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WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 14, 2018 -- You're Majestic stalked the leader from the pocket, then poured through the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. You're Majestic left alertly for trainer/driver Doug Snyder, enabling her to claim the pocket behind Rose Run Sydney. As they turned for home, You're Majestic knifed inside and held off the rallying Delcrest Magicstar by a head in 1:55.3 while Rose Run Sydney saved show. Frank Poerio, Jr. owns You're Majestic, a 6-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-You're Adorable who now boasts $497,462 in career earnings. Brady Brown piloted three winners on the 13-race card. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Charmed Life boosted her lifetime earnings to $1,445,137 in winning the $17,500 featured harness racing trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:53.2 on Sunday night, and she did it in an unusual fashion for the mountain oval - she picked up the entire field from last. Driver Simon Allard, sulkysitting for brother/Pocono top trainer Rene, had drawn the outside post seven after a scratch, and was in no hurry with the veteran daughter of Majestic Son until down the backstretch, when he made a power three-wide move around stalled cover. Charmed Life had drawn within a length of the battling front duo, leader Crosbys Clam Bake and uncovered Silvermass Volo, by the top of the stretch, and she have enough kick in reserve to drew clear by 1¾ lengths over Crosbys Clam Bake, with Silvermass Volo another length back in third behind the winner, who is owned by Allard Racing Inc., Yves Sarrazin, and VIP Internet Stable LLC. There was a trio of $17,000 co-features on the Sunday card, and Pocono's top driver George Napolitano Jr. won both of the paces among the six victorious horses he guided on the evening. Mink Pink, sitting third on the rail entering the final turn, found a hole and Napolitano swung her wide in the distaff pace, with the American Ideal filly charging home swiftly to win by ¾ of a length in 1:52.1 for trainer Chris Oakes and Crawford Farms Racing. Napolitano, who has a frontracing style that usually works effectively at Pocono, also took the division for males from off the pace, and about as far off the pace as you can - last at the half after starting from the rail. But the Bettor's Delight gelding Bellows Binge had the necessary late step to catch 25-1 pacesetter Uffizi by a neck while stopping the timer in 1:52.3 for trainer Dirk Simpson and the ownership of Peter Karras and the Dirk Simpson Stable Inc. Lest anybody thinks that the Pocono oval had been totally converted from the speedfavoring track it had been on the Saturdays of Breeders Crown competition, a frontrunner did win the co-featured trot, which also fell to trainer Chris Oakes, but a different driving Napolitano - Anthony, who put a new mark of 1:53.1 on the Chapter Seven filly Eunice. "ANap" and Eunice controlled the pace and the sophomore won by almost seven lengths, her third straight triumph for Crawford Farms Racing (another feature doubler), Northfork Racing Stable, and the T L P Stable. And if anybody is trying to read the political tea leaves before the next Pocono card on Election Day Tuesday evening (the track is dark on Monday in November), we note the victory of Make America Great, a son of So Surreal, who took a maiden event. From the PHHA / Pocono Downs

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Delcrest Magicstar let Expose Yourself do the heavy lifting, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to pull off the 12-1 upset in Thursday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. A recent acquisition by Tom Pollack, Reed Broadway and Randy Bendis, who also trains, Delcrest Magicstar stretched out Expose Yourself on the "good" surface before yielding to the pocket. She poured through the Lightning Lane for Aaron Merriman to defeat Expose Yourself by 1-1/4 lengths while Glidinthruparadise also shot the Lightning Lane for show. The 4-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-Star's Balance boosted her lifetime bankroll to $189,669. Tony Hall piloted three winners on the 13-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

HARRINGTON, DE - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($3, Mike Cole) was a repeat winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.2 triumph. Majestic Mistress left alertly from post position five as the public's (1-to-2) betting choice and marched through fractions of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:27.3 before drawing away by multiple lengths at the top of the stretch and to the wire. Mr. Right was second with Battle Mage third. Trained by Kevin Lare, it was the 10th career win for the 5-year-old daughter of Majestic Son, who debuted in Delaware impressively on August 28 with a 1:54.3 win. Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($5.40, Ross Wolfenden) prevailed in 1:56 in the $11,000 Open II trot for trainer Joe Hunderptfund Jr. All Shoes On Deck was second with Uwantapieceofme third. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

