Tuesday's (March 11) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows and Dover Downs.
Partyatbartsplace repeats in Meadows series
Washington, PA---First over from before the half, Partyatbartsplace ground out his second straight victory in Tuesday’s Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Also capturing $15,000, second-leg splits in the series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts, horses and geldings were Mogul Hanover, who won his second straight in the Russell, and KR’s Power Surge, a 25-1 surprise.
Partyatbartsplace was third when Aaron Merriman sent him after the leader, Mattamerican. The pair dueled until mid-stretch, where Partyatbartsplace edged clear and downed Mattamerican by a length in a career-best 1:53.3. Dealin Dan rallied for show.
Chas Norris trains Partyatbartsplace, a 4-year-old Party At Artsplace-Miss Major Power gelding, for Thumbs Up Stable.
In the $20,000 Preferred Trot, converted claimer Call To Post powered to the lead past the quarter and was unassailable thereafter, scoring in 1:54, a lifetime mark. Early leader Bound For Fame was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, while Tamarind closed well for show. Doug Snyder piloted the 5-year-old Tom Ridge-Poster Princess gelding, who soared over $100,000 in career earnings, for trainer Dane Snyder and owner Danielle Snyder.
Dave Palone and trainer Steve Schoeffel each enjoyed a triple on the 15-race card.
Raritan Bay closed to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace while 23-1 longshot Foxland surprised in the $15,000 claimer on “Spring like’ Tuesday, March 11 at Dover Downs. Bret Brittingham came home through a wing of horses en route to a 1:52.1 victory in the top claiming race on the card. The win was the second in his last three starts for the Red River Hanover-Jackie Who gelding trained by his dad Don, and owned by his mother, Betty Brittingham. Cash Cab (Corey Callahan) won the photo for second with Polaris N (Ross Wolfenden) third.
One race later, Daryl Bier and 23-1 shot Foxland were seventh, on the move outside, as the field passed the three quarters. Foxland then raced three, then four wide entering the stretch and bypassed seven rivals on the way to a 1:53 success in a $15,000 Male Claiming Allowance. Overlooked in the field after winning two starts back and being in-the-money in four of his first four starts this year, the Badlands Hanover-Fox Valley Hooker gelding paid $48.60 to win. Ideal Vintage (Callahan) was runner-up with A Bettor World (Eddie Davis Jr.) the show horse.