot saw Moonshiner Hanover, a winner of over $400,000 at 2 and 3, make his 2018 debut a triumphant one, the son of Andover Hall finishing in 1:53.4 for driver David Miller and trainer Christopher Beaver, the latter co-owner with Synerco Ventures Inc. and Bill Manes. The "Miller Gang" was again riding high at Philly on Wednesday, with nine wins among them - David four, Andy three, and Marcus two. Harrah's Philadelphia will be hosting a special Kentucky Derby Day card on Saturday at 12:40 p.m., with the features the inaugural events in the $1.8M Great Northeast Open Series, with $30,000 contests for trotters (Opulent Yankee, Melady's Monet, Rock Of Cashel) and pacing mares (Darlinonthebeach, Nike Franco N, Lispatty).   Jerry Connors

There wasn't anything lucky about the performance of Feeling Cam Lucky (G. Napolitano Jr) in Sunday's featured harness racing event at Harrah's Philadelphia - A pace for non winners of $20,000 in their last 5 starts or non-winners of 9 races or $90,000. The purse was $18,000. Starting from post 6, the 6-year-old gelding by Camluck made a 3-wide quarter brush to the top, and was super game to the wire, outfighting an equally persistent Shneonucrzydiamnd A (Eric Goodell) to win by one length in 1:50.2. Kid PK (Tony Morgan) finished third. It was the career start 100 for Feeling Cam Lucky, notching his 8th career win for Owner/Trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera. The win puts the gelding just over $175,000 in career earnings. He returned $14.00 for a $2 winning mutuel, keying an exacta worth $66.80, a trifecta worth $534.00, and a superfecta tallying $1,061.50 for a $0.50 cent wager. Live racing returns Wednesday at Harrah's Philadelphia, with a start time of 12:25 PM Eastern. Michael Bozich

WILKES-BARRE PA - The fastest of the northeastern U.S.'s older performers will have approximately $1,800,000 of weekly competition available to them in the May through September period, as the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA), in conjunction with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono (Pocono) and Harrah's Philadelphia (Philly), introduces the Great Northeast Open Series for quality harness racing male pacers and trotters and fast-class mare pacers. The series will provide racing opportunities for these three classes every week, going for $30,000. The fast-class pacers will compete at either Pocono or Philly (Saturdays except at Pocono, Sundays at Philly), with the trotters and mare pacers forming a doubleheader at the other track on Sundays. An exception comes during opening week, on Kentucky Derby Saturday (May 5), when the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational at Pocono starts that division's series action that Saturday night, and the trotters and mares will tussle on a special Saturday afternoon card at Philly. All the races at Pocono are night events, and all the Philly action during the afternoon. There will be as well $30,000 series races on Sunday, May 27, the "Super Sunday" Invitational card at Philly, and for the open pacers on June 23 (Pocono) and July 1 (Philly), during the period when Pocono features its Sun Stakes Saturday eliminations and finals, which includes the Franklin Pace for older pacers. (The May 27 Super Sunday races at Philly count for points in the series; the Franklin races do not.) Horses will earn points on a 50-25-12-8-5-4-3-2-1 (9th onward) finish, with 25 points awarded for each start to encourage continuous competition in the Great Northeast Series. The top pointearners will be eligible for their respective $100,000 Great Northeast finals, which will be held at Pocono on Sunday, September 2, at a distance of 1¼ miles (providing a division fills at least six legs). September 2 is also the night of the $1,000,000+ Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships for three-year-olds, also to be held at Pocono, which should make that Labor Day Weekend night of racing one of the best in all of harness racing. There will be no nominating or starting fees for the Great Northeast Series. The normal declaration days are: at Pocono, Monday for Saturday events and Tuesday for Sunday; at Philly, Wednesday for Sunday (but always check with the racing offices in case of a holiday rearrangement). Scratch time is usually the day following. Trainers and owners will be limited to one starter per event in the weekly legs, and two entrants in the Finals. A minimum of seven entrants will be required to race a weekly event. Any questions about the Great Northeast Series, and confirmation for declaring/scratching dates and times, should be directed to the Racing Secretary at the two host ovals - Joe Auger at Chester, 484 490 2222, and Rick Kane at Pocono, 570 831 2228. Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association, in conjunction with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia racetracks              

CHESTER PA - Harness racing driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera, the 2017 champions in their respective categories at Harrah's Philadelphia, combined for their second feature win of the week at Philly, on Friday clicking with the American Ideal mare JK Jazzitup in 1:53.2 in the $18,000 headliner for distaffs. Napolitano, the leading driver at the meet in the young season, got JK Jazzitup to the front just past the middle of turn one, then forced million-dollar winner Regil Elektra to be hard-used to clear to the lead after the 27.2 quarter. The winner continued to sit the golden trip behind the pacesetter to headstretch, then ducked inside and had plenty of time to rally for a half-length victory while equaling her lifetime mark, taken in a Lexington qualifier at two. Hold It Hanover, who didn't seem to like taking the turns much, overcame a rough trip to be a strong second, a neck ahead of second-over Givemeyourheart. JK Jazzitup, coming in from Yonkers, has been a model of consistency this year - the triumph raised her 2018 stats to 12-6-5-1, and she has earned $88,925 already this campaign. Garcia-Herrera also owns the winner with Barbara and Donald Arnstine. When your owner/breeder is Richard Gutnick and you are named Tribute To Seven, you are expected to do good things. And after an undistinguished freshman campaign, the Chapter Seven filly Tribute To Seven showed that she could well be worth a year's wait, as she came out for her 2018 bow and demolished a field of maidens in 1:55.2, with her personal last half in the vicinity of 56. Driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Linda Toscano and Mr. Gutnick may now have a lot to look forward to in the sophomore trotting filly stakes ranks this summer. PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

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