CHESTER, PA - Ameliosi and P L Hercules both made a stop in the Harrah's Philadelphia winners circle on Thursday afternoon after winning their respective divisions of the $14,500 featured class for trotters. Ameliosi worked his way to the front for driver Victor Kirby, then had to be good to first repel favored first-over Dot Dot Dot Dash and then hold off potential pocket rocket Cantabs Lightning. But successive 28.4 quarters on the end of the mile saw Ameliosi home first in 1:55.3 for trainer Jenny Melander and owner John Devito. The daughter of Explosive Matter brought her lifetime earnings to $275,432. P L Hercules took his second victory in his last three starts, using his good gate speed to secure a pocket trip behind pacesetting Turn The Paige, then rallying to just get a nose nod in 1:55 under the guidance of George Napolitano Jr. Tony Poliseno conditions the victorious altered son of Majestic Son, now with $292,337 on his card for Winstar Farm. Provisional driver Jeremy Morrison capped his first day of pari-mutuel driving in a big way, guiding home the Credit Winner sophomore gelding Fashion Forever to a 1:55.1 tally in the day's finale. The 28-year-old Morrison did well in his pari-mutuel bow, finishing fifth while beaten only 1½ lengths with the Jim Campbell trainee Thisguyisonfire in the P L Hercules co-feature, and then got a late assignment to guide Fashion Forever for Campbell when originally-named sulkysitter David Miller did not compete on the card. Morrison handled the pressure of driving a 3-5 shot like a veteran, going out for a pocket trip, sitting patiently when the first-over came up, and then taking his shot when the uncovered horse faded, getting by the leader in a matter of strides and winning as he pleased for Fashion Farms LLC. From the PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Delcrest Magicstar, who had been competitive but winless in recent starts against The Meadows distaff elite, took advantage of a drop into a $12,700 condition trot Tuesday with a 5-length romp. Delcrest Magicstar got away second for Brian Zendt but quarter-poled to the point. The 4-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-Star's Balance thwarted the first-over bid of Fireball's Prayers and downed Rose Run Reanna in 1:55.3 while the pocket-sitting Saint Beth finished third. Bill Bercury trains Delcrest Magicstar, who lifted her career bankroll to $172,459, for Renee Bercury. Mike Wilder collected four wins, including a pair for trainer Spencer Kahrig, while Dave Palone enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

HARRINGTON, DE - Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($5.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:57.1 winner over a sloppy racetrack in the featured $16,000 Open Trot Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Jay Gannon-trainee registered his 31st career win in wire-to-wire fashion over a game Royal Becca J, who was first-over and pocket sitter P L Hercules finished third. Murmur Hanover, a son of Majestic Son, has now banked $814,000 in his career. It was one of four wins for Kirby on the card. Ross Wolfenden and Russell Foster each had a driving triple. Trainer Josh Green also had three wins on the card. Wingus captured the $11,000 Open II sub-feature in 1:58.1 for owners Bill and Joan Venables and trainer John Wilkerson. Live racing resumes Monday August 27. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

MONTICELLO, NY- The CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series is truly an international competition aided by the fact that on Monday, June 18 some of the Canadian members convened in Ontario, Canada at Grand River Raceway to compete in a trotting contest on the betting card and despite finishing with broken equipment Majestic Mystic was hustled home a five-length winner for "Fabulous Freddie" Bourgault. For the Quebec native it was his first winning drive in Ontario. Sent off as second choice in the eight-horse field Bourgault was content to find a spot in fourth position along the pylons when the wings of the gate folded. But when the pace of the race slowed as the field headed to the halfway point Bougault was out and going and when they passed the third stanza Majestic Mystic had command, albeit by just a head, over the pacesetter Happy Holidays, driven by "Gentle Ben" Hollingsworth). When the field straightened for paydirt Majestic Mystic began to ease away from his competition and finish some five lengths in front of Overcomebyvictory,("Sir Issac" Waxman) in a time of 2:00.4. Third under the wire was Extrapolate in rein to Shane "The Freelton Flash" Arsenault. The winner, a 9-year-old Majestic Son gelding, is owned by Mary Ketros and trained by George Ketros. Sent off at odds of over 3-1 Majestic Mystic paid $9.10 for win. by John Manzi, for the Billings Amateur Driving Series  

