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Racing Roundup: The veteran Fifty Two Finn wins at Buffalo
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - from harness publicists around North America

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Friday’s Racing Roundup features stories from Buffalo Raceway and Cal Expo Raceway.

The veteran Fifty Two Finn wins at Buffalo

Hamburg, NY --- Fifty Two Finn, a 12-year-old Movie Mogul bay horse, won the $10,000 Open trot, in 1:59.1, for owner Ronald D. Stebbins, of Rochester N.Y. at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night. It was the first win this season in eight attempts for Fifty Two Finn, who is just $7,000 short of the half-million dollar mark in life earnings.

Paul White
Fifty Two Finn, at age 12, is still going strong
Fifty Two Finn ($6.30), leaving from the pylons in the field of seven and driven by John Cummings, Jr., shot right to the lead and set all the fractions in the race, :29, :59.1 and 1:29.1. A :30 last quarter-mile put the winner 2-1/4 lengths ahead of the second place finisher, Austin’s Jon Jon (Kevin Cummings), at the finish line. Perfect Man (Dave McNeight III) came in the show spot.

Trained by Ron Stebbins, the $5,000 winner’s share of the purse put Fifty Two Finn’s season bankroll at $9,625, and $493,144, lifetime.


Cal Expo
Winners-Over pacers, racing for a purse of $4,500, were featured at Cal Expo on Friday night, on which Cycle Power repeated. Maintaining the lead through the lane, there'd be no catching Cycle Power as the Nathalie Tremblay owned and trained gelding reported home a winner ($18.60) by 2-1/4 lengths, timed in a season’s-best 1:54.3. Amigo De Garcia finished in second and One And Only (Jim Lackey) finished 2-1/2 lengths farther back, in third. "It was one of his better ones and he raced excellent," concluded winning driver Lemoyne Svendsen said. Cal Expo currently offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on all Pick-4s. Additionally, all Late Pick-4s now come with an increased $20,000 (guar.) pool. Also, the Friday Late Pick-4 offers no takeout on all winning wagers made on-track or at, while the Saturday Late Pick-4 will be broadcast on TVG.

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