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Terrormissu completed a sweep of her elimination and the $15,000 final of the Penny Bath Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Fraser Downs for trainer/driver Bill Davis and the J J J Stables. Run And Tell (Kevin Anderson) sprinted to the lead from post seven with Muriel Fornwald champion One Badland Nite (Steve Hudon) firing off the gate to her outside, but she was left parked out through a :27.1 opening quarter as insider Terrormissu quickly filled the pocket. As the field raced in front of the grandstand for the first time, One Badland Nite was able to tuck in behind Terrormissu. Run And Tell continued to lead the field to the half in :57.4 with One Badland Nite moving back out to pressure the front-runner as they neared the three-quarters mark in 1:27.1. To read the rest of the story click here.

The annual B.C. Standardbred Awards Banquet will take place on Thursday, April 3 at Newlands Golf Club. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets for the upcoming Awards Banquet can be purchased at the HRBC office for $45 per person (includes dinner). For table of 8 reservatons, please call 604-574-5558 or visit the HRBC office. The 2013 HRBC racing and breeding award nominees are listed below. 2013 Standardbred Racing Division Award Nominees Aged Mare - Call Me Up, Phone Terror, Prairie Illusion Aged Horse Or Gelding - Crown Isle, Rock Allstar, Sterling Cooper Outstanding Performance In B.C. - Prairie Illusion, Sterling Cooper Outstanding Claimer $7,000 & Under - Anjelles Aura, Classic Ambition, Real Vintage Outstanding Claimer $8,000 & Over - Call Me Up, Sterling Cooper, Stonebridge Lyric Driver Of The Year 20-100 Starts - Travis Cullen, Billy J. Davis, Ed Hensley Driver Of The Year 101-250 Starts - John Chappell, David Mckellar, Rick White Driver Of The Year Over 250 Starts - Bill H. Davis, Jim Marino, Serge Masse Driver Dash Winner - To Be Announced Rookie Driver Of The Year - Steve Hudon, Chris Linford, Chris Stranaghan Trainer Of The Year 20-100 Starts - Raymond Burt, Serge Masse, William Young Trainer Of The Year 101-250 Starts - Keith Clark, Bill H. Davis, Ty O'Neill Trainer Of The Year Over 250 Starts - David Hudon, Scott Knight, Erik Neyhart Trainer Dash Winner - To Be Announced Rookie Trainer Of The Year - Susan Allan, Steve Hudon, Cherie Paskaruk Groom Of The Year - Tina Barker, Shane Mattice, Kelly Medland Fastest Mile At Fraser Downs - Sterling Cooper (1:52.1) Horseman Of The Year - To Be Announced Doug Gillespie Award - To Be Announced SC Owner Of The Year - To Be Announced Pat Brennan Memorial Award - To Be Announced Tbc Future Champion Filly Award - To Be Announced Tbc Rising Star Colt Or Gelding Award - To Be Announced 2013 Standardbred Breeders Division Award Nominees Two-Year-Old Filly - Go To The Windows, Jay Majic, Killemwithmyawsome, Run And Tell Two-Year-Old Colt - Kootenay Harper, Lisplaced, Need You So Bad Three-Year-Old Filly - Allittleforplace, Im Tu Die For, Yanotherhos Three-Year-Old Colt - Ideal Art, Sea Deuce, Why We Were Chosen Aged Mare - Jans Rich Girl, Just Fiction, Pureform Goodtogo Aged Horse Or Gelding - Cantbeatacheetah, Crown Isle, I Hear Voices Broodmare Of The Year - Dal Reo Damsel, Jennys Place, Sendingforth Stallion Of The Year - Allamerican Cobalt, Swinging Lifestyle Breeder Of The Year - To Be Announced From Harness Racing BC-Fraser Downs

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the Regional Driving Championships which will determine the eight drivers that will take part in the 2014 National Driving Championship. A list of the locations and dates appears below. Western Regional • Fraser Downs • Saturday, April 26 Ontario Regional • The Raceway at Western Fair District • Friday, May 9 Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional • Hippodrome 3R • Tuesday, June 17 Atlantic Regional • Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Summerside • Saturday, June 28 To read the rest of the story click here.

