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Foundonabeach (John MacDonald) takes the Vernon Downs Open Trot ($9,000) on Saturday night (June 16). Foundonabeach ($3.80) darted to the front and controlled all the fractions (:29.0, :58.2, 1:26.3, 1:55.1). Owned by Karma Racing Inc. and trained by MacDonald, he had to hold off a late rush by second place finisher Pier Ho Exotic (Jimmy Whittemore). Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) finished third. Foundoanabeach is a 7-year-old gelding by Equinox Bi. It was win number eight on the season and number 24 for his career. MacDonald also won on the night with Lucid Thoughts ($3.50). Claude Huckabone III and Jimmy Whittemore each had two wins on the night as well. Huckabone III reached the finish line with Winkys Gal $4.30 and Gimme the Cash ($6.10). Whittemore won with Golden Kronos ($5.80) and Bloodstockhalltab ($6.20). Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a special Father's Day Matinee (June 17) featuring 10 races with a post time at 1 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Icanflylikeanangel (Corey Brady) took the first of two co-featured trots ($7,900) at Tioga Downs on Saturday (June 16). Kahoku (John Cummings Jr.) went to the front and led to a first quarter in :28.1. Icanflylikeanangel ($4.30) took the lead as they went by the stands the first time and never looked back. Owned by Joseph Hess and trained by Benny Eggers, he went to the half in :56.4, the three-quarters in 1:25.4 and won in 1:55.3. Kahoku was second with Commentary (Mike Merton) finished third. Icanflylikeanangel is a 4-year-old gelding by Archangel. It was win number three this season and career win number eight. In the co-featured trot, Noble Anthony (Mike Simons) came late to run down Wawaree Prefeferred (Jim Taggart Jr.). Wararee Preferred (second) controlled all the early fractions (:28.1, :56.4, 1:25.4). Noble Anthony (Mike Simons) flew down the stretch to win in 1:56.0. My Cherry Pie (Jim Meittinis) was third. Noble Anthony is an 8-year-old gelding by Andover Hall. Simons trains and co-owns the gelding with Albert Abdala III. It was win number five this season and career victory number 28. Driver Jim Taggart Jr. and trainer Gary Messenger teamed up for three wins on the night. The wins came with Justsingalong ($4.60), Connie Keeper ($8.00) and with 2-year-old gelding Chip Chip Conway (Conway Hall-Get Chipped), who won in his career debut. Aaron Byron won three on the night as well. His wins came with Standing Respect ($27.80), One Hand Keg Stand ($12.40), and De Valaria ($4.80). Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 17) featuring a 13 race card plus Osritch and Camel racing. Post time is at 1 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com by John Horne, for Tioga Downs  

Helpisontheway (Tim Tetrick) won the first division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for harness racing trotting colts and geldings ($39,900) at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 15) and in doing so he set the track record for 3-year-old colts with a time of 1:52.2. It was one of the three divisions of NYSS that raced Friday. Fourth Dimension (Brian Sears) made his 3-year-old debut. He would lead to a first quarter in :27.0. He would work hard getting the lead. He led them to the half in :56.0 and three-quarters in 1:24.1. Helpisontheway ($5.00) sat back patiently and would make his move in the stretch to blow right by to win in track record time and beat his personal best by two seconds. Fourth Dimension settled for second. Classichap (Trond Smedshammer) finished third. Helpisontheway is a 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven. Trained by Linda Toscano for owners Camelot Stable Inc., The Bay's Stable LLC., and Little E LLC. It was his second win in 2018 and career win number three. The second division of the NYSS ($40,600) went to Voss Volo (Corey Callahan). Yuge (Scott Zeron) led the pack into a first quarter of :27.2. Cruising In Style (Anthony MacDonald) took over and led to a half in :56.3. Voss Volo ($9.50) went to work in the back stretch rushing by to take over before hitting three-quarters in 1:24.4. Owned by Pinske Stables and William Wiswell, while trained by John Butenschoen. He would just cruise in the stretch to win in 1:53.4. On The Ropes (Ake Svanstedt) came up to finish second. Sevon Iron (Tim Tetrick) was third. Voss Volo is a 3-year-old