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Racing Roundup: Eastend Eddie repeats in Tioga feature
Sunday, July 14, 2013 - by harness publicists across North America

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Sunday's (July 14) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Tioga Downs, Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Running Aces.

Eastend Eddie repeats in Tioga feature

Nichols, NY -- Eastend Eddie and Jim Marohn Jr. made it back-to-back victories in the $16,000 Open Pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.

Getting away third in a field of six from post 3, Marohn watched as Sheer Brilliance (Aaron Byron) put up fractions of 27.4 and 55.2. As the field straightened up and headed towards three quarters, Marohn tipped Eastend Eddie first-over through a brisk 27-second third quarter and raced neck-and-neck with Sheer Brilliance by three quarters in 1:22.2.

Fred Brown photo
Eastend Eddie won the Tioga Downs Open Pace in 1:50.1.

Around the final turn and into the stretch, Eastend Eddie slowly powered by a stubborn Sheer Brilliance to win by a length and a half in 1:50.1.

It was the sixth win of the year for Eastend Eddie, a 5-year-old son of Million Dollar Cam – Armbro Cinema who recorded his fourth win in his last five starts for trainer Ron Burke.

Aaron Byron, Rick Plano, and Jim Meittinis each posted driving doubles on the afternoon’s eleven race card.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Thursday, July 18, with a post time of 6:50 p.m. featuring sophomore trotters in the Tompkins-Geers Grand Circuit stakes. For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at

-- Dustin Ross

Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Ace Of Pace (Cam's Card Shark) paced away in the final eighth of a mile in the Sunday feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway to record a convincing 1:53.2 victory. Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey piloted the 5-year-old mare for trainer Meir Geller as she took advantage of her inside post to capture the early lead and never looked back. Elodie (Bruce Aldrich Jr) closed quickly for second while Bells On Wheels (Harry Landy) earned the show spot in the $20,000 Open for Fillies and Mares. For Ace of Pace, it was win number 20 in her career which has consisted of 68 lifetime races. Ace of Pace prevailed while dismissed at odds of 6-1.

Running Aces
Rich Dessert extended his winning streak to six at Running Aces on Sunday night, winning a Minnesota-sired event for older trotters in 1:56.4. Tim Maier drives and trains the 4-year-old gelding for his wife, Denise. R A’s Shakenbake (Nick Roland) finished just a half-length behind in second with Nearly Rich (Luke Plano) garnering the show dough.

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