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CAMPBELLVILLE, August 10 - The field may have been small, but the fight was big in Thursday's $37,200 Whenuwishuponastar Series final at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of five harness racing rookie pacing fillies clashed in the Whenuwishuponastar Series finale, with all eyes on Dr. Ian Moore trainee Jan, who was seeking a series sweep. Driven by Trevor Henry, Jan shot off the wings of the gate seeking the lead and while she would clear to the pylons quickly, she was forced to deal with pressure from Lady Grande and driver Jonathan Drury. Lady Grande was right along side the 1-5 favourite at the opening-quarter in :26.2 and would clear to command entering the backstretch. Jan was quickly removed to the lead, but had to work hard to be in control at the half in :54.3. After reaching three-quarters in 1:23.4, Jan was ready for yet another duel with Lady Grande in the lane. The two rookies would slug it out in the stretch, with Jan holding off a weaving Lady Grande by half a length in 1:51.4. Precision Hanover, Intrepid Lady and Nurse Pie Q rounded out the field. A daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven, Jan came into Thursday's final off a pair of easy victories and proved she was ready for a battle. "She had been winning very easy her last two races and I knew there was more there, but we never had to use it before," said Henry following the race. "She's a tough filly, like when they come at her she wants to fight back." Jan, who was a $35,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, now sports a record of three wins in five starts with $37,780 banked for owners Wilma and James MacKenzie. Trainer Moore has a strong duo in the rookie pacing filly division, as Jan is a stablemate of Ontario sired standout Percy Bluechip. "I had three fillies this winter and they all trained together and Jan was one of them and Percy Bluechip, of course," Moore noted. "They took turns at beating each other in training miles all spring long, they were just right at it the whole time. "This filly (Jan) probably beat Percy Bluechip just as many times as Percy Bluechip beat her in training miles, so when we tipped one of the back of the other, it was all fight all the way down the stretch." Jan isn't heavily staked for her two-year-old season and Moore noted he will talk to the MacKenzie's about trying the New York Sires Stakes or looking at potential opportunities to supplement. Jan Also on Thursday, the Define The World Series for two-year-old trotters kicked off with an impressive performance in the $14,000 opening leg. Chapter Seven colt Alarm Detector established a new national season's mark of 1:56 with a 6¼ lengths victory for Henry and trainer Ben Baillargeon. A $110,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, Alarm Detector went coast to coast for Henry, posting fractions of :29.2, 1:00, 1:28.4, before trotting home in :27.1. Cantabernet finished second, while Hey Jock was third. Alarm Detector is now a perfect three for three with $21,000 earned for owners Tom and Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel and Santo Vena. He paid $3.50 to win. Alarm Detector The second leg of the Define The World Series will take place next Thursday (August 17). Live racing continues Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 7 - Summer Travel became North America's fastest two-year-old of the season with a dominating 1:50.3 harness racing performance in Monday's $39,800 Dream Maker Final at Mohawk Racetrack. The son of Western Ideal improved to three for three by putting on a show against five rivals in the series finale. Driven by Louis Philippe Roy, Summer Travel got away third in the early stages, while Trump That moved up to take the lead away from Albergo Hanover at the opening-quarter in :27.4. Summer Travel got his cue to go entering the backstretch and rushed to the lead, posting a half of :56.1. The Casie Coleman trainee proceeded to pace back-to-back :27.1 quarters to leave his rivals well behind and pull off a sensational 9¾ lengths victory in a stakes record 1:50.3. Trump That finished second, while Albergo Hanover was third. A $35,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, Summer Travel appears to be the next big star for his connections of West Wins Stable, Mac Nichol and Calhoun Racing Limited. "He's been impressive since day one," said Coleman. "He's really special. He shows a ton of speed. "I was worried about him, he's got a bit of a high stepping gait to him. I loved him as a yearling, but then when he had his gait I was a little bit worried about that, but it's obviously not slowing him down any." Coleman, who has trained many top colts, had high praise for where Summer Travel ranks at this point. "None of them had done what Summer Travel's done this early and he's doing it so easy, like you could see the plugs were in tonight. I've had a little bit of sickness, allergies that I've been battling with him and he's honestly not even 100 per cent yet, but I'm going to have him 100 per cent when it's time next month." Coleman confirmed that Summer Travel is being pointed towards the Grand Circuit events coming up at Mohawk, including the Nassagaweya, Champlain and