gelding by Credit Winner). He won for the first time this year and secured career win number two. The Veteran (Tim Tetrick) easily won the third division of the NYSS ($39,600). The Veteran ($3.00) went gate-to-wire putting up all the numbers (:29.0, :57.4, 1:26.0, 1:54.1). Owned by W. Donovan, S Michaels, J Winske and trainer George Ducharme, the colt never had an anxious moment. Southwind Chrome (Scott Zeron) was second best. Fashion Forever (Corey Callahan) finished third. The Veteran is a 3-year-old colt by Muscle Mass. It was his third win of the season and it was career victory number five. Tioga Downs returns to live action with a 13 race card on Saturday (6-16) starting at 6:15. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com by John Horne, for Tioga Downs      

Roll With Sparky (John MacDonald) wins the featured fillies and mares pace ($8,000) on Friday night (June 15) at Vernon Downs. Mydelight Bluechip (Ben McNeil) led the group into a first quarter of :27.3. Roll With Sparky ($6.80) who is owned by James Graham, Lee Winters with Paul Tandlmayer and trained by MacDonald, took over the lead just before the half and put up all the rest of the numbers (:56.2, 1:24.1, 1:52.2). Blameitonthenight (Jimmy Whittemore) came charging late in the stretch but had to settle for second. Delilah De Vie (Claude Huckabone Jr. was third. Roll With Sparky is a 4-year-old mare by Roll With Joe. It was her second win of the season and career victory number 12. MacDonald also won on the night with Drea's Good Powow ($6.20). Claude Huckabone III also had two wins on the night. He won with Heart Crusher ($6.80) and Marquesa Seelster ($5.60). Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a nine race card on Saturday (6-16) starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Tioga Downs will welcome three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes NYSS) for trotting colts and geldings on Friday (June 15). The first division ($39,900) will feature the sophomore debut of Fourth Dimension (Brian Sears). The 2-1 morning line favorite hasn't raced since his win in the Valley Victory final ($464,650) at the Meadowlands on 11-25-17. The 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven is owned by Courant Inc. and trained by Marcus Melander. He won eight of eleven starts as a 2-year-old, amassing almost $400,000 a season ago. The second morning line choice at 5-2 is Helpisontheway (Tim Tetrick). The 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven has won a leg of the NYSS and a finished fourth at the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) earlier this year at Vernon Downs. Linda Toscano trains the colt owned by Camelot Stable, The Bay's Stable, and Little E LLC. The second division ($40,600) morning line favorite is Tito (Marcus Miller) at 5-2. Owned by Anthony Lombardi, George Golemes, and Louis WIllinger, while trained by Erv Miller. The 3-year-old colt by Muscle Mass is looking for his first win of 2018. He won four races as a freshman trotter. The second choice for the second division is Purpose Blue Chip (Dan Daley), who won his first race of the season during a leg of the NYSS on 6-6-18 at Buffalo. The 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven is trained by Dan Dailey for owners A. Dailey, J. Crawford IV, R Lombardo, and D. Brenner. He is the second choice at 3-1 even though he beat the morning line favorite (Tito) his last time out at Buffalo going gate-to-wire. The third division ($39,900) features morning line favorite Don (Jim Morrill Jr.). Trained by Julie Miller and owned by Andy Miller Stable and Little E LLC, the 3-year-old colt by Credit Winner has won two legs of the NYSS this season. He picked up those wins at Vernon Downs (May 11) and Buffalo Raceway (June 6). The second favorite is Southwind Chrome (Scott Zeron) at 3-1. The 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven didn't race as a two-year-old and even though he is winless in three starts, he was impressive in the EBC final at Vernon Downs. He charged late in the stretch and finished second to Six Pack by half a length. Owned by Dreamville Stable and trained by Paula Wellwood, he will go for his first win of his career at the five-eighths mile oval in Nichols, NY. The 13 race card at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 15) starts at 6:15. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com by John Horne, for Tioga Downs                            

