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“LL” HITS THE “JACKPOT” IN NJSS-GA FINAL

MANALAPAN, NJ – October 10, 2015 – LL Jackpot had the lead at every call and drew off to a three and a quarter length victory in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, the third race on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Freehold Raceway.


LL Jackpot


Jim Marshall III guided the daughter of Philos Hanoer – Wygant Rose to victory over Queenofthedreams [If I Can Dream]. It was four and a half lengths to On Top Ofthe Rock [Rocknroll Hanover] in third.

The mile was timed in 2:01.4.

LL Jackpot [$6.80] has finished in-the-money in five of nine starts, including three wins. She has banked $39,310 for trainer Ivan Llopez of Millstone Township, NJ, who is the co-owner and co-breeder with Louis T. Ferdinandi of Clark, NJ.

Prior to the betting card, a pair of sons of Rocknroll Hanover won $7,000 third leg divisions of the Green Acres.

In the two-year-old split, Don’tcallmefrancis was a length and a quarter winner over Lissilas [Rocknroll Hanover] and Perchance To Dream [If I Can Dream] was third by a length and a half.


Don'tcallmefrancis


Driven by Joe Hanney and trained by Nifty Norman, Don’tcallmefrancis paced the mile in 1:58.3. The gelding races in the name of the Enzed Racing Stable of Allentown, NJ and has two wins, two seconds and one third in six starts for earnings of $22,958. He was bred by Stephen P. Dey III.

Edward Teach, driven by Joe Bongiorno and trained by Ron Burke, won the three-year-old event by a half-length over Rock Of The Ages [Rocknroll Hanover]. Devils Cut [Western Ideal] was third by a length.


Edward Teach


Dale Towle of Leamington, Ontario owns Edward Teach, who was bred by Perretti Farms. This year the colt has four wins, two second and two thirds from 18 starts, banking $41,090 toward a career total of $68,340.


--Photos courtesy of Helene Gregory for World Wide Racing Photos

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SONS OF CHAPTER SEVEN CAPTURE DEXTER CUP ELIMINATIONS

Signaling Grand Circuit action is truly imminent, a pair of $24,000 Dexter Cup eliminations were contested on Saturday (April 29) afternoon at Freehold Raceway and two sons of Chapter Seven, Another Chapter and Lord Cromwell, served notice they are prepared for their sophomore seasons as each triumphed in his respective contest ...

LONGSHOTS RULE TO TRIGGER $61,958 LATE PICK FOUR CARRYOVER

Longshots stole the show during the Late Pick Four on Friday at the Meadowlands, triggering a massive $61,958 carryover into Saturday's program. Friday's Late Pick Four attracted a total pool of $97,193, the second largest pool of the year ...

TOP PACERS AT THE MEADOWLANDS ON SATURDAY

Several more stakes stars of last season will make their return to the races on Saturday night at The Meadowlands ...


MEADOWLANDS TO ADD DAVE BROWER AND GABE PREWITT TO BROADCAST TEAM

The award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast will have a decidedly different look when the Championship Meet begins on May 5 ...

EI EI O READY FOR DEXTER CUP ELIMINATION

Brian Burton has no idea what to expect in the weeks ahead, but he is looking forward to finding out ...

BIG WEEKEND AT THE BIG M

The Meadowlands has an intriguing and eventful weekend on the horizon, hosting eleven races on both Friday and Saturday evenings with stakes types beginning to populate the card and the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Challenge final on Saturday ...


ELITE GROUP OF PACING MARES SET TO BATTLE

Mention this year’s group of older female pacers to Mark Harder and the longtime trainer can only shake his head in amazement ...

MEADOWLANDS TO RENAME US PACING CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONOR OF SAM MCKEE

The US Pacing Championship, long one of the signature events on Hambletonian Day, will be renamed The Sam McKee Memorial beginning this August in honor of the track’s Hall of Fame announcer and broadcaster who passed away March 8 at the age of 54 ...

ANDY MILLER SWEEPS FEATURES DURING FOUR-WIN NIGHT

The Meadowlands winner’s circle was painted orange on Saturday night as Andy Miller swept the co-featured upper level paces en route to a four-win night during the 11-race program ...




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