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Freehold, NJ --- Young New Jersey-sired trotters will have the spotlight at Freehold Raceway this Friday (September 25), with five stakes races in the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund series.   The card is headlined by the $56,000 final for 3-year-old colt & gelding trotters, scheduled as the eighth race. Kasha V seeks his fourth win in a row, after wins in the first two legs of the series and the Garden State Trot. Austin Siegelman will once again be in the sulky, for owner Theologos Moutafis and trainer Tom Corelli. He drew post position five.   He will encounter several rivals who figure to give him a fight. Fly Eagle Fly just missed in the first leg of the series two weeks back, then was a non-threatening third last out. He'll get a driver change to Jim Marshall, for trainer Marcus Melander.   Gerard won the other division of the second leg last week, edging out AP Hall of Trix, who also returns here. Eric Abbatiello and James DeLucia team up on Gerard, while Pat Berry and David Hoover drive and train, respectively, AP Hall of Trix.   Kyrie Deo was the 1/2 favorite in the second leg last week, but lost by just 3/4 of a length for trainer John Butenschoen and trainer Corey Callahan. He'll seek revenge from post position six.   The card also features two divisions of the NJSS-SDF for 2-year-old colt & gelding trotters, and two more for 2-year-old trotting fillies. The first division of the former series will be held as a non-betting race, at 12:15 PM. The second division also has five horses, and is scheduled as the third race.   The first division for the fillies features a field of seven, and will go as the seventh race. Ake Svanstedt will send out a duo, in Broad Strokes and Illuminata. The former looks like the stronger half of the two, having finished fifth in the New York Sire Stakes Final at Yonkers Raceway last out.   The second division is race nine on the card, and has six horses. Svanstedt is also represented in this division, with Wet My Whistle. She finished third in a leg of the Kindergarten last week at the Meadowlands.   Post time for the first race on Friday at Freehold is at approximately 12:30 PM.   From Freehold Raceway    

