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WILKES-BARRE, PA - The World Of Rocknroll mare Clarebear took another successful step up the class ladder at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning her third straight with a 1:52.1 harness racing victory in the $17,500 mares pacing feature on the Tuesday twilight card. Driver Eric Carlson was insistent on the lead going out of the gate, then after getting early pressers to take back, in a :27 opener she yielded to the brushing Baron Remy in front of the stands. Baron Remy continued on to middle fractions of :55.3 and 1:24.1, but it was Clarebear who showed the most late speed, using the Pocono Pike to overhaul the pacesetter by 1½ lengths. The winner, who is trained by David Russo for the Cavalli Veloci Stable LLC ("cavalli veloci" is Italian for "fast horses"), boosted her lifetime bankroll to $298,983. There were a pair of $15,000 trots as co-features. In the first, the Donato Hanover three-year-old gelding Crossfit advanced with cover, went on uncovered after his cover broke on the far turn, then caught pacesetter Fire'N Woodshed by a half-length while taking a new mark of 1:55.4. Matt Kakaley drove the winner for trainer Ron Burke and owner Joe Sbrocco. In the other trot, 30-1 shot Darty was four-wide early in going to the lead and maintained the advantage to the wire as the outer tiers were stagnant, with pocketsitter Voodoo Man closest at the wire, a half-length behind, at the end of the 1:56.1 mile. Marcus Miller was at the controls of the sophomore altered son of Yankee Glide as he won for trainer John Butenschoen and the partnership of Harmony Oaks Racing Stable, David Miller, In Over My Head Stable, and VIP Internet Stable LLC. In a $14,000 mares pace, The Charging Moa N ran her North American record to two-for-two while lowering her mile record to 1:51. The daughter of Changeover has lived up to her name in both starts here - last week charging up three-wide on the far turn and going on to an impressive score, this week charging three-wide in front of the stands for driver Tyler Buter to clear before the second turn and going on to a 1¾ length victory over $990,778 winner Medusa. Trainer Rob Harmon looks like he has a mare who will be climbing the class ladder for Harmon Racing Stable LLC, Winners Circle Racing LLC, Howudoin Stable, and Richard Lerner. From the PHHA/Pocono Downs    

Rock N Roll Rosie (World Of Rocknroll) made an immediate impact upon coming to Saratoga Casino Hotel this spring. The five year old mare won her first three local starts and went on to prevail in five of her first six tries at the Spa for trainer Dolores Basilone and driver Jimmy Devaux. Following her win on June 29th, Rock N Roll Rosie tested the waters in the local Open. She went on a cold streak for a month and on Friday night, Rock N Roll Rosie drew the rail in the $9,500 feature at Saratoga. The early tempo in the feature was sizzling from the start and after fractions in the first half went in 26.2 and 55.3, the leader in the race faded and the backfield was set in motion. Open dropper Culinary Delight N (Larry Stalbaum) powered up first-over and cleared going to three quarters but all the while, Rock N Roll Rosie was closing in. Those two distaffers squared off around the final turn and took their battle into the stretch before Rock N Roll Rosie emerged victorious in 1:52, the fastest mile of the year for a pacing mare at the Spa. The win time also set a new lifetime mark for the mare who has now recorded six wins in her eleven local starts. Culinary Delight N was the runner-up while the favored Frost Damage Blues (Phil Fluet) was late on the scene to finish third. Rock N Roll Rosie was the second mare to set a new career mark on the evening for Basilone as she also teamed up with Devaux for a win with mare Wonderful World who stopped the timer in a lifetime best 1:53.2. Rock N Roll Rosie paid $12.20 in her mild upset on Friday night. Live racing continues on Saturday evening at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway  

