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Shawn Thayer scores 1,000th driving win; Stickers sold for Coletta fund
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - By Michael Sweeney

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Scarborough, ME --- Driver Shawn Thayer mastered the mud at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (12/7) to become the latest member of the Mr. 1,000 Club. A native of Hermon, Maine, Thayer has been a regular participant along the Pine Tree Circuit for two decades now and was the driving champion at Scarborough Downs during the 2012 meeting.


The benchmark win came with a member of Thayer’s own stable roster, Itsallaboutmike. The 6-year-old son of Dragon Again was a prolific winner this year, and secured his 16th win of the season. The pacer is owned by Marc Reynolds of Hermon, Maine.


As is the tradition at Scarborough Downs, Thayer was joined in the trackside winner’s circle by his fellow drivers and fans.


Thayer will help close out the meeting at Scarborough Downs as we enter the last two weekends of the season, racing Saturdays and Sundays with a 12:05 pm post time. Closing day is Sunday, December 22, and will feature our annual Standardbred retirement ceremony for 14-year olds.


Stickers to be sold at Scarborough Downs for the Stay Strong A. Coletta Fund


Scarborough Downs Harness Race Track will be selling Stay Strong stickers next weekend, December 14 & 15, to raise money for the Stay Strong A. Coletta Fund. Cost is $5 each 100% of the proceeds will go to the Coletta family. The stickers can be worn on race bikes, helmets, or used as bumper stickers.


Members of the Maine harness racing community have just mailed a donation to the fund in the amount of $403, representing funds raised from the Maine Amateur Driving Club’s purse commissions earned on 11/23/13, customer and horsemen cash donations, and driver Steve Nason’s purse commissions from 11/29/13.


All of us here in Maine were shocked and saddened by news of the accident and we continue to pray and send our positive, healing thoughts to Anthony for a speedy recovery. We send our very best wishes to the Coletta family for the holidays. They are in our thoughts and prayers every day.


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