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Racing favorites take down Philly co-features

Vaseline 2 months ago

CHESTER, PA – All Class repeated in the top-level harness racing event at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon (April 21), winning one of the two $13,000 divisions in the fast class, while Ervin Hanover came in and promptly won the other headlining split. Both horses were the race favorites.

All classes in previous win (Curtis Salonick photo)

All classes (Heston Blue Chip), followed a similar tactic to the one he employed last week for driver David Miller, taking the lead after a quarter of :27.2 and then reaching the middle stations in :55.1 and 1:23.1, at the last point under fire from the first over Camara moment. The uncovered challenger moved from fifth at the break and gave a good chase in the final panel, but fell half a length behind in the 1:50.4 mile as All Class won for the tenth time in just 27 career starts, with Per Engblom trained him. for Morrison Racing.


Ervin Hanover (Captain treacherous) had to endure the first part of the mile on the outside, but he ran right past the :26.4 opener for command for the stands, then set the timer for 55.2 and 1:22.4 before recording a final time of 1:50.3 .

Erwin Hanover in previous win at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Grace ZImmer Photo)

Shazam Hanover, who had shot straight into the lead and then had Ervin Hanover working hard for the top, did his best from the pocket but fell 1¾ lengths short of the money. Jeff Cullipher conditions the $375,200 winner, driven by Todd McCarthy, for Pollack Racing LLC.


Todd McCarthy would go on to capture both halves of the Late Double, his three wins tying him with George Napolitano Jr. Tim Tetrick.

Racing resumes at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon at 12:25 p.m. It’s the circuit’s traditional ‘Trottin’ Thursday’ and the $13,000 handicap allows virtually all competitors to argue their chances of success in the well-matched field. Free Philly programs are or will be available at

For full race results, click here: YOUS Trotting results

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