Pompano Beach, FL...January 22, 2017...Rocky's Z Tam, fresh off a 1:50.4 winning effort in conditioned company a week ago, stepped up to the top Pompano Park Open ranks and promptly won that, as well, stopping the timer in 1:51.1 for harness racing driver Ricky Macomber, Jr. The five year-old gelded son of World of Rocknroll took home the major share of the $12,000 purse in pinning a photo finish defeat measuring a neck over the pacesetting Respectable Dream, handled by Rick Plano. Bluehourpower, also from the Macomber Stable and driven by Corey Braden, finished third, 2½ lengths away while Fritzie Pic Up Man finished fourth. Mystic Desire picked up the nickel in the quintet. It was a "picture perfect" journey for Rocky's Z Tam, who left alertly from the rail, allowing Respectable Dream to take command around the initial turn and on to a quarter in a hot :26.2. At this juncture, Fritzie Pic Up Man was third followed by Bluehourpower and Mystic Desire. On the backside after a half in :55, both Bluehourpower and Mystic Desire tilted to the outside but a :27.3 third panel left those two unable to dent significantly into the leader's margin of 1½ length past that third station in 1:22.3. Turning for home, Macomber left the coziness of his pocket and Rocky's Z Tam began gnawing away at the leader, gaining an ever-so-slight advantage just a couple of strides from the wire. After the race, Macomber said, "well, we sure got a 'picture perfect' journey, didn't we? Those first and third quarters were pretty good and we were just drafting along. Once we straightened away, I tilted him (Rocky's Z Tam) out and he kept grinding until he got it done. "It was a very nice mile for him...and me, too!" Trained by Jamie Macomber for the Z Tam Stables, Rocky's Z Tam won for the second time in four starts this semester, pushing his earnings this young season to $11,570. Lifetime, Rocky's Z Tam has bounty of $116,521. Even money on the tote-board, Rocky's Z Tam paid $4.20 to win. The same Macomber, Macomber, Z Tam Stables tandem also teamed up to score in the $10,000 Open 2 Pace with Uncmprmising Z Tam, as this four year-old altered son of Shadyshark Hanover made a quarter move to the top and, off that :26.2 opener, carded panels of :55.1 and 1:23 in route to a 1:51.3 win. Trained by Jamie Macomber and with Ricky Macomber, Jr. in the bike for the Z Tam Stables, Uncmprmising Z Tam scored by three-parts-of-a-length over the late surging First of Itskind (Tom Jackson). Heart Felt (Bryce Fenn) finished third, just a nostril further back while He's A Lock finished a fast closing (:27.3) fourth. The Optimist picked up the final award in the field of eight. The winner now has nine lifetime wins and $242,563 on his career card. Off at even money, Uncmprmising ZTam paid $4.00 to his multitude of backers. Monday's Pompano program features the ever-popular "Over The Hill Gang" trot with the tough nine year-old gelding My Revenuer after his fifth straight win for owner-trainer Tom Petri. Brad Kramer is expected in the sulky back of My Revenuer, who has been installed as the 2 to 1 morning line favorite. Among the competitors this week is She's All In, the eight year-old mare who has been competitive in Open company over this season. Owner-trainer Rick Plano will be in the sulky back of the gutsy daughter of Revenue S. Monday's card also features a carryover in the track's Pick-6 of $4,412. Post time is set for 7:20 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park  

DAYTON, OH. - Princeofrocknroll produced the highest harness racing $2 win mutual in the three year history of Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night (Oct. 27). Despite winning six races and over $26,000 at Ohio county fairs this summer, the 3-year-old son of World Of Rocknroll was dispatched at odds of over 99-1 and returned $211.20 to his backers following his come-from-behind 1:55.2 triumph. Starting from the 8-hole in a condition labeled "Non-winners of two pari-mutuel races at extended commercial meets," driver Kyle Ater, sitting behind Princeofrocknroll for the first time, was content to settle last in the nine horse field through the first half-mile. By the three-quarters Ater had moved his charge up to seventh in the outer flow, then fanned three-wide in fifth position for the stretch drive. To the astonishment of most handicappers, the handsome bay colt breezed past all adversaries in the final sixteenth to finish 3-1/2 lengths to the good. Princeofrocknroll's upset score was the 35th career win for trainer Kirk Sparks of Richwood. The 44-year-old conditioner notched six training wins in a short first stint in the business from 2002-2005. Married and with two children, Sparks opted for the security of a full-time job in a steel factory for the next decade before returning to training in early 2015. Following a semi-successful initial season with seven wins from his small stable, Kirk has blossomed into a high percentage trainer from his 2016 three-horse stable in 2016. The most recent longshot victory was the 22nd of the year for the Sparks Stable that currently sports a UTRS average around .500. Carol Johnston owns Princeofrocknroll, whose juvenile bankroll has grown to $35,000. Gregg Keidel    

A quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions are set to be contested Saturday night at Scioto Downs, featuring 32 side-wheeling sophomore fillies that were born and bred in the Buckeye State, vying in the third leg of this series. First race post time at the five-eighths mile oval is 6:30 pm, ET. Each Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) event features a field of eight fillies. She Gone and Johnsbadgirl square off in the first OSS division (Race2). Both of these Ohio-breds each captured an earlier leg of this series. She Gone, who hails from the Brian Brown Stable, won her first leg smartly in 1:55.1 at Miami Valley Raceway on May 6, while Johnsbadgirl won by a nose over Big Bad Ashley in 1:54 in a second leg battle at Scioto Downs on May 30. Trained by Mike Polhamus for owner/breeder Julie Farley of Bradford, OH, Johnsbadgirl is a daughter of Big Bad John-Remembered Promise-Cambest, who has career earnings of $46,730. She Gone, a daughter of Feelin Friskie bred by Midland Acres, is co-owned by her trainer and CL McCown of Ostrander, OH and R M Lombardo of Solon, OH. She's recorded seven wins in 18 starts and $41,775 in career earnings for her connections. The second $40,000 OSS division (Race 3) appears to be the most competitive, with legs one and two victress Clarebear heading up the group. The homebred World Of Rocknroll filly has done nothing less than sweep her OSS contests with ease, pacing to three wins and $46,450 this year in just seven starts. Conditioned and co-owned by AJ Carlo for the C2G Stable of Lebanon, OH, Clarebear's class should prevail, despite being saddled with the seven-hole. Queen Ann M--who won her OSS leg 2 on May 30 at Scioto Downs by a nose over Naked By Nine in 1:53.2, gets the advantage of the rail for trainer Mike Roth and owners Allan Keith of Pataskala, OH and Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH. A winner of $51,600 this season and $152,877 lifetime, the Big Bad John lass was bred by Midland Acres' Jay Mossbarger. Naked By Nine, a daughter of Manhardt, has finished second by a neck and a nose in both of her previous OSS tests this season. Trained by Mark Winters, Sr., for Dennis Shaner of Wapakoneta, OH, Naked By Nine is still looking for her elusive first win of 2016, but did turn in an impressive, 1:54.3 qualifying effort at Scioto Downs on June 27. OSS leg 2 winner It's Your Fantasy hails from the rail in the third OSS division (Race 10). The Jim Arledge, Jr., trainee stopped the timer in 1:55.1 in leg 1 on May 6 at Miami Valley and sports two wins in six tries this year, with seasonal earnings of $32,550 for Winchester Baye Acres of Powell, OH. The brown daughter by Big Bad John was bred by Greg & Holly Martin, and has a career bankroll of $66,755. Gorgeous Road is the second highest money earner in this third OSS division, and will start from post seven for driver Kurt Sugg, who owns the daughter of I'm Gorgeous in partnership with trainer Cory Deyermand of Dorset, OH and Patricia Nappi of Jefferson, OH. A winner of $53,401 lifetime, Gorgeous Road was fourth in leg 1 and a cool second in leg 2 of this series. She was bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard. Trainer Jim Dailey will tighten the girth on My Tweed Heart in the fourth and final OSS division (Race 11) Saturday night. The daughter of Manhardt-Tweedle D-Towner's Big Guy won leg 1 on May 6 at Miami Valley in a hasty 1:54.4, and then returned at the end of that month to just miss by a neck to rival Ohsowigglesspecial. Owned by Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH and Alan Keith of Pataskala, OH, My Tweed Heart has career earnings of $186,202. Bred by Stanley Swango III of Florida, the bay filly has four wins in 2016 and has not finished off the board in six tries. Ohsowigglesspecial will be trying to continue her sweep of the series as well. Co-owner Joe Paver will harness the daughter of Mr Wiggles from post five for regular pilot Dan Noble. Pearl Warren and Dennis Paver also co-own the brown filly, who won leg 1 on May 6 at Miami Valley, clocked in 1:54.4 and and in 1:55.1 in leg 2 on May 30 at Scioto Downs. This homebred lass now has 15 wins in 22 career starts and $85,110 in her lifetime bank account. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Sunday night with 65 freshmen pacing and trotting fillies competing in 14 divisions (leg 1) at Northfield Park. On Monday, the action returns to Scioto Downs, as freshmen trotting and pacing colts wage war in OSS contests. by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Sire Stakes  

