Day At The Track


04:08 AM 20 Jun 2005 NZST
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AC Excellent Buy, the $4.40-1 second choice in the wagering, lived up to his name with a great late move to win the Cubs Series Final on Sunday night (June 19) at Hawthorne Race Course.

Arthur and Sharon Barsella own AC Excellent Buy.

Covering the mile in 1.52.1, with the last quarter in 26.3s, this 4-Year-Old gelding earned $11,750 for the victory, boosting his total for the year to $41,559 and his career earnings to $49,887.

rained by Brenda Romania, with regular driver Jason Dillander in the bike, this gelding had won the first leg of the Cubs Series on June 5 for this team then had to settle for third, as the 2-1 favourite, in leg two.

Leon’s Gambit, owned by Mike Lee, Laura Lee and Kimberly Silpath, trained by Rick Dane Junior and driven by Patrick Berry, raced near the back of the pack early then came flying wide to finish second, a ½ length behind AC Excellent Buy.

Were All In Racing LLC’s Upitagain, Dale Hiteman driving and trained by Homer Hochstetler, held on for third.

Favoured Four Star Mike, 3-5 at post time, led for most of the race but appeared to be a bit rank and faded to sixth.

They covered the mile in 1.52.1 with fractions of 27 seconds, 55.3s, and 1.24.3.

he most interesting payoff of the night, however, was the 10 cent Superfecta, which paid $8605.84.

Nice way to spend a dime.

Courtesy Of Jim Miller, Publicity Director, Hawthorne Race Course

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