Three-year-old Majestic Son trotter Winterfell has given the harness racing All Stars stable six wins on Jewels day by taking out the Gr1 $125,000 Ruby Trot at Cambridge Raceway this afternoon. Trainer driver Mark Purdon had Winterfell in front from the start and the big gelding was never in danger of defeat cruising to victory and beating the Nicky Chilcott trained filly Monaro Mia by three lengths at the line. Australian visitor Wobelee held third a further half a length away after sitting parked for the duration of the race. Trainer Mark Purdon said after the race he did it easy.  "He felt strong in the running and was trotting good and solid. He was little bit rocky on the turn but never felt like he would have broken. "I think he will furnish into a lovely open class horse next season," he said The winner trotted the mile in 1-58.9 with a last half run in 57 seconds. The final 400m was cut out in 28.1 secconds. Interview with owner Trevor Casey Winterfell WHAT THE HILL 3YO RUBY (MOBILE TROT) (Gr1), $125,000, 3YO, 1609m   For 3-year-old trotters. Video  Weather: Overcast     Track: Fast      Race History     Plc Bk Horse Barrier Hcap Stakes Fav Time Margin Driver Trainer 1 1 Winterfell 1 fr 64,462.50 1/1 1-58.9   Mark Purdon M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen 2 9 Monaro Mia 9 fr 19,378.00 4/4 1-59.5 3.00 S W Abernethy Miss N A Chilcott 3 8 Wobelee 8 fr 12,814.00 2/2 1-59.6 3.60 C A Alford Mrs A M Alford 4 12 Stress Factor 12 fr 5,472.00 8/8 1-59.9 5.00 T M Williams M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen 5 4 Sundees Son 4 fr 4,033.50 9/9 2-00.2 6.20 J R Dunn R J Dunn 6 13 All American 13 fr 3,140.00 10/10 2-00.3 6.90 S J Lawson J W Dickie & J I Dickie 7 2 Renezmae 2 fr 3,140.00 5/5 2-00.5 8.00 D J Dunn J D Harrington 8 3 Valloria 3 fr 3,140.00 7/7 2-00.7 9.00 G D Smith R J Dunn 9 6 Rachmaninov 6 fr 3,140.00 11/11 2-01.2 11.30 T J Grant T J Grant 10 7 Majestic Man 7 fr 3,140.00 3/3 2-01.6 13.30 Brad Williamson P M Williamson 11 5 Sex On Fire 5 fr 3,140.00 6/6 2-13.5 72.90 J I Dickie J W Dickie & J I Dickie $125,000.00   Scratchings SCR 10 Puma Road 10               SCR 11 Girls On Film 11                     Divs: $1.40. $1.20. $2.20. $1.70. Quinella $5.50. Trifecta $25.20. First4 $175.90. Margins: 3 lengths, 1/2 length, 1 1/2 lengths Times: Mile Rate: 1-58.9 Last 800m: 57.0 Last 400m: 28.1 Placed Horses:       Winterfell 2014 3 Br g Majestic Son - Una Bromac   (by Live Or Die)    Trainer: M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen, Rolleston    Owner: T G Casey    Breeder: T G Casey    Monaro Mia 2014 3 B f Imperial Count - Monaro Miss   (by Wrestle)    Trainer: Miss N A Chilcott, Cambridge Raceway    Owner: J B Brinsdon, Mrs M J Robertson    Breeder: M J Wharton,Mrs H L Wharton    Wobelee 2014 3 B g Down Under Muscles - Tupenny Bit   (by Sundon)    Trainer: Mrs A M Alford, Victoria    Owner: C W Murphy    Breeder: Bromfield Park Pty. Ltd.