Outlawishfulthinkn prevailed in a group photo finish to win the $20,000 Clarence Gagnon Memorial for Jim Marino on Sunday afternoon at Fraser Downs. The stakes event is for three and four-year-old horses and geldings that are B.C owned, bred or sired and non-winners of $30,000 lifetime (no allowances) as of January 1, 2013. With the inside post advantage in the featured ninth race, Cams Cool Shark (Serge Masse) took control of the field and led the way through opening panels of :27 and :57.2. Meanwhile, Just Hank (Bill Davis) took a brief tuck in fourth behind Outlawishfulthinkn early on before advancing first over with I Dont Really Care (John Abbott) following his cover and fanning three-wide. Just Hank cleared to command by the three-quarters mark in 1:26.3 with I Dont Really Care just a half-length off the lead and Outlawishfulthinkn now out and rolling three-deep around the final turn. To read rest of story click here.

It turned out to be a good night for One Badland Nite as the lightly raced sophomore filly held on to win the $20,000 Muriel Fornwald Memorial Stake in a career-best clocking of 1:55.4 at Fraser Downs on Friday. The Fornwald Memorial is for three and four-year-old pacing fillies and mares that are B.C. owned, bred or sired and are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of January 1, 2013. One Badland Nite and driver Steve Hudon led the field of nine through fractions of :27.4, :57.4 and 1:26.1 while Terrormissu and Bill Davis advanced into the pocket spot ahead of entrymate Two Timing and Jim Marino. Terrormissu tried to wear down the leader down the stretch, but One Badland Nite held on for the half-length victory. To read entire story click here.

The betting public was spot on with its assessment of Keep The Dream’s chances of winning Friday’s $25,000 Miss Valentine Final at Fraser Downs. The four-year-old Mach Three-Keepsake Killean miss, who was sent off at odds of 1-2, went to the front and didn’t look back in the seven-horse affair en route to posting a three-length triumph in a career-best clocking of 1:54.2. Trainer/driver Bill Davis hustled Keep The Dream to the front from Post 5 and she successfully led the field through fractions of :28.3, :58.4 and 1:26.2 before finishing off her foes with a :28-second closing quarter. Farside Baby was best of the rest, while third prize was earned by Im Tu Die For. J J J Stables of Aldergrove, British Columbia own the 10-time winner who now boasts a 2-1-1 record this season from just five trips to the track. She’s banked more than $20,000 this year and close to $100,000 to date. It also turned out to be a fantastic night at the office for trainer/driver David McKellar, who celebrated a four-win performance on the 12-race card. He got the ball rolling with Red Star Brooklyn (1:57.2) in Race 5 before tacking on wins with Stonebridge Lyric (1:54.1) in Race 6, Ad Scootin Ivy (1:55.3) in Race 7 and As Seely Promised (1:55) in Race 11. The Langley, British Columbia horseman currently finds himself batting .444 as a trainer this season while holding down a UDR of .387 in the driving department. Trainer Allan Molloy also had a productive night thanks to his three-win performance. Molloy took the opener with Genuine Promise (1:57.3) and followed it up with wins with Bush Baby (1:57.4) in Race 4 and Zeballos (1:56.3) in Race 12. Molloy has already put together a record of 8-3-2 from just 26 starters this season – a major improvement from the 14-for-110 record his barn assembled over the course of the entire 2013 campaign. To view results for Friday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Friday Results – Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbred.ca

Fraser Downs, Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway have all closed on Sunday due to the winter snow storm.  

