Monday’s (Dec. 16) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows and Dover Downs.
Count Me In, Austin's Jon Jon win Meadows winners over trots
Washington, PA --- A pair of winners over $10,000 life trots, each worth $15,000, highlighted Monday’s card at The Meadows, with Count Me In and Austin’s Jon Jon taking the featured races.
The first division became a family feud of sorts when Count Me In, trained by Marty Wollam, challenged No Doze, conditioned by Marty’s son, Miles Wollam, in the stretch. Score one for the older generation, as Count Me In responded to Mike Wilder’s urging and nailed No Doze by three-quarters of a length in 1:55. Better Caviar was third.
Marty Wollam and Acadia Farms own Count Me In, a 4-year-old Full Count-Howl gelding who now boasts $246,791 in career earnings.
Austin’s Jon Jon captured his second straight when he angled off the cones in the final turn for Greg Grismore and scored at 7-1 in 1:55. Trustworthy Kid was second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Go Tapaigh and Wing Tips dead-heated for show.
Andy Rickert trains Austin’s Jon Jon, an 8-year-old Giant Hit-Miss Dial Tone gelding who extended his career bankroll to $298,192, and owns with Mark Jakubic.
Wilder and Dave Palone each drove three winners on the 16-race program.
-- Evan Pattak
Spend It All beat the top female pacers at Dover Downs for the second straight week in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Monday. The only 3-year-old in the field of nine, Spend It All won for the 16th time in 28 outings, recording a 1:51.4 clocking which equaled her lifetime fastest. Jim Morand was at the controls for trainer Les Givens as the Tell All-Dream Card sophomore, owned by Brooke Givens and Steve Head, extended her career earnings to $139,790. As was the case last week, Jeremes Sweetheart and Vic Kirby were right behind in second with San Fran Lady N and Tony Morgan third. Vic Kirby drove three winners, while Jim Morand, Corey Callahan and trainer Les Givens had two winners each.