Australian harness racing owners Danny Zavitsanos and his wife Joanne have won their first Group one race with exciting trotter Enhance Your Calm at Cambridge today. The exciting trotter who was formerly trained by Gavin Smith won the Gr1 $125,000 2yo Ruby for trotters to make it two jewels in a row on the day for leading trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rassmussen after they also won the first Jewels Race of the day with Princess Tiffany.   Danny Zavitsanos said on trackside after the race that he had had over 500 winners but this was his first group one so he was really excited.   "Mark rang me up and said I have got a horse for you if you are interested so I thought about it and bought it.   " I am just really rapt. Mark and Natalie and the team do such a great job," he said   "I had to sell a kidney to buy the horse but happy I can could get it back now the horse has won today," he joked.   Enhance Your Calm (Majestic Son-All Settled Down) led from the start for driver Mark Purdon and was never in danger of defeat winning untouched in 1-59.44 for the mobile 1609m distance.   Mark Purdon gave a lot of the credit to Gavin Smith after the win.   "I give Gavin a lot of the credit, he made the horse and did a super job with him.   "The horse travelled well out there and I put the pressure on at the 600m and he was just too good for them," he said.   Harnesslink Media   Listen to the interview with Danny and Joanne Zavitsanos Enhance Your Calm HARCOURTS TE AWAMUTU 2YO RUBY (MOBILE TROT) (Gr1), $125,000, 2YO, 1609m    (Qualifying Time: 2-11.1)   For 2-year-old trotters. Video  Weather: Overcast     Track: Fast      Race History     Plc Bk Horse Barrier Hcap Stakes Fav Time Margin Driver Trainer 1 4 Enhance Your Calm 4 fr 64,462.50 1/1 1-59.4   Mark Purdon M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen 2 3 Full Noise 3 fr 19,378.00 4/4 2-00.3 4.40 B G Barclay B R Gray 3 5 Cheerful 5 fr 12,814.00 6/5 2-00.4 5.10 T M Williams M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen 4 6 Sunnys Little Jestic 6 fr 5,472.00 10/10 2-00.8 6.90 B M Mangos B M Mangos 5 9 Vatican Hill 9 fr 4,033.50 11/11 2-05.3 29.60 T A Macfarlane Ms M J Wallis & B P Hackett 6 12 Oscar Bonavena 12 fr 3,140.00 2/2 2-08.5 45.60 N C Rasmussen M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen 7 7 She Reigns 7 fr 3,140.00 7/7 2-08.6 46.10 T W Mitchell G A Rogerson 8 8 Tickle Me Pink 8 fr 3,140.00 3/3 2-09.2 49.20 R T May A G Herlihy MNZM 9 13 You Really Got Me 13 fr 3,140.00 5/6 2-13.9 72.70 J R Dunn R J Dunn 10 1 Adelle 1 fr 3,140.00 8/8 2-16.7 86.60 A P T Poutama D W & Mrs C McGowan Disq 11 Doff Your Cap 11 fr 3,140.00 9/9 2-04.3 24.70 C T Jones (J) Mrs L M Jones $125,000.00   Scratchings SCR 2 Splitting Image 2               SCR 10 Tonique De Feu 10                     Note: Doff Your Cap disqualified from 5th Divs: $1.70. $1.10. $2.00. $5.90. Quinella $6.80. Trifecta $107.50. First4 $904.10. Margins: 4 1/2 lengths, 3/4 length, 1 3/4 lengths Times: Mile Rate: 1-59.4 Last 800m: 58.3 Last 400m: 28.7 Placed Horses:       Enhance Your Calm 2015 2 B g Majestic Son - All Settled Down   (by Sundon)    Trainer: M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen, Rolleston    Owner: D Zavitsanos, Mrs J Zavitsanos    Breeder: Mrs S A Smith    Full Noise 2015 2 B g Majestic Son - Knapdale Girl   (by Sundon)    Trainer: B R Gray, Ryal Bush    Owner: Baynes Racing Limited    Breeder: Baynes Racing Limited    Cheerful 2015 2 B f Muscles Yankee - Superbowlcheerleader   (by Sundon)    Trainer: M Purdon & Ms N C Rasmussen, Rolleston    Owner: B J Whitelock, Mrs C J Whitelock    Breeder: Mrs S Grainger,Studholme Bloodstock Limited    

HARRINGTON, DE. - Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($15.60, Montrell Teague) was an upset winner in 1:55.4 in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding notched his fourth win of the year in wire-to-wire fashion over I Like My Boss and Theresademoninme. Trained by Jay Gannon, Murmur Hanover earned his 28th career win and added to his healthy career bankroll of more than $780,000 lifetime. It was the second win on the card for Teague. Mike Cole had three wins. Driver Mike Rossi had a consecutive driving double with All Shoes on Deck ($4.20) and Skyway Gladiator ($15.20). Art Stafford Jr. and Ross Wolfenden also had two wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($4.60, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.3 winner Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in the $15,000 harness racing 'Open' Trot. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding notched his 27th career win over Classic Belisima and Gillie The Kid. The Jay Gannon-trainee pulled from the pocket and cleared leader I Like My Boss at the top of the stretch and drew away from the field. Murmur Hanover boosted his lifetime bankroll to more than $770,000 in his career. In the final race on the card, Iron Mine Branch's Fight The Truth ($2.40, Art Stafford Jr.) won his fourth straight race in 1:55.3 for trainer Greg Haverstick. Matthew Sparacino

Millionaire trotter Charmed Life (Majestic Son) made her harness racing seasonal debut on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard trainee, who has over $1.3 million in career earnings, had two winning qualifiers as preps for her try in the $12,000 Spa Open on Sunday and wound up as the public's 3-5 betting favorite. Billy Dobson moved Charmed Life out to the early lead and the race's lone lady cruised through a first half in 58 seconds. Feeling just mild pressure, the eight year old classmaster kicked away from her rivals around the final turn before drawing off to win in 1:55.2. The final time matched last week's effort by Open trotter Ulster as the fastest of the season for a trotter at the Spa. On Sunday, longshot Piercewave Hanover (Jordan Derue) sat the pocket to Charmed Life and finished second while Cash Me Out (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. The exacta and triple in the feature paid $38.40 and $133.50, respectively. Charmed life now owns 31 victories in 128 lifetime starts. Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time of 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