Metro. Summer Travel paid $2.70 to win. Summer Travel While the Dream Maker Series concluded Monday, the Pure Ivory Series for two-year-old trotting fillies kicked off with a pair of $14,000 divisions. Conway Hall filly Shazamm was able to power by rivals in the stretch to win the first division in 1:58 for driver Chris Christoforou and trainer Renaldo Morales III. A $12,000 Harrisburg purchase, Shazamm was coming into Monday's start off a victory on July 31 at Ocean Downs in Maryland. The rookie trotting filly now has two wins in three starts and $16,775 earned for owner Dan Clements. Shazamm paid $14.90 to win. Shazamm Rick Zeron trainee Courtney Hanover broke through with a strong 1:56.3 winning performance in the second split. The daughter of Cantab Hall converted off a two-hole trip to break her maiden and post the nation's fastest two-year-old trotting mile of the season. Courtney Hanover, who had been racing in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes recently, was a $47,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg and is now one for four with $10,500 banked for owners Rick Zeron Stables, Paul Marion, Bruno Dipoce and Howard Taylor. She paid $13.10 to win. Courtney Hanover The second leg of the Pure Ivory will take place next Monday (August 14). Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 3 - Legendary harness racing announcer Roger Huston will be making a special appearance at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday evening (August 5). Best known for calling the Little Brown Jug, Huston will be calling Races 2, 3 and 4, before heading downstairs for a meet and greet with fans on the main level of the Grandstand. A special commemorative T-Shirt will be for sale. Huston, who started his storied career in 1960, has called over 175,000 races at 138 different tracks, covering 17 states and seven countries. Huston will start his evening at Mohawk by appearing on the track's simuclast pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. Fans are encouraged to submit their questions for "The Voice" either through Twitter or by e-mailing them to Ken Middleton (kzm@woodbineentertainment.com). Saturday's evening's card features 10-races, including a $34,000 Preferred Pace. Post time is 7:30 p.m.   Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 3 - Jan and harness racing driver Trevor Henry made a :26 final-quarter look as easy as possible en route to winning Thursday's second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of six rookie pacing fillies met up for the $14,000 second round of the three-week series. Rock N Roll Heaven filly Jan was made the 1/5 favourite on the heels of a 1:53.3 victory a week prior. The Dr. Ian Moore trainee lived up to the hype and got the respect you would expect for a heavy favourite. Jan was put on the lead by Henry and posted easy-fractions of :29, :58.4 and 1:27.2, before kicking home in :26 to win by a length and three-quarters in 1:53.2, which shaved a fifth off her previous mark. There was no change to the top-three finishers from a week prior, as Lady Grande and Nurse Pie Q once again finished second and third behind Jan. A $35,000 Harrisburg purchase, Jan is owned by Wilma and James MacKenzie of Ennismore, Ontario. The rookie pacing filly is now two for four with $19,180 earned. Jan will be searching for a sweep of the Whenuwishuponastar Series in next Thursday's (August 10) final. Live racing continues Friday and Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

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

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 31 - The Mohawk Race Office would like to remind harness racing horsepeople of tomorrow evening's (Tuesday, August 1) early post-time of 6 p.m. The early post-time is due to the RCMP Musical Ride performance taking place during Tuesday's card of racing at Mohawk Racetrack. The first-race will go at 6 p.m. and it is expected that the opening five-races will be completed by 7:30 p.m. There will then be a 90 minute break for warm ups and the RCMP Musical Ride performance. Racing will resume with the sixth-race at approximately 9 p.m. Horsepeople are reminded to double check the entries and overnight sheet for paddock and Lasix times. The RCMP Musical Ride is a ticketed event, therefore horsepeople are advised to go through the paddock when attending Tuesday's card of racing. The RCMP Musical Ride will also have a performance on Wednesday afternoon at Mohawk. Due to the daytime performance, the paddock and track will only be available for training from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 27 - The RCMP Musical Ride is coming to Mohawk Racetrack for performances on Tuesday (August 1) and Wednesday (August 2) during live harness racing. A spectacle known around the world, the RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. The performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. The first official musical ride was held in 1887. The RCMP Musical Ride will be making a stop at Mohawk as part of ongoing Canada 150 celebrations. The performances at Mohawk are scheduled for Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon. The Tuesday evening performance will take place during live racing. A