A close runner-up last week, Big N Bad caught defending Open champion Playbook at the wire to win this week's $10,500 pacing feature at Fraser Downs on Sunday afternoon. Trainer/driver Keith Clark sent Playbook to the lead from the outside post six and carved out fractions of :27.2, :56.2 and 1:24.3. Big N Bad followed in the two-hole before trainer/driver Bill Davis tipped him to the outside rounding the final turn for the stretch drive. Kicking home in :28.1, Big N Bad wore down Playbook as they hit the wire for the 1:53 victory. I Hear Voices and James Burke followed two lengths behind in third. The four-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding, who boasts two victories and has yet to miss the board in four starts this year, paid $5 to win as the 3-2 favourite. Big N Bad earned his 10th career win and lifted his lifetime earnings to $97,781 for the J J J Stables of Aldergrove, B.C. Prior to the Open, Anjelles Aura was a repeat winner in the BBs Mirage Series for $10,000 claiming mares, scoring from off the pace in 1:55.3. After posting a 32-1 upset in the opening leg, she was the 7-2 second choice in round two and returned $9.10 to her backers. John Chappell drove the six-year-old Jennas Beach Boy mare for Aldergrove trainer/owner Randy Rutledge. Bareitall Hanover went wire-to-wire to win the other $7,500 division in 1:56 with David Hudon aboard. The seven-year-old daughter of No Pan Intended is trained by Ty O'Neill for local owner Bryan Buchanan. The favourite, who finished second by a neck in the opening leg, paid $4.70 to win and was claimed for $12,500 by Trevor Melnyk of Sherwood Park, Alta. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca

Call Me Up delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with a wire-to-wire victory in Friday's $10,500 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Fraser Downs. The 3-2 favourite took command of the field from post three and never looked back, leading through fractions of :27.4, :57.1 and 1:25.2 en route to a 1:54.3 triumph for trainer/driver Bill Davis and the J J J Stables. Rod Therres trainee Village Janus finished four lengths behind in second while the winner's stablemate, Just Fiction, rounded out the top three finishers. Call Me Up, a winner two starts ago and runner-up last week in the top class, returned $4.90 to her backers for Friday's win. The six-year-old Peruvian Hanover mare earned her 19th victory and pushed her career bankroll to $115,482. The $7,500 second leg of the Spartacus Series for $10,000 claimers was won by Darren Lupul's homebred gelding Strikes N Charges and driver John Chappell in 1:55.3. The eight-year-old son of With Held prevailed by three-quarters of a length over Camblazer and Anasazzi Road, who finished second in a dead-heat. He paid $30.40 for the upset victory after a fifth-place finish in the opening round. To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca

After being collared at the wire in last week's $10,500 Open at Fraser Downs, the popular Playbook went all the way this time out, holding off Big N Bad to win for trainer/driver Keith Clark. Playbook ($4.10) left from post two and led the fourth race field of six through fractions of :28, :57.4 and 1:26 en route to the 1:54.3 triumph. Big N Bad and Bill Davis overtook pocket-sitters Cantbeatacheetah and Jim Marino in the stretch to finish second three-quarters of a length behind the winner. The five-year-old Camcracker gelding now has five top two finishes since arriving in B.C. in December and 20 wins lifetime for Clark and Alberta co-owners Laurence Swalm, Verne Rea and Doris McDougall. The first leg of the BBs Mirage Claiming Series also took place on Sunday with Anjelles Aura ($66.20) and the Clark-driven Pureform Goodtogo ($21.90) upsetting in their respective $7,500 divisions for $9,000 claiming mares. The series winners produced a $263.10 early Daily Double payout. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca

Six distaffers faced the starting gate in Friday’s $10,500 feature race at Fraser Downs, and Prairie Illusion came from last-to-first to take home all the marbles for driver Jim Marino. The five-year-old daughter of Mach Three-Twin B Magical, who started from Post 6, trailed the field at the quarter pole and remained sixth until tipping to the outside just past the half. Call Me Up, in the meantime, shot to the front and supplied the field with early fractions of :27.2, :56.4 and 1:25. Marino had Prairie Illusion driving fifth on the outside at the three-quarter pole, and the mare’s :28.1 closing quarter was good enough to earn her the win by 1-1/2 lengths over Call Me Up in 1:54.1. Credit Card Junkie took home the show dough. Sent off as the 7-5 favourite, Prairie Illusion improved this year’s record to 2-0-1 from four starts while pushing her lifetime earnings to $158,336. Friday’s program also saw Nobody Can overcome early interference en route to capturing the first leg of the Spartacus Claiming Series. Trainer/driver Bill Davis rallied Nobody Can to the win by 1-1/2 lengths over race favourite Gramrun Jake in 1:55.4. Anasazzi Road was third best. J J J Stables of Aldergrove, British Columbia owns the seven-year-old son of Kents On Nuke-Battalia Hanover. His share of the $7,500 purse bumped his overall bankroll to $258,090. To view results for Friday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Friday Results – Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca

Gotta Have Nukes nosed out favourite Playbook to post a 27-1 upset in this week's $10,500 Open Pace at Fraser Downs on Sunday afternoon for trainer/driver Rick White. Playbook and trainer/driver Keith Clark set up shop on the front end and led the field of nine Open pacers through fractions of :27.3, :57.4 and 1:25.1 with second choice Prairie Illusion and Scott Knight advancing from third and going head-to-head with the leader around the final turn. Playbook held that foe at bay, but went down to defeat to the late-surging Gotta Have Nukes. White had the longshot positioned fourth throughout the mile before moving him into the pocket spot. Gotta Have Nukes then sprinted a final quarter in :28.1 along the pylons to score the victory and a new lifetime mark of 1:53.4. The winner returned $56 to his backers. Playbook settled for second with Prairie Illusion following less than one length behind. The five-year-old Kents On Nuke gelding is owned and bred by White and June Kauffman. A multiple stakes winner at two and three, Gotta Have Nukes earned just one win in 20 starts last year during his four-year-old campaign against Open company. Sunday's win was his 13th lifetime and bumped his bankroll to $172,048. Gotta Have Nukes' former stakes competitor Steve O was also in the spotlight on Sunday, winning the following $10,000 Abbetross A Claiming Series Final for $5,500 claiming pacers. Trained and driven by Jim Marino, Steve O sat third for most of the mile before kicking home in :28.3 to prevail by half a length in 1:56.1 over pocket-sitter Mr Prospector and Brad Watt. Marlin Hanover and Glenn White rounded out the top three finishers over three lengths behind. Steve O was a winner in the Jan. 5 opening leg of the series and a runner-up in round two over a sloppy track on Jan. 12. His eighth career win pushed his earnings over the $100,000 mark. Sent postward at odds of 7-1, Steve O paid 16.50 to win. The five-year-old Village Jiffy gelding is owned by J.F. Gagne, Carl Warnaar and Peter Van Seggelen. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca

Red Star Dana converted off a perfect pocket trip to win the $10,000 final of the Miss Onager Claiming Series while trainer Bill 'The Dominator' Davis sent out a perfect three starters to highlight a foggy Friday night of harness racing at Fraser Downs. Trained and driven by Scott Knight in the final for $5,500 claiming mares, Red Star Dana followed Red Star Brooklyn and David McKellar throughout the mile before out-sprinting that mare in the stretch for the two and a half length victory in 1:56.2. 'Dana' was part of the 9-2 second choice entry and paid $11.20 to win. The seven-year-old Bilateral mare was claimed by Victoria's Robert Collier for $3,750 at Fraser on Nov. 1, 2013. The win was her third in nine starts for his new connections and 13th lifetime. She finished fourth on Jan. 3 and a close second over a sloppy track on Jan. 10 in the preliminary legs of the Miss Onager. Her victory in the final was just one-fifth of a second off her lifetime mark, taken in a qualifier as a five-year-old. In other action, Bill Davis' stable went three-for-three on the 11-dash card giving his training average an early season boost to an impressive 0.631 (11-0-3 in 19 starts). Davis' winners were Call Me Up ($4.50), the streaking Garden Gate Ll ($3.20) and I Dont Really Care ($9.50). To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.Standardbredcanada.ca 