Golden son (Mike Simons) wins the Tioga Downs open trot Saturday night (June 3). The 4 year-old Majestic Son gelding road in the pocket following the favorite Sweet Thing (Fern Paquet Jr.). Sweet Thing led the field hitting the first quarter in :27.4, the half in :56.4 and three quarters went in 1:25.1. Simons waited patiently in the stretch for an opening. Once he got it he guided Golden Son ($8.30) to the front for a three length win in 1:54.1. Golden son who is owned John Devito and Rocco Maniello while trained by Jenny Melander won for the 6th time this season. Sweet Thing finished second with Another Breath (Jim Meittinis) getting third. Mickey Mc Nichol continues to soar at Tioga Downs this season. The 68 year-old trainer, driver has had a stellar start at Tioga Downs this season. On May 14, 2007, he piloted Maxdaddy Blue Chip to a mile in 1:49.3 during the Open Pace. On Monday (May 29), he had another great drive when he guided the 31-1 long shot Good Luck to victory. Owned by Fred Monteleone, Good Luck escaped the pocket at the top of the stretch and surged by For A Bettor Time for an easy win in 1:52.0. Tonight (June 3) he would add two more wins. In race number two Mc Nichol guided Blueberry Heaven ($7.90) to a win in 1:52.1. Race number nine he was victorious with the favorite Massive Lightning ($4.00). Fred Monteleone owned both horse who were trained by Mc Nichols as well. Tioga Downs returns to action with an 11 race card on Sunday afternoon (June 4) at 1pm. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs.

Lebanon, OH---Charmed Life spoiled the coming-out party for defending Dan Patch Older Mare Trotter of the Year, Hannelore Hanover, with a half-length, 1:53.2 win in the $86,400 Miami Valley harness racing distaff Sunday afternoon (May 7) at Miami Valley Raceway. Leaving from post 7, Charmed Life and driver Chris Page took back to sixth off the gate as Barn Girl (Aaron Merriman) went to the lead from post 6. After the quarter-mile marker, reached in 28.1, track record holder Kestrel (Josh Sutton) tipped out and took the lead before the 56.3 half. Past the grandstand for the first time, Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras), the 1-5 favorite, began to make her move from fourth, but picked up cover from Churita (Trace Tetrick) from third. Churita challenged Kestrel to the three-quarters in 1:24.2, with Hannelore Hanover second-over and Charmed Life third-over. "I was following the horse to beat, so I thought I was in a good spot," said Page. "The wind was a factor today and I was hoping she could overcome it." In the stretch, Hannelore Hanover fanned three-wide around Churita with Charmed Life even further out. Charmed Life hit the wire first, followed by Hannelore Hanover, Churita, and Barn Girl. "It was her first start of the year," said Yannick Gingras of Hannelore Hanover. "We qualified her pretty easy. Maybe she was a little short and maybe I could have qualified a little harder. It's a long season." Trained by Rene Allard for co-owners Allard Racing, Yves Sarrazin, and VIP Internet Stables, the 7-year-old Charmed Life won for the third time in four starts in 2017. The win pushed the Majestic Son - Christina M mare's lifetime earnings past $1.1 million. She paid $21 to win. "Rene said if I can just sit chilly, [she has] one run and will have a big kick on the end of it," Page said. "Boy, was he right!" Gregg Keidel

Charmed Life (Majestic Son) cruised to victory in the Sunday harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard trainee was the public's overwhelming favorite in the wagering as she made her second start of the season while coming off a win at Pocono Downs earlier in the month. Billy Dobson drove Charmed Life in the $14,500 Open Trot and moved her out to the early lead, a lead she would never relinquish. The 1-5 favorite coasted to victory in 1:55.1, the fastest mile for any trotter thus far at the Spa this year. Cash Me Out (Jimmy Devaux), already a two-time Open winner this season, had to settle for second on Sunday while longshot Lucid Thoughts (Shawn Gray) earned the show spot. The seven year old Charmed Life, who has career earnings of over $1 million, is now two-for-two in 2017. Live racing resumes on Thursday with a 4:00pm first post time. Mike Sardella

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