special post-time of 6 p.m. has been announced for Tuesday's card and the RCMP Musical Ride performance will take place after the fifth-race at approximately 8 p.m. The opening-five races are scheduled to take place between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with the remaining races on the card set to resume at 9 p.m. Doors open for Tuesday's live racing and Musical Ride performance at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon's performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. with doors opening at 12 noon. Although there is no live racing on Wednesday, there will be plenty of entertainment on-site to accompany the Musical Ride. Kid's entertainment will include bouncy castles, pony rides, dog agility show, face paintings, glitter tattoos, balloon art and a Touch-A-Truck area. All these activities are included with admission. Tickets for the RCMP Musical Ride at Mohawk are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids under the age of 12 are free. Tickets for either Tuesday or Wednesday can be purchased online by clicking here. For more information on the RCMP Muscial Ride at Mohawk, visit www.MohawkRacetrack.com Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 27 - The harness racing duo of Trevor Henry and Dr. Ian Moore clicked with rookie pacing filly Jan in Thursday's opening leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A compact group of six two-year-old pacing fillies battled for a purse of $14,000 in the opening round of the three-week series. Rock N Roll Heaven filly Jan was used a few times during the mile, but delivered a top notch effort to break her maiden in 1:53.3. Henry pointed Jan to the lead and the Moore trainee shot to the front to post an opening-quarter of :28.1. The second-quarter saw plenty of movement, as Jan would be shuffled back to third, while Lady Grande, the 3/5 favourite, became the third-leader of the race and reached the half in :57.4. Henry didn't sit third for long and had Jan moving just before the half and back on top entering the far turn. The Moore trainee reached the three-quarter pole in 1:26 and then paced home in :27.3 to win by almost two-lengths over Lady Grande. Nurse Pie Q finished third, while Save Your Breathe was fourth. Jan came into Thursday's start off a pair of top-three finishes against older rivals to start her career. She now has $12,180 banked in three starts for owners Wilma and James MacKenzie. The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven was a $35,000 yearling purchase at last November's Harrisburg Sale. Jan paid $4.90 to win. She was one of four winning drives for Henry on the evening. Jan The second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series will take place next Thursday (August 3). Live racing continues Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 24 - The harness racing 'Photo Finish Camera' was put to good use to determine the winner of Monday night's Dream Maker Series opening leg at Mohawk Racetrack. Summer Travel held off inside rival Trump That by the smallest of margins to win the seven-horse $14,000 first leg. Coming in off an impressive 1:51.4 victory in his career debut, Summer Travel and driver Louis Philippe Roy got away fourth in the early-going, while Trump That went to the front for driver Jody Jamieson. Trump That posted soft opening-fractions of :28.3 and :58.4, which forced Roy to come first up just before the half with the heavy-favourite. Summer Travel cleared to command entering the far turn and ramped up the tempo by taking the field down to three-quarters in 1:26.3. In the stretch, Summer Travel was in full flight trying to stay ahead of his rival, but Trump That wasn't going away quietly and came charging with a late bid up the rail. The rookies hit the line together in 1:53.4. It took roughly five-minutes for Summer Travel to be declared the winner in a tight photo-finish. A son of Western Ideal, Summer Travel is trained by Casie Coleman for owners West Wins Stables, Mac Nichol and Calhoun Racing Limited. The $35,000 Harrisburg purchase is now two for two with $14,000 earned to start his career. Trump That, who is trained by Dave Menary, was one for one coming into Monday's Dream Maker leg. The gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere was an $80,000 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale purchase for owners Menary Racing Inc., Michael Guerriero, Kenneth Ewen and Bruce Norris. Dragon Time, who is also trained by Menary, finished third, while Courtly Choice finished fourth for trainer Blake MacIntosh. Summer Travel paid $2.40 to win. Summer Travel The second leg of the Dream Maker Series is scheduled for next Monday (July 31). Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack. An Ontario Sires Stakes Gold leg for two-year-old filly trotters and a $34,000 Preferred Trot highlight the 10-race card. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 21 - The finest Ontario sired harness racing three-year-olds will be on display for nine Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold divisions on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. An action-packed 13-race card will offer fans and horseplayers the opportunity to see the best Ontario sired sophomores in each division strut their stuff. The three-year-old pacing colt division generally grabs the headlines and Saturday it'll lead the way with 25 colts and geldings split into three $66,400 divisions. Dr. Ian Moore trainee Classic Pro is the headliner in the division and returns to Mohawk fresh off a third-place finish in last week's Meadowlands Pace. The son of Shadow Play captured a Gold division back on Canada Day, which was his first start since finishing fourth in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. A winner of $222,045 this season, Classic Pro and driver Trevor Henry will leave from post six in the opening division (Race 2). The other two divisions are carded as Races 5 and 9. A group of 19 sophomore trotting colts and geldings have been split into a pair of divisions going for purses of $98,000 and $97,200. Try Try Again is undefeated in OSS action and five for six in his young career heading into Saturday's second division for trainer Dustin Jones. The son of Kadabra started his career this season with five consecutive victories, including scores in a Grassroot and Gold, before finishing second in his most recent outing (a Non-Winners of Four event). Try Try Again's pedigree supports his results this season, as his second dam is Spellbound Hanover, the dam of Trotting Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder. Chris Christoforou will steer the Jones' trainee from post-seven in Race 8. The first division is carded as Race 6. The sophomore pacing fillies will be on display later in the evening, as 15 of them have been split into two divisions ($96,400 and $95,600) carded as Races 11 and 12. Tony O'Sullivan trainee Soiree Seelster currently leads the OSS Standings with $71,900 banked over two previous Gold legs. The daughter of Big Jim captured a division on June 1 at Mohawk and most recently finished second in a leg at Grand River on June 26. Soiree Seelster has banked $213,782 in nine career starts (four wins). She'll start from post-five in the first division with Sylvain Filion in the sulky. The three-year-old filly trot division will feature 16 fillies split into a pair of $96,400 divisions carded as Race 1 and 3. With the top two horses (Magic Presto and Paradise Image) in the OSS Standings not competing Saturday, and the next two in line competing in the same division, the door is wide open for a filly to breakthrough. Sweet Of My Heart and On A Sunny Day are the only two fillies with Gold victories this season racing in Saturday's leg and both will compete in the first split. A daughter of Angus Hall, Sweet Of My Heart has won two of six starts this season after winning two of five and never missing the board as a rookie. The Paul Reid trainee most recently saw a two-race win streak snapped when she made a break in her last outing. Louis Philippe Roy will team up with Sweet Of My Heart to start from post-two. On A Sunny Day carries an impressive six for 10 record into Saturday's contest for trainer Luc Blais. The Muscle Mass filly has two wins and a second in four starts this season and most recently captured a Gold leg at Georgian on July 2. Sylvain Filion will steer the Blais trainee from post-six. The OSS action won't be the only fun going on Saturday evening. Fans on-track can sign up for "Drive With Us" for a chance to take part in sulky rides between races. The sign-up for "Drive With Us" is available at the Customer Service/Program desk and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Spots do fill up quickly, so fans are encouraged to inquire immediately upon arrival. There will also be a drawing Saturday evening for a Pepsi North America Cup poster autographed by all 10 drivers from this year's race. Ballots will be available at the Program desk and the drawing will take place after Race 6. Doors open Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with the Terrace Dining Room and Trackside Bar opening at 6:30 p.m. Live racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday's racing program can be downloaded by clicking here. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 29 - A single ticket was able to connect on Thursday night's harness racing Jackpot Hi-5 at Mohawk Racetrack for a payout of $43,174.75 (USD). It is rare to see just a single winning Jackpot Hi-5 ticket when the favourite wins, but that's exactly what happened in Thursday's finale. Dorabella, the 6/5 favourite, was an easy-winner in the $10,000 event for pacing fillies and mares. The top-five was then completed by a trio of longshots and the second-choice. Just one ticket correctly had the combination of 6-5-8-7-3 to score a $43,174.75 (USD) payday. Here are the top-five finishers from Thursday's Jackpot Hi-5 race. 1st: #6 Dorabella (Trevor Henry) - 6/5 2nd: #5 Brittle (Mike Saftic) - 45/1 3rd: #8 D G Nickabocker (Randy Waples) - 70/1 4th: #7 Sparkle (Jody Jamieson) - 11/1 5th: #3 Mach Majorette (Travis Cullen) - 7/2 A total of $14,279 was wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 pool, which had a carryover of $44,421 heading into Thursday's card. The winning ticket was a straight $0.20 wager 6-5-8-7-3. The horseplayer made the winning wager with TwinSpires through the Portland, Oregon hub. The Jackpot Hi-5 will now start from scratch on Friday evening's card. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie - WEG Communications

