Northfield, OH --- Mainline Hall paced home for his 50th career victory on Tuesday (March 19) in Northfield Park’s 11th race.
The 11-year-old has 300 career starts, winning 50 times, and finishing second and third 35 and 40 times, respectively. Mainline Hall (Cambest-Mantha’s Love-Beach Towel) has career earnings of $168,901 and a lifetime mark of 1:53 taken at The Red Mile at age 10. The pacer’s richest win was for a purse of $22,500 in a stakes race at Yonkers Raceway in 2007.
Mainline Hall led through fractions of :28.2, :58.1 and 1:27, before stopping the clock in 1:56.2, finishing three-quarters of a length in front of his closest competitor, I Need A Drink (Chris Page). He returned $4.00 to win.
Pine Grove Stables of Parkman, Ohio, owns Mainline Hall. Northfield Park's leading trainer Harla Renae Loney trains the gelding and Aaron Merriman drove him to this milestone triumph.