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Racing Roundup: Springforth equals Harrington mark
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - by harness publicists across North America

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Tuesday's (Sept. 2) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Harrington Raceway, The Meadows and Hippodrome 3R.

Springforth equals Harrington track record

Harrington, DE --- Jeffery Clark's Springforth ($15.60, George Dennis) prevailed in Tuesday's $17,000 Mares Open and equaled a track record in the process with a 1:52 victory.

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Springforth (4) won the Harrington feature in 1:52, tying the record for 4-year-old pacing mares.

The win matched the 4-year-old mare track record, co-held by Lorrie Please. The daughter of Artiscape, Springforth sat behind pacesetter Monochromatic throughout fractions of 27.3, 55.4, and 1:24.1 before outkicking the favorite in the lane for the win.

Trained by owner Clark, Springforth received an identical journey last week and finished second to Embassy Seelster, who finished third this time around.

Tony Morgan had four winners on the program. Allan Davis had a driving triple, while Montrell Teague recorded a double.

-- Matt Sparacino

The Meadows
Novascotia Hanover unleashed a powerful uncovered move that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Novascotia Hanover shot out for the early lead for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., but after some quarter-pole shuffling, found herself third. When she came first-over down the backside, she wore down the leader, Certified Ideal, and defeated her by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:52.3. Phone Terror rallied for show. Ryan Angus trains Novascotia Hanover, a 4-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Northern Sky who now has banked $455,111 in her career, for F Bellino & Sons LLC. Dave Palone drove six winners and Eric Ledford three on the 15-race card.

Hippodrome 3R
The 2-year-old pacing colt Chaleurs AD posted his fourth straight victory with an impressive lifetime mark Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R. The victory was one of four winners on the night for driver Denis St. Pierre. It was the first pari-mutuel race for Chaleurs AD as his prior four victories all had come at Quebec Fair tracks that do not feature pari-mutuel wagering. It was not much of a battle for the son of Riggins as Denis St. Pierre sent Chaleurs AD right out to the lead and they held the field at bay, leading by two lengths for most of the one mile race. Then in the stretch the colt opened up to win in a romp by 5-1/4 lengths in a lifetime best clocking of 2:01.2. Rainbow Palace (Francis Picard) was second with Sandinista (Mario Charron) third. Trained by Charles Gaudreaul, it was the fifth win in six career starts for Chaleurs AD. He paid $4.70 to win as the second wagering choice in the race. For St. Pierre, his winning ways continued at the Hippodrome 3R. St. Pierre won the second, third, fourth and ninth races on the program and his Universal Driving Rating is now over .470.

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