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Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

Published: May 15, 2019 12:33 pm ET

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The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races.

THIS WEEK: Graduate Series Trot first leg, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ, and Art Rooney and Lismore eliminations, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, NY.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Grand Circuit action will takes place this Saturday (May 18) at the Meadowlands Racetrack with a pair of $50,000 divisions in the first leg of the Graduate Series for four-year-old open trotters. Also on Saturday, Yonkers Raceway will host two $40,000 eliminations in the Art Rooney for three-year-old open pacers and two $20,000 eliminations in the Lismore for three-year-old pacing fillies.

LAST TIME: This past Saturday night (May 11), Yonkers Raceway featured the $92,100 W.N. Reynolds Pace, which offered two divisions each for the three-year-old girls and boys. To read a full recap of the races, click here.

GRAND CIRCUIT STANDINGS: In 2019, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2019 Grand Circuit awards.

Here are the leaders following this past weekend:

Drivers: 1. Tim Tetrick – 178; 2. Jason Bartlett – 117; 3. George Brennan – 100; 4t. Daniel Dube – 92; 4t. Jordan Stratton – 92.

Trainers: 1. Jim King Jr. – 142; 2. Ron Burke – 83; 3. Rene Allard – 77; 4. Richard Banca – 61; 5. Andrew Harris – 54.

Owners: 1. Jo Ann Looney-King – 51.7; 2. Tim Tetrick LLC – 48.2; 3. Richard Poillucci – 41.7; 4. Brad Grant – 41; 5. D R Van Witzenburg – 40.

LOOKING AHEAD: Grand Circuit action will take place next week at Woodbine Mohawk Park (first leg of the Miss Versatility for trotting mares), the Meadows (Currier & Ives for three-year-old trotters), Yonkers Raceway (Art Rooney and Lismore finals for three-year-old pacers), and Harrah’s Philadelphia (Maxie Lee Memorial for open trotters, Betsy Ross for pacing mares and Commodore Barry for open pacers).

(With files from the Grand Circuit)


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