Freehold, NJ --- An anticipated clash between two top harness racing trotting fillies on Friday afternoon (September 18) at Freehold Raceway saw Ab'sattitudexpress win the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old trotting fillies by two lengths.   The Lucas Wallin trainee won the first leg of the series on August 28 by 6 3/4 lengths, then broke stride in the Garden State Trot last week. In that same race, second leg winner Common Sense S equaled the track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold. Off that win, Common Sense S was 4/5 in the final, while Ab'sattitudexpress was the second choice.   Leaving from post one, driver George Brennan took Ab'sattitudexpress straight to the lead, and forced Common Sense S into the pocket. Nearing the three-quarter point, Ake Svanstedt took Common Sense S outside and made a bid for the lead, but Ab'sattitudexpress repelled the challenge and drew off for the win. The final time was 1:56.3.   On the year, she's now earned over $150,000, and won four races, for owners Stop the Jade Farm. Earlier in the season, she won the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands, and has continued her good form at Freehold.   Earlier in the card, Kasha V won his third in a row at Freehold, winning the Garden State Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Austin Siegelman put him on the lead early, and he encountered no challenges as he strolled under the line 1 3/4 lengths in front. He's owned by Theologos Moutafis and trained by Tom Corelli.   Live racing continues at Freehold on Saturday, with a 12-race card starting at 12:30 PM.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold,NJ --- The final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, along with a tough renewal of the Preferred Handicap pace, headline Freehold Raceway's Saturday harness racing card. Both races will go through trainer Brett Pelling.   In the final, Pelling will seek a sweep of the series, with JK Lucky Charms. This gelding, who Pelling co-owns with 3 Brothers Racing, won the first two legs of the series in front-running efforts. Last week, he won by 3/4 of a length in a sharp 1:54.3. His task will be a bit tougher than usual, however. In the first two legs, he had post position one. On Saturday, he'll have to leave from post position eight. Todd McCarthy maintains the drive.   Force N Fury, who has hit the board in both legs, Rock N Teen, who was a fast-closing second to JK Lucky Charms last out, and Rockin Jukebox, second in the first leg two weeks ago, look like the toughest rivals. The race is scheduled as the sixth race, with a post time of 2:10 PM EDT.   One race later, Pelling will send out the appropriately named Springsteen in the Preferred. This 5-year-old is best known for winning the 2018 Max Hempt Memorial at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. He's won three times from five starts on the year, including an impressive 1:48.1 mile at the Meadowlands. Most recently, he was seventh in the Send it In Invitational at Scioto Downs.   He was assigned post position eight, with driver George Brennan.   The first of twelve at Freehold on Saturday will be at about 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold, NJ --- Freehold Raceway will host a pair of stakes for 3-year-old harness racing trotters this Friday (September 18), including one featuring a track record holder.   In her last start, Common Sense S equaled the mark for 3-year-old filly trotters at Freehold, winning the Garden State Trot in 1:55.2. She'll seek her third win in a row in the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund. Two races back, she won the second leg of the series by 3 1/2 lengths, in an easy front-running effort. Her task will be made a bit more difficult by her post: she's on the outside. Trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt will likely be sending her hard to the lead from that spot.   In contrast, her fiercest rival will leave from post position one. Ab'sattitudeexpress won the first leg of the series by 6 3/4 lengths, stopping the clock in an impressive 1:56.2. Last out, she chased Common Sense S all the way around the track, and was in position to strike when she broke stride on the final turn. She'll look to avoid any mishaps here, for trainer Lucas Wallin and driver George Brennan.   That race is scheduled as the seventh race, with a post time of about 2:30 PM EDT.   Earlier in the day, the colts & geldings division of the Garden State Trot will take place, with a field of five signed up. Kasha V, who won the first two legs of the NJSS-SDF, looks like the one to beat. He has post position four, for trainer Tom Corelli and driver Austin Siegelman. They'll go to post in the third race, scheduled for about 1:10 PM EDT.   The first of eleven on Friday at Freehold will go at approximately 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold, NJ --- JK Finendandy proved her big win last Saturday was no fluke, as she won the $56,000 final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old harness racing filly pacers Saturday (September 12) at Freehold Raceway.   She won her division of the second leg last week by an impressive 5 1/2 lengths. Off that win, she was the 1/5 favorite. Leaving from the inside post, Joe Bongiorno got her to the lead after a quarter-mile, after sitting second early on. She encountered steady pressure from Caviart Heather as they rounded the third turn and neared three-quarters, but JK Finendandy shook off that challenge and drew off. She cruised under the wire 2 1/4 lengths in front, stopping the clock in 1:54.3.       This marks her second win in a row, and of her career, and puts her earnings over the $140,000 mark. She's owned by Mark and Jacob Graber, Loren Schmucker, and Brookside Stables, trained by Jenn Bongiorno, and driver Joe Bongiorno. The Bongiornos teamed up for another win in the next race, scoring in the eighth race with Hot Deuce.   Git Go got second at 25/1, while Caviart Heather held well after her wide trip and was third. \   Earlier in the card, the second leg of the NJSS-SDF for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was held. JK Lucky Charms got the victory there, holding off a surge from Rock N Teen to win by 3/4 of a length. He's now won both legs of the NJSS-SDF series, for owner 3 Brothers Stables and Pelling Racing, trainer Brett Pelling, and driver Todd McCarthy. His final time was also 1:54.3.   Live racing resumes at Freehold on Friday, starting at about 12:30 PM.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold, NJ --- It's been a sweet run indeed for Feeling Sweet at Freehold Raceway. She's won the first two legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old pacing fillies, and will seek a sweep of the series on Saturday afternoon (September 12).   Last week was her most impressive win yet. Sent off as the 1/5 favorite in the field of six, she instantly made it to the lead and drew off handily, coasting under the wire 9 1/2 lengths in front in 1:56. This time, she'll leave from post position five, and driver Mike Cole will almost certainly be aggressive with her once again. She's trained by Joseph Columbo, and owned by George and Tina Dennis Racing.   It won't be easy for her to get the sweep, though. She's got several imposing rivals from some top stables. Jenn Bongiorno sends out JK Finendandy from the inside post position. After Feeling Sweet caught her on the fire in leg 1, JK Finendnady roared to a convincing 5 1/2 length win in the other division of the second leg last week. Two weeks ago, she almost won the first leg gate-to-wire, before Feeling Sweet nailed her late. Joe Bongiorno has the drive.   Tony Alagna sends out Caviart Heather, looking for one more shot at redemption. In both legs of the series, she's gone off as the odds-on favorite, but has finished second both times. She'll look for a rebound from post position four, with Jason Bartlett in the sulky.   That race is scheduled as the seventh, with a scheduled post time of 2:30 PM.   Earlier in the day, a field of seven 3-year-old colt & gelding pacers will do battle in the second division of their NJSS-SDF series. JK Lucky Charms was an impressive gate-to-wire winner in the first leg last week, and he'll look to do it again from post position one. Todd McCarthy will drive for trainer Brett Pelling. They'll go in the third race, with a listed off time of 1:10 PM.   The first of twelve races at Freehold on Saturday will be at 12:30 PM.   From Freehold Raceway    