Leg one of the lucrative Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) program featured eight divisions of the Buckeye State's top-bred, harness racing 3-year-old trotting and pacing fillies doing battle Friday night (May 6) at Miami Valley Raceway. A total of 67 distaffs went postward--in a trio of trotting contests and five pacing events--each vying for a purse of $40,000 each.   One of the highlights of the evening's 14-race card came when the Carlo's family homebred pacing filly, Clarebear, captured the first OSS division in a lifetime best of 1:54.3. Owned by C2G Stable and AJ Carlo, and conditioned by AJ, the daughter of World Of Rocknroll was making just her fourth career start and pushed her career earnings to $25,450 with the victory, the second of her brief career. Peter Wrenn steered the filly, who was unraced as a 2-year-old.   "She cracked a coffin bone at two and we gave her the time she needed," AJ Carlo explained of the filly, who was named after his aunt--Helen Carlo's daughter.   "It's a great feeling to win an Ohio Sires Stakes," Helen admitted. "Most of our family has always worked on the management side of racing, but ever since he was a kid, AJ wanted to be with the horses. It's a great thing to see him get have a really nice horse at this stage of his career."   Clarebare stalked the leader, longshot Ufpfortydevensgirl (Jeremy Smith) through fractions of :28.1, :57.1 and 1:24, then overtook her rival with a strong brush to be four lengths on top at the wire. Ufpfortydevensgirl held on for second, while Feelin Red Hot (Kayne Kauffman) got up for third. The second OSS pacing division saw She Gone and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. use near gate-to-wire tactics to score in 1:55.1, a new lifetime mark for the daughter of Feelin Friskie-Semaj Hanover-Cam's Card Shark. Brian Brown conditions She Gone, who notched her seventh lifetime triumph in 15 starts, pushing her career earnings to $55,160. "She's getting better each start," Wrenn, Jr. revealed. "Last week she was running in on me a little bit, but Brian did a great job of getting her straightened out for this start and it paid off tonight."   Big Bad Ashley (Chris Page) finished second but was disqualified by the stewards and placed seventh for interference, moving JLWonder Woman (Kayne Kauffman) up to second and Miracle Matty (Kurt Sugg) up to third.   My Tweed Heart took advantage of a perfect steer by Josh Sutton to score her sixth lifetime victory in 1:54.4 in the third OSS pacing division. The daughter of Manhardt--who won a pair of OSS legs at Northfield Park in 2016--is conditioned by Jim Dailey for Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH. My Tweed Heart upped her career earnings to $165,202 and her seasonal earnings to $32,950.   Ohsowigglesspecial used a bold, come-from-behind move to win the fourth OSS pacing division in 1:54.4 for driver Dan Noble. The daughter of Mr Wiggles--So-ho-special is conditioned by Joe Paver and was bred by owners Pearl Warren, and Joe and Dennis Paver. The hardy brown filly held off late challenges by Save My Tootsie (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Tiger's Sue (Peter Wrenn) to notch her 13th career victory, pushing her career earnings to $55,460 and her seasonal earnings to $28,125.   The fifth and final OSS division for 3-year-old Ohio-bred pacing fillies saw It's Your Fantasy and driver Dan Noble put forth a neck victory over rival Naked By Nine (Jeremy Smith) in a lifetime best 1:54.4.. Trained by Brian Brown for the Winchestester Baye Acers, LLC of Powell, Ohio, the daughter of Big Bad John garnered her third win in 14 trips postward and pushed her career earnings to $56,705.   To no one's surprise, Consolidator captured the first OSS trotting division easily in her seasonal debut, clocked in 1:57.4. Deftly handled by Chris Page, Consolidator led at every quarter, holding off her rivals by 2½ lengths at the wire. The fractious filly pushed her career earnings to $97,616 with the win, her third lifetime in six starts. Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. for the Green Acquisition Corp. of Canfield, OH, the daughter of Triumphant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Muscle Toy was bred by Rose Run Farm.   Kerfuffle Cookie trotted to an easy, 1:58.1 victory in the second OSS division with Chris Page driving for trainer Chris Beaver. The daughter of Chip Chip Hooray now has $100,170 in her coffers and notched her second straight victory this season in as many tries. After riding the rail throughout most of the race she stepped on the gas in the final strides to win by a length over Hoorah Hoorah (Aaron Merriman). A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) got up for third.   Kandy Krisp and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. used the rail to their advantage in the third OSS division, taking that division in 1:58.4 for owners John Stafford of Warren, OH and Tucker A. Baumiller of Boardman, OH. The tall-stepping daughter of Rompaway Wally stalked the leaders before pouncing in the stretch and drawing off by two lengths. Her career earnings now stand at $35,456. Ohio Sires Stakes continue Saturday night, May 7, with a post time of 7:05 pm, ET, and features 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and geldings.   Kimberly A. Rinker

The first leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes for harness racing freshman pacing and trotting colts will be contested Saturday afternoon at Scioto Downs, with a first post scheduled for 2 pm, ET. A total of 92 youngsters passed through the entry box, necessitating five $40,000 pacing divisions and five $40,000 trotting divisions. All but a handful of these colts and geldings will be making their career debuts. Trotters vie early on the program, beginning with the first race. Lone Valley Sam and Lionbacker Kidd both appear ready for their respective connections. Lone Valley Sam, a bay son of Iron Duke, scored a pair of solid qualifiers-the first a winning 2:06 clocking at Delaware on June 10 and the second a second-place finish in 2:01.3 at Scioto on June 22. Trained and driven by Chris Page, Lone Valley Sam was a $2,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Blooded Horse Sale. Rival Lionbacker Kidd's credentials include back-to-back winning qualifying efforts at Northfield Park-on June 11 (2:05.2) and on June 25 (2:03). This gelded son of Lionhunter will be harnessed by Joseph Kramp for owner Jeffrey Kidd of Hartville, OH. In the second OSS division (Race 2) Forever Worth It just might be, as he comes into this event with back-to-back winning Northfield qualifiers to his credit. The first, on June 18, saw him score in 2:00.1 and the second, on June 25, saw him pace in 1:58.1, with an impressive :28 final brush. Trained by Scot Cox, this son of Stand Forever is owned by Miracle Meadows LLC of Columbus, OH and Jason Ash of Delaware, OH. As well, Kathleen Prickett's Budman, a son of Manhardt, also has a pair of winning qualifiers to his name. On June 15 he tripped the timer in 1:58.1 and on June 22 he was clocked in 1:56.2 with his trainer Jeff Nisonger in the bike. In the third $40,000 OSS division (Race 3), two of the ten entrants will be looking for their second career victories. Kanthaka comes off a maiden victory in a Meadow's $7,500 overnight on June 23, when he paced in 1:58, besting his rivals by 3¼ lengths. The son of Triumphant Caviar is trained and co-owned by Chris Beaver and Wilbur Lang of Jamestown, OH. Also looking for his second straight triumph in this race is Esther Crownover's Nobletucky Joe, a son of Victory Sam who scored an impressive, 33¾ length victory in a $4,440 Ohio Fair Stake on June 21 at Circleville. This bay gelding is trained by Steve Carter. Chips So Fast headlines the fourth OSS division (Race 5) from post six for trainer Ryan Angus. This Chip Chip Hooray youngster brings a trio of Northfield Park qualifying efforts into this $40,000 test. Owned by Mark Moger of New Hope, PA and Albert Delta, Jr. of Newtown, PA, Chips So Fast has been clocked in 2:05.1, 2:02.3 and 2:01-finishing a strong second each time. This same event sees Triumphant's Chip trying for his second straight victory, having won a $4,440 Ohio Fair Stake at Circleville on June 21 in 2:07.2 for driver Tyler Smith and trainer Steve Carter. Conditioner Scott Cox will harness War College in the fifth $40,000 OSS division (Race 13) for the Parent Racing Stable LLC of Holland, OH and G. Peters of Akron. This Trainforthefuture gelding has a trio of qualifiers to his credit-the last on June 