Fillibuster Hanover (Yannick Gingras) won the first division of The Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 10). Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of The Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers and two divisions for trotters. All five raced for a purse of $50,000. Also on hand were three divisions of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. Fillibuster Honover ($2.50) went right to the lead and carved out all the fractions (:27.4, :56.3, 1:24.0, 1:50.3. Funknwaffles (Corey Callahan) went first-over and was within a nose and look like he might get by. Filibuster Hanover had other ideas. He dug in and withheld the challenge to score the victory. Funknwaffes settled for second. Bloodline (Tim Tetrick) followed in the pocket the whole way and finished third. Unbeaten this year, Filibuster Hanover is a 4-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere. He is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, J Di Scala Jr and J & T Silva Stables. Ron Burke trained him to his fifth win in five starts in 2018. It was career win number 12. Miso Fast (Tim Tetrick) holds off late rush by Western Joe (Scott Zeron) to capture the second division of The Graduate Series for pacers. Miso Fast ($3.10) went to the lead and was first at every pole (:27.0, :53.4, 1:21.0, 1:49.2). Boogie Shuffle (David Miller) went three-wide around the last turn to pressure Miso Fast. Miso Fast responded and opened up by two lengths in mid-stretch. Western Joe followed in the pocket trip the whole way. He found an opening on the inside but fell just short and had to settle for second. Rock N Tony (Matt Kakaley) came up to finish third. Miso Fast is a 4-year-old horse by Roll With Joe. Owned by Winchester Baye Acres LLC and trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. He won for the third time this season and notched career victory number 10. Highalator (David Miller) impressive in gate-to wire win in the third division for pacers. Highalator ($3.80) charged out of the gate and never looked back. Owned by Joann Dombeck, Midsize Construction Inc., and trainer Jenny Bier, he owned all the fractions (:27.0, :55.3, 1:22.0, 1:49.0). It was the fastest mile of the day. Donttellmeagain (Tim Tetrick) was second with Beckhams Z Tam (Ricky Macomber Jr.) finishing third. Highalator is a 4-year-old horse by Somebeachsomewhere. It was win number six of the season and the 18th of his career. Guardian Angel As (Tim Tetrick) uses his wings to win the first division of The Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters. Fraser Ridge (Dave Miller) laid down the early fractions (:28.0, :56.2, 1:24.0). After the favorite Yes Mickey (Andrew McCarthy) went on a break, Guardian Angel As ($5.90) went three-wide at the top of the stretch and flew by to win in a lifetime best mark of 1:52.4. Lord Cromwell (Jim Marohn Jr.) finished second with Fraser Ridge hanging on for third. Guardian Angel As is a 4-year-old horse by Archangel He is owned by Acl Stuteri Ab and Kjell Johansson while trained by Annette Lorentzon. He is two for two as a 4-year-old. It was career win number 11. Moonshiner Hanover (David Miller) gets big upset victory in the second division for trotters. Top Flight Angel (Andy Miller) put up all the early fractions (:28.0, :57.2 1:25.1). Moonshiner Hanover ($51.50) stayed patiently in the pocket until he got an opening at the top of the stretch. He blew by to win in a career best time of 1:53.1. Bill's Man (Corey Callahan) charged late to finish second. Top Flight Angel was third. Moonshiner Hanover is a 4-year-old horse by Andover Hall. Owned by Synerco Ventures, Bill Maines and trainer Christopher Beaver, he won for the third time this season. It was career victory number seven. Springsteen (David Miller) is the boss in the first division of the NYSS ($40,600) for sophomore colts and geldings. Real Surreal (Scott Zeron) led all the way through three-quarters (:27.3, :56.2, 1:23.0). Springsteen ($3.80), who is owned by Allard Racing, B. Soulsby, A. Weisenberg, and K. SIngh, while trained by Rene Allard, went first-over from fourth and battled Real Surreal (second) all the way down the stretch to win in 1:51.0. I Soar Him First (Jason Bartlett) was third. Springsteen is a 3-year-old colt by Rock N Roll Heaven. It was his first win in 2018. He secured his fourth career victory. Heavenly Sound (Andrew McCarthy) wins the second division for the NYSS 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings ($39,900). After Ostro Hanover led them to the first quarter in :26.4, Trump Nation (Jason Bartlett) took over before hitting the half in :55.3. Heavenly Sound ($22.00) went first-over after after the halfway point. Heavenly Sound and Trump Nation battled back and forth around the final turn. Owned by M&M Racing LLC., and trained by Bruce Saunders, Heavenly Sound shook loose in the stretch and held off a late charge by second place finisher Ideal Feeling (Tim Tetrick) to win in 1:50.4. Trump Nation ended up finishing third. Heavenly Sound is a 3-year-old colt by Rock N Roll Heaven. It was his fourth win this season and career victory number six. Keystone Tenacious (Mark MacDonald) was a gate-to-wire winner in the last division for NYSS pacers ($39,900). Owned by the Patricia Stable with Lawrence Thomases and trained by Paul Kelley, Keystone Tenacious ($7.30) put down all the fractions (:27.2, :57.1, 1:24.2, 1:52.1). My Delight (Marcus Miller) finished second. Twin B Tuffenuff was third. Keystone Tenacious is a 3-year-old colt by So Surreal. It was win number two this year and he won for the third time in his career. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 15) with a post time of 6:15. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Jimmy Whittemore won four races on Friday night (June 8) and four again on Saturday night (June 9) at Vernon Downs. Golden Brit (Adam Capizano) wins the featured pace ($5,100 Sapient Hanover (John MacDonald) laid down all the early fractions ($26.2, :54.2, 1:22.2).   Golden Brit ($39.80) followed patiently in the pocket until zooming by in the stretch to win easily in a lifetime best time of 1:51.3. Sapient Hanover held for second Shell I Be Bad (Truman Gale) finished third.   Golden Brit is a 5-year-old gelding by American Ideal. Owned and trained by Mary Nelson, he won for the first time this season and secured win number 11 for his career. Whittemore won as trainer and driver with Serious Major ($4.70), The Royal Garden N ($7.70) and Skip Jive ($9.60). His fourth driving win came with Get Torqed ($6.00). He now leads all driver at Vernon Downs with 33 wins. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 15) with a post time of 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) took the Open Trot ($12,000) at Tioga Downs for the third time in a row on Saturday (June 9). Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron) controlled all the early fractions (:26.4, :56.1, 124.4). Prairie Fortune ($4.20) went first-over from last just before the half and took over after the three quarter pole. Owned by Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters, he cruised to an easy victory in 1:54.2. Golden Son (Mike SImons came up to get second place. Dragin The Wagon settled for third. The two time defending Tioga Downs trotter of the year is a 6-year-old gelding by Arapa Victory. He now has won seven races in 2018. It was his 44th trip to the winner's circle in his career. Meittinis had two more wins on the night. He also won with Fox Valley Leo ($48.80) and Sports Authority ($7.10). Jim Taggart Jr. won three races as well. He got wins with Rolling Sea ($6.30), Brown Titan ($10.40). His third win came with KJ Owen ($8.40) who was part of a dead heat with Tymal Vortex (Corey Braden. Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 10) with a special 15 race card starting at 1:00p.m. The Grand Circuit comes to Tioga Downs with a leg of the Graduate Series for both pacers and trotters. There is two divisions of trotters and three division for pacers. All with a purse of $50,000 each. Also on hand is three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs  

K J's Caroline (Mike Merton) wins the featured fillies and mare pace ($9,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday night (June 8). Driving grand slam for Mike Simons. Milky Way Rae (Aaron Byron) controlled the first half of the race with a first quarter in :26.4 and the half in :55.4. K J's Caroline ($5.10) , who is owned by Scott Woogen and trained by Gary Messenger, charged to the front to hit the three-quarters in 1:23.2. She took off in the stretch to win easily and equal her career best time of 1:51.2. Gigi From Fiji (Jim Meittinis) came up to finish second. Northen Dali (Corey Braden) was third. K J's Caroline is an 8-year-old mare by Roddy's Bags Again. She won her fourth race this season. She captured career win number 42. Tioga Downs top driver of 2017, Mike Simons won four on the night. He won with Chilicheatum ($5.90), Winning Shadow ($4.00), Eldorado Of Gold S ($4.00), and Truth Isalwaysbest ($16.80). Gary Messenger had three training wins on the night. Along with K J's Caroline, he had wins with Connie Keeper ($15.60) and Six Bax ($15.80). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (June 9) with a 13 race card starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs    

