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Racing Roundup: He's Spooky is a front-stepping winner at Harrington
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - from harness publicists across North America

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Wednesday’s (May 1) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Harrington Raceway, Northfield Park and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

He’s Spooky a front-stepping winner at Harrington

Harrington, DE --- Rojan Stables, LA Express Stable, Al Kaplan and Howard Taylor’s He’s Spooky ($5.60, Jon Roberts) was victorious in the $18,000 Open trot on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway, in 1:56.3.

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He's Spooky had little trouble on Wednesday,
Trained by Mike Hall, the 6-year-old Cantab Hall stallion was sent right to the lead from post four at odds of 9-5 and he marched to an opening quarter of :28.3 with the 6-5 favorite, Major Herbie -- last week’s winner -- in the pocket.

He’s Spooky then proceeded to set fractions of :58.4 and 1:28.1 before opening up three lengths on the field. Major Herbie held second while Allmar Surprise was third.

Allan Davis, John Wagner and George Dennis all had driving doubles.

-- Matt Sparacino

Northfield Park
Power Everywhere paced home for her fifth straight win Wednesday (May 1) in Northfield Park’s seventh race. The 4-year old is owned by Edwin Harwood of Monroe, Mich. Trainer Calvin Hollar has called upon Robin Miller to pilot the mare in all five of her consecutive quintuplet of victories. Power Everywhere sat fourth through initial fractions of :28.4 and :59. Miller pulled her at the top of the backstretch and she flew to the front. She tripped the three-quarters in 1:28 and was first to cross the wire, in 1:57.3. She was 2-¼ lengths in front of her closest competitor, Kickstand (Wyatt Irvine). Wednesday’s triumph increased Power Everywhere’s (Kilowatt--Imagine Anywhere, by Camluck) lifetime win tally to nine and her career earnings to $14,748. She was the favorite and returned $4.20 to win.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Really Really Sweet was one of two repeat winners in the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series on Wednesday night at Saratoga. The 4-year-old mare became the winningest horse of the season at the Spa behind her sixth score of the 2013 racing meet as she prevailed in the second leg of the $7,000 per division trotting series. Really Really Sweet (Thunder Road), who cruised to her third consecutive victory for trainer Jackie Rousse and reinsman Bruce Aldrich, Jr., heads into next week’s final as the one to beat. Her win came in 1:58.4. Baltimor As (Dan Cappello, Jr.) was the other repeat winner in the series. Baltimor As parlayed the pocket ride to victory in 2:00. The big upset of the night came in the fastest division of the series thus far as Diamonds R Us (Jim Devaux) outclosed her rivals in a sizzling 1:57.4 to score at odds of 62-1. It was a lifetime mark for the Andrew Byler trained mare. Viper Blue Chip (Brian Mattison) scored in front running fashion in 1:59.4 in the evening’s other division. The final is set for next Wednesday (May 8) and is estimated to go for a purse of $15,000.

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