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"You're Never Too" Oldford wins at Goshen

11:54 AM 07 Jul 2019 NZST
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Steve "You're Never Too" Oldford
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Goshen, NY-- Harness racing's greatest traveling roadshow, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, moved to the Cradle of the Trotter on Saturday afternoon, July 6, for trotting contest and despite the pouring rain the series vice president, Steve "You're Never Too" Oldford, took advantage of a two-hole trip and rallied Santini to a head victory while holding off a hard-charging Tropical Trice ("Mighty Matt" Zuccarello) in a time of 2:00.2. Third place went to Osprey Vision, driven by Billings newcomer and talented trainer, " King David" Russo.

"It was an exciting race and three of us battled all the way to the wire,"Oldford said as he wiped the mud from his face."My my horse hung tough and we eked-out a victory. But it was close."

"A funny thing about this race is that last year I drove a winner for Dave (Russo) ," Oldford added

A longtime proponent of amateur racing Oldford notched his 154th driving victory but perhaps more impressive is that Steve will receive the Hall of Fame Amateur Driver of the Year Award tomorrow night, which will be the sixth time he has received that honor.

by John Manzi, for the Billings Series

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