25 in a respectable 2:02.2 clocking. Also impressive in his recent qualifiers was Another Breath, who paced to a pair of winning miles at Scioto Downs on June 15 (in 2:03) and June 22 (in 2:01.2). The five, $40,000 pacing divisions get started later on the card, beginning with Race 10. First time starter Beligerent, a son of Mantacular who is owned and trained by Fred Huff, Jr. of Jackson, OH, posted a 1:58.2 qualifier at Scioto Downs on June 15, the fastest winning clocking of any youngster in this nine-horse field. Karen McGraw's Whiskey Friskie, a son of Feelin Friskie, also posted a winning time of 2:05.1 en route to winning a $4,440 Ohio Fair Stake at Circleville on June 21, while Miller Racing Stable's Donald Doc won a similar stake at Ottawa on June 24, timed in 2:04.2 for the one mile test. Trainer John Oliverio sends out Feelin Lucky in rein to Josh Sutton in the second $40,000 OSS division (Race 11) for pacing colts from post five. This Feelin Friskie gelding scored a winning 1:56.3 score on June 25 at the Meadows. Whataboy, who hails from the Virgil Morgan, Jr. Stable, posted a 1:57.3 winning effort in a Scioto Downs qualifier on June 22. This son of Big Bad John will have Chris Page at the lines for his pari-mutuel debut. Morgan will then harness Primo Giovanni, another Big Bad John colt, in the third $40,000 OSS division (Race 12). Owned by Carl Howard of Hilliard, OH, Primo Giovanni will start from post eight and most recently was timed in 1:58.3 when finishing third in a Scioto qualifier on June 22. Prior to that effort, he had won his qualifying debut on June 15 in a sporty 2:02.3, with an impressive :27.4 final brush. Another son of Big Bad John, Aloha John won a Northfield qualifier on June 25 in 1:59 for trainer Eric Hamlet, who owns the gelding in partnership with Michael Osborne, of Mentor, OH. Three sons of Big Bad John have winning scores to their credit in the fourth $40,000 OSS division (Race 14). Big Bad Cam and Prince Giovanni both took marks in their qualifiers-the former at Hoosier Park in 1:58.2 on June 13 and the latter on June 15 at Scioto Downs in 2:00.3, while Au Naturel was timed in 1:58.4 in his qualifier at Scioto on June 8. World Of Gaming, a son of World of Rocknroll, brings a pair of solid tries into this race, with a victory on June 21 at Circleville in 2:04.1 and on June 29 in a Scioto qualifier when he paced in 1:58.3 after drawing away from his rivals by four lengths. The final $40,000 division for OSS pacing colts (Race 15) sees Dash Of Grace looking for his second straight pari-mutuel victory. The son of Feelin Friskie captured a Northfield Park $3,000 overnight on June 24 in 1:58, winning by four lengths in a near wire-to-wire triumph. Kurt Sugg drives for trainer-owner Kurt Lepley of Mt. Vernon, OH. Trainer Jeff Nisonger will be in the sulky behind his Rockys World, a son of World Of Rocknroll who scored a 1:58.2 qualifier on June 15 before posting a 1:57.2 score on June 22-both at Scioto Downs. Friskie Cruiser, who hails from the powerful Brian Brown Stable, will make his pari-mutuel debut against these from post two. This son of Feelin Friskie paced to a winning 1:59.4 in a Delaware qualifier on June 19. OSS action continues for 2-year-old trotting colts with the second leg of this series set for Northfield Park on July 24. Pacing colts will vie on July 25 at Scioto. Third leg action for both gaits will be raced Aug. 21 at Northfield Park, while fourth leg contests will be held Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. The $225,000 Championship events for all the 2- and 3-year-old divisions will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, during Scioto Down's Super Night. Kimberly A. Rinker Ohio State Racing Commission

The hottest horse in all of North American harness racing is the undefeated three-year-old National Debt - and his sire, Allamerican Native, is standing his first season in Ohio at Hagemeyer Farms, in the southwest quadrant of the Buckeye State. Allamerican Native, after starting his stud career in Pennsylvania and then standing the last three years in Ontario, was brought to the well-known Hagemeyer Farms as the racing fortunes are improving in Ohio and the four-generation family-owned operation looked to expand their "footprint" in the state. Having the sire of such an exciting prospect standing at your farm for $2500 is as about a good first step for the Hagemeyer expansion as can be imagined. (To see and learn more about all five of the Hagemeyer