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Top hopefuls excel in sires-stakes action

Posted by Frank Cotolo on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:45 PM
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Top hopefuls excel in sires-stakes action 2015-06-01 1926_GuyMcKinney_300x225 The final week of May featured sires stakes events on both side of the North American border, with the $191,217 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) at The Meadows on Friday, May 29 for colt trotters, $100,000 finals of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for both colt and filly trotters at the Meadowlands on Saturday, May 30, and the $179,661 final of the Ontario SBOA stakes for fillies.
The final week of May featured sires stakes events on both side of the North American border, with the $191,217 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) at The Meadows on Friday, May 29 for colt trotters, $100,000 finals of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for both colt and filly trotters at the Meadowlands on Saturday, May 30, and the $179,661 final of the Ontario SBOA stakes for fillies. 
Uncle Lasse (H-Donato Hanover) won the first division of the PASS in wire-to-wire fashion over Cruzado Dela Noche (H-Muscle Massive) in a track-record performance of 1:51.4f. Owned by Solveig’s Racing Partners, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Brett Miller, the 1/5 favorite paid $2.40 to win. 
The favored Takter duo of The Bank (H-Donato Hanover) and Walter White (H-Cantab Hall) broke around the final turn of the second division, allowing Wicker Hanover to take control off a pocket trip and progress to a 1:53f score over Chef Lee. The $11.80 winner is owned by Christer Haggstrom Racing Stable Inc., trained by Noel Daley, and was driven by David Miller. 
Defending Breeders Crown champ Pinkman (H-Explosive Matter) lived up to his 1-9 merit by winning the final PASS division in 1:53.3f by 2 lengths over Honor And Serve (H-Donato Hanover) and Cue Hall (H-Andover Hall). Owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Joyce Mc Clelland, and Herb Liverman, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Yannick Gingras, Pinkman paid $2.10 to win. 
Mission Brief (H-Muscle Hill) cruised around the Meadowlands oval and was game through the late challenge from Model Behavior to claim victory in the $100,000 NJSS final for filly trotters in 1:54.3. Starting from post 10, she won as the 1/5 favorite for owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Our Horse Cents Stable, Jerry & Theresa Silva Stables, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, trainer Ron Burke, and driver Yannick Gingras. She paid $2.40 to win. 
Benefitting from the early break by favorite Guess Whos Back (H-Muscles Yankee), Canepa Hanover (H-Muscle Hill) took control of the field and kicked to a 3-length victory in the $100,000 NJSS final for colt trotters, winning in 1:51.1 over French Laundry (H-Muscles Yankee) and Aldebaran Eagle (H-Muscle Hill). Owned by Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband, Brixton Medical AB, and Christina Takter, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Yannick Gingras, he paid $7.40 to win. 
Sent off the 4-5 favorite, Stubborn Belle (H-Taurus Dream) won the $179,661 in a wire-to-wire effort of 1:55 over Meadow Seelster and Tymal Illbthere. Owned by Al Libfeld and Parkhill Stud Farm, trained by John Bax, and driven by Paul MacDonell, she paid $3.70 to win.
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ABOUT ME<br />Gender - Male<br />Industry - Arts<br />Occupation - Writer, editorLocation - United States<br /><br />Introduction You can fool some of the people some of the time, and that may be enough.<br />Interests Music, drama, poetry, broadcasting, harness racing et al.<br />Favorite Movies The Thing From Another World, Defending Your Life, The Incredible Shrinking Man<br />Favorite Music Words.Favorite Books Tropic of Capricorn, Heartland, Jude The Obscure