Playbook and trainer/driver Keith Clark turned a textbook pocket trip into a comfortable score in Sunday’s feature race at Fraser Downs. Sterling Cooper shot to the lead from Post 1 and chopped out fractions of :27.3, :56.3 and 1:25.1 in the $10,500 affair, with Playbook perfectly positioned in the two-hole awaiting his cue to ‘go’. Clark gave that order to the gelding in the late stages of the mile, and the five-year-old son of Camcracker-Incognito Miss responded with a final quarter clocked in a :29-second clip. He drew clear to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Sterling Cooper, with Big N Bad tagging along to grab the show dough. Sent off as the 9-5 favourite, Playbook won for the 19th time in his career for Clark and partners Laurence Swalm, Verne Rea and Doris McDougall. They’ve watched the pacer stash away earnings in excess of $165,000. Sunday’s program also featured two divisions of the Abbetross Claiming Series. The $5,000 divisions for $5,500 claimers went to Mr Prospector (1:56.2) and Western Nitro (1:57.3). To view results for Sunday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Sunday Results – Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca 

Fraser Downs' Abbetross A Claiming Series for $4,500 claiming pacers began with a pair of close finishes on Sunday afternoon. The $5,000 series opener went to Cenalta Pride ($6.40) when all was said in done. The popular pacesetter held on by a nose in a five-across finish in 1:56.4 for trainer/driver Bill Davis and owners Westcan Stables and Last Shot Stable. Finishing second through fifth, Promise To Lynette, Ronnie Woo Woo, Western Nitro and Taylor Special were separated by less than a length across the wire. Cenalta Pride, who has hit the board in his previous five starts at the same level, was claimed by Richard Knight. The eight-year-old As Promised gelding earned his 19th career win. Steve O ($6), the favourite in the second division who is trained and driven by Jim Marino, out-sprinted first over Branding Party to prevail by half a length in 1:58.2 for owners J.F. Gagne, Carl Warnaar and Peter Van Seggelen. In a photo for a show, Marlin Hanover edged out Somethinsgoinon, Cenalta Wizard and Outlaw I See Red one length behind. The win was Steve O's seventh lifetime. The five-year-old Village Jiffy gelding earned his first victory since a successful stakes campaign during his debut season in 2012 as a three-year-old. Davis' series win was one of his three training/driving triumphs on the 10-race card. Travis Bowman drove four winners. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Fraser Downs. From Publcity Department Fraser Downs

Shoplifter Hanover defeated the favoured entry to kick off the Miss Onager Claiming Series at Fraser Downs on Friday night for the father-son team of trainer Gord Abbott and driver John Abbott. The $5,000 first leg division of the series for $4,500 claiming mares and fillies opened Friday's card andShoplifter Hanover followed mid-pack through fractions of :28.1, :58.2 and 1:27.3 before sprinting home for the 1:57.3 one length triumph. In search of her fifth win in a row, pacesetter Real Vintage and driver Jim Marino had to settle for second-place honours this time out while pocket-sitter Red Star Brooklyn and trainer/driver David McKellar finished third. Shoplifter Hanover paid $11.70 to win as part of the 4-1 entry. Her stablemate, Garden Gate Storm, was claimed from the race after finishing eighth. Real Vintage was also scooped up by new connections. Shoplifter Hanover was claimed on Oct. 27 at Fraser for $3,750 by Surrey's Sharon Robinson and has since earned two wins in seven starts from the Abbott stable. The six-year-old Dragon Again mare's previous win in a $3,000 claiming event on Nov. 17 was her only victory of 2013 from 18 outings. To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca 

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