Freehold, NJ ---- A pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund races were held at Freehold Raceway on Friday (September 4). One race saw the heavy chalk win, another saw an upset.   1/10 favorite Common Sense S won the second leg of the series for 3-year-old trotting fillies by 3 1/2 lengths. Steve Smith put her on the lead early on, clearing to the pylons just after the opening quarter. From there, she never looked back, and drew off to a handy win. She went the mile in 1:58.2, for co-owner and trainer Ake Svanstedt and co-owner SRF Stable. This was her first win of the year from seven starts, and pushed her earnings past the $200,000 mark.       In the first leg of the series for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, Kasha V got the job done at 10/1. He got the dream trip in the pocket behind early leader Fly Eagle Fly, who set a moderate tempo while not sneaking away from the rest. In the stretch, Kasha V and driver Austin Siegelman moved outside and wore down Fly Eagle Fly for a half-length win. That was his first career win from nineteen starts, for owner Theologos Moutafis and trainer Tom Corelli. The final time was 2:00.       Live racing continues on Saturday, with a first post of 12:30 PM EDT. There's a double carryover on the pick 5, worth $1,885.39.   From Freehold Raceway    

Freehold, NJ --- Last Saturday's divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old filly pacers at Freehold Raceway looked like coronations for two Tony Alagna-trained fillies. Odds on Sarasota, the New Jersey Sire Stakes champion at the Meadowlands went off at 4/5 in her race. Meanwhile, Caviart Heather went off at 2/5 in her division.   However, both of them lost, with Odds on Sarasota breaking stride early on, and Caviart Heather finishing second by half a length. Both will seek revenge on Saturday, in the second leg of their series.   Caviart Heather drew post position four in her division, which is scheduled as the third race on the program. She has some stiff competition, including Git Go, who won her division of the first leg last week, and Thundra, who finished one length behind Git Go. Jason Bartlett will be in the sulky on Caviart Heather.   In the second division, Odds on Sarasota drew the inside post position in the field of seven, which will be the fifth race on the card. Feeling Sweet, who upset her stablemate last week, is drawn to Odds on Sarasota's direct outside, and once again looks like a serious win contender.   The card also features the first division of the NJSS-SDF for 3-year-old colt & gelding pacers. A field of seven will line up in there, with JK Lucky Charms, for Brett Pelling, the likely favorite. He won a division of the Stallion Series at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono last out, going the mile in 1:50.4. That race is scheduled as the seventh, with a post time of about 2:30 PM EDT.   The first of thirteen races at Freehold this Saturday will be at 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway  

Freehold, NJ --- Freehold Raceway's 11-race harness racing program this Friday (September 4) is headlined by a pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund races for 3-year-old trotters.   The division for fillies drew a field of six, and is scheduled as the third race, with a listed post time of 1:10 PM EDT. The expected favorite is Common Sense S, for trainer Ake Svanstedt and driver Steve Smith. A winner of several stakes races this year, Common Sense S is seeking her first win of her sophomore campaign. She's coming off a fifth-place finish in the Continentalvictory at the Meadowlands. She has post position five for this race.   Her five rivals all exit the first leg of the series, held last Friday. The best finisher of the group, Alyvia Deo, finished third at 45/1 last week. She's got post position three here, for trainer Rob Harmon and driver Vinny Ginsburg.   The division for colts & geldings features a field of eight, and will go as the fifth race, scheduled to be run at 1:50 PM EDT. Marcus Melander sends out a pair: Southwind Hillrazr, coming off a runner-up finish against winners at Harrah's Philadelphia, and Fly Eagle Fly, a recent maiden winner at that track. They drew the inside two post positions.   Freehold's Friday card also features two carryovers. The early pick 4, beginning in race 2, has a carryover of $1,223.86. The pick 5, which starts in race 5, features a carryover of $863.91.   The first race at Freehold on Friday begins at about 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway      