stallions - the "Native," World Of Rocknroll, Canyon Wind, Home Stretch, and Rompaway Wally -- go to the farm website at, logically, www.hagemeyerfarms.com.) People looking to breed their mares to Hagemeyer stallions, especially if leaving the mares in care of the farm for gestation and foaling, "will get a personalized degree of service that we think is our strongest selling point," notes Scott Hagemeyer, the farm manager. (Scott, by the way, is part of the "third generation of Hagemeyers": his grandparents Maynard and Stella are living legends in that part of the world; father Mel started selling programs at Lebanon Raceway in 1968, and, 45 years later, retired as the track's general manager as Lebanon now gives way to two new tracks in the area; and daughter Lyndsay is a key worker around the farm.) "If someone calls out of the blue and says, 'What can you offer to my horse?', I answer them honestly and say, 'I'm not sure; I'll have to learn more about your horse'," Scott Hagemeyer states. "Every horse is treated as an individual first; we figure out exactly just what care brings out the most potential in them. Most of our stock during breeding season is broodmares, mostly bred to our farm stallions, and with that combination we have a conception rate of 90% to 95%." Scott expects some 150 mares to be bred to his farm's stallions (well, that estimate was before National Debt's victory on Saturday), and last year the peak equine population was 188. That's a far cry from a few years ago, one of the lower points in Ohio racing, where the farm had about 90 horses at most, including an influx of horses from other breeds, and the farm's two stallions serviced a total of 12 mares. "All thanks to the reconfiguring and revitalizing of Ohio racing," Hagemeyer notes, perhaps playing down a little the excellent care provided by the farm and him personally - "I treat all of our horses as if I owned them myself." Offspring of mares bred to farm stallions are of course eligible to be in the much-enrichened Ohio Sire Stakes, and if the in-process breeders awards program requires mare residency, Hagemeyer Farms is again in good position. While for the most part a breeding operation, there is a half-mile training track on the farm, and the population does include a few racehorses. "We've had some inquiries from some horsemen who both breed and race, since currently there is a bit of a shortage of stalls with the new tracks. That's a situation we'll have to be looking at." Besides his own illustrious family, there is another name indelibly linked to southwest Ohio and harness racing, and Scott noted that "I think Corwin Nixon would be ecstatic beyond words at the new situation here - Lebanon going over to the Miami Valley people, and the entire resurgence of the sport." Inquiries to Scott Hagemeyer can be directed through the farm website, or to 513 304 9263 - but be prepared for a possible busy signal if phoning, because National Debt may be making Allamerican Native's spring a little busier - and thus happier, of course. By Jerry Connors, for Harnesslink.com

Harrisburg, PA --- Bodacious sold for $355,000 and was the sales topper during Monday's opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg. Chris Oakes signed the sales slip for the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Silky. She is a full sister to Beach Body p,2,1:53.1f ($280,609), the runner-up in last month's Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly pacers. Oakes is also the trainer of Beach Body. Canepa Hanover sold for $300,000 earlier in the day. The Muscle Hill-Cressida Hanover colt was purchased by Jimmy Takter. He is a half-brother to 2006 Horse of the Year Glidemaster. Below is a list of the $100,000-plus yearlings sold during Monday's session. A full recap will be available shortly. Hip-Name-Sex-Sire-Dam-Price 194–Bodacious–Filly–Somebeachsomewhere-Silky–$355,000 Half-sister to Malicious (1:50.1f; $780,859) and Ms Malicious (1:51.4f; $351,963); full sister to Beach Body (1:53.1f; $280,609) 89–Canepa Hanover–Colt–Muscle Hill-Cressida Hanover–$300,000 Half-brother to 2006 Horse of the Year Glidemaster (1:51.1; $1.96 million) 202–Honey I’m Home–Colt–Well Said-Sweet Future–$300,000 Half-brother to Bettor Sweet (1:47.2; $2.78 million) and Sweet Lou (1:47.4s; $2.04 million) 155–Way Bay Hanover–Colt–Somebeachsomewhere-Western Duel–$270,000 Half-brother to Westwardho Hanover (1:49.1f; $689,408), Woodstock Hanover (1:50.1f; $456,007) and Whackamole