CAPITOL SOURCE MAKES EXCELLENT RETURN

10:05 PM 23 Aug 2005 NZST
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Capitol Source emerged victorious in Monday night’s (August 22) Stickney Series Final at Hawthorne.

Raymond Ningard and Perry Smith own Capitol Source.

A daylight winner two weeks ago in a division of the Stickney, this 3-Year-Old gelding once again left the field in his dust, drawing away by three lengths at the wire.

He assumed the lead while extremely wide nearing the half pole and won as he pleased. With Sam Widger in this bike, this Perry Smith charge paid $4.40 for the win.

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It was great to see Million Dollar Bye one more time before the meet ended.

He got all the late money, went off as the odds-on favourite, and led, with driver Ron Marsh, every step of the way.

He never let them get closer than a 1 ½ lengths behind and won by that margin, trotting the mile in, for him, a rather pedestrian 1.56.2.

But, the Paul Stafford trainee earned another $6000 for owners Thomas Lewandowski and Vanessa Anderson and boosted his record for the year to 14 scores in 21 starts, and his career earnings to $1,171,773.

Driver Tim Tetrick won Monday's Match Rival Challenge. He was the longest shot of the four drivers. His victory returned $8.80 to his backers.

Courtesy Of Jim Miller, Publicity Director, Hawthorne Racecourse

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