Tuesday's (Jan. 14) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows and Dover Downs.
TSM Photo Bugger romps by 11 at The Meadows
Washington, PA--TSM Photo Bugger blitzed the field with a powerful backside burst and rolled to an 11-length victory in Tuesday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows.
TSM Photo Bugger was sitting fourth when Mike Wilder asked him for trot. The 7-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding gobbled up the leader, He’s Spooky, and jogged home in 1:56.1 on a sloppy surface. Sam Has Class and Trustworthy Kid were second and third, respectively.
Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, who extended his career bankroll to $369,668, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. It was one of three wins on the 16-race card for Wilder.
The “future” was now at Dover Downs when Here Is The Future scored a 10-1 victory in the first of two $20,000 Claiming Allowance pace, while Jakes Spur won the other, at Dover Downs over a “sloppy” track on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Starting from the second tier, Here Is The Future came on for Montrell Teague, to beat race favorite Hot Roddy (Chris Page) in the claiming day feature race. Bred and owned by K&R Racing and trainer George Teague, the 4-year-old altered son of Four Stazzz Shark-Future Destiny recorded his fifth lifetime win and upped his career earnings to $34,480. Hot Roddy was second while Jingle Bell Rocker (Corey Callahan) was the show horse.
Jakes Spur closed strongly between horses in deep stretch to get up in the last stride for a nose victory in 1:54.4 in the co-feature. The winning drive by Ross Wolfenden was his fifth trip to the winner’s circle. The victory, one of two on the card, returned Wayne Givens to first place among trainers at the meet with his 30th and 31st wins. Legacy Racing own the 10-year-old Sharky Spur-Rhiannon Rose gelding.
Along with Wolfenden's quadruplet of wins, driver Eddie Davis Jr., trainer Wayne Givens and owners Legacy Racing and Nanticoke Racing had doubles.