Hanover (1:49f; $439,896) 108–Katniss–Filly–Credit Winner–Armbro Deja Vu–$260,000 Full sister to Dejarmbro (1:52.2f; $1.13 million) 189–Fire Permit–Colt–Credit Winner-Amber Fire Hanover–$230,000 Dam is a half-sister to Spicy Wings (1:54.3f; $570,720) 164–Paparazzi Hanover–Colt–Well Said-Paula’s Best–$190,000 Half-brother to Pirouette Hanover (1:50.3; $608,759) 172–Lookslikeachpndale–Colt–Muscle Hill-Poster Pin Up–$185,000 Stakes-winning dam had a mark of 1:55.4f and earned $439,454 187–Off To Bed–Colt–Credit Winner-Satin Pillows–$185,000 Full brother to To Dream On (1:52.1; $975,395) 162–Peruski Hanover–Colt–Somebeachsomewhere-Paris Hanover–$180,000 Dam is a half-sister to Philos Hanover (1:49.3f; $523,246) and Panther Hanover (1:47.2; $367,877) 144–Hit The Hay–Filly–Kadabra-Bedtime Song–$160,000 Dam is a half-sister to Pampered Princess (1:53; $1.64 million) 186–Workout Warrior–Colt–Muscle Hill-Sabrina Hall–$160,000 Half-brother to He’s A Demon (1:53.1; $305,370) 82–Its Okay To Stare–Filly–Deweycheatumnhowe-Glide By–$155,000 Dam is a half-sister to Maven (1:51.4h; $1.37 million) and Lanson (1:51.3; $791,586) 106–Lady Winona–Filly–Credit Winner-Ladylind–$155,000 Full sister to Jezzy (1:55; $834,240) 176–Wheels Ah Smokin–Colt–Muscles Yankee-Quick Credit–$155,000 Half-brother to Wheeling N Dealin (1:55; $811,226) 222–Bring On The Beach–Colt–Mach Three-Wheres The Beach–$155,000 Full brother to 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere (1:46.4; $3.22 million) 61–Dreams Beachboy–Colt–Somebeachsomewhere-Dream-A-While–$150,000 70–Morning Blue Chip–Colt–Bettor's Delight-BJ’s Sunshine–$150,000 Full-brother to Fashion Delight (1:50.1s; $803,897) 116–Lovely Jan–Filly–Muscle Massive-Lotsa Love–$145,000 Dam is a half-sister to Malabar Man (1:53.1; $2.14 million) 175–Motleyjue Bluechip–Colt–Art Major-Fool That I Am–$145,000 Full brother to Feel Like A Fool (1:49.4; $933,986) and Fool Me Once (1:48.1s; $635,057) 149–Anwar Hanover–Colt–Well Said-Allamerican Nadia–$140,000 Half-brother to Rusty’s All In (1:50f; $481,589) and Apprentice Hanover (1:49.4f; $383,405) 158–Strong Sorceress–Filly–Kadabra-One Tough Lass–$140,000 Dam won 2008 Kentucky Filly Futurity 133–Class Included–Colt–Muscles Yankee-Yankee Blondie–$137,000 Full brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill (1:50.1; $3.27 million) 114–Raylan Givens–Colt–Rock N Roll Heaven-Lisheen–$135,000 Half-brother to Lismara (1:47.3; $2.14 million) 216–Azorean Art–Colt–Art Major-Dancin Barefoot–$135,000 Stakes-winning dam had mark of 1:51.4f and earned $219,147 107–Lilu Hanover–Filly–Andover Hall-Lady Luck Hanover–$130,000 Full sister to Luckycharm Hanover (1:52.2; $430,056) 151–Ideal Donato–Colt–Donato Hanover-New Ideal–$130,000 Half-brother to Kadealia (1:55.1s; $570,375) 183–Arque Hanover–Colt–Rock N Roll Heaven-A Pippin Hanover–$130,000 Dam is a half-sister to Appleoosa Hanover (1:52.1s; $468,725) 200–Gold Beach–Filly–Somebeachsomewhere-Sunone–$130,000 Three-quarter brother to Smashbox (1:51.4s; $426,282) 62–Late Night–Colt–Art Major-Dreamland’s Jo Jo–$125,000 Half-brother to Real Nice (1:51.1h; $1.24 million) 227–Hard Rock Deo–Colt–Rocknroll Hanover-Worldly Beauty–$125,000 Full brother to World Of Rocknroll (1:50.3s; $338,561) 14–Raptureblisterburn–Filly–Conway Hall-Lady Marian–$120,000 Half-brother to Possessed Fashion (1:53.4; $314,272) 59–Day Man Hanover–Colt–Credit Winner-Dornello–$120,000 Half-brother to Lauderdale (1:54.1s; $217,535) 79–Sacreligulous–Colt–Credit Winner-Religulous–$120,000 168–Taiya Hanover–Filly–Rock N Roll Heaven–Trim Hanover–$120,000 Half-sister to American Jewel (1:48.2s; $1.84 million) 213–Penji Hanover–Colt–Art Major-Platinum Hanover–$120,000 Dam is a half-sister to Philos Hanover (1:49.3f; $523,246) and Panther Hanover (1:47.2; $367,877) 177–Can’t Wait Hanover–Colt–Somebeachsomewhere-Carolina Angel–$110,000 Dam is a full sister to Knock Three Times (1:51; $645,922) 204–Tady’s Legacy–Colt–Muscle Hill-Tady’s Comer–$110,000 Half-brother to Hez Striking (1:52.3s; $1 million) and Tady Strikes Again (1:54f; $585,681) 104–Rocknroll Katie–Filly–Rocknroll Hanover-Kutekatie–$100,000 Dam is a full sister to Kikikatie (1:50.3; $1.26 million) and Just Wait Kate (1:50.4; $387,931) by Ken Weingartner for USTA/HRC

World Of Rocknroll will stand the 2012 harness racing stud season at Hagemeyer Farm in Ohio for a $3,000 stud fee. He is a son of Rocknroll Hanover out of Worldly Beauty p,4,1:49.3 ($1.9 million).

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