Freehold, NJ --- Opening weekend rolls on at Freehold Raceway this Saturday (August 29), with an 11 race harness racing card. The heat of the action is in races 5-7, with two divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old fillies bookending a Preferred Handicap pace.   The first division will go as the fifth race, scheduled for 2:10 PM EDT. Odds on Sarasota headlines the field of five, coming off a sweep of the New Jersey Sire Stakes series at the Meadowlands. She'll make her first start for the Tony Alagna barn, after previously racing for Ross Croghan. Jason Bartlett drives from post position three.   Alagna also has the likely favorite in the second division, which will go as the seventh race. Caviart Heather won the division of the Stallion Series at Pocono Downs two races back, and finished second by half a length in the same series at Harrah's Philadelphia last out. She'll leave from post position two, also with Jason Bartlett.   In between the two NJSS races is an excellent edition of the Preferred Handicap pace. Keep on Rocking A, who won three races in a row at Running Aces over the summer, and Gratian Hanover, a winner of the Yonkers Raceway open three races back, headline the field of eight. Lyons Steel, a noted lover of the Freehold track, and a winner at Harrah's Philadelphia two starts back, also figures to be a contender.   Post time for the first race on Saturday will be about 12:30 PM EDT.   Publicity Freehold Raceway    

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Meadowlands played host to four New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for 3-year-olds Friday night, and driver Tim Tetrick was on his game, grabbing two victories and a second on a night that saw him win four of the 13 races on the harness racing card. Tetrick's twosome began with Odds On Sarasota, who won the $160,000 Filly Pace in a lifetime-best 1:52.2 for trainer Ross Croghan. She returned $3.80 to win in scoring for the fifth time in seven lifetime starts, good for earnings of $131,200. The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven-Odds On Charmaine, who also won the first two NJSS legs to complete a three-race sweep, followed live cover to get to the top at the half in :56. When even-money second choice Kelly's Champ went on a wild break scattering the field at the five-eighths, it was a walk in the park for the 4-5 public choice. At the wire, it was 4¾ lengths back to Thundra. Wynona Strided finished third. "She's been steppy off and on at times," said Tetrick. "But tonight, she was really good and got the job done pretty impressively. [After making the lead] I was pretty sure they would be happy to follow me. I worked my way to the lead, and after that, she kind of coasted and drew away from them. Last week, she got a real easy trip [winning in 1:55] and I didn't have to use her. So I thought tonight she could wear them out." Odds On Sarasota The completion of Tetrick's NJSS double came in the $160,000 Filly Trot, as the 38-year-old pilot guided Ab'sattitudexpress to a 1¾-length score over 7-5 favorite Dubai Princess in a lifetime-best 1:52.2. Common Sense S was third. Tetrick, driving the Lucas Wallin trainee for the first time, had the 4-1 third choice in the wagering right where he wanted him: Tracking the public choice. "Last week, my horse looked really impressive [winning in 1:52.4]," said Tetrick. "But it was going to be tough beating Dubai Princess. We got a great trip and my horse trotted well to the finish line." Tetrick's formula for success was to sit a pocket trip and strike late. "Lucas said I could do whatever I wanted," said Tetrick. "That gave me a lot of options, so I got out of there and followed the favorite. That mare [Dubai Princess] came up a little off nearing the wire and run out a little bit, so I had to go up the inside. She shot right through there and we got our picture taken." Ab'sattitudexpress, a daughter of Trixton-Abbie'sgotattitude, paid $10.60 to win and now has four wins from six lifetime outings and earnings of $111,000. Ab'sattitudexpress Tetrick's bid for a Sire Stakes triple was foiled by Rockin The Aces, who gunned down Tetrick and even-money public choice Rock Me Hard by a half-length in a lifetime-best 1:49.4 in the $160,000 Colts and Geldings Pace. Rockin The Gates was third. Rockin The Aces, driven by Brian Sears and trained by Robert Cleary, went a perfect second-over trip around the far turn, getting a perfect tow from the first-over favorite, before ducking inside late to record the score. The gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven-Mattaroni won for the fourth time in nine lifetime outings. His earnings stand at $176,278. Rockin The Aces Chalk players were no doubt nervous in the early going but Play Trix On Me lived up to his 1-9 post-time odds promise in taking the $128,000 Colts and Geldings Trot. "That's not what I expected," said winning trainer Toscano of her prized pupil's trip. "Last year, he was much the best in this division, so he was winning on the front end. It's important for him to go both ways. He is learning well." Play Trix On Me, who is now a two-time NJSS champion, was pushed extremely wide into the first turn and had to take back to fifth at the quarter before driver Scott Zeron moved the son of Trixton-Lima Playmate to the outside at the three-eighths to start his march toward the leaders. 'Trix' was still 2½ lengths behind leader Toccoa Falls at three-quarters, but once straightened away in the stretch, it was no match, as Play Trix On Me stormed home to record a three-quarter-length win in 1:53.3. Jula Trix Treasure rallied for second with AP Hall Of Trix grabbing the show dough. Play Trix On Me paid $2.20 to win while winning for the seventh time in nine lifetime starts. His bankroll now stands at $204,850. Play Trix On Me A LITTLE MORE: The Meadowlands welcomed back fans into the track for the first time since the coronavirus shutdown, with the grandstand available to 25 percent capacity. Many others watched and wagered on the races outdoors. ... Volatile weather, which saw lightning strikes close by, caused a lengthy delay before the third race, which made it necessary to move quickly from post parade to race for the rest of the night, causing handle numbers to suffer. The total wager of $2,451,141 ended the Big M's streak of 15 straight racing programs with at least $2.5 million in action. ... The night got off to a big start as a season's-best $98,037 was poured into the 20-cent Pick-5 pool. ... Racing resumes Saturday at 7:15 p.m. By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- February 14, 2020 -- A payment of $300 for both two and three-year-olds for the Premier Division of the NJSS is due *February 15th. A payment of $100 for both two and three-year-olds for the Standardbred Development Fund is also due *February 15th. *Because the 15th falls on a Saturday, the deadline is extended to Tuesday, February 18th. Send payments to NJSS, PO Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625 by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

