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TwinSpires Harness Players’ Horse Of The Year Leads Long List Of ‘Profit Ponies’ For 2017

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January 1st, 2018

Each December the TwinSpires harness-racing department studies the 12-month archives of suggested contenders posted in the exclusive weekly harness blog. From that review, we categorize all of the winners that have paid at least two digits (4-1 and up) in the order of win prices, high to low (while including their place and show prices and the track at which they won). We add a separate list for our winners of specific stakes we featured through the 52 weeks, also at 4-1 and up.

There were many more winners posted during the year that paid 7-2 and lower, but for the sake of space and a braggart’s love for success, we present only two-digit winners. Anyone wishing to see the entire list should make a request on Twitter @FrankCotolo. I will email the entire cast of winners to anyone requesting it.

First and foremost, we announce the TwinSpires Harness Players’ Horse of the Year. Each year the horse earning the title comes from either our features list or the horses-to-watch list (H2W) and is the highest paying winner from all our posts of the year.

Players’ Best Payer

The TwinSpires Harness Players’ Horse of the Year for 2017 is Mars Man.

Based on the biggest win mutual for a TwinSpires harness blog selection in 2017, Mars Man won by $74.00 in the win-prince category. On Feb. 18 at the Meadows, Mars Man won and paid $56.50-1. Across the board, his totals were $115.00, $29.80, $8.40. He was listed in that day’s H2W.

Mars Man was a five-year-old son of Lis Mara, out of the Artsplace mare Bohemian Dancer. He was bred and leased at the time by Robert Key and driven to victory Dan Rawlings. Mars Man is still racing and is currently trained by Michael Hall.

Owner/breeder Key is the same man whose American Winner won the Hambletonian in 1993. That colt was just one of many successful and moderate standardbreds Key has owned over a few decades.

Here are the winners from this year’s features, followed by the winners from the H2W:

Feature-Race Winners, 2017

Horse name, win price, track

Cool Cates, $64.00, Meadows
Stratocaster, $63.60, Meadowlands
Devious Man, $32.00, Pocono
Voom Or Bang, $27.00, Hoosier
Jersey Jim, $26.80, Yonkers
Night Rhythm, $26.80, Red Mile
Ronny Bugatti, $20.20, Yonkers
Western Fame, $19.60, Flamboro
Caviart Ally, $17.40, Philly
Fiftydollarbill, $17.20, Hoosier
Ideal Jet, $17.10, Mohawk
Perfect Spirit, $17.00, Meadowlands
Act Like A Diva, $15.20, Vernon
What The Hill, $14.60, Red Mile
Hurricane Beach, $14.40, Mohawk
Jersey Jim, $14.00, Saratoga
Fear The Dragon, $12.80, Pocono
What The Hill, $12.80, Meadowlands
Saint Beth, $12.40, Dayton
All On Black, $12.00, Philly
Bona Massa, $12.00, Hoosier
Medusa, $11.20, Yonkers
Overdraft Volo, $11.00, Hoosier
Fashionwoodchopper, $10.60, Red Mile
Funknpancakes, $10.60, Meadowlands
Persist Blue Chip, $10.30, Yonkers
Alexis Faith, $10.20, Yonkers
Karefree Kara, $10.20, Dayton
Turbo Mach, $10.20, Miami


H2W (Horses-to-Watch) List Winners for 2017

Horse name, win, place, show, track

Mars Man, $115.00, $29.80, $8.40, Meadows

Maxi Bon, $75.00, $13.60, $4.00, Pocono
Tornado Henry, $74.40, $19.40, $8.00, Running Aces
CW Raisinette, $54.00, $31.20, $6.60, Running Aces
Blue Star Admiral, $53.40, $21.90, $11.10, Century
Roll With Sparky, $47.90, $19.30, $5.90, N/A

Outlawtriggerhappy, $37.90, $17.60, $10.40, Century
Bootswiththefur, $35.20, $8.60, $6.20, Freehold
Swingin Jenny, $33.00, $20.90, $9.20, Miami
Rockin Romeo, $31.60, $8.40, $3.20, Ocean
Power Of Justice, $31.20, $7.60, $4.80, Dayton

