Day At The Track

"Captain" draws 10 post in $100,000 Maturity

05:45 AM 10 Jun 2014 NZST
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Captaintreacherous, harness racing
Captaintreacherous was sharp in his qualifying win
Photo by Ken Weingartner

Welcome back to the harness racing wars Captaintreacherous.

The 2013 Dan Patch award winning Pacer of the Year in harness racing was given a “cold shoulder” in the post position draw for his first start of the season, drawing the far outside post ten in the $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for four-year-olds on Friday.

It will be a good test of the abilities of the super star pacer as his faces a stellar field of competition but not yet going against all the best older pacers in the nation.

Captaintreacherous’s debut will be against Apprentice Hanover, who has been razor sharp this season for trainer Ben Wallace. With six wins, five seconds and one third place finish this season in 12 starts, Apprentice Hanover has held his own against the best in the sport and has yet to finish a race worse than third. He will start from post three for driver Jody Jamieson and has earnings of $313,000 already this year.

Other contenders in the field include Dovuto Hanover, Word Power and Dedi’s Dragon, one of the only horses last year to have beaten Captaintreacherous.

In prepping for his debut this Friday, Captaintreacherous competed in three qualifying races at the Meadowlands and won two of them, the fastest last week in 1:50.1. His lone was a second place finish to the great Foiled Again in 1:51.1.

Sired by Somebeachsomewhere, Captaintreacherous is a career winner of $2,973,000 so a victory on Friday would put him over the $3 million mark. In his career he has started 26 times with 21 wins, 3 second place and one third place finish.

Last night his regular pilot, Tim Tetrick said that “He is in great shape and ready to race. I look forward to driving him this season. He is an unbelievable horse and I think he will have a great year.”

By Steve Wolf, for

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