Freehold, NJ --- Two weeks ago, No Drama Please was the solid favorite in the harness racing final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) for 3-year-old colt & gelding trotters. Unfortunately for him, he faded late to finish sixth, while Cotton to You pulled off the upset.   Now, the Tom Fanning-trained trotter will seek his revenge in the Garden State Trot this Saturday at Freehold Raceway. He drew the inside post in the field of six, while NJSS-SDF champion Cotton to You will leave from post position five, for trainer Lucas Wallin and driver Jim Marohn Jr. Wallin will also send out Sovereign Deo, who broke stride after the start in the final and lost all chance. He rebounded with a runner-up finish at Pocono Downs last out.   Three new shooters will seek to challenge the NJSS-SDF veterans. Sheena's Boy drew post position three, for Ake Svanstedt and George Brennan. He finished second in the Muscle Hill at the Meadowlands earlier in the year, and crossed the wire fourth in the Yonkers Trot, before being disqualified for breaking stride in the stretch. Last out, he went off stride in the Bluegrass at the Red Mile. If he can stay trotting here, he's got a big chance.   Ray Schnittker will send out New Jersey Futurity winner Alternative Fact, who drew the outside post. He's won five races in a row, most recently winning a conditioned trot in wet weather at Harrah's Philadelphia. Jason Bartlett will be in the sulky.   Lucius Vorenus, shipping from Vernon Downs and trained by Nick Surick, rounds out the field.   The Garden State Trot is scheduled as the third race, with a post time of 1:10 PM EDT. The first of 12 races at Freehold on Saturday will be at approximately 12:30 PM EDT.   From Freehold Raceway  