King Of The Crop, $29.40, $13.00, $6.80, Pompano
My Caroline, $29.00, $6.20, $4.40, Northfield
Deuces For Charity, $28.80, $13.00, $7.40, Yonkers
Cajon Jubilee, $28.20, $8.00, $6.00, Northville
Captain Hazardous, $27.70, $8.90, $5.10, Century
Cantab Lindy, $27.60, $9.60, $6.00, Dayton
Champaign Punch, $25.60, $9.40, $3.20, Plainridge
Nips Beach Girl, $25.00, $4.60, $4.30, Rideau-Carleton
Mach Code, $24.70, $9.90, $6.80, Woodbine
Sarpa Hanover, $23.00, $10.60, $5.40, Philadelphia
Bruces Magic, $21.80, $11.20, $5.40, Pocono
Skyway Sonoma, $21.80, $5.20, $3.60, Northfield
Officially Yours, $21.60, $11.00, $5.80, Meadows
Skade, $21.20, $10.40, $6.80, Century
Lawgiver Hanover, $21.00, $6.50, $4.60, Yonkers
Kadabra Queen, $20.00, $5.50, $3.30, Mohawk
The Cuse Is Loose, $18.60, $5.40, $4.00, Saratoga

DW’sblissfulthinkn, $19.80, $5.70, $5.80 ok, Saratoga
Lucky Lucka, $19.70, $9.40, $6.50, Century
Blue Zombie, $19.40, $8.00, $4.60, Pompano
Windsun T Bird, $19.40, $9.60, $7.20, Running Aces
Diva Diamonds, $19.20, $7.00, $3.80, Rosecroft
Jupiter Rising, $18.80, $8.80, $3.00, Plainridge
Jump Jive And Jam, $18.70, $6.30, $3.90, Mohawk
Lordbullville, $18.60, $5.50, $5.50 ok, Monticello
Hockey Hanover, $18.20, $3.40, $2.40, Meadows
Kesons Avaia, $18.00, $8.80, $6.50, Saratoga
Donna Party, $17.80, $6.50, $3.80, Rideau-Carleton
Archibald, $17.20, $7.40, $4.60, Pompano
Ideal Jet, $17.10, $6.60, $4.50, Mohawk
Glenferne Dreamer, $17.00, $6.00, $2.80, Philadelphia
Fox Valley Iliad, $16.80, $8.20, $5.10, Batavia
Western Fame, $16.80, $5.20, $3.00, Meadowlands
Haileysgonedancing, $15.80, $6.60, $4.40, Pocono
I’m Blue Too, $15.80, $6.60, $4.20, Cal-Expo
Rockathon, $15.80, $4.60, $4.20, Scioto
Cordoba Hill, $14.80, $4.00, $3.60, N/A
Jazzmanian Devil, $14.60, $6.00, $5.00, Cal-Expo
Ella V Horse, $14.40, $4.20, $3.80, Saratoga
Speed Lane, $14.40, $7.00, $3.80, Dayton
Da Chief, $14.00, $5.60, $2.40, Harrington
Bullville Bren, $13.80, $5.00, $3.20, Monticello
Goodnight, Goodluck, $13.80, $5.80, $3.40, Buffalo
St Lads Maggie Mae, $13.60, $4.40, $7.40 ok, Northfield
Nerida Franco N, $13.40, $5.90, $5.10, Yonkers
Major Nemesis, $13.20, $6.60, $7.00 ok, Scioto
UF Whosurdarlinboy, $13.00, $3.40, $2.60, Northville

Miss Banjolina, $12.60, $4.80, $4.60, Cal-Expo
Orange Biji, $12.60, $3.60, $2.80, Freehold
Showtime Terror, $12.40, $5.60, $7.20 ok, Century
Bluenose Gal, $12.20, $4.80, $3.40, Philadelphia
Mach Power, $12.10, $6.60, $5.40, Pompano
Bad Bad Arcster, $12.00, $6.60, $4.60, Scioto
Pistol Pearl, $12.00, $5.60, $3.20, Northfield
Poacher N, $12.00, $6.20, $5.00, Freehold
ER Maria, $11.80, $5.60, $5.20, Northville
Ibanez, $11.80, $5.40, $3.20, Northfield
Espoir Go, $11.70, $6.60, $2.10, Rideau-Carleton
If You Want Fire, $11.60, $6.60, $3.80, Buffalo
Luigi, $11.60, $7.00, $2.60, Scarborough
Someone Like You, $11.60, $5.80, $3.50, Charlottetown
Whiskey Please, $11.60, $5.80, n/s/, Monticello
My Spring Fling, $11.00, $5.00, $2.80, Saratoga
Ohio Larry, $11.00, $4.60, $4.00, Hawthorne
Carlos Superstar, $10.60, $3.00, $2.60, Red Mile
High Finance, $10.40, $3.00, $2.60, Northville
Lodi Machete Man, $10.40, $4.00, $3.00, Cal-Expo
Te Kawau N, $10.40, $4.50, $4.60, Yonkers
Cardinal Rule, $10.00, $4.00, $3.20, Century
Homicide Hunter, $10.00, $5.40, $4.00, Yonkers
PH Powerplay, $10.00, $2.60, $2.60, Scarborough


HAPPY NEW YEAR !

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