Captaintreacherous battled a game Lucan Hanover all the way to the wire, gutting out a 1:49 victory in the $256,000 American National for 3-Year-Old Colt Pacers.steered the -trained son of to his 13th triumph in 15 starts this season, pushing his 2013 earnings to $2,055,033.
Owned by Captaintreacherous Racing, the venerable bay colt left hard from post two for the lead, but relinquished to Word Power () going to the :27.1 first quarter. When Eddie Sweat ( ) made a break on the outside of the leader, Tetrick asked the “Captain” to retake and the colt did easily to the :55.2.
“I was looking to see what was happening and wanted to keep my colt out of trouble,” Tetrick said. “He likes to see other horses and likes to have someone racing at his throat. He doesn’t want to let other horses get by him.”
Captaintreacherous and Lucan Hanover () then battled head and head past the 1:22.3 three-quarters, and all the way down the stretch, with the former digging in the final few yards to best his rival in a gutsy effort. Wake Up Peter ( ) notched the show money.
“When I first started out, this was the kind of horse I dreamed about,” trainersaid. “It’s just super to come back to my home town and be treated so well. Last week he tied up at Hoosier and he trained well this week and his blood work came back well, so I felt much better about his chances tonight after he warmed up.”
Captaintreacherous’s career earnings now stand at $2,973,286.
by Kimberly Rinker for Balmoral Park