French Cafe and Sexy Wow traded wins in the first two legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes - Standardbred Development Fund for three-year-old filly trotters. French Cafe was the 1/2 choice to win the NJSS-SDF Final on Friday afternoon (Oct. 18) at Freehold Raceway, and lived up to the hype. Driver Andy Miller put his filly right on the lead early, letting her cruise through a half-mile in a meandering 1:00. George Brennan made a menacing first-over move with Sexy Wow nearing the three-quarter point, but French Cafe brushed her off and drew off to victory by 3-1/2 lengths. Marveloustrix got up for second, edging out Sexy Wow. French Cafe has now won eight races from 21 career starts, including two legs of the Kentucky Sire Stakes earlier in the year. She's trained by Julie Miller and owned by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. Her victory was one of four for Andy Miller on the Friday card, as he swept the early pick 4. Miller also won with Deep Dreamer in Race 2, Rockn Legend in Race 4, and Real World Goal in Race 5. He teamed up with leading trainer Nick Surick on all three of those wins. That makes 116 wins for Miller at Freehold this calendar year, good for first place by more than 50 victories. Live harness racing continues at Freehold on Saturday, with a scheduled first post time of 12:30 p.m. From the Freehold Raceway Media Department

Freehold, NJ --- Ponder the Odds and Prince of Tides will look to cap off their respective dominant harness racing streaks at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, when they compete in the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) Finals for 3-year-old pacing fillies and colts and geldings, respectively.   Ponder the Odds, sired by Ponder and trained by Kathleen La Montagne, has reeled off four consecutive victories, including the first two legs of the NJSS-SDF series. Like she did the past two weeks, she drew the inside post. This will play right into her front-running style of racing. Pat Lachance will be the driver.   Surreality and Stood Up look to have the best chance to upset among her five rivals. Stood Up, trained by Michael Hall, almost pulled it off last week, losing to Ponder the Odds by just a neck. She drew the outside post in the field of six, with Joe Bongiorno in the bike. Surreality has hit the board at long odds in each of the first two legs, most recently finishing third at 42/1. Austin Siegelman will drive her from post five, for trainer Nicholas Devita.   Hurrikane Lori Ann, A Beach Cowgirl, and Fear No Evil round out the field. The final has been scheduled as the third race, with an approximate post time of 1:10 PM EDT.   Meanwhile, Prince of Tides, sired by Somebeachsomewhere, has been nothing short of a beast in his two starts at Freehold this meet. He won the Homegrown pace by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:52.3 two starts back, then won the first leg by three lengths in 1:53.4 last out. The Ross Croghan trainee bypassed the second leg of the series, to stay fresh for the final. He drew post position three in the field of seven, and will be driven by George Brennan.   Nick Surick will send out two, including Trente Deo, the winner of the second leg. Andy Miller will drive from post position six. Surick's other horse, Black Dan, drew directly to his inside. He'll seek to improve off a fourth and a fifth in the first two legs.   Reigning Deo, Admiral Ballsy, Just Plain Loco, and Cool Your Heels, the latter two both trained by Tom Fanning, complete the ensemble. It will go as the fifth race, with an approximate post time of 12:30 PM EDT.   The first of twelve races at Freehold on Saturday is scheduled for 12:30 PM EDT.   From the Freehold Raceway Media Department  

Freehold, NJ --- The phrase "short but select" comes to mind when talking about the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund Final (NJSS-SDF) for 3-year-old filly harness racing trotters at Freehold Raceway on Friday.   While there's only five horses in the field, the race features a rubber match between the winners of the first two legs of the series: French Cafe and Sexy Wow.   A winner of two legs of the Kentucky Sire Stakes earlier in the year, French Cafe impressed in the first leg of the NJSS-SDF two weeks ago, defeating Sexy Wow by 1 1/4 lengths. However, Sexy Wow turned the tables in the second leg, sitting a perfect pocket trip to win by 3/4 of a length.   French Cafe will have the post position edge in the final, drawing post position two. Andy Miller will drive, while his wife, Julie, is the trainer. Sexy Wow has the outside post in the five-horse field, with George Brennan in the sulky for trainer Nick Surick.   Marveloustrix, Lady Lone Star, and Taja Mahala round out the field. They finished third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, in the second leg last week. The final is scheduled as the third race on the card, with a scheduled post time of 1:10 PM EDT.   The first of ten races at Freehold on Friday will go postward at 12:30 PM EDT.   From the Freehold Raceway Media Department  

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