Frisky Joe (Truman Gale)Took the featured trot ($9,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 8). Whittemore wins four. Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) went to the front and carved all the early fractions (:27.4, :58.0, 1:27.0). Muscles Jared (Jimmy Whittemore) went first-over just before the first quarter. The two battled all the way down the backstretch and to the three-quarter pole. Muscles Jared finally took control at the top of the stretch. Frisky Joe ($27.60) was sixth after three-quarters and flew like he was shot out of a cannon and dueled second place finisher Foundonabeach (John MacDonald) in deep stretch to win in 1:56.1. Icanflylikeanangel (Roman Lopez) finished third. Frisky Joe is an 11-year-old gelding by Frisky Fighter. Owned by Morgan Carney and trained by Michael Miller, he won for the third time this season and the 36th time in his career. Jimmy Whittemore won four on the night. His wins were with Bloodstockshalltab ($4.20), Pier Ho Exotic ($6.00), Blameitonthenight ($4.30), and Pudge's Pastime ($12.80). Whittemore is the leading driver so far this season with 29 wins. Second is three time defending drivers champion, John MacDonald with 21 wins. Truman Gale finds himself in third place with 16 trips to the winner's circle. Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 12 race card on Saturday (June 9), starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

The 2017 2-year-old filly pacer of the year, Youaremycandygirl (Yannick Gingras), rebounded from a sixth place finish in her 2018 debut last week to win a leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). She won the third division of three divisions that ran Sunday afternoon. All three divisions competed for a purse of $40,600. Youaremycandygirl ($2.90) controlled the race from the start. She went to the first quarter in :27.4. Painted Lady (Scott Zeron) was content to follow her with a pocket trip. Youaremycandygirl led them to the half in :57.0 and three-quarters in 1:23.4. Painted Lady popped the pocket at the top of the stretch and pressured the leader. Gingras asked Youaremycandygirl for more in the stretch and she responded to win in 1:51.1. Painted Lady settled for second. Solitary (Marcus Miller) finished third. Youaremycandygirl is a 3-year-old filly by American Ideal. She is owned by W J Donovan and trained by Ron Burke. She is now one for two as a sophomore filly. She now has 10 wins in her career in just 13 starts. Tell Me A Joke (Jim Morrill Jr.) held on to win the the first division of the NYSS. Tell Me A Joke ($12.80) went right to the lead. The betting favorite I'm Trigger Happy (Scott Zeron) tried to challenge for the lead but backed off and settle for the pocket trip. Tell Me A Joke controlled all the fractions (:28.0, :57.1, 1:24.3, 1:53.2). As they reached the end of the backstretch Newsday (Jim Marohn Jr.) pressured Tell Me A Joke all the way around the final turn. As they reached the stretch I'm Trigger Happy was trapped in the pocket. She squeezed into an opening on the inside but it was too late and she had to settle for second. Jewels Forreal (Matt Kakaley) charged late and fininished third. Tell Me A Joke is a 3-year-old filly by Art Major. She is owned by H A Taylor, S J Taylor and Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc. Trained by Gareth Dowse, it was her third career win. All her wins have come as a 3-year-old. Ubettergo Go (Mark MacDonald) very impressive in the second division of the NYSS. Ubettergo Go ($4.90) took the sophomore fillies in to the first quarter in :26.4. Hurrikane Shorty (Jim Marohn Jr.) followed in the pocket. After hitting the half in :55.1. Pelican Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) took up the chase first over and was second after Ubettergo Go hit three-quarters in 1:22.0. As they hit the top of the stretch it looked like the only one with a chance to beat Ubettergo Go was Wisdom Tree (Scott Zeron). MacDonald said go and Ubettergo Go simply flew in the stretch winning going away in an eye-popping career best time of 1:50.0. Wisdom Tree was second and Pelican Blue Chip held on for third. Ubettergo Go is a 3-year-old filly by Art Major. Owned Tony Basile, Reginald Pettipas, Ozzie Mackay and trainer Blake Macintosh, it was her second win this year and career victory number five. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 8) starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Redhot Romeo (Claude Huckabone III) wins the harness racing featured pace ($5,100) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (June 2). Sapient Hanover (John MacDonald) surged to the front and controlled all the early fractions (:26.4, :55.2, 1:24.1). Redhot Romeo ($3.90) sat patiently in third before making a move after the three quarter mark. Owned by Go Where The Money Is Stable and trained by Huckabone III, he flew down the stretch to win in 1:52.4. Danza (Raymond Vizzi) came up to get second place. Third money went to Golden Brit (Adam Capizzano). RedHot Romeo is a 4-year-old gelding by Shadow Play. He won for the fifth time in 2018. It was lifetime victory number six. Claude Huckabone III won three on the night. He would get his other wins with Sea Harrier ($5.90) and McDan ($9.90). Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 8) with a post time of 6:10. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs.  

Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis)takes the Tioga Downs Open Trot ($12,000) on Saturday (June 2). Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron) jumped out to the early lead hitting the first quarter in :27.2. Muscles Jared (John Cummings Jr) took over and controlled the next fractions (:56.2, 1:24.3). He led to the top of the stretch. Golden Son (Mike Simons) then battled Prairie Fortune ($6.20) all the way down stretch. Neither horse wanted to give an inch but Prairie Fortune used one last lunge to win in 1:54.1. Golden Son had to settle for second. Dragin The Wagon took third. Prairie Fortune is a 6-year-old gelding by Arapa Victory. He is owned by Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters. It was win number six for the season and career victory number 43. Trainer Mike Deters and driver Jim Meittinis also had a victory together with Music Is Art ($2.40). Andy Sateramo won three on the night. He went to the winner's circle with BJ Lorado ($6.00), Uncle Hanover ($6.30), and I Am Golden ($6.20). Live racing returns on Sunday (June 3) with a 14 race card featuring three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore filly pacers. The 2017 2-year-old filly of the year, Youaremycandygirl looks to rebound after finishing sixth in her first start of the year last Sunday. Post time is 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com by John Horne, for Tioga Downs  

Bob N Tony (Dan Daley) charges late to win the featured trot ($7000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 1). Golden Kronos (Jimmy Whittemore) laid down all the early fractions (:28.0, :58.0, 1:26.4). Bob N Tony ($28.40), who is owned by Jennifer Signor and trained by Jason Signor, flew by in the stretch to win in 1:55.4. Foundonabeach (John MacDonald) finished second with Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) getting the third spot. Bob N Tony is a 10-year-old gelding by Cantab Hall. It was the fifth win for him this season and his 29th career victory. Daley had two more wins on the night. He also won with L Dees Courageous ($2.20) and Babylon's Bridge ($2.80). All Charged Up (John MacDonald) wins the co-feature fillies and mares pace ($7,000). All Charged Up ($2.60) put down all the fractions (:27.2, :56.4, 1:24.2, 1:52.3) to win in gate-to-wire fashion. Mydelight Bluechip (Ben McNeil) fired late to finish second. Marquessa Seelster (Claude Huckabone III) was third. All Charged Up is a 7-year-old mare by Ponder. Owned by J P Stables and trained by MacDonald, she picked up her seventh win of the season. It was the 39th time in her career she visited the winner's circle. MacDonald also had wins with Drea's Good Powow ($2.70) and Rockin Desire ($4.00). Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 13 race card on Saturday (June 2) at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne, for Vernon Downs.  

Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for harness racing 3-year-old pacing fillies will take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). Each division will race for a purse of $40,600. In the first division, I'm Trigger Happy (Scott Zeron) is the morning line favorite at 5-2. The 3-year-old filly by Art Major is owned by Let It Ride Stables and trained by Ross Croghan. She is two for two this year with both wins coming at Pocono Downs. She will be looking for career win number seven on Sunday. The second morning line choice is Tell Me A Joke (Jim Morrill Jr.) at 3-1. She is a 3-year-old filly by Art Major. She is owned by H A Taylor, J S Taylor and Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., while trained by Gareth Dowse. Winless as a 2-year-old, she is two for four this season. She finished third at Saratoga in a leg of the NYSS ($59,100) last Sunday (May 27) In the second division, the morning line favorite at 3-1 is the American Ideal 3-year-old filly Presto Blue Chip (Drew Monti). She is owned by Howard and Michael Ouriel while trained by Jeffrey Smith. She is three out of five in 2018. She finished third at the Saratoga leg of the NYSS ($60,200) on Sunday (May 27). The close second choice at 7-2 is Wisdom Tree (Scott Zeron). The sophomore filly by Betterthancheddar has won four straight including a NYSS ($59,100) victory on Sunday (May 27) at Saratoga. She is owned by Thomas Pollack with Jeffrey Cullipher and trained by Edward Hart. The final division features 2017 filly pacer of the year, Youaremycandygirl (Yannick Gingras). The morning line choice at 2-1 is owned by W J Donovan and trained by Ron Burke. The 3-year-old filly by American Ideal tries to rebound after finishing sixth at the Saratoga leg of the NYSS ($59,100) last week. She put down blazing early fractions (:26.4, 53.3, 122.2) to start with but faded in the stretch to finish sixth. Her main rival will be Kimberlee (Jim Marohn Jr.), who is part of an entry with Python Blue Chip (Matt Kakaley). The entry is rhe morning line second choice at 5-2. Kimberlee (Rock N Roll Heaven) is owned by Knutsson Trotting Inc. and Asa Sjober while trained by Ake Svanstedt. She is five for seven this season. Post time for the 14 race card on Sunday (June 3) is 1:00 p.m.. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs                  

Atlanta (Scott Zeron) dominates 3-year-old trotting fillies in the Empires Breeders Classic (EBC) Final (238,613) at Vernon Downs on a spectacular Memorial Day matinee. She not only set the mark for sophomore trotting fillies. Her time of 1:50.3 is the fastest mile ever by a trotter at the Miracle Mile. More records fell on this day as well. After Seven Karats (Yannick Gingras) led going into the first quarter that went in :26.4, Atlanta ($2.60) blew by to take over. Owned by H A Taylor, B J Grant, and trainer Rick Zeron, the sophomore filly would cruise into a second quarter of :53.3. She would start to pull away heading for the final turn. Plunge Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) would pull first-over from third and try to chase her down. Atlanta led them to three-quarters in 1:24.0. As she made the turn for home she kept getting faster and faster. She would cruise home in a last quarter of :26.3 and set the overall track record in 1:50.3 beating out the old record set by Intimidate in 2013 (1;51.0) . Plunge Blue Chip would be four lengths back and finish second. Super Girl Riley (Marcus Miller) finished third. Atlanta is a three-year-old filly by Chapter Seven / Hemi Blue Chip. She is now three for three in 2018 and seven for twelve lifetime. Six Pack (Ake Svanstedt) narrowly holds off late charge by Southwind Chrome (Scott