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 20 - Winning five-races in a night at Mohawk Racetrack is no easy task, but for the second consecutive evening, a harness racing driver was able to do just that. James MacDonald made five trips to the winner's circle on Tuesday's 10-race card. The Guelph, Ontario resident teamed up with trainer Mark Steacy for three of his five victories. The duo of MacDonald and Steacy scored their victories with a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies (Ticket To Seattle and Majestic Kat) and six-year-old trotter Harper Blue Chip, who's first victory of the season boosts his career earnings to $933,012. MacDonald's two other victories on the evening came with six-year-old pacer E L Wild Spirit and six-year-old trotter O Narutac Perfetto. MacDonald's five wins were recorded from nine drives on Tuesday's program. This season at Mohawk, MacDonald has recorded 31 victories and driven the winner's of over $500,000. His totals numbers for 2017 currently sit at 64 wins and earnings of $1.1 million. MacDonald is the second driver this week to post a five-win night, as Trevor Henry scored a handful of victories on Monday evening's card at Mohawk. The three-win night for Steacy gives him 11 wins this season at Mohawk and vaults him up to sixth in the trainer standings. Live racing resumes Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 19 - Carrying momentum over from last week, Trevor Henry posted five driving victories on Monday evening's 10-race harness racing card at Mohawk Racetrack. The Arthur, Ontario resident led all Mohawk drivers during the week of June 11-17 with eight victories and is well on his way to another strong week after his five-win night Monday. Henry started things off by capturing the first-race with four-year-old pacing mare Wild Dorthy at odds of 12-1 for trainer Matt Harvey. His second victory was registered in the third-race with Kyle Reibeling's three-year-old trotter Yo Yo Mass. Continuing with the trend of winning the odd number races, Henry scored victories in the fifth-race with Jamie Copley trainee and five-year-old pacer Sports Lightning and the seventh-race with Victor Puddy trained four-year-old pacer Bank Shot Hanover. Henry completed his five-win evening in the ninth-race by guiding Puddy trainee and six-year-old pacer Next Thing Smoken to a blowout victory. While young guns Louis Philippe Roy and Doug McNair have been dominating the driver standings this season, Henry has led all drivers during the last month at Mohawk with 31 wins since May 19. Roy, who was held winless Monday, leads all Mohawk drivers with 59 victories, while Henry now sits second with 46 wins. McNair holds the third spot with 42. Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 10 - Fear The Dragon, driven by David Miller, defeated the harness racing bettor's choice Huntsville by a three-quarters of a length to capture the prestigious $1 million Pepsi North America Cup in 1:48.4, Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Trained by Delaware, Ohio's Brian Brown, Fear The Dragon, gave his conditioner his first Cup victory and his driver back-to back Cup wins. Miller, who now has two trophies, won last year's edition with Betting Line. Stablemate Downbytheseaside, who is also trained by Brown, finished a third. "It's unexplainable; you would have to ask the guys that win these races regularly," said Brown following the race. "This is my first time, I don't know what to say, it's incredible that were even here with two horses and to come away with a win is just something that is unexplainable." Sports Column and driver Chris Christoforou was quickest off the gate from post five and grabbed the front on the rail. Classic Pro and driver Trevor Henry was close on his heels from post six, making a rush for the lead from the outside. Classic Pro was able to take command at the quarter pole posting a flashy :25.2 opening panel. The speed revved up in the backstretch. Filibuster Hanover and driver Louis Philippe Roy came first-over from third to clear to the front but a stalking Downbytheseaside, driven by Brian Sears, caught second-over cover and was quick to steal the lead at the midway point. Downbytheseaside posted a scorching :52.1 half, the fastest half-mile in Mohawk history. The 4-5 favourite, Huntsville, driven by Tim Tetrick, was on the move first-up from fifth before the half. Fear Of The Dragon followed behind the advancing 4-5 favourite. Downbytheseaside remained in command past the three-quarters in 1:19.3 and into the lane. All three Cup elimination winners--Downbytheseaside on rail, Huntsville in the middle and Fear The Dragon on the outside--battled into the stretch. It then became a two-horse duel between Huntsville and Fear Of The Dragon, but it was the Brian Brown trainee who crossed the wire first, taking a new lifetime mark in the process. Huntsville was second and Downbytheseaside was third. "My horse was having a hard time keeping up," said Miller of the quick fractions. "He was gapping and I was chasing him and he didn't really get into contention until right at the head of the stretch and then he dug, he fought, Huntsville he kept fighting and it was a battle right to the wire." Fear The Dragon remains unbeaten as a three-year-old with six victories from six outings. He notched his 11th lifetime victory in 17 starts. The son of Dragon Again and Armbro Cinnamon picked up $750,000 for winning the Cup, which increases his career earnings to $1,075,844 for owner Emerald Highlands Farm. Fear The Dragon paid $4.90, 2.60 and $2.10, combining with Huntsville ($2.40, $2.10) for a $8.60 (4-3) exactor. A 4-3-2 (Downbytheseaside, $2.80) triactor was worth $19.90, while a $1 superfecta [4-3-2-6 (Classic Pro)] returned $59.55. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON-- Lady Shadow overcame a first-up trip to win the $365,000 Roses Are Red Final for the third year in a row Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:48.4. Lady Shadow floated off the gate towards the center of the field while Call Me Queen Be was sent for the front in :25.3. Soon overtaken by Nike Franco N midway down the backstretch, Lady Shadow soon edged off the rail and began a first-over advance towards the leader while Wrangler Magic struggled to find room, causing traffic issues through a :54 half. Pacing three-quarters 1:21.3, Lady Shadow edged past Nike Franco N in the stretch to take the lead and began to drift while she tried to sprint away from Wrangler Magic. Call Me Queen Be angled out of the pocket and chased behind while Lady Shadow held off Wrangler Magic to win, with Call Me Queen Be getting third and Nike Franco N holding onto fourth. A six-year-old Shadow Play mare from the Camluck mare Lady Camella, Lady Shadow won her 32nd race in 59 tries, compiling $2,108,662 in earnings. Competing for the interests of David Kryway, Carl Atley, Ed Gold, and Bfj Stable, trained by Ron Adams, and driven by Yannick Gingras, Lady Shadow paid $3.60 to win. "I had to move her over a little bit [while Wrangler Magic struggled for room] and I just hoped to get back to the two-path," Yannick Gingras said. "It was clear sailing after that. "I thought I had everyone pretty much where I wanted them [in the final turn]. I assumed, the way I saw [the issues in] the backstretch that Louis Phillippe[-Roy on Wrangler Magic] would be disqualified. I knew I had the field stacked up behind me, and I knew I could've gone by Timmy [Tetrick on Nike Franco N] earlier and let her do her thing in the stretch. "She's so tough. She has big lungs and is real tough. No doubt I would've rather been on the lead tonight, but there was plenty of action and a lot of horses would've tried to take their shot at her; she was the horse to beat. I think tonight she proved that she's the best." Lady Shadow paid $3.60 to win. Mark McKelvie / Ray Cotolo for WEG Communications  

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 17 - Bettors Up, driven by Doug McNair, pulled off a 11-1 upset by a mere nose in the $440,000 Fan Hanover Final for harness racing three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, part of the Pepsi North America Cup undercard. Bettors Up got away third while Agent Q and Al Mar Got A Fever battled for the early lead into the first turn. A parked out Agent Q stuck the front as they blasted by the quarter pole in :26.4. Bettors Up then made a quick rush to the lead before the :55.1 half. The 9-5 heavy favourite, Idyllic Beach, who was sitting fourth, was hoping to catch second-over cover so when Al Mar Got A Fever made a bid for the lead from third, the bettor's choice followed. Bettors Up remained the leader as they passed the three-quarter marker in 1:22.1. Agent Q, who was sitting second, was fed open racetrack and added pressure to Bettors Up. The pair dueled strides before the wire but Bettors Up poked a nose in front to score the victory in a new lifetime mark of 1:49.4. Agent Q was second in the photo finish and Tequila Monday finished third. Idyllic Beach was advancing from fourth to third but broke stride momentarily, which resulted in her finishing fourth. "I thought (she held on)," said McNair. "I got my hopes up a little bit after and I kind of had to relax a bit. She is not a very big filly so I wasn't quite sure." "There wasn't a lot of leavers," he added. "I actually tried to get away in the two-hole behind Dave [Miller and Agent Q]. It didn't work out. But it actually worked out the right away for us. I had to revoke her back to the lead and she did the rest." The daughter of Bettor's Delight and Fresh Idea, who is trained by Scott McEneny, notched her second victory of the season and eighth career triumph. With the win, the filly lifts her career earnings to $456,499 for Bradley Grant, Teresa Davidson and Michelle McEneny. "She had a good week," said trainer McEneny. "She drew well and she raced really tough last week so I was very happy with her race last week. Things worked out tonight." Bettors Up finished second her in her elimination behind Tequila Monday. Bettors Up paid $24.40, 10.40 and $4.80, combining with Agent Q ($10.40, $5.50) for a $280.40 (1-7) exactor. A 1-7-5 (Tequila Monday, $2.60) triactor was worth $782.70, while a $1 superfecta [1-7-5-4 (Idyllic Beach)] returned $3,649.35. Mark McKelvie / Ray Cotolo for WEG Communications  

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