Sunday's (March 10) edition Racing Roundup features results stories from Harrah's Philadelphia, Dover Downs and Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.
Grand slam for Tetrick at Philly
Chester, PA--Tim Tetrick--the 2012 driving champion at Harrah's Philadelphia--wasted no time picking up where he left off, as "The InTIMidator" notched four driving wins on the Sunday (March 10) afternoon card--all of them with trotters.
In the third race, Tetrick piloted the Syl King-trained Somolli Crown to a 13-1 upset victory, saving ground throughout and outkicking Powerful Star (Eric Goodell) in a 1:57 effort. He would later team up with trainer Bucky Angle, Jr. on two occasions, scoring with Majestic Stone ($3.00, 1:56.1) in race 8 and Iron Will ($7.40, 1:55.4) in race 13. His other victory came in the tenth race, sending the Sam Beegle-conditioned Ride In Style ($5.60) to lead near race's midpoint, prevailing in 1:55.3.
Tetrick could only muster third honors in the day's featured event--an $18,000 conditioned pace--as Machapelo's mild bid was too late to catch the pace-setting Man He Can Skoot ($4.40), a 1:51.2 winner for driver David Miller and trainer Virgil Morgan Jr.
--Harrah's Philadephia publicity
Keystone Suave came four-wide turning for home and chopped down the leaders on the way to a 1:54.4 score in the $10,500 Male pace feature on a beautiful Sunday day afternoon, March 10 at Dover Downs. With Eddie Davis Jr. driving the first of two winners, Keystone Suave, owned and trained by Bruce Trader, the Dragon Again-Style gelding won for the first-time since January back-to-back winners. Terror On My Side (Vic Kirby) was runner-up. Captain Art (Tony Morgan) was the show finisher. Break Dancer set a personal best of 1:51.1 winning the Delaware $20,000 Claiming Allowance. Jon Roberts took the Bobby Glassmeyer owned and trained Western Ideal-Lives To Dance 6-year-old right to the front in a field of nine and was never headed winning for the third time in eight starts this year. Come Together (George Dennis), one of the meet’s winningest claiming horses, made his first start in nearly a month and closed along the passing lane to edge We Salute You for second place. It may have only been a $10,000 claimer, but you could hear the extra clamor as “The housewives of Delaware” cheered on their gray pacer Hoorayforthegray to a 1:53.3 victory, his second of the year. Vic Kirby drove the winner after sitting second behind race leader Premier (Jon Roberts) until reaching the top of the stretch. Then Hoorayforthegray, a Village Jolt-Bound For Glory gelding, swept to the outside and raced side-by-side until the final strides before reaching the finish line first in 1:53.3. The Panefactor (Ross Wolfenden) was third. With his son Corey being so successful, Nick Callahan doesn’t have the opportunity to drive that often. In an $8,000 4&5-Year-Old trot, trainer Callahan sat behind Picard, a SJ’s Caviar–Tasha Yar gelding he owns with Bonucelli Racing, and drove the four-year-old to his second straight win, a 1:58.2 triumph beating Field Of Dreams (George Dennis), second, and Bold Strike (Art Stafford Jr.), third, for the win. Vic Kirby had four wins, Montrell Teague and Eddie Davis Jr. added doubles.
SARATOGA GAMING AND RACEWAY
Legerdepan pulled off the upset in the afternoon’s feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. With no Fillies and Mares Open on the matinee program this week, the $12,000 pace for distaff pacers was the highlight of the afternoon card. Legerdepan overcame her outside post early on, utilizing quick gate speed to make an easy lead. At 11-1, the Jose Godinez-trained mare would never relinquish and drew clear late to score convincingly in 1:55.1. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted Legerdepan to her first win of the year, just one week after finishing second as the public’s choice. Cameron Lucky (Billy Dobson) dropped out of the Open and finished second while Eyeseefame (Dan Cappello Jr.) earned the show spot.