Having won five out of her last six races, and two in a row against the best harness racing mares on the grounds, Amanda Tobinski's Miss Walker, a six-year-old Aces N' Sevens offspring, out of the In Abercrombie mare In Chris Walker, won in 1:57.3 to register her sixth win of the year, in the $9,000 Filly and Mares Open Handicap Pace here at Buffalo Raceway Friday Night (April 23).
Capably driven by reinsman Jimmy Whisman, Miss Walker ($16.60), dismissed by the bettors at 7-1, left hard from post seven, and received a perfect two-hole trip behind eventual third place finisher Pembroke Primo (Kevin Cummings) who set all the fractions in the race, :28.3, :58.1, and 1:28.1. A :29.1 last quarter-mile put the winner one-half length ahead of second place finisher All Deuce (Jack Flanigen) at the wire.
“She’s awfully good right now”, said Whisman. “There’s really not much to say other than what a great job Greg has done with her”.
Trained by Greg Luther, the $4,500 share of the winning purse put Miss Walker’s season bankroll at $28,318, and $84,343 lifetime.
In Friday’s $9,000 Open Trot, Redneck Reindeer ($4.90) went wire to wire in 2:01.1, to register his sixth win of the year for owner Betty Tauber.
A sparkling :28.4 last quarter-mile, put theoffspring, who was driven by reinsman Ken Holliday, one-half length ahead of second place finisher Jack Sparrow (Jim McNeight) at the finish line. Carolina Raider (Troy Boring) came in third.
Trained by Sherri Holliday, the $4,500 share of the winning purse put Redneck Reindeer’s season bankroll at $30,691, and $239,292 lifetime.
Racing will resume on Saturday April 24, with first post scheduled for 6:40 PM.
Fans may enjoy fine food and drinks while playing their favorite horses: call the clubhouse reservation Line at (716) 646-6109, ext. 60149 to reserve a table. An operator will be available on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.