Lis Mara favored in Ben Franklin
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Lis Mara was bred by Tim Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers football family and named for Tim and Wellington Mara, owners of the New York Giants. The 5-year-old pacer, trained by Ervin Miller, has six wins in nine starts this season, pushing his career earnings to $1.54 million. Driver Brian Sears brought Lis Mara from seventh place with a three-wide brush in the elimination race and outfought Took
The post-position draw landed Lis Mara on the rail for Sunday\'s final, making the task even tougher for these rivals: No. 2, Gold Dust Beach, a strong pacesetter driven by David Miller; No. 3, Artistic Fella, the champion 3-year-old of 2006, driven by Cat Manzi; No. 4, Boulder Creek, a $2.9-millon earner, Tim Tetrick; No. 5, Spirit of a Shark, Ross Wolfenden; No. 6, Took Hanover, John Campbell; No. 7, Timesareachanging, Andy Miller; No. 8, Jereme\'s Jet, Tony Morgan.
The last harness stakes race in the
Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack\'s schedule also includes 12 stakes, worth $100,000 each, for trotters and pacers bred in
The track is only eight days into its second season, but it already has seen that 1:49 pacing mile--fastest ever in these parts--and earned praise from the sport\'s top drivers and trainers. \"It\'s going to be great here,\" said Tim Tetrick, who is taking dead aim at Walter Case Jr.\'s record of 1,077 wins in one year. \"I\'m planning to make
Post time for the 13-race card is 3:30 p.m. Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack will present the Colonial Trot on Aug. 12, the