Friday's (April 11) of Racing Roundup features results stories from Buffalo Raceway and Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.
Heartsaregonnaroll the "queen" in Buffalo Open Trot
Hamburg, NY---Heartsaregonnaroll was the 'Queen of the Night' at Buffalo Raceway Friday evening (April 11) as the lone mare in the field flexed her muscles and went wire-to-wire to snag the $10,500 Open Trot in a seasonal-best time of 1:58.3 over the fast track.
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|Heartsaregonnaroll (2) wires the field in the Buffalo Raceway Open Trot.|
The heavily favored Heartsaregonnaroll ($3.80) didn't break any hearts as she managed to post the half-length victory over Justgottogetthere (Jim McNeight) and Talladega Hanover (John Cummings). In the stretch, the winner trotted smartly to the finish as the remaining field of gentlemen failed to mount any challenges.
Sent right to the lead by driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Heartsaregonnaroll posted marks of 29.3, 59, 1:29 in posting her third victory in 13 starts. The steady and consistent 5-year-old mare has been in the money nine times this season, earning $27,181 for owners Paul and Ronald Viele. Alex Giuliani trained Heartsaregonnaroll (Hard Rock N Roll-Primrose Hanover), now a winner of $108,617 lifetime.
The action continues at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night when a 12-race card will go to the post at 6:40 p.m. The featured $10,500 Open Pace is slated for the eighth race.
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway
Slugfest became the first trotter to win two Opens in the young season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Jay Randall piloted the Maureen Salino-trained trotter to a wire-to-wire victory for the second consecutive Friday night. The 5-year-old Slugfest (Conway Hall) became a quarter millionaire with his win last week and on Friday matched the fastest trotting time of the season with his score in 1:57.2. Longshot A Megabuck (Chris Long) closed well to finish second and complete a $98 exacta behind the 9-5 favorite Slugfest. Wind Neath My Feet (Jordan Derue) earned the show spot in a $398 trifecta.