Zeron), to win the EBC Final ($223,673) for sophomore trotting colts. Six Pack ($2.90) would take over the lead from Clive Bigsby (Andrew McCarthy) just before hitting the first quarter mark in :26.2. Helpisontheway (Tim Tetrick) would go first-over and pressure Six Pack all the way down the back stretch. Six Pack who is owned by Little E LLC., Stall Kalmer, and trainer Svanstedt , hit the halfway mark in :54.0. He would shrug off Helpisontheway and hit three-quarters in 1:22.2. Six Pack would slip away and looked to be an easy winner, but Southwind Chrome (Scott Zeron) would gobble up ground with every stride in deep stretch, but fell just short and settled for second . Clive Bigsby finished third. Six Pack who is a 3-year-old colt by Muscle Mass / Pleasing Lady, tied the track record for sophomore trotting colts set earlier in the day by The Veteran (Scott Zeron), winning in 1:51.2. It is the third time in the winner's circle in three starts this season and it was career win number seven. The Veteran (Scott Zeron) won the EBC Consolation for trotting colts. Owned by W. Donovan, S. Michaels, J. Winske, and trainer George Ducharme, The Veteran ($4.90) went gate-to-wire to win in 1:51.2. Don (David Miller) was second best with Ronnie Goldstein (Kim Crawford) getting third money. The Veteran is a 3-year-old colt by Muscle Mass. It was his first win of the season and it was his third career victory. His time of 1:51.2 set the record that was later tied by Six Pack. Lucky Ava (Ake Svanstedt) flew late down the stretch to beat her entry mate Fury Road (Andrew McCarthy) to win the EBC Consolation for sophomore trotting fillies. Owned by Little E LLC., Van Camp Trotting Corp and trainer Svanstedt, Lucky Ava ($3.40) ran down Fury Road to win in 1:53.4. Mooshka Stride (Tim Tetrick) finished third. The Miracle Mile also welcomed three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt pacers. Courtly Choice (David Miller) took the first division of NYSS ($40,600) with a track record time of 1:48.4. Rockapelo (Tim Tetrick) had a slight lead hitting the first quarter in :26.3. Courtly Choice ($4.10) went off stride right after the start but quickly recovered to lead just after the first quarter. He put down all the rest of the fractions (:55.1, 122.3, 1:48.4). Hitman Hill (Brett Miller) finished second with Real Surreal (Scott Zeron) getting third. Courtly Choice is owned by Hutt Racing Stable, Touch Stone Farms, and trainer Blake Macintosh. The 3-year-old colt is by Art Major. He is now two for two as a sophomore and has won four races overall. The second division of the NYSS ($40,600) went to American History (Yannick Gingras).   American History ($3.00) took over before the half and cruised home to win in 1:49.1. Rock Lights (Scott Zeron) was second best with Heavenly Sound (Andrew McCarthy) finishing third.   American History is a 3-year-old colt by American Ideal. He is owned by Brittany Farms LLC., Marvin Katz and American History Racing while trained by Tony Alana. It was his first win this season and it is career victory number four.   My Delight (Marcus Miller) charged late to win the final division of the NYSS ($40,600).   My Delight ($30.80) passed second place finisher Lyons Steel (Corey Callahan) to win in 1:49.4. Ostra Hanover (Jim Taggart Jr.) was third best.   My Delight is a 3-year-old colt by Betterthancheddar. Owned by Bay Pond Racing and trained by Homer Hochstetler, he won second time this season and the fourth time in his career.   Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 1) with a post time of 6:10.   For more information go to www.vernondowns.com   by John Horne, for Vernon Downs                

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